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Archive for August, 2012

Counterfeit bills surface in area

August 31, 2012 | By | Comments More
Counterfeit bills surface in area

Flagler County Sheriff Donald Fleming reported to Historic City News that merchants in Palm Coast are being cautioned to stay alert for counterfeit bills that have been spotted in circulation in the area.

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Old Town Trolley Tours newest sponsor

August 31, 2012 | By | Comments More
Old Town Trolley Tours newest sponsor

Historic City News welcomes Old Town Trolley Tours of St Augustine as our latest sponsor, introducing our readers to an opportunity to receive a free adult trolley ticket when you purchase one at regular price.

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Romney and Ryan rally in Jacksonville

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Romney and Ryan rally in Jacksonville

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.

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Twelfth anniversary of the AMBER Alert

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Twelfth anniversary of the AMBER Alert

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.

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Government offices closed Monday

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Government offices closed Monday

All departments of the St Johns County Board of County Commissioners, St. Johns County Administrative offices, branches of the Public Library, and the Pet Center will be closed Monday, September 3 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

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.

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Man who struck bicyclist had suspended license

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Man who struck bicyclist had suspended license

An 83-year-old Ponte Vedra Beach man is in custody today in lieu of $21,000 bail after Historic City News reporters learned that he struck and seriously injured a bicyclist in the 300 block of Ponte Vedra Boulevard last night.

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Last extended-hours weekend at Castillo

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Last extended-hours weekend at Castillo

NPS Ranger Joe Brehm reported to Historic City News that Labor Day, Monday September 3, would be the last day that Castillo de San Marcos National Monument will be open extended hours, as the fort’s fall operating schedule returns.

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County to Park Service: Restore beach driving

August 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
County to Park Service: Restore beach driving

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”.

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Foreclosure victims receiving assistance

August 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
Foreclosure victims receiving assistance

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.

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Youth Ambassadors at Fountain of Youth

August 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Youth Ambassadors at Fountain of Youth

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.

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Vilano Beach Sunset Celebration

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Vilano Beach Sunset Celebration

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.

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Apply now for school garden grants

August 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Apply now for school garden grants

Slow Food First Coast reported to Historic City News that they are accepting applications from St Johns County elementary teachers who would like to receive a school garden kit valued at over $250.

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Northeast Florida Strategic Regional plan

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Northeast Florida Strategic Regional plan

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.

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International Vulture Awareness Day

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International Vulture Awareness Day

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.

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St Augustine Mobility Institute

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St Augustine Mobility Institute

Historic City News readers are encouraged to participate in the St Augustine Mobility Institute; a transportation study conducted by the City of St Augustine and the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization.

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Make St Augustine Cleaner and Greener

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Make St Augustine Cleaner and Greener

Historic City News was notified that the City of St Augustine and its contractor, Advanced Disposal, are launching the “Make St Augustine Cleaner and Greener” campaign.

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TDC hears final funding panel recommendations

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TDC hears final funding panel recommendations

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.

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Leary gets heat from commission

August 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Leary gets heat from commission

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.

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Arrest in disappearance of Rebecca Ware

August 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
Arrest in disappearance of Rebecca Ware

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.

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Guest Column: Be ready for General Election

August 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
Guest Column: Be ready for General Election

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.

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Library card has never been worth more

August 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
Library card has never been worth more

There has never been a better time for Historic City News readers to sign-up and carry their St Johns County Public Library card while several area businesses are offering cardholders special discounts throughout the month of September.

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Homeless Veterans get a day of relief

August 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Homeless Veterans get a day of relief

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.

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County furnishes sand bags to residents

August 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
County furnishes sand bags to residents

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.

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September means back-to-school

August 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
September means back-to-school

September means back-to-school David B. Shoar Sheriff, St Johns County This month I would like to remind all of our citizens as well as visitors that schools are now back in session, which means that our children are going to and from school daily.

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Jewish Historical Society anniversary program

August 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Jewish Historical Society anniversary program

Historic City News readers are invited to attend a special 60-minute program being sponsored by the St Augustine Jewish Historical Society celebrating the 447th anniversary of the founding of America’s oldest city of European origin.

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John Doe pulls 10-year sentence

August 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
John Doe pulls 10-year sentence

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.

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Crash at Pedro Menendez School

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Crash at Pedro Menendez School

This morning at about 6:00 a.m., Historic City News was notified of a hit-and-run crash at the entrance of Pedro Menendez High School that sent one driver to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center in critical condition.

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Beach commissioner bares all tonight

August 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Beach commissioner bares all tonight

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.

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Fire bell tolls eleven times for 9/11

August 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Fire bell tolls eleven times for 9/11

The City of St Augustine reminds Historic City News readers that they will hold a community gathering to remember those who died in the terrorist attacks against America on September 11, 2001.

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