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Renewal on Riberia
Tuesday June 10, 2014 @ 2:11 pm

Renewal on Riberia

American Ingenuity Shines at St. Augustine Distillery

By Nancy Moreland

A city that’s nearly 450 years old can’t help but have character. Year after year, St. Augustine beguiles visitors with its history and sense of place.  St. Augustine Distillery , a newcomer on the Old City scene, radiates a depth of character that usually takes generations to acquire. The evocative ambiance is what Ryan Dettra and Philip McDaniel envisioned for their craft distillery. Craft distilling was catching on everywhere else, why not Florida? After three years of planning, research and working with distillery experts and community investors, their vision took shape.

Repurposing Florida’s Oldest Ice Plant



Some Enchanted Evening
Wednesday May 28, 2014 @ 9:34 am

Some Enchanted Evening

Colonial Quarter Conjures Cultural Magic with Downtown Bazaar

By Nancy Moreland

It’s the last Saturday night of the month and what are your options? You could lower your IQ watching reality TV. Or, if you're in St. Augustine, Florida, you could experience cultural magic at the Downtown Bazaar in the Colonial Quarter.

Located in the center of St. Augustine’s historic district at 33 St. George Street, the Colonial Quarter was revamped in 2012 by Pat Croce, who also created the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum<



The Journey Toward Equality
Friday May 16, 2014 @ 10:44 pm

The Journey Toward Equality

Exhibit Chronicles St. Augustine's African-American History

By Nancy Moreland


For generations, the St. Augustine story focused on Spaniards. With the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act in 2014, attention is shifting to the integral role of African-Americans in the city’s narrative. St. Augustine has always been known as a city of “firsts.” The same holds true for African-American history. Now through July 15th, the St Augustine Visitors Information Center is helping visitors and residents gain a deeper understanding of this remarkable story.

The Center’s current exhibit, Read More>>



The Beauty of a Beach Vacation
Wednesday May 14, 2014 @ 10:12 am

The Beauty of a Beach Vacation

Spend a Hassle-free Holiday at La Fiesta

By Nancy Moreland


If you’ve always heard, “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey,” you haven’t stayed at La Fiesta Ocean Inn and Suites.

“People arrive here planning to see and do everything in St. Augustine. Then they check in and they don’t want to leave Anastasia Island,” said Rich O’Brien, owner of La Fiesta. Stroll around the property and you'll understand. Who could ignore the siren song of the beach, a short walk from the Inn? There's also a sparkling, solar-heated pool and 2.5 lushly landscaped acres to relax in.

Even the Inn’s A1A location lends itself to a hassle-free holiday. Shops, rest





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