Community In St. Augustine

Stay in-the-know about what’s happening in the St. Augustine community with these local news briefs, press releases and business updates and company announcements from local organizations in St. Johns County.  

owners Alayna Brewer and Jamie Umberger in southern vibes tasting room and wine cellar

Community

Southern Vibes Tasting Room and Wine Cellar Opens for Business in St. Augustine

With a small batch glass of wine in hand, you can settle in for a sip at this new and inviting tasting room in Murabella.

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Community

A Virtual Town Hall will be Held with St. Johns County Commission Candidates

The virtual town hall will be hosted on August 13, and the Traditional Straw Poll open for votes August 11-14.

a competitor in The Liqui Moly ProWatercross National Tour on the water in daytona beach

Community

The ProWatercross National Tour is Coming to Vilano Beach

For two days of racing, the Liqui Moly ProWatercross National Tour will appear in Vilano Beach on August 8-9.

the st augustine lighthouse against a blue and purple sky with dark palm trees in the foreground

Arts and Culture, Community

World War II Exhibit Set to Open at the St. Augustine Lighthouse on August 1

“Guardians of the First Coast: Building Readiness for World War II" will honor the men and women who defended our shores during the war.

sassy and saved book sits in tall green grass

Community

St. Augustine Resident and Author Aimee P. Miller Releases ‘Sassy & Saved’

Hitting shelves in August, the book is an unflinching account of a woman's journey to find purpose beyond the pain.

st augustine sailing sisters at the annual bikini race

Community

St. Augustine Sailing Sisters Celebrate Five Years

The local group of sailing women will hold the annual Bikini Race on August 1 to benefit female victims of abuse.

realtors from endless summer realty stand on a st johns county golf course for champions for elders

Community

Endless Summer Realty Joins Council on Aging for Meals on Wheels

The local real estate firm has committed to being a Caring Partner for a program delivers nutritious meals and welcome visits to homebound elders.

donations made to art with a heart in healthcare

Arts and Culture, Community

The Mett family of Yulee Donates to Art with a Heart in Healthcare

This Florida family offer funding and art supplies to a non-profit that serves the St. Augustine area and beyond.

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Community

Politics in St. Johns Website to Virtually Connect Voters with Local Candidates

St. Johns County's largest candidate meet and greet is going online to let local voters learn about candidate platforms.

st johns county bus drivers in a school bus

Community

St. Johns County Offers Bus Operators Highest Compensation in Florida

With an 11 percent pay increase and a number of benefits, the SJC Transportation Department offers a rewarding career.

the team administering covid tests at flagler health+ in st augustine

Community

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.

first coast opera cast on stage

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

Community

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.

a woman sits in front of a laptop with a mug of tea

Community

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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Community

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.

the interior of odd birds cocktail lounge and kitchen in st augustine

Community

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.