Keeping Families Off The Streets in St. Augustine

Street in St.Augustine, Florida photo taken by Misty Begemann

Brittany Cubbedge works at the Emergency Services and Homeless Coalition of St. Johns County, Incorporated in the Transitional Housing Program. Cubbedge who came from a non-traditional home herself understands the needs of the families she works with on multiple levels. With the rate of homeless families on the rise in St. Johns County, Cubbedge is instrumental in helping to keep families together and shelteres.  She explained that in order for a family to become a part of the E.S.H.C Transitional Housing

Tolomato Cemetery In St. Augustine Welcomes Visitors

Brooke Radaker, Volunteer at the Tolomato Cemetery in St. Augustine, Florida Photo taken by Misty Begemann

The Tolomato Cemetery in St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest planned cemetery in the state and open to the public the third Saturday of the month at this time.  Entrance to the cemetery is free but donations are accepted for the upkeep. Brooke Radaker, a local St. Augustine resident who gives tours at the Tolomato Cemetery, enjoys taking the time to volunteer, “I think the best part is the diversity–it launches you into so many different directions. Its amazing who

St. Augustine Celtic Music and Heritage Festival

little guy at the St. Augustine Celtic Music and Heritage Festival in St. Augustine, Florida. photo taken by Misty Begemann

The 4th annual St. Augustine Celtic Music and Heritage Festival, this past weekend drew a crowd to Francis Field in St. Augustine, Florida.  The three-day event was packed with activities and events. Music filled the air as families wandered through the many vendors in attendance.  The St. Patrick’s Day parade was held on Saturday.  Scottish Armature Highland Games held on Saturday and Sunday.                                  

St. Augustine Exhibit Showcases 450 Years of Black History

Bell Tower, St. Augustine, Florida - photo taken by Misty Begemann

Journey: 450 Years of the African American Experience, an event in St. Augustine, Fla., is open to the public for exploration from now until July, 15 2014.  The Journey came together with the help of local and national organizations, and begins in the Visitors Information Center where you begin and obtain your passport. This event is held in conjunction with the 450th birthday celebration in St. Augustine.                   “It really is amazing

Submariners Families Experience Extreme Military Separations

Scott, Paige, and Emory Fenton - photo taken by Misty Begemann

The families of our military men and women are always a focal point of Americans and the media.  As of December 2013, the Department of Defense reports that there are 1,369,532 active duty personnel in military service and subsequently there are 1,369,532 families who live without their loved ones at home on any given day.   Scott Fenton, Paige Fenton and Emory Fenton are one of the families who live with military separation.  The Fenton’s were married four years ago

St. Augustine Invites Everyone To Explore

Ponce De Leon spire and palm tree, St. Augustine, Fl Photo taken by Misty Begemann

It is hard to believe that a city half way across the country can make me feel like I did when I was a little girl at home.   The comfortable cozy feeling of belonging happens ever time I drive into St. Augustine. The eclectic, costal town is jam packed with history and adventure waiting to be explored. I have the pleasure of helping St. Augustine extend an invitation, so that you too might experience the magic that I have

Volunteer And Be A Part Of St. Augustine’s Birthday Celebration

Photo taken by Misty Begemann

  Carl Gill, volunteer coordinator for St. Augustine’s 450 birthday celebration, took the time to explain why individuals should lend their time to the community.  During the next two years there will be plenty of opportunity to help showcase America’s oldest continually occupied European settlement. In a related article on the website, St. Augustine To Get Birthday Makeover for 450th, there are highlights of the cosmetic changes that are being planned for the “old town” portion of the city. While

Homeless Travel Through St. Augustine

Photo taken by Misty Begemann

  Megan Lampe and Jim Melson came to St. Augustine, Fla because another homeless traveler told them it was a great destination.  Arriving here with their faithful dog, Willabee by their sides they came to the oldest city in an old red van they had procured somewhere in Mo.   An article in the Tampa Bay Times highlights public service announcements for Fla. prepared by undergraduates at the Art Institute of Tampa.  The ads show the positive side of the

Sailors Navigate Historic Ships To St Augustine

photo taken by Misty Begemann

People can visit two historic replicas of Magellan’s ships that were used to sail around the world in 1519. The ships are now docked in St. Augustine, Fla.  where they can be seen at the marina. In order to go aboard tickets must be purchased.   An adult can visit both of the ships for $20.00.   The ships have been around since 2006 when they made their first voyage.  I found the information that was written by Barclay Crawford in

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