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 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 […]
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.
Laurie Sanderson reported the following St. Augustine and St. Johns County locations to Historic City News where the Florida Department of Transportation will be conducting roadwork that is expected to have an impact on driving, beginning this morning and continuing through the coming week.
Here is an example of an advertisement placed on a popular e-commerce classified site: “For Sale: 2005 Denali Yukon. Excellent condition. 46,000 miles. Must sacrifice as I am being deployed to Afghanistan next month. Will deliver anywhere in Southeast United States.”
Lieutenant Dennis Maloney in St Augustine told Historic City News reporters that the local Civil Air Patrol squadron was called out recently to assist in locating a rogue distress radio beacon; said to be signaling from somewhere near SR-16 and Ponce de Leon Boulevard.
St Augustine will play host to 45 members of the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council who have been selected and trained to participate in a 1740′s “San Agustin Reenactment Encampment” taking place from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Saturday in the Colonial Spanish Quarter Museum located at 29 St George Street.
St Augustine spent about thirty years, using public and private funds, to restore the colonial Spanish period buildings along and adjoining the north end of St George Street in order to attract heritage tourism to our 400 plus year-old city — part of the area remains vibrant and part remains silent.
The executive director of the St Johns County Cultural Council, Andy Witt, attended this morning, along with Historic City News and other media organizations, to learn more about the success of the annual shrimp festival in Fernandina Beach at a seminar sponsored by the Southeast Festivals and Events Association.
Heather Neville reported to Historic City News that Velo Fest Community Initiative would hold a 2-day cycling festival that includes a parade, a pro race, a touring ride, and a memorial ride for Bryan Wrigley; the 23-year-old University of St Augustine student that was killed by a hit-and-run driver last year.
Historic City News readers in downtown St Augustine will want to attend Thursday, March 29th, when a public meeting regarding the Riberia Street improvement project has been scheduled, according to the City’s Public Affairs Director, Paul Williamson.
Canadian homebuilder, Mattamy Homes, recently acquired 100 new-home sites at Kelly Pointe at Nocatee in St Johns County saying it will begin construction of two model homes immediately.
Public Affairs Director Klare Ly, from the Office of State Attorney RJ Larizza, reported to Historic City News that at 9:00 a.m. Thursday and Friday, March 29 and 30th, George Robert Lightkep, Jr., will face capital felony charges of sexual battery on a child less than 12 years-old.
A week shy of his 67th birthday, J Raul Espinosa of St Augustine announced to Historic City News that he has formed an exploratory committee to consider a run for the US Congress in the newly created Sixth Congressional District, which includes Saint Johns, Flagler, Volusia and Putnam counties.