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Can you imagine St. Augustine without the City Gate? Today, it is a component of the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. In the midst... [Read More]
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The Downton Abbey exhibit at the Lightner Museum has brought a reminder of an earlier age of luxurious living to St. Augustine. That is, luxurious... [Read More]
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Every October it creeps into our town, then quietly goes away only to reappear. No, I'm not referring to Halloween ghouls. The high October tides... [Read More]
A month has passed since Hurricane Irma whipped through our community and a year since Hurricane Matthew did so. Reminders of both storms are still... [Read More]
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Like many of you I lay awake in the early morning hours of Sept. 11 while Hurricane Irma literally stormed her way through our community.... [Read More]
What if your postal address were St. Augustine, Georgia? Or Elkton, Georgia? Or Hastings, Georgia? You get the idea. It certainly could have been so. [Read More]
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What to do about the monument in St. Augustine's plaza? The City Council faced that question 200 years ago about the brand new monument to... [Read More]
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We often see different dates for when St. Augustine (and East Florida) became part of the United States. Depending on what you read, the year... [Read More]
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Two hundred days: We heard about this length of time a lot this week as the current presidential term reached that age. It was a... [Read More]
There are hardly any Spanish colonial landmarks that have survived beyond the city of St. Augustine. One that has, however, is the coquina chimney on... [Read More]
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Bastille Day, or French National Day, received more attention from Americans than usual this year with our participation in the events on Friday. When crowds... [Read More]
What a gathering of heads of state at the G-20 (Group of 20) meetings in Germany right now. Today's fast transportation allows for persons who... [Read More]
Voters in Puerto Rico recently chose overwhelmingly to become a state of the United States. While almost 97 percent of the those voting chose statehood,... [Read More]
On June 6, 1586, lookouts at St. Augustine spotted the fleet of England's Francis Drake off our shore. Messengers from Havana had already arrived to... [Read More]
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