Saint Augustine, FL

'There is never a time that there's not a void for the family member who isn't here:' Orange Park woman wants permission to see her brother in prison

ORANGE PARK, Fla. — Florida has the third-largest prison system in the nation with roughly 80,000 inmates across more than 50 prisons. Not all the inmates have family members who visit faithfully, but when one Orange Park grandmother was no longer allowed to visit her brother, she reached out to First Coast News for help.
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Clay County man dies nearly 4 months after crash that burned 93% of his body

A 23-year-old Clay County man died nearly four months after 93% of his body was burned in a fiery four-car crash in Orange Park, according to his family. Following the crash in April, Gavin Conroy was in critical condition at UF Health Shands Burn Unit in Gainesville. His family said that both of his legs and several fingers were amputated and that he went through more than two dozen surgeries.

Jana becomes a mermaid at St. Augustine Aquarium

Recently we went to St. Augustine Aquarium to partake in their Snorkel Adventure, shark painting experience, and explored the grounds. Oh, did we mention that Jana also became a mermaid?. The aquarium has been a labor of love for co-founders Shawn and Kathy as they have been passionate about marine...

Report: Aging Palm Coast population is vulnerable to financial woes

To comply with federal requirements for the Community Development Block Grant program, Palm Coast staff presented a review of city demographics to the City Council on Aug. 9, revealing a Palm Coast that is getting older and in more financial difficulty. An aging population. 13% of all households in Palm...

We won a prize pack from Minorcan Mike's datil hot sauces!

Minorcan Mike makes datil hot sauces, rubs, mustards, and more in St Augustine, Fl. Datil peppers are a St Augustine favorite and they pack a lot of heat with a fruity flavor that has us wanting more. The origins of the St Augustine datil may be mysterious with people claiming the Minorcans brought them over, that they were brought over by Africans, and Cuba as well but wherever it is from it has made a home in St Augustine and is celebrated there for many many years. If you are ever in St Augustine you definitely should check out all the ways datils are used in dining there. If you want to try these delicious items you can find them at <a href=""></a>/ (This is not a sponsored post, we happened to win a contest and wanted to share the experience)
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Dolly Llama Plans Expansion to Ponte Vedra Beach

The Dolly Llama announced Ponte Vedra Beach as the next opening as part of the concept’s current 40-store national expansion plan. This opening marks The Dolly Llama’s entry into the Sunshine State and will be fueled by husband and wife duo Josh and Wendy Popkin. Projected to open within the next month, the shop will be located in the center of the Ponte Vedra beach commercial district at 830 A1A North #16 within the Tournament Plaza.

Jacksonville Beach Kid Activities: Our Favorites!

My parents, sister and my sister’s family live in Jacksonville Beach, Florida and it’s a place we’ve loved visiting for years and years for this very reason. It’s a 6 hour drive from Charlotte (without kids — it’s a 7+ hour drive with kids!) so it’s a manageable drive and one we make often with the boys.