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 BEACHES

MUSEUM HOURS EXTENDED

Beaches Museum and History Park will be open until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays throughout December. For more, (904) 241-5657.

2 BEACHES

HANUKKAH IN ATLANTIC BEACH

Hanukkah will be celebrated at the Adele Grage Community Center, 785 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22. It is hosted by Chabad at the Beaches. For more, chabadbeaches.com

3 CLAY

FREE MEAL TO MILITARY FAMILIES

Operation Homefront Southeast will host a free "Holiday Meal for Military Families" giveaway from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at Holiday Inn & Suites, 620 Wells Road, Orange Park. For more, operationhomefront.net.

4 CLAY

FARM EARNS TOP CERTIFICATION

S and K Farms in Melrose recently became the first Clay County farm to earn Animal Welfare Approved Certification for its sustainable agriculture methods and care of its goat herd. The certification and related food label recognizes that the goats are raised in accordance with the highest animal welfare standards in the United States and Canada using sustainable agriculture methods on an independent family farm. For more, animalwelfareapproved.org.

5 CLAY

CRAFT BREWERY PART OF JAX ALE TRAIL

Pinglehead Brewing Co., based at Brewer's Pizza, 14-B Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, is featured in the Jax Ale Trail, which is a campaign by Visit Jacksonville promoting the Jacksonville and area craft breweries. For more, visitjacksonville.com.

6 FERNANDINA BEACH

BUSY CITY COMMISSION MEETING

The City Commission meets at 5 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 204 Ash St., to hold its reorganizational meeting. It will administer oaths of office to incoming City Commissioners Robin C. Lentz and Tim Poynter and Mayor Ed Boner and appoint commissioners to committees. Its regular meeting at 6 p.m. includes approval of budget amendments, appointments to the Planning Advisory Board, Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and Fire and Police Pension Plan Advisory Board. …

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