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    Ponte Vedra Beach Sand Renourishment Schedule 2024

    By Gwinn Volen | March 30, 2024

    The St Johns County $36M beach renourishment project for Ponte Vedra Beach, where sand will be pumped in from the ocean to help protect against storms and prevent future erosion, has begun. The dredging work started March 29 just north of the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, and it will finish up in the 1300... Read More

    Did You Say Booty? Brazilian Booty and Pilates Too

    By Gwinn Volen | September 13, 2020

    By Gwinn Volen COVID has thrown off many a workout routine. Though no workout beast, I had a system pre-March 12 that included classes at the Ponte Inn & Club mixed with a little Orangetheory. I’ve spent the last few months doing driveway workouts with friends and walking. This week, I made it a mission... Read More

    Managing Stress & Anxiety During COVID-19 by Sarah Strickland

    By Willow Logue | June 24, 2020

    By Sarah Strickland Even though many businesses are reopening, the fear of COVID-19 is still very real. Plenty of individuals and families have made the choice to stay at home, even though many of us have the option of going out to restaurants, bars, and shops. With so much uncertainty in the world, it is... Read More

    Getting Fit in Palm Valley by Mae Logue

    By Willow Logue | June 11, 2020

    By Mae Logue After weeks stuck in quarantine wondering if getting off the couch for a home workout is worth it, many of us are in desperate need of personal motivation and friendly faces from a distance. While many gyms and fitness centers around Ponte Vedra have begun opening up again, very few have the... Read More

    Being A Human

    By Willow Logue | June 10, 2020

    By Willow Logue This past week many of us have been alerted to our own blind spots, shortcomings, and lack of knowledge. During my own internal audit, I have come to realize I can do more. More listening to others, more reading, more education, more donating, more discussing…more. Here is a small round-up of what... Read More

    Small Changes for a Big Impact

    By Willow Logue | May 7, 2020

    Before the pandemic, for fun, we did a “this or that” post using photoshop on a house The Volen Group has listed. Overwhelmingly, people like the white better. The sellers took all that feedback into account and now the house looks like this: They painted the exterior Benjamin Moore White Dove and added a blue... Read More

    Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

    By Willow Logue | April 30, 2020

      Sunday, May 10 is Mother’s Day. Maybe going out for brunch will be an option but if not here are some other ideas. Staycation Think the mom in your life could use a break? Book a night at the Hilton Garden Inn. Clean sheets, no kids, 24 hours to indulge in her favorite things.... Read More

    Jaguars Draft Preview by Gus Logue

    By Willow Logue | April 23, 2020

    The Jacksonville Jaguars have 12 picks in the upcoming NFL Draft, second-most in the league. General Manager Dave Caldwell has done an adequate job drafting since his hiring in 2013. Specifically, Caldwell has done a poor job drafting first-round talent but has done a better job of finding value in later rounds, specifically at wide... Read More

    COVID-19 and College Admissions by Pam Ohno

    By Gwinn Volen | April 16, 2020

    The coronavirus has upended life for everyone, including high school students. On top of transitioning to remote learning and missing time spent with friends because of social distancing, juniors are preparing for the college admissions process, which is just around the corner. It’s a stressful time, no doubt. However, the best advice for high school... Read More

    Virtual Worship

    By Willow Logue | April 11, 2020

    Tomorrow is Easter Sunday and while we cannot attend services in person, we have a most unique and wonderful opportunity to watch celebrations around the world right from our homes.   Below is a list of sites you can visit to watch this beautiful sacrament on our highest holiday in a variety of languages.  It’s a... Read More