St. Augustine Woman's Journal - Educational Resource to the Women of St. Johns County Since 2009

By Suzanne Egeln
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SUPPORT THE ARTS

 

February 1, 2017 | View PDF

I recently had the opportunity to attend and support one of the local high school theater productions. If you haven't had the opportunity to attend an event recently, now is the time to support and/or mentor our budding artists. We are fortunate to have many venues to choose from and many events are "free". Nurturing the "right side" of our brain by participating in an arts program is also a "health benefit" for longer living. Often times we find ourselves watching our diet and exercise. We also need to support the "brain", and what better way than to support youth art programs.

February is Florida Hiking Trails Month. Our great state is home to more than 7,ooo miles of hiking and shared use trails. There isn't a better way to connect with family and friends than exploring our local trails.

Friends of A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway are pleased to be celebrating their 15th year as a National Scenic Byway. If you have not had to opportunity to drive or bike our coastline, it is well worth your next "staycation". Once again plans are underway for the Kid's Ocean Day in May, the international Coastal Cleanup in September and the Super Scenic 71 Mile Garage Sale in November. If you are seeking more information about these events, or volunteering, please check-out their website at http://www.scenica1a.org.

Speaking of health, over 70 vendors with produce, local honey, bread, muffins, nuts, coffee, arts, crafts, jewelry, soaps, lotions and much more will gather on Wednesday mornings from 8 AM until 12:30 PM at the St. Johns County Pier Park, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. Support our local farmers and craftsman by "shopping local."

For those of you who like the downtown atmosphere, don't miss out on the First Friday Art Walk. Galleries are open from 5-9pm in the Historic Downtown, Uptown and West sections of St. Augustine. Sightseeing trains and trolleys offer free round-trips, or go on your own self-guided art walk. To find out more about First Friday Art Walk check out http://www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com.

As always we invite you to enjoy the articles enclosed in these pages and to support our Contributors. We welcome your suggestions for new Contributors and recommendations for our Women In Profile feature.

We are especially looking to add Contributors in the Home Improvement area: Electrical, Plumbing, Heating and Air, Roofing, Painting, Landscaping and other building contractors.

Slainte!

Suzanne Egeln

 
 

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