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NPS Chief Historian Ed Bearss headlines exhibit opening

September 23, 2014 | By 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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Folio Weekly: Boles – The Forever King

August 23, 2014 | By More
Folio Weekly: Boles – The Forever King

Folio Weekly: Boles – The Forever King Folio Weekly’s cover Wednesday features incumbent Mayor Joe Boles’ head atop Founder Pedro Menendez’ statue with the title The Forever King.

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Commemorating the end of the 2nd Seminole War

August 18, 2014 | By More
Commemorating the end of the 2nd Seminole War

Historic City News readers are invited to witness the reenactment of the termination of hostilities between the Seminole Indians and US Army Troops in Florida after seven years of fighting during the 2nd Seminole War.

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Celtic Thunder concerts coming to Culhane’s Irish Pub

August 16, 2014 | By More
Celtic Thunder concerts coming to Culhane’s Irish Pub

Culhane’s Irish Pub owner and 2014 JAX Chamber Beaches Division Small Business Leader of the Year, Lynda Culhane, announced to Historic City News that members of the famous Irish ensemble, Celtic Thunder, will be playing a series of concerts at Culhane’s Irish Pub in Atlantic Beach.

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Water balloon fights help provide funds for cancer research

August 6, 2014 | By More
Water balloon fights help provide funds for cancer research

Members of the Florida Pancreas Cancer Coalition have invited Historic City News readers to help them raise money for local pancreatic cancer research, and they have found the perfect northeast Florida way to do it — a water balloon fight!

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Hope 1782 Cannon Yields New Clues

August 5, 2014 | By More
Hope 1782 Cannon Yields New Clues

Lighthouse Archaeologists: Hope 1782 Cannon Yields New Clues By Shannon O’Neil Special to Historic City News Three years after finding a shipwrecked cannon from 1782, conservators at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum hope the restoration process will yield new clues to this shipwreck mystery. On New Year’s Eve, 1782, sixteen British Loyalist ships carrying […]

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Old Town Trolley assumes historic Potter’s Wax Museum

August 2, 2014 | By More
Old Town Trolley assumes historic Potter’s Wax Museum

David Chatterton, General Manager of Old Town Trolley Tours of St. Augustine, proudly announced to Historic City News that, on May 16, 2014, his parent company, Historic Tours of America, successfully completed the acquisition of the significant historic property and local landmark, Potter’s Wax Museum.

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Flagler College invites readers to Pollard Hall opening

July 29, 2014 | By More
Flagler College invites readers to Pollard Hall opening

Flagler College has invited Historic City News readers to be part of the unveiling of the latest addition to its campus, Pollard Hall; the college’s communication building located at 31 Cordova Street in St Augustine.

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Vilano Sunset Celebration schedule changed

July 27, 2014 | By More
Vilano Sunset Celebration schedule changed

Vilano Sunset Celebration schedule changed Historic City News learnedned this morning that beginning next Saturday, August 2nd, and continuing for three months, the start of the monthly Sunset Celebration at the Vilano Beach Pier and Pavilion, will be delayed until 4:00 p.m. This is a recurring monthly social event that is open to members of […]

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Free bike parking for 30th Annual Bridge of Lions 5k

July 26, 2014 | By More
Free bike parking for 30th Annual Bridge of Lions 5k

Free bike parking for 30th Annual Bridge of Lions 5k Director and President of the Velo Fest Community Initiative, Heather Neville, told Historic City News that her organization has partnered with event promoter RaceSmith for this weekend’s 30th running of the Bridge of Lions 5k.

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WFOY: Can you hear me, now?

July 21, 2014 | By More
WFOY: Can you hear me, now?

Historic City News broadcast news partner, Newstalk WFOY, has received a full-power upgrade from the Federal Communications Commission and has amped up its FM signal locally, from the 148 watts previously allowed, to 250 watts — a signal so much stronger that Station Manager, Matt Kraycinovich, explained that the station to adjust its frequency, slightly.

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St Augustine Ultimate Summer Triathlon coming in August

July 17, 2014 | By More
St Augustine Ultimate Summer Triathlon coming in August

PACT Prevention Coalition of St Johns County is pleased to announce to Historic City News the second annual St Augustine Ultimate Summer Triathlon, which will be held on Sunday, August 17th at beautiful Vilano Beach at 7:30 a.m.

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United Way agencies introduce dramatic black and white images

July 12, 2014 | By More
United Way agencies introduce dramatic black and white images

Historic City News salutes the men and women of United Way and the Red Cross who provide a helping hand, or a helping hug, when and where it is needed the most. First Coast United Way has been serving the St Johns County community since 1957.

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Olympian Jeff Galloway visiting St Augustine

July 11, 2014 | By More
Olympian Jeff Galloway visiting St Augustine

The group, St Augustine Galloway, reported to Historic City News that in order to help kick off their 8th annual running season, on July 19th, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., US Olympic athlete, author, coach and inspiration to runners everywhere, Jeff Galloway has accepted an invitation to attend a free meet-and-greet event.

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Hands go out today for their share of local bed tax

July 9, 2014 | By More
Hands go out today for their share of local bed tax

The ACH Funding Panel began meeting this morning Wednesday July 9 at 9:00 a.m. in the St. Johns County Auditorium, located at 500 San Sebastian View in St Augustine.

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