Federal Reserve; “Edible Northeast Florida”; Seniors Helping Seniors; What’s good Wednesday
The National Alliance on Mental Illness announced its upcoming schedule for support programming, including peer-to-peer groups, family classes and a recovery support network. Folks interested in signing up for their programs can sign up online.
The Federal Reserve is meeting this week to strategize how to disentangle from pandemic spending. This could mean higher interest rates and fluctuation inflation.
This afternoon, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell is expected to host a Federal Open Market Committee press conference.
Amidst these meetings, Sarah Bloom Raskin withdrew her nomination to become the top regulator at the Federal Reserve.
Guest: Abel Harding, executive vice president, First Horizon Bank, North Florida & Southeast Georgia Market president.
Edible Northeast Florida
Edible Northeast Florida is out with its latest issue celebrating Women’s History Month, ideas on spicing up a plant-based diet, and opportunities for the public to work with restaurants to support Ukraine.
Seniors Helping Seniors
Seniors Helping Seniors is an in-home care service for seniors to receive peer support, companionship and care.
Guest: Brian Sanders, Seniors Helping Seniors local franchise owner.
What’s good Wednesday
- This Friday at 10 a.m., the city of Jacksonville will dedicate Freedom Park, which commemorates a local Gullah Geechee community in the Cosmo neighborhood. In addition, Freedom Park has markers about Cosmo’s contributions to Jacksonville. Saturday’s heritage celebration, with food and performances, is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Downtown Vision Inc. has announced the lineup for March’s installment of the free, riverfront happy hour event: Sip & Stroll Presented by PNC Bank, in partnership with the Downtown Investment Authority, taking place on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. Eventgoers can expect live music, culinary delights, games and more.
- The Tavern by Amelia Island Brewing Company is celebrating Women’s History Month with a new brew: the Grace Irish Red. Named for Grace O’Malley, one of the first documented female and most famous pirates, the brew joins the lineup on March 17, just in time for the brewpub’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The restaurant will also continue its Blues & Brews events in its open-air covered taproom next door, The Alley. Guests can enjoy live music from local and regional talent every Friday. These events are free and open to the public.
- Titanium Yoga is hosting three donation-only classes to raise money for Ukraine. The studio’s teachers are donating their time for several classes, including a Soundbath, all-levels classes and a beach yoga class. Donations go directly to Razom for Ukraine. Interested participants can register online.
- The Indian Cultural Society of Jacksonville is hosting a celebration for the Holi — the Festival of Colors. ICS is planning a day of fun competitions, dance, food and games — plus a riot of colors. Admission is free, but advance registration is required.