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St. Augustine – Downtown Improvement District Ceremony

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st augustine 1DID ceremony on May 12

Brief ceremony will start at 3:30pm on Monday May 12 at St. George & Hypolita Sts.

Even though construction related to the Downtown Improvement District began on Monday, April 21, city officials will gather for a brief ceremony on May 12 at 3:30pm to mark the commencement of this extensive and very important project.

The project consists of the reconstruction of Hypolita St., Spanish St. and Treasury St. encompassing both underground utility improvements, including water, sewer, and gas, and streetscaping including lighting, furniture, brick roadway, and coquina sidewalks.

Information regarding the project is available by contacting Reuben Franklin, project manager, by calling 904.209.4279.

 

Source: City of St. Augustine

 

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St. Augustine – Velo Fest Street Closures

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velo fest 1Bicycle event will impact downtown traffic on Friday & Saturday, May 9 & 10.

The bicycle events associated with Velo Fest will necessitate some road closures and detours in downtown on Saturday, May 10 starting at 6:30am until noon.

On Friday, May 9, starting at 5:30pm, a bicycle parade will depart Francis Field and continues east on W. Castillo Dr., south on S. Castillo Dr./Avenida Menendez, Cathedral Pl. and Cordova St. ending at Flagler College. While no roads will be closed for this event, vehicular traffic is urged to use caution along the route during the parade.

On Saturday, May 10, the Old City Crit bicycle race will necessitate the closing to vehicular traffic of streets comprising the race course, including Cathedral Pl. and portions of King St., Cordova St., Sevilla St., Valencia St. and Charlotte St. Note that parking along the race course will be prohibited starting at 3:00am and continuing until the event’s conclusion, approximately noon.

 

Source: City of St. Augustine

 

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St. Augustine – Pedestrian Improvement Input Welcome

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city of st augustineCity of St. Augustine will host an open house regarding pedestrian improvements along Orange St. and S. Castillo Dr. on Wednesday, May 7 in The Alcazar Room, City Hall, 75 King St.

The public open house is scheduled from 5:00pm until 7:00pm.

Topics will include the project’s schedule, construction impact on the area, and a review of the pedestrian improvements. If you cannot attend, please email your feedback to Jeremy Marquis at jeremy@halback.com.

Please note that one or more members of the St. Augustine City Commission or its appointed boards or committees may attend this meeting and participate, however they may not engage in a discussion or debate amongst themselves on any issue that will likely come before their respective elected or appointed body.

 

Source: City of St. Augustine

 

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St. Augustine – Lighthouse Park Tree Trimming

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Lighthouse Park 1Parking restrictions will be required for Monday-Friday, May 5-9.

Starting on Monday, May 5 and continuing through Friday, May 9, K&S Tree Service, a city contractor, will be trimming trees within the rights-of-way along streets lying in the Lighthouse Park area. Trimming will be done from 8:30am to 4:30pm each day.

Because of the trimming, there will be no parking along these streets during the times of trimming, and vehicles remaining in the area will be towed at owner’s expense. There will be no exceptions.

Specific streets affected are: Inlet Pl., Ocean Way, Salt Run Ct., Ingram St., Palmetto Ave., Dancy St., Magnolia Dr., Ponce de Leon Ave., Lighthouse Ave., White St., E. Busam St., Carver St., Red Cox Rd., Lew Blvd., Flamingo Dr., Marlin Dr., and Anastasia Ave.

This project provides tree maintenance to comply with the city’s ordinance which requires overhead clearance of 14 feet above the road surface. It will not entail trimming trees around aerial utilities which is the responsibility of electric, phone and cable television providers.

No street closures are anticipated and all local traffic will have access to their properties. However, at isolated work areas, vehicular traffic will be narrowed to one lane with flag men.

For more information contact city inspector Brett Brown at 904.825.1040.

 

Source: City of St. Augustine

 

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This Weekend – St. Johns County March for Babies

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francis field 1St. Johns County 2014 March for Babies, scheduled for this Saturday, May 3, will not necessitate the closing of any streets, but vehicular traffic is asked to use caution when driving along the walk’s route for while participants will use sidewalks where available, the route includes some areas where there is no sidewalk.

The estimated 500-800 participants will begin the walk at Francis Field and continue east on W. Castillo Dr., south on S. Castillo Dr./Avenida Menendez, west on St. Francis St., south on Marine St., west on South St., north on St. George St., north on Cordova St., west on Orange St., and north on Riberia St. returning to Francis Field.

The walk is expected to conclude at approximately 10:30am.

 

Source: City of St. Augustine

 

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Floridas 12th Annual Birding Photo Fest

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florida birds 1Experience northeast Florida’s abundant bird life and photogenic natural beauty at more than 110 exciting birding and outdoor photography events!

In addition to the ever-popular nature tours and excursions, new discoveries for this year’s event include workshops on preparing images and composition, photographing birds in flight, selections and layer masking, flash techniques and many in field photography workshops.

The festival is headquartered at the GTM Research Reserve, located 8 miles north of St. Augustine on A1A North.

Discover the region’s phenomenal bird life and the abundant natural habitats that sustain them with bird walks and boat and kayak trips to undisturbed areas.

This Festival is guaranteed to excite nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-4422

 

Source: City of St. Augustine

 

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Flagler Sophomore Wins Scholarship

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Flagler College 4Angela Mazza, Flagler College sophomore, was recently awarded a $3,000 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a program designed to help undergraduates participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Mazza is the first Flagler student to earn a Gilman Scholarship.

“I am ecstatic about receiving this award,” said Mazza, an elementary education major at Flagler. “It is an honor to be the first Flagler student to receive this scholarship and I hope that many more follow.”

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is funded through the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000 and is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

Mazza will be joining several classmates on a trip to Peru this summer to study Spanish immersion and Andean culture.

 

Source: Flagler College

 

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Lemurs Rule at St. Augustine IMAX

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lemur 1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar opens at The IMAX Theatre at World Golf Hall of Fame.

This film takes audiences on a journey to the remote island of Madagascar to explore the diverse species of highly endangered lemurs that live there. This IMAX Theater features the largest 3D screen in the Southeast.

 

Adults $13
Seniors/Students/Military $12
Children 3-12 $10.

 

Information: 904-940-4123

 

Source: City of St. Augustine.

 

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St. Augustine Haiku Workshop – Plant-A-Poem

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gallery cafe 1The Gallery Cafe of St. Augustine (located at 1974 US-1 South, in the OLD Staples Plaza) will see the return of Ancient City Poet Michael Henry Lee, and Jacksonville poet Antoinette Libro, to lead a fun and informative writing workshop on Sunday April 27th to celebrate National Poetry Month (April).

They are both members of the Haiku Society of America and local Coquina Haiku Circle, who offered a well attended workshop a few months ago, will return to lead this fun and engaging hour dedicated to the art of “one breathe poetry”.

Please register at 1:45 p.m. The ACP Plant-A-Poem workshop begins at 2:00 p.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. A small fee of $10 at the door is request to participate, which provides for endless coffee and sweet treats. Bring a haiku idea or two. You will learn how to cultivate a haiku seed and help it grow with the miracle grow of feedback from other workshop participants.

 

Source: Ancient City Poets

 

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Water Off For San Marco Ave Monday – Tuesday

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san marco ave 1There will be a water outage along all of Pine St., the portion of Water St. north of Locust Street, and along San Marco Ave. between Cincinnati and Old Mission Avenues Monday night, April 28, from 10:00pm to 6:00am.

There will also be a possibility of low water pressure along Old Mission Ave. between San Marco Ave. and U.S. 1.

Tuesday night, April 29, from 10:00pm to 6:00am, there will be a water outage along San Marco Ave. between Cincinnati Ave. and Old Mission Ave. There will also be a possibility of low water pressure along Old Mission Ave. between San Marco Ave. and U.S. 1.

The above water outages are a necessary part of the on-going water main improvement construction associated with the Abbott Tract and Old Mission Ave. Utility Improvements Projects.

For additional information, contact the Public Works Department at 904.825.1040.

 

Source: City of St. Augustine

 

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