On Wednesday’s First Coast Connect we discussed the See the Girl Summit being held Thursday and Friday at the Jessie Ball duPont Center with Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center CEO Lawanda Ravoira and Roy Miller, president of the Tallahassee-based Children’s Campaign. We were also joined by attorneys Kelly Mathis and Mitch Stone. Host Melissa Ross also welcomed Steffani Fletcher, the executive director of Hope at Hand about their mission that provides art and poetry therapy to at-risk youth. Then Chris Thomas of the Chris Thomas Band joined the show to talk about his new CD and two shows being held this week.
A Duval County School Board workshop focusing on student achievement turned into a heated personal tiff among a few school board members Tuesday.
A new state telehealth panel met in Jacksonville Tuesday to begin studying the state of distance medicine in Florida.
This barrier island in Florida’s northeastern reaches has been named one of the best in the country.
Twenty Duval County teachers have won a $500 PowerUp Jax innovation grant for their project proposals. And one of those teachers will get a bit of extra money, based on public sentiment.
A lively discussion about the medical marijuana amendment, Amendment 2, was featured on First Coast Connect. We were joined by Susan Pitman of Drug Free Duval. Host Melissa Ross also spoke by phone with author Sady Doyle about her book “Trainwreck,” which takes a look at the sometimes unusual behavior of female celebrities and what it says about our society’s views on women. We also spoke to National MS Society North Florida Chapter President Corrina Madrid and cyclist and multiple sclerosis victim Ellen Kallaher about this Saturday’s MS: PGA Tour Cycle to the Shore bicycling fundraiser at TPC Sawgrass.
Residents of four Northeast Florida counties are now eligible for assistance from FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency. St. Johns, Putnam, Flagler and Volusia County homeowners and renters who lost property in Hurricane Matthew can apply for g…
ANASTASIA ISLAND — Residents in recovery mode after Hurricane Matthew are coming together to help each other.