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Archive for November, 2008

Sunday Village Market opens in December

November 30, 2008 | By | Comments More
Sunday Village Market opens in December

Historic City News has learned that downtown St. Augustine finally has a produce & crafts market according to a report from Cash S. McVay.

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Why does editorial cartoon cause layoff?

November 30, 2008 | By | Comments More
Why does editorial cartoon cause layoff?

Last week, Ed Hall, who has spent the last twenty years building a reputation as an editorial cartoonist with bite, was “temporarily suspended” due to a controversy over a cartoon that appeared in The St. Augustine Record.

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Marriage Licenses through 11/30/2008

November 29, 2008 | By | Comments More
Marriage Licenses through 11/30/2008

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

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Holiday entertainment begins this weekend

November 29, 2008 | By | Comments More
Holiday entertainment begins this weekend

Communications Director Jay Humphreys with the St. Augustine Visitors and Convention Bureau has reported to Historic City News several special events for this weekend that may be of interest to our readers.

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Luminary Night returns to lighthouse

November 29, 2008 | By | Comments More
Luminary Night returns to lighthouse

The St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum will take on a special holiday glow when its traditional Luminary Night returns on Wednesday, December 3rd according to an announcement received by Historic City News this week.

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City Commission holds organizational meeting

November 25, 2008 | By | Comments More
City Commission holds organizational meeting

The City of St. Augustine has notified Historic City News that the newly elected city commissioners will take the oath of office at the December 1st meeting.

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New Businesses through 11/23/2008

November 25, 2008 | By | Comments More
New Businesses through 11/23/2008

Begin Business Date: 11/17/2008 End Business Date: 11/23/2008 From the records of DENNIS W. HOLLINGSWORTH

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County Recreation and Parks events

November 25, 2008 | By | Comments More
County Recreation and Parks events

The St. Johns County Recreation and Parks Department reported to Historic City News that they have many exciting activities going on this season.

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Grande Illumination – British Night Watch

November 25, 2008 | By | Comments More
Grande Illumination – British Night Watch

Historic City News has learned that St. Augustine’s British heritage will be celebrated in grand style on December 5th and 6th when British Night Watch and Grande Illumination return to the Oldest City; according to an announcement from Visitors and Convention Bureau Communications Director, Jay Humphreys.

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Marriage Licenses through 11/23/2008

November 23, 2008 | By | Comments More
Marriage Licenses through 11/23/2008

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

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Do we need the Federal Reserve System?

November 22, 2008 | By | Comments More
Do we need the Federal Reserve System?

November 22nd was declared “End the Fed” day by a group of bloggers who support the passage of Representative Ron Paul’s legislation which would repeal the Federal Reserve Act — thereby putting an end to the Federal Reserve System; H.R. 2755.

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2008 Nutcracker Tour of Homes

November 22, 2008 | By | Comments More
2008 Nutcracker Tour of Homes

Historic City News has learned that the Neighborhoods of World Golf Village will hold their annual Nutcracker Tour of Homes, planned for Nov. 28th -Dec. 7th.

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Utility Department honored

November 22, 2008 | By | Comments More
Utility Department honored

Historic City News learned from Bill Young last week that the St. Johns County Utility Department has been recognized with two national and regional level awards.

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Winter Wonderland returns

November 22, 2008 | By | Comments More
Winter Wonderland returns

Historic City News learned that winter’s icy chill will return to Florida’s Anastasia Island when Winter Wonderland opens November 21 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre according to Communications Director Jay Humphreys, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau.

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52nd Fall Art and Craft Festival

November 22, 2008 | By | Comments More
52nd Fall Art and Craft Festival

Jay Humphreys with the St. Augustine Visitors and Convention Bureau reported to Historic City News that the 52nd and largest edition of one of the Southeast’s favorite art and craft extravaganzas returns to St. Augustine on Thanksgiving Weekend, November 29-30.

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County offices closed for Thanksgiving

November 22, 2008 | By | Comments More
County offices closed for Thanksgiving

Karen Pan reported to Historic City News that all departments of the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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Miner leaves position at CSX

November 20, 2008 | By | Comments More
Miner leaves position at CSX

Historic City News contacted Commissioner Mark Miner this morning to discuss the demands of his new seat on the St. Johns County Board of Commissioners and his employment with CSX.

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Shelter benefits from forum’s generosity

November 20, 2008 | By | Comments More
Shelter benefits from forum’s generosity

Last month, Historic City News reported on members of a local discussion forum (http://www.plazabum.com) who created a humorous cap that poked fun at the name-calling of a disbarred lawyer who currently makes St. Augustine his home. (SEE “Local forum sparks humorous retort” October 28, 2008).

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Cultural Events November 19 – November 27

November 19, 2008 | By | Comments More
Cultural Events November 19 – November 27

Please call ahead, as changing weather conditions may affect some events.

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Friday: Adoption Day Event

November 19, 2008 | By | Comments More
Friday: Adoption Day Event

Historic City News has been asked to invite all current and prospective foster and adoptive families to the 5th annual Adoption Day Event sponsored by the St. Johns County Family Integrity Program.

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Food for Fines starts today at library

November 19, 2008 | By | Comments More
Food for Fines starts today at library

The St. Johns County Public Library System appreciates continual support from the community, and this holiday season the Library is giving back to the community by helping stock the shelves of a local food bank according to an announcement received by Historic City News.

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County Fair tops weekend entertainment list

November 19, 2008 | By | Comments More
County Fair tops weekend entertainment list

Communications Director Jay Humphreys with the St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau has reported to Historic City News several special events for this weekend that may be of interest to our readers.

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New Businesses through 11/16/2008

November 19, 2008 | By | Comments More
New Businesses through 11/16/2008

Begin Business Date: 11/10/2008 End Business Date: 11/16/2008 From the records of DENNIS W. HOLLINGSWORTH

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Davis Shores Neighborhood Park groundbreaking

November 18, 2008 | By | Comments More
Davis Shores Neighborhood Park groundbreaking

Historic City News is pleased to announce that members of the St. Augustine City Commission will lead a groundbreaking ceremony to officially mark the start of construction of the city’s newest park, the Davis Shores Neighborhood Park.

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County Commissioners sworn into office

November 18, 2008 | By | Comments More
County Commissioners sworn into office

The new county auditorium was full as Historic City News and others watched two new members and one re-elected incumbent of the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners sworn into office this morning.

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Sheriff stresses murder case not closed yet

November 18, 2008 | By | Comments More
Sheriff stresses murder case not closed yet

“You get one bite at the apple”, Sheriff David Shoar said in an interview today with Historic City News.

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Lightsey sought on murder charges

November 18, 2008 | By | Comments More
Lightsey sought on murder charges

UPDATE: Shortly after 10:00 a.m. today, Benjamin Colenn Lightsey, 30, 541 N. Horseshoe Rd., turned himself in with his attorney. He was charged with first degree murder and was booked into the County Jail where he is being held without bond.

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FPL files proposal with PSC

November 17, 2008 | By | Comments More
FPL files proposal with PSC

Historic City News has learned that Juno Beach based Florida Power & Light Company filed proposals today with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) that would lower the typical residential customer bill in 2009

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Board and Committee Vacancies 11/2008

November 17, 2008 | By | Comments More
Board and Committee Vacancies 11/2008

St. Johns County is currently accepting applications for the following Board and Committee vacancies:

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Wii Golf Tournament

November 17, 2008 | By | Comments More
Wii Golf Tournament

THE PLAYERS Community Senior Center in Ponte Vedra Beach will be hosting a special Wii Golf Tournament on Friday, November 21, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm according an announcement received by Historic City News this weekend.

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