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Birth of a Bourbon

Birth of a Bourbon

By Kara Pound Photos by Mark Cubbedge When St. Augustine Distillery co-founders Philip McDaniel and Mike Diaz set out to make the first bourbon to be put into barrel in the State of Florida since Prohibition, they weren’t quite sure what to expect. Thi …

Fountain of Youth Spring

Youth Springs Eternal

Living History in the Nation’s Oldest City By Kara Pound Current Photos by Tammy Harrow Historical Photos courtesy of the Fountain of Youth/John Fraser For thousands of years, civilization has narrated the story of the Fountain of Youth. A magical spri …

FASHIONS BY ERIN HEALY DESIGNS

MODA Alcazar: St. Augustine Fashion Week

Fashions by Lydia Anne. Models (L to R): Susanna Nelson, Kristin Nagel, Emily Rojas. Hair and Makeup: Britney Shore, Bardot Beauty Bar The Lightner Museum September 14-16, 2016 Lightner Museum Fashion Photos by Dawn Wallace, Daybreak Photo Co. Fashions …


Marty Balin Music

The Impact of a Lifetime

Marty Balin’s Many Incarnations By Susan Johnson He grew up in the projects of Richmond, California, just outside of San Francisco, and can’t remember a time when he wasn’t singing or dancing or making music of some kind. “I was always singing. When my …

Beach Haven Heaven

Beach Haven Heaven

The new-ish subdivision located halfway between St. Augustine Beach and Flagler Beach and halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal is aptly named Beach Haven; serving as both a haven and home for one of its first residents, David and Jua …

Making Craft Beer

Age Old Question: What Is Beer?

By Lura Readle Scarpitti Photos by Tammy Harrow According to the Miriam Webster Dictionary, beer is defined as “an alcoholic beverage usually made from malted cereal grain (barley), flavored with hops, and brewed by slow fermentation.” Pretty cut and d …


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Fiesta de Aviles

Fiesta de Aviles October 7-9

St Augustine’s favorite annual street party! Please note, the street will be closed to Traffic Friday evening and Saturday from 11am-6pm for the safety of our guests. The Fiesta takes place from Friday through Sunday, October 7-9 2016, on Avilés Stree …

MODA Alcazar

Lightner Museum | Alcazar | The Venue

The Good Ol’ Days | A Bit of Perspective Written by Elizabeth Graham Photos Courtesy of the Lightner Museum Ask anyone involved with STAFW MODA Alcazar and they will immediately tell you how fitting it is that the event landed at the Lightner Museum th …

St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival

Don’t Miss: St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival

Everything starts at Noon on Thursday, September 8th with the Fresh Starts Kick-Off Luncheon, hosted by First Coast Technical College, 2080 Collins Ave. This four-course feast is prepared by the culinary students of the Fresh Starts program, an initiat …

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FINANCIAL “BACK TO SCHOOL” READING LIST

By Alan Bratic, CFP® Financial Advisor It’s that fun time of the year again when most K-12 kids are starting school. From time to time, I am asked to give a recommendation for a good book(s) to read on the topic of investments and/or general financial …

Smoked Duck BBQ Sliders

Smoked Duck and Peach BBQ Sliders on Brioche

Duck is a delicious and nutritious alternative to pork, chicken, or turkey. Because ducks fly, unlike their landlocked poultry cousins, chicken and turkey, they are all dark meat. It is the increase in blood-flow, through exercise, that causes dark mea …

Sing Out Loud Festival

Don’t Miss the Sing Out Loud Festival

A St. Augustine Celebration of Music Austin, Texas has “South by Southwest” and now St. Augustine has South by Southeast, or what the St. Johns County Cultural Division is calling the “Sing Out Loud Festival.” Over the past few years, the Sing Out Loud …

4th of July Fireworks

A Decade of Wordsmithing: Cup O’ Joe

(Safer than Blacksmithing) By Joseph Boles OCL hopes everyone had a great July 4th holiday! Ten years ago when Yvette Monell asked if I would write a “From Our Mayor” column in the new “society” magazine she had started up for the St. Augustine area, I …

The Springs Eternal Project Education Outreach

Spring Survival: Conservation is Critical

Commentary and Photos by John Moran Editor’s Note: As you’ve seen, Florida’s natural springs are true treasures for everyone in our state to enjoy. With that enjoyment comes responsibility. To that end, University of Florida professor Lesley Gamble cre …

ThompsonBaker Agency

ThompsonBaker Agency

A History of Excellence By Robert Waldner Photos by Tammy Harrow The year 1925 has a special place on the timeline of St. Augustine’s illustrious history. Construction began on the Bridge of Lions, the U.S. was in the midst of a real estate boom, and t …

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

Nicole, Lilly and Robert Nettles along with Manager Blair Hall of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Giving Sweets By Robert Waldner Photo by Justin Itnyre Many locals feel that part of St. Augustine’s appeal is its tightly-knit community of privately-owned b …