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Father's Day Pet Adoption Specials at Animal Care & Protective Services

Father's Day Pet Adoption Specials at Animal Care & Protective Services

In honor of all the great dads across Jacksonville, the city's Animal Care & Protective Services Division is offering pet adoption specials for male dogs and cats throughout June. All male pets will be available for adoption for only $20, which covers the license fee.  That could mean a savings of up to $80 off regular adoption fees.  All animals adopted from Animal Care & Protective Services have been screened for heartworms, spayed/neutered, microchipped and given an initial checkup and shots, including the rabies vaccine.

Even Monday's Rain Can't Squelch Raging Wildfires

Even Monday's Rain Can't Squelch Raging Wildfires

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Parts of the First Coast got some much-needed rain Monday, but the Division of Forestry said that even this wet weather hasn't been able to tame the wildfires raging in several counties.

According to DOF spokesperson Annaleasa Winter, the heaviest rain hit in areas, like Southside and Mandarin, that don't have any fires burning.

In fact, Winter said it's possible that lightning strikes from the storms coming though the area Monday may have started some new fires.

DOF investigators believe the lightning is to blame for fires along County Road 209 and near the Dee Dot Ranch on the Southside.

Pulmonologist from St. Vincent's Warns of Health Effects from Wildfire Smoke

Pulmonologist from St. Vincent's Warns of Health Effects from Wildfire Smoke

Phyisicans at St. Vincent's Medical Center are warning people about the health effects of the smoke from recent wildfires.  Doctors say they are seeing a rise in the number of patients complaining about irritation from smoke.

Pulmonologist Dr. Thomas Szwed, who works at St. Vincent's Medical Center, says people exercising outdoors may feel the effects.

High Tides at Huguenot Memorial Park May Impact Weekend Access

Huguenot Memorial Park visitors are advised to call the park office at (905) 251-3335 or visit www.jaxparks.com before visiting the park over the weekend to determine current tidal conditions expected during peak hours.

Jacksonville Beach Summer Jazz Concert Series-Cool Sounds on Hot Summer Nights

Jacksonville Beach Summer Jazz Concert Series-Cool Sounds on Hot Summer Nights

The Summer is FINALLY here!! Looking for a way to beat the heat? Then come cool yourslef down at the beach and enjoy the smooth sounds of  national recording artists and regional performers one Sunday each month. Each of the concerts will be held on the following dates:

  • June 12th
  • July 10th
  • August 14th

The concerts will be held at the Seawalk Pavilion on Sunday evenings from 5pm - 9pm. For more information visit www.jaxbeachjazz.com

Moonlight Movie Series

Moonlight Movie Series

Looking for somewhere to go on a Friday night? Then grab a blanket, a pillow, and that special person and come to the beach and enjoy a movie under the stars. What better way could you enjoy a good movie?? The dates for upcoming movie nights are:

  • May, 27th
  • June 3rd
  • june 10th

Come out and enjoy the mild weather, fresh air, and classic movies on Friday evenings from 9-11 p.m. at the Seawalk Pavilion

Wildfire Danger High this Memorial Day Weekend

Wildfire Danger High this Memorial Day Weekend

The Florida Division of Forestry at the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, issued a warning today about the wildfire danger leading in to Memorial Day weekend.  The danger of wildfire is very high throughout Florida due to lack of rain, low humidity and windy conditions.