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DOWNTOWN NEIGHBORS 08.28.2013

Something new: Our friends at The Floridian restaurant would like everyone to know about their new backyard venture called The Florida Room.  Located in their backyard directly behind the restaurant, it’s a coffee and craft beer garden with house-baked pies and desserts, seasonally inspired sa...
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CNN: St. Johns County one of ‘best places to live’

St. Johns County on Wednesday was named fifth on CNN Money’s list of “2013 Best Places to Live: Where the Jobs Are.” It said the county’s “vitals were strong” and cited job growth from 2010 to 2012 as 12.1 percent. “It’s the healthiest county in Florida and leads the state in publ...
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DOWNTOWN NEIGHBORS 06.25.2013

Mark your calendars for 7pm tonight when Dr Sherry Johnson, Director of Academic Programs/Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University in Miami, will speak on “Life in Saint Augustine in the 1730s and 1740s as a Remote Military Town on the Spanish Frontier.” Dr Johnson...
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DOWNTOWN NEIGHBORS 06.11.2013

Congratulations: It was a full house at the COA River House on May 30th when friends, fans and coworkers gathered together to honor  Cathy Brown as she handed over the reins to the new COA Director, Becky Yanni.  Laughter and good cheer were the order of the day as Joe Boles listed the many acc...
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Retirement Living: 5 great (unknown) places to retire

Picking a place to retire is a pretty big deal. Any good financial planner will advise you to start thinking about where you want to live well before you enter those retirement years. If you don't plan to retire in the home you've lived in for years, you may go to one of those "Best places to ret...
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DOWNTOWN NEIGHBORS 05.08.2013

In the 22 years I’ve been a city resident I can honestly say I’ve never seen the moat around the Fort so filled up with water.  People have been sending me photos of canoes being paddled around downtown and Arredondo in Davis Shores and many homes became waterfront this past weekend, however te...
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DOWNTOWN NEIGHBORS 04.24.2013

Congratulations: It was a packed house in the Alcazar Room at City Hall Monday night when family, friends and co-workers came together to honor Herbie Wiles as the City Commission bestowed upon him The Order of La Florida.  In recognition of his extraordinary lifetime services to the community, ...
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ST AUGUSTINE: SUPER SHOPPING IN THE SUNSHINE STATE

Some familiar downtown names and faces were recently featured in the Essentially America magazine, the only UK magazine devoted to travel and lifestyle in the USA. Under the title, “Super Shopping in the Sunshine State,” Joel Bagnal in his goldsmithing apron appears on the front page of the arti...
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DOWNTOWN NEIGHBORS 04.10.2013

Save these dates: This Thursday you are invited to join the three Mrs Flaglers for dinner at the Casa Monica Hotel as it celebrates its 125th anniversary.  The show is produced by our own Dianne Jacoby and the event includes a sumptuous meal.  Seating is limited so make your reservation by call...
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DOWNTOWN NEIGHBORS 3.27.2013

Congratulations to The Floridian restaurant for being the centerfold feature in the Executive Edge magazine  inside the March Jacksonville Business Journal. Titled “Far from the Usual Tourist Fare,” the Executive Eats article interviewed owners Genie and Jeff McNally about their innovative Sout...
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