Oldest City needs to brush up on historical knowledge

It’s a sunny afternoon during the recent 450th anniversary celebration of the founding of St. Augustine, no clouds in sight and a light breeze is coming off the Intracoastal Waterway. A women clears her throat and the interrogation begins. As she begins to ask questions that are beyond the ordinary realms of human comprehension, heart rates pick up, palms get sweaty and words start tumbling out of mouths.

Long-awaited 450th anniversary of St. Augustine a success

By Mallory Hopkins | gargoyle@flagler.edu St. Augustine, the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement in the continental United States hit another huge milestone last weekend. From custom-made firework routines to African drumming numbers complete with dancers, the 450th anniversary of the founding of the city had…

Gala Menendez celebrates with a change of pace

By Lindsay Imwold | gargoyle@flagler.edu

Director Melissa Stuart has been involved with the Gala Menéndez for the past two years.

She’s been volunteering since 2008 and just became director about three months ago. The annual Gala Menéndez will take place on Saturday, Feb. 27, celebrating the 491st birthday of Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, founder of St. Augustine.