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In response to the growing needs of families in the Nocatee area, Baptist Health will open a new, two-story, 83,000-square-foot health and wellness center, Baptist HealthPlace at Nocatee. Scheduled to open in summer 2020, the center will be situated on a 12-acre site located west of Nocatee Town Center and the Lakeside neighborhood, facing Nocatee Parkway. more
Did you know that a lack of sleep could be thwarting your best weight loss efforts? There is much evidence to suggest that a lack of sleep goes hand-in-hand with weight gain. But first, it is important to address why you aren't sleeping well. Is your stress level or caffeine intake to blame? Or is your sleeplessness due to a common but very serious condition called sleep apnea? Sleep apnea can affect weight loss, hunger and hormone activity in a number of ways, making it more difficult to maintain a healthy weight. more
In June, Native Sun launched its new program called “Staples with Standards,” an initiative that offers customers access to organic grocery staples at lower prices. The program focuses on four key items — eggs, beef, chicken and milk. more
On July 2, the First Coast YMCA celebrated the grand opening of its new World Golf Village location at Flagler Health+ Village in the Murabella community with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The YMCA and Flagler Health+ will provide area residents with one-stop access to a wide range of health services for children, adults and families. more
The Carver Center in Jacksonville Beach will once again serve as the location of the “Beaches Health Jam” from 4-7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9. The event, founded in 2016 by the Rotary Club of Jacksonville–Oceanside, brings together area health and healthy lifestyle organizations for an afternoon of fun. more
In a federal complaint, the United States Women's National Team is accusing U.S. Soccer of "institutionalized gender discrimination," a violation of the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. more
Del Webb hosted a grand opening event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 13. Visitors could tour seven new model homes, listen to live music and put a few in the hole on the putting green. more
The Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament kicked off Monday, July 15 with Junior Tournament registration, and hundreds of teams entered in the general tournament headed out this morning in search of a “smoker” king mackerel. There are two ways to win grand prizes — first place for largest fish is a boat, motor, trailer package, and first place two-fish aggregate is $10,000 cash. more
The mission of Keepers of the Coast was visible July 5 at Mickler’s Beachfront Park as 125 volunteers scoured the sand for debris left by people celebrating Independence Day. The annual “The Day After” Beaches Cleanup celebrated its 10th year at several sites in St. Johns County including Vilano Beachfront Park, St. Augustine Beach Pier, A Street Beach Access, Crescent Beachfront Park and Mickler’s Beach. Overall, there was less debris collected this year than in years past according to Tara Dodson, president of Keepers of the Coast. Still, volunteers told her they can’t believe people leave trash behind. more
More than 38,000 votes have been cast so far in the Ponte Vedra Recorder Best of the Best of Ponte Vedra contest, which includes ZIP codes 32082 and 32081. Launched May 16, the contest is in recognition of the newspaper’s 50th anniversary, which will be celebrated in November (#CheersTo50Years). Voting is free and open to the public at www.pontevedrarecorder.com/BestOf2019 . more
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