Kids Eat Free on Halloween at The Loop

Kids that come to The Loop in costume on Halloween (October 31st) in costume get to eat for free!

One free kids meal per adult entrée purchase. Offer valid at all Jacksonville, First Coast locations.

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Pumpkin Pulp Is No Treat for Your Plumbing

The trick to keeping pumpkin pulp and seeds from causing plumbing problems is as easy as pie.

“Instead of carving your jack-o’-lantern in or by the kitchen sink, try a newspaper,” said Randy Brague of Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Greater Jacksonville shop. “You need to be cautious when removing and disposing of the pumpkin’s sticky substance.”

When pumpkin pulp goes down the kitchen sink drain, the orange substance hardens and sticks to the pipes. Pumpkin carvers can end up with clogged drains and broken garbage disposals if they aren’t careful – especially when it’s cleanup time.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing recommends wrapping all the cut pieces and seeds in the newspaper and throwing them away. For those who recycle, put the remnants in a compost pile. Pulp and seeds are great for cooking as well.

Free Scary Face Pancakes October 29 at IHOP Restaurants in Florida

No Tricks – Just Treats As Kids 12 And Under Celebrate Halloween A Little Early

IHOP restaurants in Florida will celebrate Halloween a little early this year, offering kids 12 and under a free Scary Face Pancake as part of a national No Tricks – Just Treats program designed to provide kids with a safe and fun Halloween event.  The “design-your-own” Scary Face Pancake includes an oversized signature buttermilk pancake with a whipped topping mouth and strawberry nose, served with two mini OREO® cookies and candy corn on the side to allow kids to create their own Halloween hotcake. 

WHEN:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. 

WHERE:

Participating IHOP restaurants nationwide.

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Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have fallen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.75/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.81/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Jacksonville during the past week, prices yesterday were 8.4 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 12.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 10.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 13.8 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

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Election Night Tea Party Rally at the Jacksonville Landing, November 2nd

First Coast Tea Party (FCTP), announced they will host an Election Night Tea Party Rally at the Jacksonville Landing, November 2nd, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

Patriots from across North East Florida will watch election results live on the Jacksonville Landing big-screen. This free, family friendly event will feature patriotic music, appearances via Skype from Marco Rubio, Star Parker, and Rick Scott.  Ginni Thomas, Founder and Executive Director of Liberty Central, will be the featured keynote speaker at the rally. 

Jacksonville Watercolor Society Reception Nov 7

The Jacksonville Watercolor Society proudly presents its Annual Fall Show at the St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St. St. Augustine, Florida starting  November 7 and continuing through November 28, 2010.  Show hours are 12-4 pm Tuesday - Saturday and Sunday 2-5pm.  The members' paintings will be juried by internationally recognized artist, Cheng-Khee Chee.  

Possible Pick Pockets at the Town Center

We received an unconfirmed tip on Friday from a community member. Her daughter was ating lunch at Panera Bread at the Town Center with her friend and she had her purse on the bacek of her chair, like many women do. A couple walking out of Panera, the man bumping her chair and then apologized very nicely. Her daughter turned around to make sure her purse did not fall off of the chair and it was still there. When her daughter went to the car and looked in her purse for something and saw that her wallet was gone. She was upset but began to call her credit card companies and bank. By the time she got in contact with all of them the couple had been to many stores and charged up to $8000.00 in expenses. Her daughter contacted JSO, filed a report, went to the stores with the charges and saw the couple on the security tapes. JSO is now looking for this couple.