After hurricane Irma cancels the first of three weekends of Sing Out Loud Festival. Here are the highlights of that 2nd weekend which was so needed after the devastation of hurricane Irma. The city of St Augustine came back to life with music sweet music..
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The second season of the St Augustine Tonight Show was to start Sept. 20th at the Lightner Museum when hurricane Irma struck Florida. The impact to St Augustine was substantial and for that reason the season will start Sept 27th at the Lightner Museum.
The city of St Augustine is in clean up mode after hurricane Irma. First Coast.TV went to see the damage and the efforts to recover.
First Coast.TV got a moment to talk to the Mayor of St Augustine Nancy Shaver about the potential danger of hurricane Irma as it approaches the state of Florida, less than a year since the devastation of hurricane Matthew.
Hurricane Irma threatens Florida for this coming weekend, and so for safety concerns the first weekend of the planned three weekend festival has been cancelled. First Coast.TV had a chance to speak with Ryan Murphy about the fate of the festival.
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St Augustine citizens came to St Paul AME Church to have an orderly forum concerning the fate of some confederate monuments in public spaces. The event was hosted by Rev. Ron Rawls and people spoke against and for the these symbols of the confederacy.
To see the entire forum of 1 hour and 13minutes go to :
On Saturday August 12th the Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center had a tribute to American jazz musician and singer-songwriter Billie Holiday, the house was packed to a sold out crowd. Carole Freeman shared her stories and sung interpretations of Billie Holiday, filling the room with the artistic spirit of one of America’s greats.
Convocation of Seminole War Historians in St. Augustine
was organized by the Seminole Wars Foundation, this event was a gathering of organizations and individuals throughout Florida interested in the Seminole War era. On Friday at 5 p.m., there was a social at the St. Augustine Officers Club at the St. Francis Barracks, 82 Marine St. On Saturday and Sunday there were workshops and lectures presented each day by some of the foremost experts on the Seminole Wars in Florida at the St. Augustine Officers Club, Trinity Hall at the Trinity Episcopal Parish, 215 St. George St., Ringhaver Student Union Theater at Flagler College, 50 Seville St., and Mark Lance National Guard Armory, 190 San Marco Ave. Also on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., there was a parade featuring more than 40 re-enactors followed by a commemoration ceremony of the 1842 funeral of Major Francis Dade at the St. Augustine National Cemetery, 104 Marine St. Public was welcomed.
St. Johns County residents have banded together to form a solar co-op to make it cheaper and easier for homeowners and organizations to install solar panels, which can produce major savings on power bills. St. Johns Solar Co-op just went online five days ago. There are now more than 30 members, enough to begin the process to select a solar installation company for the co-op.
St. John’s Solar Cooperative is sponsored by Compassionate St. Augustine’s Environmental Rights initiative in partnership with FL Sun and the Florida League of Women Voters.
FL SUN expands access to solar by educating Florida residents about the benefits of distributed solar energy, helping them organize group solar installations, and strengthening Florida’s solar policies and its community of solar supporters. The latest move to expand the use of solar power in the Sunshine State builds on one year of the program with ten co-ops launched already across the state.
The group will host multiple information sessions to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.
The first session is scheduled for:
August 15, 2017, 7:30-8:30p.m.
Willie Galimore Community Center
399 Riberia Street,
St. Augustine, FL 32084