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Plantation at Ponte Vedra Beach hosts Community Open House May 1

April 30th, 2016 · No Comments

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Plan to attend the  Community Open House at Plantation at Ponte Vedra Beach tomorrow,  May 1, at 1 pm. View a great selection of homes and experience all that The Plantation offers including a recently renovated beach club and Plantation Commons, the new amenities park. Plus, learn more about the community’s $7 million dollar golf course revitalization.

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Palates Delighted and Funds Raised at “A Night at Roy’s”

April 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Chef Roy Yamaguchi and his Jacksonville Beach restaurant recently hosted “A Night at Roy’s” to benefit MBF Child Safety Matters™, a research–based, bullying and child abuse prevention education program.

E. Burr, Chef Roy and Matt Rapp

From l to r, Ed Burr, chairman of the board, Monique Burr Foundation, Chef Roy Yamaguchi and Matt Rapp, executive director, The PLAYERS Championship-PGA Tour, gather for a photo as they greet guests.

Ed Burr, chairman of the board of directors and founder of the foundation, said, “This annual event raises funds that are vital to continue our work. Our MBF Child Safety Matters™ program reached more than one million children throughout Florida this year and the program was recently launched for the first time outside of Florida in Dayton, Ohio.”

Karen Wolfson, a retired teacher, spoke at the event and expressed her appreciation of MBF Child Safety Matters™, “This program truly works and the children understand the safety rules and use them,” she said. “I’ve seen it work in the classroom and, as a volunteer at the Wolfson Children’s Hospital, I have seen the tragic effects of child abuse. This foundation is worthy of your support.

 

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville Named THE PLAYERS ‘Charity of the Day’

April 28th, 2016 · No Comments

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The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville team

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a “home away from home” for families who need to be near a hospital for their child’s medical treatment, has been selected as THE PLAYERS “Charity of the Day” on Saturday, May 14. THE PLAYERS Championship returns to THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass May 10-15.

“Each day during tournament week, a local charity is featured during THE PLAYERS Championship,” said Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville Executive Director Diane Boyle. “We are honored and grateful to receive this recognition from THE PLAYERS.”

THE PLAYERS designates a different charity as “Charity of the Day” from Tuesday through Sunday. Charities selected are beneficiaries of THE PLAYERS.

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In addition, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville is participating in the Chip in for Youth ticket program, providing charities the opportunity to raise funds by promoting the sale of good-any-one-day tickets to THE PLAYERS. For each ticket sold, $25 will be donated back to the organization that promoted the ticket. The remaining net proceeds, after fees, will be donated to The First Tee, a nonprofit golf organization focused on improving children’s lives through golf.

Tickets can be purchased online through Ticketmaster. To support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville, use the code REDSHOECREW when purchasing tickets. The organization which raises the most will receive a $5,000 bonus, and the second-place organization will receive a $2,500 bonus. The promotion period for Chip in for Youth tickets ends April 29, 2016.

For more information, visit www.rmhcjacksonville.org or call (904) 807-HOME.

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Nominations for Excel Awards Now Open–“Live the Dream”

April 28th, 2016 · No Comments

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The Florida Home Builders Sales and Marketing Council’s Excel Awards has been honoring World-Class marketing and sales professionals and companies in the home building industry for 30 years.  Awards are presented for excellence in marketing, design and individual achievement.  The 2016 Excel Awards, themed “Live the Dream,” honor builders, commercial contractors, craftsmen, Realtors, on-site salespeople, public relations professionals, associates/suppliers, media and advertising professional who make major contributions to the residential home building and commercial construction industry through superior, innovate and creative sales and marketing. For more information and to enter, click here. [Read more →]

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HabiJax to Reach 2,000 Home Milestone During Home Builders Blitz 2016

April 27th, 2016 · No Comments

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Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, Inc. (HabiJax), in partnership with Builders Care, will construct 12 new homes and complete five rehabilitation projects in just five days in the New Town Neighborhood as part of Home Builders Blitz 2016. The event, planned for June 6 to 10, also will mark the completion of HabiJax’s 2,000th home, serving 2,000 families in Jacksonville through homeownership.

HabiJax is the first Habitat for Humanity affiliate in the United States to reach 2,000 families served through homeownership. The organization will celebrate this accomplishment with community leaders and stakeholders during the CEO Build Kick-Off event, from 8 to 10 a.m., on Monday, June 6.

“We are thrilled to celebrate this important milestone as part of this year’s Home Builders Blitz,” said Mary Kay O’Rourke, president and CEO of HabiJax. “We could not have accomplished this achievement without the support of our homeowners, community partners, New Town residents, volunteers, stakeholders, and the City of Jacksonville throughout the years. We appreciate the community’s assistance and participation to make a difference in the lives of so many families.”

HabiJax is in need of volunteers to assist with Home Builders Blitz 2016 before, during and after the week-long event. During the event, volunteers are needed both on the construction site and in numerous non-construction capacities. Volunteer registration is now open online and slots are filling quickly. For more information, visit https://habijax.org/events/hbb2016/.

In-kind donations and sponsorships also are needed. To make a donation or for more information, contact Molly Davidson, HabiJax vice president of Fund Development, at (904) 208-6651.

HabiJax has committed its experience, housing products and services to revitalizing the historic neighborhood of New Town and is a partner in the New Town Success Zone. To date, HabiJax has built more than 270 homes and invested $16 million to complete more than 400 homeownership and rehabilitation projects in New Town.

During its 28 years of building communities with its partners, HabiJax has improved the city of Jacksonville with high-quality affordable homes and enhanced neighborhoods, providing a better quality of life for homeowners and their children in five areas of the Urban Core of Jacksonville.

For more information about HabiJax or to learn about its mission, volunteer opportunities and more, visit www.HabiJax.org.

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TrailMark Hosts Muddy Boots and Mimosas Event

April 27th, 2016 · No Comments

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From left, GreenPointe Communities Vice President of Land Development Chris Kuhn, Marketing Director Gaynelle James and Roxie Lute

Members of the real estate community turned out in numbers for the Muddy Boots and Mimosas special event at TrailMark, the new master-planned community located near World Golf Village in northern St. Johns County.

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Beautiful Amenities Abound at The Palazzo on St. Johns

April 26th, 2016 · No Comments

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The Palazzo boasts of boat slips to provide easy access to the St. Johns River

Located near Jacksonville’s popular San Jose and Mandarin neighborhoods, The Palazzo on St. Johns is a new waterfront condominium community that is getting rave reviews from residents and buyers. Major amenities at The Palazzo on St. Johns are now complete and include a private marina with boat slips for access to the St. Johns River and a gorgeous resort-style pool overlooking the water.

“The amenities at The Palazzo are a perfect complement to this special waterfront community, and residents are taking full advantage of them,” said Michael Bugg, Principal, The Condo Group LLC. The Condo Group, powered by RE/MAX WaterMarke, is managing sales and marketing activities for The Palazzo on St. Johns  “The Palazzo offers the convenience of a single-family home with the freedom of a ‘lock and leave’ lifestyle, with the added perks of being on the water and within minutes of great shopping and dining.” [Read more →]

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Realtors and Homeowners Agree the Best Neighborhood is Madeira at St. Augustine

April 26th, 2016 · No Comments

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The area’s top Realtors know the best neighborhoods. When real estate professionals Bill and Lyn Sappington were looking for a home of their own, it was an easy decision to purchase a new elacora home at Madeira. The community offers a wonderful location just minutes from Historic Downtown St. Augustine and pristine First Coast beaches, naturally beautiful surroundings and exceptional quality homes by elacora.

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Home Buyers Discover Great Appeal in St. Augustine – Properties Selling at a Rapid Pace

April 25th, 2016 · No Comments

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The nation’s oldest city has always been well-liked by tourists who visit all year long to experience its rich history. St. Augustine is a top destination for vacationers who enjoy the area’s prime location on the Atlantic coast, magnificent beaches, championship golf courses and numerous cultural, recreational and entertainment offerings.

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Experience the Excitement of THE PLAYERS

April 23rd, 2016 · No Comments

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The best field in golf returns to THE PLAYERS at TPC Sawgrass May 10-15, 2016.

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