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The Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry, or BEAM, is currently gearing up for two major annual events that take place in August. more
Three current and former Nease NJROTC cadets recently crossed paths at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, during their individual summer training programs. more
The main reasons locals cite for not venturing downtown St. Augustine are traffic and parking. Mobility is an ongoing issue that has no easy solution, but in December 2007, the City of St. Augustine launched a valuable initiative that provided discounted downtown parking fees for St. Johns County residents — the ParkNow Card. more
There’s a single bucket with a couple hundred soda can pull-tabs in Ted and Brenda Carls’ garage on Fleming Island. For most, that’s a lot of tabs – especially since they just started collecting them a week ago. more
If there is one person who has earned a hole-in-one themed birthday cake, it’s 90-year-old golf legend, Billy Maxwell. On July 22, he celebrated his ninth decade amidst fellow professional golf friends, family and a photo slide of all his career highlights at the TPC Sawgrass Country Club. more
United Way-SJC volunteers and benefactors gather to listen to the organization's president, Melissa Nelson, share results from the 2018-2019 year and plans for the coming year. The year-end event on July 18 at Art 'n Motion in St. Augustine featured hors d'oeuvres from Purple Olive and beverages from Dog Rose Brewing and Carrera Wine Cellar. For information, visit www.unitedway-sjc.org. more
Purple Heart Veterans and those who served in the military will be honored at the “Breakfast for Our Heroes” event hosted by the We Can Be Heroes Foundation from 8 to 10 a.m., Aug. 3 at the Applebee’s on J.T. Butler Blvd. more
A red-cockaded woodpecker (RCW) captured at Camp Blanding in Clay County is evidence that a project led by North Florida Land Trust to preserve land within the Ocala to Osceola (O2O) wildlife corridor is working. The capture of that species of bird isn’t unexpected; the birds are known to live on the military installation. The unusual thing about this particular bird is where it came from, the Osceola National Forest 27 miles away. The bird captured at Camp Blanding was the first time this endangered species had moved between one of the national forests and the military installation since they began banding and recording the birds over 25 years ago. more
Residents of St. Johns County have experienced many storms throughout history and as hurricane season is underway, it’s important to know the basics of preparation. Here are some “before the storm” tips from SJCC Emergency Management that might make a big impact the next time a hurricane strikes. more
In a time when young adults are focusing more on careers and less on parenthood, it’s no wonder they’re also more involved in spoiling pet companions. From dog parks to cat cafes, the world is turning its head away from the traditional norm of marriage and family and turning toward an age of freedom and pet companionship. So, it’s about time the First Coast got its first indoor and outdoor private dog park, complete with a craft beer and coffee bar and the ability to accommodate dog birthdays and events of all kinds. Welcome to Kanine Social. more
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