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Beaches News Journal P.O. Box 51593 Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240 News Journal St.Au Downtown II Water the Short Story Make Every Drop Count Whats Inside The This Month Vehicle Satety Issues PRSRT SDT US POSTAGE PAID CALLAHAN, FL PERMIT #4 NEWS FOR AND ABOUT RESIDENTS OF THE ST. AUGUSTINE BEACHES AREA Can Your Turn Be a Millionaire Day Into Real ity Why, Its the Law!! St.AugustineBeaches May 2012 Parc Group and Marsh Creek Country Club Sponsor Habitat Home for Hastings Family The most recent home sponsored by The Parc Group and Marsh Creek Country Club is a two bedroom, one bath home built in Hastings for an elderly woman named Dorothea and her disabled niece whom she raised as her own daughter, Deborah. Dorothea is retired gratitude for their new home at their dedication in March. The St Augustine Family YMCA is ready for summer camp! The Y is offering 10 week Summer Camp which has a different theme every two weeks: Walk on the Wild Side (Week 1&2), The Y Factor (Week 3&4), Around the World in 10 Days (Week 5&6), Ocean Commotion (Week 7&8), and Put Me In Coach (Week 9&10). Every 2 weeks all themes. Kids will also strengthen their swim skills with the YMCAs day included in the cost of camp. This year the Y is offering 4 different camps! Ages Location Hours $60/child/week* (Y member) & $75/child/week* (Community Participant) $120/child/week* (Y member) & $130/child/week* (Community Participant) $120/child/week* (Y member) & $130/child/week* (Community Participant) $120/child/week* (Y member) & Community Church $130/child/week* (Community Participant) Registration is $50 per family. Our summer goal is to provide a fun, safe place for our kids to play and grow during the summer months. Our camp hours help day camp. The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of community. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. All the work we do are through 5) YMCA Schedules Summer Camps Keepers of the Coast will host the 6th Annual Sea Turtle Festival on Sunday, May 20, 2012, from noon to 5 p.m. The event will take place in downtown St. Augustine at the City tables, arts and crafts vendors, a silent auction, food and beverages, and Keepers Cove, an interactive childrens program. Local talent, Sam Pacetti, will headline the musical performances and other featured artists include, Saltwater Cowgirls, Aslyn and the Naysayers, and Honeysweet. Mojos Tacos will provide food vending and Sweetwater beer will be available for purchase. The Annual Sea Turtle Festival is the best way to experience every aspect of Keepers mission and will be as they work to preserve area beaches and endangered wildlife. One of the primary goals of the event is to educate youth on protecting their coastal environment, which is vital for the future health of all species. To learn more visit www.Keepersofthecoast. org. education and conservation of sea turtles and other species that we share our beach volunteer support, collaborative sponsorship for all events, and monetary donations. Event sponsors that have thus far committed to supporting the 2012 Sea Brewing Company, Blue Sky Surf Shop, The Bailey Group, St. Johns County, Eco Tours, Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheater, Mulligan & Kauttu, Keepers of the Coast hosts the 6th Annual Sea Turtle Festival
2 News From Around St. Johns County St. Augustine Crescent Beach ATLANTIC OCEAN St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Shores (904) 900-2717 Located in the Sea Grove Plaza across from Sun Trust Bank www.cartersjewelry.net Free Concert SeriesLocation: St. Johns County Pier Park St. Augustine Beach 350 A1A Beach Boulevard (904) 347-8007 V isit our website at www.thecivicassociation.orgDinner At 6 p.m. Concert At 7 p.m.Bring A Beach ChairEvery Wednesday Thru September ST.JOHNS COUNTY, FLORIDATOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL St. Augustine / Ponte Vedra on Floridas Historic CoastMay 9th SAH Jazz Ambassadors Outta Sight Jazz R/R W ildflower Cafe May 16th Soul Operation R/B Motown So. Beach Grill May 23rd Anniversary Party Classic R/R Purple Olive May 30th Big Lonesome Southern Blues Napoli Pizza June 6th Navy PRIDE R/R Gas June 13th Falling Bones Classic R/R blues Zaharias Restaurant June 20th Grapes of Roth R/R LaStrada June 27th Restless Kind Southern Rock SeaFood Kitchen Palencia PressSt. Augustine Shores ObserverP Please review this proof of your ad closely as it will be printed as it appears here unless corrections and/or changes are 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: email@example.comAD PROOF FOR MAY 2012St. Augustine Beaches News Journal The PARC Group, Inc. of Jacksonville and Marsh Creek Country Club in St. Augustine recently sponsored their eighth Habitat for Humanity home. Marsh Creek under the State of Floridas Community Contribution Tax Credit Program (CCTCP). In fact, one of Marsh Creeks employees received her own Habitat home in 2004 when the company sponsored her house using the program. Roger OSteen, founder of the PARC Group Foundation and Marsh Creek Country Homeownership is one of the foundations of the American way of life, and we are Through the years, employees and residents of Marsh Creek Country Club have contributed their own sweat equity helping to construct new Habitat homes that the company has sponsored throughout the county. deeply appreciative of the partnership. Quick stated, Undoubtedly, our Habitat great companies like the Parc Group and Marsh Creek Country Club. They have been a godsend to us. build homes, communities and hope. Since 1993, Habitat has served 99 families in our community by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information on getting involved with Habitat for Humanity of St. Habitat Home (continued from page 1) The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Anastasia State Park will host a Low Tide Bike Ride to promote physical and healthy lifestyles.This experience will give our visitors a great cardiovascular workout on one of the most remarkable beaches in Florida. Meet a Park Ranger at the Island Beach Store and Grill pavilion located inside the park 15 minutes prior to the event. Bring at least one pint of water, bicycle, snack, binoculars, and sunscreen. This Ranger led event will start with a three and a half mile low tide bike ride and bird watch. Participants will enjoy an ecology chat at Conch Island, the northern most point of the park, and then begin the return trip. Riders should be prepared for weather conditions on the program is free with paid park admission. Bike rentals are available at Island Beach Store and Grill located within the park. Anastasia State Parks goal is to provide access for people of all abilities. If you arrival. Accessible parking is provided throughout the park. The program takes place 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012 and Saturday, May 19, 2012, Anastasia State Park, 1340A A1A South, St. Augustine, Florida 32080. When Peter comes upon a duck, a bird, a cat, and a wolf as he explores the woods one day, what could possibly go wrong? Learn the rest of the story by attending Saint Augustine Ballets production of Peter and the Wolf 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. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 10 and under. Tickets are available online at www.saintaugustineballet.com and at Abellas School of Dance located at 1765 Tree Blvd in Saint Augustine Monday through Thursday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Following a brief intermission, Spring Variations will showcase a selection of variations from ballet classics including Le Corsaire, La Esmeralda, Agon, Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux, Flamenco, and La Sylphide. Peter & the Wolf and Spring Variations May 4th & 5th STATE PARK TO HOST LOW TIDE BIKE RIDE Being healthy in the out of doors
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 At its April 2, 2012 meeting, the St. Augustine Beach City Commission took the following actions: 1. Approved a budget resolution to appropriate $9,000 as the City's share of the cost to build wooden stairs to the beach at the county pier park. The county will also pay $9,000 or more towards the cost of the stairs, which will provide access to the beach at a popular location. 2. Heard a presentation by Mr. Joseph Boles, Mayor of the City of St. Augustine, regarding that city's preparations for the upcoming celebration to mark the 450th anniversary of St. Augustine's founding. 3. Approved three proclamations: a. to declare April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month; b. to declare April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month; c. to declare May 11, 2012 as Arbor Day in the city. 4. Approved four resolutions: a. to create the position of second alternate for the Tree Board/ in a commission meeting by telephone; c. to determine whether an absence by a commissioner from a meeting is excused or unexcused, and when information about the absence may be provided; d. to administrative complaints against the city. 5. Approved a revised license agreement between the city and the St. Augustine Beach Community the site for the garden; and approved a contract with H2O of Elkton, Florida for $4,000 to drill a well for the garden. 6. Referred back to the Planning and Zoning Board two proposed ordinances: one to regulate storage trailers; the other to change the regulations for overlay districts. 7. Asked the Public Works Director to provide a proposal for a better quality gate for the city's newest park, Ocean Hammock, which is located between the Bermuda Run and Sea Colony subdivisions. 8. Approved the draft prepared by the city administration for a request for proposals from companies that write grants. 9. Approved placing a speed hump on High Tide Drive in the Sea Grove subdivision to slow down speeders. 10. Approved the paving of Ocean Drive in the Ocean Oaks subdivision, and of D and E Streets in the Coquina Gables subdivision. 11. Approved the lining of drainage pipes in the Woodland Estates and Ocean Woods subdivisions as the least expensive method to keep to keep the pipes functioning. 12. Directed the police chief to advertise for sale two surplus police department vehicles. The next regular city commission meeting will be held on Monday, May 7, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commission meeting room at city hall. The public is invited to attend. ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION: The public is also invited to the city's annual Arbor Day celebration on Friday, May 11, 2012, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the commission meeting room at city hall. There's be free food, snacks, drinks, tree and plant giveaway, a poetry and poster contest, and other events to mark Arbor Day in the city and to pay homage to trees. NOTE: Under Florida law, most communications to and from the City are public records. Your Come have a Taste of the Beach! The St. Augustine Beach Civic Association is sponsoring the 7th Annual Taste of the Beach to be held on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at the St. Augustine Pier and Pavilion from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Our local restaurants within the beach community will be featured. Fourteen island restaurants will be participating and serving in the pavilion at St. portions. Each restaurant will individually decide on pricing per taste (between $2 and $5), and there will be a wide variety of tastes on display for guests. In addition, Kenyon Dye and his online interactive Piano Bar, will entertain from The Community will vote for the Peoples Choice. Celebrity judges will decide restaurant to be named the Judges Choice will also be decided by our celebrity judges. The winners will be awarded their Participating Restaurants include Amicis Italian Restaurant, Gas Full Service, Hurricane Wings, Mango Mangos, Napolis Italian Restaurant, Panama Hatties, Paulas Beachside Grill, Purple Olive, Ripe Bistro, Sea Food Kitchen, Sister Shack, South Beach women, men, their minor children. Other support services available to shelter residents and are available in all parts of St. Johns County including, Hastings, Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Johns, St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach. For more information or to make a TASTE OF THE BEACH MAY 20th A Classic Theatre, Inc. Announces World Premiere of Cross Roads: Unguarded Moments CROSS ROADS: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Norton S. Baskin In Unguarded Moments by Deborah B. Dickey. Based on their letters adapted for the stage, the voices of the beloved author and her husband come alive in the pivotal moments of their relationship. Performances are May 14, 15, and 16 at 7:30 pm in the Flagler Room on the campus of Flagler College, 74 King St. in downtown St. Augustine. From their courtship through their long separation during World War II, the authors relationship with Norton Baskin is tested, and he is revealed, not only as the charming southern gentleman from Alabama but, as a wonderful storyteller in his own right. In their letters, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings reveals her hopes and fears, and Baskin regales the author with his anecdotes of life in St. Augustine and his service in India, while matching her skill in wit and wisdom. Nancy Grote, who portrayed the author in ACTs production of My Friend Zelma, will again appear as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and Ashley Carter, who appeared in ACTs recent production of Is Life Worth Living?, will be featured as Norton S. Baskin. Kelly McTaggart, last seen in ACTs production of My Friend Zelma, will portray Norton S.
4 By Robert Samuels, President St. Augustine Beach Civic Association St. Augustine Beach Civic Association www.thecivicassociation.com S. Gary Snodgrass, Mayor City of St. Augustine Beach, FL firstname.lastname@example.org Message from 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 Congregation904-819-1875www.templebetyam.org 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 May 8th at 7:00pm at City Hall. Our featured speaker this month will be Ms. Verna Brown, Volunteer Coordinator for the 7th Annual Taste of the Beach After regular business, volunteers will receive orientation for the event as well as this year's volunteer hats. To participate in this invited and refreshments will be served. You don't have to be a Civic Association member to help out. Membership renewals for 2012 will continue taking place at the meeting, at the Wednesday Market or on line at www.TheCivicAssociation.org. Hopefully, City of St. Augustine Beach residents are more aware of their recycling opportunities provided by Advanced Disposal and will help with their joint goal of increasing the amount of recyclable items collected from residents by 30 percent in 2012. Remember, 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 learn more about recycling initiatives and fun facts, please visit www.AdvancedDisposal.com. The Civic Association sponsored a foursome for the Scenic A1A Golf Tournament at Palm Harbor golf course in Palm Coast on March 25th. I'd like to thank Kevin Burke, Paul Umbarger, Murrell Weissinger and David LeCompte for representing us. The tournament raised over $2500 for Scenic A1A. Also in March Civic Association volunteers provided a dinner for the homeless in St. Deinhart and food preparation by caterer Susie Sullivan about 100 people were served a delicious hot dinner. Thanks to Civic Association members John Thompson, Carol Bertacchi, Lee Granato, Robert Samuels and Commissioner Andrea Samuels for setting up and serving. The Civic Association will be serving more dinners in the future when other groups are unable to meet the need. The Music by the Sea Concerts begin this month. (South Beach Grill) (Purple Olive) served at 6pm. Come early for best parking, extra handicapped parking areas are provided. Bring a beach chair and a cooler of your favorite beverages. Sister Shack will be back again this year with great homemade Italian Ices. Special this year, WYRE Radio will be broadcasting live from the Pier Park before each concert. For a complete schedule see our website www.TheCivicAssociation.org. The Civic Association would like to give a special thanks to two local corporate sponsors to and The Bailey Group. You will be seeing their banners up in the pavilion this season. In the past, St. Johns County had waived the $150/night rental fee for use of the pavilion for our free community concerts. Proposals made to the Recreation Advisory Board for reduced fees were turned down. A volume discount of the Civic Association paying full price for or a midweek fee instead of a weekend fee, as we are the only group using the pavilion weekdays. To their credit, it was suggested that a new municipal rate might be able to be established by the County Commission if the City of St. Augustine Beach were the concerts there was such fallout from former Commissioners Terrill and George that such an arrangement never happened again. The 7th Annual Taste of the Beach fund Pier Pavilion. Competing restaurants are: Amicis Italian Restaurant, Gas Full Service, Hurricane Wings, Mango Mango's, Napolis Italian Restaurant, Panama Hatties, Paulas Beachside Grill, Purple Olive, Ripe Bistro, Sea Food Kitchen, Sister Shack, Be sure to come out and vote for your favorite and enjoy the music of Kenyon Dye and his piano bar. This year's Celebrity judges are: Hedges John Fraser Cupolo Jennifer Sauvage There will be a free shuttle bus running from Pavilion from 12:30 until 6:00pm. The Art Studio and The Anastasia Island branch Friends of the Library present: The Square Root of Library Art is You" square art project opening reception and Grand Opening of The Art Studio, Saturday, May 12th at 6:00pm at The Art Studio 370 A1A Beach Blvd. The event will showcase the community artists who have submitted their 5" x 5" square of artwork to be added together as a "collaborative mosaic". This will be later installed as a permanent exhibit in off an ongoing monthly event, "Second Saturdays at The Studio", which will feature art openings, exhibitions and information about The Art Studio. This event is Free and open to the public, musical entertainment and refreshments will be provided. Visit www.BeachArtStudio.com for more information. The City Commission voted to approve and prohibition of discussion by city staff and/or trailer ordinance unanimously recommended by the Planning and Zoning board was discussed again with one Commissioner suggesting that instead of prohibiting storage trailers and tractor trailers the P&Z board could look at keeping them with some sort of screening being used. The issue should be back before the Commission again in May. Committee will be holding the City's Arbor Day Celebration on May 11th. The Civic Association has again donated $500 towards the event. Also at the Commission meeting, the St. Augustine Beach Community Garden Association had their lease approved for City will proceed with drilling a well for $4,000. Repayment of $2,000 was made at the meeting and the Civic Association will provide another $1,000 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. update of recent events and a snapshot of workshop on April 24, 2012 designed to focus our thoughts and efforts in how to get there. Because we spend so 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. We will communicate results of the workshop including near term and longer range priorities over the coming weeks. effort, which is part of a 50 year plan to rebuild shoreline shaved away after the St. Augustine Inlet was carved in the 1930s, is well underway with an anticipated completion date of July 2012. While any from this project is unfortunate, in the long run, our Community will be far better off versus one that is allowed to deteriorate over time. Please exercise care and caution when visiting the beach during safety is our number one priority. area, located between beach communities Bermuda Run and Sea Colony, which was purchased by the City as a green space and public beach access, now has 18 parking to use the 1,700 foot boardwalk to the beach. Plenty of green space and natural environment remains 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: Park Splash Park (at Pier Park) improvement projects (Lockhart Lane, east end of 2nd Street, E Street and 2nd Avenue and F Street and 3rd Avenue) the erosion along a section of the Citys main drainage canal that goes through 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. Best regards, S. Gary Snodgrass
nurturing the potential of every child and teen, for healthy living by improving providing support to our neighbors. For more information about the Summer Camps at the YMCA please contact Family Program Director, Danielle Smith at The St Augustine Family YMCA at (904) PictureYMCA Summer Campers watch the YMCA Counselors, they dressed, put on a song and dance. 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.com www.beachfrontbandb.com www.beachfrontbandb.com www.beachfrontbandb.com www.beachfrontbandb.comYour Hosts Your Hosts Your Hosts Your Hosts Your Hosts By Max Royle St. Augustine Beach City Manager Downtown II Phone: 904-236-6243 Fax: 904-239-5505 Email: email@example.com 4075 A1A S. Ste 200 St. Augustine, FL 32080 www.anastasialaw.net You may remember that a couple of months about the state of downtowns in our fair land these days. I described how the downtown of the humble Massachusetts burg where I grew up is today but a faint remnant of what it was in the 1940s and s because of the growth of big box stores and shopping malls that offered such a and remain in business. Also, though I may not have noted in my earlier opus on downtowns, Ill do such noting now by remarking that the the obsolescence of the traditional downtown by vehicle for transportation. This has discouraged that notion, laughably quaint in some circles, that one could actually walk or use a bicycle for a trip to a local store to buy such common items as a quart of milk, a loaf of bread, and a copy of the latest issue of the National Enquisitor or whatever its named these days, where you can White House has been occupied by outer space aliens since Millard Fillmore was president. (In case you nodded off in class when the history of the Fillmore administration was taught, Millard frankly surprised that you dont remember him, as his name was known throughout our country in 1850.) Back to downtowns: Despair not, lovers suburban sprawl trend in urban planning. Its been labeled variety of names: the New Sustainable Communities. Whatever the labels, the characteristics of the trend are these: mixed land uses (residential and commercial) intermingled or close to each other; the use of human foot power or public transportation for such every day activities as shopping, visiting the library or a local park, having a meal at a local restaurant, visiting neighbors. The New Urbanism promotes communities that are for people, not for the movement of vehicles; communities that provide their residents with a sense of place and identity, and that foster interactions among people by bringing back to urban planning some of the common sense, practical land use patterns of the past. We have here in our own corner of the Florida paradise an example of a subdivision as envisioned by New Urbanisms proponents. Its Sea Grove. You see in it a mixture of housing each other and close to a business district. Theres on the other. Theres a town square with a mix of land uses, business and government. In addition, north, south, and west of the main street and homes. All the buildings, commercial as well as residential, are built to human scale: no high rises, no monster mansions overwhelming the surrounding neighborhood. Sea Grove has other New Urbanism businesses, narrow residential streets to slow drivers; garages on alleys behind houses to houses; sidewalks to encourage walking; and houses with porches where residents can sit and interact with their neighbors walking past. For what my humble opinion may be worth, I like Sea Grove. It has the look of the small town or large city neighborhood that was common in the U.S. before the growth of sprawling, interchangeable subdivisions. Sea Grove has a true downtown, its town square, where the post and other businesses are located within walking distance of many residences. And Sea Grove embodies the bedrock purpose of the New Urbanism trend, which is to have communities where the residents can have lifestyles that are sustainable because theyre not dependent on private vehicles for transportation and thus on a resource, oil, thats becoming increasingly expensive as the worlds demand for it grows. At least thats the theory of New Urbanisms bedrock purpose, though todays reality is different. Were still very dependent on personal vehicles to live lifestyles that werent the reality in the U.S. 50 years or a century ago. The layout of Sea Groves town square shows the limitation of that bedrock purpose. Have you noticed that the buildings along the squares east side wall it off and make it nearly invisible from the adjacent highway? That, if youre not familiar with the area, driving to the Sea Groves designers expected the town square businesses, like the downtowns of yesterday, residents living nearby, or within walking distance. If so, then their design in todays world need to be visible and easily accessible to persons outside the subdivision who will drive to them. I know that youre going to ask whether St. Augustine Beach has a downtown besides the one in Sea Grove. I know this because I can detect my readers questions well in advance of them being asked. Its a gift I have. No other way to explain it. Yes, we have a traditional downtown (a concentration of businesses in one location) downtown along our main street, A1A Beach Boulevard. The traditional downtown is the the citys south end. The linear downtown along the Boulevard is really a series of what in urban planning circles are called activity centers: the pier park area with its mix of recreational uses, condos, motels, restaurants: the 11th Street area, where theres a major hotel, a restaurant, two retail stores, and the parking lot and restrooms for beach visitors; the A Street/Boulevard area (the crossroads to the beach) with its mix of restaurants, an ice cream shop, surf shop, other businesses, and the restrooms and parking areas for beach visitors. Between the centers are other restaurants, retail businesses, motels, real estate homes and duplexes. Unlike Sea Groves, the citys two types of downtowns are visible and accessible with or without vehicles from the Boulevard. By walking or bicycling, you can go to a restaurant, ice cream shop, an event at the pier park, or even the hotels/motels can walk to such destinations. Theres even a public bus service along the Boulevard that can take residents and visitors to Boulevard businesses and to downtown St. Augustine and other places on the mainland. But surely, youll protest, you cannot be expected to hike or bike to Publix and bring home a weeks quantity of victuals. Well, you could bring a pack mule with you. Ive heard that Publix in support of sustainable communities is going to put a mule hitching rail next to the bike rack. I have, true story, seen folks on bikes coming from Publix with food in plastic bags dangling from the handlebars or in a large basket attached on the bike. So one can shop for the necessities without having to use a car. I know, I know, I must be realistic. Folks will continue to drive their vehicle even if they live a mere thousand feet or a quarter, half, or full mile from the shopping center or their favorite restaurant on the Boulevard. Well, they may drive until gasoline reaches the stratospheric price of $5 or more a gallon. Then the perception of within walking distance may change, and Ill have the pleasure of seeing you walking or bicycling along the Boulevard. Please say hello as you embrace the future that was once part of our countrys past, when downtowns thrived and persons lived in communities where walking, bicycling, and use of public transportation were the reality. And sensibly so, if I may so blatantly YMCA Summer Camps (continued from page 1)
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Feeling like you paid too much in taxes this year? month of May and the thoughts of young men and women turn to love, those of another generation turn to Mothers Day, those among the international community with a socialist inclination turn to May Day, and those of The Florida Law Related Education What the heck is that? We in this country are much intrigued being enamored by it or disgusted with it. Lawyers, judges and the law have an equivocal emotional connotation for many of us. When in 1958 President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared May 1st to be Law Day in this country he was obviously pitching the that resists chaos and the reckless use of force. Most of us would agree that a lawsuit, as nasty as it may be, is preferable to pistols at daybreak. And if certain professional practitioners of our current legal system sometimes more resemble arrogant parasites (oh, the keyword is aggressive, youve participants in our constitutional enterprise, would soon turn us into a banana republic. (Gosh, why dont you ever see an attorney ad with the word prayerful featured in it? Not enough perceived moxie to it? Maybe thats OUR problem!). Shucks, some of my best friends are attorneys. Like my youngest daughter, law up there in Boston. A University of had Barack Obama for con law. Gave her a A for the course, not too shabby, eh? Now this kid (shell always be my kid, tough! She hasnt survived seven years of downturn during which thousands of highly At the same time, she really, REALLY loves pro bono work. Her biggest moment was going before a federal immigration judge and securing safe haven for a beleaguered Somali woman who was in serious danger of deportation (and an ugly future) for rather insubstantial reasons. This is the same kid to whom I posed the question on her graduation day up in the windy city as to whether she had ever heard of Samuel Johnsons famous quote concerning one aspect of the profession she was about to enter. Johnson, you may recall from high school literature class, was an 18th century writer and commentator considered on all things English. Well, at one point the good Dr. Johnson said the law is an ass. you dont want to throw cold water on young aspirations when youre a law professor. That being said, I personally believe the law is indeed too important for its practitioners to be left on their own, without moral or spiritual guidance from the larger community they serve. Because it is capable of being a, ahem, donkey when it comes to vital aspects of our society. Preachers need to have the guts to confront overly aggressive trial attorneys chumming for deep pockets, things legal in our county, state, and country. A good start would be to contact the law months observance of Law Day, U.S.A. Maybe informed and motivated and profound sense of respect we once had for the law in this fair land. Because, dear unpleasant to contemplate. God bless one and all, Dr. Nick Why, Its the Law!! If you look hard enough, you can them can instantly capture peoples interest as much as Be a Millionaire Day, which is celebrated on May 20. While amassing a milestone as it used to be, most of us would still feel pleased if we could someday attain millionaire status. While there are no perfect formulas or guarantees, here are some steps to consider when working toward any investment goal: you begin saving and investing, the better goal. You cant expect to strike it rich immediately with any single investment, but by investing year in and year out, and by choosing quality investment vehicles, you have the opportunity to achieve growth over time. until you have a little extra money lying around before you invest, you may well never invest. Instead, try to pay yourself automatically from a checking or savings account into an investment. When youre you might not be able to afford much, but as you advance in your career, you can increase your contributions. said than done, but if you can keep a lid on your debt payments, youll have more money with which to invest. such as a traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and your 401(k) or similar money has the opportunity to grow faster than it would if placed in an investment on which you paid taxes each year. Of course, when you start taking withdrawals, presumably at retirement, youll have to pay taxes, but by then, you may be in a lower tax bracket. And since youll have some control over your withdrawals, you can help control taxes, too. investor, one of the best things you can do to build your wealth is to increase the number of shares you own in your investments. So, look for buying opportunities, such as when prices are low. Also, consider reinvesting any dividends or distributions you may receive from your investments. your money to grow, you need to put a portion of your investment dollars in It is certainly true that stock prices will and you may receive more or less than your original investment when sold. But if you avoid stocks entirely in favor of more stable vehicles, you run the risk of earning returns you approach retirement, and even during retirement, your portfolio will probably still need some growth potential. Work the appropriate approach for you. to it, youll be less likely to take a timeout from investing in response to perceived negative news, such as market downturns and political crises. Following these suggestions may someday allow you to reach the point when you. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones We offer seniors a place to go for help with their civil problems. 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7 St. Augustine Beaches Advisory Committee Ann Palmquist, Committee Member Palmquist@comcast.net Professional Packing, Shipping & Mailing Service Center (904)460-0022 With Safe ShipYou Have Options For info & directions please see www.safeshipstaug.com Water the Short Story Make Every Drop Count CARPET DIRTY? Deep Steam Cleaning 15% off Carpet & Furniture Protector and Deodizer Available Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink, is the dire warning told in the poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by the English poet Such a grim admonition seems unnecessary for a state surrounded on three sides by water, is gifted with one of the world's most productive aquifers, has extensive marsh lands, lakes, estuaries, and So whats the problem? Pressures on this seemly endless supply of fresh water have been cited as the major contributing factor and cause of salt intrusion in artesian wells forty miles inland from the coast. Floridas supply of good water has been available and cheap and able to satisfy Floridas almost unquenchable thirst. This juxtaposition has been compared to the albatross the Ancient Mariner wore around his neck. Equating water with a dead albatross may not be as far fetched to provide a clean nonstop supply of water for agriculture, businesses, development, tourism, and Florida's 19.2 million residents. The question for each of us is how long can the tap be left running before bottled water that sells for $2.49 for a 24 bottle case, becomes a necessity and not a convenient though inapt luxury. Florida is the move this issue to the forefront and protect the state water supply. So what can you do about this dilemma? First become aware of the scope of the problem and learn what you can do. Take a small step and evaluate how you use water and what can be done to conserve this valuable resource. Coined in Colorado in 1980, the word Xeriscape (pronounced Friendly Yard is just as attractive as a traditional landscape and is tropical. Floridas Agricultural approach to water conservation in the landscape. The steps are: 1. Proper planning and design is and improvements helps determines chemical characteristics of the soil and what and how much is needed 3. Appropriate plant selection includes the right plants in the right place 4. Consider alternative ground cover instead of turf to help control erosion which requires more maintenance the automatic irrigation system on by hand 6. evaporation loss 7. Appropriate maintenance pruning, and reduce the use of pesticides. These seven steps work in any climate and a landscape designed, installed, and managed according to the seven steps uses up to 50 percent less water than a traditional landscape. Incorporating these steps in your landscape design will make yours Water conservation will be one of the topics covered during the Arbor Day celebrations on May 11th at 5:30 PM at City Hall. Children can visit Learning Stations and visit with Smoky the Bear. Venders with products or services that promote conservation and protection of the environment, local business with information about conservation, solar energy, recycling, garden clubs and Native Plant Society, are encouraged to contact City Manager Max Royle Awards for the best residential, commercial, and along with the winners of the poster and poetry contest. Come, join your friends and neighbors in celebrating Arbor Day, take a free tree home, and enjoy refreshments. Once again our beautiful City has been named a Tree City. The St. Augustine Beach Community Garden, Inc. welcomed the decision made by the Commission to move forward and dig a well for irrigating the garden. Thanks to Gary Snodgrass for taking the lead in this effort. It was overheard that he has a taste for fresh island grown tomatoes. The use of a drip irrigation system is being researched and its use would promote water conservation. Fundraising continues and excitement is growing as local businesses give their support and donations to help this garden grow. Check out www.sabgarden.org and discover how you can get involved, make a donation, and learn how to grow the best tasting beach tomatoes. Once up and growing these beach beauties may warrant a Salsa recipe contest. Details to follow so get your chips ready and stay tuned. At the April Commission meeting, St. Augustine Mayor Joe Boles invited the City of St. Augustine Beach to join in the 450 year celebration. He suggested that our city has a story to tell and invited the good folks to have their say and tell it. Stories and events unique to Anastasia Island a barrier island, the city of St. Augustine young, and the Grande Dame across the bridge are inexorably linked. The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum tells the story of the nation's oldest port, preserves local maritime history, and connects young people to marine science. The island was the source of the coquina used in construction of Castillo de San Marcos, homes, and was used to on our beaches and played a pivotal role in the Civil Rights movement. These stories are more than just a drop in the bucket Without our stories the bucket will lack the sea salt and favor of the beach will be missing. Perhaps our Citys youthful exuberance and the piquant island essence is what the good Mayor is in search of with his invitation for the good people of our fair city to be part of the celebrations. Tell your story of this beautiful city by the sea, add some spice and make a little history. 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8 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! I wanted to take a moment and touch on a bit of Florida history that some readers may remember. Back in the 1960s and 70s motorists in Florida were required to have their vehicles inspected annually. For a large state that began to grow, it proved to be time consuming and Florida motorists found themselves waiting in long lines to get their car or truck inspected. Many times a minor problem sent the motorist to a garage to have a problem corrected, only to repeat the inspection process. In 1981, Floridas Governor and State Legislature ended the yearly vehicle safety checks. The responsibility to ensure vehicle safety issues were out lights, a cracked windshield, or worn tires. Many times these conditions are met with a warning notice deal with, but I would like to share a few more that have emerged in recent years that create different concerns for the safety of others and the performance of law enforcement. myself enjoy an occasional custom car show which detail the creative fabrication and paint schemes that goes are not approved for street driving and may cause issues on various levels. One issue that we are seeing is the covering of license tags with dark plastic covers. Many times this is done because the operator simply likes the way it looks. However, some are making the tags unreadable in an events reported to us, especially in critical events involving vehicles. If the only description that can be given is that of a white vehicle, for example, the search becomes problematic. Florida law states that all plates must be free of grease, mud, mutilation and defacement. Also, the tag and must be plainly visible and legible from 100 feet. Nothing shall be placed on the face of the plate except the annual renewal sticker and plate holders should in no way obscure any of the numbers or letters. In the past several years, simple window tinting that was approved to help beat Floridas heat during the summer months, has taken on a new depth. Some windows we are now encountering not only have a layer of illegal tint on certain windows, they have multiple layers on one piece of glass. When stopped, some drivers have admitted to deputies they have problems seeing out of their vehicles during daylight hours, let alone on a dark rainy night. Some have stated they dont drive this vehicle at night because you cant see out. In one shooting investigation, the driver had spray painted windows to keep anyone from seeing inside. Moreover, a trend of tinting the entire front windshield is also becoming quite popular, although this is not permitted. looking through the front windshield of the suspects vehicle to see if he was attempting to surrender. The deputies simply could not see through any other window due to the tint. Further, this is generally not the Lastly, lighting on vehicles is becoming a more complex issue with some operators changing the color of headlights to red, blue, green or purple, among other colors. Likewise, taillights and tag lights are also being tinted or spray painted black, reducing the visibility necessary to light the roadway ahead or indicating to others you are turning or stopping. Under Florida law, front lights must be white or amber (fog lights) with headlights always being white. Some of the newer factory installed lights do have a bluish appearance due to their intensity, and they too are legal; while other high intensity lights are not legal or the glass bulb has simply been colored. Lights on the back of the vehicle can only be red for the tail/brake lights and/or amber for turn signals. Taillights should emit a red light plainly visible to 1000 feet. The license plate light must be white as well and be clearly visible to 50 feet. Any decorative lighting beneath the vehicle or any other custom lighting must not be red or blue as these colors are reserved for emergency public safety vehicles. In these economic times, our deputies are making tough discretionary decisions regarding the issuance of citations, balanced against the violation that caused the stop. If any of these or other conditions exist on any of your vehicles used on public roadways, please research the issue and make any corrections necessary. As always, I welcome your comments and appreciate suggestions for future columns. Please feel free St. Johns County Sheriffs Corner By David Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff Vehicle Safety Issues Augustine Community Orchestras concert programs on May 18th and May 20th. It is titled Aurelia and was written especially for the orchestra in honor of its 50th anniversary being celebrated this year. Conductor William McNeiland invited Mr. Moore to conduct his new work in these special anniversary concert performances. Mr. Moore chose the title Aurelia for his composition since that is the Latin word for golden, and it seemed appropriate for a celebration of the orchestras 50th anniversary. The having reached this important milestone, and in having provided enjoyable musical programs for St. Augustine area audiences every year since 1961. Mr. Moore has published 200 choral and instrumental works. Many are recorded on 6 CDs now available; and they are also published in various church denominations hymnals. For 20 years he served as Director of Liturgical Music at San Jose Catholic Church in Jacksonville, FL. From and experimental music with percussionist Tony Steve. Together, they are noted for their live silent Additionally, the orchestra will play a newly orchestrated piece by Dorothy Gaynor Blake titled Irish Dance, orchestrated by John Dupuis of Sanford, FL. Mrs. Blake was a composer, music educator, and pianist whose career spanned 60 years. She was recently honored by being inducted into Missouris Outstanding Women of Missouri, a featured display at the Missouri State Capitol sponsored by the State of Missouri where she lived from 1893 to 1967. The new St. Augustine Youth Orchestra will make its debut performance at this 50th Anniversary concert. The Youth Orchestra is made up of elementary school youngsters from Murray and Webster Middle Schools and private pupils of Sherry Nelson, Dorothy Barrett, Victoria Scarlett, and Rocco diGeorgio Other works on the program are selections from Ludwig van Beethovens 5th symphony; the Berceuse and Finale from Igor Stravinskys Firebird Ballet Suite; and Delilah. The Friday May 18th concert is at 8 pm at the Lightner Museum Antique Courtyard, 25 Granada St., St. Augustine. The Sunday May 20th encore concert is at 3 pm at the Ponte Vedra United Methodist Church, 76 South Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach. Admission to either concert is $10 per adult at the door. There is no reserved seating. Children 12 years old and younger are admitted free. In addition to ticket sales, the concerts are supported by the Lightner Museum, the Tourist Development Council, local advertisers, and individual donations. To learn more, visit The St. Augustine Orchestras website at: staugustineorchestra.org Commissioned music will honor St. Augustine Orchestra Composer-Conductor Bob Moore Upcoming Events-St. Augustine Amphitheatre Tell our advertisers and contributors you saw them in the Beaches News Journal
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Test the bulgur for tenderness and let stand covered for 10 min. or longer if necessary for tenderness. Cool to room temperature. Stir in 1/4 cup olive oil and chopped basil. Spoon onto serving plates and garnish with basil sprigs. You' ve got a summer dish! Annuities are in its simplistic form a savings account with an insurance company. The three types of annuities are: 1) Fixed Annuity: they are similar to a CD. You open an account with an insurance company for 1, 2, 3 or 5 year period. The longer you invest the higher the interest rate. At the end of that period, you may withdraw your money (principal and interest) without any penalty. Again similar to a CD, however the interest on an annuity is tax deferred. This allows you to defer paying taxes on your interest until you withdraw your money; unlike a CD which interest is taxed yearly whether you take the interest or not. The CDs are insured by the FDIC for up to $250,000 and Annuities are insured by FLAHIGA (Florida Life & Health Insurance Guaranty Assoc.), up to $250,000. Below is a comparison chart: As you can see, there are many similarities between CDs and Fixed Annuities. 2) Index Annuity: allows you to have a xed rate with the potential for higher returns available in the stock market known as an Equity Index Annuity. Equity Index Annuities are an excellent alternative for investors who are seeking safety in a low interest environment or a Why Or Why Not Annuities volatile market. Heres how they work. Your return is based on the increase of a stock or Equity Index such as S&P 500. If the stocks rise, you benet from the increase. If the stocks fall, you do not lose any money. Most contracts guarantee a minimum return typically of 1.50 to 3%. The return on the Index has a cap. 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10 How Much Lymph Could A Lymph-Pump Pump If A Lymph-Pump Could Pump Lymph? By Amanda Grant Roys, DPT, CLT, MTC, FAAOMPT Physical Therapy Specialist First Coast Rehabilitation 904-829-3411 It seems we hear of someone being diagnoses with cancer nearly every week. Sometimes its someone famous but often its a personal friend or family member. Its wrenching to hear about the side effects of cancer treatment. But what happens after treatment? What side effects do survivors endure? One of the side effects is lym phedema. to the removal of the lymph nodes during surgery or damage to the lymphatic system during radiation treatment. It can affect any one regardless of the type or location of the cancer and is not exclusive to women. general swelling or heaviness in a body part. It is not painful but can cause involved joints to become stiff and less mobile. It is most often affects the arms or legs but can also affect the face, neck, chest, or genitalia. The lymph system is part of the circula tory system. Fluid is collected through ap toward the heart and recycled or eventually ids every day, but can develop problems of which there is treatment but no cure. The best way to reduce ones risk of getting lymphedema is prevention. These measures include protecting the skin from eral that can cause swelling in body. If you detect swelling, early intervention can help. tent, where the lymphatic vessels have some known as lymphostatic elephantiasis, where Once diagnoses, it is important to wear sunscreen to prevent burns, as well as to avoid needle pricks in the affected body part (as in injections or blood drawing) since both may also increase swelling. It is also important to avoid increased compres sion onto the body part, which may results wear compression garments on the body movement within the limb. If you have lymphedema and receiving treatment, although it is quite a chore, keep it up. Make sure your garments are effective and your treatment is up to date. If you are new to lymphedema or know someone who before the swelling begins to help prevent the swelling or begin managing it early on. Although there is no cure, lymphedema can be managed. She is also trained in vestibular (balance) Coast Rehabilitation also has specialists in the areas of womens health, myofascial pain, low back dysfunction, sports rehab, wellness and a variety of other areas. For information or a complete listing of our therapists and their specialties, please call Ask Mow? Hello Readers! After many questions and answers we have decided to post some typical email questions years of experience and works with us at St Augustine Power House. Say Hi to the readers Mow. Hello St Augustine, Well most of you have seen my picture all over the St Johns County area, but may not have not Equipment Dealership this town has ever seen. Im glad you asked that, Power House does service contractor equipment as well as consumer Power House we love the contractor equipment with 30hp 61 inch mowing decks that cut at 15 mph, with Kawasaki engines running at 3600 rpms, and, Ok, sorry. I got carried away. Lets face it, with todays economy, not everyone can afford to have there lawns mowed by some one else, and besides allot of our local Island Folks enjoy mowing and taking care mowers, and have seen an increase in the repair of these types of mowers. What we want to do is be the house hold name for lawn mowing equipment. We are offering some great deals for our local customers. Hey if its a great question I would like to feature it in next months article so all can learn from it. Sure thing. Its time to dig that mower / blower and string trimmer out for the season. If you still have fuel in there from last season, dump that out into a container and dispose of it. Matter of fact if you have fuel in a container from last year, dump whats in the equipment into that same container and dispose of it also, while youre out refuel the can with fresh fuel. Add the fresh fuel to your equipment and get to it. If it wont start, well we may have some issues, call Power House and speak with Lance or Gene and arrange to get that unit picked up. Right now Power House is running a only> and get that mower repaired by the pros. On top of the Free Pick and Delivery we are running a $69.99 tune up special including spark plug, air any consumer walk behind mower. That a great deal, we pick up the mower, service it and return it. All you Sounds like a great deal Mow. Thanks for the advice. So until next Month, remember St Augustine Power House is located at 125 Pope Road, right here on the island. Visit us at www.staugpowerhouse.com STATE PARK EVENTS RECOGNIZED BY THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Fort Mose Historic State Park recently Services National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. The events accepted include Flight to Freedom, held annually in February, the Battle of Bloody Mose Anniversary Commemoration held annually in June and the parks monthly Last Saturday Living History program. Network to Freedom, said Fort Mose Historic State Parks manager Paul Crawford. Florida is rich in American history and it is essential that the story of Fort Mose be told to the nation. The National Park Services National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program tells national civil rights movement. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994, Fort Mose Historic State Park tells the story of the city established in 1738 by the Spanish Governor of Florida Manuel Montiano. Although nothing remains of the original fort, visitors may view the site from a boardwalk and learn about the sites history in the parks visitor center and museum. park system is one of the largest in the country with 160 parks, which are open 365 days a year. in 2008.
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SEASIDE STYLE IN SEA COLONY 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 much more! $699,000. 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 If that is not enough, it has an elevator. Wow! The owners have thought of everything in building this dream house. $897,000. 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. $325,00. 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 Huge lot, 149x152 and beautiful entry w/ welcoming majestic oaks. $425,000. 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. OCEAN VIEW HOME WITH ELEVATOR in Sea Colony of St. Augustine. Beautiful 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home features gorgeous beach views in. Home features a Ocean views 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! $219,000 EXCLUSIVE SEA COLONY SEASIDE ESTATE Gorgeous estate beautiful landscaping and private entry bridge, in the private estate area of exclusive Sea Colony. This lovely home has 7 fabulous porches, imported cedar shake shingles, beautiful hardwood upgrades. Tower affords sunrise and sunset views of the ocean and the intracoastal and waterway. $1,378,000.