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Beaches News Journal 1965 A1A SOUTH #180 ST AUGUSTINE, FL 32080-6509 News Journal St.Au Monstrosity The Magnetic Nature of Gratitude Whats Inside The This Month Proper Lifting Techniques PRSRT SDT US POSTAGE PAID ST. AUGUSTINE, FL PERMIT #132 NEWS FOR AND ABOUT RESIDENTS OF THE ST. AUGUSTINE BEACHES AREA Harvest Sea son Offers Lessons to Investors Tuna Teriyaki Offender Watch Program City Hall Update Oh My, Oh Miley St.AugustineBeaches November 2013 Right for You? On September 23, 2013, the St. Augustine Beach City Commission held a special meeting at which it passed on millage and budget ordinances for Fiscal Year 2014. The millage is 2.3992 mills, or almost $2.34 for each $1,000 of the assessed value of privately-owned real property in the city. This is the fourth stayed at 2.3992 mills. The 1, 2013. It will end September 30, 2014. At the same meeting, the commission discussed regulating pedicabs and the ticketing of vehicles parked illegally on the unpaved section of city streets. The city attorney is to prepare regulations, which will be reviewed at the commissions November 4th meeting. At its October 7, 2013 regular meeting, the city commission took the following actions: 1. Recognized the longevity of three city employees: a plaque to Ms. Michelle Price, assistant for 20 years with the city; a plaque to police for 10 years employment; a years with the city by Mr. Michael Hollis, public works maintenance employee. 2. Reviewed a plan submitted by the citys committee to beautify the southeast corner of Pope Road/ State Road A1A. House 5K run/walk to be held on Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12, 2014. 4. Reviewed a presentation by Ms. Patricia Gill and Mr. John Martyn to designate an older section of the city, the Chautauqua (continued on page 5) St. Augustine Beach to Consider Flavored Tobacco Resolution On October 7, 2013, members of Tobacco Free St. Johns and Students Working Against Tobacco will present the St. Augustine Beach City tobacco products. Flavored tobacco products target youth with brightly colored the resolution, the City of St. Augustine Beach will join over 160 other cities and counties that have supported the effort to keep these products away from our youth. Teens use these products more than any other age group. In fact, 23% of 17 year tobacco while less than 1% of adults aged 55 years or Remember that almost 90% of adult smokers began as teenagers. In St. Johns County, 57% of current adult smokers wish they could quit! SWAT youth will educate the St. Augustine Beach City Commissioners that these products were designed to hook youth into a lifelong nicotine These new products allow discreet use, often with no smoke or spitting, which result in increased nicotine consumption and addition. At the State level, youth cigarette use is declining, but youth spit (continued on page 5) Tobacco Free St. Johns and Students Working Against Tobacco at St. Augustine Beach will take place Monday, November 11, 2013 from 3-5pm. The event 32080; behind the Beach Police Station. military and families. The observance to honor our veterans is open to the public and speakers. For more information contact Michael Cunningham at the City of St. Augustine Beach City Hall, ( 2013 Veterans Day Memorial Nov. 11th


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal November 2013 2 News Journal 1965 A1A S, St. Augustine, FL 32080 #180 Todd Logsdon General Manager (904) 505-0301 Email: Cliff Logsdon Publisher/Editor (904) 607-1410 Email: Online at The function of the Beaches News Journal is to serve the Neighborhoods of the St. Augustine Beaches area. First priority will be given to reporting news and activities of beaches residents and organizations, as well as news and events that directly affect the St. Augustine Beaches community. Second priority will be given to articles of general interest as space permits. Articles or information may be sent to the Beaches News Journal, 1965 A1A South #180, 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 the publisher or editorial staff of the News Journal. All ads submitted for publication in the Beaches News Journal should be received by the 15th of the month in order to appear in the following months issue. Matters concerning advertising should be referred to the General Manager or mailed to 1965 A1A South #180, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080-6509. The Beaches News Journals acceptance of ad vertising, articles, advertising, or other information does not constitute endorsement. Nor will the Beaches News Journal and its staff be held liable for information provided herein by submitters, including websites and/ or emails listed, that may have the potential to constitue fraud or other violation of law. The publisher reserves the right to refuse advertising or information that does not meet the publications standards. The Beaches News Journal is published by an Augustine Beach community development, management company or Homeowners Association. City of St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Beaches News Journal Mayor S. Gary Snodgrass City of St. Augustine Beach News Journal St.AugustineBeaches St. Augustine Beach Civic Association St. Augustine Beach Civic Association SURF ILLUMINATION SURF ILLUMINATION Presents Arts & Craft Vendors Carolers & Holiday Music Food & Hot Beverages from Local Restaurants Tree Lighting & Park Illumination at Sunset For Information Saturday, December 1st 4 pm to 7 pm Saturday, December 7th 4 pm to 7 pm Saint Augustine Beach Pier Park Saint Augustine Beach Pier Park Call 347-8007 Call 347-8007 ST.JOHN S COUNTY, FLORIDA TOURI S T DEVELOPMENT COUN C IL 350 A1A South Beach Blvd. of The Dance Company, this new production will be debuting Thanksgiving weekend and will kick-off the holiday season in the nations oldest city. A family entertainment production, the show will feature different scenes that comprise a storyline with dances choreographed by local and guest artists in ballet, tap, modern, musical theatre, jazz and acrobatics. The show will star The Dance Companys elite Performance Ensemble as well as other dancers who auditioned for roles. Brittany Marcin, an alumna of The Dance Company who is a former Radio City Rockette, and currently performing in various roles on Broadway, choreographed a Broadwaystyle jazz number featuring high-kick dancers for the production. Carey Stomkin, former choreographer for the Hungarian National Dance Academy and instructor for Brooklyn Ballet, choreographed a pointe piece for the advanced ballet students set to traditional holiday music. The Dance Company, located in the Cultural Arts Center in providing strong technical and artistic dance training for the past 20 years. The studio has four state of the art dance rooms overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and St. Augustine Beach pier. Our goal is to help kick-off the holiday season in the nations oldest city by providing high-quality entertainment during a weekend with family and friends, says director Stephanie Burkhardt. Two performances of St. Augustine Winter Spectacular will be held in the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, on Saturday, November 30 at 7:00pm and on Sunday, December 1 at 2:00pm, in downtown St. Augustine. Tickets will be available for the studio at 904-471-4946 for more information. An event website will be available soon. ST. AUGUSTINE WINTER SPECTACULAR TO DEBUT One of the oldest marketing tool, S-W-O-T, received a slight make over during the Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Conference, October 16-18, held at the Casa Monica Hotel, St. Augustine, Florida. Marketing pros from across the country shared their and what the economic impact (they spend more and stay longer) can mean to your community? the presenters. In partnership with the St. Johns Cultural Council and the Tourist Development Council and the US Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council. Feeling overwhelmed was how one by the end of the conference she felt she had a plan that would meet pressing needs and she was going to put it into action. Another perceived weakness was the time needed to develop partnerships, a crucial element for long term success. Developing partnerships incorporates cultural and historical events, shopping, and dinning venues, and leverages the number of days stayed and the tourist dollars spent. US Department of Commerce research indicates the cultural traveler stays longer, spends more and along with the generates $ 30 billion in revenues to government against governmental spending of $ 4 billion a 7:1 return on investment. Thank you, cultural and heritage tourist, for the vitally important role you play in sustaining the budgets of the very cultural and historic destinations you visit. Rosemary Rice McCormick (Continued on Page 10) Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities for Tourism by Ann Palmquist


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal November 2013 3 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 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 few agents reach. Whether buying or selling let Elaine put her professional experience to work for YOU! SEA COLONY GORGEOUS! 464 Ocean Grove Circle. 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 house! $1,190,000 PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE OCEAN! 716 Ocean Palm Way. 4 BR/5 BA European style home w/upgrades--great architectural features, high end windows & doors, coquina shell concrete walkway, privacy wall and driveway. Premium lighting. Quality cabinets appliances. Tumbled Travertine $1,997,000 NEW LISTING OCEAN VIEWS! 437 Ocean Grove Cir. Beautiful 4BR/4.5BA home on a street of Old Florida style homes. Ocean views from 2nd/3rd and tower roomtake your elevator to all levels. Chefs to ceiling make this home perfect for you and your guests. In Sea Colony gated cmty. $1,199,000 The WOW House!!! 312 S Forest Dune Dr. Spacious 5BR/4.5BA home in the gated community of Sea Colony. Chefs kitchen with all the bells and whistles & large bkfst room. Elevator takes you to all 3 levels of Maintenance-free decking on front counters, stainless steel appliances, much more to see. $1,365,000 REMARKABLE ISLAND ESTATE! 413 Night Hawk Ln. Beautiful custom home w/new roof, boasts 4,950 sf of living area w/5BR/5.5BA, multiple decks & 4 car garage-A/C & wkshp. Screened Patio and Pool. Separate guest media room, 2 full kitchens (Stainless stroll to St. Aug beach! $739,000 DIRECT OCEAN FRONT CONDO! 8550 A1A South, Unit 259. Recently 2 Ton A/C and air handler with 10 year warranty. New paint, carpet, balcony and much more. Completely furnished pools, tennis, racquetball, playground, and boat storage. Great investment property for the discriminating condo buyer! $369,900 GREAT LOTS FOR SALE Williamson Manor $111,000 Pelican Reef $117,000 Grand Oaks $169,000 Sea Colony $249,000 Grand Oaks $535,000 SALT RUN ESTATE. 953 Lew Blvd. 5BR/4.5BA waterfront estate with private entry. Old World Charm with all the amenitiesChefs kitchen, fp, beveled glass French doors, pool and Jacuzzi, patio w/beadboard ceiling and to dawn lighting lets you truly enjoy this paradise estate. $1,975,000 PRIVATE SETTING IN SEA COLONY. 916 Ocean Palm Way. This pristine 5BR/5.5BA home will impress and inspire the most discerning vistas from each deck and every room create a sense of tranquility and calm. Gourmet kitchen, Bonus Room, patio with pool and spa--everything you need $1,395,000 GREAT LOCATION. 224 Boulevard Des Pins If you want to walk to the beach and shopping this house is for you. Great starter home. with a Florida Room and FP to keep you cozy. 2 YR heat pump and AC and updated stainless steel appliance. Updated kitchen. Large lot for pets and children. A FP to keep you cozy. Two year heat pump and a/c and updated appliancesThis home has been well kept by the owner. $225,000 CUSTOM HOME IN SEA COLONY. 240 N. Forest Dune Dr. This 3BR/4BA beautiful home has everything you desire-plantation shutters, custom pool, two gas fps for the cool winter evenings, upscale gorgeous bath & large walk in closets. & kit sweep. Three porches to listen to the Ocean sounds as you enjoy the peace and quiet on the preserves. $925,000 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING ADORABLE COTTAGE IN SEAGROVE. 488 High Tide Drive. Lovely 3BR/2BA cottage w/Chefs kitchengranite and 42 upper cabinets w/crown moulding. Two covered patiosone is screened in. Seagrove community has Clubhouse, pool, boat ramp, Town Center with Library. Just minutes from the Ocean. $289,000 BEST VIEW IN THE COMMUNITY. 1602 Windjammer Ln. 4BR/3.5B all concrete home w/direct view of the living. Shows like a model w/amazing living spacesFL room, sunroom & sitting rm off MBR. Elevator home. Chefs kitchen w/42 white raised panel cabinets & solid surface countertops. Security system and hurricane shutters. $509,000 ADORABLE HOME IN OAK GROVE. 4225 A1A South, #106A This tidy 1/BR/1BA mobile home has 94 yrs left on the lease. Brand new carpet, refrigerator and range. New roof in 2009. Located in lovely gated cmty with large pool and lots of outdoor spaces. Low HOA fees include water, cable, internet, security, clubhouse, pool and dock. $125,000 NEW CONSTRUCTION. 353 Ocean Forest Drive. Open living spaces in this 4BR/3.5BA home in Anastasia Dunes. Gourmet kitchen features large island and is open to the Dining Room. Large storage space under the housegreat for boat or beach toys. Oversized porch w/ dream home organized. $749,900 NEW PRICE


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal November 2013 4 News From Around St. Johns County St. Augustine Crescent Beach ATLANTIC OCEAN St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Shores The vigil took place on Thursday October 3, 2013 in the Plaza downtown at 7pm. We honored the victims and survivors of domestic violence in St. Johns County. The names of the deceased were read aloud and 2 courageous survivors spoke to the crowd about their story of survival. Law enforcement spoke about the need to make domestic violence a talked about crime. Domestic Violence Survivor Vigil Community members with Corporal House Staff Gregory Hughes Survivor speaking to the crowd CEO Joyce Mahr, President Karen Taylor, Survivor Speaker Marie Clee Enjoy our beautiful Northeast Florida coastal habitat, featuring landscapes of St. Augustines Anastasia Island, November 21, 2-4 pm. Meet at the Coquina Quarry in Anastasia State Park, 1340-A State Road A1A South where specialists will provide information about Florida native plants in their natural habitat. Continue the tour to an award-winning home landscape where native plants will be observed in a suburban setting. Only Florida native plants look and function like REAL Florida. Education and inspiration will be offered by Nature Columnist Beverly Fleming, Native Plant Consultant Renee Stambaugh, representatives from the St. Johns County Audubon Society and the Florida Native Plant Society. This event is free and open to the public. For more information go to www. or call 904-692-3927. Native Landscapes Tour The St. Johns River State College Phi Theta Kappa honor society held its fall induction ceremony recently. The new members lit candles and recited their oath in front of family and friends at SJR States St. Augustine campus. A reception followed the induction ceremony. The St. Augustine campus new chapter members are: Laeequa Ali, Amir Antonios, Amber Babcock, Brandon Badejogbin, Cassady Bryant, Michael Dale, Judith Ennis, Gregory Francois, Summer Goldman, Bryce Hager, Janie Hinson, Tristan Hood, David House, David LaFlam, Arianna Landess, Ciara Lawrence, Lea Mangino, Kelsey Martin, Jana McDermott, Allyson Menshouse, Amaya Munoz, Brittany Pina, Kaitlin Rafay, Rebecca Ray, Lissette Rose, Georgette Semaan, Rebecca Siguenza, Reginald Tolbert, Trista Trott, Joseph Whaley, Preston Williams and Tiffany Zanzarella. To join PTK, members must have completed 12 credit hours at a two-year institution and hold a 3.5 grade point average. The organization also promotes scholarships. To learn more about the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, visit SJR State College Honor Society Inducts 32 Members Sertoma 2013 Compassion 5K Race Sertoma of St. Augustine presents the 2013 Compassion 5K on Saturday, November 9th 2013. registration ends on October 30th and on line registration is available at There will be an awards ceremony following the race. Custom made medals will be awarded cash prize. For all registered participants there will be a post race prize drawing as part of the race and Air Conditioning Inc. 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 local businesses and community volunteers, the Compassion 5K is able to help these families manage their crises during their greatest time of need. All proceeds from the race are used to help community members in St. Johns County. If you need additional information please contact me at 904.806.2730. A fairy tale opera for the whole family will be performed on Sunday, November 10 at 4:00 pm, in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street in downtown St. Augustine. The Grimm Brothers story is familiar to everyone; this production will be sung in English by professional singers. The St. Augustine Youth Chorus (formerly the St. Augustine Childrens Chorus) will appear for the second time with First Coast better way to do that than to include the chorus in a production? The children will sing the roles of angels, animals in the forest, and the gingerbread children. Hansel & Gretel, written by Engelbert Humperdinck, will be directed by Karl Paoletti, the Father. Singing the role of Gretel will be his wife, soprano Ronda Paoletti. Hansel is Berger, from Atlanta. The role of the Mother will be sung by mezzo-soprano Janet RabeMeyer, from Daytona, while the wicked witch will be played by mezzo-soprano Regina Torres from Jacksonville. Sandman and Dew Fairy will be sung by Carmella Turner of Augustine. Ticket prices have purposely been kept low so that parents or grandparents can bring children. Adult tickets are $25, child or student with ID is $10; a special family ticket (2 Adults & 2 children) is priced at $50. Tickets may be purchased online at www., or by calling 904-417-5555. Tickets purchased online or by phone will be available for pick up at the Will Call desk one hour before show time. Tickets will also be available for purchase, after Oct. 12, at Herbie Wiles Insurance, 400 N Ponce de Leon; Southern Horticulture, 1690 A1A South; and The Bag Lady, 112 St. George Street. This performance will have open seating. FIRST COAST OPERA OPENS 14th SEASON WITH HANSEL & GRETEL Members attending the ceremony were: Samantha McLennan (recording secretary), Kelsey Martin, Amber Babcock, Cassady Bryant, Judith Ennis, Arianna Landess, Ciara Lawrence, Rebecca Ray, Trista Trott, Sarah Tanner (vice president of service) and Heather Pennick (president). Michele Petrilli (vice president of leadership), Laeequa Ali, Michael Dale, Brandon Badejogbin, Gregory Francois, Jana McDermott, David House, Reginald Tolbert, Tiffany Zanzarella and Amir Antonios (vice president of service).


Beach Blast Off for 2014 will be a two-day event again at St. Augustine Pier Park, Monday, December 30th & Tuesday, December 31st from 2:00pm to 10:00pm. Novelties. @ if you would like to help. Saturday, November 2nd at 2pm The Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants (Cathy and Marilyn) members of the Garden Club of St. Augustine are coming to your library to from the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library to win the arrangements the Sisterhood create. Proceeds help sponsor this event. All materials are generously provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library. Anastasia Island Branch Library, 124 Seagrove Main Street 209-3730. St. Augustine Beaches News Journal November 2013 5 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 City Charter Review Update City Hall Update The St. Augustine Beach charter review committee held its third meeting on September 28, 2013, and discussed the following: the difference between a special meeting and an emergency meeting, that the only topic to be considered at an emergency meeting be the emergency, and that a yes vote by a majority of the commissioners present at an emergency meeting be required to pass in January following an election; that there be term limits for commissioners: two four-year terms, with a citizen being able to serve again on the commission after one election cycle (two years) has passed, and that appointment to the commission and serving partial terms on it not count towards the eight-year term limit; that the reasons commissioners absences, conviction of a felony while in by the commission; that the city manager of the commission (the charter now the manager and the police chief), but this change not take effect until after the the city manager be required to reside in the city, unless the commission makes an meeting on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the commission meeting room at city hall. The public is invited to attend. One of the topics to be discussed will be whether the police chief should be a department head who reports to the city manager. Under the current charter, the police chief and the city manager are each appointed by the commission and work as co-equals under the commission. Citizens can submit suggestions for changes to the charter to the deputy city clerk, Ms. Cathy Benson, at; by telephone: 471-2122; or by regular mail: 2200 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080. Sistershood of the Traveling Plants Presents: Autumn Fun with Flowers Beach subdivision between 11th and A streets as historic. development approval for a new Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, which is to be built on the west side of A1A Beach Boulevard between 5th and 7th Streets. 6. Upheld the approval of a variance by citys planning and zoning board for the owner of a house on Acacia Street to reduce a rear yard setback from 25 to 26 feet for the construction of a bedroom, closet and bathroom. 7. Approved two proclamations: to Awareness Month; to observe November 2013 as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. 8. Approved four resolutions to amend the Fiscal Year 2013 budget. 9. Postponed to the November 4th meeting consideration of an ordinance to allow golf carts to be driven by permit in the city, and changes to the citys alcoholic beverage regulations. ordinances: to regulate garage sales and the sale of vehicles on private property; to adopt new regulations for accessory buildings and building height and setbacks; to change the citys fence regulations to allow picket fences in front yards. 11. Approve allowing gas-fed tiki torches on city property in front of the Coquina Beach Surf Club, 421 A1A Beach Boulevard. 12. Heard an update report on the 10th Street/2nd Avenue drainage project by the public works director, Mr. Joe Howell. 13. Discussed a beach access walkover at Mar subdivision. The city manager is to contact the Tourist Development Council for possible funding for this project. 14. Directed the city attorney to pursue formal mediation to resolve a dispute with the county over solid waste disposal fees that the county charged in the past. 15. Directed the city manager to present of service on the comprehensive planning and zoning board. 16. Scheduled a special meeting on Monday, October 21st, to discuss the repair park; and to discuss the lease agreement the cultural council has with the city for the use of the former city hall. meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 4, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in city hall at 2200 A1A South. The public is invited to attend. Volunteers Needed for 2014 Beach Blast Off tobacco, cigar and electronic cigarette use is increasing. The FDA banned tobacco cigars or electronic cigarettes. The Tobacco Free St. Johns community partnership is a local community-wide, locallyorganized group collectively working towards eliminating initiation and use of tobacco among St. Johns County residents, supporting tobacco policy change and educating decision makers about the impact of tobacco on the lives of St. Johns County residents and visitors. Tobacco Free St. Johns membership is free and open to the public. Meetings are held every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 3:00PM in Flagler Hospital. Tobacco Free St. Johns (continued from page 1) Rabbi Fred Raskind will lead Shabbat Services at Temple Bet Yam on Friday evening November 8th and Friday evening November 22, at 7:30 PM. The November 8th service will also honor veterans in the congregation. All are welcome to attend. Temple Bet Yam is located at 2055 Wildwood Drive, St. Augustine. For more information, call 904-8191875, or visit TEMPLE BET YAM NOVEMBER SERVICE SCHEDULE


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal November 2013 6 by Bill Jones, President S. Gary Snodgrass, Mayor City of St. Augustine Beach, FL Message from the Mayor St. Augustine Beach Civic Association Tell advertisers and contributors you saw them in the Beaches News Journal Top 5 Reason to Join the Art Studio The Art Studio of St. Augustine Beach by Jan Heusdens 1. The Art Studio is the only nonAugustine Beach. 2. You are certain to discover or rediscover your inner artist. 3. The studio/gallery provides a venue to or to purchase. 4. A warm accepting atmosphere connects you with fellow artists to make new friendships. 5. Your membership will support the Beach. For membership information, please visit our website at A monthly schedule of events, class instruction and open studio/gallery hours is listed. The Art Studio 2013 Board of Directors Paul Slava, President Diane Bennett, Treasurer George Paul, Secretary Stacey Barden Jan Heusdens Jodi Hunter Steve Mitherz Nancy Willoughby The Civic Association proudly became th of St Augustine Beach. New City Marketing Michael Cunningham rolled out a new program for 2014 that we were happy to support. Events like Day and others were events the Civic Association already supported and sponsored so we happily presented the City with a $5000 check. It was also our would follow suit. We love our City and urge our membership to support all of the events produced by the City. at Pier Park just in front of our Civic hope will beautify the park and allow local young people to play in the dirt and learn about the importance of plants and other natural beauty. We thank our resident Master Gardener Leanne Lombari and a crew of volunteers for all of their hard work. Save the Dates! Two important community events are on the horizon. The City of St Augustine Beach has on November 11 from 3 until 5 pm at includes bagpipers, guest speakers and free refreshments. And make plans to join us for Surf Illumination on Saturday December 7th at the Pier Park. Carolers, arts and craft vendors, delicious food and Mayor Gary Snodgrass will throw the switch that will bring the Pier Park and our community holiday tree to life. The fun starts at 4 pm on Saturday December 7th at the St Johns County Pier Park. Greetings fellow citizens! Here are some comments about important developments within our City: Fiscal Year 2014 CITY BUDGET and At its meeting September 23, 2013, the City Commission adopted a $12 million budget millage rate of 2.3992 mills, which means homeowners pay roughly $2.40 of assessed property value. The City has retained this millage rate for the fourth consecutive year! reasonable, affordable and, consistent with State law, balanced. It enables the City to ensure public safety, pursue important infrastructure improvements, grant competitive salary adjustments for City employees and keep St. Augustine Beach moving forward. construction and infrastructure projects for the coming year: 2nd Avenue from C Street north to 10th Street will be replaced by pipe. This change will costs and completion date: $493,500/February 2014. repaving of streets in the Woodland Estates subdivision, south of 16th Street. This effort metal drainage pipes which were installed decades ago and are in danger of collapsing. Projected costs for phase one of the longer term effort: $150,000 of land clearing, fencing and purchasing and mounting a 2,000 gallon above-ground fuel tank which will double the departments fuel storage capacity. Projected costs: $155,000 of 16th Street) has a drainage ditch along its $75,000 has been appropriated either to pipe the ditch or build a retaining wall to stop the erosion. Road. This is a joint County/City project to make this section, which ends at the beach, a safe parking lot for beach visitors. Projected City Costs: $75,000 or one-half of the estimated projects costs. This plaza is located on the northeast corner of 8th Street and A1A Beach Boulevard. Pavers will be used to replace old asphalt and make this area resemble the parking areas on the north side of 10th Street. Projected costs: $50,000 subdivision replacing a sandy path to the beach. This effort is in the planning stage. More information to follow at a later date. include funds for a shade structure at the Citys Pope Road and SR A1A and repaving various streets. In addition, the Commission has appropriated funds for vehicle replacement and equipment including improvements for the Citys streaming video service of its Commission and Planning Board meetings. We value your inputs and ideas for making our City a better community. For all of us, its the place we call home. Happy Thanksgiving! Best regards, S. Gary Snodgrass, Mayor Getting Ready To Sell? Marian Johns (904) 501-4149Referral Agent marianjohns@ymail.comReferral Realty, Inc. I Can Help Get You Here Buy, List or Rent through me and you will help donate to the Donna Foundation, which provides local breast cancer patients with financial support.I can put you in touch with the most experienced real estate professionals the industry has to offer. Call me today so we can start to find a buyer for your home! Have Beaches News? We welcome Community and Civic news about the Anastasia Island area. Please forward those items of general interest to us at or Online at Phone: 904-607-1410


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal November 2013 7 By Max Royle St. Augustine Beach City Manager Financial Focus Information Provided By Edward Jones Monstrosity 4108 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080 904 460 1200 Member SIPC MAKING SENSE OF INVESTING To Give Thanks. Connie Reep Financial Advisor Ben Reep Financial Advisor You are one of them. On this Thanksgiving holiday, we thank you for your business. We value you as a client and look forward to continuing to help you reach your longWe Have Many Reasons Harvest Season Offers Lessons to Investors We hope you enjoy Thanksgiving Day with your family and friends. Its harvest time again. Of course, harvest season may not mean that much to you if you dont work in agriculture. Nonetheless, you can learn a lot from those who do especially in your role as an investor. Here are a few of these lessons to consider: proper combination of fertilizers and growth of their crops. And if you want to give your portfolio the opportunity to grow, investments. This generally means youll need to own a reasonable percentage of growth-oriented vehicles, such as stocks and stock-based securities. Keep in mind, though, that the value of these types of sharply and theres no guarantee you wont lose some or all of your principal. Farmers know that they will put in countless hours of work before they see the fruits of their labors. And they know that, along the caused by a variety of issues: too much rain, too little rain, insect infestations the list goes on and on. When you invest, in the form of bear markets, economic downturns, changes in legislation and so forth. Continuing to invest for the long term and focusing more on long-term results than short-term success can help you as you work toward your objectives. Farmers cant control the weather, but they been dry for a long time, they can boost their irrigation. As an investor, you cant control the economic climate, but you can make adjustments. To illustrate: If all signs point to rising long-term interest rates, which typically have a negative effect on longterm bond prices, you may need to consider to these bonds. prices. They can help combat both threats can plant some crops that are more droughtresistant than others, so they wont face complete ruin when the rains dont fall. As an investor, you should also diversify; asset, and that asset class took a big hit, you could sustain large losses. But spreading your dollars among an array of investments such as stocks, bonds, cash and other vehicles may help reduce the effects of volatility on your portfolio. (Be aware, make our living. But by understanding the challenges of those who farm the land, we can learn some techniques that may help us to nurture our investments. customary date, November 11th. Its thus appropriate that I provide here a true tale came to be and the surprising and unappreciative reaction of a certain citizen to it. Park is a small, arrowhead shaped piece of land located south of the citys police station and west of a shallow, former Lake Anhinga. For the non-ornithologists among you, the anhinga is a bird that hunts then, either in the lake, its head sticking above the water, or on the shore, drying its outstretched wings. The Park is part of the 3.45 acres that the city purchased in 1993 for $345,000 because the visionary mayor at the time, Emmett Pacetti, realized a new city hall and police station were needed. The 50plus year old building, located a mere 50 feet from the turbulent Atlantic Ocean, that the city had used for years wasnt adequate for its current and future needs. Thus, on the wider section of the 3.45 acres, a mile from the ocean, a new police station was constructed in 1998-99 and a new city hall in 2000-01. The part of the 3.45 acres that later became Lakeside Park remained for several years a non-descript sliver of sand, weeds, bushes and a few trees. The only change concerning it was the county deeding ownership of the lake to the city. in 2004, when the city received an urban forestry grant and with money from it and savings purchased trees and ground plants, and built an irrigation system. The second improvement was an Eagle Scout community enhancement project that was done in 2005 by Joshua Longstreet of Troop 243. The Park was improved considerably with pavers, benches, a picnic grill and table, more trees and plants, and a thick row of spartina grass along the Parks west side to buffer it from the highway. Since 2005, there have been other projects side, nighttime lighting, moving the St. Augustine Sculpture Garden to it, and Memorial came from a veteran. He was Captain Robert Beskind, who served in the U.S. Navy for over 29 years and was the commander of seven naval bases. Tall and balding, with a round, friendly face, he was so unimpressed with formalities that he didnt mind being called Capt. Bob. He spoke frequently at city commission meetings about various matters and served advisory committee. He was also involved with local veterans organizations, and this may have been the reason he thought the pier park, wasnt endorsed by the countys parks and recreation director. Capt. Bob then focused on Lakeside Park: a peaceful, beautiful setting located near a parking area and already improved with landscaping and benches, where people could sit and contemplate the Memorial. I still have the sketch he made of his concept for the Memorial: three connected blocks of stone or marble, with the center block the tallest at 4 feet. On it would Memorial. For those who have fought will never know. On each side, a smaller block, each with three circles, On each circle would be the insignia of one of the following services: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. Capt. Bobs concept was simple yet elegant; but before more planning on it could be done, he passed away in April 2008 at age 77. Though the Memorial that eventually was built differs in key ways from Capt. basic purpose: to honor the veterans of the line of stone or marble blocks, was spread out. Space in the Park was limited because of the propertys shape and the improvements (sidewalk, trees, landscaping) that had been done. A different design, vertical instead of horizontal, was needed. It was the public works director at the time, Mr. Marc Chattin, who suggested that a local architect, Mr. Michael Stauffer, be asked for his ideas. That suggestion was inspired, as was Mr. Stauffers design, and respect for our nations veterans. concrete pillars surrounding a pole with an band connects the pillars, thus symbolizing the services shared mission to defend the the words (continued page 12) Phone: 904-236-6243 Fax: 904-239-5505 Email: 107 A 11th Street St. Augustine, FL 32080


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal November 2013 8 St. Augustine Beaches Advisory Committee Ann Palmquist, Vice-Chair Spiritually Speaking By Fr. Nicholas A. Marziani, Jr. 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 Call for more info: 904-460-0535 Oh My, Oh Miley Pastor, St. James Church, a Catholic Community of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter The Magnetic Nature of Gratitude In a recent interview with Bill Moyers, Wendell Berry, the poet, essayist, novelist, philosopher and Kentucky farmer, shared magnetic month of gratitude: The world and our life in it are conditional gifts. We have the world to live in and the use of it on the condition that we will take good care of it, and to know it and to be willing to take care of it, we have to love it. November has been called a magical month of gratitude: November 3 marks the end of Daylight Savings Time, gifting all of the heart, tallying the price paid by those who answered the call to duty; November 28 is the time to gather together for the great American holiday and give thanks. The City of St. Augustine Beach November, families searching for a place out our pristine beaches, a chronologically historic heritage being only a short distance hard to resist. This magnetic attraction persuades both kith and kin ones acquaintances and relatives to gather perhaps as newbies or newly united, and joining family gatherings soon becomes a tradition. Family bonds are made stronger when stories are shared of the familys heroes and she-roes, like learning the role a grandmother or auntie played as a Rosie the Riveter. These stories lay a solid foundation and strong shoulders to stand on, becoming legends and the dialog of our cultural heritage, the magnetic gratitude for roots that go deep. This gratitude serves like a balanced lodestone in a compass, but instead of pointing to Earths north magnetic pole in the Arctic, it points to family and home. Regardless of our place of origin, miles will be crossed as easily as erasing borders outlined on maps drawn way home. Records of ancient peoples knowledge of magnets dates around 2,500 years ago and early descriptions tell us the compass was a vital navigational tool in Greece, India and China. These early compasses, forerunners of the GPS system, guided tribes and clans to gatherings and there is little doubt there were celebrations of thanksgiving for another year. The City of St. Augustine Beach welcomes families to come, break bread and give thanks. One of the gateways to our fair city, at the corner of Pope Road / SR A1A, is going to receive some welcome attention. Mayor Snodgrass requested the BAC corner. BAC chairman Eric Chaconas presented the BAC plan designed by member Tanya Frantzen, with input for BAC members which incorporates Florida Friendly Yards principles. The commission has now requested cost and time estimates, and to work with DOT and all regulatory agencies, so its back to the drawing board. Possible suggestions may include funding through grants, working with the First Coast Technical College (FCTC) horticultural program and labor from students in need of community service hours. The magnetic appeal of our fair city starts at our gateways impression our visitors have. Thanksgiving is so much more than the day before Black Friday. Limiting forays into the world of plastic permits the lodestone on the compass to point with gratitude to home and hearth. Preemptive and limited use of the magnetic strip on the back of debit, credit and ATM cards could re-image November as well as January, with gratitude and the start of a beautiful, fresh new year. Mr. Wendell Berry says it better: Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do. Living in the most beautiful city by the sea is a magnetic gift to share, so make a little history and give thanks. A few years ago I had the privilege of serving with AmeriCorps through Communities in Schools of St. Johns County, and a new Flagler College graduate colleague and I were assigned as tutors to assist young students at R.B. Hunt Elementary School. One child in particular, a delightful second-grader with a rapier wit, was just totally enthralled with the then Disney tween star Hannah Montana. It was a Hannah bag, whatever. Hannah Montana was her idol. Though I havent been at R.B. for a while, Im scared today for that child and children like her, as they prepare to complete grade school Consider what has happened to that Disney good girl idol, and you, too, dear reader, will share my deep concern. In a pop-driven society such as ours (I hesitate to use the word culture, we really dont have any these days) vulnerable kiddos on the edge of puberty and soon to follow adolescence are sitting ducks for the predators of young souls who foist moral disasters like Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball upon them. music producer Mark Joseph, as related in an article in the September 27th edition of USA Today, Ms. Cyrus is really herself a pawn of who actually wrote the lyrics to that recordsetting single. And not just Miley Cyrus. Mr. Joseph, who is the author of a forthcoming book, Rock Gets Religion: The Battle for the Soul of The Devils Music, cited at least nine female performers, going back to the late 1970s, who sang provocative lyrics mostly or wholly composed by male songwriters! In fact, he cited at least two of those young women who actually objected to having to so often sing ratchet down the raunch once in a while. Few of us may know that in 1986 Janet Jackson cowrote a single with an intriguing title, Lets Wait Awhile. Indeed. And then just seven songwriters she was pushing the same old trash that had unfortunately become the mainstay of impressionable youth. Naked Week, in which the prime of our Ivy League collegians shed it all to celebrate what one and not simple prurience. Allegedly like the come-on ads for the new cable series Masters Aside from an occasional Florida Lotto or Powerball ticket, Im not a betting man, but if I were, I would be willing to wager that the instigators behind these putative feminist phenomena are overwhelmingly men, as in XY chromosome bearers. Men get to project their fantasies on women, and at least up. And as always I continue to ask the same question where are their fathers, where are their brothers, where are men in their lives who could clue them in to how absurd it all is? I guess theyre AWOL, poolside, oogling by. Good Lord, help us. Prayerful regards, Fr. Nick. appearance St Johns County Book Mobile. Activities included, making a rain barrel, planting a windbreak, videos of garden activity and take home plants and books for all the kids. Please join us on Saturdays at 9:09AM for planting, discussions and harvesting. St. Augustine Beach Kids Garden First Community Session & Bookmoble Alan Mills and his son Eli selecting a book from the Bookmobile. (Photo by Harold George). LeaAnn Lombari, Master Gardner receives some help installing a drain plug a rain catching barrel. Saint Augustine, Florida: Flagler Colleges Human Rights Advocates Club will hold Room in the Ringhaver Student Center, will help participants gain a greater understanding in advance. affect others in the world. Where one will sit, and the meal one will eat, are both determined by a matter of chance just as in real life some are born into relative prosperity and others food system. Flagler Colleges Human Rights Advocates (HRA) is a club that strives to bring campus and community-wide awareness in regards to the global plaque that is the violation against human rights. HRA, who won club of the year in 2011, has coordinated fundraisers and events to raise money for human rights organizations, such as Enable USA, the Pulsera at or visit our website at Flagler Colleges Human Rights Advocates hosts 4th Annual Hunger Banquet


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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal November 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 off Tel 461-1111 SERVING PASTA, CHICKEN, VEAL, SEAFOOD, SALADS, PIZZA & FRESH BAKED BREAD DAILY! DINE-IN, PICK-UP & DELIVERY. WE ARE A LOCALLY OWNED AND FAMILY OPERATED 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 10-15-2013. 105 Mariner Way, Suite 204 Dr. Jack R. Thompson, CHIROPRACTOR IF YOU ARE SUFFERING FROM HEADACHES, NECK OR BACK PAIN, OR OTHER STUBBORN HEALTH ISSUES.... CHIRPORACTIC TREATMENTS MAY HELP. Accepting New Patients At Our New Location Just Across From The Shores Call 794-5500 By Dr. Jack R. Thompson Doctor of Chiropractic 105 Mariner Way, Suite 203 (904) 794-5500 Proper Lifting Techniques My sister, Susie, and I are happy to report that we have successfully moved our Mariner Health Park, Unit 204, across from the main entrance to St Augustine Shores, just just completed the move, I thought it would be a good time to remind our readers about the importance of Proper Lifting. I want you to understand that when you do a certain action properly (such as lifting a heavy object), the chances of hurting yourself are greatly reduced over doing it improperly. There is a proper way of lifting using our legs, rather than our back, to lift the weight. In essence, that is correct. But what I have found way to lift correctly. And that is what Im going to discuss here. First of all, try to warm up your muscles Walk or jog for just a couple minutes, work your arms and shoulders back and forth, and squat all the way down several times to loosen your legs. When you are lifting a load, never try to lift something that is obviously too heavy for you. This is an invitation for disaster! Ask for help and do a TEAM LIFT with a partner. If the load is manageable for you, say a can bending only at the hips and knees. Grip knees. Keep your back straight and lift straight up DO NOT TURN OR TWIST AT THE WAIST AS YOU LIFT! Once you are up, use your feet take it. Again, it is very important that you do not twist at the waist while you are holding the load. Keep your back and torso straight and want to place it. Once there, use your legs and Lifting can be done safely. It takes discipline to perform the proper technique. If you do it properly, you may just save yourself from a painful back injury. And if by chance you do hurt your back, well, Im here to take care of you! shared research included in her book, Marketing Cultural & Heritage Tourism a World of Opportunity to better understand the Opportunities of this market. The cultural and heritage traveler wants the informed with knowledge based information and the site/event should be relevant to see buildings and surroundings retain their historic good stewardship is the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum, owned by the the knowledgeable members of the Colonial Dames, partnered to host a reception for the Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Conference. This step back in time will not soon be forgotten. This generous gift The C&HT conference illustrated the need to move beyond if they build it, they will come theory and incorporate the conference theme Embracing Culture & Heritage, One Tourism Dollar at a Time, into leaders, tech wonks, policy directors, local, state funding agencies, and impact cultural and heritage tourist has a reoccurring message was to tell your story with passion, if you dont feel the passion neither will your cultural traveler. Sharon Adams, Houston First, told a story about the ole complaint, theres nothing to do around here? Sharon said Huston did have a visitor center, open only spasmodically, where visitors could attendant. About this same time two historic homes were being threatened with demolition. John Nau, a private donor, stepped up and a public/private partnership was formed. The NAU Center for Each marketing plan shared and each story told tackled S-W-O-T marketing. Our cultural is how we teach our children the past. Heritage is the passion we feel when we tell our story. Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities (continued from page 2)


Hello readers and welcome to another edition of Ask Mow. A monthly publication dedicated to answering questions about Consumer Lawn Equipment. Featuring Mow St Augustine Power House spokes person. This is the month for giving thanks. How many ways can St Augustine Power House say Thank You? During the busiest of times we sometimes forget those two magical words. They seem so simple to say yet more often than we think it goes without being said. So where did the term Thank You come from? According to Wikipedia, Thank you is derived from the has received. The term can also be used a few ways, for instance, Thank You for repairing our mower quickly and for a reasonable price. Or as a condescending way Thank You very much! Bottom line is we would like to thank each and every one of our customers for the opportunity to earn your business. It certainly does, they can keep you on your toes. This month as gratitude to our customers we are doing a special on Chain Saws and Chipper Shredders. 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In addition, 80-90% of us likely mile radius of our home, our childrens school, or place of work. This month I would like to talk to you about a very important program we offer OffenderWatch Program. This is an on-line tool to keep you better informed and predators reside in our county. This system will enable anyone with an Internet connection to search for within our county by name or address. This program is two-fold: A program. With the geographic tool, any address in the county can be entered into a search engine, and a map will be displayed showing full information offenders or predators living within a mile radius of that address. addresses in the county into a database you of any offenders or predators who moves within one mile of that given address. To sign up for the OffenderWatch program, go to our website at, and click and then the OffenderWatch link. Instructions will guide you through the process. safety tips for parents and children in should take responsibility and know where your children are at all times. Be 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 knowledge. Teach decisionmaking to your child. Children at all ages can make decisions. Practice 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 what they sense is wrong. Choose substitute care givers carefully. Be alert to any teenager or adult who is paying unusual amounts of attention to your children or giving Teach your children that no one should approach them or touch them in a way that makes them feel uncomfortable. If someone does, 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 and teach them to not to wander around looking but to go to a checkout counter, a security someone in authority that they have become separated from their parent and use the buddy system. Its more fun and there is safety in numbers. Dont wander the neighborhood after dark or while alone. If someone follows your child on foot or in a car, teach them to stay away or adult. Be sure to tell them not to talk with strangers, give directions or look for a lost pet from someone they do not know. Most importantly, if someone tries to take a child away, the best defenses are the childs legs and voices. Try to run and scream before they get too close and call 911 immediately. 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12 St. Augustine Beaches News Journal November 2013 Fresh, Local Seafood Prepared the Way You Like it! Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday 7:30am-10:30am Lunch & Dinner: 7 Days 11am-9:00pm Early Bird Specials: M-F 3:30pm-5:30pm St. Augustines Best Casual Oceanfront Restaurant GRILLED, FRIED, STEAMED, BROILED, SAUTEED or BLACKENED (904) 471-8700 45 Cubbedge Rd. Crescent Beach Open For BREAKFAST Saturday & Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Join Us For and more! In Honor of Those Serving and Those Who Have Served. In front of the pillars is an apron of bricks, some of which have the names of veterans etched on them. Theres a pedestal in front of the apron with a bronze plaque on its top and front. The top plaque has the city seal, states the date (November 11, 2009) when the Memorial was dedicated to all the U.S. Armed Forces, and has the words: In Special Appreciation to Captain Robert L. Beskind, USN Ret, Whose Perseverance Made This Memorial a Reality. The plaque also has the words that Capt. Bob had initially proposed: For Those Who Have Fought for It, Freedom Has Flavor The Protected Will Never Know. The front plaque recognizes the contributors who helped make the Memorial $10,000. An additional $10,100 came show, while $5,000 was raised from the sale of commemorative bricks. The Civic Association gave $800 and $140 came from the South Area Business Council of the St. Johns Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Roger J. Geronimo gave $100. The Memorials total cost was $29,004, with $2,781 being in-kind labor by the citys Public Works Department personnel. I should add here that Mr. Stauffer didnt charge the city for his design services. I want also here to recognize the contractors who built the Memorial: Lon Manucy Concrete, B&S Signs and Health Electric. They provided the quality of workmanship that the Memorial certainly deserved. Also deserving of appreciation is Marc Chattin, the public works director, who oversaw the project and had an intense interest in its success. Could there be anything wrong with Mr. Stauffers design that has in and complement its surroundings? Apparently yes, at least for one citizen. Shortly after the Memorial had been constructed, this citizen telephoned me and said in a sneering tone that the Memorial was a monstrosity. Yes, that was the very word he used. I must admit the recollection of it causes me even now, some four years later, to pause mentally in frank dismay, as his comment shows such pro-active negativity and profound disrespect for veterans. But then I remember that this same citizen criticized the citys Splash Park when it was built. I wonder what hed say to the hundreds (likely by now thousands) of happy children (and their parents) who have enjoyed the Park. But enough of him. You be the judge. If youve not seen the Memorial, I encourage you to visit it. The upcoming time. A program to honor veterans has been planned by the citys events coordinator, Mr. Michael Cunningham. It will be held at the Memorial in Lakeside Park on Monday, November 11th, from 3 to 5 p.m. If you drive, you can park in the city hall lot. Come and participate in the ceremony amid the Parks beautiful surroundings, and decide for yourself intent for the city to have a monument to our nations veterans. Monstrosity (continued from page 7 ) New 2013 menu items: Jerk Wings, Ahi Tuna Tacos, Fried Pickle Burger, Lobster Stuffed Oysters & more 33 TIME AWARD WINNER OF THE GREAT CHOWDER DEBATE 2013 Taste of the Beach Award Winning Chowder Fries 471-5555 421 A1A Beach Blvd. St. Augustine Beach, FL Across from the Beach The Most Award Winning Full-Service Restaurant in St. Augustine Beach! Key West Atmosphere Valid SundayThursday only 50 % OFF Any Bottle of Wine With Any $30 Food Purchase Not valid with any other specials, coupons or all-you-can-eat items. Please present when ordering. Expires 12-15-13. Now Serving Dinner on the Deck St. Augustine Shores author Richard Hbert is featured in a just-published Christmas anthology of short stories, titled The collection is available from in both Kindle and paperback editions and through in epub format. Hberts story, Jasons Gift, is a heartwarming tale about a fathers construction of a special Christmas gift for his pre-teen son, a pensive, bookish lad who thinks too much. The year is 1949. World War II may have ended but its memory is still fresh in everyones mind, including the young boys. To spur his son into joining others at their sometimes rough-and-tumble play Jason builds him a custom-made go-cart he believes will be the envy of the other boys. The Snowbird collection is intended as a Christmas card to family, friends and anyone looking for holiday cheer. While not everyone can be together for the holidays, the book celebrates that all can be together in their hearts. The migratory snowbird has nothing on the resilience of the human heart. The author, a former Atlanta Constitution investigative reporter and media relations specialist in Washington, D.C., and currently is principal writer of a political blog, Richards Take. He has resided in St. Augustine Shores since 2003. This is the second consecutive year one of his short stories has been selected in competitions for publication. In 2012 his story, Ronald, was chosen for publication in the Florida Writers Association anthology, My Wheels. It can be purchased from net. In 2011, Hberts personal short-story collection, MindWarp: A NovellaAnd Other Strange Tales, Royal Palm Literary Awards competition. It was also named one of Kirkus Reviews 51 Best of 2011 independently published books in the nation. Print editions of Snowbird Christmas are $8.99 and e-book editions are $7.99. In addition to Amazon and KoboBooks, a limited number of autographed copies are available from the author by contacting him at For more information about Hbert and his writings, visit his blog site, www. LOCAL AUTHOR IN NEW CHRISTMAS STORY COLLECTION


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal November 2013 13 Real Estate Corner Shores Resident 904-814-7305 Resources for Your Home Search *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 Many prospective home buyers often ask me for resources that 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. You want a realtor that is a member of the Board of Realtors, that has access to the MLS, and that knows the area. A realtor can help you with any property, not just their listings. 2) The Internet The National Association of Realtors found that 88% of home and various real estate magazines. Homes and Land, which is published monthly and stores, etc 4) Driving Around I always recommend that you drive around the areas/ property that is for sale by owner (FSBO). Yes, most of the time, a realtor can sell you a property listed as an FSBO. Remember, if you are considering buying or selling a home or land, and would like to discuss your options, please contact me anytime at (904) 814-7305 or via email at Will@ or Will Russell is a realtor with Endless Summer Realty. He has lived in St. Augustine for over 25 years. He currently lives in the St. Augustine Shores with his wife and four children. A presentation will be conducted at the Anastasia Island Branch Library Saturday November 16, 2013 at 2 PM. Gerry Starnes (on left) and Ed Trester (on right), two veterans of the U.S. Merchant Marine who live here on Anastasia Island, have coproduced a book titled Torpedoed for Life. It is being printed at Amazon and is available at most bookstores and outlets. Its the story of the role of the U.S. Merchant Marine in World War II. The injustice and denial shown to these veterans by the U.S. Congress Merchant Marine in WW II and the history of the Liberty Ships will be presented by Ed Trester at: After the presentation, Ed will introduce the book. Call (904) 2093730 for further information or on the web at www/createspace. com/4054923. Torpedoed for Life Role of Merchant Marines in World War II Foundation has awarded $3 million in grants to 150 domestic violence shelters in all 50 FL received one of the $20,000 unrestricted grants to maintain critical services and programs for individuals who are survivors of domestic abuse. Each year, grants are awarded to at least one domestic violence shelter in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Remaining grants are distributed based on state population, with Florida receiving a total of nine grants. annually in St. Augustine. The need is more critical than ever as the number of St. Augustine murders related to domestic violence have doubled in the span of one year. provide legal advocacy. Our staff, volunteers and participants are so thankful for this grant from the Mary grant will go a long way in helping us serve the growing needs of St. Johns County. For nearly 20 years the Mary Kay Foundation has supported the prevention and elimination of domestic violence, an epidemic that touches one in every four women in her lifetime. Through the Foundations annual shelter grant program, $34 million has been granted to domestic violence organizations since 2000. The Mary Kay Foundation is proud to support local shelters that are on the front lines of helping with thousands of women and children who seek shelter and support from President of Government Relations for Mary Kay Inc. and board member for The Mary Kay Foundation. The shelter grants are a signature program for the Mary Kay Foundation and represent just one of the ways we are committed to breaking the cycle of domestic violence. empower individuals, families, and communities to achieve a better life through vision, lives in strong families and healthy communities. If you or someone you know is being BETTY GRIFFIN HOUSE RECEIVES $20,000 GRANT FROM THE MARY KAY FOUNDATION Professional Packing, Shipping & Mailing Service Center (904)460-0022 With Safe ShipYou Have Options For info & directions please see


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal November 2013 14 Residential/Commercial Prompt, Reliable Service Licensed & Insured Call Us At 794-7001 By Rob Stanborough PT, DPT, MHSc, MTC, CMTPT, FAAOMPT First Coast Rehabilitation (904) 829-3411 Not Helping Hands but Hurting Hands. I use my hands all day, every day. Like many others, its just part of my occu pation. I use my hands for physical therapy treatments, teaching techniques, checking off my honey-do list and more. I think most everyone uses their hands regularly, some more forceful and some with more detailed control. But my hands dont hurt. I think it is because I am cautious to use them correctly at work but also due to routine maintenance. There are many things that can cause hand pain including both trauma and dis ease. Rheumatoid arthritis is a debilitat ing autoimmune disease causing chronic stiffness and soreness and in the worst cases things. Osteoarthritis, is a degenerative disease and although more common than rheumatoid arthritis its every bit as pain ful. With OA, the joints also swell due in the hands called Heberdens nodules. Symptoms vary but often include pain after use and/or stiffness after periods of non-use. There are simple steps that may help to keep the hands whether its rheuma toid arthritis, osteoarthritis or even trauma healthy. This is what I do. warm water. This promotes circulation as and hands for the same reason promote circulation and movement. Occasionally, if they are more stiff than usual, Ill dip cal department stores.) If I feel my hands getting sore during work and think it may in cold water, also including gentle rubbing for motion. This cool water feels good during or following the rinse to keep the joints from compressing. This also helps to improve movement. While working, its not uncommon to see me in the clinic standing, talking to someone while leaning on my hand. Most patients dont even realize what Im doing and wrist back on a table. Because during most of the day and night my hands are stretched). I need to stretch the muscle in my hands and forearms out to prevent over-shortening. more for mobility than for strength. I use the squeeze balls we have in the clinic but wash cloths also work well. If you need a ets are easy and cheap. Or, if you desire more high tech, theraputty, web grips and The key is to move the joints to promote lubrication and mobility. I realize these are simple things but theyve worked for me all these years. Theres no reason why they shouldnt keep working for me to prevent loss of function and no reason why they shouldnt work for you. Hurting Hands servicers agreeing to a $25,000,000,000 settlement over some questionable mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure practices. $334,073,974 of the $25,000,000,000 was awarded to the State of Florida. Florida Legislature awarded $20,000,000 of the $334,073,974 to Habitat for Humanity of Florida. And $480,000 of the $20,000,000 has been awarded directly to your very own Habitat for Humanity of St. Augustine/St. Johns County. The funds are to be used to acquire and reconstruct or uninhabitable or violate health and safety standards. There is a strong emphasis on a 1-for-1 replacement housing stock in St. Johns County rather than just adding to it with new homes; a new home can only be built where an old one was demolished. Habitat looks forward to this opportunity to address blighted areas of our county by above, will soon be demolished and new construction is set to begin in November. Habitat is interested in acquiring eligible structures that need to be demolished so we can provide more affordable housing to low income individuals who would not otherwise be able to become a homeowner. Properties can be bought on the open market for a negotiated price or donated by individuals. Donated properties are considered a of the property. This is a wonderful way for anyone to partner with Habitat to dispose of This is also a great opportunity for those who may own their home outright but cannot afford a conventional loan to rehab their home to make it both safe and decent while still being affordable. In addition to seeking our usual candidates who are not currently homeowners, Habitat is also seeking applications from those that own a structure to be homeowner: 1. Demonstrated need 2. Ability to pay an interest free mortgage 3. Willingness to partner with Habitat and complete sweat-equity hours 4. Have lived and/or worked in St. Johns County for at least one year that seeks to put Gods love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1993, Habitat has served 115 families in our community by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, to donate, to volunteer, or to apply please visit www.habitatstjohns. org or call 904-826-3252. National Mortgage Settlement Funds Each year during the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Temple Bet Yam holds a major food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank. record, collecting 1010 pounds of food and beverages. Paul Bell, Director of Business Process and Interim Director of Second Harvest, thanked the congregation for their ongoing support. "Your donations could not have come at a better time for us." Typically donations are low in late summer and early fall. Art Rogove, Social Justice Chair, and organizer of the food drive said "Temple Bet Yam is proud of its and with the generosity of our congregation." Temple Bet Yam Collects 1,010 Pounds of Food & Beaverages for Second Harvest Food Bank


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal November 2013 15 See a full listing of our services and specialties at Hwy 312University Blvd.Flagler HospitalUniversity of St. Augustine Sgt. Tutten Drive Matanzas River San Bartola One Therapist One Patient One Plan One Goal T wo Locations1 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


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal November 2013 16 Florida has over seven hundred miles of barrier islands along both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Chains of these protective sand formations are found along coastal areas all over the world. Although there are, of course, many different kinds of islands, Anastasia is a perfect example of this particular kind of barrier system. Every day of the year, weather permitting, residents and visitors alike can climb the St. Augustine Lighthouse and observe the geologic forces which are responsible for the creation of these long and narrow "spits". Some of the different mechanisms which are at work include tidal range, wave energy, seasonal storms, sediment supply and sea level trends. All of these forces interact to determine the slope, shape and size of a particular beach. Human engineering (intervention) also plays a significant role. Most recently St. Augustine Beach dredged 2.1 million cubic yards of sand from the Vilano Inlet and deposited it along more than two miles of eroded beach, at a cost of 17 million dollars. Beneath the sandy dunes and hammocks of Anastasia are thick layers of coquina rock in various stages of consolidation. Comprised almost entirely of the fragmented shells of the delicate and tiny donax clam (coquina), the oldest formations of this natural building material dates to the Pleistocene epoch, 110,000 years ago. Which is a good estimate of the age of our island! A coquina chimney is all that remains of the Spanish "King's Quarry" Who was the first individual to make a legal claim for ownership of the entire island? Jesse Fish, a notorious St. Augustine merchant and shipmaster also, slaver, smuggler and userer who managed to "acquire" a 10,000 acre land grant directly from the Spanish Crown in the mid 1700's. The Fish family planted the first commercially successful citrus plantation on the island, and experimented widely with other crops. Although the Fish family owned "Santa Anastasia" for over a 100 years, the Spanish Crown did not relinquish control of their precious coquina quarry.