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When Ponte Vedra native Gabbi Lutz decided she wanted an education that focused on community service and volunteerism, she knew the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts was the right choice. Four years later, this past May, Lutz graduated from the college with a degree in psychology, but left her mark on the school by leading April 2019’s Build Day event for the Working for Worcester program. more
The PAWs (Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers) Act was introduced to Congress on June 5 by Florida Rep. John Rutherford and, if passed, will require the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide service dogs to veterans diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The bill is supported by K9s For Warriors, the largest service dog provider for disabled post-9/11 veterans in the U.S. more
Local Rotary clubs made quite a showing at the recent Rotary District 6970 conference in May in Daytona Beach. Pictured is Nicole Hamm of Beaches Rotaract, who won the Rotaract Rising Star Award; Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach President Vickie Cavey, who displays the district's Public Image Award on behalf of her club; Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra President Kelly Altosino-Sastre, who won the Brent Williams Spirit of Rotary Award; and Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach Rotarian Ed Dalton, who won the Rising Star Award. more
The Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition (AHTCC) recently announced that Sulzbacher Village in Jacksonville is a 2019 recipient of the Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Award, recognizing excellence in the affordable housing industry and organizations that have demonstrated especially impactful use of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit). more
Known for raising dollars and funding programs, United Way of St. Johns County benefits community residents in many impactful ways. Recently, over 500 individuals and families learned that tax season isn’t so bad when you take advantage of free and friendly assistance from IRS-trained volunteers at one of the four United Way-SJC tax-prep locations. more
Children with learning disabilities or behavioral issues often struggle to succeed in a traditional school setting. These students can become increasingly frustrated when they don’t fit in with their peers or learn at the same pace, leaving parents unsure of where to turn. more
The 19th Annual JDRF Miracles Gala “An Evening for Kings & Queens” will be held Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Sawgrass Marriott to help raise funds in the fight against Type 1 Diabetes. more
Junior Achievement of North Florida recently released its 2019 return on investment (ROI) document which shows the results of its survey of Junior Achievement program participants. Every other year, the nonprofit organization surveys students, teachers and volunteers who take part in the JA programs in Duval County. The results from the recent report show overwhelmingly that JA programs work. more
The Ponte Vedra Woman’s Club held its last meeting of the year May 21 at the Casa Marina Hotel restaurant, and the club distributed its monies raised for the charities for the 2018-2019 year. more
When Jerome Jaques first saw the giant, gangly black lab retriever-mix he’d been paired with through K9s for Warriors, he wasn’t sure he’d made the right decision. more
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