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Archive for March, 2010

Easter weekend entertainment

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Easter weekend entertainment

St. Augustine Visitors and Convention Bureau Communications Director Jay Humphreys announced the following weekend entertainment activities to the local St. Augustine news desk at Historic City News; including a host of Easter weekend activities.

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Freedom Trail Tour with David Nolan

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Freedom Trail Tour with David Nolan

Gwendolyn Duncan, President of the 40th ACCORD, Inc., told Historic City News in St. Augustine that her organization will sponsor a Freedom Trail Tour on the red Sightseeing Train with local historian David Nolan as guide.

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Writers-In-Residence hosts Christopher Buckley

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Writers-In-Residence hosts Christopher Buckley

Flagler’s Writers-In-Residence program will host poet Christopher Buckley on Friday, April 16th at 5:00 p.m. in the Gamache-Koger Theater of the Ringhaver Student Center, 50 Sevilla St.

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Government offices close for holiday and furloughs

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Government offices close for holiday and furloughs

Local government offices will be closed for the Easter holiday.

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March 31: The Battle of Escolta Island

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March 31: The Battle of Escolta Island

Don Juan Márquez Cabrera, royal governor of Florida from 1680 – 1687, receives warning from Havana in late February, 1683 that French and English buccaneers from New Providence, in the Bahamas, intend to attack the presidio of San Agustín (present-day St. Augustine, FL).

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2010 Sea Turtle Education Festival

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2010 Sea Turtle Education Festival

Tara Dodson reported that Keepers of the Coast are preparing to host their 4th annual Sea Turtle Education Festival, according to an announcement received from Tara Dodson by local news reporters at Historic City News in St. Augustine.

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Thieves steal as much as $10,000 in copper

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Thieves steal as much as $10,000 in copper

The local St. Augustine news desk has learned that Friday morning, Police Officer Jessica Pedonti responded to a business on SR-312 to investigate the theft of construction materials.

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Property worth over $4000 stolen during burglary

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Property worth over $4000 stolen during burglary

The local St. Augustine news desk has learned that Sunday evening, Police Officer William Protami responded to a residence on Atlantic Avenue to investigate a residential burglary.

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The Great St. Augustine Fire of 2010

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The Great St. Augustine Fire of 2010

Late one night, when we were all in bed, Mrs. O’Leary lit a lantern in the shed. Her cow kicked it over, Then winked her eye and said, “There’ll be a hot time in the old town tonight!”

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Flagler presents former Post columnist Raspberry

March 30, 2010 | By | Comments More
Flagler presents former Post columnist Raspberry

Historic City News St. Augustine news reporters learned that William Raspberry, a former columnist for the Washington Post, will be the last speaker in the 2009-2010 Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy.

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Road to Freedom: African-Americans in Florida

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Road to Freedom: African-Americans in Florida

On May 18th, the academic program series entitled “Discover First America; Legacies of La Florida” will present “Road to Freedom; African-Americans in Florida” featuring Derek Boyd Hankerson and James Bullock; celebrating the Quincentennial of Ponce de Leon’s Landing in Florida.

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Letter to the Editor: Thrasher on Education

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Letter to the Editor: Thrasher on Education

Legislative Assistant, Kay Rousseau forwarded the following letter from Senator John Thrasher for publication to Historic City News readers.

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Final Judgments through 3/25/2010

March 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
Final Judgments through 3/25/2010

The information contained in this report is taken from sources deemed reliable; the accuracy and completeness of which Historic City News does not control and cannot guarantee. The original public records are on file with the St. Johns County Clerk of Court and should be consulted before taking any action.

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 3/28/2010

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 3/28/2010

The information contained in this report is taken from sources deemed reliable; the accuracy and completeness of which Historic City News does not control and cannot guarantee. The original public records are on file with the St. Johns County Clerk of Court and should be consulted before taking any action.

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New Businesses through 03/28/2010

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New Businesses through 03/28/2010

The information contained in this report is taken from sources deemed reliable; the accuracy and completeness of which Historic City News does not control and cannot guarantee. The original public records are on file with the St. Johns County Tax Collector and should be consulted before taking any action.

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New Entrance to St. Johns County Courthouse

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New Entrance to St. Johns County Courthouse

Karen Pan reported to Historic City News that due to ongoing Courthouse renovations, the Richard O. Watson Judicial Center in St. Johns County will experience two changes affecting public access.

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Suspicious car investigation lands two in jail

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Suspicious car investigation lands two in jail

The local St. Augustine news desk has learned that Friday afternoon, Police Sergeant Richard Warner responded to the Sunoco Gas Station located on US-1 South to investigate a suspicious vehicle and its occupants.

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Channel closed starting this morning

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Channel closed starting this morning

The Matanzas River channel is scheduled to be completely closed to all marine traffic from 8:00 a.m. this morning, Monday, March 29th, until 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 3rd.

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Traffic plan for Easter Parade this Sunday

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Traffic plan for Easter Parade this Sunday

In 1957, local St. Augustine news reporters covered the first “Parade of Horses and Carriages” as part of a citywide Easter festival — a major event then, as it is now, for Historic City News readers.

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Vilano Beach icon passes: Mary Kate Hopping

March 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
Vilano Beach icon passes: Mary Kate Hopping

Mary Kate (Mary Kay) Lollar Hopping, born in 1923 to Hugh L. Lollar and Pearl Murray Lollar in Wayne, Okla., formerly of Aurora, Ind., and resident of Vilano Beach, St. Augustine, Fla., passed to the Lord on March 25, 2010.

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Letter to Editor: Philip J. Mays

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Letter to Editor: Philip J. Mays

Dear Residents of St. Johns County, As I reflect on the past year, I am proud to have the honor of serving as a Commissioner for the people of St. Johns County.

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Blessing of the Fleet celebrated in Matanzas Bay

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Blessing of the Fleet celebrated in Matanzas Bay

St. Augustine Yacht Club Commodore Barbara Dolan reported to Historic City News local reporters that the annual Blessing of the Fleet is part of our rich maritime heritage in St. Augustine.

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Rain holds off until 2:45 on last day of festival

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Rain holds off until 2:45 on last day of festival

Voted St. Augustine’s “Best Festival” for 9 years running, Historic City News has learned that this year’s Rhythm and Ribs Festival may entertain as many as 20,000 visitors, or more.

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Body discovered by boater in the Intracoastal

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Body discovered by boater in the Intracoastal

Public Information Officer Sgt. Chuck Mulligan, reported to local St. Johns County news reporters that the Sheriff’s Office has recovered a body; found floating in the Intracoastal Waterway shortly before 2:00 p.m. Saturday.

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Fred Martin honored for local Civil Rights role

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Fred Martin honored for local Civil Rights role

Gwendolyn Duncan contacted the local St. Johns County news desk at Historic City News to report on the recent ceremonies recognizing one of the unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement, a Canadian named Fred Martin.

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Shooting Starz Club

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Shooting Starz Club

St. Johns County Recreation and Parks Department reported to Historic City News that local psychologist, Mary Alston Kerllenevich, Ph.D., will be the guest speaker for the Shooting Starz Club at Ketterlinus Gym on May 14th at 6:30 p.m.

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Man charged with possession of child porn

March 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
Man charged with possession of child porn

For the second time in less than two weeks, Historic City News has learned that Flagler County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a man for possession of child pornography.

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Reflections on the St. Augustine Struggle

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Reflections on the St. Augustine Struggle

Gwendolyn Duncan contacted the local St. Johns County news desk at Historic City News and asked that we report on the following speech from one of the unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement, a Canadian named Fred Martin.

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Holy Week events announced by Cathedral

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Holy Week events announced by Cathedral

Father Thomas S. Willis, pastor of Cathedral Parish, has announced the times for services during Holy Week to local news reporters at Historic City News.

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Airport gets help in preparing for the 450th

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Airport gets help in preparing for the 450th

U.S. Rep. John L. Mica told local news reporters in St. Johns County yesterday that the St. Augustine – St. Johns County Airport will receive more than $4.5 million in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration.

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