Community Spirit

UNF Alumni Association Hosts Denim & Diamonds Fundraiser, RSVP by Nov. 8th

Come out for an evening of glitz and denim as the University of North Florida Alumni Association hosts its annual Denim & Diamonds fund-raising event from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF, located at 333 North Laura Street. Proceeds will go towards student study-abroad scholarships.

The cost is $40 per person, or $75 per couple, and includes an open bar, appetizers, a raffle ticket, music, dancing and participation in a silent auction. To R.S.V.P. for this event, contact the UNF Office of Alumni Services at (904) 620-4723 or by e-mail at by Monday, Nov. 8.

The Women In Business Network (WIBNetwork) Event, Nov. 4th

The Women In Business Network (WIBNetwork) is having a special event to spotlight local women in business on Thursday, November 4th from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Dealership, located off of 9-A off Baymeadows Road in Jacksonville, FL.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Announces the 11th Annual 65 Roses Golf & Tennis Classic, Nov. 13

Sporting a new name and the permanent addition of a women’s tennis tournament, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announces the 11th Annual 65 Roses Golf & Tennis Classic will be Saturday, November 13, at Jacksonville Golf & Country Club.

Proceeds from The 65 Roses Golf & Tennis Classic will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 65 Roses is what some children with cystic fibrosis call their disease because the words are much easier for them to pronounce. For more than 40 years, 65 Roses has been used by children of all ages to describe their disease. The rose, appropriately the ancient symbol of love, has become a symbol of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The tennis portion of the 65 Roses Golf & Tennis Classic will kick off the day at 9 a.m. to noon at the Jacksonville Golf and Country Club and will consist of women’s doubles matches.

Halloween Safety Tips

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PGA TOUR to Recieve Special Award for Continuous Philanthropy Throughout Our Communities

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International will present a special honor to the PGA TOUR for the organization’s efforts in surpassing the $1 billion mark in charitable giving in 2005.  AFP International President & CEO Paulette V. Maehara, CFRE, CAE will award the recognition at the AFP First Coast Chapter’s National Philanthropy Day® luncheon on Nov. 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.

Jacksonville Couple Chosen for First Times Square New Year's Wedding

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- How many guests make for a "full house" at a wedding? One local couple will have about a million.

Bethany Philips and Geoffrey Dubie, who live in Jacksonville,  met in Iraq while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.  They live in Jacksonville.

They entered a contest to be the first people ever married in a ceremony at Times Square on New Year's Eve.

After looking through nearly 2,000 entries, Get Married Media chose Philips and Dubie to say "I do" as the ball drops with the world watching.

Philips, originally from Georgia, is heading to Florida State College Jacksonville to study nursing, and Dubie, from North Carolina, is studying at Jacksonville University.

The couple chose Jacksonville to start their life together after their service in the military.

Air Show at NAS Jacksonville this Weekend

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Folks living along the river south of downtown will notice the sky is a bit more full than usual this weekend.

The 2010 NAS Jax Air Show is Saturday and Sunday, featuring, as always, the famous Blue Angels.

Gates open at 9 a.m. each day, and the action gets underway at 10 with flight demonstrations, aerobatics, a jet-powered truck and plenty of good old noise.

Drivers can enter at the NAS Jacksonville main gate on U.S. 17. 

Parking and admission are free, and there will be aircraft on display, merchandise and concessions and a Kid's Zone -- also free.

There will be five hours of speed and spins leading up to the Blue Angels at 3 p.m. The Air Show website has a complete lineup of aircraft and performers scheduled for the weekend.

Everyone attending will have to pass through a metal detector.