Order of La Florida and the Rahners’

 Through their leadership building a thriving theatre community, or by staging productions from the intimate to the grand, ensuring that the performing arts have a place to perform, Tom and Jean Rahner are synonymous with live theatre in St. Augustine, Florida.

The Rahners’ extraordinary contributions to performing arts in the city was  recognized when the St. Augustine City Commission presented its highest award, the Order of La Florida, to the couple on Monday, September 9th at City Hall.

St Augustine; Are You OK?

First Coast.TV on Wednesday at 11am, wandered into the streets of St Augustine, FL to see the effects of hurricane Dorian, who was still affecting the city with winds and rain. At the posting of this story the rain and winds had started up again.

St Augustine a Ghost Town as Dorian Approaches

On Tuesday afternoon First Coast TV biked through St Augustine and took a look at a city that has become a ghost town as it waits for hurricane Dorian. Stay safe.

Sprockets Saves the Day

I own two Sondors electric bikes, shipped from California and one of them had a rear flat tire where the 700 watts motor hub is located. After several days of frustration trying to get the flat fixed, Sprockets Bike Shop in St Augstine, FL came to the rescue. Lets get to know them a bit.

Operation New Hope and the Mandelas Come to St Augustine

St. Augustine branch of Operation New Hope, which officials said will help former prisoners find living-wage employment.
Dr. Makaziwe Mandela, a daughter of late South African leader Nelson Mandela, spoke on Friday next to the future office at the St. Paul Development Center at 83 Washington St., attended by a crowd of visitors and officials who have worked for a couple of years to make the project happen, this event was followed by a reception at the Lightner Museum.
“Without unity — unity as a community, unity as a neighborhood, unity as a society, you can never actually enjoy or experience social justice in this country or anywhere in the world,” she said.
Dr. Mandela and her daughter, Tukwini, were in Northeast Florida as part of Nelson Mandela International Day Jax events. His birthday is celebrated worldwide on July 18.
Based in Jacksonville, Operation New Hope wants to open a St. Augustine branch for its Ready4Work program before the end of the year, said Curtis Hazel, the nonprofit’s community engagement director.
The organization is focused on fighting recidivism by helping people gain the skills they need to get and maintain jobs that will provide good quality of life.

United Way at Art ‘n Motion

United Way had its annual meeting at Art ‘n Motion on July 18th.  The value of the work done by United Way of St. Johns County is greater than you may imagine.  This event was to highlight their driving impact, bridging boundaries, and accelerating advocacy in extraordinary ways. The event was attended by donors, workers and supporters.

July 4th Fireworks in St Augustine

If the crowds, heat or traffic stopped you from coming down to see the July 4th fireworks in St Augustine, do not worry here it is for you to watch from the comfort of home.

Eli Talks About St Johns River Life

David Eli Grimes talks about St Johns River Life. He tells us why and what it is about and where you can engage with his product.

Local Tea Party Supports Republican Teens

On Tuesday the local St Augustine Tea Party had their regular meeting at diner Village Inn on US1. They invited the Republican High School Club to their meeting to discuss an issue over a question on a school test that has created a sort of a backlash. The students were there to explain the whole series of events concerning this issue.

Beyond Parkland

A inter-generational meeting took place at the Galimore Center in St Augustine. The topic was about guns, violence, mental health and schools. Also what measures has St Johns County Schools taken since the incident in Parkland a year ago. See highlights,