Google+

Changing of the Guard to Concerts in the Plaza: The Month of June

Changing of the Guard: Saturday Night Nightly changing of the guard in St Augustine, a Spanish military tradition, will be re-enacted at 7pm each Saturday through Sept. 3 in front of the Government House in the Plaza de la Constitution.

Senior Sweethearts! The St. Augustine Historic Inns welcomes you to a month-long special promotion Sunday-Thursday nights. Details at staugustineinns.com

(Jun 5) Concert in the Plaza: Every Thursday Night Concerts in the Downtown Plaza are free of charge and those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Performing from 7-9 p.m. will be Bob & Joline Patterson’s Friends of Mine Band, acoustic folk, blues and ragtime. Info: (904)825-1004.

First Friday ArtWalk (Every Month 2009) – Self-guided walking tour of numerous art galleries 5p-9p (904)829-0065 visit staugustinegalleries.com

(Jun 5-7) King Buster Classic: More than 400 boats participate in the premiere Southern Kingfish competition of the year. St. Augustine Municipal Marina, located at Avenida Menendez and the Bridge of Lions. Info: (904)280-4622. Kingbuster 400

changing-of-guard(Jun 7) Drake’s Raid: Conducted by the Historic Florida Militia, the re-enactment provides an up-close look at what it was like for St. Augustine residents to defend their city against overwhelming odds. The re-enactment will feature a 16th century encampment at the Fountain of Youth on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The encampment, which will be open to the public, will feature military drills and period skill demonstrations. Saturday evening at 8 p.m. the battle will begin with swords, pikes and black powder muskets in the historic Plaza de la Constitucion in downtown St. Augustine. Contact: Brian Bowman (904) 824-9823 Drakes Raid

(Jun 12) Concert in the Plaza: Weekly Concerts in the Downtown Plaza are free of charge and those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Info: (904)825-1004. Concert in the Plaza

(Jun 19) Concert in the Plaza: Weekly Concerts in the Downtown Plaza are free of charge and those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Performing from 7-9 p.m. will be Catch the Groove, Rhythm & Blues Funk. Info: (904)825-1004. Concert in the Plaza

(June 15) Father’s Day Weekend: Treat Dad to a Golf and Romantic B&B Getaway! staugustineinns.com

(Jun 26-28) Greek Landing Day Festival: Sponsored by St. Photios Nat’l. Greek Orthodox Shrine. Celebrate the arrival of the first colony of Greeks in N. America. (904)829-8205 Greek Landing Day Festival

(Jun 26) Concert in the Plaza: Weekly Concerts in the Downtown Plaza are free of charge and those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Performing from 7-9 p.m. will be Ya’Gozo Latin Jazz Band, Contemporary Latin Jazz. Info: (904)825-1004. Concert in the Plaza

Entertainment

Spectacular Disaster Flick Depicts Real-Life Events Surrounding BP Oil Spill

  Deepwater Horizon Film Review by Kam Williams Spectacular Disaster Flick Depicts Real-Life Events Surrounding BP Oil Spill On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, located 41 miles off the coast of Louisiana, exploded when high-pressure methane gas blew out the drill pipe. 11 members of the crew perished in the ensuing fiery inferno which engulfed the platform. The accident also caused the worst oil spill in U.S. … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Books

Richards Rocks!

  Sandra L. Richards The “Rice & Rocks” Interview with Kam Williams Richards Rocks! The American-born daughter of Jamaican immigrant parents, Sandra L. Richards is the author of “Rice & Rocks.” She hopes that her debut picture book will serve as an educational resource for families seeking to teach their children the value of their heritage and the importance of cultural diversity. Sandra completed both her undergraduate and … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

More Than a Score

  ACRONYM TO FOLLOW by Peter Brav   Finally Our Day has come There’s a Day for everything For doughnuts, siblings, eight track tapes Grilled cheese, daughters and sons to work Encouragement, Alzheimer’s Coffee, math, chewing gum Blasphemy, yo-yos And now finally One for us Truly a Day to celebrate National Don’t Shoot An Unarmed Brother Doctor King Not Seeing Progress George Orwell Laughing It Is So About the … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

New Home Sales Jump in April

  New Home Sales Jump in April By Burt Carey Sales of new homes hit their highest rate since 2008 in April, according to the Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau. April sales increased 16.6 percent over March figures, which correlates to a seasonally adjusted rate of 619,000 home sales projected for the year. The median price of those new homes was $321,000, the highest median price ever recorded. That’s up 9.7 percent … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

Richards Rocks!

  Sandra L. Richards The “Rice & Rocks” Interview with Kam Williams Richards Rocks! The American-born daughter of Jamaican immigrant parents, Sandra L. Richards is the author of “Rice & Rocks.” She hopes that her debut picture book will serve as an educational resource for families seeking to teach their children the value of their heritage and the importance of cultural diversity. Sandra completed both her undergraduate and … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

Apex Gear ACCU•STRIKE XS Series Bow Sights

  Apex Gear ACCU•STRIKE XS Series Bow Sights By Brad Fenson As an avid bowhunter, I’m always looking for a sight to not only help me acquire a target accurately and quickly but provide adjustability while being lightweight. It might be a lot to ask for but with a wide array of hunting situations, you have to be selective in your equipment to ensure you are always successful in the long run. The Apex Gear ACCU•STRIKE™ XS was … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

There Are Superheroes Among Us

  There Are Superheroes Among Us by Amy Lignor   This story truly proves that a superhero does not require a cape, tights, or the ability to fly. In a world where all headlines seem to be centered around who shot who, who is being put upon, who’s “getting away with it” – all the way to who is getting divorced and who may or may not be kneeling at NFL games – negative stories seem to be the only ones covered anymore by the media. … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Scholastic Announces Sales of More Than 3.3 Million Copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

  Scholastic Announces Sales of More Than 3.3 Million Copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two New York, NY (August 10, 2016) — Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two script book, the eighth Harry Potter story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne, published in the U.S. and Canada by Scholastic has sold more than 3.3 million copies in North America to date.Scholastic announced a first printing … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

Vacation Time Has Turned “Spooky”

  Vacation Time Has Turned “Spooky” by Amy Lignor   Myths and legends, both spooky and surreal, are becoming the subject of many books and newspaper articles lately. And the location of many, oddly enough, happen to be in the Southwest. It used to be that a nice white sandy beach was the one place we yearned to go on vacation to get away from it all. Now, however, people are searching for places to travel where legends still exist, and … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

Doing Our Part

  Doing Our Part by Amy Lignor   There are books being published as of late – wonderful books telling the stories of amazing wildlife rescues, as well as neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. that have taken on projects to save the wildlife in their own surrounding areas.   We always talk about these “success stories,” yet never actually give information on exactly how these “problems” turned into “victories.” … [Read More its Good for You...]