Families

Old-fashioned, Hand-pulled Candy Canes

Sweet Pete’s, Jacksonville’s only all-natural candy shoppe, plans to help local families create sweet new memories with old fashioned candy cane pulls.  Peter Behringer, local candy expert and the “Peter” of Peterbrooke Chocolatier will teach school groups, scouts and families to pull their own candy canes.

2010 Jacksonville Light Parade

Mayor John Peyton and the City of Jacksonville invite First Coast families and their guests to see downtown in a whole new light at the 2010 Jacksonville Light Parade on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 at 7 p.m. on the downtown riverfront.

Duval County Public Schools Holiday Closures

In observance of the upcoming holidays, all Duval County public schools will be closed Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26. Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) Administration offices will be closed Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26.

One Ocean Resort Kicks Off the Holiday Season

With Florida full of Fall, One Ocean Resort kicks off the holiday season with spectacular culinary events including the eagerly awaited revealing of the annual Gingerbread House, a festive holiday tea daily and wonderfully spirited holiday meals beginning with Thanksgiving and tempting taste buds through New Years Day.

DCF Investigates 'Very Serious Allegations' Against First Coast Coach

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Department of Children and Families is investigating a local high school football coach who has led a parent to remove her children from an area private school.

Terri Augspurger pulled her two children out of Providence Private School, because she said Paul Peterson, the school's varsity football coach and P.E. teacher, spoke inappropriately to a group of fifth-grade boys.

The school confirms Peterson was asked to give 33 boys, including Augspurger's son, a pep talk to address behavior issues.

But Augspurger said from what her son and his friends told her, the coach went too far.  

"If he heard of them ever being disrespectful, they would have to stay after school with him and it would be the longest and the worst 28 minutes of their life," she said. "It would be the worst physical punishment they could ever imagine."

Faces of the First Coast 2011 Go Red For Women Casting Call

The American Heart Association’s “Go Red For Women” movement is calling on women and men who live in the region to submit their heart health stories for the 2011 “Faces of the First Coast” casting call. If chosen, applicants will become representatives of the local public awareness campaign beginning in the spring of 2011. In addition, local winners will be eligible for submission to the American Heart Association’s national “Go Red For Women” casting call. Members of the “Faces of the First Coast” work to bring the dangers, signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease to our community. They represent, exemplify and advocate for the mission of Go Red For Women through education and awareness.

First Coast Freedom Playground Heel-n-Wheel, hand cycle, 5K and 10K, Nov. 13th

Fernandina love a parade and on Saturday November 13 at 9:30am several hundred people are getting ready to "heel it" down a one mile course pushing wheelchairs to raise funds and awareness of the need for community inclusion...especially at their city parks. Come cheer them on as they wheel-n-walk down Atlantic Ave.