Business

Modern Day Milkman Comes to Town - Propane Tanks Delivered To You

Modern Day Milkman Comes to Town - Propane Tanks Delivered To You

Shane Sheffield and Todd Knowles consider themselves grill masters. But, they both had the same issue - empty propane tanks interrupting their grilling time.

Their frustration became a business idea...what if someone would come to their home to remove their empty propane tank and deliver a fresh tank? And, so Tank Swap Taxi was born!

JCA Ranks at Top of Jewish Community Centers

The Jewish Community Alliance participated in a study by the umbrella organization for the Jewish Community Center Movement that measures member satisfaction and ranks the agency against some of its peers.

And, for the second year in a row, members rated the JCA staff and facility extremely high in key categories in the study by the JCC Association titled “JCC Excellence: Benchmarking.”

Art Walk April 6 "Artistic Ambitions"

Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 5-9 p.m. Rain or Shine

Hemming Plaza – Art Walk welcomes iMentorJax, IMPACTjax, JCCI Forward, The Miracle Board benefitting the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, The Pawfessionals benefitting the Jacksonville Humane Society, Wild Things benefitting the Jacksonville Zoo and the World Affairs Council.

Jacksonville Dining, Nightlife & Shopping, Spring 2011

The historic Casa Marina Hotel and Restaurant in Jacksonville Beach has opened their Penthouse Lounge with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean for lunch service.  Lunch is now available 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.  Previously the lounge opened at 4 p.m. for cocktails and appetizers.

 

Chef Aaron Webb has designed a New Beach Cuisine menu for the penthouse luncheon that includes appetizers such as polenta sticks, salads including a goat cheese salad, sandwiches such as the chicken caesar wrap in herb tortilla and the mahi calypso. Sandwich prices start at $7.95 and entrees start at $11.95.

 

McDonald's Set to Hire More than 1,500 Employees in Florida

McDonald's Set to Hire More than 1,500 Employees in Florida

McDonald’s and its franchisees are looking to hire more than 200 new crew and restaurant management positions at it’s northeast Florida area restaurants on April 19.

Jacksonville Maritime Museum Moves to Landing

Jacksonville Maritime Museum Moves to Landing

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- One of Jacksonville's museums has moved across the river and is getting ready for a grand re-opening.

The Jacksonville Maritime Museum has moved out of its cramped facilities next to Main Street on the Southbank Riverwalk and will reopen to the public inside the Jacksonville Landing April 9.

The new space allows the not-for-profit museum to display more items than in the past.

Among the displays will be a 15-foot model of the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga, models of steamboats that once roamed the St. Johns River and the ray Arthur destroyer collection.

The museum's new location is one the ground floor of the Landing on the east side.

The opening will begin at 11 a.m., and admission is free.

With their new space, the museum has plans for a 50-seat media center and an interactive display for children.

Local United Way Announces 2010-2011 Turnaround Campaign Results of more than $25 million

Local United Way Announces 2010-2011  Turnaround Campaign Results of more than $25 million

United Way of Northeast Florida announced today 2010-2011 Annual Campaign results of over $25 million – a turnaround campaign with a three percent increase over the previous year. This marks a significant improvement in giving since the economic downturn began in 2008.  These strong results will help address the human service needs across our community including United Way’s focus on keeping more than 10,000 students on track to high school graduation.