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Archive for October, 2010

If you’re not angry — you’re not paying attention

October 31, 2010 | By | Comments More
If you’re not angry — you’re not paying attention

In addition to being Election Day, Tuesday is the day of the next regular meeting of the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners and Historic City News will be watching … closely.

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 10/31/2010

October 31, 2010 | By | Comments More
Marriage Licenses Applications – 10/31/2010

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 10/28/2010

October 31, 2010 | By | Comments More
Final Judgments through 10/28/2010

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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24,440 early votes cast

October 30, 2010 | By | Comments More
24,440 early votes cast

In what started out to be a light turnout of early voters during the first week, 9,156 compared to over 20,000 during the first week in the last General Election, this week’s response closed the early voting session with a stronger finish.

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St. Augustine and Florida historical firsts

October 30, 2010 | By | Comments More
St. Augustine and Florida historical firsts

While some of the first things that come to mind when visiting St. Augustine are the great weather, white sand beaches and world-class golf courses, many people are not aware that the City shares a notable history with Florida that is older than Jamestown and Plymouth Rock.

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Take the ferry to an 18th century Spanish fort

October 30, 2010 | By | Comments More
Take the ferry to an 18th century Spanish fort

Historic City News readers looking for something fun to do during the week will find the historic weapons firing demonstration at Fort Matanzas National Monument a great choice.

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March for Babies November 6th

October 30, 2010 | By | Comments More
March for Babies November 6th

The Northeast Florida Division March of Dimes reported to Historic City News that they will hold the St. Johns County March for Babies walking event Saturday, November 6th and there is still time for readers to participate.

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Sewer main construction on Coronado Street

October 30, 2010 | By | Comments More
Sewer main construction on Coronado Street

St. Augustine Public Information Coordinator Cathy DuPont informed local Historic City News reporters today that next week, beginning Tuesday, November 2nd, utility construction will be underway on Anastasia Island.

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Five easy ways to pay your tax bill

October 30, 2010 | By | Comments More
Five easy ways to pay your tax bill

St. Johns County Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth, CFC, in an effort to make paying your tax bill as convenient as possible for Historic City News readers, notified us of several different options designed to suit the needs, schedules and preferences of all taxpayers.

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Local Republicans on Constitutional Amendments

October 30, 2010 | By | Comments More
Local Republicans on Constitutional Amendments

In an announcement released to Historic City News last night, the St. Johns County Republican Party made its recommendation for voters considering the Florida Constitutional Amendments.

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Local Congressman has plan to reduce overseas threat

October 30, 2010 | By | Comments More
Local Congressman has plan to reduce overseas threat

Congressman John L. Mica, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Republican leader, told Historic City News, “Once again we have a stark reminder that, whether a shoe bomb, liquid bomb, underwear bomb, or package bombs, all originating from foreign locations, terrorists are still trying to penetrate our security systems.”

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Night out for parents and holiday zoo camp for kids

October 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
Night out for parents and holiday zoo camp for kids

Sales and Marketing Manager Molly Ebersold informed local Historic City News reporters that in November, the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park will offer two great events for kids.

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Homeowners evacuated in Friday house fire

October 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
Homeowners evacuated in Friday house fire

Jeremy Robshaw, Public Information Officer with St. Johns County Fire Rescue, informed Historic City News local reporters that emergency personnel responded to a residential structure fire in the 2100 block of Forest Hollow Way early today.

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Middle school gun threat unfounded

October 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
Middle school gun threat unfounded

Public Information Officer Debra Johnson told local St. Johns County reporters with Historic City News that deputies in Flagler County responded to Indian Trails Middle School to investigate a student gun threat.

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Waiting for last turtle nests to hatch

October 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
Waiting for last turtle nests to hatch

Although October 31st marks the traditional end of sea turtle nesting season, St. Johns County has informed Historic City News that four turtle nests remain on our beaches that have not yet hatched.

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Saturday last day to vote early

October 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
Saturday last day to vote early

A reminder for Historic City News readers that early voting for the General Election ends tomorrow, Saturday, October 30th.

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Would you pull over for an unmarked car?

October 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
Would you pull over for an unmarked car?

Historic City News Editor Michael Gold asked St. Johns County Sheriff David B. Shoar what someone should do if an unmarked vehicle attempts to pull them over — especially in the case where a uniformed officer cannot be clearly identified behind the wheel.

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Lunch break civics lesson

October 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
Lunch break civics lesson

One of the joys of running for a public office is the opportunity to meet voters face-to-face; some agree with you and some don’t — but most of them are still respectful, even if they don’t.

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Expect your tax bill — beginning Monday

October 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
Expect your tax bill — beginning Monday

St. Johns County Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth, CFC, tells Historic City News that property owners can expect to receive a tax bill for their share of $349,312,788.38 from the 2010 tax roll beginning Monday, November 1st.

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Libraries close to public for training day

October 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
Libraries close to public for training day

St. Johns County Communication Manager, Karen Pan, told local Historic City News reporters that all branches of the St. Johns County Public Library System will be closed to the public on Thursday, November 4th.

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County firefighters receive specialized training

October 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
County firefighters receive specialized training

Historic City News has learned that Lieutenant John D’Amour, Lieutenant Andrew O’Quinn, Firefighter Todd Guggisberg, Firefighter Steven Coursey and Engineer Isaac Frazier were among ten St. Johns County firefighters who recently attended a training class on heavy vehicle lifting and stabilization.

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Firefighters battle blaze at Island House Rentals

October 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
Firefighters battle blaze at Island House Rentals

St. Augustine Fire Department Administrative Coordinator, JoLinda Brown, reported to Historic City News that just after midnight yesterday, Engine 44 and supporting officers responded to a major structure fire at Island House Rentals located at 400 Anastasia Boulevard.

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Halloween weekend entertainment

October 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
Halloween weekend entertainment

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

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Cultural events for October – November

October 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
Cultural events for October – November

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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Saturday Tea Party rally announced

October 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
Saturday Tea Party rally announced

Nancy Nadeau reported to Historic City News that the St. Augustine Tea Party will participate in a “Get Out the Vote” Rally with other area Tea Party organizations on October 30th.

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City prepares for season of music and lights

October 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
City prepares for season of music and lights

Historic City News readers are reminded that St. Augustine served as the capital of Spanish La Florida for nearly 250 years. During that time, the residents marked the holiday season with a single white candle burning in a window at each home.

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Historic City Memories: Funeral practices

October 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
Historic City Memories: Funeral practices

Historic City Memories: Funeral practices Standing in respect for a load of furniture By Geoff Dobson

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Hoots and Howls to benefit local animal charities

October 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
Hoots and Howls to benefit local animal charities

Chris Clark, standup bass player with Lonesome Bert and the Skinny Lizards, announced to Historic City News an appearance at a charity event for pets this Saturday at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion.

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Noise violations could hit $499 per shout

October 26, 2010 | By | Comments More
Noise violations could hit $499 per shout

Planning and Building Director Mark Knight presented St. Augustine City Commissioners with a proposed noise ordinance revision at their regular meeting last night that will increase fines for violations to $499 for repeat offenses.

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Sheriff intends to curtail underage drinking

October 26, 2010 | By | Comments More
Sheriff intends to curtail underage drinking

Yesterday, members of the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Unit assisted by detectives from the Special Investigations Unit conducted another “Alcohol Compliance Detail” according to a report received by Historic City News.

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