Gin Blossoms (photo submitted)
Northeast Florida Area Health Education Center has free group support for tobacco users wanting to quit smoking. Participants will also receive free patches, gum or lozenges. Visit or call 904-482-0189 for information.
Doug Reimer nears the turnaround during the Ponte Vedra YMCA Turkey Trot. Reimer finished first overall in the event. (photo by David Rosenblum)
Veteran/canine team Greg Wells and Utah; Joe York, president of AT&T Florida; and Heather Duncan, external affairs, AT&T. (photo submitted)
Victory Executive Director Holly Morse
The finalists in the TacoLu Men’s Pro (from left) winner Evan Thompson, Cody Thompson, Jake McGuire and Wayne Satterwhite Jr. receive their prizes. (photo by David Rosenblum)

News Stories

The 20th Anniversary of the annual Jax Beach Pier Dance, featuring BayStreet band, will be held Thursday, Dec. 21.

St. Johns County and the St. Augustine YMCA will host a free Winter Wonderland event on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The Players Senior Center in Ponte Vedra is seeking volunteers to help out on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers would be assisting in the kitchen for lunchtime.

On Tuesday, the Planning and Zoning Agency will hear requests for the Players Club at Sawgrass Planned Unit Development.


David Long, Chairman of the TaxSlayer Bowl, announced today that Mississippi State University will play the University of Louisville in the Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, TaxSlayer Bowl.

At its December meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) gave an update on the agency’s efforts to address nonnative fish and wildlife.

The Jacksonville Sports Council announced that it will serve as host and continue the annual regional Spelling Bee which serves as the qualifier for the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

At the Dec. 5 Commission meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) acknowledged $25,000 in charitable donations from six sponsors.


Robert Paul Brett, 95, of Ponte Vedra Beach, died December 3, 2017. Arrangements by Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home, (904)249-1100. 




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