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Beaches News Journal 1965 A1A SOUTH #180 ST AUGUSTINE, FL 32080-6509 Leadership I September, Already? Whats Inside The This Month One-A-Day, is more than just a Vitamin PRSRT SDT US POSTAGE PAID ST. AUGUSTINE, FL PERMIT #132 Work to Be come a Better Investor Pasta E Piselli Back to School Safety A Gen erational Battleground Understanding what Affects the Insurance Could Save You Money on Homeowners Insurance News Journal St.Au St.AugustineBeaches City Hall Update Photo: On the left is Nana Royer, right is Mayor Andrea Samuels. At its August 4th City Commission meeting, Mayor Andrea Samuels presented a plaque to Ms. Nan Royer, in appreciation for Ms. Royer's nearly four years of service to the community On July 28, 2014, the St. Augustine Beach meeting on the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget. At that meeting, the commission set the property tax millage at 2.3992 mills, or $2.3992 for every $1,000 of the assessed value of a property. This millage is the same as the commission approved for FY 2014. Other decisions made by the commission included: a. continuing the employees current medical health insurance plan with Florida Blue; b. providing those employees earning less than $50,000 with a 3% cost-of-living increase; employees earning $30,000 or less will also receive a $500 increase in pay; employees earning above $50,000 will receive a 2.4% increase. The commission discussed requests from the staff for projects and new equipment. A public hearing will be held by the commission on the proposed millage and budget on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 5 p.m. in the commission meeting room at city hall. The budget can be reviewed on the citys website ( The commission held its regular meeting on August 4, 2014 and took the following actions: 1, Presented a plaque to Ms. Nana Royer for four years of service to the city on its Tree to allow parking on the north side of 16th Street, west of A1A Beach Boulevard. 3. Re-appointed to three-year terms Comprehensive Planning and Zoning Board Mitherz. authorize the sale of a surplus 2006 Chevrolet Impala used by the police department; the second to authorize the mayor to sign the master Florida Department of Transportation. It's been a busy summer for the Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, better known as FOSAA. In June FOSAA sponsored A Gathering of Friends, Children's Arts Festival a free event held at the Amphitheatre. Children had the opportunity to experience hands-on arts activities with area visual artists, dancers, musicians, and crafts people who generously donated their time. Children also met Curious George and Clifford, played games with pirates, and lined up to have their faces painted. Over 1300 children and adults attended and activity areas were packed all day. Funding from a TDC grant helped defray expenses. Festival cochairs, Jessica Ray and Carol Gladstone, were thrilled with the turnout and plans are already underway for next year. enabling the Camp to be offered free of charge to all participating children. During the week children learned to play the ukulele, construct Muppet puppets, make and play drums, learn proper vocal techniques and sing and record an original song. The culmination was an enthusiastic last day performance for family and friends. "We could not have brought the Arts Festival or the Camp to fruition without the enthusiasm and generosity of Ryan Murphy and the Amphitheatre staff, "said Dottie Acosta, President of FOSAA. "We are all in sync in recognizing the importance of the Amphitheatre as a community venue." Ryan Murphy, General Manager of the Amphitheatre is one of FOSAA's biggest cheerleaders. Every year the Amphitheatre presents a phenomenal schedule of By Carol Gladstone


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 publisher. Views and opinions expressed are those of the writer and do not express the viewpoint of the publisher or editorial staff of the News Journal. All ads submitted for publication in the Beaches News Journal should be received by the 15th of the month in order to appear in the following months issue. Matters concerning advertising should be referred to the Publisher 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 ernment, St. Augustine Beach community development, management company or Homeowners Association. City of St. Augustine Beach News Journal Mayor Andrea Samuels City Manager Max Royle City of St. Augustine Beach News Journal St.AugustineBeaches St. Augustine Crescent Beach ATLANTIC OCEAN St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Shores David Hanleys Lawn Maintenance Personal Service No Job Too Big Or Too Small Cell (904) 501-3976 (904) 824-6564 LLC: L09000017989 Commission Seat #4 To learn more about Margaret visit: or call 904-461-3454 Political Advertisement paid for and approved by Margaret England Candidate for SAB Commission Seat #4 James R. Schock, St. Johns County Floodplain Manager and Plans Examiner, is presenting a workshop in September 23 at Anastasia Liabray. During the free workshop The workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit for a list of library locations, and for more information about the workshops, please contact Mr. Schock at work with children in our local child welfare system as foster parents or mentors. Foster parents serve through their dedication to healing children, providing nurturing temporary permanency for children. Mentors work with older youth to establish a mutual friendship. The single variable that most accurately predicts the success of a youth aging out of foster care is whether that child has at least one adult friend in their lives that shows compassion Classes required to become a licensed foster parent, or to adopt a child through the child welfare system will begins September 8 and continue November 17. For more information, please call 904.209.6131. Temple Bet Yam of St. Augustine, has bought out the house for the Limelight Theatre's wonderful musical, "The Adams Family," on Saturday October 11th. There will be a wine and cheese reception at 6:30 PM followed by the performance at 7:30 P.M. This is a fundraising event. Tickets are $30.00 and it is open seating. To place a reservation please contact Terre at or large concerts and events that we are proud to bring to the community," he explains, but it is truly the events that we work on with FOSAA that brings us closer to our vision of bringing the Amphitheatre to the community and providing a space that is inclusive of all who live here. Utilizing the Amphitheatre as an educational facility as well as a concert venue fell perfectly in line with FOSAA's Summer Camp." schools are also using the Amphitheatre for their events and performances and FOSAA offers grants to help defray their expenses. Grants are made possible by membership donations from FOSAA's six hundred Friend members sponsors.. Membership Director, Carol Gladstone, explains Our members are huge supporters of the Amphitheatre and its concerts as well as FOSAA's mission. Their support enables our hard-working Board to accomplish so much." President Dottie Acosta October 25th. Proceeds will be earmarked for future children's events. Ryan Murphy sees this as just the beginning of the great work that can be done together.


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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 Phone: 904-236-6243 107 A 11th Street resolutions to amend the Fiscal Year 2014 budget. 6. Discussed the opening of 2nd Street west of 2nd Avenue, and decided that access to 2nd Street is to be via 2nd Avenue from 1st Street. The city staff is to work with the lot owners on issues concerning the County Utility Department providing water and sewer lines to 2nd Street west of 2nd Avenue. Also, still to be resolved is who is to pay for the foundation and pavement for 2nd Street. The city administration has suggested that the city pay a third, while the lot owners will pay two-thirds of the cost. The lot owners will have to pay 100% of the costs to construct the water and sewer lines. 7. Decided that 7 feet adjacent to a lot at the west end of the 100 block of 2nd Street was part of a plaza, not an alley, and therefore would not be vacated for use by the owner of the lot. 8. Discussed allowing food trucks in the city. At this time, all mobile vending of food and other goods is prohibited except at the Wednesday farmers market and at special events, such as the citys New Years Eve Beach Blast Off. The city staff is to obtain more information about food trucks. This topic is scheduled for further discussion at the commissions September 8th meeting. 9. Postponed to January 2015 discussion of a recent evaluation of city services and operations, and the connection of them to the citys vision and strategic plans. 10. Postponed to the September 8th meeting consideration of adopting the revised personnel manual. The city staff is to obtain information about paying the employees for a certain percentage of an employees unused sick leave when the employee leaves the city in good standing. 11. Approved two topics for inclusion in the Northeast Florida Regional Councils 2015 legislative priorities: beach renourishment and public transportation. The commissions next regular meeting is scheduled to be held on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the commission meeting room at city hall. The public is invited to attend. Andrea Samuels, Mayor Message from the Mayor I had the honor of representing the City of St. Augustine Beach at the League of Cities conference. The conference was held in Hollywood, Florida. The theme of the conference was Technology and cities. One direction the league was advocating was for cities to have a 5 yearIT strategic plan in place. Commissioner Snodgrass had presented that very idea at our August commission meeting. The commission will be holding a special meeting after January 2015 to discuss this and other plans to advance the city. The commission directed the Planning and Zoning Board to evaluate the Vision Plan. This evaluation should include a review of goals that had been previously set. The Planning & Zoning board will be assessing to see if in fact those goals havebeen met, which goals need to be reviewed and they will then make recommendations to the commission. The commission will be assessing the strategic plan, seeing which goals have been met, which have not. Together with the recommendations of the P/Z we should have a positive direction for the city. We will be able to see the accomplishments of meeting goals and seeing what areas need attention. This will be a very exciting time for all of St. Augustine Beach. There is new legislation in regard to the keeping of records and how meetings are to be held. Florida legislation is moving forward be required to take a course on Ethics. Just a reminder school has started. Please be mindful of our children waiting for their bus orwalking to school. Please join us for our FREE St. Augustine Travel Club get together on Wednesday, September 10, at 3pm at the Southeast Branch Public Library on U. S. 1 when we will present on ECUADOR. Our own Mary Ellen Page will give a presentation on her experiences having spent some time in Ecuador with intentions of staying there. She will explain and talk about it. The Travel Club is intended to be educational and 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 Dytrych at 904 797-3736. 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5 by Bill Jones, President Civic Association City Hall was jam packed as local candidates tried to convince Civic Association members and others in attendance to cast their votes in their direction at the August 11th Candidate Forum. The most lively discussion came from Candidates for School Board who debated Common Core and its impact on teachers and students. The community also got a chance to hear from candidates Margaret England and Michael Longstreet who are competing for a seat on the City of St Augustine Beach Commission. The Civic Association will give the community a second opportunity to hear from the all the candidates on Monday October 13th at 7 pm. September brings an end to another amazing some old friends and a couple of new ones. Mid Life Crisis is back for a 10th straight year on September 3rd. On September 10th we welcome a new act to Music by the Sea when the band Go Get Gone entertains us with a mixture of swing and rockabilly. On September 17th its the US Navy Pride Rock & Roll Band and on September 24th we hope you'll come out for our Tie Dye Hippie Night featuring the music of Phoenix. Phoenix is a new band with some very familiar faces. Jim Stafford, formerly of the Falling Bones and owner of Eclipse Studios has teamed up with Ron Norris and a few other musicians to form Phoenix. The band will be seven pieces strong and Jim assures me music fans will not be disappointed. Get your hippie gear and get ready for fun on September 24th Finally we invite you to our September membership meeting scheduled for Tuesday September 9th at 7 pm at City Hall. The Civic Association will update members on upcoming be served and our guest speaker with be Richard Goldman of the St Johns County Visitors and Convention Bureau. Mr. Goldman will talk about the state of tourism in our county. For more informationon the Civic Association we invite you to visit our website at www. You dont know, so Im going to have to tell you: I had to stare at a blank page here (except for the title above) for several minutes as I wondered where to begin this essay unextraordinaire. Leadership isnt an easy subject to write about, though entire books have been devoted to it. Maybe leadership is like dieting: there are oodles of books and articles about the topic, but no one book, no word about whats the best diet, about what leadership really, truly is. And because leadership is such a complex topic, I must by necessity divide my overview, second an addition to the overview, and third the focus. The last will be a look at some examples of leadership in local government that Ive seen over the years. Heres Part I. Theres a preciseness/impreciseness about We think that we know leadership when we see it in action, and we certainly know about leadership from examples provided by history. Theres George Washington, Revolutionary and another George, last name Patton, a military general in World War II. Theres Abraham Lincoln, who led the country during the Civil War, and Franklin Roosevelt who was our countrys leader before and during World War II. Theres Winston Churchill, Great Britains prime minister during World War II; Mahatma Gandhi who, with his followers, changed the history of India; the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet; and Mother Theresa, who showed leadership by her example of service to the poor of Calcutta, India. Scholars of history and ordinary citizens who know history likely think well of leaders. But whats to be said about the likes of Adolph Hitler, Josef Stalin, Mao Zedong, Saddam Hussein, Jim Jones, perpetrator of the Jonestown Massacre of his followers in 1978, and many other so-called leaders whose beliefs and actions resulted in negative consequences? leads one to wonder if there are there immutable personality traits that make a person a leader in all situations. What, then, are we to make of these paradoxes: Ulysses S. Grant, effective Civil War general, disastrous U.S. president; Herbert Hoover, skilled administrator of a complex World War I aid agency that saved millions from starvation in Europe, but whose leadership abilities didnt convince the voters to give him a second term as U.S. president in 1932; Winston Churchill, whose leadership in World War II rallied a nation, which then rejected him as its leader after the war; movie directors whose innovative techniques bring opinions about politics and morality may stamp them as nave and ill-informed? Are leaders born or made? Can leadership be learned in academic settings, training seminars, or is leadership the accidental merging of personality traits with an external need for action and direction in certain situations, which might mean that ordinary citizens, some with little formal education and no leadership training, could under the right circumstances be leaders? Leadership, I was surprised to learn, is a topic that can be studied at a university, like engineering, physics, history, or literature. You can, for example, earn a Bachelor of Science in Leadership at Northeastern University in Boston. The core courses for that degree include psychology, making and logic. Theres also a Masters degree in Educational Leadership offered by the University of West Florida. Southern New Hampshire University has online courses for a Masters degree in Business Leadership. So, you may wonder: does a person these days need a university degree to be a leader? answers. Maybe we can learn something about what leadership is by providing quotes from persons who are or were in their time recognized leaders. Thanks to Encyclopedia Googletanica, I could have given you dozens of pithy sayings, but lets just have a small sample here. As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. Bill Gates The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. Theodore Roosevelt No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or get all the credit for doing it. Andrew Carnegie this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the War II British general Bernard Montgomery alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. World War II and Korean War American general Douglas MacArthur Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunities to change things for the better. President Harry S. Truman And for quotes from women leaders, I found many, thanks to Ms. Elaine Bernstein Partnow, who collected and edited them in her book From Women on Leadership. Here are some: For, what is a family without a steward, a ship without (continued on page 10) Professional Packing, Shipping & Mailing Service Center (904)460-0022 With Safe ShipYou Have Options For info & directions please see *NQMBOU%FOUJTUSZt $SPXOT#SJEHFTt $PTNFUJDt 8IJUFOJOHt 7FOFFSTt *NQMBOU%FOUVSFTBSUJBMTt $POWFOUJPOBM%FOUVSFTt t&YUSBDUJPOT t8JTEPN5FFUI t*7FEBUJPO t*NQMBOUT t#POF(SBGUT tJOVT&MFWBUJPOT t(VNVSHFSZ t-BTFS5IFSBQZ tPGU5JTTVF(SBGUT %%4.4I% %FOUBMVSHFPO0YGPSE


Answering questions about Home Owner lawn equipment. Featuring Mow St Augustine Power House spokes person. 6 Hankerson for State Senate Paid for by Derek Hankerson State Senate 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 venders including Farm Produce, Arts & Crafts, and other various venders to choose from. Open from 8:00 am until 12:30 pm Every Wednesday Thru September Dinner At 6 p.m. Concert At 7 p.m. September 3th Mid-Life Crisis Classic R/R Cafe Atlantico September 10th Go Get Gone rockabilly/R & R Sea Oates Cafe September 17th Navy Pride Rock/Pop Coquina Beach Surf Club September 24 Phoenix Clasic Rock Sunset Grille Location: St. Johns County Pier Park St. Augustine Beach 350 A1A Beach Boulevard (904) 347-8007 September is here which is the PEAK month of the Hurricane Season. We know living here in Florida that we have to be prepared. Here are some questions we talked about in June with things you should know about maintaining your Generator or if you are considering a Generator purchase. Manufacturers advise adding fuel stabilizer to the gas to minimize fuel breakdown, varnish and gum buildup. But it's no guarantee against problems. If it doesnt start bring it to us and we can check it out. maximum power the generator will put out on an extended basis. And it's the only rating you should rely on when buying a generator. The higher maximum or starting rating refers to how much extra required for those items by their UL Rating Labels on the items. First and foremost never run the generator indoors or in a garage as it may cause carbon monoxide engine so they can gravity-feed gas to the carburetor. But that setup can quickly turn into a disaster if you spill gas when refueling a hot generator. Some generators, especially low-cost models, can be damaged by running out of gas. They keep putting out power while coming to a stop, and the electrical St. Augustine Power House can service your portable generator if needed and we have a full line Honda and Briggs & Stratton Generators and accessories. Our knowledgeable staff can answer any questions you may have. 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 AHCA Star The Moultrie Creek team of professionals is pleased to announce that they have received the highest ranking of 5-stars as rated against their competitors in the St. Johns County area. This is a prestigious ranking in the nursing and rehabilitation industry and one to be proud of. Moultrie Creek Nursing & Rehabilitation Center prides itself in providing home-like amenities during your stay. A personalized plan of care teaches and educates you for continued improvement after returning home. 200 Mariner Health Way, St. Augustine Tel: 904-797-1800 Fax 904-797-1803 Gingie MacQueen, Admissions 904-864-1051 Left to Right: Gingie MacQueen, Admissions Dir. Beverly Stoltzfos, Director of Nursing, Jason Davis, Administrator, Sally Howes, Rehab Program Mgr, Jignish Patel, Medical Dir. Shopsmith Mark V 510 6 in 1 Table saw, bandsaw, belt sander, lathe, joint planer, drill press fully functional, Manuals, accessories


7 Cash for Gold, Diamonds and Coins 904-471-1023 Call Us At 794-7001 Irrigation Lawn Care Landscaping Phone: 904-900-0990 The Power Corner Welcome to The Power Corner, a news article about outdoor power equipment with a look into the past and future of outdoor power equipment. For the next few months we Futchs Power Depot of St Augustine will discuss a topic with you in hopes to enlighten some truth or false information based on the type of equipment used in keeping your lawns and landscape manicured. First of all a little background about myself, I have worked in the Outdoor Power Equipment Industry for 20 plus years. Many of you have read past articles of mine written under an alias name in this same paper and I believe that you deserve some new material. The Power Corner is intended to do just that. So sit back, read on and enjoy, if you have any questions or concerns or want to debate a subject, please feel free to email me, Having said that, lets start off this months article with some trivia. What invention was patented in June of 1914 that forever changed the lawn mower industry? Hint. Not a machine but a tool that enhanced the machine that did the work. The answer will be revealed in next months article. If you have an answer please email or call me @ 904-8262488. We are open Monday thru Friday 7:30am to 5:30pm and Saturday 7:30am to 1:00pm. Stop by if you like and meet the staff and check out our newly remodeled facility. We are located at 23 Marion St. One block North of SR207 on US1. Look forward to seeing you! Thanks for reading along this month, I look forward to next months article and reading your need parts or service on your lawn equipment. Check out the new All-Wheel Drive Husqvarna Walk behind Mowers. Equipped with your choice of a Honda, Kohler or Briggs and Stratton engine. The Huqvarna HU675AWD 22" Lawn Mower easily handles hills, thick grass and tough terrains. Its AWD technology provides simultaneous power to all 4 wheels giving the operator maximum control and maneuverability. The HU675AWD features a 149cc Kohler engine, 22" cutting width, comfort handle and a 2 bushel soft bag collection system. Bring this coupon along with your lawn mower blade and we will sharpen and balance your blade at no charge! Come see our new state of the art blade sharpener. This applies to home owners only (no commercial cutters, you guys have your own discounts and stuff like this is for the people with walk behind mowers and small riders) Starting at $299.99 (904) 829-3411 One ADay, is more than just a Vitamin The Bayer company manufactured a variety of vitamins and called them Onea-Day because you only had to take them once each day. There are not many things we only have to do once a day. Although it doesnt apply to me, most folks have to comb their hair more than once a day. We usually eat and void more than once a day. We sit, stand, bend, and twist more than once a day. But some motions dont happen once a day or even once a week. Starting with the feet and moving up, the ankles do okay. Walking, sit to stand and negotiating stairs keep them fairly mobile. The knees are the same. But the hips they rarely move completely. Very few daily activities require full internal rotation, external rotation and extension. Over time this can make them tight and eventually prevent the motion or limit strength. If the hips get tight the lack of movement can be made up in the low back, which is not a good solution. But simple lunges can help maintain strength and most of the hips internal rotation and extension. Crossing the foot over the leg will help maintain external rotation. when we put on socks and shoes but when we straighten back up we dont really go into extension. Few daily activities require us to go into extension or bend backward. We dont lean back much, which helps with disc nutrition, keeps the joints mobile and stretches out the ligaments and other soft tissues. By simply placing your hands on your hips and leaning gently back (seated or standing), once a day can help keep this motion and minimize loss. Also, bending side to side by sliding the hand down the leg and up again (side bends) would be a good idea. And crossing your arms over your chest and turning side to side while sitting will also help. The neck stays fairly mobile just by looking up at the beautiful Florida sky and down looking for shells on the with driving, so thats covered too. Fingers wrists and elbows do fairly well. Fingers go through a variety of motions manipulating objects. The elbow goes into is covered when we carry groceries. The motion in the shoulders, however, is probably utilized the least of any joint and Physical Therapists treat a lot of shoulder problems. If you think about the amount of available motion in the shoulder it really around our backs and behind us. But very little of that is utilized each day. For the most part, we move and live right in front of us. (continued on page 10) Paying Top Dollar!


8 Advisory Committee September, Already? 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 The month of September feels a lot like your of excitement and anticipation tempered by more than just a spoonful of angst. All washed and polished, you stand quietly kicking dirt with the toe of your new school shoes, the front of the yellow school bus. Questions buzz in your head like restless bees: Is your new book bag cool, is blue the right color, and does its superhero logo look bad enough so no one will mess with you? Will you like your at lunch? Good grief, Charlie Brown, Sept. 23 September, already? Similar feelings have been expressed about plans to celebrate St. Augustines 450th birthday and what role the City of St. Augustine Beach will play. History, like time and tide, waits for no one. It sets little store in measuring time, even using Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Even less notice is given to bright-colored spots on a map outlining geographic borders. History is a continuum, joined at the hip, in this case joined at the shoreline. Without the contributions from Anastasia Island and the role played by the City of St. Augustine Beach during the turbulent civil rights struggle, only 395 birthday candles would be needed. Some folks might view a 55-year history as a tiny morsel, more like an appetizer at a grand banquet. However, without the tasty appetizer past helps identify pivotal events and helps determine how best to mark with distinction a suitable legacy. Anastasia Island has made unarguable contributions to the security and survival of St. Augustine. The St. Augustine Lighthouse, preceded by a watchtower built by the Spanish in the late 1500s, has been burned, rebuilt, moved, and restored, and was Floridas records attest to the value of this lofty security system. Coquina, used to build the Castillo de San Ma rcos (fort), was quarried on our island 400-year milestone was celebrated with the construction of the Great Cross, erected at the Mission Nombre de Dios. Now, 50 years later, our city recognizes the struggle for civil rights that took place on our beaches, with photographs of a remarkable historical event. To sit by and do nothing seems like a missed opportunity. The historic pages written by our fair city are remarkable and deserve to be remembered. Come and take a walk on the wild side and visualize what might be possible. Among the many wonderful attributes our city offers good health. Stories of a fountain of youth may be mostly fabricated; however, there is a long history of people coming to our fair city seeking to improve their health. Contributing lifestyle, clean air, a moderate climate, some of the freshest seafood and a pleasant, laid-back, natural environment. (BAC) is working with the efforts of Public Works to enhance and support the search for a concept design for a bicycle / walking path and to present it to the city commission. While the path is still in the early planning stage, three elements will be included in the discussion and incorporated into the design: use of FloridaFriendly Principles in landscape, and cold, drought and salt tolerant plants; safety/security features such as lighting, clear directional and informational signage in braille, and accessibility for all; wide sidewalks for strollers, walkers and joggers, with marked bicycle lanes. A fourth feature will consider the natural beauty of the environment and the rich history of our city. This exciting concept for 2015 may also give a nod to art such as a sculpture, a wind chime or even a lovely setting for a bench in the shade. A large piece of coquina with a brief story of its role might be placed at 100-yard intervals along the pathway/route. This BAC project will be a living example of the contributions our city has made to history. As always, your input and support are welcome. You are invited to attend the BAC meeting Sept. 23 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. There is an opening to serve as an alternate on the BAC, so give Max Royle a call at 471-2122 and ask for details. A wise proverb reminds us to remember the past and learn, plan for the future and dream and always live in the present. Make a little history and plant a more beautiful world in the most beautiful city by the sea. Spiritually Speaking A Generational Battleground? Pastor, St. James Church, a Catholic Community of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter Church Services of Holy Eucharist Saturdays 4:30 pm Conducting Services at Call for more info: 904-460-0535 While on the road this past summer and on my way to a free breakfast (nothings really free in this agenda-laden world), I picked up one of the national tabloids that many hotels make available to their clientele in the morning. While browsing through it I came across a very interesting ad. It was a full-page shtick, with a rather smallish paragraph in the middle. Eyecatching to say the least. I dont remember the exact words but it was for some Vegas resort, and its message in the middle basically came down to this (I paraphrase from memory by necessity): Congratulations for reading this far. If you had been a millennial [someone born you probably wouldnt have gotten this far, since they dont read anymore anyway. And want to let you know about our blah, blah, blah offer to stay at our blah, blah hotel and whatnot for a special price. [Implication: you wont have to deal with those youngsters Oooookayyyyyy, got it! Wow! Now its grandpa/grandma vs. the kids. Except in this case the kids are, like, ah, at the very edge of the ages of my own children, good Lord! Now just that one piece of evidence, as my 1981-born University of Chicago Law School graduate youngest daughter would cite it, is troubling enough. But theres more. This month, there will be a lecture by Mr. Paul Taylor, Executive Vice-President of the Pew Research Center and author of a new book, Boomers, Millennials and the Looming Battle between the Generations on the 23rd of the month at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College (7 p.m., if youre really interested). I can only wonder what this researcher will have to say on this All I know is this. Putting this lecture title and the unnamed tabloid single-page Vegas ad together, we have, as the old song goes, trouble in River City. Only its not just the St. Johns River or any single river complex of the cities in our fair land. We may have a national major issue on our hands. Oh, and if you well-heeled retirees here on Paradise Island on the Intercostal Waterway imagine this wont affect you, think again! Got a medical emergency? Who do you think will attend you in the ER, aside from the M.D./D.O. professionals who may (or may not) get to you in time? Why the very kiddos you may have ignored throughout their developmental years, including the consequences of underfunding of our locals schools and their reading programs that just might enable them to decode the correct strength of a prescription to pull you out of cardiac arrest. Oh my, oh my. Its the beginning of a new school year, and what will some of us do with all our free time this year? Another self-indulgent round of golf? Another weekly massage (well deserved, we imagine)? Or do we VOLUNTEER (oh, that word) at a local elementary or middle school, to help children grow well into our society? The choice is yours and mine. And guess what? We never graduate into blissful and indolent retirement in this world. We die with our boots on or we die miserably. Just a thought at the beginning of this new school year. 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 Gate House Watch of St. Augustine Home watch services for snowbirds and other absentee homeowners We worry about your unattended home so you dont have to! Licensed & Insured 904-770-7939


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Home improvements and construction techniques such as roof-to-wall connec tions, hurricane shutters, impact rated glass, roof deck fastening, building code equivalent roof covering, and even the shape of your roof (hip vs. gable shape) homeowners report a savings of up to 40% on their windstorm portion of insurance premiums. Since St. Augustine and surrounding neighborhoods are close to the coast, we are more vulnerable to damage caused by hurricane winds, resulting in higher premi ums for windstorm protection than inland areas of the state. During your home inspection, a certi Wind Mitigation Inspection Could Save You Money On Homeowners Insurance By Jane Tucker, First Florida Insurance when your roof was installed and if it meets building codes. The code standard was updated in 2001 in Florida. An inspector will determine what type of roof decking is used and how its attached to the underlying structure, such as nailed or stapled. The more secure your roof, the better. Are roof trusses attached with nails or hur ricane clips? If your roof is a gable style, an inspec tor will review if the gable ends are braced securely. Inspectors will determine the wall con struction materials used on your home for framing, reinforcement, and outer fascia, and at what percentages. Roofs installed after 2008 require a secondary water barrier and your inspec tor will check for this protection; hur ricane rated protection to qualify for this discount. First Florida can provide a list of vide Wind Mitigation inspection. Call us and well help you get the discounts you deserve. First Florida agents invite you to take their Quote Challenge. Call First Florida to discuss your current policy coverag es. Their goal is to be certain you have the absolute best rate for which you qualify. Call, or come by to visit one of First Floridas friendly agents. I recommend a bold Cabernet Sauvignon for this wintry dish. 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10 The Art Studio by Jan Heusdens Fall at The Art Studio is a very busy time. Not only are the kids back in school, but we see an increase in people that want to take art classes and we have quite a variety. We are introducing a new teacher to The Art Studio, but certainly no stranger to Saint Augustine, renowned artist and her new Portrait Painting class on Sundays from 3pm to 6pm. Open to all ages and experience, the students will work with both the live model and pictures. Teri will guide through the process of capturing likeness, realism and classic portraiture techniques. Call 904-347-9150. Zentangle class with is a relaxing method of art through the use of pattern drawing. Tuesdays and Thursdays in September. Call 904-294-8112. Drawing:All Levels with New students learn fundamentals and experienced students sharpen their skills. Thursdays from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Call 904471-3138. Oil and Acrylic Painting with Mary Hubley. A new morning time on Tuesdays from 9:30am. to 12 Noon offers adults with children time to exercise their inner artist while the kids are at school. Call 904-471-3138 to register. Please visit our calendar/schedule on our website: for more information, supply lists and to register. Want to teach at the Art Studio? Please call on our website. Our rental rates are low and we hope that translates into an affordable class for your students and our community. Our featured artist for September is join us for our First Friday, September 5th opening from 5pm to 9pm. where we will also be exhibiting a new member's show. Calling All Artists! The Art Studio will November. All mediums will be accepted. Members will be charged $10. for each piece submitted and non-members $15. There will be cash awards for prize winners. 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Unit # 4305: $180,000 Unit # 3202: $179,000 Unit # 3215: $249,000 Unit # 3305: $224,900 Unit # 5219: $249,000 Unit # 2103 $189,900 Unit # 7207 $179,000 Unit # 6102 $229,000 Unit # 8104 $269,000 Unit # 8110 $269,000 Whens the last time you stretched your hand overhead. I mean really stretched as high as you could, as if you were getting something off the top shelf you could barely reach. Likewise, whens the last time you were able to reach up and over, or around and behind, to scratch your back. Whether it itches or not these motions should be made at least once a day otherwise the range can be lost. These are simple solutions but effective. Conveniences of today have minimized our need to move. But when we need motion but not kept it healthy it wont be there and we risk injury. The solution is as simple as taking a vitamin move through full ranges of motion at least once a day. If youve lost range or have suffered an injury, call us at 904-829-3411 (St. Augustine) or 386-325-2721 (Palatka). We may be able to help get it back and get you on a healthy track. One ADay, is more than just a Vitamin (continued from page 7) Sheriffs Corner This month I would like to remind all of our citizens as well as visitors that schools went back in session late last month which means that our children are going to and from school daily. I would ask all of you to take extra time and be extremely careful in school zones as motorists should plan on longer commutes and follow the speed limit in School Zones. Deputies will be at school zones throughout the county to monitor those zones and to address any violations accordingly. Drivers need to be occur in a school zone. Deputies will also be in unmarked vehicles seeking any motorists who pass stopped school buses while loading or both directions must come to a complete stop for school buses that are stopped, displaying the stop signal. Motorists traveling in the opposite direction are exempt from stopping if the roadway is separated by a median of at strictly enforced. Motorists are also reminded to take extra precaution at school bus stops where eager time, may dart into the street as the bus arrives. Here are some safety rules to pass along to children that ride a school bus. Arrive at your at least ten feet away from the roadway. Be sure to wait until the bus stops, the door opens and the bus driver says its alright to enter before stepping onto the bus. Be careful that clothing with drawstrings and book bags with straps or dangling objects do not get caught in the handrail or door when exiting the bus. Walk in front of the bus, never behind the bus. Remember if you cant see the bus driver, he or she cannot see you. After getting off the school bus, stop at the edge of the bus and look both ways before crossing. If you were to drop something beside the bus, make sure to you tell the driver before attempting to pick it up. Students who walk to school should do so on a sidewalk if it is available. If there is no sidewalk, students should walk against the crosswalks. Those who ride a bicycle should students are required to wear a bicycle helmet. Now that schools are open for another year, please take the extra time needed and watch out for our most precious resource, our children. As I close this month, I would like to remind you that there is a wealth of information that you can obtain by visiting our website at Feel free to email me with any questions you may have as well as any topics you would like to see addressed here at You can also download our new App by searching for the St. Johns County media sights on Facebook and Twitter you will be sure to receive important updates anytime. Back to School Safety without the health and safety of a good monarch. Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1558-1603 If you have a sense of purpose and a sense of direction, I believe people will follow you. Democracy isnt just about deducing what people want. Democracy is leading people as well. Margaret Thatcher, prime minister of Great Britain, 1979-1990. Meir, prime minister of Israel, 1969-1974. Professional intellectuals are the voice of a culture and are, therefore, its leaders, its integrators and its bodyguards. Ayn Rand, author and philosopher. The secret of a leader lies in the tests he has faced over the whole course of his life and the habits of action he develops in meeting those tests. Gail Sheehy, author and social critic. The urgent need today is to develop and support leaders on every level of government who are As an aside, if I may, although I like many of the above quotes, the one that strikes me as closest to the essence of what I perceive true leadership to be is General MacArthurs. Notice the strong, is the fact that leadership, like all human actions, has a moral (a good or bad) component. This is why I have no respect for Hitler, Stalin and others of their ilk, for where was their compassion and integrity, especially when you compare them to leaders like Gandhi, Mother Theresa and Pope of the leader; that embraces the paradox of creating by destroying people for some grandiose yet ignoble cause, is leadership not worthy of being followed. Part II on leadership will appear in a few months. Itll feature information that Ive come across about what might be called some best practices of leadership in todays America. (continued from page 5)


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