Author: St. Augustine Social

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Free Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing at Flagler Hospital

In partnership with Flagler Health+ and funded by the CARES Act, St. Johns County is offering free testing starting today.

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Arts and Culture, Community

$50k Grant Awarded to St. Augustine’s First Coast Opera

As part of the CARES Act, the non-profit will be able to maintain its staffing over the next two years.

sonar image of a world war II wreck in st augustine florida

Arts and Culture, Community

WWII’s SS Gulfamerica Recorded by Archaeologists for Exhibit at the St. Augustine Lighthouse

The Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program led an expedition to the WWII wreck and will now display the sonar mapping images.

Dr. Suzy Broadhurst and Dr. Lauren Rocky of the St. Augustine Humane Society


St. Augustine Humane Society Opens New Expanded Facility

This new facility will allow the organization to better serve the people of St. Johns County and the animals that they love.

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St. Augustine’s Flagler College Offers Three Online Courses and a New Certification Program

Continue your education with Flagler College with a certification in Creativity and Innovation or in Nonprofit Management.

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HUGS Across the County Continues to Provide Assistance to St. Johns County Kids

Even amidst the COVID crisis, you can explore the amazing work of this local nonprofit through their clothing and food programs for St. Johns County kids.

marina munch food truck park on the water in st augustine florida

Community, Food

St. Augustine Food Truck Park Marina Munch Hosts Italian Chef Pop-Up on June 26

Chef Jody Petronella will take over the Arepa Life food truck to serve up some delicious Italian favorites right on the water.

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Odd Birds Cocktail Lounge & Kitchen Opens New St. Augustine Restaurant

The beloved St. Augustine spot has relocated to Anastasia Island and will offer Latin flavors and craft cocktails with indoor and outdoor seating.

Marsh In Blue _ acrylic on panel Sold

Arts and Culture, Community

Broken Image Turns Into Breakthrough for St. Augustine Artist Alma Ramirez

After a waterlogged camera introduced her to a new way to look at the world, this local artist is bringing that vision to canvas.

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St. Augustine’s Cathlene Miner Expands Nonprofit Hopefull Handbags to the Carribean & Canada

Now international, the local organization helps survivors of domestic abuse and assists in healthy living.

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St. Augustine City Commission Upholds Decision to Postpone Fourth of July 2020 Fireworks

Phase 2 reopening compliance as well as public health have been made the priority in the decision.

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Arts and Culture, Community, Family

Registration Now Open for the St. Augustine Lighthouse’s Virtual Summer Camp 2020

Bring on the summer fun while your kids explore St. Augustine’s connection to the sea!

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Arts and Culture, Community

St. Augustine Author Pens Military Thriller that Redefines the Meaning of “Hero”

Andrew Stack enlists his life experiences to write The Black Hand – a contemporary novel rooted deeply in history.

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The Best Burgers in St. Augustine

If you're on a never-ending search for a burger that will wow your palate, look no further. Here are a few of our favorite local burger joints.



Rotary Club of St. Augustine Donates More than $60,000 to Charity

With beneficiaries both local and worldwide, the Rotary Club of St. Augustine is giving back in a big way.

pin up paws calendars from the st augustine humane society


St. Augustine Humane Society Announces the Theme of Its 10th Annual Pin Up Paws Calendar

The 2021 Pin Up Paws pet calendar will have the theme Mission Pawsible and will be launched in October.

Business, Community

St. Johns County Leads Collaborative Effort During Recovery & Reopening

The county is leading the charge to revive business and support new growth opportunities during this global crisis.

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United Way of St. Johns County and Partners to Distribute Fresh Produce Meal Kits

Responding to food insecurity created by COVID-19, several St. Augustine businesses are teaming up with United Way to do some good.