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Congratulations to Tammy  and Andrew Harrow of Riberia Street for having their beautifully landscaped front yard recognized by the St Augustine Beautification Committee.  The Harrows moved to their downtown home in the spring of 2011 and went to work on their own beautification projects right away...
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More Than a Filling: Pie-maker/philanthropist Malea Guiriba doles out hope, peace and community assistance one slice at a time

Some tables inside the W.E. Harris Community Center in Hastings are piled with boxes of potatoes, bananas, tomatoes, peppers and onions. Others are filled with deli meat, pastries and canned goods — even tempeh, tofu, organic yogurt and brie. In all, the tables hold 4,000 pounds of food — a comp...
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Condolences: We recently lost two great talents in the art community.  Gail Pflaster, Ed. D. passed away in early May.  She spent forty years in the academic world as a teacher and become passionately involved in the arts community in the late 90s.  A member or patron of many St Augustine arts...
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Poll: Florida voters prefer St. Augustine

Chances are if you’re registered to vote in Florida, you like St. Augustine. At least that’s what one poll shows. Public Policy Polling randomly sampled 642 registered voters in Florida in an automated telephone survey that asked whether they thought favorably of 10 major cities in the sta...
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For fourteen years, St. Augustine artist and musician Thomas Glover White worked toward his vision of a building community Sculpture Garden. In 2009, the St. Augustine Beach City Commission set aside land for the permanent installation of the St. Augustine Sculpture Garden and committed to the light...
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Website: St. Augustine is one of nation’s best spots for historic preservation

St. Augustine is a great place to be a historic structure, according to one website. National website named St. Augustine as one of the country’s top spots for historic preservation. City Commissioner Nancy Sikes-Kline, who is also a member of the Citizens for the Preservation...
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The First Annual Fundraising Gala to benefit the students of St Augustine Public Montessori School will be held Thursday, May 31, 2012.   There will be a silent and live auction by Great Expectations. Live music by Baroka with DJ Andy Calvert of High Fidelity.  Tickets are available at $75/person....
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Important news: For those of you who had been planning to pick up a beautiful orchid or two for Mother’s Day while supporting the annual Orchids for Hospice event on May 12, this event has sadly been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. This beautiful and important event will be back in 2013...
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Alcazar Hotel Swimming Pool St Augustine, FL

Henry Flagler’s other hotel, the Alcazar Hotel (now the Lightner Museum and St. Augustine City Hall), once had what was touted in the 19th century as the world’s largest indoor swimming pool. The pool, which was in the semi-subterranean ground floor, was 120 feet long by 50 feet wide, with a de...
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Suzanne Strock Fine Art

Happy 2nd Anniversary to our talented friends and artists at the Aviles Street Gallery. This past Sunday this happy event was celebrated by the artists and their patrons and downtown painter, Suzanne Strock and watercolorist, Zachary Havas, were welcomed as the newest members of the gallery. Be sure...
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