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Restaurant Week

(St. Augustine, Fla.) - Over a dozen independently-owned restaurants throughout St. Augustine will present special lunch and dinner menu experiences during the St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association’s (SAIRA) Restaurant Week October 15 - 21. This year marks...

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To There and BackAgain – A Pilgrim’s Tale

By: Fr. Nicholas A. Marziani, Jr., D.Min. Going on pilgrimage has an honored history in many cultures and religions of the world. Sometimes you just gotta get out of Dodge, not just for a “vacation” – a very worthy exercise, to be sure – but also to meaningfully...

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Does Your Face Hurt?

By: Rob Stanborough, PT, DPT, MHSc, MTC, CMTPT, FAAOMPT No, I’m not setting you up for a joke. In fact facial, jaw or neck pain is no laughing matter. Such pain can be debilitating and often is a result of a temporomandicular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. Some estimates...

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Civic Association taking September by storm!

By: Bill Jones ~ St. Augustine Beach Civic Association A bonus concert and the 2018 Taste of the Beach all take place in the month of September at our local Pier Park. We’re hoping our flurry of activities will be the only storm that our residents experience this...

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How is my FICOScore Determined

By: Gaye Jones ~ AnnieMac Home Mortgage An interesting fact, 200 million consumers have a FICO score and just under 3 million have a perfect 850. The ethnically diverse and Millennials will likely exert their influence on our business faster than product and credit...

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What does Low Back Pain have to do with Posture?

By: Anne Andrews, Licensed Massage Therapist Most chronic low back pain is a direct result of poor loading bearing on the lumbar spine. The way the body is designed, our bones hold us up and the muscles for the most part move us through space. Barring accidents,...

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Consider these Financial Tips for Single Women

Information provided by Edward Jones If you’re a single woman, most of your financial challenges and aspirations may resemble those of single men. Men and women face the same economic stress factors of modern life, and both groups have similar financial goals, such as...

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What is Probate?

By: Julie Ickes, J.D., LL.M. ~ Jackson Law Group Many people have either a fear of probate or are confused about its meaning. However, probate generally does not deserve the bad feelings its name evokes. On one hand, sometimes the probate process is beneficial,...

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I want my REFUND!

By: Steven Aldrich ~ First Coast Computer Services As I wrote this article, 3 clients called to say that they have fallen prey to a refund scam. They got an email or a phone call that promised a refund, and that they should call to claim their refund. Today, as I...

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Telling the Story of Crypto-Jews in the Southeast US

Scholars from around the world will gather at the World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort, 500 S Legacy Trail, St Augustine, Florida 32092 at 9 a.m. Sunday, December 9th, for a day-long conference seeking to understand the presence of the descendants of...

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Cancer Benefit Sponsorships Available, Bratini 2018

On Friday, October 12 ArtBreakers will host Bratini, an event benefitting local Cancer charities at the Guy Harvey Resort in St. Augustine Beach, Fla. Event proceeds will aid Art Breakers and Pink Heals St. Johns County Chapter. Sponsorships are available starting at...

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SING OUT LOUD

September 1 marks the kickoff weekend of the Sing Out Loud Music Festival, one of Florida’s largest free music festivals taking place over the course of four weekends this September in St. Augustine, Florida. Over a dozen St. Augustine venues will host 70 showcases...

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On the Road Again

Author: Fr. Nicholas A. Marziani, Jr., D.Min. This must be extremely brief, as I’m preparing to head off to Europe in the morning (dateline: July 13th, a Friday – ah, a very blessed day, imho!). A very special pilgrimage awaits me, beginning in Yekaterinburg, Russia...

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Is There A Pebble In Your Shoe?

Author: Rob Stanborough, PT, DPT, MHSc, MTC, CMTPT, FAAOMPT Think about the number of hours our feet are used either to stand, walk, run or kick. We shove them in all kinds of footwear giving little thought to the mechanics of the joints or other tissues. We usually...

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Greed or Fuzzy Math? You be the Judge

Author: Bill Jones, St. Augustine Beach Civic Association On July 18th the Board of County Commissioners who voted unanimously to give The Wednesday Market to a for profit company starting October 1st. As most of you know the Market was the creation of the Civic...

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Planning forEmployment Changes

Author: Gaye Jones, AnnieMac Home Mortgage Most people will meet with a financial expert to prepare for retirement. And we meet with Estate Attorneys to set up arrangements upon our death. It is just as important to speak with a mortgage consultant before you make...

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Which neighborhood is right for you?

Author: Diane Vespucci, Broker Associate REMAX 100 Choosing the best neighborhood for you and your family is a fine balancing act, weighing price, proximity, amenities and life style on a sliding scale. Challenging is the word for finding a place that works for you,...

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Conscious Breathing: Are we breathing to live or to survive?

Author: Anne Andrews, Licensed Massage Therapist How many of us spend the day just thinking about what comes next, or thinking about the past? We make endless lists of things to accomplish and don’t really pay attention to what is right in front of us. We are easily...

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Work Toward Your Own Financial Independence Day

Upon retiring, many people relocate to enjoy a more favorable climate, or to be closer to grown children, or to live in an area they’ve visited and enjoyed. If you, too, are thinking of moving someday, you’ll want to study possible locations, but you also need to be...

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Shipwrecks & House Bill 631

Author: Tim Pribisco, J.D., Jackson Law Group This Spring, St. Johns County residents, along with visitors across the county, flocked to an area of a state protected beach in Guana State Park. With help from national news coverage, the visitors came to lay eyes on a...

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Last Line of Defense

Author: Steven Aldrich, First Coast Computer Services In this last month I have seen an upswing in fraudulent “tech support” scams. One client asked me “Why doesn’t Apple stop these guys from using their Logo and scamming me?” I was unable to give an answer that made...

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Blocker for County Commission

Hi, my name is Jeremiah Blocker and I am running to be your St. Johns County Commissioner for District 4. I live in Nocatee with my wife, Lauren, and our two beautiful children. We worship at St. John Paul II Catholic Church. I want to continue to make St. Johns...

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National Night Out 2018

The St. Augustine Beach Police Department will host National Night Out 2018 on August 7, 2018 from 5 – 8 pm at the St. Augustine Beach Pier. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood...

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RFP and Change to Market a bad deal for Community

by: Bill Jones, St. Augustine Beach Civic Association As many of you know the Wednesday Market created and built by the Civic Association almost 20 years ago has been hijacked by the County. In 2013 a handful of people with agendas of their own started lobbying for...

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