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One of the benefits of serving as editor of a local weekly paper is the opportunity to meet an awful lot of awfully nice people. more
Every year we have attended the county administrator’s budget workshop with his staff. Last year was difficult, as needs were great and money very tight. Despite that, three of the five county commissioners refused to put a sales tax on the ballot to begin paying for deferred maintenance and other vital needs. more
Finding out you’re pregnant is exciting, but at the same time, you might feel a bit overwhelmed, especially if this is your first baby. Being prepared can make a huge difference in your confidence and your experience. more
I read an interesting article from a recent USA Today piece discussing this subject matter. more
Summer vacation is the highlight of most kids’ year – the time when they get to sleep over at friends’ houses, hang out at the pool and make memories for a lifetime. It’s important, however, to keep your child mentally stimulated this summer to prevent a serious risk to their education: summer learning loss. more
When you create your financial and investment strategies for retirement, what will you need to know? In other words, what factors should you consider, and how will these factors affect your investment-related decisions, before and during your retirement? more
Post-hurricane damage is often extensive, and restoration is NOT something a property owner should undertake without understanding a bit more about the process. more
Here we go again. There was an opportunity to take care of our St. Johns County budget concerns back in 2015. The opportunity was squandered by three commissioners who did not allow the referendum to be put on the ballot for a citizens’ vote on a 1 cent sales tax increase. Not a commission vote. more
If you ask 100 people how they want their tax monies to be spent, you will get 100 different answers. We will never come to a consensus or total agreement on where all of our hard earned income … more
People often jump into extreme workout regimens to get “summer-body”-ready for the beach. However, when we move past June, even the most well-intentioned exercisers sometimes let fitness fall to the wayside due to vacations, family holidays or poor weather conditions. In fact, 52 percent of people delay exercise due to summer weather conditions, according to the Journal of Sport and Health Science. more
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