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Close to Home: Officers Caroline Drouin and Steve Fischer Serve the Homeless of St. Augustine

Homelessness is a layered challenge. So two remarkable local officers are taking a deep dive into the matter, affecting change for our neighbors on the margins.

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On the Right Trek: Meg James Travels with Purpose Through Trekking Twice

Ideally, travel involves more than self-care. Meg James and her family learned to positively impact the communities they visit as they trek across the globe.

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Weighing Anchor: Laurel Baker of St. Augustine’s Anchor Boutique

A heritage of treasure hunting and travel by sea helped inspire the adventure Laurel Baker embarked upon nine years ago.

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Bridging the Gap with James Maynard of the St. Johns County Public Library

Though a library program, James Maynard embarked on a path of enriching success – reaching out to an older generation in need and offering his help.


Dishing Out Kindness with Al and Olivia Deinhart of Dining with Dignity

When food is viewed as a human right rather than a privilege, truly remarkable feats are accomplished by those with compassionate hearts.

Family, Living

Catch a Wave with SurfQuest St. Augustine

When friends unite with a no excuses approach to events on the water, momentum picks up in short order.

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Living, People, Recreation

Come Full Circle: Tara Dodson of Full Circle Resource Management

Tara Dodson zooms out on conservation and sustainability for a holistic approach to sound stewardship of our fragile coast.


The Rise to Success of Journalist Andrew Nagorski

Time tested grit, tenacity, and an enterprising spirit carry Andrew Nagorski through his decades-long career in writing and journalism.


Storybook Learning with St. Johns County Librarian Alex Phillips

Happily ever after isn't only for fictional characters. You'll see why as you meet an earnest librarian whose life has taken one positive turn after another.

Living, People

Giving Back to the Community with the St. Augustine Swashbucklers

If you thought pirates were all about raids and mischief, meet this local crew of golden-hearted buccaneers.


Advocating for Children with Michael Forster of the Family Integrity Program

Moving from the culinary arts to managing the Family Integrity Program, Michael Forster has worked hard to serve his community in a profound way.

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Advocating for Bees with Bo Sterk and Jo Sinclair

Through 360 degrees of mentorship, sustainability, and art, beekeeper Bo and artist Jo are making their mark both near and far.


St. Augustine City Archaeologist Andrea White is Getting Her Hands Dirty

Meet the woman who spends her days uncovering the ancient secrets of the Ancient City.

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Cleaning Up and Moving Forward with Jessica Gott of North Florida Coastal Caretakers

For some, protecting our environment is more than a mere duty. It's a heartfelt way of life and a daily practice.

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Arts and Culture, Music, People

Blending Tradition and Progress with St. Augustine Band Salt & Pine

Now and again, an act comes along with hearts full of gratitude for a city embracing them with arms wide open.

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Clean, Vegan Dawg Goodness at Brewz n Dawgz

Brewz n Dawgz's commitment to fresh, guilt-free ingredients elevates the hot dog experience. Presenting the Dragged Through the Garden Dawg.

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Hyperlocal St. Augustine Honey with Danielle Brooks of Honey Truck Co.

Hyperlocal is the name of the game for St. Augustine beekeeper Danielle Brooks and her sweet 1963 Ford Econoline.

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Taking Tofu to the Next Level: Sesame Ginger Tofu at Purple Olive

A myriad of culinary influences have intersected in St. Augustine's Seaside Plaza. You might want to grab a bib!