Community Collection Days Scheduled Throughout St. Johns County

Residents can safely dispose of hazardous waste, electronics and tires

St. Johns County Solid Waste Management will host several Community Collection Days throughout St. Johns County beginning on Saturday, November 6th. Community Collection Days are limited to St. Johns County residents only. Collection begins at 8am and ends at noon. Below is a list of dates and locations:

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Popular Manhattan Eatery Expands to the First Coast

On average, Americans consume 350 slices of pizza every second. That number is about in increase exponentially in Jacksonville with the opening of Libretto’s Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen.

McRib is Back!

Beginning today, the legendary McRib sandwich will be available at participating Northeast Florida McDonald’s restaurants until November 22. The McRib, a boneless pork patty dressed with fresh-slivered onions, dill pickle slices, tangy barbeque sauce and served on a toasted, golden-brown home-style bun, is known among customers for surfacing on select local menus for limited periods of time. 

674 Children in Need of Holiday Gifts

Episcopal Children’s Services is launching its annual Holiday Outreach program this week. With the help of the community, the program will provide 674 children and families in Clay, Baker, Bradford, Union, Nassau and Duval counties with Holiday gifts.

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Beards for Babies

For the next several months you may see some deputy sheriff’s sporting stubble on their faces. This isn’t a new fad, but a fundraiser within the Sheriff’s Office for the March of Dimes. For the fourth year in a row, St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar has allowed employees to sport beards with a donation of $50 each to the March of Dimes. The fundraiser will go through 31 January.

Veteran's Day Closings

All St. Johns County offices and St. Johns County Public Libraries will be closed on Thursday, November 11, 2010, in observance of Veteran’s Day. Normal hours at all locations will resume on Friday, November 12.

All garbage, yard debris and recycling in St. Johns County will be collected on its normal weekly schedule.

Family Fun Day at Marineland, November 27th

Save the Date! You and your family are invited to Marineland’s Dolphin Conservation Center on Saturday November 27th from 11 A.M. – 3 P.M. to enjoy an afternoon of fun and games.  A local band of young musicians known as “Penguin Teeth” will provide musical entertainment. Food will be provided by JT’s Seafood Shack.  Kid friendly games, crafts, educational activities, prizes, and of course DOLPHINS, will complete this afternoon of family fun.  Admission to Marineland is half price all day. Special activities will take place between 11 and 3.  We look forward to seeing you!