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Pirate Escapades at St. Francis House

October 18, 2014 | By More
Pirate Escapades at St. Francis House

Judy Dembowski, the Executive Director of St. Francis House, reported to Historic City News that St. Johns County Assistant County Administrator, Jerry Cameron, has been gathering treasures for the emergency shelter in St Augustine.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

October 18, 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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Weeks given notice of violations and hearings

October 16, 2014 | By More
Weeks given notice of violations and hearings

Building and Code Enforcement Manager, Wil Franke, reported to Historic City News that former mayor Claude L. Weeks, Jr. and his wife, Kristina G. Weeks, have been officially notified of various violations of the Code of Law and Ordinances of St. Augustine, in connection with unpermitted construction work that resulted in the collapse of the […]

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Treasury Street closes Monday for construction

October 16, 2014 | By More
Treasury Street closes Monday for construction

The City of St Augustine updated Historic City News today on the status of two major projects underway downtown. According to Project Engineer, Reuben C. Franklin Jr., all of the curb and sidewalk work is complete on the Transit in Parks project on Orange Street.

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No answers yet on The Castle of Lions

October 15, 2014 | By More
No answers yet on The Castle of Lions

About a year ago, Jake Firth says he bought the vacant property at 100 Flagler Boulevard on Anastasia Island, knowing that the unusual building, whose high walls and Gothic appearance led to it being nicknamed “the castle”, was zoned commercial.

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Weeks resigns chair of Historic Architectural Review Board

October 14, 2014 | By More
Weeks resigns chair of Historic Architectural Review Board

Calling the immediate emergency demolition of the Don Pedro Fornells House, previously located at 62 Spanish Street, a “most unfortunate and unexpected, accident”, former mayor Len Weeks resigned from the Historic Architectural Review Board in a letter addressed to City Manager John Regan.

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Municipal marina first of its kind to receive recognition

October 14, 2014 | By More
Municipal marina first of its kind to receive recognition

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection informed local Historic City News reporters that the City of St. Augustine Municipal Marina has been designated the second “Clean and Resilient Marina” in the state.  According to the announcement this morning, the local facility is also the first municipal marina to earn the designation.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

October 12, 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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Day to honor Our Lady of La Leche

October 12, 2014 | By More
Day to honor Our Lady of La Leche

Day to honor Our Lady of La Leche Raphael Cosme SPECIAL TO HISTORIC CITY NEWS On Saturday, October 11th The Feast of Our Lady of La Leche was celebrated with a solemn mass at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Augustine. Celebrant was Bishop Felipe J. Estevez, head of the northeastern Florida diocese, which is the […]

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Souls to the Polls intends to swing election

October 11, 2014 | By More
Souls to the Polls intends to swing election

The lack of black representation in local government is a battle blacks in St. Augustine and St. Johns County said they’ve been fighting for years. “If you’re not white many times your voice is just not heard,” Lincolnville community leader Judith Seraphin said in an interview with Jacksonville’s Action News.

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Navy League Council celebrates 40-years of service

October 9, 2014 | By More
Navy League Council celebrates 40-years of service

Historic City News learned of a recent dinner party held for members of the St. Augustine-Palm Coast Navy League Council held at the Slammer & Squire Legends Grill, World Golf Village. The occasion celebrated 40-years of honoring and serving the men and women in our Sea Services.

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Neighbors retain lawyer to appeal 7-Eleven permit

October 8, 2014 | By More
Neighbors retain lawyer to appeal 7-Eleven permit

Historic City News was informed today that Nelmar Terrace Neighborhood Association, the Neighborhood Council of St. Augustine, Inc., and seven individuals, have filed an appeal through their attorney to protest the issuance of a building permit by the City of St Augustine that would allow construction of a 7-Eleven convenience store that includes a 12-pump […]

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Passerby finds body of deputy – ruled suicide

October 7, 2014 | By More
Passerby finds body of deputy – ruled suicide

A highly decorated member of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office took his own life early this morning on the grounds of Hero’s Park in Palm Coast, according to information received by Historic City News.

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Flagler College hosts city commission candidates

October 7, 2014 | By More
Flagler College hosts city commission candidates

The Flagler College Student Government Association has informed local Historic City News reporters that they will sponsor a candidate debate on campus the evening of Tuesday October 14th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and all Historic City News are invited to attend.

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Florida First Lady visits Ketterlinus

October 7, 2014 | By More
Florida First Lady visits Ketterlinus

Just before 9:00 a.m. this morning, Historic City News local reporters welcomed Florida First Lady Ann Scott when she visited Ketterlinus Elementary School to provide special recognition for being one of the top five winners of the 2014 “First Lady’s Summer Literacy Adventure”.

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Governor Scott orders special prosecutor in OConnell death

October 3, 2014 | By | Comments More
Governor Scott orders special prosecutor in OConnell death

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 […]

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

October 3, 2014 | By | Comments 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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Will new facebook identity policy encourage whistleblowers?

October 2, 2014 | By | Comments More
Will new facebook identity policy encourage whistleblowers?

As journalists, we would have to be living under a rock not to recognize the value of social media websites where users voluntarily provide the world with more personal information than you could ever expect to gather through the Freedom of Information Act.

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Coming up: Clean eyes look at evidence in Michelle O’Connell death

October 1, 2014 | By | Comments More
Coming up: Clean eyes look at evidence in Michelle O’Connell death

Coming up: Clean eyes look at evidence in Michelle O’Connell death The tragedy of September 2, 2010, ending in the death of Michelle O’Connell, one month short of her 25th birthday, tugs at the heartstrings of friends and family members who knew her and cannot believe the law enforcement and criminal justice community’s determination that […]

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Youth Ambassadors tour Historic Lincolnville

September 29, 2014 | By | Comments More
Youth Ambassadors tour Historic Lincolnville

Youth Ambassadors tour Historic Lincolnville by: Kayley Sutton, Youth Ambassador Pedro Menendez High School, Class of 2015 Local historian David Nolan offered an informative guided tour of the historic Lincolnville community to members of St Augustine’s Youth Ambassadors on September 8th.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

September 26, 2014 | By | Comments 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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Former mayor says he is falsely accused of causing accident

September 26, 2014 | By | Comments More
Former mayor says he is falsely accused of causing accident

When you are the oldest continuously occupied city of European origin in the United States and on the precipice of celebrating the 450th Anniversary of your founding, you take preservation of what remains of your historic structures very seriously. Demolition of the remaining 50 to 100-year-old homes is unacceptable in all but the direst of […]

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Don Pedro Fornell House built in 1804

September 25, 2014 | By | Comments More
Don Pedro Fornell House built in 1804

These memories of the Don Pedro Fornell house, built in 1804 and destroyed by careless contractors in 2014, are from the collection of Jack Williams who owned and lived in the historic home for many years.

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Construction may have triggered collapse of 200-year-old building

September 25, 2014 | By | Comments More
Construction may have triggered collapse of 200-year-old building

After withstanding more than 200-years of flood, fire, hurricane force winds and tropical storms, it only took the effort of a trencher and determined developer to instigate the partial collapse of another historic building; this one in the heart of the restoration area.

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City to build passive park on Riberia Pointe

September 24, 2014 | By | Comments More
City to build passive park on Riberia Pointe

Keep Riberia Pointe Green, a city-wide group of St Augustine citizens, informed Historic City News that, with broad support from the whole community, Resolution #2014-38, sponsored by City Commissioner Leanna Freeman, was passed unanimously by the City Commission on Monday, September 22.

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Florida Tourism Hall of Fame honors contribution of Walter Fraser

September 23, 2014 | By | Comments More
Florida Tourism Hall of Fame honors contribution of Walter Fraser

Historic City News has learned that Senator Walter B. Fraser was posthumously inducted on Monday evening to the Florida Tourism Hall of Fame during the Chairman’s Dinner at the 46th Annual Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

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Neighborhood Council holds General Election forum

September 21, 2014 | By | Comments More
Neighborhood Council holds General Election forum

Historic City News readers are invited to attend the November election candidate forum being sponsored by the St Augustine Neighborhood Council on Tuesday, October 7th.

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Bio: Nancy Ellen Shaver

September 21, 2014 | By | Comments More
Bio: Nancy Ellen Shaver

Nancy Ellen Shaver Candidate for St Augustine Mayor 82 South St (Lincolnville) Saint Augustine, FL 32084 Born: 11/5/1946

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Bio: Joseph Lester Boles, Jr

September 21, 2014 | By | Comments More
Bio: Joseph Lester Boles, Jr

Joseph Lester Boles, Jr Candidate for St Augustine Mayor (incumbent) 401 Arredondo Ave (Davis Shores) Saint Augustine, FL 32080 Born: 6/17/1952

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

September 21, 2014 | By | Comments 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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