Families

Florida's back-to-school sales tax holiday runs this weekend

Shoppers prepare to swipe your debit cards.

Florida's sales tax holiday starts Friday at one minute after midnight and lasts through Sunday.

The three-day back-to-school tax holiday eliminates state and local taxes on more than 130 items, including certain clothes, footwear and backpacks costing $75 or less.

Tickets on Sale TODAY: Sesame Street Live "Elmo's Super Heroes" in Jacksonville Sept. 16 - 18

Calling all super heroes! Super Grover needs your help – and it’s Elmo and the Fabulous Five to the rescue when this fantastic musical production zooms into Jacksonville. Join Elmo, Zoe, Abby Cadabby, Telly Monster and Zoe’s pet rock Rocco for Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Super Heroes” at Times Union Center for Performing Arts (Moran Theater) from Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 18. Tickets for all five performances go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m.

When Super Grover loses his superness, Sesame Street needs a hero! Never fear, Elmo and his team of super heroes are here. Teaching lessons of healthy habits through song and dance, Elmo, Abby Cadabby and your favorite Sesame Street friends will explore exercise, nutrition, sleep/energy and hygiene – all in a quest to put the “super” back in Super Grover. It’s Elmo’s Super Heroes to the rescue!

Winn-Dixie Recalls Mislabeled Baked Goods

Winn-Dixie Recalls Mislabeled Baked Goods

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Winn-Dixie stores announced a voluntary recall of some baked goods, saying they weren't labeled for eggs or wheat.

According to a release from the store, the "Winn-Dixie Lemon Bar" cakes, "Winn-Dixie Chocolate Cherry Bar" cakes and "Winn-Dixie Bakery Iced Cinnamon Rolls - 6 Pack"  weren't labeled properly, creating a problem for customers with egg and wheat allergies and those who are gluten intolerant.

A customer complaint led to an internal investigation of the matter, Winn-Dixie explained, and prompted the recall.

Products affected by the recall were sold in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, and now Winn-Dixie said it's working with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Food and Drug Administration and the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network to fix the problem.

Health Comes First on Back to School Checklist

Health Comes First on Back to School Checklist

HEALTH COMES FIRST ON BACK TO SCHOOL CHECKLIST

It’s important, it’s required, and this year it may cost less.

It may not be first on your child’s back-to-school checklist, but it should be. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida reminds parents that now is the time to confirm health exam and immunization requirements for first-time and returning students for grades kindergarten through 12th grade.

So before clothes, before supplies, check with your child’s school about what’s required, and give yourself enough time to schedule whatever exams and vaccinations are needed before school starts.  And this year, you may get a budget break, thanks to the Affordable Care Act.

Sesame Street Live "Elmo's Super Heroes" in Jacksonville Sept. 16 - 18

Calling all super heroes! Super Grover needs your help – and it’s Elmo and the Fabulous Five to the rescue when this fantastic musical production zooms into Jacksonville. Join Elmo, Zoe, Abby Cadabby, Telly Monster and Zoe’s pet rock Rocco for Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Super Heroes” at Times Union Center for Performing Arts (Moran Theater) from Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 18. Tickets for all five performances go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m.

American Heart Association-First Coast Market Names Local Executive to Lead Go Red For Women Mission

American Heart Association-First Coast Market Names Local Executive to Lead Go Red For Women Mission

 

The American Heart Association-First Coast Market has named local business and community leader Joyce Kramzer as the chair for the 2011- 2012 Go Red For Women (GRFW) Mission.

Joyce Kramzer is Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida’s (BCBSF) Senior Vice President, Health Business Operations.  In this role, Kramzer has primary accountability for the business strategies and operations of delivery system, service, senior markets, and IT. In her dual role as the GRFW chair and AHA-First Coast Market Board of Directors Chair, Kramzer brings excellent businesses acumen and a sense of social responsibility.  
 

The following will strategically support Kramzer in furthering the GRFW mission of educating women of their unique and clearly defined risks of cardiovascular disease and stroke:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Names the PACE Center for Girls June Winner of "The Pursuit"

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Names the PACE Center for Girls June Winner of "The Pursuit"

BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF FLORIDA NAMES THE PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS JUNE WINNER OF “THE PURSUIT” SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST

The American Red Cross, Florida Holocaust Museum and USO Named July Pursuit Nominees

 

Jacksonville, FL – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. (BCBSF) has named the PACE Center for Girls the June winner of its The Pursuit social media campaignThe PACE Center for Girls is a community-based, gender-responsive prevention, diversion and early intervention program serving girls, ages 12-17, in 17 locations across Florida.