Judy Wallman, a professional genealogy researcher in southern California, was doing some personal work on her own family tree. She discovered that Congressman Harry Reid’s great-great uncle, Remus Reid, was hanged for stealing horses and robbing trains in Montana in 1889. Both Judy and Harry Reid share this common ancestor.
Anne Kraft tells Historic City News in St Augustine that A Classic Theatre, Inc. is kicking off their entry into the Romanza Festivale in May with the presentation of Alice in Wonderland; Lewis Carroll’s classic — with a twist.
The St Johns County Public Library System is encouraging Historic City News readers to visit next week, between April 13-19; and, enjoy special events, friendly and helpful staff and the amazing resources we have to offer to the people of St Johns County.
Free pizza, God’s Not Dead tickets, silicone bracelets for college students For all who attend Greater Love Ministries’ Sunday morning service, April 13th. Historic City News has been asked to invite St Augustine and St Johns County college students to enjoy free pizza, free tickets and silicon wrist bracelets for the year’s surprise blockbuster, “God’s […]
Public Relations Coordinator, Katie Lay, has invited Historic City News readers to attend when Nettles Fine Jewelry celebrates spring with an evening of jewelry, fashion, fun, and entertainment on Friday, April 11th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at its store; located at 1811 US-1 South in St Augustine. The event is a fundraiser for […]
Historic City News learned from Robin Burchfield, Director of Development for St. Augustine Youth Services, that in order to create awareness of the need to keep kids safe and families strong, her organization held a “Pinwheel Parade” March against Child Abuse this morning at their campus on US-1 South.
Looking to enhance, revitalize, or update your yard with vibrant, colorful plants and flowers? Want to learn more about how best to beautify your yard in our area? Then mark your calendars for the upcoming 19th Annual Flower & Garden Expo to be held on Saturday, April 12 from 9am to 5pm and Sunday, April […]
Historic City News readers will enjoy the CBS 60 Minutes program on Sunday, March 30, 2014, which will feature a segment on Marcus Roberts; a world-renowned jazz pianist and graduate of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind. Part of the segment, which begins at 7:00 pm Eastern, will feature Robert’s visit to […]
Kay Wells asks Historic City News readers to attend the Third Annual Juried Member Photography Show presented by Saint Augustine Camera Club; opening Friday, April 4, at the Art Institute, located adjacent to the St Johns County Pier in St Augustine Beach.
This Saturday, March 29th and Sunday March 30th, will be days for “entertainment that educates” when the Garrison Grand Muster is held in the St Augustine Historic District and Fort Mose holds its Living History Days, according to announcements received this week from the Historic Florida Militia and Fort Mose Historic State Park, where activities […]
National Park Service spokesman, Joseph Brehm, invites Historic City News readers to participate in a special program Friday evening at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument you can relive the night before the Spanish soldiers, stationed at the Castillo, prepared for the counterattack against British forces stationed at Fort Mose in 1740.
The Moody Blues returned to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre for their third engagement Saturday evening, and Historic City News Special Events Photographer, Mark Cubbedge, was on hand. The band played in the same venue on March 6, 2010 and March 17, 2011.
Friends of the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve will hold their 5th Annual 5K/10K Trail Run this Saturday, March 22 starting at 9:00 a.m. according to an announcement received by Historic City News this morning. Participants will meet at the Trailhead in the Research Reserve, located at 505 Guana River Road in Ponte […]
Archaeology Day at the Bronson-Mulholland House Sat March 22, 10a.m.-4p.m. Bronson-Mulholland House, Palatka Join the Florida Public Archaeology Network, the Putnam County Historical Society, and the Bronson-Mulholland House for a day celebrating Florida Archaeology Month. Come learn about the people who lived in Florida 12,000 years ago and how archaeologists study them.
Historic City News readers are reminded that during next month’s Rhythm and Ribs Festival, the participant who receives the highest number of votes will share in a very special, Kodak moment with a live piglet on center stage at Francis Field; as well as the honor of having raised the most donations to benefit Learn […]
Elyse Brady invites Historic City News artists to submit their work and participate in the St Augustine Art Association 5th annual nature and wildlife art exhibition taking place July 26 through August 31, throughout the gallery at 22 Marine Street in St Augustine.
Flagler College reported to Historic City News that St. Augustine Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program archaeologist Brendan Burke will speak on March 18th as part of the Historic St. Augustine Research Institute speaker series on the local campus.
Historic City News readers are aware that, four-hundred and forty-nine years ago, on September 8, 1565, Admiral Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés stepped ashore at Matanzas Bay and founded St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest, continuously occupied, European city, port, and parish in the continental United States.
Activities at the Anastasia Island Library March will be a busy month for Historic City News patrons of the St Johns County Library. There is always something useful and fun available at each of the branches of the Library — all you have to do is ask.
Once again, The St Augustine Art Association brings another historian and acclaimed author, Dr. Wayne W. Wood, to present a free lecture on the life and work of the late Julian Courtenay Hunt; to be held on Thursday, February 20, at the St Augustine Art Association. Historic City News readers are invite to join and […]
The luck o’ the Irish will be with you at the St Augustine St Patrick’s Day Parade, when lads and lasses from throughout Georgia and Florida, Savannah to Sarasota and beyond converge upon the Historic City, donning their best greens, for our local annual celebration of the Emerald Isle’s most revered saint.
St. Augustine Art Association Docent Coordinator Kay Burtin will lead a free guided tour of the Art Association’s Permanent Collection on Sunday, February 16, at 3 p.m.
Join Historic City News readers and your official Nation Park Service guide, for a special look at St Augustine during a torchlight tour interpreting the period between 1875 and 1878 at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument; then known as Fort Marion.
Tri-Talent Musical Theater Class provides children, ages 9-14, with a well-rounded training with which to insure their best chance of success as they enter into the amazing world of musical theater. This program will focus on acting, movement, and choral singing for the music theater stage, enabling students to improve their performance skills.
For the last three years, Historic City News sponsor, Romanza Festivale, has showcased St Augustine’s music, dance, theater, art, cuisine, heritage and romance; bringing headliners, street fairs, parades, concerts, plays, re-enactments, exhibits, lectures, and tours to perform and entertain residents and visitors at venues throughout the city.
Historic City News was informed that Robert Laryn Skate Park is scheduled to reopen to the public at 10:00 a.m. this morning, Saturday, February 8, weather permitting. A new operator will manage a pro shop staffed with knowledgeable skaters and offers skateboard lessons, skateboards and gear, equipment rental, snacks and drinks.