450th Youth Ambassadors Visit Historic Churches

Icon The 450th Youth Ambassadors continue to learn about the history of St. Augustine every month. On March 10, 2014, we visited two of the oldest churches in St. Augustine. First, we toured the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, which is on the corner of Cathedral Place and St. George Street. Father Tom Willis led us into the main sanctuary of the church where he told a brief history of the church. Construction of the original building concluded in 1797, and some of the original walls are still standing in the church. The original church seated between 200 to 250 people at a time, and there are 4 bells above the front entrance. One of the bells dates back to 1689 and is one of the oldest bells used in the United States. The stain glass windows were installed during the early 1900s, after the fire of 1887 when almost everything but the walls were burned down. One of the few items that lasted through the fire is a sanctuary lamp hanging from the ceiling in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. It is made entirely from sterling silver that a sailor brought with him to St. Augustine, and Father Tom explained to the Youth Ambassadors that it is probably the most prized possession in the whole cathedral. The Blessed Sacrament Chapel was an addition to the Cathedral in 1965, and it is where the crucifix is, instead of in the main sanctuary. [ More ]

2013-2014: Limelight Theatre's 22nd Season Other Desert Cities opens this Friday, April 18, 2014

Icon Directed by Gary Cadwallader, this Contemporary Drama by Jon Robin Baitz will play April 18 - May 11 on the Matuza Main Stage. ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA -- Limelight Theatre proudly presents Florida's community theatre premiere of Other Desert Cities, a Contemporary Drama by Jon Robin Baitz. Directed by Gary Cadwallader, Other Desert Cities will play on the Matuza Main Stage April 18 - May 11, 2014. Preview night is Thursday, April 17, Opening Night with Champagne reception is Friday, April 18, and Terrific Tuesday featuring tickets priced at two for $25 is on April 22. Showtimes are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. [ More ]

ART ASSOCIATION RECOGNIZES SPRING MEMBERS SHOW ARTISTS

Icon Charles Dickinson won the Jean Wagner Troemel Best in Show Award for his oil painting "Afternoon Shadow at the Dow Museum." Dickinson has received numerous honors in the past, including the Art Association's Emmett Fritz Award for Best Oil Painting in 2010. The first place prize was given to Barbara Lutton for "Fractured," an abstract watercolor collage. Jerry and Nancy Noloboff won second place for their collaboration on a hand-crafted stained glass wood cabinet. Dee Roberts was recognized with the third place award for "Martha," an acrylic portrait, and Mary Rhopa la Cierra received fourth place for "Water," a work of fiber art. Honorable Mentions were handed out to Jim Christley, Bronwen Chandler, Jerry Peters and Diane Rabideau-Wise. [ More ]
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