Families

Do You Know A Remarkable Mom?

Each month First Coast Moms Like Me and First Coast News will select one Remarkable Mom to highlight on television. We recognize that many of the nominations may be deserving of recognition. As a result, our selection committee may elect to put these deserving entries into a random drawing to choose the Remarkable Mom of the month. If your nomination is not selected in the month submitted, the committee will keep it for consideration for future selections. All moms nominated must live in the First Coast/Southern Georgia area for our staff to videotape the remarkable mom’s story.

Send your Remarkable Mom nomination to rleitao@firstcoastnews.com today!

Winter Jazz Night

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts is hosting the Winter Jazz Night in partnership with LaVilla School of the Arts. The jazz concert will feature the Douglas Anderson Alumni Jazz Combo, and the Jazz 1 and Jazz 2 bands from both Douglas Anderson and Lavilla School of the Arts.

Wild Adventures Christmas Begins This Friday

Wild Adventures Theme Park offers families a full day of stress free holiday adventures during A Wild Adventures Christmas, select days November 26 through January 2, 2011.  Families can catch the Christmas spirit with holiday themed activities, such as O Holy Night: A Living Nativity and the new Let It Snow Dance Party, in addition to more than 40 thrill rides and hundreds of exotic animals. In addition, during November 26 – December 12, guests can donate a toy to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and receive a FREE general admission with purchase of a regular general admission.  

Fuel Price Brief for the Week of Nov 21

Consumers will get a break this holiday weekend as gas prices are not expected to increase further this week after the price of crude oil dropped $3.37 in price last week to settle Friday at $81.51 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Crude prices decreased for the second week in a row, sparing last minute spikes in retail gas prices before Thanksgiving.

Jacksonville’s 4th Annual Downtown Historic Church Tour

Tour a century of sanctuaries in one afternoon at ten Downtown historic churches. Guides at each church will highlight the architectural and historical significance of the building. The tour begins and ends at the Main Library and visitors may walk or use the complimentary trolley service provided along the tour route.

Old-fashioned, Hand-pulled Candy Canes

Sweet Pete’s, Jacksonville’s only all-natural candy shoppe, plans to help local families create sweet new memories with old fashioned candy cane pulls.  Peter Behringer, local candy expert and the “Peter” of Peterbrooke Chocolatier will teach school groups, scouts and families to pull their own candy canes.

2010 Jacksonville Light Parade

Mayor John Peyton and the City of Jacksonville invite First Coast families and their guests to see downtown in a whole new light at the 2010 Jacksonville Light Parade on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 at 7 p.m. on the downtown riverfront.