Monthly Archives: October 2012

Rich O’Brien is the right choice for Beach


We find it a bit ironic, at best, that St Augustine Beach Commission candidate Edward George would send a postcard to registered voters at St Augustine Beach that implies Republican voters need to know where O’Brien stands on the “issues” — the inference, of course, that George represents Republican voters better than O’Brien.

National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba


The University of Florida and partnering organizations have made it possible for Historic City News readers to attend the first United States tour of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba since the beginning of Communist rule under Fidel Castro.

Counting absentee ballots has begun


Supervisor of Elections Vicky Oakes told Historic City News that while over 24,000 St Johns County voters have appeared at one-of-six local Early Voting locations since Saturday morning, three familiar faces are already busily tabulating the 16,000 ballots cast by mail or through this year’s greatly enhanced absentee voting program.

Hotel Ponce de Leon celebrates 125 years


Historic City News readers in St Augustine can look forward to a year-long celebration beginning January 10, 2013; as Flagler College commemorates the 125th anniversary of the opening of the city’s most photographed resort; the Hotel Ponce de Leon.

St Augustine Police need your help


St Augustine Police Sergeant Patrick McCaulley needs Historic City News readers to help identify a man captured on surveillance video at a local Kangaroo Station as he left the convenience store without paying for a 24-can pack of beer Saturday, October 27.