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Hurricane Safety Notes From the St. Augustine Police Department

Hurricane Safety Notes From the St. Augustine Police Department

Hurricane season starts in June and runs through November.  When a hurricane strikes it can be accompied by tragedy if you are not prepared.  There are few things you can do to be ready if a hurricane is coming toward the northeast coast of Florida.

St. Johns County Health Dept. Warns of Risks Associated With Wildfire Smoke

 

The St. Johns County Health Department and the Florida Department of Health (DOH) caution citizens that wildfire smoke is a respiratory irritant that can cause scratchy throat or irritated eyes and nose.  Smoke can also worsen conditions such as asthma and other chronic respiratory or lung conditions.

Zoo Camp at The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Starts Soon!

Zoo Camp at The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Starts Soon!

This month, The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park kicks off its 2011 season of summer Zoo Camps for kids. Zoo Camp sessions will run from June 20th through August 12th and will offer kids opportunities to enjoy fun, safe, engaging activities and interactions with animals. Camp topics include “Bird Nerds,” “Outback Adventure,” and a “Zoo Dunnit” mystery camp!

Pulmonologist from St. Vincent's Warns of Health Effects from Wildfire Smoke

Pulmonologist from St. Vincent's Warns of Health Effects from Wildfire Smoke

Phyisicans at St. Vincent's Medical Center are warning people about the health effects of the smoke from recent wildfires.  Doctors say they are seeing a rise in the number of patients complaining about irritation from smoke.

Pulmonologist Dr. Thomas Szwed, who works at St. Vincent's Medical Center, says people exercising outdoors may feel the effects.

St. Johns County School District Summer Food Service Program

St. Johns County School District Summer Food Service Program

The St. Johns County School District will once again be participating in the Summer Food Service Program for Children June 13 through August 5.

Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available.

Father’s Day Weekend at World Golf Village

Father’s Day Weekend at World Golf Village

The World Golf Village will be hosting family-friendly events throughout Father’s Day weekend. Vettes at the Village drives in on Saturday, June 18 and the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum will be offering free admission and special event activities on Sunday, June 19.

Is a Teen Paint Party Too Risque?

Is a Teen Paint Party Too Risque?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Paint parties have been popular with college kids for years, but now local promoters are marketing them to teens.

A company called "TeenGlow" will host the first even teenage paint party on June 12th, and some First Coast parents don't like the idea.  

"Who is really going to know what's going on behind those closed doors," asked Todd Moline, a concerned father.

He did some research about the paint parties after his 16-year-old daughter posted online about the one coming up here in Jacksonville.

"It's just too young, too young to be in that type of atmosphere. It's almost like a rave type atmosphere, bringing them in to the bar scene," said Moline.

Looking through the pictures posted on the TeenGlow website, Moline says he was appalled they're marketing this type of party to teens.