A March for Ocean Justice – St Augustine, FL

The march, organized by the Environmental Youth Council of St Augustine, is part of an effort to urge the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and President Obama to reverse the decision to open the East Coast to seismic blasting and oil drilling.
Floridians of all ages participated in this march this last Saturday, March 7th.

The Joyner’s Honored as the 2015 Community Award Recipient

On March 06, 2015, Caring Hands – Caring Community and BayView Healthcare will host their annual Celebration of Caring Fundraising Luncheon celebrating 95 years of service. The luncheon will be attended by local community leaders, volunteers and extended family of the BayView Healthcare community. “At BayView Healthcare, we believe sharing is caring. This has been our tradition for almost a century. Why? Because caring for the infirmed and promoting healing connects us with the deeper resources of life and meaning, connects us with each other, and connects us with ourselves,” stated Dr. Larry Lake, Executive Director / CEO of BayView Healthcare.
This year Caring Hands – Caring Community is proud to recognize and honor Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Joyner as the 2015 Community Service Award Recipient. Dr. and Mrs. Joyner give generously of their time, talents and resources to make our community a better place. Serving the needs of children through education, both are a bright examples of the spirit of the “Caring Hands – Caring Community” Community Service Award.

Adam Morley and District 24

On April 7th there is a special election in Florida and district 24 is one of the seats up for grabs. First Coast TV was able to meet with Adam Morley and have a candid conversation about his campaign for that seat in the Florida State House of Representatives. He speaks frank and easy on the issues related to district 24.

Menendez Gala Night at the Lightner Museum

The City of Augustine celebrated Pedro Menendez’s birthday with a Gala Night that had the feel of a carnival in Venice. Artists, performers and guests mingled and enjoy an evening of food, drink and music. This event was special for the reason that we had a group of officials from Aviles, Spain, the birth place of Pedro Menendez the founder of St Augustine.

Visit www.staugustine-450.com for more information.

A Gift from the City of Aviles

City officials from St Augustine, FL, and Aviles Spain got together at the Visitor Information Center to receive a gift from Aviles, Spain. The gift is an exact replica of the ship the “San Pelayo”. This was the flagship that brought Pedro Mennedez of Aviles to the coast of Florida, to then establish Saint Augustine, and the rest is history.

Mayor Nancy Shaver of St Augustine, FL, and Mayor Pilar Varela Diaz of Aviles, Spain, were present for this important event. After receiving the gift, the two city mayors signed an Obelisk Art 450 resolution proclaiming that Compassionate St. Augustine and Compassionate Aviles are initiating a joint Obelisk Art 450 public art tribute to the 450th.

The joint project will consist of an artist exchange where a St. Augustine artist will travel to Aviles, Spain to paint one of the city’s obelisks in March.

Sometime this year, Aviles will send an artist to St. Augustine to do the same.

FirstCoast.TV got a chance to have a word with both Mayors about this gift.

For more info go to www.staugustine-450.com or www.compassionstaugustine.org/

David Toscanini Plays the Piano

FirstCoast.Tv got to interview David Toscanini who plays regularly at Centro Piano Bar on King Street in St Augustine. Reporter Adriana Danzilo got to ask him some questions about his playing and his music.

For an event contact David Toscanini at 386-538-1894

David Toscanini Toca el Piano

Adriana Danzilo entrevistó para Primera Costa TV a David Toscanini un artista cuyo arte es el piano. Su historia personal con el piano y sus gustos en la música que toca, fueron algunas de las preguntas hechas al artista.

The Oscars come to St Augustine

The Corazon Cinema & Cafe in St Augustine, FL, organized a lovely gala night for the Oscars, Sunday Feb. 22. They brought out the red carpet, photo shoots, champagne and more. The event was sold out and FirstCoast.TV was there to cover this wonderful celebration of the Oscars. The attendees had a feeling that they were part of the big party in Hollywwod.

Those attending were wondering if they should reserve their seat for next year, since this is the first time, and it was absolutely delightful.

Castillo by Candlelight – Through the Darkness

Castillo by Candlelight
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Through the Darkness

Through the use of interpretive vignettes, exhibits and conversation, visitors learned about some of the major historical figures and events that have defined the African experience in St. Augustine while exploring the Castillo de San Marcos by candlelight.

The attendees where taken from the present St Augustine, to 450 years into the past of African-American history in this area. From Martin Luther King Jr.to the slaves that came south from British colonies in the north to find their freedom in Spanish Florida, the event was a treasure of history and self discovery as a collective of cultures and races.

Compassionate St Augustine

The Corazon Cinema and Cafe in St Augustine, FL was the place of an event related to the Compassionate St Augustine project.

Caren Goldman the Executive Director of Compassionate St Augustine introduced author and speaker Stephanie Cassatly. Stephanie Cassatly went on to share her story of forgiveness with the audience and First Coast.TV was there.

Later she took Q & A from the audience and shared some thoughts on Desmond Tutu remarks on revenge and forgiveness.