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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 …

Kyah Rose singer

If Only the Eyes Could See – Kyah Rose

What the Ears Can Hear In mid February 2004, Guy and Candice Palmisano were blessed with a beautiful little baby girl, Kyah Rose, and a whole new world opened up for them. However, when Kyah was four months old, her parents discovered that she was blin …

Guana River Hike

The Real Florida

Reserved for Everyone By Renee Unsworth If it’s the inherent beauty of nature you’re seeking, immerse yourself at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve in South Ponte Vedra Beach. This is the real Florida. Formerly known as Gu …

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 …

Sea Colony Serenity

Sea Colony Serenity: Beach Retreat

The Wallace Residence – St. Augustine Beach | A Surfside Escape By Catherine Calabria Photos by Justin Itnyre Real estate agents know for sure that the old adage, “Location, location, location,” is a real truism. If you are a realtor and can live anywh …

Chicken Kabobs

Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Za’atar, Lemon, Yogurt Tahini Sauce and Vegetables

By Elizabeth (Paige) Muchmore MS, RD, LD/N, Clinical Dietician, Critical Care and Nutrition Support at Flagler Hospital Photos by Tammy Harrow Nothing says, “Happy Father’s Day” like meat over an open flame. By choosing a lean protein and using citrus …

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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 …



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 …


Daddy Day Spa

Over the years, we’ve put Dad through a lot. We’ve caused more than our fair share of gray hair; a few wrinkles; some sleepless nights; and tight shoulders. He deserves a little bit of pampering to help him put those daily worries behind, leave the cell phone in the car, and check the stress at the door.

Canvas and Upholstery Center

Gotcha Covered

Hunt Bowman of the Canvas and Upholstery Center Have a boat that needs canvas restoration, an awning that’s been battered by the elements, or a piece of furniture that needs reupholstering? Look no further than The Canvas and Upholstery Center. Each te …