Sunday, April 23, 2017

Where History Lives Slideshow

Where History Lives: The Government House has seen years of history If the walls of St. Augustine’s Government House could talk they would tell you about the Menorcan refugees who crossed its path looking for...

Catholic Church gets first-class relic

A relic dating back to 430 A.D. isn’t something that’s easy to acquire. So when the Diocese of St. Augustine was loaned a first-class relic of St. Augustine of Hippo late last month, it was...

DuPont family history traces back to sixteenth century

Family history is much like a seed. It starts with a person planted in a particular spot and soon enough, it becomes deeply rooted in its community, connecting to things around it and creating a...

450 years of history bound into an easy read

St. Augustine’s 450 years of history can now be purchased in a 255-page hardbound book. Developed out of the 450th Commemoration Department Office, “A Story of Unbroken History & Enduring Spirit” is a limited-edition book...

Bridge of Lions remains community highlight

By KIMEKO MCCOY [email protected] Unlike most cities, St. Augustine’s skyline isn’t full of glimmering lights and buildings stretching up to 1,000 feet tall. St. Augustine’s skyline, in its simplicity, starts with a graceful 1,574-foot bridge that connects...

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...
Remember When: Florida Normal and Collegiate Institute football team of 1926

Remember When: Florida Normal and Collegiate Institute football team of 1926

Florida Normal and Collegiate Institute, now Florida Memorial University, football team of 1926 sits for a photo. When the school began, it was aided by the American Baptist Home Mission Society and located in...
Susan Parker: St. Augustine, Cuba ties go back many years

Susan Parker: St. Augustine, Cuba ties go back many years

The potential of a changing relationship with Cuba has been big news. St. Augustine is the U.S. city that has the oldest relationship with Cuba — since our town’s very beginning. It was the arrival...
Remember When: Christmas parade 1958

Remember When: Christmas parade 1958

This photo from the St. Augustine Christmas Parade on Nov. 29, 1958, shows a large, lively crowd. Look closely at the faces lining the street? Were you there watching the parade or even one...
St. Augustine tradionally celebrates Grand Illumination and British Night Watch

St. Augustine tradionally celebrates Grand Illumination and British Night Watch

By KIMEKO MCCOY [email protected] Before the Nights of Lights brought millions of people to St. Augustine and before the celebration become known nationwide, the oldest city had a different celebration. It’s been said that Christmas in St....

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