For Dr. Jason Ouellette, orthodontics is truly a family affair. He is a second-generation orthodontist who launched his own office in January 2016 on Twincourt Trail. There, he carries on the tradition set by his father—to provide the best in orthodontic care to his patients.

We recently caught up with Dr. Ouellette and his outstanding staff to learn more about Affordable Braces.

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May
 
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Anyone who has endured a big move, especially to a different town or state, knows the frustration of arriving to your new empty home without lights, without cable, or worse, without coffee. Now there is a solution to your moving woes in locally owned company A Warm Welcome.

Launched in early 2016, A Warm Welcome is the result of a 1,000-mile move that owner Christine Bowe and her family made in 2015. She and her husband relocated with their four children from the hamlet of Stony Brook, New York, to Ponte Vedra last July.

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Our corner of St. Johns County is home to a strong local gaming community with many enthusiasts. And now, gamers have a home where they can relax, connect and game together. Introducing Big Daddy Games, World Golf Village’s new gaming store and meeting place for gamers.

Co-owners and cousins Matt Steinhour and Dave Raderstorf opened the store on December 26 of last year. Customers have already come to enjoy the comfortable, like-home appeal of Big Daddy Games where they can connect, not through a screen, but face-to-face with other gamers.

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Are you tired of leaving your pets at home bored and alone for hours while you’re at work? Hate the thought of leaving them at a kennel for days while you travel? Dog Days & Cat Naps is your solution!

A local pet sitter and dog walker serving Northeast Florida for more than 15 years, Dog Days & Cat Naps cares for friendly, non-aggressive domestic pets including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, hamsters, birds and fish.

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Have you ever painted a room only to find the color is all wrong? Or installed new tile and later wondered what you were thinking? These are the types of mistakes Donna Mancini can help you avoid.

As Designer and Principal of Donna Mancini Staging & Redesign (soon to be Donna Mancini Interiors and Flooring), the design veteran has helped clients evade costly design mistakes and create beautifully exquisite spaces that are tailored to their personalities and functionality needs. She also specializes in staging for homeowners who want to make their homes ready sell.

And now, Donna is preparing to open a new showroom and design center on US1. We recently caught up with Donna to learn more about her business as well as her new showroom.

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If you’re looking for something beautiful for your home or a one-of-a-kind gift, don’t drive all over Northeast Florida! Just stop by Market Street Boutique, Palencia’s premier shop for hand-painted furniture, home decor, wall art, painting services, interior design services, beautifully crafted jewelry and luxurious gifts.

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Nov
 
17
 

If there is one thing we have plenty of here in Florida, its sunshine. And with it comes the need for protection from the sun’s heat and UV rays. Tinting the windows on cars, homes and offices helps to decrease heat and save energy, provide skin protection, diminish glare and improve security.

As owner of St. Augustine company AB Mobile Tint, Alex Barzaga can truly attest to these benefits. Alex launched AB Mobile Tint in 2011, which provides tinting services in the areas of auto, residential, commercial, industrial and marine.

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For most of us, investing in our future is a lot like maintaining a healthy diet: we know we should do it and it certainly benefits us long-term, however most of us have room for improvement! Well, much like a personal nutritionist, Charles Schwab‘s investment professionals provide the personalized help to you need to make smart and healthy decisions with your money.

We recently sat down with Jim Gallagher, Manager of the Jacksonville Branch of Charles Schwab, to learn more about the company and how they can help you.

I see you’re located in the St. Johns Town Center. How long has your branch been open? We’ve been in the Town Center for almost three years – the branch opened in December 2011. Through my conversations with clients, I’ve seen first-hand how important it is for people to have local access to actionable investing help and guidance that makes sense for their specific financial goals. Schwab has been an advocate for the individual investor since its founding, and our branch is proud to play that role in Jacksonville.

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For Sande Gillard, owner of Wine Down on Market Street, the road to business ownership was like no other road she had been down. After years of professional experience in real estate and bartending, Sande embarked on a new adventure that helped her move past tragedy and utilize perhaps her best attribute: an upbeat, magnetic customer service style that draws people in and makes them feel at home.

Today, Sande has harnessed her experiences and talents and paired them with her passion for wine to create Wine Down on Market Street, a boutique wine shop that opened in Palencia on May 1.

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When we think of childhood, what we often visualize is images of riding bikes, family events and birthday parties. But there are too many kids in our community that see none of these things – only years filled with pain and loneliness. This is where St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS) steps in, provides therapeutic care and love, and changes lives every day.

Founded in 1989 by Carl Simone, SAYS is a private, not-for-profit agency that provides three therapeutic residential homes for First Coast area boys ages six to 18 who have suffered from physical or sexual abuse, or extreme neglect. “Our goal is to build self-esteem in these boys and young men to help them lead positive, meaningful lives,” said Executive Director Schuyler Siefker, who was honored as 2014 Administrator of the Year by the Florida Coalition for Children.

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