Families

Creating Visibility on Halloween is the Key to Child Safety

Creating Visibility on Halloween is the Key to Child Safety; Life+Gear Offers Tips to Increase Visibility

Dark streets, distracted motorists and lots of children walking around make Halloween one of the most dangerous pedestrian walking days of the year. Below are both facts and tips to help your viewers (and their children) have a safe Halloween.

Northeast Florida Veg Fest Nov. 6th

The very first Northeast Florida Veg Fest will take place Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 10:00am-5:00pm at Riverside Park and from 11am-7pm at the 5-Points Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida.

Smartphone App TrickorTracker Removes Parents' Worries-Kids Can More Safely Enjoy Halloween

Iconosys unveils a new Smartphone app that enables responsible parents to know the exact whereabouts of their trick-or-treating kids without requiring them to follow alongside in the family car (risking the lives of others that may stray into their paths, as they are distracted by the task of diligently watching their children from the car window). 

Iconosys, Inc., has created TrickorTrackerso that parents can safely monitor their kids via their Smartphone, while their children are out and about gathering treats.  TrickorTracker is free of charge for Halloween (it does expire afterwards), or can be purchased for $9.99 thereafter for full lifetime coverage of family members.

How Young is Too Young to Wear Thong Underwear?

I was recently in a major department store shopping for clothes for a little girl.  When passing by the underwear section, I couldn't help but notice there were thong underwear for sale.  I honestly stopped walking and took a second look to make sure my eyes weren't deceiving me.  I was kind of shocked to see thong underwear being sold in the girls department for girls wearing sizes 7-14.

Am I alone in thinking that girls between 7 and 14 years old probably shouldn't be wearing thong?  I just think that's too young for thong underwear.  I know that some women wear thong for comfort or to hide underwear lines under their clothing.  I also know some women wear them strictly for sex appeal.  Either way, what age do you think is appropriate for a woman and/or a girl to start wearing thong underwear?

 

Church of the Redeemer Free Fall Festival Oct. 30th

October 30 ,2010 4-6:00 p.m.

Bounce House, Face Painting, Games, Free Hot Dogs

Church of the Redeemer

8535 Baymeadows Road, across from McDonalds

The Civil War in Jacksonville Living History Weekend at Fort Caroline National Memorial

November 20-21, 2010 Jacksonville, Florida

The Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve will present a special event entitled “The Civil War in Jacksonville.”  This living history weekend will be held at Fort Caroline National Memorial and will highlight how the Civil War affected Jacksonville and Northeast Florida.  The event will be open and free to the public 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday and 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Sunday.

The Civil War was fought in all southern states, including Florida, yet few people are aware of the battles and naval engagements that occurred in Jacksonville.  The Union Navy blockaded the St. Johns River and Union gunboats patrolled as far south as Green Cove Springs.

JCA Events and Activities for November

14th annual JCA Jewish Book Festival

For 14 years, the JCA has celebrated Jewish books and authors at its annual Jewish Book Festival. Our goal is to educate the community about Jewish literature and to stimulate discussion and thought regarding current Jewish issues, history, philosophy and literature while providing access to purchase Jewish books.