Business

Flagler to Host Business Planning Workshop

Flagler College is partnering with SCORE – Counselors to America's Small Business – and the St Johns Chamber of Commerce to host a four-part planning workshop for small businesses. All sessions will be held at Flagler College on Wednesday evenings on March 9, March 23, April 6, and April 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Room 300 of Kenan Hall at Flagler College.

Alcohol Compliance Detail, Feb. 11

As a continuing effort to combat underage drinking in the county, members of the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Unit conducted another “Alcohol Compliance Detail” this past Friday, 11 February 2011. The operation checked nine establishments in the St. Augustine area and at three of them the underage Investigative Aide was sold alcoholic beverages.

Double-Decker Sight Seeing Boat is Back!

St. Augustine's popular double-decker sightseeing tour boat returns to it's slip at the downtown Municipal Marina just south of the Bridge of Lion's after it's annual scheduled dry-dock.  The Victory boats have been providing tours around the historic waters of Matanzas Bay for over 110 years.  Today, fourth generation Captain Michael Usina carries on the tradition.  Regularly scheduled trips will begin on Saturday, February 12 at 11:00am and continue at 1:00pm, 2:45pm and 4:30pm.  Each narrated trip is 1 hour and 15 min long.  For more information contact the Scenic Cruise Office at 824-1806 or www.scenic-cruise.com.

JEA Warns Customers to Beware of Scams

JEA is warning its customers to beware of scams involving utility bill payments.

Recently, some JEA customers have been called, texted or visited in person, requesting a payment be made on a credit card number to avoid disconnection of services. JEA does not call its customers to make such requests.  Additionally, some JEA customers are being offered payment of their utility bill for up to half off the total amount due. The scam works like this – a customer is approached and told their bill will be paid in full if the customer gives an amount in cash. Unfortunately, the account is then paid with a stolen credit card or check. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

The Pirate Museum Offers Annual Pass

The Pirate Museum Offers Annual Pass

Can’t get enough of Pat Croce’s St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum? That’s OK. Biases aside, neither can we!

We’re excited to share the wealth of the immersive Pirate Museum experience again and again with the introduction of our Annual Pass for individuals and families. The passes also make the perfect gift for pirates from all walks of life and languages.

Vacancies for St. Johns County Advisory Boards and Committees

St. Johns County is currently accepting applications for the following Board and Committee vacancies. Contact Melissa Lundquist at (904) 209.0537 or mlundquist@sjcfl.us for more information or to obtain an application.

Small Cabbage Crop means Higher Prices for Farmers

Small Cabbage Crop means Higher Prices for Farmers

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Some Florida cabbage farmers say a smaller crop may mean higher prices for the leafy greens this year.

Several freezes destroyed about 30 percent of the cabbage crop in north Florida. St. Johns County Agricultural Extension agent Steven Lands says that means the cabbages that made it are worth more.

Lands says the price for a 50-pound box that holds about 15 heads of cabbage is fetching $16 to $18 this year.

Last year, farmers got about $6 to $8 a box and had to pack more heads of cabbage in those boxes because rain and cold had stunted them.