Archives for June 2009

Whetstone Coming to King Street

You know that empty bulding at 149 King St. where the Cooper Tires store used to be?  Henry Whetstone, Jr. is attempting to purchase the space for the new Whetstone candy factory. Whetstone is applying for a “use by exception” from the city, meaning “a use that would not be appropriate generally through the zoning […]

Pres.’s Weekly Address: Clean Energy & New Jobs

WASHINGTON – In his weekly address, President Barack Obama praised the House of Representatives for passing the energy bill on Friday evening. This historic piece of legislation will not just lessen our dependence on foreign oil, but also spark a clean energy transformation in our economy that will create millions of new American jobs that […]


WHO: CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN ROCK ARTIST THIRD DAY featuring Glory Revealed WHAT: Multi-platinum-selling rock band Third Day has played to millions of fans in numerous sold-out arenas around the world. It’s garnered 25 No. 1 singles across multiple formats—not to mention armloads of Grammy and Dove Awards. Influence by southern rock greats like Lynyrd Skynyrd and […]

St. Augustine: Top Ten Places to Live in 2009

Sharing the list with great American cities like Austin, Durham, Auburn, and Albuquerque, St. Augustine currently appears on the U.S. News and World Report top ten Best Places to Live 2009. Report writer Luke Mullins highlights the charming St. Augustine aspects of “a highly educated workforce,” “world-class golfing,” and the “refreshing Atlantic breeze,” along with […]

Is Capitalism Dying or On the Cusp of Something New?

With the president’s new proposal, the Consumer Financial Protection Agency, placing more restrictions on business as well as the continuous bailouts received by so many businesses, it’s time to ask ourselves: where is capitalism going? Is it dying? Is our notion of this particular economic system which we have clung to so dearly merely in […]

Pres.’s Weekly Address 6/20/09: Proposing Consumer Financial Protection Agency

WASHINGTON – In his weekly address, President Barack Obama explained the necessity of his proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency.  It is clear that one of the major causes of the current economic crisis was a breakdown of oversight leading to widespread abuses in the financial world.  The Consumer Financial Protection Agency will have the sole […]

St. Augustine’s Judyth Piazza aka “The Italian Oprah” Appears with Clint Eastwood and Ted Kennedy…

  By Chase Von, author, poet, publisher I have been many things in my life. A US Marine, a soldier and air traffic controller in the US Army, a human service assistant in a mental facility, a correctional officer and in my younger days, even a newspaper deliverer and that`s just mentioning a few of the things […]

Music at the Basilica: St. Augustine’s 3rd Annual Music Festival Begins

“It’s easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.” J.S. Bach When it comes to music and time, there is no better time and place than June 21st at 3 p.m. at the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Augustine, […]

June is the “Month of Romance” in Antigua

Lucky Couple Celebrates Celebrity Destination Wedding at The Inn Antigua, West Indies – June is the “Month of Romance” in Antigua – also known as the Heart of the Caribbean – and one starry-eyed couple from Atlanta exchanged their wedding vows with a luxurious celebrity destination wedding held among the beautiful woodlands and natural white-sand […]

Take a Cruise on The Black Raven Pirate Ship

For an evening of stories of past pirate attacks along with magic, mystery, sing a longs and mayhem.