Community Briefs for March 17, 2016


Local to compete at ‘Olympics of Irish Dance’
Reagan Darrah, 15, of Ponte Vedra will be representing the United States at the World Championship of Irish Dance in Glasgow, Scotland next week.
“This is the ‘Olympics of Irish Dance,’ where the top one percent of Irish Dancers around the world will compete,” said Darrah’s mother and Director of Legacy Irish Dance Academy, Patty Darrah.
When Reagan Darrah takes the stage at the event, she will be following in her mother’s Irish Dancing shoes. Patty Darrah was five-time World Championship qualifier, but was never able to make the journey to the competition due to the expense. Reagan Darrah is the only Irish Dancer in her age category from the state of Florida to qualify.
Legacy Irish Dance Academy is located at 110 Cumberland Park Dr., Unit 104, in Jacksonville.

Advanced Disposal hosts free shredding event

St. Johns County residents are invited to show their commitment to a cleaner and safer environment by bringing confidential, personal, banking and other secure information documents for immediate destruction and recycling at a free event sponsored by Advanced Disposal. All residents within St. Johns County are invited. No business or commercial documents will be accepted.
The event will be hosted rain or shine on March 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Anastasia Square Shopping Center, on the corner of SR-312 and A1A.
Acceptable items for shredding include all personal documents, white or colored papers, stapled or paper-clipped documents, file folders and file hangers. Unacceptable items include three-ring bingers and cardboard. For more information, call Advanced Disposal at (904) 827-1005.

World Golf Hall of Fame opens The Museum Café with new chef
The World Golf Hall of Fame and Museum announced this week the grand re-opening of The Museum Café — formerly Fairways Café — with a new, healthy, golf-inspired menu. The inspiration behind the renovation came from the café’s newest addition, Chef Chris Yacavone, who reinvented the dishes to more accurately reflect the Hall of Fame.
A sampling of The Museum Café’s menu includes a “Hole-In-One Burger,” the “On The Green Burger” — the vegetarian version of the Hole-In-One option — “The Slice BLT,” and an assortment of salads, most notably of which is the Tomato Salad. Additional options include the Chef’s Seasonal Soup of the Day, Steak or Chicken Philly and a Traditional Club among others.
“The food at The Museum Café really speaks for itself,” Chef Chris Yacavone said. “Our renovations have given us the chance to incorporate customer-friendly golf themes into our dishes. We’re focusing on fresh, green entrees, and we look forward to showcasing our menu to the St. Augustine community.”
Chef Chris brings a unique skillset to the table with more than 17 years of culinary experience, specifically his eight years as the Sous Chef at Walt Disney World and several years as the Chef de Cuisine at the Hyatt Regency Hemisphere at the Orlando International Airport.
During his time at Walt Disney World, Chef Chris assisted in the openings of Citricos, Sanaa and Todd English’s Blue Zoo. He trained in the Le Cordon Bleu Program at Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon, and just recently relocated to North Florida as the new Head Chef of The Museum Café.
The World Golf Hall of Fame and The Museum Café are open to the public Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon – 6 p.m.
— Compiled by Kelly H. McDermott