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At its December 3, 2012 regular meeting, the St. Augustine Beach City Commission took the following actions: 1. Presented a plaque to Mr. Marc Chattin, Public Works Director, who is retiring after 15 years of employment with the city. 2. Appointed Ms. Elisa Sloan as the junior alternate to the planning and zoning board. 3. Heard an update report about the city's upcoming New Year's Eve Beach Blast Off event from Mr. Steve Cupolo and Ms. Jennifer Sauvage, co-chairpersons of the committee planning the event. 4. Approved a special event permit for the Don Ausman Foundation's 5K Walk/ Run and other activities on Friday and Saturday, April l2 and 13, 2013. 5. Approved an agreement with the Anastasia Baptist Church under which the Beaches News Journal P.O. Box 51593 Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240 News Journal St.Au Thanks The Mouse That Roared Whats Inside The This Month Im, Afraid if I Move it will Hurt PRSRT SDT US POSTAGE PAID CALLAHAN, FL PERMIT #4 NEWS FOR AND ABOUT RESIDENTS OF THE ST. AUGUSTINE BEACHES AREA Make Some New Years (Financial) Resolu tions for 3013 St.AugustineBeaches Examine Your Insurance Coverage The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Anastasia State Park will host a guided outdoor scavenger hunt, with an intro to geocaching, allowing participants to experience a coastal habitat within Anastasia State Park. Come cashe in on a nationwide effort to support The National Association of State Park Directors, who are encouraging all 50 state park systems to participate in Americas State Parks First Day Hikes. Join Park Services Specialist, Cristy Leonard at 2:00 p.m. for a hike through the Ancient Dunes interpretive trail within the park. This walk will be an outdoor scavenger hunt/interpretive walk, as we search for the hidden cache. No experience necessary for geocaching, but a smart phone with GPS or other type of GPS will be required. This walk will be a guided leisurely stroll through the Maritime Hammock. (continued on page 8) Church will allow the city to use its parking lot for off-site parking for the Beach Blast Off event. 6. Approved a budget resolution to increase the appropriation by $8,000 for a new sanitation truck. The additional $8,000 is needed because of an increase in the cost of the vehicle due to mandated anti-pollution equipment. 7. Agreed to give the Art Studio Group six more months to develop a plan for the repair of the former Building Department the former city hall at the county pier park. to annex into the city two parcels on State Road A1A owned by Watson Realty. 9. Reviewed the goals of the city's strategic plan that the mayor and each commissioner has agreed to research and develop for implementation. (See page 3) City Hall Update The St. Johns County Junior Alliance of Medicine (JAM), wants to educate the community about childhood obesity. Recent studies in the news have made this issue an urgent cause for the group and they want to spread a message throughout the community. The students presented a display at this year, (see page 4) "Look Out For Childhood Obesity" Junior Alliance of Medicine members at ACKD, L to R: Ryan Hossain, Anisha Patel, Anjali Patel, Nadia Hossain, Rohan Bhargava, Sean Maetozo (not pictured, Robert Warmuth, Jason Weed, Carson Weed) January 2013 Anastasia State Park Anastasia State Park Photo contest Overall Winner is the Dusk & Dawn category photo above by Michael Stultz. The park photo contest ran from August through November with several catagories. See page 8 for other winners. A Neces sary Commentary


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal January 2013 2 News From Around St. Johns County St. Augustine Crescent Beach ATLANTIC OCEAN St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Shores PO Box 51593, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240 Todd Logsdon General Manager (904) 505-0301 Email: Cliff Logsdon Publisher/Editor (904) 607-1410 Email: Online at News Journal St.AugustineBeaches The function of the Beaches News Journal is to serve the Neighborhoods of the St. Augustine Beaches area. First priority will be given to reporting news and activities of beaches residents and organizations, 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, Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32240. Information may also be e-mailed to or the editor at All articles, news, ads, or other information submitted to the News Journal are subject to editing. Publishing of submitted letters and information is at the discretion of the publisher. Views and opinions expressed are those of the writer and do not express the viewpoint of the publisher or editorial staff of the News Journal. All ads submitted for publication in the Beaches News Journal should be received by the 15th of the month in order to appear in the following months issue. Matters concerning advertising should be referred to the General Manager or mailed to P.O. Box 51593 Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240. The Beaches News Journals acceptance of ad vertising, articles, advertising, or other information does not constitute endorsement. Nor will the Beaches News Journal and its staff be held liable for information provided herein by submitters, 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 Augustine Beach community development, 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 904-471-1023 Bling in the New Year! Anastasia Publix Plaza St. Augustine Beach We Cover The Beaches! 312 A1A S-3 Commodores Club Lions Gate Cedar Ridge Ocean Woods Ocean Oaks Marsh Creek Country Club Woodland Estates Ocean Walk Ocean Trace Sea Gate Anastasia Lakes Surfwood Sea Colony Magnolia Dunes Island Hammock Sea Oaks Ocean Palms Call (904) 607-1410 For Advertising Information Sea Grove Distributed monthly by U.S. Mail to these large neighborhoods and more! St. Johns County is offering beach driving passes at pre-season prices of $30 for County residents and $40 for non-residents. Passes are available for purchase at the St. Johns pre-season beach driving pass is a great way to enjoy the many opportunities available for beach recreation in St. Johns County including driving access to more than 14 miles of beautiful beach coastline. Beginning March 2, 2013 pass prices will increase by $10. Residents and the public are also encouraged to enjoy the remainder of free beach driving season through February 28. St. Johns County offers nine vehicular access points and beach driving ramps and eight beachfront parks, including the St. Augustine Pier which offers year-round free parking and beach access. These sites also host a variety of programs and events with facilities that may be reserved for public or private events Paid parking and access to the beach are also available at Anastasia State Park and the Guana Tolomato Matanzas Reserve. These sites offer an array of services in addition to beach access. Multiple pedestrian access points are also located throughout the County. St. Johns County Offers Pre-Season 2013 Beach Driving Passes Gamble Rogers Middle School Media Center researched the local area for organizations supporting women and children who have been victims of domestic and/or sexual abuse, Domestic Violance, be a part of the Solution. Therefore, we decided to call our media store but did not know its mission for helping women, children and men in need of safe homes. abused women, men, their minor children. Other support services available to shelter residents and non-residents include a 24-hour crisis hotline, individual and group and group counseling are available in all parts of St. Johns County including, Hastings, Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Johns, St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach. For more Become our fan on Facebook. If you or someone you know is being abused, please call our hotline at (904) 8241555. A Community CAN! January 26, 2013, Members of FLH's Los Presidiales de San Agustn present 18thcentury, historical interpretation from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fort Mose Historic State settlement in the continental U.S., established in 1738. Admission to the park grounds is free / museum admission is $2 per person / children ages 5 and under are free. For more information, contact Terri Newmans / Fort Mose (1-877-352-4478). Los Presidiales de San Agustn at Fort Mose 20% Advertising Discount Promotion New advertisers take advantage of a 20% discount off regular rates during the month of January for 2013. A great opportunity to reach the beach residents by US Mail. Go to and download the agreement form and select If you have questions or need assistance with your ad, please call Todd or Cliff.


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal January 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 St. Augustine, FL 32080 Have Beaches News? We welcome Community and Civic news about the Anastasia Island area. Please forward those items of general interest to us at or Online at Phone: 904-607-1410 10. Approved the city attorney preparing an ordinance to prohibit discrimination in housing based on sexual orientation. 11. Approved a salary of $82,500 and chief, Robert Hardwick. 12. Approved Chief Hardwick submitting a plan by July 1, 2013 on the restructuring of the police department and a review of the department's policies and procedures, with the chief implementing the blended plan (city 13. Tabled to the commission's January 7th meeting consideration of a contract with a company for aquatic weed control in the city's drainage ponds. The city commission's next regular meeting will be held on Monday, January 7, 2013. Before it commences, there will be the swearing in of Robert Hardwick as the city's next police chief at 6 p.m. The regular meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Topics on the agenda will include the swearing in Rich O'Brien and Andrea Samuels, each for a four-year term as a city commissioner, and the election by the commission of the mayor and vice mayor for 2013. PLEASE NOTE: Under Florida law, most communications to and from the City are public records. Your e-mails, including your e-mail address, may be subject to public disclosure. Max Royle, City Manager, City of St. Augustine Beach, 2200 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080 904-471-2122. You dont have to be Jewish to love a good deli sandwich! Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy Temple Bet Yams Deli Nite and Talent Show, January 24th at 6pm. The event will be held at TBY located at 2055 Wildwood Drive in St. Augustine. Tickets are $28 per person and include your choice of overstuffed corned beef, pastrami or turkey sandwich. Please contact Andi Marx at 904-460-9569 by January 11th and let her know your sandwich preference. This event is usually sold out in advance, so make your reservation early! If all seats are sold out, there will not be any tickets sold at the door. Dont miss this wildly popular event! Temple Bet Yams Deli Nite & Talent Show A fundraiser, called "Bowling for Barbara", for former St. Augustine Beach Commissioner, and local businesswoman, Barbara Ellis, will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Anastasia Lanes 3245 A1A South, St. Augustine, Florida. Barbara Ellis is the commissioner who thought of and helped bring to fruition our local, awesome, annual New Year's Eve Fireworks at the Pier, known as Beach Blast Off. About six years ago Barbara underwent abdominal aneurism surgery, unfortunately two of the major complications associated with this surgery happened to her, she had a stoke and became paralyzed from the neck down, she did however retain the use of her left arm. Due to her condition she stepped down from her position as beach commissioner and closed her local businesses. As time has gone on, she is now in need of our support. The fundraiser will assist Barbara in maintaining her much older handicapped van that has a way of breaking down frequently and for other expenses. Please support this fundraiser and let Barbara know how much we care for her and all she did to help make "St. Augustine Beach Blast Off" one of the beaches most anticipated events. "Bowling for Barbara" tickets may be purchased as of Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Off New Year's Eve 2012." Donations for Barbara Ellis being accepted at Ace Hardware 3033 A1A Southph. 471-7844. To hold a fundraiser at your local business, volunteer, donate money or to help in other ways, please contact: Boo Batteiger @ 904-458-6045. Bowling for Barbara The St. Augustine Jazz Society is partnering with the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association and Sterry Piano to support the Play It forward program. The objective is to support music in the schools and provide qalifying students with instruments. and purpose was to encourage live music, fellowship and scholarship. The Jazz Society sponsors Jazz Jams on the last Sunday of each month with the exception of December and May. Jams are held from 2 pm to 6 pm at Hokiday Isles on St. Augustine Beach. These sessions are open to the public for listening pleasure and dancing. Beach City Hall at 7 pm. All members are encouraged to attend. For more information contact Josie Bowman at St. Augustine Jazz Society Play It Forward Program


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal January 2013 4 By Robert Samuels, President St. Augustine Beach Civic Association S. Gary Snodgrass, Mayor City of St. Augustine Beach, FL Message from the Mayor St. Augustine Beach Civic Association 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. meeting of 2013 on Tuesday January 8th at 7pm in City Hall. Our featured speaker will be newly elected County Commissioner Rachael Bennett who is our liaison for the County Commission in District 5. Membership renewal for 2013 will also take place. The meeting is open to the public and refreshments will be served. At the last meeting in November, the Civic Association pledged to match up to $1,000 for St. Francis House. To date $750 has been matched for a total of $1,500. We hope to report in January that a total of $2,000 has been met. The 11th Annual Surf Illumination was a great success again this year. Thanks to Michelle Santorelli, the event coordinator vendors, musical performers, and especially Santa. Thanks also to Mayor Snodgrass for leading the countdown to the park lighting. Special thanks to the hard working Public Works department for stringing all those lights and erecting the beautiful Christmas tree. Even the weather cooperated by not raining until after the park was lit. The 7th Annual Beach Blast Off will be held on Monday December 31 New Year's Eve at Pier Park from 4pm 10pm. The event includes: Chili Cook Off, Ice Sculpting Contest, Fireworks, Food, Wine and enjoy this family oriented event and at 8:30. Live music will take place on stage throughout the evening. For more This is St. Augustine Beach's biggest celebration, you don't want to miss it. We would like to thank Shaun at Jetway Parking for renewing and increasing the Participating Merchant discount for 2013. Civic Association members will now receive a 40% discount on services when they park at Jacksonville or Orlando. Jacksonville or Red Coach Park/Fly at 1777 McCoy Rd in Orlando. Coffee House Night at the Art Studio on Saturday, January 19 from 7-10 pm at the Studio (370 A1A Beach Blvd in St. Augustine Beach). January's theme is "Form". All are encouraged to bring a brief, topical reading to share and explore. The evening features live music by The Island homemade treats, and lively discussion. The Coffee House offers a unique, casual setting designed to entertain, encourage, and inspire everyone to practice the arts. Cover: $5. Become a member for 2013 and sign up for the many art classes. Please visit www. for more information. The Red Bark Cedar is a protected tree. It is also the only breeding habitat for extension service is beginning a project trying to replenish the numbers and health of these trees. The Civic Association will be joining them in this effort. Please call LeaAnn Lombari, Master Gardener and Tree Board member for more information on how to help, or get free trees. (904-81417th at the South Branch Library on US1. A fund raiser, called "Bowling for Barbara", for former St. Augustine Beach Commissioner, and local businesswoman, Barbara Ellis, will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Anastasia Lanes 3245 A1A South, St. Augustine, Florida. Barbara Ellis is the commissioner who thought of and helped bring to fruition our local, awesome, annual New Year's Eve Fireworks at the Pier, known as Beach Blast Off. About six years ago Barbara had a surgical procedure done. Sadly Barbara suffered from extreme complications related to surgery. Due to her condition she had to step down from her position as beach commissioner and closed her local businesses. Barbara is now in need of our support. The fund raiser will assist Barbara in maintaining her specialized van and for other expenses related to her medical needs. Please support this fund raiser and let Barbara know how much we care for her and all she did to help make "St. Augustine Beach Blast Off" one of the beach's most anticipated events. "Bowling for Barbara" tickets may be purchased thru Friday, January 18, 2013 at the following local business: Gypsy Cab Co. 828 Anastasia 824-8244; W. B. Tatter Studio Gallery 76A San Marco Ave.-ph. 823-9263; Coldwell Banker 661 A1A Beach 471-5000; Beach Tickets will also be available at a "Bowling for Barbara" booth at the Beach Blast Off New Year's Eve 2012." Donations for Barbara Ellis are being accepted at Ace Hardware 3033 A1A Southph. 471-7844. To hold a fund raiser at your local business, volunteer, donate money or to help in other ways, please contact: Boo Batteiger @ 904-458-6045 Don't forget to visit the Market at the Pier Park. We always have new vendors joining the market. The produce is fresh, the food delicious and the shopping always unique. The market is open from 8:00am 12:30pm. It's a great place to grab a quick bite, hear some music and enjoy the view. Free WIFI is always available and provided by the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association at the Pier. warning everyone to "Look Out For Childhood Obesity". The presentation also showed visitors to the booth how important it is to look for physical activity and a healthy diet, especially sugary drinks, that recent studies show are closely linked to this problem. Members of JAM led all visitors in some exercise activities and gave away heart-shaped whistles labeled with a message to "Get Fit for Healthy Hearts!". In addition, visitors were offered eyeball stickers and glow-in-the-dark sticky eyes reminding them to "Watch out!" Obesity (continued from page 1) The Junior Alliance, works with the supp ort of the St. Johns County Medical Alliance and is comprised mostly of the children of local physicians and other youth interested in health related issues affecting our community. Many are involved in the ongoing project Clinic creating health education displays for their waiting room. JAM also plans to offer their project for display at local schools in the coming months. JAM display at Ancient City Kids Day. 2012 was a challenging year with many unexpected developments. The Commission worked hard to address the issues confronting our City. While it is true that we have had our differences of opinion from time to time, each Commissioner comes to the Board with unique skills and experiences and is, I believe, committed to making decisions that he or she believes are in the best interests of the City. We have come together to make considerable progress on many fronts this past year including: Robert Hardwick, has been selected by the Commission to become the Citys Police Chief. He possesses outstanding education, professional and military experience and will be sworn in as Chief on January 7, 2013 at City Hall at 6:00 PM. The Commission has asked Chief Hardwick to conduct a comprehensive assessment and evaluation of the Police Department including its mission, policies, procedures, practices, and Board no later than July 1, 2013. Updates on the study will be reviewed at monthly Commission meetings. The Commission has directed the new Chief to pursue a plan which ensures the Citys Police Department becomes a fully accredited law enforcement organization within the near future. Commission participated in work shop to discuss our vision for the future of the City in 2022. We assessed the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing the City. The Commission addressed in the next few years then established objectives have been established under each goal with priorities selected for implementation supported establishment of a community garden with its likely relocation in 2013 to Ron Parker Park, ultimately a more suitable location for this activity than the current space. Meanwhile, the vegetables are thriving! In addition, the Commission worked closely with City staff on numerous issues including: Hammock Park at Pier Park light at Pope Road and A1A Beach Boulevard We have many opportunities to move forward being always mindful, though, of the need to preserve what is best and unique about our City. We thank City staff for hard work this past year to make this a better community for us all. Finally, it was an honor to serve as your Mayor in 2012 and to work together with my fellow Commissioners. Best wishes for a safe and healthy 2013. S. Gary Snodgrass


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal January 2013 5 By Max Royle St. Augustine Beach City Manager Thanks THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST 2012 and RUNNER-UP for in st. augustine for tasks for managers in any kind of organization are those that concern personnel, especially the hiring of employees. Why? Because no matter how highly polished the resume, how warmly glowing the references, how rock solid the work experience and competence particular position, there are still those pesky quirks of human nature that make each of us unique, sometimes exasperatingly so, and that can make the hiring of an employee more like a random toss of the dice than a well-planned and executed action. as a city manager was the hiring in 1978 of a police chief for a small, Florida west coast city. The incumbent chief was displeased had ever noticed that womens hair was usually longer than mens, he slapped his desk with the palm of his hand, a resounding thwack! that I remember to this day, and said words that I also remember: Youve just traded a police Blessedly the best action for all concerned. I dont recall many of the details about the search for his replacement, except that the search made me keenly aware the city charter bestowed on me the responsibility of hiring a person licensed by the State of Florida to the line of duty to kill someone; and who in had the authority to take a human life. Clearly, the decision of which applicant to hire as chief wasnt one to be frivolously made. The person I hired was Bob. Stocky, balding, in his late 40s, he was a former New York City police lieutenant. Based on his resume, references, what a background check revealed, and how he stood out from the other candidates when interviewed, Bob seemed ideal: had an unblemished work record, a university degree in criminal justice, and Florida law enforcement experience as the police chief of another small Tampa Bay area city. Also, he was married and had a teenage daughter. us. He was Italian-American, which fondly reminded me of the small Massachusetts town where I had grown up with its Italian and Irish ethnic mix. I also liked him because he was a direct, plain speaking and to the point, no nonsense kind of guy. Perhaps that was the New York City in him. And perhaps that was the source of the other: you can take the cop out of New York City, but you cant take New York City out of the cop. to announce that he thought the city needed its very own SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) unit, and here was his report with all the reasons, costs and other relevant information, and he had had experience with the setting up of SWAT teams in New York City, and we needed to implement his proposal NOW. While he breathlessly waited for my response, I thought of a likely newspaper headline: CITY SWATS BEACH RESORT IMAGE, and how welcoming and reassuring such a headline might appear to tourists looking for a place to have a quiet and safe family vacation. As the city had little serious crime and could provide a SWAT unit if one were ever needed, Bobs proposal was properly buried in some Then there was his constant carping about them. Up north, hed begin to say, as if my little city had a moral imperative to match City. Finally, I had had enough and one day announced at a department head meeting that Bobs complaints had compelled me to invent an Italian phrase: got-hay-sum-bennay, which department heads were amused. Bob was not. He had other big city expectations that I hadnt known about when I hired him. After about 18 months, Bob left to join the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, which probably paid well and provided a cornucopia letter of reference for him. Nineteen years later, another Florida city (St. Augustine Beach), and another personnel successful one than my hiring of Chief Bob. In 1997, I hired Mr. Marc Chattin as the citys public works director. I recall that he interviewed very well: low key, direct, so that we really had a conversation or dialogue rather than the question-and-response routine of the standard interview. He had previously been the public works director for a small city near Daytona Beach; had worked for own company for a time. Though he wasnt a registered professional engineer, he had studied for the test and thus had relevant book knowledge about civil engineering. I need to point out here that Marc wouldnt be happy with my writing about him in so public a forum as this newspaper. He isnt falsely modest, but he has a sense of dignity that makes him naturally reticent about calling attention to himself. But Im going to write about him anyway, because he certainly contributions hes made over the past 15 years to the quality of life for the citys residents and business owners. Besides, by the time this essay is in print, Marc will be retired from the city, or nearly so, as his last day of employment is December 31, 2012. As the city projects in which hes been involved are too many to list here, Ill overseeing the construction of the new city hall in 2000-01, to make certain that the contractor didnt cut corners; excavation of 10 acres of the Mizell Road retention pond; the Linda Mar and Sandpiper Village subdivisions drainage projects; development of the citys master drainage improvements plan; the Atlantic Alley, 2nd Street and E Street drainage projects; the A and 10th Street plazas with their new restrooms, paver bricks and landscaping; construction of the popular Splash Park and later renovations to it; construction of the (continued on page 8)


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal January 2013 6 Financial Focus Information Provided By Edward Jones Spiritually Speaking By Dr. Nicholas A. Marziani Father Marziani serves as the Pastor of St. James Mission in St. Augustine, and also as Vice-President of the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association. Connie Reep, AAMS Financial Advisor St. Augustine, FL 32080 Member SIPC MAKING SENSE OF INVESTING New Years is a time to reflect on the year past. It is also a time to set goals for the future, and Edward Jones can help you do just that. Were in your neighberhood and available to help you take steps now to help meet your long term financial goals. Call today to schedule a free portfolio review. St. James Mission Services of Holy Eucharist St. Augustine House of Prayer Make Some New Years (Financial) Resolutions for 2013 HAPPY LANDLORD TENANT LAW 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE (RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL) JOHN G. STINSON, ESQUIRE SCRUGGS & CARMICHAEL, P.A. Gainesville, FL Website: Toll Free: 866-896-9424 Facsimile: 352-375-0690 E-Mail: St. Augustine Consultations Available Dateline: December 16, 2012. I want to thank publisher and editor Cliff Logsdon for permitting me to substitute what you are about to read for my original January 2013 column. That piece will appear next month in the February edition. By the time you read this the Newtown, CT school shootings will be old news, although I suspect there will be continued opining concerning gun laws, violence in the culture, etc. As of this moment, 11 a.m. on what some churches call Gaudete (Rejoice, in Latin) Sunday, just a little over a week to Christmas, police investigators have not yet released what they claim to be good evidence to account for some kind of motive behind young Adam Lanzas mad rampage and seven adults. Rumors of him being bullied, or engaging in Goth activities, or feeling emotionally neglected by parents who had divorced not many years ago etc. are all being invoked as potential reasons for his outrageous behavior. We background of what some want to simply term his mental illness. What should be clear to anyone is that very few people with autism, or victims of bullying or family dysfunction commit atrocities such as what occurred this Friday past. What is particularly distressing today is to read some of the blogs from around Connecticut and the nation that want to castigate anyone who invokes a spiritual perspective concerning this tragedy. From dismissive to outright contemptuous commentary, strident secularist voices are trying to drown out the witness of thoughtful people who along with the governor of Connecticut are calling this matter what it at core really is: Evil, with a capital E. Deranged hate, raw hate, and resentment possibly tinged with envy are on seeks to literally rip apart the bodies and lives of babies who are barely of school age. And THAT, my friends, is evil! And Evil as a spiritual force transcends mere human mischievousness. There are indeed spiritual and moral forces at work in our world, unseen powers, that hate, that envy, that seek to steal, kill and destroy, my Lord said so many times (and even if hes not your own point of spiritual reference, you can at least admit that there are some horrors too big to be explained by mere human mental illness). To be devoid of any spiritual conviction in connection with the Newtown massacre is to potentially learn nothing from these kinds of events. Ultimately we all must choose whether or not to cooperate as deluded dupes with these wicked, twisted forces that the eye cannot see. Another understandable but unfortunate response to this matter is to do as some are doing in Connecticut, taking down their holiday lights, perhaps as a gesture of support and solidarity. Well, mere holiday mirth without a solid reason for festivity is probably foolish; why go to the trouble. On the other hand, the Christmas Season which lasts, by the way for mainline churches, all the way through January 13th this year is not about mindless festivity but is a on profound themes and rejoices, often in the very midst of painful memories. In fact, in spite of them. It says that positive spiritual Realities are going to eventually win the war being waged by invisible powers, that the Light prevails over Darkness. For that reason and through my tears I will keep the holiday lights burning this season until my calendar tells me its time to take them down. I invite you to do the same, my neighbors and friends. God bless you all, Fr. Nick. A Necessary Commentary Once again, its time to make some New Years resolutions. This year, in addition to promising yourself that youll hit the gym more often, learn a new language or take up a musical instrument all worthy goals, of course why not Consider these suggestions: contributions. If your income will rise this year, consider putting more money into your employer-sponsored retirement plan, such as a 401(k), 403(b) and 457(b). You typically contribute pre-tax dollars to your plan, so, the more you put in, the lower your taxable income. Plus, your money can have tax-deferred growth potential. Lately, youve heard a lot about the ceiling and other Really Scary Topics. should they keep you from investing? After all, in any given year, you wont negative news events and many people do use these ominous-sounding headlines as a reason to head to the investment sidelines for a while. But if youre not investing, youre unquestionably missing out on opportunities to make progress of focusing on the news of the day, make your investment decisions based on the fundamentals of those investments you may be considering, along with your goals, risk tolerance and time horizon. the past few years, Americans have done a good job of lowering their debt burdens. Of course, the economy is still tough, and it can be challenging to avoid taking on new debts. But the less debt you have, the more you can invest for your retirement and other important objectives. accommodate your risk tolerance. If you spend too much time worrying about the ups and downs of your investments, then your portfolios potential for volatility may be too great for your individual risk tolerance. On the other hand, if you continually see little growth in your are going strong, you may be investing too conservatively especially if you are willing to take on some calculated risk to potentially boost your returns. So review your portfolio at least once in 2013 to see if it needs to be rebalanced investment world by yourself is not easy. For one thing, theres a lot to know different types of investments, changing rate movements, and much more. Furthermore, when youre making investment decisions on your own, you may have a hard time being objective so you might end up investing with your heart, and not your head. The need for knowledge and objectivity point to the advantages of working with someone who understands both the needs and goals. resolutions you could make for 2013 but if you follow through on them, you may well need to make fewer ones when 2014 rolls around. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. NEW YEAR!


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal January 2013 7 St. Augustine Beaches Advisory Committee Ann Palmquist, Committee Member 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 Isabell G. Oxford DMD General Dentist (white) Fillings & Partials Gregory E. Oxford Dental Associates 100 Whetstone Place Suite 308 St. Augustine, FL 810-2345 The Mouse That Roared The 1959 British satirical comedy, The Mouse That Roared, based on the novel by Leonard Wibberley, tells the story of the Duchy of Grand Fenwick. The Duchy of Grand Fenwick, located somewhere in the Alps between Switzerland and France while our fair city by the sea located somewhere on the NE coast of Florida between Jacksonville and Daytona share interesting similarities: 1959, our citys birthday, was size, our two and one half miles and their three miles; we both share a love of history; and we both have a mouse with a mighty roar. The Anastasia Beach Mouse is native to Florida and is a Federally protected endangered species. Some naysayers consider this mouse to be standing in the way of progress (read paving another parking lot) while other folk see the small fur ball with whiskers as a sign of things to come destruction of the environment. Loud as a Greek Chorus or quiet as a wee little mouse the embroilment seems to center around words like progress, bottom line, world class, and the ambiguous call to action and promise of an economic boom short on details but it wont cost fuel one wag who offered a knee jerk answer bring on the cat! However, the New Year is a new direction, a time to consider decisions based on long term goals, engage in a proactive vision to protect our City, her citizens, and yes even a mouse. Easy answers can have long lasting unintended consequences. For some its the environment stupid!, for others its the bottom line show me the money, but in the end for all of us, its the air we breath, the water we drink, and the land we walk on and the community we share. Protecting the habitat for a mouse is not so different than protecting the habitat for sea turtles who visit our beaches, or migratory birds and their accompanying enthusiastic bird watchers. Seasonal visitors come because of our habitat, our pristine beaches, our Tree City designation with protected ancient trees, walking neighborhoods but mostly its people as Carl Sandburg would say the people always the people. Protecting the habitat includes the land, the lakes, and all bodies of water in the city. A friend from Key West commented on the issue of water and said long before your water bill gets to $300/month its a good idea to turn off the tap when you brush your teeth. Water restrictions effecting our yards have caused a sea-change in landscape designs incorporating Florida Friendly Yards and neighborhoods guidelines. Florida Statute 482.1562 states that all commercial fertilizer applicators must have a license from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) by January 1, 2014. To get this license, each Green Industry worker must be trained of completion from UF/IFAS and FDEP. Additionally, many non-commercial Green Industry applicators or other workers are required to pass the training by local ordinances or voluntarily participate in the program to better serve their clients. The GI-BMPs are a science-based educational program for Green Industry workers (lawn-care and landscape maintenance professionals), brought to you by UF-IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping program. The GI-BMPs teach environmentally safe landscaping practices that help conserve and protect Floridas ground and surface waters. They can also save the Florida homeowner money, time, and effort; increase the beauty of the home landscape; and protect the health of your family, pets, and the environment. This training is designed to provide corporate, governmental, environmental, and other personnel the Best Management Practices for lawn and landscape. Learn what impact the BMPs will have on your business or municipality. Developed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and endorsed by the pest control industry, this training is brought to you by UF-IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping program with partial funding by FDEP through a Nonpoint Source Management (Section 319h) grant from USEPA. check IFAS site. A zone of responsibility effects all bodies of water throughout the State includes restrictions like run off, proper maintenance of our lakes, storm water ditches, holding ponds, and shallow lakes, and restricts application of fertilizers, pest/weed control and even restricts grass clippings with in ten feet of the body of water. This mouse has cleared his throat and the roar will be heard around the State. The New Year brings challenges, opportunities, and a new home for St. Augustine Beach Community Garden. The Community Garden supporters and members will continue to grow pesticide free organic vegetables, to share the bounty with the Food Pantry, to teach our children, neighbors, and other gardeners where their food comes from and how to garden. Incorporating principals and best practices used in the garden could spread throughout neighborhoods and could reduce the high labor cost of maintaining the Citys public property. Sazam! WOWwhat a way to grow! Like gardening, transplanting has a rhythm of its own. The new year means out with the old and in with: well thought out, proactive long term innovative directions, protecting the community who call the City of St. Augustine Beach home. Your BAC supports positive change and offers guidance and long term direction. To paraphrase the wise Duchess Gloriana, of the Duchy of Grand Fenwick easy answers are worth what you paid for them must, let your roar be heard because in the end its the air we breath, the water we drink, the habitat we share and its the only environment and habitat we have! On the most beautiful city by the sea, make a little history and let you Roar be heard Happy New Year to all Mice and Men. Photo of Anastasia Island beach mouse. Florida Department of Environmental Protection Photo.


The full length of the walk is approximately 1 mile, round trip, and goes through an uneven terrain. Suggested items to bring are binoculars, comfortable walking shoes, camera, drinking water, bug spray, and a smart phone or other GPS devise. This program is free with paid park admission. Meet at the entrance to the Ancient Sand Dunes interpretive trail. TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE December 29, 2012, The Park will host a Walk on the Wild Side, allowing participants to experience various coastal habitats within Anastasia State Park. Join a Park Ranger at 9 a.m. on the last Saturday of each month at Anastasia State Park to observe what life is like on the wild side. This walk starts out with a leisurely stroll through the Maritime Hammock, continuing along Salt Run-our estuarine habitat-then having an intermission and rest room break at the windsurf pavilion. The walk will continue from there along the boardwalk over the Marsh, through the Dunes, and of the walk will discover an assortment fabulous ecosystems of Anastasia, and have an opportunity to increase their knowledge of the parks history and the surrounding area. The full length of the walk is 2.5 miles, round trip. Participants may choose to walk the to shorten the walk, if preferred. Suggested items to bring are binoculars, comfortable walking shoes, camera, drinking water, bug spray, and sunscreen. This program is free with paid park admission. Meet at the Ranger Station. 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 parking is provided throughout the park. For more information, visit, Anastasia State Park 1340A A1A South, St. Augustine, Florida. St. Augustine Beaches News Journal January 2013 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! Grand Opening Beaches Hot Dogs Formally Sweet Treats 701 A1A Beach Blvd. & A Street (904) 471-8026 Want Something different between your BUNS? Your suggestions are DOG GONE important to us... they keep us in business! Beaches Hot Dogs is locally owned & operated. Kim Packo Owner/Operator 10% Discount! Mention you saw this ad in the Beaches News Journal. dogs Ice Cream ISLAND DOG! Tell our advertisers and contributors you saw them in the Beaches News Journal Anastasia State Park (continued from page 1) new restrooms and the renovations of the existing restrooms at the county pier park; planning and overseeing the construction of a 1,700 foot long beach access walkway and the construction of a 600 foot long bulkhead along a section of the citys main drainage canal; working with the county to reduce the size of two sewer pumping stations to lessen their impact on the adjacent neighborhoods; developing with the Finance Director the plan to have the city, not the county, collect the solid waste disposal fee; overseeing numerous road paving projects. And far, far from the least on this long list of projects, it was due largely to Marcs work with a local architect and contractor on the design and construction of the Veterans Memorial in Lakeside Park that the himself. Hed gladly give credit to others, especially the employees of the public works department: the assistant director, Ken Gatchell; the secretary, Ms. Frankie Briggs; the group of long-term employees, Mick Orlando, Tom Large, Richard Gray and Troy Jones, who are the departments stable core; the equipment operators and other employees who, day after day, haul the trash, maintain the parks and rightsof-way, keep clean the citys buildings and other public areas, and do the many basic tasks that are vital for the well-being and safety of the citys residents and visitors. departure of such a unique employee. One ending could be that I never during the past 15 years had any reason to doubt Marcs commitment to the city, to high standards of honesty and integrity, to fairness for his employees and the standard that he set for them: that they do the work the citizens were paying them to do. In keeping with the modest person that Marc is, perhaps the best and only way to end my little piece here is simply to say: thanks. Thanks (continued from page 5)


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East of the Intracoastal. Call us for the BEST rate for which you qualify. Quotes ar e subject to Underwriting Guidelines. St. Augustine Beaches News Journal July 2012 Issue Lamb with Cilantro & Cumin Crust Contemporary Italian Grill Brunch on Saturday & Sunday old rule of thumb about serving red wine with meat. In this case, the strong green making Sauvignon Blanc the wine of my choice. Lamb with cilantro and cumin crust serves four tenderloins Lean the lamb of all fat and silver skin. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Process the cilantro with the cumin and cayenne pepper in a food processor. Add enough oil, one tbsp. at a time to make a mixture the consistency of jam, processing constantly. Spread the cilantro mixture on the lamb. Let stand at room temperature for at least 40 to 60 min., or in the refrigerator for 8 hrs. or longer. Preheat a gas grill or prepare a charcoal for rare, or until done to taste when tested with the point of a sharp knife. Let stand for several min. Slice and arrange on a warm plate. Your Insurance Coverage Its the year 2013 and time to get all your personal and business affairs in order. Have there been changes in your life during the past 12 months that may warrant a change in your insurance coverage? Health Insurance Is there a new ad dition to the family? The birth of a baby or a new dependent that will need coverage? If youre thinking about switching plans this year, now is the time to start research ing different insurance companies. If you have recently married or divorced, you may need to add or remove your spouse from coverage, or acquire coverage in the event your former spouse has discontin ued your coverage. January is also a good time to open a Health Savings Account to save pre-tax money on insurance co-payments and out-of-pocket expenses. Auto Insurance If you have a new teenage driver in your household, check with your agent about auto insurance dis counts for students with good grades and a good driving record. Your Insurance agent can give you some basic tips on how to get the best deal and save money. Auto Insurance companies base some discounts on the less miles you drive each year. If youve recently entered retire ment, ask about changing your level of coverage, which may translate into dis counts on insurance premiums. Also, if youre thinking about chang ing cars, check with your insurance agent By Jane Tucker, First Florida Insurance about types of autos that may effect your premium rates. High performance sports cars cost more to insure because they are involved in more accidents, and they cost more to repair. Check to see if the car model youre shopping for is more likely to be stolen. Certain models carry stiff insurance costs. 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We are in our Off Season if there is such a phrase. Hope everybody had a good holiday, we took some time off, closed the store for a week, let the employees have some well deserved time away from here. Happy New Year Mow, Whats going on with you? Not much going this time of the year, this month I thought we could talk in 1830 a German Physician named Bernard Heine. The Osteotome. this clever master of prosthetics had in fact invented the chain saw. The Osteotome made it easy to cut through hard bone without the impact of a hammer and chisel or the jolts of a reciprocating saw. The links of the chain carried small cutting teeth with the edges set at an angle; the chain was moved around a guiding blade by turning the handle of the sprocket wheel. Several major manufacturers of chain saws claim to have invented the would pre-date them all. I did not know that I would have said Stihl or maybe McCullough. Who invented the Well actually not one person was involved, but two. What would a Chain Saw be without the chain? Joseph Buford Cox invented what is known as the chipper type chain for chain saws. He based his design on the C shaped jaws of the larva of the Timber Beatle. And later, with his wife, founded the Oregon Saw Chain at 130 pounds it required two people to operate it. And then in 1929 Stihl built the worlds Although there are several variables in the Chain Saw industry, with other named brands, nothing says Chain Saw like a Stihl Chain Saw, Stop by Power House and check out the full line of Stihl Chain Saws and if you get one now, we will throw in a Carrying Case for half price, just mention this article. Thats all the time we have now, Thanks for the input Mow. So until next month, remember St Augustine Power House is located at 125 Pope Road right here on the island. Visit us at and if you have any questions for Mow email him Answering questions about Home Owner lawn equipment. Featuring Mow St Augustine Power House spokes person. St. Augustine Beaches News Journal January 2013 10 By Rob Stanborough PT, DPT, MHSc, MTC, CMTPT, FAAOMPT First Coast Rehabilitation (904) 829-3411 Im Afraid if I Move it will Hurt indoor Fitness room I cant tell you how many times Ive heard patients, friends or family ask Is it okay to move when it hurts? The answer lies in the cause of the pain and whether it is good pain or bad pain. (Keep reading, Im not talking about no pain, no gain.) Can pain be good? The emotional response is a resounding NO. The sensory response is sometimes. Herein lies the discussion of this column. How can pain be good? Its certainly not pleasant. In fact the International pain as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential damage, or described in terms of such damage. Simply put it means pain has two components, 1) sensory and 2) emotional, which are triggered by actual or potential thumb. Potential damage causes one to put hands in the pockets when any hammer is in sight. So, can pain be good? YES, but keep reading. Pain can protect instantaneously, especially if we touch something hot. It is pain that causes the withdrawal, hopefully minimizing the damage. Pain can protect us over the long haul. If I slip and fall on a wet surface, the pain will cause be to proceed with caution next time as to avoid another painful experience. If swelling is a result of the fall, I will move cautiously so the tissues have a chance to heal, but I should move. Therefore, is all pain good? The answer is no. Pain can be bad when it is not understood and life changing. By polarizing, I mean it causes one not to move, producing changes in function. In all the examples provided above the cause of the pain is understood and therefore not polarizing. The longer one is in pain or worse, not understood, it becomes neuropathic. Neuropathic pain is a result of changes in the nervous system. Neuropathic pain does not require tissue damage and can be quite debilitating. How can you tell the difference? Acute pain, that which is a result of a mechanical, chemical or temperature stimulus should be immediate, protective and proportional. It should also be short in duration. Sub-acute pain may last hours to days, is protective and usually resolved with tissue recovery. Chronic or neuropathic pain is persistent and may be experienced in the absence of tissue damage. Because no mechanical explanation can be given, fear of movement becomes a proponent. The explanation provided is not meant to be exhaustive but may help you better understand your pain. It is always advisable to consult your MD, PT or OT. They can help determine whether the pain experience is normal, neuropathic or something else. Age is not necessary a cause of pain but well leave that for another column. Rob Stanborough is a physical therapists, president and co-owner of First Coast Rehabilitation. He is coauthor of Myofascial Manipulation: Theory & Application, 3rd ed by Proed Inc. He has been in practice for over 13 years, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual number of soft tissue techniques. Professional Packing, Shipping & Mailing Service Center (904)460-0022 With Safe ShipYou Have Options For info & directions please see Join us for our FREE travel club get together. It will be held on Wed., January 9, 2013, at 3:00p.m. at the Southeast Branch Library. The feature of the afternoon will be on Iran. The main focus of the Club is to educate, inform, and enjoy armchair travel. The Travel Club is open to all St.Augustine residents, free of charge. We also would be happy to help you plan your trips to any destination as a free service of our expertise. Group travel can be arranged if enough members are interested. Your host is Peter Dytrych. Call 904 797-3736 for additional information. The Travel Club IRAN Get to know the works of Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh and other great artists. St. Johns River State College will offer two non-credit art history classes on the St. Augustine campus this spring: Art History I An intriguing adventure of art from Pre-Historic times through Late Antiquity. Discover the motivations and aesthetics that have driven humankind to create wonderful works of art. Art History II An exhilarating study of the art of the Western World, from Gothic Art through the art of the late 19th century. Explore what stimulated the culture and artists to create such extraordinary works of art in paintings, sculpture, architecture and graphic arts. The classes will be taught by local artist and Florida School of the Arts instructor David Ouellette. Classes will be held on Fridays, from January 18 through March 22. Art History I classes will be held from 2:30 3:30 p.m., and Art History II classes will be held from 4:00 5:00 p.m. Registration for the non-credit art history courses is $45.00 per course. Spaces are available, and registration will be accepted through January 16. There are no requirements or prerequisites to register for these courses. Call (386) 312-4211 for more information. Art History Classes in St. Augustine 8 Ocean Trace Road St. Augustine, FL 32080 Atlantic Beach & Tennis Club


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12 St. Augustine Beaches News Journal January 2013 Top Producer For Watson Watson Realty Corp. St. Augustine Beach Elaine Wallace Broker/Associate, PA 2008 Best Real Estate Agency Choose Watson. Get More. TOP PRODUCER St. Augustines Top Producer, Eaine Wallace, has hit a level of achievement in real estate that few agents reach. Buying or selling, let Elaine put her experience to work for you. BEAUTIFUL ESTATE HOME IN PALENCIA. 1788 North Loop Pkwy. This gorgeous home is located in a gated section of Palencia, it has 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3 car Mother-in-law suite. 5th bedroom on media room. Large kitchen with 41 uppers, great appliances, amazing amount of counter space. David Weekly home with childrens retreat. Views galore with water views to make you feel you are in your own private island. The screened outdoor space with pool and Jacuzzi makes you feel you are on a constant vacation. $599,000. SEA COLONY GEM. 713 Ocean Palm. Wow! Is the only word to describe this beautiful ocean view sea worthy gem. include full house vinyl clad wrap barrier, cellulose insulation, 3 instant hot water units and a 6 zone Lennox HEPA/HVAC system for maximum comfort, hardwood and stone private courtyard with pool, steps from the describe this house. $1,490,000. PELICAN REEF LOTS FOR SALE! 136 Spoonbill Point $120,000 117 Spoonbill point $ 69,900 SEA COLONY LOTS FOR SALE! 892 Ocean Palm Way $125,000 887 Ocean Palm Way $149.00 GREAT LOTS FOR SALE! GRAND OAKS ESTATE 109 Grand Oaks $169,000 ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE OCEAN 225 Dondanville Rd. $ 99,900 ANATASIA DUNES 353 Ocean Forrest Dr. $174,900 OCEANFRONT HOME IN SEA COLONY 716 Ocean Palm Way. Amazing panoramic views from 4BR/5BA European style home with in-ground pool and numerous upgrades. Great architectural features, high end shell concrete walk, privacy wall, premium lighting, quality cabinets, stone countertops, tumbled travertine stone community in St. Augustine Beach. $2,150,000 OCEAN FRONT SAND DOLLAR END UNIT 8050 A1A S. Unit 308. This beautiful 3BRM/2BTH condo has large windows, lots of natural condo to enjoy year round. Third with views galore of the intracoastal and ocean. Building offers parking, Complex has elevators, tennis, storage area. $469,000. OCEAN GRANDE CONDO SERENATA BEACH 415 N. Ocean Grande Unit 203, located in a serene and peaceful setting, this like new 3BR/3BA unit has upgrades galore. Chefs kitchen has center island, granite countertops and 42 maple winter evenings. Gas grill on large screened porch overlooking the marsh and Intracoastal for spectacular views. Tranquility and beauty in Ponte Vedra awaits you! $409,000. 464 Ocean Grove Cir. in Sea Colony of St. Augustine Bch. 4BR/4.5BA and over 3,000 sq ft of luxury. This home free materials available. Hurricane resistant windows to 125MPH, upscale kitchen with granite, warming oven, wine cooler, SS appliances and more. Everything a great beach home should be. Gated oceanfront community offers beach walkovers, pool and clubhouse. $1,190,000. BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM HOME IN SEA COLONY 441 Ocean Grove Circle with the discriminating buyer. One of the largest gourmet chef's kitchens you'll ever see w/ built-in China cabinet. Top of the line materials used throughout. Upscale features include: zone a/c and upscale baths w/travertine. Also for spectacular panoramic views. Home has own irrigation system. A great buy! $1,075,000. BEAUTIFUL BEACH HOUSE. 12 Sandpiper Dr. Live the good life and enjoy the sounds and breezes of St Augustine Beach Just 3 houses away from the ocean. Many updates include new a/c 15 seer 5 T, new paint, 2005 roof, and windows. This beach home features 4 large bedrooms/3 baths with oversized garage. A must see! $440,000. SUPERIOR CLASSIC oceanfront estate built by top builder EC Kenyon in prestigious gated Sea Colony. Over 7000 sq ft of exquisite lavishly detailed home with top of the line products including Andersen windows and doors. This elegant castle in the sand features high ceilings views of the Atlantic Ocean. Unique spiral staircase to the tower room in the sky. Full suite great room, custom cabinetry throughout, gas sunrises in this serene and beautiful neighborhood of Old Florida style homes. $ 2,150,000. 1165 Overdale Road. Walk to the beach from this beautiful Key West style home with upgrades galore. this one story home has the most fantastic lay out! Porches in the front and back of the home captures the sea breezes for relaxing after a long day! $289,000 THIS MAGNIFICENT HOME. 3457 Kings Road S. This beautiful 4BR/2BA home is better than new and shows like a model. Travertine area. All stainless steel appliances and corian kitchen countertops. Custom designed double front door. Home is block constructions, has a sprinkler system and well. This home is one of the most attactive homes in Oakbrook. Come live among nature JUST LISTED WALK TO THE OCEAN! 400 Night Hawk Lane. A must see! Walk to the ocean from this elegant Island Hammock home in the most serene and peaceful gated neighborhood with majestic oaks. Concrete block kitchen and all baths. The Florida room overlooks the heated pool area. This stately home features a gorgeous yard with tall oaks that includes a secret garden! $749,000. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCA TION!!! 176 Bay Bridge Drive. Great location on the Island. Close to shop ping, grocery shopping, doctors, res taurannts and more. This immaculate Island home has 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 area. Upstairs den with bedrooms and 2 baths. This property is within walking and biking of the ocean. $249,000 PENDING JUST LISTED REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED