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Enter to Win: Discover New Fantasyland and make Disney memories all year long!

Enter to Win: Discover New Fantasyland and make Disney memories all year long!

First Coast News wants give you a year of Walt Disney World® magic with Florida Resident Annual Passes! Experience a new land full of adventure and excitement. Where beasts roar and mermaids sing. New Fantasyland®, the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom® history, welcomes you into the Enchanted Forest to explore Prince Eric’s Castle. Go under the sea with Ariel. Dine in Beast's Castle. Join Belle for a retelling of the “tale as old as time.” Play in all four theme parks year-round, experience magical Holidays, access special Passholder events, and step inside Disney stories like never before!

Enter for a chance to discover new Fantasyland and make Disney memories all year long!

JU Orthodontists Set the Record Straight During National Orthodontic Health Month

JU Orthodontists Set the Record Straight During National Orthodontic Health Month

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Orthodontists at Jacksonville University are taking time during October’s National Orthodontic Health Month to educate the public and clarify best practices for the maintenance of your smile.

Dr. Mark Alarbi, dean and program director of the Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics, said there are many myths that need to be busted regarding orthodontic care, but one of the most common misconceptions is that parents need to wait for their children to loose all of their baby teeth before evaluating the need for braces.

New Autism Support Group to Launch through Grant from Community First Credit Union

New Autism Support Group to Launch through Grant from Community First Credit Union

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Parents of autistic children will soon have a supportive environment in which to share their feelings, ideas and treatment options, thanks to a $1000 Investing In You grant from Community First Credit Union. The grant will help launch The S.T.A.R. group, named for the benefits the group will bring its members: support, teaching, advocacy and respect.

Free swimming lessons offered to Duval County children

 

Jacksonville, Fla. – Free swim lessons offered for children are available again this year for families who qualify based on financial need. 

Disney On Ice • Pixar's Toy Story 3

Disney On Ice • Pixar's Toy Story 3

I recenlty went to Disney On Ice Toy Story 3 and it was incredible!  The lights were bright, the characters were spot on, and the skaters were amazing and had me feeling like I could get out there on the ice with ease.  My friend and I brought some of our daughters and we were all glued to our seat the whole show through.  The show lasts about 2 hours and 15 minutes, with an intermission in between.  Be sure to get your face painted, get your cotton candy with either a Buzz hat or alien hat attached to the bag, and buy your Toy Story 3 gear.  

If you missed this show, be sure to go over to Disney On Ice online to find out when the next show is coming our way.  You can see more pictures from the show at my family blog, www.barnettes.com.

 

Registration for the Oceanway Tsunamis Swim Team

Registration is underway for the Oceanway Tsunamis Swim Team. Early registration is March 26-April 4, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Oceanway Center and Park and Pool, 12215 Sago Avenue. Swimmers who sign up early will receive a free swim cap. The season begins May 3 and a $100 deposit is required along with a copy of the participant's birth certificate for the swim team file. The total season registration fee is $165 due by June 11.


Additional swimmers in the same family are $140 each. Event and other fees may apply. Registration ends June 11. To learn more, contact Diane Gonyer by phone at 904-751-1648, by email at OceanwayTsunamis@aol.com or go online to http://www.oceanwaytsunamis.com.

 

Safe Kids NE Florida and Wolfson Children’s Hospital Offer Winter Reminder about Bulky Jackets and C

 

Now that winter and some colder temperatures are here, Safe Kids Northeast Florida, led by Wolfson Children’s Hospital, has a seasonal reminder for parents and caregivers about transporting children in car seats. Infants, toddlers and children riding in car seats with internal harnesses should not be placed in the car seat with thick jackets, sweaters, or coats on, due to the issue of “coat compression.”