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 November, 2012
The Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski, Archbishop of Miami, will be the principal celebrant and homilist when the heads of the seven Catholic dioceses of the State of Florida celebrate the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Sunday, December 2 at the Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine.
Dennis W Hollingsworth CFC wants to advise all Historic City News taxpayers that between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, the main office of the St Johns County Tax Collector, located at 4030 Lewis Speedway in St Augustine, will offer a curbside tax payment service.
St Augustine Beach is one step closer to replacing former Chief of Police Richard Hedges today after commissioners unanimously selected 41-year-old Robert A Hardwick from a field of five finalist candidates for the position during a short, special meeting last night.
Underwritten by a pledge match guarantee from Ponte Vedra Beach resident Douglas Worth, State Committeewoman Becky Reichenberg informed Historic City News that the Republican Party of St Johns County has donates an $800 check towards relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Brigadier General Joseph G Balskus will surrender command of the Florida Air National Guard tomorrow afternoon; receiving a promotion to the rank of Major General and a transfer to Washington DC to continue his service as the Military Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff.
Community Affairs Corporal Catherine Payne is asking Historic City News readers for help in identifying human remains discovered by the St Johns County Sheriff’s Office a mile north of the Crescent Beach ramp — over 27 years ago.
The top contenders for the position of Chief of Police have spent the last two nights politicking the community at a reception Monday night and then responding to 30-minute public interviews last night; tonight, the St Augustine Beach City Commission will select one to administer the beleaguered local law enforcement agency.
Saturday evening, starting at 7:30 p.m., the British Nightwatch parade in downtown St Augustine will result in traffic delays and heavier than normal congestion along the parade route, according to an alert received by Historic City News this week.
The Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve advises local Historic City News readers that tomorrow, weather permitting, 42-acres of the coastal strand and scrub between Guana Lake and South A1A will be part of a controlled burn; located between the south beach access lot and Environmental Education Center.
Again this year, the St Augustine Yacht Club will play host to a dazzling parade of boats, when the captains and crews of many spectacular and colorfully decorated vessels compete for eighteen trophies along the Matanzas Bay during the 32nd Annual Holiday Regatta of Lights.
Historic City News readers are never short on opinions and they always welcome the opportunity to express them; now through December 14, you can vote for one of four proposed license plate designs under consideration by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
Thirty-nine students at Pedro Menendez High School started their day yesterday with an unexpected shock when Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Neil Mariotti tells Historic City News that the school bus they were riding was struck by the driver of an SUV.
Weekday readers of Historic City News in St Augustine are provided an opportunity to share their perspectives, supportive or critical, through our “comment” feature; linking historiccity.com to our facebook page, accessible at historiccitynews.com, and our twitter feed at twitter.com/historiccity
Returning State Representative, Ronald “Doc” Renuart, announced to Historic City News that the St Johns County Legislative Delegation will hold its organizational meeting and general legislative public hearing on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.
Historic City News reader, Felicia Regan, attended this weekend’s installation ceremony held in honor of Christian Schroom; when a “ghost bike” was dedicated to his memory to commemorate his tragic death on Anastasia Boulevard, just blocks from his residence.
Historic City News received word that our readers are invited to attend a “meet and greet” with the six top applicants for the position of Chief of Police at 7:00 p.m. tonight; ending a search and outside evaluation of potential replacements for former chief Richard Hedges after his retirement earlier this year.
Community Affairs Corporal Catherine Payne informed Historic City News reporters in St Augustine that the investigation into the murder of a black man in a homeless camp at the north county line near Target has resulted in the questioning of persons of interest in the crime.
Guest Column: Gopher tortoises Susan van Hoek GTM Research Reserve Environmental Educator Marineland, FL According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, the gopher tortoise is the only land tortoise native to the United States, east of the Mississippi — its population is rapidly declining; they are listed as “threatened” in Florida and are candidates […]