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Beaches News Journal 1965 A1A SOUTH #180 ST AUGUSTINE, FL 32080-6509 News Journal St.Au Poised Water Restriction Sequel Whats Inside The This Month PRSRT SDT US POSTAGE PAID ST. AUGUSTINE, FL PERMIT #132 NEWS FOR AND ABOUT RESIDENTS OF THE ST. AUGUSTINE BEACHES AREA Helping Older Parents Avoid Financial Scams Chicken with Prosciutto and Green Olives Beach Safety Tips City Hall Update Pre May 2014 St.AugustineBeaches Homeowners Insurance Frequently Asked Questions At its April 7, 2014 regular meeting, the St. Augustine Beach City Commission made the following decisions: 1, Appointed Mr. Ernesto Torres as the junior alternate on the code enforcement board. 2. Heard a presentation of the audit report for Fiscal Year 2013 of the citys representatives of the Gray and Associates, and accepted the report. The auditors found no evidence of misuse of city funds. 3. Agreed with the request from a citizen, Mr. Pat Hamilton, to send a letter to federal and state agencies, to protest the use of sonic devices for oil exploration off the northeast Florida coast because of detrimental effects on marine life. 4. Approved two permits for special events in the city: one for the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at the county pier pavilion; the other for the Diva Half Marathon and 5K run on Sunday, December 7, 2014. 5. Approved the purchase of 1,000 city logo pins. 6. Approved four proclamations: to declare April 2014 as Child Abuse Prevention Month; to declare April 25, 2014 as Arbor Day in the city; to declare May 2014 as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month; to declare May 17-23, 2014 as National Safe Boating Week. 7. Approved the sole source purchase of valve actuators for the Mizell Road storm water pumping station. to appropriate $10,000 for the services of a consultant to do a peer city review of the citys non-police operations b. to recognize grant money received by the police department, and to recognize as revenue the countys (continued on page 4) Volunteer Expo Connect Over 350 Volunteers with Service Opportunities Over 350 new volunteers were signed up to support the work of more than 40 nonApril 12, 2014 at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Park. A number of local media partners, including the St. Augustine Beach News Journal and St. Augustine Shores Journal, helped and expo were created by the Leadership St. Johns Class of 2014. is executive leadership development program of the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce which selects approximately 20 local leaders each year who participate in 10-month leadership training program. Each LSJ class is challenged was the Class of 2014s service project. Previous projects include the 2012 classes High School Leadership Seminars and the class of 2001s program, Youth Leadership St. Johns, which was managed for more than a decade by members of the 2001 LSJ class and continues today as a program of the St. Johns County Chamber. (continued on page 14) pital, took place this past weekend at the St. Augustine Beach Pier. 568 runners and walkers came out on a very warm and sunny morning to make this event a was the Male Overall Winner with a time of 16:33 and a 9 year old, was the Female Overall Winner with a time of 18:47. Not only was Ani the overall female winner but she also set a world record for her age group of 1-9 years old. For a complete listing of winners please visit www. (continued on page 12) Mothers Day May 11 Memorial Day May 26


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal May 2014 2 News Journal 1965 A1A S, St. Augustine, FL 32080 #180 Todd Logsdon General Manager (904) 505-0301 Email: Cliff Logsdon Publisher/Editor (904) 607-1410 Email: Online at 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 organizations, 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, 1965 A1A South #180, St. Augustine Beach, Florida 32080-6509. Information may also be e-mailed to or the editor at All articles, news, ads, or other information submit ted to the News Journal are subject to editing. Publishing of submitted letters and information is at the discretion of the 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 1965 A1A South #180, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080-6509. The Beaches News Journals acceptance of advertis ing, articles, advertising, or other information does not constitute endorsement and is the responsibility of the submitter. It is agreed that the Beaches News Journal and its staff be held liable for information provided herein by submitters, including pictures, graphics, websites and/ or emails listed, that may have the potential to constitue fraud or other violation of law including copywriting infringements. The publisher reserves the right to refuse advertising or information that does not meet the publica tions standards. The Beaches News Journal is published by an Augustine Beach community development, management company or Homeowners Association. City of St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Beaches News Journal Mayor Andrea Samuels City Manager Max Royle City of St. Augustine Beach News Journal St.AugustineBeaches News From Around St. Johns County St. Augustine Crescent Beach ATLANTIC OCEAN St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Shores Recently families of the Temple Bet Yam Religious School celebrated Passover with a "Chocolate Seder." The Chocolate Seder was a creative addition to the traditional Seder the Temple holds each year. Passover celebrates the exodus of Jews from Egypt and the story is told utilizing symbolic items on the Seder plate. In this case, the Religious School staff created chocolate symbols to exemplify the traditional. For instance, wine became chocolate milk. Matzo was dipped in chocolate, the bitter herb used to remind Jews of the harshness of slavery was substituted by bitter chocolate. A special Chocolate Haggadah followed the traditional order of a Seder. A delicious time was had by all! Temple Bet Yam Religious School Celebrates Passover with a Chocolate Seder by Carol Gladstone Temple Bet Yam, a reform Jewish congregation, will hold Shabbat services, led by Rabbi Fred Raskind, on Friday May 9th at 7:30 P.M.; and Friday, May 23rd at 7:30 P.M.. All are welcome to attend. Temple Bet Yam is located at 2055 Wildwood Drive. For more information, call 904-819-1875, or visit www. Temple Bet Yam of St. Augustine will Tuesday, May 20th. The $45.00 ticket includes: transportation to and from the ship from St. Augustine and Palm Coast; Complimentary cocktails while gaming; And live entertainment. There are three elevators on the ship for the convenience of passengers. There will be two pick up and drop-off points: Temple Bet Yam, 2055 Wildwood Rd, St Augustine at 7:45 A.M. with departure at 8:00 A.M; Cracker Barrel, 4 Kingswood Drive, Palm Coast, at 8:15 A.M. with departure at 8:30 A.M. For more information and to make reservations, contact Terre Wallach 904-826-0281/ or Andrea Marx 904 460-9569/ The would like to honor our community centenarians along with community residents who are age 95 or older, at the annual COA Centenarian Luncheon scheduled for Thursday, May 8 at 12:00 noon at River House, 179 Marine Street, The Centenarian Luncheon is proudly sponsored by Ameris Bank and St. Johns Food Services. Table Sponsorships are available for $200.00 and include two seats at your table for the luncheon along with recognition at the event. In addition, all sponsors will be included in all River House promotional materials for the entire month of May! Table sponsors to date include Herbie Wiles Insurance, Orthopaedic Associates of St Augustine, Mayor Joseph Boles, Community Hospice, Haven Hospice, Grafton House, If you or someone you know is age 95 or over, please contact us to join in this very special celebration of our communitys treasured senior citizens. For information or to walkers, families and anyone who seeks to raise their heart rates and support SJR State, said Caroline Tingle, SJR State vice president for development and external affairs. The Run will begin at 8:30 a.m., starting at the Tilghman House, 324 River Street, Palatka. Pre-registration for the race is $25 for the general public and $20 for SJR State employees and students. Registrations will be accepted on the morning of the race with $30 entry. The overall male and female winners of the Run will each receive a $100 division. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Funds raised will help support the College by providing resources to students and programs. For additional information and online registration, visit or Ameris Bank and St. Johns Food Services Sponsor COA Centenarian Luncheon SJR State to host Viking 5K Run The announces the winners of its Third Annual Juried Member Photography Show, which opened on Friday, April 4 at the Art Studio near the St Johns County Pier. The event was part of the April First Friday Art Walk. Kay Wells won the top prize with her photograph of a foggy morning in a Florida wetland Cue the Suspense Music. Second honors went to Terry Bottom for his moving Sauce Boss guitar player, and Henry Bollmann captured third with a detailed shot of the Bridge of Lions with the city in mention went to Troy Graves for Graveyard of Dreams, Carol White for Soft Petals, Tom Brock for Rivers Edge and Jim Hughes for I Remember You. Cash prizes and gift There were two judges for the show: Edson Beckett, photography and graphic design teacher for over 22 years at Flagler Palm Coast High School, and Charlie Badalati, a professional photographer who Coast. The Member Show runs through April, and at its conclusion, will move into the Rotunda Gallery of the St Johns County Administration Building for three months. This building, located at 500 San Sebastian Way off Highway 1 North, is open to the public from 8-5 Monday through Friday. The Saint Augustine Camera Club, founded September 2010, is dedicated to providing members with educational information and enjoyable activities in the third Thursday of each month at the at 6 pm. The club web site is www. SACC Announces Photography Show Winners


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal May 2014 3 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING Top Producer For Watson Watson Realty Corp. St. Augustine Beach Elaine Wallace Call Elaine at (904) 347-5439 3175-1 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach Broker/Associate, PA 2012 Best Real Estate Agency Choose Watson. Get More. TOP PRODUCER Watson Elaine Wallace, has obtained a level of achievement in real estate few agents reach. Whether buying or selling let Elaine put her professional experience to work for YOU! THE WOW HOUSE!!! 312 S Forest Dune Dr Spacious 5BR/4.5BA home in the gated community of Sea Colony. Chefs large bkfst room. Elevator takes you to all home. Maintenance-free decking on front counters, stainless steel appliances, much more to see. $1,365,000 REMARKABLE ISLAND ESTATE! 413 Night Hawk Ln. Beautiful custom home w/new roof, boasts 4,950 sf of living area w/5BR/5.5BA, multiple Screened Patio and Pool. Separate guest qtrs perfect for visitors, 25x20 bonus/ media room, 2 full kitchens (Stainless stroll to St. Aug beach! $699,000 DIRECT OCEAN FRONT CONDO! 8550 A1A South, Unit 259. Recently Lennox 2 Ton A/C and air handler with 10 year warranty. New paint, carpet, balcony and much more. Completely furnished and located in a complex with 4 heated pools, tennis, racquetball, playground, and boat storage. $369,900 ADORABLE HOME IN OAK GROVE. 4225 A1A South, #106A This tidy 1/BR/1BA mobile home has 94 yrs left on the lease. Brand new carpet, refrigerator and range. New roof in 2009. Located in lovely gated community with large pool and lots of outdoor spaces. Low HOA fees include water, cable, internet, security, clubhouse, pool and dock. $85,000 NEW HOME. 353 Ocean Forest Drive. Open living spaces in this 4BR/3.5BA home in Anastasia Dunes. Gourmet kitchen features large island and is open to the Dining Room. Large for boat or beach toys. Oversized porch with extra storage to help keep your dream home organized. $699,000 BEAUTIFUL DEEP WATER LOT ON THE INTRACOASTAL. 120 Grand Oaks Dr Amazing water views with a shared dock and private boat slip. Located in a small exclusive enclave of custom homes. Just a few minutes' walk to the beach, shopping, restaurants, and endless water activities. Bring your plans and build your perfect dream home. $535,000 GREAT INVESTMENT CONDO. 880 A1A Beach Blvd #2306 Beautiful 2BR/2BA Tommy Bahama look in this furnished unit. Steps from the ocean in well-maintained complex -Jacuzzi, 2 pools (including a heated pool), tennis courts, clubhouse, racquetball courts, private ocean walk-over, and on-site rental program. This condo is on the income-producing program. $167,000 QUADPLEX STEPS FROM THE OCEAN. 4 B Street. Two ocean views. Carriage House has Rental program generates over $52K short term. Garages and off storage parking. $799,000 NEW LISTING CUSTOM HOME IN SEA COLONY. 240 N. Forest Dune Dr. 3BR/4BA home w/everything 2 gas fpls, upscale moulding closets. 3 porches with preserve views. Owner is licensed realtor. $859,000 NEW PRICE SPACIOUS COTTAGE WITH OCEAN VIEWS. 744 Ocean Palm Way. cottage in Sea Colony, just steps from the private ocean boardwalk. Amazing tower w/ocean views and balcony. 1st Great Room and upscale kitchen. niches. A must see! $669,000 NEW LISTING LIVE THE CAREFREE LIFESTYLE. 1092 Inverness Dr. Like new 3BR/2BA patio home steps model w/lg pavered front porch, great community has Grand Clubhouse and Sports Complex for homeowners exclusive use. Meticulously maintained home ready for you to call yours. $310,000 CUSTOM HOME AND BEAUTIFUL ICW LOT. 120 Grand Oaks Dr. Spacious Great Room design by Arthur Rutenberg Homes. Home to be constructed when contract is accepted. 3BR/2.5BA, 2,619 sf home w/ granite. Elegant foyer, private den, formal dining room, 12 ceilings in main living area, 10 4-panel sliding glass door opening onto a covered paver lanai. Gorgeous ICW lot with grand oaks, private boat slip and shared dock (w/1 homeowner). $968,900 BEAUTIFUL BEACH HOME. 19 Seascape Circle. 5BR/3.5BA home is a must see! Many upgrades in this 3-story offers an ocean view from most all rooms you will want to see this one! $849,000 ONE FLOOR COTTAGE. 961 Deer Hammock Cir 3BR/3BA in prestigious Sea Colony. Custom wood ceiling in family room, custom trim, 10' ceilings, large kitchen w/ breakfast area, granite, stainless family room and large screened porch. $659,000. GREAT LOCATION ON THE ISLAND. 176 Bay Bridge Dr. Immaculate 3BR/2.5BA home is close to shopping, restaurants and all beach living area. Upstairs den w/bedrooms. Privacy wall and extra parking. $249,000


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal May 2014 4 MICHAEL A. DAGOSTINO, O.D. ELIZABETH K. MCLEOD, M.D. MEDICARE PARTICIPANTS ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS 1400 U.S. Highway 1 South 829-2286 TODD P. THOMPSON, M.D. PAUL W. HUND, III, M.D. N. PATRICK HALE, M.D. Best Vision Center 10 Years WE ACCEPT MEDICARE, BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD, UNITED, CIGNA, AND MOST MAJOR MEDICAL HEALTH PLANS. TODD HOCKETT, O.D. 319 West Town Place, World Golf Village 940-9200 RUSSELL W. NELLIGAN, M.D.* *Cornea Specialist City Hall Update from Page 1 City Charter Update The St. Augustine Beach City Commission held a special meeting on Thursday, April 3, 2014. Its purpose was to review again a total of 19 proposed amendments to the city charter, decide which ones not to put on the ballot, and then decide which changes should be put on the ballot for the August 2014 primary election, which ones should be on the November 2014 general election ballot. This distinction had to be made because the Supervisor of Elections, the commission that space for charter changes might be limited on the November general election ballot because of state constitutional amendments and other questions that will be presented to the voters. proposed changes would not be on either ballot. These are: 1. requiring a yearly performance evaluation of the city manager and the city attorney (an ordinance to amend the City Code can be adopted to require such evaluations); 2. having term limits for the commissioners (a majority of the commission believes that putting term limits in the charter isnt needed as the citizens have the power to limit the term of any commissioner by simply not voting for them in the next election); 3. eliminating groups for commission elections (the city who want to run for the commission must declare themselves a candidate for a particular Group, say Group I. Other citizens can declare themselves candidates for the same Group. The candidate receiving the most votes is the winner of the Group and the one that a majority of the voters wants to represent them on the commission. The proposed charter change was that as vacancies occurred on the commission, or when the terms of commissioners had ended, citizens would run without having to declare themselves a candidate for a particular position. Thus, if the terms of three commissioners were expiring at the same time, and ten citizens ran for the commission, and a total of 1,000 votes were cast, the winners of the three seats would be determined by the top three voter getters. Candidate X might get 280 votes, Candidate Y 225 votes, and Candidate Z 198 votes, with the seven remaining candidates each receiving fewer votes. A majority of the commission at the April 3rd meeting thought that the current Group system has worked well since the citys founding; that the county and St. Augustine use a similar system and it worked for them; that no compelling reasons had been provided to change the current system; and that having candidates run for a particular Group in opposition to each other helps the public determine what the candidates stand for and/or also decided not to put on the ballot a provision to give the registered voters the power to propose ordinances. Citizens already have this power. Any individual citizen or a group of citizens can propose ordinances to the city proposed change that wont be on the ballot is a minor one concerning the process for the counting of absentee ballots. The commission then decided which charter changes will be on the August primary election ballot, and which ones on the November general election ballot. Recognizing that more citizens vote in the general election, the commission the ballot for that election. These will include: prohibiting the city from selling park land, putting a 35-foot height limit in the charter, having the police chief a department head under the city manager, and adding to the charter provisions for the recall of commissioners and for how citizens themselves can compel a referendum. On the August primary ballot will be changes that the commission considered relatively noncontroversial, such as including a preamble in the charter, deleting from the charter the description of the citys boundaries, changing the number of votes to hire and remove the city manager, police chief and city attorney; adding provisions for the selection of an acting city manager, and including in the charter the The next step is for the city attorney to put into an ordinance or ordinances those changes that the city commission approved at its April 3rd meeting. The ordinances will likely be 5th meeting. Citizens will be able to review the ordinances on the citys web site in advance of the May meeting. payment of $34,500 to settle a dispute over solid waste disposal fees charged by the county; c. to appropriate $8,548 from the forfeiture and seizure restricted fund balance for certain purchases by the police department; d. to appropriate $7,300 for repairs to the citys water truck; e. to appropriate $3,700 for repairs to a public works lift gate truck. 9. Approved an easement for a problems between 11th and 12th Streets, east of A1A Beach Boulevard. 10. Approved three resolutions: a. to include a grants policy in the commissions Policies and Procedures Manual; b. to sunset the Charter Review Committee; c. to declare two vehicles as surplus and authorize their disposal. 11. Asked the planning board to review the citys current regulations concerning outside music. 12. Approved the purchase of a new telephone system, pending review of the contract by the commission at its May 5th meeting. 13. Approved the sending of a letter to the St. Johns River Water Management District and related agencies, to protest the taking of 150,000 gallons of water a day from the St. Johns River for use by central Florida residents, businesses and local governments. advisory committee to provide recommendations for the city and its residents to conserve water. 15. Approved the City Attorney preparing an ordinance to amend the citys comprehensive plan to include the School and to amend the capital improvements element of the citys comprehensive plan to include improvements to Ocean of the former city hall. 16. Scheduled a special meeting at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 28, 2014, to discuss each commissioners evaluation of the police chief and the city manager. The commissions next regular meeting will be held on Monday, May 5, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the commission meeting room at 2200 A1A South. The public is invited to attend or to watch the meeting on Comcast Channel 2 or by streaming video at the citys web site: of the month from 5:00 pm 8:00 pm. It starts at LYMI Oddities and goes to the Art Studio at Pier Partk then the Parkette at 14th street then to the Parkette at 11th street and ends at the Sunshine Shop. The 3 stores will serve refreshments and snacks. We have belly dancers and musicians along the way and invite everyone out to come see the local merchants and local artists merchandise sold along A1A Beach Blvd. It is alot of fun! Please call Cindy Dagevos at 904315-4431 for more information.


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal May 2014 5 by Bill Jones, President Andrea Samuels, Mayor City of St. Augustine Beach, FL Message from the Mayor St. Augustine Beach Civic Association The Beach is Busy in the Spring J e f f L e b r o n L i c e n s e d & I n s u r e dJ L V e n t u r e s, L L CH o m e R e m o d e l i n g a n d B u i l d i n g M a i n t e n a n c e Pr essur e W ashi ng P ai nti ng Cr o wn Molding Fencing W ood & T ile F loor i ng Har dy Boar d & W ood Sidi ng Ser ving S t. A ugus ti ne Beac h Si nce 2002T e l : 9 0 4 3 9 2 7 7 4 9 L i c e n s e # B L 5 5 8 5 904-377-1887 The City of St. Augustine Beach Charter Review was completed on April 7th. The commission voted to send to referendum over 70% of the suggested changes for the charter review committee. Each referendum will be available on line, in The Record and Beaches News for easy access. The St. Augustine Beach Civic Association will also be sending out to their members the proposed changes to the city charter. Any questions that the voting public may have in regard to these items can be answered by the City Manager, Max Royle or your elected commissioners. will be sending out sample ballots for the primary and general elections. These sample ballots will have the referendums on them as well. I encourage all registered voters of the City of St. Augustine Beach to take the time to read these suggested changes to our charter and make informed decisions as to whether they believe the city will be better served for these referendums. Have you noticed the change in the season? Summer is just around the corner. The City of St. Augustine Beach will be ready. Our police department, public works department and the county Parks and Rec department have been working closely with the organizations that will be having events at Pier Park. Thanks to new turtle friendly lighting, ceiling is painted and new electric outlets have been installed. for events at the Pier Park. The City of St. Augustine Beach will be getting city pins. These pins will be to hand out when networking or just spreading city pride. By the end of the month we should be seeing our city pins on shirts, lapels and on beachwear. Remember Tripadvisor voted St. Augustine Beach number 14 best beach in the country. We have a lot to be proud of in our home city. I wish everyone a safe and happy beach season. Andrea Samuels, Mayor. The month of May means the b eginning of summer fun here in St Augustine Beach. The opening show of the Music by the Sea Concert Series on May 14th and The Taste of the Beach on May 18th are part of the 2014 Romanza Festivale. You can learn more about by visiting A complete list of Romanza events can be found at http://romanzastaugustine. org/. The Civic Association needs volunteers to assist at Music by the Sea and the Taste of the Beach. At our concerts we are looking for a couple of people to help us each week as Beach Ambassadors. You'll share information about the Civic Association with tourists as well as local residents and help are needed all day long for the Taste of of the Beach on Sunday May 18th. Set up, parking, clean up, ticket sales and other important duties are handled by volunteers. Please contact us by email at or call 904-3478007 to volunteer for either event. Here are details on our May activities and meetings: meeting on Tuesday May 13th at 7 pm at City Hall. The Music by the Sea Free Concert Series kicks off on Wednesday May 14th with the Outta Sight Band from the FSDB. Food will be served by with the concert from 7 until 9 pm. held Sunday May 18th from noon until 5 local restaurants will be participating and competing to see who has the best food on the beach. Free parking and shuttle service will be available all afternoon from the parking lot in front of the Betty Thanks to our sponsors who have graciously stepped up to support the 2014 Music by the Sea Concert Series. Longstreet Auto, Reunion Bank and to help us provide what should be our best Summer Concert Series ever. We urge you to support these great local businesses by spending money with speaking of Shopping please make plans Merchant Walk set for May 19th on A1A Beach Boulevard from Pope Road all the way to A Street. The weather should be pleasant so you can walk the boulevard or enjoy one of the PediCabs that will be out to help make shopping easy for you. The Civic Association recently helped fun the renovation of the Bocce Courts at Pier Park. In order to allow locals tourists to enjoy the Bocce Courts we have purchased two sets of Bocce balls that may be checked out from the Pier Italy for their hard work in the renovation at Pier Park who will be handling the Bocce ball check out process. Our next project is the picnic and barbecue area at the south end of Pier Park. The Civic Association is working on a plan to replace the old wood picnic tables with new weather proof tables and possible umbrellas. We are hoping that shade and some new tables will make the park more user friendly especially in the hot summer months. Location: St. Johns County Pier Park St. Augustine Beach 350 A1A Beach Boulevard (904) 347-8007 Dinner At 6 p.m. Concert At 7 p.m. Every Wednesday Thru September May 14th Outta Sight Band R/R Wild Flower Cafe May 21th Sam Rodriquez Project Jazz/Motown Amici Italian Restaurant May 28th Those Guys Classic R/R South Beach Grill Wednesdays at Pier Park Come spend Wednesdays at the Beach Shop the Market in the Morning Concert in the evening in between enjoy the Pier and the Beach! Come and spend the morning shopping 90 Crafts, and other various venders to choose from. Open from 8:00 am until 12:30 pm St. Augustine Travel Club by Peter Dytrych Please join us for our FREE St. Augustine Travel Club get together on Wednesday, May 14, at 3pm at the Southeast Branch Public Library on U. S. 1 when we will present for 40 years and retired with a love of travel, and volunteer at the library to share my fun. We hope you will be able to come. The club is open to all St. Augustine residents and friends. For any questions, please call Peter at 904 797-3736.


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal May 2014 6 By Max Royle St. Augustine Beach City Manager Poised ALLSTAR INC. Electrical Contractors FULL SERVICE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Family Owned Over 30 Years Experience FREE ESTIMATES Call for Discounts & Specials Trouble shooting Circuits Check Mobile Homes TV, Cable, Phone Wiring New Construction Ceiling Fans Repairs Generators Installed Pool & Pond Wiring Service Changes & Upgrades Decreased Power Problems Washer/Dryer Receptacles Indoor/Outdoor Wiring Surge Protection 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SEVICE 904-460-1001 CALL! WE DO IT ALL!! Credit Cards Accepted 810-2345 100 Whetstone Place Suite 308 St. Augustine, FL Isabell G. Oxford DMD General Dentist (white) Fillings & Partials Gregory E. Oxford Dental Associates Poise, a word with a number of meanings, though for our purposes here, well select the one thats the verb: to put into readiness, as in Max was poised for snoozefulness. An aside: Ive been accused both of early and of late by some of my esteemed detractors of ZZZZing off (snoozing) at commission meetings. Of course, such an accusation is absolutely groundless, despite the assumption you may make about that snoring man who, during the meetings, is lying on the Super Supreme Slumberpedic mattress behind the commission dais. Thats NOT me! Hes is an imposter, and one of these days Im going to have him arrested for impersonating a person. Maybe as soon as I wake up. On to poise: So whats being put in a state of readiness? Why none other than our little corner of the Florida paradise, our ocean side Eden. Momentous developments are either underway or on the horizon for the 2 square miles of our fair city. But before we proceed too far with this hyperbole, it might be helpful to provide some context by looking back at other times when the city was poised From a review of the historical record of building activity in our city, it seems that not ten years of existence (1960-1970). Yes, its population nearly doubled during that decade, but nearly doubled seems a quaint concept when you realize that the population increase was, compared to how rapidly it grew in later decades, but a mere dust speck of a bump: from 396 in 1960 to 632 in 1970, or an average of 23.6 new residents a year. Wow! However did the city survive such stupendous growth? Then, in the early 1970s and through the mid-1980s, the city experienced one of those boom spasms that seem typical of property development in Florida. During those years, condominiums were the rage of the day: build up and out, especially along the coast, sell that salt air smell, the soothing sounds of the waves, the ocean view and quick access to the beach. Thus, for over a decade, St. Augustine Beach underwent a major condo/ 850 A1A Beach Boulevard (1973); Surfcrest Ponce Landing, 826 A1A Beach Boulevard (1980); St. Augustine Ocean and Racquet, 880 A1A Beach Boulevard (1981); Pier Point South, 390 A1A Beach Boulevard (1982); Island South between 4th and 5th Streets on the Boulevard (1982-83); and See Ray Shores east end of 10th Street (1984). During those years, the minutes of commission meetings show numerous discussions about issues related to condo growth: how sewage was to be treated without overloading the central collection system; how to provide potable water, how to deal with the issues of building height and land use density. After the mid1980s, the spasm lost momentum and the condo-building craze stopped, most likely because the city commission wasnt about to approve any more high density residential land use changes. The city then returned to the sleepy-slow development pace of its past. But not for long. Being located on Floridas coast in a county thats very attractive to visitors and new residents will always means that the city will be poised for whatever is trendy in development at any given time. From about 1990 to 2006, the trend was focused on two types: the hospitality business (hotels/motels) and residential subdivisions. In the early 1990s, there wasnt much that could be positively said about most of the hotels/motels in the city. They appeared to be frozen in time. What had been fresh and modern in the 1950s and s was by the early 1990s aged and faded, even if the owners had tried with paint and a change of furniture to give the properties the appearance of modernity. Then, for whatever reason, hotel/motel developers discovered our city and a building boom started. It began with the construction in 1991 of what was the Days Inn (now the Best Western) on the west side of the Boulevard at 9th Street. This was followed by the Hampton Inn on the east side of the Boulevard at 14th Street, the Hilton Garden Inn at 16th Street, the Regency Inn opposite the pier park; the Super 8 Motel northwest of the pier park; the Comfort (now Quality) Inn opposite the entrance to the Bermuda Run Real Hotel at 10th Street, which replaced the old, very dilapidated Holiday Resort Motel. Later, other vintage era motels were gone: the Sea Shore between 11th and 12th streets, where the new beachwear store now stands; and the Sea Way on the west side of the Boulevard at 12th Street, where two-story, attractive houses have now been built. A few of the older motels, such as the La Fiesta, remain, but new owners made renovations that have transformed these properties and made them as attractive and competitive as the newer hospitality facilities. During approximately the same time (1990 to 2006), the city experienced the development of several major residential subdivisions. These begin with Island Hammock on the south side of 11th Street (1990), Ocean Trace on the west side of State Road A1A behind the Walgreens store (1997), Magnolia Dunes on State Road A1A opposite the bowling alley (1997), Whispering Oaks north of the Publix shopping plaza (1998), Lake Sienna north side of 16th Street (1999), Sea Colony (1999), Anastasia Dunes single family/ Makarios multi-family subdivisions (2000), Spanish Oaks north side of 11th Street (2000), Sea Grove (2003), and Serenity Bay east side of State Road A1A opposite the Watson the Serenity Bay subdivision, only one major vacant tract of land in the city remains poised to be developed. This is the 23 acres south of 11th Street and east of Mickler Boulevard. Under the citys land development regulations, 72 single family homes can be built on this tract. At this time, the owners havent asked the city for a development permit. You might think that our city is no longer in the position to be poised for any future development, as most of the new subdivisions have been built, the stock of hospitality facilities has been renewed, and its unlikely that the commission will approve new condo complexes. But how wrong youd be. Along the citys Main Street, A1A Beach Boulevard, look at whats happening and whats being planned: 1. Salt Life Restaurant opposite the pier park volleyball courts, the since the construction of Zorbas (now the closed Island Grill) at the northeast corner of 6th Street and the Boulevard in 2001. Salt Life will likely be open by the time you read this. 2. The St. Augustine Beachfront Resort, 300 A1A Beach Boulevard. Built originally in 1973 as a Sheraton Inn, the Resort has been purchased by a Miami developer, Key International, which, at this time, intends to demolish part of the now-closed Resort, and completely refurbish its west and north wings so that the property will provide income while Key International decides on a major development plan for the property. 3. Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, which is to be built on the west side of the Boulevard between 5th and 7th Streets. At 204 rooms with a conference center, the Marriott will be the citys largest hotel. Its arrival could stimulate the redevelopment of adjacent, older properties, such as where the Dunes Cracker House restaurant is now located. 4. The countys pier park. (see page 14) FARM DIRECT WHOLESALE SOD 904-669-5300 BURKES SOD FARM LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED WE ARE THE FARM! $ 79.98 FOR ADDITIONAL CHARGE PER PALLET YOU PICK UP Hastings, FL Email:


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal May 2014 7 St. Augustine Beaches Advisory Committee Ann Palmquist, Chair Water Restriction the Sequel Spiritually Speaking By Fr. Nicholas A. Marziani, Jr. D. Min. Pastor, St. James Church, a Catholic Community of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter St. James Church Services of Holy Eucharist Saturdays 4:30 pm Starting May 17th New Location St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church 86 Martin Luther King Avenue St. Augustine, FL Call for more info: 904-460-0535 OConnell Lawn Services 904-829-3385 I recently read a great Op-Ed piece by one of my favorite living commentators, David Brooks (I think Id have to nominate G.K. Chesterson for that distinction if you stretch back a century or so). Entitled The Deepest Self (NY Times, 3/13/14), Brooks argues that we need to effect a paradigm shift of sorts in order to correctly understand the relationship between our true core (dare we say spiritual?) being. Evolutionary science wants to convince us that we are essentially and most deeply animals, with animal instincts that are only barely containable by a relatively thin veneer of rationality. Sounds extreme? So why do you think our teens and young adults so often act as if they were mere animals? Primarily because weve taught them this nonsense, especially through the media if not the schools, and theyre simply acting out on it. Weve given them a pass to behave instinctually, and they have obliged us. No, says Brooks to this unworthy notion. When we really talk about depth, we refer to character forged through countless choices, often under conditions of freely chosen suffering. Following not deep. Brooks is even more daring in his concluding words. Babies are not deep. Old people can be, depending upon how they have chosen to lead their lives. Babies start out very natural. The people we admire are rooted in nature but have surpassed nature. Often they grew up in cultures that encouraged them to take a loftier view of their possibilities than we do today. Amen. As we ramp up to Memorial men and women over the decades and centuries of our national existence, we remember the commitments made by service personnel that required going against the natural grain. Evolution these days likes to brandish the idea of an altruism gene as if mere blind forces could produce morality. Yea, sure. Too much evidence to the contrary in the record of history contradicts that theory (and it is a theory, as yet hardly tested). As many citizen soldiers in foxholes discovered, and as Brooks cites from (liberal!) theologian Paul Tillich, during moments of suffering, people discover they are not what they appeared to be. In the heat of battle, many people get down to the core wounds and the core loves. So there you have it. When the 26th rolls around this month, it might give us something to consider as we watch all those classic war movies. AND NOW A QUICK EXTRA NOTE: I want to take this opportunity to draw attention to the St. James Church ad that appears adjacent to this column. Insofar as the Bishop of St. Augustine has determined a new use for the St. Augustine House of Prayer, St. James, along with many other ministries that are currently hosted by the HOP, is relocating its activities. Come May 17th we begin a new life by offering our Saturday afternoon services of Holy Eucharist at St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church in Lincolnville. Were excited by this opportunity to worship in a lovely church of traditional architecture in an historically important part of St. Augustine. We hope to make new friends in the neighborhood and bring greater honor to the memory of St. Ben and glory to the God who inspired his life and ministry of humble, charitable service to the sick and poor. I think Pope Francis would heartily approve! God bless and love you all, Fr. Nick. Robert C. Kelsey MD Accepting New Patients (904) 827-0078 Cardiology and Internal Medicine 2720 U.S. HWY 1 SOUTH, STE B ST. AUGUSTINE, FL 32086 The lusty month of May echoes the into boisterous blooms washing the city in symphony of resplendent hues. Spring, in the City of St. Augustine Beach, is pure eye candy! There is a concern to all, in a word WATER! Did you know that the Port of Jacksonville dredging project threatens the future of the St Johns River? Did you know that Central Florida has plans to withdraw over 150 millions of water a day from the St Johns River? In response to these and other concerns the Commission has given a directive and requested information and possible options regarding water conservation. The success of Pope Street design may serve as a model for future landscaping on public land and also a model to promote water conservation and FFY. Pursuing understanding to this challenging dilemma the following excerpts written March 2009 for this column. In the past St. Augustine Beach like the rest of Florida has enjoyed what some folk believed was an endless supply of fresh water. Little thought was given to the fact that we water our lawns, wash our cars, clean potable water. But as the words to the song tell us the times they are a changing. The once seemingly never-ending supply of clean water from Floridas Aquifers is under sedge. Water Wars between Floridas neighbors Georgia, Alabama and even as far north to both North and South Carolina and have degenerated closer home to nearby counties south. Different cast same story, the quest of the fabled elixir, water from our own St. Johns River is now the prize. With such an abundant supply for the asking Cynthia Barnett noted journalist with Florida Trends believes water is the new oil and examines the heroes and villains in her book Mirage: Florida and the is little doubt that she is right however, you could drink at least one in the past but now if something is not done soon you wont be able to drink either. Im beginning to get thirsty already. Checking Google for some information about Florida aquifers I discovered a depth of information, a short history, and that surround our water works. A succinct overview of Floridas water can be found at Plant Management In Florida Waters. Clean, fresh water is our most precious natural resource. In Florida, fresh water comes from subsurface aquifers that are composed of multiple layers of waterbearing limestone. Groundwater released from the aquifers sustains thousands of ecosystems, and is an essential resource for human health, outdoor recreation, industry and agriculture. Supplying nearly 100% of the state's drinking water, Florida's aquifers discharge over 8 billion gallons of water each day; they are among the most productive in the world. Groundwater comes to the surface through more than 600 natural springs found throughout the state. Groundwater wells, bringing millions of gallons of drinking water into residential homes and into bottling plants that ship Florida's groundwater all over the planet. You might ask, so what are to causes and what can be done? Glad you asked: some contributing factors include bottle water, developers and home owners associations that require St. Augustine sod be used and maintained in their developments, and the explosive population growth of 1,000 people per day, each and every day of 2006; thats 365 days or 365,000 new thirsty folk at the well and from 2006 to the end of 2009 the number will have grown to 1,460,000 new-bees. So what can you do? Be Aware Be Water Wise. is the message from Keith Fuller, St. Johns County Horticulture Agent with IFAS, UF. Effective March 8, 2009 the St. Johns River Water Management Districts Governing Board has adopted rule amendments that affect and tighten the use (contunued on page 8) A Gershwin Evening FIRST COAST OPERA Trinity Hall at Trinity Episcopal Parish 5 Artillery Lane, St. Augustine or 904-417-5555 May 16, 2014 7:30 PM


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal May 2014 8 The Art Studio of St. Augustine Beach by Jan Heusdens Childrens Summer Camp at The Art Studio May 18th 12 Noon to 5 pm Maid Clean by Melinda Residential & Commercial Cleaning Melinda Jeffries, Owner One-time/weekly bi-weekly/monthly cleanings available Reliable & detail oriented 904-392-5117 What better way to spend a summer camp day and then right to the beach! With Splash Park and the oceanfront at The Art Studio's front door, you will not your child's summer camp day. Stacey Barden, creative director of The Smiling Easel, is offering 3 mini art camps for youths of all ages in beginning June, July and August at The Art Studio. For a description of the camps and registration forms, please email Stacey at thesmilingeasel@yahoo and visit her website She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Art from Marymount College in New York. She has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, various art galleries and in art education. Stacey currently volunteers in her community and is an active member of The Art Studio serving on the Board of Directors. She has several years of experience working with students from various age groups and developmental First Friday Art Walk has been changed to a second Friday which will be on March 9th. The Featured Artist at The Art Studio for May is Brian T. Brimmer, Sr. aka Thore. For the complete listing of TAS scheduled classes, information on membership and upcoming events please visit The studio has a new phone number 904.615.3197. Credit card payments are now accepted. Any credit card transaction will incur a fee of 2.75%. THE ART STUDIO of Saint Augustine Beach is located at 370 Beach Blvd in the Cultural Arts Center Building at St. Johns County Pier Park. Fresh, Local Seafood Prepared the Way You Like it! Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday 7:30am-10:30am Lunch & Dinner: 7 Days 11am-9:00pm Early Bird Specials: M-F 3:30pm-5:30pm St. Augustines Best Casual Oceanfront Restaurant GRILLED, FRIED, STEAMED, BROILED, SAUTEED or BLACKENED (904) 471-8700 45 Cubbedge Rd. Crescent Beach Open For BREAKFAST Saturday & Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Join Us For and more! of water in irrigation restrictions. [Full schedule omitted due to limited space].You can check the Districts Web site www. for a more information and an outline of the St. Johns Water Management Districts Governing Board adopted rule amendments that is effective March 8th 2009. Five years after this was written much seem unchanged. Cynthia Barnetts new book reports on the many ways one of the most water-rich nations on the planet has squandered its way to scarcity, and argues the best solution is also the simplest and least expensive: a water ethic for America. Barnetts alarm addresses sinkholes, storm water runoff, the nations green craze for grass/lawns, algae blooms (in the St. Johns River and on holding retention ponds,) to salt intrusion, water wars, the politics of development, inequities in the price of water, the bottled-water industry, privatization, and newwater-supply schemes. Additional,, St. Johns River Water Management District. For the third year the BAC is proud to announce the City of St. Augustine Beach, having met the prestigious Tree City USA Flag in 2014. Another example of the interconnectivity of trees, the environment, and our community can be seen at the corner of Pope Road and SR A1A South. In response to a request from a concerned citizen who asked the BAC if something could be done about what she saw as unsightly. BAC reviewed a landscape design plan provided by BAC AP BD+C architect. The plan was approved by then Mayor Gary Snodgrass and the Commission. On March 22nd three staff workers from the Public Works Department and about thirty citizens from: your BAC, Master Gardeners, Community Gardeners, Garden club members, 4-Hers and other volunteers planted almost half of the 3,000 designed plants from 7:00 AM to past 11:00 AM. The design incorporated considerations for: curb appeal, cold/heat/ hardy/drought and salt tolerant plants, Florida Friendly, FFY, and native plants. The BAC landscape design incorporating principles of water conservation, public/community partnership to beautify one of the gateways to our fair city. Sadie Carter, turned 100 years young on February 14, 2014 a true sweetheart. Always astute, Sadie had never missed her vote cast for Franklin Delano Roosevelt/FDR. Sadie played a pivotal roll in the Civil Right movement and took the words of Martin Luther King Jr. to heart, Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. This awesome lady passed away on April 10th 2014. Rest in peace dear lady, your friendship was a treasured gift. Honor the old, embrace the new, and work for change to make a difference. Plant seeds and watch them grow, be happy, and make a little history in the most beautiful city by the sea. Water Restriction the Sequel


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May is here and summer is just around the corner. May also brings something new to St. Augustine Power House, this leads us to some questions we recently received. The St. Johns County Lawn and Garden Expo had Great Weather and a good turn out for a great organization, EPIC Behavioral Healthcare. Yes, you did see Honda Outdoor Power Equipment at our booth; we are now the only full line dealer between Jacksonville and Daytona. We sell and service Hondas full line of mowers, generators, pumps and string trimmers. There are a couple of reasons why people mulch their grass. One is personal preference; they just dont want grass clippings thrown across their yard and lawns nourishment for the year and as the mulch breaks down and also helps hold moisture around the roots. You dont want to take off too much off the top at one time and keep your blades sharp. You need the blades cut into small pieces so that they decompose easily (grass clippings are 85 % water). A rule of thumb is that you want to take off the top 1/3 of the grass blade when you cut it. Anything more than that and you are likely to have large grass clippings or clumps of grass lying around. So until next time please check our ad for a coupon to get a free blade sharpening, we are located at 125 Pope Rd across from the YMCA on the Island or visit our website www.staugpower Please email your questions to Mow at Askmow@ St. Augustine Beaches News Journal May 2014 10 Financial Focus Information Provided By Edward Jones Helping Older Parents Avoid Financial Scams 4108 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080 904 460 1200 Member SIPC MAKING SENSE OF INVESTING Connie Reep Financial Advisor Ben Reep Financial Advisor At Edward Jones, the level of service you receive depends on your personal needs and preferences, not on the size of your investment portfolio. If youd like to experience exceptional personal service, consider Get to know us. Call today to schedule a free portfolio review. Ask Mow? Answering Questions About Homeowner Lawn Equipment. Featuring Mow, St. Augustine Power House Spokesperson. Is Your Broker Giving You the Cold Shoulder? Phone: 904-236-6243 Fax: 904-239-5505 Email: 107 A 11th Street St. Augustine, FL 32080 Bring this ad in to receive a Free Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening. Heres a disturbing statistic: One scheme, according to the Investor devoted to investor education. If your parents are in this age group, should you be concerned? And can you help them avoid being scammed so that they maintain course, as the numbers above show, most aging Americans are not being swindled, which suggests they can take care of themselves quite well. Still, its no secret that many fraud schemes target seniors because of their concentrated wealth and in many cases, trusting nature. And as much as youd like to think otherwise, your parents could be susceptible to ripoff artists. Fortunately, in regard to the second question above, you can indeed take steps to help prevent your parents suggestions: live close to your parents, listen closely to any new friends, investment deals or sweepstakes they mention during your normal interactions.. If youre in a different city, try to stay abreast of your parents behavior by communicating with them frequently and by checking in with other family members or friends who have occasion to see your parents. suspicious e-mails. Youve probably seen you with huge amounts of money if you will only contact such-and-such from a distant country and then put up a small You probably spam these without a your parents to do the same. Remind them that any offer that sounds too good to be true is, without question, neither good nor true. agencies, health care professionals and Look for these types of programs in your and even consider going with them. discussion with your parents about their important. The more you know about their investments, retirement accounts and estate plans, the better prepared youll be to respond helpfully if they mention an action theyre considering taking that, to you, just doesnt sound appropriate. your parents are already working with a probably less likely to be victimized by fraud than if they were managing their for him or her to know you, as you may well be involved in your parents legacy planning. But if your parents dont already recommend one to them, particularly if its someone you already know and trust. Its entirely possible that your parents wont need any assistance in case, be prepared to act on the above suggestions. Your intervention could independence. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.


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12 St. Augustine Beaches News Journal May 2014 NEW PRICE House received an invite Brunch where they were treated to a wine tasting and a delicious brunch ca tered by Gypsy Cab Com pany. Each guest had the chance to win prizes in from Carters Jewelry and a 3 hour hot air balloon ride cluding the National Hon ors Society from St. Au event would not be a suc cess without the incredible volunteers! Many thanks to each and every one of them! possible through the gener ous support of the follow House provides emer gency shelter to abused port services available to shelter residents and nonresidents include a 24-hour and group counseling are available in all parts of Augustine and St. Augus So many accolades have been heaped upon St. Johns County that it would take a sustainable combination. Because St. Johns County does not implement many due to dropping property taxes and property tax reform. Most of that tax relief many residents and businesses are unaware of the countys funding challenges. Hardships are not yet widely apparent as we have been able to maintain most ALMOST A BILLION IN NEEDS OVER THE NEXT 15 YEARS years. rural area of Hastings may have to be closed because of structural problems. including walkovers and piers are in need of investment. a neighborhood in NW St. Johns County estimated cost? $20 million! maintenance at less than half that amount by dipping into reserves that are nearing depletion. costs. But left unfunded this manageable cost quickly balloons to hundreds of with rebuilding roadbeds. your level of service. We cannot grow our way out of this because our traditional source of revenue has been cut and capped. We will have to drop our level of services or look to other revenue sources. A local option one-cent sales tax should be high on the list for consideration by St. Johns County Commissioner Professional Packing, Shipping & Mailing Service Center (904)460-0022 With Safe ShipYou Have Options I am local. I am global.I have connections to the very best real estate brokers through my worldwide invitation-only network.Marian Johns (904) 501-4149Email: www.mjohns.watsonrealtycorp.comThinking About Selling Y our Home?I can give you a free, no obligation market analysis about what your home is worth. Palencia PressP f fice of ______________________________________________________________________________________________ F AX Back to: (904)797-4311 or email: thepaper@bellsouth.netAD PROOF FOR MAYW atson Realty Corp. REALTORS Rental Property REALTOR


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal May 2014 As our days get longer and hotter many of our residents and visitors miles of beaches St. Johns County has some tips in this months column. Never swim alone and if possible family member doesnt know how to offered through the St. Johns County in the water may compromise your safety during an emergency. Many swimmers panic if they get with the beach until you are out of the current and then swim towards the shore. Be sure to watch your young children constantly and dont become distracted by talking on your cell attention should be focused on your children at all times. Children as well as teenagers should always be aware of their surroundings and if someone get away while yelling and screaming. remember there is safety in numbers. Because our youngsters cannot always responsibility to teach them how. our safety as well as to protect the environment. Remember drinking alcohol is not permitted on all St. Johns the ocean. Many beaches in this area have coquina rock buried in the water diving. and can lead to skin cancer. Limit the amount of direct sunlight you receive wear a sunscreen with a sun protection water regularly and often even if you water to keep cool. Avoid drinks with the heat's effects on your body worse. dehydrates the body. can rise so high that brain damage and death may result if the body is not cooled quickly. Signals of heat stroke the skin may be moist. Changes in and move the person to a cooler place. Quickly cool the body by wrapping wet them on each of the victim's wrists and to cool the large blood vessels. Watch for signals of breathing problems and make sure the airway is clear and keep the person lying down. Wear eye protection. Sunglasses are like sunscreen for your eyes and protect against damage that can sunglasses with labels that indicate that burned from the sand or cut from glass in the sand. a tendency to be complacent by leaving our vehicle doors unlocked and windows criminals to steal our personal items when using the parking areas near the beach. Remember to always close your windows and lock your doors when you go to the beach. Always remove loose change and valuables from your vehicle. Some of these items could be locked in an area that has people coming and going not want to be seen. Remember if you your local law enforcement agency immediately. your family have a fun and safe experience go to the St. Johns County Sheriffs is a world of information available and please feel free to contact me anytime at By Rob Stanborough (904) (904) 824-6564 not a consequence or factor of aging but of a lifetime of compensation. We are made to move mechanics but we are constantly compensating making little changes in the way we do things creating imbalances and undue stress on our with parallel concepts. His name is Charles Eugster. His underlying message is so much more than that. Worldwide obesity has doubled since 12% of the worlds population is obese & obese by 2030 10% of the worlds population has diabetes bodies have changed little over time. Where we were once forced to be very active searching or us have food easily accessible. He further to state the obvious that we consume too much. Where we once needed to consume as much as possible when food was available to sustain us during unnecessary activity in order to conserve energy for the same reasons long periods between retirement can be a new beginning to develop dormant talents and start a new life. He suggests that the body can be rebuilt at any age he is an example. Muscle mass can be restored at any age. Neither disease nor pain is a consequence diseases is in fact exercise. these facts and the challenges that go with them. Weve spent several years helping one at a time. Watch the Mr. Eugsters video our therapists can help you develop a plan Rob Stanborough is a physical therapist serving St. Augustine for nearly 10 years. He is president and co-owner of First Coast Rehabilitation, as well as co-author of Myofascial Manipulation:Theory & Application, 3rd ed by Proed Inc. He is Therapists and has presented on the topic of soft tissue dysfunction in a variety of venues. T EMPLE B Y T HE S EA


St. Augustine Beaches News Journal May 2014 14 connect new and existing residents and newly retired citizens who would like to volunteer their time and talent with local service organizations who rely on the assistance of volunteers. Many individuals have a heart for point in time and an opportunity for citizens with an interest in volunteering to learn more personal interests. According the organizations www. for the remainder of 2014. Citizens who did not have a chance volunteering can visit the website where they service organizations which currently need volunteers and can also sign-up to receive more information about volunteering. compassionate people with time and talent. citizens interested in volunteering with the for the purpose of promoting volunteerism in will be the setting for the 2nd annual St. Johns from the event will support and educational programs of the of domestic and sexual abuse in St. Johns County. hole event includes breakfast provided by and $240 per team. Golf and a charitable deduction What of sponsorship opportunities are available great way to promote your business while supporting a great cause. ChiropracticGEC Sales & Marketing provides emergency shelter to services available to shelter residents and non-residents include a 24-hour crisis counseling are available in all parts of St. St. Johns Business Network is an organization of businesses in St. Johns County interaction in St. Johns County through shared contacts and advocacy. They are an organization of producers that roll up their stuffed on Wednesday evenings during the spring and summer with persons attending the Civic persons attending weddings or reunions at the stopping point for races and for other special possibly by a redesign of its parking area and S be how to meet the challenges the changes will that make the city such a desirable place to live.


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