All SABNJ Articles

Spring cleaning

by: Diane Vespucci ~ Re/Max 100 Realty I found myself in a garden center the other day. Spring has sprung and with it is my annual chagrin at the state of my grass, or rather what should be grass but what, in reality, has descended into a tangle of weeds. Colorful...

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The legs of a loan

by: Gaye Jones ~ AnnieMac Home Mortgage When I first got into the business over 30 years ago, we used to say that a loan was like a table with 4 legs. If one leg was weak the table could still stand, the 4 legs were credit history, assets, income and debts. But after...

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What does end of ‘Stretch IRA’ mean to you?

Contributed by Edward Jones If your IRA is big enough to help you pay for retirement with enough left over to leave to your heirs, you’ll want to pay close attention to some recently enacted legislation – because it could have a big impact on your estate plans. Here’s...

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Lawn care advice Joshua Ore, Buds Pest Control

Hot days and rainy evenings may make for a relaxing Florida summer, but these weather patterns are also conducive to pests that will wreak havoc on your lawn! However, there are some signs that you can catch early to keep your lawn green all summer. One insect that is...

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Music by the Sea welcomes new sponsors!

by: Bill Jones ~ St. Augustine Beach Civic Association The 18th season of the iconic Music by the Sea Concerts is just few months away. The series will again be held on Wednesday evenings beginning in late May and running though August. Sponsorship sales are going...

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Tax season scams recognizing the telltale signs

Thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams. Scammers use the regular mail, telephone, or email to set up individuals, businesses, payroll and tax professionals.

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THE PLAYERS annouces lineup of military appreciation initiatives Complimentary admission for military and discounted admission for veterans; Weeklong lineup of events include Job Fair, Operation Shower, Military Appreciation Day and hospitality access

(Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) – THE PLAYERS Championship, which returns to TPC Sawgrass March 10-15, has a long-standing commitment to hosting and honoring men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. The 2020 tournament will once again offer a strong lineup...

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Sanderson to present at SAAA, March 3

(St. Augustine, Fla.) - On Tuesday, March 3rd, the monthly meeting of the St. Augustine Archaeological Association will be held. A talk will be given by Rachel L. Sanderson titled, Cemeteries, Documents, and Technology: Bringing Everyday Life in Colonial Florida to a...

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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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