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Summer Camps And COVID-19; Avondale Mural; Man In Overalls

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Bruce McCall, 5, smiles as he takes hand sanitizer during martial arts daycare summer camp at Legendary Blackbelt Academy in Richardson, Texas, Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

On Tuesday’s program, we discussed Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decision to lift all restrictions on youth activities, including summer camps, immediately. Dr. Mark Hudak of UF Health Jacksonville and Jessica Morgan of Jacksonville Golf & Country Club and Jacksonville Mom, joined us for a closer look.

Related: Local, State, And National Coronavirus Coverage

Avondale Mural

Credit The artists' Kickstarter page
Detail from the mural.

A mural is being created by recent Douglas Anderson alumni in the neighborhood of Avondale. The mural was designed to pay tribute to the neighborhood’s beauty and rich history, while also uniting people through art.  Avondale resident Ron Rothberg, and artist Hanna Hadzic joined us to talk about the mural’s depiction and ways to support the artists’ efforts.

Man in Overalls 

COVID-19 has caused many to support local farmers and even plant their own vegetable gardens due to issues with the food supply chain. Nathan Ballentine, aka the "Man in Overalls," joined us with tips on growing your own groceries and the importance of doing so.

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