Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Groups Use Web Site to Keep in Touch with the First Coast

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Groups Use Web Site to Keep in Touch with the First Coast

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In case you have not been following this column over the past month, First Coast Community is the new community Web site on Jacksonville.com. As community publishing coordinator with Jacksonville.com and the Florida Times-Union, I use this space in the newspaper to inform readers about the many features offered at First Coast Community. More importantly, this is also where I share news, information, events and happenings about the numerous community-minded organizations in Northeast Florida. At First Coast Community, we refer to these groups as "Partner Groups." Since officially launching our community site in January, over 250 partner groups have joined our First Coast Community efforts.

Interested in having your group become a First Coast Community partner group? You may want to visit our site at www.jacksonville.com/community and check out our links to Partner Group Benefits and Frequently Asked Questions. To see a complete listing of Partner Groups, click the View All Partner Groups link. If you click the Join First Coast Community link, a simple form will appear. Once you submit the form online, you will receive an e-mail message welcoming your group to First Coast Community, with instructions on how to view and maintain your site. Groups with existing sites are encouraged to link to them. You can create and maintain your partner group site from any Web connection and there are no costs involved for partner groups.

FEATURED PARTNER GROUPS

To find out more about these organizations, go to First Coast Community and click on the link to Featured Partner Groups of the Week.

UNF COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

The College of Business Administration will be hosting its first-ever Alumni Cookout today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All UNF COBA alumni and their families are encouraged to reunite with your fellow alumni for great food and fun spirits. A live band will perform Cajun music from noon to 1:30 p.m. For more information on the event, call 620-1515. The event will be held at the UNF College of Business Administration and is free to COBA alumni.

MOROCCO SHRINERS

Burn Awareness Week begins today. Did you know that the Morocco Shriners have a Speakers Bureau that will come to your club/group/organization and enlighten your members on precautions that should be taken to prevent burn injuries? Contact Tom Brown at 992-7316.

RITZ VOICES

This all-city youth chorus featuring some of the most talented voices in Northeast Florida is sponsored by Citibank with additional support from McDonald's. Housed at the Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum, Ritz Voices specializes in contemporary music, gospel and jazz, with a touch of classical thrown in for good measure. The Ritz Voices are performing at the Jacksonville zoo's Black History Month Celebration today. They will be performing "Genuine Soul: From Be-bop to Hip-Hop" with shows at noon and 2 p.m. The performance traces the history of Black Music from the drums of Africa to today's hip-hop. …

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