Wow! What an Amazing Campaign Dan Abel Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Dear Editor and Historic City News readers: First, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Thank you to my wife Christina. Your love & support throughout this race has been incredible. I love you so much!
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.
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 […]
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.
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!
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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”.