98-year-old St. Johns County man puts 4,000 miles on his ‘trike’ riding in his neighborhood

98-year-old Edmund Barron, a resident of St. Johns County, Florida, is known for socializing with his neighbors while riding his electric trike. Barron and his wife, Florence, moved to the area in August 2020 and are the oldest couple in their community. The couple, who have been married for 69 years, have five children, 14 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Barron, a World War II navy veteran, has been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis but remains active, recently clocking 4,000 miles on his trike. Despite some health issues for both, the couple enjoys watching home movies and cherishes their long, happy marriage.…

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Body of man who disappeared while kayaking found north of Vilano Beach, family says

The body of Eiffel Gilyana, a 46-year-old man who disappeared while kayaking near the St. Augustine inlet, has been found north of Vilano Beach, Florida. Gilyana was not wearing a life jacket when he went missing. The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search after covering 341 square miles of ocean. However, Taskforce Hydro 1, a local veteran non-profit, continued the search. Gilyana was in an outrigger canoe when he disappeared. His body was found by local fishermen accounting to reports. More… Read Full story: Action News Jax

Search underway for missing kayaker in Vilano area

A kayaker is missing in the Vilano area of St. John’s County, Florida, prompting a search operation led by the US Coast Guard. The St. Johns Sheriff’s Office, St. Johns County Fire Rescue, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are assisting in the search and rescue efforts. More… Read Full story: WJXT

New St. Johns County Program Aims to Protect Seniors, Recover Lost Funds

A new program called Seniors vs. Crime has been launched in St. Johns County, Florida, to protect senior citizens from scams and frauds. The initiative, announced by Attorney General Ashley Moody and St. Johns County Sheriff Rob Hardwick, will operate from the St. Johns County Sheriff’s South Regional Operations Center. The program will be staffed by volunteers, known as Senior Sleuths, who will educate seniors about scams and help those who have been scammed. The program has already secured an estimated $2.4 million in financial relief for seniors statewide last year, and $7.9 million since 2019. The program also provided…

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