Official Northeast Florida Regional Evacuation Study to be Released

The Northeast Florida Regional Council, in coordination with the Florida Department of Community Affairs Divisions of Emergency Management and Community Planning, and the Florida Department of Transportation, will officially release the Northeast Florida Regional Evacuation Study on Thursday, December 16th at 1:30 p.m.  This event will be held at the University Center at the University of North Florida, located at 12000 Alumni Drive in Jacksonville.

This Weekend in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches

Friday: December 10


Enjoy a fabulous holiday wine tasting party to benefit the Cultural Center and Ponte Vedra Beach.  A $20 tax deductible donation provides a light appetizers and a wonderful selection of wines.  The tasting is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Augustine Grille in the Sawgrass Marriott Resort and Spa, 1000 PGA Tour Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach.


Homes by Deltona presents the 12 Cookies of Christmas at San Savino at The Shores in St. Augustine

Homes by Deltona presents the 12 Cookies of Christmas  at San Savino at The Shores in St. Augustine

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a gingerbread cookie. Homes by Deltona, a subsidiary of The Deltona Corporation, is celebrating the season with the 12 Cookies of Christmas home tour on Dec. 18 from 1-4 p.m. at San Savino at The Shores.

St. Augustine Restaurants Raise $13K for Boys & Girls Club

The St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association recently held its first annual food and wine festival to benefit THE PLAYERS Championship Boys & Girls Club in St. Augustine. The event, which featured more than 100 wines and food from 15 restaurants at The Council on Aging’s River House, raised $13,692 for the Club and hosted more than 300 enthusiastic guests.

Participating restaurants included Amici, Cafe Atlantico, Zhanras, Purple Olive, Cap’s on the Water, Creekside Dinery, Culinary Outfitters, Gypsy Cab Company, Kingfish Grill, Barnacle Bill’s, The Reef, The Raintree, Salt Water Cowboys, South Beach Grill and The Tasting Room. Event sponsors included St. Johns Food Service, SYSCO Jacksonville, Kresge, Platt & Abare, The Bailey Group and The Garden.

Proceeds from the event will be used to extend programs and services to children in the West St. Augustine community through The PLAYERS Championship Boys & Girls Club.

Santa Claus is coming to Tow----wait...He’s coming to Ripley’s first!

Santa Claus is Coming to town!  On Friday, December 3rd, 2010, Ripley’s will host their grand opening of Santa’s Toy Workshop at their City Gates Train Station located at 3 Cordova St.  Santa will arrive on his big red train to welcome residents and guests to his temporary new home.

Triple Fuel Perks on Gift Cards at Winn Dixie

Holiday Shopping Tip:

1. Before hitting the stores on Black Friday and throughout holiday season, visit Winn-Dixie and purchase gift cards for the stores where you’ll be shopping. Earn fuelperks! rewards.

2. Use those cards for holiday shopping for friends and family.

3. You’ve now earned discounted gas just for doing your holiday shopping!

Fuel Price Brief for the Week of Nov 21

Consumers will get a break this holiday weekend as gas prices are not expected to increase further this week after the price of crude oil dropped $3.37 in price last week to settle Friday at $81.51 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Crude prices decreased for the second week in a row, sparing last minute spikes in retail gas prices before Thanksgiving.