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After the end of the American Civil War, industry and trade flourished creating vast fortunes. The era from 1865 to 1900 became known as the Gilded Age, and Florida became a winter destination for wealthy travelers and adventurers. For most, the journey ended in northeast Florida, and St. Augustine was one of the most popular destinations. The city possessed a unique charm owed to the fact it was a frontier fishing village and a remnant of the old Spanish empire.
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Love really does shine through, even in the wake of COVID-19 related wedding postponements and cancellations. Lyndsey and Landon had to alter their initial wedding vision, but with the help of generous wedding professionals and technology on their side, the bride and groom were able to navigate through a pandemic simply to say, "I do."
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A Q&A between Ruth Grim, Chief Curator and Gary R. Libby Curator of Art at the Museum of Arts & Sciences and painter, Robert Ross who is featured in the exhibition, Unique Perspectives: Paintings by Robert Ross on display May 18, 2020 through August 16, 2020.
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In surveying the racks of paintings in the Museum of Arts and Sciences’ art storage a while back looking for works to include in a possible exhibition on landscape art, I came across a medium-sized scene of a river view focused on a mill in the background. The middle ground of the painting was dominated by a steep granite cliff with the many layers of stone chiseled in an impressive pattern made by nature.
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Volusia county and the surrounding areas offer a great chance to get out on the trails, whether it is for a day hike or a weekend backpacking. For National Hiking Day we are providing some of our favorite places to hike and explore Florida’s unique and beautiful environment. Happy hiking!
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World Environment Day was created in 1972 during the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. This day calls for action from individuals, businesses, local and federal governments, and other organizations to address environmental issues - covering climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss
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Happy 'Learn About Composting' Day! I am sure a lot of us have heard about composting and its benefits to fertilizing your gardens and reducing food waste. But what is actually happening in your compost bin?