Before the Pilgrims, first Thanksgiving celebrated in St. Augustine
According to historians and archaeologists at the Florida Museum of Natural History: the Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving came more than 50 years after Spanish explorer Pedro Menéndez de Avilés and 800 soldiers, sailors and settlers joined local Native Americans in a feast that followed a Mass of Thanksgiving,
Tasting Tours of St Augustine with Beetlejuice | River City Live
Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Oh no! Saying the name of the iconic Halloween/movie star three times will, according to legend, conjure the mischief maker. That’s what the ladies that own Tasting Tours of St Augustine are counting on for this edition of their guided tours of the Nation’s Oldest City. Eden Kendall took a daytime version of the tour, but if you and your party would like to take the full length (around 3 hours) nighttime tour, reach out to www.thetastingtours.com
Wind fades this evening, cloudy and cool overnight
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The winds FINALLY start to calm down this evening, expect overnight breezes out of the northeast around 10 mph. Under mostly cloudy skies temperatures will sink down into the cool upper 50s. Mostly cloudy skies stick around with a cool northeasterly breeze between 7-12 mph. The rest of the week into the weekend looks quiet, cloudy and warm. Expect morning temperatures in the mid 60s and afternoon highs in the mid 80s.
Clear evening turns chilly, weekend clouds and showers loom
Sunny skies and mild temperatures turn into a chilly and clear night, with overnight lows in the mid 40s. Friday looks sunny and beautiful, with slightly cooler temperatures, topping out in the upper 60s. Friday evening clouds will begin to build, ahead of chances for showers on Saturday. The weekend starts off with clouds and scattered showers are expected. Temperatures will be chilly, only making it into the upper 50s and low 60s.
Candlelight vigil honors young couple killed in double shooting
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – There’s a growing memorial in parking lot of a condo complex where a high school junior and her boyfriend were shot and killed Tuesday night in St. Augustine. The young girl killed in Tuesday nights shooting was a junior at St. Augustine High School. @wjxt4 pic.twitter.com/g08gerkeZj — Kelly Wiley (@KellyWileyNews) October 8, 2020Family members and friends stood silent surrounding the memorial Thursday night during a vigil on what would have been Stein’s birthday. RELATED: 19-year-old charged in St. Augustine double shootingRounsville was just 16 years old. Classmates of Sydnie’s created t-shirts and bracelets to sell to help raise money for Sydnie’s funeral.
Feeling brave? These are the most haunted places in St. Augustine
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – We are less than 30 days away from Halloween, but if you’re adventurous and love a good ghost story, there are haunted places nearby that you can visit 365 days a year. St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States, is known for its history. RELATED: Creepiest places in Florida guaranteed to haunt your dreamsThe Ghosts & Gravestones tour made a list of the most haunted places around town. St. Augustine Lighthouse: The 1874 St. Augustine Lighthouse tower has been featured on "Ghost Hunters" and is known for paranormal activity and spooky tales. (Agustininn)You can hit most of these places in one night with the help of Ghosts & Gravestones tour.
Iconic lion statue at St. Augustine bridge gets repairs
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – One of the marble lions on the Bridge of Lions in St Augustine is getting some repairs on Tuesday. The lion on the north side of the bridge on the bayfront is showing several cracks in its tail. There is a sign warning against climbing on the statues, but that hasn’t stopped the practice. The two lion statues, named “Firm” and “Faithful,” were installed on the bridge in 1927. They were put in storage while the bridge was rebuilt in 2010.
St. Augustine closer to paving historic road for European-style on-street dining
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - The City of St Augustine is moving forward with plans to allow European-style, on-street dining downtown. If the plan moves forward, it would allow:on-street dining, plus pedestrian, and non-motorized trafficalcoholic beverage consumptionset closure times for Cuna StreetThe commissioners voted to table the licensing agreement for now. He has said he will pay 50% of the beautification costs for Cuna Street. While all but one of the citys commissioners voted in favor of the concept, some like Melinda Rakoncay who live near downtown are against the idea. "The people who live here and pay taxes, especially who live downtown, are asking for an end to this nighttime drinking economy that goes on after 10:00.
St. Augustine Beach parking could cost you
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Parking at St. Augustine Beach could soon cost you. The St. Augustine Beach Commission unanimously voted to charge for parking on A1A Beach Boulevard. The goal for St. Augustine is to have pay-to-park systems set up at the pier, as long as the county approves. The commissioners say the parking system is expected to generate around $600,000 in revenue for St. Augustine Beach- before expenses, including hiring parking staff which would be about 100,000. We are really thinking outside of the box and I’m really excited we’re going to have a source of funds so that we can enhance other pedestrian parking services and facilities,” said Undine George, Mayor of St. Augustine Beach.
St. Johns County scraps 'love locks' from bridge walk without warning
A St. Augustine landmark disappeared overnight, leaving locals heartbroken, and scratching their heads. St. Johns County removed the padlocks from the bridge walk, effectively ending the tradition of attaching "love locks" to the bridge. One woman living in Saint Augustine says she is devastated. We are still waiting to find out where the locks went, and if loved ones can receive them. So my boyfriend takes me to St. Augustine to the Lock heart bridge.