Letter: Fiddlers Green is financial millstone Randy Covington St Johns, FL Dear Editor: The Fiddlers Green boondoggle is that special kind of pork barrel spending that just will not die. The county acquired the property in 2006 for the staggeringly out of bounds price of $5.5 million dollars.
Archive for March, 2012
St Johns County Chamber of Commerce Communications Manager Beau Phillips announced to Historic City News that Senator John Thrasher, Representative Bill Proctor and Florida Chamber of Commerce Vice President Brad Swanson would be the speakers for the Economic Development Council Quarterly Breakfast.
Alison Johnson reminds Historic City News readers in St Augustine and St Johns County that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month; since 1989, thousands of people nationwide wear the blue ribbon in April to create awareness of the need to keep kids safe and families strong.
Fort Mose Historic State Park recently received confirmation that three of the park’s events have been accepted into the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom; according to an announcement received by Historic City News local news desk on Friday.
When Nello Joseph Mariotti moved to St Augustine in 1956, he founded one of the city’s most recognized businesses; with a name familiar to anyone who drives past their location on South Ponce de Leon Boulevard — Mariotti’s Laundry and Dry Cleaners.
Chief Mike Arnold of the St Augustine Fire Department announced to local Historic City News reporters that firefighters would continue flow testing fire hydrants north of King Street next week. Hydrants in the downtown historical area will be tested from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. with the remainder of the area being tested starting at [...]