Getting to Know Joe Over Coffee

First Coast.TV caught up with candidate Joe McAnarney, running for District 1 in St Johns County. This is what he had to say.

PAM JAM – a Poem, a Painting and a Song

One of 18 videos that can be viewed on the official PAM Jam website. The website is a hub of information featuring news on how to get involves with future editions of PAM Jam in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra, and how to donate to the PAM Jam cause: financial scholarships for musicians displaced and impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak. https://pam-jam.com/

Loretta Letto, PAM Jam Coordinator: “The vision for PAM Jam is to have poets, artists and musicians collaborate and partner with organizations in their community to inspire artistic expression, provide hope and healing, and help local businesses recover from a worldwide pandemic,” said Coordinator Loretta Leto, “The original focus was on hospitals, schools, and nursing homes, but really any organization that wants to do a PAM Jam should contact us through the website. 

Cindy Wilson, PAM Jam 2020 Artist Coordinator
“For most of the artists, myself included, the artist-poet pairing was our first exposure to a cross-discipline collaboration. The “how” to approach the process was purposely undefined, encouraging each pair to explore uniquely, and has opened new creative pathways for many of the artists. For me, the experience has been profound. I was paired with poet Antonette Libro. Her keen observations and choice of words in her poetry continues to inspire and nudge me into previously unexplored subjects.  I am so grateful to be involved in this project.”

Chris Bodor, PAM Jam 2020 Poetry Coordinator “I am so blessed to be a part of the inaugural PAM Jam.

St Johns County Trump Supporters Meet

St Johns County Trump supporters met to discuss candidates on the ballot for this coming 2020 election.

A Conversation About The Confederate Monument

FCTV sat with St Augustine City Manager John Regan to talk about the process, and difficulties related to the decision and physical movement of this confederate symbol in the middle of La Plaza de la Constitución to its new location.

Trinity Parish Bell Goes on a Journey of Restoration

The bell at the Trinity Parish Episcopal Church has gone on a journey of restoration. It will go to Cincinnati, Ohio and return in December, to be ready to be rang in 2021 when the church celebrates its 200th year anniversary.

Post Office Protest in St Augustine

Citizens of St Augustine had a protest in front of the main post office on the corner of King St and Martin Luther King Ave. They were there to express their dissatisfaction with the issues related to the Post Office voting by mail and the White House.

“I Can’t Breathe” in St Augustine

An “I Can’t Breathe” march took to the streets of St Augustine, FL, this Sunday, taking us back to 1960s marches for equal and civil rights related to a national incident that brings the nation to a wake up call of consciousness, asking for a direction as a society of free people. The march started in Lincolnville and headed to La Plaza de la Constitucion across the cathedral. People spoke and interacted with the crowd, it was peaceful and the crowds thanked the police for their support.

Wonderful time on The Scott Grant Show

First Coast TV had a wonderful time on The Scott Grant Show, where we spoke about many topics, local and national. The show was taped on 5/13/2020.

Introducing “Zalman the Magician”

I met a wonderful Magician named Zalman. He wants to bring his magic here to St Augustine where he lives now. He also wants to start teaching children the art of magic. But watch the video and get to meet him….he’s amazing.

St Augustine – May 2, 2020

After a month and a half of lock down I took another ride around town and beyond to check the new activity in the air, as we go into Phase 1.