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Vol. 45 No. 13

August 3, 2007


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

Alum recalls time in
the halls of Fletcher
See A-9

Meet Brie and her sis-
ter Burgundie in this
week's Leader spot-
light on pets
See B-7

... After

60 years

4- The Homestead in 1930s.

Homestead hangs

up the skillets

Road work

proves too
much for

The Homestead
Restaurant in
Jacksonville Beach will T
close its doors August
14, after more than 60
years of operation.
The popular Beach
Boulevard restaurant,
which is housed in a log
cabin, has lost business
due to ongoing road
work outside its front Beach Boulevard wo
door, according to Homestead
owner Teresa Pratt.
Widening of Beach
Bouelvard has meant mounds of dirt, heavy
equipment and countless barricades in at the
restaurant's entrance, making it tough for cus-
tomers to enter the business, Pratt said.
"A tradition we have at the Beaches is no
longer going to be here," Pratt said, adding
that the anticipated closure at the entrance to
neighboring:Jardin de Mar is the final straw. "
I just don't see how we'll be sustain this. It's
been six to eight months and I see no relief in
Pratt said the restaurant is down about
$156,000 in sales since the first of the year and
revenues are at or lower than they were five
eyars ago, when she began at Hoinestead.
The restaurant is operated under a lease Pratt
has with Hank Woodburn, owner of Adventure
Landing and owner of The Homestead proper-
ty. That lease has two years to run and Pratt
said Woodburn has already been gracious
about discounting rent.
Woodburn could not be reached for com-
ment and employees at Adventure Landing
said they had no information about future
plans for the property.
"I wish I could find the funding to keep it
open. We've argued with the state and four
contractors," Pratt said, explaining that she
has been frustrated repeatedly by the lack of
help. She said during the road construction the
eatery has endured intermittent interruptions
in electrical, water, phone and cable service

)rk has had an adverse affect on business at the

The tvwo-stor; pine log building was con-
structed ca. 19,34 using horizontal logs with
notched corners and unfilled with cement.
*Originally designed as a private residence,
the building has housed The Homestead since
1947. The property was purchased by Alpha
0. 1'aynter. She also owned the Copper Kettle
in 1948, Prior to opening the restaurant she
Sued the building as her residence and room-
ing house. In 1962 she sold the restaurant to
Preben lohansen, w'ho also operated Le
C tlavc:u. The :h:.'mettd v. 1. lter ;sold o, the
'Macri family then to lohansen's daughter
before the site vwas sold and Pratt took over
The ghost of Mrs. Pasnter is reported to
have been seen in the restaurant to this day.

that were caused by the road work.
The restaurant has 67 employees, many of
whom came from First Street Grill, where Pratt
also worked before it closed to make way for
condominium development.
"It' so tough for an independent restauran-
teur to do business ordinarily, but when you
have barricades, like this, I can't see it," Pratt
said, adding she is brokenhearted.

Mayport eyed as

hub for possible

water transport

A committee to study the
feasibility of a regional water
transportation system has
identified Mayport fishing vil-
lage as a potential "station"
for a water transit system,
according to JTA Regional
Planner James Boyle.
The regional waterborne
advisory committee, which
held its first meeting in mid-
July, was established as a joint
effort between JTA and the
MPO to study the feasibility of
a regional transportation sys-
tem that would utilize the St.
Johns River for both trans-
portation and eco-tourism,
Borne said.
"We're examining all differ-
ent kinds of technology: fer-
ries, water taxis...," said Boyle,

explaining that the study is in
its preliminary phases.
Although nothing is defini-
tive, the committee has sug-
gested that Mayport, as well as
other areas along the
Intracoastal Waterway, could
be used as a "station" if a
water transit system was
The service could help alle-
viate transportation on busy
roads and could also boost
eco-tourism, according to
Atlantic Beach
Commissioner Sylvia
Simmons attended the com-
mittee meeting, which had
approximately 22 attendees,
ranging from officials, envi-
ronmentalists and economic

AB plans 10% expense cut

Each department in the
city of Atlantic Beach has
proposed a 10 percent budg-
et reduction for the fiscal
year 2007-2008, according
to City Manager Jim
The City of Atlantic Beach
has published its proposed
budget, which will be
reviewed by the city com-
mission at a series of budget
workshops, beginning Aug.
Hanson requested that
each department review its
budget and analyze how
and where it could shave off
10 percent of it.. ,
.- "During ;-he department
budget* reviews, each pro-
posed reduction was consid-
ered in light of whether or
not the public would ulti-
mately notice a reduction in
services. For those where
the answer was no, -reduc-
tions have already been
made to the proposed budg-
et," Hanson said in his
budget message.
Some of the reductions
include eliminating two
maintenance positions and
restructuring the remaining
responsibilities between
two city departments,

reducing the frequency of
cutting the grass at some of
the city plants and the
reduction of some mainte-
nance in the parks, accord-
ing to the message.
Other proposed cuts
include a reduction in dis-
cretionary capital projects,
such as the continuation of
the PedPath program and
new sidewalks, according to
The proposed village rate
is 2.56 for the upcoming fis-
cal year, compared with the
current year's millage rate of
2.99, according to Finance
Director Nelson Van Liere. A
mill is equal to $1 for every
$1,000 of taxable value. -
During the current fiscal
year, the city received $3.8
million in ad valorem tax
revenue, according to Van
It is projected that the
city will draw in $3.7 mil-
lion in ad valorem tax rev-
enue for the 2007-2008 fis-
,cal year.
The proposed budget is
based on a 95 percent roll-
back, but officials will meet
to discuss a possible change
to 97 percent, according to
Van Liere.

Beaches History
Museum opens a
swimsuit exhibit dis-
playing swimwear on
First Coast beaches
from the early 1900's
to the present.
See B-1


Save space & create
studying suites that
See B-8

Dance troupe proposes

performing arts center

A local dance company
wants to expand fine arts at the
Mindi Mende, Artistic
Director for East Coast Ballet
has contacted various Beaches
officials in an effort to house a
performing arts center at the
"I think it'd be wonderful to
house a pre-professional school
and pre-professional company
here at the Beaches," Mende
The company has utilized
'Fletcher High School for per-
formances, including the annu-
al Beaches Nutcracker, but she
said "there is no place to per-
form out here at the beach."
Mende said her vision would
be to include theater in the the
performing arts center. There-
could also be the potential to
hold competitions, such as
rhythmic gymnastics, at the
center, she said.
"Its been hard for fine arts to
develop here," she said, adding
that her goal is to seek help
from the Beach municipalities
to obtain.a land or property for
the expansion.
Mende said she has several

Andrew Czerwaski lifts Monet
Mende at a "summer inten-
sive" program sponsored by
East Coast Ballet.
ideas for floor plans and has
suggested that if there was an
area at the Beach that needed
renovation, the company could
work towards restoring it and
house the center there beauti-
fying the area through the use
of fine arts, she said.
-She has received a reply from
St. Johns County officials, she
said, and hopes to discuss -her
preliminary ideas with them.
East Coast Ballet was estab-
lished 10 years ago and is a
non-profit organization., she

The Smile Express
van sponsored by
B.E.A. M.'s Back to
School visited the
Beach this week.
Dr. John Grim talks
with Trinati Payton
before cleaning her
teeth. Atlantic
Beach Mayor Don
Wolfson, left, and
Wolfson Children's
Administrator Larry
Freeman were on
hand to volunteer.
in the van. This
week, BEAM IS col-
lecting donations for
its annual Back to
School program to
outfit students next
week. See story,

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Scribe to ThP RpachpeLArlA ICalendar ..............B-6
!n p n o,... ,n n . Classified ................C-1
... -- Religion .................A-6
Showtimes ..............B-4

Opinion .........:........A-4
Police Beat ..............A-8
Sports ...................... A-9


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Guana advisors to meet
The next GTMNERR
Management Advisory Group
meeting will be Wednesday,
August 8, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. at
the GTMNERR Marineland
office located at 9741
Oceanshore Blvd., St.
Augustine. This event is open
to the public. For more infor-
mation call (904) 823-4500.

Can you paint?
The City of Jacksonville
Office of Special Events is call-
ing all fine artists and graphic
designers for the 2008 Jazz
Festival Poster Contest.
Deadline for entries is
September 1. Complete infor-
mation including rules for
entry can be found on the
Jacksonville Jazz Festival web-'

Florida fish kills
need reporting
Reports of dead fish, ranging
from a few individuals to hun-
dreds of thousands, have
prompted dozens of calls per
week to the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) this sum-
Apprehensive callers to the
FWC's Fish Kill Hotline worry
something must be terribly
wrong; others just want to
know the causes.
Fortunately, the mechanism
at the root of most summer-
time fish kills in brackish estu-
aries, freshwater lakes and
man-made retention ponds is
well understood .by scientists.
Ironically, a lack of sunshine in
the Sunshine State is where
problems begin, according to
officials at the FWC The
process starts with overcast
skies, hot summer days and
rainy weather. Low water lev-
els, brought. on by drought,
add to the mix.
Most of the oxygen fish
breathe is created when water-
borne microscopic plants use
sunlight to produce and add
dissolved oxygen to the water,
a process known as photosyn-
thesis. But when overcast skies
persist for several days, there is
often not enough sunlight to
power the oxygen-making
process that supports fish life.
Heaqy rain and wind from
thunderstorms adds, to the
problem by stirring up bottonim
sediments" tli mu ddy the
water, further reducing sun-
light penetration in the water
column. Rainwater runoff also
washes large amounts of decay-
ing plant and animal material
into the water body. In the
decay process, bacteria use dis-'
solved oxygen in the water to
break down plant and animal
matter, further dropping oxy-
gen levels.
"If these conditions persist,
and dissolved oxygen levels
drop for extended periods, fish
suffocate," said Sam McKinney,

Freshwater Fisheries Biological
Administrator for the FWC's
Northeast Region.
In short, during extended
periods of overcast, rainy or
cloudy weather, the biological
system uses dissolved oxygen
faster than it can produce it.
Heavy weather aggravates the
situation by creating and
intensifying all the conditions
that lower dissolved oxygen
levels in the water.
Floridians can report fish
kills in natural water bodies to
the FWC's Fish Kill Hotline at
1-800-636-0511, the FWC's
Ocala office at (352) 732-1225
or online at by
clicking on "Contact FWC." It
is not necessary to report fish
kills in man-made retention

Veterans Resource fair
opens today in Jax
The City of Jacksonville's
Military Affairs and Veteran
Services Division will host a
two-day Veterans Resource fair
at the Jacksonville Agricultural
Fair Grounds Friday, Aug. 3
from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. and
Saturday, Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. -
3 p.m. Homeless and indigent
veterans will receive essential
resources such as food, shelter
assistance, clothing, health
screenings, VA and Social
Security benefits counseling
and referrals to a variety of
other necessary services.
The Veterans Resource Fair is
a collaborative event, coordi-
nated between government
agencies and community enti-
ties that serve the homeless.
There will be a Job Fair on
Friday with more than 35 ven-
dors representing local busi-
nesses and industries for partic-
ipants who seek employment
opportunities. Saturday will
feature more than 30 state and
local vendors that offer, pro-
grams and services to aid veter-
ans and the homeless with
assistance or referrals to neces-
sary daily needs programs.
Contact the Military Affairs
and Veterans Services Division
at (904) 630-7224 for more

Save the travel, be a
tourist in your backyard
Beginning Monday, Aug. 6,
local residents can experience
vacation nt'ftar 'from their
owh homes' during' ExperienCe
Jacksonville: Your Florida
Destination Week. Northeast
Florida businesses are partner-
ing with the Jacksonville & the
Beaches Convention and
Visitors Bureau (CVB) to pro-
mote tourism to local residents
through Aug. 11 by offering
"Destination Deals" to save on
area accommodations, attrac-
tions, restaurants, retail,
nightlife hotspots, sports
events and transportation serv-
ices. Coupons for
"Destination Deals" at over 50

local businesses are available at
area visitors centers* and
online at www.experiencejack->
Coupons must be presented to
receive discounts and are only
valid during Experience
Jacksonville Week.

SJ Town Center adding
amenities for shoppers
St. Johns Town Center is
adding amenities to include
soft seating areas, chess tables,
free wi-fi service and enhanced
Park Green attractions.
The soft seating areas were
recently added throughout the
center, in locations near
Swoozie's, Dillard's and The
Cheesecake Factory. Another
new amenity includes free
wireless Internet access
throughout the property.
A common gathering place
within St. Johns Town Center is

The Beaches
are online:

/ get rates and
information on
placing a classified
or display ad;

V conveniently
download forms to
submit information
on births, engage-
ments, weddings
and more;

V look at photo
galleries of people
and events from
throughout the

the Park Green in front of
Maggiano,s. The park's center-
piece pond was recently
enhanced to include more
wildlife. A multitude of turtles,
koi and mallard ducks now
make their home among a
bamboo forest and cascading
falls within the pond.
Chess tables were also added
to the court in front of Dick's
Sporting Goods,. Games are
complimentary and open to
the public on a first-come, first-
serve basis.

"We want to provide shop-
pers with the ultimate opportu-
nity for a pleasant, leisurely
and entertaining day-long
visit, where they can relax and
enjoy themselves while also
taking care of any business
needs that may arise," said Tina
Musico, director of marketing
for St. Johns Town Center.
"We've created a real sense of
place and community here and
will continue to pursue and
develop that concept

Today's Weather

Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue
8/3 8/4 8/5 8/6 8/7

cloudy with
a stray thun-

6:47 AM
8:16 PM

clouds with
High 87F.

6:45 AM
8:18 PM

Highs in the
upper 80s
and lows in
the mid 70s.

6:46 AM
8:17 P.M

A few thun-

6:46 AM
8:16 PM

chance of a

6:47 AM
8:15 PM

UV Index
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue
8/3 8/4 8/5 8/6 8/7
9 11 1 .11 I -
Very High Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme
The UV Index is measured on a 0 -11 number scale, 11
with a higher UV Index showing the need for greater
skin protection.

T .ides Thi Week

Jacksonville Beach
Dax High Low High Low
Fri 12:06pm 5:56 am None 6:23 pm
Sat 12:26 am 6:46 am 12:58 pm 7:23 pm
Sun 1:17 amr 7:41 am 1:54 pm 8:27 pm
Mon 2:12am 8:39am 2:55pm 9:32pm
Tue 3:13am 9:39 am 4:00 pm 10:35pm
Wed 4:18am 10:39 am 5:06pm 11:36pm
Thu 5:23 am 11:38 am 6:07 pm None
Pablo Creek Entrance
Day High Low High Low
Fri 12:39 am 6:32arm 1:12pm 7:02 pm
Sat 1:27 am 7:24 am 2:05 pm 8:07 pm
Sun 2:20 am 8:20 am 3:04 pm 9:15 pm
Mon 3:20am 9:21 an 4:09 pm 10:22 pm
Tue 4:27amn 10:23am 5:18pm ll:26pm
Wed 5:38 am 11:25 an 6:25 pm None
Thu 6:44am 12:28 am 7:25 pm 12:27pm

High Low High
12:10am 5:59am 12:43pm
12:58 am 6:51 am 1:36pm
1:5lam 7:47am 2:35pm
2:51 am 8:48 am 3:40 pm
3:58 am 9:50 am 4:49 pm
5:09 am 10:52 am 5:56 pm
6:15am 11:54am 6:56pm
.Palm Valley
High Low High
2:28 am 8:12 am 2:56 pm
3:16 am 9:02 am 3:48pm
4:07 am 9:57 am 4:44 pm
5:02am 10:55 am 5:45pm
6:03 am 11:55 am 6:50 pm
7:08 am 12:51 am 7:56 pni
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Christ Church:

'Let building begin' on hall

Years after the Ponte Vedra commu-
nity first learned about Christ
Episcopal Church's ambitious plans
for expansion, work has begun to
replace the 52-year-old parish hall.
The final activity in the hall, built in
1955, is scheduled for Sunday, when
the 11 a.m. contemporary service will
start in parish hall then move to a
room in the nearby Christian educa-
tion center.
The Rev. Deacon Jo Hoskins said
Thursday that the service will return
to its roots -- the classroom where it
began but moved to parish hall after
the congregation outgrew the class-
The old, single-story hall is to be
demolished starting late this month,
and demolition will take about three
weeks, according to the church's web
Construction of the new, two-story
hall is expected to begin in mid-
September. It is expected to take 12 to
14 months, Hoskins said.

Colorful banners from parish hall
already have been removed, as have
the technical equipment and kitchen
equipment, said Thomas Mantz, asso-
ciate to Rector Richard Westbury.
Some of the beams from the hall
will be preserved and used in a cross
for Christ Church's San Pablo facility
as well as the new parish hall, Mantz
The beams "are part of our history,"
he said.
The final steps in planning for the
expansion were completed in recent
weeks with approvals from the
Architectural Review Committee and
the Ponte Vedra Zoning and
Adjustment Board.
The most recent changes allowed
the hall and a walkway to be several
feet above the 25-foot height limit
while moving the structure several
feet further away from San Juan Drive.
The church, in a residential area at
San Juan Drive and Solana Road, drew
much attention in March 2005 when
its expansion plans were released to
the public.
Those plans, which would have

quintupled the size of parish hall and
would have added a three-deck park-
ing garage, met opposition in the
Some critics expressed concern that
the plans were only the first in a
series that would create a
megachurch, which church represen-
tatives denied.
Others expressed concern that the
expansion would strain roads and
raise safety issues and would not fit in
with the neighborhood.
Ten months after the plans were
revealed, and after listening to com-
munity objections, the church
unveiled scaled-down plans in
January 2006.
The parish hall was downsized -
from 25,000 square feet to 19,000
square feet and the garage was
made smaller, both in its footprint
and in its height.
The revision reduced the number of
spaces in the parking garage from 420
to 215, so surface parking was added,
Mantz said at the time.
To make room for surface parking,
the house on the former Langston

photo by CHUCK ADAMS
A sign outside Christ Church's parish hall announces the beginning of work
to replace the hall and add a parking garage.

property which the church pur-
chased and which had been planned
for 'storage would be torn down,
Mantz said.
The house has been torn down and
some surface preparation for the
garage has been done, Hoskins said.
Next, a fence will be built around
the existing parish hall to contain the
demolition, she said.
The parish hall is used nearly every

day, she said, noting that temporary
space will be found for all parish hall
"It's not our intention to cancel any
activities," she said.
"We're very excited about it [the
expansion]," Hoskins said.
"It will offer a lot of opportunities
for Christ Church to serve the com-
munity and better serve the ministries
of our church."

Developer asks for variances in

proposed hotel in Atlantic Beach


A developer in Atlantic
Beach is requesting a zoning
change to allow for a pro-
posed hotel to exceed the 25-
foot height limit, according to
the Atlantic Beach Building
Developer Chris Hionides
has proposed plans for a
"boutique" hotel, similar to a
bed and breakfast, according
to Planner Erika Aall. The

hotel is to be built at the cor-
ner of East Coast Drive and
Ahern Street.
Due to the small lot size,
Hionides has proposed to
place a parking garage on the
first floor, which would bring
the building's height to 35
feet, Hall said.
The application to rezone
the property from a central
business designation to com-
mercial business designation
and the request for use-by-
exception regarding the pro-

posed 35 foot height are
expected to go before the
community development
board on Aug. 21, according
to Hall.
The application proposes a
three-story hotel with 26
rooms, at approximately
22,000 square feet, and is con-
sistent with the style of Town
Center and neighboring busi-
nesses, according to a letter
from project manager Glen

The conceptual drawing for a proposed hotel in Atlantic Beach, above, shows a. three-story "bou-
tique" hotel that would have approximately 26 rooms and could be as high as 35-feet if a use-by-
exception is approved, according to the city's building department.

Realignment of Penman Road is

ahead of schedule, but may slow

The realigned portion of
Penman Road will not open
to the public for at least four
more months despite being
"way ahead of schedule,"
according to a city project
Junior Lilly, who is oversee-
ing the project to correct the
jog between the northern and
southern legs of the roadway
at the existing traffic light at
the Beach Boulevard and
Penman Road intersection,
Thursday said work associated
with the widening of Beach
Boulevard means the city
must now wait to open the
realigned Penman Road.
"Our contractor is supposed
to be done in October but he
finished ahead of his own
schedule," he said.
"Everything is done except for
the area right at Beach
Boulevard and we are holding
off on that."
Lilly said Superior
Contracting, which is com-
pleting the Beach Boulevard
widening project from San
Pablo Road to Penman Road,
will in the next couple of
months install a 13-foot deep
storm drain line directly in
the right of way.
"Once that deep line is in
and up to grade, we will go in
and finish the paving, the
new entry wall and the land-
scaping," he said. "If I put
that stuff in now, it is going to
damage what we've already
done. I'm not going to install
$100,000 worth of stuff just
to have it damaged."
Jacksonville Beach officials
negotiated the sales and pur-
chase agreement with the JTA
to purchase the right of way
needed to complete the proj-
The JTA allocated
$3,600,000 to Jacksonville
Beach toward the final cost of
the land acquisition -
$2,100,000 to buy the land
and $1.5 million for the con-
The realignment will allow
vehicles to cross at a signal-
ized intersection at Beach
Boulevard and Penman Road.
The existing traffic signal at
15th Street and Beach
Boulevard will be eliminated

by the Department of
Transportation to help
improve traffic flow by allow-
ing a longer turning lane for
vehicles heading east on
Beach and turning north onto
Penman Road.
The new left turn signal
must also be in place before a
through Penman Road can
open and a rounded concrete

wall will be installed to direct
motorists to the city police
station, athletic fields, dog
park and golf course, all locat-
ed on Penman Road South.
"We may be ahead of sched-
ule but we're having to slow it
down a little," Lilly said. "It
will be real nice when we get
it done."

The graphic shows the entranceway to Jacksonville Beach that
will be built at South Penman Road and Beach Boulevard.


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The Leader's Opinion

JTA work on Beach

Blvd. inconsiderate

Sports banquets, wedding rehearsals, proposals and
family dinners for both locals and tourists The
Homestead restaurant has been the site for all that and
much more.
For 60 years, the Beach Boulevard eatery has been a fix-
ture in the Beaches community. Long before trendy
national spots identified our demographics as desirable,
The Homestead was frying chicken and baking biscuits
that delighted diners.
It was one of the first dining establishments in this area
and its popularity has continued strong through changes
Sin ownership, bar layout and menu additions.
Unfortunately, the Beaches tradition will end August
Ongoing work to widen Beach Boulevard has made
ingress and egress at the restaurant a challenge for even
the most committed diner. The result has been a drop in
revenues that has prompted the current proprietor to
decide enough is enough.
She has said the road work has proven to be insur-
mountable obstacle. The related, intermittent interrup-
tions to electrical, water and phone service at The
Homestead have made the restaurant business even more
challenging than it is normally.
When the business of building a road hurts a business
so much, there is something wrong with the way things
are being done.
The JTA has said that the widening work is necessary for
the Beaches' future. That's not a good enough reason for
the work being done in such a fashion that a tradition
here is lost.
It's sad that a piece of the Beaches' past will be gone for-

Letters to the editor:
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To the editor:
We recently relocated after
living in Neptune Beach and
we want to thank the follow-
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ocean enjoyable:
First Christian Church of the
Joe Tomauto, our letter carri-
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Beaches Jazzercise
Holly at Publix
Dr. John Bordelon and
Rhonda who delivered our
three boys
Dr. Tom Toman, our dentist
Dr. Patachi, our kids' pedia-
Linda Perschel at The
Beaches School
The WEE School
Angle's Subs

D'Fontana Pizza
Rose at Kmart
Dennis and Vicki with
Hairlines and
Christy Plumbing!
We'd also like to thank the
crew that took every stitch of
our trash and recycling two
times a week for six years. We
remodeled our house and con-
tributed a number of diapers,
so I know our trash was some-
times unkind.
Lastly, thank you to The
Beaches Leader for publishing
articles and pictures of chil-
dren with whom I worked.
The beach community you
faithfully support will be sore-
ly missed.
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What's in a baby's name?

Too often a parent's ego

W hat's in a name?
Way too much
where babies are
According to The Wall Street
Journal, parents are obsessing
over what to name their kids.
They're hiring consultants,
applying mathematical formu-
las and software programs and
even bringing in nutty spiritu-
alist types.
One couple hired a pair of
consultants to draw up a list of
suggestions based on "phonet-
ic elements, popularity and
ethnic and linguistic origins."
One woman paid a "nameol-
ogist" $350 for three half-hour
phone calls and a personalized
manual describing each
name's history and personality
Another spent $475 on a
numerologist to see, if her
favorite name had positive
associations, whatever the
heck that means.
Why the obsession over
children's names? One baby-
naming expert says that we
live in a market-oriented socie-
ty. That by giving your kid the
right name -- the right brand-
ing, if you will -- he or she will
have a head start in life.
Oh, brother.
Look, I know these parents
mean well. I know they're try-
ing to do what is best for their
kids. I know they think a spe-
cial name will help the rest of
the world know how special
their kid is.
But they're doing more
harm than good.
Take one couple. Mom and
dad went to great lengths to
come up with .this name:
Beckett. The name sounds reli-
able and stable, says the proud


dad. The "C-K" sound is very
well regarded in corporate cir-
cles, he says. The hard stop.
forces one to accentuate the
syllable, which draws atten-
tion to it, he continues.
But he' overlooked a very
important consideration:'
Beckett is going to be getting
wedgies well into his 40s.
I'm no expert on child rear-
ing, but it seems to me if you
want to give your kid a leg up
in life, it's better to give him a
simple, traditional name, not
one that stands out.
I'm 45, at the tail end of the
baby boom, and here are the
names of my high school
friends: Tom, John, Jeff, Bill,
Bob, Rich and Tim. We had
one Clint and he has a brother
named Reid, but that was as
daring as things got in those
days. Any of these are good
names for boys.
As for girls, why not use my
sisters' names: Kathy, Krissy,
Lisa, Mary and Jennifer. How
about Lauren, Linda, Elizabeth
or Sandy? Or, if you want to
get bold, go back a few genera-

tions to the early 1900s:
Gertrude, Helen, Ruth,
Margaret and Beatrice (my
The reason is simple. If you
really want your kid to be spe-
cial, a name is not going to do
it. Your kid is going to have to
earn it. She is going to have to
work hard and sacrifice. She'll
have to try and fail and even-
tually find her place -- find
whatever she's good at -- and
then work harder to develop
her talents.
It will be easier to do that if
she is humble. And it will be
easier for her to be humble if
she doesn't have some goofy
name that makes her think
she's precious and special and
God's gift to the universe
(such as Nevaeh, which is
heaven spelled backward).
It's nobody's fault that we're
screwing up kids' names --
we're 'screwing up a'lot' of
things. We're doing it because
we're able to. We're able to
because the American experi-
ment has produced untold
wealth -- we're free to shift our
focus from trying to subsist, as
our parents did, to fretting
over what to name our kids.
We have to knock it off,
I was lucky my parents
named me Tom. That is my
dad's name, too. I knew early
on I had to live up to it. With
such a name, I never took
myself too seriously -- I knew I
wasn't the center of anybody's
universe. I turned out half
decent as a result. And I never
did get a wedgie.
I doubt things would have
turned out that well if my
name was Zayden or Michelle
or Gilad.

It's time for a cover-up, ladies


that one has to dress with
more class to sit in a court-
room than a church pew.
When you receive a summons
for jury duty you are instruct-
ed to wear "business attire,"
and indeed on the day that
you appear in court you are
surprised to see how nicely
clad most potential jurors are.
Far better than many venues
on the island.
No such requirements
apparently are cited for
church services. Congregants
are dressed in everything from
dungarees to tennis togs.
Fascinating that we must
show more respect for a crimi-
nal than our Creator.
Priests and ministers are not
blind to the phenomenon, but
they are embarrassed to
broach the subject. Few pas-
tors in America take the
stance of the Vatican in Rome
where ladies who dare to bare
are physically barred from
entering St.Peter's Basilica.
Immaculate Conception
Cathedral in Jacksonville,
however has posted a plea to
all genders on the church
door that reads in part, "Out
of respect for our Lord and the
edification of our neighbors,
we beg men and women, boys
and girls to appear in church
modestly dressed ... shorts,
tank tops, low cut, backless
and mini dresses, halters, bare

midriffs, tight fitting clothes,
etc., do not meet the norm of
Christian modesty and
Whoever coined the phrase
that American moral stan-
dards have descended to curb
level must attend fashion
shows. We women seem to be
leading the descent. Bosoms
are showing up in the board-
room and the bakery as much
as on the beach. Cleavage at
10 in the morning is as com-
mon as it used to be at 10 in
the evening.
Most recently, division of a
non-political nature was
revealed on the floor of the
U.S. Senate, causing the lino-
type to light up at The
Washington Post. "Showing
cleavage in a setting that does
not involve cocktails and hors
d'oeuvres is a provocation,"
declared the usually liberal
newspaper, "... showing cleav-
age is a request to be engaged
in a particular way."
And perhaps in a way that
is totally unintended. A recent
Associated Press article
claimed that juvenile sex
offense cases have risen 40
percent in 20 years, leading
some psychologists to lay the
blame at the feet of a sex-satu-
rated society. A teacher in
Fernandina displaying more
decolletage than decimals was
seen seated at recess among a
group of young male students,
bringing to mind the com-
ment of a teenage resident in
a low-income neighborhood

in Texas. He said that gang
members are more likely to do
physical violence to sexually
provocative women than
modest, motherly women
because they have respect for
the latter, but not the former.
One young girl surmised
that women have become sar-
torially bolder in response to
the nearly naked celebrities
they view on television and in
the movies. This raises the
question, does every woman
walking on the street have to
look like a streetwalker?
However much a woman
admires her body, its overt dis-
play does not necessarily draw
similar admiration from more
objective viewers. "They all
look like hookers to me," an
older man commented to a
younger male friend in
Baltimore. The younger man
laughed, and both men agreed
that skin shows can be a
turnoff more than a "turn
on," particularly when women
of a certain age have cleavage
surrounding the cleavage.
It is strange that this overt
sexuality is concurrent with
the modern woman's desire tp
be respected for her smarts.
Even men who might ogle the
frame may wonder what's
under the dome of a lady so
anxious to call attention to
what's below rather than
above her neck.
Stanton is a Femandina Beach


I left my

heart in



As a wonderful Father's
SDay gift, my two sons
Slew their stepmom,
Dianne, and me up for a week
long visit in Chicago. My old-
est boy, Paul, is a successful
professional gym coach. He
and his wife Jenny, and my
two beautiful grandkids, live
in suburban Plainfield. My
Youngest, Dan, moved to the
great Windy City after gradu-
ating from FSU. He is working
on his PhD in Psychology at
the University of Illinois,
Chicago. He lives downtown
with his lady, Angela, less
than a mile from Wrigley
For the first three days we
did all of the typical tourist
stuff. We saw Millennium
Park, the world famous Navy
Pier, the splendor of Lake
Shore Drive, where we tried to
figure out which top floor
penthouse condo Oprah lived
in. And at my request, we had
lunch at the Cubs' legendary
Hall of Fame announcer,
Harry Caray's Italian
Steakhouse. It was there that
my sons pulled out tickets to
the next days Cubs game.
Wrigley Field, here we come!
The Cubbys were taking on
the Arizona Diamondbacks at
1:20. The "girls" all decided
; target ,.some shopping, in,
while the three of us headed
to the ballpark.; 'Pal Wand I
parked right in front of Dan's
apartment. He commented
that he couldn't believe we
got a space on game day. I
kind of shook my head, "Son,
it's 10:15 in the morning.
Game time's not for three
more hours!"
Paul pointed across the
street to a sign that read
"Cubs parking full!" He
explained "Dad, forget every-
thing you ever associated with
Major League Baseball from
going to Braves games. There
you pull off 1-75, get a parking
place, watch the game, 'then
get back on the Interstate to
go home. Most of the die
hard Cubs fans are already in
one of the many bars we'll
pass along the way. A Cubs
game is more like a Southern
college football game!"
Old Dad was finally starting
to get it! I took off my seatbelt
and opened the door to my
son's mini van and said, "Well
son, why don't we get your lit-
tle brother and go join the
natives. How 'bout them
Cubs anyway!"
At 10:45 I was enjoying my
first ever tomato topped hot
dog and an Old Style Beer. I
knew my personal hero,
Jimmy Buffett, would assure
me "It's 5:45 Somewhere!"
How 'bout them Cubs indeed.
Wrigley Field is awesome.
It's in a wondrous time warp.
If you were shown a black and
white snapshot, from the
game I watched July 21, it
would be hard to know if it
were taken in 1957, 1977, last
year or last week. Look at the
scoreboard and you'll see a
hand reach out and change
the numbers. Across the
street from the hallowed ball
field, are people sitting on
bleachers, on top of homes
and apartment buildings.
How bout them Cubs doesn't
do them justice.
In the 7th inning stretch we
all sang Take Me Out to the
Ballgame. The fans were great
and filled with passion. We, I
mean the Cubs lost 3 to 1 to
the Diamondbacks. They're
still a strong contender to win
the National League Central,
maybe the NL pennant, and
then....? If that happens for
the first time in 99 years, my
heart will be on aisle 424, row
9, seat 105, celebrating with
the rest of Wrigleyville! "Buy
me some peanuts and
Crackerjacks, I don't care if I
ever come back! HOLY

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Dora and Katrina prompted book

he frequent summer
thunderstorms I experi-
enced as a kid on
Jacksonville Beach were excit-
ing. Even today approaching
storms stir certain exhilara-
tion in the blood of beach
folk, people who sport "Salt
Life" stickers on their car
windshields. Almost at zero
hour we make a quick trip to
the ocean to watch the wind-
whipped palms sway above
cobalt skies as the froth of
crashing waves licks our faces.
Wicked storms are nothing
new still, when I watched the
televised coverage of
Hurricane Katrina, my mind
was awash with memories and
It was 1964; I was a young
mother living at Jacksonville
Beach. The radio weather
channel forecast an approach-
ing hurricane. Jacksonville
entertained the myth of being
a hurricane-proof city since
most storms moved into the
Gulf or traveled up the north-
ern corridor, so I wasn't too
concerned. Still, I made a trip
to the grocer and lay in the
standard items: bottled water,
non-perishable foods, can-
dles, flashlight and the indis-
pensable item, a hand-operat-
ed can opener. A whispered
prayer for safety at St. Paul's
Catholic Church completed
my preparations.
September 9-10 dispelled
Jacksonville's myth for all
times. Dora, a Category 3 hur-
ricane packing winds 110
miles per hour, struck Vilano


Beach at midnight just south
of Ponte Vedra before moving
through the beaches to cause
$100 million in property
damage. Sea walls toppled,
roofs flew from houses, hun-,
dreds of homes flooded; some
simply fell into the sea. Both
piers were demolished. The
Atlantic Beach pier vanished
in moments, swallowed by an
angry ocean.
In the cold and frightening
dark, my family huddled
together. We tucked our four
children, all under the age of
five, together beneath a mat-
tress under a table, their
"tent." Shivering in fear, we
heard the crack that sent an
oak crashing down onto the
garage. Fortunately, we
remained safe.
In the aftermath, I remem-
ber most the dead fish, the
live snakes, the scenes of dev-
astation and the muck every-

where. Normal transportation
was impossible. People were
paddling down Third Street in
rowboats. Electricity was out
for days; getting milk for the
baby and feeding the children
was the top priority. Sickness
In spite of everything, a wet
Jacksonville carried off the
pre-arranged concert of the
hit rock group from England,
the mop-haired Beatles.
Underground power lines
from the Gator Bowl, now
named Alltel Stadium, sup-
plied electricity but water
flowing into the transformer
vaults had to be continuously
pumped out. Despite the
heroic effort to "carry on,"
the Beatles were critical of a
less than boisterous reception.
Forty-three years later, on
Aug. 30, 2005, I stood in the
living room of my log cabin
watching televised coverage
of Hurricane Katrina and
remembering Dora. Like mil-
lions of Americans, I wit-
nessed hour by hour, a
national tragedy unfold.
My friend, Gulf Coast artist
Sandy Ford, watched Katrina's
crushing impact in real time
from the second floor of a
bank building in Pascagoula,
Mississippi where she, her
husband and friends 'had
taken refuge.
As Sandy and I talked we
knew no comparison exists
between the magnitude of
Katrina and the destruction,
wielded by Dora.
We felt a story about a little

lost cat that is rescued could
help children recover their
sense of a safe and sane world.
Children relate to animals,
something smaller and more
vulnerable than themselves.
After finishing the manu-
script, Sandy and I conversed
by email regarding the book's
illustrations. She created all
16 watercolors sitting on a
buoy in the FEMA trailer
where she now lives waiting
the rebuilding of her home.
Through word and image we
translated real-life scenes of
Hurricane Katrina into a chil-
dren's book filled with the
,colors, sights, sounds, food
and music of New Orleans
and the-Gulf Coast, "Gullah,
The Nawleans Cat Meets
Whatever the future holds,
we two hurricane-seasoned
women know we took every-
thing that Dora and Katrina
dished out and turned the
tables on those "wicked
ladies." As Kitchey-Gee tells
Gullah, "Yo' might as well
sing grief rather than cry it."
Gullah's story is a song just
waiting to be sung!
Nancy Murray is a native
Floridian and grew up on
Jacksonville Beach. She is now a
Jacksonville resident whose pic-
ture book has recently been pub-
lished. A percentage of all sales
will benefit Katrina relief organ-
izations. The 32-page, full color
story picture book is available
online at

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To the editor:
'My Aiffe'and I havedliixrd
i' Seaspray' in ,Atlafitic
Beach for 27 years. We never
had a problem with our
garbage smelling- or drawing
flies- until we recently went
to the new cans- and pickup'
schedule. The garbage- being
in the can- in the summer
heat for a week instead of a
few days smells absolutely
horrible- and draws flies like
.mad. It cannot improve san-
itation issues in our city, and
I would think could cause an
additional health hazard to
the personnel picking up the
I would also like to add
that none of my neighbors,
who I have discussed this
issue with, are happy about
it either.
I realize that city services
are not changeable at the
whim of a few- or the drop
of a hat, but I hope this let-
ter may be in addition to
others. If this new service is
indeed more efficient with
these new cans, perhaps the
2 day per week pickup could
be reinstituted. At least I
hope consideration to this
Feedback is given.

Wes & Lou James
Atlantic Beach

Give cops the

overtime to keep

us safe at Beach

t, To the editor:
Ji, just read the article on
front page about JBlofficers
requesting funds for over-
time. I have been born and
raised in Jacksonville., I
have enjoyed the beaches
all my life of 53 years: I
live in Atlantic Beach. On
several occasions my hus-
band and I have experi-
enced some troubling
times. Several months ago
my husband and I went to
Buckets to enjoy the sun
set and a good dinner.
After we left to go back to
our car we were standing
out side of Freebirds listen-
ing to some music. We
were asked several times
by different types of peo-
ple for money. One person
went so far as to call us
liars for saying that we had
no money. We were afraid
to just walk back to our
Then this past month we
purchased bike to ride, we
live back behind Levy
We could not even enjoy
our bike rides, by feeling
unsafe because of the
problem of 'ladies of the
night so to speak asking if
we would like to have

them give us their business:
(i think you know what i.
mean). What in the world
has happen to our beach-
es. If it takes paying over-,
time to keep out commu-
nity safe. Please our leaders
need to find a way to get
the funds. Mayport is a
mess with drugs, prostitu-
tion. There has not been a
time lately that we don't
read where someone at the'
beach or on Mayport road
has been hurt by some
crime... The Jacksonville
Beaches need more than
two officers to cover what
going on there. Here we
are locals, just think about
the visitors that we have.
'We also have a lot of new
condos being built and
sold on the beaches. If I
was looking to purchase. a
high end condo and read
about the crime problem, I
would look else where.. We
need to get together to
bring back our beaches.
We would love to go back
to have dinner at the'
beaches. But, It's just not
safe to..

Mary Van Horn
Atlantic Beach

Trojan has

been used

locally for


To the editor:
The boys and girls basket-
ball powerhouses, The
from Jacksonville, Florida
have the mascot suggested
by Mr. Roane, right in our
own backyard.
We were not aware of the
Patriots in ,Alta Monte
Springs, but still feel the.
alliteration of Ponte Vedra
Patriots is a good fit for nam-
ing the area and what we
stand for as a community.

Bud and Joanne Beech


that's it

To the editor:
I cast my vote for Ponte
Vedra High School. That
says it all.

Gloria Thompson
Ponte Vedra Beach

PV is good

name for new

high school
To the editor:
My wife and I are in our sev-.
enties and have lived in Ponte
Vedra Beach since June 1978.
We have two grandchildren
attending NEASE, a boy who
plays soccer and-a girl who will
play basketball. We also have
three other grandchildren who
will attend the new high
school now being built.
The letters about naming the
new high school have been
thoughtful and made some
good suggestions. We like the
ones recommending the new
school be named Ponte Vedra
Beach High School and some of
the facilities after locals who
helped make this area what it is
Ponte Vedra High School
covers the area well, and looks
to the future, which is what we
would like to see.
Tom and Anna Herbert
Ponte Vedra Beach

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Family Transitions
Christ Episcopal Church is
offering Stepping Stones
Family Transitions, a program
to assist families with school
transitions, on Sunday, August
12. Information sessions and
discussions led by trained psy-
chologists, teachers, and par-
ents will address the transition
to kindergarten, middle
school, high school, and col-
The event is free and open
to the public and begins at
5:30 p.m. It will be held in
Room 203/205 in Christ
Church's Family Life Center at
400 San Juan Drive in Ponte
Vedra. Register by email to
mpickett@christepisco- or by call Mary
Pickett at 285-7390 ext. 350.

Women's NetWork
Palms Presbyterian Church
will have a kick-off luncheon
for the church's Women's
NetWork at noon on Saturday,
August 25. The informal
luncheon in Patten Hall will
also include information on
upcoming activities.
Reservations are $10 and can
be made at the church office at
3410 S. Third Street S. in
Jacksonville Beach or by call-
ing 246-6427.
Art Exhibit
More than 50 works of art
by Shades of Grace artists will
he on display in Bethel
Gallery's new show, "For the
Glory of Hymn." Works on
display represent "old time"
hymns and the history and
words of each of the hymns
are also on display .
"For the Glory of Hymn"
continues through September
16. Bethel Gallery is at Ponte
Vedra Presbyterian Church at
4510 Palm Valley Road. The

exhibit can be viewed from 9
a.m to 5 p.m Monday through
Friday and from 9 a.m. to
noon on Sunday.

Bible Study
Bethlehem Lutheran
Church is holding a Bible
Study titled "Myth or Faith, A
Fresh Look at Christian
Doctrine" on the second
Tuesday of the month at 9
a.m. at Cinotti's Bakery. All are
welcome to attend and coffee
and pastries will be provided.
The next meeting will be on
Tuesday, August 14. Cinnotti's
is at 1523 Penman Road in
Jacksonville Beach. For infor-
mation contact the church
office at 249-5418.

Covered Dish Dinners
Christ the Redeemer Church
will begin weekly Covered
Dish Dinners followed by
activities for all ages at 6:30
p.m. on Wednesday August 8.
The church address is 190 S.
Roscoe Blvd. in Ponte Vedra.
Call 285-8009 for information.

Combined Worship
The congregations of San
Pablo Baptist Church and
Calvary Anglican Church will
participate in a combined wor-
ship service at 10:15 a.m. on
Sunday. There will a buffet
luncheon following .the serv-
ice. San Pablo Baptist and
Calvary Anglican hold services
at 3044 San Pablo Road South
in Jacksonville; call 223-0850
or 241-9400 for information.

Hard Loxx Cafe
The second annual Kosher
Food Festival, the Hard Loxx
Cafe, will be held on Sunday,
August 26. The event is spon-
sored by Chabad @ the
Beaches and will include cook-
ing shows, games, a magic
show, and more. A variety of

Jessica and Travis Mays wait their turn for ocean baptism as
part of the Neptune Baptist Church Family Festival Beach Day

kosher foods (matzah ball
soup, knishes, latkes, and deli
sandwiches) will be available.
The event is open to the
public and there is no admis-
sion charge. For information
v i s i t or
call 543-9301.

Shalom Outreach
Shalom Jacksonville will
host a social event for new and
not so new Beaches Jewish res-
idents from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
on Wednesday, August 15. The
event is sponsored by
Jacksonville Jewish Federation
and will be held at The Players
Community Senior Center at
175 Landrum Lane in Ponte

Those attending are asked to
bring hometown memorabilia
to play "Jewish Geography."
Lunch will be served at a cost
of $5. Reservations are
required; call Isabel Balotin at
448-5000 ext 206 or visit jew-
Future meetings will be held
on the third Wednesday of
upcoming months.

Hebrew Course
Chabad @ the Beaches will
offer a five-week Hebrew
Crash Reading Course begin-
ning on July 31. The course is,
suitable for beginners and
those with some familiarity
with Hebrew.

Registration is $36 and
information is available by
calling Chabad at 543-9301 or
v i s i t i n g
rnHebrew. Chabad is at 521 SR
A1A in Ponte Vedra.

Music for a Sunday
Unitarian Universalist
Church of Jacksonville hosts
concerts at 10;45 a.m. on
Sunday mornings. Upcoming
concerts feature a piano con-
cert on August 5, and a sonata
and an aria by Bach on August
Concerts are free and open
to the public. The church is at
7405 Arlington Expressway in
Jacksonville, call 725-8133 for

Women's Conference
A Women of Grace One-Day
Conference will be held from
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
Saturday, August 11 at the
Cody Enrichment Center.
Guest speakers will be
Johnnette Benkovik from
EWTN and Fr. Edmund Sylvia,
CSC. Families Following
Christ is hosting the event.
Registration before July 7 is
$40 and includes lunch. For
information or to register con-
tact wogconference@bell- or call 424-3975.
Cody Enrichment Center is
located on the St. Joseph's
Catholic Church campus in

MusicDramaDance Camp
Christ the Redeemer Church
will offer a summer arts camp
with a Christian perspective
for music, drama, and dance
students from 4th grade
through adult on August 13 to
17. Camp will begin at 9 a.m.
and end with optional private
lessons at 3:30 p.m.
For information contact

Robin Sheffield at 285-8009
ext. 16 or email robins@christ- Registration
is $125 before July 13. The
church address is 190 S.
Roscoe Blvd. in Ponte Vedra.

Bereavement Support
A Bereavemerit Support
Group sponsored by Jewish
Family and Community
Services will meet weekly at
the beaches on Wednesdays at
3 p.m. For information, call
Beth Shorstein at 394-5723 or
Sybil Ansbacher at 241-0789.

Celebrate Recovery
A biblical based program for
persons facing personal prob-
lems, meets every Friday. at
6:30 p.m. in the fellowship
hall of Beach United
Methodist Church, 3rd Street
at 7th Ave. N., Jacksonville
Beach. The program empha-
sizes that through worship
and same-gender small
groups, people can work on
personal struggles such as eat-
ing disorders, alcohol/drug
abuse, and codependency. The
evenings begin with dinner.
Call 249-2343.

Men's group meetings
Hodges Blvd. Presbyterian
Church offers "Bible and
Bagels", a men's Bible study
group, 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. on
Wednesday in the Fellowship
Hall. The church address is
4140 Hodges Blvd. For infor-
mation call 223-6922.
The men's group from
Calvary Anglican Church
meets at 7 a.m. at Mother's
Restaurant at 1183 Beach Blvd.
The current topic for the Bible
Study is "The Minor Prophets"
led by Pastor David Sandifer.
For information call the
church office at.241-9400


400 San Juan Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach 285-6127
Sunday 7:45. 9:00, 11:15 AM Holy Eucharist
Saturday Holy Eucharist 5:30 PM
Wednesday Holy Eucharist 7:00 AM, 11:00 AM. 6:00 PM
Weekday Evening Prayer in Chapel 6:00 PM except Wed.
Nursery available for Saturday and Sunday services
2002 San Pablo Rd, Jacksonville, 221-4777
Sunday 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist
Nursey Provided
For event information, vistwww.christepiscopalchurch

Exciting, Growing
Home Church
off Kernan

Meet Sundays

10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

r (A Traditional Anglican Church)
Holy Communion
every Sunday at 8:00 A.M.
Good Friday Service 9:00 am
Holy Trinity meets in the Old Chapel
at 610 Florida Blvd., Neptune Beach
Rev. Robert C. Adams. Vicar

A Stephen Ministry Congregation
1801 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville Beach 249-4575
Sunday Worship
8:00 am & 10:30 am
Sunday School
Children 9:15 am
Youth/Adult 9:15 am
Nursery Provided

S150 Sherry Drive, Atlantic Beach, FL
Slb Rev. Dr. Gabe Goodman, Pastor
..., c~Church Office 249-8698
PreschooVKindergarten Office 241-7335
Sunday Morning Worship 8:30 & 11 a.m.
Church School- All Ages 9:45 a.m.
Youth Fellowships 5p.m.
Contemporary Worship Serv. 5:59 p.m.
Chancel Choir Wednesdays 7 p.m.
Weekday PreschoolKindergarten (3, 4 & 5 yr olds)
j,, PMlm Valley Baptist Church
',:, Palm Valley Road, F :'.re 'nJr'
S (904)285-2447
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Sunday School for all'ages .... '.15an-
Sunday Worship
Service ......................... 1.30am
Sunday Evening
Bible Study ................... 6 00prr
Wednesday Family
Dinner............................... 00pm
Wednesday Bible Study
for all ages ............................................ :0 p m
A Southern Baptist Church

895 Palm Valley Rd
(1 mile east of US1)
Sunday Services
10:00am Holy Eucharist &
Children's Chapel
Nursery available

276 N. Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra Bch
Ph. 285-5347
Rev. Julie Frank,Pastor
Sunday Contemporary Worship
Sunday Church School 9:45am
Sunday LBW Worship 11:00am
Nursery Provided

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Worship Opportunities
9:30 a.m. Contemporary*
11:00 a.m. Traditional*
*Kids Worship provided

Rev. Jeff Bennett, Pastor

35 Executive Way, PVB
PONTE VEDRA Across A1A from Rawlings School
Behind Prosperity Bank-
United Methodist 280-5141
Church "Connecting the Unconnected"

Worship Service Eucharist
5pm Sunday
Services held at:
Neptune Baptist Church
407 Third Street,
Neptune Beach

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Ponte Vedra
Presbyterian Church f B
"Where friends gather to worship"
4510 Palm Valley Road (CR 210)
Sun. Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Breakfast
Nursery & Toddler Ministries
Middle, High School, College
Adult Ministries
Music & Art Ministries
Home of a Bethlehem Visit

NeV nninns Pbatist Church
1050 Highway A1A 285-4288
Sunday School 9:00am
Worship 10:15am

Wed. Evening 7:30 pm
Ribault Garden Club
705 2nd. Ave. N., Jax Bch
(Corner 2nd. Ave. N. and 7th St. N.)

Dial A Prayer 355-7044
Church of the Daily Word

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Baptist Church
6:30 pm Contemporary Worship Service
9:00 am Contemporary Worship Service
10:30 am Traditional Service
6:30 pm The Gathering
Bible Studies for Every Age & Life Situation
407 Third Street Neptune Beach
Tom Bary, Pastor %04-249-2307

St Paul's by the Sea
Episcopal Church

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Children's Chapel At 10 am Sun.
Nursery At 7:30 & 10 am Services Sun.
Christian Formation At 8:45 am

Welcome Families
& Singles

Corner of 5th St. & 11th Ave. N. Jax Beach, FL www.stpaulsbythesea@


Service Times
Saturday 5:00 pm
Sunday 8:00am, 9:30am & 11:00am

(904) 268-2500
6045 Greenland Rd. near Philips Hwy.

UIBy K UlRabbi Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, PhD. Spiritual Leader
WS W L Co-Presidents: Stuart Beckerman, Loretta Cornelius

288 N. Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904 273-9100 (fx) 273-5567
Shabbat &Torah Services 9:30 12:00 noon
We have a full range of activities and services for the beaches Jewish
community. Please contact our office m-f 9-5 for information about
adult education, Sisterhood activities and youth activities.

"A Homefor Jewish Families at the Beach"
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of the Beaches (Disciples of Christ)
125 Oceanfront & Seagate, Neptune Beach
Come worship with us by the ocean.
Traditional Services 8:00 & 9:00 am
Children's Worship 9:00 & 11:00 am
Christian Education (all ages) 10:05 am
Celebration Praise 11:00 am
5:30 Supper
6:30 Choir, Bible Study, Youth
Mahlon Dixon, Senior Pastor 246-2010
James Collins, Associate Pastor' /

1st Avenue North at 5th Street
Jacksonville Beach
Father Wm. A. Kelly, pastor
Saturday Mass 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Sunday Mass 7:00, 8:30, 10:00,
11:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Saturday Confessions
After 9 a.m. Mass & 4:30 -5:20'p.m.

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1025 Snug Harbor Court
(off Mayport Rd. at W. 11th St. and Orchid
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
Bible Class Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
Worship 11:00 a.m.

Evening Service

6:30 p.m.

Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

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Sunday Worship Services
8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Sunset Service at 5:45 p.m.

Nursery at all services

Sunday School
All ages 9:40 a.m.

3410 South Third Street, Jacksohville Beac:
Ph: 904-246-6427

1423 N. 8th Ave., Jax Beach
Rev. Dana A. Brones, Pastor
Phone: 249-5418
8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Traditional
Praise & Worship Saturday 5:30pm
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Adult Bible Classes 9:45 a.m.

Sunday School for all ages 9:00 a.m.
Worship Service 10:15 a.m.
Youth Fellowship 11:30 a.m.
SNursery Provided -
400 Penman Road (at Atlantic)
Neptune Beach 249-5370
Rev. Patrice Spenser
Share in the love of Christ

2400 Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach
Father Joseph Meehan
Saturday 5 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m., 11 a.m.
Nursery Available Sunday Morning
Saturday 10:00 a.m. or by appt.
Wed. 6:00 p.m. (K-3) 7:15p.m. (4-6 gr.)
Sunday 6:00 p.m. (7-H.S.)


324 N. 5th St., 249-2314

Bible Study
Blended Worship
Evening Worship
Wednesday Evening
Weekday Ministry
Service interpreted for the he

9:15 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
6:30 p.m.
6:15 p.m.
hearing impaired

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Singles Express

Luau for Christian singles -
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100 attend 1st event

Luau Chairperson Nancy Albright, above, addresses the group at the luau sponsored by the Singles
Express at Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church. Over 100 people enjoy a summer evening on the
water at Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church's Singles Express Luau. Tracey Cooper, right fore-
ground, is the leader of the Divorce Recovery Group at the church.


Continued from A-6

A men's Bible study is held
at 7 a.m. Monday at Ponte
Vedra United Methodist
Church, 35 Executive Way,
Ponte Vedra Beach.
Palms Presbyterian men's
Bible study is held at 7 a.m.
Wednesday in the Education
Community Presbyterian.
Church at 150 Sherry Dr. in
Atlantic Beach has
Wednesday morning prayer
breakfasts for men at 7 a.m.
St. Paul's by the Sea
Episcopal Church has a Men's
Prayer Group and Bible Study
which meets on the first and
third Saturday of the month
at 8 a.m. in Stormes Hall. The
men's group also participates
in outreach efforts. All are
welcome to attend. The
address is 465 11th Ave. N. in
Jacksonville Beach.
Sunrise Community Church
offers Men's Study Groups at
6 :15 a.m. and 7 p.m. on
Wednesday. Contact the
church office at 249-3030 for
information; the church
address is 298 Aquatic Drive
in Atlantic Beach.

Singles groups
The following are church-
related singles groups in the
Beaches area. Church mem-
bership is not required:
New Life Christian
Fellowship at 2701 Hodges
Blvd. has monthly Single
Adult Ministry meetings with
childcare provided for some
events. Contact Claudia at
223-6000 for information or
Beach United Methodist
Church has Monday Night
Alive for singles at 7 p.m. on
Monday nights and Singles
Coffee House 10:45 a.m. on
Sunday. For information visit or call
249-2343. BUMC is located at
325 7th Ave. N.
Beaches Chapel Church,
610 Florida Blvd., Neptune
Beach. Singles over age 33
meet the last Saturday of the
month at 7 p.m. at the
church. 241-4211.
Christ Episcopal Church,

400 San Juan Drive in Ponte
Vedra, offers a singles min-
istry called Solo Flight. For
information contact the
church office at 285-6127.
Christ the Redeemer
Church, 190 S. Roscoe Blvd.,
Ponte Vedra Beach. Weekly
Bible study and monthly
social event such as square
dancing for ages 30 and up.
Ponte Vedra Presbyterian
Church, 4510 Palm Valley.
Road, Ponte Vedra Beach.
Singles Express offers Bible
study at 9 a.m. Sunday and
other activities throughout
the year. Call 285-8225 for

Retreats at Marywood
Retreats and events are
planned at the Marywood
Center for Spirituality in the
Switzerland area of NW St.
Johns County at 1715-5,State
Road 13. For information, call
287-2525 or toll-free (888)-
287-253 or check www.mary-

Church Activities for Kids
The following events are
held at Beaches area churches
on Wednesday for young-
Palm Valley Baptist
Church at 4890 Palm Valley
Road in Ponte Vedra has a
family dinner at 6 p.m. and
children and youth Bible
study at 7 p.m. Call 285-2447.
Sunrise Christian Church
youth group meets on
Wednesday from 7 to 8:30
p.m:, beginning with group
praise and worship, followed
by small groups for fellow-
ship, Bible study, and prayer.
The church is at 298 Aquatic
Drive, Atlantic Beach. Call
Bethlehem Lutheran
Church at1423 8th Ave. N.,
Jacksonville Beach has Senior
High Youth Group meetings
on Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m.
Call 249-5418.
Christ Episcopal Church
at Solana Road and San Juan
Drive in Ponte Vedra offers
Wednesday dinners in the
parish hall for'youth and fam-
ilies at 6:15 p.m. A children's

art program is held from 7 to
8 p.m. Church choir school to
develop musical skill and
Christian formation is offered
for age 3 through sixth grade
prior to Wednesday evening
dinner. The school is free and
is given by Dr. Timothy
McKee, Music Director of the
church. Call 285-6127.
Youth in grades six
through 12 meet at 7 p.m. to
8:30 p.m. on Sundays follow-
ing Sunset at Palms in the
Youth Center/Fellowship Hall
at Palms Presbyterian Church,
3410 3rd St. S., Jacksonville
Beach. Call 246-6427.
Dynamic Disciples (grades
K-5) meets at First Christian
Church of the Beaches on a
varied schedule. Teens in
Motion Youth Group meets
for special events and trips.
The church address is 2125
Oceanfront, Neptune Beach.
Call 246-2010.
Family Bible Church at
4760 Palm, Valley Road has
Wednesday activities.
Building Blocks for children
ages 3 to 6 and Kids Club for
grades one through 5 meeting
at 7:15 p.m. Bridge Builders
for grades 6 through 12 meets
from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Call 280-
Kernan Blvd. Baptist
Church at 4000 Kernan Blvd.
S. has YouthAlive with Bible
Study and worship for grades
six through 12 from from 6:45
to 7:45 p.m. on Wednesdays;
and children's choir and
activities- are held from 7 to
7:45 p.m. Call 641-4588.
Youth from Beach United
Methodist Church, 3rd Street
at 7th Ave. N., Jacksonville
Beach, meet 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
at various locations.
Directions to Wednesday
meetings are handed out at
247, the church's Sunday
night worship service for
youth, held at 6 p.m. to 8:45
New Beginnings Baptist
Church at 1050 State Road
A1A in Ponte Vedra offers
Kids K'Nextion for ages 3 to
fifth grade, Praise Band, and
middle and high school youth
activities beginning at 6:30
and 7:30 p.m. on

Wednesday. Call 285-4288.
Ponte Vedra United
Methodist Church at 35
Executive Way in Ponte Vedra
has Junior and Senior High
Youth Group meetings on
Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. Call
Neptune Baptist Church
at 407 Third Street in Neptune
Beach has games, drama,
music, and topical messages
for youth from grade six
through twelve. Sixth
through eighth graders meet
at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and
ninth through twelfth graders
meet on Sunday evenings.
Call 249-2307.
Community Presbyterian
Church has activities on
Wednesday. Cherub Choir at
4 p.m. and Junior Choir at 5
p.m. Senior high school stu-
dents meet at 3:30 p.m. to dis-
cuss issues at "Trash Talk."
Call 249-8698 for informa-

Back to school with B.E.A.M.

On August 11, the 14th
Annual Back to School with
B.E.A.M. will be held to outfit
students who need help to get
ready for the upcoming school
Donations are being
collected now.
Back to School with B.E.A.M.
will be open from 8 a.m. to 1:3
p.m. on August 11. It will be held
in Beach United Methodist
Church's Family Life Center at
7th Avenue North and 3rd Street.
The event is for families living
between Mayport and Ponte
Vedra, east of Hodges Boulevard.
Families should bring proof of
residence with them
Back to School with
B.E.A.M. Donation and
Clothing Drop-Off
Gently used and new clothing
for students in pre-school
through high school and school
supplies are needed for Back to
School with B.E.A.M.
The event will be held on
Saturday, August 11 from 8 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m. at Beach United

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Center. The address is

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are as follows:
Friday, August 3
B.E.A.M. office at 850 6th Ave.
South in Jacksonvlle Beach
through 1 p.m. today.
Monday, August 6 through
Thursday, August 9.
Palms Presbyterian Church
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Community Presbytyrian
Church from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ponte Vedra Presbyterian
Church from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Beach United Methodist
Church Family Life Center Room
1102 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, August 10
Beach United Methodist
Church will accept donations up
to 2 p.m.
Monetary donations can be sent to
B.E.A.M. at 850 6th Avenue South,
Suite 400, Jacksonville Beach, FL
32250. Please mark Back to School on
the checks.

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The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader

August 3, 2007

Burglary to a residence was
reported July 30 in the 3000
block of Ocean Drive S. An
unknown suspect stole $2,100
worth of tools from a home
under construction.

Burglary to a business was
reported July 30 in the 2000
block of Beach Boulevard. An
unknown suspect cut a hole in
the fence and entered on the
north side of the business. A flat
screen television valued at $600
was stolen from a boat on the
* *
Grand theft was reported July
30 in the 4300 block of South
Beach Parkway. Six rolls of
bonding agent and 1,000
square feet of ceramic tile were
stolen from a construction site.
The loss was estimated at

Auto burglary was reported
July 30 in the 1300 block of 1st
Street S. A wallet, drivers
license, bank card, IPod and car
adapter were stolen from the
vehicle. The loss was estimated
at $200.

Burglary to a residence was
reported July 30 in the 4300
block of South Beach Parkway.
Numerous items including the
victim's passport, cell phone,
bank card, DVD player, suede
FSU jacket and a set of high
thread count sheets were
stolen. The loss is estimated at
* *
Grand theft was reported July
30 in the 2200 block of Beach
Proper S. A yellow single-person
ocean kayak valued at $400 was
stolen overnight. Police said an
unknown suspect cut the wire
lock that secured the kayak to a
beach walkover.

Grand theft of a motor vehi-
cle was reported July 30 in the
100 block of 2nd Street N. A sil-
ver 2003 Saturn worth $9,000
was stolen from a parking lot.
The victims said they went into
a store and returned 15 minutes
later to find the vehicle and its
contents missing. Clothing,
makeup, jewelry, prescription
medication and a pair of eye-
glasses were also stolen.
0 0 0

Residential burglary was
reported July 30 in the 500
block of 2nd Street' S. A lime
green Islander kayak and a pad-
dle worth $450 were stolen
from the back porch of the vic-
tim's residence.
* *
Grand theft of a motor vehi-
cle was reported July 30- in the
200 block of 9th Avenue S. A
white 1998 Chevrolet S10 val-
ued at $1,500 was stolen after
the owner's friend lent the
vehicle to two new employees.
The suspects asked to borrow
the vehicle but the woman dis-
covered the men were fired 30
minutes prior to asking for the
* *
Armed robbery was reported
July 31 in the 600 block of
Beach Proper N. The homeless
victim told police that a suspect
known only as "Red"
approached him on the beach
just before midnight with two
unknown males and told him
he knew he had money and
would stab him if he didn't give
it to him. The 38-year-old vic-
tim said he gave the suspect
four $5 bills. The suspect
punched him in the left eye
with the same hand that was
holding a knife and then fled
toward the pier parking lot. A
police report described the sus-
pect as 5'11", 180 lbs., 30 to 35
years of age wearing a dark col-
ored baseball hat and a white
tank top.

Strong armed robbery was
reported July 31 in the 300
block of 5th Street N. A 50-year-
old homeless man told police
that he was walking south-
bound when he was robbed by
a group of young men approxi-
.mately 18 years of age. He said
the men stole his medical iden-
tification card, wallet, $150 in
cash and his license. Police said
the man later changed his story
to say he was robbed by the
men, at 1 a.m. Sunday and
reported it two days later
because he had just seen the
suspects again.

No new reports.

Criminal mischief was report-
ed on July 26 in the 700 block

of Plaza Drive, according to a
police report. The suspect
keyed the victim's vehicle,
according to the report.

A 20-year-old man was arrest-
ed for trespass after warning on
July 28 in the 900 block of Plaza
Drive, according to a police
Vandalism was reported on
July 29 in the one block of
Ocean Boulevard, according to
a police report. Someone tried
to gain access to the victim's
trunk, using a blunt object,
which left deep gouges and
damaged the car's emblem,
according to the report.
Battery was reported on July
26 in the 200 block of Aquatic
Lane, according to a police
Rainey Barrett Hayes, 53, was
arrested for failure of a sex
offender to update a driver's
license on July 31 in the 500
block of Florida Boulevard,
according to a police report.
Criminal mischief was report-
ed on July 31 in the 200 block
of Atlantic Boulevard, accord-
ing to a police report. The com-
plainant told police that she
was in a dispute and when she
got to work, the doors of the
business had been superglued
shut, according to the report.
Information was reported on
July 31 in an undisclosed loca-
tion,. according to a police
report. Police were dispatched
to a hotel regarding bloody
debris in a room, according to
the report.
Burglary was reported on July
27 in the 1200 block of Atlantic
Boulevard, according to a police
report. Prescription medication
was stolen from the victim's
vehicle, according to the report.

Jarrod Lavon Moore, 18, was
arrested for possession of a con-
trolled substance in the 2400
block of Atlantic Boulevard,
according to a police report.

Mackenzie Lowry, 7, has completed the final day of Neptune
Beach Elementary's summer camp July 27 and swings with
"Mema," her grandmother, Elisa Lowry, at Gonzales Park.

JB to honor retiring codes board

Members of the former
Codes Enforcement Board in
Jacksonville Beach will be rec-
ognized Monday for their serv-
ice to the city.

The City Council will honor
the efforts of the pastmembers
at 7 p.m. Monday in Council
Chambers. A special magistrate
replaced the board.


Char rules
Day, 80,
died July
27, 2007.
Born in
phia, Pa.,
SDay served
. in the U.S.
-, ,.'" '.- M arin e
-r. Corps in
World War
II and in the U.S. Army in
Korea and Vietnam.
His military career enabled
Day and his family to travel
extensively throughout Europe
and the United States. He
retired from the military after
25 years of dedicated service,
sharing his love for his country
and being proud of his military
Day then pursued a prosper-
ous career in real estate and
construction, establishing Day
Real Estate in New Jersey and
Day Construction in Florida.
He was a member of the

Linda G. Luks, 62, of Ponte
Vedra Beach died July 23,
2007 after a long and valiant
battle with cancer. She is sur-
vived by her husband of 43
years, Gregory Luks; her
daughter, Kimberly Luks; and
a host of valued friends.
Luks was born in Detroit,
Mich. on Feb. 27, 1945. Soon
after her birth, her family
moved to Florida. She grew
up in the Jacksonville and
Beaches area.
She moved to the
Washington, D.C. area, where
she met and married Gregory
Luks, her friend and partner
for life. The couple had one
child together, a daughter and
her sunshine girl, Kimberly.
In 1979, the family moved
to and resided in Dallas, Tex.,
where Luks' career in the
medical field allowed her to
pursue an avenue of work in
which she was rewarded with
the best opportunity of all:
being able to provide help to
others. The family moved


Retired Officers Association,
Charter Member of Elks Lodge
2340 and Life Member of VFW
Post 3729 and American
Legion Post 0232.
He is survived by his wife of
55 years, Jean J. Day; two chil-
dren, Robert W. Day of
California and JoAnn M. Lee of
Ponte Vedra Beach; three
grandchildren, Benjamin W.
Lee, Rachel M. Day and Eric C.
Lee; and many loving
nephews, nieces, family and
A Memorial Mass and
Celebration will be held at 11
a.m. Aug. 11 at Ponte Vedra
Valley, 4750 Palm Valley Road,
Ponte Vedra Beach. The Mass
will be officiated by Father
William A. Kelly, Pastor of St.
Paul's Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the V.A.
Hospital, 1601 S.W. Archer
Road, Gainesville, FL 32608 or
Saint Vincent DePaul, for the
poor, 224 5th St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250.

back to the Ponte Vedra Beach
area in 1998.
Luks will be remembered
for her warm, sensitive and
giving nature, her unwaver-
ing faith in God, her selfless-
ness and her unique gift of
sincerely listening to friends
and to those she had just met.
She held an absolute belief in
helping those in need and in
livinglife to the fullest, with a
jbyful heart, by laughing
daily and loving all of God's
creatures. Above all, for being
a loving and devoted Wife,
mother and friend, the family
Luks was a parishioner at St.
Francis in the Field Episcopal
Gregory and Kimberly Luks
will receive friends at a
memorial service in her
honor at St. Francis in the
Field Church on a date to be
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family
Funeral, Jacksonville Beach.

Michael Wayne Foss, 51, of
Atlantic Beach died unexpect-
edly July 31, 2007. He was a
man loved by all and never
met a stranger, the family said.
Foss was employed by Murr's
Auto Body for many years.
He is survived by his wife,
Della S. Foss; parents, Honorio
and Joan Cabral; brothers,
Douglas C. Foss (Tricia) and
William Moniz; sisters, Debra
Beaver (Mike) and Dianna
(Tony); daughter, Dianna
Birdsong (Greg); sons, Michael
J. Foss (Jodi) and Chase Floyd;
grandson, Michael J. Foss, Jr.;
many nieces and nephews; and
also extended family that was
proud to call him brother, dad,
grandpa, "Uncle Mike" and

W~tcr '

85, died
July 29,
2007 of
tions fol-
for a bro-
ken hip.
Born and

raised in New York, N.Y., she
moved to Jacksonville Beach
when her husband was trans-
ferred from the Panama Canal
Zone 50 years ago.
Mangels started and operat-
ed the word processing center
at Mayport Naval Station.
Progressing through various
levels of service, after 20 years
she retired as the senior civil-
ian at Mayport Naval Air
Mangels and her husband
of 54 years traveled extensive-
ly throughout Europe,

A visitation for family and
friends was held Thursday at
Sunrise Worship Center,
Atlantic Beach. The funeral
service will held at 2 p.m.
Friday at Sunrise Worship
Center, 600. Levy Road.
Interment will follow at
Beaches Memorial Park, 1500
Main St., Atlantic Beach.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
the American Heart
Association, P.O. Box 409410,
Atlanta, GA 30384 or St. Jude
Children's Research Hospital,
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis,
TN 38105.
Arrangements by First Coast
Funeral Home.

Canada and through the
Pacific, when her daughter
was living in Hawaii. She was
a member of Eastern Star,
sponsored a variety of youth
groups, did volunteer work
for various organizations,
including the USO, and was a
police department office and
field volunteer for more than
15 years.
Mangels is survived by her
daughter, Laura Roberts
Johnson, now of Jacksonville;
and two grandsons, Steven
Roberts of Dallas, Tex. and
Douglas Roberts of
Jacksonville. She was preced-
ed in death by her husband,
Harold Mangels, a highly dec-
orated Naval officer whose
career spanned 31 years.
Visitation is at 9:30 a.m.
Friday at Ponte Vedra Valley,
4750 Palm Valley Road, Ponte
Vedra Beach, followed by
interment at 11 a.m. at H.
Warren. Smith Cemetery,
Jacksonville Beach.


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A resolution establishing
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Jacksonville Beach community
center will be considered at 7
p.m. Monday at City Hall, 11
3rd Street N.
The new 3,000-square-foot
facility is expected to open in
September. A 600-square-foot
conference room is also avail-
able for public use.
City officials will review the
proposed hourly fee schedule
which ranges from $10 to $26
an hour for the smaller room
with a two hour minimum.
The proposed cost to lease the
exhibition hall and community
center runs from $75 between 8
a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays to
$150 per hour from 5 p.m. to
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August 3, 2007 SPORTS

l Pair of ocean races highlights weekend


Tebow will

help Meyer


the Gators

W without running the
type of offense
Florida coach Urban
Meyer likes, the Gators still
won a national championship.
Can fans hope for even greater
things now that Meyer's hand-
selected quarterback, Tim
Tebow, will guide the show?
Meyer is famous for his
spread-option offense, a
scheme that requires a mobile
quarterback equally adept at
throwing darts as tucking the
ball under his arm and bang-
ing out yardage. He didn't
have that with Chris Leak, a
classic pocket passer if ever
there was one.
Leak,struggled to grasp
Meyer's system in 2005 but
the senior QB was aided great-
ly by the arrival of Tebow last
While critics scoffed at the.
notion of the Gators using a
two-quarterback system, the
plan worked well with Leak
taking most of the snaps and
Tebow coming in as a change-
of-pace QB in short yardage
That wasn't Meyer's ideal
scenario. but it's hard to argue,
with the results.
This year, however, Meyer
gets the full-time, dual threat
signal-caller he's dreamed of
in Tebow. Preseason practices
begin Sunday and the defend-
ing national champs will have
a decidedly different look on
During SEC media day last
Thursday, CBS college football
analyst Gary Danielson
laughed when asked to com-
pare Tebow to Leak. "The dif-
ference between NASCAR and
golf," he said.
"Chris Leak was really
helped by Tim Tebow. He
learned that you've got to be
tough to play quarterback.
You can't just be pretty. And
to Chris's credit, he took the
challenge and accepted it."
Last year, Tebow wasn't
required to throw much -
that was Leak's territory -
although the former Nease
High star did toss five TD
scores. That has led some crit-
ics to speculate that the left-
handed quarterback isn't
much of a passer, Danielson
among them.
"I'm not sure yet if Tebow
can hit the high notes because
this offense demands a 65 per-
cent [completion percentage]
passer to work," Danielson
said. "Is Tebow going to be a
55 percent passer or a 65 per-
cent passer? You've got to get
the ball to those weapons ...
you're not going to run
sweeps and win in the SEC."
Of course, most of the skep-
tics never saw Tim Terrific
unleashing a variety of long
bombs and other aerial
pyrotechnics all over the field
at Panther Stadium. He fin-
ished his high school career
with 9,810 passing yards and
threw 95 TD passes.
Among those not worried
about the quarterback's throw-
ing ability is his head coach.
Meyer says Tebow has a cer-
tain "it" that can't be quanti-
fied but makes him a winner.
The coach points to a number
of clutch runs and throws in
key situations last year.
Some have called the spread-
option "gimmicky" and based
on fooling the opposition with
misdirection, but Meyer says
this season's Gators will rely
on being physical, running
over defenders and creating
explosive plays tailor made for
Tebow's abilities.
"We've got a guy behind
center that will do anything to
help this team win," Meyer
said. "That's what every coach
is after."

Must be a good weekend for a dip in
the ocean as two competitive swims are
scheduled for Saturday morning.
The second annual HammerHead
Ocean Marathon takes place first,
beginning at 8 a.m. Competitors are
expected to report to the finish line on
the beach near 2nd Ave. North in
Jacksonville Beach before 7:15 a.m.

Photo by ROB De
Chelsea Dicks won the 1.25-mile race -
year's inaugural HammerHead Ocean Mar

Buses will take swimmers South to the
starting points.
The ocean marathon features 1.25-
mile and 2.5-mile swims, with both
races taking place simultaneously. Entry
fee is $25 for the shorter race and $30
for the longer distance, with proceeds
going to the Jacksonville Beach
A number of those guards will be sta-
tioned at various points in the water for
safety and supervision of swim-
mers during the race.
SLast year, a total of 52 swim-
mers completed the 1.25-mile
race and 73 more participated
in the 2.5-mile course.
Teenage swimmers dominated
the event as a parade of Bolles
School girls swim team mem-
bers were among the first to
emerge from the water. Fifteen-
year-old Chelsea Dicks, Cassie
Craddock, 18, Kylee Talwar, 15,
and 15-year-old Axle Phillips
were the top for finishers in the
1.25-mile race.
Dicks' winning time was
Harrison Brown, 19, won the
2.5-mile race in 50:55, followed
by 17-year-old Justin Leemis
who crossed the finish line in
52 minutes flat.
Event coordinator Susan
Wallis said 53 competitors
signed up on race day last year,
bringing the total number of
swimmers to 125 for the inau-
gural marathon.
Saturday is also the day for
eANGELO the annual Meninak Ocean
in last Marathon, a 3.5-mile lifeguards-
'athon. only swim.

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Cleve Cooney has won the Meninak Ocean Marathon the past two years. The
39-year-old also holds the event record of 63 minutes set in 1990.

Last year's event was won by Cleve
Cooney, who has dominated the
Meninak for nearly a decade. He won
for the second consecutive year and
recorded his record eighth overall victo-
Cooney, 39, bested a field fo 48 mem-
bers of the American Red Cross Life
Saving Corps of Jacksonville Beach.
The swim, sponsored by the Meninak
Club of Jacksonville, begins at the
.Ponte Vedra Inn & Club and finishes in
front of the Jacksonville Beach
Lifeguard Station. This year's race is
marks the 74th anniversary of the
The race begins at 10 a.m. and last

year Cooney, formerly of Atlantic
Beach, completed the course in 1 hour,
12 minutes and 48 seconds. Cooney
holds the Meninak record of 63 min-
utes set in 1990.
Art Naidzich was second last year, fin-
ishing 65 seconds behind Cooney and
64 seconds ahead of third-place finisher
Joey Civello (74:59).
SChrissy Wallis was the first female
across the line in 84:03, followed by
Katie Engmann, a 2006 Fletcher High
graduate, in 87:34.
Competing in the Meninak Ocean
Marathon is mandatory for new recruits
but optional for active and retired life-

Ten years later, memories of Fletcher are still there

My high school reunion
weekend starts tonight and
the past few days I've really
started to reflect on the days
of roaming the halls at
Fletcher High School just over
10 years ago and wondering
what people are up to these
It'll be nice to run into
some old friends and maybe
even a few bullies (though I
really hope they've grown up
b\ nowi and see \%hat they've
all become since.
Back then our athletic pro-
gram wasn't exactly the most
blessed program in North
We had our few stars like
most schools do that we got
to rub elbows with, trying to
beat the tardy bell in "C"
Hall. Most notable was Myron
Anthony, who dominated
high school basketball the
way a meat slicer dominates



bologna. One of my top high
school memories over those
four years, was gathering in
the auditorium to watch
Myron sign with the
University of Kentucky, which
was a college basketball pow-

erhouse in those days'.
Anthony went on to win the
national championship with
the Wildcats his freshman
year then split to Texas
Christian University and was
unheard of until he showed
up on the roster for the
Jacksonville Jam.
There were guys like Eric
Thompson, Khalid Abdullah
and Gary Cooper that made
football games worthwhile to
attend, although a Senator
win back then was about a
rare as four aces in Hold' Em.
Cooper ended up being the
first quarterback in
Jacksonville University histo-
ry, while Abdullah, like his
brother Rahim who graduated
a year before us, would go on
to play college ball and then
the NFL.
Coach Reynolds was still
barking signals on the side-
lines and Coach Brown is still

coaching the defense.
Football did pick up after
we left Fletcher, with guys like
Ciatrick Faison paving the
way and putting Purple back
on the map.
Back then soccer and tennis
were the dominate sports at
Fletcher, even though my
buddy, the late Dylan White,
who went on to play these
two sports, was still a year
awayfrom attending the
school.' *
Golf was, well, golf and I
was never quite sure if swim-
ming was considered a sport
at the time.
Baseball had Wes Timmons,
who plays minor league ball
for the Atlanta Braves organi-
zation and, to be honest, I
never really knew, and regret
this now, that we had softball
and volleyball teams.
I was young and between
cheerleaders, Fletcheretes and

the other random ladies in
the halls, how much more
attention can a high school
senior pay to things?
Well, surprisingly, a little
more attention than you'd
I do remember sitting in the
waiting room for some good
old Dean Daugherty (and yes,
I still call him that when I run
into him these days) disci-
pline and seeing various
Beaches Leader articles of
Fletcher sports by Johnny
Woodhouse pasted on the
window and dreamed of how
I'd make it on one of those
Leader pages and possibly
have my name pasted on the
wall as well.
Ten years later, in a world of
endless possibilities, here I

Heap win National Triple Crown tournament in S.C.

By David Rosenblum
A hard year of work paid off
for Team Heap, an Under-16
team compiled of area players
that won the Triple Crown
Nationals in Myrtle Beach,
S.C. last weekend.
The team is coached by
Fletcher High School assistant
coach Jim Timmons and fea-
tures eight members from the
school, along with four play-
ers from Bolles and one from
Sandalwood High School.
"It's the one thing we shoot
for each year," Heap manager
Mike Miller said. "Winning
this tournament made the
whole season complete for
these guys."
The team has several meme-
bers from Fletcher, including
Tanner Gregg, Tanner Bell,
Ethan Anderson, Ryan
Mahoney, Scott Sitz, Nick
Reedy, Alex Melvin and
Johnny Williams.
The team first had to qualify
for the tournament by playing
several tournaments in the
area. This was their first trip
to the nationals at the Under-
16 level. The group had
played last year at Under-15,
making it to the round of 16
in the tournament.
The tournament features top
teams from the east coast,
with some teams coming up
from other parts for the coun-
Things started picking up
for the. Heap nearly two years
ago, when Atlanta Braves
catcher Brian McCann started
sponsoring the team.
McCann was turned on to the
team by his former roommate
in the minors, for .former
Fletcher standout Wes
The tournaments are played
with high school rules, with
seven inning games and the
standard number of players on

Photo submitted
The Heap at the 2007 Triple Crown Sports Summer Nationals tournament held in Myrtle Beach, S.C. include Ty Kelly (kneeling);
(Front row, from left) Coach Jim Timmons, Ethan Anderson, Alex Melvin, Johnny Williams, Tanner Gregg, Mark Lumpa, Scott Sitz;
(Back row from left) Nick Reddy, Tanner Bell, Matt Miller, Ryan Mahoney Coach Matt Denmark.

the field.
But with the teams being
picked by the coaches, com-
petitive baseball becomes the
"It's good baseball," Miller
said. "Some of those teams
are very competitive out
The teams play year-round
to qualify for the national
tournaments, the next one
being in the fall in St.,
Augustine, which the Heap
have already qualified for.
The team does plan to play

in other tournaments leading
up to the Fall Nationals, but
Miller said it will be tough
because most of the players
play football, too.
Following the tournament,
there was an All-Star game
which was selected by college
scouts. Three members of the
Heap, Matt Miller of
Sandalwood, Reedy and Caleb
Denmark of Bolles, all made
the team.
The Triple Crown tourna-
ment uses college recruiters
for judges and also hosts a

combine for the Under-18
division competitors during
the tournament.
Two members of the team
were also given honors during
the tournament. Sitz was
named offensive player of the
tournament and Mahoney was
named defensive player of the
Although Miller will admit
there was no clear standout on
the team, he does give Bell
credit for catching three
games on the team's final day
of the tournament, including

the quarterfinal, semifinals
and final, a tough feat in the
"He was a wall out there,"
Miller said. "But overall we
had a solid team."
Despite losing two players
due to age, the team will make
a charge at the championship
again next season.
"We got to experience some-
thing we never expected,'
Miller said. "We'll have
almost all thew gusy back
again next year. We'll try to
do it again."

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French president derided for love of jogging

T he French have already
found something to dis-
like about their new pres-
ident, Nicolas Sarkozy: He jogs.
Apparently the poor guy
likes to look after his health
with a bit of running, or as his
countrymen call it, "le jog-
ging" or "le footing."
And while the rest of the
world is derided for being
indolent and overweight,
Sarkozy catches grief for run-
ning and trying to take care of
his middle-aged body.
To add insult to injury, due
to his running habit (that
some say only exists when the
camera is on him), the newby
president must endure the ulti-
mate put-downs: "right-wing",
"elitist", "individualistic" and
even "American."
It seems that to the French
this unseemly activity is con-
sidered uniquely American.
Odd, since they have at least
two well-known marathons:
Paris and the one in Medoc
where wine is served at the aid
Sarkozy is known to be pro-


American and has even gone
so far as to tell his compatriots
that they could afford to be a
lot more like Americans in
their work ethic. Gads; all this
and he was elected anyway.
His "footing" has even subject-
ed him to personal abuse; his
smug, Gaulois-puffing country-
men call him "Speedy Sarko"
and "Super Sarko."
After his election last May,

Super Sarko ran up the steps of
the Elysee Palace to take office
like some sort of Franco-
American Rocky Balboa. He
was wearing running shoes,
shorts and his favorite NYPD t-
shirt. Now why didn't Charles
DeGaulle or Frangoise
Mitterand think of that?
We might think it was pretty
neat but the French didn't and
from that moment the contro-
versy was born. One can't help
but wonder: Don't the French
have better things to worry
What's more, the French see
Sarkozy's jogging as a right-
wing propaganda campaign.
Apparently the French are
decidedly against individual-
ism and self-determination and
running, they think, smacks of
On television, French
philosopher Alain Finkelraut
implored Super Sarko to give
up his "undignified" habit. He
went on to say that Sarkozy
should take up walking, like
Socrates, Arthur Rimbaud, the
poet, and many of history's
other great men.

Finkelraut philosophized:
"Walking is a sensitive, spiritu-
al act. Jogging is management
of the body. The jogger says 'I
am in control.' It has nothing
to do with meditation."
And this guy is supposed to
be a deep thinker? Most run-
ners I know say they do some
of their best thinking while
running. And as far as running
being "undignified," that too is
a bit much. Sure, some people
don't look very dignified while
they run, but face it,
Finkelraut, it is going to be the
same ugly body whether it is
running or walking.
I remember Bill Clinton
jogged all over Washington
D.C. when he was president.
Or did he just hoof it from one
hamburger joint to another?
Jimmy Carter ran in
Washington's "Cherry Blossom
10K" once while he was in
office. He overheated about
halfway through, dropped out
and ended up sitting exhaust-
edly on the side of the road.
Undignified maybe, but at
least he tried. Never saw him
run again, now that I think

about it.
George W. Bush used to run.
Runner's World magazine even
printed a story about the run-
ner Bush and claimed he could
run five kilometers in 21 min-
utes. I never quite believed
that story. A few years ago he
said his knees went bad and
that his running days were
Now he just does a bit of
cycling at Crawfordville when-
ever Lance Armstrong stops by.
Too bad; maybe if he had done
a bit more jogging he would
have had time to contemplate
that rather dicey decision to go
into Iraq.
Is running a right-wing con-
spiracy? Oh, please. Of course
many dictatorships throughout
history have used sport as a
means to quell the masses. It's
a good diversion and gives
them time to do their nasti-
ness while people are looking
the other way.
When the Roman Empire
was on the skids and the aver-
age citizen was more than a lit-
tle disenchanted with the way
things were going, the emperor

and his pals provided some
pretty bloody entertainment in
the coliseums. It kept the
underlings occupied and was
good fun for the whole family.
Of course another famous
right-winger, Adolf Hitler, used
sport to show the world the
superiority of his "master
race." Never saw him out jog-
ging, might have done the
world a lot of good if he had.
Running is known to release
Is running right wing? Is it a
particularly American thing to
Relax, Frenchies, I don't
think so. Politically, I think
runners lean more to the left
than the right. A lot of them
would probably call themselves
libertarians (more than likely
due to all that pondering while
plodding, despite what
Finkelraut says). America
might have popularized run-
ning and turned it into every-
man's sport but America did
not invent it.
Too bad, it would have been
nice to take credit for it.

Detox can help you gain more energy for the gym

How many times have you
earnestly meant to work-
out but simply found
that you were too weary to
leave the couch? In order to get
started with creating an active
lifestyle, first it is necessary to
have enough energy to do so.
Oftentimes, the road to the gym
starts with what you are putting
in your mouth. If you can clean
up the processed foods in your
diet, you will start feeling more
energized by the end of the
Most people walk around
drained of energy because their
bodies are being ravaged by
chemicals that linger in their
system after processed foods are
consumed. Luckily the body
has an amazing capacity for
repair. With a few weeks of dili-
gent detoxification, most of
those toxins will exit the body-
leaving a happier, healthier,
more energized person in their
Even if you are generally a
healthy, active person, you
most likely have a store of tox-
ins built up: in your fat that
could be leaving you fatigued,
irritable and unable to lose
weight. The abundance of tox-
ins the average American con-
sumes_ in their daily life is


astounding. Where do these
toxins come from?
Preservatives, antibiotics, artifi-
cial flavoring, pollution and
heavy metal are all contribu-
tors, not to mention alcohol
and caffeine. It is estimated that
the average American eats
about 14 pounds of additives a
year. The liver can only clean-
up so much before these toxins
start to build up in your fat
deposits. The physical symp-
toms can include fatigue, cloud-
ed-thinking, a suppressed
immune system and increased
stress levels. A toxic state will
also stress out the digestive sys-
tem which causes gas, bloating,

inconsistent bowel movements
and may even lead to Toxic
Bowel Syndrome if left long
enough. Yuck.
The most obvious way to
detoxify your body is to stop
putting toxins in it in the first
place. Eat simple, unprocessed
foods. Organic fruits and veg-
etables, grass-fed, free-range
meats, eggs, nuts and whole,
grains will give your body the
natural nutrients it needs to
repair itself, without it having
to detoxify them first. Although
you might miss your Oreos for
the first few days, you will
quickly find that natural foods
fill you up for longer periods of
time. If you are a person who
enjoys the act of eating itself,
you are in luck for you can
consume larger quantities of
whole foods since they are less
dense in calories.
To speed the process of your
body eliminating the stored
toxins, drink lots of filtered
water. Squeezing a lemon in
your water is a natural diuretic
that will help flush out the kid-
neys. Cranberry juice ithe natu-
ral, no-sugar-added brands) will
also help. Drink a natural fiber
supplement, such as phyllium
husk or ground flax. seed once a
day to flush out the colon.

While the body is breaking
down the toxins, generally peo-
ple will feel tired, irritable and
may even get a headache.
However, this only lasts. until
the toxins pass out of the sys-
tem, at which point most peo-
ple feel refreshed and energized.
Many people take detoxifica-
tion to the next level and go on
a juice or water fast in order to
give the digestive system a
break. However, if you are eat-
ing only simple foods that are
easy to digest, a fast is probably
not necessary. Colonics are
another method of detoxifica-
tion. Flushing the colon out can
get rid of anything that should-
n't be there such as old fecal
matter and parasites. Milk this-
tle and dandelion are two herbs
that assist detoxification of the
liver. Exfoliating the skin will
get rid of old skin cells and tox-
ins that exit through the pores.
These methods are helpful to
aid the body during the process,
but simply cutting the toxins
out of the diet is the best way to
ensure a healthy body and
Leah Fae Cochran is a certified
personal trainer through the
National Academy of Sports
Medicine and hold a journalism
degree from the University of


Babe Ruth Baseball
The Jacksonville Beach Babe
Ruth baseball league will con-
duct fall registration over the
next three weekends at
Seabreeze Elementary School
in Jax Beach. Times are 10 a.m
until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and
10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on
Registration is for players 13
to 18 years old and fee is $100.
For more information contact
-Ira Herb at 534-5729.

Baseball Tryouts
The Whitecaps, a 12-U travel
baseball team that plays out of
Jacksonville Beach, will con-
duct tryouts for the upcoming
2007-8 season. The team is pro-
fessionally coached.
Tryouts will take place Aug.
18 and 19. Interested players
may phone Mark Baltz at.616-
7115 or Helen Lynch at 874-
1378 for complete information.

Bud Beech Summer
Bud Beech Summer Camps at
Nease High School, for boys
and girls ages 6 to 15, offers five
camps: Basketball, Soccer, Flag
Football, Dance/Gymnastics
and Cheerleading. Four-day ses-
sions are held July 30-Aug. 2,
Aug. 6-9 and Aug. 13-16. The
cost is $55 per half-day sessions
(9 a.m. until 12 p.m. or 12:30
p.m. until 3 p.m.) and $95 for
full-day sessions (9 a.m. until 3
p.m.). The program also offers
round-trip bus transportation
from Ponte Vedra Beach ($10
for a session) and has a lunch
program ($12 per session).
Staff is selected from Nease
High's top graduates. Questions
can be answered and applica-
tions obtained by e-mailing
Beech at
or by calling 686-4075. A $25
deposit is required for each ses-
sion attended; a $10 deposit is
required for each "Fun Friday."
Volleyball Clinics at Nease
High, operated by Bud Beech
Summer Camps, are offered to
boys and girls ages 10-15 on
Friday. A half-day clinic, 9
a.m.-12:30 p.m., costs $20; full-
day clinics, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., cost

$30. The fee includes pizza
lunch and Ponte Vedra bus
route. For an application, e-mail For infor-
mation, call 686-4075.

Beaches Extreme
Adventure Race
Performance Multisports will
present the Beach Extreme
Adventure Race (BEAR) on
Sunday, Sept. 2. Race begins
and ends at Hanna Park, with
start time scheduled for 8:30
This 9th annual event is a
team race combining varied
terrain in some of the First
Coast's most beautiful, natural
oceanside settings. Teams will
participate in mountain biking,
off-road running/trekking,
open water paddling, orien-
teering, climbing, rope chal-
lenges and various mystery
Two-person and four-person
teams compete together to com-
plete each segment of the course,
crossing the finish line as a
team. The BEAr has a 12-hour
time limit for finishing. An
awards party and pasta dinner
catered by Carrabba's Italian
Grill await all participants at
the race headquarters.
For more information or to
register for the BEAR, contact
Jakson Badenhoop via e-mail
at RD@PerformanceMulti- or by phone at
(904) 285-1552.

Jaguars Training Camp
Jacksonville Jaguars preseason
training camp is officially
As usual, training camp will
open to the public for viewing
through August 9. Sessions take
place on the practice fields
northwest of Jacksonville
Municipal Stadium.
For the most part, players and
coaches will participate in two-
a-days (10:15 a.m. and 7 p.m.)
through mid-August. There are
scheduled days off and practices
for special teams only built into
training camp.
For fans, bleacher seating will
be available during practice ses-
sions beginning Saturday, July

28 and ending Thursday, August
The bleachers hold about
2,250 people and free parking in
lots J, M and N is available.
Concession stands will be open
with a selection of food and
beverages. Jaguars merchandise,
including T-shirts, caps and
yearbooks, will also be sold.
Fans can call the Jaguars
Training Camp Hotline at (904)
633-6525 for daily updates on
the practice schedule.
Jacksonville's preseason slate
includes hosting the Tampa Bay
Buccaneers on Saturday, Aug. 18
at 7:30 p.m., and playing host
to the Washington Redskins on
Thursday, Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Ocean Marathon
The second Hammerhead
Ocean Marathon is scheduled
for August 4 at 8 a.m. Both
swimmers and volunteers are
sought to make the vent suc-
The ocean marathon fea-
tures a 1.25-mile and 2.5-mile
swim (participants choose
one). Entry fee is $25 for the
shorter race and $30 for the
longer. Proceeds go to the Jax
Beach Lifeguards, who will be
on supervise swim-
mers in the water.
Busses take swimmers to
the starting points, with both
distance swims taking place
simultaneously. The races are
timed with ChampionChips.
Participants must report to
the finish line before 7:15
a.m. to register, pick up a
packet and chip then travel
by bus to the start. Finish line
is near 2nd Ave. North in
Jacksonville Beach, with park-
ing by the pier.
Prizes are available for age
groups in male and female
categories and the top men's
and women's finisher will get
an overall award.
For more information visit
Web site at hammerhead-

Soccer League
Registration is currently
ongoing for the Beaches
Soccer League sponsored by

Fletcher High School soccer
teams. Interested individuals
may sign up at Soccer Stop,
1518 N. 3rd St., Jax Beach
through today.
The recreational, five-a-side
league is open to all players 4
years old (by Sept. 2007)
through sixth grade. Games
will begin the week of Aug.
20 and will end by the week
of Oct. 8. All games played on
weekdays at 5:30 p.m. at the
San Pablo fields across from
Fletcher High.
The $60 registration fee
includes eight games, a shirt
and socks. For more informa-
tion,: contact Mike Levine by
phone at 635-8969.

Fletcher Middle
Cheerleaders Camp

The Fletcher Middle School
cheerleaders hold the second
session of their annual
Summer Cheerleading Camp
Aug. 6-10.
The camp will run from 9
a.m. through 2.p.m. in the
Fletcher Middle School gym.
Students from kindergarten
to seventh grade are invited.
Cheer experience is not
Cost of the camp is $100.
Students will learn cheers,
chants, stunts and dances and
will be grouped by age and
grade level.
Those attending should
wear comfortable clothes,
including sneakers with socks.
They should also bring a bag
lunch and non-carbonated
drinks for water breaks each
day. Students will receive a T-
shirt at the end of the camp.
Registration is being held in
the main office of Fletcher
Middle School. Parents can
register at the school between
8 a.m. an 4 p.m. Monday
through Thursday. Phone
registrations are not accepted,
but registration forms can be
e-mailed to the parents.
For information or to have
a registration for e-mailed,
contact cheers coach Robbie
Knieberg at 247-5929, ext.
322, or at kniebergr@dreams-

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nutrition and lifestyle coach for
holistic living through the

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Meloan made unusually quick pass through Jax

He's not there yet, but
don't sell former Suns
pitcher Jon Meloan
short in making an almost
unprecedented leap from the
minors to the Big Show as a
relief pitcher.
Meloan was a Jacksonville
Suns star just long enough to
learn his way to the Ball
Grounds before being promot-

all, this is only his third year
in pro baseball.
For one who just turned 23
this month, things are moving
pretty fast for Jon. The 6-3,
225-pound Houston native
had just a piece of Double-A
ball late last year with the
Suns, arriving from Doger kid-
die town in Vero Beach with
less under his belt than the
flat stomach that comes with

ed to Triple A Las Vegas Suns manager John
recently. Veteran baseball _AjL Shoemaker hasn't
watchers among the spenrt more than
media here can remem- two decades in
ber only one player to the game with-
go up so fast with so out knowing
little combat time exceptional
here. wf talent when
Hall of Famer 'l5 he sees it.
Nolan Ryan spent I Shoemaker
such a short time knew in the
in uniform for s p r i n g
Jacksonville before Meloan was

Photo submitted
Former Suns pitcher Jon Meloan fires a pitch earlier this sea-
son. Meloan pitched breifly in Jacksonville before his promotion
to Triple-A Las Vegas. Meloan recorded 19 saves during his stint
with the Suns.

Excercise can

strengthen bones

It has been well documented
that high impact sports
lead to increased bone den-
sity in young athletes.
Bone is a living tissue that
responds to increased stress by
making thicker and stronger
bone. Now new research
shows that these sports are
also beneficial to the bone
health of older athletes as
A study of 560 athletes com-
peting in the Senior Olympic
Games found that those in
high impact sports showed ...
signihcant greater bone densi-
ty than those competing in
low impact activity. This was
true for both men and
women, and even for the old-
est of athletes.
The average age of the ath-
letes in the study was 66.
According to the study's
author, Dr. Vonda Wright,
"this data shows that high
impact exercise should contin-
ue to be used a tool for main-
taining bone health no matter
what the age."
Sports such as swimming
and cycling are considered low
impact, while such sports as
running and basketball are
considered high impact. It was
also noted that overall bone
density was significantly
greater in these senior
Olympians as compared to the
general population.
While more common in the
female population, osteoporo-
sis is not a "woman's disease."
A woman's lifetime risk is
50%, while a man's is approxi-
mately 20%.
It is estimated that more
than 2 million men in the
United States have osteoporo-
sis, and while men tend to
start with a higher bone mass,
they actually lose bone at the
same rate as women.
The absolute best treatment
of osteoporosis is prevention.
Throughout your life, you
should participate in weight
bearing exercise in order to,
maximize and maintain peak
bone mass.
In adulthood, men should
have daily intake of 1000-
1500mg of calcium and 400-
800IU of Vitamin D. Tobacco
use should be avoided, as
should excessive alcohol
intake. Early detection is also
important, and can be diag-


nosed with a study as simple
as an x-ray.

Ankle braces may help
Q. Dr. Smith, should I con-
sider protective ankle braces
for high school volleyball?
A. In NCAA female volley-
ball players, ankle sprains are
the most common injury, with
some 20-30% of participants
affected. In order to try and
reduce this incidence, the
coaching staff at the
University of Pennsylvania
required all players to wear
protective ankle braces during
all participation, including
practice. Of all of the athletes
involved, almost half reported
a history of a prior ankle
sprain. Following this man-
date however, over a seven
year time span of games and
practices, only one ankle
sprain was noted. This was a
significant drop in the injury
rate, a magnitude not fully
expected by the coaching or
medical staff.
Commonly, I do not recom-
mend bracing a joint that has
no history of prior injury.
However, I do see a fair
amount of female volleyball
players with ankle sprains
related to their participation
and based on this new data,
protective bracing may be
This column is designed to
offer guidelines on the preven-
tion, recognition, and care of
injuries and illness. Specific con-
cerns should be discussed with
your physician. Mail your ques-
tions to Gregory Smith, MD -
Sportsmedicine, 1250 S. 18th
Street, Suite 204, Fernandina
Beach, Fl 32034, or visit

promotion to the
New York Mets back in 1967,
fans weren't really sure they
saw him.
But Ryan was a starter, a
smoking fast-baller who 'daz-
zled everybody. Meloan didn't
- or doesn't throw steam.
He just controls and fools.
Meloan's pitches are sleigh-of-
handers: Now the batter sees
it, now he doesn't. It's embar-
rassing for hitters.
Meloan is gradually working
his way into Triple A baseball.
Nobody expects him to set
things on fire in Vegas. After

something special.
He also knew the Suns would-
n't be able to keep the pitcher
indefinitely. The skipper just
hoped, as managers do, he'd
be able to keep Meloan as long
as possible.
Sure enough, when the
handsome lad, who some say
reminds them of the fictional
Huckleberry Finn with his
sandy hair, freckles and shy-
like grin, really got going good
the Dodger bosses, mindful of
what their team in Las Vegas
needed, pulled the strings to
send him there.

Never mind what
Jacksonville needed, the Suns
would have to settle for
another phenom. For now, the
Dodgers wanted a young relief
ace on the way up to the Big
Show and the kid needed
Triple-A action to get him
"Jon has everything you
want to see in a young pitcher,
especially one who is used in
relief," Shoemaker said. "He
has confidence in a nice
assortment of pitches. We
know he'll do well in Triple-A
and some day with the
"I just wish we could have
kept him longer. He really
helped up get to the top."
For the record, all Meloan
did here in 35 outings this
year was save 19 games, earn a
5-2 record and compile an
earned run average of 2.18. A
player with those stats doesn't
hang around Double-A ball
long, and Meloan didn't.
Suns president Peter Bragan,
Jr., who has been around base-
ball since infancy because his
father Peter, Sr. is chairman
and owner of the club, knows
talent in the same way
Shoemaker does.
S"I knew we wouldn't be able
to keep Meloan all season, but
I think it would have helped
him if the Dodgers left him
here until the end of the play-
offs," the younger Bragan said.
"I'd like to see him more con-,

Photo submitted
Fletcher Mantarays earned second place in the city swim championships at NAS Cecil Field
July 21. Pictured is Fletcher's first-place girls 8-9 medley relay team of Sabrina Robertson,
Tatum Shannon, Kayley DeLay and Isabelle Thompson.

UNF track team hires

Nease's Brown as its

new throwing coach

The University of North
Florida track team has added
Mike Brown, a teacher at Nease
High, to its coaching staff,
head coach Mark VanAlstyne
announced Thursday.
Brown's main responsibility
will be coaching all throwing
events, including the javelin,
an area he is no stranger to.
Brown, a five-time world age
group record holder in the
javelin, currently holds the
world record in his age group.
While attending Jacksonville
University Brown was a five
time qualifier for the U.S.
"We're tremendously excited
to have a coach the caliber of


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Mike working with our throw-
ers. He has tremendous enthu-
siasm and his coaching style
really imparts that to the ath-
letes," VanAlstyne said.
Brown graduated from JU
with a bachelor's degree in
1976, before getting his bache-
lor's in education from UNF in
1983. While at JU, Brown par-
ticipated as a member of the
baseball team.
"I fully expect UNF throwers,
under Mike's tutelage, to make
a huge impact in the Atlantic
Sun Conference," VanAlstyne
At Nease, Brown coached
former state discus champion
Scott Clayman, now throwing
at the University of Florida.

sistent with various pitches.
But I always liked his chances
to go straight up [to the
For his part, Meloan seems
to have enjoyed his time in a
Suns uniform.
"I'm just trying to do things
right," the pitcher said. Sitting
at his Suns locker before being
promoted, he talked modestly
and boyishly about himself.
"I just use what I have and
so far it's been working," said
Meloan. "I try to take care of
myself, do some running, try
to watch my diet, you know."
Asked if the Jacksonville
humidity bothered him much,
Meloan laughed. "Heck, I'm
used to Houston. This doesn't
bother me at all."
Meloan's parents had visited
before his promotion and will
probably see him in Vegas.
They'll definitely be there if
he reaches Los Angeles and
the Big Show. They live in
Kansas City now, so it won't
be that far to the West Coast.
Jon also has a sister, Stefani,
who could join the family on
that. trip now that her big
brother has become so suc-
cessful. For her it's a shorter
venture: She's in school at
Arizona studying to be a
Yes, even youngsters can
plan for a future after baseball.
"I'd like to have a ranch in
Texas someday, maybe more
than one," Meloan said.

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Surfing surgeon's great escape

Surfing is a great escape for
orthopedic surgeon Dr. John
Von Thron.
Whether he's surfing in
front of his Neptune Beach
home break or taking his
three children on a surf trip to
Mexico, Von Thron spends his
down time riding waves.
"It's so peaceful out in the
water you feel like you can
really get away from it all,"
said Von Thron, who has been
working at the beaches office
of the Jacksonville Orthopedic
Institute for 11 years.
"No cell phone. No beeper.*
No distractions. I've always
had fun surfing and it's still
Von Thron grew up on the
oceanfront on Fifth Street
South in Cocoa Beach.
When he was about 4 years.
old, he said he starting surfing
a fiberglass Hanson "belly
board" with fins.
His parents, Jane and Dr.
Joseph Von Thron, bought the
belly board, the precursor to
the boogie board, at the
famous Ron Jon's Surf Shop
when it was just a small store
in a strip mall.
Von Thron's parents still
live in the house where he
was raised and he still surfs
his old home break when vis-
iting his family. After all, surf-
ing is almost in his blood.
The elder Von Thron was
the first doctor in Cocoa
Beach and although he was a
family physician, he delivered
babies including most of
John's friends, including
seven-time world champion
surfer Kelly Slater.
"It seemed like everybody
surfed in Cocoa Beach,"
recalled Von Thron. "All my
friends surfed. All my neigh-
bors surfed. Surfing is fun, but
I've always worked hard. I
don't cater my schedule for
Von Thron graduated from
Cocoa Beach High in 1980. He
earned his undergraduate
degree at Princeton University
and graduated from medical
school at the Medical
University of South Carolina
in Charleston. Von Thron
moved to Jacksonville in 1990
to start his orthopedic sur-


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geon residency at Shands
Jacksonville. He and his wife,
Ann, and their children lived
in Atlantic Beach before mov-
ing to their current home in.
Neptune Beach 10 years ago.
A quiver of about eight surf-
boards plus the belly board he
rode as a child still line his
garage. He rides an 8-foot fun
board by local shaper Mike
Whisnant most of the time
but also has a 9-10 longboard
for small days and a 6-8 short-
board for hurricane swells and
surf trips. His children, Jimmy,
14, Joseph, 12, and Mary
Grace, 9, also have boards.
"My kids aren't super seri-
ous surfers; the boys play foot-
ball and baseball, but they're
big enough now they can ride
an 8-foot wave in Mexico,"
Von Thron adds.
"And Mary Grace is just
now getting into it. We do
tandem surfing on my long-
board and she absolutely loves
Von Thron said he has trav-
eled to Mexico and most of
Central America, including
Costa Rica, Nicaragua and El
Salvador. But three years ago
he started taking the family
on his surf adventures in
Saladita, Mexico.
"There's a long, left point
break and it's a minute and 15

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Dr. John Von Thron with sons, Jc
Playa Saladita, Mexico, in June 2
second ride," Von Thron said.
"It's an unbelievable place
to take the kids because it's a
soft wave so even if it's 10-
feet, they can have fun on the
inside. And it's not commer-
cialized. We stayed on bunga-
lows right on the beach in
thatch roof huts with no air
conditioning, no running
water. It's becoming more
popular but it's still a great
Von Thron said he mostly
travels with friends he's made
surfing from the Beaches like
George Garcia, an insurance
agent from Jacksonville Beach;
Richard Hannah, a financial
consultant who lives in Ponte
Vedra; Tom Schifanella, a mar-
keting executive; Bill Love, a
real estate investor; and
Moody McCall, a veterinarian
who lives in Atlantic Beach.
"All these guys are surfers
and they're very productive,
.very successful," Von Thron
said. "We focus first on our



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Von Thron; (Front row from left) Carl Schifanella, Thomas Brennen, Edwin Bodge, Charlie Bodge,
Joseph Von Thron and Jack Love; (Back row from left) Tom and Betty Schifanella, Mary and Bill
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Music in the Courtyard
Music in the Courtyard at
200 First Street in Neptune
Beach plays from 7-10 p.m.
every Friday through the end
of October. It's a free event
open to the public. This
Friday's offering is Flashback,
featuring Dale Stephenson
and Robert Early. The
evening of community fun is
sponsored by The Shoppes at
200 First Street. For informa-
tion, call 249-2922.

First Friday Art Walk
One of St. Augustine's
most popular cultural events
is held from 5-9 p.m. the
first Friday of every month.
Tours begin at Rembrandtz
Fine Gifts for Fun People,
131 King St. Those who take
part enjoy the latest exhibits,
music, entertainment and
refreshments at more than
20 participating galleries. St.
Augustine Sightseeing Trains
and Old Town Trolleys offer
a complimentary shuttle
service to most of the gal-
leries. Shuttles run on a con-
tinuous loop every 30 min-
utes. For information, call
904-829-0065 or visit

First Coast Pride Festival
The 29th annual First
Coast Pride Festival, Tides of
Change, will be held from
12-10 p.m. Saturday at the
Sea Walk Pavilion in
Jacksonville Beach. The
event offers entertainment
on two stages, the Seawalk
stage and Latham Plaza
stage. "Too Many Shoes" per-
forms at 1 p.m. The event
also offers a vendor market-
place, food and games, beach
activities and a children's
play area. The event is free,
but a $5 donation will be
appreciated. For information,
call 1-888-411-6482 or visit

Family Fun Hours
Guana Tolomato Matanzas
National Estuarine Research
Reserve (GTMNERR) hosts
three Family Fun Hours in
August: Aug. 8 from 2-3
p.m., Aug. 15 from 2-3 p.m.
and Aug. 25 from 9-10 a.m.
The topic will feature a story
about "Alligators," followed
by an alligator craft activity
for participants to take
home. The events are open
to the public; however, chil-
dren ages 3-10 must be
accompanied by a parent.
Participation is free, but reg-
istration is required by con-
tacting the GTMNERR at
904-823-4500. All materials
for the event will be sup-
plied. The GTMNERR is at
505 Guana River Road, South
Ponte Vedra Beach.

Back to School with
The 14th annual Back to
School with BEAM [Beaches
Emergency Assistance
Ministry], where 800-1,000
needy children will be given
everything they need to start
the school year, including
supplies by grade level, new
shoes, backpacks, even per-
sonalized pencil cases, takes
place Aug. 11. The non-profit
agency gives temporary assis-
tance, food and budget
counseling to Beaches-area
residents facing a financial

Sailors Remembrance
Day Celebration
The Sailors Remembrance
Day Celebration Aug. 11 at
the Vilano Pier and Vilano
Pavilion includes demonstra-
tions about water and boat-
ing safety skills, re-enact-
ments of water rescue, a sail-
ing contest, surf/skim board
contest and shark awareness
information. The celebration
is free to the public and takes
place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For information, visit
www.sailorsremembrance- or www.sharkbait- or call 904-

Guided Bike Tours
Guana Tolomato Matanzas
National Estuarine Research
Reserve hosts trail biking

See GET OUT, B-6

* Simpsons (right)
... see B-4

* Art Scene
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* Music
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Swimsuit exhibit

opens at Beaches

history museum

S.. : The Beaches Museum &
S. -.History Center in Jacksonville
Beach unveiled its own line of
swimwear this summer.
'. ---- But some of the fashions are
a century old.
That's because the museum's
.....e s 'latest exhibit depicts the gamut
of swimsuit styles and the
changes in swimwear on First
Coast beaches from 1900 to the
.-. s .o. . present.
The exhibit, which also
includes historic photos, runs
through Aug. 25. Admission is
$5 for adults, $4 for seniors and
$3 for children 6-17.
According to the museum, at
the turn of the 19th century,
women's bathing suits could
consist of up to 25 yards of fab-
photo submitted ric?
The museum's latest exhibit depicts the gamut of swimsuit styles and the changes in Heavy, dark wool tunics with
swimwear on First Coast beaches from the early 1900s to the present. short sleeves, dropped waists,
skirts, and pantaloons were the

"norm" for daring. women
bathers. Underneath it all they
wore stockings and bathing
booties; while on their heads,
they often wore a gathered
bonnet. Men's suits were not
much better.
Through the years, skirts dis-
appeared, along with the stock-
ings and bathing shoes. Men
and women alike began to
wear tighter fitting, sleeveless
tank suits; though women con-
tinued to wear bathing caps,
and modesty shorts that went
By the 1930s, the need for
modesty was outdone by the
desire to tan. Bathing suits
became more sleek and func-
tional, with straps designed to
be lowered for more "expo-


PBTS Pelican Awards to

be bestowed on Saturday
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Lee Hamby Pirates of Penzance
Mark Wright Painning Churches
Tom Ming A Tuna Christmas
Roger Lowe All the 1\Va1 Houme
Gary Burgoyne Bees in Honey'
Josh Waller Bat Bov: The Musical

Debi Tyre Piates of Penziance
Holly Gulshall Painting Churches
Cee Cee Haves: .4ll the It r Home
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Painting Chinrches
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John Pope -.4 Tuna Chritnias
Jason Collins Bees in Hone
George Ballis All the iayi Home
Lee Hamby Grand Night
Shirley Sacks Bat Boy

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Cast members of "All the Way Home," one of six plays nominated for a Pelican Award for best
main stage production at Players by the Sea. The annual awards event is Saturday at 106 6th St.
N., Jacksonville Beach. Call 249-0289 for more details.

Simpsons Movie' blossoms like a flower on steroids

Most of the reviews of
"The Simpsons
Movie" have the
same curious tone: They
complain that the movie
isn't as edgy or funny as they
expected, and then they say
that the movie is funnier
and edgier than most of the
other stuff in theaters right
I've already found the

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"Simpsons" TV series hilari-
ous, but f don't know if it
was ever as edgy as people
said it was.
Its main strength has
always been to come right up
to the edge of subversion,
only to end up embracing
the nuclear-family concept.
Since the movie is 89 min-
utes long (four times the
length of a TV episode), it

has a broader spectrum in
which to play.
But it never dawdles; as
with the series, the movie is
briskly paced, funny, and
incisive. Would that every
movie comedy met that stan-
Amazingly, this cartoon
version of an epic it uses
15 past and present
"Simpsons" writers and the

show's hundreds of support-
ing characters begins with
only the idea of the series,
anti-hero, Homer Simpson,
falling in love with a pig.
From that moronically
simple plot development, the
movie blossoms like a flower
on steroids.


ABET's 'Extravaganza'
5 1 1 .. "-' "
will kick off sixteenth _Oi

season of productions

The Atlantic Beach
Experimental Theatre is invit-
ing theatre-lovers to join them
for an "Extravaganza" to kick
off its 16th Season.
The event will be held at 7
p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at the
Adele Grage Cultural Center,
716 Ocean Blvd., in Atlantic
A summer buffet along with
beer and wine will be served.
Entertainment includes
musical numbers from the sea-
son opener, Neil Simon's
"They're Playing Our Song,"
which runs Sept. 7 through the

Music by Marvin Hamlisch
and Carole Bayer Sager will be
performed by the play's direc-
tor and lead actor, Randall
Atkison and his wife, the play's
female lead, Laura Atkison.
The evening will conclude
with a performance by the
local dance troup, the Sassy
Tappers, who will perform
"Sounds of Broadway".
Tickets are $25 for singles
and $40 per couple.
Reservations can be made by
mailing checks to: ABET, 1015
Atlantic Blvd., PMB 175,
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233.
Call 249-7177 for more

Photo submitted
The Sassy Tappers will perform "Sounds of Broadway" at the Adele Grage Cultural Center.,

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The Fletcher Middle School
cheerleaders hold the second
session of their annual
Summer Cheerleading Camp
Aug. 6-10. The camp will run
from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the
Fletcher Middle School gym.
Students from kindergarten to
grade 7 are invited. Cheer
experience is not required.
Cost of the camp is $100.
Registration is being held in

the main office of Fletcher
Middle School. Parents can
register at the school between
8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday
through Thursday. Phone reg-
istrations are not accepted, but
registration forms can be e-
mailed to parents.
For information or to have a
registration form e-mailed,
contact cheers coach Robbie
Knieberg at 247-5929, ext. 322,
or at kniebergr@dreamsbegin-

Jail House Rock Fools Fall In Love Hound Dog
On Brodway Yakety Yak Stand By Me and many more!

Photo SUBMrrrED
Cast members of "Smokey Joe's Cafe." The musical runs through Sept. 22 at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre, 12000 Beach Blvd.
Doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner. Show at 8 p.m. Call 641-1212 for more details.


"CLOSER" This dramat-
ic production is staged at 8 pm.
every Friday and Saturday
through Aug.. 11 at.The Body
Gallery," 1360 Beach Blvd..
Jaksonville Beach; Tickets are
Due to the adult nature of
the show, no one under 18 will
be admitted without an adult.
Call 296-3292 for information.

The musical runs through Sept.
2 at the Alhambra Dinner
Theatre,. 12000 Beach Blvd.,
Jackson\ille. Doors open at 6
p.m. for etveing shows.
Performances begin at 8 p.m.
Matinees are held at 11 a.m. on
Saturday and noon on Sunday.
Admission $39-$46 for dinner
and show. Call 641-1212.


Vintage photos also tell the story

photo submitted
of swimwear at the Beaches.

Swimsuits: Old & new

Cont. from B-1
In the 1940s, wartime
rationing led to the two-piece
swimsuit. It was perfect time
for the bikini to make its
appearance in 1946.
Designer Louis Reard, when
asked to describe the new
trendy suit was quoted saying
"it was so small that it revealed
everything about the girl
except her mother's maiden
Aqua East is as an in-kind
sponsor for the exhibition:
donating three surfboards and
posters of contemporary swim-
suits to compare and contrast
with those of 100 years ago.

The Beaches Museum &
History Center is at the corner
of Beach Boulevard and 4th
Street.North. Its hours of oper-
ation are Tuesday through
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Reading Room is open to
the public, free of charge,
Tuesday through Thursday, 10
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Annual memberships are
$30 for individuals, $50 for
families and $250 for corporate
For more information on the
museum, its exhibits and
events, or becoming a member,
please visit or
call 241-5657.


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Baum exhibit opens Aug. 16 at Ocean 60

Neither heat nor hurri-
cane warnings stop
the planned openings
of new art exhibits around
our town.
From mid-August to mid-
September, at least three local
galleries have scheduled
Ocean 60 in Atlantic Beach
will open an exhibit of art-
works by Michael Baum, who
has captured the essence of
Hawaii in his oil paihtings'on
both canvas and copper.
Meet the artist at a recep-
tion from 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 16, at 60
Ocean Blvd., and enjoy the
flavor of Polynesian hours
d'oeurves, champagne and
tropical art. For more details,
call 247-0060.
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The following night,
Friday, Aug. 17, Archway
Gallery will celebrate the
opening of a new gallery
with a reception from 5 to 9
Archway Gallery represents
some of the areas leading
artists in contemporary, tra-
ditional and regional works
in all media.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday
and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday. The new location
is 363 Atlantic Blvd., Suite 2,
Shoppes of Northside,
Atlantic Beach. Call 249-

Stellers Gallery Annex will
open a new exhibit on
Friday, Aug. 17, featuring the
artwork of Jim Draper.
Stellers Gallery Annex is at
200 First St., Neptune Beach.
Call 247-7200.
* *
On Friday, Sept. 7, First
Street Gallery will open a
group exhibition for fiber
artists featuring bright and
colorful quilts, purses, soft
sculptures, apparel, jewelry
and fiber wall art.
The exhibit will run
through Oct. 14. Meet the
.artists at a reception from 7
to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7.
First Street Gallery is At 216-B
First St., Neptune Beach. Call
* *
The Cultural Center at
Ponte Vedra announced its
next exhibition will feature
the works of David Ponsler,
whose works are sculptures in
bronze, steel, copper and
The current exhibit,
"Outside In," paintings by
Brian Edmonds, will continue
through Sept. 1.
The Center announced this
week that more than $70,000
was raised on June 9 during
the Celebrate 2007: Magical
Mystery Tour of the TPC at
Sawgrass Clubhouse.
These funds will be used to
grow and develop valuable
onsite and outreach Cultural
Center arts and education
programs for our Northeast
Florida communities. The
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* *
Bethel Gallery opened a
new show, "Glory of
Hymn," this week. The
exhibit is a collection of
more than 40 paintings, pho-
tographs, calligraphy and
stained glass interpreting the
old-time hymns we all love.
The words of each hymn
and the stories behind the
songs appear next to each
Bethel Gallery is at the
Ponte Vedra Presbyterian
Church, 4510 Palm, Valley
Road, Ponte Vedra Beach.
Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to
noon Sunday. Call 286-7241.
* *
Congratulations to Joyce
Gabiou, whose collage was
selected for the National
Collage Society's annual
show at the Cornell Museum
in Delray Beach.
The exhibit runs from
Sept. 13 to Oct. 28. Gabiou's
work can be seen at the
Bungalow Artworks in
Riverside and in a show at
Reddi-Arts in September and
* *
Opportunities to exhibit
artwork are important to
artists not only in galleries
and places of business, but
also through companies pro-
moting art events. If interest-
ed in exhibiting in the .
Jacksonville area shows this
fall, spaces are available. The,
shows are juried, and cash
awards are available. Call
541-1340 or contact
* *
It is not too late to apply
to the State Division of
Cultural Affairs for opportu-
nities in the Public Arts Field.
Artworks will be purchased
by the state through its Art
in State Buildings Program.
Contact Lee Modica, admin-
istrator, Florida's Art in
State Buildings Program,
Department of State, Division
of Cultural Affairs, 500 South
Bronough Street, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-00250 or visit

More information on the
Atlantic Beach-Neptune
Beach Art Walk: First Street
Gallery, Archway Gallery,
Stellers Annex Gallery, Ocean
60, Shelby's, the Adele Grage
Cultural Center and the bank
at Shoppes of Northside plan

photo submitted
Debbie Dellinger (right) of Atlantic Custom Frames hosted an a recent reception for artist Daniel Baggett (center). Baggett's exhibit,
"Nature's Diversity," is on display at the Jacksonville Beach gallery through Aug. 14. Also shown is Sharon Smith.

to participate in September.
A definite date will be
announced. Isn't it great that
these galleries are all within
walking distance and willing
to remain open one evening
a month and welcome visi-
tors? Call 249-2222 for infor-
* *
Players By-the-Sea Theater
has announced it will present
"Benchwarmers," a comedy-
drama by Chris Sheppard on
Aug. 10, 11, 17 and 18 and
Sunday, Aug. 12. The theater
is at 106 6th St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. Call 249-
0289 for reservations.
The Atlantic Beach
The Atlantic Beach

Experimental Theater (ABET)
has published its 2007-2008
schedule of plays, beginning
Sept. 7 with the romantic
musical, "They're Playing
Our Song."
Seven shows will be pre-
sented this season, including
a Christmas musical. The
theater is at 716 Ocean Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach. For informa-
tion call 249-7177.
* *
Atlantic Custom Frames,
1250 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville Beach, is hosting
the recent works of Daniel L.
Baggett, "Nature's
Diversity," through Aug. 14.
A former Gulf Life
Insurance agent in

Jacksonville, Baggett's
favorite subjects are birds and
flowers but his specialty is
abstract painting on yupo, as
evidenced in his "Reef"
Baggett has participated in
art shows in the
Rappahannock region of
Virginia. The Rappahannock
River and an old railroad
bridge have been a source of
inspiration for the artist.
The exhibit opened July 18.
Atlantic Custom Frames is in
Beach Plaza, next to Twisted
Sisters. Call 247-4341 for
more information.
* *
The St. Augustine
Amphitheatre on A1A South

will hold its grand opening
on Sunday, Sept. 2.
Located on 16 acres of mar-
itime coastal hammock, the
outdoor concert venue
recently underwent a four-
year refurbishing project.
A unique tensile canopy
covers the seating concert
bowl. Free classic movies will
be shown at the
Amphitheatre, starting at 8
p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, with
The Blackwater Sol Revue
Music Festival kicks off the
grand opening celebration on
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It takes trips physical
(north to Alaska) and psy-
chological (Homer goes hal-
lucinogenic). It has erudite
references that will sail over
kiddies, heads, and it gets its
PG-13 rating by having Bart
Simpson briefly doing the
full monty. It takes pot-shots
at its parent company Fox
and their rival Disney, as
well as squeezing in a public-
service announcement from
Tom Hanks. And strangest of
all, it is often downright
touchifig. (At ope point,
Homer's put-upon spouse
Marge, voiced by Julie

Kavner, leaves Homer a
"Dear John" video that
might be no kidding -
Kavner's best-ever acting
job.) As with the show, "The
Simpsons Movie" does what
the best comedy does: take a
jaundiced eye at the kind of
insipid behavior that most of
us are either too polite or
too ignorant to point out.
I'm cynical about most TV-
to-movie spin-offs, but "The
Simpsons Movie" shows that
it can be done right, if its
makers care enough about
the quality. (Oh, and maybe
your TV show has to last for
18 seasons first.)

A vengeful mob descends on the Simpson household after Homer's latest monumental blunder: he dumped a leaky silo full
of pig droppings in Lake Springfield) in "The Simpsons Movie." The film is rated PG-13. See review on B-1'.

Willis hasn't lost his cinematic edge

by Sarah Linwood
Revenge, sweet as it is fol-
lowing a grievous wrong,
has, through the ages, been
ineffective as a cautionary.
In "Live Free or Die Hard,"
the new Bruce Willis flick,
the concept is perfectly illus-
Willis, you may remember,
starred in a string of "Die
SHard" movies in the '80s and
1'90s6, but despite box office
success, the franchise disap-
peared. Now, though, it's
been revived by 20th
Century Fox and
"Underworld" director Len
Willis again battles would-
be terrorists bent on 'finan-
cial gain but this time, with
a twist!
Somewhere following the
flick's first few minutes, the
audience learns the movie's
key phrase and motive: "Fire
It isn't the kind one nor-
mally conjures: Flames are
absent, and no one's hawk-
ing cheap' goods from a
cheesy sidewalk booth. In
hacker parlance, "Fire Sale"

loosely means an attempt to
destroy the computer infra-
structure of the United
States. Impossible? Think of
Hurricane Katrina!
Supposedly, our federal
government's on-line blood-
hounds were working tire-
lessly during that communi-
cations collapse and no evil
genius had attacked at all!
"Live Free or Die Hard" is
--scary-and as close as your
neighbor hacker (not tIdmen;
tion pros such as Kevin
SThey do have the ability to,
create havoc, if not a classic
"Fire Sale," anytime they
The heavy in "Live Free or
Die Hard" is Timothy
Olyphant, a fired govern-
ment ("white hat") hacker.
His boss didn't believe him
when he reported U.S. com-
puter security was at Stone
Age levels and "beyond your
pay grade" to say so. Ahhh,
None can take humiliation,
and to prove his point, he
hacks into a meeting of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff Firing
and bitterness result. To take

revenge while making a tidy
sum, Olyphant penetrates a
secret government financial
lair. Willis, a New York cop,
gets involved when'his supe-
riors tell him to pick up a
local hacker for unknown
It doesn't take a sage to
predict it isn't going to hap-
pen. The special effects in
this PG-13, 130-minute flick
are incredible, the action
SThere is character develop-
ment, but most eyes (at least
men's!) will be focused- on
villainous Maggie "Q." A,sup-
posed karate expert, her kicks
are so' expertly done, one
might believe Paris' Follies
Bergere would want to recruit
Playing Willis' daughter is
Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
She's superb. The screenplay
is credited to Mark Bomback
("Constantine," "Godsend"),
and it's better than average.
Watch this flick for the
movie debut of the Air
Force's F-35 Raptor. What it
does is amazing and it's
absolutely capable of the
stunts performed.

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4:45, 5:15, 6:55, 7:25, 7:55,
9:35, 10:05, 10:35.
Bratz. Rated PG. Fri.-Thurs.,
12:35, 4:20, 7:10, 9:50.
El Cantante. Rated R. Fri.-
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Thurs., 12:15, 2:35, 5:10,
7:25, 9:40.
Underdog. Rated PG. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:10, 2:25, 5:05,
7:20, 9:35.
I Know Who Killed Me.
Rated R. Fri.-Thurs., 1:00,
No Reservations. Rated PG.
Fri.-Thurs., 12:45, 4:40, 7:05,
The Simpsons Movie.
Rated PG13. Fri.-Thurs.,
Noon, 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 5:00,
7:30, 8:00, 10:00, 10:30.

Who's Your Caddy? Rated
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Hairspray. Rated PG. Fri.-
Thurs., 11:55 a.m., 4:55,
7:45, 10:25.
I Now Pronounce You
Chuck and Larry. Rated
PG13. Fri.-Thurs., 1:05, 4:50,
7:40, 10:15.
Sunshine. Rated R. Fri.-
Thurs., 8:05, 10:40.
Harry Potter and the order
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Fri.-Thurs., 12:40, 4:00, 7:00,
Rescue Dawn. Rated PG13.
Fri.-Thurs., 1:10, 4:05, 7:35,
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Fri.-Thurs., 12:20, 3:55, 6:55,
Ratatouille. Rated G. Fri.-
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Local bands including New
Day, Gunwitch, Fed Up,
Esther and Transpose will
peform in memory of 18-year-
old murder victim Kelsey
Smith at 8 p.m. today atThe
french Quarter, 5800 Phillips
Highway, Jacksonville. Tickets
are $10 and proceeds will help

fund a scholarship honoring
the late teen. Call 732-9550
for information.

The New York based hip
hop artist Immortal
Technique performs today at
Fuel Coffeehouse at 1037 Park
Street in Five Points. Call 425-
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Jacksonville,Beach. The group performs at 10:30 p.m. at 1500 Beach Blvd. For more details, call 247-6636.


Aromas Cigar, Wine &
Martini Bar, 880 A1A N.,
Ponte Vedra Beach 280-
The Atlantic, 333 N. 1st St.,
Jacksonville Beach 249-

Bo's Coral Reef, 201 5th
Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach *
246-9874. DJs and female
impersonators weekly.
Brix Taphouse; 300 2nd.
Street N., Jacksonville Beach *
Bukkets Oceanfront, 222
N. Oceanfront., Jacksonville
Beach 246-7701.
* *
Cap'n Odies, 2200 Mayport
Road, Atlantic Beach 241-

Caribee Key, 100 N 1st St.,
Neptune Beach 270-8940.

Champs Lounge, Sawgrass
Marriott, 1000 PGA Tour
Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach *

Cliff's at the Beach, 1401
Atlantic Blvd., Neptune
* *
Culhane's Irish Pub, 967
Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach
* 249-9595. Kerouline Band is
in at 9:30 p.m. today. The
Bobby Flynn Band appears at
6 p.m. Sunday.
Eddie Bahamas, 314 1st
Street North, Jacksonville
Beach 241-3138.
* *

Fionn MacCool's Irish Pub
& Restaurant, 333 1st St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach' 242-

Freebird Live, 200 N. 1st
St., Jacksonville Beach 246-
BIRD. Guns -N- Roses tribute
band Appetite for Destruction
is in today. Self RlP.iacse%,-.D
party featuring broke :Til
Friday, Pliny the Yunger and
Madison Fadeout is held
Fly's Tie, 177 E. Sailfish Dr.,
Atlantic Beach 246-4293.

Giovanni's, 1161 Beach
Blvd., Jacksonville Beach *

Homestead Restaurant,
1712 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville
Beach 249-9660.,

Landshark Cafe, 1013
Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach

Latitudes Cafe, 2429 3rd
Street S., Jacksonville Beach *
247-6606. Ron Rodriguez
pifys today. Bill Rice.appears
Saturday. Debra Rider with
John Thomas performs from 7
to 10 p.m. Aug. 7.
Lynch's Irish Pub, 514 N.
1st St., Jacksonville Beach *
249-5181. Out of Hand is in
today and Saturday.
Max's Restaurant, 1312
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville
Beach 247-6820.
* *
Mojo Kitchen and Blues
Bar, 1500 Beach Boulevard,

Jacksonville Beach 247-
6636. Bonoarama is in today.
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Monkey's Uncle Tavern,
1850 S.' 3rd St., Jacksonville
Beach 246-1070. Sugearbear
appears Saturday.
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Ocean Club, 401 1st Street
North. Jacksonville Beach..
Ocean 60 Restaurant and
Wine Bar, 60 Ocean
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Ragtime Tavern, Seafood
& Grill, 207 Atlantic Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach 241-787.
The Retrokatz are in today
and Saturday. Flashback
appears Sunday..

The Ritz, 139 3rd Ave., Jax
Beach, 246-2255.

Shelby's Coffee Shoppe,
200 1st Street, Neptune Beach
* 249-2922.

Spare Time Tayern and
Grille, 1728 3rd St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach 246-

Tra Vini Italian
Restaurant, 216 Ponte Vedra
Park Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach
Beach 273-2442.

Tree Steakhouse, 725-6
Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach
* 241-5600.

Twisted Martini, 822 A1A
N., Ponte Vedra Beach 285-

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The Jacksonville Symphony
Youth Orchestra is holding
auditions for its upcoming
2007-2008 concert season.
Auditions will be held at the
FCCJ South. Campus on
Thursday, Aug. 16. Young
musicians are encouraged to
try out for a spot in the
Jacksonville Symphony Youth
Orchestra, which is comprised
of six ensemble levels.
Audition information and
repertoire can be downloaded
from the JSYO website at
Having completed its 14th
successful season, the
Jacksonville Symphony Youth
Orchestra (JSYO) enrolls more
than 200 young musicians
between the ages of 7 and 22,
and is one of the finest orches-
tra training programs in the
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tours of the Guana from 8-10
a.m. Aug. 12 and Aug. 26.
The tours of the upland trail
systems will be led by GTM
Reserve volunteer and Florida
master naturalist Craig
O'Neal. Participants must
bring their own bikes trail
and beach bikes only. Helmet,
close toed shoes and water are
required. Reservations are
required. Call 904-823-4500
to reserve a spot. Entrance fee
is $3 per vehicle; annual GTM
pass holders are admitted

Library Night at Baseball
Library Night at the
Baseball Grounds of
Jacksonville will be held Aug.
12. Starting time for the game
between the Jacksonville Suns
and Carolina Mudcats is 5:05
p.m. The Library Reading Log
offers full details

GTM Kayak Tours
The Friends of the,Guana
Tolomato Matanzas National
Estuarine Research Reserve, in
partnership with Ripple Effect
Ecotours, offers six kayak
tours of the Guana River in
August. Stable double kayaks
will be used for each tour, the
cost of which is $45 per per-
son. The naturalist-led tours
are appropriate for age 15 and.
up. They take place from 9-11
a.m. Aug. 13, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Aug. 15, 9-11 a.m. Aug. 18, 9-
11 a.m. Aug. 19, 9-1.1 a.m.
Aug. 28 and 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Aug. 30. Reservations must be
made in advance. Call Ripple
Effect Ecotours at 904-347-
1565 to reserve a space.

Oh Say'Can You See
Oh Say Can You See:
American Art from theWest
Foundation Collection will be
exhibited from Aug. 14
through next January at the
Cummer Museum. The collec-
tion features 45 paintings by
preeminent American artists
from the 19th century
through the mid-20th centu-
ry. Entrance to the exhibition
is free to members; for non-
members, it's $8. For informa-
tion, call 904-356-6857.

Crescent Beach Paint Out
The 2007 Crescent Beach
Paint Out will be hosted by
Island Fine Art Aug. 15-19 at
its St. Augustine gallery. Plein
Air artists from around the
state will exhibit scenes and
landscapes found in and
around Anastasia Island and
St. Augustine during the five-
day event. Works will remain
on display and for sale
through Sept. 30. Island Fine
Art is at 6279 A1A South,

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The Florida Theatre will screen the sci-fi classic "Invasion of the
Body Snatchers" at 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6.

one-half mile north of the
206 bridge in Crescent Beach.

Art Opening Reception
An art opening reception
will be held from 6-8 p.m.
Aug. 16 at Ocean 60
Restaurant/Martini Bar, 60
Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach.
The reception is for artist
Michael Baum, who captures
the essence of Hawaii in his
paintings. Baum's work, from
5x5 inches to 4x7 feet printed
on copper, canvas and wood,
will be available. Polynesian-
style hors d'oeuvres will be
offered, and an acoustical gui-
tar. duo will play live. For
information, call Ocean 60 at
247-0060 or Baum at 962-

Harry Potter Discussion
The Bookmark, 299 Atlantic
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, hosts a
discussion on the newest and
last Harry Potter book, "Harry
Potter and the Deathly
Hallows," at 3 p.m. Aug. 18.
Bookmark staff member and
adult Potter fan Erin Mustard,
a/k/a "Professor Mustard",
will facilitate the discussion.
Harry Potter readers of all
ages are encouraged to come
with.questions, comments
and open minds and share
their thoughts about Harry's
hunt for the Horcruxes,
Dumbledore's doubtful dou-
ble-dealings and Snape's stag-
gering story. Muggles are wel-
come. For information, call

Artistic Opportunities
A summer literature series,
held at the Art Advocate .
Gallery, 76B San Marco Ave.,
St. Augustine, offers Glenda
Bailey-Mershon's Summer
Writing Projects Review, to be
held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Aug. 18. Jo Anne Englebert
shares Women Poets of Latin
America from 4-6 p.m. Aug.
18. Englebert's session is free,
with donations collected at
the door by the St. Johns
Cultural Council. Bailey-
Mershon charges $70. For
information, call 904-377-
1323. f

5K Fun Run
A 5K Fun Run will be held
from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 18 on the
Atlantic Beach beachfront;
Start and finish are at the
Atlantic Beach lifeguard sta-
tion. Categories for young
children as well as seniors are
available to all who pre-regis-
ter for $10 and $15 on race
day. Event T-shirts and
Gatorade are provided, and
awards are available at the
finish line.
Summer Jazz Concert
The final evening in the
sixth annual Jacksonville
Beach Summer Jazz Series
Aug. 19 at the Sea Walk
Pavilion features the Navy
Band Southeast Jazz Ensemble
at 5 p.m. and Janita at.6 p.m.,
followed by headliner Nick
Colionne at 7:30 p.m. An art
show, to be held in Latham
Plaza across from Sea Walk
Pavilion, will feature artwork
from'20-25 vendors and run
from 2-9 p.m. The concert
series is free and open to the
public. Those who attend can
bring blankets or lawn chairs
and enjoy refreshments avail-
able from local vendors. For
-information, call the
Jacksonville Beach Events
Hotline at 247-6100, press 3,
or visit www.jacksonville-

Eat Up Downtown
Downtown Vision, Inc.

presents "Eat Up Downtown,"
Jacksonville's first Downtown
Dining Week, Aug. 20-26.
More than a dozen down-
town restaurants have part-
nered to promote Downtown
Jacksonville as a dining desti-
nation. Participating restau-
rants provide a specially
selected three-course dinner
menu for $25. There are no
coupons to clip or tickets to
buy. For details about
Downtown Dining Week,
including the list of partici-
pating restaurants, menus,
reservation and parking infor-
mation visit www.eatupdown- or call 904-451-
3344. Log onto the website,
select a place and call that

Art & Winefest 2007
Art & Winefest 2007, to
benefit NICU (Neonatal
Intensive Care Unit at Shands
Jacksonville), will be held
from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 23 at
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville.
Tickets, which are $40 in
advance and $45 at the door,
are available online at The
evening offers art, food and
live entertainment. Contacts
are Michaelene Cadiz at 904-
245-8656 and Kelly Heisler at

Uptown Saturday Night
Enjoy live entertainment,
book signing by local and
regional authors, performance
art, refreshments and original
works of art Aug. 25 as the
shops along San Marco
Avenue in St. Augustine
extend their hours for an
evening of entertainment and
shopping. Uptown Saturday
Night is free to the public and
takes place from 5 to 9 p.m.
For information, call 904-824-

Putting Championship
The World Golf Hall of
Fame's fourth annual Putting
Championship takes place at
the World Golf Hall of Fame
Putting Course. Qualifying
will be Aug. 25-26 and Sept.
1-2; finals will be held Sept. 8.
The event offers participants
an opportunity to win thou-
sands of dollars in prizes and'
the title of 2007 World Golf
Hall of Fame Putting
Champion. Competitors
should register in advance;
0lay-of, registr4tipn will be
subject to availability.
Information and registration
forms for the World Golf Hall
of Fame Putting
Championship are available
by calling 904-940-4034 or at

Outside In
"Outside In: Meditations


Friday, Aug. 3
Brown Bag Lunch: The
Guana Tolomato Matanzas
National Estuarine Research
Reserve (GTMNERR) holds' its
August Brown Bag Lunch
Lecture at 12 p.m. in the
Environmental Education
Center auditorium. The lec-
ture, by Research Reserve
Ranger Linda Harrison, features
jungles and volcanoes of Costa
Rica. Harrison will share pho-
tos and stories from a recent
trip to Costa Rica. Bringing
lunches and questions is
encouraged, and the lecture is
free. For information, call 904-

Fletcher Class of '97: The
Fletcher Class of 1997 holds its
10-year reunion Aug. 3-4. The
will be a cocktail mixer starting
at 8 p.m. Aug. 3 at Eddie
Bahamas to which all classes of
Fletcher High are invited.
There will be a 10-year recep-
tion beginning at 7 p.m. Aug. 4
at the Homestead Restaurant.
The cost is $50 per person. The
contact is Brandi Watterson at

FRA Steak Night: Fleet
Reserve Association Branch 290
hosts "Steak Night" from 5-8
p.m. at the Branch Home at
390 Mayport Road, Atlantic
Beach. A $10 donation is
requested for each dinner.
Carry-out orders are accepted.
The public is always invited to
dinner. Doug Bracey entertains
from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 4
Creature Feature: Guana
Tolomato Matanzas National
Estuarine Research Reserve
offers live estuary animal inter-
action sessions every Saturday
at 11 a.m. in the Research
Reserve's Environmental
Education Center. The
GTMRR's Environmental
Education Center is located at
505 Guana River Road. Entry

fee is $2 for adults and $1 for
children ages 10-17; children
under 10 are free. For informa-
tion, call the Research Reserve
.at 904-823-4500.

Yoga Basics Workshop:
Yoga Basics Workshop is held
from 9-10 a.m. four consecu-'
tive Saturdays through Aug. 25
at Cobalt Moon Water Studio,
Neptune. Beach. The four-week
workshop is designed for those
seeking to learn about Yoga or
those wishing to increase their
understanding of it. The cost is
$40 per student; instructor is
Kristen DiCarlo. To register,
visit the Cobalt Water Moon
Studio gift shop or call 246-
2131. For information, call
Kristen at 525-5867

Sunday, Aug. 5
Free Yoga and T'ai Chi: Free
Yoga from 10-11:15 a.m. and
free T'ai Chi from 11:30 a.m.-
12 p.m. is offered every Sunday
at Cobalt Moon Center, Water
Studio, Neptune Beach. The
sessions are open to all fitness
levels. Call Kristen at 525-5867
for information.

Monday, Aug. 6
Blood Drive: The Neptune
Beach Senior Activity Center,
2004 Forest Ave., hosts a blood
drive from 10:30 a.m.-1:30
p.m. The Florida Georgia Blood
Alliance is in urgent need of
red blood cells and 0+ blood
type; inventories are running
low. Make an appointment by
calling 270-1688. IDs are
required to donate blood.

FCA Power Camp: The 2007
Fellowship of Christian
Athletes Power Camp, for kids
ages 7-12, will be held Aug. 6-
10. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The
camp offers training by college
athletes and golf instructors
and features speakers, Bible
studies and games. On Friday,
parents are invited to join their
child for a round of golf. For

information or to register, con-
tact Dawn at 904-273-9541 or
via email at

Ponte Vedra Woman's
Club: The Ponte. Vedra
Woman's Club gets back into
the swing of things with a
Board Meeting at 10 a.m. in the
conference room of the Ponte
Vedra Beach Branch Library.

Tuesday, Aug. 7
Beaches Mixer: The
Jacksonville Regional Chamber
of Commerce, Beaches
Division, holds its next
Beaches Mixer from 5:30-7:30
p.m. at 13475 Atlantic Blvd.
in the Harbor Village Shopping
Center at the corner of Atlantic
Boulevard and San Pablo Road.
It's an after-hours Beaches
event aimed at bringing busi-
nesses together and forming
relationships among new and
existing members. The cost is
$5. Reservations aren't
required. Call the Beaches
Division at 249-3868 for infor-

Start Planting: Sept. 1 is the
date to begin planting a fall
garden. To help plan for that,
the St. Johns County Extension
Office holds a seminar on fall
vegetable garden planning at 6
p.m. Aug. 7 in the Agriculture
Center Auditorium, St.
Augustine. The fee is $5, and
snacks will be provided. To pre-
register, call the St. Johns
Agricultural Center at 209-

Wednesday, Aug. 8
Art and Jewelry Show:
Twisted Sisters, 1266 Beach
Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, pres-
ents the art and jewelry of
Caterina Lionti from 6-9 p.m.
The evening offers wine tast-
ing, food, music and art.
Lionti's paintings can be pre-
viewed at

VFW Ladies Auxiliary: The
Ladies Auxiliary of Greater
Beaches VFW Post 3270 meets
at 7 p.m. at the Post, 915 8th
Ave. S., Jacksonville Beach.
Members are encouraged to
bring a guest. For information,
call 249-7366.

Thursday, Aug. 9
Kiwanis Club: Kiwanis Club
of Jacksonville Beaches meets
at 12 p.m. at Selva Marina
Country Club. The speaker will
be Jerry Holland, Duval
County supervisors of elec-
tions. The program will be
Elections; The cost, for non-
members is $15. For informa-
tion, call club president Ed
Robinson at 610-3740 or visit

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On A Search For Meaning,"
an exhibition by Brian
Edmond, runs through Sept. 1
at the Cultural Center at
Ponte Vedra Beach, 50
Executive Way. For informa-
tion, call 280-0614.

The Cummer Is
"The Cummer Is...," pho-
tographs by Ingrid Damiani,
will be on display the
Cummer Museum through
Nov. 4. As is true of most

museums around the country,
the Cummer Museum of Art
& Gardens serves many roles
in the community.
Connecting people to art is
core to its mission, and
Damiani's photographs illus-
trate a few ways in which
these connections occur.
Entrance to the exhibition is
free to members; for non-
members, it's $8. For informa-
tion, call 904-355-0630.

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Tune in to outdoor speakers

Speakers Bring Music to Your
Back Yard
So, you have the patio, the
food and the company, but
what about the tunes? Critical
to just about every social event
short of a poetry reading,
music is second only to light-
ing in terms of creating
ambiance. Since you have
spent years amassing a fabu-
lous collection of records, CDs
and MP3 downloads, why.not
share them with your guests?
Here is the lowdown on how
to bring your music outdoors.
The easiest way to pump
your music outdoors is to
hook up speakers to the sys-
tem you are using inside.
Outdoor speakers start at about
$50 and can run into the
thousands; the selection is
vast, with lots of jargon and
techno-speak to make choos-
ing a pair of speakers pretty
confusing. But it doesn't have
to be. A little knowledge, some
careful listening and your
trustworthy instincts are all
you need to find a pair of
speakers that'll provide a per-
fect soundtrack to any outdoor
There are a wide variety of
outdoor speakers available and
will vary in size, shape and
even dolor, but obviously, the
most important aspect to con-
sider when choosing speakers
is the way they sound. If you
haven't completely gone digi-
tal, bring a few of your favorite
CDs to the store and test them
out. Make sure the music is
varied, too. Throw on a jazz
and a rock disc and see how
the speakers handle the vari-
ance in sound. It may be sur-
prising, but different genres
may sound better on certain
Any true audiophile will tell
you that the placement of
speakers is almost more impor-
tant than the speakers them-
selves. When mounting out-
door speakers, remember that
the higher off the ground they

'Be Jane'
are the further the sound will
carry. Your system's power and
your backyard setup will deter-
mine how far apart they
should be.
When considering a home
for your stereo speakers
remember that symmetry is
everything. Ideally, you want
your speakers to run parallel to
one another and equidistant
from the wall or house. To
make this a little less compli-
cated, plan out where you
want your speakers to go and
use a tape measure to aid you.
Always have both speakers the same height
and place speakers at an angle,
facing a focal point. You might
recall that this is precisely how
speakers are situated at a con-
A great feature of outdoor
speakers is that they are usual-
ly weatherproof. So, even if
Mother Nature throws an espe-
cially nasty winter your way
you can leave the right pair of
speakers outside all year
round. (Be sure to check the
warranty to see if it covers
damage caused by the ele-
ments.) That said, to be sure to
get the longest life out of your
speaker system, you may want
to consider placing them in a,
covered portion of your out-
door area when possible.
Rock On
"Camouflage" speakers are
those that naturally blend into

the surroundings. One option
to consider is the cleverly
designed incognito rock speak-
ers. Not only do they blend
into your backyard's natural
surroundings, they are also
weatherproof, withstanding
even pool chemicals and salty
air. Rock speakers are priced
starting at just about $100 and
go up from there. You can
choose the color and shape of
your speakers to match your
decor. Some manufacturers
even make speakers that
resemble tree stumps. Though
these speakers are pretty small,
they can pump out about 300
watts per speaker.
If you have invested in a
complicated, expensive system
with more than two speakers
you may want to leave the
wiring to a professional. It may
even be included in the price
of your system so it may be
worth considering.
However, a simpler setup
can be done yourself. If aes-
thetics aren't all that impor-
tant you can run exposed
speaker wire through your
house and up to the speaker.
You can make the wiring look
unobtrusive by tucking it
under the carpet or by running
it where the ceiling meets the
wall. When considering how
to run the wiring outdoors,
sticking out of the window of
the door is not an option
because the wire will fray and
present a tripping hazard.
Inspect your cable TV wiring
and see if you can piggyback
onto the same indoor/outdoor
Bringing your tunes out-
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the fall, a rejuvenating relax-
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Don't overlook sherry

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In last week'scPet Tales, the
name of the above horse that
lives in Ponte Vedra was incor-
rect. The horse, a gelding, is
named Kowboy Karma.

S herry was a common and
highly valued alcoholic
beverage during the
Colonial period in what was
to become the United States.
Imported from Spain, sherry -
which is wine fortified with
brandy was able to with-
stand the long and brutal
ocean crossing that regular
table wines with lower alcohol
couldn't. However, our percep-
tion of sherry in the late 20th
century was that of a libation
of dowagers and intellectuals
sitting in parlors discussing
weighty issues and puffing
their pipes. Now, the makers
of this fortified wine are
endeavoring to expose this
forgotten product to a new
generation of young people
looking for something differ-
Harveys of England is the
dominant importer of sherries
to the United States with
about 55 percent of the mar-
ket. It also owns 2,000 acres of
vineyards mostly palomino
and pedro ximenez grapes -
and a winery in Spain.
The reasonable prices of
sherry, especially Harveys,
makes these fortified wishes
very attractive for value-con-
scious wine consumers. In
addition, sherry easily can
keep for several weeks after
opening, if kept refrigerated
between uses. Sherry comes in
several styles and levels of
sweetness. We recently tasted
several and these are our. com-




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rocks. At 18 percent alcohol
this balanced sherry shows a
very ripe and nutty creamy
nose and flavor, and a creamy
vanillin finish.
Harveys Orange Aperitif
($15). This is a very intriguing
and satisfying beverage. It was
our favorite of this trio of
sherries. A wonderful melange
of cream sherry, and orange
essence. Great orange peel
nose with a bit of vanilla.
Creamy and moderately sweet
in the mouth. Chill and drink
before dinner, or as a dessert
wine afterwards. Either way
you will be pleased.
Ravenswood Syrah
Sonoma County 2004 ($20).
This wine is the real deal from
the moment you pour it into a
glass. The wine-exhibits a nose
of black raspberries and cher-
ries with just a hint of elegant
oak. No rough edges here.
Beautiful balanced ripe cherry,
berry flavors, that create a
wonderful presence in the
mouth. 92 percent syrah with
some viognier, grenache and
mourvedre mixed in. A beauti-
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Harveys Fino ($15). A very
interesting and different bev-
erage that has some of the
same uses and qualities of dry
vermouth. In Spain this sherry
is drunk as an aperitif or as an
accompaniment with tapas.
This fino exhibits a baked
apple nose with accents of
hazelnut and almond. Dry
and palate cleansing, and not
too heavy with about 15 per-
cent alcohol.'Serve chilled
Harveys Reserve Cream
Sherry ($15). A delightfully
sweet after-dinner sherry that
can be served chilled or on the

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Dorm room details

make the difference

oing away to college is
an exciting time. But
nerves start to get on
edge when your college stu-
dent starts wondering how to
fit everything into a small,,
shared dorm room. Getting a
head start is a must if you
want to create a functional
and organized college room.
Because when school begins,
your young person needs to
hit the ground running and
if a dorm room is set up well
to begin with, then college
will get off to a better start.
Don't shop first
As fun and as tempting as
it is to snap up all that cool
dorm room stuff, resist.
Instead, do some planning
first. Call or visit the college
and get a picture of the room
and find out what furnish-
ings come with the room or
if you can bring your own
furniture. Don't forget to
make a diagram of the room,
taking measurements and
noting the location of win-
dows, doors and closets.
Then, if possible, contact the
roommate and negotiate dec-
orating colors. A dorm room
looks really great and is
more enjoyable if it's coor-
dinated. Next, make a list of
everything your student will
need so you can work your
plan as you shop. Once
you've bought the necessi-
ties, you'll find out if there's
money left for some fun inci-
dentals. But, if you buy the
fun stuff first, you might
overshoot your budget.

Think vertical
Dorm rooms are notorious-

ly low on horizontal space.
That's what makes the verti-
cal real estate such a valuable
commodity in dorm room
space planning. Elevation is
the name of the dorm room
game. Add bed risers to bed
feet so space under the bed
can be utilized. Add some
casters to shallow storage
containers and you have
instant under-bed storage
that can be easily accessed. If
you can bring your own fur-
niture, consider a loft bed.
Loft beds are a version of a
bunk bed, only the space
below can be used for seating
or a desk. Loft beds give a
bit of privacy, too, and create
an area of personal space in a
shared room. This becomes
extra important if the room-
mate is an annoying one.

Double duty
If space is at a serious pre-
mium, consider going with-
out a bed altogether and opt
for a fold out sleeper chair.
Or, if there's room for a chair
in addition to the bed, this
handy fold-out can be used

RECYCLE I've found a great use for an old
diaper wipe container. It's the perfect size. I
store my cancelled .checks in one of them.
When the bank returns them, I immediately file
them in my container. This keeps them all
together, makes it easy to flip through them if I
need to, and makes it so much easier to find the
checks I need when I'm getting my taxes togeth-
er at the end of the year. Gianna L.
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COVER IT Sandboxes that are open and
poorly maintained can make a child prone to
contracting contagious viruses and bacteria.
What can you do to prevent this? Simply buy a
weatherproof cover and use it to protect the
sand from insects, animals and the weather.
Nate F.
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PROPER PLACEMENT You may think that
setting up a swingset on the grass is a good and

for a sibling sleepover when
big brother or big sister has
been gone from home too

Comfort, organiza-
tion and privacy
College means lots of
hours of studying and that
means the need for comfort
is greater. Purchase a desk
chair that's comfortable and
can be adjusted easily. For
those all-night read-a-thons
opt for European square pil-
lows for propping up com-
fortably in bed at night. The
large squares are much more
supportive of the head and
upper back than standard pil-
lows. Choose quality towels
and a down comforter for
some soft comfort. And
when it comes to accessories,
think organization. A tall
thin bookshelf will take you
further than that ultra-cool
lava lamp. You can't buy too
many organizers for your
desk, closet and personal
items. Another, important
need is privacy. Make sure
there is some kind of win-
dow covering. A curtain
draped over the bed can also
give some privacy in a shared
With some planning, a
dorm room can become a liv-
ing space that will send your
college student off in style
and will make their college
experience even better.
Kathryn Weber is a home
and decorating columnist who
publishes the Real Home E-
Zine. For more information, go
to or
email questions to

safe choice but grass can't absorb an impact
well, so falling can be just as dangerous as on,
cement. A good choice would be to install it
over wood chips if possible. If not, grass would
be the next best thing. Mary Anne G.
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HARDWOOD FLOORS To remove.scuff
marks from a hard wood floor, cut open a ten-
nis ball, place it on the bottom of a broom han-
dle and rub the stain until it is removed. It's that
easy! Lisa B.

UNCURL If you have a braided carpet or area
rug that curls up, cut linoleum tiles into trian-
gles and put them on the underside of the car-
pet. Attach them with two-sided carpet tape or
hot glue them. This does the trick! Clark P.

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best option. A loft bed with study space beneath would give this student a much-needed desk
and study area.

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Includes oceanfront condos, Class-A of-
fice, commercial and land. Call Renee L.
Baron, Inc. (904)242-2821.

JAX BEACH, Cleared lot, 62.5x126, 3rd
Ave. North, $159,900. J.Eric Blanks Re-
alty LLC, Licensed Real Estate Agent.
Call (904)233-9543.
Deep lot with old cottage FSBO/ licensed
agent. Below appraisal! (904)246-0000.

Vista Del Mar Condo at Jax Bch. 1/1, new
appliances. $325K. Ph. (904)282-1131,
Mdlbrg c. 868-6338.
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INVESTOR'S DREAM, Needs total re-
modeling. 826 9th Ave. N. $210,000.
(305)304-9473. ,
close to Fleming Island, built 2006, Inde-
pendent Brokers & Assoc., Inc. 247-4333,
Neptune By the Sea. $379,900 will co-op.
Call Matt (904)382-8432,
house, large fenced yard, stone fireplace,
new carpet. 2153 Featherwood Dr. E.
Owner relocating and must sell. Reduced,
$219,900. (904)280-2728 Iv. msg.
OFF GIRVEN- Trevor Green S/D, split
4/2/2, 1856sf, great room w/fireplace,
large yard, cul-de-sac,, built 1998,
$239,500. Independent Brokers & Assoc.,
Inc. 247-4333, 710-3111.
3BR/ 2.5BA, 3 blks to ocean, 2 blks to
Fletcher, $389,000. 477-3066.

BEAUTIFUL RIPTIDE- 3/2/2, 1800sf,
ranite, hardwood, lakefront, cul-de-sac.
349,900. Robert Candler, Bishop Realty
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3000sqft., 4/2.5,
screened pool, $584,000, 422-0771.
SAN MARCO- Gorgeous 2/1, hardwood
floors, CH&A. New: kitchen, windows,
plantation shutters. Garage, fruit trees,
two porches, $187K, 725-3933.
3/2, CORNER lot, 1699 Ponderosa Pine
Dr. W. $195,000. 992-2249 or 651-7177.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 4 blocks to beach,
3BR, $249,000. John (904)463-2033..

3BR/2BA, 1 car garage, single family at-
tached. Beautifully remodeled, large cor-
ner lot. open floor plan 1100s1 new roof,
replumred $204,900. Seller will pay all-
closing costs. Realtor owned 994-3608,

ATLANTIC BCH like new luxury pool
home. 4BR/3BA, 3000sf, listen to the
ocean and walk to the beach from this qui-
et neighborhood. Will consider lease/
lease purchase or 100% financing. $749K
Aug 4, 9:00am. Beautiful 2BR town-home
located at 436 Osprey Key, Atlantic
Beach. (Selva Lakes) MUST SELL! Ask-
ing $305K, OBO. (904)685-2223.

Saturday,, 1-4pm, oceanview townhome,
3BR/2.5BA, 2 patios, 1708 Strand St.
Neptune Bch. (3rd St. to East on Lora,
right on Strand) $665k, Kathy Tiliakos,
Vanguard Realty, (904)465-3053.

St. next to AB Elementary, 2BR/1.5BA
townhome, new AC, metal roof, etc. Short
walk to beach and Town Center. Asking
$249,000, 247-8539 or 303-5729.

NEPTUNE, EAST of A1A, 3BR/2BA, ga-
rage. 233 Pine St. $589,000. 249-7946,
Home. Player's Club section, back yard
fronts on beautiful lagoon, 2 min walk to
large park, community pool, quiet and safe
neighborhood, 2BR/2BA,. 1700sf., no ga-
rage, excellent condition. Price Reduced
to $259,500! (904)571-3877.
OPEN HOUSE- 1804 10th Street North,
Jax Beach, Sat & Sun 1pm-4pm. Immacu-
late, 4BR/2BA house, walking distance to
schools and beach. $299K, 234-4047. '

screened front & rear porch, $249,000. In-
dependent Brokers & Assoc., Inc.
247-4333, 710-3111.
$149,000. Kay Hewings, Magnolia Proper-
ties, (904)553-5019.

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August 3, 2007


HOES -'*"AL 12

Well, since you ask...... Barbara has joined Bartlett &
Deal Title Services, LLC as the firm's Business
Development Manager and Closing Administrator.
In addition to performing real estate closings, she is
available for notary work by appointment.

"Serving the Beachessfor over 17 years"

You can reach Barbara at:
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FSB.O REDUCED i.:. 533- 100 -1 ba.:r,
home with inground pool; corner lot; large
den w/fireplace; jacuzzi included. 1510
Bentin Dr. So., Jax Beach (904)434-1976
or (904)824-5287.
$269,900. (904)655-3018. See pics at
NEAR MAYO- IC water access, 3BR/2BA,
$355,000, Independent Brokers & Assoc.,
Inc. 247-4333, 710-3111.
3BR/1BA, new kitchen, remodeled bath-
room, new ceramic tile throughout. New
Berber carpet in bedrooms. New ceiling
fans and light fixtures, 5 blocks to ocean!
home. New A/C, new roof, totally renovat-
ed. Must sell! Asking $120,000. Call
Concrete block, 4/2, 1650sf, totally reno-
vated, all new from appliances to land-
scaping, over 30k under appraised value,
$204,900 246-6337.
Jax Beach, 3BR/2BA, 1444sf. 1211 3rd
Ave North. $230,000. J.Eric Blanks Re-
alty LLC, Licenspd Real Estate Agent.
Call (904)233-9543.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, fireplace, hard-
wood floors, pool, 1777sf., double lot. Ap-
raised at $442,900; Asking $365,000.
Will entertain all offers. MUST SELL!!
1218 6th Avenue North. Call (904)241-
4344 leave msg.
3BR/2AB, NICE, Move-In Ready. Large
open floor plan, neutral colors. Fireplace.
skylight. 18" tile floors, New carpet in bed-
rooms.. Newer appliances. Tons of stor-
age, closets, attic, shed. 2car garage.
Landscaped, sprinkler system. Big FL
room, porch, deck and yard w/privacy
fence. Quiet neighborhood near park.
FREE LCD TV. Showing w/refreshments
Sat/ Sun/ Mon- 11am-2pm or by appt. Co-
op @ 3%. $299,999. Offers accepted un-
ti 8/20/07. 1157 18th Street North

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Adorable Jax Beach, 3/1, newly renovat-
ed. Must see! $237,000, 241-6102.
MUST SELL 'Oceanfront- Newer custom
built 5/4.5 on ocean, 4725sf, office, tile,
wood floors, pool and spa, screened lanai,
hot tub, and private beach. $2.5M.
Reduced in Queens Harbour- Immacu-
late 5/4, screened pool/spa on the 14th
fairway. Upgraded kitchen, butlers station,
wood floors, bonus, 3 car garage. $760K.
Reduced in Ponte Vedra- Custom con-
crete block, lakefront 4/3 on culdesac,
2824sf, chef's kitchen, built-ins, lanai,
screened porch, 2.5 car courtyard garage.
Pool Home Reduced in Ponte Vedra
Lakefront 5/5 on culdesac, screened
pool/spa, lanai, bonus room, in-law suite,
wood, tile floors, 3 car garage. $639K.
Below Builder Cost in Queens Harbour
New 3/2.5 end unit luxury townhome, tile
floors, courtyard, chef's kitchen, balcony,
views, 3 car garage. $625K.
Must Sell in Jax Beach- 4/2.5 w/loft in
Ocean Cay. New carpet, paint, tile floors,
screened lanai, lots of storage, comm.
pool, walk to ocean!. $480K.
Cool Pool- Hot Price- Lakefront 4/2 with
screened pool, upgraded tile floors, cov-
ered lanai, open kitchen, fireplace, breath-
taking water views. $334K..
Exceptional in Egrets Glade- Brickfront
3/2 on culdesac, open great room, fire-
place, tile and wood floors, new carpet,
fenced yard, covered patio, shed. $220K.
Lakefront PVB Condo- Enjoy peaceful
lake views or relax in front of the fireplace
in your spacious 2/2.5 condo w/screened
porch in beautiful Ronte Vedra! $209K
or for rent for $1100/mo.
Adorable and Affordable- 3/2 on private,
partially fenced, treed, creek front, lot.
Pergo and tile floors, sprinkler, security,
new AC in 06, fireplace. $199K.
New Price in Ponte Vedra- Updated 2/2
lakefront condo in Ponte Vedra Beach is
perfect for an easy and fun lifestyle! Enjoy
walks to shops, TPC and beach! $179,900
Phyllis Staines, Realtor
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate

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the Beaches,

1450sq tt.
2nd Floor; Seller has discounted
$50,000 Under Market
620 Ponle Vedra Blvd. E 0:
Directions: 962-5120

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Adorable 3.'2. 2020 s.f.. casual living! Oversized corner hlt,
,beautifully landscaped, near bch & good schools! $26,.90oo
S(Dir: From JTB. N on San Pablo. It' on Crystal Cove
to 14256 on L.)

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 1-4pm 4321 Pebble Brook Dr
4/2, 2100 sq. ft. ALL BRICK home. inmmaculate condition.
" Cul-de-sac lot with private fenced backyard. Saturnia
Sflooring in kitchen area. surround sound system, fireplace
and 10' ceiling. Great neighborhood close to
SJTB. From the beach, JTB to Hodges to right
at Glen Kernan entrance. Take right into
RIVERBROOK, go to end of street.
Call Lynn Saul
233 6th Avenue North
./ lJax Beach, FL 32250
Specialists 904-859-9100

EN HOU SE This Ponte Vedra Beach brick beauty is
--rOPEN HO/, yOSEp loaded w/upgrades/amenities! 5bd/3ba
S aturda 8/4, 12-: m w/4,400 s.f. spacious oversized
.. .-bedrooms, gourmet kitchen w/SS
appliances. Security, central vacuum, &
water softener systems, oversized 2 car
, w/10'x8' workshop, 90'x140' lot,
.2'x15' pool, 3 blocks to ocean! NOT
in flood zone, lower taxes than Duval,
award winning school system, NO dues!
Priced @ $227.28 s.f. including the lot!!!
S... Owner/Agent for appt. $999,999
Dir:A1A S to E on Solana Rd, L at Ellen Poling -Wright
Golfview Cir, L onto Jefferson. Cell: 838-4562
SPrudential Office Toll Free 1-888-285-4480
Iwr.r,-.... Independently Owned & Operated Email:

Directions:AtlanticBlvd. East to East CoastDrive. Left3 b/ks to house on the
left. 2000 Sq. Ft 3/2 Cutie, wood floors, new appliances, Porches
& decks. Just reduced for quick sale! $449,ooo000
OPEN Friday 4:00 to 6:ooPM
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641 Bear Pen Road in Ponte Vedra Beach Beach Saturday
4/3 2600 sq.ft.
Seller is relocating. This beautiful home is not only priced below market,
but it's in move in condition. Freshly painted, with large open
floor plan, nice bonus or fourth bedroom with bath upstairs
for extra privacy. Beautiful private backyard. Hardi-board
siding for easy care, room for a 3rd car garage and pool.
Call Lynn Saul
233 6th Avenue North
Jax Beach, FL 32250 S
904-859-9100_ riA t Specialists

ENJOY BEACH Living! Great neighbor-
hood to raise children. No thru traffic,
close to schools, ICW views. 3BR/2.5BA,
builders home, kitchen w/island gas cook-
top, study, garage. S489K. (904)860-3239.

806-A 3rd St Neptune Beach
1540 SF 3/2 home w/bonus
room in Hidden Cove.
Pablo Creek Reserve. $429,900
Great investment opportunity in
Vilano Beach. 3 adjacent lots
available for $2,900,000
9 lots ready for custom
homes on 15th Street S.
Starting at $275,900
4BR/2BA all brick home in
quiet beach neighborhood.
Call Jason Jarrett @
904-591-5917 mobile
904-247-7000 office



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Renovated 1206 sf 3 Bedroom 2 Bath,
Large Backyard Sanctuary, Lovely
Beach Home, walking distance to beach
& park. $346K
2/2.5 charming & spacious on large
corner lot just blocks to ocean $240,000
..'. -car .arage. 1616 sq ft w/
large wood tub and fenced
bak.ksardl $363,9001
3.2. 1I0I sq II w/ Gra3t room a
Huge ba,:l.:.ard' LUPDATD1I $349.9001
3/2 2400 sq ft on private wooded lot on
quiet street! $399,000
3/2.5 2250 sq ft, oversized lot w/ private
backyard and lots of decking. Walking
distance to the beach! $569,9001
4/3 2085 sq ft Corner Lot! In-ground
pool! $380,000
50x125 Vacant lot off Solano Rd w/Golf
Course View! $395,000.
3/2 2-car garage 1367 on cul-de-sac
street, screened porch and yard!
3BR/2BA, home on cul-de-sac! 1326 sq
ft! $244,000.
3/2 home on cul-de-sac w/brand new
appliances! 1624 sq ft! $254,500.
4BR 2BA, 2495 sg. ft., ig. preserve lot
,:,r, .tl-eie-sac, like he1'cfindition, wood
.,..-. REDUCED! $458,900.
2/2 approx,1400 sq ft condo. Boat slip
to accommodate a 45+' boatl $320,000
Gated community, 4BR/3BA, 3000+ sq
ft home w/in-ground pool Built in 1995
4BR/4.5BA, 4200 sq ftl BRAND NEW
CONSTRUCTION! $2,075,000.
4BR/2BA, home in S Ponte Vedral Sun
deck, balcony and more! $925,000.
2/2 1212 sq ft on 12th floor in Jax
Beach! Includes garage, pool and
clubhouse! $530,000



2 Yr Old House 3 Story w/elevator on Cul-De-
Sac. 6Bdrm/3Baplus office. High Ceilings, Wrap
Arotud Porches, Low Maintenance on 85x142 Lot.
Priced well below apprasial. A Must See!
Incredible Price for Old Atlantic Beach
Below Replacement Value
5Bdrm/3Bath 3300sq/ft, new remodeled. 2 1/2
blks to the beach. Absolutely Beautiful 2Story-
Cedar Shake on 55x130 Private Lot w/ wooded
deck. Open Fir Plan-Brazilian Cherry Floors
thruout, State-of-the-art ktichen.This is a Moti-
vated Seller REDUCED TO $899,900
Seaside Gated Comm. Luxury HOME!
Magnificent custom home w/ state-of-the-art kit.
You could not rebuild this home with this quality
in finish levels at this price today. IT's AWESOME!
4/ 3.5 ba, 2-story, all bdrms up, 3486 sq ft,
Mediterranean style w/ barrel tile rf. Private Beach
access. $1,269,000
Roof 'lop ocean views 1/2 block to ocean
New Construction! Town Home 4/4.5, 3 story w/
elevator. 2-car gar., Construction almost complete.
High-End Finish Levels Offered at $1,199,000
1/2 Blk to 19th Bch Access. Completely
REMODELED Townhome. New state of the art
kitchen w/granite. ss apple, 42" cabinets, ALL
UPDATED baths, lighting, appliances, deck,
landscaping and more.... 3 bdrms plus loft/office,
2.5 ba. 1900 sq ft plus 2 car garage. Don't miss
this opportunity!
Redulced- $549,000 Old Atlantic Beach
1 Story Concrete block on oversized lot (66x125).


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Base, beautifully remodeled 2/2. Wood
floors. Call 235-9304.
PONTE VEDRA, walk beach, 1/1, cathe-
dral ceilings, large walk in closet, water to
golf view, pool, tennis, fitness & club-
house. $167,500. (904)608-0962,

Large corner lot, open floor plan 3/3
home, office, large closets, a cooks
dream kitchen, laundry room,
oversized lanai, fenced backyard.
East ofA1A 1 story 3 br, 2 ba house
with large fenced yard. $275,000
Gated community 4 BR, 3-1/2 BA,
study bonus room, hardwood floors,
42" cabinets, stainless appliances and
surround sound. $497,000
Charming 2 story Atlantic Beach
Bungalow, 3/2, fenced backyard,
4 houses from the ocean. $750,000

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Single story 4 bdrm home with formal Across from ocean, 3900 block
rooms, kitchen/family rm combination, Coastal Hwy. S, 3-1/2 lots West side
wood floors, fireplace, 2 car garage, ofA1A. $640,000
screened pool. $697,000 2439 S. Ponte Vedra Blvd.
Beautl ma some of the most beautiful new S.
Beautifulfamilyome stfloormaster Ponte Vedra Luxury homes.
suite, 3 bdrms on the 2nd floor. Formal $1,350,000.
rooms, separate family room, gourmet 16 N Wilderness Trail, Ponte Vedra
kitchen. $519,000 just under 6 acres, zoned for horses.
CONDOS Call today. $1,450,000
Cozy 2/2 condo, kitchen fully equipped, Dir: 904-280-2820
W/D included. $139,000 Eve: 904-241-2160
Over 1600 SF 4th flr condo, 3/2, great E-Mail:
storage, spacious interior, laundry
room, screened lanai, elevator. VIEW THE VIRTUAL TOURS AT
604 Boating Club Rd. is a 5 min walk
to beach. Intracoastal view and a boat
ramp available. Lot is 70'X 100.
$229,900 Watson Realty Corp., Realtors

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200' of unob.tructcd ocanilrrnt atop.p 30'
high June in P\' V .-h. 4BR. 4BA honc i. '
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& trt.ed crnnirncc. $4.0'5.000

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front home wxirh sp.ic i r\\nnew kirchet' &
bathrooms. Open fli..'.rlan. l.nig bcd-
roomn-. FP & iiicredibl :v watrr views fitroni
everv ryom, 2 dc-cks. $t.Oc0i0,

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Fanr.rimc 4BR."3RA home w Sarurnia & ,isod
tloi,r.s. Kirchen s "s.< appi i &i. ,& nite tsuirface.-,
iinkLr-n & FiR, mtihia rm & :21 imonrntis mnas-
rcr w/new hirh. Brick pa\'er pIric- w.-gas tire
pit. $M6 39,000

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ti ;mrl.oii riR.. 2FBA. 7Ci: . r>.'rt rrnrt hIome.
SLiniii\ kirchln, normal dining roor, dual
sidcd FP in liking &'. r..cmiti and invit-
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3 Separate Buildings...
at the Bch. Currently rented. All well
maintained. Great potential to earn
more! MLS 381438 $1,200,000
Ocean Front
3BR/3BA Condo w9' ceilings. crownis
molding, grmei kit vwhsland & lois ol
cabinet space.
MLS 354503 $865.900
Entertainer's Dream
Wow this is the great \ iews, wet bar.
imponed tile & granite. all ik NEW!
MLS 346430 $759,000
One of a Kind!
Very peaceful & prn\;ill home ils on a
Cul D Sac. 4BR'3BA usth man\ tup-
grades.MLS380425 5665,000
Almost New!
N Jal Bch. BeauniMl ocean \ ews. in-
cludes garage parking, slorage. pool &
more! MLS 327491 $650,000

t1 1nder S500k

Neptune Beach
Enlo\ Ire etuale henefits otn .72 acre,
mjatire oaks. lloertinu plants & upgrd
cisling hm +Pn,.ji) '
MLS 371009 S448,500
Gated Communiqt
(jrt llr'pli in lltiv3BR?2BA\ hm, close-
to bLjicl, JJB.shoppiog & [isLurfit.t
MLS 371828 $365,000

Oakbreeze Cole
S Jax Bch' Heaunfil hm!, 3BR,2B .
many utpgrds & shnn '\alk t, hci.
bk\d pano & dek.
MNLS 352538 5359,900
Dolphin Cove
3BR-'BA loads of updates. open Iloor
plan. FL rm. Italian tile. pnvate a\rd +
in-ground pool
MLS 371124 $344,900

$j=nder $31

"Orchid Streel Homes".
Ne,\ conslLucion i loiesites front
SI V5,.(0liJ0 and Ncr. Hvmn-)s from
S3001.OI,'s! MLLS 370685
Open Floor Plan
Greal t'hm sulie hce ir a prim. lota-
1khm: Close 10 Dulton Island Prescnc.
' MIS 378108 5239,900
3Br 2B
hIntedible cond.'id. hbkoilN o erlook-
ing niood.s. Coirlnunitl offers mnan
amenities. MLS 346564 $215,000

Condo w/water views
From front & back. Tile thru out st..
floor, very clean and open floor plan.
MLS 345630 $159,900
Grei t '.icv,. frim bedrni & screen
p' atio. jmernil +++ IBrl ,B
.MLS 359925 $158,900

1326 South rd SetJasone Beach ) l416



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3/2 1774 SE Plenty of room to expand or build
new. Priced at $549,000 Current setbacks allow for
4000 plus SF home.
Absolute Charm! Perfect Condition!
Almost New Custom Home in Old Atl. Bch less than
3 blocks to the Beach. Open Fir Plan- 2 Story 2500
SF 4br/2.5ba plus bonus rm. Hrdwd Firs, 10'
ceilings, screened in porch off kitchen plus 2 car gar.
Priced to Sell $849,000.

Selva Marina -Completely Remodeled
3/2ba sits on a huge lot. Plenty of rm for pool or
expansion. This house has been completely remodeled
down to the studs. Pella windows, wd firs, granite
counters, ss appl. and more. Priced to sell! $499,900
New 2 bdlrm condos in Atl Beh starting at $280,000's-
No payments until 2008
New 2 Bdrm Condo in Atlantic Beach Starting at
$280,000's. No Pavinent till 2008. TTL 6 Confos -
3Blks from Ocean. Gourmet Kitchen, SS Appls.
Granite, 18" Tile Thruout-Beautiful Courtyard. 20%
Down. No Payments until 2008

Great Investment Opportunity -
East of 3rd Street
Quadraplex with 4 easy to rent Studio Apartments.
Only steps to the ocean! Offered at $639,000

Unobstructed Oceanviews Sth Jax Beach
3/3.5Ba 3-story Townhome Built 2002 Corner lot
w/fenced side yd. Gar.. Mint Condition Upgraded.
No Condo Fees. Beach Access- Pricedto Sell
Beach Place Featuring Roof Top
Terrace with Swim Spa
Fir Plans 1665 to 1700SF All impeccably designed
3br/2ba w/Large Bale, Gar. Parking & Roof Top err,
w/Swim Spa, Summer Kit. & ocean views. 8 Homes


PRICE SLASHED. PV, 2/2, fireplace,
screened patio overlooking lake.
$195,900. Consider lease option. Van-
guard Realty (904)463-7343.
VALENCIA, JAX Beach, 2/2, 1357sf., full
amenities, new appliances. Easy access
JTB. $380K. (904)241-4544. No Realtors.

Ranging from $599,000-$629,900 Corner 13th
Ave. S & 2nd St. S.
Reduced $20k FOR QUICK SALE- Almost New
Townhome- S. Jax.Bch- Walking distance to Beach.
2 stry- 3br, 2.5ba, 1900sqft, town home, tile and
hrdwd firs, gran. counters in kit. & baths. SS appl,
w/ priv. fence, Priced to Sell $369,000
Investment Property-Awesome Unobstructed
Ocean Views- Sth 1st Street
West Side 1st St. at Oceanfront Park Multifamily
2bldgs, Corner Lot 62.5x85. Updated in last 3yrs.
Mint Condition- Lake Views-
Great Nieghborhood
3/2 w/scrned patio over-looking bckyd to lake vw.
Completely replumbed, all new carpet & kit. firing.
All appl. IncLOpen fir plan, plantation shutters
thruout, 2 car side enrty gar.. $339,000

Like New- 10 Min to Beach $249 900
3Bdrm/2Ba Mint Condition- 1435 SF with
Fireplace- Split Floor Plan Built in 2001 in
Bentwater. Private Back Yard Large enough
for Pool.

Sawgrass Players Club
Priced to SELL Turtleback Crossing
Updated 2-story townhome-Master on 1st fir.
1351 sq. ft. Open Flr Plan, Screened lanai-
2 Bdrms/2.5Ba, 1-Car Garage, Maintenance
Free Pool in Community. Priced to Sell
Sawgrass Players Club Oakbridge
1-story Single Family in immaculate condi-
tion on large corner lot. 1873 SF-Open Flr
Plan, 3Bdrms/2 Ba, 2-Car Garage. Priced Be-
low Market Value! $369,000.

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PONTE VEDRA Cranes Lake townhouse
2BR 2.5BA $180,000. Call 710-8858.

Desirable first floor end unit. Sale $210K
or rent $1100/mo. (904)565-9919.

2/1 top floor, comer unit, tiled balcony with JARDIN DE Mer Place, 3BR/2BA,
great views. Elevator, pool and storage, 1500sf. $25,000 in upgrades. $280,000.
349,900. Owner/Agent. 887-7053. (904)710-3946.


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Marvin & Floyd Realty Inc.
Call Joe Floyd 219-7638

1/1 Vista Del Mar, oceanfront condo 2nd floor unit. Fantastic ocean view from enclosed
balcony. Pool, clubhouse and laundry facilities on site. $349,900
Residential/commercial-1626sq' in 3 buildings-business plus 2 eff. apts. Nr ocean.
2/2 Seahawk Condo. Pool, tennis courts. Great location. $207,500
1647 Sunnyslde Ave., Jacksonville, FL
Near Intracoastal and million $ condos. 4 lots with 2/2 750sq' house (sold as is). $320,000
3/2 townhome, 1240sq'. Renovated, many upgrades. Fully equipped kitchen. $975 mth
3/2 home, new carpet, refrigerator & dishwasher. Near Mayport Naval Station. $1,150 mth

Call Rosemary Naughton i 3
/ 904-568-1523
S"She KlOWS the beaches!"

Vintage restored "old bch." w/authennc style' 3/2 main house, lil guest
cottage' Huge corner lot. oceantie.s tof MBR/balcon). Rustic wd &
brick detajil-S eei $S797.000) MLS #385179
Magrniicent 4/3 \alue w/ upgrades extraordinaire. head to toe. Almost
25i0 sq Lft. \ d llrs thru-out, chef-le\el granite kit, huge open ambiance.
e:..ude- qualim A+++ $7N7.999MLS# 3-1616S
Cuie 2/2 1/2 m home. ,leps to ocean' Vault cells, sundeck. f-place, fenced
yjrd Ideal 2nd home w/no mo lees! It's all sour own, in & out! Storage
for bikesibchro\s' 2.carcarpor %3-19.500 MLS# 3S3557
Delighitul 3/3, beachie & fun! Wd. firs dwn. private fenced ard overlooks
'A after element. Versatile Bonus/Olfice perfect for teens or office' Seller
reJJd t.:. go' $395.100 MLS# 317919
Superb \alue' -1/3.5 "3 rs. ne\ '" Lrg GR/DR/Kit, private M.Suite. full
gjesit ing dn Bike to bch.. superb schools! Great pnce adjustment
for reads buyer's quick close $539,000 Ml S# 329649
Crisp. spacious 2/2 Summer House cottage/condo on peaceful lake, near
pool ameniues & clubhouse Sharp granite/.s.s upgrades, f-place. cul-
de-sac setting, private bch access $309,000 NLS# 357398
Lovingly matinaitied 3/2. 2020 sq.fl of open. casual corrfort. Generous
LR/DR plus inviting FR/Kit. acconunodates all the gang! Gorgeous corner
parcel ui preferred community. $268,900 NflS# 359943
Charming 2890 sq.ft. 4/3 plus Irg Bonus/Gameroom on quiet st'
Mleuculous. in & out' Deep pool-able lot,generous LR/DR flows to
FR/Kit Cio\ered lanai, bklard pond/presere. $475.000 N1LS# 3574106
G.,rgcous 4-'2 5. Handsome %d firs thru-out. deep mold. granite kit. "'.
prep isle. Located on qqti cul-de-sac st..super comm amenities. near dll
convenience Close before school $474.500 NILS#.,363169

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MIS# 383088 3.5 acres in the heart of PVB,
unique 4BR/3.5BA, flowing floor plan, LR &
Mstr ste w/FPs, tiled GR w/bar, 2 detached 2-car
garages, large patio looking out to cabana pool
house & pool, pole bam & zoned open rural for
horses. $1,250,000 285-1800
MLS# 381207 Adorable Beach Cottage on
beautifully treed lot &just steps from the ocean!
It features 3BR/3BA, approximately 1775 F
w/brick wood burning FP& attached garage. This
home is priced to sell! $735,000 285-1800
MLS# 379021 Priced to Sell! 2BR/2BA unit
on lake w/fountain, fully remodeled never
occupied, 1-story end unit in resort-style
community near beach, vaulted ceilings, FP,
secluded & gated courtyard entry, scmd lanai,
storage & amenities. $304,900 285-1800
MLS# 378611 One-owner 2nd fir fully
furnished 3BR2BA, 1700 + SF, garage, large
oceanfront deck & in unique & desirable gated
community w/oceanfront pool, dune walkover
to unspoiled, quietbeach. $1,025,000 285-1800
MIS# 376788 Preserve views from this 4BR/
2BA, open floor plan w/volume ceilings, neutral
interior and ready for you. Within walking
distance to Nease High School, best SF value in
the neighborhood, $319,900 285-1800
MLS# 372205 Spacious lBR/IBA, 1100 SF,
+ balcony on 8th floor, great views of San Marco
& close to all it's pleasures: the river, museums,
downtown, shops, restaurants, nightlife & more.
Great community amenities! $259,900
MIS# 357817 Charming brick 2BR2 full & 2
half BAs, study, spacious FR w/gas FP, built-ins,
recently renovated & gorgeous fenced backyard
nestled among stately trees! 1,145,000285-1800
MLS#355111 Agreatlocation!Walkingdistance
to shopping & restaurants & only one mile to the
beach! Charming IBR/IBA 1st fir lakefront
condo is light & bright, water & golf views &
scmd lanai. $175,000 285-1800
MLS# 355488 iffany-by-the-Sea in Atlantic
Beach, 3BR/2.5BA casually elegant home,
formal LR & DR, gas FP, 1st floor master suite,
many upgrades, private patio & 2-car garage.
$1,219,000 285-1800
MLS# 365783 Almost new French-Normandy
style, across from beach access. 3BR/4BA + guest
house, 4800 +SF wine cellar, rm for pool, ocean
& golf views! $3,750,000 285-1800
MLS# 366975 In gated community of Belleza
2BR/2BA unit w/2 master suites, screened patio,
large laundry room, separate storage unit in
beautifully landscaped community w/great
amenities. $219,000 285-1800
MLS# 370889 w/Toll Bros! 2-lots remain,
choose from 7 elegant models. Fantastic
amenities, A-rated schools, Great location!
$582,975 285-1800

MLS# 363699 Jax Beach Beauty, 3/2,
1455 SF, open floor plan, huge yard,
much more. Walk to beach! $274,500
MLS#363699 3BR/3BA, 2-story, wood
floors, new carpet Great floorplan, 2 car
gar, lush landscaping. $399,900

MLS # 382302 Just 4 blks to ocean.
Homeinexcellentconditionw/new paint
and fireplace. Lg hot tub on back deck.
$239,900 241-2417
MLS # 380685 3BR/2BA concrete blk.
Walk/bike to sand. Great home & price!
$214,900 241-2417
MLS# 355336 3/2 large family/dining
room combo, tiled screened porch, deck,
fresh paint & fruit trees. $237,500
MLS# 365314 1st floor, 2/2 condo,
excellent condition, 2 patios, great
amenities. $179,500 241-2417
MLS#358624 1/1+loft Heart of PVB,
updated kit, all apple inc. $3000 Buyer
incentive. $166,900 241-2417
MLS # 360487 Quaint neighborhd of
customhomew/just 10 lots. Close toriver
& all Jax has to offer. $265,000 241-2417
MLS # 360508 In this custom home
nestled under the oaks of Old Mandarin.
Luxurious finishes, prewiring for all
electronics, screened lanai w/summer
kitchen. 5BR/3.5BA.Almostfinished &
ready to go. $1,147,000 241-2417
MLS # 367429 4bds 2ba. Upgraded
floors, fully fenced backyd, beautiful lot,
side entry garage. $264,900 241-2417
MLS# 340035 3 BR 3.5 BA ground
floor unit on harbor with 2674 sq ft &
40' boat slip available. Master suite with
his/her walklin closets. Luxurious master
bath. Screened lanai. Garage. $799,000
MLS # 369237 With formal liv rm, din
rm, fam rm, open kit w/eat-in.area.
Mother-in-law suite & bonus rm.
$349,900 241-2417

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Pool Home!
New price Newer Home Near Beach.
On private cul-de-sac w/pool, deck, bale., screened patio,
2-car gar, fp. open floor plan! 3276 Saint Johns Blvd, S. Jax Bch
(off of Osceola Ave). $479,900


For Sale
Ponte Vedra Beach
TPC Oakbridge
3BR/2BA 2 car garage,
great view, cul-de-sac
$369,000 O.B.O.
Dolphin Cove 3BR/2BA
Renovated brick home
$259,000 O.B.O.
Best Price Dolphin Cove

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OCEANFRONT, 2BR/2BA, totally remod-
eled, all custom cabinets, Corian counters
and ceramic tile throughout, $549K
PRICE REDUCED 100K -.MiraVista in-
vestor liquidation, 2674sf. w/garage on
marina. Value $799K. Sell $699K. 40' slip
additional $159K. (904)463-2845. Only
Buyers/ Investors. No Brokers please.
Equity trade considered.

OPEN HOUSE, Saturday, August 4th,
1pm-4pm. Ocean Grande at Serenata
Beach/ S. PV. 220 Ocean Grande, unit
#203. Best priced 3BR/3BA, 2036sf. Like
new, rarely used 2nd home. $549,900.
Call Cynthia Holmes, ReMax Coastal
(904)463-6040 for directions..

2BR/2BA w/bonus room, new carpet,
CH&A, fenced yard. Near ocean and Han-
na Park. 1158 Songbird Lane. $117,900.
280-2728 Iv. msg.


IMMACULATE 2/2 condo, 1300sqft, wall
appliances, $199,900, (904)521-3200
PRICE REDUCED 100K MiraVista in-
vestor liquidation, 2674sf. w/garage on
marina. Value $799K. Sell $699K. 40' slip
additional $159K. (904)463-2845. Only
Buyers/ Investors. No Brokers please.
Equity trade considered.
no, S. Jax Beach., 8th floor units,
3BR/3.5BA, 2605sf., eastern and western
terraces, upgrades galore, 2 garage park-
ing spaces and storage locker.
$1,299,000. Cynthia Holmes, ReMax
Coastal (904)463-6040.
DO. Immaculate 2/2 condo in Ocean Vil-
lage, completely upgraded and spacious.
Your paradise at the beach! Just steps to
the ocean! $375,000 Lonr Lareau Van-
guard GMAC Realty 904-868-7224.

Free 2nd opinions! Call Steve McGuire

HOME AT the beach for only $8500 cash!
2BR/2BA, single wide, includes applian-
ces, W/D; carport, screened room. Quiet
beaches park. Needs some TLC & minor
touch up work. Can be moved into now.
483-1725, 247-1135.
2BR/2BA, REMODELED, great condition,
5 miles beach. $12,000 OBO. 223-5651.

BRAND NEW office suite in Ponte Vedra,
sales/lease, $370k. 859-1299.

NORTH JAX Beach, 2BR/1BA upstairs, 1
year lease, no pets. No W/D hookup,
800/mo., $800/dep. 329-3 North 14th
Ave. Call 246-8970 or 591-1218.
LIKE NEW, shady and quiet, 1BR/1BA
duplex, very close to base and Hanna
Park, water, electric and satellite TV in-
cluded. $725/mo. 247-4221.
PONTE VEDRA, resort atmosphere,
gated, 2-story, 1BR/1BA, end unit, wash-
er/dryer included. $925/mo. 998-9148.
house; 5 blocks from ocean, $785/mo.
Call Elizabeth, 415-5454.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR townhouse,
CH&A, WDHU. No pets. $895/mo. +$500
deposit, 246-3130.
2 BLOCKS from Ocean in Neptune
Beach. Renovated, 3/2 upstairs unit,
CH&A, DW, WDHU. $1350/mo. No smok-
ing: No dogs. 613-6177.
OCEAN VIEW. Apartment 1BR/1BA.
CH&A, newly renovated, dishwasher,
microwave. 127 7th Ave. N., Jax Beach.
No Pets. $895/mo. Lloyd (904)535-8844.
BRAND NEW, 3/2 condo, located in Pier-
point with partial ocean views 800sqft
deck. gorgeous in and out; includes two
secured/ covered parking spaces, W/D.
one month rent free with two year lease!
$2200/mo. Call 242-9195.
JAX BEACH. Oceanview. -Renovated.
Hardwood floors, Dishwasher, CH&A. stu-
dio, $750/mo. (904)422-3053, (904)553-

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Fantastic oceanfront condo w/$2500 mo. income. Fully furnished
& well maintained 2/2 w/storm shutters + views from LR + MB
balcony! Buy now for income, own it for your future! Molivayted
Sellers bring all offers. Priced to sell $499,900.

Call Michelle Kogan (904) 382-5006 Li -
Doris Farber (904) 651-8218

condo at Pier Point! Amenities incl. pool,
granite countertops & more! $1750/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141.
WALK TO beach, 208-214 10th Ave. No.,
efficiency, $550/mo; 1BR, $575/mo; laun-
dry room in building. Credit check. No
pets. 514-8530.
SOUTH JAX Beach, 2BR/2.5BA, W/D,
dishwasher, 2car garage, 1 block from
ocean, 3 stories w/4th floor deck. 630
South 2nd St. Unit C3. $2000/mo.
+$1500/dep. includes utilities. Credit
check necessary. (904)334-2728.
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern.well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
1.5 BLOCKS to ocean, 1st Ave. S. 1BR,
CH&A, no pets, $650/mo. 891-0606.
PV BEACH Summer House. 2BR/1.5BA,
adjacent to pool, $1200/mo. Small pets
welcome. (904)280-3138.
LOVELY FULLY renovated upscale condo
with self storage in the Atlantic Beach
area. 3 blocks from Town Center, 2/1,
$1100/mo, 2/2 $1300/mo. Call 242-9195.

JAX BEACH: 434 N. 5th Ave. 3BR/1BA,
900sf, $1050/mo, +security. 333-2981 &
2BR 2BA townhouse w/ den. Energy effi-
cient, LR, DR, kitchen, skylights, deck,
CH/A, WDHU, carpet & tile. $1100/mo.,
$800/dep. No pets. 102 or 110 Poinsettia
St., Atl Bch. 241-2624.
2BR/2BA, W/D, appliances. $700/mo.

OCEANFRONT- efficiency condo w/club
pool Furnished & ready for occupancy!
$895/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
ATL BCH townhome, 170 Poinsettia St.
4.5 blocks to beach, 2BR/2BA, hardwood
upstairs, tile downstairs, fenced yard,
$1150/mo. 629-2628.
NEPTUNE BEACH, large 3BR, laundry,
CH&A. No pets. 247-7641
PONTE VEDRA- 3BR/2BA condo w/club
pool & morel $1200/mo.. All South Realty,
NEPTUNE BCH, Lora St., East of A1A,
2BR 1BA, WDHU & storage, beachy w/
hardwood floors, new HVAC, $1000/mo.
plus util., lyr lease, dep. & credit check.
Call Rick 891-2345.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA, newly renovated
apartment, W/D. Available August.
$850/mo +deposit. No pets, no smoking.
201 No. 9th St., For appointment,
appliances, $700/mo. 536-4774.
house, CH&A, W/D room; dishwasher; 1.5
blocks to ocean, $995/mo. 246-3739.
PONTE VEDRA townhome, 2BR/1.5BA,
1000sf., wood, porcelain, all new carpet,
screened lanai, fresh paint throughout,
Brand Now A/C and W/D. Tranquil water
view. Lots of storage and attic space,
lawn care inclusive. $950/mo. St John's
County Schoolsl (904)860-9892.
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.

WATER FRONT HOME in Queens Harbour $999,00
Home features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, office, bonus room, 3 car
garage. Hardwood floors, stone, granite, marble through-out
home. Open, split floor plan with gourmet kitchen. A must see.
Dock boat in your own backyard. MLS # 344562
Cozy and Clean. MLS # 379033
OVER 1/3 ACRE OF AND $99,900
off San Pablo with Mobile Home on Property.
Sa" 4 MLS # 377872
1r .NOLIA Carol DeTrude-Rockwood,
1 r partiess Realtor" (904) 813-9066

% % BEACH RENTALS S 1 5 5 5 i 5 1 5
Unfurnished Homes 2033 Sandpiper Pt. NB 3BR/2BA, home The Colony PV 2BR/2BA, ground floor, east
SThe Plantation PV 3BR/2.5BA, beautiful ha's screened lanai, deck, new carpet & paint, ofA1A, garage, tile floors, new carpet and paint.
2 story home, hardwood and tile floors, den/ fenced yard & garage. $1400/mo. $1100/mo.
Office, balcony. $3000/mo. LAtrium PV Comm. pool & tennis, 2BR/ The Villas at Marsh Landing JB
SSalt Creek Island PV 4BR/3.5BA, 2BA,homew/wooddeck, hottub.$1375/mo. 2BR/2A, ground floor w/private garage,
spectacular home, water to golf course views, 2BR/2BA home w/private pool. $1595 2BR/2BA, ground floor private garage,
spectacular home, water to golf course views, Intracoasta west screened porch, wood floors, amenities.
tropical backyard w/pool & spa. $3000/mo. Intracoastal West o wood floors, amenities.
t Costa Verano JB 3BR/2.5BA, brand new Avante Kernan 2BR/2BA, 3rd floor condo $1
luxury townhouse, ocean views, attached 2 w/upgrades, screened porch, amenities. Palms at Marsh Landing J
$1000/mo. Screened porch, tile floors, amenities.
car garage, amenities. $30/mo. Point Meadows Place Gate Pkwy 2BR/2BA, 2nd floor, top unit. $VOO/mo.
Ponte Vedra By Sea PV 4BR/3BA, home 3BR/2BA. Newer 3rd floor condo, porch, 2BR/2BA, ground floor w/garage. $1150/mo.
Shas living, dining and great room, 3 car elevator, preserve views, amenities, carport. 3BR/2BA, 2nd floor, top/end unit. $1300/mo. ,
Garage, screened porch. $2750/mo. $1025/mo. Furnished Condo
0 Azalea Point- PV 5BR/3BA, large two story Sail Cove Town Center Gate Pkwy 2BR/
home w/sunroom, great water views, club 2BA. ground floor condo, private garage, awgrass PV 4BR/4.5BA, 2 story home,
pool, tennis. $2700/mo. screened porch, amenities. $1150/mo. screened in pool, golf course views, game room.
Summerfield PV 3BR/2BA, spacious Wolf Creek Hodges $3500/mo.
Some in walking distance to schools & bch, Newer townhouse w/ wooded preserve Ocean Grande SPY 3BR/3BA, 2nd floor -
0 patio, 2 car garage. $2200/mo.. views, amenities, screened porch. luxury condo, garage, tile floors, elevators,
2BR12.5BA. $1100/mo. screened porch. $3200/mo.
Ponte Vedrea Shores Vilano 4BR/4BA, 2BR/2.5BA. End unit. $1150/mo. he nd floor condo ,
newer 3 story townhouse, tile floors, attached villages of Palo San Pablo y P2BR/2BA, ground floor condo,
garage, ocean views. $2000/mo. home has screened lanai, fenced backyardfireplace, garage, east ofA1A. $1500/mo.
SSandy Oaks PV 3BR/2BA, home w/wood vaulted ceilings, fireplace. $1700/mo.
deck, hardwood floors, 2 car garage, Unfurnished Condos
cathedral ceilings. $1500/mo. rand Cy V s RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate
Oakbridge PV 3BR/2BA, home interior/ BR t oo /c dral c s, Property Management
.. .. ,2BR/2BA. third floor w/cathedral ceilings,. 4\
exterior recently remodeled, comm. pool, screened porch, amenities. $925/mo (800)299-5616 (904)285-5640 5
I fireplace, garage. $1500/mo.
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PV TH, The Fountains, 2/1.5, 1500sf,
newly decorated. $950/mo. +dep. Gentry
Properties, 285-7236 or 233-8726.
01 ) ATLANTIC Beach, 1BR apartment.
Steps to ocean. 354 4th St. $750/mo. +de-
posit. Available by 8/10 No pets. 246-
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA duplex, CH&A,
fireplace, private, $950/mo. with security
and good references. Small pet OK. Call
743-4318 after 5pm. Available 8/1/07.
S750/mo. +deposit, 241-1268.

1-1/2 -BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave.
South, 1BR/1BA. $600/mo. (904)891-
NEPTUNE BCH, 1 house off the ocean
with great ocean views, Ig 1BR/1.5BA,
screened porch $1050/mo. No pets.
LARGE 1 bedroom. Excellent location. 2
blocks to ocean. Very clean. No Pets.
S675/mo. 642-1214 and 241-1219.
JAX BEACHFRONT 2BR condo, no lease,
pet negotiable, $1350/mo., avail. 9/1.

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2BR/2BA new luxury condo in Oceans
Edge- Jax Beach. Pool clubhouse, gran-
ite, stainless. W/D, tile throughout. Credit
check+ deposit. No dogs. No smoke.
$1500/mo. 241-5564.
1.5 blocks to ocean, studio, 1 & 2BR apts.
Pool & laundry room, $590/mo. & up.
241-2781 or 237-0552.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 4th St., 5 minutes to
ocean and town center, 2BR/1BA, CH&A,
recently refurbished. Pets negotiable.
$1100/mo. (904)724-2680, (904)246-
4293, (904)613-4021, (904)704-5044.
OLD ATLANTIC Beach, 1/1 studio, 1.5
blocks to beach! Charming. W/D, utilities
included. No smokers; pets considered. 7
month lease.$850 furnished, $800 unfur-
nished 233-4205.
CH&A, f/p, WDHU, dishwasher, $785/mo.,
JAX BCH- 116 13th Ave N., downstairs,
1/2 blk to bch, 2BR/1BA, CH&A, W/D.
$995/mo, +dep. Avail Sept., '07.
1 bedroom poolside on scenic canal.
$225/wk. includes cable, utilities. Available
now. (904)349-6083.
Fenced yard, CH/A. 1188 Songbird Ln.
$790/mo. $700/dep. 280-2728 Iv msg.

3BR 2.5BA, 1 blk to Fletcher, 3 blks to
ocean, $1500/mo. 477-3066.
rage! Convenient to schools, shopping &
beach! S1150/mo. All South Realty,
JAX BEACH, 3BR/1BA, 1103 14th Ave N.,
granite counter tops, berber & tile through-
out, laundry room, CH&A, appliances.
Contact (904)237-3756.
ARLINGTON, 3/2, CH&A, 912 Middleton
Rd., $1100/mo. Call John, 472-3070.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/1.5BA, wood floors,
WDHU, fenced yd. $1200/mo.
+S1000/dep. NO PETS. 1316 Pinewood
Rd. 655-5227.
PONTE VEDRA Beach, Sawgrass,
TPC, 3BR/2BA, fence, fireplace,
washer/dryer, garage, pets OK. Lawn care
included, $1400/mo. (678)488-4595,
W'BEACHES, 3/2, LR/ DR combo,
fireplace, ElK, split BR's, patio, cathedral
ceilings. $1100/mo. TDO Mgmt. Svc.
3BR/2.5BA, 1/2 blk to beach access, s/s
refrigerator and DW, W/D, microwave,
fireplace, CH&A, 3 car parking, decks on
all stories, $1750/mo. 673-7863.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, 1480sf.,
$1400/mo. +deposit, Call (904)521-6115.
3/2/2 ICW, good living, great room, fire-
place, tile, carpet, WDHU, large screened
lanai, close to shopping and Mayport,
$1200/mo. credit check. (904)247-7118.

PONTE VEDRA, 2BR/.2BA condo, East of PVB, SAWMILL Lakes, 4BR/3BA cul-de-
A1A! $1000/mo. All South Realty, sac lot, on lake, 2 car garage, $1800/mo.
241-4141. includes lawn care. (904)477-1242.

Townhouse, steps to Town Center, clean
and move in ready, balcony, 2BR, WDHU,
fenced yard, great parking. $1050/mo.
101 16th Ave. So., Jax Beach, upper
apartment, 2BR/1 BA. No dogs. $1025/mo.
Broker/ owner, 249-8766.
2BR/2BA condo w/club pool, just steps to
beach! $1100/mo. All South Realty, 241-
CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St.. $795-
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730.

One Bedrooms
Starting at S620
Two Bedrooms
Starting at $755

Senior Discount
Pets are welcome
Washer/Dryer Connections
Water & Pest Control
2130 Mayport Road. Atlantic Beach


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+ 2BR/2BA, Mayport Landing $725-
$800/mo. Close to base.
+ 2BR/1BA, H, 250 Jasmine St., big
private lot, new carpet, W/D. $950/mo.
+ 3BR/2BA, Mayport. $825/mo.
+ 2BR/1BA, C, QuadlCt. $750/mo.

Neptune Beach
+ 2/1 Apt. Oceanviews, water included
1/1 Apt. across from ocean, water/elect.
included. $900/mo.
+ 1/1 Apt. I block to beach. Bottom
Unit. $800/mo.

Jax Bch
+, 2/1 Apt. walk to beach, patio in
back- $825/mo
Ponte Vedra Bch
+ 2/1 Apt.- 1 block to ocean, new tile/
carpet. $825/mo
Call us for
Professional Property Management
Call 249-2322

OLD PV, 4BR/2BA, 3 lots from ocean,
2400 sf, WBFP, $1950/mo., 220-6244.
3BR/ 2.5BA 2700sf, fireplace, 1535 Selva
Marina Dr. 3 blks to ocean, across from
Selva Marina Country Club. Pets ok,
$2250/ mo. 838-6333. Avail 7/1.
NEPTUNE BCH, 3BR/2BA, 2 car garage,
all brick, large fenced yard, 5 blks to
beach, $1500/mo. 422-7424.
3BR 1BA, kit., LR, laundry room, CH/A,
WDHU, tile, carpet, carport, $950/mo,
$800/dep., no pets. 848 Bonita Rd., Atl
Bch. 241-2624.
PONTE VEDRA- 3BR/2BA home w/large
backyard! Near recreation area!
$1050/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
PVB/ SOLANO Cay 3BR/2.5BA,new tile
carpet, A/C. Available now. $1399/mo.
JAX BEACH, 3/2 LR/DR, wood floors
throughout, garage, fenced back yard,
$1200/mo., TDO Mgmt. Svc., 246-1125.
4BR/2.5BA, over 1700sf., blocks to beach,
walk to park. $1850/mo. Signature Realty
KERNAN, 4/2 w/ frplc., DR, Ig master,
2 car garage., $1400/mo. W/D included,
1004 North 7th St. $1150/mo. +dep.
(904)249-3214, (904)945-3303.
JAX BEACH, charming bungalow, 1 block
to beach access, 3BR/1BA, CH&A, ga-
rage w/utility room/ shower, WDHU. Cor-
ner lot, fenced backyard. 1yr. lease. No
pets. $1350/mo. (813)486-9418.
NEPTUNE BCH 116 Lora St., large
3BR/2BA, 1/2 block to ocean. Deck, no
dogs $2500/mo. 463-0222 or 465-2653.
JAX BCH, 3/1.5 SFH, LR, DR, den, kitch-
en, large fenced yard. $1200/mo. TDO
Mgmt. Svc. 246-1125.
4/4 townhouse, 2800sf. +garage, South
PV area, private beach access. Best rent-
al value $1799/mo. (904)343-0089.
AVAILABLE NOW. Courtney Woods,
2BR/2BA, refrigerator, W/D included. No
cats. 403-3831.
PVB, 4BR/3BA, 2900sf., 1.75ac. Guana
Refuge. $2300/mo. (904)273-0527.

3BR/ 1BA, w/garage, tile floors, large
yard, covered patio, remodeled kitchen.
Quiet street, close to neighborhood
schools, park and beach. 1120 S. 8th St.
JB $1300/mo. +dep. 343-7264.
4/3/2, 2310sqft., lake view, vaulted ceiling,
fireplace. Like new, 4 years old; upscale-
community, 2 pools, tennis, soccer, club
house, family park. Next to Mayo Clinic/
JTB; minutes to beach. $1795/mo., availa-
ble now. (904)349-3434.
N. JAX Beach- 3BR/1BA, just 5 blocks to
ocean! Equipped kit & more! $1150/mo.
All South Realty, 241-4141.
CLASSIC BEACH home, two stories, 4/2,
east of A1A. Walk to beach! Yard & pest
services. $2000/mo., 139 37th Ave. So.,
Jax Beach. Call 246-0423.
ATLANTIC BCH, 302 Magnolia. 2200sf,
5BR 3BA, hardwood floors, carpet, jacuzzi
tub, all appliances, 2car gar. Avail. late
August. $2175/mo. (904)759-0267.
1 block from beach, 3BR/2.5BA, 3 story,
hardwood floors, stainless steel applian-
ces. $2100/mo. (904)874-7823.
125 Bluefish Ave. 3/2 home, garage,
fenced, $1200/mo.
includes lawn service,
security deposit equal 1/2 month.
Broker/ Owner, 249-8766
ICW, ATLANTIC and Girven, new
4BR/2BA. $1375/mo. +$1375/dep. No
Pets. (904)813-1200.
3/2, CORNER lot, 1699 Ponderosa Pine.
Dr. W. $1000/mo. 992-2249 or 651-7177.

cluded, HOA does lawn, $1200/mo.,
Heather (904)477-9783.
SOUTH JAX Beach, 3/1.5, carport. Large
lot; 7 blocks to beach, $1200/mo. +secuti-
ry, +references. (904)249-4324. .
like new, completely remodeled! Bike to
beach & park. $1275/mo. 247-4527.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2 blks to beach,
3BR/2BA, new paint, carpet, hardwood
-floors, refrigerator with icemaker, micro-
wave. W/D, 2 car garage, lawn service,
$1675/mo (513)300-2762.
dra Beach w/elevator, beautiful ocean
views. 4BR/4BA, 2800sf, garage. Private
beach access. Available 9/1. $2500/mo.
furnished/ $2300/mo. unfurnished. Call
ATL BCH, 2BR/1.5BA Townhouse,
WDHU, no pets, no smoking $875/mo,
1374 Main St. 571-2719.
Jax Bch, 3/3 w/ pool, like new, $2000/mo.
w/ down payment. 535-4047.
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ATLANTIC BCH like new luxury pool
home. 4BR/3BA, 3000sf, listen to the
ocean and walk to the beach from this qui-
et neighborhood. Will consider lease/
lease purchase or 100% financing.
$3750/mo., 514-1090.

S. JAX Bch, 3BR/1.5BA, tile, spacious LR,
Ig fenced yard, walk to all, $1100/mo. Pets
negotiable w/deposit. 27 Millie Drive. Call
904-797-2421 or
PONTE VERDA, 3BR/2BA, $1500/mo.,
Community, 3BR/2BA, CH&A,' gated
community. $1300/mo. Call John
ATLANTIC BEACH, Plaza Dr., 3/2 +FR
W/D, all appliances. Recently remodeled.
No pets. No smoking. Year lease,
$1300/mo. 242-4849.
ATLANTIC BEACH home, 3BR/2BA w/ga-
rage, $1295/mo. Call 655-2207. Visit
NEPTUNE BCH, Summer Sands, 2BR
2BA townhome. $1175/mo. 655-5990.
4-BLOCKS TO Ocean. 1BR/1BA, all tile.
$699/mo.+ deposit. 405 Lower 8th Ave.
South. 534-2120.
SUMMER SANDS, 3/2.5, downstairs mas-
ter, 2 car garage, screened back lanai with
hot tub, new paint, immaculate. $1400/mo.
+$1200/sec. (904)779-5331.
house flat. Large kitchen/ appliances, ce-
ramic tile. Lots of closets. Close to Beach-
es/ Mayport. 66 West 5th St., $1050/mo,
AA-1 -ARBOR, 3/1, available 9/1.
$975/mo. +security, 241-8003.

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The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader

Classified 5

JAX BEACH, 3 bedrooms, newly remod-
eled. 14th Ave. S., hot tub. $1275/mo.
JAX BEACH, very nice 2BR house at
1640 7th St. No., 1 year lease. No pets.
Credit check; available now. $975/mo.
3BR/2BA; 6 ft at low tide; recent remod-
eled. New AC & ducts. Awesome views,
big yard. $2000/mo., 246-1868.

PVB, 2BR/2BA, like new 2nd floor comer,
golf view. Great location, near beach &
shopping. $975/mo. +deposit. (904)466-

OCEAN'S EDGE condo, 2/2, pooV lagoon
view, new $1450/mo, $1000 deposit. No
pets, no smoking. Call 234-3130. For
Lease or Sale
PONTE VEDRA Summerhouse. New
2BR/2BA. 5 star amenities. Great location!
Bottom floor unit. $990/mo. +deposit. 838-
PVB, 2BR/2BA, gated, fireplace, ground
floor, $995/mo., 864-2440.
PONTE VEDRA Beach, walk to beach;
gated community, 2/2 unfurnished condo
east of AIA, $1300/mo, $1000/deposit.
Brand new everything. Available early
.Sept. Danny, 710-9649.
OCEANFRONT, N. Jax Beach, luxury,
2BR/2BA, garage. $2500/mo. Call

JAX BEACHFRONT 2BR condo, no lease, 2BR2BA CONDO located East of AA in
et negotiable, $1350/mo., avail. 9/1. Ponte Vedra Beach. 5-Star Community!
673-1550. $1350/mo., avail. $1325/mo. Available 7/20. (904)463-0524.

PV BCH, 2BR/2BA, gated, luxury condo in
great loc. Pool/ clubhse/ fitness ctr, W/D
ncl., storage area,, 2nd fir. $950/mo. Call
285-5064 after 5pm.
ARLINGTON, LARGE 2BR/2BA, first floor,
all new appliances and cabinets; pool ex-
ercise room, meeting room; $950/mo.
Possible rent to own. Steve, 553-9890.
ESPLANADE, BRAND new 2/2 inside
St. Johns Town Centerl 2nd floor, up-
grades galore; covered, secured parking,
gated community, concrete construction.
$1250/mo. No pets. Call Julie
PONTE VEDRA Bch, 3/2 w/ garage, spa-
cious, new tile, paint and blinds, ground
floor, end unit, screened lanai, fireplace,
ceiling fans, all amenities, 1 mile to beach,
$1350/mo. Must see! 904-273-8923 or
2/2 SPLIT, W/D. JTB & Hodges.
$1055/mo. (904)249-4324.
PV BCH Cranes Lake, 2/2, lakefront, new
A/C, FP, vaulted ceilings, sunroom, pool,
tennis, racquet ball, security system, W/D
included, $1250/mo +dep. (904)994-5824.
do. 1BR/1BA, extremely clean unit. 3rd
floor, very private w/large lanai. Fully fur-
nished (new interiors as of 2006). Washer
& dryer/ Appliances included. Vaulted ceil-
ings. Storage closet. Access to all club-
house amenities. $1000/mo. For more in-
formation, please contact David at
ICW WEST, 2BR/1BA, W/D. Brand new
kitchen. Pool, work out room. $950/mo.
+deposit, 728-0393.
PVB, 1BR/1BA. Elegantly fumished. Steps
to Ocean. Garage, $1750/mo. 708-4022.
Ocean 14. No pets, lyr. lease. $1500/mo..
CONDO 2BR/2BA, 1 block' to beach,
washer/ dryer included, $1250/mo. Call
Andrew Cummings, (904)874-7823.
PONTE VEDRA, 2BR/2.5BA condo, FP,
new carpet, W/D, pool, etc. 1092 Sea-
hawk Dr. N. $900/mo. incl. water & sewer,
lyr lease. No pets, 221-6037.

PONTE VEDRA Beach, 2BR/2BA +bonus
room on water, fireplace, freshly painted,
new kitchen floor & counters; community
pool, tennis court. Available Immediately.
$1100/mo., 285-8724.
PVB, 2BR/1.5BA TH Very clean & nice.
$895/mo. Avail now. (904)333-3844.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/2BA, 3rd floor, 2 blocks
from beach, $1200/mo., 504-5353.
PVB LARGEST 2BR/2BA in Grand Cay
Villas; garage, fireplace, office area w/
desk; mounted flat TV, screened porch, 2
full storage rooms; 2nd floor easy access,
private comer unit. No pets. References,
$1250/mo. +security 540-0751.
oceanfront condo. Living room and Master
Bedroom overlooking ocean w/balcony.
Front balcony overlooks Jacksonville sky-
line. Fully furnished, great amenities in-
cluding covered parking, pool, hot tub,
tennis and sandy beach. For more details
call 398-9080 x211.
PVB OCEAN Links- Unit #921. 3BR/2BA
w/garage. Ceramic tile in living/ dining/
kitchen areas. 2nd floor, end unit.
$1300/mo. Ocean Breeze Management
eled 2nd floor duplex, unfurnished, 100 ft.
from ocean. Pool, CH&A, WDHU. No pets,
1 parking space. $1099/mo. Please call

ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/2BA, 1/2 block
to ocean, furnished, $1450/mo. +utilities.
Pool. Long-term. 247-1049.
JARDIN DE Mer $1050/mo. 3BR/2BA,
1500sf. No smoking. $300 small pet de-
posit. (904)710-3946.
INTRACOASTAL WEST- new waterfront
3/3, gated, 2000sf, granite, S/S applian-
ces, pool, garage. $1895/mo. 273-0125.
CLEAN 1/1 condo in Ponte Vedra at
Belleza. $850/mo. Includes washer/ dryer.
New carpet and just painted! Cal.

3 Blocks to Beach
Gated Community-
St. John's County Schools
*1 BR TH w/ Ig upstairs BR $975
1 BR FP W/D vaulted ceiling,
end unit w/ private entry $1025
*2BR TH w/vaulted ceiling, FP,
screened lanai $1250
*3BR TH w/vaulted ceiling, FP,
screened lanai $1700
9*1BR TH w/Large Upstairs
Bedroom $975
Privately Owned
Heaxed Pol, 24-Hour Fitness
Center Free Beach Shuttle B more'
Call Suncoast
Management Today
(904) 285-4840

2/1, SINGLE wide, front kitchen, applian-
ces, W/D included. Quiet beaches park.
$730/mo +1 month deposit. Lot rent is in-
cluded, 483-1725, 247-1135.

4BR/4BA, weekly, monthly, yearly. Call
JAX BEACH, 2BR/2BA, fully fumished,
true ocean view. $895/wk. 3rd floor.


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homes, $500/mo. each. 306-6369. Refs. Exp'd. 249-2015.


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WAREHOUSE FOR lease, 1375sqft, with
small office and bathroom. Air conditioned
$13.65/sqft.+ CAM approx. $2100/mo.
South Jax Beach, 241-1880.
North Beach Center, 725 Atlantic Blvd.,
Atl. Bch. Warehouse, Office & Retail,
Spaces for lease. 3 bays available.
Desirable location at the beaches.

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FREE TO good home: 2 older dogs, 7yrs.,
yellow lab, beagle, both female/ spayed.
All shots current (moving). Very loving.

gray/white, free to good home. Approx.
3mo. old, spayed, rabies shot. 246-8465.

FREE CATS and Kittens to approved
homes. Call 242-0224.
PET SITTING, in your home. Dog walking.
Responsible, mature. Call Kitty, 874-6062.

MINI SCHNAUZER, male, 9mo., beautiful
black and silver. $300. 434-9095.
champion bloodline; bik/tan; tails/dc, POP,
2 PARAKEETS, including cage and
food, $50. (904)246-5070.
2 PARAKEETS, including cage and
food, $50. (904)246-5070.
2 YR. old, Lemon & white male'Bassett
Hound w/papers. Needs good home.
$400. 334-0828 Iv. msg.
AUSTRALIAN BLUE Heelers, bom May
19th, $150 Make great frisbee dogs.
Call Karen 742-3315 Iv. msg.

FOUND DOG, small brown & white fe-
male; Unice Rd. area. Call to identify,
HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
dogs. 246-3600.

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

Uncontested divorce papers- Without Kids
(while you wait) With kids (a little longer)
$95- $180. Since 1981/ By appt. only

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PVB CONDO 3/2.5, 1800+ sq ft, commun- S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean-
ity pool/ tennis, $1375/mo. 887-6288. front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267.
wwwn rentiackonnvillebeach onm

BEAUTIFUL GROUND floor condo in
Grand Cay VillasI 2/2, 1100sf., W/D in-
cluded, $1075/mo. 2/2.5 Townhouse in
Sea Hawk, 1050sf., $1050/mo. New ev-
erything. Available late August! Realty Ex-
ecutives Ponte Vedra, 904-249-7676,
press 2.
PVB 1BR/1BA, fireplace, all appliances,
many upgrades, $850/mo, +sec.

1BR/1BA, Palms at Marsh Landing. Gat-
ed, 2nd Fl, W/D, all amenities, plenty of
storage. Close to beaches. Non-smoker
only. Unfurnished/ Furnished $850/
$1000/mo., 12 mo. lease. 904-386-8898.

nished homes & condos! From $700 per
week! All South Realty, 241-4141.
nished, pool, balcony, quiet; $975/mo in-
cluding utilities. Avail September & Octo-
ber. 246-4931 or 233-4752.

ROOMMATE FOR 3BR/2BA house, 6th
Ave., Jax Beach, W/D, $600/mo includes
utilities & cable, 891-8277.
JAX BEACH, near park, pets ok,
$500/mo,, utilities included. 241-4403.
ATLANTIC BCH responsible roommate to
share house, non-smoking, private bath,
$550/mo. 728-0393.
3BR/2BA FURNISHED townhouse; marsh
views in Mayport Landing, $400/mo. in-
cludes utilities. References and lease re-
quired, 247-8916.
ROOMMATE FOR 3BR/2BA, w/pool, Jax
Beach. $600/mo +deposit, includes utilit-
ies (904)249-1890.

JAX BEACH, bedroom upstairs with pri-
vate bath. $550/mo. Walk to beach.
JAX BEACH No. room for rent, $400/mo.,
NICE HOUSE, close to beach; $150/wk.
Clean background required. 568-8700.
ROOM TO rent in Nep. Bch home w/ Pool.
ROOM TO rent $575/mo. plus dep. 2
blocks to ocean, 521-8473.
PRIVATE ENTRANCE, semi-fumished,
utilities included, cable, 1 blockto beach,
$500/mo., 994-0189.

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only. Call 285-0615.
Everyone knows they should have a home
inventory in case of disaster, yet few take
the time to do one. Call 1-877-437-0507
ext. 110 to listen to a recorded message
on how we can give you peace of mind in
your time of emergency.

PADGETT'S A/C & Heating, Inc. Family
owned and operated. When quality arid
customer service are demanded call
Free Estimates on replacements. License
CAC1814887. Credit cards accepted.

vinyl installation & repairs. Call for free es-
timate, 718-0643.

Will make it look like new! 223-0591.
tasha. Has 1 opening available. 563-7858.
I DON'T cut comers, I clean them. For
reasonable fees, call Betty Lees.

experience. Licensed, insured, & bonded.
Move outs welcome. Satisfaction guaran-
teed. Call 446-6111, free estimate. Now
excepting new clients.
QUEEN OF all CLEANING, master of
none! I want your business! Call Rachel
after 4pm 241-7909.
BEACHES CLEANING. Residential, Com-
mercial; Move-in/ Move-out and Construc-
tion Cleaning.. Weekly, Bi-weekly or
Monthly services provided. Call for free
estimate. 718-5471.
$30 OFF third. cleaning. PJ's Cleaning
Service. Weekly, bi-weekly, & move outs.
Honest & dependable. For reasonable
rates, call PJ, 654-5720.

WOOD Fence Installation. 35yrs Experi-
ence. Mick Outdoor Enterprises.
241-7276, 838-9599.

Suit proof, safe, competitive interest rates,
avoids probate. Call Mr. Holmes,

applications, house calls, training, repairs,
upgrades, websites, graphics Free phone
tech. 904-249-3034 or email:

MOW, EDGE, Blow, Clean-ups, also
Mulching, Sodding, Landscaping. Most
yards $30. Call Lee 379-5651, 881-3455.
IRRIGATION AND Landscape Installa-
tions and Repair. Free Quotes, Ask For
Scott. (904)303-3779.
WINSOR LAWN Service, Inc. Competitive
rates. Call Alan. 237-5301.
Clean up, trimming, landscape, irrigation.
Cheapest prices. 242-2546, 568-6067.
ENDLESS SUMMER Lawncare. Free esti-
mates. Professional customer service.
Mowing, edging, weeding, trimming- trees,
shrubs. Licensed & insured. Residential &
commercial. CALL US FIRST! 270-2664.
Total Lawn Maintenance. Clean-ups, Sod-
ding, Mulching, Re-planting. Free esti-
mates. 247-3344.
Dependable Quality Service. Reasonable
rates. 821-0737.
Complete landscaping and lawn mainte-
nance service. Contact Patrick, 229-6388.
lawns. Free estimates. 246-0967.
$20K OBO. Make $60,000+ annual in-
come. Call for details. 904-465-0624.
Equipment also available.

CHEAP MOE'S! Complete lawn service.
Most yards only $25. (904)422-0593.
clean up, mowing, mulching, free esti-
mates, 285-2952.

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Safe roof cleaning. Deck & fence
restoration. Pressure washing. Licensed &
Insured. Call Kevin 994-0045.
Residential/ commercial.
Free estimates, 707-8630.

free estimates, work guaranteed, licensed.

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pressure washing, drywall, texture, wall knotch work guaranteed. Competitive pric-
coverings. Licensed, insured, references, ing. Painting, trim, carpentry, wood repair,
25 years experience. (904)403-7389. pressure washing. Licensed/ Insured. Free estimates. 861-950p.


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Licensed / Insured
"Renovations & Modernization" Ph 904.697.7027
License #CPC1457475 Fax 904.246.6093


Seamless Gutters Installed

Veriety of Colors in 5", 6" & 7"

Fast Dependable Service




HOME PAINTING inside & out. 30 years
experience & quality work. Call Mike
Williams, 285-2651.

REMODELING, Start to Finish. Licensed/
Insured. Call Tony (904)221-6586.



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UUALIIT nuOMi Hn AIH: raimting,
Wood Repair, Trim, Crown Moulding,
Pressure Washing, Flooring and more.
17yrs. experience. Licensed/ Insured.


Specializing in kitchens, cabinets, bath-
rooms, tile, doors, windows, rotted wood,
termite damage, roof leaks, drywall,
decks, etc. Honest, top quality work-

All fields of construction. Remodeling,
Fences, Decks, Painting, & more! 25
years experience. Licensed/ Insured. No
job to small! Free Estimates. 703-2054,
Moved, cleaned, hammered, sawn, paint-
ed, lit, flushed, drained, or repaired. Call
us 228-9241.
home repairs,painting & dump runs. We
respond. 904-631-2741 or 904-687- 4419.
dependable for quality repairs, service
calls, paintirig, improvements and miscel-
laneous jobs. DAVE. 246-6628.

5th year anniversary special. Will beat any
written estimate, next 7 days.
904-755-7403. CCC1326983.
Leak Repairs, ReRoofs, Flat roofs,
Skylights, Vents, Rottenwood,
Flat Roof Restoration, mobile homes,
storm damage, maintenance,
Inspections. 29 yrs Exp.
State Lic #ccc057937, 904-221-5981.

ROOF REPAIRS & Re-Roofing. Trust a li-
censed professional. See our ad. under
Remodeling/Construction. State Certified
Roofer #CCC1325888. Member BBB

mlng/ stump grinding. Tree removal/
storm clean up. All debris removal/ fire-
wood. (904)646-9896 (904)497-6700
Quality work at reasonable rates. Stump
grinding. Since 1986.

iLE SfTYLE!- + years exp.
Custom designs to enhance your home or
office. Lic! Ins. Keith 298-5871.
Wood, Carpet & Vinyl Flooring. Installation
& repairs. Free estimates (904)233-9683.
Quality ceramic tile, marble & stone instal-
lation. Minor repairs to custom design.
Lic & insured #ST6783. (904)826-1881.

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

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Notice is hereby given that a regular meet-
ing of the City Council of the City of Nep-
tune Beach, Florida, will be held on Mon-
day, August 6, 2007, at 6:00 p.m., in the
City Hall Council Chambers, 116 First
Street, Neptune Beach, Florida.
If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the City Council 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
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Flori-
da Statute, persons with disabilities need-
ing special accommodation to participate
in this meeting should contact the City
Clerk's Office no later than 5:00 P.M., the
day of the meeting.
Lisa Volpe, CMC
City Clerk
BL 8/3/07
The following vehicles will be auctioned
off, as is, for the'wrecker and storage
charges held against them.
1993 LINCOLN 1LNLM82WXPY631542
1992 BUICK 1G4AG54NXN6452878
1989 DODGE 1B7GL26X1KS045090
1996 OLDS 1 G3HN52K4T4804816
1984 FORD 1FTCR10S8EUC52279
1985 DODGE 1B7HD24T9FS577906
1996 NISSAN 3N1AB41D4TL022889
1994 DODGE 2B6HB21YXRK116254
1989 FORD 1FABP52U1KA128039
1992 CHEVROLET 1G1FP21E9K137783
Will be auctioned off on August 15, 2007,
9:00 am, at 2532 N. Edgewood Avenue,
Jacksonville, FL 32254.
BL 8/3/07

The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader

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August 3, 2007

All levels, styles & ages. Will come to your
home. Piano Tuning also available.
241-4954, 655-3300.
VOICE LESSONS by classically trailed in-
structor. Call 207-0939 and leave mes-
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
NEED A Math Tutor? I tutor up through
Algebra I. Lyn Broderick, 247-8609.
OPUS I Teacher, trained by Opus I au-
thor. No rote memorization, a few rules to
play and improvise easily. 536-2418

BUSY ANIMAL hospital looking for part
time receptionist, experience helpful but
not required. Apply in person @ Atlantic
East Pet Center, 519 Atlantic Blvd, Atlan-
tic Beach .
Long established, growing Real Estate of-
fice now hiring administrative assistants.
This position requires excellent organiza-
tional skills. Candidate must be customer-
oriented and possess excellent phone
skills. Must have computer knowledge and
possess excellent attention to detail. We
offer fast-paced environment, as well as,
competitive salary. Fax resume to
immediate opening (Aug 07) P/T Teaching
Assistant in toddler classroom. M-F, 8am-
1pm. Good hourly wage. AA degree re-
quired. Must enjoy children, send resume
to or call 247-4577.
PAINTER WANTED: Very minor rust re-
pair and repainting wanted on 1967 Cadil-
lac. Beach area location preferred.
WAITSTAFF NEEDED, breakfast & lunch,
weekends a must. 241-1985.
MOVING COMPANY needs office/ sales
assistant (M/W/F, 9am-6pm) $8-10/hr. En-
ergetic, non-smoker w/computer & sales
experience preferred (904)247-6683.
PART TIME Data Entry. M-F 2pm-7pm
position. 30 year old consulting company
located at Hodges Blvd. and JTB is seek-
ing an individual to fill their Data Entry po-'
sition. Reliability a must! Basic comput-
er skills are required, knowledge of Word
& Outlook necessary. Must be able to ac-
curately input customer information into a
computerized database system. Experi-
ence in answering a multi-line telephone
system is desired. $7.50-$8:00. Please
email your resume to email@ balescompa- or Fax to 421-2100.

P/T Kennel technician. Apply at Animal
Medical Clinic, 8000 Sawgrass Village
Circle, Ponte Vedra Beach, 273-9560.
dergarten Music Teacher, 3 hours on Fri-
days. Kindermusic Certified a plus. Call
247-4577 or e-mail to clane@
Part-time Ponte Vedra AR clerk position.
Must have AR experience to include col-
lections. Requires fast learner and well or-
ganized. Email resume to: EOE
Bookkeeper/ Financial Analyst at beaches
location. Expert in Qu.ickBooks. and Excel.
Flexible hours. Apply at 830 S. 3rd Street,
Suite 101, Jax Beach, or send resume to
Now hiring part/time Food Expeditor and
AM & PM Banquet Servers. Apply in per-
son Tuesday- Saturday. Call 285-6514 for
directions. Drug test/ EOE.
Staff. Responsibilities will include answer-
ing phones, scheduling appointments and
marketing. Written and verbal communica-
tion.skills and computer knowledge are re-
quired. Please fax resume and references
to (904)246-3778. No phone calls please.
NANNY NEEDED, 7am-lpm, M-F. Please
call 221-8520.

HELP WANTED classifications in this
newspaper are intended to announce gen-
uine current job openings. No fees may. be
charged to the prospective employee. Ads
for self-employment or business opportu-
nities appear under the Business Opportu-
nities category. Ads which may require
payment of fees for employment informa-
tion, guidance or training may appear un-
der Job Service.. Should any Help Wanted
advertiser ask for a fee or if the advertiser
is offering a product or service rather than.
a job opening, please notify The Beaches
Leader, 249-9033.
Coordinator (P-T) wanted to plan, organ-
ize and coordinate a new morning con-
temporary worship service at Community
Presbyterian Church. Experience in di-
recting Christian contemporary worship
and strong organizational, planning and
interpersonal skills a must. Email resume
to: or fax
to 246-1522.
OUTBOUND SALES Reps., Atlantic Blvd.
near Regency Square.19.5hr./wk.,
$8/hourly + bonuses. 371-4153, www.
MEDICAL OFFICE help for 20 hours a
week. Responsible for administrative sup-
port for day to day office activities. Profi-
cient in transcription, telephone, and- PC
skills.' Please forward resume to:

Looking for a career? Stylists, Barbers,&
Nail Techs needed. Great incentives
w/progression Call Diane at 525-2164 for
more details. EOE.

Fastest growing travel agency in the world
seeks Independent Travel Agents. Earn
60% commissions plus bonuses. Profit-
24-7-365, with your very own internet trav-
el company. We are a publicly traded
company and well known worldwide. A
free training session will be held August 7,
2007 from 7:00-8:00 pm. The first 20 peo-
ple will receive a free 3 day/ 2 night mini-
vacation as an introduction to your new
career. Seats are limited so make your
reservation today. Call: Lisa Gufford -
(904)343-0633 or Randy Fontenot
(904)610-9690. "

CSR NEEDED for fast growing insurance
agency. 440 license required. Bonus and
incentives for the right person. Please
send resume to or
call 333-4641.
HOME IMPROVEMENT repairs. Need re-
liable person M-F, must have tools and
will train. Some experience helpful. Call
241-4620. Apply at 965 11th Ave. South
Jax Beach.
Full-time in our Home Health Department
at a premier retirement community. Strong
organizational abilities, verbal and written
communications skills, and the ability to
handle multiple tasks simultaneously are a
must for applicants. Prior home health ex-
perience is preferred. Excellent environ-
ment, management team, and benefits.
Applications available at Fleet Landing
Security Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-9447;
email to: EOE/
Drug-Free Workplace.
OFFICE ASSISTANT wanted, seafood ex-
perience preferred. Apply in person only
after 2pm. C&C Fisheries, 36 West 6th
St., Atl. Bch.
VET TECHNICIAN full-time, experienced.
Start immediately. Apply at Animal Medi-
cal Clinic, 8000 Sawgrass Village Circle,
Ponte Vedra Beach, 273-9560.
FULL/ PART time Reception help wanted
for small electrical business at the beach.
Prefer construction background. Must
have computer knowledge. Please fax re-
sume to: 904-249-4396 or e-mail to bivins-
opening for Lot Attendant. Full or part time
shifts. Call 249-8282 ext. 102.
needed in beaches area for growing print
shop. Customer service, graphic artist,
sales. Fax to 241-7349. or email to
Current openings in our construction dept.
.Must have construction experience, pool
construction experience a Full-
time work w/benefits package. Must have
good driving record. Apply at Surfside
Pools, 313 Beach Blvd.,Jax Beach
246-2666 or fax resume to: 249-8801 or
TRAINERS FOR day program. Work w/
adults who have M.R./D.D. M-F, 8am-
4pm. Apply 850 6th Ave. South, Suite 500,
249-8556. EOE/DFWP
Beach, Sales. Apply within: Round Robin,
1888 S. Third, Pablo Plaza.
- Mon.-Fri.; dependability a must, attention
to detail, $10/hr., benefits provided,
beaches office. Fax resume 270-1633.

Full-time at a Premier Retirement Com-
munity Health Center. Applications avail-
able at Fleet Landing Security Gate, One
Fleet Landing Blvd.,. Atlantic Beach, FL;
Fax to (904)246-9447; e-mail to: EOE/ Drug-Free
GROWING FAST paced lawn, mainte-
nance company looking for F/T' help,

Fast growing Construction Co. having
continuous growth. Bonuses, Incentives,
Management opportunities. Must have'
own transportation & tools.'Serious inqui-
ries only. (904)241-5177 leave message.
MENT OPERATOR: Beach Private Club.
F/T, benefits, 401k. Experience preferred.
Golf privileges. DFWP. Call 246-4711.
MANUFACTURER OF baby bedding is
hiring Full and Part-time professional sew-
ers. Experience required. Please ask for
Brandy. 904-246-0687.
NEW UPSCALE salon & day spa hiring
Stylists, Estheticians, & Nail Techs.
996-9199, 868-0972.
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, send an email to:, or visit our
Drug free work environment, EOE, VP.
STYLIST WANTED, beaches area.
Great deal on booth rental or commission,
FT/PT. (904)242-2421.

INFANT ROOM Teacher & Teacher Assis-
tants, experienced preferred, benefits,
church pre-school, 249-1204.
Lawn Maintenance Helper wanted for
35hrs weekly starting at $9/hr. Must be ex-
perienced, be dependable and friendly.
Call 866-0856.

PALMS PRESCHOOL Assistant Teacher
needed for NAEYC accredited center.
Must be nurturing, energetic & someone
who truly enjoys children. Exp. preferred.
but willing to train the right person. Good
benefits & positive work environment.
EOE. 247-0983.
MAY MANAGEMENT is actively seeking
a Receptionist with impeccable integrity to
join our thriving Property Management
team. You will work as the primary contact
to greet our clients and homeowners and
assist them with customer inquiries. This
position requires the ability to work in a
fast-paced, customer service focused of-
fice environment using a multi-line phone
system. Working knowledge of Microsoft
Excel, Word, and Outlook with exceptional
typing and letter writing abilities are es-
sential. Team players with excellent com-
munication and customer service skills are
encouraged to apply. Medical/ Dental ben-
efits, Vacation, Paid Holidays. FAX re-
sumes to (904)461-6756 or email to EOE/DFWP
NATION'S PREMIER Benefit Company.
Outstanding Advance Commissions. May
work from home P/T or F/T. Call 877-815-
TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.
BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.
Fast growing Cleaning Co. having continu-
ous growth. Bonuses, Incentives, Man-
agement opportunities. New home con-
struction, apt. move-out, window cleaning,
residential cleaning. Must have own trans-
portation. Serious inquiries only. (904)241-
5177 leave message.

Dedicated Shorthaul
Avg. $683 $907/week.
85% preloaded/pretarped
CDL-A req'd 877-428-5627


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AM Breakfast Person
Night Auditor Maintenance Helper
Front Desk
F/T & P/T Positions Available
Excellent Starting Salary
Benefits include Health Ins., Paid Vacation,
Travel Discounts & Flexible Schedules
Apply in person @ 45 PGA Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra

Full-time in our Home Health Department
at a premier retirement community. Excel-
lent working environment and benefits.
Experience in geriatric care desired. Appli-
cations available at Fleet Landing Security
Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic
Beach, FL 32233. Fax to (904)246-9447;
email to: EOE/
Drug-Free Workplace.
SILK PRESSER, Ponte Vedra area, guar-
anteed hours. 285-5644.
Small Jax Bch insurance office seeking
non-smoking special person, flexible
hours, $10 per hr to start. Paid training.
No weekends. 220, 440 or personal lines
license- preferred but not required.

Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-

Taxi Drivers needed to work Beach and
Intercoastal areas, at least 23 yrs. old,
good driving record. Call 249-0360.

Sales People needed. Apply at Sea Shells
and Coral, 230 North Boardwalk.

Full time positions.
Duties include: Stage golf clubs
Set up golf range
Range ball picker
Clean clubs
We offer excellent wage and benefits.
Drug Free Workplace, EOE
Apply in person,
Tuesday Thursday, 9am-3pm
and Friday, 9am-Noon
Human Resources
101 Plantation Dr.
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
(904) 543-2994

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Strong customer service
skills and background
required. Must be very
organized, prior pool
experience Pay
according to experience,
good benefits and work
environment. Fax resume to
Blue Haven Pools & Spas

Fully insured Sitters on call 24 hours. Call
Cheryl, (321)228-5849, sunshinebabysit-
ACTIVE NANNY honest, dependable,
transportation & references. $10-$12/hr.,
any area. CPR & First Aid. P/T or F/T.
at Beaches Academy. Mon- Fri., 3hrs day
ph:246-3885, 1725 Penman Rd., Jax Bch,
FL 32250.
BOWLING FAMILY Daycare has openings
for infants & up. State certified; CPR, First
Aid, CDA Teaching Degree. Call Laura,
220-6059 or 476-4251.

LOOKING FOR work, taking care of loved
onb. 30+ years experience. Excellent ref-
erences. Blanche (904)242-0771.,

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2005 FRIGIDAIRE Washer and Dryer, FURNITURE, HOUSEHOLD, appliances,
Heavy Duty electric, white, $100 each. jewelry, clothes, artwork. 933 Gavagan
608-2579. Rd., Mayport to A1A, Saturday, 8am-1pm.
KING SIZE water bed, solid oak head- SATURDAY 8-1, 333 4th St. No early
board, liner & heater included, $300 OBO, birds!
535-9220. ALL REASONABLE offers accepted.
BED- KING mattress set, $289. Can de-. Saturday, 8am-2pm. 2009 Seminole Rd.
liver. (904)391-0015. 607-7820.

NICE UTILITY trailers 12ft. and 16ft., SATURDAY 8-1PM 407 & 408 Seaspray
31-1/2ft. mint condition, travel trailer, Call Ave. Baby fum. & misc., Iv rm fum. & de-
759-1612. cor., misc. HH items. Dir.: N. on Seminole
DI AKIT cAI P QO.m,, hi,,,,,min i Rd, right on Seaspray Ave.

FLA _Irl, uaiii-z&ipm, uoomingy ygin
ers in pinks, yellows, oranges & white
15. Varigated spiral costs $20, other as-
sorted plants starting at $2.50. Rain date
8/10,11. 17 Guano Drive Palm Valley.
seats 80. Available August 5th, $600. Call
AT&T PARTNER phone system. 5 phones
installed for $899. 249-8877.
BED- BEAUTIFUL Temp-pedic Memory
Foam mattress & boxspring, new in
plastic w/warranty. $379. Must sell.
ALMOST NEW, 2 twin Sleep Comfort ad-
justable beds, 249-3646.
SOFA- BEAUTIFUL like new micro suede,
cocoa sofa, $275. In mint condition
w/throw pillows. (904)422-6416.
6 PIECE Bedroom Set includes queen
mattress & box, new still in boxes. $499.
Can deliver. 858-9350.
18FT. ALUMINIUM Jon Boat w/trailer,
$950, 223-3853.
SEARS CRAFTSMAN lawn mower, barely
used w/bagger and mulcher $175.
GIRL'S BEDROOM SUIT. Includes bed,
dresser, nightstand.. Excellent cond..
$300. Call for Info or Pictures.
QUEEN WAVELESS Waterbed, 2- 6" ped-
estals (12 drawers), Bookcase hardboard,
pine. $200. (904)779-5331.
BOWFLEX ETREME & Gazelle Elite exer-
cise equipt., Best offer. (904)303-2480.
SAVE 50% to 70% on name brand
discount #MK36045.
SLATE POOL Table, 7-1/2' x 4', excellent
condition. $420. (904)821-0565.
end Queensize Visco Oppulence mattress
and cover, 2 drawers. New $1500, Asking
$900. Call 343-6462.
POTTERY BARN Activity/Train Table,
honey colored wood.. Brand new, still in
box. $95. Call 343-6462.

HEART. PINE, tongue & groove flooring
cut from antique Pine timbers. Installation,
stair material. FLORIDA HEARTWOOD
249-8310. Lic. ST-5903.
NICE OIL painting boy playing mandolin-
not for dealer! (904)233-2582.

WE BUY Scrap Gold for Cash! Estate and
old jewelry, Rolexes. 241-1889.
by Collector: US & Worldwide. No dealers
please. (904)716-5255..
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
This category please call 904-249-9033 or

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MOVING SALE, Saturday, 8am-2pm,
household goods, furniture, yard tools and
much more. 173 Miraloma Lane.
MOVING SALE! Saturday, 7am-3pm. Fur-
niture, Rugs, Clothes, and more. 1133
Pine Mill Lane, Sawmill Lakes.
249 Shell Bluff Ct. Furniture, electronics,
books and, more. Saturday, Aug. 4, 8am-

SUMMER TREES first annual community
yard sale/ fund raiser for Chad Pasanen.
St. Johns Bluff, between Beach & Atlantic
Blvds. to Alden Rd. Follow signs. Sat.,
8am-3pm, 11760 Wattle Tree Rd. No.,
SATURDAY, 8AM-NOON, 14405 Pelican
Bay Court. Misc. items priced to sell.

MANY 1800'S cupboards, tables,
chests, more! Blue & white china. Linens,
rugs, hummels, yard art. Big Highway-
man painting. Sterl., Jewelry, Fla. art,
Steins. 2735 South St. off Spring Park
near Beach Blvd. No's. @ home @ 8:00
am. Sale Thurs. 9-4, Fri. 9-3. Don't park
on South St. China Cat, 241-0344.
ALL REASONABLE offers accepted.
Saturday, 8am-2pm. 2009 Seminole Rd.

DEEP WATER 40' Intracoastal. Marina
Slip for rent. Intracoastal at Atlantic Blvd.
7'-9' draw & up to 16' max beam. Unlimit-
ed clearance and 24 hour access. Electric,
cable & telephone hook-up. $12/ft.
2004 COBIA 214C in mint condition with
T-Top and trailer powered by a 150hp Ya-
maha 4 stroke. Boat comes with full color
GPS, full color fishfinder, and VHF radio
as well as fresh water shower and raw wa-
ter washhdown. Boat sits 6 people' com-
fortably. Boat is in' showroom condition.
Asking $29,500. Ask for Blake at
2000 CELEBRITY 18' Bowrider.
Mercruiser, In/out, 200hp. Great for wa-
tersports or cruising. Exc. cond., garage
kept, 250 hours, custom trailer. $12K
OBO. (407)509-7660.
1994 KEYWEST boat, motor needs work,
$2500, 759-1612.
12 FOOT aluminum Starcraft' outboard
boat. Good shape, have title, $300 OBO.
Call 249-4116.
2004 KEY Largo 186.CC ,90hp Mere, Low
Hrs Trolling Motor, Magic Tilt Trailer
GPS/ depth. Exc. cond. $14,000. 861-

2006 HD Sportster custom XL, glacier
white, chromed out, windshield, hard
bags, 1370 miles w/warrenty. Call 246-

1984 SCOUT camper, 12ft, $1500. Jayco
travel trailer, only used once., $21,000.

2004 CHEVY Silverada pickup, low miles,
$12,500. 1997 Ford Box truck, 16ft:, V-10,
runs great $5000. 759-1612.

MERCEDES BENZ, '89, 300 SEL. Excel-
lent car. First $3850. 565-9919.

HUGE SALE, Saturday 8am-11am, 10540 2003 FORD Ranger extended cab, one
Hemming Rd. Jax, 32225. Furniture, owner, white, 42,000mi., PW, PL, cruise,
clothes, baby stuff. CD player. Exc. cond. $7,950. Call 838-

ANTIQUES FROM N.C.; also misc. items,
Fri., Sat., 8am 1911 Eastern Dr.,
SAT. ONLY, 7am-? Hundreds of items.
Tools, crystal, household items.. 1204 7th
St. No.
SLEIGH BED w/ trundle, dresser & ar-
meire, kit. items, dining table & chairs,
office supplies & much more. Sat. 8/4,
8-12, 39 Millie Dr., Jax Bch.

1995 TOYOTA Camry, runs great, $2000,
1996 CHEVY Monte Carlo Z-34, brand
new condition, only 64K miles, power win-
dows/ locks, 'cruise, Michelin tires, one
owner, $4600 OBO, 887-9030.
MUSTANG STEEDA, 2001, yellow con-
vertible, 97,000 miles, beautiful, below
wholesale at $9995. (904)635-9759.
1998 PONTIAC Grand Am, red, good con-
dition, $2500, 242-0042

WOMENS .JEWELRY, clothing, furniture, -
misc. kitchen items, electronics; Sat.,
Sun., 8am-noon; 21 Millie Dr. 2001 ISUZU Rodeo. Excellent condition,
S. red, hitch package, $7500, 994-2897.

SATURDAY ONLY Barn. 12 Millie rive.
CNA CERTIFIED, loving, caring, integrity. Washer dryer, workout bench, mattress/
References available. (904)568-7309. box springs and much more.

es of caregiving. Less expensive than
agencies. Compassionate, Good referen-
ces. 998-9684.
DO YOU need relief from caring for elder-
ly or sick. loved ones? I am state li-
censed, Alzheimers trained,'experienced
and great references. Call Sherry,
904-541-1214, 904-477-1036.
Providing the best caregivers with top ref
& criminal checks for meal-prep, errands,
respite care, companionship and more. Af-
fordable. Call us for a free in-home
assessment at 904-725-8222. Lic. #229886.
CARE GIVER, experienced, honest & de-
pendable; 'CPR & First Aid certified; Call
Nell 353-5390, 910-0878.

FRIEND IN NEED! Fundraiser/ Rummage
Sale to help with medical bills. Huge se-
lection. Washer, dryer, turn., hot dogs,
bake sale, something for everyone. Sat.
8-?, corner of 10th St & 13th Ave. N.

WANTED FROM private party: Chrysler
300; or low mileage Nissan, Toyota, Hon-
da, 725-3933.
1996 HONDA Accord, black, 2 door, sun-
roof, new tires, special rims. A/C, cruise
'control, 160,000 miles. Excellent running
car. $4300. (904)349-3434.

CADILLAC DEVILLE '99. Loaded, leather,
r____ _87sunroof, 60K miles, great shape! $5500.
FRI, SAT, 8am-12noon; clothing, sports 1999 LINCOLN TOWN CAR, EXTRA
memorabilia, misc., 570 Pine St. CLEAN. $8750. CALL 285-0219.
BIG SALE, SATURDAY, 8AM-12PM, 2003 HONDA Civic EX, 4DR, 30K, blue,
1406 5th St. Lots of clothes, kid stuff, AT, very good cond. $11,888. 241-1447.
bikes, etc.

ENTIRE HOUSE Sale! Saturday 8-3pm,
511 Hopkins St., Nep Bch.
SATURDAY, 8/4, 9am-?, 1012 2nd St.
Furniture and household items.

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HOUSEKEEPER, F/T. Mayo area, must
love animals, references, own transporta-
tion ,no cook. (904)619-2120.


BED- FULL-SIZE cherry sleigh bed,
w/mattress & box spring. Must sell. $395.
Can deliver (904)858-9350.

See you at the Boat Show

at the

Prime Osborn Convention Center

August 10th & 12th!

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