Families

Florida Residents Encouraged To Include Pets In Family Disaster Plans

Florida Residents Encouraged To Include Pets In Family Disaster Plans

As a part of Florida Hurricane Preparedness Week, state emergency management officials are encouraging every pet owner in Florida to include their animals in their family disaster preparedness plan before the start of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season. By planning for the needs of your pets, it will greatly increase the chances of their survival during disasters.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida’s Road Show Visits Green Cove Springs Memorial Day RiverFest

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida’s Road Show Visits Green Cove Springs Memorial Day RiverFest

Health Hits the River:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida’s

In the Pursuit of Health Road Show Visits

Green Cove Springs Memorial Day RiverFest

Taking their mission of building healthier communities to the people, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF) is bringing affordable health care and a healthier tomorrow to Duval County residents during its upcoming In the Pursuit of Health Road Show stop at the Green Cove Springs Memorial Day Riverfest on Monday, May 30.

Adventure Landing Hosting a “Be Water Aware” Water Safety Day

Adventure Landing Hosting a “Be Water Aware” Water Safety Day

Adventure Landing’s Shipwreck Island Waterpark is on a mission to make Northeast Florida “water-aware.”  May has been designated National Water Safety Month by the World Waterpark Association, the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals and the National Recreation & Parks Association.  As a WWA member, Adventure Landing is taking action to educate the public on how to prevent drownings, recreational water-related injuries and sun damage by offering educational information to the media during National Water Safety Month.

Youth Win Immunization PSA Contest

Each year in the United States, we lose 1,070 people to meningitis and 4,590 people to cervical cancer caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). In an effort to spread the word about these vaccine-preventable diseases and raise awareness among teens, Brunet-García Advertising sponsored the Florida Bureau of Immunization’s You Call the Shots public service announcement (PSA) contest; inviting youth ages 11 to 18 to produce and enter a 30-second  PSA highlighting the importance of HPV and meningitis vaccinations.

Wildfire Threat: Clay County Residents Can Learn How to Protect Their Homes

The Florida Division of Forestry in cooperation with the Clay County Division of Emergency Management is presenting How to Have a Firewise Home in three locations, including Thursday May 26, 2011, 6:30PM- 8:30PM at the Fleming Island Plantation Splash Park, 1510 Calming Waters Dr. Fleming Island, Tuesday, June 7, 2011, 6:00PM – 8:30PM at Keystone Heights City Hall, 555 S Lawrence Blvd (SR 21), Keystone Heights, and Thursday, June 9, 2011, 6:00PM – 8:30PM at the Clay County Agricultural Center, 2497 State Road 16 West, Green Cove Springs. The workshops will help homeowners learn how to best protect their homes from wildfire.  Everyone is welcome to come to these free workshops, and dinner will be provided.

County Humane Society holds “Bark After Dark” Benefit Auction on Saturday, May 7th

County Humane Society holds “Bark After Dark” Benefit Auction on Saturday, May 7th

The Clay County Humane Society will hold its 9th Annual “Bark After Dark” Benefit Auction and Cocktail Party on Saturday, May 7th from 6pm–10pm.  The event will take place at the beautiful Winterbourne Inn located at Club Continental on the St. Johns River. Ticket cost is $50.00 per guest and includes a silent auction, gourmet cuisine, live music, dancing under the stars to music by Lorenzo and the Allstars Band and a much anticipated Bachelor and Prize Auction.  Each bachelor will be accompanied by a four-legged companion up for adoption by local rescue organizations.  All proceeds benefit the Humane Society, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.  For more information contact the Clay County Humane Society at 904-276-7729.

Clay County Teacher Turned My Daughter's Life Around

Danielle Davis, of Green Cove Springs, wanted to share the experience her family has had with the teachers of Green Cove Springs Junior High School, particularly Mrs. Wendy Turner.

Davis' daughter Lacey was heading down a dark road. Lacey hated school, was smoking cigarettes and seemed to be negatively influenced by her social circle. Lacey wanted to drop out of school and was struggling with life.