All SABNJ Articles

“It has been an honor to serve our city”

by: Rich O’Brien ~ Former SAB City Commissioner As many of you know I have served on the St. Augustine Beach City Commission since 2007. My wife and I discussed my resigning from the Commission and agreed that when I felt it was the right time, to resign. I want to...

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High School Art Show

(St. Augustine, Fla.) - Wow! That’s the consensus of visitors who step into the “14th Annual St. Johns County High School Art Show,” on display at the St. Augustine Art Association through March 31. The salon-style exhibition of 150 original works of student art...

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Will Your Home Sell When You Need it to?

by: Michael Turwitt ~ THE TURWITT TEAM at XCELLENCE Realty While every real estate agent will promise to sell your home, the reality of the real estate market today is that this simply doesn’t always happen. The fact of the matter is, the majority of homes listed for...

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17th Season of Music by the Sea kicks off on May 8th

by: Bill Jones ~ St. Augustine Beach Civic Association Season 17 of Music by the Sea is filled with 19 weeks of talent and variety! Some great local bands like Those Guys, Ain’t Too Proud to Beg and Chilula and a few surprises too! Week one will feature the...

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Congregational Passover Seder led by Rabbi Nadia Siritsky

Temple Bet Yam is pleased to invite you to our traditional Congregational Passover Seder led by Rabbi Nadia Siritsky. The seder will be held at, 2055 Wildwood Drive, St. Augustine, FL, on Friday, April 19, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome. The cost for adult members...

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Prequalifying Before Listing Your Current Home!

by: Gaye Jones ~ AnnieMac Home Mortgage Most people meet with a professional investment company, CPA or Tax Advisor before making large financial decisions. The same should be true before you decide to sell your current home and buy a new home. Many new...

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Rich O’Brien, Thank you for your Service to our Community

by: Michael Cunningham ~ SABNJ Publisher   In a political time, where it seems people were more interested in division and tearing down others, Rich O’ Brien served with dignity and respect. Appointed in 2006 to the City of St. Augustine Beach City Commission, Rich...

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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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