38th Annual Caring Chefs returns
The 38th Annual Caring Chefs event returns with a bit of a different vibe. After years of being inside the Avenues Mall, the event shifted to a restaurant week due to Covid. It returns to being a one stop eat experience, but in a more intimate setting inside the Glass Factory at the Railyards. While there will be less chefs, it will still be packed full of good eats, community connecting and more. The VIP area will be hosted by the recently opened Myrtle Ave. Brewing with small belly bites supplied by Route 90 BBQ. Feasting occurs Oct. 23rd from 6-9pm. www.chsfl.org
Watch live: Biden to speak before the United Nations General Assembly
This event is slated to begin at 10:35 a.m. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time. U.S. President Joe Biden will address the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York on Wednesday. He's expected to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine and urge international allies to do so as well, arguing the war violates the terms of the U.N. charter.cnbc.com
Japanese porn star hugs over 3,000 people in 24-hours
A Japanese adult video actor determined to become “the most hugged woman in the world” held a 24-hour event where she hugged over 3,000 fans. Fukada Eimi, 24, held the event in Shibuya, Tokyo, at 6 p.m. on Saturday. The event ended at 6 p.m. on Sunday after Fukada had hugged a total of 3,163 fans.news.yahoo.com
Rite to Wellness event brings health education and fitness for all to Garfield Park
The Garfield Park Rite to Wellness Collaborative hosted an event Saturday as a prelaunch to its Black Culture Wellness Campaign, which will offer fitness activities, wellness workshops and nutrition education around various locations near Garfield Park.chicagotribune.com
What to do if you’re exposed to someone with COVID-19
It’s an all-too-common event: The friend or family member you just met tells you they tested positive for COVID-19. Or maybe one of your children’s classmates just tested positive. Here’s what Yahoo News Medical Contributor Dr. Lucy McBride advises if you’re exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, particularly if it's to parents or guardians with school-age children.news.yahoo.com
In the return of Hyde Park’s 4th on 53rd celebration, families are just happy to be out
The annual parade was still on pause, but the park’s Fourth of July committee brought out carnival games, food trucks, art and music to bring an all-ages picnic to life after a year of social distancing.chicagotribune.com
Florida’s DeSantis signs new voting restrictions into law, making the state the latest to add hurdles to the voting process
The Republican governor said the legislation is necessary to shore up public faith in elections. Critics said the restrictions on mail voting will make it harder for many Floridians to cast their ballots.washingtonpost.com
Paw-some day: DogFest Jacksonville event happening on Sunday
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – Canine Companions is hosting a super cute DogFest where you can have a paw-some day with your fur baby on March 28. The event will take place at at the Seawalk Pavillion in Jacksonville Beach from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. When registering, be sure to indicate you are bringing a dog to get your free DogFest dog bandana. Then fundraise to qualify for some fun DogFest swag! The event will include a community walking event, doggie arts and crafts, games, and raffles to win various prizes.
Diamond D Ranch to hold ‘Diamonds in the Rust’ vintage market
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The “Diamonds in the Rust” semiannual vintage market will be held at Diamond D Ranch this weekend. VIP parking is also offered for $20. 13 passenger vehicles will be allowed in the VIP parking lot. Take a picture in front of the Diamond in the Rust photo booth, inside market on Friday, and show at the gate for FREE entry on Saturday and Sunday. ATM’s available at front gate and inside market.
Clay County Strawberry Festival offers family fun this weekend
(Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for The Goodwood Estate)CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – The 5th Annual Strawberry Festival will be a sweet, family fun event this weekend at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Green Cove Springs! The event will feature Plant City strawberries, art and crafts, delicious food, free bounce houses, organic strawberries, live entertainment, pony rides, face painting, sack races, train rides and much more. The event will take place on March 6 & 7 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.General admission is $6. No pets are allowed at this event, only trained service animals. AdClay County Fairgrounds: 2497 SR 16 W, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
How much you need to invest each month to save $2 million by the time you turn 40
It can be hard to plan for an event that won't take place for decades. But when it comes to retirement, tucking money away early will lead to exponential growth in the future. If you want to save millions by the time you are 40, you'll need to put away a substantial amount of money as soon as you land your first job. Here's how much you will need to start investing every month to reach $2 million — broken down by your target age. More from Invest in You:How Walmart and other big companies are trying to recruit more teenage employeesAmericans are more in debt than ever and experts say 'money disorders' may be to blameHow much money do you need to retire?cnbc.com
Hundreds of jobs available during upcoming Jacksonville job fair
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A new opportunity is available for people down on their luck and out of a job. Job News USA is holding a job fair with hundreds of opportunities at the Double Tree Hotel on Riverplace Boulevard in Jacksonville from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 18. More than 25 companies are registered for the event and will be recruiting for hundreds of positions in a variety of industries. When you attend the Job Fair you can:Meet one-on-one with recruiters and hiring managers you typically don’t have an opportunity to meet with everyday. Learn about upcoming job opportunities so new they haven’t been advertised yet.
Concordia University Chicago cuts 51 faculty and staff, closes 15 academic programs after ‘prioritization’ review
“It was a long and challenging process,” Dawn said during the event, which a Tribune reporter watched. “It involved people from a variety of areas across the institution. It involved a great deal of data. We actually had consultants come in and help us put together the data we would need in order to do a really thorough job of it.”chicagotribune.com
St. Johns County records 3 highest days of COVID-19 cases this week
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Including Friday, the last three days have marked the three highest single-day increases of COVID-19 cases reported in St. Johns County. The Nation’s Oldest City is keeping the tradition alive despite the rising COVID-19 cases in the county. On Wednesday, the county set a new record of 155 new reported cases. Then Thursday set a new record -- hitting 171 newly reported cases. On Friday, the state Department of Health reported 157 new cases in the county.
Free health screenings, food offered during community event on Saturday
Free health screenings, food and music will be offered tomorrow thanks to a community come together hosted by Jacksonville Health and Educational Resource Center. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Free health screenings, food and music will be offered tomorrow thanks to a community come together hosted by Jacksonville Health and Educational Resource Center. The event will be held tomorrow from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at 1024 Edgewood Avenue West in Jacksonville. Feeding Northeast Florida, APEL Health Services, Hope Across the Globe are also lending their support to for the event. The Jacksonville Health and Education Resource Center (JH-ERC) is a new neighborhood-based organization being developed to address racial disparities in health in northwest Jacksonville through a community-centered approach.
FCSO employees donate $10,000 for ‘Christmas with a Deputy’ event
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) employees raised $10,420.00 for this year’s Christmas with a Deputy event. 165 Flagler children were selected to participate in the event. The event focuses on providing gifts for Flagler County children who otherwise might not receive any. In addition to FCSO deputies, officers from the Florida Highway Patrol, the Bunnell Police Department, the Flagler Beach Police Department, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will participate and ensure that all gifts arrive before Christmas. “I am proud of our employees who donate their time and money to make this event possible for the children of Flagler County.”The program is made possible by donations received from the community and the members of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.
Apple announces event for Nov. 10 where new Macs with Apple chips expected
Apple announced on Monday an event for Nov. 10 where it's expected to announce new Macs. The launch event will begin at 10 a.m. PT and will be livestreamed on Apple's website. Apple could launch a iMac desktop with a new design and laptops using Apple chips, according to a research note from TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo published earlier this year. Apple has held launch events in the two past months focusing on new Apple Watch and iPhone 12 models. In the quarter ending in June, Apple reported $9 billion in Mac sales, which was up 28% year-over-year.cnbc.com
COVID-19 cancels Christmas traditions in Green Cove Springs
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. – Green Cove Springs is canceling its' traditional fall and winter events. The city of Green Cove Springs says this decision to cancel wasn’t made lightly. We couldn’t do fundraisers because those things weren’t open,” says Kimberly Thomas, Green Cove Springs Event Coordinator. The City of Green Cove Springs posted an announcement to its Facebook Tuesday, stating the annual Trunk or Treat, Christmas on Walnut Street, and Christmas Parade are officially canceled. Fundraising, planning complications, and COVID-19 led the city to make what they feel is the best decision for the city and its residents.
Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 2,630 new known COVID-19 cases and 42 additional deaths reported Wednesday as state surpasses six million total tests
On the day that President Donald Trump defiantly left the hospital where he was being treated for a coronavirus infection and returned to a White House that appears to be one of Washington’s most contagious hot spots, backers of the president in rural Pennsylvania showed no signs of questioning their own defiance of experts' advice on how to limit the virus’s spread.chicagotribune.com
Complaints fly after Park Ridge Republican organization’s event photos show unmasked attendees near one another
“I have been made aware of the event that was held at the Park Ridge Country Club yesterday morning,” he wrote. “This was not a city event, nor was city staff aware of the event until this morning. I have had a conversation with the city manager and have an email into the Park Ridge Country Club. Staff will be following up tomorrow morning to discuss what took place. I am as disappointed in the pictures of the event as those of you who have contacted me to share your anger.”chicagotribune.com
The coolest way to spend this Friday night
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – On Friday night, you could catch a drive in movie, followed by a SpaceX launch at the Kennedy Space Center. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is offering guests another opportunity to catch a drive-in movie with an out-of-this-world launch viewing experience. Parking opens at 6:45 p.m. and “Journey to Space” narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m. Launch and a Movie entry is $50 per vehicle, (RVs are welcome) and can be booked via the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex website or by calling 855-737-5235. *While the launch date is currently scheduled for October 2, in the event of a delay or scrub, tickets will be valid for the next launch attempt.
WATCH LIVE: Mayor Curry coronavirus news conference
The next scheduled live event will be Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s 5 p.m. news conference with the White House Coronavirus Task Fore update currently scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Note these news conferences often don’t start on time, so please be patient if you have to watch the animation for a while.
Free pet adoptions during ’Leap into Love’ event this weekend
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Get ready to fall in love with a furry friend this Leap Day! The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) and Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) are hosting an adoption event to celebrate Leap Day on Saturday, Feb. 29 and Sunday, March 1. The event will be held at Petsmart’s Regency location between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Both shelters will be offering free adoptions on site as well and will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.“A leap year gives us one extra day to save more lives,” Denise Deisler, JHS CEO, said. “We are very thankful to PetSmart Charities for allowing us to host this event and for all their life-saving support.”All animals will be spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccines.