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.

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.