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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
Where are all those people I hear are overwhelming us in Ponte Vedra coming from? Let’s look. more
“If you build it, they will come.” Is this what Jed Davis, grandson of J.E. Davis, and his family thought with the Florida 9B project (Nocatee development)? more
These are times when it’s exceptionally hard to make sense of what is happening in our government. It’s even harder to find a silver lining. But, there are glimmering slivers of hope this month and a reason to cautiously celebrate some victories in our legislature. more
Your golden years are certainly a time to slow down and enjoy life, but that doesn’t mean you have to decrease your activity level. 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
There comes a time in everyone’s life when your children grow into adults. They move away and create a life of their own. At this point, the house where you created a loving family becomes a burden. Empty bedrooms and still hallways. A sizeable mortgage and endless lawn care. more
Americans love their pets. In fact, 68 percent of U.S. households have at least one pet, according to the latest National Pet Owners Survey. But whether a pet is treated like a child or spoiled like a grandchild, pets are often an important part of the family. That’s why the question of who gets “custody” of the family pet may become hotly contested in a divorce. 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
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