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April 25 The North Florida Transportation and Planning Organization hosted a public meeting/hearing to receive comments on proposed solutions for traffic congestion in the Ponte Vedra sector of A1A.
Handout materials conveyed a need for long term planning and public feedback for optimal improvements.
Written and verbal comments postmarked no later than May 9, 2017 will become part of the public record.
Contact Phong Nguyen, Director of Transportation Development St. Johns County or Denise Bunnewith, Planning Director North Florida TPO.

Questions regarding schedules of swim lessons and swim camp, call the YMCA at 904.471-9622.


Opening day for the new season at the Galimore Community Pool, St. Augustine, is May 26, the Friday before Memorial Day.

Marking the fifth season of the Galimore Community Pool since its complete renovation and upgrade by the city in 2013, the pool has proven to be one of the community’s most popular summer gathering spots for families and friends. Operated by the St. Augustine Family YMCA, the pool is part of the Willie Galimore Community Center at 399 Riberia St.

The 2017 season schedule, from May 26 through Oct. 1, includes hours for family and lap swimming ever day of the week with consideration given to certain YMCA programming, including swimming lessons and swim camp.

Please note that groups of six or more children will need to secure a time slot from the YMCA by sending an email to

The fees for the pool’s use are the same as those for the Solomon Calhoun Center, a St. Johns County facility whose program is also managed by the YMCA. The daily rate is $2for adults and $1for children under 13 and seniors over 59. Summer passes are also available at $39for adults and $24for children and seniors. Credit cards, debit cards, and bills larger than $20 will not be accepted, but checks payable to The City of St. Augustine will be accepted.  Passes can be purchased at the pool starting Memorial Day weekend.

More information including a printable schedule and rate sheet are available at For specific

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