Wolfson Children's Hospital Implements Visitation Precautions as Flu Season Begins

Now that flu season has begun, Wolfson Children’s Hospital has implemented visitation precautions effective October 1, 2010, through March 31, 2011. During this timeframe, children age 5 and under will not be able to visit patients in the hospital. Parents and legal guardians are welcome to be with their hospitalized child at any time.

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Detours for Gainesville’s Pride Parade on Saturday, October 23

Regional Transit System (RTS) will have detours on Routes 15, 400, and 410 on Saturday, Oct. 23, between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. for the Gainesville Pride Parade.  These routes will bypass University Avenue between Southwest 10th Street and Southeast 1st Street.

Bojangles' Celebrates Halloween with BOO-Berry Biscuits

Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits is offering a frightening deal for their customer to sink their fangs into this Halloween season.  For a limited time, enjoy two BOO-Berry biscuits for just 99 cents. The only difference between a BOO-Berry biscuit and Bojangles’ classic BoBerry biscuit, is the low price being offered through October 31.

 

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure - October 23, 2010

It's nearly time for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure!  It will be held on Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 at a new site-- the Jacksonville Fairgrounds.  (510 Fairgrounds Pl., Jacksonville, FL 32202)

You can register online until October 17th, and you can register at any 1st Place Sports location until October 16th.  After that, you may register at the AT&T Health & Fitness Expo October 21st-22nd, or register on Race Day.  All registered participants will receive a free event shirt!

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School Bus Safety Week in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- This week is school bus safety week in Florida.

The state has launched a new website to help educate parents, kids and drivers about school bus safety laws.  And the theme for the week-'Stop on Red, Kids Ahead'-reminds drivers they must stop when a school bus flashes its red lights and extends its stop arms.

The riskiest part of the school bus ride to school is getting on and off the bus, according to Duval County Schools.

"This week is an excellent time to teach and reiterate to students and parents simple measures they can take while going to and from the bus stop, getting on and off the bus, and riding the bus," said Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals.  "It also gives us a chance to thank and honor the professionals who devote themselves to transporting our most precious cargo."

Jaguars trade safety Anthony Smith to Green Bay; sign cornerback Chevis Jackson

The Jacksonville Jaguars and the Green Bay Packers finalized a trade today with safety Anthony Smith going to the Packers in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick.  In addition, the Jaguars signed third-year cornerback Chevis Jackson.

Firehouse Subs Introduces New Life-Saving Pickle Bucket

Renowned for hearty, oversized portions and piping hot subs, Firehouse Subs unveiled their new pickle bucket, showcasing Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The Foundation raises money throughout the restaurant chain to support fire fighters, police and EMS. All 395 restaurants sell their recycled pickle buckets for $2 a piece. Proceeds benefit Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, which gives back to public safety entities in communities, served by Firehouse Subs.