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Buy Produce & Help Sick Kids

Buy Produce & Help Sick Kids

Publix Super Markets throughout the area, are partnering with Produce for Kids® on the largest-ever annual Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign to raise money for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and to encourage families to cook together and eat healthier.

Florida Residents Encouraged To Include Pets In Family Disaster Plans

Florida Residents Encouraged To Include Pets In Family Disaster Plans

As a part of Florida Hurricane Preparedness Week, state emergency management officials are encouraging every pet owner in Florida to include their animals in their family disaster preparedness plan before the start of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season. By planning for the needs of your pets, it will greatly increase the chances of their survival during disasters.

6th Annual Hammerhead Ocean Marathon

6th Annual Hammerhead Ocean Marathon

Looking for a challenge?? Well, sign up for the 6th annual Hammerhead Ocean marathon!The swim marathon has two sepreate legs that are1.25 miles, and 2.5 miles respectively in OPEN WATER. It will be held on August 13, 2011 and begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. at the Jacksonville Beach Pier. Bring your swimming gear, and most importantly your endurance!!! For more information log on to www.hammerheadtriathlonclub.com. See you there! 

Peterbrooke Helping Tuscaloosa Tornado Victims

Peterbrooke Helping Tuscaloosa Tornado Victims

All Jacksonville-area Peterbrooke shops including Fernandina and St. Augustine are collecting non-perishable items that will be donated to the Tuscaloosa, AL tornado relief efforts. 

The items will be picked up from each of the Peterbrooke locations and delivered to the Peterbrooke shop in Tuscaloosa, which has been acting as a key drop-off location since the tornado ripped the area last month.

The Salvation Army of NE Florida Assists Alabama

The Salvation Army of NE Florida has deployed 2 mobile canteens and a team of volunteers and staff to help assist in the relief and recovery efforts in areas most affected from recent storms.

The Salvation Army canteen (kitchens on wheels) from Jacksonville left on Saturday, April 30 to assist with disaster relief and recovery in the raven stricken areas of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Disaster volunteers from Jacksonville are assisting the Jacksonville canteen. Staff and volunteers from The Salvation Army Orlando Area Command are manning the St. Augustine canteen which traveled to Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday to assist victims and emergency personnel affected by the recent storms. Salvation Army deployments are typically 14 days.

Belk Charity Event and a Good Reason to Go Shopping!

Belk Spring Charity Sale - Belk will hold its annual Spring Charity Sale this Saturday morning at 6:00 a.m. to benefit local charities, schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the company’s 16-state market area.

A $5 charitable donation gains customers admission to a private sale with merchandise discounts ranging from an extra 20 to 70 percent off on items throughout the store, including special savings on rarely discounted brands. Customers will also receive $5 off their first purchase of $5 or more at the event, and Belk cardholders will receive double Rewards points (and Belk Elite cardholders, triple Rewards points) for card purchases.

Sheriff Shoar to Meet With Residents at Publix

Sheriff Shoar to Meet With Residents at Publix

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- The county's top law enforcement officer is pulling some additional weekend shifts to help give everyone an opportunity to ask him questions directly.

St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar said he realizes most people work Monday through Friday and can't always make appointments, so he'll be stationed at area Publix stores to hear from residents during the weekends.

"I feel this will be a casual way for our citizens to ask direct questions to me about the state of law enforcement in our county as well as future plans," Shoar said.

Shoar will be available for questions and to offer crime prevention tips to anyone interested.

His first outreach will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the World Golf Village Publix, at the intersection of State Road 16 and International Golf Parkway.

Sunday, Shoar will be at the Publix at 955 State Road 16, also from 10 to 1.

His remaining schedule, all at Publix stores: