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    Local News Roundup: Week Ending June 12, 2015

    By Admin | June 12, 2015

    A curation of this week’s local news. Feel free to use this post to make comments and ask questions about local news and issues. St. Johns County School Board asks St. Johns County Commission for half-cent share of sales tax initiative [St Augustine Record] Rare bacteria outbreak returns to Florida [News4Jax] New name for chain of smaller... Read More

    Ponte Vedran of the Week: Jim Philip

    By Admin | June 12, 2015

    This week’s Ponte Vedran of the Week probably doesn’t need an introduction to our area entrepreneurs. If you are in the business world, chances are you’ve run an idea by Jim, asked him for advice or maybe even an investment. Hard-working, generous and sharp, Jim is a great guy to know. When not advising people,... Read More

    State Park Excursions: Good Ole Fashioned Summer Fun

    By Admin | June 11, 2015

    We glommed on to a friend’s family state park trip this past weekend — why plan when someone else is doing it right? What a blast! I’ll spare you the details of the whining, donut smearing, fatifying (funny app), dubsmashing (another funny app) and screaming in the mini-van, as what I really want to share is... Read More

    Non-Profit Spotlight: Women’s Giving Alliance

    By Admin | June 10, 2015

    We are delighted to start a new offering spotlighting all the good work being done in our little town. We’ll rotate between business spotlights and non-profit spotlights on a regular basis. Our inaugural post was suggested by resident Josie Welling. In her words… Paula Liang is the new President of the Women’s Giving Alliance, which... Read More

    Eye on Education in St. Johns County by Kristi Mansouri

    By Admin | June 9, 2015

    Note from the Editor: A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece about the End of Course exams in St Johns County. Friend and parent, Kristi Mansouri, has been staying on top of the testing situation here in St Johns County, so I asked her to write up a state of the state. A Testing... Read More

    Snapped: Here Comes the Bride

    By Admin | June 8, 2015

    Found on Rutile Drive. Love the sense of humor these people have. These birds have a new outfit every season. Read More

    Ponte Vedran of the Week: Eden Kendall

    By Admin | June 5, 2015

    This week’s Ponte Vedran of the Week is Eden Kendall. This busy lady does it all and has fun while doing it. You hear her on the radio at 99.9 Gator Country. You see her Wednesday mornings on WJXT CH 4. As founder of the extremely worthwhile Easy Peasy, a Kids Fitness Foundation, you see... Read More

    Providence Allegedly Bans Gay Student

    By Admin | June 5, 2015

     News4Jax is reporting that a student was banned from certain activities at Providence School a day after he came out as gay on Twitter. He is no longer enrolled in the school. This issue is bringing out some strong responses on Facebook. Lots of “seriouslys,” and “what would Jesus do” reactions. What are your thoughts? Watch... Read More

    St Johns County Proposed 1% Sales Tax Increase

    By Admin | June 3, 2015

    Did you know that the St Johns County Commission is exploring a 1 percent sales tax increase that would be voted on in November?  This would be the only item on that ballot. Without some influx of funds, the county may have to consider cutting from non-essential areas — reduce library hours, cut some evening park lighting etc.... Read More

    Maple Street Biscuit Review by Pam Ohno

    By Admin | June 1, 2015

    Maple Street Biscuits, have you tried it? Their biscuit sandwiches have every kind of combination, mixing up traditional Southern and contemporary fillings. My favorite for lunch – the Squawking Goat: all natural fried chicken breast, fried goat cheese medallion, and house made pepper jelly on a flaky biscuit. Their biscuit sandwiches also feature pecan wood smoked... Read More