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Legacy project aims to preserve, protect and perpetuate

By KIMEKO MCCOY St. Augustine is a city with a rich heritage of different cultures all stemming from different parts of the world, but there’s one thing many of them have in common: They came here by boat. Now all these years later, the St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Fo

Festival promotes a more pet-friendly St. Augustine

By KIMEKO MCCOY A little known fact is that the Fountain of Youth Archaeological park is pet-friendly, but the upcoming St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation Festival is looking to step that up a notch. Linda Allen, secretary media director of the foundation, and Si

Giant peace sign formed in Hastings

By CONTRIBUTED More than 125 people gathered Sept. 20 in the Al Wilkie Field in Hastings to celebrate International Day of Peace. The fourth installment of Peace in the Park, the event included games and activities promoting peace and compassion. The event was sponsored by Pie in the Sky, a local gr

Focus on the 450th: Len Weeks is a man of many talents

By KIMEKO MCCOY While some of us may have a hard time wearing the hat of one job, one St. Augustine man has many hats and manages to perform a balancing act while wearing all of them. St. Augustine’s former mayor, Len Weeks, is a father of three, a businessman, a leader

Teen is Oldest City’s youngest ‘soldier’

By KIMEKO MCCOY Looking at Jason Davis Jr., many would see a normal 13-year-old boy complete with tennis shoes, a graphic T-shirt and cargo shorts. In his spare time, he goes bowling, with an average of 160, and plays outside. However, there’s something different about D

Pedro Menendez senior learns more about the Oldest City

By KIMEKO MCCOY It’s common to be a hard worker in the senior year of high school, but Pedro Menendez High School senior Ben Damus gives it a whole new meaning. 450th Youth Ambassador Ben Damus does it all. He is in Pedro Menendez High’s International Baccalaureate Diplo