Coast Guard Auxiliary offers boating safety classes

Spring is just around the corner and now is a great time to refresh your boating skills by taking a boating safety class. Florida law requires boat and personal watercraft operators born on or after January 1, 1988 to pass an approved boating safety course and carry photo identification along with their Florida Boating Safety Education Identification Card if they operate any boat or PWC with a 10 hp motor or larger. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary specializes in providing one day boating safety education classes for preparation and testing to obtain your Florida Boating Education Identification Card. You will learn skills from experienced boaters who have a passion for boating safely. Classes are conveniently held in various locations in the Jacksonville area including Mandarin, Arlington, Jacksonville Beach, Fernandina Beach, Green Cove Springs and St. Augustine. Upcoming dates include February 11, 18, and 25.

Writer John Dufresne to Offer Novel-Writing Workshop


Novelist, short story writer and creative writing professor John Dufresne will visit St. Augustine in February for a one-day novel-writing workshop that will help participants prepare a full novel manuscript in six months. The workshop will take place on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Flagler College’s Kenan Hall, Room 300. The workshop is open to writers of all skill levels, though registration is required.

The Fray Comes to St. Aug, Tickets on Sale Feb 3

The Fray Comes to St. Aug, Tickets on Sale Feb 3


The Fray will take the stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday, May 4th as part of a tour in support of their upcoming release, Scars & Stories, in stores on February 7th.

Ancient City Oyster Roast

Ancient City Oyster Roast


Cathedral Parish School is proud to announce the Ancient City All-U-Can-Eat Oyster Roast.

Why accept food stamps at the Lincolnville Farmers’ Market?


The quick answer is that we are in a health crisis.  The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that one in nine adults has diabetes and if current trends continue, one in three will be diabetic by the year 2050.  But there is some good news.  People are waking up to the fact that local produce is better for their health.  In fact, the USDA reports that sales of local foods through farmers’ markets, grocers and restaurants amounted to $4.8 billion in 2008 and is expected to grow to $7 billion in sales for 2011.

MS Awareness Week and Walk MS Coming this Spring


The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, North Florida Chapter announced in November open registration for Walk MS 2012, the rallying point of the MS movement. Walk MS takes place every Spring in several locations in the North Florida area. This year, MS Awareness Week will enhance MS awareness during Walk MS season.