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Grocery Store in Vilano? Dredging? Friends of A1A Cruise

Almost too many important meetings this week concerning Vilano Beach and A1A. I will be busy. I hope you join in.


Tomorrow, November 17th at 3 p.m. at 2200 A1A in St. Augustine Beach City Hall is the St. Augustine Port, Waterway & Beach District Meeting that will be discussing dredging the St. Augustine Inlet and Intracoastal Waterway that I blogged about last week.

Here is the meeting agenda. Please come hear the Army Corps of Engineers' plans to dredge around Porpoise Point and the placement of the sand on St. Augustine Beach.


Then on Wednesday, November 18th from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. is the regularly scheduled Vilano Beach Main Street meeting held at the Hampton Inn in Vilano Beach. On the agenda are three items:

1. Grocery Store

2. Bluebird Restoration Project

3. The Sunday Market at Vilano Beach

There are new developers with new plans for a grocery store in Vilano. The prospective buyers/developers from south Florida plan to attend this meeting.  They are doing due diligence and will be asking questions.  The public can ask questions, too.   

FRIENDS OF A1A CRUISE - all welcome to attend

On Thursday, November 19th from 5-7 p.m. will be the Friends of A1A Cruise aboard the Sundancer Yacht that will include a Chinese Auction.

Boarding Ticket is $12.00 Make Payment to the Friends of A1A. Please contact for reservations.  

The Chinese Auction will require cash or check,  all other purchases are credit/debit card ONLY (this would be the cocktails or snack plates). 

  The Friends of A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway

Social Hours will be

Aboard the Sundancer Yacht

Boarding time is Between 4:30 and 5:00 on Thursday

November 19th

The Cruise will be from 5:00-7:00

Park as directed by the Guard Station at Yacht Harbor Condos

A Shuttle will take you from the parking area to the dock (participants will have to walk about 75 yards to the boat)

Attire can be casual or semi formal

Driving Directions:

Yacht Harbor is a gated Community

Located on A1A at the Corner of

A1A and Palm Coast Parkway

From Palm Coast: Take Palm Coast Parkway East

Cross the Bridge

Turn Left at the Stop sign and drive towards A1A

Stop Sign at A1A , GO Straight Across

The Guard Gate will be right there in front of you

(easy to misunderstand for Palm Cast Residents as we all see the sign at an unreadable angle)


Chinese Auction Prizes,  2 Tickets to the Moonlight Toast atop the St Augustine Light House($50.00 value)

2 Trolley VIP Passes and $50.00 at Cafe Atlantico ($100.00 Value)

2 Sunday Brunch Tickets for the Sundancer ($70.00 Value)

Flagler Beach Gift Package(70.00 Value)

(Beach House Beanery Coffee $10.00

Silver Bells Gifts $10.00

Bahama Mama's $10.00

GOLA $15.00 towards an art class (classes $15-$50)

Finns Beach side Pub $25.00)



Barbara Jenness takes joy in assisting people in buying or selling their home or land in northeast Florida (St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra,  and Jacksonville). She is a community activist and leader serving as President of Friends of A1A 2008-2010, Past President of Scenic & Historic A1A in St. Johns County for over 10 years, and past vice-president of Vilano Beach Main Street (North Shores Improvement Association). She is a past president for WCR in St. Augustine and a member of South Ponte Vedra Civic Association, Porpoise Point, Serenata Beach Club, and Palencia. She founded and is a Past President of the St. Augustine Regional Council (StAR Council) to promote the St. Augustine area to individuals outside the region.

Awards: REALTOR of the Year, Businesswoman of the Year, SPIRIT Award Passion, Five-Star Best in Client Satisfaction-7 Years Winner

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Comment balloon 0 commentsBarbara Jenness • November 16 2009 08:21PM