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Plan will not permit vehicles on Matanzas beach

June 12, 2014 | By More
Plan will not permit vehicles on Matanzas beach

Saying that this plan has taken a long time to complete, Fort Matanzas National Monument Superintendent, Gordie Wilson, has announced to local Historic City News reporters the release of the final “General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement” for the national monument.

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Remains on Ponte Vedra Beach identified

June 10, 2014 | By More
Remains on Ponte Vedra Beach identified

Historic City News readers are being asked to help reconstruct the whereabouts of the 50-year-old woman whose body was recovered from the 800 block of North Ponte Vedra Boulevard Sunday morning, shortly before 7:30 a.m.

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Republican Club president outstanding young leader

June 10, 2014 | By More
Republican Club president outstanding young leader

Last night the Republican Club of Greater St Augustine held their annual meeting to install new officers for the coming two-years; but, this year, Historic City News learned that they made both news and history doing it.

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Celebrate the Army’s 239th birthday Thursday

June 10, 2014 | By More
Celebrate the Army’s 239th birthday Thursday

MSGT Thomas E Kielbasa has invited all Historic City News readers to attend a free, public celebration honoring the 239th birthday of the US Army; during an event at the historic St Francis Barracks in St Augustine on Thursday, June 12th.

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Senate candidate visits local Tea Party

June 8, 2014 | By More
Senate candidate visits local Tea Party

Historic City News readers are patriotically invited to attend the general meeting of the Saint Augustine Tea Party being held at the Village Inn located at 900 North Ponce de Leon Boulevard in St. Augustine on June 10, 2014 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 6/1/2014

June 5, 2014 | By More
Marriage Licenses Applications – 6/1/2014

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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St Johns County designated a “Healthy Weight Community”

June 3, 2014 | By More
St Johns County designated a “Healthy Weight Community”

Historic City News was on hand this morning when the Florida Department of Health recognized St Johns County as a “Healthy Weight Community Champion”. The recognition was presented by Dr. Dawn Allicock to members of the county commission.

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St Johns County Medical Alliance Scholars 2014

June 2, 2014 | By More
St Johns County Medical Alliance Scholars 2014

Historic City News citizen correspondent Jeani Taliaferro reported that the St Johns County Medical Alliance has awarded five new academic scholarships to local high school graduates pursuing their education in a medical related field of study.

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Alcazar Building repairs are underway

June 1, 2014 | By More
Alcazar Building repairs are underway

Historic City News has learned that the first of a two-stage repair project began recently at the former Alcazar Hotel Building which houses the Lightner Museum and St Augustine City Hall. Work is expected to continue through November.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

May 31, 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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Local artist sets Segway record

May 29, 2014 | By More
Local artist sets Segway record

It’s a known fact among Historic City News readers in St. Augustine that artist Jean Wagner Troemel gets around. Recently, on her 93rd birthday, the art icon stopped traffic and passersby on the nation’s oldest street when she motored by on a two-wheeled Segway.

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Guest: Will May 31st be a day of history?

May 29, 2014 | By More
Guest: Will May 31st be a day of history?

Guest: Will May 31st be a day of history? By: Summer Perritt Pedro Menendez High School This Saturday marks the 26th annual “World No Tobacco Day” hosted by the World Health Organization.

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 5/24/2014

May 28, 2014 | By More
Marriage Licenses Applications – 5/24/2014

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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Comrades remembered in Memorial Day ceremony

May 27, 2014 | By More
Comrades remembered in Memorial Day ceremony

Comrades remembered in Memorial Day ceremony By Michael Isam Special to Historic City News The 2014 Memorial Day ceremony at the St. Augustine National Cemetery witnessed the largest assembly in recent years. Some estimates put the number at 400 people who gathered on an overcast and sultry day to honor fallen veterans.

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Ceremony of Remembrance at National Cemetery

May 26, 2014 | By More
Ceremony of Remembrance at National Cemetery

Historic City News photojournalist Mark Cubbedge reported from the National Cemetery on Marine Street in St Augustine this morning, sharing images of this year’s Memorial Day Ceremony.

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Veterans Remembered in Council on Aging Ceremony

May 26, 2014 | By More
Veterans Remembered in Council on Aging Ceremony

Veterans Remembered in Council on Aging Ceremony By Michael Isam Special to Historic City News On Friday, the Council on Aging held their annual Memorial Day Celebration at River House on Marine Street. The event was well attended by a cadre of veterans from several branches of service.

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A day of Honor and Glory

May 26, 2014 | By More
A day of Honor and Glory

A day of Honor and Glory Col. Henri “Rik” Erkelens United States Army, Retired Military Officers Association President, Ancient City Chapter Memorial Day Monday May 26, 2014 Should you take the time to look in the downtown area, as so many have, since the 1868 establishment of Memorial Day, you will find memorials to the […]

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Thompson will lead Flagler Admissions and Financial Aid

May 24, 2014 | By More
Thompson will lead Flagler Admissions and Financial Aid

Flagler College President William T. Abare, Jr., has announced to Historic City News that Deborah Thompson has been selected to serve as Flagler College’s Vice President for Enrollment Management. Thompson has served the College on an interim basis in that position since March 3, 2014.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

May 23, 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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8th Annual Freedom Trail Luncheon 2014

May 23, 2014 | By More
8th Annual Freedom Trail Luncheon 2014

The 8th Annual ACCORD Freedom Trail Luncheon commemorating the 50th Anniversary signing of the Landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, will be held on July 2, 2014 in the historic Ponce de Leon Dining Hall, on the beautiful campus of Flagler College at 11:30 a.m.

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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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