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Intoxicated drivers among police activity this weekend

A 20-year-old St Augustine resident, Leah Maria Boschetti, whose last known address was reported to Historic City News as 166 Laguna Court in Saint Augustine, was arrested by St Augustine Police on Friday afternoon when she was unable to pass a field sobriety test. Boschetti was taken into custody at the scene of a motor […]

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Foster Parent Pre-Service Training Schedule

2014-2015 FOSTER CARE/ADOPTIONPRE-SERVICE CLASS SCHEDULE Meetings are held on Monday evenings from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at 1955 US1 South (just south of the 312 intersection), St. Augustine, FL 32086. Use the building entrance facing US 1 and the duck pond. Location may be changing in late February 2015 due to FIP program office relocation. For information: […]

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Bio: Herb Rippe

HERB RIPPE AGE: 62 OCCUPATION: Retired Candidate for: Port Waterway and Beach – Group 3 CITY OF RESIDENCE: St. Augustine PREVIOUS ELECTED POSITIONS: St. Augustine Port, Waterway and Beach District COMMUNITY SERVICE: Memberships, Memorial Presbyterian Church, St. Augustine Maritime Historical Society, St. Augustine Rod and Gun Club, Disabled American Veterans QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE: Current chairman […]

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Bio: Nancy Sikes-Kline

NANCY SIKES-KLINE AGE: 57 OCCUPATION: Land Use Planner in northeast Florida since 1984 with experience in historic preservation, transportation, zoning, and comprehensive planning. As a current City Commissioner/Vice Mayor, I am prepared with real experience and practical training to address the complex issues facing the city. Candidate for: City of St. Augustine Comm – Seat […]

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Bio: Grant Misterly

GRANT MISTERLY AGE: 38 OCCUPATION: Environmental engineer (specializing in municipal infrastructure). Candidate for: City of St. Augustine Comm – Seat 5 CITY OF RESIDENCE: St. Augustine PREVIOUS ELECTED POSITIONS: None COMMUNITY SERVICE: 2014 & Beyond Visioning Steering Committee, City of St. Augustine; Planning and Zoning Board, past chair; Entrance Corridor Committee, past member; Ancient City […]

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Bio: Edward George

EDWARD GEORGE AGE: 51 OCCUPATION: Metallurgical and materials science engineer Candidate for: Anastasia Mosq Control Dist. – Seat 4 PARTY AFFILIATION: Nonpartisan selection CITY OF RESIDENCE: St. Augustine Beach PREVIOUS ELECTED POSITIONS: Commissioner/Mayor, St. Augustine Beach COMMUNITY SERVICE: Big Brother, five years; Steering Committee First Coast Technical College welding program, 10 years; Learn to Read […]

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Bio: Margaret England

MARGARET ENGLAND AGE: 64 OCCUPATION: Mortgage Banking. Candidate for:City of St. Aug. Beach Comm. – Group 4 PARTY AFFILIATION: Nonpartisan election CITY OF RESIDENCE: St. Augustine Beach PREVIOUS ELECTED POSITIONS: None COMMUNITY SERVICE: St. Augustine Beach Planning and Zoning, vice-chair QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE: I have been honored to serve St. Augustine Beach on its Planning […]

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Bio: Bruce A Maguire

BRUCE MAGUIRE AGE: 66 OCCUPATION: Retired Air Force Officer (Command Pilot) Candidate for: Airport Authority Group 3 PARTY AFFILIATION: Nonpartisan election CITY OF RESIDENCE: St. Augustine PREVIOUS ELECTED POSITIONS: St. Johns County Commission, District 4 COMMUNITY SERVICE: Salvation Army Advisory Board, 1995-present; Rotary International, Paul Harris Fellow (three times); Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) life […]

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Bio: Suzanne W Green

SUZANNE W. GREEN AGE: 54 OCCUPATION: Attorney at Law Candidate for: Airport Authority Group 1 PARTY AFFILIATION: Nonpartisan election CITY OF RESIDENCE: Ponte Vedra Beach PREVIOUS ELECTED POSITIONS: Airport Authority Board Member 2000-08. Chairman for several of those years. COMMUNITY SERVICE: St. Johns County Legal Aid, Habitat for Humanity, SCOPE program with the Florida Bar […]

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Bio: Merrill Paul Roland

MERRILL PAUL ROLAND AGE: 60 OCCUPATION: Retired, former radio/TV announcer/D.J. for Merv Griffin Enterprises. Past president, cellular phone/two-way radio business; gemologist/jeweler; licensed tour guide. County Commission – Dist 4 PARTY AFFILIATION: No party affiliation. CITY OF RESIDENCE: St. Johns County. PREVIOUS ELECTED POSITIONS: Republican Executive Committeeman. COMMUNITY SERVICE: Volunteer for Access Now-Disability Advocate, Betty Griffin […]

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Letter: Shaver sees through new eyes

Letter: Shaver sees through new eyes Leonard Pellicer St Augustine, FL Dear Editor: I first became acquainted with Nancy Shaver through letters to the editor she wrote to shed light on several issues being debated in our city. I was struck by her exhaustive research, together with her straightforward, objective reporting of the facts. Her […]

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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. Art Association President Diane Bradley and Board Members, along with Vice Mayor Sikes-Kline and City Manager John Regan turned shovels of dirt where […]

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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. Countless spooks have been resurrected from their tombs and the State Park promises you will encounter […]

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Local Cultural Council hires Jacksonville consultant

The St. Johns Cultural Council has announced that they have retained the services of Smith Creative Consulting, LLC, in Jacksonville, and appointed its founder, Jeffrey A Smith, as their Director of Strategic Partnerships. In June of this year, Smith registered his consulting company with the Division of Corporations; capitalizing on his experience as a non-profit […]

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Pirate Escapades at St. Francis House

Judy Dembowski, the Executive Director of St. Francis House, reported to Historic City News that St. Johns County Assistant County Administrator, Jerry Cameron, has been gathering treasures for the emergency shelter in St Augustine. In the spirit of goodwill, several local benevolent pirates have volunteered to ask their friends and associates to help with this […]

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

Laurie Sanderson reported the following St Augustine and St Johns County locations to Historic City News where the Florida Department of Transportation will be conducting roadwork that is expected to have an impact on driving, beginning this morning and continuing through the coming week. I-95 at the Duval County line Nighttime lane closures from 7 […]

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Monday is first day of early voting

Supervisor of Elections Vicky Oakes reminds all Historic City News readers that early voting begins Monday for the November 4th General Election in St. Johns County. Early voting begins Monday October 20th and will be conducted for 13 consecutive days (including weekends) through Saturday, November 1st. Hours are 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM daily at […]

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FOSAA Celebrity Guitar Raffle & Auction

2nd Annual FOSAA Celebrity Guitar Raffle and Auction Saturday, October 25, 2014 For a complete list of events go to the Amphitheatre website. © 2014, HISTORIC CITY NEWS. All rights reserved.

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Guest column: Gardner sees change in 2014

Guest column: Gardner sees change in 2014 By GEORGE GARDNER St Augustine, Fl Special to Historic City News As a former mayor and commissioner this is the first year since I left office six years ago that I’ve endorsed city candidates, because it’s the first year there’s been real opportunity for change and progress. For […]

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Weeks given notice of violations and hearings

Building and Code Enforcement Manager, Wil Franke, reported to Historic City News that former mayor Claude L. Weeks, Jr. and his wife, Kristina G. Weeks, have been officially notified of various violations of the Code of Law and Ordinances of St. Augustine, in connection with unpermitted construction work that resulted in the collapse of the […]

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Treasury Street closes Monday for construction

The City of St Augustine updated Historic City News today on the status of two major projects underway downtown. According to Project Engineer, Reuben C. Franklin Jr., all of the curb and sidewalk work is complete on the Transit in Parks project on Orange Street. Reporting that the project is on schedule, Franklin said the […]

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The reality of government waste phones home

The reality of government waste phones home By Hannah Bleau Historic City News Special Feature Government waste is one of the most boring subjects to discuss. People automatically shut their brain off. We can talk about how the government wastes tax dollars until we’re blue in the face, but it doesn’t seem to hit close […]

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Success story: Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops

St Augustine businessman, Stephen DiMare, is growing his company again. The popsicle maker is looking to grow its retail presence in general, as Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops prepares to open its fifth shop in Jacksonville’s Riverside neighborhood. Historic City News readers are familiar with the popular Hyppo downtown St Augustine location on Hypolita Street at […]

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Bio: Cory Duke Mara

Bio: Cory Duke Mara Endorsed by Historic City News Endorsed by The St Augustine Record Religious Affiliation: Catholic Residence: St. Johns County Born: In New Jersey and raised in New York City, moved to St. Johns County, Florida in 1990 Current Occupation: Geographic Information Systems Analyst, U.S. Navy contractor at NAS Jax Previous Occupation: GIS […]

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Editorial: Your vote is your voice

In the battle of the haves and the have-nots, the have-nots always outnumber the haves. Despite that indisputable fact, the haves always seem to get their way. Why is that? Now, and during the next two-week early voting period, the haves and the have-nots will meet on the level, with an equal voice thanks to […]

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An Evening with Andy McKee

An Evening with Andy McKeeThursday, October 23, 2014 For a complete list of events go to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall website. © 2014, HISTORIC CITY NEWS. All rights reserved.

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Housing Finance Authority Meeting Schedule

Housing Finance Authority 2014 Meeting Schedule All meetings are held at the Health and Human Services Conference Room, 1955 US 1 South, St. Augustine. Any changes in dates, times, or meeting rooms will be posted. Meetings held on fourth Thursday of the month at 3:00 p.m. January 23, 2014 February 27, 2014 March 27, 2014 […]

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Fleeing felon charged with death of K-9 Baron

The Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit reports to Historic City News that they were able to obtain and have served an arrest warrant naming 27-year-old Brandon Bernard Allison in connection with the death of K-9 Baron during an encounter with the police dog while trying to flee Deputy Farrah Ashe. Media Relations Officer Kevin Kelshaw […]

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2014 General Election recommendations

Historic City News convened the members of our editorial review board this morning to discuss and consider which candidates on local ballots could be recommended for election on November 4th. We realize that many readers have obtained an absentee ballot and are voting now. On next Monday, October 20, continuing through November 1, registered voters […]

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Public Notice of Negotiation Meetings

PUBLIC NOTICE OF NEGOTIATION MEETINGS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, PURSUANT to Section 286.011, Florida Statutes, representatives of the Collective Bargaining Team of St. Johns County and representatives of the International Association of Firefighters Local #3865 will meet in public session for the purpose of collective bargaining contract negotiations. The following meetings have been scheduled in […]

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Ponce de Leon, Balboa, and De Soto (Period of Discovery, 1513–1542)

1528. The magic fountain; Ponce de Leon discovers Florida; Balboa discovers the Pacific Ocean.— The Indians on the West India Islands believed that there was a wonderful fountain in a land to the west of them. They said that if an old man should bathe in its water, they would make him a boy again. Ponce de Leon1, a Spanish soldier who was getting gray and wrinkled, set out to find this magic fountain, for he thought that there was more fun in being a boy than in growing old.

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The U.S. acquires Spanish Florida

Spanish minister Do Luis de Onis and U.S. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams sign the Florida Purchase Treaty, in which Spain agrees to cede the remainder of its old province of Florida to the United States. >>>>

Battle of St. Augustine (1702 AD)

After Christopher Columbus' voyage of 1492, Spain began establishing control over the islands of the Caribbean Sea. When their reach extended to Central and South America, the wealth of the Aztec and Inca empires began flowing across the Atlantic to Spanish coffers. As early as 1522, other European nations saw the potential of profiting from Spain's work by attacking Spanish ships laden with treasure. Spain responded by >> Battle of St. Augustine (1702 AD)

A Timeline of St. Augustine 1512–1886

In 1512 Juan Ponce De Leon, in search of gold and the fountain of youth, sailed from Porto Rico and on 27th March he landed in latitude 30° 8', slightly north of St. Augustine. The Indian name of the country was Cautio, but Ponce de Leon named it Florida, having discovered it on Easter Sunday. The Spaniards planted a cross, unfurled the royal banner, and took the oath of allegiance to Ferdinand, in whose name they took possession >>>

 

   
 

 

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