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Local Volunteers Go Bald to Support Childhood Cancer Research

(St. Augustine, Fla ) – 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 March 29, 2020, where more than dozens of anticipated shavees will shave...

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The completed life?

by ~ Fr. Nicholas A. Marziani, Jr., D.Min - Pastor Emeritus, St. James Church I learned of something very disturbing the other day. Evidently human euthanasia has taken a fearsome turn, one that truly threatens to take us over the cliff as a society. This new twist...

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Library events Anastasia Island Branch

GRADES 3-5 BOOK CLUB: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer Fridays in February @ 3:30 PM Read the book before the movie release! Join us for our brand new Kids Book Club at the Anastasia Island Library (Grades 3 through 5). Make new friends, have good discussions and fun....

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Thinking of short term rentals?

by ~ Diane Vespucci, Re/Max 100 Realty Are you thinking of doing short term rentals? Saint Augustine is famous for selling dreams. Many of us come here on vacation and move here sometime later. I did, and its been home for decades, but for years before I made the...

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Are you putting the cart before the horse?

by ~ Gaye Jones, AnnieMac Home Mortgage Before you purchase a home, transfer ownership in a home, build a new home or refinance your current home, always talk to a professional first. Generally, if you don’t work in the industry, you probably don’t know all the...

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Don’t play politics with your portfolio

by ~ Contributed by Edward Jones You’re probably aware this is an election year. During the next several months, the candidates will discuss issues that should greatly interest you as a citizen. But as an investor, how concerned should you be with the results of the...

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Major highlights of the new “Secure Act” signed into law

by ~ Andrew Jackson, J.D., LL.M. - Jackson Law Group The SECURE Act, or the “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act”, was recently signed into law on December 20, 2019 without much notice. It took effect on January 1, 2020 and significantly changed...

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Occupational Therapy

by ~ Liana Valla - VitalTherapy   Occupational Therapy (OT) works to improve life skills performance. Life skills, considered as a group, include areas like sleep and personal hygiene, home and financial management, school, work and leisure. Good performance in life...

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Don’t be afraid of the upcoming Census

by ~ Bill Jones - St. Augustine Beach Civic Association On Thursday February 20th, your St Augustine Beach Civic Association welcomes US Census Partnership Specialist Jennifer Pyle as our guest speaker. Mrs. Pyle is a local resident and a longtime government employee,...

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Microsoft locked my computer, I had to call the number…

by ~ Steven Aldrich - First Coast Computer Services I would never have imagined that so many of my clients could be scammed this way. This Fake Tech Support scam is quickly becoming the number one issue that I deal with. Below are a few ways to tell if you are about...

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Temple Bet Yam’s Deli Night returns

(St. Augustine, Fla. ) – Thursday, February 27, 2020 is Deli Nite. Temple Bet Yam’s eagerly awaited and very popular Deli Nite is back fo your deli-dining pleasure! Your choice of our famous overstuffed corned beef, pastrami, and/or turkey sandwiches are available...

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Dr. Ryan Duggins to present at SAAA, Feb. 5

(St. Augustine, Fla) - On Wednesday, February 5th, the monthly meetings of the St. Augustine Archaeological Association will be held. A talk will be given by Dr Ryan Duggins titled, Florida’s Submerged Pre-Contact Archaeology: Investigating and Protecting Manasota...

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Jam ‘N’ Pepper Festival

(St. Augustine, Fla.) - On Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Francis Field the first Jam ‘N’ Pepper Festival, a portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Francis House Crisis Center and Port in the Storm Homeless Youth Center. According to the its website, the local...

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Tree recycling program

(St. John County, Fla.) – St. Johns County is hosting its Annual Christmas “Treecycling” Program for those who wish to recycle Christmas trees after the holiday. Residents are encouraged to bring Christmas trees Monday, December 30th to Sunday, January 5th between...

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Codes vs Compassion

by: Fr. Nicholas A. Marziani, Jr., D.Min ~ Pastor Emeritus, St. James Church Dr. Arthur Kleinman has an unusual academic assignment at Harvard Medical School. He is a professor of medical anthropology as well as psychiatry, and also an author who wrote an intriguing...

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Why rent when you can buy

by: Diane Vespucci ~ Re/Max 100 Realty Stop paying your landlord’s mortgage! Your landlord can afford the mortgage because he has someone who pays for it – you. Yes, you – and not only do you pay for it, you also make him/her a nice profit. Why not pay your own...

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Should I refinance?

by: Gaye Jones ~ AnnieMac Home Mortgage Although it may take a little time and effort on your part, the savings or influx of cash may be worth it. Here are five reasons to consider refinancing your primary, vacation home or rental property. Refinance to shorten the...

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Going green

(St. Augustine Beach, Fla.) - The City of St. Augustine Beach is going green! Single-use plastics have long lifespans, impacting local habitats and natural areas, and are not easily recyclable. Eliminating the use of these products decreases litter on our streets and...

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Travel Club to meet Wednesday, January 8

The next Travel Club will be held Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @ 3:00 P.M. at the Southeast Branch, Public Library, US1 South at SR 206. The subject of presentation will be: HISTORICAL TOUR OF WALES. A historical journey of Wales from the Neolithic Era to the 21st...

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Are Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency taxable?

by:Jessie Feldman, J.D., LL.M. ~ Jackson Law Group What is Cryptocurrency? Cryptocurrency is a virtual currency or representation of money or value. However, it is not legal tender of any government. Cryptocurrency is similar to the U.S. dollar in that it can be used...

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