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 tips to Scott Butler at scott.butler@jacksonville.com or (904) 359-4566.

1 BAKER

SUMMER JOBS FOR TEENS

The Data Busters program at the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency is accepting applications from teens looking to land a summer job. Besides being paired with a job, the program also offers training in computers, resume writing and money management. Applications are due by Monday at the 84 W. Lowder St. office in Macclenny. For more, (904) 259-4481.

2 NASSAU

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP ELDERLY

ElderSource, a nonprofit organization that works to empower elders to age with dignity and independence, is recruiting volunteers in Nassau County to help residents become better informed about their Medicare choices. The three-day training and orientation is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday at the Nassau County Council on Aging, 1367 S. 18th St., Fernandina Beach. For more, (888) 242-4464.

3 PENNEY FARMS

PENNEY GALA DINNER AND AUCTION

The Penney Retirement Community, 3495 Hoffman St., will host a gala dinner and silent auction beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday as part of its inaugural Family and Friends Weekend. Proceeds will support special programs and services for needy residents. For more,(904) 531-7032.

4 ORANGE PARK

SCHOOL HELPS ANIMAL SHELTER

Plantation Oaks Elementary School recently had a contest to see which class could donate the most items to Safe Animal Shelter, a no-kill shelter for homeless dogs and cats in Middleburg. The school collected about 3,000 items including food, blankets and cleaning supplies, and was led by the kindergarten class.

5 NEPTUNE BEACH

NEIGHBORHOOD GRANTS

The deadline to submit neighborhood grant applications to Full Service Schools of Jacksonville is 5 p.m. Monday. Applications are available from the Beaches Resource Center, 700 Seagate Ave., Neptune Beach. The grants are for programs and services to increase student and family success. For more, (904) 270-8200.

6 CLAY

ST. JOHNS RIVER CELEBRATION RESULTS

A total of 226 volunteers removed 4,480 pounds of litter from Clay County waters and roadways during the 2014 St. …

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