12/8/2017: Media Roundtable; Bright Holidays; Christmas On Lomax; Love's Labour's Lost

Dec 8, 2017

Friday on First Coast Connect we held our weekly Media Roundtable with panelist Ben Conarck from The Florida Times-Union, blogger and contributor Fred Matthews and Jacksonville Business Journal editor Timothy Gibbons (01:06).

We heard about the actions of local charity Bright Holidays with its president Mike Shreve (38:34).  

Five Points business owners joined the show to talk about Saturday’s Christmas on Lomax party (44:45).

Phase Eight Theatre members Evie Day and Corey Driscoll joined us to talk about next week’s production of Love’s Labour’s Lost in WJCT’s studio (49:04).


Media Roundtable

Our panel discussed local civil rights groups call for a moratorium on pedestrian tickets in Jacksonville, police foiling a plot to shoot up the Islamic Center of North East Florida and the five year prison sentence handed down to former Congresswoman Corrine Brown.     

Bright Holidays

They’re a group of volunteers who do their part to make the holidays a little brighter for underprivileged students and families here in Jacksonville.

Bright Holidays ramps up every year at this time, working with local schools to deliver clothing, food, school supplies and more to the kids who need it most.

They’ve brought the joy of the season to hundreds of Duval County children and this year, they hope to reach even more.

Christmas on Lomax

It’s the first Christmas on Lomax party and local merchants in Five Points are asking those who come by to bring a new, unwrapped toy that will be donated to less fortunate children in Jacksonville. Two members of the Jaguars cheerleaders, The Roar, will be in attendance and there will be an appearance by Santa.

It will be held 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Gloss Goods at 826 Lomax.

Love’s Labor’s Lost

Phase Eight is an ensemble based theatre company located in Jacksonville. They will be performing a Shakespeare classic Love’s Labour’s Lost  at the WJCT studio Dec. 14-16.

Tickets are $15.


Kevin Meerschaert can be reached at kmeerschaert@wjct.org, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @KMeerschaertJax.