Monthly Archives: August 2015

First Read: ‘Hope For The Best, Prepare For The Worst’

Tropical Storm Erika is following a path that could end Florida’s 10-year run without a hurricane. Jacksonville City Council President Greg Anderson is proposing a solution to infrastructure woes on downtown’s Northbank. The Jacksonville organization that protects people from discrimination is struggling under an overwhelming case load.

It’s Friday, August 28, 2015. Welcome to WJCT First Read, your daily weekday morning round-up of stories from the First Coast, around Florida and across the country.

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UNF Student Gets MOCA Residency, Begins 22-Piece Exhibit

While a lot of University of North Florida students will spend the semester at desks, one photography student is spending a lot of her senior year working at the Museum of Contemporary Art, downtown.

Amanda Rosenblatt is the second UNF student to be chosen for the museum’s residency program.

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Closing The Loop: Carla Morello

Carla Morello moved to Jacksonville Beach from New York as a child. She wasn’t an athlete. But she had a career goal.

“I thought I was supposed to be a nurse,” Morello said. “I did that for a little while, then realized I didn’t like it, didn’t want to do it anymore. I went for a shift one night and turned around and came home. My husband said, ‘what are you going to do?’ I said, ‘I have no clue, but give me a day to think about it and I’ll figure it out.’ I just made a list of what I like to do, and what I liked to do most was exercise. So I became a fitness trainer and aerobics instructor.”

Morello worked as a trainer at a number of fitness centers and resorts in the area. Then an injury opened her eyes to yet another health-related profession — massage therapy.

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