Local Links-Phone #s, Websites

A work in progress …

Looking for the link to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre or the St. Augustine’s Beach Civic Association to check out the beach concert series?  You’ll find it here in our helpful resource links list.

Neighbors, please email me if you are aware of a link that would be helpful to your neighbors and we’ll get it posted here.

Here is the link on First Coast News where this webpage is posted by FCN Staffer Rachel Leitaohttp://staugustine.firstcoastnews.com/   Scroll down on the left and you’ll see our link!  Also check out all the latest news for St. Augustin and other helpful info.  There’s a link to report news also!

Groupon:  Folks have asked me about Groupon.  You can sign up for free and then you’ll get a personal link that you can share with your friends.  Here’s my link where you can sign up (but I haven’t received anything that’s come through that I’ve used — a lot of JAX deals): http://www.groupon.com/r/uu16910841

NOW THIS IS GOOD … Restaurant.com  discount coupons on some local restaurants (or check out areas when you’re traveling too!) — once you sign up you get emails with huge discounts — you can buy a $25 certificate for just $2 & $3!  www.restaurant.com   (I have for Renaissance, TAPS, Aviles, Cafe Atlantico) … you can search by zip code.  (I’ll put a * on restaurants I know that have some offerings on restaurant.com)

BEACH – Serenata Beach Club — annual membership required  Located on the ocean (4 miles north of Vilano) with a restaurant, bar, sports tv, kids pool, adult pool, towels and beach chairs set up for you … like being away just for a day … relaxing, beautiful.  Fitness center, fun events for adults and kids, classes, and more.  Give them my name (C Carnicelli) or a name of your friend who has a membership! We get points for referrals!  :-)   www.serenataclub.com or phone 823-3368 … ask Jennifer Schroeder for a membership tour!

WOW the Serenata Beach Club is planning another referral program in 2012.  Give them your neighbor’s name who is a member as a referral — if not, as your “vitural” friend, please give my name: Carol Carnicelli.  The number to call for an appointment is 904-823-3368 x200 Jen. (Keep in mind there is an annual membership fee as well.)  It’s my staycation — all year! carnicel@bellsouth.net for questions.

GOLF INFO  — I moved the golf club phone numbers and website information to the “Golf Clubs & Specials” tab

New:  Computer Help!  Brian Fiori — helping to make your computer safer and faster … Slow Computer? Riddled by Pop-Ups? Need New Software? Just Want Help?  (recommended to me by neighbors – helped me and reasonable compared to other computer help!)  904-540-8705.  fioriconsulting@gmail.com

HOTELS – WGV & St. Augustine Area

Renaissance Resort at WGV  940-8000 www.worldgolfrenaissance.com  Have updated the patio and pool area, beautiful hotel and restaurant / lounge; sports tv

Grand Villas at WGV:  940-2000 Grand Villas website  The hotel rooms here are available to the public and have kitchen/living room with pull out couch for additional sleep space  Call for some good rates

Laterra Resort Hotel: 940-9912

Laterra Resort located in the King & Bear next to the Laterra Spa  www.laterraresort.net  866-828-3772

St. Augustine Historic Inns www.staugustineinnds.com

FITNESS

WGV Zumba! – Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.  Please call Joan, the Zumba Instructor, to reserve your spot! 682-230-0900.  Or email:  zumbafitjoy@gmail.com Held at the K&B Tennis and Pool Clubhouse/Fitness Center.

First Coast Fitness at CR 210   FA neighbor recommended this fitness center, located on CR210 in the shopping center just past McDonalds (going East).  The instructor has just won a national award for her center.  The classes are called Pump & flow.  Pump is strength using weights and Flow is based on Tai Chi.  For more info contact Annda or Pegg Dodson or visit their website:  http://content.yudu.com/Library/A1sump/July2011ClubBusiness/resources/48.htm

Design – Home Staging and more …
Medical / Healthcare:

Flagler Hospital – “After Hours Care” center next to Publix at Murabella.  Always a doctor and a nurse from the hospital on duty, no appointments are necessary, and they promise short wait times.  At times you can even schedule lab services, x-ray and specialty care (Ob/Gyn, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Pediatrics).  Call 819-4400.  Hours are:  Mon-Fri, 5-9:30pm and Sat-Sun, Noon-9pm.

Visionary Eyecare at Murabella – Joanne F. Reed OD, Optometric Physician 547-2691  www.visionsource-visionary.com

Music

3 Headed Stepchild — great band … female singer, 3 guitar players, 1 dummer  www.3 headedstepchild@yahoo.com on Facebook also   Look for playing schedule   (Beatles, Janis Joplin … wide range, fun, want to dance to band)

Photography:  Graham Martin  www.ancientcityphotography.com (neighbor  has been a contributing photographer for the WGV Community Journal for many years; I’ve seen his wedding photos – beautiful; also many shuttle photos/NASA; covers many community events — I personally recommend for newspaper work, commercial, personal events, etc.)

Premium Outlets of St. Augustine  click here for the website and special sales dates, maps, etc.   Join us on Tuesdays for the 50 Plus Shopper Perks.
If you are at least 50 years of age you can take advantage of an added 10% savings on Tuesdays by simply presenting a photo identification with your proof of age to the cashier at participating stores. View a list of participating stores.   Stop at the Information Center for latest store discounts.

Radio Auction — a neighbor is the Associate Producer of this FL Auction Radio station … she tells me about wonderful discounted tickets in St. Augustine (like $25 for 4 tickets into the Alligator Farm!) and hotel room on the beach for two nights for $100 at a great hotel in Daytona Beach, spa deals, all kinds of items … so turn your radio on or give her a call … you can also listen on the internet at www.1240news.com   The radio hours are 11 a.m. – Noon Monday to Friday on 1240 / 1420 and also 4-5 pm on 800 / 1260 www.wplk.com   Victoria 315-6127

SPA — Treat Yourself!!

Spa Laterra – located in the King and Bear  940-7800  www.spalaterra.com  Go to the website … beautiful!   940-7800

SAFE - – An all volunteer group who select dogs and cats  from shelters in nearby counties whose time in the shelter is up and are slated to be  Euthanize.    The volunteers show the dogs on Saturdays at Pet Supermarket on US 1.  Their phone number is 460-0556.   Call and talk with Robin who is in charge 325-0196.  SAFE Kennel is on A1A and their Thrift Store is next door.  They welcome all kinds of donations.

St. Augustine Humane Society – Visit the website for info from the St. Augustine Humane Society.

St. Augustine Ancient City Activities  (see the “home” page to see all the sites that are free to St. Johns County residents)

THINGS TO DO IN ST. AUGUSTINE AREA!   (Scroll towards bottom for more listings of Attractions)

Alligator Zoological Park   824-3337  www.alligatorfarm.com  (New: Zip The Zoo  — call for info … limited offer: a $25 zip and add $40 to the more challenging course — I hear that takes about 3 hrs)  Zipline requires reservations & proper footwear

Art Galleries of St. Augustinewww.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com   First Friday Artwalks

Art – Uptown Friday Night

Art – Uptown Saturday Night -  823-9263  Hours are 5-9 pm … Mission of Nombre de Dios provides FREE parking.  Between Ripley’s and Mission of Nombre de Dios.

BEACH PASSES - may be purchased at the St. Johns County Pier, Tax Collector’s Offices, and Recreation and Parks Office.  $40 after 3/2 forSt. JohnsCounty residents and $50 for non-residents. For more information call the Recreation and Parks Office at (904) 209-0333.

BOAT RIDES / TOURS / KAYAKS

  • Black Raven - The Pirate Ship  http://www.blackravenadventures.com/
  • El Conquistador Thrill Ride Go for a thrilling, high-speed, one-hour ride across Matanzas Bay aboard El Conquistador, St. Augustine ‘s newest thrill ride. Narrated tour features history, speed and fun aboard this powerful speedboat. El Conquistador departs from the City Marina’s Slip 73. Tickets are $39.50 for adults and $29.50 for children (ages 4-12). Free for active duty military. Special rates for groups of eight or more. For safety reasons, children under four and pregnant women are not allowed onboard. For information and reservations, go to www.elconspeedboat.com or call 904.738.4695.
  • Yacht of Fun Have a captain and a fun-equipped 22-foot boat at your service from dawn to dusk! Yacht of Fun takes up to six people on a full day of whatever passengers prefer – fishing, swimming, stopping at waterfront restaurants, sunning – you name it. The boat leaves from St. Augustine and offers the perfect way to spend a day. The rate is $60 per person for a party of six. For more information, go to www.yachtoffun.net or call Cap’n Mike at 352.246.3836
  • Explore The Matanzas River Hop on a research boat for a mid-morning journey into the waters of the Matanzas River . The 11am-12:30pm trip leaves time for lunch afterwards in picturesque downtown St. Augustine . Recent sightings include leaping manta rays & baby dolphins! $35/adults, $30/kids 3-12, $15/infants-2. Call St. Augustine Eco Tours at 904-377-7245 to make reservations or visit www.staugustineecotours.com to learn more.
  • Guana Family Kayak Tours Experience a thrilling family outing in kayaks at Guana Preserve. Get up close and personal to crabs, jellyfish, pelicans and Dolphins on a Family Kayak Tour, geared to the more inquisitive younger minds. A percentage of tours proceeds goes directly to the “Friends of the GTM NERR” to assist with their conservation efforts. $55 for adults and $45 for children ages 6 to 15. Tours are by reservation and take place from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information, call 904.347.1565 or visit www.KayakGuana.com.

Concerts By The Sea – Free Concerts Wednesdays / seasonal Memorial Day thru Labor Day.  Music with dinner will be available for purchase. For a complete schedule to to: www.staugbchcivicassoc.com/   At the St. Augustine Pier / Pavilion.

Concerts – La Constitucion Plaza Summer Concerts — Thursdays – Free   The season schedule is now available on their website.  The season concerts are always on Thursdays (EXCEPT FOR Memorial Day and Labor Day, which will be on Monday’s.)   Bring your lawn chairs!  www.plazaconcerts.com

Dow Museum of Historic Houses:  FREE to St. Augustine residents the 1st Monday of each month, beginning July 4, 2011! 8 of the houses. Tickets:  Adults – $8.95, Seniors (65 and over) – $7.95, Students – $6.95, Children 5 & Under free.    Hours for Facility and Museum Store:  Monday – Saturday, 10am to 5:30pm / Sunday 11am to 5:30pm      823-9722   http://www.moas.org/dowmuseum.html

Doo-Wop Musical Salute – Every Saturday at 7 p.m. ($40 – ask about the two for one ticket special!)   259 San Marco Avenue – Ft. Menendez – take SR 16 East to the end and there it is!  Sounds of the Platter, Drifters and Coasters by Miles Savage the former lead singer from the Platters.   904.824.8874

Flagler College Tours (daily)

Fountain of Youth  829-3168  www.fountainofyouthflorida.com

Fort Matanzas National Monument  471-0116  www.nps.gov/foma

Horse-Drawn Carriages - www.countrycarriages.net   So romantic — fun for all.  Kids love it!

Horeseback Riding – on the Beach  Experience the fun and excitement of horseback riding at the edge of the sea. Country Carriages offer daily one-hour rides (weather and tides permitting) from Surfside Park on Vilano Beach . The cost is $75 per person. For reservations (a must) and more information, call 904.826.1982.

Lighthouse & Museum  829-0745  www.staugustinelighthouse.com (ask about their evening ghost tours!)

Lightner Museum (free to St. Johns County residents – must show license)  http://lightnermuseum.org/

Limelight Theatre   www.limelight-theatre.org / phone 825-1164  www.limelight-theatre.org

Nights of Lights  -  November – January- check website for exact dates

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall  1050 A1A North 209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!  – www.ripleys.com/staugustine/

San Sebastian Winery www.sansebastianwinery.com/

Sight Seeing Trains - www.sightseeingtrains.com

St. Augustine Amphitheatre  925-1164 —  live shows – big names, special events, the holiday special is on for weeks with ice skating and “snow” a must visit! and so much more. www.staugamphitheatre.com

St. Augustine Beach Civic Association (FREE summer beach concerts – Wednesday’s)  www.staugbchcivicassoc.com     The Music by the Sea Concerts will run from May 11 – Sept 28.  Check the website for who is playing, when, and what restaurant will be offering dinners.  At the St. Augustine Pier — and other events

St. Johns County Fairgrounds   5840 State Road 207,Elkton,FL32033  Ticketing Info  904-471-1965    http://www.sjcfairgrounds.com/

Tasting Tours   For reservations, call 904-325-3911 or go www.thetastingtours.com

~ ~ ~ P A R K S ~ ~ ~

  • Anastasia State Park is located on A1A on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine . For more information, call 904.461.2035, or visit www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia.
  • Beach Walk at the Guana  Join GTM Research Reserve Volunteers Rick and Roz Edwards for this “Beaches 101″ experience; an informative and fun walk and learn about the sand, the importance of the dunes, and the animals that call the beach their home. The walk departs from the Guana South Beach Parking Lot, approximately 2 miles north of the Guana Preserve main entrance on A1A in Ponte Vedra Beach . The walk is from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and reservations are required. Admission is $3 parking fee. Be sure to dress for the weather conditions and bring water. For more information, call 904.823.4500 or visit www.floridadep.org/gtm/calendar/beach_walk.htm .
  • Los Presidales at Fort Mose  Meet the 18th century residents of St. Augustine , Los Presidiales, during demonstrations conducted by authentic colonial Spanish re-enactors. The demonstrations take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fort Mose State Park located at 15 Fort Mose Trail in St. Augustine . Admission is $4 per vehicle or $2 for pedestrians or bicyclists. For more information, call 904.823.2232.

~ ~ ~ TRANSPORTATION~ ~ ~

Airport Shuttle of St. Augustine    904-825-0004

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Neighborhood Links ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

World Golf Village neighbors social website   www.wgvsocial.com    What you’ll find:

  • Neighborhood Weekly Happy Hour
  • WGV Photo Gallery
  • Restaurant Reviews
  • and more!

AT&T Store / Discount for WGV Neighborhood readers!  “We’re proud to be your newest AT&T authorized retailer in the WGV area! We are available to discuss your AT&T wireless service, home phone, DSL, Advanced TV, or AT&T Direct TV services.

Visionary Eyecare at Murabella – Joanne F. Reed OD, Optometric Physician 547-2691  www.visionsource-visionary.com

Pizza Hut 

  • Folks are asking me about the new Pizza Hut at Murabella.  Here is some info for you.  I’ll add them to my Local Links tab so it will be there if you need the number.  They have pizza, pasta, family packs, p’zones amd dessert/  62 Tuscan Way (by Publix)  Phone #940-0542   Click here for the Murabella/WGV Pizza Hut website.

McDonalds is here — located near Publix in the Murabella Shopping Center

Walgreens

CVS

MAY Property Management for WGV: 940-1002

MOVIES  IMAX at WGV become a member for large savings in the long run!  Been a member since moving here.

Outlet Mall – SR 16

General Info

New Neighbors – Welcome — reference the World Golf Village Community Journal’s last page for important phone numbers in St. Johns County

RESTAURANTS – just a few …

WGV Social website –  (check the WGV Social Committee website for neighbor comments on many restaurants in the area)  www.wgvsocial.com

Villagio – WGV Renaissance Resort *      www.worldgolfrenaissance.com  940-8000   A wide selection, to choose for breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizers, beautiful restaurant, sports on widescreen tv’s     There is also a coffee shop in the Renaissance serving Starbucks coffee (just pull up and tell the bellman you are just picking up some coffee to go — and park at the front entrance!)

Benito’s on CR210 - Italian restaurant (head west on CR210 from I95 — make a left at the Watson sign) 230-8292   Bar and restaurant.  Best lunch special around: $5.95 (with choice of soup or salad, garlic bread … entrees like Chicken Francese & pasta, Chicken Marsala & pasta and many more!)  German fare on Tuesdays/Wednesdays  $12 – check with them; $10 rib steak nights on Thursdays   www.benitositalian.com

Cafe’ Alcazar  located inside the Lightner Museum — this is a great place to bring out-of-towners … it’s truly located in one of, the THE first indoor swimming pools — you’ll see when you have lunch there … the floor is slanted.  You can read a piece of this history when you enter.  Located at 25 Granada St.  Guitar 11am-3pm M & Tues and Grand Piano 11 am-3pm Wed-Sat  825-9948 www.thecafealcazar.com  Good food.

Caps On the Waterwww.capsonthewater.com   Local favorite on the Intercoastal.

Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille  Great courtyard dining  824-7765

Kingfish Grill   in Camachee Cove (before the Vilano Bridge) a great spot on the Intercoastal, sports tv, outside or inside dining 824-2111  Live music - call for schedule

Murray Bros. Caddyshack – WGV   www.murraybroscaddyshack.com   If you love the movie, love Bill Murray and the Murray brothers you’ve got to visit the Caddyshack Restaurant in WGV (we neighbors call it our local “Cheers”)   Restaurant/Bar  Music Friday, gift shop   New: Karaoke on Tuesdays.  Trivia Night – Wednesdays.  WGV

Rhett’s – Restaurant & Piano Bar  see the special discount on this special tab on this site - Spotlight on Rhett’s — they give you a special dessert if you bring a copy of that page — see details. Downtown St. Augustine

Sara’s Crepe Café in the heart of St. Augustine ‘s historic district at the crossroads of Spanish and Hypolita Streets – chefs prepare savory and sweet European crepes. Ask about music in the courtyard. For more information, call 904.810.5800 or go to www.sarascrepecafe.  Downtown St. Augustine

Serenata Beach Club — must be a member — see info above for more details.

Taps Bar and Grill — 2220 County Road 210 West, Saint Johns, FL 32259 (904) 819-1554 (In the shopping center near Winn Dixie)

Tasting Room  25 Cuna St.  810-2400 Live music nightly  Downtown St. Augustine

Tasting Room To Go  39 1/2 Cordova St.  808-7202 www.tastetapastogo.com  complimentary live music and hors d’oeuvres 5:30pm – 8pm Thursdays  Downtown St. Augustine

Wildflower Cafe  471-2691  4320 A1A South  St. Augustine 32080  A favorite of many WGV residents  www.wildflowercafefl.com

WORLD GOLF VILLAGE

World Golf Village   www.wgv.com

World Golf Village – Social Committee website:  www.wgvsocial.com   

WGV Security:  982-4593    (always dial 911 in case of emergency!)

St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office:  824-8304

St. Johns County Animal Control:  209-0746

County Chamber of Commerce:  824-8142

Visitors & Convention Bureau:  829-1711

St. Augustine Visitor Information Center:  825-1999

St. Augustine Beach:  471-1596

DOT – Drivers License & Vehicle Registration  Lewis Speedway & A1A  209-2250

Homested Exemption – PropertyAppraiser’s Office:  827-5500

Hospitals:

  • Baptist South  821-6000
  • Flagler Hospital 819-5155

Garbage Collection – Seaboard Waste Systems services residents in the northern half ofSt. JohnsCounty(north of theSt. Johns Riverfollowing CR 208 and north of SR 16 to the ocean). 445AInternational Golf Pkwy,St. Augustine,FL32095. (904) 825-0991.  Click here for details on what can be picked up.

Water  – County Utility Dept.  471-2161

Recycling Pickup:  471-2122

Main Library:  827-6949

MAY Management:  www.maymgt.com  940-1002

PGA Tour Stop (in WGV):  940-0418

Newspaper – St. AugustineRecord / WGV Community Journal 

Transportation:

Airport Conection TransporatioN  814-3065

Amtrak:  800-872-7245

Greyhound Bus:  829-6401   toll-free:  829-6401

Island Airpor Shuttle:  471-3241

JAX Internationa Airport:  741-3044

MegaBus – Jax to/from Atlanta and Jax to/from Orlando www.megabus.com

Voting Registration – Supervisor of Elections Office: 823-2238

Shops / Services – Old Publix shopping center:

Hair: Great Clips  940-1692  Hours: M-F 9am-9pm; Sat. 9am-6pm; Sun. 10am-5pm   Old Publix shopping center WGV

Hair:  Glenmoor  920-7022

Nails:  Alivia Nails  940-9377  Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, closed Sunday    Old Publix shopping center WGV

Davidson Real Estate:  940-5000 (please let them know that Carol Carnicelli – the neighborhood concierge referred you)

Alexander – Dentist – Murabella

Cino’s Pizza  940-4445  Dine In – Take Out  M-S 11am-10pm, Sunday Closed   Old Publix shopping center WGV  (Now open Sundays 4-9 pm)

SPA Laterra 940-7800 www.spalaterra.com located in the King & Bear

UPS – is now also open at the Convention Center Business Center next to the Renaissance Resort.  Phone: 940-8592.   Mr. Patel also owns the UPS store near Publix/Murabella.

Cleaners -

Just East of I95:

Paint & Supplies – Sherwin Williams:  940-6565

Post Office – available at the BP Gas Station

Schools:

School District Office:  819-7500

First Coast Technical Institute (FCTI):  829-1045

St. Joseph Academy:  824-0431

Timberline Creek Elementary School:  819-7400

Worship

 OLGC – Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, SR16 (make a right on Intl Golf Pkwy to SR16 about one mile)   5950 State Road 16, St. Augustine, FL 32092

Edgewater Church   -  Sundays 10:30 a.m. at Mill Creek Elementary School   904.349.1430   www.edgewaterch.org

ReverbChurch
Reverb Church is coming to the World Golf Village area beginning January 15th, 2012.  Our mission is centered around authentic worship and resounding the Gospel message of Jesus to all generations and cultures.

Worship Experience Sundays at 10am
Location:Pacetti Bay Middle School-245 Meadowlark Lane, St. Augustine, FL 32092 (ocated near the intersection of SR16 and International Golf Parkway)
Website: www.ReverbChurch.org   or www.facebook.com/reverbchurch.org
Bryan Lamoureux     Office: 904.406.7630     Info@reverbchurch.org

St. Clare of Assisi – Bible Study  Come out for a small group discussion on the topic of Hospitality: where does it fit in your community, your faith, and your journey. Whether you belong to a church, of any denomination, or are searching for a community where you can grow, all are welcome to discuss, share and learn.

The small group will meet on Tuesday evenings starting Oct. 25, 2011 at 7:00pm -8:30pm weekly. It is sponsored by St. Clare ofAssisi: a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida.   Contact the Rev. Beth Tjoflat at 904–616-8273 or bethtjo1@comcast.net  for more information and registration.

Misc. St. Augustine Activities / Attractions

·        Action Kayak Adventures

    • 321-231-9450

·        Bayfront Mini-Golf

    • 904-829-6545

·        Castillo de San Marcos

    • 904-829-6506

·        Colonial Spanish Quarter

    • 904-825-1000

·        Fiesta Falls Mini Golf

    • 904-461-5571

·        Fort Matanzas National Monument

    • 904-471-0116

·        Fort Mose’ Historical Society

    • 904-823-2232

·        Helicopter Tours of St. Augustine

    • 904-824-5506

·        Lightner Museum

    • 904-824-2874

·        Mission of Nombre de Dios & Shrine

    • 904-824-2809

·        Nights of Lights

    • 904-825-1004

·        Oldest House National Historic Landmark

    • 904-824-2872

·        Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse

    • 904-824-0192

·        Schooner Freedom Charters, Inc.

    • 904-810-1010

·        Smile High Parasail

    • 904-819-0980

·        St. Augustine Scenic Cruise

    • 904-824-1806

 

NEARBY JACKSONVILLE VENUES

Alhambra Dinner Theater  641-1212 www.alhambrajax.com

Anheuser-Busch Brewery  free tours of the plant!  696-8373  www.budweisertours.com

Jacksonville Jaguars  633-2000 www.jaguars.com  Go Jags!

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens  757-4463  www.jaxzoo.org

Museum of Science & History MOSH  396-6674  www.themosh.org  Lots of fun and interesting family events

Team Teal -JAGUARS    www.myteamteal.com    www.jaguars.com  633.6342 to purchase tickets

Times-Union Performing Arts / JAX Events website for multiple venues:  http://www.jaxevents.com/timesunion.php (Look for the Broadwy in Jacksonville lineup – Jersey Boys, South Pacific, Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables, and Wicked … and many other shows … some of my favorites!)

 

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