The Florida Coastal Connection - The West Augustine News Connection Changes Name
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The West Augustine News Connection is now The Florida Coastal Connection.  The West Augustine News Connection has undergone a transformation on its two-year anniversary in an effort to adjust to the reader demographics and to promote local causes, organizations, and businesses on a greater platform with a more expansive audience.  The West Augustine News Connection's social media will continue under the name the St. Augustine Connection, and any St. Augustine and West Augustine news as well as local-only info will be shared there.  However, all past and future arti ..read more
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The West Augustine News Connection Becomes The St. Augustine Connection
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The West Augustine News Connection is now The St. Augustine Connection.  As the West Augustine News Connection is celebrating its two-year anniversary, this name change is happening due to the amount of support received from the entire St. Augustine community.  While you will continue to find coverage of happenings and events in West Augustine, there will be pieces from all over St. Augustine and St. Johns County as well, and there will be a focus on showcasing all the best of St. Augustine to support local St. Augustine makers, businesses, organizations and more.  Thank you ..read more
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Artists Become Part of the City during the Plein Air St. Augustine Paint Out
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10M ago
Once a year artists from across the country adorn the streets of St. Augustine as a part of the Plein Air St. Augustine Paint Out hosted by the St. Augustine Art Association. The painters become a part of the St. Augustine landscape, as they sit in their chosen location and focus on the subject in front of them. Patricia Domanski from Daytona Beach had chosen a small courtyard at the Lightner Museum, where she enjoyed the quiet morning hours. Artist Patricia Domanski at the Plein Air St. Augustine Paint Out You can buy Patricia Domanski art's through her website www.patriciadomansk ..read more
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West King Is A Thing - West King Wednesday in St. Augustine Is Where Locals Go
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WEST KING IS A THING. St. Augustine's west side is undergoing a not-so-subtle transformation, and the businesses in the West King business district just west of US1 are not letting it pass them by.  Singer Jolie at the West King Market  While the West King district in St. Augustine is just a short distance away from downtown St. Augustine, it is not an extension of the touristy downtown that locals often shy away from, it is a completely different feel.  The vendors, the businesses and the customers - they are not focused on tourists or mass-prod ..read more
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Community Effort to Clean Up the African Cemeteries and Save the Lost Graves in St. Augustine
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11M ago
At the fourth Pinehurst and San Sebastian Cemeteries Restoration Day, passionate people from all over St. Augustine, Jacksonville and even Georgia came out to join in the effort to locate the lost graves, map out the graves and clean up around the gravesites.  The cemeteries are two of the oldest African American cemeteries in Florida, and in recent years the West Augustine Improvement Association has taken over the cemeteries and is now beginning to host regular cleanup events to keep the cemeteries maintained with little funding.  Locating the lost graves at the black cemeteries ..read more
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Ashley Chatmon, BSU President at Flagler College "Never Underestimate the Learning You Can Obtain Outside of School"
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1y ago
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a young female voice rang loud and clear at the Plaza de la ConstituciĆ³n in downtown St. Augustine, and the audience, participants in the annual MLK Day Silent March in St. Augustine, applauded her message, which resonated across color lines and across all age groups. "As a student, and especially as a high school student, you may feel helpless. While adults argue about preserving your physical safety at school, they're also coming for what you're allowed to learn, whose history is worth learning, whose feelings must be protected. Your books are being ban ..read more
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St. Augustine MLK Day Events & Black History Month Celebrations
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1y ago
St. Augustine has a complex history, when it comes to civil rights and black history. While much controversy still surrounds the matter of race and equality in the oldest city in the nation, recent years have proved that there are many people and organizations in our community dedicated to shining a light on history, good and bad, when it comes to race relations in St. Augustine. This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, you can help be a part of the solution, so bring your friends and family out to one of the many events. And don't stop on MLK Day. Black History Month is coming up, a ..read more
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A Community United at This Year's Lincolnville Festival
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1y ago
Beverly Trotman with her baked goods for the Elks Lodge #649 on Washington Street in Lincolnville, Temple #413 in St. Augustine, Florida. The 2022 Lincolnville Festival is an ode to the Lincolnville businesses of yesterday, celebrating the community and the more than 60 Lincolnville businesses that used to line the streets. Now, there are only a few businesses left, but the Corner Market still stands, and the former Excelsior High School has been transformed into the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center, one of the many sponsors of the festival. Lincolnville used to be a flourishi ..read more
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Nicole Storm Preparations in St. Augustine as King Tides Cause Nuisance Flooding - Where to Get Your Free Sand Bags
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1y ago
King Street bridge nuisance flooding in St. Augustine. The City of St. Augustine is prepareing for Tropical Storm Nicole, which will arrive just as the high king tides once again cause nuisance flooding downtown and on King Street.  The city is ready with sandbag operations, free parking at the garage, and a change in yard debris pickup schedule in preparation for the impact of Tropical Storm Nicole. Image courtesy of the City of St. Augustine  According to a press release,the City of St. Augustine is urging residents to prepare for flooding that is expected ..read more
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Free Halloween Events in St. Augustine, Florida
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1y ago
There are many free Halloween events in St. Augustine, Florida, and if you look around in St. Johns County you will also find many free fall events. Check out our free St. Augustine events page for all other free events, classes and more. St. Augustine Halloween Events & Fall Events 2022 ... Lion's Den Karate Halloween Trunk or Treat Event What: Trunk or treat, bounce hTreat, chili contest, costume parade, character meet and greet and more. When: Saturday, Oct. 15th from 4:45 pm - 7 p.m. Where: 335 S Legacy Trail B102-112, St. Augustine, FL  Cost: FREE More info:  ..read more
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