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Gender neutral shouldn’t be the new normal

Gender neutral shouldn’t be the new normal Hannah Bleau, Guest Feature Writer Special to HISTORIC CITY NEWS It’s a touchy subject. I can already assume that half the people who read the title have made specific judgments about me as a person, but I would hope that the most “tolerant generation” in modern history would […]

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General Employees Retirement Board

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Police Department Retirement Board

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Town and Gown Task Force

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Street Tree Advisory Committee

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Guest: Thanksgiving began in St. Augustine

Guest: Thanksgiving began in St. Augustine By: Raphael Cosme Special to HISTORIC CITY NEWS For more than 300 years Americans have been celebrating Thanksgiving Day based on historical accounts of 1621 at Plymouth Rock Plantation, where the Pilgrims who boarded the Mayflower came to the New World to escape religious persecution in England. The settlers […]

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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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Planning & Zoning Agency

AGENDA St. Johns CountyPLANNING AND ZONING AGENCYThursday, December 4, 2014 Please be advised that the regularly scheduled public meeting of the St. Johns County Planning and Zoning Agency will be held on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in the County Auditorium at the St. Johns County Administrative Complex located at 500 San Sebastian […]

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This Week in St. Johns County

Monday – Sunday: November 24 – 30 Undisclosed: Photographs from the Hidden Lightner Exhibition - For the past two years, photographer Theresa Segal has explored the historic Lightner Museum’s restricted fourth floor: 44 small rooms that were the servants quarters of the Alcazar Hotel, but now make up “the best attic in the world,” says […]

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This Week in St. Johns County

Monday – Sunday: November 24 – 30 Undisclosed: Photographs from the Hidden Lightner Exhibition - For the past two years, photographer Theresa Segal has explored the historic Lightner Museum’s restricted fourth floor: 44 small rooms that were the servants quarters of the Alcazar Hotel, but now make up “the best attic in the world,” says […]

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Leading archeologist visits Youth Ambassadors

Leading archeologist visits Youth Ambassadors Kayley Sutton, Youth Ambassador Pedro Menendez High School, Class of 2015 Special to HISTORIC CITY NEWS The Youth Ambassadors of St. Augustine were privileged to have Dr. Kathy Deagan come speak in October in order to learn about the town of St. Augustine through her archeological findings. Dr. Deagan began […]

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Businesses downtown face new restrictions

The City of St Augustine Public Works Director, Martha Graham, reported to Historic City News that her department will host a meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 2nd, to further acquaint businesses with new restrictions on commercial deliveries. The meeting will be held in The Alcazar Room on the ground level of City Hall, […]

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Personal trainer dies in Ponte Vedra Beach crash

St Johns County Traffic Homicide Investigators report to Historic City News that a single-vehicle crash shortly after 8:00 a.m. this morning, has claimed the life of a 24-year-old personal trainer at Ponte Vedra Fitness Center and Gym. Emergency medical personnel and deputies responded to Solana Road and PGA Tour Boulevard where witnesses say the victim, […]

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County announces holiday schedule

All departments of the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners, St. Johns County Administrative offices, branches of the Public Library, and the Pet Center will be closed Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, in observance of Thanksgiving. In addition, all library programming and bookmobile stops for Friday, November 29, and Saturday, November 30, […]

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The community is invited to Luminary Night

Local Historic City News readers, community members, and visitors are invited to enjoy live music, hot beverages and holiday cheer at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum’s annual Luminary Night extravaganza on Wednesday, December 3rd, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This is one of our favorite events every year, with festivities that will include […]

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Council on Aging holds Christmas on the River

Christmas on the River, the annual holiday fundraiser for COA’s Care Connection Program was held recently at River House, 179 Marine St. in St. Augustine. Almost 300 people enjoyed festive caroling, beautiful piano medleys, holiday shopping at the silent auction, a wine-tasting courtesy Vino-del-Grotto and – the piece de resistance – the fabulous Festival of […]

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16-year-old girl last seen leaving hospital

Deputy Paula Priester is asking all Historic City News readers to be on the lookout for a 16-year-old girl who was last seen leaving Florida Hospital Flagler on Wednesday, November 19th. According to the family of Kayleigh Ferguson, who reside on Kathleen Trail in Palm Coast, they have not seen or heard from the juvenile […]

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19-year-old walks into traffic struck twice

Historic City News was notified that at about 9:40 p.m. last night, Trooper Dennis Shorter responded to the scene of a vehicle-vs-pedestrian crash on US-1 South near Shores Boulevard; resulting in the 19-year-old pedestrian being flown to UF Health Trauma Center in Jacksonville with life-threatening injuries. A 2015 Jeep driven by 24-year-old Holly Nicole Vogel […]

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Board of County Commission Regular Meeting Schedule

St. Johns County Board of County Commission 2014 Regular Meeting Schedule The St. Johns County Board of County Commission Meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays each month commencing at 9:00 am in the St. Johns County Auditorium located at 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL. The Board reserves the right to cancel […]

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Thanksgiving week entertainment suggestions

Barbara Golden, Communications Manager for the St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau, reminds Historic City News readers who reside in St Johns County that admission is 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 […]

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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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Bicyclist killed in morning hit-and-run collision

Detectives and traffic homicide investigators are currently investigating a hit-and-run traffic fatality involving a bicyclist in the area of Hilltop Road, according to a report received by Historic City News today. Deputies and emergency medical personnel responded to the area near Kings Estate Road at 6:53 a.m. this morning and located the body of 26-year-old […]

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Chavez convicted on weapons charges

Chavez convicted on weapons charges Mother’s homicide still unsolved Special to Historic City News Historic City News was informed when the Elkton woman, who was a person of interest in the investigation of her mother’s disappearance and homicide, was convicted Thursday by a St. Johns County jury on charges of possession of a firearm by […]

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Conflicts continue on “insider” citizen boards

After recusing himself from a conflict on the Historic Architectural Review Board Thursday, November 20, Jeremy Marquis left the table while his partner, Fred Halback, presented the plans for approval to build a new structure on the site of the demolished Pedro Fornells House, at 62 Spanish Street. Halback presented the plans on behalf of […]

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South Florida man killed in overnight hit-and-run

FHP Sergeant Bryan Dylan reported to Historic City News that police are looking for the driver that struck and killed a pedestrian standing near their disabled vehicle on I-95 this morning. Just before 7:00 a.m., near Mile Marker 309, traffic homicide investigators responded to the report of a 37-year-old Davie, Florida man, who’s 2006 Ford […]

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Obituary: Judy Mabry

It is with a profound feeling of loss that Historic City News announces that our dear, sweet and patriotic friend, Judy Mabry, went to dance with Jesus last night just before 9:00 p.m. Judy was one of the greatest patriots one would ever hope to know. She was instrumental in the original formation of the […]

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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.

He did not find the fountain; and so his hair grew grayer than ever >>>

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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