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Boorito is Back: Chipotle Hosts Halloween Fundraiser & Launches Short Film to Benefit Farm Aid

Boorito is Back: Chipotle Hosts Halloween Fundraiser & Launches Short Film to Benefit Farm Aid


Chipotle Mexican Grill  will raise up to $1 million to benefit family farmers through its annual “Boorito” Halloween fundraiser. Customers visiting any Chipotle restaurant in the US, Canada and the UK on Monday, October 31st from 6 p.m. to close dressed in a costume inspired by the family farm will be treated to a burrito, order of tacos, salad, or burrito bowl for only $2, and Chipotle will donate proceeds (up to $1 million) to Farm Aid and the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation.

Clay County Bar-b-que Benefits Legal Aid


The Clay County Bar Association is hosting the Clay County Bar-b-que to benefit the Clay County office of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid.  The event will take place on October 22, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Magnolia County Club in Green Cove Springs.  

High school students invited to create bear-awareness video for FWC contest


High school students interested in conserving the Florida black bear and raising public awareness about bears are invited to create a 1-minute video.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is extending the deadline in its 2011 Florida black bear public service announcement (PSA) contest. Launched in May, the FWC-sponsored contest now has a deadline of Nov. 18.

Local Dr. Launches Essay Contest to Ask Students to Solve Public Education Problems


Scot Ackerman, M.D. of First Coast Oncology has announced his third annual essay contest for local high school students, “Students Who Care.”  The topic for this year’s contest is: “Plato said ‘Necessity is the mother of invention.’ In what innovative ways would you solve the challenges that the public education system faces today?” 

Groundbreaking for Expansion of Clay Center on Aging

Green Cove Springs, Fla. --The Council on Aging of Clay County is extremely excited to announce the groundbreaking ceremony on September 27, 2011 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. for the expansion and renovation of the Green Cove Springs, center and administrative offices.

The new center will be called Spring House. It is an exciting time for all of Clay County and will greatly benefit our seniors.

2012 4th of July Fireworks Cancelled For Jax Beach

The new budget for Jacksonville Beach in 2012 DOES NOT include a 4th of July Firework Display for the community to enjoy on this Patriotic Holiday.

The firework show ultimately costs $25,000 in itself. Despite donations made to the city to help with costs, the issue at hand is the money that goes to public works and police who prepare for, and clean up after the firework display. The proclaimed additional costs for these services are an estimated $55,000, making the event cost an approximate $80,000.