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Striking a Chord Against Homelessness Benefits City Rescue Mission and the Homeless

Striking a Chord Against Homelessness Benefits City Rescue Mission and the Homeless

 

Ever wanted to be a part in writing the next great musical? Here’s your chance. The Jacksonville BUZZ Magazine is partnering with Jacksonville’s City Rescue Mission to announce the third round of the Musicians Against Homelessness competition in which musicians can win cash and prizes, all while raising awareness of the plight of many in our community who find themselves homeless.

Veterans-Only Job Fair Happening Today

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Veterans across the country will be able to log on and apply for post-service careers as part of a virtual job fair today.

Just one day before the celebration of Veteran's Day, more than 36,000 former servicemen and women have signed up to participate in the online job fair.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, recent war veterans had a slightly higher unemployment rate than the rest of the country in 2010. 

"Gulf War-era II veterans," or members of the military who have served since 2001, had a jobless rate of 11.5 percent last year.  Non-veterans had a jobless rate of 9.4 percent. 

In July 2010, a quarter of Gulf War-era II veterans reported some sort of disability from their time in the armed forces.

To help these men and women find new careers, the Department of Veterans Affairs and Milicruit.com are holding a virtual job fair from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. today. 

Fundraisers to Save Our Sports Scheduled This Weekend

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - This weekend marks a huge push in the fight to "Save Our Sports" in Duval County Schools.

Slow pitch softball, wrestling, lacrosse and boys and girls soccer are the final programs that still need to raise money to save their seasons this school year.

County Athletic Director Jon Fox said earlier this week that those programs needed $20,000 to $25,000 more to survive.

Tonight, lacrosse boosters will hold their first fundraiser.  The event, called Keep Lax in Jax, is a dinner and silent auction.  The event begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Fireman's Union Hall. 

Saturday, a motorcycle ride will raise money for wrestling programs in Duval County.  The event will begin at Sandalwood High School at 11:00 a.m. and bikers will ride to Terry Parker High School.

Junior varsity soccer supporters will hold a benefit soccer tournament Sunday.

Local Businesses Wearing Jeans Sept. 14 to Support Shands Jacksonville & Wolfson Children's Hospital

Local Businesses Wearing Jeans Sept. 14 to Support Shands Jacksonville & Wolfson Children's Hospital

 

Auction Direct USA

                             Osprey Village

                                    Marriott

                                    Smith, Gambrell, & Russell LLP

Mayor's Communications Director Arrested on DUI Charge

Mayor's Communications Director Arrested on DUI Charge

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Communications Director for Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown is facing a DUI charge in Bradford County.

Jail records show Abel Harding was arrested Saturday near U.S. 301 by the Hampton Police Department. He was booked on a DUI charge late Saturday, then released early Sunday.

Front Porch Kind of Day

Front Porch Kind of Day

Recently my husband and I were celebrating our 10 year anniversary and thought it would be fun to take our kids and our wedding photos down to St. Augustine where we got married to take some pictures in the style of Dear Photograph.  While walking through the city, we came across a gentleman who was sitting out on his front porch in his rocking chair.  It was a perfect day for such activity.  He was sitting out there with his cigarettes and his maps.  He asked my husband to come over to him.  More specifically he asked, "Excuse me, Sir.  Could you bring your kids over here?"  He definitely got our attention with that.