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If you are planning on moving to Jacksonville, you will quickly realize how nice the people in the community are. Folks in Jacksonville are the kind of people who say “hello,” hold the door for the person behind them, and know their neighbors by name. So it was no surprise to your Jacksonville moving company when local resident, Caralene Parker, was a recipient of the 2014 Champion of Service Award at Jacksonville’s Clanzel T. Brown Senior Center.

Parker is known in Jacksonville for her work with the Brown Center, where she is the treasurer and song leader. As the Brown Center’s song leader, she sings at events and funerals to bring comfort to those around her. She is very active in her church, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, local hospitals, and nursing homes. Parker has been working with the Brown Center for 11 years, and she has held leadership positions for several projects there. Her peers and other community organizers could not say enough nice things about her during the award ceremony.

Six Floridians were honored with the award by Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman. The Champion of Service Award is Florida’s only statewide volunteer award. The awards were given for volunteer work with children, students, and the elderly.

The Jacksonville community is very strong. If you are new in town and interested in becoming a Jacksonville volunteer, there is plenty that you can get involved with. Maybe you can join the Brown Center in their efforts and meet Caralene Parker yourself!

If you have recently moved to Jacksonville and have a love of craft beer, your Jacksonville moving company has some good news! A World of Beer recently opened in Jacksonville Beach, and it was ready just in time for the Super Bowl crowd!

With craft beer gaining in popularity, World of Beer has expanded drastically since its first location opened. The chain is now in more than 15 states, and this new World of Beer will be the second Jacksonville location and the 29th in Florida.

There will be plenty of special reasons to visit this particular World of Beer. First off, they will serve beer from local Jacksonville favorite: Zeta Brewing Company; which is the newest addition to Jax Ale Trail. The tavern will also feature its first infusion tower, which will allow them to infuse their beer with fruit or herbs for a unique taste.

The demand for craft beer has been growing in town, and brewing companies have been more than happy to meet the demand. Jax Ale Trail was created by the city to attract interest in Jacksonville’s craft breweries. The Trail includes several breweries; including: Engine 15 Brewing Co., Intuition Ale Works, Aardwolf Brewing Co., Pinglehead Brewing Com., Bold City Brewery, Green Room Brewing, Veterans United Craft Brewery, and Zeta Brewing Company. Jacksonville is also home to one of just five Budweiser Breweries.

If you are new to Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Beach World of Beer location is the perfect place to meet new people and get a feel for your new hometown.

Those who have recently moved to Jacksonville are often impressed with the city’s beaches and waterways. The city boasts miles of sand and has plenty of canals and lakes, and the Jacksonville Water Taxi offers a unique way to get around town. While the water taxi is a great way for new residents to enjoy the riverside, it may not be operational for much longer.

Lakeshore Marine, which began managing the water taxi last year, has a contract with the city of Jacksonville that is soon to expire. The management company is currently in negotiations with the city to continue service, but the Jacksonville Water Taxi has had trouble getting enough passengers to keep it going. Ridership has been steadily decreasing, and the service averages about 30 people per week. Ridership spikes dramatically when there is a Jaguars game at EverBank Field, but the Jacksonville Water Taxi cannot continue to rely on game days.

The Jacksonville water taxi is a 15 to 20 minute ride around St. John’s River that stops at five points of interest; including: Jacksonville Landing, the Friendship Fountain, the Crowne Plaza, the Wyndham, and the Jacksonville Municipal Marina. The water taxi can accommodate about 100 people.

If you have recently moved to the area, your Jacksonville moving company recommends that you try to catch a ride on the water taxi while you still can. Kids under three ride free, and the Jacksonville Water Taxi is a great way for them to get excited about their new home!

Jacksonville has made a name for itself over the years, and 10 years ago, the city hosted Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium. The New England Patriots were victorious over the Philadelphia Eagles, winning by just three points. Your Jacksonville moving company was hoping for another Super Bowl to come to town soon, but it’s not looking like that will happen for a while.

Jacksonville was one of many Florida cities that hosted the Super Bowl in recent years, but it seems the NFL is putting the Sunshine State on the back burner for now. The next three Super Bowls will be played in Santa Clara, California, Houston, Texas and Minneapolis, Minnesota. There are also rumors that Super Bowl 2019 will be awarded to Atlanta, who has a new stadium set to open in 2017. New stadium construction seems to be a big deciding factor for Super Bowl decisions, and Florida hasn’t built a new pro football stadium in over 10 years. Other recent Super Bowl host-cities in Florida include Miami and Tampa, but Florida has not hosted a Big Game since 2010.

The 2005 Super Bowl in Jacksonville brought plenty of business to town. It elevated Jacksonville’s city profile by proving that we could handle such a large event. It also initiated investments in Alltel Stadium and the downtown area.

If you are moving to the Jacksonville area, don’t be sad! There may not be an eminent Super Bowl in Jacksonville, but the city has plenty of events and things to do for residents.

Elephants, acrobats, clowns and jugglers can only mean one thing: the circus! This month, Jacksonville featured Circus Xtreme, the newest show from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The show was held at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, January 15th through the 18th, and children and parents alike were in awe of all the performers and animals.

The show was more daring and well, “extreme,” than a traditional circus, as it was influenced by the X games and freestyle sports. There were BMX riders, human cannon balls, contortionists, and all kinds of animals; like: elephants, camels, tigers, horses, and dogs.

Gemma Querida, or “Gemma the Jet,” performed as the show’s human cannonball and was one of the event’s highlights. Audiences gasped as the 25-year-old launched out of a cannon and shot 44 feet into the air, where she landed safely on an airbag (phew!).

Circus Xtreme is touted as great for children of all ages and it includes some child-friendly activities where kids are encouraged to participate. Performers invited children on stage for acts like the Xtreme Jump and a more traditional game of tug-of-war. If guests showed up early, they were allowed to meet some of the circus’ clowns and acrobats and even try on costumes!

Circus Xtreme was a great show to bring your children to if you recently moved to the Jacksonville area. But if you missed it, don’t worry! The circus comes to town each year, and the theme changes annually. Your Jacksonville moving company will be there!

As a coastal city, Jacksonville has a love affair with boats. Whether it is for fishing, crabbing, or cruising, folks love to spend their days on the water. That is why your Jacksonville moving company is so excited about the upcoming Jacksonville Boat Show. The event will be held at Prime Osborn Convention Center Friday the 23rd, through Sunday the 25th.

The Jacksonville Boat Show is in its 68th year and has become an event that locals always look forward to. It is a great way to spend the weekend with your family and explore the 75 exhibits and hundreds of boat displays. You can check out fishing boats, skiing boats and cruisers, or grab a bite to eat at one of nine food trucks. There will also be fishing clinics for women and children, and a special boat care seminar hosted by Don Racine.

Boat sales are on the rise, largely due to a decline in gas prices. Many show attendees will be looking to purchase a boat, but they will have a chance to win some free prizes too. There will be a seven-day trip to Cosa Rica, sponsored by Nosara Paradise Rentals (score!). Jacksonville Marine Association and All Wet Sports will partner together to give away a stand up paddleboard and free lesson. There will also be daily giveaways, including floatation devices and sunglasses to keep your kids safe and stylish.

If you are new to the area, be sure to check out the Jacksonville Boat Show with your family. It will be a great way to meet your neighbors, entertain your children, and get outdoors on the beautiful coast of your new town!

After letting go of their offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch, the Jacksonville Jaguars are on the hunt for a new man to do the job. After finishing 31st out of 32 teams in total offense in both of the last two seasons, the Jaguars are looking for someone to strengthen their offense. Your Jacksonville moving company hopes that they choose the right offensive coordinator, because we love to see our Jaguars win!

After a slew of rookies started, including Blake Bortles, the Jaguars had high hopes for the season. It turned out to be a rough one, but that’s okay, because our Jaguars will bounce back! According to recent reports, it looks like the team is particularly interested in Adam Gase, the current offensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos. He recently interviewed with the Broncos for the Head Coaching positon, but it does not look like Gase is moving forward with that opportunity. The Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams are also interested in Gase for their offensive coordinator positions, so it looks like we have some competition!

Other potential candidates include the current Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson, and former Buffalo Bills assistant Nathaniel Hackett. Gus Bradley, the Jaguars head coach, will make the final decision for the team.

If you are new to the Jacksonville area, you will quickly find out how much the folks in town love football. Your Jacksonville movers encourage you to host a game-day party at your new home or get tickets to an upcoming game to get in the Jacksonville Jaguar football spirit!

Soccer is a growing phenomenon in Jacksonville. Adults and children alike are joining soccer teams and leagues in record numbers during the last few years. Jacksonville is even earning international attention, as it hosted part of the 2015 Florida Cup soccer matches. Your Jacksonville moving company loves a good game of soccer, and this event really drew some attention to our city as a soccer destination. The Florida Cup kicked off in Orlando but finished in Jacksonville, where four international football clubs competed, including two Brazilian teams and two German teams. Thousands attended the match at Jacksonville’s Everbank Field, and the event was televised worldwide. The games reached more than 200 million households in more than 100 countries. Brazil’s Corinthians won the first match 2-1 against the German Bayer Leverkusen. Germany’s FC Koln won the second game 3-2 against the Brazilian Fluminese team. Everbank Field is home to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The stadium was renovated last year, and it now boasts the world’s largest scoreboards, along with new cabanas and swimming pools. The first-rate renovations make it the perfect place to host international events like the Florida Cup. The event is a great way to draw international attention to Jacksonville and make it a viable city for future business. If you have recently moved to the Jacksonville area, soccer is a great way for your family to get acclimated in the community. You can sign your children up for a local youth team or take them to an upcoming event like the Florida Cup. Soccer is a great way to meet new people and get outside in the beautiful city of Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Board of Education member and Desert Storm veteran Steve Smith, has finally helped bring recess back to Kitty Stone Elementary School.

Celebrating being elected to serve a second term, Smith said that the reason why he ran for the position in the first place, was recess and the fact that it has become non-existent at Kitty Stone Elementary.

Smith argued that kids need recess so that they can relieve stress, socialize, and fight obesity by getting physical activity in on a playground with their friends, instead of strict physical education classes.

“I learned that the physical educational professional associations agreed that kids need recess,” he said. “Taking it away never improved any school system’s test scores. I just wanted to see if we could get it back.”

Since Smith’s initiatives, Kitty Stone students are now allowed recess about four days a week, on top of the state required physical education. But Smith does not plan on stopping there, he wants to address the Wellness Committee to see if recess can be added to students’ daily schedules.

Another issue that Smith felt was important was breakfast for students. While serving his very first term on the Board of Education in Jacksonville, Smith has been able to make it so that over 500 students receive daily breakfast between Kitty Stone and Jacksonville High School.

If you and your family are moving to Jacksonville and you would like to make sure that you are enrolling your student at a school that implements daily recess and breakfast, be sure to check out Kitty Stone Elementary or Jacksonville High School, and let All My Sons Moving & Storage help to make your move easy and stress-free, so that you can focus on getting your kids enrolled at one of the many great Jacksonville schools.

Since 2006, local Jacksonville businesses and the Jacksonville Art Council have partnered together in a holiday door-decorating contest, in hopes to enhance the holiday spirit in the city and the city’s appeal.

Businesses who wish to participate in the holiday door-decorating contest can hang holiday posters and decorations in their windows and on their door. They will then be judged for first, second, and third place prizes based on their effort and creativity.

Emily Lipscomb, president of the Jacksonville Arts Council, invites, “all citizens and visitors to take a riding or walking tour to enjoy the special effort of these merchants to beautify our city for the holidays.”

24 merchants participated in 2013’s contest and the Arts Council hopes that many more local businesses will join in for 2014 and the years ahead.

Lipscomb says that they always welcome new members and are thrilled when new businesses contact them to enter in on the holiday fun; so if you will be relocating your business to Jacksonville, your local moving company can help you move your office so that you can enter your business into this year’s holiday door-decorating contest.