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Put Tax-Smart Investing Moves in Work

Provided by Edward Jones: We’re now well into what’s known as “Tax Season.” If your income in 2020 was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, your tax return will reflect it. However, if your earnings were fairly normal last year, you might look at your tax situation and...

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The Power of Encouragement”

By Fr. Nicholas A. Marziani, Jr., D.Min. Many folks have heard or read some version of the true story I’m about to tell. Whether or not this is already familiar to you, dear reader, it bears attention, even if it’s a rehash of something from the past. And with a...

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Register Now for Youth Volleyball Spring Season

The United States Youth Volleyball League is bringing a fun-filled season of volleyball to your community this spring. All children between the ages of 7 and 15 are invited to enjoy instructional volleyball practices and games that focus on participation,...

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Whats Happening with Mortgage Rates?

by Gaye Jones ~ AnnieMac Home Mortgage The easy answer is, they are rising, but still at historically low levels. We’ve been in the middle of the Great Refinance Boom. Are we at the end of the boom? That’s the trillion-dollar question. Are you asking yourself if...

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United Way of St. Johns County

Emergency Food & Shelter Program Funds United Way of St. Johns County is pleased to announce that $29,628.00 in federal funds has been awarded to St. Johns County through the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. A local board made up of county, city,...

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Workshops

By Max Royle ~ St. Augustine Beach City Manager Workshops aren’t just rooms where things are repaired or made. Common in government world, workshops are meetings of an appointed or elected board (city commission or council), the purpose of which is to discuss issues...

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Adopt-A-Highway Program Information

Volunteers enter into a two-year agreement with DOT, during which they agree to conduct litter removal at regularly scheduled intervals. Many miles of highway are adopted statewide by various organizations, allowing civic-minded people to make a difference in their...

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Lincoln’s Freedom Bell

The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens  In March of 1862 during the Civil War, Union soldiers had occupied St. Augustine. In January of 1863, military authorities received the first version of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and ordered that all...

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A1A Senic & Historical Coastal Byway National Designation

Go ahead, take the scenic route along A1A, and you’ll be driving along one of the nation’s newest (and Florida’s second) All-American Road. The road’s new designation was announced on February 16, 2021, and the Friends of A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway couldn’t be happier with the announcement.

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Concerts for a Cause

by Tatiana Diaz Live music is back in the Ancient City. Concerts for a Cause is launching its first concert of the series with An Evening with Rodney Atkins at 7 p.m., March 5, 2021 at the Tringali Barn at Heritage Farms, located at 7310 US Highway 1 South in St....

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Do I Need a VPN?

There are many advertisements telling us that we need a VPN to protect our data. So, what is a VPN, and why would someone need one?

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COVID is a Pain

Who could have imagined the staggering ramifications a new virus would have on our world? Some may argue our world will return to “normal” and others that our world will remain changed forever. One thing I know is COVID has been a “pain”.

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How to Respond When Risk Tolerance is Tested

When you begin investing, you’ll generally assess your comfort with risk, as your investment choices will be guided at least partially by your risk tolerance. But once you actually experience the ups and downs of the market, this tolerance could be tested.

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Beach Art Walk and Holiday Market Events

The City of St. Augustine Beach would like to thank everyone for supporting and participating in the amazing events we were able to hold during our Light up the BEACH! 2020 holiday season. et's face it, 2020 was an extremely tough year and we were fortunate to be able...

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Thou Shalt not Finger-Point thy Neighbor

By Fr. Nicholas A. Marziani, Jr., D.Min. I might as well jump right in and get straight to the point: there is now, and has always been, a very human instinct to just “pile-on” when things go desperately wrong in the world and we think we have a suitable scapegoat...

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City Budget Update

by Max Royle ~ St. Augustine Beach City Manager The City’s budget year began on October 1, 2020, and will end September 30, 2021. Here’s an update on what has happening during the past three months concerning the budget and projects. Two changes make this budget...

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St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival Coming May 2021!

The inaugural St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival is coming May 2021! Happening at the legendary World Golf Village, this is a showcase of culinary, beverage, and history. Experience culinary excellence, world-class cocktails, live music, epicurean masterclasses, and...

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First Coast Opera Adds to Leadership Team

First Coast Opera, northeast Florida’s professional opera company, has welcomed Adina Diehl, as its first Administrative Director. A Jacksonville native, Diehl most recently served as Professor of Voice and Opera at The University of North Florida. For this...

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INK! receives $20,600 funding

INK! receives $20,600 funding for computers, supplies, equipment, and transportation from Rotary Clubs in St. Johns County, Fla. Local Rotary Clubs and Rotary International Foundation empower Rotarians to advance regional, domestic and world understanding, goodwill,...

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Dreaming about a Vacation Home or Condo?

by: Gaye Jones ~ AnnieMac Home Mortgage With the changes in the tax laws and rising standard deductions, many are finding that their primary home isn’t the great tax advantage that it used to be. If you’re looking for tax advantages, you might consider a 2nd home,...

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Out With the Old In the New Year

The City of St. Augustine is offering the opportunity to get rid of the old in the new year by recycling certain items during its annual Sustainable St. Augustine Recycling Event from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6.There are two drop-off recycling sites:...

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