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Finding the story behind every brand

Keeli Scarlett, storyteller at the link was a featured speaker during the July Circle of Creation event.
In many ways life is full of stories, and capturing these stories can be crucial to help brand and sell a product was the primary talking points during the latest Circle of Creation event hosted by …
Underwood’s President Michael Richards and Chairman Clayton Bromberg
Underwood’s, one of the premier jewelry retailers in Northeast Florida, recently announced the appointment of Michael Richards as president. The company’s former vice president and chief …
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Managing your investments during difficult times

Economic difficulties, political unrest and natural disasters can all present challenges. Investors may wonder what effect these types of events, and others, could have on their investments. That is …

Club names Hardner Rotarian of the Year

Danielle Hardner receives the Rotarian of the Year Award from 2023-24 club President Jennifer Logue.

The Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach recently presented its Rotarian of the Year Award to Danielle Hardner. Hardner received the award from 2023-24 club President Jennifer Logue, who praised …

Kathy’s Gardening Guide: Bromeliads

Bromeliads

Tropical landscapes gain interest and color with the addition of bromeliads. These unique plants feature decorative leaves in red, green, purple, orange and yellow. Leaves may have stripes, spots or …

More Local News
St. Johns County has maintained its continuity of operations despite the impacts of Friday’s global tech issues caused by a national cybersecurity firm’s faulty system update, according to county …
St. Johns County invites the public to participate in the first open house for the County's Comprehensive Plan Update as it crafts strategies to implement the community's vision. On July 23, two …
Landrum Middle School PTO has announced the appointment of Troy Kasting as the school’s new principal. Kasting brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to education and community to the …
The summer heat can be dangerous if the proper measures are not taken, and that goes for pets as much as it does for their owners. Dogs may spend large amounts of time outside and during the …
The Ponte Vedra Beach Municipal Service District held its 500th board of trustees meeting in July 8 and the budget is becoming more and more of a topic of discussion. The board agreed by a vote …
FEATURES
Dreams Come True names board president
Dreams Come True, Northeast Florida’s locally based dream-granting organization for children battling life-threatening medical conditions, has announced the appointment of Paul Davison, assurance …
The first National Institutes of Health-funded clinical trial of its kind links the pairing of service dogs with military veterans to lowered PTSD severity, odds of PTSD diagnosis and other negative …
It’s kitten season, when scores of vulnerable kittens and cats are flooding into already full shelters, looking for people to love. The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) is partnering with PetSmart …
The summer heat can be dangerous if the proper measures are not taken, and that goes for pets as much as it does for their owners. Dogs may spend large amounts of time outside and during the …
ONE OF US
Carrie Tawney
Carrie Tawney is a corporate director of sales and marketing with Concord Hospitality. The Nocatee resident first found her passion for hospitality while in college, but she has fallen more in love …
Michelle and Jack Floyd make up The Floyd Group, in which the mother and son tandem make up a pair of renowned Realtors with deep roots in the Ponte Vedra Beach community. The two have rejoined the …
Ponte Vedra Beach native Molly Ronan was recently crowned the 2024 Florida Rose of Tralee. As the winner of the title for the Sunshine State, she will travel to Tralee, Ireland, to join Roses from …
NOCATEE HAPPENINGS

COA Center at UF Health Nocatee announces July schedule

The following programs will be held in July at COA Center at UF Health Nocatee, 351 Town Plaza Ave., Suite 205, Ponte Vedra. Unless specified otherwise, register by email to …

County sheriffs combine for community meet and greet in Nocatee

Members of the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office and Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office came together for a law enforcement meet and greet in Nocatee on July 13.

A combined event was held by members of the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office where members of law enforcement were able to meet residents of the Nocatee …

New program offers fun, effective ADHD solutions

Unlockt Program Director Eva Luther and founder Raghu Misra stand below the Brain Arcade sign.

Families seeking better ways to address the challenges posed by ADHD have a new resource in the community. Unlockt, a program that relies upon scientifically supported principles, helps children …

IN THE ARTS
Glass blowing ignites creativity at summer camp
This summer, Jacksonville Country Day School's (JCDS) campers experienced the fiery art of glass blowing, thanks to a special visit by Jacksonville Burnt Glassworks during the "Art Adventures" …
Kick StART, an afterschool art enrichment program sponsored by First Coast Cultural Center (FCCC), is taking registration through mid-August at participating schools in St. Johns County. Students in …
The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA), a Cultural Institute of the University of North Florida, kicks off the second half of its 100th anniversary year with “Fill My Heart With Hope: …
Get ready for an exciting event as Hillbilly Thomists kick off their summer tour in St. Augustine on July 31. The event will be at the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de …
The Jacksonville Symphony has announced that single tickets for its 75th Anniversary Season are now on sale. This season promises a celebration of exceptional programming with world premieres, …
SPORTS

Memories, skills created at Nease lacrosse camp

A counselor works with a camper at the Nease lacrosse camp.

Nease High hosted its annual lacrosse camp July 15 to 18 as elementary and middle school students took part learning various skills from current players on the Nease High team. “It’s …

PVHS boys golf program seeks donations

Want to make a difference in local high school sports? Your help is needed. The Ponte Vedra High School Boys Golf Program began in 2008 and has achieved great success over the years. The team …

Local softball team second in state

Ponte Vedra Girls Softball team finished second in the state in the 2024 Babe Ruth Tournament that was held in Lake City from June 27 to July 1. Pictured are: players Reese …

Youth fall sports registration ongoing for local leagues

The Ponte Vedra Athletic Association will have youth tackle football again this fall.

Summer is moving by quickly and soon enough fall sports will take over, and the first step toward that is ongoing with registration for fall sports now open. Noc-Pal Area Athletics and the Ponte …

Obituaries
Diane Lazelle Tyler
Diane Lazelle Tyler passed away peacefully at Community Hospice McGraw Center on July 5, 2024. Diane has joined her loving husband, James Lloyd Tyler, who passed away Feb. 19, 2022. Diane leaves …
Death Notices for July 18, 2024
Oliver Lawrence Durocher Oliver Lawrence Durocher, 90, of Jacksonville, Florida, died July 11, 2024. Arrangements by Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home & Cremation Centre 904-249-1100 …
Death Notices for July 11, 2024
Leona Jessica Bowen Leona Jessica Bowen, 64, of Miami, Florida, died July 3, 2024. Arrangements by Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, www.quinn-shalz.com, 904-249-1100. …
John Stratford Duss, IV
With great sadness, we announce the passing of John Stratford Duss, IV, on June 4, 2024. A Jacksonville native, John helped shape many of Northeast Florida’s iconic real estate developments and his …
Jill Ilene Hornsby
Jill Ilene Hornsby, age 88, of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, passed away June 19, 2024. She was born February 21, 1936, to James and Ruth Ingraham in Oregon, IL. Jill was a loving wife, mother, …
More renewables projects were funded by rural energy program REAP in 2023, but small-scale funding was down
The Daily Yonder reports that since the inception of the Inflation Reduction Act, small-scale funding for the Rural Energy for America Program is down, with the greater number of grants going to the largest projects and salaries.
Translating Gen Z Slang This Back-to-School Season
(BPT) - Slang phrases used by Gen Z continue to grow in popularity. And according to recent surveys, many parents are struggling to understand exactly what their kids are saying and meaning. This …
New study reveals what companies need to do to earn trust in the age of AI
(BPT) - Although artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are groundbreaking technologies providing benefits to companies and consumers, they've also ushered in a new era of …
Here are 7 strategies to save for retirement and college at the same time
(BPT) - Saving for the future is a top financial priority for most people. If you have children, then saving for their college education may also be an important goal for you. Or, you may want to …
Mike Bond’s Latest Thriller, CRUDE: Nuclear War is Coming -- Can We Stop It?
Mike Bond’s Latest Thriller, CRUDE: Nuclear War is Coming -- Can We Stop It?
() - “After many years working on intelligence and war issues, I now believe we’re about to have a worldwide nuclear war. We and nearly all life will probably soon be incinerated in a …