• At 6:30 p.m. Sept.6, the City will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The event is at the Jacksonville Landing Downtown and is organized by the City, the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department and OneJax. The event is free and open to the public. The event, with the theme “Moving Forward with Compassion and Hope,” will pay tribute to the police, fire and military personnel who responded to the devastation. The master of ceremonies will be Melissa Ross of WJCT and will feature remarks from federal, state and local officials. There will also be an interfaith prayer offered for those impacted by the Sept. 11 events.
• The Eat Up Downtown dining promotion is extended for an extra week at six restaurants, from today through Sunday. Participating restaurants offer three-course dinner menus for $25 per person. They are bb’s, Cinco de Mayo, Indochine, Juliette’s Bistro, River City Brewing Co. and Wine Cellar.
• Lisa Varon is the newly installed president of the Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She will serve a one-year term. Other officers are L. Lee Lockett, president-elect; Gene Nichols, vice president; and Satasha Williston, secretary.
• Gov. Rick Scott appointed Herbert “Will” Montoya of Ponte Vedra to the Environmental Regulation Commission for the lay member seat. Montoya is the owner of Montoya & Associates LLC. His term began Friday and ends July 1, 2015. The appointment is subject to Florida Senate confirmation.
• The University of North Florida’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will host a back-to-school open house and registration from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 14 at the UNF University Center. The term begins Sept. 26 for more than 70 courses, which run from one to 15 sessions, ranging in cost from free to $85. The institute offers courses at the University Center and at three partner sites, including Fleet Landing in Atlantic Beach, Glenmoor at World Golf Village and Westminster Woods on Julington Creek.
• Leadership Jacksonville announced its 2011-12 board of directors. President is Jerry Mallot, Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce; president-elect is Justin Terry of Harden; secretary-treasurer is Stephen Goldman of Bank of America; and immediate past president is Nancy Kilgo of JEA.
• The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida Tallahassee Division has an opening for a full-time magistrate judge in Tallahassee. The current annual salary of the position is $160,080. The term of office is eight years. A full public notice can be found at www.flnd.uscourts.gov. Applications are due by Sept. 14.
• Gov. Rick Scott appointed William “Rad” Lovett II, Myron W. Pincomb and E. Lanny Russell to the University of North Florida board of trustees. Lovett, of Atlantic Beach, is the managing partner of Lovett Miller & Co. He succeeds Toni Crawford. Pincomb, of Ponte Vedra, is the president and chief executive officer of The Pincomb Group LLC. He succeeds Wanyonyi Kendrick. Russell, of Ponte Vedra Beach, is a shareholder and board member at Smith Hulsey & Busey. He succeeds Wilfredo Gonzalez. Terms began Friday and end Jan. 6, 2016. The appointments are subject to Florida Senate confirmation.
• The Players Championship created a $500,000 scholarship endowment at both UNF and Florida State College at Jacksonville. The Players committed to generate $50 million for local youth-related charities over the next 10 years. Since 1977, when The Players moved to Ponte Vedra, more than $40 million has been generated for Northeast Florida charities, including a record $4.8 million in 2010.