SAB News: November 2015


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SAB News: November 30, 2015


A Royal Art Festival

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Under blue skies with a slight ocean breeze, close to 200 artist set up their tents to show their wares and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St Augustine Art Associations annual Fall Art and Craft Festival. The weather was more than perfect as thousands took to the fair grounds on Francis Field to begin their holiday shopping.


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A Clint Black Christmas Special


Community First Credit Union’s A December To Remember proudly presents Clint Black live in concert on Saturday, December 5 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. This event is FREE with the donation of at least one non-perishable canned food item per person. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. This free, family-friendly event is brought to you in part by the Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.


SAB News: November 23, 2015


Surf Illumination

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Mayor Samuels counts down with the kids. photo: 2015

Time To Light Up The Island

The pier was awash with light as hundreds came out to “Light up the Night” for the annual Surf Illumination. Sponsored by the St Augustine Beach Civic Association, this year’s festivities included food, music and of course a visit by Santa Clause.



Moody Blues To Play St Augustine

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Moody Blues to play St Augustine. photo: contributed

In an endless sea of rock and pop formats, The Moody Blues have distinguished themselves through five decades as that shimmering jewel vindicating rock music as a substantial artistic contribution to Western culture.


 SAB News: November 16, 2015


Honoring Our Veterans


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Celebrating Veterans Day 2015 photo: 2015

On Wednesday, November 11th   Veterans Day, thousands came out to show their support and honor the veterans. All branches of the military were in uniform as they marched through the city in St Augustine’s first Veterans Day Parade held in conjunction with the city’s 450th Anniversary.


Height Limit Workshop Update

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What To Do About Flooding

For close to four hours on Thursday night, SAB City Commissioners and staff learned about, discussed and debated height limits at the beach, specifically how the base flood elevation is calculated and how the habitable space of a building is determined.


SAB News: November 9, 2015


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On Friday, November 20th Gamble Rogers Music welcomes the performing duo from Chicago, Small Potatoes at Lohman Auditorium, Opening for Small Potatoes will be local singer-songwriter Katherine Archer.



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St. Augustine, Fla. (October 15, 2015) – Community First Credit Union and the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division proudly announce the return of Community First Credit Union’s A December To Remember to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. This year’s December To Remember lineup of events features two major concert events that will be free and open to the public – The Blind Boys of Alabama on November 29 and country superstar Clint Black on December 5 – along with the return of the beloved family movie nights, Santa appearances, train rides, and several other family-friendly, community-based holiday festivities. All free, family-friendly events at the Amphitheatre are presented by Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre (FOSAA).



SAB News: November 2, 2015


Spoonbills & Sprockets Ride 2015

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Bike riders enjoy their Sunday morning. photo: 2015

The weather was perfect for the third annual Spoonbills and Sprockets Bike Ride down A1A. Held as a fundraiser for A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway, this years event had over 150 riders. Beginning the ride at Marineland the cyclists had a choice of either a 36, 72 or 100 mile option. Traveling down A1A north to St Augustine, the riders rounded the plaza and headed south back to Marineland. The 72 and 100 mile club traveled further south on A1A to Flagler Beach and beyond.


35 Foot Height Limit Workshop

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Embassy Suites Hotel Rendering

On November 4, 2014, over 64% of St Augustine Beach voters voted to add a 35 foot height limit to the city charter. The citizens worked diligently making sure the language for the charter amendment was specific and to the point. By doing so, it was with the goal of  making sure the charm and aesthetics of St Augustine Beach remained.