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…

Oh! Those Dangerous Instrumentalities: The Estate Owned Automobile

By. Jeffery A. Cramer Cramer Law Center CramerLawCenter.com One of our first admonitions to clients seeking to become appointed personal representative of a decedent’s estate and is to secure all automobiles and not let anyone drive them.  Under Florida’s Dangerous Instrumentality Doctrine, the estate can be held vicariously liable if someone drives the car and…

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…

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…

Jacksonville’s very own Mama Blue and John Austill Hit the Road to Memphis

The blues is a unique American art form that has often been associated with the delta or its “mountain cousin” southern Appalachia. Jacksonville, Florida has a long-standing blues tradition. It is weaved in many different versions such as the early twentieth century tent shows and countless artists that have roots in North East Florida. Jacksonville’s own…

PEMCO Expands Jacksonville Team with Three New Hires

Progressive Employer Management Company (PEMCO), a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), has added three new business consultants to the experienced staff in its Jacksonville office. Dede Ebelt, Chad Blenden, and Heidi Segona will help support the local business community with human resources, payroll administration, workers’ compensation, and risk management services. “Jacksonville is home to prominent corporations…

Cassidy Lee

You might recognize Cassidy Lee, a 21-year-old Jacksonville native, from the Duval Divas or as the lead singer of South of Savannah. She plays everywhere from Whiskey Jax (both locations) to Mudville Grill to Farmer’s Markets out in the middle of nowhere to opening for the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus at Jack Rabbits last year. Hopping…