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IN THIS ISSUE

e f i L y t Old Ci CULTURE & E’S PREMIER ST. AUGUSTIN

AGAZINE LIFESTYLE M

Jan. 2015

ON THE COVER: 8 Limbs’ owner Amy Commander takes time out of her busy schedule for an impromptu yoga session near the pier on St. Augustine Beach. The calming area waters provide the perfect setting to help you get relaxed and centered and ready to take on the New

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Sty ld City Yoga, O y Recipes h Healt Guide octors Local D eet Spirits Sw

Year. Our temperate weather allows for day, evening, even night classes to be held on the banks of the Oldest City’s peaceful shores. Turn to page 12 for more on the area’s yoga community.

FEATURES: 12 FIND YOUR STYLE Local yoga studios

20 COMMACHEE COVE Taylor Brothers’ Legacy

45 DOCTORS GUIDE Local area Physicians

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56 CAPTURING THE OLD SOUTH Through the lens of Rick McCallister

28 GIMMIE SOME SUGAR (CANE) St. Augustine Sugar Cane Harvest Fun

70 TASTY GREEN-NESS Recipes to start the New Year right


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FOOD & DRINK RECIPES & MORE 70-77 SPICE SIGNATURE DISH “HEALTHY” COCKTAIL

CULTURE FASHION 26 MUSIC 37 POETRY 54 ART 56

SECTIONS:

AROUND TOWN WATERFRONT 41

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ON THE TOWN 80 CALENDAR 60

LIVING HOME 65 CUP O’ JOE 82

COMMUNITY EVENTS 28

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FLAGLER FOCUS 32 GIVING 42 WORSHIP 62

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FROM THE EDITOR

Dear Readers,

it or not!) just waiting for that bell to ring.

The Oldest City made it through another

cycling…almost anything.

holiday season relatively sane and intact

the trees, the real ones that is, are buried

Plus, there’s something about the

(okay, that’s an assumption because as I write

on our beaches (to help bolster the sand

connectedness of yoga that mimics the

this, it’s actually one week before the “big

dunes, of course), and the Christmas lights

connectedness of this city, of this community.

day”). It is my sincerest wish that your holiday

are packed up, it’s time to focus on the New

It’s no wonder that it’s really become an

season was one filled with laughter, joy and

Year unfolding in front of us. Many of us

integral part of our world here. Naturally, we

good times spent with friends and family…

struggle with balance: work, family, friends,

here at Old City Life took it upon ourselves to

because really, when you think about it, that’s

more work…it can get oppressive and

help you find out more about the studios, the

what matters most in life. Sorry for getting a

overwhelming. It’s no secret that one of the

styles, and the life, so that you too can reap

little sappy here but this time of year always

best ways of dealing with the stress of all that

the benefits that practicing (yes, practice,

seems to have that affect on me. What do

pressure is to eat right and exercise. It can be

because, as an instructor once said: “As with

you expect? It’s widely known in my circle of

hard to fit in a busy lifestyle ,but doctors say

life, you never perfect it.”) yoga can bring.

friends that my most favorite holiday classic

even a little is better than none at all.

is, you guessed it, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Now

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After all the ornaments are put away, and

focus, it lends itself to running, weight-lifting,

But what kind is best? Well, that’s a

Make it a goal to find your balance this New Year, whether through yoga, exercise,

that the Amphitheater plays it on the big

personal choice, obviously, and there is yet

more time with your loved ones, whatever it

screen every December, I’ve seen it like it was

to be a general consensus on which is best

takes…because in the end, no one ever said “I

meant to be seen. As

anyway. One thing is for certain, yoga is

wish I’d spent more time at work…”

long as that is part of

playing a big part in that discussion. Across

their offering, you’ll

the board, it is the one activity that many

find me and the fam

experts agree enhances any sport. Because

front and center

there are so many different styles, all with

(whether the kids like

different levels of intensity and points of

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Altogether now…breathe in…hold it …and let it out…repeat...


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AROU N D TOW N | D OWN TOW N

FROM OUR MAYOR

NEW YEARS AND FRESH STARTS....... JANUARY 17TH AND BEYOND BY NANCY SHAVER

January—the month of fresh starts, and I

was encouraging a friend, and said I’d go

do here of not just gyms or yoga and more,

am delighted that one of my 2015 “starts” is

along. Since I’m not really coordinated,

but walking, running and biking all over this

contributing to Old City Life and its unique

and was intimidated by all the equipment,

beautiful city. A morning walk by the marsh

perspective on our town. Along with fresh

I decided to work with a trainer—and

and seeing a Roseate spoonbill is an amazing

starts, January is the month of resolutions—

Nicole got me hooked. I’ve often said that

way to start a day. Walking through our

and as it turns out, resolutions that are

if pressed, the last thing I would give up is

neighborhoods, or along the ocean (a park

quickly abandoned, (January 17th is “Ditch

Nicole and my 6:00 a.m. sessions with her (I

pass to Anastasia gets you the gate code for

New Years Resolutions Day”). and of course,

am a morning person—but everyone has the

early entrance) is part of the magic of where

tops on most lists is getting fit, or losing

right time for them).

we live.

weight. As someone who never paid much

And it’s not just about my clothes fitting

On my list for spring is occasional “Walks

better (I actually haven’t lost weight—but

with the Mayor” in different neighborhoods,

attention to exercise beyond a little walking

now it’s muscle): it’s about more energy,

to celebrate our walkable city, and I hope

and a little yoga (never really saw the charm

better balance, and better focus. That Roman

you will not only join—but keep walking

of regular exercise—and at 68 figured I

poet was right: “A sound mind is a sound

(or whatever works for you) past January’s

could avoid it forever), my road to regular

body.”

“Ditch New Years Resolution Day.”

workouts at World Gym was accidental. I

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GETTING CENTERED IN THE OLD CITY BY CHRIS BODOR AND LEEANN KENDALL FEATURE PHOTOS BY ROB FUTRELL (COURTESY KATE VIVENZIO),

LAUR A VAN H ORN , BA L A N CES O N T H E BAY FRO N T

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FINDING THE RIGHT STYLE Finding the right workout, one that gives results, feels good and fits into your schedule, is key to a healthy lifestyle. In yoga, finding the form and studio that fit is the key to building a lifelong yoga practice. Images in media make it look difficult and intimidating, but the truth is, there is yoga for every level and every body and it’s one of the best ways to create a healthy body, mind and spirit. Lucky for us in St. Augustine, over 100 classes a week, from gentle to vigorous, are available at many different studios throughout the area.

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Kripalu Discovery Yoga, at 3 Davis Street, is owned and operated by master teacher and American yoga pioneer, Deva Parnell. Practicing yoga since the ‘70s, Deva teaches Kripalu Yoga, a philosophy rooted in compassion. Kripalu Yoga is about creating a safe and sacred space for people to discover themselves. “It’s not about imposing a form upon yourself. It’s about discovering yourself through a form. The form is not as important as the experience you have with it,” Deva says. Parnell has trained over 2,500 Yoga teachers and was the first Yoga Teacher Training School registered in the State of Florida. Her semi-annual trainings attract students from all over the country and include residential and weekend programs. They have gentle, moderate and vigorous classes as well as weekend workshops and 200-hour and 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training. Deva says, “Even when people just think yoga is an exercise class, they still learn things about themselves. There are so many styles. There is a yoga for everyone. If you don’t like one class, keep looking. You’ll find the right class for your body and what your body needs. For me, Kripalu is the best because it’s so versatile. It’s meditation in motion.” For more info check www.DiscoveryYoga.com.

Bikram On Anastasia Island, two more major yoga studios offer dozens of classes each week. The Bikram Studio, 700 Anastasia Blvd., also known as “Hot Yoga,” is home for yogis and yoginis who practice 26-postures in 105 degree room with 40% humidity. Kate Vivenzio, owner of the studio since 2006, says, “I tell new people that you’re not going to love it while you’re doing it, but after the 90 minutes, you get in your car, drink some water and you get this feeling and you just want to do it again.” Kate started at the Bikram Studio eight days after it opened and has never left. “I struggled in other classes. Bikram just seemed doable for my body. Bikram Yoga will save you. It’s healing. It will increase your circulation, metabolism, flush out your kidneys, make your whole system kick into gear.” Bikram teachers train for nine weeks and all teachers all over the world give the same class, the same poses, the same count, in the same temperature studio. “I am true to what I was taught. We haven’t changed a thing in 13 years. 90 minutes, 26 postures. There’s so much pressure to change. People want less heat, shorter classes, fewer postures, but we don’t do that.” A second Bikram Yoga studio is located at 10440 US 1 North in the Panther Plaza, right next to Nease High School. Visit www. BikramYogaStAug.com for all the details.

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Ashtanga “Just keep exploring until you find the right one,” says 8 Limbs owner, Amy Commander, who opened the Ashtanga studio in 2009. First introduced to Power Yoga in a local gym, Amy fell in love with this yoga style and sought out her teacher, Beryl BenderBirch. After learning about the 8-fold path of yoga, she wanted to share it with the St. Augustine community and opened the studio. Since then, it has expanded to include the 8 Limbs Boutique, featuring yoga gear, jewelry and inspired gifts. The studio and boutique are next to Gypsy Cab Company at 804 Anastasia Blvd. “8 Limbs is a very special place to me; it is like my home,” says David Zacharias, a Ph.D. neuroscientist who has been a student at the studio for more than four years and a teacher for more than three. “The people who fill the studio every day are the kindest, warmest people I have ever known: they are my friends, they are my family.” Known for the Ashtanga Primary Series, which purifies and heals the body, modifications are offered in each class. Amy says, “When new students learn the series they’re amazed at their new strength and power. Yoga transforms in so many wonderful ways, I feel honored and fortunate to be able to share all aspects of yoga with our students.” Starting in March 2015 Yoga Teacher Training will be added to their schedule. Find out more about 8 Limbs Yoga at www.8LimbsYogaStAug.com

The Yoga Experience on Stage This past July, yoga practitioners from all walks of yoga shared the experience of the Michael Franti SoulShine Tour mass yoga session and acoustic jam at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. In the summer heat, Franti and friends played music, world-renowned yoga teachers led the class and First Coast yogis and yoginis stretched and sweated, laughed, breathed and cried tears of joy. If it happens again this summer, it’s an event not to be missed.

As the New Year begins and you want to fulfill new fitness goals, try yoga for optimum health in body, mind and spirit. Classes are also available at many other local studios including Gita Yoga at The Healing Farm; City Wellness; Yoga & Zen; The Yoga Room; as well as The Refinery; Gold’s Gym; the Council on Aging and Adult Education. If you want yoga in St. Augustine, there’s a class for you!

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HEE

COVE Island & Yacht Harbor BY RICK MCALLISTER

How does a person get into the boat marina business and once they do, how do they make it unique? Well, for Joe Taylor at Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor and his brother Tom (deceased), the journey was one that took a number of unusual and challenging turns. The Taylor boys had their early roots entrenched in South Carolina and Georgia. After college, Joe went into the textile industry while Tom attended the U.S. Naval Academy, followed by a tour in the U.S. Navy. Joe left textiles and ventured into the stock market arena, but the lure of the sea changed his focus. So, at the age of 34, he took a little sail on his brother’s 34-foot sailboat in Annapolis, and life was never the same after that.

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“THE LURE OF THE SEA CHANGED JOE’S

task of digging and building a marina. One

FOCUS so AT THE AGE OF 34 HE took a

material from the marina basin was used

little sail on his brother’s sailboat

interesting note here: some of the dredged to provide fill for the athletic fields at the adjacent School for the Deaf and Blind.

in Annapolis, and life was never

Another interesting side light; when I had

the same after that”

photographs, there was no time out for

an opportunity to look at early construction posing. Every single shot showed Joe and Tom wielding picks and shovels, pouring

Shortly thereafter, Tom left the Navy and the two brothers departed for Honolulu hoping

cement, and welding steel beams right along

to find a new business venture. They decided to build a marine shopping center, and in

with the other construction crew, oblivious

spite of the challenges thrown in their faces by state agencies and cultural barriers, their

to the camera. There was work to be done.

operation became an operational success. Even with this success in Hawaii however, their

From the onset, their business objectives

hearts were back in the Southeast, so after a few years they departed for a year of sailing

and mission, and the manner in which they

with an ultimate goal of finding a marine business on the East Coast.

went about doing their business in this town,

On July 10th, 1976 they signed a contract on the steps of the St. Johns County Courthouse to

was different, and that is what set them

purchase the first parcel of land that ultimately was to become Camachee Island and Camachee

apart from many of the other operations-

Cove Yacht Harbor. Two additional parcels were added to what is now the entire complex.

not just in St. Augustine but in the marine

St. Augustine did not make this easy: permits were difficult to obtain and financing ultimately came

industry as well. Joe likes to reference James

from strong banking connections that Joe and Tom had made in Hawaii. In the end, Barnett Bank,

C. Collins’ highly successful book, “Good

under the leadership of Bill Young, stepped forward and provided some local backing.

To Great” in terms of characteristics that

At that time, there were 35 slips at the city municipal marina, so the Taylors designed

he has incorporated into their business and

their complex to incorporate approximately 350 slips. Plans were drawn, equipment hired,

management philosophy. They include, but

and Joe and Tom rolled up their sleeves and with a small work crew, began the laborious

are not restricted to, leadership that is humble but stays focused on what is best for the company: get the right people on board, don’t shy away from the truth, and make sure your passion works to the benefit of your business. Obviously Joe and Tom wanted a financially successful business but they also wanted to create an environment where other small businesses could be successful and at the same time satisfy their marina customers. Once in, you became a part of the family and you were treated like family. Customer service was not just lip service, as is so prevalent in the world today, but drove the business every day. In order to deliver this service in an uncompromising manner,

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changes were necessary. Their target market

IN 1976

was refocused on boaters who wanted to use


JOE TAYLOR, FOUNDING PARTNER

main marina on the island sent their damaged

other members of his family, or he is sitting

boats to Camachee because they knew that

at the Board table for one of the many “Not

the repair service was superior and their

For Profit” organizations he is associated with.

customers would be treated as if they were

This is a man of great humility and of great

resident boaters at Camachee. Also, the other

passion. I am not surprised to find that this is

their boats in the ocean, not on the smaller

day while I was walking around the marina

the basic personality trait defined by James C.

inshore day boaters. This equated to larger

taking some photographs for this story, one

Collins of a leader qualified to take a company

vessels and yachts which called for larger

of the resident sailboat captains, after a warm

from “Good To Great.” If a new edition was

slips. The marina was reconfigured from 350

greeting, told me that this was by far the best

to be printed, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to

to 250 slips so the slips themselves could

operated marina on the East Coast, and that

find Joe Taylor listed as a sample of the right

be enlarged. Fuel pumps were positioned

his docking neighbors felt the same way.

leadership to achieve great results.

throughout the marina so that most vessels

Joe and Tom Taylor got it right, but they

could be fueled from their respective slips

were intelligent enough to know that

and do not have to maneuver to a separate,

they couldn’t make this project a success

small fuel dock. Today, a beautiful, fully

without some help. Following their mission

equipped customer lounge is adjacent to

parameters, they brought in Peter Sabo

the docks, as well as ice and full bathroom

to oversee the boat yard (Peter now

facilities. In addition, Camachee Cove has a

assumes responsibility as the President of

full service boat yard. Additional businesses

the organization) and they hired Westrec

that make up this big family of marine

(a premier marina management company)

services include The Kingfish Grill, Antonio’s

as consulting partners. Jim Frye is Vice

New York Style Pizza, Fish Tales Market and

President of Westrec and has been the

Grill, Admiral Yacht Sales, Cooper’s Canvas,

principle Westrec architect for Camachee.

Coleman Marine, Inc., The Inn at Camachee

On September 12th of this year, Frye

Harbor, Cast & Cruise Boat and Sport, First

announced that St. Augustine native Lisa

Mate Yacht Services, Freedom Boat Club,

Duncan has been named as Harbormaster

Sailtime, The St. John’s Realty Group, and

for Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor and will

the Northeast Florida Marlin Association. In

assume the day to day responsibilities of

addition to the marina complex, Camachee

managing the marina. He added that “we’re

Island includes villa style townhouses and

helping this first class marina be better

single family residences, all nestled on 56

poised to serve their customer base and

plus acres.

bringing some new systems to attract more

Does all this work? Does Joe and Tom Taylor’s dedicated customer service philosophy work for this complex? Two

activity to the marina. Lisa is well equipped to lead that change.” When Joe gets an occasional opportunity

strong samples would suggest YES! In 2005

to leave the marina, he frequently heads to

when a large tropical storm hit Bermuda, the

the hills of North Carolina with his wife and

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CULTURE

C ULT U R E | FASH I O N

FROM STUDIO TO STREET

BY MICHELLE VIJGEN PHOTOS BY JUSTIN ITNYRE

Fashion for Fitness and for Fun Good news all you fashionistas—your workout clothes are quickly becoming a

so far as to having a runway show at last year’s

teaming up celebrity and fashion designers.

New York City Fashion Week.

Givenchy running gear, anyone?

mainstay in everyday fashion. It seems that

Active wear sales are booming and with

runners and yogis alike are looking for the

fitness wear growing at four times the rate as

fitness fashion? Now is the time to shine

easy transition from street to gym and lifestyle

traditional clothing, now is the time to find

in your workout wear! While comfort and

designers as well as traditional active wear

some pretty, trendy gym wear. Free People has

performance are crucial to any fitness fashion,

lines have taken note. Some of our favorite

noticed the trend of active wear turning to day

go bold with prints and color and mix it all

brands from Tory Burch, Hard Tail, even

wear and is launching their newest collection,

up with a killer workout, a long run, or a

Athleta, are designing ridiculously cute active

FP Movement, this spring. The new collection

blissed out yoga practice. With active wear

wear that works just as well on a cozy Saturday

is geared to yoga, surf, and ballet and is

on trend as day wear….no more excuses. You

afternoon as they do kicking some booty in

designed to give you not only style but security

can go straight from work to the gym with

Cross Fit or pounding the pavement with the

in your workout wear. Also be on the look

no problem. And remember, being healthy is

Ancient City Runners Club. Athleta even went

out for more traditional active wear brands

always in style.

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TAKING THEIR OWN SWEET TIME The St. Augustine Distillery’s Celebration of Slow

BY LURA READLE SCARPITTI PHOTOS BY SARA H WILLIAMSON

You can smell the fresh, sweet aroma wafting through the air as the stalk is squeezed between the plates of the press and the gold liquid dips into the waiting pot ready to be boiled. As the syrup thickens from the intense heat of the wood fire blazing under the cast iron kettle, it’s hard to imagine that this bronze liquid could possibly become the base of a clear, aromatic rum currently in development by the St. Augustine Distillery. Sure, the Distillery could just call up Dixie Crystal and order a ton of the refined granules to be delivered to their plant on Riberia Street, dump it into big copper vats and cook up the popular spirit (okay, it’s a little more complicated than that). They could take the easy way out and make thousands of gallons at a time, push it out as fast as possible, slap a label on it and pawn it off as a “handmade St. Augustine spirit.”

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That’s what they could do…but they don’t... You see, Brendan Wheatley, the Head Distiller at the facility, has higher aspirations than that. The sugar cane juice pressed out of these plants is all part of the distillery’s “Rum Program”an effort to see if indeed, a top-quality product that’s not prohibitively expensive can actually be made from a juice base, when it is usually a sugar cane syrup or molasses base, not procured from out-of-town suppliers. It comes from 6 acres of heirloom-stock sugar cane, locally grown, locally harvested once a year and then locally pressed, by hand, in a honest-togoodness circa-1883 cast-iron sugar mill. And all this happens at KYV Farm out west a bit on County Road 16. That in itself is a story…for next month’s Old City Life! For now, let’s stay on the boiling vat of amber syrup… I think you’ll agree that a process like this deserves some kind of festival…and one thing that the Old City knows how to do right is a festival. The 2nd Annual Sugar Cane Harvest, held at the KYV Farm, allowed attendees to experience what a real old-fashioned sugar cane boil is like, down to tasting the raw cane itself-all while being entertained by JJ Grey, in a rare solo appearance, along with other Old City music mainstays. Plus, over $12,000 was raised to help Francisco Arroyo, owner of KYV, purchase his farm. More importantly, the festivities celebrated the sustainable agriculture philosophy embraced by the Distillery and Slow Food First, who also received $3,000 of the proceeds to help support their admirable work. There was food, drink and fun for kids of all ages and the atmosphere transported everyone at the farm back to the days when slower…was better.

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COMMUNITY

GUEST SPEAKER LEONARD PITTS

Flagler Focus BY LAURA SMITH PHOTOS BY JUSTIN ITNYRE AND COURTESY OF FLAGLER COLLEGE

FLAGLER COLLEGE CONNECTS WITH THE COMMUNITY

the Ancient City, the 46-year-old College

St. Augustine” to Flagler College. His gift

has developed a number of programs and

spurred the development of a new archive

initiatives to connect with the community

that chronicles the Civil Rights movement

and to cultivate shared opportunities for

in St. Augustine. The digital archive now

cultural and intellectual discovery among St.

includes FBI files detailing Martin Luther

Augustine’s and the region’s residents and

King, Jr.’s time in St. Augustine and an audio

visitors.

recording of Jackie Robinson’s visit to St. Augustine.

Fostering Knowledge and Discourse Flagler College is small, with about 2,500

Flagler College is also well-known for

      

hosting a range of events that foster

In recent years, one of the most

intellectual exploration and cultivate

in the community is great indeed. In many

memorable and impactful projects the

discussion and debate. For more than

ways, the College carries on a tradition

College has stewarded has been the

30 years, the Flagler College Forum on

that began in 1888, when St. Augustine’s

creation of a Civil Rights library, which

Government and Public Policy has invited

glorious Hotel Ponce de Leon (now Flagler’s

stemmed in part from a Flagler-sponsored

nationally-recognized journalists and

Ponce Hall) opened and became the center

visit from UN Ambassador and Civil Rights

commentators to St. Augustine to discuss

of the community, often serving as the

activist Andrew Young. After his visit, Young

issues of importance in regional, state, and

site of free programs and events. Now,

donated his Civil Rights digital archive and

federal government. Speakers have included

with its unique location in the heart of

copies of his documentary “Crossing in

Joe Klein, Robert Novak, David Broder,

students. However, Flagler College’s impact

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ANDREW YOUNG PROVIDING AN EDUCATION FAR BEYOND TEXT BOOKS

In addition, many Flagler professors create innovative academic internships and “Community Integrative Education” projects for their students that bring the energies of the classroom out into the world. Faculty members serve on area boards, donate time to non-profits, and participate in community programs. Flagler’s Enactus team, part of an international nonprofit organization active on more than 1,500 university campuses in 39 countries, organizes outreach projects that focus on market economics, entrepreneurship, William Raspberry, Chris Matthews, and

here in the Ancient City.

personal financial skills, and business ethics.

Community Service

champion in the annual Enactus competition,

Alan Greenspan. In addition, lecture series including the Ideas & Images: Scholars and Artists in Residence program and the popular Community Lecture Series welcome visitors to

Flagler College does more than invite the

the campus each season for events designed

community in. It also reaches out. Flagler’s

around art, history, literature, culture, gender

student clubs and organizations participate

studies, and more. Nationally-acclaimed

in programs that help local children, seniors,

authors on campus have included Pat Conroy,

the homeless, and other community groups.

Carl Hiassen, and Dennis Lehane. Since 2008, Flagler College has served as the principal academic partner for the St. Augustine 450th Commemoration and sponsored free community programs each year that have included such speakers as Dr. William Kelso, Jamestown archaeologist, and Leonard Pitts, Jr., syndicated columnist and historian. Add to this mix the energy and cultural texture of the College’s Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, Writers in Residence program, WFCF Radio, and a wide range of theatrical productions, and it’s easy to recognize that the College is the centerpiece for culture, intellectual discourse, and lifelong learning FLAGLER STUDENTS HAPPY TO HELP HABITAT HUMANITY

Flagler’s team is a three-time national thanks to the innovative local projects they developed to benefit the homeless, troubled youths, war veterans, and the environment in St. Augustine. Enactus is just one example of the vibrant club network at the College. “Flagler College


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has approximately 27 campus clubs, and ten

of Florida. Its purpose is to encourage,

of them are heavily involved in volunteering

coordinate and disseminate active academic

and fundraising in the St. Augustine

research related to the history, archaeology,

community,” said Carly James, Flagler’s

and historical architecture of St. Augustine,

Director of Student Activities. “For example,

Florida, and to apply this research in support

Flagler College Home Team recently visited

of historic preservation in the city.

the Ponce Nursing and Rehabilitation Center,

“The campus has been recognized by

as well as the Clyde E. Lassen Veteran’s

many organizations as one of the most

Home, where they distributed stuffed animals

beautiful in the nation, due to the high level

to the residents. The women of Phi Alpha

of preservation of the historic buildings and

Omega recently helped the Crookshank

the design of the new buildings,” said Leslee

Elementary PTO with arts and crafts at a

Keys, Flagler College Assistant Professor of

Barnes and Noble Book Fair. There are many

History and Director of Historic Preservation.

more stories like this that take place each and

“In addition, Flagler College has received

every semester. Local organizations reach

sixteen state or national awards with founder

out to my office and all I have to do is shoot

Lawrence Lewis, Jr. and President William T.

an email to the clubs and they are more than

Abare, Jr. receiving individual awards for their

willing to help out.”

commitment to preservation. ” The College’s Flagler’s Legacy Tour

Historic Preservation Flagler College is recognized as the higher education institution in Florida most

Program, developed by students more than a

employment opportunities—is $218 million

decade ago, provides daily tours of the former

annually. Nearly two-thirds of that amount

hotel; these tours are free for residents of St.

directly benefits St. Augustine.

Johns County.

from Flagler College since 1968, in fields

committed to historic preservation with an investment of more than $60 million in

Economic Contributions

its historic buildings, including its campus centerpiece, the former Hotel Ponce de

More than 15,000 students have graduated

Flagler College has more than 3,000

ranging from graphic design and business to sport management, English, science, and more. A great number of these grads have

Leon. Twenty campus historic buildings are

alumni working in the Northeast Florida

stayed in the area to make an impact. And—

listed in the National Register of Historic

community. The College provides full- and

from the scores of Flagler-educated teachers

Places. The five-building Ponce complex is

part-time employment opportunities for

in St. Johns County schools to the business

designated as a National Historic Landmark,

more than 400 people, making it one of the

leaders and innovators who got their start

and American Institute of Architects selected

community’s largest employers. What’s more,

at the College—it’s easy to see the influence

the Ponce as one of the top 100 buildings in

visitors who come to St. Augustine because

Flagler’s grads have made on the local level.

the United States.

of Flagler College bring millions of dollars to

The College also hosts The Historic St.

local businesses. A recent independent study

Augustine Research Institute-a collaborative

demonstrated that Flagler’s economic impact

project of Flagler College and the University

on the First Coast—including tourism and

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C U LTU RE | MUSIC

CULTURE

OUTTA THIS WORLD

Tib Miller’s Blast from the Past

MUSIC

BY JB BIRNEY PHOTOS BY MADI MACK

HE’S ONE OF THOSE GUYS WHO REALLY DOES LOVE ALL KINDS OF MUSIC & PASSING IT ON TO THE NEXT GENERATION

He calls it “Walk-In music”. They’re the songs that you hear played over the PA system in the music venue before the opening band takes the stage. Usually, these tunes are whatever the guy operating the soundboard wants to hear. But when “Flying Saucer Presents” brings yet another unreal artist to the First Coast, sole proprietor Tib Miller sonically pellets the early bird concert goer with the sounds of his rare 45s. Before the first act plays a note, he has the crowd exploring a cool sonic wall - often using rhythm and blues music born 40 - 50 years ago. You’ll recognize Tib as the businesscasual-smart-dressed gentleman manning the record player on stage before the shows. It might be at The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, The Florida Theater, The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Jack Rabbits or somewhere nearby. He has been spinning his 45s (7-inch vinyl records) before the concerts since he started promoting musical acts back in 1996. He carefully selects his “Walk-In music” from his mammoth collection of about 10,000 OLDCITYLIFE.COM

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45rpm records. He travels to the shows

TIB MILLER, STILL SPINS THE

with boxes of 50-60, and while on stage

CLASSIC WAX

he potentiates his sounds with a classic old record player that’s miked for bluegrass. Tib likens each reach into the box for a new musical selection to another singular discovery of a brand new sound. When asked why many of the songs seem unfamiliar, Miller points out, “I’m not trying to stump anybody or amaze anybody. I just want to help celebrate the vastness of music.” At least the vastness of music that exists on his awesome 45s. Over the last decade he has made his DJ routine a regular part of all of his promoted shows. You can tell he really enjoys it, as do the artists that he precedes, such as Elvis Costello, Neko Case and others. Tib Miller was a Connecticut (Berkshires)

fire musically. After high school, Tib hosted a radio show at Wesleyan University on

sound?” When commenting on the changing and

kid who grew up listening to 78s with his

WESU 88.1 FM (a 75 year old radio station

growing live music environment over his

parents (post WWII music, Big Band, Foxtrot,

in Middletown, Connecticut). Of course

almost 20 years of promoting shows on

Country Comedy). He says that the family

his 2-hour show was called “Flying Saucer”

the First Coast, Miller is very impressed.

was considered Connecticut “hillbillies”

named after the early ‘50s rockabilly group,

“The biggest change is the emergence of

who loved all types of music. As a young

“Pat Cupp and The Flying Saucers.” This

The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on the music

man he was in love with a record store

college radio gig helped to birth his “Walk-

scene. What’s not to like about a cracker-jack

called Integrity ‘n Music in Wethersfield,

In music” that we all enjoy today. Miller’s

staff and such a compelling venue that fits a

CT. Listening to new, strange, cool musical

humor is dry and his conviction to new, old

seated 500 and a standing 900.”

sounds in that special record store setting

and different musical sounds is strong and

helped ignite the spark in him to make

overflowing. He’s one of those guys who

he only books shows with bands that he

that experience happen to others for many

REALLY DOES love all kinds of music. He

likes. He has an emotional attachment

years to come. The music store is still there

yearns to have you hear something familiar

to music and creates events to make you

(www.integritynmusic.com), and no doubt

in a whole new way, or hear something

feel that same way. He thoroughly enjoys

still setting modern day nutmeggers on

brand new that makes you think “What’s that

working with the artists and his favorite

As the captain of “Flying Saucer Presents”

recent interaction was with Neko Case’s

“I’m not trying to stump anybody or amaze anybody. I just want to help celebrate the vastness of music”

entourage. “They were just wonderful folks… They all were.” Tib Miller is a REAL audiophile. Rhythm and Blues, Rockabilly, Americana and Rockn-Roll are the gospels that he spreads around Northeast Florida. Make it out to a show soon. Bring friends and pray that Tib Miller keeps those 45s rotating in this relentlessly streaming world.


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WAT E R F RON T | G I V I N G

WATERFRONT

WAVES OF SURF QUEST: BOOSTING CONDFIDENCE, STOKE AND SMILES

BY SUSAN JOHNSON

PHOTOS BY JUSTIN ITNYRE

For surfing enthusiasts, there is no other

of surfing is now riding high on a wave of

asking him where though, ‘cause he’s not

sport or experience that equals learning

activities that are proving to be beneficial

telling).

to tame the natural forces of the ocean

for those who are dealing with issues like

with nothing more than a 6-foot fiberglass-

autism, cystic fibrosis and other forms of

chances are good (bordering on excellent)

covered polyurethane board – and a little

physical and developmental challenges.

that he’ll tell you everything you want to

bit of fancy footwork. In fact, if you talk to

Studies now show that surfing can be much

know. Heck, if you’re anywhere near the

anyone who is hooked on surfing, they’ll tell

more than a sun-soaked beach sport – it can

water when you’re talking to him, he’ll

you that their lives changed the minute they

also be a silver lining.

probably even show you a few tricks of the

caught that first wave. One of the hottest of the “cool” sports,

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SUPPORT

Pete Skoglund started surfing in St. Augustine back in the ‘80s. His favorite

Ask Pete anything else about surfing and

trade. Or help you teach your kids. Just ask Molly Ferraro.

surfing can impact everything from a

place for a long time was the A Street ramp

person’s emotional state to their level of

at St. Augustine Beach, although he now

helping her son learn to surf,” explains Pete.

physical fitness…and more because the sport

says he’s found a better spot (don’t bother

“Once he stood up on the board, he was

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“Molly is a friend of the family and I was


out all day. Molly just happens to work at The

involvement with The Arc, marked the

The November gathering had support from

Arc of the St. Johns, and thought it would be

beginning of Surf Quest.

the Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) and

cool to give The Arc students the same kind

Surf Quest is a monthly aquatic recreation

of experience her son was having out on the

program staffed with trained volunteers that

well as numerous other local businesses and

water. I didn’t even hesitate. I just said yes.”

allows anyone with a disability to participate

individuals. But there is still a lot of work to

in outdoor recreation. Pete sees a successful

be done and a lot of equipment to secure.

own and a full time job-what made him so

surfing outing as a real confidence-booster

Volunteer coaches and assistants are needed

eager to take on even more responsibilities?

but readily admits, “it doesn’t matter to me

as are surfing essentials like longboards and

One big reason was that he had been involved

if anyone even stands up on the surfboard.

wetsuits, and recreational items like beach

in charity work before and had seen firsthand

It’s the enjoyment of a day at the beach and

games, display tables and tents.

the difference a dedicated group of volunteers

the satisfaction of trying something new that

could make. And, as an experienced

matters.”

Pete is married, with young children of his

sportsperson with decades of surfing behind him, Pete has learned to trust his instincts.

In keeping with that philosophy, other

the St. Augustine Lifesaving Association, as

If you’re interested in learning more about Surf Quest and ways in which you can support

beach activities like horseshoes and volleyball

their efforts, please contact Pete Skoglund at

will be available and Pete’s daughter is

904-806-1280. And before you hang up, why

I can do that. I know the heart of the surf

working on Surf Scout, which will offer sand

not ask him where he’s surfing these days?

community in North Florida and it’s a big

castle building, shell hunting and hula hoop

Who knows? He just might tell you!

one!’“ So, Pete called his friend, who called

lessons for anyone who wants to forego

his cousin who “knew someone who knew

surfing and stay on dry sand.

“My actual first thought was, ‘Of course

someone.” Their enthusiastic support was

Surf Quest’s initial outing was held in

all Pete had hoped for and more. Those

November at Crescent Beach but the actual

cooperative efforts, as well as an ongoing

monthly program doesn’t kick off until March.

“THE BEST SURFER IS THE ONE HAVING THE MOST FUN”

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CO M M U N IT Y | G I V I N G

COMMUNITY

WOMEN HELPING

WOMEN

THE WOMAN’S EXCHANGE

BY SUSAN JOHNSON PHOTO BY JUSTIN ITNYRE

It seems fitting that one of the oldest nonprofit organizations in the country has found a home in our nation’s oldest city. The Woman’s Exchange is a national organization that was started in 1892 by the Daughters of King James as a way for genteel society women to help other women who had fallen on hard times. Hand-made items, quality crafts and home-cooked dishes were placed in Exchange Stores where they were sold on consignment – with discretion and anonymity being the keywords for women who needed to earn a living back in the day. Since 1932, the Pena Peck House has been home to the St. Augustine Chapter of the Woman’s Exchange. Current president Doris Wiles is still a little surprised at the number of people who are unaware of all that the Woman’s Exchange does, even though it has been in existence for over 120 years. “Back in 1932, the Woman’s Exchange took on responsibilities for the maintenance and upkeep of the Pena Peck House with the understanding that the building could be used as a home base for the organization,” explains Wiles. “To help with our ongoing costs, we host luncheons, give tours and sell quality items in our gift shop. These proceeds are also applied to our scholarship program that facilitates opportunities for higher education for qualifying women in St. Johns County.” The annual Spring Luncheons begin in March, are held at the Pena Peck House and are so popular that reservations must be made and paid for by February 15th. 42

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Menu items might include Poached Salmon,

of the Pena Peck House makes the perfect

Cucumber Salad, Crepes, Roasted Asparagus.

backdrop for your wedding, reunion, birthday

Spinach Pie and Carolyn’s Dessert, a delicious

or anniversary celebration or bridal and

combination of ice cream layered with

baby shower. An event coordinator is always

crumbles and seasoned with Kahlua. Tours of

available to help ensure that every last detail

the historic landmark are available after lunch

has been perfectly addressed.

for an additional donation. You can call the

Located at 143 St. George Street, tours are

904-829-5064 for more information about

available Sunday through Friday from 12:30

the luncheons and to make a reservation.

– 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. until

The Woman’s Exchange gift shop carries

4 p.m. For more information, please call

a wide variety of unique handcrafted and

904-829-5064, email info@penapeckhouse.

select vendor items, along with a Woman’s

com or visit www.penapeckhouse.com

Exchange cookbook full of classic recipes just perfect to give that special – and slightly hard-to-please – someone on your special occasion gift list. Wiles would also like to remind the community that the preservation garden

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Doctors Resource Guide

S

aint Augustine is fortunate to have a wealth of talented and experienced health care professionals right here in our own backyard. Our medical facilities now rival that of any major city and continue to grow and develop each and ever year. Why travel to Jacksonville or Orlando for quality medical care, when we have the cure to what ails to you right around the corner. And to help you, Old City Life has put together this easy-to-use resource guide for those times when an apple a day didn’t quite do the trick.

Allergy and Immunity Asthma Allergy Center 2758 US Highway 1 S., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 797-2338 Asthma & Allergy Specialists 3100 US Highway 1 S., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 797-3339 Family Allergy & Asthma Consultants 135 Professional Dr., Ste 106. Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 (904) 636-9100 Integrated Health Allergy Center 100 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 (904) 280-3733 Mas, Juan C., MD 3100 US Highway 1 S., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 797-3339 McLaughlin, Edward T., MD 3100 US Highway 1 S., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 797-3339 Ponte Vedra Medical Center 1100 Sawgrass Village Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 (904) 285-9355 Witten, Bruce R., MD 301 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 829-6441

Anesthesiology Anesthesia Associates 300 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 824-3766 Lighthouse Anesthesia Service Inc 709 Pinehurst Pl., St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 460-0116 Patel, Jyoti., MD 105 Southpark Blvd., Ste C300. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 808-7246 Physicians Pain Center 105 Southpark Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 808-7246

Stat Medical Office Services 300 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 824-4990

Cardiovascular Disease Ashchi, Majdi., DO, FACC, FSCAI, FSVM, FABVM 1000 Plantation Island Dr. S., St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 342-8400 Baker & Gilmour Cardiovascular Institute 300 Health Park Blvd., Ste 1006 St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 794-7050

Laurence Matthews., MD, FACC 3100 US 1 S., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 797-2902 Platko, William., MD 300 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 794-7050 Saikaly, Bashar 300 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 794-7050 Sikaria, Krishna M., MD 301 Health Park Blvd., Ste 329. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 825-4333

Baker, Rachel., MD. Saint Johns Cardiovascular 300 Health Park Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 810-1045

St. Augustine Cardiology Associates, PA 201 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 824-1776

Caracciolo, Vincent J., MD,FACC 1000 Plantation Island Dr. S., St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 342-8300

Van-Thomas Crisco L. MD, FACC, FSCAI 1000 Plantation Island Dr. S., St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 342-8300

Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Associates 300 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 494-2394

Chiropratic

Cardiovascular Consultant of St. Augustine 300 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 823-8809

Deprey Chiropractic 2180 A1A South #100 St. Augustine, FL (904) 471-2225 Fiaz, Jaleel., DC 665 State Road 207, Ste 106. St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 743-2222

Ferris, George Jr, E., MD 201 Health Park Blvd., Ste 105. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 824-1776

Havlicek Chiropractic 2180 A1A South, Suite 100 St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 471-2225  Phone

Heart Center of St. Augustine 301 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 825-4333

Monahan, Clark V., MD 419 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 824-8353

Internal Medicine Associates of Saint Johns County PA 16 Saint Johns Medical Park Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 794-5411

Prado, Bernardita., DC 665 State Road 207, Ste 106. St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 743-2222

Kelsey, Robert., MD, FACC 2720 US Highway 1 S., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 827-0078

Solanki, Haresh., DC 665 State Road 207, Ste 106. St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 743-2222

Trivedi, Sanjay., DC 665 State Road 207, Ste 106. St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 743-2222

Dermatology Avecina Medical 1633 Race Track Rd., St. Johns, FL 32259 (904) 230-6988 Beaches Dermatology 111 Nature Walk Pkwy., Ste 108. St. Augustine, FL 32092 (904) 808-7107 Beaches Dermatology 103 Solana Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 (904) 273-2717 Brennan, Christina., MD Towne Centre For Dermatology 1750 Tree Blvd., Ste 1. St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 824-4005 Florida Center for Dermatology 105 Southpark Blvd., Ste A103. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 342-7765 J Gross, David J., MD 1100 S Ponce De Leon Blvd., Ste 3B. St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 823-9992 Kantor, Jonathan., MD Florida Center For Dermatology 105 Southpark Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 342-7765 Mahoney, Randolph B. North Florida Dermatology 200 Southpark Blvd., Ste 209. Saint Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 354-4488 Metz, Russell D., MD 111 Nature Walk Pkwy., St. Augustine, FL 32092 (904) 808-7107 North Florida Dermatology Associates PA 200 Southpark Blvd., Ste 209. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 824-7110 St. Augustine Dermatology Skin Cancer & Acne Center 1851 Old Moultrie Rd., St. Augustine, FL 32084(904) 824-8088

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Schiavone, Frank E., MD 200 Southpark Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 824-7110

Shrestha, Anil., MD 1301 Plantation Island Dr. Ste 203B. St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 461-0821

Church, Laura., MD 141 Hilden Rd., Ste 201. Ponte Vedra, FL 32081 (904) 825-1941

Island Doctors 100 Arricola Ave., St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 825-4368

Shvartzman, Leonard A., MD 200 Southpark Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 824-7110

Family Medicine

Crescent Beach Care 6573 A1A S., St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 342-7363

Island Doctors 2460 Old Moultrie Rd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 797-5740

Skin Surgery Center 2606 US Highway 1 S., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 794-5585 Towne Centre For Dermatology 1750 Tree Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 824-4005

Endocrinology and Metabolism First Coast Endocrinology PA 300 Health Park Blvd., Ste 3008. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 810-2425 Medical Specialists of St. Augustine 665 State Road 207, St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 824-8158 Oesterle, Robert A., MD 300 Health Park Blvd., Ste 3008. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 810-2425

Access Urgent Care and Family Medicine 10440 US 1 N., Ste 101. St. Augustine, FL 32095 (904) 715-4600 Anastasia Family Care PA 103 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 825-4747 Apex Physical Therapy 4558 San Juan Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 429-3000 Associates Internal Medicine PA 252 Southpark Cir. E., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 794-2464 Barros, Melchor G., MD 1301 Plantation Island Dr. S., St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 471-2593 Bragg, Traci., MD 475 W Town Pl., Ste 105. St. Augustine, FL 32092 (904) 940-1441

Farghaly, Basant 100 Whetstone Pl., Ste 204. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 342-8351

Mayo Primary Care Center 110 Southwood Lake Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 794-2777

Flagler Family Medicine, PA 130 Health Park Blvd. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 826-346 Healing Arts Urgent Care 120 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 823-3401 Hinman, Roy 100 Arricola Ave., St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 825-4368 Internal Medicine Associates Of St. Johns County PA 16 Saint Johns Medical Park Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 794-5411

Mill Creek Family Care 475 W Town Pl., Ste 105, St. Augustine, FL 32092 (904) 940-1441 Mill Creek Family Care 559 W Twincourt Trl., St. Augustine, FL 32095 (904) 940-1441 Mayo Clinic 110 Southwood Lake Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 794-2777 Medical Specialists of St. Augustine 105 Southpark Blvd., Ste B202. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 824-8158 Medical Specialists Of St. Augustine 665 State Road 207, St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 824-8158

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Dr. Scott Michaels St. Augustine 165 Southpark Blvd Ste D St Augustine, FL 32086 Phone: (904) 823-8833

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cott Michaels M.D. is a board certified licensed family medicine physician that practices in Saint Augustine Florida. Dr. Michaels completed his residency training at the University of Illinois, Rockford IL in family medicine. Dr. Michaels has a unique background, in addition to being a medical doctor he also has a doctor of chiropractic degree and is licensed in chiropractic medicine as well as traditional allopathic medicine. “Helping my patients achieve their personal health care goals, and caring for them when they need medical care is my number one mission. I am driven to help my patients improve their health and utilize evidence based practice measures to get the best possible outcomes.” Dr. Michaels has an affordable concierge medical care option for

patients. This enables patients to get timely access to personalized medical services. The concierge program includes comprehensive wellness services and a host of other medical services. The program is limited to a patient panel of 300 patients. Call now for more information: (904) 823-8833

Education University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford IL Family Medicine Residency Program 2010-13 Saint Matthews University School of Medicine Texas Chiropractic College

Professional Memberships American Medical Association American Academy of Family Physicians Florida Medical Association


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Memorial Family Medicine Serving the St. Augustine Area. (904) 249-4645 Michaels, Scott R., MD 165 Southpark Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 823-8838 Omar, Walid M. 100 Whetstone Pl., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 342-8351 Romero, Ana M., MD 120 Gateway Cir., Ste 1. St. Johns, FL 32259 (904) 824-4407 Schramm, Rashmil., MD 141 Hilden Rd., Ste 201. Ponte Vedra, FL 32081 (904) 825-1941 Southlake Family Practice 308 Kingsley Lake Dr., Ste 802. St. Augustine, FL 32092 (904) 827-0788 Stat Medical Office Services 300 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 824-4990 Tessler, Michael P., MD 232 Southpark Cir. E., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 829-2141 Townsend, Richard., MD 120 Gateway Cir., Ste 1, St. Johns, FL 32259 (904) 824-4407

Gastroenterology Ahmadi, Anis A., MD 216 Southpark Cir. E., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 824-6108 Borland-Groover Clinic, Foody, William F., MD Hoogerwerf, Sandra A., MD Pineau, Ben C., MD 100 Whetstone Pl., Ste 105. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 829-9557 Gastroenterology Associates of St. Augustine PA 216 Southpark Cir E., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 824-6108 Tessler, Michael P., MD 232 Southpark Cir. E., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 829-2141

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Internal Medicine Ali, Syed W., MD 236 Southpark Cir. E., Saint Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 824-5386 Anastasia Family Care PA 2460 Old Moultrie Rd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 797-5740 Anastasia Medical Group 1301-203A Plantation Island Dr. S., St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 461-0821 Ashdji, Rezwan R., MD 1301 Plantation Island Dr S., St Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 823-3777 Associates Internal Medicine PA 252 Southpark Cir. E., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 794-2464 Bernard R Borbely MD 100 Whetstone Pl., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 819-6800 Caputo, Richard A., MD 301 Health Park Blvd., Ste 214. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 829-0400

www.neflfootandankle.com

Dr. Jerry Weed, Jr., DPM Dr. Weed has over a decade of clinical experience handling all facets of Podiatric care including the treatment of children, collegiate and professional athletes. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He specializes in the medical and surgical care of the foot, ankle and leg encompassing trauma, reconstructive surgery, and wound care. He offers conservative management of lower extremity sequela of chronic conditions such as diabetes. St. Augustine:

3700 US 1 South St. Augustine, FL 32086 (Next to Moultrie Pharmacy) 904-429-4736

Green Cove Springs:

1301 N. Orange Avenue, Suite 101 Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 Magnolia Layne Shopping Center (Next to Woody’s BBQ) 904-429-4736

Conlin, Daniel P., MD 120 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 823-3401

Institute Internal Medicine 1301 Plantation Island Dr. S., St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 460-0707

Medical Specialists Of Saint Augustine 105 Southpark Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 824-8158

Dobies, Barry., MD 1301 Plantation Island Dr. S., Ste 104A. St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 471-4441

Jayachandra, Paul D., MD 1680 Osceola Elementary Rd., Ste A. St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 824-7476

Monahan Chiropractic Medical Clinics 419 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 824-8353

First Coast Pulmonary Associates PA 100 Whetstone Pl., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 824-8666

Jean, Harris C., MD 2720 US Highway 1 S., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 825-1288 (904) 819-6800

North Florida Specialists In Lung Diseases & Internal Medicine 301 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 824-4532

Lim, Rosemarie L., MD 228 Southpark Cir. E., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 824-6266

Oktavec, William J. 100 Whetstone Pl., Ste 106. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 826-3937

Long, Mason H., MD 301 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 824-6164

Pulmonary Associates 300 Health Park Blvd., Ste 4000. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 824-8666

Malik, Amir A., PA 204 Southpark Cir. E., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 829-8300

Tutar, Ali MD 300 Health Park Blvd., Ste 5010. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 823-8809

Matthews, Laurence., MD 3100 N Ponce De Leon Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 797-2902

Sikaria, Krishna M., MD 301 Health Park Blvd., Ste 329. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 825-4333

Goldberg, David 6010 A1A S., St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 461-5080 Hinman, Roy Medical Clinic Of St. Augustine, 5543 A1A S., St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 471-9000 Husain, Shakira, MD 100 Whetstone Pl., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 824-8666 Internal Medicine Associates Of Saint Johns County, PA 16 Saint Johns Medical Park Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 794-5411

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St Augustine CBOC - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 1955 US Highway 1 S., Ste 200. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 829-0814

Neurology Gerling, Gerard M., MD PA 300 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 825-1114 Machado, Miguel A., MD 201 Health Park Blvd., Ste 216 St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 827-1711 Neurology Care Inc. 1201 Arapaho Ave., St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 829-9919 Neurology Specialist Clinic 300 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 825-1114 (904) 731-0787 Perumal, Amudha MD 1201 Arapaho Ave., Ste A, St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 829-9919

Obstetrics and Gynecology Dupree, Robert E., MD 101 Whitehall Dr., Ste 108. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 797-4440 Flagler OB-GYN 3100 N Ponce De Leon Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 797-2777 Jago, Kelly MD 300 Health Park Blvd., Ste 3002. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 819-1500 Kirdnual, Amnath., MD 201 Health Park Blvd., Ste 211. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 824-2508 Joyner, James A III., MD 301 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 829-5119 Mussalle, Madalyn 100 Saint Augustine South Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 797-3789 North Florida OBGYN 101 Whitehall Dr., Ste 108. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 797-4440 OBGYN Associates

300 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 819-1500 OBGYN Associates 52 Tuscan Way, St. Augustine, FL 32092 (904) 819-1500 Pulsfus, Eric S., MD 300 Health Park Blvd., Ste 3002. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 819-1500 Reda, Alami., MD 301 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 819-9898 Searle, Thomas A., MD 300 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 819-1500 Yarian, Susan E., MD, Ob/Gyn Associates 300 Health Park Blvd., Ste 3002. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 819-1500

Oncology and Hematology Cancer Specialists of North Florida 9 San Bartola Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 825-4500

Flagler Cancer Center 300 Health Park Blvd., Ste 1008. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 824-5189 (904) 417-2300 Florida Oncology Associates 9 San Bartola Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 826-3393 Mendoza, April S., MD - Flagler Cancer Center 300 Health Park Blvd., Ste 1008. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 824-5189 Saint Augustine Cancer Center 9 San Bartola Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 825-4500 Saint Johns Oncology Center 300 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 354-6444 Streeter, Ruth., MD 9 San Bartola Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 825-4500

Opthamology Barnhorst Eye Associates 150 Professional Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 (904) 249-3937

St. Augustine Chiropractor – Pain Relief Centre Dr. Scott Fechter, D.C.

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Dr. Scott Fechter 165 Southpark Blvd, St Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 823-8333 700 Reid St, Palatka, FL 32177 (386) 328-4043 www.chiropractorsstaugustine.com

hile attending Flagler College, Dr. Scott Fechter knew St. Augustine was the place he wanted to start his practice and eventually raise his family. He opened the Pain Relief Centre in St Augustine after graduating from Sherman Chiropractic College in 2002. The goal and mission of the Pain Relief Centre is to provide outstanding care and a drug-free alternative to Pain Management by using a three point approach to musculoskeletal injuries: Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy and Rehabilitative Sports Medicine. We strive to improve function, reduce pain and encourage wellness by providing excellent care and encouraging a proactive lifestyle. Our unique team provides a well rounded approach to health and

wellness. Medical oversight is provided by an in house board certified family physician, physician’s assistant, and a registered nurse. Whether our patients are suffering after a car accident, sports injury, headaches, or just plain old muscle tightness; our team is equipped to provide them the best care around and help them achieve their goals!

Professional Memberships North American Spine Society (NASS), Florida Chiropractic Association (FCA), American Chiropractic Association (ACA), National Federation of Personal Trainers (NFPT), National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) Parts I, II, III, IV, Spine Research Institute of San Diego

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The Eye Center of St Augustine

T St. Augustine Location St. Augustine 1400 US 1 South (just North of Target) (904) 829-2286 Palm Coast 10 Florida Park Drive Unit A (386) 445-1279 World Golf Village 319 West Town Place Suite 8 (904) 940-9200 Dagostino, Michael A., MD 1400 US Highway 1 S., St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 829-2286 Designer Eyewear 212 State Road 312, St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 824-2021

he Eye Center of St Augustine is the only full service eye care provider with five Ophthalmologist and two Optometrists at our three locations. Our medical services are complimented by our optical shop which offers the latest frames and corrective lenses. The onsite surgery center and the Board Certified surgeons offer the latest in surgical vision correction including LensX bladeless cataract surgery and Restore multifocal and Toric astigmatism correcting intraocular lenses. In addition, our surgeons provide laser treatment for glaucoma reducing your dependency on costly eye drops and eyelid surgery for age related changes. The Eye Center of St Augustine and its talented surgeons consistently

Greene, Richard A., MD 2225 A1A S, St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 471-8751 Horning, James A., OD 1100 S Ponce De Leon Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 824-3001

Southern Eye Institute Of St Augustine 2225 A1A S., St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 471-9608

Hossain, Tawhid S., MD 301 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 823-3394

Eye Center of St. Augustine At World Golf Village 319 W Town Pl., St. Augustine, FL 32092 (904) 940-9200

achieve Best in Class results close to home. The Eye Center of St Augustine is your full service provider and premier eye care choice. Through our dedication and commitment to our patients, we have been honoured as St. Augustine’s Favorite Eye Center for over ten years and counting. Visit us at the Eye Center of St. Augustine and SEE the difference. Hours Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm www.eyecenterstaug.com

Retina Associates PA 100 Whetstone Pl., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 819-9731 Rowe Family Eye Care 1100 S Ponce De Leon Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 824-0212

Zwolinski, Michael R., MD San Augustin Eye Foundation 100 Whetstone Pl., Ste 106. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 826-3937

Orthopaedics

Saint Augustine Vision Center 24 Deltona Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 797-5760

Bates, Aaron M., MD 1845 Town Center Blvd., Ste 405. Fleming Island, FL 32003 (904) 276-5776

Howard, Neil., OD PA 2 Saint Johns Medical Park Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 797-4633

Saint Johns Eye Associates 161 Hampton Point Dr., St.Augustine, FL 32092 (904) 287-9137

Bathaw, Ronald., MD 80 Pinnacles Dr., Ste 700. Palm Coast, FL 32164 (386) 586-2234

Eye Center Of St. Augustine PA 1400 US Highway 1 S., St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 829-2286

Kapadia, Diane 161 Hampton Point Dr., Ste 3. St. Augustine, FL 32092 (904) 287-9137

The Optical Shop 1400 US Highway 1 S., St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 829-2286

Florida Sports Medicine Institute 150 Southpark Cir E., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 823-3764

Florida Eye And Laser Center 301 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 823-3394

Lasik Vision Institute (800) 983-9741

Vassallo, John., MD 3780 N Ponce De Leon Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 770-4198

Orthopaedic Associates 1 Orthopaedic Pl., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 825-0540

Wiles, Andrew R OD PA 2 Saint Johns Medical Park Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 797-4633

Orthopaedic Assoc. of St Johns 3055 County Road 210 W., Ste 110. St. Johns, FL 32259 (904) 825-0540

Womack, John T. 1100 S Ponce De Leon Blvd., Ste 4. St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 824-0212

Palm Harbor Orthopedics 80 Pinnacles Dr., Ste 700. Palm Coast, FL 32164 (386) 586-2234

Florida Retina Institute 1100 Plantation Island Dr S., St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 826-0663 Florida Retina Institute 300 Health Park Blvd., Ste 4003. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 826-0663

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Lewis, Gregory M., MD 100 Whetstone Pl., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 819-9731 Gregory M Oktavec 100 Whetstone Pl., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 826-3937

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Harmony Medical

BOTOX & JUVEDERM • FACE & NECK LIFTS BREAST AUGMENTATIONS •TUMMY TUCKS

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Dr. Anh Vu Harmony Medical 301 Health Park Blvd, Suite 109 St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 245-1320 www.anhvumd.com

r. Vu is the only true Board Certified Plastic Surgeon based in St. Augustine, Florida. His extensive training and years of experience give him the ability to produce dramatic and lasting change while keeping your results exceedingly natural. Dr. Vu’s keen aesthetic judgment and technical skill ensure that the choice of procedure and results are optimal for each patient. Dr. Vu grew up in the Pacific Northwest, but eventually relocated with his family to the Midwest. His quest to become a surgeon began at the University of Kansas. After earning an undergraduate degree in Biology, Dr. Vu continued his education at the University of Kansas – School of Medicine. Upon graduation, he extended his time in the Midwest by completing a five-year General Surgery Residency at two Level-One Trauma Centers in Wichita, Kansas. Dr. Vu’s decision to pursue Plastic Surgery led him across the country to the Southeast where he completed a Plastics and Reconstructive Fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia. He is Board-Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and an active member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Always on the cutting edge of

technology, Dr. Vu has the latest cosmetic innovations for both face and body. One of the most popular is CoolSculpting. This revolutionary body contouring treatment freezes and naturally eliminates fat from your body. There are no needles, no special diets, no required exercise program, and best of all – no downtime. All procedures at Dr. Vu’s office, including CoolSculpting, are FDA-cleared, safe and clinically proven. Dr. Vu also offers three advance forms of liposuction – including VASER® Liposelection® - to achieve a sculpted appearance with minimal downtime. To rejuvenate aged or damaged skin, Botox®, dermal fillers and innovative laser procedures are offered in the MedSpa. Dr. Vu has a pharmaceuticalgrade skincare line which is a unique, high-end collection of vitamin-rich cleansers, moisturizers and toners for men and women alike. All clinically proven to create healthier, younger looking skin. Dr. Vu’s proven techniques allow him to achieve natural, subtle, and yet effective results. He is well known for stating, “My patients’ confidence is the first characteristic I want people to notice.” Dr. Vu and his staff look forward to offering you the highest quality in surgical procedures and care.

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The St. Augustine Oral & Facial Surgical Center Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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r. Douglas L. Johnson is a Board-Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. He attended the University of Pittsburgh for his undergraduate and graduate training, then completed his residency at the University of Florida (Shands Hospital in Gainesville and Jacksonville). Following his residency, Dr. Johnson completed a prestigious Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Fellowship, specializing in facial cosmetic procedures.

Dr. Douglas L. Johnson 1301 Plantation Island Dr S. St Augustine, FL 32080 904.460.0505 www.FloridaFaceDoc.com Ponte Vedra Medical Center 1100 Sawgrass Village Dr., Ste 100. Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 (904) 285-9355 Risch, David E., MD, PA 201 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 825-2737 St Johns Orthopaedic & Spine Institute 1 Saint Johns Medical Park Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 797-7463

Otolarynology Angelos, Patrick 1750 Tree Blvd., Ste 10. St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 810-5434 Dantini, Daniel., MD 29 Old Kings Rd. N., Ste 12B. Palm Coast, FL 32137 (386) 446-2202 DePasquale, Kalpana S., DO 9 San Bartola Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 825-4500

Dr. Douglas Johnson is a Board Examiner for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He holds the following certifications: • Board Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons • Board Certified by the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology • Trustee to the Florida Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery • Member of the American Academy of

Oral and Maxiofacial Surgery Great Expressions Dental Centers St. Augustine 9 Saint Johns Medical Park Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 797-4108 Johnson,Douglas L., DDS St. Augustine Oral & Facial 1301 Plantation Island Dr. S., Ste 101, St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 460-0505

Dr. Johnson’s facility, provides an extensive array of cosmetic and reconstructive medical procedures. St. Augustine Oral & Facial Surgical Center has an unwavering commitment to providing the highest level of quality care to our patients and the same high level of conduct in our business practices. Accreditation by AAAHC is proof of this commitment and signifies that we have met the highest standards of this nationally recognized third party.

Kalpana S DePasquale, DO 1301 Plantation Island Dr. S., St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 461-6060

Bruce R Witten, MD 301 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 829-6441

Uma Eyyunni MD 201 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 824-9164

Pain Managment

Facial Rejuvenation Centre 1750 Tree Blvd Suite 10, St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 810-5434

St. Augustine Oral & Facial Surgical Center PA 1301 Plantation Island Dr. S., St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 460-0505

St Augustine Ear, Nose, & Throat 1301 Plantation Island Dr. S., St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 461-6060

Wells Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 19 Saint Johns Medical Park Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 797-7111

Deirdre Leake, MD 1750 Tree Blvd., Ste 10. St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 810-5434

Otolarynology

North Florida Center For Hearing & Balance 3 San Bartola Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 823-8823

Angelos, Patrick 1750 Tree Blvd., Ste 10. St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 810-5434 Dantini, Daniel MD 29 Old Kings Rd. N., Ste 12B. Palm Coast, FL 32137 (386) 446-2202

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Cosmetic Surgery • Member of the Academy of Osseointegration • Fellow of the American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons • Fellow of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons • Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology • Member of the Sunrise Rotary, St. Augustine

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Taliaferro, Arthur C., MD 3 San Bartola Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 823-8823

Integrative Pain Solutions 1301 Plantation Island Dr. S., St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 471-4744 Physicians Pain Center 105 Southpark Blvd., Ste C300. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 808-7246 St. Johns Shoulder Knee And Joint Clinic 201 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 825-2737

Pediatricians Agape Health Group 161 Hampton Point Dr. Ste 4, St. Augustine, FL 32092 (904) 230-0624 Anastasia Pediatrics at World Golf Village 52 Tuscan Way, Ste 203. St. Augustine, FL 32092 (904) 819-9925 Anastasia Pediatrics 100 Whetstone Pl., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 819-9925


Ancient City Pediatrics 1301 Plantation Island Dr. S., St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 461-1560

Facial Rejuvenation Centre 1750 Tree Blvd., Ste 10. St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 417-7853

Lifestyle Counseling 2200 N Ponce De Leon Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 806-4166

Precision Imaging 1000 Plantation Island Dr. S., St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 471-8160

Hemant Bhargava, MD 1301 Plantation Island Dr. S., Ste 404. St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 461-1560

Harmony Medical 301 Health Park Blvd., Ste 109. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 245-1320

Martinez Emanuel & Associates 315 W Town Pl., St.Augustine, FL 32092 (904) 940-2200

Rheumatology

Shelby Cline, MD 1301 Plantation Island Dr. S., Ste 404. St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 461-1560

Johnson, Douglas L., DDS, St Augustine Oral & Facial 1301 Plantation Island Dr. S., Ste 101. St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 460-0505

Dr Mary’s Place Too 145 Hilden Rd., Ste. 101. Ponte Vedra, FL 32081 (904) 808-7220 Paul J Leadem, Jr., MD 1740 Tree Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 829-6591 Lighthouse Pediatrics 100 Whetstone Pl, Ste 211. St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 342-7648 Monali Manikal, MD 100 Whetstone Pl., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 819-9925 Pediatrics of St Augustine 2676 US Highway 1 S., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 826-0037 St Augustine Pediatric Associates 1301 Plantation Island Dr. S., Ste 106B. St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 461-8906 St Augustine Pediatric Associates 493 Prosperity Lake Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32092 (904) 824-5437 Soha, Mary., MD 145 Hilden Rd., Ponte Vedra, FL 32081 (904) 808-7220 Village Pediatrics 319 W Town Pl., St. Augustine, FL 32092 (904) 940-1577 Yasin, Aliya MD 2676 US Highway 1 S., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 797-2121

Plastic Surgery Angelos, Patrick MD 1750 Tree Blvd., Ste 10. St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 810-5434

Leake, Deirdre., MD 1750 Tree Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 810-5434 Ponte Vedra Cosmetic Surgery 150 Professional Dr., Ste 100. Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 (904) 285-5571 Vu, Anh., MD 301 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 245-1320

Psychiatry Abbott, Kathleen MSW;Licensed Mental Health Counselor 248 Southpark Cir. E., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 797-5680

Morelli, Frank 315 W Town Pl., Ste 3. St. Augustine, FL 32092 (904) 940-2200 Odalys, Brito MD 1301 Plantation Island Dr S., St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 808-7362 Robert W Olds, MD PA 301 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 824-7884 Psychological Services Of St Augustine 1100 S Ponce De Leon Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 824-7733 Psychotherapy Services (904) 827-1777 Safe Harbor Counseling, Inc. 2692 US 1 Hwy. S., Ste 205, St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 669-5908

Applegate, Julie 201 Owens Ave., St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 460-4800

St Augustine Youth Services 6624 US Highway 1 S., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 829-1770

Avanti Wellness Center 3574 US Highway 1 S, Suite 113, St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 797-3115

St Augustine Youth Services 201 Simone Way, St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 829-1770

CRC 67 S Dixie Hwy, St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 429-7316

SMA Behavioral Health Service Inc. 1955 US Highway 1., Ste C2. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 209-6001

Emotions Anonymous Serving the St. Augustine Area. (651) 647-9712 Epic Behavioral Healthcare 1400 Old Dixie Hwy., St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 829-2273 Haydon-Davis 305 Kingsley Lake Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32092 (904) 827-1570 Hays, Jontie R 721 A1A Beach Blvd., Ste 5. St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 461-3313

SMA Healthcare 1955 US Highway 1 S., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 209-6200 The Healing Gift 733 Crestwood Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 234-5322 Townsend, Vanessa 9 Saint Johns Medical Park Dr., St.Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 797-2705

Radiology

Arthritis Clinic PA 105 Southpark Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 823-9197 Arthritic Diseases Clinic 130 Professional Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 (904) 285-1113 Internal Medicine Associates Of St Johns County PA 16 Saint Johns Medical Park Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 794-5411 Olazar, Cecillia C., MD 130 Professional Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 (904) 285-1113

Urology Atlantic Urological Associates 201 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 824-2521 Atlantic Urological Associates 4460 US Highway 1 S., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 794-7870 Epstein, Howard B., MD 2460 Old Moultrie Rd., Ste 5. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 794-7870 Lin, Wen I., MD 3100 US Highway 1 S., Ste 2. St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 797-2921 Ponte Vedra Medical Center 1100 Sawgrass Village Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 (904) 285-9355 Scarpitti, Edward H, MD 17 Saint Johns Medical Park Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 797-7272

Vascular Surgery The St. Augustine Vein Center 300 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 827-0385

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C ULT U R E | POE T RY

ANCIENT CITY POETS CULTURE

BY CHRIS BODOR

This month’s poem, “Auld Lang Syne,”

On January 25th, the Ancient City Poets

is inspirational on many levels. The poet,

will celebrate the release of the inaugural

featuring the best writings, photos and art

Amber Cardone, is a Flagler College

issue of Florida’s newest literary journal at

from locals who have something to say

graduate and a first-time mom who now

3:00 p.m. at City Coffee (located at 1280 N.

about the Sunshine State.

lives in Tampa with her husband Rich, and

Ponce de Leon Boulevard, near the Village

their son, Theo. The theme of resolutions,

Inn). Published by Poet Plant Press, the

the community is welcome to share poems

reflection and rebirth spoke to the young

journal is named A.C. PAPA, which is an

or short observations about Florida. Local

poet and when she submitted her poem

anagram for Ancient City Poets, Authors,

contributors will then take the mic at 4:00

she admitted that “it feels good to be

Photographers and Artists. Highlights of

p.m. to share their pieces. An author meet-

writing and revising again.” She is making

this publication include a cover photo by

and-greet will follow and contributors will

a commitment to write more in 2015, now

nature photographer Mark Kirwan, a photo

be available to sign copies.

that her baby has arrived. All writers could

essay by Charlie Cawley, a haiku section

all benefit from writing more, and talking

edited by Michael Henry Lee and poems

about it less. Write on, Amber.

from more than thirty Florida poets.

Auld Lang Syne

and girls to boys,

below us sing,

BY AMBER CARDONE

lips expelled slurs

“Should old acquaintance be forgot,

and fists of smoke,

and never brought to mind?

Years before,

rooms filled with empty promise and

Should old acquaintance be forgot,

when we were new,

resolution

and old lang syne “.

we stood together as two strangers on a

and beautiful bodies danced around each

rooftop of a city-

other

We gave thanks to blanket of darkness

With our hips together and necks craned,

in the dark -

that separated their days gone by from ours

we watched the panorama of colored bursts light up the skyline-

While on the rooftop, we held on to each other

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A.C. PAPA will appear each January,

Below us in confetti lined halls,

long after the lights had fallen back to earth,

boys drank to girls

and while we listened to the muffled chorus

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RICK MCALLISTER, TELLING STORIES FROM BEHIND THE LENS

YO U C A N F I ND R I C K M C ALLI STE R’S WO R K AT T HE AV I L E S S T R E E T GALLE RY, 1 1 AV I L E S S T. , S T. AU G U STI N E , OR O NL I NE AT W W W. FOTOWURKS.COM

SAVING THE SOUTH…

…ONE PICTURE AT A TIME BY ASHLEY BATES

PHOTOS BY RICK MCALLISTER

The back roads of the South are dotted with long forgotten buildings, barns and cabins. These buildings offer a little peek into what life was like during years gone by, but they are slowly disappearing, either by age, mother nature’s hand or growth in communities. This is exactly why St. Augustine photographer Rick McAllister began “The Olde South Series,” which is a collection of over 100 photographs from across the South depicting abandoned homes, cabins and other structures. The inspiration for the series was McAllister’s way of


“While change has certainly become a part of our lives, with it comes the disappearance of pieces of our past”

preserving a piece of Southern history. “While change has certainly become a part of our lives, with it comes the disappearance of pieces of our past,” said McAllister, an Ohio native. “The landscape has changed and the heritage of those who worked the land and who created our traditions is now only visible on our back roads. “They were times of hard work, of family strength and of stories told on the porch at the end of the day...once gone, they do not return and the stories that took place inside their walls seem to fade with every new generation.” Over the last three years, McAllister has photographed abandoned structures on the back roads of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi. “I will sometimes jump in the car with unscheduled itinerary and just drive the back roads to see if I can find them,” he said. “One of my criteria is that it can’t be lived in. I almost feel like taking a picture of a home that someone lives in, is kind of an invasion of privacy.” “The Olde South Series” will be exhibited starting January 1st at the Haskel Gallery located in the Jacksonville Airport. The exhibit, featuring all black and white photographs, will run for three months. “(The series) combines my photography interests with my storytelling and history interests,” McAllister said. “Doing the series in black and white gives more depth to these ‘elders,’ highlighting the structure itself and letting your imagination play a larger role in understanding the story that goes with the image.” “Some come with documented history while others have nothing but a location

McAllister has spent the past 40-plus years honing his photography skills and finding adventures across the country. “When I returned home from Vietnam in 1970, I had a corporate management position with one of the large finance/insurance companies in New York City. During my lunch times, I would walk a couple blocks down the Avenue of the Americas to The Kodak Building and stroll through their lobby galleries,” he said. “I became mesmerized by the images and decided to take up photography as a relaxing hobby after the war.” Along with working as a professional photographer, McAllister is an avid kayaker, scuba diver, spent one year in the United States House of Representatives as a Congressional Assistant, played minor league baseball in 1968 and skied competitively in Colorado for several years. McAllister’s other pieces are shown in the Aviles Street Gallery in downtown St. Augustine, where he has been a resident artist for the past two years. “I’ve enjoyed getting to know the art community in St. Augustine, which is growing leaps and bounds every year and being on Aviles Street, the oldest street in the United States, is unique and special, as well,” McAllister said.

identification.”

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NORTH of The Plaza 1. LOVE’S ART EMPORIUM: 8 CATHEDRAL PLACE 2. TRIPP HARRISON GALLERY & studio: 22 CATHEDRAL PLACE 3. ST. AUGUSTINE PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS: 35 HYPOLITA #105 4. METALARTZ: 58 HYPOLITA STREET 5. HIGH TIDE GALLERY: 51A & B CORDOVA STREET 6. THE STARVING ARTIST: 28 CUNA STREET 7. #7 ROHDE AVENUE GALLERY: 7 ROHDE AVENUE 29. PETER O’NEILL GALLERY: 130 ST. GEORGE ST. 30. ST. AUGUSTINE ART GLASS: 54 ST. GEORGE ST. 31. SHAFFER GALLERY: 35 SAN MARCOS 32. SEA SPIRITS GALLERY AND GIFTS: 210 ST. GEORGE ST.

SOUTH of The Plaza 8. GALLERIA DEL MAR: 9 KING STREET 9. BRILLIANCE IN COLOR: 25 KING STREET 10. PLUM GALLERY: 9A AVILES STREET 11. AMIRO ART & FOUND: 9C AVILES STREET 12. GEORGIA NICK GALLERY: 11A AVILES STREET 13. JOEL BAGNAL GOLDSMITH: 11B AVILES STREET 14. AVILES STREET GALLERY: 11C AVILES STREET 15. PASTA GALLERY: 214 CHARLOTTE STREET 16. ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION: 22 MARINE STREET 17. LOST ART GALLERY: 210 ST.GEORGE STREET #C-1 18. GRACE GALLERY: 47 KING STREET 19. GRAND BOHEMIAN GALLERY: 49 KING STREET

21. ABSOLUTE AMERICANA ART GALLERY: 77 BRIDGE STREET 33. GALERIA LYONS: 41B KING ST.

EAST of Downtown

The ART GALLLERIES of St. Augustine is an association of the many diverse and eclectic art galleries located in the nation’s oldest city. From local artist-owned businesses to elegant exhibition halls and museums, these galleries offer outstanding collections of local, regional, national and international artists.

22. SIMPLE GESTURES: 4 WHITE ST. E. & ANASTASIA BLVD. 23. THE ART STUDIO OF ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH: 370-A A1A BEACH BLVD.

WEST of The Plaza 25. LIGHTNER MUSEUM: 75 KING STREET 26. CRISP-ELLERT ART MUSEUM: 48 SEVILLA STREET 27. 130 king fine art: 130 KING STREET 28. BUTTERFIELD GARAGE ART GALLERY: 137A KING STREET.

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FIRST FRIDAY 5-9 PM On the first Friday of each month the galleries offer new art exhibits and lively receptions to the public. Start your FREE self-guided tour at any of the Art Galleries, most within walking distance to each other. Hop aboard the FREE Art Walk trolley that runs throughout downtown. For more info, visit us

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LOVE’S ART EMPORIUM: 8 CATHEDRAL PLACE TRIPP HARRISON GALLERY & studio: 22 CATHEDRAL PLACE   ST. AUGUSTINE PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS: 35 HYPOLITA #105   METALARTZ: 58 HYPOLITA STREET    HIGH TIDE GALLERY: 51A & B CORDOVA STREET THE STARVING ARTIST: 28 CUNA STREET  ROHDE AVENUE GALLERY: 7 ROHDE AVENUE

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SOUTH OF THE PLAZA 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.

GALLERIA DEL MAR: 9 KING STREET BRILLIANCE IN COLOR: 25 KING STREET PLUM GALLERY: 9A AVILES STREET AMIRO ART & FOUND: 9C AVILES STREET GEORGIA NICK GALLERY: 11A AVILES STREET JOEL BAGNAL GOLDSMITH: 11B AVILES STREET  AVILES STREET GALLERY: 11C AVILES STREET PASTA GALLERY: 214 CHARLOTTE STREET  ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION: 22 MARINE STREET . LOST ART GALLERY: 210 ST.GEORGE STREET #C-1  GRACE GALLERY: 47 KING STREET   GRAND BOHEMIAN GALLERY:  49 KING STREET SPEAR HOUSE GALLERY:149 CORDOVA STREET    ABSOLUTE AMERICANA ART GALLERY: 77 BRIDGE STREET 

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Monday

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Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical at Limelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Avenue 2pm

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The Rat Pack and “It Was A Very Good Year” by Tony Sands 259 San Marco Avenue fortmenendez.com 5pm

2495 State Road 207, St Augustine, FL

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Nights of Lights Sunset Cruise on the Schooner Freedom 111 Avenida Menendez Slip 86 schoonerfreedom.com

59 Cuna Street thetastingtours.com 6-9pm

23 Orange Street 7pm

19 Nights of Lights Wine and Carriage Tour

Nights of Lights Sunset Cruise on the Schooner Freedom

Sweet Bird of Youth at Limelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Avenue 2pm

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02 Re-Riding History Art Exhibition Crisp-Ellert Art Museum flagler.edu/crispellert 10am-4pm

Lucinda Williams Concert Ponte Vedra Concert Hall pvconcerthall.com 7pm

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Shovels & Rope with Caroline Rose Concert

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall pvconcerthall.com 7pm

59 Cuna Street thetastingtours.com 6-9pm

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2495 State Road 207, St Augustine, FL

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The First City through the Eyes of the Masters

EMMA Concert: Eugenia Zuckerman & Amigos

St. Augustine Flea Market Open Every Sat & Sun 9-4

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Open Mic Night with Smokin Joe at Ann O’Malleys

25 14 Granada Street, St. Augustine EmmaConcerts.com 2pm

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05 Nights of Lights Wine and Carriage Tour

10 West Castillo Drive staugustine-450.com 9am-5pm

St. Augustine Flea Market Open Every Sat & Sun 9-4

Tuesday

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Open Mic Night with Smokin Joe at Ann O’Malleys 23 Orange Street 7pm

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City Calendar 2015 For a complete listing of area events, go to OldCityLife.com

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

01 The Holly Jolly Nights of Lights Trolly

St. Augustine Pier thecivicassociation.org 8am-12:30pm

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Lightner Museum Curator Tours 75 King Street 10am

14 Miranda Sings Concert Ponte Vedra Concert Hall pvconcerthall.com 6pm

The Wednesday Market St. Augustine Pier thecivicassociation.org 8am-12:30pm

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An Evening With Leon Russell Ponte Vedra Concert Hall pvconcerthall.com 7pm

Open Mic Night 29 at Trade Winds Lounge 124 Charlotte Street 5-9pm

Flagler College Forum: John Sawyer 14 Granada Street 7pm

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villazorayda.com 6pm

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Nights of Lights & Holiday Traditions Plaza Stroll

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The Both and Laura Jane Grace Concert

Iris DeMent Concert Ponte Vedra Concert Hall pvconcerthall.com

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4 Granada Street staugustinecitywalks.com

Nights of Lights & Holiday Traditions Plaza Stroll

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall pvconcerthall.com 7pm

11 Old Mission Avenue 7:30pm

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First Coast Opera Concert: Don Giovanni

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5th Annual Candlelight Tour of Villa Zorayda

14 Granada Street firstcoastopera.com 7:30pm

Sweet Bird of Youth at Limelight Theatre

14 Granada Street 7pm

St. Augustine Pier thecivicassociation.org 8am-12:30pm

Open Mic Night at Trade Winds Lounge 124 Charlotte Street 5-9pm

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall pvconcerthall.com 7pm

The Wednesday Market

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124 Charlotte Street 5-9pm tradewindslounge.com

Nights of Lights Wine and Carriage Tour

2495 State Road 207, St Augustine, FL

11 Old Mission Avenue 7:30pm

59 Cuna Street thetastingtours.com 6-9pm

Gaelic Storm Concert

Flagler College Lecture: St. Augustine’s 450th

Open Mic Night at Trade Winds Lounge

02

Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical at Limelight Theatre

10 West Castillo Drive trollytours.com

The Wednesday Market

First Friday Art Walk Downtown St. Augustine 5-9pm

Saturday St. Augustine Flea Market Open Every Sat & Sun 9-4

4 Granada Street staugustinecitywalks.com

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Matanzas 5000 35th Annual 5K & Fun Run Francis Field 29 W. Castillo Drive

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St. Augustine Film Festival Opening

St. Augustine Film Festival 14 Granada Street fliff.com for VIP passes & show times

14 Granada Street 7pm

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Spanish Garrison Grand Muster

Sweet Bird of Youth at Limelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Avenue 7:30pm

33 St. George Street historic-florida-militia.org 10am-9pm

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Uptown Saturday Night San Marco Avenue 5-9pm

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worship Abbey of Castle Otttis (Ah-tis) (Interdenominational) Prayer on Sunday Mornings Adults and Mature Children only Vilano Beach | 824.3274 Anastasia Baptist Church Sunday 9:30am Contemporary 11am Traditional 1650 A1A South | Anastasia Island | 471.2166 Anchor Faith Church (Word of Faith) Sunday 11am, Wednesday 7:30pm 1764 Tree Blvd | St Augustine | 797.6363

Celebration Church-St Augustine 10:30am Sundays St. Augustine High School Auditorium Childcare and Youth Services are provided 3205 Varella Ave | 737.1121 | celebration.org

Family Worship Center (Christ Centered Worship) Sunday 10am, Thursday 7pm 2040 SR 207 | 819.9970

Center for Spiritual Living Call for Services 1795 Old Moultrie Road | 825.3600

First Church of Christ Scientist (Christian Science and Reading Room) Sunday School and Service 10am Wednesday Service 5:30pm 2555 Old Moultrie Rd | 797.8882

Chapel of Our Lady of La Leche (Catholic) 8:30am, 5pm, Holidays 8:30am, 3pm 27 Ocean Avenue | 824.2809 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Call for Services 500 Deltona Blvd | Shores | 797.4412

First Baptist Church Sunday School 9:30am, Worship 10:45am Monday Word and Action Bible Study 6:45pm Wednesday Prayer Service 12 noon 89 St Francis Street | Downtown | 824.6590 First United Methodist Church Sunday 8:15am & 11am - Traditional Worship Sunday 9:30am - Contemporary 118 King Street | Downtown | 829.3459

Ancient City Baptist Church Sunday School 9:30am Sunday 10:45am, 6pm Wed 6:30pm Bible Study and Prayer 27 Sevilla Street | Downtown | 829.3476

Christ Our Savior EV Lutheran Church Christian Formation 9am Divine Service 10:30am (deaf interpreted) 21 Milton Street | Uptown | 829.6823

Anchor Faith 2121 U.S. Hwy. 1 South Suite #28

Church Of Christ Sunday Bible Class 9am Sunday Worship 10am, 6pm, Wed 7pm 2900 Lewis Speedway | 824.1800

Grace United Methodist Church Sunday School 9:30am, Worship 8:30am, 11am Junior Church during 11am Carrera St at Cordova St | Downtown | 829.8272

Church at Vilano (Baptist) Bible School 9:30am, Sunday 10:30am Wednesday Prayer and Bible Services 7pm 121 Meadow Ave | Vilano Beach | 827.0477

Good News PCA (Christian) Sunday Worship 9am & 10:30am Nursery provided for all services 1357 Wildwood Drive | 819.0064

Bethel Baptist Church Call for services 222 Riberia St | Downtown | 824.5304

Community Bible Church Equipping Hour (classes for all ages) 9:30am Fellowship Worship Service10:30am Wed (school schedule) Word of Life Clubs, ages 4 thru High School, Bible Study 6:30pm 3150 US 1 South | St Augustine | 797.3875

Heritage Baptist Church Bible Fellowship 9:30am Sunday School 10am Sunday Worship 11am & 6pm Wed 7pm prayer meeting 1480 Wildwood Dr | 824.8888

Bible Baptist Church Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am & 5pm 2485 Old Moultrie Rd | 797.3999

Corpus Christi Catholic Church Daily Mass Mon-Sat 9am • Sat Vigil Mass 4pm Sunday Mass 8:30am, 9:45am & 11:00am 6175 Datil Pepper Rd | Shores Area | 797.4842

Bridge of Life Christian Center (Full Gospel Assembly of God) Sunday Worship 10:30am Wed 6:30pm Bible Study Lewis Point Plaza | 797.0669

Congregation Sons of Israel (Jewish, Conservative) Services Friday 7:30pm & Saturday 10am 161 Cordova St | Historic District | 829.9532

Hineni Messianic Fellowship (Messianic - Jewish & Non Jewish Believers) Friday Shabbat 7:30pm Tuesday Bible Study 7:30pm 1797 Old Moultrie Road | 827.9731

Berea Seventh Day Adventist Church Sabbath School 9:15am, Worship 11am Prayer Meeting 7:30pm 151 M L King Ave | Downtown | 824.9145 Bethany Baptist Church Call for Services 5465 CR 208 | Bakersville | 824.5169

Cathedral-Basilica Parish (Catholic) Saturday Vigil Mass 5pm Sunday Masses 7am, 9am &11am, 5pm Daily Mass 7am Monday - Saturday 38 Cathedral PL | Historic Distict | 824.2806

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Holy Cross Charismatic Orthodox Sunday 10am 110 Masters Drive | 810.0535

Crescent Beach Baptist Church Sunday School Bible Fellowship 9:30am Worship 11am, Sunday Worship 6pm 885 SR 206 E | St Augustine | 794.7777

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of St Augustine 2940 CR 214 | 829.0504

Dawson Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Sunday School 9:30am, Sunday Worship 110am, Bible Study Wednesday 7pm 225 N Orange St | St. Augustine | 824.8049

Homeport Christian Church Sundays 9am Traditional 10:45am Contemporary Wednesday 6:30pm 5605 US 1 S | St Augustine South | 797.8921

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Hurst Chapel AME Church (Methodist) Call for Services 28-1/2 Bernard St | Downtown | 824.0500 Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall South Cong.- Sunday 4pm & Thur 7:30pm North Cong. - Sunday 1pm & Wed 7:30pm East Cong. - Sunday 1pm & Thursday 7:30pm 735 Kings Estate Rd | 797.7599

Pentecostal Fellowship Center Church Sunday Schoool 10:00am Worship 11am, 6pm | Youth Thursday 5:30pm 1065 Kings Estate Rd | Kings Estates | 797.6040 Pilgrim Church (United Church of Christ) Service Sunday 10am 5880 US 1 South | St Augustine | 797.5187

Lighthouse Church of God Sunday School 9:30am, Worship 10:30am Sunday Evening 6pm, Wed Evening 7pm 1230 Kings Estate Road | 797.6996

Radiant Family Church Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Nease High School, 10550 Ray Rd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081 904-325-9647

Mc Dowell Baptist Church 16 Bayview Drive | St Augustine Call for Services 829-8388

Saint Anastasia Catholic Church Saturday 4pm, Sunday 8am & 10:30am Daily Mass 9am Monday-Friday 5205 A1A South | Anastasia Island | 471.5364

Memorial Lutheran Church of the Martyrs Sunday School Sundays Traditional 8am Contemporary 10:30am 3375 US 1 South | 797.4377

Saint Photios National Shrine (Greek Orthodox) Monday - Saturday, Sunday Service Friday 11am 41 St George St | St Augustine | 829.8205

Memorial Presbyterian Church Sunday 8:30am Informal, 9:30am Church School 10:50am Pipe Organ Prelude, 11am Worship 36 Sevilla St | Historic District | 829.6451 Mill Creek Baptist Church Sunday Bible Service 10am, Sunday Worship 11am, 6:30pm, Wed 7pm 6019-A State Rd. 16 | Mill Creek | 940.3130 Miracle Center Ministries (Non-Denominational) Sunday 10:30am 1797 Old Moultrie Road | 824.9673 Moultrie Baptist Church Sunday School 9:45am Service 11am, 6pm, Wed 6:30pm 3699 US 1 S | Moultrie Creek | 797.9005 New Life Baptist Church Call for Service Times 346 Varella Avenue • Near SR 16 | 823.9537 New Saint James Missionary Baptist Church Sunday School 9:30am, Worship 10:30am 135 Rodriquez Street | 824.6500 Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church Saturday Vigil 4:00pm Sunday masses 8am, 10am, 12 noon Daily mass Tue 8:15am, Thurs 8:15am 5950 SR 16 | 824.8688

San Sebastian Catholic Church Saturday Vigil Mass 4pm Sunday Masses 8am,10am, 12 noon Spanish Daily Mass 8am Tues - Friday 1112 SR 16 | 824.6625 Seventh - Day Adventist Church Sabbath School 9:30am, Worship 11am 485 Shores Boulevard | St Augustine | 824.5855 Shiloh Baptist Church Call for Services 271 West King St | Downtown | 824.3913 Saint Augustine Shores United Methodist Church Sunday School 10am, Traditional 9am Contemporary 11am 724 Shores Blvd | St Augustine Shores | 797.4416

Saint Luke AME Church African Methodist Sunday School 9:30am Sunday Worship 11am 694 W Pearl St | Downtown | 824.6120 Saint Mary’s Baptist Church Call for Services 69 Washington St | Downtown | 824.1314 Saint Paul AME Church Sunday School 9:30am, Worship Services 10:45am Bible Study Wednesday 6pm 85 ML King Avenue | 829.3918 Tabernacle Baptist Church Call for Services 280 Duval St | Downtown | 829.2041 Temple Bet Yam (Jewish Reform) Services First and Third Friday 7:30pm 2055 Wildwood Rd | St Augustine | 819.1875 The Village Church (Interdenominational) Bible School 9:00am Services 9am & 11am, Children’s 11am Adult Bible Study 10am, Youth 5pm 4225 Pacetti Rd | World Golf Village | 940.6768 Trinity Episcopal Parish Holy Eurcharist 7:30, 9am Family Service & 11:15am Wednesday 10am Holy Eurcharist and Healing Service followed by Bible Study 215 St. George St | Historic District | 824.2876 Turning Point at Calvary Baptist Church Sunday School 9:40am Worship 9:40am, 11am, 6pm 3500 SR 16 • 829.9795 Unitarian-Universalists Fellowship of St. Augustine Sunday 10:30am 2487 A1A South | St Augustine | 471.2047

Saint Cyprian’s Episcopal Church Sunday Holy Eucharist 10am Third Sunday 5:30pm 37 Lovett Street | 829.8828

Wards Creek Baptist Church Sunday Services 7am, 10:45am 7pm Home Bible Studies Wednesday Youth 6pm - Service 7pm 7730 County Rd 13 N | Wards Creek | 522.0128

Saint Francis In-the-Field Episcopal Church 9am, Sunday 10am 895 Palm Valley Rd | Ponte Vedra | 543.0112

Zion Baptist Church Call for Services 94 Evergreen Ave | St Augustine | 826.1424

St. James Catholic Church Saturday Vigil Mass - 4:30 p.m. 86 ML King Ave. I 460.0535

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LIVING

THREE in ONE 172 AVENIDA MENENDEZ

BY JOEL BAGNAL & LEEANN KENDALL PHOTOS BY JUSTIN ITNYRE

Built in 1801, this historic bayfront home is home to long-time St. Augustine residents Hookey Hamilton and Joel Bagnal.

When Hookey Sparkes bought 172 Avenida Menendez in 1970, she didn’t think of it as three houses in one, or as a bit of a feng shui nightmare with three doors facing different directions. Not to mention the front was the back and the back was the front. She just knew she loved it the minute she stepped through the door and immediately said, “I’ll buy it.” Then she began to learn its history. 

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During the second Spanish period, Marine Street was already the “bayfront street” south of The Plaza. All of the east side properties’ back yards went down to a sandy shore of the bay. By edict of King Phillip of Spain, all houses built at that time had to be built flush to the street, with a wall around the property to hold domestic animals in and as defense against the Indians. So in 1801, Francisco Rovera built a small one-story house at 73 Marine Street of 15” thick coquina stone quarried from Anastasia Island. It had a wood shingle roof and a tabby floor made up of ground up oyster shells. A coquina wall surrounds the property. This was house number one. Today, that original house is Hookey’s living room, coquina stone encased in the existing plaster walls.

“In 1801, Francisco Rovera built a small one story house at 72 Marine Street of 15 inch thick coquina quarried from Anastasia Island” Florida became a US territory in 1822 and sometime prior to the 1850s, a second Englishstyle story was added with an attic and tin roof. The kitchen was separate and there was a wooden privy. This is house number two. In 1833, Andrew Jackson authorized the construction of the sea wall behind the house. Now Bay Street became known as the “Bayfront street” and the back became the front and the front, the back. A twostory addition on the south side brought the kitchen and the privy indoors. Victorian touches were added and hid the fact that it was actually a second Spanish Period Colonial house. With the added wing and the Victorian trim, it became house number three, with two ABOVE: BREAKFAST NOOK LEFT:

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addresses, one on Marine and one on Bay Street, now known as Avenida Menendez. The house had come a long way from the land

BALCONY VIEW OF

grant made in 1794 to Jose Antoni Coruna, a

THE BAYFRONT

Minorcan farmer from the Canary Islands.


3 in 1 The transformation of 172 Avenida Menendez, throughout St. Augustine’s second Spanish period and becoming a US territory

Along the way, many interesting people have owned the property. John Hamilton, son of Alexander Hamilton, owned it briefly in the 1820s. Once it was owned by a Minorcan who became a general in the Seminole War and was credited with capturing Indian Chief Osceola. Another time a stage coach proprietor owned it, and a distinguished St. Augustine mayor also owned it for a time. As it changed hands, the price varied incredibly, going from $3,000 in 1888, to only $925 for the house plus another house to the north of it. According to the original deed, one time it was sold “for $1.00 plus love.” Perhaps it is appropriate that it now houses two romantics, Hookey Hamilton and her husband, Joel Bagnal. Beyond the history of this bayfront property and the magnificent location, it’s the current love story that brings beautiful color and dimension. As a long time rare book seller, Hookey continued to travel and kept this house as a rental property. One night, after retiring from book selling, and now living in the home, she was

ABOVE: LIVING ROOM

1: 1801

Small one story coquina house built

2: pre-1850s Second English-style story added with an attic and tin roof

3: 1833

Two story addition on the south side, with Victorian touches

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surprised to meet the Marine Street neighbor, balcony to balcony. This brief encounter led to future meetings and soon a shared life. Goldsmith Joel Bagnal was the neighbor and Hookey, now a professional photographer, had everything to talk about and nothing but desire to be together. As Hookey shared stories of bayfront living, including the presence of a few female ghosts over the years, Lucca the Cat, yowled in agreement. Hookey and Joel sell their respective art on Aviles Street. They spend a lot of their time on the balcony and often entertain friends there or in the Ralph Lauren-red dining room, lighted only by candles. Hookey and Joel, happy in their house and happy in their crafts, are part of the living history of this beautiful old city life.

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Beauty Appliances

Great Gift Ideas

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FOOD & DRINK

FOO D & DR IN K | RECI P E

Going inGreeN the New Year STORY AND PHOTOS BY JORDAN CLARK

With the fresh start of the New Year, people often recommit to healthy eating. Incorporating more green in your palate is an excellent way to accomplish this, but it is easy to fall back into a rut of routine and lose interest in the original goal. Using greens in fresh new ways can help to not only accomplish your intent of eating healthier but can also bring delicious flavor in the process.

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Spinach-Banana Smoothie If only Popeye had known-he should

1 small banana

have skipped the cans and instead reached

1 generous handful of fresh spinach leaves

for fresh spinach to acquire more of the

1 TBSP ground flax

nutritious folate. When greens are cooked

1 TBSP chia seeds

or processed, as they are for canning, the

1 cup coconut milk

heat often destroys much of the folate

Pinch of salt

that makes them so beneficial. By using

1 tsp vanilla extract

uncooked leaves, as we do in this smoothie

½ tsp rose water*

recipe, you gain maximum benefit from the

Honey to taste

greens you eat.

1 cup ice


1 medium tart apple, diced

and du pays)

½ cup raw pecans

5 cups water

2 green onions, diced

2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

2 TBSP seasoned rice wine vinegar

in 1”cubes

1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil

½ tsp salt

Fresh ground black pepper (if desired)

A few dashes of your favorite hot sauce 1 lb washed and chopped kale

Place chopped collard greens in a large salad bowl. Top with apple, pecans, and

Heat the olive and coconut oil in a large

green onion. Drizzle with vinegar, toss.

stock pot. Dice both onions and sauté

Drizzle with olive oil, toss. Add pepper, if

them over medium heat in the stock pot

desired, and enjoy. Serves 4

until caramelized and golden brown. In a

Lentil and Kale Stew

colander, rinse the lentils until the water runs clear, making certain there are no stones or dirt. Add the lentils and water

Kale is a very popular menu item today.

Combine all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth. Taste; adjust by adding more honey if desired (depending on the sweetness of your banana this may be unnecessary). Serves 1 *Rose water can be found in the ethnic section of many grocery stores. It is a popular ingredient in Middle Eastern cuisine.

to the pot, bring to a boil and allow to

Once used mostly as a garnish on salad

simmer for about 20 minutes. After the

bars, it is now found everywhere prepared

20 minutes, the lentils should be tender

in almost every technique. This simple

and swollen. Add the sweet potato and

Lentil and Kale Stew is quick to prepare and

continue to simmer until potato is tender,

very satisfying while the weather is cooler.

about 10 minutes. Season the soup with the salt and hot sauce. Stir the kale into

1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil

the hot soup, a hand full at a time, until the

2 TBSP coconut oil

entire bag is incorporated-it will wilt as it is

1 large red onion

added. Taste; adjust seasoning if needed,

1 large Spanish onion

and serve. Serves 8

3 cups dry lentils (assortment of red, grey,

Collard Green Salad Much to the surprise of many Southerners, collard greens do not have to be cooked to mush for consumption. Their crisp, fresh texture is perfect for a fresh salad. When possible, it’s best to enjoy collards after a frost when the cool weather converts some of the starches in their leaves into sugar. 5 cups fresh collard greens, tough stalks removed, chopped

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FOO D & DR IN K | TA S T E January’s emphasis always seems to

FOOD & DRINK

be on living healthier, eating healthier and shedding those few pounds. The Spiciest Lady in town, Colleen Messner of the Spice and Tea Exchange, shares some tasty recipes that will please your palate without adding to your waistline.

HERB SESAME

ASPARAGUS BY COLLEEN MESSNER

Accentuated by beautiful herbal undertones and the visual appeal of TSTE Cyprus White Sea Salt gracing fresh green asparagus, this enticing dish appeals to every aspect of your palate. 

Ingredients: From TSTE 1 TBLS Cyprus White Sea Salt 1 tsp Herb Sesame Spice Blend

From the Grocer 1 TBLS butter 1 lb asparagus

Preparation: Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Rinse the asparagus and slice off any rough ends. Pan fry the asparagus for 4-5 mins. Remove from heat and sprinkle with Cyprus White Sea Salt and Herb Sesame Spice Blend. Serve as a snack or plate with your favorite entrée. Yield: 2 servings  Total Time: 10 minutes Prep:5 Minutes Cook: 5 Minutes slightly firm. Serve warm. 72

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GREEN MIXOLOGY

BY CESAR E. DIAZ

SUPERFOODS AND FUNCTIONAL BEVERAGES: THE NEW COCKTAIL TREND

In the last few years, we have noticed

and raw alternative. Kombucha cocktails,

healthier mixers will create a more enjoyable

an increasing demand for healthier and less

for example, are becoming more popular

and worthwhile experience while reducing the

processed alternatives in the food industry.

than ever. When used as a cocktail mixer,

impact that sugary, overly-refined mixers have

Consumer habits have gone from frozen,

it is one of the most complex and versatile

on your well-being.

artificial, sugar-laden, over-sized portions to

flavor profiles when creating classics like the

organic, “slow”, minimally processed servings.

Moscow Mule, Tom Collins and Mojito. The

Not only have restaurants, supermarkets,

Kimchi Bloody Mary is another fermented

Hippie Farmer

and fast food chains adapted to these new

and tasty alternative for vodka enthusiasts.

11/2 oz. St. Augustine Vodka

tendencies, but the liquor and bar industry

Other mixer alternatives include beet kvass,

1oz. Ginger Wellspring Kombucha

has seen an opportunity to get the attention

kiefer, coconut water, aloe extract, and chia

1/2 oz. fruit lab organic jasmine liqueur

of this market segment as well.

seeds, which can be used as ingredients in

1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

cutting–edge creations. It’s important to note

1/8 Raw Honey

that these cocktail concepts aren’t created to promote imbibing as “healthy” per se, but

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker.

to introduce a new trend-offering organic,

Serve up, in a coupe, and garnish with a ginger

raw, and natural ingredients in order to make

raw honey candy stick.

cocktails as fresh, dynamic, and enjoyable as possible. We’re not suggesting that these cocktails will necessarily improve your health,

CESAR E. DIAZ, FOUNDER DIRECTOR OF COCKTAIL CAPITAL, LLC AND ASSISTANT BAR MANAGER AT THE ICE PLANT BAR

but if you’re going to imbibe, using better, The “Green Mixology” movement was born of a new trend of substituting organic ingredients, probiotics and super foods in new–and classic–cocktail creations. Recently opened in Europe, the first “ Superfood Cocktail Bar”’ utilizes probiotic beverages and cold pressed juices as mixers in their cocktails. The selection of these ingredients is based on their nutritional properties and their high content of antioxidants, minerals, fatty acids, and omega 3s. The use of natural sweeteners such as agave, coconut palm sugar, and pomegranate molasses is a healthy alternative to highly refined sweeteners like highfructose corn syrup. Today, the consumer has the option to choose organically certified wines and spirits for their cocktails, which means not only are food chain manufacturers applying sustainable and eco–friendly practices to their operations, but distilleries and wineries as well. Fermented cocktails are becoming more attractive to those who seek a more natural OLDCITYLIFE.COM

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FOO D & DR IN K | RECI P E

SIGNATURE DISH

FOOD & DRINK

GYPSY CHICKEN BY RENEE UNSWORTH

The Gypsy Chicken is Gypsy

Whatever the reason, Gypsy

Cab’s most loved dish, with

Chicken pleases the palate and

“more than 1 million served,”

guests return, again and again,

says owner Pat Morrissey.

to order it.

Not only is it the most popular

Open since 1983, Gypsy offers

entrée served in the restaurant

cuisine that has influences

on Anastasia Island, but it’s

from many cultures — Italian,

also the most requested for

German, Cajun, Mediterranean,

company holiday dinners and

classical European, Southern,

other catered events.

Asian and “Floribbean.”

What’s the secret to this signature dish? Perhaps it’s the

Gypsy Cab Co. Urban Cuisine

swiss cheese tucked inside the

828 Anastasia Blvd.

chicken breast. Perhaps it’s

904-824-8244

the orange and tarragon sauce with mushrooms that finishes the dish. Or maybe it’s the crispy coating that makes it so indulgent.

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FOOD & D RI NK | RECIPE

FOOD & DRINK

EARTH BURGERS BY COLLEEN MESSNER

Succulent and savory, these colorful patties re-define veggie

Preparation:

burgers! Zesty fresh ground

Toast Pine Nuts in dry pan

nutmeg and Sweet Onion

over medium heat, stirring

Sugar from Earthly Delight

constantly until just golden

Grinder Blend complement

brown.

the nutty sweetness of beet

Chop beets into rough pebbles.

and sweet potato.

Combine Earthly Delight

Pine Nuts and salt-free

Grinder Blend, California Blend,

California Blend both add

Horseradish Powder, Pine Nuts,

tasty texture. Horseradish

oats, sweet potatoes and beets

Powder gives a last ‘earthy’ kick!

in large bowl.

Ingredients:

Mush with hands until

From TSTE

consistent.

50 grinds Earthly Delight

Form into 4-6 patties.

Grinder Blend

Refrigerate ½ hour.

6 TBLS (1 oz) California Blend

Coat skillet with canola oil.

½ cup (2 oz) Pine Nuts

Dust patties in flour and Saute

½ tsp Horseradish Powder

3 minutes each side over medium heat without disturbing

From the Grocer

so deep golden crust forms.

¾ cup oats

Serve on buns with fixin’s or

2 sweet potatoes, cooked &

solo!

peeled 2 cups beets, cooked & peeled (15 oz can) canola oil flour

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FOOD & DR IN K | TA S T E

FOOD & DRINK

GRILLED CALAMARI BY SPICE N TEA

You don’t need a deep fryer to enjoy

Ingredients

delicious calamari. In fact, we’re willing to

From TSTE

Combine the olive oil and ground Bacon

bet that once you try our easy grill recipe,

2 tsp Bacon Smoked Sea Salt, ground in a

Smoked Sea Salt in a bowl.

you’ll never want the fried stuff again!

spice mil

Drag the tubes through the oil and toss well.

½ teaspoon Tomato Tarragon Blend

Cover and marinate for up to 24 hours.

Makes about 2 cups; serves about 2 or 3

Grill over high heat for about 1 ½ minutes

From Grocer

each side just until tubes are plumped; do

About ½ pound squid tubes, cleaned and

not overcook.

rinsed, then dried on paper towels

Slice the tubes about ½-inch thick. Sprinkle

¼ cup Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

with some toasted bread crumbs and a little

Panko bread crumbs, lightly toasted

Tomato Tarragon Blend. To make the dipping sauce combine all the

Optional dipping sauce: ¼ cup Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Zest from about 3 or 4 lemons Juice from about 1 lemon Florida Sunshine Grinder Blend (about 10 or 12 generous grinds), to season

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Zarzuela Seafood

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contributors

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Tommy Addison is an international award winning photographer who has resided in St. Augustine for 25 years. His work is published throughout the world and he has been a long time contributor to Old City Life Magazine. Addison is an avid world traveler and is the owner of Photographic Arts Inc. (Commercial and Fine Art Photography) and is currently the Photographic Manager for Leonard’s Studio.

Dr. Douglas L. Johnson of the St. Augustine Oral & Facial Surgical Center is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. He completed a certified fellowship in Facial Cosmetic Surgery before starting his own practice here over ten years ago. He resides in St. Augustine with his wife and four children. For more information on procedures offered please visit floridafacedoc.com.

Ashley Bates is a professional writer and social media manager. She graduated from the University of Central Florida and got her start in journalism writing sports articles for The (Gainesville, Ga.) Times and moved onto writing arts and entertainment, food and religion features. She has received awards from the Georgia Press Association for “Writer of the Year” in religion reporting.

Rick McAllister spent 20 years in the corporate world of New York, a year on a Congressional program in the U.S. House of Representatives, has owned several small businesses and taught scuba diving in the Florida Keys. A Vietnam Vet, he continues to enjoy traveling, kayaking, golf and time with his daughter Lauren and her family. Rick’s photography can be seen at www.fotowurks.com.

Chris Bodor received the Board of Education Creative Writing Award from Weston (CT) High School in 1985 and had his first poem published nine years later. A founding member of Ancient City Poets, a group that has been holding poetry reading in the Nation’s Oldest City since August, 2009, Chris runs his own book imprint, Poet Plant Press, with his wife Mary Beth. Their latest title is Florida Speaks, featuring thirty writers musing on the Sunshine State.

Kim Miller has been in the health and fitness field her entire adult life. A full-time personal trainer and wellness coach, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education, is certified as a personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise and is a certified wellness coach with Wellcoaches. She is owner of Bodysmart Inc, and blogs on health and wellness on her Bodysmart Fitness Through The Ages site www.bodysmartinc.com.

Joseph L. Boles, Jr. moved to Saint Augustine with his parents in 1967. He graduated from St. Augustine High school in 1970 and went on to the University of Florida, where he earned a degree in Law and a degree in Design. He has seven wonderful children and a beautiful wife named Jane. Joe served as Mayor of the City of Saint Augustine from 20062014. His hobbies are golfing, fishing and painting.

Melissa Roby has always had a passion for photography and fine arts and has always wanted her life to be surrounded by the arts while inspiring others to find their artist within. Graduating from UNF with her degree in Communications and Photography her photography has taken her to exotic locations like Paris, the Caribbean and Alaska. Melissa is the owner of St. Augustine’s very own art supply store called, The Red Sable.

Raphael Cosme earned a Masters Degree in Archaeology from the Center of Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and later a degree in communications and public relations. In 1978, he discovered the Ponce de Leon site in Puerto Rico. He is specialized in Museum Management Collections from the Smithsonian Institution and is a historian who has written hundreds of articles about Pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial Art.

Viviana Heil - Rojas was born in Bogotá, Colombia. She came to St. Augustine 11 years ago with a full tennis scholarship and played for Flagler College while she got her degree in Graphic Design. She met her husband Warren in St. Augustine and they have a beautiful dog named Mario. Viviana is the Head Tennis Pro at the Atlantic Beach & Tennis club. She loves dancing to Latin music.

Tammy Harrow is an avid world traveler, photographer and writer. She loves to journey around the globe searching for beauty and inspiration. Since relocating to St Augustine, Tammy has expanded into commercial photography and specializes in photographing culinary dishes for local restaurants. She has a degree in Journalism, is nationally published and has trained with some of National Geographic’s top photographers.

Nancy Shaver serves as Mayor of St. Augustine. Since choosing St. Augustine as her home she has been active in the Lincolnville community. An experienced business leader, she is a Principal Consultant for Experian, a global data and analytics leader, and has served on various boards of businesses and non-profits. Her confessed “addiction” is collecting art, including works of local artists.

Originally from Hagerstown Maryland, Justin Itnyre serves as Old City Life’s staff photographer. Justin’s photographs have been featured on several covers of Old City Life as well as other publications. His architectural photography has been published in Homes & Land Jacksonville Magazine, Unique Homes, and the book, Historic Sites of St. Augustine and St. Johns County.

Renee Unsworth was born in Jacksonville and was raised in Interlachen, Florida. She moved to St. Augustine in 2003. She and her husband, Shawn, have three daughters. Renee has a passion for the arts community and recently started the website totallystaugustine.com. She currently is the Director of Marketing and Publicity at Limelight Theatre and previously worked as the Compass editor at the St. Augustine Record.

Susan Johnson, a resident of St. Augustine for over 30 years, is a freelance writer whose work has been published in a variety of local and national newsmagazines. She is the recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Media Award, the 2012 Quality Senior Living Award for Media Vision and the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Constant Contact All Star Award for Exceptional Content. Susan is the proud parent of three wonderful young men, Peter, Daniel and Herschel.

A native Okie, Michelle Vijgen moved to St. Augustine in 1997 to attend Flagler College. After graduation, she married local businessman and resident Dutchman Alphons Vijgen. Together they own the local boutique Spanish Dutch Convoy. Michelle believes that style is defined from the inside out and that your attitude is your greatest accessory. She loves shopping, dining out, bubble baths, and sparkling wine.

Colleen Messner, owner of The Spice and Tea Exchange of Saint Augustine, is a Director on the Historic Saint Augustine Area Chamber of Commerce, Director in Saint Johns Business Network, Advocate with Home Again Saint Johns & Homeless Coalition, and the Sea Turtle Patrol. Contact her at 826.3770 to blend-up a special seasoning that you would enjoy.

Sarah Williamson moved to St. Augustine from Burlington, Vermont in 2010. She graduated from Flagler College with degrees in Communication and Sociology but her focus was in photojournalism and cinematography. Sarah has won three awards from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). She began her wedding photography career in 2012 and also works at Northeast Florida’s premiere boudoir studio, Bad Girl Boudoir, located in St. Augustine.

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Hookey Hamilton

Joel Bagnal, Goldsmith

Fine Art and Portrait Photographer

11B Aviles Street, St. Augustine, Fl 32084 Phone: 904.614.4706

11B & 11C Aviles St St. Augustine, FL 32084

Email: jbagnal@joelbagnalgoldsmith.com Web: joelbagnalgoldsmith.com

Phone: 904.728.4957

Commemorating life’s special occasions and relationships with custom designs in precious metals and gemstones. Complete client design and production involvement by email from any location.

Email: hookey@hookeyhamiltonphotography.com

Web: hookeyhamiltonphotography.com

Hot Shot Bakery and Cafe

Open for breakfast and lunch daily freshly-baked goods, coffee, catering and custom wedding/all-occasion cakes

8 Granada Street - Saint Augustine (904) 824-7898 OLDCITYLIFE.COM

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on the town

Photos by Sarah Williamson & Justin Itnyre

his years’ event featured a cocktail reception at the Government House, during which the event’s host, Mayor Joe Boles, along with former Mayor John Bailey Sr. and Commsioner Don Critchlow flipped the switch, illuminating the thousands of twinkling lights adorning historic downtown. Dinner, dancing and a silent auction followed in the courtyard of the Lightner Museum. Proceeds from the annual event were to benfit Home Again St. Johns, a non-profit organization working in a multi-agency coordinated system to alleviate homelessness in St. Johns County

Photos Left to Right: Emily Gordon, Nicole Nettles, Andy Norman, Jenny Burnett, Jacque Watson, Todd Neville, Heather Neville • Justin Itnyre, Ken Yarbrough, Katherine & Todd Batenhorst • Karen Yarbrough • Jane & Mayor Joe Boles, Lura R. Scarpitti, Jenny Burnett • AJ & Aniela Gwinn • Jay & Pat Kane • Ryan O’ Laughlin, Christina Meredith, Stephen Chelgabren • Tracy W. & Beth Upchurch, Joe & Jane Boles • Roxanne Horvath, Peter Rumpel • Unnamed & Cyndi Stevenson • Terri & Bryan Pereira • Amber & Larry Payne • Gail & AJ McGuinness

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on the town

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SAN SEBASTIAN WINERY

edia professionals recently attended San Sebastian Winery’s Seasonal Soiree. The farm to table event featured Executive Chef David Bearl and his team along with local craft food artisans. Highlights of the event included the first charitable donation made to FLMS, an Ice Sculpture by students at FCTC and culinary delights by Claude’s Chocolates, Cypress Point Creamery and Olive My Pickle.

Photos by Melissa Roby

Photos Left to Right: Matthew McKay, Michelle Adams • Rebecca Kulick, Shawn Dahbourg • Mickey Shorter, Justin Wood, Dan Valentine • Haim Shternshus, Shai Tzabari, Joe Lasala • Charles Cox, Claude & Nicole Franques, Cassidie Corbin • Kathy Fleming, Michelle Adams, Matthew McKay • Mark Shapiro, Shawn & Mina Abbatessa • Ken & Karen Yarbrough • Lyuba Brooke, Donna Chouinard

on the town

F L AVOR S -TOP CH EF

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ore than 25 chefs from the top Historic Coast restaurants demonstrated their culinary skills and served delicious tastes from their Flavors of Florida’s Historic Coast menus. Guests gathered at the Renaissance World Golf Resort to enjoy the Chef’s cook off and tasting. Proceeds were to benefit Home Again St. Johns.

Photos by Sarah Williamson

Photos Left to Right: Beth Maffei, Michael Jaujhran • Brad & Angie Smith • JoAnna & Mike Engel • Marshall & Tasha Peters • Jessica Clark, Justin Wood, Barbara Golden, Charles Cox • Steven McQuaig, Chris Prouix, Carolyn AshBaugh • Rachel Thompson, Susan Kuc • Mickey Shorter, Cassidie Corwin • Nico Recore, Elizabeth Potter

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LIVIN G | PEO PL E

…CUP O’

LIVING

I MISS THE HOLIDAYS, BUT MY BIG ROUND BELLY MISSES IT

MOST OF ALL!

JOE

BY JOSEPH L. BOLES

This issue of Old City Life has been

services and the spiritual meaning of the

focused on the “post holiday season” and

Season that grips me like a festive giant’s

all of the resolve we supposedly bring to

grip. It is, I am somewhat ashamed to say,

the New Year we find ourselves “enjoying”.

the FOOD! The Holiday Food, the buffets,

I put that in quotes because so far, I

the cookie parties, the hors’ d’ouevres, the

haven’t been enjoying it all that darn much!

turkey, the roast beef, the gravy, the rolls,

“Why Joe,” you might ask, “have you not

the neighborhood parties where each one

been enjoying this ‘new year’ of 2015?”

tries to outdo the other’s table fare! But

Well, back in October, I made it my job to prepare for, engage in, talk, preach and

say, obsession…no, not strong enough…I

even sing about the upcoming “Festive

would say that what I almost worship,

Season.” I am a cheerful fool most of the

is the dessert table. And therein lies my

layer cakes and cookies, cookies, cookies.

time and nothing brings a smile to my

spiritual and physical dilemma. Sugar is

My typical plate at the main meal looks like

face quicker than Clark Griswold waxing

my holiday muse and I am, unfortunately,

a miniature Golden Corral Thanksgiving

poetic about Bing Crosby and Danny Kay.

a Diabetic, type 2. Treated with oral

Buffet. I wheel it over to the table (yes,

So right after Halloween, I start looking for

medication and insulin, somewhat with

wheel it!) and dig in right after the Blessing,

the CDs of Holiday Music and the DVD

exercise and failingly with diet, the end of

(which I use for the food, of course) and

of “White Christmas.” I know that the

the year is my hardest time of all.

then I dig in until someone says, “Let’s all

    So in order to prove my power over

go around and say what we are thankful

of “It’s a Wonderful Life’ won’t start until

my own shortcomings, I have invented a

for!” (there is always one in every family-

Thanksgiving at least. By then I want to

little seasonal test for myself. Following

maybe its you!). Anyway I know how to

be in full bore Holiday mood looking and

Thanksgiving, where I know I will

deal with that distraction, I just say I will

wishing for “Ole Santy Claws” (as we say in

overindulge, (hah, what a mild word,

go first, and with my mouth full I say I am

the South) to come on into town-especially

“overindulge!”)…what I really mean is I use

thankful for our “bounteous meal and the

to MY house! But I am not excited by

that day and the rest of that weekend to

hands that lovingly prepared it for our

the gifts and presents, gladdened as I am

gorge, stuff and stretch my stomach into

pleasure.” I get a little polite applause and

at the little children’s faces in the warm

shape for the “festive season” that is just

then I can pick my shovel back up and “dig

glow of their new lava lamp or the squeals

around the corner. I make sure that from

in,”, hallelujah and pass the rolls! Then I

of delight when their new video game

noon on America’s most gustatory holiday

make a monumental shift.

contains an x-rated portion of slaughter

to the following Sunday night, my belt

and mayhem at their tiny fingertips. It is

stays in the closet. My “eating uniform” is a

Thanksgiving, I, a Diabetic, do the one

not the ties, nor the underwear, not even

big pair of pajamas covered in a polar bear

thing that I should be doing the whole

the cozy Christmas socks that warms

motiff (to make me feel more manly) with a

year through, as in “the gift that keeps on

“the cockles of my heart,” (I don’t know

44” drawstring just in case I need the extra

giving the whole year through,” (Jelly of

what that means either). It is not only the

room! Once again the desserts are the focal

the Month Club). Cold turkey I swear off

Christmas carols, or the seasonal worship

point-pumpkin and pecan pie, chocolate

sweets until Christmas Eve. Yes, you heard

Satellite Radio holiday channels and reruns

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me, I EAT NO SWEETS until Christmas Eve.

the release of tension or the satisfaction of

January and my dear beloved Wife Jane

The thing that I struggle with throughout the

some denied pleasure...thirst quenched on

has swept the house of all of the holiday

year, all of a sudden takes on a new role. My

a hot day, the sight of an old friend long

treats just to help me with my temptations.

dominion over my sugar intake becomes

years missed, the first kiss that....well you get

She knows that one of my New Year’s

a point of pride. I don’t try to encourage

the idea. As you read this in the post festive

resolutions is to continue with my healthy

others like some reformed smoker. In fact,

season, I know you will be pleased to know

eating habits so that I can live, live, live!! I

I will buy the Peppermint Bark at Williams

that Christmas Eve dinner, then supper, then

want to see grandchildren graduate college,

and Sonoma, bring it home and never touch

Midnight Snack, then the 3 a.m. refrigerator

if we ever get any grandchildren, (come on

it! With a warm smile, I will receive the box

raiding was glorious. I had cookies with Ole

kids get to work!). I am now putting up the

of cookies from the COA and with my heart

Santy Claws, (ok, I ate his cookies at 3 a.m.

Christmas decorations, taking the ornaments

cockles warmed by the gift I will then deny

so when I heard him cursing at the empty

off the tree and taking the stockings off the

the pleasure to my tongue and taste buds. I

plate and glass I hustled on down there and

mantel. “Wait, what is that in the toe of one

will smell the cookies, cakes and pies but I will

made him a sandwich and found him a beer).

of the stockings? Oh my goodness, it is a

not consume them. Call it a leftover youthful

That new set of golf clubs he gave me were

Hershey’s Kiss, wrapped in green holiday foil

urge to “get right” with “Ole Santy Claws,”

awesome (come back next year and you will

finery!” I gaze at it and I can see my face in it,

(like an old sinner on his deathbed) just before

have Prime Rib and Single Malt Scotch, Santy,

it calls my name: “Joe, sweet wonderful Joe!”

that blessed day of the 25th of December. Or

my Ole buddy!).

I slowly unwrap her, (I don’t know why all

it could be the pathological arrogance that

    Well, the rest of the holiday was equally

candy is she, it just is) and there she is in my

self denial brings (and of course the equally

as indulgent and I remained in a walking

palm, glistening chocolate in that alluring “kiss

insane expectation of reward). Regardless of

diabetic haze the rest of the month. I don’t

me” shape. I raise my hand slowly and then

the motive that would take a year of therapy

believe my blood sugar dropped below 300

fling that nasty, sugary temptress right in the

to understand, I just do it and then it’s done

for six solid days (oh Jane, I am just teasing

fire! I head into the kitchen for some chicken

on Christmas Eve. I know by now you can

and you know it and yes I will increase my life

wings, patting myself on the back the whole

see the “reason” for my excessive joy at the

insurance).

way! Happy 2015!

“season!” Most of the best things in life are

So now everything is back to normal-it’s

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