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Parents and Businesses Support Educational Success

Parents and Businesses Support Educational Success

Parents and Businesses Support Educational Success

Parents and business owners, the students of Andrew
Robinson Elementary School are working hard to obtain
five hundred thousand (500,000) words read by the middle
of this school year and one million words (1,000,000) read
by the end of this academic year. 

St. Johns Town Center Hosts Free Holiday Spectacular, Nov. 19

 

Holiday shoppers and families are invited to make merry at the fifth annual Holiday Spectacular, a full day of free festivities at St. Johns Town Center, culminating with a special performance from Dia Frampton of NBC’s The Voice, a spectacular tree lighting and fireworks show. Retailers will also offer great holiday shopping opportunities, in-store promotions and specials.

St. Johns Town Center Hosts FREE Holiday Spectacular

Holiday shoppers and families are invited to make merry at the fifth annual Holiday Spectacular, a full day of free festivities at St. Johns Town Center, culminating with a special performance from Dia Frampton of NBC’s The Voice, a spectacular tree lighting and fireworks show. Retailers will also offer great holiday shopping opportunities, in-store promotions and specials.

NEFAR Announces October 2011 Real Estate Sales Results

The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) announces real estate market statistics for October 2011. Statistics encompass both single-family residential and condo sales.

City Offices and Facilities Holiday Closure

Most city government offices and facilities will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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.