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Beaches News Journal P.O. Box 51593 Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240 News Journal St.Au Downtown 1 Yay Trees? Whats Inside The This Month Ringworm is not a Worm Its a Fungus PRSRT SDT US POSTAGE PAID CALLAHAN, FL PERMIT #4 NEWS FOR AND ABOUT RESIDENTS OF THE ST. AUGUSTINE BEACHES AREA Sell Invest ments for the Right Reasons Have you found your God yet? St.AugustineBeaches City Hall Update March 2012 At its February 6, 2012 regular, the St. Augustine Beach City Commission took the following actions: 1. Honored two Public Works employees, Mr. Mark Majewski and Mr. Paul Raymond, for the actions they took at the City's New Year's when they assisted a citizen who was choking because his throat was obstructed. Mr. Majewski and Mr. Raymond also received the Bronze Good Citizenship Award from the local chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Mr. Oscar Patterson, the chapter's president, presented the awards. winners of the holiday lighting contest. They were: Ms. Victoria Shoff (residential), Rich and Lauren O'Brien (commercial, Fiesta Falls), Ms. Barbara Kleisler (subdivision entrance, Sea Grove). 3. Re-appointed Mr. Albert Peppe and Mr. Marshall Schneider to another threeyear term on the city's Code Enforcement Board. Sauvage and Mr. Steve Cupolo about the city's Beach Blast Off event on New Year's Eve. The event earned $24,783 for the city. The money will be used to upgrade the splash park. 5. Heard an update report by Mr. Billy Zeits, the county's Beach Operations Manager, on the 2011 beach season, and how much money was received and spent on beach operations. Mr. Zeits noted that there were no injuries or deaths on the beach in 2011. By interlocal agreement, the county manages the section of beach that is within the city's limits. 6. Approved a budget resolution to appropriate $1,543 for a police department grant and to accept a $2,500 donation from the Civic (continued on page 3) Students from St. Johns and Clay Counties took to the steps of the State Capitol in Tallahassee November 29 December 1 to compete in the Florida YMCAs Youth in Government (YIG) 55th State Assembly, a state-wide competition where teens play the role of government leaders for the day. Over the past few months, students have been hard at work researching and preparing bills on issues that affect Florida residents. Eight of the 14 bills presented by students advanced to the Governors Executive Cabinet, the highest level of the assembly. These included an act to amend Nease High School who received runner-up for the best bill. (continued on page 4) More Than 15 Local Students Competed on the Floor of the State Capitol Through YMCA Youth in Government Health Information Management students enrolled at St. Johns River State College recently completed the associate in science degree program designed to train students as technicians who provide health information services throughout the health care delivery system. These technicians serve as medical coders, clinical data specialists, data quality managers, compliance The program consists of 67 semester hours of general education and health information management core courses. After receiving the A.S. degree, students are eligible to sit for the national credentialing exam to become (contined on page 8) SJR State Health Information Students Complete Program Students completing the Health Information Management degree program at St. Johns River State College are, from left: Susan Schultz, Donna Jensen, Rosemary Jones-Inci, Jennifer Penuliar, Stephanie Dale, Debra Winn, SJR State HIM program director Virginia Delgado-Oakwood, MS, RHIA, Kelly Smith, Theresa Ann Burch, Carrie Todd, Tatishia Daniels and Christina Renshaw.
St. Augustine Beaches News Journal March 2012 2 News From Around St. Johns County St. Augustine Crescent Beach ATLANTIC OCEAN St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Shores PO Box 51593, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240 Todd Logsdon General Manager (904) 505-0301 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cliff Logsdon Publisher/Editor (270) 537-5304 Email: email@example.com Online at www.beachesnewsjournal.com 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. 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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 S. Gary Snodgrass City Manager Max Royle www.staugbch.com email@example.com City of St. Augustine Beach 904-471-1023 www.cartersjewelry.net Paying Top Dollar! Cash for Gold, Diamonds and Coins A new ice cream and coffee establishment is opening in the St. Augustine Beach and drive thru ordering, dog-friendly with ice cream dog treats available. Cone Heads Ice Cream features Working Cow Homemade Ice Cream producing natural products. No use of bovine growth hormones or high fructose corn syrup. Cone Heads will be using state-of-the-art equipment to bring the customer the freshest made products with the best possible taste. The coffee line offers locally roasted coffee beans producing a perfect cup every time. Cone Heads also customizes your cup just the way you want it, including Agave and Monin sweetener lines. Cone Heads strives to use Green, all natural, products for our many ice cream containers. A strong focus on environmental friendliness is one of the things we pride ourselves on. The search is always on for new ways to show our green colors. Ice Cream items include -32 Flavors (24 Rotating) of dip Ice Cream, 100% Fruit Smoothies, Ice Cream Hurricanes, Hand Spun Milkshakes, Soft-Serve Ice Cream. Coffee/Hot drinks Products: Mochachino, Espresso, Cappuccino, Hot Chocolate, Americana, American Brew (Reg/Decaf), all natural Tea. Breakfast/Snacks: Fruit Parfaits, All Natural Oatmeal, Fresh Fruit options. Cone Heads Ice Cream is scheduled to open in March 2012 at 570 A1A Beach Blvd. Hours of operations will be 7 daya week from 7 am to 9 pm. For additional information call 904460-2878. Cone Heads Ice Cream Coming to the Beach Eat, Shop and tap your toes while the kids are in the Zone at the St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival March 16th-18th. The Festival features great Seafood, Arts & Crafts and music. You can have boat loads of food, before strolling through more than 100 arts and crafts exhibitors and then relax while the performers keep you entertained. The Kids zone lets the younger fans keep busy too. You might go home the winner of groceries, cash and other prizes. These are just a few of the highlights of the 31st annual St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival on March 16th-18th 2012. This event, drawing well over 20,000 people is a favorite throughout northeast Florida. It is fun for all ages while helping out a worthy cause. Headliner Valerie Smith, a former Grammy nominee, will be sure to delight you, as well as the other regional and local favorites. To be held on Francis Field at 25 W. Castillo Drive in St. Augustine, next to the Visitors Center. Presented by Winn Dixie Augustine Record. No pets or coolers allowed at the event. For complete details go to www.lionsfestival.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone 904-829-1753. St Augustine Lions Seafood Festival presented by WINN DIXIE Stores For its March 9th and 11th Winter Concert performances, the St. Augustine Community Orchestra will present a unique program of selected classical music used in recent hit movies. For example, Conductor William McNeiland has chosen Sir Edward Elgars Pomp and Circumstance School Musical, a 2006 Disney Channel (1971) Director Stanley Kubricks futuristic tale of decaying cities. Other examples include Jacques Offenbachs Orpheus in the Underworld (1858), a humorous French musical take-off on the Greek tragedy, used Award winner of 1997) and Moulin Rouge. (2001). Music by well-known composers of earlier times has often been used in modern music, the emotional and sensory effects that the original composer wrote into it. Samuel Barbers Adagio for Strings (1936), a slow movement taken from his string Man (1980), and Lorenzos Oil (1992). This same music was also used during the funerals of Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy. And Johann Strauss Jr.s Blue Danube accompaniment by Bob Moore, playing keyboards, and Tony Steve, percussion. Bob Moore is a composer of sacred music, piano pieces, chamber music, and orchestral works. He is currently Director of Music at St. Patricks Episcopal Church. With percussionist Tony one for Curses. Tony Steve is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Music and Percussion at Jacksonville University where he teaches percussion and composition, and plays percussion for the Jacksonville Symphony. During his career he has played percussion for numerous orchestras in the U.S. and Europe, working with such well-known personalities as Henry Mancini, Aretha Franklin, The Mannheim Steamroller, and Xavier Cugat. Tickets for each concert are $10 at the door. Children 12 and under, and students with I.D. are admitted free. There is no reserved seating. Refreshments will be available for $5 (wine) and $2 (water), along with free snacks before the concert and during intermission. The Orchestra is celebrating its 50th anniversary this season, having presented concerts for St. Augustine and surrounding area residents every year since 1961. Persons who wish to join the orchestra and who are competent players on their instrument and read music accurately are encouraged to contact Victoria Scarlett at 904-473-5911, or by e-mail at email@example.com. 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. The Orchestra appreciates the ongoing support of the Tourist Development Council, and the Lightner rehearsal facilities, Ponte Vedra United Methodist Church and Ponte Vedra Christ Episcopal Church for concert venues, and for donations from its many advertisers and individual donors. For more information about the St. Augustine Community Orchestra and future concerts, log on to www.staugustineorchestra.org. March Concerts to Feature Classical Music Used in Movies
St. Augustine Beaches News Journal March 2012 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 (continue from page 1) Association for the purchase of a light tower and portable generator for the department. 7. Agreed with the St. Johns Cultural Council's request to remove the former building has with the city for the use of the former city hall, which is adjacent to the county pier park. of the former city hall. 8. Decided to have a structural engineer evaluate the condition of the former building it is, then a local organization, the Art Studio use as an arts studio. 9. Heard a preliminary proposal that the for use as a restaurant. 10. Approved an interlocal agreement with the county to change the formula for the distribution of revenue from the local option gasoline tax. 11. Approved an increase in the reimbursement to Stone Engineering, the city's civil engineering consultant, for work on two projects: storm drainage improvements and the Ocean Hammock Park driveway and parking lot. to amend the city's alcoholic beverage regulations to allow chocolatiers to sell bottles of wine dipped on chocolate for off-premise consumption. 13. Approved Police Chief Richard Hedges' request that the city begin the process to have the police department accredited. 14. Heard a report from Mayor S. Gary Snodgrass that Regency Centers, the owner of the Anastasia shopping center, has decided not to proceed with the purchase of the 6.1 acre tract north of the shopping center that the county and the city own. Regency had proposed buying the land so that the shopping center could be expanded. The city commission's next regular meeting will be held on Monday, March 5, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the city hall, 2200 A1A South. The public is invited to attend. PLEASE NOTE: Under Florida law, most communications to and from the City are public records. Your e-mails, including your e-mail address, may be subject to public disclosure. Max Royle, City Manager City of St. Augustine Beach 2200 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080 phone: 904-471-2122 for business on February 17 th. The phone number is (904) 460-1200. business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of directly with nearly 7 million clients to understand their personal goals -from college savings to retirement -and create long-term investment solutions that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio and a buy-and-hold strategy. Edward Jones embraces the importance of building long-term, face-to-face relationships with clients, helping them to understand and make sense of the investment options available today. www.edwardjones.com/, and its recruiting website is http://www.careers.edwardjones.com/. Member SIPC. Edward Jones Financial Advisor The Friends of Anastasia Island Branch Library (SeaGrove Town Center, St Augus tine Beach) will be holding their Spring book sale on March 29, 30, 31, 2012. Hours are: Books are donated by the community as well as dis carded books by the public library. Approximately 8-10,000 books/items will be available. Books include like-new hardcover bestsellers with dust jackets at $2 each. Most other books priced at $1 each. Mass market paperbacks priced at $0.50 each.Children's books priced from 0.$25 to $2.00 each. Videocassettes (VHS) priced at $0.50 each. Audio cassettes priced at $1.00 each. CD's and DVD's priced at $2.00 each. Specially priced items include sets of books, books by local authors or about St Augustine, and like-new coffee-table titles from $2 to $50 each. (doesn't include specially priced items). Inventory is comprised of about 90% donations and 10% library discards. These books have been sorted by volunteers to select those for special pricing. No commercial consignor has scanned our inventory since the last sale. A small collection of books are available on an on-going basis in the library for a $2.00 donation. Library staff selects books for their collection. Proceeds from the book sale are used for the library to purchase items on their wish list. The wish list includes the summer Florida Library Youth Program (FLYP) for chil dren, adult/children/teen book collections and programs as well as specialized equipment (e.g., movie screen, furniture) needed to implement targeted programs. The proceeds supplement funds from the county and with continuing cuts in the county budget, the money raised is critical to provide ongoing quality programs and materials. Questions? Claire Comstock at firstname.lastname@example.org and leave a message. If email is not available, please call 471-2423 and leave a message (repeat name and phone # on the voice mail). Anastasia Library Book Sale AAA Inspectors Select 14 Favorite Places for Enchanting Valentine Escapes. What better way to celebrate Valentines Day than a romantic getaway or private dinner with that special someone? Cupid can be found at hotels and restaurants throughout the U.S. and Canada all year. But for those seeking an exceptional opportunity to cozy up to a sweetheart this February, AAA inspectors have compiled their favorite places for romance. One of which is Beachfront Bed & Breakfast, Saint Augustine Beach, Florida. Situated directly on the beach in a city noted for romance, this quaint, adult-only B&B offers breathtaking views from many areas of the property. here. Unlike traditional B&Bs, Beachfront B & B features a heated pool, hot tub and complimentary bicycles. Romance packages include champagne and chocolates on arrival. Join hosts Lauren & Rich OBrien for an oceanfront getaway that is conveniently 10 minutes to historic St. Augustine. www.beachfrontbandb.com. Beachfront Bed & Breakfast AAA 3 Diamond rated Bed and Breakfast
the Civic Association asks the Police Dept. and Public Works for a wish list of helpful items beyond the budget. The Music by the Sea Concerts have been scheduled and can be viewed on our website. There will be some surprises for our 10th Anniversary. Civic Association members already get a 25% discount on all services offered at Jetway Parking DBA Park EZ Fly Jacksonville Owner Shaun Nicholson contacted the Civic Association to extend his 25% discount to his Orlando location at 1777 McCoy Rd. Orlando, FL 32809. The name of facility is Red Coach and it will be managed by Jetway For more information 904-741-6300 or www.JetwayParking. com. The Beachfront Bed & Breakfast in St. Augustine Beach was selected by AAA as one of the 14 most enchanting destinations for a romantic, Valentine's Day getaway in the United States and Canada. The prestigious listing was compiled by AAA's inspectors who visit nearly every accommodation in the two countries. The Beachfront Bed & Breakfast was the only Florida property Lauren O'Brien. At the February City Commission meeting the Beach Restoration Project update was that the 2.1 million yards of sand to be pumped beginning in March and continuing for 6 months was on schedule. As of early February Pope Road has been barricaded. The city will monitor progress carefully with Mayor Snodgrass attending regular meetings. The Pier Park Lighting brief permitting delay. A new vendor for delivery time will keep the project on schedule to meet the April 30th deadline. The Ocean Hammock Park Entry Road and Parking Lot project should be compeleted in March. Marc Chatin, Public Works Director, reported that minor engineering changes will be made to the parking area and the project is on schedule. This unpaved project will have a circular loop parking lot for at least 20 cars. Included in this project will be an access to the walkway across from the lot. Several agenda items carried over from last year were again postponed because of the late hour of the meeting. Still needing to be considered are new policies about absenteeism, annexation and prohibition of discussion by city regarding legal issues. Also, a review of ordinances about trailers on commercial property and RV parking on private property. Don't forget to visit the Wednesday Farmers/Arts & Crafts Market at the Pier Park. We always have new vendors joining the market. The produce is fresh, the food delicious and the shopping always unique. St. Augustine Beaches News Journal March 2012 4 By Robert Samuels, President St. Augustine Beach Civic Association St. Augustine Beach Civic Association www.thecivicassociation.com S. Gary Snodgrass, Mayor City of St. Augustine Beach, FL email@example.com Ask the Mayor 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 Congregation904-819-1875www.templebetyam.org T emple Bet YamReach The Beach By U.S. MAIL! The Beaches News Journal reaches thousands of homes in the Beaches area by U.S. Mail. The Civic Association meeting will be scheduled for Tuesday March 13th at 7:00pm at City Hall. Our featured speaker this month will be Ms. Nana Royer President of St. Augustine Beach Community Garden. Association. Also presenting will be Mr. Jim Wauldron of Don's Friends Run updating us on the April 13th-14th event. Jesse Fish authentically portrayed by beach resident John Stavely was unable to appear at February's meeting because he'd been invited to Tallahassee by Governor Scott. We look forward to seeing him this month. As always, the public is invited and refreshments will be served. Membership renewals for 2012 will be taking place. More information is available at www.TheCivicAssociation.org The Civic Association has been busy with several projects. Mr. Samuels reported to the commission for the Pedestrian X-ing Committee. Permission was to three more crosswalks: Pier Park, 11St. and Ocean Hammock Park Walkway. The Civic Association will donate $600.00 to cover all installation expenses. This will bring the (2) crossings with current or anticipated painting and signage. No other crossings conditions change The committee also recommended consideration be given to adding an additional pedestrian crossing in the area adjacent to 14th and 15th Streets in order to service the increased pedestrian activity at this location between lodging and restaurants. Request that St. Johns County repaint and update all of the crossings along Beach Boulevard to make them more visible to motorists. This would include perpendicular stripping to the crossing markings and adding appropriate stop-bar painting to the road prior to the crossings as an additional warning to motorists of a potential impending stop. These enhancements already exist at the Pier Park crossing and would increase the visibility of the remaining crossings. Also last month the SAB Police Department received a $2,500.00 donation for the purchase of an emergency light system and portable generator. Every year As outlined in the last column, there are many challenges and opportunities confronting our City this year and beyond. Here is an update of recent events and a snapshot of other projects on the horizon: for several months. It will commence within the next few weeks and continue for approximately six months. It is a complicated project involving heavy equipment and machinery and may inconvenience citizens and tourists but in the long run, should Studies show that investing in beaches increases tourism spending, increases sales, income and employment and provides habitat for animals and vegetation. These are outcomes we seek. Please exercise care and caution when visiting the beach during this re-nourishment effort. Ensuring your safety is our number one priority. based developer who had expressed in interest in purchasing the former Atkinson property, the 6.1 acre tract north of Anastasia Plaza and adjacent to the Whispering Oaks subdivision (currently owned jointly by the County and the City) advised the City had expected them to come forward with a revised proposal after months of discussions meetings with homeowner associations and concerned citizens. They indicated, however, that they had not been able to get the support of stakeholders and thus they decided not to move forward with a revised proposal. formerly known as Maratea and before that the London Tract, located between beach communities Bermuda Run and Sea Colony, was purchased by the City as a green space and public beach access point, will soon have parking spaces for citizens and tourists who want to use the 1,700 foot boardwalk to the beach. The park will have twenty parking spaces (hopefully by the end of April). Plenty of green space and natural environment will remain with sand and marshland which serves as home to cedar trees, live oaks, birds and other wildlife. Here is a quick listing of City-sponsored /led projects for 2012: Park. Park (at Pier Park). the erosion along a section of the City's main drainage canal that goes through the Marsh Creek subdivision. We value your inputs and ideas for making our City a better community. Please write with your comments and suggestions. S. Gary Snodgrass Created to prepare students for responsible leadership in the American democratic process, YMCA Youth in Government gives kids the support and encouragement to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Through the program, high school students have state government operates while building earning college credit. Through YMCA Youth in and have the opportunity to experience the legislative process, said Leslie Cook, Senior Program Director for the Clay County Family YMCAs. It is great to see these young people embracing their civic responsibilities and training to become tomorrows leaders. Across the country, 25,000 students, from nearly 40 states, attend YMCA Youth in Government conferences each year to discuss and debate issues that affect citizens of their state and to propose legislation. The program culminates with teens serving as delegates at their state the legislature. The Y... for decades, the YMCA of Floridas First Coast has been providing men, women and children of all ages, and from all walks of life opportunities to build stronger bonds, live healthy and become more engaged with their communities. YMCA Youth in Government (continued from page 1)
St. Augustine Beaches News Journal March 2012 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.com www.beachfrontbandb.com www.beachfrontbandb.com www.beachfrontbandb.com www.beachfrontbandb.comYour Hosts Your Hosts Your Hosts Your Hosts Your Hosts By Max Royle St. Augustine Beach City Manager Downtown 1 Phone: 904-236-6243 Fax: 904-239-5505 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 4075 A1A S. Ste 200 St. Augustine, FL 32080 www.anastasialaw.net What do you call a question that provides the answer to another question, and the second question provides the answer should know the answer to what must be a humble city manager who, though faster than a speeding bullet, mightier than a railroad locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings been watching too many reruns of the old Superman TV series. Ye of long enough tooth may remember when it was broadcast in the 1950s and the opening scenes were of a speeding locomotive, a revolver being women in cute dresses and those 50s fashion hats), all looking up as if seeing something Manager, though, truth be told, I bet that if enough research were thoroughly done, it would reveal that the life and career of a real city manager provided the basis for the fable of Superman. City management is that kind of occupation: saving mankind from itself. Humility is the occupations pre-eminent trait, which is, as Im certain youll agree, so refreshing in these ego-besotted times. The question? Its this: What is a downtown? And if you can answer that for a particular city, then youll know where the downtown is. Similarly, if you ask where a citys downtown is, youll know the what. Makes sense? If not, please continue reading. The question came to mind when I read a newspaper article about a Volusia County city, Deltona, population over 85,000, that was incorporated in 1995. Yes, a young city as a formal, political entity, but one that was laid out by a big land development company in the 1960s, when the objective was simply to build houses lots and lots of houses, with no thought at all about blending that residential development with an area or areas for commercial and even, possibly, manufacturing land uses. Thus, in the 41 square miles that comprise Deltona, theres no downtown. No area of adjoining shops, place and provide it with an identity as being something more than merely a collection of individual, single-family houses built along a series of streets. And how shocking is this? The article noted that Deltona doesnt even have a privation. As a consequence of not having a downtown, Deltonians must drive out of their city to shop, eat out, or buy a Vesuvian volcanic crme latte. Jacksonvilles new mayor, Alvin Brown, has made the revitalization of downtown a key goal of his administration. The problem is: This goal is one thats been stated by a series of Jacksonville mayors over the years, yet downtown revitalization for Jacksonville seems to remain resiliently unresponsive to whatever political forces are summoned to achieve it. Why? The answer is complex and involves economics, land use patterns, transportation networks, the price of gasoline, traditional American values of freedom of choice as to where to live and work, and many other factors. The answer has been the topic of books and dissertations by folks far more learned than I am. Perhaps, in the short space available for my essay here, I can attempt an answer by asking another question: Why The answer can be found by a look at what downtowns in many American cities, large and small, were in the past. I remember well the unremarkable, small Massachusetts town where I grew up. Even with a population of only 4,500 residents, it had a thriving downtown that was essential to the towns economic and community life. It was clustered along (where else?) Main Street and consisted of retail stores, a bank, two pharmacies, three grocery stores, three barbershops, two gasoline stations/auto repair garages, a drinking establishment named the Central House (which was central to the lives of some of the men in the town who were fond of their boilermakers), a funeral home, an accountant) and other buildings: two other needs, there was a larger town ten miles to the east with its own downtown that had many other commercial/professional offerings, such as dentists and optometrists, restaurants, two movie theaters, and several chain department stores, such as Sears and Woolworths. But for the working class families of my town with limited incomes and only one car, there wasnt much need to go outside the town for basic goods and services. And many of these families lived close to Main Street, so walking to get the the churches, was the norm. Ive seen photos of Jacksonvilles downtown in the 1940s and s, and its the downtown of any small American town of those times enlarged a thousand fold. (continued on page 8)
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To learn our perspective on whether a particular stock makes complimentary portfolio review. Have News? We welcome Community and Civic news and information about the Anastasia Island area. Please forward those items of general interest to the General Manager or Publisher/Editor. email:firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Phone: 904-505-0301 Its important to understand which investme nts to own, and when to buy them. But you should also know when its time to sell an investment and why. Unfortunately, many people sell investments for the wrong reasons. Some people want the money to purchase socalled hot investments, even if these new investments arent appropriate for their needs. Others own investments that have lost value, and fearing further losses, they decide to sell thereby violating the oldest rule of investing: Buy low and sell high. These types of behavior can lead to at least two major problems. First, if youre constantly selling investments, youll likely incur fees, commissions and taxes that can erode any returns you did manage to achieve. And second, by frequently selling off your investments and buying new ones, thats essential to help you work toward your goals. If you shouldnt sell investments may not even occur, when should you sell? You might want to sell: If your goals have changed You bought certain investments because you thought they would help you make progress toward your objectives. But over time, your goals may change, so in response, you may need to sell some investments and use the money to purchase new ones that are more suitable for your new goals. For example, early in your career, you might that offered high potential for growth, but as you near retirement, you may need to shift some but certainly not all of your growth-oriented vehicles to incomeproducing ones. If the investments themselves change You might have bought a stock because you liked the companys products, business plan or management team. If though, you might need to re-evaluate your ownership of this investment. If you need to rebalance your portfolio You may have decided that your investment portfolio should be composed and cash instruments. But due to changes in the value of your investments, these percentages can shift somewhat, resulting goals and risk tolerance. If that happens, youll need to rebalance your holdings, which may require you to sell some of your investments. If an investment has chronically underperformed Sometimes, an investment simply doesnt perform as well as you had hoped. When this happens, you may be better off by selling the investment and using the money to pursue new opportunities. However, dont rush to judgment. Before you sell an underperforming investment, try to determine why it hasnt done well. Is it because the market as a whole has slumped? If so, your investment could rebound when the market does. Or are there separate factors, unique to this investment, that have caused its problems? If the investments fundamentals and prospects still look good, you might want to simply give it time to prove its worth. By knowing when you should hold an investment, and when you shouldnt, you can avoid costly mistakes and help improve your chances for long-term investment success. So think carefully before putting up the For Sale sign on your investments. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. IF A COMPANY YOU OWN IS IN THE HEADLINES ASK YOURSELF IF IT SHOULD BE IN YOUR PORTFOLIO Believe it or not, the article title above is actually extracted from a book excerpt that I read in the December 2011 edition of the US to Philadelphia late last year. I had changed order to better accommodate attendance at my fathers funeral a long personal and logistical story for another time. I will say here that dads passing was the occasion to be on this particular featured a new book by veteran correspondent and author Eric Weiner Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine. The question in the title came from the words addressed to the author by an ER nurse as he lay in acute intestinal pain and a very vulnerable situation with a sudden, unknown ailment that seemed to only draw deep concern from the on-duty physician. Weiner masterfully as he contemplated the worst. And then he also describes the calm but powerful manner in which an ER nurse entered the examination room, drew some blood, and then simply but engagingly voiced the words above. The way Weiner tells it, the nurses matter-of-factly manner of conveying the question really grabbed him as much as anything. She had an air of clarity and conviction that completely unsettled him and caused him to continue to think about her quiet challenge many weeks after he had been discharged from the hospital for what turned out to be a very bad case of stress-induced intestinal gas, of all things. Weiners story is interesting, but of a genre that is really as old as the 5th century Confessions of St. Augustine. Brilliant man or woman goes about their life seeking excitement, or riches, or fame, or whatever, all the while believing that believing is for soft-headed, non-rational creatures, certainly not for them. Then something comes along to upset the applecart, and a season of introspection sets in maybe many seasons, punctuated by periods of reversion to old, comfortable ways, which increasingly prove unsatisfying. Well, all of us are going to have opportunities, shall we say, to consider our ways and really decide whats of true value. It may be the loss of a loved one, or a health certainly eventually. And then you and I can engage in some honest self-evaluation, and hopefully, make some mid-course corrections in our lives. Weiner. He acknowledges that he still struggles with the whole concept of a personal God to whom he is accountable for his life. I suppose all of us, however spiritually inclined, will always challenges that engage our full humanity. Some of us will probe those horizons in this season of Lent, others will do so later as life offers us a change-up pitch in the middle of our game. However, whenever it happens, the question will loom: Have you found YOUR God yet? May you be enabled by grace to at least say, not completely, but Im still engaged in the search. and all, Dr. Nick.
St. Augustine Beaches News Journal March 2012 7 St. Augustine Beaches Advisory Committee Professional Packing, Shipping & Mailing Service Center (904)460-0022 With Safe ShipYou Have Options For info & directions please see www.safeshipstaug.com St. Johns County Sheriffs Corner By David Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff YAY TREES! As you walk across that frying pan of a parking lot next summer in search of a bit of leafy green respite you may recognize how important trees are to our little city. But right now we are experiencing a rather mild winter brought to you by your friendly neighborhood La Nia. As a result you may currently be less and coniferous city dwellers. However, even those who denounce the tree hugging population among us are enriched by the very presence of trees. If you have been awake this millennium you are probably aware of the green building movement. One of the goals of those involved in sustainable building practices is the reduction of VOCs. But what exactly are VOCs? you may ask. VOC is the acronym for volatile organic compounds. Organic compounds, found in all living things, are chemicals that contain carbon. VOCs are organic compounds that may easily evaporate, quickly being transformed into a gaseous state. These organic vapors may be released through the combustion of certain fuels including coal, gasoline, natural gas and even wood. In your home VOCs are often released from new carpets, cabinetry, paints, fabrics, adhesives and solvents. Some VOCs are harmful irritants and air pollutants. Smog is the result of some of those pollutants. Fortunately, here in Saint Augustine Beach we have an army of tall green neighbors on our side to help combat certain harmful volatile organic compounds. Trees absorb carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and other VOCs that are toxic to humans. As you no doubt learned in elementary school, not only do they eat carbon dioxide for breakfast, lunch and one season for ten men to live on for an entire year. You may not care about air quality until you or a loved one experiences a respiratory issue, but good air quality is vital to promoting respiratory health. Exposure to certain pollutants has been associated with health issues ranging from minor throat irritation to heart disease and cancer. If you thought trees were only good at scrubbing your oxygen supply, think again. They also like to clean up your dirt. Here in North Florida we are often admonished to minimize our ground water runoff. Trees anchor the soil, reducing erosion, conserving rainwater and decreasing runoff. In fact they are capable not all. Trees can actually remove harmful chemicals from the soil, absorbing them, storing them in the leaves, branches, trunks and roots. In some cases trees even transform dangerous compounds into something less harmful. As you sleep trees silently perform these custodial duties. But at this point you might be and air why dont they do something about that water Ive spent so much time contaminating? The truth of the matter is that they have been chemicals from ground water. In fact the U.S. Air Force has used trees to clean the water from aquifers tainted with Trichloroethene (TCE). I know what youre thinking, Well, I like breathing the exhaust, but I just cant stand all the noise from the cars on A1A. So if the trees cant do anything about that then I have no use for them. Lucky for you trees absorb more than contaminants, they also absorb sound from placed they can provide a barrier to sound that is equal to what you could achieve with a concrete wall. Developed areas tend to retain heat in materials like asphalt. Heat is also given off as a by-product of energy consumption. This phenomenon is known as the heat island evapotranspiration and providing shade. They can actually lower surface and air temperatures. Evapotranspiration is the process by which air is cooled when water evaporates from tree surfaces and surrounding soil. Shaded areas under trees transmit less heat to adjacent buildings and However, this is only good for the people who want to lower their energy bills during the hot summer months. Maybe you dont care too much for that oak tree looming over your house, blocking what could be a perfect spot for you to soak up some warm carcinogenic UV rays. But once you cut it down, your electric bills may go up. Your property value may go down and the spot that seemed so nice and sunny may just erode away. The American Forestry Association recommends a minimum of forty percent tree by Tanya Frantzen, LEED AP BD+C Advisory Committee Member 9-1-1 This month I would like to share with you information about an issue we often take for granted making a call to 9-1-1 to report an emergency. You should call 9-1-1 to report crimes in progress, an emergency that is or could become life threatening. Other examples of this are serious medical issues like a heart attack, stroke, seizure, uncontrolled asthma attack, child birth in progress or anything involving serious bodily injury. You should NOT call 9-1-1 to report a burglary or theft that is not in progress or other the various non-emergency numbers in the front call 824-8304, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. designated to operate the enhanced 9-1-1 system. The enhanced indicates that for all land line calls, the location from where the call is originating, is displayed on the dispatchers screen. Most cell phone providers are now sending us the coordinates to help identify the location of mobile calls, but even with this advanced technology there are important procedures the caller can follow to make the The 9-1-1 dispatcher is well trained to gather from you the information necessary. Answer their questions with brief responses based on the best knowledge you have available. Follow instructions, and if there is something you are not clear about or dont understand ask to have it repeated. Above all stay on the line until the dispatcher tells you to hang up. As soon as your children are old enough to understand, start teaching them how and when to use 9-1-1. Be sure they know their name, address and phone number and situations where they may need to call for help such as are no other people around to tell or to ask for help. Practice dialing 9-1-1 with them on a play telephone stressing they need to use a real phone if there is an emergency. Always refer to the emergency number as 9-1-1 and never nine eleven. My office offers youth programs to include 9-1-1 usage for our children. Call our Community Services Youth Programs Deputy at 904-829-9438 for more information. Another issue regarding 9-1-1 emergency services is for subscribers to Voice Over Internet Protocols. Vonage is the best known of these services. These providers are required to provide their customers with 9-1-1 service and work with us in keeping name and address information for internet connected phones. However, if you use this service it is very important you update this information with your provider should you move. Remember, in the event of a power outage or internet connection failure your VoIP phone may not work so having a basic land or cell phone as back-up is essential. Occasionally, the media requests public records of 9-1-1 recordings of news-worthy emergencies. I hope you are as impressed as I am with the professional way in which our dispatchers deal with such tense situations, calm Thanks as always for taking the time to read my monthly column and if you have a suggestion for a future topic or any other issue involving county law enforcement please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Come join an Intergenerational Circle using music, dance/movement and American Sign Language to enhance mindfulness, focus, attention, memory, must be accompanied by an adult. The next sessions are to be held March 9, 11:00 and April 17, 4:00. Admission is free. Linda Stoler, MA, CCC-SLP, combines original music, dance/movement and American Sign Language (The Multi-Modality Method) to help children and adults enhance their language and literacy skills. She has found that those who participate in these intergenerational circles have increased physical balance and motor planning skills. There is a joy, enthusiasm and positive outlook that is found from the inside with participation in the music, songwriter and literacy consultant of more than 40 years. coverage for urban areas. Saint Augustine Beach has been awarded the prestigious designation of Tree City USA. Trees are not only good for our health and the health of our environment, but they beautify our city. That helps to bring in tourism, which improves the health of our local economy. So even if you hate the environment some value in keeping the trees around. This year the City of Saint Augustine Beach will hold its annual Arbor Day Celebration on May 11th beginning at 5:30 pm at the Saint Augustine Beach City Hall. As always there will visit from Smokey Bear. On behalf of the Saint Committee, I invite you to mark your calendars for this event. You are also invited to participate in the newly formed Saint Augustine Beach Community Garden. If you would like more information on how to become a member of the community garden or are interested in donating to the effort please visit the website at http:// www.sabgarden.org/. Music Movement and Signs (ASL) Mar 9, April 17 Anastasia Island Library
St. Augustine Beaches News Journal March 2012 8 By Gerald Townsend, M.D. Townsend Clinic 4475 U.S. 1 South, Suite 100 Call 461-1901 St. Augustine Beach Health Focus There are different things out there that can cause an itchy rash that wont go away easily. One is ringworm. Ringworm is caused by a group of fungi called dermatophytes. Dermatophytes live in the outer, dead skin layers. They do not invade the skin any deeper unless the infected person has some form of severe immunity problem. Usually, these fungus-things just hang out in one area of the body and often itch like crazy. Sometimes the itching can be so bad that the skin will open a little allowing another, some times worse, bacterial infection to occur at the same time. How do we get these things? Like most infectious diseases, it sure seems to help to be a kid. While this is not necessarily a disease of childhood, the conditions for fungal infections are ripe (no pun intended) in kids. According to Infectious Disease experts, the circumstances for getting a fungal infection are simple: Moist or humid skin. Do you remember some of the places we would go just because we were kids? Not only were we sweaty little guys (and girls) running through the dirt but we usually rolled in the grass with the dog and just for good measure wrestled with the neighbor kid. Whats worse, if you didnt do that your brother did and he sat There are three ways to transmit this group of organisms: sion. mission. What is Ringworm and what is Tinea? Well, its the same thing. Tinea is another name for the skin infection caused by dermato phytes (ringworm). The naming of these infections can be a little confusing. While the majority of skin, hair and nail infections are caused by the same three species, the names to describe the rash are based upon location of the lesions. For example: Tinea corporis. Tinea capitis. Tinea cruris. What does it look like and how does it behave? The appearance of fungal infections can vary depending on location and type of organ ism causing the infection. Fungal Infections of the scalp vary in appearance depending upon how much the hair is affected. Hair loss (with hair breaking at the scalp surface) is often present, however. Fungal infections of the skin often appear sort of circular with scaling-raised skin at the border, maybe some little pustules and often central clearing of the lesion mak ing it look like a raised ring. Fingernail and toenail fungal infection (Tinea unguium) often cause the nail to lift little-by-little from the nail bed with thickened, discolored, and broken nails. As it is fungal, it is often slow growing. Tinea corporis and Tinea cruris often itch. If there is any question, if you have tried to treat it on your own and it wont go away in a short period of time, or if you have underly ing medical problems, it is best to see your physician to make sure the skin lesion you see is truly fungal in origin. How can you make sure its a fungus? How is it treated? Most often, the diagnosis is made by just looking. Your doctor may want to take a skin scraping (often painless), nail specimens (usu ally painless) or plucked hairs (rarely painless) and look at them under the microscope after they have been treated by potassium hydrox ide. Fungal cultures may be done to find A Woods Lamp (UV light) can be used to identify the species (used most often in Tinea capitis). A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is diagnosis of certain fungal types. Treatments for most skin infections are topical (rub on) creams with or without other ingredients depending on the situation. There are several over-the-counter medications available that work well. Many of these were once by prescription only. Severe fungal skin infections or infec tions of the scalp or nails may require either oral (pills) or topical medication. The decision to treat with oral medication is based upon several factors and does require a discussion with your doctor to decide if this form of treatment is appropriate. Keep as dry and cool as possible. For most of us here in St. Augustine thats easier said than done. However, its not impossible. Frequent clothes changing, some non-aller genic powders, cooling off when possible of the ways people have helped keep the fungus at bay. And, I almost forgotdont sit too close Wheres the downtown now of my hometown, Jacksonville, and many other cities in our country? Gone, or at most a mere shadow of their former selves. For my town, even though its population now is over 15, for 4,500 residents has been replaced by big box stores and shopping malls that are located miles from the town. What remains are one grocery store, one auto repair shop, one pharmacy, one barbershop. The Central House is gone, along with the doctors and stores there are now specialty stores, such as boutiques or photography shops, or vacant lots where buildings one stood. The fourstory brick pile town hall remains, but next to it, also gone, the newspaper/sundries store which was the towns non-government hub, as each morning the breakfast crowd would sit on stools at the counter where they would sip coffee after eating cholesterol-laden sunny side up fried eggs and buttered toast, and lament the sorry state of the world, the youth of the day, and town politics. The high school, been moved to the towns periphery. Theres talk of the library being moved next. Heres something that strikes me as ironic: Remember in the downtown of yore, out: the hardware store was in one building, third. Yet the people that used these businesses lived within a mile or two of them. Folks could either walk to them, or in a large city like Jacksonville, use the bus or trolley. What we have today is the reverse: retail concentrated in one location (the big box store or shopping mall), while the population is spread out in subdivisions where walking may be unsafe (as well as considered un-American) and public transportation not available. I like to think that this shift is part of the yin and yang of life. You know, theres darkness and light, joy and sorrow, saints and sinners. Well, lets not get too carried away with this philosophical stuff. Though you may want me to continue tossing forth such scintillating gens of insight, space limits here force me to say that our discussion about downtowns will have to be continued to next month. In the meantime, if you really want intellectual stimulation, I suggest you read Donald Trumps new memoir, Cosmic Colossus: My Journey from Modest Park Avenue Mansion to Humble Intergalactic Phenomenon. Believe you me, its quite a read. P.S. Though the yang to The Donalds yin hasnt been discovered yet, I hear that NASA is planning a space probe to Downtown 1 (continued from page 5) a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Students completing the program from St. Johns County are: Theresa Burch, Donna Jensen and Rosemary Jones-Inci. Students completing the program from Clay County are: Jennifer Penuliar, Christina Renshaw, Susie Schultz, Kelly Smith and Carrie Todd. Students completing the program from Putnam County are: Stephanie Dale and Tatishia Daniels. Completing the program from Duval County is Debra Winn. Those interested in applying to the program may submit an application between March 19 and May 17. For more information about the limited access program, call (904) 808-7465 or visit the Web site at SJRstate.edu. SJR State Health Information Students Complete Program (continued from page 1) A Classic Theatres March production of the Irish comedy, Is Life Worth Living? by Lennox Robinson, will be presented at The Pioneer Barn at Ft. Menendez, 259 San Marco Ave., uptown St. Augustine (between Hildreth Drive and N. Park Avenue). Performances are on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16, 17 at 7:30pm and on Sunday, March 11 at 2pm. This delightful Irish comedy directed by Deborah Dickey is being presented in conjunction with the Romanza Celtic Music and Heritage Festival scheduled in St. Augustine for March 10-17, 2012. ACT President Jean Rahner said, We are thrilled to have the opportunity to use this venue as it will make it so much more convenient and comfortable for our audiences to attend. There is plenty of free parking and the ticketing process will be handled by the venue. All tickets are $20 plus tax and may be purchased by calling Ft. Menendez at by credit card or cash. For information about the venue go to the website at www. fortmenendez.com. For production information email: email@example.com. A CLASSIC THEATRE ANNOUNCES NEXT PRODUCTION IS LIFE WORTH LIVING? Ringworm Is Not A Worm (Its A Fungus)
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St. Augustine Beaches News Journal March 2012 10 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! We Cover The Beaches! 312 A1A S-3 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! (904) 900-2717 Located in the Sea Grove Plaza across from Sun Trust Bank Muscle Myths Ten second stretch is best I often tell people we are the masters of compensation. We learn to compensate our bodies change ever so slowly sometimes so slowly we barely notice. What we used to be able to lift so easily is no longer so easy. It seems as time goes by we spend more time looking at our toes more and less up into clouds. A few degrees of limited neck rotation can easily be made up in the thoracic spine. Limited mobility in the hips can and is often made up in the low back, a compensation. Musculoskeletal problems are rarely only strength or only length. The two usually go hand-in-hand. For that reason, proper stretching is just as important as proper strengthening. Both are a way to impart what I call controlled stresses to the tissue. Imparting controlled stresses in the way of exercise or stretch is what makes our tissues change for the better. As with resistance exercise, there are also misconceptions regarding stretching. The ten-second stretch is an easy place to start but hardly adequate. To achieve the best and most long lasting results stretches should be held for 60 seconds or more. Think about it if you shrunk your favorite shirt, stretching it for 10 seconds would hardly make a difference. It may make possible to then put it on but it would certainly feel restrictive and uncomfortable. But if you wore the shirt throughout the day, continually stretching it out, youd notice it feeling like it should. Stretching living tissue is not much different. It too should be stretched several times a day, every day. But unfortunately, because muscle and its surrounding tissues are living, once the stresses or stretches stop, the tissue will revert to the lesser forces. If you need to be able to lift 25# of groceries, a bag of dog food, fertilizer, or a grandchild, performing these activities only 1-2x a year it will not be enough. Ive learned this in my own life. Strength will wane and tissues will tighten, making it more likely an injury will occur. Stretching is the same. If you need to be able to reach above your head and only perform that motion once a day it will not be enough. Stretching must be performed several times a day and for at least 60 seconds to maintain motion. If you are reading this and have lost motion already it is not too late but a word of warning, progress slowly to prevent injury. Dont force through the limitations. Coerce motion slowly, gradually and often allowing positive adaptation. Maintain new or regained motion with strengthening. And, as stated in previously columns, Use this information when consulting with your MD or PT. Start a routine you can stick with. Begin slowly and with purpose. Rob Stanborough is a physical therapist serving St. Augustine for nearly 10 years. He is president and co-owner of First Coast Rehabilitation, as well as coauthor of Myofascial Manipulation:Theory & Application, 3rd ed by Proed Inc. He is American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists and has presented on the topic of soft tissue dysfunction in a variety of venues. Read previous columns posted on www. Head Baseball Coach Ross Jones and the St. Johns River State College Athletic Association will celebrate the teammates who followed their dream of playing collegiate baseball with the Second Annual Viking Baseball Reunion to be held on Saturday, March 3. The celebration will include an optional morning of golf at the Palatka Municipal Golf Course, followed by a picnic reunion at Tindall Field on the SJR State Palatka campus beginning at 1:00 p.m. The afternoon will conclude with a presentation of the 2012 John C. Tindall Endowed Scholarship at 1:45 p.m., followed by the Vikings home baseball game versus the Polk State Eagles. For event ticket information, visit the Vikings Web site at SJRvikings.com or call the SJR State Foundation at (386) 312-4100. Funds raised will support Viking baseball and the John C. Tindall Endowed Scholarship fund. SJR State College Vikings Baseball Reunion
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Just steps to the beach in the oceanfront community of Sea Colony, offering gated security, community pool & pavilion, and 4 beach walkovers. $559,000. BEAUTIFUL OCEAN VIEWS from the tower room in this four level home in Sea Colony. This home has everything the discriminating buyer desires. Exercise rm, hurricane rm, full house generator, Garage tek built-ins, and California closets throughout. The owners have thought of everything in building this dream house. $999,500. NATURE LOVERS DREAM IN TURTLE SHORES. It would be hard and intracoastal views. 4BR/3BA home views and a private deck. Great room disappearing sliding glass doors that open to a large private screened porch. Gated community offers pool, tennis, clubhouse, sauna and ocean access via a private tunnel. $329,500. ONE OF THE FINEST HOMES ON THE ISLAND located in oceanfront Sea suites. Five bedrooms in the main house and a full apartment over the garage, perfect for a mother-in-law suite or for guests. Five car garage plus space for golf cart. Fireplace, cathedral ceilings, balconies and patios galore, plus ocean views. This home is for the discriminating buyer who wants only the best. $1,375,000. ISLAND HAMMOCK HOME ON HALF ACRE LOT. What a buy in one of the most desirable neighborhoods on Anastasia Island. You can hear the waves from this upscale home, or take a short walk to the beach. Home features 3 plan, chefs kitchen w/granite island and gorgeous master suite w/2 walk-in closets. Huge lot, 149x152 and beautiful entry w/ welcoming majestic oaks. $449,000. OCEAN VIEW SEA COLONY ESTATE. Top of the Line best describes this property. One house from the ocean allows for great ocean views and breezes. Enjoy the private self-cleaning pool with marble courtyard, and treat visitors to a guest suite above the garage. vinyl clad wrap barrier, cellulose insulation, 400 AMP electric panel and 3 gas instant hot water units. There are hardwood and stone LIKE NEW SEAGROVE HOME. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has hardly been occupied. Home offers over 1,800 sq ft of living with a master suite, den granite counters and chefs kitchen with a breakfast nook. Covered front porch and back porch that overlooks a pond. Enjoy the convenience of Seagroves Town Center concept, as well as the community pool for residents. $309,000. OCEANVIEW HOME WITH ELEVATOR in Sea Colony of St. Augustine. Beautiful 4 bedroom, 4.5 to ceiling to let the gorgeous beach views shutters, and an elevator to take you from from second and third levels and the tower room. Over 3,600 sq ft of upscale