By no particular criteria and in no particular order, the Historic City News Editorial Board selected three news articles from each of the past twelve months to give our readers a reminder of some of the topics that made the local news in 2012.
Our daughters and their husbands were in St Augustine this weekend, so my wife and I picked up our son and the seven of us decided to start a December tradition — we spent the evening together; enjoying dinner at Gypsy Cab and touring the Nights of Lights.
A new year means a new legislative agenda for St Johns County government and reporters for Historic City News in St Augustine reviewed the 56-page presentation made to our Legislative Delegation by County Administrator, Michael Wanchick, earlier this month.
Historic City News readers know that thousands of Jews fled Spain during the mid-16th century to avoid the Spanish Inquisition; giving rise to speculation that some may have accompanied Pedro Menendez in 1565 — which would make St Augustine the first Jewish settlement in the New World.
Derek Boyd Hankerson, Freedom Road 1, LLC Managing Partner, announced to local Historic City News reporters that VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s official source for travel planning, has awarded the organization a Small Business Partner Marketing Grant for the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year.