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Whetstone Chocolates of St. Augustine Offers Chocolate Camp for Kids

Whetstone Chocolates of St. Augustine Offers Chocolate Camp for Kids

For the first time in history, Whetstone Chocolates of St. Augustine will offer kids an opportunity to become real gourmet chocolatiers through its Chocolate Camp for Kids programs. This June and July, the 7,800 square foot, air-conditioned Whetstone factory will be open to kids ages 9-12 who want to learn the sweet secrets behind Whetstone’s most beloved chocolate creations.

Commercial Building Permits Increase in St. Johns County

Commercial Building Permits Increase in St. Johns County

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Real estate values have been cut dramatically, but contractors said they are starting to see the market recover.

"It is significant," explained John Valdes, owner of Valdes and Associates in St. Augustine.  "I mean, there is a lot of activity in the real estate market ... we're seeing a significant upswing."

Valdes believes people are no longer waiting for the market to bottom out and want to spend their money before prices rise. 

"The market is correcting and the market is starting to go back up," said Michael Bourre, a spokesperson for the Northeastern Florida Builders Association. 

Grocer Offers Cookie Decorating for Kids/Special fuelperks Promo

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., offers customers the convenience of shopping at one location for everything needed to celebrate Mother’s Day, having fun and saving money in the process. From noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, kids can decorate a 12-inch cookie with a Mother’s Day message and get a Mylar Mother’s Day balloon for $9.99. The grocer also has a number of special gift bundles combining flowers, bakery items, chocolates and greeting cards.

Norman Gregory Joins the SJC Chamber as Vice President of Economic Development

Norman Gregory Joins the SJC Chamber as Vice President of Economic Development

The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce welcomes Norman Gregory to the position of Vice President of Economic Development.  In his role, Gregory will be responsible for implementing the tactical work plan related to the Chamber’s goals for Economic Development. Those goals are focused on increasing employment totals, average wages and commercial tax base within St. Johns County.

FPL Applauds State Legal Action to Stop Unsolicited Energy Audit Calls

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has filed legal action to stop an aggressive marketing scheme targeting customers of Florida Power & Light Company and other Florida utilities.
 
FPL received reports from thousands of customers and worked closely with FDACS, customers and law enforcement officials for nearly a year to help stop the relentless solicitations, which used FPL’s name and trademarked logo without authorization.

St. Augustine Humane Society Elects New Officers

St. Augustine Humane Society has approved a 2011 slate of officers and the addition of several new board members including an interim operations director.

Belk Charity Event and a Good Reason to Go Shopping!

Belk Spring Charity Sale - Belk will hold its annual Spring Charity Sale this Saturday morning at 6:00 a.m. to benefit local charities, schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the company’s 16-state market area.

A $5 charitable donation gains customers admission to a private sale with merchandise discounts ranging from an extra 20 to 70 percent off on items throughout the store, including special savings on rarely discounted brands. Customers will also receive $5 off their first purchase of $5 or more at the event, and Belk cardholders will receive double Rewards points (and Belk Elite cardholders, triple Rewards points) for card purchases.