Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Around the Region

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Around the Region

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Do you have something to share about your community outside Jacksonville? Send news-related tips to Scott Butler at scott.butler@jacksonville.com or (904) 359-4566.

1 BEACHES

WWII 'ROAD TO VICTORY' ON DISPLAY

Coinciding with Veterans Day, replicas of World War II planes, ships, vehicles and trains will be on display through Nov. 30 at the Beaches branch library, 600 Third St., Neptune Beach. "The Road to Victory in World War II by Land, Sea and Air" exhibit also includes a salute to America's first Medal of Honor recipients and Korean War veterans.

2 BEACHES

MARSHFEST SHOWS OFF HIDDEN GEM

Dutton Island Preserve I and II near Mayport will be the scene for Marshfest 2013 for free kayak tours, music, ranger-led hikes, hands-on environmental exhibits, a fish fry fundraiser, fun run, a play about manatees and more. It'll be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. The park is east of 793 W. Dutton Island Road. For more, go to timucuantrailparksfoundation.org.

3 CLAY

CHAMBER NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY

The Clay County Chamber of Commerce will have its inaugural Bridge to Bridge council networking meeting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Taps Bar and Grill, 1605 County Road 220, No. 145, Orange Park. The cost is $12. To register, go toclaychamber.com, email Margie.thomas@bbvacompass.com or call (904) 564-8138.

4 CLAY

VIA RAISES SCHOLARSHIP MONEY

The historic Village Improvement Association raised about $3,000 for its annual scholarship program benefiting Clay High School students. About 220 people attended the Nov. 2 gala that featured the Clay County Community Band at the Clay County Council on Aging Ballroom.

5 CLAY

BUSINESSES LAUNCH FOOD DRIVE

J.A. Long Design Builders has launched its annual food drive for the Clay County Food Pantry. The custom home-building company has partnered with 18 businesses and will be accepting nonperishable food, cash, checks and gift card donations through Dec. …

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