Nominations being accepted for Chamber’s Leadership St. Johns

Contributed by the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce (St. Johns County, FL) – Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 Class of St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership St. Johns Program (LSJ). This year-long program selects participants from...

Ocean themed literacy program makes a big splash with local children

(St. Augustine, Fla.) - Over the summer the Early Learning Coalition of North Florida’s (ELC) outreach team is holding a series of ocean themed literacy programs in local preschool centers. The programs consist of an interactive story time featuring ocean themed...

How does Social Security fit into your retirement income strategy?

Edward Jones It might not be on your calendar, but Aug. 14 is Social Security Day. Since it was enacted on Aug. 14, 1935, Social Security has provided some financial support for millions of Americans during their retirement years. While Social Security benefits, by...

Survey

Time for a second essay about the responses to the recent resident survey. It had several questions concerning paid parking. The one I’ll concentrate on here is “What solution(s) do you have to solve/alleviate the parking issues in the City?”

Florida sales tax on commercial leases reduced in January 2020

by: Andrew Jackson, Esq ~ Jackson Law Group Good news for Commercial Landlords, the reduction on state level sales taxes continues to decline. Florida is reducing the state-level sales tax rate on commercial leases for occupancy periods beginning on or after January...

Buying a newly built home?

by: Diane Vespucci ~ Re/Max Realty Find a great Realtor. So many of my articles start out this way, I know, but it’s so helpful to you and when you’re buying, its free advice and knowledge. It’s important to remember that a great agent isn’t necessarily your friend,...

Never, EVER pay with gift cards

Over the past few years we have seen a large increase in scams where a person on the phone demands payment in the form of Gift Cards. No matter who they say they are with, if they request that payment be made in the form of gift cards, they are a scammer. PERIOD, End of Story.

Sing Out Loud Festival

Two hundred and eighty-nine local and regional singers, musicians, comedians and poets have been added to the official Sing Out Loud Festival 2019 lineup, making the total number of artists performing at Florida’s largest free live entertainment festival 310.

In low-inventory market, consider a renovation loan

by: Gaye Jones ~ AnnieMac Home Mortgage As you’ve no doubt discovered if you’ve shopped for a home lately, this isn’t just a seller’s market — it’s a seller’s market on steroids. You can take your pick of theories for why housing inventory is so low nationwide. As a...

Pie in the Sky Community Alliance, Inc. celebrates 10 years The grassroots nonprofit is now tackling senior hunger

Local nonprofit organization, Pie in the Sky Community Alliance, INC., will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary this August. The organization’s mission is to connect seniors with resources and facilitate long-term solutions that affect the lives of the elderly, the poor, the historically under served, and the disenfranchised people of our community.

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