Home We’re Back! November 1, 2020 Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick From the CDC Stay home except to get medical care Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to recover at home. Do not leave, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas. Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get... Read More How to protect yourself ~ From the CDC Know How it Spreads. There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Read More COVID-19, information & updates (St. Johns Coutny, Fla ) – In an effort to provide readers up to date and accurate information, the St. Augustine & the Beaches News Journal would like to suggest the following sources for information on closures, event postponements and cancelations. For local... Read More What does it cost to update from Windows 7 to Windows 10? Contrary to popular belief, you need not purchase a new windows 10 license, if you are updating from windows 7. So, the answer to the question is “It typically costs nothing to update to Windows 10.” Read More St. Augustine Distillery creates hand sanitizer in response to COVID-19 outbreak In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and severe shortages of commercial hand sanitizer, the St. Augustine Distillery is using alcohol from its distillery to make their own branded hand sanitizer. The sanitizer includes a percentage of proof ethanol, used to produce the distillery’s local spirits, which is also the active ingredient in commercial hand sanitizer. Read More Will rates go to zero? by: Gaye Jones ~ AnnieMac Home Mortgage I’ve had several calls, asking if mortgage rates are going to zero? The answer is no, the Fed rate only effects rates that are tied to the prime rate (think HELOC’s, some credit cards, business loans)! The drop in the Fed rate... Read More Can I still list my home during the COVID-19 outbreak? Can I buy? These are definitely trying times, no matter your age. Plans are changing daily. Maybe you were planning to put your house on the market this spring, move in the summer, or buy a place. Do you have to change your plans? Read More Dr. Aguilar annouces candidacy for U.S. House of Representatives 4th District Paid for by Erick Aguilar Congressional Race Candidate Dr. Erick Aguilar is a Republican Candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, Florida 4th District. He is for America’s Future with a campaign focusing on families, economy, education, public safety, and... Read More Sunshine Bus Company social distancing policy The safety of our riders and employees is a top priority for the Sunshine Bus Company. In accordance with the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations for restricting public gatherings during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Sunshine Bus Company is implementing a Social Distancing Policy restricting the number of occupants to 10 per vehicle, including the driver, and requiring patrons to maintain a six-foot distance from other passengers. Read More Don’t let fears drive your investment choices by: Contributed by Edward Jones First, the coronavirus rocked the financial markets. Then, oil prices dropped more than 20 percent after a breakdown in OPEC production discussions. Not surprisingly, the markets took another nosedive. Yet, despite these events, this... Read More Irony of ironies by: Fr. Nicholas A. Marziani, Jr., D.Min ~ Pastor Emeritus, St. James Church It doesn’t get crazier than this. I’m still amazed at the juxtaposition of two major developments in our world lately that would have us attempt to move in opposite directions simultaneously.... Read More SBA offers disaster assistance to Florida small businesses economically impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Florida small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza... Read More Music by the Sea to open with a salute to talented women by: Bill Jones ~ St. Augustine Beach Civic Association As we embark on Season 18 of Music by the Sea, the Saint Augustine Beach Civic Association will open the season with something new and unique. It our first ever Women’s’ Talent Showcase! Join us on Wednesday May... Read More The Articles from the current Edition are shown above If you wish to see articles from previous Editions, you may either use the Online Editions link in the top menu to download a PDF of the previous Edition, or view them on our All SABNJ Articles page. Advertisers Advertisers are the life blood of The St Augustine & The Beaches Newsletter. To see their ads, click here.