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Archive for June, 2008

G’pops Kitchen

June 29, 2008 | By More
G’pops Kitchen

In an interview this afternoon for Historic City News, Scott Featherstone, Owner of G’pops Kitchen, gave us the grand tour so that we could bring our readers up to date on all the improvements since opening their new restaurant in the former Topaz location which closed earlier this year.

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Water system repairs close King Street

June 28, 2008 | By More
Water system repairs close King Street

In an announcement from Cathy Dupont, Neighborhood Coordinator in the Department of Public Affairs, Historic City News was informed that King Street will be temporarily closed to traffic during evening hours.

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COPS surveillance nabs auto burglars

June 28, 2008 | By More
COPS surveillance nabs auto burglars

Historic City News was advised yesterday evening of the arrest of a St. George Street man, his 16 year old stepson and a 19 year old man. The three were nabbed in an ongoing surveillance of public parking areas that have been the recent targets of auto burglaries along A1A.

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Netherton Reef

June 27, 2008 | By More
Netherton Reef

Last week, Carl Blow, Commissioner with the St. Augustine Port, Waterway & Beach District, reported to Historic City News on the recent deployment of additional concrete pipe and boxes at the High School Reef. Our story was posted here.

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Fish fry benefits Brunson campaign

June 27, 2008 | By More
Fish fry benefits Brunson campaign

The weather held up last night and the community turned out at the St. Augustine Skeet Club to show their support for County Commission candidate Randy Brunson at a fundraising benefit sponsored by several long time St. Johns County businessmen and friends of the candidate.

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New Businesses through 06/22/2008

June 26, 2008 | By More
New Businesses through 06/22/2008

Begin Business Date: 06/16/2008 End Business Date: 06/22/2008 From the records of DENNIS W. HOLLINGSWORTH

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Marriage Licenses through 06/22/2008

June 26, 2008 | By More
Marriage Licenses through 06/22/2008

From the records of Cheryl Strickland St. Johns County Clerk of Court

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Best Places in the South to Buy an Old House

June 26, 2008 | By More
Best Places in the South to Buy an Old House

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Fruit Cove woman startles burglar

June 26, 2008 | By More
Fruit Cove woman startles burglar

Media Relations Officer Kevin Kelshaw notified Historic City News that a male suspect is being sought by the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office in connection with a burglary of an occupied residence in the 1100 block of Ashmore Dr. that occurred earlier this afternoon.

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Treasure hunting in Florida

June 25, 2008 | By More
Treasure hunting in Florida

In a communication from Chuck Meide, LAMP Director, that was received by Historic City News this week, we were asked to show our support in preserving Florida’s archaeological and historical heritage.

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Human remains discovered

June 24, 2008 | By More
Human remains discovered

Historic City News was informed that detectives with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of human skeletal remains in a wooded area north of S.R. 312 early this afternoon.

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Visual pollution in political campaigns

June 24, 2008 | By More
Visual pollution in political campaigns

It is another election year. There will be a test on August 26, 2008 that will settle a number of local issues. There will be another test on November 4, 2008 that, for some, will be the “final exam” of their past performance in political office — for others it will deliver a message concerning […]

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Strategic Plan Steering Committee meets

June 24, 2008 | By More
Strategic Plan Steering Committee meets

In an announcement received by Historic City News from Linda B. Dixon, AICP, Assistant Director of Facilities Planning and Construction Division of the University of Florida, we were updated about meetings going on today regarding the State-owned historic properties in downtown St. Augustine.

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Water Street Collection at the Art Advocate

June 24, 2008 | By More
Water Street Collection at the Art Advocate

The Water Street Collection will be presented at the Art Advocate Gallery at 76B San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine, according to an announcement received by Historic City News this morning from the St. Johns Cultural Council.

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Neigborhood Council Annual Meeting

June 24, 2008 | By More
Neigborhood Council Annual Meeting

The Neighborhood Council of Saint Augustine 2008 will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, July 1st at the Limelight Theater from 7:30 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. according to an announcement received by Historic City News this morning.

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Board and Committee Vacancies

June 23, 2008 | By More
Board and Committee Vacancies

In a media release from Karen Pan with the Office of Public Affairs, Historic City News and Media was advised that St. Johns County is currently accepting applications for the following Board and Committee vacancies.

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Robbery and shooting at Applebees

June 23, 2008 | By More
Robbery and shooting at Applebees

A male suspect is being sought in connection with a robbery and shooting at a SR 312 restaurant late Sunday night according to a media alert received by Historic City News this morning. Deputies responded to a report of a shooting of the female manager of Applebees at 11:15 p.m. Sunday.

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High school reef deployment completed

June 22, 2008 | By More
High school reef deployment completed

Last week, Carl Blow, Commissioner with the St. Augustine Port, Waterway & Beach District, reported to Historic City News on the recent deployment of additional concrete pipe and boxes at the High School Reef.

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Sheriff takes lead in Interstate shootings

June 20, 2008 | By More
Sheriff takes lead in Interstate shootings

Sgt. Charles Mulligan with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office has informed Historic City News that after coordinated discussions with The Florida Highway Patrol, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office will take the lead investigative position in last nights Interstate shooting incidents.

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103 year streak broken!

June 20, 2008 | By More
103 year streak broken!

Since at least 1905, as best as can be determined, at least one St. Johns County constitutional officer has had opposition according to Vicky Oakes, Assistant Supervisor of Elections in a conversation with Historic City News this afternoon. At the close of qualifying week for candidates seeking county office, which ended today at noon, every […]

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Safety first this 4th of July

June 20, 2008 | By More
Safety first this 4th of July

St. Augustine’s annual “Fireworks Over The Matanzas” draws more people–and cars–into the downtown area than any other single event all year long. A growing trend in recent years has been the use of bicycles by those who live close to downtown or carpooling with friends to minimize the number of cars in need of a […]

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Fireworks Over The Matanzas

June 20, 2008 | By More
Fireworks Over The Matanzas

This morning, Historic City News was provided the program for St. Augustine’s great July 4th tradition; Fireworks Over The Matanzas.

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Enjoying downtown after the fireworks

June 20, 2008 | By More
Enjoying downtown after the fireworks

Over the years the St. Augustine Police Department has refined a traffic plan that moves vehicles safely and as quickly as possible out of the downtown area following the fireworks according to Cathy DuPont with the Department of Public Affairs. Dupont informed Historic City News that this plan includes using King Street’s turning lane as […]

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Arrest on police impersonation charges

June 19, 2008 | By More
Arrest on police impersonation charges

Wednesday night, a 21-year old St. Johns County man was arrested on charges of impersonating a police officer, carrying a concealed firearm and use of a firearm while committing a felony according to records from the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office that were supplied to Historic City News by Media Relations Officer Kevin Kelshaw.

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Continuing event – Dinner and a Movie

June 19, 2008 | By More
Continuing event – Dinner and a Movie

Gypsy Cab Company continues to offer their popular “Dinner and a Movie” monthly event to benefit the St. Johns Cultural Council; the next performance is Monday June 23, 2008 with dinner starting at 6:00 p.m and the movie at 7:00 p.m. After the buffet meal, guests will enjoy this months feature presentation, the 1998 movie […]

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Cultural Events June 18 – 26, 2008

June 19, 2008 | By More
Cultural Events June 18 – 26, 2008

June 18 – Concert Midlife Crisis, “Classic Rock” 7:00p.m. Free. St. Johns County Pier Pavilion, St. Aug. Beach Info: 347-8007 http://www.staugbchcivicassoc.com

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Marker to celebrate Sanksville cemetery

June 19, 2008 | By More
Marker to celebrate Sanksville cemetery

The St. Johns County Historic Resources Review Board has announced their plans to Historic City News for a special ceremony on Friday, June 27, to celebrate the unveiling of a new state historical marker at Sanksville Cemetery in the Bakersville area.

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Vilano Beach Sea Turtle Patrol

June 18, 2008 | By More
Vilano Beach Sea Turtle Patrol

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 Reported by Sacha Martin There are now 17 loggerhead nests monitored by the Vilano Beach Sea Turtle Patrol, which covers an area of 2.6 miles from the Reef Restaurant to the Porpoise Point jetties.

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Merrill Paul Roland qualifies for office

June 18, 2008 | By More
Merrill Paul Roland qualifies for office

Historic City News learned that after today’s “Meet the Candidate” forum at the county auditorium, Merrill Paul Roland crossed the street and went to the Supervisor of Elections office.

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New Businesses through 06/15/2008

June 18, 2008 | By More
New Businesses through 06/15/2008

Begin Business Date: 06/09/2008 End Business Date: 06/15/2008 From the records of DENNIS W. HOLLINGSWORTH

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