Joe's Detailing, Cleaning Up Springfield One Car At A Time

Joe's Detailing, Cleaning Up Springfield One Car At A Time

For more than 20 years Joe Linder, owner and operator of Joe's Detailing And Car Salon, has been doing his part to keep Springfield clean, doing it one car at a time.

Located at the south east corner of 5th and Main Streets, in a 1940 era gas station, Joe's Detailing offers affordable by-hand car washes, both the inside and out, for their customers. They also offer higher priced detailing options for those looking for a more thorough detailed cleaning.

Joe, an avid New England Patriots fan, is glad that Main Street construction has completed, and is thrilled to see his business recovering, though he does feel that the new median hurts his business because south bound traffic on Main Street does not have easy access to his business.

Jacksonville Maritime Museum Moves to Landing

Jacksonville Maritime Museum Moves to Landing

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- One of Jacksonville's museums has moved across the river and is getting ready for a grand re-opening.

The Jacksonville Maritime Museum has moved out of its cramped facilities next to Main Street on the Southbank Riverwalk and will reopen to the public inside the Jacksonville Landing April 9.

The new space allows the not-for-profit museum to display more items than in the past.

Among the displays will be a 15-foot model of the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga, models of steamboats that once roamed the St. Johns River and the ray Arthur destroyer collection.

The museum's new location is one the ground floor of the Landing on the east side.

The opening will begin at 11 a.m., and admission is free.

With their new space, the museum has plans for a 50-seat media center and an interactive display for children.

Local United Way Announces 2010-2011 Turnaround Campaign Results of more than $25 million

Local United Way Announces 2010-2011  Turnaround Campaign Results of more than $25 million

United Way of Northeast Florida announced today 2010-2011 Annual Campaign results of over $25 million – a turnaround campaign with a three percent increase over the previous year. This marks a significant improvement in giving since the economic downturn began in 2008.  These strong results will help address the human service needs across our community including United Way’s focus on keeping more than 10,000 students on track to high school graduation.

First Florida Credit Union Receives National Awards

First Florida Credit Union’s efforts in providing financial literacy programs were recognized with two Merit Awards at CUNA’s Marketing and Business Development Council’s 18th annual conference held March 16-19 in Las Vegas, NV.

“We are extremely proud of the recognition, as helping people build financial strength through hands-on educational programs is a core service which we provide,” said First Florida’s Senior Vice President Michelle Troha.

Holiday Donations by Publix Customers Totals Over $100,000

Holiday Donations by Publix Customers Totals Over $100,000

The Salvation Army of NE Florida has been awarded a check for a whopping $100,169 from Publix Supermarkets for its hunger-serving programs. The donation will be presented to The Salvation Army by Dwaine Stevens, Media and Community Relations Manager for Publix, Jacksonville Division, at a luncheon at Metropolitan Park on Thursday, April 21.  The funds were donated at the holidays by Publix customers in an ongoing drive to support charities fighting hunger in the community.

Neiman Marcus is Coming to Jacksonville

The glamour, attitude and hype of the fashion world comes to Jacksonville April 7th when Neiman Marcus Orlando stages Runway to Dignity 2011 to benefit Dignity U Wear.  The event by the upscale retailer will feature spring fashions by some of today’s most notable designers, including Escada, Dolce Gabbana, and Roberto Cavalli, among others.

Runway to Dignity will create a high fashion environment under the stars with a clear tent overlooking the St. Johns River, directly in front of The Florida Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. Event co-chairs, Nan Coyle, Sallyn Pajcic and Jeanne Ward, promise a special evening, with both a pre-show and post-show reception, flowing champagne, great music and extraordinary fashions.

Uptick in NE Florida Pending Condominium Sales

The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors’ monthly indicators report showed that pending condo-townhouse sales in Northeast Florida were up 40.3  percent in February 2011 over the previous year and 45.7 percent in January 2011 as compared to January 2010.