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By Julie Gabell
Split Rail Village
   There’s nothing small about this Notable Neighbor who specializes in all things miniature and comes up with big ideas. Since early childhood, Kristyn Start has been trying new things. At the age of three she took it upon herself to launch a decorator business when she drew a mural on her mother’s bedroom wall. This early artistic endeavor remained intact for twenty-two years until the room had to be painted in order to sell the house.
   Kristyn was raised in Long Valley, New Jersey and came to Beacon Woods in 1997 when she and her mother moved to Florida. Prior to that, she had distinguished herself by winning many art awards both in high school and college. She comes by her artistic talent naturally, and remembers fondly her “Nana” who would whip out pencil and notepad to draw exciting freehand sketches to amuse Kristyn and her three siblings.
   Though Kristyn had received many honors over the years, she did not initially take aim at the art world for a career. Her first love was dance and her hope was to be a ballerina until she realized she was well ever five feet and growing. Her next love was horse-back riding, a sport in which she excelled, winning many ribbons and trophies until financial realities hit home. “To make a small fortune in the equestrian world, you have to start out with a large one,” she wisely admits.
   Kristyn was destined to be an artist.
   She pulled out all the stops. For the next few years, using her degree in Fine Arts from Morris University, she expanded her childhood fascination with dollhouses. In 2003, now a member of the National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts (NAME), Kristyn went to her first dollhouse convention. This experience opened to her the very real possibility of making a living by designing and creating her own line of dollhouse interiors—a hobby she had pursued for years. She registered for a business license as a professional artist and set up a series of miniature shows. When she saw the market changing, however, she went back to her fine arts roots and began painting miniature portraits. One of these she gave as a gift to Ron Mummert, owner of the largest miniature shop in Florida. He took one look and said,” Kristyn, stop what you’re doing and just paint these.” She did.
   This still wasn’t enough. For years Kristyn had made earrings, bracelets, and necklaces for herself. Eventually, at the encouragement of a friend, she added jewelry designer to her list of accomplishments. She learned about semi-precious and precious stones; studied differences in metals, weights, grades, hardware, and design. She used various aspects of her portfolio such as laser cutting, etching, enameling, hand painting, silk screening, fusion, wirework, and lithograph. Today Kristyn’s work is displayed on her website:
   Despite the challenges of her thriving business, Kristyn manages to use her talents to help others. Applying her professional know-how, she makes one-of-a-kind artisan rosaries, the profits from which are given to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She is active in The Friendship Circle, an organization that lends support to individuals with special needs and their families. She is a member of the band #Praise, a vital part of the permanent music ministry for St. Peter’s church in Trinity.
   In her “free” moments, Kristyn recently launched out in two divergent directions:
She earned certification as a Tea sommelier enabling her to sell a line of organic tea blends on her website.
She began logging hours with the Yoga Alliance with the hope of becoming a certified yogini.
   No matter how you slice it, Kristyn Start is an asset to Beacon Woods. She brings talent, know-how, and energy to whatever she does. In the process she makes our community a better place to live.


Beacon Woods Civic Association, Inc. 
12440 Clocktower Parkway
Bayonet Point, FL 34667


(727) 863-1267
Fax (727) 863-4857

2017 Board of Directors
President - Jim Massey
Vice President - Peggy Weiss
Secretary - Iggy Rodriguez
Treasurer- Ken Smith
Director - John Gearity
Director - Bill Bunting
Director - Bill Wiser
Director - MaryLynn Cultreri
Director - Anthony Perrotta



~ Upcoming Events ~
Mediterranean Villas Workshop
Monday, July 24th, 7pm at Civic Center
To be held in the Conference Room
Architectural Review Committee
Wednesday, July 26th, 10am at Civic Center
To be held in the Patio Room.

PAY DUES ONLINE  (via e-Check or Credit Card - Fees will apply)
Hurricane Disaster Supply Kit  Also see important Hurricane information on the Members Activities Page/CERT
Clip “Box Tops for Education” labels & earn cash for the area schools. 
This program provides equipment for classrooms and playgrounds.  They are found on the following products:  Campbells, General Mills, Pillsbury, Nestle, Yoplait, Ziploc, Hefty, Scott, Cottonelle, Kleenex, Hanes, Betty Crocker, Land O’Lakes, Green Giant and more.  Over 200 brands participate.  You can shop through at Barnes & Noble, jcpenney and Target to earn eBox Tops. Enter bonus box tops sweepstakes online for offers in our area, too.  Please drop off your Box Tops at the Civic Center.
Can Tab Program
Please bring your can tabs to the Civic Center.  We are collecting the tabs to benefit Shriners Hospital for Children.  Although they may be small, the can tabs quickly add up and eventually bring a substantial amount of money each year to support the Shriner's mission to provide expert medical care to children at no cost.  Monies are also used to purchase items for the patients such as arts and crafts.
Clubhouse Hours
In addition to the normal business hours Mon.-Fri. 9AM-5PM, the Clubhouse is also open on Saturdays from 1-4PM.  It is available for dropping off payments, obtaining new homeowner packets, card playing or enjoy a leisure day reading in the free Beacon Woods Lending Library.

Assessments Now Due

The Beacon Woods Maintenance fees are $288.00 per year, $144.00 per 6 months or $72.00 per quarter for each home.

The 3rd Quarter assessments for 2017 are due for July, August and September.  Please check with the Civic Center for your correct balance.

The Administrative Late Fee of $25.00 will automatically be applied to delinquent accounts on the tenth day of the second month of the quarter (for this quarter that date is August 10th).   To avoid this Administrative late fee your payment must be received no later then August 9th.  Please bring or send your ID cards with your payments so they can be updated, as they are necessary for access to the facilities and the Board meetings.

Ambulance Fund Applications                       
Renewals and New memberships for August 1, 2017 thru July 31, 2018.  $10/person pays $100/emergency ambulance usage.  Click here for Ambulance Fund Application

Additional information: (please click)

2008 Long Range Planning Committee Report

Garage Sale Info