2018 has been a busy year for Jacksonville
With new employment numbers out today, the unemployment is now at 3.8%, a 17 year low. They are saying that now people who were looking for full time jobs can find them. That is great news and one of the reasons why we are posting it under the May 2018 updates. The economy added 223,000 jobs. The unemployment rate in Jacksonville, prior to May 2018 updates was even less. There are many great technology jobs available in Jacksonville. Ask any placement person, its hard to find good people.
May 18 updates
Father’s day is coming up soon. You will want to keep this list handy with some great ideas on what to do with dad during “his” special day. Hopefully Mother Nature will comply and not make it 110 degrees outside. Here are a number of things to do in the Jacksonville area on June 17:
f you’re looking for something to do this Father’s Day, here’s a list of local events and deals:
- You pick blackberries, Congaree and Penn
11830 Old Kings Rd., Jacksonville, FL
June 16 – 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Father’s Day brunch at GiGi’s Restaurant
3130 Hartley Rd., Jacksonville, FL
June 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Father’s Day brunch at Wicked Barley Brewing Company
4100 Baymeadows Rd., Jacksonville, FL
June 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Father’s Day organic buffet at House of Leaf & Bean
14474 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL
June 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Casa Marina Father’s Day Brunch
691 1st. St. N., Jacksonville Beach, FL
June 17 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Father’s Day brunch at Moxie Kitchen and Cocktails
4972 Big Island Dr., Jacksonville, FL
June 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Jacksonville’s Amazing Father’s Day Scavenger Hunt
1620 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, FL
June 17 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- The Music of Motown at Stage Aurora Theatrical Company
9501 Arlington Exp., Jacksonville, FL
June 17 at 3 p.m.
- Embrace Community Father’s Day car show
7154 SE CR 21B, Keystone Heights, FL
June 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Adventure Landing, buy one get one for dads
1944 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, FL
June 17 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Painting with a Twist for dad
1525 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, FL
June 16 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- KOA Kids camp free Father’s Day weekend
525 West Pope Rd., St Augustine, FL
June 15 thru 17
- Jacksonville Zoo free admission for fathers
370 Zoo Pkwy., Jacksonville, FL
June 17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Skate Station Funworks Father’s Day Skate
3461 Kori Rd., Jacksonville, FL
June 17 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- World Golf Hall of Fame complimentary admission for dads
1 World Golf Place, St. Augustine, FL
June 17 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp versus the Jackson Generals
301 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL
June 17 at 3:05 p.m.
- 5th Annual Cliff Avril Father’s Day family fun day
2445 CR 220, Orange Park, FL
June 17 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
June 1 marks the start of Hurricane Season
Here are the names of the storms. Alberto Beryl Chris Debby Ernesto Florence Gordon Helen Isaac Joyce Kirk Leslie Michael Nadine Oscar Patty Rafael Sara Tony Valerie William. Alberto has already been used, this past weekend. Did you know that once the list of names is used, NOAA starts using greek names? Also, this is the same list of names as was used during 2012. The only difference is that Sara has replaced Sandy, which was a major storm.
Get out June 1 to June 7 to buy your hurricane supplies, tax free. Yes, you can buy generators, water, gas cans, and all kinds of stuff tax free for this period. Ace Hardware is also offering 20% off these supplies. So combine the discount with tax free, you could really score! Here is a link to the article at our sister site. We are hoping that the June 2018 updates will have fewer storms than this the May 2018 updates.
Regions out Vystar in
Vystar has purchased the old Regions Financial Bank at 1600 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207. They paid $2.87 million for the 3,272 square foot site, where Regions Bank closed a branch in 2017. Regions Bank closed the branch, spokesman Mel Campbell said it was part of a nationwide 22-branch consolidation.
VyStar President and CEO Brian Wolfburg said Thursday the acquisition is part of plan to cover gaps in the service area between Downtown and Mandarin. He said VyStar has experienced several years of significant growth and intends to add two to four branches a year. It also wants to open a branch in the Lakewood area.
Wolfburg said VyStar hopes to start construction and renovations in September and open the branch by year-end. It will have eight full-time employees. Most Vystar locations also feature JSO onsite, few if any Vystar branches are robbed, providing more safety than other banks. That was quite a bit of May 2018 updates.