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Beaches News Journal P.O. Box 51593 Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240 News Journal St.Au In Appreciation El Pollo Loco is Slang for the First Day of Spring Whats Inside The This Month E-Commerce Awareness PRSRT SDT US POSTAGE PAID CALLAHAN, FL PERMIT #4 NEWS FOR AND ABOUT RESIDENTS OF THE ST. AUGUSTINE BEACHES AREA Early IRA Funding Can Pay Off Over Time Confronting Death, Discovering Deeper Life St.AugustineBeaches City Hall Update April 2012 At its March 5, 2012, the St. Augustine Beach City Commission took the following actions: 1. Appointed to the city's Tree Board/ LeaAnn Lombari as a regular member and Ms. Linda Avery as the second alternate. 2. Approved a permit for the Somebody Cares 5K run on city streets on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 6:30 a.m. to noon. 3. Approved the donation of sick leave by city employees to another employee who has used up his accrued sick leave. reading that will allow chocolatiers in the city to sell bottles of wine dipped in chocolate. 5. Approved three budget resolutions: one to appropriate $2,000 for urban forestry grant consulting fees and $27,291 for the sewer construction project; the second to appropriate $2,000 for a structural engineer to inspect the former building department appropriate $5,000 for the accreditation of the police department. 6. Approved several budget resolutions that will pay for wages and other costs for the transfer of a public works department employee to the building department to do code enforcement. 7. Adopted a policy that city commissioners absent from meetings due to extraordinary circumstances can participate in the meetings if such is allowed by a simple majority of the commissioners present. 8. Adopted a policy that city commissioners at the time of an absence by a commissioner can determine if the absence is excused or not excused based on the information (continued page 3) A duck, a bird, a cat, a wolf, and a young boy are at the center of the action in Saint Augustine Ballets production of Peter and the Wolf. The ballet will be performed at Kirk Memorial Auditorium located at 207 San Marco Avenue in Saint Augustine. Show times are Friday, May 4 at 7p.m. and on Saturday, May 5 at 2p.m. and 7p.m. (continued on page 10) Peter and the Wolf at Kirk Memorial Auditorium CJ Katz as The Duck in last years production. She will reprise her role May 4th & 5th this year. Photos by Julie Guintard. Romanza, parent organization of the St. Augustine St. Patricks Day Parade and St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival, has announced the dates for the 2013 event: Saturday and Sunday, March 9 & 10, with the Parade Kicking of Saturday March 9 at 10AM. The 2012 Celtic Festival, March 10 & 11, which made its debut just last year was hugely successful, draw ing over 6,000 people. Albert Syeles, spokesperson for Romanza, said, Not only did we have great support from our St. Augustine community, for which we are grateful, but people attended from as far away as Arizona and Canada. We did not know whether having a Celtic Festival the weekend before St. Patricks Day would be such a winner, but obviously it is. It means we can all celebrate the whole week! Our whole community gets the credit for the success as well as the great hard working volunteers, the vendors, the reenactors, the bands, and St. Augustines three Irish pubs. They all deserve a heartfelt thank you for a job well done. The citizens of St. Augustine not only enjoyed the Celtic Festival they made it possible by their work, their support and their enthusiasm. On behalf of Romanza I can promise that next years St. Patricks Day Parade and Celtic Festival, also at Francis Field, will be bigger and better more bands, more clans, more High land Games, more community exhibits and vendors, more chil drens activities, and even more happy fans of all ages. WEEK, a full seven day celebration, beginning May 14, 2012, right after Mothers Day. It will feature the cultural diversity of St. Augustine, including dance, music, theater, visual arts, and cuisine, while commemorating St. Augustines special connec tion to the Bicentennial of Spain's 1812 Constitucin. For more information visit Romanza is dedi cated to promoting the creative energy and Romantic splendor of the Nations Oldest City, St. Augustine, FL., through high-quality performing arts and cultural events. 2013 Celtic Festival and Parade Dates Set


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal April 2012 2 News From Around St. Johns County St. Augustine Crescent Beach ATLANTIC OCEAN St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Shores PO Box 51593, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240 Todd Logsdon General Manager (904) 505-0301 Email: Cliff Logsdon Publisher/Editor (270) 537-5304 Email: Online at News Journal St.AugustineBeaches The function of the Beaches News Journal is to serve the Neighborhoods of the St. Augustine Beaches area. First priority will be given to reporting news and activities of beaches residents and organiza tions, as well as news and events that directly affect the St. Augustine Beaches community. Second priority will be given to articles of general interest as space permits. Articles or information may be sent to the Beaches News Journal, P.O. Box 51593, Jack sonville Beach, Florida 32240. Information may also be e-mailed to beachesnewsjournal@yahoo. com or the editor at All articles, news, ads, or other informa tion submitted to the News Journal are subject to editing. Publishing of submitted letters and information is at the discretion of the publisher. Views and opinions expressed are those of the writer and do not express the viewpoint of the publisher or editorial staff of the News Journal. All ads submitted for publication in the Beaches News Journal should be received by the 15th of the month in order to appear in the following months issue. Matters concerning advertising should be referred to the General Manager or mailed to P.O. Box 51593 Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240. The Beaches News Journals acceptance of advertising, articles, advertising, or other infor mation does not constitute endorsement. Nor will the Beaches News Journal and its staff be held liable for information provided herein by submit ters, including websites and/or emails listed, that may have the potential to constitue fraud or other violation of law. The publisher reserves the right to refuse advertising or information that does not meet the publications standards. The Beaches News Journal is published by an any St. Augustine Beach community develop ment, management company or Homeowners Association. City of St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Beaches News Journal Mayor S. Gary Snodgrass City Manager Max Royle City of St. Augustine Beach A Walk-on-The-Beach you can wear present Denim Day on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 a campaign aimed to raise aware ness about the dynamics of sexual violence a call to action for all people to come to gether for the health and safety of everyone in our community. Take part in this effort by wearing denim as a visible symbol of support for ending sexual violence in our community. Why denim day, you ask? A symbolic gesture an Italian court overturned a rape conviction due to the judges believing that the victim had consented to sexual contact since, in their opinion; her jeans were so tight the perpetrator could not have gotten them off without her assistance. Sounds outrageous, yet in Italy, and all over the world, victims of sexual assault continue to be disbelieved and accused of causing the rape due to their behavior or fashion sense. This has to stop! Be part of the solution to end sexual violence by wearing denim on April 25th, 2012. Companies are encouraged to support their employees in choos ing denim for this one day event, as a visible sign of their commitment to ending violence. Shoppe throughout the month of April, and especially on April 25th. We will give you a special donation sticker when you bring in denim items. Please wear this sticker and let everyone know you are a part of the solution to ending sexual violence in our community. abused women, men, their minor children. Other support services available to shelter residents and non residents include a 24-hour crisis hotline, individual and group coun and group counseling are available in all parts of St. Johns County including, Hast ings, Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Johns, St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach. For more Become our fan on Facebook. If you or someone you know is being abused, please call our hotline at (904) 824-1555. The Directors of Florida Living History, Inc. (FLH), are pleased to announce that Florida Living History, Inc., has been awarded a Major Grant of $15,000 Endowment for the Humanities. The grant funding is to be used for the planning and implementation of large-scale humanities projects for the grant-award period of March 1, 2012 August 31, 2013. Aside from the livinghistory events and lectures that FLH is already committed to for this grant period, the funding will be used for FLHs production of a free, interactive, educational e-booklet on early colonial Florida for the states schoolchildren, ages 8 to 10, which will support the State of Floridas social studies standards for grade 4. educational organization, would like to thank the Florida Humanities Council for entrusting FLH with this acknowledgement of FLHs ongoing dedication to presenting and promoting Floridas early colonial history! For more information phone us, toll-free, at 1-877-FLA-HIST (1-877-352-4478). 2012-13 Major Humanities Grant Award Florida Humanities Council / Florida Living History, Inc. In honor of Sexual Assault Victims St. Johns River State College administrator Anna Lebesch, Ed.D., was recently presented with an Outstanding Graduate Award from the University of Florida. selected for the competitive program that recognizes selected professionalsall Ph.D. or Ed.D. graduates of UFs higher education administration program for their effectiveness as community college administrators, participation in college-wide strategic planning, community involvement, and professional activities at the state, regional and national levels. Dale Campbell, interim director for the UF School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education, presented the award to Lebesch during SJR States February Board meeting. The recipients emerged from a pool of 30 nominees reviewed earlier in the month by a panel of leading higher education professionals from the Community College Futures Assembly organization. Lebesch earned her Doctorate Degree in Education from UF in 2011. She is currently the Vice President for Workforce Development at SJR State, serving Clay, Putnam and St. Johns counties. Photo: University of Florida Director Dale Campbell (right), presents Dr. Anna Lebesch with an Outstanding Graduate Award. Lebesch, SJR States Vice President for Workforce Development, is a recent graduate of UFs higher education administration program. Standing with her are SJR State President Joe Pickens, J.D. and Board Chairman Diane Leone. SJR State Administrator Receives Top UF Award (904) 900-2717 Located in the Sea Grove Plaza across from Sun Trust Bank


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal April 2012 3 City Hall Update 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 (continue from page 1) The next St. Augustine Beach Town Hall meeting with Commissioner Undine Pawlowski will be Friday, May 4th, 10-11:30 am, Anastasia Island public library. City residents are invited to join the informal, round table discussions and review the Saint Augustine Beach City Commission meeting agenda and supporting materials. provided to the commission, and the decision can be amended if the information is forthcoming within two months after the absence has occurred. 9. Adopted policies prepared by the city attorney that individual commissioners shall not speak publicly on matters pertaining to pending litigation involving the city, and shall or administrative complaints against the city. 10. Decided at this time not to provide aren't eligible to participate in the Florida have retired from other police departments from the Florida Retirement System. The commission will decide whether to provide collective bargaining negotiations between the city and the police union are concluded. 11. Forwarded to the planning board for review the changes to the city's recreational vehicle regulations proposed by the building 12. Approved an agreement with the St. Augustine Beach Community Garden Association for the association to lease land from the city along 2nd Avenue between A and 1st Streets as the site for the garden. 13. Directed that a budget resolution be prepared for the April commission meeting that will appropriate $5,000 for the drilling of a well on the city's land for the community garden. 14. Continued the March 5th meeting to March 26th, 7 p.m., when the commission will discuss removing the former building Johns Cultural Council has with the city for use of the former city hall, which is adjacent to the pier park. Also postponed was discussion about leasing the former building department two subleases concerning the former city hall, and the proposal to allow a restaurant to be put public is invited to attend the continuation of the March 5th meeting and to attend the city commission's next regular meeting, which will be held on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the commission meeting room at city hall, 2200 A1A South. For information contact: Max Royle, City Manager City of St. Augustine Beach 2200 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080 Phone: 904-471-2122 PLEASE NOTE: Under Florida law, most communications to and from the City are public records. Your e-mails, including your e-mail address, may be subject to public disclosure. May Town Hall Meeting MARTINA MCBRIDE TO PERFORM AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE APRIL 13th Continuing its tradition of successful country shows including Miranda Lambert, Alison and the upcoming Hank Williams Jr. show on March 3rd, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre has announced its newest addition to the 2012 amphitheatre season: country superstar Martina McBride will perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday, April 13th, 2012 at 8pm. Doors will open at 7pm. Martina McBride is a multi-platinum performing artist who has sold over 18 million albums worldwide. McBride started out selling merchandise on Garth Brooks 1990 tour, and impressed Brooks enough that he offered her a slot as his opening act. Her debut abum The Time Has the same name. McBride has had several number one country hits (A Broken Wing, Wrong Again, I Love You, Blessed), and two crossover adult contemporary hits (Valentine and I Love You). Her most recent album, Eleven was released on October 11, 2011. In addition to album success, Martina has won the Country Music Associations Female Vocalist of the Year award four times (tied with Reba McEntire for the most wins) and the Academy of Country Musics Top Female Vocalist award three times. Over the Rhine, named for the downtown Cincinnati neighborhood where the band got their start in the late eighties, is comprised of husband-and-wife singer-songwriters Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist. Their fan funded album, The Long Surrender, was released in early 2011 and Over the Rhine has shared the stage with iconic names such as Bob Dylan, John Prine, and Ani DiFranco, among others. Lucy Wainwright Roche, the singing, songwriting daughter of Grammy Award winner Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche, has made a name for herself on the music scene following the release of her debut album, Lucy, in October of 2010. Wainwright Roche has been recognized by the Independent Music Awards, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and the Grassy Hill Kerrville Folk Festival for her unique contributions to folk music. Tickets on sale at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Having trouble deciding where to go for dinner when in St. Augustine? Then join St. Augustine in welcoming the 16th annual Merrill Lynchs A Taste of St. Augustine Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 12 noon 8 pm. A Taste of St. Augustine has grown to be the citys premiere outdoor food festival, conveniently located at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on A1A South. This signature food festival serves up exciting tastes from over 20 of St. Augustines famous restaurants. Restaurants will compete for the prestigious TOStA (Taste of St. Augustine) awards, with categories including Best Family Dining, Best Ethnic, Best Upscale and Best Dessert, as well as the ever popular Peoples Choice, so make your vote count! This years event includes an accompanying music festival designed to showcase a variety of genres of music. A Taste of St. Augustine incorporates all things local: local cuisine, local brewery, local winery, local music all benetting a local cause EPIC Community Services, Inc. Admission to A Taste of St. Augustine is $5.00, and food and beverage tickets cost $1.00 each, with most tastes somewhere between 2-5 tickets. Free parking and children under 11 receive free admission. New this year all Taste patrons can use their tickets to receive discounts at local attractions including Ripleys Believe It or Not and Marineland. Back by popular demand is the Race to the Taste A 5K run starting and ending at the Amphitheatre with the course going through Anastasia State Park and surrounding neighborhoods. The only 5K in St. Augustine tied to an extraordinary culinary event. Registration is $25 in advance, $30 day of. For more information on the Race, visit www. Proceeds from both the Taste and the Race will benet EPIC Community Services, serving St. Johns County families for over 38 years! Call (904) 829-3295 or visit www. for more information. Keep track of Taste news via the Taste facebook page too! See you at the Taste. 16 th Annual Merrill Lynch A Taste of St. Augustine Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Over the Rhine with Lucy Wainwright Roche April 12th


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal April 2012 4 By Robert Samuels, President St. Augustine Beach Civic Association St. Augustine Beach Civic Association S. Gary Snodgrass, Mayor City of St. Augustine Beach, FL Ask the Mayor TEMPLE BY THE SEA 2055 Wildwood Drive, St. AugustineServices: First & Third Friday Evenings of the Month at 7:30 p.m.Rabbi Mark N. Goldman A Reform T emple Bet YamReach The Beach By U.S. MAIL! The Beaches News Journal reaches thousands of homes in the Beaches area by U.S. Mail. The Civic Association meeting is scheduled for Tuesday April 10th at 7:00pm at City Hall. Our featured speaker this month will be Mr. Max Royle, City Manager of St. Augustine Beach. Also presenting will be a representative from Advanced Disposal, St. Augustine Beach's recycling provider. As always, the public is invited and refreshments will be served. Membership renewals for 2012 will be taking place. More information is available at In January, Advanced Disposal, along with the City of St. Augustine Beach, announced their joint goal of increasing the amount of recyclable items collected from residents by 30 percent in 2012. We are three months in to the expanded recycling program, and the current rate of recycling is not keeping pace with that goal. Earth Day is April 22, and were asking all residents to start recycling if they arent currently and to take advantage of the expanded program, said Grant Dienell, Advanced Disposals general manger who oversees the companys contract with the city. Those who are already participating in the recycling program, thank you, and please consider encouraging your neighbor to join the cause. We need all the recyclable items we can collect to reach our citywide goal. Residents can register for weekly recycling collection and pick up their bin at City Hall, located at 2200 SR A1A in St. Augustine Beach. Customers are welcome to pick up their second or replacement 18-gallon recycling bin at no extra cost from City Hall as well. Advanced Disposal now collects 25 different recyclable items, and all items can be tossed in the recycling bin. No sorting is necessary. Its just that simple. Please contact Advanced Disposal regarding any solid waste and recycling needs at (904) 827-2005. To learn more about recycling initiatives and fun facts, please visit www.AdvancedDisposal. com. New Recyclables: bottles and jugs labeled #1 #7 clear) days, please hold until next collection) and cut in pieces 2' by 3' or smaller) cartons, dry food packages, etc.) The Music by the Sea Concerts have been scheduled and can be viewed on our website. There will be some surprises for our 10th Anniversary. The concerts begin on May 9th with performances by two school groups: the St. Augustine High Jazz Ambassadors and the Florida School for the Deaf and Cafe will be serving dinners. On May 16th the Soul Operation will play rhythm & blues and Motown with dinners provided by South Beach Grill. Several new restaurants will be participating in the concert series this year. We look forward to introducing to the community Gas, Maui Grill, Paula's Beachside Grille and Ripe Bistro. Music is from 7pm 9pm with dinners served at 6pm. Come early for best parking, extra handicapped parking areas are provided. The 7th Annual Taste of the Beach will take place on Sunday May 20th from 12pm 6pm at the Pier Pavilion. This culinary event is 13 restaurants have signed up to compete for recognition in the categories of best appetizer, entree, dessert, judges' choice and people's choice. Be sure to come out and vote for your favorite and enjoy the music of Kenyon Dye and his piano bar. This year the Civic Association is partnering with the St. Johns Business Network to produce the event. The Beach Restoration Project is underway. The pumping of 2.1 million yards of sand has begun at Anastasia State Park about half way between the Pier and the Park week of March, three bulldozers were busy pushing the slurry of sand into huge piles moving in a southerly direction. By the time you are reading this, the renourishment should be at the Pier area. It may just be a guy thing but the viewing area from the Pier should be just perfect. I'm sure the kids at Splash Park would enjoy watching the heavy equipment in action. Pope Road will continue to be blocked off. The city will continue to monitor progress carefully with Mayor Snodgrass attending regular meetings. The Commission initiated policy and prohibition of discussion by city staff legal issues. The review of ordinances about trailers on commercial property and RV parking on private property was for their recommendation. These issues should be back before the Commission in April for further consideration and approval. Congratulations to Ms. LeaAnn Lombari and Ms. Linda Avery for being appointed Committee. Thanks for you volunteer service. Also at the Commission meeting, it was decided that the City would take responsibility for having an artesian well drilled for the newly incorporated St. Augustine Beach Community Garden Association. In order to have the irrigation possible for late summer planting season, the Civic Association volunteered to provide up to $2,000 toward repayment to the city for the Community Garden Association. Don't forget to visit the Wednesday Farmers/Arts & Crafts 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. Greetings, fellow citizens! As outlined in previous columns, there are many challenges and opportunities confronting our City this year and beyond. Here is an update of recent events and a snapshot of other projects on the horizon: out how to get there. Because we spend so much effort on day-to-day operations, objectivity and creativity, essential ingredients of the planning process may suffer. An important outcome from this workshop will be to develop realistic, achievable, measurable goals and objectives for the City. Citizens are invited to attend this session which will be held at City Hall on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. away after the St. Augustine Inlet was carved in the 1930s, is underway with an anticipated completion date of July 2012. While any inconvenience to our citizens from this project is unfortunate, in the long run, our Community, citizens, businesses and tourists, are far better off with a beach that has been re-nourished versus one that is allowed to deteriorate over time. Studies show that investing in beaches results in increased tourism spending, increased sales, income and employment and provides habitat for animals and vegetation. These are outcomes we seek. Please exercise care and caution when visiting the beach during this re-nourishment effort. located between beach communities Bermuda Run and Sea Colony, was purchased by the City as a green space and public beach access point, will soon have parking spaces for citizens and tourists who want to use the 1,700 foot boardwalk to the beach. The park will have twenty parking spaces when the effort is completed by early May 2012. Plenty of green space and natural environment will remain with sand and marshland which serves as home to cedar trees, live oaks, birds and other wildlife. Here is a quick listing of City sponsored/led projects for 2012: Street and 2nd Avenue and F Street and 3rd Avenue) that goes through the Marsh Creek subdivision We value your inputs and ideas for making our City a better community. For all of us, its the place we call home. S. Gary Snodgrass


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal April 2012 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 By Max Royle St. Augustine Beach City Manager In Appreciation Phone: 904-236-6243 Fax: 904-239-5505 Email: 4075 A1A S. Ste 200 St. Augustine, FL 32080 On February 13th of this year, Mr. Albert P. Holmberg of St. Augustine Beach passed away. He was in his early 80s. He was a remarkable man, not because of wealth, power, high status or fame, but because of his integrity, his strong and enduring interest in the welfare of his city and the larger St. Johns County community, and his commitment to the public good that he showed by many years of active service on various governmental and public organizations. His interest in local government began in local area public schools, and then for 30 years as a civilian educator for the U.S. Army. He lived for a time in what was then West Germany, where he taught the dependents of U.S. military and civilian personnel. In the late l980s, he retired to the St. Augustine area, where he had grown up. He and his wife bought a home in the Woodland subdivision of St. Augustine Beach. In connection with Al, the word retired is hardly accurate, as he wasnt interested in cruisesof the typical Florida retiree. Though his interests or passions were few in number, he was intensely invested in them. First, there was his familyhis wife of over 50 years and their two daughters. Then there was his church, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. Then there was the Florida Gators football team. Al was an alumnus of the University of Florida, and during the football season hed go to Gainesville in a bus team at home games. He even, if my memory is correct, went to some of the teams games outside of Florida. He and I discussed one time how long it would take to drive from St. Augustine to Fayetteville, Arkansas, where the Gators were to play. Too long, Al decided. Finally, there was his interest in what was happening, politically, in his little corner of the Florida paradise: St. Augustine Beach and the larger area of St. Johns County and northeast Florida. As he was at his church, Al was a regular attendee at all kinds of government meetings: city commission, county commission, other boards and committees. His willingness and ability to sit through the meetings month after month amount of patience as well as stamina to pay attention to, absorb, and comment on, the many issues that were of concern to local government and that he thought were important and needing comment from a citizen such as himself. Yet I never thought he spoke just to hear himself speak, or to have for a few minutes the attention of the city or county commission (and any local government channel TV cameras) focused on him. Ironically perhaps, over the years he was both a local government outsider as well as an is remarkable. He served six years (1989-1995) on the St. Augustine Beach Comprehensive Planning the City Commission; and six years (2005-2010) on the citys Code Enforcement Board. He also served as the citys vice mayor, and over the years as its representative on various boards and committees: the Tourist Development Council; the Northeast Florida Regional Council, and the Intergovernmental Committee. He was also on the Northeast Florida League of Cities board of directors. Sometimes hed attend meetings of city boards and committees when he no longer was a member, just to see what they were doing and if he could constructively contribute to whatever topics were being discussed. I remember him as later, when he no longer was a commissioner, often being the sole member of the public at the committees meetings. the auspicious beginning for what later became a productive relationship of mutual respect and liking. Sometime in the early 1990s, he appeared by the county pier park to complain about the wording on a street sign. He lived on Lakeshore Drive, and he was upset that the name on the sign was, to my recollection Lake Shore. He was in a high state of agitation (voice quivering, face red), a reaction I thought was much more intense than the mere misspelling of a street name annoyance had set him off that morning. At the time, it was rumored that he planned to run for the city commission. I thought that his reaction to the street sign didnt bode well for me if he were elected. The public works director at the time, Gene LeMay, agreed. We were both wrong. Gene unfortunately died from a heart attack in 1997 and thus never had the good fortune to work with Al. During the years he was a commissioner and later as a private citizen, Al would become passionate about an issue, though never again over such a minor one as that street sign. He particularly thought that the city shouldnt be involved with providing parks and recreational activities, which he believed were the countys responsibility. Yet even when excited by an issue, Al never made personal any disagreement he had with a fellow commissioner, a citizen, or a city employee. He would succinctly state his opinion. If he lost a vote, then so be it. Im sure he felt dismay about being on the losing side of some votes, but he seemed to shrug off any disappointments and to move on to the next issue, the next decision. I dont think he saw decision making in local government as a zero sum game, a do-or-die, my-way-or-the-highway process. Rather, he knew that when a vote was taken, that was the will of the commission, and it was time to look ahead, without complaining and without grudges, to the next problem, the next challenge, facing the city. His passing marks the departure of another member of what I call the citys Old Guard: those citizens who were active in city affairs years served on the commission, or various boards or committees, or simply as city hall watchers. As time passes, the list of departed Old Guard members grows longer. I know that such is inevitable, but I cannot help but feel sad that its happening, as it seems with each departure theres a further unraveling, if even temporary, of the citys fabric. In the case of Al Holmberg, this seems doubly true, because he was so steadfastly, year after year, such a strong presence in the citys political life in his low-key, quiet, and undramatic way. Als presence was strong and memorable because he had integrity, which is the gold standard in both private and public life. In all the years I worked with Al, talked with him, watched him, I never saw anything in what he said or did that would make me doubt his integrity. He had that quality, seemingly so often so elusive these days, to the nth degree. I may have made Al appear to be almost saint-like here. To contrast that, Id like to tell you an anecdote about him that will show you he was very much a normal man. It happened on a drive to a Northeast Florida League of Cities meeting, perhaps in Starke or Lake Butler. The year was either 2003 or 2004, because Grace Guido was driving. She was a city commissioner then, as was Al. Funny, how you can remember sometimes exactly where you were when some perfectly unremarkable event happened. We were on State Road 16, just west of U.S. 17 in Green Cove Springs. Al was describing where he had taught after receiving a degree from the University of Florida. He pointed to a public school to the right of the highway and said he had taught there. He then described getting the job with the Army and leaving the U.S. to teach in West Germany, and how, perhaps in the late 1950s, he was at a French beach and he saw for the the back seat, and my attention perks up, not just because Im imagining what a French woman in a bikini would look like, but also because of what I detect in the tone of Als voice: awe, amazement. And suddenly from that tone I had an awareness of him as a person: raised in a quiet corner of Florida; never travelled far from that area until he took the teaching job with the Army; an American Innocent abroad, inexperienced with the world and certainly with what might have been seen at that time on a French beach. And yet, despite the passing of decades, the memory of that woman in her bikini could still produce in him the same awe that he had originally felt. I think about what that memory apparently meant to Al, and it makes me smile. I think, were he here, hed smile with me. Not thrown on lawns or driveways Reach The Beach By U.S. MAIL!


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal April 2012 6 Financial Focus Information Provided By Edward Jones Spiritually Speaking By Dr. Nicholas A. Marziani Early IRA Funding Can Pay Off Over Time Dr. Marziani, an education and spiritual life consultant, is Vice-President of the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association. Currently he is completing a novel based on East-West Church relations. Connie Reep Financial Advisor 4108 A1A South St. Augustine, FL 32080 904 460 1200 Member SIPC MAKING SENSE OF INVESTING Confronting Death, Discovering Deeper Life indoor Fitness room Atlantic Beach & Tennis Club 20th Anniversary Special! for St. Augustine Beach, Butler Beach & Crescent Beach. Save up to $150.00! St. James Anglican Mission Ser vices of Sacred Evensong:Satur days 5:00 pmSt. August i ne House of Pr ayer 34 O c e an A ve nue St. Augustin e FL 32084 St. Jame s, a c onstitue nt mi ssi on c hur c h of the P r o-Dio ce se of the H ol y F amil y Or lando i s a me mbe r of the Angl ic an-Catholic Or dinar iate that was e r ec te d Jan. 1, 2012Call for mor e info: 904-460-0535 You have only so many years to prepare for retirement. Thats why contributing to your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is so important. Fortunately, you still have time to maximize your 2011 IRA contribution before the April 17 deadline. By contributing now, your retirement savings can have more opportunity to grow. Even if you already have an IRA elsewhere, its easy to transfer it to an Edward Jones IRA and begin receiving the face-to-face guidance you deserve. To learn more about the advantages of an Edward Jones IRA, call or visit today. But the April 17 Deadline for IRA Contributions Isnt. Retirement May Be Far Off, Youve got until April 17 to contribute to your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) for the 2011 tax year. Thats not a lot of time, but if you have some money available, and you havent completely funded your IRA for 2011, consider doing so before the deadline. And once youve maxed out on your IRA for last year, why not get a jump on 2012? Actually, you could have started contributing to your 2012 IRA as early as Jan. 2. In fact, if you can get into the habit of fully funding your IRA each January, youll give your money 15 extra months of growth potential, as opposed to waiting until mid-April of the following year. If you factor in all the years youll be contributing to your IRA before you retire, those extra months of growth opportunities, repeated over decades, could end up providing you with a fair amount of extra cash when you start tapping into your IRA at retirement. it all that easy to come up with the full IRA contribution amount at one time. (In 2012, you can put up to $5,000 into a Roth or traditional IRA, or $6,000 if youre 50 or older.) But picture, you may be able to think of some resources. Here are a few suggestions: In 2011, the average tax refund was about $3,000, according to the IRS. If you received that amount in 2012, and you applied it toward your IRA, you would already have met half the contribution limit (if you are 50 or older) or more than half (if youre younger than 50). payments or dividends. If you own income-producing investments, you your IRA early. For example, if you own dividend-paying stocks, and you dont typically reinvest the dividends, consider putting some of these funds into your IRA. (Keep in mind, though, that stocks can reduce or discontinue dividends at any time). And you can do the same thing with any interest payments you receive from bonds. your IRA. If you receive a windfall, such as a bonus from your employer or a gift of cash, think about putting it into your IRA. If none of these options present themselves, and you cant afford to write out a big check to fund your IRA very early in the year, do the best you can to reach the contribution limit as soon as possible. To make this happen, consider setting up a monthly automatic transfer from your checking or savings account into your IRA. Even if you were to divide these transfers into 15 equal payments totaling $5,000 (or $6,000 if youre 50 or older), you would still be funding your IRA more quickly than if you would have scrambled to contribute in the last few months No matter when you do it, fully funding your IRA is a great way to help build resources for retirement. But the earlier, the better so do whatever you can to beat that tax deadline each year. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Last fall a book was released that, while no longer is hot publishing news, may actually be better considered in this new month of April just before to Restore Meaning by University of Hawaii researcher Dr. Bruce E. Morton is a breakthrough piece of secular scholarship that nonetheless addresses THE deepest issues that engage the human heart and soul: death, and enriched and transformed life. Mind you, Im not one of those who anxiously await every pronouncement from on religion in order to prove once again the reasonableness of my faith. Faith, dear reader, is a gift. Its a gift offered to many indeed, in due course to all though some refuse it. Its a way of seeing the world and comes to acknowledge new contexts and contours previously unimagined and unavailable to merely rational beings. That being said, my love of both science and history so often puts a smile on my face when I realize that honest folk through between faith and reason, although they do occupy distinct if complementary modes of knowing. Neuroreality for all its academic erudition has a simple message. Put a bright but suffering primate into some extreme life event a near death experience, a tribal coming of age initiation, and the like and so often what pops out on the other side of that experience is a wise and happy human being. Morton expands on this idea. The of passage, is a permanent transformation expansion in their intelligence. Hmmm. Well, I have seen what boot camp can do to some individuals, and while they may not come out of thirteen weeks of virtual hell expounding on the elegant intricacies of quantum physics, they so often do seem more connected to reality. But I digress. One of Mortons foundational points it that these transformative periods create a real brain crisis that brings the unavoidable acceptance of death. And its that acceptance that also leads to wisdom, peace and increased value to everyone else around those who experience such moments of transformation. When you think about it, the application of all this to the Christian Paschal Mystery (Good Friday Easter Sunday) or the Jewish Passover experience is obvious. Consider the latter for a transpersonal, truly national example of this principle. The Hebrew nation teeters on the brink of destruction according to the biblical record. The whole Egyptian episode has turned foul after auspicious patriarch Joseph many years before. Its going to be all or nothing according to scriptures testimony, especially while Reeds. A nation is rescued from a frightful confrontation, and the people never forget it for centuries, even millennia to come. And the heck with the scholarly naysayers who minimize the whole Exodus (or Easter Resurrection) story like one good Catholic priest in Yonkers once said to one Exodus/Passover story heckler: And so, you were there?! No, science is simply rediscovering what people of faith have always known. You suffer, you go down and then you come back up, better for it all. Its a mystery one that I seek to better own, and pray that you will as well! God bless one and all, Dr. Nick


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal April 2012 7 St. Augustine Beaches Advisory Committee Ann Palmquist, Committee Member (904)460-0022 For info & directions please see St. Johns County Sheriffs Corner By David Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff El Pollo Loco is Slang for the First Day of Spring are scientists, engineers, and other people I hasten to add, other curious blokes qualify as add spice to everyday jargon. In Florida, the Sunshine State, Sunshine is slang for keep-em-honest. The publics business must be conducted in an open, smoke free environment. Sunshine is also a great sanitizer for political, civil, or social conundrums; however, blue skies are optional. The St. Augustine Record reported an ongoing conundrum. The Islands Historic Chickens, possible descendants of the original Actions directed against these feral, feathered is neither domestic nor wild life thus poses a riddle: when is a chicken not a chicken? Answer: when there is a $2,000 dollar bounty catch and release, might work but if a few birds escaped new problems could surface. With the diminished numbers the remaining birds will as an endangered species and would promote biodiversity because none of the Islands Dixie efforts could prove costly and trigger an internal audit. Questions can be directed to Mayor Gary Snodgrass who feels an even hand is warranted. Allowing chicken in every plot might dovetail nicely with Nana Royers support of a program to adopt a hen or two or three or more. She understands you cant make an omelet without breaking some eggs; in fact you cant make an omelet without eggs. Staff has promised only appropriate means would be used to keep the Little Red Hen safe and in full Sunshine. The celebrated civic association, LIRPA, Inc., Less Is Right Please Agree promotes safety and Sunshine. At long last, the answer to the riddle might be at hand; why did the chicken and F St. were reduced in size and weight, the Little Red Hen could carry one in her beak and cross the road safely. Promoting solutions before there are problems has always been the goal of the membership committee of LIRPA, Inc. with a written purpose, to promote and stimulate interest in the improvement, operation and management of the City, the County the State, and the World. Membership is open to all, not just folks who agree with us, because restricting who can join would be counterproductive, promote narrowmindedness, and discrimination a clear sign of intimidation which is slang for bullying. Being called a Tree Hugger once was sarcastic slang but today being called one is related to the very air you breath and is worn like a badge of honor. Your BAC members have been working on plans for Arbor Day, scheduled May 11 at 5:00PM, at City Hall. This year will continue to emphasize the environment, conservation, trees. Activities for children include: a poster and poem contest and Learning Stations where you have fun learning about your world and get your Passport stamped. This years Arbor Day budget, $2,500, will be a little tight so your BAC welcomes outstanding volunteers and support. Interested venders should contact Max Royal 471-2122. Arbor Day in Palm Coast will be May 5th from 9:00 AM till 2:00 PM. Carol Bennett told BAC when she started working 6 years ago around 40 people came in 2011 there were over 4,000. WOW! Carol is an Urban Forester/ side of this event. Venders are encouraged to share educational/informational materials, products, and services that relate to: energy saving products; environmental sciences; conservation of water and land use; principals of Florida Friendly Yards (FFY); native plants, trees, and the importance of biodiversity. A budget, $25,000, funded by Waste Pro Recycling, makes celebrating trees a walk on the green side. After checking out Arbor Day in Palm Coast replay Arbor Day celebrations May 11th at the St. Augustine Beach City Hall. EPIC Flower & Garden Expo at the St. Johns 21st & 22nd. Green thumbs, or new-bees dont want to miss this show so give Keith Fuller, IFAS Horticulture Agent, a call, 209-0430, for details. If you want to be a vender and are green give Mr. Fuller. There will be a silent auction, education classes, plants sales and a full day of Flowers and Gardens. a thimble different from fundraising? They are the same but fundraising seems to take longer. The Community Garden is interested in water conservation. Mr. Marc Chaten, Director of about drip irrigation. Fundraising need to cover the gardens start up costs and mean many thimbles are needed. Promises of support made are still outstanding and have not been kept. The level in the bucket did rise in March thanks to proved every drop helps. Thank you for your generous drips and drops. Another funding source may be the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of Health and Human Services' Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) who announced a new collaboration with states and private industry to protect the nation's food supply from terrorist threats. New funding? Maybe? Your BAC looks forward to working with Ms. LeaAnn Lombari, will serve as the a new member, and Ms. Linda Avery, as Alternate. you and Sunshine make our Blue skies brighter and St. Augustine Beach such a beautiful city to call home. It is April, so have some fun and make a little history. Here is an example of an advertisement pla site: For Sale: 2005 Denali Yukon. Excellent am being deployed to Afghanistan next month. Will deliver anywhere in Southeast United States. This used car ad is most likely fraudulent and could result in someone being scammed for a lot of money. This month I would like to share with you some tips for safely using E-commerce sites or for that matter, any online E-Commerce sites are a great resource services and meeting people. Most of the time transactions go smoothly and both seller and Last year the murder of four men, who were lured to Ohio after responding to an online ad in the belief they had been hired to work on a farm, made national headlines. crime involves the loss of money in buying or selling. One E-commerce site advises that any business dealings be done with people locally. Trust your instincts and if the offer appears too good to be true, it probably is, and be leery. If you have something for sale and someone emails or calls offering more than you are asking, be skeptical and careful. This cash. In this scenario you may be asked to put some money in a phony escrow account supposedly to insure a safe transaction for both parties. Even being asked to make a deposit in legitimate escrow service such as BidPay, Squaretrade or PayPal should raise a red flag to proceed with caution. In all E-commerce transactions I would like to add let the buyer be smart to the old adage of E-Commerce Awareness let the buyer beware. E-Commerce scams frequently involve rental property. If you are seeking a home property is actually a legitimate rental. The FBI has posted a warning about such a scam operated from Nigeria. The response to a wanted to rent ad will say they have a home available in your community because they are missionaries and have accepted an assignment from their church in Nigeria. They will e-mail you pictures of the home then tell you they will give you the address after you send a Western Union money order for the deposit. These sites are also popular for personal ads. If you post such an ad never reveal contact information. Many sites will allow you to setup an email response box that will be forwarded to your undisclosed email address. When meeting someone in response to a posting, always make it in a very public place. Always tell a friend or family member where you are going and when you plan to return. Even after you have met the individual and start to feel comfortable dont let your guard down too soon. If during the first meeting the other person suggests to go to some place quieter, say no and use your best intuition as to whether you want to continue the meeting and conversation. Using E-commerce or other social sites can be fun and rewarding if you use some of these tips to insure your safety and protect yourself from being scammed, or worse, harmed. Thank you for taking the time to read my column. 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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal April 2012 8 EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE For Information: Call 794-7777 For Information: Call 794-7777Families will be bringing chairs & blankets to Crescent Beach Ramp Assisted Parking On The Beach And In Nearby Paved Lots Join thousands in Singing W itness an Ocean Baptisim The Celebration Singers St. Augustine Beaches News-Journal St. Augustine Shores Observer Palencia PressP _________________________________________ Approved DateF AX Back to: (904)797-4311 or email: thepaper@bellsouth.netAD PROOF FOR APRIL 2012 Crescent Beach Easter Sunrise Service Expects Thousands On Sunday morning, April 8, at 7:00 a.m. the people of the St. Johns area will have the opportunity to attend what has become one of the largest beach, Easter Sunrise Services in the world today. This yearly event was first held on Crescent Beach in 1994, with less than 100 people attending. For the past several years crowds surpassing the 5,000 mark, according to police estimates, have enjoyed this special service celebrating the resurrection of Christ. This years service will feature Dr. David Beauchamp, speaker, the Celebration Singers, a ladies ensemble, soloist Jeff Varnadoe, and lively crowd singing directed by Lindsay Terry. People are urged to bring cameras to capture the event, especially a giant cross silhouetted against an early morning sunrise. That scene has become a favorite of photographers from distant cities who attend the service. A state-of-the-art sound system, with huge speakers arranged so that all can hear, A temporary outdoor platform, complete with risers for the choir, will be in place on the beach near Crescent Beach Ramp. Each year people bring their beach chairs and blankets to relax, listen to the music, join in the singing of the great outdoor congregation, and hear the Easter message presented by Dr. Beauchamp. If you have never witnessed an ocean baptism than you will be thrilled to see people, young and old, baptized in the Atlantic. From the beginning this has become a favorite feature of the Sunrise Services. Experienced parking attendants, assisted by police officers, will be on hand to help each driver find a space on the beach or on nearby paved lots with hundreds of spaces available. Motorists are urged to come a little early in order to place near the platform before the service begins. The people of North Florida, who have heard about this remarkable Easter service, will now have the opportunity to experience it for themselves. Past services have been attended by people from many near-by towns and communities in addition to the tourists who come out of the beach hotels. The location for the service is the Crescent Beach Ramp area on Easter Sunday morning, April 8th at 7:00 a.m. Fresh, Local Seafood Prepared the Way You Like it! Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday 7:30am-10:30am Lunch & Dinner: 7 Days 11am-9:00pm Early Bird Specials: M-F 3:30pm-5:30pm St. Augustines Best Casual Oceanfront Restaurant (904) 471-8700 Open For BREAKFAST Saturday & Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Join Us For and more!


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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal April 2012 10 Prevention Vs. Correction By Rob Stanborough PT, DPT, MHSc, MTC, CMTPT, FAAOMPT First Coast Rehabilitation (904) 829-3411 Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 10 and under. Tickets may be purchased online at They are also available at Abellas School of Dance located at 1765 Tree Blvd in Saint Augustine Monday through Thursday from 3:30 TO 6:30 p.m. The areas most talented ballet dancers from Saint Johns, Duval, and Flagler County take to the stage under the direction of Saint Augustine Ballets Artistic Director, Luis Abella. The multigenerational cast also features local Pilates and dance teacher, Jennifer Dournaux, as the Wolf, and arts educator and musi cian, Tommy Bledsoe, as the Narrator/ Grandfather. Peter and the Wolf, writ the tale of Peter as he ventures out into the meadow against his grandfathers orders. It also serves as an introduction to various instruments in the orchestra as each character is represented by a different instrument and melody. Following a brief intermission, Spring Variations will showcase a selection of varia tions from ballet classics including Le Corsaire, La Esmeralda, Agon, Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux, and La Sylphide. Kirk Memorial Auditorium is located at 207 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine 32084. To purchase tick ets, visit or email tick For more information call 904-810-5670. The St. Augustine Community Ballet is a 501(C)3 Credit Union. Saint Augustine Ballets mission is to provide high quality ballet performances to the public while offering local dancers the experience of dancing in full-length classical ballets. Peter & the Wolf continued from page 1 Poetry Project before the April 13, 2012 deadline! Thirteen Art winners and Twelve Poets will receive cash prizes and will have their art or poem published in the A Day Without Violence Calendar, which is distributed free to every classroom in the county, pending funding. The project is open to all St. Johns County students ages 6 18, whether they attend public school, private school or are home schooled. Entry forms have been delivered via e-mail to participating schools. If Winners will be honored at an award ceremony in October of the 2012 school year. Winning art and poetry will be displayed at the ceremo ny. The top one hundred pieces of art will also be selected, and exhibited at the Ponce de Leon Mall during October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Winners will receive a color, framed copy of their art to keep. Students submitting poems should keep a copy for themselves. All entries should be dropped off at one of the following collection sites: Day Without Violence Art and Poetry Project I recently had a patient tell me, I wish I would have started this long ago. Hes developed neck and shoulder pain from years of faulty posture. His forward head, neck and shoulder posture has caused years of compensatory movement, muscle imbalances and tissue strain. Hes doing well but hes correct, it would have been easier if he had prevented or minimized the Our bodies are always adapting to the stresses they encounter. Tissues grow and change depending on these forces. Over time, muscles, ligaments and tendons begin to yield to gravity. Some shorten. Others necks tend to curve as the head moves forward. The result of these imbalances can be painful, producing pressure on discs, nerves and joints. The longer these are to reverse. Prevention is better, and easier than correction I often ask patients if they regularly change the oil in their car to prevent engine breakdown, rotate the tires or if they were vaccinated as a child to prevent diseases. Without thinking the answer is always yes. But when it comes to the mechanics of the body (wheels, tires, shocks), the condition of the cardiovascular system (the engine) or the nervous system, maintenance is often an afterthought. Maintenance of the body and its systems is called Wellness. Many think it consists of exercise and conditioning only. Although these are important components, exercise and conditioning alone cannot correct mechanical problems such as faulty posture or compensatory movement patterns. Physical and Occupational Therapists use manual therapy to make these corrections. We gently push/pull the joints and stretch the muscle to establish movement and then use exercise help to lubricate and maintain the correction. The advantages of prevention vs correction are many. Staying mobile and healthy is easier than trying to get back into shape after allowing oneself to get out Although it may not seem like it at the time, staying healthy is easier on the wallet. Keeping your body moving can potentially shield you from facing some of the rising costs of healthcare. And lastly, staying mobile and healthy makes you feel better. It can prevent those aches and pains from gaining ground. Correction is always an option but in the long run, prevention is always better. All that is need is a plan. Consult your MD and then your physical Therapist. As a musculoskeletal specialist, your therapist can develop a maintenance plan Coast Rehabilitation we say we have One Therapist, One Patient, One Goal and One Rob Stanborough is a physical therapist serving St. Augustine for nearly 10 years. He is president and co-owner of First Coast Rehabilitation, as well as co-author of Myofascial Manipulation: Theory & Application, 3 rd ed by Proed Orthopaedic Manual Therapists and has presented on the topic of soft tissue dysfunction in a variety of venues. Read De Soto's Landing, Bradenton, Florida On April 21st the Calderon's Company will take part in the 63rd annual reenactment of De Soto's landing commemorates the arrival of that conquistador at Tampa Bay on May 30, 1539, to begin a four-year journey that took him and his army of over 700 through the American Southeast. Sponsored by De Soto National Memorial ( deso/index.htm), the Event features activities and demonstrations on the daily lives of the early Spanish explorers and the Native Americans they encountered. This heritage Event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, contact Daniel Stephens / De Soto National Memorial. E-mail: or call 941-792-0458. You can also contact Tim Burke / Calderon's Company, E-mail: or call 1-877-FLA-HIST. Los Presidiales de San Agustn at Fort Mose On April 28th the members of Los Presidiales de San Agustn (The Presidiales of St. Augustine) present 18th-century, historical interpretation from 10a.m. to 2p.m. in St. Augustine, FL. This month's Event will focus on the medicinal plants and herbs used by Native Americans and white and black settlers, in colonial Florida. Fort Mose is the site of in 1738. For more information, contact Terri Newmans / Fort Mose Historic State Florida Living History May


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MARSH CREEK VILLA W/POOL Upscale 3BR/3.5BA home is located in a picturesque lakefront setting on a beautiful 60x150 lot in gated Marsh Creek. Outdoor tropical retreat features an inground pool and spa with waterfall gourmet kitchen. Clay tile roof, fountain and tropical landscaping provide fantastic curb appeal $489,900. OCEANFRONT W/POOL IN SEA Amazing panoramic views from 4BR/5BA European style home with in-ground pool plus numerous upgrades. Great architectural features, high end windows and doors, coquina shell concrete walk, privacy wall, premium lighting, quality cabinets, stone countertops, high end appliances, tumbled OCEAN VIEW BEACH HOME in bells and whistles, designed for beach maintenance free materials available. 4BR/4.5BA and over 3,000 sq ft of luxury. Chefs kitchen with granite, SS upscale appliances, warming oven, wine cooler. A coastal home with great style and a must see! Gated oceanfront community with pool, clubhouse and beach walkovers. $1,275,000. Over 3000 sq ft of upscale living in this 3BR/3BA two story delight with additional tower room for great ocean views. Large upscale kitchen has a breakfast room overlooking the preserves. There are porches off all main living areas and MBR to enjoy beautiful outdoor views and breezes. Tandem 4 car garage and much more! $769,000. BEAUTIFUL OCEAN VIEWS from the tower room in this four level home in Sea Colony. This home has everything the discriminating buyer desires. Exercise rm, hurricane rm, full house generator, Garage tek built-ins, and California closets throughout. If that is not enough, it has an elevator. Wow! The owners have thought of everything in building this dream house. $999,500. NATURE LOVERS DREAM IN TURTLE SHORES. It would be hard and intracoastal views. 4BR/3BA home views and a private deck. Great room disappearing sliding glass doors that open to a large private screened porch. Gated community offers pool, tennis, clubhouse, sauna and ocean access via a private tunnel. $329,500. ONE OF THE FINEST HOMES ON THE ISLAND located in oceanfront Sea suites. Five bedrooms in the main house and a full apartment over the garage, perfect for a mother-in-law suite or for guests. Five car garage plus space for golf cart. Fireplace, cathedral ceilings, balconies and patios galore, plus ocean views. This home is for the discriminating buyer who wants only the best. $1,375,000. ISLAND HAMMOCK HOME ON HALF ACRE LOT. What a buy in one of the most desirable neighborhoods on Anastasia Island. You can hear the waves from this upscale home, or take a short walk to the beach. Home features 3 plan, chefs kitchen w/granite island and gorgeous master suite w/2 walk-in closets. Huge lot, 149x152 and beautiful entry w/ welcoming majestic oaks. $449,000. LIKE NEW SEAGROVE HOME. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has hardly been occupied. Home offers over 1,800 sq ft of living with a master suite, den granite counters and chefs kitchen with a breakfast nook. Covered front porch and back porch that overlooks a pond. Enjoy the convenience of Seagroves Town Center concept, as well as the community pool for residents. $299,500. OCEANVIEW HOME WITH ELEVATOR in Sea Colony of St. Augustine. Beautiful 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home features windows shutters, and an elevator to take you from second and third levels and the tower room. Over 3,600 sq ft of upscale coastal living awaits you! $1,090,000. OCEAN FRONT SAND DOLLAR END UNIT. Looking for the best unit on the beach? Look no further. This beautiful END unit has large windows, lots of natural light, fantastic views, light and bright condo to enjoy year building with views galore of the intra coastal and ocean. Building offers parking, pool & private walkover to beach. Complex has elevators, tennis, parking garage & additional makes this a great rental investment. $499,000. GREAT VALUE IN THIS POOL HOME. Private lot with lovely home in Marsh Creek with almost 3000 sq ft with a large pool, public country club, tennis court, golf, pro shop, restaurants and more. This home has a great privacy with the preserves in one side. The 4th bedroom can be used BUILT TO LAST! The features in this home are only found in more expensive homes. Built to last! Just a few blocks from the ocean and one block from the Intracoastal. Steel frame with 9 walls to save on heat and air. This 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home has an large utility room, shed for extra storage, screen porch to enjoy year round. A must see! $239,000