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Archive for February, 2009

Local archaeologists to speak at meeting

February 27, 2009 | By | Comments More
Local archaeologists to speak at meeting

The St. Augustine Archaeological Association will commemorate Florida Archeology Month by presenting three local archaeologists speaking about recent projects in St. Johns County according to an announcement received by Historic City News today.

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Okaloosa County Sheriff removed from office

February 27, 2009 | By | Comments More
Okaloosa County Sheriff removed from office

Historic City News has been informed that Sheriff Charles W. Morris has been removed from office by executive order of the Governor today following the issuance of an arrest warrant by the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida on February 25th.

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Keepers Roast & Grog Fest this weekend

February 27, 2009 | By | Comments More
Keepers Roast & Grog Fest this weekend

In a report to Historic City News from Communications Director Jay Humphreys with the St. Augustine Visitors and Convention Bureau, we discovered many new weekend activities including the Keeper’s Roast & Grog Fest at the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum.

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Marine auction at Yacht Club

February 27, 2009 | By | Comments More
Marine auction at Yacht Club

Sacha Martin reported to Historic City News today that there will be a countywide marine auction Saturday, March 7th beginning at noon at the St. Augustine Yacht Club located at the lighthouse park.

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Cultural Events February 25 – March 5

February 27, 2009 | By | Comments More
Cultural Events February 25 – March 5

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

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Costeira new president: St. Johns Cultural Council

February 26, 2009 | By | Comments More
Costeira new president: St. Johns Cultural Council

Programming Coordinator Joy D’Elia reported to Historic City News today that the St. Johns Cultural Council has elected two new officers.

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Drug and weapons charges land man in jail

February 26, 2009 | By | Comments More
Drug and weapons charges land man in jail

Kevin Kelshaw reported to Historic City News this afternoon that a 43-year old St. Johns County man was arrested on several charges following the execution of a search warrant at his home early Wednesday evening.

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Limelight choreography and boys combat clinic

February 26, 2009 | By | Comments More
Limelight choreography and boys combat clinic

Historic City News has learned that the Limelight Theater will hold two Saturday clinics in March with instructors Sean Sacco and Jenniffer Dournaux.

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Robert Searle raid of 1668 re-enactment

February 26, 2009 | By | Comments More
Robert Searle raid of 1668 re-enactment

Funded in part by a grant from the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, Historic City News has learned that The “Sack of St. Augustine: Captain Robert Searle’s Raid of 1668” will be re-created; providing spectators with a close-up look at the horrors inflicted on the city’s residents by the real Pirates of the Caribbean.

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March is seagrass awareness month

February 26, 2009 | By | Comments More
March is seagrass awareness month

Governor Charlie Crist today marked the official opening of a new educational exhibit at The Florida Aquarium entitled Seagrass, a joint venture between the aquarium and The Ocean Foundation.

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Marriage Licenses through 02/22/2009

February 26, 2009 | By | Comments More
Marriage Licenses through 02/22/2009

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

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New Businesses through 02/22/2009

February 26, 2009 | By | Comments More
New Businesses through 02/22/2009

Begin Business Date: 02/16/2009 End Business Date: 02/22/2009 From the records of DENNIS W. HOLLINGSWORTH

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Airport welcomes US Customs office

February 25, 2009 | By | Comments More
Airport welcomes US Customs office

St. Augustine – St. Johns County Airport Media Representative Cindy Hollingsworth has reported to Historic City News that the St. Augustine Airport is pleased to welcome the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Services to our local airport.

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Flagler hosts local government conference

February 25, 2009 | By | Comments More
Flagler hosts local government conference

The Flagler College Public Administration Program has reported to Historic City News that they will be hosting the 2009 Conference for Local Government this Friday, February 27th at the Ringhaver Student Center.

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Saving history – Trinity Methodist

February 24, 2009 | By | Comments More
Saving history – Trinity Methodist

More presenters than congregation will gather March 7 at 7 p.m. in the continuing effort to save the historic Trinity United Methodist Church on Bridge Street according to information received by Historic City News from the City of St. Augustine’s Public Affairs communique “The St. Augustine Report”.

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If you haven’t got something good to say …

February 24, 2009 | By | Comments More
If you haven’t got something good to say …

Historic City News reporters watched in surprise as additional speaking time and a free “ParkNow” card was offered during the public comment period of Monday’s City Commission meeting.

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Nolan recognized by Governor

February 24, 2009 | By | Comments More
Nolan recognized by Governor

Historian David Nolan was honored last night with the Governor’s Points of Light Award, for his volunteer service to our city.

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Shoar addresses criminal justice cadets

February 24, 2009 | By | Comments More
Shoar addresses criminal justice cadets

St. Johns River Community College Criminal Justice Academy Director, Scott Lancaster, reported to Historic City News that St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar was the guest speaker at ceremonies held in Orange Park recognizing the academy’s recent graduates.

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Jacques Cousteau Day video available

February 24, 2009 | By | Comments More
Jacques Cousteau Day video available

William Freeman reported to Historic City News that a video of Jacques Cousteau, the world famous explorer, made during his 1985 visit to St. Augustine, is available as a free download on his website; booksonnet.com.

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Upcoming seminar and sailing races

February 24, 2009 | By | Comments More
Upcoming seminar and sailing races

Dan Floryan, Rear Commodore for Sail at the St Augustine Yacht Club, has announced a free seminar for the sailing public to Historic City News.

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City should let the market decide taxi fares

February 24, 2009 | By | Comments More
City should let the market decide taxi fares

I want to applaud the city commission for their unanimous decision to allow taxi cab operators in St. Augustine the option to establish their own method of calculating the fares they charge their customers.

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Commission to accept Zeidler as consultant

February 23, 2009 | By | Comments More
Commission to accept Zeidler as consultant

Historic City News reminds our readers that the St. Augustine City Commission will hold a regular meeting today at 5:00 p.m. in the Alcazar Room at City Hall, 75 King St.

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Hickox to be Communication Week speaker

February 22, 2009 | By | Comments More
Hickox to be Communication Week speaker

Multiple Emmy Award winning producer and director S. Bryan Hickox will be the keynote speaker when Flagler College’s Communication Department sponsors its fourth annual Communication Week entitled “‘Shaping Your Future” according to a news release received by Historic City News this week.

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Two arrested on drug trafficking charges

February 22, 2009 | By | Comments More
Two arrested on drug trafficking charges

Undercover deputies aided by confidential sources and assigned task force officers moved in on two suspected cocaine traffickers according to reports received by Historic City News.

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From foreclosure, housing opportunity

February 21, 2009 | By | Comments More
From foreclosure, housing opportunity

County Housing & Community Services Director Tom Crawford reported to Historic City News that he hopes for 20-25 housing units to come out of the county’s $2.4 million portion of the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program that was funded last July.

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Retirement incentive program proposed

February 21, 2009 | By | Comments More
Retirement incentive program proposed

In an effort to meet the financial responsibilities of the City, an “employee retirement incentive” program will be considered by our City Commission in it’s regular session Monday according to an update received by Historic City News yesterday.

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TDC relocating offices

February 20, 2009 | By | Comments More
TDC relocating offices

Historic City News has learned that the Tourist Development Council staff is in the process of moving their offices to the new County Administration Building.

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City utilitiy customers can get free parking

February 20, 2009 | By | Comments More
City utilitiy customers can get free parking

Historic City News has learned that ParkNow Cards will be given to the first 500 customers who pay their utility bill in person during the month of March.

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Stations of the Cross restoration completed

February 20, 2009 | By | Comments More
Stations of the Cross restoration completed

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine reported to Historic City News today that since early September of last year, the Stations of the Cross that adorn the walls of the Cathedral Basilica have not been in their usual places.

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County announces Employee of the Year

February 20, 2009 | By | Comments More
County announces Employee of the Year

St. Johns County reported to Historic City News that they held their annual Employee Award Ceremony on Friday. 187 employees were recognized for their milestone years of service and Nicole Jebbia was honored as the St. Johns County Employee of the Year.

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