St. Augustine

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Starting in the spring, the regional airport in St. Augustine will once again offer direct flights to Philadelphia.

The service is resuming as airlines are taking note of the explosive population growth in St. Johns County.

The Nocatee development in the Northern part of the county is one of the fastest-growing areas of the country, and county spokesman Michael Ryan says airlines are taking note.

“For many years, we did not have any passenger flights out of St. Johns County. We had to travel to Jacksonville, Daytona or Orlando,” he said.

Friday on First Coast Connect, our weekly Media Roundtable with Paula Horvath of the Florida Times-Union, Fred Matthews formerly of the Examiner and Claire Goforth editor at Folio Weekly joined host Melissa Ross in discussing the news of the week. We were also heard from actor, producer and comedian Arsenio Hall, who is performing this weekend at the Comedy Zone. Local actor and producer Jason Woods told us about his his one-man show of A Christmas Carol. and organizer of the 19th annual Greek Festival and Arts and Crafts Fair, Susan Stone, joined us by phone to talk about this weekend’s fair in St. Augustine. 


Kiara Sanchez

After recent damage from Hurricane Matthew, a St. Augustine artist is using her talent to help with relief efforts.

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Northeast Florida residents are getting help cleaning up after Hurricane Matthew from federal relief workers, national guardsmen, local police and city officials.

Help is also coming from national charities like America’s Disaster Relief.

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Update 4:26 p.m. St. Augustine has lifted the boil water notice on Anastasia Island.

Northeast Florida public utilities are in the process of assessing and correcting damage to the region’s infrastructure after Hurricane Matthew.

In addition to lingering power outages and debris-covered roads, officials are also dealing with millions of gallons of toxic sewage.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

As the First Coast continues recovering from Hurricane Matthew, business owners in downtown St. Augustine aren’t sure when things will return to normal.  

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The Nation’s Oldest City is asking residents for feedback as it crafts a plan to guide historical preservation.

St. Augustine is holding its first input session Thursday.

Martha Graham / St. Augustine Public Works

Florida’s capital county, Leon, was among the hardest hit by Friday’s Hurricane Hermine, and the city of St. Augustine was among the communities that heeded its call for help over the Labor Day Weekend.

St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Although the city’s 450th celebration is over, St. Augustine residents can expect another major festivity this fall.

St. Johns County cultural and development groups have unveiled plans for the first Sounds of Summer Celebration.

Allie George / WJCT News

With temperatures in Northeast Florida regularly soaring to the upper nineties during the summer, a blacksmith shop might seem like the last place someone would want to visit.

But that’s precisely what St. Augustine’s Fountain of Youth Archeological Park added to its historical attractions last weekend.

Celebrating July 4 With A Bang

Jun 30, 2016
Jeff Golden,

This is your complete guide to firework displays around Jacksonville.

Celebrate the red, white and blue with family and friends with spectacular shows for a night you won’t soon forget.

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St. Augustine has always been a daytime tourist draw, but in recent years the city’s increasingly becoming a hub for nightlife.

Trolley tours, motorcycles and live music echo through downtown’s narrow streets after dark.

But one person’s night out is another person’s noisy nightmare.

Becky Williams

A St. Augustine Beach billboard critical of Islam is getting quite the response from some First Coast residents.

St. Johns Riverkeeper

The Save the St. Johns River Tour just wrapped up, bringing together people united against the degradation of this natural resource.

Advocates for the St. Johns River traveled 310 miles, from the waterway’s headwaters at Fort Drum to the river mouth at Mayport.

We speak with St. Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman about the trip and what advocates have planned next.

Katie Ride for Life

April is National Donate Life Month, a time to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation.

Flagler College
Flagler College

Flagler College will host a week long seminar that introduces high school students to St. Augustine history. The first ever “Pirates, Protest and Preservation” program will take place June 12 through the June 17.

Funded by a $20,000 grant from the Florida Humanities Council, the seminar seeks to provide students with knowledge about different aspect of humanities.

The residential academic seminar was collectively developed by Flagler College faculty after they noticed  a lack of interest of humanities as a college major.