Florida native Tara Broocks has organized an effort that is part of a national initiative to raise awareness about preventing suicide among members of the military and veterans.
On Saturday, July 25, supporters of members of our military will ‘March a Mile in Their Boots’ to call attention to suicides among military members. The plight of those who take their own lives and the sheer numbers are a real eye opener. In September, 2019 the US Dept. of Defense published data in a report focusing on prevention. Just how bad is the problem?[Content continues after break and photo] Continue reading “‘March a Mile in Their Boots’ will shine light on suicides in military”
Friends and supporters of photographer Mike Hamilton will converge at 1904 Music Hall on Sunday, October 6, to celebrate his life.
Jacksonville’s music community is rallying to help the family of Mike Hamilton, the photographer who gave so much and asked so little in return. Spearheaded by Crystallea Monroe, Mike’s partner and friend, a celebration of his life will take place at 1904 Music Hall in Jacksonville on Sunday, October 6. A time for the event will soon be announced once all the plans are fully in place, so keep the date open. Continue reading “Jax music community rallies to help photographer who gave much, asked for little”
July 4 is a big day in our family because it’s a holiday bringing us together to enjoy the outdoors, grill some great food, and pop off fireworks. We do all this, and we say a blessing of thanks for the country we live in. When I think of gratitude, I’m not thinking of gratitude to the government. I think of gratitude to everyday Americans who make this country what it is. On this July 4, I’m thinking of a non-celebrity hero who took it upon himself to help others, and it had nothing to do with a government mandate or lobbying some politician in Washington for federal dollars. Continue reading “On US Independence Day, praise Mr. Smith who didn’t go to Washington”
If you’re a Kentucky Derby fan, chances are you mark the yearly event with some sort of gathering. We usually do that in our family, although this year my husband and I can’t because we’ll attend a personal event not related to the Derby. Various organizations sponsor events, and this year, the Junior League of Jacksonville has put together an event guaranteed to spotlight the fun in the word fundraising. There’s an artistic aspect to the Derby, although you may not have thought of it. There’s a contest to see whose “art” is the best, as a matter of fact. Continue reading “With ‘Jockeys and Juleps’, Jax Junior League puts hats, bow ties in limelight”