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Archive for September, 2009

New Businesses through 09/27/2009

September 30, 2009 | By More
New Businesses through 09/27/2009

Begin Business Date: 09/21/2009 End Business Date: 09/27/2009 From the records of DENNIS W. HOLLINGSWORTH

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Vendor regulation topic of Thursday talk show

September 30, 2009 | By More
Vendor regulation topic of Thursday talk show

WJCT, reported to Historic City News that “First Coast Connect” producer Melissa Ross will discuss the controversy over vendor regulation in St. Augustine’s historic district and the Plaza de la Constitucion.

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12th Annual Greek Heritage Festival

September 30, 2009 | By More
12th Annual Greek Heritage Festival

Jay Humphreys, Communications Director for the St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & the Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau, announced to Historic City News the 12th Annual Greek Heritage festival.

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Guest column: Portrayals of black conservatives

September 30, 2009 | By More
Guest column: Portrayals of black conservatives

I am so sick of the Left being allowed to make the rules. Imagine the absurdity of a competition in which one side is allowed to set the rules against their opponent.

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Historic City Memories: Death of Francis Field

September 30, 2009 | By More
Historic City Memories: Death of Francis Field

This is another installment in a series of articles that Historic City News has been fortunate to receive permission to publish; taken from a collection of nostalgic memories recorded by Geoffrey B. Dobson.

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Final Judgments through 09/27/2009

September 29, 2009 | By More
Final Judgments through 09/27/2009

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

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Marriage Licenses Applications through 09/27/2009

September 29, 2009 | By More
Marriage Licenses Applications through 09/27/2009

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

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Firefighters for Families Community Day

September 29, 2009 | By More
Firefighters for Families Community Day

Join St. Johns County Fire-Rescue and Firefighters for Families for their annual Community Day at Station 10; which is located at 155 Library Blvd, next to the Ponte Vedra library.

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Colonial Arts and Crafts Fair

September 29, 2009 | By More
Colonial Arts and Crafts Fair

The City Department of Heritage Tourism reported to Historic City News that on Saturday, October 10th and Sunday, October 11th, the Colonial Spanish Quarter will open their doors as visitors are invited to enjoy the 21st Annual Colonial Arts and Crafts Fair.

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We once owned the Bridge of Lions

September 29, 2009 | By More
We once owned the Bridge of Lions

Historic City News learned in this week’s St. Augustine Report that for six years, the City of St. Augustine owned the Bridge of Lions.

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Improvements at Upchurch Park praised

September 29, 2009 | By More
Improvements at Upchurch Park praised

Two weeks after commissioners discussed filling in “the skateboard bowl”, Historic City News learned that the city’s efforts to address noise complaints have resulted in improvements.

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Historic market site for activity and vending

September 29, 2009 | By More
Historic market site for activity and vending

In order to protect and preserve the quality and historic and cultural ambiance of the historical sections of the downtown area, the City of St. Augustine reported to Historic City News the recent passage of three related ordinances.

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Holiday’s ancestors may have posed for statues

September 29, 2009 | By More
Holiday’s ancestors may have posed for statues

There is no Internet service for our readers to keep up-to-date with Historic City News on Easter Island — a Polynesian island found in the south east Pacific Ocean.

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Early morning accidents land two in jail

September 28, 2009 | By More
Early morning accidents land two in jail

Commander Barry Fox with the St. Augustine Police Department reported to Historic City News that this morning at approximately 1:45 a.m., officers responded to the report of a traffic accident at M. L. King Ave. at King St.

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Renee Morris: Boy, have we had a summer!

September 28, 2009 | By More
Renee Morris: Boy, have we had a summer!

As summer comes to a close and fall weather approaches, St. Francis House, St. Augustine’s only homeless shelter, is celebrating their 25th year of service for the homeless and needy in St. Johns County in the same 121 year old house.

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Columbia Restaurant Community Harvest

September 28, 2009 | By More
Columbia Restaurant Community Harvest

Troy Blevins, President of the St. Augustine Society, Inc., wants to remind Historic City News readers about the Community Harvest event that is being held throughout September, 2009.

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Auction and gala to benefit relocation fund

September 28, 2009 | By More
Auction and gala to benefit relocation fund

Ali Fulcher reported to Historic City News that an Arts and Crafts Gala and Silent Auction to benefit the St. Francis House Relocation Fund will be held on Saturday, October 17th.

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Horse advocates to address City Commission

September 28, 2009 | By More
Horse advocates to address City Commission

Coordinator Bryan Wilson reported to Historic City News that The Animal Rights Foundation of Florida will participate in a discussion of horse-drawn carriages at tonight’s St. Augustine City Commission meeting.

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Visit St. Augustine – on a budget

September 27, 2009 | By More
Visit St. Augustine – on a budget

Nepal, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Prague, London, Milan and Tokyo. Sadly enough, in these trying economic times excursions to international destinations like these happen only in dreams for most of us.

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Amtrak FEC corridor project on track

September 27, 2009 | By More
Amtrak FEC corridor project on track

City Commissioner Nancy Sikes-Kline reported to Historic City News that more than 100 resolutions and letters have been adopted by public and private organizations in support of the proposed east coast Amtrak FDOT passenger rail project.

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Pressure on Record publisher to cancel debt

September 26, 2009 | By More
Pressure on Record publisher to cancel debt

Historic City News learned Friday that Morris Publishing Group, LLC has agreed to the terms of a proposed restructuring agreement with the holders of over seventy-five percent of its outstanding senior subordinated notes.

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County equestrian center opening today

September 26, 2009 | By More
County equestrian center opening today

Cindy Norman reported to Historic City News that the St. Johns County Horse Council will hold the official opening of the St Johns County equestrian center today and the public is invited.

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Sweet: Forum on Government and Public Policy

September 26, 2009 | By More
Sweet: Forum on Government and Public Policy

Priscilla Proctor, Coordinator of College and Public Relations, reported to Historic City News that Lynn Sweet, Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times, will be the next speaker in the Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy.

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County Administrator discusses 2010 budget

September 26, 2009 | By More
County Administrator discusses 2010 budget

Tuesday the Board of County Commissioners adopted the final fiscal year 2010 budget of $611 million, a $47 million decrease from 2009 and a $122 million decrease since 2007.

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GOP Family Picnic tomorrow

September 25, 2009 | By More
GOP Family Picnic tomorrow

Republican State Committeeman Jon Woodard reminds all Historic City News readers about the GOP Family Picnic tomorrow that is being co-sponsored by the St. Johns County Republican Party and the Republican Club of Greater St. Augustine.

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Guest Column: Mis-Education of Americans

September 25, 2009 | By More
Guest Column: Mis-Education of Americans

In 1933, the father of African-American history, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, penned a book entitled, “Mis-Education of the Negro”.

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Masters Drive gets new humps

September 25, 2009 | By More
Masters Drive gets new humps

Historic City News cautions readers that if you have to travel Masters Drive, keep an eye on your speed or you and your vehicle will be in for a shock — a jolt from new asphalt speed humps.

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City Commission meets Monday night

September 25, 2009 | By More
City Commission meets Monday night

At Monday’s meeting, City Commissioners will consider advancing a state grant effort and approving a cost-share agreement with the St. Johns River Water Management district as funding is lined up for the Riberia Street improvement project.

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Street closings during Pink up the Pace event

September 25, 2009 | By More
Street closings during Pink up the Pace event

The City of St. Augustine reported to Historic City News that the inaugural run of the “Pink Up The Pace 5K” on Saturday, September 26th, will necessitate the closing of some streets and some intermittent traffic disruptions in the downtown area.

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U.S. Holocaust Museum staff director to speak

September 25, 2009 | By More
U.S. Holocaust Museum staff director to speak

Flagler College reported to Historic City News that Victoria Barnett, staff director of Church Relations at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will speak at Flagler College on Wednesday, September 30th.

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