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Modern Day Milkman Comes to Town - Propane Tanks Delivered To You

Modern Day Milkman Comes to Town - Propane Tanks Delivered To You

Shane Sheffield and Todd Knowles consider themselves grill masters. But, they both had the same issue - empty propane tanks interrupting their grilling time.

Their frustration became a business idea...what if someone would come to their home to remove their empty propane tank and deliver a fresh tank? And, so Tank Swap Taxi was born!

Florida Department of Agriculture Warns Residents About Termite Season

Florida Department of Agriculture Warns Residents About Termite Season

Warmer temperatures are not only a hint of Spring, but also a sign of termite swarming season. Swarming occurs when large numbers of termites leave their colonies to search for new nesting sites. In an effort to help consumers avoid termites, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services urges residents to take five simple steps to protect their home. 

1.      Remove wood piles and other cellulose sources from under and next to the home.

2.      Direct water sources, such as air conditioner drip lines and roof downspouts, away from the structure’s foundation.

St. Johns County Announces April Energy Efficiency Education Series Dates

St. Johns County continues its series of FREE Energy Efficiency workshops in April to teach commercial contractors and homeowners how to build more efficiently and save money.

The weekly workshops are from 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Thursday’s at the wind mitigation building at the University of Florida IFAS Extension, located at 3111 Agricultural Center Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32092.

Legacy Trust Ponte Vedra Beach Home Tour

The Legacy Trust Ponte Vedra Beach Home and Art Tour will showcase five exquisite homes located in the exclusive beach neighborhoods of The Plantation, Sawgrass Players Club, Marsh Landing and on Ponte Vedra Boulevard.  As an added theme, you'll have the opportunity to focus on the artwork in each home and how it affects the overall design.  See how each homeowner incorporated art and color into the design and furnishings of their home - you'll even have the opportunity to meet a few of the artists in person.  This self-driving tour enables you to start and finish at any home on the tour according to your schedule. 

St. Johns County Announces Energy Efficiency Education Series

St. Johns County is launching the Energy Efficiency Education Series, a group of five workshops to be offered throughout March on energy efficient building practices.

The education series is specifically designed to meet the needs of builders, developers and design professionals involved in commercial and residential construction. Although tailored for the commercial sector, the workshops also will be relevant and open to all members of St. Johns County. By attending all five workshops, individuals will be recognized as a St. Johns County Energy Efficiency Ambassador and provided a certificate of completion for prominent display at their place of business.

St. Augustine Humane Society Offers Special Discount for Spaying and Neutering Cats for Spay Day

In honor of Spay Day, the St. Augustine Humane Society is offering a special discount on spaying and neutering cats. The promotion is held in conjunction with the annual campaign of The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International to inspire people to save animal lives by spaying or neutering pets and feral cats.

Termite Swarms Spotted in Florida

According to McCall Service, termite swarms have been spotted in Jacksonville and people need to take warning. The annual cost of termite damage is greater than that of fires, hurricanes and tornadoes combined. Termites typically go unseen and sneak into your home. They can go undetected for months and if left untreated, they can cause serious damage to your Florida home.

If you think your home may be infested by termites, look for these signs: swarming termites or insects, dead termites, small holes in wood, damage to drywall, structural weakness and mud tubes. These wood destroying insects are very destructive to Florida homes as they damage the overall structure.