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Luminary Night at the Lighthouse

Luminary Night at the Lighthouse

Thousands will visit the grounds of the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum when the historic Light Station and surrounding neighborhood glistens with the magical glow of thousands of candles during Luminary Night, Wednesday, December 7, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Heart Healthier Holidays:A guide for a heart-healthy holiday season

Heart Healthier Holidays:A guide for a heart-healthy holiday season

Tis the season for big family gatherings! Between holiday parties, late night feasts and traveling, healthy habits can easily go right out the window.  The American Heart Association-Go Red For Women movement encourages everyone to enjoy traditional meals in moderation during this holiday season. Extra calories can quickly convert into additional pounds, which can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Give your family the gift of a healthy heart by using the following tips to help make smarter choices over the holidays.

St. Augustine Lighthouse Unveils Cannon

Archaeologists unveiled two centuries-old cannons, one with a very important inscription, at the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum Friday night “It’s been hidden away for centuries,” said archaeologist Chuck Meide, director of the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Progam (LAMP), as he awaited the unveiling. “It hasn’t been touched for centuries.”

Take a Nights of Lights Scenic Cruise with the Victory III

Take a Nights of Lights Scenic Cruise with the Victory III

On Thursday, December 1, the St. Augustine Lighthouse Guild will set to sea aboard the Victory III at 6:30 pm, and would like you to join them.

The Guild, who raises funds for the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, plan unique trips that allow guests to experience history while having a great time. On the Victory III cruise guests will enjoy spectacular views, including that of the Nights of Lights Festival, light hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, prize drawings, and a cash bar.

To reserve your space for the cruise, or for more information, call Pam at (904) 829-0745. The tour will last approximately two hours; guests will board at 6:30 pm and leave dock at 7 pm. All funds raised will benefit the not-for-profit St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum.

Winn-Dixie Partners with Feeding America to Help Fight Hunger

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. announced it has joined forces with Feeding America to launch the Give a Meal program, which gives Winn-Dixie guests and team members the opportunity to help provide food to nearly 37 million Americans — including more than 14 million children — facing hunger this holiday season. Give a Meal runs through Jan. 3 and is available in all of Winn-Dixie’s 482 stores in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. Every $1 donated during the campaign helps provide eight meals to people in need.

Habitat for Humanity 2011 Gala Night

Habitat for Humanity 2011 Gala Night

Please plan to join Habitat for Humanity at the Annual Holiday Gala for Humanity. This highly anticipated event kicks off the holiday season each year in St. Augustine.

All are invited to attend the ‘Gala for Humanity’ which will be held at the River House on Thursday, December 8th from 6pm – 10pm.

Come out and enjoy the 12 Tastes of Christmas, where your favorite restaurants will be offering food tastings and wine pairings. The Gala festivities will include silent and live auctions, live music, and dancing.

Ticket prices are $55 per person or $100 per couple. Reservations are limited. Please call the Habitat for Humanity office today at 904-826-3252 to reserve your spot.

Thank you for your support!