This year marked the 200th anniversary of Florida becoming a U.S. territory and the official formation of St. Johns County, and celebrations were on Saturday, July 10, 2021. East and West Florida were transferred to the United States from Spanish control two hundred years ago in 1821. Saturday’s events started at 11 a.m. at the Governor’s House Cultural Center and Museum at 48 King St. in downtown St. Augustine. “Living history interpreters were dressed as Spanish and United States Troops, dignitaries and townspeople, as they would have appeared in 1821,”. “Declarations were made from the balcony of Governor’s House, documents were signed, in the courtyard.” At 11:20 a.m., re-enactors and others walked from the Governor’s House to the St. Francis Barracks at the National Guard headquarters at 82 Marine St. The public was invited to join the procession. At 11:45 a.m., the changing of flags ceremony took place at the barracks parade field. The Spanish flag was lowered, and the U.S. flag raised. Muskets and cannons were fired. Among the officials attending were Florida’s Secretary of State Laurel Lee, Spanish Ambassador Santiago Cabanas Ansorena and Consul General of Spain Jaime Lacadena. For longer version go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiL0hk3LjwQ&t=8s
The event Symposium on Saturday July 17 is all about St Johns County’s history and diverse culture since 1821.
The St Augustine Music Festival brought two concerts to the AMP to celebrate June 19th, here are the highlights of those concerts brought to you by First Coast TV.
First Coast.TV caught up with candidate Joe McAnarney, running for District 1 in St Johns County. This is what he had to say.
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.
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.
April 7 COVID19 update from St Johns County, FL brought us the latest news and comments from the public on the national crisis and how it is affecting us here.
The St Johns Cultural Council has an emergency fund for local artists and art organizations, also a concert series for April. Learn more and watch this video. For more info SJCC has a website, a newsletter and a FB page, so check it out.
St Johns County Emergency Meeting to update its residents went down today at 9:00am, so here it is in a nutshell. Stay safe and listen to the experts.
As the days go by and the numbers of infected increase, we wait in place, hoping for the best outcome, slowly mentally and emotionally getting ready for the economic challenge that lays ahead of us as a community and a nation.