Letter: Education key to bicyclist’s safety Ron Berben St Augustine, FL Dear Editor: The recent attention given to the hit-and-run death of 43-year-old Randy Wayne Miller has brought the safety of our bicyclists in the city to the discussion table. I have always been a supporter of our cyclists in this city and always will […]
Archive for April, 2008
A 33 year old former employee of a DirecTV contractor collected over $500.00 for two DirecTV service calls that should have been free; one from an 86 year old Theodore Street resident and another from a Camden Cay Drive resident, according to a report filed yesterday morning with the St. Johns County Sheriffâ€™s Office.
Defiant to the end and obviously irritated that he was not going to have the support he needed to push for a referendum to abolish the St. Augustine Airport Authority, County Commission Chairman Thomas Manuel made a final, threatening challenge to the airportâ€™s Executive Director, Edward Wuellner â€¦ get off the tax rolls by October […]
Deputy Sheriff Ryan Smith was called to Whispering Woods Apartments yesterday morning to take a report of a stolen motorcycle; the second motorcycle reported stolen in the area over night. According to the victim, sometime between 9:00 p.m. Sunday night and 9:00 a.m. Monday morning, the motorcycle, which was described as chrome and silver color, […]
The St. Johns County Police Athletic League is offering Junior Development Football for the fall 2008 football season. PAL will be hosting a meeting 7 PM on May 1st at Murray Middle School Auditorium and it is open to anyone who may have a child interested in participating.
Be careful when paying by credit card in restaurants — without getting a final receipt. The manager of IHOP at 2560 State Road 16 reported to Deputy Sheriff James Hayward that he received an Email from the main office stating that a customer had complained about an extra dollar being placed on their credit card […]
Deputy Christopher Jones was called to Prosperity Bank in Ponte Vedra Beach on Friday to take a report concerning six forged payroll checks cashed at the branch over the past two days. Checks totaling $6,184.47 that appeared to be issued by Salonen Marine Inc of Yulee, Florida, were cashed in amounts ranging between $753.26 and […]
Since 1999, Chuck and Karen Ponce along with Sandy Craig have operated the Old Florida Museum (originally known as Historic Villages of St. Augustine) at 254 San Marco Avenue in the location owned by TE-B-CO of St. Augustine; the Tebault family company that previously operated St. Augustine Trains. Their attraction invited guests to explore Florida’s […]
Two months ago, several local restaurant owners decided to do something to level the playing field with the onslaught of larger, chain restaurants who promote themselves in St. Augustine. According to records filed with the Florida Division of Corporations, Ted McLemore of Zhanraâ€™s and South Beach Grill joined Lorna McDonald owner of the Raintree Restaurant, […]
Historic City Media interviewed Edward R. Wuellner, AAE, Executive Director of the St. Augustine and St. Johns County Airport Authority this afternoon regarding the upcoming county commission meeting to consider a referendum to abolish the Airport Authority.
Local attorney, business owner and community contributor Anne Marie Gennusa is pleased to announce her candidacy for the position of St. Johns County Judge, Group 1. Gennusa reports that she has over 15 years of experience in Criminal law; more then any other Judicial Candidate.
Rev. C. T. Vivian, 83, was one of the closest living associates of Dr. Martin Luther King. He played an important part in the civil rights movement in St. Augustine in 1964 and is pictured in the center of a famous photograph showing the wade-in at St. Augustine Beach that attracted international attention.
26 year old Eric Ryan Vaughn is in custody pending $5,000.00 bond for charges stemming from a reported attempt to defraud a former employer by making unauthorized charges to the companyâ€™s account as well as two previous outstanding warrants. According to the information reported to Deputy Michael Stevens, Vaughn was making purchases of copper tubing […]
The Hastings Manor apartments were the scene of an apparent burglary attempt sometime after 11:30 p.m. on Thursday. Sheriffâ€™s Deputy Jeremy Bouchard was called to the scene of one apartment where the resident heard noises outside. An unknown male suspect was seen fleeing on foot after the resident went outside to investigate the noise.
Monday, April 28, Gypsy Cab and the St. Johns Cultural Council have teamed up to present the first movie for their Cultural Film Series. A portion of the $25 per person ticket price will benefit the St. Johns Cultural Council and support their operations according to an announcement received by Historic City Media.
Two workshops scheduled for April 28 and April 30, are being held by the SJC Tourist Development Council (TDC) to assist not-for-profit groups in applying for Category II funding support for special events. Last year, the TDC awarded $508,000 in Category II funding.
Two separate reports of auto burglaries were answered by the St. Johns County Sheriffâ€™s Office Northwest Sector Patrol Division yesterday; a global positioning system (GPS) device was stolen in each burglary. Another similarity â€“ the owner of each burglarized vehicle reported to deputies that their vehicles were left unlocked overnight.
Sometime between 11:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. on Monday, a resident of the apartments located on Whispering Circle reported that two of his vehicles were burglarized, according to an incident report filed by Deputy Jared Monie on yesterday. Both a 1990 JEEP Wrangler and 2002 Chrysler convertible sedan owned by the victim had been slashed […]
According to an announcement from Senior Vice President Suzanne Brown received by Historic City Media this morning, Florida Capital Bank will be closing its location at 1700 US 1 South on Friday, July 18th. This announcement surprised some customers since the bank location was only established in 2005 on the site of the former Long […]
The May meeting of St. Augustine Archaeological Association (SAAA) will feature a lecture including a review of work done in 2007 by four Contract Archaeologists. According to an announcement received by Historic City Media, Mike Arbuthnot: Laser documentation of the A. L. Lewis Arch, Bryan Marks: Historic Roads – Old Dixie & Kings Highway, Greg […]
The Public Works Department of the City of St. Augustine will be making improvements to the water system in and around the Lewis Speedway area. This will require a water outage and a possible drop in pressure from 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. tomorrow, Wednesday, April 23, 2008.
A firefighter for the City of St. Augustine for more than 21 years, James (J. C.) Costeira was promoted to the rank of Captain in a ceremony held at the St. Augustine Fire Department on Monday, April 14, 2008. Costeira, who achieved the rank of lieutenant in July 2000, is shown being pinned for his […]