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Beaches News Journal 1965 A1A SOUTH #180 ST AUGUSTINE, FL 32080-6509 News Journal St.Au Bach Our Trees, Our Legacy Whats Inside The This Month Game of Life or Death? PRSRT SDT US POSTAGE PAID ST. AUGUSTINE, FL PERMIT #132 Saving Is Good But Its Not Investing Polenta with Wild Mushroom Ragout Bicycle Safety To Be March 2014 St.AugustineBeaches At its February 3, 2014 meeting, the St. Augustine Beach City Commission took the following actions: 1, Witnessed the presentation of a plaque by Police Chief Robert Hardwick to Mr. Troy Arrington for saving two children from drowning in the ocean. employment with the city, and a plaque to Police Sergeant Ralph Correa for 10 years of employment. (continued on page 4) Mr. Troy Arrington and Chief Hardwick Sgt. Ralph Correa and Chief Hardwick and brunch fundraiser along with Presenting Sponsor Flagler Hospital, on Saturday, April House coordinates. pick-up will be on April 11, 2014 from 4-7 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. on April 12th at the Pier Pavilion. The registration fee is $20 until February 28th. Children 14 & under are $15. March 1st to April 11th registration is $25 and race day registration is $30 for all. Your registration fee gets an amazing race bag with t-shirt. Pets are welcome on a leash. All race participants and supporters are invited to join us for brunch! Raise $100 and enjoy the Friends of Betty Brunch, directly following the 5k in the Pier Pavilion. You will be served by a celebrity wait staff and entered to win one of many prizes, including a CRUISE FOR TWO! You will receive one entry for every $100 raised or donated. George and Kathy Tracy Build On Family By Maria Cavanaugh If you love watching sports and enjoying great food and a variety of beers Tracy have you in mind. South, which is located just over the Bridge of Lions in St. Augustine, in January. from Hartsdale, N.Y., and Manalapan, N.J. and what makes their restaurant unique is that they use many of the recipes from the Tracy family restaurant in Scarsdale, N.Y. Georges parents, Jack and Phyllis Tracy opened the original Candlelight in 1955. (continued on page 11)

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal March 2014 2 News Journal 1965 A1A S, St. Augustine, FL 32080 #180 Todd Logsdon General Manager (904) 505-0301 Email: beachesnewsjournal@yahoo.com (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 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 beachesnewsjournal@yahoo.com or the editor at clogsdon1@yahoo.com. All articles, news, ads, or other information submit ted to the News Journal are subject to editing. Publishing of submitted letters and information is at the discretion of the publisher. Views and opinions expressed are those of the writer and do not express the viewpoint of the publisher or editorial staff of the News Journal. All ads submitted for publication in the Beaches News Journal should be received by the 15th of the month in order to appear in the following months issue. Matters concerning advertising should be referred to the General Manager or mailed to 1965 A1A South #180, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080-6509. The Beaches News Journals acceptance of ad vertising, articles, advertising, or other information does not constitute endorsement. Nor will the Beaches News Journal and its staff be held liable for information or emails listed, that may have the potential to constitue fraud or other violation of law. The publisher reserves the right to refuse advertising or information that does not meet the publications standards. The Beaches News Journal is published by an Augustine Beach community development, management company or Homeowners Association. City of St. Augustine Beach News Journal Mayor Andrea Samuels City Manager Max Royle www.staugbch.com sabadmin@cityofsab.org City of St. Augustine Beach News Journal St.AugustineBeaches St. Augustine Crescent Beach ATLANTIC OCEAN St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Shores The Junior Service League (JSL) of St. Augustine presents the 22nd annual Lighthouse 5K Run/Walk & Fun Run on race (timed start and finish), administered by Racesmith, is a flat and fast course through historic Lighthouse Park and Davis Shores. The 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by Michelob Ultra, will begin at 4:30 p.m. in front of the St. Augustine Lighthouse. The Fun Run will follow the 5K and begin at 5:30 p.m. The Lighthouse 5K is a great opportunity for anyone who made a New especially those who committed to a couch qualify for a seeded position at the Gate River Run two weeks later on March 15th. A $100 cash prize will be awarded to the top Male runner overall and to top Female runner overall. The top three racers in each age division will also receive an award. Participants can enjoy post-run live music, the 5K Awards Ceremony, food and beverages. Racers will also receive Presents The Lighthouse 5K & Fun Run 2014 beginning at 5 p.m. on the Lighthouse admission to the Lighthouse, food, drinks, entertainment, and a Shipyard play area for kids. For more details, please visit http:// www.staugustinelighthouse.org/events/ lighthouse_festival. Proceeds from the Lighthouse 5K & Museum of St. Johns, Willich Kids Bridge Family Visitation Center, SAYS (St. Augustine Youth Services), and the Lightner Museum, just to name a few. To register online or to inquire about becoming a sponsor, please visit: http:// www.lighthouse5krun.com/. The Junior Service League of St. Augustine, Inc. (JSL) is a non-profit organization founded in 1935 to address civic, cultural, and community service needs. The League is committed to the legacy of promoting volunteerism in St. Johns County and developing the potential of its members. For more information, visit www.jslofstaugustine.org/. Temple Bet Yam of St Augustine will hold a Family Rock n' Roll Party on Sunday afternoon, March 9th from 4:00 5:30 P.M. The popular band Smokin Mirrors will play favorites from the 60's, 70's and 80's, including selections by The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Linda Ronstadt, Tom Petty, Isley Brothers, Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin, CCR, The Doors, Otis Redding, Fleetwood Mac, Ike and Tina and more. Light refreshments will be served. Great fun, prizes, great music. R.S.V.P. to Carol Gladstone, $10.00 for adults; $5.00 for students over ten and free for children under ten. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Temple Bet Yam is located at 2055 Wildwood Drive in St. Augustine. (Wildwood is close to 207 and access to I95) The St. Augustine Travel Club will again be sailing the seas on Saturday, March 15 to 23, 2014, on the beautiful Carnival Breeze out of Miami to the Southern Caribbean ports of Turks & Caicos, Dominican Republic Aruba and Curacao for an 8-day cruise. Prices start from $863.00 per person, double occupancy, for inside cabin, inclusive of all port fees and taxes. Book now with a $300 deposit and receive $100 per stateroom On Board Credit. Call Peter, St. Augustine Travel Club at (904) 797-3736 for more information and reservations. Walking Club and go from couch to 5k in only 10 weeks. The Walking Club will take place every Saturday starting February 1st at 8am at Treaty Park, 1595 Wildwood Dr. St. Augustine. or call Malinda Everson at 904-808-8544. to abused women, men and their minor children. Other support services available to shelter residents and non-residents include a 24-hour crisis hotline, individual and group and group counseling are available in all parts of St. Johns County including, Hastings, Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Johns, St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach. For more may also like us on Facebook. 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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal March 2014 3 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING Lots of Room for Memories C R E A T E Im Glad We Chose Watson Realty.We wanted a retirement home in Florida to be closer to our family. We fell in love with this beautiful home and neighborhoodand bought it in a day! Its just perfect for sleepovers, making pancakes and creating memories. Susie & Hoyt Watson Realty Corp. can nd a home for you to create family memories. The Watson Realty Experience. 800.257.5143 WatsonRealtyCorp.com

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal March 2014 4 MICHAEL A. DAGOSTINO, O.D. ELIZABETH K. MCLEOD, M.D. MEDICARE PARTICIPANTS ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS 1400 U.S. Highway 1 South 829-2286 TODD P. THOMPSON, M.D. PAUL W. HUND, III, M.D. N. PATRICK HALE, M.D. Best Vision Center 10 Years WE ACCEPT MEDICARE, BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD, UNITED, CIGNA, AND MOST MAJOR MEDICAL HEALTH PLANS. TODD HOCKETT, O.D. 319 West Town Place, World Golf Village 940-9200 RUSSELL W. NELLIGAN, M.D.* *Cornea Specialist The charter review committee met on January 29, 2014 and did the following concerning the charter: 1. Discussed changing the elections so that candidates wouldnt run for particular seats or groups, but the winning candidates would be determined simply by a plurality of votes; i.e., if three seats were open and six candidates ran, the winners would be decided by the three who got the most votes. The committees facilitator, Ms. cities which use this method for determining the winners in an election. 2. Continued the discussion of putting the 35-foot height limit in the charter. The city manager is to ask the new buildings to 35 feet; and the manager is to ask the city attorney to provide language that no structure of any kind can be built higher than 35 feet. 3. Discussed the presentation of the charter amendments on the ballot. The committee has made 18 proposed changes to the charter. The city manager is to provide a list of the city charter changes that were on the primary election ballot in 2004. The committee will discuss the number of changes at its next meeting. The committees next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the commission meeting room at city hall. 2200 A1A South. The public is invited to attend. Also, the city commission with hold a workshop meeting with the charter review committee on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the commission meeting room. The public is invited to that meeting. to amend the planned unit development ordinance for the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel as Mr. Fred Ashdji, representing the Hotels owner, Elite Hospitality, informed the commission that Elite would abide by the terms of the original planned unit development ordinance, which requires Elite to pay the city $560,000 for the vacating of the unbuilt part of 6th Street between A1A Beach Boulevard and 2nd Avenue. Elite will also preserve two large oak trees on the property and will set aside lots north of 7th Street for three years for possible additional parking. The 204-room Marriott with a conference center is to be built on two blocks on the west side of the Boulevard between 5th and 7th Streets. 11. Approved an agreement with St. Johns County to settle a dispute over the city paying an additional fee for the disposal of yard trash. The settlement was the result of an all-day mediation between city and county representatives. The county is to pay the city $34,500. 12. Reviewed a proposed grant policy prepared by Finance Director Melissa Burns. Amendments are to be made to the policy for presentation at the commissions March 3rd meeting. 13. Approved the city applying for a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant for $100,000 to pay for improvements to Ocean Hammock Part between the Sea Colony and Bermuda Run subdivisions. The grant will require the city to provide matching funds of $100,000. The improvements will consist of nature trails, restrooms and a picnic pavilion. 14. Approved a social media policy for the city. 15. Approved the city having a survey and design planning done for a wooden beach access walkway to replace a sandy path from the end of Versaggi Drive to the beach. 16. Decided to have a title search done of the east end of Pope Road at the beach, lot for beach visitors. proposal that the city sign an agreement to pay for services for the processing of credit and debit cards. 18. Heard the city managers report that USA thanks to the tree board, its secretary, Ms. Bonnie Miller, and the public works department. The city commissions next regular meeting will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the commission meeting room at city hall, 2200 A1A South. The public is invited to attend. 3. Witnessed the presentation of the National Award 2013 for the citys National Night Out event in August 2013 to Police Chief Hardwick by the citys Events Coordinator Michael Cunningham. 4. Presented holiday lighting awards to Ms. Debbie Tilley, winner of the best energy Ann Palmquist, winner of the best use of recycled materials category. 5. Discussed with Supervisor of Elections Vicky Oakes her request that the city, for the sake of public safety, put restrictions on the parking of large vehicles in the city hall parking lot during early voting and on election days. Chief Hardwick is to meet with Ms. Oakes and report to the commission at its March 3rd meeting. 6. Heard an update report by citys Events Coordinator, Michael Cunningham, on the about plans for the show next December 31st. The commission also reviewed with as its events coordinator. 7. Heard a report about red light cameras from Green Cove Springs Police Chief Robert Musco and from Orange Parks Police Chief Gary Goble. (No action was taken by the commission towards installing red light cameras in the city.) See page 4 8. Re-appointed the following to another three-year term on the code enforcement board: Mr. Alan Anthony, Mr. Stephen Brenner, Mr. William Genovese, and Ms. Tish Gilpin. 9. Approved a proclamation to declare the weekend of February 14-17, 2014 as Citizen Scientists Birding Weekend in the city. 10. Took no action on an ordinance by Carol Gladstone Students in the Temple Bet Yam Religious School recently buried a time capsule that Joan Guglielmo, Director of the Religious School, explained that the purpose of the project was to give the children a marker in time so they could see how they've changed over a period of ten years. The time capsule will be opened in February of 2024.

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal March 2014 5 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! Message from the Mayor February is showing itself to be a month of communication and cooperation. On February 14, 2014 the City of St. Augustine invited St. Johns County, the City of St. Augustine Beach, The Visitors Convention Bureau Executive Director, The Tourist Development Council Executive Director, Dave Chatterton of the The Green Trolley, Transportation Director of the COA, VeloFest, business owners and residents to have a roundtable discussion in regard to Sustainable Solutions for Parking and Transportation Management. St. Augustine's City Manager John Regan introduced the discussion. What was recognized is that everyone has something to contribute and that there is a balancing act between the tourist needs, the resident needs and the business needs. Public safety was addressed by our Police Chief Robert Hardwick. Chief Hardwick stated that the amount of cars per day on A1A was between 25,000 and 31,000 cars. That is to road. Please note that we are not even into our beach season yet. Richard Goldman regard to last year's tourism county wide. St. Johns County had 7 million visitors. Those visitors spent approximately $752 million in our county. The sales tax collected was $43 million with the Tourist Development tax collected at $7.5 million. So here we have the good news and the bad news. It is imperative that we as residents join in solution to have sustainable parking and transportation management. The Tourist Development Council and the St. Johns Cultural Council moved in Funding Panel Grant Application Process for 2015. It now goes before the Board of This is a positive for our city and those organizations that do events in our city. With reach for organizations that meet the clear and concise criteria. The City of St. Augustine Beach Commission will be meeting on March 11, 2014 at 7 p.m. This is a workshop with our Charter Review Committee. The committee facilitated by Marilyn Crotty will be presenting its recommendations of change of the charter to the city commission. A Special Meeting for further discussion by the commission is scheduled for April 3, 2014. These meetings will be held in the City Hall Commission Meeting Room at 7 p.m. The regularly scheduled commission meeting is set for Monday March 3, 2014 at 7 p.m. I encourage residents to either attend or watch these very important meetings. As most everyone knows the St Augustine Beachfront Resort property at the north end of A1A Beach Blvd has been sold to a hotel developer. Since the sale many rumors about the hotel and the neighboring Pier Park & Pavilion have spread the community like I would like to encourage our friends and readers here at the beach to reach the community and tell them what you think. Pier park is a county park that lies on City property. As I understand have to present any plans to the City of St Augustine Beach Planning & Zoning Board. Any issues that can't be resolved by the PZA could then come before the City Commission. Only after approval by the City would plans go to the County. While teh Civic Associaition welcomes what promises to be a great new hotel to our beaches we urge the community to send letters and emails to the City PZA, Beach Commissioners and District 5 County Commissioner Rachel Bennett to remind them all of the importance of Pier Park to our community. The Civic Association has for years applied for and has been awarded grants from the TDC for it's Music by the Sea Concert Series. The Tourism Development Council heard from Cultural Council Executive Director Andy Witt on February 13th. The Cultural Council is responsible for the administration of the TDC grant Mr. Witt continues to bring forth changes and laguage that is contrary to the state statute on tourism funding. The language and changes that continue to spew forth are exclusionary. The proposed changes continue to make the grant process more complicated for applicants. It almost appears as if the efforts are intentionally participation. There also seems to be a movement away from programs that used to received funding and support in favor of big projects like the Gentlemen of the Road (Mumford & Sons) project that was a boon to hotels and a few business located near the venue but was a bust for many small businesses. At this point if you eliminated this new level of bureaucracy and it's associated costs the TDC could have funded every group that applied for a grant last year and still would have money left over. We continue to ask why the Cultural Council continues to try and reinvent the wheel? If you have an opinion on this process please share it with your County Commissioner Rachel Bennett or the City's representative on the TDC Mayor Andrea Samuels. It's time to save some dates... Fun Run. The event will take place at the SJC Pier Park. Sunday May 18th the Civic Association presents the local restaurants will be participating the Music by the Sea Concert Series is Wednesday May 14 at the Pier Park & Pavilion. for a complete schedule of bands & restaurants please visit www. thecivicassociation.org J e f f L e b r o n L i c e n s e d & I n s u r e dJ L V e n t u r e s, L L CH o m e R e m o d e l i n g a n d B u i l d i n g M a i n t e n a n c e Pr essur e W ashi ng P ai nti ng Cr o wn Molding Fencing W ood & T ile F loor i ng Har dy Boar d & W ood Sidi ng Ser ving S t. A ugus ti ne Beac h Si nce 2002T e l : 9 0 4 3 9 2 7 7 4 9 L i c e n s e # B L 5 5 8 5 904-377-1887 Licensed & Insured

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal March 2014 6 By Max Royle Rachael L. Bennett, Vice Chair Commissioner (District 5) 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 Let me begin by sending out a huge T staff, administration and Commissioners, but also to the staff, administration and Commissioners of the City of St Augustine Beach for our recent Joint Workshop. I of the two commissions, and it was a very positive experience. While we did not move any mountains, we all took the time and made the effort to begin a meaningful conversation between our two governmental entities: and that is a good thing for our residents and taxpayers! Board, it was enthusiastically received. I was pleased to have the same reception when I presented the idea to the City Commission. We are all working toward the same goals, and it only makes sense for us to begin a regular series of meetings so that we begin to move forward as good partners. We did not set a date for our next meeting, but when we do I hope that we will get good participation from our residents and businesses. We need to hear from you! Before we know it, our County staff, administration and Commission will begin the budgeting process for our Administrator has begun a series of capital workshops that outline our needs for the next 10 years. These workshops are advertised and the public is welcome to attend. The question that is before us at all times is how we will manage to address the capital needs not only for our infrastructure (water, sewer, roads, boat ramps, piers, buildings, etc.) and our safety and emergency services and rescue, radio system, hurricane control center, etc.), but also for our quality of life elements found in the facilities and services such as our beach services, parks and recreation services and facilities, libraries, childrens summer camps, support for our elderly, and community redevelopment efforts to name but a directly to the health, safety and welfare of our residents and businesses and are considered must haves. I can say with maintenance of our county over the next ten years is formidable. Although many consider funding of facilities and services such as parks and libraries to be optional when money gets tight (and I can tell you that our needs currently outstrip our resources and anticipated revenues), I believe that it is our quality of life elements makes The county is made up of people, not roads. I believe that we must protect and support our quality of life elements. In revenue source that will not lay a heavy hand on our residents or our businesses. What are your thoughts? What are your priorities? Send your emails to BCCD5@SJCFL.US I look forward to hearing from you! And now its time to give local gov ernment matters a temporary rest and write about something really quite uniquely readers, for what may not be an enthralling tale, but, what the beans, some of you may trip with musical accompaniment in a far off desert kingdom. The music is a fugue for pipe organ written by none other than Johann (yes, thats with two ns) Sebastian Bach (16851750), German composer and organist. Surely you remember him. Hes likely been featured in People Magazine, or maybe was a judge on Dancing with the Fugue-ing Stars, or sister. One of them had to have been around in the 1700s, adding glitzy, rhinestone glamour to that eras celebrity society and enlivening the let-it-all-hang-out gossip columns of its newspapers. I need to clarify the pronunciation of Johanns last name. Remember when Arnold movie enters the police station lobby to case it before driving a vehicle through its glass doors, and he says to the bored desk sergeant whos totally oblivious to the fact that THE Terminator is standing right in front of him and about to riddle that police station with bullets from automatic assault weapons, one held in sergeant, Ill be bach, as he leaves to return to his car and make his smashing entrance? Well, thats how you pronounce Johanns last name fact to know the next time youre a contestant on Jeopardy. Now I know youre thinking its wildly weird that this follicular-challenged city manager is about to go long hair on you by writing about an 18th century German composer and organist, but I warned you in advance that I was going to write about something really quite uniquely different. And how much more uniquely different can you get have to admit that that is stretching uniqueness point before we leave this tortured stream of thought: Those of you who may be as old as I am and are accordingly long of tooth and short of hair should know that listening to long hair (i.e., classical) music has been proven to stimulate hair growth. Its TRUE! How else do you think classical music got to be called long newspapers you see at the supermarket checkout counter. You know, the ones that inform you about champion chess-playing raccoons and the CIA cover up of the bones of long dead Martians being found stored in the White House wine cellar. In March 1972, I was working in the for the Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere (CARE), a job which required me to make frequent trips out of Amman, Jordans capital, to monitor lunch programs at primary schools throughout the country. The food was surplus milk powder and wheat produced by American farmers and provided to Jordan as part of the United States civilian aid program. My role was to give an American face to that aid, and to make certain that the schools were indeed receiving and properly using it. I was always accompanied by a Jordanian as well as guide through the complexities of the countrys cultural dos and donts. My apparently learned his driving habits from watching an overabundance of movies that featured car chases. He would careen down Ammans streets and through other towns as if we were in rubber-burning, hot pursuit scenes from a cops-and-robbers movie. Not having a death wish, I asked for a replacement. He was Abdul Rahman, a tall, balding, gray-haired man, who favored tweed jackets, sweater vests, sharply creased pants and highly polished shoes. He spoke calmly, carried himself with a Land Cruiser accordingly. I felt assured that I would live. Back to Bach, or is it Bach to back? Anyway, as a fugue by the esteemed Johann According to Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary, a fugue is a musical composition in which one or two themes are repeated or imitated by successively entering voices [melodies] and contrapuntally developed in a continuous interweaving of the voice [melodic] parts. (Try remembering that the next time youre on Jeopardy.) It may help if you think of a fugue as a musical tapestry, with the voices or melodies being the tapestrys threads which, when woven together in a particular way, create a musical scene that gymnastically mental stretch, but its the best I can do. (continued on page 12) 810-2345 www.oxforddental.net 100 Whetstone Place Suite 308 St. Augustine, FL Isabell G. Oxford DMD General Dentist (white) Fillings & Partials Gregory E. Oxford Dental Associates

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal March 2014 7 Our Trees, Our Legacy Pastor, St. James Church, a Catholic Community of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter Services of Eucharist www.saintjameschurchsaintaugustine.org being green, yet on March 17 everyone will be decked out in shamrock green. An old Irish proverb says there are only two kinds of people in the world: the Irish and those who wish they were. Sure, if the truth be told there are only three kinds of people on the Emerald Isle of St. Augustine Beach: the ones who live here, the ones who wish they did and all the rest who visit and fall in love with this piece of paradise. We call this last group our friends and relatives. After only a few days of freezing temperatures, brown is the new color in many neighborhoods. Our city is in Zone 9, well north of the tropical zone. Homeowners are looking into incorporating the Florida Friendly Yards (FFY) principles the right plant in the right place endorsed by the University of Florida (IFAS). Restoring some green may include embracing the virtues of FFY, water conservation, limiting the use of pesticides and fertilizers, incorporating native plants and attending classes offered by St. Irish proverb says it this way: May you have the hindsight to know where youve been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far. On March 22 you are invited to add some greenery to the corner of Pope Road and A1A, next to the new 7-Eleven store. Director of Public Works Joe Howell will have his staff prep the area, help lay it out and set it up. From 7:00:00 a.m. of garden clubs, students from Flagler College wanting community service hours, Girl and Boy Scouts, 4-H members and green thumb wannabees. Master Gardener (MG) Nana Royer, a member of a special invitation to St. Johns County Master and the BAC invite you to take part and dish the dirt. As this corner grows in, you will know you were one of the reasons its happening. For details, call Nana, 377-1600 or 461-3541, or email her at nana@nrdp.net. Whether you spring forward or fall back, daylight saving time seems to be a wash because, as the Irish remind us: If you lose an hour in the morning youll be looking for it all day. On March 9 you can rise and shine knowing you have that pesky hour in your pocket. The BAC welcomes a new vice chairperson, Linda Avery, a Master Gardener who brings a wealth of experience to the position. This move leaves an opening for an alternate to serve with the BAC, so consider serving with a dedicated group who work to make this city a beautiful shade of green. As the new chairperson, I will move one chair over and look forward to serving with such outstanding, dedicated members. Learning from experience teaches the plain and simple truth, which is seldom plain and never simple. Reasons people serve vary: They may see a problem, they have expertise and feel it would be applicable and want to share, or to paraphrase an editorial in The St. Augustine Record calling for volunteers for 10 openings for appointed boards, panels and councils: Each offers a portal into the inner workings of the community we call home. Whatever the reason, step up, serve and help make this city we call home a better community. Some sage advice and a word of caution: Leave your ego and agenda at the door pity him who makes an opinion a certainty. Serving with the BAC gives you a front row seat. The Citys Arbor Day, April 25, will join named Tree City USA. Celebrations will be at City Hall from 5:30:00 p.m. and include poems, posters and learning stations where children engage and learn fun facts about the value of trees. Vendors with goods and services related to the environment, conservation, recycling, solar and wind energy, native plants and, of course, local nurseries are invited to take part. Call City Hall (471-2122) to reserve a space and help celebrate The Epic Flower and Garden Expo will be held April 12. Now is the time to trim, prune or repot your entries for the Garden Club of St. offering ribbons and prizes for best in show. The Piece Makers will have their outstanding quilt show, rain barrels and compost barrels will be for sale and the Master Gardeners will be available to answer your garden-related questions. This outstanding show is the once-a-year fundraiser put on by Epic Community Services and one you The late Pete Seeger touched the lives of stemmed from his steadfast optimism that music could build community and motivate action to improve the world. Tree huggers understand Petes words, Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything trees, knowing our history is recorded there and, with trees, the future of the most beautiful city by the sea is assured. Lawn Services 904-829-3385 Professional Packing, Shipping & Mailing Service Center (904)460-0022 With Safe ShipYou Have Options For info & directions please see www.safeshipstaug.com Everyone wants to be happy. Well, almost everyone. There are some folks out there who seem utterly determined to be as unhappy as possible, and everyone around them as well. As we used to joke back in Texas where I served in a couple of Episcopal congregations, Some people have a need to be offended. Except it really wasnt that funny when the individuals in question were shooting darts at the clergy like me, for instance! One wily old former county judge turned priest from the Panhandle of the Lone Star State once put it to me this way. Nick, he said, just think of those people like the creatures who used to gather and bark at the wheels of the wagons bringing the precious goods into town for market in the old days. They could have no idea of what good things were coming through, including good things from them. Just regard them as damaged souls and dont let them get under your skin. Well spoken, Father, well spoken. (Although I must admit I didnt always follow Buddys advice). But such profoundly damaged souls aside, most of us do want to be happy. Curiously, I live in a condo subdivision on the beach whose name in Greek actually means happy I refer, of course, to Makarios. And its that word, Makarios, that appears in the Greek New that famous section of the Gospel known as The Beatitudes. I like what one West Coast megachurch preacher once said about The Beatitudes that captures the essence of that expression. He said they were The Be Happy Attitudes. Because Jesus really says, in plain English translation, Happy are the Poor in Spirit, theirs Meek . Happy are the Merciful . Happy are the Peacemakers, and so on. It is, of course, interesting to note that the worldly-wise would regard these references to Happy Attitudes as characteristic of those they would regard as losers. Why, everyone knows (really? which everyones?) that nice especially the nice gals! What, youre not willing to shed your threads so as to appear nearly naked on the new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue? Ha, no big bucks for you! And so also with our friend, Justin Bieber. Beyond the fact that some U.S. citizens wanted him deported back to Canada, fact is the guy is making a mint in the process of being anything but meek (and driving poor Selena into rehab!). And so happiness often eludes us as we seek to ever so subtly imitate the rich and famous. Especially our young people, who are virtual setups for any new thrill. Well, guess what? You know which age group really is the happiest? According to a new study, its those of us among the seasoned pleasures, quality relationships with friends and family, and quiet moments of contemplation. Theres something about learning the lessons of life that tend to pre-dispose us (or should) to adopt the Happy Attitudes, although the saying is true, theres no fool like an old fool. Because age and maturity should suggest wisdom, and joy and peace. So, as Lent kicks in for us so disposed to observe it, it may be time to consider whether we truly desire happiness or not, and if we do, to do something about it. Even before the church, the ancient Greeks thought long and deeply about The Good Life. Maybe a visit to the library up the road there at Sea Grove would be a good place to begin a little personal research and reading project concerning that Good Life. UP NEXT MONTH: My Rome Report, having just come back from 10 days in the Eternal City. Till then, God bless and love you all, Fr. Nick.

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal March 2014 8 designed 18-hole course are the 2013 USTA 6.5 Combo State chams! Tennis leagues, fun and a great junior program the salt marshes your friends great way to meet your fellow members categories one to suit your needs! Weddings, receptions, private parties and banquets by Jan Heusdens heusdensjan@yahoo.com www.beachartstudio.com Joan Tasca, local artist, has been teaching art classes at The Art Studio for the past year. Joan's classes are for students of all levels. Currently, she will be offering two courses on Thursdays from March 6thApril 10th. Oil or Acrylic Painting will be held from 9 AM to Noon, and Drawing from 1:30-4:30PM. Please contact Joan at 904.794.2594 or 904.402.2292. Tasca holds painting and drawing to college level, community adult education, private students and groups. Please visit her website at www. joanftasca.com for complete information on credentials and bio. Stacey Barden, a member of the Board of Directors at The Art Studio created "The Smiling Easel" to share her passion and knowledge of art with aspiring young artists to immerse themselves in creativity while socializing with peers. She has been teaching children's art workshops at The Art Studio which end with pizza for lunch and create new art for family and friends. She plans to lead a children's summer art camp similar to last summer. Please visit her website, www.thesmilingeasel.com or email Stacey at thesmilingeasel@yahoo. com for more detailed information. Thank you to all who attended the Live Concert" at The Art Studio. This was her second live concert in St. Augustine Beach to standing room only. The "Island Duet", local performers, performed as the opening act. Donations of members' local businesses and the tireless efforts of the studio's members and Board of Directors supported a silent auction which also contributed to the success of the evening. For anyone interested in The Art Studio's scheduled art classes, upcoming events and membership information, please visit the website at www.beachartstudio.com. The Art Studio is located at 370 Beach Bld, St. Augustine Beach in the Cultural Arts Center Building at St. Johns County Pier Park. American Income Life Beth Dryden Executive Agent 904-806-6032 Protecting Working Families Since 1951 The St. Augustine Aquarium announced today that they intend to pursue crowd the aquarium. The campaign began on February 18th and will run for 60 days. The project cost. the community participates through fundraising efforts like these to provide support for the aquarium and its mission of conservation through education. Rockethub has been selected as the crowd funding platform for the campaign. The aquariums page can be accessed at www.rockethub.com then by clicking on the St. Augustine Aquarium link. Groundbreaking for the project is scheduled for early summer 2014, and Phase I of the St. Augustine Aquarium, Botanical Gardens and Aviary will be completed in early 2015 to coincide with the City of St. Augustines 450th founding anniversary celebration. 495-5608. Scheduled For Summer

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal March 2014 9 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...............................................$621...............................home/auto discount up to 20% $250,000...............................................$746...............................home/auto discount up to 20% $300,000...............................................$882...............................home/auto discount up to 20% $350,000.............................................$1,022..............................home/auto discount up to 20% $400,000.............................................$1,164..............................home/auto discount up to 20% $450,000.............................................$1,303..............................home/auto discount up to 20% $500,000.............................................$1,445..............................home/auto discount up to 20% $600,000.............................................$1,735..............................home/auto discount up to 20% $700,000.............................................$2,026..............................home/auto discount up to 20% $800,000.............................................$2,316..............................home/auto discount up to 20% $900,000.............................................$2,606..............................home/auto discount up to 20% *HIGHER LIMITS OF COVERAGE AVAILABLE*Prices based on 2013 Masonry Construction. East of the Intracoastal. St. Augustine BeachesAD PROOF FOR NOV. 2013NEWS JOURNAL Beaches Bistro Polenta with Wild Mushroom Ragout Contemporary Italian Grill 904-471-7332 Most people think of red wine with wild mushroom. The lighter-colored varieties, particularly chanterelles and porcini, however, have a suave richness that is much better matched by a Chardonnay, albeit a big, powerful one. The sweet corn the wine. Serves six. to taste 1. To cook the polenta on top of the stove, simmer it for 40 minutes or until the mixture begins to pull away from the side of the pan, stirring frequently. 2. Soak the porcini in boiling water in a bowl for 10 minutes. Drain and chop the mushrooms, reserving the soaking liquid. Strain the liquid and reserve. 3. Saut the onion and shallots in the butter in a saut pan over medium heat for 3 minutes. Increase the heat and add the porcini and fresh mushrooms. Cook until the liquid evaporates. Stir in the wine and reserved mushroom liquid. Cook until the parsley and cream. Cook until the sauce begins to thicken. Season with salt and white pepper. 4. Spoon the polenta onto warmed plates. Top with the mushrooms and garnish with parsley. By Jane Tucker, First Florida Insurance As we approach Spring and spring time cleaning, dont forget to dust off your insurance policy as well. With an economy still strug gling to come back, unemployment and the lowering of home values, many people are concerned about finances. This is a good opportunity to review your insurance polices to see where you might be able to lower your costs. not the land: Hom eowners policies do not provide protection for your land, so make sure the value of the land is not included as part of your coverage amount. given for customers with more than one policy with the same insurer or and burglar alarms. Also, roofs newer then 2002 may be eligible for substantial discounts. Other discounts might include being 55 or older and retired or live in homes located in eligible homeowners as sociations. Some insurers may of fer discounts if all residents of the home are nonsmokers. ing your deductible should decrease your premiums. If your insurance deductible is $500 now, by raising it to $1000, or even $2000, you should see a decrease in premiums. Make sure you can pay the higher deduct ible if a disaster strikes. Also, be sure your home loan does not have a clause that states property insurance deductible. ments: Upgrading electrical, plumbing and heating systems could improve the safety of your home and reduce your pre miums. Also, certain energy saving im provements can give you federal tax cred its. Dusting off your insurance policy by checking your policy and reviewing your coverage will be well worth the effort and can help save you money.

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FINALLY! Spring is almost here and the plants and yards are starting to sprout! Our winter wasnt as cold as our neighbors to the North. This weather starts us thinking about getting our yards and beds cleaned up from winters set back. This leads to some recent emails we received. of your equipment. Fuel has a shelf life of only a month and if you have ethanol fuel and the oil levels are to the full mark. Start your equipment to make sure they start easily and they are running properly. Many times its not the age of the equipment that causes issues, it may just need servicing. Carburetors can get build up from old fuel and ethanol damage and may need to be cleaned and oil changed in the engine. Sometimes it may be its age and time to think about replacing it. St. Augustine Power House offers a diagnostic service to analyze the issues of older outdoor power equipment with issues and can give you an estimate of what it will take to get running back to normal of if you need to replace it for just a Bench Charge. If your equipment is not very old and has not been serviced in a couple of years we offer Spring Tune-Up Specials for mowers and outdoor power equipment, pick-up and delivery is also available. If youre older equipment estimated repairs are more than you wanted to put back in the equipment and you purchase a new piece of equipment from St. Augustine Power House we will waive all the Bench Charges. Starting this month St. Augustine Power House is having our PreSeason Sale on all our Mowers and Hand Held Outdoor Power Equipment. So until next time please check our ad for our Pre-Season Sale or come visit us, we are located at 125 Pope Rd across from the YMCA on the Island or visit our website www.staugpower house.com. Please email your questions to Mow at info@st.augpowerhouse.com. St. Augustine Beaches News Journal March 2014 10 Financial Focus Information Provided By Edward Jones But Its Not Investing MAKING SENSE OF INVESTING Financial Advisor Financial Advisor If one of your worries is whether youre investiing at the right time, it shouldnt be. By investing a set amount of money on a regular basis, you In addition, investing systematically can help: Call or visit your local Edward Jones Answering Questions About Homeowner Lawn Equipment. Featuring Mow, St. Augustine Power House Spokesperson. Investing a set amount of money on a regular basis does not markets. Such a plan involves continual investment in continue the purchase through periods of low price levels. When You Invest Systematically Wont Be Off T B T 2055 Wildwood Drive, St. Augustine 904-819-1875 www.templebetyam.org Print Ad Sales Beaches News Journal Shores Observer We are looking for an ad sales person to work in St. Augustine. If interested call 904-607-1410 or email Its a good thing to have some savings. When you put the money in a low-risk account, you can be pretty sure it will be readily available when you need it. Nonetheless, saving is not investing and knowing the difference could pay off for you far into the future. Think about it this way: Saving is for today, while investing is for tomorrow. You need your savings to pay for your daily expenses, such as groceries, and your monthly bills mortgage, utilities, and so on. In fact, you might even want your savings to include an emergency fund containing six to 12 months worth of living expenses to pay for unexpected costs, such as a new furnace or a major car repair. These are all here and now expenses and you could use your savings to pay for them. But in thinking of your long-term goals, such as college for your children and a comfortable retirement for yourself, most individuals typically cant simply rely on their savings theyll need to invest. Why? Because, quite simply, investments can grow and you will need this growth potential to help achieve your objectives. To illustrate the difference between saving and investing, lets do a quick comparison. Suppose you put $200 per month into a savings account that paid hypothetical 3% interest (which is actually higher than the rates typically being paid today). After 30 years, you would have accumulated about $106,000, assuming you were in the 25% federal tax bracket. Now, suppose you put that same $200 per month in a tax-deferred investment that hypothetically earned 7% a year. At the end of 30 years, you would mind that you would have to pay taxes on withdrawals. Hypotheticals do not include any transaction costs or fees.) This enormous disparity between the amounts accumulated in the two accounts clearly shows the difference between saving and investing. Still, you might be thinking that investing is risky, while savings accounts carry much less risk. And it is certainly true that investing does involve risks investments can lose value, and theres no guarantee that losses will be recovered. Nonetheless, if you put all your money in savings, youre actually incurring an even bigger risk the risk of not achieving savings account might not even keep up you will lose purchasing power. Ultimately, the question isnt whether you should save or invest you need to do both. But you do need to decide how much savings and how much toward investments. you should be able to get a good idea of the best savings and investment mix for your particular situation. For example, if you long-term investments to pay for short-term needs, you probably dont have enough money in savings. On the other hand, if you in your savings account even after youve paid all your bills, you might be sitting on too much cash which means you should consider moving some of this money into investments with growth potential. Saving and investing thats a winning combination.

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal March 2014 11 OULTRIE CREEK M NURSING & REHAB CENTER ...your bridge between the Hospital & Home Moultrie Creek Nursing & Rehabilitation Center prides itself in providing home-like amenities during your stay. A personalized plan of care teaches and educates you for continued improvement after returning home. Gingie MacQueen, Admission Director 904-864-1051 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 The Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre (FOSAA) invite the arts community to be a part of The Gathering of Friends Childrens Arts Festival on June 21, 2014 at the Amphitheatre. This completely interactive event will allow children to explore their own creativity while showcasing the diversity of the local arts community. It will be advertised throughout Florida and surrounding states and will be free to the public. The festival is funded in part by an ACH grant from the TDC. This is a unique opportunity for the arts community to showcase their talents and publicize private lessons, camps and workshops while engaging children in a variety of arts activities Each artist or arts organization will have a designated space to offer a unique interactive experience. Whether taking part in a drum circle, dancing, creating a collage, painting, playing an instrument, or engaging in storytelling, children will be introduced to a variety of art forms that will hopefully inspire and encourage them to pursue new interests.. An application can be downloaded at fosaa.org under "Events." The form should be saved and e-mailed to fosaaartsfestival@gmail.com or mailed to the address shown. For further information please call 471-4113. His brothers Jay and Mike, still operate the restaurant known for its famous, awardwinning Buffalo chicken wings. The atmosphere at Candlelight is casual and friendly. Every seat has a great view of one of their eight TVs, all showing sports. Their pet-friendly deck is perfect for enjoy ing the spring weather. George carefully chose the selection of wine and beer with 12 beers on tap including Guinness, some craft beers and even hard cider. The food is what makes the visit to Candlelight South worth it. Chef Dustin Muir insists on fresh ingredients for his healthy creations. Their burgers are handformed daily and Jays Famous Wings are meaty and delicious! They are absolutely The rice bowl is a popular entree and comes Nachos are served on a platter that can be shared by four people and my favorite is the taco salad that comes with chunks of avocado, two types of salsa, black beans and sour cream on fresh lettuce surrounded by nacho chips. In addition to many sandwiches and salads, scrump tious daily specials may include blackened Mahi tuna, homemade soups and shrimp or chicken entrees. Candlelight is for the whole family as with a great selection of meals. The giant chocolate cookie a la mode is sure to be a big hit with kids and adults. I personally love the light fresh fruit with whipped cream...its delicous! Candlelight is open from 11 a.m. until midnight every day of the week. Be sure give them a call to place orders for your party at 819-0588. George and Kathy Tracy Build On Family (continued from page 1) Leah Black and Lily Moss hold "Sadie," a Jack Russell terrier up for adoption through Ayla's Acres No who often frequents Ayla's Attic, the organization's thrift shop, greeted the girls when they came to the shop to bring money they raised selling lemonade. In the cold winter months there is an increased need for heaters, hay, dog food, and blankets for the approximately 250 animals at the sanctuary in Greenville Florida. The rescued animals of every kind, were abused and neglected and because most are unadoptable, they will live out their lives at the sanctuary. In addition to the animals living there, Ayla's Acres also fosters dogs and cats in St. Johns County while they await forever homes. There is a huge need for food, blankets and heaters at the Sanctuary. Monetary donations can be sent to Ayla's Acres, P.O. Box 1634, St. Augustine, FL 32085. Equipment and food can be dropped off at Ayla's Attic located at 300 S. Ponce de Leon Blvd, St. or individuals can call 650-520-5201. Photo: Lily Moss (left) and Leah Black (right) hold Sadie, at Ayla's Attic. Blush Salon & Beauty Bar 904-471-6466 Julia Roques 1941 A1A South Anastasia Square Plaza (A1A & 312) St. Augustine, FL 32080

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12 St. Augustine Beaches News Journal March 2014 NEW PRICE Johanns fugues in 1964-65, when I was studying in India, courtesy of a Fulbright grant. As Ive written here before, the otherness of India was initially so overwhelming that I and the three other American college graduates I lived with struggled had left. Music was one connection. We borrowed a reel-to-reel tape recorder, several tapes of the American folk music that was popular then, and one which featured a few of Johanns many fugues. From listening to that tape repeatedly, I thought that Johann could have been an 18th century jazz composer, so aptly did his fugues seem like jazz, each with its basic theme followed by what seemed like improvised variations of that theme. It was on a cold day in March that a Bach fugue and the Jordanian desert merged. Abdul and I had spent the day inspecting the school feeding program in several scattered villages on the plateau east of the Dead Sea. With no radio stations within range of the Land Cruisers aerial, we had to make our own entertainment during such road trips: conversation mostly, sometimes silence with our own thoughts, sometimes music, thanks to my small, battery-operated Sony cassette player. On this trip I had several tapes, one of which was Bachs Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, Marie-Claire Alain, organist. The sun was setting as Abdul drove southeastwards towards the town of Maan, where we were to bunk (literally so) overnight in a rustic caravansary. There was nothing around us but the roadside gas stations, and no other vehicles on the paved, narrow road. Marie-Claire began the C Minor Fugue with its theme: 15 simple bass notes, each played singly and in a slow rhythm that made me think of the undulating motion of an ocean swell, or more the stately stride of camels crossing the desert. This single strand of 15 notes was then counterpointed by the organists skillful overlaying of varied and increasingly complex melodic patterns. Counterpointing those patterns were visual ones occurring outside our vehicle on that lonely road. As daylight retreated from the approaching night, orange, blue, bluish purple--appeared on the distant horizon line. With the deepening of the twilight, these layers slowly faded one after the other until the last vanished into nights blackness, leaving us with only limited connections to the visual, material world: the dim dashboard lights, the vehicle we were in, the narrow corridor of the road ahead illuminated by the headlights Our world became one of pure sound: that of a cathedral pipe organ in full voice, with the notes of the fugue, woven in evermore intricate designs, creating a musical mosaic that absorbed and lifted us to some distant, perhaps spiritual realm, where the petty annoyances and limitations of ordinary life were replaced by a profound sense of awe and peace, which remained even during the silence that followed the reverberating echo of the fugues and break the spell until we saw the feeble glow of Maans lights on the horizon. I heard the Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor again in 1972. It was at an evening concert in late cathedral in Vienna, Austria. There was the high, arched nave, its upper reaches lost in shadows, and bank upon bank of votary candles providing a soft, magical glow. The fugue matched that setting as perfectly as it had the desert setting in Jordan. How amazing is the power of such unique music to provide so much depth and beauty to life. Thank you, Johann (with two ns). (continued from page 8)

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal March 2014 13 By Rob Stanborough PT, DPT, MHSc, MTC, CMTPT, FAAOMPT First Coast Rehabilitation (904) 829-3411 Life Or Death? As if avid golfers needed one more reason to play, here it is: golfing can improve your health and yes, add years to your life. According to a Swedish study published in 2008, people who play golf regularly without using a cart have a 40% lower mortality rate than those of the same age and sex who dont exercise. This years to your life, IF you play regularly and walk the course. Those with the lowest handicaps had the best rate, which probably means they play most often. Playing often and playing well means playing injury-free. According to current research, golfers most often injure the low back, the non-dominant shoulder and the elbow. Professional golfers tend to experience overuse injuries due to constant practice and thousands of swings. Amateur golfers tend to acquire injuries related to an incorrect golf swing as well as overuse. Inadequate range of motion, strength and endurance are at the root of most injuries, particularly in the back and shoulder. Limited range of motion in one area of your body will result in compensation and overstress in a neighboring area. Back pain may be a result of poor core or trunk control or tight hips. Forcing a follow-through when your hip rotation is limited can produce excessive strain in the low back. Golf is all about mechanics. Faulty mechanics in the hip may lead to hip or low back pain. Faulty shoulder mechanics which can lead to a shoulder impingement, tendonitis, shoulder instability, or even a rotator cuff tear. Inadequate stability of the non-dominant hip allows the hips to open up. Inadequate strength in the nondominant shoulder allows the club to get away and opens up the face of the club. In both cases, the effect is certain death: the dreaded slice. Speed is essential to producing power, but power is of no use without control. Balance, timing and endurance are also keys to playing a good round. No one enjoys shooting par, or less, on the front nine only to see everything fall apart on the backside due to muscle fatigue, dropping of the shoulders or poor backswing. Playing just one round of golf can require 200+ swings, including practice swings and hitting a bucket of balls at the range. Yes, frequent play can decrease your handicap (sorry spouses) and according to the Swedish it can also add years to your life. And if you didnt know it before, you now know, adequate range of motion, speed, strength, and endurance are all just as important for safe and pain free these areas can often be remedied without the use of expensive equipment or fancy gadgets. Physical therapy can help locate impairments and provide simple do-ityourself stretches and exercises. If you and your game are healthy, keep saving your money. You may be playing 5 years beyond your current retirement plan. But if you and your game are struggling or hurting, dont play through. Seek help. The answer may be simpler than you think. Prompt, Reliable Service Licensed & Insured 794-7001 Referral Realty, Inc. I can help with all your real estate needs by putting you in touch with the most experienced real estate professionals the industry has to offer. Call me today! Buying or Selling Investment Property Rental Property Buying or Selling Investment Property Rental Property Marian Johns (904) 501-4149Referral Agentmarianjohns@ymail.comBuy, List or Rent through me and you will help donate to the Donna Foundation, which provides local breast cancer patients with financial support. The Friends of Anastasia Island Branch Library (124 SeaGrove Main Street, SeaGrove Town Center, St Augustine Beach) will be holding their Spring Book Sale on March 13, 14, and 15, 2014. The times are Thursday, March 13, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm; Friday, March 14, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Saturday, March 15, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Approximately (doesn't include specially priced items). Inventory is comprised of about 90% donations and 10% library discards. These books have been sorted by volunteers who select books for special pricing. No commercial consignor has scanned our inventory since the last sale. A small collection of books are available on an on-going basis in the library for a $2.00 donation. Library staff selects books for their collection. Proceeds from the book sale are used for the library to purchase items on their wish list. The wish list includes the summer Florida Library Youth Program (FLYP) for equipment (e.g., movie screen, furniture) needed to implement targeted programs. The proceeds supplement funds from the county and with continuing cuts in the county budget, the money raised is critical to provide ongoing quality programs and materials. Anastasia Island Library Book Sale St. Johns County Fire Rescue is offering free smoke alarms to St. Johns County homeowners and renters through April 15th, 2014. There is no income requirements. The presence and proper mainenance of smoke alarms increases your chances of working smoke alarm. When you are asleep, you can not smell smoke, if anything smoke in a house grows three times its original size within one minute. If you are interest in the program please call 904-209-0340. Lottery registration for St. Johns Countys 2014 Super Summer Spectacular Camp Program will be available online, by telephone, and in person March 3-14. The lottery drawing will take place March 28, with results being mailed by April 5. St. Johns County residents interested in registering for the summer camp lottery can Solomon Calhoun Center, 1300 Duval Street, St. Augustine, during standard busi ness hours. Hosted by the St. Johns County Recreation and Parks Department, the Super Summer Spectacular is a summer camp program for children ages 5-12 that em sions. For more information regarding the lottery, registration, or the Super Sum mer Spectacular Camp Program including camp locations, dates, and fees please

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal March 2014 14 Bicycle Safety important step in bicycle safety is wearing a helmet and wearing it correctly. This is the law for all children under 16 years of age. Research shows that properly worn bike helmets can reduce the risk of serious brain and head injury by 88 percent. We recommend all riders wear helmets. Parents could be good role models by wearing them too. When choosing a helmet make sure it meets safety standards issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Helmet size should be determined using a tape measure. Pads and straps should be adjusted not pulled forward over the forehead or tilted back on the crown. Next make sure the bike is the right size. When sitting on the seat with hands on the handlebar the rider should be able to place the ball of both feet on the ground. The rules and laws of the road regarding bicycling apply to cyclists, as well as motorists. That means riders have the same responsibilities as motorists, and each has rules when encountering the other. is not only illegal, but a motorist about to make a right turn on to a roadway will only be of car-bicycle accidents occur at intersections, David Hanleys Lawn Maintenance Personal Service No Job Too Big Or Too Small Cell (904) 501-3976 (904) 824-6564 The Best Mulching Mower $499.99 The Best Bagging Mower Its The Best Deal $419.99 200Z Consumer Zero Turn Mower Snapper Mowers Starting At $279.99 125 Pope Road St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 461-0310 www.staugpowerhouse.com askmow@staugpowerhouse.com Scan To Our St. Augustine Power House Partnership Program Starting at $1249.99 Mower for $369.99 Going Above and Beyond Sale Spring weather is upon us and with it bicycle riding becomes a more popular activity for fun, for recreation, and even for transportation. Bicycle safety is always on my mind but even more so in light of recent fatal accidents on our county roads. Its been nearly three years ago when a St. Augustine University graduate student was killed in a hit and run crash. Our investigators driver of a 2001 -2003 Ford Ranger pick-up truck that struck the cyclist. A month after that one, also on C.R. 214, an 18 year old boy was killed struck by a truck as he rode into an intersection. Bicycling is popular in Florida. Unfortunately our state continues to lead the nation in bicycle fatalities. In 2011, according Administration, there were 677 bike riders killed nationwide and 125 in Florida. This is the latest year for which statistic are available, 2007. When it comes to bicycles, keeping kids safe is a huge concern. It is estimated that every week nationwide 2700 children suffer serious head injuries and two die in accidents involving bike riding. Most child related bike injuries, however, do not involve motor vehicles. They are from falls or hitting a including driveways. Before riding into twice and then over the shoulder. When riding on a street or highway cyclists have the responsibility to observe State law requires having at least one hand on the handlebars at all times. It is also against the law to wear headsets while bike riding. According to Florida law, a bicycle operated between sunset and sunrise must be equipped with a lamp on the front exhibiting a white light visible from 500 feet to the front exhibiting a red light visible from 600 feet to the rear. Additional lighting is permitted and recommended. Motorists need to be alert for bicycle riders and understand the law permits the on Wednesdays through Saturdays. No experience necessary. To sign up visit www. habitatstjohns.org, select the volunteer tab at the top, then click on the Volunteer Up button. Please register, select your work day and bring the printed, completed waiver with you. The hours are 7:45-3:00 at the intersection of N. St Johns St. and Avery St. for all build locations. Pack your lunch and wear appropriate work clothes and shoes. For more information call the Volunteer Coordinator at 904-826-3252 ext. 2002. use of bikes on our roadways as vehicles. Slow down and pass safely with at least 3 feet clearance between the rider and the side of your vehicle. Watch carefully for kids on bikes when driving in residential neighborhoods. There is a page on our website at www. sjso.org regarding bicycle laws, rules and safety. Just click on the Community Affairs icon and then scroll down. I ask all St. Johns county residents to by discussing safe bike riding with your children and knowing the rights of cyclists on the roadway. I hope and pray we will have no more bicycle riders killed or seriously injured in St. Johns County for a long time. I always welcome your comments and suggestions. Just e-mail me at dshoar@sjso.org.

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