Midweek Edition January 17, 2007
Vol. 44, No. 58
Serving the communities of Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Mayport and Ponte Vedra Beach since 1963
JB officers train on Segways
See story B-1
photo by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
This Right Whale spent more
than an hour playing off the
coast at Ponte Vedra Beach
Tuesday,. near the Plantation
Beach Club and Mickler's
Landing. Right Whale expert
Frank Gromling is scheduled to
speak at 11 a.m. Thursday at
the Palm Valley Senior Center,_
148 Canal Blvd., Ponte Vedra.
The event is free, and the public
Do you know this man?
Jacksonville Beach police are
seeking him in connection with
a bank robbery last week. See
also starts back so
2 officers to be in
area at all times
by LIZA MITCHELL
Two Jacksonville Beach police
officers assigned to a new communi-
ty policing detail are earning their
ticket to ride in the city's downtown
Officers Jeremy Garriott and
Ronald Edu began specialized train-
ing Tuesday to learn how to operate
the new Segway people movers as
part of the Downtown Community
The full-time officers will patrol
the area using a variety of trans-
portation, including the personal
transportation systems, to increase
the police coverage in the city's
To ease flooding
by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
The Mayport Waterfront Partnershit
asked the state to resurface a portion of
because of heavy flooding that is preve
people from entering and exiting Ma
Village, according to Edward Lukacovic,
works for the city of Jacksonville's Plai
and Development department.
There is.a gradual dip in the surface of
wet-of -Mayport Road, close to the Vi
and when the tide is high or there is a ]
storm surge, a portion of the road goes
pletely underwater and can be as deep a
feet, Lukacovic said.
"It's getting steadily worse," he said c
The project is still in the process of
design, Lukacovic said, but in the pas
weeks a drilling company has been surv
and testing the portions of the road that
to determine levels of "muck" below the
The most likely solution is a barrier
would separate the road base material
the gravel and silt, he said. However, the
not any final test results yet.
will provide tax increment
funds to cover the operat-
ing expenses for the pro-
gram through 2013.
Merchants want end to
Carey Coleman, a Segway dealer
in St. Augustine, offered instruction
on the basics of operating a Segway
from starting to stopping.
"In 10 minutes you won't even be
thinking about how to do this,"
Coleman said as Garriott made his
first shaky run through the station's
parking lot. "It'll be a piece of cake."
Sgt. Bill Bailey of the Daytona
Beach Police Department was also
on hand to provide assistance
because the new officers will utilize
two Segways on loan from that
agency, said Cmdr. Steve Corbitt.
Garriott and Edu are expected to
complete their training in the next
two weeks before hitting the streets
on the Segway.
Segways travel on two wheels
with an eight-inch platform where
the rider stands. They can reach up
to 12 mph and will also be equipped
with blue lights and siren.
The City Council recently
approved $176,616 in tax increment
funds to establish the Downtown
Community Policing Initiative.
The additional officers will bring
the city's police force up from 59 to
61. Corbitt said only veteran officers
will be eligible for the downtown
Corbitt said the officers will patrol
the entire Downtown
Redevelopment area from 14th
Avenue North to 19th Avenue South
40 hours per week.
See SEGWAYS, A-3
5 ,. ',
Photo by LZA MITCHELL
Jacksonville Beach Police Chief Bruce
Thomason takes a spin on a Segway people
mover Tuesday at the station headquarters.
ARTISTIC PENNY PINCHING
Artist Mary Proctor helps second grade students T'andi Williams and Tanner Jackson place pennies on an art
piece for Atlantic Beach Elementary School. Proctor, a folk artist and missionary, recently visited the school. In
the program arranged by Artlife, the artist involved first and second grade students in one of her art pieces
'which will remain at the school. The piece is a wooden door depicting children and their teacher fully embel-
lished with pennies. The students helped with the placing of the pennies.
Photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Fit for a King: Members of The Hope Chapel Mass Choir of Jacksonville help celebrate Dr.
Martin Luther King's 78th birthday in an ecumenical service held Monday at St. Paul's By-The-Sea
Episcopal Church and co-sponsored by St. Paul's sister church, St. Andrew AME of Jacksonville
Beach. See more event pictures in the photo galleries at www.beachesleader.com.
Oar House's closing ends Palm Valley era
FROM STAFF The 2.5-acre property, listed from the restaurant, said thin
The Oar House on Mickler for sale at $2.995 million, has an won't be the same without tt
Road bid its customers a final assessed valuation of $187,000, Oar House.
farewell Saturday, closing the according to the St. Johns "I'll have to sell my house
doors on the 47-year-old busi- County Property Appraiser's he said.
ness and closing another chap- Web site.
ter in the saga of Palm Valley. Listing broker Chris Beladi
An. outdoor farewell party said Tuesday the property has
Saturday afternoon, featuring not been sold.
live music, steamed oysters and Because the site is zoned com-
free-flowing libation, attracted mercial, it cannot be used for
dozens of patrons, many of condominiums or apartments.
whom had frequented the Belachi said, however, that it
restaurant and bar for years. could accommodate retail shops
Rumors about the Oar House's with living space on an upper
possible demise were fueled in floor.
recent months by a "For Sale" At Saturday's party to say -
sign outside the one-story struc- good-bye to the Oar House,
ture tucked among moss-draped those attending had a variety of
oaks west of State Road AlA. reactions to the shutdown.
But with the Atlantic Ocean "I'm goin' fishing, said Jason
about a third of a mile away, Bass, the most recent Oar House
and surrounding land values manager.
approximating those further "I'll probably go to the
north, it was only a matter of [American] Legion," said
time before this remnant of old Edmond Granger, a 15-year reg- A guest enjoys an oyster
Palm Valley would give way to ular. (above) while music was pro-
the pressures of upscale develop- Dominic Paracano, whose vided by Terry Wood, Paul
ment. domicile is just across the street Maggi and Grant Zacharius.
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Higl: 54 Low: 52
High: 61 Low: 49
High: 63 Low: 45
High: 56 Low: 41
High: 62 Low: 45
Day High Low
Monday 72 46
Tuesday 64 39
Wednesday 54 35
Thursday 69 38
Friday 76 49
Saturday 76 54
Sunday 75 52
Rainfall for the week ............................0.09"
Normal Rainfall for the Week* ............0.84"
Departure from Normal for the Week ...-0.75"
Rainfall for the Year ..............................1.43"
Normal Rainfall for the Year* ..............1.63"
Departure from Normal for the Year .....-0.20"
Normals for Jacksonville Beach
Main Foecs Tde hi We
Wind: NE 20-25 kts Seas: 6-9 ft
Wind: N 10 kts Seas: 5-7 ft
Wind: NW 10-15 kts Seas: 3-5 ft
Wind: NW 15 kts Seas: 3-5 ft
Wind: N 5-10 kts Seas: 3-5 ft
Friday ... .620
6:28 am 12:01 am
7:15 am 12:50 am
8:00 am 1:38 am
8:45 am 2:24 am
9:30 am 3:11 am
10:16 am 4:00 am
11:03 am 4:52 am
AROUND THE BEACHES
No waves allowed
on NB roads
tie patrol volunteers.
The educational center is
located at 505 Guana River
RdA nff St tC4.f Dr.-l A1 A
The city of Neptune Beach n., 'o o, ,, ,,
passed an ordinance to pre- about12ickler Road. mles south of
vent speeding -through wakes Mickler Road.
during flooding last week.
The ordinance was proposed Volunteers needed
because Police Chief David The St. Johns County
Sembach noticed a problem, Council on Aging, 180 Marine
mainly on First Street, with St., St. Augustine, needs volun-
vehicles intentionally speed- teers to assist with a Tuesday
ing through water during afternoon Bingo program,
flooding to create wakes. which runs 12:30 p.m. to 4:30
Some of the wakes were break- p.m.
ing over people's porches and Computer Lab volunteers
causing damage to their .are needed frqm 9:4o a.m to
homes, Sembach-said in a pre-- 1 a ..on..M da
,viou rieting:' .ednesday.and-.i ....
The ordinance establishes a Volunteers are also needed
fine of $50 for a first offense, to deliver Meals on Wheels off
$75fine of $50 for a first offense, County Road 207 and in the
$100 for a third and any subse- Hastings area.
quent offense. To volunteer or for informa-
While the current speed tion, call Kay Green at 823-
limit on First Street is 20 miles 2228.
per hour, the proposed ordi-
nance says that it is unlawful Star party scheduled
for any vehicle to drive at a The Guana reserve south of
speed that would create a Ponte Vedra Beach will offer a
wake. The intention of the telescope viewing of the night
ordinance, which mirrors sky starting at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Jacksonville's, is primarily for The star party will begin
people who are purposefully with a brief program inside the
causing a problem, although Environmental Education
everyone is accountable. Center, 505 Guana River Road,
everyone is accountable.-4 -+
Sea turtle seminar
Allan Foley with the Florida
Fish and Wildlife
will teach residents about tur-
tle stranding and salvage
Saturday at the Guana Reserve
The free, two-hour event is
open to the public and would
be of special interest to sea tur-
Lunch & Snacks
Jan. 22 June 1
dclU tieII guests will heat out-
side to the telescopes to check
out planets, stars, nebulae,
galaxies and more.
Reservations for the event,
which is open to the public,
are $5 and can be made by
calling 823-4500. Personal
telescope equipment is wel-
Guana drainage cleared
Weed harvesting in the
Guana drainage basin is being
LIMITED SPACE -
LEARNING CENTER, INC.I
1851 Beach Blvd.
(across from Adventure Landing)
Year round programs
for ages 6wks 5 years
(infant room 7:30am 6pm)
Keyless Entry System
95% UV Filtering
The 2007 Oxygen Ball Planning Committee gather recently to plan the 9th annual fundraiser.
Standing from left are Anne Urban, Susan Froman, Joanelle Mulrain, Laura Mitrick, Nicole O'Neil,
Cindy Hamilton and honorary chair Joe Mitrick, administrator for Baptist Health Downtown). Front
row, from left, are Cheryl Pearson, Lisa Epstein, John Griffis and Kurtis Loftus. The Oxygen Ball
in support of the American Lung Association of Florida will be held St. Patrick's Day at the
Sawgrass Marriott Resort, 7 p.m. It will feature dinner, dance and auctions. Call Cheryl Pearson
at 743-2933 for more information.
done this week by the St.
Johns County Public Works
The channel will be cleared
from just north of the intersec-
tion of State Road A1A and
Mickler Road to golf hole No. 4
at the Sawgrass Country Club
course to the north.
Weed harvesting of the
channel is necessary for flood
prevention of the surrounding
For more information call
PV road construction
The. following roads in the
Ponte Vedra area will be
worked on this week:
San Juan Drive, Solana
Road, Pablo Court, Pablo
Drive, Pablo Trace, Ponte
Vedra Circle, Miranda Road,
and San Diego Road will be
undergoing pavement rehabil-
Sanitna Way, Old Dixie
near U.S. 1, and 177 Roscoe
Blvd. S. will be undergoing
South Roscoe Boulevard
between Landrum Lane and
Canal Boulevard will be closed
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The Beaches Democratic Club welcomes newly elected officers and board of directors for
2007. President, Peyton Hopkins, Vice-President, Kathy Carrithers, Treasurer. Shirley
King, Secretary, Francis Wiggins, Directors, Mary Ellen Parrish, Deborah Courtney, Diana
Townsend, Frank Lorr, Lyn McClure. The club met Tuesday at the Adele Grage Cultural
Center in Atlantic Beach. Presentations were to be made by the Beaches Women's
Partnership and Travis Bridges, Acting Chair of Duval Co Democratic Party. For more
information or to join the Beaches Democratic Club, call President Peyton Hopkins at 249-
King celebration rocks St. Paul's
at program emphasizing unity
St. Paul's By-The-Sea
St. Andrew AME
New Community Baptist C
Rev. Michael Johnson ga'
members of the congregation
bors while he spoke
Palm Vallevy Batist Churct
by CHUCK ADAMS Rev. Jeffrey Witt gave the
STAFF WRITECHUCK R DMS The Revival Center of Atla
STAFFThe mood ranged from loud Bishop Pery Golden
and joyous to quiet and Reconciliation.
somber Monday whenan ecu-
menical gathering of preach- in
ers, singers, bell-ringers and Music included:
congregation members hon- The music was provided by,
ored the birthday of the Rev. Mass Choir of Jacksonville, th
Martin Luther King Jr. Paul's church choirs, Praise Tea
I King was 39 when he was Baton Rouge songstress Kelly I-
assassinated in Memphis April
"A Day of Remembering
and Celebrating the Life of Dr. extremely excited to see this
Martin Luther King Ir." was. community support ad,14ut
held at St.. Vajl'is By-The-Sea. r 3 r a ft, r 'I'?,
Episcopal Church, sai.. .. ..
Jacksonville Beach. "Dr. King's legacy and the
The service was cospon- life he lived, the dream he
scored by St. Andrew AME had in his heart is one that, I
(African Methodist Episcopal) believe, all of us, as
Church, also of Jacksonville Americans, must continue to
Beach. put forth.
"We are here to celebrate "Whether it's our soldiers in
the birth and short life of Dr. Iraq or Afghanistan or those
King," said Myrtle Collins of police officers patrolling the
St. Andrew AME. streets, the underlying heart-
"The years following his beat of our soldiers; as well as
death equal his life span," she Dr. King, is that every human
said. being has a right to be free.
"It's a wonderful opportuni- "I think that's important for
ty to gather with our brothers us to remember, during these
and sisters from across times we live today. And that
Jacksonville and the Beaches we can indeed live in a coun-
area to celebrate [King's birth- try like America, where free-
day]," said the Rev. Penny dom is made available to all."
Pfab, pastor of St. Paul's. Among those taking part in
Keynote speaker Bishop the service was the Rev.
George Davis, senior pastor of Jeffrey Witt, senior pastor of
Faith Christian Center of Palm Valley- Baptist Church,
Arlington, said he was happy who gave a Scripture reading.
to see the King celebration Also, the Rev. Michael
continue for its fourth year at Johnson from New
St. Paul's. Community Baptist Church,
"This is an occasion I'm Atlantic Beach, gave the invo-
cation, and Bishop Percy
Church of Atlantic Beach
ve the Invocation and called on
to hold hands with their neigh-
i, who gave the Prayer of
among others, the Hope Chapel
Le combined St. Andrew and St.
am of Faith Christian Center and
Golden from The Revival
.C'pitei of Atlantic Beach gave
..,,pray r ,ot reconciliation.
Jacksonville Beach city
council member Steve
Hartkemeyer offered greet-
Davis said he couldn't wait
to get to heaven if the music
performed at'the service were
any indication of what is to
The offering taken at the
event will benefit the Hope
Chapel Mass Choir,
Jacksonville Beach's Mission
House and the Rhoda L.
Martin Cultural Heritage
Center, Jacksonville Beach.
"We're going to get together
soon to try and plan some
things jointly," Simmons said
of what lies ahead. "For exam-
ple, our choirs singing togeth-
er today. They practiced the
other night, and both choirs
enjoyed the relationship. So
we're going to start doing
some things with them. And
it's been suggested we take the
program down to the Beach
area [i.e. the Seawalk
Pavilion]. So who knows?"
Along South Beach Parkway in Jacksonville Beach
Sidewalk planned. for south end
by LIZA MITCHELL
Landscaping and a new side-
walk are to be added to the
'eastern portion of South Beach
Parkway between Jacksonville
Drive and J. Turner Butler
An appropriation of $6,000
was to be considered last night
,by the Community
Redevelopment Agency (CRA)
for Prosser Hallock Inc. to pro-
:ceed with the project design.
The former sidewalk was
]removed during the construc-
tion of the Marsh Landing
"Parkway/South Beach Parkway
' "The severe slope of the
landscaped berm adjacent to
South Beach Regional
Shopping Center would have
.required cutting into the berm
;and constructing an expensive
,.retaining wall along the east
side of the sidewalk," Planning
.and Development Director
Steve Lindorff said in his staff
"Right now, pedestrians and
bicyclists have to go into the
shopping center parking lot to
continue south on this side of
South Beach Parkway."
Construction of the side-
walk, the regrade of the berm
and the re-landscaping are to
be completed as a single proj-
ect in conjunction with land-
scaping of the shopping center.
The CRA is expected to fund
the design, acquisition of a
construction easement and
sidewalk installation. A cost
sharing plan will be developed
for the landscaping once the
design and cost estimate are
The installation of the side-
u 16& aB
M I Oft
walk will complete the system
in this portion of the
"The appearance of this
entry into the city is impor-
tant," Lindorff said.
Although bids for construc-
tion of the Ponte Vedra High
School have been delayed, the
target date for the school's
opening August 2008 has
"The [school] plans are out
in the hands of a number of
companies," Tim Forson, exec-
utive director for facilities and
operations for the St. Johns
County School District, said
Bids for construction of the
school were advertised Dec. 15
and are scheduled to be opened
Jan. 31, Forson said, which is a
delay from the original date of
"We'll know the low bidder
at that time," Forson said,
adding that the School Board is
' expected to award the bid Feb.
Conveyance of the donated
land, next to Davis Park about
one mile west of the
Intracoastal Waterway off
County Road 210, also was
delayed. Conveyance was to
take place earlier this month.
The item was pulled from a
School Board agenda, Forson
said, because the district need-
ed more time to complete due
diligence on the parcel, which
is the high school site prom-
ised to the School District by
the developer of Nocatee.
The school, which is expect-
ed to be zoned for Ponte Vedra
teens, is still expected to open
for the 2008-09 school year,
"Our [delayed] timing has
nothing to do with anything
except our own processes and
by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
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plans," he said. MemVIers of the iMayport
Waterfront Partnership are
working on a design for
bricks that will be sold to
Aqua East commemorate those buried
A qua Et in unmarked graves in the
Old Spanish Cemetery.
fil it The cemetery is a piece of
Mayport history, but there is
little known about who is
Aqua East Surf Shop has filed buried there, according to
a lawsuit against Lakeshore Edward Lukacovic, who
Village Shopping and two of its works for the city of
general partners and Wal-Mart Jacksonville's planning and'
due to their "disregard for a. development department.
"deed restfition" that sa6y. no, ;,Te.iemeery.'s. leyationi
buildi'ai'b 'ibetd'Wilth a was brought up when the-air
rear elevation facing to the field was built and there are
west. still tombstones under the
Aqua East is requesting that ground. The cemetery is
the court prohibit the proposed located off of Broad Street,
Wal-Mart from being built. Lukacovic said.
They also request that costs At a previous meeting, the
and attorney fees and any partnership established that
other relief be paid by the certain members would
defendants. attempt to learn more about
Continued from A-1
In addition, the existing
Assisted Policing Effort (CAPE)
team will continue to supple-
ment the new policing effort.
"The Downtown CAPE
patrol started [back with
focused enforcement] last
Monday," Corbitt said. "You
will see at least two extra offi-
cers in the area at all times."
Ongoing surveys will be
conducted of the business
owners in the area to identify
any concerns and to deter-
mine the impact on crime in
Corbitt said that there have
been reports from several mer-
chants expressing concern
over the growing level of
crime in the downtown area,
particularly around the pier
and the SeaWalk Pavilion,
He said he expects the sur-
veys to come back reporting
improvements because of the
increased police presence.
"The main problems I hear
about from customers are peo-
ple panhandling for money
and then getting- cussed at
when they refuse to give them
anything," said Bill Stevens,
owner of Beachside at 234 1st
"They've done it to me too.
You'd think some of the guys
would know me by now as
many times as they've tried.
It's an uncomfortable feeling
for a lot of people."
Stevens said the criminal
transient 'activity detracts
from the area and makes it
difficult for residents and visi-
tors to enjoy the shopping,
nightclubs and restaurants the
the records for the cemetery.'
Rosanne Hunt-Harkin, a
board member, reported
that there are some records
at St. Paul's Catholic Church
in Jacksonville Beach. The
cemetery is originally
assumed to have been a part
of the St. John's Parish.
However, due to the holi-
days, she has not been able
to make further contact
with anyone regarding the
records. She plans to con-
tinue research in the future,
Although last year the
partnership put up.:a.;manu-
merit-:to-,com tenora.teo.)l e
site, 'Lukacovic said, the
partnership is working to"
establish a logo for the
bricks, which will serve as
more individual grave mark-
ers, and sell them, most like-
ly for $50 each, to commem-
orate those buried in the
area has to offer.
"The homeless are not
homeless from this area," he
said. "They come where there
are meals to eat and places to
Maria Messer and her hus-
band Gary operate two busi-
nesses along 1st Street North
and called police repeatedly to
report crimes ranging from
drugs, theft, fighting and
other "lifestyle crimes."
"I don't think that there is
any question that this will be
an enhancement that will add
to our downtown area,"
Planning and Development
Director Steve Lindorff said.
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The flooding that. is evident on State Road A1A at the'
eastern end of the entrance to the Mayport village needs
immediate attention, according to merchants, residents
and others with an interest in the historic fishing village.
Access to the area is impeded during heavy rains or
exceptionally high tides, according to planners, and help
is needed from the state.
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Choice not a privacy matter
To the editor:
Next Monday, Jan. 22 marks
the 34th anniversary of Roe v.
Wade, when our Supreme Court
held that women have a
Constitutional right to privacy,
and that includes abortion.
The word "abortion" is not
found anywhere in the
Constitution. Interestingly, the
word "privacy" is also totally
absent. Yet, the Court said that a
Constitutional right to.privacy
is found "emanating from a
penumbra" of the liberty clause
io( he.Cons'titution. ,.,
these verbal gymnastics are a
perfect example of "judicial
activism" which simply means
that the Supreme Court started
with the political conclusion
they wanted and blatantly
twisted the Constitution to
make it fit. In short, the majori-
ty of judges who decided, the.
case had a political agenda and
manipulated our Constitution.
Notwithstanding the lack of
legal justification for the deci-
sion in Roe v. Wade one has to
ask oneself why should any
right to privacy allow an expec-
tant mother to abort her baby.
Indeed, all rights' under the
Constitution have limits- and
there are many things which
occur in private that the law
does not allow. Before society
can say that someone's right to
participate in a certain activity is
derived from his or her right to
privacy, it must first answer the
question, "The privacy to do
In the case of abortion, the
question is not whether a
woman has a right to privacy,
but whether her right to privacy
supersedes her.'child's .right, to
.1life. To say that Udoesis,9 tq rq-
tend'that every night expressed
in the Constitution has limits,
except the one which is not
expressed, but had to be con-
trived "emanating from a
Of course, the only legitimate
and decent view is that when
one individual's "choice" will
c6st another human being his
or her life, that "choice" cannot
be considered a matter of priva-
Clare M Clegg
Ponte Vedra Beach
Leader is a favorite
To the editor:
You reminded us
Wednesday (1/10/07) about
the great value we get from
reading The Leader. As new res-
idelits to the Beaches, one of
our first steps was to purchase
a subscription to the local
paper. We wanted to learn
about the community and
local events. The Leader has
done that and more.
We find the stories and arti-
cles well written and we've
attended several of the events
and meetings you regularly
print. In almost every issue
we're saving an article to send
to family and friends.
Some of our favorite sec-
tions of the paper include the
front and editorial pages,
event listings, fishing reports,
local business ads and classi-
Thank you for keeping us
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Ponte Vedra Beach,
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Longtime friend has pride of his
lifetime in U.S. space program
It started out as a collective
knee-jerk reaction from
three guys who grew up
together. "Why don't we go
down there and see him?" they
said almost in unison.
Sure, they had thought
about how far it is from Rabun
Gap, Ga., where one of them
lives, to Merritt. Island and
Cape Canaveral, Fla., where
their school buddy has lived
and worked most of his adult
life. But it was something they
wanted to do.
So they telephoned their
friend and told him they'd like
,t, cq dowrif e -was up. for
Simmons said. Come on.
What everyone knew but
Gary didn't say was that he
wasn't up for any all-night
bullshooting sessions. He had
suffered through three differ-
ent kinds of chemotherapy as
doctors tried to curb, if not
cure, the leukemia that had
ambushed his body in the
autumn of his life.
Always an active guy, he
now rests at home, retired
before he is ready, tired before
he is old, sick before he is due.
But not the least bitter or
resentful, his visitors found.
Gary was the perfect host, as
were his wife, Maureen, and
son Jonathan, as the four guys
gathered on a veranda over-
,looking a pleasant pond tinh he
front.'yard, one gopd thlro
from an orange orchard ready
for harvest. Just a few miles
down the road was the birth-
place of the U.S. space pro-
Gary was in the Navy in
1961, watching on a black and
white TV set, when. Alan
Shepherd became the first
American astronaut in space.
Gary was amazed that a rocket
could light off and return to
earth with a man inside. He
wanted to be there.
The very next year, he was in
Florida working with RCA,
which had a contract with the,
Air Force, later with NASA, to
help track space shots. A year
and a half later, he ended up
with permanent assignments
at the Kennedy Space Center.
He's been there ever since.
Ask him about the most
memorable launch, and he
doesn't hesitate: It was the
space shuttle Challenger that
exploded after liftoff on Jan.
28, 1986. Gary saw the disaster
as a flat line on his computer
screen. Ask him about the
most satisfying launch and he
says: "Getting back on track
after Challenger, making that a
nice, safe launch and getting
back in business. We just kept
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proud. No telling how many
lives have been saved, how
many medical advances have
evolved from microelectronics
developed for the space pro-
gram. The pacemaker for heart
patients is just one of them.
Gary, unfortunately; has
missed the last four launches.
He 'can see them from his
house, but it's not the same.,
"You don't know how much
I appreciate you' guys coming
down," he said to his buddies
as they prepared to:leave.
"We want to come back in
six months," one of them said.
"I'll try," Gary said.
Go on a spree for free tree
rbor Day, the occasion
on which we honor
trees, is celebrated in
Florida on the third Friday in
January, which this year is
January 19th. It started in
Nebraska in 1872 when they
suddenly discovered that
there were practically no trees
around. Apparently, when
God created the world, he for-
got to place enough there. Oh
my! Well,' we can forgive the
Almighty for that oversight.
After all, He was busy growing
apple trees in the Garden of
The Leader issue of January
12th announced'that the city
of Jacksonville Beach- will
mark. the event by giving
away trees--crape myrtles and
laurel oaks--on a first come,
first served basis at the
SeaWalk Pavilion from 10 AM
to noon on Saturday, January
20th. No proof of residency
will be required. Also, you
can leave your tree hugger's
certificate at home. Possibly,
it wouldn't be appropriate to
-carry a saw or an axe.
Since trees we raise on our
property will likely grow,
sometimes enormously, it's
important to consider careful-
ly what kinds to install and
where. Avoid planting cab-
bage palms close to sidewalks
and driveways. They develop
appendages containing lots of
little, dark-hued berries that
ripen and are shed, thereby
making a berry. bad mess of
cars and light-colored con-
crete. I learned this to my
Concerning tree choice, a
generally unsatisfactory pick,
I believe, is the sycamore tree.
When mature, it bears leaves
that are nearly as big as a
medium dinner plate. They
drop off in the fall and need
to be raked up so as not to
smother the lawn and/or
flower gardens, etc. I suspect
that certain Beaches home-
owners are sick of their
sycamores. In fact, a neighbor
of mine eventually got tired
of cleaning upithe leaves and,
before the advent of tree
removal rules, had his speci-
men eliminated. That
sycamore littered no more.
The trees distributed by Jax'
Beach seem like fine selec-
tions for this area. There are
scads of crape myrtles in
yards, and they really dress up
the countryside as they
bloom. When I first moved
here from New Jersey, even
though that's the Garden
State, I wasn't familiar with
the species. I mistakenly
assumed that its name started
with "grape" and thought,
Wow, what a great tree!
Maybe you can get both beau-
tiful flowers and wine from it!
On that note, let's toast
(and paraphrase) Joyce
Kilmer, the famous "Trees"
poet: I think that I shall never
see a poem as lovely as a tree,
especially when it's free.
M ichael Buday is suing
Los Angeles County
and California because
he wants to take his future
wife's last name! His fiancee,
Diana Bijon, talked him into it,
because her old Daddy didn't
have any boys, and this way
his family name will live on.
When I first read'about this
agreement Michael made with
his girl friend, I figured it was
something she got ,him to
agree to in the fourth quarter
of an NFL play off game. "Sure
honey I'll take your last name
along with some more chips
and another beer. Come on
guys! We have to make this
No, Michael agreed".to take
Diana's last. name in the. light
of day, probably over a lovely
Latte at Starbucks. He's even
got the ACLU helping him.
Hey, it's January and those
lawyers need a new cause, now
that folks have quit saying
USA Today reported that
California and 43 other states
pYe'tp. place on, a mar-
agq-qne for g.oomto
take the bride s surname. Tli
concerned about that too!
That means that 6 states do
give the new husband an
option. One of those states is
Massachusetts! I'm pretty sure
John F. Kennedy didn't debate
that option up in Hyannisport!
"Wait a minute Jackie, do I
someday want to be President
Bouvier or Kennedy? JFK or
The bottom. line is real men
don't take their wife's last
name. Unless it is a cool spy.
name like "Bond, Hoyle Bond!
That's shaken, not stirred!" I'm
just kidding and God save the
By the way the five other
sates that allow the man to
take his new father in law's last
name are Hawaii, Iowa, New
York, North Dakota and ..., this
has to be a typo! Ican't believe
this, the last state is Georgia!
Yes it's the home state of the
Allman Brothers, James Brown,
Herschel Walker, Hulk Hogan,
Ray Charles and Doc Holiday!
It's also the only Southern state
where men have maiden
As a car buff, I'm thankful
Michigan wasn't one of those
states that allows men to take
their blushing bride's name. If
Henry Ford had deferred to his
wife, Clara, you'd be driving a
Bryant F250. Henry produced
the beautiful luxury motor car,
Lincoln, named after the
Somehow the Todd Navigator
just wouldn't seem right. Glad
Abe said "no can do" to Mary
on that one.
Speaking of Presidents, if
George Washington had mar-
ried in the Peach State and not
the great Commonwealth of
Virginia, our nation's capitol
would be called Custis DC. Bet
you didn't even know our orig-
inal- First Lady, Martha's, birth
. Back to American cars, I was
about to give my respect to
Louis Chevrolet and Horace
Dodge for keeping their
Daddy's names, but the
Treyvoux Corvette and
Thompson Charger have a nice
Got to close out on this sub-
ject. I know this year's Super
Bowl hasn't even happened
yet, but I've got some ideas for
the Robardsville Jags next sea-
son, I'm sorry I mean
Jacksonville Jags. Good thing
Andrew didn't take Rachael's
name. If he had, I bet the sol-
diers would have called him
something other than "Old
Kathleen Feindt Bailey Linda Borgstede
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January 17, 2007
Chase opened a mortgage
office last week in Jacksonville
Beach on 4200 Marsh Landing
Blvd. Derrick Levy is manager
of the new office. Levy, a
Jacksonville Beach resident,
has more than a decade of
mortgage banking experience
including in underwriting and
operations. Chase is celebrat-
ing its opening by inviting
real estate agents and builders
to the branch on Thursday,
Jan. 25, at 4 p.m. for a ribbon-
cutting ceremony. There also
will be a special demonstra-
tion previewing an industry
tool for real estate agents.
The Beaches Division of
the Jacksonville Chamber of
Commerce will hold a Small
Business Workshop to teach
participants how to do busi-
ness with the government.
The program will be held Jan.
24 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the
Beaches Office, 325
Jacksonville Dr., Jacksonville
Beach. Cost will be $25 for
members/$35 for non-mem-
bers. For information or reser-
vations call 249-3868 or con-
Fleet Landing residents
Marilyn Heberling, Bob
Schauffler and Edith
Vardaman recently attended
the 2006 annual conference of
the Florida Lifecare Residents
Association (FLiCRA) in Vero.
Beach, where the first chapter
was formed in 1989.
Schauffler took part in a panel'
discussion on the recruitment
of chapter leaders. He also
continues to serve on the 12-
member state board of direc-
tors with special responsibility
as regional director for the six
FliCRA chapters at Continuing
Care Retirement Communities
(CCRCs) in the Jacksonville
area. Vardaman was elected to
the state board of directors at
the conference and was
assigned to assist Schauffler
with his regional director
duties. The mission of FLiCRA
is to promote and protect the
rights of residents who live in
CCRCs. Fleet Landing, estab-
lished in 1990, is home to
more than 500 adults age 62
and older. It is an independ-
ent, not-for-profit life-care
community open to all who
are age and income qualified.
Coldwell Banker Walter
Williams Realty, Inc.'s top list-
ing agent for December was
Tom Hull and top selling
agent was Tammy Allison
from the Ponte Vedra office .
That-a-Weigh Kids@, a
weight management program
for overweight children and
teens open a location at the
Beaches on Jan. 7 at Better
Image, 1100 Shetter Ave, Suite
103 in Jacksonville Beach.
Kathie K. Gibbs has joined
the Marsh Landing Realty, Inc.
sales team. Gibbs has been a
licensed realtor since 1979
and has worked at Beazer
Homes and North Florida
Builders, both in Jacksonville.
She has also worked with
other realty companies in
Florida, Georgia and Ohio.
Tootsies Shoes and
Pedicures, 240 A1A North
Suite 3, is a new business to
Ponte Vedra which sells
Exotic items were offered for display and sale during a program at Twisted Sisters last week at an
event hosted for Bali Cargo Company by Michele Bennett, from left, Bill Tester and Kim Rogers.
designer shoes, handbags and
accessories and also offers
pedicures as well. Pedicures
are available during store
hours and after hours for
"Girls Night Out." Store
hours are Monday through
Saturday 10 a.m. until 5:30
p.m. For more information
call (904) 285-3366.
Ponte Vedra Dermatology
& Aesthetic Surgery marked
its 10th anniversary with an
open house event last week.
Microdermabrasion and laser
hair removal were offered,
along with information on the
latest techniques and technol-
ogy in skin care and repair.
PVDAS is a full-service derma-
tology practice, laser center,
medical spa and on-site sur-
Cup of Joe with John: The
first Starbucks at a college
campus in Northeast Florida,
at the University of North
Florida, offers an opportunity
to sit down from 8:30 a.m. to
9:30 a.m. Thursday and chat
First-Time Home Buyers: What to know before you buy
by Charles J. Kovaleski
This year's softening Florida
real estate market may signal
some good news for first-time
home buyers, many of 'whoim
ikivebei shit 'ut b f'f titoal1
real estate market due to sky-
high home prices. ,
But now, with more invento-
ry on the market, lower fixed-
rate mortgages and sellers cut-
ting their asking prices, first-
time home buyers are starting
to emerge from their rental
properties in search of a home
of their own.
This renewed interest among
first-time buyers is a marked
change from earlier this year
when the percentage of first-
time buyers dropped to 36 per-
cent, its lowest level since 1987,
according to the National
Association of Realtors.
The 'surge in first-time buyer
activity is expected to continue
into the new year, according to
real estate experts..If you are
one of the millions of would-be
home owners, remember that
buying a home is a complicated
process that is fraught with pit-
falls for those with little experi-.
Here's how to avoid some of
the most common errors made
by first-time homeowners:
Set a budget and stick to it.
With housing prices at histori-
cally high levels, it's easy to see
how first-time home buyers can
get caught up in overspending.
Mortgage lenders typically
won't allow monthly housing
expenses to be more than one-
third of a buyer's household
monthly gross income, so your
budget is largely pre-deter-
mined by your paycheck stub.
Costs associated with buying a
new home also add to the
monthly mortgage payments,
A down payment-any-
where from 5 percent to 20 per-
cent of the home's purchase.
Property taxes, which aver-
age around 1.5 percent to 2 per-
cent of a home's purchase price.
Homeowners' insurance and
private mortgage insurance
(PMI), which is required by
lenders if your down payment
is less than 20 percent of the
Fees imposed for special tax
districts, also known as special
assessments (SAs) or special
service areas (SSAs), which are
becoming more common in
Closing costs, which include
points and other fees charged
by the lender and can add up to
3 percent of the amount you
borrow; title insurance, which
can range from a few hundred
dollars to more than a thou-
sand, depending on the pur-
chase price of your home;
inspections, $200 to $500; and
other miscellaneous fees.
Maintenance. Varies year to
year, but expect to spend about
1 percent of the purchase price
annually on maintenance and
Get pre-approved f&ra4'loahii.
MfoYC-'y r state hittdlig"'he
open houses, have a true pre-
approval for a mortgage in
hand. Pre-approval means
assembling all of the documen-
tation you need for a mortgage
commitment; once a home is
found, the only thing left to do
is get an appraisal. At this
point, you also need to deter-
mine which type of mortgage
makes sense for you: Fixed-rate
or adjustable-rate? 15-year or
30-year? Once you've
researched all of the options,
consult your real estate attorney
to discuss those options until
you are comfortable in making
Don't get duped. First-time
buyers are especially vulnerable
to no-down-payment loans,
since they don't have equity
from an existing home they can
use. In fact, nearly half of first-
time buyers bought their home
with no money down, accord-
ing to a recent National
Association of Realtors survey.
Many so-called "no-down-pay-
ment loans" are money-making
scams for unsuspecting buyers.
If you plan to use a down pay-
ment assistance program, work
with well-known entities such
as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,
the governmental agencies that
buy mortgages and package
them as investments. The pro-
grams generally offer assistance
to income-eligible families and
first-time home buyers who
have with at least $1,000 saved.
Assemble your team. Once
you are pre-approved for a loan,
gather your real estate team t6
elh yB"l"'wifh theproess'.
Contact an attorney who spe-
cializes in residential real estate,
and begin your search for a real
estate agent, inspector, apprais-
er and surveyor. Get recommen-
dations from friends, co-work-
ers and others not connected
with the deal. Interview several
and pick one whom you have
confidence in who has dealt in
the county where you are look-
ing to buy. Ask for references. In
each instance, ask what the fees
are and what specific services
they cover.. Your real estate
attorney will head up your real-
estate team-reviewing your
contract, ensuring all provi-
sions and contingencies are in
your best interest, preparing or
reviewing the closing statement
and other closing documents,
and letting you know about
seller contingencies that affect
Don't be in a hurry. One of
the biggest mistakes a first-time
home buyer can make is acting
on impulse. Buying a home
should be an ongoing process
and not something you do in
two weeks. Look at many
homes, including an assort-
ment of types of homes. Talk to
the neighbors. Visit the neigh-
borhood at various times of the
day on various days of the
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that make a neighborhood
desirable, such as ample street
lighting, sidewalks, parks or
playgrounds and little through-
When you find the home you
wafif' to buI, 'you'll miWAke .h
offer *19f"%bmitting-* Wfiis
called a "contract for purchase
and sale."; Once the contract is
signed, you're legally bound to
the terms. The document spells
out the terms and conditions of
the purchase-from the pur-
chase price all the way down to
who pays the utilities until you
take possession of the house.
The contract is also the blue-
print or road map for the clos-
ing .on the property if an issue
is not spelled out in the con-
tract, then it's not likely it will
be addressed at the closing.
However, don't think the pre-
printed terms of the contract
are written in stone. Rather, it's
how you and the seller begin
the process of negotiating the
terms of the contract that both
of you will have to live with.
Make sure you understand and
are comfortable with all aspects
of the contract-you will likely
be living with it for a long time.
Charles J. Kovaleski is president
of Orlando-based Attorneys' Title
Insurance Fund, Inc.
with school president John
Delaney. The UNF Starbucks
began operating on campus
on a part-time basis in late
December but became fully
operational as students
returned to school Jan. 8. The
coffee shop operates in the
atrium of the Thomas
Carpenter Library. The shop's
3,000 square feet include a
new student lounge with free
Patrick Carter has joined
The Kurtis Group, a
advertising and public rela-
tions firm, as a graphic design-
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web. development for an
extensive array of clients.
Carter graduated at the top of
his class from the University of
North Florida in 2005, earning
the 2nd place UNF Students'
Choice Award. Previously he
worked as an art director for
Jacksonville ad agency.
Baptist Health has
announced it is offering the
Healthy Solutions, a hospital-
based weight loss programs.
Conducted by registered
dietitians who are trained in
obesity management,the pro-
gram provides lifestyle edu-
cation, meal replacements,
personalized attention and
an emphasis on long-term
weight maintenance. The
program was developed by
Resources (HMR) a privately
owned national company.
The program uses HMR
weight-loss shakes and
entrees, along with a mini-
mum of five servings of veg-
etables and fruits. Calorie
intake for the plan ranges
from 1,200 to 1,600 calo-
ries/day. Free orientations
are planned and information
is available from the hospital
by calling 202.2140.
Vestcor, the private company
set --to redevelop Mayport
Village, has done some clean up
work on dilapidated buildings
after the Mayport Waterfront
Partnership sent letters request-
ing that the buildings be made
in a previous meeting, the
partnership discussed the health
hazards as well as the run-down
look of some of the buildings in
While the/ company cleaned
tip some of its existing build-
ings, there is no further infor-
mation on architectural plans,
which are still being drafted for
the area, according' to 'EdWard
Lukacovic;, who Works f6r the
city of Jacksonville's planning
and development department.
.The city of Jacksonville and
Vestcor have discussed entering
into negotiations regarding
Vestcor giving up a part of its
property to the city to use for
the public's benefit. For exam-
ple,. a linear boardwalk may be
constructed, according to
In return, the city would give
Vestcor property for its
stormwater retention control,
which would normally be on
the developer's property.
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PONTE VEDRA BEACH
Two Jacksonville residents
were arrested on numerous
charges Jan. 11 after a witness
saw two persons break into two
vehicles parked at the Guana
reserve's visitor center south of
Ponte Vedra Beach.
The witness saw the two sus-
pects getting into a 2002
Nissan vehicle after 3 p.m. and
head north on South Ponte
Vedra Boulevard, according to
a- police report.
Police said the driver
wrecked the vehicle and stole a
Ford Explorer in the 2400 block
of South Ponte Vedra
Deputies attempted to stop
the Ford, but the driver sped
off, according to the report.
When deputies attempted to
use "stop sticks," the suspect
swerved to avoid hitting them
and crashed into several other
vehicles, deputies said.
The vehicle later flipped and
the driver fled into nearby
woods, where he was appre-
hended a short time later,
Arrested at the scene of the
first crash was Alice R Williams,
23, according to deputies, who
identified her as the passenger.
She was charged with two
counts of principle to burglary,
petit theft and criminal mis-
The driver, identified as
Charles T. Mills, .28, was
charged with two counts of
burglary, criminal mischief,
grand theft, petit theft, driving
on a suspended license, leaving
the scene of an accident with
property damage, careless driv-
ing, fleeing and attempting to
elude, according to a report.
Both suspects were transport-
ed to the St. Johns County jail
without further incident.
Criminal mischief was
reported Jan. 11 in the 100
block of 10th Avenue N. Blue
paint was thrown on a rear
fence and on the ground near a
dumpster of an apartment
building. The wiring of the
building's sprinkler system was
Auto burglary was reported
Jan. 11 in the 800 block of
Beach Boulevard. The door
handle of a 2002 Chevrolet
Silverado was pried open to
gain access to the vehicle. A
radar detector, an ashtray and
$5 cash were stolen. Loss was
estimated at $25. Damage to
the door was estimated at
An apartment burglary was
reported Jan. 10 in the 100
block of 16th Avenue S. The
victim returned home to find a
front glass window broken and
the dead bolt unlocked. A digi-
tal camera and checkbook were
stolen. Loss is estimated at
Attempted grand theft of a
motor vehicle was reported
Jan. 10 in the 1600 block of
Ocean Drive S. An unknown
suspect tried to steal a 1986
Jeep Wrangler by breaking the
ignition switch but the efforts
Grand theft was reported
Jan. 10 at a bar in the 500 block
of 1st Street N. The victim told
police her purse was stolen
after she placed it on the bar to
play a video game. The victim's
cell phone, drivers license,
by LIZA MITCHELL
Jacksonville Beach police are investigating the
second bank robbery at the South Beach Regional
,rShopping Center in seven months .. .
The robberies both occurred in the afternoon at
adjacent branches in the 3700 block of 3rd Street
S., police said.
In the latest robbery, an unknown black male
entered the Sun Trust bank Friday at 1:13 p.m.,
demanding money from the tellers. The man did
not display a weapon but threatened to shoot the
people in the bank if they failed to get on the
ground as he ordered.
Tellers placed an undetermined amount of
money in a black bag provided by the suspect.
Police said a dye bag exploded in the bag at some
point after the suspect fled on foot through the
An image of the suspect was captured by the
bank's security surveillance system. The suspect is
approximately 6'2" and 260 lbs. and was wearing
black pants and a thin tan or beige crew neck
sweater at the time of the incident.
Police are still investigating an unsolved rob-
bery that occurred June 20 at the Wachovia Bank
branch at 3740 3rd Street South.
In that incident, a white male suspect bran-
dishing a large semiautomatic handgun jumped
on the teller's counter just before 4 p.m. and
Witnesses told police that the man was yelling
and waving the gun at employees. He produced a
brown plastic bag to hold the money before he
fled on foot through the parking lot of the shop-
makeup and $150 in cash were
Two vending machines were
reported damaged Jan. 10 at
Fletcher Middle School in the
2000 block of 3rd Street N.
Unknown suspects took a total
of $80 in cash. Damage to the
machines was estimated at
Petit theft was reported Jan.
10 in the first block of San
Pablo Circle N. Police were
investigating a possible theft of
electricity after a utility
employee observed a tampered
meter. The suspect told police
he accidentally damaged the
box and was told that repairs
were his responsibility. 'He said
a friend completed the work
while he was out of town and
he was unaware that the meter
was installed incorrectly. Police
were unable to determine if
any electricity was used.
Spencer Herman Goff, 31, of
Atlantic Beach was arrested
Jan. 10 and charged with bur-
glary to an unoccupied struc-
ture and grand theft after a a
flat screen television was taken
from a business in the 300
block of 9th Avenue N., accord-
ing to a police report. A securi-
ty camera captured an image of
a suspect smashing the front
window of a salon, entering
the business and removing a
42-inch plasma from the wall.
Officers went to the suspect's
home after spotting a truck
matching the description of
the vehicle used in the com-
mission of the burglary. Goff
had fresh, cuts on his hand
which he admitted to police
were sustained during the
break-in, the report said. He
photo submitted by police
The image from the bank camera shows the
suspect inside the bank during the robbery.
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also told police he traded the
first TV for cocaine, according
to the report.
Justin Frank Hilderbrandt,
32, of Atlantic Beach was
arrested Jan. 10 and charged
with principal in the first
degree for his role in stealing a
flat screen television from a
business in the 300 block of
9th Avenue N., according to a
Grand theft of a motor vehi-
cle was reported on Jan. 14 in
the 1100 block of Seagate
Avenue, according to a police
report. The victim told police
he parked his vehicle in front
of his apartment at approxi-
mately 12:05 a.m. When he
went to leave his apartment
later that morning, his vehicle
was gone, according to the
Possession of cocaine was
reported on Jan; 10 in the 1400
block of Atlantic Boulevard,
according to a police report. A
housekeeper at a hotel found a
clear plastic baggie containing
a white powdery substance
which tested positive for
cocaine, according to the
Grand theft of a motor vehi-
cle was reported on Jan.14 in
the 1100 block of Oceanwood
Drive North, according to a
police report. The victim's wife
heard their dogs barking and
the victim looked outside and
saw that his vehicle was miss-
ing and the tags to another
vehicle were also gone, accord-
ing to the report.
Burglary was reported on
Jan. 14 in the 500 block of
Valley Forge Road East, accord-
ing to a police report. A car
stereo was removed, according
to the report.
Grand theft was reported on
Jan. 14 in the 100 block of
Lemon Street, according to a
police, report., Both victims
were staying at a hotel. One of
the victim's discovered his car
was missing and the other vic-
tim's wallet, which was in the
car was also gone, according to
Jamaica Rose Horn, 25 was
arrested for trafficking in
cocaine and possession of a
controlled substance on Jan. 16
in the -1400 block of Atlantic
Boulevard, according to a
police report. The suspects
were staying in a hotel and
police found several different
types of drugs in their room,
according to the report.
Nicholes Carl, Holmes, 29,
was arrested for trafficking in
cocaine and possession of a
controlled substance on Jan. 16
in the 1400 block of Atlantic
Boulevard, according to a
Bernard Marvin Trotitman,
19 was arrested for trafficking
in cocaine and possession of a
controlled substance on Jan. -16
in the 1400 block of Atlantic
Boulevard, according to a
Grand theft of a bicycle was
reported on Jan. 11 in the 500
block of Lora Street, according
to a police report.
Burglary was reported on
Jan. 11 in the 300 block of
Second Street, according to a
police report. The victim's
vehicle was burglarized. Her
gym clothes were dumped out
of a gym bag and an old public
defender's identification badge
was taken out of her glove
compartment, according to a
Fraud was reported on Jan.
12 in the 800 block of Sherry
Drive, according to a police
report. The victim was
informed that he was a victim
of identity theft by the
Orlando Police Department.
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make a report with the Atlantic
Beach Police Department,
according to the report. The
suspect opened several
accounts and had credit cards
in the victim's name, according
to the report.
George Alberto Rivera, 23,
was arrested for possession of
cocaine and possession of drug
paraphernalia at the intersec-
tion of Simmons Road and
Mayport Road, according to a
Johnson, 32, was arrested for
possession of cocaine and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia
at the intersection of Simmons
Road and Mayport Road,
according to a police report.
Christopher Xavier Williams,
24, was arrested for possession
of cocaine and possession of
drug paraphernalia at the inter-
section of Simmons Road and
Mayport Road, according to a
Grand 'theft of a bicycle was
reported on Jan. 13 in the 100
block of Fifth Street, according
to a police report. Two bicycles
were stolen from the victims'
screened in patio, according to
Fraud was reported on Jan. 8
in the 1200 block of Mayport
Road, according to a police
report. A gas station owner
told police a frequent customer
gave him a counterfeit money
order. Police contacted the sus-
pect who agreed to pay the
money to the owner in weekly
increments, according to the
Vandalism was reported on
Jan. 12 in the 200 block of
Sherry Drive, according to a
police report. A Duval County
School Board safety inspector's
tires were flattened in the rear
parking lot of a school, accord-
ing to the report.
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WILLIAM DAWSON CALDWELL
OSCAR J. MEAD, JR.
Ruth Anders, 101, a native
of Jacksonville, died Jan. 16,
2007. She worked at NAS
Supply as a contract assistant
for 30 years before retiring.
Anders was a member of the
Jacksonville Beach Woman's
Club, winning many awards
for sewing and bunka art. She
was a member of the National
Association of Retired Federal
Surviving are two daugh-
ters, Nancy Lankford of
Jacksonville and Dorothy
Coughlan of Atlanta; nine
grandchildren and two step-
grandchildren; 16 great-
grandchildren and 11 great-
Graveside services will be
held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at
Beaches Memorial Park, 1504
Main St., Atlantic Beach.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be directed to First
Christian Church of the
Beaches, 2125 Oceanfront,
Neptune Beach, FL 32266.
Arrangements by Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home,
JESSICA YVONNE MINIX-TOMLINSON
Jessica Yvonne Minix-
Tomlinson, devoted mother
and wife, 35, of Ponte Vedra
Beach, died Jan. 11, 2007. She
was born March 8, 1971 in Ft.
from Lumen Christi High
School, Jackson, Mich., and
received her Business
'Marketing Degree from Ferris
'State University, Big Rapids,
She is survived by her hus-
band, John; children, Logan
*Tyler, 8, and Lauren
Anneliese, 2; mother and
father, Anneliese and Larry, of
Ponte Vedra Beach and
'Munich, Germany; brother,
Kristian, and his wife, Nancy,
of Jackson, Mich.; in-laws,
Bobby and Nancy Tomlinson
of Ponte Vedra Beach; several
aunts, uncles and cousins;
and many friends.
She touched our lives in
such a very special way, the
Mass of Christian Burial was
celebrated Monday in Our
Lady Star of the Sea Catholic
Church. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to
Our Lady Star of the Sea
Catholic Church, 545 A1A
North, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family
Funeral Home, Jacksonville
FRED "KIM" OGILVIE
Fred "Kim" Ogilvie, born
Feb. 9, 1949 in Kansas City,
Mo., died Jan. 13, 2007 in
Ogilvie is survived by his
daughter, Amy Ogilvie, and
son-in-law, Geoff Chong, of
St. Augustine; two sisters,
Maggie Ogilvie and Katie
Beatty; and their children.
In life, Ogilvie walked his
own path, the family said,
never easy but never com-
plaining. He had simple
beginnings and enjoyed base-
ball throwing and spring-
:board diving. He was an
Hawaiian flower child who
!had illness to overcome and
education to garner, said the
Ogilvie was a teacher,
friend, coach, hard worker
and successful businessman
who won plaques and tro-
phies. He gave speeches,
wrote poems, strummed gui-
tars and sang, said the family.
For Ogilvie, there were
oceans to swim, fish and
kayak, as well as hiking trails
and foreign places to visit. He
enjoyed swinging a golf club
and the hum of a fishing reel.
A celebration of Ogilvie's
life will be held at 2 p.m.
Saturday at Southpoint
Salisbury Road, Jacksonville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
gifts may be made to
Foundation, 4114 Sunbeam
Road, Suite 101, Jacksonville,
William Dawson Caldwell
died Jan. 13, 2007 at Fleet
Landing, Atlantic Beach. He
was born June 13, 1918 in
Marietta, Ga. to William and
Ida Jones Caldwell.
Caldwell served in the
Dutch Air Force, Army Air
Corps, from 1940 to 1945 dur-
ing World War II. He served
in the U.S. Air Force from
1951 to 1953 during the
Korean War and was stationed
at Johnson Air Base outside
Tokyo, Japan. Caldwell later
worked 31 years with the
Corporation, rising to the
position of General Credit
Manager and Assistant
Treasurer. He spent time with
Westinghouse Electric in
Atlanta; Columbus, Ohio and
ultimately Pittsburgh, Pa.
After retiring in 1983,
Caldwell and his wife moved
to Alpharetta, Ga. In 2001,
the couple moved to Fleet
,Landing retirement commu-
nity in Atlantic Beach.
Caldwell is survived by his
sons, William Michael
(Catherine), Joseph Reginal
(Luanne) and Jeffrey Mark. He
was predeceased by his wife of
61 years, Barbara Elice, and
son, Timothy John.
Caldwell also is survived by
13 grandchildren, John (Eoy),
Kristin, Jennifer (David),
Lauren, Jim (Caroline), Ryle,
Laurie, Todd, Charles (Jenny),
Jessica (Jamie), Travis, Lindsey
and Kyle; and four great-
grandchildren, John, Michael,
Robert and Grady.
Caldwell will be buried Jan.
20 at Arlington Memorial
Cemetery, Sandy Springs, Ga.
There will be a viewing at 12
p.m., with service following at
2 p.m. at the Patterson & Sons
Funeral Home, Allen Road,
Sandy Springs. A burial cere-
mony will be held at 3 p.m. at
MARGUERITE L. POLLOCK
Marguerite L. Pollock, 97,
born Jan. 9, 1910 to Warren
and Mary Elizabeth Langston
in Atlanta, died Jan. 14, 2007
in Jacksonville. She was pre-
deceased her husband, Adair
Pollock, and a daughter, Judy
Pollock is survived by a son,
Paul Clark (Loretta); daughter,
Margie (Robert) Bennett; six
grandchildren and three
Ann (Robert) Hansard; and
son-in-law, Jim Moore.
Pollock was a dedicated life
member of the Auxiliary at
Baptist Medical Center,
Jacksonville Beach, where she
volunteered countless hours
for many ,years. In 1983, she
held the title of President of
A visitation is scheduled at
the funeral home from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, with
a graveside service at 2 p.m. at
Beaches Memorial Park,
Arrangements by Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home,
Oscar J. Mead, Jr., 85, of
Atlantic Beach died Jan. 15,
2007 at Baptist Medical
Center, Jacksonville Beach. He
was born May 24, 1921 in
Mead received a B.S. from
Wayne State University and
an M.S. from the University of
Michigan. He was a veteran of
World War II who worked in
research and development for
the Navy and Army for nearly,
40 years. After retirement, he
was active in Kiwanis, and
NARFE in the Jacksonville
area and was a member of
Church in Atlantic Beach. .
Mead is survived by his
wife, Bettie Wheeler Mead;
daughter, Linda M. Caines
(David); son, Larry E. Mead
(Susan); and grandchildren,
Amanda and Lacey Caines
and James, Michael and
Kathleen Mead. He was pre-
ceded -in death by his daugh-
ter, Lori E. Mead.
A memorial service is sched-
uled at 11 a.m. Saturday at
Church, Atlantic Beach. The
family requests that, in lieu of
flowers, a donation be made
to the building fund for
Arrangements by Hardage-
Giddens. Funeral Home,
Stephen Venture, 55, died Valparaiso, Ind. and William
Jan. 4, 2007. He was born in Black of -Charlotte, N.C.; sis-
South Bend, Ind. and moved ters, Mary Liebold of Rome,
to Ocala, Fla. a little more Ga., Jeannie, Black of West
than 20 years ago. He served Lafayette, Ind., Ruth Black of
in the-U.S. Marine Corps in Surimerfield, Fla.. and Pam
the Vietnam War. Black of Citra, Fla.; and
Venture excelled in every- numerous aunts, uncles,
thing he did, said the family. nieces and nephews. He was
He started his own company, predeceased by his father,
Venture Financial Services, James Black.
and enjoyed having his own Interment will be held at a
private pilot's license. later date in the Florida
Survivors :'include his National Cemetery in
daughter, Tasha Dawn Bushnell, Fla., where his
Venture; her mother and step- father is buried.
father, Teresa and Daniel Arrangements by Quinn-
Parramore of Ocala; his moth- Shalz Family Funeral Home,
er, Wanda Black of Palmetto, Jacksonville Beach.
Fla.; brothers, Robert Black of
AUDREY C. WOODS
Audrey C. Woods, 81, died deceased by her husband,
HELEN LOUISE W ITCHER Jan. 16, 2007. She was born Frederick E. Woods.
March 29, 1925 in Baltimore, Visitation-will be held from 6
Md. and lived in the Beaches p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in
Helen Louise Witcher, 66, held at 2 p.m. Thursday at area for more than 50 years. the chapel of Quinn-Shalz
died Jan 11, 2007 at her Greenlawn Cemetery. The She was an active member of Family Funeral Home. Funeral
home. family will receive friends Christ the Redeemer Church of Services will be held at 12 p.m.
Survivors include her son, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Beach. Thursday in Christ the
Girard William Daughtry; cemetery. Family members include her Redeemer Church, 190 S.
daughters, Cheryl Renee The family requests that, in daughter, Jacqueline Michele' Roscoe, Blvd., Ponte Vedra
Foiller (benzel"Wayne)!and lieu of flowery donations' tanrordi' Casoh; 1tderf Beach. '<'- ''t...
Anne Elizabeth Daughtry; sis- 'made, in memory of Helen E. Pelham; and grand" In fio'f'fl6W r,i theakily
ter; Nancy Weiniger; three Witcher, to VFW Post 3270, children, Heather Bekius, requests donations be made to
grandchildren, Cayla Marie 915 8th Ave. S., Jacksonville Chamaine Bekius, Jacqueline Christ the Redeemer Church
Fowler, Shannon Nicole Beach, FL 32250. Bekius and Michael lardella. Benevolence Fund.
Fowler and Donald Carey Arrangements by She also is survived by sons, Services under the direction
Hooten; and four great-grand- Greenlawn Funeral Home, Terry and James Hall, and of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral,
children. 4300 Beach Blvd., daughters, Barbara and Jacksonville Beach.
Graveside services will be Jacksonville. Maurine Hall. Woods was pre-
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iNewly elected officers for the
1Beaches Republican Club
:were installed by former.
;Treasurer, Janice Rennie
,recently, The new officers are,
*from left, Rick Knight,
[Treasurer; Toni VanOrman,
;President; Nellie Lynch,
gRecording Secretary; and Ed
1Raube, Vice President. Not
pictured is Marta White, the
new corresponding secretary.
he club's next meeting is
.Thursday, Feb. 8 at the Adele
sGrage Cultural Center. Art
:Graham, Jacksonville City
Councilman from District #13
4is scheduled to speak. The
,public is invited to attend and
.meet the councilman.
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Eileen Lucille Tucker (79) ofAtlantic Beach passed into
Eternity on December 29, 2006 with her daughter,
Tehani, and Father Ron Camarda by her side. Due to
several strokes and the onset of Alzheimer's Disease,
Eileen has been in the care of the supportive and caring ,
staff of Fleet Landing for the last 10 years, and under the
loving care of Hospice for the last 3 years. Eileen was
born in Detroit, MI and her family moved to Florida in ..
1945. She was preceded in death by her parents Stanley
B. and Josephine M. Bozk. Eileen was a graduate of
Jacksonville University and retired from the Department.
of the Navy in 1987 after 35 years of excellent and honorable service. Her last 27
years of Civil Service were spent at Mayport Naval Station where she went from Chief
Operator to Telephone Communications Specialist. She then worked for the Marriott
Sawgrass in the PBX Department from 1987 until 1995. Eileen was involved in the
, church her entire life and belonged to Christ the Redeemer Church in Ponte Vedra
Beach. She sang in the choir, loved ceramics, dancing, watching Florida State football
and working in her yard. Her greatest love was her daughter Tehani and she was
always involved in all of her daughter's activities and endeavors. Eileen will be missed
by a large circle of family and friends. Eileen was predeceased by Ralph W Tucker,
Tehani's father. She is survived by her daughter Tehani Tucker (John) Kisor and her
grandchildren, Jacob William and Jenna Elizabeth of Palm Bay, FL. She is also
survived by her sister Chickie Dee (Robert) Williamson of Memphis, TN and several
nieces, nephews and other relatives. A Christian Memorial will be held on Saturday,
January 20, 2006 at 1:00pm at Christ the Redeemer Church, 190 South Roscoe Blvd.,
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL with Reverend David Sheffield officiating. In lieu of flowers
memorials may be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida.
Services under the direction and care of
A Family Funeral Home &d Cremation Centre
3rd St. at Ponte Vedra Blvd.
The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader
January 17, 2007
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 17
Einstein Alive: "Einstein
Alive," sponsored by the Ponte
Vedra Public Education
Foundation, concludes a two-
day run in Ponte Vedra Beach.
"Professor Einstein," who was
at Rawlings and Ocean Palms
elementary schools Tuesday,
speaks of his life and guides
audiences through the adven-
tures of his mind. Wednesday's
audience, at 1:30 p.m., is sev-
enth graders at Landrum
NARFE meets: National
Active and Retired Federal
Employees, Chapter 1671,
meets for lunch at 12 p.m. at
the Golden Corral Restaurant,
14035 Beach Blvd. Visitors are
welcome. For information, call
THURSDAY, JAN. 18
Green Living: The Ribault
Garden Club features "Green
Living" by Sara Boem of the
Green Team Project. The public
is invited to attend the pro-
gram, held at the club's head-
quarters at 705 2nd Ave. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. For infor-
mation, call 246-4641.
Healing Arts open house:
Dr. Andrea Schaeffer-Pautz, of
the Persephone Healing Arts
Center, plays host to an open
house from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Pautz is board certified in inter-
nal and holistic medicine. The
center is at 485 6th Ave. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. For infor-
mation, call 246-3583.
River City G.O.P.: The River
City Republican Club meets at
7 p.m. at the Regency-area
Piccadilly Restaurant, 200
Monument Road. New club
officers will be sworn in at the
gathering, guest speaker for
which is Donald Foy, new vice
chairman of the Duval County
Committee. Foy also is
Jacksonville chapter president
of MAD DADS. Club member-
ship is open to all who believe
in the principles of the
Republican Party. For informa-
tion, call club president George
Davenport at 221-1617 or
membership chairman Mary
Jane Travis at 246-3821.
SPCWA special program: The
Sawgrass Players Club Women's
Association meets at 10 a.m. in
the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
Library's Community Room,
with a special program begin-
ning at 10:30 a.m. that features
Bill Hughes, General Manager
of TPC Sawgrass, and Gail
Deckley of the TPC's Sales and
Marketing area. The two will
give an overview of the renova-
tions and additions being
made to the TPC, which will
host The Players in May. The
public is welcome to attend the
Stress Reduction: Dr.
Barbara Bishop makes a presen-
tation on "Mindfulness-Based
,Stress Reduction: Eight Weeks
Can Change Your Life" from 7
p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ponlte
FREE VISION SCREENING
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 17
I AFree Vision Screening: Free v
). screening and glaucoma scree
sponsored by the Vision Is Pri
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a p.m. at the Neptune Beach S
FI E Activity Center. Those who
glasses need to take them tC
screening, and- those who wear
tact lenses need to remove them prior to
~--r-- "T screened No appointments are necessary.
'-. t Senior Activity Center is at 2004 Forest Ave. an
,i J be contacted by calling 270-1688.
Vedra Beach Branch
Library. For informa-
tion, call 904-280-
FRIDAY, JAN. 19
vision Dinners at Fleet
ning, Reserve: Fleet Reserve
celess Association Branch
1. to 3 290, 390 Mayport
senior Road, Atlantic Beach,
wear hosts dinners from 5
o the p.m. to 8 p.m. each
con- Friday in January. The
being Jan. 19 offering, by
The the Ladies Auxiliary
d can Fleet Reserve
Association, is steak
for $10 or Fish Fry for
$8. Fish Fry for $8 also
is offered Jan. 26. The
public is invited.
FCHEA seminar: The First
Coast Higher, Education
Alliance, an amalgamation of
14 higher education institutes
devoted to the promotion of
higher education on the First
Coast, hosts a seminar from
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Davis
School of Business at
Jacksonville University. Subject
of the seminar is "Promoting
Awareness of Higher Education
Opportunities in North
Florida." Human resources rep-
resentatives and others have
been invited to the seminar,
which is open to the public.
John Haley, vice president of
business recruitment for the
Cornerstone division of the
Jacksonville Regional Chamber
of Commerce, will speak. For
information, call Sara Davis at
904-399-0005 or e-mail
SATURDAY, JAN. 20
Ataxia Support Group: The
Ataxia Support Group of
Northeast Florida meets at 1:30
p.m. in the Ocean Grove
Condominiums clubhouse in
Ponte Vedra Beach. The group
extends an invitation for fel-
lowship, and the meeting
offers a speaker anti refresh-
ments. For information, call
Lecture Series: The Cummer
Museum's Egyptian Lecture
Series concludes with the lec-
ture, "Lives of Objects: Artists
and Patrons in Ancient Egypt,"
at 11 a.m. in the auditorium of
Jacksonville's Main Library, 303
N. Laura St. The exhibition,
"Temples & Tombs: Treasures
of Egyptian Art from The
British Museum," is on view at
The Cummer through March
18. The cost of the lecture is $5.
For information or to purchase
tickets, call 904-355-0630.
Drill Meet: Nease NJROTC
hosts a Drill Meet, at which 16
schools will compete, from 8
a.m. until approximately 3
p.m. A special performance by
the Naval Academy Silent Drill
Team takes place between 2:30
p.m. and 3 p.m.
Flamenco classes: Naomi
Vail of Flamenco de la Costa
teaches Sevillanas, the tradi-
tional folkloric dance of Spain,
Saturday afternoons through
February. A children's class is.
held at 12 p.m., one for adults
at 1 p.m. The cost is $12.
Flamenco de la Costa is at
10131 Atlantic Blvd. For infor-
mation or to register, call Vail
at 904-730-9786. The website is
Kayak Tour: Guana
Tolomato Matanzas National
Estuarine Research Reserve, in
partnership with Friends of
GTMNERR and the Coastal
Outdoor Center, offers a kayak
tour, "Guana River: An On-
Water Nature Experience,"
from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The event begins inside the
Educational Center, and partic-
ipants will have access to dou-
ble kayaks. The $45 cost for the
event, which for ages 15 years
and up, includes all kayaking
equipment, instruction, reserve
entry fee, tour and bottled
water. Sunscreen, hats, sun-
glasses, cameras and binoculars
Reservations must be made in
advance by contacting the
Coastal Outdoor Center at 904-
Red Cross courses: The
American Red Cross offers a
day of courses that can save
lives from: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. at the USO, 2560 Mayport
Road, Atlantic Beach. The
courses include Adult. Infant,
and Child CPR, as well as list,
Aid with Automated External
Defribrillator (AED). Anyone
with military ID receives a $5
discount. For information or to
register, call the Mayport
Service Center at 904-246-
Teen Council: Atlantic
Beach Parks and Recreation
offers Teen Council Movie
Night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at
Bull Memorial Park, located at
the corner of Ocean and
Turtle Stranding and
Salvage: Guana Tolomato
Matanzas National Estuarine
Research Reserve offers a Turtle
Stranding and Salvage educa-
tional session from 2 p.m. to 4
p.m. The speaker will be Allan
Foley of the Florida Fish and
Commission. The event, which
is free and open to the public,
should be of special interest to
Sea Turtle Patrol volunteers.
For information, call 904-823-
SUNDAY, JAN. 21
Breathing for Peace: A six-
week Introductory Meditation
class that ends March 4 will be
held at Cobalt Moon Center,
Sky Studio, 217 First St.,.
Neptune Beach. Hours of the
Sunday sessions, conducted by
Carol Lutker of the Drolma
Meditation Center, are 1 p.m.
to 2 p.m. The fee is $50 for six
weeks or $9 per session. For
information, call 386-246-4092
GTM book signing: Guana
Tolomato Matanzas National'
Estuarine Research Reserve
(GTMNERR) hosts a book sign-
ing and lecture by Patricia.
Camburn Behnke, author of
"Tortoise Stew," from 2 p.m. to
4 p.m. The event is open to the
public, and attendance is free
with regular admission to the
Education Center. Entrance
fees are $2 for adults, $1 for
children ages 10 to 17 and free
for children under 10. The
GTMNERR is at 505 Guana
River Road in South Ponte
Vedra Beach. For information,
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Art association: The Pablo
Towers Art Association meets
from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call
246-4158 for information.
Cancer support group: The
Cancer Support Group at
Baptist Medical Center Beaches
meets at 6 p.m. at the Florida
Cancer Center in Medical
Office Building B on the hospi-
tal campus. Call 247-2910 for
Grief Support Group: Grief
Support Group meets the third
Thursday of every month at 7
p.m. in the Library of the
Family Life Center of St. Paul's
Catholic Church, 578 1st Ave.
N., Jacksonville Beach. The
group is for men and women
grieving the death of a family
member or friend. The next
meeting will be Jan. 18. For
information, call Margaret at
Kiwanis Beaches: The
Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville
Beaches meets at noon at Selva
Marina Country Club, 1600
Selva Marina Dr., Atlantic
Beach. Visit www.beacheskiwa-
nis.com for information.
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 Knights 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.
Kittens and cats that have been
veterinarian-checked and test-
ed, and that have shots and
been neutered, are available for
adoption from 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. at PetCo at Atlantic and
Atlantic Blvd. 904-220-1592
Orange Park 904-269-3222
nly. Fmndh'ment fee and monthly due s required, erms an ditions apply, See club fo, details. Faclitie., houws, sivices, and membe ships
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Team in Training: The
Leukemia & Lymphoma
Society's Team In Training
(TNT) holds meetings at 2 p.m.
at Pablo Creek Library, 13295
Beach Blvd., and at 6:30 p.m. at
The Spa at Sawgrass, 1000 PGA
Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach.
Team in Training is recruiting
for the Capital of Texas
Triathlon, America's Most
Beautiful Bike Ride, Rock 'n'
Roll Marathon and the
Jacksonville Sprint Triathlon.
For information, visit
contact Tina Perkins at 904-
MONDAY, JAN. 22
Monday Movie Matinee:
The Neptune Beach Senior
Activity Center hosts Monday
Movie Matinee at 1:30 p.m.,
weekly. Today's movie is "Little
Miss Sunshine" with "Take the
Lead" on Jan. 29. A soft drink,
candy bar and popcorn is avail-
able for $1. Reservations are
TUESDAY, JAN. 23
Financial Aid Night: Senior (
and their parents are invited to
attend the annual Financial
Aid Night hosted by Fletchef
High School's guidance depart,-,
ment at 6 p.m. in the school'i
auditorium. An expert on the
"Free Application for Federa)
Student Aid" (FAFSA) and post-
secondary financial aid will,
present information. On Jan,.
29 and Jan. 30, seniors meet in
small groups with trained vol-
unteers from Duval County'S.'
"Beacon" program. The meet.
ings will offer students ar,
opportunity to receive addi-
tional financial aid informa-;
tion, ask questions and receive
more post-secondary direction.
LTN meeting: Long Time
Newcomers meet at Selv4
Marina Country Club, where
the program is a White
Elephant Silent Auction.
Bidding begins at 11 a.m. and
ends at 11:45 a.m. All items
should be on hand by 10:45
a.m., along with ,a bid sheet
that's included in the club's
January newsletter. For infor-
mation about LTN or to join,'
call Lenore Logan at 270,1741,
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* Education ... A-12
Girls bowling strikes out at state
Gender equity inspired sport can't compete for state title
by JOHNNY WOODHOUSE
Christine Andrews teaches
Advanced Placement calculus
at Fletcher High School, but
she can't figure out why her
girls bowling team can't go to
Now in her third season as
Fletcher's bowling coach,
Andrews has led the Lady
Senators to back-to-back con-
ference titles the past two
Fletcher hasn't lost a match
in girls bowling since Andrews
took over in 2005. The 18-
member team is currently 10-0
on the season and is poised to
win its third consecutive
Gateway Conference crown on
What bothers Andrews, a
1998 Fletcher grad and a for-
mer collegiate bowler, is that
her girls can't compete for a
state title in a sport inspired
by the law on gender equity.
"I know we could do some-
thing at state," said Andrews
last week before her team
hosted Raines High in a con-
ference match at Beach Bowl
in Jacksonville Beach.
"I can't understand why we
According to Jon Fox, the
Duval County School District's
director of athletics, bowling
has always been a winter sport
A move to the fall when the
states series is held, he said,
could potentially skew the
county's federally mandated
sports participation numbers.
"We started offering girls
bowling before the state did,"
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benefits of any
-Excerpt from Title
IX of the Education
Fox said last week when asked
why girls bowling is not a '
state playoff sport. '"
"Moving it to the fall would ''
hurt our [girls participation] .
numbers in the winter. It's P:,'Z -'
something we might have to -.
look at again." V. ...
Duval County began offer-
ing girls bowling in 1999. It .,. 0 .
became a sanctioned confer-
ence sport in 2000.
The Florida High School *
Athletic Association began
holding a state series for bowl- ,
ing in fall 2003. More than .
100 schools in the state field- -r.
ed boys or girls bowling teams .
during the 2006 season. .
Paul McLaughlin, a sports .. ,.> .-
administrator with the FHSAA, photo by JOHNNY WOODHOUSE
said Duval County would Fletcher High girls bowling coach Christine Andrews (back row, far left) with her two-time defending conference championship team.
The Lady Senators are 10-0 on the season heading into yesterday home match with Ribault High at Beach Bowl in Jacksonville
See BOWLING, A-12 Beach. Also pictured: Assistant coach Emory Coppedge.
Group raising funds for Navy monument
by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
The local chapter of the Naval Order of the United
States (NOUS) is trying to raise money to erect a mon-
ument in Normandy, France to commemorate the
sailors who died on D-Day.
There are more than 60 monuments in Normandy
to commemorate those who died, but there is not a
single monument to represent the 1,068 Navy sailors
who lost their lives and are buried under foreign
Retired Capt. Greg Streeter, who is the chairman of
the project, is the driving force behind the initiative.
He has worked with several people in the area to raise
awareness and money for the project, including
Joseph Morrer, a Ponte Vedra resident who has raised
approximately $13,000 from Beaches residents.
The NOUS still needs to raise an estimated $250,000
in order to complete the project, Streeter said.
"We're trying to do a first class monument that's
going to last through the ages," Streeter said.
Streeter saw the need for a monument after a guest
speaker at an event, who had traveled to Normandy,
pointed out that there are no monuments there to
commemorate the Navy's role in the D-Day victory.
The D-Day invasion is the .largest amphibious inva-
sion in history, according to a fact sheet provided by
The bronze monument is designed with three fig-
ures, each representing a different aspect of the Navy.
One figure represents the Navy's "command and con-
trol," which symbolizes the officers who were in
charge of the planning and direction of the invasion.
Another figure depicts the combat operations and the
third figure represents the underwater demolition,
according to the fact sheet.
Retired Lt. Dick McMeekin, who was a public rela-
tions officer in Mayport, has also been instrumental
in publicizing this project.
"This is a Navy town," McMeekin said, adding that
one in every five people in the area have some con-
nection with the Navy.
He pointed out that if each person who is affiliated
with the Navy in some way, which he estimated is
about 200,000 people between Jacksonville and the
Beaches, contributed just $2, it would cover the
remaining costs of the project. So far, NOUS has
raised about $100,000.
"I think it's obligatory on the part of Americans to
recognize those heroes," McMeekin said.
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A rendering of the proposed
1 PV resident shares her 'seasonal'
recipes from Florida panhandle
Photo by KATHY NICOLETTI
Cookbook author Jo Manning has included more than 200
additional recipes in the revised edition "Seasonal Florida."
by KATHY NICOLETTI
"Seasonal Florida" is a
cookbook that tells the story
of "food that brings you back
together," according to its
author, Jo McDonald
Manning, a part-time resi-
dent of Ponte Vedra Beach.
Manning is a fifth-genera-
tion Floridian whose ances-
tors settled in Florida in
One of 10 children,
Manning grew up in
DeFuniak Springs in the
In the cookbook, she
describes DeFuniak Springs
as a place where the children
had "bicycles, tree forts, and
swimming holes and were
entertained by skeeter hawks
and lightning bugs."
At the turn of the 20th
century, the town hosted an
annual cultural event, the
Florida Winter Chatauqua.
Manning's memories of
those seasonal events from
her childhood and the deli-
cious food prepared the old-
fashioned way using the best
of what was in season were
the inspiration for the cook-
Encouraged by her hus-
band Wayne, Manning decid-
ed to put together a cook-
book that she said would
"focus on regional foods and
.emphasize fresh, local prod-
Researching the original
cookbook involved visits to.
archives and museums across
North Florida and collecting
recipes from family, friends,
and restaurants in the
"Seasonal Florida" was first
published in 1994 with
about 350 recipes. The first
three printings of the cook-
book sold close to 15,000
copies, Manning said.
This past October, a newly
revised and reorganized edi-
tion with more than 200
additional recipes was pub-
Manning recounts the fam-
ily or historical background
of many recipes in "Seasonal
Florida," adding that each
recipe has a story behind it.
There are descriptions of
tupelo honey, hearts of palm,
St. Augustine sweets, datil
peppers, perlo, scupper-
nongs, sand pears and other
foods that have a unique
place in North Florida cook-
Photographs of Manning's
family are featured through-
out the book, providing faces
to match the names of many
of the people mentioned.
Additional photographs of
.scenes and people give any-
one looking at the book a
glimpse'of the way Florida
was decades ago and the way
it is today.
The recipes are organized
in chapters with titles that
give a hint of what is to
come such as Old Timey
Favorites; Seafood, Fishes,
and Pond Critters; Southern
Garden Vegetables and
Swamp Cabbage; Perlos, Rice
dishes and Pasta; Finger
Lickin, Down South
Barbecue; and Desserts and
Some of the recipes fea-
tured are Country Ham and
Red Eye Gravy, Corn and
Tomatoes, Old Florida
Chicken Salad, Minorcan
Deviled Crab, Skillet Squash,
St. Augustine Sweets, Red
Beans and Rice, and
Granny's Banana Pudding,
Equally as interesting as
the recipes are Manning's,
descriptions of cooking in
North Florida, traveling the
"backroads," sample menus,
and lists of food festivals,
farmers markets, and farms
for picking your own pro-
duce and fruit.
"Seasonal Florida" can be
found at local gift shops and
bookstores, or ordered at sea-
The following are a few
recipes from "Seasonal
Country Ham and Red
4 large slices of .country
ham, cut one-quarter inch
3 T strong coffee
Trim fat from ham, cut
into small pieces and place
See RECIPES, A-10
January 17, 2007
Pai~e bA The Beaches Leader/onte Vedra Leader
Kathryne Jean Pettit of Ponte
Vedra Beach and David
Michael Gagnon of
Jacksonville were married
Saturday, Jan. 13, at the
Episcopal Church of the Good
Shepherd in Jacksonville. The
Rev. Bob Griffiths performed
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Algernon M.
Pettit III of Ponte Vedra Beach.
She is a graduate of Episcopal
High and Florida State
University. She is employed as
an account executive.
The groom is the son of
Sara A. Gunn and Jonathan
M. McClow, both of-
their engagement to be mar-
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Tina Bernardi of Neptune
Beach and the late Dennis.
She is a graduate of the
University of Florida and the
Florida Coastal School of Law.
She is a staff attorney for the
Fourth Judicial Circuit Court.
The groom-elect is the son of
John and Lynn McClow of
He is a graduate of Bishop
Kenny High and Valdosta State
University. He is a senior asso-
ciate with a real estate develop-
ment and marketing consult-
Brittney Jade Smith ai
Logan Scott Rose.
Elizabeth Irene Roberts of
Neptune Beach received a
bachelor's degree in fine arts
Dec. 9'from Flagler College in
Air Force Airman Adam D.
Hobbs, a 2005 graduate of
Fletcher High School, has grad-
uated from basic military train-
ing at Lackland Air Force Base,
San Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of
training, Hobbs studied the Air
Force mission, organization,
and military customs and cour-
tesies; performed drill and cer-
emony marches, and received
physical training, rifle marks-
manship, and field training
Airmen who complete basic
training earn credits toward an
associate degree through the
Gabriele Schneider of Pinellas
Park and James Gagnon of
Dunnellon. He is a graduate of
Florida State University
College of Law. He is employed
by Taylor, Day, Currie, Boyd
and Johnson. Meredith
Lynham, Venesa Daughtery,
Caroline Brame, Lauren Yerkes
and Heidi Bergs were the
bride's attendants. Alvis Bergs,
Todd Riggs, Jason Black, Dr.
Brett Puckett and Christopher
Boyd were groomsmen.
After a honeymoon to the
Virgin Islands, the couple will
reside in Jacksonville.
Sara Gunn and Jonathan
No wedding date has been
Brittney Jade Smith and
Logan Scott Rose, both of
Jacksonville, have announced
their engagement to be mar-
The bride-elect is the daugh-
; ter of Julie and Dwayne
Wiechmann of Jacksonville
and John and Tammy Smith of
Callahan. She is attending
nursing school and is
employed by West Marine as
an inventory manager.
The groom-elect is the son of
James and Kathi Rose of
Jacksonville. He is employed
by Lewis Diving & Salvage as a
dive tender and is also
employed by Fleet Landing.
The couple plan to wed in
nd early 2009.
Community College of the Air
Force. He is the son of Laureen
Hobbs of Jacksonville Beach.
Jackie Mako with her best in show entry "Emily's Dapple Grey Rocking Horse," at the annual Jacksonville Beaches
Woman's Club Arts & Craft Show. Other blue ribbon winners included Susan Browder (best in Show watercolor), Lillian
Harrison, Mary Lou Jones, Rose Marie Legahnt, Halliene Newby and Toni VanOrman.
Recipes: Old Florida Chicken Salad
Cont. from A-9
in a large cast-iron skillet.
Fry over medium heat until
* crisp and pieces have ren-
dered all their fat. Remove
Place ham slices in the
skillet and fry until the ham
is evenly browned on both
sides. Transfer ham to a
heated platter and pour
desired amount of coffee
into skillet. Bring to a rapid
boil, scraping up any brown
bits. Pour over ham and
serve with grits and biscuits.
Corn and Tomatoes
Cut the kernels from the
cobs of 20 ears of corn,
scrape a knife down the cob
to milk it. Heat 2 sticks of
butter in a large skillet over
medium high heat. Add 2
medium diced onions, 2 bell
peppers, minced and 6 large
tomatoes that have been
peeled, seeded, and
chopped. Cooki untilthe .
'onions are translucent,
about 15 minutes.
Stir in 2 teaspoons salt
and 1 teaspoon freshly
ground black pepper, then
add the corn and milk and
stir well. Reduce heat to
medium and cook for 20
minutes. If the corn begins
to dry out, add cream and a
little more butter. Serves 6
Old Florida Chicken
2 chickens, each 3.5
2 onions, cut in half
one-half cup apple cider
1 rib celery, cut in fourths
1 bay leaf
one-half tsp. thyme,
2 tsp. salt
2 avocados, peeled and
seeded and cut into wedges
1 T lemon juice
1 cup celery, minced
two-thirds cup green
one-half lb. bacon, cut
into half inch pieces
one and one-half cups
roasted pecans, chopped
salt and freshly ground
black pepper, to taste
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one-half cup homemade
2 vine-ripe tomatoes, cut
In a large pot combine
chickens with next six
ingredients. Add enough
water to barely cover chick-
ens. Bring to a boil, skim-
ming anid removing foam.
Reduce heat to low and
cook for 1 hour or until
chicken is tender. Transfer
chickens to a platter and
reserve stock. When chicken
is cooled, remove skin and
bones, keeping meat in large
chunks. Transfer chicken to
a large bowl, cover and
Before serving, cut meat
into bite-sized pieces, place
in a large bowl and set
aside. In a small bowl, gen-
tly toss the avocado with
lemon juice. Cook bacon
until crisp, drain on paper
towels, and cruniblte wIen
Add celery, green onions,
drained avocado, bacon,
pecAns, salt arid pepper to
chicken. Mix one-quarter
cup of chicken stock with
mayonnaise and pour over
chicken and toss gently.
Line a large platter with
Bibb lettuce and mound
with chicken salad. Garnish
with vine-ripe tomato
Minorcan Deviled Crab
1 lb.. fresh blue crab claw
one-third cup St.
Augustine sweet onion,
one-third cup celery,
one-third cup bell pepper,
one-half cup unsalted but-
5 slices of white bread
toasted and crumbled
1-2 Datil peppers, seeded
and chopped fine
salt and pepper to taste
peanut oil for frying
1 T parsley, minced
Pick over claw meat and
remove any shells. Saute
onion, celery, and bell pep-
per in butter until softened.
Add to a large bowl with
bread crumbs, Datil peppers,
salt and pepper. Mix thor-
oughly. Gently stir in crab
claw meat. Make into 12
patties two and a half inch-
es in diameter.
Heat oil to 400 degrees
and deep fry patties in
batches, for 3-4 minutes or
until golden brown. Drain
on a wire rack in a warm
oven until all are fried.
Arrange on heated plates,
sprinkle with parsley and
garnish with lemon wedges.
Red Beans and Rice
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 to three-quarters inch
piece of fatback slab, cut
into half inch pieces
1 lb. pkg. red beans
(preferably Camellia Brand)
j 1 smoked tamw bore-bron-
Iken in half
1 ^ 8 inch links Andouille
or country sausage, sliced a
quarter inch thick
minced green onion, to
Tabasco, to taste
In a large cast-iron pot,
add fat back and cook on
low heat until some of the :
fat is released,,add onions
and garlic and cook for a
minute. Add the beans, ham
bone, and water to cover by
2 inches. Cook 2 hours on a
medium low heat with lid
off. Stir every now and then
and add sausage. Add addi-
tional water if needed. Cook
three more hours with lid
on, stir occasionally. Serve
over long grain rice with
Minced green onions and
Tabasco to taste. Serves 6.
Skillet Squash (EN St.
2 lbs. yellow crookneck
squash, sliced a.quarter inch
2 cups sliced St. Augustine
Sweet onions, sliced a quar-
ter inch thick-
4 T smoked bacon drip-
salt and freshly ground
black pepper, to taste
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remove ends and slice. Heat
a 12 inch cast-iron skillet
over medium heat. Add
bacon drippings and onions,
saute until onions are light
brown. Stir in squash, cover
and cook 10 minutes. Stir
occasionally, remove cover
and season with salt and
pepper. Cook uncovered
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serve. Serves 4-6.
one and three-quarters
one-half cup self-rising
2 whole eggs
3 eggs, separated
12 oz. evaporated milk
12 oz. water
2 T unsalted butter
1 T vanilla extract
5-6 ripe bananas
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one-half cup powdered (
one-eighth tsp. cream of
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boiler, combine sugar, flour
and 2 whole'eggs, one at a
time and beating after each.
Add the egg yolks, saving
the whites for the meringue.
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ly stir in the milk and 12 oz.
of water (use this to rinse
out the can). Cook slowly
over low heat until pudding
consistency. *Remove from
heat and add butter and
Stir pudding until it cools
complexly or place plastic
wrap directly over pudding,
and refrigerate until cool. To
make meringue, beat egg
whites until stiff, add crtam
of tartar and sugar slowly.
Lightly butter a baking dish,
place a third of the pudding
in bottom of dish. Slice
bananas a fourth inch thick,
place a third over pudding.
Cover bananas with single
layer of vanillas wafers, and
repeat layering. Spread with
meringue and brown under
broiler. Cool to room tem-
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Bowling: Out of season
Atlantic Beach resident Sherry Burns with third-grade students from Neptune Beach Elementary School. The students collected
389 books for children at the Sulzbacher Center For the Homeless in Jacksonville. Burns is president of the organization.
Enrollment for after-school
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Atlantic Beach Elementary
School will close Thursday,
Enrollment is open to chil-
dren in kindergarten through
fifth grade living in Atlantic
Beach. Classes are held for.six
weeks. Class offerings include
chess, science, film making,
cross-training, and hip-hop
ApplicatioriS are available
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Sherry Drive or at the Adele
Grage Center at 716 Ocean
Blvd., Atlantic Beach. For
more inform+iatiori, 'all 2W-L
Elementary School is hold-
ing an-open house at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 8, in the
The school at 315 10th St.
S. is dedicated magnet for
gifted and' acaderiically tal-
ented students. It provides an
enriched curriculum for all
students, not just those in the
Tours and an overview of
the program will be presented
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Cont. from A-9
have to switch girls bowling
to the fall to qualify for the
FHSAA state series.
"If the Jacksonville schools
came in, we would have a
14th district, just because of
the numbers," McLaughlin
said Friday in a phone inter-
"But they would have to go
by our season."
Fletcher athletic director Joe
Reynolds said moving bowling
to the fall is not a money
"There's no equipment
costs. We pay for uniforms,
bus transportation and lane
rentals," Reynolds said.
Fox says it's a compliance
Moving the sport might
diminish participation in
other fall sports for girls, he
said, putting the School
District out of compliance
with Title IX, which states
that high schools and colleges
that receive federal financial
assistance must provide athlet-
ic opportunities substantially
proportionate to their student
Andrews, a former
University of Florida bowler,
just wants to maximize the
benefits of a sport she didn't
have the opportunity to play
Unlike others girls sports,
bowling doesn't have a prac-
tice facility. The team pays to
bowl at several bowling cen-
ters in the city which have
agreed to host Gateway
matches twice a week.
Team members practice on
their own in weekend youth
leagues such as Surfteens at
"It's not like the girls basket-
ball team. We have to cough
up money to practice,"
"A lot of the girls who join
the team have never bowled
before. We don't have cuts.
The better bowlers make varsi-
ty, and everyone else bowls
jayvee [junior varsity]."
Fletcher's eight-member var-
sity squad features a pair of
all-conference bowlers, juniors
April Bonaventure and Brandi
Bonaventure, who averages
around 170 a game, has three
200-plus games to her credit
this season, including a 242 in
November. Oleksinski bowled
a season-high 210 in
Rounding out the varsity in
order of seeding are juniors
Jodi Lauderdale (160) and
Anna Walker (157), sopho-
more Madison Corwin (151),
and seniors Ashley Suarez
(146), Amber Crocker (144)
and Kristi Mihay (136).
There is no game ball in
bowling, but Crocker, the
team captain, came up with
the idea of issuing a game pin
each week to the girl who
bowls the most number of
pins above her average.
"This team is a true family,"
said Andrews, who carries a
190 average and recently took
a year off from league bowling
to have her first child.
"I'm one of the few coaches
in the conference who actual-
ly bowls. The girls will ask me
what I bowled on Tuesday
night, and then try to beat my
Being around these girls
brings a smile to my face."
With her top five bowlers
returning next season,
Andrews would like nothing
better than to compete for a
state title in the fall.
As chief of high school edu-
cation in the School Distirct,
former Fletcher High principal
and Atlantic Beach resident .
Elaine Mann may be in a posi-
tion to make that happen.
"We need to move it so the
girls can compete for a state
title," Mann said Tuesday in a
The top two teams in each ,
FHSAA district advance to the
state tournament, held annu-
ally at Boardwalk Bowl in
Fletcher may be a long shot
for state, but Reynolds, for
one, doesn't think so.
"We've got the right coach
and the right kids to do it," he
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second runner-up Alex Smith.
San Pablo Elementary School spelling bee winner for the fifth
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January 17, 2007 SPO RTS
Panthers fall to Vikings in MLK tourney
Nease appeals Beech's
five-week suspension 3.P
By ROBERT DeANGELO
The struggle goes on for
Nease boys basketball this sea-
In Monday's Martin Luther
King, Jr. Tournament at Forrest
High School, the Panthers put
together one of their most
solid efforts on the court, only
to fall 44-40 in the closing sec-
onds to Raines.
Joe Largura and Ryan
Hentkowski led Nease with 11
points each. Christian Dennis
Wilson added .
five for the "A
trailed 22-20 at
the half and
after three VIKINGS
quarters of PANTHERI
Late in the fourth, a pair of
free throws by Wilson tied it
at 39-all, but the Vikings
surged ahead 43-40 with 21.2
Forced to foul to stop the
clock, the Panthers could pull
no closer as the game drew to
"It's been tough to go from
sport to sport this season," said
senior forward Kyle Timpane,
describing;the transition from
football to basketball.
"Going from a sport where
we haven't lost four games in
two years to one where we
lose four games in two weeks
- it's just so different."''
Early-season struggles were
somewhat attributed to the
absence of many football play-
ers from the varsity hoops
squad. Timpane, Wilson,
Dennis, Quinton Huggins and
Ted Stachitas were busy chas-.
ing another state title on the
That kept the quintet tied
up until after the Dec. 9 Class
4A championship game in
Miami, where the Panthers fell
to Tampa's Plant High 25-21.
There have been other diffi-
culties this season as well.
Coach Bud Beech is current-
ly appealing a five-week sus-
pension and $550 fine
incurred as a result of an inci-
dent in Nease's game against
Flagler Palm Coast Jan. 5.
In the second quarter of
that game, Beech was whistled
for a technical foul after argu-
ing an over-and-back call
against his team. He was hit
with a second technical for
continuing the argument (an
automatic ejection from the
game), but objects to some of
what was in a referee's report
of the incident.
That report includes the
claim that Beech used objec-
tionable language and may
have spit at
the official as
the two were
uted to him
S .44 .said he was
S 40 told some fans
Panthers bench were using
colorful language as the argu-
ment ensued and that might .
have been what the referee
The FHSAA found Beech
guilty of gross misconduct and
issued the fine and five-week
While Nease officials are
preparing an appeal of that
ruling, interim coach Koran
Godwin was behind the bench
Monday against Raines.
In addition to Beech's sus-
pension, the Panthers are
without junior guard Ted
Stachitas who was ejected
from Saturday's 52-39 loss to
Paxon in the opening round
of the MLK Tournament.
Afferfi'fsiMtg .a layup i
which he felt he was fouled,
Stachitas's momentum carried
him into the padded wall in
the Forrest gym. He slapped
the padding and let loose an
expletive, which earned
Stachitas an ejection and one-
The FHSAA may also look
into that matter since
Stachitas wasn't given a warn-
ing before the ejection.
The Panthers were slated to
conclude this week with a trip
to St. Johns County rival St.
Augustine on Tuesday and
then return home to host
Palatka on Thursday.
School. The Vikings defeated the Panthers, 44-40. *
S, Pholo by ROB DeANGELO
Panthers forward Mary
Scott Moore controls the
ball near midfield during
action earlier this season.
Nease has its eyes set on
this week's District 5-4A
played at St. Augustine.
another SJRAC crown
Another year, another St. Johns River
Athletic Conference championship for the
Nease girls soccer team.
The Panthers edged Fleming Island 3-2 last'
Thursday night to earn their third consecutive
title in the three-year history of
Nease got off to a great start
when senior Kristin Hoover
scored on the first shot of the
game in the second minute of
play. The blast came from about
15 yards in front of the net
after Hoover weaved through a
trio of Fleming Island defend-
The Panthers, and Hoover,
got on the board again about
21 minutes later when the mid-
fielder/forward took an assist FLEMING
from Lisa Heise and booted the I
ball past Golden Eagles goal- NEASE
keeper Sara Federschmidt from
The scored remained 2-0 as the teams broke
Nease increased its advantage to three goals
about eight minutes after the break when jun-
ior Kasey Eckstein launched a left-footed rocket
from around 18 yards out that arched over
Federschmidt's head and into the upper left
corner of the net.
About 25 minutes into the second half,
Nease was whistled for a foul in the box, set-
ting up Fleming Island's Jane Buzzell for a
penalty kick. Buzzell converted the try, getting
the ball past Panthers backup keeper Emily
Whidby, who had replaced starter Catherine
O'Donnell a few minutes earlier.
Approximately six minutes later, the Golden
Eagles knotted the score when Emily Pierce
when she pounded on a rebound after a corner
kick and buried it into the left side of the net.
With another SJRAC championship under
their belts, the Panthers turn their attention to
this week's District 5-4A championships taking
place at St. Augustine.
- With a 19-1-4 record, Nease
earned a first-round bye and is
Asset to take on the winner of the
Pedro Menendez-Palatka match
Wednesday in the semifinals.
The district final is scheduled
for Friday at 7 p.m.
The Panthers are gunning for
a third consecutive Class 4A
state title under head coach
Dave Silverberg. Nease has won
three state championships in
the past five years.
ISLE 2 While this year's squad may
not be as potent as in previous
3 seasons, it is anchored by a stel-
lar defense and superb goal-
keeping by O'Donnell. Silverberg has said a lot
has to go right to make it to the state finals,
but the team appears to be in good shape in
terms of injuries.
Last month's Michelle Akers Tournament in
Orlando allowed Silverberg to assess the
Panthers against top-flight competition. Nease
made it to the championship game but lost a
2-1 decision to Orlando's Lake Mary.
The Panthers gained a measure of revenge a
couple of weeks later with a 2-all tie at Lake
"We could win state or we could lose in the
first round," Silverberg said in December. "I'm
still getting a feel for this team and assessing
how far we can go."
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Sea bass time for offshore bottom anglers
It's sea bass time for the
offshore bottom anglers
with an occasional snap-
per and grouper also biting.
Sheepshead and red bass
are biting at the end of the
big jetties. If you want those
delicious whiting you must
put your bait in 35 feet of
water off the red-tops or the
Mickler's Pier and shanty
Capt. Dennis Young went
back into limited action last
week with friends Butch
Garvin, Lowell Breeding and
Rick Ryles. They drifted from
the "Sea Dancer" about 12
miles offshore and caught 50
big sea bass, a snapper and
one grouper. They used cigar
minnows, squid and some
rubber tail jigs for bait.
History Picture of the Week features David Newman, longtime
manager of Monty's Marina, who caught this huge 23-pound
.snapper in 1976 on the "Miss Becky" with Capt. Gerald Pack.
Capt. George Strate took
his anglers to the party
grounds aboard the "Mayport
Princess"over the weekend.
On Saturday, they brought
home six snapper, several
grouper and coolers full of
Randy Carver took pictures
of his 12-pound snapper.
On Sunday, Capt. George's
anglers caught seven snapper
and another great catch of
sea bass, beeliners and sharks.
Leo Obligebo caught two of
the six snapper. His largest
weighed in at 12 pounds.
Capt Kirk Waltz, on. his
"Enterprise," made three trips
to the big jetties last week.
On Thursday with Vance
Smith and his brother Greg,
the catch included five reds,
two trout, a pair of
sheepshead and 12 ringtails.
On Saturday Capt. Kirk,
with Jim Tamsett and his son-
in-law. Dr. Kirk Schmidt at
the jetties, caught 14 reds,
two trout, two sheepshead
and a ringtail.
Mike Blount and his son
Matt ,fishing from the
"Enterprise" on Sunday
morning, brought up seven
yellow mouth and a
Canal guide John Dyrssen
and his friend Dwight
Hibbard on Wednesday
morning tried several spots
around Cabbage Creek and
netted 15 speckled trout and
several undersize blues.
James Gergley, and friends
Matt Hamilton, Dave and
Brandon on the "Head
Hunter," fished several feeder
creeks and caught 25 red bass
to 27 inches, three flounder,
three trout and seven
Larry "Fishman" Finch
tried the surf at Daytona last
Tuesday and pulled out 40
whiting and three pompano.
The "Fishman" spent
Wednesday and Thursday in
the surf at the end of 18th
Avenue North and each day
caught 50 whiting.
Brook Daley put live fid-
dlers along the big jetties on
Thursday morning and put
15 sheepshead weighing up
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Some coaches get another year to win or else
At this time of year when
football coaches are
playing fruit basket
turnover many are getting
the gate for not winning
enough, not thrilling the fans,
bad breath or any excuse the
owners can think of it was
nice to see a change.
The New York Giants are
bringing back Tom Coughlin
as head coach to try it again
in 2007. Team owner John
Mara is giving the old Jaguar
one more season. Wish him
success or else.
Actually Mara has a partner,
or co-owner if you will, in
Jonathan Tisch. That's a smart
way to do business in the
NFL. With two owners, one
can always say, "F didn't want
to fire (insert name), but my
It's like having two wardens
to pull the switch and each
can deny doing it.
Great things were expected
this season from the Giants,
who finished 11-5 last year
and had fans practically pack-
ing for Super Bowl XLI in
Alas, the Giants were
nated in the first round
Sound familiar? Coug
Jaguars were steaming
the 1999 playoffs until
Tennessee Titans stopp
them in the second ha:
their game. Not only d
Jacksonville miss its pla
reward, but the team s&
of sight for the next th
The reason, it was sa:
injuries and a loss of pl
due to budgetary concerns.
Injuries plagued Coughlin
and the Giants during the reg-
ular season, so maybe Mara
and Tisch took that into con-
sideration when they decided
to bring the coach back for
The easy thing these days is
to fire the coach or the assis-
tants . or everybody with a
.-- whistle and a clipboard.
Owners, for the most part,
show little loyalty to the very
SON head men they pick. But then,
again, coaches usually demon-
strate precious little loyalty to
the owners they take jobs
elimi- In the NFL there are two
d of the mottos: "Retaliate first," and
"Do it to them before they do
ghlin's it to you."
hot in A refreshing change is is the
the situation with the Pittsburgh
ed Steelers in which their head
If of man, Bill Cowher, stayed with
id the team for more than a
payoff decade and only recently
ank out decided to "retire" from the
ree sideline. Or has he?
In any event, the Steelers
id, was got their money's worth out
layers of a man who coached them
well for many seasons and
eventually led them to last
year's Super Bowl champi-
Coughlin knows he's on the
hot seat with the New York
Giants. By extending,his con-
tract only one year, the coach
doesn't have to wonder where
he stands. He knows. The
message is, Win in 2007 or
look for a soft place to land.
Ironically, the job Coughlin
was booted from by Jaguars
owner Wayne Weaver is now
seemingly in a similarly pre-
carious situation. How much
leeway does Jack Del Rio
have? Is it playoffs or hit the
highway next season?
The clean-out of several
assistants by Del Rio since sea-
son's end tells a story. If Mr.
Weaver hasn't said so in so
many words, the picture of a
sword hanging over Jack's
handsome head is clear to just
about everybody anyway.
That's the way it is in foot-
ball. But owners would do
well to remember that ulti-
mately it's the players who
win and lose games, not nec-
essarily the coaches.
Registration for spring base-
ball and T-ball is taking place
now through Jan. 19 online at
pvaabaseball.com or at Play It
Kids ages 5-15 as of April 30,
2007 are eligible. Cost is $120
for baseball, $90 for T-ball.
For more information visit
Web site or contact Pat Dowd
Jacksonville Babe Ruth
Baseball is conducting registra-
tion for players ages 13 to 15.
Dates and times are:
Saturday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. and Sunday, Jan.
21 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Also, Saturday, Jan. 27 from 10
a.m. until 2 p.m. and Sunday,
Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. until 1
Registration takes place at
Seabreeze Elementary School,
off Seabreeze Ave. in'
Jacksonville Beach. Cost is $95.
* For additional information
contact Maria McMinn at 591-
Registration is now open for
the Ten Star All Star Summer
Basketball Camp and the Bryan
Adrian Basketball Camp.
The Ten Star camp is by invi-
tation only. Boys and girls ages
10 to 19 are eligible to apply.
Past participants include
Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan,
Vince Carter, Grant Hill and
Players from 50 states and 17
countries attended the 2006
The Bryan Adrian camp is for
boys and girls ages 6 to 18 at all
skill levels. One location for the
camp is Babson Park, Fla.
For more information on
either basketball camp, phone
(704) 373-0873 anytime.
There is a bowling league for
seniors 55 and up at Beach
Bowl on Beach Boulevard.
Competition in the Monday
league begins at 1 p.m., with
practice starting at 12:45 p.m.
Call Paula at 249-9849 for
Eight-on-eight flag football
for kids ages 7 to 15 will take
place at the Carver Center
beginning in February.,
Registration is underway with
a $10 entry fee for each player.
Proof of age is required for regis-
tration, as is presence of a par-
ent or guardian.
All players will receive equal
playing time and sign-ups are
taking place at the Carver
Center, 738 4th Ave. S. in
Jacksonville Beach. For more
information contact Mr. Blunt
Girls on the Run
Registration is now. open for
Girls on the Run of N.E.
Florida, an after-school pro-
gram for girls that combines
running and training for a 5K
(3.1 miles) run/walk, along
with healthy living education
and life lessons. Spring pro-
grams take place at various
locations throughout Ponte
Vedra Beach, Atlantic Beach
and Neptune Beach. Volunteer
coaches are also needed to
work with a team of girls. For
more information phone 321-
4315 or visit
The Ponte Vedra Lacrosse
Club has extended girls' regis-
tration for the spring season
through Jan. 31 and is offering
another free introductory clinic
for all girls grades 4 through 8
from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan.
28 at the Landrum fields.
For information, go to
River Run Training
Registration is now open for
those of all fitness levels that
want to walk or run the River
Run scheduled for for March
2007. The training camps will
begin Jan. 2 but interested
individuals must register early
because space is limited. Call
Pushpa Duncklee, 403-9568.
Registration for the Ponte
Vedra Soccer Club's spring sea-
son will soon end. Electronic
registration is available via the
Internet at PonteVedraSoccer-
Club.com. Cost is $1.30 and
new players must provide copy
of birth certificate. Children
must have been 4 by July 31,
2006, to play. The season takes
place from March to May.
Registration for the Beaches
Soccer League spring season
sponsored by Fletcher High
School will take place during
January at Soccer Stop, 1518 N.
3rd St., Jacksonville Beach dur-
ing regular business hours. BSL
is a recreational league for
players 4 years old through 6th
grade. Roster size is eight play-
ers and games are five-a-side
with no goalkeepers.
Registration fee is $60 for an
eight-game season and
includes shirt and socks.
Games. begin the week of
March 5 and are played
Tuesday or Thursday evenings
. at 5:30 p.m. at the San Pablo
Elementary School fields.
Contact Mike Levine at
Registration is now taking
place for Beach Girls Fitness,
an outdoor fitness program for
women. Camps involve total
body workouts, designed to
Saturday, January 13 & 20
Sunday January 14 & 21
361 South Penman Road
help women lose weight, gain
energy and build self-esteem.
Camps take place Mondays,
Wednesday and Fridays at
8:30 a.m. For more, informa-
tion call 403-9568 or visit
Wrestling has arrived in St.
Johns County. All boys from
kindergarten through eighth
grade are invited to join the
new St. Johns/Panther
Practices will begin Tuesday,
Jan. 23 at the Nease High
School wrestling room near the
gym. Practices will continue
every Tuesday and Thursday
from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Coaches will be Greg
Geisenhof and Nease High var-
sity wrestling coach Greg
Brooks. For younger athletes,
emphasis will be on basic fun-
damentals, discipline, structure
and an understanding that
wrestling can be fun.
For middle school partici-
pants, focus is on sharpening
and developing the heart and
soul of a winner.
For more information con-
tact Greg Geisenhof at 287-
0147 or via e-mail at bensue-
All different levels of Yoga
classes are offered at the
Ageless Yoga & Massage Center,
391 Third Ave. South. All class-
es are taught by Joy Savitz, the
only certified Anusara teacher
in North Florida.
For more information phone
249-1111 or visit www.jack-
Hall of Fame Class
Five exhibits recognizing the
Class of 2006, Larry Nelson,
Vijay Singh, Marilynn Smith
and the late Mark McCormack
and Henry Picard, are on dis-
play at the World Golf Hall of
Fame. Each exhibit features
personal memorabilia that rep-
resent the inductees' historical
influence on the sport of golf,
significant moments in their
lives on the course and also
their personal interests. For
more information call 904-940-
4123 or visit www.wgv.com.
Photo by ROB DeANGELO
Fletcher High forward Lamar
Scruggs (21) eyes the basket
after grabbing a rebound dur-
ing recent action against
Gainesville Buchholz. The
boys regular season is rapidly
drawing to a close with just a
handful of games remaining
before the Gateway
begins January 22. The district
championships are slated to
take place from February 5-10.
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The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader
January 17, 2007
by WALTER BRANCH
1. What middleweight did
ring historian Bert Sugar call
the "greatest fighter, pound-
for-pound, in the history of
2. What California team
gave Knute Rockne his last
defeat and last victory as coach
of Notre Dame?
3. What was baseball reliever
Mitch Williams' nickname?
4. What was the first year a
trophy was given to the winner
of the World Series?
5. Who posed in a bowler
hat and spats before flying to
Britain to fight Henry Cooper
6. What figure skater earned
$45 million in her lifetime?
7. What three articles of
clothing did Ian Baker-Finch
take off before hitting his golf
ball from the edge of a pond in
8. What soccer star played
his last game for Brazil's
national team on July 18,
9. What boxing rule was
instituted when Sam Baroudi
died 10 hours after being
knocked down by Ezzard
10. What boxer registered
knockouts in a record 129
Sports Challenge Answers
1. Sugar Ray Robinson; 2.
The University of Southern
California; 3. "Wild Thing;" 4.
1967; 5. Muhammad Ali; 6.
Sonja Henie; 7. Shoes, 'socks,
pants; 8. Pele; 9. The standing
eight count; 10. Archie Moore
(c) 2007 DBR Media, Inc.
Time for Tennis
FOREHAND TIPS: Always pull the racquet back as soon as the
ball is approaching your forehand side. Your backswing should
come from the shoulders, not the arm.
If you have to hit a running forehand, push your momentum
up from the foot opposite to your forehand side. For example,
use your left foot to lean into a ball hit to your right side. Try to
hit the ball on the sweet spot (middle area) of the racquet. This
gives you a solid forehand by maximizing the efficiency of the
Using a two-handed forehand is quite difficult. If you're a
beginner, learn the one-handed approach for more control and
power. Leave the two-handed technique for your backhand.
(c) 2007 DBR Media, Inc.
On the Links
Many golfers, in an effort to
hit real bombs, tighten up on
their grip before swinging.
Tightening up on your hands
(and arms) at address inhibits
the clubface's natural rotation
during the swing. Hence, you
finish with an open clubface at
Instead of a deep drive down
the middle, you slice the shot
to the right, landing you in the
rough or maybe out of bounds.
(c) 2007 DBR Media, Inc.
Gators now face
More than 70,000
University of Florida
football fans filled
The Swamp to celebrate the
team's 2006 National
Word has it that the crowd
topped the season attendance
of the Miami Hurricanes...
Speaking of the Gators, jun-
iors Reggie Nelson, Jarvis Moss
and Ryan Smith have report-
edly declared their intentions
to enter this year's NFL draft,
while junior Brandon Siler is
expected to follow suit any
Those departures, combined
with the loss of a handful of
senior defensive playmakers,
will make head coach Urban
Meyer's quest to repeat the
championship season a.diffi-
On the bright side, junior
WR Andre "Bubba" Caldwell
has decided to stick around,
bolstering an offense that
many expect to click on all
cylinders with Tim Tebow
under center and Percy Harvin
lining up at various skill posi-
tions. The Gators might just
find themselves in a lot of
high-scoring affairs next sea-
Breaking news: Ohio State
QB Troy Smith has just been
Just when you thought you
had heard enough about the
greatness of the University of
Florida, North Carolina's top-
ranked basketball team gets
hammered by Virginia Tech to
open the door for you
guessed it the Gators to
take over the No. 1 spot.
Never fear, however, as I hear
that the Florida women's
lacrosse team is not expected
to vie for a championship this
The Florida State basketball
team dropped its first three
ACC games after opening the
season on a 12-2 tear that
included a 70-66 victory over
Florida on Dec. 3. Despite the
slump, look for the Seminoles
to be in the hunt for a NCAA
tournament berth in March.
Because much like the Gator
football team benefited from
playing in the Southeastern
Conference, Florida State will
have an edge for having
played in the hands-down
toughest basketball conference
in the land...
Did anyone else notice that
the BCS Championship half-
time show consisted of the
Ohio State band's rendition of
the theme song from
"Titanic?" Talk about irony...
Peyton Manning and the
Indianapolis Colts advanced
to the AFC Championship
Game behind five field goals
from kicker Adam Vinatieri in
a 15-6 win over Baltimore
Saturday. That's right, the
unflappable Manning did not
throw a touchdown pass and
the only reason his team is
still alive in the playoffs is
because a kicker did his job.
Wasn't it Manning that
referred to Mike Vanderjagt, a
guy he pretty much ran out of
town a few years ago, as "an
idiot kicker?" Once again, talk
Here's to hoping that the
New Orleans Saints make it all
the way to the Super Bowl.
Because poetic justice would
be served if ex-Chargers' QB
Drew Brees, whom San Diego
parted with after last season
for an unproven commodity
in Phillip Rivers, led his new
team to the NFL promised
On a side note, a Saints'
Super Bowl win would be
great gift to a community still
recovering from the disaster of
This just in: The Ohio State,
football team is mortal after
John L. Crawford's column
appears in the Fernandina Beach
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2BR/1BA, CH&A, large yard, Florida
room, new flooring, owner will pay closing
costs. 4155 Eve Dr. East. $116,000. Call
270* UNOBSTRUCTED, 40 mile mts.
views, State Road frontage, 8 AC
$129,900. Build your dream cabin with di-
rect 40 miles mtn views all around you.
'Private ownership to direct National Forest
access & stocked trout stream. Ready to
build. Call now (877)777-4837.
SPORTSMAN'S PARADISE directly ad-,
joining 700,000 acre National Forest, 16+
AC $159,900. Unlimited hunting, hiking,
camping and trophy trout fishing all in your
back yard. New Release! Hurry, only one!
LARGE POND, incredible mtn. views,
1200' OF mts. 'stream, 17 AC $239,900.
Possibly the greatest mtn views any-
where! Build overlooking your very own
private pond. All useable- easy access.
Only 1 with pond. Call owner directly now,
NC MOUNTAIN view lots Top Views start
at $50,000. Amenities include Club, Pool,
Equestrian Facilities, Hiking Trails and Hi-
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WYOMING RANCH Dispersal. 35 acres -
$59,900; 75 acres $108,900. Snow-cap-
ped mountain views. Surrounded by gov't'
land. Abundant wildlife. Recreational para-:'
dise. Low taxes. EZ Terms. Call Utah
Ranches, LLC. (888)541-5263.
WATERFRONT BARGAINS 1 TO 7 acre
waterfronts in Alabama from $49,900--
Boat to Gulf of Mexicol Beautifully wood-;
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hunting. Next to state parks. County road
frontage, utilities, county water. Excellent,
financing. Must see. Call now (800)564-
5092 X 527.
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-
WATERFRONT- ATLANTIC Beach,
$529,900, 3BR/2BA, huge backyard with
100ft of frontage on navigable water canal
overlooking the Intracoastal River.
Minutes from the ocean by boat or vehicle;
newly remodeled and waiting for you.
Please call 993-0350 or 982-8948 to view
this home today.
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NEPTUNE BEACH, concrete block, large
lot, 4 blocks from ocean. $268,000. 372-
PV, FSBO, 2BR/2BA, cul-de-sac, large
fenced yard, many updates. No HOA.
New construction, 620 Orchid St., Atlantic
Beach, Saturday and Sunday, 11am-3pm.
4BR/3BA, 2500sf., beautifully appointed
master bath, large custom kitchen.
HOME FINDER REALTY
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.
BONAPARTE CROSSING- New home,
4/2, near schools & shops. $234,500.
221-1711 OR 241-5501
HIDDEN PARADISE. 2-story 3/2.5 w/lg.
bonus room, FP, pool, jacuzzi. Motivated.
SPECTACULAR MARSHVIEW NEP-
TUNE Beach, 4BR/ 2BA, 2300sf., hard-
wood floors, mint condition, $579,000,
Steve McGuire, 246-9915.
FSBO, PLANTATION Oaks, JB,
4BR/3.5BA, grate counters thru-out.
Large screened porch. A Must See!
3/2, JAX Bch, 1100 18th St. N. 1300sf, ga-
rage, new roof, appliances, tile, carpet.
Reduced! $249,000. 881-8590.
Jax Beach, Saturday, Jan. 20th, 1pm-4pm
Reduced- Large luxury townhouses. Block
from ocean. 197 & 199 11th Ave. N.
3BR/3.5BA/ garage/ yard. $569K per unit.
BY OWNER, Murry Hill, 1400sf, 2/1
+garage, concrete block, $115,000. Visit-
www.homeuneed.com or call Dana,
DESIGNED TO Sell! Isle of Palms, 3445
Eunice Rd. Deep water access, pool, boat
lift, 3/2.4, remodeled kitchen & bathrooms.
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS brick home,
located in Covington Creek Subdivision on
San Pablo Rd. Private neighborhood on
cul-de-sac. 4BR/ 3BA, 2575sf, 2 car ga-
rage, pool w/ scr. enclosure, modem kitch-
en, new granite countertops, extra tall
cabinets. Open floor plan, frplc., fabulous
hard wood floors & tile bathrooms. Brand
new CH/A, nothing that isn't updated!
$454,999. 2353 Alderman Oaks Dr.
SOUTHSIDE 7388 Secret Woods, brick,
3/2/2, 1895sf, $283,500 terms. Independ-
ent Brokers & Associates, 247-4333 or
MOVE-IN READY- ICW, 2BR/2BA, New
A/C, new plumbing, slate tile, updated
kitchen, sprinkler system w/well. 2409 Pa-
cific Silver Dr. $149,900. Call Jane
OPEN HOUSE, 1804 10th St. North. Sat-
urday, 12pm-3pm. Best buy at the beach.
Completely Remodeled, 4BR/2BA. $335K
PONTE VEDRA- Sawgrass, East,
3BR/2.5BA, beautifully renovated, (2004)
two-story townhome. All counters stone.
Hardwood and tile 1st fir. $539k.
HOME FINDER REAL..TY
ICW, Sterling Ridge- Owner needs to
sell now! Just listed Ig 4/2 on cul-de-sac.
Almost 2000sf. Best price per square foot-
221-1711 OR 241-55:01
PVB, FSBO 3/2, 1 car garage on lake ap-
prox. 1775sf. Asking $299k, will consider
RTO. 655-8245 for appt.
LAKE FRONT- Pablo Pointe 3BR/2BA, 3
quarter acre lot, move in ready, $239,900,
VILLAGES OF PABLO
3BR/2BA, home on cul-de-sac just
minutes to the beach in sought after
neighborhood! 1329 sq ft $244,000.
4BR/2BA, home in S Ponte Vedra! Sun
deck, balcony and more! $925,000.
4BR/4BA, brand new cottage style
home, 4200 sq ft! Palm Valley/Ponte
Vedra area! $1,975,000.
OFF HECKSCHER DRIVE
Gated community, 4BR/3BA,, 3000+
sqft home w/in-ground pool! Built in
GRAND RESERVE CONDO
2BR/2BA, off Hodges Blvd.- near
JTB- 3rd floor unit. $165,900.
INVESTOR ALERT PVB!
TWO 1BR/ 1BA +loft Ponte Vedra
Beach Condos, upgrades including
granite & tile floors, fireplace, custom
fighting, private beach access, tennis,
fitness room. 1 unit currently leased.
$189,900 & $195,900.
15TH AVE. S.
SOUTH JAX BEACIFI
Key West style cottage, 2BR/1.5BA,
adorable with huge great room, private
backyard, great for entertaining, Low
maintenance landscaping. $31.9,900.
2 LOTS EAST OFA1A-1PVB
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 $449,500.
ISLE OF PALMS!
3BR/2BA. Just minutes to ocean,
remodeled kitchen, 2 car garage. Steps
to playground w/tennis courts!
SELL YOUR HOME
FOR A LOW SET FEE
Oceanfront Newercustom built 5BR, Pablo Bay Why wait to buldd'?Thi 4BR.
4.5BA, with-4725 SF. iewsof the ocean 2BA all brick home is ready no Enioy
from the east and [C\\ the est. Office. relaxing eenmngs on %our covered lanai
formal li ing and dining. tile and oerloking the peaceful lake Ulpgrades
hardwood flors. pool andpd a. sc reened mclude tile.42 nch cbe. open kitchen
lanai with hoi rub. and pritale beach "ith island. conan 470.00 .
$ 2.750. )t ernaanMill \\onderifl 4BR 1L.\ ul L
.i.ucco. withscreancd pool Formial dimmgi
Isle of Pans Formner model i0h 2705 utoohi're'la bnghl open kIKtefn.
SF and $71.000 in upgrades on fenced back sardonculdesac lot. Garage
natlgable eater just bnng .-our boat' is heated andcooled for extr3a ling space.
Family room itlh fireplace, formal $349.)00
dirng, and deiu\e master suie Two Laurel Springs 4BR. 2BA pool home
screened lanals, deck, balcony. dock %%/ on beautnul lakefront loIt Upgradled tile.
boat lift. $889.i000 co-ered lanai overlooks screened pool.
South Hamplon Waler to golf tiews split bedroom plan. fireplace Enio5
entertaining in your spacious pol area,
compliment this 5BR. 4BA execuntve man udes! 345*
home on the 17th green Chefs kitchen anupgra
ith cherry cabinets. island, corian. rie. Ibis Pointl 4BR. 2 5BA ws/loft on pnrale
3 car ara reened two bnus cul de sac. lush landscaping,. fenced \ard.
3 car garage. screened la two bonus sprinkler. open kitchen a ith breakfast bar,
rooms, comm poo priced 25k belo formal dining, designer molding. master
appraisal $750.0()00 bedroom i do,; n with garden tub, c<:rmm.
St. Johns Planlation Custom built pool/tennis $335,000
-4BR, 3BA concrete block on cul de sac lax Beach Lipdated 4BR. 2BA .:oqumna
lakefront lot Formal diunng room.chef's home on an oversized lot. i 2? acres i ust
kitchen. built-in. and covered landai nth hlocks to the beach! Wood floors. fireplace.
screened purch Oversized couirtard open kitchen, formal dining. large great
garage w iih a workshop and Ions of ruom. inside laundry, screened porch, shed,
storage. $719.000 holt tub itLh deck $335."N10
Odoms Mill Lakefront 5BR, 5BA on Fiddlers Marsh If you are looking for a
u de reenedoopla rue Florida home. look no f,,riher'
Adorable 3BR. 2BA patno hume on
bonus room is perfect leenage retreat. in- premium cul-de-sac lakeefronm lot IF, Ponte
law suate. wooud and ile floors. conan 'edra' Florida room ttt private lake
counleTs. formal hi ng iand irung. 3 car ie s nc. no backdooTr neighbors Enio
garage, comm pool 679.C)0 i nature at its I'mefinest w iilh beautifii M aLer
Queen's Harbour New light and lo 1l. Egrets, Herons and more' i32.t.000
bnght 3BR. 2 5BA end unit iovnhome Florentine This 3BR. 2 5BA wrli loft is
with upgraded tile floors,. granite onl\ one year old and read\ nou! Enijo.
counmenops. courtyard. chef's kitchen peaceful lake ie shfromr our open patio,
h gas appliance-, die roof. three car spacious kitchen u th breakfast bar. formal
g gasr and balcon. e h mrsh rh e, ling and dming. oersized laundi, .er
ga55ge and balcon-40k in upgrades! $2N9,g9,t
a ) "k t h woodland Forest Adorable 3BR. 2BA
Ocean Ca> Walk to the beach from ith upgraded tle throughout, open eat.in
this upgraded. light and bnght 4BR, kitchen wuih breakfast bar, antI wood
2 5BA ith loft. formal liing and dining burning fireplace Spacious screen d porch
room. new carpel and paint, uie floors. and pnvaie fenced backWard it h mature
oversized screened lanai, losots storage tree'. ith no backdoor neighbors
comm. nool. -t99.OSilO $219.000
NEAR GAINESVILLE lake view home on
5 acres, 4/3, 2950sf, built 2002, $469,000
OBO, Independent Brokers & Associates,
247-4333 or 710-3111.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, completely re-
modeled, 6 blocks to beach. Huge corner
lot. $349,000. (904)339-3084.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/1.5BA; Com-
pletely remodeled, carport., $213,900.
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
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2.5BA, 1477sf., 2-story
w/fireplace. Freshly painted inside and
out. custom oak cabinets thru-out, new
roof, sprinkler system, fenced yard and
deck. Carpet allowance. $275,000 OBO.
PELICAN Point $730k, LandMark $950k,
WaterMark $996k. Call Renee L. Baron,
Inc. for a tour (904) 242-2821.
PVB- 1BR/1BA, 550sf, tiled, ground floor,
gated, golf course view; $135,900.
FSBO South Jax 1/1 ground fl., all tile,
balcony, great views $149,900. 534-4559.
JAX BEACH, 310 So. 2nd St., 3BR/3.5BA
executive condo; 1 block from beach; less
than one year old. $2000/mo. lease to
own opportunity low $500's, 233-2151 &
3BR/2.5BA updated. Seller to pay 6 mos.
condo fees w/acceptable contract. Call
Watson Realty,,Jan Shields 853-2003.
WINDSOR PARKE- FSBO, 2/2 w/fire-
place, garage, 2nd floor. $145,900. Call
OCEAN FRONT, 2/2, consider lease op-
tion, pool, exercise room, $479,900. Own-
EAST OF 3rd, $289,900, Jax Beach, walk
to entertainment district, 2BR/2BA condo.
Complex completely renovated in 2001.
OCEANFRONT- 3/2, Great view from all
rooms & master balcony, clubhouse
w/pool, fully furn, low assn. fees. $699,000
Call (904)241-2443 or 553-0509.
PV, 2/2, fireplace, screened patio over-
looking lake. $214,900. Vanguard Realty
FSBO WEST Beaches 1/1 hardwood
floors, stainless steel appliances, balcony,
great views, $124,900, 534-4559.
OCEANFRONT GETAWAY 1BR ground
floor studio w/loads of storage, Murphy
Bed, direct view of ocean & pool. Short
term rental OK. $269,900. Call Kathy
Tiliakos, Vanguard Realty, (904)465-3053.
LANDMARK $825K, 463-2006
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1997 Fleetwood Weston, 14x70,
3BR/2BA, excellent condition, fully loaded,
tilt storm windows, vinyl siding. New stove,
fridge, washer/ dryer included. 8x10 wood
shed professionally built w/hurricane
straps. Well maintained corner lot. Call
(904)821-9968 before 7pm. $16,000 OBO.
PALM HARBOR factory liquidation sale.
2006 models must gol Modular, mobile &
stilt homes 0% down when you own your
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GOLFAIR #62, single wide, 'remodeled
ST JOHNS Bluff/ Beach Blvd. Condo
warehouse for sale, 2400sf. $220,000.
S. JAX BCH
2 BR APTS
CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-7368, 733-3730.
LARGE EFFICIENCY Apartment, excel-
lent location, 2 blocks to Ocean, very
clean. No pets. $575/mo. 642-1214 or
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
ATLANTIC BEACH, one of a kind, 2/1,
eat-in kitchen, walk to beach & Town Cen-
ter, $900/mo, 246-3595. Lv, msg.
LARGE 1 bedroom. Excellent location. 2
blocks to ocean. Very clean. No Pets.
$675/mo. 642-1214 and 241-1219.
LEASE, PURCHASE OR RENTAL
Beautiful 3/2 sfr, new tile flooring, new
paint, ducts cleaned, termite bonded. Lo-
cated off Atlantic Blvd behind Queens
Harbour. Rental $1150/mo. Lease
$1250/mo. w/$100 per month toward pur-
chase price. For more info call Rob
(904)891-5073 or Vito (904)334-0059.
3BR/ 1.5BA, Ponte Vedra, close to Beach
, & JTB, $1200/mo., 294-1114.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3 blocks to ocean,
3BR/2BA, CH&A, carport. No pets. 446
Bowles St., $1300/mo. +deposit, 249-
3/2 WEST Intercoastal Home, fenced
yard, garage. $1250/mo. (904)465-0458.
WATERFRONT 3/2, 2400sf, dock, boat
lift, pool, 2 car gar., $1950/mo. 881-8590.
ATLANTIC BCH, 518 Selva Lakes Circle,
3/2, 2 car garage, $1400/mo, no pets,
...... .. TOWNHOUSE, LG 1BR 1.51BA w/ loft 1
BEACHES OFFICE/ WAREHOUSE, car gar., frplc., washer/ dryer, comm. pool S. PONTE VEDRA- Like new, 3BR/2.5BA
2800sf., $2800/mo includes utilities. Call lawn svc. $1100/mo. Call Debbie at in Turtle Shores! Club pool, tennis & morel
Bart @ 241-3111 (Ext. 11). (904)472-0583. $1950/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
NEPTUNE BCH, charming 2BR 1BA apt,
1 block from beach, storage & laundry
hook up, wood floors, new appliances &
A/C. $1000/mo. Call Rick 891-2345.
ATLANTIC BEACH small ocean front 1BR
garage apartment, Available 2/1..
MAYPORT ROAD MH, 2BR, credit check,
fenced private property, No pets.
$600/mo. +$600/dep .246-4461.
NEW COZY 1BR, deck w/ocean view,
CH&A. Water, sewer, garbage included.
Credit check, No pets. $700/mo. 514-8530
JAX BEACH, 2 1/2 blocks to ocean. 1/1
large upstairs, $770/mo, 821-9751/
JAX BCH efficiency apt., $650/mo.
+$650/dep. 1BR apt., $750/mo.
+$750/dep. 7-12 mo. lease. Sea Villa,
920 2nd St. N. 294-7163.
JAX BEACH, 2BR townhouse, near
ocean, CH&A, WDHU, new carpet. No
pets. $950/mo. +$500/dep. 246-3130.
JAX BEACH- 2BR/1BA, brick duplex apt.!
7 biks to beach! $800/mo. All. South Real-
ATLANTIC BEACH townhome, 3/2, new
carpet, new bathrooms, fireplace, fenced
yard. $1100/mo. 249-8614.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA, two story, ce-
ramic tile, end unit, W/D. Credit check.
No pets. One year lease. $850/mo., first
& security, 1302 4th St. So., Unit A,
JAX BEACH, 2/1, downstairs, CH&A,
WDHU, 7 blocks ocean. $850/mo +$500
deposit, military/ senior discount. 716 2nd
Ave Nort,. 708-0731.
JAX BEACH townhouse, 636 9th Ave.
So., 2BR/1.5BA, kitchen equipped,
WDHU, fenced yard. No pets. $900/mo.
+$500 deposit. (904)221-5833.
PONTE VEDRA- 2BR/2BA patio home!
Club pool, tennis & more! $1200/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141.
ATLANTIC BCH 2BR/1.5BA Townhome.
$800/mo. +$800 security dep. Avail
1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1stAve. South,
1BR/1BA. $685/mo (904)891-0606.
OCEANFRONT- FURNISHED, 3BR/2BA
condo. $1950/mo. All South Realty, 241-
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
2BR/2BA AT The Palms in Jax Beach,
great amenities, recently remodeled, ga-
rage. Small pets OK. $1050/mo.
1< BEACH RENTALS 555
Unfurnished Homes Intracoastal West Kensington St Aug 4BR/3BA, new home, all
Serena Point JB 3BR/3BA, new top floor Bislhiop's Court Hodges tiled and upgraded, 3 car garage, patio, comm. '
condo, direct oceanfront views, amenities, units w/vews, allappliances, amenitiespool. $2200/mo.
l garage. $3000/mo. 1BR/1BA ground floor. $850/mo.Unfarnished Condos
SOceanside 932 JB 3BR/3.5BA, condo has 1BR/1BA, ground floor $865/mo Summer House PV 1BR/1BA. ground floor
luxurious features, ocean porch, sunset porch, OveBR/BA, ground floor. $865/mo.endunit, close to shopping, schools, beach. f
Garage. $2450/mo. Overtook -' Southside $725/mo.
430 9th Avenue N. JB 3BR/2.5BA, two 2BR/2BA, ground floor w/new carpet & paint, Palms at Marsh Landing JB
story home w/pool, fenced yard, hardwood upgrades, amenities. $975/mo. Screened porch, tile floors, amenities.
floors, 2 car garage. $2295/mo. 3BR/2BA, ground floor. $1200/mo. 1BR/1BA. 3rd floor with garage. $925/mo.
North Shore JB 3BR/2BA, brand new Lakecrest Baymeadows 2BR/2BA, ground 2BR/2BA, ground floor. $1000/mo.
construction w/incredible ocean views, floor w/attached garage, screened porch, 2BR/2BA. 2nd floor, top/end unit, vaulted
upgrades, garage, amenities. $1900/mo. private views.. $995/mo. ceilings. $1050/mo.
Pablo Beach South JB 3BR/3.5BA, three Avanti Kernan 2BR/2BA, ground floor Grand Cay Villas PV 2BR/2BA, 3rd floor
P story townhouse w/ocean views, balconies, Avando Kedan 2BR/2BA, ground floor w/cathedral ceilings, screened porch, great o
attached garage. $1900/mo. condo, upgraded, screened porch, w/private amenities. $1000/mo.
Fiddlers Marsh PV 3BR/2BA, home on water views. $1000/mo. Ocean Links PV
S lake w/screened porch, vaulted ceilings, 2 car IL Villagio Southside 2BR/2.5BA two story 2BR/2BA, ground floor w/fireplace, screened o
garage. $1750/mo. condo w/upgrades throughout, screened porch, porch, amenities. $1100/mo
Oakbridge at Sawgrass PV 4BR/2BA, amenities. $12,00/mo. Jardin De Mer JB
home has screened lanai, on lagoon, 2 car Brightwater -. Gate Pkwy 3BR/2.5BA, end 3BR/2BA, 2nd floor condo w/all the upgrades,
o garage, comm. pool. $1550/mo unit townhouse, screened porch, attached garage, fireplace, balcony. $1150/mo.
Solano Cay PV garage, club pool. $1250/mo. Villas at Marsh Landing JB
% Two story, two car garage, comm. pool. 3BR/2BA, ground floor end unit, screened porch, 1
3BR/2.5BA, $1350/mo. Point Meadows Place Gate Pkwy amenities. $1200/mo.
3BR/2.5BA, 1710sqft. $1600/mo. Newer top Ifloor condos, porch, elevator,
The Fountains PV 3BR/2.5BA, townhouse preserve views, amenities, carport.
y w/wood flo6rs,new carpet, enclosed tiled 3BR/2BA. $1100/mo REIMAX COASTAL REAL ESTATE
porch, lots of upgrades. $1250/mo. 3BR/2BA. $1290/mo. Shannon Smith
The Courtyards Mayport of AB Windsor Parike Hodges 3BR/2.5BA, two (904) 285-5640 I
S 3BR/2.5BA, private, updated unit story home w/deck, fireplace, enclosed porch, www.rentthebeaches.com
w/garage, patio, balcony, overlooks lagoon. fenced backyard. $1995/mo.
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ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/1BA, hardwood
floors, CH&A, WDHU, 1.5 blocks to
beach, 1st/ last mo. rent, SD, 1 year
lease. $900/mo. Donna Ross Real Es-
tate, Inc. 246-4862.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/1.5BA town-
house, close to ocean. W/D included. Very
nice. $975/mo. 219-2481.
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.
NEPTUNE BEACH. 2BR/1BA, CH&A, 2nd
floor. Large deck, 1 block to beach.
$1050/mo. includes water. 241-0897.
OCEANSIDE, 1BR/1BA studio apt. just
steps to ocean! $650/mo. All South Real-
536 BEACH AVE., Atlantic Beach, 1BR,
WDHU, $750/mo., Deposit required. Pets
PVB, 2BR/ 2BA first floor in gated com-
munity Summerhouse. Completely reno-
vated, new carpet, frplc., all new apple ,
W/D, pool, tennis, gym & more. Avail.
now. $995/mo. (904)349-3434, (904)349-
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY in desirable
South Jax Beach. Bike to ocean from 1.5
bath, 2 bedroom townhome with wood
burning fireplace. Kitchen has dishwasher
and refrigerator with ice maker, fully car-
peted throughout. Landscaped private pa-
tio area. W/D hookups. $975/mo one
year lease deposit and strong references
required. Call cell 403-9297 or evenings
LUXURIOUS Pelican Point. 2BR/2BA,
available now. $1700-$2600/mo. 3 month
minimum rental. (904)241-7206. 1
NORTH JAX Beach. Efficiency, $495/mo.
1BR, $595/mo. 1 block to Ocean. Pool. No
NEPTUNE, GORGEOUS duplex, 3/2,
1.5 biks to ocean, gar. Downstairs',
$1300/mo. Upstairs- cathedral ceilings,
frplc., $1600/mo. (904)993-9191.
MAYPORT LANDING Townhome,
2BR/2BA, bonus room, covered patio,
CH&A, WDHU. 1239 Mayport Landing Dr.
$790/mo, $700 deposit. 280-2728. leave
1.5 BLOCKS to ocean, 174 1st Ave. S.
2BR 10BA, CH/A, no pets, $825/mo.
NICE 2BR/1BA apartment, includes all
utilities and cable. $900/mo. 1518 6th Ave.
N., JB. 891-8277.'
1/1 BRAND NEW Townhome, corner on
golf course. 5 star amenities, beach ac-
cess in Summerhouse. $900/mo. water in-
1 1/2 blocks to ocean. 172 1st Ave. S.
1'BR 1BA, CH/A, $725/mo. No pets.
WALK TO BEACH
2/1 townhouse, W/D included, CH/A, ce-
ramic tile, approx. 900sf. 1320 4th St. S.,
Jax Bch. No pets. $82/rrp; $825/se;-,
MAYPORT LANDING Townhome 2/2, end
unit, CH&A, tile floor, 1177 Songbird Lane,
$825/mo. 280-2728 leave message.
Spacious and well maintained 2BR/1.5BA.
Approximately 1100sf, 1 block to beach.
No pets, full kitchen, WDHU, lots of clos-
ets. 126 S. 13th Ave. Jax Beach. $950
monthly rental (utilities not included) $550
security deposit. Minimum 7 month lease.
Available in February. 285-1852
N. JAX Beach, large 3BR/1BA, remod-
eled, granite, new appliances, tile floors,
fenced yard. 7 blocks to beach. Small pet
OK. $1250/mo. (904)249-1098.
PVB PATIO Home 2BR/2BA w/garage,
1200sf,' screen Florida room, private yard
and amenities. Mature pets considered.
$1250/mo. Call 219-2689.
ATLANTIC BCH townhouse, 3.5BR/ 2BA,
everything new, ceramic tile throughout,
marsh view. 2979 Bayshore Dr., Mayport
Landing. Must see! $1100/mo. 465-2163.
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. 6
ICW, INDIAN Springs, lakefront. 3BR plus
huge loft, 2BA, great open eat in kit., for-
mal dining, Ig family rm, scr. porch.
JAX BEACH, Newly renovated.
3BR/1.5BA, 4.5 blocks to ocean,
$1500/mo, +$700 dep: 372-4477.
PVB, 3/2 immaculate home, garage,
fenced back yard, screened porch, water-
front, quiet neighborhood, $1300/mo,
JAX BCH, 3/2, 1 blck ocean, CH/A,
WDHU, new carpet. ALL UTILITIES
INCL. $1795/mo. +$500/dep. Military/
senior discount. 123 18th Ave. N.
Avail 2/1/07. 70.8-0731.
JAX BEACH Townhouse, 3BR/2.5BA,
1607sf., built in '05. Tons of upgrades.
7 blocks to ocean. 1086 7th St. S.
$1799/mo. Forrest Taylor, Keller Williams.
ATLANTIC BEACH, East of Mayport.
Large 2BR/2.5BA, 6 blocks to beach, 2car
garage, fenced yard, exc. condition.
NEPTUNE BEACH Townhouse in Sum-
mer Sands, 2BR/2.5BA, W/D included.
2006 MODEL 3/2.5 1 car townhome, Wolf
Creek, gated community, $1500/mo. No
pets. Call Kirk Killebrew at 463.1131.
ICW, Kensington Subdivision 3BR/2BA
1840sf. Reduced $1250/mo. +security.
OAK HARBOR, 3/2, CH&A, WDHU, re-
modeled kitchen, $1000Jmo + deposit.
249-3214 or 945-3303.
2BR/2BA, FLORIDA Blvd. Neptune
Beach. $925/mo. 514-1090, 247-5334.
ATLANTIC BEACH/ Royal Palms 1200sf.
3BR/2BA w/bonus room, totally renovated.
New kitchen and appliances. Nice big
yard. $1300/mo. Available 2/1/07,
OAK HARBOR 3BR/1.5BA, CH&A,
fenced, screen porch, 2471 Spokane Ave.
East, $995/mo +dep. No pets. Available
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.
FIRST TIME BUYERS
Why rent when you can own? Free com-
puterized list of homes available with no
money down, under $1200/month. Free
Edgewater Companies, Inc.
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, 1212 15th Ave.
No., $1200 month to month, 710-2600,
NEPTUNE BEACH, 227 North St.,
3BR/3BA, 1930s beach house; 1 block
from ocean w/large yard; $1850/mo. Im-
maculate condition; awesome opportunity.
Owner will lease to own flexible.
233-2151 &/or 571-1213.
ICW 4764 Marsh Hammock Dr. W,
3BR/2BA, large eat in kitchen, new appli-
ances, ceiling fans, 2 car garage,
$1250/mo. Call 704-4003.
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.
3BR 2BA, tile floors, frplc., jacuzzi tub,
fenced backyard. $1400/mo. 1123 19th St.
N., Jax Bch. 571-9248.
ADORABLE, 3/2, newly renovated home
in Ponte Vedra. Wood L. floors, fenced
yard, quiet neighborhood. $1295/mo.
awn service incl. Call 476-5071 for an
OLD ATLANTIC BEACH
2/1 house, 1 car garage, $950/mo.
3/2, 1005sf, $850/mo.
2/1.5 townhome, $850/mo.
SO. JAX BEACH
2/1 duplex, $1195/mo,
3/2, 1 car gar., 1700sf, $1495/mo.
VILLAS AT CROSS CREEK
3/2, 2 car garage, $995/mo.
4/2, 2 car garage, $1395/mo.
includes yard service.
3/2, 1450sf, $1175/mo.
4/2, 1774sf, $1275/mo.
3 units, 2/2 & one 3/2
from $950- $1250/mo.
4/2, 2 car gar., 1990sf, $1525/mo.
3/2, 2 car gar., $950/mo.
3/2, 1310sf, $1395/mo.
Eight 3 & 4 bedroom houses
Priced from $995/mo to $1825/mo.
HOME FINDER REALTY
241-5501 OR 221-1711.
DANFORTH NEIGHBORHOOD, 3695
Eagle Ridge Drive. 4BR/2.5BA, 2000sf.
.$1495/mo. 241-RENT or 733-3730.
PONTE VEDRA Beach, 2BR/2BA, w/Pa-
rage, enclosed lanai overlooking lagoon,
beach nearby. Avail. 2/1/07. $1325/mo. in-
cludes lawn maintenance. (904)285-9884.
ATLANTIC BEACH Beach cottage,
3BR/den, 1.5BA, hardwood, carpet & tile
floors, ceiling fans, large fenced backyard
w/deck. 5 blocks to beach, 1 year lease,
260 Belvedere St., $1200/mo. Call 246-
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/2.5BA, 1400sf;
comer unit; well kept townhouse, W/D,
screened porch faces (nature; community
pool, four blocks to beach; $1425/mo.;
JAX BEACH Holly Drive, 3BR/2BA, 2 car
garage, fenced yard, $1250/mo + deposit,
JAX BEACH- Immaculate 3BR/2BA unit in
the Palms, ground floor, lakeview unit. Fit-
ness center, pools, tanning, tennis, club-
house, & more! $,1200/mo. 904-372-9222.
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.
PVB- SAWGRASS- Fishermans Cove, 2/2
end unit, one level, fully furnished, pool.
No pets or smoking. Call (330)342-0211
OCEAN LINKS IN PONTE VEDRA.
2BR/2BA w/garage on lake and golf
course (very private). Resort style pool
and many amenities. No pets. Avail.
March 1st. $1100/mo., Teri, 945-5928.
BRAND NEW 3/2 Condo at Oceans Edge
in Jax Beach. Fantastic location, fabulous
amenities. $1500/mo. No pets. 553-8634.
JAX BCH, 2/2, 2 blocks from ocean,
oceanview, washer/ dryer incl. $1300/mo.
SERENE MARSHVIEWS from New Medi-
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.,
ATLANTIC BEACH townhome/ condo,
3BR/1.5BA, lots of new finishes. $900/mo.
PVB SPACIOUS Immaculate Town-
house, 3BR/2.5BA, tiled designer white
kitchen and bath, all new G. E. applian-
ces. LR/DR opensto tiled screened lanai.
Amenities, ideal location, shop and restau-
rants. Separate storage area! No pets/ no
smoking. Lease and references,
OCEANFRONT CONDO Jax Beach. 1/1
totally remodeled & absolutely new. New
granite & cabinets in kitchen & bath. New
tile, paint, windows & appliances. Walk-in
custom closet with built-ins. Coveredpark-
ing. Water included, $1375/mo.,
OCEANFRONT COSTA Verano Luxury
Condominiums. 2 units for rent. 1031 1st.
St. So., Jax Beach. Unparalleled amehi-
ties: theater, billiards room, oceanfront fit-
ness center, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi,
oceanfront pool. 2 bedrooms + den. Many
upgrades. Minimum 6 month lease. $2900
per month. Call 285-6871, 710-1570, 246-
PONTE VEDRA- 2BR/2BA, attached ga-
rage, furnished, all appliances, includes
W/D. $1200/mo. Mark 338-3230.
GRAND CAY Villas, 1BR.1BA, W/D, pool,
$750/mo plus util. 237-4418.
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The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader
January 17, 2007
SUMMER HOUSE, 1BR/1BA 5 star amen-
ities in PVB. $800/mo. All appliances in-
cluded. Call (904)318-1880.
JAX BEACH, 1BR/1BA very nice condo,
tiled floors, washer/ dryer, all appliances,
PONTE VEDRA. Walk To Beach. Furnish-
ed 1BR/1BA, water-to-golf view, pool,
tennis. $1250/mo. includes utilities. Pur-
chase option. 396-9544 or (904)608-
SUMMERHOUSE PVB, 2BR/2BA,
1032sf, WDHU, 1 year lease + 1 month
security. Cats OK, $1045/mo. Call Melissa
BELLEZA, PVB Condo, 2BR/2BA w/up-
rades, 1st fl w/lakeview, many amenities.
1100/mo. Call 334-5750.
BEAUTIFUL PVB CONDO: 1BR/1BA,
Full Size W/D, dishwasher, screened-in
patio, walk-in closet, lake view. Private
beach access, club house, pool, jacuzzi,
gym, cable ready. $900/mo. 904-704-7907
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
THE PALMS, 1/1, garage, new carpet/ tile,
new appliances, W/D, end unit, amenities,
gated, $925/mo+ dep. (904)285-5640, ext.
118, Shannon at Re/Max.
OCEANFRONT FURNISHED 2/2, pool,
consider lease option. $1750/mo.
2BR/2BA +garage, Jax Beach/ Palms,
2nd floor, screened porch, all appliances/
amenities. $1175/mo. 613-2569.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/2BA, oceanfront, 1st
floor, pool, W/D. $1800/mo. 655-6533.
HODGES BLVD. Gorgeous condo for rent
in a preserved area; 1BR/1BA +loft,
1100sf, W/D, fireplace, five star com-
munity, $950/mo. Special for January.
PVB CONDO, Cranes Lake, 2BR/2.5BA
'w/fireplace. Courtyard location w/lake
view, $1100/mo. 502-4701.
MARSH LANDING/The Palms 2/2 $1050.
Regency area/ Kendall Pointe- brand new,
free cable & internet, 2/2 $950, large 2/2
$1045, convenient to base at Mayport.
Ponte Vedra/ Ocean Grove 2/2 $1095, 1/1
$850. Realty Executives, Ponte Vedra
VILLAS AT Marsh Landing, 1BR/1BA,
marsh view 2nd floor, garage, $900/mo.
SLease/ urchase nntinn 536-7733
WAREHOUSE/ OFFICE 3500sf, new con-
struction in Atlantic Beach. 514-1090,
WAREHOUSE, WORKSHOP, Office
Space starting at $500/mo. 514-1090,
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Warehouse for
lease, 3629sf. Office included. Large park-
ing lot, beach side of intracoastal.
* RETAIL STOREFRONT 1700sf, North
side, 514-1090, 247-5334.
& FLEX SPACE
3000-7021 SF/$15-18 PSF/1351
13th Ave. S
Customized Space Available
Dan Corritore / Colin Nicholson
(904) 281-1990 / (904) 246-1658
The Board of Adjustment for the City of
Jacksonville Beach, Florida will meet and
hold public hearings on, Tuesday, Febru-
ary 6, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council
Chambers, located at 11 North 3rd
Street, Jacksonville Beach to consider the
following variance applications:
BOA 07-100001 City of Jacksonville
Beach Land Development Code Sec-
tion: 34-336 (e) (1) c.1, for a front yard of
14 feet in lieu of 25 feet required; to allow
for improvements to a single family dwell-
ing, for property located at 607 N. 16th
St., more specifically, Lot 7, Block 4,
Pine Grove Unit 4.
BOA 07-100002 City of Jacksonville
Beach Land Development Code Sec-
tion: 34-336 (e) (1) c.2, for an easterly
side yard of 7.8 feet in lieu of 10 feet re-
quired to allow for improvements to a sin-
gle family dwelling, for property located
at 138 S. 34th Ave., more specifically,
The westerly 20 feet of Lot 9, easterly 44
feet of Lots 10 & 11 and the easterly 44
feet of the northerly one-half of Lot 12, all
in Block 7., Atlantic Shores, Ocean Front,
Section Division A..
A copy of the above referenced applica-
tion(s) is available for review in the office
of the Planning and Development Depart-
ment, 11 North 3rd Street, during normal
business hours (M-F, 8a-5p).
FREE CATS and Kittens to approved Board of Adjustment
homes. Call 242-0224. City of Jacksonville Beach
HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
WHAT DESTROYS Relationships? An-
swer pg 446 Buy and Read Dianetics by
L. Ron Hubbard Send $8.00 to: Hubbard
Dianetics Foundation, 3102 N. Habana
Ave., Tampa FL 33607 (813)872-0722.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
LIVE- IN companion needed to help re-
tired railroad man w/ light housekeeping
duties. Room & board provided. Call
...... ......... .. 3 .. DIVORCE AMERICAN STYLE! Uncon-
PONTE VEDRA, Spacious 2BR/2BA, tested divorce papers. Without Kids (while
2 story corner unit w/fireplace, W/D. Newly you wait) With kids (a little longer) Since
renovated. $1100/mo. +electric. 635-6375. 1981/by appt. only (904)641-2187.
JAX BEACH, Palms at Marsh Landing,
2BR/2BA, gated community, screened
patio, lake view, newly remodeled, tile
floors, Berber carpet, new appliances,
W/D included, 2 pools, tennis court,
jacuzzi, tanning, beautiful fitness center,
clubhouse. Must see. $1250/mo.
AAAH BEAUTY ocean front luxury 2/2,
$1775/mo. Available 12/15, 1-800-758-
PVB. 2BR/2BA, w/fireplace, new applian-
ces, washer/dryer, many amenities.
JAX BEACH- Beautiful 1BR/1BA in The
Palms, gated, ground floor, all amenities
and' appliances, quiet lake view,
flex move-in, lease required $900/mo.
SUMMER HOUSE, 1 BR/1 BA 5 star amen-
ities in PVB. $800/mo. All appliances in-
cluded. Call (904)318-1880.
screen porch, pool,
basketball /tennis court
Long term $1000/mo
OCEANFRONT- FURNISHED & unfur-
nished homes & condosI From $500 per
week! All South Realty, 241-4141.
WINTER RENTAL, February & March
3BR/2BA, completely furnished, S. Jax
Beach, one block to ocean. $1200/mo.
4BR/4BA, weekly, monthly, yearly. Call
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.
PURSUANT TO Florida State Statute
705.103 the Atlantic Beach Police Depart-
ment will dispose of monies found in the
vicintity of Publix, Atlantic Beach. Rightful
owner of found monies must be able to
prove ownership. Please contact the
Atlantic Beach Police Department, Proper-
ty Section @ 247-5859.
BL 1/10, 12,17, 19
CITY OF NEPTUNE BEACH
Notice is hereby given that a WORK-
SHOP MEETING of the City Council of the
City of Neptune Beach, Florida, will be
held on January 22, 2007, at 6:00 p.m.,
in the Council Chambers, 116 First Street,
Neptune Beach, Florida.
If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Council with respect to any
matter coni'ijread ai ur. h mej.lng. r,
hearing In"' p,:ur- n r.i1l nrei,:. a r c-,r.- .:jI
the proceedings and i6,r -ucr, purpose
may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
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 these meetings should contact the City
Clerk's Office no later than 5:00 p.m. the
day of the meeting.
Lisa Volpe, CMC
NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD OF OPTICIANRY
BEACHES! FURNISHED vacation IN RE: The license to practice opticianry
rentals. (904)608-4325. / of:
S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean- Anthony J. Gervasini
front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267. 2147 Bertha Street
www.rentjacksonvillebeach.com Jacksonville, FL 32207
OCEANFRONT 1 OR 2BR, weekly/ CASE NO:.:2006-01422
monthly, pool, 463-7343. CASE NO.: 2006-01422
OCEANFRONT CONDOS & Beach
homes. Weekly/monthly. Visit us at:
jaxbeachrental.com or 535-3911 or
NON-DRAMATIC, CLEAN living individual
needs responsible, respectable roommate.
ATLANTIC BEACH, house to share,
$650/mo. Separate bedroom & bath. Non-
PROFESSIONAL INDIVIDUAL wants
roommate to share nice house in quiet
neighborhood in Atlantic Beach. 3BR/2BA.
$700 plus half utilities. 219-4307.
PROF FEMALE seeks to share 2BR/2BA
loft condo off Hodges. $500/mo + 1/2 utis,
HOUSE IN Pablo Bay, looking for room-
mate, $450/mo. plus 1/2 utilities. Must
have references. (904)612-8966.
ROOMMATE, ST. Johns Bluff, furnished
room w/cable. $485/mo. Call 568-2157.
ATLANTIC BEACH home, walk to Rag-
time, beach, or Russell Park. $675/rmo.,
BEAUTIFUL OCEANFRONT Condo to
share, South J.B. Private BR/BA. Parking,
pool $900/mo+ 1/2 utilities. All amenities.
LOOKING FOR roommate to share new
condo. Must be clean, neat. 1/3 rent, utilit-
ies, & fees, 463-2845.
RESPONSIBLE ROOMMATE wanted to
share 2/2 condo off Hodges. Pool, gym,
washer/ dryer. $500/mo. plus 1/2 util. Call
JAX BEACH, walk to beach, top floor
bedroom, private bath, $500/mo.
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE suite avail, at
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.
LICENSE NO.: 3652
The Department of Health has filed an Ad-
ministrative Complaint against you, a copy
of which m y 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
SUBLET OFFICE: Central beach location, '.malproceding
large office, great parking. $749/mo. in-
cludes utilities. Please call 249-9104. In accordance with the Americans with
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE space in Nep- Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
tune Beach, 1200sf w/5 large offices, accommodation to participate in this pro-
1400sf open floor plan (build to suit), or ceeding should contact the individual or
combine space for 2600sf. Recently reno- agency sending this notice not later than
vated, ample parking, water included, no seven days prior to the proceeding at the
CAM. For more information, Call 246-0009 address given on the notice. Telephone:
or 514-6092. (850)245-4640, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay
S. JAX Beach- Office space on 3rd Stj! Service.
700sf. from $760/mo. All South Realty,
241-4141. BL 1/10, 17, 24, 31/07
If a person decides to appeal any decision
by the Board of Adjustment with respect to
any matter considered at any meeting,
such person may need a record of the
proceedings, and, for such purpose, such
person 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
The public is encouraged to speak on is-
sues on this Agenda that concern them.
Anyone who wishes to speak should sub-
mit the request to the recording secretary
prior to the beginning of the meeting.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Flori-
da Statutes, persons with disabilities
needing special accommodation to partici-
pate in this meeting should contact the
Planning' and Development Department
no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day preced-
ing the meeting.
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ied. Parvin 294-2945.
NURSES (RN OR LPN)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org EOE/
Ponte Vedra opening for person to assist
senior with doctor visits and transport,
talking to doctors, shopping trips, adminis-
ter pill taking and nutrition, some light
meal preparation and some hobbies.
Flexible split shift with some time in the
morning and againin afternoon. 20 hours
a week. Very good pay. Call Mike Boms
at 285-3400 ext 3356 or email at
mborns @ cntre.com.
YARD WORK, raking leaves, flower beds,
$6 per hour, 703-6703.
MASSAGE THERAPIST. Friendly, Ener-
getic, Positive attitude a must. P/T,
MORTGAGE BROKERS. A1A Mortgage
located in Jacksonville Beach is seeking
full and part time licensed mortgage brok-
ers. Aggressive commissions, work at
home or at office. E-mail resume to
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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
HELP ORGANIZING my home office,
computer skills required, 703-6703.
Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
BRICKLAYERS & Laborers wanted. Expe-
rienced or eager to learn trade. 434-4865.
FRONT DESK/ Office Manager for Inter-
nal & Holistic medical office. Responsibili-
ties include answering phones, booking
appointments, marketing, public relations
and supporting M.D.' Excellent written, ver-
bal and interpersonal communication skills
'and computer skills required. Experience
in marketing and sales a plus. Must be en-
thusiastic, dependable and consistent. No
phone calls please. Fax resume with refer-
RECEPTIONIST. Fast-Paced Orthopaedic
practice located at the beach looking for
full-time receptionist. Mon-Fri, 40 hrs./wk.
Hours vary between 7am-6pm. Must have
min. 2 yrs. experience in medical practice.
Full benefits. Please fax resume:
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Full
time Mon.-Fri.; dependability a must, at-
tention to detail, $10/hr., benefits provid-
ed, beaches office. Fax resume 270-1633.
SALES PERSON needed. Full time, Part'
time. Apply in person Sea Shells & Coral,
230 North Boardwalk, Jax Beach.
LOOKING for a change? Established Sal-
on has opening for stylists. Excellent
working conditions, 60% Commission.
Health and Dental insurance. All inquiries
confidential. Contact Bob at Susan Mer-
rick Hair Designs. 246-7272 or 246-1579.
THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE BEACH
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:
email@example.com, or visit oUr Z44tS
Drug Iree work environment, 'EOE, V
HOUSEKEEPERS NEEDED Immediately.
Flexible hours, no weekends, excellent
pay. Transportation & phone required.
Must have valid drivers license. Beaches
for local house cleaning business. Must
have own transportation, pass background
check and be avail. M-F, btwn 8-5:30pm.
SERVERS WANTED. Chizu Japanese
Steak House. Apply after 2pm, 1227
South 3rd St.
CUSTOMER SERVICE: Call Center open-
ings for busy window treatment manufac-
turer. Start $8.50/hr. depending on experi-
ence and flexibility. Need detail oriented
people w/basic math and typing skills. Will
train on computer. Good phone personali-
ty and ability to solve customer problems
in a cheerful manner a must. Several posi-
tions available. Benefits, 401K. Call Kim
800-888-6680 ext. 230.
FRONT PERSON needed, Chizu Japa- BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
these Steak House, 1227 So. 3rd St. Apply needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
after 2pm. Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.
NANNY/ BABYSITTER. Needed 2-3 days
a week, 7-9 hours a day. Must have out-
standing credentials and/or references.
Hourly wage negotiable. Only the best
need apply. Please call 887-1809.
NEED FRONT office receptionist. Com-
puter skills required. Temporary P/T, Riv-
erside, $7 per hour 384-3453.
EF/ EHP Is seeking individuals to work
with Foreign Exchange Students this sum-
mer for 4 weeks. P/T now and F/IT
4 weeks this July. If you enjoy working
with teens, networking within your com-
munity and being part of a dynamic team
please contact the Regional Office at
1-866-480-4089 or email
Locally owned funeral home seeking P/T
staff associate. Must be dependable and
professional. Hours vary. Call
PONTE VEDRA area, counter help want-
ed, daytime. 285-5644.
CLEANING STAFF needed for Residential
and Commercial beach located cleaning
business. Sign-on bonus incentive. Prior
experience a must. Own transportation.
20+ hours weekly. Starting salary $8-
$10/hr. Background inquiry performed.
Contact Lisa at 242-0300.
BOOKKEEPER/ SECRETARY needed for
Real Estate Office, experienced. Fax re-
PRESCHOOL TEACHER must be de-
pendable and loving. CDA or equivalency
needed. Also looking for afternoon Teach-
ers & Subs. Call The Red School House.
DRIVERS, LOCAL and/ or long distance
runs. 20+ years driving experience, clean
driving record, CDL license. Apply: 58 W.
9th St., Atlantic Beach or call 241-6004.
AFTERNOON TEACHER for 2yr olds,'
M-F, 3-6pm, for church preschool. Some
experience required. 246-2891 for inter-
view. Dependable applicants only.
HOUSEKEEPER AND part-time child care
needed for school-aged child. Must have
reliable transportation. Background check
required. 241-8089 leave message.
AM & P.M., F/IT& P/T
at Vicar's Landing (Ponte Vedra). Compet-
itive pay, benefits, bonus and schlorships
awarded annually. Drug free workplace,
EOE. Call 273-1734.
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-
EXPERIENCED AUTO Detailers.' Full &
part time. Will train. Must have -valid driv-
er's license & transportation. Only serious,
responsible, hard workers need apply.
FAST GROWING Technology Company
seeks professional, energetic person for
outside client retention position. Must
have good communication skills, computer
skills, and be able to work in a fast paced
environment. E-mail resume to
Needed F/T, days only w/ a can- do atti-
tude. Light manufacturing & assembly
work exp. a must. Knowledge & use .of
small machinery & tools required. Looking
for someone who can follow instructions.
Start at $7.50/hr. Call 249-3545 between
9am- 3pm only, Mon- Fri.
SECRETARY WANTED for Beaches law
office. No legal experience necessary, will
train. The position requires keyboard
skills, attention to detail, the ability and de-
sire to learn, and the ability to play well
with others. Send resume or a summary of
qualifications by fax to (904)339-0501 or
by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.
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.
CARPENTERS & Helpers. Beaches area.
Transportation & phone a must. 535-7356.
ADMIN. ASSISTANT Cheerful, profes-
sional appearing person. $9/hr. Full or part
time. Fax resume to 241-4144 or apply in
person at All South Realty, Inc., 3090 So.
3rd St., Jax Beach.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT needed
for top. executives. No .weekends. Must
have experience. Call (904)207-7757.
WELDERS, ALL types, pipe fitters, ship
fitters, marine electricians, sheet metal
mechanics, marine carpenters, outside
machinists, inside machinists, sand blast-
ers, tank cleaners, labor/ helpers, shipyard
personnel. Contact (904)726-5661 or
EXPERIENCED LINE Cook for breakfast
and lunch. Apply within @ Ellen's Kitchen
1824 South 3rd St. 246-1572.
IMMEDIATE opening- Instrument Person.
Experience required Drug- Free work-
place. Benefits available. BOATWRIGHT/
DURDEN SURVEYORS. Call 241-8550
TEACHER ASSISTANTS for toddler and
preschool rooms. Experience preferred.
Must be reliable, patient, and enjoy inter-
acting with children. EOE. 242-9645 or
HIRING Pizza Maker & Servers. Apply
within: 47.35 Hodges Blvd. Call 821-4350.
COUNTER ATTENDANT needed, Dry
Cleaner, PVB. Good pay/ benefits.
LULU'S WATERFRONT GRILL
LUNCH and Dinner Line Cooks & Kitchen
Utility. You make good money working
with good people in a busy waterfront res-
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
PRE-K TEACHER 8am-4:30pm. Must
have CDA or Florida Teacher's certificate,
and background clearances completed.
Maximum class size of 10 students. Great
opportunity for teacher to try something
other than the public school system. EOE,
242-9645 rr email: email@example.com
SALES POSITION for 5 experienced
phone consultants. $1500 week income
potential. Management opportunity. Call
for interview at 866-430-2031 ask for
FRONT RECEPTIONIST southside area,
podiatry practice. Please fax resume to
771-2002. DFWP EOE.
w/valid Florida Driver's License. Experi-
ence helpful but will train. Good salary &
benefits. Apply: Surfside Pools, 313
Beach Blvd., 246-2666, or fax resume:
249-8801, e-mail: surfsidepools @aol.com
BOTTOM'S UP Diving Services.
Now hiring Commercial Divers. FT/PT.
BOOKKEEPER ASSISTANT, min. 3yrs.
A/R, 3yrs. A/P, 3yrs. Customer Service.
Computer/ Internet guru; technology ori-
ented, self.-motivated, detail oriented. Exc.
benefits to include profit sharing. Smoke
free office, www.transitplus.com Fax re-
TRAINERS FOR day program. Work w/
adults who have M.R./D.D. M-F, 8am-
4pm. Apply 850 6th Ave. South, Suite 500,
PONTE VIEDRA General Dentist needs
Experienced Dental Assistant needed.
Full-time position M-TH. Great working
environment with a TEAM of caring pro-
fessionals. Full benefit package
available. If you have been thinking about
making a change, please call Betty at
285-7336 Ifor an interview or fax your re-
sume to 285-3604.
MAKING CHANGES. Line cooks, and a
breakfast cook, and dishwashers needed.
Apply at 13170-22 Atlantic Blvd. Jerry's
Sports Grille. 220-6766
Personable, reliable person for optical. Ex-
perience preferred. Will train. if highly moti-
vated. 285-8448 ,
CLASS-A CDL Drivers. Now Hiring OTR &
Local Drivers- New Equipment; Great
Benefits; Premium Pay Package. Call
Oakley Transport, (877)882-6537.
Full-time Activity Assistant working with
the geriatric population in a Premier Re-
tirement Community Health Center. Expe-
rience required. Must be dependable and
have the ability to multi-task. Excellent
benefit 'package, competitive wages, and
pleasant work environment. Hours: Sun-
day through Thursday, 8:30-5:00. Appli-
cations available at Fleet Landing Security
Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic
Beach, FL 32233; Fax to (904)246-9447;
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Web-
site: fleetlanding.com EOE/ Drug-Free
RECEPTIONIST/ ADMIN. Ponte Vedra
Co. seeks an individual with a pleasant
personality & professional attitude. Must
e able to multi-task, duties include multi-
line phone, customer service & admin
work, experience in Word, Excel. Up to
$32K with benefits. Resumes to
email@example.com, Fax 280-2862. EOE.
CITY OF ATLANTIC BEACH
Starting pay $16.75/hr. to $23.45/hr. de-
pending on license and experience. Must
have Florida Wastewater Operator
License and a valid FL drivers license with
a satisfactory driving record. Applications
accepted until 1/24/07 at 800 Seminole
Rd. Atl. Beach. FL 32233 or visit
www.coab.us or call (904)247-5820. No
smokers/ tobacco users./ Drug testing
BOOTH RENTAL Hairstylist. Call Studio
HAIR STYLIST needed. Two stations
available, two booth rent or commission,
also nail station availal @ Styles of
Ponte Vedra, located on omer of Mickler
and A1 A. Contact Denise at 280-0494.
Beaches Real Estate office needs appt.
scheduler & advertising coordinator.
Needs excellent phone/ cust. serv. & good
computer skills. 8:30am-5:30pm, M-F. Pay
commensurate with exp. Fax resumes to
(904)285-5616. or email to:
TRANSFER DRIVERS Need 40 CDL
Class A or B drivers to transfer motor.
homes, straight trucks, tractors, and bus-
es. Year around work. (800)501-3783.
PHILLY'S FINEST, experienced cooks
and pizza maker, FT/PT,- starting $8-
$10/hr. ,15th Ave. N. 241-7188.
BAPTIST PEDIATRICS, Inc., an affiliate of
Baptist Health is seeking the following po-
sitions for the Ponte Vedra branch.
Duties will include giving immunizations,
plotting graphs,' plating throat and urine
cultures and handling babies/ children.
Strong team player with ability to work un-
der pressure is needed. MA certification,
TELEPHONE TRIAGE RN
Must have knowledge of acute and chron-
ic disease processes and excellent tele-
phone service, communication and PC
Please apply online at:
or fax resume to
Attn: Office Manager at:
Equal Opportunity Employer.
LAWN MAINTENANCE Foreman & help-
ers. Apply 7am, TNT Landscape. 1074
10th Ave. South, Jax Beach. 247-4477.
MEDICAL/ SALES Office in Ponte Vedra
needs Front Desk Associate w/ outgoing
personality. Mon- Fri, 9-5pm. Starting pay
$13/hr. Fax resume to: (904)278-6172.
PONTE VEDRA Animal Hospital seeking:
Receptionist with Customer Service expe-
rience. Apply within, 28 Corona Rd.,
Ponte Vedra, 285-7924.
PAINTERS AND Painter's Helpers need-
ed, must have own transportation and
hand tools. Pays $8-$22 per hour with
overtime. Work is north of Dames Point
Bridge. Dental, Health, Ufe Insurance.
TIDY LAWvN & LANDSCAPE SVC., INC. MORTGAGE BROKERS. A1A Mortgage
Looking for experienced lawn/ landscape located, in Jacksonville Beach is seeking,
w'o'rker.$%-$12 hour or qalarpaid vpiqa-r fuf an
worker. $- .h urr raia. uaRart time licensed mortgage brok-
tit, valid FL driv4119-Wa IW4l5.%9tb.ei s. Agressive commissions, work atf
53 4-7559. home or at office. E-mail resume to'
F/T ADMINISTRATIVE Asst./ Reception- firstname.lastname@example.org
ist. PVB insurance Broker seeks organ-
ized individual with the ability to perform
tasks with speed and accuracy. Work
without constant supervision and adjust to
fluctuating workloads. Proficiency with Mi-
crosoft Office and strong problem solving
skills are a must. Previous office experi-
ence a plus and 2 year degree preferred.
Fax resunmie to 904-285-3363.
EXPERIENCED FLOORING SALES
PERSON. Mainly Beaches area. Fax re-
sume 247-9036. ,
CAREGIVERS NEEDED. American Home
Companions seeks compassionate, live-in
& hourly caregivers for the elderly. Must
be able to work weekends. 291-2400.
FRONT DESK/ Office Manager Busy
medical clinic. Salary negotiable, w/bene-
fits. Fax resume to: 285-4663.
PONTE VEDRA Preschool Teacher for 3
year iold class, also Assistant Teacher,
variable hours; CDA a plus. Call
TODDLER TEACHER. Must be patient,
experienced and enjoy playing with chil-
dren. A sense of humor a must. CDA pre-
ferred, EOE. 242-9645 or email:
DRIVER ASAP 36-43cpm/ $1.20pm +
Sign On Bonus $0 Lease New Trucks
CDL-A + 3 mos OTR (800)635-8669.
MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN for high
rise apartment building. Good pay and
benefits. Fax resume to 339-0263, EOE.
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-
email@example.com 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-
Pao i 6B
w Expect Nothing Less
SThan "Five Diamonds"
Ponte Vedra Beach Resorts is seeking
for the 2007 season.
No Experience Necessary.
Training will be provided upon completion of the
physical agility test and application process.
Test will consist of:
~Timed 550 yard swim, completed in 10 minutes or less.
~A one half mile run, to be completed in 3:30 minutes or less.
~25 yard underwater swim.
Testing Dates & Times
(You only need to attend one!)
lTueidays, Jan. 23rd & 30th Feb. 6th, 13th & 20th @ 6pm
Saturday, Jan. 27th Feb. 3"r, 10th & 17th @ 9am
Test MUST be completed by February 20th, 2007
Tests will be conducted at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club
200 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach in the Surf Club
For More Information
Call (904) 285-1111 ext 7600
The Beach~es Teader/Ponte Vedra Leader
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VENUS IS looking for individuals to pick
orders in our climate controlled ware-
house. Various days available to work
7:30am to 4prm shift. Call our job line at
645-6000 #4. EOE.
Send resumes to:
Fax Resume to
Stylist needed, commission or rental. Must
have some clientele. 614-4611.
SERVER, COCKTAIL Server- P/T,
Bartender & Sous Chef. Please apply in
person to: Giovanni's, 1161 Beach Blvd.,
Jax Beach., 249-7787.
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
(866)317-5050 ask for Tony.
LULU'S WATERFRONT GRILL
LUNCH and Dinner Servers. You make
good money working with good people in
a busy waterfront restaurant. 285-0139.
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Banquet Houseperson Groundskeeper
Line Cook Dish Room Supervisor
Maintenance Engineer Diningroom Attendant
Golf Shop Coordinator Cafe Italiano Server
Valet/Bellperson Section Housekeeper E
We offer competitive wages, excellent benefits,
opportunities for advancement and
a caring management staff.
Please apply in person Tuesday- Friday. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. or by appt. *
1000 PGA TOUR Boulevard; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 N
Job Hotline: (904) 280-7070
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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.
VENDING ROUTE: Professional Equip-
ment & Support. All Brands, All Sizes.
Drinks & Snacks, Healthy & Energy
Drinks, too! Financing Available with
$6,500 down. (877)843-8726 Local.
BED- KING mattress set, $289. Can de-
PING PONG TABLE, brand new, in-
cliudes all equipment, $350, 887-9596.
BEAUTIFUL 450 GALLON REEF
AQUARIUM & CABINET fully stocked
with fish, corals and live rock. Have invest-
ed aprox $17,000. Asking $8,000 OBO.
.. ,3 .1 ,i '
ROPER;WAA-IER arid' Dryer set $250;'
GE side by side refrigerator/freezer $150.
All three in very good condition. 894-4608.
GOLF CART, new enclosure, excellent
condition, $1400, 273-6581.
DIRECT SATELLITE Television now of-
fers Greek programming! Free Equipment,
Free 4 Room Installation. Free HD/DVR
upgrade after rebate. Call Now! (800)379-
AT&T PARTNER phone system. 5 phones
installed for $899. 249-8877.
ANTIQUE ROLL top desk, excellent con-
dition, $750; antique love seat w/chair,
good condition, $300. 249-2245.
ROOF-TOP SEARS luggage carrier, $40;
industrial stainless steel cooking pot
w/burner, $35; Nintendo DS, $75; portable
DVD player, $25, 6 person hot tub, 1 year
old, $3500. 827-3199.
TWINS BEDROOM Set 2 twin beds,
Dresser, night-table and linens, light wood
$350 OBO, 2 rattan bar stools $25 each.
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 undersold!
ACTIVE NANNY honest, dependable,
transportation & references. $10-$12/hr.,
any area. CPR & First Aid. PIT or F/T.
CHILDCARE- HRS Licensed, Certified
CPR, First Aid, retired preschool teacher,
25 years experience, provides very per-
sonal and professional care in my home.
Off Atlantic Blvd, near Indian Springs Sub-
LOVING IN-HOME Child Care PVB. Ages
6-weeks and up. HRS licensed. 8 years
experience. Tammy 373-0404.
GARDNER/ CARETAKER position by de-
.pendable, trustworthy, detail oriented per-
son. Have lots of plant/ lawn experience.
BEACHES BEST MASSAGE
FEEL GREAT! Don't wait! Call Dr.Pam
FREE CATHETER samples. Free ship-
ping, FDA approved. Medicare, Medicaid
billed directly. No paperwork. No out-of-
pocket cost if qualified. Professional, car-
ing staff. Conditions may apply. (800)755-
MEDICARE COVERED CATHETERS. In-
termittent catheters covered by Medicare,
Medicaid billed directly. No paperwork. No
out-of-pocket cost if qualified. FDA ap-
proved. Free shipping. Caring staff.
CERTIFIED NURSES Aide: I will live in 3
days per week and provide patient with to-
tal care. Transportation to appointments,
will assist with house management.
10 yrs exp. Will fax top references & back-
ground upon request (904)885-2200.
"GERM-KILLING" CATHETERS. Risking
UTI's reusing old red rubber! Get FDA ap-
proved "germ-killing", antibiotic catheters.
Medicare, Medicaid billed direct. No out-
of-pocket if qualified. Free shipping.
EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER seeking
3 day live-in position, weekends +1day.
COMPANION SITTING or child care,
housekeeping and more. PVB referen-
PROFESSIONAL CAREGIVER. Tailored
,to your needs. Ref's available. Ask for
WE PROVIDE quality live ins or hourly
caregivers for seniors. Please call 631-
ANTIQUE REPRODUCTION desk 5'x2.5'
$150; stuffed upholstered chair $100,
OAK KITCHEN table w/ 4 chairs $85.
Washer $90. 40" Samsung HD TV $300.
273-4744 or 476-8521.
TWIN MATTRESSES, box springs &
frame $200. Baby bed (white) $45. All like
BRUNSWICK ANTIQUE Pool Table, 1922
Aviator,, 4'x8', reconditioned, excellent ta-
ble. $3000 OBO. Call Joel (904)535-5293.
TREADMILL, TROTTER 545 $200. Two
Schwinn.rSpin Bikes $50 each. 241-2123.
INVACARE PRONTO R2 power wheel
chair. Cost new $6500. Asking $2200. Call
2007 CLEARANCE SALE!
Dayna's Antiques and family are
slashing prices thru Jan. 31st. (our excuse
to buy new stock). Unbelievable deals on
both decorator items and antiques as well
as classic lighting, beach cottage and
painted furniture. Jax Beach @ Beach
Blvd and 11th St., across from Good Will
(next to Subway). 10am-6pm, Mon. thru
BUILDING SALE. Jan/ Feb delivery or de-
posit holds till Spring. 25'x36'x14' $5400.
40'x60'x16' $12,800. Front end optional.
Rear end included. Many others. Pioneer,
(800)668-5422 or www.pioneersteel.com.
US POSTAGE stamps (390) at discount,
1981 VESPA PRIMAVERA motor scooter,
150 cc. Runs good and great on gas.
$1500 OBO and title ready, 246-3857 or
BED- FULL-SIZE cherry sleigh bed,
w/mattress & box spring. Must sell. $395.
Can deliver (904)858-9350.
BED- BEAUTIFUL Temp-pedic Memory
Foam mattress & boxspring, new in
plastic w/warranty. $379. Must sell.
STORM WINDOWS Aluminum, com-
plete 2-story house, $ neg.; medical lift/
recliner, $700 OBO, 249-5956.
6 PIECE Bedroom Set includes queen
mattress & box, new still in boxes. $499.
Can deliver. 858-9350.
GENDRON STAINLESS wheelchair w/
oxygen holder, $200; Action Patriot, extra
wide wheelchair, $250, 735-1313.
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES: electric self
cleaning range, built in dishwasher, over
the range microwave $200 for all.
2 BIRD cages, Lg & med. size. Call for de-
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
(888)393-0335. Mention code 24.
AFFORDABLE HOME Decor & Furnish-
ings with a tropical flare. See it at
"Off the Wall", 1058 N 3rd St, Jax Bch
FL, behind Harry's. 685-2223.q s
BED- BRAND name queen set,
new, w/warranty $129. Can deliver.
WOLFF TANNING beds. Buy Direct and
save Full body units from $22 a month.
Free color catalog. Call today. (800)842-
COOKBOOK COLLECTION, over 40
books, hardcover and spiral bound.
Regional, Ethnic, and Group publications
included. $80 (entire collection only).
ORIENTAL RUG, 9'X11', earth tones
w/brown border, $500, 246-1097.
GLASS-TOP TABLE, seats six, beautiful
blonde woed. $350. 241-7721..t. -.
WHIRLPOOL WASHER & Dryer, $75'eda
30 day warranty. Deliver, $20. 318-8173,
HEART PINE, tongue & groove flooring
cut from antique Pine timbers. Installation,
stair material.. FLORIDA HEARTWOOD
CALLING ALL ARTISTS! A show for
local artists will be hosted by
"Off the Wall", January 31 thru Feb 3,
2007. Send photos of your work to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by
1058 N 3rd St. Jax Bch, (behind Harry's).
Hours : 11am to 7pm, Tues. thru Sat.
*LAND AUCTION* 300 Props Must be
Soldl Low Down/ E-Z Financing. Free Cat-
alog (800)937-1603 www.landauction.com
NRLL East:AB2509, Bulziuk:AU3448,
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @ beachesleader.com
NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE Sale, Ameri-
ca & Constitution Place, Saturday, 8-12.
No early birds!
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS Saturday,
9am-1pm, 360 St. Augustine Blvd.
SATURDAY JAN 20th 8am-12pm. Misc
Items, including appliances. 1633 Landing
PLUS SIZE clothing (Lane Bryant), men's
clothing, sports items,, books, & much
more, Sat., 8am-2pm, 985 Main St.
MOVING SALE! Livingroom, Bedroom,
Dining furniture, Glassware, Linens, Rugs,
Kitchenware, Electronics. All great prices.
Fri. & Sat., 8am, 253 Sailfish Dr.
191 SEMINOLE Rd., Saturday, 7am-?
Household items, furniture, clothes, etc.
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INSIDE MOVING sale, furniture, etc.
Avistele' of Ponte Vedra Apartments,
262 Montego Way, Sat., 9am-?
13575 EAST Tarrasa Ct.; off San Pablo
and Atlantic. Cleaning out to remodel. Chi-
na cabinet, TV, Go-Ped, and lots more.
Saturday, 11/20, 8am-3pm.
GREAT STUFF Saturday & Sunday,
10 Oam-4pm. 2434 Bentshire Drive.
AMELIA ISLAND Estate, 1619 Ocean For-
est Dr. Easy! A1A to Scott Rd. to Ocean
Forest Dr. (nr. Ritz-Carlton). Antiques:
secretary, sewing stand, tables, more.
Fabulous antique lamps, candelabras
chandelier. Meissen. etc. Gorgeous mir-
rhi- Kipirt.1 r D Rrr ol.3|a.,' crla',rz
Bronze dqg slerlinrq. jewelry an, iinens,
etc Th 9.4, Fr, 9. China Cat 241-0344.
QUEEN SIZE Serta Perfect Sleeper. mat- BABY GRAND Piano, Zimmermann. 4'7",
tress/box/frame, $120. Clean quality bed. mahogany, excellent condition, $4000
Can deliver, 246-1832. OBO, 273-6581.
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SEWING MACHINE Repairs. Complete
tune-up. All makes, all models, $49.50.
NEW YEAR'S CHANGE OUT SPECIAL
We service & sell all makes & models.
Free estimate. Family owned & operated
CAC1I814887, Padgetts A/C, 588-5222.
FOR REASONABLE fees, call Betty Lees.
I don't cut corners, I clean them, 372-4103
TOP NOTCH office cleaning, Beaches
area. Licensed & Insured, 868-4088.
HONEST DEPENDABLE, individual serv-
ice. Excellent references. Reasonable
rates, 12 years experience, Sara, 620-
PROFESSIONAL CLEANING, dependa-
ble. Reasonable rates, free estimates. Call
BEACHES CLEANING. Residential, Com-
mercial; Move-in/ Move-out and Construc-
tion Cleaning. Weekly, Bi-weekly or
Monthly services provided. Call for free
ENDLESS SUMMER Lawncare. Free esti-
mates. Professional customer service.
Mowing, edging, weeding, trimming- trees,
shrubs. Licensed & insured. Residential &
commercial. CALL US FIRST! 270-2664.
Contractor will paint any avg. size room
WINSOR LAWN Service, Inc. Competitive BEACHES HOME SERVICES. Painting,
rates. Call Alan. 237-5301. free estimates, work guaranteed, licensed.
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PROFESSIONAL LAWN service. We mow
lawns. Free estimates. 246-0967.
DRIVEWAYS, PATIOS, sidewalks, ex-
posed river rock, demolition, & room addi-
tions. RK Ballard Construction, Inc. Li-
censed & insured. Call Chuck, 874-6692.
CALL HYDES Enterprises, LLC for a
free estimate! Concrete Driveways, Pa-
tios, Sidewalks & Room Additions.
(904)669-7517. Need your project done
right call us!
A PLUS QUALITY PAINTING, INC. Top
knotch work guaranteed. Painting, trim,
carpentry, wood repair, pressure washing.
Licensed/ Insured. Free estimates.
WYMAN'S PAINTING and PRESSURE
WASHING COMPANY. 15yrs. experi-
ence. Specializing in Beach homes.
STACKS/ Truckload or Cordwood. Pickup
or Delivery. Call 285-6427.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
ATTENTION GC'SI Need a plumbing con-
tractor? We're looking for bid opportuni-
ties. Licensed & Insured. Call GMG Inc.
at 904-247-5100. Fax 904-247-5101.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS.
Licensed & Insured. Call 904-677-6362.
PERFECTION DRYWALL Inc. Specializ-
ing in drywall & home maintenance. Lic. &
ADVANCED DECKING, fencing & con-
crete. Free estimates. All deck, fence, &
conc. needs. Lic. & ins. Call 400-0392.
TWO M CONSTRUCTION
Repairs, specializing in termite damage.
CORIAN RESURFACING and small re-
pairs, Free Estimates. Call anytime. All
work 100% guaranteed. 904-484-6077
KP HOME IMPROVEMENT INC
Painting, pressure washing, wood floors,
carpentry, tile work, drywall. 571-3261.
HANDYMAN- EXPERIENCED and very
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.
ROMANO GUTTER SERVICE
Installation/ Cleaning. Get 10ft. of gutter
free w/purchase of 1 downspout. Just
mention this ad. 246-5649
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JAN 18, 19, 20, 21. 8:30am to 5:30pm
11345 Finchley Lane. Off Old St. Augus-
tine Rd. Turn at Lowes. Packed w/antique
and designer furniture, porcelain, (Royal
Dolton, Roseville) pottery, jewelry, lamps,
books, art & craft supplies, full garage.
Last day 50% off.
40' BOAT SLIP for sale, exclusive Har-
bortown Marina. $164K. 463-2845.
BOAT, STORAGE in PV. Visit
BOAT SLIP For Rent, Harbortown Marina,
40' with water & electric, $500. 463-2845.
1998 HONDA CBR 600S3, red, 15K
miles; runs perfect, $2800 OBO,
1988 RAM Charger, mechanically reno-
vated, new A/C, $2800 value, asking
$1400 OBO. 242-2546, 568-6067.
1997 CHEVROLET Astro Van, auto, V6,
A/C, PS, PB, AM/FM/CD. Great work
truck, runs good. $3000. 219-1276.
2000 FORD Mustang convertible. Stereo
CD., new trans., $6300 838-9786.
1989 OLDS Cutlass Ciera, V6 engine. Not
perfect but looks and runs good. $900.
1999 Black Chevrolet Camaro. 70,914
miles, V6, 5spd, good condition. $6400
OBO. (904)982-5300 or email:
1997 TOYOTA Camry LE, immac. condi-
tion, 83k miles, leather interior, power win-
dow/ locks, cruise, new tires, $6400 OBO,
1998 PONTIAC Bonneville SSE, fully
loaded, $2300 OBO, 246-8593, 629-2111.
2000 CHEVY Impala LS, loaded, one
owner, 51K mi., $8,500 OBO. 247-0709.
2005 TOYOTA Corolla LE, only 19,000
miles. Excellent condition, $13,900.
1992 BMW 325i convertible, manual,
134,000 miles. $3900 OBO. 415-3777.
1998 PONTIAC Grand Am GT 4 cylinder 5
speed, 97000 miles runs A-1, AM/FM/CD,
cold A/C, electric sunroof & windows, key-
less entry, alarm, extra clean on the in-
side, some hood damage. Books for
$4850 selling for $2000 firm. 812-251-
2001 FORD Escort, new tires, stereo, bat-
tery, brakes; excellent condition, $2500,
1991 MAZDA MPV, runs good, $1200.,
2000 TOYOTA 4-Runner SR5. A/C, stereo
CD, $5200, 838-9786.
2007. FORD Focus, 2 door sports coupe,
loaded, 3k miles, $13,500. 502-7343.
2000 CADILLAC El-Dorado, 2 door, pearl
white leather. Excellent condition. $5900
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*Pa~e 8B January 17, 2OOO7~
The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader
LEFT: Panthers for-
ward Kyle Timpane
(44) snares an offen-
sive rebound in front
of a Raines defender
Monday as the teams
played in the MLK
Forrest High School.
RIGHT: Nease center
James Wilson (in
green) reaches for a
loose ball as he hits
the floor. The Vikings
ABOVE: Nease's Christian Dennis dribbles the ball up court.
ABOVE: Ryan Hentkowski dribbles past a Raines defender.
BELOW: Joe Largura takes it to the hole for a layup.
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January 17, 20007.