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Happy reunion for 12-year-old rescued from surf

May 22, 2014 | By More
Happy reunion for 12-year-old rescued from surf

Last Thursday evening, May 15th, a near drowning was averted at about 6:05 PM at Vilano Beach; the life of a local 12-year-old student, Austin C. Wesp, was mercifully spared from severe injury or probable death after he went into the surf near the large granite jetties that shoal the St Augustine Inlet.

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Vilano Beach Publix leading in United Way donations

May 21, 2014 | By More
Vilano Beach Publix leading in United Way donations

United Way of St Johns County spokesperson, Nancy Nichols, reported to Historic City News today that in addition to a very significant corporate donation of $208,700, associates from the county’s 12 stores owned by Publix Super Markets, Inc., have also contributed $276,659; for a combined donation exceeding $485,000.

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Popular Castillo volunteer enjoyed his retirement

May 20, 2014 | By More
Popular Castillo volunteer enjoyed his retirement

Historic City News was informed of the passing of Brigadier General, United States Air Force Arthur H. Small (Ret.) who turned 87-years-old last week. General Small, who traveled in service to his country most of his adult life, lived in St Augustine at 449 North Legacy Trail.

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Community Service Award goes to Letti Bozard

May 20, 2014 | By More
Community Service Award goes to Letti Bozard

The Flagler College Office of Alumni Relations notified Historic City News in St. Augustine that local resident, Letti Bozard, was recently honored with the Community Service Award at the Alumni Awards luncheon, held in the Dining Room of Ponce de Leon Hall.

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Fully certified lifeguards return to beaches

May 20, 2014 | By More
Fully certified lifeguards return to beaches

Memorial Day weekend marks the official beginning of beach season for Historic City News readers in St Augustine and St Johns County. This year, a team of United States Lifesaving Association certified beach lifeguards will begin their assignments on Saturday, May 24, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily.

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Obituary: Leslie Way Popin

May 19, 2014 | By More
Obituary: Leslie Way Popin

Obituary: Leslie Way Popin Leslie Way Popin, was born in Miami, Florida, on March 15, 1955. She attended and graduated from St Augustine High School, Class of 1973.

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Wierda retiring – Richardson tapped as new principal

May 17, 2014 | By More
Wierda retiring – Richardson tapped as new principal

Historic City News has learned that Jessica Richardson, assistant principal at Cunningham Creek Elementary School, has been selected by Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner to be the principal of Ocean Palms Elementary School.

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 5/17/2014

May 17, 2014 | By More
Marriage Licenses Applications – 5/17/2014

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

May 17, 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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Citizen Series: Civil Rights in America

May 16, 2014 | By More
Citizen Series: Civil Rights in America

Citizen Series: Civil Rights in America Derek Boyd Hankerson St. Augustine Middle Passage Committee, Board Member Freedom Road Productions, Writer and Producer Gullah-Geechee, Direct Descendent Yamassee/Muscokee Native American Tribe, Member In commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, signed on July 2, 1964, by President Johnson remember that Spanish La Florida assisted Africans […]

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Coastal Breeding Birds lecture at Marineland

May 15, 2014 | By More
Coastal Breeding Birds lecture at Marineland

Stefanie M. Nagid, Audubon Florida Northeast Policy Associate, has invited Historic City News readers to a special free lecture, “Coastal Breeding Birds of Northeast Florida” on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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K-9 training facility breaks ground in Nocatee

May 12, 2014 | By More
K-9 training facility breaks ground in Nocatee

The nationally known K9s for Warriors program will formally break ground on a new training facility in Nocatee May 15th, marking a major leap forward in the non-profit organization’s efforts to aid veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.

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Water and swimming pool safety tips

May 12, 2014 | By More
Water and swimming pool safety tips

Historic City News readers who have swimming pools and enjoy the miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches and riverfront embankments at many locations around St Johns County, know that water safety is an important topic, year-round in Florida.

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Judge Berger honored by County Bar with portrait

May 10, 2014 | By More
Judge Berger honored by County Bar with portrait

Historic City News was informed by the Court Communications Officer of the 7th Judicial Circuit that on next Thursday, May 15th, a new portrait of Fifth District Court of Appeals Judge Wendy W. Berger will be unveiled.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

May 9, 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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Sea Turtle nesting season May 1 – October 31

May 8, 2014 | By More
Sea Turtle nesting season May 1 – October 31

Michael Ryan is asking Historic City News readers to help protect St. Johns County’s sea turtle habitat by observing all nesting season laws and regulations along our Atlantic Ocean beaches from now through October 31, 2014.

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Superintendent selects new principal for Pacetti Bay

May 7, 2014 | By More
Superintendent selects new principal for Pacetti Bay

Jay Willets, principal at John A. Crookshank Elementary School, has been selected by Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner to be the principal of Pacetti Bay Middle School. His nomination will be presented to the St. Johns County School Board at their June 10 meeting.

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Three named Professor Emeritus at retirement ceremony

May 7, 2014 | By More
Three named Professor Emeritus at retirement ceremony

After more than 100 combined years of experience, professors Paul Crutchfield, Bernadette Twardy and Jerry Noloboff, are leaving some awfully big shoes to fill as they retire during ceremonies held at Flagler College.

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 5/5/2014

May 5, 2014 | By More
Marriage Licenses Applications – 5/5/2014

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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Dallas cheerleader returns home for wedding

May 5, 2014 | By More
Dallas cheerleader returns home for wedding

Historic City News was informed today that hometown celebrity, MacKenzie Lee Weeks, and her fiancé, Miles Terry, have decided to return to St Augustine to be married. The wedding is planned for June 21st.

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St Francis House gets new image for 30th anniversary

May 3, 2014 | By More
St Francis House gets new image for 30th anniversary

Karen Hensel reported to Historic City News that while many Flagler College students will moving on to a career or leaving St Augustine behind to go home for the summer; no matter where they go, Professor Natalie Stephenson’s Design Methodologies class will leave a legacy behind.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

May 2, 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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Joyner joins Flagler College Board

May 2, 2014 | By More
Joyner joins Flagler College Board

Flagler College President Dr. William T. Abare, Jr., announced to Historic City News today that St Johns County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph G. Joyner, has been appointed to the Flagler College Board of Trustees.

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Nellie’s legacy lives on at world’s oldest Oceanarium

May 1, 2014 | By More
Nellie’s legacy lives on at world’s oldest Oceanarium

Historic City News was saddened to learn that, earlier this week, Nellie, the oldest dolphin in human care, peacefully passed away at Marineland Dolphin Adventure. Nellie was born at Marine Studios, the precursor of Marineland Dolphin Adventure, on February 27, 1953.

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Light Station belongs to Lighthouse Museum

May 1, 2014 | By More
Light Station belongs to Lighthouse Museum

Today is a BIG day in the history of the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, Director Kathy Fleming and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Theresa Floyd told local Historic City News reporters.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month wraps up

April 30, 2014 | By More
Child Abuse Prevention Month wraps up

St. Augustine Youth Services recounted for Historic City News that they presented three events in April in conjunction with National Child Abuse Prevention Month to bring this message to our community by encouraging parents to have the knowledge, skills and resources they need to care for their children.

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Flagler Graduates will hear from Ambassador Andrew Young

April 29, 2014 | By More
Flagler Graduates will hear from Ambassador Andrew Young

Historic City News was informed that approximately 360 students will receive their diploma from Flagler College at ceremonies being held at the St Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 3rd. Later that day, at 4:00 p.m., in the Flagler College Auditorium, 21 seniors will graduate with a Bachelor of Public Administration degree.

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Congressional Art Competition winner named

April 29, 2014 | By More
Congressional Art Competition winner named

Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) announced to local Historic City News reporters today that Yong Zheng, a student at Seabreeze High School in Daytona Beach, took first place in the “2014 Congressional Art Competition” with her ink wash painting titled “Into the Light”. She will receive complimentary airfare for herself and a guest to attend an […]

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Pilot Club decommissions 68-year-old veteran’s memorial

April 29, 2014 | By More
Pilot Club decommissions 68-year-old veteran’s memorial

Pilot Club decommissions 68-year-old veteran’s memorial By Michael Isam Special to Historic City News At exactly 10:00 a.m. Capt. Charles Stratman, USN (retired) rang 4 bells signaling the commencement of the decommissioning ceremony for the decades-old landmark in the northeast corner of the Plaza de la Constitution. The bell was presented to Stratman by the […]

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 4/27/2014

April 29, 2014 | By More
Marriage Licenses Applications – 4/27/2014

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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