Saturday, May 9, 2020

‘Miracle On Ashley’ continues through COVID-19

It's that time of year again and the mission is counting on you!  The Clara White Mission’s 26th Annual Miracle On Ashley Street  is happening…but with a unique twist.  On Friday, May 15 at 11 a.m. they are hosting "Pop Your Trunk, Get A Miracle On The Go!"

Farm Share, Chartwells and Sysco, have partnered with them to provide hot meals and miracle bags for homeless veterans and low in-come residents.

They couldn’t allow the Coronavirus to prevent the Clara White Mission from bridging the gap and serving the community.  You can help too, from a safe distance of course.  Here's how:

Become a Sponsor
Become a Celebrity Giver
Become a Community Giver

To participate, please click HERE!

The Clara White Mission has been serving the Jacksonville community for 116 years through advocacy, training, housing and meals.  They depend on the generous donations from community and corporate sponsors like you to keep the goals of the mission going.

A gracious “Thank You” to our sponsors and community partners.

Clara White Mission
       Ju’Coby Pittman/CEO
      613 West Ashley St.
      Jacksonville, Florida 32202
      Office: (904) 354-4162

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Meals to go continue at the Alhambra in JAX

As we approach week 6, or is it 7?  Can I get a week 8?  No matter how many weeks that you’ve been secluded in your homes; the Alhambra Theatre & Dining has been satisfying your cravings for a great meal.  Take a look below and see what Executive Chef DeJuan Roy has concocted for this week.  Also, take a look HERE and see what’s in store for this Mother’s Day 2020 at the iconic theatre,

Below are the Alhambra Dining To-Go specials for this week April 28 – May 3, 2020.  Place your order today while the meat is still available.

Family-Style Meal: Available Thursday, May 7 – Saturday, May 9 (4 servings).  White Chicken Chili with rice, cornbread, kale salad with cranberries, Asiago cheese and lemon vinaigrette, and dessert of key lime pie with berry sauce and whipped cream. $55

Entrée for Thursday, May 7 (1 serving).  Chicken Parmesan with herb risotto, zucchini and squash medley, and dessert of chocolate mousse.  $20

Entrée for Friday, May 8 (1 serving).  Chef DeJuan's Famous Shrimp & Grits with dessert of triple chocolate cake.  $20

Entrée for Saturday, May 9 (1 serving).  Chicken Milanese with lemon butter sauce, saffron risotto, broccoli rob, and dessert of peach and cream upside-down cake.  $20

Placing Your Order: The Alhambra invites you to call-in or place your order online.  Orders may be placed any time prior to Noon on the day of pickup.  Curbside service continues next week Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 12 - 5 p.m.  When you arrive to pick up your order using the drive-through drop off area in front of the theater, a service member will deliver your food straight to your car - fresh, hot and ready to go!  Their service staff appreciates any gratuity offered.

To place your order, CLICK HERE or call the Box Office at (904) 641–1212 to order.

Separate orders required for each day. Menu subject to change, based on availability.  Photos are not exact representation of meal.  Question?  Please give them a call! They are there to help.

LOCATION:  Alhambra Theater & Dining
       12000 Beach Blvd.
       Jacksonville, Florida 32246
       (904) 641-1212

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Mother’s Day at the Alhambra dine-in or take out

A Very Special Mother's Day announcement from Managing Partner Craig Smith.  The Alhambra will be open and ready for you to come and dine at the Theater this coming Sunday.  Or you can have Sunday dinner at home; just place your order, light the candles, chill the wine and set your table.

Dear Friends,

With the great news that Florida can begin opening businesses starting this week, we want to invite you to the Alhambra for a very special Mother's Day celebration lunch in the theater.  Join us for an incredible dining experience, highlighted by Chef DeJuan's amazing menu.  Plus, we'll have our grand player piano on the stage serenading mom with all her favorite tunes!

Of course, we always keep the Alhambra sparkling clean, and you can rest assured we are taking all of the necessary precautions to ensure a safe environment for our guests and our staff.  We will operate under the complete guidelines of our state and local leaders, including: limiting our seating capacity, wearing masks and gloves and continuing to clean frequently during service.

Should you prefer to celebrate at home, we are also offering an exceptional menu to-go as well. Either way we look forward to celebrating this special day with you.

I sure hope to see you Sunday, and Happy Mother's Day!

Your friend,

Mother's Day Lunch at the Alhambra Theatre 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Tickets just $40

First Course: Summer Field Greens with roasted vegetables, candied pecans, Asiago cheese, and strawberry vinaigrette.  Second Course: (Choice of One) Chef DeJuan's World-Famous Slow Roasted Prime Rib with twice baked potatoes and asparagus with citrus and hollandaise sauce.  OR Parmesan Crusted Salmon with rice pilaf and asparagus with citrus and hollandaise sauce.  Third Course: Strawberry Cheesecake.

Mother's Day Family Meal To-Go: Sunday, May 10 - Pick-up times from 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  $100 - Serves 4 people.
Summer Salad field greens with roasted vegetables, candied pecans, Asiago cheese, and strawberry vinaigrette.  Parmesan Crusted Salmon; Braised Beef Tips with gravy; Rice Pilaf, Quiche with spinach, basil, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese, Roasted Asparagus with citrus and hollandaise.  Yeast Rolls with honey butter ; House-Made Blueberry Pie made with local blueberries

Click HERE or call the box office at (904) 641-1212 to place your take out order.  Next week’s take out menu in a following post.

Orders may be placed until Thursday at 5 p.m.  Quantities are limited.  Available while supplies last.  Call the box office to make your reservations today for dining in.  Hurry, for your safety, seats are limited!  Price does not include taxes or gratuity.  Reservations may be made in the box office only through Thursday at 5 p.m. based on availability.  Photos are not exact representation of meal.  Question?  Please give them a call! They are there to help

LOCATION: Alhambra Theatre & Dining
       12000 Beach Blvd.
       Jacksonville, Florida 32246
       (904) 641-1212

‘Florida Theatre’ participates in giving to others

Historic nonprofit “Florida Theatre” is committed to ensuring they remain a destination for music and performing arts, in addition to ensuring that the building is maintained as a historic resource to the community.  The theater responds to urgent COVID-19 need with a request for donations, as they join #givingtuesdaynow in global day of giving and unity.

#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.  The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.

At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe.  Generosity gives everyone power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act upon.  It’s a day for everyone around the world to stand together and give back in all ways, no matter who or where we are.

“At the Florida Theatre, a portion of our bottom line every year comes directly from donations made by members of our community and our generous donors and corporate sponsors,” said Florida Theatre Development Director Michelle Adams.  “Through their generosity we’re able to offer community events like our annual Holiday Movie which benefits the region’s largest nonprofit food bank and hunger relief network, Feeding Northeast Florida, and present cultural programs like Jacksonville Dance Theatre, Kodo Drummers, and Pilobolus.”

People can show their generosity in a variety of ways during #GivingTuesdayNow, whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes; every act of generosity counts.  The global movement will emphasize opportunities to give back to communities and causes in safe ways that allow for social connection even while practicing physical distancing.

“As a global community, we can mourn this moment of extreme crisis while also finding the opportunity to support one another.  We each have the power to make an impact with acts of generosity, no matter how small, and to ensure the sustainability of organizations and services that are crucial to the care and support of our communities,” said Asha Curran, CEO of GivingTuesday. “#GivingTuesdayNow is a chance for us to stand united and use grassroots generosity to show that we are all in this together, beginning to end.  Even as many face financial uncertainty, generosity is not about size.  From calling an elderly neighbor to chat to offering translation help; from showing gratitude to our healthcare workers to donating to your local food bank, every act of kindness is a beacon of hope in this crisis.  We all have something to give, and every act of human consideration and kindness matters.”

For more details about  the GivingTuesday movement, visit the GivingTuesday website (, Facebook page ( or follow @GivingTuesday and #GivingTuesdayNow on Twitter.  For youth interested in joining the movement, visit  for inspiration and project ideas.  Donations to Florida Theatre are graciously appreciated and welcome via the Theatre’s official website (

Turner Pest Control launches TurnerClean service in Northeast Florida

Their service now helps businesses get ready for reopening due to the influx of COVID-19.  Turner Pest Control has added a new offering over the past month, TurnerClean Disinfection Misting Service: an indoor treatment that disinfects homes and businesses by killing bacteria and pathogens within seconds, including those linked to COVID-19.  This service is a natural extension of the company’s pest control services that eliminate and prevent pests of all kinds and ensures sanitation.

The TurnerClean solution uses Nisus DSV, a cleaning agent known to be effective against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.  The service offers a broad-spectrum disinfection misting as well as a hard surface wipe down that provides powerful virus protection and allows technicians to quickly disinfect large areas, including surfaces and inaccessible areas.  The process can help businesses ensure a safe environment for employees and customers as the state’s economy begins to reopen in the coming weeks

As part of the company’s community outreach and commitment to giving back to first responders, Turner Pest Control will provide the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office with complimentary cleanings for any police cars and the homes of any officers who have contracted COVID-19.  Additionally, Turner Pest Control will perform a weekly sanitation treatment at JSO’s fitness facilities and donate cleaning products to maintain sanitation between services.

“Keeping the public safe as we reopen is of utmost importance,” said Bill Talon, President of Turner Pest Control.  “For us, to be able to offer this service to our local community is a wonderful way to provide business owners and residential property owners peace of mind during this uncertain time.”

“We are grateful for this generous donation from Turner Pest Control. Their support for our officers and administrative team helps our team members keep their full focus on serving this community,” said Officer Derrick Lewis with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

The service is available for a wide-range of commercial business settings, including (but not limited to) educational institutions, property management, manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, health care facilities, hospitality, restaurants and recreation.  Trained TurnerClean technicians apply the disinfectant to walls, floors, structures and equipment.  The service is available as both a one-time treatment and a recurring service, which is recommended.

To inquire about the service and get a customized quote for your business or home, contract Turner Pest Control at (904) 355-5300 or visit today.

About Turner Pest Control: Turner Pest Control was founded in 1971 and serves customers throughout Florida and South Georgia. The Anticimex company is a member of the National Pest Management Association and is Quality Pro-Certified, which is the highest mark of excellence recognized in the industry.  Ranked among the top 100 pest control companies in the U.S., Turner provides pest control, termite prevention, lawn services, bed bug elimination services and disinfection services, as well as its exclusive TurnerGuard all-in-one pest and termite prevention solution.  For more information, visit

Monday, May 4, 2020

‘Grumpy’s Restaurant’ commitment to you

A letter to the people of Jacksonville, Orange Park and the surrounding counties in Florida.

"To Our Valued Guest:

We understand the growing concern surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19) across our communities, and our hearts go out to all those who've been impacted.  The health and safety of our guests, as well as team members, remains a top priority at Grumpy’s Restaurant.  As this situation evolves and we move toward opening our dining rooms, we want to assure you that we are taking significant precautionary measures and adhering to recommendations from public health officials, as well as continuing to maintain our high standards of cleanliness and sanitation.

Along with our multifunctional task force that includes key leaders across the organization who meet daily to ensure we continue to address all facets of this developing situation.  We are also actively working with our safety experts, vendors and suppliers to ensure that we can continue to offer you the best breakfast, lunch and brunch offerings.

In addition to reinforcing good hygiene practices recommended by the CDC with our team members, we have also adopted the CDC recommendation for a detailed heath screening and temperature check prior to each employee shift.  In addition, all back of house employees are required to wear face coverings at all times.  We have also added six hand sanitizer stations in our restaurant for both employees and guest.  We increased the frequency of our already stringent cleaning and sanitation procedures in every department of the organization.  For example, bathroom cleaning and sanitation has been increased from every hour to every 30 minutes of operational hours.  We have closed our in-restaurant waiting area and created a new outside waiting area.  We have also increased the frequency of cleanings, and are providing supplemental supplies to our team members.

We are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to modify our processes to maintain the highest levels of cleanliness and sanitation in our restaurant.

We look forward to exceeding your expectations and continuing to deliver an unsurpassed dining experience in a warm, welcoming and safe environment.


Daniel DeLeon
President & CEO Grumpy's Restaurant Company, LLC"
Grumpy’s Restaurant
834 Kingsley Ave
Orange Park, FL 32073
(904) 215-1956