All SABNJ Articles

God Talk – an Endangered Species

Fr. Nicholas A. Marziani, Jr., D.Min.   It gives new – and ominous – meaning to the phrase, “talking past each other.”   Actually, it’s even worse than that. We’re not simply talking past each other when it comes to just about anything having to do with speaking about...

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Gamer’s Thumb

by: Rob Stanborough PT, DPT, MHSc, MTC, CMTPT, FAAOMPT I’ve written about Wii-itis, which is another name and cause for Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis. There is also a Gamer’s Thumb, otherwise known as de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis. It is a real problem and I’m...

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First Coast Card Club and Newcomers Club to January Events

First Coast Card Club Playing Dates Saturday, January 5th. Lunch/Cards. Mexican Rest., Ponte Vedra Beach. 12:30P. RSVP Required. Tuesday, January 8th. Main Library, 1960 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd., St. Augustine. 1P. Refreshments. Tuesday, January 15th. Coffee Cafe. St....

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Why Your Home May Not Be Selling, Even in a Seller’s Market

by: Michael Turwitt ~ Xcellence Realty Price and condition make a big difference, but other factors can also slow your home sale. Even in a seller’s market some homes linger on the market for many weeks or months, while the homes around them go into contract within...

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Fortune Telling for the New Year

by: Diane Vespucci ~ Re/Max Realty I am always surprised by what the year brings. Tucked somewhere in a normal, mundane week lies some surprise, maybe nice, maybe nasty. It keeps me thankful when it’s good, and often grateful for life after the bad. So despite palm...

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VA Loans: Not JUST for your first home

by: Gaye Jones ~ AnnieMac Home Mortgage There is nothing more satisfying than helping those that serve to own their own home! Over the years I have found that many veterans did not realize they could use their VA Entitlement more than once. They can also, in many...

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Consider Some New Year’s Financial Resolutions

Information provided by Edward Jones As the year winds down, you may want to look ahead to see which areas of your life you can improve in 2019. Perhaps you’ll decide to exercise more, eat healthier foods, reconnect with old friends or volunteer at a school or...

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5 Reasons to Stop Avoiding Estate Planning

by: Julie Ickes, J.D., LL.M. ~ Jackson Law Group With the new year around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you have been avoiding and go ahead and tackle it. Estate planning is typically one of those things we avoid because it is uncomfortable....

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What should I do with my old computer?

by: Steven Aldrich ~ First Coast Computer Services When we buy new computers (or any technology for that matter) we are left with the old device to dispose of. In St Johns County, you are not supposed to put it in the trash, or the recycling for normal pickup. St...

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Beach Blast Off to kick off new year

(St. Augustine Beach, Fla.) - Kick off 2019 in seaside style at this special St. Augustine Beach event! Beach Blast Off has been voted the No. 1 Family New Year’s Event in Florida. You’ll have a blast with numerous food and beverage options, live music, a Kids’ Zone,...

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Strangers to Ourselves

by: Fr. Nicholas A. Marziani, Jr., D.Min. I recently came across a rather troubling survey created to gauge in a quantifiable manner the growing sense of cultural alienation occurring in these dis-United States of America. Called the PRRI “American Values” survey and...

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Turf Toe

by: Rob Stanborough PT, DPT, MHSc, MTC, CMTPT, FAAOMPT Turf Toe usually is an injury experienced by athletes but can affect many more. It results in pain around the big toe and its joints. There may be swelling, redness, weakness and loss of range of motion. But...

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Start the New Year in a New Home

by: Gaye Jones ~ AnnieMac Home Mortgage If you are keeping up with today’s economy, you know that interest rates continue to rise. Current rates are at the highest level in seven years. Rates are forecasted to rise above 6% by the end of 2019, so now is the time to...

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Three Factors to Consider When Making Charitable Gifts

Information provided by Edward Jones The holiday season is here, which means gift-giving is probably on your mind. In addition to making gifts to your family and friends, you also may be interested in contributing to charitable organizations. But before you donate...

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All I want for Christmas is a Home!

by: Diane Vespucci ~ Re/Max Realty Thanksgiving turkeys are being imagined as I write this, and Christmas decorations are being pulled from attics and dusted. Children are writing wish lists and the adults are thinking about what the new year might bring. If one of...

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What is the Cloud, and should I use it?

by: Steven Aldrich ~ First Coast Computer Services Every Computer, cell phone, & tablet seems to steer you toward keeping things “on the cloud”. Often, I am asked; What is the cloud, and should I use it? What is the Cloud? Whether we are talking about a computer,...

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Three Blocks of Art & History… A Hidden Gem

by Hookey Hamilton, Aviles Gallery It always amazes me when someone comes into my Gallery and says,” I’ve lived here for thirty years, and I have never been down this street before! I love this street!” It is Aviles Street, the oldest street in the nation, the...

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38th Holiday Regatta of Lights

On Saturday, December 8, during the Holiday Regatta of Lights St. Augustine will be set aglow from the sea as well as the land. The colorful parade of boats will be held along the bayfront, north of the Bridge of Lions beginning at 6pm. Spectators will be able to...

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Humble Does It

By: Fr. Nicholas A. Marziani, Jr., D.Min. More reflection and commentary from my rummaging through the Wall Street Journal. Turns out that the cure to one of the more prevalent maladies of our age – narcissism – especially at it applies to business leaders is, gosh,...

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Do You Shuffle? If so, it can be Dangerous

By: Rob Stanborough PT, DPT, MHSc, MTC, CMTPT, FAAOMPT What I mean by shuffling is a way of locomotion or walking. It is very inefficient and may cause leg pain, low back pain, neck pain or falls. Shuffling is a walking or gait pattern where the trunk is slightly...

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Laser Therapy What is it, How can it Help

Lately, there’s been a lot of media buzz about laser therapy. From the MLB, to the NBA and other sports organizations, athletes have been experiencing the power of laser therapy’s healing effects for pain, injury, and inflammation. Not just for athletes, anyone in...

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Consolidating Accounts can Lead to Clear Financial Strategy

Information provided by Edward Jones None of us can completely control all the things that happen to us. Yet, when it comes to achieving your long-term financial goals, including a comfortable retirement, you do have a great deal of power – as long as you follow a...

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