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St. Augustine’s Celebrate 450! anniversary celebration will be Sept. 4 to 8 and will include a street and music festival, commemorative re-enactment, procession, Mass, cake-cutting ceremony and more. Every week, The Record will provide readers with updates about planning, logistics and community eff

A new vision for St. Augustine

By SHELDON GARDNER [email protected] Members of St. Augustine’s visioning committee had a big task ahead of them a year and a half ago: Bring together the ideas, desires and goals from the city’s stakeholders and develop a map for the future. On Monday, committee members shared the fru

Plaza de la Constitucion acts as city’s heart

[email protected] BY KIMEKO MCCOY At the heart of the Nation’s Oldest City, sits what has been its core since the 16th century. From the time it was developed, the Plaza de la Constitucion has housed everything from movements of civil rights to lighthearted community entertainment. During

Still no definite plans for 450th celebration

By KIMEKO MCCOY [email protected] A final plan for St. Augustine’s 450th anniversary celebration will not be available for at least two more weeks. St. Augustine Mayor Nancy Shaver raised concerns about the schedule at the Monday City Commission meeting, when officials discussed the statu

African history to be honored during 450th celebration

[email protected] While St. Augustine celebrates its 450th anniversary of continued settlement, one group asks that some of its earliest arrivals not be forgotten. Along with the European, Spanish and Native Americans, some of the earliest documented people to arrive in St. Augustine are