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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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Council on Aging holds Christmas on the River

November 25, 2014 | By More
Council on Aging holds Christmas on the River

Christmas on the River, the annual holiday fundraiser for COA’s Care Connection Program was held recently at River House, 179 Marine St. in St. Augustine.

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Obituary: Judy Mabry

November 22, 2014 | By More
Obituary: Judy Mabry

It is with a profound feeling of loss that Historic City News announces that our dear, sweet and patriotic friend, Judy Mabry, went to dance with Jesus last night just before 9:00 p.m.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

November 21, 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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Intersection improvements topic of Open House

November 20, 2014 | By More
Intersection improvements topic of Open House

Historic City News readers are invited to attend an Open House being held at the Main Branch of the St. Johns County Public Library located at 1960 North Ponce de Leon Boulevard in St. Augustine in Monday, December 15, 2014.

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License plate fees distributed through micro grants

November 19, 2014 | By More
License plate fees distributed through micro grants

Historic City News has discovered that ten art, music, and cultural programs in St Johns County are $500 richer, thanks to a tax on the sale of Florida’s “State of the Arts” automobile license plates.

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Camera Club hosts renowned photographer Clyde Butcher

November 18, 2014 | By More
Camera Club hosts renowned photographer Clyde Butcher

The Saint Augustine Camera Club announced to Historic City News that they will hold “An Evening with Clyde” a presentation by renowned photographer Clyde Butcher, famous for his wilderness photography of the Florida landscape.

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Ride for a Reason concludes at Pier on Saturday

November 16, 2014 | By More
Ride for a Reason concludes at Pier on Saturday

St Johns Fire Rescue Lieutenant Jeremy Robshaw invited all Historic City News readers in St Augustine to come to the St Johns County Pier at St Augustine Beach and join the St. Johns County Pink Heals Tour for a welcome reception and cookout honoring 9-year-old bicyclist C.J. Burford as he concludes his most recent charity […]

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Veterans entertained by reminders of days gone by

November 15, 2014 | By More
Veterans entertained by reminders of days gone by

Veterans entertained by reminders of days gone by Michael Isam Special to Historic City News With the colorful display by veteran and civic organizations, period re-enactors, and an impressive display of firepower of days gone by, over 100 residents of St. Johns County were treated to a celebration of our county veterans they have come […]

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

November 15, 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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Cameron recognized as campaigns biggest pirate

November 13, 2014 | By More
Cameron recognized as campaigns biggest pirate

Judy Dembowski, Executive Director of St. Francis House, updated Historic City News in St Augustine with details on their recent fundraising event, Get Ye’ Pirate On. According to Dembowski, over $18,000 was raised to benefit the only fulltime homeless shelter between Jacksonville and Daytona.

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Visit Patriot Service Dogs at the Old Jail

November 11, 2014 | By More
Visit Patriot Service Dogs at the Old Jail

St Augustine based Historic Tours of America is proud to announce to Historic City News that Patriot Service Dogs, whose goal is to provide trained Service Dogs to our wounded service men and women with PTSD, mobility disabilities or loss of a limb, are visiting Old Town Trolley today.

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CR-210 overpass will begin service Tuesday

November 10, 2014 | By More
CR-210 overpass will begin service Tuesday

Florida Department of Transportation Public Information Director, Gina Busscher, had “good news” for Historic City News readers who travel the north US-1 corridor between St Johns and Duval County.<!–more–>

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Len Weeks to face Code Enforcement Board

November 9, 2014 | By More
Len Weeks to face Code Enforcement Board

Real Estate developer and general contractor Len Weeks goes before the city Code Enforcement Board Wednesday to answer for a series of violations that led to the emergency demolition of the historic 200-year-old Pedro Fornell House located at 62 Spanish Street in downtown St Augustine.

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Veterans of tomorrow thank veterans of yesterday

November 9, 2014 | By More
Veterans of tomorrow thank veterans of yesterday

Veterans of tomorrow thank veterans of yesterday Michael Isam Special Features Writer Special to HISTORIC CITY NEWS Back in the day, the people that stood out were the “Rainbows”. The name given to those freshly arrived to boot camp. To those yet to receive that full set of green everything; green from the skin out. […]

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Howe is Veterans Day speaker for St Augustine Tea Party

November 9, 2014 | By More
Howe is Veterans Day speaker for St Augustine Tea Party

Historic City News reminds our readers that Tuesday, November 11, is Veterans Day. On this day we honor the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

November 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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Vietnam Veterans honored during ceremony this afternoon

November 7, 2014 | By More
Vietnam Veterans honored during ceremony this afternoon

Master Sergeant Thomas E Kielbasa reported to Historic City News that this afternoon at 3:00 p.m., officers and veterans of the Vietnam War will be honored by the Florida National Guard during a command retreat ceremony at the St Francis Barracks parade field.

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Report questions 7-Eleven threat to Water Works building

November 6, 2014 | By More
Report questions 7-Eleven threat to Water Works building

In the current issue of The St Augustine Report, former mayor George Gardner has questioned if the city’s plan to collect a $350,000 state grant to restore, to a condition of usability, the former San Marco Avenue Water Works building will hit a snag when the required “Assessment of Effect” document is prepared.

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Volunteer opportunities at St. Augustine Lighthouse

November 6, 2014 | By More
Volunteer opportunities at St. Augustine Lighthouse

Volunteers are being sought to assist with site shifts, visitor services, special events, academic research and a variety of other tasks at one of St Augustine’s best known historical attractions and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution; the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum.

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OC White’s will provide Thanksgiving feast for elders

November 6, 2014 | By More
OC White’s will provide Thanksgiving feast for elders

Susan Johnson reported to Historic City News that owner, Cathy White, of O.C. White’s Restaurant on Avenida Menendez, has once again generously offered to serve a traditional Thanksgiving Day Feast to elders who are unable to join family or friends.

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Thank you from Mayor-Elect Nancy Shaver

November 5, 2014 | By More
Thank you from Mayor-Elect Nancy Shaver

Thank you from Mayor-Elect, Nancy Shaver I am humbled by and grateful for yesterday’s election results–and want to thank everyone who helped make it happen, and to everyone who voted, no matter for whom. Democracy is a wonderful and sometimes messy process that defines who we are as a country. And now we all can […]

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Hollingsworth: Pay your taxes by e-check

November 1, 2014 | By More
Hollingsworth: Pay your taxes by e-check

As tax notices are delivered this month, now is the perfect time for Historic City News readers to get familiar – or reacquainted – with the St. Johns County Tax Collector’s website, http://www.sjctax.us

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City fire department grows by four new firefighters

October 30, 2014 | By More
City fire department grows by four new firefighters

Historic City News was informed that a swearing-in ceremony was held at noon today at the St. Augustine Fire Department on Malaga Street; recognizing four new firefighters being added to the ranks of the city’s firefighting elite.

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St Augustine commission finds sufficiency for two appeals

October 29, 2014 | By More
St Augustine commission finds sufficiency for two appeals

During the Monday night meeting of the St Augustine City Commission, Historic City News watched as the commissioners found that objectors to two controversial permits that have been issued by the city each have legal standing to advance their appeals at a future meeting.

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County makes demand for an honest VA response

October 27, 2014 | By More
County makes demand for an honest VA response

Historic City News has obtained a copy of correspondence to the Executive Director in the Office of Construction and Facilities Management concerning the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic; requesting a formal response identifying a definite date the VA will be vacating the existing location, as well as the location of the interim clinic location for […]

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ACT! for America speaker at local Tea Party

October 27, 2014 | By More
ACT! for America speaker at local Tea Party

Historic City News readers are patriotically invited to attend the general meeting of the Saint Augustine Tea Party when it is held on Tuesday, October 28, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Inn located at 900 North Ponce de Leon Boulevard in St. Augustine.

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Voters: Go to the polls, make it happen

October 26, 2014 | By More
Voters: Go to the polls, make it happen

St. Paul AME Church Pastor Ron Rawls and First Baptist Church Pastor Michael McConnell organized a motorcade, complete with charter bus and motorcycle escort, to bring voters to the St Johns County Elections Office to cast early ballots after church services this morning. Historic City News editor, Michael Gold, was invited to accompany the voters.

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Town and Gown Task Force named

October 25, 2014 | By More
Town and Gown Task Force named

Flagler College has invited Historic City News readers to attend the initial meeting of the 12-member Town and Gown Task Force — an initiative launched to develop a greater understanding and working relationship between Flagler College and the St. Augustine community.

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