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Cultural Events through July 7, 2010

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Cultural Events through July 7, 2010

St. Johns County Cultural Council, the county’s designated local arts agency, periodically reports upcoming cultural events to local Historic City News reporters for the benefit of our readers.

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Pawlowski qualifies for Beach commission seat

June 30, 2010 | By | Comments More
Pawlowski qualifies for Beach commission seat

St. Augustine Beach attorney Undine C. Pawlowski has qualified for Seat 3, on the St. Augustine Beach City Commission; currently held by Frank Charles.

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Harriss party celebrates 25 years of service

June 30, 2010 | By | Comments More
Harriss party celebrates 25 years of service

“As a rib, a couple of people in the office gave me this name plate,” St. Augustine’s retiring City Manager, Bill Harriss told me. “It’s been on the corner of my desk ever since.”

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New Businesses through 06/27/2010

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New Businesses through 06/27/2010

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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Drivers condition critical as investigation continues

June 30, 2010 | By | Comments More
Drivers condition critical as investigation continues

Deputy J.D. McGinnis, who is handling the investigation of the single vehicle crash on Durbin Creek Boulevard last night, updated local Historic City News reporters this morning on the status of the victim and his examination of available evidence.

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Criminal Justice cadets receive graduation honors

June 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
Criminal Justice cadets receive graduation honors

Kenya Kelley told local Historic City News reporters that special awards were recently presented to the law enforcement and corrections cadets at the St. Johns River Community College Criminal Justice graduation ceremony.

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Three arrests made in Brookins murder

June 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
Three arrests made in Brookins murder

Media Relations Officer Kevin Kelshaw informed Historic City News local reporters that three Jacksonville residents are in custody in connection with the murder of a 45-year old Duval County man nearly two months ago.

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Use of ordinance to guide architectural style

June 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
Use of ordinance to guide architectural style

Planning and Building Director Mark Knight presented St. Augustine City Commissioners with a proposed ordinance at their regular meeting last night that will shift architectural style guidelines from the state-regulated Comprehensive Plan to local control.

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UF assumes management of historic properties

June 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
UF assumes management of historic properties

The University of Florida assumes the management of 34 state-owned historic properties in St. Augustine on Thursday and incoming City Manager John Regan has received a nod from the commission to continue efforts towards “building bridges” with them.

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Late-night alcohol sales will continue in city

June 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
Late-night alcohol sales will continue in city

Historic City News looked on last night as St. Augustine city commissioners renewed an ordinance which extends sales of hard liquor, beer and wine until 2:00 in the morning.

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Burchfield to be Assistant City Manager

June 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
Burchfield to be Assistant City Manager

In a move that that will save the city as much as $150,000 every year, Historic City News has learned that incoming City Manager John Regan has decided to promote Chief Administrative Officer Timothy A. Burchfield into a newly created position of “Assistant City Manager”.

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Preservation magazine features Segal interview

June 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
Preservation magazine features Segal interview

Local preservationist Theresa Segal was featured in a July/August 2010 article discussing her formation of the citizens group, “Save our Bridge” that appeared in Preservation magazine, a publication of National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Sheriff offers tip to reduce garage break-ins

June 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
Sheriff offers tip to reduce garage break-ins

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 6/27/2010

June 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
Marriage Licenses Applications – 6/27/2010

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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Final Judgments through 6/23/2010

June 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
Final Judgments through 6/23/2010

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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Fort Menendez at Old Florida Museum opening

June 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
Fort Menendez at Old Florida Museum opening

Fort Menendez at Old Florida Museum is kicking off its Summer 2010 Grand Opening and Historic City News readers are invited to participate in an Open House on Thursday July 1st.

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Proctor receives Rubio endorsement

June 26, 2010 | By | Comments More
Proctor receives Rubio endorsement

Alison Johnson, Campaign Manager for the Re-Elect Bill Proctor State Representative – District 20 campaign, told Historic City News reporters that former Speaker of the House Marco Rubio has endorsed Representative Proctor.

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Governor participates in Hands Across the Sand

June 26, 2010 | By | Comments More
Governor participates in Hands Across the Sand

In an announcement from Governor Charlie Crist received by Historic City News earlier today, our reporters learned that the governor participated in the “Hands Across the Sand” event at the Navarre Pier on Pensacola Beach.

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Red light camera law takes effect July 1

June 26, 2010 | By | Comments More
Red light camera law takes effect July 1

In a communication from Dana Reiding, Chief of the Bureau of Records at the Division of Driver Licenses, local Historic City News reporters have learned that, effective July 1st, counties and municipalities in Florida are authorized to use red light cameras.

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Spanish Quarter construction begins after next week

June 26, 2010 | By | Comments More
Spanish Quarter construction begins after next week

Dana Ste. Claire, Director of the Heritage Tourism Department, told Historic City News that immediately following the July 4th holiday weekend, the City of St. Augustine will commence an aggressive schedule to create a new entrance to the Colonial Spanish Quarter Museum.

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Learn to attract native bees to your garden

June 26, 2010 | By | Comments More
Learn to attract native bees to your garden

Local CitySprouter, Cash McVay, informed Historic City News reporters that tomorrow, Sunday, June 27th, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., the Lincolnville Community Garden will present Jaime Pawelek speaking about the importance of bee pollinators, their ecology and biology, as well as how to attract them to your gardens.

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County offices closed July 2nd through July 5th

June 26, 2010 | By | Comments More
County offices closed July 2nd through July 5th

The St. Johns County administrative offices informed local Historic City News reporters that all departments of the Board of County Commissioners will be closed on Friday, July 2nd as an unpaid staff furlough day.

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More questions linger surrounding Ryan Dettra

June 26, 2010 | By | Comments More
More questions linger surrounding Ryan Dettra

More questions linger than answers as Historic City News local reporters continue looking into the recent administrative leave of 31 year-old Ryan R. Dettra from his position as General Manager of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.

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More Goldstein drama with Service Corporation

June 25, 2010 | By | Comments More
More Goldstein drama with Service Corporation

Historic City News reporters learned that late yesterday afternoon, another attempt was made by St. Augustine Shores Service Corporation employees to have Shores’ resident Keith Goldstein arrested.

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Are City and UF headed to court?

June 25, 2010 | By | Comments More
Are City and UF headed to court?

Leases are running out June 30th for business owners operating in the thirty-four historic state-owned properties currently managed by the City of St. Augustine, and, at their regular Monday Night meeting, the commission will decide if they are going to sue the University of Florida to establish their claim to continue to be part of […]

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Uptown Saturday Night tonight

June 25, 2010 | By | Comments More
Uptown Saturday Night tonight

St. Augustine Visitors and Convention Bureau Communications Director Jay Humphreys told Historic City News that both visitors and residents will find something special in great local entertainment and shopping this weekend.

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Veteran Association motorcade may slow traffic

June 24, 2010 | By | Comments More
Veteran Association motorcade may slow traffic

Members of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association will be traveling through St. Augustine in a motorcade mid-day on Friday, June 25th, en-route to the St. Augustine National Cemetery on Marine Street for a wreath laying ceremony.

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Artworthy: Stephen Kent Pigman

June 24, 2010 | By | Comments More
Artworthy: Stephen Kent Pigman

ARTWORTHY: Stephen Kent Pigman Occupation? Student/Musician.

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Cultural events through June 30th

June 24, 2010 | By | Comments More
Cultural events through June 30th

St. Johns County Cultural Council, the county’s designated local arts agency, periodically reports upcoming cultural events to local Historic City News reporters for the benefit of our readers.

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Condominiums get some help collecting fees

June 24, 2010 | By | Comments More
Condominiums get some help collecting fees

Historic City News has some good news for local condominium owners and condominium associations who face the dilemma of members unable or unwilling to pay their monthly assessment to cover the cost of insurance, pool maintenance, landscape and other common expenses.

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