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Local Bakery Featured on TLC’s Outrageous Kid Parties Show

Local Bakery Featured on TLC’s Outrageous Kid Parties Show

The Cake Shop of San Jose will be featured on Episode 3: Anniston’s Rock Star Party, part of TLC’s new television series, Outrageous Kid Parties. The show introduces viewers to families who spend a small fortune to give their kids the celebration of a lifetime. Local party company, Rock Star Birthday Parties, who coordinated the party for a St. Augustine family, selected the Cake Shop’s over-the-top design that included an electric guitar, microphone and amplifier made of cake. The episode will air March 7 at 9:30 p.m. on TLC.

Get Up Close to Monster Trucks at Displays This Thursday & Friday 2/24-25

Before the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® revs up the crowd at EverBank Field this Saturday, February 26, some of the show’s stars will be on display so fans can get an up-close look, for free.  At various locations throughout the First Coast, the public is invited to stop by and check out the trucks and talk to the drivers.  Below is a list of truck displays for this Thursday and Friday.

Marine Veterans Elect First Female President

Marine Veterans Elect First Female President

Sharon Leahy, local Prudential Network  real estate agent and Marine has been elected as the first female president of the Jacksonville Semper Fidelis Society.  The Jacksonville Semper Fidelis Society is a nonprofit military auxiliary organization and a War Veterans Organization established in 1999 for honorably discharged U.S. Marines and Navy Corpsman, Chaplains and Surgeons that served with the Fleet Marines.  Ms. Leahy hopes to use the Marine Corps values she learned during her service with the Marine Corps to lead the society into the new decade.   

IHOP’S Free Pancake Giveaway Returns March 1, 2011

Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia families can be a part of pancake history as IHOP serves up FREE pancakes in celebration of National Pancake Day on March 1, 2011!  From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at IHOP restaurants across the country, families and friends can enjoy a free short stack of IHOP’s famous buttermilk pancakes, and in turn, make a donation to IHOP’s national charity partner, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  All of the funds raised locally will benefit the pediatric programs at Shands Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital, both of which are Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

Downtown Vision Launches Coworking Initiative for Downtown Jacksonville

Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI), the Downtown Improvement District, has formed a Downtown Coworking Committee to evaluate the need for and interest in establishing a coworking space in Downtown Jacksonville. 

Coworking involves shared office space but the work is independent and can be any combination of professionals and industries.  Coworkers come together based on the mutual need for physical work space and desire for an office environment.  Advances in technology have helped the coworking trend grow and reduced the dependency on the traditional office environment.  Many that work from home or in the local coffee shop want to escape the isolation and crave the synergy of working in a shared environment with others.

JEA Warns Customers to Beware of Scams

JEA is warning its customers to beware of scams involving utility bill payments.

Recently, some JEA customers have been called, texted or visited in person, requesting a payment be made on a credit card number to avoid disconnection of services. JEA does not call its customers to make such requests.  Additionally, some JEA customers are being offered payment of their utility bill for up to half off the total amount due. The scam works like this – a customer is approached and told their bill will be paid in full if the customer gives an amount in cash. Unfortunately, the account is then paid with a stolen credit card or check. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

MOSH's Bella Luna Sold Out!

The Museum of Science & History’s annual Valentine’s event, Bella Luna: Dessert Under the Stars, is sold out.  

The event, taking place Saturday, February 12 from 7 to 10 p.m., will treat guests to  decadent desserts and hors d’oeuvres from some of the area’s top restaurants and caterers; wine and beer from local wineries and brewers; rooftop stargazing; a special love-themed Cosmic Concert in the new Bryan-Gooding Planetarium; and full museum access (child-free!).