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HabiJax Kicks Off ‘A Brush with Kindness’ Housing Repair Program

On March 12, HabiJax will commence a new housing repair program, aimed at providing exterior painting, landscaping, and minor repair services to low-income homeowners in need. In partnership with Jacksonville’s faith community, HabiJax will complete 24 homes by the middle of April; all the homes are located in the New Town Success Zone, an area just west of downtown Jacksonville.

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Cracks Down on Telemarketing Scams

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam continued his crackdown against unlicensed telemarketers last week, shutting down firms in several southwest Florida counties.

Investigators from the Department’s Division of Consumer Services, in partnership with the Department’s Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement, conducted inspections in Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties.

Winn-Dixie Protects Customers' Health with Exclusive Service Sanitizing Shopping Carts

Winn-Dixie Protects Customers' Health with Exclusive Service Sanitizing Shopping Carts

Winn-Dixie Stores announced it recently signed an exclusive agreement with Green Secure Solutions, Inc. to use its patent-pending process to clean, sanitize and protect shopping carts, hand baskets, handicap carts, food trays and other equipment at the grocer’s 484 stores.

Free Pancakes at Participating Perkins Restaurants 3/21 to Benefit Give Kids The World

On Monday, March 21, more than 420 Perkins Restaurant & Bakery locations will join together for a system-wide fundraiser benefitting Give Kids The World, a nonprofit organization that provides week-long vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families at a fanciful, “storybook” retreat in Central Florida. Guests dining at participating restaurants on “Perkins Pancake Day” can enjoy a free shortstack of Perkins made-from-scratch buttermilk pancakes, expertly prepared using Perkins legendary recipe created and perfected more than 50 years ago. In return, guests can consider making a donation to Give Kids The World.

Get Up Close to Monster Trucks at Displays This Thursday & Friday 2/24-25

Before the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® revs up the crowd at EverBank Field this Saturday, February 26, some of the show’s stars will be on display so fans can get an up-close look, for free.  At various locations throughout the First Coast, the public is invited to stop by and check out the trucks and talk to the drivers.  Below is a list of truck displays for this Thursday and Friday.

Marine Veterans Elect First Female President

Marine Veterans Elect First Female President

Sharon Leahy, local Prudential Network  real estate agent and Marine has been elected as the first female president of the Jacksonville Semper Fidelis Society.  The Jacksonville Semper Fidelis Society is a nonprofit military auxiliary organization and a War Veterans Organization established in 1999 for honorably discharged U.S. Marines and Navy Corpsman, Chaplains and Surgeons that served with the Fleet Marines.  Ms. Leahy hopes to use the Marine Corps values she learned during her service with the Marine Corps to lead the society into the new decade.   

IHOP’S Free Pancake Giveaway Returns March 1, 2011

Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia families can be a part of pancake history as IHOP serves up FREE pancakes in celebration of National Pancake Day on March 1, 2011!  From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at IHOP restaurants across the country, families and friends can enjoy a free short stack of IHOP’s famous buttermilk pancakes, and in turn, make a donation to IHOP’s national charity partner, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  All of the funds raised locally will benefit the pediatric programs at Shands Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital, both of which are Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.