Directory controversy; Rick Steves; Jobs in the hotel industry in Florida; Sweet flowers of the day

The recent phone book fiasco in St. Johns County has garnered national attention, even from the federal government.

The United States Department of Education’s Civil Rights Office is investigating the St. Johns County School District for potential violation of federal laws for its dress code policy based on gender bias.

Some students’ images from the Bartram Trail High School yearbook have been photoshopped without their consent. Journalist Colleen Jones covers the history of Saint-Augustin record, she joined us with her take.

An evening with Rick Steves

Rick steves is a popular public television host, best-selling guidebook author, and outspoken activist who encourages Americans to broaden their perspectives while traveling. WJCT Public Media to Host “An Evening with Rick Steves” where Steves will join WJCT Public Media President and CEO David McGowan to share powerful ideas about his travels and advocacy. Steves joined us with a preview.

Restaurant jobs

The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association has a message they’re hiring. This week, the association announced, a new website to make it easier to find opportunities in the Florida hospitality industry. Nicole chapman, Northeast Florida Regional Manager and Florida Inns Chapter Director with the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association briefed us on the details.

Flower farm

Soft Day Florals advocates for locally grown seasonal flowers without the use of artificial herbicides or pesticides and by avoiding single-use plastics where possible. The Urban Flower Farm is in the heart of historic Springfield. Company founder Laura Graham told us about it.

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