Local Eight Year Old's $20,000 Birthday to Air on TLC

Local Eight Year Old's $20,000 Birthday to Air on TLC

Local karaoke birthday party company, Rockstar Birthday Parties will be featured on TLC TV Network’s new series Outrageous Kids Parties on Monday, March 7 at 9:30 p.m.  They were chosen by TLC after searching the internet for companies that planned huge parties.  Anniston’s 8 year old Rock Star Party was filmed in St. Augustine at St. John’s Golf Club Subdivision with guests ranging close to 100. 

Wish Upon A Rising Star Fashion Week

Wish Upon A Rising Star Fashion Week provides new aspiring designers who have a dream and passion of becoming well known, the chance to get into the fashion industry. Many designers have the will power to design and create their own line, but no clue what to do once it is done. That is where Wish Upon A Rising Star comes in. 

Jacksonville Fashion Week Hosts Model Casting Call

Jacksonville Fashion Week (JFW), a multi-event celebration of fashion on Florida’s First Coast, is hosting a two-day model casting call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at Walkers (2692 Post St.) and Thursday, Nov. 18 at The Brasserie (Beach Plaza, 1312 Beach Blvd.). JFW officials will select a total of 100-125 models to grace the catwalk at the inaugural Jacksonville Fashion Week, March 23-26, 2011.

Faces of the First Coast 2011 Go Red For Women Casting Call

The American Heart Association’s “Go Red For Women” movement is calling on women and men who live in the region to submit their heart health stories for the 2011 “Faces of the First Coast” casting call. If chosen, applicants will become representatives of the local public awareness campaign beginning in the spring of 2011. In addition, local winners will be eligible for submission to the American Heart Association’s national “Go Red For Women” casting call. Members of the “Faces of the First Coast” work to bring the dangers, signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease to our community. They represent, exemplify and advocate for the mission of Go Red For Women through education and awareness.

Include One of Marineland’s Dolphins in Your Family Holiday Photo!

Marineland is happy to announce the opportunity to capture a treasured family photograph to send to all your friends and relatives for the holidays.  This special program is available from November 9th through December 18th and will take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:15 AM, 12:00 noon, and 2:00 PM.  Reservations are suggested as there are limited opportunities per time period.  Santa hats will be available for purchase if desired or bring your own props. (No pets allowed.)  You will receive one 8 x 10 photo and a CD with the image(s) taken for a charge of $25 plus tax.  General Admission is required. Reservations can be made by calling 904-471-1111 Ext 116 or go directly to the reservations page of the website

Beards for Babies

For the next several months you may see some deputy sheriff’s sporting stubble on their faces. This isn’t a new fad, but a fundraiser within the Sheriff’s Office for the March of Dimes. For the fourth year in a row, St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar has allowed employees to sport beards with a donation of $50 each to the March of Dimes. The fundraiser will go through 31 January.

Save Our Bridge in St. Augustine to Receive Preservation Honor Award

The National Trust for Historic Preservation will present its Preservation Honor Award to Save Our Bridge in St. Augustine, Fla. The organization is one of 23 award winners to be honored by the National Trust during its 2010 National Preservation Conference next week in Austin, Texas. 

Built in 1927, St. Augustine’s iconic Bridge of Lions—with its tile-roofed towers, decorative lampposts, ornate metalwork and large marble lions—was in sorry shape as she entered her seventh decade. One of the most photographed and architecturally distinctive elements of the St. Augustine skyline, the bridge had been declared deficient and obsolete and was threatened with replacement by the Florida Department of Transportation. That’s when a tenacious group of local citizens mounted a massive lobbying campaign to preserve the quarter-mile span, which connects downtown St. Augustine to Anastasia Island.