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PRSRT SDT US POSTAGE PAID ST. AUGUSTINE, FL PERMIT #132 The Shores Observer 1965 A1A SOUTH #180 St. Augustine, FL 32080-6509 St.A NEWS FOR AND ABOUT RESIDENTS OF ST. AUGUSTINE SHORES Whats Inside The Observer This Month... Shores Golf Update The Shores Writers in the Shores St.Augustine shores May 2013 Shores residents who are interested in trying Tai Chi, will now have classes available right in their own neighborhood. A weekly Beginners Tai Chi class is now being held at the Shores Riverview Club. Classes will be from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and are held in the Riverview Club ballroom. The new class is an introduction to Tai Chi Chuan, and all are welcome even if you have no previous experience in practicing is a very low impact activity that requires no special equipment. as meditation in motion, explians instructor Kevin Barry. stress and lowering blood pressure. The practice of Tai Chi empha sizes proper posture, alignment, balance and coordination without the use of force or tension in a fun, relaxed setting, said Barry. Kevin Barry is instructor for the new Tai Chi classes in the Shores. Kevin, who showed an interest in oriental philosophy and martial arts from a young age, started his training in martial arts as a pre-teen while liv ing in Alaska. Kevin be gan learning Tai Chi as taught by Grand Master Sam Tam in early 2009 and has been an enthu siastically dedicated to the art ever since. For more informa tion on the new Tai Chi classes in the Shores call 794-2000. The weather is getting warmer just in time for the season. The Riverview Club pool is a great place for families to enjoy some spring time and summer fun. The Riverview Club pool and grounds have had some recent renovations including a new pool deck now being put in place and a new pavilion area with picnic tables and grills was recently added. Check out the pool memberships available listed at the right side of this page. For more information call the Riverview Club at 794-2000. Shores Residents Memorial Day 27th The Annual Meeting of the St. Augustine Shores Service Corporation (homeowners association) will take place this month on May 3rd at the Riverview Club. During the meeting, the Shores Service Corporation Board election will also take place. Although there are four vacant seats on the Service Corporation Board and also four candidates, a formal election will still take place in accordance with Shores bylaws. Following the eletion, the Service Corporation Board will Annual meeting packets were mailed to all Shores property owners which included a meeting agenda, election ballot and information on the candidates. 2nd. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. and doors open at 8 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be served. For more information call 794-2000.


St. Augustine Shores Observer May 2013 2 St. Augustine Shores Community Classi The St. Augustine Shores Observer The function of the St. Augustine Shores Observer is to serve the St. Augus tine Shores Community. First priority will be given to reporting news and activities of the residents of the St. Augustine Shores, Shores organizations and other news and events that directly affects St. Augustine Shores. Second priority will be given to articles of general interest as space permits. 10th of the month in order to appear in the following months issue. Articles or information may be sent to the Shores Observer, 1965 A1A South #180, St. Au All material submitted to the Shores Observer is 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 Shores Observer. The Observers acceptance of advertis ing does not constitute an endorsement or approval of any product or services by the Observer or its staff. The publisher reserves the right to refuse advertising that does not meet the publications standards. The Observer is published by an inde the Shores Developer, the St. Augustine Shores Service Corporation or the St. Au gustine Shores Civic Association. St. Augustine Shores Observer (904) 607-1410 1965 A1A South #180 St. Augustine, FL 32080-6509 The St. Augustine Shores Observer is published monthly for residents of St. Augustine Shores St. Augustine, FL. How To Reach The Shores Service Corporation (Shores Homeowners Association) (904) 794-2000 The Observer offers free com residents. Ads May Not Promote A Business Or Service. Classifed ads will not be printed without a name, address and phone number included with the request. Send your ad to Shores Observer, 1965 A1A South #180, St. Augustine, 32080-6509. Or you may email your Deadline for all ads is the 10th of every month for the next months issue. Shores Observer Policy Corporation monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month. Meetings are at 7 p.m. at the Riverview Club. Association board meetings are held 11:30 a.m. at the Riverview Club. Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month. meetings are held on the second Tues day of every other month at 4 p.m. at the Fairview Condo club house. meetings will be held on February 1st, May 7th, August 6th and November 5th. The annual meeting will be held on October 1st. J. STEVEN GRAVE S, P.A. Over 20 Years Experience 904-825-2387 4425 U.S.1 South, Suite 105, across from The Shores 48" diameter oak pedes tal dining table $125; Espresso wicker dresser/armoire & matching headboard $125 for both; beige love seat $75; near ly new 2" oak faux wood blinds 52"x45" Sell and/or Buy? 797-9089. (1) 3 Granite Bar Tops 5 ends. Green with black swirls. $300 or best offer. (2) 1 chrome alinator for small minum A/C compressor for small block chevy. Like new. $100. Call 794-5631. Treadmill Proform Crosswalk 397, 1 year old barely used. Paid $475.00 asking $250.00. Call Bob 904-547-2973. 2009 Toyota Camry, 35,790 mi, one owner, garage kept, A1 condition, like new. Must sell. $15,000. call 797-3050. Sony DVD-CD-Video former $100 & Leg Magic $30. 4 (18in) Chrome Rims along with 3 All Season $500. Call 226-4134. mi, one owner, garage kept, A1 condi tion, Like new. Must sell. $9,500. call 797-3050. (1) GE Microwave 1650 Flat Screen TV, new condition $45 (3) Scotts Seed Spreader, used once $10. (4) Minolta SLR X-370 Camera, 1.7 lens, like new $45. Kalimar Pro-tee V-20 Tri pod $10. (Camera & Tripod $50). (5) lbs, 5 to 5), clean & worn only once, perfect condition. $11. (6) Marshall Arts nice with cary bag, worn once. $9. Uni form and shoes together for $15. Please call 904-377-7191. Glass top marble/ wrought iron base dining table with 6 up holstered chairs, new $1,300 now $500. ral hidabed-/love seat, 1-3 cushion, each $200. 2 couches, 2 or 3 cushions each $150. 2 Rattan end Tables $20 each. 3 Gass Top wrought iron base tables, new $700, now $350 each. Table lamps $20 each. Brother Portable Sewing Machine $35. Guardian 4 wheeled walker with seat and basket, $50. All in like new con dition. 794-5282. Reach Over 3,000 St. Augustine Shores Homes! BY U.S. MAIL Published Locally Distributed By U.S. Mail Not Thrown On Lawns Or Driveways Features Local, Neighborhood News Ad Deadline 10th of Each Month For Following Months Issue Call (904) 607-1410 To Find Out About Advertising In The Shores Observer and/or the St. Augustine Beaches Newspapers! EAST COAST WELLS & WATER TREATMENT CALL 824-6630 Water Problems? Ask Polly! Polly Swindull The water supply in St. Augustine has a high amount of calcium and magnesium which are considered hardness minerals. These minerals have a tendency to build up in water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines, coffee makers and plumbing systems. This will cause wear on your appliances and over time cost you more money. Water softeners eliminate calcium medium. your current system, rent water softening equipment or need free water testing, we can help. present an encore performance of the Secret of Suzanne by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari the orchestra will feature some solo instruments that are rarely heard as soloists. Bob Moore, the orchestras composer-in-residence, has written a vibraphone solo called Low Viscosity that will feature Tony Steve, soloist. Mr. Moore will conduct his own work and will also serve as guest conductor for a tuba solo; Variations on the Cobblers Bench by Arthur Frackenpohl. The youngest member of the orchestra at twelve years of age, Cameron Black, will be the soloist playing in Mozarts Violin Community Orchestra Concert May 5th The orchestra will salute our heroes serving in the military musically and will close the As a part of the orchestras tribute any active military will be admitted free to either concert. The St Augustine Orchestras concerts are held in the Lightner Museum, 25 King Street where you can enjoy orchestra music in the historic swimming pool. The concert will be held Sunday afternoon, May 5th at 3:00 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan Avenue, Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets for this performance are $10.00 at the door. For additional information, go to


D. 1. Peggy McGovern 2. Edie Shubert. Congratulations to Margaret & the gals that did so well. Our next tournament is the Sally Croyle Memorial,Thursday, April 25, 2013. See you all then. St. Augustine Shores Observer May 2013 3 MICHAEL A. DAGOSTINO, O.D. ELIZABETH K. MCLEOD, M.D. MEDICARE PARTICIPANTS ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS 1400 U.S. Highway 1 South 829-2286 TODD P. THOMPSON, M.D. PAUL W. HUND, III, M.D. N. PATRICK HALE, M.D. Best Vision Cen ter 10 Years WE ACCEPT MEDICARE, BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD, UNITED, CIGNA, AND MOST MAJOR MEDICAL HEALTH PLANS. TODD HOCKETT, O.D. 319 West Town Place, World Golf Village 940-9200 RUSSELL W. NELLIGAN, M.D.* *Cornea Specialist News From Around The Shores The Oldest City Detachement 383 of the Marine Corps League will be meeting on Going back a month or two, March was a wicked month for us golfers. Rain, & cold & hail, but at the end of March, our social commitee went all out & Jean Viscariello, Patti Lamy & Ruth Willis turned March madness into Spring-Time glory. The dining room was beautiful, the luncheon, well attended & the food so oooo good. Thanks to all concerned! Ciaran Monaghan was there to an swer all our questions on the rules of golf. cheon is to honor the winner of the Shores Ladies' Golf Association Club Champion tournament. This tourney is a low gross, 36 hole event & the winner for 2013-2014 is Margaret Crooks, who carded 164. are: MacPherson B. 1. Jan Wesselman 2. Jean Burns 3. Dale Kelleher C. 1. Fran Bennett 2. Ann McDow Shores Golf Update By Peggy McGovern will be games and prizes! Please bring non-perishable food items to donate and help a worthy cause, while agencies in 17 counties. San Savino at The Villages of Tuscany is located at 512 Chrisina Drive in St. Augustine Shores community off US 1 exit #305 on SR 206, go to US 1 and turn lelt. Go 1.5 miles and turn right on Shores Blvd. Turn let on to Christina Drive and the Salef Center is on the left. For information call 904797-6565. 904-797-6769 or Email: Pool home with fenced in back yard and pool. Owner maintains lawn and pool service. Large 3/2.5 home with updated kitchen, new cabinets, lots of cabinets and pantry. Master bedroom has shower with lot with 2 car garage. Some pets allowed. $1350/mo. PORTOFINO CONDOS 2/2 with den, 1674 sq. ft. $1500. ST. AUGUSTINE SHORES The St. Augustine Shores Annual Meeting Is May 3rd Starting At 10 a.m. Meeting Will Be Held At The Riverview Club 790 Christina Drive The invidual who guesses the exact number of birdies made (or closet thereto) at the their entry wil receive an aditional $5,000 bonus. Deadline for entries is May 8th. The PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass will be held May 6th 12th.


St. Augustine Shores Observer May 2013 4 David & Polly Lifetime Residents WE WILL NEVER SELL YOU WHAT YOU DONT NEED! 824-6630 Licensed Bonded Insured Ask Us About Under The Sink Systems Bottled Water Quality! Florida License #7232 Complete Home Systems Low Prices Great Service OULTRIE CREEK M NURSING & REHAB CENTER OPEN HOUSE 11 A.M. 2 P.M. Antique Car Show 200 Mariner Health Way, St. Augustine, FL 32086 Phone: (904) 797-1800 (Across from the Shores) Choosing the Road to Recovery... through In/Outpatient Rehabilitation Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy David Patrick, Commander, Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7 has announced that St. Au a multi-agency Kickoff Event to be held at the Vilano Boat Ramp on Saturday, May 18, from 8:00 AM this event will be the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, St. Augustine Flotilla. Flotilla 14-7 will present a Boating Safety Outreach Activity exhibit combined with a Vessel Safety Check Station offering free safety checks to assist the boating public in identifying safety and enforcement agencies. demonstrations as well as static boat displays presented by the other agencies of the Consortium, an organization formed to promote, coordinate, and evaluate marine search and rescue efforts on the waterways of St. Johns County. Anticipated agencies displaying boats are the U.S. Coast Guard, St. Johns the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and U.S. Customs Border Protection. Members of the general public as well as the boating public are invited to come and observe up close the safety, rescue, and interdiction equipment regularly in service on our St. Johns County waterways. conjunction with the Friends of Anastasia are holding an art contest. For our 10th Annual design for the race t-shirts. The topic of design is your favorite thing about Anastasia signed registration form obtainable at or by contacting Cristy printed on over 200 t-shirts, have the opportunity to be on hand and sign the shirts during CALLING ALL ARTISTS


weeks we have heard some outrageous stories regarding mower accidents, they just full blown Scag Zero Turn Radius Mower turn itself straight up while have happened, that mower weighed over 1000 lbs. The man was watching over us that day. The most important factor for safety is really simple. Two words. Common Sense. Granted thats asking a lot from some, but those simple words are long forgotten for most accidents that happen. People being stupid are gener because the customer is annoyed that the mower shuts off when they dont want it to. Like if there is an obstacle in the way of mowing and it needs to be moved, they dont want to re-crank the mower. Thats just lazy. The safety system was put on there for your protection. Granted some people should tures have safety systems in place. Good question. First of all if a unit is brought in for repair and the safety system has been altered, we give the customer two choices, one we repair the mower and attach the safety system back to factory settings, or two they can take the mower back home. We will not release a unit back to a customer if the safety system is not functioning to factory settings. Thats all the time we have this month, so until next month, remember St Augustine ing we realize that this safety system issue is one of major concern, we do not take it St. Augustine Shores Observer May 2013 5 Answering Questions About Homeowner Lawn David Hanleys Lawn Maintenance Personal Service No Job Too Big Or Too Small Cell (904) 501-3976 (904) 824-6564 LLC: L09000017989 Club News Writers In The Shores 125 Pope Road St. Augustine, FL 32080 Sales & Service For All Lawn and Garden Equipment St. Augustine Power House (904) 461-0310 May Special Free Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening. Bring Us The Blade We Will Sharpen it While You Wait! There is a charge to remove the blade from the mower. Limited to consumer mowers only, one mower per household. Offer not available for commercial cutters. The May meetings for Writers in the Shores will be on Tuesday the14th and again on the 28th. The chosen subject "The Challenge of Tomorrow" was suggested for this month's topic to write about on the 28th. Come and check us out, everyone is welcome and we would like to invite anyone who loves to write. You do not have to be a member. We meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 1:30 pm here at the Riverview Club Library. We are a casu al group who enjoy sharing their work and related discussion with each other. ments. All genres are encompassed. For information call me at 794-0789. Join us for our FREE will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 3:00p.m. at the Southeast Branch Library. The feature of the erlands The main focus of the Club is to ed ucate, inform, and enjoy armchair travel. The Travel Club is open to all St.Augustine residents, free of charge. We also would be happy to help you plan your trips to any destination as a free service of our ex pertise. Group travel can be arranged if enough members are interested. Your host is Peter Dytrych. Call 904 797-3736 for additional information. Sunday May 12th 4:00 P.M. Bring table snack. For infomation call Jodi Smith 599-308. Tuesday May 21st 12 Monday, Wednesday & Saturday at 9:00 A.M. Tuesday & Thursday at 1:00 PM Wednesdays at 7:00 PM A minimum purchase of three cards at one dollar each is required. Ten games of two parts each are played and all monies are returned to players. Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 12:30 PM Mondays at 10:30 AM. Thursday at 12:30 PM. Tuesday at 7:00 PM. Must 794-1855. -Tuesday & Thursday at 10:00 AM. Donation at door Conversational French on Thursdays at 3:00 PM with Micheline Sterling. Wednesday at 10:00 AM. Tuesday at 1:00 PM and Wednesday at 10:30 AM. Monday 10:00 A.M.-12 Wednesdays at 5:00P.M. An ancient Chinese discipline of meditative movements practiced as a system of execise. teaching for beginners. Wear comfortable clothes. $2.00 per person. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 AM and Monday at 7:00 PM. Tuesday at 8:30 A.M. Additional mobility for those who have a loose comfortable clothing and bring a mat. Saturday May 4th Music by & Marcia Farrell. Registration April 30th and May 2nd from 9:00-10:00 A.M. Dance Members and houseguests $5.00; non-members $10.00 Sunday May 19thRegistration May 14th & May 16th from 9:00-10:00 A.M. Members and houseguests $5.00; non-members $10.00 All dances are BYOB and snacks. For information 794-2000. Thursdays at 2:00 PM. Members $2.50 per person, Guest $3.50. Call Dennis Salvati 461-6782. : Second Tuesday of the month at 11:30 AM. Learn to play a new and will be giving lessons from 10:00 A.M. Welcome to join. For information call Jean at 794-9443. For information on any of the club activities please call 794-2000. JORGES HANDYMAN SERVICE, INC. Lic. # ST-7256 (904) 315-8550 Free Estimates Carpentry, Renovations & Repairs


St. Augustine Shores Observer May 2013 6 521 A1A Beach Blvd. St. Augustine, FL 32080 Fax (904) 461-8879 Analysis of your Property!!!! $650 Flagler Memorial Cremation Society 669-1809 Ultrasound exams. Biopsies. Radiation Seed Therapy. Anthony L. Cantwell, M.D., FACS 824-1450 Now accepting appointments and referrals Dr. Anthony Cantwell, Urologist WEVE MOVED OUR OFFICE TO 201 HEALTH PARK BLVD. SUITE 215, JAKADOFSKY BLDG. AT FLAGLER HOSPITAL At First Coast Rehabilitation we provide physical and occupational therapy using a manual approach. Patients often ask me to explain what it is, why we practice this way and what the advantages are. Physical and Occupational therapists are trained and therefore use a variety of skills to examine and treat problems of dysfunction and pain. Manual therapy is the cause of the dysfunction as well as addressing the symptoms. When using a manual therapy approach, our goal is to permanently solve the core issue causing the dysfunction and/or pain. Even chronic conditions can be greatly alleviated with this solution-oriented air in a leaky tire (the symptoms) versus When using manual therapy, our of the dysfunction. This is done by performing a thorough, dynamic structural examination, which provides information not always evident on a static A dynamic exam is a biomechanical working or non-working relationships and muscle controlled by a nervous system. Some physical/occupational therapists prefer to immediately prescribe exercises for a given problem. Manual physical and occupational therapist use their hands (and some equipment) to loosening stiff joints, soften tight/painful muscles using myofascial manipulation and restoring function by facilitating correct movement patterns. Tactile cues can help patients learn how to move properly again. Manual therapy is effective when treating patients with a multitude of either orthopaedic or neurological part of the body. Application decisions are made based on stage of condition, the type of tissue involved, the reactivity of painful movement resulting in decreased function. To achieve optimal results, manual therapists combine the handson treatment with strengthening and training, particularly achieving manual see if your therapist is a manual therapist go to: Many of the therapists from First Coast Rehabilitation are listed there. For more information regarding physical therapy, occupational therapy Coast Rehabilitation. Rob Stanborough is a physical therapist serving St. Augustine for over 10 years. He is president and coowner of First Coast Rehabilitation, as well as co-author of Myofascial Manipulation:Theory & Application, 3 rd ed by Proed Inc. He is certified in manual therapy, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists and has presented on the topic of soft tissue dysfunction in a variety of venues. Read previous com. On Saturday May 11 th 2013, letter carriers in 10,000 cities and towns across America will deliver much more than mail when they walk and drive their postal routes. They also will collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers participating in the 21st annual Letter Carrier Food Drivethe largest one day food drive in the nation. The effort of letter carriers, with the help of rural carriers, other postal employees and numerous other volunteers has resulted in the delivery of well over 1 billion pounds of donations to community food banks and pantries St. Johns County 57,485 pounds of food were collected and delivered to local food banks in 2012. More and more families all across the nation are turning to food banks for assistance. Our neighbors need our help now more than ever before. We would appreciate your assistance in promoting our nation. All residents need to do is place a box or can of non perishable food next to their mailbox before their letter carrier delivers the mail on Saturday, May 11,th. The carrier will do the rest. Shores Residents....Send Us Your News. Send your news about what is


St. Augustine Shores Observer May 2013 7 Chefs Corner By Matt Coan By Susanne Murphy, President 794-0117 New York Style Lunch Specials! Mon-Fri 11am-3pm CHEESE CALZONE Toppings .50 Spring garden: in your lawn with sod, plugs or seed ings. Keep lawn watered well, if the weather is dry. mowing lawns. Sand may be applied to uneven areas of the lawn for lev eling. The sand should not be more than 1 inch thick, or it may damage the lawn. spot fungus disease, small black spots on the leaves. Control by spraying every 7 to 10 days with a fungicide. lawn. catching them in when the lawn is mowed. ing perennials and bulbs. cucumbers, eggplant, kohlrabi, sweet potatoes, summer squash, tomatoes, turnips and water melons. coleus, coreposis, crossandras, dusty miller, exacums, gaillardias, gazanias, hollyhocks, impatiens, kalanchoe, lo belias, Marguerite daises, marigolds, nicotians, moss rose, rudbecklas, salvia, streptocarpus, Sweet William, torenias, verbenas and periwinkles. April is still cool enough in beef stew and since many Professional Chefs have a deep seated gastronomic hope that after the Mediterranean hubbub dies down, Americans will pay a little more attention to the superb cuisines of northern Europe. This delicious stew, based on an idea from Belgian cuisine, is cooked with beer. not any beer will do Make sure but not too bitter; Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewing Company is an ideal choice. Try this Beef Stew recipe for your next family get together or dinner party. Dont scoff at the prunes, the beer and the prunes combine well and produce pepper one inch slices 1. Preheat oven to 325 over moderately high heat. Dry the meat thoroughly and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of the kosher salt and one half of the black pepper. You can also toss Sear the meat in batches until deep brown, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. You do not want to crowd the meat in the pan or it will not color properly! Remove the meat with slotted spoon and set aside. Add the remaining oil and onions, and saut onions, stirring frequently, until nicely caramelized, about 7 to 8 minutes. Set onions aside. deglaze the pan with the beef stock, scraping the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Boil for about 5 minutes, until stock is slightly reduced. Turn off heat. 4. Put a layer of beef on the bottom of the kettle, followed by a layer of cooked onions. Sprinkle the top with half the prunes, half the thyme, and half a teaspoon of salt. Repeat this process and sprinkle the top with the remaining ground black pepper. Place the bay leaves, parsley sprigs and cloves in a piece of cheesecloth and tie off. Place the mixture in the center of the stew. 5. Pour beer over the stew and bring to a boil. Cover the kettle with the lid and place in the oven. Cook for 1 hour and 45 minutes, and check the meat for doneness. (Meat should be fork tender but not falling apart. The stew might take another 15 minutes.) 6. Remove cheesecloth and discard, adjust the seasonings, and sprinkle with the parsley garnish just before serving. Carbonnade can be made up to several days ahead. Cool and refrigerate, tightly covered. Bring to room temperature and warm gently. Garnish with parsley. Serve with buttered egg noodles and a fresh green vegetable and Enjoy! Is Now Open In The Shores! We specialize in fresh Dine in or take out. 926 Santa Maria Boulevard 904-794-0405 Voted Best of St. Augustine! Free Concert Series Every Wednesday Thru September May 8th Jazz R/R May 15th May 22nd R/R Coquina Beach Surf Club May 29th Classic R/R South Beach Grill June 5th Motown R & B June 12th R/R Mango Mangos June 19th Classic Southern Blues Paulas Beachside Grill June 26th Motown Review July 3rd Classic R/R Purple Olive


St. Augustine Shores Observer May 2013 8 Quality Built Custom Homes from the $200,000s including: News From Around St. Johns County Flotilla 14-7 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary has announced its 2013 public boating course schedule. All courses are offered at the St. Augustine Campus of St. Johns River State College, 2900 College Drive (off SR-16), St. Augustine. Students must register prior to any classes by contacting Vic Aquino at (904) 460-0243. comprehensive boating class for both beginners and experienced boaters that will give the participant the knowledge needed to obtain The Florida Boaters Card. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete this course. Topics Aids; Boating Problems; Trailering, Storing, and Protecting Your Boat; River Boating, and Waterskiing. The course is offered from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 4th, August 3rd, September 7th and course that will provide the student with the knowledge to interpret the nautical charts contents in order to navigate safely to their destination and return to port. Text and training chart are included. 6th and June 1st. primer designed for those not generally at the helm to help them to be prepared with the basics in the event of an emergency such as the captain becoming incapacitated. This course is offered from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 6th and June 1st. Visit http:// Keepers of the Coast will host the 7th An nual Sea Turtle Festival Sunday, May 19th, 2013, in downtown St. Augustine at the City of St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Me nendez. There is a suggested donation of $2.00/person, all proceeds to fund annual lo cal beach clean-up efforts and summer education activities in St. Johns County. The family-oriented fes tival will feature live music, conservation and wildlife edu cation tables, arts and crafts vendors, a silent auction, food and beverages, and Keepers Cove, an interactive childrens program. Last year, over 1,000 people attended the afternoon event. Jacksonville area trio, Grandpas Cough Medicine will headline the musical performances and other featured artists include Chelsea Saddler Sunday May 19th Sweetwater beer will be available for purchase. The Annual Sea Turtle Festival is the best way to experience every aspect of Keepers mis day. Join the organization and other local businesses as they work to preserve area beach es and endangered wildlife. One of the primary goals of the event is to educate youth on protecting their coastal en vironment, which is vital for the future health of all spe cies. There are Festival spon sorships available, ranging from $100.00 $2,500.00 for those businesses that are interested in partnering with Keepers of the Coast. downtown public parking areas. 980 Santa Maria Blvd., In The Shores Call 904-217-7695 Category 5 Omelet (3 Eggs, Ham, Mushrooms, Onions, Cheese) Steak & Eggs (With Potatoes Or Grits) All Beef Hamburger On Italian Bun Breast Sandwiches & More! Fancy Garden Salads (Add Ham Or Chicken) Triple Decker BLT Sandwiches WE DELIVER! OPEN MON-THUR 7:30AM TO 6:00PM FRI-SAT 7:30AM TO 10PM SUNDAY 8AM TO 2PM Serving Beer & Wine REX JEWELRY Not Just For Tourists 27 Cuna Street 824-0116 Open 7 Days A Week The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Anastasia State Park, in conjunction with the Friends of Anastasia will offer a Beach Fitness Workshop. and continue each Saturday from 8 AM to 9:00 AM morning until May 25, 2013. Classes are 1.5 hours long and include one session of: Tai Chi, Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, series. Six weeks, six individual classes, all for sixty dollars or $15.00 per class. Registration fees will go toward the fundraising effort intended for playground restorations and upgrades. One of the continued goals for The Friends of Anastasia State Park in the year 2013 is to refurbish and upgrade the current playground that is your arrival. Suggested items to bring include water, comfortable shoes, sunscreen,


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