St. Augustine Beaches News Journal ( August 2011 )


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Be the Wall is a state-wide campaign which focuses on the adolescent brain and its development into the mid-20s. The campaign includes an interactive web site,, as well as educational and promotional materials includ the seller and server component of the campaign to hospitality industry workers who often serve alcohol. Participating in the Be the Wall campaign is one of the ways we are doing our part to help keep underage youth from consuming alcohol, said Owner Ted McLemore. Be the Wall stresses that even short-term or moderate drinking im pairs learning and memory in youth far more than adults. It also recognizes that the younger a person starts drinking the more likely they are to develop a drug addiction later in life. In addition, dam age from alcohol during these years can be long-term and (continued on page 3) August 2011 Beaches News Journal P.O. Box 51593 Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240 News Journal St.Au Cops The Dog Days of August News Journal Boating Safety Give Your Child A Healthy Start For Back To school PRSRT SDT US POSTAGE PAID CALLAHAN, FL PERMIT #4 Plan for the Expected But Prepare for the Unexpected Augustus and the Body Politic St.AugustineBeaches South Beach Grill staffers wear Be the Wall t-shirts to show their support of the state-wide campaign to be the wall between teens and alcohol. Hartley students, families, educators, staff, and community members honored Mary Seymour, Elementary School, upon her retirement in June 2011. Guidance Counselor Brigid Garbini presented Seymour with a quilt created by the teachers and staff of Hartley Elementary. Garbini designed and stitched together the quilt, which was composed of squares made by individual teachers and staff members. Additionally, Mrs. Seymour, a thirty-four year educator with the St. Johns County School District, was celebrated at a retirement party for educators, friends, and family on June 4th. Hartley students wrote a collaborative book entitled Dear Mrs. Seymour, Letters from the Heart of Hartley as a tribute to their much-loved principal. The book was presented by students Lauren Kelly and Allie McMandon at a community reception on June 1st. A key lime tree will be planted and marked with a plaque honoring Seymours years of service to the students and families of Hartley Elementary. fashion show luncheon on September 13th at the Marriott Sawgrass, $50pp, are back from the printers and the team of Joy Paine, Bette Golden, Florie Adiutori and Teresa Pattee are busy at work addressing these invitations which will be mailed attend the show please call Florie 904-543-1086. at the Marriott Sawgrass Ponte Vedra Beach will be Peabody award winner and producer of Behind Closed Doors Deborah Gianoulis Deborah is best known in Jacksonville, Florida for the 25 years she anchored the evening news on Jacksonvilles leading television station, WJXT, channel 4. She got her start in town at WTLV, channel 12, where she was named Jacksonvilles


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal August 2011 2 St. Augustine Crescent Beach ATLANTIC OCEAN St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Shores 904-471-1023 Anastasia Publix Plaza St. Augustine Beach We Cover The Beaches! The St. Augustine Beaches News Journal is distributed monthly by U.S. Mail to the largest neighborhoods and more! 312 A1A S-3 Commodores Club Lions Gate Cedar Ridge Ocean Woods Ocean Oaks Marsh Creek Country Club Woodland Estates Ocean Walk Ocean Trace Sea Gate Anastasia Lakes Surfwood Sea Colony Magnolia Dunes Island Hammock Sea Oaks Ocean Palms Call Todd (904)-505-0301 For Advertising Information Come one, come all! See what Temple Bet Yam, the only reform congregation in St. Augustine, has to offer. Bring your kids for the Religious School Open House. There will be a preview of the upcoming Religious School Year and the kids will be able to do a craft. The Hard Lox Caf will be open and serving bagels and lox. Save the date, August 28th starting at 9:00am. Come and meet cur rent members of our TBY family as well as our wonderful Religious School Director and other members of the Board. Temple Bet Yam is conveniently located at 2055 Wildwood Drive in St. Augustine, website at or call TBY kids at last years Religious School Open House did a craft while prospective new members chatted with current members. St. Johns County has lifted the burn ban. Weather conditions have approved recently, including rainfall throughout St. Johns County. The current St. Johns County drought index is 468 on the Keetch-Byram Drought Index, on a scale of 0-800. burn ban if future conditions deem it necessary. burning of residential yard debris. Remember, curbside yard debris pick-up is available to all St. Johns County residents. Additionally, all residents are encouraged to prepare a home safety plan for members of their household, which includes two evacuation routes, a ready supply of food, water and medical needs, and a way to leave. Also remember to create a defensible space surrounding your home free of debris. Clean gutters and roofs of leaves or branches The St. Johns County Public Library System continues its summer library programs through August 6th. St. Johns County children and teens are encouraged to participate in One World, Many Stories, You Are Here, and Novel Destinations, respectively. Come to the library and pick up a reading log for both teens and children, and then visit the library to read for prizes and participate in special programs and events. Special events include visits from the Jacksonville Zoo, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Reptile Rescue and more. Pick up a brochure of all the childrens events at the found here. The summer reading programs are sponsored by the SJC Public Library and the Friends of the Library. For more information, visit the St. Johns County Public Library System website at or contact your local branch. A project to renourish eroded sections of the beach in St. Augustine Beach is scheduled to start this November. However, a state permit for it may be delayed. If you want a healthy beach, your support is vital. Please send a letter by regular mail to the following: Mr. Herschel T. Vinyard, Jr. Secretary Florida Department of Environmental Project 3900 Commonwealth Blvd., M.S. 49, Tallahasee, FL 32399 Reference the subject of your letter as follows: DEP File #0295429-002-JC Please tell Mr. Vinyard why you think the beach is important for the pleasure and recreation of local residents, how it provides habitat for nesting sea turtles and helps protect homes and businesses from storm damage, and how it helps the local economy because of the many visitors it attracts to our area. Money for the renourishment project is crucial. Eighty percent of the cost will be paid by the federal government. To help insure that the project will have funding, please send a regular letter to Senator Bill Nelson and Congressman John Mica. Tell them why a healthy, renourished beach is important to you, and ask them to continue their suppoprt of federal funding for the St. Augustine Beach project. Their addresses are: The Honorable John Mica 3000 N. Ponce de Leon, Blvd. Suite 1 St. Augustine, FL 32084 The Honorable Bill Nelson U.S. Senator 1301 Riverplace Blvd., Suite 2010 Thanks for helping the county and the city with this very important project!


At its July 11. 2011 meeting, the City Commission took the following actions: 1. Witnessed the swearing in by Police Chief Richard Hedges of the city's two and Mr. Douglas Woodall. 2. Approved a conditional use permit for The Groove Caf, 128 Seagrove Main Street in the SeaGrove subdivision, for the outside serving of food and beverages. The permit is for three years and allows the Caf's owners to have outside music until 10 p.m. 3. Approved the vacation of an alley that is between two lots adjacent to 2nd Lane, east of A1A Beach Boulevard. to allow mobile advertising by special permit. The ordinance was amended to require that the operator of the mobile advertising have liability insurance. 5. Held a public hearing on an ordinance to change the city's tree regulations and made a number of changes to the ordinance. The ordinance will now be forwarded to the city's Planning and Zoning Board and to its Tree Board for review and comment. The ordinance will St. Augustine Beaches News Journal August 2011 3 likely be back on the agenda for another public hearing at the commission's September 12th meeting. 6. Held a lengthy public hearing on an appeal of a decision by the Planning Board to deny approval of an overlay district request for property at #2 9th Street. The commission sent the request back to the planning board for another review, perhaps at a special meeting of the board in August. The next regular city commission meeting will be held on Monday, August 1, 2011. In the interim, the commission will hold a continuation of its July regular meeting at a special meeting on July 25th, when the commission will make decisions about the items that were on the agenda for its July 11th meeting that it could not discuss because the meeting ran late. Also, the commission on July 25th will hold a public hearing on the non-ad valorem special assessment and on the city's proposed Fiscal Year 2012 budget. The update report for that meeting and the August 1st regular meeting will be provided in the September issue of The St. Augustine Beaches News Journal. MICHAEL A. DAGOSTINO, O.D. ELIZABETH K. MCLEOD, M.D. MEDICARE PARTICIPANTS ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS 1400 U.S. Highway 1 South 829-2286 TODD P. THOMPSON, M.D. PAUL W. HUND, III, M.D. N. PATRICK HALE, M.D. Best Vision Cen ter 10 Years WE ACCEPT MEDICARE, BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD, UNITED, CIGNA, AND MOST MAJOR MEDICAL HEALTH PLANS. TODD HOCKETT, O.D. 319 West Town Place, World Golf Village 940-9200 RUSSELL W. NELLIGAN, M.D.* *Cornea Specialist irreversible. Teen drinkers perform worse in school, are more likely to fall behind and have an increased risk of social problems, depression, suicidal thoughts and violence. South Beach Grill trained employees on the dangers of underage drinking and displa yed promotional materials throughout the restaurant to help endorse the campaign to its guests. We understand the importance of keeping alcohol out of the hands of those who are underage and this is a way for us to be a part of a state-wide effort to help curb this issue, McLemore added. The free training was provided by a Department of Children and Families grant received by PACT Prevention Coalition. The Be the Wall and be consistent by being the wall between teens and alcohol. Restau rants interested in participating in the Be the Wall campaign should call (904) 829-6261. PACT Prevention Coalition is dedicated to making St. Johns Coun ty a healthy substance-free community for our youth through prevention, advocacy, choices and teamwork. For more information about PACT Pre vention Coalition call (904) 829-6261 or visit (continued from page 1) Beachfront Bed & Breakfast has joined Diamond Collection, a distinction reserved for premier inns offering extensive amenities and top-rated guest reviews. 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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal August 2011 4 Airport Service to Jacksonville Airport Raise your companys positive name recognition. Sponsor Floridas 500th Anniversary cartoons. The Civic Association's 9th Annual Music by the Sea Free Concert Series continues into August. Our schedule is: : Steam the Band August 10 : Navy Dixieland Jazz August 17 : Jimmy Parrish & : Smokin Mirrors : Triple Rock Blues Band being offered by 5:30pm. All meals are always less than $10. Sister Shack Homemade Italian Ices offers a variety of frozen desserts. Be sure to bring a chair or blanket. Well behaved dogs are welcome outside the pavilion. Free parking will continue at Pier Park and along other streets near by. Extra handicapped parking is reserved in the loop directly in front of the pavilion. We encourage people to arrive by bicycle. Bikes can be locked inside the fenced area by the bocce courts. For the complete schedule visit our website www.TheCivicAssociation. com. for Charity event is a fundraiser for In Lak'ech Project, Inc., an organization that provides International health care. It will be held July 29th, 2011 from 6-10pm at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion. Food and Music will be provided. Five local bands will perform. Alcohol will be available. There will also be a silent auction, Advance tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 13 and under. Tickets are available at the Wed. am Farmer's Market or at Alpha Gym. Tickets can 9906. A 10% discount is available for anyone showing a page with "like" on In Lak'ech Project's facebook page. We'd like to welcome two new St Augustine Beach police Douglas Woodall, who were sworn in at the July Commission meeting. St. Augustine High School, the Law Enforcement Academy of St. Johns River Community College and passed the Florida State exam in 2010. She has a B.S. in Criminal Science and will be assigned to Patrol after completing Woodall is a US Navy and Air Force veteran with over 38 years of law enforcement experience in Kentucky, South Carolina and Florida retiring from the St. Johns County Sheriff's state constable and chaplain. He is an ordained Anglican Priest and worked as the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of the Armed Forces overseeing Military and Federal Government Enforcement Instructor and will be assigned to patrol as well as becoming the department Chaplain after a shortened Field Training program. On Tuesday August 2nd the St. Augustine Beach Police Department will be sponsoring at the Pier Pavilion from 6pm to 8pm. All are invited to attend this free event. The Oasis Restaurant will be serving free hot dogs and hamburgers and Sunset Grille will be serving free sausage and pepper sandwiches. There will be safety oriented activities and giveaways for the kids sponsored by equipment, Seniors Versus Crime helps offers domestic abuse help, children's car seat inspections will also be available. The Civic Association will again be donating bicycles for several lucky children. Come on out, enjoy and socialize with your neighbors. Another event at the Beach in August is the 2nd annual 9am to 4pm at A Street. This is a free day long family event for children(4+) and young adults with autism and related developmental disabilities. Registration is required. For more information call Dave Rossman at One more event coming up on November 18 &19 is the inaugural produced by Miami Tri Events. This group puts together premier sport events that encouraging a healthy lifestyle while producing a positive impact on the economy. This will be a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon. There will be a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and Kids' Race. The course will start at the Castillo and pass through St. Augustine Beach. With a large Expo downtown and various races of different lengths, this event will create Russell Nelligan, M.D., Cornea Specialist Joins Eye Center Of St. Augustine Russell W. Nelligan, M.D., Ophthal mologist, a specialist in cornea, anterior segment, cataract, and refractive surgery, has joined The Eye Center of St. Augus tine. Dr. Nelligan is a graduate of the the University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville. He completed his medical internship and Ophthalmology Residency at Louisiana State University College of Medicine, Shreveport. Dr. Nelligan completed his Cornea Fellowship at the University of TexasSouthwestern Medical Center in Dallas, home to one of the premier centers in the world for the study of Ophthalmol ogy and treatment of patients. While at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Nelligan conducted vital research for the prevention and treatment of eye disease and blindness. Married to Michelle Nelligan, a Vet erinarian, the couple have three children. Dr. Nelligan is uent in Spanish as well as English. The Eye Center of St. Augustine has three locations in the area: 1400 U. S. Highway 1, in St. Augustine; 319 West Town Place in World Golf Village; and 14 Ofce Park Drive in Palm Coast. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nelligan, please call the U.S. Highway 1 ofce at 904-829-2286, or the World Golf Village ofce at 904-940-9200. Russell W. Nelligan, M.D. an atmosphere of family bonding and unity that will have the entire family excited, training together to reach goals appropriate to their athletic level. The Family Weekend also provides parent athletes with an opportunity to pass down healthy lifestyle values to their children and instill in them a passion for the sport. For more information www. Don't forget to visit the Market at the Pier Park. We always have new vendors joining the market. The produce is fresh, the food delicious and the shopping always unique.


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal August 2011 5 Paradise is here... Paradise is here... Paradise is here... Paradise is here... Paradise is here...1 F Street 1 F Street 1 F Street 1 F Street 1 F Street St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Beach 904-461-8727 904-461-8727 904-461-8727 904-461-8727 904-461-8727 www.beachfrontbandb.comYour Hosts Your Hosts Your Hosts Your Hosts Your Hosts When you need one, you really, really are glad to see one. Maybe theres a prowler in your neighborhood, or a peeping Tom, Dick, or Harry. Which brings up a related mindwandering, lets-go-there sort of question: Dont women ever peep? Why isnt there a peeping Tammy, Deborah, or Henrietta? Are only some male members of humankind hardwired to peep? I doubt that. There must be peeping women. But that only males get arrested for peeping seems to me like blatant gender discrimination. This will be reported to the proper authorities for investigation, I can assure you. So at times youre very happy to see a cop. At other times, though, you really dont want to see one, or be seen by one. Like the time you sort of not-stopped at that stop sign; or you thought you could just maybepossibly, lets-give-it-a-shot squeeze past that to red; or the time the posted speed limit on the highway was X, your speedometer read Y, which was faster than X, and the cops superduper, atomic clock-calibrated radar thingywhatzit read Z, which showed you were going faster than either X or Y, or maybe even faster than X and Y combined; and you rearview mirror, and you really, really wanted them to be gone along with that uniformed person driving the pursuit vehicle, so that you could continue your blissful drive to the bookstore in the local mall, where Donald Trump, none other, was appearing and you wanted him to sign your very own personal copy of his new memoir: Why America is Doomed Unless Im Its Next President: My Journey to Humble Greatness. Nonetheless, the cop stops you, and then begins the game of The Great Excuse. Theyre really heavy and Im certain the right shoe, which is much heavier than the left one, put more pressure on the gas pedal, all without my knowing it, of course My cat, Miss Maybelle, is having kittens. I have to rush home to help with the delivery. Speeding? Was I speeding, where there arent any speed limits? You can be certain that the trusty Department would see such excuses for the absurd ridiculosities that they are. I know, I shouldnt use such a gold-plated word as ridiculosities, but please allow an old man (me) his fond frolicities. Besides St. Augustine Beach doesnt have an autobahn, nor to my knowledge a mama cat named Miss Maybelle. The city does have a police department with 18 positions: police chief, assistant chief, one detective, four sergeants, nine administrative assistant and a records specialist. The number of persons on the Hedges has left the assistant chiefs position vacant for two years because of the decline in revenues for the city. Some folks may think that the city has However, St. Augustine Beach shares with many other coastal Florida cities this fact: a comparatively small permanent population, a large visitor population. With hundreds of and single-family homes available for shortterm rental, combined with hundreds of daily beach visitors on a summer weekend, its reasonable to conclude that the citys population could be 12,000 persons, or double the permanent, resident population. And human nature being what it is, well, human, people do sometimes behave in ways or even several of them. I know that you have an inquiring mind, because Ive seen you in the supermarket checkout line reading The National Enquirer, so you may wonder: Whatever kind of crime could occur in our little corner of the Florida paradise? Fortunately, the most serious crimes against persons are rare. Murder, for example, seldom happens. When it does, its usually the result of a domestic boyfriend, or Xs of various inclinations and in the line of duty was Deputy Marshal Ron Parker of the then-Town of St. Augustine lot of what is now the St. Augustine Beach murder in another state. Equally rare are such serious crimes as kidnappings, rapes, and armed robbery of banks or stores. So what, exactly happens crime-wise in our little Mayberry-by-the-Sea? The answer is to be found by looking at one of the weekly reports that Chief Hedges provides to the city commission. The report is for the there were 114 calls for police action for the following: 1. two battery: Publix (person pushed at deli, female, 39, suspect, victim did not want to sign complaint); Pope Rd. parking lot (argument over girlfriend, male, 32 suspect, attorney). 2. one auto theft: Schooner Court (recovered, 3. three thefts: pier park (bike, unlocked, no diverted, unknown female suspect); F St. (bike unlocked, no suspect). 4. one narcotics: Billiard Hall (assist Sheriffs 5. four car burglaries: pier parking lot (unlocked vehicle, handgun taken, no suspect); beach at Ocean Trace Rd. (unlocked, wallet taken, no suspect); pier parking lot (unlocked, handgun taken, no suspect); Pope Rd. parking lot (window broken, wallet taken, no suspect). 6. one civil complaint: F St. (cable box missing, co-owner, female, 33 suspect). (male, 49, taken to jail to detox); McDonalds to detox); Casters Court (male, 28, taken to jail to detox); B St. (disorderly, threatened resident, male 20, arrested). 8. two disturbances: Atlantic Oaks Circle (boy-girlfriend, separated); Dunes Cracker (two female patrons, separated). (suspended drivers license, male 32, arrested). 10. one found property: Publix (purse, returned to owner). 11. one lost property: Linda Mar Dr. (purse, unknown location). 12. three information: pier parking lot (male 18, two males 20, are break-in suspects); 12th St. (resident wanted a report that a nieces friend told another person he had touched her inappropriately, which he denied); High Tide Dr. (ex-husband took back cell phone). 13. four crashes: Beach Blvd. (nonincapacitating injury); A1A South (non-incapacitating injury); Publix parking lot (no injury); Hampton Inn parking lot (no injury). during the week wrote 19 citations: illegal parking (5), license tag expired (4), speeding (2), drivers license (2), insurance (2), and one citation each for driving too fast for conditions, glass container on beach, sleeping on beach, and alcoholic beverage on beach. A six-month review (January 1 through June 30, 2011) provides the following statistics about serious crime in the city: 44 larcenies, 31 assaults, 26 car burglaries, 15 building burglaries, six auto thefts, and two robberies. The cost of police services for the City? For Fiscal Year 2011, the police departments budget is $1,504,541. This amount is $306,053 less than the departments FY Yes, police services are expensive, but I fear are necessary, even in our own little corner of the Florida paradise, where the men and women in blue must be at the ready to protect us from ourselves and from each other.


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal August 2011 6 Connie Reep Financial Advisor 1045 A1A Beach Blvd. St. Augustine, FL 32080 904460-1200 Member SIPC MAKING SENSE OF INVESTING To enjoy a comfortable retirement lifestyle, youll need to have adequate you must plan for the expected but prepare for the unexpected. In planning for the expected aspects of your retirement, consider these factors: lifestyle What do you want to do during your retirement years? Spend more time with your family? Volunteer? Open your own business? Your expectations of your retirement lifestyle will dictate, to a large extent, your savings and investment strategies. established a vision for your retirement lifestyle, you can begin to estimate the expenses you expect to incur during your retirement years. expect to receive income from a variety of sources: Social Security, pensions, part-time employment and investments, such as your IRA, 401(k) and any taxable investment accounts you may have. Youll need to estimate about how much income all these sources could provide. part of your retirement income, you need to carefully manage annual withdrawals from your portfolio. Your withdrawal rate is key in helping to ensure your portfolio provides for your needs as long as you need it. Related to your portfolio withdrawal rate is your portfolio reliance rate how much you rely on your portfolio to provide income. For instance, if you will need $50,000 per year in retirement, and $30,000 will come from your portfolio, your reliance rate will be 60% ($30,000 divided by $50,000). Your reliance rate will help determine how sensitive your strategy might be to outside While you need to be familiar with these expected elements of your retirement, you also must be prepared for the unexpected aspects, such as these: How long you can expect to live is somewhat of a mystery. If you were to live longer than you anticipate, would you be your money lasts throughout your lifetime, you may need to consider investments that can provide you with a lifetime income stream. And your longevity will obviously also affect your annual portfolio withdrawal rate. rate of three percent, your cost of living will double in about 24 years. Thats why, even in retirement, you will need some growthoriented investments, such as quality stocks to ensure you can maintain your desired retirement lifestyle. But if the unexpected higher than average level, you may need to consider a greater amount of investments that offer the potential for rising income. on Medicare, which wont cover everything, you need to prepare for the unexpected, such as a lengthy illness or the need for some type of long-term care. You may also wish to self-insure to a certain extent by setting aside funds in a liquid, stable account. By positioning your investment portfolio for both the expected and the unexpected, you can go a long way toward enjoying the retirement lifestyle you seek. So plan ahead and make the necessary adjustments as time goes by. Plan for the Expected But Prepare for the Unexpected Maybe your idea of retirement is having a second career or working part time, volunteering or indulging in your favorite hobbies. Doing the things you want to do is what retirement should be all about. RETIREMENT Learn how. For a free, personalized review of your retirement, My head is fairly roiling these days, thinking about the immanent debt ceiling crisis and the truly SPIRITUAL foundations of our Now conservatives (one of which I consider myself, but in the style of promoting the general welfare, you know, U.S. Constitutional stuff) will immediately tend to simply decry the run-away government spending that has, in large part, gotten us into this mess (I say in part as there is also a tax revenue term to this equation). And scripture is quite clear that national debt is a sign of Gods displeasure, a blessed people never truly being in the position of having to hock the patrimony in order to pay their bills. And yet . the solution being proposed by some of my ideological fellows is a chilling reminder that even the best of intentions are fraught with hidden strands of ill will and even outright contradictions to our professed values as spiritually responsible people. I have two articles before me this month, both of which speak to our situation. Hows this title: From Hitler to Mother Teresa 6 Degrees of Empathy, from the New York Times? Or this one: How to Raise a Philanthropist, from The Wall Street Journal? Considered together these very different print media outlet pieces speak to aspects of the disease AND the prescription pertaining to our current situation. the man from whom we derive the new months designation. Believe it or not, it does apply to our topic. Caesar Augustus, initially known to the world of his day as Octavian, the adopted great-nephew truly distinguished statesmanemperor. That he didnt get himself assassinated like his great-uncle was due to a great deal of learned and earned wisdom and prudence which led to a healthy sense of modesty and fair-mindedness when it came to dealing with the senators and public Not like so many of our current crop of politicians, but I digress. One thing Augustus would never do was to say, as certain extremists among my political and spiritual colleagues have said and care about those in our society who are simply down on their luck. He would not have said, in effect, just balance the budget and keep the senators fat, end of story. No, Augustus was a true statesman. He had worked his way through that struggle. He possessed both a true spirit of philanthropy and empathy even as he knew how to be hard-nosed in his governance of the realm. Back to our articles. The second practically, as to how we can cultivate a generous spirit among ourselves and our families in addressing the desperate needs that are increasingly overwhelming so many of our fellow citizens. I would argue that its one thing to clip the wings of congressional spendthrifts; quite another to chop off the limbs of the stumbling unemployed, disabled and growing ageing population that require a social safety net to keep them from becoming carrion for the metaphorical alligators that stalk our increasingly careless and whatsin-it-for-me greedy world. I dont know what will become of our ship of state come August 2nd when the current debt ceiling will have either been amended or sustained. I do know this: either we develop a healthier sense of being in this thing together as a nation, or we somehow imagine that we hearty individualists can go it alone and declare simply, let the strong survive. I hope its the former, and soon. A just AND compassionate God is watching! God bless you all, Dr. Nick


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal August 2011 7 Professional Packing, Shipping & Mailing Service Center (904)460-0022 With Safe ShipYou Have Options For info & directions please see The new location will allow Safe Ship to offer U-Haul rental services which include trucks, 1800-Pack Rat storage container services. This service allows storage units to be delivered to your home or business, and is an ideal option for home remodeling and moving. Pack Rat will retrieve and store your belongings or move them throughout the United States. Safe Ship will also bring Greyhound Package Express Services to Saint Augustine. The Package Express service offers a lower cost shipping service for larger items. The Greyhound Package Express service will offer a counter where customers can ship as well as receive Greyhound packages. The store will also offer Greyhound passenger ticketing service. I really want to be involved in something that has a positive impact on our customers and the community, said Paul Basso, owner of Safe Ship. Our new store will continue to offer the services of FedEx, UPS, DHL, The United States Postal Services, full-service packing, and large freight shipping. Open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm. To learn more about Safe Ship, please visit or call (904) 460-0022. Serving the Beach The sultry days of August have many names. The Greeks and Romans associated the hot weather between mid July to late August, with Sirius, the Dog Star. Sirius is the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Large Dog), rising just before sunrise. The ancients believed its heat added to the heat of the sun, creating a stretch of hot and sultry weather we have come to know as the 'dog days of summer.' If you get up early, you can look for the Dog Star, in the southern sky. Other dogged expressions include hot dogging, -showing off; bird dogging similar action but with different audience in mind; dog eared pages of a book read at the beach; and the old Southern summer truism, every dog will have his day which is particularly true on August 16th the feast day for Saint Roch, the patron saint of dogs. Augusts cadence invites you to kick back, relax, and enjoy the rhythms of summers harmony: the sound beach sand makes when it crunches under your feet; the peals of childrens laughter heard from the lofty towers of sand castles; the swish of the boogie board as you nail a perfect landing and ride an in-coming wave; the soulful words of George Gershwins Summertime; and at evening tide youll agree the living is easy. When the beach invites, each wave promises to wash your cares away and you know you can make wonderful memories and even a little history. plus years of history was recorded on June 26th at Lakeside Park. City Manager Max Royal, Commissioner Undine Pawlowski, along with members of your Advisory Committee (BAC), Vice Chairman Eric Chacones, Jeanette Smith, Robin Nadeau, Nana Royer, and yours truly joined visitors, artists, community leaders and dedicated sponsors and supporters of the arts to celebrate the dedication of The Sculpture Garden, at Lakeside Park. A perfect day with great music, good food and story telling by three artists. The dream realized Art in the Park. The support and recognition of this gift from sculptors Thomas Glover W. and Marianne Lerbs along with additional works from outstanding sculptors was brought home with three stories told about three of the pieces: Harold Lock, Pathetell, The All Nations Totem; Marianne Lerbs, The Swimming Fire Horses; and Thomas Glover W. The Sport Fishing in Florida. Go to for the rest of the story. Thank you Thomas and Marianne for sharing your creative energy and gifts. Art in the Park, WOW! Some back-history of the park was shared by Nancy Nevacoff who served the (BAC) for seven years. She said she jewel of a park. Always a strong supporter of Art in Public Places, Nancy said she had campaigned for the wide curved sidewalk as opposed to the straight and narrow one proposed. Yes, Nancy knows that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line but art deserves imagination. Way to go Nancy, and thank you for your service. Another important piece of history was learned: funds to design and develop Lakeside Park were secured by the efforts of City Manger Max Royal, and the Citys staff through the State of Florida Urban Forestry Grant. Nice job Max. The Welcome to St. Augustine Beach sign designed and made by Tommy Oleson artfully welcomes visitors to our fair city and now sports a thank you for coming on the back side. The Civic Association paid for the additional back sign. Talk about putting your money to work. Nice job. The history of St. Augustine Beach runs deep and so do the roots of our beautiful trees along some of the loveliest canopy roads on the island. Where there are trees, can an arborist be far behind? State professional training by working with the City to encourage, educate and protect these valuable resources. Our trees continue to enhance and shade our City. Here is a COOL thank you, Chuck. Interest in the Slow Food Movement has taken root in our community. The BAC hand information about the Lincolnville Community Garden in downtown St. Augustine. The link of knowing where your food comes from and starting a Community Garden on the Island is growing. While visiting my daughter and family in Gulf Breeze, Florida, a city of about the size and population of St. Augustine Beach, I was delighted to visit their community garden. The garden is organic; not fenced, on a busy street, and had about twenty plots. I saw tomatoes that were larger than your outstretched hand. The water supply was a drip irrigation system supplied by the city. The interest is growing and offers an affordable alternative to produce that travels on an excessive carbon footprint. Mr. McVay said the City of St. Augustine is not really involved with any aspect of running the garden which entity. Stay tuned as this develops and go to for details. As the Community Garden develops, the opportunity for social interaction you just dont get in any other venue, Mr. McVay said. Residents who live in condominiums, or have shaded yards, the desire but limited knowledge, or have verdant green thumbs knowledge and a 2122, and express their interest to get involved. In these dog days of August the word is communityits where you live. Dog Days of August in St. Augustine Beach just dont get much better. Make a little history. 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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal August 2011 8 By Gerald Townsend, M.D. Townsend Clinic 4475 U.S. 1 South, Suite 100 Call 461-1901 Health Focus Gearing up for school? Heres a quick run-down of preparations, depending on your childs age, to make sure your child gets a healthy start to the year. your childs vaccinations are up-to-date, and obtain vision and hearing screening if possible. In addition to routine DTaP, MMR, polio and hepatitis vaccines, this year the American Academy of Pediatrics added an incorrectly. Review any food allergies with your doctor, and consider evaluation by a pediatric allergist for specialized testing if severe allergies are suspected. dental cleanings and of serious playground injuries result from falls onto concrete or asphalt. Make sure your childs preschool playgrounds have cushioned surfaces such as wood chips with mulch or rubber mats (grass is not considered soft enough). pass criminal background checks. a breather from vaccines until middle school. For children who are fully immunized by with conditions like asthma are needed. backpack. Remember to pack heavy items at the bottom, use both shoulder straps, and more than 20 percent of a childs weight. conditions (for example, asthma or diabetes) with your school and ensure that the school has a plan to handle any emergencies. bus and car safety. When getting on the bus, children should always remain in view of the driver, and ideally school buses should have seat belts. Children under the age of 13 years should ideally ride in the rear seat of cars and use a booster-seat until they are should wear brightly colored jackets and have crossing guards at all intersections. menus critically and help make smart meal choices. In particular, avoid 12-ounces sodas, which contain 10 teaspoons of sugar and increase the risk of obesity by 60 percent for those who drink a can daily. workspace at home for schoolwork and limit television watching to less than two hours daily. Ensure that the area is well lit, and encourage your child to take brief breaks regularly to ease eyestrain and fatigue. about bullying at school, educate your child to be assertive and, encourage him or her to report bullying to teachers. Academy of Pediatrics recommends a DTaP booster (tetanus) and two new vac cines: meningitis shots for all children and an HPV vaccine for girls to protect against genital warts and cervical cancer. old are at the highest risk (which is why many states have increased the minimum driving age). About one-third of teens have ridden with a driver who has been drink ing alcohol. Consider gradually increasing privileges, limiting the number of pas sengers for new drivers, and emphasizing seat-belts. 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Our Marine Unit partners with the Coast Guard and other law enforcement agencies to enforce boating regulations and to promote safe boating. Unfortunately, on occasion, our dive team and aviation unit are also called upon to look for victims of boating accidents or to hunt for missing watercraft or people. So this month I would like to suggest some rules for safe boating. First and foremost be weather wise. Check the forecasts for possible storm activity and if you are bound for the ocean determine if the surf conditions may have waves that could put your size boat at risk of capsizing. No matter where you may be boating if you notice darkening clouds, changing winds and sudden drops in temperature, play it safe and head for shore. member, friend or the staff at your marina where you are going and how long you intend to be gone. You should also give them the name of the captain and all passengers, boat type and registration and the types of communication and signal equipment you have on board. Use common sense. Be alert at all times and operate at a safe speed for the conditions you encounter. Be sure to follow the navigational buoys and markers that have been placed for your safety. Steer clear of larger vessels that may not be able to stop and turn in time to avoid collisions. Make sure there is another person on board who is familiar with all aspects of the boats operation, handling and safety equipment who could get back to shore in case the primary skipper is injured or incapacitated in any way. It is required by the U.S. Coastguard or as they are most commonly known, lifejackets, of the proper size be on board for everyone on your boat. In Florida, children under 5 must where a right sized PFD whenever the boat is moving. All boats larger than 16 feet must also have a fall overboard. Did you know that a majority of victims who drown after a boat is in an accident or capsizes were recovered not wearing a lifejacket? In Florida anyone born on or after January 1, 1988 who operates a vessel powered by 10 horsepower or more must pass an approved boater safety course and issued by the State Wildlife Commission. Lastly, a word of caution about alcohol use while boating. Boat operators odds for being involved in an accident. Most alcohol related boating accidents do not result from collisions but from falls on deck or overboard. In Florida boat operators found to have a blood alcohol content .08 or higher will be charged with a BUI. For boat operators under the age of 21 that BAC level for charges drops to .02. The Early Learning Coalition of Putnam and St. Johns Counties (ELC) is accepting applications for volunteers as Early Learning Coali tion Advocates. The purpose of these ELC Advocates is to promote early literacy programs and awareness in both counties. The ELC is looking for commit ted individuals to promote and de velop a variety of programs. People with skills in media relations, events and social media are needed to raise public awareness of available literacy programs. Those skilled in research, grant writing and event planning are needed to help coordinate fundraising efforts for the ELC literacy program, including Dolly Partons Imagination Library. The ELC has openings for the reading pals program, special chil drens event volunteers and storytell ers. For an application or more infor mation, contact Joan Whitson, Early Literacy Coordinator at 904-8192544 or Storytelling volunteer, Mare Cashet of St. Augustine, dressed as a Crazy Chef, entertains a group of children at an early literacy event hosted by the Early Learning Coalition of Put nam & St. Johns Counties for a group of Head Start children and families. LOCAL CHILDREN NEED EARLY LITERACY VOLUNTEERS


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Deborah did not enter the business to anchor the news, but to report it. Through out her career she enjoyed storytelling. While her coverage of local news was often the aircraft Saratoga, to the painful struggle of school desegregation and its effect on student learning, she often focused on the extraordinary efforts of ordinary people who make a true difference in our lives. Her two EMMY awards are for military and education re porting. Deborahs documentary on Hubbard House and domestic violence Behind Closed Doors, won a Peabody award in 2000 and found an after life as a judges across the country. United Way of Northeast Florida and has served on the boards of the former NCCJ, now OneJax, Ron ald McDonald House, Communities in Schools, The Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership and Episcopal Childrens Services. Literacy and learning are her passion and focus. Since retiring from television in 2004, Deborah had the pleasure of serving on a community advisory board for the public library system, devel oping a strategic plan. She has devoted most of her time to early literacy through ECS, where she is currently the Foundation Board Chair. In the spring of 2009 Deborah became the spokesperson for Save Duval Schools a grassroots political action effort advocating a guaranteed source of funding for pub lic education in Florida and local control for elected school boards. This foray into grassroots organizing is becoming a second career. In the summer of 2010 Deborah offered herself for public service, running for Florida Senate District 8. Although not successful, the experience has made her a more articulate advocate for bipartisanship and the issues she cares most passionately about. Deborah is married to David Heald, John and Laura. St. Augustine Beaches News Journal August 2011 10 The St. Augustine Ballet Shoppe relocated to 455 State Road 13 in the Julington Square Shopping Plaza near the Food Lion. There will be a grand opening ceremony on Thursday September 29th, details will be available soon. We would like to take a moment to thank the com munity for your support of our Thrift Shoppe. We have some very loyal customers, and it is always a pleasure and an honor to have you shop with us. It is patrons such as yourselves to whom we owe the success of our retail establishment. Our sincere appreci ation of your patronage into our new space can not be overstated. We want to assure you that we will con tinue to do all we can to make your shopping experience as pleasurable as possible. ONLY provider of services to victims of domestic and sex ual abuse in St. Johns County. We are working to elimi nate domestic violence and rape in our community. For more information or to make an investment in our future generation for prevention visit our website at www.bettyg If you or someone you know is being abused, please call our hotline at (904) 824-1555. Like us on Facebook Photo of Keith McLeod, Manager of Thrift Shoppe #2 and Jimmy Wray, Manager of Thrift Shoppe #1 Lana Kiesel (left) of Stein Mart Beaches store and Florie Adiutori (right), chair person for Runway for Safety get together to discuss plans for the exciting annual September 13th at 11am at Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets are $50pp and tables of 10 are welcomed. Stein Mart at the beaches is working on a line-up of beautiful clothing and beautiful models, some models you will recognize as your neighbors, others you will recognize from TV. For more information The St. Augustine Ballet will hold auditions for their winter production of The All dancers age eight (by December 1) and up are invited to audition in proper ballet attire; black leotard, pink tights with hair pulled back in a bun for females and black pants and a white shirt for males. Auditions for all female solos will be done on pointe. Dancers must currently be studying ballet. A non-refundable $25 audition fee will be charged. This fee will then be deducted from the $150 performance fee for the show. Dancers are and 18 at Flagler College Auditorium. Dancers who cannot commit to the rehearsal schedule should not attend the audition. If you have any questions please call The St. Johns County Public Library System is teaming up with the individuals ages 15 to 20. The classes are taught by the St. Johns River Chapter of the Florida saving, personal investing, using credit wisely, avoiding identity theft and other related topics. 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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal August 2011 11 Free Concert Series Location: St. Johns County Pier Park St. Augustine Beach 350 A1A Beach Boulevard (904) 347-8007 V isit our website atwww.thecivicassociation.comDinner At 6 p.m. Concert At 7 p.m.Bring A Beach ChairEvery Wednesday Thru SeptemberAlso in attendanceSister Shack Italian Ices August 3rd Steam the Band Motown Review Dunes Cracker August 10th Navy Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz Raintree Restaurant August 17th Jimmy Parrish & the Ocean Waves Buffet Style Beach Music F A Caf August 24th Smokin Mirrors Modern R/R Romanos Pizza August 31st T riple Rock Blues Band Blues Gypsy Cab Co.September 7th Penguin Teeth Classic R/R Blues Zaharias RestaurantSeptember 14th Roland Fleming Connection R/B Jazz R/R Panama Hatties September 21st ET Swing Band Jazz Purple Olive September 28th Navy Jazz Ensemble Big Band Jazz Sunset GrillePalencia PressSt. Augustine ShoresOBSERVERP specified by you on this proof. If there are any typographical errors or errors of omission, please return information to our of fice as soon as possible. This proof was created based on the information provided to our representative by you or a representative of your company. We cannot be responsible for content and copy of your ad except as noted on this proof form. I/we agree to guaranty payment of all advertising and understand that if litigation ever becomes necessary I/we are liable for all reasonable attorney and collection fees. Payment for advertising is due upon receipt. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Approved Date Approved with noted changes DateF AX Back to: (904)797-4311 or email: thepaper@bellsouth.netCORRECTED AD PROOF FOR AUGUST This performance marks the third time Slightly Stoopid has performed at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Following in the footsteps of Sublime, Slightly Stoopid has created a blend of rock, reggae, and hip hop that is like candy for surf & beach communities. With more than a decade of making music together, the members of Slightly Stoopid have perfected one of the rarest and most valuable skills a band can develop: the art of the stealth groove, that knack for quietly, almost innocently, sliding into a composition, and utterly lassoing anyone within earshot by mid song. That's where the band has come to reside, musically: deep in the pocket, that ever elusive, funky trench where a band can entrance an audience, hypnotize it and hold on Built on a bedrock of nasty, oceanic slabs of dubby bass, meditative vocal harmonies, rock steady guitar licks and tightly syncopated percussive rhythms, Slightly Stoopid illustrate a case study in underground success, steeped in years of hard touring, an improvisational business model, and a creative process that continues to unwind and push the envelope of a new jam based genre the band helped to create. Slightly Stoopid's dual front men Miles Doughty (Guitar, Bass, Vocals) and Kyle McDonald (Guitar, Bass, Vocals), created their own label, Stoopid Records, in the early 2000s to avoid signing a record deal and keep their DIY work ethic and freedom away from music industry politics. The west coast sound pioneers later added musicians Ryan RyMo Moran (Drums) and Oguer 'OG' Ocon (Congas, Percussion, Harp, Vocals) from the B Side Players, as well as CMoney (Trumpet, Keyboard) and Dela (Saxophone) from John Browns Body; soliifying their on stage line up. Slightly Stoopid has built a large n loyal fan base, and has soared to one of the most successful independent artists of this decade. The buzz surrounding the group continues to increase with each successive release; their album catalog sales have topped the the world, and continues to create a legion of "stoopidheads" in the process! The St. Johns County Cultural Council (SJCC), the Local Arts Agency for St. Johns County, has signed a contract with St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to provide arts, culture, and heritage (ACH) tourism development and marketing. The scope of work will include (i) recommending Arts and Culture grant application guidelines, (ii) providing a 5-year strategic plan, (iii) marketing St. Johns County's arts, cultural and heritage assets as a visitor demand generator, and (iv) preparing detailed annual budgets for approval by the BOCC. The SJCC ACH Tourism Development will be funded by Category II of the Local Option Tourist Development Tax (Bed Tax), a 4% surcharge paid by tourists who rent short term lodging, including hotel and motel rooms, condos, and campgrounds. The LOTDT revenue is divided between the Visitors and Convention Bureau, which manages Category IDestination Advertising and Marketing, the St. Johns County Recreation Department, which manages Category IIIRecreation and Beaches, and Category IVSpecial Events, which is managed by the TDC. Total projected revenues for Category II for the current year are $1.2 million. SJCC has launched a national search for an Executive Director to oversee ACH tourism development. They are professional with experience in tourism marketing, arts and culture administration, and development. After the Executive Director is hired, additional administrative staff will be brought on board to support the work of the ACH manager. The director will report to the SJCC Board of Directors. "We are pleased that, after almost three years of soliciting input from the ACH industry, reviewing options, and evaluating proposals, the Board of County Commissioners chose the SJCC to manage the program," said SJCC board member and contract negotiator, Bill Coleman. "It is a big responsibility with great potential for the ACH industry. The stakeholders are excited about having an arts professional in charge of the program." To see a job description and information on applying for the position, visit the St. Johns Cultural Council website Deadline for application is August 1. Matisyahu Photo by Mark Man 2008 Emerging in 2004 with his debut album, Shake Off the Dust, Matisyahus unique style immediately gained him popularity. A Hasidic Jew dressed in a black suit with a broad brimmed black hat worn over a yarmulke, and sporting a full, untrimmed beard, rapping to Jamaican style reggae beats, his diverse style garnered Grammy nominations, broad audience. His 2006 album, Youth was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Reggae Album. This a standing room only event. Gates open at 6:30pm with and $30.00 in Day of show. For information on Matisyahu see


12 St. Augustine Beaches News Journal August 2011 Mosquitoes dont discriminate. They bite you, they bite your cat. But when they sink their teeth into your feline friend, they might cause more than an itch. Mosquitoes can transmit heartworm larvae to cats. If these microscopic larvae settle into the cats lungs, they can cause health problems. There is not a cure for feline heartworm disease, but it is 100% preventable. Do cats really get heartworms? Heartworm disease is not just a dog problem. A 1990 study in Texas found that 26 percent of cats had contracted heartworms at some point in their lives. How do mosquitoes transmit heartworms to cats? Mosquitoes are carriers of heartworm larvae. When a mosquito bites a cat, the larvae enter the cats system through the bite wound. When these larvae develop into an adult heartworm, they eventually die and that can be fatal. Most larvae do not make it to adulthood. Most die in the cats lungs. This irritation leads to heartworm associated respiratory disease (HARD). My cat doesnt go outside so I do not need to worry, right? Wrong! Indoor cats are at a lower risk for heartworm disease but there is not any guarantee a mosquito wont buzz into your house through an open door or window and it only takes one bite. A North Carolina study reported that 28 percent of the cats diagnosed with heartworm disease were insideonly cats, so prevention products are smart to use for indoor cats. Mosquitoes arent as common where I live. Does my cat need prevention? Yes. Cases of feline heartworm disease have been reported in all 50 states. The occurrence of heartworm disease is markedly lower in some states, but if you are living in lake or coastal regions, you need to arm your cat with heartworm prevention. Okay, so my cat needs heartworm prevention. What does that involve? The good news is that heartworm prevention products are some of the easiest to use, least expensive, and most effective items on the market. Your veterinarian knows all about these products and will help you decided which one is right for you and your cat. St. Johns River State College criminal justice academy cadets were recently recog nized during a graduation ceremony. Cadets representing St. Johns, Clay, Putnam, Duval Colonel Craig Aldrich addressed the graduates as the guest speaker. Special recognition in the basic law enforcement day class went to Clay County resi dent Edward Scoggins for Highest Academic Achievement and Highest Marksmanship Achievement. The Medallion Award for highest overall achievement went to Clay County resident Jonathan Brown. Special recognition in the basic law enforcement evening class went to St. Johns County resident Dylan Costa for Highest Marksmanship Achievement and to Putnam County resident Donald Blount for Highest Academic Achiever. Clay County resident Paulo Mauricio received the Medallion Award for highest overall achievement. Special recognition in the corrections class went to Clay County resident Scott Smiley for Highest Marksmanship Achievement and St. Johns County resident Scott Elmore for Highest Academic Achievement. The Medallion Award for highest overall achievement went to Clay County resident Michael Policastro. Law enforcement basic recruit graduates from St. Johns County: Robert Bendle, Dy lan Costa, Jonathan Dees, Casey Duke, Wayne Ferrell, Natalie Gillespie, Chad Hallman, Megan Hintzen, Jody Hull, Austin Lee, Louie Merwin, Heather Miller, Margo Rife and Lora Vaughn. Law enforcement basic recruit graduates from Clay County: Shannon Brooks, Jona than Brown, Phillip Caballero, Mathieu Cooper, Dillan Crowder, Fernando Diaz, Dustin McClure, Edward Scoggins, Michael Smith, Adam Spearman, Sean Tuder, Stephen Ventura and Austin Weber. Law enforcement basic recruit graduates from Putnam County: Donald Blount, Glyn da Brooker, Cody Cochran, Kevin Corbin, Pasche Dorton, Justin Guessford, Angela King, Devon Watkins and George Whitehill. Law enforcement basic recruit graduates from Duval County: Brandon Allsup, Aaron Bereznay, Gardell Branch, Michael Brooks, Latonya Cannady, Jessica Daley, John Floyd, Matthew Garger, Christopher Gerlach, Charles Huesman, Derek Lui, David Mancini, Wil Suggs, Howard Tucker and Aleksander Vodevic. Law enforcement basic recruit graduates from other counties: Christian Botella, An drew DiGaetano, John Dovine, Christopher Givens and Jordan Mers. Corrections graduates from St. Johns County: John Branaum, Nicholas Cooper, Scott Elmore and Matthew Westover. Corrections graduates from Clay County: Kagen Butts, Mark Edwards, Chelsea Meadows, Michael Policastro and Scott Smiley. Corrections graduates from Putnam County: Daniel Bomberry, Dawn Johnson, Quin cy Langston and Danny Wells. Corrections graduates from Duval County: Isaac Hinson, Jason James and Ginger Johnson. The ceremony was held at the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts. The THCA is owned and operated by SJR State College and is located on the Orange Park campus. administration. The program is located on the St. Augustine Campus. The next law enforce ment basic recruit evening class is scheduled to begin class begins August 8, 2011. Special awards were presented to the daytime law enforcement cadets at the SJR State criminal jus tice graduation ceremony. From left: Clay County resident Edward Scoggins received awards for High est Academic Achievement and Highest Marks manship Achievement, and Jonathan Brown, also of Clay County, received the Medallion Award from SJR State instructor George Parsons. Special awards were presented to the evening law enforcement cadets at the SJR State criminal jus tice graduation ceremony. From left: Clay County resident Paulo Mauricio received the Medallion Award; Putnam County resident Donald Blount re ceived the award for Highest Academic Achieve ment; and St. Johns County resident Dylan Costa received the Highest Marksmanship Achievement award from SJR State instructor Les Stern. Special awards were presented to the correc tions cadets at the SJR State criminal justice gradu ation ceremony. From left: Clay County resident Scott Smiley received the Highest Marksmanship Achievement award; St. Johns County resident Scott Elmore received the Highest Academic Achieve ment award; and Michael Policastro of Clay County received the Medallion Award from SJR State in structor Jon Wrich. For more information about SJR States crimi The St. Johns County Public Library System is pleased to announce its Novel Destinations Adult Summer Reading Contest. In an effort to encourage adults to read, they are asked to write reviews about books they have read for a chance to win prizes. The more books that are read and reviews that are written, the better the odds are to win a prize. Adult readers will have an opportunity to win a grand prize of a and second place. Review forms can be picked up at any library branch or from the bookmobile. Complete contest rules and details can be found here. This year makes the second year of the Countywide adult summer reading program. The program runs through August 5th. The summer reading contest is sponsored by the SJC Public Library and the Friends of the Library. For more information, visit the St. Johns County Public Library System website at or contact your local branch. FREE workshops teach children gardening fundamentals Elementary-aged children are invited to pre-register for free, hands-on gardening workshops at their local St. Johns County Public Library branch. The free, educational workshops at the Johns County Public Library branches are presented by members of the Garden Club of St. Augustine and sponsored by the Garden Club of St. Augustine and the Friends of the Library groups. Members of the Garden Club of St. Augustine hosts make-and-take workshops teaching more. The workshops are science-oriented, but also encourage children to create their own gardens and appreciate nature. For more information and event times, visit or contact Library up for the gardening workshops. Novel Destinations Adult Summer Reading Contest Contest encourages adult reading throughout St. Johns County


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal August 2011 13 Flood Information For St. Augustine Beach Area Property Owners hazard area, as mapped by the Federal Emergency Agency (FEMA). A map of the 100-year and 500Beach is available for your reference. A larger flood map showing lot-by-lot detail of flood zones and required elevations can be viewed in the citys Building Department, located in the City Municipal Complex at 2200 A1A South. the Construction Services Department to assist and provide advice on retrofitting techniques for review are current and past FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) and topographical maps that show elevations of property within the city. FEMA FIRM maps, reference materials, pamphlets and video are also available at the Building Department. Beach is caused by ocean water and rain storms, such as tropical storms and hurricanes. Occasionally, heavy rains will cause localized beachfront and inland along the main retention areas. Flood waters along the beachfront can rise to heights of 15 to 20 feet above sea level, with destructive waves reaching even higher. east of A1A Beach Boulevard is also prone to St. Augustine Beach area in recent years. Not only but they may cause erosion which increases the during subsequent storms. Your homeowners or renters insurance Augustine Beach participates in the National Flood available to everyone in the city. Just because your that you are safe. You should carefully consider National Flood Insurance Programs Community Rating System, which means the premiums for flood insurance in the City of St. Augustine Beach are lower than they would be. The citys participation in the CRS program includes the availability of staff in the Building Department to building requirements that are more stringent than federal minimum standards, regulations for storm water management in new construction, and public outreach projects. For more information, contact The City of St. Augustine Beach requires that all new residential structures be elevated no less most effective and permanent means of protecting If you are unable to relocate your structure, the next most effective means is to elevate your Building Department can discuss emergency, temporary and permanent alternatives with you and help you obtain the necessary permits. The Building Department has reference material available for review regarding temporary and measures include: plastic sheeting and lumber handy for emergencies. prevent sewer backups. of debris and functioning properly. Provided By The St. Augustine Beach Building Department valuable contents upstairs or to a safe location. Residents of hazard areas can take the following actions to decrease the risk of injury standing water, use a pole or stick to determine depth. not drive around road barriers. Roads or bridges may be washed out. ditches, culverts and drains. wires. Report downed power lines to the power company. or disconnect all electrical appliances. homes may seek shelter in yours. including glass and nails. Floors and stairs that are covered with mud can be very slippery. unless you know that the gas has been turned off and the area has been ventilated. Floodplains serve many useful purposes, and those that are preserved in their normal or nearly Three retention areas exist within the City of St. Augustine Beach: 16 th Street, 11 th Street and the main retention area on Mizell Road. These storage from storm water runoff in their immediate area. They also provide a valuable service by approximately 31.5 total acres for retention and future passive parks. Debris in drainage ditches, streams and pipes code requires all owners or occupants of property to move obstructions from the drainage system on their property. Often, the greatest threat during a hurricane not associated with tropical systems can cause The citys zoning ordinance identifies portions of the city as being within the 100zoning ordinance and building codes have special provisions regulating construction and other National Flood Insurance Program would not be available to property owners and renters in the City of St. Augustine Beach. Among the which are available for viewing in the Building Department. A permit issued by the Building Department buildings. Buildings with damage amounting to 50% or more of the buildings value must be removed or brought into compliance with may only be improved to less that 50% of the buildings value. Additions or alterations that are not a result of storm damage also are limited to less that 50% of the buildings value. The requirements of the zoning ordinance and building codes are minimum standards that all development must meet. To increase the safety of your property and reduce insurance premiums, you should consider building to higher standards. For additional information on flood protection or building codes, contact the Building Florida School of the Arts re cently bid farewell to 46 graduates now on their way to pursue careers in art galleries, on the stage or be hind the scenes in the entertainment industry. Many will continue their education at universities before College honored the students who received their associate degrees in the visual and performing arts at the St. Johns River State College Palat ka campus. The commencement address was given by photographer John Sevi gny, whose works have been exhib ited in the United States, Mexico and Portugal. Sevigny has worked as a photographer and writer for international news organizations including the Associated Press. His news photographs have appeared in The New York Times, the Montreal Mirror and People. Sevigny advised the graduates on portance of creat ing art in the spirit of giving. He encour aged the graduates to become social servants, emanating their cre ations as if lighting a candle in a dark, cyni cal world, not shining a spotlight on your self. The outstand ing gradu ate awards were also presented. The per forming arts recipient was Ashley Schoe ndorf. She plans to continue her studies at Point Park University in Pittsburgh. The visual arts recipi ent was Lindsey Cheek. She plans to continue her studies at the Savan nah College of Art and Design. Florida School of the Arts degree candidates are as follows: Ursala Al len, Breanna Arneson, Jordan Baker, Dillon Birdsall, Jessica Birt, Jessica Bishop, Kristian Champagne, Lind sey Cheek, Jessica Daughtry, Kelsey Donegan, Amanda Edwards, Mark Exline, Zachary Flax, Jessica Gi acchetto, Zachary Goodrich, Brad ley Gradeigo, Zackary Gurnavage, Melissa Hinner, Tyler Humphrey, Carly Ivey, Victoria Keene, Donna King, Madeystsha Lamarre, Adam LeGuerre, Cherisse Long, Raquel Lopez, Matthew McLachlan, Maria Mignone, Michael Norton, Ashley Palmer, Angela Pasco, Tara Reid, Samantha Reyes, Alejandro Rodri indoor Fitness room First month FREE with ad guez, Jeffrey Sadler II, Ashley Saf fore, Ashley Schoendorf, Desiree Scholz, Bryan Sellers, James Smith, Kasey Sollenberger, Daniel Vargas, Jordan Vera, Sasha Wheless, Cas sandra White and Logan Wolfe. Florida School of the Arts is part of the academic and adminis trative structure of SJR State and awards the two-year associate de gree in the following areas of study: design, acting and musical theatre. The School serves the entire state of Florida. Admission is based on an audition or portfolio review, an in terview with the faculty and admis sion to SJR State. Students produce and perform in approximately four visual arts exhi bitions and 10 performances each year. For more information about Florida School of the Arts call 386org. PHOTO CAPTIONS: During the Florida School of the Arts annual graduation, visual arts student Lind sey Cheek (left) and performing arts student Ashley Schoendorf were presented the Outstanding Graduate Award.


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal August 2011 14 NEWS JOURNALSt. Augustine BeachesP f fice of ______________________________________________________________________________________________ F AX Back to: (904)797-4311 or email: thepaper@bellsouth.netCORRECTED AD PROOF FOR NOV Fresh, Local Seafood Prepared the Way You Like it! Breakfast: 7 Days 7:30am-10:30am Lunch & Dinner: 7 Days 11am-9:00pm Early Bird Specials: M-F 3:30pm-5:30pmSt. Augustines Best Casual Oceanfront RestaurantGRILLED, FRIED, STEAMED, BROILED, SAUTEED or BLACKENED 45 Cubbedge Rd. Crescent Now Open For Join Us 7 Days A W eek from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and more! Reach The Beach By U.S. MAIL! Fast Delivery Always! 16 Large 1 Topping Pizzas $7.77 each when you buy 3 or more 2010 Months ago I wrote a column entitled Stand Tall where I addressed our forces that move through our bodies (see Recently, I examined a patient who told me he experiences bothersome neck pain almost every time he travels. He is rather tall, and like most of us these days, he seats.Because of his height, his head is well above the headrest, and if he naps during his journey, he wakes in pain. The reason for his pain is simple. Without support, his head falls forward, pulling on the posterior neck muscles. The prolonged pull on these muscles causes them to guard, or contract just a little, which leads to that feeling of tightness and pain, and can even result in a headache not a good way to begin a vacation. The same kind of thing can happen if you read in bed or watch TV slouched in your favorite chair. As you probably know, the pain doesnt go away just because you wake up and change position. Not every painful condition is complicated. In this case, I showed the patient how best to sleep on a plane, and during treatment, we devised a simple intervention for the pain using two tennis balls inserted into a sock. They conform nicely to the right and left sides of his neck. The solution resolved his pain so quickly that hes decided to carry these items in his luggage from now on. You might be surprised to learn how many painful conditions and musculoskeletal dysfunctions can be alleviated by simple adjustments to daily patterns, especially those soft tissuerelated injuries that arise from postural or habitual imbalances. For example, if you wake up with persistent neck pain, your pillow could be the culprit. which can change the stresses on your neck. If you wake up with back pain, it may be time to invest in a new mattress. Pain with standing sometimes indicates that you need to change which stance leg you habitually use. This kind of pain can be relieved by using certain stretches and by stabilizing your back. Back pain from sitting at the computer for too long without a break. Try getting up from the computer every thirty minutes to change your posture and exercise your eyes. Weve all experienced foot pain caused pair of tight pants can restrict your motion and lead to pain. Its easy to accept these kinds of pain as part of our daily lives, but simple solutions are often within reach. Stretches, exercises, and changes in your routine can help you become stronger and more stressors placed upon it. If you do nothing, your body will become debilitated, weak, and tight. Of course, not every physical pain is caused by a musculoskeletal imbalance, and you should consult a physician to rule out a medical origin for your pain. The key is determining the source of the problem. Physical and occupational therapists are trained to analyze and correct musculoskeletal imbalances. If your pain and dysfunction originate there, the solution may be simpler than you think. By Rob Stanborough PT, DPT, MHSc, MTC, CMTPT, FAAOMPT First Coast Rehabilitation (904) 829-3411 Pain And Posture The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park is one of Floridas oldest and most treasured attractions. Since 1893, it has provided visitors with exciting and educational opportunities to interact with a wide range of crocodilians, reptiles, mammals and birds. Located on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine, The Alligator Farm features natural exhibits, wildlife shows and educational demonstrations. It is the only place in the world where visitors can see every species of alligator, crocodile, caiman and gharial. In 1992, The Alligator Farm was designated a U.S. Historic District. For more information, visit


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