Why Rent When You Can Own?


Why rent when you can own?

Thinking about purchasing a home this year? Discover everything that you need to know to get started.

  • Relevant mortgage information.
  • Credit fixes.
  • Planning for a financially rewarding future.
  • Current real estate market information and the home buying process.

RSVP through Eventbrite or call Paula directly at 904-687-6177 to reserve your space.

Power of the Purse

I was searching for an opportunity to give back to my community but wasn’t really finding anything that grabbed at my heart strings in a powerful way until I was told about the Women of Vision Fund of Flagler College.  This group was founded in 2014 to provide scholarships and opportunities for women at Flagler College.  It also presented an opportunity to forge strong connections between the college and women in the St. Augustine community.

I went back to college in my early 40’s after my divorce.  As a single mother of two beautiful children, I realized that I needed to finish my college education, which had been put on the back burner when I got married and had my daughter.  I was fortunate enough to be the recipient of numerous scholarships.  Without these scholarships, I would not have been able to finish college.  I promised myself that when I had the opportunity, I would pay it forward to other women.  The Women of Vision afforded me that opportunity!

The Power of the Purse fundraising luncheon is held annually at Flagler College in the historic Dining Room of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon and always features a special presentation from a renowned female.  Prior to the luncheon, there is a silent auction of beautiful and unique purses.  The winners are announced at the end of the luncheon after the scholarship recipients are introduced.  This year scholarships were awarded to three students: Chloe Petito, a St. Augustine native triple-majoring in accounting, economics, and finance; Jamie Creamer, a rising junior studying strategic communications and public relations with a minor in graphic design and advertising; and Ellen Fogel, a rising junior double majoring in public history and Spanish with a minor in economics.

If you have not heard of this event or have not yet attended, it is a truly spectacular event and a great way to help shape the lives of the next generation of leaders!  For more information about the fund and how to give, go to Flagler.edu/wov.

17th Annual Motorcycle Concours d’Elegance

Riding Into History announces Motorcyclist of the Century, Malcolm Smith as the Grand Marshal for the 17th Annual Motorcycle Concours d’Elegance on May 21, 2016.  We will be featuring “Viva Moto Europa”. Triumph (1)

Riding into History™ (RIH) is a world class Vintage Motorcycle Concours d’Elegance. Since its inception, Riding Into History has been held at the World Golf Village near St. Augustine, Florida. It has received widespread coverage and articles have been written about it all over the world. It was also nationally featured on the Speed Channel.  This competition attracts over 300 antique and vintage motorcycles each year.  Collectors from all over America bring their motorcycles to the show, and they are displayed around the lake which forms the centerpiece of the World Golf Village.  There are numerous exhibitors at the Concours, as well as representatives from several motorcycle clubs.  RIH is a 501(c)3 organization that has contributed $400,000 to charities. Our chosen charity for 2016 is The K9s for Warriors. RIH was able to contribute 40K to K9s for Warriors after the 2015 event. There is no paid staff, and all duties are performed by volunteers.