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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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Become a Historic City News explorer

July 7, 2014 | By More
Become a Historic City News explorer

Become a Historic City News Explorer, learn about our city and its history, and enjoy a week doing some sightseeing with family and friends, or plan a day becoming an expert on the authentic history of America’s Oldest City.

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Weather cancels Evening of Gospel Music

July 3, 2014 | By More
Weather cancels Evening of Gospel Music

Tonight’s “An Evening of Gospel Music,” part of the Concerts in the Plaza summer concert series, has been cancelled because of inclement weather.

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Be a Junior Ranger at Florida’s state parks

July 2, 2014 | By More
Be a Junior Ranger at Florida’s state parks

Governor Rick Scott proclaimed July as Recreation and Parks Month, observing that parks and recreation programs contribute to a healthy lifestyle, boost our economy and promote cultural diversity.

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Reach the Beach helps holiday beachgoers

July 2, 2014 | By More
Reach the Beach helps holiday beachgoers

St Johns County has reported to Historic City News that our readers will enjoy unprecedented steps being taken this year to help residents and visitors enjoy the sun, sand, and surf this Independence Day holiday weekend.

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Entertainment suggestions for the week

June 30, 2014 | By More
Entertainment suggestions for the week

Historic City News readers will be celebrating Independence Day this week, and if the weather holds up, there will be plenty of outdoor activities for local families and our visitors. Barbara Golden, Communications Manager for the St Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau, reminds reporters about the following entertaining events.

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This summer, enter the video journalism contest

June 29, 2014 | By More
This summer, enter the video journalism contest

Historic City News managing editor, Michael Gold, is the state editor for WatchdogWire.com in Florida; the national citizen journalism project of the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity.  So, when Watchdog Wire has a contest, you can count on Historic City News to include all of our readers as well.

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Carpet Golf has ties to Civil Rights Act

June 29, 2014 | By More
Carpet Golf has ties to Civil Rights Act

As a kid growing up in St Augustine in the 1950′s and 1960′s, Historic City News managing editor Michael Gold has many memories of a time when the bayfront miniature golf course was a very popular nighttime attraction for local families as well as vacationers and summer day-trippers from Gainesville, Jacksonville, and Daytona Beach.

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Bookmobile no longer stops at Palencia Plaza

June 26, 2014 | By More
Bookmobile no longer stops at Palencia Plaza

The St Johns County Public Library reported to Historic City News that our readers will no longer have access to the Bookmobile from its former stop at the Palencia Shopping Plaza, starting immediately.

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Festival commemorates passage of Civil Rights Act

June 20, 2014 | By More
Festival commemorates passage of Civil Rights Act

While the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964, many in Northeast Florida remember the struggles of local citizens in helping to achieve that goal. The Florida Heritage Book Festival commemorates those struggles leading to the historic legislation with a 90-minute panel discussion on Saturday, […]

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All smiles at summer art camp

June 18, 2014 | By More
All smiles at summer art camp

Historic City News has learned that the enigmatic smile of Mona Lisa has inspired students in the St. Augustine Art Association Summer Art Camp during the first week-long session–Hello Mona Lisa!

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Be part of the Lighthouse’ Ancient City Explorers summer camp

June 17, 2014 | By More
Be part of the Lighthouse’ Ancient City Explorers summer camp

St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum Executive Director Kathy A. Fleming, reported to Historic City News that 45 scholarships were awarded for local at-risk students to attend Lighthouse Ancient City Explorers Summer Camp that started today.

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State of the Arts grants awarded

June 12, 2014 | By More
State of the Arts grants awarded

Historic City News has learned that, again the year, St Johns County residents purchasing Florida, “State of the Arts” license plates have helped fund micro-grants for artistic and cultural projects by non-profit groups, schools, and individual artists.  This year’s grants were officially distributed by pastor of Ancient City Baptist Church, Dr. David Rice; who currently […]

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Boston brings Heaven on Earth tour to Amphitheatre

June 7, 2014 | By More
Boston brings Heaven on Earth tour to Amphitheatre

Rock ‘n’ Roll legends BOSTON brought the highly anticipated “Heaven on Earth” tour live to the St Augustine Amphitheatre tonight, performing to a packed house. BOSTON is always a huge crowd pleaser, and tonight was no exception, according to Historic City News photojournalist Mark Cubbedge.

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Flag Day in the Nation’s Oldest City

June 7, 2014 | By More
Flag Day in the Nation’s Oldest City

John Reardon reported to Historic City News that on Flag Day, Saturday, June 14th, St Augustine and St Johns County residents can participate in a national display of patriotism when Americans around the nation will raise their voices and come together to turn the national anthem into “the song that was heard around the world”.

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Neville updates commission on Velo Festival

June 4, 2014 | By More
Neville updates commission on Velo Festival

Heather Neville, Founder and President of the local non-profit Velo Fest Community Initiative, spoke with Historic City News editor Michael Gold yesterday after her presentation to the St Johns County Board of Commissioners.

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Visit a tribute to African-Americans in golf Wednesday

June 3, 2014 | By More
Visit a tribute to African-Americans in golf Wednesday

Tour St. Augustine and St. Augustine Black Heritage Tours owner Adam Shockey has invited Historic City News readers to join members of the Tourism and Hospitality Council of the St Johns County Chamber of Commerce tomorrow evening for a private showing of another great exhibit complimenting St. Augustine’s Civil Rights history.

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Television show “Crossbones” features El Galeón

May 31, 2014 | By More
Television show “Crossbones” features El Galeón

Television show “Crossbones” features El Galeón As told to Historic City News in St Augustine by Paco Cordero de la Villa with translation by Marinelly Rodríguez Spanish galleons of the 16th and 17th centuries traveling in the Bahamas were known to carry wealthy passengers; making them targets for Caribbean pirates. One of the most notorious, […]

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Underwater Archaeology Field School starts Monday

May 30, 2014 | By More
Underwater Archaeology Field School starts Monday

Archaeologists from the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum will begin their annual field school in St. Augustine on June 2nd with sixteen undergrad and graduate college students from around the world and as far away as Australia.

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Concerts in the Plaza kicks off 24th Season tonight

May 29, 2014 | By More
Concerts in the Plaza kicks off 24th Season tonight

Historic City News readers are invited to visit the Plaza de la Constitución tonight starting at 7:00 p.m. when St. Augustine’s great summer concert series, Concerts in the Plaza, kicks off its 24th season with a performance by The Driftwoods.

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Felder, Foreigner and Styx – best pure performance ever

May 24, 2014 | By More
Felder, Foreigner and Styx – best pure performance ever

Felder, Foreigner and Styx – best pure performance ever By Mark Cubbedge Photojournalist Historic City News Consider, for a moment, some of the acts like Steve Miller, The Moody Blues, Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker and Carlos Santana that have performed so far this year at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Just in the last week, Alison […]

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Sand sun and fun on St Johns County beaches

May 23, 2014 | By More
Sand sun and fun on St Johns County beaches

Sea Splashing Tips this Holiday Weekend St. Johns County officials are projecting capacity beach crowds for the Memorial Day Weekend and they would like to remind Historic City News readers of the variety of services available to make their visit more enjoyable.

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Local charities benefit from womanless beauty pageant

May 21, 2014 | By More
Local charities benefit from womanless beauty pageant

Young Professionals of St. Augustine reported to Historic City News that they hosted their annual “Womanless Beauty Pageant” to raise money for local charities at an awesome event that took place at the White Room downtown.

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The Bike Valet is back

May 18, 2014 | By More
The Bike Valet is back

Safe, fun, and convenient bicycle parking will be available for locals and visitors attending this week’s sold-out Jack Johnson show, according to an announcement received by Historic City News today.

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18-foot water slide is Kid’s Fun Day lead attraction

May 15, 2014 | By More
18-foot water slide is Kid’s Fun Day lead attraction

Historic City News readers in St. Augustine are invited to turn out this Saturday, May 17th from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m for Family Funfest at Greater Love Ministries; located at 555 SR-16; next door to Dollar General Store.

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Lincolnville talk: an artist’s perspective

May 11, 2014 | By More
Lincolnville talk: an artist’s perspective

Award-wining artist Rosamond Parrish will give a brown-bag lunch presentation about Lincolnville on Wednesday, May 14, from noon to 1:00 p.m. and the St. Augustine Art Association, has invited Historic City News readers to attend.

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