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Beaches News Journal 1965 A1A SOUTH #180 ST AUGUSTINE, FL 32080-6509 News Journal St.Au Update II Nine Plus One = A Perfect Ten Whats Inside The This Month Dont be Fooled PRSRT SDT US POSTAGE PAID ST. AUGUSTINE, FL PERMIT #132 NEWS FOR AND ABOUT RESIDENTS OF THE ST. AUGUSTINE BEACHES AREA What Do New Investors Really Need to Know? White Bean & Red Pepper Salad with Funnel Offender Watch Program A Travel ogue Addendum St.AugustineBeaches September 2013 Affect my Insurance Premium? Photo (left to right): Jerry Hanchet and David Simpson of the Sons of Simpson, incoming president of the local chapter of the Sons of the American to detail and integrity in the performance of his duties in 2012. of a major donor campaign, President of Friends, Bob were proud to present Byway Administrator Sallie September 12th, from 5:30 10pm, at the in conjunction with The Kidney Trust and The lineup will be Local Favorites "Falling Bones", The Davita Allstars Blues Band (featuring singers from The Voice and & Roll Hall of Fame Member) singing the Hollies Hits. On stage at 6 pm is local duo The Rubies. At 6:30 its the DaVita All Star Blues Band featuring vocalists from TV shows The Voice and Live at the Apollo. At 7:45 Terry Sylvester of The Hollies will perform and then at 9 pm the party will continue with local favorites The Falling Admission is FREE food, beer & wine will be available for purchase, coolers are not allowed. We will have a merchandise tent with items for sale as well as great Additionally, shuttles will run from Pope Road Bring your lawn chair and For more information Artists in the Fight or call 904-599-2551. Association is a proud sponsor of this event.

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal September 2013 2 Free Concert Series Location: St. Johns County Pier Park St. Augustine Beach 350 A1A Beach Boulevard (904) 347-8007 thecivicassociation.org Dinner At 6 p.m. Concert At 7 p.m. Every Wednesday Thru September venders including Farm Produce, Arts & from. Open from 8:00 am until 12:30 pm August 28th Big Lonesome Soutern Blues Gypsy Cab September 4th ET Swing Jazz By Design Catering Co. September 11th Top Secret Band R/R Antonios Pizza September 18th Beach St. A Go-Go Classic R/R Cafe 11 September 25th Navy Dixie Land Jazz Dixie Land Sunset Grill Marian Johns (904) 501-4149Referral Agentmarianjohns@ymail.comReferral Realty, Inc. I can connect you with the most reputable brokers nationwide in order to help you with all your real estate needs. Call me today! Buy, List or Rent through me and you will help donate to the Donna Foundation to help provide local breast cancer patients with financial support.Buying or Selling Investment Property Rental Property Buying or Selling Investment Property Rental Property the Southeast Branch Public Library on U.S. 1 in St. Augustine. The focus of has spent his entire career in the travel industry and is now retired; enjoying St. Augustine Travel Club Prices start from $863.00 per person, double occupancy, for inside cabin, inclusive of information and reservations. non-credit courses to prepare students for the review courses will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the following dates: St. Augustine campus Saturday, November 9 The registration fee for each course is $25.00. Students may register for one or several courses. For more information, call SJR States website at SJRstate.edu/continuinged.html to download a registration form. SJR State Offers Reviews for Teaching Students on the St. Augustine campus with selected clinical courses scheduled in health care facilities within the regional area. as pediatric care, nursing homes and in hospitals. Asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, lung therapist. SJR State accepting applications for Respiratory Care program apply. Visit the Web site for more information at SJRstate.edu or call (904) 808-7465. Photo Below: state-of-the-art simulator. Applications for SJR being accepted.

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal September 2013 3 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW PRICE NEW LISTING Top Producer For Watson Watson Realty Corp. St. Augustine Beach Elaine Wallace Call Elaine at (904) 347-5439 3175-1 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach www.oldcitystaugustinehomes.com 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. 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 with pool, clubhouse and private access to the ocean. Perfect upscale beach $1,190,000 PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE 4 BR/5 BA European style home w/upgrades--great architectural features, high end windows & doors, privacy wall and driveway. Premium lighting. Quality cabinets appliances. Tumbled Travertine $2,195,000 NEW PRICE Grove Cir. Beautiful 4BR/4.5BA home on a street of Old Florida style homes. Ocean views from for you and your guests. In Sea $1,199,000 Dune Dr. Spacious 5BR/4.5BA home in the gated community of Sea counters, stainless steel appliances, much more to see. Beautiful custom home w/new roof, boasts 4,950 sf of living area w/5BR/5.5BA, multiple Screened Patio and Pool. Separate guest $739,000 8550 A1A South, Unit 259. Recently warranty. New paint, carpet, balcony and storage. Great investment property for the GREAT LOTS FOR SALE NEW CONSTRUCTION 353 OCEAN Forest Drive. Open living spaces in this 4BR/3.5BA home in Anastasia Dunes. is open to the Dining Room. Large bonus space under the housegreat for boat or $749,900 SALT RUN ESTATE. 953 Lew Blvd. 5BR/4.5BA waterfront estate fp, beveled glass French doors, pool and to dawn lighting lets you truly enjoy this paradise estate. $1,975,000 PRIVATE SETTING IN SEA This pristine 5BR/5.5BA home will impress and inspire the most discerning with pool and spa--everything you need $1,395,000 BEACH COTTAGE ON TWO 315 B Street. 3BR/1.5BA granite. Enjoy the "salt life" on an of the nicest streets at the beach. $259,000 BEAUTIFUL SETTING ON Enjoy your morning coffee on the screened porch of this lovely double wide 2BR/1BA mobile home. Utility room, carport, porch and patio plus Ocean. $104,900 GREAT LOCATION ON Drive. Immaculate home with on main, upstairs den. Within Privacy wall. $249,000 N Ocean Grande Dr, #203 Upscale 3BR/3BA Ocean Grande condo on Intracoastal in Ponte Vedra. Large screened porch w/gas grill and spectacular w/granite countertops and 42" maple on those cool winter evenings. $409,000

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal September 2013 4 News From Around St. Johns County St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Shores The public is invited to all of the following events: DOO WOP Saturday August 31st (Featuring Kights to Remember) Includes Hamburgers & Trimmings from the Grill Served 5:30 pm 6:30 pm. TIKI BAR 1420 A1A St. Augustine, FL November 9th 2013. The race starts at 0800 at Shores Blvd. and US1, across from will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place per age category. The top male burden of local families that are currently living with a major health crisis, many of which are life threatening. With the help of the Sertoma of St. Augustine, many these families manage their crises during their greatest time of need. All proceeds please contact me at 904.806.2730. News Journal Sertoma 2013 Compression 5K Race 1965 A1A S, St. Augustine, FL 32080 #180 Todd Logsdon General Manager (904) 505-0301 Email: beachesnewsjournal@yahoo.com Cliff Logsdon Publisher/Editor (904) 607-1410 Email: clogsdon1@yahoo.com Online at www.beachesnewsjournal.com 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 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 beachesnewsjournal@yahoo.com or the editor at clogsdon1@yahoo.com. 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 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. St. Augustine Beaches News Journal Mayor S. Gary Snodgrass www.staugbch.com sabadmin@cityofsab.org News Journal St.AugustineBeaches com. Fashions from Stein Mart at the Beaches. Plus come say hello to our local Sheriff, David Shoar. plus a host of other models from Vicars landing ladies football players wives. Runway to Safety Fashio Show vigil for 4 years, providing a way for domestic violence survivors, supporters to come together as a community of individuals dedicated to the mission of eliminating domestic violence. 904-808-9984. men, their minor children. Other support services available to shelter residents and non residents Domestic Violence Awareness

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal September 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 At its August 5, 2013 meeting, the St. the following actions: 1. Appointed Ms. Karen Zander as the junior alternate to the planning board. 2. Approved the permit for the Sertoma on Saturday, October 19, 2014 from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. ordinance to adopt revised overlay district regulations. 4. Approved two budget resolutions: donation of $966 for the purchase of computer finance/administration department; b. to appropriate money to various accounts in the police departments budget. 5. Approved two to renew the agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for the city to maintain State Road A1A landscaping; b. to declare certain items of city property section of 2nd Avenue right-of-way south storage trailers. 7. Delayed a decision whether to allow Boulevard. 8. Discussed at length the job description and proposed performance evaluation form for the city manager. This topic will be discussed again at the commissions September 9th meeting, along with the police chiefs job description. 9. Reviewed with Mr. Fred Ashdji his Marriott Hotel, which is to be built west of A1A Beach Boulevard between 5th and relief from having to pay the city $560,000 so that the Hotel can be built across the unbuilt section of 6th Street between the Boulevard and 2nd Avenue. Instead of money, Mr. Ashdji proposes the Hotel developer give vacant lots between 7th and 8th Streets to the city, which in value of the 6th Street right-of-way. The Vice Mayor Rich OBrien and the city attorney to meet with Mr. Ashdji to determine the value of the lots. This topic will be discussed at the commissions regular meeting on September 9, 2013. the city. The city attorney will draft an ordinance for the commission to review at its September 9th meeting. meeting will be held on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the city hall, 2200 A1A South. Therell be a public hearing on the proposed property invited to attend. The seven regular members and two alternates of the St. Augustine Beach charter Florida, guided the committee through a variety of topics, such as Floridas Sunshine consensus rather than by formal votes. The members also agreed to basic ground rules and that public comment will be allowed at the beginning and end of each meeting, but not on each topic as its being discussed. p.m. in the commission meeting room at city hall. Topics on the agenda will include St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080; or by telephone: 471-2122. for the 2013-2014 season. The intimate evening gave board members and supporters of a number of wines from the shop. Music, courtesy of John Allison, was The Flagler Beachfront Winery was the location for the second August "Wine With Friends" event. Organic on the evening. donated by community partners pleased with the turnout. "Wine With Friends" Comes to Local A1A Businesses City Charter Review Joan F. Tasca is teaching Oil or Acrylic Painting: All levels, Tuesdays, 9-noon, September 3 through October 8 and Drawing: All Levels, Thursdays 9-noon, September 5 through October 10 in The Art Studio by St. Augustine Pier. 904.402.2292 for information about these, and other classes, and to register by August 27. Tasca holds a BFA Painting, Teaching drawing to college level, community adult education, private students and groups. See www.joanftasca.com for complete credentials and bio. The Art Studio Drawing & Painting Classes

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal September 2013 6 by Bill Jones, President www.thecivicassociation.com S. Gary Snodgrass, Mayor City of St. Augustine Beach, FL comsgsnodgrass@cityofsab.org 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 www.safeshipstaug.com The Art Studio of St. Augustine Beach by Jan Heusdens heusdensjan@yahoo.com www.beachartstudio.com September will bring some fun and in the schedule that we wanted to share. On September 25th we welcome the visit www.thecivicassociation,org and schedule. Mid-September also brings the Gentlemen of the Road Tour featuring Mumford & Sons to our county. Our with guests from all over thee world and we intend to show them St Augustine Beach is a great place to visit. On Wednesday September 11th the Music we are calling the Top Secret band. Trust me when I tell you that this will be a very special night. On Thursday there will be another free concert at the National Kidney Foundation o Florida will present a free concert featuring Terry Sylvester of the Hollies along with The DaVita All Star Blues Band and local favorite The Falling Bones. Sylvester will perform Hollies classics My Brother. The All Star Blues Band includes two celebrity vocalists from television talent shows. Shane Simon was a contestant on the Voice this year and Terri Lowe performed several times on the popular show Live at the Apollo. The evening will be a celebration of Refreshments and food will be available all evening. records for both vendors and shoppers. "Nico has developed a great balance of of products for our patrons. We truly have a great selection of produce, bread, honey, arts, crafts prepared food an even a little live music". We winvite you stop by any Wednesday morning between 8 and and 12:30 pm at the Pier In a follow up to last months column, St Augustine Beach Blastoff Festival. While we are grateful for this decision being treated differently than similar Ken Bryan got this mess started. This all began based on what Bryan claimed to be the Florida statute on Tourism. seat and at numerous civic meetings dispersed based on an events ability to put heads on beds. When you on attracting Visitors. According to Glenn Hastings a visitor is anyone who crosses the county line to attend and / or participate in an event or activity. of overnight visitors we still wonder how this personal interpretation of the former commissioner became the philosophy of continue to try and share information with you as this situation evolves. In closing we remind everyone that our membership will begin meeting on the second Tuesday of each month. Our September 10th at 7 pm. The meetings pm. Our meetings are open to the public and refreshments are served. See you After successfully opening its doors to the public in early 2013, The Art Studio of another ambitious project in the art arena at between the Art Studio and the Bocce Ball small vintage building, built in 1938, will be demolished unless responsibility to renovate a costly investment. for complete restoration of the building, The Art Studio has planned to design the space for a clay and sculpture instruction center complete with outdoor sculpture garden. It public considering the growing interest projects with instruction provided by local sculptors. has shown support for the project with the promise to provide funds for a roof for the building. The Board of Directors is fund raiser on Friday evening, October 25th at 8 PM in The Art Studio. "The Haunting at the Art Studio" will feature a ghostly spirit telling local ghost tales, contest for best costume in several categories, music, free with admission) and complimentary small bites. Plan to come in costume and enjoy an artsy haunted evening. Everyone is welcome. Please contact Jodi Foster @ 904Please visit the website www. Beachartstudio.com for further information on classes, membership and open studio scheduling. comments about important developments to September 30th. With its two major funds, general operations including law enforcement, Budget preparations begin in June when including suggested capital projects or other Property Appraiser provides information about the assessed value of privately owned real projected revenues from such sources as the and other sources are then determined. The end result is that a draft balanced budget of projected sanitation vehicle, employee salary increases potential initiatives and budget issues may be it on a notice that is sent to property owners. in early September with a second session later in that month so that the budget can be formally year. is determined by two factors: the assessed rate for the past several years has been 2.3992 mills or $2.3992 for each $1,000 of the assessed property value. perspective, every effort should be made to rate of 2.5433 mills that was on the notice sent in August to property owners. By managing the allocating modest funds from the undesignated general funds account for unplanned or the current millage rate can be retained. With these changes, we can still ensure public safety, pursue important infrastructure improvements, grant modest employee cost of living and merit forward. hearings in September. the place we call home. Best regards, S. Gary Snodgrass, Mayor

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal September 2013 7 By Max Royle St. Augustine Beach City Manager Financial Focus Information Provided By Edward Jones UPDATE II Here the Royle we are again, eagerly primed and ready to resume educating you about projects and other matters that your city has recently accomplished or is about to accomplish. As a bonus, we may include future. In last months essay, I told you some information about the upcoming review of the city charter and the countys off-beach begin with an update of an update, namely matters that concern your money. 1. Budget. The city commission held a special meeting on Monday, July 29th, to review the proposed budget, discuss some of its details, and set the tentative good news: the cost of the premium for the employees medical insurance plan with higher. Was there any bad news about the The commission saved $110,000 by $30,000 to replace the city hall carpeting. Other commission decisions included: a. approving a part-time code enforcement inspector and a full-time assistant for the information technology specialists; b. approving pay increases based on the pay plan proposed by Mayor Snodgrass at the commissions July 1st meeting. This will based on information provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, and a merit increase, earning $50,000-74,999; and cost-of-living only for those earning $75,000 and above. The setting of the tentative property Because two commissioners were away, ($2.5433 for every $1,000 of a propertys assessed value) was approved on a 2-1 vote. However, it was later discovered vote of three commissioners for any motion to be passed. After consultation with the State Department of Revenue, Property Appraiser the 2.5433 mills as the tentative millage. The city commission can reduce this millage at later public hearings. By a 3-0 vote, the commission approved 0.08 mills for revenue to pay the debt on bonds that were used several years ago to purchase 11.5 acres of the former Maratea The public hearings on the millage and budget are scheduled for Monday, September 9th, and Monday, September 23rd. Both meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. The budget can be seen online at the citys website, www.staugbch.com. 2. 2nd Avenue/10th Street Drainage Project. This project, in the planning stages for several years, has at last been started. It will replace an open ditch along 2nd Avenue from B Street north to 10th Street with an underground pipe. The pipe will then go under 10th Street west to the east side of vacant, private property where the city has an easement to replace a ditch with a pipe that will connect to the 11th Street pipe that was constructed in 2007. of storm water and the replacement of an thrive if we didnt have the Anastasia then. The project should be completed by mid-January 2014. The $584,504 to pay for it will come from the transportation impact fee which the builders of new homes and commercial structures have paid. This was a major, though obscure, project westwards to the Intracoastal Waterway marsh. The canal goes through the Marsh an easement for it to the city. Thus, though the land through which the canal goes is privately owned, the canal belongs to the city, which is therefore responsible for maintaining it. Over the years since 1998, erosion on end threatened three homes. To protect of the three (continued on page 10) 4108 A1A South St. Augustine, FL 32080 www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC MAKING SENSE OF INVESTING Connie Reep Financial Advisor Ben Reep Financial Advisor Decisions made in the past may no longer be whats best for the future. To review. opportunity to sit face to face with an longterm goals. When it comes to your to do list, If youre starting out as an investor, you might be feeling overwhelmed. After handle on basic investment concepts so Actually, you can get a good grip on the investment process by becoming familiar with a few basic concepts, such as these: you are buying ownership shares in companies and to hold these shares for the long term. This strategy may help you eventually overcome short-term price Keep in mind, though, that when buying lose some or all of your investment. By contrast, when you purchase bonds, you arent becoming an owner rather, you are lending money to a company or a governmental unit. Barring interest payments for as long as you own your bond, and when it matures, you However, bond prices do rise and fall, typically moving in the opposite direction of interest rates. So if you wanted to sell a bond before it matures, and interest rates have recently risen, you may have to offer your bond at a price lower than its face value. for their growth potential (although many dividends), while bonds are bought for the income stream provided by interest payments. Ideally, though, it is important investments designed to meet your goals a strategy designed to help reduce the lose purchasing power over time. One generally, the greater the potential need to set goals for your investment portfolio, such as providing resources for retirement or helping pay for your childrens college educations. personality Everyone has different investment personalities some people rewards, while others are not comfortable you begin investing, and throughout your years as an investor. perseverance and good decisions for investors to accumulate the substantial long-tem goals. mind as your begin your journey through the investment world, youll be better prepared for the twists and turns youll encounter along the way as you pursue This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. What Do New Investors Really Need to Know?

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you can hear and see the stories of the islands, the mountains and the villages of Greece p.m., Saturday, 11a.m. 9 p.m. and Sunday, 12 5 p.m. The festival is proud to present The Hellenic Band who addition to the great entertainment, plan to dine on delicious have been busy preparing pans of mouthwatering pastitsio (macaroni with a delicious meat sauce topped with a crema), and dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves). The village will also have $3.00 for adults and free for those 12 and under. Free admission for active military and their immediate family with ID. For more information call (904) 829-0504 or visit www. St. Augustine Beaches News Journal September 2013 8 St. Augustine Beaches Advisory Committee Ann Palmquist, Vice-Chair Palmquist@comcast.net 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 A Travelogue Addendum www.saintjameschurchsaintaugustine.org Nine Plus One = A Perfect Ten Fax: 904-239-5505 Email: undine@anastasialaw.net 107 A 11th Street St. Augustine, FL 32080 www.anastasialaw.net winners of the St. Augustine Beach Florida graciously shared her story of how she and landscape. Their home at 200 12th Street is Pamelas yearlong research endeavored to site integrity; environmental concerns; the cold-, saltand drought-tolerant plants; and all with the goal in mind to provide the peaceful surroundings Pamela had envisioned at the start and still be easy on the eyes. Pamela said she and scratch may not be an option for the established yard; however, by simply changing the way you Appropriately, 4) Mulch, 5) Attract Wildlife, 6) Waste, 8) Reduce Stormwater Runoff, and 9) Protect the Waterfront. Applying these principles resources for generations to come. Information from specially-trained county horticulture staff and Master Gardener volunteers. On September 19 from 10:00 a.m. to noon, very own 55or 30-gallon compost bin. There is a $65 or $60 fee and you will need to preregister; call 904-209-0430 for details. A bumper say it all. Show and the Datil Pepper Festival will be on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be an Open Entry date is October 3, so repot and dust off your staghorn ferns or the split-leaf philodendron (Monstera deliciosa), and let these beauties bring attendance was over 1,000, so call 209-0430 for additional information and to learn details about being a vendor. This event is a gift to our area and by trial and error, but is a whole lot more fun understand the importance of playing in the dirt. native plants can play in your landscape design, or going native, as some members of the Sea Augustine Beach, FL 32080. Give V.P. George Waters a call (904) 347-2704 or go to SeaOats. FNPS@gmail.com. endorsed by professional landscape architects, suggestions on how to enhance the landscape design at the new 7-11 service station. Stay tuned for details. mow-blow-go yard begins with understanding history in the most beautiful city by the sea. I had fully intended to write an education rel ated column for this month as our new school albeit a little late, in October. I just had to shift gears, however, in view of the second part of my time away in July when my wife and I had In my column last month, written as it was from Galway, Ireland, I made reference to that to Europe, but had not yet actually set foot on Russian soil (or entered their waterways). What about what I witnessed. This is, of course, a column devoted to spiritual matters, and it was spirituality and religious revival on steroids that I encountered in the epicenter of the former Soviet Union. I intriguing enough, given the manner in which faith all faith had been so brutally suppressed domination of not only Russia and the other republics (now independent) of the U.S.S.R., but Soviet satellite states such as Poland and other central European countries. The (produced by a locally-based, northeast Florida world during most of the 20th century. Indeed, I can recall as a young child in the 1950s being anywhere is composed of what we in the most of us of whatever persuasion would tend to agree that sinners have always dominated the world its just that we disagree as to how justifying race, if anything. But I digress. The from an institutional, governmental, or personal perspective, Russia is in serious revival, such as I have not witnessed in even this country, at least since my 20s and 30s (Im now two years away from Medicare, you do the math). Firsthand witnessed fact: many Russian cathedrals are assiduous in carrying out their pastoral responsibilities for their people, praying daily and in public liturgies by name for those whose intentions are written on color-coded prayer lists (I even submitted one myself for my parents and characters). Additional fact: the Russian state, its federal government, is spending in rubles renovate the buildings on the campus of the St. Sergei Lavra (monastery) about an hour out of up to TWO HOURS just to spend 30 seconds in prayer in front of the main Marian icon in that stupendously beautiful structure, the women all with head-veils, the men all respectfully disposed. Again, this wasnt a Sunday, just a Many of us in the United States of a less traditionally-minded faith (or no faith) might well be tempted to just to blow off such devotion from the truth. Whatever the privations and tragedies of their long history, the Russian people are anything but stupid. And I have to family issues fairly put us to shame in the enlightened West (while we were in Ireland country, no time here to develop that thought). Anyway, I just needed to set the record straight about some of these things, because you will hardly ever hear about them from the U.S.based media. Too bad. And who are really the October 11-13th

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal September 2013 9 Beaches Bistro By Paolo Pece, Cafe Atlantico cafeatlantico@comcast.net White Bean and Sweet Red Pepper Salad with Funnel INSURANCE NETWORKFIRST FLORIDAFIRST FLORIDA IS ST.JOHNS COUNTYS PREMIER HOMEOWNER INSURANCE AGENCY St. Augustines Oldest Continuous Insurance Agency DESIRED DWELLING COVERAGEYEARLY PREMIUM ADDL DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE $200,000...............................................$695...............................home/auto discount up to 20% $250,000...............................................$875...............................home/auto discount up to 20% $300,000.............................................$1044...............................home/auto discount up to 20% $350,000.............................................$1214...............................home/auto discount up to 20% $400,000.............................................$1384...............................home/auto discount up to 20% $450,000.............................................$1563...............................home/auto discount up to 20% $500,000.............................................$1723...............................home/auto discount up to 20% $550,000.............................................$1892...............................home/auto discount up to 20% $600,000.............................................$2054...............................home/auto discount up to 20% $650,000.............................................$2230...............................home/auto discount up to 20% $700,000.............................................$2350...............................home/auto discount up to 20% $750,000.............................................$2569...............................home/auto discount up to 20% $800,000.............................................$2689...............................home/auto discount up to 20% $850,000.............................................$2812...............................home/auto discount up to 20% $900,000.............................................$2893...............................home/auto discount up to 20%Includes $300,000 Liability Coverage, $1,000 Medical Payments to Others and a $2,500 AOP Deductible. Based on 2009 Masonry Home St. Augustine Beaches News Journal March 2013*HIGHER LIMITS OF COVERAGE AVAILABLE*Please review this proof of your ad closely as it will be printed as it appears here unless corrections and/or changes are sp ecified by you on this proof. If there are any typographical errors or errors of omission, please return information to our office as soon as possible. This proof was created based on the information provi ded to our representative by you or a representative of your company. We cannot be responsible for content and copy of your ad except as noted on this proof form. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Approved Date Approved with noted changes Date Contemporary Italian Grill 904-471-7332 www.cafeatlantico.net Dinner Mon.-Sun. 5 p.m to Closing Regardless of the age of your home, if you replaced your roof in 2002 or premium savings available for you. A simple inspection, called a Wind Mitigation Inspection, can be done on your home to look for particular construction techniques that would minimize wind damage including the shape of the roof, decking reinforcement and the shingle attachment method that was used. The Wind Mitigation Inspection also confirms the type of shingle or other roof covering used, roof decking with large nails or screws with close spacing as well as the existence of hur ricane clips. These features must meet State building codes in order to qualify for insurance premium credits. A Wind Mitigation Inspection is turn into to your insurance company. The savings can be substantial not only for the policy term in which you provide can be in the hundreds of dollars. Discounts are offered for Wind Mitigation homes because they have lower windstorm damage. Lower dam age and losses means reduced costs for insurance companies, and the discount is passed on to the customer. These dis counts apply to homes or condos built prior to 2002 and to new construction that has been built to the latest Florida Building Code. The cost for the inspection is ap proximately $50 and usually takes less than an hour to complete. Once again, premium savings can be substantial if your home is older than 2002 and the roof was replaced in 2002 and later. To discuss whether the inspec tion is recommended for your home call First Florida Insurance or email jane@ The Wind Mitigation Inspection can be submitted to your insurance company anytime during your insur ance policy term. Also, as long as the roof was replaced after 2001, the home may be eligible for credits even if the inspection is not submitted until this year. First Florida agents invite you to take their Quote Challenge. Call First Florida to discuss your current policy coverages. Their goal is to be certain you have the absolute best rate for which you qualify. Call 808-8600, or come by to visit one of First Floridas friendly agents. By Jane Tucker, First Florida Insurance How Does The Age Of My Roof Affect My Insurance Premium? This salad is so rich and immensely satisfying, that demonstrate how well beans can replace high fat ingrediends in white beans sliced beans, onion, garlis, bay leaf, and vegetable boil and reduce the heat. Simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hour, or until the beans are tender, adding water, if needed to cover the beans. Place the beans in a large bowl, discarding the vegetables. Season with salt and white cup. chives, vinegar, basil and parsley, in a bowl. Adjust the seasoning. Add the beans with the fennel, onion, and bell pepper and toss lightly to coat well. Garnish with additional basil.

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal September 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.com www.beachfrontbandb.com www.beachfrontbandb.com www.beachfrontbandb.com www.beachfrontbandb.comYour Hosts Your Hosts Your Hosts Your Hosts Your Hosts OULTRIE CREEK M NURSING & REHAB CENTER ...your bridge between the Hospital & Home amenities during your stay. teaches and educates you for continued improvement after returning home. Gingie MacQueen, Admission Director 904-864-1051 *NQMBOU%FOUJTUSZt $SPXOT#SJEHFTt $PTNFUJDt 8IJUFOJOHt 7FOFFSTt *NQMBOU%FOUVSFTBSUJBMTt $POWFOUJPOBM%FOUVSFTt t&YUSBDUJPOT t8JTEPN5FFUI t*7FEBUJPO t*NQMBOUT t#POF(SBGUT tJOVT&MFWBUJPOT t(VNVSHFSZ t-BTFS5IFSBQZ tPGU5JTTVF(SBGUT %%4.4I% %FOUBMVSHFPO0YGPSE UPDATE II (continued from page 7) access into it is restricted to residents and was $206,873. Part of this amount will county. joint city/county project, and involved the the construction of a new building with additional restrooms. The old restrooms were in deplorable condition, and the new ones were needed because of the popularity the many events scheduled at the pavilion the success of the project is owed to Mr. Michael Stauffer, a local architect, who designed the restrooms; to Mr. Michael Rubin, the countys projects manager, city was much appreciated; and to several cost was $210,844, with $200,000 of this the remainder from the public buildings impact fee paid by the builders of new homes and commercial structures. center and the new restrooms. The city well used that it needed to be renovated. be increased. A new water feature, a mushroom waterfall, was added; the small playground was relocated farther from the fountains; low walls were built and an entrance was created to better children. Also, the shower facilities were relocated. The result is a much roomier, designed the renovations. This projects cost was $43,453, with $40,000 coming recreation impact fees. Now on to possible future projects. There are three major ones, two of which are related. These are replacement of old, failed drainage pipes combined with new pavement for the streets where the pipes Joe Howell told the commission at its July 29th special meeting, the pipes are in the following subdivisions: Woodland, Woodland Estates, Ocean Woods, Sea replaced, Mr. Howell recommends that the streets be repaved. Other streets, such as B and E Streets both east and west of A1A Beach Boulevard, where there arent major drainage problems, still need to have new pavement. Mayor Snodgrass suggested at the meeting that Mr. Howell develop a comprehensive, multi-year plan to do these projects. Another major project is one internal for the construction of a new building for vehicle storage and placement of a new a layout plan of where he wants to put these improvements. The plan will also areas. Then, over a period of years, the improvements can be done as the citys budget permits. Surely, youll say, other projects have been done and others are planned to be editor is tapping me on the shoulder as a Residents interested in becoming a foster parent and providing temporary to participate in an orientation session and pre-service training classes hosted by the (FIP). Those who want to help children and becoming a foster parent, or desire to help in another way, are encouraged to attend an interactive orientation session about foster care arranged by the FIP from 6:30 8:30 p.m. on Monday, September 9, at the Health and Human Services building, 1955 US-1 South, St. Augustine (just south of the 312 and US-1 intersection). Every child deserves a safe, nurturing home and to be cared for by someone dedicated to meeting all of their essential County Health and Human Services Hosts Pre-Service Training and Orientation for Prospective Foster Parents needs. Getting teens out of group homes and into family foster homes is a State and foster parents provide for youth in all age groups is invaluable. In addition to typical foster homes, local therapeutic foster homes and medical foster homes are also needed. Foster parent pre-service classes will begin at the same location starting September 16 from 6:30:30 p.m. and continue on consecutive Mondays through interactive classes will offer participants a variety of educational material delivered through an engaging and challenging format. Please contact Joy Meyerpeter at be sent by mail.

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal September 2013 11 St. Johns County Sheriffs Corner By David Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff Offender Watch Program searches around their home and school. They want to stay updated with emails and postal mailing whenever there is a change around them. In living within a one mile radius of our home, our It is the OffenderWatch Program. This is an onour county. This system will enable anyone with an Internet connection to search for registered name or address. This program is two-fold: A geographic tool geographic tool, any address in the county can be entered into a search engine, and a map will be displayed showing full information on the location within a mile radius of that address. notify you of any offenders or predators who moves within one mile of that given address. To sign up for the OffenderWatch program, go through the process. familiar with their friends and daily activities. Build self-esteem in your child. Listen carefully to your childrens fears, and be supportive in all your discussions with them. Replace fear with early with little decisions so big decisions later are easier. Teach them to trust their own feelings and assure them they have a right to say NO to care givers carefully. Be alert to any teenager or adult who is paying unusual amounts of attention to your children or giving them inappropriate or should approach them or touch them in a way that they should tell their parent(s) immediately. Some safety tips for children include: Teach them about who they are including their full name, birthdate, complete address, phone number and their parents full names. If a child is in a public place and they get separated from you, encourage or lost & found. Have them tell someone in authority that they have become separated from possible, use the buddy system. Its more fun and there is safety in numbers. Dont wander someone follows your child on foot or in a car, trusted neighbor or adult. Be sure to tell them not the best defenses are the childs legs and voices. Try to run and scream before they get too close and call 911 immediately. There is a wealth of information on our website on this topic as well as on many other topics at www.sjso.org. Please feel free to follow TEMPLE BY THE SEA 2055 Wildwood Drive, St. AugustineServices: First & Third Friday Evenings of the Month at 7:30 p.m.Rabbi Mark N. Goldman A Reform Congregation904-819-1875www.templebetyam.org T emple Bet YamReach The Beach By U.S. MAIL! The Beaches News Journal reaches thousands of homes in the Beaches area by U.S. Mail. repair, there are two things a string trimmer needs to perform correctly. with one word. Sand. Lets face it we live on a sand bar. Everyone has sand in the yard. And sand wears blades. Simple as that. For a technician to sharpen a blade, it also has to be balanced. If there is too much wear on the blade, it will never balance and that can cause damage to the mower, not to mention what it will do to your grass. Mowers are designed to cut grass not to tear it. So in the future, try not to wait so long between having the blade sharpened. If you year wouldnt be over doing it. Power House is located at 125 Pope Road. Visit us at www.staugpowerhouse.com staugpowerhouse.com. The St. Augustine Orchestra, under the direction of William McNeiland, announces its 2013Augustine and four encore performances in Ponte Vedra. The orchestra will begin the concert season Friday, October 25th at 8:00 p.m. in the beautiful, historic Lightner Museum, 25 Granada Street, St. Augustine, Florida. The Gilded Age ambiance was once the largest indoor swimming pool in the world. The St. Augustine Orchestra performs encore concerts on Sunday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. at American Music and History. The additional concerts and a Discover First America preview event are included in the season schedule below: Lightner Museum Christ Episcopal Church 25 Granada Street, St. Augustine 400 San Juan Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach Evenings, 8:00 pm Matinees, 3:00 pm Friday, October 25, 2013 Sunday, October 27, 2013 Friday, December 13, 2103 Sunday, December 15, 2013 Friday, February 28, 2014 Saturday, March 1, 2014 Sunday, March 2, 2014 Friday, May 16, 2014 Sunday, May 18, 2014 1st Annual Fundraiser Discover First America Preview Events Saturday, March 1, 2014 TBD February 2014 follow. St. Augustine Orchestra Announces 2013 2014 Season

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12 St. Augustine Beaches News Journal September 2013 Agency (FEMA). A map of the 100-year and Augustine Beach can be provided for your A1A South. A Floodplain Manager is available protection information and provide advice on plain. Also available for review are current and past FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) and topographical maps that show elevations of property within the city. FEMA FIRM maps, reference materials, pamphlets and video are also available at the Building Department. is caused by ocean water and rain storms, such as tropical storms and hurricanes. Occasionally, along the main retention areas. Flood waters along the beachfront can rise to heights of 15 to 20 feet above sea level, with destructive waves reaching Low land east of A1A Beach Boulevard is also Not only do hurricanes and tropical storms create greatest investment, but your homeowners or renters insurance policy will not cover losses in the National Flood Insurance Program, which Property owners can insure their buildings and contents, and renters can insure their possessions. insurance is available from your insurance agent. Since 1978, the city has participated in the Rating System, which means the premiums Beach are lower than they would be. The citys availability of staff in the Building Department to than federal minimum standards, regulations for storm water management in new construction, and public outreach projects. For more information, all new residential structures be elevated no less most effective and permanent means of protecting If you are unable to relocate your structure, the Building Department can discuss emergency, temporary and permanent alternatives with you and help you obtain the necessary permits. The Building Department has reference material available for review regarding temporary and measures include: plywood, plastic sheeting and lumber handy for emergencies. clear of debris and functioning properly. valuable contents upstairs or to a safe location. depth. and do not drive around road barriers. Roads or bridges may be washed out. ditches, culverts and drains. electrical wires. Report downed power lines to the power company. panel or disconnect all electrical appliances. including glass and nails. Floors and stairs that are covered with mud can be very slippery. and the area has been ventilated. Floodplains serve many useful purposes, and those that are preserved in their normal or nearly Augustine Beach: 16th Street, 11th Street and storage from storm water runoff in their immediate area. They also provide a valuable service by wildlife habitats, breeding and feeding grounds Debris in drainage ditches, streams and pipes to move obstructions from the drainage system on their property. Further, it is unlawful for any person to throw or deposit ant refuse, trash or debris in any drainage ditch, stream or body of water. For Emergency Services and the National Weather Service in issuing public warnings concerning radio stations may announce weather advisories from the National Weather Service and provide local weather information and advisories. National Weather Service advisories indicate all warnings which are in effect, including a description of the threat and its potential impact. Watches and warnings are issued for gales (winds of 39 to 54 miles per hour), tropical storms (55 to 73 m.p.h.), and hurricanes (74 m.p.h or more), heavy rains. A hurricane watch indicates that a hurricane poses a possible threat within 24 to 36 hours. A hurricane warning means that hurricane inundation and abnormally high tides. Often, the Remember that heavy rains not associated with Pay close attention to weather advisories. Local order. An evacuation order means that you should leave. The evacuation routes form the St. Augustine Beach area to inland destinations For more information about evacuation routes Service. Information is available via the web at http://www.staugbch.com. portions of the city as being within the 100-year ordinance and building codes have special provisions regulating construction and other National Flood Insurance Program would not be available for viewing in the Building Department. discuss city regulations. Any development in a A permit issued by the Building Department buildings. Buildings with damage amounting be removed or brought into compliance with regulations may only be improved to less that alterations that are not a result of storm damage ordinance and building codes are minimum standards that all development must meet. To increase the safety of your property and reduce insurance premiums, you should consider building to higher standards. Of course, the safest way to develop your property is to locate AND FLOOD PROTECTION Fresh, Local Seafood Prepared the Way You Like it! Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday 7:30am-10:30am Lunch & Dinner: 7 Days 11am-9:00pm Early Bird Specials: M-F 3:30pm-5:30pm St. Augustines Best Casual Oceanfront Restaurant GRILLED, FRIED, STEAMED, BROILED, SAUTEED or BLACKENED (904) 471-8700 45 Cubbedge Rd. Crescent Beach www.southbeachgrill.net Open For BREAKFAST Saturday & Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Join Us For and more! 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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal September 2013 13 Happy Hours Monday Friday 3-7 p.m. & 9-11 p.m. Happy Hours 3-7 p.m. & 911 p.m. Real Estate Corner By Will Russell, Licensed Real Estate Agent Shores Resident willbr3@yahoo.com 904-814-7305 Home Shopping Resources Many prospective home buyers can help them shop for a home. Below is a brief list of potential resources for prospective home buyers. 1) A Real Estate Agent The best way to get the most accurate and up to date information about property is from a licensed realtor. member of the Board of Realtors, that has access to the MLS, and help you with any property, not just their listings. 2) The Internet The National Association of Realtors found in conjunction with a realtor. Various real estate websites allow individuals to browse homes, com, Zillow.com, and Trulia.com local newspaper and various real Land, which is published monthly and includes a variety of available stores, convenience stores, etc 4) Driving Around I always recommend that you drive around the areas/neighborhoods something new. Also, you may the time, a realtor can sell you a property listed as an FSBO. Remember, if you are considering buying or selling a to discuss your options, please contact me anytime at (904) 814-7305 or via email at Will@ EndlessSummerRealty.com or Willbr3@yahoo.com. St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar was recently elected as the Florida Sheriffs Association Vice President for He was installed at the closing ceremonies of the annual summer conference of the FSA that was held at Marco Island, Florida. Sheriff Shoar was elected as Secretary for the association last year which is made up of the 67 Sheriffs of Florida as well as over 3,500 business leaders and 130,000 private citizens from around the state. The 2013 through 2014 Florida the Sheriffs of Florida are: Grady Judd Sheriff David Shoar Sadie Darnell Jerry Demings Sheriff Susan Benton. Also during the conference, Sheriff Shoar along with two other Sheriffs (Baker County Sheriff Joey Dobson and Citrus County Sheriff Jeff Dawsy) was presented the Excellence in Labor and Ethics Relations Award by the Executive Director of the Florida Sheriffs Risk Management Fund David Harvey. The award acknowledged the three Sheriffs Sheriff David Shoar Elected As Vice President Of The Florida Sheriffs Association Sheriff Shoar along with two other Sheriffs, Baker County Sheriff Joey Dobson and Citrus County Sheriff Jeff Dawsy, was presented the Excellence in Labor and Ethics Relations Award by the Executive Director of the Florida Sheriffs Risk Management Fund David Harvey. of their respective agencies from Risk Management during the past year. Sheriff David B. Shoar was elected to upon and enhance the steps taken towards professionalism by his predecessors. Sheriff Shoar has elevated the agencys operational effectiveness by adding a Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel to the staff. Sheriff Shoar developed an open-door relationship Johns County community. ALLSTAR INC. Electrical Contractors FULL SERVICE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Family Owned Over 30 Years Experience FREE ESTIMATES Call for Discounts & Specials Trouble shooting Circuits Check Mobile Homes TV, Cable, Phone Wiring New Construction Ceiling Fans Repairs Generators Installed Pool & Pond Wiring Service Changes & Upgrades Decreased Power Problems Washer/Dryer Receptacles Indoor/Outdoor Wiring Surge Protection 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SEVICE 904-460-1001 CALL! WE DO IT ALL!! Credit Cards Accepted

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal September 2013 14 Prompt, Reliable Service Licensed & Insured Call Us At 794-7001 Dont be Fooled By Rob Stanborough PT, DPT, MHSc, MTC, CMTPT, FAAOMPT First Coast Rehabilitation (904) 829-3411 is simple: use as much resistance as you can move safely and correctly through the full range of motion, and do as many reps as you can to the point of fatigue without compensation. Put even more simply fatigue your system so it is challenged but avoid compensation to prevent injury. Admittedly, Im not as regular with up playing soccer in high school and college. After that, and putting on running. Life and injury gently nudged running out of my schedule to the Several years ago, after learning of my familys history of high blood pressure swimming. I thought swimming would swimming is easy on the joints. The resistance of the water is constant so I idea the transition I would face going All the things I had learned and heard about swimming are true. Swimming strengthen, condition and stay healthy. The force of the water opposes the force of gravity. Just as the force of gravity is constantly pushing me down, which Ive written about in previous columns, the force of water constantly pushes me up. Buoyancy uniformly lifts my body, decreases joint compression stress to my joints surfaces but dont be fooled. Just as the water provides uniform buoyancy it also provides uniform or constant resistance AND more importantly, it does not allow the storing and use of potential energy. weights my body produces energy and force to create a motion. As I lift my foot energy to produce the movement. When my foot hits the ground or when I lower the weight, energy from the movement tissues to be re-used as a spring. It is an raw energy to create movement, and the last is tough due to fatigue, at least the middle. Unfortunately, this is not so does not allow such use of potential energy. The water steals my energy. Sure I can use my legs to push off the wall but this is met with the constant but as soon as I stop moving my arms or legs I stop. It seems almost unfair as I watch my energy move away from me through the ripples of the water. To more, and more, and more energy. out routine for the joints, and a safe dont be fooled. Swimming and/or tired just as much, if not more than any considerations you would for any other PT. Follow a regular and progressive to adapt and change with the routine and off Beach Location Shores Location US 1 4255 A1A South 4010 US 1 South Tel Tel 797-8989 SERVING PASTA, CHICKEN, VEAL, SEAFOOD, SALADS, PIZZA & FRESH BAKED WWW.ROMANOSSTAUG.COM ESTABLISHMENT. ALL OUR MENU ITEMS ARE HOMEMADE AND COOKED TO ORDER Buy one entree or Pizza at full price get a 2nd entree be combined with any other offer or coupon. Simply clip this ad and present it at either of our Romano's locations. Our complete Restaurant Menu is available for FREE delivery. Valid through 10-1-2013. 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Ac cording to reports from many veteran organi zations and associations as they quoted Hagel as saying, If Congress does not change the Budget Control Act, DoD will be forced to Maj. Gen. Emmett Titshaw Jr, Adjutant General of Florida, speaking to FLNG members cut an additional $52 billion in FY 2014, start ing on October 1, Hagel said in the statement. This represents 40 percent more than this years sequester-mandated cuts of $37 billion. Facing this uncertainty, I cannot be sure what will happen next year, but I want to assure our civilian em ployees that we will do everything possible to avoid more furloughs. In veteran organi zation and association newsletters including Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled Ameri can Veterans, and American Legion, the focused emphasis is on contacting senators and representatives to bring an end to sequestration by changing the Budget Control Act. Otherwise further required reduc tions bring an adverse affect to ongoing op erations and main tenance of military facilities, equipment, and basesall es sential to the successful mission of our Armed Forces. According to US Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno, sequestration is already taxing the Armys readiness to the point that should an un foreseen crisis arise, soldiers may rush into battle by undermining deterrence and increasing the By Michael Isam

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal September 2013 15 See a full listing of our services and specialties at www.firstcoastrehab.com Hwy 312University Blvd.Flagler HospitalUniversity of St. Augustine Sgt. Tutten Drive Matanzas River San Bartola1 University Boulevard St. Augustine, FL 32086 Ph: (904) 829-3411 Fx: (904) 829-3412 800 Zeagler Dr. Ste 510 Palatka, FL 32177 Ph: (386) 325-2721 Fx: (386) 325-2720 Putnam Community Medical CenterOld Wolf Bay Rd Ste 510Zeagler DriveNW State Rd 20 Palencia Press August 2013

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal September 2013 16 This 1589 map depicts Sir Francis Drake's 1586 attack on St. Augustine. Anastasia Island is prominently featured. Although the battle scene is fascinating, upon close inspection one can see island houses and farmland; whether these planted areas depict the efforts of native people or Europeans is unknown. From the earliest days of Spanish occupation Anastasia Island was "put to work". Cattle, horses and pigs roamed freely. Plantations were laid out for rice, indigo, cotton, sugar and citrus production. Timber and coquina were ferried across the inlet for city construction projects and boat building. Never say Never Few of us were living on the island when the last major storm hit the First Coast exactly 49 years ago. Hurricane Dora made landfall the night of September 10, 1964 with the eye passing directly over St. Augustine. The storm surge on Anastasia Island was 12 feet above high tide. Although there was tremendous loss of property and beaches, there were only 5 fatalities, thanks to early warnings and coastal evacuations. The damage to Northeast Florida exceeded 2 billion in todays dollars. Dora was the most destructive hurricane to hit our area since recordkeeping began in 1851. We are very lucky to have not one but two weekly opportunities to purchase locally grown produce, meat, poultry and other wonderful artisan goods here in The Beaches. The Old City Farmers Market operates every Saturday morning from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on the grounds of the St. Augustine Amphitheater, while The Wednesday Market is 8 am to 12:30 pm at the St Johns County Pier Park. Art, crafts and music give both events the feeling of a street festival, and you cannot beat the people watching. The markets are open year-round, weather permitting. The official state beverage of Florida is, what else, orange juice. Specifi cally, the juice obtained from mature oranges of the species Citrus sinensis and hybrids thereof Native to Asia, citrus plants were introduced to the Americas by Spanish colonists. Tomatoes, strawberries, cucumbers, peppers and corn are only some of the native crops introduced to the Europeans by indigenous Americans.