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St Augustine Water Plant building considered for state grant

December 22, 2014 | By More
St Augustine Water Plant building considered for state grant

Historic City News learned that the request from the City of St. Augustine for $350,000 in state funds to rehabilitate the structural system of the Waterworks building, was one of 66 grant applications considered by the members of the Florida Historic Commission when they convened last week in Tallahassee.

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Our Lady of La Leche No Longer a Mystery

December 21, 2014 | By More
Our Lady of La Leche No Longer a Mystery

Our Lady of La Leche No Longer a Mystery St. Augustine Historical Treasure located in Mexico By Raphael Cosme Special to HISTORIC CITY NEWS At about 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 6th, 2014 a Certificate of Authenticity was issued by historian Raphael Cosme, for the original historical painting of Our Lady of La Leche.

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Christmas holiday schedule for City Offices

December 21, 2014 | By More
Christmas holiday schedule for City Offices

Offices for the City of St. Augustine will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, December 24, 25 and 26 and Thursday and Friday, January 1 and 2 in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

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Christmas with a Deputy

December 21, 2014 | By More
Christmas with a Deputy

After Santa looked at his list and checked it twice, 100 Flagler County children who were found to be nice were paired with law enforcement officers for the annual “Christmas with a Deputy” program.

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Rick’s Family and Friends annual Christmas celebration meal

December 19, 2014 | By More
Rick’s Family and Friends annual Christmas celebration meal

Fourteen years ago, Historic City News learned that Rick Aeppli, a few of his friends and members of his family, started a Christmas tradition of serving a delicious, traditional Christmas dinner with a little joy, cheer, and friendship — and, that tradition will continue this year.

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Police awarded grant for lifesaving equipment

December 18, 2014 | By More
Police awarded grant for lifesaving equipment

The St. Augustine Police Department informed local Historic City News reporters that the agency was awarded a grant through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation that was used to procure sixteen Automated External Defibrillators.

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Commissioner Sikes-Kline returns to TPO

December 17, 2014 | By More
Commissioner Sikes-Kline returns to TPO

The North Florida Transportation Planning Organization reported to Historic City News that their board has re-elected St. Augustine Commissioner Nancy Sikes-Kline for a second, one-year term through December 2015.

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FDOT unwraps work in progress

December 17, 2014 | By More
FDOT unwraps work in progress

FDOT unwraps work in progress by George Gardner St Augustine Report Monday, the Florida Department of Transportation unveiled its thinking, to date, in their efforts to ease congestion at the San Marco Avenue intersection with May Street and East San Carlos at US-1.

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Abbott Tract urged to attend Wednesday meeting

December 16, 2014 | By More
Abbott Tract urged to attend Wednesday meeting

Historic City News has learned that some property owners and residents in uptown St Augustine’s Abbott Tract are troubled over a move by city officials to “yellow curb” areas they say are needed for on-street parking in their neighborhood.

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Birds and butterflies attend garden dedication

December 15, 2014 | By More
Birds and butterflies attend garden dedication

The Seaside Wildlife Garden received an official welcome to St Augustine Beach yesterday when master gardeners from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences dedicated the volunteer community project, located at the Beach Cultural Center.

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Monday is busiest day of the year at post office

December 14, 2014 | By More
Monday is busiest day of the year at post office

St Augustine Postmaster, Kenneth M Goodleaf, informed local Historic City News reporters that Monday marks the busiest mailing day of the year for the Postal Service, with more than 640 million cards, letters, and packages, expected to be processed.

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LSJ donates funds to support homeless children

December 14, 2014 | By More
LSJ donates funds to support homeless children

Chris Stone and Kim McNickle accepted a one thousand dollar donation for the St Johns County School District “Aid and Support for Students in Sudden Transition” program; according to a report received by Historic City News last week.

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Wreaths Across America: A pause to remember

December 13, 2014 | By More
Wreaths Across America: A pause to remember

Today, December 13th, at 12:00 p.m., the Veterans Council of St. Johns County sponsored the annual “Wreaths Across America” event. Historic City News readers and the public attended and participated.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

December 13, 2014 | By More
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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Tree trimming scheduled for Lincolnville area

December 12, 2014 | By More
Tree trimming scheduled for Lincolnville area

Affected area includes streets south of King Street between Cordova Street and Riberia Street starting on Monday, December 15, Historic City News has learned that K&S Tree Service will be trimming trees within the rights-of-way along streets in Lincolnville.

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Fundraiser pool tournament Saturday December 13

December 11, 2014 | By More
Fundraiser pool tournament Saturday December 13

Fundraiser pool tournament Saturday December 13 The family and friends of Robin Lynn Wetherington, the pedestrian who sustained life-threatening injuries when she was struck by a pickup truck last month, are holding a fundraising pool tournament for her benefit this Saturday December 13.

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DaVita decorates St Francis House

December 11, 2014 | By More
DaVita decorates St Francis House

Historic City News was informed that employees from DaVita Dialysis visited St Francis House on Washington Street in St Augustine last week; bringing holiday decorations and donations of toys and clothing.

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Abare highest-paid president among peers

December 10, 2014 | By More
Abare highest-paid president among peers

In Monday’s edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education (December 8, 2014) researchers evaluated the compensation received by 537 chief executives at 497 private nonprofit colleges in the United States during the 2012 calendar year; including William T. Abare Jr., president of Flagler College in St Augustine.

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Obituary: Molly May Baltzelle

December 10, 2014 | By More
Obituary: Molly May Baltzelle

Obituary: Molly May Baltzelle Our beloved daughter, 18-year-old Molly May Baltzelle, of Cooper City, died in her sleep Saturday, December 6, 2014, in St. Augustine, where she was attending college.

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County proclaims local state of emergency

December 8, 2014 | By More
County proclaims local state of emergency

St. Johns County issued an emergency proclamation during a meeting on Monday, December 8, 2014, declaring a local state of emergency due to coastal storm erosion.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

December 7, 2014 | By More
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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Same-sex marriages could start in January

December 4, 2014 | By More
Same-sex marriages could start in January

Historic City News has learned that a federal appeals court rejected Attorney General Pam Bondi’s request to extend Florida’s ban on gay marriage — possibly setting the stage for same-sex marriages to start in January.

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Seaside Wildlife Garden dedication ceremony

December 3, 2014 | By More
Seaside Wildlife Garden dedication ceremony

Historic City News readers are invited to attend when the new Seaside Wildlife Garden gets its official welcome to St. Augustine Beach.

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O.C. White’s hosts senior’s dinner for Thanksgiving

December 3, 2014 | By More
O.C. White’s hosts senior’s dinner for Thanksgiving

Thanks to Cathy White again this year, Historic City News has learned that area elders were treated to a Thanksgiving feast; served at the table complete with all the trimmings.

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Wrigley Ride, Kick Off, and Velo Fest

December 1, 2014 | By More
Wrigley Ride, Kick Off, and Velo Fest

Wrigley Ride, Kick Off, and Velo Fest Heather Neville Special to HISTORIC CITY NEWS Time to catch up and most importantly time to have a kick off for our next year’s fundraising and events!

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Letter: Update on legal appeal of 7-Eleven

November 30, 2014 | By More
Letter: Update on legal appeal of 7-Eleven

Letter: Update on legal appeal of 7-Eleven Melinda Rakoncay, President Nelmar Terrace Neighborhood Association Dear Historic City News readers and potential donors: Thank you so much for your generous contributions to date! The filing of the appeal and the sufficiency hearing on legal standing were a whirlwind of activity! We have a quasi-judicial hearing coming […]

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Obituary: Matthew Fisher Chrest

November 29, 2014 | By More
Obituary: Matthew Fisher Chrest

Obituary for Matthew Fisher Chrest Matthew Fisher Chrest, 19, passed away on November 25, 2014. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland and spent most of his life in Marriottsville, Maryland where all who knew him loved him.

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Guest: Thanksgiving began in St. Augustine

November 27, 2014 | By More
Guest: Thanksgiving began in St. Augustine

Guest: Thanksgiving began in St. Augustine By: Raphael Cosme Special to HISTORIC CITY NEWS For more than 300 years Americans have been celebrating Thanksgiving Day based on historical accounts of 1621 at Plymouth Rock Plantation, where the Pilgrims who boarded the Mayflower came to the New World to escape religious persecution in England. The settlers […]

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Leading archeologist visits Youth Ambassadors

November 26, 2014 | By More
Leading archeologist visits Youth Ambassadors

Leading archeologist visits Youth Ambassadors Kayley Sutton, Youth Ambassador Pedro Menendez High School, Class of 2015 Special to HISTORIC CITY NEWS The Youth Ambassadors of St. Augustine were privileged to have Dr. Kathy Deagan come speak in October in order to learn about the town of St. Augustine through her archeological findings.

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County announces holiday schedule

November 25, 2014 | By More
County announces holiday schedule

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 Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, in observance of Thanksgiving.

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