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Archive for July, 2008

Deadly plane crash in St. Augustine

July 31, 2008 | By | Comments More
Deadly plane crash in St. Augustine

St. Johns Sheriff’s Office and Fire Rescue are on the scene of a general aviation aircraft crash at The St. Augustine Airport according to a breaking report from Sgt. Chuck Mulligan.

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Revising County Employee Health Insurance Plans

July 31, 2008 | By | Comments More
Revising County Employee Health Insurance Plans

County Administrator Michael Wanchick reported to Historic City News today that he is pleased with the actions of the County Commission to reform the Employee Health Insurance Plan; a move which Wanchick says “was a critical step for the County.”

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Cultural Events July 30 – August 14, 2008

July 31, 2008 | By | Comments More
Cultural Events July 30 – August 14, 2008

July 30 – Concert Out of Hand, “rock & roll, country” August 6: Jan Crawford & Gold Members, “soul & Motown” August 13: Murphy Murphy, “rock & roll, country” Free St. Johns County Pier Pavilion St. Augustine Beach Info: 904-347-8007 http://www.staugbchcivicassoc.com

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Things to do this weekend

July 31, 2008 | By | Comments More
Things to do this weekend

Jay Humphreys reported to Historic City News about upcoming events this weekend in the St. Augustine area.

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Pro Rodeo Event at the County Fairgrounds

July 31, 2008 | By | Comments More
Pro Rodeo Event at the County Fairgrounds

Ryan Dettra reports to Historic City News yesterday that The St. Johns County Fairgrounds will host a Pro Rodeo event August 15th and 16th.

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Events at Cathedral Basilica

July 30, 2008 | By | Comments More
Events at Cathedral Basilica

Christine McMillan reports to Historic City News that The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine has some exciting events coming up.

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Dolly Parton Imagination Library

July 30, 2008 | By | Comments More
Dolly Parton Imagination Library

The St. Johns County Public Library System is partnering with the Early Learning Coalition of Putnam and St. Johns Counties, St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce, St. Johns County Education Foundation and other community organizations to bring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to St. Johns County.

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Stab victim dies at hospital

July 30, 2008 | By | Comments More
Stab victim dies at hospital

In a breaking story reported to Historic City News this morning, Sgt. Chuck Mulligan, Public Information Officer for The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, reports that a man has died following a stabbing incident that occurred last night.

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City finalizes dates for budget workshop

July 29, 2008 | By | Comments More
City finalizes dates for budget workshop

City Finalizes Dates for Budget Workshop and Hearings In an announcement received by Historic City News this morning, The City of St. Augustine has announced the dates for its workshops and hearings regarding the 2008-2009 city budget.

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Last two “Politics in St. Johns” events

July 29, 2008 | By | Comments More
Last two “Politics in St. Johns” events

Tara Howard with the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce has requested Historic City News to extend an invitation to attend this evening’s Politics in St. Johns event for St. Augustine & South Beaches.

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Abduction and beating on west side

July 29, 2008 | By | Comments More
Abduction and beating on west side

Sgt. Chuck Mulligan has reported to Historic City Media that detectives with the Sheriff’s Office Special Victims’ Unit are investigating the abduction and beating of a 48-year old Flagler County woman that occured early this morning.

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County recruits potential foster parents

July 29, 2008 | By | Comments More
County recruits potential foster parents

Historic City News was informed this morning that the St. Johns County Family Integrity Program is inviting individuals and couples to two upcoming foster parent events.

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St. Augustine’s 443rd birthday celebration

July 29, 2008 | By | Comments More
St. Augustine’s 443rd birthday celebration

The City of St. Augustine’s Birthday is one of the most exciting times of the year. The celebration grows each year and this year includes three full days of special events according to an updated press release to Historic City News from Cathy DuPont in the Office of Public Affairs.

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Gennusa holds live Town Hall meetings

July 29, 2008 | By | Comments More
Gennusa holds live Town Hall meetings

In an announcement to Historic City News, Anne Marie Gennusa, a candidate for St. Johns County Judge, Group 1 announced that she will hold Live Town Hall meetings via a free conference call with St John’s Voters.

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Cultural Events July 23 – 31, 2008

July 25, 2008 | By | Comments More
Cultural Events July 23 – 31, 2008

July 23 – Lecture Transcendental Meditation introductory lecture. Increases creativity, intelligence, happiness. 7:30p.m. Graphics Ink Design Studio 835-c Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine Info: 826-3838

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FREE Parenting Classes

July 25, 2008 | By | Comments More
FREE Parenting Classes

The St. Johns County Health and Human Services Department invites the public to join them for parenting classes, conveniently offered at a variety of times in several locations.

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Teen Financial Literacy Series

July 25, 2008 | By | Comments More
Teen Financial Literacy Series

The St. Johns County Public Library System is teaming up with local organizations to offer a FREE Teen Financial Literacy Series according to information received by Historic City News earlier this week.

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Marriage Licenses through 07/20/2008

July 25, 2008 | By | Comments More
Marriage Licenses through 07/20/2008

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

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New Businesses through 07/20/2008

July 25, 2008 | By | Comments More
New Businesses through 07/20/2008

Begin Business Date: 07/13/2008 End Business Date: 07/20/2008 From the records of DENNIS W. HOLLINGSWORTH

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Sexual predator moves to county

July 25, 2008 | By | Comments More
Sexual predator moves to county

Kevin Kelshaw, Media Relations Officer for the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, has informed Historic City News that Justin Erin McDowell is now living at 2391 U.S. 1 South, Lot #20, in St Augustine. In accordance with 775.21 F.S., this news release serves as public notification that the Sheriff’s Office has been given information that […]

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Go and Do this Friday, Saturday and Sunday

July 25, 2008 | By | Comments More
Go and Do this Friday, Saturday and Sunday

For more information on events and activities in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches, contact the Visitors and Convention Bureau at 904.829.1711. Friday, Saturday and Sunday: July 25th through 27th

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City celebrates birthday with 1565 re-enactment

July 25, 2008 | By | Comments More
City celebrates birthday with 1565 re-enactment

A re-enactment of the 1565 landing of St. Augustine’s founder, Don Pedro Menendez, a Thanksgiving Feast and a living history timeline will be among the highlights of the City of St. Augustine’s 443rd Birthday Celebration according to an announcement received by Historic City News from Jay Humphreys; Communications Director of the Visitors and Convention Bureau.

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Charter government special presentation

July 24, 2008 | By | Comments More
Charter government special presentation

Historic City News was informed that the St Augustine Rod & Gun Club will be hosting a special meeting for the purpose of informing members and their guests about the provisions of charter government.

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Council surveys candidates on arts and culture

July 23, 2008 | By | Comments More
Council surveys candidates on arts and culture

St. Johns County Cultural Council, Inc., a local nonprofit organization and Local Arts Agency for greater St. Johns County, will circulate the first ever Arts & Culture Survey to county and city commission candidates according to an announcement received by Historic City News.

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Commissioners cease action on fire MSBU

July 22, 2008 | By | Comments More
Commissioners cease action on fire MSBU

The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday to cease action on the proposed Fire Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU).

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Blackwater Sol Revue and JJ Grey & Mofro

July 22, 2008 | By | Comments More
Blackwater Sol Revue and JJ Grey & Mofro

According to plans announced to Historic city.com this afternnon, by speakers in behalh St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners. though Karen Pan, Florida Favorites JJ GREY & MOFRO Host Second Annual BLACKWATER SOL REVUE at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 30th.

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London: President of travel and tourism chapter

July 22, 2008 | By | Comments More
London: President of travel and tourism chapter

In an announcement received by Historic City News late yesterday afternoon from Jay Humphreys, Communications Director with The St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau, we were notified that Brian London, research manager for the St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau, has been elected president of […]

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Crime Stoppers begins “text tips” program

July 18, 2008 | By | Comments More
Crime Stoppers begins “text tips” program

In a media update received by Historic City News this afternoon, Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida announced that June 15th marked the start of their new Text Messages program. These “text tips” from cell phones are part of Crime Stoppers anonymous tipster program in St Johns, Volusia, Flagler, and Putnam counties.

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Starbucks store closings announced

July 18, 2008 | By | Comments More
Starbucks store closings announced

On July 1, 2008, Starbucks will close approximately 600 company-operated stores in the U.S. beginning this month and continuing through the first half of fiscal year 2009. According to a listing received by Historic City News from Starbucks yesterday, only the CR 210 store at Nature Walk is including in the first round of cuts.

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Vilano Boat Ramp Dredging Project

July 18, 2008 | By | Comments More
Vilano Boat Ramp Dredging Project

Yesterday, it was announced to Historic City News that the Vilano Beach Boat Ramp will be under construction between July 23 and October 6, 2008, for a project to dredge the boat ramp’s turning basin and access channel.

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