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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

10/3/19; Brenda Priestly Jackson; Emily Michael; Funds For The Arts; Taste of the Weekend

District 10 City Councilwoman Brenda Priestly Jackson
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District 10 City Councilwoman Brenda Priestly Jackson

Charleen Shirk filled in as guest host for Melissa Ross.  She talked with Brenda Priestly Jackson, City Council woman for District 10, which covers parts of northwest Jacksonville.

Topics ran the gamut from controversies surrounding the possible sale of JEA, to the proposed half-penny sales tax for schools in Jacksonville.

Emily Michael

Poet and UNF professor Emily Michael, who is blind, read one of her poems and also told us about a new book she has coming out this fall. 

Fall Fiesta For The Arts

The Ponte Vedra Education Foundation for the Arts is throwing a Fall Fiesta for the Arts Thursday evening at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall October 3, at 6:30 p.m.   Heather Prediletto, a board member with the foundation, told us it’s an inaugural fundraising event.  

Picture of crowd at Octoberfest
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Octoberfest at the beaches.

Taste Of The Weekend

Damien Lamar, the host of WJCT’s Taste Test, has a Taste of the Weekend, including the PB&J Jam Sessions and Oktoberfest at the Beaches.