Sports & Recreation


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – LA Fitness is pleased to announce that it will open four new health clubs in the Jacksonville, Fla., area this October. The locations of the clubs, which the company selected based on accessibility and convenience, are at Atlantic and Kernan; University Drive and St. Augustine Boulevard in Lakewood; Blanding Boulevard at 9A in Orange Park; and Atlantic Boulevard and Penman Road in Atlantic Beach. Presale memberships are now available for all four locations. 

No excuses; Get Outdoors Florida!


School is out! All across Florida, students looking for summer activities. No wonder so many national programs highlight the fun of getting outdoors. June has the most daylight hours and the longest day of the year, providing plenty of opportunity for families and friends to enjoy nature and each other.

License-free saltwater, freshwater fishing fun coming next week


The first week of June is National Fishing and Boating Week. This year, start and end the week’s festivities by taking advantage of one of Florida’s license-free fishing days. Saltwater recreational anglers can fish without a license on June 2 and freshwater recreational fishers on June 9. There couldn’t be a better time to get out on the water and try your hand at some of Florida’s fine fishing on these two Saturdays.

FWC reminds boaters to boat smart, safely


Because Memorial Day weekend, which kicks off summer activities, is right around the corner, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds all boaters in Florida to rededicate themselves to boating safely.

3rd Annual Spring-4-A-Cure Relay slated for March 24

3rd Annual Spring-4-A-Cure Relay slated for March 24

This year’s Spring 4-A-Cure 5K Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, March 24, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The race will begin and end at the St. Augustine Shores Riverview Club.

All proceeds from entry fees will be donated to the American Cancer Society. The race is being sponsored by the Mason Manatee Relay for Life team.

Awards will be given to the overall female and male winners. Recognition will also be given to the top three finishers in various age categories. Ample parking will be provided for all participants.

The course is scenic, safe, well marked, and has drink stations. You can preregister online by going to

Mail-in registration forms are also available online by going to