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Apr 24

300-ALLIG-HCN-PRESSHAWKE announces that their 20th annual Dine on the Wild Side fund-raising dinner will be held at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm on Saturday evening, May 17, 2014. This popular event is sponsored each year by the Alligator Farm and Zoological Park (www.alligatorfarm.com)—more than a park, it’s the zoo for you.

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Apr 24

RICHARD GUYTON MATHEWS

RICHARD GUYTON MATHEWS

When deputies and paramedics were called to the Ellsworth Drive home of 88-year-old Mary Shaw Mathews, in Palm Coast, Sheriff Jim Manfre told Historic City News that no one suspected anything was out of the ordinary. The woman’s primary care physician even told deputies that he would sign the death certificate.

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Apr 24

0915_mosefort_3619Historic City News readers are invited to enjoy an authentic reenactment this weekend on the grounds of Fort Mose Historic State Park in St. Augustine; presented by Florida Living History, Inc., Fort Mose Historic State Park, and the Fort Mose Historical Society.

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Apr 23

ISABELLE RODRIGUEZ

ISABELLE RODRIGUEZ

The St Johns County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors reported to Historic City News this evening that they have voted to remove the “interim” tag from Isabelle Rodriguez’s title, and they have officially selected her to serve as the next President.

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Apr 23

MELISSA GLASGOW

MELISSA GLASGOW

Historic City News continues to be informed that St Johns County’s administration, and their $91,511.13 a year Director of Economic Development, Melissa Glasgow, have been “earning their keep” from the economic impact generated by a couple of new businesses that they have been able to lure to town.

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Apr 23

ROBERT EUGENE HENDRIX

ROBERT EUGENE HENDRIX

Unless the Supreme Court intervenes, which is not likely in this case, the death warrant signed by Florida Governor Rick Scott against Robert Eugene Hendrix will be executed at 6:00 p.m. this evening at Florida State Prison in Starke.

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Apr 23

CHRISTOPHER DANIEL HOLT

CHRISTOPHER DANIEL HOLT

Historic City News readers following the case of 19-year-old Christopher Daniel Holt, one of fifteen men arrested in Operation “No Soliciting” on March 20, 2013, will see the trial wrap up this morning when closing statements begin at 9:30 a.m. in Judge Traynor’s courtroom.

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Apr 23

Celebrate Earth Day this Saturday

Posted in Community      Tagged      

400-RECYCLE-NEWSOn Saturday, April 26th, the City of St Augustine’s public works department and Street Tree Advisory Committee are inviting all Historic City News readers to join them in celebration of Earth Day 2014.

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Apr 23

M. Ward Concert

Posted in St Johns County News          

M. Ward
with Mount Moriah

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

For a complete list of events go to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall website.

Apr 21

400-HAWKE-BIRDHAWKE will be opening the doors for their annual “Spring Members-Only Open House”, under the big oaks at the HAWKE rehabilitation facility in Elkton on Sunday, April 27th at 1:00 p.m. and continuing to 4:00 p.m., according to an announcement received by Historic City News this week.

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Apr 21

400-TURTLE-NESTThe Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve announced today that the first leatherback sea turtle nest on its beaches was discovered on Saturday, April 19th; Rainer Eastman and Cat Eastman caught a glimpse of the newly discovered turtle nest at the South Beach.

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Apr 21

ROSE BAILEY

ROSE BAILEY

Historic City News readers are patriotically invited to attend the next general meeting of the Saint Augustine Tea Party, being held on April 22, 2014 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Inn located at 900 North Ponce de Leon Boulevard in St Augustine. Our distinguished guest will be Rose Bailey, speaking about UN Agenda 21 in Florida.

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Apr 21

West Augustine Nuisance Abatement Meeting
Monday, April 28, 2014, 9:00 to 11:00 A.M.
Conference Room 1-A, County Permit Center
4040 Lewis Speedway
St. Augustine, Florida 32084

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the West Augustine Nuisance Abatement Board will hold a meeting on Monday, April 28, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. in Conference Room 1-A of the St. Johns County Permit Center, 4040 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine, Florida 32084.

The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss interests and issues that affect the West Augustine Nuisance Abatement Board.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

NOTICE TO PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS AND TO ALL HEARING IMPAIRED PERSONS: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in the proceedings should contact ADA Coordinator, at (904) 209-0650 at the St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084. For hearing impaired individuals: Florida Relay Service: 1-800-955-8770, no later than 5 days prior to the date of the meeting.

AGENDA
West Augustine Nuisance Abatement Meeting
Monday, April 28, 2014, 9:00 to 11:00 A.M.
Conference Room 1-A, County Permit Center
4040 Lewis Speedway
St. Augustine, Florida 32084

  1. Introductions – presented by David M. Migut, Senior Assistant County Attorney

  2. Election of Chair and Vice-Chair

  3. Discussion of the Nuisance Abatement Board Ordinance

  4. Other Business

  5. Adjourn

Apr 20

The information contained in this report is taken from sources deemed reliable; the accuracy and completeness of which Historic City News does not control and cannot guarantee.

The original public records are on file with the St. Johns County Clerk of Court and should be consulted before taking any action.

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Apr 20

Final Judgments through 4/20/2014

Posted in Business          

The information contained in this report is taken from sources deemed reliable; the accuracy and completeness of which Historic City News does not control and cannot guarantee.

The original public records are on file with the St. Johns County Clerk of Court and should be consulted before taking any action.

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Apr 20

© 2014 Historic City News

© 2014 Historic City News

Historic City News was provided an update from Joyce Mahr, Executive Director of the Betty Griffin House, on the activities and winners from last weekend’s inaugural 5k Run and Walk at the St Augustine Beach Pier.

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Apr 20

DARIUS RUCKER

DARIUS RUCKER

Historic City News special events photographer, Mark Cubbedge, reported that last night’s lineup for the Darius Rucker concert at the St Augustine Amphitheatre included the Eli Young Band and Corey Smith.

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Apr 20

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Posted in St Johns County News          

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Saturday, April 26 & Sunday, April 27, 2014
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

The Saint Augustine Ballet, in partnership with the Cultural Events Division of Saint Johns County, is proud to present the ballet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, at 2 pm and 7 pm on Saturday, April 26th and at 2 pm on Sunday, April 27th, 2014 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082. Tickets are $30, and may be purchased online at http://www.findmytix.com, by phone at (800) 745-3000, or in person at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall or Saint Augustine Amphitheatre box offices.

For a complete list of events go to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall website.

Apr 20

Carlos Santana Concert

Posted in St Johns County News          

Carlos Santana
Sunday, April 27, 2014

For a complete list of events go to the Amphitheatre website.

Apr 19

REMUS REID

REMUS REID

Judy Wallman, a professional genealogy researcher in southern California, was doing some personal work on her own family tree. She discovered that Congressman Harry Reid’s great-great uncle, Remus Reid, was hanged for stealing horses and robbing trains in Montana in 1889. Both Judy and Harry Reid share this common ancestor.

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Apr 19

MICHAEL GOLD

MICHAEL GOLD

Editorial: It’s against the law!

Michael Gold, Managing Editor
HISTORIC CITY NEWS
St Augustine, FL

I love it when I hear people proclaim that some action or another is “against the law” — especially when they have no legal training, gullible followers buy into it, and, of course, on investigation, the action was not against the law at all.

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Apr 19

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Posted in St Johns County News          

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Saturday, April 26 & Sunday, April 27, 2014
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

The Saint Augustine Ballet, in partnership with the Cultural Events Division of Saint Johns County, is proud to present the ballet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, at 2 pm and 7 pm on Saturday, April 26th and at 2 pm on Sunday, April 27th, 2014 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082. Tickets are $30, and may be purchased online at http://www.findmytix.com, by phone at (800) 745-3000, or in person at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall or Saint Augustine Amphitheatre box offices.

For a complete list of events go to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall website.

Apr 18

400-NANCY-SIKES-KLINE-FOYSt Augustine Vice-Mayor Nancy Sikes-Kline will host a public meeting to discuss proposed improvements to the section of King Street lying east of Malaga Street, according to an announcement received by Historic City News.

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Apr 18

John Stemberger Endorses Kim Kendall

Posted in Government          

JOHN STEMBERGER

JOHN STEMBERGER

John Stemberger, Florida’s leading pro-family advocate, has informed Historic City News that he is recommending St Johns County voters to cast their ballots for Republican candidate Kim Kendall for County Commissioner, District 2.

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Apr 18

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONLaurie Sanderson reported the following St Augustine and St Johns County locations to Historic City News where the Florida Department of Transportation will be conducting roadwork that is expected to have an impact on driving, beginning this morning and continuing through the coming week.

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Apr 18

300-2013-NAVY-LEAGUE-BOMKim Kendall, VP Public Relations for the St Augustine Navy League, has invited all veterans, either currently serving, or who have served in prior conflicts, to participate in an evening that includes fine dining and a memorable program in commemoration of the historic Battle of Midway.

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Apr 18

300-alicewonderAnne Kraft tells Historic City News in St Augustine that A Classic Theatre, Inc. is kicking off their entry into the Romanza Festivale in May with the presentation of Alice in Wonderland; Lewis Carroll’s classic — with a twist.

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Apr 17

300-GOV-WEST-TP-SHIRTAbout 2:00 p.m. this afternoon, Florida Governor Rick Scott will visit the Northrop Grumman plant at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport, according to the Historic City News sources in the Executive Office.

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Apr 17

2014 Annual Reverse Trade Show

Posted in Business          

KRIS COLLORA

KRIS COLLORA

Kris Collora, president of the North Florida Procurement Association and a purchasing specialist for Flagler County, invites Historic City News readers who would like to sell their products or services to cities, counties, school boards, institutions of higher learning and special districts, to attend the upcoming 2014 Annual Reverse Trade Show.

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Apr 16

LEE LAWSHE

LEE LAWSHE

St Johns County Fish and Wildlife Conservation officer, Lee Lawshe, has received the agency’s 2014 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award, according to an announcement received by Historic City News this morning.

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