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Archive for May, 2009

Alabama man arrested at Guana parking lot

May 30, 2009 | By | Comments More
Alabama man arrested at Guana parking lot

Kevin Kelshaw reported to Historic City News that a 40-year old Alabama man was arrested on a host of charges following an incident in the 1600 block of South Ponte Vedra Blvd. at the North Guana parking lot late Thursday morning.

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Library wins award for best website in Florida

May 30, 2009 | By | Comments More
Library wins award for best website in Florida

Library Director Debra Rhodes Gibson reported to Historic City News that the St. Johns County Public Library System was recognized this month by the Florida Library Association for having the best public library website in the state of Florida.

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Flagler students win leadership grant

May 30, 2009 | By | Comments More
Flagler students win leadership grant

Liz Daube reported to Historic City News that the Flagler College Students In Free Enterprise team has received the Jenzabar Foundation’s 2009 Student Leadership Award grant.

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Free nutrition and stress reduction classes

May 30, 2009 | By | Comments More
Free nutrition and stress reduction classes

Historic City News has learned that the St. Johns County Mental Health and the St. Johns County Public Library System are teaming up to offer free nutrition and stress reduction technique classes for children and parents.

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Sexual predator: Bradley David Ayres

May 30, 2009 | By | Comments More
Sexual predator: Bradley David Ayres

In accordance with Florida State Statute 775.21, this news release has been provided to Historic City News and will serve as public notification that the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office has been given information that a person judged to be a sexual predator is now residing within St. Johns County.

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Driving restrictions at Porpoise Point

May 30, 2009 | By | Comments More
Driving restrictions at Porpoise Point

St. Johns County Recreation and Parks reported to Historic City News yesterday that a portion of Porpoise Point will be closed to vehicles.

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Future of local daily newspaper in doubt

May 30, 2009 | By | Comments More
Future of local daily newspaper in doubt

Another extension of the February 1st due date to make nearly $10 million in interest payments has been granted to Morris Publishing Group LLC by its lenders according to a report received by Historic City News this week.

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Officers shoot man in Crescent Beach

May 29, 2009 | By | Comments More
Officers shoot man in Crescent Beach

Kevin Kelshaw reported to Historic City News last night that the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office was on the scene of a police involved shooting in Crescent Beach.

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Grassroots issues face commission June 8

May 28, 2009 | By | Comments More
Grassroots issues face commission June 8

Historic City News has learned that the Plaza, historic district architectural style, and the Fish Island dock are likely candidates for our City Commission’s regular meeting June 8.

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Building and billboards on PZB agenda

May 28, 2009 | By | Comments More
Building and billboards on PZB agenda

Historic City News has learned that the Flagler Model Land Neighborhood Association will have a chance to air its concerns – height and closeness to the street – when our Planning and Zoning Board (PZB) looks at Flagler College’s plans for a new building on Carrera Street.

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Riberia Street improvement project

May 28, 2009 | By | Comments More
Riberia Street improvement project

Lincolnville residents have a lot of concerns about the long-awaited Riberia Street improvement project, and now they’ll be able to track plans and progress on the city’s website according to the St. Augustine Report this week.

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Another entertaining weekend in store

May 28, 2009 | By | Comments More
Another entertaining weekend in store

Communications Director Jay Humphreys with the St. Augustine Visitors and Convention Bureau updated Historic City News on this weekend’s entertainment events including the 1st Annual Victory Cruise for the Cause.

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Cultural Events May 27 – June 4

May 28, 2009 | By | Comments More
Cultural Events May 27 – June 4

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

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Flagler faculty featured in art exhibition

May 28, 2009 | By | Comments More
Flagler faculty featured in art exhibition

Media Specialist Liz Daube reported to Historic City News that two Flagler College professors are part of “Florida Contemporary,” a new Naples Museum of Art exhibit representing 50 photographers and painters from around the state.

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Property insurance premiums to rise

May 28, 2009 | By | Comments More
Property insurance premiums to rise

Gov. Charlie Crist quietly signed legislation yesterday that will start Florida back on the path to higher property insurance premiums after what some argued was a failed experiment with artificially low rates in the wake of monster hurricane seasons.

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CMSJ solicits community feedback

May 28, 2009 | By | Comments More
CMSJ solicits community feedback

Paul K. Williamson and Christine Chapman reported to Historic City News that The Children’s Museum of St. Johns recently began an in-depth community assessment.

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Pier Access Closed until Saturday

May 28, 2009 | By | Comments More
Pier Access Closed until Saturday

St. Johns County beach access on the south side of the St. Augustine Pier is closed for repairs, effective immediately, to repair steps damaged from high tides due to recent weather.

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Considering working at home?

May 27, 2009 | By | Comments More
Considering working at home?

In addition to editing Historic City News, I wear several other hats.

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County Town Hall Meetings

May 27, 2009 | By | Comments More
County Town Hall Meetings

St. Johns County Administrator Michael D. Wanchick informed Historic City News that he is hosting a series of “State of the County” Town Hall meetings June 9th -18th to discuss the County’s budget.

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New Businesses through 05/24/2009

May 27, 2009 | By | Comments More
New Businesses through 05/24/2009

Begin Business Date: 05/18/2009 End Business Date: 05/24/2009 From the records of DENNIS W. HOLLINGSWORTH

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Marriage Licenses through 05/24/2009

May 27, 2009 | By | Comments More
Marriage Licenses through 05/24/2009

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

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Joint Workshop to be held

May 26, 2009 | By | Comments More
Joint Workshop to be held

Historic City News was notified that the St. Augustine City Commission and the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners will meet in a joint workshop on Wednesday, June 3rd.

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Autopsy results pending in weekend drowning

May 26, 2009 | By | Comments More
Autopsy results pending in weekend drowning

Historic City News is awaiting the results of the autopsy by District Medical Examiner, Dr. Terrence Steiner in order to report a positive identification and cause of death of the victim of an apparent drowning over the weekend.

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Public safety and county budgets

May 24, 2009 | By | Comments More
Public safety and county budgets

In an editorial that appeared in the Charlotte Sun yesterday, the newspaper’s staff took the position that their county commission should force Charlotte County Sheriff William Cameron’s hand with regard to his proposed annual budget.

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Swimmer missing at Matanzas Inlet

May 24, 2009 | By | Comments More
Swimmer missing at Matanzas Inlet

Kevin Kelshaw reported to Historic City News that at this hour the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, along with County Marine Rescue personnel, are searching the ocean near the Matanzas Inlet for a missing swimmer.

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Garden Gathering at Eddie Vickers Park

May 23, 2009 | By | Comments More
Garden Gathering at Eddie Vickers Park

Cash McVay reminded Historic City News that there is a Garden Gathering at Eddie Vickers Park scheduled for this Sunday, May 24th from 10:00 a.m. until noon.

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Flagler College Spring Tea

May 23, 2009 | By | Comments More
Flagler College Spring Tea

Media Specialist Liz Daube reported to Historic City News that nearly 60 women visited Markland House to attend the sixth annual Flagler College Spring Tea.

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Get Golf Ready in 5 Days

May 22, 2009 | By | Comments More
Get Golf Ready in 5 Days

Two upcoming programs at St. Johns Golf Club are aimed at bringing new adults into the game of golf in fast, fun and affordable ways according to an announcement received by Historic City News today.

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Roads still closed due to flooding

May 22, 2009 | By | Comments More
Roads still closed due to flooding

Historic City News has learned that as of Friday morning at 11:00, two St. Johns County roadways remain closed due to flooding.

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Vilano Beach 5K Run

May 22, 2009 | By | Comments More
Vilano Beach 5K Run

Sacha Martin, Secretary of the North Shores Improvement Association reported to Historic City News that the 2nd Annual 5k Run/Walk over the scenic Vilano Beach Bridge will be held next week.

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