Families

WHAT DID YOU SAY????? A FREE CAR?????

WHAT DID YOU SAY?????  A FREE CAR?????

  Established in 1996, and recently recharged in April of 2011, the Original 1 800 Charity Cars is back and better than ever!!!!

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.

Back-to-School Sales Show Up Extra Early at Some Retailers

Back-to-School Sales Show Up Extra Early at Some Retailers

Back to school already?

Some anxious retailers are jumping the gun to get shoppers' attention extra early. With good reason: Last year consumers spent more than $55 billion on back-to-school shopping, the National Retail Federation says. Many retailers are still nervous about consumer spending in a topsy-turvy economy.

That's one reason why Toys R Us' "Pack to School" sale on backpacks and lunchboxes started as early as July 1 in some parts of the country.

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New Daily Deal Web Site Coming to the First Coast

First Coast News is launching a brand new daily deal Web site called DealChicken

Here’s how DealChicken works: Consumers sign up to receive future daily deals by visiting www.dealchicken.com. The deals are sent to consumers’ e-mail addresses.

Once the site launches, you’ll get one amazing deal delivered to your inbox per day. These will range from excellent deals on food at some of your favorite restaurants, to massive discounts on a round of golf, tanning, etc.

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hosts 4th of July Bash on Riverdeck

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hosts 4th of July Bash on Riverdeck

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront’s Annual 4th of July Bash on Monday, July 4th from 7:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. is a perfect opportunity for the entire family to come out and rock the night away with a front-row seat to Jacksonville’s fireworks spectacular. The event will feature Spanky the Band, one of Jacksonville’s premiere rock bands, with food and beverages bountifully available. Hyatt guests can purchase tickets for $10 and non-guests can purchase tickets for $20 at the door.

Stormwater Low-Income Exemption Applications

Jacksonville property owners are reminded that low-income exemption applications for the Jacksonville Stormwater Utility (JSU) must be submitted before the July 31, 2011 deadline.  To qualify, a property owner must demonstrate that his or her household has an income level to qualify for assistance. By law, the income threshold for eligibility is 150 percent or less of the current year’s federal poverty level, as determined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Wildfire Danger: How Can Parents Help Calm Their Children?

Wildfire Danger: How Can Parents Help Calm Their Children?

Massive wildfires continue to rage throughout Northeast Florida.  The chance of potential evacuations remains high.  Many children are seeing television or newspaper reports about the risk of wildfires. Because of these factors, the Florida Department of Children and Families is issuing expert tips from Child Guidance Center to help parents address their children’s concerns.