Residents Can Safely Dispose of Hazardous Waste, Electronics and Tires

St. Johns County Solid Waste Management will host a Community Collection Day on Saturday, January 22nd, from 8:00 am until noon at North Beach Park, located at A1A and 24th Street in Vilano Beach. The event is limited to St. Johns County residents only.

Colon Cancer Walk in Jax Bch on March 6th @ 3pm

The 2nd annual Colon Cancer Walk/Run that will be held on Sunday, March 6th at 3 p.m. beginning and ending at Fionne MacCool's in Jacksonville Beach.  It is a free event with all donations going towards Colon Cancer research.  It will be a three mile walk/run on the beach with a half-way turn around for those who do not want or are able to go that far.  Last year,  just over $3000 was collected to end colon cancer(Laura Fund) with over 50 people attending.  This year with Borland-Goover group's backing we are expecting a very big turn out!  Free t-shirts and more will be given out to the first 250 walk/runners!  

Public Workshop Draft Noise Ordinance

The public is invited to attend a workshop on  the topic of a proposed St. Johns County noise ordinance on Wednesday, January 19th at 9:00 am in the St. Johns County Auditorium, located at 500 San Sebastian View in St. Augustine. The public workshop will be presented by the County Attorney’s Office.

What's New in Jacksonville, Fla. Winter/Spring 2011

Winter in Jacksonville is mild, and spring temperatures and festivals are just around the corner.  This season, visitors to Northeast Florida get excited about an inaugural lacrosse tournament, The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens 50th Anniversary celebration, the new Aloft Jacksonville Tapestry Park – Jacksonville’s first LEED certified hotel and new diverse activities and experiences. 

Auditions for Peter and the Wolf on January 15, 2011

The St. Augustine Community Ballet will be holding auditions for their Spring production of two ballets, Peter and the Wolf and Coppelia Suite on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 10:00a.m. Auditions will take place at Abella’s School of Dance located at 1765 Tree Blvd., in St. Augustine.

January 8 Re-Enactment of the Secession of Florida from the United States

The National Park Service and the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument invite you to experience your history with the Monument’s “Florida Secedes from the Union” program on January 8th, 2011. Park Service staff and volunteers will recreate the events of January 10th, 1861, when troops of the newly formed “Republic of Florida” proceeded under orders from Florida Governor Madison S. Perry to Federal Fort Marion (the Castillo de San Marcos). The Governor’s orders were to seize the ordnance and stores of Fort Marion using whatever means necessary. On Saturday, January 8th, the Monument will reenact the events of that January day, one hundred and fifty years ago, when the local State Militia faced down the Federal Ordnance Sergeant stationed there for the possession of Fort Marion. The event will be held twice, first at 11:oo AM and then again at 3:00 PM. There will also be Ranger and Volunteer interpretive programs, as well as historic weapons demonstrations throughout the day.

The Blood Alliance Urges You to Donate Life in 2011

The Blood Alliance Urges You to Donate Life in 2011

If you did not get what you wished for over the holidays, you may have a second chance -- with your blood donation!  The Blood Alliance invites you to start the New Year with a resolution to save lives and win!  “Resolutions for Life” blood drives will be held from January 10 - 15 at participating donor centers (Bloodmobiles and mobile drives are NOT included).  Donors who attempt to donate and give the gift of life at participating centers will be entered for a daily drawing to win Blu-ray players and a grand prize drawing for a 40-inch HDTV.  Everyone who registers to donate will also be eligible to win a 2010 Smart car from the Smart car Center Jacksonville, A Brumos Company.