Youth Homelessness Policy & Data: What We Know and What We Don’t Know

Pretreatment Guide for Homeless Outreach

The following excerpt on homelessness among young people comes from Jay S. Levy’s latest book Pretreatment Guide for Homeless Outreach & Housing First: Helping Couples, Youth, and Unaccompanied Adults (Loving Healing Press, 2013). The book provides human service professionals and concerned community members with a pretreatment guide for helping homeless Pretreatment Guide for Homeless Outreach […]

The Blind Boys of Alabama Perform in Ponte Vedra Beach


  Formed in the late 1930s at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in Talladega, the Blind Boys of Alabama has harmonized throughout the turbulent twentieth century and well into the twenty-first: from Jim Crow through Civil Rights and into the Obama era. They have, however, enjoyed some of their biggest and most rousing […]

Animal Communication; Pathways to Understanding


  Have you ever wondered what your animal is thinking? I think most people, pet owners or not, have wondered at one time or another what is going on in the minds and hearts of our animal friends. For Diana Lynn Siderides, animal communicator, there is no mystery because since she can remember, Diana Lynn […]

Carolina Chocolate Drops Performing at Ponde Vedra Concert Hall


  The Carolina Chocolate Drops got their start in 2005, when every Thursday night they would travel to sit in the home of old-time fiddler Joe Thompson for a musical jam session. Joe was in his 80s, a black fiddler with a short bowing style that he inherited from generations of family musicians, passing those […]

Rwandan Reconciliation Documentary Chronicles Feats of Remarkable Female Drumming Troupe


  Sweet Dreams Film Review by Kam Williams   The 1994 Civil War left the beleaguered African nation of Rwanda a bloody mess, both literally and figuratively. Not only had the warring tribes, the Hutus and the Tutsis, hacked each other to death with machetes to the tune of about a million bodies scattered across […]

What"s Happen This Week in St Augustine, October 28 2013


  October 28, 2013 Monday - Sunday : October 28 – November 3 “Gravity” at the IMAX Theater - ”Gravity” is a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space on the biggest screen in Northeast Florida at the IMAX Theater, World Golf Hall of Fame. See the biggest movie of fall staring Sandra Bullock […]

Looking Ahead to the Gluten-Free Worry-Free Holidays

  by Carmen Schwartz It’s only the end of October. The trickers-and-treaters haven’t even rung the doorbell yet, and already the stores are filled with Thanksgiving and Christmas displays that are making people smile.   That’s what the holidays should be for – smiling. No matter what the religion or family tradition, the holidays are […]

Krazy about Keke!

  Keke Palmer The “Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story” Interview with Kam Williams                  Born in Harvey, Illinois on August 26, 1993, Lauren Keyana Palmer has been wowing audiences since the tender age of 9. Keke first received great acclaim when she starred as the title character in the sleeper hit Akeelah and the Bee, […]

For movies opening October 25, 2013

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening October 25, 2013     BIG BUDGET FILMS   Bad Grandpa (R for profanity, crude humor, graphic sexuality, frontal nudity and brief drug use) Stunt comedy featuring hidden cameras and starring Jackass’ Johnny Knoxville as a cantankerous octogenarian […]

Experience America’s Amazing BioPark


  by Carmen Schwartz The idea of a biopark is not an old concept. However, thankfully, it has become one that has caught on in the last decade, with more and more cities and states wanting nothing more than to combine their zoo protecting wildlife with areas that protect vegetation and habitats – huge areas […]