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Beaches News Journal P.O. Box 51593 Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240 News Journal St.Au BUZZ Zen and the Art of Light Whats Inside The This Month Holiday Crime Prevention According to the National Institute of Health, I should be almost 7 feet tall PRSRT SDT US POSTAGE PAID CALLAHAN, FL PERMIT #4 NEWS FOR AND ABOUT RESIDENTS OF THE ST. AUGUSTINE BEACHES AREA Manage Your Money Carefully This Holi day Season An In formed Christmas Gift Safety Tips for this Holiday Season St.AugustineBeaches Inserted Picture is of Mayor Rich OBrien standing with members of the Citizen Advi while crossing A1A Beach Boulevard at F Street. See story on page 3. Pedestrian Crossing Safety Flag Program The event is St. Augustine Beachs very own Night of Lights complete with holiday music, dancing, a visit from Santa Christmas tree at Pier Park. Traditional carolers circulate the Park. Childrens activities provide entertainment throughout and the event features convenient holiday gift shopping at local arts & craft vendor festive holiday theme. Surf Illumination takes place Saturday, December 3th, 4pm-7pm complementing the seasonal lighting of A1A Beach Boulevard. Admission is FREE. The event site is Pier Park at 350 A1A Beach Boulevard. St. Augustine Beach Surf Illumination 2011 The 5th Annual Winter Wonderland has opened for the holiday season. Hosted by the Saint Augustine Amphitheatre and the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division, Winter Wonderland features North including an Ice Slide, Reindeer Games, The Frost Kingdom Express Train, Blizzard Bounce House, Obstacle Course, Elf Village, Sleigh Rides, Smores Pit and nightly snow fall. Over 78,000 parents, children and friends attended the event last year. Admission to the amphitheatre is free, but activities are ticketed. Ice Skating: $10 + $2 skate rental Ice Slide: $3.00 for one slide / $10.00 for 4 slides Frost Kingdom Express Train: $3.00 per ride Blizzard Bounce House: $2.00 per activity Sleigh Rides : $10.00 for Adults / $5.00 for Children 12 and under Reindeer Games : $2 / game The annual event continues through January 1, 2012. Winter Wonderland is open on the following schedule. To December 16th: Mon-Fri: 5:00pm to 10:00pm and Saturday-Sunday: 2:00pm to 10:00pm December 17th December 30th: Daily: 2:00pm 10:00pm December 24th: 2:00pm 10:00pm December 25th: 5:00pm 10:00pm December 31st: 12:00pm 5:00pm January 1st: 2:00pm 10:00pm For more information, visit www. Elizabeth Glasgow at (904) 209, Winter Wonderland December 2011


NAVIDAD EN EL VIEJO SAN AGUSTN CHRISTMAS IN OLD ST. AUGUSTINE Saturday, December 17, 2011 On Saturday, December 17th, a new, annual heritage Event, featuring the Christmas music and customs of 16th-century Florida, will be launched by Florida Living History, Inc. (FLH -www. in Old St. Augustine). Hosted by FLHs member groups Alondra: de Santiago (c. 1565); and Los Compaeros de la Cocina (c. 1513-1704) as well as Theater with a Mission, this living history Event will take place at Mission Nombre de Dios ( www. ) in St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest, continually occupied European settlement and port in the continental United States. This holiday, heritage celebration will include: Encina's Egloga de las grandes lluvias, making its debut inEnglish; historic Mission Nombre de Dios and Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche. Navidad will take place from 7PM to 9PM. Admission to this Event is free of charge to the public. This heritage Event is sponsored by Florida Living History, Inc. (www. ( or phone us at 1-877-FLA-HIST (1-877-352-4478). Florida organization dedicated to the support of living history activities, events, and portrayals related to the history of St. Augustine Beaches News Journal December 2011 2 News From Around St. Johns County St. Augustine Crescent Beach ATLANTIC OCEAN St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Shores The Adoration of the Three Kings from the altarpiece of the Church of Santa Maria de Viladordis (Manresa) Paint on wood, end of 16th century. The County Museum of Manresa, Manresa, Spain December 16 & 17, 2011 at St. Anastasia Catholic Church Tickets are on sale for holiday presentations of Amahl and the Night Visitors. The opera will be performed at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17 at St. Anastasia Catholic Church. Tickets are $10. Children 12 and under with an adult will be admitted free. The 50 minute opera, conducted by Peter Morin, music director of the church, will feature Gregory Sheppard, K'idar Miller, and Joseph Colsant, as the three kings. St. Augustine residents Barbara VanRysdam and Stephanie Colsant will share the role of Mother. Both have performed solos with the Community Chorus and have been involved with the First Coast Opera. Another local, John "Jack" Jones, will act and sing the role of the Page. Eryk Nicolay, a boy the role of Amahl. The operas Shepherds Chorus will feature members of the St. Anastasia Catholic Church adult, youth, and children's choirs. Gregory Sheppard (pictured) has extensively performed the role of King Balthazar, each season for the past 20 years, including performances under the composer Menotti's conducting at the Lincoln Center. He brings the wealth of experience to St. Augustine as he makes his stage director debut. He also designed the costumes and set for the performances. K'idar Miller earned a bachelors degree from Harvard University. He resides in New York City where he continues to study voice and works as a freelance tenor. He performed the role of Amahl while living in North Carolina. Joe Colsant, who resides on Anastasia Island, is Director of Music of Holy Family Catholic Church, Jacksonville. He has performed a king role in the opera in local performances. This will be The church, with a seating capacity of 1500, is located at 5205 A1A South. Ample free parking reserve or buy tickets in advance. Amahl and the Night Visitors We also offer: 904-471-1023 Make it a sparkling Christmas with Diamonds, Diamonds, Diamonds! Thousand of diamonds! We are sure to have just what every Santa is looking for at a price he can smile about. Mon Sat 10 am 6 pm St. Augustine Beach Civic Association St. Augustine Beach Civic AssociationSURF ILLUMINATION SURF ILLUMINATIONPresentsArts & Craft Vendors Carolers & Holiday Music Food & Hot Beverages from Local Restaurants Tr ee Lighting & Park Illumination at SunsetFor Information Saturday, December 3rd4 pm to 7 pmSaturday, December 3rd4 pm to 7 pmSaint Augustine Beach Pier Park Saint Augustine Beach Pier Park Call 347-8007 Call 347-8007Palencia PressSt. Augustine ShoresOBSERVERP f fice of ______________________________________________________________________________________________ F AX Back to: (904)797-4311 or email: thepaper@bellsouth.netAD PROOF FOR DECEMBER ST.JOHNS COUNTY, FLORIDATOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL 350 A1A South Beach Blvd. December 14 and 15 at 8 PM EMMA will once again present the Jacksonville Symphonys Holiday Pops Concert. It is a St. Augustine tradition that warms the audiences holiday spirits. EMMA offers performances on both the evening of Wednesday the 14th and the evening of Thursday the 15th of December, 2012. Both concerts begin at 8 p.m. and will be held in the Flagler College Auditorium located at 14 Granada Street in St. Augustine. Tickets are $30 ($5 for students with a student I.D.). Reserved seats may be purchased in advance at www.emmaconcerts. com or by phone at 904-797-2800. Tickets are also available at the door, but due to the popularity of this event early ticket purchase is recommended. Matthew Kraemer will conduct the orchestra in a variety of wonderfully orchestrated familiar holiday favorites. Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops Flagler Auditorium


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal December 2011 3 City Hall Update MICHAEL A. DAGOSTINO, O.D. ELIZABETH K. MCLEOD, M.D. MEDICARE PARTICIPANTS ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS 1400 U.S. Highway 1 South 829-2286 TODD P. THOMPSON, M.D. PAUL W. HUND, III, M.D. N. PATRICK HALE, M.D. Best Vision Cen ter 10 Years WE ACCEPT MEDICARE, BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD, UNITED, CIGNA, AND MOST MAJOR MEDICAL HEALTH PLANS. TODD HOCKETT, O.D. 319 West Town Place, World Golf Village 940-9200 RUSSELL W. NELLIGAN, M.D.* *Cornea Specialist (continued from page 1) At its regular meeting on November 7, 2011, the St. Augustine Beach city commission did the following: 1. Observed the presentation of the Sons of the American Revolution's Law Enforcement Heroism Award by Mr. Oscar Patterson III, president of the local chapter, to St. Augustine David Tiller, who was shot while participating in an undercover drug operation in Putnam County. 2. Observed the swearing in by city attorney Doug Burnett of Mr. Daniel DeCoursey, as the city's new assistant police chief. 3. Presented a plaque to Ms. Sheila Bell, the police department's records specialist, for 15 years of employment with the city. 4. Agreed with the request by Mr. Tom Fleming of Regency Centers to postpone for 60 to 90 days Regency's presentation of its proposal to buy the 6.1 acre tract of land north of the Anastasia shopping center. Regency is proposing using the land for an expansion of the shopping center. When Regency's presentation is ready, the public will be invited to the meeting to comment on it. that changed the land use of Ocean Hammock Park from planned unit development to parks and recreation. The Park is part of the former Maratea subdivision between the Sea Colony and Bermuda Run subdivisions. The city purchased 11.5 acres of Maratea in 2009. 6. Approved an increase from $215 to $235 in the hourly rate for the city's labor attorney. Advanced Waste for recycling pickup service. 8. Approved the preparation of an ordinance to regulate parking on 5th Street east of A1A Beach Boulevard. to change the city's tree regulations. 10. Approved the draft of a letter to the St. Johns County's land management director, concerning the exchange of land done by the city and the county in 2004. 11. Awarded the bid for four drainage Augustine for $231,779. drainage improvements at: F Street and 3rd Avenue, E Street and 2nd Avenue, the east end of 2nd Street, and Lockhart Lane. 12. Heard a report about the effect of the state's new growth management law on development in the city. 13. Postponed to the December meeting a proposed ordinance to change the regulations regarding the parking of recreational vehicles on private property. 14. Took no action on a proposal that the city support the creation of the St. Augustine National Historical Park, Seashore and Coastal Parkway. 15. Authorized Vice Mayor Samuels to work with the city staff on the development of a request for proposals for a consultant to write grants for the city. 16. Approved the city providing a stipend of $100 a month to the police chief and assistant chief for the use of their personal cell phones for city business. 17. Postponed to the December meeting Police Chief Hedges' proposal that the assistant payment from the city that would pay their cost to be enrolled in a retirement plan as they're ineligible to participate in the Florida 18. Heard from Vice Mayor Samuels that she'll ask neighborhood and homeowner associations for (continued on page 10) Members of the St. Augustine Beach City Commission voted October 3rd to ap Beach Boulevard. The program in St. Augustine Beach was inspired by a $6 million state effort that was approved in 2010 and implemented by the Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning cross Gulf Boulevard in Clearwater Beach and other coastal communities at over thirtynine crossing locations. be used when crossing A1A Beach Boulevard and deposited in another container once pedestrians have crossed the road. Initial funding for the program has been provided by the St. Augustine Beach will be accomplished by employees of the citys public works department. destrians. The initial trial program will last 90 days. Comments and feedback from resi, set up on the citys internet server. A citizens advisory group has been created to monitor the results and make recommendations for future efforts. The key to the programs success will be the education of both motorists and pedestrians about crossing safety. This will be accomplished through public service announcements on the citys Beach TV channel, the citys website and informational pamphlets distributed to local businesses and area visitors. Information will also be available at City Hall and through special events supported by the City and the Civic Association. grams like this an important aid for visibility and safety of pedestrians trying to cross busy roadways. The hope is that this will improve pedestrian safety along A1A Beach Boulevard and motivate motorists to pay more attention to Floridas pedestrian cross walk law while driving in the City of St. Augustine Beach. Pedestrian Crossing Safety Flag Program


Do not forget to spend a wonderful evening at Pier Park on New Years Eve for the Best Party & Fireworks display. The City of St. Augustine Beach, along with The Tourist Development Council, St. Johns County Florida & the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce and the Executive Committee for Beach Blast Off 2012 are proud to bring this event to Pier Park in St. Augustine Beach. The event includes a Chili-Cook Off, Ice Sculpting, Entertainment stage providing live local musicians and dance talent, Beer & Wine Zone, Huge Kids Zone, Food Vendors, Clowns, Face painting, pony rides & more! synchronized with music at 8:30 p.m. The after-party continues from 9:00-10:00 p.m. Admission is free! Ring in the New Year early at this family friendly event. St. Augustine Beaches News Journal December 2011 4 By Robert Samuels, President St. Augustine Beach Civic Association St. Augustine Beach Civic Association Second Sunday Music in the Garden free afternoon concerts continue December 11 with Holiday Music from 2-4pm at Lakeside Veterans' Memorial Park behind the police station at A1AS and 16th St. The series is produced by St. Augustine Sculpture Garden, Inc., and Lisa St. Augustine Beach Civic Association. Bring the family, a blanket & a picnic and Sculpture Garden. The Groove Cafe at Sea Grove will be offering a take away picnic basket so guests can swing by there, pick up their picnic, maybe a bottle of wine and picnic information and to preorder contact Tasha at the Groove at 904-334-2849. Free parking will be available at the City Hall complex. For more concert information visit org or call 824-4493. The Civic Association will be producing its 10th annual Surf Illumination celebration on Saturday December 3th at Pier Park between 4pm and 7pm. This wonderful community Christmas party will feature local artisans and craftspeople, food and drink, holiday music, free face painting and balloon art for the kids, performances by the St. Augustine Children's Chorus, the St. Augustine Community School of Performing Arts the Dance Company and others. Of course Santa will be sitting near the Christmas tree handing out candy canes for all the good little boys and girls. Mayor O'Brien has been invited to throw the switch at sunset and light the tree and the entire Pier Park for the Nights of Lights here at the beach. This is a great family event, please plan to attend. For more information call 347-8007. The 5th annual Beach Blast Off will be held on Saturday December 31 New Year's Eve at Pier Park from 4pm 10pm. The event includes: Chili Cook Off, Ice Sculpting Contest, Fireworks, Food, Wine & Beer, Kids Zone and Vendors. event and be enchanted by the world class stage throughout the evening. November was a very busy month when it came to the City Commission. of the American Revolution and awarded the Law Enforcement Heroism Award. During an undercover drug assignment received a standing ovation for his service to our community. We also wish to honor Police Department Records Specialist, for 15 years of service to our community. Our new Assistant Police Chief Dan DeCoursey was sworn in by City Attorney Doug Burnett. Assistant Chief DeCrousey is going to be a great asset to our community. With over 30 years experience and ATF training we look forward to working with him in bringing our events and volunteers to a new level of expertise. We are very fortunate to have such dedicated men and women who serve our community. During public comment the former Assistant Police Chief spoke for her she has the right to express her opinions at a public meeting, it seemed especially ironic considering the recognition and honoring a number of citizens stood up and spoke highly of Police Chief Richard Hedges as a man of honor and integrity. This matter should be left to the EEOC and not tried in public and the media. Legal matters are best conducted in the courts and certainly should not be commented on by current and former commissioners. The scheduled presentation from Regency Centers by Mr. Tom Fleming was postponed for 60 days to appear on the January 2012 agenda. After meetings with residents of Sea Colony and Whispering Oaks communities, the developers wanted of the citizens of St. Augustine Beach, there is no for sale sign on Hammock Dunes Park. The Mayor had met with the developers to hear an unsolicited offer to purchase the park land to expand the shopping plaza. The commission voted not to accept the offer. After that a number of citizens contacted the commissioners saying they felt the decision lacked transparency and that the community wasn't fully informed about the offer. For this reason the informative presentation will go forward. This is not a request for another offer to purchase to be made, but simply an informational presentation as the the design of the enlarged shopping plaza. Again, our parkland is not being offered up for sale. The commission is actively going forward in developing a RFP for a Grant Writer. This should be a positive step forward for obtaining monies to enhance our city. New policies and ordinances that the commission will be reviewing include absenteeism and prohibition of discussion regarding legal issues. Review of ordinances will also include trailers on commercial property. The Civic Association will not be meeting in December. We would like to thank Billy Zeits, cofounder of Keepers of the Coast for speaking about their mission of beach cleanups and environmental education, especially for students. Don't forget to visit the Wednesday Farmers/Arts & Crafts Market at the Pier Park. We always market. The produce is fresh, the food delicious and the shopping always unique. 2012 New Years Eve Beach Blast Off PO Box 51593, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240 Todd Logsdon General Manager (904) 505-0301 Cliff Logsdon Publisher/Editor (270) 537-5304 News Journal St.AugustineBeaches The function of the Beaches News Journal is to serve the Neighborhoods of the St. Augustine Beaches area. First priority will be given to reporting news and activities of beaches residents and organiza tions, as well as news and events that directly affect the St. Augustine Beaches community. Second priority will be given to articles of general interest as space permits. Articles or information may be sent to the Beaches News Journal, P.O. Box 51593, Jack sonville Beach, Florida 32240. Information may All articles, news, ads, or other informa tion submitted to editing. Publishing of submitted letters and information is at the discretion of the publisher. Views and opinions expressed are those of the writer and do not express the viewpoint of the publisher or editorial staff of the News Journal. All ads submitted for publication in the Beaches News Journal should be received by the 15th of the month in order to appear in the following months issue. Matters concerning advertising should be referred to the General Manager or mailed to P.O. Box 51593 Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240. The Beaches News Journals acceptance of advertising, articles, advertising, or other infor mation does not constitute endorsement. Nor will the Beaches News Journal and its staff be held liable for information provided herein by submit ters, including websites and/or emails listed, that may have the potential to constitue fraud or other violation of law. The publisher reserves the right to refuse advertising or information that does not meet the publications standards. The Beaches News Journal is published by an any St. Augustine Beach community develop ment, management company or Homeowners Association. City of St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Beaches News Journal Mayor Rich OBrian City Manager Max Royle City of St. Augustine Beach December 2, 2011 The Wailers, with their Jamaican reggae sound, grew in popularity as they rose to the top of the charts alongside Bob Marley. In more recent times they have collaborated with artists such as Sting, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, Kenny Chesney, Eve, Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat. Most recently, The Wailers released A Step for Mankind to support their work with the World Food Programme. Tickets for thisstanding room only and on sale at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 745-3000. Doors open at 7:00 pm and show at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $28.00 and $35.00. For more information, please visit or or call (904) 209-3751. The Wailers Ponte Vedra Concert Hall


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal December 2011 5 Paradise is here... Paradise is here... Paradise is here... Paradise is here... Paradise is here...1 F Street 1 F Street 1 F Street 1 F Street 1 F Street St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Beach 904-461-8727 904-461-8727 904-461-8727 904-461-8727 904-461-8727 www.beachfrontbandb.comYour Hosts Your Hosts Your Hosts Your Hosts Your Hosts By Max Royle St. Augustine Beach City Manager No self-respecting city, no matter how small, is without one. No, Im not or a cutesy, little park with a gazebo in the middle and perhaps a cannon or some other military artifact from a longago war. Nor am I referring to the town gossip or its crank or some eccentric citizen like the youngish fellow I used to see in Lawrence, Kansas, when I was a student at the university there who walked about the city on a seemingly endless trek, always shirtless, even on the coldest day with the most blustery, frigid wind of a Kansas winter. What any self-respecting city has is a club, association, league or society something thats a manifestation of that with like-minded persons for a common purpose, such as a shared interest in the arts, genealogy or gardening, or to provide a service to the community. In St. Augustine Beach, several such organizations regularly meet at city hall. They include the Florida Native Plant Society, the EMMA Concert Association, the Ancient City Antiques and Collectibles Club, the League of American Pen Women, and the newly formed St. Augustine Beach Community Garden Association. Then theres one organization thats perhaps most directly involved in the life and fabric of the city and area in many Beach Civic Association. Association was when I attended its monthly meeting in August 1989 in the Commission meeting room of the former city hall. It was a low key gathering, no guest speaker, with simply a general discussion about the state of the city. I learned that the Associations members were interested in the citys welfare, and as the landscaping of public property, and had been involved in fund raising activities. I remember being in the dunk tank for the Association when it participated in a spring festival that the local branch of the Chamber of Commerce had organized. Yes, dunk the city manager was a popular sport for some folks that day. The Civic Association also sponsored a yearly community banquet, and during the years when there was an election, it presented a Meet the Candidates forum. Then, in the summer of 1997, the took it out of its quiet, almost somnolent routine of monthly meetings and modest and center into the public life of the city. This activity was the Wednesday morning farmers market held in the countys pier park. The market was the activities presented by the Association the area, and that continues to this day. These events/activities include: a. the Associations Concerts by the Sea From May to the end of September each year, theres a different band each Wednesday evening that plays its style blue grass, or a fusion of several music genres. Each Wednesday a different local restaurant sells dinners at a reasonable price. The concerts are held at the pier pavilion and the grounds around it. Folks bring chairs, tables, candelabras, their beverage(s) of choice, plus dogs, friends, children, relatives, visitors. From 6 to 9 p.m. the event is a marvelous and unique combination of concert, dance party, social gathering and old-fashioned picnic. b. Surf Illumination which is presented in the pier park on the 5 to 6:30 p.m. It marks the start of the December holiday season in the city with the turning on of Christmas lights, singing of songs, perhaps even an appearance by Santa. c. A Taste of the Beach which is usually held in May. Its purpose is to give local restaurants the opportunity to present (and sell) their signature dishes, and for the Association to raise money the victims of domestic violence. d. In election years, the Association continues to present a Meet the Candidates forum, which gives the voters the opportunity to see the candidates for various local and state positions up close and personal, and to hear what theyre running for and/or against. e. The Association also continues its tradition of monthly meetings, which usually have a guest speaker or speakers who provide information that the Association believes will be of interest Many of the events presented by the Association are enhanced by a In doing research for this little piece, I was surprised to learn that over the past three years, the Association has raised and given over $40,000 for various organizations that serve the public. In particular, A Taste of the Beach has House. Some of the other amounts provided: $2,115 (live oak trees to be planted along city streets); $1,272 (bicycles for the police department); $1,200 (concrete molds for park benches); $1,000 (bike racks for the city); $1,000 (LED lights for the citys Nights of Lights event each November through January); $1,000 (for monthly concerts in the citys sculpture garden in the fall); and other donations for various needs, such as the citys annual Arbor Day observance, the Christmas tree the city puts in the pier park, a contribution to the police departments National Night Out each August, to the Anastasia Island Friends of the Library, to the Boy Scouts for two Eagle Scout for its 50th birthday (continued page 8) BUZZ Joyful Christmas music to delight every member of the family will be presented by the St. Augustine Community Orchestra at its Christmas concert Friday Dec. 9, 2011 at 8 pm in the elegant antique courtyard of the Lightner Museum, 25 Granada St. St. Augustine. An encore matinee performance is also scheduled on Sunday Dec. 11 at 3 pm at the Ponte Vedra United Methodist Church, 76 South Roscoe Blvd. in Ponte Vedra Beach. The music will include all-time favorites such as Leroy Andersons Sleigh Ride, selections from Peter Tchaikovskys Nutcracker Ballet Suite, and an audience sing-along of traditional carols, including a Feliz Navidad of Salsa Carols from the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. Admission is $10 at the door; children 12 years of age and under are admitted free. The 65-member Concert Chorus from St. Augustine High School, singing a cappella under the direction of Jeff Dodd, will present a group of Yuletide favorites including a special arrangement of Carol of the Bells (an original Russian song by Mikola Leontovich, translated into English by Peter Wilhousky). And, providing a and orchestra together will present George The orchestra, directed by William McNeiland, is celebrating its 50th anniversary year having presented concerts for St. Augustine and surrounding area residents every season since 1961. orchestra and who are competent players on their instrument and read music accurately are encouraged to contact Polina Cafaro at 904-610-1471. Monetary support for the orchestra is always gratefully received. To make a donation to the orchestra, mail your check to The St. Augustine Community Orchestra P.O. Box 2163 St. Augustine, FL 32085-2163. For more information about the orchestra and future programs, log on to St. Augustine Community Orchestra Presents A Classic Christmas


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal December 2011 6 Financial Focus Information Provided By Edward Jones Spiritually Speaking By Dr. Nicholas A. Marziani Manage Your Money Carefully This Holiday Season Dr. Marziani, an education and spiritual life consultant, is Vice-President of the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association. Currently he is completing a novel based on East-West Church relations. Connie Reep Financial Advisor 1045 A1A Beach Blvd. St. Augustine, FL 32080 904460-1200 MAKING SENSE OF INVESTING An Informed Christmas Gift (904) 900-2717 Located in the Sea Grove Plaza across from Sun Trust Bank During this holiday season and every day of the year, we wish you all the best. MERRY CHRISTMAS As you know, the holiday season and expensive. And while you certainly giving presents to your loved ones, pleasurable if they dont add a lot more weight to your debt load. And thats why youll want to follow some smart money-management techniques over the next few weeks. To begin with, try to establish realistic budgets for both your entertaining and your gift giving. When you host family and friends, dont go overboard on your expenditures. Your guests will still appreciate your efforts, which, with a little creativity, can create a welcoming and fun experience for everyone. As a guiding principal, keep in mind these words attributed to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the famous German poet and philosopher: What you can do without, do without. Set a budget and stick to it. And the same rule applies to most expensive presents, or overwhelm recipients with the sheer volume of your gifts. This is especially true if you, like so many people, have been affected by the tough economy. Everyone you know will understand that gifts dont have to be lavish to be meaningful. Furthermore, by sticking to a budget, you wont be tempted to dip into your long-term investments to pay for fabulous parties or mountains of gifts. Its never a good idea to tap longterm investments for short-term needs, but can be especially bad when your investment prices are down, as they may well be this year. So, if you want to stick to a budget but you dont want to raid your investments, how can you pay for your holiday season expenses? If you can spread out your purchases, you may be able to pay for them from your normal might want to consider plastic your credit card. Using your credit card does not, by itself, need to amount to chosen a card that offers favorable terms and youve already shown the discipline not to over-use that card. Just try to minimize your credit card usage over the holidays and pay off your card as soon as you can. Of course, you can make your speaking, if youve set up a holiday fund to cover your various expenses. While its too late to set up such a fund this year, why not get an early start on the 2012 holiday season? All you need to do is put away some money each month into an easily accessible account, separate from your everyday accounts. You dont have to put in a great deal, but you do need to be consistent, which is why you may want to have the money moved automatically, once a month, from your checking or savings account to your holiday fund. When next years holiday season rolls around, you might be pleasantly surprised by how much youve accumulated. But for now, following some common-sense money management practices can help you get through the and that type of result can get your new year off to a positive start. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Most folks who read this column are aware that I generally steer away from topics and themes, and rather tend to pitch a big tent wide enough to speak to many spiritual traditions as they apply to our political, educational, and economic world. This month, however, I feel a need to focus on what most Christians declare to be the Reason for the Season, which is the very Christian idea of the Incarnation of the Son that foundational proclamation. I also hope, however, that in so doing in the context something of potential value in their own spiritual investigations. A very valuable resource for deeply informing spiritual reading was recently published by HarperOne as compiled by scholars associated with Renovare, an interdenominational enterprise devoted to spiritual renewal. In my opinion it would make the ideal Christmas gift for especially thoughtful Christian adults and teens. Indeed, there was a time when the Christian public was largely a spiritual reading public, and while that is no longer the case (and I whose religious predilections are more inclined toward other areas of spiritual life) there are surely many who might appreciate knowing about this new resource. Entitled 25 Books Every Christian Should Read A Guide to Essential Spiritual Classics, this handy and readable if at times challenging mini anthology of nearly 400 pages features gems from the larger Christian tradition embracing both the Western and Eastern traditions of the historic Church, some stretching back to the very early centuries of the common era and also including works by 20th century authors. While there are excellent living authors that are given honorable mention featured works were all written by those who have physically moved on from this earthly realm. Descriptions of each work are provided, along with excerpts from them, which really makes for a nice and substantial reading experience. There is also a discussion guide for group study and Familiar and somewhat unfamiliar titles appear in the table of contents. The place along with Thomas a Kempis The Imitation of Christ. Like a little Russian to spice up your reading cupboard? How about some The Brothers Karamazov from Dostoevsky or The Way of a Pilgrim written by an anonymous 19th century an Anglican Catholic I especially appreciate the inclusion of Revelations of Divine Love (Showings) by English anchoress Julian of I dont want to wear out my busy, Christmas shopping readership so Ill cease my bloviating right here. But please do yourselves a favor. At least check out this title online, and see if it wouldnt truly make an excellent gift for a family member, you this get this nifty volume and make a New Years resolution to actually READ the whole of it by the end of 2012. I promise you, youll be a better person for it this time next year if you do. Merry Christmas, everyone! God bless one and all, Dr. Nick TEMPLE BY THE SEA 2055 Wildwood Drive, St. AugustineServices: First & Third Friday Evenings of the Month at 7:30 p.m.Rabbi Mark N. Goldman A Reform T emple Bet YamReach The Beach By U.S. MAIL! 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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal December 2011 7 St. Augustine Beaches Advisory Committee Ann Palmquist, Committee Member Z en and the A rt of L ight Professional Packing, Shipping & Mailing Service Center (904)460-0022 With Safe ShipYou Have Options For info & directions please see St. Johns County Sheriffs Corner By David Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff Holiday Crime Prevention I n 1843, Charles Dickens wrote a story intended, he said, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humor with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. With greatest humility I offer this of John Muir; the acumen of a Native American Proverb; the love of Leo Buscaglia; the Zen of being, Lao Tzu; the insight of Rachel Carson; all wrapped in the hope shared by Mr. Dickens, to raise a Ghost of an Idea, gladden the heart, and share the light of the season. Climb the mountains and get their good will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. ~John Muir ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ C elebrations around the world pay homage to this season of light. Winter Solstice arrives on the shortest day and the longest night of the year, December 2122. The Winter Solstice occurs exactly when the axial tilt of a planet's polar hemisphere is farthest away from the star that it orbits; 23 26'. Wikipedia. During this darkest time of the year facts do little to dispel fears of darkness however, astonishing accurate measurements calibrated the exact time Pagan religions such as Wicca and Celtic celebrated rituals and customs tracing their beginnings to pre-Christian festivals. In Scandinavia, during the Winter Solstice, and life-giving properties of the returning sun. A Yule or Juul Log was brought in and burned on the hearth in honor of the Scandinavian god Thor. This longest night of the year has been celebrated in the Americas Different tribes had different rituals and celebrations. The Hopi tribal celebration lasted for 20 days, included prayer concluded with a rabbit hunt, feasting new beginning and the return of light. When the last tree has been cut down, the last river has been polluted and the last realize that money cant buy everything. ~Native American Proverb. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ T he season is ushered in with stories retold, books reread and candles lit remembering the Festival of Lights, the wings of angels, and songs repeating again messages of goodwill. Against the nights chill we seek the warmth of the old familiar, a patchwork quilt, tissue paper carefully removed, and once again we see the alchemy of season turn threads into pure gold. Family history told in scraps and pieces of cloth, stitch a tapestry sewed with love and care. Seeing evidence from our past we can sympathize with Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge when he was visited by three spirits. Our quilt with names and dates, stitched in an embroidery font, record our past and stories begging to be retold. New threads trace and celebrate new arrivals and commemorate the passing of giants. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~Leo F. Buscaglia. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ T he magic of a gift from the heart is that the enchantment grows long after the wrapping and bows are gone. Such was a gift to the City of St. Augustine Beach. Wanting to share and extend the beauty of the Commissioner Barbara Ellis, who served from 2004 to 2006, supported a vision to share the magic of light. Thank you Barbara, for this gift from the heart and for your service to the City of St. Augustine Beach. Next time you see Barbara ask her to share the story or two about her service to the Citys celebrations. Along A1A Beach Blvd. lights are hung in creative shapes each representing life in the sea, the creative holiday lighting in the City of St. Augustine Beach. He who seeds a thought, harvests a destiny, Zen proverb. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A gift from the heart answers the old math riddle, when is the sum of the parts greater than the whole? A Thomas Glover Sculpture greets visitors to City Hall and answers the riddle. This gift of beauty was given by Barry and Maida Tuttle and would prove to be the Genesis of things to come. The spirit of the sea is captured in this sculpture which looks as if it could almost swim. Thank you for such a nice catch, Barry and Maida! Advisory Committee, BAC, worked with Glover and Marian Lerbs for over a year to promote and secure a proper setting for a unique gift of fourteen sculptures given by Glover to the City. Zen of Art in Public Places followed and the Sculpture Garden at Lake Anhinga in Lakeside Park was born. Designed to celebrates the awesome beauty of the City the sum of fourteen parts is greater than the whole, the original gift given by the Tuttles. Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. ~Rachel Carson. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ T he City of St. Augustine Beach, a young 52 year old community, has been graced with the gift of Light, the gift of Art in Public Places, and the Spirit of the Season. Come and make a little history in the most beautiful city by the sea. Happy New Year and to all a good light. We are coming up on one of the most festive times of the year for families with the celebration of several holidays. disappointment and sorrow when someone becomes a victim of a scam, burglary or online fraudulent holiday shopping scheme. At a time of year when most people who relish taking advantage of it. Crime statistics always rise during the holiday season and I wish to pass along a few tips to help you avoid becoming a victim. Business experts tell us that again this year the number of people who shop online for gifts will increase dramatically and therefore so do the opportunities for those who use new technology to take advantage of unsuspecting victims. The cyber-crimes that become more popular during the holiday shopping season include fraudulent auction sites, resale of stolen or counterfeit gift cards and reshipping merchandise purchased with stolen credit cards. One of the most common internet scams involves advertise an item at a bargain price. If you place an order the crook will charge your legitimate credit card for the order then use a separate stolen credit card to purchase the product and have it shipped. This could make you liable for receiving stolen goods. I recommend if you wish to purchase a gift paying with PayPal or some other reputable third party payment service. That way your credit card number and personal information is not shared with the seller. Most of you already know the safety tips for traditional retail shopping: take your purchases to your vehicle frequently and lock them in the trunk or out-of-site; carry purses with the strap going over one shoulder and the purse against your body on the opposite side; carry billfolds in a side pants pocket; pay by credit card or check if at all possible: and if you must use an ATM always shield the keypad when entering your PIN and put cash away promptly in your purse or wallet. Home burglaries are more common during the holidays and sadly the thieves target the gifts under the tree. If you are going to be away from home, leave some lights on and a radio or television to make it appear and sound as if someone is home. After the celebration do not put the boxes of expensive gifts out for street garbage pickup them so only plain cardboard shows so they dont become an unintended billboard for what you have in your home. Holiday parties can be wonderful fun but please remember to celebrate safely and if alcoholic beverages are served, moderation is the best practice. The concept of friends dont let friends drive drunk becomes even driver patrols out in full force to help keep your family safe during the holidays. Whether you will be celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or a holiday of another faith on behalf of all of us at the and best wishes for the New Year. For any issue regarding law enforcement and/or public safety you can always contact me indoor Fitness room Atlantic Beach & Tennis Club 20th Anniversary Special! for St. Augustine Beach, Butler Beach & Crescent Beach. Save up to $150.00!


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal December 2011 8 By Gerald Townsend, M.D. Townsend Clinic 4475 U.S. 1 South, Suite 100 Call 461-1901 St. Augustine Beach Health Focus According to the National Institute of Health, I should be almost 7 feet tall Thats right. My weight is around 240 lbs. If I use their BMI (Body Mass Index) axis, then follow the vertical line going straight up through the Obese zone gliding swiftly through the Overweight I am in the Healthy zone, I should be somewhere off the chart that stops at 6-6. Ouch. Now What At 50 years old, getting taller is out of the BMI Chart and see where the horizontal height line intersects with the vertical weight line, I am squarely in the Obese section. Double Ouch. The Plan If you are like me, and unfortunately way too many people are, we need to develop a series of simple steps to getting Step 1: Realize the problem Obesity increases the likelihood that we will get high blood pressure, high cholesterol or triglycerides, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and respiratory problems, and some forms of cancer. This is serious. Step 2: Develop a plan Its not magic. Its DIET AND EXERCISE. We have heard it all of our lives. First, go to a doctor to get a physical exam and check labs as well as any other studies the physician might think are appropriate to begin our new way of life. Once we know these are all okay, the doctor may discuss a Diet and Exercise Prescription, refer us to a dietician, or we will decide on some general rules for exercise and appropriate foods. Most likely, the physician will do what I like to do and that is steer us toward legitimate sources for dietary changes based upon what he or she knows about us. If we preferred to stay away from red meat, recommendations would be different than, say, if we had gluten sensitivity or were diabetic. In the end, the best rule for anyone is: PORTION CONTROL and VARIETY That is: Eat the correct foods in moderation. Eat for long term weight loss and a lifetime of good eating habits. When I was in college, as a member of the UF Judo Club we would go to tournaments and compete by weight class. A friend of mine wanted to drop two weight classes below where he usually competed because, quite frankly, those guys in his usual weight class were really big. So, he went on his now famous A Cookie a Day Diet two weeks before the tournament. Not only did he make the weight he was hoping for, he got clobbered by a bunch of little guys and it took him about two weeks to recover from his diet and get back to normal again. Dont do that. Its silly. Second: We will exercise in moderation. That means I will not burn myself out trying to be 18 years old by lifting a lot of weight then running a few miles. I cant do it. Itll hurt. Ill quit. No, maybe well do a brisk walk for a mile once a day to start, and then increase our distance gradually. Step 3: Follow the Plan This is the most exciting part and again, the most disappointing to so many. While we may have good intentions, somehow we often fall back into our old habits and ways of life, especially during the holidays. Remember, we have realized the problem. Its big. It could end our lives prematurely. We know what to do. Integrate this way of living into our lives and it will become habit. We will forgive ourselves for falling off the program. Were human. We will get up and start working at it again until its a normal part of our lives. Think of it. It will be normal to be healthy. Now thats living! celebration in 2009, f public could go on and on. Of course, the Civic Association isnt simply a faceless organization. Real people are responsible for all the work it does. Space limits here dont allow me to provide photos of the board of directors, but I can give you their names: President Robert Samuels, Vice President Dr. Nick Marziani, Secretary Andrea Samuels, Treasurer Frank Ward, and Directors at Large Michael Longstreet and Michael Mele. The Association has over 500 dues paying members, which is remarkable considering that in 2001 it had about 50 members. Finally, what does Buzz, the title of my opus here, have to do with the Association? I thought that youd never ask. The title popped into my mind as I was walking home from one of the Wednesday night concerts this past summer. There may with vehicles, ditto the lot on the west side of the Boulevard and along the north side of 16th Street. Folks were walking north along the Boulevard to the concert, carrying folding chairs and containers of beverage(s) of their choice. Panama Hatties, Sunset Grille and Coquina Beach Surf Club (formerly Barnacle Bills) were stuffed with customers; there was a line at Rita Ices takeout window and people were waiting inside Antonios for slices of pizza. And I thought: How amazing that in this little beach city on an evening in the middle of an ordinary workweek there was such a buzz of activity, and how so much of that buzz was due to the efforts of one organization: the Civic Association. 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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal December 2011 10 Pandiculation By Rob Stanborough PT, DPT, MHSc, MTC, CMTPT, FAAOMPT First Coast Rehabilitation (904) 829-3411 Fresh, Local Seafood Prepared the Way You Like it! Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday 7:30am-10:30am Lunch & Dinner: 7 Days 11am-9:00pm Early Bird Specials: M-F 3:30pm-5:30pm St. Augustines Best Casual Oceanfront Restaurant (904) 471-8700 Open For BREAKFAST Saturday & Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Join Us For and more! Padicuwhat? Pandiculation is involuntary stretching of soft tissues. Youve probably seen your dog or cat perform such stretches upon waking from a nap or even experienced the refreshing feeling yourself. Yawning is a perfect example of pandiculation arms stretched over head, back arched. Its a stretch that cant be stopped. But why do our bodies do such strange things? One current hypothesis is that it helps regulate our locomotor or musculoskeletal system. Most people know muscles move bones, which create movement but few have heard about fascia. Fascia is the fabric that helps hold us together and more. Current research now tells us fascia not only holds us together but also plays an integrative role with muscles. It helps distribute forces as we move and assist in locomotion. So why stretch or pandiculate? Although fascia is a durable connective tissue and remains lubricated and mobile with movement, it can become sticky and stiff with the lack thereof, hence the need to pandiculate or yawn upon rising from rest. Such stretches are thought to reverse the affects of the stillness of sleeping. The purpose of this column is to emphasize the need to stretch. Chances are the last time many of you stretched with a goal in mind was when you participated in hips, ankles, knees and toes during elementary school PE. The fact is, stretching should be a regular part of ones life. Gentle stretches to the neck, shoulders, back, hips and legs are thought to decreases compressive forces to the Ive been focusing on posture in my last few columns because it is our daily, habitual postures, in part, dictate our we hold ourselves and move. If you tend to sit at the computer much of the day you should reverse the affects by stretching your shoulders back as you walk through door or stretch your front hip muscles by placing your hands on your hips and bending backwards. As Ive shown, your body will automatically attempt to maintain the mobility of soft tissue via pandiculation (involuntary stretches). Voluntary, and routine, stretching is bound to have a greater and longer lasting effect. If you are getting stiffer or feel you are losing range of motion, perhaps you should consult your physician or physical therapist regarding a stretching program. It may be a stretching program can be also many group exercise programs offered in St. Augustine. Why not be a part of one. have a need to pandiculate. Rob Stanborough is a physical therapists, president and co-owner of First Coast Rehabilitation. He is co-author of Myofascial Manipulation: Theory & Application, 3rd ed by Proed Inc. He has been in practice for over 13 years, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists and techniques. Read previous columns posted We Cover The Beaches! Commodores Club Lions Gate Cedar Ridge Ocean Woods Ocean Oaks Marsh Creek Country Club Woodland Estates Ocean Walk Ocean Trace Sea Gate Anastasia Lakes Surfwood Sea Colony Magnolia Dunes Island Hammock Sea Oaks Ocean Palms Call Todd (904)-505-0301 For Advertising Information Sea Grove Distributed monthly by U.S. Mail to these large neighborhoods and more! volunteers to serve on the city's code enforcement board. Because of population growth, the 19. Scheduled three topics for the December 5th meeting: a. the parking of storage trailers in commercial districts; b. the creation of policies to prohibit commissioners and city staff from talking to the media about matters that are in litigation or may result in litigation; c. the creation of policies regarding whether commissioners may participate in meetings by telephone when the commissioners are out of the area, and what constitutes an "excused" absence when a commissioner cannot attend a meeting. As noted above, the city commission's next meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 5, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the city hall, 2200 A1A South. The public is welcome to attend. PLEASE NOTE: Under Florida law, most communications to and from the City are public direct questions to Max Royle, City Manager, City of St. Augustine Beach, 2200 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080, 904-471-2122. 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