Community Spirit

3rd Annual “Morning After” Beach Clean-Up

3rd Annual “Morning After” Beach Clean-Up

Keepers of the Coast, a local non-profit dedicated to promoting coastal stewardship and the conservation of coastal habitat, are recruiting volunteers for the 3rd Annual “Morning After” Beach Clean-Up on Tuesday, July 5th. The purpose of the cleanup is to restore the coastline following the impacts from July 4th, traditionally one of the busiest beach traffic days of the year. This community-wide effort will be held the afternoon of Tuesday, July 5th, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at 5 different beach access points throughout St. Johns County:

Teen Financial Literacy Series at St. Johns County Public Library

The St. Johns County Public Library System is teaming up with the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants to offer another installment of the FREE Teen Financial Literacy Series. The one-day seminar is designed specifically for individual’s ages 15 to 20 and will be held at each branch of the Library between July 9th and August 13th.

Education Foundation’s Tutoring Program Receives Book Grant

Education Foundation’s Tutoring Program Receives Book Grant

The St. Johns County Education Foundation (SJCEF) received a donation of 14 boxes of books as part of the First Book National Book Bank of Jacksonville Grant. Totaling over 550 books, the SJCEF will distribute these books to the students enrolled in the SJCEF’s Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Program.

Pusser's Hosts 2nd Annual Low Country Boil to Benefit the Sulzbacher Center

Pusser's Hosts 2nd Annual Low Country Boil to Benefit the Sulzbacher Center

Pusser’s Bar and Grille is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Low Country Boil in Ponte Vedra Beach, taking place this Saturday, June 25, 2011 from 2pm-6pm.

The only one of its kind in Jacksonville, a $25 ticket to the Low Country Boil includes beer and all-you-can-eat seafood. This fun event features live music and a silent auction.

Taco Bell Donation Campaign Benefits Local Military Families

Taco Bell Donation Campaign Benefits Local Military Families

Nearly 500 Taco Bell restaurants will participate in the third annual “Freedom Bells” fundraiser, in support of the Armed Forces Families Foundation.

June 17th is National Flip Flop Day!

June 17th is National Flip Flop Day!

Now through June 26, 2011, Tropical Smoothie Café offers customers an opportunity to purchase a great smoothie for a great cause. The national franchise company commits to donating a portion of the proceeds to their national charity partner, Camp Sunshine, from the sale of one of the top-selling smoothies, the Sunrise Sunset. With strawberries, pineapple, orange and mango blended to perfection, Tropical Smoothie Café treats its customers in every sip of the Sunrise Sunset smoothie.

Miracle Children Bring Extra Thanks to Local Publix Store

Miracle Children Bring Extra Thanks to Local Publix Store

Jennifer and Dave Edwards are proud parents of 2 healthy twin boys, Jack and Luke.  At 16 weeks into their pregnancy, doctors told the parents-to-be that one of their babies had no amniotic fluid and to prepare for the worst. At just 19 weeks, Jennifer started having contractions and was immediately admitted into the hospital.  She made it to 32 weeks and delivered the two boys at Wolfson Children’s Hospital on September 7, 2007. Jack and Luke each weighed a little over 2 lbs. and were able to go home after 8 weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).The boys were transported and treated with equipment that was purchased by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, with funds raised by their corporate sponsors such as Publix.