14th Annual Saint Augustine Senior/Retirement Expo Oct 23

The 14th Annual Saint Augustine Senior/Retirement Expo will be held on Saturday, October 23rd at Ponce de Leon Mall.

Retirement is on a lot of baby boomer’s minds lately & Saint Augustine is rolling out the “red carpet” for the 50+ age group looking to decide on a location to retire. Saint Augustine offers the sun, beaches, dozens of golf courses, “the oldest City in the United States” - which was established in 1565, shopping malls, historic sites, and tourist attractions such as: the formidable fort- Castillo de San Marcos overlooking the water just outside the city gates, the San Sebastian Winery, the World Golf Hall of Fame at the World Golf Village, the Lightner Museum, the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse in the USA, the St. Augustine Lighthouse, the Alligator Farm, the legendary Ponce de Leon Fountain of Youth, a trolley tour of Old City for an intriguing look at the country’s first permanent European settlement and the oddities of the Ripley’s Believe it Not Museum.

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13th Annual Greek Festival Friday, Oct. 8 – Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010

Everyone can be Greek for the weekend at the 13th Annual Greek Festival hosted by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. 

Enjoy a delicious assortment of Greek foods, pastries and beverages along with nonstop entertainment performed by the Hellenic Band and traditional Greek dances led by the Nisiotes Dance Troup.  

There's even an Angora (Greek market)and Bakaliko (Greek grocery). 

Location: Francis Field

Directions: Located behind St. Augustine Downtown Historic Parking Facility

Hours: 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on  

Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday

St. John's County Superintendent Town Hall Meetings

The Superintendent is conducting a series of town hall meetings hosted by various School Board members during the next six weeks.

Yacht Gets Hung Up on St. Augustine Sandbar

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- An 88-foot yacht that got hung up on a sandbar near the St. Augustine Inlet is now at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina.

According to Towboat U.S. Captain Derrick Dolph, the large boat was trying to head into the inlet, but turned south too soon and got stuck.

There were 6-foot breaking waves near where the boat got caught, Dolph described, and it took a few hours to rescue the vessel, which began communication with Towboat U. S. at about 5:15 p. m. Thursday.

The propeller of the boat was damaged.

The boat's name is Inspiration, but at this point Dolph was unsure where it came from and how many people were aboard. 

 

 

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SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular

Halloween meets the sea during SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular, featuring an underwater "fantasea" where children can trick-or-treat, meet amazing sea creatures, catch silly and spooky shows and help Sesame Street's Abby Cadabby through an amazing adventure to find her magic wand.

SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular takes place October 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, and 29-31. The daytime event begins at 12 p.m., leaving the littlest of trick-or-treaters wide-eyed for the fun-filled activities.  Visit SeaWorldSpooktacular.com for more details. 

Haunt Nights: Northeast Florida’s Newest Haunted Attraction at the Adventure Landing Jax Beach

Adventure Landing has announced that they will be hosting a multi-day haunted event called HAUNT NIGHTS.  Haunt Nights is Northeast Florida’s newest haunted attraction and will debut at the Adventure Landing’s Jacksonville Beach location on Friday, October 9th.  Haunt Nights will continue on select dates through October 31.  A complete operating schedule is available by clicking this link:  http://www.hauntnights.com/schedule.html.

Haunt Nights features two unique attractions:

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Youth Art Contest

Hubbard House announced September 20th the launch of its first-ever Domestic Violence Awareness Month Youth Art Contest in an effort to raise awareness about domestic violence among youth.

The contest, open to youth ages 5-12 living in Northeast Florida, runs from Sept. 20 through Oct. 21 and highlights Hubbard House’s newest prevention program WAVE (Working Against Violence Every day, Everywhere, Every time). The program teaches youth healthy relationship skills before abuse occurs, how to identify and prevent bullying and helps them gain a better understanding of how violence affects their lives.