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A Florida NewsLine Publicationpage 12Puzzles page 9Get To Know . Mike Rolewicz page 2Take 5 Ponte Vedra, Palm Valley, Nocatee and South Ponte Vedra Beach JULY 2018 Volume 5 Issue 7page 5Feathered families on Florida beaches St. Johns County School Directory rfrntbrfntbn St. Johns County School District r f Advertise in our 2018-19Ad deadline July 9thDONT MISS IT! Advancing the Art & Science of 12525 Philips Hwy, Ste. 101, Jacksonville 7855 Argyle Forest Blvd, Ste. 701, Jacksonville 1541 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville 9191 R G Skinner Parkway, Ste. 202, Jacksonville 100 SR 13, Suite A, Saint Johns 1495 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park 200 Southpark Blvd., Ste. 207, St. Augustine 520 A1A North, Ste. 203, Ponte Vedra Beach The Nations Largest Dermatology Practice Beautiful Skin 866-400-DERM (3376) | AdvancedDerm.com ADCS-7.5x2-banner-ad-2017-R2.indd 1 12/6/17 1:00 PM Fourth annual Pet Supply Drive held this monthBy Martie Thompson editor@floridanewsline.com Pet Supply Drive cont. on pg. 9Photo courtesy Martie ThompsonAll ages can donate supplies for pets in need during Florida NewsLines annual Pet Supply Drive, now through July 17. Its summer so that means its time for the fourth annual Florida NewsLine Pet Supply Drive, which will run until July 17. Once again this year, all items collected will be donated to First Coast No More Homeless Pets for its Pet Food Bank, which is staed completely by volunteers and operates out of the First Coast No More Homeless Pets Cassat Hospi-tal. Many local businesses in the St. Johns, Ponte Vedra, Nocatee and Mandarin areas have generously agreed to be collection sites for the Pet Supply Drive. Be sure to see the ad detailing the locations in this issue. ere is sure to be a location Its summertime and hurricane season and on St. Johns Countys 42 miles of beaches, homeowners and beachgoers alike are keeping a wary eye out for tropical activity. e last two hurricane seasons have brought unwel-come visits by hurricanes Matthew and Irma; most would agree that a season without a storm hitting the area would be a relief. According to Nancy Condron, beach resident and volunteer coordinator for the Micklers Landing Turtle Patrol, Hurricane Matthew took out the pri-mary dunes along Ponte Vedra Beach, followed by Hurricane Irma nearly a year later that took out the new sand brought in by residents to renour-ish the beach after Matthew. For years our beach naturally eroded and accreted, Condron said. But for the past ve years, weve seen more erosion than accretion. Condron further explained that the natural cycle that existed in the area ve to eight years ago and earlier would see some storms take sand away from the beach and oth-ers bring sand in. Development, along with a change in the weather cycle, has prevented enough sand from naturally renourishing the beaches. Condron points to nature as the au-thority on how to have healthy beaches. For instance, after Hurricane Matthew, many beachside residents brought in sand to shore up their dunes a good idea, as long as proper sand, compatible with the Department of Environmental Protections requirements for dune res-toration is used. Unfortunately, riverbed sand, dredged from the St. Johns River, was used in some places. Condron said it contained clay clods, rocks and debris and unlike the areas natural, coarse co-quina sand, is easily compacted. is means that dune vegetation, nec-essary to support the dunes, didnt grow well. It also hindered sea turtles ability to build nests, Condron said. Weve had a large number of false crawls and a low number of suc-cessful nests so far this season. On top of that, many homeowners improperly graded the sand used in their dune restoration eorts. Instead of a gentle slope at the bottom of the dune and then a steeper slope at the top, an overall steep slope was sometimes attained, which made the dune act as a wall. Condron said, When waves dissipate on a gently sloping dune, sand is depos-ited on the dune. When a wave slams against a seawall or improperly graded dune, it takes sand away. is ends up lowering and eroding the beach. Condron feels that education is needed in this regard. She said she understands that people will panic at the thought of losing their home and are sometimes swayed by contractors who are just try-ing to make money. But she noted that some seawalls are being built farther out than the 20-foot maximum from the structure it is intended to protect. is is considered a take of the nesting habitat of the sea turtles, which are covered by the federal Endangered Species Act. If we all just follow the rules that protect the sea turtles, we will protect the dunes and also our houses, Condron said. For beachgoers, staying o the dunes, as well as the so-called Conservation Zones, is a must for healthy beach renourishment. e Conservation Zone extends out 15 feet from the dune veg-etation towards the ocean and is where protection is needed so new plants may grow so beachgoers should be careful to not put chairs or tents or walk in this area. Condron said that on her walks with the turtle patrol, she does see some natural improvement to the beach since Hurricane Irma. We are accreting, she said. All of the sand that used to be on our beaches is right o shore and will naturally come back eventually. We now need to have more of the storms come in that bring the sand in rather than take it away. Look to nature for beach renourishment?By Martie Thompson editor@floridanewsline.com Another false turtle crawl, possibly due to the sea wall. When waves strike a seawall, they take sand back out to sea with them, lowering the beach, and washing away the eggs.Photos courtesy Nancy CondronFalse turtle crawl shows the dierence in naturally occurring, coarse coquina beach sand and sand dredged from the riverbed.

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Page 2 | Ponte VedraNewsLine July 2018 takePonte Vedra Democratic Club holds School Supplies Drivee Ponte Vedra Democratic Club, in conjunction with the St. Johns County Democratic Party, will be collecting school supplies throughout the sum-mer for donation to schools within our county that serve children in need. e club will be coordinating with desig-nated schools to determine the best way to distribute the items when school re-sumes in August. Donations of crayons, markers, pencils, notebook paper and childrens books can be brought to any club meeting this summer (or dropped o at the DEC headquarters, 71 South Dixie Highway, Ste. 6, in St. Augus-tine.) Club meetings will be held at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library at 6:30 p.m. on July 11 and Aug. 15. Visit facebook.com/pontevedrademocrats for more information.Vilano boat ramp undergoes improvementParking at the Vilano boat ramp will be intermittently impacted through August due to projects that will con-struct a marine rescue docking facility and repair two oating docks damaged in Hurricane Irma. While a portion of the parking lot will be utilized as a staging area, a majority of the parking will remain open to public use. e boat ramp will also remain open and accessible to the public throughout the project. Boaters and visitors are encour-aged to exercise caution while utilizing the facility during this time. Visit www. sjc.us for periodic updates and call (904) 209-0382 or email tmeyer@sjc. us for additional information.Library hosts Bingo for Buckse Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library announces a returning favorite pro-gram, Bingo for Bucks, will be held on Wednesday, July 18 from 3 p.m. 4 p.m. Bucks may be used to shop for books at Seymours Book Store, right in the library. All adults are welcome to play and make new friends at this fun event. Seymours Bucks are donated by the Friends of the Library. Call (904) 827-6950 for more information.Jacksonville Area Afternoon Golf Tour accepting new memberse Jacksonville Area Afternoon Golf Tour is seeking local amateur golf-ers who would like to play one to two days per week (weekdays and week-ends) around 1 p.m. at the following courses: Amelia River Golf Club, Bent Creek Golf Club, Blue Sky Golf Club, Cimarrone Golf Club, Eagle Harbor Golf Club, Eagle Landing Golf Club, Fernandina Beach Golf Club, Juling-ton Creek Golf Club, King & Bear at WGV, Magnolia Point Golf Club, North Hampton Golf Club, Royal St. Augustine, Saint Augustine Shores, St. Johns Golf & Coun-try Club, Saint Johns Golf Club, Slammer & Squire at WGV, South Hamp-ton Golf Club, and Windsor Parke Golf Club. e tour goes on continuously and year-round, so golfers can join for free anytime. No handicap is necessary and all skill levels are welcome. Play as little or as much as you want; you pay only when you play. Email JaxGolfTour@gmail.com for more information.Beach exploration scheduled with GTM Research ReserveDocents from the GTM Research Reserve host a beach exploration walk on the third Saturday of each month (July 21) from 9 a.m. 11 a.m. at the Guana South Beach location. is is a Beaches 101 experience where attendees will learn about the animals that call the beach their home as well as seashells and other interesting facts. After the walk, visit the GTM Research Reserve Visitor Center (no charge) or enjoy the many miles of trails. Reserve a spot for the beach exploration at www. eventbrite.com/e/beach-explorationtickets-37148568368. Park at the South Beach Parking lot ($3 fee). Photo by MetroCreative Group Personal Training Now Available!Science based and proven program with guaranteed results. Nocatee Town Center (904) 474-8700Anytime Fitness Nocatee Fl Weight Loss/Nutrition Private Restrooms/Showers 24/7 Access App Integrated Cardio Equipment Family Plans Available Personal & Group Training Kids Workout Program rfn trfbfr rrrrn Ask About Our 30-Day ChallengeChallenge Includes: $50 in Training Bucks Fitness Consultation 1 Personal Training Session 8 Group Training Sessions (2x/week) (Unlimited for July ONLY!) Will you complete the challenge and EARN your summer body? Call us today to reserve your spot!(Nocatee Location Only) Expires August 15, 2018 rr ffrnt brrrr Opening Fall 2018! Sawgrass

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July 2018 Ponte VedraNewsLine | Page 3 See pg. 14 for drop o locations & details! Drop offNOW! Pet Food & Supply Drive AnswersPuzzles to our answers to puzzles on page 12 MYSTERY PHOTOFlorida 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 editor@FloridaNewsLine.com 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 SocialMedia@FloridaNewsLine.com 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.com Can you guess where this is? Submit your answer to mail@FloridaNewsLine.com.Last months Mystery Photo was of the Marsh Landing Management Company building on Marsh Landing Boulevard. Our winner was Heather Fouts. Table of Contents Call (904) 886-4919 for rates and information.ITS COMING!Dont miss out!St. Johns County School DirectoryYour ad seen by 50,000+ potential customers! rfrntbrfntbn St. Johns County School District r f Ask about advertising in our 2018-19Ad deadline July 9thAsk about our new client discounts and our complimentary ad design!Call (904) 886-4919Let us help you grow your business!August ad deadline is July 16th. NewsLinePonte VedraADVERTISE in the next issue of Ryan is a two-year-old male cat who was brought to the Pet Center as a stray. As this animal was a stray there may be some traits that are unknown at this time. Ryans adoption is sponsored by the Friends of the Pet Center. Meet Ryan!Sally loves to play ball! Shes a sweet eight-year-old German shepherd mix who was found stray. Shes heartworm positive, so the adoption fee is waived and the Friends of the Pet Center are willing to sponsor up to $250 towards the treatment of the heartworms. Meet Sally!4 Around Town 5 The Sheri Reports 6 Briefs 7 St. Johns Business Monthly 10 Saltwater Fishing 12 St. Johns County School District Monthly Calendar 13 Marketplace 14 Adopt your next pet

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Page 4 | Ponte VedraNewsLine July 2018 celebrate the 4th!World Golf Village: Tuesday, July 3. Fireworks over the lake in the heart of World Golf Village begin at 9:15 p.m. Parking is $10 per vehicle. www.worldgolfimax.com Fireworks over the Matanzas: Wednesday, July 4. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. Fireworks over the bayfront between the Castillo de San Marcos and the Bridge of Lions begin at 9:30 p.m. www.visitstaugustine.com American Pride 4th of July: Wednesday, July 4. Festivities begin at Moosehaven at 5 p.m. Fireworks over the St. Johns River begin at 9:20 p.m. www.moosehaven.org Downtown Jacksonville: Wednesday, July 4. Fireworks over the downtown riverfront will begin at 9:45 p.m. www.jaxhappenings.com Jacksonville Beach: Wednesday, July 4. Fireworks from the Jacksonville Beach Pier begin at 9 p.m. www.jacksonvillebeach.org around town 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 31 JulyS S M T W T F Military Veteran Family Man Trusted Businessmanwww.JeremiahBlocker.com Championing Economic Growth Keeping Taxes Low Protecting Our Citizens Paid by Jeremiah Blocker, Republican, for St. Johns County Commission District 4. Use of military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense. THE CONSERVATIVE LEADER JEREMIAH IS DEDICATED TO: July 2Beaches Toastmasters Club 7 p.m. 8:30 p.m. (Repeating event on Mondays) Baptist Hospital Beaches, Wilson Epstein BuildingJuly 3Parents with Hope (support for parents who have lost a child) 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Ponte Vedra Valley, 4750 Palm Valley Road www.pontevedravalley.com/grief-supportc gsm13@yahoo.comJuly 5U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7 7:30 p.m. St. Augustine Yacht Club near the St. Augustine Lighthouse (904) 460-0243July 6GTM Research Reserve new volunteer orientation 10 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Environmental Education Center, 505 Guana River Road (904) 823-4500July 9Caregiver support meeting 12 p.m. 1 p.m. (repeating event on Mondays) Ponte Vedra Memory Care Center, 1048 A1A N. (904) 297-0061July 9Ponte Vedra Beach Municipal Service District Meeting 6 p.m. 9 p.m. Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library FOL Room www.pvmsd.orgJuly 10Friends of the GTM Reserve Board Meeting 5 p.m. 6 p.m. GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center (904) 823-4500.July 10Lilies of the Valley widow support group 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Ponte Vedra Valley, 4750 Palm Valley Road www.pontevedravalley.com/grief-supportJuly 10Adult Coloring Club 10 a.m. 12 p.m. Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library (904) 827-6950July 10 Aug. 14Free Quit Smoking Now Class Tuesdays, 6 p.m. 7 p.m. Flagler Hospital Wellness Center Call Florida AHEC to register (904) 482-0189July 11Ponte Vedra Democratic Club meeting 6:30 p.m. Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library Facebook.com/PonteVedraDemocratsJuly 11Tabletop gaming for high schoolers 5 p.m. 7 p.m. Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library (904) 827-6950July 11Toastmasters Club #5199 Ponte Vedra Beach 7:30 a.m. (repeating event on Wednesdays) Players Community Senior Center, 175 Landrum Lane carmenjsardinas@gmail.com July 12Palencia 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) 808-7326July 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.comJuly 13Food Truck Friday 6 p.m. 9 p.m. Nocatees Splash WaterparkJuly 16Politics in St. Johns candidate meet and greet 5:30 p.m. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall sjcchamber.comJuly 17St. Johns CARES meeting 7 p.m. Bartram Academy, 164 Everest Lane, Ste. 1 www.stjohnscares.orgJuly 18Adult Bingo for Bucks 3 p.m. 4 p.m. Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library (904) 827-6950July 20First Coast Newcomers Club board games and lunch 1 p.m. Coee Cafe, St. Augustine Limited to 10; RSVP (904) 829-0643 July 20 22Apex Theatre Studio presents Disney musical, Newsies Ponte Vedra Concert Hall www.pvconcerthall.comJuly 21Nocatee Farmers Market: Nifty 50s 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Town Center Field, NocateeJuly 24First Coast Card Club adult card players 1:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library (904) 827-6950July 30Primary Election Voter Registration or Party Change deadline for voters www.sjcvotes.us Call (904) 886-4919 for rates and information. St. Johns County School DirectoryAD DEADLINE JULY 9th! rfrntbrfntbn St. Johns County School District r f Ask about advertising in our 2018-19

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July 2018 Ponte VedraNewsLine | Page 5 St. Johns County Local Government (www.sjcfl.us) Sheris Oice: Sheri David B. Shoar, dshoar@sjso.org, (904) 824-8304 Ponte Vedra Field Oice: (904) 209-2215 Property Appraiser: Eddie Creamer, sjcpa@sjcpa.us; (904) 827-5500 Supervisor of Elections: Vicky Oakes, voakes@votesjc.com, (904) 823-2238 Tax Collector: Dennis Hollingworth, taxcollector@sjctax.us, (904) 209-2250 Clerk of Court: Hunter S. Conrad, (904) 819-3600 St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners District 1: Jimmy Johns, bcc1jjohns@sjcfl.us, (904) 209-0301 District 2: Jeb Smith, bcc2jsmith@sjcfl.us, (904) 209-0302 District 3: Paul Waldron, bccd3pwaldron@sjcfl.us, (904) 209-0303 District 4: Jay Morris, bccd4@sjcfl.us, (904) 209-0304 District 5: Henry Dean, bccd5hdean@sjcfl.us, (904) 209-0305 St. Johns County School Board (www.stjohns.k12.fl.us) District 4: Kelly Barrera, kelly.barrera@stjohns.k12.fl.us, (904) 547-7510 State of Florida Elected Oicials State House District 17: Representative Cyndi Stevenson, Cyndi.Stevenson@myfloridahouse.gov, (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 @ AR T STUDIO rfntbt Bartram Springs Shopping Plaza ttn rf tt nt b tt br ttn rfr ntbnb tf nr br fb rrrr Your Vote CountsElections ahead By St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections Vicky OakesCandidate qualifying ended June 22 at noon and the races for the upcoming Aug. 28 Primary Election are set. Visit votesjc.com for a complete listing of the candidates. e candidate list will include all federal, state and local races that will appear on the ballot. As a reminder, Florida is a closed Pri-mary State. is means that only voters who are registered members of a politi-cal party which has candidates on the primary ballot may vote for that partys candidates in a primary election. Voters with no party aliation (NPA) are not eligible to vote for party candidates in a primary election;however, all qualied voters regardless of party aliation or no party aliation can vote on Nonpar-tisan judicial and school board oces. Know your party aliation. It aects the ballot you receive in the Primary and the races in which you are eligible to vote. July 30 is the last day to register to vote or make party changes for the Primary Election. Its now easier than ever to register to vote or update your registra-tion. Online voter registration is now available on our website. You can also verify your voter registration, make changes to your party aliation, check and update your address, request a vote by mail ballot, locate your polling place, and view your sample ballot by selecting My Voter Status. You can also register to vote or submit voter registration applications in person at any public library or the Tax Col-lectors Oce located at the annexes. Address changes can be made any time. Simply call the oce at (904) 823-2238 to update your address or use the online form on our website. It is very important to keep your in-formation updated with the Elections Oce in order to receive your sample ballots. ey will be mailed approxi-mately three weeks prior to the election to every registered voter, and are also available online. Many important races will appear on the ballot in the Primary this year: US Senate, Congress, Gov-ernor and Cabinet members plus local races for County Commissioner and School Board Members. We are your One Source for voting Information: www.votesjc.com. Our website is updated regularly with candi-dates, ballot information, early voting dates, times and locations. Visit us regularly to see Whats New. The Sheri ReportsBy St. Johns County Sheri David B. ShoarHurricane awarenessHurricane season lasts until the end of November and meteorologists are call-ing for a near or above normal amount of storms this year. You should be familiar with the terms Hurricane Watch and Hurricane Warn-ing. A Watch is issued when conditions are favorable that a hurricane could strike in 36 hours. A Warning is issued when hurricane force winds are expected to strike in 24 hours. By this time you should already have an emergency plan for yourself and family and begin implementation of that plan. Some things to consider in your prelimi-nary plans are: Take photos of your property from all angles; it may not look the same once the storm passes. Plan for elderly/handicapped/invalid care at a shelter or at home. Learn which routes will be safe during a storm. Learn where ocial shelters are located. Trim any dead wood from trees prior to the storm. Check for, x or take note of loose items on your structures (shutters, screens, eaves, gutters, antennas, satellites). Plan what you and your family will do if you have to evacuate. Get necessary supplies and secure them in safe area. Plan for pet care. Review your insurance coverage and protect important documents. Show others in the family how to turn o/on gas, electricity, and water. Make outside repairs. When a Hurricane Watch for your area is issued you should do the following: Listen to ocial bulletins on radio, TV, or NOAA Weather Radio, and internet for updates. Check all supplies you already have to see if they are in satisfactory condition, including batteries. Fill gas tank of vehicles, check oil and tire pressure. Inspect mobile home tie-downs. Board, tape, and cover windows and doors or skylights. Secure any objects and furniture that are outside. Check on all medical supplies, special needs for elderly, handicapped, etc. Plan to evacuate if necessary. When a Hurricane Warning is issued here are some suggestions: Stay tuned to TV, radio, internet or NOAA Weather Radio. Move valuables to higher location. Move furniture away from windows. Fill containers (bathtub, plastic jugs) with drinking water. Use phones only in an emergency. Bring in/secure pets (food and water). Shut o water and electricity at main breaker switch. Leave mobile homes. Leave low areas. If evacuating, leave early. Sometimes a hurricane path may not be predictable and evacuation orders could come at any time. If you are asked to evacuate, please do so early and know the route you will be taking. Finally, if you refuse to leave following an evacuation order, here are some safety tips for riding out the storm: Turn the refrigerator to maximum cold. Freeze water in plastic containers; if the electricity goes o you can use the ice to keep food cold in the refrigerator. Turn o utilities if told to do so by the authorities. Unplug small appliances. Fill bathtub and containers with water. Stay indoors in a small interior room, hallway, or closet. Prepare for storm surge and possible ooding. Stay away from windows and doors, even if covered. Close all inside doors, brace exterior doors. If you have a two-story house, stay on the rst oor. Lie on the oor or under a table or other sturdy object. Now is the time to go over your hurricane preparedness. If you have not made any emergency plans, you should do them now. Here are a couple of links you might be interested in: the National Hurricane Center at https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ and the St. Johns County Oce of Emergency Management at http://www.sjcemergen-cymanagement.org/. Feel free to drop me a line at dshoar@sjso.org.We all want a suitable home to raise our families, and the imperiled shorebirds that nest along our beaches are no exception. Many people visit the beach each summer without realizing the amazing scenes of nature unfolding right next to them. at is why Audubon Florida and St. Johns County Audubon are hard at work readying bird stewards to help our feathered friends nest safely. Stewards volunteer at nesting beaches to share information with beachgoers, especially tips that will ensure we all share the shore safely with these hardworking bird families. Each year, Least Terns, Black Skimmers, American Oystercatchers and Wilsons Plovers take to the beaches to lay their eggs and tend to their edg-Editorial Feathered families on Florida beaches By Chris Farrell and Mary Contelings. Bird stewards, under the direction of Audubons Jean Rolke, volunteer time at nesting areas to help ensure productive nesting habitats. ey are friendly folks who will share information about the birds, lend you their binoculars to see some fuzzy chicks, and explain how people can avoid negative impacts to the nesting families. If you see a bird steward, go ahead and ask them about the birds. Better yet, become a bird steward yourself! Training and supplies are provided to quickly prepare you for this fun activity. Visit www.stjohnsaudubon.com/aboutshorebird-stewardship.html to see more about shorebird stewardship and how you can become a volunteer. Chris Farrell and Mary Conte are members of Audubon.

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Page 6 | Ponte VedraNewsLine July 2018 Home-field advantage.1706752State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, Bloomington, ILI understand you work really hard for your home and car, and Im here to help protect them. Stop in or call me today. Don Haneline, Agent 196 Everest Lane Suite 3 Saint Johns, FL 32259 Bus: 904-615-1415 InsureWithDon.com Mon Fri: 9 AM 5 PM Sat: 9 AM 12 PM After Hours by AppointmentLocated in the Promenade at Bartram Springs, Race Track Rd. & Bartram Springs Pkwy. Travel Leaders of Jacksonville 2 Fairfield Blvd, Suite 3 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 (Next to Starbucks in Ponte Vedra) Do you love travel so much you want to sell it? Become an IC with Travel Leaders 904 642 6909 | TLJAX.COM BriefsSt. Johns County Parks and Recreation announces Master Plan update meetingsSt. Johns County is hosting Parks and Recreation Master Plan update commu-nity meetings from 6 p.m. 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17 at the Players Commu-nity Center, 175 Landrum Lane, and from 6 p.m. 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18 at the City of St. Augustine Beach City Hall, 2200 A1A Beach Blvd. e meetings are a component of a multi-phase Parks and Recreation Mas-ter Plan update process that will create a more dynamic and diverse parks and recreation system to generate numerous economic, social, and environmental benets. Residents are invited to the meetings and oer feedback regarding St. Johns County Parks and Recreation facilities and services. For more infor-mation, call (904) 209-0344.Statewide soaking brings double the rain during MayMays wet weather pushed rainfall totals across the St. Johns River Water Man-agement District to double the average. For the month of May, the district-wide rainfall total was 8.8 inches, compared to the average of 3.5 inches. is is a departure from last years data when rainfall was trending signicantly below average. While Mays rainfall has been reported as record setting, it wasnt record setting in all areas of the district, with weather stations in Jacksonville, Orlando, Daytona Beach and Vero Beach having recorded more rain in prior years. Twelve-month rainfall totals are above average, with a zone of unusually high rainfall running through northern Alachua, Putnam, southwest St. Johns and northwest Flagler counties. Distric-twide, the annual total is 16.5 inches above average.Orthodontists oice welcomes new doctorDr. Jimmy Glenos and the team at Smiles by Glenos are proud to an-nounce the addition of a second Board Certied orthodontist, Dr. Craig Hadgis. Dr. Hadgis and his wife, Anne, have recently moved back to the north Florida area, where Dr. Hadgis earned his orthodontic specialty certication at the School of Orthodontics at Jackson-ville University. Prior to specializing in the eld of orthodontics and then going on to become Board Certied by the Ameri-can Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Hadgis received a masters degree in biomedi-cal engineering from the University of Michigan and his DDS degree as well as a degree in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from the University of Detroit Mercy. He has eight years of experience practicing the latest tech-niques in providing customized, digi-tally planned orthodontic services and is experienced in the Damon and Insignia appliance systems. e Hadgis family has enjoyed a longstanding connection to St. Augustine area. Dr. Hadgis great uncle was the rst physician to practice in nearby Bunnell. is area has been the fam-ilys go to vacation destination since Dr. Hadgis was a child growing up in Grosse Pointe, Mich. As the son of a family dentist, it is not surprising that Dr. Hadgis ended up favoring a career of creating beautiful smiles. Dr. Glenos and Dr. Hadgis became very well acquainted over the past several years through their attendance at the Florida Association of Orthodontists annual meetings. After much discussion regarding various orthodontic treatment philosophies, dental and facial growth and development, treatment timing, personal values and professional ethics, it became obvious that combining their skill sets could only prove benecial towards achieving their mutually shared goal: to provide the highest possible level of gentle, ecient and personal-ized orthodontic care to St. Augustine, St. Johns and the surrounding areas for many years to come. Visit smilesbyglenos.com for more information.Ponte Vedra Womans Club anticipates Trunk Evente Ponte Vedra Womans Club has an-nounced its annual Underwoods Trunk Event, to be held ursday, Oct. 4 from 6 p.m. 8 p.m. It is a Lagos Trunk Event debuting their gold line. Lagos, in conjunction with Under-woods, will donate a 14kt yellow gold bracelet to be raed o at the event. Rae tickets for this piece of jewelry, valued at $3,900, are only $20 or three tickets for $50. e Ponte Vedra Womans Club is a 501c3 organization. All proceeds go to support local charities including BEAM, St. Augustine Youth Services, the Flor-ida School for the Deaf and Blind, and the Betty Grin House. Email Nancy Marsh at Waysandmeans@pontevedra-womansclub.com for more information on the event, the club or to purchase rae tickets.Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach an nounces plans for new centerAs a result of the unanimous vote by the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners on the rezoning of the Oak Bridge Golf Course, the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach will pro-ceed with its plan to build a new center on State Road A1A. e new 15,000 square foot building comes as a result of the exponential growth the center has had in recent years. e Cultural Center has been working with Alta Mar since March 2016. We are super excited to make this dream a reality for many people in St. Johns County and the Beaches area, said Donna Guzzo, executive director. Having a new facility with visibility can only enhance our programming, especially bringing awareness to the Sound Connections Music erapy program for children with special needs. Its a win-win situation for all. e site plan for the new building is located on Oak Bridge o A1A. e design is being led by Jacksonville Beach based architect Mark Macco. e board of directors will continue to work hard to obtain the land and necessary funding to make this vision possible. Arts are a must to have a vibrant com-munity. After two years of negotiations we are excited to be this close to bring-ing this project to completion, said Art Hayden, president, board of directors. e Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach is a 501(c)(3) non-prot arts organization whose mission is to bring the arts into the life of the community through arts education, exhibition, and outreach, and by honoring a donordriven philosophy.Photo courtesy Smiles by GlenosDoctors Glenos and Hadgis at the desk. Photo courtesy Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. Rendering by Mark Macco.Artists rendering of the proposed new Cultural Center.

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July 2018 Ponte VedraNewsLine | Page 7 M onthl y ST JOHNS By Scott Grant ScottGrant@StJohnsBusinessMonthly.comMarket Insight 904.280.0058 Complimentary in-ofce consultations822 AIA N. Ste#310 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 www.DanArmstrong.com Do you have questions concerning Probate, Estate Planning or Elder Law? r rfr ntfbfbfffntbf ffntbf ffntbf Karsten L Jacobson, CFPFinancial Advisor.2208 Sawgrass Village Drive Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904-285-9898 Annual Percentage Yield (APY) effective 6/18/18. CDs offered by Edward Jones are bank-issued and FDIC-insured up to $250,000 (principal and interest accrued but not yet paid) per depositor, per insured depository institution, for each account ownership category. Please visit www.fdic.gov or contact your financial advisor for additional information. Subject to availability and price change. CD values are subject to interest rate risk such that when interest rates rise, the prices of CDs can decrease. If CDs are sold prior to maturity, the investor can lose principal value. FDIC insurance does not cover losses in market value. Early withdrawal may not be permitted. Yields quoted are net of all commissions. CDs require the distribution of interest and do not allow interest to compound. CDs offered through Edward Jones are issued by banks and thrifts nationwide. All CDs sold by Edward Jones are registered with the Depository Trust Corp. (DTC).2.10 2.35 2.80$1000 $1000 $1000 6-month 1-year 2-year r rfrntfbfbfffntbf ffntbf ffntbf Karsten L Jacobson, CFPFinancial Advisor.2208 Sawgrass Village Drive Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904-285-9898 Annual Percentage Yield (APY) effective 5/14/18. CDs offered by Edward Jones are bank-issued and FDIC-insured up to $250,000 (principal and interest accrued but not yet paid) per depositor, per insured depository institution, for each account ownership category. Please visit www.fdic.gov or contact your financial advisor for additional information. Subject to availability and price change. CD values are subject to interest rate risk such that when interest rates rise, the prices of CDs can decrease. If CDs are sold prior to maturity, the investor can lose principal value. FDIC insurance does not cover losses in market value. Early withdrawal may not be permitted. Yields quoted are net of all commissions. CDs require the distribution of interest and do not allow interest to compound. CDs offered through Edward Jones are issued by banks and thrifts nationwide. All CDs sold by Edward Jones are registered with the Depository Trust Corp. (DTC). 1.95 2.32 2.75 $1000 $1000 $1000 6-month 1-year 2-year r rfrntfbfbfffntbf ffntbf ffntbf Karsten L Jacobson, CFPFinancial Advisor.2208 Sawgrass Village Drive Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904-285-9898 Annual Percentage Yield (APY) effective 5/14/18. CDs offered by Edward Jones are bank-issued and FDIC-insured up to $250,000 (principal and interest accrued but not yet paid) per depositor, per insured depository institution, for each account ownership category. Please visit www.fdic.gov or contact your financial advisor for additional information. Subject to availability and price change. CD values are subject to interest rate risk such that when interest rates rise, the prices of CDs can decrease. If CDs are sold prior to maturity, the investor can lose principal value. FDIC insurance does not cover losses in market value. Early withdrawal may not be permitted. Yields quoted are net of all commissions. CDs require the distribution of interest and do not allow interest to compound. CDs offered through Edward Jones are issued by banks and thrifts nationwide. All CDs sold by Edward Jones are registered with the Depository Trust Corp. (DTC). 1.95 2.32 2.75 $1000 $1000 $1000 6-month 1-year 2-year Summer is here and so is vacation season. Americans spend a lot on their summer getaways more than $100 bil-lion in 2017 alone, as reported in Travel and Leisure magazine. When you hit the road, you will enjoy getting away from your regular tasks, but theres one part of your life that should never take a break your investments. To keep your investments working con-sistently and eciently for you, consider these suggestions: Match the right investment with the right job. You hire an electrician to install a light xture, you employ a plumber to clear a clogged drain, and you would not expect either one to work on the others project. In a way, this view of a division of labor is similar to how you might look at dierent investments. In general, you purchase stocks with the hope of achieving the growth necessary to help you meet long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement. On the other hand, when you purchase certain xed-rate investments such as certicates of deposit (CDs) or money market ac-counts, you know they wont provide as much growth potential, but are available to fund a short-term goal such as a dream vacation. Evaluate investments performance rela-tive to your goals. Some people think the only way to evaluate their investments performance is to track them against a well-known market index, such as the S&P 500; however, using an index as a measuring stick has some drawbacks, Dont let your investments go on vacationBy Karsten Jacobson mail@floridanewsline.comone of which is the lack of a personal connection to your situation. Look at it this way: In many types of organizations, you typically go through performance reviews, where your work is assessed in terms of how well it helped you move toward your goals and you can follow the same process with your investments. Specically, you can measure their performance by how eective they are in helping you move toward your nancial objectives. Look for hard-working investments. Some investments work especially hard. Some stocks, or investments containing stocks, pay dividends. Instead of taking the dividends, you can choose to reinvest them, purchasing even more shares and increased share ownership is one key to helping build nancial resources for the long term. Dividend reinvest-ment is typically automatic, so once you have chosen this option, theres really no extra work on your part. (Keep in mind, though, that companies are not obli-gated to pay dividends, and they can be reduced or eliminated at any time.) In the investing arena, as in many endeavors, hard work can be rewarding. So look for opportunities to keep your investments gainfully employed through-out your life. is article was written by Edward Jones for use by local Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Karsten Jacobson. Email Karsten. Jacobson@edwardjones.com for more information.A peculiar theoryIn 1854, a cholera epidemic threatened the residents of the west-end London suburb of Soho. Soho was not the swanky shopping and dining district it is today. It was a slum. Hundreds would die of the disease. Medical experts believed that the disease was transmitted by miasma, or bad air. Public health ocials urged the public to avoid sleeping in cold air, to be temperate in eating and drinking, to avoid raw vegetables and fruit, and the consumption of cold water when overheated. None of these things cause the transmittal of cholera. One man set out to nd the real cause of the dreaded disease. His name was John Snow and he was the son of a common laborer. At an early age, Snow had demonstrated an aptitude for mathematics. As a result, he found himself apprenticed to a doctor at the age of 14. Eleven years later he became a surgeon. Snow rejected the common belief that diseases such as cholera were transmitted by pollution or diseased air. He believed the disease was trans-mitted by water tainted by sewage. Snow began to laboriously map every cholera death in London that year, all 616 of them. Snows hand drawn map demonstrated that all the deaths had occurred within a short distance of a single well, the Broad Street well in Soho. Snow theorized, correctly, that it was water from the well that was causing the epidemic. e chief physi-cian for the city of London called the new theory peculiar. Nonetheless, the Broad Street well was closed, and the cholera outbreak ended. Later it was shown that sewage was leaking into the well. In one long summer of research, Snow had discovered the cause of cholera, saved hundreds of innocent lives, and invented the science of epidemiology. Epidemiology is the study of the dis-tribution and determinants of disease. Snows methodology is still used by or-ganizations like the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organi-zation to this day. e medical com-munity was reluctant to accept Snows ndings. He would be vindicated, but only in death. Human beings are often resistant to change. Innovators are often stone-walled by the establishment. People laughed at the light bulb, the airplane, and the personal computer. e British Parliament declared of Edisons light bulb that it might be good enough for our Transatlantic friends... but unwor-thy of the attention of practical or sci-entic men. As investors, we need to embrace change in order to prot from changes in the way we live. Change is going to happen whether we like it or not. So, stay open to innovative ideas, even the peculiar ones. Scott A. Grant is President of Standfast Asset Management in Ponte Vedra Beach. He welcomes your comments or questions at scottg@standfastic.com. M onthl y ST JOHNS rf

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July 2018 Ponte VedraNewsLine | Page 9 Get to Know . Lifetravel pantry raiders gardening By Angela Higginbotham angela@floridanewsline.comMike RolewiczGet to Know . .Interested in being featured? Email Martie Thompson at editor@FloridaNewsLine.comPhoto courtesy Mike Rolewicz Mike Rolewicz 11401 Old St. Augustine Rd. (at I-295 South) | Jacksonville, FL 32258 | 904-260-1818 |www.rivergarden.org | River Garden Senior Services HAS RECOGNIZED RIVER GARDEN AS THE NURSING HOME IN FLORIDA Rehabilitation | Adult Day Care | Home Health Care | Long-Term Care | Memory Care | Independent Living convenient for you! Or, readers may drop items o at the Florida NewsLine oce, 12443 San Jose Blvd., Suite 403, anytime prior to July 17. Items requested by First Coast No More Homeless Pets include dog and cat food, treats, cat litter, blankets, ziplock bags, towels, leashes and chew toys. Florida NewsLine is pleased to sponsor this drive and partner once again with First Coast No More Homeless Pets. We hope you consider donating to help animals who cannot help them-selves. First Coast No More Homeless Pets mis-sion is to end the killing of dogs and cats in shelters in northeast Florida, southeast Georgia and across the nation. ey provide a multifaceted approach to pet overpopulation by combining free and low-cost spay/neuter, adoption initiatives and innovative pet retention services. ey work with local animal welfare groups and the community to reach those who need help keeping and caring for their pet. Visit www.fcnmhp.org/ for more information.Pet Supply Drive cont. from pg. 1 We would love to publish your great news in Ponte Vedra NewsLine! Send it in! Photos also welcome! editor@floridanewsline.com BRAG ABOUT YOUR SCHOOL OR STUDENTS! Mike Rolewicz grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore, Md., and graduated with a degree in nance from Penn State University. In 1995, Rolewicz fell in love with Northeast Florida and an opportunity to relocate to Jackson-ville presented itself. He decided to join a college friend (and former Jack-sonville Jaguar) in a business venture. e two grew a successful stang rm from the ground up. Rolewicz ran the rm for 23 years and recently sold the company to pursue his passion in real estate. Currently working with Berk-shire Hathaway, Rolewicz specializes in the luxury Ponte Vedra real estate market. He met his wife, Natalie, while work-ing at his stang company. e two have been married for 20 years and have two teenage children. Rolewicz is a cancer survivor and is passionate about living well and enjoying his family and community. He is an avid sherman in the Palm Valley area. He and his family moved from Nocatee to the Intracoastal Waterway, on Roscoe Boulevard in 2014. As two-time win-ners of the dock competition in the Palm Valley Boat Parade, the Rolewicz family enjoys the annual event show-casing the joy of the holidays. 1. What do you enjoy most about living in Ponte Vedra?I enjoy the lifestyle on the water. I can wake up and see the tide and go shing easily. e schools are great and its just a wonderful place to raise kids. 2. What inspired you to join in on the Palm Valley Boat Parade dock competition?Its just a fun way to support the com-munity. We go all out, Griswold style. We usually have around 4,000 lights up and we really enjoy participating each year.3. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?Boating and shing mainly. Living in this area, its also hard not to play a little bit of golf. 4. What do you consider your greatest accomplishment thus far?Starting my stang rm and running it successfully for such a long time. Also, beating stage three tongue squamous cell carcinoma. I completed treat-ment in 2016.5. What was your most valuable lesson learned from your journey with cancer?e treatment for cancer with radiation and chemotherapy was very hard on me. I was out of work for months and I realized that the company ran really well without me. I started thinking about what I wanted to do next and what I was passionate about doing with my life. I told my wife that I didnt believe the company was where I need to be anymore and I took the leap into real estate, which I love. My journey with cancer brought me a lot of clarity.

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Page 10 | Ponte VedraNewsLine July 2018 The fishing forecast looks great for the summer months as our warming trend continues. Sa Water FishingLive bait and artificial lures Pt. IIBy Capt. Kirk Waltz mail@floridanewsline.com Golf Tips from T Shot Ranch Can golf make you happy?By Janie C. Farina mail@floridanewsline.com Wa t s o n Re alty Corp. RE A L TORS Kathy Akel (904) 673-9886kathyakel@watsonrealtycorp.com If you or someone you know is 50+ . Dont trust your most valuable asset to just anyone! Call us anytime to schedule an appointment! Misty Phillips (904) 962-5119YourPerfectSpot@comcast.net ST. JOHNS Race Track Rd. next to Memorial Emergency Center 111 Doctors Village Dr. Ste. 400 St. Johns, FL 32259ST. AUGUSTINE22 St. Johns Medical Park Dr. St. Augustine, FL 32086 rfnrtbrrfffnrtb rrf ntbr Creating Beautiful Smiles for Over 25 Years! Call (904) 886-4919 for rates and information. Ask about advertising in our 2018-19St. Johns County School Directory rfrntbrfntbn St. Johns County School District r f Ad deadline July 9the art of choosing the right bait, whether its alive or a lure, is really something that gets overworked. Its not supposed to be something you anguish over and stress about. I believe the age old match the hatch rule using bait that most closely resembles what is in the water truly simplies the choices. Last month, we discussed articial lures. In choosing live bait its also important to look at the environment you decided to sh in. If its the ocean, a creek, or a very large salt at, each one can have slight changes in food sources for sh. Whether its shrimp, minnows or even small crabs, they all can give you the information you need in picking the right bait. Take the time to look and match the hatch. Heres a list of baits I choose that have been very productive for catching sh. Shrimp: Shrimp are eective for trout, redsh, tripletail, sheepshead, ounder, bluesh, snapper, jack crevalle, ladysh, and black drum. Blue crabs: Blue crabs are great for black drum, redsh, sheepshead, snapper, triggersh, and grouper. Mud Minnows: ese beauties are good for ounder, trout, redsh, and bluesh. Finger Mullet: One of the best and most favored of baits for ounder, trout, kingsh, sailsh, redsh, cobia, and jack crevalle. Sardines: Great bait used primarily for trolling for bluesh, kingsh, cobia, amberjack, barracudas, sailsh, and Bonita. e main food source for many oshore species. Most of the bait I just mentioned can be purchased at bait shops in your local area alive. If you dont have a shop close by, you can usually get what you need at many grocery stores as an alternative. Just remember to make sure its fresh. If it smells like fresh seafood its probably good for bait. Also take in to consideration you can catch your own using a small dip net, cast net, or trap. e shing forecast looks great for the summer months as our warming trend continues. Look for massive bait pods to hit the local beaches with swarms of kings, bonita, cudas, cobia, sharks, and even a few sailsh. e local bottom shing should be stellar with good numbers of vermillion snapper, sea bass, triggersh, and grouper hanging around to harass even the best anglers. e inshore jetties scene will be great for tarpon, sharks, big reds, and trout through the summer months. e backcountry creeks and ats will be great early and late with good numbers of reds, trout, jacks, ladysh, ounder, and some sheepshead. Capt. Kirk Waltz, charter boat captain, Coast Guard maritime instructor, and local radio talk show host, can be reached at (904) 626-1128 or visit www.Enterpriseshingcharters.com. He can also be heard on e Outdoors Show radio program on 1010 am or 92.5 fm every Saturday, 7 a.m. 10 a.m. with Capt. Kevin Faver and Jaguar color analyst Je Lageman giving out tides, weather, and local reports about the areas shing. e beaches of St. Johns County are home to several species of endangered or threatened sea turtles. Residents and visitors have a special opportunity and responsibility to protect these magni-cent creatures and their vulnerable nest-ing sites as they return each sea-son to nest along the beaches. Sea turtle nesting season began May 1, and St. Johns County ocials are ask-ing residents, visitors, and busi-nesses to help protect natural habitat by observing all nesting season laws and regulations. Between May 1 and October 31, vehicular trac on the beach is allowed between the hours of 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. In addition, all beachfront proper-ties are required to reduce their impact by eliminating interior and exterior lights which may disrupt nesting sea turtles. Volleyball court lights at St. Johns County Pier Park will turn on at sunset and turn o at 9 p.m. during this time. Beach visitors can also have a positive impact on nesting sea turtles by taking the following actions while enjoying the beach: Refrain from using reworks and open res. Remove ruts and ll in holes left by vehicles and sand castle building. Remove all chairs, umbrellas, or canopies from the beach before dark. ese items are subject to removal by county sta. Avoid enter-ing sand dunes and conservation zones (15 feet sea-ward of thedune line). Refrain from using balloons, as they can fall into the ocean and harm marine life. Never approach sea turtles emerging from or returning to the sea. Nesting sea turtles are vulnerable, timid, and can be easily frightened away. Never push an injured animal back into the ocean. If an injured, sick, or deceased sea turtle is encountered, call the St. Johns County Sheris Oce non-emergency dispatch line at (904) 824-8304. Leave only your footprints, providing the turtles with a safe and clean habitat in which to nest and hatch. For more information, visit www.sjc. us/hcp or contact St. Johns County Habitat Conservation and Beach Man-agement at (904) 209-3740. Its sea turtle nesting season By NewsLine Sta mail@floridanewsline.com Photo by MetroCreative

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July 2018 Ponte VedraNewsLine | Page 11 Sa Water Fishing 141 Hilden Road, #202, Ponte Vedra, FL 32081 904.810.2027 Retail Showroom Cabinetry Flooring Furnishings Remodels Design Consultation Window Treatments Project Management Artwork Lighting Accessories Fabrics Ad deadline July 9th Health Wellness Check Caregivers You Can TrustWe specialize in non-medical care and daily living assistanceWeekly, bi-weekly, monthly Custom plans for you or an elderly parent www.healthwellnesscheck.comrrfrnrrtbtrtrrr t Wellness check Home safety check Personal care/Assist with ADL Medications/Meal Assistance Light housework/Laundry Errands/Shopping Pet assistance On July 4, Ameri-cans celebrate our countrys indepen-dence. While the 13 colonies broke free in 1776, individual freedoms have come more slowly, with the struggle for Civil Rights continuing to this day. To commemorate and explain the journey, the National Park Service and tourism ocials have combined to create a U.S. Civil Rights Trail: a national listing of locations where important civil rights events took place. ey chose only ones that oer visitors a stop well worth the time. e new Civil Rights Trails collection of churches, courthouses, schools, museums and other landmarks let travelers see and learn about the activists and the events that challenged segregation and changed the nation. e presence of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the most visible leader of the move-ment, emerges at locations in several states. His birthplace and gravesite sit just steps apart in downtown Atlanta. He led the successful bus boycott after the arrest of Rosa Parks from his rst church, in Montgomery, Ala. e Memphis church where he gave his Ive Been to the Mountaintop speech the night before his assassination at the Lorraine Motel is a popular destination. e motel, expanded into the National Civil Rights Museum, is the most visited restored civil rights landmark in America. e mu-seum highlights the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. King this year. A stop in Greensboro, N.C. or Nashville, Tenn. reveals the F.W. Woolworth lunch counters where sit-ins by black college students in 1960 inspired a wave of simi-lar nonviolent demonstrations. e trails stops include four major muse-ums including the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. opened in 2016. Still drawing immense crowds, the museums popularity requires reservations well in advance for its timed passes. e Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, now the centerpiece of a new national monument, faces the park where police re hoses and dogs terrorized demonstra-tors in 1963 across the street sits the 16th Street Baptist Church, site of the Sunday morning bombing that killed four young girls, injured many others, and brought national attention to the campaign for civil rights. e Center for Civil and Human Rights is a major attraction in downtown At-lanta. e newest of the trails museums, the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, opened in Jackson on Dec. 9, 2017. I recently had the opportunity to tour the Jackson site, the only state-sponsored civil rights museum and one focusing on Mississippi events. Eight interactive galleries grip visitors with striking images Photos courtesy Debi LanderThe Woolworth Counter in Nashville, Tenn. Travel The new U.S. Civil Rights Trail and Mississippi MuseumBy Debi Lander mail@floridanewsline.comand stories. Seven of the galleries encircle a central space, highlighted by a sculpture called is Little Light of Mine. You move from the darkened galleries into the light as you work your way around the building. e sculpture becomes brightest when the music of the Movement swells, about every 15 minutes. I found myself pulled in by the clapping, swaying and singing of others who gathered in the space. Warning: is is not a museum you can whisk through; theres no sugarcoat-ing here. e brutal stories make this a poignant place. e Emmett Till case, for example, reveals the riveting tale of a 14-year old boy beaten, shot and then thrown in a river for whistling at a white woman shop owner. A lynching tree inscribed with names bears witness to the 600 Mississippians hung in the state. e displays include Ku Klux Klan robes and the rie that killed Medgar Evans. e cutting-edge museum includes a number of informative videos set within small spaces like the back of a police wagon or a jail cell. Sometimes you have to wait your turn to get in, but do take the time. Civil and human rights remain at the cen-ter of political and social discourse today. e trail and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum highlight stories that Americans cant and shouldnt forget. I highly recom-mend a visit and suggest you plan to spend a minimum of a half-day. Visit www.bylandersea.com to read more of local travel writer Debi Landers stories and travel tips. This n ThatBy Mims Cushing mail@floridanewsline.com Seen on a t-shirt: I Am Silently Correcting Your Grammar Gentle readers, prepare to loathe this column. Be ready to stop reading it after the rst paragraph. I sometimes receive what Martie ompson, editor of this newspaper, calls fan mail. I wont get any love notes for this one. ats okay. Its something I want to write about and its my column. Besides my kids and grands havent done anything heinous to write about lately. e topic is grammar. I know. Boo hiss. But Ill understand if your eyes glaze over. Lets get started. I hope this is a teachable moment for you. 1. Use less not fewer, when what is less is not quantiable. Less water, is ne. Of course you wouldnt say fewer water unless you say fewer drops of water. You can count drops of water. She has fewer cats than I have. Not less cats. And do not use than me. You can choose I have because you wouldnt say fewer cats than me have. Always put the verb at the end of the sentence and youll be right every time. 2. Farther refers to distance. ink far or far o. St. Augustine is farther than (ll in the blank). When do you use further? When you want to mean in addition, as in furthermore. Youd never say farthermore, right? 3. Its means it is. e apostrophe is added to mean Hey! Ive taken a letter out and substituted it with that apos-trophe. Its a ne day, means It is a ne day. If you say, e dog is chasing its tail, there is no apostrophe needed because you are not saying, e dog is chasing it is tail. Very simple. 4. en we come to anxious and eager. Anxious means nervous. e kids are anxious for Christmas to ar-rive. Are they nervous? Only if they are afraid Santa will bop them on the head for breaking bad. Sorry, being bad. No, they are eager, which means excited. I understand its (it is) being used incorrectly by so many people that its now okay to use anxious and eager interchangeably. Be a grammar purist! Fight it! 5. Next: I heard a newscaster use bit when bitten should have been used. She said, e girl was bit by the shark. Put bit in the blender, unless you mean, e shark bit me. Im sorry you were bitten by a shark, but if you bit it, good for you. 6. Now for my personal pet peeve: Us-ing very unique. Total arrgh from me. Unique means one of a kind. So how can something be very unique if the word means One Of A Kind? Her bracelet is unique. And by way drop This n That cont. on pg. 12

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Page 12 | Ponte VedraNewsLine July 2018 PuzzlesAnswers to puzzles on page 2 Provided by MetroCreative 2018 2019 St. Johns County School Calendar 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 6 7 8 9 10 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 13 14 15 16 17 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 20 21 22 23 24 24 25 26 27 28 30 31 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 26 27 28 29 30 31 Quarter 1 45 Quarter 2 45 1 2 3 4 1 1 7 8 9 10 11 4 5 6 7 8 4 5 6 7 8 14 15 16 17 18 11 12 13 14 15 11 12 13 14 15 21 22 23 24 25 18 19 20 21 22 18 19 20 21 22 28 29 30 31 25 26 27 28 25 26 27 28 29 Quarter 3 46 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 6 7 8 9 10 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 13 14 15 16 17 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 20 21 22 23 24 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 27 28 29 30 31 Quarter 4 44 Teacher Optional Planning Teacher Planning (non-student day) Teacher Inservice (non-student day) Classes Resume Student/Teacher Holiday End of Quarter Underline = testing dates ST. JOHNS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT MASTER CALENDAR July 2018 August 2018 December 2018 November 2018 Board Approved November 8, 2016 2018-2019 School Year September 2018 Easter April 21 Survey 3 Feb. 4-8, 2019 FTE Dates February 2019 March 2019 April 2019 Survey 2Oct. 8-12, 2018 May 2019 October 2018 JULY 2018 CLUES ACROSS 1. Guinean seaport 5. ey __ 8. Electromotive force 11. McVicar director 13. Monetary unit 14. Mother of Hermes 15. Broadway actress Daisy 16. Tobacco mosaic virus 17. Expression of surprise 18. African nancial intermediaries 20. Fully ripe egg 21. Soothes the skin 22. Editors write them 25. Nashville-based rockers 30. Surgical tube 31. Lasting records 32. Member of Ghanese tribe 33. Being in a vertical position 38. Spasmodic contraction 41. Cartilage disks 43. Domestic help 7. Surround completely 8. A Philly footballer 9. Dinosaur shuang_____aurus 10. Slowly disappear 12. Large antelope 14. Not nice 19. Piece of footwear 23. Newt 24. Seriously mentally ill 25. Kilogram force (abbr.) 26. Terrorist group 27. Negative 28. Time zone 29. A blacksmiths workshop 34. Baked dessert 35. A way to perceive uniquely 36. Breeze through 37. Dry white wine drink 39. Treated with iodine 40. Not thorough 41. Famous museum 45. A way of drying out 48. Small sponge cake 49. Distinctive practice or philosophy 50. Sword 55. Type of missile (abbr.) 56. Home to various animals 57. American comedian Tim 59. Scores perfectly 60. A major division of geological time 61. Spiritual leader 62. Unhappy 63. Unit of force (abbr.) 64. Door part CLUES DOWN 1. Academic degree 2. Expression of sorrow or pity 3. Large, stocky lizard 4. Romanian river 5. Stellar 6. A way to change 42. Supplements with diculty 44. Polynesian language 45. Bangladesh capital (var. sp.) 46. __ and owed 47. Excessively theatrical actors 48. Prejudice 51. Swiss river 52. Nonsense (slang) 53. Luther actor 54. Resist authority (slang) 58. Pinch Vicars Landing residents again award scholarships Photo courtesy Janice Richardson, Vicars Landing activities director.This n That cont. from pg. 11very in many instances. Its an unneces-sary intensier. (Ive taken more editing courses than I can count. You can trust me.) If you test me on mathematics, I will run away and hide. My weak spot now and forever is arithmetic. But we have to talk more than do math, therefore English is more important for us (not we!) mortals than math. (ink for us. You would never say for we mortals.) Send your pet grammar peeves to me in care of this newspaper. Well, perhaps this column can be useful. If nothing else, line your birdcage with it.

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