The San Marco Fine Art Festival 2019

The San Marco Fine Art Festival took place Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, under a beautiful warm sunny day. Many people enjoyed the art and artists at San Marco Square. First Coast TV got a chance to interact with the artists and the energy they brought to San Marco Square.

Nights of Lights 2019

The 26th Annual Nights of Lights dazzles the city as some three million lights adorn every corner of the historic district for two months. Watch how the city of St Augustine flips the switch two times, first to light the enormous Christmas tree and then a second time to light the City of St Augustine. This award-winning holiday lights display runs from November 23, 2019, to February 2, 2020, in historic St. Augustine. During the seasonal display, businesses downtown stay open later, letting you dine in view of the lights and browse the shops of the decorated buildings.

Surprise Visit by the NAO Santa Maria

On Nov. 22 in the middle of the night the NAO Santa Maria , an exact replica of Christopher Columbus ship, made a stop in St Augustine to refuel and full the food pantry. It will stay here until Monday Nov 25 and then head out to the Caribbean. First Coast.TV got a chance to speak with Angel Peinado (Project Manager).

Veterans Day 2019 in St Augustine

Leading up to Veterans Day, the 46-foot long Traveling Vietnam Wall made its way from St. Cloud with an escort of motorcycle riding veterans. It arrive at the Elks Lodge 829 on Nov. 10 and was erected at the Anastasia Baptist Church atrium on Monday. Doors to the church opened at 9 a.m. where the Traveling Vietnam Wall and the 24-foot long War on Terrorism Wall were on view along with dozens of displays presented by regional veterans groups. At 11 a.m., the program in the church started with the posting of the flag by St. Augustine Sea Cadets Color Guard, and followed with music by the St. Augustine High School Arts Ensemble Singers and St. Johns County Center for the Arts Chamber Singers, led by Jeff Dodd and the the Liberty Express Quartet.The keynote speaker was Judge Howard McGillin, COL USA (Retired).

Puerto Rican Exhibition in Jacksonville 2019

Arlene Ortiz brought an exhibition of artifacts from Puerto Rico that included everything from antique irons to old French Contracts related to the railroad locomotives in the island. The exhibition is a true time capsule display of the social, economic, cultural, and political history of the island of enchantment. also Elia Vivoni spoke with First Coast TV on the French Connection with the island.This exhibition was on Nov 16 at Havana Jax in Jacksonville.

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.