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Northside Community Involvement Hosts Jamboree on Ave B

Northside Community Involvement, Inc. 2nd Annual Jamboree on Ave. B took place on Saturday across the street from the church. Northside Community Involvement, Inc. mission is to help the community become closer and take an active vital part in their community. The event was a fun filled day that included a garage sale, food for a small fee, carnival games, bouncey houses, a dunk tank and a water slide for t ...

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Gracie Chandler Releases First Novel on Historical Fiction

  Local authoress Gracie Chandler recently celebrated the release of her first novel, Free to Be, with a book signing at the Historic Springfield Community Learning Center. The book gives the reader a fictionalized account of slaves in the South Carolina Sea Islands who live free during the Civil War, working for the Federal government. Copies are available for sale at Amazon.com. Shown above getting h ...

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“Saturday Night Lights” a Grassroots Community Activity Initiative

“Saturday Night Lights” a Grassroots Community Activity Initiative - The first installation of Sankofa Saturdays was a resounding success. The program is currently piloted at Clanzel Brown Park as one of its premiere “Saturday Night Lights” grassroots community initiatives this summer. The Kemetic Empire/Urban-GeoPonics firmly believes in teaching youth and strengthening their emotional maturity/judgment, l ...

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Newman Elected JAA Board Chair

The JAXPORT Board of Directors has unanimously selected a new slate of officer. The following officers will each serve a one-year term starting July 1, 2015: Chair: Dr. John Allen Newman Vice Chair: Robert F. Spohrer Treasurer: James P. Citrano Secretary: Ed Fleming Dr. Newman is Senior Pastor of The Sanctuary at Mt. Calvary, Spohrer is President of Spohrer & Dodd, Citrano is retired Managing Director o ...

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Local Non-Profit wants to Suit Jacksonville For Success

Suited For Success, the local nonprofit organization providing business suits and career attire and job readiness training for men in the Jacksonville community seeking employment is partnering with Men’s Wearhouse, one of North America's largest men’s specialty retailers, to launch its seventh annual National Suit Drive, a month-long initiative that encourages donations of gently-used suits and professiona ...

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It’s a Family Affair Unity and Health Fest

The Miciah Deleston Foundation and Daughter to Daughter group held the "It's a Family Affair Unity and Health Fest," Saturday, June 6 at A. Philip Randolph Park.  From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. former NFL players, dancers and singers stopped by to assist with bagging groceries for needy families.  On the premises were non-profit groups and small business owners providing health and HIV screenings and workshops on t ...

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The Jacksonville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Welcomes Four New Members

The Jacksonville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated welcomed four dynamic ladies committed to service into their “Chain of Friendship” during a private ceremony held  at the Jacksonville Golf & Country Club. last week.  Leaders in the areas of education, law, and business, the newest members are Biannca Hill , Sherri Luke, Patricia Sams, and Debbie Sapp. Adding to the special occasion, Links from the Bo ...

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Naval Officers Award Scholarship to Raines Student

William M. Raines graduate Kelley Barnes received the naval officers Association Jacksonville chapter scholarship for $1000. The scholarship luncheon was held at the University Club. Kelley will be attending Florida A&M University where she will major in Healthcare Management in the fall 2015. The Jacksonville chapter of the Naval Officers Association has issued more than $38,000 in scholarships to dese ...

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Building Communities is Focus of ‘United We Stand’ Event

By Helen Chestnut Building communities through civic engagement was a common theme at the recent “United We Stand: Diverse Voices of Reason” event, held at the Salem Centre. Sponsored by First Coast Community Outreach, the event featured remarks by Palatka Mayor Terrill Hill, who recounted how his passion for improving his community led him to seek elective office. “Somewhere along the way, I think we becam ...

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Jacksonville’s Jack & Jill Chapter Supports Tomorrow’s Leaders

by K. Huyghue On Sunday, May 31st, ten newly inducted teen officers of the Jacksonville Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc demonstrated that they have the "Power to Make a Difference" (the organization's national theme) as they committed to lead others in serving and educating Jacksonville youth. The "changing of the guard" event marked the end of a productive program year during which the Chapter's ...

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