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Governor Scott Gets to Work at NAS JAX

Governor Scott Gets to Work at NAS JAX

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Governor Rick Scott will hold his third "Let's Get to Work" day at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.

The Governor's will be there from approximately 5:15 a.m. until 3:30 in Thursday afternoon.

We're told the Governor will begin the day by working at the gate.

Good Morning Jacksonville will join the Governor live starting at 5:45 a.m.

Duval County School Board Announces Superintendent’s Evaluation

Duval County School Board members today provided Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals with his evaluation for the 2010/2011 school year. 

The Superintendent was evaluated in seven areas of responsibility, including relationships with the Board, community relationships, staff and organizational relationships, educational leadership, fiscal leadership, personal qualities and an overall performance rating.

Mayor Creates Education Commissioner's Office

Mayor Creates Education Commissioner's Office

Mayor Alvin Brown issued an executive order naming the first Education Commissioner for the City of Jacksonville.

The office is designed to serve as a bridge between City Hall and Duval County Public Schools with a mission to increase graduation rates and better prepare Jacksonville’s youths for the 21st Century job market. The office will have no executive powers over the school system but will serve a crucial supportive function to raise private money and rally community support at a time the schools are facing cutbacks.

Painter Finishes a Piece Each Day for Entire Year

Painter Finishes a Piece Each Day for Entire Year

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- You may have heard the old cliche: "Idle hands are the devil's playground." If that's true, then Jacksonville artist Kelly Hennessey had nothing to worry about during the last year.

"I remember in the beginning thinking 'Why am I doing this'," she said, laughing.

She has been toiling in her dining room/studio since August 2010, when she got a sudden urge. "I wanted to do something that I wasn't comfortable with," she said, looking for a challenge.

So she decided she would finish one painting every day for a year; each painting done on a small tile. "It takes hours, some of these."

You can click here to see a full range of all her tiles on her blog.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Northeast Florida/ Southeast Georgia Officially Launches New

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Northeast Florida/ Southeast Georgia Officially Launches New

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Northeast Florida/ Southeast Georgia Officially Launches New Website

 

The New Website was unveiled today at www.CMNJax.com

Blizzards of Miracles: Thursday, Aug. 11th is DQ® Miracle Treat Day

Blizzards of Miracles: Thursday, Aug. 11th is DQ® Miracle Treat Day

 

Sixth annual fundraiser benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®

 

MINNEAPOLIS—On Thursday, Aug. 11, communities throughout the United States and Canada will make miracles for children during the sixth annual Dairy Queen® Miracle Treat Day. On that day, $1 or more from every Blizzard® Treat sold at participating locations will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, a charity that raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada.

Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan, a national goodwill ambassador for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, will serve as honorary spokesperson for DQ® Miracle Treat Day. Since 1989, Miss America titleholders have supported Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, helping with fundraising and visiting hospitalized children.

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.