Made St Augustine 2018

Made in St. Augustine was the culmination of all things local. On February 11, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Francis Field, this handcrafted festival celebrated everything made in the nation’s oldest city. This curated event showcased St. Augustine, who creates, crafts, constructs, produces, educates, cooks and bakes. The one-day annual festival featured artisans, builders, chefs, distillers, vintners, farmers, and anyone who “makes” in St. Augustine. Made in St. Augustine® provided attendees the opportunity to sample cuisine and beverages from dozens of local restaurants, supplied visitors a unique shopping opportunity in a market-like atmosphere, educated attendees about the area’s historic and cultural offerings, and supplied aspiring makers instructional opportunities through adult workshops and junior make-and-take stations. Entertainment and fun activities completed the festive environment geared toward the whole family.

Ancient City Cat Club Show 2018 Coming Soon

The Ancient City Cat Club presents its 3rd Annual Cat Show on Saturday and Sunday, February 24 and 25, 2018, at the Solomon Calhoun Community Center. Over 125 pedigreed and household pets will be judged in each of six rings each day. Photography of the cats in the rings is encouraged, and photography of the cats in the benching area is at the discretion of each respective owner. Wags and Whiskers will also be on site with cats and kittens for adoption. First Coast.TV got a chance to speak with Granada Gelin and Micheal Rothfeld about the upcoming cat show.

Lincolnville Museum honors 5 St. Augustine Living Legends

The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center (LMCC) honored five St. Augustine Living Legends for valuable service to their community, during an award ceremony at the Lincolnville Museum on Sunday, January 28 at 2:00pm.
Otis Mason, the 89-year-old former first Black St. Johns County school superintendent and his wife Myrtis will be recognized as leading figures in the promotion of education equality and Black history in St. Augustine. Dr. Dorothy H. Israel, who has enriched St. Augustine with her pioneering contributions in social work. Janie Young Price, the first Black Registered Nurse at Flagler Hospital and an early leader in the fight for paycheck equality. Jimmie Jackson, a badly beaten civil rights activist who became the first Black lineman for Southern Bell in St. Johns County.
All five made enormous contributions to St. Augustine, as much in their chosen careers as through the struggles they fought against racial hatred, workplace inequality, and civil injustice.
First Coast News Anchor Jessica Clark was emcee of the ceremony and luncheon.

Venardos Circus Comes to St Augustine Tonight Show

The St Augustine Tonight Show will have a special edition on January 31st at 2pm, under the tent of the Venardos Circus, all are welcome to be part of the live audience, and get to know Kevin Venardos and his troupe of performers. The tent is located on the parking lot of the St Augustine Amphitheatre. Come and meet this amazing circus.

Venardos Circus Has Landed

On Wednesday January 24th, Venardos Circus opened to the amazement of the many who came opening night. The fun, energy and spectacle filled the Circus tent, not to mention the ooos, the awes and the laughter of the crowd. So from now till February 10th the Circus is in town to amaze and delight all those coming in to the red and white striped tent.

Get your tickets at https://www.venardoscircus.com/buy-tickets

Venardos Circus Gets Ready for St Augustine

The Venardos Circus held it’s first perfomance in 2014 at the L.A. County Fair in Pomona, CA. ​Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos, the show featured a small cast of artists in a kind of Circus-Broadway Musical.

It was just a little Circus, but it had great BIG dreams. In the years since, Venardos Circus has grown into a living example of the power of dreams, and proudly continues the American Circus tradition for a new generation, bringing joy to people everywhere.

This Wednesday, January 24th, they open at the St Augustine Amphitheatre. The troupe presents themselves as a musical showcase of family-oriented performers. The act is a combination of Broadway artistry, acrobatics, dancing, and daredevilry. The performance is 90 minutes with a brief intermission. The entire show takes place inside a traditional circus tent that seats 300 people.

For tickets go to   https://www.venardoscircus.com/buy-tickets

St Augustine Film Festival 2018 – Final Day

St Augustine Film Festival 2018 – Final Day

The St. Augustine Film Festival featured four days of films from multiple countries from January 18 through 21, 2018. International and national independent films were screened during this film festival. Films were screened at three locations downtown: Lewis Auditorium, Gamache-Koger Theater, and Corazon Cinema & Café.

On the final day of the film fesival First Coast.TV got a chance to talk to some of the filmmakers and to those who attended the festival during those four days.. We spoke with Josh Hansbrough (Peace of Heart & Riding the Wave of Autism), and Darisha Beresford and Drew Umland (The Cutlass). We also got a chance to check out the Wrap Party at the Markland House.

St Augustine Film Festival – Filmmakers and Stars

St Augustine Film Festival 2018 – Official Day Two – Filmmakers & Stars

The St. Augustine Film Festival features four days of films from multiple countries from January 18 through 21, 2018. International and national independent films will be screened during this film festival. Films Films are being screened at three locations downtown: Lewis Auditorium, Gamache-Koger Theater, and Corazon Cinema & Café. Film times run from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 18; from 10:45 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, January 19; from 10:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Saturday, January 20, and from 11:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 21.

For a complete schedule of films and where they are being shown, see below. In its 8th year, this intimate 4-day Festival is held in the downtown historic city center, with theaters within walking distance of one another, The CEO and Director of the Film Festival is Gregory von Hausch, who is also responsible for the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, which runs every November. He selects an eclectic group of foreign and independent films from around the world. Films are shown in Lewis Auditorium, and the Gamache-Koger Theater that are part of Flagler College, as well as at all three viewing rooms of The Corazon Cinema and Café.​​

On day three First Coast.TV got a chance to talk to some of the filmmakers and stars behind these film gems. We spoke with Sam Wickey and Kasha Fauscett of “My Amish World”. Krystal Ellsworth and Andrea Chung of “Heartbeats”, and Lorraine Portman of “Falling South”. We also got a chance to check out the cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at The Solarium. For a complete schedule of films and where they are being shown, go to www.StaugFilmFest.com

St Augustine Film Festival 2018 – Official Day One

St Augustine Film Festival 2018 – Official Day One

The St. Augustine Film Festival features four days of films from multiple countries from January 18 through 21, 2018.

International and national independent films will be screened during this film festival.

Films

Films are being screened at three locations downtown: Lewis Auditorium, Gamache-Koger Theater, and Corazon Cinema & Café. See below for addresses for all locations.

Film times run from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 18; from 10:45 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, January 19; from 10:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Saturday, January 20, and from 11:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 21. For a complete schedule of films and where they are being shown, see below.

In its 8th year, this intimate 4-day Festival is held in the downtown historic city center, with theaters within walking distance of one another,  The CEO and Director of the Film Festival is Gregory von Hausch, who is also responsible for the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, which runs every November. He selects an eclectic group of foreign and independent films from around the world. Films are shown in Lewis Auditorium, and the Gamache-Koger Theater that are part of Flagler College, as well as at all three viewing rooms of The Corazon Cinema and Café.​​

On day two First Coast.TV got a chance to ask attendees to the festival about the films they watched. We also got to speak to Ken Webb (Serious Laundry), Josh Hansbrough (Peace of Heart & Riding the Wave of Autism), and Lori Stoll (Heaven’s Floor) all who brought their films to be shown at this festival.

For a complete schedule of films and where they are being shown, go to www.StaugFilmFest.com

St Augustine Film Festival 2018 – Day One

St Augustine Film Festival 2018

Now in its 8th year, this intimate 4-day Festival is held in the downtown historic city center, with theaters within walking distance of one another, and many opportunities in between films to take in such sites. Some of these include the Castillo de San Marco Fort; the beautiful Lightner Museum (where we host one of our galas); a tour of Flagler College, originally a hotel when it was built in the late 1800s, or a trolley tour around the city to see its highlights. And at night, enjoy the Festival of Lights, one of the top-ranked attractions in the US. The CEO and Director of the Film Festival is Gregory von Hausch, who is also responsible for the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, which runs every November. He selects an eclectic group of foreign and independent films from around the world. Films are shown in Lewis Auditorium, and the Gamache-Koger Theater that are part of Flagler College, as well as at all three viewing rooms of The Corazon Cinema and Café.​​

Go to www.StaugFilmFest.com for more info and schedules.