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Casa Bella Village Presents “An Artistic Taste of Jacksonville Beach”

Please join us on June 9th for an exciting artistic affair.  From 5-8 Casa Bella Village will be hosting many of Jacksonville’s best local artists.  We’re happy to debut musical talent from artists such as JacksonVegas, featuring Dr. Con of Fusebox Funk, in addition to the internationally renowned DJ, Farace.  Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by The Perfect Pear Catering Co. and adult beverages will be available.  We’ll be raffling off wonderful prizes from TacoLu, Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery and Rockaway Garden Center.  Remember that Casa Bella Village is the spot every second Thursday monthly!

Neptune Beach Residents Up in Arms Over Church Expansion

Neptune Beach Residents Up in Arms Over Church Expansion

NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla. -- Some residents are upset about the planned expansion at a neighborhood church.

Monday night, folks in Neptune Beach told city council Beaches Chapel Christian Church should not be able to build a new gym for its school.
    
Residents claim they already have problems with flooding, something they said has gotten worse since the church was first built.
    
The church sits higher than the homes in the area and when it rains the residents said water, and sometimes sewage, collects on their property.

Still neighbors said they've got nothing against the church itself and acknowledged that outside of the flooding, the church has been a nice part of the community.

An attorney for the church attended the meeting, but said at this point he did not want to comment on the matter.

Fla. Home Inspectors Must Now Have State License

Fla. Home Inspectors Must Now Have State License

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Home inspector Dave Sorge was on the job today with another home inspection to complete. 

Five years ago when he started "Inspect -it 1st," his industry was unregulated and tainted by shoddy home inspections. "The free market weeded out those guys that don't belong," he said. 

And a new law that makes every inspector get a state license, will make it even more difficult for a bad inspector to remain in business, he said.  "Is licensing really the cure for substandard performance? We'll see," he said. 

But the grandfathering of longtime inspectors, Sorge said, allows inspectors to be licensed with the most minimum qualifications.

"You could conceivably get a home inspector who has never performed a home inspection yet is qualified and licensed," said Sorge.

Winn-Dixie Celebrates National Doughnut Day With Free Doughnut Holes

Winn-Dixie Celebrates National Doughnut Day With Free Doughnut Holes

Winn-Dixie is offering guests a free jumbo doughnut hole in the in-store bakery Friday, June 3 (limit one per guest per store visit, while supplies last).

Thanks To UNF Students, iPad Rock Show May Be Coming Soon

Thanks To UNF Students, iPad Rock Show May Be Coming Soon

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Casey Ayers and Patrick Duffy clearly have the entrepreneurial spirit. The two buddies have collaborated on an invention they hope will catch on with musicians of all skill levels.

"Well we heard musicians playing the instrument apps on the iPad, and these would work great in a live environment," Ayers said, "But if you're going to be moving around on stage you need something to hold it for you."

Ayers graduated from the University of North Florida in 2008 and met up with Duffy while working on a similar project.

They put their heads together again and created an invention that's getting some attention.

"The device itself is an iPad case that not only has straps so you can use both hands, but it also supports itself at an angle so you can operate and use your iPad at the same time," said Duffy, who is in the class of 2013 at UNF.

Winn-Dixie Helps Customers Prepare for 2011 Hurricane Season

Winn-Dixie Helps Customers Prepare for 2011 Hurricane Season

Winn-Dixie is helping individuals and businesses to prepare now for what is predicted to be an “active to extremely active” year for tropical storms. The six-month Atlantic hurricane season begins today.

“Our guests can find the supplies to stock their hurricane kits at their neighborhood stores, and it can be done on a budget by using our Customer Reward Card and taking advantage of this week’s hurricane preparedness stock up and save sale in our stores,” said Mary Kellmanson, Winn-Dixie’s group vice president of marketing.  “We are offering a number of Buy One, Get One (BOGO) sales, 10 for $10 items, and ‘Save ’til’ offers. That’s in addition to our Winn-Dixie brand products, which are better than or equal in quality to national brands at a significant cost savings.”

Buy Produce & Help Sick Kids

Buy Produce & Help Sick Kids

Publix Super Markets throughout the area, are partnering with Produce for Kids® on the largest-ever annual Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign to raise money for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and to encourage families to cook together and eat healthier.