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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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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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