It’s full speed ahead for a Jacksonville food festival called GastroFest. The organizers have been granted nonprofit status.
Gov. Rick Scott declared Friday that Florida has reached his 2010 campaign goal of creating 700,000 jobs within seven years, as the state’s unemployment rate was posted at its lowest rate since May 2008.Four years ago, Scott’s jobs pledge w…
When Jacksonville City Councilman Jim Love worked with Laurence Walden to create a video to promote Jacksonville, he was hoping that a lot of people watch see it. He didn’t expect that the video would be called “cringeworthy” as the…
A plan by the Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti to change magnet designations for five schools has been met with mixed reactions this week. WJCT went to one of the community meetings where the plan was vetted.
Mary Johnson, who bakes cupcakes at her boutique bakery in the Mandarin neighborhood of Jacksonville, was a nurse at a major hospital in Jacksonville, and the daughter of a career Air Force officer.
“I was just unhappy at work,” she says. “I was putting in long hours instead of being around my family, and I was stressed out. I would come home and do things like catering on the weekend. That made me happy.”
Cooking, and especially baking, was something with deep family ties.
More elected officials are condemning President Obama’s decision to release Cuban prisoners in exchange for American contractor Alan Gross. Among the latest voices of opposition is Northeast Florida Congressman Ander Crenshaw (R-FL4). But others are cautiously optimistic about what could lead to better relations between the two countries.
The chances for another member of the Bush family to run for office may have increased, as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush declared official interest by attacking President Obama’s stance on relations with Cuba.
Bush announced this week he will explore a run for presidency in 2016, as well as call for a stronger embargo against Cuba.
The percent of students who graduated from high school in Florida and locally is up, but the number of A and B high schools in the state is down, according to the state department of education.
Madelyn writes, “I want to make a photo slideshow with music for my friend’s upcoming 60th birthday party. Is there an easy way to make one in Windows?”