Archeologist uncovers lost treasures from “Oldest City”

Written and Photographed by Phillip C. Sunkel IV For Carl Halbirt, finding hidden treasures isn’t only his passion, it’s his job. As the city archeologist of St. Augustine— the nation’s oldest permanent European city — Halbirt has a passion for finding the treasures which lie…

Cyclists say new plan would help with safer routes

By Lauren Belcher |
Photo Illustrations by Josh Weaver

The North Florida Transportation Planning Organization is funding a comprehensive St. Augustine bicycle study.

“The plan is three major intended outcomes,” said Chris Fellerhoff, a hired consultant of the TPO from Sprinkle Consulting. “The first, and probably the most substantial is, a recommendation of bike routes that could be signed throughout the city of St. Augustine.”

Hard-up students should use local stores’ discounts

Many cash-strapped Flagler students might not realize that there are several ways available to save money in St. Augustine. One way to save some green is through student discounts. Several local restaurants, stores and attractions offer discounts that are only available to Flagler College students.

Rochelle’s features trunk show

By Jaclyn Miklos |

The glitz, the glam, the sparkles and the funk of Tarino Tarantino made a stunning scene at Rochelle’s Trunk show on Saturday, March 28.
Rochelle’s fashion boutique has been one of St. Augustine’s fashion hot spots since the 80s. The store held a trunk show to showcase the famous Tarino Tarantino’s new jewelry collection inspired by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

“We hold these trunk shows twice a year,” said owner Tom Rochelle. “I think they are a hot because everyone can wear Tarantino accessories. During Christmas time we do another trunk show, we try to hold them at least twice a year, usually featuring Tarantino’s new lines.”

Restaurant Review: The Gourmet Hut

By Desiree Hahn |

Visit the Gourmet Hut for an exquisite outing and enjoy a pleasurable meal consisting of a variety of meal options including bagels, sandwiches and salads. Enjoy a scrumptious sandwich to order or try a Breakfast Burrito from the all day breakfast menu.

I recommend the Avocado Delight, at only $4.95, it’s a delicious meal including an avocado sandwich, a side of tortilla chips and choice from variety of hummus dips. Meals are reasonably priced, averaging about $5 to $6 per meal.

Alumni, students form Rugby team

By Bo Culkeen |

St. Augustine has got a new sport in town: Rugby.

The team was founded by Flagler alumni Sean May and since has quickly been built up to a 30-man roster. Among this roster is Flagler student Josh Thompson is also the team’s treasurer.

Local band draws strong crowd at first show

By Emily Hoover |
Photos contributed by Rob Heinrich

PHOTO CAPTION: All Disaster vocalist Josh Allen screams his lyrics into the microphone.

Although Orlando street punk band The Angst were left stranded on Interstate 4 with a flat tire and had to cancel their performance, St. Augustine punk and metal band All Disaster rocked a strong local crowd at Nobby’s on Saturday, March 20.