22-Year-Old DUI Victim Laid To Rest Saturday

22-Year-Old DUI Victim Laid To Rest Saturday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla - Family and friends gathered at Christ Church in Mandarin Saturday morning to remember the life of 22-year-old Catherine Case who was killed by a teenage driver under the influence of alcohol.

Case was driving on County Road 218 in Clay County last Saturday night before midnight when she was hit head on by a vehicle driven by 17-year old Andrew Newman.  Newman was driving a pickup truck when police say he veered into the other lane and hit Case.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the accident was alcohol related and Newman was not wearing a seatbelt. He had serious injuries. Charges are pending in the case.

Case was a 2007 graduate of Mandarin High and was a junior on the Dean's list at UNF, majoring in Biology. She is survived by her parents, two brothers, a sister and grandfather.

The family requested donations be made to the local chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).


Don't Miss Rhythm of the Dance

Don't Miss Rhythm of the Dance

Finally Rhythm of the Dance is a reality.  Two hours of dance, music and song richly costumed. representing a whole new concept in Irish entertainment, using the genuine spirit of our national dances, songs and storytelling, while including modern influences like Beat, Jazz and Latin combine to give you Rhythm - Rhythm - Rhythm. Rhythm of the Dance will be in Jacksonville at the Times Union Center’s Moran Theater on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 7:00pm for one performance only!

Young Children in Foster Care To Get In-Home Nurse Visits

Family Support Services of North Florida (FSS) is going above and beyond State of Florida standards by now providing in-home visits by a registered nurse to children in foster care, from newborns to age five, in Duval and Nassau counties. The nurse will also provide post-reunification services, conducting home visits up to six months after children are returned to their biological parents.

Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! on Sale Feb. 25th

Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! on Sale Feb. 25th

Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! is bringing a colossal party on ice to your hometown!  This all-new show visits Jacksonville from April 7 – 10, 2011 for Eight performances at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Tickets go on sale February 25th at 10 a.m.

JCA Events and Activities in March

The Jewish Community Alliance announces the following upcoming programs and activities for March 2011. Unless otherwise noted, all events and programs will be held at the JCA, 8505 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32217 (on the corner of San Jose and San Clerc, one traffic light north of Baymeadows Road). For more information on these or other programs at the JCA, please call 904-730-2100 ext. 221.

Camp Cadet Kicks Off Application Period

Northeast Florida Camp Cadet, Inc. is kicking off the application period for a week long summer camp that begins on June 19th and runs through June 25th, 2011 at Camp Blanding (southern Clay County off SR 16).

The camp is for all youth, not just for troubled youth. Applicants must be 12 - 15 years of age.  Applications will not be accepted after April 9th, 2011.  Applications are available at the local police /sheriffs offices in the following counties: Clay, Duval, Bradford, St. Johns and Nassau.  There is no cost/fee for the camp and a maximum of eighty (80) youth will be accepted. 

For more information please contact Officer Kimberly Robinson at 904-274-0545 or email at flcampcadet@yahoo.com.

Mandarin Rabies Alert

Duval County’s first rabies alert for the year has been issued for the Mandarin area. The alert is in effect through May 14, 2011.

The rabies alert area is bordered on the north by San Jose Boulevard at Claire Lane, on the south by Julington Creek at Longview Drive South, on the east by Hood Landing Road at Old St. Augustine Road, and on the west by Orange Picker Road at Brady Road.