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.

Junior Lifeguard Program Returns This Summer

Junior Lifeguard Program Returns This Summer

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Registration will open soon for children interested in being junior lifeguards.

There are four week-long sessions in June and July, and children from 9 to 17 are eligible to apply for training from St. Johns County Fire Rescue.

Registration, which costs $150, begins May 3 and is first come, first served.  Each session is limited to 20 participants.

The sessions, which are at the Marine Rescue Headquarters near the pier, are:

  • June 27-July 1 (ages 13-17)
  • July 5-9 (ages 9-12)
  • July 18-22 (ages 9-17)
  • July 25-29 (ages 9-17)

There are two goals behind the Junior Lifeguard Program: promoting safety in and around water and increasing self-confidence in young people.

Those interested must be able to:

World Golf Hall of Fame to host 12th Annual Easter Festival, April 16th

The World Golf Hall of Fame at World Golf Village will host its 12th annual Easter Festival on Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. The festival will include breakfast with the Easter Bunny, egg hunts, IMAX movies and other family-friendly activities. Admission to the event is $12 per person and includes breakfast, all activities and a ticket to the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater. Children under the age of 3 are free, but must be registered. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Today: Keepers of the Coast 5th Annual Sea Turtle Festival

Today: Keepers of the Coast 5th Annual Sea Turtle Festival

Please join Keepers of the Coast as we welcome the return of our nesting sea turtles to the beaches of North east Florida. The 5th annual festival is being held at the St. Johns County Fishing Pier Pavilion in St. Augustine Beach, Florida today April 16, 2011 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  

Local Band Penguin Teeth Kicks Off Rhythm and Ribs Festival April 15

Local Band Penguin Teeth Kicks Off  Rhythm and Ribs Festival April 15

Local youth band Penguin Teeth will kick off this years Rhythm and Ribs festival to be held Friday, April 15, through Sunday, April 17, at the St. Francis Field in St. Augustine.  Penguin Teeth are scheduled to play from 5:00 to 6:30 pm on Friday evening and will perform their classic rock/blues style music of both electric and acoustic pieces.  The band is comprised of St. Augustine teens Bjorn-James Hanrahan, Christian Powers, both 15, and Evan Ellison, 14.   

Relay for Life of Pedro Menendez Scheduled this Weekend

Relay for Life of Pedro Menendez Scheduled this Weekend

The 2011 Relay for Life of Pedro Menendez is scheduled for this weekend in Veteran's Memorial Stadium at Pedro Menendez High School. More that 308 participants on 25 community teams have spent the last several days, weeks and months raising money for the American Cancer Society.

The Relay starts on Saturday with a Survivors Lap, an inspirational time when survivors are invited to circle the track together and help everyone celebrate the victories that were achieved over cancer. After dark, participants honor people who have been touched by cancer and remember loved ones lost to the disease during the Luminaria Ceremony. Candles are lit inside bags filled with sand, each one bearing the name of a person touched by cancer.

Historic Weapons Training Course to be offered at Castillo de San Marcos NM

The Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas National Monuments need volunteer gunners! The National Park Service invites you to attend the School of 18th Century Artillery at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument on Saturday, April 16th and Sunday April 17, 2011.  This course provides the training necessary for certification in firing cannons for the public at the Castillo and Fort Matanzas National Monuments. These cannon demonstrations are presented every weekend with the help of a large and vital volunteer force.