News Briefs for the week of June 23-29, 2022


St. Johns County boards, committees seek volunteers

The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners provides residents interested in serving their community and participating in local government with a variety of board and committee opportunities. The volunteer positions consider and make recommendations regarding various topics, including planning and zoning issues, development projects, libraries, parks and recreation facilities and programs, arts, culture and tourism.

  • The following boards and committees are currently accepting applications:
  • Adjustment and Appeals Board (application deadline June 25)
  • Northwest Communication Tower Advisory Board (application deadline Aug. 5)
  • Mid-Anastasia Design Review Board (application deadline until filled)
  • South Anastasia Design Review Board (application deadline until filled) 

Go to to view the requirements and duties of each board and committee, download an application or contact the Board of County Commissioners office at 904-209-0300 or email for more information.

Bereavement support groups to meet

Grieving the death of a loved one is never easy, but support from others and sharing your loss can lessen the burden. To help, Community Hospice & Palliative Care conducts open bereavement support groups throughout the year. Led by trained bereavement counselors, these sessions are ongoing and available to anyone who has experienced a loss.

This group meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Contact the Bereavement Department at 904-407-7001 to attend.

  • June 23: 10-11 a.m. Beaches/Arlington – McGraw Center for Caring, 4715 Worall Way, Jacksonville.
  • June 24: noon to 1 p.m. Westside – Acosta-Rua Center for Caring, 5450 Ramona Blvd., Jacksonville.
  • June 28: noon to 1 p.m. St. Johns County – Chapman Center, 1355 U.S. 1 South, St. Augustine.

Summer reading program in full swing

Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and the entire county library system is running a summer reading program for adults. New adult books are being awarded as prizes for readers. The program started on Monday, June 13.

To participate, pick up a reading log or use the free ReadSquared app on your mobile device and dive on in. For every six days a participant reads or reads to someone else (such as a child or grandchild) or attends any St. Johns County Public Library System program (in-person or via Zoom), he or she wins a free book.

For more details on this or other summer events for all ages, go to, call 904-827-6950 or stop by the adult reference desk at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

Tillman Ridge Transfer Station temporarily closed

The Tillman Ridge Transfer Station, 3005 Allen Nease Road, will be closed until July 3 for repairs to the facility floor. The facility will resume normal operations on July 4. The Stratton Road Transfer Station, 250 N. Stratton Road, will remain open to all residential and commercial customers. Hours there are: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.