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$10,000 Donation to St. Johns Fire Rescue

$10,000 Donation to St. Johns Fire Rescue

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is awarding much needed equipment to the St. Johns Fire Rescue. The Fire Department benefits with 17 Wyse Thin Clients & LCD displays worth $10,614. These state-of-the-art desktops will allow for cutting edge training to take place in every St. Johns Fire Rescue fire station, replacing out dated technology and allowing for economical and consistent training throughout the county. More important, the time saved will increase the efficiency of existing manpower. Since 2005, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has donated more than $1 million to public safety entities in the state of Florida.

Starbucks Happy Hour Returns, May 6 - 15th

Starbucks Happy Hour Returns, May 6 - 15th

Frappuccino® blended beverage lovers, we heard you – and we are excited to announce the return of Happy Hour to Starbucks!

Starting May 6 and running through May 15, come into participating stores between 3-5 p.m. for a half-price Frappuccino® blended beverage of your choice.

Moe’s Lowers Cost of Burritos to $3 Burritos All Day Thursday to Raise Money for Local Military

Moe’s Lowers Cost of Burritos to $3 Burritos All Day Thursday to Raise Money for Local Military

May is here and it's time to show our continued support for our courageous troops overseas. Moe’s Southwest Grill will be discounting their burritos for their annual Cinco de Moe’s event on May 5th in hopes to encourage donations to USO. The average cost of a burrito is in the $5-$7 range but on Cinco de Moe’s the cost will be lowered to $3.00 to encourage customers to donate the difference.

Slow Food First Coast School Garden Grants Winners

Slow Food First Coast School Garden Grants Winners

Slow Food First Coast (SFFC) is proud to announce the winners of the Spring 2011 School Garden Grants.  Congratulations to the winners:

Free Breakfast on FCAT Day!

Free Breakfast on FCAT Day!

JACKSONVILLE -- For the second consecutive year more than 800 McDonald's restaurants in Florida will serve students taking Florida's Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) a free breakfast.

The free breakfast includes an Egg McMuffin, choice of a 1% Low Fat White Milk Jug milk or a small orange juice, and a package of Apple Dippers.

So before the FCAT on Monday April 11th, head to McDonald's.

The offer will runs from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Jacksonville Dining, Nightlife & Shopping, Spring 2011

The historic Casa Marina Hotel and Restaurant in Jacksonville Beach has opened their Penthouse Lounge with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean for lunch service.  Lunch is now available 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.  Previously the lounge opened at 4 p.m. for cocktails and appetizers.

 

Chef Aaron Webb has designed a New Beach Cuisine menu for the penthouse luncheon that includes appetizers such as polenta sticks, salads including a goat cheese salad, sandwiches such as the chicken caesar wrap in herb tortilla and the mahi calypso. Sandwich prices start at $7.95 and entrees start at $11.95.

 

Summer Lunch Providers Needed

The Jacksonville Children's Commission (Commission), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Florida Department of Education are currently seeking community organizations to partner with to serve lunches and snacks this summer in low-income neighborhoods free of charge and in a safe, effective and efficient manner to help alleviate child hunger.