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Blizzards of Miracles: Thursday, Aug. 11th is DQ® Miracle Treat Day

Blizzards of Miracles: Thursday, Aug. 11th is DQ® Miracle Treat Day

 

Sixth annual fundraiser benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®

 

MINNEAPOLIS—On Thursday, Aug. 11, communities throughout the United States and Canada will make miracles for children during the sixth annual Dairy Queen® Miracle Treat Day. On that day, $1 or more from every Blizzard® Treat sold at participating locations will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, a charity that raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada.

Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan, a national goodwill ambassador for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, will serve as honorary spokesperson for DQ® Miracle Treat Day. Since 1989, Miss America titleholders have supported Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, helping with fundraising and visiting hospitalized children.

Florida Lottery Has Two Huge Jackpot Drawings Tonight

Florida Lottery Has Two Huge Jackpot Drawings Tonight

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Yes, the chances of hitting either jackpot are very very slim. But for a dollar a piece you can get in on both the Florida Lotto and Powerball drawings. Tonight's Powerball jackpot, which is a national drawing, is up to $160 million.

Our state's very own lottery, the Florida Lotto, is now up to $34 million.

Neither are records on their own, but, "What's unusual is that we have such a high jackpot on Lotto at the same time there is a high Powerball jackpot," said Florida Lottery Jacksonville district manager Steven Galaydick.

Right now the $160 million Powerball prize is the highest in the country, edging out the other very large MegaMillions prize ($99 million).

Related: Meet Record-Breaking Lottery Winners

Sweet Pete’s Celebrates Jacksonville’s Local Artists with a Sweet Candy Themed Art Show

Sweet Pete’s Celebrates Jacksonville’s Local Artists with a Sweet Candy Themed Art Show

Sweet Pete’s, Jacksonville’s only all natural sweet shoppe is excited to host its first art show.  The company’s founder, Peter Behringer has lived in Jacksonville since childhood and opened Sweet Pete’s in Historic Springfield last year.  As Peter spent more time in Springfield and the urban core he became increasingly impressed with Jacksonville’s art movement.  After attending the Riverside Arts Market and the Downtown Art Walk, Peter decided he wanted to show appreciation for the local artists who are working hard to grow art awareness in Jacksonville.

Sesame Street Live "Elmo's Super Heroes" in Jacksonville Sept. 16 - 18

Calling all super heroes! Super Grover needs your help – and it’s Elmo and the Fabulous Five to the rescue when this fantastic musical production zooms into Jacksonville. Join Elmo, Zoe, Abby Cadabby, Telly Monster and Zoe’s pet rock Rocco for Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Super Heroes” at Times Union Center for Performing Arts (Moran Theater) from Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 18. Tickets for all five performances go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m.

The U.S. Army's SPIRIT OF AMERICA Concert COMING TO JACKSONVILLE THIS YEAR!!!!!

The U.S. Army's  SPIRIT OF AMERICA  Concert  COMING TO JACKSONVILLE THIS YEAR!!!!!

The 2011 Spirit of America tour is making it's way to Jacksonville this year.  For more than 30 years, Spirit of America has been a truly unforgettable experience.  A historical drama produced from soldiers'  real accounts, letters, and diaries, bringing to life the history of generations of American soldiers. As you witness breathtaking music, amazing ceremonial drills, dramatic renactments of real life stories Spirit of America is going to show Jacksonville how the army's history is also our nation's history.

FC JAX Destroyers and Children’s Miracle Network to Host “A Night to Remember”

FC JAX Destroyers and Children’s Miracle Network to Host “A Night to Remember”
The FC JAX Destroyers and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals are pleased to announce a joint effort in hosting a community event on July 21 that is sure to be a night to remember.

The FC JAX Destroyers’ July 21st match against the Central Florida Kraze will feature Jacksonville local Haley Richardson, the 2011 Florida Champion representative for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the coin toss to begin the game. Richardson was treated at Wolfson Children’s Hospital for Osteosercoma and was selected as the state representative for her bravery battling and overcoming the cancer. Miracle Children will also be present and sing the national anthem as well as serve as the ball boys and girls during the game.

Annual School Supply Drive About to Kickoff

Annual School Supply Drive About to Kickoff

Stuff the Bus, the annual First Coast News drive to collect school supplies for those in need is almost here.  In partnership with The Salvation Army, Publix, Community First Credit Union and The United Way, we encourage those who can help to do so by dropping off school suply donations.