Brunet-García Accepting Grant Applications

Applications for Brunet-García’s third annual re:solveSM initiative are now available online. re:solveSM is the Brunet-García grant program that gives charitable organizations the opportunity to engage the agency’s pro-bono marketing, advertising and public relations services.

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JU Orthodontists Set the Record Straight During National Orthodontic Health Month

JU Orthodontists Set the Record Straight During National Orthodontic Health Month

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Orthodontists at Jacksonville University are taking time during October’s National Orthodontic Health Month to educate the public and clarify best practices for the maintenance of your smile.

Dr. Mark Alarbi, dean and program director of the Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics, said there are many myths that need to be busted regarding orthodontic care, but one of the most common misconceptions is that parents need to wait for their children to loose all of their baby teeth before evaluating the need for braces.

Free admission Saturday at MOSH for Smithsonian Museum Day

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Museum of Science & History will offer free admission Saturday, September 29 in honor of Smithsonian Museum Day.

This Saturday, MOSH will participate in Museum Day Live!, an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine.  The event offers free admission to museums across the country.  It is designed to mimic the free admission offered each day by Smithsonian Museums.

Guests can print a ticket valid for free admission for two at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

To mark the occasion, MOSH will present a special day of programming.

Pizza chain raises money to send kids of fallen soldiers to camp

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - For those fortunate enough to have experienced summer camp as a child, you know those memories last a lifetime. A local restaurant is trying to bring those memories to children who might need it a little more than the average.

Local take and bake pizza chain, Papa Murphy's Pizza, has partnered with, "Friends Never Forget," to raise money to send children of fallen heroes to summer camp to create those lifelong memories.

Wednesday, September 19, Papa Murphy's Pizza will donate 30% of all sales from any one of their four Jacksonville locations to Friends Never Forget to cover camp costs, travel expenses, lodging and meals for children of fallen heroes.

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Bond set at $250,000 for driver of van that killed sleeping teen

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The 51-year-old Jacksonville man who was arrested for the death of Wolfson High senior, JaNay Jackson, made his first appearance Saturday in court.

Ismet Sijamhodzic bond was set at $250,000 during the hearing.

Seventeen-year-old Jackson was killed the night of August 28 by a van driven by Sijamhodzic, which smashed into her bedroom while she was sleeping.

Sijamhodzic was taken into custody Friday evening and now faces one charge of vehicular homicide.

Police reports show Sijamhodzic had two anti-depressants in his system at the time of the crash, including Xanax.

He also told police he had not slept for three days before the accident.

The JSO report says Sijamhodzic did not appear to stop or try to swerve at the stop sign on Kennerly Road.

Sijamhodzic's van crashed through a barrier wall and then into Jackson's bedroom where she was sleeping.

Food trucks battle in cook-off

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Art Institute of Jacksonville was the site for a cuisine battle Thursday evening.

Four teams comprised of chefs and students from the International Culinary School, the Sulzbacher Center, Clara White Mission, and others competed in the "Ultimate Battle of Food Truck Cuisine."

The teams were given one hour and one basket of mystery ingredients to make a winning, tasty dish.

Those students that participated are also featured in the Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race. They were called upon to assist the competitors in their race to win $50,000 and their own food truck.

That episode airs this Sunday, September 16th, at 9 p.m.

2 weeks until T. rex named Sue exhibit goes extinct

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- People wanting to see the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered only have two weeks left to visit the exhibit before it goes extinct.

The exhibit "A T. rex Named Sue" at the Museum of Science and History will close September 23 at 5 p.m.

Sue the T. rex has been on display at the museum since Memorial Day weekend. Sue is 42 feet long, weighs 3,500 pounds and is 12-feet tall.

The replica cast is the main piece of a traveling collection on loan from The Field Museum in Chicago.

Guests of the exhibit are able to get hands-on with several different displays. There is a dig pit and touchable casts of Sue's arm, rib, tail bone and teeth.

Sue was unearthed in 1990 by Sue Hendrickson near Faith, South Dakota.