Today: SUMMER PARTY on June 2! Our friends at Limelight Theatre Education will kick off summer on Thursday, June 2 from 4-5:30 pm with free ice cream, popsicles, and theatre FUN! Get the scoop on all the summer theatre options for students of all ages. We can’t wait to see all the shows on stage! Limelight Theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Avenue in uptown St. Augustine.
Friday: Hundreds of boats will be on the water at Boater Skip Day 2022 down at the Bayard (bay-yard) Sand Bar just south of Green Cove Springs.
Florida fish license- free: Residents and visitors are invited to fish license-free on the weekends of June 4-5 for saltwater and June 11-12for freshwater. https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/2022/06/01/fish-license-free-in-florida-during-two-june-weekends/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=snd&utm_content=wjxt4&fbclid=IwAR2nYkNf6BAiT45CB1riUwhvcEnzHb5UiUw3LaLLMcZ5SYxZ_EoAoUcv71A&fs=e&s=cl
We can ~almost~ see the weekend from here... Our 904 Weekend Guide just dropped and it's full of foodie festivals, concerts, and other fun things to do this weekend in JAX! Events: https://www.904happyhour.com/article/weekend-guide-10-things-to-do-in-jax-this-weekend-531?fbclid=IwAR2S8O4Jnhrm2uDKrtQkxq30nJsJs3WBDMr17PD3Fpecj1_bsfa1suASsWU&fs=e&s=cl
Clay County Public Library Facebook post: Florida State Park Passes are available for check out with your library card. These day passes will be available for check out for 7 days, and are good for one vehicle (up to eight people). This program will be available through September 12.
*Pass does not cover admission for Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs, Skyway Fishing Pier and Weeki Wachee Springs. For more information visit: https://www.floridastateparks.org/RealFloridaReader?fbclid=IwAR3O-bGc0jS4ax73ckDZLODMXNi4ClVOyvQQFS7b72_XtR3c9dz2nM7JRAA&fs=e&s=cl
A man and woman were able to swim safely to shore when their crab boat capsized three-quarters of a mile off Vilano Beach. https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/2022/06/01/it-was-so-quick-man-woman-swim-safely-to-shore-after-crab-boat-capsizes-off-vilano-beach/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=snd&utm_content=wjxt4&fbclid=IwAR2RGz1z1fcX27LGGSYxUv5g1GKZm2sHFywHEXX98H_JtRJKxjd5vEfOIWM&fs=e&s=cl
In the past two years, forecasters ran out of names for storms. https://www.news4jax.com/business/2022/05/31/experts-everything-points-to-another-busy-hurricane-season/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=snd&utm_content=wjxt4&fbclid=IwAR3AFRsFE_QKj6N4MB4OWxuXwSZuBUhbuqDmPZ_hl9LCVwaCJ2XLxtjj6k8&fs=e&s=cl
U.S. wildlife officials have agreed to revise the critical habitat designation for Florida manatees, which have been dying in record numbers because water pollution is killing a main food source. https://www.news4jax.com/news/florida/2022/06/01/us-agrees-to-update-critical-habitat-for-florida-manatees/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=snd&utm_content=wjxt4&fbclid=IwAR3Y3xhOHzm19rvfOG5AXS27bYFt0k78Kh43rPV48mWYEmjymz850M-3QBg&fs=e&s=cl
POSITIVELY JAX | At his retirement ceremony Wednesday, Benga earned the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal. https://www.news4jax.com/positively-jax/2022/06/02/military-dog-benga-begins-next-mission-retirement/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=snd&utm_content=wjxt4&fbclid=IwAR2hsNcH0xBQqeI8M0JxqeMlwFKFW_a8kdA7jlTBanN0FOzbEYtDHw_NVuA&fs=e&s=cl
Clay County Emergency Management releases updated hurricane evacuation zone map
Biggest changes include expansion of Zones B & C https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/2022/05/05/clay-county-emergency-management-releases-updated-hurricane-evacuation-zone-map/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=snd&utm_content=wjxt4&fbclid=IwAR30qmAnbLrRFAqYEGq8yzSMiSkNAVZxKp_V-A0VA-LbpqccaCb8g7zrfAY&fs=e&s=cl
This year, St. Johns County residents have new evacuation zones. https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/2022/05/02/st-johns-county-residents-have-new-evacuation-zones-this-year/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=snd&utm_content=wjxt4&fbclid=IwAR2CO-kAziVuQFFh15xTCZ7kjtExyeMSj5ylodW4iJxsts8ka0dkljCHGmI&fs=e&s=cl
Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams was originally scheduled to be at a news conference Wednesday that spotlighted ways to be safe during a hurricane, but instead, JSO’s undersheriff attended the meeting alongside the mayor. https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/2022/06/01/mayor-curry-on-sheriff-williams-people-can-debate-the-residency-thing-dont-start-saying-the-guy-has-been-absent/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=snd&utm_content=wjxt4&fbclid=IwAR3Q_A820s0OtQplAieD6h0SnrzzdhpMxY-CmzBj7ZIm3CurTzWcb6ep_Ic&fs=e&s=cl
“I’m going to say it over and over again: know your zone, prepare your kit,” said Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry. https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/2022/06/01/jacksonville-mayor-reminds-residents-to-know-your-zone-as-hurricane-season-begins/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=snd&utm_content=wjxt4&fbclid=IwAR1-ygzDp16isqYWTL2Gq6vlGAMdrRShzTX_taAgwCWBraI6_n8L4zjP4vo&fs=e&s=cl
ROCK BEACH! Just south of Marineland along A1A south is a beautiful coquina rock beach! Part of the River to Sea Preserve, this public beach has plenty of parking, restrooms, showers, a boardwalk to the ocean, and stunning natural rock formations! It’s only 20-30 minutes south of St. Augustine, Florida! Summer Event list: http://totallystaugustine.com/?fbclid=IwAR1esIOaG36mq3C2lfOxaKb471Av6BjUr2epAds75dGs4sN60fc8M_i51Ww&fs=e&s=cl
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is planning to fund an assessment by ArmouredOne in next year's budget. https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/local/duval-schools-to-get-review-of-safety-procedures-by-security-company/77-fa7d9295-0c81-41b2-b55b-e386e8060ba9?tag1=wtlvshare&fbclid=IwAR1zrwMZECeaGbxXxYb8lSNxphgheId7kT6L4xt-PNtwt7zONsr60BtMLg8&fs=e&s=cl#l3wyf2f2xueaeyusj6
The service uses location data collected by Instagram to determine who should get the alert. https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/nation-world/instagram-amber-alerts/507-b3db3702-d297-4b79-ba2c-85dbc7c9b1d2?tag1=wtlvshare&fbclid=IwAR1QbT2wzHuFL9WReQtGShiJpKcrkjAcK1GkI2cyLJh-S9QgCViIQqFSli0&fs=e&s=cl#l3wyfn12qm92cx5314n
PRIDE MONTH EVENTS 🌈: The Acosta Bridge will be lit up in rainbow colors in observance of Pride Month observance from June 6 to 10. Here's a list of events that you can attend to celebrate, all month long. https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/local/events-to-celebrate-pride-month-around-the-first-coast/77-f7bb36e0-8632-405e-9bd4-c436fc4f6d6b?fbclid=IwAR01qcqA5Df9OGbqAvildhxfRnvdSu70VgGSwpGeCqs4OsflynXfIgXZ--w&fs=e&s=cl
Publix: This summer, the grocery store pharmacy will no longer give prescriptions for free, but there are several options to find the same drugs for less. https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/health/publix-end-free-prescription-program/67-867393da-b92e-414b-aaf1-44e301465306?tag1=wtlvshare&fbclid=IwAR2b5HuOntZVI_Yh52X12ZkhW6aXnIv47q-Nr-GrwcZ1plT4hIC6zROiNe0&fs=e&s=cl#l3wyhhw7u7hdo10y0jo
Jacksonville Beach lifeguards are alerting beachgoers to uptick in Portuguese man o' war https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/local/beaches/jacksonville-beach-lifeguards-portuguese-man-o-war/77-7dc352fc-bbdb-4e1b-903e-aebdeada3f3f?tag1=wtlvshare&fbclid=IwAR0E6Tq9mGVoCsMrGKdxMXczbdRoDxME3-mmJjPnXKvRXD4cKyzlse00kKg&fs=e&s=cl#l3wyi4j9tq5zc65w0v
10+ Fun Things To Do With Kids in Jacksonville This Summer https://www.unation.com/stuff-to-do/things-to-do-with-kids-in-jacksonville/?fs=e&s=cl
Florida therapy dogs head to Uvalde to support grieving community A non-profit organization called Crisis Response Canines sent six teams of certified handlers and therapy dogs. https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/special-reports/uvalde-school-shooting/florida-therapy-dogs-uvalde-texas-school-shooting/67-2094f20e-a53c-4bfc-ae7e-68cacd2c8d19?tag1=wtlvshare&fbclid=IwAR0ummDqkpPsIPbUQQlwj-AhxrT2qeu3M8qePicGzMYlybKcIcCG9RLeOPo&fs=e&s=cl#l3wyizpyx2c5lq9961
Data shows that in zip codes with a majority non-white zip codes population, most properties are owned by investment companies. https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/community/private-investors-could-be-fueling-the-rising-cost-of-rent/77-3db5004e-3251-4013-a320-2bcbf8c834d2?tag1=wtlvshare&fbclid=IwAR0fGmCT-K4_09NI_WYF4EXR0jGN2qGzrfhkq3lONLCCyV6cA7_7AHmAJ_A&fs=e&s=cl#l3wykaqykek5ib0xldm
FCN: Is 'give blood' on your hurricane preparedness list?
It's the first day of hurricane season and at LifeSouth Community Blood Centers
they say they need your donation now- BEFORE any emergency. Find a donation center or donation bus close to you: https://donors.lifesouth.org/donor/schedules/zip?fbclid=IwAR2Paeag4XPfLg-tARGeCWeiq_wdbLJAAnogZbxJNklHgtJg6LcWT2vW4EQ&fs=e&s=cl
Jax to Vegas to get married? Company to Las Vegas chapels: No more Elvis-themed weddings https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/nation-world/las-vegas-chapels-no-more-elvis-themed-weddings/507-abaed3f0-9b62-4391-8bfb-49af3d69c86e?tag1=wtlvshare&fbclid=IwAR2cdB5jGyrnK25de6nDEoeicDslv_mHtoKjJF0mC3KJBaNjWmGvgwp6R9I&fs=e&s=cl#l3wyq96ut4qgz7f0vmi