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  • Put the Monuments Back campaign launched at Ravens vs Jaguars game today


    Kirk Lyons, a spokesman for the not-for-profit organization Save Southern Heritage Inc., informed local Historic City News reporters that prior to the kick-off of today’s football game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Baltimore Ravens, a private airplane towing a banner proclaiming the message, “Put the Monuments Back” will fly over the fans at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville.

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  • Puerto Rican Parade and Festival holds its first celebration in St Augustine


    Nancy Quiñones, the spokesperson for the Puerto Rican Resources Center and Chamber of Commerce in Jacksonville, reported this month’s successful Puerto Rican Parade and Festival in St Augustine. This year’s theme was Bringing the flavor of our Island “La Isla del Encanto”.  The celebration was held at the St Johns County Fairground in Elkton on Saturday, November 19, 2022, and was a free event.

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  • Third Annual Light Up the BEACH Season at the City of St Augustine Beach


    Communications and Events Coordinator for the City of St Augustine Beach, Melinda B. Conlon, informed local Historic City News reporters that the City will celebrate this holiday season with the Third Annual “Light Up the BEACH!” events, kicking off with Beach Art Walk and ending with a New Year’s Eve Fireworks show.

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  • Tonight’s the night you’ve been waiting for Light-Up! Night


    Historic City News subscribers will kick off the holiday season this afternoon, Saturday, November 19, 2022, at 4:00 p.m., in front of St. Augustine City Hall located at 75 King Street with a spirited performance by Showtime USA.  The high-energy song and dance troupe of young people delivers a wide variety of holiday musical favorites.

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  • Honoring the footprint of the Cheyenne and Arapaho warriors at Fort Marion


    Steven Roberts, Director of Interpretation, Education, and Visitor Services for the National Park Service at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument announced the following exciting programs to Historic City News as part of Native American Heritage Month.  On November 16th and 17th, a collection of events will take place to remember and honor the Cheyenne and Arapaho warriors imprisoned at Fort Marion (Castillo de San Marcos) from 1875-1878.

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  • St Johns celebrates 450-years of West African heritage


    On Saturday, December 3, Historic City News subscribers are invited to participate when St Johns County celebrates 450 years of West African influence in the community with the 9th Annual SEA Community Gullah Geechee Heritage Festival, which will take place from noon until 5:00 p.m. at Armstrong Park, 4950 Harvey Avenue in Elkton.

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  • St Augustine’s unique role in Gullah Geechee history


    Renowned worldwide for its unique intersection of diverse cultures and traditions, St Augustine is home to one historical heritage that is now getting the attention it deserves: The Gullah-Geechee.

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  • Lighthouse celebrates 148th birthday with boat launch


    On Saturday, October 15, the St Augustine Lighthouse celebrates the 148th birthday of its initial lighting with the launch of a replica 1760 Royal Navy yawl boat built by the Heritage Boatworks volunteer program.

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  • Local October art exhibits you don’t want to miss


    Looking to get lost in St Augustine’s rich art and culture heritage this fall? There are now a number of ongoing exhibits to explore right here in town.

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  • The best in St Augustine music and entertainment this week


    A number of musical and performing arts events are sure to keep Historic City News subscribers in St Augustine bustling, even as we leave summer behind and enter fall in full force.

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  • City recycling will be back to normal next week


    St Augustine’s Solid Waste Division will once again be collecting residential recycling next Thursday, October 20 or Friday, October 21 after a pause in the service due to the city’s focus on Hurricane Ian-related debris and waste collection.

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