Environment

Storm system brings potential for dangerous weather to Florida over the Holiday weekend

 

FLORIDA -- The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) reminds Florida’s residents and visitors to remain aware of current weather situations this holiday weekend, as a storm system may bring heavy rainfall across much of the Sunshine State. Potential flooding conditions will affect Southeast Florida through this evening. This threat could shift northward to portions of the Northern Peninsula later this weekend as the system nears this area of the state. This same system could bring strong onshore winds, which may lead to rough surf, large breaking waves and a high risk of rip currents along the Atlantic Coast through next week.

Mia Jones; Teen Dating Violence

Mia Jones; Teen Dating Violence

Mia Jones; Teen Dating Violence

Teen Dating and Violence Summit
http://nefhealthystart.org/rep-mia-jones-holding-teen-dating-violence-su...

This is a longer than normal blog, but the subject is very important and a Life and Death issue. The Prom season and summer months there is increased dating by teens. Parents should be talking to their teens about Dating Safety both young men and women. Women particularly because of the increased violence and deaths of young women in our community.

Local Law Enforcement Agencies Discuss Joint Manatee Enforcement and Boating Safety

Updated on Thursday, May 24, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, FL (May 23, 2012) - On Wednesday, May 23, 2012 representatives from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office; Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; and Jacksonville University came together to discuss the joint enforcement effort and boating safety.

Waterkeeper Hefeweizen hits drafts and more

Waterkeeper Hefeweizen hits drafts and more

 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Although water is one of the most vital resources on the planet, waterways continue to decline in quality and quantity in virtually every part of the world. SweetWater Brewing Company realizes the importance of protecting these vital water sources and has once again joined with Waterkeeper Alliance members throughout the Southeast to help conserve some of these most threatened rivers, streams and coastlines.

Community First Funds 12-mile St. Johns River Swim Event

Community First Funds 12-mile St. Johns River Swim Event

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – JumpingFish, a nonprofit group that advocates for First Coast waterways through athletics, won a $1,000 grant from Community First Credit Union’s Investing in You contest to fund itsUp the River 12-Mile Swim for the St. Johnsawareness initiative. The Up the River project is the first of six winning community improvement ideas to receive $1,000 each in this summer’s contest.

Doctors Use Eco-friendly Technology to Ablate AFIB

Doctors Use Eco-friendly Technology to Ablate AFIB

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Richard McCoy, 66, has always enjoyed an active lifestyle between tending to his greenhouse, working full time and playing with his three grandchildren. When all of this was compromised by a heart condition, McCoy’s doctors turned to Soundstar®eco technology to help fix his ticker.

Becoming A Dollar and Discount People

Becoming A Dollar and Discount People

Becoming A Dollar and Discount People


Don’t be trained to a dollar down and discount mentality. Has anyone noticed in Jacksonville the increased number of discount/dollar stores?