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Beaches News Journal 1965 A1A SOUTH #180 ST AUGUSTINE, FL 32080-6509 News Journal St.Au Connections I Arbor Day: Cel ebration Whats Inside The This Month Age just a matter of time PRSRT SDT US POSTAGE PAID ST. AUGUSTINE, FL PERMIT #132 NEWS FOR AND ABOUT RESIDENTS OF THE ST. AUGUSTINE BEACHES AREA Study Up On College Savings Vehicles City Hall Update Secret Lives St.AugustineBeaches Police Chief of St. Augustine Beach stated, After assuming the responsibilities as the Police Chief for the St. Augustine Beach Police Department I recognized a need for a more effective multi-purposed way to patrol our beaches. With our current all-terrain vehicle, (ATV) only the driver is allowed on the vehicle. This poses a problem when we need to provide additional services i.e., transporting a together while on beach patrol. citizens and tourists the best, I received some great advice from Sgt. Briggs, drive his assigned all-terrain vehicles, which quickly helped us assess our needs. I then met with Billy Zeits, whom is with the Beach (continued on page 4) At its May 6, 2013 meeting, the St. Augustine Beach city commission did the following: a. Heard an update report from the city's part-time events coordinator, Mr. Michael Cunningham, on his activities to organize and promote events in the city. The commission also approved several of his requests for use of social media and links to events being presented in the city by b. Heard the results of an off-beach parking study in the city conducted by a consultant working for the county. The city agreed to pay the consultant $6,200 for the study. The study proposed that the following areas be considered for off-beach parking: 8th Street right-of-way and plaza west of A1A Beach Boulevard, the 8th Street plaza east of the Boulevard, the plazas on the Boulevard's west side between A and 1st Streets, and the east end of Versaggi Drive in the Linda Mar subdivision. The city already is making improvements to the plaza on 8th Street east of the Boulevard. The commission said it wouldn't support making a parking lot at the east end of Versaggi Drive. The county's consultant will meet with the city's public works director, Mr. Joe Howell, to discuss the points Mr. Howell raised in his review of the study. On a related matter: The commission approved the county moving forward to obtain a state permit to improve the parking area at the east end of Pope Road. c. Approved a resolution to support the updating of the Northeast Florida Regional Council's strategic policy plan. d. Heard an analysis of the audit report Year 2012 by a representative from Purvis Gray and Company, the city's auditing practices with the (continued on page 3) The staff and students of The Dance Company are currently preparing for their 20th anniversary dance concerts next month and are celebrating the rich history of the non-profit dance studio. Established in 1993, The Dance Com pany was founded by Artistic Di rector Carole Dickens, who now leads the dance depart ment at Mur ray Middle School Center for the Arts. Dickens re calls the early years of the studio saying, school with Monika Macbeth as our master ballet instructor and were one of the first studios in the state to offer modern, taught by Ellie Potts Barrett. At the time, it was and Macbeth offered their expertise to help build the school, and they are currently still master instructors at The Dance Company ens recollects. Today, The Dance Compa ny has grown to nearly 300 students and is now located at the Cultural Arts Center overlooking St. Augustine Beach. Current Artistic Director Stephanie Bur khardt was one of the original students at the studio and recalls the transformations the throughout the years has been the quality of instructors at the studio and the passion they bring to the art very proud to now be work ing alongside the people who sparked this Burkhardt is not the only alum nus to return to the studio where she trained. Every year, the studio continues to welcome back alumni, many of who return to teach classes as master instructors them selves. Others are now bringing their own children to take classes at the studio. After producing dozens of concerts for thousands of viewers, The Dance Company does not seem to be slowing down any time scheduled for later this year and multiple guest artists scheduled for the summer, 2013 is sure to be a memorable year at The Dance Company. (continued on page 2) The Dance Company Prepares for 20th Anniversary Dance Concerts June 2013 Homeowners Insurance


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal June 2013 2 News From Around St. Johns County St. Augustine Crescent Beach ATLANTIC OCEAN St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Shores Love at First Sight! 471-1023 Open Tues Fri 10 6 pm Sat 10 4 pm 1021 A1A Beach Blvd. Anastasia Publix Plaza St. Augustine Beach 1965 A1A S, St. Augustine, FL 32080 #180 Todd Logsdon General Manager (904) 505-0301 Email: Cliff Logsdon Publisher/Editor (904) 607-1410 Email: Online at 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, 1965 A1A South #180m, St. Augustine Beach, Florida 32080-6509. 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 1965 A1A South #180, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080-6509. 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 News Journal St.AugustineBeaches The Dance Company currently offers classes in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, acrobat ics, hip-hop, and musical theatre from dance instructors throughout the area. There is an evening concert featuring the studios prestigious Performance Ensemble on June 8 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College at 7pm. There will be a reception preced ing the concert with food and beverages at 5:00pm at the future home of the Childrens Museum of St. Johns. Alumni, friends, com munity supporters, and locals are all invited and encouraged to attend the occasion to celebrate the past and see where The Dance Company is today. Dancers will also have matinee performances in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College on June 8 and 9 at 1pm. Please visit to pur chase tickets online. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the show. For more information, please visit www. or call 471-4946. The Dance Company Prepares for 20th Anniversary Dance Concerts (continued from page 1) The Friends of A1A has produced six new videos designed to attract more cycling visitors to the 72-mile Scenic & Historic A1A Coastal Byway that travels through St. Johns and Flagler counties and includes one of the few routes in Northeast Florida in which bicyclists can cruise along the Atlantic Ocean and have a direct view of the water. Safety Along A1A, features numerous cycling routes, off-road trails, historical areas and scenic vistas to assist bicyclists in their journey. preserves, and enhances resources along the A1A National Scenic Byway. This citizens advocacy group collaborates with municipalities, governmental agencies and other civic groups to maintain and improve resourcesalong the A1A corridor. All of the cycling videos are on YouTube and are less than three minutes in length. They can be viewed at: The videos feature the local areas with interviews from cyclists who use the Byway and businesses geared toward cycling. Friends of A1A Promotes Videos Promoting Travel Club St. Augustine Travel Club Presents Join us for our FREE travel club get together. It will be held on Wednesday, June 12, at 3:00p.m. at the Southeast Branch Library. The feature of the afternoon will be Stockholm and Helsinki. 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. ATTENTION MARINES Th e Oldest City Detachment of the Marine Corps League will be meeting on June 4, 2013 at 1900 (7:00pm). at the Elks Lodge. Please contact Walter Mosher at 904-315-0392 or email me at The Oldest City Unit Marine Corps Marine Corps League and Womens Auxiliary Meetings League Womens Auxiliary monthly of each month at the Elks Lodge at 7:00 pm. If you would like to attend one of our meetings, please e-mail Ellen Maguire, PresidentMCLA at or call 904-315-6870. Council On Aging Programs Include Grief Support, Financial Assistance For Seniors The Council On Aging offers a variety of classes and programs for seniors. Below are some of the programs and events offered at the Council On Aging. with Community Hospice meets on the 4th Friday of each month. Call 209-3655 to sign up. Memory Enhancement Program Offered at locations throughout St. Augustine on Thursday afternoons including at St. Augustine Shores United Methodist Church. over and who is eligible for government benefits, you may qualify to receive assistance with your rent, mortgage or utility bills. Applicants must meet Federal Poverty Level income requirements. to homebound seniors in the St. Augustine area any morning Monday through Friday. Volunteers are needed to package meals on wheels at the Coastal Community Center on Tuesday, requirements. Connection coaches are needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to help with activities. Volunteers are also needed to help decorate the center for special events, such as holidays and parties. A volunteer clerical assistant is needed in the Travel Department on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Good telephone and communication knowledge is preferred. A volunteer licensed hairdresser morning, Monday through Friday. Volunteer receptionists Coastal Community Center. Morning and afternoon hours are available. Office experience and good communication skills are required. Volunteers are needed in the light bulb, fix a leak, hang a curtain, install a tub safety bar or even build a hand rail or repair a stair. No roof is available if required. All material own schedule. To volunteer or for more information call 209-3686 or Fitness room Atlantic Beach & Tennis Club


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal June 2013 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 INTRACOASTAL Luxury 1-acre home site with newer dock. Premium Crescent Beach location. Gate and bulkhead. Approx.100 x 584. Public beach access nearby. $725,000 PALENCIA CONDO Elegant single-level condo with screened lanai on premium top service to ground level 2-car garage. 2BR/2BA 1550 sf. $145,900. Move-in Ready. MLS141304 904.461.9066 Laura Radford Novotny, PA Broker-Associate OCEAN FRONT LOT Rarely available ocean front lot tucked into a high dune in the quaint seaside community of Seascape in north Crescent Beach. 52 ft frontage Lot 14 $475,000. The City of St. Augustine Beach has tw o new employee. First, Ms. Cathy Benson is the new Deputy City Clerk. She replaces Ms. Ms. Benson brings extensive experience in the specialized city clerk profession in Florida. She was eight years the city clerk for Safety Harbor, and-a-half years as the assistant to the city manager/clerk for South Daytona. She holds the from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. She and her husband have moved to the St. Augustine area, where they are having a house built. We also welcome Mr. Joe Howell as the city's new Public Works Director. He replaces Mr. Marc Chattin, who retired at the end of 2012. Mr. Howell is a registered professional engineer in Florida. He has worked on a variety of civil engineering projects in both the private and public sectors in Florida, and supervised the Street, Stormwater, Engineering and Fleet divisions for the city of Casselberry, Florida. He and his family currently live in Orlando. They'll be moving to the St. Augustine area this coming summer. 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 your e-mail address, may be subject to public disclosure. city's handling of the public's money. e. Heard a report from a representative of the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization improvement program. f. Discussed at length with a representative proposal to install red light cameras at certain intersections on State Road A1A in the city. The commission decided it needed more information, especially about the pros and cons of red light camera use in other cities. The police chief, Robert Hardwick, will get this information. Boulevard and 2nd Avenue in the block bordered by 9th and 10th Streets; the second to restrict the location of communication towers in the city. h. Approved two proclamations: to declare May as Older Americans Month, and to declare May 1925 as National Public Works Week in the city. i. Approved the following matters concerning the review of the city's charter that's to begin later this year: approved the letter of engagement with Ms. Marilyn Crotty, who will be the charter view committee's facilitator; approved the city attorney preparing a resolution to establish rules governing the committee; decided to have each commissioner appoint a member to the committee at the commission's June 3rd meeting, and to have a special meeting on June 17th at 7:00 p.m. for the commission to interview and approve by majority j. Directed the city manager to ask the city's grant writing consultant to explore grants for the following purposes: to acquire the remaining 4.5 oceanfront acres of the former Maratea subdivision, to beautify A1A Beach Boulevard, to put underground the utility lines along the Boulevard, to purchase lighting devices for pedestrians crossing the Boulevard, and for the designation and preservation of historic structures in the city, including the former city hall. prohibit pets and other activities at the city's Splash Park. l. Postponed to the June 3rd meeting a decision whether to approve the 2nd Avenue/10th Street drainage project, which will replace the ditch on the east side of 2nd Avenue between B and 10th Streets with a pipe. Residents adjacent to the project area invited to a public hearing on June 3rd. m. Postponed to the June 3rd meeting the remaining topics on the agenda: the discussion regarding changes to the city's building height regulations; the review of the proposed changes to the overlay district regulations; the review of of guidelines for the writing of articles and news advisory committee. The Commission's June 3rd meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the city hall at 2200 A1A South. The public is invited to attend. New City Employees Joe Howell, Public Works Director Recently at the 15th Annual Crime Stoppers within the 7th Judicial Circuit, (Putnam, St. Johns, Hammonds was selected by the command staff to represent our agency as our nominee. At the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach with a packed house of Police Chiefs, Sheriffs, the State Attorney, the Secretary from the Department of Corrections, and numerous other dignitaries, of the Year. St. Augustine Beach Police Chief Robert Hardwich stated, Congratulations to the good work and continue to set the standard.


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal June 2013 4 Bill Jones, President S. Gary Snodgrass, Mayor City of St. Augustine Beach, FL Message from the Mayor St. Augustine Beach Civic Association Professional Packing, Shipping & Mailing Service Center (904)460-0022 With Safe ShipYou Have Options For info & directions please see Tell our advertisers and contributors you saw them in the Beaches News Journal Residential/Commercial Prompt, Reliable Service Licensed & Insured Call Us At Wednesdays at Pier Park Contemporary Italian Grill 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. Greetings fellow citizens! Here are some comments about important developments within our City: City Charter Review As outlined previously, the City must formally review its Charter for possible embark upon this process later this year. Proposed charter changes, if any, approved by the City Commission will be presented for a general vote of the citys registered voters in the fall of 2014. During the interim, a Charter Review Committee composed of citizens (to be selected by the City Commission in June 2013) will be established to review the Citys Charter and submit any recommended changes to the Commission. To ensure that the charter review process is handled in an effective and objective manner, the City has engaged Ms. Marilyn Crotty, Director, Florida Institute of Government, University of Central Florida to facilitate the effort. During a recent presentation to the City Commission, Ms. Crotty made these observations about characteristics of good city charters: constitution in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The charter should not be based on individuals or personalities in longer view in mind. and compact. They should be readable and understandable. consistent, uniform and unambiguous. but free of details offering basic structure of local government. to the Commission to address evolving circumstances through establishment of Ordinances. friendly. As this initiative evolves, we encourage citizen involvement. All Charter Review Committee meetings will be open to the public with ample opportunity throughout the period for citizen input. Police Department Update At its December 3, 2012 meeting, the Commission approved a motion requiring that the new Police Chief conduct a comprehensive assessment of the Police Department including its policies, procedures needs and related issues, and that he submit recommendations to this Board by July 1, 2013. The Commission expects Police Chief Robert Hardwick to submit his report within the next month for review by and discussion with the City Commission at its July meeting. Strategic Planning Update In April 2012, the Commission and City Staff met in a one-day workshop to discuss our vision for the future. At that time, we assessed the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges facing St. Augustine Beach. We addressed in the planning horizon (3 to 5 years) and incorporated the list into seven broad, under each goal. Priorities were selected for implementation in such areas as pay and City employees; review of land development regulations and parking; public safety and infrastructure initiatives including updating the storm water master plan and developing parks; reviewing investments, reserves and fund balances; updating a comprehensive economic development plan (and economic philosophy); and a review of inter-local agreements with various governmental bodies. An update report on the status of these and other initiatives will be made at the July and August Commission meetings. 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 Services for St. Johns County. Billy Zeits said Beach Services would reimburse us for the purchase of an all-terrain vehicle because its primary use would be for beach patrol. We decided on the Polaris Ranger and made the purchase from First Coast Power Sports of St. Augustine. Dealing with the General Manager, Shannon Ashley of Power Sports was a great experience and she made the purchase seamless. We then took the Polaris to Alein Brown at Signs Now for some ideas St. Augustine Beach Polaris (continued from page 1) The St. Augustine Beach Pier Park is a great community asset to provide a venue for the events are conducted by many volunteers to make these events successful. Major events during the spring and summer is the Taste of the Beach and the Wednesday Morning Market from 8:00 a.m 12:30 p.m every Wednesday morning and Music by the Sea every Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m through September. The Taste of the Beach just concluded May 19 with great food and a great crowd. This is a major event to support Play It Forward is in need of Instrument and cash donations. Previously used instruments can be brought to St. Augustine Jazz Society events ( calender.html). Donation will help reach more local students as we partner together to bring the Gift of Music to every home in St. Johns County. To learn more about Play It Forward we suggest picking up the St. Johns Parent Magazine. An extensive article will come out in the August Issue with a mention of the program in June. Play It Forward exists Music Instructors and Band Directors. For more information call Sterry Piano Company at 829-9829 or go to the Play It Forward link on our home page: on how to mark the Polaris so the public know its a law enforcement vehicle. Gina Vargas, whom is the production supervisor with Signs Now quickly took on the task and produced a professional look that sets the standard. All of the including myself attended training and operate the Polaris. The Ranger Polaris is now actively patrolling our beaches on a regular basis.


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal June 2013 5 By Max Royle St. Augustine Beach City Manager CONNECTIONS I This is a true tale from the primeval, preInternet/satellite telephone era. The tale will bring you to live in a country far from the U.S., one that had a history and culture unlike anything you had experienced before. It will pose this question: As the technological limitations of that era isolated you from your home country, how that foreign land, so that the unfamiliar became familiar and your overpowering awareness that you were an alien was diminished? Not easily is the basic, simple answer. In 1964, I was a member of a group of 30 or so recent American university graduates who were recipients of a Fulbright grant to study and teach for the academic year in India. On June 18th, a mere 48 hours after leaving New York City, an Air India Boeing 707, an example of the most advanced commercial aviation technology of the time, brought us nave youngsters to New Delhi and a world that was a fascinating mixture of the 20th, 19th and centuries going back to pre-biblical times. When we landed at 5 a.m., the temperature was 85 degrees Fahrenheit. It would rise that day to 110 searing degrees, which was average before the arrival of the cooling monsoon rains in July. During the un-air conditioned bus ride into the city, our senses were overwhelmed by the heat and maelstromic chaos of the streets: wandering sacred cows, some lying in the road, placidly chewing their cud; wild monkeys pulled by donkeys, horses, people; porters, men and women, balancing huge loads on their heads with a regal posture that runway fashion models (and parents) would envy; three-wheel auto rickshaw taxis, painted yellow and black, crowding the streets like swarms of angry beetles; trucks, buses, cars in various stages of repair, horns blaring, belching thick plumes of exhaust smoke, their drivers making kamikaze feints at each other as they jostled to advance an eddying, pulsating mass of people: walking, bicycling, talking, eating, working, the women dressed in saris of a kaleidoscope of colors, the men more plainly in white or brown shirts, brown or black pants or shorts, or the white, diaphanous garment called a dhoti that Mahatma Gandhi had worn when he led Indias rebellion against Great Britain. And over all of this a choking, opaque haze, the combination of dust blown by the superheated wind and the exhaust smoke from the vehicles, that made what we were seeing seem distant, dreamlike, other worldly. The Fulbright Foundation did its best to help us adjust. We were taken later that day by overnight train and bus to a resort city 6,000 feet up in the sub-Himalayans, where we spent three cool weeks at a rustic YMCA, learning about Indias history, culture, religions, customs, and adjusting to the foods and overcoming the inevitable stomach upsets. Learning was easy, as we had recently been students. There was another week of orientation, after the monsoon had started, at a conference center in New monuments as the Taj Mahal. Being tourists we wouldnt have the Foundations paternalistic buffering, when wed have to face India on its terms. The Foundations director divided us into groups of four. I was sent with Keith and Bill from Yale, and Wendell from Rice University in Texas, to a university outside the city of Anand in the western state of Gujarat, 300 miles north of Bombay. We lived according to the standards of an urban, middle class Indian family at that time, which meant: a small, two-story, concrete block bungalow with electricity, piped water, ceiling fans, minimal furniture, an in-house bathroom for our food and prepare it daily, a two-burner kerosene stove and bicycles for transportation. Our bungalow didnt have air conditioning, a refrigerator, hot water heater and window screens. (At night, my bedroom ceiling fan on at full speed blew the mosquitoes off course.) There was no TV, no telephone service, not even locally, and, of course, no internet, emails, Twitter, Facebook. Snail mail letters from home might arrive once or twice a month. Shortwave radio brought us BBC and Voice of American broadcasts. That was all. There were no English language newspapers, magazines or movies. Fortunately, we found a bookstore in Anand that had on its dusty shelves an abundance of paperback books of English literature classics. We accepted that the lack of material comforts was meant to prevent barriers between us and the Indians with whom we interacted daily. But barriers of a non-material kind remained and they made us intensely aware that we were the other, the outsiders. This awareness was strengthened by the staring we experienced wherever we went. That the children stared from curiosity we could accept; but the staring by the men we initially perceived as hostility. Even when we learned that the men also were merely curious about us, we still didnt like being stared at like zoo animals. Indian women also stared, but much more subtly. Indian friends told us never to acknowledge such stares, and never to speak to the women, unless invited to by a father, husband, brother or other male relative. Relations between the genders perplexed us. Kissing in Indian movies wasnt allowed by the censors, and displays of affection in public, even between husbands and wives, werent culturally acceptable. We learned that Indian marriages were arranged by the parents. A husband and w3ife were supposed to fall in love sometime after the wedding ceremony. The university was coeducation but classes were separated by gender and taught by gender appropriate teachers. There was no socializing and no dating, at least openly, by male and female students. I was amused, though, to see that the barbed wire fence atop the concrete block wall around the girls dormitory was slanted inward, as if to keep the girls from escaping at night. Equally mystifying was Indias caste system. Its much too complex for an explanation here. We four Americans read about it, tried to understand it, but our country had taught us that by hard work and using opportunities. The caste system was directly the opposite: a persons social status and access to opportunities could be frozen for life by the mere accident of birth and the type of work his or her family had done for generations. The caste system affected us personally. Wed invite colleagues to our home for a meal. Theyd accept the invitation, but never arrive. We learned that Indians considered it rude to say no directly to a request. We thought our colleagues were rude for being no-shows. We also learned that our higher caste Hindu associates had two strong opinions about us: We ate meat, which they regarded as anathema, though the meals we invited them to share with us were vegetarian. Much more serious, our cook was a man from the Untouchable caste, a compound anathema, as our colleagues considered any meal prepared by him to be unclean, both hygienically and spiritually, We could have hired an upper caste Hindu cook, but then wed have had only vegetarian meals. While we were willing to make adjustments to life in India, there were limits, and food chicken curry and his water buffalo burgers, which, when smothered by canned Indian tomato paste masquerading as American ketchup, tasted (when we closed our eyes) almost, if not exactly quite, like hamburgers. Perhaps the basic cause for our sense of alienation and being so apart from the life we daily observed was our realization that, for the Not because we were only four in number, but because the immutable characteristics of skin color and nationality so starkly stamped us as such. These characteristics put us in a caste, sub caste, and religion. To overcome that oppressive sense of being the aliens, between us and India. That will be the theme of next months essay. Isabell G. Oxford DMD General Dentist (white) Fillings & Partials Gregory E. Oxford Dental Associates 100 Whetstone Place Suite 308 St. Augustine, FL 810-2345 "Proudly Serving St. Augustine for 16 years! 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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal June 2013 6 Financial Focus Information Provided By Edward Jones 4108 A1A South St. Augustine, FL 32080 904 460 1200 Member SIPC MAKING SENSE OF INVESTING For a freed, personalized college cost report, call or visit today. You Havent Saved Enough for College. Study Up on College Savings Vehicles Spiritually Speaking By Fr. Nicholas A. Marziani, D. Min. St. James Church Services of Holy Eucharist Saturdays 4:30 pm St. Augustine House of Prayer 34 Ocean Avenue St. Augustine, FL 32084 Secret Lives Pastor, St. James Church, a Catholic Community of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter Connie Reep Financial Advisor Ben Reep Financial Advisor Another school year is drawing to a close so if you have young children, theyre one year closer to the day when they head off to college. And both you and your children need to prepare for that day. Your kids can do so by developing good study habits. As for you, its never too soon to start preparing for the high costs of higher education. Just how costly is college? According 2012-13 academic year, the average cost for one year at an in-state four-year public school is $22,261; for a private school, the comparable expense is $43,289. And if college costs continue rising faster than increase substantially in the years ahead. Of course, its entirely possible that your kids will receive some scholarships or out-of-pocket price tag. Nonetheless, its probably a good idea not to count on your offspring getting a full ride to school which means that you may want to start exploring college-savings vehicles. Fortunately, you have some attractive options, one of which is a 529 plan. When you contribute to a 529 plan, your earnings accumulate tax free, provided expenses. (Keep in mind, though, that 529 expenses may be subject to federal and state income tax and a 10% IRS penalty.) Furthermore, your 529 plan contributions may be deductible from your state taxes. However, 529 plans vary, so be sure to check with your tax advisor regarding deductibility. one thing, the lifetime contribution limits for 529 plans are quite generous; while these limits vary by state, some plans allow contributions well in excess of $200,000. against college or vocational school, you can transfer the unused funds to another family member, tax and penalty free. While a 529 plan may be a good choice for building resources for college, its certainly not the only choice. For example, a Coverdell Education Savings Account, like a 529 plan, can generate tax-free earnings if the money is used for higher education expenses. However, you can typically only put in a maximum of $2,000 per year to a Coverdell account. Another college-savings possibility is a custodial account, known as an UGMA no contribution limits, and may have an consider investing in a zero-coupon bond that matures just when your child is ready for college. Unlike other bonds, you wont receive regular interest payments with a zerocoupon bond, but you purchase it at a deep factor to be worth considering. (Be aware, though, that even though you dont actually receive the interest payments annually, youll still be liable for the taxes on them, so before purchasing a zero coupon bond, consult with your tax advisor). Whichever college-savings vehicles you choose, try to put them to work as early as you can. Before tomorrows college freshmen. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Graduation Is No Time to Learn the corner. Fortunately, Edward Jones can help you put together a strategy to save and pay for college. Using our education funding tool, we can estimate future expenses at more than 3,000 schools and then recommend a needs. Remember, the longer you put off preparing for college, the harder itll be to pay for it. Back in 1996 a priest under whom I served as associate rector of an Episcopal Church out in West Texas told me of an occasion not long before when as a spoof somebody put a large anonymous ad in a British newspaper that only contained the following words: ALL IS DISCOVERED FLEE IMMEDIATELY! Fr. Jon said the Queens realm had blown town, thencurrent whereabouts unknown. We had been talking about the kind of double lives that some people live in connection with a Lenten sermon series we were working on, and he conveyed that story as an illustration of human duplicity. Mind you, nobody had been named in the ad, indeed, it started as a practical joke. Yet a handful of people with apparent guilty consciences thought it might have possibly applied to them, and took what they thought to be prudent evasive action. As a nation indeed, as a race of beings we continue to behave like the Casablanca. Im shocked, shocked to learn that theres gambling going on in this establishment he announces as he proceeds to shut down Ricks Caf American, whereupon the backroom attendant hands him his money saying, your winnings, sir. We all laughed at that line, but the laugh may really be on us. The fact is that duplicity and double lives characterize human life and evidently always has. For all that, were shocked, shocked to learn that terrorists live under our noses as occurred with the Boston Marathon, or that betrayed or Petraeusd us or that sexual slavery still goes on in our own fair towns, as with the most recent revelation of the same in Cleveland, Ohio. USA TODAY ran a half page feature article back on March 13th of this year on the subject of dishonesty, quoting a professor emeritus of psychology its regarded more as a social norm. many folks these days sport sunglasses inside as well as outside even when its completely overcast, or raining! Ditto for egregious and illegal excessive tinting of automobile window glass. Beyond just appearing to be cool, all of this hiding from each other is rather a symptom of a deeper societal problem. go on a church retreat learn about are the metaphorical masks that people wear in our world. We try to encourage them to be authentic and transparent with themselves and each other. Sometimes we succeed and a young person emerges who has found the power of God to simply be themselves. Unfortunately, theres not a whole lot of encouragement for such positive behaviors in society at large, and not a few relapse back into the shades of insincerity as they later enter the Real World. Well, the Real World the one that will remain when this one has been turned to toast is the world that any spiritual tradition worth its salt sets forth as truly abiding, a world in which honor and decency prevail. Like that last scene in Minority Report, there will come a time when a cosmic canvas will display the truth and nothing but the truth of our lives, and every soul will effectively be laid bare for general inspection. Some of us who have no problem nearly shedding it all on the beach will suddenly be looking for a coverup. Too late, however. Our intentions, good and bad, will become common knowledge. Id rather cultivate the more sure, if often ridiculed, virtue of honesty now while I can. What kind of world could we become if we all endeavored to do the same? With apologies to John Lennon, I just leave you with the simple word: Imagine. Blessings to you all, Fr. Nick Phone: 904-236-6243 Email: St. Augustine, FL 32080


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal June 2013 7 St. Augustine Beaches Advisory Committee Ann Palmquist, Committee Member Make Monday night Carrabbas night. Enjoy the best of Carrabbas with your choice of three great courses for one price. Theres never been more to love about Mondays! ST AUGUSTINE CARRABBAS.COM The winners of the St. Augustine Beach Arbor Day Celebration were recognized on May 10, 2013. Sr. Forrester with the St. Johns County Department of Agriculture and Smokey the Bear were in attendence. The winner of the best Florida-Friendly residential property is 200 12th Street, owned by Charles and Pamela Nauss; best commercial property is Coquina Beach Club, 451 A1A Beach Boulevard, owned by Chris Way; and best subdivision/community entrance is Ocean Trace Subdivision, which will be represented by the Ocean Trace Homeowners Association president, Roger Miller. Our city is a winner with these outstanding examples of what can be accomplished using the principles for Florida Friendly Yards (FFY). First-place poster contest winner is Lexi Van Horn (photo above); secondplace poster contest winner is Hailey Corbin; and third-place poster contest winner is Alex Mowrey. All three are R. B. Hunt Elementary School students. Van Ellekom. Second-place poem, untitled, is by Victoria Freeman, and the third-place poem is My Friend, by Sophia Gau. All three are St. Augustine High School students. Special thanks go to the BAC members, the City staff, and to the generous businesses for their contributions and continued support of the City of St. Augustine Beach Arbor Day Celebration. Kudos to all who made this years celebration an exemplary example for the support and importance of trees in our community. Congratulations, Jessica Van Ellekom, age 16, St. Augustine winner. A clear azure sky Dotted with cotton clouds, Is obscured by the green giants That sway lazily in the breeze, Caressing their leaves like a lover. Gentle green giants That grow from small seeds Love and nurture, they give their lives So we may enjoy their beauty. Sitting now, under my favorite tree, feeling the biting bark at my back, A sturdy leverage. Keep me grounded. Tall, strong, majestic and beautiful. My tree taught me to be these things. Patience, stability, love for all creatures. My tree taught me to be kind. In this world of war and hate, we could all take lessons, Our favorite trees have much to teach. So sit and listen, Learn and see. Congratulations to Jessica and all who entered and took part and made valuable contributions to the City of St. Augustine Beach Arbor Day Celebration. The Shortest Shadow The summer solstice on June 21, also known as the midsummer solstice, divides the year in half and marks the beginning of summer. A line from William Shakespeares A Midsummer Nights Dream tells of a time as Swift as a shadow, short as any dream. This could describe the shortest night, followed by the longest day of the year, the midsummer solstice. The solstices, together with the equinoxes, connect the seasons and signify the importance given to each. In ancient China, this time of year was observed by a ceremony to celebrate the Earth, femininity and the yin forces. It complemented the winter solstice that celebrated the heavens, masculinity and yang forces. According to Chinese tradition, the shortest shadow is found on the day of summer solstice. Stonehenge, built around 3100 BCE, June solstice; it helped people manage their calendars and organize when to plant and harvest crops. June is also a traditional month for weddings and St. Augustine Beach is fast becoming a favorite location for happy nuptials. Summer solstice marks the beginning of summer, of longer days, a time for family reunions and more time to share with friends. Summer solstice provides a sharp 180 turn from where we have been, to where we are going, so we can make the shortest shadow a little longer, enhance our communities a little stronger and, yes, make a little history in the most beautiful city by the sea. Life is so sweet, take a big bite! Peace, Ann. Arobor Day Celebration Free Concert Series Location: St. Johns County Pier Park St. Augustine Beach 350 A1A Beach Boulevard (904) 347-8007 Dinner At 6 p.m. Concert At 7 p.m. Every Wednesday Thru September May 29th Those Guys Amy Alyssia & the Soul Operation Funk Shui Rob Peck & Friends Steam the Band The Falling Bones Wednesdays at Pier Park Come spend Wednesdays at the Beach Shop the Market in the Morning Concert in the evening in between enjoy the Pier and the Beach! Come and spend the morning shopping 90 venders including Farm Produce, Arts & Crafts, and other various venders to choose from. Open from 8:00 am until 12:30 pm


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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. Dredge 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 of liquid evaporates, about 2 minutes. Pass the tomatoes, with their juices 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. 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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal June 2013 10 Age just a matter of time By Rob Stanborough PT, DPT, MHSc, MTC, CMTPT, FAAOMPT First Coast Rehabilitation (904) 829-3411 Ask Mow? Answering Questions About Homeowner Lawn Equipment. Featuring Mow St. Augustine Power House Spokesperson. Healing Waters Digestive Issues? Nothing Helps? This year I celebrate a birthday many consider Im not sure what hill is being referred to but Im told its a big one. I think its relative to ones perspective. Nonetheless, times like these often cause (me) us to re-assess look where we are, maybe take a look back and certainly look forward. some of my patients say theres nothing golden about them. Such statements, I think, are delivered with tongue-in-cheek or maybe with a little bitter/ sweet, because despite changes of appearance or the number of aches and pains they are usually said with a smile. suppose to start but I know Im headed straight toward them. And, being a healthcare worker I cant help but observe a difference between those do not. Indeed, there are many factors contributing to dysfunction: genetics, lifestyle, occupation, history of trauma, accidents or disease, but the one scapegoat. Im told I guess Im just getting old or I guess Ill just have to accept the fact this comes with age. True, habits and lifestyle can take their toll as the years go by but age is just the timeframe, not the cause. FACT our bodies respond to the forces put on them, i.e. lifting weights increases muscle mass, aerobic activities challenge the cardiovascular system and thereby increasing stamina or FACT A sedentary lifestyle is a life without such forces and can result in atrophy of muscle, decreased endurance and general stiffness. Causes of the sedentary lifestyle or lack of regular exercise are many. Ive experienced several if not all. For me they have included injury, work schedule, family commitment, discouragement and soreness after 1-2 tries of getting back on the exercise wagon or just plain laziness or procrastination. If you have a heavy work schedule learn simple exercises you can do while sitting at your desk, driving, or waiting for copies. Ive learned this myself and have helped many others who never realized how easy it can be. If you have night and day family commitments get the family involved and make movement a family event. I too have resorted to this if only wrestling with my children, going for a walk with my wife or chasing the dog among other things. If you have experienced soreness or an injury consult your physical therapist. It may be you simply over-exercised initially. Or, current condition, or you compensating due to an underlying problem such as muscle imbalance or a stiff joint. These things can be easily treated no matter your age. Regardless of why you stopped moving now is the time to start or start again. Our healthcare system is changing and people are living longer. Those I see living true golden years are those who are moving and when they cant move for some reason they are get help and keep going. The physical and occupational therapists at First Coast Rehabilitation are in the business of helping people move and they can help you despite where you are on the calendar of life. I know they can help you because theyve helped me. Call: 904-829-3411 (St. Augustine) or 386325-2721 (Palatka). Rob Stanborough is a physical therapists, president and co-owner of First Coast Rehabilitation. He is co-author of Myofascial Manipulation: Theory & Application, 3rd ed by Proed Inc. 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12 St. Augustine Beaches News Journal June 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 Elaine Wallace, has obtained a level of achievement in real estate Ocean Grove Circle. 4BR/4.5BA open maintenance-free materials. Windows are hurricane resistant to 125 MPH. Kitchen w/granite, SS appliances and more. In beautiful gated community pool, clubhouse and private access to the ocean. Perfect upscale beach house! $1,190,000 FLEMING ISLAND-AMAZING Southerly Lane. 3BR/2.5BA home displays character exemplary moulding. Remodeled kitchen with upscale appliances and beautiful cabinetry. Views of Peters Creek and the St. Johns River from almost any room. New TREX deck with LED lighting. $499,000 AMAZING PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE OCEAN! Way. 4 BR/5 BA European style home w/upgrades--great architectural features, high end windows & doors, coquina shell concrete walkway, privacy wall and driveway. Premium lighting. Quality cabinets w/stone countertops and Viking appliances. Beautiful 4BR/2BA home is better than new. Travertine area. All SS appliances and Corian kitchen countertops. Custom designed double front door. This is one of the most attractive homes in Oakbrook-gated cmty w/clubhouse, tennis, pool &playground. Ocean Grande Dr. Upscale 3BR/3BA Ocean Grande condo on Intracoastal in Ponte Vedra. Large screened porch w/ gas grill and spectacular view! Access to the ocean is just steps away. Chefs kitchen has center island with granite countertops and 42 maple cabinets. those cool winter evenings. $409,000 PARADISE ON THE BEACH! 19 Seascape Circle. Beautiful 5BR/3.5BA home that offers an Ocean view from almost all roomssold as is, but in this 3 -story Crescent Beach home made elevator. If you love ocean breezes and comfortable living, you will want to see this one! $899,000 NEW PRICE NEW LISTING Beautiful 4BR/4.5BA home on a street of Old Florida style homes. Ocean views from 2nd/3rd and tower room take your elevator to all levels. Chefs ceiling make this home perfect for you and your guests. In Sea Colony gated cmty. $1,199,000 The WOW House!!! 312 S Forest Dune Dr. Spacious 5BR/4.5BA home in the gated community of Sea Colony. Chefs kitchen with all the bells and whistles & large bkfst room. Elevator takes you to all 3 levels of Maintenance-free decking on front counters, stainless steel appliances, much more to see. NEW LISTING FABULOUS POOL HOME Night Hawk Ln. Beautiful custom home boasts 4,950 sf of living area w/5BR/5.5BA, multiple decks & 4 car garage-A/C & wkshp. Pool is heated and screened. Separate guest qtrs perfect for visitors, 25x20 bonus/media room, 2 full kitchens (Stainless applcs), St. Aug beach! NEW LISTING AMAZING LOT IN ESTATE Ocean Palm Way. Beautiful lot with Cedars and Oaks in one of the most desirable gated communities in St. Augustine. Large estate homes section where you can build your new dream home. Community offers security, pool, clubhouse, and 4 private ocean walkovers. Bring your plans and enjoy! $249,000 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW PRICE LARGE CORNER LOT IN SEA Way Lot is in prestigious Estate Section where all homes have large lots. Custom homes in this section are large and beautiful built in Old Florida style. Cmty is the premiere neighborhood in St. Augustine Beach-beautiful pool w/pavilion & kitchen. Buy today and start to plan your dream home tomorrow. $249,000 DIRECT OCEAN FRONT CONDO! Recently remodeled 2BR/2.5BAnew Lennox 2 Ton A/C and air handler with 10 year warranty. New paint, carpet, balcony and much more. Completely furnished and located in a complex with 4 heated pools, tennis, racquetball, playground, and boat storage. Great investment property for the discriminating condo buyer! $369,900 NEW LISTING 20 Bermuda Run Way. Great lot in Bermuda Runone of the most desirable gated communities on ocean. Nineteen custom homes in this cmty w/condos. Lot has pool for just the custom homes. Low HOA fees--only 3 lots from the pool & steps from the ocean. Cmty is well maintained and one of the best locations on the island. GREAT MARSH VIEWS! 136 Spoonbill Point Ct. This lovely lot boasts great views in Pelican Reef--a gated, Intracoastal cmty. Close to Old City, shopping and Anastasia State Park. Community offers marina w/boat slips for lease. Only 125 homes when fully built outand your dream home could be one of them on this beautiful lot. GREAT LOTS FOR SALE 54 Kon Tiki Circle Hawaiian Isle Estates $59,000 117 Spoonbill Point Court Pelican Reef $69,900 800 River Mist Palatka $98,000 100 Lancaster Place Boyd Beach $149,000 109 Grand Oaks Drive Grand Oaks $169,000 GREAT INVESTMENT 245 Dondanville Road 3BR/2BA $170,000 NEW LISTING