News Briefs for the Week of Aug. 4-10, 2022


Canan to be speaker at Democratic Club meeting

The Ponte Vedra Democratic Club will be holding their monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 16, at Christ Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach.

Chat and chew will begin at 6 p.m. and the meeting will start at 6:30 p.m.
The featured speaker will be Patrick Canan, St. John’s County School Board chair.

Kids can become Nature Detectives at library program

Spaces are still available for the Nature Detective Workshops for kids (ages 6-12) at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. The workshops, presented by the Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants of the Garden Club of St. Augustine, will be held at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6.

The focus this year is hummingbirds, and award-winning author Marta Magellan has written a book for the occasion: “Hummingbirds: Flying Jewels!” The author will visit and autograph the kids’ books, which are free with the program.

Parents are asked to RSVP for each child attending the program. RSVP at or call the library at 904-827-6950 for assistance.

Program gives seniors tips, tools for financial help

Bennie Furlong Senior Center and Beaches Council on Aging have announced that a program on protecting one’s hard-earned money will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 29 at 281 19th Ave. South, Jacksonville Beach. The meeting is also available for online participation at

The program is free to attend. Presenter is Regions Next Step.

Medical examiner dies

District 23 Medical Examiner Dr. Predrag Bulic died over the July 23-24 weekend from health complications.

“We are sorry to hear of Dr. Bulic’s unexpected passing,” said Hunter Conrad, St. Johns County administrator. “Our hearts go out to his wife and family during this difficult time. Dr. Bulic served District 23 for nearly 11 years, and during that time, he led the Medical Examiner’s Office with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail. He will be greatly missed in our community.”

Bulic, 63, was appointed to serve as medical examiner in August 2011 by former Gov. Rick Scott, serving St. Johns, Putnam and Flagler counties.

Dr. Jon Thogmartin will serve as the interim medical examiner for District 23 until a permanent replacement is announced.

— Compiled by Shaun Ryan


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