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Archive for August, 2011

Column: The Spanish soldier in St. Augustine

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Column: The Spanish soldier in St. Augustine

The Spanish soldier in St. Augustine U.S. Park Ranger Jake Harper Castillo de San Marcos National Monument When doing living history at the Castillo, most of us interpret Spanish soldiers.

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Environmental Education Fair wins award

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Environmental Education Fair wins award

Historic City News has learned that Anne Wilson, President of Friends of A1A, and Sallie O’Hara, Byway Program Administrator, have returned from Minneapolis, Minnesota where last week they accepted a 2011 Scenic Byway Award for the “Environmental Education Fair”.

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New Businesses through 08/28/2011

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New Businesses through 08/28/2011

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 Tax Collector and should be consulted before taking any action.

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Wells Fargo senior economist addresses Chamber

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Wells Fargo senior economist addresses Chamber

Beau Phillips reported to Historic City News that more than 100 business leaders gathered this morning for the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly Economic Development Council breakfast to hear Wells Fargo Senior Economist Mark Vitner.

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Journal Communications sells five area papers

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Journal Communications sells five area papers

In an article that appeared last night in the Jacksonville Business Journal online edition, Christian Conte reported that Journal Community Publishing Group of Milwaukee has sold the last of its Florida publications — the weekly Ponte Vedra Recorder and Clay Today, as well as the First Coast Register, Car Connection and the St. Augustine Underground.

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Ceremony of Remembrance

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Ceremony of Remembrance

The City of St. Augustine reported to Historic City News that on Sunday, September 11, the City of St. Augustine continues the annual tradition of holding its Ceremony of Remembrance, honoring those who died in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

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Business leaders talk about job creation

August 30, 2011 | By | Comments More
Business leaders talk about job creation

Historic City News was with Florida Governor Rick Scott, State Senator John Thrasher and State Representative William Proctor yesterday when the officials visited with business leaders in St. Johns County to discuss how to stimulate growth and create jobs.

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County board and committee vacancies

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County board and committee vacancies

St. Johns County has announced to Historic City News that they are currently accepting applications for the following board and committee vacancies.

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Column: School safety a high priority

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Column: School safety a high priority

Column: School safety a high priority David B. Shoar Sheriff St. Johns County Florida

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Man driving stolen car attempts to flee police

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Man driving stolen car attempts to flee police

Public Information Officer Mark Samson reported to Historic City News that the St. Augustine Police Department was called to Edwards Paint and Body Shop on Pacific Street earlier today; regarding a burglary and theft of a 2002 Cadillac.

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Regan wants parking fees to finance projects

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Regan wants parking fees to finance projects

After a year-long study by City staff, the commission has agreed to a fee increase for daily users of the Historic Downtown Parking Facility; granting a break for local residents who are holders of a ParkNow card which are sold by the City Finance Department.

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Labor Day schedule for St. Johns County

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Labor Day schedule for St. Johns County

The Labor Day schedule for various St. Johns County facilities was provided to Historic City News today; updated as follows:

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Weatherization assistance program available

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Weatherization assistance program available

Historic City News was informed that Florida’s Weatherization Assistance Program, offered through St. Johns Housing Partnership, provides free repairs and updates to eligible, low-income homeowners in St. Johns and Clay counties.

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Operation Shopping Spree nets 18 so far

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Operation Shopping Spree nets 18 so far

Kevin Kelshaw reported to Historic City News that a six-month joint investigation titled “Operation Shopping Spree”, looking into illegally obtaining prescription pills by fraud, has thus far resulted in 18 arrests and issuance of an outstanding warrant for another.

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Education Foundation distributes donated supplies

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Education Foundation distributes donated supplies

Donna Lueders, Executive Director of the St. Johns County Education Foundation informed Historic City News reporters that tomorrow, teachers in the local school district will be given donations of school supplies collected during this year’s “Tools 4 Schools” drive.

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Southeast Branch Library Events

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Southeast Branch Library Events

Southeast Branch Library Events Telephone: (904) 827-6900 Fax: (904) 827-6905 Email: libse@sjcfl.us SEPTEMBER 2011

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Governor visits Flagler County

August 29, 2011 | By | Comments More
Governor visits Flagler County

Historic City News was on hand this morning for a breakfast meeting hosted by the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce in Palm Coast featuring Governor Rick Scott and Florida Senator John Thrasher.

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Tea Party governor welcomed by supporters

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Tea Party governor welcomed by supporters

As Historic City News reporters met the man referred to by many around the state as “the Tea Party governor” a delegation from the Town Crier Committee of the St. Augustine Tea Party greeted the Governor and thanked him for his efforts to reduce the size and cost of Florida’s government.

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JaxPort has support from Florida governor

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JaxPort has support from Florida governor

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown told a Transportation Club of Jacksonville luncheon today that the city’s port was “the economic engine” of the area’s economy; and, he met this afternoon with someone who agrees — Florida Governor Rick Scott.

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Mother arrested after children and animals abused

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Mother arrested after children and animals abused

Public Information Officer Debra Johnson told local reporters with Historic City News that a Florida Department of Children and Family Services investigator took custody of three children and had their 33 year-old mother arrested yesterday after she was charged with child abuse and animal cruelty.

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Main Library Events

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Main Library Events

Main Library Events Telephone: (904) 827-6940 TDD: (904) 827-6949 Fax: (904) 827-6945 Email: libm@sjcfl.us SEPTEMBER 2011

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We own the history of First America

August 28, 2011 | By | Comments More
We own the history of First America

Historic City News Editor Michael Gold recently read that the Brevard County Commission voted 4-1 to support re-naming the 45-mile barrier island from Port Canaveral to Sebastian Inlet for Ponce de Leon; supporting those who say the famed conquistador may have landed in Melbourne Beach in 1513 — not St. Augustine.

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 8/28/2011

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 8/28/2011

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 8/28/2011

August 28, 2011 | By | Comments More
Final Judgments through 8/28/2011

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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Today in history – August 28 1963

August 28, 2011 | By | Comments More
Today in history – August 28 1963

Historic City News reporters recall that on this day in 1963, more than 2,000 buses, 21 special trains, 10 chartered airliners, and uncounted cars converged on Washington, D.C. to hear Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. deliver his historic “I Have a Dream” speech.

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Cladek may be released by next week

August 27, 2011 | By | Comments More
Cladek may be released by next week

Historic City News has learned from the office of United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill that 69 year-old Lydia Cladek of St. Augustine Beach may be on her way home after a judge granted a defense motion Wednesday to modify conditions of Cladek’s pre-trial release.

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Hastings Branch Library Events

August 27, 2011 | By | Comments More
Hastings Branch Library Events

Hastings Branch Library Events Telephone: (904)827-6970 Fax: (904) 827-6975 Email: libh@sjcfl.us SEPTEMBER 2011

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Beach Visitor Drowns in Surf

August 27, 2011 | By | Comments More
Beach Visitor Drowns in Surf

Historic City News received word from Flagler County Sheriff Donald W. Fleming that a New Jersey visitor drowned today in rough surf just north of Flagler Beach at around 2:40 p.m.

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Freckles needs a loving home and family

August 27, 2011 | By | Comments More
Freckles needs a loving home and family

Carolyn Smith, St. Augustine Humane Society’s Operations Director, told local Historic City News reporters that the second dog has been named for the “Abandoned to Adored” program and Freckles, an American bulldog, is ready for adoption.

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Kennedy lived to be 94 years-old

August 27, 2011 | By | Comments More
Kennedy lived to be 94 years-old

Upon receiving word of this morning’s passing of Stetson Kennedy, Jacksonville’s first black mayor, Alvin Brown, released a statement to Historic City News and the media regarding the highly acclaimed author and civil rights advocate.

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