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Beaches News Journal 1965 A1A SOUTH #180 ST AUGUSTINE, FL 32080-6509 News Journal St.Au Connections II Happy Birthday America! Whats Inside The This Month Dysfunction Accumulation PRSRT SDT US POSTAGE PAID ST. AUGUSTINE, FL PERMIT #132 NEWS FOR AND ABOUT RESIDENTS OF THE ST. AUGUSTINE BEACHES AREA Plan Ahead for Your Financial Independence Day White Bean & Sweet Pepper Salad with Fennel Hurricane Awareness Seminary Grows Up St.AugustineBeaches July 2013 Claim The 8th annual Taste of the Beach was held Sunday May 19, 2013. A special thank House fun and a success: Amici's Italian Restaurant, Beach Garden Restaurant, Cafe Eleven, Coquina Beach Surf Club, Mango Mango's, Napoli's Italian Restaurant, Panama Hatties, Purple Olive, Red Frog & McToads, Salt Life Food Shack, South Beach Grill and Sunset Grille. (Continued on page 13) The St. Augustine Alligator Farm is happy to announce the hatching of Mugger Crocodiles here at the park. The parents of these animals are the only pair of Mugger Crocodiles that currently reside within any AZA facility in the United States. The Alligator Farm has not produced any Mugger Crocodiles since a single hatching in 1996, so we are very happy about our new arrivals. Mugger Crocodiles are native to India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Iran, and Pakistan. In some parts of their range this species is threatened or even feared to be extinct. The strongest population are in India and Sri Lanka. Captive breeding in India has been very successful but there has been very little successful breeding outside of India. Unlike the American Alligator, which builds mounds, the Mugger Crocodile digs a hole to deposit their eggs in. This is considered a medium to large sized crocodile reaching lengths up to 13 feet. We currently have 2 babies that have hatched and another 5 eggs in the incubator. The remaining 5 eggs were incubated at a lower temperature so we are not expecting them to hatch for another week or two. A crocodilians sex is determined by the temperature that they are incubated. The 2 babies that have already hatched should be males since they were incubated at higher temperatures. We are expecting boys and girls from the remaining 5 eggs. We are very excited about our new additions and we hope they will thrive here at the park. New Baby Mugger Crocodiles at Alligator Farm On Saturday, August 24th, the Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Amphitheatre, from 4:00 PM 10:00 PM. The event is free to the public. and music lovers, so come early and stay late. Proceeds from the evening will Via, Red River Band and Late Night Transfer.. Event sponsors to date are: First Coast News, Dion Marketing, Eclipse Recording Company and Gypsy Cab Company. The guitars being featured were purchased by FOSAA and then signed by performers when they appeared at the Amphitheatre. (continued on page 8) 2013 Taste of the Beach Auction Charlie Brown Happy Independence Day! Alliance Scholars for 2013


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal July 2013 2 August 16, 7pm at Mile Marker Brewing 3420 Agricultural Center Dr. St. Augustine, FL 32092. Cost is $15 per person at the door and you will receive 2 drink tokens. Proceeds will be used to help support the many needs of the women and children living in shelter. The event will feature live music by Dos Gringos, Mother Fletchers Food Truck, Cold the lives of women, children and men in abusive situations. Mile Marker Brewing is a full service beer manufacturer located in St Augustine Fl. Visit the Tap Room to taste and enjoy your favorite Mile Marker brews Silent Auction items include: And MUCH, MUCH MORE! For additional information call House! Nowhere else but Mile Marker music and food trucks. Givers & Growlers John Quincy Adams The signers intended the declaration of Independence to officiate the separation be tween America and Great Britain. However, they based the Declaration which has served as a foundation to the beginnings of the American nation upon a greater foundational belief that Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declara actions were to hire military chaplains and to purchase 20,000 Bibles to remedy a national shortage. Although America was already a free nation during the presidency of George Wash ington, the first president of the United States, he suggested that only religion could uphold its morality. During his farewell address he said The first settlers in America; the Pilgrims clearly stated the purpose for their voyage Fourth Of July: Remembering America As Nation Under God even before stepping off the Mayflower ments on the foundation of the country. The justices came to the unanimous conclusion that the documents undeniably After the constitution had been ratified, John Adams, the second president of the United States, summed the document up this The conviction that God cannot, and should not be moved from the social and governmental construct of America accord ing to the late Ronald W. Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, who said Take time to go to church and give thanks to God for the rights you enjoy, re membering America as a free nation under God. By Rt. Rev. Ian D. Anderson, Ph.D, Missionary Diocese of the Resurrection Diocesan Center St. Augustine, Fl. Each year, a group of concerned St. Augustine citizens organize a fun walk along the beach in St. Augustine to raise money for several worthy causes. This year as usual, the Flip Flop Beach Walk will will support the programs of THE PLAYERS Championship Boys & Girls Club located at 555 W. King Street, in St. Augustine. a great time seeing old friends while they visit Jacks Barbecue, Holiday Isle Resort, Dunes Cracker, Caf 11, Coquina Beach Surf Club, Panama Hatties, Sunshine Shop, FAs, LYMI ODDITIES and The Taco Shop to partake that are only offered to Flip Flop participants. Last year, over 500 walkers strolled along the beach, and raised in excess of $15,000, providing underserved boys and girls who attend the Boys & Girls Club in St. Augustine with educational enrichments and sports programming in afterschool sessions and in an annual summer camp. Food and entertainment will be provided by the establishments along the route. The tee-shirt which will be available for purchase prior to the event at Jacks Barbecue, Caf 11, the Sunshine Shop, LYMI Oddities and FA Care for $15.00 In addition, the annual and are available at $1.00 each; 12 for $10, $20.00 and over can be made by sending your donation in check form to: P. Thornton at The Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida, 1300 Riverplace Blvd, Jacksonville, 32207, or by contacting her at Your donation will be to you by mail. You do not need to be present to win. will be posted on Jacks and will remain posted for one week after the event for pick-up. In addition, the winners will be listed on the Clubs Facebook page and on their website. THE PLAYERS Championship Boys & Girls Club Board members will also have tickets for sale prior to the event.. For information visit the clubs web site: www. log on to FACEBOOK or call the Club directly at 825-1975. THE PLAYERS Championship Boys & Girls Club located at 555 W. King Street, St. Augustine, provides nationally recognized programs which show them how to take charge of their lives and plan for a successful future. Event organizers community to provide educational programs and sport enrichment activities to youth aged 5 to 18 at THE PLAYERS Championship Club. The majority of Club alumni state that The Club saved my life! The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida is dedicated to inspiring and enabling all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida, visit www. For St. Augustine visit: www.bgcnf. THEPLAYERSChampionshipUnit Flip Flop Beach Bop July 13th along St. Augustine Beach 1965 A1A S, St. Augustine, FL 32080 #180 General Manager (904) 505-0301 Email: (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 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


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal July 2013 3 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 Elaine Wallace, has obtained a level of achievement in real estate Ocean Grove Circle. maintenance-free materials. Windows are hurricane resistant to 125 MPH. more. In beautiful gated community pool, clubhouse and private access to the ocean. Perfect upscale beach house! $1,190,000 BRICK ON WATERFRONT! 140 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 OF THE OCEAN! Way. features, high end windows & doors, coquina shell concrete walkway, privacy wall and driveway. Premium countertops and Viking appliances. Kings Rd South. 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-&playground. PARADISE ON THE BEACH! 19 Seascape Circle. 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 LISTING BREATHTAKING OCEAN of Old Florida style homes. Ocean 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. 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. Beautiful custom home boasts 4,950 sf of living area Patio and Pool. Separate guest qtrs room, 2 full kitchens (Stainless applcs), St. Aug beach! $779,000 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 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 BeachBuy today and start to plan your dream home tomorrow. DIRECT OCEAN FRONT CONDO! Recently 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! Hawaiian Isle Estates $59,000 Pelican Reef $69,900 Palatka $98,000 Pelican Reef $117,000 Boyd Beach $149,000 Grand Oaks $169,000 GREAT HOME BUYS Serenity Bay $249,000 OCEAN FRONT COMPOUND. 2 & featuresEuropean style wood cabinets, crown moulding, Brazilian Cozy in-law suite, and 2 car garage. Direct ocean front with unobstructed views! $1,069,000 NEW PRICE OCEAN Forest Drive. Open l iving Anastasia Dunes. Gourmet kitchen features large island and is open to the Dining Room. Large bonus space under the housegreat for boat or beach toys. and patio with spa. Lots of storage space. Side entry oversized garage with extra storage to help keep your dream home organized. $749,900 NEW LISTING This the interior, new hurricane shutters and new appliances. Sold as is, with 1,315 sf of living space and large patio overlooking the Ocean. One car carport with guest parking in the Ocean Sunrise community. $459,900 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING


Two new restaurants will be opening Grille will be located in the Sea Grove Town Center in the Groove location and Beaches Hot Dogs & Ice Cream on Beach Blvd near A Street. The new owning partners have several years experience in the restaurant business and are excited to be bringing these concept to the Beach. and will be open daily from 11:30 A.M. St. Augustine Beaches News Journal July 2013 4 News From Around St. Johns County St. Augustine Crescent Beach ATLANTIC OCEAN St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Shores Travel Club We'd like to announce that the St. Augustine Travel Club will take a break for the months of July and August, and resume in September. Look for the announcement for the September get together in the September issue. And, hope that everyone has a great summer. Peter Dytrych 904 797-3736. The St. Augustine Jazz Society held there 25th birthday Fund raiser party at the St. baseball from the N.Y. Yankees World Series was won by Pete Darios from the Sunset Grille. The baseball was donated to the Jazz Society by Gene Monahan, head trainer for the N.Y. Yankees for many years. The St. Augustine Jazz Society was formed in 1989 by Ed Lester amoung other local musicians. Today it has grown to over 200 member. The groups goal is to give music scholarships to local high school to help them continue there music education. The Jazz Society meets monthly and have live music and dancing plus many other social function. For more information or to consider membership, please contact Wanda Nord at 904471-6224. St. Augustine, FL, June 13, 2013: The St. Johns County Medical Alliance recently awarded six new academic scholarships to St. Johns County high school graduates recipients also received funds for continuation of their studies. This year, a total of $4,500 in scholarships were awarded. Bonnie Buchanan, a St. Augustine High School graduate, will attend the University of South Florida and hopes to become a cardiologist. Caitlyn Considine, a graduate of St. Joseph Academy would like to become an emergency physician. Sarah Kimbley, a graduate of The Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, plans to attend the University of North Florida and study neonatal nursing. Margo King, from Pedro Menendez High School, plans to enter the nursing profession. Daniella Marhanka, from Pedro Menendez High School, looks toward becoming a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Caroline Snowden, a graduate of Ponte Vedra High School, will attend Princeton University and plans to study molecular biology as she is interested in medical research, especially epigenetics. Rebeca Siguenza, Rachel Appelo, and Jared Freitas, last year award winners, received funding for continuation of their studies (not pictured). Every year, the St. Johns County Medical Alliance, in conjunction with the St. Johns County Medical Society, offers academic scholarships to graduating St. Johns County need and community service. The St. Johns County Medical Alliance is comprised of spouses of St. Johns County physicians. Its purpose is to promote health education, identify and address health-care needs and issues, participate in healthrelated legislation, and provide college scholarships to St. Johns County students. For more information about the Medical Alliance, go to www. Photos: Bonnie Buchanan, Caitlyn Considine, Sarah Kimbley, Margo King, Daniella Marhanka, Caroline Snowden St. Johns County Medical Alliance Scholars 2013 New Restaurants Open in St. Augustine Beach Beaches Hot Dogs & Ice Cream 904-342-8444 904-217-0948


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal July 2013 5 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 the holiday. However, there will be normal pick up of household waste that day and At the June 3rd meeting, the St. Augustine Beach City Commission presented a plaque to Mr. Robert Troy Jones, to mark his 20th year of employment with the city. Max Royal stated, Mr. Jones is a trusted and value employee of the Public Works Department. He was hired in May 1993 and has steadily risen through the ranks. He currently is the Foreman of the Streets Division. Robert Troy Jones Receives Service from St. Augustine Beach Gardeners from the St John's County Extension Service will oversee a 4 week program with projects centered around the stevia plant, an herb ever sweeter than sugar. Garden fun will be Monday and Friday at 9:00AM. This will be a participatory program and preregistration is appreciated. Contact or call 904-824-8557 for more Information. 9. Considered Commission Helhoski's suggestion that no permit be required for a person to sell a (continued on page 5) personal vehicle on his or her property. He and city staff persons are to look into the regulations of other cities. Ms. Melissa Burns. 11. Approved Commissioner Samuels working on the development of social media policies for the city. 12. Discussed Commissioner Samuels regulations. Police Chief Hardwick will check any applicable state laws, and the city manager will see what regulations St. Augustine has. 13. Approved the city being a partner with the county to construct a safe parking lot at the east end of Pope Road, with each agency paying half the project's costs. 14. Approved the city paying Comcast to provide and install a key piece of equipment for the operation of the city's TV channel. An electrical surge in early May had damaged the original equipment. The commission's next regular meeting will be on Monday, July 1, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the commission meeting room at city hall. The public is invited to attend. Max Royle, City Manager City of St. Augustine Beach 2200 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080, 904-471-2122 PLEASE NOTE: Under Florida law, most communications to and from the City are public records. Your e-mails, including your e-mail address, may be subject to public disclosure. The St. Augustine Beach City Commission took the following actions as its June 3, 2013 regular meeting: 1. Presented a plaque to Mr. Robert Troy Jones, public works streets foreman, for 20 years of employment with the City. drainage project, took the following actions: a. approved awarding the bid for the project to S.E. Cline of Palm Coast for an adjusted bid price of $582,504; b. approved change order #1 for the project; c. approved a budget resolution to appropriate money for the project. that prohibits pets and certain activities in the city's splash park adjacent to the county pier. 4. Approved a budget resolution to transfer and appropriate money to various accounts in the police department's budget. 5. Extended by six months the submission of a plan by the Art Studio Group to raise money and repair the former pier park. 6. Appointed the following residents to the City's Charter Review Committee: Nick Binder, Ron Brown, Henry Dean, Edward George and Len Weeks. 9 proposed changes to the city's building height and overlay district regulations, making the changes. 8. Reviewed with Commissioner Helhoski his suggestion to allow golf carts on city streets with a permit. Commissioner Helhoski will continue to get information about similar programs in other cities. Summer Kids Garden Program The Art Studio is proud to announce its Summer Art Camp for Children. The Art Studio begnin late June and you can visit for more information or to register. Please check our calendar to see the schedule of our many classes and events for all ages. The Art Studio of Saint Augustine Beach is located at 370 A1A Beach Blvd. just South of the County Pier Park. Become a Member Today!" The Art Studio Conducting Summer Art Camp


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal July 2013 6 Bill Jones, President S. Gary Snodgrass, Mayor 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 Greetings fellow citizens! Here are some comments about important developments within our City: City Charter Review Update As outlined previously, the City will formally review its Charter for Proposed Charter changes, if any, as approved by the Commission will be presented for a general vote of the Citys registered voters in the fall of 2014. A Charter Review Committee composed of citizens selected recently by the Commission has been established to review the Charter and submit their Charter Review Committee will hold August. This effort will be facilitated by Ms. Marilyn Crotty, Director, Florida Institute of Government, University of Central Florida. All Charter Review Committee meetings, which will be held at City Hall, are open to the public. meeting dates and times. 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 and practices, and related issues, and that he submit recommendations to this Board by July 1, 2013. Police Chief Robert Hardwick is scheduled to present his report to the City Commission at its July meeting. Ongoing City Projects This project calls for the piping of the 2nd Avenue ditch from C Street north to 10th Street, and then west along 10th to a ditch on the east side of property owned by Runk Corporation. The project will facilitate the removal of storm water quicker and more costs: $593,000. With brick pavers, the City will improve the plaza at the northeast corner of A1A Beach Boulevard and 8th Street. Projected costs: $40,000. The City is exploring the possibility of placing solar energy panels on the City Hall roof. This could generate enough electricity to provide cooling. More information on this effort will be provided at a later date. At a special meeting on Monday, July 29, the City Commission will review the proposed Fiscal Year 2014 budget, and will make decisions concerning such matters as employees pay adjustments, medical health care plan for employees, major projects and purchases, such as vehicles, and the tentative property tax millage for FY 2014, which will begin October 1, 2013. Two public hearings on the proposed budget will be held in September. The proposed budget should be available online or at the City public is invited to attend all budget 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, Mayor TEMPLE BY THE SEA 2055 Wildwood Drive, St. AugustineServices: First & Third Friday Evenings of the Month at 7:30 p.m.Rabbi Mark N. Goldman A Reform T emple Bet YamReach The Beach By U.S. MAIL! The Beaches News Journal reaches thousands of homes in the Beaches area by U.S. Mail. Tell advertisers and contributors you saw them in the Beaches News Journal Rabbi Fred Raskind Despite tropical storm Andrea and a host of thunderstorms here on the First Coast, the Music by the Sea Concert Series continues to enjoy the protection of "the bubble". We are not sure if "the bubble" is a real phenomenon or just lady luck shining down upon us but we remain grateful as we are approaching the 4 year mark without a crenelation. Here are the restaurants & bands slated for the month of July; July 3rd Classic Rock with the Falling Bones and food from Purple Olive July 10th Southern Rock with The Resless Kind and food from Panama Hatties July 17th Rock with Elizabeth Roth and food from Gas Full Service The Bush Doctors and food from The Raintree 2 Proud to Beg and food from Zaharias Please be kind to our staff & volunteers Our concert series is a very busy place. We have staff and volunteers that are working hard in a very warm environment to insure your enjoyment and safety. Please follow their direction as we do assist you with seating in the pavilion or anything else you may need. Thanks to well over 1300 people who came out for Taste of the Beach. The Shelter! A big thank you to our volunteers especially Andrea Samuels, Verna Brown, Rachel Bennett, The St Johns Business Network, all 13 restaurants, the City of St Augustine Beach, St Johns County Parks & rec and of course the amazing staff at We are pleased to announce our support and donations of $1100 to the City of St Augustine Beach. We are funding the purchase of a new computer for City Hall. It is badly needed and should help city staff City allows us to hold our meetings at City Hall (our meetings are very social and usually involve food and beverages) we thought it would be appropriate to have the carpets cleaned at City Hall. Hope to see you soon at the beach! Taste of the Beach 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. 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


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal July 2013 7 St. Augustine Beach City Manager CONNECTIONS II Financial Focus Information Provided By Edward Jones 4108 A1A South Member SIPC MAKING SENSE OF INVESTING Call today to start taking steps Happy Connie Reep Financial Advisor Ben Reep Financial Advisor This week, we celebrate Independence parades. Amidst the hoopla, though, its always enjoy in this country. And as an individual, you may want to use the occasion to think of another type of independence youd like to enjoy In some ways, we are living in a Were still recovering from the bursting of the housing bubble and the lingering effects of the Great Recession. Furthermore, wage stagnation is a real problem. In fact, median income for working-age households those headed by someone under age 65 actually slid 12.4 percent from 2000 to 2011. Taken together, these factors certainly impose challenges on anyone eventually enjoy a comfortable retirement. Still, you need to do everything you independence. For starters, make full use of whatever resources are available to you. If you have a 401(k) or similar retirement plan at work, try to contribute as much as you can possibly afford and every time you get a raise in salary, increase your contributions. At the very least, put in enough to earn your employers matching contribution, if one is offered. Also, within your 401(k) or similar plan, choose an investment mix that offers you the chance to achieve the growth you will need to make progress toward the type of retirement lifestyle youve envisioned. In addition to contributing to your 401(k), you can also take advantage of another retirement account: a traditional or Roth IRA. Like a 401(k), a traditional IRA grows tax deferred, while a Roth IRA can grow tax free, provided you meet certain conditions. Plus, you can fund your IRA with virtually any type of of deposit and Treasury securities. What else can you do to help yourself one thing, dont become dependent on hot about The Next Big Thing in the investment world from so-called experts who often have poor prognostication records. Even more importantly, though, their advice may simply be inappropriate for your needs and risk tolerance. Finally, consider these two suggestions: Maintain adequate liquidity and keep your debt levels as low as possible. By having enough cash reserves to cover unexpected costs, such as a major car repair or a new air-conditioning unit, you wont have to dip into your long-term investments. And by keeping your debt payments down, youll have more money available to save and invest for your future. Each one of these suggestions will require a commitment on your part, along independence there just arent any short cuts. But with a consistent effort, you can keep moving along on your journey toward your own Financial Independence Day. Plan Ahead for Your Own Financial Independence Day Fourth of July As we enjoy this Independence Day, let us also celebrate our freedom. We are free to set goals, make choices and take steps to prepare for the future we want to live. In last months essay, I told you that in 1964 I was one of about 30 recent American university graduates who were recipients of a Fulbright grant to teach and study for the academic year in India. I described how, an American in such a far off country had no connection, other than a snail mail letter now and then, to his or her family and life back in the U.S. This separation from all that was familiar created a dilemma: How to form in India connections to its people that would help lessen the overwhelming feeling of being an alien in an alien world. The Fulbright India Foundation director had divided us into groups of four, and I was sent with Keith, Bill and Wendell to a university, Sardar Vallabhai Vidypeeth, near the city of Anand in the western state of Gujarat. Initially, we four didnt adjust well. Yes, our Indian colleagues were welcoming, our students friendly and curious about us. Yet all the cultural clues and cues that had ordered and given structure to our lives were gone, and daily we were bombarded by new sights, sounds, smells, and the unfamiliar, and therefore to us odd, behavior of the people. So often one of us would begin the conversation at the supper table with Youll never guess what I saw today or Ill never understand these people (the Indians). The result of our constant battle with perplexity was what youd expect: We clung to what was known. We borrowed a reel-to-reel tape recorder and tapes of folk music by Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez and others. We spent our evenings playing bridge and listening to Voice of America broadcasts, or socializing with the one-arm Salvation Army doctor and his wife, both Americans, who ran a bungalow of an American family, Roy and Betty, and their children, pre-teen Charles and teenage Jurette. They were from Bellevue, Washington state, and also on a Fulbright grant at the university. Betty, tall, buxom, with loud laugh and sardonic sense of humor, mothered us through our occasional bouts of stomach distress. An older Scottish couple, who lived near our bungalow, would invite us to share the food they imported from the home country. We four were at risk of becoming members of an insular, expatriate social ghetto, with the consequence of having no more than the incredible richness of their countrys culture. how it happened for Bill, Keith and Wendell. For me, it began with one of those paths crossing moments that leave you marveling for years at how inexplicably accidental life can be at times: you went in one direction instead of another, opened this door instead of that, and your life thereafter was changed. Zarir wasnt one of my students, but we met somehow, probably as the result of one of my students introducing me to him. He stood out, not only because at 5 he was several inches taller than most English (as well as Gujarati and Hindi, the national language), and was a chatty, joke-cracking extrovert. Not for him any shyness with the foreigner (me); and not for him any culturally mandated social distance because I was a meat eater, or my cook was from the Untouchable caste. Zarir wasnt a Hindu, and was thus, like myself, not of any caste. He was a Parsi, a member of one of the worlds oldest monotheistic religions. Its prophet, Zoroaster, lived in Persia (modern day Iran) 600 years before Christ. About the 8th century A.D., most of the Parsis migrated to western India to escape the persecution that came with the rise of Islam in Persia. Zarir introduced me to his friends, a group of about 10 students, who were upper caste Hindus from the East African countries of Kenya and Uganda, where their families owned businesses. They also spoke English, as well as Gujarati and Hindi, had relatives in London and other foreign cities, and were thus much more cosmopolitan in background and outlook than the local students. petals, some of the intricacies of life in India were revealed to me, thanks to Zarir and his pals. They took me to Hindi language movies, which were usually musicals with a fascinating blend of Western and Indian instruments: violins, accordions, sitars, tablas. Theyd whisper the plot to me as it progressed with much singing and dancing. The common theme was one Westerners but with such Indian subtleties as a relationship requiring the approval of both sets of parents, who would then arrange the marriage. My new friends also took me to vegetarian restaurants, where I learned the names of various dishes. In time, I came to prefer Indian vegetarian (continued page 10) If not in our please get your copy at these locations: Anastasia Island St. Augustine


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal July 2013 8 St. Augustine Beaches Advisory Committee Ann Palmquist, Committee Member Spiritually Speaking By Fr. Nicholas A. Marziani, D. Min. Seminary Grows Up Pastor, St. James Church, a Catholic Community of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter Email: 107 A 11th Street Well, it seems that seminary school is not what it used to be. In the old days it inevitably meant that the fresh-faced, young graduate (nearly ensconced in an appreciative congregation, having paid his dues into a system of training that parishioners (and I mean that generically, across the denomination spectrum) would respect and reward with smiling faces and congenial nods at the end of the Sunday service. That was the old days. Today, seminary graduates (again, across the denomination spectrum) more and more larger society around them as managers of 17th Washington Post article by Michelle physicians. The fact is that while the church and even society at large generally acknowledge by schools of theology and ministry, the application of that style of education more were, very much in the mode of where the new bishop of Rome, Pope Francis, feels his own ministry is called to be. The church-at-large for its part has to bear some responsibility that so many of its seminary graduates feel turned-off by the institution, and are seeking useful employment and activity outside of its accountable purview. As one very highly placed prelate of the Catholic church, which I do gratefully serve in the ranks of its ordained ministers, put it, Folks, let me tell you, Jesus only promised that the Church could only teach the Truth; He never said that it would be run intelligently. Ha, ha but its the truth. And less than fully intelligent management of the spiritual patrimony of our historic churches have, on the one hand, deprived us of some very devoted and talent people in pulpit and altar ministry. HOWEVER, there is a quid pro quo here, and in a way maybe its all just as well. WHY, oh why, should theological training only incline one toward a paid staff will tell you that the world is in dire need of folks in every profession business, law, medicine, you name it, who understand in a deep way the theological traditions that underpin the more substantive elements of the human psycho-spiritual genome. In church should really serve to so train up the respective traditions who then can go out and bless the world in deep and meaningful ways. I once had a seminary professor who said that every believer (and Ill extend that beyond the Christian context) should be both a theologian and a mystic. One might say that the left and right brains, respectively, should be running on all spiritual pistons. Theological education pertains more to the the mystical and contemplative disciplines more to the intuitive dimension. Seminaries today are supplying that raw intellectual material to ministers of every walk of life who will apply those insights to their own inner lives, and the professions and callings I say, its a welcome shift. The spiritual life is just too important to leave it strictly to the experts! Blessings to you all, Fr. Nick. 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 From Sea to shining sea, July 4th is a time to come together and celebrate, pausing to remember and give thanks for our freedoms. Getting together we have the chance to summon our collective memories when we gather at the sea shore, in a park, at camp sites, beside lakes or along a river bank, at backyard picnics or at family reunions. We share and listen to stories and know our oral are more recent. These collective histories provide foot notes, missing pages, and in some cases full chapters are added and help to expand our understanding of our history. Remembering and retelling stories of our fractured families and frazzled lives is akin to seeing a beautiful handmade patchwork quilt where worn frayed fabric has been patched and loose threads rewoven. The results is a tapestry both rich in texture and a compelling work of folk art. Advisory Committee (BAC) is pleased to serve and be part of the history of the city. Your BAC has seven members and two alternates all with diverse backgrounds, expertise, extensive training, and an almost passionate belief in public service. All are volunteers who epitomize the essence of service and all could have been the subject of an old recruiting poster WE WANT YOU! TO SERVE. The BAC works to address issues and advise on projects that continue to make a positive contribution. Some of the important goals of your BAC include promoting the principles of Florida Friendly Yards, FFY, selecting the right plant for the right place, endorsing water conservation through use of rain barrels, use of drought tolerant native plants, and encouraging FFY landscape designs. The meetings are always open and the agenda and complete minutes are available. Visitors are always encouraged to attend and suggestions are welcome. The recent Arbor Day Celebrations were successful according to Public Works Director Joe Howell who said over two hundred eighty trees and plants were given to those who attended. These plants will continue to grow and enhance the community. Way to go! July 4th will always be more that just a birthday bash. From the start it has been about service. Service, vision and duty are factors needed for those interested in public service and the members of the BAC continue to meet the challenge. Gratitude is in order for Mr. Greg Crum who has served in December of 2008, and as Chair 2011 and 2012 and part of 2013. Mr. Crum shared the following: During these turbulent years our fair city has experienced a slow down in development and redevelopment here at the beach. As a result, the citys long term visioning plan has been put mostly on hold until the economy recovers. Fortunately, things appear to be turning in the right direction and hopefully the City can start to refocus on implementing some of these plans. Under the leadership of a past chairman, Roger Miller, the P&Z conducted many workshops in regards to the implementation priorities of the visioning plan. Now that we are seeing light at the end of the tunnel, I hope review the suggestions and get to work on undoubtedly beautify our City in the years to come. Mr. Crum has offered his time, talent and service to make this community a better place for all of us. Thank you Greg. It started with the words, we the people, and that means YOU. Beautiful St. Augustine Beach is a great place for families to get together and make a little history, so sand crunches under you feet and each wave washes your cares away but most of all its the people in the most beautiful city by the sea. Happy Birthday America. Happy Birthday America! All guitars will be on display throughout the event. Photos of the signed guitars can be found, along with other guitars FOSAA has collected, on our website, Guitars to be auctioned upcoming posts on FOSAA's Facebook signed by: Match Box Twenty, Martina McBride, The Fray, OAR, Brantley these guitars are $10.00 or 3 for $25. purchased through the website Winners throughout the evening. Guitars to be auctioned are signed Lambert, Zac Brown Band, Moody Blues, Stevie Nicks, Joe Cocker, Johnny Van Zant, Heart, Blondie and Devo, Third Day, Buddy Guy & Johnny Lang, Train, Hall and Oates, Imagine Dragons Auction Charlie Brown Nugent. The highest bid that exceeds the reserve will win each guitar and winners will be announced at intervals throughout the evening Guitar winners that strives to bring greater visibility to and usage of the Amphitheatre by the community. FOSAA awards grants to wishing to rent the Amphitheatre for their own events, or to bring children to cultural events at the venue free of charge. Funding for grant awards is provided by membership dues from FOSAA members and corporate sponsors and membership are the ability to purchase concert tickets prior to public sale, and parking free of charge in the FOSAA satellite lot. More information about found at (continued from page 1)


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Law enforcement basic recruit graduates from Putnam County: Lataka Butler, Edward Haugstatter, Justin Lewis, Alisha Stephens, Thomas Townsend, Jason Walters and Shelton Williams. Law enforcement basic recruit graduates from Duval County: Michael Christeas III, Joshua Crouch, Jason Green, Shane Krausser, Brian Lester, Tyler Shoemaker, Brandon Swank, Johnathan Young and Trevor Zittrower. Law enforcement basic recruit graduates from other counties: Anthony Picano and Claudio Prazeres. The ceremony was held at the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts. The THCA is owned and operated by SJR State College and is located on the Orange Park campus. credit hours to be transferred into SJR States associate in science degree in criminal more information about SJR States criminal justice programs, call (904) 808-7490 or visit the website at Special awards wer presented to basic law enforcement cadets at the SJR State criminal justice graduation ceremony. From left: St. Johns County resident Caroline Drouin was recognized for Highest Academic Achievement, and Timothy Fredericksen, also of St. Johns County, received recognition for Highest Marksmanship Achievement as well as the Medallion Award for highest overall achievement. St. Augustine Beaches News Journal July 2013 10 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 food over my co oks chicken curry and water buffalo burgers. They taught me rudimentary Gujarati, so that I could have fumbling (on my part) conversations with students who couldnt speak English well. My friends brought me into their dormitories to meet other students, who invited me to participate with them in major Hindu festivals. As my immersion in Indian life deepened, my attention became focused on the present and not on the life I had left behind in the United States. Most of all, it was Zarir and his family who provided for me the strongest connection to India. They lived in Baroda, a city 25 miles south of Anand. The father, Sohrab, 6 foot in height with broad shoulders, a square jaw and closely cut gray hair, was a handsome giant of a man. He was an inspector for the governmentowned Western Railroad. His wife, whose name is now lost to me, made certain I was overfed. There were three daughters: Rupi, age 21, a Sophia Loren lookalike; 15 year old shy, quiet Firoza, who bloomed as an adult into a slender, beautiful woman; and 12 year old mischievous, ever-smiling Tehnaz. There was an absent son, Nozer, age 26, who had emigrated to California and started a business. I think one of the reasons this family adopted me was because they saw me as a connection to Nozer, the son and brother they loved and missed deeply. It didnt matter that I came from Kansas, over 1500 miles from California. What mattered was that my presence in their home brought America and, by proxy, Nozer to them. One night in particular with the family stands out. Sohrab liked to have a peg of something alcoholic before dinner. Though Gujarat was a Prohibition state, the law was ignored by many and bootleg booze was readily available. As a foreigner, I could get a permit to purchase a limited number of bottles each month of legally made liquor, beer or wine from a government warehouse. This one night I decided to bring a bottle of Indian rum and introduce the family to rum and Coca Cola. It was a hot night. As always before we ate supper at 8:30, we were sitting in the sparsely in the high ceil and a fan that languidly stirred the air. I poured some rum and Coke into three smacked his lips and said good. I think he was being polite. Zarir echoed him and passed his glass to his mother and his sisters, each of whom had a sip. They all grimaced, giggled and began chatting rapidly to each other in Gujarati. My opinion of the concoction was that it could be improved with a lot more Coca Cola. Really a lot more. Sohrab raised his glass. A faint sheen of sweat glistened on his forehead. To Nozer, he said, and then added to America. Zarir had retrieved his glass and there was the tinkle of ice cubes as we three drank the toast. The wife and daughters smiled and applauded, and at that moment I sensed a curious symmetry in that parlor: that I, a citizen from one of the worlds youngest major countries, had been embraced by a family whose members were believers of an ancient religion and descendants from an ancient civilization, road outside the bungalow, the whistling and chugging of the steam locomotives at the railroad station a quarter of a mile away all this receded. I knew then that I had found a family and a home in a distant land. CONNECTIONS II (continued from page 7) Healing Waters Clinic & Herb Shop Digestive Issues? Nothing Helps? Isabell G. Oxford DMD General Dentist (white) Fillings & Partials Gregory E. Oxford Dental Associates 100 Whetstone Place Suite 308 St. Augustine, FL 810-2345 CONNECTIONS II


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal July 2013 11 Fitness room Atlantic Beach & Tennis Club ST AUGUSTINE 155 SR312 West (904) 819-9093 CARRABBAS.COMCome to Carrabbas tonight for one of our signature dishes, Chicken Bryan. Enjoy delicious wood-grilled chicken with caprino cheese and sun-dried tomatoes, topped with our basil lemon butter sauce. ENJOY A TASTE OF TONIGHT St. Johns County Sheriffs Corner By David Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff It has been nearly 49 years since a hurricane struck the first coast directly from the east and that hurricane, Hurricane Dora has been the only one to strike from the east since records have been kept dating back to 1851. There are only a very small percentage of folks who remember the destruction that Hurricane Dora caused in the early morning hours of 10 September 1964. The storm made a direct hit at then sparsely populated Vilano Beach with its 120 mph winds and a storm surge of 12 feet. Dora continued east to Lake City and then made a right turn and traveled north through Georgia and the Carolinas before going out to sea. The storm caused one death directly and $280 million damage. Although we have been spared from devastating storms we should not let down our guard and be prepared if a hurricane is headed our way, remember it was not too long ago, we had the outer effects of three storms coming from the west coast that caused substantial damage. I would like to once again devote this months column on Hurricane Awareness or Safety. Hurricane season began at the beginning of last month and lasts until the end of November and meteorologists are predicting an above normal season in the Atlantic basin with a possibility that the season could be very active. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), predicts that there will be 13 to 20 named storms. Of those they say between seven and 11 could reach hurricane strength and of those, three to six could become a major hurricane. You should be familiar with the terms Hurricane Watch and Hurricane Warning. A Watch is issued when conditions are favorable that a hurricane could strike in 36 hours. A Warning is issued when hurricane force winds are expected to strike in 24 hours. By this time you should already have an emergency plan for yourself and family and begin implementation of that plan. Some things to consider in your preliminary plans are: angles, it may not look the same once the storm passes. care at a shelter or at home. a storm. located. to the storm. items on your structures (shutters, screens, eaves, gutters, antennas, satellites). chart do if you have to evacuate. them in safe area. Hurricane Awareness When a Hurricane Watch for your area is issued you should do the following: TV, or NOAA Weather Radio, and Internet for updates. to see if they are in satisfactory condition, include batteries. tire pressure. or skylights. are outside. needs for elderly, handicapped, etc. When a Hurricane Warning is issued here are some suggestions: NOAA Weather Radio. and cover. with drinking water. breaker switch. early. Sometimes a hurricane path may not be predictable and evacuation orders could come at any time. If you are asked to evacuate, please do so early and know the route you will be taking. Remember there will be many folks taking the same route from a very large area so be sure to give yourself plenty of time to leave safely. Finally, if you refuse to leave following an evacuation order, here are some safety tips for riding out the storm: constructed. cold. the electricity goes off you can use the ice to keep food cold in the refrigerator. the authorities. water. too strong. even if covered. or closet. doors. other sturdy object. Now is the time to go over your hurricane preparedness. If you have not made any emergency plans, you should do them now. Planning ahead will save you unnecessary stress from not knowing what to do or not having the supplies you will need to get you through the hurricane watch, warning, storm, and aftermath. Print and post this list on the refrigerator or somewhere it will be easily seen. Please visit our website, for additional information concerning Hurricane Preparedness and of course feel free to drop me a line at dshoar@ It is our hope at the St. Johns and happy summer.


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Palencia PressP f fice of ______________________________________________________________________________________________ F AX Back to: (904)797-4311 or email: thepaper@bellsouth.netAD PROOF FOR JUNE 2013 The Southern Gardener 377-1887 is dedicated to awareness. Are we all aware that it is hurricane season? Are we all aware the summer months our lawn and gardens will be growing like crazy, which is the best Hey Mow, how are things at the Power House? Things are moving right along, the new owners are settling in, the shop is busy, and there is no shortage on the phone calls. This time of the year the lawn equipment is being used very hard, and by that I mean more frequently than other times. How are your mowers working? Are you aware that in allot of cases repairs to your mower can cost less than a replacement? We have seen the suppliers get more aggressive with parts this year than in the past. Sometimes it is the simple things that can make a big change in the mowers operation, what about Something to consider. Mow, what about generators for the Hurricane Season, any recommendations? storage start it up and test it. If it starts, great, plug something into it and let it run for an hour or so. Are you aware that if your generator does not start, Power House can get that going for you? Are you aware that if you do not up with a generator from Snapper? Just make a list of the items you would like or need to run in case of a blackout and we can size the right generator for you. Mow, any advice for the consumer that is considering a new mower purchase? warranty on lawn equipment? Time after time we have customers calling the manufacture your chances of warranty are slim, Number 2 If you purchased your manual, the warranty is very clear, fuel is not a warranty issue, Answering Questions About Homeowner Lawn Equipment. Featuring Mow St. Augustine Power House Spokesperson. 125 Pope Road St. Augustine, FL 32080 Sales & Service For All Lawn and Garden Equipment St. Augustine Power House (904) 461-0310 July Special Free Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening. Bring Us The Blade We Will Sharpen it While You Wait! There is a charge to remove the blade from the mower. Limited to consumer mowers only, one mower per household. Offer not available for commercial cutters. meaning I hang on to things just in case I may need them somewhere down the line. Packrat is the label I wear semi-proudly, especially held onto. But one thing I do not try to hang on to is dysfunction. ing our life time; some more significant than others. We typically brush ourselves off and press-on never thinking of the long-term consequences. We were young, healthy and time to get things checked out. This works for the time but after a while we could be accused of being a dysfunction packrat or accumulating dysfunction. I elud ed to this in previous columns and If you think about it, how many times have you blamed an ache/pain or inability to do something on not been the same since I gave birth to my residual consequences from a previous injury and our function will never be the same. But sometimes, like a packrat, I think we do a great job of accumulating dysfunction. The word is a term resurfacing in healthcare. Perhaps the re-focus is due to our more active baby-boomers, or changes in healthcare and insurance policies. Regardless requires movement and proper movement keeps us healthy. Our bodies consist of an osseus (bony) frame, controlled by a myofas cial system, which receives its orders from the nervous system. Injury to any one of these systems will result in dysfunction (impaired or abnormal function) great or small. Fortu here, slight shift there. It is at this point we begin collecting dysfunctions. We stop lift ing our arm quite as high. We lean forward just a little when we stand or walk to take pressure off our spine (or bend our knees up). And the list could go on and on. But regardless of the degree of compensation, or location, the result is imbalance. Why is it we change or tires regularly or down before scheduling service. Instead we give it annual service. We even get vaccina tions and medical check-ups annually for the healthy. Why not give your musculoskeletal system an annual check-up? What was your shoulder or hip range of motion last year? What was your strength? Have you lost some? What are your baseline measure ments? get in between) you and dysfunction. What it. Maintain your strength, muscle length, joint motion and function with prevention. Get current baseline measurements and compare annually just like you would your weight, cholesterol, blood sugar or INR. When you schedule your annual medical with your physical therapist. Keep moving. Minimize compensation. Stay healthy and be functional. www. 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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal July 2013 16 "El Galeon", a 170 foot, 495 ton, wooden replica of a Spanish galleon, wrapped up a 4-city tour of Florida with a visit to Old St Augustine. This sailing wonder hails from Seville, Spain. Although "El Galeon" dwarfed every other vessel in the harbor, she is considerably smaller than the similarly designed ship, "San Pelayo", which brought Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles to these shores in 1565. Weighing in at a reported 906 tons, El Conquistador's behemoth flagship was one of the most powerful ships in the world when it entered local waters; her fleet carried 800 soldiers and colonists, as well as horses, livestock and weaponry. The sheer size of "San Pelayo" prevented entry into the protected, natural harbor of St Augustine; she remained anchored off Anastasia Island before sailing back to Hispaniola. FYI: the term 'galleon" comes from the oar-powered war "galleys" of the Middle Ages. By the 16th century any large, multi-decked, square rigged, fighting ship was known as a galleon (man-of-war is the English equivalent). This sailing design dominated the world's oceans for 250 years. This Florida box turtle was found foraging in an island back yard. An endemic species, this seemingly gentle little creature is actually a voracious omnivore and will eat pretty much anything it can clamp its sharp beak onto. It favors insects, fruits, vegetables and fungi. Easily recognizable by its highly domed shell, hinged plastron and carapace of brightly radiating yellow stripes, the Florida box has become an increasingly rare sight around The Beaches. Although it looks like a tortoise it is, in fact, a terrestrial member of the terrapin family.The Passion flower is a well known native vine. 16th century Spanish conquistadors first came upon a specimen while exploring Peru, and immediately interpreted it as a good omen; they named the bloom after the Passion of Christ. This stunning and exceptionally complex flower is featured in the "La Florida" stamp. The USPS issued the new Forever stamp, "La Florida" in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the first Spanish visit to North America. In April of 1513, with a charter from King Ferdinand, Juan Ponce de Leon set out in search of the fabled land of "Bimini". During Easter week he sighted a lush, verdant island which he named La Florida, in honor of the Catholic celebration, "Pascua Florida" (Feast of the Flowers). A few days later the crew stumbled ashore and formally took possession in the name of the Spanish Crown. Although Florida does, indeed, have the most colorful and abundant foliage anywhere in the United States, the native flora has nothing to do with its name. Furthermore, the debate rages on as to where exactly Ponce de Leon first landed; Great Abaco in the Bahamas, Melbourne Beach and Ponte Vedra all have their supporters. For the latest take on this argument, here are two recent books: "A People's History of Florida 1513-1876" by Adam Wasserman & "Finding Florida: The True History of the Sunshine State" by T.D. Allman. "I once found a list of diseases as yet unclassified by medical science, and among these there occurred the word Islomania, which was described as a rare but by no means unknown affliction of spirit. There are people...who find islands somehow irresistible. The mere knowledge that they are on an island, a little world surrounded by the sea, fills them with an indescribable intoxication." Lawrence Durrell "Reflections on a Marine Venus", 1953 The St Augustine Beaches News Journal July 2013