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Beaches News Journal 1965 A1A SOUTH #180 ST AUGUSTINE, FL 32080-6509 News Journal St.Au Core Tweets & Twigs Make Fine Nests Whats Inside The This Month Stand Tall PRSRT SDT US POSTAGE PAID ST. AUGUSTINE, FL PERMIT #132 NEWS FOR AND ABOUT RESIDENTS OF THE ST. AUGUSTINE BEACHES AREA Prepare for Health Care Cost During Retire ment Pasta E Piselli Civilian Law Enforcement Academy City Hall Update Rome Report April 2014 Spring Cleaning Your Insurance St.AugustineBeaches Flood Insurance Costs May be Coming Down At its March 3, 2014 meeting, the St. Augustine Beach City Commission took the following actions: 1, Presented a plaque to Mr. Eric 2. Appointed Ms. Pat Shelby as the Tree Board/ Committees senior alternate. for weddings on the beach Excellence to conduct for $9,250 a peer city 5. Postponed to the April meeting consideration of purchasing a new March 11, 2014 as International Womens Day in the City. a grant memorandum agreement with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs for an urban forestry grant. agreement with the 7-11 for the taking of water for irrigation from the 7-11 at the corner of Pope Road and State Road A1A, where an adjacent parcel of public property is 22, 2014. appropriate $2,200 to put a fence around the citys emergency generator. a local architect, Mr. Michael Stauffer, to adjacent to (continued on page 4) New Beach Bocce Courts Re-Dedicated Barbara Kay Foundation Grant Recipients The Barbara A. Kay Foundation, Inc. announced its 2014 grant recipients at a recent presentation at the Southeast Library. Grants totaling $25,200 were awarded to 13 local St. Johns County Public Library System. 5K Run & Walk and Brunch

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal April 2014 2 News Journal 1965 A1A S, St. Augustine, FL 32080 #180 Todd Logsdon General Manager (904) 505-0301 Email: beachesnewsjournal@yahoo.com Cliff Logsdon Publisher/Editor (904) 607-1410 Email: clogsdon1@yahoo.com Online at www.beachesnewsjournal.com the Neighborhoods of the St. Augustine Beaches area. 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 publisher or editorial staff of the News Journal. All ads submitted for publication in the Beaches 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. constitute endorsement and is the responsibility of the submitter. It is agreed that the Beaches News Journal and submitters, including pictures, graphics, websites and/ tions standards. The Beaches News Journal is published by an company or Homeowners Association. City of St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Beaches News Journal Mayor Andrea Samuels City Manager Max Royle www.staugbch.com sabadmin@cityofsab.org City of St. Augustine Beach News Journal St.AugustineBeaches News From Around St. Johns County St. Augustine Crescent Beach ATLANTIC OCEAN St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Shores April 9, at 3pm at the Southeast Branch Public Library on U. S. 1 when we will present and fun. We hope you will be able to come. The club is open to all St. Augustine residents and friends. For any questions, please call Peter at 904 797-3736. St. Augustine Travel Club by Peter Dytrych Danny & Jeanie CarterEWELRY REPAIRJ Your place for diamonds PAYING TOP DOLLAR FOR GOLD COINS & JEWELRYwww.cartersjewelry.net904-471-1023 ROLEXWATCHES & REPAIRS and-personal setting as they seek the security of the Alligator Swamp to roost and raise their young. From March through the end of July, award-winning photographers, bird watchers, the nesting process. Peak season is in May, when birds can be photographed in all stages of nesting: displaying, incubating and the raising of their young. Visitors get intimate The two-acre exhibit is home not only to American alligators, American crocodiles the swamp, with eight of those nesting and producing young. Along with the collection Floridas Roseate Spoonbill Banding Project. calling 904-824-3337, or atganderson@alligatorfarm.com. Birding Season at Alligator Farm A LITTLE BIRDIE TOLD ME.. COUNCIL ON AGING OF ST. JOHNS COUNTY is participating in the 2014 PLAYERS Championship Birdies for Charity program held in conjunction with THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass, May 5-11! Visit www.birdiesforcharity. playerschampionship.com, make a donation to Council on Aging and you could win the total number of birdies that will be made during the competition rounds of the tournament. winner. Deadline for all entries is Wednesday, May 7th. Please call (904) 280-3233. COASTAL COMMUNITY CENTER: Volunteer relief receptionists are needed to experience and good communication skills are essential. SUNSHINE CENTER: Volunteers are needed in the Sunshine Center to assist staff p.m. answer telephones and perform general clerical duties on Monday, Wednesday and Friday TROUT CREEK: Volunteers are needed in the Kitchen & Dining Room to assist with Baptist Church. Duties include making coffee, assisting with lunch set-up and assisting or Elise Moloney at 904-209-3686 or e-mail gdraper@stjohnscoa.com. emoloney@ stjohnscoa.com. of Betty Brunch will take place on April 12th, 2014 to aid in County. The race will start in front of the St Augustine Beach Pier can be a guest at the Friends of Betty Brunch directly following cruise for two or $1,500 in cash, a beautiful diamond necklace from Carter's Jewelry, a three-hour hot air balloon ride from InstaLoan and much, much more. Registration and packet pick-up will be on April 11, 2014 from 4-7 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. are welcome on a leash. To register for the 5k or for more information log on to www. non-residents include a 24-hour crisis hotline, / medical rape exams, and legal assistance. women, men and their minor children. Other and non-residents include a 24-hour crisis forensic / medical rape exams, and legal assistance. BETTY GRIFFIN HOUSE 5K Run & Walk and Brunch Tell advertisers and contributors you saw them in the Beaches News Journal

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal April 2014 3 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal April 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 City Hall Update from Page 1 City Charter Update the former city hall on the south side of to appropriate $4,000 for Mr. Stauffers 11. Took no action on a request by the owner of the Coquina Beach Surf Club, 421 that the commission allow for patrons dining on the restaurants outside deck. The owner wasnt present at the meeting. At its January 6, 2014 meeting, outside music for this business. 12. 13. Decided to proceed with the managers work performance, and require March 22nd. The commission will discuss of 16th Street and east of Old Beach Road. 15. Discussed the St. Johns Culture Council use of the former city hall. A workshop meeting to continue the discussion may be held in May or June of this year. hiring of a labor attorney, Mr. Wayne of the citys personnel manual. The city commissions next meeting will be held on Monday, April 7, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the commission meeting room at city hall, 2200 A1A South. The public is The City Commission and the City meeting on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, to to the citys charter. The committees facilitator, Ms. Marilyn Crotty, of the Florida changes into 18 separate topics: 1. addition the citys boundary descriptions, 3. stating by the Florida constitution and state law, 4. commission and requiring that commissioners special and general meetings, 6. adding prohibitions to the charter, 7. consolidating the duties and powers of the mayor, 8. adding managers duties and requiring that he/she the city clerk, city attorney and appointment of an acting city manager. 12. making the police chief a department head working under the city manager, 13. requiring yearly and the manager, 14. requiring that the selling referendum and including a 35-foot height limit in the charter, 15. changing the process for the counting of absentee ballots, 16. changing that commissioners no longer run for groups or seats but run at large with the passage or repeal of ordinances. Persons workshop may contact Ms. Cathy Benson, the Deputy City Clerk, at 471-2122 or cbenson@ cityofsab.org for information as to when The city commission will hold a special meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014, to decide which of the either the August primary election or the The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerces Leadership St. Johns Class of Volunteer Expo on April 12, 2014 at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Park from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The Volunteer Expo will opportunities which match their personal talents and interests. Admission is free and open to the bring a new toiletry item, such as a bar of soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, comb or brush, etcItems are being collected to support youth who are aging out of foster care and who will soon be Expo registration tables. The Leadership St. Johns Class of to connect residents with an interest in making a difference in our community meet community challenges. Leadership St. Johns is an educational program of the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce, which seeks to enhance the leadership public class year. (continued on page 5) Leadership St. Johns to Host Volunteer Expo at Pier Park Mayor Speaks at Chamber South Beaches Council On March 19 St. Augustine Beach Mayor of importance were mentioned including recent notice of being in the top 15 best beach destination in America according to Mayor Samuels indicated that the city to consider Management Transporation bus and submitted. May Samuels indicated the the beginning cost could be between $75$100,000 to include buses, payroll, etc. She indicated that Chief Hardwick had indicates that approximately 21-30 thousand start small with a circle route along A1A beach areas to and from down/uptown St. Augustine and grow from there if successful. Mayor Samuels indicated both the City of St. Augustine Beach and the City of St. Augustine both wins as well as local and

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal April 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! by Bill Jones, President www.thecivicassociation.com Andrea Samuels, Mayor City of St. Augustine Beach, FL comasamuels@cityofsab.org Message from the Mayor St. Augustine Beach Civic Association The Beach is Busy in the Spring 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 Landscaping Design & Installation 904-377-1887 Licensed & Insured www.thesoutherngardener.net Spring is a season of rebirth and ch ange. The City of St. Augustine Beach is also going through a rebirth and change of sorts. On March 11, 2014 the Charter Commissioners and residents their proposed changes to our city charter. City charters are documents that determine how a city our city. This allows the city to grow and keep up with the times. On April 3, 2014 in the City Hall Commission Meeting Room there will be a special meeting at 7 pm for the commission proposed changes. The commission will then decide which changes will be brought forward These changes will be on the electoral ballots either during the primary or general elections for 2014. Getting the information in regard to the changes out to the public will also be discussed and determined by the city for all residents of St. Augustine Beach. I encourage all of our residents to attend. On April 7, 2014 the regularly scheduled meeting of the City of St. Augustine Beach Commission will be held. Again,that meeting is scheduled for 7pm in the commission meeting room. The agenda can be accessed on the city site www.staugbch.com. Just a reminder to be on the alert for email asking for assistance or to make money decline it. If you are suspicious of the contact and what isn't. Protect yourself. Spring Break is here and the beach is busy! One of the great things about this March 13th with students Indianapolis. The U-Indy students did a clean up of the Pier to A Street. It was great to spend time with these young people. The 16 students helped me consume 7 large We enjoyed some great fellowship after the students completed their work. A special thanks to Amy Rose from The Cathedral Basilica who acted as the students host and Bill Jones & U-Indy Students attached) board Member Peter Darios of the Sunset tenure getting to know more about us. Peter sent me a note last week that said "I knew suggested that we needed to blow our own horn and tell more people about what we do. So here is a brief list of some things few years; Flags for Pedestrian crossings at Pier Park, new computer for City Hall, Water Rescue equipment, bicycle accessories and a search light for the City Police Department, sponsor of Arbor Day & Veterans Day celebrations, sponsor of Beach Blast Off, Taste of the Beach, Surf Illumination, Wednesday Market and the Music by the Sea Concert Series. This is just a partial list. If you are a member and supporter thank you! If you are not I would ask today and become a member. Annual membership rates are; & Corporate Memberships are just $20. Being a member helps support our work in the community and your membership St Johns County including many here on the island. Restaurants on our Participating Merchant List include Amici, Cafe 11, Jack's BBQ. Sunset Grill and more than 20 and click on Membership. Coming Up on the Beach Saturday Walk & Run. The 5K will be followed by Music by the Sea Concert Series the 21 week season kicks off Wednesday May 14 at the Pier Park featuring the Outta Sight Band from the FSDB School and food Sunday May 18th at the Pier Park from noon until 5 pm. Proceeds go to the Betty local restaurants. Detail on the Taste and Music by the Sea can be found at www. The Expo is a great way for new and existing residents, families and retirees in our community, stated Chad Mark, a and a member of the Leadership St. Johns in our community. For more information about VolunteerStJohns.com. Be sure to like Volunteer St. Johns on Facebook to stay Leadereship St. Johns (continued from page 4)

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal April 2014 6 By Max Royle St. Augustine Beach City Manager CORE 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 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 My opus this month is about a core group of employees in the public works department of our fair city. They along with their fellow workers in the department toil month after month, usually with little public doing many other chores that, if not done well, would mean a tarnished quality of life my focus here is on only them and not on employees in the citys other departments is in no way meant to slight the good work that those other employees do for the residents. From time to time, a resident will suggestion is based on the assumption that at a lower cost. There may be another assumption as well: that lower cost has no The suggestion makes me think of lot in our coastal paradise and wanted to build a house on it. He solicited bids from contractors, and selected the contractor who agreed to build the house at a cost well under what his competitors proposed. Result: a poorly built house that required the owner to hire a lawyer for a lawsuit and to pay another contractor to repair the defects. I know that some of you are thinking I need to get real: one bad-apple example hardly that low cost means low quality. Youre right. I only use the anecdote to suggest cockroaches at bay in city buildings and weed/pest control spraying of the citys lawns. Theres a company that does street sweeping, and another that treats the citys electrical and air conditioning problems in sweeping that is done in the city (a monthly State Road A1A), it doesnt make sense (or cents) for the city to purchase its own street sweeper daily in a number of cities do the be properly trained in the safe application of the insecticides and herbicides, and the city would be responsible for safely and securely storing the chemicals. items for recycling. Years ago, the city had its own truck and two employees do this work. But there came a time in the late 1990s when, because of the need to replace the recycling was done. The city asked the company that proposal. It showed that the company could do the recycling routes in our city in two days instead of four, and with one employee on its truck instead of the two on the citys truck. The result was that the city commission decided to contract with the company. This has generally worked well, though at times shakeup in the corporate structure when the companys ownership changed, or when there Disposal, after some initial problems, has reliability and now only occasionally causes recycling bins in their front yards. For this Well, you may smugly conclude, ole Max has just sunk his own argument like the leaky bucket it is, because hes shown a-Smug-Conclusion, allow me to continue. Ill propose, whether you agree with me or here and that is an attitude the public works them to exert an extra effort to make certain a job is done well. An example may help to illustrate this point. Next to law enforcement, the one other on residents as to whether their city is and yard trash/special waste. (I know: you thought it was the city managers hair cut that made the strongest impression.) Let me clue you: missed pickups of such waste cause the telephones at city hall to ring off the hook (though I cant remember the last time I saw a hooked telephone). Our of their displeasure. Yet, consistently, week after week, as a point of pride, the public certain the waste is taken away later that day or the next day at the latest, so that the residents faith in the reliability of the seem a small matter, I can assure you that for many residents of our little corner of the Florida paradise, it most certainly is not. Besides solid waste collecting, the public works employees do lawn mowing, tree trimming, building cleaning, drainage ditch pump and sprinkler system repairing, holiday lights mounting, painting, carpentry, landscaping, minor plumbing and other repairs, and multitudinous other tasks, some major. A recent major task, and one that is employees, was the rehabilitating of a 20year-old dump truck by Troy Jones, Streets Foreman, and Rob Cramer, Maintenance come new from the factory where it was originally made. What makes the public works department years, sometimes many years, and who thus attitude about their work that makes them unique. This stable core is the glue that holds the departments workforce together dont adhere to such basic standards as being doing their fair share of the work. The core doesnt tolerate slackers. The public works department has 18 employees, including the director and the secretary. The core group in that department is composed of nine employees. Their names, positions and number of years with the city are: Ken Gatchell, Assistant Public Works Director, 24 years; Richard Gray, Sanitation Foreman, 23 years; Mick Orlando, Drainage Technician; 22 years; Troy Jones, Streets Foreman, and Tom Large, Grounds Foreman, each 20 years; Equipment Operators Robert Cramer and Paul Raymond, each eight years; Maintenance Workers Charles Oester 136 years of work experience with our small city. There are other employees, such because of their work skills and attitude, are members of the core group. employees working on their behalf to keep highly polished the citys quality of life. While the commitment and concern that this core group of public works employees shows by their competent, reliable work performance. When the commitment is to the bottom line and not to the community, I think the answer

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal April 2014 7 St. Augustine Beaches Advisory Committee Ann Palmquist, Chair Palmquist@comcast.net Tweets and Twigs Make Fine Nests Spiritually Speaking By Fr. Nicholas A. Marziani, Jr. D. Min. askfrnicholas@aol.com Rome Report Pastor, St. James Church, a Catholic Community of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter 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 www.saintjameschurchsaintaugustine.org OConnell Lawn Services 904-829-3385 I am pleased to say that the Eternal City is Factor has become such a presence at the Vatican. I returned early in the morning of pilgrimage with fellow members of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, former communion with the Church of Rome. There except two of us including yours truly whose spouses employment could not bear such a long absence. Beyond that cohort of thirty-two two toddlers on the trip, both children of priests, and nearly eighty lay men and women, along with a few teenagers, all of them parishioners from numerous congregations across the United States and Canada. associated with our time in both Assisi and Rome, where we concelebrated daily Mass in historic churches and shrines, we were seated at the Consistory at which new cardinals were Wednesday General Audience. On that occasion and blessed the two before-mentioned children, Catholic priests, as they stood nearby with their from celibacy are essentially intended only for for Holy Orders being expected to be celibate candidates) it would seem that for the foreseeable future, certainly at least a decade or so, married priests will be the rule. The next crop of likely studies. And who knows what the lay of the land will be regarding these things in the year 2020 But back to Rome. What a place! And what a new pope! One thing I would caution you, matter) can be a subtle form or predecessor of aggression. Its one thing to get your picture on else altogether for people to be saying less than nice things about you when you cross them down we set up our stars only to knock them down when they disappoint us witness entertainers, gone limp on certain hard-line moral issues, wisdom, something he has in abundance. I am completing a work of historically-based relations. One of my characters is a young Russian woman who ends up joining the Rome ballet. In my research to that end I attended a performance of Ghetto at the Teatro DellOpera di Roma people in Rome today, with an historical Jewish presence that goes back two thousand years. ballet and modern dance was simply stunning modern minority religious community in the Which just goes to show Rome is place of many surprises as well as timeless beauty and as well as Central and Eastern Europe has taken inspiration and spawned institutions that we take for granted today. holding a monstrance with the sacred species up Italy. Lots of feisty ladies in Catholic history! P.P.S. Speaking of feisty, check out Russell Crowe come April 4th in a new interpretation of the Noah story. Unless youre a complete fundamentalist, youll likely enjoy this one! Please Notice: seried this Lent based on the of the Gospel of Matthew. We made a difference. Magic number: 405. Four days, one county, and dedicated, funthe map. Yep. Thats what happened. You did it; we won the state; in fact, we knocked it out of the park. CJ McCartney, a true birder, offered these congratulatory words to the St. Augustine Beach Commission for their support part in the Great Backyard Bird 400 birders took part in the GBBC; in their checklists with the number of birds spotted. The number of checklists was 113 in 2012 and this Were just the coolest birding county in the galaxy, thats all its simple, CJ extolled, almost so if you listen closely you might hear CJ and happy tune. On the Big Day of Birding, between 300 and 400 birders talked (read tweeted) with us, birded with us and hung out with us at Ocean Hammock Park, which was prefect. This area is a jewel in habitats: pristine woodlands; grassy marshes both clear and brackish; unspoiled shoreline great, and together with exceptional weather, it Scientists Birding Weekend. CJ said efforts to Anastasia Island Branch Library and the entire team at Anastasia Island Library (they) were the backbone of our efforts they passed and lent a smile and cool ideas for our entire program. And of course, the Birdmobile came came and joined in, saying they were impressed stationed along the boardwalk, and appreciated the expertise they shared. By agreeing to take Peggy Cook, shared her enthusiasm and said her grandson, John Brice, was named 2013 Florida Audubon Jr. Bird Steward. John is 10 years old and an example that habits started early in the nest produce lasting results. An example of a cool outreach was sharing information and ideas on building a backyard for attracting wildlife, offered by the Florida Audubon Society. The county-wide Bird-aThon brought in new groups including the only put St. Johns on top, but Clay and Putnam Counties are now on the birding map. GBBC twigs are joined and, along with eyehow to build a better birdhouse while feathering this nest we call home. CJ and company showed by example the links between, of birds so much more than a for the birds. Essential twigs needed are 25 the City will join National Arbor Day and celebrate our glorious giants. Celebrations will be at City Hall from 5:30:00 p.m., include poems, posters and learning stations where Tree City USA. Way to go! 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. quilt show, rain barrels and compost barrels will be for sale and the Master Gardeners will questions. This outstanding show is the oncea-year fundraiser put on by Epic Community details. GBBC include: USA 3,195 species reported with 58,356 checklists and 6.5 million birds counted. Making headlines is a real feather in the Citys cap, and we are the reason because the White-winged Scoter and the long-tailed duck are not usually seen inland in February. But due to the record cold, they were spotted and included in the report. No doubt Big Bird would be so proud and would remind us to take care of the birds, like the canary in the coal mines took care of miners. Keep watching for the birds nesting in our beautiful trees and listening for their tweets in the most beautiful city by the sea. Please forward those items of general interest to us at beachesnewsjournal@yahoo.com or clogsdon1@yahoo.com. Online at www.beachesnewsjournal.com Phone: 904-607-1410

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal April 2014 8 Enjoy: designed golf course are the USTA 6.5 Combo State Champs! salt marshes your friends great way to meet your fellow members categories one to suit your needs! Weddings, receptions, banquets The Art Studio of St. Augustine Beach by Jan Heusdens heusdensjan@yahoo.com www.beachartstudio.com The Art of Photography The Art Studio of St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Camera Club's 2014 Annual Members Photography Show. This is the 3rd year the juried exhibition has been held. First Friday Artwalk at The Art Studio will showcase the talents of the members of SACC on April 4th from 5-9PM. You can meet the photographers who will be present studio for the entire month of April. The studio hours will be extended this month to accommodate maximum exposure of Camera Club. The Saint Augutine Camera Club was founded in 2009 and currently has 70 members. Meetings are held the 3rd saintaugustinecameraclub.com. Stacey Barden,local art teacher and creator of The Smiling Easel will be featured in next month's column. She teaches childrens' summer art camps at The Art Studio. This has fast become a popular "go to" summertime fun for young her website www.thesmilingeasel.com for detailed information. We Are Happy to announce that we are We will be able to apply for National Grants and donations to us can be Tax to pay State Sales Tax on Studio Rentals. Starting immediately Studio Rental Rates Hourly rates are now $10.60 per hour. The Art Studio of Saint Augustine in the Cultural Arts Center at St. Johns County Pier Park. Visit us at our website www.beachartstudio.com for information on scheduled classes, membership and Phone Number, it is 904-615-3197. We also now accept credit card payments. Any credit card transaction will incur a Dr. Patricia Laurencelle, Foundation Board Director said, The Barbara A. established in 2012 and based in St. Augustine. The Foundation honors the life of Barbara Kay Foundation Grant Recipients (continued from page 1) mobile library computer sandbox for preschool youth, and other similar programs. May 18th 12 Noon to 5 pm

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal April 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 By Paolo Pece, Cafe Atlantico cafeatlantico@comcast.net Pasta E Piselli Contemporary Italian Grill 904-471-7332 647 A1A BEACH BLVD. ST. AUG. BEACH www.cafeatlantico.net By Jane Tucker, First Florida Insurance I recommend a bold Cabernet Sauvignon for this wintry dish. The intensity and the luscious fruits of this full body is in balance with the sweetness of the onion and the smokiness of the bacon. PASTA E PISELLI serves four cheese Heat the oil and butter in a large pan and add the chopped onion. the bacon cut into small cubes. When the bacon is nearly cooked add the peas. Season to taste and leave to cook gently. the time stated in the packet directions. together with 4 tablespoons of the pasta water. minutes. Do not drain. Sprinkle with parmesan and serve hot. Last year, an overhaul of the National insurance rates to go through the roof. Many homeowners saw enormous rate insurance maps suddenly included their properties. Many could not sell their homes due to buyers rejected the properties because of higher insurance rates. Now a recent vote by lawmakers in the rate increases which have ravaged many homeowners in coastal communities such as St. Augustine. There is a misconception that hom fact is that homeowners insurance policies ally, if your home or business is located in a Preferred Risk Zone as determined by for as little as $130 per year. Many homeowners think they dont has designated the entire state of Florida as Flood insurance has come a long way since its inception. In the 1920s, the insurance industry reviewed the issue of premiums would be too costly, and would therefore be purchased only by those in high risk areas. As a result of this deter mination, the insurance industry chose not insur ance coverage not available through private insurance companies, Congress and that the cost of damage caused by There were fewer than 100,000 wide in 1972. That same year, a powerful hurricane roared ashore, devastating a large area of the eastern United States, and causing nearly $4 billion in dam ages. A congressional investigation determined that very few buildings born in 1973. insurance coverage for buildings located dition of receiving federal aid or loans from federally-insured banks for federal disaster coverage. Today, coverage is available to more than 20,000 United States communities and territories, and nearly 100 private insurance companies now offer national, government-backed First Florida agents invite you to take their Quote Challenge. Call First Florida to discuss your current policy coverages. Their goal is to be certain you have the absolute best rate for which you qualify. Call 808-8600, click on www. to visit one of First Floridas friendly agents.

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March came in like a Lion and went out like a Monsoon. We had a large amount of rain and wind for a short period of time which saturated our yards and in many areas it makes them quite soft. The days are now getting longer and we will be having more days with Sun, our grass will be growing more rapidly and it will be time to cut it more often. This leads us to some questions we recently received. Mow, now that the grass is growing again is there anything I need to consider about my mower before I start cutting my yard. make a clean cut on the new growth and if you mulch cut your yard enable the new grass to sprout. Fall and intermediate times, for the best results and recommended times Most of the nurserys can give you this information and any Lawn Care professional. Remember now that we are on Daylight Savings time water restrictions only allow water your yard after 4PM and before 10AM, houses with Odd Number address can water on Wednesday and Saturday and Even Number address on Thursday and Sunday. Island or visit our website www.staugpower house.com. Please email your questions to Mow at Askmow@staugpowerhouse.com. St. Augustine Beaches News Journal April 2014 10 904 460 1200 MAKING SENSE OF INVESTING Financial Advisor Financial Advisor When you stop and look back at whats happened in the markets, its goals. We can also conduct a free portfolio review to help you decide if you should make changes to your investments and whether youre on track to reach your goals. Stop by or call today to schedule your free review. Ask Mow? Answering Questions About Homeowner Lawn Equipment. Featuring Mow, St. Augustine Power House Spokesperson. T EMPLE B Y T HE S EA www.templebetyam.org Undine C. Pawlowski, Esq. Phone: 904-236-6243 107 A 11th Street www.anastasialaw.net 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 As you save and invest for retirement, People often think and plan for these costs. during our retirement years: health care. By preparing for these costs, you can help yourself enjoy the retirement lifestyle youve envisioned. Many of us may ignore the impact of health care costs because we just assume Medicare will pay for everything. But thats not the case. In estimating health that $4,000 to $6,000 per year per person starting point, although the amount varies not include the costs of long-term care, which can be considerable. To illustrate: The national average for home health aide private room in a nursing home is nearly $84,000 per year, according to a recent company. So what can you do to help cope with what your out-of-pocket health care costs might be, based on your health, your age at retirement, whatever supplemental insurance you may carry and other factors. change in your life, but try to identify, as closely as possible, the age at which you plan to retire. This will help you spot any coverage gaps before you become eligible the seven-month window for enrolling in Medicare, beginning three months before Medicare-approved insurance companies offer some other parts to Medicare, including Part D, which covers prescription drugs; Medigap, which covers gaps in doctor services, outpatient care and some known as Medicare Advantage, which is designed to replace Parts A, B, Medigap options for Part D, Medigap and Medicare Advantage, each with varying coverage and supplemental insurance, go to www. meet long-term care costs, you could selfinsure or purchase insurance coverage. To learn about long-term care insurance Health care costs typically rise as you move further into retirement, so make sure that a reasonable portion of your assets is allocated to investments with the potential for both growth and rising income. If you were to become incapacitated, you might be unable to make health care decisions and these decisions may affect not only your quality of life but also family. Talk to your legal advisor about establishing a health care directive, which allows you to name someone to make choices on your behalf. Health care costs during your retirement may be unavoidable. But by anticipating these costs, you can put yourself in a position to deal with them and thats a healthy place to be. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal April 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. teaches and educates you for continued improvement after returning home. 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 Tripadvisor Rated # 1 Look! Blush Salon & Beauty Bar 904-471-6466 Julia Roques 1941 A1A South Anastasia Square Plaza (A1A & 312) St. Augustine, FL 32080 Professional Packing, Shipping & Mailing Service Center (904)460-0022 With Safe ShipYou Have Options The Bocce Courts at Pier Park in St. Augustine Beach were dedicated for public use in 2004. Since then they have provide great recreation for the community and needed to restored. The Sons of Italy and the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association came to the rescue and did a total renovation. The City of St. Augustine Beach provided some on the heavy equipment in support of the project. the Civic Association as well as some of the people that did the construction work. Cake and coffee was served to all who attended. The renovation was a wonderful project that was enjoyed by all who participated and the bocce courts continue to be enjoyed by the community at large. Picture Above L to R Remo Mondazzi, Tim Ryan, Jimmy Browne, Don Peplinski, Andrea Samuels, Pat Murphy, Bill Jones, Robert Samuels, Lori Creasy, Troy Jones, Roy Torboli, Angelo Caiozzo

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal April 2014 I would like to personally invite you to join us on Crescent Beach Easter morning. Come see Gods sunrise, celebrate with music and hear a message about the resurrection of our Savior the Lord Jesus Christ. Lets come together to praise the Lamb! ~ Dr. David BeauchampEASTER SUNRISE SERVICEON CRESCENT BEACH APRIL 20TH 7:00 AMEnjoy a spectacular Sunrise Service on the beach For Information Call (904) 794-7777 On Easter Sunday morning, April 20th, thousands are once again for the annual, inspirational Sunrise Service. This annual gathe3ring had its beginning at Crescent Beach Ramp over twenty years ago on the parking lot adjacent to Beachers Lodge. The pastor, at that time was Armando Silverio, and there were 81 people present. The attendance at the Sunrise Service has grown to more This years gathering with Dr. David Beauchamp, promises to be a remarkable sunrise service, just as the ones youve heard so much about. an Easter morning sky. whole family, your beach chairs and blankets. Arrive early in order to get a good space near the platform. soloist Jeff Varnadoe and the choir. an opportunity to join in the singing of the great crowd gathered on the sand. The music will lead right into an inspiring message of the resurrection by Dr. Beauchamp, followed by ocean baptisms. Parking attendants, assisted by the Sheriff Department, will help each on the beach or in nearby paved lots. Crescent Beach Ramp at 7:00am one of the largest each sunrise services. For more information call 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.

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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal April 2014 By Rob Stanborough PT, DPT, MHSc, MTC, CMTPT, FAAOMPT First Coast Rehabilitation Prompt, Reliable Service Licensed & Insured Call Us At 794-7001 (904) (904) Palencia PressP f fice of ______________________________________________________________________________________________ F AX Back to: (904)797-4311 or email: thepaper@bellsouth.netAD PROOF FOR APRIL Call Us At (904) 819-9898Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Flagler Hospital Anderson-Gibbs Bldg. 301 Health Park Blvd. Suite 219 St. Augustine Davis Dhas, MDDr. Dhas is Board Certified Reda Alami, MD Gloria Lelaidier, ARNP If my parents had given me a dollar each time they told me to stand up straight, I would never have had to work. If I were to give my children a dollar each time I tell them, Id be broke. I thought Id learned this lesson, but lately, Im beginning to wonder. It seems Ive started to lose the battle against the force of gravity. Gravity enables me to keep my feet on the ground but it also continually pushes me closer myself giving in to a forward posture. It happened so gradually I hardly noticed. This is something Ive treated other people We are all made up of pulleys and levers. Forces are produced and trans ferred through our bodies. Bones, which are stable and compressiveresistant structures, do a brilliant job of countering the force of gravity. They are tethered together by tensile-resistant components call ligaments and controlled by tendons and muscles. Combined, these two com mobility and stability as long as they are held in balance. Our bodies are ever-changing. Tissues remodel with growth and healing. They also adapt to the forces placed upon them, even if these forces become imbalanced. Over time, muscles, ligaments and tendons begin to yield to gravity. Some shorten. and necks tend to curve as the head moves forward. The results of these imbalances are not good and produce pressure on discs, nerves and joints. The longer these are to reverse. Surgery is sometimes an option to correct the affects of poor posture. More times than not, postural problems can be treated conservatively with physical therapy, which is what I did. My program included hands-on treatment to loosen up the muscles, stretch those that had grown short, and strengthen those that had become weak. Although treatment has helped, the battle against gravity will continue the rest of my life. Ive become more aware of its affects now that Ive anything about the force of gravity, but I can do something about my posture. Gravity may be constant but your pain ing low back pain and neck pain, shoulder pain or headaches, it could be simply a matter of correcting your posture. Physi cal therapists trained to do so can provide you with an analysis and treatment plan. It may be that simple. Rob Stanborough is a physical therapist serving St. Augustine for nearly 10 years. He is president and co-owner of First Coast Rehabilitation, as well as co-author of Myofascial Manipulation: Theory & Application, 3 rd edition by Proed Inc. He the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists and has presented on the topic of soft tissue dysfunction in a variety of venues. Read previous columns Sheriffs Corner This month, I would like to tell you about our Civilian Law Enforcement Academy at week for eleven weeks and for three hours a night. Participants in the Civilian Law Enforcement Academy will gain an insiders perspective on law enforcement and how the criminal justice system works. It is mission, operation, policies and personnel, and we hope it will nurture mutual trust and as Communications, Jail Procedure and tour, Narcotics Operations and Criminal helps get the public involved by making them a part of the law enforcement family. The academy provides a productive outlet for the mutual sharing of information and concerns Upon successful completion of the academy, each graduate will attend a graduation This program has been very successful locally with many participants from all walks of life and from all areas of the county. Because we are limited on class space for the academy, I urge anyone interested in attending the Civilian Law Enforcement Academy fall of this year. I look forward to your participation or input, and please feel free to contact me by e-mail at dshoar@sjso.org anytime. Also, be sure to keep up with the latest from your

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