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Waterkeepers Florida Launches #MomsForCleanWater Campaign Inspired by Florida’s First Lady

Waterkeepers Florida Launches #MomsForCleanWater Campaign Inspired by Florida's First Lady

Earlier this year, Florida’s First Lady Casey DeSantis made a powerful statement: “We feel an obligation as parents and feel that we should work on behalf of all the parents of this great state to make sure their children have a clean environment and clean water to grow up on.” Waterkeepers Florida applaud the First Lady’s commitment to restoring and protecting our state’s waters, although it is clear our state legislature does not share that same sense of urgency. Unfortunately, this legislative session failed to yield any meaningful protective policies for Florida’s waterways. Florida Moms demand better for our children …

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Jax Poetry Fest Celebrates National Poetry Month in Downtown Jax for the 4th Year

It’s thought-provoking and inspiring, emotional and raw, connecting us all through the power of the written word. In celebration of National Poetry Month, Hope at Hand presents the 4th Annual Jax Poetry Fest with free community workshops and presentations by a collection of local poets, writers and spoken-word artists in . Jax Poetry Fest is an annual event produced by the North Florida nonprofit every April during National Poetry Month to inspire community-based poetry projects and engage the community. The inaugural Poetry Fest was held in 2016. Now in its fourth year, the festival has grown in terms of both …

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Dr. Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center & Miracle Spa voted “Best in Jax”

It’s easy to see why Dr. Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center & Miracle Spa has been voted “Best in Jax” for Best Plastic Surgery 22 years in a row. and provide over 50 combined years of award-winning surgical experience for patients in need of cosmetic, reconstructive or non-surgical procedures to correct or enhance their faces and bodies. With degrees from Harvard University and Tufts University, Loren became interested in plastic surgery after serving in the U. S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He performed reconstructive surgery on soldiers with deforming injuries and operated on the first prisoners of war in …

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Run Santa Run: Gift Your Time and Talent

‘Tis better to give than to receive, and there’s no shortage of ways to give back this holiday season. Many charitable organizations, civic groups, and individuals throughout the city open their doors and their hearts to those in need of a helping hand, a warm meal, a new coat, or toy donations to bring Christmas cheer to the less fortunate. This year, the currently has 66 children in the shelter and the goal is for each child to receive three presents on Christmas morning. To help reach the goal, sign up at www.sulzbachercenter.org to participate in the annual holiday toy …

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Creative Spaces: E.J. McIntyre, Gingerbread Builder

BY HURLEY WINKLER ******************* WHAT: Gingerbread Extravaganza WHEN: now through December 23 WHERE: Old St. Andrews Church (317 A Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202) TICKETS: suggested donation of $5 for adults and $3 for children at the door MORE INFORMATION: jaxhistory.org/gingerbread-extravaganza ******************* Although she’s an award-winning gingerbread builder, E.J. McIntyre is not exceptionally competitive. The retired computer programmer enjoys admiring her fellow Gingerbread Extravaganza competitors’ edible creations much more than the competition itself. “I love seeing everyone’s creativity,” she says. “There are a lot of really talented people there.” McIntyre set the bar incredibly high for herself when she …

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Sit A While: PorchFest is Back to Jacksonville’s Springfield Neighborhood

Four years ago, with its renaissance in full swing, the and Revitalization Committee created a walk-able event to showcase the historic neighborhood with live music playing from the porches of the area’s “Grand Old Ladies.” The first annual was a success, drawing an estimated 4,000 visitors into the community. Now in its fourth year, the Jacksonville PorchFest is bigger and better than ever. The free, family-friendly event is held from noon to 9 pm Saturday on many of the inviting porches in the historic neighborhood. PorchFest begins and ends in beautiful , with a main stage performance from headliner Big …

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#FloridaStrong in the #904: JAX HAS RELIEF HELPERS

Loren & Mark Clayman, Hurricane Relief

JAX HAS RELIEF HELPERS As Jacksonville struggles to right itself after a dust-up with Hurricane Irma, the Third Coast and the island of Puerto Rico are still face down in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Maria. The devastating storms downed trees and power lines, peeled back roofs like tin cans and washed away lifetimes of memories in the polluted flood waters. Residents emerged shaken, with nothing left to do but wait for help to arrive. Volunteers throughout the First Coast city quickly mobilized, organizing donation sites and preparing to transport much-needed supplies into the storm-ravaged regions. Our mayor has …

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SAILING THE NIGHT AWAY—THEATRE ON A MISSION

Theatre on a Mission (TOM) held its annual gala fundraising show on July 31, 2017 at . This is the third year the Alhambra has hosted this annual benefit. Team Coordinator , who has been instrumental in the group’s formation and growth, appeared as Master of Ceremonies. She introduced the group, provided information about its formation, and kept the festivities moving along smoothly. Shelley’s daughter, , and started the group while students at . In 2012, they raised the funds to take a trip to Bondo, Kenya, and invited other interested students to join them. Once there, they offered a …

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It Takes a Few Bricks: Bringing the USS Adams to Jacksonville

Anchored along the St. John’s River, the USS Charles F. Adams (DDG-2) is the first naval warship transformed into a floating, state-of-the-art, interactive museum. The USS Adams Museum will complement the Liberty Hound sailor monument on the Southbank and the Veterans Memorial Arena and Veterans Memorial Wall at the stadium complex. The Charlie Deuce represents an entire class of advanced warships that served the U.S. Navy for more than 30 years during the Cold War. This national historic site will help boost tourism in the region and further stimulate the economic development of Downtown Jacksonville. Established by the , the …

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One Spark Unveils New Plans At EverBank for 2017

One Spark, EverBank Field, Downtown, Jacksonville, Florida, Daily's Place

One Spark Partners with Bold Events, EverBank Field to Transform into Festival of Innovation for 2017 Event One Spark Board Chairman Peter Rummell announced today that a new partnership has been formed between , One Spark Ventures and Bold Events, LLC. At a press conference this morning, Rummell also announced the dates for this year’s event which will take place Friday, Oct. 6 and Saturday, Oct. 7. To kick off One Spark and highlight the enhanced entertainment elements of this year’s festival, a concert hosted by Bold Events (Act TBD) will take place at the new on Thursday, Oct. 5, …

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