Flagler’s A.C.E. Celebrates

The 3rd annual celebration for Flagler College Adult & Continuing Education Program at the Markland House in St Augustine.
Flagler College’s Adult and Continuing Education Program is designed to provide working professionals corporate training and development opportunities, and adult and retired learners opportunities to engage in intellectually stimulating, meaningful, and interesting activities.Lifelong Learning courses are non-degree seeking, inexpensive, interesting, and stimulating, and typically meet for 90 minutes, once a week for six weeks. Our purpose is to create an engaging, dynamic and meaningful environment for the adult learner. Adult learners want to continue discovering, creating and thinking critically about a wide variety of topics that are important in their daily lives. These topics may range from historical preservation to foreign languages; from how to write one’s life story to how to use an iPad.

Remember to Vote and Know Your Ballot

A message from the St Johns Supervisor of Elections Vicky Oakes about the oncoming election of November 6, 2018.

By Popular Demand “Portrait of an Artist”

People keep asking me (Jorge Rivera) about wanting to see the short documentary I put together about the artist (painter) Harry McCormick filmed here in NE Florida and NYC titled “PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST”. Many people were not able to attend the first showing of it at the Corazon Cinema & Cafe in mid August. As you all probably know Harry McCormick is a world renowned artist, and St Augustine was lucky enough to have an exhibition of his art (July 3 – September 20) at St Johns County Administration Building. His art was also being displayed at The Vault 1930 Art Gallery in Jacksonville. So here it is, please enjoy.

Conversation with Dianya about the Sing Out Loud Festival 2018

St. Augustine’s Sing Out Loud Music Festival, the largest free music festival in St. Johns County, returns for three weekends in September 2018. With hundreds of musical acts over four weekends at multiple venues, including the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, and Colonial Oak Music Park, the third annual Sing Out Loud Festival promises to be one of the most exciting and eclectic presentations of musical performances and one of the most significant festivals in northeast Florida. First Coast.TV got a chance to speak with Dianya Markovits about the Festival that starts tomorrow September 1st 2018.

Harry McCormick Art Exhibition Opens in St Augustine

World-renowned artist Harry McCormick is displaying his artwork all summer at the St. Johns County Administrative Building’s Rotunda. There will be a grand opening on July 17 from 8:15-9 a.m. The New Jersey native is noted for his realistic paintings with a focus on light and shadow, and he has been called a painter of “interiors” and “genre”‘ – such as ordinary people doing ordinary things like a series of people looking at paintings in museums and galleries. There is no admission charge, and the public is welcome during normal business hours on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.. Though the official grand opening is July 17th, his work can be seen as of July 3rd at the rotunda.

SJCC Free Biz & Accounting Workshop for Artists

St Johns Cultural Council is offering a free Business and Accounting Workshop for Artists and Arts Organizations of all Genres.

Saturday, January 6th 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

St. Johns County Public Library Main Branch

1960 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd., St. Augustine 32084

Topics that will be covered:

Do I need to form an entity (corporation, LLC, partnership).

What kinds of expenses can I deduct on my tax return for my business?

How would I keep up with all of this financial stuff during the year?

Are there any free apps or other tools that I can use?

What kind of taxes/returns am I responsible for? …..and much more.

St. Johns County Residents form Solar Cooperative

St. Johns County residents have banded together to form a solar co-op to make it cheaper and easier for homeowners and organizations to install solar panels, which can produce major savings on power bills. St. Johns Solar Co-op just went online five days ago. There are now more than 30 members, enough to begin the process to select a solar installation company for the co-op.

St. John’s Solar Cooperative is sponsored by Compassionate St. Augustine’s Environmental Rights initiative in partnership with FL Sun and the Florida League of Women Voters.

FL SUN expands access to solar by educating Florida residents about the benefits of distributed solar energy, helping them organize group solar installations, and strengthening Florida’s solar policies and its community of solar supporters. The latest move to expand the use of solar power in the Sunshine State builds on one year of the program with ten co-ops launched already across the state.

The group will host multiple information sessions to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.

The first session is scheduled for:

August 15, 2017, 7:30-8:30p.m.

Willie Galimore Community Center

399 Riberia Street,
St. Augustine, FL 32084