Quality rom com reads for Spring Break and beyond
The kids are out of school for Spring Break. You need a distraction while you are at the playground or pool with them. Maybe you need a release after spending way too much time with them. Rance connected with a few award winning authors to learn about their romantic comedies that bring the funny while also giving readers all kinds of feels.
Jacksonville’s beaches launch sexual assault awareness campaign
Last year, the Women’s Center of Jacksonville performed more than 300 sexual assault exams and the tip line got more than 2,000 reports. Leaders say only about 1 in 4 victims of sexual assault actually come forward. With Sexual Assault Awareness Month about to kick off in April and crowds growing at Jacksonville’s busiest beach businesses, city leaders and advocates say the message about preventing sexual assault is more important now than ever -- particularly when you mix the dangers of parties, people and alcohol. Diamond joined the mayors of Jacksonville, Atlantic and Neptune beaches on Tuesday to launch a sexual assault campaign in conjunction with the Women’s Center of Jacksonville. The campaign includes the slogan, “3 beaches... 1 mission: Wipe out sexual assault” along with the Women’s Center’s 24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline: 904-721-7273.
Travel not recommended for spring break this year
The Cleveland Clinic is advising Americans against traveling for spring break, saying the coast is not yet clear. Spring break is just around the corner and many families are longing for a warm, sunny destination. Even though COVID-19 case numbers are trending down, that doesn’t mean it’s time to hit the road, just yet. AdEven if you’re vaccinated, travel is not recommended at this time. Whether you’re vaccinated or not, we still need to keep wearing the masks, stay socially distant, avoid the crowds and, for right now, try to minimize your travel,” Dr. Esper said.
Florida remains prime destination for Spring Break and beyond
That includes Spring Break for much of Northeast Florida. With its beautiful beaches and endless leisure activities, it’s no wonder Florida is still a top vacation spot for Spring Break and year-round. Scott Lara is a travel agent, known as “the cruise genius,” and says his business is seeing the interest. “Even with COVID going on, more and more people are coming to Florida,” Lara said. Road trips are also great options for spring break and any travel this year.
Visit Jacksonville hopes Spring Break aids River City’s rebound
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Spring Break starts next week for many students, including those in Duval County. Visit Jacksonville told News4Jax it is looking forward to welcoming visitors to the River City. “Jacksonville’s not your typical Spring Break location. It’s more family trips and family-oriented than it is a bunch of college kids coming to town,” explained Michael Corrigan, president and CEO of Visit Jacksonville. “We anticipate a lot of people flocking to our beaches in the coming week.
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The vast majority -- 83% -- feel most comfortable traveling by car. Visiting a national park is a great COVID-safe thing to do. Learn more about National Parks here. The websites for State Parks in Georgia and State Parks in Florida have search features to help you find one close to you. AdCrooked River State Park in St. Marys is hosting a photo contest through Nov. 30.
Spring Break camps: Fun places to send your kids when they’re out of school
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Spring Break is less than a month away. Depending on your county, students will be out of school anywhere from three to six days for Spring Break in March or April. Alison Peters-Carlson with Jax4Kids.com said her team is noticing more camps offering single-day options. AdFor highlights of camps available this year, watch the interview at the top of this page. For a full breakdown of available camps, click here.
St. Johns County shortens spring break to adapt to new school start date
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. After voting to push back the school start date three weeks, the St. Johns County School District had to adjust its school calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. The school board voted to approve a new calendar during a special meeting on Tuesday. St. Johns County School District revises the school calendar to push back the school start date to Aug. 31. The school board also approved unanimously an instructional continuity plan. The school board meeting began at 4 p.m. and was followed by another special school board meeting at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the adoption of a tentative budget.
9 inexpensive ideas for your spring break staycation
Spring break is right around the corner, and you may be dreaming of a fun family vacation -- but what if a full-fledged vacation is not in the cards or the budget? Spring break is typically right around Easter, which is seen by many as a time of renewal. An Easter morning hike would be a great way to kick off your day, so lace up your shoes and soak it all in. Spring break is a great time for a movie marathon, so queue up your favorite streaming service or break into that stack of DVDs. Hosting a staycation is a great way to spend the Easter break, especially if you can keep the kids entertained and happy.
No matter what you’re into, you’re bound to love one of these 7 vacation ideas for spring break
Spring break is a great time to cut loose and celebrate the end of winter. There’s a reason why destinations such as Mexico and Fort Lauderdale are so popular for spring break. If you’re going to a popular spring break destination, make your travel arrangements now, as accommodations might sell out. If you're looking to do something really different for your spring break, why not escape spring altogether with a trip to the Southern Hemisphere? From lounging on the beach to skiing to volunteering, these seven spring break ideas offer fun for people of all ages.
Planning a Labor Day getaway? Here's what you need to know
This Labor Day Weekend, catch free concerts at the Daytona Beach Bandshell on Friday and Saturday. Even though Labor Day is still one week out, it's never too early to plan your getaway. And whether you're hauling your family to the beach, a parade or absolutely nowhere, here's what you need to know about what the weather before you knock out one last beach day this Labor Day weekend. As for the West Coast, well, sorry, guys, but Labor Day may be hotter than usual this year. Positioned at the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season, Labor Day weekend has seen several severe storms over the years.
Panama City Beach eyes crackdown on Spring Break crowd
Panama City Beach is growing tired of the annual Spring Break crowd. Violence, drinking and drugs have become such a problem that local council members are considering drastic measures to dissuade college students from partying on the beach. But as Mark Strassmann reports, local businesses are worried about the impact that would have on their bottom line.cbsnews.com