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People In St. Augustine

Locals stories of perseverance, top performance, acts of kindness and leaders in our community.  The people in St. Augustine who make this small, ocean-side town such a magical place to call home. 

forrest masters creates avocado toast for the sprout kitchen

Food, People

Exploring a Natural Passion for Food with Forrest Masters of The Sprout Kitchen

Forrest Masters of The Sprout Kitchen has taken her love of all things culinary and turned it into something good for the body and the soul.

yoga on the beach with dan nevins

People

St. Augustine Veteran Dan Nevins is Waking a Warrior Spirit

Dan Nevins has overcome unimaginable obstacles, endured unspeakable loss and despair. Now, he motivates and inspires thousands worldwide.

dylan read lifestyle director at shearwater

People, Sponsored Stories

Building Community with Dylan Read of Shearwater

Dylan Read, lifestyle director at Shearwater, works to connect neighbors in order to build a stronger, healthier community.

big pineapple poses in a bar in st augustine

Music, People

A Big Island Vibe with St. Augustine’s Big Pineapple

The transition from rock and roll to Hawaiian music was born out of curiosity, but now Big Pineapple can't get enough of the island sound.

orvando freeman of st johns youth academy

People

Changing Young Lives with Orvando Freeman of St. Johns Youth Academy

A life-altering career change brought Orvando Freeman the opportunity to change the lives of incarcerated juvenile offenders.

James Maynard an intern at the st johns county public library sits with a stack of books

People

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.

crystal and rob timmons of the veteran garden project in st augustine

Living, People

Healing Heroes with St. Augustine’s Veteran Garden Project

Crystal Timmons found peace by sharing her holistic healing process with veterans and families facing post-deployment difficulties.

People

Hugh Do You Know: Stephanie Newman, Founder of the Saint Augustine Girl Gang

Committed to encouraging women and helping them grow, this local beauty expert has started her very own girl gang.

chef marcel vizcarra of llama st augustine

Food, People

A Take on Tradition: Chef Marcel Vizcarra of Llama St. Augustine

Don’t travel to Peru just yet. You can enjoy all the flavor, courtesy of Lima native, Chef Marcel, right here at home.

People

A Sure Sign with Dr. Jeanne Prickett of the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

Having spent her life improving the worlds of deaf and blind students, we are privileged she’s now guiding the students in our city.

People

Leash in Hand with Deputy Melanie Merritt of the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office

You might say that training bloodhounds is in this deputy’s blood, and you can certainly say it is a passion instilled in her heart.

People

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.

Food, People

Daily Grind: John and Julie Jacobson of DOS Coffee

At DOS Coffee, John and Julie Jacobson are mixing science with love to provide St. Augustine with an unforgettable coffee experience.

lee and nanette weaver of st augustine florida

People

Theatre with Purpose: Lee and Nanette Weaver’s One-Person Shows

For the Weavers, entertainment is served better with a helping of social awareness.

congressional gold medal winner lauren eavenson of st augustine florida

People

Going for the Gold with St. Augustine’s Lauren Eavenson

Through hours of work and dogged determination, this local high schooler has become the recipient of a congressional gold medal.

bob schafer of pawsmetics in ponte vedra beach

People

Finding a Paw-fect Solution with Bob Schafer of Pawsmetics

After a lifetime of technical “day jobs,” Bob Schafer finally has the chance to do something “pawsitively” fun.

Arts and Culture, People

Dancing Through Life: Deanna Scott of the Webster School

This dance teacher is showing her students the transformative power of dance.

People

Hugh Do You Know: Dancer and Actress Leah Kaelin

Meet this local 8-year-old who's working hard to bring her talents to the stage and the screen.

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