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Archive for April, 2011

Career Fair offers job training services

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Career Fair offers job training services

Historic City News was informed that the West Augustine Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, May 4th from 10 am to 4 pm at the Solomon Calhoun Center, located at 1300 Duval Street in St. Augustine.

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More work is not more responsibility

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More work is not more responsibility

Summer floods the workplace with temporary, part time and seasonal workers — many of whom are college students and willing to work for “beer money”.

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Ponce de Leon Hotel tours resume Monday

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Ponce de Leon Hotel tours resume Monday

Coordinator of Public Information, Priscilla N. Proctor, announced to local Historic City News reporters that Flagler’s Legacy will begin summer tours of the former “Ponce de Leon Hotel” on Monday, May 2nd.

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Flame of Hope continues to advance

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Flame of Hope continues to advance

After leaving St. Johns County on Monday, April 25, 2011, Historic City News learned the “Flame of Hope” of the Law Enforcement Special Olympics advanced through Flagler County Wednesday; as deputies there continued the next leg of the Torch Run.

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Simple truths about our water

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Simple truths about our water

The St. Johns River Water Management District and the City of St. Augustine have developed an educational video that will likely be of interest to many Historic City News readers — “Simple Truths about our Water”.

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Sense of Smell Day April 30th

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Sense of Smell Day April 30th

Historic City News reporters note that today is the 18th Annual celebration of Sense of Smell Day, created to help increase public awareness of the many beneficial effects of aromas on all aspects of daily life.

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Stray Rounds: The pike and spontoon

April 29, 2011 | By | Comments More
Stray Rounds: The pike and spontoon

US Park Ranger Jeffrey Edel, Supervisor of Historic Weapons at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, provides weekly segments from the park’s educational program for the entertainment and enlightenment of Historic City News readers in St. Augustine and St. Johns County.

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Three graduate – six inducted to Take Stock in Children

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Three graduate – six inducted to Take Stock in Children

Historic City News congratulates three graduating seniors of the St. Johns County Education Foundation’s “Take Stock in Children” that were honored on April 21, 2011, at the Bright Beginnings Celebration.

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Freshmen awarded Lewis-Wiley scholarships

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Freshmen awarded Lewis-Wiley scholarships

Flagler College announced to Historic City News the selection of two freshman recipients of the Lewis-Wiley Scholarship award.

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Royal family attends Fromajada Serenade

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Royal family attends Fromajada Serenade

Vanessa Baker reported to Historic City News that last night’s “Fromajada Serenade” was a very beautiful event held in Queen Isabella’s Garden; located at the intersection of St. George and Hypolita Streets in the historic area. “Despite the inclement weather we had a very nice crowd,” Baker told Historic City News. “The swordfighters put on […]

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Supreme Court disciplines 16 attorneys

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Supreme Court disciplines 16 attorneys

Karen Y. Kirksey reported to Historic City News that in recent court orders through April 12, 2011, the Florida Supreme Court disciplined 16 attorneys — disbarring three, suspending ten and issuing public reprimands to three.

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Cattlemen say no to EPA – file lawsuit

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Cattlemen say no to EPA – file lawsuit

Historic City News reporters learned that the Florida Cattlemen’s Association joined the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in filing a lawsuit yesterday, April 28, 2011, challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s determination letter and final rule establishing “numeric nutrient criteria” for Florida’s lakes, rivers, streams and springs.

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Remodeling at Ponte Vedra Beach tax office

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Remodeling at Ponte Vedra Beach tax office

“We will be temporarily closing the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch of the Tax Collector’s Office located at 5430 Palm Valley Road, for remodeling designed to better serve our taxpayers,” St Johns County Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth, C.F.C., told Historic City News.

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Save the Frogs Day April 29th

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Save the Frogs Day April 29th

Historic City News reporters have learned that today is “Save the Frogs Day” — the world’s largest day of amphibian education and conservation action.

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City police will collect unused prescriptions

April 28, 2011 | By | Comments More
City police will collect unused prescriptions

The St. Augustine Police Department informed local Historic City News reporters that, in conjunction with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, they will be conducting a Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative this Saturday.

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Training clinic for kids triathlon

April 28, 2011 | By | Comments More
Training clinic for kids triathlon

Executive Director Susan Connor announced to Historic City News that parents of children who want to participate in the “Just TRI It! Kids Triathlon” being held next month, should register, take the required swim test and experience a run-through of the race course this Sunday afternoon.

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Purse-snatching duo targeted older women

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Purse-snatching duo targeted older women

Palm Coast police dispatchers received four separate reports from older women who were attacked and had their purses snatched while shopping in a busy section of stores all near the Cypress Point Shopping area.

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Beach restrictions begin Sunday

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Beach restrictions begin Sunday

Communication Manager Karen Pan in the Office of the County Administrator reminds Historic City News readers that the sea turtles are on their way back to nest on the beaches of St. Johns County as the official nesting season begins this Sunday, May 1st.

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County board and committee vacancies

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County board and committee vacancies

St. Johns County spokesman, Rob Weber, has announced to local reporters at Historic City News that applications are currently being accepted for the following Board and Committee vacancies.

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Oklahoma man charged in road rage

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Oklahoma man charged in road rage

Historic City News received word that, last night, a 27 year-old Oklahoma man was arrested after he pulled and pointed a rifle at teenagers in a car after an argument at a traffic light in Palm Coast.

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Worst intersection in town to get makeover

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Worst intersection in town to get makeover

Project Manager Greg Caldwell reported to Historic City News that the St. Johns County Engineering Division will hold a public meeting to present improvements planned for the US-1 and SR-312 intersection.

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State attorney wants teens to know the law

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State attorney wants teens to know the law

Historic City News reporters learned that State Attorney R.J. Larizza joined St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar this afternoon to announce a new publication “Know the Law” that is being handed out in St. Johns County middle and high schools.

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ALERT: Missing student considered endangered

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ALERT: Missing student considered endangered

St Augustine Police Department Public Information Officer, Mark Samson, notified Historic City News that police are searching for a mentally handicapped student who has been missing since yesterday.

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Young Republicans barbecue and pool party

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Young Republicans barbecue and pool party

President Roy A. Alaimo announced to Historic City News that St. Johns County Young Republicans are holding a Barbecue and Pool Party for their members who would like to meet other Young Republicans in the area.

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Nelmar Terrace named a Historic District

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Nelmar Terrace named a Historic District

Mark Knight, Director of Planning and Building, reported to local Historic City News reporters that the City of St. Augustine has added another neighborhood designated as a National Register Historic District.

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US-1 reopens this morning

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US-1 reopens this morning

Sergeant Charles E. Mulligan just reported to Historic City News that personnel are removing equipment and barriers in the area of US-1 North, between International Golf Parkway and CR-210 West and tells us, “We estimate the road will be available for traffic flow around 8:00 a.m. this morning.”

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Workers Memorial Day April 28th

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Workers Memorial Day April 28th

Historic City News reporters take this solemn day to remember all those who have lost their lives at work and to promote safer working conditions for the living.

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Weekend features Gamble Rogers Festival

April 27, 2011 | By | Comments More
Weekend features Gamble Rogers Festival

St. Augustine Visitors and Convention Bureau Communications Director Jay Humphreys informed entertainment reporters at Historic City News that Friday kicks off this year’s edition of the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival and a weekend full of entertainment.

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Civil Rights Museum trusted with irreplaceable artifact

April 27, 2011 | By | Comments More
Civil Rights Museum trusted with irreplaceable artifact

Missing for over twenty years, Historic City News was there when St. Johns County Sheriff David B. Shoar presented the original fingerprint card of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on loan to the fledgling Civil Rights museum located inside the former Excelsior High School in Lincolnville.

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Warrant served at suspected drug dwelling

April 27, 2011 | By | Comments More
Warrant served at suspected drug dwelling

Historic City News has learned that a St. Johns County man and woman were arrested Tuesday afternoon when Special Investigations Unit Detectives served a search warrant at their residence — two other men who fled the scene remain fugitives at this time.

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