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Around the Region: Iconic TV stars help Ayla's Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue

Posted: May 12, 2014 - 2:21pm  |  Updated: May 13, 2014 - 10:18am
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Cindy Williams and Eddie Mekka from "Laverne & Shirley" days.
Cindy Williams and Eddie Mekka from "Laverne & Shirley" days.

BAKER

County 4H recognized

The County Commission recognized 4H and Baker County Extension workers last week with a resolution on the 100th anniversary of Florida’s cooperative agricultural extension. “I just wanted you all to know how much we appreciate the work you do and its impact on the community,” Chairman Jimmy Anderson said.

 

BEACHES

25 years for Oceanside Rotary

Oceanside Rotary, a Beaches club whose motto is service above self, celebrates its 25-year anniversary at a Tuesday morning breakfast meeting, 7:30 a.m., Casa Marina, 691 First St. N., Jacksonville Beach. For more, call (904) 219-0712.

 

ORANGE PARK

Blanding resurfacing begins

Construction began Monday on a resurfacing project on Blanding Boulevard from Kingsley Avenue to Knight Boxx Road. In addition to paving, the nearly five-mile resurfacing project includes drainage and sidewalk repairs, improving sidewalk ramps and traffic signal upgrades. Northbound Blanding closures may occur 8 p.m.-5 a.m. and southbound 9 p.m.-7 a.m.

 

CLAY

Mercy Network monthly meeting

Mercy Support Services will have its monthly meeting 10 a.m. Thursday at The Salvation Army, 2795 Clay County Road 220, Middleburg. The topics will be medical and mental health services, pregnancy crisis intervention and women’s health. For more, (904) 297-4052.

 

PENNEY FARMS

Forest Service and Belmont history

Beth Smith of Jennings State Park will be the guest speaker 7 p.m. Thursday at the Penney Farms Historical Society meeting at Town Hall, 4100 Clark Ave. Smith will discuss the history of the Florida Forest Service and Belmont State Forest. For more (904) 529-9078.

 

FERNANDINA BEACH

Parks and Rec goes over budget/master plan

The city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee meets at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center at 2500 Atlantic Ave. Among the agenda items are the 2014/2015 budget and a master plan update.

 

NASSAU

Police Memorial Week

The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Highway Patrol and Fernandina Beach Police Department will host a joint Police Memorial Week event at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Sheriff’s Office at 76001 Bobby Moore Circle in Yulee. The ceremony will honor those who have died in the line of duty.

 

FERNANDINA BEACH

Chamber music festival concerts

The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival has concerts this week. The free Beth Newdome Fellowship Artists Showcase is at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Savannah Grand of Amelia Island at 1900 Amelia Trace Court. Members of the former Guarneri String Quartet perform at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 801 Atlantic Ave. (tickets are $45.) And the Beth Newdome Fellowship Artists performs free at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Historic Nassau County Courthouse at 416 Centre St. For more, aicmf.com.

 

PALATKA

Blue Crab pre-party

Friday is the next monthly Downtown Street Party and celebrates the Blue Crab Festival. In addition to food and drinks, there’ll be the Red River Band, an open house at the Art League’s Tilghman House and the animated movie “Brave!” on the courthouse lawn. The party is on the 300 block of St. Johns Avenue.

 

ST. AUGUSTINE

Lincolnville talk: an artist’s perspective

Award-wining artist Rosamond Parrish will give a brown-bag lunch presentation about Lincolnville noon-1 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St. The talk features images and anecdotes from her illustrated book “Lincolnville: A Sketchbook Journal of St. Augustine’s Historic Neighborhood.” For reservations, call (904) 824-2310. A $5 donation is requested to benefit the new TOUCH St. Augustine Art Garden.

 

ST. AUGUSTINE

TV stars help pet adoption center

Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue hosts Casino Night on the Plaza with TV stars Cindy Williams and Eddie Mekka (“Laverne & Shirley”) at 7 p.m. Friday at Treasury on the Plaza at 24 Cathedral Place in St. Augustine. Tickets are $50 at Ayla’s Attic Thrift Shop at 300 S. Ponce de Leon Blvd. or via email at info@aylasacres.org, For more, aylasacres.org.

 
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