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Pet birds, parrots require special knowledge and care

Pet birds, parrots require special knowledge and care

Exotic, brilliantly colored parrots with their unique intelligence, speech abilities and personalities have fascinated people for centuries and were documented as pets in the earliest writings and artwork of ancient civilizations. Typically portrayed perched on the shoulders of pirates in movies or novels, this stereotype of parrots is actually based upon historical fact.  Pirates stole […]

Profit from the coming real estate crash, a winning strategy

Profit from the coming real estate crash, a winning strategy

There has never been a more difficult time to navigate the economics of the day, things are shifting and changing rapidly as the fallout from COVID-19 continues.

Caring for world wildlife one exotic animal at a time

Caring for world wildlife one exotic animal at a time

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens veterinarians, Dr. Meredith Persky of San Marco, and Dr. Yousuf Jafarey of Riverside, may live 10 miles from their place of employment, but through their job they experience a little piece of nearly every corner of the world. Inside the 115-acre botanical gardens located on the Trout River, they care for […]

Elections, Markets, and Uncertainty

Elections, Markets, and Uncertainty

Famed Prussian General, Carl von Clausewitz said, “Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.” Election fascination often causes distress among investors but research shows that your holiday ham can calmly remain in your tummy. The market likes certainty and election days provide just that. There is always […]

Caring for rescue animals provides rejuvenation for busy volunteers

Caring for rescue animals provides rejuvenation for busy volunteers

Their large dark eyes question as they push soft muzzles over the worn wooden fence, blow hot breath onto outstretched hands, and deeply inhale the scent of strangers. The horses, Amanda and George, who is named for the character in the children’s book, Curious George, are the official welcoming committee for CJ Acres Animal Rescue […]

How to find your castle and protect your kingdom

How to find your castle and protect your kingdom

CastleWise Realty & Insurance President Tom York has a motto: “To find your castle and protect your kingdom.”  As the principal of Jacksonville’s newest realty that offers a one-stop experience allowing clients to buy or sell a home while taking care of all insurance needs under one roof, he offers this advice: “Consolidating your contact […]

Riverside fosters restore health to two ‘miracle’ kittens

Riverside fosters restore health to two ‘miracle’ kittens

Whether it’s an orphaned kitten that rode 38 miles on the frame of a tractor-trailer truck or a “COVID” orphan kitten, three days old, found in critical condition, only a truly dedicated foster-to-adoptive family could handle these two:  Juan Vegega and Hardee Mahoney of Riverside.  No one knows how the first orphan, a two–week-old male […]

Rare valuables and tangible assets are a hedge against turbulent times

Rare valuables and tangible assets are a hedge against turbulent times

The price of gold has skyrocketed to a record high causing both buyers and sellers of the precious metal to take advantage of the good deals that Bill Hatchett at A-Coin can offer. Hatchett, a leading expert in coins, paper currency, and watches both in Northeast Florida and throughout the United States, is looking to […]

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