Freedom Boat Club and Julington Creek Marina host third annual Boat-A-Bration on Oct. 17

Freedom Boat Club and Julington Creek Marina host third annual Boat-A-Bration on Oct. 17

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Freedom Boat Club and Julington Creek Marina will once again team up to host a customer-appreciation Boat-A-Bration on Oct. 17, from 1-5 p.m.

     It is the second year that Julington Creek Marina, located at 12807 San Jose Blvd., in Jacksonville, is hosting the event.  Organizers expect up to 150 boats at this year’s gathering. In its first year in 2013, 90 boats took part.

    ‘This is just a great way for us to thank our members for their support and to get together with the folks from Julington Creek Marina,” said Lisa Almeida, of Freedom Boat Club. “It is a fun event for everyone.”

     The 2015 Boat-A-Bration will feature a raft-up, live music on a floating stage provided by the Big Jeff Band.

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St. Augustine double murder suspect in custody

St. Augustine double murder suspect in custody

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Hours before his wife and a family friend were shot to death inside a South Bellagio Drive home Thursday, a St. Augustine man suspected in their killing had been in court pleading no contest to violating an injunction for protection against domestic violence ordered by a judge last month, court records show.

Suspect in double murder of wife and friend in court hours before shooting

Suspect in double murder of wife and friend in court hours before shooting

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Hours before his wife and a family friend were shot to death inside a South Bellagio Drive home Thursday, a St. Augustine man suspected in their killing had been in court pleading no contest to violating an injunction for protection against domestic violence ordered by a judge last month, court records show.

Ebron charged in plot to escape from jail

Ebron charged in plot to escape from jail

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The chief suspect in the disappearance of 21-month-old Lonzie Barton faces new charges following his arrest for an alleged plot to escape from the Duval County Pretrial Detention Facility.

William “Ruben” Ebron, 32, is accused of concocting a plot to stash keys in his sock and mouth and then use them to slip out of his handcuffs, jump out of a jail van and escape in a getaway car, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office arrest report.

Investigators found out about the plan Monday when another inmate came forward with multiple recorded conversations detailing how Ebron allegedly planned to escape from custody. “Ebron directed the inmate to have the getaway car placed east of the jail,” the report said.

Ebron was arrested Thursday on charges of attempted escape from a jail, criminal conspiracy, unlawful possession of a concealed handcuff key, and smuggling contraband into a detention facility, all felonies, jail records show.

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The fleet is in! Come see the new boats at Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville and St. Augustine

The fleet is in! Come see the new boats at Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville and St. Augustine

 

Jacksonville, Fla., August 24, 2015 – Freedom Boat Club is at it again! They are living up to their promise of “new and improved” by adding brand new boats to their fleets at Julington Creek and St. Augustine.

 

Four new boats were recently delivered, three are heading to the Julington Creek Marina and one is going to Camachee Cove in St. Augustine. The boat heading to St. Augustine is a 2016 Key West 211DC Dual Console. It has a spacious bow and transom seats which can be removed to allow for offshore fishing.

 

Julington Creek is getting three of the new boats; a 2016 Hurricane Sundeck Sport 201, a 2016 Hurricane Sundeck 187, and a 2016 Sweetwater Premium 220 S1. Both of the Hurricanes are deck boats and offer a great boat for members to take family and friends out on the water. The Sweetwater Premium is a pontoon boat that offers fun in the sun with incredible comfort and style.

 

Freedom Boat Club takes Daniel kids out on the water

Freedom Boat Club takes Daniel kids out on the water

 

Jacksonville, Fla., August 4, 2015 – While it wasn’t exactly the day they had planned, the weather allowed a few hours of fun on the water for a group of young adults from the Daniel Foundation.  Freedom Boat Club, based at Julington Creek Marina, paired up with Daniel to award this group of eight young people with a boat trip.

 

Freedom Boat Club had planned to take them from Julington Creek Marina to Green Cove Springs and Cunningham Creek, but the weather altered those plans.  Instead, Captain Kloe took the group down Julington Creek and Durbin Creek, for a scenic ride to look at nature. The group saw a gator, lots of birds, and scenic waterway homes.

 

Freedom Boat Club honors member by naming fishing boat after him

Freedom Boat Club honors member by naming fishing boat after him

      It is the traditional way to honor a special person: You name something after them.     

      Babies are named for beloved family members or friends. Some restaurants and pubs honor their most favored customers by naming a particular dish or drink after them. Others people have bridges or roads named in their honor.

      Freedom Boat Club of Jacksonville and St. Augustine has come up with its own variation.