Letter: Thinking of all the men I know Malea Guiriba Hastings, FL Dear Editor, This time of year always makes me pensive and this year I am thinking about all the men I have met in Hastings and all of those who have passed and all of those who continue on, some with our help, […]
The City of St Augustine Public Works Director, Martha Graham, reported to Historic City News that her department will host a meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 2nd, to further acquaint businesses with new restrictions on commercial deliveries.
After recusing himself from a conflict on the Historic Architectural Review Board Thursday, November 20, Jeremy Marquis left the table while his partner, Fred Halback, presented the plans for approval to build a new structure on the site of the demolished Pedro Fornells House, at 62 Spanish Street.
After two hours of deliberation and presentation of testimony before the Code Enforcement, Adjustments and Appeals Board today, members were split on findings of responsibility and the amount of fines to be charged to former HARB chairman, Len Weeks, for his role leading to irreparable damage to one of only 30 remaining colonial structures.
Today, at the Marywood Retreat and Conference Center, Historic City News was informed that the twenty-two participant 2015 class of “Leadership St. Johns” began an 8-month program designed to help them learn about St. Johns County through participation.
For the second year, Historic City News has learned that Old Town Trolley Tours, Mint Magazine, and WSOS Radio, will jointly sponsor the “Light Up the Night Competition” in an effort to encourage even more participation from local businesses in lighting up the St. Augustine night, and to keep those lights on longer.
At the St. Johns County Chamber Economic Development Council’s Quarterly breakfast on Friday, Stephen Moore, chief economist at The Heritage Institute, told Historic City News that he is critical of the pace of the Country’s economic recovery since the 2008 collapse. However, the Wall Street Journal’s former economic editor also expressed a bullish fiscal prognosis […]
Mark Ellert, President of Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts & Lodges, announced to Historic City News today its plans to open the company’s third Florida resort on St. Augustine Beach, Florida.
The St. Johns Cultural Council has announced that they have retained the services of Smith Creative Consulting, LLC, in Jacksonville, and appointed its founder, Jeffrey A Smith, as their Director of Strategic Partnerships.
Trillium Capital Resources (TCR) announced to Historic City News today the successful financing commitment of a $16.08 million multifamily Housing and Urban Development (HUD) loan through their partner Red Capital Group. The 232 unit multifamily project will receive a fixed rate financing package for 35 years.
Historic City News local reporters were informed on October 3, 2014 that St Augustine City Manager, John Regan, had submitted the official account of findings from a Procedural Review of the 62-A Spanish Street Building Collapse that included the interviews and report prepared by Tim Burchfield, Assistant City Manager, to the elected members of the […]
On the heels of new information reported by Historic City News this week, following an exclusive interview at the Historic City Newsroom Monday with Florida private investigator Clu Wright, Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed an executive order directing that a Central Florida prosecutor come to St Augustine to investigate the circumstances surrounding what the […]
Historic City News received an invitation to attend a “MeetUp” group last Tuesday called “Entrepreneur Night”, specifically focused on residents from St. Johns, Flagler, and Volusia counties. It is a once-a-month drink-and-appetizers pow-wow that visited St Augustine bringing together entrepreneurial types looking to meet like-minded individuals in the startup scene.
Frontier Airlines today announced a special two-day only fare sale to Historic City News for customers flying to/from Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN). To thank customers for supporting Frontier’s low fares and to celebrate the convenient service provided from the Trenton-Mercer Airport, the airline is offering a special promotion of 19% off any applicable fare for domestic, […]
David Birchim, AICP, Director of Planning and Building for the City of St Augustine, reported to Assistant City Manager Tim Burchfield yesterday afternoon the timeline associated with the construction work being done by former mayor Len Weeks at the 200-year-old Don Pedro Farnell House at 62-A Spanish Street.
They tell Historic City News it ain’t over! According to an update from its Vice President, Melinda Rakoncay, the members of the Nelmar Terrace Neighborhood Association have created a legal fund to continue their fight to stop 7-Eleven from building a convenience store complex at the intersection of San Marco Avenue and May Street.
Last month Historic City News readers missed a face that had started their day for the last 20 years when Eric Land, president and general manager of First Coast News, announced that Good Morning Jacksonville news anchor Phil Amato had resigned.
Public dollars used to pay for private schools For-profit charters schools blossom Jacksonville Business Journal Nikolai Vitti, superintendent of Duval County Public Schools, spoke to a reporter with the Jacksonville Business Journal yesterday to express his concern with what he sees as a growing threat to public education from private for-profit charter schools.
Frontier Airlines began nonstop service from Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine, to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). Frontier also offers nonstop service from Northeast Florida Regional Airport to Trenton Mercer Airport in Trenton/Princeton, NJ. Historic City News was on hand on May 2nd when Frontier restored commercial airline service to the local airport; […]
Although the City of St Augustine has approved plans to issue a building permit to construct a convenience store and 12-pump gas station on the long-vacant property at the intersection of May Street and San Marco Avenue, the residents say that will not weaken their resolve to protest the store that they say will cause […]
Historic City News was informed today that Declan Reiley has been named vice president of economic development for the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce. Reiley earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida State University and graduate certificate from the Economic Development Institute of the University of Oklahoma.
Historic City News local reporters will be on hand Monday when the first Frontier Airlines flight from Washington Dulles International Airport arrives at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St Augustine.
In a Sunday morning e-mail from Historic City News reader Kathy Schirmacher, the local news desk received unconfirmed bad news for North City residents that the building department of the City of St Augustine has issued a permit allowing the construction of a controversial 7-Eleven convenience store and gas station at 179 San Marco Avenue.
Historic City News editor, Michael Gold, met with Don McCormick, Director of Business Development for Humphrey Realty this afternoon; the entity managing the development of the Doubletree by Hilton on San Marco Avenue at Old Mission Avenue, and the new owners of the long vacant land to be developed into the San Sebastian Inland Harbor.
Historic City News has learned that real estate owned through foreclosure by a Wells Fargo Bank affiliate has been sold to a central Florida family involved in a number of property investment projects throughout Florida for a reported $4.75 million.