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St. Johns is healthiest county in Florida

Studies have proven what St. Johns County residents already knew: This is the healthiest place in Florida. The fourth annual national study of all 50 states was released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and ranked St. Johns County first in the state when measuring today’s persona...
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A standing ovation from all of us to Cathy Brown, the longtime Executive Director of the St Johns Council on Aging, who will be handing over the day-to-day operation and management of the COA this coming June to Becky Yanni, Development and Volunteer Manager. In the past 13 years under Cathy’s lea...
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Happy 500th Birthday, Florida: Let’s visit St. Augustine

For the record, water from the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine tastes like Hell, as in the “sulfurous pits of…,” thanks to its origins in Florida’s notoriously sulfur-laced artesian springs. One retch-inducing sip and you’re thinking: Juan Ponce de Leon was searching for this? W...
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Join us for the St Francis House Fundraiser on Friday, February 1st.  The Limelight Theater presents: LOST IN YONKERS - A classic Neil Simon play.  $75 per person includes:  heavy hors d' oeuvres, a fabulous performance, an opportunity to bid on a day with Sheriff David Shoar & the drawing of...
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St. Augustine Amphitheatre in Top 100 list

The national concert industry publication Pollstar has named the St. Augustine Amphitheatre to its list of the 100 top Amphitheatre venues worldwide. The distinction is based on ticket sales reported to Pollstar for shows played between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012. The St. Augustine Amphitheatre ran...
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Save the dates: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said, “Music is the universal language of mankind,” and I think most people would agree.  At the February First Friday Art Walk you can find out for yourself at the very special exhibit “Music from the HeART,” featuring Dick (aka Frog) Bozung. ...
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Claude's Chocolates

On the move: Wendy Tatter of WB Tatter Gallery on San Marco Avenue has moved downtown!  She will be joining the Georgia Nick Gallery at 11A Aviles Street and everyone is excited about the news.  Wendy wants to thank everyone who has supported her for the past seven years in her uptown location ...
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St Augustine Art Festival

By all accounts, the final meeting this year for the Flagler Model Land Neighborhood Association was deemed a success by all who attended.  Incorporating business, pleasure and a helping hand for the St Francis House pantry, neighbors enjoyed food, drink and good cheer.  The next meeting will be i...
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A happy belated birthday to Art McGinnis who turned 90 recently.  His daughters, Susan Burk, Sylvia McGinnis and Sandra McGinnis, threw a party for him at the St Francis Barracks where he and his wife Lorraine enjoyed family, friends, food and a fantastic belly dancing presentation! Congratulati...
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The holiday season is upon us and our streets were thronged with locals and visitors alike this past Thanksgiving weekend.  There’s always something interesting to see or do in town, but during this time of year you have to wear your running shoes just to keep up. Jim and Marcia Byles, your ho...
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