Companies Giving More Holiday Parties and Perks This Year

Companies Giving More Holiday Parties and Perks This Year

The economic scrooge may be loosening its grip on holiday cheer in the office as employers indicate their intent to offer more holiday perks (bonuses, parties, gifts) than last year. The nationwide CareerBuilder survey was conducted between August 17 and September 2, 2010 and included more than 3,600 workers and more than 2,600 employers.

Looking for Information About an Orangedale Incident

Detectives with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit are investigating a suspicious incident that occurred early Saturday evening in Orangedale. Deputies responded to the area shortly after 6:00 p.m. when the suspicious incident was


St. Augustine Police Car Rear-ended by DUI Suspect

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A woman at the wheel of a car that rear-ended a patrol car in St. Augustine has been arrested by police on suspicion of drunken driving.

The crash happened on A1A Beach Blvd. in St. Augustine around 2 a.m.

According to investigators at the scene, the woman's mother, apparently concerned about her daughter's welfare, called the St. Johns County Sheriff's office for help.  The SJSO turned to the St. Augustine Police Department for assistance.  Shortly after a BOLO report went out, a police officer saw a woman driving at a high rate of speed down the road.

The officer turned around to catch up to the driver.

The driver turned a corner and slammed into the back of another patrol car near Santander Street, just outside of Anastasia State Park.

Include One of Marineland’s Dolphins in Your Family Holiday Photo!

Marineland is happy to announce the opportunity to capture a treasured family photograph to send to all your friends and relatives for the holidays.  This special program is available from November 9th through December 18th and will take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:15 AM, 12:00 noon, and 2:00 PM.  Reservations are suggested as there are limited opportunities per time period.  Santa hats will be available for purchase if desired or bring your own props. (No pets allowed.)  You will receive one 8 x 10 photo and a CD with the image(s) taken for a charge of $25 plus tax.  General Admission is required. Reservations can be made by calling 904-471-1111 Ext 116 or go directly to the reservations page of the website

Haunt Nights: Northeast Florida’s Newest Haunted Attraction at the Adventure Landing Jax Beach

Adventure Landing has announced that they will be hosting a multi-day haunted event called HAUNT NIGHTS.  Haunt Nights is Northeast Florida’s newest haunted attraction and will debut at the Adventure Landing’s Jacksonville Beach location on Friday, October 9th.  Haunt Nights will continue on select dates through October 31.  A complete operating schedule is available by clicking this link:

Haunt Nights features two unique attractions:

The GhostHunters Are on the Case Again!

Members of that hit TV show on the Sy-Fy Network will again be leading a paranormal investigation Friday September 24 through the Castle Warden in the Nation's Oldest City.  It will part of two investigations in two nights at two different Ripley's museums, as TAPS also travels to the Ripley's in Orlando the following night.