Letter: Education key to bicyclist’s safety Ron Berben St Augustine, FL Dear Editor: The recent attention given to the hit-and-run death of 43-year-old Randy Wayne Miller has brought the safety of our bicyclists in the city to the discussion table. I have always been a supporter of our cyclists in this city and always will […]
Archive for August, 2012
In case you missed him at Flagler College earlier this month, Historic City News readers are invited to attend when the Florida Republican team brings presidential candidate Mitt Romney to Jacksonville; and, vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan will join him.
Historic City News reporters received a reminder from Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey that this year marks the 12th anniversary of the inception of Florida’s AMBER Alert Plan; which gets the word out statewide when a child is abducted.
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.
Today, Historic City News reporters received a copy of the response that was sent to the National Park Service on behalf of St Johns County; requesting that the General Management Plan for the Fort Matanzas National Monument include a provision allowing vehicular access to the beach in “an environmentally responsible manner”.
St Johns County homeowners, who are part of a class of victims of suspicious foreclosure practices in Florida, have received a share of $1.7 billion in assistance including primary and secondary lien principal forgiveness, refinancing and deficiency waivers, according to Attorney General Pam Bondi — but, there is more to come.
Jeani Taliaferro told local Historic City News reporters that, each month, St Augustine’s 450th Youth Ambassadors gather to visit selected local historical sites or attend presentations that teach them about the people, places and events that played a part in St Augustine’s history.
Historic City News readers are invited to see a spectacular St Augustine sunset, cast from across the bay at the Vilano Beach Pier this Saturday, September 1, 2012, when dozens of market vendors and Town Center businesses get together for this month’s First Saturday celebration.
Communications Manager Michael Ryan reported to Historic City News that the Northeast Florida Regional Council would host a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 6 at the St Johns County Agricultural Center located at 3125 Agricultural Center Drive in St Augustine.
The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park will celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day on Saturday and Sunday, September 1st and 2nd with special presentations, opportunities for guests to feed a vulture and vulture-focused interactive games for kids.
During tomorrow’s meeting of the St Johns County Tourist Development Council, among other business items on the agenda, members will review and approve recommendations from the St Johns County Arts, Culture and Heritage Funding Panel for distribution of $500,000 in bed-tax money for marketing twenty-two local events.
Historic City News reporters witnessed “return fire” at Monday night’s St Augustine City Commission meeting; triggered by a recently published letter from Commissioner Bill Leary that was critical of the city’s use of reserve funds and what he called “an unhealthy obsession” with the 450th commemorations.
After a Grand Jury indictment was obtained yesterday, Historic City News has learned that the former boyfriend of Rebecca Ann Ware has been arrested and charged with 2nd-degree murder; in the case of the St Johns County woman who has not been seen or heard from since October 29, 2010.
Guest Column: Be ready for General Election Vicky Oakes Supervisor of Elections St Johns County, FL The Primary Election is behind us now and we are already looking forward to and preparing for the November 6 General Election – it is only a few weeks away.
Homeless Veterans get a day of relief By Michael Isam St Augustine, FL There is a regime to daily life that begins with the rising of the sun; it is a lifestyle reminiscent of military life where the day is mapped out for you, minus the “3 hots and a cot” guarantee.
Communications Manager Michael Ryan reported to Historic City News that St Johns County residents could obtain free sand and bags to protect their property from flooding caused by the heavy rains associated with Tropical Storm Isaac beginning tomorrow morning.
Historic City News was informed today that District Court Judge Roy B Dalton sentenced “John Doe” a/k/a “Leroy” a/k/a “LTH” to 120 months in federal prison following his conviction on seven counts of aggravated identity theft, six counts of falsely representing a social security number, and one count of passport fraud.
In a continuation of the August 6 meeting of the St Augustine Beach Commission that convenes at 7:00 p.m. tonight, a four-page letter and three pages of e-mail submitted to the City on August 2 by Commissioner Undine Pawlowski titled, “Rumors and personal matters” will be aired.