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Hero Next Door

Hero Next Door: Elizabeth Klinepeter

Hero Next Door: Elizabeth KlinepeterKlinepeter, who's a recent graduate of Notre Dame says she plans to devote her life to working with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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  • 1 year, 6 months ago
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Hero Next Door: Eric Wesley

Hero Next Door: Eric WesleyEric Wesley is a Corrections Officer at the Duval County Jail who works with juveniles. 
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  • 1 year, 6 months ago
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James Moore: Our Hero Next Door

James Moore: Our Hero Next Door71-year-old James Moore spends a lot of time driving his SUV.
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  • 1 year, 6 months ago
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Hero Next Door: Willie Moore

Hero Next Door: Willie MooreJACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Chris Porter introduces you to a Jacksonville high schooler, who has made his dream of helping others become reality.
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  • 1 year, 7 months ago
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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, 8 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, 8 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, 10 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, 11 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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  • 2 years 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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  • 2 years, 2 months ago
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Student Makes Sure Heroes Are Not Forgotten

Student Makes Sure Heroes Are Not ForgottenJACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Glistening bronze and crisp white stone now mark the entrance to Sandalwood High School.
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  • 2 years, 11 months ago
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Clay County Remembers First Official Firefighter

Clay County Remembers First Official FirefighterJACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Bruce Dempsey remembers his father through pictures and tokens.
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Ulysses Owens our "Hero Next Door"

Ulysses Owens our "Hero Next Door"After hearing about Jacksonville's high dropout rate and other problems plaguing the you, Owens and his family started a program called, "don't Miss A Beat", to help suspended youth stay in school.
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  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
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Recognizing a past Hero Next Door

Recognizing a past Hero Next DoorRecognizing a past Hero Next Door for being a voice for victims of domestic violence who are too afraid to speak.
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  • 9 months, 1 week ago
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Hero Next Door: Karen Moers

Hero Next Door: Karen MoersIt was the call Karen Moers had been waiting for – the news that she had been selected to run in the Boston Marathon.
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  • 9 months, 2 weeks ago
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Hero Next Door: First Sgt. Terry L. Daniel

Hero Next Door: First Sgt. Terry L. DanielFirst Sgt. Terry L. Daniel is the instructor of the Junior ROTC program at Englewood High School, now one of the best JROTC programs in the area.
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  • 10 months, 1 week ago
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Hero Next Door: Harold Adams

Hero Next Door: Harold AdamsThere are more than 200 kids in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Jacksonville in need of mentors. A local man explains how you can help.
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  • 10 months, 2 weeks ago
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Hero Next Door: Teaching success on and off the basketball court

Hero Next Door: Teaching success on and off the basketball courtKevin Sawyer loves the game of basketball, which allows him to connect with his players.
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  • 11 months ago