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Archive for May, 2011

Danger from fire ever present

May 31, 2011 | By More
Danger from fire ever present

The State Division of Forestry and firefighters with the St. Johns County Fire Department reported to Historic City News that they have a woods fire in the area of Lightsey Road under control at this hour.

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Enterprise Florida president tours county

May 31, 2011 | By More
Enterprise Florida president tours county

The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce reported to Historic City News that they recently welcomed Enterprise Florida President Gray Swoope to town for an economic development mission tour.

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Countywide burn ban ordered today

May 31, 2011 | By More
Countywide burn ban ordered today

Responding to an emergency meeting called by County Staff, Historic City News was on hand this morning when three members of the county commission convened to address fire-safety concerns.

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Help locate missing 16 year-old boy

May 31, 2011 | By More
Help locate missing 16 year-old boy

The St. Augustine Police Department is asking Historic City News readers for help locating a 16 year old missing runway from 12 Nesbit Avenue in St. Augustine.

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Richard Watson: admired jurist dies

May 31, 2011 | By More
Richard Watson: admired jurist dies

The namesake of the St. Johns County Courthouse, Richard Orien Watson, has passed away in St. Augustine after fighting a losing battle with pancreatic cancer — he was 78 years-old.

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Dozen burglaries cleared with one arrest

May 31, 2011 | By More
Dozen burglaries cleared with one arrest

Public Information Officer Mark Samson informed crime patrol reporters with Historic City News that a 30 year-old St. Johns County man, wanted in connection with a dozen auto burglaries, was arrested by St. Augustine Police last week.

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FUN-raiser to benefit Council on Aging

May 31, 2011 | By More
FUN-raiser to benefit Council on Aging

St. Johns County Council on Aging Executive Director, Cathy Brown, has invited Historic City News readers to attend a “FUN-raiser” being hosted by Johnny Barnes.

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Republican meeting and notice of election

May 30, 2011 | By More
Republican meeting and notice of election

Chairman Harlan Mason announced to local Historic City News reporters that the St. Johns County Republican Executive Committee will hold its regular meeting and election on Thursday June 9, 2011.

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Memorial Day memories

May 30, 2011 | By More
Memorial Day memories

Growing up in the home of two military parents, one of whom was a photographer, awards you the opportunity to visualize, at a young age, the horror of war and the imagination of our servicemen trying to find a way to cope.

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Wanchick seeks public input on budget

May 30, 2011 | By More
Wanchick seeks public input on budget

St. Johns County Communication Manager, Karen Pan, reported to Historic City News the schedule for County Administrator Michael Wanchick’s upcoming Town Hall meetings.

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Letter: Reader glad to research

May 30, 2011 | By More
Letter: Reader glad to research

In response to your news article of May 27, 2011, “Fort needs help finding WWII records”, the Historical Society has a collection of the papers of Louis Arana.

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On behalf of a grateful nation

May 30, 2011 | By More
On behalf of a grateful nation

Memorial Day stirs our memories, causes us think about all that has been done in order that we may live our lives the way we do — not insignificant.

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Letter: Time to stop digging this hole

May 30, 2011 | By More
Letter: Time to stop digging this hole

In your recent editorial you essentially ask if it is worth the trouble to wait for the First America Foundation (FAF) to get its act together for the commemorations in 2112-2015.

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Letter: Continue air show tradition

May 30, 2011 | By More
Letter: Continue air show tradition

Dear Editor: The St. Augustine Air Show was a great American way to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday and a military service salute for our community.

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 5/22/2011

May 29, 2011 | By More
Marriage Licenses Applications – 5/22/2011

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 5/29/2011

May 29, 2011 | By More
Final Judgments through 5/29/2011

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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Fire destroys guest room in beach resort

May 29, 2011 | By More
Fire destroys guest room in beach resort

Jeremy Robshaw alerted Historic City News reporters that firefighters and paramedics received an E-911 call reporting a fire in one of the guest rooms at the St. Augustine Beachfront Resort located at 300 A1A Beach Boulevard.

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Fall fashion show being planned

May 29, 2011 | By More
Fall fashion show being planned

Event chairperson Florie Adiutori informed local St. Johns County news reporters at Historic City News that she recently met with Lana Kiesel to discuss plans for the annual Betty Griffin House benefit luncheon and fashion show.

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500 attend Environmental Education Fair

May 29, 2011 | By More
500 attend Environmental Education Fair

Sallie O’Hara told local Historic City News reporters that last weekend’s Environmental Education Fair was attended by more than 500 children and adults from St. Johns and Flagler counties.

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The other non-profit – the 450th Corps

May 29, 2011 | By More
The other non-profit – the 450th Corps

Historic City News reporters have noted that City Manager John Regan is already putting staff to task; holding a “kick off” meeting to make sure that everyone understands their role in St. Augustine’s upcoming commemorations.

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Editorial: Is the juice worth the squeeze?

May 28, 2011 | By More
Editorial:  Is the juice worth the squeeze?

How much additional effort should the City of St. Augustine have to expend as they attempt to recover from the boondoggle that has been the nine-month relationship with First America Foundation?

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Fort needs help finding WWII records

May 27, 2011 | By More
Fort needs help finding WWII records

Administrative Officer Lindsey Phillips reported to Historic City News that although most St. Augustinians are familiar with the early history of Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, what many people are not familiar with is the old fort’s involvement in World War II.

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Arrest in Internet sex investigation

May 27, 2011 | By More
Arrest in Internet sex investigation

Historic City News has learned that, yesterday, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office investigation of a 20 year-old Valdosta man has resulted in a federal grand jury indictment on charges he attempted to entice a minor child over the Internet for sex.

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National Marina Day

May 27, 2011 | By More
National Marina Day

Kimberly Naccarato announced to Historic City News local reporters that Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor will host “National Marina Day” on Saturday, June 11th, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., to benefit the Rodeheaver Boys Ranch in Palatka.

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Bingham silently attends workshop

May 27, 2011 | By More
Bingham silently attends workshop

On July 13, 2010, Colin A. Bingham, who resides at 30 Fullerwood Drive, and Donald W. Wallis, an attorney with Upchurch, Bailey and Upchurch who resides at 3425 Lands End Drive in St. Augustine, incorporated First America Foundation, Inc.

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Green light given to Memorial Day concert

May 26, 2011 | By More
Green light given to Memorial Day concert

Gazebo repairs won’t interfere with Historic City News reader’s enjoyment of the 21st annual tradition of St. Augustine’s popular “Concerts in the Plaza” — just one of many local events that will kick-off this Memorial Day weekend.

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ECO Ranger mini-summer camp

May 26, 2011 | By More
ECO Ranger mini-summer camp

Park Service Specialist Terri Newmans told local Historic City News reporters today that Fort Mose Historic State Park will hold a mini-summer camp this year for “ECO Rangers” on July 29th through July 31st.

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Retaliation against directors who talk

May 26, 2011 | By More
Retaliation against directors who talk

To a May 9th e-mail, obtained by Historic City News, sent by Chairman Donald W. Wallis to members of the First America Foundation board, we are left asking, “what’s the big secret”?

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Wallis: Do you remember me?

May 26, 2011 | By More
Wallis: Do you remember me?

In an eight-page letter from First America Foundation Chairman Donald W. Wallis that was obtained by Historic City News this week, the man, who one City Commissioner says has vanished into a “black hole”, gave a somewhat rambling personal account of himself since taking a total of $300,000 from city taxpayers.

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Tea Party mans booth at Air Show

May 26, 2011 | By More
Tea Party mans booth at Air Show

Patti Henderson invited Historic City News readers to “stop by the St. Augustine Tea Party booth and say hello” during this weekend’s Salute to Veterans Air Show at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine.

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