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Six all-star chefs are participating in a "takeover" dinner.
Jax Daily Record Wednesday, Apr. 20, 201612:00 PM EST

City notes: Sbraga & Co. to host all-star chef 'takeover' dinner

by: David Chapman

Brooklyn restaurant Sbraga & Co. will host an all-star chef “takeover” dinner with several Jacksonville restaurateurs May 4.

Participating chefs include Justin Petruce and Erika Weisflog of Sbraga & Co.; Tom Gray, owner of Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails; Scotty Schwartz, owner of 29 South; Kenny Gilbert, owner of Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen; and Howard Kirk, owner of 13 Gypsies.

The three-course dinner costs $99 per person. First seating begins at 6 p.m. For more information, call (904) 746-0909 or visit

3 concept designs for Downtown Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority showed off three concepts for its planned Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center slated for Downtown.

The projects were pitched and community feedback solicited during an open house Monday.

The firms making the case for their designs were KBJ Architects, Pond-Michael Baker and Via Concepts.

The authority board later this month will pick the winning firm, with the final design refined after community input.

Design of the center’s Intercity Bus Facility is expected by the end of the year and construction to be completed — including the Greyhound terminal — by January 2018. The rest of the project will be finished by September 2019.

For project details, visit

Dawn Lockhart to head strategic partnerships for city

Mayor Lenny Curry has appointed Dawn Lockhart to serve as director of strategic partnerships for the city.

The newly created position is part of the mayor’s recent reorganization. It also was recommended by Curry’s transition committee.

Lockhart will work with the nonprofit and philanthropic communities to help serve Jacksonville.

She has worked with Family Foundations, a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-certified counseling agency, more than 30 years. She is president and CEO, but has served in other capacities with the organization over her career.

Lockhart begins her new job June 13. Her annual salary of $130,000 is fully funded by the philanthropic community.

University of North Florida offering management master’s degree

The Coggin College of Business at the University of North Florida is accepting applications for its new master of science in management degree program. It’s designed for students with non-business academic degrees.

The program provides working professionals the opportunity to “learn the language of business” to help them advance into management positions.

Students graduating with nonbusiness degrees can build on their critical-thinking skills for better career opportunities.

Participants will learn about all areas of business through elective courses and extracurricular activities, while a part-time option will be available to allow for internships or full-time work.

Classes will take place in the evenings. No professional work experience is required.

For more information, contact academic adviser Amy Bishop at (904) 620-2575 or [email protected].

FSCJ student named 2016 Newman Civic fellow

Florida State College at Jacksonville student Stephon Green-Monroe was named a 2016 Newman Civic Fellows Award winner.

The honor is given to college student leaders across the country who “demonstrate an investment in finding solutions for challenges in their communities through service, research and advocacy,” according to a news release.

He was nominated by FSCJ President Cynthia Bioteau, who said Green-Monroe strives to be a role model and leader to his fellow students.

Green-Monroe overcame his struggles with math and now volunteers as a math tutor at the school’s dedicated lab.

He is working toward his degree in radiography and anticipates graduating in 2017.

Skyway hours longer for dental clinic

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is extending Skyway hours from 4 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday to accommodate the Florida Dental Association Foundation’s 2016 FLA-MOM event.

The Florida Mission of Mercy will host the event Friday and Saturday at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. Its goal is to treat as many patients as possible.

Patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Pre-registration is not required.

Winn-Dixie moving to cage-free eggs

Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of Winn-Dixie, announced it’s transitioning to a 100 percent cage-free egg policy by 2025, based on availability.

All private label eggs will be cage-free starting in 2017.

The move comes from customer preference and a nearly 30 percent increase in sales of cage-free eggs in the past two years, according to the company.

Glavich stays on Alzheimer’s panel

Gov. Rick Scott recently reappointed Jamie Glavich to the state Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee.

Glavich is owner of Almost Home Senior Services and will serve for a term that ends Feb. 13, 2019.

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra performing 'Cinderella' ballet

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra will perform Sergei Prokofiev’s “Cinderella” at 8 p.m. April 29 and 2 p.m. April 30.

The role of Cinderella went to Yumelia Garcia while Prince Charming will be played by Lucas Segovia.

The performances will be in the Moran Theater at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets for each performance range from $35 to $65. Visit for details.


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