Many Floridians are at risk for evictions and foreclosures, despite a moratorium from the CDC.
Christian George, Chair of the Committee for the Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Program, Jacksonville Bar Association and Managing Partner of Akerman’s Jacksonville; Cyndy Trimmer, Board Member of the Jacksonville Bar Association and Partner at Driver McAfe; joined us for a closer look at the issue, and the city’s new Committee for the Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Program.
New JEA CEO Jay Stowe started his position running the city-owned utility this week. Stowe comes to lead the utility after a very rocky period for JEA, which included its failed sales attempt last year, the subsequent firing of former CEO Aaron Zahn and the executive staff, along with ongoing investigations into the matter. We spoke with Stowe about the past, present and future of JEA.
Deck The Doors
Deck The Doors is way to support our local Ronald McDonald House this holiday season. The organization's Executive Director Diane Boyle joined us with more details on the campaign and how to contribute to it.
What’s Good Wednesdays
The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospita put together five hours of great programming for you to click on and enjoy, ranging from iconic lectures from celebrities, designers, architects, and party planners, to renowned antique dealers from around the country, and the much-loved Children’s Fashion Show featuring current and former Wolfson patients. Event Co-Chair Meg Folds joined us with a preview.
More Good News;
- The Pace Center for Girls has built up decades of success helping vulnerable girls in this community and keeping them out of the criminal justice system. Now, Pace is expanding its services across state lines, with new outposts in Central Georgia. The expansion is made possible by a $425,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The grant will serve more than 100 girls and families with counseling and therapy services through September 2023.
- The St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum is hosting another food distribution event this month. The Lighthouse is partnering with Farm Share to distribute 42,000 pounds of food through a drive-through distribution. It’s all happening in the parking lot of the Ponce de Leon Mall in front of the Belk store, next Tuesday, December 8th from 9am to noon.
- Make sure to tune into Friday’s show as we spotlight a special musical tribute to Ray Lewis. Lewis, the longtime force behind the Mudville Music Room, is retiring after nearly 50 years of producing concerts in Jacksonville. A free day of music in Lewis’ honor is set for Sunday afternoon from 2-6 p.m. outside the Murray Hill Theatre with local performers Matt Soergel, Mike Shackleford and more.
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