News Briefs for the Week of Feb. 2-8, 2023


Sports Illustrated names Stillwater course ‘Most Innovative’

Stillwater Golf and Country Club, the hallmark of Lennar’s 549-home active adult gated community in St. Johns, was named a top 10 most notable golf course to open in 2022 by Sports Illustrated. Recognized as the “Most Innovative Course Design,” Stillwater is the first new 18-hole layout in Northeast Florida in 20 years.

Designed by renowned architect Bobby Weed, Stillwater’s 18-hole routing includes “loops” of three, six, nine and 12 holes that start and finish near the clubhouse, giving members the freedom to play as their time allows. Players can also enjoy Stillwater’s 16-acre practice facility year-round, with lighted driving range and covered hitting bays equipped with Toptracer Range.

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Palm Valley Market every Tuesday

The Palm Valley Market is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday inside the Palm Valley Community Center, 148 Canal Road. The market offers fresh produce, baked goods, local honey, tea, seasonal treats, soap, jewelry, plants and more.

Democratic Club to meet

The Ponte Vedra Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting on Feb. 21. Chat and chew is at 5:30 p.m., and the meeting begins at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Ponte Vedra Branch Library, 101 Library Road.

The featured speaker will be Ben Frazier, president, Northside Coalition of Jacksonville, and the program will be “Activism in Jacksonville: How can we bring about change in Florida.”

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North Florida Land Trust receives donation of 2.48 acres of land 

North Florida Land Trust has received a donation of 2.48 acres of land in St. Johns County. The property, classified as trade land, was donated by Inman Park Lofts LLC. A trade land is a nonconservation property that is intentionally donated for subsequent sale. The proceeds will be used to help North Florida Land Trust fund its mission to protect North Florida's irreplaceable natural environment.

“We will use the money we receive from the sale of this property to fund and forward our mission to protect our area’s most environmentally sensitive lands,” said Allison DeFoor, interim president of North Florida Land Trust.

The property is located along Thompson Bailey Road near the Lennar’s St. Augustine Lake Subdivision which is currently under construction. The property has been appraised for $86,000 and is zoned for residential use.

Those interested in learning more about purchasing the property can contact Conservation Transaction Manager Kim Hall at or at 904-557-7986.

Record & CD Festival is Feb. 11

The Jacksonville Record & CD Festival, North Florida's premier music collectors show, returns to the campus of the University of North Florida on Feb. 11. Find vinyl records, CDs, tapes, turntables and stereo gear, instruments, storage supplies and concert and band memorabilia.
With more than 20 vendors packing the 65 tables with boxes of vinyl records and CDs to dig through, this show will be a treasure trove for music lovers.
Admission and parking are free at the Adam Herbert Center at UNF, 12000 Alumni Drive in Jacksonville. Doors open at 9 a.m.; show closes at 5 p.m.

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Expert to speak on the stock market

The Speaker Series sponsored by The Friends of the Library, Ponte Vedra Beach, presents Gail Dudack, chief equity strategist for the Dudack Research Group, a division of Wellington Shields & Co. at 2 p.m. Feb. 25 in the FOL room at the library.

Her topic is “The 2023 Outlook for Stocks and a Discussion on the U.S. Economy and Stock Market.”

The Dudack Research Group is an independent research firm that provides economic, quantitative and technical strategy and tools to mutual funds, hedge funds and private money managers.

Dudack was a panelist on "Wall Street Week with Louis Rukeyser" for more than 20 years and on the PBS show "Wall Street Week with Fortune."

She has received several awards honoring her career and contributed to many documentaries and books on the stock market and the industry.

The program is free and open to the public. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

— Compiled by Shaun Ryan


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