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St Johns County wildlife officer named State’s Officer of the Year

April 16, 2014 | By More
St Johns County wildlife officer named State’s Officer of the Year

St Johns County Fish and Wildlife Conservation officer, Lee Lawshe, has received the agency’s 2014 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award, according to an announcement received by Historic City News this morning.

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Bryan Wrigley remembered during Monday ride

April 14, 2014 | By More
Bryan Wrigley remembered during Monday ride

Historic City News reported in April 2011, that a 23-year-old University of St Augustine student, Bryan B Wrigley, had been killed in a hit-and-run crash as he was riding his bicycle along West King Street. He will be remembered during an annual bike parade, held in his honor, on Monday April 14th, 5:30 p.m.; leaving […]

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

April 11, 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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YMCA Youth in Government

April 10, 2014 | By More
YMCA Youth in Government

Students from many area schools – Florida’s First Coast Delegation- participate in the YMCA Youth in Government (YIG) and Junior Youth in Government (JYIG) programs. This year, twenty-seven students practiced techniques to learn to “debate ideas not people” where “the partisan divide exists only between the engaged and the apathetic”.

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Guana volunteers served cheese smorgasbord Friday

April 10, 2014 | By More
Guana volunteers served cheese smorgasbord Friday

Tomorrow, Patrician Price informed local Historic City News reporters that all volunteers at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve’s new Fish Habitat Project will earn a complimentary meal courtesy of Cabot Creamery Cooperative’s Gratitude Grille food truck.

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St Augustine LGBTQ+ March this Saturday

April 9, 2014 | By More
St Augustine LGBTQ+ March this Saturday

Dawson Roebig has announced that on Saturday, April 12, there will be a positive and non-partisan gathering of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer community in the Plaza de la Constitution; seeking to raise awareness about various social and legal issues.

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City changes plans for King Street discussion

April 8, 2014 | By More
City changes plans for King Street discussion

This morning, Historic City News received word from Bruce Maguire that he had received a “change of plans” from Administrative Coordinator, H. Jade Nicolay, at the Public Works Department of the City of St Augustine; regarding the previously announced public hearing of the Proposed King Street Redesign.

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Habitat for Humanity turns over keys to two new homes

April 7, 2014 | By More
Habitat for Humanity turns over keys to two new homes

Historic City News will celebrate with the Wideman and Brown families in St Augustine when they each become owners of a new home this Saturday; house number four and five for Habitat for Humanity of St Augustine and St Johns County.

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Self-defense products demonstrated at Tea Party meeting

April 7, 2014 | By More
Self-defense products demonstrated at Tea Party meeting

Christopher Mills reported to Historic City News that he will demonstrate several self-defense products that are non-lethal and easy to use, during the next General Meeting of the St Augustine Tea Party on April 8th beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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Proposed King Street Redesign

April 7, 2014 | By More
Proposed King Street Redesign

Proposed King Street Redesign Nancy Sikes-Kline Vice-Mayor, City of St. Augustine Special to Historic City News Historic City News readers are invited to attend a public meeting on April 24, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.to discuss proposed improvements to King Street — between Malaga Street and Sevilla Street.

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Future Problem Solvers place second statewide

April 7, 2014 | By More
Future Problem Solvers place second statewide

Future Problem Solvers place second statewide by: Diksha Brambhatt Nease High School Class of 2014 Special to Historic City News A team of Nease students is among a select group of problem solvers invited to the prestigious international conference of the 2014 Future Problem Solving Program; involving over 250,000 students annually.

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 4/6/2014

April 6, 2014 | By More
Marriage Licenses Applications – 4/6/2014

The information contained in this report is taken from sources deemed reliable; the accuracy and completeness of which Historic City News does not control and cannot guarantee. The original public records are on file with the St. Johns County Clerk of Court and should be consulted before taking any action.

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First “visioning” workshop with facilitator

April 5, 2014 | By More
First “visioning” workshop with facilitator

The steering committee of St. Augustine’s visioning project held its initial workshop on today, Saturday, April 5th. The two and a half hour meeting, which began at 9:00am in The Alcazar Room of City Hall, was attended by about 30 members of the public.

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Local Art Association recognizes volunteers

April 5, 2014 | By More
Local Art Association recognizes volunteers

At its March annual meeting, the St. Augustine Art Association informed Historic City News that they recognized their volunteers for their outstanding service to the organization during the past year.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

April 4, 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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St Francis House celebrates 30 Years

April 2, 2014 | By More
St Francis House celebrates 30 Years

St. Francis House is celebrating 30 years of serving the needs of the less fortunate in St. Augustine and St. Johns County, and Historic City News readers are invited to participate this month in the 30th Anniversary breakfast events.

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Archaeologist studies site for relocated monument

April 2, 2014 | By More
Archaeologist studies site for relocated monument

City Archaeologist Carl Halbirt and Archaeological Technician MisCha Johns, are digging in the Plaza de la Constitution, again; this time, capitalizing on the opportunity to discover more about our history before the veteran’s war memorial covers its proposed new home in the Plaza’s northeast corner along Cathedral Place.

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Candidates for County Commission gathering voter petitions

April 1, 2014 | By More
Candidates for County Commission gathering voter petitions

Petitions. Everybody wants you to sign one this time of year and Historic City News has learned that there is a good reason for it. If a candidate for countywide office can’t gather signatures from 1% of the registered voters, the candidate is looking at paying a healthy fee to have their name appear on […]

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District 4 Candidate Profile: Denver Cook

April 1, 2014 | By More
District 4 Candidate Profile: Denver Cook

I am Denver Cook and I am asking for your vote on August 26th to serve as your county commissioner from District 4.  I am a husband and father; a military veteran; was a small business owner; and am a retired corrections officer.  I am also an American who believes the best government is small, […]

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FEATURE: Hedrick Smith through my eyes

March 31, 2014 | By More
FEATURE: Hedrick Smith through my eyes

FEATURE: Hedrick Smith through my eyes By: Hannah Bleau Special to Historic City News A few days ago, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author Hedrick Smith spoke to the local community at the Flagler Forum. I was on the panel and wrote this article about what happened and what he talked about; through my eyes. […]

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Miss California US delivers message of hope

March 31, 2014 | By More
Miss California US delivers message of hope

Historic City News readers attending the April 7th Foster Care Pre-service Training Orientation will have an opportunity to listen to one of St Augustine and St Johns County’s local foster care system success stories; 2013 Miss California United States, Christina Meredith.

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 3/30/2014

March 30, 2014 | By More
Marriage Licenses Applications – 3/30/2014

The information contained in this report is taken from sources deemed reliable; the accuracy and completeness of which Historic City News does not control and cannot guarantee. The original public records are on file with the St. Johns County Clerk of Court and should be consulted before taking any action.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

March 28, 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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Area farmers meet for National Ag Week picnic lunch

March 28, 2014 | By More
Area farmers meet for National Ag Week picnic lunch

Thursday in Hastings at the St Johns County Equestrian Center on Smith Road, Historic City News joined some of St Johns and Putnam County’s best known names in farming for a special lunch as part of the 41st annual National Agriculture Week. The event was hosted by Farm Credit of Florida.

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Alligator will be “class pet” at Rawlings Elementary School

March 26, 2014 | By More
Alligator will be “class pet” at Rawlings Elementary School

The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park informed Historic City News today that Canaan Kimball, a student attending PVPV Rawlings Elementary School, is the winner in the 6th Annual Edu-Gator Contest.

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Employees of the Year for County Schools

March 25, 2014 | By More
Employees of the Year for County Schools

Dr. Joseph Joyner told local Historic City News reporters that St Johns County’s “school-related employees” enhance the educational experience for the children whose lives they touch, and they are essential to the successful operation of a school or school district office.

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Local History Fair winners will compete at State

March 25, 2014 | By More
Local History Fair winners will compete at State

Historic City News congratulates twenty St Johns County students from nine participating schools that were selected from a recent local competition to travel and compete in the Florida State History Fair, scheduled for May 4-6.

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Obituary: Laurie Bennett Ellis

March 25, 2014 | By More
Obituary: Laurie Bennett Ellis

After a two and a half year battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease, Historic City News was informed that 58-year-old Laurie Bennett Ellis of St. Augustine died Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the Haven Hospice Care Center in Orange Park.

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Beach-nesting shorebirds need peace and quiet

March 24, 2014 | By More
Beach-nesting shorebirds need peace and quiet

During spring and summer on Florida beaches, shorebirds build nests out of sand and shells and hatch chicks that can barely be seen, according to information received by Historic City News this morning from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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Obituary: David Allen Wehking

March 23, 2014 | By More
Obituary: David Allen Wehking

Last Monday, March 17, 2014, Historic City News learned that St Augustine native, 57-year-old David Allen Wehking, passed away; surrounded by his family at his home east of Charleston’s Cooper River in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

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