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Local United Way Announces 2010-2011 Turnaround Campaign Results of more than $25 million

Local United Way Announces 2010-2011  Turnaround Campaign Results of more than $25 million

United Way of Northeast Florida announced today 2010-2011 Annual Campaign results of over $25 million – a turnaround campaign with a three percent increase over the previous year. This marks a significant improvement in giving since the economic downturn began in 2008.  These strong results will help address the human service needs across our community including United Way’s focus on keeping more than 10,000 students on track to high school graduation.

First Florida Credit Union Receives National Awards

First Florida Credit Union’s efforts in providing financial literacy programs were recognized with two Merit Awards at CUNA’s Marketing and Business Development Council’s 18th annual conference held March 16-19 in Las Vegas, NV.

“We are extremely proud of the recognition, as helping people build financial strength through hands-on educational programs is a core service which we provide,” said First Florida’s Senior Vice President Michelle Troha.

Holiday Donations by Publix Customers Totals Over $100,000

Holiday Donations by Publix Customers Totals Over $100,000

The Salvation Army of NE Florida has been awarded a check for a whopping $100,169 from Publix Supermarkets for its hunger-serving programs. The donation will be presented to The Salvation Army by Dwaine Stevens, Media and Community Relations Manager for Publix, Jacksonville Division, at a luncheon at Metropolitan Park on Thursday, April 21.  The funds were donated at the holidays by Publix customers in an ongoing drive to support charities fighting hunger in the community.

Uptick in NE Florida Pending Condominium Sales

The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors’ monthly indicators report showed that pending condo-townhouse sales in Northeast Florida were up 40.3  percent in February 2011 over the previous year and 45.7 percent in January 2011 as compared to January 2010.

Summer Lunch Providers Needed

The Jacksonville Children's Commission (Commission), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Florida Department of Education are currently seeking community organizations to partner with to serve lunches and snacks this summer in low-income neighborhoods free of charge and in a safe, effective and efficient manner to help alleviate child hunger. 

New Classic Rock Radio Station Comes to Jax

New Classic Rock Radio Station Comes to Jax

Renda Broadcasting launched a new radio station in Jacksonville, Classic Rock 94.1 (WSOS-FM), replacing their Soft Adult Contemporary Station – Sunny 94.1

“We are very excited about this new direction for 94.1”, said Gary Spurgeon, General Manager of Renda Broadcasting of Jacksonville.  “All other radio groups in Jacksonville abandoned the Classic Rock format.  Classic Rock 94.1 WSOS, will ROCK the market with Classic Rock that Jacksonville is known for and grew-up on, Classic Rock from the 70’s and 80’s”.

Electrical Generation Project at Wolf Creek Landfill Begins

Sustainable Energy Solutions LLC ("SES"), a developer, owner, and operator of renewable energy projects, has begun construction on a 2.8 Megawatt Landfill Gas-to-Electricity Generation Facility at Wolf Creek Landfill, located in Dry Branch, Georgia.