Community Spirit

Walk to Cure Diabetes is this Saturday

Walk to Cure Diabetes is this Saturday

More than 5,000 walkers will participate in the Annual Walk to Cure Diabetes benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) North Florida Chapter on Saturday, April 9th at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. The local chapter’s goal is to generate $575,000 for research of type 1 diabetes and its complications. This year’s Walk presented by Vistakon, CSX, Lender Processing Services (LPS) and the GATE Foundation, has festivities planned to begin at 8 a.m. with the D-Line of the Jacksonville Jaguars leading walkers out of the Fairgrounds onto Bay Street for the three mile walk official beginning at 9 a.m.

Art Walk April 6 "Artistic Ambitions"

Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 5-9 p.m. Rain or Shine

Hemming Plaza – Art Walk welcomes iMentorJax, IMPACTjax, JCCI Forward, The Miracle Board benefitting the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, The Pawfessionals benefitting the Jacksonville Humane Society, Wild Things benefitting the Jacksonville Zoo and the World Affairs Council.

Jacksonville Special Events July 2011

Freedom, Fanfare & Fireworks

July 4

Independence Day celebration, festivities include a majestic fireworks show over the St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville and other special engagements. 

 

Jacksonville Special Events June 2011

Moonlight Movies

June 3 and 10

A classic movie is shown outdoors under the stars in Jacksonville Beach.  Visitors bring picnic blankets and baskets, lawn chairs and pets to really make an evening out of it.  Vendors set up to sell food and beverages, as well as there is a kids’ entertainment zone for families.  Event is free.  Screenings begin at 9 p.m.

 

Jacksonville Special Events May 2011

Movies in the Park

May 6

Downtown Jacksonville’s series is returning to historic Treaty Oak Park Fridays in the spring. Hosted by Downtown Vision, Inc. and JaxParks, the series features four family-friendly movies shown under the stars, each beginning at dusk (around 8 p.m.) on the land that once served as the setting for numerous silent films. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic dinners ordered “to-go” from one of the many Downtown restaurants. Music and kids lawn games will keep moviegoers busy before each show. Vendors will also sell concessions onsite. Movie: The Wizard of Oz.

 

Jacksonville Special Events April 2011

Movies in the Park

April 8, 15 and 29

Downtown Jacksonville’s series is returning to historic Treaty Oak Park Fridays in the spring. Hosted by Downtown Vision, Inc. and JaxParks, the series features four family-friendly movies shown under the stars, each beginning at dusk (around 8 p.m.) on the land that once served as the setting for numerous silent films. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic dinners ordered “to-go” from one of the many Downtown restaurants.  April 8 – Cars, April 15 – The Neverending Story, April 29 – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

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.