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He also realizes that cost is sometimes a stressful aspect of dental care. He and his staff work diligently with insured and those paying out of pocket to ensure costs remain reasonable. His goal is to help patients to maximize benefits or find alternative payment options in order to keep their smiles healthy and beautiful.
Dr. Jonas and his wife Kathleen (who is also a dentist) live in Durbin Crossing with their two young sons. Life and work as a dentist is busy but his favorite thing is coming home and playing with his children each night or packing up all their baby gear and going to Mickler Beach or Porpoise Point in Vilano Beach with the family on weekends.
If you need a highly skilled dentist with a passion for dental health, please visit Dr. Jonas at Blue Sky Dental Group.
Call today to schedule (904) 342-6222 or visit him online for live online booking: www.blueskydentalgroup.com
How a Local Hometown Hero Became
a National Success in Real Estate
How he started his real estate team and is now expanding it on a national scale is a truly inspirational story of an underdog who changed the paradigm and found his life’s purpose in helping families buy and sell homes.
Bernard was raised with two loving parents who fought against all odds to provide opportunity for him and his siblings. “Opportunity” is the key word Bernard focuses on when describing his gratitude towards his parents and his dedication for each of his clients. A tremendous milestone for Bernard gave birth at the age of 13. Bernard’s dad encouraged him to learn the value of money and hard work by creating his own business idea that brought him financial gain. Bernard took his father’s advice, restored a broken lawn mower, and began advertising his lawn service business to the neighborhood. Single handedly he grew this business and even hired two of his close friends to work for him. This learning lesson later translated to further business opportunities. His hopes of building a team who provides real estate dreams come true is his passion. This passion is proven in his growth and success.
Bernard’s dedication to his clients and team members are invaluable. His desire to provide the best experience possible for his buyers and sellers goes above and beyond.
Agent Spotlight: Ana McCann
Thank You Ana for your love of real estate and servitude! Started From the Bottom, Now We Are Here!
New Diggs for the New Year is the New Diggs Team new year motto. They are offering a guaranteed sale program where their team makes one promise: they sell your home or they buy it themselves! In addition, they are offering a 1 year “love it, or leave it” program for home buyers. Since this program allows buyers to purchase a home with the assurance that they’ll sell it for free (if they are not completely happy with it), it has created a larger home buyer base for them. In return, more buyers means more chances that someone will buy your home. Furthermore, their marketing plan for 2018 is phenomenal! The end result: more exposure for your home. In combination with their expansion from St. Johns FL to Southern California and Norfolk Virginia, they are now in multiple cities/states to continue to serve you.
For more information please visit newdiggs.myfhrm.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/newdiggsteam/
St. Johns magazine wanted to learn more about the people behind Fionn MacCool’s so we spoke with Amy McNulty, who owns and runs the business with co-owners Joe Moye (her brother) and General Manager Paul Glaser.
Amy had always wanted to open an authentic Irish pub. A place that would reflect her love for Irish culture and her Irish ancestry. “Our great grandparents were from County Cork. As natives of Jacksonville we wanted a genuine and authentic Irish experience at home”. They chose to expand in St. Johns county because of the tremendous growth in the area.
After visiting Ireland numerous times, even running in the Dublin Marathon, she had experienced a variety of pubs and done her research. She was ready to make the dream a reality and opened Fionn MacCool’s in 2005. She says, “Fionn’s is a genuine Irish Pub. The word pub is derived from “Public House”, originally a place for everyone to meet and relax after a long day’s work. We have great food, great service, live music, and plenty of pints and whiskey! We want everyone to feel welcome and comfortable, as if you were coming into our home” Another part of what gives Fionn MacCool’s is authenticity may be the fact that furnishings, bar and cabinetry are built in Ireland.
“We want people in St. Johns to know that Fionn MacCool’s is great for Everybody. “Its a family place, a pub and a restaurant where any age is welcome from little kids to retirees and everyone in between," Joe added.
General Manager Paul Glaser has been in the restaurant business his entire adult life, joining Fionn MacCool’s twelve years ago. “I treat each day like I am throwing a party at my house and I want every guest to be happy they came and had an exceptional time”. A feeling of hospitality definitely permeates the atmosphere. They strive to make people feel special and happy. Paul recalled once when a young navy guy asked them to help him with his marriage proposal. “He came to me the week before and wanted to propose on our river patio and wanted to film it but the camera had to be hidden so she wouldn't get tipped off. So we had a decoy table set up with people hiding behind menus with the camera a few tables away. He wanted a special song to be played so we had a portable radio for the ready too. He got up went inside like he was going to the restroom and we set everything in motion. He knocked on the window from inside. When he walked back out on the patio we started the song and camera he got down on one knee and proposed it was very romantic for a young guy. His girl said yes and we had it all on film. We popped open a bottle of champagne for them. As far as we know they are happily married to this day.”
What would an Irish pub be without a good ancient tale behind it? The restaurant is named for Fionn mac Cumhaill or “Finn McCool” who is known for being a great warrior in Irish myths. He was the greatest leader of the Fianna, an elite military clan responsible for the protection of the High King of Ireland. Fionn implemented a code of honor into the Fianna; which had a reputation for being somewhat unruly. Another legend includes Fionn as a giant, creating the Giant’s Causeway, a peculiar series of volcanic rock formations along the coast of Ireland. He did this to challenge a Scottish giant to a fight and allow passage from Scotland to Ireland.
Please look forward to next month’s issue when our Foodie Blogger Lori Allen will give you the scoop on the food at Fionn MacCool’s! www.fionnmacs.com/www.fionnmacs.com/
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