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Hero Next Door: Tom Gillis and Ellen Walden

Hero Next Door: Tom Gillis and Ellen WaldenST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- In the 2009, the economy tanked, leaving millions of Americans unemployed. During that time, a couple that took their losses and turned them into gains for thousands of homeless people here on the First Coast.
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  • 1 year, 5 months ago
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Hero Next Door Student Scholarship Winner: Marcus Threadcraft

Hero Next Door Student Scholarship Winner: Marcus ThreadcraftMarcus Threadcraft, 18, is a shining example of student excellence on the First Coast. He has a weighted GPA of a 4.78 at Stanton College Preparatory School and is involved in all kinds of volunteer work.
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  • 1 year, 5 months ago
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Hero Next Door: Vivian Bradford

Hero Next Door: Vivian BradfordPosted on Vivian Bradford's wall are the pictures of her students. Bradford, who's a guidance counselor at Ribault High School, has helped many students get into college.
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  • 1 year, 7 months ago
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Hero Next Door: Cindy Wolinski

Hero Next Door: Cindy WolinskiORANGE PARK, Fla. -- Two years ago this month, Cindy Wolinski started her "Changing Hearts Food Mission" charity.
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  • 1 year, 8 months ago
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Students trying to raise money to attend academic decathlon

Students trying to raise money to attend academic decathlonFirst Coast News was tipped off that some students at the Christ's Church Academy are trying to go to Minnesota for a national competition, but they need money to get there.
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  • 1 year, 9 months ago
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Hero Bakers: Making sure all kids have a birthday party

Hero Bakers: Making sure all kids have a birthday partyJACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- This week is a time to count our blessings and if birthday parties are a nice thing at your house, maybe you can help with this.
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  • 1 year, 11 months ago