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St. Gerard Welcomes the Child with December Fashion Show Fundraiser

St. Gerard is planning their annual fundraiser which supports the general operations of the Maternity Home and High School in St Augustine. This event is crucial to its financial well-being and...

 
 By Ric Lehman    Community    October 1, 2017 

Trickle Down... -or- Irma Comes Knocking...

As I write this, we are all in the midst of recovery from Hurricane Irma. She left quite a mess in her wake that we were all left to clean up. Here at Haven Horse Ranch we had our share of damage. We...

 

Ximenez-Fatio House to host fundraiser with "Gilded Age Afternoon Tea" on Nov. 5

The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum will host a special event and fundraiser with a Gilded Age Afternoon Tea on Sunday, Nov. 5. Gates open at 1:30 pm and the program runs from 2 pm until 4 pm in the histor...

 

Resiliency and Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

In a relationship characterized by intimate partner violence or domestic violence, a pattern of behavior exists where one person may use verbal, emotional, physical, financial, or sexual abuse to...

 

St. Gerard Volunteers: On a Mission

Many people are busy with work and home for most of their adult life, but then the children grow up and leave home or there is a relocation or retirement, and then the demands of both home and work...

 

Artwork Raises Money For Local Charities

Over the past year and a half, Art 4 Charities, a Ponte Vedra based company that partners with nonprofits helped raise funds for numerous local charities and organizations. Those nonprofits include Al...

 

Limelight Board Member Lorna MacDonald Awarded 2017 Gus Craig Award

Limelight Board Member Lorna MacDonald, owner of Raintree Restaurant, has been awarded the 20th Annual Gus Craig Award by the The Salvation Army of Saint Augustine. Lorna is a community volunteer and...

 

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop

Our workshops are designed primarily for women; however, it is an excellent opportunity for anyone 18 years of age or older to learn the outdoor skills usually associated with hunting and fishing,...

 

Jr. ROWITA Fellowship Awards and Fundraiser

The St. Johns Cultural Council "Bought the House" for the Friday, May 12th performance of I Ought to be in Pictures at the Limelight Theatre. Money raised through the benefit will go to support the...

 

St. Gerard: There's Lots Happening Behind That Fence

St. Gerard Campus – that little building with the big fence - has free programs available for local new moms or those young ladies who just found out they are pregnant. The Pregnancy Center...

 
 By Joan Whitson    Community    June 1, 2017

Early Learning Coalition Presents New Preschool Arts Program

The Early Learning Coalition of North Florida (ELC) has initiated a new "Meet the Masters" art program for four year olds. The program provides engaging art curriculum for the children to learn about...

 

Rodeheaver Foundation Receives Rotary Funds

Krista Purcell, Director of Development with Rodeheaver Foundation, accepted a $19,818.00 grant award from District 6970 Rotary Foundation for a project to modernize a learning lab at Rodeheaver...

 

Kid's Fishing Clinic in Palm Coast

Kids' Fishing Clinics are one-day educational events established by the Outreach and Education section of the Division of Marine Fisheries Management, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...

 
 By Ric Lehman    Community    June 1, 2017

In an Instant

I've spent most of my adult life working with people with Special Needs. You see, I founded and run Haven Horse Ranch. We work with people with Autism, MS, MD, Cerebral Palsy, Down's Syndrome,...

 

What's Happening at the COA

AARP Smart Driver Improvement Course The Council on Aging and AARP will be sponsoring a class for mature drivers (55 and over). A driver improvement course can help senior drivers keep driving...

 

The Face of Jesus

Dear Friends of St. Gerard Campus and Defenders of the Unborn, Recently, something wonderful and so unexpected happened here at St. Gerard Campus and I would like to share the story. Shortly after...

 

elc hosts week of early literacy featuring dr seuss

Every year, the Early Learning coalition of North Florida (ELC) celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with a week-long event to help promote early literacy. This year, between February 27 and March 3, ELC...

 

Believe Survivors, Change Culture

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. What does Sexual Assault Awareness mean and why does it involve you? National statistics show that more than one-in-three women have experienced Intimate...

 

Habitat For Humanity of St. Augustine/St. Johns County Partners with Project Balance

The second quarter Prep Club Ceremony celebrated the academic achievement and attendance record of students who live in Habitat for Humanity of St. Augustine/St. Johns County homes. The Prep Club is...

 
 By Ric Lehman    Community    April 1, 2017

Volunteering: Helping Yourself While Helping Others

Webster's defines a volunteer as a person who willingly undertakes a service without pay. We define volunteers as angels disguised as people. Our mission here is: 1) to use horses to teach children...

 

Got a Minute?

A lot can happen in a minute. For example: 250 babies are born every minute; lightning strikes the Earth 6,000 times every minute; there are 5 earthquakes every minute and Americans eat 21 thousand...

 

St. Francis House...Moving Forward

It has been 4 months since Hurricane Matthew came roaring into St. Augustine. Though we are thankful that we did not take a direct hit from the storm, St. Francis House, along with many of our...

 

ELC Names Preschool Teacher of the Year 2016

The Early Learning Coalition of North Florida has selected 2016's "Preschool Teacher of the Year" recipient, as well as honoring all the nominations. This year marks the 3rd Annual ELC of North...

 

How did you change the world today?

We're changing the world, one child at a time. With all the talk of late about changing the world, what have you done to make a change? Think one person can't do anything? Can't do enough? You would...

 

Sign up Now for the Annual 'Run for Peace 5k' on April 8, Benefitting Betty Griffin Center

For runners, walkers, and adults and children alike, there's no better way to kick off spring than supporting a good cause! The Betty Griffin Center Run for Peace 5k will be held on Saturday, April 8...

 

L.E.E. Language Teachers Win Awards

Donna Guzzo, Operations Administrator, Language Exploration Enrichment was presented with the prestigious Most Valued Educator award for the fifth consecutive year on October 20, 2016 at the annual...

 

Come One, Come All to the Greatest Show in St. Augustine..."Gatsby" is BACK!"

The time, is the 1920s when the now infamous Ringling brothers have started a traveling circus of freaks and mysteries alike. The evening will be unforgettable as you are truly transported back in tim...

 

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