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News: March 30, 2015


Blessing of the Fleet 2015


The dynamics of the Blessing of the Fleet has changed since its inception in 1946. Most of the large shrimp boats have moved and many of the “working boats” of St Augustine are now tour boats and government agency boats that work on the water. Even so, it has not changed the significance of this event and to those who joined in.



Soul On Fire Tour

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Christian Rock Band Third Day with Brandon Heath

Nothing could put out the fire when Third Day with Brandon Heath made a stop in St Augustine at the St Augustine Amphitheatre for their “Soul on Fire Tour.” As the crowd gathered under the canopy, no one was affected by the thunder and lightning as it made a parallel addition to the rumble of the bass and the strobe of the spotlights.


Kickin’ It Old School at the Florida BMX Spring Fling

BMX Old School and New

Retro BMX

Kickin’ it old school was what was happening at the Pier Park on Saturday as BMX bike enthusiastic came out in droves for the Annual Florida BMX Spring Fling. With a display of retro BMX bikes as well as the latest equipment, people came from all over Florida for this annual event.


Meet The Candidates Special Election 2015

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A question and answer was held at Meet the Candidates 2015

The turn out was lean but the passion was strong at the Meet the Candidate event. With hundreds of people watching this live event from the comfort of their living room, information was available thanks to the support of St Augustine Beach Civic Association.


Easter Services On Anastasia Island

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Easter Sunrise Service On The Beach

Easter Sunrise Service will be held April 5th  at the Crescent Beach ramp. Presented by Crescent Beach Baptist Church, the service will begin at 7 a.m. with worship music and a special Easter message. Bring a lawn chair or blankets. The entire family is welcome…even the pets.


News: March 23, 2015


Ignite by the Sea Music Festival Celebrates Christafari

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B-Shoc Ignites the Crowd!

Hundreds of people joined in the celebration at the pier pavilion for the 2015-Ignite by the Sea Music Festival. This Christian centered event was sponsored by Victory Preparatory School, Get the Word Out Ministries, Bess Freeman Photography, Takumi Sullivan and Mulberry Lane Photography.


The St Augustine Record Fair…Spin Out With Tonevendor

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Searching for a treasure!

Vinyl Is Here To Stay The St Augustine Record Fair

Nothing beats the sweet pop of a vinyl record as the needle lands on the spinning disk. Sunday afternoon, the St Augustine Amphitheatre welcomed families with live music, homemade, healthy food and the opportunity to search and find a treasure.


News: March 16, 2015

UNF Sand Volleyball Invitational

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The Pier Park was really “jumpin’ high” with the 4th Annual UNF Sand Volleyball Invitational Tournament. Bringing teams from throughout the Southeast, UNF played host for the second year in a row using our own beach volleyball courts with BEACH 105.5 as the sponsor.


The Changing Beach

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Coquina building to be demolished.

St Augustine Beach is changing, that is apparent. With the two upscale hotels in the process of being built, new businesses opening up and a new subdivision to the West, the SAB City Commission has many difficult decisions to make. One such decision was whether to restore or remove the small coquina building at the pier.


Busy Week of Music Ahead


Sarah McLachlan is coming to the Amphitheatre

The next few weeks will be busy at the St Augustine Amphitheatre. ToneVendor Record Fair will be held on Sunday, March 22nd. This free event is an event for the whole family to enjoy.  Multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan plays on March 25th and  GRAMMY, AMA and GMA Dove Award winning Christian music group Third Day with guest Brandon Heath plays on Thursday, March 26th.


News: March 8, 2015

 Lighthouse Annual 5k Run and Open House

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Runners Pass the St Augustine Lighthouse

Close to 500 runners, of all ages, joined in on the 15 Annual Lighthouse Run and Night Fest. What started as an ideal as a fundraiser for the Junior Service League15 years ago, has grown into a St Augustine tradition.


Take A Ride For The Wild Side Poker Run

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Second Chance plays at the “Take A Ride For The Wild Side” celebration.

As Bike Week begins in North Florida, thousands of bikers are expected to fill our roadways. The state parks of Florida will soon fill up with visitors in campers pulling their bikes behind them. Along with the beautiful weather Florida offers, the scenery can’t be beat and the bikers are filling the streets to enjoy the ride.

This weekend the State Parks of Florida kicked-off the first annual “Take A Ride For  The Wild Side Poker Run.” Over a hundred bikers came from all over to support the state parks with this unique fundraiser. The funds raised will help the seven parks with items that make our state parks comfortable and safe.



John Fogerty Is Coming to St Augustine

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John Fogerty coming to St Augustine.

John Fogerty is a true American treasure, one of popular music’s all-time greatest singers, guitar players, and songwriters. His remarkable career began in his hometown of El Cerrito, California, soon earning massive popular and critical success with the one and only Creedence Clearwater Revival. As leader of CCR, Fogerty forged a distinctive, groundbreaking sound all his own, equal parts blues, country, pop, rockabilly, R&B, swamp boogie, and Southern fried rock ‘n’ roll, all united by his uniquely evocative lyrical perspective.

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News: March 2, 2015

Time To Forget The Past And Look Toward The Future

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St Augustine Beach Chief of Police Robert Hardwick

Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation Grants Accreditation to The St Augustine Beach Police Department

It has been a long process, hard work and mounds of paperwork that finally came together when the St Augustine Beach Police Department was awarded accreditation from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation Agency last week. A well deserved congratulation to St Augustine Beach Chief Robert Hardwick for his dedication and commitment to the St Augustine Beach community.


Listen To The Music At The St Augustine Amphitheatre 2015

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Marshall Tucker Band Plays St Augustine

The Doobie Brothers and Marshall Tucker Band Heat Up The Night

2015  promises to be the year to “Listen to the Music” at the St Augustine Amphitheater. Beginning this year, with a sold out concert, the St Augustine Amphitheatre  welcomed classic rockers The Doobie Brothers and The Marshall Tucker Band. Bringing people of all ages together on a cold night in February, the bands had people dancing, rocking and singing along to some unforgettable tunes presented by the legendary musicians.

The bands seem to wear their age well, a little older and a little grayer, but both bands brought down the house with their jammin’ tunes, proving once again that age is something to celebrate.


A Ride for the Wild Side: FPS Charity ride

– Explore up to seven state parks along this scenic route –

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A Ride For The Wild Side – Cycle for a cause

Take a ride for the wild side in the state parks!

Sunday, March 8th 8am to 5pm

Anastasia, Fort Mose Historic, A Ride for the Wild Side flyer (FINAL)_508 CompliantWashington Oaks Gardens, Bulow Creek, Tomoka, North Peninsula, and De Leon Springs State Parks are hosting a motorcycle charity ride. Bikers will be able to register online at or at any of the parks during the registration window from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

There is no set route. Bikers can go to as many parks of their choosing (min. of 5) as long as they end up at Anastasia by 3 p.m. to turn in their tally sheets. The $20 registration fee will include: one tally sheet, park entrance, food, and chance drawing ticket. Additional poker hands are available for a $10 donation.

Funds raised at this event will be split evenly between each of the parks to support their current projects. Anastasia State Park will be the final stop with food provided by the concessionaire (Island Beach Grill), live music performed by Second Chance, alcoholic beverages for purchase, chance drawing, and games. First, second, and third place prizes will be given out as well as a “worst hand” prize.