Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is just around the corner and many consumers may not realize how scary this ghoulish night might really be for their personal safety, their property…or their pocketbooks.

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Know the Difference Between a Cold and The Flu

Cold and flu symptoms are very similar and it may be hard to tell which virus is making you sick. The cold and flu are both respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different types of viruses. Flu symptoms usually come on quickly (within 3-6 hours) and consist of a fever, body aches, dry cough, and extreme tiredness. Cold symptoms are less severe and people experience a stuffy nose, productive cough, slight tiredness, and limited body aches.

The Jacksonville Journey Oversight Committee Meetings

  • October 28, 2010, 4:00 pm
  • November 18, 2010, 4:00 pm
  • December 16, 2010, 4:00 pm
  • January 20, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • February 17, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • March 17, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • April 21, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • May 19, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • June 16, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • July 21, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • August 18, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • September 15, 2011, 4:00 pm

Diebenow Appointed to the JTA Board

Steven Diebenow has been appointed to the Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s board of directors by Mayor John Peyton. Diebenow will replace Donald P. Hinson who served since 2002, eight years.

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PGA TOUR to Recieve Special Award for Continuous Philanthropy Throughout Our Communities

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International will present a special honor to the PGA TOUR for the organization’s efforts in surpassing the $1 billion mark in charitable giving in 2005.  AFP International President & CEO Paulette V. Maehara, CFRE, CAE will award the recognition at the AFP First Coast Chapter’s National Philanthropy Day® luncheon on Nov. 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.

Bullies Beware: Elementary School Club Aims to Make Bullies into Buddies

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- One Southside elementary school is educating students about something increasingly important at an after-school club.

It's not math or science; it's how to deal with bullies.

Susan Beauchamp, a counselor at Twin Lakes Academy Elementary, dedicates several afternoons a week to meet with about 150 students.

They talk about bullying, drugs, and other topics third, fourth and fifth graders now find themselves facing.
 
It's the club's inaugural year. From the first day, it was a hit.

"Response was absolutely overwhelming," Susan Beauchamp said. "I thought maybe 25 or 20 people. I got close to 150."

Beauchamp teaches the kids through workbooks, peer counseling and the arts. They incorporate music and dance for a little fun.

But it's not all fun and games. The kids in the group say they all worry about being a victim of bullying.

Lights On Afterschool Celebrated Locally on Oct. 21

The Jacksonville Children's Commission will celebrate its highly successful TEAM UP and community-based after-school programs and showcase the critical importance of quality programming during out-of-school time by participating in the nationwide 11th Annual Lights On Afterschool celebration.