Jacksonville Journal: High tides closing St. Johns County beaches -- for now

Posted Thursday, Oct 10th, 2013

St. Johns County’s beaches are expected to be closed to driving until at least Friday morning because of unusually high tides and surf.

Beaches are still open to pedestrians, said county Beach Manager Billy Zeits.

Onshore winds from the northeast have contributed to the conditions, including tides over 6 feet high.

“When you combine the surf winds and tide, it doesn’t leave us a whole lot of beach,” he said.

Medical ethics course
A six-week seminar called “Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas” will be presented by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute at 7 p.m. Wednesday beginning Oct. 30 at the Aaron and Blanche Scharf Chabad Center, 521 Florida A1A N. in Ponte Vedra Beach.

Rabbi Nochum Kurinsky will conduct the six course sessions, designed to acquaint the public with Jewish perspectives on dilemmas in medical ethics. Topics ranging from end-of-life issues to preventive measures and respect due to the body after death will be presented, designed for people at all levels of Jewish knowledge.

The course at Chabad at the Beaches is accredited to offer credits for medical professionals, attorneys in most states and dentists. The course is $85 per person and open to the public.

For more information or to register, call (904) 543-9301 or go to www.myJLI.com.

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