Opera & Musicals at Grace

Music at Grace presented three fine singers: Lisa Lockhart, Dirk Gavin McCoy and Janet Rabe-Meyer along with accompanist Barb Polomsky, they offered an afternoon of familiar tunes from opera and musical theater repertoire. The program was titled “Carmen to Carousel: Favorite Gems from Opera and Musical Theatre.” This was a free concert. 

Memorial Walls Arrive St Augustine with Escort

The American Legion 5th District of Florida, was one of hundreds in St. Augustine on Sunday afternoon waiting to see the caravan of trailers, motorcyclists and police escorts as it pulled into Elks Lodge 829 on State Road A1A.

The fanfare marked the arrival of the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall which traveled from St. Cloud to Daytona Beach and then St. Augustine over the last few days. The Vietnam Memorial Wall — along with another one dedicated to the fallen soldiers in the War on Terrorism — will be on display for the Veterans Day celebration at Anastasia Baptist Church on Monday.

The traveling memorial, etched with the names of those Americans who sacrificed their lives in combat, is one of several replicas that tour cities like St. Augustine all across the U.S. each year.

Anastasia Baptist Church will open at 9 a.m. Monday to allow visitors to tour both traveling walls in the atrium before the official Veterans Day ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Anastasia Baptist Church is at 1650 State Road A1A in St. Augustine. Admission and parking are free.

Sponsors for the St Augustine Tonight Show

Sponsors for the St Augustine Tonight Show should call now and find their place on a show that will be magnificent, filmed live at the Corazon Cinema & Cafe. Season 4 starts January 7 thru March 31, 13 weeks, 40+ guests and a whole lot of fun.

Travel & Fashion Come to Northeast Florida

Florida Travel Expo 2019 & Fashion Come to World Golf Village.

Over the past 10 years, the Northeast Florida area has experienced great developments in business, population, and sophistication. Many industries have kept pace with this growth, holding large-scale events and moving business operations to the area. However, the travel industry in the region seemed to be missing the evolution. The Florida Travel Expo was created to fill that void. First Coast TV had a chance to sit and talk to the mind behind this Expo, Dorothy Flannery.

Celebrating ACE 2019 at Flagler College

Flagler College’s Adult and Continuing Education Programs provide opportunities for working professionals as well as adult and retired learners alike. Flagler offers three broad categories: Corporate Training and Professional Development, Lifelong Learning, and Test Preparation Center. First Coast.TV had a chance to speak with Director of Adult and Continuing Education and Associate Professor of Business Administration Jorge Herrera about the program present and future.

LIFELONG LEARNING CREATING AN ENGAGING ENVIRONMENT FOR THE ADULT LEARNER The Lifelong Learning program is a place for the St. Augustine and surrounding communities to converge and grow together. We aim to create a dynamic and meaningful environment for adult learners to engage with each other and to continue discovering, creating, and thinking critically about a wide variety of topics that are important in daily life. Our instructors bring incredible talent and experience to our program and look for every opportunity to help improve the wellbeing of our community.

ACADEMIC TEST PREPARATION HELPING STUDENTS AND TEACHERS COMPLETE EXAMS WITH SUCCESS Standardized test scores are a major component of the academic experience at all stages of the journey. We offer test preparation in various formats for exams such as Praxis for teachers, the GRE, GMAT, and LSAT for the graduate school application process, and SAT and ACT courses. The Academic Test Preparation Center is fully equipped to deliver these courses Live On-line to assist students in completing the exams with success.

CORPORATE TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEETING THE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS, LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS AND CORPORATIONS. Our program supports corporations, organizations, and individuals with transformational training opportunities including Continuing Education Units (CEU’s), and Professional Development Units (PDU’s). This program also offers options to support active military, veterans, and military families continue their career development.

Commemorating D Day and Honoring the Veterans

On November 11th, Anastasia Baptist Church will host a D Day & Veterans Day commemoration that will include entertainment by the St. Johns County Chamber Music Chorale from St. Augustine High School, along with the Liberty Express Quartet. The event will feature atrium displays from several nonprofits associated with veterans. Anastasia Baptist Church is located at 1650 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach, FL.
First Coast.TV got a chance to sit with Bill Dudley and Ron Birchall to talk about the upcoming event.

St Augustine Orchestra Does Brahms, Schubert and more..

The St. Augustine Orchestra kicked off its 58th concert season Friday with a selection of pieces that focused on wind instruments and feature brass and woodwind players. The orchestra performed Johannes Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture and Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8. Bruce Broughton’s Tuba Concerto was performed by Jason Harris, and the orchestra played Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto, featuring Andrea Albritton on trumpet. The concert was held at The Lightner Museum/Alcazar Cafe.

St Augustine Blues Fest 2019

St. Benedict the Moor Church in St. Augustine hosts its annual Blues Fest on Friday and Saturday, October 18 and 19, 2019. The festival features some of the best blues performances and best BBQ food in St. Augustine. First Coast.TV was there at the start.

Getting to Know the First Settlers of St Augustine

J. Michael Francis spent nearly a decade combing through thousands of scribbled notes, ship logs and dusty relics to chronicle Florida’s Spanish past. He hoped that one day he could bring that once hazy picture into sharp focus.

For the chair of the Florida Studies program at University of South Florida St. Petersburg, that day was Thursday (3/15/2018), when the website, La Florida: The Interactive Digital Archive of the Americaswas formally unveiled. 

Francis and his team have identified more than 13,000 of Florida’s earliest colonial settlers, representing men and women from the Americas, Africa and Europe. And they weren’t only from Spain — some came from Portugal, Greece, Italy, Holland, Belgium, France, Germany and Croatia.

We catch up with Michael Francis and local historian Scott Grant at the Ponte Vedra Cultural Center giving a presentation on this digital archive and sharing some wonderful information on things found on it.

Three Great Events Coming Your Way

The Hispanic Film Festival, The Day of the Dead Dance and St Augustine Tonight Show Season 4 are all coming your way in 2019 & 2020.