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Harvest of Hope Presents Chris Wollard with “Reason in My Rhyme”

SOP’s Battle of the Bands featuring Chris Wollard with “Reason in My Rhyme” Chris Wollard never lets down with his musical endeavors and by hell if his first-ever solo album isn`t confusing the heavens out of me. Is this the same Chris Wollard of Hot Water Music, The Blacktop Cadence and Rumbleseat fame? No matter, […]

Dollar Bill’s Corner: Ghosts in St. Augustine

February 9, 2009 ST. AUGUSTINE – Oh yeah!  There are ghosts in St. Augustine!  Just ask, for instance, the people who work at Harry’s Restaurant on San Marco.  They will tell you all about the upstairs resident who has appeared and disappeared for years.  But she doesn’t leave to go back to Ohio, Iowa, or […]

Jacksonville Florida Band “Something Distant” with Vocalist/Songwriter Jeff Congo

Judyth Piazza chats with Jeff Congo from Something Distant Something Distant was formed by vocalist/songwriter Jeff Congo. His career got started in Boston fronting the band “Last Week`s Lies.” Guided by his drive for musical chemistry, he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. It wasn`t long before he met local singer/songwriter/producer Lu Rubino (Story Side B, Monkey […]

Dollar Bill’s Corner: 30 Can Gary

February 5, 2009 – Down in Miami, a friend of mine, known as 30 Can Gary for the amount of beer he drank every day, decided that times were getting tougher – work was nonexistent even for a cement finisher – and it was time to steal beer. He did. For a long time. For […]

Dollar Bill’s Corner: Horses, Holes and Cowboys

1/31/09 – Sometimes people are just like material things: they’re around for a while and then they go. Sometimes they come back, but sometimes it’s the wrong time to return to those “days of yesteryear” because – for the right reasons – you’ve moved onward and upward. This is one of those stories. Return with […]

Dollar Bill’s Corner: Critters

Friday January 30, 2009 St. Augustine, FL After a sleepless, wet night I realized my cat had a toy in my bed. In Miami, the local critters visited every night but they never brought playthings to me. When I slept they would lick my hands for the salt crusted on my skin from spending much […]

South Florida’s Best-Kept Secrets

Sebastian Florida is gradually being discovered by vacationers as one of South Florida’s best-kept secrets. It is located just 12 miles north of Vero Beach and 18 miles South of Melbourne. Sebastian and its laid-back lifestyle is located amidst unspoiled subtropical vegetation and miles of rivers and beaches. Sebastian is becoming the Atlantic’s newest vacationer’s […]

Introducing: Dollar Bill’s Corner

A new feature has been added to StAugNews.com: Dollar Bill’s Corner.  This column is written from the perspective of an especially articulate  homeless man living on the streets of St. Augustine.  – Scott Bufis (Executive Editor) Hello and welcome everybody to what promises to be an enjoyable, entertaining and educational experience for all of us!  […]

Drunken Ghosts in a Hearse?

Hello Jonas, First off, tell me about the “Haunted Hearse Ghost Tour” and how it began? The premier tour was Friday, October 8th 2004. On the tour that very night was a man that had stayed at the St. Francis Inn and told us about how in Elizabeth`s suite he had been attacked by a […]

Kimberly Raiser Following Her Passion for Adventure

Judyth Piazza chats with Kimberly Raiser Kimberly Raiser has led an interesting life so far. Her writings started with lots and lots of poetry. It wasn`t until Kimberly turned thirty that she decided to actually attempt to get published. Of course, it is rare that money can be made from being a published poet, and […]