Community Spirit

Community Empowerment Series hosts Michele Borba

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- St. Johns County is hosting celebrity parenting experts to speak on topics designd to empower St. Johns County to be one of the best in Florida.

Florida Power & Light energizes classrooms with zany, new educational school show

Florida Power & Light energizes classrooms with zany, new educational school show

The fast-paced educational school show, “Men in Plaid: The Kilowatt Connection,” is energizing classrooms throughout Florida Power & Light Company's service territory. The program, featuring an incredible cast of characters, is available free of charge to teachers who are looking to enrich their science curricula for the 2012-13 school year.

Project underway to bring battlefield soil to St. Augustine parade field

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Although it’s tough to find a spot of ground in the nation’s oldest city that isn’t “of historical significance,” a field of grass in front of the Florida National Guard headquarters might soon be just a bit “more” historic.

Volunteers Needed At Habitat


Whether you’re an individual who might like to swing a hammer, help out in the Habitat office, volunteer at a special event or on a committee, Habitat for Humanity can use you!

Lift Up Lincolnville Committee Needs Support


Last fall, Habitat for Humanity and the St. Johns Housing Partnership successfully kicked off their Lift Up Lincolnville campaign.  Now, they’re asking for the community’s support to continue their efforts.

$2 million in grants to benefit Florida homeless shelters


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins announced more than $2 million in grants that will benefit community homeless shelters throughout the state.

Velo Fest Celebrates Life of Bryan Wrigley

Velo Fest Celebrates Life of Bryan Wrigley

Velo Fest: Movement of the People is the kick off the second year for Velo Fest Community Initiative.

The festival which is April 13 and 14, 2012 will showcase a community of bikes parade at 5:30pm starting at the parking garage, riding through the historic district in St Augustine FL, ending at Flagler College with a free educational event. Saturday morning at 7am spectators can watch professional cyclists race through the old streets in the Old City Criterium commentated by international triathlete  and resident, Dirk Bockel. Finally, Wrigley Ride, a memorial ride for Bryan Wrigley, will begin and end at the St Augustine Amphitheatre  at 2pm while taking riders past his memorial ghost bike. Bryan’s mother Mandy will be on the route to hand out flowers for riders to drop at the site of his death on CR- 214. Everyone is then invited to music, food and fun until 8pm at the St Augustine Amphitheatre. SweetWater Brewery is on tap with the sounds of The Red River Band, Son of a Bad Man, and Flagship Romance. We encourage everyone to watch, ride, or race to any of the events to show their support. More information on where to register and schedule can be found at