Author: Meeka Anne


Leash in Hand with Deputy Melanie Merritt of the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office

You might say that training bloodhounds is in this deputy’s blood, and you can certainly say it is a passion instilled in her heart.

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Stepping Up to Every Challenge with St. Augustine’s Emily Gober

If you ever meet this young Renaissance woman, you'll know you're looking at a teen who stands out amongst her peers.

People, Sponsored Stories

The Passion and Progress of Perry Unwalla State Farm Agency

When the need for an insurance claim arises, having a trusted neighbor sitting in front of you is akin to holding a golden ticket.

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Innovation on the Water: Cabe Nolan of Dock Skipper

Cabe Nolan ignited his entrepreneurial spirit with his first business launch while in high school, and he hasn’t slowed down since.


Making the Call with St. Johns County Fire Rescue Dispatcher Taylor Davis

This local found her calling as a communications officer in an emergency call center where she excels at transitioning frantic callers from chaos to calm.

Arts and Culture, People

The Artistic Inspiration of St. Augustine’s Jenna Alexander

"As an artist, inspiration can come from anywhere. It could be from an image, a feeling, a song, sometimes a dream."

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A Voice for the Homeless: Autumn Stanish of Flagler College

Thoughtful and inspiring are two words that capture the essence of this student's work with St. Augustine's homeless population.

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Advocating for Veterans with William Dudley of the Veterans Council of St. Johns County

After a lifetime of service, Bill Dudley had more to give; he stepped up and turned the St. Johns Veterans Council into the envy of the state.

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Living, People

Celebrating 10 Years of Pink Up the Pace

In October, the founders will celebrate ten years of purpose, awareness, community, and empowerment with their 10th annual 5K run.

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Living, People

Supporting and Nurturing Local Women at Well Women 360

Lorraine Searle has created a nurturing community for moms with an environment built around learning, comfort, and camaraderie.

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Living, People

Setting Sail with the St. Augustine Sailing Sisters

These "mermaids at heart" are out on the waves, sailing through the salty sea breeze and celebrating sisterhood on the high seas.

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Caring for St. Johns County Agriculture with Dr. Bonnie Wells

Dr. Bonnie Wells is thriving in the field of Agricultural Science and showing those in the male-dominated field that women have no problem getting their hands dirty.

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Arts and Culture, People

Capturing Stories on Canvas: The Life and Work of St. Augustine Artist Tripp Harrison

Tripp Harrison brings the whisper of a salty breeze to your home through his exquisite use of color and canvas.

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Featured, Living

Free Little Libraries Encourage Reading All Over St. Johns County

Little libraries are a tangible asset created by philanthropists in our community that benefit literally (and in this case, literate-ly) everyone.

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Health, People

LaCURA Salt Spa in St. Augustine Works Toward Healing

Revitalization of your lungs is as simple as relaxing in a zero gravity chair while breathing in pure Himalayan crystal salt at LaCura Salt Spa.

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Community, History

Leslee Keys Works to Preserve the City and Its History

The professor's fascination with the Ponce led her to land a dream job as Director of Historic Preservation at Flagler College.

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Community, Living

Supporting Your Furry Friends with the St. Augustine Humane Society Calendar

A village of creatives, a party, and some darn cute pets come together annually to raise thousands for the St. Augustine Humane Society.

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Community, People

Stephen Marr of the St. Augustine Youth Orchestra is Guiding a New Musical Generation

Through his mother’s influence, the art of music tickled the youthful ear of Steve Marr, and by 16, he had already mastered piano, clarinet, and the saxophone.