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Title: The Beaches leader
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Language: English
Publisher: Beaches Leader
Place of Publication: Jacksonville Beach Fla
Publication Date: January 3, 2007
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Midweek Edition January 3, 2007

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Vol. 44, No. 56

at the pier


Serving the communities of Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Mayport and Ponte Vedra Beach since 1963

Meeting is

reset on


A special meeting will be held
Tuesday to discuss the Special
Magistrate's recommendation
regarding a proposed Wal-Mart
in Neptune Beach.
The meeting was to have been
held this week, but was reset to
Tuesday at 6 p.m. in City Hall
council chambers, 116 First St.
The meeting is open to all.
To date, the city has denied a
proposed Wal-Mart at 630
Atlantic Boulevard. A mediator,
Carlos Alvarez, listened to testi-
mony in an effort'to find a solu-
tion to satisfy both sides and
avoid a lawsuit.
In a preliminary recommen-
dation published last week, he
concluded that the proposed
Wal-Mart does meet the traffic
requirements, but said he had
additional questions about the
building's design and whether it
was in keeping with the city's
building design style.

Fall, 2007:

ICW drawbridge

waits to end in JB

Participants head from the beach to the ocean during Monday morning's Polar Plunge near the
Seawalk Pavilion to commemorate. New Year's Day. More than 200 participants took the plunge.

Tyler Strickland and Sam Legett help with installing signs at Huguenot Lagoon. Boy Scout Troop
37 and the Watershed Action Volunteers of the St. Johns River Water Management District assist-
ed the city of Jacksonville Beach with the installation of watershed protection signs at Huguenot
Lagoon and the 12th Avenue South. stormwater pond. The signs encourage residents to help
protect environmentally sensitive waters by picking up trash and animal waste and not disturbing
shoreline vegetation.

Financial aid
info for seniors
free at FHS
Seniors and their parents
are invited to attend the
annual "Financial Aid Night"
hosted by Fletcher High
School's guidance department
at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23
in the school's auditorium.
A guest speaker,an expert on
the "Free Application for
Federal Student Aid" (FAFSA),
and post-secondary financial
aid, will be presenting infor-
On Jan. 29 and 30, seniors
will be scheduled during the
school days to meet in small
groups with trained volun-
teers from the county's
"Beacon" program
The meetings will offer stu-
dents an opportunity to
receive additional financial
aid information, ask ques-
tions, and receive more post-
secondary direction.
The Jan. 23 meeting is open
to all seniors and their par-
The program is being coor-
dinated by Fletcher High
School's guidance counselors.


of Beach

Blvd. work is

on schedule

As 2006 drew to a close, the
telltale signs of an extensive
road widening and bridge
replacement project along a
portion of Beach Boulevard
were hard to miss.
Heavy equipment mobilized
in the construction area from
San Pablo Road east to Penman
Road North in Jacksonville
Beach which will be widened to
six lanes. Blue signs beckon
motorists to the restaurants,
offices and other businesses
located within the project
Two concrete piers illustrat-
ing the height of the new fixed
span bridge that will replace
the existing McCormick draw-
bridge also sprouted amid the
construction chaos while a con-
siderable amount of work relat-
ed to the road improvements is
also underway below ground.
This year, project coordinator
Wendy NlMrrow of JIT, said Lh1w
$65 million project is expected
to progress on schedule.
Construction of the north
span of the new 'high level
bridge will continue over the'
next 18 months. Work is under-
way on the west approach and
will begin soon on the east
"The progress on the west
approach to the north bridge is
much easier, for the traveling
public to notice," Morrow said

Tuesday. "Pier's 6 and 7 have
been completed on the North
Bridge and the Pier 5 cap form
is nearly ready for concrete."
Construction of the south
span will begin once the north
bridge is completed and the
existing bridge is demolished.
Morrow said the North
Bridge should be open to traffic
in Fall, 2007. Both spans are
expected to be complete by
summer, 2009.
Once the construction of the
north span is complete,
Morrow said traffic will be
diverted to that span, thus alle-
viating the need to wait for the
"People won't have to wait
for the completion of the entire
project to reap the benefits,"
she said.
A new Northwest access road
embankment is in place and
will meet with the new
Southwest access road to pro-
vide motorists with the ability
to travel underneath the west-
ern portion of the bridges as
they do on the east access road.
East of the Intracoastal
Waterway, crews are working to
upgrade the majority of the
potable water and sanitary
sewer infrastructure to accom-
modate the widening project.
A new storm sewer system is
also being installed approxi-
mately 13 feet below the sur-
face of the Beach Boulevard
right of way from the
Adventure Landing entrance to
the eastern property boundary
to get under the new storm
drain and provide a much
higher treatment capacity.
JTA officials issued the notice
to proceed to begin the widen-
ing project last month. The
project will take three years to

Corporate fitness plan proves popular

The holidays are over and
many are resolving to work at
shedding a "few extra pounds.
Many employees at one
Jacksonville Beach-based com-
pany began that work months
PPR Chief Executive Officer
Dwight Cooper launched a
health program in August to
help employees improve
lifestyle habits.
"We wanted them to have
some work/life balance and we
thought this was a great way to
do it," Cooper said.
PPR specializes in health-care
staffing and enlisted
Brooks Rehabilitation to help.
Coaches were assigned to work
with employees on their fitness
and eating habits. The program
began with a body-age assess-
ment, which measured heart
rate, flexibility, body weight,
strength and body fat to deter-
mine areas that needed improv-

ing, Cooper said.
The program was voluntary
for employees, who had to pay a
small percentage of the, cost.
Brooks told Cooper to only
anticipate 25 to 30 percent
employee participation.
However, 65 percent of the
employees signed up, Cooper
Participants were divided into
eight groups, with a health
coach assigned to each. The
groups competed against one
another and earned points for
engaging in different activities.
Part of the program allowed
employees access to Brooks'
gym, where they could attend a
variety of classes, including
spinning, water aerobics, yoga
and pilates. Each class allowed
members to earn team points.
"I went to spinning, which I
hate, but now I love it," said
four-year employee Kim Raker,
whose group came in first place.
"We just tried to experience dif-
ferent things."

Employees were encouraged
to exercise during work days.
Cooper allowed them to main-
tain a flexible schedule and as
long as they worked a 40-hour
week, they could exercise during
business hours, he said.
Each team member was
responsible for the other ones,"
said Andy Manning, who
dropped his body-age by five
years. Employees would
encourage each other to work
out on their lunch breaks or go
for walks on the beach, he said.
"It was very motivating," he
said, adding that the friendships
and camaraderie in the office
grew. Groups met with their
coaches weekly to discuss differ-
ent health topics, for example,
stress and eating out. They were
also weighed weekly.
"While it's not fun, it' certain-
ly holds you accountable," said
Raker, who lost 17 pounds while
in the program.

Crews work on one of the concrete piers of the new Beach
Boulevard Bridge under construction in Jacksonville Beach. The
pier is part of the bridge's new north span which will open to
traffic in Fall, 2007. Construction of the south span will begin
once the north span is complete and the existing drawbridge is

Teen finds transient

asleep in her car

A teenage girl was startled to
find an unexpected passenger
in her backseat after returning
to her car just before 9 p.m. last
week in Jacksonville Beach.
Police responding to a report
of a suspicious person in the
200 block of 1st Street North
found an elderly homeless man
sleeping in the backseat of the
17-year-old girl's vehicle.
Roscoe Lee Creekbaum, 75, a
transient, was arrested Dec. 28
and charged with burglary and

conveyance of an unoccupied
The girl told police that she
returned to her car at approxi-
mately 8:55 p.m. to find a
strange man asleep in her car.
There was nothing missing
from the vehicle but a pile of
ashes and several burns were
observed on the back floor-
The victim told police that
she did not smoke. The dam-
age to the floorboard was esti-
mated at $100.

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Jax Beach
police offering
free bicycle
to speed return
in event of theft

Bicycle registration is
available between 8 a.m. and
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and 4
p.m. every Friday at the
Jacksonville Beach Police
The crime prevention
service is free and is provid-
ed to the community to help
expedite the return of lost or
stolen bikes to their owners.
The police headquarters is
located at 101 Penman Road
Call 247-4044 for informa-


The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader

January 3, 2007

Published Wednesday and Friday.
1114 Beach Boulevard
(P.O. Box 50129 for correspondence)
Jacksonville, Florida 32240
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High: 67 Low: 61

Partly Cloudy
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Few Showers
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Mostly Cloudy
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Partly Cloudy
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Day High Low
Monday 75 61
Tuesday 59 39
Wednesday 58 36
Thursday 67 34
Friday 74 51
Saturday 78 61
Sunday 80 61


Rainfall for the week ............................1.64"
Normal Rainfall for the Week* ............0.68"
Departure from Normal for the Week ..+0.96"

Rainfall for 2006 ............................ 37.38"
Normal Rainfall 2006* ..............52.46"
Departure from Normal for 2006 ...-15.08"
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For the Kids

School does not resume in
Duval County until Monday,
Jan. 8, leaving thousands of
students with plenty of time.
Below are some of the activi-
ties available to children dur-
ing the winter holiday.


*Cheer for the Holidays, for
kindergarten through 6th
grade, runs from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. through Jan. 5 at
Infinity Allstars, .510-1
Mayport Road, 'i tlafic
Beach. Activities include tum-
bling, arts and crafts, cheer
and dance, and games.
Participants need to bring a
lunch. The cost is $80. After-
hours care is available from 5
p.m. to 6 p.m. for $10 per
hour. For information, call

*Skatelab Winter Camp will
be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
through Jan. 5 at Skatelab
Indoor Skatepark and
Museum, 270 Mayport Road,
Atlantic Beach. The camp, for
ages 6 and up, includes skate-
board training with Skatelab
team riders and instructors,
breakfast and drink, games,
skate contests and admission
for the week after camp. The
cost is $80. Call 904-249-2529
-for information.

*'Lunch & A Movie' Winter
Holiday Camp at ArtLife
Studios will be held Jan. 3-5.
The hours are 10 a.m. to 12
p.m. for ages 5 to 7 and 12
p.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 7 to
12. The cost is $20 per day,
with discounts for ArtLife
Camp activities include
movies and movie trivia, act-
ing and improve games, prizes
and Q&As with film profes-
sionals. Children need to
bring their own lunch.
ArtLife Studios is at 510
Mayport Road, Atlantic
Beach. For information, call

*Kids Camps at MOSH fea-
tures a three-day winter camp
Jan. 3-5. Camp topics, for
kindergartners through sixth
graders, will include "Sleigh
Bell Science" and "Polar
Explorers." The camp will run
from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with
before- and after-care avail-
able. The number to call is
396-MOSH(6674), ext. 230.

*Creation Stations at
MOCA Jacksonville (formerly
JMOMA). invites children ages
5-12 to participate in a back-
to-school, one-day art camp
from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Jan. 6. As the winter break
wraps up, children will have
the opportunity to visit sta-
tions featuring multimedia
art-making activities. The cost
is $20 for members and $25
for non-members.
For information, call
MOCA Jacksonville's
Education Department at
366-6911, ext. 207.

*Classes & Programs for
Children at the Cummer
offers A Day in Ancient Egypt:
One-Day School Holiday
Camps from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jan. 15 and Feb. 19. Children
ages 6 to 12 celebrate a school
holiday with art, gardens,
education and fun. The day
includes an interactive tour of
"Temples and Tombs:
Treasures .of Egyptian Art
from the British Museum,"
plus art-making activities. Bag
lunches should be brought.
,The-,,,er-day price is ,$50 for
,members and $70 for non-
For information or to regis-
ter, call 904-355-0630.

*ArtLife Studios offers
Drop-In Fridays-Theatre
Games Friday afternoons
from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Kids ages 7-12 years will be
able to let their imagination
run wild during the high-
energy playtime. Parents
must sign a waiver for chil-
dren to participate.
Donations only, suggested
amount $5. ArtLife is located
at 510 Mayport Road, Atlantic
Beach, just off Atlantic
Boulevard, two blocks north
of SkateLab, at 5th Street. For
information, call 247-8337.

*Beaches Branch of the
Jacksonville Public Library,
600 Third St., Neptune Beach,
has children's activities. Call
241-1141 and press 4 for chil-
dren's activities and 5 for the
reference desk.

*Carver Community
Center, 738 4th Ave. S.,
Jacksonville Beach, has many
activities for kids, including
karate, tutoring and games.

*Cummer Museum of Art &
Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave.,
Jacksonville, 904-355-0630.
-Drop-In Art in the
Afternoon, for ages 4 to 8, is
held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday. Activity is based on
the national Start With The
Arts program. Each week,
children explore the galleries
or gardens and experiment
with a different art process.
There is no pre-registration;
early arrival is encouraged as
class size is limited. The cost

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. .' I '-J' L 'l= 1 .Photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Bryan Bennett, from left, Kyle Griggs, J.P. Ashton and Chase Dubin are among the youngsters
who took part in a two-week Christmas Sports Camp, sponsored by St. Paul's Catholic Church
and run by Tommy Hulihan, which wrapped up each Friday at Beach Bowl in Jacksonville Beach.

is $5 for members, $7 for
-Art Adventures on
Saturday, for ages 6 to 12,
offers classes in painting,
printmaking, collage and
construction with changing
themes. One or all classes,
which are held from 10 a.m.
to noon, may be signed up
for. The cost is $10 per class
for members, $15 for non-
-Art for Two, for ages 3 to
5, runs from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday and offers parents
a fun-filled hour with their
child in a class based on the
Start With The Arts program.
The class provides an infusion
of art, movement, literature
and music to help channel
children's interests into the
development of new skills.
Pre-registration is required.
The cost.for members is $10
per pair per class, for non-
members $15 per pair, per

*Heartsong offers
Kindermusik and playday
classes Tuesday to Saturday in
Jacksonville Beach and Ponte
Vedra Beach for children from
birth to age 7. For
Kindermusik, a music and
movement program for all
ages, children are divided by
age group. Playday is for
walkers to 26 months old and
includes parachute play,
climbing and musical activi-
ties. Preschool children and
up attend without parents.
One trial class is free. Call
249-3828 for information.

*Mini MOCA Masters:

Saturday classes for children
ages 8 to 12 will incorporate
components of art history,
touring the museum's collec-
tions, literacy and an art-mak-
ing activity. Session One,
with focus on drawing and
painting, runs from Jan. 13 to
Feb. 24. Session Two will be
held from March 10 to April
21, with focus on wearable
Times for each session are
the same; 6-8-year-olds will
be in class from 11:15 a.m. to
12:45 p.m. and 9-12-year-olds
from 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
There's a 15-student maxi-
mum for each class, a 10-stu-
dent minimum for the class
to be held. Sign-ups must be
made at least one week prior
to the first class. Tuition,
which is $95, must be paid in
full at sign up and is nonre-
All classes will be held in
the fifth floor educational
workshop studios and be
taught by the Museum
Educator. For information,
call 904-366-6911.

*Mothers of Pre-Schoolers
(MOPS), support groups for

moms of children ages 5 or
younger, meet as follows:
-Christ the Redeemer
Church, 190 S. Roscoe Blvd.,
Ponte Vedra.Beach, 7:30 p.m.
to 9 p.m. the third Monday of
the month or 9 a.m. to 11
a.m. the third Thursday of
each month (285-8009).
-Mayport Naval Station
chapel, 9:15 a.m. the first and
third Tuesdays of the month
-Ponte Vedra Presbyterian
Church, 4510 Palm Valley
Road, Ponte Vedra Beach,
9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the
second and fourth Monday of
the month (285-8225).

*Winston Family YMCA, on
Landrum Lane, next to
Landrum Middle School in
Ponte Vedra Beach, has a
heated swimming pool and
offers swimming lessons and
family swim times. The
YMCA features a teen room
and occasional organized
activities for youth. The cen-
ter also has classes for chil-
dren and youth.
YMCA membership details
are available by calling 543-

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available for public inspection at
each department's offices.

Geoffrey Hinton Harpster, 24,
of Neptune Beach was arrested
Dec. 28 and charged with two
counts of possession and sale of
a controlled substance in the
500 block of Myra Street,
according to a police report. The
Jacksonville Beach Community
Response Team working in
mutual cooperation with the
Neptune Beach Police
Department conducted two
controlled drug buys on Sept. 13
and Dec. 19. A suspect sold an
unknown volume of cocaine to
undercover officers during each
of the buys, police said. Police
obtained a warrant and located
Harpster at a home in
Jacksonville, police said.

Petit theft was reported Dec.
28 in the 300 block of 17th
Avenue North. A cordless
Dewalt drill with the initials
"D.H." on the bottom was
stolen from a construction site.
The tool was removed from an
unlocked room on the property.
Loss is $200.
* *

Burglary to a business was
reported Dec. 28 in the 200
block of 1st Avenue North. A
concrete tool valued at $1,800
was stolen from a construction

Auto burglary was reported
Dec. 28 in the first block of 15th
Avenue South. A purse contain-
ing $10 cash was stolen from
the vehicle at approximately 2
p.m. while it was parked at the
beach end zone. An unknown
suspect smashed the front pas-
senger window to gain access to
the vehicle.

Auto burglary was reported
Dec. 28 in the first block of 15th
Avenue South. An IPod, a PSP
video game system and two
purses were stolen from the
vehicle at approximately 2 p.m.
while it was parked at the beach
end zone. An unknown suspect
smashed the rear passenger win-
dow to gain access to the vehi-
,le. The totalloss is $1,740.

Residential burglary was
reported Dec. 28 in the first
block of Tallwood Road. A green
Key West Mango beach cruiser
valued at $235 was stolen from
the garage of the home.

Grand theft was reported Dec.
28 in the 1000 block of 1st Street
S. A power-actuated nail gun
valued at $400 was stolen from a
construction site. A member of
the crew told police. he laid the
tool down and went to lunch. It
was missing when he returned
to the job site.

A 37-year-old transient was
arrested Dec. 28 and charged
with aggressive solicitation and
panhandling and disorderly
-intoxication in the 100 block of

Boardwalk North. The man
approached several people in
the area including a family with
a small child for money and
became verbally abusive when
they refused his request, police
* *
A 21-year-old transient was
arrested Dec. 28 and charged
with disorderly intoxication
after a passing motorist found
him laying in the middle of the
road in the 4100 block of Ponte
Vedra Boulevard. The driver
called 911 at 8:48 p.m. after he
nearly struck the man with his
vehicle. He dragged the man to
the side of the road to make sure
he wasn't hit by another car.
Rescue personnel did not find
any injuries. The homeless man
told police that someone stole
his wallet and he had no place
to go. He was unable to stand or
walk without assistance, police

Criminal mischief was report-
ed Dec. 28 in the 700 block of
4th Avenue South. An unknown
suspect smashed a window of an
apartment. Damage was esti-
mated at $50.
* *
Steven Denis Koslow, 52, of
Jacksonville was arrested Dec.
28 and charged with driving
with a suspended or revoked
license as a habitual traffic
offender in the 1400 block of
Beach Boulevard, according to a
police report. Police discovered
his status after initiating a traffic
stop for exceeding the posted
speed limit.


Grand theft was reported on
Jan. 2 in the 1100 block of
Seagate Avenue, according to a
police report. The victim told
police that the previous evening
the suspect and a friend came to
her apartment, where she pro-
vided a meal for them. Later
that evening she could not find
her car keys and when she
looked outside, her car was
missing, according to the report.
On Jan. 2, an officer observed
the stolen vehicle traveling from
the Mayport Road overpass. He
conducted a traffic stop and
arrested the suspect, who was a
juvenile, according to the

Burglary was reported on Dec.
31 in the 1400 block of Atlantic
Boulevard, according to a police
report. The victim went to a
friend's rented hotel room and
placed her purse in a nightstand
before going out for the
evening. Her friend checked out
the next morning and the vic-
tim said she realized that she
had left her purse in the room.
She contacted hotel personnel
to retrieve her purse, but they
could not locate it, according to
the report.

Fraudulent use of personal
identity information was report-
ed on Dec. 29 in the 1300 block
of Neptune Grove Drive E.,
according to a police report.
The fraud department at the vic-
tim's bank left a message on her
answering machine questioning
if she applied for a credit card
and requested it to be sent to an


apartment building in
Jacksonville. When the victim
contacted the bank, she was told
that an unknown person
applied for a credit card using
her name, date of birth and
social security number, accord-
ing to the report.

Battery was reported on Dec.
28 in the 400 block of South
Street, according to a police
report. The victim told police
that she was verbally threat-
* *

Burglary was reported on Dec.
18 in the 800 block of Ocean
Boulevard, according to a police
report. The victim told police
that her bicycle was stolen from
underneath the eave of her
front, door, according to the

Burglary was reported on Dec.
19 in the 1800 block of Sevilla
Boulevard, according to a police
report. The victim returned to
her residence from shopping
and left her purse in the vehicle
while unloading the items. She
also ate lunch before she
returned to her vehicle to close
her doors and secure it. When
she returned to her vehicle
approximately 20 minutes later,
her purse was missing, accord-
ing to the report.
* *
Grand theft of an automobile
was reported on Dec. 20 at the
intersection of 10th Street and
Ocean Boulevard, according to a
police report. On-star reported
that a vehicle was stolen in
Jacksonville Beach and was sta-
tionary in Atlantic Beach,
according to the report. An offi-
cer observed the vehicle parked
and unattended at an apartment
building. The registered owner
was contacted and arrived to
take possession of the vehicle,
according to the report.
* *
Grand theft was reported on
Dec. 26 in the 1900 block of
Beach Avenue, according to a
police report. The victim told
police she was missing three
pieces of jewelry from her mas-
ter bathroom. She last saw the
jewelry on Dec. 7. On Dec. 22,
she went to get a ring and dis-
covered three items missing.
She could not locate the jewelry
anywhere else in her house and
told police that several workers
had been there for various tasks,
according to the report.

Burglary was reported on Dec.
26 in the 70 block of Coral
Street, according to a police
report. The victim left his vehi-
cle unlocked on Dec. 19. The
next morning the victim dis-
covered that his vehicle had
been burglarized. The glove box
and center console had been
rifled through and the victim's
visa credit card, debit card and a
membership card were missing.
The victim told police that his
credit card had been used twice
since the burglary, according to
the report.

No new reports.

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Donner Park programs draw

praise from parents, participants

As a little girl, Vashawna
Thomas was constantly engaged
in activities at Atlantic Beach's
Donner Park Community
Center. Today, the 21-year-old,
Thomas is a student at the
University of North Florida and
credits the time she spent at the
center for preparing her to suc-
ceed in today's society.
"The various activities and
sport programs held at the
Donner Park Community
Center helped me to develop
determinism, stay focused on
my school work, and set my
goals in life," Thomas said.
She is one of many people
who have taken advantage of
the opportunities provided by
the Donner Park Community
Center. .
Donner Park Community
Center is located in the Marsh
Oaks area and it consists of over
five acres of parkland. Donner
Park has a full basketball court, a
softball field, a large sanded
playground area, and a
Community Center. The park is
shaded by giant oak and pecan
trees and is home 'to many of
the city's community activities.
The community center has
many activities that people can
join on a daily basis, sucl as a 4-
H Club, basketball' league's,
cheerleading, homework assis-
tance, tutoring, senior activities,
and a GED-assistance program.
For more information on activi-
ty dates or events contact the
community center at 904-247-
The community center was
' established in 1992, when
Atlantic Beach Police Chief
David Thompson received a
grant from city government.
According to Thompson, he
wanted to set up a community
center in the neighborhood so
children would have some-
where to go after school to stay
out of trouble.
With the grant money, he
rented a double-wide trailer and
put it it in an open field in
Donner Park. He also used some
of the grant to get equipment
for the center.



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There are many recreational offerings at the Donner Center.

Over the years, the communi-
ty center has sponsored various
activities in Donner Park.
During one of those events,
the city commissioners attended
and subsequently decided to
authorize the land nearby and
construct a new building, which
was completed in 1997.
To this day, the community
center is a place where children
can go after school to get caught
up on homework and to be
involved with the activities that
are held throughout the year.
Gail Baker has been the activ-
'es coordiiatOr ot the commu-
nity center for more than 14
years. According to Timmy
Johnson, the director of parks
and recreation for the City of
Atlantic Beach, she does an
excellent job of running the
community center and creating
new programs for people of all
She also helps people at the
community center on a daily
basis, by providing them with
tutors and guiding people with
advice that they can use to make
good decisions throughout their
daily lives, he said.
"I stayed at the community
center for so long because it was
more to me than just a building,
it was like my second home,"
Baker said. "I would love to stay
as the activities coordinator for
many more years because I
enjoy helping people and I

watched children grow from
kids to young adults."
The most rewarding part
about her job as the activities
coordinator, she said, is under-
taking charity work for the com-
munity. This include things
such as providing Thanksgiving
baskets, organizing Christmas
drives, and helping people who
are less fortunate.
Donner Park Community
Center teams have won many
tournaments and awards .over
the years. The community ,cen-
ter won, ,first-place .trophies. m
sports such as kickball, flag foot-
ball, basketball, softball and
cheerleading. In addition, the
children at the center have won
spelling bees and brain brawl
tournaments against children
'from other community centers
in Jacksonville.
Natasha Smith is only one of
the many parents who praise
what the community center has
done for the neighborhood.
"I think the community cen-
ter is a great place for my chil-
dren to get their homework
done and to meet other kids,"
Smith said. "I also appreciate
how the community center
brings the best out of people in
the neighborhood and there
need to be more places like this
throughout the city of

Clarke is a UNF student.

Police seek help in finding suspect

Jacksonville Beach Police
detectives are seeking the pub-
lic's help to identify suspects
wanted for questioning in an'
auto burglary in December.
The suspects stole a Glock .40
caliber semiautomatic pistol val-
ued at $50 from a fanny pack
under the seat of a vehicle in the
1300 block of Pinewood Road.

Several credit cards and a $50
gift card were also taken from
the victim's vehicle.
Surveillance footage shows
the suspects attempting to use
one of the stolen credit cards to
purchase a carton of cigarettes at
10:30 a.m. Dec. 9 at a Kwik Trip
convenience store.
The store clerk denied the
purchase because he recognized


Cont. from A-1
Cooper, who used to coach
college basketball, also
instructed a boot camp class
once a week on the beach.
"This was my favorite part,"
said Cooper, speaking about
the program. Every week, he
instructed different routines,
incorporating stretching, line
drills and station work, where
you could jump rope or use
dumbbells, he said.
"He's always been very
proactive with the employees,"
Manning said, referring to
Cooper's work ethic.
The program also placed a
strong focus on a healthy diet
and lifestyle.
For example, employees
attended lunch and learns, in
which Brooks' coaches educat-
ed them on a new topic about
health and exercise each week.
"Everyone got so much bet-
ter educated on how to take
care of themselves," Cooper
One employee even quit
smoking after 33 years, Cooper

To encourage healthier eat-
ing, the company also set up a
hospitality room with healthy
snacks for employees who were
involved in the program,
Cooper said.
The program had such a
high success rate that the com-
pany plans to continue some-
thing similar each year, he said.
"It exceeded our expecta-
tions," he said,
He said healthier employees
could translate into savings on
health insurance.

the name of the person on the
card and realized it was stolen.
Persons with information
regarding the suspects or the
incident are asked to contact the
Jacksonville Beach Police Sgt.
Jose Medina or Det. Paul
Watkins at 270-1667.


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January 3, 2007


Resolve to be neighborly

To the editor:
It is the time of year when
many folks get the urge to stop
and consider their lives; start
the new year fresh with a firm
resolution to change some-
thing in a positive way. Just in
case you haven't thought
about it, I have a few resolu-
tions that many folks ought to
1. It sure would be nice if
the folks who live at the Beach
would all resolve to be a bit
more considerate about park-
ing. Life is more informal
down here and it may come as
a surprise to many to learn that
the Beach does not have park-
ing lanes on the streets and
avenues of our community! So
every time our guests park in
the street in front of our
homes, they are actually in the
drivers' right-of-way. When
two large vehicles park in the
street across from each other,
there isn't room for another
large vehicle to pass between;
those folks have to go around
the block to get off their own
street. When a guest parks the
wrong way for the lane direc-
tion within 4 feet of a stop
sign, a driver must stop in the
wrong lane. People don't
expect someone to be sitting in
the wrong lane at a stop sign;
I've seen a few near misses
when someone else was trying
to turn in to a street with a
parked vehicle in front of the
stop sign and a driver sitting in
the wrong lane. Some guests
try to get up in the homeown-
er's yard but must not be good
parkers because the rear half of
their vehicles poke out in the
road, consuming the drivers'
right-of-way. Poor parking
manners make it needlessly
difficult to navigate. How
about a firm resolution to look
at your guests vehicles to make
sure they are parked as far off
the street as possible? My
guests don't seem to mind,
especially when I tell them I
sure would hate to see their car
get scratched or banged up by
someone trying to drive down
2. It sure would be nice if
the recycle and garbage pickup
up people would resolve to
leave the trash cans and recy-
cle bins in the yards where
they picked them up and not
in the street or in the middle of
the driveway where the home-

owners need to park. I don't
expect the bid contractor to
make a New Year's resolution
to do that but I bet if the City
resolved to fine them 2.00 for
every can left out in the street
we'd see some improvement.
3. It sure would be nice if
the bicycle riders would
resolve to follow the rules of
the road when they ride. It is
my understanding that bicy-
cles are supposed to follow the
same rules as cars travel in the
same direction; stop at all stop
signs; indicate by some sort of
signal their intention to
change lanes, turn, cross the
street; and ride single-file, just
like the cars drive. And for
those who ride their bikes on
the sidewalks, how about some
sort of warning to the pedestri-
ans when they shoot past
them? Especially older people
who might not hear the bike
4. It sure would be nice if
the increasing number of folks
who walk their dogs around
the streets and avenues of our
community would all resolve
to' be more diligent about
pooper-scooper rules. Nothing
more irritating than a run out
to your mailbox in your slip-
pers, not noticing that pile of
poop at the edge of your yard.
I thought the Beach had some
sort of ordinance that made
scooping mandatory but I
could be wrong there, from the
looks of things in our neigh-
borhood. Maybe a personal
resolution would do it.
5. It sure would be nice if
the young party people would
all resolve to voluntarily turn
down the music at around 9 or
10 pm in these quiet little
neighborhoods. It may come
as a surprise to the young peo-
ple, but not everyone who
lives at the Beach is young and
wanting to party. Some of us
are old, been here for 30 years,
and need to go to sleep much
earlier than the young folks.
To sum up, in a small com-
munity with a steadily increas-
ing population, it -becomes a
necessity to use good: manners
and to have some considera-
tion for the other people who
live on your street. How nice it
would be if we could all resolve
to be better in that area in the
coming year.

Karen B. O'Neill

I still enjoy a PB&J sandwich

- just without the peanut butter

bout five years ago my
face started breaking
out like a teenager.
Cleansers and creams were
prescribed but I still looked
like an upper demographic
poster child for Clearasil. A
few. months back I saw
Doctor Houston, a dermatolo-
. gist. "Hoyle I believe your
problem is due 'to an allergy,
probably a food or drink that
you consume almost daily."
I told the doctor that I
always had wheat toast,
orange or grapefruit juice,
chicken or fish and coffee!
"Tell you what, if I'm allergic
to coffee, then Houston,
we've got a problem!" He told
me I could continue my
addiction to caffeine, because
itwas more likely 1 .ws hay-
ing a reaction to the wheat. I
asked. my Doctor if white
bread was right for me. He
wanted to see me again in one
Next visit with ol' Doc
Houston showed no improve-
ment. "Excuse me for being
nosy Hoyle, but what's that
sticking out of your shirt
Fumbling around in my
pocket I smiled, and said. "Oh,
you mean these peanuts. I
always have a bag or two for
my mid morning snack! Look
at this, low in carbs and high
in protein! Plus I love them,
always have! I also keep some
salted in the shell peanuts at
home that I snack on in the
The doctor held out his
hand, "Give me the peanuts
Hoyle, I think we found your
allergy! Lay off of them for

#27.~- A


one week, then I want to see
your face again, hopefully
cleared up."
Gripping what was shaping
up to be my last bag of
peanuts I protested, "But Doc,
I've been eating these since I
was a toddler! My first three
words were Mommy, Daddy
and Planters!"
Doc Houston patiently
explained to me how allergies
can come after years of con-
suming something. I handed
him my snack and turned to
leave with what I felt would
be good news and bad news.
We had discovered why I was
complexion challenged and
the culprit was... "Wait a
minute Doctor, does this
mean peanut butter too?" He
responded with the most evil
nod I had ever seen!
The allergy was indeed
peanuts and my complexion
cleared up completely. I'd
like to tell you that the face of
a recovering peanutaholic
lived happily ever after, but I
can't! In early December my

current and final wife,
Dianne, came home from
work. "Oh Hoyle, you went
back on peanuts didn't you?
You fell off the wagon after all
these months!"
I was prepared for this lov-
ing intervention so I handed
over the bag I had been
snacking from. -"But Hoyle,
these are all natural kettle
cooked potato chips. Don't
tell me you had a reaction to
potatoes! Look, these are
organically grown, with light
salt added and cooked in
pure....pure peanut oil!"
Dianne went to the pantry
and pulled out the new pret-
zels I'd bought. They were
prepared on the same equip-

cdi.oyYered our c u pboaid was
an unintentional haven for
products with peanut warn-
ings The dark chocolate cov-
ered espresso beans that I had
been munching on since
Thanksgiving were "flavor
intensified" with peanuts!
About five days later I was
totally cleared up again. I
now read the ingredients
label on everything from
condiments like mustard to
soups and frozen dinners.
I've found peanuts in flavored
pop corn, breakfast bars,
crackers and salad dressings. I
also have to inquire at restau-
rants about what their dishes
are cooked in or with.
I'll tell you what, living in
Georgia and being allergic to
Peanuts is like living in New
York City and being allergic
to rude people! In either situ-
ation, you just can't get away
from them.

Love learning more about Egypt

Antiquities can be allur-
ing to young people,
judging from the
Cummer Museum's Egyptian
exhibit and the Beaches
schools outreach program
tied in with it. I reckon the
museum and our schools
couldn't have picked a more
fascinating. civilization to
study.- -The displays and the
schools' involvement was the
subject of an article in the
Leader issue of December 29.
Indeedy, I'll bet the kids
who probed it will stay spell-
bound by the ancient culture,
as I have, even though there
were no skateboards and
MTV. Some youngsters could
end up in Egypt on a future
vacation, exploring the pyra-
mids and the Sphinx on loca-
tion and asking themselves in
wonderment, "Am I really
here?" However, Beaches
folks going there should note
a crucial caveat.
The U.S. State Department's
Consular Information Sheet
(on the Internet at contains
much recommended reading,
including this warning:
"Driving in Egypt, a country
with one of the highest inci-
dences of road fatalities per
miles driven in the world, is a



challenge... .Any visiting
Americans thinking about
driving in Cairo should care-
fully consider the options,
take the utmost precautions,
and drive defensively."
Unfortunately, Egyptian
taxis can be scary. At Cairo, I
had a driver who should have
been a jet jockey in Egypt's air
force. If I'd had a parachute, I
might have bailed out. Better
to use transportation con-
nected to a hotel or tour com-
Next, some advice appar-
ently not issued by our gov-
ernment: how to get on and
stay on a camel. Unwary U.S.

tourists can make an
unscheduled flight without a
plane ticket if they aren't
careful. Since the "seated"
animal's back end rises first,
the rider should lean back to
avoid being launched over its
head. Then, when the front
end comes up, the potential
human cannon ball should
lean forward to keep from fly-
ing backward. Hey, you could
walk (or limp) a mile (or 20)
without a camel!
Another "don't'!: Do not
accept an invitation to climb
or, more precisely, crawl, up a
pitch-dark, cramped tunnel in
the middle pyramid at Giza,
especially if you aren't athlet-
ic or are claustrophobic. It's
only fit for bats, and any
human who knowingly ven-
tures in there IS bats.
Regretfully, I wasn't fore-
In The British Museum,
source of the ancient art treas-
ures in the Cummer exhibit, I
was happy to see evidence
that antiquities addicts can
also have a sense of humor.
Scrawled on the wall was the
following (fake) message:
"King Tut, please call your

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don't have comments about
Michael Jackson, but I asked
David Cannon about the
"No," he said, "you can't
compare him with Michael
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Jimmy Baron, a former co-
host at 99X, a radio sta-
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on James Brown's life in an
Atlanta newspaper last week.
He wrote:
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Jackson, who has never been
found guilty of one charge
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Brown, who was arrested on
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ple who did:
David Cannon, Brown's
business manager for 22
years, of Barnwell, S.C., where
the singer was born in 1933:
"He was generous and had a
big heart, and that was proba-
bly his biggest downfall, as far
as giving everything he had
\away. He wasn't An angel.
None of us are. But you won't
find many people who are as
generous as he was."
One time in Los Angeles,
Cannon said, he and Brown
were walking along the street
when they met a blind man.
Brown opened his wallet and
pulled out a hundred dollars.
"He looked at me and said,
'You match that and give it to
him.' He just did things like
Brown, Cannon said,
"helped folks around the
world. I have traveled with
him too many times and seen
what he's done around the
world that people don't even
know anything about."
Colonel Joe H. Zorn, retired
game warden in Barnwell,
S.C.: James Brown certainly
was not a conceited man, he
said. "He was just a common
man. You'd never know. he
had a penny, and he worked
hard at what he did."
When Brown came to
Barnwell, he always visited
Zorn and even offered him a
job as a bodyguard. "But I did-
n't want to travel 'that much,"
Zorn said.
Brown was a humble man
who didn't forget his friends,
Zorn said. "He was a real gen-
Ross Willis, news editor of
The Toccoa Record in Toccoa,
Ga.: Willis was sitting at
home one Saturday in January
2004 when the phone rang:
"This is James Brown," the'
caller said.
"James Brown who?" Willis
Yes, it was the Godfather of
Soul himself, in town to
attend the funeral of Sylvester
Keels, a member of Brown's
first band. A friend of Willis'
had asked the singer if he
would consent to an inter-
view. Brown said sure and
called Willis himself.
After the funeral, Brown
and Willis sat in the back seat
of the singer's limousine and
rode around Toccoa for two
hours. "We talked about
everything. He was incredibly
friendly," Willis said. "He was
not at all what I expected."



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Hannah M. Haines, 90, a
longtime resident of
Jacksonville Beach, died Dec.
30, 2006 in Trinity, Tex. She
was born in Winton, N.C. and
moved to Jacksonville Beach
with her husband in 1958.
An active member and will-
ing volunteer of United
Methodist Church, Haines also
was a member of the Eastern
Star. She was preceded in death
by her husband, Lawrence I.
Haines, in 1987, and a sister,
Louise Matthews.
Surviving are two children,
Lawrence R. Haines of Naples,
Fla., and William G. (Sandra)
Haines of Trinity, Tex.; six
grandchildren, seven great-

grandchildren and one great-
great-grandchild. Also surviv-
ing is a brother, James
Mathews of Richmond, Va.
Visitation will be held from 6
p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at
Hardage-Giddens Funeral
Home, 1701 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville Beach. A
Graveside Funeral Service will
be conducted at 10:30 a.m.
Friday at H. Warren Smith
Cemetery, Jacksonville Beach.
In lieu of flowers, donations
in Haines' memory may be
directed to Beach United
Methodist Church, 325 7th
Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach, FL


Herman Lucas, 91, died Dec.
30, 2006. He spent the past
eight years living with his son
in Jacksonville Beach. Lucas
was cremated at his request,
and his ashes will be taken to
Tupelo, Miss:, where his wife of
58 years is buried.
Lucas had a good and
healthy life, said the family,
and enjoyed looking out over
the beach every day until
November, when he broke a
Lucas is survived by his only

son, Dane Lucas of Jacksonville
Beach; two sisters and several
nieces and nephews. He was
blessed with many caring
friends, especially Dan Conner
and Pam and David Potts. He'
was preceded in death by his
wife, Birdie Lucas, in 1989, and
a daughter, Eloise, who died at
18 months.
/ At Lucas' request, there will
be no memorial service.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.


John Bryant Howell, 67, a
Florida native and longtime
resident of Atlantic Beach, died
Dec. 28, 2006.
Howell served in the U.S.
Navy for 20 years, retiring after
the Vietnam War. He then
worked for U.S. Civil Service an
additional 27 years.

Howell is survived by his
childhood sweetheart, married
for 46 years, Katherine L.
Howell. Also surviving are two
daughters, Kathy M. (Alfred)
Groff and Brenda D. (Theresa
Odom) Howell; three grand-
sons; three great-grandchil-
dren; two brothers, Charles
Morgan (Edna) Howell and
Dalton (Linda) Howell; one sis-
ter, Margaret Wilkerson; sister-
in-law, Heidi Howell; and other
loving relatives and dear
Visitation was held Tuesday
at Hardage-Giddens Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach. The
Funeral with full military hon-
ors will be held at 2 p.m.
Wednesday at Beaches
Memorial Park, 1500 Main St.,
Atlantic Beach. Interment will


Carolyn Reichard Mobley,
98, a native of Jacksonville,
died Dec. 28, 2006. She was
born Nov. 9, 1908, and was an
active member of Riverside
Presbyterian Church of
Jacksonville, followed by many
years at Community
Presbyterian Church of
Atlantic Beach.
Mobley was preceded in
death by her husband of
almost 63 years, Gordon
Simpkins Mobley, Jr. She is sur-
vived by her four children,
Gordon S. Mobley III of

Vienna, Va., Reichard S.
Mobley of Sarasota, Fla., Ellen
M. Merritt of Jacksonville and
Elizabeth M. Ellington of
White Springs, Fla.; six grand-
children and five great-grand-
Mobley's Funeral Service will
be held at 11. a.m. Wednesday
in the Quinn-Shalz Chapel. A
private burial will be held at
Evergreen Cemetery.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.

J. Edgar Joyner, 94, died Jan.
2, 2007. He was born Sept. 9,
1912 in Lenox Dale, Mass:.
Joyner was predeceased by
his parents, Mary E. and Harry
A. Joyner, Lenox Dale, Mass.;
three brothers, Fred, Charles
and George Joyner; and three
sisters, Mary Beechman, Louise
Tyler and Dorothy Farrington.
He is survived by his wife,
Jean Hancock Joyner; three
sons, John E. Joyner, Castleton,
N.Y., Thomas E. (Lillian)
Joyner, Lenox Dale, Mass., and
Richard E. (Fay) Joyner,
Jacksonville Beach; one daugh-
ter, Ginger (James) Boettcher,
Austin, Tex.; 16 grandchildren
and 14 great-grandchildren.
Joyner served in the U.S.

Navy in World War II. He
retired from the Florida State
Employment Service after 25
years of service.
Joyner was a member of the"
Beaches Methodist Church,
where he sang in the choir, and
performed with The Singers By
The Sea for more than 15 years.
He was an avid golfer, shooting
his age many times.
A Memorial Service will be
held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at
Beaches Methodist Chapel, 325
7th Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests donations to
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida, 4266
Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville,
FL 32257.


Sidney Leonard Poleynard
died Dec. 28, 2006 in Atlantic
Beach. He was born Nov. 27,
1916 in St. Martinville, La.
Poleynard served in the U.S.
Air Force during World War II
and the Korean Conflict. He
served as Chief Bridge Engineer
and Assistant Director of the
Louisiana Department of
Transportation and
Development. Upon retire-
ment, he joined Raymond
International as Vice President.
In 1983, Poleynard and his
wife, Betty, retired to Skidaway
Island in Savannah, where they
lived for 20 years before mov-
ing to Fleet Landing in Atlantic

He is survived by his wife;
two sons, Gary and Blake;
daughter, Robin Quaile; their
spouses and six grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
held Friday at Fleet Landing.
Interment will be at a later date
in the St. Martin of Tours
Cemetery, St. Martinville, La.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests donations to The
Smile Train, 245 Fifth Ave., Ste.
2201, New York, NY 10016, or
the Fleet Landing Legacy Fund.
Services under the. direction
Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.

Gilchrist Baker Stockton, Jr.,
76, died Dec. 28, 2006. Born in
Vienna, Austria Aug. 23, 1930
to Admiral Gilchrist B. and
Mildred C. Stockton, he resided
in Jacksonville for most of his
Stockton is survived by his
former wife, Julia S. Stockton
of Cary, NC, and their three
sons, Chris (Anne-Marie),
Stuart (Sheri) and Kelley. He
also is survived by his second
wife, Shirley A. Stockton of
Atlantic Beach, and their two
sons, John and Brian. Stockton
also leaves behind two grand-
daughters, Katie and Sarah.
Stockton graduated in 1952
from Princeton University and
earned a law degree in 1955
from the Ufiversity of tifridda:
He lalso spent two ye _i ser'vig
in the U.S. Army. Stockton was
a member of the Florida Bar
Association for more than 50
years as an attorney in private
"G.B." or "Gic," as he was
known, enjoyed many social
activities and was a member of

Ponte Vedra, Selva Marina and
the Florida Yacht Club. He also
was a member and past
President of the Friars Club of
An avid tennis player and
outdoor sportsman, Stockton
enjoyed going to Florida Gator
football games. He was active
in the North Beaches
Association and served as its
first President. He most
enjoyed the beach, ocean and
his family.
A memorial service was held
Tuesday at St Margaret's
Episcopal Church, Fleming
The family requests, in lieu
of flowers, donations to
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida, Aliieiff 's
A.ssoci'ation or St. Miar'et s
Memorial Fund. The family's
online register book may be
signed at
Cremation arrangements
were under the care of
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home,
Green Cove Springs.

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photo by Marcy Appelbaum Reindl
Jacksonville Beach Elementary School kindergartner Alex
Jacobson reaches out his hand to let Maizey smell him while,
from left Jalyn Jackson, Patrick Smith, Kinsey Ganson, Addie
Smith, his classmates, and Peter Bayley, a pet safety educator
from the Jacksonville Humane Society, watch. The program
teaches children what to do if they encounter an unfamiliar dog,
how to ask permission to approach someone with a dog and
how to care for a pet. The PTA Cultural Arts program sponsored
the event, which was free, but children collected food donations
for the shelter.


Frances Irene Watts Vann,
101, died Dec. 26, 2006 in her
apartment at Cypress Village,
A Memorial Service will be
held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at
First Christian Church of the
Beaches (Disciples of Christ),
2125 Ocean Front, Neptune
Beach. Memorials may be
made to the First Christian
Church of the Beaches or to
First Christian Church, 101 N.
Sixth St., Elsberry, MO 63343.
There will be an interment of
VAhfis' aih es' fT the Elsberry
'entkiery 'ifi early May. I "
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Jack Vann, and
her brother, Curtis Watts.
Surviving are three daughters,

Nancy Vann and husband
Barre Barrett of Jacksonville
Beach, Dottie Vann and hus-
band Ron Cox of Winchester,
Va. and Marjane Vann and
husband Jim Frane of Santa
Monica, Calif.; five grandchil-
dren, J. Vann and wife Liz
Barrett, Michelle Frane and
husband Jamie Wilson, Katy
Barrett and husband Stuart
Lefkove, Heather Cox and hus-
band Elliott Gaskins and Andy
Vann Frane; 11 great-grand-
children, Shelby, Parker and
Rlhys 'Baerett"iDaniel,"'1d'lita.
and Ro1s Wiidri, Jtistinh 'Hotly
and Michael Lefkove, Bryce
and Carter Gaskins.
Vann was a multi-generation
teacher who taught fourth

grade to most of the Elsberry
residents and Sunday School to
many of the-then high school
students. She was born in
Elsber.ry, where she and her
husband raised their daugh-
ters. In 'retirement the couple
moved, in 1973, to Jacksonville
Beach, where they lived until
Vann's husband's death in
1988. She moved in 1993 to
independent living at Cypress
In addition to her church
responsibilities, Vann was a 74-
Ae member of'the D.A.R., the
'i~ dfib,'; Oder of the Eastern
Star and her favorite Bridge
Club. Earlier in her church
ministry in Neptune Beach,
she made it a point to call on

every visitor to the church.
She loved music and donated a
grand piano to enhance the
worship service and the choir
her daughter directs.
Vann was in church in her
usual pew Christmas Day and
enjoyed the holiday with her
Florida family. The day of her
death, she dressed in her
Christmas clothes and jewelry,
settled back in her recliner
chair, listening to new CD
music, and very peacefully
went to sleep. As her son-in-
law, Barre Barrett, said,. "How
can this 95-pound 'wbrria'n
leave such a big hole?" Vann
will be greatly missed by her
family and friends, the family

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FAB (Future Artists of the Beaches,) Fest, an outreach art pro-
gram sponsored by the Cummer Museum of Art selected art
works of eight 4th grade students from Jacksonville Beach
Elementary School. The student Art Exhibit will hang in the Art
Connections Gallery.from Dec 22nd- Jan 28th. FAB FEST
Family Day will be Jan. 21 from 2-4 p.m. Ssitting from left are
Hannah Wier, Mimi Brown, Kimberly Smith, Luke Porter, L-R
standing, Rachel Reindl, Megan Leigh Hughs, Rachel Samuels,
Gabriel Quickstad, and Art Teacher Donna Guthrie.



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Wednesday, Jan. 3
Adventures in Art: The
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
Library offers a multi-experi-
ence in the Arts at 2 p.m. as
representatives of the worlds
of poetry, music and art com-
bine their talents. Sponsored
by FOCUS Cummer and the
Friends of the Library-Ponte
Vedra Beach, poet Carolee
Bertisch reads one of her
poems while Dr. Gerson
Yessin, former chair of the
Music Department at UNF
and an esteemed concert
pianist, accompanies the
poem and local artist and
teacher Barbara Sarvis paints a
portrait she hears and visual-
izes. The event is free and
open to the public.
Tap Classes: Beginning and
Intermediate Tap Classes are
offered Monday mornings
and Wednesday nights at the
Neptune Beach Senior
Activity Center.- Monday's
classes are as follows:
Begnining class starts at 10
a.m., Intermediate begins at
11 a.m. The Wednesday
Beginning class starts at 6:30
p.m. Call Jane at 241-0432 for
registration information.
Thursday, Jan. 4
Legion Auxiliary: Ocean
Beaches American Legion
Auxiliary Unit 129 meets at
7:30 p.m. at the Legion Post,
1151 4th St. S., Jacksonville
Beach. Members are encour-
aged to bring a guest. For
information, call 249-2266 or
Strollerfit: Atlantic Beach
Parks and Recreation offers

photo submitted
On Tuesday evening, Jan. 9, The Palms Presbyterian Church Fine Arts Series will host The Cornell University Men's Glee Club
while singers are on their New Year tour of the southeast United States. In existence for more than 125 years, the Cornell
University Glee Club has toured the globe. This concert is free and open to all no tickets are required. Concert time is 7:30 p.m.
with a reception following. Palms is located at 3410 Third Street South in Jacksonville Beach, just north of where JTB meets A1A.

seven Strollerfit Classes at Bull
Memorial Park during
January: Jan. 4, 8, 11, 15, 18,
22 and 29. Each class runs
from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Call 247-5828 for informa-
Artful Worship: Christ
Episcopal Church at 400 San
Juan Dr. in Ponte Vedra Beach
will feature the musical and
artistic talents of local musi-
cians and artists at the

church's monthly First
Thursday Holy Eucharist wor-
ship service beginning today
at 11 a.m. Pianist Mary
Watanabe McKee will perform
Robert Schumann's
"Kinderscenen" prior to the
start of the worship service in
the church. Following the
Holy Eucharist, lunch will be
served in the parish hall with
a featured art display by
Jeanette Edwards, art instruc-
tor at The Bolles School in

Ponte Vedra.Edwards will dis-
play work by Bolles students.
There is no admission charge.

Friday, Jan. 5
Brown Bag Lunch: The GTM
Reserve holds its January
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture at
noon at the GTM
Environmental Education
Center's auditorium. The
January session will be about
Bears of Alaska, as presented

by volunteer Joe Shannon.
Attendees should bring lunch-
es and questions. The lecture
is free and open to the public:
Brown Bag Lectures take place
the first Friday of each month
from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the
GTM Reserve Environmental
Education Center, 505 Guana
River Road. For information,
call 904-823-4500.

Dinners at Fleet Reserve:

Fleet Reserve Association
Branch 290, 390 Mayport
Road, Atlantic Beach, hosts
dinners from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
each Friday in January.
Tonight is Steak Night for a
$10 donation, followed by
Fish Fry for $8 Jan. 12, Ladies
Auxiliary Fleet Reserve
Association Steak [$10] or Fish
Fry [$8] Jan. 19 and Fish Fry
for $8 Jan. 26. The public is
Late Night Bowl Rides:
Atlantic Beach offers late-
night skateboarding at
Oceanside Rotary Skate Park,
800 Seminole Road, from 6:30
p.m. to 11 p.m. Jan. 5, Feb. 2
and March 2. The fee is $10
per person. For information,
call 247-5828.
Mindful Eating: A compli-
mentary introductory session
about a step-by-step group,
designed to create a healthy
relationship between food
and oneself, is offered from
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 2344
3rd St. S.. Call 270-1234 or
246-5001 for information.

Saturday, Jan. 6
Catty Shack Open House:
Catty Shack's monthly open
house will be held from 5 p.m.
to 8:30 p.m. The event offers a
tour of the sanctuary, at 1860
.Starratt Road, .near Yellow
Bluff Creek and nighttime
feeding of lions, tigers, leop-
ards, cougars .and serval. For
directions, go to For information,
call 904-757-3603 or email


Art association: The Pablo
Towers Art Association meets
from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call
246-4158 for information.
Ballroom dancing:
Ballroom dancing is offered at
7:30 p.m. at the Beaches
Senior Center, 28i 19th
Avenue S., Jacksonville Beach.
The cost is $4. For informa-
tion, call 241-3796.
Beaches Watch: Beaches
Watch will meet at 7 p.m. Jan.
10 in the Administration

Conference Room, Fletcher
High School, 700 Seagate'Ave.,
Neptune Beach. The meeting
is open to the public. For
information, call 513-9242 or
Ribault Garden Club: The
Ribault Garden Club holds
"Fun with Flowers" the second
Wednesday of the month,
October through April, in its
clubhouse at 705 2nd Ave. N.,"
Jacksonville Beach. A different
flower designer appears each
month. Everyone who attends
goes home with a floral

arrangement. The cost is $15
per person. For information,
call 246-4641.
Kiwanis Beaches: The
Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville
Beaches meets at noon at Selva
Country Club, 1600 Selva
Marina, Atlantic Beach. Visit for
information. .
FRA Branch 290: Fleet
Reserve Association Branch
290 holds its General

Assembly meeting at 8 p.m.
Jan. 4 at the Branch Home,
390 Mayport Road, Atlantic
River City Singles Club: The
River City Singles Club, Inc., a
chapter of the Singles
Association of Florida (SAF),
holds a dance from 8 p.m. to
11 p.m. at the Kn'nights of.
Columbus Hall, "1501
Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville.
Admission is $8, $7 for mem-

bers. Live music, snacks and
refreshments are provided. For
information, call 779-1234.
Recovery, Inc.: Recovery,
Inc., a mental health support
group, meets at 6:30 p.m. at
St. Paul's Catholic Church's
Family Life Center, 578 1st
Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach.
Call 247-3299 for information.
Adopt-A-Rescue d-Kitty:
Kittens. and cats that have
been veterinarian-checked and

tested, and that have shots
and been neutered, are avail-
able for adoption from 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. at PetCo at Atlantic
and Kernan boulevards.

Dance Association: The
American Ballroom and
Contemporary Dance
Association meets at 8 p.m. at
Bolero's, 10131 Atlantic Blvd.
Guest admission is $512. For:
information or reservations,
call 246-2858.




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Neighbors Doll expert adds to museum's toy exhibit

are right:

Xmas lights

should come

down soon
Now that the holidays are
over, take down your decora-
tions and start the New Year
safely, advises the National Fire
Protection Association (NFPA)
and Underwriters Laboratories
Inc. (UL), the not-for-profit
product safety testing organiza-
According to the NFPA, 20
percent of home fires attrib-
uted to Christmas trees occur
in January.
"Christmas trees can be a sig-
nificant fuel source if a fire
occurs in your home," said
Lorraine Carli, NFPA assistant
vice president of communica-
tions. "Dried-out trees burn
easily and should not be left in
a garage or placed against the
house. We recommend you
remove your tree from., he
home and dispose of it proper-
ly as soon as your Christmas
celebration ends."
"Even well-watered trees dry
out after four weeks," John
Drengenberg, consumer affairs
manager for UL, explained.
Carli and Drengenberg also
remind celebrants that
Christmas trees aren't the only
holiday decorations that need
prompt attention after the hol-
"Leaving your decorations
out for several months or even
all .year not only aggravates
your neighbors," Carli said,
"but it also leaves the wires
exposed to rain, snow, cold, the
sun, squirrels and birds longer
than intended by the safety
"Many people don't ,realize
that 'holiday-light -shoi lA 6iff.y
be- 'if -f6or a llinited' time,"
Drengenberg continued, "The
safety standards are developed
anticipating a maximum of 90
days of use per year because
these decorations are consid-
ered seasonal. If you leave dec-
orations out any longer, the
resulting damage could cause
an electrical shock or a fire haz-
As you unplug and store your
lights whether indoors or out-
doors remember the safety
precautions you take now can
prevent hazards from occurring
next season.
Following is a checklist of
safety tips that are not only
helpful to stay safe as you take
down your holiday decora-
tions, but are useful all year-
-When .using electrical toys
or appliances for the first time,
carefully read and follow all
instructions in the manufactur-
er's use and care booklet. Make
sure electrical toys and appli-
ances have the UL Mark.
*Use the gripping area pro-
vided on the plugs to unplug
electric decorations. Don't pull
plugs from electrical outlets by
the cord. Yanking or tugging
on the- cord can damage the
cord's wire and insulation and
could lead to an electrical
shock or fire.
-When putting away electri-
cal light strings, take time to
inspect for flaws. Check each
light set for broken or cracked
sockets, frayed or bare wires
and loose connections.
*Dispose of worn or broken
light sets and replace them. Do
not place a faulty set of lights
back into the storage box for
next year's use. Store electrical
decorations away from chil-
dren and pets to ensure that
cords and wires are not dam-
aged in storage.
*Store electrical decorations
in a dry place where they can
not be damaged by water or
*To keep from having a tan-
gled mess of lights next year, be
sure to pack them appropriate-
When preparing your holi-
day lights for storage, you can
purchase a holiday light stor-
age reel, or create your own
storage systems.
For example, wrap the lights
around an empty wrapping
paper tube or a cardboard
square, or wrap each set of
lights and put them in individ-
ual plastic bags.

Info from NFPA and UL.

Joyce Fleming never had any
dolls to play with when she
was a little girl.
She grew up on a small farm
in Tennessee with three
younger brothers to care for
and little time for tea parties.
Now the 63-year-old busi-
ness owner finds herself sur-
rounded by dolls and toys
every day: she collects, makes,
repairs and appraises dolls for a
"I just didn't have any dolls
[growing up] so I'm making up
for it now," said Fleming, who
will speak about antique dolls
Jan. 11 at the Beaches Museum
and History Center,
Jacksonville Beach.
Fleming will offer an unoffi-
cial appraisal of any doll or toy
that a guest brings to a 6:30
p.m. reception before the 7
p.m. lecture.
The lecture is offered in con-
junction with the museum's
newest traveling exhibit from
the Florida Museum of History
in Tallahassee called "Florida
Girls and Boys and Their Toys."
The exhibit, which closes
Jan. 20, features historic photo-
graphs of children playing
with toys that date back more
than 100 years ago.
Fleming said she began col-
lecting dolls about 30 years
ago, but she was inspired at a
much younger age.
When she was a little girl,
she lived near a dumpsite and
she often visited the caretaker'
there who was lovingly called
"Mr. Moore."
Mr. Moore's house was full of
all sorts of collections found in
the piles of junk that he guard-
Fleming began her doll col-
lection in 1977. Then she.
quickly learned how to repair
the dolls she collected and
then to alppFlk'Them,,'
That led to the opening of
her own doll repair shop,
Joyce's Dolls, which is located
in the Arlington area of
"I've always been the kind of
person who likes to make
things and repair things,"
Fleming said in a recent tele-
phone interview.
"I stay fairly busy because I
have the only doll hospital in
In her 30 years of appraising
and repairing toys, Fleming
said she has seen some that are
a couple hundreds years old.
She can recall one incident
in which a woman brought her
a box of old toys that she was

about to throw away.
Just for fun, the woman's son
told her to take the box to
Fleming and see if the toys
were worth anything.
Fleming said she pulled out
the first toy from the box and
brought the woman a chair
before she told her how much
it was worth: about $2,000.
The next one she inspected
was worth about $6,000, and
the whole box totaled $15,000
in value, she said.
"They just don't know what
they've got until somebody
looks at it," Fleming said.
In a typical doll appraisal,
Flernurig said. she can tell the
owner what kind of toy they
have, what it is made of, what
it is worth and whether it
needs any repairs.
Dolls from hundreds of years
ago were made of papier-
mache and wood, according to
Through the years, toy man-
ufacturers have alternated
among a number of materials,
such as porcelain, cloth, plas-
tic, vinyl and composition,
which Fleming described as a
mixture of sawdust and glue.
Fleming said some owners
want their dolls painted
because their faces look dirty,
but sometimes., that can
decrease the value.

As a general principle,
Fleming said, older toys hold
their value more than newer
She said the expensive col-
lectable dolls now sold on tele-
vision and in magazines just
don't hold their value partly
because they're not made very
"They're pretty to look at,
but they are not good invest-
ments," Fleming said.
In her repair shop, Fleming
said, she mostly fixes older,
antique dolls, instead of newer
Part of the reason, according
to Fleming, is newer toys are
made so that they are virtually
impossible to repair. Most of
them must be thrown away
and new ones bought.
On Jan. 11, Fleming said; she
will bring some older, expen-
sive dolls in her collection to
show visitors.
As for the appraisals,
Fleming said those who plan
on attending should bring any
doll or -toy that is reasonably
old or that they think is of
some value.
For more information on the
lecture or the museum call
241-5657. The museum is at
the corner of 4th Street North
and Beach Boulevard.

photos by LAURA FOWLER
Among the photographs on display at the Beaches Museum
and History Center's temporary exhibit on historic toys in
Florida are (top) a 1956 photo taken at Long Beach near
Panama City and a photo that shows a child in Sebring with a
dog pull toy, taken about 1920. The collection is on loan from
the Florida Museum of History, Tallahassee.

Edna Dickinson's cooking has New England roots

The pot Edna Dickinson uses for baked beans says "Official
Boston Bean Pot" on the bottom

Although Columbus, Georgia
was Edna Spencer Dickinson's
childhood home, there was no
Southern cooking in the fami-
ly's kitchen. Both of Dickinson's
parents were from New
England, her father from New
Hampshire and her mother
from Boston.
The Spencer family enjoyed
hearty New England style food.
Hot cereals were the utile for
breakfast every morning and
desserts were served hot.
Dickinson fondly remembers
dinners of corned beef and cab-
bage, Hungarian goulash, and
chicken fricassee from her
On Saturday, the family
looked forward to her mother's
Boston Baked Beans, made with
"soldier beans" in a "wonderful
old bean pot with a cracked
lid," she said.
Dickinson acquired her own
bean pot at a sale and uses it for
her authentic Boston Baked
Beans, made from a recipe from
Durgin-Park Restaurant. The
recipe comes from "A Guide to
New England Cooking." This
was one of Dickinson's first
cookbooks, purchased in New
Within days of their marriage
fifty years ago, she and her hus-
band Max moved to
Cambridge, Massachusetts
where he attended Harvard
Business School.
While they were living there,
Dickinson began her lifelong
interest in cooking. She said
that she was always happy to

new people especially when
they were able "to teach her
something about cooking."
Married now for 50 years,
Dickinson said she has too
many cookbooks to count
along with many recipes from
family and friends. One of her
most prized, possessions is a
cookbook she put together
filled with her favorite "kitchen
tested recipes, lovingly assem-
The cookbook is packed in
the couple's hurricane box,
ready in case of
an evacuation. Life could
still go even after a hurricane if
she still had these recipes, said
One of her favorite recipes is
The Spencer Family Recipe Date
and Nut Cake. This was made
by her parents every year for the
holidays. The cake takes about
two hours of preparation time
and three hours in the oven.
After baking, it is refrigerated
and soaked with a little bour-
bon on a regular basis as it ages.
Dickinson asked her father,
who was an engineer, for the
recipe. He obliged, jotting down
the ingredients on a piece of
graph paper which she still has
After their stay in Cambridge,
the Dickinsons returned to
Atlantic Beach, where they
raised their three children and

have lived ever since. Max
Dickinson is the current
President of the Beaches Area
Historical Society. Edna
Dickinson is the Chairman of
the Ximenez-Fatio House in St.
Augustine, The State House
Museum of The National
Society of The Colonial Dames
of America in The State of
The couple has always
enjoyed entertaining and con-
tinue to keep a busy schedule
today. The hardest part of enter-
taining is deciding the menu,
then everything else falls into
place, said Dickinson.
Over the years, she has filled
several albums with the details
of family parties, dinner parties,
and other social events they
have hosted. Included are pho-
tographs, invitations, menus
with her notes on the food, and
other memorabilia.
One of the main course dish-
es that Dickinson has served fre-
quently for dinner parties is
Lasagna. Her recipe makes a tra-
ditional Lasagna which is
always well liked by her guests,
she said.
One of Dickinson's daughters
used her mother's recipe for a
Garden Club fund-raising proj-
ect in Roanoke, Virginia.
Dozens of small pans of lasagna
(about half the recipe size) were
sold "in house" for the success-
ful fund-raiser.
Dickinson also makes a
Seafood Lasagna for company
using a recipe from a friend.
The casserole has the best flavor
when made with no low fat




The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader

January 3, 2007


Cont. from A-7
At a recent dinner party,
Dickinson used her sister's
recipe for Indian Curry for the
main course. Just in case the
curry was not to her guests lik-
ing, she also had a small ham
with side dishes as an alterna-
tive. Much to her delight, all of
the guests enjoyed the curry
and the ham and other dishes
proved unnecessary.
The curry can be almost com-
pletely made ahead of time and
frozen, then add the finishing
touches just before serving. The
curry is served with bowls of
condiments so guests can cus-
tomize the flavor of their plate
of curry.
Pork Chop Casserole is pure
and simple comfort food best
served when there is a chill in
the air. The chops cook slowly
in the oven and when finished
there is a delicious sauce to
enjoy with hot cooked
Dickinson has served Blue
Lake Salad at many dinner par-
ties, often accompanied by
baked fruit. The salad and the
fruit are easy to make, go with
almost everything, and are
always a success, she said.
The following are recipes
from Edna Dickinson.

Boston Baked Beans
2 lbs. beans, California pea
beans or New York State beans
1 tsp. baking soda
one-half lb. salt pork
8 T sugar
two-thirds cup molasses
2 tsp. dry mustard
2 tsp. salt
one-half tsp. pepper
1 medium size onion
To soak beans overnight:
Pick over the beans, rinse in a
colander and place in a bowl.
Cover the beans with cold
water, adding half again as
much water as the beans will
absorb a large amount. Soak
overnight uncovered, at room
temperature. In the morning
parboil the beans for 10 min-
utes with a teaspoon of baking
soda. Check beans periodically
and add more boiling water as
necessary to keep the beans cov-
ered with liquid. Spoon off the
starchy foam; then, run cold
water through the beans in a
Cut off rind and trim some of
the fat from the salt pork. Dice
salt pork in inch squares, divide
in half.
Put half of the salt pork on
the bottom of a 2-qt. bean pot
Wwithtber whole :onion. Put
beans inpot. Put-rest of pork on
top. Mix sugar, molasses, mus-
tard, pepper and salt until
smooth. Stir in one-half pint of
boiling water. Pour this over
the beans and pork. If neces-
sary, add more boiling water to
cover the beans. When adding
more water, mix the water care-
fully into the sauce with a spat-
ula. Try not to stir the beans.
Cover and bake at 300
degrees for 6 hours or more.
Serves 10

Spencer Family Recipe
Date Nut Cake
8 eggs
2 cups plain flour /
2 cups white sugar
2 lbs. pitted dates
2 lbs. pecans
1 tsp. vanilla

Cut the nuts into fourths.
Grease and line three loaf
pans with parchment paper and
set the oven for 225 degrees.
Chop the dates into one-
eighth slices. Be careful to check
for pits and stem end pieces. If a
date is dry, slice as thin as possi-
ble. Measure the 2 cups of flour.
Dredge the chopped dates in 1
cup of flour. Separate the dates
with your fingers and make sure
all the pieces are floured.
In a medium size mixing
bowl, using an electric mixer,
beat together the sugar, eggs,
and vanilla. Pour this mixture
into a large pan. Add the second
cup of flour to the egg mixture
and stir well.
Add the floured dates and stir.
Add the nuts last and stir from
the bottom, turning the batter
over until the nuts and dates are
mixed in.
Spoon and press the batter
into the pans. The pans will be
about three quarters filled.
Place in a pre-heated 225
degree oven and set the timer
for three hours. If cake doesn't

look completely baked, bake
longer. A tube pan probably
takes a full four hours.
Cool in pans on racks, then
wrap in foil and refrigerate.
Serve in thin slices.

Blue Lake Salad
2 cans (14.5 oz.) Del Monte
cut green beans (Blue Lake on
1 pkg. Good Seasons Zesty


Italian dry salad dressing mix
5 slices of bacon, fried crisp
2 hard boiled eggs
Drain green beans thoroughly
in a colander. Prepare the Good
Seasons as directed using only
oil and vinegar. Do not add the
Place beans in a bowl and
pour dressing over, cover and
marinate overnight. Stir beans
in the morning.
Note: The amount of beans
can be doubled or tripled, but
still use one package of Good
Seasons. Be sure to turn the
beans more often to coat.
To assemble: Have eggs and
bacon ready. Line platter with
lettuce leaves. Spoon string
beans over lettuce, arrange egg
slices over beans. Sprinkle with
chopped bacon and garnish
with tomato wedges.
Serves 6 to 8.

Hot Curried Fruit
1 large can of peach halves,
1 can of apricot halves,
dried cranberries
cranberry juice
curry powder
brown sugar, optional
Place fruit in a baking dish
and sprinkle cranberries over
top. Pour in a small amount of
cranberry juice, enough to cover
the bottom of the dish and keep
the fruit moist. Sprinkle a small
amount of curry powder evenly
over the fruit. Optional, sprin-
kle brown sugar over top but it
is not needed.
Bake at 350 degrees until hot.
Serve 6 to 8.

Pork Chop Casserole
butterfly pork chops or thin
boneless chops
1 can cream of celery soup
1 small carton of sour cream

Estimate the number of chops
per person. Trim off all visible
fat. This is very important.
Brown pork chops in iron
skillet on both sides. Place
browned chops in a covered
casserole dish. Mix together
soup and sour cream. (For mul-
tiple chops use 1 can of soup
and a large container of sour
cream.) Blend together and
pour over the chops. Cover the
Bake at 300 degrees for at least
3 hours.
Serve with rice; a greensalad,
and a vegetable. .

Indian Curry
2 chickens (6 lbs.)
6 stalks of celery, minced
4 large apples, minced
5 onions, minced
one-half cup olive oil
2 (1 oz. cans) plain curry
one-half tsp. ground ginger
dash of Tabasco
1 T Worcestershire sauce
2 cups heavy cream
3 egg yolks, well beaten
A day ahead:
Place the 2 chickens in a quart
and a half of cold water, sea-
soned with 1 tsp. salt and one-
half tsp. pepper. Simmer until
cooked, about 1 hour.
Remove chicken, debone, and
cut into small pieces. Reserve
stock. The chicken and stock
can be left in the refrigerator
overnight; skim off fat before
Next day:
Saute the celery, apples, and
onions, in a half cup of olive oil
until browned. This takes forev-
er and must be stirred so it
won't burn.
Add the curry powder and
cook a minute or so.Add 1 quart
of the chicken stock and chick-
en, cook 20 minutes.
Mix a quarter cup of flour
with a half cup of cold water,
add to mixture and cook until it
thickens.Add the remaining
half quart of broth, the ginger,
Tabasco, and Worcestershire.
The curry can be frozen at
this point.
To serve, defrost and heat the
curry. When ready to serve add
the heavy cream and well beat-
en egg yolks. (These can be
stirred together before adding.)
Heat to boiling.
Serve over rice with a selec-
tion of the following condi-
The condiments should be
bite-sized or chopped. Place
each condiment in a bowl so
guests can sprinkle their choices

on their plate of curry.
Condiments: grapefruit sec-
tions, orange sections, can-
taloupe, banana, peaches,
grapes, apricots, apples, red pep-
per, avocado, onion, tomato,
green peppers, bacon, celery,
peanuts, cooked egg whites,

cooked egg yolks, pineapple

Edna's Lasagna

16 oz. box of lasagna noo-
1 lb. low fat ground beef
24 oz carton' 4% milkfat,
small curd cottage cheese
2 eggs
Parmesan cheese
6 oz. package (8 slices) sliced
mozzarella cheese
2 lb. 13 oz. jar Mushroom
and Green Peppers spaghetti
Boil the noodles in boiling
salted water for about 9 min-
utes. Add a bit of olive oil to the
boiling water and stir noodles so
they don't stick together. Run
cold water over noodles in
colander and drain.
Brown ground beef, and pour.
off fat. Add sauce and simmer
20 minutes.
Grease a rectangular pan (8.5
inches by 15.5 inches) gener-
ously with olive oil. Spoon half
of the meat sauce in the bottom
of the pan and spread evenly.
Layer noodles by placing one
whole noodle starting from the
left, across the long .side of the
pan. There will be a gap at the
end. Cut a second noodle in
half or maybe thirds to fill the
gap. Starting from the right,
make a small overlap with a
whole noodle, this time the gap
is on the left. Continue until the
sauce is covered. This will take
exactly half of the noodles.
Beat two eggs into the cottage
cheese. Spread evenly over the
noodles. Sprinkle the cottage
cheese liberally with Parmesan
Add second layer of noodles
just like before. Arrange moz-
zarella slices to cover the noo-
Spoon the rest of the meat
sauce over the mozzarella,
spread evenly.
Sprinkle. Parmesan cheese
over the meat sauce.
Bake at 350 degrees for about
45 minutes until bubbly.
To freeze: Cool completely.
Cover pan with plastic wrap
(shields foil from the tomato
sauce) the wrap tightly with foil.
Bake in a 350 degree oven,
frozen, uncovered for about 1
hour or until bubbly.
Serves 10 to 13. Serve with
Greek salad and French bread.

'Seafood Lasagna
S9 lasagna noodles
1 T butter
1 cup minced onion
1 8 oz pkg. cream cheese,
not low fat
one and one-half cups
whole milk ricotta cheese
3 eggs, beaten
2 tsp. dried basil leaves
one-half tsp. salt
one-eighth tsp. freshly
ground black pepper
2 cans condensed cream of
mushroom soup
1 lb. large scallops,
one-third cup dry white
1 can (6 oz.) crabmeat,
drained and flaked
1 lb. large shrimp,
one-quarter cup grated
Parmesan cheese
one-half cup Mozarella
2 T Tabasco sauce

Bring a pot of lightly salted
water to a boil. Cook pasta for 8
to 10 minutes, or until al dente.
Drain and rinse in cold water.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a skillet, cook onion in but-
ter over medium heat until ten-
der. Remove from heat and stir
in cream cheese, ricotta cheese,
eggs, basil, Tabasco, salt, and
In a medium bowl, mix
together soup, wine, crabmeat,
scallops, and shrimp. (Be sure to
drain the seafood well before
Lay 3 cooked lasagna noodles
on the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch
baking dish. Spread a third of
the onion mixture over the
noodles. Then spread a third of
the soup mixture over the
onion layer. Repeat the noodle,
onion, soup layers twice more.
Top with mozzarella and parme-
san cheese. Bake in oven for 45
minutes or until heated
through and bubbly. Let rest 15
minutes before serving.



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Tamara Nevin and Greg Jacobs

The parents of Tamara
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The bride-elect is the
daughter of Chuck Nevin of
Jacksonville and Lynn Nevin
of Jacksonville Beach. She
earned a bachelor's degree in
exercise/sports science and is
currently pursuing a doctor-
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from the University. of
The groom-elect is the son
of Don and Dottie Jacobs of
Neptune Beach. He attended
Lenoir-Rhyne College on an
athletic scholarship and is
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Mountaineers rally for Gator Bowl win

For a game that seemed des-
tined to become a rout,
Monday's Gator Bowl turned
into a pretty entertaining
West Virginia rallied from an
18-point second-half deficit to
top Georgia Tech 38-35 in
front of 67,714 fans at Alltel
Stadium. It was the highest-
scoring Gator Bowl in history,
surpassing Tennessee's 45-23
victory over Virginia Tech in
1994. West Virginia and
Georgia Tech also combined to
set Gator Bowl marks for total
yards (928), first downs (40)
and total plays at 121.
Mountaineers quarterback
Patrick White was the star of
the show, completing 9-of-15
passes for 131 yards and two
touchdowns and rushing 22
times for 145 yards and a
score. White, who injured his
ankle, neck and non-throwing
hand in the game, had to carry
even more of West Virginia's
offensive load with a banged-
up Steve Slaton (the country's
third-leading rusher at 144
yards per game) limited to just
11 yards on three carries, all in
the first half.
So ferocious was the Georgia
Tech defense that
Mountaineers coach Rich
Rodriguez Contemplated
pulling the bruised and bat-
tered White in favor of backup
Jarrett Brown.
"Patrick White is swollen all
over his body," Rodriguez said.
"He kind of willed us to victo-
ry. ,
The sophomore QB re-aggra-
vated an ankle injury during
Monday's game. His hand also
struck a Yellow Jacket defend-
er's helmet. "He could hardly
grip the ball," noted
Rodriguez. And another shot
caused White's neck to swell.
"I was hurting a lot but I
had to block it out," White
said, as he applied ice packs to
a number of areas. "I told
coach I wasn't coming off the
field unless-they carried me.
"ft makes me want to play
harder. When I'm injured I get
as little angry .. and that
makes me play even harder."
That White and the
Mountaineers were even
around at then end was a tes-
tament to the team's resiliency.
Georgia Tech sophomore quar-
terback Taylor Bennett keyed a
big Yellow Jackets first half,
finding All-America wideout
Calvin Johnson repeatedly
alone in the West Virginia sec-
In only the second start of
his collegiate career, Bennett
was 19-of-29 for 326 yards and
linked up with Johnson for
two first half touchdowns as
the Yellow Jackets built a 28-17
halftime lead.
Georgia Tech stretched its
lead by recovering an onside
kick to start the third quarter.
Running back Tashard Choice
(27 carries, 169 yards) sprinted
17 yards up the middle and ,
Johnson out-leaped two
defenders to snare a 32-yard

Georgia Tech wide receiver James Johnson (89) is upended by West Virginia free safety Quinton Andrews near the Yellow Jackets sideline Monday in the 62nd
annual Gator Bowl. The Mountaineers overcame an 18-point second-half deficit to defeat Georgia Tech, 38-35, in the highest-scoring Gator Bowl in history.

pass before Choice banged it in
from five yards out to put the
Yellow Jackets in front, 35-17.
West Virginia then resorted
to some trickery to close the
gap. Following an apparent
offsides by Georgia Tech,
Mountaineers center Dan
Mozes snapped the ball but
the rest of the offensive line
didn't move. White then
rolled out to his left and hit a
wide-open Tito Gonzales for a
surprise 57-yard scoring play.
"It was a freeze play to get
the defense offsides," White
later explained. The QB said it
was the first time all season
the play had worked that well.
West Virginia tried a similar
play in the first half, but White
was smothered by a quartet of
Yellow Jackets defenders after a
two-yard gain.
Gonzales' score seemed to
rejuvenate the Mountaineers
and added some electricity
amongst West Virginia fans,
who hadn't had much to cheer
to that point
The Mountaineers drew even
closer when White hit
Brandon Myles on a 14-yard
scoring strike at 6:57 of the
third quarter.

Then West Virginia got the
break of the game in recover-
ing the ensuing kickoff when
it glanced off the leg of Tech
special-teamer Tony Clark.
White scored on a 15-yard
rumble between defenders two
plays later.
"We like to make it exciting,
huh," Rodriguez said. "I'm
really proud of our football
team. Georgia Tech has a great
football team and has some
great players.
"It didn't look good there
for a while, but I never saw
any panic. We had some guys
who absolutely had some
courageous performances.
Some of-the best I've ever
For his part, White noted
playing in pain was just anoth-
er obstacle he and his West
Virginia teammates had to deal
"I wanted to send the sen-
iors off with smiles on their
faces,". he said.
While Monday's game
marked the Mountaineers'
third Gator Bowl appearance
in the past four years, and fifth
overall, it was the team's first

Georgia Tech All-America wide receiver Calvin Johnson grabs a 31-yard touchdown pass from
quarterback Taylor Bennett during the first quarter Monday. The 6'5", 235-pound receiver later had
a 48-yard TD catch as the Yellow Jackets built a 28-17 first-half lead. Johnson finished with nine
receptions for 186 yards but it was not enough as West Virginia prevailed 38-35.

Mountaineers quarterback Patrick White looks for running room as Georgia Tech defensive line-
man Adamm Oliver closes in. White rushed for 145 yards and a touchdown in the game.

Changes in store for Jaguars?


The new year for Jackson-
ville's Jaguars has only one sure
message about their biggest
question. There will be a quar-
terback of sorts.
Will the new prospect who
popped up in the season-end-
ing Kansas City game shove
David Garrard aside, much as
Garrard pushed incum-
bent Byron
Leftwich out ot //
the way?
Is Quinn
Gray the sav-
ior behind .-
center that
head coach
Jack Del Rio
has been
looking for?
Can the Jaguars come
back from a season of medioc-
rity to become a playoff team
If Gray ends up replacing
Garrard, it'll be the oddity of
the decade. It was ironic
enough when Garrard came off
the bench to take the job, only
when Leftwich went down
with a still-mysterious ankle
If Gray, who was Garrard's

bench buddy, now becomes
the starter, what does it say
about the Jaguars' coaches?
Surely after several years one of
them must have noticed some
of the untapped talent holding
clipboards on the sideline.
Gray, like Garrard, sat on the
bench so long he was growing
moss instead of a beard.
And if Lord Byron does
come back, what will. the rela-
tionship between the three of
them be like?
', "..... .. It looks
pnow as if at
Least one of
the quarter-
backs is. sure
to be gone.
Three, as the
old saying and
TIV sitcom goes, is
Del Rio can no
longer expect Garrard
and Gray to be good little fellas
and just be caddies for
On the other hand, if
Jacksonville deals Leftwich to
another team, what will all the
Byron lovers, who insist No.. 7
is still number one and hate
Garrard with a passion, say?
Will they storm the Jaguars'
office and demand Wayne
Weaver's scalp?

Well, if one of the
Big Three is run off, he won't
be alone. It's a cinch some of
his present teammates will be
on similar shuttles out of town.
As hard as it is to see nice
guys traded or fired, remember
how baseball's Leo Durocher
once. so aptly put it: "Nice guys
finish last."
Duroche' was talking about
Mel Ott of the New York
Giants, like by everyone in the
National League, but never
feared as a manager.
After this disaster of a season
that saw a winning team evap-
orate into an 8-8 finish, who
would blame the Jaguars' brass
for a wholesale clean-out? As
one old baseball man put it
after a particularly galling los-
ing season, "Tell 'em to back
the truck up and load it with
all of them."
Maurice Jones-Drew said the
Jaguars are a much better team
than their record indicates.
Wrong Mo-Jo. A .500 team is
no better, nor worse, than a
.500 team. The Jaguars are
what they made themselves.
On the local front, give the
Gator Bowl folks applause for
Monday's 38-35 West Virginia
thriller over Georgia Tech. It
turned out to be one of the.
best matches of the season.

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January 3, 20007


Sheepshead at the jetties, whiting at the pier

Lots of sheepshead are
coming off the rocks at
the Base jetties as well
as along the big jetties on
the river side.
On the Jacksonville Beach
Pier, whiting catches were
stronger with some weighing
nearly two pounds.
Bottom fishing offshore
has been scaled down due to
the weather but there seems
to be plenty of seabass and
beeliners on the inshore
party grounds.
Capt. George Strate and
his party aboard the
"Mayport Princess" made a
very productive trip to the

a --
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Taylor and
grandsons of
Fletcher High
coach Jack
Taylor, caught
this 32-pound /.
barracuda and ..
wahoo while
vacationing at
Half Moon Cay /
in the --
Bahamas over
the holidays. ',d

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party bottom last Thursday.
Most everyone was able to
pull up his limit of beeliners

and big seabass.
The grouper and snapper
were a little small and had
to be released.
On the Jacksonville Beach
Pier, the rails were lined
with anglers most of the
week. Whiting was the num-
ber one catch but the occa-
sional black drum, redbass,
bluefish and yellowmouth
was iced down.
Linda Bridgett had several
yellowmouth in her bucket.
Paul Matson caught 18
whiting and five blues last
Saturday morning.
Stan Frysle caught a 19-
inch redbass and several
Walter Harris had one of

the best pier catches last
week. He left the pier with
42 whiting.
Veteran canal guide John
Dyrssen, with Dr. Al Fechtel
and his guest, used live
shrimp under corks near the
Butler Bridge last Friday and
caught 23 speckled trout, a
pair of blues and lots of
jacks and spots.
James Gergley, fishing out
of his "Head Hunter" last
week, fished Oak Harbor
Creek and caught six red-
bass, four trout, a flounder
and a sheepshead.
Capt. Dave Sipler, with
Steve Adkins and Ron
Derrick, fished the river near
Sisters Creek and caught
their limit of 15 speckled
trout to five pounds,
three redbass and three
Larry "Fishman" Finch
and Terry Newsome.
anchored over one of
their favorite sheepshead
spots last Wednesday and
by noon, using live fid-
dlers, they caught 28
Their fish weighed from
three to seven pounds.
On Saturday the
"Fishman" and Bryan
MacAlister, from Neptune
Beach, fished along the
base jetties in 15 feet of
water and caught 78
On New Years day Larry
Finch and Bruce Boyer
caught approximately 75
fish. One fish was esti-
Smated to weigh about 12
Captain David King
made two red top runs
last week for whiting. On
both runs David stated he
caught over a hundred
big whiting. He fished in
35 feet of water with fresh
dead shrimp on circle
Al Wiltshire and John
Burroughs anchored near
the Bridge of Lyons last
Wednesday and caught 15
whiting large enough to
keep while releasing
dozens of small seabass
for another day.
Good Fishin'.

Photo submitted
History Picture of the Week features old friends Whitey Cullen
and John Dyrssen with a nice catch of redbass, sheepshead
and drum during the early 1970s.

Photo submitted
Michael Weaver with another of the big fish taken during his
family's recent fishing vacation in the Bahamas.

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Photos by ROB DeANGELO
ABOVE: West Virginia cheerleaders celebrate in front of the team's mascot, a Mountaineer.
BELOW: Georgia Tech's Jamaal Evans (20) avoids a West Virginia tackler in Monday's game.


Lesson of the mountain

climbers is clear: Life

is fragile, so be careful

T wo Sundays ago, in the
Jacksonville Bank
Marathon, a 49-year-old
man collapsed and later died.
He ran the Half-Marathon,
finished and fell over at the
finish line; the on-site emer-
gency crew rushed him off to
the hospital. Race officials
then searched the race field
looking for his wife who was
running the full marathon.
It's terrible, and could hap-
pen to anyone, but it is a cal-
culated risk: No one expects
to fall dead during or after a
race, especially if you are out
there running on a fairly rou-
tine basis and you know your
health is pretty sound.
Why do I mention this?
Those three mountain
climbers lost and stranded on
Mt. Hood.
I was listening to the Talk
of the Nation program on
NPR (National Public Radio)
last Friday. The show's host
commented on the grave sit-

nation con-
cerning the
three lost
and listen-
ers phoned
into the
with their
own com-
Most of
it went
much as
you might
calls were
filled with


dangerous ascent of Mt.
Hood is up the northern side
and that the worst time of
year to be anywhere on Mt.
Hood is during December.
The three must have been
aware of these two facts
before they went up, but they
did it anyway. Now they have
not only put their own lives

No doubt the rescuers
would rather have been
at home with their
families enjoying the
Christmas buildup. No
doubt the climbers'
families would be
relieved to have them
back. And no doubt the
taxpayers would rather
not pay invoice on this
avoidable disaster.

sympathy and hope. Then a
man called in who lived, as
he said, "Fifteen or 20 min-
utes from Mt. Hood." He
mentioned that he was a
climber and had climbed
Hood several times.
But most importantly, he
said that every climber in the
area knows that the most

in peril but
the lives of
every rescue
worker trying
to save them.
These men
all have wives
and children.
Did they give
any considera-
tion to their
widows or the
children that
would be ren-
dered father-
less if they
didn't return
from their
foolish adven-

How selfish and irresponsi-
ble can a person be?
In order to support .his
family, a coal miner may lose
his life.
A soldier may get killed
defending his country on a
foreign field.
Dangerous jobs, but there

is not much they can do
about it.
A man has a choice when
it comes to risking his life on
a mountainside at the worst
time of the year.
Even if none of the rescue
team is killed during the res-
cue, the monetary cost is
immense: According to NBC
news, $100,000 has already
been spent on the Mt. Hood
Mountain climbers are sel-
dom ever charged with the
cost of their rescue and tax-
payers will get stuck with the
bill on this one too. But if
you or I ever need an ambu-
lance we will be charged out
the nose for it.
As I write, the body of one
of the climbers, Kelly James,
a 48-year-old landscape
designer from Dallas, Texas,
has been recovered. He has
left behind a wife and four
Comments from his wife
and brother were predictable:
"Loved his family . really
good father.. died doing
what he loved ... it was one
of his passions, along with
his family."
The other two, Jerry Cooke
(36), a lawyer from New York
City, and Brian Hall (37) a
personal trainer, have not
been found and are now pre-
sumed dead underneath ten
feet of snow.
No doubt the rescuers
would rather have been at
home with their families
enjoying the Christmas
buildup. No doubt the
climbers' families would be
relieved to have them back.
And no doubt the taxpayers
would rather not pay invoice
on this avoidable disaster.
Life is fragile and easily
lost. Whether one dies on a
mountain, in a street or a
battleground, the loss affects
much more than one life.
In 2007 let's all be thankful
and careful.

At risk of tibia fractures

Last week, I saw a teenage
athlete who is now about
10 weeks into her season.
She had begun to develop pain
in the middle of her leg, with-
out sustaining any injury.
She described pain that
increased as the day went on,
and that was made worse by
running and jumping. It did-
n't bother her at rest, and did-
n't wake her up at night.
Her physical exam revealed
no specific or unusual findings,
other than tenderness along
the bone. X-rays were then
obtained, and these too were
At this point, I told her and
her parents that I believed she
had a tibial stress fracture. I
could tell.that this diagnosis
took them by surprise. She was
a young, healthy, and condi-
tioned athlete.
"How could she get a stress
fracture?" they asked.
Any athlete is at risk for
overload injury and the devel-
opment of stress fractures.
This past month, even noted
cyclist Lance Armstrong devel-
oped a stress fracture to his
tibia. Considered one of the
premier American athletes,
having won the Tour de France
seven consecutive times,
Armstrong retired last summer
from cycling, and then decided
to get back into running.
He decided to try for his first
marathon, and begin training
for the New York City
marathon. After months of
training, Armstrong took part
in the New York City
marathon last month.
During the course of the
race, he developed pain in his
leg but made it through the
race in 2:59, and said after-
wards, "In 20 years of pro
sports, endurance sports, from
triathlons to cycling, all the
Tours, even the worst days in
the Tours, nothing was as hard
as that, and nothing left me
feeling the way I feel now in
terms of just sheer fatigue and
Despite weeks of rest, his leg
pain continued, and ultimately
he went a saw a doctor, and
tests confirmed that he had
sustained a stress fracture.
Most commonly seen in run-
ners, stress fractures typically
occur when the athlete
changes something about his
or her training regimen. A sud-


den increase in the number of
days of training per week, or
an increase in miles run per
week is a common history
reported by those with stress
Also, with a change in sea-
sons, a change in surface, such
as from the tennis courts to the
basketball court, can lead to
stress fractures.
I Also at risk are those athletes
that start a new exercise pro-
gram after a period of inactivi-
This change rapidly increases
the demands on the bone, and
it simply cannot handle it.
The bone therefore begins to
break down, developing micro-
scopic fractures begin, and
causing pain.
The lower leg is involved in
approximately 50 percent of all
stress fractures.
Tennis, gymnastics, track
and field, and basketball are
the sports most commonly
associated with stress fractures.

Because the fractures are,
only microscopic at first, regu-
lar X-rays will be often normal,
as they were in my athlete.
A special study called a bone
scan, which is more sensitive,
for bony injury may be
obtained, or an MRI may be
ordered to confirm the injury.
Stress fractures are seen more
commonly in female athletes
than compared to men. Factors
that lead to an increased risk in
women include poor diet or
eating disorders, and irregular
periods, and a woman's overall
lower bone mass as compared
to men.
My athlete's bone scan con-
firmed her stress fracture, and
she has now been taken off the
field for an altered rest pro-
gram. She will avoid all run-
ning and jumping, while I will
allow her to swim, bike and lift
With proper treatment,, she
should be back in action in
four to six weeks. If stress
fractures are left untreated, fur-
ther injury to the bone occurs,
and a true break in the bone
can develop.

This column is written to dis-
cuss issues regarding sports,
medicine, and safety. It is not
intended to serve as a replacement
for treatment by your regular doc-
tor. It is only designed to offer
guidelines on the prevention,
recognition, and care of injuries
and illness. Specific concerns
should be discussed with your
physician. Mail your questions to
Gregory Smith, MD -
Sportsmedicine, 1250 S. 18th
Street, Suite 204, Fernandina
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CALL (888)625-8950 Todayl
OCALA NATIONAL Forest Lots. $500
down, $199 monthly. Owner 352-624-2215
or (352)236-4579.
2000' OF large Trout Creek. 2 Large
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rate, long term financing. Call owner di-
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private stocked trout stream. Call immedi-
ately- only one. (877)777-4837.

LAKE FRONT- Pablo Pointe 3BR/2BA, 3
quarter acre lot, move in ready, $239,900,
3BR/2BA, large master w/bath, hardwood
floors, fireplace, 1400sqft. $249,000. Call
247-9244 or 651-6748.
JUST REDUCED $20,000 for a quick
sale. 2 or 3 BR, 2 full BA, extra large lot,
in-ground pool w/jacuzzi, pool house, fire-
place, lots of upgrades, $359,000. Call
Dee, 219-1620.
4BR/3.5BA, granite counters thru-out.
Large screened porch. A Must See!
$585,000. (904)536-7007.
3BR/1BA, great starter home or invest-
ment; nice lot'w/screened porch & fenced
yard, concrete block, .100% financing
available, $199,000. Call 247-9244 or
NEPTUNE BEACH, concrete block, 4
blocks from ocean. $268,000. 372-4477.
JAX BEACH. 5BR/2BA, 2300sf On 2 lots.
New roof, heat pump, plumbing & siding.
$410,000 OBO. 249-8637.
HIDDEN PARADISE. 2-story 3/2.5 w/Ig.
bonus room, FP, pool, jacuzzi. Motivated.
$380,000, (904)246-1760.
2BR/1BA,'CH&A, large yard, Florida
room, new flooring, owner will pay closing
costs. 4155 Eve Dr. East. $116,000. Call

JAX BEACH, 3BR/1.5BA, 1450sqft., tile,
new bath, CH&A, Florida room, fenced
yard, laundry room, carport, sprinkler sys-
tem, well, new windows,, blinds, move in
ready, 12 blocks to ocean, $289,000, 710-
2600, 534-3411. .
PRICE REDUCED 4BR/3BA, very pri-
vate, 1/3 acre lot. 6 blocks to beach and
golf. $239.,000. (904)463-3738.

SAWGRASS SINGLE family home.
2BR/2BA, completely remodeled, new 30
year roof, 42" hickory cabinets, travetine
stone floor, Berber carpet and crown
molding. Seller will pay all closing costs.
$289,900. 463-0505.
PONTE VEDRA/ Sawgrass/ Oakbridge.
Cute, 3/2/2, on lake, park like setting, cul-
de-sac, newly remodeled. $299,000.
WEST BEACHES, Pablo Point, 3/2 +loft,
huge lot, all cedar, many upgrades,
$299,000. 631-3029.
DEERFIELD LAKES- 2/1.5 condo,
HARBOR SPRINGS- 4/2, backs up to
woods, centrally located. $228,900.
HARBOUR SPRINGS- 4/2, 2 car gar.
Newer area, very open, beaut, stone
frplc., fenced yard, corner lot. Close to
schools/ beaches. Reduced to $214,900.
ASHLEY WOODS- Lg 4/2, better than
new! Many upgrades. $298,000.
HARBOR WINDS- Approx. 1600sf, 3/2,
like new. $229,900.
HARBOR WINDS- 3/2, 2 car gar., owner
must sell fast! $204,900.
4/2, near schools & shops. $234,500.
221-1711 OR 241-5501
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Oceanfronl Neter custom built 5BR.
-4 5BA. ith 4"72. SF. vieu scsf the ocean
ITom the e stand [C\V the west Office.
tormnil Ining and dining, tile and
hard 'ood pool and spa. screened
lanai %ith hot tub. and pniate beach
Isle of Palms- Former model with 27105
SF and $71.0011 in upgrades on
na% gable after just bnng b 'our boail
Fa3ntl room aith fireplace, formal
dining. and delue master suite Two
screenedd lanaii. deck. balcom. dock w/
boat ltit $8SO.0Oii)
South Hamplon Water to golf n ews
compliment thi, sBR. -4BA executnve
home on the I 7th green Chefs kitchen
ith cherry cabinets. island. conan, tile.
3 car garage, screened lanai., two bonu'
rooms, comm pool. pnced S25k beloM
appral t750i.O
Odoms Mill Lakerront 5BR. 5BA on
culdesac ith screened pooL'spa, lanai.
honus room is perfect teenage reireat. in-
ia" su[ie. tood and tile floors. conan
counters. tormalII\ ing and dining. 3 car
garage. comm pool S679.000
Ocean Ca) Walk t, the beach from
this upgraded. light and bright 4BR.
2 5BA eAth loln, formal living and dinng
ro,:.m, nea carpel and paint. ole floors.
c. ersized screened lanai, lots of sicrage.
comm pool $499,500
Pablo Ba) \Wh\ ailu to build' This
4-BR. 2B all bnck home is ready no I'
Enjoy relating ctenings on our cot ered
lanai overlooking Ihe peaceful lake.
Upgrades include tie. 4- inch cabinets.
open kitchen tith island, corian
S.J 70 1ia

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January 3, 2007

2BA, 2300sqft., hardwood floors, mint
condition, $579,000, Steve McGuire,
ATLANTIC BCH, Large Duplex, 2BR
1.5BA, tile floors, wood floors in bed-
rooms. Nice backyard. $250,000 each
side. Owner 241-8508.

I BUY Houses. Best prices paid. Call John

PVB- 1BR/1BA, 550sf, tiled, ground floor,
gated, golf course view; $135,900.
MUST SELL! New. $209K. 2BR/2BA,
downstairs. Appliances included, garage,
new carpet & tile. Bike to beach.

COZY CONDO in PVB, FL $249,900.
View Infotube Ad No. 154740. A MUST
SEE! 2BR/2BA in quiet cul-de-sac, fully
remodeled w/tile, new carpet, huge
screened-in patio overlooking lake, new
kitchen cabinets, appliances, fireplace &
private entry garage w/plenty of storage
space. Full access to pool, tennis courts, 3
blocks from the ocean. Call 707-7986 or
BEAUTIFUL SAWGRASS beach club villa
totally updated $258,000, (904)280-5170
or 616-5274.

WATERFRONT ICW condo (townhome)
w/40'+ dock, large 2BR/2.5BA, all tile
downstairs w/wet bar; clubhouse w/pool;
low monthly fees. Will sacrifice for
$340,000. Ask about free 26' boat. Call
247-9244 or 651-6748.
PELICAN Point $730k, LandMark $950k,
WaterMark $996k. Call Renee L. Baron,
Inc. for a tour (904) 242-2821.

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Former manager's residence on a peace-
ful lot in beautiful community of Portside,
just 5 minutes to the Beach! 1981 Twin
Manor,'23x60, 3BR/2BA, double wide in
excellent condition. Upgrades include:
newer roof, newer carpet, newer gutters,
27x10 screened, covered patio, large
shed, huge RV carport & cement pad, all
appliances stay. Beautiful mobile home
community with 2 pools, tennis courts &
clubhouse. Lot rent $300/mo. Will rent to
own. $18,000. Can Dan @ 509-4382.

Fiddlers Maarsh It are looking for a
true Florida home, lh,-r., nc. turther'
Adorable 3BR. 2BA patc.ho e on
premium cul-de-sac laketroni l i in P.,nie
Vedra' Florida room ith pri. te lake
,icAs no backdoor neigh,iir' Eni.o
nature at ilt inei uih bcautilul afterr
Iou I. Egrets. Hercns and murc. $ 131 .lll
Laurel Springs JBR. 2BA pool h,.,nie
on beautiful lakerront uIc' Lipgridedi ule
coi\eredlanai ot'erloo.k. ;creuned por.l.
split bedroom plan. fireplace EnroKi
enlortainmng in our -paciou po.i arca
rrian.\ upgrdei 5.345.010
[bis Point 4BR. 2 5B\ v l.uit on pn.ate
culdesac lush landscaping fenced \ard
:prnnkler. open kichen '.iah breakfas.i bar.
formal .lining. designer molding. master
bedroom is down &itfh garden rub. :,orrun
pooliiennis $335.0100 Beach Lipdated 4BR. 2BA coquina
home on an o.'erized Iot i 2'7 acres i just
block to the beach' Wood floors. fireplace.
open kitchen, formal dining large great
room. inside laundr), screened porch shed.
hot tuhb .iLh deck. $335.0")0
Florentine This 3BR. 2 5BA ,aiLh lofl is
only one sear old and read) no.' I Enjoy
peaceful lake ies from your open panio.
spacious kitchen with breakfast bar. formal
It ing and dining., u ersized laundrn. o'er
$4ilk in upgrades' l529.900
Hunters Haven Hone) cut up the credit
cards! Adorable and affordable 3BR.'2BA
is minute. to St Johns Town Center!
Spaciuus floor plan ith 0oud lanntjie
and tile floo.r. open cal-irr kJicher,. fr-rrial
dining room. and o% ersied .koc-den deck
leads it pri ate fetLed back,, aid .'iih
spnnkler and mature tree l22i.J., 0,

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PALM HARBOR factory liquidation sale.
2006 models must gol Modular, mobile &
stilt homes 0% down when you own your
own land!! Call our factory for free color
brochure. (800)622-2832.

2800sf., $2800/mo includes utilities. Call
Bart @ 241-3111 (Ext. 11).
ST JOHNS Bluff/ Beach Blvd. Condo
warehouse for sale, 2400sf. $220,000.
Call 246-1152.

JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA spacious bright
end unit, garage, lanai, pool, gated, close
to JTB, blocks to beach, $1350/mo.
NEAR PONTE Vedra, 1 block beach. Best
area, quiet, safe, residential neighbor-
hood. 2BR/1BA lower duplex. New paint,
CH&A, W/D included. No smoking. Small
pet considered. $950/mo., lease deposit.
PONTE VEDRA Townhouse 2/2, includes
washer/ dryer, screened in porch, lake
view. $1300/mo. 571-5517.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 706 Cavalla Rd.
2BR/1.5BA, WDHU, enclosed porch.
$775/mo. +$775/dep. 514-8761.
LARGE EFFICIENCY Apartment, excel-
lent location, 2 blocks to Ocean, very
clean. No pets: $575/mo. 642-1214 or
NEPTUNE BEACH townhouse,
2BR/1.5BA, newly renovated, kitchen
equipped, WDHU, fenced yard. No pets.
$800/mo. +deposit. (904)221-5833.

NEPTUNE, GORGEOUS duplex, 3/2,
1.5 blks to ocean, gar. Downstairs,
$1300/mo. Upstairs- cathedral ceilings,
frplc., $1700/mo. (904)993-9191.
BEACHFRONT 1BR/ 1BA, 108 Orange
St, Nep Bch, downstairs, $1050/mo. incl.
util. (661)803-6275.
NORTH JAX Beach. Efficiency, $495/mo.
1BR, $595/mo. 1 block to Ocean. Pool. No
pets. 249-5368.
2BR/2BA AT The Palms in Jax Beach,
great amenities, recently remodeled, ga-
rage. Small pets OK. $1050/mo.
MAYPORT LANDING Townhome 2/2, end
unit, CH&A, tile floor, 1177 Songbird Lane,
$825/mo. 280-2728 leave message.
floor. Large deck, 1 block to beach.
$1050/mo. includes water. 241-0897.
ATLANTIC BEACH small ocean front 1BR
garage apartment, 398-5020.
1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave. South,
1 BR/1 BA. $685/mo (904)891-0606.
1.5 BLOCKS to -ocean, 174 1st Ave. S.
2BR 1BA, CH/A,. no pets, $825/mo.
JAX BEACH 1BR/1BA Apt. 119 5th Ave.
So. Pool, off street parking, across street
from beach, hardwood floors/ carpeting.
$850/mo. (904)273-5206.
JAX BEACH 3/1, upstairs, 2 blocks ocean,
CH&A, $995/mo +$500 dep. Includes
washer/ dryer & water. Military/ Senior dis-
count. 1204A 2nd St South. 708-0731.
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
JAX BEACH, 2BR townhouse, near
ocean, CH&A, WDHU, no pets. $950/mo.
+$500/dep. 246-3130.
ATLANTIC BCH 2BR/1.5BA Townhome:
$800/mo. +$800- security dep. Avail
1/14/07, 241-8508.
LARGE 1 bedroom. Excellent location. 2
blocks to ocean. Very clean. No Pets.
$675/mo. 642-1214 and 241-1219.

JJAX BEACH 2/1, $895/mo +dep.(will
work with deposit). Walk to beach. 115
18th Ave. N., Unit-B. (904)759-5359.
.IX 'BEACH EasI Cof 3rd 985-B 2n.1
Slreel S.ulhh 2BR'IBA 9 ..asr,-er' drer.
$875/mo. VIP Realty 962-6190.
JAX BCH, 428 7th Ave. N. 2/1, CH/A, gas
stove, $875/mo. $35 credit fee. Call
CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-7368, 733-3730.




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4BR/2BA w/pool!' 2000+sf., new
roof, HVAC, fence, flooring,
windows, garage door. Reduced to
2BR/2BA, off Hodges Blvd.- near
JTB- 3rd floor unit. $165,900.
TWO 1BR/ 1BA +loft Ponte Vedra
Beach Condos, upgrades including
granite & tile floors, fireplace, custom
lighting, private beach access, tennis,
fitness room. 1 unit currently leased.
$189,900 & $195,900.
15TH AVE. S.
Key West style cottage, 2BR/1.5BA,
adorable with huge great room,
private backyard, great for
entertaining, Low maintenance
landscaping. $319,900.
Off Solano Rd. one has small beach
cottage, been remodeled. Take
advantage of golf views or purchase
both for your dream home... Not
many like this! 2BR/2BA beach
cottage, $499,900. Additional lot is
3BR/2BA. Just minutes to ocean,
remodeled kitchen, 2 car garage.
Steps to playground w/tennis courts!





A new mountain development
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@ $39,900 to $99,900. Two lane paved roads,
underground utilities and beautiful private wooded
sites. New log cabin shells on 1-2 acre sites $99,900
to $139,900. Single story ranch or two story chalets
available. Call for free info: 828-652-8700


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Snfurnished Homes 131 Magnolia NB 2BR/1BA, ground floor Kensington St Aug 4BR/3BA, new home, all
1 Serena Point JB 3BR/3BA, new top floor large duplex, plus den, less than block to bch. tiled and upgraded, 3 car garage, patio, comm.
condo, direct oceanfront views, amenities, $1000/mo. pool. $2200/mo.
garage. $3000/mo. ntcatal West Unfurnished Condos
Oceanside 932 JB 3BR/3.5BA, condo has Intracoastal West snfr-Mished Condos
' luxurious features, ocean porch, sunset porch, Bishop's Court Hodges Palms at Marsh Landing Jties.
Garage. $2800/mo. End units w/views, all appliances, amenities. Screened porch, tile foors, amenities. .
430 9th Avenue N. JB 3BR/2.5BA, two 1BR/1BA, ground floor. $850/mo. 1BR/1BA. 3rd floor with garage. $925/mo.
story home w/pool, fenced yard, hardwood 1BR/1BA, ground floor. $865/mo. 2BR/2BA. 2nd floor, top/end unit, vaulted
floors, 2 car garage. $2295/mo. Overlook Southside 2BR/2BA, ground ceilings. $1050/mo.
North Shore JB 3BR/2BA, brand new floor w/new carpet & paint, upgrades, Belleza PV 2BR/2BA, 2nd floor top/end unit,
construction w/incredible ocean views, amenities. $975/mo. fireplace, vaulted ceilings, all upgraded.
i upgrades, garage, amenities. $2000/mo. Avanti Kernan 2BR/2BA, ground floor $1000/mo.
Pablo Beach South JB 3BR/3.5BA, three condo, upgraded, screened porch, w/private Ocean Links PV
story townhouse w/ocean views, balconies, water view. $1000/mo. 2BR/2BA, ground floor w/fireplace, screened \
Sattached garage. $1900/mo. IL Villagio Southside 2BR/2.5BA two story porch, amenities. $1100/mo
Oardge atSawrass creed lanai, on condo w/upgrades throughout, screened porch, Jardin De Mer JB
lagoon, 2 car garage, comm. pool. $1550/mo amenities. $1200/mo. 3BR/2BA, 2nd floor condo wall the upgrades,
o, Solano Cay PV 3BR/2.5BA, two story Brightwater Gate Pkwy 3BR/2.5BA, end garage, fireplace, balcony. $1150/mo.
home, tile floors, two car garage, comm. pool. unit townhouse, screened porch, attached Villas at Marsh Landing JB
$1500/mo. garage, club pool. $1250/mo. 313R/2BA, ground floor end unit, screened porch,
The Fountains PV 3BR/2.5BA, townhouse Point Meadows Place Gate Pkwy amenities.$1200/mo.
S w/wood floors,new carpet, enclosed tiled 3BR/2BA, newer top floor condo, porch, ,IM
Sporch, lots of upgrades. $1250/mo. elevator, amenities, carport. $1290/mo RE/MAX COASTAL REAL ESTATE
^ The Courtyards Mayport of AB Windsor Parke Hodges 3BR/2.5BA, two ' 3BR/2.5BA, private, updated unit story home w/deck, fireplace, enclosed porch, (904) 285-5640
w/garage, patio, balcony, overlooks lagoon. fenced backyard. $1995/mo.
$11 00/mo.
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Homes of the Month!





January 3, 2007

The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader

MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.
JAX BCH- 116 13th Ave N., downstairs,
1/2 blk to bch, 2BR/1BA, CH&A, $995/mo,
+dep. Avail April '07. (904)472-3699.
1 1/2 blocks to ocean. 172 1st Ave. S.
1BR 1BA, CH/A, $725/mo. No pets.
ATLANTIC BEACH: 263 Ahern St.,
$850/mo., 287 Ahern St., $800/mo., 2
blocks to ocean, across from Town Cen-
ter; 2BR/1BA, CH&A, hardwood floors, tile
bath & kitchen. No pets. $800 deposit, wa-
ter, garbage & sewer included in rent.

2BR 1.5BA townhouse, PVB. 1000sf, all
appl., wood floor, porcelain tile, scr. lanai,
adequate storage, many upgrades.
$850/mo. Please call (904)246-5818.

LUXURIOUS Pelican Point. 2BR/2BA,
available now. $1700-$2600/mo. 3 month
minimum rental. (904)241-7206.
BEACHES/ PVB 1, 2, & 3BR with ocean
views, from $800/mo., 233-4545.
JAX BCH efficiency apt., $650/mo./
$650/dep. 1BR apt., $750/mo/ $750/dep.
7-12 mos. lease. Sea Villa, 920 2nd St. N.

ATL BCH, 2/1, carport, w/ WD/HU,
1000sf, large fenced yard, open floor plan,
lawn service, $950/mo., TDO Manage-
ment Services, 246-1125.
ATLANTIC BEACH. This beautiful, water-
front, 2-story townhome with vaulted ceil-
ings features 2 bedrooms with loft/ bed-
room and 2.5 baths. For additional record-
ed information, please call 861-4636, and
when prompted, enter the location number
61190. Would consider a 7 month lease.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 219 Cherry St., 1
block to ocean. 2 story beach home.
3BR/2BA+ 1BR/1iBA guest cottage. Flori-
da room w/fireplace, office/ bonus room,
large patio, appliances, WDHU, garage
$2150/mo. 246-7792, 210-8002.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1200sqft.,3/2 split
floor plan, makes for great roommate liv-
ing. 2 driveways and front entries, newly
remodeled, $1500/mo., deposit and utilit-
ies extra, small pet considered w/ deposit.
Call 237-6655 or 514-6092.

1270sf. CH&A. New bathroom. Large
fenced yard. Nice neighborhood.
$1250/mo +deposit. 524 Oceanwood Dr.
So. Call 629-9254.
Townhouse, 1100sf. 1415 4th St N. Jax
Beach. $1000/mo, first and last to move
in. Call (904)868-7702 or (904)333-9785
to see.
JAX BEACH, 3+BR/4BA, remodeled,
charming old Florida style home, pool, off
street parking, across street from beach/
park, 115 5th Ave. So., $3200/mo.,
3BR/2.5BA, TOWNHOUSE, in desirable
AB, Selva Lakes, very clean, newer model
with over 1900sf. 2 car garage w/WDHU.
Community pool. 5min. bike to beach.
Walking distance to park. $1800/mo.
PVB, 3/2 immaculate home, garage,
fenced back yard, screened porch, water-
front, quiet neighborhood, $1300/mo,
SOLANO WOODS, 3/2, 1600sf, BR
w/wood floors, ceramic tile throughout,
open kitchen with eat-in area, screened
patio, $1600/mo. TDO Management Serv-
ices, 246-1125.
W/ BEACHES, Ibis Point, 3/2, LR/ DR/
Greatroom w/fplace, new carpet, ceramic
tile, sunroom, fenced yard, lawn service,
sprinkler system. $1650/mo. TDO Man-
agement, 246-1125.
N. JAX Bch, 4BR 1.5BA, newly remod-
eled, fenced backyard, garage plus shed.
Great neighborhood. $1200/mo.
4.5 blocks to ocean, $1300/mo, +700 dep.
Eagle Ridge Drive. 4BR/2.5BA, 2000sf.
$1495/mo. 241 -RENT or 733-3730.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA, WDHU, 1103 5th
Ave. S. $925/mo. 220-5797.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3/1, large fenced
yard, new kitchen, WD/HU, tile floors,1300
sqft., $975/mo. +deposit. Available Jan. 2.
JAX BEACH 3BR/1.5BA, approx 2000sf,
double carport, fenced in back yard,
8 blocks to ocean. 834 16th Ave N.
$1500/mo +$1000 security deposit.

the Intracoastal Waterway. 3/4BR, 3.5BA,
approximately 2700sf. w/marina view. Re-
sort style living. $2450/mo. Includes 1-car
garage, water, sewer, cable, pool, spa,
clubhouse, health club. Marina Walk, gat-
ed communityMarsh and marina views.
40' boat slip available. Call 463-2845.
2/2 CONDO w/marsh view. Wood floors,
granite counter-tops, and fireplace. Locat-
ed 12 blocks from beach in private com-
munity. $1200/mo Call Ted for details
adult condo community in Atlantic Beach.
1BR/1BA, ground floor, covered parking,
pool, 55 and over. $1000/month includes
water & cable. Must see! 571-5517.
OCEANFRONT, 2BR/2BA condo, fully fur-
nished/ unfurnished. Available immediate-
ly. Long-term lease. 465-4101.

S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean-
front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267.
homes. Weekly/monthly. Visit us at: or 535-3911 or
4BR/4BA, weekly, monthly, yearly. Call

FURNISHED ROOM in nice apartment
near beach. $100/wk. +dep. 343-2163.
roommate to share nice house in quiet
neighborhood in Atlantic Beach. 3BR/2BA.
$700 plus half utilities. 219-4307.
ROOMMATE TO share house near
FCCJ & UNF. Fully furnished, cable,
fenced yard. $580/mo. (includes utilities .
TWO ROOMMATES needed, have house
in PVB, 6 mo. lease, 233-4097.
LOOKING FOR roommate to share new
condo. Must be clean, neat. 1/3 rent, utilit-
ies, & fees, 463-2845.

3BR 2BA, tile floors, frplc., jacuzzi tub, ATLANTIC BCH rental. Looking for 2
fenced backyard. $1400/mo. 1123 19th St. roommates $850/mo each. includes elec-
N., Jax Bch. 571-9248. tric & water. Phone & cable not included.
Avail 1/01/07 200-8977.

3BR/1BA, 8 blocks to ocean, CH&A,
WDHU w/large separate utility- shed.,
fenced backyard w/tiki bar, BBQ pit. Must
see to appreciate! 820 3rd Ave. S., JB.
$850/mo. +dep. Must pass credit check.
Donnie 992-0088, 246-3690, 333-1822.
PVB, 2 extremely clean 3BR homes avail-
able. $1550/mo and $1750/mo. 285-6551,
ARLINTGON AREA, 3/2, fpl., LR, DR, 2
car, sun porch, fenced yard. Avail. Jan.
'07. Short term lease avail. $1100/mo +
security, (904)928-3661.
NICE 2BR/1BA townhouse flat. Large
kitchen/ appliances, ceramic tile. Lots of
closets. Close to beaches & Mayport. 66
West 5th St., AB, $950/mo, 465-2163.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/1.5BA, 1450sf., 1212
15th Ave. N., 12 blocks to beach, close to
Fletcher HS, Florida room, large kitchen,
W/D, fenced yard.. $1250/mo. 710-2600,
3BR/ 1.5BA, Ponte Vedra, close -to Beach
& JTB, $1200/mo., 294-1114.
JAX BEACH, 421 17th Ave. N. 3BR/1BA,
FR w/fireplace, carport, screened porch.
$1100/mo. +$500/dep. No smoking.
543-9749, 504-9200.

JAX BEACH, 3BR/1.5BA, 1212 18th Ave. ATLANTIC BEACH Beach cottage,
No., $1200/mo., 710-2600, 534-3411. 3BR/den, 1.5BA, hardwood, carpet & tile
PVB- SAWMILL Lakes, 3/2 all tile, up- floors, ceiling fans, large fenced backyard
grades, $1700/mo. JH Finders 536-2349. w/deck. 5 blocks to beach, 1 year lease,
260 Belvedere St., $1200/mo. Call 246-
BEAUTIFUL ATL B-h 2BR'2BA WDHU .8'94 571-1769
arepal i9isp r o3 oitsqcu"n..w- 3 'o u '- r" ., **a
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ATLANTIC BEACH, gorgeous 3/2. 2BR/2 5BA townhome, 5 blocks to beach,
ATLANTIC BEACH, gorgeous 3/2. No fireplace, WD, $1150/mo. (904)742-6423.

pets. No smoKers. $1000/mo. security ,
NEPTUNE BCH, 3BR/2BA, large yard, car
port, walk to beach, includes washer/ dry-
er. $1299/mo. 285-2952.
ADORABLE, 3/2, newly renovated home
in Ponte Vedra. Wood L. floors, fenced
yard, quiet neighborhood. $1295/mo.
Lawn service .incl. Call 476-5071 for an
JAX BEACH Holly Drive, 3BR/2BA, 2 car
garage, fenced yard, $1250/mo + deposit,
W'BEACHES. IBIS Point, 3/3 w/office,"
2400sf, GR w/fireplace, LR, DR, EIK, cov-
ered patio, sprinkler system, water soften-
er, .$1575/mo. TDO Management Serv-
ices, 246-1125.
OCEAN CAY, 3/2, ref. rig./ wash/ dry,
lawn maint., $2200/mo, 477-3183.
RIP TIDE, 3BR/2BA, 1760 sqft., up dated
home, $1700/mo., very private tropical
back yard, summer kitchen, 465-1310. ,
OAK HARBOR, 3/2, CH&A, WDHU, re-
modeled kitchen, $1050Jmo + deposit.
249-3214 or 945-3303.
W. ATLANTIC BCH Duplex, 2BR/1.5BA,
$850/mo. East Coast Realty, 962-7766.

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ATLANTIC BCH townhouse, 3.5BR/ 2BA,
everything new, ceramic tile throughout,
marsh view. 2979 Bayshore Dr., Mayport
Landing. Must seel $1100/mo. 465-2163.
PVB/ SOLANO Cay, 3/2, two stories,
jacuzzi, 1600sqft., $1550/mo., JH Finders,

JAX BEACH 3BR/2BA, 1500sf w/garage.
Jardin de Mer, vaulted ceilings, like new.
$1500/mo. +deposit. No pets. Avail 2/1,
Call Jeff 613-1580.
3/2 JAX Bch, gated community with pool,
open floor plan, spacious closets, his/ her
sinks, beautiful views of marsh. $1250/mo.
6 months lease. Call 407-896-9405.
1.5BA, 2-story, freshly painted, new tile,
fireplace, fenced backyard, W/D.
$925/mo. (904)806-2516.
AB, 3BR/2BA, furnished, ground floor,
pool. $1400/mo. No pets. (904)608-4325.
JAX BEACH Oceans Edge Condo. Brand
new 1/1 & 2/2, granite kitchen, assign
parking,, resort style pool, summer kitchen,
fitness center, clubhouse and more. Start-
ing at $1200/mo. Call Kathryn for details
terranean 3/3, 2100sf condo. Kitchen
w/granite, stainless steel appliances & 42"
cabinets. Oversized rooms, large closets,
huge screened lanai & peaceful views. 1st
floor w/backyard. All appliances included.
Garage w/storage. Intracoastal waterfront,
gated community w/pool & fitness center.
Minutes to Beach/ Southside for easy
commute to work, malls & restaurants.
Dock space also available., $1895/mo.,
2BR/ 2BA, ground floor, gated community.
5 star living. $925/mo. Call Steve Macri,
Country Club Real Estate (904)662-9015.

totally remodeled & absolutely new. New
granite & cabinets in kitchen & bath. New
tile, paint, windows & appliances. Walk-in
custom closet with built-ins. Covered park-
ing. Water included,. $1375/mo.,

A1A/JTB NEW 3/2.5 condo. 1868 sf, full
amenities, covered parking, walk to shops,
dining. $1825/mo. Realtor/ Owner (904)-
MAYPORT, 2BR/2BA, $850/mo. Call
BRAND NEW 3/2 Condo at Oceans Edge
in Jax Beach. Fantastic location, fabulous
amenities'. $1650/mo. No pets. 553-8634.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/2BA, oceanfront, 1st
floor, pool, W/D. $1800/mo. 655-6533.
PVB. 2BR/2BA, w/fireplace, new applian-
ces, washer/dryer, many amenities.
$1000/mo. 472-0914.
consider lease option. $1750/mo.
OCEANFRONT NEW 3/3, garage, consid-
er lease option, $2650/mo. 463-7343.
2BR/2BA w/garage,. 2nd floor, screened
porch, all amenities, resort life. $1175/mo.

Ponte Vedra

Ocean Links
2BR/2BA Unfurnished,
screen porch, pool,

fitness room,
basketball/tennis court
Long term $1000/mo

ROOM FOR RENT, $380/mo. Responsi-
ble, Non smoker. 247-2818.

NEPTUNE BEACH 650 sqft. business of-
fice, ample parking, 3rd Street signage,
convenient location, available January.
Call 246-9520.
OFFICE RENTAL space on South 3rd St.
avail., immed. downstairs, carpeted, with
built in work/ copy area including storage
& file cabinets; 1400 sq. ft., consisting of
5-6 indiv. office/wk areas, & 2 bathrooms,
plumbing avail, for break room/ kitchen
area. If desired, space can be subdivided.
Call 247-1770 for appt. to view.
tune Beach, 1200sf w/5 large offices,
1400sf open floor plan (build to suit), or
combine space for 2600sf. Recently reno-
vated, ample parking, water included, no
CAM. For more information, Call 246-0009
or 514-6092.
3010 South 3rd St. 2nd floor West, prof.
space consisting of 4 indiv. offices and a
waiting/ recp. area. Call 247-1770 for
appt. to view.

lease, 3629sf. Office included. Large park-
ing lot, beach side of intracoastal.
, (77:01929-1721. 16786)55.0854
(2) OFFICE Condos 1140si each, 210
west of 195. Avail. 1/1/07. 904-687-3000.

FREE CATS and Kittens to approved
homes. Call 242-0224.

4 MONTH old Maltese for sale. Vet is cov-
ered for 36 months. Asking $1500, 294-4-

FOUND DOG on Christmas Day in Atlan-
tic Beach near Mayport Rd. Call 904-716-
2647 for more info.

LOST BLACK/ fawn Shiba Inu puppy
(Husky look alike). Missing since Satur-
day, 12/30 around Jacksonville Drive.
Generous reward if found. Please call
HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
dogs. 246-3600.
LOST SOLID brown Chihuahua w/ white
spots on left front paw. Last seen Wed-
nesday Dec. 27th evening at Villa Del Mar
Subd., Thousand Oaks Dr. Reward If
found. Please call (904)246-2116.
"BRUCE", MISSING since /1/07, large
black lab mix. Last seen in Seaside/ Plan-
tation/ Cornerstone Fields area. Purple
collar, Jax Humane tattoo on belly. Please
call 280-7823.
Missing since 12/22/06, lost in 1200 block
6th Ave. N. "Woody" is a white male cat
with black patches on his back & black
ears, nose and tail. He is neutered and
has current rabies shots. REWARD
OFFEREDI Please cAll 241-4344. He is
much loved and missed.l!

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Ave., Tampa FL 33607 (813)872-0722.

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tested divorce papers. Without Kids (while
you wait) With kids (a little longer) Since
1981/ by appt. only (904)641-2187.
DIVORCE $275-$350. Covers children,
etc. Only one signature required! Excludes
govt. fees Call weekdays (800)462-2000
ext.600. (8am-6pm) Alta Divorce, LLC.
Established 1977.

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the
'Self-Storage Facility Act' Florida Statutes
Section 1, Part IV of Chapter 83, Laws of
Florida 1982; The personal property
consisting of clothes, personal items and
household goods of:
Susan Lamolinara Unit 714
Will be sold or otherwise disposed of at
11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 13, 2007,
to satisfy lien(s) for past due rent(s). Dis-
position will take place at: THE STORAGE
BIN, 1001 13th Ave. S., Jacksonville
Beach, FL 32250. THE STORAGE BIN
reserves the right to reject any and all
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SPECIAL MEETING: In accordance with
Article II, Section 2-27, of the Code of Or-
dinances of the City of Neptune Beach,
the Mayor hereby calls a Special Meeting.
of the City Council, for the purpose of dis-
cussing the Special Magistrates recom-
mendation and mediation to be held on
Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. in
the City Hall Coluncil Chambers, 116 First
Street, Neptune Beach.
No other business may be brought before
this meeting. If a person decides to appeal
any decision made by the Council with re-
spect to any matter considered at such
meeting or hearing the person will need a
record of the proceedings and for such
purpose may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be

In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Flori-
da Statute, persons with disabilities need-
ing special accommodation to participate
in this meeting should contact the City
Clerk's Office no later than 5:00 P.M., the
day of the meeting.
Richard A. Brown, Mayor
BL 1/3/07

IN RE: The license to practice opticianry

CASE NO.: 2006-01422
The Department of Health has filed an Ad-
ministrative Complaint against you, a copy
of which may be obtained by contacting,
William Miller, Assistant General Counsel,
Prosecution Services Unit, 4052 Bald Cy-
press Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee, Flori-
da, 32399-3265, (850)245-4640.
If no contact has been made by you con-
cerning the above by January 31, 2007,
the matter of the Administrative Complaint
will be presented at an ensuing meeting of
the Board of Opticianry in an informal pro-
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the individual or
agency sending this notice not later than
seven days prior to the proceeding at the
address given on the notice. Telephone:
(850)246-4640, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay
BL 12/27/06, 1/3, 1/10, 1/17/07
hereby given that on 01/20/2007 at
12:00 pm, the following vehicles will be
sold at public auction for monies owed on
vehicle repairs and storage costs pursuant
to Florida State Statues, Section 713.585.
Vehicles are located at 4507 SUNBEAM
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LOST GOLD drop earring w/ crystal in Jax
Beach area 12/22. Reward. 242-7383.
FOUND WALLET Jax Beach. Describe it,
claim it. 612-8815.

All levels, styles & ages. Will come to your
home. Piano Tuning also available.
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sassa Trail, Lecanto, Florida, 34461.

Self motivated, fast moving, flexible, multi-
task person. Must be able to follow di-
rections. Reliable transportation a must.
6pm-10:30pm, or later. Call Debbie after
2pm. 285-3400, ext. 3352. DFWP.
at Vicar's Landing (Ponte Vedra). Compet-
itive pay, benefits, bonus and schlorships
awarded annually. Drug free workplace,
EOE. Call 273-1734.
PONTE VEDRA area, counter help want-
ed, daytime. 285-5644.

Cook/ Part-time Manager, Days, available
Mon.-Sat.. Flexible starting date. Some
benefits. Fun place to work. 273-4785.
Weekends, 7am to 7pm, at a Premier
Retirement Community Health Center.
Applications available at Fleet Landing
Security Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-9447;
email to: EOE/
Drug-Free Workplace.
WOMEN RETAIL bridal salon, P/T. No ex-
perience necessary. Must be outgoing and
professional. Call 904-270-2770.
pendable and loving. CDA or equivalency
needed. Also looking for afternoon Teach-
ers & Subs. Call The Red School House.

HELP WANTED classifications in this
newspaper are intended to announce gen-
uine current job openings. No fees may be
charged to the prospective employee. Ads
for self-employment or business opportu-
nities appear under the Business Opportu-
nities category. Ads which may require
payment of fees for employment informa-
tion, guidance or training may appear un-
der Job Service. Should any Help Wanted
advertiser ask for a fee or if the advertiser
is offering a product or service rather than
a job opening, please notify The Beaches
Leader, 249-9033.
thopedic clinic. Experience preferred, but
not required. Flexible hours. Rate de-
pends on experience. Fax resume to:

FULL-Time, 3pm-11pm at Premiere Re-
tirement Community. Excellent benefit
package, competitive wages, good work-
ing environment. Applications available at
Fleet Landing Security Gate, One Fleet
Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to
(904)246-9447; email to: jobs@fleetland- EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.
PERSON. Mainly Beaches area. Fax re-
sume 247-9036.
ADMIN ASST/ Customer Support for soft-
ware development company. PT/FT. Must
have good people skills; good knowledge
of Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to
work independently. Accounting/ software
knowledge a plus. (904)247-7752.
OFFICE CLEANERS needed for cleaning
nightly. Will train, must have transportation
and phone. Call 273-2761.


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2/1 house, 1 car garage, $950/mo.
3/2,1005sf, $850/mo.
2/1.5 townhome, $850/mo.
2/1 duplex, $1195/mo.
3/2, 1 car gar., 1700sf, $1495/mo.
4/2, $1795/mo.
3/2, 2 car garage, $995/mo.
3/2, 2 car garage, $1395/mo.
includes yard service.
3/2, 1450sf, $1175/mo.
4/2,1774sf, $1275/mo.
4/4, 2800sf, $2495/mo.
4/2.5, $1575/mo.
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REWARD! I am a lost Border Collie mix Anthony J. Gervasini
5 months old. Please call my Mommy!!" 2147 Bertha Street
343-3865, 422-0835. Jacksonville, FL 32207

The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader

January 3, 2007

Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
Bch location. 2yrs min. exp. Please call
367-1722 or fax resume to 367-1739.

Taxi Drivers needed to work Beach and
Intercoastal areas, at least 23 yrs. old,
good driving record. Call 249-0360.
Non-smoking office. M-F 8:15-5:15. $7/hr.
Fax resume 247-6535 or mail to 599 At-
lantic Blvd., #4. Atlantic Beach, FL. 32223.
WE'VE RAISED pay for Florida regional
drivers! Home every weekend! Home dur-
ing the week! Strong consistent freight!
95% to touch! Preplanned freight! $.43 per
mile Heartland Express (800)441-4953

DRY CLEANERS experienced counter
help. Full time, benefits. The Cleaners,
1519 Penman Rd. Call Mrs. P. 246-1705.

ARE you looking for a career with ad-
vancement opportunity? SUBWAY
recruiting Managers, Assistant Managers,
full and part-time Clerks. If you are friend-
ly, reliable and a great team player then
we would like to talk to you.
1067 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville Beach, FL
Please apply in person from 9am-11am
Monday through Friday.
TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.
We clean top to bottom! Our jobs sparkle.
If you take pride in your work call me. No
weekends, M-F, 7:30am- 4pm. Good pay,
must have car. Random drug testing. Ask
for Pete 607-1919.

SALES PERSON needed. Full time, Part
time. Apply in person Sea Shells & Coral,
230 North Boardwalk, Jax Beach.
SERVERS. MARSH Landing Country
Club in Ponte Vedra Beach is now hiring
for full-time and part-time servers. Apply
in person at the Clubhouse Tuesday Sat-
urday. Call 285-6514 for directions. Drug
EXPERIENCED AUTO Detailers. Full &
part time. Will train. Must have valid driv-
er's license & transportation. Only serious,
responsible, hard workers need apply.
Eric, 716-4413.
OFFICE ASSISTANT/ Customer Service.
Beaches area. Answer phone, Word/ Ex-
cel necc. Good pay & benefits. Fax re-
sume (904)249-8870.



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DRIVER BYNUM Transport needs quali-
fied drivers for Central Florida Local & Na-
tional OTR positions. Food grade tanker,
no hazmat, no pumps, great benefits,
competitive pay & new equipment.
(866)GO-BYNUM. Need 2 years experi-
Office Manager
Local Swimming Pool Company located at
the Beaches, looking for Office Manager
for high paced Pool Service Maintenance
and Repair Division. Duties include sched-
uling service technicians for repairs, man-
aging departmental billing, handling cus-
tomer requests and performing office sup-
port functions for this department. Need
excellent customer service and organiza-
tional skills, computer experience with
Word, Excel, and Accounting software. Of-
fice management experience required. Ex-
perience working in a service type envi-
ronment, such as plumbing, electrical,
HVAC a major plus. Email resume to ju- or fax to 904-249-
8801 or complete application at SurfSide
Pools 313 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville
Beach, FL 32250. Compensation depend-
ent on experience. Benefit package avail-

Commercial Lines CSR. Minimum 4-40 Li-
cense required, growth opportunity, excel-
lent compensation package. DFSFWP,
Fax resume: 285-3572.
SERVERS, LINE Cook, Dishwashers,.
Fine Dining. JJ's Bistro. Ponte Vedra,
273-7980. Gate Parkway, 996-7557.
through the week! Drop & Hook Loads!
Great Pay/ Benefitsl CDL-A, 3 years expe-
rience., 800-241-5624



TEACHER FOR early learning center.
Must have CDA or AS, and be child cen-
tered, patient, energetic, and ready to
play. 1851 Beach Blvd. Jax Beach. Email: or call 242-9645
PEST CONTROL Lawn Technician
needed, opportunity to learn a trade with
reat career potential for hard worker,
10/hr. to train, medical, dental, retire-
ment, life, 26K+. Must have valid FL driver
lisence. Call 726-9332.

Full time 3pm to 11pm, Monday-Friday at
a premier retirement community Health
Center. Excellent benefits and pleasant
work environment.. Applications at Fleet
Landing Security Gate, One Fleet Landing
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233; Fax to
(904)246-9447; email: EOE/ Drug-Free
EXP. TEACHERS needed full & part time.
KinderCare Atlantic Bch. Call 249-0888.
LUNCH and Dinner Line Cooks & Kitchen
Utility. You make good money working-
with good people in a busy waterfront res-
taurant. 285-0139.
busy 10 year old waterfront restaurant,
good steady pay, casual atmosphere.
Great chef will assist in your success.
ABSENT ANSWER is looking for happy
people to work FT/PT flexible shifts. Will
train. Great pay. Call today 270-2357.
CARIBBEE KEY looking for experienced
Line Cooks & Dishwashers. Apply in per-
son between 10am-4pm M-F, 100 First St.
N., Nep Bch.
employs individuals in a variety of posi-
tions. For a listing of current opportunities
please visit us in person 11 N. 3rd St., 2nd
floor, call 247-6263, send an email to:, or visit our web-
Drug free work environment, EOE, VP.
NOW HIRING All shifts, all positions. Ap-
ply in person Monday Friday, 9am-11am
or 2pm-5pm. Ask about our 90 day sign-
on bonus.
Country Club (Ponte Vedra Beach) is now
hiring a club accountant. Must have mini-
mum 5 years general accounting experi-
ence. A/R, A/P, proficient in, Excel, proc-
essing of daily sales, Jonas POS experi-
ence a plus but not required. Full time po-
sition with excellent benefits including
401k, sick, vac. Apply in person Tuesday-
Saturday. Call 285-6514 for directions.
Background check/drug testing/EOE
PONTE VEDRA Preschool Teacher
Assistant, CDA a plus, variable hours.
Call 285-2965.
WE ARE looking for a special person to
* manage projects and support activities of
a unique marketing company located in
Ponte Vedra Beach. Requirements in-
clude at least 3 years experience as an
administrative assistant, proficiency with
MS Office tools including Power Point and
Access, experience maintaining a data-
base, basic bookkeeping skills with knowl-
edge of QuickBooks, excellence in oral
and written communications, a commit-
ment to providing outstanding customer
service and the ability to set priorities and
meet deadlines. Please FAX a resume to
LIQUOR STORE Clerk,-Bartender, Door
Person, Must be able to work days,
nights, weekends, and holidays. Must
pass drug test and background check.
Call Robert @ 465-0149.
DRIVER ASAP 36-43cpm/ $1.20pm +
Sign On Bonus $0 Lease New Trucks
CDL-A + 3 mos OTR (800)635-8669.
experienced Teachers & Assistant Teach-
ers. F/T & P/f available. We offer a com-
petitive salary & benefits package. Call
273-6960 or fax resume to: 280-5742.
Landing Country Club. Retail sales expe-
rience and fashion merchandising experi-
ence, high end customer service, fast
paced environment, computer knowledge,
sales and purchasing of apparel. Respon-
sible for the changing and freshening of
displays, purchasing of new merchandise.
Maintain sales goals. Salaried position
with commission, FT, w/benefits. Apply in
person Tuesday -Saturday. Call 285-6459
for directions or additional information.
Drug testing/EOE

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needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits 75" high- 32" wide- 21.5" deep. Fully func-
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd. tional. Was $2699, Asking $2000 OBO,

DIESEL MECHANIC; Sunstate Carriers is
needing a mechanic to perform PM's and
light maintenance on company equipment
Benefits include Health Insurance,
401K,paid vacation and holiday call
(800)866-5050 ask for Tony.
CLASS-A CDL drivers. Now Hiring OTR &
Local Drivers- New Equipment; Great
Benefits; Premium Pay Package. Call
Oakley Transport, (877)882-6537.
2550-7A Mayport Rd. Nail Tech, Hair
Stylist & Barber. Call for details. 525-2164
ask for Diane. EOE.
NEED INTERIOR trim carpenters and
helpers. Dependable, own transportation.
Call 635-1395.
CDL-D DRIVERS: Expanding Fleet offer-
ing regional/ OTR runs. Outstanding pay
package. Excellent benefits. Generous
hometime. Lease purchase on '07 Peter-
bilts. National Carriers (888)707-7729

DRIVER: YOU want it, we have it! Solo,
teams, owner operators, company drivers,
students, recent grads, regional, dedicat-
ed, long haul. Van, flatbed. Must be 21.
CRST Career Center. (800)940-2778.

ADVERTISERS IN this category are not
offering jobs. They are offering job-related
services and may charge fees. Readers
are advised to exercise caution before giv-
ing credit card information over the phone
without knowing what specific product or
service they will receive.

ALL CASH candy route. Do you earn
$800/day? 30 machines, free candy. All
for $9995. (888)629-9968. BO02000033.
Call us: We will not be undersoldl

WARNING: WHILE this newspaper does
not knowingly accept business opportunity
ads which require you to pay a fee to get
information or that refer you to 976-or 900-
phone numbers which will result in sub-
stantial charges to your phone bill, the
newspaper cannot guarantee the validity
of offerings in this classification. If any ad-'
vertiser requires you to incur phone serv-
ice charges or pay a fee to learn the na-
ture of the opportunity, please report it to
The Beaches Leader, 249-9033.,
sale on Philips Highway, 504-2667.

LOVING, FULL Day Care forming a new 2
year old class. Beaches Academy Accred-
ited Florida Gold Seal Enrichment Center.
1725 Penman Rd, 246-3885.
ACTIVE NANNY honest, dependable,
transportation & references. $10-$12/hr.,
any area. CPR & First Aid. P/T or F/T.

NEW office open, excellent therapists.
Walk-ins welcome. 9am-6pm. A1A/ JTB,

DENTAL PLAN, only $11.95/mo. includes
vision, Rx, & chiropractic. Web site is or
call (561)674-6333. Member, BBB.
CERTIFIED NURSES Aide: I am seeking
24 hour/ day position, Monday Friday.
Will assist patient with total care. Cynthia,

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or

BEIGE FUTON, multi-colored futon
w/matching chase, antique dining table, a
shelf tower, misc. household items,
Schwinn speedster, like new, 514-5684.
BED- KING mattress set, $289. Can de-
liver. (904)391-0015.

HOME DECORATORS, heirloom sink
cabinet. Solid porcelain basin, black gran-
ite top, antique cherry, 39.5hx47wx 23.5d,
3 months old $350; king size sleigh bed,
tropical style, wood w/Herringbone rattan,
$400, 273-6022.
42" VIZIO Plasma HDTV, new in box.
$1050. Call 221-1917.
MAYTAG WASHER & Proper Dryer,
$100. Call Larry, 868-6581.
BED- FULL-SIZE cherry sleigh bed,
w/mattress & box spring. Must sell. $395.
Can deliver (904)858-9350.

ROLL-TOP DESK, oil hanging lamp, BOAT SLIP For Rent, Harbortown Marina,
chandelier, Nikon 35mm camera. Make of- 40' with water & electric, $500. 463-2845.
fer. 514-2336._____________

STEEL BUILDINGS, factory deals. Save
$. 40X60' to 100X200'. Ex: 50x100x12'=
$3.60 sq ft. (800)658-2885. www.rigid-
deposit holds till Spring. 25'x40'x12'
$4800. 40'x60'x16' $12,800. Front end op-
tional. Rear end included. Many others.
Pioneer, (800)668-5422 or

January 13th and 14th, Saturday, 9am-
5pm, Sunday 9am-4pm at the Morocco
Shrine. 3800 St. Johns Bluff Road, Jack-
sonville. North Florida Arms Collectors.
Info: (904)461-0273.
Aviator,, 4'x8', reconditioned, excellent ta-
ble. $3000 OBO. Call Joel (904)535-5293.
WALK IN BATHTUB Feel safe & secure
taking a bath. Our bathtubs have a walk-in
door, non-slip floor and seat. Free bro-
chure (877)633-4882.
6 PIECE Bedroom Set includes queen
mattress & box, new still in boxes. $499.
Can deliver. 858-9350.
LOFT BUNK bed w/desk and matching six
drawer. dresser. Honey Oak. $700.


2005 KYMCO ZX-50 Scooter with ONLY
950 Miles!!! Specs: Blue (color); 49.5cc
engine; top speed 50mph; approx. 75mpg;
2 stroke engine; added oil regularly and
changed spark plugs. Only used scooter
to drive to and from campus at the Univer-
sity of Florida. Asking $1300 OBO. Bill
Scott 904-731-7896.

1990 FORD F150 XLT V8. Auto A/C, re-
manufactured engine, excellent condition,
$3750, 241-8508.
1997 CHEVROLET Astro Van, auto, V6,
A/C, PS, PB, AM/FM/CD. Great work
truck, runs good. $3000. 219-1276.
1996 CHEVY Blazer, 4.3L, V6, 4X4, only
75,000 miles, 4-door, auto, runs great
$4100 OBO. Call 813-8280.

AUDI 2002, A4, 3.0, spotless in & out, on-
ly 42K miles, $17,800, 273-6022.

2.5 TON Bryant A/C, perfect cond., owner
switching to heat pump. $425.223-3853. 1999 DODGE Caravan, some body dam-
switching to heat pump $425. 223-3853. age, runs great, $700 OBO 343-2163.
BED- BRAND name queen set,
new, w/warranty $129. Can deliver. 2004 JEEP Grand Cherokee, Columbia
(904)858-9350. Edition w/tow package, 39K miles;
(904)858-9350. _$16,900, 273-6022.

BED- BEAUTIFUL Temp-pedic Memory
Foam mattress & boxspring, new in
plastic w/warranty. $379. Must sell.
AT&T PARTNER phone system. phones
installed for $899. 249-8877.
METAL ROOFING, Save $. Buy direct
from manufacturer. 20 colors in stock with
all accessories. Quick turn around. Deliv-
ery available (352)498-0778. Toll free
INVISIBLE FENCE, $300. Paid $1000 +
Call 242-0189 or 616-6227.
. -U =

IRS PUBLIC Auction. Unimproved real
estate of 4.8 acres to be auctioned Janu-
ary 11th at 10:00am in Naples, FL. Visit: or contact Sharon W.
ujljIygn, (954)423-773 ....
*LAND AUCTION* 300 Props Must be
Soldi Low Down/ E-Z Financing. Free Cat-
alog (800)937-1603
NRLL East:AB2509, Bulziuk:AU3448,
Johnston:AU3449, Mauk:AU3447.
GREAT FLORIDA Real Estate Auction
38+ properties at auction Many selling ab-
solute, regardless of price. Houses, Con-
dos, Farms, Acreage, Commercial, Health
Food Store, Marina, Building lots, Duplex-
es! All to be sold Jan 13th-Jan. 17th. Visit for details or
call Ben Campen Auctioneers (352)505-
0560 or (866)633-4460 Lic RE Broker
AU201 AB2118.

2000 TOYOTA 4-Runner SR5. A/C, stereo
CD, $10000, 838-9786.
2000 FORD Mustang convertible. Stereo
CD:, new trans., $6300 838-9786.
MAZDA MPV, runs good, $1800 cash,
2001 LEXUS RX 300, low miles, 57,000,
champagne color, leather, roof rack, sun-
roof, CD changer, extended warranty from
manufacturer. $18,250. (904)669-9008.
1991 CAMARO RS, 25th Anniversary edi-
tion, need some work, $2500. 247-4749. '::
2000 CADILLAC EI-Dorado, 2 door, pearl
white leather. Excellent condition. $5900
OBO. (904)838-8847.
2005 VW GTI 1.8 Turbo, 10,000mi.,
speed, metalic blue w/It.gray leather,
sunroof, more. $16,900. 998-1336.
1992 BUICK Roadmaster station wagon.
165,000 miles. $7Q00. Call 249-8256.
1991 CADILLAC Alia'nte, 2-door converti-
ble, 27,000 miles, asking $11,500 OBO,
2002 HONDA CRV LX, dark green, tan in-
terior. 33,000 miles, auto, A/C,
AM/FM/CD, power windows/ locks, cruise.
Like new. $14,950. Call 724-0444.
*, *
2001 FORD Escort, new tires, stereo, bat-
tery, brakes; excellent condition, $2500,

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SEWING MACHINE Repairs. Complete
tune-up. All makes, all models, $49.50.

We service & sell all makes & models.
Free estimate. Family owned & operated

NEED HELP? Hard work, cleaning, odd
jobs. Adam, 254-3010.
PLEASE CALL Lynne's Cleaning Service
for your cleaning needs. -Honest, depend-
able; silver polishing. Pet & house sitting
available, 343-4018.
HOUSE CLEANING, babysitting or care-
giver services. Experienced. Refs. Call
Jacqueline (904)620-7995.
FOR REASONABLE fees, call Betty Lees.
I don't cut corners, I clean them, 372-4103
or 238-6435. 0
CLEAN TO SHINE. Our company commit-
ment is 100%. Customer Satisfaction at
Affordable Prices. We clean homes, apart-
ments, offices, RV's, new construction and
restaurants. For a free estimate call 514-
7009 or (904)779-0158. We will beat any
company prices.
CLEANING BY Christopher, catering to
the beaches area, (904)725-2738.
ble. Reasonable rates, free estimates. Call
Roxanne 477-5398.

WOOD Fence Ppecialist. Install, replace.
35yrs Experience. References. Mick Out-
door Enterprises. 241-7276, 838-9599.

SEASONED FIREWOOD full size truck
load, twice the size of small truck. David
993-8348, Bubba 651-4564. Free delivery.
Seasoned oak. Any quantity. Pickup or
delivery. 994-2067.
STACKS/ Truckload or Cordwood. Pickup
or Delivery. Call 285-6427.
WINTER IS HERE! Be ready! Seasoned
firewood; cords & half cords available,
with free delivery. Call 334-3157.

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
applications, house calls, training, repairs,
upgrades, websites, graphics Free phone
tech. 904-249-3034 or e-mail:

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PALM TREES, Hedges Trimmed, Yard
Clean-ups, Mulching, Sodding, whatever it
takes, etc. Dave 249-4724.
Pam 742-7769.
WINSOR LAWN Service, Inc. Competitive
rates. Call Alan. 237-5301.
ENDLESS SUMMER Lawncare& Free esti-
mates. Professional customer service.
Mowing, edging, weeding, trimming- trees,
shrubs. Licensed & insured. Residential &
commercial. CALL US FIRST! 270-2664.

Specializing in "Complete Flowerbed
Cleaning and Workover". Lawn care,
Janitorial Service, etc. Call Hermon, 246-
4238, 612-1755.

WE DO Concrete Repair. New Driveways,
Patios, Sidewalks, Slabs, Stamp Con-
crete. Call 880-2994.

Safe roof cleaning. Deck & fence
restoration. Pressure washing. Licensed &
Insured. Call Kevin 994-0045.

free estimates, work guaranteed, licensed.
sure-washing, painting, drywall repair, tex-
ture & wallcoverings. 25 years experience.
Lic., insured, refs. (904)403-7389

NEW CONSTRUCTION, remodeling and
repaint. Residential and commercial. Men-
tion this ad. 246-1529.
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knotch work guaranteed. Painting, trim,
carpentry, wood repair, pressure washing.
Licensed/ Insured. Free estimates.

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or

ing. Most 'residential pools $25/week+
chemicals. Licensed, Insured. We make
your lifp a little easier. 285-0240.

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or

Repairs, specializing in termite damage.
CGC 1505263. Commercial & Residential.
New homes, room additions, remodeling,
stucco, siding. Any small rush repairs.
Quality Guaranteed. Affordable prices.
Free estimates. (904)234-1179. Visit us

dependable for quality repairs, service
calls, painting, improvements and miscel-
laneous jobs. DAVE. 246-6628.

C&J REPAIR Services. Carpentry, Dry-
wall, Painting, Paperhanging, Tiling, etc.
Licensed, Insured. 955-0593, 241-1461.-
QUALITY .HOME Repair: Painting, Wood
Repair, Pressure Washing and more.
17yrs. experience. Licensed/ insured.
pairs, Free Estimates. Call anytime. All
work 100% guaranteed. 904-484-6077

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
Reroof, new roof, repairs all types of roofs.
Mention this ad for a $100 discount on all
reroof or repairs over $750. Lic. CC-.
C058163 Call 246-5649.

ROOFING. IN-TOWN prices @ the
Beach. 25yrs. experience. 880-9908.

QUALITY WORK. Install, Removal, &
Painting. Residential, Commercial.
25yrs. Experience. References+ FREE
ESTIMATES. Steve, 645-0381.

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this category please call 904-249-9033 or

BIG MOVING Sale, Sat., 8-2. Tanning bed
$150, treadmill $50, desk $25, china cabi-
net $50, too much to list. 529 6th Ave N.

SATURDAY, 9AM-2PM. Doors, furniture,'
tools, much more. 1629 Beach Ave.

40' BOAT SLIP for sale, exclusive Har-
bortown Marina. $164K. 463-2845.

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