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Archive for September, 2010

Republicrat – Democrat voter who registers Republican

September 30, 2010 | By | Comments More
Republicrat – Democrat voter who registers Republican

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink tells Historic City News that she has picked up endorsements from St. Johns County Commissioners Phillip J. Mays, who represents District 4, and Ken Bryan, who represents District 5.

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Flagler professor presents paper in Buenos Aires

September 30, 2010 | By | Comments More
Flagler professor presents paper in Buenos Aires

Flagler College informed Historic City News that Dr. Timothy Johnson, professor of religion and chair of Liberal Studies, has been invited to present a paper at the Universidad Nacional de San Martín in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Street Closings announced for Pink up the Pace

September 30, 2010 | By | Comments More
Street Closings announced for Pink up the Pace

The City of St. Augustine announced to Historic City News that the closing of some streets and some intermittent traffic disruptions in the downtown area will be necessary during the running of the second annual “Pink up the pace 5K” on Saturday, October 2nd.

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St Johns County Fall recreation and entertainment

September 30, 2010 | By | Comments More
St Johns County Fall recreation and entertainment

Triple Crown Sports First Four Weekends in October St. Johns County and Triple Crown Sports of Fort Collins, Colorado, will host youth fast pitch softball and baseball tournaments the first four weekends of October. Oct. 2nd & 3rd will be the girls Beach Fall Classic Tournament with the 3 remaining weekends the boys St. Augustine […]

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$25,000 approved for utility acquisition consultant

September 30, 2010 | By | Comments More
$25,000 approved for utility acquisition consultant

At the Monday night meeting of the City Commission, Historic City News Editor Michael Gold shook his head in disbelief as newly re-elected commissioner Nancy Sikes-Kline moved to approve an expenditure of $25,000 for an “acquisition consultant” to assess the value of a proposed sale of West Augustine utility service to the county.

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Help Sheriff locate two strong-armed robbers

September 30, 2010 | By | Comments More
Help Sheriff locate two strong-armed robbers

Historic City News reporters have been informed that deputies responded to Hobby Lobby in the Riverside Centre located at 200 SR-312, just before 1:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon following an E-911 call from an 86-year old female victim stated that as she came out of the store the two male subjects approached her and one of […]

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Penalties for attacks on homeless increasing

September 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
Penalties for attacks on homeless increasing

Historic City News has learned that this week it will become a hate crime in Florida to attack a homeless person with prejudice.

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Weekend entertainment in the Historic City

September 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
Weekend entertainment in the Historic City

St. Augustine Visitors and Convention Bureau Communications Director Jay Humphreys reported some great entertainment ideas for Historic City News readers to enjoy this weekend.

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Flagler professor receives Pulitzer Center funds

September 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
Flagler professor receives Pulitzer Center funds

Historic City News learned that Tracey Eaton, assistant professor of communication at Flagler College, spent part of his summer in Cuba writing for the Pulitzer Center.

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Cultural Events going on now

September 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
Cultural Events going on now

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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Governor makes three stops in city today

September 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
Governor makes three stops in city today

Historic City News editor Michael Gold joined Florida’s Governor Charlie Crist as he toured the campus of the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind this morning — stop number two for Crist after a morning meet and greet hosted at the Council on Aging’s River House.

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Pirates entertain at fundraiser Saturday night

September 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
Pirates entertain at fundraiser Saturday night

Nancy McAlum, Fundraiser Chairman for United Way of St. Johns County and Flagler Health Care Foundation, announced to Historic City News local reporters that, together with the City of St. Augustine, they are hosting “Treasures in the Quarter” this Saturday.

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Historic civil rights landmarks tour

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Historic civil rights landmarks tour

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Governor Crist visiting St. Augustine

September 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
Governor Crist visiting St. Augustine

Governor Charlie Crist will visit the Florida School for the Deaf & Blind tomorrow morning, Wednesday, September 29th.

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Rally-goers want to take back our old town

September 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
Rally-goers want to take back our old town

A rally is underway tonight, only briefly interrupted by light showers; Historic City News reporters, television and newspaper media have responded to the front plaza of the City Hall – Lightner Museum of Hobbies.

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Confessions of a Foodie

September 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
Confessions of a Foodie

Confessions of a Foodie Using Facebook, foods, and food events to help charities and promote the “Taste of St. Augustine” by Deane Newsome

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The Starfish Story

September 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
The Starfish Story

The Starfish Story adapted from The Star Thrower by Loren Eiseley (1907 – 1977)

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$20K – $100K – $1.5 to $2 million to expand VIC

September 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
$20K – $100K – $1.5 to $2 million to expand VIC

At last night’s meeting, Historic City News local reporters watched city commissioners approve initial spending of $20,000 to assess the value in a proposed expansion of the Visitor Information Center on Castillo Drive that will ultimately cost millions.

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StAR Council forming new business group

September 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
StAR Council forming new business group

Barbara B. Jenness announced to Historic City News the formation of a new business council lead by professionals interested in promoting the St. Augustine region to individuals outside the area.

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Register now for Fall leisure courses

September 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
Register now for Fall leisure courses

Susan Kessler reported to Historic City News that St. Johns River Community College will be offering leisure courses at the St. Augustine campus this fall. Courses are subject to change.

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Historic City Memories: An ice cream soda

September 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
Historic City Memories: An ice cream soda

An ice cream soda Ode to our forgotten soda fountains By Geoff Dobson

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Help Float Noah’s Ark

September 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
Help Float Noah’s Ark

Local wildlife rehabilitation facility and non-profit organization, Noah’s Ark, reported to Historic City News that they are holding an upcoming benefit, Help Float Noah’s Ark, at Genung’s Fish Camp, 291 Cubbedge Road in Crescent Beach.

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Ribbon cutting – Fiesta de Avilés this Friday

September 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
Ribbon cutting – Fiesta de Avilés this Friday

Worley Faver invited local Historic City News readers to participate in Fiesta de Avilés — a ceremony to celebrate the completion of the restoration of the oldest street in the oldest city.

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Teens captured after overnight burglary spree

September 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
Teens captured after overnight burglary spree

Public Information Officer Debra Johnson told local St. Johns County reporters with Historic City News that deputies in Flagler County were busy yesterday returning items stolen by three Palm Coast teenagers during an overnight vehicle burglary spree.

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Letter: Thanks to Jaguar Football Team

September 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
Letter: Thanks to Jaguar Football Team

Dear Editor, We, at St. Gerard Campus, would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Jaguar Football Team for including us as a grant recipient this year.

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First Southern Bank acquires Haven Trust

September 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
First Southern Bank acquires Haven Trust

Historic City News was informed Friday evening that St. Johns County based Haven Trust Bank Florida, with offices in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach, has been taken over by a South Florida bank in a Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. assisted deal.

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Blue Knights Donate For Holidays

September 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
Blue Knights Donate For Holidays

September may be too early to think about Christmas, but the Flagler County Chapter of the Blue Knights is already helping to assist some local youngsters in having a great holiday this year according to an article received by Historic City News today.

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Police: National Take Back Day a success

September 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
Police: National Take Back Day a success

Historic City News local reporters were updated by the St Augustine Police Department that local participation in the “National Take Back Day” is being judged “a success” — with officers collecting 49 pounds of unwanted pharmaceuticals.

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Putting for the Paws Golf Tournament

September 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
Putting for the Paws Golf Tournament

Wildlife Rescue Coalition of Northeast Florida announced to local Historic City News reporters that they will hold a benefit golf tournament to raise funds for their wildlife rescue mission to ensure respect for all wildlife through education and conservation.

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Galimore Center pool on commission agenda

September 26, 2010 | By | Comments More
Galimore Center pool on commission agenda

Historic City News reporters will be on hand for the city commission meets Monday evening in the Alcazar Room at City Hall when City Manager John Regan presents a revitalization proposal for the Willie Galimore Center and pool in Lincolnville.

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