• Oct



    OCS Fall Social is on this Sunday afternoon (10/20/19), rain or shine!

    Hi Neighbors! Well, this afternoon, I loaded up my Honda Pilot with portable tables, high tops, coolers, a few extra chairs and boxes of paper plates, plastic cups and plastic cutlery, and dropped it all off over at Fred and Lynda Hathorn’s house at 335 St. George. It’s the eve of the OCS Fall Social, we’re almost ready, and tomorrow afternoon’s potluck is on, rain or shine! If you’re new to the neighborhood, come on out and meet your new neighbors. If you’re a long time OCS resident, come on out to reconnect with old friends and to make some new acquaintances. And you […]

    • Sep



    St. Johns County has ordered mandatory evacuation for the City of St. Augustine as of 8am Monday, Sept. 2

    “September 1, 2019 For Immediate Release St. Johns County to Open Evacuation Shelters and Issue Mandatory Evacuation for Zones A and B St. Johns County, Fl – Due to intensified conditions of Hurricane Dorian, St. Johns County has issued mandatory evacuation orders effective for 8 a.m. on Monday, September 2 for Evacuation Zones A and B, which includes the entire City of St. Augustine, the City of St. Augustine Beach, and those living on waterfront property or in flood-prone areas. In addition, the County has ordered evacuations for Hastings and Flagler Estates. For evacuation information, including route maps and evacuation […]

    • Sep



    2nd and 3rd floors of CoSA parking garage now open for residents’ cars during extreme weather event

    The 2nd and 3rd floors of the CoSA parking garage are now open for residents’ cars. As of 8:30 this morning the 2nd floor was already full. A number of OCS neighbors lost cars that were left in driveways or in garages during Matthew and Irma. Please consider moving your car to higher ground during this extreme weather event.

    • May



    City Commission to hold Special Workshop on Vacation/Short Term Rentals this Wednesday, 5/22/19 in the Alcazar Rm., Lightner Bldg. @ 9am

    The City Commission is holding a special workshop on Vacation/Short Term Rentals this coming Wed, May 22 at 9am. The meeting will be held in the Alcazar Room. The Alcazar Room is located on the northwest side of the Lightner Building, 75 King Street. The format will be similar to a city commission meeting with public comment at the beginning followed by city commission discussion and professional testimony on the issue. The major difference is that Vacation/Short Term Rentals will be the sole topic of discussion. The city commission also may open up the meeting later to public comment as […]

    • Mar



    Bios for the seven candidates who have volunteered to serve on the OCSNA board for 2019

    Seven candidates have volunteered to serve on the Old City South Neighborhood Association. Here are short bios on each of the candidates: Gail Crocetta was born in upstate New York where she and her husband Pat lived and raised their 2 children. Gail graduated from the State University of New York at Albany and became a Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). She managed vocational programs serving individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment. With relatives in Palm Coast, Gail and Pat often visited St. Augustine and spent several years looking for a neighborhood in the city that felt comfortable. In December, […]

    • Nov



    Tuesday – Two important things: Don’t forget to vote and PZB meeting will be at 2pm

    This coming Tuesday (11/6) is going to be a full day. It’s election day, so don’t forget to vote! It’s also the November meeting of the Planning and Zoning Board, at which there is a request to change the zoning of 125 Marine Street from RS-1 to RL-1. We urge all residents who have an opinion on this issue, either for or against, to come to the meeting, which begins at 2pm in the Alcazar Room on the first floor of City Hall in the Lightner Building,  to speak or simply to be in support for those neighbors who choose […]

    • Oct



    OCSNA Fall General Neighborhood Mtg. postponed to Tuesday, 10/23 @ the Galimore Ctr. 6pm – 8pm

    The Fall General Neighborhood Mtg. originally scheduled for this Thursday night, 10/18,  has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict at the Galimore Center. The new date for the meeting will be Tuesday, 10/23. The doors will open at 5:55pm. There will be a Q & A Forum with SAPD Chief Barry Fox from 6:05 to 7pm concerning, crime, homelessness, policing and other police related matters. Following the Forum with Chief Fox, the OCSNA board will update our members on a few issues, activities and events that the neighborhood association will be involved in this fall and winter. Things should […]

    • Jul



    Possible prowler in the neighborhood

    Virginia and Bruce Maguire of 297 St. George report suspicious activity around their property in the middle of the night, 2 nights ago. Virginia noticed that a back porch light which had been lighting properly every night was not lighting. The light bulb was a long life LED lightbulb which had been changed 2 months before and had been working up until two night ago. When Bruce checked on the light yesterday, he found that the lightbulb had been unscrewed, and that the lightbulb worked fine once it had been screwed back in. Important to note that neither Virginia nor […]

    • Jun



    Join OCSNA at the Corazon Cinema this Thursday evening at 6pm for CoSA presentation: “Flood Mitigation in Old City South”

    Yes, it’s that time of year again. Looking east to the corner of King Street and  Avenida Menendez at the height of    Hurricane Mathew. And if this week’s hail storm is any indication, it’s going to be an interesting storm season. Storms and flooding are a fact of life here in our ancient city. And when city streets are submerged by a typical summer cloud burst, never mind after two major hurricane hits in two years, we felt that the start of the storm season would be a good time to find out about the city’s plans for dealing with it. […]

    • Apr



    OCS Spring Potluck Picnic Postponed to Next Saturday Because of Rain

    OCS Neighbors: Due to imminent thunderstorm activity predicted for tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon, we’re postponing the OCS Spring Potluck Picnic. But have no fear! Next weekend the weather looks good for both days. We’ll picnic next week!! So here are the new details: New date: Saturday, April 21 New time: 4pm to 7pm (same as the old time) New location: Burry and Wendy Gowen’s house – 5 Tremerton Street (Going south on Marine Street, take a left on Tremerton Place and then right on Tremerton Street. Burry and Wendy’s house is the yellow Mediterranean Revival style house with green trim on the left.) OCSNA will provide grills, ice, red wine, […]

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