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Joshua Frase's Heart: The Story of a Life and a Legacy

Joshua Frase's Heart: The Story of a Life and a Legacy

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mornings are the most difficult for Paul and Alison Frase.

For the first time in 16 years, the sounds they would listen so intently for, are gone. "No matter what the noise level was in this house, I could hear him," Alison Frase said.

Their son, Joshua Frase, died effortlessly on Christmas Eve in his sleep, when his heart simply stopped beating. But this isn't a story of a young man who died. It's the story of one who lived.

"Fifteen years of life overcoming obstacle after obstacle after obstacle," Alison Frase said.

When Joshua was 11 months old, he already had beaten the odds. "At delivery, he was just gone and they told me he would not survive the day," she said.

But he did, and at 3 and a half months was finally diagnosed with myotubular myopathy, a severe muscle disorder with only 50 known cases around the world.

Landrum Middle students suspended for pot

A Landrum Middle School sixth-grader and eighth-grader are home from school today after being suspended Friday for having marijuana in school.

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office spokesman Chuck Mulligan said a K-9 detected the marijuana.

"The dog smelled drugs, they searched and sure enough found the drugs," he said.

He said deputies filed charges but the children were not taken to a jail facility.

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Tiger Mom meets Jewish Mom

Tiger Mom meets Jewish Mom

What is all this fuss about Amy Chua overtly confessing to be a Tiger Mom? Jewish mothers, if they would tell you their age, have been around for centuries working behind the scenes. And the animal that would best describe them-- well, that is yet to be determined.

Chabad at the Beaches is proud to announce that we will be hosting a Jewish lecture on parenting and discipline. The lecture is scheduled in response to the recent brouhaha created by Amy Chu’s book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom”. The Jewish Response to the Tiger Mom with Mrs. Chary Fox will be hosted by Chabad @ the Beaches on Sunday, March 6th from 7:00- 8:30.

Apply Now for Youth Quail, Turkey Hunts at Babcock Ranch Preserve

Ten lucky youngsters will be chosen for each of the two quail hunts and each of the two spring turkey hunts on the 16,612-acre Babcock Ranch Preserve in Charlotte County.  All hunters will be chosen by random drawing.  All hunts are Saturday-Sunday and will be guided. 

To be eligible for these hunts, applicants must be at least 12 years old by the first day of the hunt and under 16 years of age on the last day of the hunt for which they apply. Also, all youths must have passed a state-certified hunter safety course. 

Enjoy Family Time While Swapping Valentines with Your Favorite Characters

Enjoy Family Time While Swapping Valentines with Your Favorite Characters

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your family’s favorite Sesame Street friends on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Busch Gardens’ Sesame Street Safari of Fun.

Spring Daddy Daughter Dance

Spring Daddy Daughter Dance

Girls Inc. of Jacksonville’s is hosting another Daddy Daughter Dance on February 5, 2011, in partnership with THE PLAYERS Championship. This remarkable event has been a great success for many years and has now become a tradition in the Jacksonville area.

Programs and Events for the St. Johns County Public Library System

Library Closing Dates in January:Monday, January 17th - Martin Luther King Jr.