Community Spirit

Arlington Community Garden Planting of the Fall Food Pantry Garden

Arlington Community Garden invites the garden curious to come out and help put in the fall food pantry garden. They will have lots of seedlings to put in and would appreciate your help in their support of the Arlington Community Services' Food Pantry.

Take the Yoga Challenge

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Yoga Aid Challenge is the embodiment of Yoga Aid's Giving for Living concept. The Jacksonville area will celebrate the Yoga Aid Challenge October 1 at Riverside Arts Market (RAM).

About 20 yoga studios will be participating in the day of yoga and all of the money raised will go directly to the Africa Yoga Project (AYP).

AYP is a non-profit organization in Kenya that trains native Kenyans to be yoga teachers. These teachers then take what they learn out into their community and teach yoga to people who need it most; children and people in prison.

Jacksonville's goal is to raise $50,000.

Event kicks off at 11. Yoga class at 2:00 p.m.

Local Dr. Launches Essay Contest to Ask Students to Solve Public Education Problems

 

Scot Ackerman, M.D. of First Coast Oncology has announced his third annual essay contest for local high school students, “Students Who Care.”  The topic for this year’s contest is: “Plato said ‘Necessity is the mother of invention.’ In what innovative ways would you solve the challenges that the public education system faces today?” 

ACE HARDWARE TO BE ANNOUNCED AS OFFICIAL NATIONAL SPONSOR FOR CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK CHAMPIONS P

ACE HARDWARE TO BE ANNOUNCED AS OFFICIAL NATIONAL SPONSOR FOR CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK CHAMPIONS P

Haley Richardson, 10-year old Wolfson Children’s Hospital patient

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals will officially announce that Ace Hardware is the sponsor for the 2011 Champions Program.  In conjunction with its title sponsorship of this year’s Champions Program, Ace Hardware, in partnership with our vendor partner, Procter & Gamble, will conduct an in-store product promotion and icon campaign fundraiser to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Shot, Paralyzed Dog Running Again with Heroes' Help

Shot, Paralyzed Dog Running Again with Heroes' Help

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Found shot in the chest at a Jacksonville gas station, the mastiff mix had little chance of survival, and showed no signs he would ever walk again.

"I thought we were going to end up having to make a decision to euthanize him," said Tammy Scott, a vet tech.

The dog, dubbed Bullet, met his heroes right away. Because he couldn't use his hind legs, Tammy Scott and Animal Care and Protective Services outfitted him with a special wheelchair.

"You don't see the determination very often," Scott explained. "Usually when a dog gets into that situation a lot of them give up, so it's just the strength and the willingness to want to recover, to want to live a normal life."

Soon, Bullet was walking without his wheels, and six months later, he was running like his old self.

First Coast Aids Walk

First Coast Aids Walk

Saturday, October 15th, Riverside Baptist Church 2650 Park Street - Jacksonville

 9am – Registration Opens

10am – Walk Begins