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 HILLIARD

DAYSPRING VILLAGE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Dayspring Village is seeking Secret Santa volunteers to help share the gift of Christmas with its 110 residents. Dayspring is a mental health assisted-living facility designed to serve the needs of adults with schizophrenia and schizo-affective disorders. Call or email Janet Adkins at (904) 316-2008 or janet@dayspringvillage.org or her assistants at (904) 845-7501 or star@dayspringvillage.org and stephanie@dayspringvillage.org.

2 BAKER

'TOOLS TO QUIT' SMOKING

The Northeast Florida Area Health Education Center is offering a free tobacco cessation class 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Baker County Health Department, 480 W. Lowder St. in Macclenny. The "Tools to Quit" class will include four weeks' worth of nicotine replacement therapy, funded by a settlement in a national lawsuit against tobacco companies. Participants must register by calling (904) 482-0189.

3 ORANGE PARK

OFFICER A LIFESAVER

Orange Park police officer Brian Lapointe received a Life-Saving Award from the American Police Hall of Fame. He was honored for saving a woman who was trapped beneath a commercial lawn mower when it fell down the bank of the St. Johns River and became entangled in vines on May 30 in the 800 block of River Road.

4 CLAY

J.P. HALL CHRISTMAS

Monetary donations are needed for the 32nd annual J.P. Hall Children's Charities Christmas Party for children 14 and younger. Toys will be handed out 8 a.m.-noon Dec. 21 at the Clay County Fairgrounds, 2497 W. Florida 16, Green Cove Springs. Financial donations may be sent to P.O. Box 395, Green Cove Springs, FL, 32043 or jphallcharities.com.

5 FRUIT COVE

NEW FLORIDA 13 SIDEWALK

Pedestrians will soon be able to take advantage of a new section of sidewalk along Florida 13 from Holly Berry Lane to Roberts Road. …

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