All SABNJ Articles

Fine Points of Passing the Torch

by: Fr. Nicholas A. Marziani, Jr., D.Min ~ Pastor Emeritus, St. James Church I mentioned in my column last month that I was retiring from my seven year stint as pastor of St. James Church in late January. Since then I have yet been involved with the church as I turn...

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Civic Association establishes Annual Fund

by: Bill Jones St. Augustine Beach Civic Association For nearly two decades the St Augustine Beach Civic Association successfully operated a Farmers Arts and Crafts Market that funded donations and community programs. As most people know, St Johns County found a way...

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Why owning your home is important

by: Diane Vespucci Re/Max Realty Like part of the American dream, I got married, had a baby and my husband and I bought our first home. Five years later, not part of the dream -we also got divorced and that was my first lesson in equity. Half of that equity was mine....

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3 Estate Planning Tips

It is recommended to periodically review your estate plan to determine if there are new planning opportunities of which you can take advantage. Below are three tips as you move through 2019

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Photos – from cell phone to computer

Lately I have been getting a lot of questions about the “best” way to get photos from a cell phone to a computer.There are two basic approaches; Direct Wired connection and Over the Air transfer.

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Local volunteers go bald to support childhood cancer research

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of children’s cancer research grants, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at Meehan’s Irish Pub on 3/31/2019 where more than 20 will shave their heads to raise money for lifesaving childhood cancer research.

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Retirement Reflections

by: Fr. Nicholas A. Marziani, Jr., D.Min. It gives you new and unprecedented personal perspective when you finally circle the date on the calendar when you will become officially “retired”. I haven’t actually crossed that Rubicon yet at the time of writing this...

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County Commission doubles rent Music by the Sea still a Go!

by: Bill Jones ~ St. Augustine Beach Civic Association Fans this summer may see a leaner Music by the Sea and perhaps even a shorter season thanks to your St Johns County Board of County Commissioners. The County has doubled the rent on the Pavilion and did so after...

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Spring is coming

by: Diane Vespucci ~ Re/Max Realty On one of the coldest days of the year, I found myself daydreaming about spring. Typical daydream – the smell of flowers blooming, a beautiful garden, blue skies, warm air – and then I began to write a to-do list. Poof went the...

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Do We Have Another Housing Bubble?

by: Joseph Panebi ~ AnnieMac Home Mortgage A great question came across my desk and, knowing that when one person has a question it’s likely others are wondering the same, I thought I’d share both question and response. “With housing slowing these past couple of...

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Review Your Fixed-income Strategy as Interest Rates Rise

Information provided by Edward Jones When interest rates rise, the value of your fixed-income investments, such as bonds, will typically fall. If this happens, how should you respond? First of all, it’s important to understand this inverse correlation between interest...

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Miller to speak at Archaeology Association

On Wednesday February 6th, the monthly meeting of the St. Augustine Archaeological Association will be held. A talk will be given by Sarah Miller, Director of the Northeast and East Central Regions the Florida Public Archaeology Network, titled Archaeologists Unite !...

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Is it time to consider Windows 10?

If you are one of the many folks still running Windows 7, you are now in the minority. Early last month it was announced that Windows 10 installs now exceed the number of Windows 7 installs still active.

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Peterbrooke Chocolatier Continues Development Across Florida

(St. Augustine, Fla.) – Peterbrooke Chocolatier (Peterbrooke), the premiere Florida-based confectioner transforming the art of fine European chocolate into a truly American experience, announced today that it has opened a new specialty retail shop in St. Augustine,...

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Changes for Jaybird’s Inn and Restaurant

The properties currently known as the Jaybird’s Inn and Restaurant were purchased in October 2018 by Ash Properties with plans to create an upscale Boutique Inn at the corner of State Road 16 and US Highway 1. The restaurant has reopened as The New Orleans Kitchen and...

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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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