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2014-06-05 23:16:00

An NJIT professor is the leader of a design team that won $125 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to protect Nassau County’s South Shore from storm surges and rising sea levels. Newark, N.J. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 An NJIT professor is the leader of a design team that won $125 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to protect Nassau County’s South Shore from storm surges and rising sea levels. Georgeen Theodore, an...

2013-07-19 23:02:55

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare, based in Yulee, FL, has named four new board members who bring new expertise and experience to the non-profit, volunteer board. Yulee, FL (PRWEB) July 19, 2013 Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare has named four new members to its Board of Directors, succeeding previous members with expiring terms. The new board members are Leigh Coulter Beal, Josh Martin, Deputy Chief Mark Foxworth and Lt. CID Dave Griffith. The voluntary board oversees the...

2012-09-18 23:00:33

The Community First Hale & Hearty 7K Race Series Expands to Fernandina Beach for 2013 Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) September 18, 2012 The Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida is expanding the Community First Hale & Hearty 7K race series to Fernandina Beach on March 16, 2013. The Community First Hale & Hearty 7K in Riverside/Avondale will continue on June 1, 2013. Please mark your calendars for these dates: March 16, 2013:     Community First Hale...

2011-01-10 00:00:52

Island Sport Court of Nassau County to Unveil Game Court at Long Island Spring Home and Hot Tub Show Massapequa, NY (PRWEB) January 8, 2011 The backyards of Nassau County will soon be enjoying an athletic upgrade. Island Sport Court of Nassau County will be giving a first look at its game court this weekend at the Long Island Spring Home Show at Farmingdale State College. The three-day Home Show will feature a game court and basketball hoop, giving attendees the opportunity to test out...

2008-10-06 18:00:19

By AMELIA A. HART FERNANDINA BEACH - Almost two years after the Nassau County Commission rezoned a portion of Crane Island to allow for greater development, a suit challenging that decision is going to trial. The non-jury trial is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the historic Nassau County Courthouse on Centre Street before Circuit Judge Brian J. Davis. At issue is the commission's Oct. 30, 2006, approval of a Planned Use Development on Crane Island. At stake is a proposed...

2008-09-16 18:00:17

Back to the airport battle The four-year-long legal battle between McGill Aviation and Fernandina Beach may end soon as an arbitrator is giving them one last shot to come to an agreement before he settles the dispute for them, City Attorney Tammi Bach said Tuesday. McGill Aviation, which runs the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, alleged in 2004 that the city took portions of the land it leases from the city without adjusting its rent. McGill claimed its lease with the city requires...

2008-09-08 18:00:31

By Amelia A. Hart A foundation funded by the sale of Keep Kids Drug Free specialty license plates has awarded its first grant to the Nassau County School District. The $5,000 donation from the Gateway Community Services Keep Kids Drug Free Foundation will fund a contest for third-, fourth- and fifth-graders in each Nassau County public school to create posters with an anti-drug message, just in time for Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 18- 26. Awards will be made for the top three posters at each...

2008-09-02 18:00:13

By WENDI ZONGKER The water just kept rising. Tropical Storm Fay dumped almost 20 inches of rain in Hilliard. And the swollen St. Marys River crested in Macclenny Monday at just over 21 feet, according to Nassau County Emergency Management. The waters began receding Wednesday with the National Weather Service reporting flood levels at just under 19 feet Thursday. Flood stage is 12 feet. In Boulogne, it rained for 18 hours at the St. Marys River Fish Camp, owner Steve Beck said. Power was...

2008-08-28 18:00:44

By WENDI ZONGKER FCCJ professor to sit on Nassau board A Florida Community College at Jacksonville math professor is the newest member of the Nassau County School Board. Donna Martin, 52, defeated business owner Dave Mazur, 50, for the seat vacated by Janet Adkins, who won the primary election for District 12 state representative. Martin said she is honored and excited to be a member of the School Board. She said she will settle in and get to know the current School Board members...

2008-08-26 21:00:20

By AMELIA A. HART FERNANDINA BEACH - A proposal to annex 53 oceanfront properties off South Fletcher Avenue is shaping up as a referendum on beach driving. A divided City Commission voted 3-2 Tuesday night to approve an ordinance that would put a petition to annex 14.27 acres south of the city limits and north of Peters Point Park on the Nov. 4 general election ballot. Because referendums for that election need to be filed with the state by Thursday, the City Commission has scheduled a...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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