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A Florida NewsLine Publicationpage 12Puzzles page 11Get To Know . John DeRemer page 3Take 5 Ponte Vedra, Palm Valley, Nocatee and South Ponte Vedra Beachpage 8Ponte Vedra senior juggles two sports and academics PGA TOUR, Inc. cont. on pg. 7APRIL 2018 Volume 5 Issue 4 St. Johns County Economic Development: PGA TOUR, Inc. announces new global home in St. Johns County By Melissa S. Glasgow mail@floridanewsline.comIn January 2018, the PGA TOUR, Inc. formally announced their decision to expand their presence in St. Johns County and build their new global home. is move will consolidate area employees under one roof in Ponte Vedra Beach once construction is complete on the new building in 2020. e building is designed by Londonbased architectural rm Foster + Partners, designer of Apples headquarters among other worldwide projects. With thoughtful intention, the building is a symbolic structure for the organization, as it will be surrounded by a large lake, akin to the iconic Island Green 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass in its own backyard. As the largest corporate headquarters in St. Johns County, the PGA TOUR has grown from a few employees in the late 1970s to the thriving worldwide organization it is today. rf rffntb nfnbfnb ffffnft nn ftnft ftftfbrnfrtbrr nrnfffbnfnffbbr nnnfffb AD DEADLINE APRIL 5thCall 904-886-4919 rfn rtf brf n nPonte Vedra May 8th to 13th, 2018 Ponte Vedra Ponte Vedra Ponte Vedra CHAMPIONSHIPSpectators GuideSpectators Guide Advertise in theChampionship Spectators GuideRelay for Life of Ponte Vedra will once again merge with Relay for Life of North St. Johns County for their 2018 event. e annual fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 12 p.m. 10 p.m., at Bartram Trail High School. Ponte Vedra residents and all surrounding areas are invited to join in on this much anticipated event. Entrance is free and the family orientated day will include ceremonies to honor and remember the courageous and strong loved ones who have faced cancer. Live entertainment, games and a variety of food will be on hand. Founded in 1986, Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staed and coordinated by volunteers in thou-sands of communities and 27 countries across the world. e mission of Relay for Life is to honor cancer survivors of all ages. ese events bring communi-ties together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers and raise donations to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer. rough dona-tions, Relay for Life events have helped thousands with life saving can-cer research studies, crucial patient care Relay for Life of North St. Johns April 14, 12 p.m. 10 p.m. Bartram Trail High School Survivors walk at a previous Relay for Life.Photos courtesy Kim Aslan Festivities from previous Relays for Life. programs and education and preven-tion initiatives. Cancer survivors represent hope and prove that cancer can be defeated. e Relay for Life opening cer-emony to honor cancer survivors will begin at 12 p.m. Directly following the cer-emony, survivors will kick o the relay by walk-ing the rst lap around the track. Emotions will be high as survivors will be cheered on by their supportive loved ones, caregivers, and all relay participants. A survivor luncheon with bingo will begin at 1:30 p.m. Care-givers are welcome to join the survivors for lunch. Luminaria bags will be lite at dusk to honor and remember loved ones who fought cancer so bravely. At least 40 teams with 10 20 people per team are set to participate in the relay, said event lead, Becky Kimball. Relay teams will hold individual fundraisers Connect for a cure at Relay for Life of Ponte VedraBy Angela Higginbotham angela@floridanewsline.comthroughout the day by selling crafts and food. All proceeds will benet the American Cancer Society and our goal is $92,000 this year. Entertainment will include a live performance from the Julington Creek Elementary third fth grade cho-rus, local band Wingeld, Zumba, St. Augustine belly dancers, Pine Forest Elementary School of the Arts, and a talent show. Prior to the event, a talented team is making handmade shawls to keep loved ones warm while going through chemo. Shawls are being made by Mary Crowley. Crowley can be contacted at (904) 982-1427 if you are interested in having a shawl made. A $50 donation is asked in return to benet the Ameri-can Cancer Society. Visit for additional information, to register as a survivor, participant and/or team. Volunteers are desperately needed and students are welcome. Contact the committee at for volunteer information.


Page 2 | Ponte VedraNewsLine April 2018 answers to puzzles on page 12 MYSTERY PHOTO readersOurcustomersYourarePonte Vedra NewsLine(Market: 32081, 32082)Reach thousands of customers! Florida NewsLine 12443 San Jose Blvd., STE. 403 Jacksonville, FL 32223 (904) 886-4919 www.FloridaNewsLine.comPonte Vedra NewsLine Community Newspaper is a free monthly publication distributed via bulk mail to all addresses in Zip Codes 32259 and selected routes in 32092 and 32095. Submission of articles and photographs are received by mail or email, although email to is preferred. The writers opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Florida NewsLine. Advertising Rates are available by request. Florida NewsLine is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers Nor does Florida NewsLine endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. Florida NewsLine reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2018.Editor Martie Thompson Editor@FloridaNewsLine.comCreative Director Julie Gerona Graphics@FloridaNewsLine.comReporter Angela Higginbotham Angela@FloridaNewsLine.comBookkeeper Emily Whitehead Accounting@FloridaNewsLine.comSocial Media Come visit us today at the Pet Center! 130 N. Stratton Rd. St. Augustine, FL 32095 (904) 209-6190 ? ? ? ?Advertising Sales Linda Gay Linda@FloridaNewsLine.comHeather Seay Heather@FloridaNewsLine.comNicole Maples Can you guess where this is? Submit your answer to months Mystery Photo was the bell tower at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Our winner was Chris Saliba. We want YOUR AD in the next issue ofLet us help you grow your business!May deadline is April 16th.Ask about our new client discounts and our complimentary ad design!Call Nicole (904) 886-4919Ponte VedraNewsLine AnswersPuzzles to our For advertising call Nicole: (904) 886-4919 Ponte VedraNewsLine Lincoln is a three-year-old male cat who was brought in by his owners. He is a friendly boy who enjoys spending time with people and being a lazy lap cat. Rex is an eight-year-old male dog who was brought in by his owners. He is a friendly and loving dog who is looking for a new home. Meet Lincoln! Meet Rex! Table of Contents 9 Enhanced Section AprilPage SUMMER CAMP GUIDE 4 Around Town 5 The Sheri Reports 5 Q & A with Kelly Barrera 6 Your Vote Counts 7 Market Insight 10 This n That 12 Saltwater Fishing 13 Marketplace


April 2018 Ponte VedraNewsLine | Page 3 take NewsLine Photo courtesy MetroCreative Travel Leaders of Jacksonville 2 Fairfield Blvd, Suite 3 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904 -642 -6909 | TLJAX.COM (Next to Starbucks and Sharky s in Ponte Vedra) DISCOVER CUBAN HERITAGE PACT hosts Town Hall meeting on local opioid crisise Opioid Crisis Strikes St. Johns County, moderated by Action News Jax co-anchor John Bachman, will be the topic of a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, April 11 from 7 p.m. 8:15 p.m. at the St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 Sebas-tian View. PACT Prevention, with broadcast coverage by Action News Jax, will present a panel of local community leaders who will share their perspec-tive and insight on how this crisis is aecting all segments of our population from babies who are born addicted, our youth, young adults and even many senior citizens who are becoming ad-dicted to opioids. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. Questions can be submitted before the event by email using the subject line, Town Hall Meeting Questions, to LynnePACT@ or can be raised during the question and answer segment of the program. Sponsorship opportunities for the event are still available. Contact Lynnette Horwath, Prevention Pro-gram Coordinator, at LynnePACT@ for more information.Beth El-The Beaches Synagogue announces golf tournamente annual Beth El-e Beaches Syna-gogue Golf Tournament will be held Monday, April 2 at Palencia Country Club. Participants may play in the tournament with their chosen team or may be paired with other players in the four-person scramble format, which begins with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. e cost is $200 per player, which includes range fee, green fee, cart fee, one mul-ligan, breakfast, grill lunch, prizes and complimentary Bloody Mary, beer and wine. Funds raised will benet the Beth El Education Fund. Visit for more information.RSVP sponsors training opportunitiesRSVP of St. Johns County is collabo-rating with ElderSource Institute to bring unique training opportunities to the community. ese trainings are free, but registration is limited. Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention will be oered Wednesday, April 11 from 10 a.m. :30 a.m. and Age Sensi-tivity will be oered Tuesday, May 8 from 10 a.m. :30 a.m. Register by visiting www.eldersourceinstitute. org/calendar/ and choose from any of the privately sponsored trainings. To access training registration, enter code RSVP. All training will be held at the Fullerwood Auditorium, 10 Hildreth Drive in St. Augustine. Contact Cheryl Freeman at (904) 547-3952 or Cheryl. for more information.Early registration for kindergarten announcede St. Johns County School District will hold early registration for children entering kindergarten for the 2018 2019 school year on Wednesday, April 4 from 1 p.m. 5 p.m. and Wednesday, April 11 from 1 p.m. 5 p.m. To be eligible for public kindergarten in the St. Johns County School District, children must be ve years old on or before Sept. 1 and must reside in St. Johns County. Parents must register children at the school where they are zoned for the 2018 2019 school year. To nd your school, enter your street address on the Attendance Zone Locator at www. Students zoned for the new K 8 School KK will need to register at Allen D. Nease High School, located at 1055 Ray Road. Visit student/enrollment/ or contact the Student Services Department at 5477598 for more information. First Coast Opera to host musical luncheonSpanish classical guitarists James Kalal and Sylvia will perform at the Friends of First Coast Operas musi-cal luncheon to be held Tuesday, April 17 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Marsh Creek Country Club. e luncheon will also feature a silent auction and a rae ticket is included with each lun-cheon purchased at $35. Entree choices are chicken picatta or meat loaf (like Grandma used to make). Send check and choice of entre to Friends of First Coast Opera, 138 Herons Nest Lane, St. Augustine 32080. Call (904) 4613561 for more information.


Page 4 | Ponte VedraNewsLine April 2018 S S M T W T F 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 around town Apr. Surgical And Medical Services Offered Include: Cataract Glaucoma Double Vision Peripheral Vision Defects Optic Nerve Disease Diabetic Eye Exam Comprehensive Eye Exam (904) 374-6890 Accepting new patients!Quality Eye Care 13241 Bartram Park Blvd. Suite 1501-1505 Jacksonville, FL 32258 Most insurance plans accepted. Call us today for your appointment.University of Florida Assistant Professor, Hazem Samy, MD, FRCS. Providing excellent care to patients in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas, Dr. Samys unique 25+ Years Experience in Ophthalmology April 2Current Events Discussion Group 10 a.m. (repeating event on Mondays) Donovans Irish Pub, US Highway 1 adsilby@yahoo.comApril 3Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Ponte Vedra Chapter meeting 10:45 a.m. 1 p.m. Parents with Hope (support for parents who have lost a child) 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Ponte Vedra Valley, 4750 Palm Valley Road 3 May 8Northeast Florida AHEC Quit Smoking Now class Tuesdays, 11 a.m. 12 p.m. Flagler Hospital Wellness Center Free; call (904) 482-0189 to registerApril 5U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7 7:30 p.m. St. Augustine Yacht Club near the St. Augustine Lighthouse (904) 460-0243 Palencia Bridge Club plays Party Bridge 11 a.m. 3 p.m. (repeating event on Thursdays) Donovans Irish Pub, 7440 US Highway 1 Diane Tamplin, (904) 808-7326April 6GTM Research Reserve new volunteer orientation 10 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Environmental Education Center, 505 Guana River Road (904) 823-4500April 9Caregiver support meeting 12 p.m. 1 p.m. (repeating event on Mondays) Ponte Vedra Memory Care Center, 1048 A1A N. (904) 297-0061 Beaches Toastmasters Club 7 p.m. 8:30 p.m. (Repeating event on Mondays) Baptist Hospital Beaches, Wilson Epstein Building Ponte Vedra Beach Municipal Service District Meeting 6 p.m. 9 p.m. Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library www.pvmsd.orgApril 10Friends of the GTM Reserve Board Meeting 5 p.m. 6 p.m. GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center (904) 823-4500. Lilies of the Valley widow support group 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Ponte Vedra Valley, 4750 Palm Valley Road 11Town Hall Meeting: The Opioid Crisis strikes St. Johns County 7 p.m. (Refreshments at 6:30 p.m.) County Administration Building, 500 Sebastian Way Presented by PACT Prevention Coalition of St. Johns County; Toastmasters Club #5199 Ponte Vedra Beach 7:30 a.m. (repeating event on Wednesdays) Players Community Senior Center, 175 Landrum Lane April 12Shorebird Walk at Matanzas Inlet with St. Johns County Audubon Society 9 a.m. 11 a.m. Matanzas Inlet West Parking Lot, 8655 A1A S., St Augustine www.stjohnsaudubon.comApril 13Food Truck Friday 6 p.m. 9 p.m. Nocatees Splash WaterparkApril 14Ancient City Coin Club Spring Coin and Currency Show 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, 5050 Inman Road or (908) 892-6169 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7: About Boating Safely course 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. NE FL Regional Airport Conference Center, 4730 Casa Cola Way http://abs.mysafeboating.comApril 16Ponte Vedra Beach Library Book Talk Cafe: Je Klinkenberg 6:30 p.m. 7:45 p.m. Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library (904) 827-6950 April 17St. Johns CARES meeting 7 p.m. Bartram Academy, 164 Everest Lane, Ste. 1 Newcomers of North St. Johns luncheon and show 11 a.m. Alhambra Theatre and Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd. RSVP by April 10, sjaird@comcast.netApril 21Ancient City Chapter of Florida Writers Association meeting featuring Elizabeth Sinclair: Point of View 10 a.m. Main Library, 1960 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd., St. Augustine Open to the public; Nocatee Farmers Market: Car Show 10 a.m. 1 p.m. Town Center Field, Nocatee Duck Race Making a Splash for Autism 9:30 a.m. gate opens/race at 10:30 a.m. Adventure Landing, 1944 Beach Blvd. https://jaxduckrace.orgApril 22Full Circle Festival (formerly Keepers of the Coast Sea Turtle Festival) 12 p.m. 6 p.m. Eddie Vickers Park, 399 Riberia St., St. Augustine www.keepersofthecoast.orgApril 26National Association of Railway Business Women (NARBW) meeting 6 p.m. Location TBD RSVP: (904) 945-0943 or Adult Coloring Club 1 p.m. 4 p.m. Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library (904) 827-6950save the date!April 27 June 2 Candace Knapp and Ron Vellucci exhibition The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach May 4 St. Augustines Romanza Festivale of the Arts All day May 8 13 THE PLAYERS Championship TPC Sawgrass May 12 HAWKEs Dine on the Wild Side 5 p.m. 9 p.m. St. Augustine Alligator Farm Tickets available April 15; May 12 Waves of Gray 5K Brain Cancer Awareness Walk 8 a.m. May 24 27 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Have an event coming up? Email us at


April 2018 Ponte VedraNewsLine | Page 5 with Kelly Barrera, St. Johns County School Board Member, District 4 Q A St. Johns County Local Government ( Sheris Oice: Sheri David B. Shoar,, (904) 824-8304 Ponte Vedra Field Oice: (904) 209-2215 Property Appraiser: Eddie Creamer,; (904) 827-5500 Supervisor of Elections: Vicky Oakes,, (904) 823-2238 Tax Collector: Dennis Hollingworth,, (904) 209-2250 Clerk of Court: Hunter S. Conrad, (904) 819-3600 St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners District 1: Jimmy Johns,, (904) 209-0301 District 2: Jeb Smith,, (904) 209-0302 District 3: Paul Waldron,, (904) 209-0303 District 4: Jay Morris,, (904) 209-0304 District 5: Henry Dean,, (904) 209-0305 St. Johns County School Board ( District 4: Kelly Barrera,, (904) 547-7510 State of Florida Elected Oicials State House District 17: Representative Cyndi Stevenson,, (904) 823-2300 State Senate District 7: Senator Travis Hutson, (386) 446-7610 Federal Elected Oicials U.S. Congress District 4: Representative John Rutherford, (202) 225-2501 U.S. Senate: Senator Bill Nelson, (202) 224-5274 Senator Marco Rubio, (202) 224-3041FYI Contact Numbers @ www.FloridaNewsLine.comCall Nicole: (904) 886-4919Ponte VedraNewsLineReach thousands of customers! ADVERTISE!in State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, State Farm Indemnity Company, Bloomington, IL State Farm County Mutual Insurance Company of Texas, Dallas, TX State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, State Farm General Insurance Company, Bloomington, IL State Farm Florida Insurance Company, Winter Haven, FL State Farm Lloyds, Richardson, TX 1601976Some things in life just go together. Like home and auto insurance from State Farm. And you with a good neighbor to help life go right. Save time and money. CALL ME TODAY.Home & Auto go together. Like you & a good neighbor. Don Haneline, Agent 196 Everest Lane Suite 3 Saint Johns, FL 32259 Bus: 904-615-1415 Mon Fri: 9 AM 5 PM Sat: 9 AM 12 PM After Hours by Appointment Located in the Promenade at Bartram Springs, Race Track Rd. & Bartram Springs Pkwy. The Sheri ReportsBy St. Johns County Sheri David B. ShoarHere is an example of an advertisement placed on a popular e-commerce classied site: For Sale: 2005 Denali Yukon. Excellent condition. 46,000 miles. Must sacrice as I am being deployed to Afghanistan next month. Will deliver anywhere in Southeast United States. is used car ad is most likely fraudulent and could result in someone being scammed for a lot of money. is month I would like to share with you some tips for safely using e-commerce sites or for that matter, any online classied buy and sell social network. E-Commerce sites are a great resource for selling things, nding apartments, locating services and meeting people. Most of the time transactions go smoothly and both seller and buyer are satised with the experience. One e-commerce site advises that any business dealings be done with people locally. Trust your instincts and if the oer appears too good to be true, it probably is and be leery. If you have something for sale and someone emails or calls oering more than you are asking be skeptical and careful. is is usually the rst step in getting some of your cash. In this scenario you may be asked to put some money in a phony escrow account supposedly to insure a safe transaction for both parties. Even being asked to make a deposit in legitimate escrow service such as BidPay, Squaretrade or PayPal should raise a red ag to proceed with caution. In all ecommerce transactions I would like to add let the buyer be smart to the old adage of let the buyer beware E-Commerce scams frequently involve rental property. If you are seeking a home to rent, do not send deposit money or rst and last month rent before you conrm the property is actually a legitimate rental. e FBI has posted a warning about such a scam operated from Nigeria. e response to a wanted to rent ad will say they have a home available in your community because they are missionaries and have accepted an assignment from their church in Nigeria. ey will email you pictures of the home then tell you they will give you the address after you send a Western Union money order for the deposit. ese sites are also popular for personal ads. If you post such an ad never reveal contact information. Many sites will allow you to set up an email response box that will be forwarded to your undisclosed email address. When meeting someone in response to a posting, always make it in a very public place. Always tell a friend or family member where you are going and when you plan to return. Even after you have met the individual and start to feel comfortable dont let your guard down too soon. If during the rst meeting the other person suggests to go to some place quieter say no and use your best intuition as to whether you want to continue the meeting and conversation. If you have suggestions for future topics or any issue related to law enforcement and public safety in St. Johns County, contact me at Q: Can you give us an update on School KK?A: We named the school at our School Board meeting on March 13: Palm Val-ley Academy. Names had been narrowed from a list submitted by the community stakeholders to the top two, and Palm Valley Academy was chosen. Principal Jessica Richardson is working with community stakeholders and they have decided that the schools colors will be indigo (after the indigo plants in the area) and white. e schools mascot is yet to be decided.Q: School safety is an important issue. Can you share with us what steps the St. Johns County School District is taking?A: I have been attending a lot of SAC meetings at our local schools and listen-ing to whats on everyones mind. I think it makes people feel better to know that the school district is proactive in this case and there are already a lot of safety protocols in place. For instance, a lot of people might not know that each school has a monthly meeting of its safety team, which includes the principal and usually another administrator, the maintenance coordinator and a teacher, to look at ways to reduce risk at their school. Q: Does the school district partner with the Sheris Oice?A: Yes. e SJSO comes to each school approximately annually to meet with the schools safety team to do a security as-sessment. Among other things, they walk the perimeter of the school and survey and assess risk. If the school district receives information about any threat, SJSO investigates, up to and including visiting a students home. All concerns are addressed immediately.Q: What about drills at each school?A: Our emergency operations procedures include active shooter drills in addition to re drills and these are taking place at all of our schools. In January, all princi-pals and vice principals participated in an active shooter drill training and there is another one planned in March in conjunction with SJSO. Q: What can parents and students do if they have ideas or information?A: Parents are encouraged to work with their schools SAC on their School Improvement Plan for input on school safety issues. Also, Superintendent Tim Forson recently hosted three student rep-resentatives from each high school across the district to get their thoughts on what would make them feel safe at school. We are focusing on what we can do now, what we can implement, and what ideas need to be researched. Q: Is there any additional funding being dedicated to school safety or new plans being implemented?A: Part of the half cent sales tax went to school safety in the form of the 800 megahertz radios, which allow us to directly communicate with law enforce-ment. Now in the second year of the sales tax, there is more than $1 million dedicated to school safety and security items like security doors, updated monitoring systems and fencing for schools who lack these items as well as GPS technology for buses. Another thing that will be rolled out soon is in Gover-nor Scotts safety plan for schools. ere is going to be an anonymous tip line with a mobile app component.Q: The other piece of school safety is widely believed to be more emphasis on mental health help. What can you tell us about the districts eorts in this regard?A: e district is part of a mental health consortium that includes counselors from Motivational Coaches of America. We also have eight social workers and 14 school psychologists in the district. Student services has expanded to meet needs. Our mobile crisis unit will re-spond to any mental health or physical concerns. Q: How can our readers contact you?A: ey can email me at kelly.barrera@ or call me at (904) 547-7510.E-Commerce Awareness


Page 6 | Ponte VedraNewsLine April 2018 Before After 1 Treatment Turf and Ornamental Fertilization and Pest Control Reduces Harmful Runoff and Groundwater Contamination Beautiful Results No Contract / Competitive Pricing Less Toxins Safer for Kids and Pets Palm Fertilization Program Fire Ant Prevention Non-Toxic Weed Control Old Fashioned Family Fun E x p l o r e f o r T r e a s u r e s E n j o y F u n F o o d s S A I N T A U G U S T I N E LOTS OF OUTSIDE VENDORS O P E N S A T & S U N 9 A M P h 9 0 4 8 2 4 4 2 1 0 500 BOOTHS UNDER ROOF Located 5 miles South of the Outlet Malls on I 95 at Exit 311 Home 1st Lending We are starting a new feature in Ponte Vedra NewsLine. If you are puzzled about some-thing going on in Ponte Vedra or Nocatee, or wondering about whatever happened on a topic from a previous issue, email your question to us at by the fth of the month and we will do our best to track down the information for you. While we will do our best to answer all the questions we receive, we may not be able to answer all questions received each month. Also, due to publication scheduling, the time it takes to research answers may vary. So, let us hear from you. What questions would you like answered to satisfy your curiosity? Inquiring Mindswant to know!By Martie Thompson ?? Q: What is the latest on the temporary closing of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for maintenance issues? A: According to branch manager Amy Ring, the proposed project will encom-pass replacing all the re sprinkler pipes in the nearly 25,000 square foot library. Patrons, volunteers and sta will not be allowed in the building while the work is being done for safety reasons. St. Johns County is still processing the contract and so at this point there is no timeline nor estimated start date. We realize that our branch plays a signicant role in our community and we are working to ensure this project Your Vote CountsElections ahead By St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections Vicky OakesAs your Supervisor of Elections, security and the sanctity of a persons vote is my utmost priority. I take the threats of inter-ference into our elections very seriously, so here is what I want you to know. Our voting system is a closed system, not connected to the internet. A separate communications server utilizes a private network to report results from the pre-cincts election night. My greatest comfort is the fact that voters in Florida vote on paper ballots. Paper ballots are retained for 22 months and can be re-tabulated if there is ever a question about results. Election results are veried with a manual audit conducted after each election. A randomly selected race and precinct are hand-counted to verify the total matches the tabulated results. In order to address security issues, actions taken by my oce recently include hiring a new IT sta member specializing in security, training sta to be alert to emails, links, phishing, etc., and upgrading all computer equipment including servers and rewalls. Additional layers of security have been added to our networks. Security risk assessments are performed regularly on our systems and preventative actions are made as needed. Security cameras are being installed on the oce and ware-house exteriors. New equipment has been purchased and we are taking steps to have all systems monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Now that elections have been designated as critical infrastructure by the Depart-ment of Homeland Security, there are a number of resources, support and infor-mation we now have available to us. A great partnership has developed between federal, state and local elections ocials. Communications between our agencies is constantly improving so we receive im-mediate alerts when threats are detected. Gov. Scott also takes these threats very seriously and has requested $2.8 million in this years budget specic to cybersecu-rity. is will allow support sta for the Department of State to be hired and grant money which will come to each county in Florida to purchase the needed equipment to secure all elections oces networks and around the clock monitoring for all systems. Elections are conducted on a local level in all 67 counties in Florida. Safeguards are established in law. Elections oce sta and poll workers belong to dier-ent political parties and have diverse backgrounds. It would be impossible to engineer this complex system to benet a specic candidate or party. Sadly, there is an unwarranted sense of fear among some of our citizens, and that is as dangerous to our democracy as a compromised election. Everything is in place to give our community condence in our election process. I promise you because I experience it rst hand our elections are safe and secure. Photo courtesy John Wilder.Judge Charles Tinlin and local attorney, Ron Brown, members of the Canvassing Board for the November 2016 election, during the public logic and accuracy test in preparation for the November election. is completed at a high level of quality as eciently as possible, said Ring. Q: Does the St. Johns County School District intend to open up the tennis courts, track and outdoor basketball courts at Ponte Vedra High School, Pedro Menendez High School, Bartram Trail High School, and Creekside High School to the public as happened last summer? A: According to Christina Langston at the St. Johns County School District, the school district does not currently have plans for summer high school facility use, but they are in discussion about it. Facil-ity use worked out well last year, Langs-ton said. We will keep the public posted. e community enjoyed beautiful weather at Nocatees Farmers Market: Pirate Invasion on Saturday, Feb. 17. Attendees enjoyed interacting with the pirates from the Fernandina Pirates Club, a pirate school for the kids, other family friendly activities, drinks from the bar, and shopping from more than 70 local vendors. Open to the public, Nocatee Farmers Markets are held the third Saturday of each month at the Swim Club Green at Splash Waterpark.Pirates invade Nocatee Farmers Market Photo courtesy Nocatee Your local Ponte Vedra connection www.FloridaMortgage1.comJanet McMillin 239-980-2111 Your local Ponte Vedra connection Janet McMillin Must qualify. Program may not be available at time of application. For up to 90% (10% down). Licensed by O ce of Financial Regulation MLD #181 Home1st Lending, LLC #1418 315 E. 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April 2018 Ponte VedraNewsLine | Page 7 e decision to expand the TOURs presence locally came after a signicant amount of planning took place within a relatively short period to bring this project to fruition. In March 2017, the PGA TOUR, under the code name Project Boilermaker, submitted an application for economic development incentives as they evaluated options, both within St. Johns County and externally, for their new corporate headquarters operation. e County Commission unanimously supported that request in April as the rst step in the process. In late May, the TOUR submitted applications to modify their Development of Regional Impact (DRI) and Planned Unit Development (PUD), which the Commission unanimously approved in October. ese actions paved the way for the TOUR to invest $86 million and create 300 new high-wage jobs, while maintaining their existing 800 employees. Without these approvals, the TOUR would be unable to relocate their headquarters at the proposed location, and could have looked elsewhere to accomplish this goal. Somewhat overlooked are the other benets associated with this innovative public-private project. Enhancements will vastly improve vital infrastructure by replacing an antiquated county facility and upgrading a public safety control tower to withstand Category 5 hurricane winds at no cost to the county. Additionally, these actions will enable relocation of the Ponte Vedra Tax Collector Annex to newer leased oces, improving the resident customer experience and reducing future facility operational costs. Accomplishing this public-private partnership also generates $28 million in tax revenue, reduces county long-term maintenance costs, and retains 800 high-wage TOUR employees, all providing extraordinary long-term benets and a win-win for the TOUR and St. Johns County. Keeping the TOUR headquarters will also help St. Johns County generate continued worldwide exposure. e media attention derived from their presence, and from THE PLAYERS Championship held each year, provides such a great showcase for the county. e project announcement alone generated 108 media stories in less than two weeks, with coverage in national publications like Architectural Digest and Golf Week, along with many other outlets. at exposure denitely helps benet economic development, and we sincerely thank the PGA TOUR for their continued investment in our community. Melissa S. Glasgow serves as the Director of Economic Development for St. Johns County. Glasgow coordinates overall economic development eorts in St. Johns County and works closely with other partners to attract new businesses to the county, as well as support existing businesses.PGA TOUR, Inc. cont. from pg. 1 By Scott Grant ScottGrant@StJohnsBusinessMonthly.comMarket Insighte Second Amendment is in the news a lot today. Questions abound. One man, more than any other, is responsible for the amendment and he is probably the most fearsome American tough guy many of you have never heard of. From the signing of the Declaration in 1776 to the Treaty of Paris in 1783 that ocially ended the war (and ceded Florida back to Spain in the process) the colonies won only four battles. Morgan and his backwoods rieman won two of them. Morgan rst comes to prominence dur-ing the battle of Saratoga in New York. His regiment of over the mountain men armed with their Kentucky long ries harassed the British and Hessians for two days. Unlike their opponents, Morgans men aimed their weapons and they aimed them at ocers. Time and time again, the British under Simon Fraser charged the American position and each time they were driven back by a withering re. Finally, Morgan ordered some of his men to climb a tree and shoot Fraser. A man named Timothy Murphy is given credit for ring the fatal shot at a distance of 400 yards. After the battle, Morgan, who had once been sentenced to 500 lashes for striking a British ocer during the French and Indian War, became dissatised and left the Army. Five hundred lashes was a sentence that would have killed most lesser men. Morgan himself boasted that he had counted, and he only got 499. e British, he said, still owed him a lick. Morgan rejoined the Army after the disastrous American defeat at Cam-den, South Carolina, setting up what is generally regarded as the most brilliant battle ever fought on American soil. In January of 1781 at a place called Cowpens in South Carolina, Mor-gan and his men stood up against the infamous British Legion commanded by Banastre Tarleton. We called him Bloody Ban and Tarleton was well known for the devastation he caused all over the colonies, but particularly in the South. Some say that the term boogey-man is a corruption of Bloody Ban. Tarleton led his men forward, intent on running over the upstart Colonials. Morgan put his sharpshooters in the front line. ey competed in two groups to shoot the most ocers and win a promised barrel of whiskey. e second line of militia red two volleys and then withdrew only to form up on the British anks. e third line, Morgans precious Continentals then advanced on Tar-letons disorganized Legion with bayo-nets. William Washington, the future Presidents nephew, led a Cavalry charge. e British broke and ed; 86 percent of the Legion was either killed or captured. Many embraced the idea that we had beaten the British because of units like Morgans Riemen. American marks-manship, they argued, had won our in-dependence and must not be infringed. So, what does all this have to do with the stock market? Everything! Our country and its stock market are inexo-rably intertwined. When America is great, the stock market is great. Scott A. Grant is President of Standfast Asset Management in Ponte Vedra Beach. He welcomes your comments or questions at right to bear arms Ponte Vedra NewsLine is your Community Newspaper!We need YOU to keep us informed about interesting community events.Send it in! Were not just your newspaper, were your neighbors!


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To prepare for his schedule, Sum-mers gets pumped up with music and envisions himself achieving his goals. He uses this same technique during games. He says, I have a job to do, just like the 10 other guys on the eld with me. During the game I collect myself and Ponte Vedra senior juggles two sports and academics By Jesse Hagy mail@floridanewsline.comPhoto courtesy Zach Summers Zach Summers Five things about Zach SummersFavorite ClassPhysicsFavorite HobbyWritingFavorite Football TeamChicago BearsFavorite CollegeCharleston Southern, where hell play footballCareer PathUndecided e new PTO board members met in early March: Stacy Bingham (Corresponding Secretary); Kim McGowan (Co-VP Upper School); Stephanie DeVincentis (Co-VP Upper School); Emily Morgalis (Co-VP Lower School); Matthew Underwood (CoPresident); Jill DAmato (Co-President); Meredith Atkins (Co-VP Lower School); Jillian Schmidli (Co-Treasurer); Purvi Sanghvi (Co-Treasurer); and Pauline Sevigny (Recording Secretary, not pictured). School KK is scheduled to open for grades K 6 at 2135 Palm Valley Road. Students, who were rezoned, but are going into grades seven and eight will continue to attend their current school. Upcoming dates for Kindergarten registration for the 2018-2019 school year are April 4 and April 11 from 1 p.m. 5 p.m. at Nease High School.New K-8 school KK PTO selects board members Photo courtesy Katrine Strickland Jessie Miller received a visit from Floridas First Lady Ann Scott and the First Lady oered Jessie congratulations on earning her 2nd degree black belt in ATA Songahm Taekwondo Karate. Miller and the First Lady met in 2016 when a karate competition was held in Tallahassee and that event eventually earned Miller a triple crown Florida state championship and a seven-district title. is year she ranks in the worlds top 10 of 2nd and 3rd degree black belt competitors who are age 10. Miller trains at the Karate America Do-Jang located in Ponte Vedra Beach and owned by Grand Master Clark, operated by Master Daniel Gimenez, World Champion Amber Smith and black belt instructor Justin Escarra. 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Page 10 | Ponte VedraNewsLine April 2018 This n ThatBy Mims Cushing Celebrate National Days But skip the greeting cards rfntbnf t nrnbtbttt fb brfnt bSaveon your next garage or closet projectMust mention ad. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 4/30/18. Call for a FREE in home consultation with our ttnf Thank You Jacksonville for voting us the best Home Organizer for two years in a row! Fifteen young swimmers aged nine 14, representing Planet Swim in Ponte Vedra Beach, recently competed in the Florida Age Group Swimming (FLAGS) Spring Championship in Orlando. ese local student-athletes outperformed expectations, bringing home three Top 3 nishes including the teams rst ever State Champion: Mary Agnes Smith who placed rst in the 50yd buttery and second in the 100-yd buttery. Ann Wohlgemuth placed third in the 50-yd backstroke. Just last year, only ve swimmers from Planet Swim had qualifying times to compete at the FLAGS Spring Championship. is year, the team brought home a total of seven Top 8 nishes and eight Top 16 nishes. is team is ranked 20th in the state of Florida and third in Northeast Florida. With 14 girls making up the championship team, Planet Swim ranks 14th in the state for female swimmers, a signicant accomplishment considering the larger size of many other teams. ese rising swimming stars attend PVPV/Rawlings Elementary, Ocean Palms Elementary, Landrum Middle, Fletcher High, Beaches Chapel, Bolles and Palmer Catholic Academy schools. ey maintain a vigorous training schedule around their school hours. During FLAGS, our team accom-plished many goals that we have been dreaming about for the past nine years, said Gus Chagas, director of the swim team at Planet Swim. Planet Swim was once a swim school of only 40 swim-mers, but has now become a program of more than 400 swimmers between the swim school and the swim team programs. We could not be prouder of what our swimmers have accomplished thus far. Next up for Planet Swim is the Area 1 and 4 Championships at Bolles and Florida Sectionals in Plantation for qualifying team members.Ponte Vedra swimmers finish strong at spring championship meetBy NewsLine Sta mail@floridanewsline.comPhotos courtesy Planet Swim Ann Wohlgemuth in action at FLAGS. Mary Agnes Smith swimming for her Gold. Ann Wohlgemuth, Emily Pritchard, Natalie Padgett and Sydney Straub with coach Junior, minutes before their relay. Its almost April and I dont think theres a single reason for us to regale our friends with greeting cards. Oh, that doesnt mean there arent reasons to celebrate. Years ago I sent away for e 2015 National Day Calendar and its been lying fallow in my bottom desk drawer since then. e calendar shows remarkable things you can celebrate, day by day, year after year. For instance, did you know theres a Chocolate Covered Cashews Day? Its on April 21. And every year, on April 29, there is Zipper Day. Now how does a man or woman celebrate that? April 3 is National Find a Rainbow Day. Dont do another thing until you nd one. And those are just some of the national days listed. e rst week in April has 30 things you can celebrate. Plenty of holi-days are celebrated with a greeting card. But National Day events dont require a trip to the card store. Heres a heads up for you to start plan-ning for National Days in October. Im giving you a full six months to prepare. e rst of October is Homemade Cookies Day, so get baking. Its Fried Scallops day on the second. Oh yum. Sugar followed by fat. Its also National Name Your Car Day on the second. I think Ill name my car Bartholomew, which I wanted to name my son. Techies Day is the third, but I celebrate any day my techie can wrestle my com-puter into submission. Now, the fourth of October is Taco, Vodka, and Golf Day. What a delightful combination! e fth is Do Something Nice Day. Only one day out of the whole year is a day we should do something nice? e next day you can smile for being good and treat yourself on National Fluernutter Day, so break out the peanut butter and marshmallows. Can you believe there is a National Moldy Cheese Day, the fol-lowing day? Are we supposed to eat it or throw it out? e 10th is Costume Swap Day, fol-lowed by Clergy Appreciation Day, then Kick Butt Day. On the 14th we celebrate Be Bald and Be Free Day. I cant wait for Grouch Day on the 15th. Only one measly day to be grouchy? Its shared with I Love Lucy Day. Its Medical Assistants Recognition Day on the 21st. Bring him or her some Pumpkin Cheesecake to celebrate that national holiday, also on the 21st, along with Reptile Awareness Day. Phew. Busy day. Celebrate Greasy Food Day on the 25th, which is also Mother-in-Law Day. Its Navy Day on the 27th, along with American Beer Day. e National Days list is endlessin a year there are 1,500 National Days. And by the way, heres a little secret I want to share: if you dislike spending $3, $4, or $5 on a greeting card, Trader Joes has the most beautiful cards for only 99 cents. Who doesnt love a bargain? Maybe theres a National Bargain Day. Mims (Marguerite) Cushing came to Florida from Connecticut in 1991. She has been a professional writer for more than 35 years, writing features for her hometown paper in Stamford and also for a dozen local and national magazines. Her books won awards with the Florida Writers Asso-ciation and her childrens book was honored by Kiwanis of Tampa. She has enjoyed teaching creative writing to children and adults. An avid reader, Cushing enjoys be-ing the librarian of the Players Club Senior Center and singing with Singers by the Sea.


April 2018 Ponte VedraNewsLine | Page 11 Get to Know . Lifetravel pantry raiders gardening By Ken Gillespie mail@floridanewsline.comJohn DeRemerGet to Know . .Interested in being featured? Email Martie Thompson at By Mims Cushing Photo courtesy John DeRemerJohn DeRemer DMIAF Upholstery Line rf ntbft $25 OFFb rfntbfnnb bbb heartworm test with purchase of 1 year supply of heartworm prevention. You can easily spot John DeRemer at Nocatees monthly Farmers Market. Hes the guy manning the Jaguars display tent, decked out in ocial teal and black gear. A natural born promotor, DeRemer is a member of Jaguars Champion Club, a select group of more than 150 season ticket holders who boost our home team in their own Jacksonville communi-ties. Next time you visit this great outdoor market, stop by the Jags tent and youll be sure to get a feel for his enthusiasm. DeRemer and his wife Debbie have called Nocatee home since 2008, residing in the Del Webb develop-ment. Self described as a small town boy, he grew up in Glen Gardner, N.J., population 1,000 at a time when he became the towns rst ever Eagle Scout. e areas rural character encouraged DeRemer to love the ac-tive outdoors. Along lifes way hes notched a few notable achievements: certifying as a scuba dive instructor (wife Deb-bie also is a certied diver); teaching the martial arts; serving 12 years as a volunteer EMT; managing the largest big truck dealership on the East Coast; and becoming a fervent student of World War II history. At present, DeRemer is employed as a key sales rep for a major re alarm systems company. Q. How did you come to live in Nocatee?Debbie and I decided more than 10 years ago to make a dramatic change in our lives to leave snowy New Jersey and relocate to Florida. We rst settled in the Julington Creek area. Following early news buzz about Nocatees startup, we plunged in. Have never regretted it, loving the great community amenities and making great friendships. Ive been a Del Webb Mens Club member for years and Debbie has served as presi-dent of the Womens Club. We even convinced my mom to leave Jersey and join us. Q. Tell us about your passion for scuba diving.Two highlights come to mind. First, I had the opportunity to explore a Ger-man submarine wrecked o the coast of North Carolina in 1942. It was a surreal experience to descend to 120 feet then maneuver inside the tight tube, silently moving all the way to its control room and conning tower. I still treasure a rub-ber stamp found in debris of what was once U-Boat 352. Another thrill was descending into waters of the Truk Lagoon, the worlds largest graveyard of sunken ships as a re-sult of a U.S. air raid on the prime Japa-nese eets South Pacic naval base in 1944. e raid is said to be the Empires equivalent of Americas Pearl Harbor: 80 ships were destroyed. Diving there has to be on every serious divers bucket list. All told, I have more than 1,500 dives under my belt and Debbie counts more than 400. Its such a life gift that we share this passion.Q. What lies ahead for you?Im thinking, just thinking, about retiring, at least part time. Im a driven person, still loving marketing and sales. I hope to consult in the commercial re alarm systems business in the years ahead. Also, Deb and I like to travel and are spending more time in Jersey where our children live along with many friends from boyhood days. But No-catee remains our anchor. In fact we are selling our present Del Webb house and downsizing; guess where right here in Del Webb. Q. What thought would you like to leave with our readers?Go Jags! Ponte Vedra NewsLine!Our advertisers are your neighbors! Let them know you saw them in... www.FloridaNewsLine.comCall Nicole: (904) 886-4919Ponte VedraNewsLineReach thousands of customers! ADVERTISE!in


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