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 aroundtheregion@jacksonville.com or call (904) 359-4450.

1 ATLANTIC BEACH

ATLANTIC BEACH VETERAN HONORED

The French medal of Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honor will be bestowed on retired U.S. Army Col. Thomas R. Cross, a resident of Fleet Landing in Atlantic Beach, by French Consul General Philippe Letrilliat and Francois Kloc, honorary counsul in Jacksonville, at 2 p.m. Sunday at Johnson Hall Auditorium at the retirement community, 1 Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach.

2 JACKSONVILLE BEACH

MOOSE LODGE TRICK-OR-TREAT

Jacksonville Beach Moose Lodge 1558 will be holding a Kids "Safe Trick or Treat" 5-8 p.m. Friday at 10 Eighth St. N. Tables will be set up for kids to receive candy donated by the members. All children 12 and under, escorted by an adult, are invited. This is open to the Beaches community and area residents.

3 GREEN COVE SPRINGS

NOVEMBER BUSINESS LEAGUE MEETING

The next Green Cove Springs Business League Meeting will be 6 p.m. Monday at the Green Cove Springs Police Station, 1001 Idlewild Ave. For more, GCSBL.com.

4 BEACHES

TALK ON FINDING FORT CAROLINE

State Rep. Lake Ray (right) will discuss "Finding Fort Caroline" at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Beaches Museum and History Park, 381 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach. For more, beachesmuseum.org.

5 NASSAU

'ADOPT-A-FAMILY' DONATIONS NEEDED

The Nassau County Volunteer Center has begun its 25th annual Holiday "Adopt-a-Family" program, which lets residents, businesses, churches, civic and other organizations make the holidays happier for those in need. The holiday gift-giving program helps clients from the Barnabas Center, Head Start programs, Family Support Services and the Council on Aging. Donations of gift cards, clothing or toys are needed. To get involved, call the Volunteer Center at (904) 261-2771 or stop by its office at 1303 Jasmine St. in Fernandina Beach.

6 FERNANDINA BEACH

ARTS AND CULTURE MEETING SET

Arts and Culture Nassau meets 6 p. …

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