Attention neighbors and friends! Davidson Realty agent Mirtha Barzaga is hosting her annual holiday toy and food drive benefiting the Emergency Services & Homeless Coalition of St. Johns County (ESHC) this Saturday, December 3rd from 12 – 4 pm at the King & Bear Amenity Center. ESHC works to help break the cycle of homelessness for local families and children. The drive is co-sponsored by the Neighborhoods of World Golf Village and the King & Bear.

ESHC is in need of new, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items such as beans, vegetables, noodles, soups, ham, tuna, salmon, etc). They are also in need of baby items, cleaning products, paper products, Christmas decorations and more. To see a full list of needs, click here – http://homelesscoalitionstjohns.com/donate-items/.

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All are invited to join Davidson Realty agent Mirtha Barzaga as she hosts her annual Thanksgiving food drive in Heritage Landing on Saturday, November 12! Donations will go directly to the Emergency Services & Homeless Coalition of St. Johns County (ESHC).

The drive will take place between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Heritage Landing Amenity Center at 100 Heritage Parkway. The drive is co-sponsored by Vesta Property Services.

ESHC works to help St. Johns County’s homeless families with children to find the road to self-sufficiency. Interested donors are invited to bring non-perishable items like canned fruit and vegetables, beans, noodles, soups and canned meats. Cleaning supplies are also requested.

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The World Gold Hall of Fame recently kicked off its newest exhibit “Grace & Grit: Women Champions Through the Years.” The exhibit celebrates the sport’s most accomplished female champions from the early 1940s to present day, including highlights of 28 Hall of Fame members (as well as potential members).

The exhibit features plenty of treasures from decades of women’s professional golf. Visitors can see a Women’s Titleholder’s Championship green jacket presented in 1965 to Kathy Whitworth, who holds a record 88 tour wins (more than any other professional golfer—male or female).

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Davidson Realty Agent and published Christian author Shelley Nemethy will host a community Bible Study called James: Mercy Triumphs starting Thursday October 6th at Davidson Realty’s World Golf Village headquarters. The Bible Study will be held every Thursday night from 6:30 to 8:30 pm for eight weeks.

James: Mercy Triumphs is written by Biblical teacher and renowned author Beth Moore. Beth is founder of Living Proof Ministries and the author of bestselling Bible studies and books for women. According to the James: Mercy Triumphs website, the course centers on, “joy, hardship, faith, reversal of fortunes for rich and poor, wisdom, gifts from above, single-mindedness, the dangers of the tongue, humility, and prayer.” Shelley said every Beth Moore Bible Study she has ever done has been life changing.

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New construction is booming throughout Northeast Florida and has left buyers with an important decision to make: buy a new home or a previously owned home. We recently sat down with Bank of England Production Manager Troy Silhan for tips to help homebuyers understand the differences in the buying process and how to avoid issues.

According to Troy, the buying process is essentially the same from pre-approval through closing, but there are a few distinctions. His advice is to follow a few simple guidelines: determine your priorities early, utilize a Realtor’s expertise and thoroughly understand the contract.

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The 3rd Annual Golf Festival at World Golf Village is back September 23rd – 25th and is bigger and better than ever! This free event is open to the public and features fun for golf lovers of all ages. Swing by for free interactive golf clinics, appearances by Hall of Fame members, free family golf, live music, Demo Day, a kids’ zone, food trucks and free Hall of Fame admission. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

The event will start with a Kickoff Tournament at the Slammer & Squire on Friday, September 23rd, followed by the Grace & Grit Exhibit Opening at the World Golf Hall of Fame. Tournament awards will take place at Murray Bros Caddyshack afterwards.

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Davidson Cares, the corporate giving program of Davidson Realty, is excited to announce their 1st Annual Shooting for SAYS Event on Thursday, October 20th at Jacksonville Clay Target Sports! Since the Davidson family is passionate about shooting sports, they thought an afternoon of shooting with friends to raise money for St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS) would be an excellent new tradition for Davidson Cares. All proceeds from the event will benefit the boys at SAYS, which provides a safe, therapeutic home for boys 6-18 years of age that have suffered from severe abuse and neglect. SAYS takes in boys from all over the state of Florida.

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Davidson Realty, World Golf Village’s local real estate office, has been giving away some awesome prizes for anyone referring business to the company. Rebecca Didi, a nurse, was entered to win Davidson’s 2nd Quarter Referral Prize (an RTIC roto-molded cooler and two 20 oz. RTIC tumblers) after referring a coworker to Davidson Realtor Suzy Evans. Suzy had previously helped Rebecca buy and sell a home!

Davidson just announced their 3rd Quarter Referral Prize, a silver unisex Mango Toucan beach cruiser bicycle, valued at more than $200. This referral contest will run until the end of September when the winner is chosen on September 26th.

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The world is ramping up to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and the World Golf Hall of Fame is celebrating with a new exhibit dedicated to golf’s place in Olympic history.

Dubbed “Road to Rio: Golf’s Return to the Olympics,” the exhibit features two rare gold and silver medals won by H. Chandler Egan at the 1904 Summer Games, information about the Olympic qualifiers, changes to Olympic uniforms from 1900 to today, and more. Visitors can even have a photo taken on the Olympic podium holding their country’s flag.

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Get out the sparklers and stock up on party snacks – it’s almost Independence Day! Once again, the World Golf Hall of Fame is celebrating in style with its annual festivities and fireworks display on Sunday, July 3.

World Golf Village’s 4th of July fireworks have long been regarded as one of Northeast Florida’s largest displays. Plus, the show gets better every year so it’s a must-see this year!

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