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Marriott Renaissance Resort Adds The UPS Store

A new THE UPS STORE is ready  to open inside the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village, St. Augustine on July 1, making it locally the first operation of its kind. The store will replace the resort’s in-house business center.

Smoke from Wildfires Impacts First Coast Tourism

MORE: First Coast fires

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- In Jacksonville today, the Sunshine State seemed more like the Smoky State.

Smoke from wildfires in Georgia and north Florida blanketed skies across Duval County and even along the beach.

Tourism officials said the smoke from wildfires this season has impacted tourism.

Staff asked hoteliers in northeast Florida about the smoke, said Visit Jacksonville spokesperson Lyndsay Rossman.

Some have reported cancellations due to the smoke, and she said more of the cancellations were in leisure hotels along the beach, instead of hotels which cater to business men and women.

Getting Swept Away by El Conquistador

Getting Swept Away by El Conquistador

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- I was not nervous about getting on the brightly painted, red and yellow speed boat.  I was worried about my camera. 

I was onboard El Conquistador Thursday trying out the newest attraction to hit the water near St.

Google Launches Tool for Online Reputation Management

Google Launches Tool for Online Reputation Management

Google has introduced a tool that helps you manage search results for your name.

The tool, "Me on the Web," is now included on the Google dashboard in between account information and analytics. It is not intended to be another privacy setting.

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June 17th is National Flip Flop Day!

June 17th is National Flip Flop Day!

Now through June 26, 2011, Tropical Smoothie Café offers customers an opportunity to purchase a great smoothie for a great cause. The national franchise company commits to donating a portion of the proceeds to their national charity partner, Camp Sunshine, from the sale of one of the top-selling smoothies, the Sunrise Sunset. With strawberries, pineapple, orange and mango blended to perfection, Tropical Smoothie Café treats its customers in every sip of the Sunrise Sunset smoothie.

Miracle Children Bring Extra Thanks to Local Publix Store

Miracle Children Bring Extra Thanks to Local Publix Store

Jennifer and Dave Edwards are proud parents of 2 healthy twin boys, Jack and Luke.  At 16 weeks into their pregnancy, doctors told the parents-to-be that one of their babies had no amniotic fluid and to prepare for the worst. At just 19 weeks, Jennifer started having contractions and was immediately admitted into the hospital.  She made it to 32 weeks and delivered the two boys at Wolfson Children’s Hospital on September 7, 2007. Jack and Luke each weighed a little over 2 lbs. and were able to go home after 8 weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).The boys were transported and treated with equipment that was purchased by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, with funds raised by their corporate sponsors such as Publix.

St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) Outstanding Business Partners of the Year

St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) Outstanding Business Partners of the Year

Hydro Aluminum and the National Safety Commission were recognized as the 2010-2011 St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) Outstanding Business Partners of the Year at the 24th Annual Commissioner’s Business Recognition Awards (CBRA) held last Thursday in Tampa. The event was hosted by the Florida Department of Education in partnership with the Florida Education Foundation and highlighted contributions of the honorees selected from each school district.