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Inside the Taylor Made Trailer

Inside the Taylor Made Trailer

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- How would you like to have a custom-made driver built for you in 7 minutes?

The professional golfers who use Taylor Made clubs have that opportunity at THE PLAYERS this week.

First Coast News was given special access to the Taylor Made trailer on Monday to see Wade Liles build a driver for 2009 Players Champion Henrik Stenson.  This new club was made to fit his preferences.  To watch how this was done, click on the video clip within this story.

Whetstone Chocolates of St. Augustine Offers Chocolate Camp for Kids

Whetstone Chocolates of St. Augustine Offers Chocolate Camp for Kids

For the first time in history, Whetstone Chocolates of St. Augustine will offer kids an opportunity to become real gourmet chocolatiers through its Chocolate Camp for Kids programs. This June and July, the 7,800 square foot, air-conditioned Whetstone factory will be open to kids ages 9-12 who want to learn the sweet secrets behind Whetstone’s most beloved chocolate creations.

Commercial Building Permits Increase in St. Johns County

Commercial Building Permits Increase in St. Johns County

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Real estate values have been cut dramatically, but contractors said they are starting to see the market recover.

"It is significant," explained John Valdes, owner of Valdes and Associates in St. Augustine.  "I mean, there is a lot of activity in the real estate market ... we're seeing a significant upswing."

Valdes believes people are no longer waiting for the market to bottom out and want to spend their money before prices rise. 

"The market is correcting and the market is starting to go back up," said Michael Bourre, a spokesperson for the Northeastern Florida Builders Association. 

Grocer Offers Cookie Decorating for Kids/Special fuelperks Promo

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., offers customers the convenience of shopping at one location for everything needed to celebrate Mother’s Day, having fun and saving money in the process. From noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, kids can decorate a 12-inch cookie with a Mother’s Day message and get a Mylar Mother’s Day balloon for $9.99. The grocer also has a number of special gift bundles combining flowers, bakery items, chocolates and greeting cards.

FPL Applauds State Legal Action to Stop Unsolicited Energy Audit Calls

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has filed legal action to stop an aggressive marketing scheme targeting customers of Florida Power & Light Company and other Florida utilities.
 
FPL received reports from thousands of customers and worked closely with FDACS, customers and law enforcement officials for nearly a year to help stop the relentless solicitations, which used FPL’s name and trademarked logo without authorization.

Belk Charity Event and a Good Reason to Go Shopping!

Belk Spring Charity Sale - Belk will hold its annual Spring Charity Sale this Saturday morning at 6:00 a.m. to benefit local charities, schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the company’s 16-state market area.

A $5 charitable donation gains customers admission to a private sale with merchandise discounts ranging from an extra 20 to 70 percent off on items throughout the store, including special savings on rarely discounted brands. Customers will also receive $5 off their first purchase of $5 or more at the event, and Belk cardholders will receive double Rewards points (and Belk Elite cardholders, triple Rewards points) for card purchases.

Winn-Dixie Expands Fuelperks! Program to Help Motorists Fight Rising Gas Prices

Winn-Dixie Expands Fuelperks! Program to Help Motorists Fight Rising Gas Prices

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., is expanding the discounts earned through its fuelperks! program, beginning tomorrow (April 13), by lifting previous one-item limit restrictions on Bonus fuelperks! rewards items. This means if a customer purchases three of any particular Bonus fuelperks! rewards item that earns a 5-cent-per-gallon discount, he or she will now earn a 15-cent-per-gallon discount for that transaction rather than only a 5-cent-per-gallon discount.