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Fishing at the Vilano Beach Pier

Fishing at the Vilano Beach Pier

As you are headed into St. Augustine, Florida, from Jacksonville, Florida, on A1A south, be sure to stop at the Vilano Beach pier.  If you arrive in time for lunch, there are several cafes as well as a restaurant on the Intercoastal waterway that sits next to the bridge.  Additionally, if you wish to picnic, there is a brand-new Publix grocery store within 1000 feet of the pier.

St. Johns County Public Library Launches Food for Fines

 

The St. Johns County Public Library System appreciates the continued support of our patrons and we would like to take this opportunity to give back to the community. In these challenging economic times, more residents are experiencing difficulty paying bills and keeping food on the table. Area food banks cannot meet local demand for holiday meals so, beginning Monday, November 14, 2011, the Library System will accept non-perishable food items in lieu of overdue library fines. Patrons may bring one sealed, non-expired, non-perishable food item for each $1.00 overdue fine. This waiver is for library fines only and does not include fees for printing, lost items, nor may it be used for credit against future fines.

Pet Owners Beware At Pet Parks

Pet Owners Beware At Pet Parks
Pet OWNERS BE ON THE LOOK OUT! This warning has been spreading across facebook all day coming from: Pet Pardons
DOG PARK ALERT

Pumpkin Patches Prepare First Coast For Halloween

Pumpkin Patches Prepare First Coast For Halloween

Fall has made a chilly arrival across the First Coast. With the arrival of October came the local Pumpkin Patches and the Halloween Attractions. Pumpkin patches and Halloween decorations are beginning to pop up all across the area and the is Oldest City gearing up for this spooky traditional holiday.

Children and adults alike enjoy the festivities of Halloween in the month of October. Everyone enjoys getting creative and dressing up in interesting and elaborate costumes. The children dress up go trick-or-treating in hopes of making out with lots of candy. The big kids go to the different costume contests at different locations and bars across the city in hopes of cashing in on their creative costumes. It is a great time for everyone in the Oldest City.

Many people decorate their yards and create haunted houses to keep the holiday as spooky as possible. One of the most creative and hands on way to celebrate, and decorate, is by carving pumpkins.