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Send Your Holiday Lights Photos!

Send Your Holiday Lights Photos!

 

As you start to put up your holiday lights around and in your home, think of snapping a quick photo and sending them to us.

We might feature your photo on air and online.

Send them to news@firstcoastnews.com!

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Ten Tips From Tallahassee For Safely Decorating for Christmas

Ten Tips From Tallahassee For Safely Decorating for Christmas

The holiday season is in full swing, the leftover turkey is a gone, the gift shopping madness has begun and family's are preparing for the Christmas Holiday. With all the festive decorations and traditional Christmas trees going up in homes across the nation, the The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in Tallahassee has released a list of 10 simple tips to help keep the holiday decorating safe for everyone. With drought conditions across much of Florida the risk of fires are much higher and extra caution should be taking while hanging your lights and decorating this year. 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Names the United Way's Born Learning Program Winner

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Names the United Way's Born Learning Program Winner

 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. (BCBSF) has named United Way’s Born Learning program the September/October winner of its The Pursuit social media campaignThe Born Learning program is a result of a partnership between United Way of America, the Ad Council, Civitas and Families and Work Institute, helping parents, caregivers and communities create quality early learning opportunities for young children. As many communities are concerned with children attending school unprepared, United Way’s Born Learning program provides parents, grandparents, informal caregivers and professional child care providers with educational materials on how to boost school readiness in order to help children succeed academically. 

Heart Healthier Holidays:A guide for a heart-healthy holiday season

Heart Healthier Holidays:A guide for a heart-healthy holiday season

Tis the season for big family gatherings! Between holiday parties, late night feasts and traveling, healthy habits can easily go right out the window.  The American Heart Association-Go Red For Women movement encourages everyone to enjoy traditional meals in moderation during this holiday season. Extra calories can quickly convert into additional pounds, which can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Give your family the gift of a healthy heart by using the following tips to help make smarter choices over the holidays.

Winn-Dixie Partners with Feeding America to Help Fight Hunger

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. announced it has joined forces with Feeding America to launch the Give a Meal program, which gives Winn-Dixie guests and team members the opportunity to help provide food to nearly 37 million Americans — including more than 14 million children — facing hunger this holiday season. Give a Meal runs through Jan. 3 and is available in all of Winn-Dixie’s 482 stores in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. Every $1 donated during the campaign helps provide eight meals to people in need.

Prudential Network Realty Supports A Heart for Homes

Prudential Network Realty Supports A Heart for Homes

 Prudential Network Realty is as serious about giving back to the community as it is committed to supporting the real estate needs of communities across the First Coast.  As part of this mission, Prudential Network Realty Broker/Manager Rebecca Stoneback and her team at the Prudential Network Realty Fleming Island office are lending their support to A Heart for Homes, a nonprofit organization that collects and distributes gently used household and personal items to families in Clay County.