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Creating Visibility on Halloween is the Key to Child Safety

Creating Visibility on Halloween is the Key to Child Safety; Life+Gear Offers Tips to Increase Visibility

Dark streets, distracted motorists and lots of children walking around make Halloween one of the most dangerous pedestrian walking days of the year. Below are both facts and tips to help your viewers (and their children) have a safe Halloween.

Jacksonville Area Florida Department of Transportation Lane Closings

October 23 through October 29

I-10/I-95 interchange reconstruction project

Lanes and ramps will be closed nightly at various locations within the project limits from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Monday, October 25 through Friday, October 29.  Detour signs will be posted. The anticipated completion time for all work on this project is late 2010.

North Beachs' Art Walk

Third Thursday of each month!  5-9 pm. Beaches Town Center & Adele Grage

  • October 21
  • November 18 - Artisan Fair at Adele Grage!
  • December 16
  • January 20

Artists (local and northeast Florida) gather around the Beaches Town Center at Atlantic Blvd. and Ocean/First Streets. More than twenty locations feature artists and provide refreshments and music to the public. 

Make Adele Grage your first stop on the monthly North Beaches Art Walk. The artist reception is free and open to the public.  A limo is available from 6 to 9 pm. Current stops are Bali Cargo, Adele Grage, Pteropod, and Artistree. Free limo service to and from Beaches Town Center to Adele Grage Cultural Center, runs from 6:15 to 9 p.m.

Atlantic Beach Campout Under the Stars Oct 23

A Saturday Afternoon and Evening of Fun & Play

• Kayak tours – Dutton Island, 9:30 and 12 noon
• Morning bike tour of parks
• 2 pm – Kid Zone Bounce Houses, Ferris wheel, Train Rides
• C lown & Balloons with Sugar Plum
• 4 pm – Magic Show
• 5 pm – Working Warrior Fitness Fun
• 7 pm – Prince Pele Polynesian Dance
• 8 pm – Movie “How to Train a Dragon”

Campsites still $10.00

Reserve a campsite, pitch your tent and stay the night under the stars with family and friends. Free pancake breakfast for campers on Sunday am! Sites include a fire ring with wood for a campfire. Choose your site now at the Recreation Office, Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd.

DEADLINE for reservations is October 9th or until sold out. So reserve early. Visit for registration form, site map and schedule of events.

New Blood Perks Up Florida Panther Population

USA Today - By the early 1990s there were only 20 to 25 Florida panthers left out of what was once a large and thriving population – and those that remained were sickly and inbred, destined for extinction within 20 years, experts estimated. So in 1995 conservation managers moved eight wild-caught female pumas from Texas to the area – a reintroduction so successful that between 1995 and 2008 a total of 424 panther births have been documented.