A Drum Corps for St Augustine

Our Re-Established Old City Drum Corps was founded in 2018. In 1975 when US Army veteran Master Drum Major George Carroll lead the East Florida Fife & Drum at the start of the First Night Watch Parade, he couldn’t know that one of his students, Sr. Drum Sgt. & C.F.O. Michael S. Thomas would re-establish that group in 2018 to form Old City Drum Corps. As Founder & Chairman Of The Board, Sr. Drum Sgt. Thomas, re-organized Old City Drum Corps (OCDC) and is proud to have trained under George Carroll, honored and excited to share our vision & mission of the New Old City Drum Corps. The professional musicians of Old City Drum Corps recall the days of 16th thru 18th century periods as they parade in uniforms patterned after those worn by the musicians of that time. Every Professional Musician of Old City Drum Corps is Highly skilled with years of training either in military service and or trained under world renown musicians. Many of our musicians are award-winning artists and full-time musicians, They are not re-en actors. The Corps uses century period, handmade rope-tension drums which bring to life the exciting sounds of 16th thru 18th century drumming. Old City Drum Corps consists of local Saint Augustine professional musicians trained in military marching, choreography and time period music. The size of their ensembles can be as small as a two man drumming solo exhibition…and as large as a full 12pc. Fife & Drum Corps with color guard & Drum Major. The Musicians of Old City Drum Corps have been rehearsing diligently so as to debut the Corps this upcoming parade season here in Old Town Saint Augustine. We are currently Booking Parades/Community Events/Education & Special Events, Please contact Booking Agent ; (904) 392-4707 Dedicated to U.S. Army Veteran Master Drum Major George Carroll, the “Original” East Florida Fife & Drum, and First “Night Watch Parade”.

Trump Club Meets at Fountain of Youth

Trump Club American BBQ Picnic happened at the Fountain of Youth on Saturday, July 14th, from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

The Keynote Speaker was Congressman John Rutherford. The event was well attended with probably 175 attendees to the event.

So the beautiful day was full of speakers, BBQ and all about Trump. For the Trump fan a not to miss event. Diane Scheriff stated that more events like these are planned for the year.

 

Honoring Annette Cappella

Gala Luncheon a Big Success!
There were 104 people at Amici’s Restaurant for the luncheon honoring Annette Cappella, former Chair and State Committeewoman of the St. Johns Democratic Party.

The Florida Democratic Party Chair, Terrie Rizzo declared Saturday, July 14, 2018 Annette Cappella Day.

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week 2018

This year’s campaign focuses on increasing community participation in the elimination of breeding sites for Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that transmits dengue, chikungunya, Zika and urban yellow fever. Aedes mosquitoes are well adapted to human settlements and tend to breed in water held in manmade containers, such as tires, buckets, barrels, planters, and trash containers. This is why it is so important to get citizens actively involved in mosquito control. Households in areas where these mosquitos circulate need to ensure that any items that can accumulate water are either discarded or emptied, scrubbed and turned over at least once a week; tightly covered to prevent mosquitos from getting inside; or thoroughly cleaned to destroy any mosquito eggs that may be attached to their surfaces. How much do you really know about mosquitoes? You know they can be relentless once they decide to target a human as a source of a blood meal. You also know that a bite from them will leave a red, itchy welt on your skin that can be quite uncomfortable. But there’s a lot more you should understand about these tiny insects, including the fact they can pose a significant health hazard to you, your family and even your pets. With National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, now is the perfect time to learn some basic, must-know facts about mosquitoes. First Coast.TV went to Anastasia Mosquito Control in St Johns County, FL to get some facts.

SJCC Workshop on “How to Get Your Art in a Gallery”

Learn the best practices of how to get your work into an Art Gallery. There will be three local gallery owners to share this information. Ms. Jan Miller – Butterfield Garage Gallery Ms. Sylvia Gortz – The Gallery Group and Ms. Karen Sheridan – Plum Gallery What is the best way to contact/approach a Gallery? Who is the Key contact person? Do your research to see if the gallery is a good match for your work and level of experience. Does the artist need to develop a relationship with the gallery. What are the galleries submission policies? How do you find it? Bring your questions or come to network. As always, there is no charge for this workshop brought to you by the St. Johns Cultural Council.

Elite Airways Comes to St Augustine NFRA

In a news conference Thursday at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport (NFRA), Elite Airways representative Mike McBride announced that it will start round-trip service directly between St. Augustine and Rochester, Minnesota, starting July 20, 2018 .It marks the first major commercial service announcement since Frontier Airlines pulled out of St. Augustine last year. ViaAir continues to offer service to Charlotte, North Carolina, with continuing service to two stops in West Virginia. The new route for Elite will operate Monday morning and Friday afternoon each week. It is planned as a year-round offering. Elite will fly a CRJ-700 jet with seats for 70 passengers. Although there is no other current agreement with Elite and the local airport, both sides said they were eager to put together more deals in the near future.

Memorial Day in St Augustine 2018

The city’s Memorial Day observance (May 28th, 2018) began at 10 a.m. at the St. Augustine National Cemetery located at 104 Marine Street. Despite the probable chance of rain, the weather was kind and all went as plan. First Coast.TV was there to cover the event.

Vigil for Santa Fe High School Victims in St Augustine

A vigil was held in St Augustine, FL Wednesday, at La Plaza de la Constitucion to remember the victims of Friday’s high school shooting in Santa Fe,Texas. First Coast.TV was there to cover it.

Art of Business / Business of Art – SJCC Workshop

The Business of Art/The Art of Business

Lecture by Gloria Danvers

This workshop is mainly geared toward artists and people wanting to sell their product. Gallery owners and associates, however, in addition to small business owners and people in other areas of sales and marketing would benefit from this fascinating lecture by Gloria Danvers as well. Get ready to become extremely motivated through self-awareness and understanding of the market.

Gloria is a hypnotherapist, motivational speaker, business owner, and artist. She has “been there done that” and is driven to pass her extensive knowledge and experience along to others. In her life, she has owned and managed several businesses and sold her art in galleries, museums, and on major art markets along the east coast of the US. As a compassionate hypnotherapist, Gloria makes it her mission to help people free themselves from self-limiting beliefs and empowers them to make fundamental changes to be able to move into a positive, enriching, and successful direction in life.

Gloria has taught this workshop for quite a few years and loves seeing the aha-moment in faces of attendees. Each seminar is slightly different than the previous one, as she adds and revises things according to current trends. Through guidance toward a greater understanding of the Self, she brings advice on how to sell art, which sales venues and markets to approach, how to price work, and how to find the perfect client. She will also impart valuable expertise on how to shape your own image and teach skills in marketing yourself.

Apart from showing how to reach a greater self-awareness, her most important message is that selling art comes down to the “intimate relationship between the artist and the buyer” … and common sense “business stuff.” Plenty of quality work, market research, and old-fashioned leg-work will eventually create a tipping point and your art business will take off. We highly encourage all to attend this exceptionally inspirational and life-changing workshop! Get ready to create your own world and start writing your own script.

Free Workshop- Sponsored by the St. Johns Cultural Council
Date: Saturday, May 26th, 2018
TIME: 10:30am-12:30
Location: The Gallery Group
Address: 303C Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, FL, 32080

Tracy Sefcik’s 3000+ Miles Journey Across the USA

TRACY SEFCIK, A NAVY VET ARRIVED AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE PIER THURSDAY MORNING, 3 MAY AT 10:30 AM. TRACY HAD A MOTORCYCLE AND POLICE ESCORT AS SHE RODE THE LAST 5 MILES OF HER LONG JOURNEY FROM SAN DIEGO TO ST. AUGUSTINE.

TRACY STARTED HER LONG JOURNEY MORE THAT 2 MONTHS AGO AND TRAVELED 3184 MILES TO RAISE MORE THAN $25000 FOR THE GARY SINISE FOUNDATION.