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Carnival Adds More Four & Five-day Cruises Out of Jacksonville

Carnival Adds More Four & Five-day Cruises Out of Jacksonville

Carnival Cruise Lines canceled its seven-day sailings out of Jacksonville this year, opting instead to add more shorter cruises from the Florida port.

According to a Carnival spokesman, the line announced a short series of seven-day cruises on the 2,052-passenger Carnival Fascination, to complement the ship's year-round, four- and five-day cruises from Jacksonville.

Hookah Bar Sued for Serving Minor Involved in Fatal Accident

Hookah Bar Sued for Serving Minor Involved in Fatal Accident

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Ali Baba, a Jacksonville hookah bar, is being sued for serving an underage drinker who was involved in fatal car accident.

The crash happened just after midnight November 14, 2010.  Maida Sy, 19, had a 12:30 a.m. curfew.  Maida was on her way home and only minutes away when her car was hit, and she was killed.

Police arrested 20-year-old Robert Tofson.  He is charged with DUI and vehicular homicide.   

"Somebody knock(ed) on our door at four o'clock in the morning and the horrible thing is it's the policeman," said Nida Sy, Maida's mother.

Sy said her daughter was her best friend.  She said the 2010 Sandalwood High School graduate had big plans for her life.  She was studying to be a pharmacist.

Levy Jewelers Celebrates New Facebook Fan Page with Giveaway

Levy Jewelers Celebrates New Facebook Fan Page with Giveaway

Levy Jewelers Jacksonville has launched a brand new Facebook Fan Page (www.facebook.com/LevyJewelersJax). To celebrate the new Fan Page, Levy Jewelers is giving away a Michael Kors Timepiece to one lucky fan. Details on how to win can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/levyjewelers/
The contest ends Sunday, August 7th, 2011.

Regency Eyesore Back in Business

Regency Eyesore Back in Business

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A prime piece of commercial property near Regency Square Mall is back in business after a business shut its doors nearly three years ago.

The former Sound Advice box store located at 9590 Atlantic Boulevard closed after taking bankruptcy in December 2008. It was one of two company stores locally that went out of business.

Recently the property that has become an eyesore was purchased by J. D. Byrider, a car dealership that has three Jacksonville locations.

Attorney Doug Milne, who handled the transaction for the seller of the property, said the sale price for the former Sound Advice location was $1.3 million.

Work is currently underway at the former electronics store to convert it into a car dealership.  The process is expected to take several months.

Publix Super Markets Reach $20 Million Total Raised For Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since

Publix Super Markets Reach $20 Million Total Raised  For Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since

 

Total of $2,011,991 Raised During Spring Campaign With More Than $102,000 Benefiting Shands Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital

 

Jacksonville, FL (July 26, 2011)—Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® today announced that Publix Super Markets has raised $20 million for children’s hospitals since 1992. Of the total raised in 2011, more than $102,000 has directly benefited Shands Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

 

Diversity In Social Media

Diversity In Social Media

Minorities are learning that their digital footprints and digital
content can keep them from employment, educational
opportunities and military service. I have been blogging for
over 12 years and provided workshops and seminars in digital
content, but it seems many still do not understand what their
digital content is and how it can hurt them. Technology has
changed to where Smart Phones, Laptops, Pads and mini
computers are readily available to access digital environments.
Even in education teachers seem not aware that their content can
cost them their jobs and careers. Technology has opened up doors
that allow families to leave the “hoods” (neighborhoods) and
enter into virtual interactive environments. Social media tools
and social networks are used and visited by millions world-wide
and minorities have a solid digital footprint in the social uses of
technology; the concern is there needs to be more educational

Jacksonville Day-Care Owner Feels State Being Unfair


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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Day-care facility owner Leslie Waldburg said her latest experience with the state is unjust and damaging her business. 

"My record of 25 years, over 20 years, has not been considered ... in the process ...," she said. "I should have some legal rights to operate my business."

Waldburg owns Leslie's Learning Land Inc., a Jacksonville, state licensed, in-home day care.

On June 13, a Department of Children and Families child-care investigator told Waldburg a complaint was filed against her day-care facility; the investigator refused to tell her the specifics.