Community Spirit

World Golf Hall of Fame Fall Putting Classic

Saturday and Sunday: November 13-14

Golfers are invited to participate in the inaugural Fall Putting Classic Nov. 13-14 for a chance to win more than $3,000 in prizes. Qualifying rounds will begin Saturday, Nov. 13 followed by a complimentary reception at the Hall of Fame's Challenge Hole where Sunday qualifiers will be announced and teams will have a chance at a closest-to-the-pin contest. The registration fee for this event is $35 per person which includes greens fee, a goody bag and entry to the reception. The field will be limited to 72 teams. Plus, active duty, reserve and retired military personnel receive free admission to the World Golf Hall of Fame and a round of golf on the putting course -- simply download the free admission form from the website. The World Golf Hall of Fame is located at One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. For more information, visit www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.

Habitat for Humanity of St. Johns County Plans Women Build

As part of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program, the St. Johns County affiliate and a crew of women volunteers and sponsors will break ground to begin construction on a new home for the Watkins family in late January 2011.  The home will be sponsored by the Scheidel Foundation.

Free Shredding Event, Dec. 2nd

To celebrate our one year anniversary, we're co-sponsoring a free community shredding event! This event, co-sponsored by Shredding Source, will be held in the parking lot of Pack 'n Post Express on SR 16, Dec. 2, 1 - 3:00pm.  It is open to the entire community.

Adoption . . . A Perfect Fit Fashion Show, Nov 13th

In celebration of National Adoption Month, Family Support Services of North Florida (FSS) is shining the spotlight on adopting children from foster care by hosting a fashion show, Adoption . . . A Perfect Fit, on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. in the Avenues Mall, 10300 Southside Blvd. More than 20 local foster children available for adoption will model fall fashions on the lower level of the mall, in front of Sears.

Habitat for Humanity Needs Volunteers

Habitat for Humanity needs skilled volunteers to help answer calls, greet visitors, and assist in other administrative functions in the office.  Call 904.826.3252 ext. 2007 for more information.

Sea Turtle Nesting Season has Ended

St. Johns County officials have announced that sea turtle nesting season has officially ended. Although October 31st marked the traditional end of the season, St. Johns County extended the season until the last four turtle nests hatched, in compliance with the County’s Habitat Conservation Plan.

The 2010 season was record-breaking for St. Johns County, with a total of 902 turtle nests on the 41 miles of beaches. This is the most since the County began keeping records in 1988. By comparison, last year the total was 270 nests, and the average prior to this year was 255. Beaches throughout Florida saw an increase in turtle nests, but officials are unsure what caused the increase. Data from more than one year will be needed to make any conclusions.

Proposed Church Cell Tower Causes Conflict

Mr. Jones of Julington Creek Plantation wrote to us about, the River of Life Church, a ministry he describes as, "set up in a couple of double wide trailers off of Racetrack Road." The River of Life Church  wants the St. Johns Zoning Board to approve a cell tower, in the shape of a cross to be erected on their land.