Save the Date: St. Augustine America’s Oldest City Turns 450

Aviles St., St. Augustine, Florida - photo taken by Misty Begemann

St. Augustine, Fla. 31, May, 2014—The nation’s oldest city, St. Augustine, Fla. is turning 450 on Sept. 8, 2015, and is hosting events from now until then. For additional information written about St. Augustine and the area please visit St. Augustine, the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the United States, is celebrating 450 years of history. Events are being held from now until the week long celebration, Sept. 4 thru Sept. 12 2015 with culmination on Sept.8, 2015.

Rose Colored Sunglasses Help You See A Brighter Future

Max with web address - photo taken by Misty Begemann

It is no joke that color makes a difference. How color affects our mood, by Rachel Bender highlights how, “color and mood are inextricably linked.” She is further solidifying what I know—Rose Colored Sunglasses are life changing!   The first time you wear a pair of rose colored sunglasses on a grey day, you cannot help but see the world transform. While the unfriendly clouds do not disappear, they become bearable bathed in a pleasant pink hue. I would like

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

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