Bouquets & Brickbats

To Winn-Dixie and Harvey’s Supermarkets. During National Pet Month, WInn-Dixie and Harvey’s will match every donation of pet food and supplies to the Jacksonville Humane Society through May 31. For more information, visit

To Pulte Group. The home construction company donated a new home (mortgage-free!) to Matthew Perry, a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps and Purple Heart recipient living in Jacksonville. Pulte Group’s Built to Honor Program has been providing homes to wounded veterans and their families for 10 years.


To non-voters. In the First Unitary Election in March, only one in four registered voters actually cast their ballots for mayor, property appraiser and 15+ city council seats. While we don’t know the results of the general election as of press time, we can only hope turnout was significantly better. One-quarter of the people should not be making decisions this important for the entire city.