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Beaches News Journal P.O. Box 51593 Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240 News Journal St.Au Planning American Cuisine Whats Inside The This Month Distracted Driving PRSRT SDT US POSTAGE PAID CALLAHAN, FL PERMIT #4 NEWS FOR AND ABOUT RESIDENTS OF THE ST. AUGUSTINE BEACHES AREA Consider These Financial Moves When You Relocate Of Thing Old and Renewed Learn to be Legislators July 2012 Better Check Your Insurance Coverage Film Festivals First Person City Hall Update The St. Augustine Beach City Commission held its regular meeting on June 4, 2012, and took the following actions: 1. Decided not to have a management study done of the Police Department because of the resignation on June 4th of Police Chief Richard Hedges. Other investigations by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the County The commission scheduled a special meeting on Monday, June 18th, to discuss the process for conducting a search for, and selection of, a new police chief. to Mr. Brandon Bailey, Public Works of employment with the city. 3. Held a public hearing and passed regulations for Ocean Hammock Park, which is located on the east side of A1A Beach Boulevard between the Bermuda Run and Sea Colony subdivisions. The ordinance was amended to prohibit alcoholic beverages in the park. 4. Approved a resolution to adopt provisions for the use of city meeting facilities by individual city commissioners for town hall meetings. 5. Approved budget resolutions that make midcity's two main budgetary funds: General and Road/ Bridge. 6. Postponed to the July 2nd meeting a discussion of an ordinance to regulate the use of storage trailers. 7. Reviewed the priorities established by the commission at its April 24th strategic planning workshop. Each commissioner decided to take one or more of the nine priorities and to work with individual city staff members on a detailed plan to implement the priorities. 8. Reviewed the draft of a proposed ordinance to change (continued page 3) The 7th annual Taste of the Beach was held Sunday May 20, 2012. A special thank you to all the participating restaurants that help Amici's Italian Restaurant, Dune's Cracker House, Gas Full Service, Mango Mango's, Napoli's Italian Restaurant, Paula's Beachside Grille, Purple Olive, Red Frog & McToad's, Ripe Bistro, Sister Shack, Snacktime Anytime, So. Beach Grill, Sunset Cafe. The Celebrity Judges: Mayor of St. Augustine Beach S. Gary Snodgrass, Former Mayor of St. Augustine Beach Frank Charles, Former Chair of the VCB John Fraser, Beach Blast-Off Chair Steve Cupolo and Beach Blast -Off Co-chair Jennifer Sauvage rated the winning restaurants as follows: So. Beach Grill, 2nd Place: Paula's Beachside Grille, 3rd Place: Mango Mango's. 3rd Place: Amici's Italian Restaurant. Place: SisterShack. Olive, 3rd Place: Sunset Grille. Service, 3rd Place: So. Beach Grill. The St. Augustine Beach Civic Association wishes to express its thanks to all the participants that made the Taste of the Beach a success this year. Pictured left to right: St. Augustine Beach Commissioner Andrea Samuels, Betty St. Augustine Beach Civic Association President Robert Samuels, Civic Association Board member Mike Mele, and Civic Association Treasurer Frank Ward. Taste of the Beach 2012 St.AugustineBeaches


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal July 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 Cliff Logsdon Publisher/Editor (270) 537-5304 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 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 All articles, news, ads, or other informa tion submitted 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 Danny & Jeanie Carter EWELRY REPAIR J PAYING TOP DOLLAR FOR GOLD COINS & JEWELRY 904-471-1023 ROLEX WATCHES & REPAIRS Dedication, hard work and cold cash. See what these have to do with the world of ballet when The Saint Augustine Film Festival presents a special screening of the ballet documentary, First Position. The Center located at 50 Sevilla Street in Saint Augustine. Augustine Ballet. First Position is a feature length documentary about a love of dance all ages and running time is approximately 90 minutes. With unprecedented access to the Youth America Grand Prix, the largest competition that awards full scholarships to top ballet schools, First Position takes audiences on Japan, France, Great Britain, Colombia, Canada and various cities in the United States At a time when art, music and dance for reveals the struggles and success, the pain and extraordinary beauty of an art form so many dancers across the globe are determined to dedicate their lives to. The young dancers in the personal stories as their determination and talent. The director wanted to show a diverse range of economic status and career goals. Visit the people. If you wish to make a reservation, contact Joy at 904-806-2729. Tickets go on sale at the theatre the day of the show Thursday, June 28, starting at 6:00p.m. and doors open at 6:30p.m. St. Augustine Film Festivals First Person The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Anastasia State Park will be providing a program about birding basics in an outdoor classroom for kids. This exciting 1.5 hour program is intended for kids ages 8-12. The program will begin with an outdoor classroom session on how to identify birds, followed by a scavenger hunt Pavilion and run out to the beach, and back over the boardwalk. The goals of this program are to introduce kids to birding in a fun and educational manner, present birding as one of many ways kids can interact with nature and instill an overall appreciation of our natural Anastasia State Parks goal is to provide access for people of all abilities. If you have any special needs, please contact park staff at (904) 461-2033 before your arrival. Accessible org. The programs will take place Sunday July 15 and August 12 from 9:00 10:30 a.m. BIRDING FOR KIDS AT ANASTASIA STATE PARK Anastasia Park to provide an outdoor classroom to children for birding basicsSchool is out, but a dedicated group of local middle school students continued learning about Florida's legislative protocol and procedures as they participated in a mock session at the County Commission Auditorium on Friday, June 8. Guest speaker, County Commissioner Mark Miner, applauded the students and encouraged them to continue taking an active role in local political activities. Sponsored by the YMCA of Florida's First Coast, the Florida Youth in Government program enables students to learn how to write and present bills they would like to see become laws for the state. This student driven national program helps them understand bill format and formulate their arguments in favor of their bill by learning to "debate ideas not people". St. Johns County high school students Brad James and Diana Oum assisted with the Junior Assembly and were among 600 students statewide that experienced Youth in Government in Tallahassee this past February. presiding over the youth Senate, setting up the days agenda, demonstrating the presentation of a mock bill, and assisting the middle school youth with their bills. The sixth through ninth grade youth legislators and their bill topics were: Rohan Bhargava transportation of unsecured animals in pick-up trucks, Samantha Cosme funding for historical preservation and Grant Gregory no daylight savings time for Florida, Shirindi Suresh raising the legal age for marriage to 20, Vineet Doshi the use of tasers in place of lethal weapons for household protection, Nick Hudson annual inspection of motor vehicles, and Anisha Patel, no smoking on public beaches. I really like the formal debate part of Youth in Government. I can see how this Bottom Row (left to right)Grant Gregory, Samantha Cosme, Anisha Patel, Will Colbert, Shirindi Suresh, Nick Hudson, Vineet Doshi and Rohan Bhargava. Top Row Dyal, David Bonaro, Brad James, Peighton Jones, Danielle Smith and Nancy Birchall. Samantha Cosme and Rohan Bhargava look on as middle schooler Nick Hudson interrogates the author of a proposed bill. Youth In Government Students Learn To Be Legislators will help me a lot after I get my law degree, commented Nick Hudson. Samantha Cosme remarked, I learned a lot I didnt know before I started doing my research for my bill about historic preservation. Created to prepare students for responsible leadership in the American democratic process, YMCA Youth in Government gives kids the support and encouragement to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Through the program, students have the opportunity operates all while building leadership skills, The Youth in Government program will start again in September and is open to any student in the 6th-12th grades. For more information call Danielle Smith, YMCA Family Program Director at 904-471-9622 extension 211.


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal July 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 Center 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 (continued from page 1) St. Augustine Beach Town Hall meetings with Commissioner Undine Pawlowski will be Friday, June 29th, 10 11:30am, and August 3rd, from 10 11:30 at the St. Augustine Beach City Hall Conference Room. Saint Augustine Beach City Commission meeting agenda and supporting materials. St. Augustine Beach Commissioner Meetings the citys landscaping regulations in accordance with suggestions provided by advisory committee. The city attorney will prepare a revised draft of the proposed ordinance. report prepared by the Finance Director, Ms. Melissa Burns. to establish an audit committee and to adopt evaluation procedures for audit member of the audit committee that will services. 11. Agreed to have the city manager Recreation Division would permit the city and county to lease a section of the Anastasia State Park for off-beach parking. reviewed the city managers proposed process for the hiring on a city engineer/ the city advertise the position throughout The current Public Works Director, Mr. Marc Chattin, will retire at the end of 2012. 13. Designated Commissioner Andrea Samuels to be the citys voting delegate at the Florida League of Cities annual conference in Hollywood, Florida, in August. The City Commissions next regular meeting will be held on Monday, July 2, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the city hall at 2200 A1A South. The public is invited to attend. Max Royle, City Manager City of St. Augustine Beach 2200 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach FL 32080, 904-471-2122 PLEASE NOTE: Under Florida law, most communications to and from the City are public records. Your e-mails, including public disclosure. 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 CoastPalencia PressSt. Augustine Shores ObserverP f fice of ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Approved Date Approved with noted changes DateF AX Back to: (904)797-4311 or email: thepaper@bellsouth.netAD PROOF FOR JULY 2012St. Augustine Beaches News Journal Those Guys Rob Peck & Friends Paulas Beachside Grill Funk Shui Bush Doctors Steam the Band Mid Life Crisis Jimmy Parrish & the Ocean Waves Smokin Mirrors Aint 2Proud 2 Beg Free Voltage Shuttle rides from City Hall parking lot (A1A S /16th St) starting at 5:30 p.m. ATTENTION! ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH CITY RESIDENTS The St. Augustine Beach City Commission will hold a special meeting on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at city hall. The purpose is to department: 1. Whether to keep the department and hire a new chief. 2. Whether to hire an interim chief and have a referendum in February or March 2013 to amend the City Charter to allow contracting with the 3. Whether to hire a police chief who will oversee a contract the city Information concerning the three options will be available in early July or 904/471-2122. Tell our advertisers and contributors you saw them in the Beaches News Journal JULY 28 JUNE 29 BOSTON JULY 1 JULY 18


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal July 2012 4 By Robert Samuels, President St. Augustine Beach Civic Association S. Gary Snodgrass, Mayor City of St. Augustine Beach, FL 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 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. St. Augustine Beach Civic Association The Civic Association's Music by the Sea Concerts continue in July: Panama Hattie's Southern Blues Paula's Beachside Grill R/RMango Mangos Music is from 7pm 9pm with dinners 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's homemade Italian Ices are available. WYRE Radio will be broadcasting live from the Pier Park before each concert. For a complete schedule see our website A special thanks to TD Bank and the Bailey Group for sponsoring the Concert Series this year. We'd like to remind our guests that grilling is not permitted in the Pier Park except at the picnic area by the bocce courts. New this year is free shuttle service from the parking lot at City Hall (16th St. and A1AS). Voltage Shuttle operated by Casey Duggen, is donating their green transport every 20 minutes starting at 5:30. Pickups on 16th St. are also available. Meet the Candidates Night will be Tuesday August 7th at 7pm at City Hall. This event will be for primary candidates participating in the August 14th primary races include: County CommissionDist 5: Rachael School BoardDist 5: Patrick Thomas Canan, Gary McMahon, Tom Rivers Howell, Paul Linser, Vernon Tyrone Stroman Jr. This event will be broadcast and rebroadcast on Comcast channel 2. Live streaming is usually available on the City of St. Augustine Beach website (www. The 7th annual Taste of the Beach was held Sunday May 20, 2012. A special thank you to all the participating restaurants that help make this fund raiser for the Betty Italian Restaurant, Dune's Cracker House, Gas Full Service, Mango Mango's Napoli's Italian Restaurant, Paula's Beachside Grille, Purple Olive, Red Frog & McToad's, Ripe Bistro, Sister Shack, Snacktime Anytime, So. Beach Grill, Sunset Grille and The The Celebrity Judges: Mayor of St. Augustine Beach S. Gary Snodgrass, Former Mayor of St. Augustine Beach Frank Charles, Former Chair of the VCB John Fraser, Beach Blast-Off Chair Steve Cupolo and Beach Blast-Off Cochair Jennifer Sauvage rated the winning restaurants as follows: 2nd Place: Paula's Beachside Grille, 3rd Place: Mango Mango's. Entree: 1st Place: Purple Olive, 2nd Place: Mango Mango's, 3rd Place: Amici's Italian Restaurant. Dessert: 1st Place: Purple Olive, 2nd Place: Sunset Grille, 3rd Place: SisterShack. Judges' Choice: 1st Place: Ripe Bistro, 2nd Place: Purple Olive, 3rd Place: Sunset Grille. People's Choice: 1st Place: Purple Olive, 2nd Place: Gas Full Service, 3rd Place: So. Beach Grill. The St. Augustine Beach Civic Association wishes to express its thanks to all the participants that made the Taste of the Beach a success this year. St. Augustine Police Department: Sgt. Brian Frasca St. Augustine Beach Department of Public Works: Troy Jones, Fred Neyhart and Richard Graham. City of St. Augustine Beach: Mellissa Burns. Artists: Doug Brown of Dixie Pottery Studio, Susan Mele, Patricia Pollack, Glassworks. St. Johns County: Will Smith. Burkhardt Beer Distributors, Tim's Wines, Andy's Taylor Rental, Signs Now, Outhouse Portable Restrooms, Inc. Thank you to our volunteers: From the St. Johns Business Network: Michael Cunningham, Allison Cunningham, Jennifer Davis, Audra Lester, Michael Salley, Dan Hubley, Mary Hubley, Carrie Gainor, Colleen Messner, Bruno Silva and Leslie Silva. Civic Association Volunteers: Robert & Andrea Samuels, Frank Ward, Rachael Rachael Bennett, Boy Scout Troop 247, Stan & Toby Weintraub, Bill & Nina Genovese, Adrienne Broere, Tony & Joannie Torella, Gayle Logan, Cheryl Robitsch, Lisa Payne, Susan Redmond, Linda Preston, Cassandra Pleasent, Dave Nash, Audrey Lester, Carolyn Mudgette, Maxine & Rick McChesney, BobbiJo Manning, Dee Lexander, Jean LaRoche, Jamin Rubenstein, Ruby Hauder, Brian Hart, Lorraine Greg Farrer, Jennifer Davis, Carol Taylor & Beth Neyhart Lisa & Taigan Redenour and Debra Burlak. If we have forgotten anyone, out sincerest apologies. We'd like to welcome our newest Participating Merchant312 Self Here is an update of recent events and a response to a 58 page document signed and submitted to the Commission by allegations and various other potential lapses in professional conduct and behavior by the Chief of Police and Assistant Chief of Police, the Commission took the following actions in a Special Commission Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigate the alleged violations of law of Police on administrative leave with pay pending outcomes of the investigation and, with the assistance and cooperation of the St. Johns County Sheriffs Department, made arrangements with Sheriff David Shoar for a member of his command staff to be appointed Interim Police Chief for the City pending results of the comprehensive investigation into the allegations of ethics, law and police procedures. As of this writing (June 17, 2012), the investigation of the alleged violations is continuing. Earlier this month, Police Chief Richard Hedges retired after serving the City for more than nine years. We appreciate the Chiefs service and wish him well in his future endeavors. A Special Commission Meeting will be held June 18, 2012 to review potential alternatives regarding the future direction and leadership of the Citys Police Department. During this period of change and transition, the Commission is committed to ensuring that the best protected including issues related to public safety and integrity of the Citys Police Department. Storage. Manager Ed Wos is offering Located at 1725 Lakeside Dr. across from Cobblestone Mall, storage units and moving supplies are available. Call Joe for more information at 808-1312 or visit their website at Don't forget to visit the Wednesday Farmers/Arts & Crafts Market at the Pier the market. The produce is fresh, the food previously reported, the Commission and City Staff met in a one-day workshop on April 24, 2012. We spoke about our vision the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities broad, aspirational goals for the City. The Commission discussed budget parameters selected for implementation. A listing of and develop a compensation policy for City employees. process and guidelines for conducting annual performance assessments. plan for key City Staff Management positions. plan that addresses existing and new businesses, partnerships, special events and develop an economic development philosophy for the City. balance and debt. Development Regulations (includes the overlay district). renewal. for Development of Hammock Dune Park and other parks. effort, which is part of a 50 year plan to rebuild shoreline (continued page 8)


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal July 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 St. Augustine Beach City Manager Planning Email: to begin this months opus by stating the obvious. No, not that Im a ravingly handsome chap with a genius IQ and a world-renown reputation for pro-activity and being in the know of everything and anything that is hip, modern, in, with it, the latest, a person whos a DIP (Dynamo in Place) instead of RIP (Retiree in Place). I could go on, but why continue with such that Im not a ravingly handsome chap? But all the rest of the description, the genius IQ, etc., has to be true, or so I may think in that little mental box called Dreams Gone Wild, to which my imagination often escapes. The obvious Im to state is that cities must do planning so that their activities actions to achieve those goals. Theres normal nut-and-bolts planning, such as the well multi-year planning efforts. Florida between 1985 and 2011 had a complex do comprehensive plans, which were composed of a number of chapters or elements: future land use, transportation, recreation/open space, infrastructure (potable water, sewage treatment, drainage), intergovernmental coordination, housing, capital improvements, conservation, and coastal management for those cities and counties along the states Gulf and Atlantic coasts. Later, another element, public school facilities, was added to the public school facilities hoops, even if those cities had little land area left for residential development that could affect public schools within their limits and likely never would because the cities are located on barrier islands where land is expensive and public buildings, like schools, are vulnerable to storms. No matter, disregard reason and logic, a public school facilities element was in the law, and all cities and counties in the state had to comply. Period. End of discussion. If I sound less than pleased with statewide, mandated, comprehensive planning, its because I am. Such planning was even though such a model simply isnt realistic, because cities are often so dissimilar in key ways from each other. land planning department, but it made of compliance for small cities. Also the Soviet Union/Eastern European style of on ideology than on pragmatism. However, I understand the Florida legislatures purpose for imposing comprehensive planning by law: as a tool to help Floridas cities and counties manage growth at a time when the states population was booming and there were strong concerns about the detrimental effects of that growth on the states resources and environment. New governor, new legislature, new era, and most of the mandates of Floridas law have been abolished, consigned for the time being to historys waste basket. More local control of planning is the rule of the this change for cities and counties is good, bad, or a mix of good/bad. I suspect itll be a mix. Besides comprehensive planning, St. Augustine Beach has been involved with the development in 2005 of a plan for improvements to the citys main street, A1A Beach Boulevard, as a segment of second, in 2006, the creation of a vision present, the development of a strategic plan for the entire city. The plan for A1A Beach Boulevard was done in 2005 by an Orlando planning that would enhance the Boulevards of colorful, handsomely done drawings, the Boulevard: a scenic overlook at the east the county pier park which would provide changes to several of the Boulevards intersections that would improve their scenic credentials. Several years later, done under the countys direction are these: an overlook at Pope Road that, because of its low height, provides a view simple information kiosk in the pier park that I hope was built at far less cost than the original $40,000 estimate provided by the consultant. Because of their estimated $143,000 to $256,000 cost, its a good bet that the intersection improvements will remain merely scenic drawings tucked The second planning effort also concerned A1A Beach Boulevard. After a competitive selection process, the city in late a vision plan for the Boulevard. From board, city commissioners, and city staff, Beach Boulevard Corridor Vision Plan to the city. It was, unfortunately, too similar in details to the scenic highway plan: rich in imaginative suggestions, poor in reality anchoring, meaning the vision would be both wonderful and workable were the Boulevard like it was in, say 1930: few buildings along it, nearly a perfectly blank vision that was portrayed in the Corridor Vision Plan: businesses next to the road restaurants with outdoor dining areas next could be planted between the Boulevard the electric, telephone, cable-TV wires underground. Indeed a vision plan that much more attractive than it is today, but a vision that could not be achieved without the redevelopment of private property and considerable expense to redo the public property. However, unlike the scenic highway plan, the vision plan did produce some practical results: an ordinance to allow mixed uses (residential and commercial) in closer scrutiny of architectural details for proposed large structures, such as the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel between 5th and 7th Streets on the Boulevards west Our citys latest foray into planning are the steps that were taken at a special city commission meeting on April 24th to develop whats called a strategic plan. When contemplating what to say in this description of strategic planning might be helpful, as the word strategic is often used to lend faux importance and gravity to something thats otherwise commonplace. humdrum meetings: they have strategic meetings at which issues of strategic importance are discussed. Simply stated, thanks in part to Wikipedia, strategic decisions or allocating resources to attain those goals. Glory be and whackydoodle, as my Granny Almiramay Puddin would an expertly aimed shot of chewing tobacco being. At its all-day meeting in April, the commission, with the help of an experienced facilitator from an institute at the University of Central Florida, survey, and develop a compensation policy, b. develop a comprehensive economic plan that addresses existing and new businesses, partnerships, special events, and develop an economic development citys Land Development Regulations, including the overlay (continued page 8)


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal July 2012 6 Financial Focus Information Provided By Edward Jones Spiritually Speaking By Dr. Nicholas A. Marziani Mission in St. Augustine, and also as Vice-President of the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association. Connie Reep Financial Advisor Member SIPC MAKING SENSE OF INVESTING Independence Day, let us also celebrate our freedom. We are free to set goals, make choices and take steps to prepare for the future we want to live. Call today to start taking steps FOURTH OF JULY H A P P Y Of Thing Old and Renewed This mid-summer months column offering is going to be rather personal. You see, on June 17th past I was ordained a Catholic priest with the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, a wing of the Roman Catholic Church with a structure similar to the Military Archdiocese but with a different mission to preserve the Anglican Patrimony of the Universal Church within the sacramental communion of the Catholic Church (go to to visit the national website). Former Episcopal and Anglican priests and communities have been handed a fantastic opportunity by Pope Benedict XVI to enter the Catholic Church while preserving much of their own Prayerbook traditions, hymnody, and English spiritual heritage. For the clergy, that includes liberal for celibacy, at least for the time being. Being a married man of forty years with (one of them on the way, as they say) Id said this Fathers Day ordination was like few others in the Catholic Church. Actually I did make reference to all this, rather tentatively, back in January when the United States received its own Ordinariate from the Vatican (England and Wales had already received theirs the year before). As it is, Australia is now also in the pipeline, as will eventually all the places where the felt. Having once served in the Episcopal Church as an ordained minister for a total of twelve years the whirlwind retreading of this new Catholic priest, along with nearly sixty other men around the country, feels a bit like being on that carousel in uptown St. Augustine on Ponce de Leon. There are many, many things about this new reality that are comfortably old and familiar. There are many, many other aspects of this new exciting and challenging. And actually, life itself is like that, for all of us. Ever new day, every new season, every new year provides new contexts for old themes. Actually it was a 13th century Englishman, St. Richard, Bishop of Chichester (speaking of the Anglican Patrimony) who penned the words to the well-known song featured in the musical Godspell, day by day. And it is a day-byday renewal of old hopes and themes that sustains and enriches our lives. All that being said, let me extend a personal invitation to our St. Augustine beach community to come and worship with us at St. James Mission Church which meets nearly every Saturday at 5 p.m. at the House of Prayer near the downtown mission in St. Augustine please see the call and check to see if some out-of-town business might call me away, as I am the only Ordinariate priest in town). We are fully Catholic in every sense sacramentally Latin Rite canon law. We are also truly anxious to preserve the English spiritual experience, and use liturgical resources familiar to any Anglican. But you dont Something old and something new. May you all be blessed, Fr. Nick. St. James Mission Services of Holy Eucharist St. Augustine House of Prayer Almost everyone would agree: Moving is a hassle. In addition to selling you may need to deal with a new school for your kids, a new doctor, a new dentist the list goes on and on. But youll also need insurance, taxes and even your estate plans. How can you help make sure that your move doesnt slow your progress following relocation checklist: Open new bank accounts, and set up automatic transfers. If your move new accounts as soon as possible. And if you had your previous bank automatically move money each month from a checking or savings account into an investment, set up a similar arrangement at your new bank. Decide what to do with your employer-sponsored retirement plan. If make some decisions about your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan. For example, you might have the option of leaving your money in your former employers plan, or you may be able to roll the money over to a new employers plan. Alternatively, you could decide to transfer the assets into an Individual Retirement help you make the choice thats right for your situation. Discuss your situation with a tax professional. You may want to meet with your tax professional to consider the tax laws between your new location and your old one. You may also need to address any implications resulting from moving Some of your goals, such as those related to housing and where you want to retire, may have changed as a result of your move. So Evaluate your monthly budget. If you followed a budget detailing your you may need to update it after youve settled in to your new home. If you havent set up a budget in the past, youve now got a good reason to establish one because a well-planned budget can help you avoid dipping into your long-term investments to pay for short-term needs. Update your insurance coverage. Make sure your vehicles, stored possessions and new residence are covered during your move. And if your health insurance is changing, be aware of whats covered under your new policy. Review your estate plans. If your move coincides with other important life events, such as marriage, divorce or remarriage, you may need to make some moves related to your estate plans, such as designations on any life insurance policies and your 401(k), IRA and other investment accounts. Check with your legal advisor to determine which steps make sense for your situation. many aspects of your life. Reviewing the items on this checklist can help you get move into your new home. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. 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Davis, Audra Lester, Michael Salley, Dan Hubley, Mary Hubley, Carrie Gainor, Colleen Messner, Bruno Silva and Leslie Silva. Robert & Andrea Samuels, Frank Ward, Rachael Green, Madera, Rachael Bennett, Boy Scout Troop 247, Stan & Toby Weintraub, Bill & Nina Genovese, Adrienne Broere, Tony & Joannie Torella, Gayle Logan, Cheryl Robitsch, Lisa Payne, Susan Redmond, Linda Preston, Cassandra Pleasent, Nancy Dave Nash, Audrey Lester, Carolyn Mudgette, Maxine & Rick McChesney, BobbiJo Manning, Dee Lexander, Jean LaRoche, Jamin Rubenstein, Ruby Hauder, Brian Furtado, Michelle & Greg Farrer, Jennifer Davis, Carol Bertacchi, & Beth Neyhart Lisa & Taigan Redenour and Debra Burlak. If we have forgotten anyone, out sincerest apologies. St. Augustine Beaches News Journal July 2012 7 St. Augustine Beaches Advisory Committee Ann Palmquist, Committee Member Professional Packing, Shipping & Mailing Service Center (904)460-0022 With Safe ShipYou Have Options For info & directions please see American Cuisine *NQMBOU%FOUJTUSZt $SPXOT#SJEHFTt $PTNFUJDt 8IJUFOJOHt 7FOFFSTt *NQMBOU%FOUVSFTBSUJBMTt $POWFOUJPOBM%FOUVSFTt t&YUSBDUJPOT t8JTEPN5FFUI t*7FEBUJPO t*NQMBOUT t#POF(SBGUT tJOVT&MFWBUJPOT t(VNVSHFSZ t-BTFS5IFSBQZ tPGU5JTTVF(SBGUT %%4.4I% %FOUBMVSHFPO0YGPSE From the sea to shining sea July 4th is our countrys birthday. By birth or by choice, we celebrate and look back with gratitude, look forward with hope, and stay grounded in the knowledge we are the We in We the people Our America story is like American cuisine as told in the old story Stone Soup. This story tells of a wonderful be Soldiers traveling home stopped in a small town and told of a wonderful soup that was made from stones. The towns people listen hungrily and watched as three smooth stones were carefully unwrapped, placed in a large caldron of water which person left but returned in short order with a few potatoes tied in a apron, a basket of carrots, a sack of turnips, some onions, and pungent cloves of garlic. With each from the now truly remarkable soup, good for the body and for the soul. Stone Soups recipe is analogous with American Cuisine, our customs and gifts each of us bring St. Augustine Beach cuisine favors a historic recipe for chowder made from: datil peppers, capable of grabbing hold of your taste buds to get your full attention, introduce you to a whole new appreciation you coming back for more. Add a side dish of collards and cornbread hot from a cast iron skillet and serve with a cold tall glass back and wash over you like an incoming wave. The aroma of certain foods can cold the July 4th watermelon was, and who was with you sharing a perfect day at the beach. Just as food nourishes the body Art feeds the soul. Creativity integrates our lives offering a glimpse of our better selves. Creative imagination was the vision and gift to the city made by Marianne Lerbs and Thomas Glover. Thomas passed away this year but his dream of Art in Public and can be seen in the St. Augustine Beach Sculpture Garden. Muslihuddin Sadi, 13th Century Persian Poet said it best, "If I had but two loaves of bread. I would sell one of them & buy White Hyacinths to feed my soul." Thank you Thomas Glover White and Marianne for a lifetime of Art and music. Your BAC is grateful and proud to have played a part in working with Thomas to see his dream of a Sculpture Garden character speaking volumes about what is important. Your BAC has worked with Marc Chattin Public Works Director to provide advisory direction. Mr. Chattins guidance and professional skills have made a positive contribution to this fair city. Thank you The caliber and dedication will not soon retirement and will stay close perhaps available with a suggestion when needed. The community garden is moving forward with the well and irrigation system in place. Community leaders, neighbors, and garden members have worked diligently with the St. Augustine Beach community, Several Master Gardeners who are garden members have offered to have gardening classes for children. Fund raising is ongoing and sponsorship is welcome. The expertise of many out weights the myopic view of a few and knowledge shared by be transplant to yards and neighborhoods in this the fair city. Growing vegetables and promoting sustainability promotes social interaction and a venue to get to know your neighbors. For a preview of what is possible check out You could grow a prefect tasty tomato and be part of growing your community. Sounds down right American. Gardeners who want to move to the next level may want to check out the Master Gardner program, sponsored by the University of Florida IFAS Extension, Horticulture Agent ( 209-0430) for details the deadline is near. The Extension service offers other classes throughout the year including how-to make a rain barrel and how to landscape for a Florida Friendly Yard. with collective memories, dreams, gifts of art, public servants who exemplify professionalism, volunteers who give their time and expertise, and neighbors who work together to grow their community, there is a component that binds it all, the right to LWV, is America's premier grassroots six months before the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. After the and sleepy heads are dreaming of sand castles and the next wave take time to St. Augustine Beach and make a little history in this beautiful city by the sea. Taste of the Beach 2012 (continued from page 1) Public Works: Troy Jones, Fred Neyhart and Richard Graham. Beach: Mellissa Burns. of Dixie Pottery Studio, Susan Mele, Patricia Pollack, Susan Hunter Glassworks. Dye. Will Smith. Distributors, Tim's Wines, Andy's Taylor Rental, Signs Now, Outhouse Portable Restrooms, Inc. Thank you to our volunteers: Michael Cunningham, Allison Cunningham, Paul Wenglowsky, Booth, Michael Clay, Tanya Clay, Jennifer


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal July 2012 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 GRILLED, FRIED, STEAMED, BROILED, SAUTEED or BLACKENED (904) 471-8700 45 Cubbedge Rd. Crescent Beach Open For BREAKFAST Saturday & Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Join Us For and more! St. Johns County Sheriffs Corner By David Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff Taste of the Beach Entree winners district regulations. In addition, there were six secondary goals: develop an employee of city-owned parks. During the rest of 2012 and into 2013 and beyond, the commission May, the commission will review the plan, whats been done/not done, and what needs to be added or deleted. So what are we to learn from all these plans: comprehensive, scenic highway, vision, strategic? There may be two basic lessons: First, that planning for small cities (10,000 and and the limited services they provide arent complex. Second, that elected leaders need to be wary of planning consultants whose main work product seems to be pretty pictures: imaginative, fantasy-0based pictures. Yes, I know that consultants must provide a report honest plan that would take into account that the ugly duckling can never be made a swan, but within budgetary and certain other limitations, there may be some reality-based ideas that could improve the ducklings appearance. Thus, of the four plans listed in the above paragraph, I think that the strategic plan is the one with the best chance of providing useful results. Its goals are simply stated, likely that the strategic plan wont have any pretty pictures. Planning (continued from page 5) shave d away after the St. Augustine Inlet was carved in the 1930s, is nearing completion. The effort which commenced in March was expected to conclude by the end of June. However, weather related events including noreasters and storms, such as Beryl, have impeded progress and it now appears that completion of the and tourists are urged to exercise care and caution when visiting the beach during this re-nourishment effort. Ensuring your safety is our number one priority. Message from the Mayor (continued from page 4) Pier Park Splash Park (at Pier Park) east end of 2nd Street, E Street and 2nd Avenue and F Street and 3rd Avenue) stop 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 Safety education is an important mis sion of your St. Johns County Sheriffs Of ing concern is distracted driving. Although of the automobile, cell phones have greatly increased the number of crashes resulting from one of the three types of distractions affecting your safe driving. First there is visual distraction something that results in your taking your eyes off the road. The second distraction is cognitive taking your mind off the road and lastly there is manual distraction that results in your tak ing your hands off the wheel. In the case of cell phones, placing or receiving a call from your phone while driv option can result in all three of the typical distraction types occurring and increasing the likelihood of being involved in crash. With texting while driving the chances of dent increase 300% according to statistics Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA statistics are alarming. In 2008 there were 5870 people killed in accidents caused by texting while driving Fatalities in all accidents caused by tex ting drivers in 2009 amounted to 16% of texting while driving has resulted in three states passing laws making it illegal. Fed eral law prohibits texting while driving for operators of commercial vehicles. Last year an effort in the Florida Leg islature to approve a similar ban failed. A comparative study published by a leading sus drunk driving statistics found texting drivers more likely to cause a crash. Many consider the problem of texting while be hind the wheel a greater problem with teen Distracted Driving drivers. A survey by the Pew Research Center last year found that not necessarily true. Forty seven percent of adults said in our area are spearheading a campaign cell phones in any manor while driving. First Coast Hang up I ask all drivers in St. Johns County to follow the practice and help us save lives. There are many other distractions accidents. Among the most common are: looking at an accident or other incident unruly and misbehaving children in the newspapers, or interactive screens such GPS or audio options and retrieving dropped items such as a lit cigarette. At the St. Johns County Sheriffs Of proud that our efforts in deputy training, forcement Challenge. I urge you to help us keep the roadways of St. Johns County 810-6776 and record the location so we may increase our enforcement effort in that area. Also if you witness a someone driving recklessly please call 911 or your local law enforcement agency. I hope this information assists you in your travels. There is much more information available from our website feel free to contact me anytime at my Thank you.


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal July 2012 9 Beaches Bistro By Paolo Pece, Cafe Atlantico The intensity of a good Cabernet pairs very well with the red meat, the saltiness of the prosciutto, and the depth of the tomato ragout. serves 4 slices approximately 1/3 inch thick cheese pieces Place each slice of beef between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and pound with a meat pounder until 1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle with salt & pepper. Lay a slice of prosciutto on each one and sprinkle evenly with with the pignoli beans, pecorino romano cheese, garlic and parsley. Roll up the slices, tucking in the ends and tie with kitchen string. Heat 1/4 cup of the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. off any excess, then place in the pan. Cook until browned on all sides, about 15 minutes. Heat the other 1/4 cup of olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, and celery. Cook, stirring until tender but not browned, about 10 minutes. Add braciole, bay leaves, and salt & pepper. Add red wine and cook until most through a food mill or sieve into the saucepan. Fill one of the tomato cans 1/2 way with water and add to saucepan. Add tomato puree, turn heat to low and cook at a simmer until beef is tender 1.5 2 hours. Sprinkle the basil over the rolls, and cook for 2 minutes longer. Transfer to serving plates, spoon the sauce over the top and serve at once. 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Hello Beach Readers. In the past articles we have covered fuel related issues with view from the readers. Thank you for the responses. the blade is in good shape. A dull blade makes the whole mower work harder and its not good for the grass either. Dont forget Power House is running that $69 dollar tune up to us, the sooner you get it to us, the sooner we can return it to you. Reader: Service after the sale? All the difference in the world. When a Home Owner purchases a new Snapper mower from us, they get the red carpet treatment. We have the Power House Partnership Program. What does that mean to you? How about FREE assembly, FREE delivery, FREE blade Sharpening for the life of the blade, how about priority service in our shop, no waiting, straight to the front of the line. Our Service after the Sale is what we strive for. program designed for those who would like the opportunity to earn a little extra cash. Look for more info on future issues. Thats all the time we have now, Thanks for the advice Mow. 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. St. Augustine Beaches News Journal July 2012 10 Golfing: A Game Of Life Or Death? As if avid golfers needed one more reason to play, here it is: golfing can improve your health and yes, add years to your life. According to a Swedish study published in 2008, people who play golf regularly without using a cart have a 40% lower mortality rate than those of the same age and sex who dont exercise. This could life, IF you play regularly and walk the course. Those with the lowest handicaps had the best rate, which probably means they play most often. Playing often and playing well means low back, the non-dominant shoulder and the elbow. Professional golfers tend to practice and thousands of swings. Amateur an incorrect golf swing as well as overuse. particularly in the back and shoulder. Limited range of motion in one area of your body will result in compensation and overstress in a neighboring area. Back pain may be a result of poor core or trunk control or tight hips. Forcing a follow-through when your hip rotation is limited can produce excessive strain in the low back. Golf is all about mechanics. Faulty mechanics in the hip may lead to hip or low back pain. Faulty shoulder mechanics which can lead to a shoulder impingement, tendonitis, shoulder instability, or even a the non-dominant hip allows the hips to dominant shoulder allows the club to get away and opens up the face of the club. In both cases, the effect is certain death: the dreaded slice. Speed is essential to producing power, but power is of no use without control. Balance, timing and endurance are also keys to playing a good round. No one nine only to see everything fall apart on the backside due to muscle fatigue, dropping of the shoulders or poor backswing. Playing swings, including practice swings and hitting a bucket of balls at the range. handicap and according to the Swedish study, also add years to your life. And if you didnt know it before, you now know, for safe and pain free play. Limitations or be remedied without the use of expensive therapy can help locate impairments and provide simple do-it-yourself stretches and exercises. If you and your game are healthy, keep going. But if you and your game are struggling or hurting, dont play through. Seek help. The answer may be simpler than you think consult your MD and/or physical therapist. Rob Stanborough is a physical therapists, president and co-owner of First Coast Rehabilitation. He is co-author of Myofascial Manipulation: Theory & Application, 3 rd ed by Proed Inc. Hes of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists. Read previous columns By Rob Stanborough PT, DPT, MHSc, MTC, CMTPT, FAAOMPT First Coast Rehabilitation (904) 829-3411 Featuring Mow St Augustine Power House spokes person. Contemporary Italian Grill We Cover The Beaches! The St. Augustine Beaches News Journal is distributed MONTHLY BY MAIL to the largest neighborhoods and more! Call Todd (904)-505-0301 For Advertising Information


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