Flagler’s ACE Program Celebrates Its First Anniversary

Flagler College’s Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) program celebrated its first birthday Tuesday night, with approximately 150 people — mostly former students in the program’s Lifelong Learning seminars — turning out to mingle with their classmates at the college’s historic Markland House. Over the past year, hundreds of St. Augustine residents have enjoyed talks about Vladimir Putin, workshops on painting and lessons in belly dancing, among others. The numbers, from the program’s inception to now, have soared. In the fall of 2015, seven courses were offered for Lifelong Learning’s first term. Now there are between 20 to 25.

Unique offerings, from “Unlocking the Creative Mind” to “The Hollywood Soundtrack: the 1930s and 1940s,” have drawn participants to the program. Its goal, according to Director Dr. Jorge Herrera, is focused on strengthening community relationships.  “The program is about keeping the community engaged with the college, finding out what people want to learn and providing those educational opportunities,” he said. In addition to short, inexpensive Lifelong Learning courses, the program offers corporate training and development, as well as a test preparation center.

First Coast.TV spoke with Dr. Jorge Herrera about the ACE program.

Sykes and Cooper Farms Corn Maze

This award-winning, nine-acre maze is sure to get your family pumped up for fall – there’s even a Spookley the Square Pumpkin maze for the kids. Located on SR 207 in Elkton, Sykes and Cooper Farms features a nine-acre corn maze, hayrides, playground and farm animals to see and meet. Hours are 5-10 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Check out  www.sycofarms.com  for more details. They got one more weekend. First Coast TV had some real fun.

Conversation with Mayor 12 Days after Hurricane

First Coast.TV sat briefly with Mayor Nancy Shaver 12 days after the hurricane, and talked debris, tourism and mosquitoes.

Hurricane Relief Concert at Center for Spiritual Living

The 1st Annual Octoberfest this last Sunday, Oct. 16th turned into the Hurricane Matthew Relief at the Center For Spiritual Living, in St. Augustine. Admission was a food or fund donation to go directly to the St. Johns Food Pantry. Everything collected was donated! It was a night of great music and great friends! The musicians were outstanding and brought all those happy feet to the dance floor. Shirley Williams-Collins was there for First Coast.TV to release her camera magic on the crowd.

A Conversation with Two Police Chiefs

St Augustine Police Chief Loran Lueders is retiring Nov.30th 2016 and Assistant Chief Barry Fox is stepping into that position on Dec.1st 2016, First Coast TV felt the urge to talk to them both while they were still serving our community of St Augustine, and this is what they had to say.

The House that Tree Missed and the Cleanup

First Coast.TV went by a house that dodged a monster tree and from there on to neighborhoods cleaning up, like Lincolnville & Davis Shores. The spirit among those doing the cleanup is high, and grateful to be alive and hopeful for the future.

What Happened to Sweet Vilano?

First Coast.TV headed to Vilano Beach to see the effect of hurricane Mathew on this lovely beach community. What we saw was heartbreaking.

The Morning After Hurricane Matthew

First Coast.TV survived  Hurricane Mathhew in the city of St Augustine, as so did many others who decided to stay in the city and ride the storm. But many left the city to find refuge with friends, family, and to city shelters. The morning after the hurricane First Coast.TV went down San Marcos Ave from the North City section to the historical center of St Augustine and this is what we found.

Are You Ready? Matthew is Coming!

First Coast.TV cruised the streets of St Augustine before hurricane Matthew hits. Are you gone or ready?

Mayor Shaver’s Hurricane Message

St Augustine Mayor Nancy Shaver delivers a message on First Coast.TV to residents of St Augustine to prepare for the possible hurricane. Listen to the warnings and take safety precautions. the threat is REAL.

Wheather will get worse as storm nears our coast.