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Deputy Shares Fire Survival Story

Deputy Shares Fire Survival Story

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Sgt. Glenn Lappe is thankful he made it out alive after the St. Johns County deputy saved a woman from a house fire early Monday morning. 

Lappe was the first one on the scene of the St. Augustine fire, when he heard the young woman's father screaming for help. 

"He pointed to a bedroom window on the side of the house and smoke was just billowing out of it," said Lappe. 

The man's daughter was stuck on the second floor of the home.  Lappe said he took a deep breath and ran up the stairs.

"I ran into a wall of heat," Lappe explained.  "It was like sticking your head into an oven."

Stunned and unable to breathe, Lappe ran back down the staircase.

"I'm a father and he's a father, and I watched the anguish on his face because we were sitting there thinking that, you know, we're probably going to watch his daughter die," Lappe said.

Nease High School Student Places Second in National Teen Safe Driving Contest

Allen D. Nease High School student Brianna MacNaught was selected from nearly 300 high school journalists as a winner in the national Keep the Drive High School Journalism Awards to curb distracted driving, earning a prize of $1,000. The Keep the Drive High School Journalism Awards, sponsored by The Allstate Foundation, encourages high school journalists to educate their peers about the dangers of texting while driving, to raise awareness about youth traffic safety and empower teens to take on the issues locally.

Harley-Davidson of St. Augustine Organizes Motorcycle Ride Preceding Toby Keith Concert

Harley-Davidson of St. Augustine Organizes Motorcycle Ride Preceding Toby Keith Concert

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Harley-Davidson of St. Augustine will be hosting a pre-show motorcycle ride from the Harley-Davidson of St. Augustine dealership to St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Thursday July 21st, prior to the Toby Keith concert.

Young (VERY) Entrepreneur's Business is Popping

Young (VERY) Entrepreneur's Business is Popping

St. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Nine-year-old Skyler loves baseball and watching football on TV with his dad. But when it comes to being outside in the Florida heat, he says he'll pass.

"It's like 100 degrees yesterday and 100 degrees the other day," he said.

His favorite place to escape the heat is at the movie theatre. "I love the popcorn," he said.

But this young man turned that hatred of the heat, and love of the snack into a business idea.

"I thought it would be really nice if I could sell something, so I thought I'd mix some flavors to make the popcorn taste better."

He's even got a website for his spices; a website he manages himself.

CLICK HERE TO TAKE A LOOK AT SKYLER'S SITE

And he's already signed on his first major client. The IMAX Theatre at the World Golf Village.

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office Reminds Homeowners of Fireworks Ban

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office Reminds Homeowners of Fireworks Ban

Homeowners,

Your HOA Board of Directors is forwarding to you a reminder letter from the St. John's County Sheriff's office about fireworks.

 

Hello Everyone,

The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office would like to wish you a safe and happy Fourth of July. We would like to remind everyone we are still under an Emergency Fireworks and Burn Ban. Division of Forestry has worked over 3600 wildfires in the state since January. 73 have been in St Johns County since June.

Under the burn ban you can not:

* Use or discharge fireworks, sparklers, trick noise makers or any other items listed in FS791.01 (4) (c).

High Honors for Ad Agency

At the American Advertising Federation’s National ADDY competition, one small multicultural agency truly shined. Playing in the big leagues, Brunet-García Advertising won three gold and one silver national awards – the most of any agency in Florida and the Caribbean. Only one other multicultural/Hispanic agency received an award at the national level. The winners were selected from 1,382 entries from a full range of advertising agencies around the country.

BG received Gold ADDY awards for the Block x Block Illustrations, the Players by the Sea “The Full Monty” poster and the Players by the Sea poster series. A Silver ADDY was also awarded for the Players by the Sea building design.

Abraham Bell Selected to Play in 2011 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach

The First Tee of St. Johns County Participant Abraham Bell was selected as one of seventy participants representing 47 chapters of The First Tee to play in the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, an official Champions Tour event that will be conducted July 8-10 and televised nationally on Golf Channel.