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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.  

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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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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.

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St. Augustine’s Fourth of July 2020 Fireworks to be Decided at City Commission Meeting

The deadline has been extended to allow for the best and final decision at the Commission meeting on June 8.

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Community, Family

Girl Scouts of Gateway Council Launches a Reimagined Summer Camp

This custom, virtual program is open to all girls (not just current Girl Scouts!), so mark your calendar for summer fun.

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St. Augustine’s Treasury On the Plaza Hosts Surprise Memorial Day Wedding

The St. Augustine venue helped host an intimate wedding ceremony for a local couple who was forced to postpone their wedding twice.

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17th Species of Crocodile Hatches at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm

Visitors will be able to meet the Crocodylus suchus babies within the next few weeks.

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St. Johns County Beach Update: Memorial Day Weekend 2020

Here's all you need to know about heading out to the St. Johns County Beaches this holiday weekend.

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Arts and Culture, Community

The Lightner Museum Hosts Mural Contest

Artists will compete to paint the back wall in the museum's music room. Here are the details on how to submit your work.

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St. Augustine’s A Frame Sauce Company Now Available in Publix and Whole Foods

Time to stock up! The popular St. Augustine-based datil pepper hot sauces can now be found at grocers around Florida.

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St. Augustine Visitor Information Center will Reopen for Memorial Day Weekend

In anticipation of the holiday weekend, the city is opening the doors of the Visitors Center and strongly encouraging the use of face masks.

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Drive-Thru Food Drive at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre is a Big Win for the Community

St. Johns County, in partnership with United Way of St. Johns County, collects 32,000 pounds of food for 17 local pantries in need.

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Arts and Culture, Community

2020 St. Augustine Romanza Festivale Offers Performances Online

From concerts to plays to poetry readings, Romanza is bringing the arts into your home through streaming on May 15-17.

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St. Johns County School District Recognizes Outstanding School Volunteers

With more than 25,000 volunteers providing 185,000 hours of service to local schools, St. Johns County honors their work.

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Arts and Culture, Community

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum to Reopen on May 11

Visitors are welcome once more into the St. Augustine Lighthouse. Here are the details and the new guidelines.

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St. Johns County and United Way of St. Johns County Announce Drive-Thru Food Drives

Taking place at The Amp and the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, two drive-thru food drives in May will benefit more than 20 local food pantries.


2020 Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins in May

Here's how you can help protect the local sea turtle population while you enjoy your time on the beach.


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