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Looking for fun things to do on a budget?

October 21, 2014 | By More
Looking for fun things to do on a budget?

Barbara Golden, Communications Manager for the St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau, reminds Historic City News readers who reside in St Johns County that admission is free of charge to the Oldest House, the Lightner Museum, the Ximenez-Fatio House, the Oldest Wooden School House, City Walks History Mystery Murder Evening […]

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TOUCH St Augustine Art Garden Groundbreaking

October 18, 2014 | By More
TOUCH St Augustine Art Garden Groundbreaking

The St. Augustine Art Association reported to Historic City News this week that they recently broke ground for the new TOUCH St. Augustine Art Garden at the Art Center on Marine Street.

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Spooks rise to haunt Anastasia State Park for hayride

October 18, 2014 | By More
Spooks rise to haunt Anastasia State Park for hayride

Brittany McDermott informed local Historic City News reporters that on Saturday night, October 25th, Anastasia State Park will be transformed into a frightful and fun enchanted forest; complete with an old-fashioned haunted hayride down one of the camping loops.

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Entertainment this week in St Johns County

October 14, 2014 | By More
Entertainment this week in St Johns County

Barbara Golden, Communications Manager for the St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau, reminds Historic City News readers who reside in St Johns County that admission is free of charge to the Oldest House, the Lightner Museum, the Ximenez-Fatio House, the Oldest Wooden School House, City Walks History Mystery Murder Evening […]

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Gamble Rogers park will double camping capacity

October 10, 2014 | By More
Gamble Rogers park will double camping capacity

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service informed Historic City News local reporters that the Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach boasts the highest occupancy rate of any campground in the Florida Park Service.

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Science behind the light to celebrate 140-year-old lighthouse

October 9, 2014 | By More
Science behind the light to celebrate 140-year-old lighthouse

On the evening of October 15, 1874, Head Keeper William Russell lit the 370 prism, first order Fresnel lens in St. Augustine’s new lighthouse for the first time. In the 140 years since, the lens and its 165 ft. tall tower have presided over many changing tides in the oldest city.

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Art Association unveils Braille Trail and Tactile Art Show

October 7, 2014 | By More
Art Association unveils Braille Trail and Tactile Art Show

Elyse Brady reported to Historic City News that the St. Augustine Art Association will unveil the new “TOUCH St. Augustine Braille Trail” on Thursday, October 9th, beginning with a brief ceremony at the Pedro Menendez statue at the Lightner Museum gardens.

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St Augustine Beach stalls again on food trucks

October 7, 2014 | By More
St Augustine Beach stalls again on food trucks

Anyone expecting a fast dining option at St Augustine Beach to be settled on second reading at last night’s city commission meeting is disappointed this morning after the continued drumbeat of competing restaurateurs has resulted in the proposed enabling ordinance for food trucks to be ordered back to City Attorney Doug Burnett for revision.

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International Archaeology Day is October 18

October 6, 2014 | By More
International Archaeology Day is October 18

Florida Public Archaeology Network has invited all Historic City News readers to join them as they celebrate International Archaeology Day all month long with lots of great events; including two right here in St Augustine.

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Fiesta de Aviles and Running of the Bulls

October 4, 2014 | By | Comments More
Fiesta de Aviles and Running of the Bulls

Its Fiesta day on Aviles Street and the local merchants association reports a great opening ceremony to Historic City News.

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Ghost of Henry Flagler still inhabits college rotunda

October 1, 2014 | By | Comments More
Ghost of Henry Flagler still inhabits college rotunda

Historic City News received reports recently that Henry Flagler and his second wife, Alice, may have taken up permanent residence in the rotunda of the former Ponce de Leon Hotel; a hundred years after their deaths.

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Guana Reserve celebrated National Estuaries Day

October 1, 2014 | By | Comments More
Guana Reserve celebrated National Estuaries Day

Florida Department of Environmental Protection reported to Historic City News that Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. joined more than 365 community members for Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve’s National Estuaries Day celebration, “FAMILY EcoMENTALITY”.

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Inaugural Velo Fest 5k a Success

September 26, 2014 | By | Comments More
Inaugural Velo Fest 5k a Success

Director Heather Neville reported to Historic City News that the inaugural Velo Fest Corporate Challenge 5k #LetsGetPedestrian was a success.

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It’s time to get pedestrian!

September 24, 2014 | By | Comments More
It’s time to get pedestrian!

#LetsGetPedestrian 5k is Thursday Inaugural #LetsGetPedestrian Corporate 5k Challenge St. Augustine Outlets 500 Outlet Mall Blvd Entry fees: $20 Individual $15 per for a team of 5 or more Have you signed up yet? Click here and get signed up. Running not your thing but you want to help? Come be a “Veloteer!” Everyone gets […]

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NPS Chief Historian Ed Bearss headlines exhibit opening

September 23, 2014 | By | Comments More
NPS Chief Historian Ed Bearss headlines exhibit opening

A Victorian dinner to celebrate a new interactive exhibit hosted by St Augustine Lighthouse & Museum will feature a very special keynote speaker, Chief Historian Emeritus for the National Park Service, Ed Bearss; Historic City News readers are invited to participate in the celebration.

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Enjoy your week in St Augustine and St Johns County

September 22, 2014 | By | Comments More
Enjoy your week in St Augustine and St Johns County

During the Month of September 2014, Old Town Trolley Tours are free to St. Johns County residents. St. Johns County residents with a valid ID are always admitted free of charge to the Oldest House, the Lightner Museum, the Ximenez-Fatio House, the Oldest Wooden School House, City Walks History Mystery Murder Evening Tourand the Hotel Ponce […]

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New Fence for the Tolomato Cemetery

September 18, 2014 | By | Comments More
New Fence for the Tolomato Cemetery

New Fence for the Tolomato Cemetery By: Raphael Cosme Special to Historic City News Historic City News readers are invited to tour one of St Augustine’s unique historical sites, the Tolomato Cemetery on Cordova Street downtown, and to participate in the kick-off of their fundraiser, “Hate the Fence”.

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“Sea Your History Weekend” at the St Augustine Lighthouse & Museum

September 17, 2014 | By | Comments More
“Sea Your History Weekend” at the St Augustine Lighthouse & Museum

“Sea Your History Weekend” at the St Augustine Lighthouse & Museum Local Ties to American Revolutionary War, British Loyalists Highlighted During Sea Your History Weekend at Lighthouse Museum Professor Richard James Bell from the University of Maryland will headline Sea Your History Weekend, September 20th and 21st at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum. Although […]

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THE PLAYERS Community Senior Center activities

September 15, 2014 | By | Comments More
THE PLAYERS Community Senior Center activities

The St Johns County Council on Aging reported upcoming activities to Historic City News that are planned for THE PLAYERS Community Senior Center; located at 175 Landrum Lane in Ponte Vedra Beach. For more information on any of the classes or activities at the Senior Center, contact Darlene Mahany at 904-280-3233 or visit their website […]

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Fiesta de Aviles celebrates our ancient heritage

September 13, 2014 | By | Comments More
Fiesta de Aviles celebrates our ancient heritage

Historic City News readers are invited to experience the Spanish heritage of St Augustine and the direct pathway into the past provided by 16th century Aviles Street; the oldest street in the nation. Admission for spectators is free of charge, so bring the whole family.

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The night the world turned upside-down

September 11, 2014 | By | Comments More
The night the world turned upside-down

Historic City News readers are invited to join the authentic, historical interpretation at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument for a special evening tour on Saturday, September 20th when you will have the opportunity to take a special look at St. Augustine through the lens of the Second Spanish Period (1784-1821).

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After-school art lessons focus on Matisse

September 9, 2014 | By | Comments More
After-school art lessons focus on Matisse

Historic City News readers who are parents of elementary and middle school-age children are invited to register for the St. Augustine Art Association’s “After School Art Studio” which will focus on creating drawing, painting and collage projects inspired by the colorful paintings of Henri Matisse.

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Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly return to Culhane’s Irish Pub

September 7, 2014 | By | Comments More
Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly return to Culhane’s Irish Pub

Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly will return to Culhane’s Irish Pub for a night of Irish acoustic music on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. and again on Thursday, September 11, 2014 also at 8:00 pm. according to owner and 2014 JAX Chamber Beaches Division Small Business Leader of the Year, Lynda Culhane.  For an intimate […]

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Old Town Trolley treats local residents to free admission this month

September 4, 2014 | By | Comments More
Old Town Trolley treats local residents to free admission this month

Old Town Trolley of St. Augustine, General Manager David Chatterton, has extended a special invitation to Historic City News readers who are residents of St. Johns County to enjoy free admission to visit some of St. Augustine’s favorite attractions during local’s month, this September.

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Fifth Annual Food and Wine Festival

September 4, 2014 | By | Comments More
Fifth Annual Food and Wine Festival

Community Liaison Jennifer Tesori reported to Historic City News that St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association will hold its Fifth Annual Food & Wine Festival on Sunday, September 28, from Noon to 4 p.m. with selections from seventeen of the historic city’s best local independent restaurants — featuring more than 100 wines, and several new attractions.

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Free admission to State Parks on September 8

September 3, 2014 | By | Comments More
Free admission to State Parks on September 8

Historic City News readers who visit any state park in Florida, except at Skyway Fishing Pier State Park, can show their library card, a library book, or donate a new or gently used family-friendly book, to receive free admission on International Literacy Day; Monday, September 8th.

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Two days of adventure at the St Augustine Lighthouse

August 29, 2014 | By | Comments More
Two days of adventure at the St Augustine Lighthouse

Historic City News readers are invited to be guests of the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum on Saturday, September 6th, to take a bite out of history with award-winning chef Richard Hetzler.

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First Sunday Community Picnic Brunch

August 29, 2014 | By | Comments More
First Sunday Community Picnic Brunch

Terry Buckenmeyer has invited Historic City News readers to attend on Sunday, September 7th, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. to a social gathering and community picnic in the Plaza de La Constitucion.

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Castillo admission FREE on Monday

August 25, 2014 | By | Comments More
Castillo admission FREE on Monday

Historic City News readers are invited to participate today when the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument will celebrate the 98th birthday of the National Park Service by waiving its normal entrance fee of $7 today. They will be offering special interpretive programs, including Spanish 18th century weapon firing demonstrations on Monday, August 25.

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Make some paranormal friends on Aviles Street

August 24, 2014 | By | Comments More
Make some paranormal friends on Aviles Street

Make some paranormal friends on Aviles Street By Jamie Pearce Author & Paranormal Investigator SPECIAL TO HISTORIC CITY NEWS Antiques and Uniques Collectibles, located at 7 Aviles Street in St Augustine, was originally built between 1885 and 1888 by A.H. Cornish as the St. Augustine City Jail. It was built above the Los Remedios Catholic […]

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