St Augustine is a city where history is all around us — centuries of it; from the time of the discovery of La Florida in 1513, the settlement of our city in 1565, through domestic wars, and wars of conscience, led by those who have participated, both as good citizen-soldiers, as well as elected government […]
Archive for April, 2011
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
“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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.