East Palatka, FL

Meet exotic animals and learn about wildlife with Cool Zoo at Clay County’s Watermelon Fest

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — This weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the interactive and educational wildlife travel exhibit, which features hands-on encounters with exotic animals, will be visiting Green Cove Springs, Florida at the 2022 Watermelon Festival. Cool Zoo’s exhibit will feature a variety of exotic animals such as kangaroos, lemurs, alligators, snakes, parrots and more! Cool Zoo will also be sharing its most popular attraction, Mister Crab’s Hermit Crab encounter.
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Parkview Church Quilt Ministry Delivers Comfort on Many Levels

Palm Coast, FL – The popularity of quilting ebbs and flows but for some people it’s more than a trend. It’s a passion. Rhonda Stapleford has been quilting since the 1990’s, inspired by a friend who showed her how to do it. Starting with a double and a twin quilt for her daughters as her first project, Rhonda was ‘totally hooked’, and the self-taught quilter has been honing and sharing her skills ever since.

Protesters in St. Augustine respond to Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Protests continued Saturday in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling that overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Pro-abortion rights demonstrators gathered Saturday morning near the Bridge of Lions in St. Augustine in the wake of Friday’s 6 to 3 ruling, which now leaves it up to individual states to decide the legality of abortion.

The Daily Cartoon and Live Briefing: Saturday, June 25, 2022

Weather: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Tonight: Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Florida leaders, law enforcement create social pamphlet intended to improve community relationships

Central Florida community leaders and law enforcement officials announced a partnership Friday to help improve the relationship between law enforcement and marginalized communities. The Minority Elected Officials said during a press conference that they would begin distributing a new pamphlet that outlines how residents and law enforcement can better interact.

Denyse Bales-Chubb named President and CEO for AdventHealth Palm Coast

AdventHealth has named Denyse Bales-Chubb president/CEO for AdventHealth's Flagler and St. Johns market, which includes AdventHealth Palm Coast and the new AdventHealth Palm Coast Parkway, a four-story hospital scheduled to open in 2023. Bales-Chubb will lead the ongoing construction of AdventHealth Palm Coast Parkway. “I’m thrilled about the opportunity to...

Huge crowd celebrates Juneteenth in Palm Coast

Residents who came from Palm Coast, Bunnell, St. Augustine, Flagler Beach and Daytona Beach did not let the threat of rain stop them from enjoying the fun at the Juneteenth event at the African American Cultural Society’s center in Palm Coast. The June 18 event included a children’s bounce...

Rance wrangles crocodiles at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm

Today Rance headed over to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm where he got the opportunity to explore the zoo for National Zoo and Aquarium Month! During his visit, Rance got to feed Maximo, a 16 foot salt water crocodile. While they have numerous species of alligators, the St. Augustine Alligator Farm also homes sloths, birds, and so much more. If you want to learn more you can click here or head to their location in St. Augustine.

Top 5 things to do in St. Augustine include music fests, 'Mary Poppins Jr.,' street market and more

This is one of summer’s busiest weekends in St. Augustine, with live music, historical re-enactments, musical theater and a street market on the schedule. The St. Augustine Music Festival features free classical music concerts by area and regional professional musicians at 7:30 p.m. each night in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, 38 Cathedral Place, downtown St. Augustine. Concerts take place Friday and Saturday and June 30-July 2. See the schedule below and find more details at

Palatka Blue Crab Festival returns

For nearly 30 years, the popular and family-friendly Palatka Blue Crab Festival has become an annual tradition, attracting thousands of guests to the scenic waterfront in downtown Palatka. This year’s festival was held May 27-29 and featured 34 musical acts spread across three stages. Headliners included R&B singer Ginuwine,...