# Fleming island
Million-dollar Fleming Island houses dot waterfront on river, Doctors Lake
The Mediterranean-style home on S. South Shore Drive features views of Doctors Lake.Photo courtesy of Renee Hanson. Luxury home buyers don’t have to travel to Neptune Beach or Ponte Vedra to find waterfront properties. Clay County also has its share of waterfront homes on the St. Johns River and Doctors Lake.
Health Alert: Another algae bloom found in Clay County waters
Health officials in Clay County have issued another warning about harmful blue-green algae toxins in the water. The alert is for Swimming Pen Creek-Whitey’s Fish Camp. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is responsible for taking water samples. The sample that alerted them to the problem was taken on June 9.
Restaurant inspections: Orange Park, Fleming Island, Middleburg restaurants cited for violations
State inspectors returned to Dee’s Music Bar & Grill in Orange Park, on May 26-27 and found more rodent activity in various areas of the eatery. Since Feb. 9, the state has conducted 10 inspections of the restaurant, 2141 Loch Rane Blvd. The restaurant was fined $400 by state inspectors in March, according to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, which conducts the inspections.
Restaurant inspections: Orange Park restaurant closed after rodent droppings found
Sorbello’s Sicilian Restaurant, 195 Blanding Blvd. in Orange Park, was closed by state restaurant inspectors on Friday because of “high priority” violations found. The restaurant was inspected on May 5 and inspectors found 14 violations, including rodent droppings. A follow-up inspection on May 6 found two violations, including a dead rodent under the pizza oven. Rodent activity found during both inspections is considered high priority violations.
New Baptist Health hospital in Fleming Island set to open at end of 2022
The new hospital is under construction in Fleming IslandPhoto courtesy of Baptist Health. Baptist Health plans to open a new 300,000 square-foot hospital with 102 beds in Fleming Island at the end of this year, according to the hospital’s president Darin Roark.
U.S. News ranks best high schools in Clay County, metro area
U.S. News & World Report ranks three Clay County schools in the top 15 on the list of Best High Schools in the Jacksonville, FL metro area. There are 81 high schools in the area and 15 in Clay County.
Clay County District Schools avoids teacher staffing shortages despite pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused labor shortages across the nation in various fields, calling attention to pay and retention rates in certain jobs. One field, in particular, that has been dramatically affected has been staffing shortages in schools.
You Don’t Want to Sleep on This Mexican Restaurant
I finally got to try Margaritas in Fleming Island. This restaurant really impressed me, so I wanted to share with you here today. This is a great spot to take the family for some great food and staff. Follow us for more!
Clay County ‘Wow’ houses: Orange Park, Fleming Island boast million-dollar homes
Waterfront homes are some of the most desirable locations in Florida and prices for these properties have been rising in recent years. The sales price for these homes can reach the million-dollar mark and usually higher. The waterfront homes in Clay County are no exception.