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14
 

When Jacksonville native Astreia Mitchell Bauer met her now husband Jesse Bauer twelve years ago, the couple had an exciting journey ahead. Through an overseas deployment, three children, and several moves, the Bauer family has come to settle in World Golf Village’s King & Bear and is loving every minute of it. We recently caught up with Astreia to learn more.

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We would like to extend our gratitude to the $500 Davidson Cares sponsors for the 2013-2014 school year! Last year’s sponsors enabled us to donate $11,300 to several local St. Johns County schools, which include Mill Creek Elementary, Wards Creek Elementary, Palencia Elementary and Pacetti Bay Middle School.  This year is looking even better and we are aiming to double that amount with the help of local businesses that serve as partners in our mission to help local schools. Our sincere gratitude goes out to the following $500 Davidson Cares sponsors:

  • Arthur Rutenberg Homes: Offering luxury custom-built homes in Northeast Florida, Arthur Rutenberg Homes invites the public to stop by and check out its exquisite model home in Palencia! The company is also building in Glen Kernan, Pablo Creek Reserve, Queen’s Harbor, The Plantation at Ponte Vedra and World Golf Village.
  • The Salameh Group: In addition to working with the top rated insurance carriers in Florida, The Salameh Group is committed to offering its clients the best insurance plans possible and providing top-notch customer service.

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We are thrilled to announce the launch of Davidson Cares 2.0! Davidson Realty and the Davidson Companies’ successful corporate giving program demonstrates our commitment to local education, and this year’s program promises to have an even greater impact than last year.

Our program provides financial support to schools in the World Golf Village area, including Mill Creek Elementary, Wards Creek Elementary, Palencia Elementary and Pacetti Bay Middle School. During the 2012-2013 school year we raised a total of $11,300 in less than six months for the four schools. This year’s bar is set even higher!

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Davidson Realty launched their non-profit foundation, Davidson Cares, in November of 2013 to offer support for local schools in the World Golf Village area, including Mill Creek Elementary, Wards Creek Elementary, Palencia Elementary and Pacetti Bay Middle School. Davidson Cares has given a total of $11,300 to the four schools mentioned above in less than six months!

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St. Augustine Academy of the Arts, the area’s premier arts center, takes the stress out of after school transportation for parents and puts the fun back in afternoons for kids. The center now provides after school pick-up and transportation to the center for several local schools, including Wards Creek Elementary, Mill Creek Elementary, Palencia Elementary, and Pacetti Bay Middle.

Says Artistic Director Tasha Wells, “The kids are always excited to get here and start moving after a long day at school. This program gets the kids here safely and also helps parents with after-school logistics.”

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Davidson CaresGreat news for our World Golf Village neighbors and other St. Johns County residents! Davidson Realty recently announced the creation of their new Davidson Cares Foundation and Program to support St. Johns County schools, including Wards Creek Elementary, Mill Creek Elementary, Palencia Elementary School, and Pacetti Bay Middle School. The foundation will be funded by proceeds from real estate sales along with great local fundraising events, like their first event at Mile Marker Brewery on Friday, November 9th! It’s great to see local businesses coming together to support our schools!

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Feb
 
2
 

Davidson Appreciates Teachers ResizedOn Monday, Jan. 23rd the state Department of Education released their annual grades for county schools based on the 2011 FCAT results (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test), and various other categories.  For the fourth straight year, the St. Johns County School District is ranked number one in the entire state of Florida! With 67 total school Districts and 3,078 public and charter schools in all of Florida, it is quite an accomplishment to be consistently at the top each school year.

A lot of credit needs to be given to the students throughout St. Johns County for their hard work, dedication and performances, which is reflected by their overall school grades.  But the teaching staff in St. Johns County needs a standing ovation for the above and beyond attitude they put forth everyday to ensure our children’s bright futures.

That is why more than ever, we as a community need to come together and show our appreciation towards our local teaching staff. As of January 30th and running until February 13th, Davidson Realty’s 4th quarter of Davidson Appreciates Teachers is kicking off. They will be collecting nominations for all the resource teachers at Mill Creek Elementary and Wards Creek Elementary Schools, including PE, Guidance Counselors, Art, Media Specialists, Music, Computer and Spanish. 

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