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Nothing

by: Max Royle, City of St. Augustine Beach A resident concluded an August email with this postscript: “They [the City Commission] do NOTHING for the residents. I repeat, NOTHING!” Yes, she highlighted “nothing” with capital letters, which I’m told is the cyberworld’s...

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Friends

by: Fr. Nicholas A. Marziani, Jr., D.Min ~ Pastor Emeritus, St. James Church It was a blessed experience to recently witness (via satellite from Rome) the canonization of one of my favorite 19th century heroes, now St. John Cardinal Henry Newman, Oxford don and high...

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What’s New at the Council on Aging (COA)

All programs, unless otherwise noted, are held at River House, 179 Marine St., St. Augustine, FL 32084. For reservations and information about these and other ongoing classes, please visit www.coasjc.org/river-house/ or call 904-209-3655. River House hours are...

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Giving thanks

by: Diane Vespucci ~ Re/Max 100 Realty Throughout the year, I’m often reminded of the Kennedy inauguration quote, taken from Luke 12.48: “For those to whom much is given, much is required” As a Realtor, I believe we have a responsibility to the community we work in; a...

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Misinformation in lending

by: Gaye Jones ~ AnnieMac Home Mortgage There were so many changes made in the lending industry after the housing crash of 2008, and those changes keep coming. Each program (FHA, VA, USDA, and Conventional) all have guidelines of approximately 800 pages each, so you...

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Be creative when withdrawing from retirement accounts

Provided by: Edward Jones Like many people, you may spend decades putting money into your IRA and your 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored retirement plan. But eventually you will want to take this money out – if you must start withdrawing some of it. How can you...

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Defining moments, preserving memories

by: Holly Guyton ~ Defining Moments I came here to St. Augustine six years ago after living abroad for 16 years. Along with raising my amazing son, I was looking for meaningful work to do and truly found my passion in Defining Moments. You see, I lost my mom 20 years...

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Family Photo Tips

by: Christine Cousart ~ Cousart Studios The holiday season is now upon us and it is a time when you are more likely to get your full family together (It is usually like herding cats if you try to do it without an occasion). Can I be bold enough to suggest that you...

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Thinking of a new computer?

by: Steven Aldrich ~ First Coast Computer Services

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday approaching, many folks are considering replacing their computer. There are a few primary reasons to consider a new computer. Let’s explore them.

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Eat, Drink, Relax Cheba Hut now open in St. Augustine Beach

In late October, Dusty and Monica Derickson opened one of St. Augustine Beaches’ newest restaurants, Cheba Hut St. Augustine, at 604 Anastasia Blvd. They boast that the Cheba Hut is a “toasted” sub concept that has been curing the munchies since the first store opened...

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Veterans Day

(St. Augustine Beach, Fla.) – The City of St. Augustine Beach will hold its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 3pm. The event will take place at Lakeside Veterans’ Memorial Sculpture Garden (2200 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080),...

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54th Annual St. Augustine Festival of Art, Nov 30 – Dec 1

(St. Augustine, Fla.) - The St. Augustine Art Association is kicking off this year’s holiday season with the 54th Annual St. Augustine Festival of Art on Saturday, November 30, and Sunday, December 1, at Francis Field, 25 W Castillo Dr., in historic St. Augustine, FL....

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CBJ Communications launches in St. Augustine

Longtime golf industry executive, James Cramer has launched CBJ Communications, LLC, a St. Augustine, Florida-based public relations and communications consulting firm that specializes in sharing its clients’ stories and maximizing their impact. CBJ Communications,...

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11th Annual Bratini Fundraiser Set for October 18, 2019

(St. Augustine Beach, Fla.) - ArtBreakers announces the 11th annual Bratini will be held at the Guy Harvey Resort (860 A1a Beach Blvd.) on Friday October 18, 2019. Cocktails, live music, appetizers and silent auction begin at 6:00 pm; the live bra auction fashion show...

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Find the home you want

by: Diane Vespucci ~ Re/Max 100 Realty You’ve been pre-approved and know your price range. You know how many bedrooms and bathrooms you want in your new property or at least about how many and now it’s time to look for a home in your price range. It’s not every day...

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They call it the FINE PRINT for a reason!!!

by: Gaye Jones ~ AnnieMac Home Mortgage I’m as guilty as most in not really reading the fine print, but when you are making financial decisions regarding the biggest investment most of us make in our lifetime, it’s imperative that you do read the fine print! My...

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It is not too soon for end-of-year financial moves

Provided by: Edward Jones We’ve still got a couple of months until 2019 draws to a close, but it’s not too early to make some end-of-the-year financial moves. In fact, it may be a good idea to take some of these steps sooner rather than later. Here are a few...

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Flag

by: Max Royle ~ City of St. Augustine Beach One of the “perks” of working for a local government, especially a small one, is that challenges occur with some regularity, requiring your humble public servants to be nimble of foot and thought. One recent challenge...

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Filling vacant seats on the board of directors

by: Jay Shearer, Esq ~ Jackson Law Group The typical board of directors for a condominium or homeowner’s association consists either 3, 5, or 7 directors, depending on the governing documents and participation within the community. The election of directors by the...

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Why is my computer slow?

by: Steven Aldrich ~ First Coast Computer Services Back in the early days of personal computers, we accepted the fact that we would have to wait (and wait… and wait some more) for things to get done. Today we have little patience for having to wait and watch spinning...

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