Home & Garden

JEA Announces Home Energy Makeover Contest

JEA is sponsoring a Home Energy Makeover Contest to demonstrate how whole house energy efficiency improvements can increase the overall comfort of a home and reduce energy bills.

Residents Upset City is not Removing Dangerous Trees

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Donna Perry is outraged that a damaged tree in front of her home on city property has not been removed 13 months after the city tagged it. "It's very aggravating."

The "Xs," usually orange in color, are on trees around the city. The city of Jacksonville uses them to indicate troubled trees that need repairs or that need to be removed.

Perry is angry that the tree in front of her home, which is on city property, has been tagged for removal way too long. "Somebody's going to get hurt.  And that's my main concern."

The Perry family is one of many waiting for the city to take action. According to a city spokeswoman, as of June 28, 725 trees either needed removal or repair. 

Some are wondering why these dangerous trees are still standing, while the city is removing trees that an expert tells us, were not dangerous or damaged on Hendricks Avenue in San Marco.

Is City Taking Too Long to Remove Hazardous Trees?

Is City Taking Too Long to Remove Hazardous Trees?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  The city has 600 trees either waiting to be trimmed or removed and some say it is moving too slowly to to get rid of trees that could be dangerous.

We found one on Beauclerc Road, which has an orange "X" in the middle, but has been there so long it is fading.

Independent tree surgeon Gene Bushor said the mark is four months old. "That is too long," he said. "If it was marked there is a reason for it."

The tree is a hazard, he said. "It is dead, dangerous and can cause harm to somebody or something," he added.

Bushor wants to know why it takes the city months to act on a tree that could be dangerous. "Limbs are hanging over the road, broken limbs, no one is doing anything," said Bushor.

Wedding Gift and Registry Workshops

Wedding Gift and Registry Workshops

Go to Potterybarn to learn more about the girft registry and let their experts help you create the home of your dreams!! This calss will be held on every Tueaday evening at 6 p.m. Contact your local store to RSVP.

How to Decorate With Color and Pattern

How to Decorate With Color and Pattern

Join Potterybarn for complimentary classes to learn helpful tips for decorating and entertaining. Get expert advice on choosing a palette and mixing colors with style and confidence. This class will be held on Sunday, July 17th at 10 a.m. Contact your local store to RSVP.

The Fresh Market Offers Devilishly Delicious Ideas for Enjoying “Eggstra” Easter Eggs

The Fresh Market Offers Devilishly Delicious Ideas for Enjoying “Eggstra” Easter Eggs

Every Easter, egg decorators are faced with a serious dilemma – what to do with all of those delightfully colored hard-boiled eggs? This year, The Fresh Market has the solution with some post-holiday creative takes on the classic Deviled Egg.

Jacksonville-area Animal Welfare Groups Offer Five Tips to Prevent Animal Cruelty

Jacksonville-area Animal Welfare Groups Offer Five Tips to Prevent Animal Cruelty

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has designated April as Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month.  In recognition of this designation, the City of Jacksonville’s Animal Care & Protective Services (ACPS), the Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) and First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP) are offering five tips to prevent animal cruelty.