All SABNJ Articles

What is Streaming?

by: Steven Aldrich ~ First Coast Computer Services

I get this question quite often. Streaming is defined as: a method of transmitting or receiving data (especially video and audio material) over a computer network as a steady, continuous flow, allowing playback to start while the rest of the data is still being received.

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Work toward your own financial Independence Day

Once again, it’s time for fireworks, picnics and parades as the nation celebrates Independence Day. Collectively, we enjoy many liberties, but some freedoms can be elusive – and financial freedom is one of them. What actions can you take to help yourself eventually...

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Civic Association welcomes new board member

by: Bill Jones ~ St. Augustine Beach Civic Association     Ed Pritchett, a resident of Sea Grove has graciously accepted an appointment to The St Augustine Beach Civic Association. Former Vice President Mark Lilly has new work obligations which cut into his...

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Survey

by: Max Royle ~ City of St. Augustine Beach

Earlier this year, the city’s Communications and Events Coordinator, Cindy Walker, developed the city’s first ever multi-page survey questionnaire.

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Should you refinance?

by: Gaye Jones ~ AnnieMac Home Mortgage

I assume most of you are getting solicited to refinance your current mortgage as rates continue to drop. Refinancing, many times, can be beneficial, but you need to make sure that it is in your benefit to do so.

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Sales and use tax on building contractors

by: Jessie Feldman, Esq ~ Jackson Law Group

The St. Johns County and surrounding areas have seen a recent boom in the housing market and work by building contractors. The complexity of the sales and use tax rules has led to erroneous and misapplication of the taxes, making this area ripe for Tax Audit with the Florida Department of Revenue (“DOR”).

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Responsible home buying

by: Diane Vespucci ~ Re/Max Realty

Buying a home used to be the American dream. Then there was the recession and for many home owners, that dream became a nightmare. It was a hard lesson for many of us. Many lost jobs and couldn’t find new ones.

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Keepers of the Coast “Day After” beach cleanup

Keepers of the Coast welcomes volunteers, sponsors, and adoptees to assist in the 10th Annual “Day After” Beach Cleanup on Friday, July 5, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. This community-wide effort will take place at several beach access points in St. Johns County, including...

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Free books for children St. Augustine Day Care

(St. Augustine, Fla.) - All preschoolers at a St. Augustine Day care are now receiving a book a month plus literacy resources for an entire year because of a team of local literacy supporters. In an effort to support the youngest of readers, the St. Augustine Sertoma...

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Trust your gut, could be your Angel

By: Fr. Nicholas A. Marziani, Jr., ~ D.Min Pastor Emeritus, St. James Church Like many of us, I was appalled months ago by the revelations of terrible sexual abuse that occurred in the context of the American women’s gymnastics Olympic team. As a member of the Roman...

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St. Augustine Travel Club meeting

The St. Augustine Travel Club will hold its next gathering on Tuesday, June 18, at 2:00 pm at the Southeast Branch Public Library, on U.S. 1 near SR206. We look forward to seeing you as we will cover Scotland and Ireland. Highlighting the Gathering of the Clans in...

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United Way of St. Johns County expands to Putnam

United Way of St. Johns County has announced that the organization is responding to the call of businesses, nonprofits and community members, along with that of United Way Worldwide, to expand to cover the Putnam County region. Chairman of the Board of Directors,...

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June full of amazing acts at Music by the Sea

By: Bill Jones ~ St. Augustine Beach Civic Association Our four Music by the Sea shows set for June all deserve a 5 Star rating! June 5th Music by the Sea presents a multi-talented musician and singer who just happens to be one of the best slide guitar players on the...

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Fostering Connections launches in St. Johns

Fostering Connections St. Johns, a new nonprofit organization in St. Johns County, held their Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting on May 10 at The Gillis Law Firm. Thirty people were in attendance, including Chamber ambassadors, community members, and board members....

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Jenna Alexander opening new series, June 26

(St. Augustine, Fla.) – Local artist Jenna Alexander announces the unveiling of her latest art series, The Flower Map of the United States, with an opening from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26th at Gray 1908, home to Jenna Alexander Studio in St. Augustine....

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Helping your Millennial children plan for the future

by: Marcus Thompson, Esq. ~ Jackson Law Helping Your Millennial Children Plan for the Future Baby Boomers who have worked hard to manage their finances have children who are of the ageto either carry on their financial success and hard work or lose it all. The best...

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Trash talk

Max Royle City of St. Augustine Beach If trash can be reused, is it really trash? For those of you who choose not to use your Sherlock Holmesian powers of logic to deduce to what I’m referring, let me explain. The trash in this instance is recyclables: the steel and...

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FACT: Microsoft will NOT call you!

by: Steven Aldrich ~ First Coast Computer Services If someone calls you out of the blue and claims they are with Microsoft, JUST HANG UP. Since I wrote my article titled “I want my refund” (Sept 2018) the frequency of these scam phone calls has increased, and the cost...

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Temple Bet Yam’s Annual Pizza and Bingo Night

Join Temple Bet Yam for its annual pizza and bingo night starting at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 8th, at the Temple, 2055 Wildwood Dr., St. Augustine, just off SR 207. For just $15, participants of this fun-filled evening will be able to play at least ten games for...

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Give me a (Sabbath) break

by: Fr. Nicholas A. Marziani, Jr., D.Min Pastor Emeritus, St. James Church Well, it’s about time the highest court of this no longer so fair land pay more than lip service to the real substance of the First Amendment to the Constitution, as well as positive law...

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