A Champion for the Arts: Jacksonville’s Superintendent Search

Written by President & CEO Kimberly Hyatt Policies at the district, state and federal levels all speak to the critical importance of quality arts education if we have any hope of preparing students to succeed in school and in life. What the children who attend Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) need now is a superintendent…

Hormone Imbalance: Tips to Identify and Alleviate the Problem

Modern American women are facing obstacles tougher than ever before. From little sleep, nutrient devoid foods and the pressure to multi-task, women’s bodies are bombarded on a daily basis. This chronic physical, mental, and emotional stress is leading to new modern-day imbalances. Chronic stress can wreak havoc on their sex hormones, which will then have…

WJCT Kids: New Year, New Fun!

It’s a New Year with lots of New Fun with WJCT and PBS KIDS!   Odd Squad starts the year with an hour-long show, ODD SQUAD: WORLD TURNS ODD premiering Monday, January 15 at 8am on WJCT 7.1. When Oona, Olympia, and Otis accidentally change the past, they undo every odd case that Odd Squad…

All I Know Inc.

All I Know, Inc. offers second chances to residents of Jacksonville. The organization has served as a provider for opportunity of positive life choices and inspiration since 2013. CEO and President Claresa Baggs started the organization with aspirations to reach and teach those of underprivileged communities how to lead better lives. Although the foundation of…

Rethreaded

Rethreaded has set out on a mission to renew hope, reignite dreams and release potential for survivors of human trafficking locally and globally through business. The organization has been catering to victims of sexual abuse since 2012. It was founded by Kristin Keen; who started the organization to give women a second chance at leading…

First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

THE MOST INTERESTING PERSON I’VE INTERVIEWED THIS MONTH Jacksonville author Michael Wiley used to live in Chicago.  His first series of crime novels were based in the Windy City, but now, Wiley explores Northeast Florida’s fascinating complexities in his writing.   He’s done it again with his new thriller, Monument Road. Reviews are glowing for…

Champagne and Shopping at the Cummer Shop

Thu, Dec 7 | 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Receive an additional 20% discount Fri, Dec 8 | 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Receive an additional 20% discount Enjoy complimentary champagne and appetizers while shopping special artisan merchandise brought in just for this two-day event. Free admission. TRUNK SHOW OFFERINGS: Amelia Toffee Company: Not…

DAILY’S PLACE TO WELCOME ODESZA ON MAY 16

On the heels of two GRAMMY nominations last week, electronic music duo ODESZA will make a stop at Daily’s Place next spring, Live Nation and Bold Events confirmed today.  The “A Moment Apart Tour” will visit downtown Jacksonville on Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. The show is presented by X106.5 and tickets will go…

A Must Read, Even If You’re Not a Musican-Hit So Hard, A Memoir by Patty Schemel

Hit So Hard, A Memoir by Patty Schemel In 1994 a chasm was filled with the release of Hole’s Live Through This. Sadly, it has never been given its proper credit and the record’s genius was overshadowed by the celebrity of the band’s arresting and talented leader Courtney Love. In Hit So Hard, the memoir…