Families

Back-to-School Sales Show Up Extra Early at Some Retailers

Back-to-School Sales Show Up Extra Early at Some Retailers

Back to school already?

Some anxious retailers are jumping the gun to get shoppers' attention extra early. With good reason: Last year consumers spent more than $55 billion on back-to-school shopping, the National Retail Federation says. Many retailers are still nervous about consumer spending in a topsy-turvy economy.

That's one reason why Toys R Us' "Pack to School" sale on backpacks and lunchboxes started as early as July 1 in some parts of the country.

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New Daily Deal Web Site Coming to the First Coast

First Coast News is launching a brand new daily deal Web site called DealChicken

Here’s how DealChicken works: Consumers sign up to receive future daily deals by visiting www.dealchicken.com. The deals are sent to consumers’ e-mail addresses.

Once the site launches, you’ll get one amazing deal delivered to your inbox per day. These will range from excellent deals on food at some of your favorite restaurants, to massive discounts on a round of golf, tanning, etc.

A Confirmed Case of Rabies Reported in Orange Park

The Clay County Animal Control and Clay County Health Department reminds residents and visitors to avoid contact with wild and stray animals.  A confirmed case of rabies in a raccoon has been reported. 

Family Golf Month Encourages Families to Hit the Links and Have Fun in July

Family Golf Month Encourages Families to Hit the Links and Have Fun in July

Summer is a season to celebrate the family and Play Golf America encourages everyone to hit the course during Family Golf Month for a healthy and affordable way to spend quality time together. Family Golf Month promotes golf as a fun, family recreation by providing structured, yet casual, opportunities for families to learn the game. Throughout the month of July, PGA and LPGA Professionals at participating facilities nationwide offer reduced or no cost activities for golfers of all ages and skill levels.

Kirk Cameron of "Growing Pains" fame is coming to Orange Park!

Kirk Cameron of "Growing Pains" fame is coming to Orange Park!

I have fond memories of "Growing Pains", a TV show which aired form 1985-1992.  Part of my memories are of Kirk Cameron as the cute, lovable "Mike Seaver"..

St. Vincent's Breaks Ground on Clay Hospital

St. Vincent's Breaks Ground on Clay Hospital

It’s a vision that started years ago.  Now, St. Vincent’s new Clay County hospital is one step closer to becoming a reality.  Hundreds of people gathered this morning to participate in the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new hospital located at 1580 Branan Field Road.

Wildfire Danger: How Can Parents Help Calm Their Children?

Wildfire Danger: How Can Parents Help Calm Their Children?

Massive wildfires continue to rage throughout Northeast Florida.  The chance of potential evacuations remains high.  Many children are seeing television or newspaper reports about the risk of wildfires. Because of these factors, the Florida Department of Children and Families is issuing expert tips from Child Guidance Center to help parents address their children’s concerns.