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Love for grandmother motivates Boy Scout Eagle project

Love for grandmother motivates Boy Scout Eagle project

Nick Snyder, a Boy Scout with Troop 906, can thank his grandmother for his Eagle Scout project. Snyder’s grandmother, Lois Schwinger, has a long-standing relationship of volunteering for Ronald McDonald House and he wanted to do something to benefit them.  Snyder enjoys woodworking and has created several other projects in the past, and proposed corn […]

Leadership Family Night encourages habits of effective leadership

Leadership Family Night encourages habits of effective leadership

Hendricks Avenue Elementary students are not only learning language arts, math, science and history, they are learning to be leaders. As a Leader in Me school, all students from kindergarten through fifth grade develop leadership skills through lessons based on Stephen Covey’s book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”   Leadership training doesn’t stop […]

In it for the ‘long’ run

In it for the ‘long’ run

Over 400 students from 19 area high schools, along with more than 100 coaches and running buddies, gathered at Robert E. Lee High School Nov. 17 on a chilly Saturday morning to run seven miles together in a running program called Marathon High.  Marathon High incorporates team building, bonding, and running. Students train to run […]

Students rewarded for good behavior with annual shopping spree

Students rewarded for good behavior with annual shopping spree

Youngsters and their chaperones took to the aisles at the Target store on Roosevelt Boulevard during the 11th annual Sanctuary on 8th Street holiday shopping spree Dec 12. Paired with chaperones, the 41 elementary school students in Sanctuary’s after-school program checked out toys, clothing and items for gifts, after making some tough decisions when they […]

Cold weather underscores all-too-real homeless experience for youth

Cold weather underscores all-too-real homeless experience for youth

Vowing “no matter the temperature or weather,” Family Promise’s major fundraiser, Cardboard City was held Nov. 16 at Southside United Methodist Church as temperatures plunged into the 40s, giving participants a true taste of what the homeless in Jacksonville encounter each winter. Individuals, families or groups spent the chilly night in cardboard boxes, tents and […]

Eagle Scout strives to tidy up historic cemetery

Eagle Scout strives to tidy up historic cemetery

Under the leadership of prospective Eagle Scout Will Weinbecker of St. Nicholas, the Historic St. Nicholas Cemetery got a much-needed spruce up Nov. 4 thanks to the efforts of Boy Scout Troop 106 from Assumption Catholic Church and more than 20 neighborhood residents. A sophomore at Bishop Kenny, Weinbecker lives within shouting distance of the […]

Florida Ballet dancers raise awareness for shelter pets

Florida Ballet dancers raise awareness for shelter pets

Taking advantage of a social media trend, dancers of the Florida Ballet Conservatory took time from their rigorous schedule to visit the City of Jacksonville’s Animal Care and Protective Service facility on Forest Avenue to pose with shelter dogs and kittens. Many dancers post photos of themselves in pose with their own pets, but Riverside […]

Cub Scout ‘Bat Pack’ hopes to earn Conservation Good Turn Award

Cub Scout ‘Bat Pack’ hopes to  earn Conservation Good Turn Award

San Marco Cub Scout Pack 35 could find they have a new nickname, thanks to a unique project. In an effort to earn the Conservation Good Turn Award from the Boy Scouts of America, the “Bat Pack” built bat houses to distribute throughout the San Marco community to encourage the important role bats play in […]

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