I had the opportunity and privilege to sit down with Rick DuCharme, Founder and Executive Director of First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP). We met for lunch at Joseph’s on Main Street. Over lasagna and cal-zones we discussed the exciting future of FCNMHP. Next weekend December 19th-21st, FCNMHP will be hosting the final Mega Pet Adoption at the fairgrounds. This provides a one stop place for people looking to adopt a dog or cat. Many of the high risk shelters and rescue groups will be on hand to match you with your next family member. For only a 20 dollar adoption fee you can save two lives, the one you take home and the one that is saved in its place. As we close in on year’s end and people are making last-minute donations FCNMHP has a fantastic solution. With the generosity of a donor all dollars donated between now and the end of the year will be doubled. This means if you donate 25.00 it will be 50.00 or 50.00 becomes 100.00 and so on. This provides a fantastic opportunity for your dollars to go farther to save lives. FCNMHP also believes that animal owners should not be forced to decide whether to get their pet the medical care they need. They have an ongoing Angel Fund that through the generous help of its donors provides medical treatment to the homeless as well as those that otherwise would be unable to afford treatment. This program has been a great success and you can read […]
Another fantastic weekend in the books, what started out as a stormy wash out of a Saturday turned into a perfect evening. We shared some delectable plates at the new hot spot in Five Points named Hawkers Asian Street Fare. They have been busy since they opened their doors so we did not mind the relatively short 15-20 minute wait for a table. It was a new experience though as there were half a dozen empty tables but come to find out those were for the people who were responding to the wait list that sent them text messages that their table was ready. Hawkers is a blend of Malaysian, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai and Singapore street fair that are small plates intended for sharing. You have to ask for a fork as they expect you to eat with either your hands or chopsticks, neither of which am I prone to use. After dinner we traveled only a few blocks away to the highlight of the evening which was being held at Bold City Brewery. Being that we had never been to Bold City, we were not sure what to expect and therefore were not disappointed.