Two Local Schools Receive Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grants

Gardens With a PurposeLowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded 33 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® grants in Florida. These schools received grants during the fall 2010 grants cycle, and they are some of the more than 480 schools or parent organizations that were awarded a grant for parent-initiated school improvement projects benefiting K-12 public education across the United States.

City Kidz and Cornell University Partner on Combining College Dreams and Ice Creams

City Kidz Ice Cream café in downtown Jacksonville is collaborating with Cornell University to provide local middle and high school students’ access to an innovative Food Science Program.  The program, hosted by Clinton Bush of City Kidz, is a Cornell approved curriculum that teaches the students about Food Science in a hands on workshop.  The program culminates in the students own Ice Cream being marketed and sold at local Publix and Winn Dixie stores.

New Young Professional Group: The Miracle Board

With a population of over 736,000 people, Jacksonville has many young individuals looking to get involved in their local community.  Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Northeast Florida/ Southeast Georgia is proud to have such an opportunity with its new young professional group, The Miracle Board.  The Miracle Board will comprise of young professionals, ages 21 through 35 years old, that will work towards furthering the success of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Jacksonville’s mission, engaging these members through networking and volunteer opportunities, as well as raising awareness and funds to support the pediatric programs at Shands Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

Memorial Health & St. Vincent’s Healthcare Come to an Agreement on West Jacksonville Hospital

Memorial Health and St. Vincent’s HealthCare have come to an agreement over the development of a Memorial Health proposed 85-bed acute care hospital on Jacksonville’s Westside.

Memorial Health was granted a Certificate of Need (CON) by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) late last year. St. Vincent’s HealthCare originally opposed construction of the new hospital but a series of negotiations over several months resulted in a solution agreeable to both parties.

Bailey’s Powerhouse Gym on Monument to hold Grand Opening Party this Saturday

Bailey’s Powerhouse Gym’s newest fitness center will hold its official Grand Opening Party this Saturday, January 15th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This 32,000 square foot health club located at 2485 Monument Road will run programming all day for the event. The party being held at the facility at the intersection of Monument and McCormick is open to the public.

Jacksonville Symphony Guild 2011 Designer Showhouse

Jacksonville Symphony Guild 2011 Designer Showhouse

The Jacksonville Symphony Guild’s 2011 Designer Showhouse location has been announced at the Coxwell Estate, a 17-acre property located at 9433 Coxwell Lane in Jacksonville. The Showhouse will feature a variety of fundraising events to benefit the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. The theme of this year’s Showhouse is “Southern Grandeur” which typifies the expansive two-story residence that sits on a gated estate with entryway featuring a large, natural stone and nature-themed fountain with lawns, nature areas and natural streams.

Celebrity Waiters Luncheon Benefiting the American Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb

Celebrity Waiters Luncheon Benefiting the American Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb

The American Lung Association of Northeast Florida is pleased to announce the Third Annual Celebrity Waiter Luncheon, an exclusive fund raising event that will take place at Maggiano’s Little Italy in the St. John’s Town Center Friday, January 14, 2011, beginning at 11:30 a.m.  The luncheonwill feature celebrity waiters, such as Sheriff John Rutherford and State Attorney Angela Corey, serving a lavish lunch to guests, all to benefit the American Lung Association’s (ALA) Fight for Air Climb Jacksonville.