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A Zeke Story

Early this morning Chef Gary was walking from the parking lot to the Inn when he noticed Zeke in the neighbors’ driveway. Zeke was in his “stalking” mode…slowly making his way up the driveway to his poor unsuspecting prey. Chef Gary couldn’t see whatever it was that Zeke was hunting, and turned to continue his

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4th of July Weekend!!

FRIDAY JULY 2 FIRST FRIDAY ART WALKEnjoy the latest exhibits, music, entertainment and refreshments at over 20 participating galleries – plus, great food courtesy of the St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association. Tours begin at Rembrandtz American Craft Gallery, 131 King Street. Galleries are open from 5 to 9 p.m. St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains and Old

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New Attraction: Fort Menendez at Old Florida Museum

Fort Menendez at Old Florida Museum is kicking off its Summer 2010 Grand Opening with an Open House on Thursday July 1. The Open House will start at 5:00 pm and run until 8:00 pm. Admission is free for all who attend that evening, and refreshments will be available. Fort Menendez is a 1 ½

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Special Treats for your Drinks this Weekend

Guests of the St. Francis Inn this weekend will enjoy some special treats: Homemade Orange Sugar, Homemade Lime Salt (for our Frozen Daiquiris and Margaritas), and a special Homemade Tomato Salt for our weekend morning Bloody Marys. Joe and Margaret’s son Patrick – a recent graduate of the renowned Johnson & Wales University in Providence,

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This Weekend: Shopping! Greeks! Historic Battles! Moonrise!

UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHTA favorite end-of-the-month event, Uptown Saturday Night takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. in St. Augustine’s San Marco Shopping District. Galleries, antique stores and unique shops between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission of Nombre de Dios remain open during this special time. Meet the artists, book signings, live music, refreshments and other

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St. Augustine Music Festival June 20-25

All concerts are held at the beautiful Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine (just 3 blocks from the Inn). Musicians from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and the Ritz Chamber Players will be joined by guest artists to offer a variety of classical compositions. All performances are FREE to the public. Sunday June 20 2:00 pm. Festival

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History, Food, and Music this Weekend

ST. AUGUSTINE BLACK HISTORY TOURJoin this two-hour tour that highlights over 400 years of African American history in the nation’s oldest city. Tour guide Howard (Xhabbo) Lewis, will provide a narrative about Pedro Menendez, Ft. Mose, the Plaza Market, Dr. Alexander Darnes, the Emancipation Proclamation, Lincolnville (formerly called “Africa”), the Civil Rights Era and more

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This Saturday in St. Augustine

CHANGING OF THE GUARD (photo credit St. Augustine Garrison)As a typical day in 1740 St. Augustine draws to a close, soldiers guarding the Governors House are dismissed for the night by their replacements. As they retire for the evening, the soldiers fall into formation and fire a volley of musketry that assures residents that the

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Zeke just wanted ya’ll to know he’s doing fine…he seems to love this summer weather we’re having. He visits with his “chosen guests” in the morning, suns himself on his favorite courtyard table (but not too long!!! He’s carefull about too much exposure to the sun!!!), then finds a shady spot for some serious napping.

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More New Attractions…Two New Tours…

City Walks Guided Tours: Known for their popular pub crawl and their history, murder and mayhem tours, City Walks now offers two new tours with far less sinister themes – food and shopping! The Savory Faire Tour is a two-and-a-half hour walking tour exploring the historical and cultural influences on the tastes of St. Augustine.

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