JEA Warns Customers to Beware of Scams

JEA is warning its customers to beware of scams involving utility bill payments.

Recently, some JEA customers have been called, texted or visited in person, requesting a payment be made on a credit card number to avoid disconnection of services. JEA does not call its customers to make such requests.  Additionally, some JEA customers are being offered payment of their utility bill for up to half off the total amount due. The scam works like this – a customer is approached and told their bill will be paid in full if the customer gives an amount in cash. Unfortunately, the account is then paid with a stolen credit card or check. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

MOSH's Bella Luna Sold Out!

The Museum of Science & History’s annual Valentine’s event, Bella Luna: Dessert Under the Stars, is sold out.  

The event, taking place Saturday, February 12 from 7 to 10 p.m., will treat guests to  decadent desserts and hors d’oeuvres from some of the area’s top restaurants and caterers; wine and beer from local wineries and brewers; rooftop stargazing; a special love-themed Cosmic Concert in the new Bryan-Gooding Planetarium; and full museum access (child-free!). 

Sweet Pete’s Celebrates First Valentine’s Day with Truffle Classes and All Natural Sweets!

Jacksonville’s newest sweet shoppe is offering interactive truffle classes for Valentine’s Day. The truffle classes are taught by Peter Behringer, a locally renowned chocolatier and candy maker.  Peter is more than qualified to teach the magic of chocolate truffle making as he has been in the candy business for twenty years.

Visit Jacksonville Advertisement Heats Up New York's Times Square

In the midst of one of the snowiest winters on record for the Northeast United States, Visit Jacksonville launched an advertising campaign positioning the city as an escape from the cold in New York’s Times Square Plaza.  The 15-second advertisement will be on display daily every hour on the CBS “Super Screen” located at 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues through April 30.

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update Feb 7

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have risen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.07/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.11/g, according to gasoline price website

Springfield Gets a little Sweeter

Springfield Gets a little Sweeter

Springfield is rapidly becoming the place to go for treats and sweets. Joining a respectable list of locally owned and operated Springfield businesses that offer delicious home made treats is Tres Leches Desserts.

Recently opened at 1839 North Pearl Street, Tres Leches Desserts offers a wide array of home made treats at a reasonable cost. They will also be offering items like Quiche and even Empenadas.

Tres Leches Desserts joins thier Pearl Street neighbor Sweet Petes, as well as Three Layers Coffee Shop, located at 6th and Walnut Streets, and City Kidz Ice Cream at Third and Main Streets as great locally owned places to get a sweet treat while in the Springfield area.

Target, RadioShack Buy Back iPhones, Other Used Gadgets

Target, RadioShack Buy Back iPhones, Other Used Gadgets

The trend of dumping unwanted gadgets online at sites like eBay and Craigslist now has shifted to brick-and-mortar retail stores, with a twist.

Major retailers, such as Target (TGT) and RadioShack (RSH), are buying back products from customers in-store and offering credit toward purchase of new products.