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Archive for June, 2009

Crist signs water management bill

June 30, 2009 | By | Comments More
Crist signs water management bill

Historic City News has learned that a measure allowing managers of the five water management districts to approve permits without a formal governing board vote became law on Tuesday over the objections of environmentalists.

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Welcoming visitors with a rip-off?

June 30, 2009 | By | Comments More
Welcoming visitors with a rip-off?

Avoiding the image of a “tourist trap” is not always easy; especially in a town known worldwide for tourism.

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Couple’s death of apparent natural causes

June 29, 2009 | By | Comments More
Couple’s death of apparent natural causes

Kevin Kelshaw reported to Historic City News this afternoon that the elderly St. Johns County couple who were found dead in their Treasure Beach home Sunday morning, apparently died of natural causes.

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Fireworks Over The Matanzas – quick facts

June 29, 2009 | By | Comments More
Fireworks Over The Matanzas – quick facts

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Teen Financial Literacy Series continues

June 29, 2009 | By | Comments More
Teen Financial Literacy Series continues

The St. Johns County Public Library System reported to Historic City News that they are teaming up with the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants to offer another installment of the FREE Teen Financial Literacy Series.

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Independence Day Holiday 2009

June 29, 2009 | By | Comments More
Independence Day Holiday 2009

Historic City News has received notices from several government offices regarding their closing schedule this week.

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Congressman Putnam hosts local meeting

June 29, 2009 | By | Comments More
Congressman Putnam hosts local meeting

Historic City News was there when Congressman Adam Putnam, now a candidate for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, hosted a breakfast meeting for citizens and supporters at the St. Augustine Skeet Club.

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Take Pictures of Fourth of July Fireworks

June 28, 2009 | By | Comments More
Take Pictures of Fourth of July Fireworks

Night photography can present challenges, but taking great pictures of fireworks is easy.

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Arrest made in death of local child

June 26, 2009 | By | Comments More
Arrest made in death of local child

Kevin Kelshaw reported to Historic City News that detectives with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Robbery Homicide Unit have arrested a 30-year old St. Johns County man today on a charges of negligent manslaughter and neglect of a child.

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Auglink customers now serviced by Old City

June 26, 2009 | By | Comments More
Auglink customers now serviced by Old City

Maurice Morissette, President of Auglink Communications, Inc., notified the business’s Internet subscribers that this was the final week of the company’s 15 year history in St. Augustine.

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REV UP FOR THE RACE event at Flagler

June 25, 2009 | By | Comments More
REV UP FOR THE RACE event at Flagler

Bethany Fessenden extended to Historic City News readers an invitation to join NASCAR driver and Flagler Alum Scott Lagasse’ Jr. of Americas Incredible Pizza/CJM Racing for a special local event.

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OPUS 39 Restaurant & Food Gallery

June 25, 2009 | By | Comments More
OPUS 39 Restaurant & Food Gallery

OPUS 39 Restaurant & Food Gallery

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The Tasting Room Restaurant

June 25, 2009 | By | Comments More
The Tasting Room Restaurant

The Tasting Room Contemporary Spanish Restaurant

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Greek Landing Day this weekend

June 25, 2009 | By | Comments More
Greek Landing Day this weekend

Communications Director Jay Humphreys with the St. Augustine Visitors and Convention Bureau updated Historic City News on this weekend’s entertainment events including the Greek Landing Day celebration.

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Cultural Events June 25 – July 2

June 25, 2009 | By | Comments More
Cultural Events June 25 – July 2

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

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Spanish students restore Flagler College murals

June 25, 2009 | By | Comments More
Spanish students restore Flagler College murals

Liz Daube reported to Historic City News that students from St. Augustine’s sister city – Aviles, Spain – are getting a chance to use their art restoration skills on Flagler College’s historic dining hall this summer.

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Governor expands access to public information

June 25, 2009 | By | Comments More
Governor expands access to public information

Historic City News has confirmed that Governor Charlie Crist vetoed two bills Wednesday that would have created new exemptions to the public records law.

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Proctor sponsored insurance bill gets veto

June 24, 2009 | By | Comments More
Proctor sponsored insurance bill gets veto

In a statement received by Historic City News from St. Augustine Representative William Proctor today, Proctor said an idea that was brought to him by a retired National Guard helicopter pilot failed to receive the Governor’s approval.

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New Businesses through 06/21/2009

June 24, 2009 | By | Comments More
New Businesses through 06/21/2009

Begin Business Date: 06/15/2009 End Business Date: 06/21/2009 From the records of DENNIS W. HOLLINGSWORTH

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Marriage Licenses through 06/21/2009

June 24, 2009 | By | Comments More
Marriage Licenses through 06/21/2009

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

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Volunteers for beach cleanup sought

June 24, 2009 | By | Comments More
Volunteers for beach cleanup sought

Keepers of the Coast, a local non-profit organization dedicated to promoting coastal stewardship and conservation, reported to Historic City News that they are recruiting volunteers for the 1st annual “Morning After” Beach Clean-Up.

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2009 Tourism Employees of the Year

June 24, 2009 | By | Comments More
2009 Tourism Employees of the Year

Historic City News was informed today that Henrietta Wilson (left), a server at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, and Lynda Brown, a history teller at St. Augustine’s Old Jail, have been named as St. Johns County’s “2009 Tourism Employees of the Year”.

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Are we collecting ALL of the bed tax?

June 24, 2009 | By | Comments More
Are we collecting ALL of the bed tax?

Internet travel companies are coming under scrutiny by a growing number of cities, counties and states over issues surrounding the collection of bed taxes and sales taxes.

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City authorizes plaza artists settlement

June 23, 2009 | By | Comments More
City authorizes plaza artists settlement

Attorneys for four Plaza artists, who recently won a temporary injunction in federal court against the city’s ban on selling visual art, have offered to settle that case for $52,000 in attorneys’ fees and $2,500 in “nominal damages” for each plaintiff.

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Wendler lawsuit dropped

June 23, 2009 | By | Comments More
Wendler lawsuit dropped

City Attorney Ron Brown notified city commissioners near the end of last night’s meeting that the lawsuit brought by developer Donna Wendler has been dismissed by mutual consent.

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Florida lawyers start foreclosure defense bar

June 23, 2009 | By | Comments More
Florida lawyers start foreclosure defense bar

A group of Florida lawyers are trying to get the word out to homeowners that they don’t have to simply give up if they are faced with losing their homes.

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Hillsborough Elections Supervisor found dead

June 23, 2009 | By | Comments More
Hillsborough Elections Supervisor found dead

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Renaissance Hotel, 500 Legacy Trail, World Golf Village, at 9:00 a.m. this morning regarding a guest who had not arrived at a scheduled meeting.

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Traffic to be redirected on West King Street

June 23, 2009 | By | Comments More
Traffic to be redirected on West King Street

Project Manager Nick Perpich in the St. Johns County Engineering Division reported to Historic City News that the traffic pattern along the West King Street construction is going to be redirected next week.

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No decision on Fish Island marina

June 22, 2009 | By | Comments More
No decision on Fish Island marina

Historic City News watched as lawyers; for the city, city commissioners who are lawyers, and a hired attorney representing County Commissioner Ken Bryan and others, debated the settlement proposed by Fish Island development.

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Apartment fire quickly contained

June 22, 2009 | By | Comments More
Apartment fire quickly contained

Jeremy Robshaw reported to Historic City News this afternoon that shortly before lunch, St. Johns County Fire Rescue responded to a commercial structure fire at Moultrie Apartments; 2250 Old Moultrie Rd.

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