Saturday, February 26, 2011

Special offering at the Railyard in Santa Fe

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From: "Andra" <>
Date: Feb 26, 2011 1:47 PM
Subject: Special offering at the Railyard in Santa Fe
To: <>


I’m contacting you to let you know about a special offering, Unit #3209 at the Railyard. I believe you had inquired about the Lofts Railyard project awhile ago, so I thought you might be interested in this. The designer who bought the NE corner unit is offering it for $120,000 less than it cost. I am attaching some recent photos and a descriptive of the unit and the locale. We will be happy to give you more information and details.

Here is the descriptive:

Priced at just $535,000, this 1509 s/f NE corner unit is immaculately finished. Open great room features dramatic 19' high ceilings/window walls and mountain framed Santa Fe urbanscapes. With unobstructed views of the Sangres Mountains, this is arguably the best location in the building.

Sunny Black and White kitchen was designed for gourmet cooking (energy saver appliances and induction counter cook top).  The 1st level has a gas fireplace with tall book case surround, delightful balcony deck, chic ¾ bath and ample closet/storage. Upstairs is open mezzanine bedroom suite with a large closet and sitting area. Spacious bath has artisan tile work, open French cast iron tub & dressing area. You will love unique metal sculpture rail and open metal stairs.

With elevator access, home is above it all on top floors of the Parkside Building. Unit is the upper corner overlooking patio garden and the Park.

The Parkside Building is one of the greenest in Santa Fe. Contemporary design includes hand finished concrete floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, fresh air AC and many innovative green features

The Santa Fe Railyard is a landmark location. Walk everywhere: the Plaza, RR train station, and Santa Fe’s renowned Farmer's Market. You’ll appreciate the great shopping, gallery hopping (too many to count) and dining (over 40 restaurants). Of course there’s Whole Foods too. And the 12 acre Railyard Park is at your doorstep for fun and games, if you choose. A few times a day, the Railrunner train goes by outside the Parkside Building. Running along the Railrunner tracks is the 35 mile recreational walking/biking trail.

All in all this is prime Santa Fe real estate and a one time opportunity that you probably don’t want to miss.






Andra Stewart

The Lofts Customer Care, Leasing Agent

3600 Cerrillos Road #718

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507

Office (505) 474-3600

Fax     (505) 474-6832



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Thursday, February 24, 2011


Jacksonville Jazz Festival

Heart of Downtown Jacksonville

May 26-29, 2011

Mark your calendars for the 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Festival held May 26-29, 2011 in the heart of downtown Jacksonville. The 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Festival will feature renowned performances during the Memorial Day weekend on Main Street, Hemming Plaza, Snyder Memorial Church, The Jacksonville Landing, Laura St. and various downtown businesses and buildings.

This FREE festival will transform into a vibrant setting with multiple entertainment stages and other components including the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition (ticketed); Art in the Heart Downtown Art Show & Sale; the Wine Down Tasting Experience (ticketed); Generation Next Youth Talent Competition; Jazz Juniors educational activities and much more.

The ‘Round Midnight Jazz Jam and Sunday Jazz Brunches are also included as highlights of the festival. More than 150,000 fans converged on downtown Jacksonville during the 2010 festival so make your calendars to join us for another jazzin' good time! For performance updates and complete information, visit

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Go to FRAM for the Health of it!


ProduceFRAM: For the health of it



Some of you may have noticed that I didn't send out an email about last week's FRAM. I actually had one almost ready to send and then was SO sick on Friday that I couldn't move - literally! I apologize for any inconvenience, and I am happy to say that I am better this week. I had many people send me positive comments about my last posting, "You are what you eat" so I decided to continue with that thought this week.


As I mentioned before, I am NOT saying you need to completely stop eating sweets, chips, and fried foods. I am simply suggesting that you start looking at food as one form of life insurance - The more healthy you eat, the more you minimize numerous health risks.


This week, I picked out a few of my favorite FRAM foods and looked up the health benefits associated. I have heard that when eating produce, you should try to create a rainbow of colors on your plate, so here is a rainbow of health you can enjoy this week.


Red Bell Pepper - One of the most nutrient-dense foods available. a 3.5 ounce of raw bell pepper has only 20 calories, and is full of nutrients including vitamin C, beta-caroten, vitamin K, folic acid and vitamin B6. Red bell peppers also contain lycopene, a carotene that offers protection against cancer and heart disease.


Oranges - One organe supplies almost 100% of the recommended dietary intake of vitamin C! They are also a good source of dietary fiber, B vitamins, potassium, and folic acid. Vitamin C helps strengthen the immune system, eyes, reproductive organs, and connective tissues of our body.


Yellow Squash - Summer squashes are generally 95% water so they make an excellent diet food as they are very low in calories. They also provide fair amounts of potassium, carotenes, and vitamin C. The high water content can help protect against dehydration in the summer, and the carotenes help protect against the damaging effects of the sun. But, I eat them all year long because they taste SO good!


Green Basil -  Basil is an herb that makes so many foods taste so much better! Aside from making a great pesto, basil is used as a digestive aid, a mild sedative, and for the treatment of headaches. Studies show that basil contains flavonoids that protect cell structures from radiation and free-radical damage.


Blueberries - This little fruit is one power-punch of health! A superb antioxidant, blueberries help protect the brain from oxidative stress, improve vision and protect against age-related macular degeneration, and have been used as a remedy for both urinary and colon issues.


Eggplant - This funny looking, deep purple vegetable is an excellent source of dietary fiber, as well as a good source of vitamins B1, B6, and potassium. It's a potent antioxidant and free-radical scavenger which helps prevent cellular damage that can promote cancer, and lessens free-radical damage in joints.



Eating just these 6 foods can help keep you healthy inside and out - imagine what would happen if you added your favorite fruits, vegetables, and herbs to this list?


Go see what great, healthy options are available at FRAM this week! There is only ONE FRAM week left after this, then RAM 2011!!


Here's to your health!


peppersonionsCarmalized Red Bell Peppers and Onions
A GREAT addition to any meal!  


  • 2 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 2 red onions, cut into strips
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/4 cup red wine (optional)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch dried basil


  1. In a hot saucepan over a medium heat, combine red peppers, onion, oil and butter; saute for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the onions and peppers soften.
  2. If desired, stir red wine into the vegetables and cook until the wine evaporates; approximately 30 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, and basil.




We are currently taking applications from Visual Artists, Food Artists, Farmers/Growers, and Food Vendors for the 2011 market season.

We are looking for quality handmade and unique items that exemplify creativity.   



Visit our website to read the Guidelines and find the link to the online application system.




Notice to applying vendors:



We are very excited that you are interested in participating at RAM this year!


If you are having problems submitting an application, send one email to  and briefly describe the issue you are having. Brandy will review the situation and contact you as needed. 



PLEASE be patient as we work through our new application and review process software. We will make sure applications are swiftly reviewed to give approved artists/vendors time to register for opening day.  




SIGN UP NOW for your Vender Orientation Session (VOS)!


While you are waiting on your application to be approved, you should sign up in advance for the Vendor Orientation Sessions.  VOS times, dates and locations can be found on our website,, along with instructions on how to sign up! You will be required to attend a VOS before participating at RAM.





We are RIGHT NOW testing the new reservation system and expect to have it open on Tuesday. You will be notified on Monday if you are accepted, and there will be instructions on how to reserve a booth. No one will be able to reserve a booth until then, so don't worry - there WILL be space for you on opening day!


We will be opening reservations in the following manner:

Date                                      Reserve For These Dates:

2/22/11 - 3/3/11                     Sat. 3/5/11 ONLY

3/6/11                                   3/12/11 - 7/30/11


Booth reservations for the second part of the RAM season will be advertised in future correspondence. 




Thank you all for your support of RAM!


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A note from Sen. Nelson about jobs and high-speed rail

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Date: Feb 18, 2011 12:32 PM
Subject: A note from Sen. Nelson about jobs and high-speed rail
To: <>

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February 18, 2011

Dear Tony,




A bipartisan group of the state's political and business leaders have pursued high-speed rail in Florida for decades, because it means more than $2.4 billion in economic aid, thousands of construction jobs and a modern transportation link between several of the state’s largest cities. That’s why I support it. I’m joined by state lawmakers and many members of Florida's congressional delegation, who also question the governor’s decision to kill high-speed rail. One is U.S. Rep. John Mica, the Winter Park Republican who chairs the House Transportation Committee. Also, federal transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a Republican, has expressed disappointment. If Florida doesn’t take the money, another state will. So, some of us will look for ways to save the rail project. Meantime, please don’t hesitate to pass along your thoughts. Click here for a video with more information.

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RELEASE: Downtown Coworking Week 2/28-3/4

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Date: Feb 18, 2011 10:09 AM
Subject: RELEASE: Downtown Coworking Week 2/28-3/4
To: "Pamela Elms" <>

Media Contact:

Pamela Elms, Downtown Vision, Inc.

P: (904) 634-0303 ext. 222






Downtown Coworking Week

February 28 – March 4, 2011


Jacksonville, FL (February 18, 2011) – Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI), the Downtown Improvement District, and CoWork Jax announced the first Downtown Coworking Week to be hosted by AT&T Tower 301.


Advances in technology have helped the coworking trend grow and reduce the dependency on the traditional office environment.  However, many that work from home or in the local coffee shop, want to escape the isolation and crave the synergy of working in a shared environment with others.


“The response to our online survey is positive with more than 70 people completing the survey so far,” stated Terry Lorince, executive director, Downtown Vision, Inc.  “The results will help the coworking committee determine the level of interest, define what workers want and determine the optimum coworking scenario for the Downtown market.” 


Many cities have at least one coworking space and to determine what will work best in Downtown Jacksonville the committee is hosting a week-long event at the AT&T Tower 301.  Coworking communities often develop online and through casual coworking events which allow people to experience working in a coworking environment on a temporary basis and at no cost to them.


“The AT&T Tower 301 is pleased to be involved in this effort as a way to support local entrepreneurs and Downtown as well as showcasing our building,” said Pamela Smith, property owner representative, AT&T Tower 301.


The Downtown Coworking Week will be Monday, February 28 through Friday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Anyone interested in participating may register at  General information on the coworking initiative Downtown and links to local online communities can be found at


“Coworking is a social enterprise that can inspire and support ground-breaking initiatives and ultimately drive economic development. Jacksonville has the talent and structural resources we’ve seen in cities with successful coworking programs, particularly in innovation corridors like the Pacific Northwest,” said Elton Rivas, co-founder CoWork Jax. “We’re excited to launch this initiative in Downtown Jacksonville and look forward to the event's success,” he added.


Property owners in the Downtown Improvement District interested in participating should contact Terry Lorince at Downtown Vision, Inc. 


Editor’s Note:  For media interviews, please contact Pamela Elms at Downtown Vision.  For building access and permission to view or photograph the coworking space, please contact Elton Rivas, CoWork Jax (904) 351-8380.


About Downtown Vision, Inc.

Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI) is a not-for-profit 501(c)6 organization whose mission is to build and maintain a healthy and vibrant Downtown community and to promote Downtown as an exciting place to live, work, play, and visit.


Founded in 2000, DVI is dedicated to promoting the Downtown area, building a neighborhood Downtown, serving as a one-stop shop for information on Downtown and advocating the interests of local businesses and property owners. Downtown Vision is the only organization solely devoted to revitalizing Downtown Jacksonville.  For more information, visit


About CoWork Jax

CoWork Jax is an initiative led by Zero Confines, LLC.  CoWork Jax was created to develop a permanent coworking program in Jacksonville, FL.  The program will focus on fostering the local innovative community to create and grow ground-breaking businesses. For more information on CoWork Jax, visit


Zero Confines is an agency and incubator dedicated to supporting and driving innovation in the technology and renewable energy sectors.  Zero Confines, LLC has offices in Jacksonville, FL, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC.  Additional information on Zero Confines can be found at






Pamela Nix Elms

Director of Marketing

Downtown Vision, Inc.

214 N. Hogan Street, Suite 120

Jacksonville, FL 32202

w 904-634-0303 ext. 222



2011 Election Downtown Forums:

Friday, February 18th and Wednesday, February 23rd.

Visit to register to attend the mayoral and city council candidate forums on Downtown!

Downtown Vision, Celebrating 10 Years of Service.








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Thursday, February 17, 2011


The Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers of Jacksonville Beach are calling for proposals for a mural on one wall of their patio at 1018-2 North 3rd Street.

Deadline: March 15, 2011

Proposals must include:
Artist Bio
A description of proposed idea 
Rendering of proposed art in jpg form, high resolution 
Samples of other work/projects
Projected costs of materials
Artist fee

Fine print:
All proposals must be submitted via email to theurbancore(at) by midnight March 15, 2011. The mural is approximately 10 foot tall and 26 feet wide. There are edges and lips to be considered if it makes a difference to your proposal, come take a look. Mellow Mushroom may use anything submitted in marketing the project and/or choosing the artist. Notification of winning submission will be announced no later than March 29, 2011. An artist agreement will be drawn up and once executed material costs and half of the artist fee will be granted. The balance of the artist fee will be paid at completion of the project.Mellow Mushroom reserves the right to discontinue project at any time for any reason. 

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Sharon Jones Cancelled

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From: "Daniel Larson" <>
Date: Feb 14, 2011 10:06 AM
Subject: Sharon Jones Cancelled

We regret to inform you that Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings has cancelled their March 18th performance at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. We will look at rescheduling the performance on Sharon Jones next run of Florida performances.

Below is a statement from the artist.

Dear Friends and Fans,

We hope you will accept our apology for canceling our planned show in Ponte Vedra next month.  There was an unfortunate miscommunication that led to a scheduling error that makes our appearance impossible.  We're very disappointed and want to let you know that we hope this is only a postponement.  We'll do everything we can to get back to Ponte Vedra as soon as possible.

With Love


Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

Kindest Regards

Dan Larson

Marketing and Promotions Manager

SJC Cultural Events - St. Augustine Amphitheatre

(O) 904.209.0366 - (F) 904.209.3758


Thank You for voting the St. Augustine Amphitheatre as Folio Weekly's "Best place to see a concert" & Jacksonville Magazine's "Best Reason to drive to St. Augustine". Vote for us for Pollstar's "Red Rocks" Award!

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Friday, February 11, 2011

PR: Calendar Announcement: Downtown In-depth, A Mayoral Forum Set for Friday, Feb. 18

Downtown In Depth - A Mayoral Forum Calendar Announcement 2.11.11.doc (32 KB)
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Reading this, its hard to tell that Alvin Brown is a candidate. Is the Urban Land Institute inviting Alvin? 

Urban Land Institute of North Florida

Calendar Announcement



Event Presented by Downtown Council, Downtown Vision and the Urban Land Institute



WHAT:                       Downtown In-depth, A Mayoral Forum will take place from 7 to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 18, at the AT&T Tower 301 in downtown Jacksonville. The event will be a moderated forum with mayoral candidates who will speak on the issues facing downtown. To date, Audrey Moran and Rick Mullaney are confirmed to participate in the forum. Mike Hogan is unconfirmed. 


                                    The event is presented by the Downtown Council, Downtown Vision and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) of North Florida.


WHEN:                      Friday, Feb. 18, 2011


                                    7 to 8 a.m. – Networking and Continental Breakfast

                                    8 to 9:30 a.m. – Mayoral Forum on Downtown Issues


WHERE:                    AT&T Tower 301

                                    301 W. Bay St. 

                                    Jacksonville, Florida 32202


COST:                       $10 pre-registration until Feb. 17

                                    $15 day of registration


DETAILS:                 Pre-registration is encouraged and available online at  


                                    Free parking is available in the Omni Parking Garage (enter on Bay Street), courtesy of AT&T Tower 301.


Sponsors for the event include AT&T Tower 301, Breaking Ground Contracting, Graham & Company, Grubb & EllisïPhoenix Realty Group, CSX, Rayonier and Sauer.             


REGISTER:              Register online at   


CONTACT:               Carolyn Clark, ULI North Florida, (904) 486-8256        





Taylor Mueller

Public Relations and Research Manager

Clockwork Marketing Services, Inc.

4400 Marsh Landing Blvd., Ste. 8

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 

P: (904) 280-7960

F: (904) 280-2567




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Thursday, February 10, 2011

File under weird job opportunity

Sales Consultants


Volcanoes Safaris
Location: Kampala, Uganda or Kigali, Rwanda
Last Date: February 17, 2011
Email: (Reference:

Sales Consultants at Volcanoes Safaris

Based in Kampala, Uganda or Kigali, Rwanda

An exciting opportunity to join the No.1 Gorilla Safari Company!

Volcanoes Safaris are looking for dynamic, motivated individuals to
join our main sales team based in Kampala, Uganda.

Volcanoes Safaris is a unique great ape eco-tourism business
specialising in mountain gorilla safaris to Africa, in particular to
Uganda and Rwanda. We employ over 100 people.We have sales offices in
Kampala, Kigali London and Atlanta. VS also owns 3 eco-lodges close to
the gorilla parks in Uganda and Rwanda and will open a 4th lodge at
Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda.

The main objectives of the role are
• To maximise the level of sales and reservations at VS through
maximising the conversion of enquiries into actual sales
• To manage VS’ relationship with certain key introducers of business
to drive sales from those accounts.
• To work closely with the senior members of the VS team to ensure
that the brand values and ethos of VS are appropriately represented.
• To work closely with the marketing team to ensure that the approach
to sales and reservations is consistent with the marketing approach of

The role will include
• Working as a proactive member of a small sales team, handling
enquiries from both direct clients and from Tour Operator / Travel
Agents in the UK, US and Europe which come in via email and telephone.
• Planning itineraries, issuing quotes and selling specialist high-end safaris.
• Liaising with other members of the sales / operations teams to
ensure very speedy turn around of quotes and availability of all
necessary information on safaris, following up on all quotes issued.
• Liaising with suppliers and other hotels and lodges in order to make

The ideal candidate will
• Have strong selling skills, be personable, capable of building
strong relationships and being credible in representing VS’s values
• Be a team player, working well with colleagues and being capable of
fostering effective working relationships that ensure high levels of
performance and clear, accurate and timely communication
• Have strong personal organisational and IT capabilities (notably in
Excel), including careful documentation skills and attention to
detail, but without losing sight of the ‘big-picture’
• Ideally some knowledge of Africa and a strong work ethic
• Mature, trustworthy, reliable and a good time keeper with good
attention to detail

Salary negotiable depending on experience.

Please send your CV and covering letter to

Brian Smith
Mobile:  904-553-2354
Skype:  Iroguru

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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

File under awesome: WJCT's Electro Lounge Presents Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

Sharon Jones WJCTs Electro Lounge Series Press Release.pdf (74 KB)
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       We are proud to announce a new partnership between the Ponte
Vedra Concert Hall and WJCT to form a series called “WJCT’s Electro
Lounge Presents”.

        Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings will be the first performance of
the series. This event will take place March 18th. Tickets will go on
sale for WJCT listeners Friday February 11th at 10:00 am. Pre sale
information will only be available on

         Tickets will go on sale to the public Saturday February 12th
at 10:00 am.

          More details on this event are in the attached press
release. Additional comment will be available at a PRESS CONFERENCE we
will be holding tomorrow (Wednesday February 9th) at 4:00 pm at the
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall for media only.

          Myself, and other members of the St. Johns County Cultural
Events staff will be available for comment on the concert hall as well
as members of WJCT’s staff to comment on the partnership. Also in
attendance will be members of the “Friends of the Ponte Vedra Concert
Hall” not for profit group to talk about the membership options

          Light au d’oeuvres and drinks will be served and guided
tours will also be available. If you would like to attend RSVPing is
preferred, but not required.

          The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall is located at 1050 A1A North,
Ponte Vedra Beach FL 32082. North of Mickler Rd, and South of SR 210.

          Please click on the link below for directions to the concert hall.

1050 a1a ponte vedra beach 32082


Kindest Regards

Dan Larson

Marketing and Promotions Manager

SJC Cultural Events - St. Augustine Amphitheatre

(O) 904.209.0366 - (F) 904.209.3758

Thank You for voting the St. Augustine Amphitheatre as Folio Weekly's
"Best place to see a concert" & Jacksonville Magazine's "Best Reason
to drive to St. Augustine". Vote for us for Pollstar's "Red Rocks"

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Monday, February 07, 2011

Visit Jacksonville Advertisement Heats Up New York's Times Square

For Immediate Release

Jacksonville Advertisement Heats Up
New York’s Times Square
Visions of Sunshine, Beaches and Warm Weather to Lure Snowbound New Yorkers
in 15 Second Commercial

(Feb. 7, 2011) – In the midst of one of the snowiest winters on record
for the Northeast United States, Visit Jacksonville launched an
advertising campaign positioning
the city as an escape from the cold in New York’s Times Square Plaza.  The
15-second advertisement 
will be on display daily every hour on the CBS “Super Screen” located
42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues through April 30.

Jacksonville’s warm weather, sunshine and beaches, the advertisement
is a stark contrast to the snowy conditions currently in
New York.  The spot is a part of Visit Jacksonville’s recent
advertising campaign,
Immerse Yourself Here, and serves as a call to action and an
invitation to get away and relax in

The advertisement was made possible through additional funds granted
to Visit Jacksonville for marketing and advertising from the Duval
County Tourist Development Council (TDC).  With fewer promotional
dollars due to the economy and an increased need for branding and
awareness to the city, the TDC voted for a 5 percent increase to the
Visit Jacksonville budget for this fiscal year.

“New York has always been an emerging tourism market for
Jacksonville in the past and this provided a chance to tempt and grow
the demand from weather-worn consumers who have said ‘enough is
enough’ when it comes to the snow,” said Mya Surrency, senior
director of marketing for Visit Jacksonville.  “It was an opportunity
where our message coincided with the conditions that Mother Nature has

Times Square
Plaza – “The Gateway to
New York” – is estimated to have in excess of 1.5 million impressions daily.


Jacksonville is the marketing organization contracted by the
Duval County Tourist Development Council (TDC) to champion the growth
of business and leisure tourism in
Northeast Florida.  Along with its nearly 400 tourism partners, Visit
Jacksonville stimulates economic impact, quality of life and recognition for the
Northeast Florida region.  For a closer look at all there is to see and do in
Jacksonville, go to

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Friday, February 04, 2011

UPDATE: Media Advisory: Free Tax Prep for Disabled Residents

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Date: Feb 4, 2011 9:22 AM
Subject: UPDATE: Media Advisory: Free Tax Prep for Disabled Residents
To: <>

Please note the free tax preparation event scheduled for today will take place on Monday, Feb. 7. The next event is still scheduled for Feb 11.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    Contact: Ben Pennymon, (904) 630-3426,


Free Tax Preparation Offered to Jacksonville’s Disabled Residents


JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 1 , 2011 – The City of Jacksonville’s Military Affairs, Veterans and Disabled Services Division has partnered with the United Way’s Real$ense Prosperity Campaign and the Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC) to offer free tax preparation services to persons with a disability.


WHEN:              Monday, Feb. 7 and Friday, Feb. 11

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


WHERE:           Independent Living Resource Center

                        2709 Art Museum Dr. -- 32207


Residents whose household income is less than $57,000 are eligible for the services. Tax site clients will be able to complete their own federal returns online (E-file), with the assistance of a certified tax preparer. Participants will need to bring a photo ID; Social Security cards for self, spouse, and dependents; copies of all tax documents (i.e. W2, 1099, etc); and a voided check for direct deposit. If a couple is filing jointly, both spouses must be present at the time of preparation. American Sign Language interpreters will be on-site to assist with the process.


Free tax preparation services offered at ILRC are provided through support from The Wal-Mart Foundation, the National Disability Institute and One Economy as a part of the Real$ense Prosperity Campaign’s eighth tax preparation season.


Contact Disabled Services manager, Katie Metz, at (904) 630-4940 for accommodation requests or visit for additional information.


About Real$ense

The Real$ense Prosperity Campaign, a coalition of agencies, nonprofits and local businesses under the administrative guidance of United Way of Northeast Florida, works in partnership to improve the financial stability of Northeast Florida citizens.  In the seven years since its inception, Real$ense has brought more than $24 million in federal dollars into the local community.  For more information, call 904-390-3207 or visit


About ILRC

ILRC of Northeast Florida is the Center for Independent Living (CIL) in Jacksonville. These CILs are found all over the nation, with 17 in the Florida network. ILRC assists consumers who have disabilities with skill development in areas such as money management, goal setting, accessing community transportation, utilization of equipment and employment readiness.  It provides skills training to meet the individual's goals and desires for achievement or continuation of independent living.




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