SAINT AUGUSTINE – Mike Usina and his friend Phil Castillo will be at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum on Tuesday, March 12 to demonstrate Minorcan cast net making.
Usina, St. Augustine native and Minorcan descendent, has been recognized recently by the state as a recipient of a 2019 Florida Folk Heritage Award.
He celebrates his Minorcan heritage by crafting hand-made cast nets using techniques passed down by his ancestors who settled St. Augustine in the 18th century.
Dr. Gary Mormino will speak about Florida and World War II at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14 at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum.
The event is free and open to the public. We ask that those needing special accommodations call ahead. Please call Allyson Ropp at 904-829-0745, ext. 247 or email Allyson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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