Events

More than 750 Dogs Representing 116 Breeds Will Compete for “Best in Show” at All-Breed Show

The Greater Orange Park Dog club invites you to attend their All- Breed Dog Shows on April 9 & 10, 2011. The event will be held at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds located at 5840 State Road 207. More than 750 dogs are entered each day. Judging start at 8:30 a.m. and continues throughout the day. Admission is free for spectators. There is a $5 charge for parking.

Great Cloth Diaper Change Event, April 23

Great Cloth Diaper Change Event, April 23

Cloth diapers have come a long way in the past ten years. An event, called the Great Cloth Diaper Change 2011, already creating a buzz not only in North America, but all over the world, will take place on Saturday, April 23, 2011 in locations all around the globe. The Great Cloth Diaper Change (http://www.greatclothdiaperchange.com) will set a world record for the most cloth diapers ever changed simultaneously.

2011 Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run Planned for Clay County

On April 18, 2011 Clay County Sheriffs Office with hold their annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. The run will begin at 10am and go from the Publix located at 410 Blanding in Orange Park to the Publix located at 865 Hibernia Road (Fleming Island). The route covers approximately 15 miles of roadside and bike trail and typically wraps up by 11:30am.  The runners are escorted by the CCSO Traffic Unit.

Middleburg Preacher to Jump Church Buses on Motorcycle

Middleburg Preacher to Jump Church Buses on Motorcycle

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- A motorcycle-based preacher will be jumping for Jesus over church buses in Clay County.

Aaron Ramsey, who has been jumping motorcycles since he was 15, will be taking his show to Calvary Baptist church on Long Bay Road.

Ramsey, 45, said he's happy to perform as long as he's also allowed to preach the gospel.

He's been described as "part Billy Graham, part Evel Knievel."

According to Calvary's pastor, Ken Pledger, Ramsey performs more than a dozen shows a year, drawing up to 30,000 people, though he's performed before as few as 30.

Saturday, April 9, from 4 to 7 p.m., Ramsey will be performing several jumps, including one through a ring of fire.

Starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, he'll preach and make his jump over nine church buses.

Much like the man for whom he testifies, Ramsey is in the construction business when he's not preaching.

Gainesville Chrome Divas 6th Annual Hunny Bunny Run

Gainesville Chrome Divas 6th Annual Hunny Bunny Run

Hey all you ladies who ride motorcycles might want to come join them? On your way stop by Wings "N" Thangs restaurant and have some great breakfast in Waldo.

Best of: St. Patrick's Day

Best of:  St. Patrick's Day

You lived it, you tasted it and heard it. You may still be recovering from it. Who had the best St. Patrick's Day food, drinks, music and overall experience in your neck of the woods?

Benefit Concert This Weekend For Families Of Teens Killed In Boating Accident

Benefit Concert This Weekend For Families Of Teens Killed In Boating Accident

MIDDLEBURG, Fla - A two-day benefit concert is being held this weekend for the families of two Middleburg High School students who died in a boating accident on Black Creek February 21st.

More than a dozen local bands will play to raise money for the families of Travis Hanner, 17, and Halee Mickey, 15.

"These families have no insurance and no means of paying for tombstones. We're just trying to help out," said organizer Lenny Smith of Gator Creek Bar and Grill.

It is being held in the parking lot of Gator Creek Bar and Grill at 2710 Blanding Blvd. Tickets are $5 a person. Organizers say all proceeds will go to the families, and hope to collect $30,000.

"It is unreal! You just miss him a lot. You have no idea what you miss until he's gone," said Mitchell Krafft, a friend of Travis who attended the event Saturday.