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Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Around the Region

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Got something you'd like to share about your community? Send news-related tips to Times-Union suburban writer Jim Schoettler at jim.schoettler@jacksonville.com or (904) 359-4385.

FERNANDINA BEACH

STREET PERFORMER AMENDMENT HEARING DELAYED

A controversial amendment to the city's street performer ordinance appears to be on life support after the City Commission Tuesday delayed a second public hearing and vote until June 4. The amendment would prohibit performances in the two pocket parks in the downtown business district, which is otherwise off-limits to such activity. It would allow performances elsewhere. Performers would have to have $300,000 in insurance and continue paying $300 for annual permits. The commission agreed it wanted to avoid controversy similar to that which led to costly legal battles fought in St. Augustine several years ago.

NASSAU

FREE CLASS FRIDAY ON PALM MAINTENANCE

Palm tree enthusiasts rejoice! County extension agents Rebecca Jordi and Larry Figart, who are certified arborists, will hold a free class on palm maintenance Friday. Topics include: general biology of palms - cold hardy varieties - planting and fertilization; common palm diseases and nutrient deficiencies; outdoor demonstration of proper pruning and fruit stalk removal; and staking. The free class will be from 9 a.m. to noon at the James S. Page Governmental Complex in Yulee. For more, call the Extension office at (904) 879-1019.

GREEN COVE SPRINGS

TRAVELING VIETNAM WALL IN TOWN FOR WEEKEND

A traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall will be at the Green Cove Springs Junior High School football field from Thursday through Monday. The display is a 3/5 scale of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington. It's 6 feet tall at the center and covers almost 300 feet from end to end. There will be a ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday to honor Vietnam veterans and their families. Lawn chairs are suggested. The Green Cove Springs Junior High Beta Club is coordinating the event. …

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