5-24 Kam’s Kapsules

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OPENING THIS WEEK  Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening May 24, 2013 BIG BUDGET FILMS Epic (PG for mild action, scary images and brief rude humor) Animated fantasy about a headstrong teenager (Amanda Seyfried) who is magically shrunken and transported to a parallel universe where […]

5-21 Top Ten DVD Releases


This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Headline: Top Ten DVD List for May 21, 2013 Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BFWKE76/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 My Neighbor Totoro http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BEYYEJ4/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Beautiful Creatures http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B009AMAGXK/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Howl’s Moving Castle http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BEYYEIK/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Yossi http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00B2DGYQS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Side Effects http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BNWWVFG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0092QDMQ2/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Come Undone http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BJRYJ1O/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The First 70 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00C67056Y/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Wine, Women & Friends […]

Board of County Commissioners Meeting Action Item Report, May 21 2013


Highlighted Action Items from the May 21, 2013 St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting: Proclamations The Board proclaimed May 18-24, 2013 as National Safe Boating Week The Board proclaimed May 19-25, 2013 as National Public Works Week The Board proclaimed May 21, 2013 as James G. Sisco Day The Board proclaimed May, 2013 as Civility Month Regular Agenda Item One – Transportation Improvement Program Fiscal Years 2013/14 - 2017/18 Wanda Forrest, Transportation Planning Manager for the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), presented a briefing on the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Fiscal Year 2013/14 through 2017/18. The TIP describes the publicly funded highway, transit, and aviation projects planned and programmed for the North Florida TPO region which includes Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns County. Regular Agenda Item Two – PUD 2012-04, Wildwood Drive The Board was presented with a request to rezone 15.52 acres from open rural to planned unit development for the construction of up to 37 single family homes. The property is located on the east side of Wildwood Drive, across from Treaty Park. The Planning and Zoning Agency unanimously issued a recommendation of approval to the Board at the February 7, 2013 meeting. The Board enacted an ordinance approving the rezoning request. Regular Agenda Item Three A – Florida Property Assessed Clean Energy Funding Agency Program The Board was presented an informational briefing on the Florida Property Assessed Clean Energy Funding Agency Program. Regular Agenda Item Three – U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Critical Habitat Designation The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) requests comments on their proposal to designate habitat located in certain coastal counties as critical habitat for the loggerhead sea turtle under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The USFWS is proposing to exclude from the critical habitat designation the beaches in St. Johns counties that are covered under habitat conservation plans (HCP), because the HCPs incorporate measures that provide a benefit for the conservation of the loggerhead sea turtle. The Board authorized the County Administrator to send a letter to the USFWS requesting the exemption of St. Johns County beaches from the designation as critical habitat for the loggerhead sea turtle due to the County’s existing HCP. Regular Agenda Item Four – Appointments to the Arts/Culture/Heritage Funding Panel The Board reappointed Eric Doten and Trudy Wild to the Arts/Culture/Heritage Funding Panel. Regular Agenda Item Five – Appointments to the Culture Resource Review Board The Board reappointed Gerald Eubanks and Nancy Sikes-Kline to the Culture Resource Review Board.

SJCFR to Begin Full-Scale Guarded Beaches This Saturday

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Date: May 22, 2013 Time: 10:00am Subject: Beach Safety St. Johns County Fire Rescue (SJCFR) will officially begin full-scale guarded beaches this Saturday, May 25, 2013.  SJCFR will staff a team of United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) certified beach lifeguards who will begin daily assignments from 10am – 6pm guarding SJC beaches.  Lifeguards will staff […]

Join SJCFR During National EMS Week 2013

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During National Emergency Medical Services Week, we recognize the tremendous role that EMS practitioners make to improve the health in communities across the nation. The around-the-clock dedication to providing emergency care is evident with the statistic that more than 36 million patients were cared for by EMS professionals during the past year. EMS professionals are […]

Landowners – Never Say Die as the Drought Continues

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Drought is not an uncommon issue to deal with in the United States, especially when it comes to Arizona and New Mexico. However, this year the drought has been so intense that helping wildlife and keeping up food crops – as well as native vegetation – has been almost impossible. Making headlines is the Middle […]

How to Train Your Future Hunting Partner


With the springtime comes the planting of food crops as well as a host of other property maintenance issues. But as the crops are planted, the hunter searches for a cute little creature that’s a necessity when heading into the next hunting season. That puppy is essential for some when it comes to almost any […]

The Beauty & Benefits of the Summer Food Plot


  When deer hunting season is over and the camo is put away, another issue is in the forefront of a deer manager’s mind. Now comes to the time to grow plots that will provide the herd with the best food possible in order for them to obtain optimal health. Although supplemental forages are not […]

The Central Park Five DVD Review


The Central Park Five  DVD Review by Kam Williams Headline: Heartbreaking Documentary Revisits Shameful Rush to Judgment Around 9 PM on April 19, 1989, a 28 year-old, female jogger was brutally beaten, sexually assaulted and left for dead in a wooded area of Central Park located off the beaten path. Because she was an investment […]

Still at the Top: The Adirondacks Reign Supreme


When speaking about the many places in this country that hunters, anglers and the general outdoorsmen/women count on to provide the best when it comes to wildlife, it is the Adirondacks that are still making every list that’s accumulated on these subjects. This is no surprise actually; the Adirondack Mountains seem to be a location […]