Romanza Festivale is Coming! Are You Ready?

First Coast.TV sat with Kathy Vandeberg to get the latest scoop on the on coming St Augustine Romanza Festivale of the Arts.
So please join us in Saint Augustine, FL from May 8th through the 17th for a celebration of art and music in the Nation’s oldest city featuring more than 60 events and exhibits by dozens of organizations to kick off St. Augustine’s “anniversary year.” Daily events include music and dance performances, concerts, art shows, fashion show, dramatic productions and much more at locations throughout the city. Many events are free and admission is required for the others.

www.romanzafestivale.com

No Sex Please, We’re British at the Limelight Theatre

No Sex Please We’re British

April 17 – May 10, 2015
Preview: April 16 • Terrific Tuesday: April 21
By Alistair Foot & Anthony Marriott | Farce

A British farce written by Alistair Foot and Anthony Marriott. The fast paced plot revolves around an assistant bank manager, who lives above his bank with his new bride Frances. When Frances innocently sends a mail order off for some Scandinavian glassware, what comes back is Scandinavian pornography. They must decide what to do with the floods of photos, books, films and eventually girls that threaten to engulf this happy couple.

http://www.limelight-theatre.org/

GED Opportunity at First Coast Technical College

First Coast Technical College is offering the opportunity to individuals to obtain their equivalent to a high school diploma (GED or General Education Degree). So if for some reason you did not finish high school and want to increase your opportunities in the work place or in further education, then you can for your GED, and make your future bright.

Derek Hankerson with First Coast.TV sat down with Greg Lulkoski to understand the opportunity and the possibilities.

450 Years of St Augustine in Posters Part 1

First Coast.TV sat down with Warren Clark to talk about the Posters that are everywhere in the city of St Augustine as it continues its 450th celebrations. He talked about the history and stories behind these illustrations.

The posters are beautiful and the history on them pops out with its colors and drawings. This is part 1, so please stay tuned for part 2.

Climate is Our Challenge for the Present and Future

Environmental and Climate Challenge Day was at the Willie Galimore Center in St Augustine yesterday. Many speakers on a number of environmentally sensitive issues and vendors representing Marineland, Whitney Labs, Anastasia Mosquito Control District, and a number of environmental organizations were all there.

Many things I knew and many I did not, so it was truly an educational event for First Coast.TV. It is knowledge that gives power to communities all over the world, and that knowledge always saves lives.

One Spark and Under the Rainbow Ranch

First Coast.TV got to speak to Laura Javens-McConnell of Under the Rainbow Ranch. She articulated her reason for being at One Spark Festival.
Her project targets abused children and veterans.
They provide a positive environment to children of broken and abusive homes by using horses as a source of therapy. Also will integrate the veterans with the children pairing them up to provide a natural bond among the individuals as they work side by side all the while helping each other overcome traumatic events.

www.undertherainbowranch.org

Mr. Ste. Claire and Our Wonderful Tapestry

Dana Ste. Claire spares a bit of his time to explain to First Coast.TV what the Tapestry is all about. We find an incredible variety of rich history, and find out how unique and important is St Augustine’s place in world history.

An Interview with Vanessa Hurst

Author and Compassionate Louisville community builder Vanessa F. Hurst discussed how to live a more aware, compassion-centric life yesterday Wednesday at 7 pm. The event was sponsored by Compassionate St. Augustine and there was no charge to attend. It was held at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church on the corner of M L King Ave and Lovett St., St. Augustine.
Ms. Hurst, the author of “Engaging Compassion Through Intent and Action and the coordinator of Compassionate Louisville’s awareness campaign, holds a graduate degree in natural healing. She uses the metaphor of a bridge while teaching simple techniques for integrating compassion into daily actions.
She believes, “Compassion is a hot commodity. We don’t want to keep it. We want to give it away. But, we get busy. We miss opportunities to share compassion. The connection between our compassionate intent and action is lost. How do we reconnect our intent to our action? By building, sustaining, and walking across our bridge of intent and action.”

She was kind enough to give First Coast.TV an interview after her lecture.

One Spark Festival Jacksonville, FL 2015

St Augustine has a film project at the One Spark Festival that it is trying to fund, among the many projects, in Art, Technology, Music and a lot more. First Cost.TV was there to take the pulse of this major event that started today April 7th. The St Augustine Fort Mose project is #22268.

The One Spark festival is a 5 day event plus a 1 day Speaker Summit in downtown Jacksonville, FL. The festival takes place throughout 20 blocks in downtown Jacksonville, FL this year from April 7 – 12 and is free and open to attend. Creators from six categories ( Art , Education , Health & Science , Music , Social Good and Technology ) showcase their Projects to a crowd of over 250,000 people and experience crowdfunding in-person. Attendees contribute to Creator crowdfunding campaigns and vote to distribute $150,000 of a guaranteed $350,000 in awards at One Spark. Plus, they can enjoy free live entertainment, a food village featuring some of the best chefs and food trucks in the region, Creator music stages and an incredible, jam-packed festival atmosphere.

https://www.onespark.com/festival/2015

St Augustine Easter Parade 2015

The 2015 St Augustine Easter Parade is a decades old parade of horse carriages and hats on Easter Sunday. Included this year was the Adjutant General of the Florida National Guard riding in a Humvee. Featured were floats, drill teams, pirates, clowns, the Easter Bunny, and the Royal Family. The parade began at 3 p.m. at the Old Jail to the Castillo de San Marcos and went on through downtown streets of St. Augustine. The parade lasted about an hour and a half. Even though rain threaten and skies were overcast, the crowds came out in force.