Jacksonville Couple Chosen for First Times Square New Year's Wedding

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- How many guests make for a "full house" at a wedding? One local couple will have about a million.

Bethany Philips and Geoffrey Dubie, who live in Jacksonville,  met in Iraq while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.  They live in Jacksonville.

They entered a contest to be the first people ever married in a ceremony at Times Square on New Year's Eve.

After looking through nearly 2,000 entries, Get Married Media chose Philips and Dubie to say "I do" as the ball drops with the world watching.

Philips, originally from Georgia, is heading to Florida State College Jacksonville to study nursing, and Dubie, from North Carolina, is studying at Jacksonville University.

The couple chose Jacksonville to start their life together after their service in the military.

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Air Show at NAS Jacksonville this Weekend

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Folks living along the river south of downtown will notice the sky is a bit more full than usual this weekend.

The 2010 NAS Jax Air Show is Saturday and Sunday, featuring, as always, the famous Blue Angels.

Gates open at 9 a.m. each day, and the action gets underway at 10 with flight demonstrations, aerobatics, a jet-powered truck and plenty of good old noise.

Drivers can enter at the NAS Jacksonville main gate on U.S. 17. 

Parking and admission are free, and there will be aircraft on display, merchandise and concessions and a Kid's Zone -- also free.

There will be five hours of speed and spins leading up to the Blue Angels at 3 p.m. The Air Show website has a complete lineup of aircraft and performers scheduled for the weekend.

Everyone attending will have to pass through a metal detector.

Halloween Buy Backs, Costume Parties and Fun

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'The Wizard of Oz' Showing for Free Saturday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- In a bit of Technicolor irony, somewhere over the rainbow is somewhere under the bridge this weekend.

Saturday evening, the Riverside Arts Market is showing the 1939 classic "The Wizard of Oz" under the Fuller Warren Bridge in Riverside.

The fun gets underway at 6:30 when the entertainment cranks up and food sales begin.

The proverbial curtains go up at 7, and when the movie is over, music videos will play on the big screen as the crowd disperses.

The weather will be nice, not that it matters, since the bridge provides a roof for the showing. Temperatures will be heading into the 50s as the night progresses, but will likely remain in the 60s during the movie.

The movie is free and parking is free; bring your own chairs and blankets.

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Wolfson Children's Hospital Implements Visitation Precautions as Flu Season Begins

Now that flu season has begun, Wolfson Children’s Hospital has implemented visitation precautions effective October 1, 2010, through March 31, 2011. During this timeframe, children age 5 and under will not be able to visit patients in the hospital. Parents and legal guardians are welcome to be with their hospitalized child at any time.

Springfield Mommies Group (SMG) Plans Fall Fun for Families

The annual Springfield Halloween Festival hosted by SMG promises to be a real spook-sensation this year, bigger ad better than ever. In addition to carnival games, bounce houses and delicious treats including hot dogs, beverages, Rita's Water Ice and homemade goodies, there will be a pumpkin sale and costume parade. Tickets for games and activities will be on sale at the event on Octover 23 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Klutho Park. For more information visit springfieldwomensclub.org

Ford unveils the new 2011 Explorer in Jacksonville Oct 20th

WHAT:

  • Ford’s all new 2011 Explorer will be revealed in Jacksonville on Wednesday, October 20, and we want you to be there to share in the excitement. Join Brian Berkmyre, Explorer Program Management Supervisor, for the reveal of the new Explorer, which has been completely reinvented to meet the needs of the 21st century SUV customer.
  • The new Explorer includes safety features such as the world's first inflatable seatbelts, connectivity technology that customers need and want and class-leading fuel economy—more than 30% better than the current vehicle.