State Parks Waive Entrance Fees for Veterans Day

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service will offer free day-use entrance to Florida State Parks on Thursday, November 11, 2010.

In honor of the services and sacrifices of United States veterans, their families and communities, day-use entrance to all of Florida State Parks will be waived to park visitors on Veterans Day. This offer does not include Skyway Fishing Pier State Park.

For more information on Florida’s state parks or Veterans Day event details visit www.floridastateparks.org or www.twitter.com/FLStateParks.   

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FWC Seeks Input on Possible Changes to Red Drum Rules

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is continuing a series of public workshops to review its analysis of the latest red drum (redfish) stock assessment and discuss possible red drum rule changes.

The FWC wants to hear what people think about its proposals to create regional management areas for red drum and raise the daily bag limit from one fish to two per person in northern Florida.  The Commission also wants to receive comment on possible red drum rule changes in southeastern Florida.

Whole Foods First Friday Wine & Beer Tasting

Whole Foods invites you join us on the First Friday of every month for a free organic wine and beer tasting and networking event. For our November Mixer, we are meeting on Friday, November 5 at the Lifestyle Center which is located inside the Whole Foods Market in Mandarin.

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.