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Archive for July, 2010

Cathy Brown featured speaker at REALTOR lunch

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Cathy Brown featured speaker at REALTOR lunch

Historic City News readers are invited to attend the St. Augustine Regional Chapter of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® when they host their monthly business meeting and luncheon at Carrabba’s Italian Grill, located at 155 SR 312 West, Thursday August 5th, 2010.

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Summer Camp fitting for a Historic City

July 31, 2010 | By | Comments More
Summer Camp fitting for a Historic City

With her hair pulled back in sweaty pigtails, glasses smudged from digging through archaeological units, and hands muddied from sifting through piles of shells, construction debris and pottery remains, ten-year-old Ana Shaw concluded, “This is the coolest camp I’ve ever been to.”

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Bunker flower based imagery exhibit to open

July 31, 2010 | By | Comments More
Bunker flower based imagery exhibit to open

Historic City News has learned that Stellers Gallery at Ponte Vedra to feature renowned painter John Bunker with Flower Forms at Daryl Bunn Studios, August 6th.

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Armed man surrenders to police after standoff

July 30, 2010 | By | Comments More
Armed man surrenders to police after standoff

Local St. Augustine reporters at Historic City News have learned that a man has surrendered to police tactical teams called from the St. Augustine Police Department and St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office this afternoon.

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Sheriff puts DNA comparison to work in January

July 30, 2010 | By | Comments More
Sheriff puts DNA comparison to work in January

In a presentation before the civic roundtable last week, St. Johns County Sheriff David B. Shoar gave an overview of a new tool available from DNA:SI Laboratories in Burlington, NC which will be put to a field test locally to measure the value of using DNA evidence in in high-volume crime situations.

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Two residential fires investigated last night

July 30, 2010 | By | Comments More
Two residential fires investigated last night

Jeremy Robshaw, Public Information Officer with St. Johns County Fire Rescue, informed Historic City News local reporters that emergency personnel responded to two residential structure fires last night.

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Copper wire stolen from Fish Island cell phone tower

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Copper wire stolen from Fish Island cell phone tower

Local St. Augustine reporters at Historic City News have learned that Wednesday morning, Police Officer Walt Makowski responded to 865 Fish Island Road to investigate the theft of solid copper wire.

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Prosperity Bank agrees to FDIC consent order

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Prosperity Bank agrees to FDIC consent order

Prosperity Bank’s board of directors has agreed to a consent order from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Florida Office of Financial Regulation to raise its Tier 1 capital ratio to 8 percent and its total risk-based capital ratio to 12 percent.

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Watch for police directing traffic at bridge

July 30, 2010 | By | Comments More
Watch for police directing traffic at bridge

Cathy DuPont reported to Historic City News that on Wednesday, August 4th, power will be transferred to the new cabinet operating the traffic signals at the intersections of King Street and Cathedral Place.

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Fiesta de Aviles marks start of revitalization plan

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Fiesta de Aviles marks start of revitalization plan

The Mayor and City Commissioners attended a small gathering of people including several City department heads, City Manager John Regan and former City Manager Bill Harriss to mark the Fiesta de Aviles and the ceremonial start to a much needed facelift for one of the oldest documented streets in St. Augustine.

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Cultural Events through 8/4/2010

July 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
Cultural Events through 8/4/2010

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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Sheriff asks for help locating missing man

July 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
Sheriff asks for help locating missing man

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office wants to alert Historic City News readers that local law enforcement is seeking help in locating a 71year-old man with dementia.

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Three local firefighters earn heroism awards

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Three local firefighters earn heroism awards

Friday, July 30th at 10:00 a.m., a ceremony recognizing the heroism of three local firefighters will be held at the St. Johns County Fire Rescue Administration Building located at 3657 Gaines Road in St. Augustine according to information received by Historic City News from Public Information Officer Jeremy Robshaw on Thursday.

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Lincolnville art exhibit opens in county rotunda

July 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
Lincolnville art exhibit opens in county rotunda

Historic City News has learned that a new exhibit in the St. Johns County Rotunda Gallery will present a unique look at Lincolnville as seen by its younger residents.

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Three residences burglarized downtown

July 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
Three residences burglarized downtown

Local St. Augustine reporters have learned that three residences connected by a common parking area, are also connected as victims of recent burglaries in the area of Riberia Street and Carrera Street.

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St Augustine not among Winn-Dixie closures

July 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
St Augustine not among Winn-Dixie closures

Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. updated Historic City News, as promised, with the locations of the 30 underperforming grocery stores it plans to close before the end of September — the St. Augustine stores were spared.

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Historic City Memories: Two mules for widow Abbott

July 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
Historic City Memories: Two mules for widow Abbott

Two mules and two slaves for the widow Abbott By Geoff Dobson

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July 29 1539: Beginning of an American Tradition

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July 29 1539: Beginning of an American Tradition

In July 1539, during his North American entrada, the army of Governor Don Hernando de Soto crosses the Withlacoochee River near present-day Inverness, FL.

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New Businesses through 07/25/2010

July 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
New Businesses through 07/25/2010

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 Tax Collector and should be consulted before taking any action.

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No profiling?

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No profiling?

It was good to see Commissioner Mark Miner and his new bride Cheryl at the Republican Club of Greater St. Augustine last month; when he came home on a short leave from deployment in Kuwait.

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Hankerson is presenter on Boys and Girls Clubs

July 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
Hankerson is presenter on Boys and Girls Clubs

As part of its free monthly lecture series, Historic City News reporters learned that in the August 7th presentation at Mission San Luis, Derek Boyd Hankerson will speak on the topic of “Boys and Girls Clubs of America” — from the perspective of an alumnus of two clubs in suburban Maryland.

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North Shores community hosts candidates

July 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
North Shores community hosts candidates

On Monday, August 9th at 7:00 p.m., Sacha Martin, President of the North Shores Improvement Association tells Historic City News local reporters that their organization will sponsor a candidate forum for contested seats in the August 24th Primary Election.

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Fill the Buoy at Publix this weekend

July 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
Fill the Buoy at Publix this weekend

Historic City News reporters received word from Rebecca Romaine today that local beach lifeguards will be out in force this weekend to “Fill the Buoy” at the Publix on Anastasia Island.

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Stimulus: Local Style – Cash for Punkers

July 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
Stimulus: Local Style – Cash for Punkers

Stimulus: Local Style – Cash for Punkers By Randy Covington Conservative Research Network http://conservative-research.org/

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CRN: Harvest of Hope Festival – 2010

July 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
CRN: Harvest of Hope Festival – 2010

CRN: Harvest of Hope Festival – 2010 By Randy Covington Conservative Research Network http://conservative-research.org/

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No word since Roberts spotted in Oregon

July 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
No word since Roberts spotted in Oregon

Historic City News reporters were provided recent video surveillance still-images of the 26 year-old fugitive, Joseph Dean Roberts; last reported to be located in Ontario, Oregon, by St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Charles E. Mulligan.

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FDLE database tracks meth-ingredient purchases

July 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
FDLE database tracks meth-ingredient purchases

Today, Historic City News learned that Governor Charlie Crist signed legislation that makes it more difficult for individuals to buy over-the-counter medicines used to make methamphetamine.

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Business owners organize Fiesta de Aviles

July 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
Business owners organize Fiesta de Aviles

Local Historic City News reporters learned that members of the St. Augustine City Commission will lead a ceremony to mark the commencement of the Aviles St. Rehabilitation Project on Friday, July 30th beginning at 9:00 a.m.

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Junior lifeguards enjoy award-winning Saturday

July 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
Junior lifeguards enjoy award-winning Saturday

St. Johns County Fire Rescue reported to Historic City News that local Junior Lifeguards joined junior guards from around the region in an annual competition held in Jacksonville Beach last Saturday.

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Carriage ordinance workshop last night

July 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
Carriage ordinance workshop last night

Historic City News reporters listened to Assistant City Attorney Carlos Mendoza last night as topics, including hygiene, city expenses, and horse carriage routes, were among elements weighed by the St. Augustine City Commission in a 1 1/2 hour workshop on a draft horse carriage ordinance.

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