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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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Judge awards seized livestock to Sheriff for auction

September 18, 2014 | By | Comments More
Judge awards seized livestock to Sheriff for auction

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office was awarded 39 large animals following a court proceeding Wednesday. The animals were seized on August 22nd from a home on Nikolitch Avenue in Flagler Estates.

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Semifinalists named in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program

September 17, 2014 | By | Comments More
Semifinalists named in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation, Evanston, Illinois, announced to local Historic City News reporters that five local high school students in St Augustine and St Johns County schools have been selected to be included with approximately 16,000 other semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

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Reminding everyone to watch out for cyclists this weekend

September 16, 2014 | By | Comments More
Reminding everyone to watch out for cyclists this weekend

Reminding everyone to watch out for cyclists this weekend Velo Fest supporting MS150 with bicycle parking By Heather Neville, Director Special to Historic City News Velo Fest Community Initiative will be supporting the 2200 rider strong Bike MS150 this weekend. As riders take to the road on a 179 mile journey starting in Ponte Vedra […]

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Downtown Ron Brown retires as City Attorney

September 16, 2014 | By | Comments More
Downtown Ron Brown retires as City Attorney

City Manager John Regan shared an inside iggy with the audience of over 100 attendees last night when he introduced the guest of honor during a three-hour retirement celebration for St Augustine City Attorney, Ronald Wayne Brown. Regan says some folks around City Hall get it, but he’s never really explained the nickname “Downtown Ron […]

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Volunteers Needed at the Council on Aging

September 15, 2014 | By | Comments More
Volunteers Needed at the Council on Aging

Opportunities are available to volunteer for one or more of the following positions through the Council on Aging and Coastal Community Center, according to an announcement received by Historic City News from Ginny Draper this week. If you would like to apply, contact Draper or Elise Moloney at 904-209-3686 for more information.

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Guard recognizes 449 years of civilian service

September 13, 2014 | By | Comments More
Guard recognizes 449 years of civilian service

Guard recognizes 449 years of civilian service By Michael Isam Special to Historic City News At the appointed hour of 3:00 p.m., on Friday, September 12, the order was barked to bring members of the Florida National Guard to attention. Thus began the “Retreat” ceremony. Like a well oiled machine, guard members performed admirably giving […]

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

September 12, 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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A league of their own

September 10, 2014 | By | Comments More
A league of their own

The Junior Service League has sparked philanthropy through it’s shining example of team work, it’s passion for St. Augustine and it’s citizens. From inception, The League has been known for taking on difficult, large-scale projects which meet local needs not being addressed by any other group.

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Youth Ambassadors tour historic Fort Mose

September 9, 2014 | By | Comments More
Youth Ambassadors tour historic Fort Mose

Youth Ambassadors tour historic Fort Mose John Hutton, Youth Ambassador Nease High School, IB Class of 2015 Special to Historic City News On August 11th, the Youth Ambassadors visited Fort Mose State Park which is the site of the first legally sanctioned free African settlement in what is now the United States. Fort Mose was […]

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Learning Legacy Lifetime Achievement Awards

September 9, 2014 | By | Comments More
Learning Legacy Lifetime Achievement Awards

This year’s Learning Legacy Lifetime Achievement Awards were announced to Historic City News and presented by St Johns County School Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner on Friday, September 5 prior to kickoff at the football game between St. Augustine High School and Pedro Menendez High School.

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Flagler College will join City for joint public meetings

September 7, 2014 | By | Comments More
Flagler College will join City for joint public meetings

Flagler College president, Bill Abare, will join City Manager, John Regan, on Wednesday, September 10th at 8:30 a.m. for the first of a planned series of joint public meetings aimed at improving communications between residents, city government, and our largest downtown neighbor, Flagler College.

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Neighbors will protest San Marco 7-Eleven

September 5, 2014 | By | Comments More
Neighbors will protest San Marco 7-Eleven

Historic City News was informed by event organizers that tomorrow, Saturday September 5, 2014, a group of citizens will protest the approval of a building permit to 7-Eleven that allows the construction of a convenience store with 12 gas pumps.

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SR-207 bike trails close for foundation repairs

September 5, 2014 | By | Comments More
SR-207 bike trails close for foundation repairs

Florida Department of Transportation alerted local Historic City News reporters that a section of bike trail along SR-207, from Moccasin Branch to CR-305 in St. Johns County, will close starting Monday for repairs.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

September 5, 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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Patriot Day Ceremony of Remembrance

September 5, 2014 | By | Comments More
Patriot Day Ceremony of Remembrance

On Thursday, September 11, the City of St. Augustine has invited Historic City News readers to attend the annual Ceremony of Remembrance; a community gathering to remember those who died in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

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Forts welcome new Chief of Interpretation

September 4, 2014 | By | Comments More
Forts welcome new Chief of Interpretation

Superintendent Gordie Wilson informed Historic City News that Steve Roberts has been selected as the Chief of Interpretation and Education for Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas National Monuments.

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Bicycle safety campaign kicks off Monday

September 4, 2014 | By | Comments More
Bicycle safety campaign kicks off Monday

The “Yield to Life” safety campaign, co-sponsored by the City of St Augustine and the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization, will hold a news conference to announce the official launch of the program, a collaborative effort aimed at increasing awareness and reducing bicycle and pedestrian-related crashes in St. Augustine, according to Jeff Sheffield, North Florida […]

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Seasonal beach lifeguard tower staffing ends

September 3, 2014 | By | Comments More
Seasonal beach lifeguard tower staffing ends

As of yesterday, Historic City News was informed that St. Johns County Fire Rescue will decrease Lifeguard staffing levels on all county beaches.

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Building department clarifies 7-Eleven permit status

September 2, 2014 | By | Comments More
Building department clarifies 7-Eleven permit status

Historic City News spoke directly with Assistant City Attorney, Isabelle Lopez, and Director of Planning and Building, David Birchim, today to verify the unconfirmed report on Labor Day that the City of St Augustine had issued a permit allowing the construction of a controversial 7-Eleven convenience store and gas station at 179 San Marco Avenue.

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San Marco Avenue to receive shared-lane pavement markings

August 28, 2014 | By | Comments More
San Marco Avenue to receive shared-lane pavement markings

The Public Works Department of the City of St Augustine has announced to local Historic City News reporters that in about six-weeks, shared-lane pavement markings, known as sharrows, will be added to San Marco Avenue from May Street and West Castillo Drive.

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Davis Shores warned about September water conditions

August 27, 2014 | By | Comments More
Davis Shores warned about September water conditions

The City of St Augustine is warning Davis Shores residents, both north and south of Anastasia Boulevard, to be expecting reduced water pressure and possibly discolored water during the month of September.

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If you can, wait until September 1 to renew your tags

August 27, 2014 | By | Comments More
If you can, wait until September 1 to renew your tags

Residents renewing their auto, truck and motorcycle tags after September 1 can benefit from a new state law reducing registration fees an average of $14 – $25 each. But, if they get in a hurry to send back their automated renewal ahead of time, they may be stuck with the current, higher fees.

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