I got on my bike and took a ride in the area and spoke with small businesses that need support. They are open and need your business.
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St. Johns County held a press conference at 4 p.m. today March 24th, in the Emergency Operations Center, 100 EOC Drive, St. Augustine, to discuss St. Johns County’s response to COVID-19. The conference included a question-and-answer session with representatives from St. Johns County, Florida Department of Health, St. Johns County Emergency Management. Representatives from other agencies, including the City of St. Augustine, the City of St. Augustine Beach, St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, and emergency medical services were also be present.
As musicians hit hard times with all the cancellations till May and probably beyond, Toes in the Sand Recording Studio came up with an idea to support our local musicians. First Coast.TV went to the recording studio to get the details on what we call St Augustine Musicians Fund Project.
Went through town on my bike feeling the vibe of the city as the pandemic crisis grips the nation day by day.
Tomorrow Friday the St Augustine Distillery starts to distribute a hand sanitizer in the community, made right here at the distillery. First Coast.TV went to the St Augustine Distillery to talk to General Manager Matt Stephens in order to get more details and sample the product.
A great show on March 10th, with guests, soprano Lisa Lockhart, UNF Jazz teachers and greats JB Scott and Danny Gottlieb, St Augustine Commissioner John Valdez, comic Emily Penkala and musical guests UNF JE1 Jazz Combo. An unforgettable evening where Jazz was king.
A packed house got to meet our guests, three times Emmy winner Bernadette Rivell, photographer extraordinaire Razvan Balotescu, radio host and producer Jessica Carlo, SJCC executive director Christina Parrish, musical guest Heather Craig and comic relief by Lauren Bressette. Wow!
The place was busting out its seams as show 8 (Feb. 25) brought us General Manager of OTT Dave Chatterton, artist Mario della Penta, Fire Chief Carlos Aviles and musical guests SUMA!. Slider with artist Anna Miller.
The Ancient City Cat Club presented its 5th Annual All-breed Cat and Household Pets Cat Show on Saturday and Sunday, February 22 and 23, 2020, at the Solomon Calhoun Community Center. Over 150 pedigreed and household cats and kittens were judged in each of six rings each day. Spectators were welcomed to walk through the benching area and talk to the owners of the cats. Photography of the cats in the rings was encouraged, and photography of the cats in the benching area was at the discretion of each respective owner. In addition to vendors selling cat-related items, there were a fundraising raffle and lunch and breakfast options each day. Judging took place six times a day. A local animal rescue were on site both days.
Amy Hendrickson was the guest host of the St Augustine Tonight Show (Feb. 18). Her guests were Sam Shin (Cellist), Bill Parker (Producer/Toes in the Sand Studios)), Mal Jones (Hip-Hop/ Folk Lyricist) and musical guest Dewey Via. A wonderful show indeed.