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Warning: 'Lazy Cakes' Hitting Store Shelves on First Coast

Warning: 'Lazy Cakes' Hitting Store Shelves on First Coast

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A new "designer drug" has hit the First Coast.

"Lazy Cakes" are marketed as herbal brownies, designed to help adults de-stress, but drug and alcohol prevention experts are worried they will get into the wrong hands.

"The cartoon on it kind of looks like it's marketed toward youth and I hope that youth don't get involved with it," said Brandon Colee , a spokesman for PACT, the Prevention Coalition of St. Johns County.

The brownies contain a high dosage of melatonin, a hormone that helps people sleep. According to the Lazy Cakes website, each packaged brownie contains two servings, or about 8 mg of the hormone. Experts said most people need a much smaller dose of melatonin when it is used as a sleep aid. 

Colee said there have been reports of small children being hospitalized in other parts of  country after eating some of the brownies.

Spring Football: Ponte Vedra 17, Atlantic Coast 17

Spring Football:  Ponte Vedra 17, Atlantic Coast 17

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The football teams at Ponte Vedra and Atlantic Coast are both coming off winning seasons in 2010.  On Thursday night, the Sharks and Stingrays met in a spring football game.

Atlantic Coast scored the first points of the night thanks to a 46-yard field goal from Bennett Blanton.  Ponte Vedra answered with a 39-yard touchdown run from Cole Mazza in the second quarter.  The rising junior running back had 110 yards on 16 carries.

Atlantic Coast answered with a 67 yard touchdown pass from Brandon Finkley to Nicholas Neal.  The Stingrays led 10-7 at halftime.

In the second half, both teams emptied their benches to allow backups and junior varsity players to get some experience.  The game ended in a 17-17 tie.

Ponte Vedra High School Academy of Business & Marketing Teams up with Peterbrooke Chocolates

Ponte Vedra High School Academy of Business & Marketing Teams  up with Peterbrooke Chocolates

The Ponte Vedra High School Marketing Academy is teaming up with Peterbrooke Chocolatiers.   Students involved in the academy were given the opportunity to plan and implement a marketing campaign to increase Peterbrooke’s revenue during the summer months.

Nease Color Guard Presentation

Nease Color Guard Presentation

The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of Florida, held it's annual meeting May 5th, 2011.  The opening ceremonies, lead by Mrs. Bruce (Jerry) Chappell, Florida Society President.    As a part of the opening ceremonies Nease High School Junior ROTC unit provided Color guard duties which  were provided by cadets B. Tucker, A. Curry, J. Ducote & G. Fultz.  Additionally, cadet N. Thatcher performed the National Anthem.  

The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America is an organization founded in 1891.  The Society has been a leader in the field of historic preservation, restoration and the interpretation of historic sites throughout the United States.

PVPV/Rawlings Elementary School First Graders to Perform "Americans We"

The first graders at PVPV/Rawlings are learning an important lesson about the freedoms that we cherish as Americans.  For weeks the students have met once a week to practice the famous opening words of the preamble of The United States Declaration of Independence and the thought-provoking songs that remind our youngsters of our heroic forefathers and how they built our nation.

The patriotic revue called Americans We will have three performances on May 26th and May 27th on the PVPV stage. It is through the innocence of our young musicians that we may find a renewed sense of hope. Americans We will feature the speeches of several of our first graders and songs that remind us all of what makes this country so great.

JU Masters in Marine Science to Start in Fall of 2011

Jacksonville University is proud to announce our new Master of Science in Marine Science and Master of Arts in Marine Science (MS/MA) degree programs that are opening this fall. Each program is designed to provide its graduates with the specific knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in a variety of marine-related positions in industry, government and education, as well as, for entry into doctoral marine science programs.

Local High School Student Honored for Academics and Athletics

Local High School Student Honored for Academics and Athletics

Ponte Vedra High School diver Monica Rice was honored as an Academic All American by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association of America.