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Check out the several hundred American flags which are in front of the Lightner building this Memorial Day weekend. The flags, placed by the Pilot Club of St. Augustine, pay tribute to those who have defended our country through the years.

This is an annual tribute to the military performed by the Pilot Club as a community service.


The City of St. Augustine notes the following this week:

Offices for the City of St. Augustine will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Solid waste collections will continue on their regular schedule.

\All departments of the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners, St. Johns County Administrative offices, library branches, and the Pet Center will also be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.
St. Johns County garbage, recycling, and yard debris collection schedules will not be delayed. The Stratton Road and Tillman Ridge solid waste scale houses will remain open on the holiday during standard business hours.

 Reach the Beach, St. Johns County’s a free shuttle service returns starting this weekend offering transportation to Mickler’s Beachfront Park and the St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier. The service operates this Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 27, 28, and 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every 20 minutes with the final shuttle departing at 4:00pm.

The Galimore Community Pool’s swimming season is underway.  Operated by the St. Augustine Family YMCA, the pool is part of the Willie Galimore Community Center at 399 Riberia St.

The summer schedule, from May 26 through Oct. 1, includes hours for family and lap swimming every day of the week with consideration given to certain YMCA programming, including swimming lessons and swim camp.

More information including a printable schedule and rate sheet are available at

For specific questions regarding schedules of swim lessons and swim camp, call the YMCA at 904.471.9622.

Residents in neighborhoods across the city have been praising recent mobility walks with Reuben Franklin, the city’s mobility Manager as a way to learn more about the city’s long range efforts to improve all facets of mobility. In addition, residents are able to share their specific concerns about their neighborhoods during the walks.

Upcoming scheduled walks are:

Oyster Creek neighborhood: Wednesday, May 31,  5-7 p.m., starting at S. Leonardi St. and W. King St. and concludes at Davis St. and Lewis Blvd.

Las Palmas neighborhood, Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m. to noon, starting and ending at the Las Palmas Community Center, 1090 Bella Vista Blvd.

Magnolia neighborhood: Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m. to noon, starting at the corner of Gault St. and East San Carlos Ave., ending at the Fountain of Juice,  31 Williams St.

For more information call 904.825.1040 or email  To learn more about the city’s overall mobility program, visit



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