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Weather Still Looks Bad for Shuttle's Final Flight | NEW SLIDESHOWS

Weather Still Looks Bad for Shuttle's Final Flight | NEW SLIDESHOWS

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The weather still isn't cooperating with the final shuttle launch scheduled for Friday morning.

Mission managers said this morning there is a 70 percent chance bad weather will force a delay. They could launch Saturday or Sunday, but if it's delayed past Sunday they would have to wait a couple of weeks for an unmanned rocket launch.

PICTURES: Kennedy Space Center Weather

PICTURES: What's Flying on Atlantis?

But the countdown clock is still set for a Friday launch shortly after 11 a.m. NASA officials say they just need a small window through the clouds to launch.

Marble Slab Celebrates Red Head Appreciation Day!

Marble Slab Creamery has declared July 11, 2011, “Red Head Appreciation Day” to help celebrate the launch of the brand’s new Red Velvet Ice Cream.

All day on Monday, July 11, 2011, at participating locations, Marble Slab Creamery will give away a free scoop of Red Velvet Ice Cream to anyone who has red hair, no matter if its natural, dyed or a wig.

Clay County Fireworks & Burn Ban Reminders

General Information for the Public on Fireworks:

·     Countywide Burn Ban is in effect. It was issued on June 3, 2011 and currently extends through July 8, 2011.

·     The ban prohibits all outdoor burning including yard waste, bon fires and campfires, on private or county property.

·     It also unlawful to use, discharge, dispense, or display ANY fireworks as defined by Florida Statue 791.

·     Sales of Sparklers, as defined by Florida Statue 791, are permitted, but use is NOT.

·     Five public displays of fireworks are permitted by Administrative Order in accordance with the Burn Ban Ordinance.

They are as follows:

Expect Congested Waterways July Fourth Weekend

Expect Congested Waterways July Fourth Weekend

Nearly 1 million recreational vessels are registered in Florida, and thousands more are brought in by tourists each year to enjoy the state’s boating opportunities. Many thousands of these boats will be cruising the St. Johns River, the Intracoastal Waterway and the many popular lakes and rivers in the northeast and central part of the state while celebrating the July Fourth weekend.

Unfortunately, these busy holiday weekends too often end tragically for some boaters. And these tragedies are usually completely preventable.

3rd Annual “Morning After” Beach Clean-Up

3rd Annual “Morning After” Beach Clean-Up

Keepers of the Coast, a local non-profit dedicated to promoting coastal stewardship and the conservation of coastal habitat, are recruiting volunteers for the 3rd Annual “Morning After” Beach Clean-Up on Tuesday, July 5th. The purpose of the cleanup is to restore the coastline following the impacts from July 4th, traditionally one of the busiest beach traffic days of the year. This community-wide effort will be held the afternoon of Tuesday, July 5th, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at 5 different beach access points throughout St. Johns County:

Good Old Fashioned Family 4th of July Event in Green Cove Springs

The 2nd Annual "4th of July in the Park"
Spring Park in Historic Green Cove Springs

Sat. July 2  10am - 9pm     Sun. July 3  11am - 9pm   (Opening Ceremony - Noon Sat.)

St. Vincent’s HealthCare to Break Ground on New Clay County Facility

St. Vincent’s HealthCare to Break Ground on New Clay County Facility

St. Vincent’s HealthCare is growing its ministry and expanding into Clay County. The public is invited to attend the official ground breaking of our new Ambulatory Pavilion and Hospital at the corner of Blanding Boulevard and Branan Field Road in Orange Park on June 23 at 10 a.m.

“St. Vincent’s is thrilled to be expanding into Clay County. The community has welcomed us with open arms, sharing their excitement about the construction of our new campus,” said Moody Chisholm, CEO of St. Vincent’s HealthCare. “The need for increased access to healthcare has grown substantially in Clay County. This facility will expand the options available and enhance access to the quality care the citizens there want and deserve.”