Under the leadership of Nancy Sikes Kline, Vice Mayor, the City Commission of St. Augustine voted to support a National Maritime Heritage Area (NHA) Federal Designation by a vote of four to one on Wednesday, Nov. 20th. The Alcazar room was packed by NHA supporters and friends. Marsha Chance, co-editor of the feasibility study and a professional archaeologist was the first to speak on behalf of the NHA at the meeting. The regionally focused, First Coast/Oldest Port maritime designation now has more than a dozen governmental resolutions of support and the support of Congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle.
Kathy Fleming, the St. Augustine Lighthouse’s Executive Director received the resolution of support on the Monday before Thanksgiving by email, and expressed her thanks to the city commissioners and staff. “All of us on the National Heritage Area Alliance are deeply grateful for both your inquiries and your faith in the power of our community to tell our own stories.” said Fleming. “The First Coast region truly is a special place in the American landscape.”
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ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (12/03/2013)(readMedia)-- Judith Burdan will discuss the role of women in the Gilded Age at the Flagler College Community Lecture Series event on Dec. 10.
Burdan, an assistant professor of English at Flagler, will present "Edith Wharton's The Custom of the Country: Money, Power and the 'New Woman' in the Gilded Age" as part of the series, which this semester has focused on the Gilded Age in honor of the 125th anniversary of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon.
Professor Burdan earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her M.A. and B.A. in English and English Education from the University of Florida. She specializes in 18th century British literature, is widely published in academic journals and has delivered more than 20 scholarly presentations at academic conferences and workshops.
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ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (12/03/2013)(readMedia)-- The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum is pleased to present the bi-annual exhibition of works by Flagler College's graduating B.F.A. and B.A. candidates from the Department of Art and Design.
The exhibition will open with a reception on Thursday, December 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. It will be on view Friday, December 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday, December 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The B.F.A. exhibition will include paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, textiles, video, and mixed media works by Brianna Angelakis, Kelly Austin, Matthew Batty, Amelia Eldridge, Tyler Fieldhouse, Rachael Horne, Brielle Jenkins, Ryan Tempro and Katie Vidan.
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