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Send Your Holiday Lights Photos!

Send Your Holiday Lights Photos!

 

As you start to put up your holiday lights around and in your home, think of snapping a quick photo and sending them to us.

We might feature your photo on air and online.

Send them to news@firstcoastnews.com!

MORE HOLIDAY COVERAGE

Heart Healthier Holidays:A guide for a heart-healthy holiday season

Heart Healthier Holidays:A guide for a heart-healthy holiday season

Tis the season for big family gatherings! Between holiday parties, late night feasts and traveling, healthy habits can easily go right out the window.  The American Heart Association-Go Red For Women movement encourages everyone to enjoy traditional meals in moderation during this holiday season. Extra calories can quickly convert into additional pounds, which can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Give your family the gift of a healthy heart by using the following tips to help make smarter choices over the holidays.

Winn-Dixie Partners with Feeding America to Help Fight Hunger

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. announced it has joined forces with Feeding America to launch the Give a Meal program, which gives Winn-Dixie guests and team members the opportunity to help provide food to nearly 37 million Americans — including more than 14 million children — facing hunger this holiday season. Give a Meal runs through Jan. 3 and is available in all of Winn-Dixie’s 482 stores in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. Every $1 donated during the campaign helps provide eight meals to people in need.

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Feast

Saturday, November 19, All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Feast, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., THE PLAYERS Community Center, 175 Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra Beach. 

Tickets $4.00 in advance, $5.00 at the door (children 12 and under $3.00), tickets available at the Hilton Garden Inn lobby, 45 PGA Tour Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach or via email to RotaryPancakeBreakfast@gmail.com. Includes pancakes, syrup, butter, sausage, coffee, milk and juice. SPECIAL EVENT: 

10:00 a.m. PANCAKE EATING CONTEST!!!

Purchase of adult tickets automatically enters you in raffle for a 40" flat screen HDTV! Sponsored by IHOP Jacksonville and the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset. Benefits Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset and it's charities.

Group donates unprecedented million dollars to launch homeless veterans' center in Northeast Florida

 

Allied Veterans of the World, Inc. and Affiliates (AVW) have donated $1,000,000 to purchase a building and provide start-up costs for a Jacksonville area in-house center to help veterans in need.

The group’s aggressive goal is to immediately fill a void for American heroes who have fallen on hard times during this tumultuous economy by opening the AVW Veterans Center in time for the holidays, according to Jerry Bass, National Commander, Allied Veterans of the World, Inc.

How to Support Our Troops and Vets this Veterans Day

How to Support Our Troops and Vets this Veterans Day

 

Today is Veterans Day. To honor the courageous men and women of our Armed Forces, both past and present, here are several ways that folks are supporting these individuals, including ideas on how you can make your impact: