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Title: The Beaches leader
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Place of Publication: Jacksonville Beach Fla
Publication Date: December 5, 2007
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SONGBOOK INSIDE


Midweek Edition December 5, 2007


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BEACHES


Vol. 45, No. 48


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


Snowfall in Jacksonville Reac


PHOTOS SUBMITTED
Many Beaches families enjoyed
the "snowfall" at Beach United
Methodist's Annual Advent
Festival on Sunday. The com-
munity event features a variety of
activities to kick off the
Christmas Season. This year,
the church arranged to have 8
tons of snow brought in, which
proved to be a crowd favorite. It
is not often that a friendly snow-
ball fight breaks out in sunny
Jacksonville Beach. At right,
Christian Bowlus of Ponte Vedra
tries to eat the snow.


Cleaning up S. JB means cleaning up titles


Seminar set on probate

by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
Pablo Renewal in Duval East
(PRIDE) will host an informational
seminar this weekend to inform resi-
dents about probate law and how to
gain title to a property.
Attorney Imani Boykin will facili-
tate the free workshop from 9 a.m. to
noon Saturday, Dec. 8 at Jacksonville
Beach Elementary School, 315 10th
Street S.
Boykin will offer instruction on
completing the probate process, as
well as general knowledge of home-
ownership when the property is not
in the name of the primary resident.
Problems with titles at some homes
in the neighborhood south of Shetter
Avenue and west of 3rd Street South
in Jacksonville Beach are complicat-
ing property maintenance, PRIDE


members have said.
Topics at the seminar will also
include the necessities of a will and
the reasons for appointing a power of
attorney.
"This seminar is a result of our
visioning session that we had a few
months, back," PRIDE president Joe
Loretta said. "There appear to be sev-
eral families within our community
that have not gone through the pro-
bate process."
Police officials, city employees,
members of City Council and Con-
cerned citizens have gathered with
the PRIDE group to discuss plans to
boost safety, aesthetics and communi-
ty morale in the neighborhood.
"Our group has tended to be reac-
tive and off focus for quite a while,"
Loretta said. "Our goal is to take a
more proactive role and create a posi-
tive spin for our community."
Safety, crime prevention, traffic
control, drugs, garbage and and prop-


erty maintenance were among the
concerns.
City Code Enforcement Inspector
Debbie White said the problems with
some of the homes in South Pablo
Beach extend beyond garbage and
overgrown vegetation because many
of the residents don't legally own the
property.
"A lot of people have homes with-
out ownership. They never went
through probate to have the property
put in their name so they can't get a
building permit or anything," PRIDE
president Joe Loretta said.
"If it's a problem now, it's going to
be an even bigger problem in 10 years
if it is not dealt with."
"They can't do any improvements
if they don't hold the title. It's a
domino effect that all goes down
hill," City Councilman Steve
Hartkemeyer said. "This is not just
good for the PRIDE community but
for the whole city."


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Graffiti art is


problem for


Neptune Beach


Merchants asked to be
alert about sales of
spray paint
by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
STAFF WRITER
Graffiti has become a problem in
Neptune Beach, according to offi-
cials.
City Manager Jim Jarboe said at a
Tuesday City Council meeting that
graffiti in the city is a concern right
now.
"Graffiti seems to be rampant
again in Neptune Beach," he told
Councilors.
Neptune Beach Police Chief David
Sembach said that it is more of a
nuisance problem.
"We're having a little bit more
than we usually have," he said.
The city has had problems in the


past with people drawing on build-
ings, specifically behind the loca-
tion of the proposed Wal-Mart a t
600 Atlantic Boulevard, Sembach
said.
There have been recent incidents
of graffiti on the front of the pro-
posed Wal-Mart building which
would have required the culprit to
access the roof and in Jarboe Park,
he said.
"I wouldn't say it's out of control,
but it's something we would want to
get a handle on before it gets out of
hand," Sembach said.
He encouraged citizens, specifical-
ly merchants who sell paint, to be
aware of anyone buying an excessive
number of cans of spray paint.
The department documents all
incidents with a report and takes
pictures, which help identify if the
graffiti is done by the same group or
individual.


SEA TURTLE GAS


LEAK


Photo by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
Firefighters responded to the Sea Turtle Inn Monday afternoon after con-
struction workers hit a gas line approximately four to five feet underground,
according to Neptune Beach Lt. Mike Perry. The gas was shut off while the
valve was repaired. The leak was a natural gas leak, which is less severe
than propane, and the building did not have to be evacuated, officials said.
However, some streets were temporarily closed off for firefighters and a haz-
mat team to bring in equipment. The hotel is currently under renovation to
convert to a luxury resort.


HOPE van for homeless

seeks help from AB, NB


Santa has his tropical look on as he leads the bicycle parade into Town
pictures on page A-12.


Photo SUBMITTED
Center at the Beaches Saturday afternoon. See more


by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
SJacksonville Beach officials are
driving home the need for addi-
tional homeless services by
funding a portion of the cost of
a mobile outreach van to oper-
ate at the Beaches.
The City Council Monday
authorized spending $15,000 to
help purchase a HOPE team van
run by trained staff at the I/M.
Sulzbacher Center for the
Homeless.
The nonprofit facility located
on 611 E. Adams Street in down-
town Jacksonville was recently
awarded a $100,000 grant from
Bank of America to get the pro-
gram up and running at the
Beach.
Funding for the van was not
included in the grant monies.
The total cost of the vehicle is


estimated at $30,000.
A request will be forwarded to
the cities of Neptune and
Atlantic Beach to contribute the
remaining funds.
City Manager George Forbes
said a letter of agreement will be
drafted to include how and
when the van will be used.
"The HOPE Team is an out-
reach team for the people living
out in the streets, under bridges
and in the woods," said Mike
Cochran, vice president of
Health Services for the
Sulzbacher Center.
"The primary purpose of the
team is to try and get those peo-
ple off the streets and hopefully
into some kind of permanent
housing situation or at the very
least into a shelter so we can
continue to work with those
individuals."

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Photo SUBMITTED
Margaret Szerba, a senior at Fletcher High School,
was featured at the November 18 Jacksonville
Jaguars football game signing the national anthem
while Jacksonville's American Idol favorite contest-
ant, PhiR Stacy sang. Szerba is a second year sign
language student in Brenda Brown's class.





Listen for life

Wondering what to do when your family gets
together this holiday season? Bring the generations
closer and make memories with a free family holiday
activity kit from the national Legacy Project under the
nonprofit Parenting Coalition and Generations
United in Washington; DC. The online kit at
www.legacyproject.org has activities, crafts, and games
that children, parents, and grandparents can do
together. Try a Generations Scrapbook, Family
Memories Quiz Bowl, and origami Dream Stars. You
can also share family stories to enter the Listen to a
Life Contest with a grand prize of a computer and
$25,000 of software.
To enter the Listen to a Life Contest, young people
8-18 years interview a grandparent or grandfriend 50
years or older about the older person's hopes and goals
through their life, how they achieved their goals and
overcame obstacles, or how dreams may have changed
along the way. The young person then writes a 300-
s-..W. i sessay'ased on- heiterview .. .
Ideas from the Legacy Project's family holiday activ-
ity kit:
-- Share hopes and dreams for the new year and add
a personal touch to your holiday decorations by mak-
ing origami Dream Stars, each with a special wish
tucked inside. Open them on Christmas or New Year's
Day like you would a fortune cookie.
Celebrate the "stars" in your family by making a
Family Walk of Fame highlighting the various talents
of each person.
-- Play Family Memories Quiz Bowl with questions
written on slips of paper to see who remembers past
family events and experiences.
Where did you go on vacation three years ago?
When is Grandma and Grandpa's wedding anniver-
sary? What was your little sister's favorite book when
she was little?
-- Prompt family storytelling with a game of "Did
You Ever...?"
Children and adults can .share stories and compare
memories from different times. For example, did you
ever go on a boat, stay on a farm, sleep in a cabin or
tent, act in a play, stay in a fancy hotel?
-- Prepare holiday foods with children and grand-
children. Share holiday meal memories from the past.
Preserve favorite recipes by writing down the ingredi-
ents, taking a photo, and even including "ratings"
from 1-10 from family members with comments.
-- Start a puzzle and work on it as a family a bit at a
time throughout the holidays.
-- Take a multi-generational photo by the tree each
year so that you can see changes through the years.
-- Make a Family Photo House Card or a Generations
Scrapbook using the online templates to display spe-
cial photos.
The Listen to a Life Contest deadline is Miarch 31,
2008. Entries can be submitted online on the Legacy
Project website www.legacyproject.org.


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People who feed birds in the
United States and Canada are
invited to participate in a study
on the feeding habits of birds.
Project Wildbird is a $1 million
study of seed and feeder prefer-
ences of wild birds in the United
States and Canada. Project
Wildbird, which began September
2005 and continues through
December 2008. Dr. David Horn,
Assistant Professor of Biology at
Millikin University is coordinat-
ing Project Wildbird, and is invit-
ing all people who feed birds to
assist with the research. "Project
Wildbird is ideal for individuals of
all ages with a passion for wild
birds" says Horn.
Horn seeks two types of volun-
teers: observational and experi-
mental citizen scientists. The
observational approach is best
suited for people who can moni-
tor pre-existing feeders in their
yard for a few hours each season
of the year. Participants also com-
plete a questionnaire on their bird
feeding habits.
The experimental approach is
for the most dedicated bird feed-


ers. To become an experimental
citizen scientist, Horn says partic-
ipants must meet two criteria.
First, participants must be able to
monitor the birds at the feeders
for 45 minutes every other day
each season. They must also be
able to rotate and refill feeders
regularly. Second, participants
must be able to correctly identify
95% of the bird species coming to
feeders.
"Participants do not have to be
ornithologists but they must be
able to distinguish a female house
sparrow from a female house
finch" stated Horn. "We are look-
ing for volunteers to sign on for a
year." Accepted experimental cit-
izen scientists receive, free of
charge, four bird feeders, four
poles with squirrel baffles and 10
varieties of seed, and their seed
supplies are regularly replenished
throughout their one-year com-
mitment.
So far, Project Wilbird has over
160 experimental citizen scien-
tists from 33 states and 2
provinces in Canada. Combined
these participants have recorded


over 400,000 observations of
birds at feeders. "Preliminary
results indicate that birds prefer 5
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needed to confirm these results."
Horn's research goal is to pro-
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and feeders by geographical area
and season of the year. The data
collected will be used to make
decisions about what seed and
feeder combinations are attractive
to the types of birds one wants in
their yard.
"Bird feeding is the second most
popular hobby behind gardening"
Horn said. According to a 2006
survey of the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, over 55 million
people feed wild birds around
their homes and spend more than
4 billion dollars on seed, feeders,
houses and baths.
Project Wildbird is funded by
companies that sell bird feeding
products. For more information
call 1-866-WILDBIRD or visit
www.projectwildbird.org


New life for old sweaters
S Donating sweaters can be a wor- Republic stores in Jacksonville at
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SChristmas donations for kids in need


Family Support Services of
North Florida (FSS), tle lead
agency for adoption and foster
care in Duval and Nassau coun-
ties, is working with the
Jacksonville Association of
Firefighters and the Junior
League of Jacksonville to col-
lect Christmas gifts for local


foster children. Unwrapped
gifts and gift cards will be col-
lected at all area fire stations
now through Dec. 6. The gifts
will. be given to the children in
December at the Annual Foster
Kids Christmas Party at the
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens. A
wish list by age and gender can


be found at fssjax.org.
Currently, there are approxi-
mately 3,500 children living in
the foster care system in Duval
and Nassau counties.To learn
more about this effort or how
you can help a local child in
need, visit fssjax.org or call
421.5800.


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December 5, 2007


The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader


Ponte Vedra woman ornamental in White House decorations


by KATHY HARTMAN
PONTE VEDRA LEADER EDITOR
A Ponte Vedra Beach woman has
made a place in White House histo-
ry quite literally.
Gayle Middlebrook, who does
architectural renderings as a voca-
tion, decorated an ornament that
hangs on the official White House
Christmas Tree, an 18-foot Fraser fir
from Laurel Springs, N.C.
She and her husband, Mark
Middlebrook, saw the large, round
ornament hanging on the tree in the
White House's Blue Room Thursday
during a reception for the artists
who decorated the 391 ornaments.
Each of the ornaments represents
a park in the National Park Service.


Middlebrook's depicts Fort Caroline
National Memorial in Jacksonville:
the entrance on one side of the ball
and a canon on the other side.
Middlebrook was asked to repre-
sent Fort Caroline on a ball given to
her by a National Park Service
administrator her husband knows
through his work on former
Jacksonville Mayor John Delaney's
preservation project, the artist said.
"It was just a big gold ball," said
Gayle Middlebrook, who did the art-
work for the city of Jacksonville's
Christmas card this year and the
three previous years.
"I went to an arts store and I
walked around for about two hours"
trying to come up with a design, she
said.


photos courtesy GAYLE MIDDLEBROOK
First Lady Laura Bush (above) speaks at the White
House last week during a reception for artists who
helped decorate the residence of Laura and George
Bush. At right, Gayle and Mark Middlebrook of Ponte
Vedra stand at a White House gate after the reception.


photo courtesy GAYLE MIDDLEBROOK
S This ornament decorated by Gayle Middlebrook's and depicting Ft. Caroline,
Jacksonville, hangs on the official White House Christmas tree.


She ended up using watercolors on
handmade paper, which is thick and
has a rough surface.
"Then I almost paper mached it
onto the ball," Middlebrook said.
She got the ball in late August and
it had to be at the White House by
Oct. 1, she said. Last month she got
an invitation to the Nov. 28 White
House reception, signed by First
Lady Laura Bush.
.The National Park Service theme,
selected by President and Mrs. Bush,
was used for this year's holiday dec-
orations throughout the White
House, according to a news release
from the park service.
"The [Christmas tree] ornaments
tell the stories of our parks, just as'
our parks tell the stories of our
nation," Mary A. Bomar, director of
the park system, said in the release.
Middlebrook said she was awed at
the well-organized reception by the


decorations,
entertainment (a .
Marine playing a
piano) and food
(which came
from all areas of
the country,
such as Maine
salmon, Virginia
ham and coun-
try fried steak
from Texas). __
At' one point,
Laura Bush descended a staircase,
took a place at a podium, welcomed
the visitors and encouraged them to
mingle,. "and then she went back up.
the stairs," Middlebrook said.
The artists were told not to repli-
cate their Christmas ornament art-
work, she said. When the tree comes
down, the ornaments will go into
the national archives, she said.
After roaming around the East


Wing for two hours, the couple
returned-to their hotel room and
watched a CNN news report about a
meeting between President Bush and
some foreign dignitaries, which had
taken place in the West Wing, the
artist said.
"It was just so interesting, because
we didn't realize he was in the build-
ing until we saw the news," she said.


Citizen group organizes in AB to help 'mend' community


by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
STAFF WRITER
Some concerned Atlantic Beach cit-
izens have formed a group to keep res-
idents informed and ease tension
among residents who have become
more divided, according to one of the
group's founders.
Jackie Beckenbach proposed to the
Atlantic Beach City Commission last
week that the group, which is calling


itself ABC Dialogue, would also like to
participate in helping the mayor with
some of the community divisiveness.
Mayor John Meserve has previously
said that he wanted to consider form-
ing a citizens group to help bring the
community back together as well as
work on other issues such as district-
ing.
"We can be the lead on that or just
participate," Beckenbach said in a
phone interview.


She also said that the group is in the
process of building a Web site,
www.abcdialogue.org, that. can be
used as a forum to "keep people
informed of what's going on before
policy is created."
"We want it to be a format in the
city for anyone who wants to be
informed of what's going on...and
have a voice." '
The group has held three meetings,
although it will primarily be a web-


based organization. It was formed
after the last election because mem-
bers said noticed that the city is not
the "same connected place it had-
been," Beckenbach said.
Anyone can participate in the
group, she said. There will be a link
when the Web site is complete for par-
ticipants to register e-mail addresses
to receive information.
The mission statement is "to pro-
mote continued positive develop-


'ment of Atlantic Beach through
informed citizen dialogue," according
to Beckenbach.
However, she said it would be more
informative and less political.
She also emphasized that the Web
site would be a. good tool for city offi-
cials.
"It would be a way for the city to
keep a pulse on what is truly impor-
tant to the citizens of the city," she
said.


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HOMELESS, from A-1

Cochran said the team
provides onsite medical care
to individuals who don't
have access to basic health
care opportunities.
"We are in constant con-
tact with the medically needy
homeless community," he
said of the team which
includes a nurse and staff
psychiatrist. "They actually
deliver medical care to peo-
ple on the'streets."
Those in need of emer-
gency or intensive care are
transported downtown to the
clinic at the Sulzbacher
Center.
Councilman Pete
Mittleman recently conduct-
ed a public meeting to
address possible short and
long term solutions for deal-
ing with the issue of home-
lessness but no concrete
plans were implemented.
"We talked about it and
talked about it. People ranted
and raved almost and got
things off their chest. The
first thing [we need] is out-
reach," former Planning
Commissioner Lance Folsom
said.
"If you don't reach them
and win their confidence
and tell them what is avail-
able you could have the
finest services in the world
and they are not going to get
there. This is a great first
step."
Mittleman, who retired
after years of service with the
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
and helped establish pro-
grams targeted to assist the
homeless downtown, said the
HOPE van is an outstanding
resource for the Beaches.
"I was the zone command-
er when we initiated the first
HOPE team van downtown.
It was marvelous for the com-
munity and the law enforce-
ment, giving them another
tool to work with instead of
using up their time transport-
ing people for minor, very
minor violations to the coun-
ty jail," he said.
"I can only see this as
another tool, something that
will help us tremendously
and I am all in favor of this
and any support that we can
muster for the Sulzbacher
Center."
Cochran said he has spo-


ken with Atlantic Beach
Police Chief David
Thompson abotit coordinat-
ing services to get people in
need of services ;downtown
to the Sulzbacher Center..
"Police officers sometimes
have the situation where
they don't want to necessari-
ly arrest the person so they
see if we can intervene in the
situation to keep that person
from having to go to jail for
some minor offense," he said.
Mayor Fland Sharp said the
homeless problem is not
something that the city can
arrest its way out of.
"The last figure I heard is
that it costs $800 every time
you arrest somebody. I'd like
to think you could arrest
your way out but apparently
we can't even though we've
made a lot of progress and
our police officers do a lot of
work Any extra tools will be
just great."
Folsom said the $15,000
expense is a drop in the


bucket compared to the $8
million the city is prepared
to spend to acquire critical
parcels in the Central
Business District as part of
the downtown visioning
process.
"This will probably have as
big of an impact if it works
the way it is supposed to,"
Folsom said. "I hope you give
them even more money
down the road if they ask for
it."
Councilor Penny Christian
said it is important for every-
one to fiscally be on the same
page when, it comes to pro-
grams designed to help the
homeless get off the street
"I think a duplication of
funds is such a terrible thing
to do in these tight times,"
she said. "I think for us to
bridge with Sulzbacher to do
these things so we don't have
to continually fund other
services is a win-win for the
homeless, the Beaches and
Jacksonville."


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Highs in the
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lows in the
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Sunrise:
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lows in the
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The Leader's Opinion

Time for storm savings

The 2007 Hurricane Season, originally forecast to be a dis-
aster, has officially ended.
The only storm damage here was the result of
Northeasters not the big winds from Africa and the
Caribbean.
As a coastal community, we can all breathe a sigh of relief
when the calendar turns to December 1, which marks the
end of the hurricane season.
The change in the calendar also means that we stow away
the plywood, eat the supplies in the emergency kit and go
to bed early instead of waiting to see the latest hyped-up
weather forecast over breezes in the Atlantic Ocean.
Seriously, we are very fortunate to have been spared a
direct hit or even an indirect hit from the deadly winds and
stormwaters generated by a hurricane.
But, the threat of storms has meant that many here have
sustained direct hits on their home insurance premiums.
Now would seem to be a prudent time for our state repre-
sentatives to question whether those hikes should be halted
or even reversed a bit in light of the past three hurri-
cane seasons that saw little activity.
If homeowners must share the risk from increased storm
activity, then it is reasonable that they should share the
rewards when the insurance industry enjoys good fortune
from Mother Nature.


Letters to the editor:

Wise for commission to pray


To the editor:
What is happening in our
wonderful Atlantic Beach when
someone objects to a prayer at
the beginning of the
Commission meeting? I do not
know the person and have no
idea what church she attends
but they must not teach the
true word of God. James 1:5


Says "If any of you lack wisdom,
let him ask of God, that giveth
to all men liberally, and
upbraideth not: and it shall be
given him." Certainly our gov-
ernment needs to be seeking
wisdom from God.

Hazel Brown
Atlantic Beach


Developer's interests trump all


To the editor:
There was a recently published
article about the partially built
Palms Apartments at Atlantic and
Mayport Rd. titled "Atlantic
Beach concerned about unfin-
ished projects". The City of
Atlantic Beach is remiss in
addressing this eyesore for what-
ever unknown reasons. The
mayor is suspect in that he has
once again lined up on the side of
a developer in allowing Mr.
Hionides more time with this
project. To allow this first look at
t e.dty to remain in this condi-
tion for almost 2 years is a dis-
grce' When you approach the
dty from the west this is the first
impression of Atlantic Beach.
Mr. Hionides has become a
master of the stall. We have read
about his properties in Jax. that
have laid dormant for several
years with code enforcement
actions being stalled time and
again. Mr/.Hionides is lucky to
have Mr. Hanson and Mr.
Meserve lined up to help;
In the article Mr. Hanson stat-
ed "We determined that existing
building codes were not being
violated". If Mr. Hanson were to
research the codes he would find
in the Atlantic Beach Code of
Ordinances Sec. 6-120 that
adopts the Standard Housing
Code. In case he cannot find it I
have included it in this letter. It
reads as follows:
Sec. 6-120 Adoption.
There is hereby adopted, basic
minimum housing standards
deemed essential for safe, health-
ful living that certain code
known as the Standard Housing
Code, 1997 edition, published by
the Southern Building Code
Congress International, Inc.


(Ord. No. 25-89-21, 1, 6-12-
89; Ord. No. 25-92-23, 1, 11-9-
92; Ord. No. 25-96-28, 1(6), 4-
22-96; Ord. No. 25-98-30, 1, 6-
22-98)
Note: See editor's note, 6-16.
Note the numbers at the end of
the section. These numbers deter-
mine the dates the code was
adopted and the numbers of the
ordinances. This code and the
abatement section that is adopt-
ed with it has the condemnation
section which outlines the
process to condemn and demol-
ish unsafe housing. The process
takes about 120 days before the
city could move in with the bull-
dozers. I used this code in the
original process of condemning
the property 4 years ago.
Mr. Meserve knows to develop
a new ordinance could take up to
a year which will give Mr.
Hionides what he wants and the
citizens of Atlantic Beach come
in 2nd place again.
I am sure the Boston College
and Virginia Tech fans, here for
the ACC title game, were
impressed by Atlantic Beach with
the Palms greeting them and the
dosed minute market on the cor-
ner of Royal Palms and Atlantic
Blvd. as the second good look at
the city.
Atlantic Beach has the tools
and the laws on the books to cor-
rect these problematic properties
and a few more properties in the
Mayport Rd. area. They need to
quit playing favorites and get the
city cleaned up., If the present
management can't get it done
maybe new management is
needed.

Don C. Ford
Atlantic Beach


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Debate is good for our system


W e certainly have a
quarrelsome
Congress. In recent
weeks its members have been
.arguing about funding chil-
dren's health insurance,.
whether to assert that the
Turks committed World War I-
era genocide against the
Armenians, and what sort of
energy policy should guide
the nation. Then there's the
ongoing issue of the Iraq war,
the constant debate over how
to fix our health care system,
and any number of other dus-
tups and outright policy
brawls that seem to take place
every time you look in on a
committee room or chamber
on Capitol Hill.
A lot of people don't like
this. Pretty much every time I
address an audience, someone
complains, "I'm sick and tired
of all the bickering. .Those
guys are always fighting." And
everyone around will nod.
Most people are uncomfort-
able with disagreement and
debate. As individuals, this is
fine; but as citizens, I would
Sarge that we should not only
R1"W~ &i 6 W& should be'
pleased by it. It has been a
constant in American politics,
and let us hope it always will
be.
Extensive debate is written
into the very structure of our
congressional system. At every
level, from subcommittees
through committees to the
floor of each chamber and
then to the conference com-
mittees that bring members
from each house of Congress
together, there is the presump-
tion of discussion, debate, dis-
agreement and. even argu-
ment. Our Founders under-
stood the importance of con-
flict in the system, both as a
way for all views to be repre-
sented, and as a process for
building common ground
among them.
For the fundamental fact of
our democracy is that
Americans, despite all that
unites us, nonetheless have
much that divides'us: different
philosophies, different


LEE HAMILTON
GUEST COLUMNIST


prospects in life, different
backgrounds, different com-
munities, different ways to
define what is in our self-inter-
est, what is in our communi-
ty's interest, and what is in our
nation's best interest.
It's true that these divisions
can be exacerbated by special
interests, the media, and
politicians all seeking to
exploit them to their own
ends, but that doesn't mean
the initial differences don't
exist. They do. And it is
Congress's job to sort through
them as it strives to find the
majorities it needs to move
forward on legislation. If there
weren't conflict, Congress
wouldn't be doing its job.
There are certainly times
when the conflict built into
our system gets out of hand,
and the people involved
become mean-spirited or
angry. But overall, disputation
and debate are not a weakness
of our democracy, they're a
strength. They lead to better,
more sustainable decisions'.
They help to build majority
support for a proposal. And
they are part of how we talk to
one another as we search for
common ground.
Let me give you an example.
Over the years in Washington,
there has been much discus-
sion about whether the nation
ought to have a single director
of national intelligence. I was
initially quite skeptical about
the value of reorganizing our
intelligence community to
impose such a position. Then,


however, I served as co-chair
of the 9/11 Commission. We
had long, sometimes very
pointed debates about how
our intelligence system was
working, and by the end I'd
come to the conclusion that
the only way to obtain the
sharingof intelligence infor-
mation our country needs was
to centralize authority in a sin-
gle directorate. In other words,
I changed my mind because of
our debates.
The same thing is constant-
ly taking place in Congress.
Some issues are extremely dif-
ficult to resolve. They take
years of wrangling, arguing,
and debate simply for mem-
bers to find enough common
ground so they can move for-
ward. It helps to look past the
often messy process and judge
Congress by the end results,
The minimum-wage bill that
Passed earlier this year; how
Best to shape our homeland
security system; how to struc-
ture children's health insur-
ance all of these have been
subject to heartfelt and some-
times, gite cntetious dis-
pute er tfYhe years,'but in the
end, Congress reaches a con-
clusion and we move on.
Indeed, I believe that we are
stronger for the sometimes dif-
ficult road Congress has to
travel as .it searches for solu-
tions to the challenges that
confront us. For a strong
debate means that all sides get
a chance to be heard and have
their arguments weighed. It
means that there is less chance
that power will be concentrat-
ed to the point of stifling our
voices. Keep in mind that the
most efficient and conflict-
free political system is a dicta-
torship.
So let's not expect Congress
to be free of disagreement and
contention. The' better
approach is to manage the
debate so it is civil, inclusive,
serious and constructive. Yes,
Congress sometimes has trou-
ble managing itself, but that is
a far better problem than if
our system allowed for no
conflict at all.


To the editor:
I find it discouraging to read
ill-informed criticism of the
legal actions of the City of
Neptune Beach by local com-
mentators such as Bill Gulliford.
Mr. Gulliford is a businessman
and former mayor of Atlantic
Beach. He knows well the com-
plexity of development applica-
tions and code enforcement
actions in small municipalities.
To reduce these long-running,
complicated disputes to simplis-
tic accusations of emotionalism
and political dishonesty dimin-
ishes the level of public dis-
course in our community.
The outcome of the Solantic
code enforcement action was a
disappointment, but it was
nearly four years in the making.
Almost anyone familiar with
the details of that legal action
would have agreed at the outset
that the electronic sign in ques-
tion was prohibited by Neptune
Beach Code. After long deliber-
ation, the U.S. District Court in
Jacksonville resoundingly
affirmed the City's position. It
was only much later that the.
11th Circuit Court of Appeals in
Atlanta overturned Neptune
Beach's ordinance on technical
grounds and the District Court's


ruling was reversed. Is Mr.
Gulliford suggesting that' we
should not have pursued the
enforcement action in ,the first
place?
Similarly, the Walmart devel-
opment application was a com-
plex and drawn-out negotia-
tion. Among other issues, the
Neptune Beach City Council
was appropriately worried about
the impact of such high density
commercial development on
the traffic on Atlantic
Boulevard. The Council initial-
ly denied the application prima-
rily on the grounds that the
development failed to meet traf-
fic concurrency required by the
Neptune Beach Code and the
City's Comprehensive Plan.
Walmart eventually reached a
settlement with Neptune Beach,
but not before the company
agreed to dramatically improve
the quality of the proposed
building and landscaping and
pledged $300,000 to the City to
defray legal and other expenses
related to the project. Is Mr.
Gulliford suggesting that we
should simply have rolled over
because Walmart had unlimited
legal muscle?
No one disputes the assertion
that our community should be


ruled by law and not by emo-
tion. But isn't the real argument
here about whether small towns
have the resources to enforce
their laws in the complex legal
landscape of modern America?
Isn't the real issue about.how
small towns protect their legiti-
mate interests against some-
times predatory development?
The current Neptune Beach City
Council did not make the law
that Solantic was cited for vio-
lating. We did not establish the
traffic concurrency standards
that informed our analysis of
the Walmart application. These
ordinances had been on the
books for many years.
Mr. Gulliford is really suggest-
ing that we ignore our laws and
just assume that our small town
is unable to enforce its codes
against well-financed develop-
ment interests. For the record,
the City of Neptune Beach
encourages responsible develop-
ment that conforms to our
municipal standards, but we
will continue to oppose devel-
opment that negatively impacts
our small town quality of life.

John Weldon
Neptune Beach


PHIL HUDGINS
COLUMNIST


If you can't


watch 'Dirty


Jobs' on TV,


will dancing


suffice?

W ho would imagine
that a grown,
semi-macho, clod-
kicking, cornbread-loving
man would sit in front of a
TV and watch spangle-clad
men and women dance for
an hour? It's hard to even
say the word: d-d-dance.
Well, it wasn't my, idea. It
was my wife's idea. It was
she who wanted to watch
"Dancing with the Stars." I
prefer "Dirty Jobs" on the
Discovery Channel- -- you
know where some guy
named Mike Rowe puts on
hip boots and slogs into a
bog to find out where crus-
taceans live. Or he crawls
up under a locomotive to
learn what all goes into
maintaining an Amtrak
train that charges twice as
much and takes four times
as long as a plane. Now,
that's a man's show.
I'd rather surf the chan-
nels until I find a good box-
ing match featuring two
unknown featherweight
fighters who flail away at
. ,each.other without hugging,
"every Iwo r .three punchese.
That's a mans' slow. .I
I'd rather turn over to
that sports channel that
reruns the tapes of the col-
lege football games I saw on
TV the: Saturday before.
That's.a man's show.
I'd rather watch the latest
debate between elephants
and donkeys running for
King of the Jungle without a
clue about what they'd real-
ly do if they got it.
Forget I said that. I'd
rather watch. dancing.
And I was watching, sort
of. I was really reading a
newspaper, catching up on
the, latest tips to conserve
water, such as sharing a
flush with a friend or loved
one. I could have gone to
another room to read in pri-
vate, but my recliner is in
the "keeping area" of our
house, an area I didn't
know existed until we got
one. So I stayed with the TV
and the recliner.
Once, I looked up from
my newspaper and saw
Helio, a Brazilian race car
driver, and a beautiful
blonde glide across the floor
like a couple of wheel dol-
lies on greased concrete.
Wow!
I've never had.good luck
at dances. I've been to a
few. Went to one when I
was a junior iP high school.
Wore pajama bottoms
under my pants to make my
legs look bigger. I was 6-1
and weighed about 135
pounds, which I think is
bantamweight in boxing.
My wife and I attended a
square dance at the John C.
Campbell Folk School in
Brasstown, N.C. Finally, dis-
gusted that I couldn't hear
the calls or follow them
either, I sat down in the
middle of a dance. My wife.
followed me. A woman
nearly twice my size: came
over and hinted that I
should be flogged for quit-
ting in the middle of a
dance.
No, dances' have never
been good to me. And here I
was occasionally, only occa-
sionally, mind you, watch-
ing d-d-dancing. Finally, my
wife got sleepy and went to
bed. I had to stay up to read
more about conserving
water.
But when I went to bed, I
knew something my wife
didn't know until the next
morning.
Helio won.


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A stolen 2008 Toyota Prius
valued at $20,000 was recov-
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of the oceanfront park 500
block of 1st Street S. The vehi-
cle was reported stolen out of
Wilmington, N.C. and was
registered to a rental compa-
ny.
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Auto burglary was reported
Nov. 30 in the 500 block of
6th Street N. Clothing and a
pair of sunglasses with a com-
ibined value of $130 were
stolenfrom the vehicle. The
car was unlocked and the
items were removed from the
glove compartment.
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A dog bite was reported
Nov. 29 in the 100 block of
Penman Road. The victim
told police he was looking at
a house for sale on Coral Way
when he was bitten on the leg
by a chihuahua. The dog bit
the.man below the knee joint
causing a single puncture
wound. Its owner was in the
home cleaning and told
police he did not know how
the man got in the house. The
animal was impounded for
the standard 10-day rabies
quarantine period by animal
control.
*0
Stalking was reported Nov.
30 in the 800 block of 20th
Avenue N. Two high school
students told police that at 6
p.m. on Sept. 28 they
observed an unknown male
suspect with blonde hair in
his late 30's following them
in a black Ford truck. The
truck continued at a slow
pace and never passed the
girls despite having adequate
room to go around them. The
man followed the girls for
four blocks before they
turned right on 8th Avenue
N. The driver kept traveling
on 4th Street. On Nov. 30, the
victims said they saw the sus-
pect again in the same.truck
pull into the parking lot at
the Fletcher Fieldhouse at 3
p.m. and park. He remained
in the vehicle and appeared
to be watching the girls. He
left when one of their
boyfriend's arrived at the
scene.
* *
Felony criminal mischief
was reported Nov. 29 in the
1900 block of Beach
Boulevard. A bulldozer left on
a construction site was van-
dalized by an unknown sus-
pect. A bag of sand was
poured into the equipment's
hydraulics system causing
$11,000 in damage.

Grand theft was reported
Nov. 29 in the 500 block of
Beach Boulevard. Two
deposits for $943.57 and
$1,211.68 were stolen when it
was discovered that they were
never deposited on Nov. 13
and 14.
* *
Auto burglary was reported
Nov. 29 in the 600 block of
5th Avenue N. Toys, books, an
Ipod and clothing were stolen
from the vehicle, the loss was
estimated at $450.
*
Criminal mischief was
reported Nov. 28 in the 300-
block of 10th Street N. A city
maintenance building near
Gonzalez Park was vandalized
with black spray of male gen-
italia and the words "Andrew
was here" on the south wall.
.
Battery was reported Nov.


29 in the 300 block of 1st
Street N. The victim told
police he was attacked with-
out warning by two unknown
males as he exited a bar at
2:05 a.m. The suspects
pushed him down on the
ground and punched him.
* *
A 45-year-old transient was
arrested Nov. 26 and charged
with making false 911 calls
outside a hotel in the 300
block of 1st Street N.\The
woman reported that she was
assaulted by a male suspect
on the boardwalk. Police were
not able to verify the incident
after speaking to several sub-
jects in the area. The defen-
dant was previously warned
for falsely calling 911. Police
said she called four times
prior to her arrest between 2
and 4 p.m.
* *
Attempted burglary to a
business was reported Dec. 1
in the 700 block; of; Marsh,
Landing Parkway. Two
employees at Books-a-Million
were working in the rear stock
room when they heard a loud
noise coming from a con-
struction trailer behind the
business. They opened the
back door and observed a
male suspect trying to grind
the lock off the trailer. When
they asked the man what he
was doing he told the
employees that a man up
front sent him to cut off the
lock. The suspect fled in a red
Suzuki SUV registered in
Ocala when the employees
told him they were calling
police. He was described as a
well dressed black male, 5'8"
and bald, wearing jeans and a
blue button down shirt.

Grand theft was reported
Dec. 2 in the 300 block of 4th
Avenue N. A Cannondale bike
valued at $1,400 was stolen
from the rear of an apart-
ment.

ATLANTIC BEACH
Burglary to a business was
reported on Nov. 28 in the
300 block of Mayport Road,
according to a police report.
The victim's storage unit was
broken into, according to the
report.

Grand theft was reported
on Nov. 30 in the first block
of Ocean Boulevard, accord-
ing to a police report.

Aggravated battery was
reported on Nov. 30 in the
100 block of 13th Street,
according to a police report.
The victim told police that
three males wearing black
hoodies ran up behind him at
approximately 9:58 p.m. and
hit him on the head with a
blunt object that, he said,
may have been a bottle,
according to the report. The
suspects did not say or do
anything else, according to
the report.
* *
Charles Whitaker, 28, was
arrested for fleeing or
attempting to elude a law
enforcement officer on Dec. 1
in the 11000 block of Atlantic
Boulevard, according to a
police report. Police tracked
the suspect's vehicle traveling
at 103 miles per hour in a 45
mile per hour zone, according
to the report.
* *
Aggravated fleeing and
eluding a law enforcement
officer was reported on Dec. 2
in the 1600 block of Atlantic


Boulevard, according to a
police report. The suspect
fled from police on a motor-
cycle traveling at approxi-
mately 80 miles per hour in a
45 mile per hour zone,
according to the report. He
crashed into a tree in a small
island and slid on the road-
way. When officers arrived,
the suspect was unconscious
and bleeding from the head.
He regained consciousness
and was able to tell police his
name.,He was transported to
Shands. The suspect was also
traveling in a residential area,
according to the report.

Tommy Laroy Benton, Jr.,
27, was arrested for posses-
sion of cocaine in the 500
block of Mayport Road,
according to a police report.

Burglary to a conveyance
was reported on Dec.1 in the
300 block of Sixth Street,
-i;according to:a police report.
S. 00 ,
Burglary to a residence was
reported on Dec. 1 in the 200
block of Ocean Forest Drive
North, according to a police
report. The suspect entered a
garage and took a beer,
according to the report.
* *
Patryck Michael Adamiak,
30, was arrested for posses-
sion of a controlled substance
on Dec. 2 in the 2000 block of
Mayport Road, according to a
police report.
* *
Burglary to a conveyance
was reported on Dec. 3 in the
800 block of Camellia Street,
according to a police report.

NEPTUNE BEACH
Grand theft of an automo-
bile was reported on Dec. 2 in
the 500 block of Atlantic
Boulevard, according- to a
police report. The victim
parked his vehicle at approxi-
mately 3:39 p.m. in front of
K-mart and left the engine
running, according to the
report. His dog was also
inside the vehicle. When he
returned from the store, the
vehicle and his dog were
gone, according to the report.
The. victim called a friend to
pick him up and when the
friend arrived, he had the vic-
tim's dog with him. The
friend said that he had seen
the victim's vehicle in the 600
block of Atlantic Boulevard.
Police spoke to a witness who
said that 15 to 20 minutes
prior to the incident, she saw
two males exit the vehicle.
The only thing missing from
the vehicle was the victim's
cell phone, according to the
report.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH
Two golf carts and a golf
ball collector were found in a
pond on the 10th fairway at
Ponte Vedra Golf & Country
Club Monday morning. The
items are normally kept in a
locked cart barn but deputies
found no chains or locks that
were supposed to be locking
two fences.
* *
A 50-year-old woman was
questioned by deputies
Friday morning after some-
one reported money stolen
from the collection plate at
Our Lady Star of the Sea
Catholic Church. The woman
told deputies she was "only
praying." Deputies found $46
in currency in the 'woman's
bags of clothing, but the
church declined to press


charges because the money
was recovered.

A 15-year-old resident of
North Roscoe Boulevard was
arrested and charged with
aggravated assault and
domestic battery after his
father told deputies the teen
approached him with a knife
during a physical altercation.
* *
A resident of Rutile Drive
reported Thursday that a cam-
era was taken from her
unlocked vehicle parked in
her driveway sometime late
Nov. 26.
* *
A resident of Lake Road
reported Thursday that some-
time late Nov. 27 someone
entered his garage and stole
two radar detectors from his
vehicles. The garage was open
at the time, a report said.


Variances sought

for Penman

plaza renovation


by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
STAFF WRITER
A proposed office/retail
development would nearly
double the size of the Penman
Plaza shopping center in
Neptune Beach pending
approval of several variances.
The applicant, Penman
Plaza Associates, is proposing
the demolition of a vacant
movie theater and the addi-
tion of 46,500 square feet of
office and retail space in the
Penman Plaza shopping cen-
ter at Atlantic Boulevard and
Penman Road, according to
the city's building depart-
ment. A Winn Dixie store is
the largest retailer currently
on the property and will
remain.
Neptune Beach Community
Development Director
Amanda Askew said that the
property owners have not
told the city what kind of
retail the shopping center will
have, but they did say it was a
"major retail tenant," she
said.
But, the applicant has
requested nine variances that
must first be approved by the
city council for the project to
move forward.
The planning and develop-
ment review board recom-
mended approval of only two
of the nine variances at a
meeting last week, according
to Askew.
All of the variances are


needed, the developer said in
a press release, saying he may
not be able to proceed with-
out them.
"Without assistance from
the city allowing several of
the grandfathered noncon-
forming site conditions to
remain in place as they have
existed for more than 40
years, it is unlikely the prop-
erty will be able to be re-
developed in any meaningful
way for the foreseeable
futuree" said Carlos Asensio of
Penman Plaza Associates.
The developer, describing
himself as disappointed, said
it is "economically unfeasi-
ble" to meet all of the city's
current site requirements for
the existing structures.
Among the variance
requests are:
Reducing a required land-
scape buffer from 9 feet to 3
feet
Reducing the gross area
landscaping from 20 percent
to 15 percent
Increasing the maximum,
number of parking spaces and
reducing their size
Reducing the. 10-foot
buffer between commercial
and residential zoning.
The planning and develop-
ment review board. recom-
mended reducing the 10-foot
buffer and reducing the size
of parking spaces from 10x20
feet to 9 x 8 feet, according to
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OBITUARIES


JAMES GIVENS 'SKIP' BAXTER


TETYANA VALERIY BLACK


DENNIS PATRICK HESLIN


James Givens "Skip" Baxter
died in his home November
30, 2007 after a lengthy illness.
He was born February 5, 1954
in Jacksonville and lived in
Jacksonville Beach all his adult
life.
For more than 30 years, he
owned a successful commer-
cial flooring business. As an
avid beach-goer, he spent
much of his younger life surf-
ing and spear fishing in Florida
and the Caribbean, and
enjoyed offshore fishing in his
later years.
He is survived by his wife of
32 years, Cynthia Chalker
Baxter; and four children, Cara
Baxter Downs (Ron), Boone
Baxter, Skye Baxter Burleson


and Alaina Baxter. One of his
great joys in the last five years
were his five grandchildren,
Cole, Cage, Caine, Reagan and
Sadie, to whom he was known
as "Bippy." He also is survived
by his father-in-law and
friend, James "Chick" Chalker.
Layla, his chocolate lab, was a
loyal companion during his ill-
ness.
His fun-loving nature and
great sense of humor will be
missed by all who knew him.
A Memorial Service was held
at The Woods Community
Clubhouse Dec. 2.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.


VIRGINIA Y. HIGGINS


Virginia Y. Higgins, 56, died
November 30, 2007 surround-
ed by her family. She was born
in Brooklyn, N.Y. and had
been a resident of Florida
since June 1995 after relocat-
ing from Charlotte, N.C.
She was employed by the
Doyle Group of Ponte Vedra
Beach. She was a lovable
mother, loyal daughter and
great friend to all she met, the
family said, and she bright-
ened everyone's life.
Family members include her
mother, Virginia Yaeger; sons,
Adam (Amanda), Nicholas
(Elizabeth) and Timothy;


brother, Edward Yaeger; sister,
Laura Gene Boyle; and grand-
children, Bain and Addison.
A Mass of Christian Burial
was celebrated Dec. 3 in St.
Paul's Catholic Church of
Jacksonville Beach, with the
Rev. William Kelly as
Celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, the family
asks that donations be made
to Susan G. Komen for the
Cure, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Ste.
250, Dallas, TX 75244.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.


JOHNNY L. WILLIAMS SR.


Johnny L. Williams, Sr. was
born .December 17, 1960 to
Sarah Mae Brown in
Savannah, Ga. He was bap-
tized at Second Saint John
Missionary Baptist Church in
Savannah, where he was a
member. He attended the
Chatham County Public
School System in Savannah.
As an adult, he moved to
Jacksonville.
While residing in
Jacksonville, he met and mar-
ried the late Antoinette "Toni"
Brooks. To their union were
born three children, Shendya,
Johnny Jr. and Chelsea.
He worked for many years
for the same company as a
welder ontil his health would
no longer allow. He was an
avid fisherman, always ready,
willing and able to cast the
bait. He will truly be missed
by his fishing buddies.
He spent more than 20
years on dialysis before losing
his battle with kidney failure.
He died November 29, 2007


while living in Jacksonville.
He is survived by daughters,
Shendya Williams and
Chelsea Williams' of
Jacksonville; sons, Johnny L.
Williams Jr. of Jacksonville
and Cedric Hayes of Atlanta,
Ga.; mother, Sarah M. Brown
of Savannah, Ga.; sisters,
Helen Mayes (George) of
Atlanta and Ruby Stewart
(Darrell) and Thelma
Williams, both of Savannah;
aunts, Lula Cantrell of Atlanta
and Earnestine Delaney of
College Park, Ga.;. uncles,
James Williams of College
Park and Nassar Madyun
(Nafeesah) of Ellenwood, Ga.;
and a host of family and
friends. _ .
A Memorial Service will be
held at 11 a.m. Dec. 7 in the
chapel of Quinn-Shalz Family
Funeral Home.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz. Family
Funeral Home, Jacksonville
Beach.


Tetyana Valeriy Black died
December 1, 2007 after a brief
and courageous battle with
cancer. She was born July 17,
1972 in Russia and received her
Master's Degree in Teaching.
She was an accomplished
competitive swimmer who, at
one time, was ranked fifth in
the Soviet Union. She won
many international swimming
awards: She grew up in Kiev.
She had many friends who
admired her great faith, kind
spirit and beautiful smile. She
is survived by her husband,
Robert; her children, Matthew
and Mary; and her parents,
Valeriy and Nina
Ryabushenko.
General Visitation was held


Dec. 4 in St. Justin Martyr
Church, followed by the
Funeral. The Liturgy for the
Departed will be celebrated at
the church (1.2460 Old St.
Augustine Road) at 10:00 a.m.
Dec. 5, with the interment
immediately following in the
parish cemetery.
The family requests that, in
lieu of flowers, contributions
be made to the Russian Mission
at St. Justin Martyr, whose
work was close to her heart.
Her family will strive to imitate
her faith in God, which pro-
duced the love and kindness
she showed for others.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.


DONNA BOOKHAMMER MEUSE

Donna Bookhammer Meuse, Bookhammer; sister, Car
52, died December 3, 2007. She (John) Christian; brothers an
was born to Margaret and sisters-in-law, Kenneth at
William Bookhammer III on Lecy Meuse and Don and An
June 26, 1955 in Atlanta, Ga. Meuse; many nieces at
.She and her husband, Paul, nephews, and her dog, Chlot
were longtime residents of the A memorial service will
Beaches area. She was preceded held at 2 p.m. Dec. 6 at Pal
in death by her parents, Valley Baptist Church, wi
Margaret and William Rev. Jeff Witt officiating. In li
Bookhammer III, and her of flowers, please make dor
brother, Tommy Davies. tions to Community Hospi
She is survived by her hus- of Northeast Florida an
band, Paul Meuse; daughters, Jacksonville Humane Society
Melannie (Warren) Adams and Funeral arrangements und
Monique Meuse; brothers, the care of Ponte Vedra Valle
Robert (Linda) Bookhammer Ponte Vedra Beach.
and Charles (Barbara)


WILLIAM GERRARD 'SKI' ZEILINSKI

William Gerrard "Ski" He was a member of Ribau
Zielinski, 66, died at Lodge (F&AMI
Memorial Hospital of S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A., Inc. (
Jacksonville November 30, years), Jacksonville Bea<
2007. He was born in Police Dept. CPAAA, serve
Danville, Ill. in 1941 and on the Jacksonville Beat
moved to Jacksonville Beach -Code Enforcement Board (
in, 1976 from Yorktown, Va. years), Pastimes and Southe:
He was a member of Palms Times Barbershop Quartel
Presbyterian Church. Association of the USS Lal
He is survived by his wife of Champlain, Association
46 years, Ruth Staehle the USS Shenandoah, Pair
Zielinski; two sons, Stephen Presbyterian Church Chc
Burdette Zielinski and David and a reader for the blind c
Gerrard Zielinski; brothers, WJCT-FM.
Gary Dyer Sr., Paul Dyer and A Memorial Service will 1
James Dyer; and aunt and held at 2 p.m. Dec. 6 in Pail
uncle, Marilyn and Philip Presbyterian Church, 341
Ribbe. He was preceded in 3rd St. S., Jacksonville Beac
death by his mother, Gracia with the Rev. Dr. Tom Walk
Dyer; his father, Joseph and. the., Rev. DrIoxr-ar
Zielinski; and his stepfather, DiGiusto officiating.
Burdette Dyer. In lieu of flowers, donation
He proudly served in the may be made to the Mus
United States Navy for 20 Program at Palms Presbyteria
years. He was employed by a Church.
local marine architect firm for Services under the directic
seven years and Supervisor of Quinn-Shalz Fami
Shipbuilding Mayport for 11 Funeral Home, Jacksonvil
years. He retired in 1995. Beach.


State resets traffic light by Pablo Towers

Pedestrians also advised that pushing button on light pole-will extend crossing time on A1A


by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
State transportation offi-
cials are trying to protect
pedestrians crossing 3rd Street
at 2nd Avenue South in
Jacksonville Beach.
Responding to complaints
that the light changed too
quickly for people, particular-
ly seniors living at Pablo
Towers, to safely cross A1A,
the state Department of
Transportation (DOT) reset
the lights to give pedestrians
more time.
Beaches Watch president
Sandy Golding Monday
thanked cityofficials for their
proactive response.
Golding said she met
recently with City Manager
George Forbes about the
potential dangers at the inter-
section after observing the
light cycle rapidly as a woman
attempted to make her way
across the street.
"I saw an older lady trying
to cross the street to get over
to Pablo Towers and the light
didn't stay red for very long,"
she said.
"She was only half way
across the street and the light
turned green on 3rd Street
and the cars started going and
I thought 'oh my gosh, this
lady is going to get killed'. I
realized the timing was so
short that it was dangerous
for people to get across the
street."
Golding also spoke Monday
to DOT officials who con-
firmed that the timing issue
was addressed and offered
information about the cross-
ing elements that many citi-
zens many not know.
"If you push the pedestrian
button it will make the light
stay red much longer," she
said. "I didn't know that and
I'll bet a lot of people didn't
either."
Nell Barrow of Pablo Towers


said the many of the residents
have trouble crossing at that
intersection.
"They can't walk very fast,"
she said Tuesday.
Barrow said the staff and
the residents were unaware
that pedestrians could exer-
cise control over the timing of
the light by pushing a button.
Golding visited the senior
complex Monday to share the
information.
"They said 'we didn't know
about this and actually we've
been getting complaints
about people not being able
to get across the street
because the light isn't staying
red long enough," she said.
"I'm glad the city helped raise
awareness."
Safety concerns were
broached last spring by some
residents during rezoning
hearings for a new Publix gro-
cery store on Beach
Boulevard.
Many were concerned that
hazardous traffic conditions
coupled with the proposed


design of the 34,000-square-
foot retail center could put
some potential customers in
danger.
"I am concerned about the
safety of the individuals walk-
ing to the store," said Joseph
Loretta, president of the Pablo
Renewal in Duval East
(PRIDE) group. "I think the
city should have done a sur-
vey to come up with a better
pedestrian access to get to the
store."
City Manager George Forbes
last Jvay said city officials
planned to work with the
DOT to develop ways to
improve safety for pedestrians
and customers from Pablo
Towers.
"One of the things we are
looking at is putting safe
havens in the medians for
people who can't make it all
the way across the street,"
Forbes said.
FDOT traffic operations
engineer Chris LeDew said
safe havens, also called a
pedestrian refuge, are raised


concrete islands used in cen-
ter medians to allows pedes-
trians to cross the street in
two steps.
"They protect pedestrians
from motoring traffic," he
said. "It makes the crossing
path shorter and more com-
fortable, especially for seniors
to cross. It is better than
standing on a double yellow
line."
LeDew said he is aware of
the traffic conditions in the
area, noting that there are
several fixes in the pipeline
that will help mitigate some
of the safety issues.'
One project is the installa-
tion of signalized traffic lights
that count down the time a
pedestrian has to make it safe-
ly across the street.
"It makes a lot of sense [to
have these] where pedestrians
will be walking," LeDew said.
Such signals are the "new
standard" for FDOT-owned
roads, he said. Work is sched-
uled to begin on A1A in July
2008.
He also said the FDOT
would be open to working
with Publix representatives to
address any traffic concerns
associated with the project.

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Dennis Patrick Heslin, 45,
of Jacksonville Beach died
December 2, 2007. He was
born February 28, 1962 in
Flushing, N.Y.
He was a devoted and lov-
ing husband and father who
had a broad smile and a great
love of life, the family said.
He was a graduate of
Georgia State University with
a Bachelor's Degree in Fine
Arts (Photography). He was a
self-employed photographer
and also worked at Mayo
Clinic as a medical photogra-
pher.
He photographed numerous
dance recitals, gymnastics,
cheerleading competitions,
weddings and family portraits
over the. years. Additionally,
he loved running and partici-
pated in various local long-
distance races.
He is survived by his wife,
Jann; daughters, Lauren and
Anna; mother, Lee Heslin of
Marietta, Ga.; two sisters,


Mary (Tony) Contigiani of
Atlanta, Ga. and Patty (Steve)
Vargas of Steamboat, Colo.;
and three brothers, Jim
(Luanne) Heslin III of Atlanta,
Rob Heslin of Macon, Ga. and
Peter (Sara) Heslin of Atlanta.
Visitation will be from 6-8
p.m. Dec. 6 in the Quinn-
Shalz Family Funeral Home
Chapel. Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated at 11
a.m. Dec. 7 in St. Paul's
Catholic Church, with the
Rev. William Kelly as
Celebrant. Interment will fol-
low in Greenlawn Cemetery.
He will be sorely missed by
family, friends, associates and
patrons. His image will always
be framed in our hearts and
minds, the family said. In lieu
of flower, the family has
requested donations to one's
favorite charity.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family
Funeral Home, Jacksonville
Beach.


DR. FRED M. VALENTINE JR.


la- Dr. Fred M. Valentine Jr, 79,
.ce of Newport, Tenn. died
nd November 20, 2007 at his
Northcutt Street home. He
der was born April 17, 1928 in
ey, Newport.
He graduated from Cocke
County High School in 1945
and the University of
Tennessee Medical School il
1950. For many years, he was
associated with Valentine-
ult Shults Hospital and Cocke
I), County Memorial Hospital,
34 serving as chairman of the
ch board.
ed He served as mayor of
:h Newport for 16 years. During
12 his tenure, the
rn Newport/Cocke County
ts, Community Center was built,
ke as well as several government
of housing projects.
ns He was chairman of the
>ir board of both National Bank
n of Tennessee and First Peoples
Bank in Jefferson City. He was
be a charter member of Smoky
ms Mountain Country Club. He
10 was a member of First United
h, Methodist Church.
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Valentine and Marguerite
Hinkle, and his wife of 49
years, Wanda (Martin)
Valentine.
He is survived by his.wife,
Christine Gorman Valentine,
Newport, Tenn.; daughter and
son-in-law, Vickie Valentine
and Victor L. Hart Jr.,
Knoxville, Tenn.; and one
grandson, Victor L. Hart III, a
student at Samford University
in Birmingham, Ala. Other
survivors include a special
cousin, Becki Norton,
Houston, Tex.; two, stepchil-
dren and their families, Randy
and Lori German, and
Gregory Gorman London,
and Donald Gorman, Jr.,
Surgoinsville, as well as other
cousins.
.Funeral services were held
Nov. 23 at the First United
Methodist Church., with the
Rev. Freddrick Long, the Rev.
Marta Cogburn and Dr. Tony
Crisp. The family received
friends prior to the funeral
services. Burial was in Union
Cemetery.
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FROM STAFF.
The Neptune Beach City Council also wants to
further examine pedestrian safety.
The city has requested that the Florida
Department of Transportation come to a work-
shop meeting to discuss pedestrian safety.
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JOHN
HARDEBECK
COLUMNIST

Cheerleaders

are essential

to winning

T hey were supposed
to be cheerleaders
but they looked
more like beerleaders at a
football pep rally last
month at American
Legion Post 129 in
Jacksonville Beach.
To set the stage for the
annual Florida-Florida
State footbrawl
encounter; two sides were
represented by males
dressed up in cutesy cos-
tumes of the female vari-
ety. Fortunately, they
neglected to shave their
hirsute gams, so gender
identity. was not a prob-
lem.
In contrast, this year's
stadium pigskin parade
has, as usual, been well
populated by sideline cel-
ebratory squads of real
females, so that even if a
spectator's favorite team
was getting whupped, he
still had something pleas-
ant to look at.
In that connection, the
other week I enjoyed a
glimpse of gridiron glory
; from long'ago My still .
I pulchritudinous pal Ethel,
Blalock showed me a
photo of herself and the
other 1944 Fletcher
cheerleaders.
The seven girls and two
guys were dressed up in
their nifty outfits and
looked absolutely elegant.
Ethel told me that,
wearing tights under-
neath her longish skirt,
she used to do cartwheels
down the field when the
Senators scored a touch-
down. If I hadn't been
blocking and tackling
1,000 miles north at my
noisy New Joisy high
school, I could have been
present to marvel over
her acrobatics,
I hate to admit this,
but I once got in trouble
over a cheerleader. After,.a
game in which I missed a
tackle near where our
cheerleaders were cavort-
ing, our no-nonsense
coach berated me for the
error.
He asked sarcastically,
"Who were you trying to
stop? Our waterboy?" I
answered jokingly: "No,
coach. One of the cheer-
leaders."
He evidently didn't
think my gag was exactly
hilarious. In fact, at the
next practice, he had me
hold up the tackling
dummy for the other
players to knock over.
"Two dummies for the
price of one," he com-
mented.
'Frankly, I've always
regarded cheerleaders as
essential to a winning
season. They pump up
the crowd, thereby
encouraging the team.
Heck, president George
W. Bush was allegedly a.
cheerleader in school. Of
course, most of the atten-
tion is focused on female '
cheerleaders, who are
almost always good look-
ing and gleeful. You
won't find many grouch-
es in these groups.
However, some cheers
could make more sense.
Here's one that has
allegedly been used some-
'where: "D-i-g-i-t-dig it
(clap clap)---That's the
way fan---Love it, you
can't stop it---We're to
the top, we rock it."
Whoever penned that
possibly didn't become
valedictorian.


TEACHER OF THE YEAR


photo by JENNIFER KNOECHEL
Mitzi Wheeler, from left, Chelsea Coleman, and Armedra Merkison teach fifth graders a lesson
on survival after reading the book, "Hatchet." Wheeler teaches math, science and social studies
and Merkison teaches language arts at Neptune Beach Elementary. Coleman, an education
major at the University of North Florida, is working in the classroom as an intern.


Stephens takes a hands-



on approach to teaching


by JENNIFER KNOECHEL
STAFF WRITER
success in school and in
life is what Mitzi Wheeler
Stephens hopes her stu-
dents achieve in her class-
room at Neptune Beach
Elementary School.
Since '1975, Stephens has
taught hundreds of students.
This- year' sheidis Neptune
:Beach Elementary's Teacher if
the Year.
"There are the lessons we
teach the children academi-
cally and there are lessons I
try to teach to help them in
life," said Stephens, who
teaches fifth grade math and
science.
I think both aspects of my
profession are important."
Stephens team teaches with
Armedra Merkison, who had
interned under Stephens.
Merkison teaches language
arts and Stephens teaches
math and science. They have
two classes in one room and
alternate as lead teacher for
their subject area.
"We're working on number
sense, word problems and
fractions in math and in sci-
ence were studying matter,
energy and learning about sci-
ence experiments," Stephens
said.
"Math and science kind of
go together so it works for me
to really be able to focus on
those subjects."


photo by JENNIFER KNOECHEL.
Mitzi Wheeler Stephens teach-
es math and science.
Stephens said she always
wanted to be a teacher from
the time she was a student at
Atlantic Beach Elementary
School.
She attended Fletcher Junior
High and Fletcher 'High
School and studied at Florida
State University for two years
before returning to complete
her bachelor of arts in educa-
tion degree at the University
of North Florida.
She was known as Mitzi
Wheeler most of her career
but recently married Ray
Stephens, who owns a local
roofing company. When


Stephens isn't teaching, she
enjoys reading and water aer-
obics at the Beaches Aquatic
Center in Atlantic Beach.
Her daughter, Alicia Slater,
27, is a first-year kindergarten
teacher in the English
Speakers of Other Languages
program at Arlington Heights
Elementary School in
Jacksonville.
Her son, Alex Wheeler, 23,
Works% With' his tfir'' sWil
kler company. Both of her
children attended Neptune
Beach Elementary and
Fletcher High.
"Teaching is very different
from when I first started,"
Stephens said.
"It used to be you would
teach a lesson and move on to
the next lesson. Now it's more
interactive. You are leading
them to discover what they
need to learn. I think it gives
them confidence because
you're teaching them how to
learn which they can take
with them the rest of their
life."
Neptune Beach principal
Stephanie Manabat said
Stephens "successfully uti-
lizes instructional strategies
and activities that challenge
and motivate her students
daily.
"Her hands-on approach to
teaching, allows the students
the opportunity to experience
the lesson, first hand."


WWII photo exhibit at

Beaches history museum

highlights local veterans


FROM STAFF
The Beaches Museum &
History Center is hosting a
temporary photographic
exhibition honoring nine
Beaches-area men who gave
their lives for their country
during World War II.
The photo exhibit, "These
Nine," opened on Nov. 1 and
runs through Jan. 12.
"These Nine were but a few
of the more than 400,000
Americans who died in the
war, but they were special to
us because they were our
own," an excerpt from the
exhibit says.
To learn more about World
War II and its impact on the
Beaches, visit the museum's
second-floor reading room
from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday through Thursday
The Beaches Museum &
History Center is at 380 Pablo
Ave. in Jacksonville Beach.


photo submitted
Pilot Jack Ahern of Atlantic
Beach is one of "These Nine."
The museum is open from 10
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday. There is an
admission fee. For more
information, call 241-5657
ext. 100.


SURFBOARD AUCTION


photo submitted
Surfboards by COS will be featured items at San Pablo
Elementary's silent auction and spaghetti dinner on Friday. The
PTA fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. will help benefit a play-
ground renovation project and other programs at the school.


First Baptist church ladies share their best in cookbook


by KATHY NICOLETTI
COLUMNIST
At First Baptist Church of
Jacksonville Beach's Palm
Sunday dinner last April,
church members enjoyed the
food so much that they
decided they should publish
a church cookbook.
The covered dish dinner is
a yearly tradition at the
church. At this and other
church events, members of
the congregation bring their
best dishes to enjoy with
their church community.
To reflect this, "Sharing
Our Best" was the title cho-
sen for the church cookbook
which has 261 recipes from
more than 80 contributors.
Marty Guthrie, Ruth
Schneider, Eloise Stevens,
Lori Jenkins, and Denise
Elliott were members of the
team who put together the
cookbook.
One of the most popular
recipes in the cookbook is
likely to be Ruby
Richardson's recipe for Fried
Chicken. Richardson.retired
a few years ago after serving
as the cook for the church
for forty years.
"Miss Ruby's" cooking was


legendary at the beach and
fried chicken was one of her
many specialties. The cook-
book committee members
were delighted when she
agreed to contribute her
Fried Chicken recipe to the
cookbook.
Sunday Dinner, a recipe
from Denise Dize, produces
tender slices of round steak
in an onion and mushroom
sauce. Dize describes it as a
dish that cooks on its own in
the oven while she attends
Sunday morning church.
Big Joe's Conch Chowder
from Joe Lewis, retired
Jacksonville Beach Fire
Chief, is a recipe for a hearty
Florida-style seafood soup.
Cheese Balls made with
Eloise Stevens recipe are
quick to make with only
three ingredients but have

See RECIPES, A-10


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Photo by KATHY NICOLETTI
Members of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville Beach who worked on the new church cookbook
"Sharing Our Best" are (from left) Lori Jenkins, Eloise Stevens, Ruth Schneider, and Marty
Guthrie.


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W WEDDINGS LOCAL MILITARY


Melissa Neu of Jacksonville
and Spencer Brogden of
Jacksonville Beach were mar-
ried Nov. 10 at Ocean Park
Baptist Church. The Rev. W.E.
Towers presided at the ceremo-
ny.
The bride is a graduate of
First Coast High School and
the Florida Community
College at Jacksonville. She is
attending the University of
North Florida and is employed
as a registered nurse at Baptist
Medical Center.
The groom is a graduate of
Fletcher High School. He is the
owner of Spencer's Creations


and More.
Amy Neu was the maid of
honor. Andrea Benton, Vivian
Crawford, Jennifer Davis,
Kimberly Jarrell, Tamara
McKinney and Belinda Wright
were the bride's attendants.
Michael Waterman was the
best man. Jeffrey Parsons,
Steven Brogden, Phil
Cressman, Kevin Ingram and
Jose Martinez were grooms-
men.
The couple spent their hon-
eymoon at the Forest Hills
Mountain Resort in
Dahlonega, Ga. They will
reside in Jacksonville Beach.


Army Pfc. Derek L. Bishop
has graduated from Basic
Combat Training at Fort Knox,
Ky.
He is the son of David and
Laura Bishop of Jacksonville
Beach and is a 2007 graduate of
Fletcher High School.
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Navy Seaman Recruit
Rudyard W. Pue, son of Judy
A. Browning and Arthur J. Pue
of Jacksonville, recently com-
pleted U.S. Navy basic training
at Recruit Training Command,
Great Lakes, Ill.
Pue is a 2007 graduate of
Sandalwood High School.


BIRTH


Mrs. Austin Holland


Holland-Rogers


Austin Nichols Rogers of
Jacksonville and Rob William
Holland of Pacific Palisades,
Calif., were married Saturday,
Dec. 1, at St. Mark's,Episcopal
Church in Jacksonville.
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. James Naughton
III of Atlantic Beach and Mr.
and Mrs. Arnold Sabrie Rogers
of Jacksonville. She is a gradu-
ate of The Bolles School and
the University of North
Carolina.
The groom is the son of Dr.


and Mrs. John Rob Holland. He
is a graduate of Episcopal High
School and was a magna sum
laude graduate of Wake Forest
University. He is employed by
CREO Capital Partners.
Caroline Rogers Nichols was
the matron of honor. Lindsay
Lois Tygart was the maid of
honor. John William Andrews
IV was the best man.
The couple are spending
their honeymoon in Nevis,
British West Indies and will
reside in Pacific Palisades.


FOR THE SENIORS


Douglas Peacock and Stephanie Toney


Stephanie Ann Marie Toney
of Neptune Beach and Douglas
Allen Peacock of Jacksonville
have announced their engage-
ment to be married.
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Rick and Bonnie Toney of
Neptune Beach. She is the
niece of Earleen Shord.
She is a graduate of Fletcher
High School and is studying for
an associate of arts degree in
art history from Florida
Community College at
Jacksonville. She is the owner
of Surfside Beads by Stephanie,
Wrap Up The Beaches, and is


an independent consultant for
Arbonne International.
The groom is the son of
Frank and Carol Peacock of
Jacksonville. He is a graduate of
Ed White High School and is
studying to earn an IT manage-
ment certification from Florida
Community College at
Jacksonville.
He is the owner of
Photography by Doug, and a
web designer for Sand and Surf
Web Design.
The couple plan to wed' in
December 2008.


NO-DOUGH DINNER


photo submitted
Diane Wright, incoming president of Navy League/Mayport
Council and Capt. Aaron Bowman of Mayport Naval Station.


FROM CONTRIBUTOR
The Mayport Council of the
Navy League provided dinner
for 168 family members of
local servicemen on Nov. 28.
The Navy League has com-
mitted to fund five more of
these "No Dough" free meals,
which are served twice a
month at the Mayport USO
Center.
In recent months, the
Military Officers Association of
American, Mayport chapter
has successfully solicited spon-
sors and volunteers from sever-


al military and civic organiza-
tions to help the USO serve the
free dinners.
The dinners are popular with
the families of young deployed
servicemen and women, serv-
ing either aboard ship or over-
seas, whose financial resources
are often stretched to the limit.
Future dinners are scheduled
for Monday, Dec. 10, and
Monday, Jan. 7. The meal is
served from 5-7p.m.
For more information; con-
tact the Mayport USO at 246-
3481.


Players Community Senior
Center Activities
The Players Community
Senior Center, 175 Landrum
Lane, Ponte Vedra Beach, offers
piano ,lessons with Natasha'
Dorman starting at 1 p.m. Dec.
5. The class is for Beginners
and costs $40 four lessons. A
minimum of five students is
required. Call 280-3233 to reg-
ister. On Dec. 6, it's a "Salute To
Broadway," with Ocean Palms
Elementary students at the
Senior Center. Also that day,
it's Seniors vs. Crime from 11
a.m.-2 p.m., and guest speak-
er/author Nancy Murray will
talk from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. On
Dec. 11, The Players
Community Senior Center
partners with the Cultural
Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
for a Ballet & Art Extravaganza
from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. The LEO
Bookmobile visits the Senior
Center from 10:30 a.m.-12
p.m. on Tuesdays. Call 280-
3233 for information.
Coastal Community Center
Activities
The Coastal Community
Center, 180 Marine St., St.
Augustine, ,offers "The
Christmas Story" from 1-4 p.m.
Dec. 6. The $5 ticket price also
includes snacks and beverages.
A Christmas Tea, with holiday
music and festive refresh-
ments, will be held from 1-3
p.m. Dec. 16 at the
Community Center. Tickets are
$10. And Dinner and a Movie,
"It's A Wonderful Life," is
offered from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Dec. 20. The cost is $10. Call
209-3700 for information or
reservations.
St. Augustine Jazz Society
The St. Augustine Jazz
Society, in partnership with the


St. Johns County Council on
Aging and Coastal
Community Center, presents
holiday cheer from 6-8:30 p.m.
Dec. 7 at the Coastal
.. Comypity.,,ete, 180 1
Marine St. There will be danc-
ing, singing and swaying to old
favorites, and maybe a few new
tunes, too. Dinner, cooked by
COA chefs, will be available for
$10 per person. The cost
includes complimentary beer
and wine. The St. Augustine
Jazz Society is a non-profit
organization founded by a
group of musicians and area
residents who enjoy jazz and
swing music. The evening is
part of the group's outreach
program. Call 209-3700 for
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photo submitted
The Foundation Academy inducted 11 new members into the National Honor Society and four new members into the Junior
National Honor Society. Membership in both organizations is based on scholarship, leadership, service and character. Members
and new inductees shown are (back row, from left) Simon Patel, Kristina Everidge, Cassidy Butler, David Medina, Kevin La
Moureaux, Katrina La Moureaux, Emily Butler, Jennifer Brady, Alexis Wahnon, Victoria Kelly, Jacob Watson, Christopher Medina
and Hadley Struss. (Front row, from left) Jeremy Kline, Carlos Preciado, Rachael O'Rourke, Kevin Baker, Natalie Fernandez, Juan,
Preciado, Ashley Goins, Erica Gercken and Alexandra Harwood.


OUT OF AFRICA


photo submitted
Atlantic Beach Elementary
recently hosted children's
author and wildlife photog-
rapher Patsy Smith
Roberts (left), who enter-
tained the students with
stories and experiences
from her many trips to
Botswana.Her presenta-
tion also included her
wildlife photographs, lion
claws, porcupine quills and
warthog tusks. Some of
her book titles are "Rory,
the adventures of a Lion
Cub," "Willis the
Warthog," and "Kabelo
The Adventures of a baby
Giraffe."


The Fletcher High School
Class of 1979 is planning its
30- year reunion for the sum-
mer of 2009. The class website:
http://mysite.verizon.net/resxj
vh7/fletcher79/
For more information, con-
tact Rick Poppell at fletch-
er79@verizon.net

The Fletcher High Dance
Department will present its
"Winter Dance Concert" at 7
p.m. Thursday. Dec. 13, in the
school auditorium.
Students in all six dance
classes at Fletcher will perform
ballet, jazz and modern dance
techniques. Admission is $5 at
the door.

The Navy Wives Clubs of
America give 30 scholarships
in amounts from $1,000 to
$1,500. The grants are present-
ed with the knowledge that no
repayment is expected from
the recipient.
Those eligible for the grants
are the natural born, legally
adopted or stepson or daughter
of an enlisted member of the
Navy, Marine Corps or Coast
Guard on active duty or retired
with pay or the son or daugh-
ter of a deceased member of
these categories.
Applicants must have a valid
dependants I.D. card (United
States Uniformed Services
Identification & Privilege
Card). Applicants must show
basis of need for financial assis-
tance, have a scholastic stand-
ing of at least a 2.5 grade point
average (GPA), and be a gradu-
ate of an accredited
High School or it's equiva-
lent or will qualify for gradua-
tion prior to beginning eligibil-
ity for assistance. Applicants
should be physically capable of


completing the course under-
taken and should be of good
moral character. The grants are
for tuition, room and board,
fees, and books.
The deadline for scholarship
applications is May 30. Please
send a self-addressed stamped
envelope with your request for
an application. Scholarship
applications can, be obtained
from the following address:
Diana Bower, NWCA
Scholarship Director, 11538
Broad Leaf Drive, Jacksonville,
EL 32225. Applications may
also be downloaded from the
Navy Wives Clubs of America
Inc. website www.navy-
wivesclubsofamerica.org.

First Coast Community
Music School is a non-profit,
community minded organiza-
tion dedicated to providing the.
highest quality music instruc-
tion for children, adults and
families, regardless of back-
ground or experience. The
school has a wide selection of
programs :and instruction is
available-:' for after-school,
evening and Saturday lessons.
The instructors are distin-
guished music professionals
who provide quality individual
instrumental and vocal
instruction.
The Jacksonville Symphony
Youth Orchestra is the school's
premier resident performance
group and offers qualified stu-
dents an outstanding perform-
ance venue. Students are also
offered the opportunity to par-
ticipate in Chamber Music
Ensembles and other musical
groups as well as music theory
and music history.
Visit http://www.fccmusic-
school.org.


SRecipes: Cabbage GranchirSalad by Guthrie h


Cont. from A-8
been a family favorite for
many years, she said.
Vegetable casserole recipes
and salads are always wel-
come at covered dish din-
ners. "Sharing Our Best" has
a variety of great recipes in
these categories, including
Dot Barker's recipe for
Senator Russells Sweet
Potatoes and Marty
Guthrie,'s Cabbage Crunch
Salad.
Last but not least, the
dessert table at most covered
dish dinners always has a
tempting selection of cakes,
pies, candies, cookies, and
fruit desserts. Lib Pope's
recipe for Pound Cake,
which has been a favorite at
church auctions, is one of
many delicious dessert
recipes in "Sharing Our
Best."
SYoung Justin Jenkins was
one of several children who
have recipes in the cook-
book. His Makeover Peanut
Butter Pie combines a lower
calorie creamy peanut butter
filling in a chocolate cookie
crust.
The cookbook is $10 and
can be purchased at the
church office at 324 5th St.
N. or from any church mem-
ber. For information, call the
office at 249-2314. Proceeds
from the sale of the cook-
book will benefit the
church's youth department.

The following recipes are
from "Sharing our Best."

Ruby's Fried Chicken
(Ruby Richardson)

1 whole chicken
1 quart peanut oil
4 cups all purpose flour
5 shakes Louisiana hot
sauce
black pepper to taste
4 Tbsp. Magic Seasoning

Cut chicken into pieces. In
a large bowl, mix flour, pep-
per and seasonings. Place
chicken in bowl. Sprinkle
hot sauce on chicken.
Dredge chicken in flour. Put
oil in deep. pot or deep fryer
and heat oil to 350 to 370
degrees. Deep-fry the chick-
en 15 to 20 minutes to a
golden brown.
Yield 5 to 7 servings.


Sunday Dinner
(Denise Dize)

two and one-half lb. top
round or bottom round steak
1 envelope onion soup
mix
1 small can mushrooms
onion, sliced thin
1 can brown beef gravy
Cut steak in serving size
pieces. Dredge meat in flour,
salt and pepper. Lightly
brown in skillet with a little
oil (do not thoroughly cook).
Put in a 13 x 9 inch baking
dish.
Put the following ingredi-
ents in this order: Sprinkle
onion soup mix all over
meat. Pour mushrooms
(including liquid). Place.
sliced onions all over meat.
Mix beef gravy with can of
water, then pour all over
meat. Note: Don't stir once
everything is in dish. Cover
with foil and bake at 250
degrees for 4 to 4.5 hours.
This is great with mashed
potatoes and veggie casse-
role.

"Fix this dish on Saturday
night and put it in the
refrigerator (covered with
foil). Sunday morning before
going to Sunday School, put
in oven. This is fork tender
after coming home from
church."

Big Joes Conch Chowder
(Joe Lewis)

2 lb. conch
one-half lb. salt pork,
finely chopped
2 medium onions, finely
chopped
6 cloves of garlic, finely
chopped
1 large bell pepper, finely
chopped
1 (28 oz.) can tomatoes,
drained and chopped
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
1 tsp. Tabasco sauce
12 bay leaves
2 T barbecue sauce
1 T oregano leaves
one and one-half tsp. salt
1 tsp. freshly ground black
pepper
2 qt. hot water
1 T vinegar
3 lb. white potatoes,
peeled and cubed
In an 8-quart cast-iron
Dutch oven over medium
heat, fry the salt pork until
crisp or well done. Add the


onions, garlic, and green
pepper. Saute until tender.
Add the next 8 ingredients
and simmer over low heat
for 10 minutes. In the con-
tainer of a food processor or
in a meat grinder, grind
conch.
In a 6 quart pot, combine
2 quarts water, vinegar, and
processed conch and bring
to a boil. Stir this mixture
into the mixture in the
Dutch oven and simmer over
very low heat for 2 hours.
Add cubed potatoes and sim-
mer until potatoes are ten-
der. Remove bay leaves
before serving.
Serve piping hot with
saltine crackers or Cuban
bread and have a selection of
hot sauces for the' tough
guys.

Pound Cake
(Lib Pope)

2 sticks of butter
3 cups of sugar
3 cups of flour'
dash of salt
1 tsp. vanilla
one-half cup shortening
6 eggs
one-half tsp. baking pow-
der
1 cup milk
Cream together butter,
shortening, and sugar. Add
eggs (one at a time). Mix
together flour, baking pow-
der, and salt. Alternately add
flour mixture, milk, and
vanilla. Mix until smooth.
Grease pans and lightly
flour. Star in cold oven at
350 degrees. This makes 2
loaf pans or 1 large cake.
Bake loaf pans for 1 hour
and 20 minutes.

Senator Russell's Sweet
Potatoes
(Dot Barker)

3 cups mashed sweet pota-
toes
1 T vanilla
one-half cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
Mix and pour into a but-
tered casserole.

Topping:
1 cup light brown sugar,
packed
one-half cup flour
one-third cup butter
1 cup chopped pecans


Mix with fork and sprinkle
on top. Bake at 350 degrees
for 30 minutes.

Cabbage Crunch Salad
(Marty Guthrie)

1 head of cabbage (or 2
bags angel hair cabbage)
4 Tbsp. sesame seeds
4 green onions
1 cup slivered almonds,
roasted
2 pkg. Ramen noodles
(chicken flavor), crumbled
Mix all ingredients except
noodles, almonds, and
sesame seeds.

Dressing:
2 Tbsp, sugar
1 cup oil
6 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp. salt and pepper
1 pkg. chicken flavor from
noodles
Mix and chill. Add dress-
ing, crumbled noodles,
almonds, and sesame seeds
right before serving.

Makeover Peanut Butter
Pie
"Kid's Recipe" from
Justin Jenkins

3 oz. fat-free cream cheese
one-half cup confectioners
sugar
1 8 oz. carton fat free
frozen whipped topping
-1 chocolate crumb crust
(9-inch)
one-third cup reduced-fat
peanut butter
one-quarter cup fat-free
milk
In a mixing bowl, beat
cream cheese until fluffy.
Mix in peanut butter and
sugar. Gradually add milk,
mix well. Gently fold in
whipped topping. Spoon
into crust. Refrigerate
overnight. Yield: 8 slices.
One slice = 280 calories.

Cheese Ball
(Eloise Stevens)

1 small container
Kaukaunna sharp cheddar
cheese
1 8oz. block of cream
cheese
1 pkg. Good Seasons origi-
nal Italian dressing mix
Mix softened cheese with
dressing mix. Form into ball.
Make 1 to 2 days before serv-
ing. Serve with Ritz crackers
or crackers of your choice.


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The.Neptune Beach Senior
Center may undergo approx-
imately $91,000 worth of
capital improvements if a
grant from the state is award-
ed, according to Director
Leslie Lyne.
Lyne' applied for the grant,
offered by the Florida
Department of Elder Affairs,
which is awarded "strictly for
capital improvements" late
last month because the
center is in need of some
"major" improvements, she
said.
"I would think that we'd
have a really good chance of
getting it," she said, adding
that "there wasn't a whole lot
of turn around time"
between when the grant was
offered and when all the
paperwork had to be com-
pleted.
The center was built in
1977 and became the senior
center six years ago.


Lyne said that several reno-
vations have been made to
the building.
With the "traffic and use
now" she has requested the
grant to make several
improvements, including:
*improving the exterior
lighting as a safety measure
*adding new interior light-
ing to "brighten up the
place"
*a new ceiling because the
seams are showing and it
needs to be replaced,, she
said.
*replacing the linoleum,
which is coming up at the
seams
adding new tables and
chairs
*adding a new computer
data tracking system, which
tracks an individual's activi-
ties
Improving the parking
lot, including adding handi-
capped spaces
*adding a walkway to the
east side of the building and


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*hurricane shutters
*adding a larger projector
screen so that patrons can see
movies more clearly
Gov. Charlie Crist desig-
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priation for capital repair,
construction and mainte-
nance of Florida senior cen-
ters in May, according to a
press release.
The grant requires appli-
cants to match 25 percent of
total program costs funded
by the project, according to
the press release.
Lyne said that the com-
bined total of the property
value and other grants the
center has received consti-
tute the 25 percent match.
The center will find out if
they will receive the grant on
Jan. 15, according to Lyne.
The Center serves more
than 850 people each month,
according to a letter of sup-
port for the grant from Vice
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December 5 2007


Inside
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Another regional championship for Nease



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records three sacks as Panthers grind out

a 23-13 victory over Daytona Seabreeze


By JOHNNY WOODHOUSE
ASSOCIATE EDITOR
DAYTONA BEACH Safety valve Jared
MacNaught drops down to stop the run, drops
back in coverage to defend the pass and wreaks
havoc on safety blitzes.
A big-time ball hawk, MacNaught may be
one of the best strong safeties in the state at
any classification.
Friday he showed why.
The 5-11, 205-pound senior returned a fum-
ble for a touchdown, broke up three passes and
logged three sacks for minus-12
yards in Nease's grinding 23-13
triumph over Seabreeze High at
Daytona,Municipal Stadium.
Th'e third-round state playoff
win earned the state-ranked
Panthers (12-1, Class 4A No. 4)
the right to host No. 5 Pace (13-
0) on Friday at Panther
Stadium.
Friday's winner moves on to
play either top-ranked Miami
Washington (12-0) or No. 2
Armwood (13-0) in the 4A
state championship game
Saturday, Dec. 15, at the
Orlando Citrus Bowl. We got
MacNaught, for one, has
been down this playoff road stops and J
before. A three-year starter for down put tt
the Panthers, he has appeared
in two previous state title early. Its a
games and has started 13 state play [defe
playoff games since 2005.
Against previously unbeaten lead. At ha
Seabreeze (12-1), MacNaught our boys, I
scooped up his sixth fumble
recovery of the season and his hold it.
second for a score. He also
broke up two passes in the end
zone, including a 2-pointer. Danr
On Nease's final defensive
series, MacNaught, slicing in Defensive
on a safety blitz, cut down


Sandcrabs tailback Leroy Houston for a 5-yard
loss on first down.
On second-and-15, he batted away a screen
pass intended for Seabreeze receiver Paul
Weber.
On third-and-long, MacNaught watched with
pride as junior linebacker James McVeigh made
an open-field tackle on Houston for a 4-yard
loss that essentially put the brakes on
Seabreeze's school-record season.
"That was great play-calling by our coaches
during that whole series," MacNaught said


after the game.
"They set us up for big plays there and we
executed the plays on all downs. We got scared
a little bit when Ted went down. We knew the
defense had to step up."
Alarm bells went off on the Panthers sideline
when star quarterback and 4A player of the
year candidate Ted Stachitas re-aggravated a
knee injury with 5:30 to play before halftime.
Stachitas suffered a 9-yard sack on the play,
forcing a punt that led to the Sandcrabs only
touchdown drive of the first half.
Seabreeze cut the deficit to 16-13 on a 10-


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yard TD pass with 2:12 remain-
ing in the third quarter.
After icing his injured knee
at halftime, Stachitas returned
to lead Nease on an 11-play,
72-yard scoring drive with 5:15
left in the game.
Nease's defense, led by
MacNaught, closed the deal
with a 3-and-out series, allow-
ing the-offense to run out the
final three minutes of the
clock.
Graham Bates scored a pair
of 2-yard rushing TDs for
Nease out of its super power
alignment and Andrew Barker
had a 37-yard field goal.
The Panthers rushed for 102
yards on 41 carries, and
Stachitas threw for 107 yards
on 9 of 13 passing.
Seabreeze was held to 70
yards on the ground and 106
through the air. Houston
(1,400 total yards, 18 TDs) was
limited to 48 all-purpose yards.
Sandcrabs QB Troy
Dannehower (1,549 passing,
536 rush) had 48 of his 52
rushing yards on one play. He
was 14 of 26 passing with TD
strikes of 7 and 10 yards, but
no pass completions over 17


yards.
"We got some big stops and Jared's touch-
down put them in a hole early," said Nease
defensive coordinator Danny Cowgill.
"It's a lot easier to play [defense] with a lead.
At halftime, I told our boys, 'It's our job to
hold it.'"
Offensively, the pivotal play for Nease was a
44-yard, play-action pass hookup between
Stachitas and senior wide receiver Jordan
Anderson (3 receptions for 67 yards).
Nease had called six consecutive running


plays before the backbreaker air strike, which
Anderson hauled in at the Seabreeze 1-yard
line.
"He ran a post and we had a wheel [route]
behind it," said Stachitas, who is 88 yards shy
of a 2,000-yard passing season.
"The safety kind of sat and lost track of
Jordan and I threw it right behind him. Great
play-calling and great execution is.what it takes
to win."
Senior placekicker Zack Cooper booted four
touchbacks and a 51-yard punt. Hunter Bates
had 45 return yards.
Brett Russi, Ty Carzoli and John Gallagher
each had a quarterback sack. Nease posted
eight tackles for loss for minus-46 yards.
"Our defense feeds off of big games like
this," added Bates, one of three Panthers with
100 or more tackles.
"We're hustling to the ball all the time. One
of our rules is no loafs. We actually chart that.
Nobody wants to be the loaf king."
MacNaught (88 tackles) and Bates (four inter-
ceptions) are not the only star performers on


the Nease defense.
Cover corner Graham Bates has 79 tackles,
five for loss, two fumble recoveries and one
pick. Down lineman Ramon Booi (64 stops)
has 17 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles.
Carzoli, a defensive end, has 80 stops, 13 for
loss, 12 sacks, and 17 quarterback pressures.
Gallagher (86) has 25 tackles for loss, 12.5
sacks and 17 QB pressures.
Riley Haynes has a team-high 129 stops and
fellow linebacker Brian Cosgrove (73) has 18
tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks. Russi has 100
stops, including 15 for loss. McVeigh has 89
tackles. Junior down lineman Frank Souza (81
stops) has 21 tackles for loss and a team-lead-
ing 21 QB pressures.
STATE NOTES: No. 2 Armwood (13-0) rolled
over No. 6 Tampa Plant 36-7, as senior tailback
Eric Smith (1,192 rushing yards, 15 TDs) paced
a 300-yard rushing effort for the host Hawks.
QBs Mywan Jackson and Rob Jones also rushed
for scores. Plant QB Aaron Murray (state record
51 TD passes) had a 25-yard TD run.


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Photo by ROB DeANGELO
Seabreeze safety Jonathan Scott (24) was flagged for interfering with Panthers receiver Patrick
Barker (80) on this play that led to a 37-yard field goal by Nease kicker Andrew Barker.


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Nease's 23-13 victory over Seabreeze in the regional championship played last Friday night in Daytona Beach. The Panthers host Pace this Friday night with the winner advancing to the state title game.
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der, reds and sheepshead are
coming out of the creeks as
well as along the rocks.
Offshore, bottom fishing
continues to be the talk of
the bait shops and there's
plenty of talk about the good
action along the jetties.
Last Thursday and Friday
anglers on the "Mayport
Princess" accounted for 40
snapper to seventeen
pounds, several big grouper,
six amberjack and lots of sea
bass and beeliners on each


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Rusty Borthwick and Mike
Tandarich had to release 20
short snapper before they
caught three larger ones they
could clean. They also had
good action on the sea bass.
The action has really
improved along the jetties.
Mike Morris and David King
got things started last week
with their catch of 30
sheepshead and three reds.
Freddy Bridges and his 8-
year-old grandson Dalton
Hamm caught three flounder
to six pounds in their
favorite creek before moving
to the jetties and netting
eight sheepshead. Dalton
continues to catch the most
fish, his grandfather said.
Capt. Dave Sipler made
two trips to his favorite trout
spot last week. He caught
over 50 trout (yellowmouth
and speckled), three reds and
a sheepshead on those two
trips.
James Gergley, Matt
Hamilton and Jonathan
Moran worked the river bank
with finger mullet and mud
minnows last Monday morn-
ing and caught 15 flounder
to eight pounds.
On Wednesday, James with
his friend Steve on the
"Head Hunter" stayed in the
canal and creeks to catch 10
reds, seven drum and two
snooks.
Jetty guide Fred Morrow
with John and Wanda Cox
on the "Little Yvonne"
caught 19 drum to eight
pounds, a pair of reds and
seven sheepshead.
Capt. Mike Morris with
Daniel and J.J. Amonet
anchored along the jetties
last Sunday morning and
caught seven speckled trout.
The trout took live shrimp..
Larry Finch and friend Vic
Tyson fished together last
Sunday along the big jetties
and caught their limit of
sheepshead and drum.
Earlier in the week, Larry
fished the surf and the pier
at St. Augustine. On each
trip he filled his cooler with
pompano, drum and whit-
ing. His largest pompano
weighed four and a half
pounds.
Walter Harris ws just one


Photos submitted
ABOVE: Fred Bridges and his grandson Dalton Hamm had a great day at the jetties pulling up
these big flounder and sheepshead. BELOW: Isaac Robinette, visiting from Tennessee, caught
this six-pound sheepshead recently from the Jacksonville Beach Pier.


of the many smiling ,
anglers coming off the
Jax Beach Pier last
week with excellent
catches*of whiting,
sheepshead and drum.
Walter caught 30 on
each trip last
Wednesday and
Thursday.
Spencer Brogden
caught his limit of
sheepshead aid drum
on each of his trips to
the Pier last week.
Lewis Taylor and
Scott Bennett got in
on the whiting action
last Sunday. They left
the pier with 25 whit-
ing and a dozen yel-
lowmouth and blues.
The pier action should
be fast and furious for
the next few months.
Al Wiltshire and
Wayne Ezell have
found a special fish-
ing spot near N.A.S.
on the river. They
pulled up 25 yellow-
mouth and a dozen
whiting last Sunday
fishing from Al's
"Sharkey's Den II."
Good Fishin'.


Mike
Guno
used
fresh
dead
shrimp
for bait
to catch
this 10-
F pound
black
drum
'from the
pier
over the
week-
end.


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Most teams aren't happy with bowl selections


One thing almost all col-
lege football teams have
in common is that
they're almost universally
unhappy with their bowl desig-
nations.
The Gators would like to be
playing for bigger marbles than
a Capital One Bowl title
against Michigan in Orlando.
Georgia thinks it should be
playing for a national champi-
onship in New Orleans instead
of tangling with Hawaii in the
Sugar Bowl.
In fact, nearly everybody
thinks his team should be play-
ing for the BCS championship.
Here's one solution for next
season: Create a dozen nation-
al championships or more.
One to any team that has won
at least five or six games. Make
Everybody happy. After all,
they've created enough bowls
to go around now, why not a
championship for everybody?
The Dogs in Athens had a
good year, but good enough
for No. 1? They were rated by
the accepted rankers as No. 4
heading into last weekend's
action. If they are better than
that, let Georgia play LSU,
Ohio State and Oklahoma to
prove it.
Of course, this would keep
games going on for weeks but
think of the money the schools
and-television networks could
make. Isn't that the name of
the game now?
Florida head coach Urban
Meyer isn't thrilled with
Orlando, but who besides net-


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shows in the morning, t
weather reports on Flori
mention Orlando. The r
us, in Jacksonville, Mian
Tampa, St. Petersburg, d(
exist as far as the New Y
people think.
This will be the first y
ages that Steve Spurrier
be taking a team to a bo
Super Steve will just hav
satisfied staying home ar
ing money from his pals
the golf course. It's still 1
throw your visor on a go
course.
The Gator Bowl gets V
and Texas Tech. Not bad
.what did we expect? At
both teams should bring
- again, that's the nami
game.
Alabama is having a fi
because the Liberty Bowl
take the Tide. Time was
,the Bama folks thought


Liberty wasn't big enough for
them. How times have
changed.
The ACC Championship
Game is up for adoption, and
if.there's a soul here who does-
n't know why, then he hasn't
been paying attention. The
spectators at last Saturday's
exhibition between Boston
College and Virginia Tech must
have felt like they were at a
private party, where only the
: very exclusive were invited.
There were a reported 53,212
;ON fans in Jacksonville Municipal
Stadium,, but it looked like a
lot fewer. Even at that, though,
it was a disappointing turnout
vork to say the least.
he Fifty thousand carcasses in
da only an arena designed to accom-
est of modate twice that many is an
ni, insult. It's like marbles rattling
on't around in a tin can.
ork This was the third install-
ment of the noble experiment
ear in known as the ACC
won't Championship Game, and
wl. after a fair start in its first year
e to be when Florida State met
nd tak- Virginia Tech, the results are
Son getting more embarrassing. The
.egal to Noble Experiment was what
)lf they called Prohibition back in
the post-World War I days.and
Tirginia that was a noble bust.
, and This experiment is no bust
least there's room for a champi-
fans onship game for the Atlantic
e of the Coast Conference --it just
isn't in Jacksonville where one
t more "classic" competes with
I won't the Gator Bowl, high school
when games, the Georgia-Florida
the contest and Jaguars for Joe


Photo by ROB DeANGELO
Undoubtedly Georgia head coach Mark Richt, above with outstretched arms, believes his team
should be playing for a national championship after being ranked No. 4 in the BCS poll.


Public's hard-earned bucks.
There is talk of moving the
ACC title game to Charlotte,
North Carolina, Tampa ,or even
into the wilderness of Atlanta.
With the traffic that city has,
50,000 fans might just wander
into the stadium to see what's
going on.'


We shouldn't look at hosting
the ACC Championship Game
as something at which we've
failed. The Friday luncheon
and all the side attractions
made everything first-rate.
That. combined with the
.weather, which won't be
matched many places in


December, should be a tribute
to Jacksonville. The fans who
went seemed to enjoy it. There
simply weren't enough of
them.
When will the powers-that-
be learn they're not playing
with both dice if the Gators
aren't one of the teams?


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Photo submitted
Sun Deli recently earned a 20-15 victory over Angle's Subs in rec league softball. Front row: Mike
Firestone, Rob Newell, David Bernstein, Bill Francisco, Jeremiah Bernstein. Back row: Eric James,
Jeff Lawton, Eric Blanks, Lyle Gardner, Mark Chiarello, Danny Purdue, John Hayes, Jeff Tabb.


Basketball League
Registration for youth bas-
ketball at the Winston Family
YMCA continues.
The Super Sports league is
for children ages 4 to 7 of all
skill levels. Fee for members is
$65 and $105 f6r program par-
ticipants.
The Premier League is for
children ages 8 to 16 and is a
competitive travel program
playing games against other
local YMCAs. Fee is $80 for
members and $130 for pro-
gram participants.
Forboth leagues, games
begin Dec. 1'3 and 14.
To register, visit the Y at 170
Landrum Lane in Ponte Vedra.
Payment must be made at the
time of registration.

Beaches Basketball
League
A beaches basketball league
is open to boys and girls 3'
years old through 5th grade.
The league starts December 29
and runs through Saturday,
March 1.
Play consists of an eight-
game season and all players
receive a T-shirt, trophy and
basketball.
For more information or an
application, visit beachesbas-
ketball.com or phone Tommy
Hulihan at 349-2611.

Christmas Sports
Camps
A sports camp will take place
at St. Paul's School during the
Christmas break. Camp will
take place in two sessions:
December 20-21 (cost is $50)
and Dec. 26-28 (cost is $75).
Campers will participate in
team sports and age-appropri-
ate activities like basketball,
flag football, kick ball, tag
games and more. On Fridays,
all campers will receive a T-
shirt, have pizza and go to
Beach Bowl for bowling.
For more information and an
application, visit beachesbas-
ketball.com or phone Tommy
Hulihan at 349-2611.

Fitness Camps
Registration is now open for


Beach Girls Fitness, an outdoor
fitness program for women of
all fitness levels.
The fitness camp involves a
total body workout designed'
to help women lose weight,
gain energy and-boost self-
esteem.
Camps take place Mbndays,
Wednesday and Fridays from
5:30 a.m. until 6:45 a.m.
For more information phone
Pushpa Duncklee at 403-9568.
or visit beachgirlsfitness.com.

Heisman Voting
The Jacksonville QB Club
encourages football fans to
participate in this year's
Heisman Trophy voting. ESPN
and Nissan are sponsoring a
contest in which the top vote-
geeter will get one official vote
for the award.
Fans can vote once a day
until the end of the contest in
early December.
For complete details, visit
espn.go.com/espn/contests/the
heismanvote/vote.

Soccer
The Over Forty Soccer Club
plays at the San Pablo Fields
(opposite Fletcher High School)
Sunday mornings..
Contact John Goetz at 654-
4832 or via e-mail at
Hawkvalves@aol.com for more
information.

Sports Peformance
Camp
A sports performance camp
for kids (ages 8 to 14) will take
place Dec. 17-21 at Jacksonville
Indoor Sports, 3605 Phillips
Highway.
Camp will include Titus
Performance offering speed,
strength and agility training
for young athletes. There will
also be skills training in basket-
ball, volleyball, lacrosse, hock-
ey, soccer, baseball and foot-
ball.
Campers should bring their
own lunh and water bottle.
Camp is intended for athletes
seeking to advance their athlet-
ic skills.
For more information phone
346-3946 or register online at
jaxindoorsports.com.


Photo submitted
Beaches Chapel School's junior varsity basketball team won its first game of the season over
Guardian Lutheran, 19-18. From left: Daniel Moffitt, Joshua O'Brian, Jacob Luten, C.J. Hurst, Robert
Kalin, Alan Whitaker, Alex Whitaker, Drew Godwin, Anthony Ragsdale coaches Dale Whitaker and
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Inventor of Gatorade passes


D doctor, why don't foot-
ball players pee after a
game?"
This question was posed to
Dr. Robert Cade back in 1965.
Dr. Cade, a University of
Florida physician, would ulti-
mately determine that players
became dehydrated during
their sports participation, not-
ing that some could lose as
much as 18 pounds of fluid
weight during the course of a
three-hour game in the
swamp-like conditions at
Florida Field, with additional
losses of blood sugar, as well as
losses of sodium and chloride
excreted in sweat.
So basically they couldn't
pee, for they had nothing left
to give.
With $43 in supplies, Cade
began working on a replace-
ment fluid that would give
back players what they lost -
fluids, sugars, and salts. His
first brew, known as Cade's
Cola was reported to taste like
toilet bowl cleaner.
In order to improve the
taste, Cade's wife suggested
some sugar and lemon-lime
juice be added. .
Cade's first test subjects were
the freshman players, for head
coach Ray Graves didn't want
to hurt any. of his varsity play-
ers. After none of them
became sikk off the brew, its
use became widespread to aid
the varsity Gators, and thus
Gatorade was born.
The first full season that
Gatorade was used was 1966,
the year that Steve Spurrier


GREGORY
SMITH, M.D.
CONTRIBUTOR

won the Heisman Trophy.
Unfortunately, the doctor
couldn't take any credit for
that, for Spurrier preferred to
drink Coke on the sidelines.
Opposing coaches began to
notice a difference though, as
the Gators became known as a
second half team. After a 27-
12 loss, Georgia Tech coach
Bobby Dodd said that his team
lost simply because, "We did-
n't have Gatorade. That made
the difference."
Gatorade led to the develop-
ment of the $5 billion dollar a
year sports drink market and
has brought in over a $110
million dollars in royalties to
the University of Florida, now
averaging about $6 million per
year.
Cade also would receive a
large royalty check and with
the money he would fund 30
scholarships to the university
each year, and help finance


organ transplants for indigent
patients.
Since its creation, Cade was
proud that the formula had
changed very little, although it
is now available in 50 different
flavors across the world and is
sold in 80 different countries,
Cade said that he always
thought Gatorade would be
used only by sports teams and
never dreamed it would be
purchased by regular con-
sumers.
Cade continued to work for
the University of Florida
where he taught medicine,
saw patients, and continued
his research until he was 76,
retiring in 2004. His research
included kidney disease,
hypertension, exercise physiol-
ogy, autism and schizophre-
nia.
This past week in Jackson-
ville, Dr. Robert Cade died at
the age of 80 due to kidney
failure. "That pee question
changed my life," he once
said.
Keep Infections
off the Team
Over the last few months,
there have been multiple
newscasts and newspaper
reports about infections
caused by a specific Staph bac-
terial infection called MRSA.
Television reporters often .
will call this a superbugg"
infection. MRSA is named for
Methicillin resistant Staph
aureus, which describes the
particular bacteria, as well as
its resistance to many normal
antibiotics, including


Methicillin.
Many are led to believe that
this is some new infection that
is ravaging our schools and
hospitals. However, MRSA is
by no means new, and in fact I
wrote the following article
about MRSA three years ago.
MRSA is a treatable infec-
tion, is now common in the
general population, and is not
simply spread in the hospital
setting. The number one
method of preventing MRSA
spread is through normal
washing of the hands.
Given the recent increased
publicity about MRSA, I did
feel it was appropriate to run
an "encore presentation" of
the following:
David is an offensive tackle,
who comes off the football
field, and looks to grab a
moment's rest before heading
back into the game. You know
that he has been working
hard, evidenced by some
blood, sweat,' and grime that
coats his skin.
He grabs a towel, to at least
wipe his face, and maybe dry
his hands. But, then a
turnover occurs, and he must
jump up, run back into the
game, and resume the battle
in the trenches.
The towel is left behind, lay-
ing on the bench, waiting for
,the next player to come along,
maybe to at least wipe his
face, or dry his hands.
It is not the most sanitary
thing, but this scenario hap-
pens over and over again on
sidelines across the country.


And infections are starting to
show up as a result.
A break in the skin is all it
takes for bacteria to gain entry
and begin the process of devel-
oping an infection. When
athletes share towels, equip-
ment, or trade jerseys during
practice, the bacteria are
passed from player to player,
making the situation worse.
Skin infections can become
much worse as well, spreading
bacteria through the blood-
stream, leading to pneumonia,
bone infections, or abscesses,
or widespread blood infections
called sepsis.
Over the last few seasons,
high school football teams
across the nation have had
several players hospitalized for
particularly virulent staphylo-
coccus aureus, or staph infec-
tions.
Even elite college teams,
such as The Southern Cal
Trojans and members of the
Miami Dolphins, have come
down with these particular
infections.
What is most concerning for
physicians is not simply the
infections themselves, but the*
particular strain of staph bac-
teria that is causing some of
these infections, a highly viru-
lent and antibiotic resistant
strain called MRSA.
MRSA is not typically seen
in infections in the general
population, but is more com-
mon in infections treated in
the hospital setting. Common
antibiotics do not work
against MRSA, requiring the
use of more specialized drugs.


away
The Centers for Disease
Control also reported MRSA
outbreaks occurring among
teammates of a fencing club in
Colorado, and a wrestling
team in Indiana.
The best method of treating
the spread of infections is to
reduce the development of the
infection in the first place.
Proper hygiene is a must.
Players should not share tow-
els, and all equipment should
be cleaned thoroughly and
regularly. Shower soon after
games and practice, and clean
up any cuts or scrapes.
Should you develop any red-
ness, streaking, boils or any-
thing suspicious for infection,
seek medical attention.
This column is written to dis-
cuss issues regarding sports, medi-
cine, and safety. It is not intend-
ed to serve as a replacement for
treatment by your regular doctor.
It is only designed to offer guide-
lines on the prevention, recogni-
tion, and care of injuries and ill-
ness. Specific concerns should be
discussed with your physician.
Mail your questions to Gregory
Smith, MD Sportsmedicine,
1250 S. 18th Street, Suite 204,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.


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age of Division. college foot-
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HOLIDAY


HAPPENINGS


Yuletide Swing
The St. Johns River City Band will
perform a "Yuletide Swing" concert at
7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Jacksonville
Public Library Auditorium. Admission
is free.

Holiday Concert
The Don Thompson Chorale per-
forms a joint holiday concert with the
First Coast Wind Ensemble at 7:30
p.m. Dec. 6 at Terry Hall, Jacksonville
University, 2800 University Blvd. N.,
Jacksonville. Call 358-0196 for infor-
mation.

Christmas Luncheon
The Sawgrass Players Club Women's
Association will have a Christmas
luncheon at 11 a.m. Dec. 6 at the
Marsh Landing Country Club. Pianist
Stephan Fennell will entertain.

Holly Ball
The black tie Holly Ball, major fund
raiser for the Ponte Vedra Woman's
Club, will be held Dec. 7 at TPC
Sawgrass. Money raised goes to local
charities. The event begins at 7 p.m.
with cocktails; dinner starts at 8 p.m.
The cost is $125 per person. There will
be tables of eight or 10. The evening
will have a holiday theme, along with
silent and live auctions. Contact
Margaret Lane at 280-0871 or Fran
Shields at 285-6108 for reservations.

First Artist Member
Holiday Exhibition
The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra
Beach, 50 Executive Way, holds its
first Artist Member Holiday
Exhibition from Dec. 7-Jan. 12.
Opening night, Dec. 7, from 6:30-8
p.m., will be free to the community.
For information, visit www.ccpvb.org,

Nutcracker Ballet
The Nutcracker Ballet benefiting
Dreams Come True will be held at
Christ Church in Ponte Vedra Dec. 8.
Call 285-6127 for information.

Shop-n-Drop
Children are invited to the Adele
Grage Theatre in Atlantic Beach for a
holiday party from. 2-6 p.m. Dec. 8.
Activities are provided for the kids,
who are supervised by city staff while
parents take time to shop in Town
Center.


SANTA


OPEN HOUSE/FUND RAISER


Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, 1860 Starratt Road, Jacksonville, will
hold its Santa Open House/Fund raiser from noon-6 p.m. Dec. 15. Santa and
his elves will be available for photos, and lions, tigers, cougars, leopards,
foxes and serval will be on view. Tours are $10 per person for 7 years and
older, $5 for ages 3-6, and free for ages 2 and younger. Call 757-3603 for
information.


Holiday Regatta of Lights
The 27th annual Holiday Regatta of
Lights will be held in St. Augustine at
6 p.m. Dec. 8. Visitors and residents
may view the boat parade, along the
Entire Avenue de Menendez bayfront
and seawall, from the grounds of the
fort, the Bridge of Lions and from the
eastern shore of the bay. For informa-
tion, call the St. Augustine Yacht Club
at 824-9725 or visit
www.sayc2000.com.

Holiday Sing-Along
A Holiday Sing-Along will be held.


from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 8 in Bull Memorial
Park. The event is free. Cookies and
light refreshments will be served.
There will also be a snow machine
and visit from Santa.

Sugar Plum Fantasies
Children will be treated to a morn-
ing at Roy's, 2400-101 S. 3rd St.,
Jacksonville Beach, at 11 a.m. Dec. 8.
Children will be able to create their
own Hawaiian gingerbread house
with the help of Roy's pastry chef. The
cost is $25 per child. For information,
call 241-7697.


Holiday for Jazz
A "Holiday for Jazz" concert will be
held Dec. 8 in the Palms Presbyterian
Church Sanctuary, 3410 3rd St.,
Jacksonville Beach. Call 246-6427 for
information.

Snow and Ice in Forecast
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre has
been transformed into a Winter
Wonderland and will be that way
through Jan. 6.
*Ice Skating: The first real outdoor
ice skating rink in St. Augustine's his-
tory will be open daily from 11 a.m.-4
p.m. (private lessons and field trips
will be offered through Dec. 7, and
Dec. 10-14) and each night from 6-10
p.m. It'll cost $8 to skate and $2 to
rent skates. Call 904-471-1965 to
schedule private or group lessons.
.*Theatre: Theatre Saint Augustine
presents its original adaptation of
O'Henry's "Gift of the Magi." The
presentation runs through Jan. 6.
Showtimes are 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturdays; with matinees
at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday.
. Snow: It will snow every night at 9
p.m. Magic snow can be purchased to
throw at one another.
*Sleigh Rides: $10 for adults and $4
for children. Sleighs glide past
Southern Red Cedar, Magnolia and
Oak trees adorned in holiday lights
with views of Notina's Pond.
*North Pole Visit: Santa will
chitchat about elves, gifts and cookies
and be available for visits from 3-7
p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday
through Dec. 23.
*Elf Village: Who can build the best
elf house? Contestants can showcase
an elf house in the elf village. Creative
freedom is encouraged. Houses are
8x10 feet with a 4-foot door.
*Holiday Shopping: Shoppers can
meet featured artisans, browse unique
products, pick up holiday decorations
and have fun while completing a hol-
iday shopping list.
*Good tastes and smells: Fire pits
for smores, hot chocolate, apple cider,
homemade cookies and a wide variety
of food and holiday treats will be
available throughout "Winter
Wonderland."
*Community: "Winter
Wonderland" will host free events at
6 p.m. on the following days:
Tuesdays-Dec. 11 and and Dec. 18:
Storytelling with Kaye Burns (St.


Wednesday, Dec. 5
Beaches Watch: Beaches Watch meets at 7
p.m. in the Administrator's Conference Room at
Fletcher High School, 700 Seagate Ave., Neptune
Beach. The meeting is open to the public. Call
513-9242 or visit www.beacheswatch.com.

Holiday Party: The Ponte Vedra Chamber of
Commerce's Holiday Party will be held from
5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Summer House Clubhouse,
700 Ocean Place, Ponte Vedra Beach. The event
is free to chamber members, who should bring a
$15 gift to share with fellow members.

Santaland Diaries: "Santaland Diaries". is on
stage through Dec. 8 at the Limelight Theatre,
11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. Showtimes
are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m.,
with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets cost
$20. For information, call 825-1164.

Thursday, Dec. 6
Beaches Kiwanis: The Kiwanis Club of
Jacksonville Beaches meets at noon at Selva
Marina Country Club. The speaker will be from
the USO. The cost to non-members is $15. For
information, call club president Neil Powell at
343-3571 or visit www.beacheskiwanis.com.

Lifestyle Realtors: Lifestyle Realtors christens
its new office at Beaches Town Center, 200 First
Street, Neptune Beach, from 5-8 p.m. by pop-
ping the cork to show appreciation for past and
present customers. RSVP via e-mail to
cgrubbs@lifestylerealtors.com or by calling
241.0855.

RWCDF December Luncheon: The RWCDF
December Luncheon will be held at the Florida
Yacht Club, 5210 Yacht Club Road, Jacksonville.
The event begins with a social gathering at
11:30 a.m., followed by a meeting at noon.
Special guest will be former Jacksonville Jaguar
Tony Boselli. RWCDF 2008 elections will be held
and gifts collected for the foster children of
Duval and children of the Justice Coalition. The
cost is $30; reservations are required. Call Cindy
Graves at 448-0801.

SPCWA Christmas Lunch: The Sawgrass
Players Club Women's Association holds its
annual Christmas Luncheon starting at 11 a.m.
at Marsh Landing Country Club. Entertainment
will be provided by pianist Stephen Fennell.

Friday, Dec. 7
Art with A Heart: Classic Blends of St.
Augustine sponsors a silent auction for charity
from 5 p.m.-midnight. Proceeds go to Art with A
Heart, a non-profit organization committed to
providing hospitalized children with an oppor-
tunity.for expression and creativity through fine
art instruction. There also will be live music.

Evening at San Pablo: San Pablo Elementary
School's PTA Silent Auction and Spaghetti
Dinner will be held from 6-9 p.m. to raise funds
for a playground renovation project and other
programs at San Pablo. The school is at'801 18th
Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach. The public is wel-
come to attend and bid on auction items. A
spaghetti dinner, bake sale and Starbucks coffee


will be available for purchase.

Saturday, Dec. 8
A1A Annual Christmas Party: The A1A
Annual Christmas Party at Cliffs at The Beach to
benefit the USO will be held starting at 6:30
p.m. The day also is Jimmy Buffett Day In
Jacksonville. Entertainment will be provided by
Jim Morris and the Big Bamboo Band. Attendees
are asked to bring a new toy to be distributed to
the USO.

American Ballroom: American Ballroom and
Contemporary Dance Association, Inc., meets at
Bolero's Ballroom, 10131 Atlantic Blvd., Doors
open at 7:30 p.m.,, with the dance starting at 8
p.m. There will be no lessons this month. The
evening, which is a BYOB event with a formal or
club dress code, offers a live band, free setups
and snacks. Guest admission is $12. For infor-
mation and reservations, call 246 2858.

Shelby's in December: A variety of activities
take place in and around Shelby's Coffee Shoppe
in Neptune Beach this month. Music in the
Courtyard will be heard at Shelby's Dec. 8, with
U4EA playing from 7-10 p.m. An art exhibition
by Rachelle Moes kicks off from 6-8 p.m. Dec.
14. And the North Beaches Art Walk will be held
Dec. 20.

Monday, Dec. 10
American Legion: The next monthly meeting
of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 316; 1127
Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, will be at 8 p.m.
For information, call 247-0202 or 241-8271.

Beaches Integrated Social Services: The
Beaches Integrated Social Services monthly net-
working meetings, formerly held at 1st
Missionary Baptist Church in Jacksonville
Beach, resume Dec. 10 at a new location. The
resumption meeting will be from 10:30 a.m.-
noon at South Jacksonville Beach Community
Center, 2508 South Beach Parkway. Guest speak-
ers will be Michael Cochran of the Sulzbacher
Center, who will talk about the Hope Van, and
Gloria Evans McNair of the Duval County
Health Department, whose topic will be the ado-
lescent pregnancy prevention program, "It's a
Family Affair." Future meetings are planned Jan.
14 and Feb. 11 and will be sponsored by Beaches
Resource Center and Beaches Emergency
Assistance Ministry (BEAM). Call Linda
Hemphill at 270-8200, ext. 14.

Leave 'em Laughin': The December meeting
of the "Leave 'em Laughing" Tent, the
Jacksonville chapter of- the International Laurel
& Hardy Appreciation Society (a/k/a Sons of the
Desert), will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. at the
Pablo Creek Branch Library, 13295 Beach Blvd.,
between Kernan and Hodges Boulevards.
Admission is free to all ages; free light snacks
and sodas will be served. The movies to, be
screened are the 1933 Popeye cartoon, "Seasin's
Greetinks!"; the silent Laurel & Hardy short sub-
ject, "Big Business" (1929); and the Laurel &
Hardy feature, "March of the Wooden Soldiers"
(1934). For information, call Steve Bailey at 246-
0312 or visit the Tent's website at www.leaveem-
laughing.com.


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Johns County Public Library event)
Thursday-Dec. 6: The Battersby
Duo (St. Johns County Public Library
event)
Thursday-Dec. 13: Short Story
Contest (St. Augustine Record event)
Wednesday-Dec. 26: Kwanzaa
Celebration with Xhabbo (St. Johns
County Public Library event)
Thursday-Jan. 3: Mark Allan
Magician (St. Johns County Public
Library event)
Winter Wonderland family passes
are $60 and include 10 skating passes.
Winter Wonderland is sponsored by
the Tourist Development Council,
WSOS and St. Johns County Public
Library System. The St. Augustine
Amphitheatre is at 1340C A1A South.
For information, visit
www.staugampiitheatre.com or call
904- 471-1965.

Holiday Favorites at IMAX
Advance tickets are available for
two holiday favorites, "The Polar
Express" and "Happy Feet," which are
returning to the IMAX big screen for
the winter season. "The Polar
Express" opens Dec. 14 and "Happy
Feet" begins Dec. 17. Tickets to both
can be purchased at www.wgv.com.
The features run through Jan. 6.
Tickets for each are $10 for adults.
with discounts for children, military,
seniors and students. A complete film
schedule, as well as additional ticket
information, can be obtained on-line
at www.wgv.com or by calling 904-
940-IMAX (4629). Tickets also can be
purchased at the World Golf Hall of
Fame IMAX Theater box office.

St.Johns County Festival
of Trees
The third annual St. Johns County
Festival of Trees runs to Dec. 9 at the
County Convention Center, adjacent
to the Renaissance Resort at World
Golf Village. The event, free and open
to the public, showcases trees and
wreaths decorated by businesses,
organizations, families and friends in
the community. The festival is open
daily from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and from 9
a.m.-3 p.m. the final day, Dec. 9. Trees
will be part of a silent auction, with
all proceeds raised going directly to
two St. Johns County-based charities.
For information on the Festival of
Trees or to obtain a commitment
form, call 940-4010 or 'go to
www.wgv.com.


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'SOOTHING SOUNDS'


Photo submitted
Linda Grenville and musicians perform soothing music for those entering Tranquil Waters during
the most recent North Beaches Art Walk. The walk puts local artists, musicians and the public
together and is held the third Thursday of every month. More than 200 people attended the pro-
gram, which featured a children's booth, hosted by the Jacksonville Watercolor Society. The
December 20 Art Walk will feature Holiday and Christmas music with venues for the children.
Merchants from Town Center and the surrounding area participate.


Social service meeting to focus

on pregnant teens, homeless


FROM STAFF
The Beaches Integrated
Social Services monthly net-
working meetings will resume
Monday.
The meeting will be held
from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the
South Jacksonville Beach
Community Center, 2508
South Beach Parkway in
Jacksonville Beach,
at the corner of Osceola and
South Beach Parkway, next to
the fire station.
Michael Cochran of the.
Sulzbacher Center will speak
on the Hope Van, a mobile
street outreach ministry servy,
ing the homeless In jddition,-


Gloria Evans McNair of the
Duval County Health
Department will speak on ado-
lescent pregnancy prevention
program.
Holiday refreshments will be
served. Future meetings are
being planned and will be held
on the second Monday of the
month and will be sponsored
by the Beaches Resource Center
and Beaches Emergency
Assistance Miriistry (BEAM).
The meetings were previously
hosted at 1st Missionary Baptist
Church in Jacksonville Beach
and sponsored by the Beaches
Neighborhood' :Piartnership for;
theProtection of Chlidren.


Depression during the


holidays can have many


different triggers, causes


by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
The air grows colder. The days grow shorter.
Twinkly lights line the streets and festive carols
are piped through every store.
For most, these are the welcoming beacons of
the holidays. But for those suffering from
depression, they signal a painful time of year.
"December can be a depressing time for some
people," Virginia Smith, president of the local
chapter of Depression Bipolar Support Alliance.
Stress is a common trigger of holiday depres-
sion. The pressure of holiday shopping, finan-
cial strain, family and work commitments com-
bined with daily responsibilities can take an
emotional toll on some people.
Family situations including divorce, death,
separation and remarriage can also play a signif-
icant role.
"There is an increasing body of knowledge
that says the holidays are a period of time that
is, for many, stressful at the least and for others,
downright depressing," Dr. Richard Boyum said
on SelfCounseling.com.
Managing time wisely and setting reasonable
goals ranging from holiday visits to mailing of
Christmas cards can minimize the effects of the
holiday depression.
Limiting the price of gifts and drawing names
can also help cut down on the stress.
"The Thanksgiving to New Year's holiday sea-
son occurs during the time of year when there
are the fewest number of hours of daylight."
Known as seasonal affective disorder SAD is
a specifier of major depression that can reoccur
at certain times of the year, usually in the win-
ter.
"SAD is a diagnosable mental health disorder
that may require treatment. If you regularly
experience a significant, lasting, downturn of
mood when the weather gets colder and day-
light lessens, then you should consider consult-
ing a health professional to discuss your symp-
toms," said Douglas Jacobs, M.D., Associate
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard med-
ical School.
These seasonal episodes often mimic depres-
sive or bipolar disorders, according to the
American Academy of Family Physicians.
Depression generates a series of symptoms
including a persistent sad, anxious or empty
mood, disrupted sleep patterns, changes in
weight and appetite, loss of pleasure in activities
once enjoyed, chroriic physical symptoms that
do not respond to treatment, feelings of hope-
lessness, worthlessness and guilt and thoughts
of suicide.
With SAD, symptoms may include increased
appetite, excessive sleeping, chronic fatigue,
inability to maintain a regular lifestyle schedule,
weight gain and a lack of interest in social inter-


actions described as "a hibernation during the
winter months" by those crippled by the disor-
der.
According to the website
psychologyinfo.com, symptoms must be pres-
ent for two consecutive years without any
occurrences of non-seasonal depression to be
properly diagnosed as SAD.
"Researchers are still -trying to determine if
this is a separate disorder or simply the mani-
festation of recurrent major depression," the
site notes.
"Is the depression caused by a decrease in sun-
light, by colder weather or by the increased iso-
lation and stress of coping with the winter
monthss"
Researchers contend that the decreased expo-
sure to the sun throughout the winter months
can trigger SAD.
Walking outdoors is a recommended method
for alleviating "cabin fever." Productive activi-
ties such as reading can also be done in con-
junction with light therapy.
Medical professionals suggest rearranging
your home or office to maximize exposure to
the sun.
Depression affects more than 19 million
Americans each year and is the leading cause of
disability in the country. Fewer than half of
those diagnosed with depression seek treatment
but studies show that more than 80 percent of
those who do seek treatment show improve-
ment.
"Getting screened or evaluated is a smart, sen-
sible way to take care of your health and ensure
that you can enjoy the pleasures of the season,"
Jacobs said.
Notes Boyum, "Remember the spirit of the
holidays. Our major holidays involve some very
special messages that we need to remember," he
said.
"However great or small, there are things to
be celebrated."
For information and tips visit
www.DepressionIsReal.org.


Wednesday
Art Association: The Pablo
Towers Art Association meets
from 12:30-3 p.m. Call 246-
4158 for information.

Cancer Support Group: The
Cancer Support Group at
Baptist Medical Center Beaches
meets at 6 p.m. at the Florida
Cancer Center in Medical
Office Building B on the hospi-
tal campus. Call 247-2910 for
information.

Man to Man: Man to Man
meets on a quarterly basis at
Baptist Medical Center
Beaches, Jacksonville Beach.
Man to Man is an education
and support program for peo-
ple dealing with or interested
in learning about prostate can-
cer, while at the same time pro-
viding a forum for survivors
who can offer support and
encouragement to those newly
diagnosed. For information
about Man to Man, call the
American Cancer Society at
249-0022.

Music Appreciation: The
Jewish Community Alliance
brings music to life the second
Wednesday of each month.
Music appreciation will be
held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The
annual fee is $10 for members,
$15 for non-members. JCA is
located at 8505 San Jose Blvd.
For information, call 904-730-
2100, ext. 221.

Ribault Garden Club: The
Ribault Garden Club holds
"Fun with Flowers" the second
Wednesday of the month,
October through April, in its
clubhouse at 705 2nd Ave. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. A different
flower designer appears each
month. Everyone who attends
goes home with a floral
arrangement. The cost is $15
per person. For information or
to make a reservation, call 246-
4641.

Overeaters Anonymous:
Overeaters Anonymous meets
at 7 p.m. every Wednesday at
Baptist Beaches East Pavilion.
Enter left of Main Entrance.
For information, call 704-
4782.

Toastmasters of Pote Vedra:
Toastmasters of Ponte Vedra
meets from 7:30-8:45 a.m. in
the administration building of
the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club.
Coffee is served. For more
information, call Michael
Steele at 904-910-1982 or visit
http://pontvedrabeach.free-
toasthost.net.

Yoga for Health: Yoga for
Health & Healing is offered
from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at
the Neptune Beach Senior
Activity Center. The class is
designed for those reluctant to
attend a regular class but want
to learn the fundamentals of
yoga. For information, contact
Leslie Lyne at the Senior
Activity Center, 270-1688, or
call the teacher, Nancy
Rathburn, at 386-6453.

Thursday
Kiwanis Beaches: Kiwanis
Club of Jacksonville Beaches
meets at noon at Selva Marina
Country Club, 1600 Selva
Marina Drive, Atlantic Beach.
Visit www.beacheskiwanis.com
for information.

Nightlife at the Cummer:
Nightlife at the Cummer, for-
merly Cafe Nights, is held from
7 to'10 p.m. the second
Thursday of every month at
the Cummer Museum of Art &
Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave.,
Jacksonville. The event is free
to members and $8 for non-
members. For information, call
899-6025.

Overeaters Anonymous:
Overeaters Anonymous meets
at 7 p.m. every Thursday at
Coastal Baptist Church (Rear),
750 Girvin Road. For informa-
tion, call 220-2939.

Republican Club of Beaches:
The Republican Club of the
Beaches meets the second
Thursday of the month at the
Adele Grage Cultural Center,
716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic
Beach. The evening begins
with a 6:30 p.m. social, fol-
lowed by a 7 p.m. meeting. For
information or membeTship,
call Scott Chestnut at 536-
7671.


Friday
Brown Bag Lectures: Brown
Bag Lectures take place from
noon to 1 p.m. the first Friday
of each month at the GTM
Reserve Environmental
Education Center, 505 Guana
River Road. Attendees should
bring lunches and questions.
The lectures are free and open
to the public. For information,


call 904-823-4500.

Exchange Club: The
Exchange Club of the
Jacksonville Beaches meets
from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Selva
Marina Country Club, 1600
Selva Marina Drive, Atlantic,
Beach. The club website, for
information about speakers
and programs, is
www.j axbeachexchangeclub.c
om. For information about the
club or to join, contact Jack
Morison at 904-318-7162 or at
jmorison@jaxbeachexchange-
club.com.

Fletcher Alums: A Fletcher
alumni group meets at 11:45
a.m. the second Friday of every
month at Gene's Seafood
restaurant on Penman Road in
Jacksonville Beach.

MS Support: A multiple scle-
rosis support group meets from
1:30-3:30 p.m. the first Friday
of each month 'at the Beaches
Public Library, 600 Third
Street, Neptune Beach. Friends
and family are welcome. For
information, call Diana Lain at
246-8841.

Ocean Waves Quilters: The
Ocean Waves Quilters meet at
10 a.m. the second Friday of
the month at Ponte Vedra
Presbyterian Church. The
groups makes quilts for
Hospice. For information, call-
Marylou Seeger at 273-2796.

Recovery, Inc.: Recovery,
Inc., a mental health support
group,.meets at 6:30 p.m. at St.
Paul's Catholic Church's
Family Life Center, 578 1st
Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach.
Call 247-3299 for information.

River City Singles Clult The
River City Singles Club, Inc., a
chapter of the Singles
Association of Florida (SAF),
holds a dance from 8-11 p.m.
at the Knights of Columbus
Hall, 1501 Hendricks Ave.,
Jacksonville. Admission is $8,
$7 for members. Live music,
snacks and refreshments are
provided. For information, call
779-1234.

Yoga at Cobalt Moon:
';,'!'B.uilding4 Your Practice" is
offered at Cobalt Moon for
those interested in deepening
their yoga practice with new
postures, breath and body
awareness. The class is held
from 9-10 a.m. For informa-
tion, call program director
Kristen DiCarlo at 525-5867 or
visit the Cobalt Moon Gift
Shop.

Saturday
Adopt-A-Rescued-Kitty:
Kittens and cats that have been
veterinarian-checked and test-
ed, and that have shots and
been neutered, are available for
adoption from noon-6 p.m. at
PetCo at Atlantic and Kernan
boulevards.

American Ballroom: The
American Ballroom and
Contemporary Dance
Association meets at 8 p.m. the
second Saturday of the month
at Bolero's, 10131 Atlantic
Blvd. Guest admission is $12.
Call 246-2858.

Contra Dance: "Contra
Dance" at Cobalt Moon Water
Studio is offered from 8-11
p.m. the first Saturday of each
month. It's for regulars and
newbiess." The caller, Charlie
Dyer, introduces and breaks
down each dance before start-
ing so no experience is neces-
sary. Live music is provided by
Full Circle, and refreshments
are available. Call Kristen at
525-5867 for information.

First Coast Romance Writers:
First Coast Romance Writers
meets from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. the
second Saturday of each
month. Meetings are free and
open to the public. Visit
www. firstcoastromancewrit-
ers.com/workshops.htm for
details on upcoming work-
shops

League of Storytellers: The
Beaches League of Storytellers
meets at 10:30 a.m. every sec-
ond Saturday from September
to May at the Ponte Vedra
Beach Branch Library. The sub-
ject for this season will be
"Florida." The public is invited.
Call Nancy Avera at 874-9270.


Lupus Support Group:
Monthly lupus support group
meetings will be held Dec. 8,
Jan. 12 and Feb. 16. All meet-
ings will run from 1:30-3 p.m.
For information, contact
Nancy or Glenn Asbell at
asbells@bellsouth.net or call
the support group at 904-384-
3009 and leave a message. The
call will be returned.


Overeaters Anonymous:
Overeaters Anonymous meets
at 9:30 a.m. every Saturday at
Christ Episcopal Church,
Ponte Vedra Beach. For infor-
mation, call 632-9301.

SIG: The NFMUG Beaches
Macintosh Special Interest
Group (SIG) meets at 10:30
a.m. the second Saturday of
each month at the Beaches
Branch Library, 600 Third St.
N., Neptune Beach. All meet-
ings are open to the public.

Yoga for Athletic
Enhancement: "Yoga for
Athletic Enhancement" is held
from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the
Cobalt Moon Center, Neptune
Beach. The class, taught by
Michael and dedicated to
those pursuing athletic goals,
will help improve quality off
life. For information, call pro-
gram director Kristen DiCarlo
at 525-5867 or visit the Cobalt
Moon gift shop.

Sunday
Breathing For Peace:
Breathing For Peace, an intro-
ductory meditation class, is
offered from 1-2 p.m. at Cobalt
Moon Center, Sky Studio, 217
First St., Neptune Beach.
Taught by instructor Carol
Lutker, the class teaches meth-
ods of breathing meditation to
help increase relaxation and
concentration while bringing
health benefits and inner well-
being. The fee is $50 for six
weeks or $9 per session. Call
386-793-3013 for information.

Buddhist Teaching and
Guided Meditation: Each
Sunday, from 10-11:30 a.m., a
different topic applicable to
"improving daily life is taught
by Buddhist teacher Carol
Lutker at Cobalt Moon Center,
217 First St., Neptune Beach.
The donation is $9, $5 for stu-
dents. For information and
other class times, call 386-793-
3013.

Depression Support:
Depression Bipolar Support
Alliance-Jacksonville Beaches
meets at 5:30 p.m. at Beaches
Medical Center, 1350 13th
Ave. S. Visit www.dbsajax.org
fpr formationn ., -, .,

'Free Yoga and T"ai Chi: Free
Yoga, from 10-11:15 a.m., and
T'ai Chi, from 11:30 a.m.-
noon, will be held with Cobalt
Moon instructors. The sessions
are open to all levels in Cobalt
Moon Center's Water Studio.
Call Kristen at 525-5867.

Twin Heart Meditation
Group: This group meets from
4-5 p.m. at Peaceful Journey in
North Shore Plaza, Atlantic
Beach. Global meditation
from Pranic Healing focuses on
creating planetary healing and
world peace, which begins
within. Love offerings are
accepted. Call Diane at 382-
5823 for information..

Monday
Atlantic Beach Women's
Connection: Atlantic Beach
Women's Connection meets
the first Wednesday of each
month at Selva Marina
Country Club. All are wel-
come. For information, go to
atlanticbeachwc@yahoo.com.

Beaches Business Association
[BBA]: The Beaches Business
Association meets at noon at
the Jacksonville Beach Golf
Club, 605 Penman Road S.
Annual dues are $35, and each
buffet lunch costs $7. There are
no other meeting fees. This
month's guest speakers are
Cathy Parker on Dec. 10, talk-
ing about Football Turf for
Alaska, and Stan Miller of H&R
Block on Dec. 17, speaking
about Investment Tax.
Meetings won't be held Dec.
24 and Dec. 31. Visit
www.jaxbba.com.

Beaches Watch: Beaches
Watch meets at 7 p.m. the first
Wednesday of each month. Its
meetings are open to the pub-
lic. For information, call 513-
9242 or visit www.beach-
eswatch.com.

Career Cabal: Jane Wytzka, a
career and executive coach,
hosts a job seekers group,
Career Cabal, from 7:30-8:30
a.m. every Monday at Shelby's
Coffee Shop, 200 First Street
North, Neptune Beach. The


cost to attend is $10. For-infor-
mation, visit www.janewytz-
ka.com.

Kripalu Yoga: "Yoga: A Focus
on the Body," a basic/interme-
diate class that focuses on a
specific area of the body each
week, meets from 9-10 a.m. at
Cobalt Moon. For information,
call program director Kristen
DiCarlo at 525-5867.


MEETINGS


Remembrance cruise
for Parl Harbor departs
from Mayport station

Jacksonville area veterans
will spend a day at sea aboard
USS John L. Hall (FFG-32)
Dec. 7 in remembrance of
those lost during the 1941
attack at Pearl Harbor.
Sponsored by the Fleet
Reserve Association Branch
290, this annual commemo-
rative service has been a
Mayport tradition since
1966. Guests from various
veterans' organizations,
including Pearl Harbor sur-
vivors, are expected to attend
this year's observance.
Ceremonies will include a
Memorial -service. with a
/wreath-laying. , .. '


LOCAL HELP AVAILABLE

A depression and bipolar support
group meets at 5:30 p.m. Sunday
at Baptist Medical Center Beaches
at 1350 13th Avenue S. in
Jacksonville Beach.
For information and tips visit
www.DepressionlsReal.org.


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Decem er 5, 2007


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State Park; fishing, view, private, good ac-
cess, $89,500 (866)789-8535.

3-35 ACRE tracts near Mountrie, GA.
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EAST OF 3RD
Neptune: 1 1/2 blocks to ocean, 50x110ft,
$419,900. S. Jax Bch: 1/2 block to ocean,
40x65ft, $375,000. Call 716-8455.



VILANO BEACH, FSBO, 3BR/2BA w/ga-
rage. 1 block to beach. Large fenced yard.
(WOW) Only $284,000. (904)228-7630.
8am to 7pm.
VIRTUAL OPEN House
Stop wasting gas
We're open online!
Buy a home and get
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904-476-SOLD
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate
NEPTUNE BEACH, 4/2, 1500sf, within 4
blocks to beach, corner lot, 70x118,
$40,000 under appraised value. 454
Lora St. Asking $349,900. 662-6522.
SOUTHSIDE AREA, 3/1 C.B. home,
10,000sf lot, new everything! Windows to
Travertine. Call Elizabeth 415-5454. Real-
ty Executives of Ponte Vedra, Inc.
ATLANTIC BEACH, CUTE 3/2 w/pool, pri-
vacy fence. $400,000, 376 Seminole Rd.,
613-6199.
WATERFRONT
PONTE VEDRA SACRIFICE
3/2 on Intracoastal Waterway- Fabulous
"Old Florida" tree cover, dock, to be sacri-
ficed at $795,000. 535-9915 broker/ own-
er.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH *
Nice 3/2, garage, fenced yard, screened
porch, new roof, hardwood floors. Only
$199,900. You'll be moving soon, if you
just call June @ 994-3608, Remax Ad-
vantage.
AFFORDABLE
ATLANTIC BEACH
3BR/2BA townhouse, 1400sf, mint condi-
tion; financing available regardless of
credit. Zero money down. Zero points/
closing. Payments, $920/mo. includes
mortgage, taxes, & insurance. $159,900.
Will co-op. Call 333-4641.

JAX BEACH. 5BR/2BA, 2300sf On 2 lots.
New roof, heat pump, plumbing & siding.
$360,000 OBO. 249-8637.


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300 Pets 648 Pressure Washing
310 Pets for Sale 650 Painting
330 Stables/Livestock 651 Pest Control
340 Lost/Found Pets 652 Plumbing
Announcements 653 Pools
400 Notices' 654 Photography
405 Travel 655 Rain Gutters
415 Personals 660 Remodel/Const.
420 Legal Services 665 Repairs
425 Legal Notices 670 Roofing
440 Misc. Lost/Found 675 Sprinkler,& Wells
450 Instructions/Schools 677 Tree Service
460 Weddings 678 Tile
Employment 680 Upholstery
500 P-T Help Wanted 685 Wallpapering
510 F-T Help Wanted 690 Water Treatment
520 Job Services Health Services
530 Bus. Opportunity 700 Massage Therapy
540 Child Care 710 Health Care Serc.
550 Work Wanted 730 Caregivers
555 Career/Seminars For Sale
Service Guide 800 For Sale
600 Services
600 Services 805 Music & Instr.
601 Air Conditioning 810 Antiques
602 Alterations 815Auctions
607 Auto/Boat Detailing 820 Wanted to Buy
608 Auto Repair 825 Trade
609 Bus. Services 830 Consignment
830 Consignment
612 Carpet
613 Catri Garage Sales
615 Cleaning 840 Garage Sales
615 Cleaning 85Jax Beach
618 Electronics 850 ax Beach
619 Electrical Services 852 Neptune Beach
620 Equip. Rentals 854 Atlantic Beach
622 Fences 856 Mayport
623 Finan. Services 857 Ponte Vedra
625 Firewood 858 West Beaches
631 Computer Services 859 Jacksonville
634 Lawn Mower 860 Flea Market
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635 Lawn Svc/ Transportation
Landscpg 905 Auto Rental
636 Locksmith 915 Boats
637 Marine Const. 930 Motorcycles
638 Marine/Boating 950 Campers/RV's
640 Concrete/Masonry 970 TrucksNans
645 Moving & Storage 980 Automobiles


DOCKABLE LAKEFRONT w/log cabin on-
ly $89,900. Fish from your front porch
(2100 sqft. log home package) on wooded
lakefront in park-like setting. Gorgeous
Tennessee lake in private community.
Excellent financing. Call now (888)792-
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.707 Osborne Street

r 3',676 Sq. Ft.

Great Investment Opportunity
In Downtown St. Marys, Ga.
This property was recently
rezoned from C-2 to C-1.
Please call 912-882-4927 for more
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PONTE VEDRA, TPC Sawgrass, Bermu-
da Court, 2BR/2BA. $60K renovation:
granite counter tops, new cabinets,
249,900,655-5990.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, pool, fireplace,
2car garage, new appliances, $300,000.
No realtors please. (904)249-1890.
NEPTUNE BEACH, FSBO- 5BR/3BA. By
appointment only. Fenced yard, hot tub,
storage building. All for $360,000.
(904)866-8720.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3000sqft., 4/2.5, for-
mal living & dining, open floor plan,
screened pool, family neighborhood,
$525,000, 422-0771.


ATLANTIC BEACH, 281 Pine St., 1500
sqft., 3/2, 1car garage, fenced yard, stone
fireplace, 2 decks, new roof, new siding,
screened porch, new plumbing.,5 blocks
to ocean. $359,900. (904)759-8860.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 4BR/3BA, 2200sf.
Large family? This house is ideal for you.
Priced under market. Call now for more in-
formation. 803-9270.
FSBO, SAWGRASS, SFH, 2BR/2BA,
$50,000 remodel. New roof, kitchen cabi-
nets, carpet, Travertine floors, crown
molding granite countertops. $249,900.
(904)463-0505.


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JAX BCH, Villas Marsh Landing; 2/2, up-
per flat, garage,. $1050/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.
SOUTHSIDE, NEAR Hart Bridge, large
2BR, WDHU, island kitchen, $700/mo/ in-
cludes water. No pets or smokers.
307-2841
ATLANTIC BEACH- Oceanside,
2BR/2BA condo w/club pool, just steps to
beach! $1100/mo. All South Realty,
241-4141.
SOUTH VILANO Beach, 2BR/2BA town-
house, private beach access, $950/mo.
Call Elizabeth, 415-5454. Realty Execu-
tives of Ponte Vedra, Inc.
OCEAN VIEW, Neptune,, 2BR/1BA, hard-
wood floors, laundry room, deck.
$1350/mo. 703-5172.
NEPTUNE BCH. 2148 Florida Blvd.
2BR/1.5BA, renovated 2005, WDHU,
fenced back yard, credit.check, No Cats/
Non-smoking. $895/mo. (904)221-5833.
1ST STREET NEPTUNE BEACH
2BR/2.5BA Townhome W/D, dishwasher,
fireplace, berber carpet, 18" ceramic tile,
private balcony, private patio, $1300/mo.
Available Nov. st. 333-8462, Harrigan
Properties Realtor.
NEPTUNE BCH, 2BR/1.5BA, fenced in
back yard, CH&A, utility room, dishwash-
er, 1-888-259-0783.


MARSHFRONT JAX BCH
Sweeping, panoramic views, 3700sf, lap
pool, cul-de-sac. Modern designers home,
400sf in-law suite, 4000sf decks & cov-
ered patios. First $975,000. MLS#393428.
246-5162.
42 SAILFISH Dr, PVB. 1700sf. home,
with 3BR/2BA. New air/ New carpet. Large
remodeled Florida room. $279,900. Call
904-571-1111.
AT MAYO, 3/2/2, 1600sf, $249,000. Bring
all offers. Independent Brokers & Associ-
ates Inc. 247-4333 or 710-3111.
AUCTION NEPTUNE Beach executive
home, 3000sf, pool, 4/3.5 +study; 1414
Forest Marsh Dr. Preview 12/8 & 12/9,
11am-2pm. Auction closes 12/9 at 3pm.
No buyers premium. Call for terms,
(904)307-9107. www.neptunebeachexe-
cutivehomeauction.com.
OPEN HOUSE, great location, move in
ready, short ride to beach and downtown,
3BR/2.5BA, large bonus room, open and
bright, 12768 Avalon Cove Dr. North.,
Jax Golf & Country (off of Beach Blvd).
280-9515, 655-1106. Saturday & Sunday
1-5pm.


137 JARDIN De Mer, $249,000 lease op-
tion, 3/2. 770-429-9331
PONTE VEDRA, 1BR/1BA, oversized at-
tached one car garage; travertine stone
floor, new kitchen cabinets w/granite
counters, vaulted ceilings, 12'x16' wood
deck, $159,900, 463-0505.
AWESOME, 2BR/2BA, end unit condo
with no neighbors above or behind. Full
eat-in kitchen, cozy fireplace and
screened balcony overlooking marsh. Unit
also has private staircase leading to front
door. Resort amenities. $178,000. Watson
Realty, 731-5800.
PVB, OCEAN Grove, 1BR/1BA, full amen-
ities, beach access. Financing available.
$129,900. 226-3968.
PVB- OCEAN Grove, 2BR/2BA, garage,
beach access, lake view, 1070sf. FSBO
$199,500. 904-221-8458.
PVB. SUMMERHOUSE, 2BR/2BA, 5-star,
newly renovated, new appliances, W/D,
fireplace, golf course view, Beach access.
$220,000, 343-8172.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, GATED
2BR/1.5BA, golf course view. $184,900.
Beashside flat, 2BR/2BA, fireplace, vault-
ed ceilings, -screened lanai, lake view. Al-
bolute sale. Best offer by 11/30/07. Kirk
Killebrew (904)463-1131. www.killebre-
wrealty.com


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the answer to your home financing needs.
As a licensed mortgage broker business,
we give you access to .premier national
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PORTSIDE MOBILE Home Park. Beauti-
ful lot Asking $3500 OBO. (904)229-7387.


422 9TH Ave. No. Alsolute sale, best offer
by 11/30. Kirk Killebrew (904)463-1131.


GREAT OCEANVIEW
1BR balcony, ceramic tile floors, WDHU,
walk-in closet, assigned parking, $875/mo.
($900 w/washer+dryer). Ocean View,
160 7th Ave. N. 993-2555.
BeachesApartments.com
LARGE 1 bedroom. Excellent location. 2
blocks to ocean. Very clean. No Pets.
$675/mo. 642-1214 and 241-1219.
'NEPTUNE BEACH>, 2nd floor, 'bbeatiful'
12BR, newly decpg(te ;d off stre~tjpprkipg,,
$1350/mo. (904)612-8868.
NEPTUNE BCH, 1.5 block ocean, small
1BR/1BA, .$600/mo +dep. 214 North
Street. Some utilities included. Pets limit-
ed.Broker/ Owner, 514-4229.
ATLANTIC BEACH Townhouse.
2BR/1.5BA. Freshly painted, ceramic tile
downstairs, WDHU, CH&A. $785/mo+
$650/dep. 718 Cavalla Rd. Call 655-1534.
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.
JAX BEACH, 2/1, downstairs, one block
ocean, WDHU, new carpet. Military/ se-
nior discount. $895/mo +$300 deposit.
1724 N. 1st St. #1, 708-0731.
GREAT 1BR/ 1BA across from beach.
Doesn't get any better! Call Margo
463-0343.


JAX BCH near ocean 2BR apt., lease,
references, $795/mo, 222 4th Ave. So.,
221-4134, 703-5518.
JAX BEACH, 1 block to ocean. 1BR/1BA
apartment. $775/mo. +$700/dep. 524
South 2nd St. 280-2728 Iv. msg.
NEPTUNE, 2/1, upper, 1000sf, 2 blocks
ocean near Town Center, CH&A, WDHU,
small pets ok, $995/mo +$500 dep, milita-
ry/ senior discount 214 Cherry St.
708-0731.
OCEANSIDE
FANTASTIC views, tile floors, laundry
room, assigned parking., 2BR/1.5BA,
$1050mo. 2BR/3BA +den $1250/mo.
Ocean Front, 801 1st St. South. 993-2555
BeachesApartments.com
TWO GREAT condos completely remod-
eled, over 1100sqft 2BR/2BA with private
patio, loft, fireplace, separate storage
room + laundry room. Lawn Service, pool
privileges, beautiful tile throughout, stain-
less appliances, $895/mo., (w/ garage
$950/mo,). Call 887-6033 or 571-6664 or
247-7910.
1511 4TH St. N.- 2BR/1BA apartment. In-
cludes washer/ dryer $800/mo. +sec.de-
posit. No Pets. 742-6940.
ATLANTIC BEACH
Townhouse, steps to Town Center, clean
and move in ready, balcony, 2BR, WDHU,
great parking. Short term/ pets OK.
985/mo. 280-2805.
JARDIN DE MER- 3BR/2BA condo in Jax
Bch! Garage, washer/ dryer included!
$1100/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
NEPTUNE BEACH, three blocks to beach,
2BR/1BA, very nice, dishwasher, balcony,
garage, WDHU, enclosed yard, $1095/mo.
616-2429.
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 591-1218 or 246-8970.
ESPLANADE AT Town Center, 1/1, up-
per, garage parking, $950/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.
ATL BCH, Courtyards, 2/2, ceramic tile,
WDHU, $825/mo. TDO Management.
246-1125.

BEACHES
1.5 blocks to ocean, studio, 1 & 2BR apts.
Pool & laundry room, $590/mo. & up.
241-2781 or 237-0552.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 1BR apartment,
CH&A, tile floors, WDHU, carport, 1.5
blocks to ocean, $825/mo., 246-3739.
ATLANTIC BEACH
207 15th St., 1BR/1BA, with garage,
$700/mo. +dep, ref. required 246-6194.
JAX BEACH, 4 blocks to ocean, clean,
2BR/1BA, CH&A, ceiling fans, dishwash-
er, NO PETS. $760/mo. +$650/sec. dep.
Immediate occupancy. Ref's and credit
check required w/$25 application fee.
614 4th St. N. 254-7644.
NEP BCH, EAST OF 3RD! Huge 2/1 du-
plex, top floor, 1200sf, all professional
hardwood flooring, diningroom, livingroom,
WDHU, CH/A, huge fenced yard, parking
for 2-3 cars. Home warranty. Lowest rent
since 1989, $1030/mo.+ 631-2316.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1 BA, 4 bloclp to ocean,
end unit, no pets. $825/mo +first & securi-
ty. 1302 4th St. So., 993-8883.
NEAR PONTE Vedra, 1 block beach,
quiet safe area, upper 2/1, office, CH&A,
hardwood floors, deck, ocean view, wash-
er & dryer included, $1195/mo. Lower 2/1
$950/mo, lease deposit, 993-1118.
NEPTUNE BCH, 227 Magnolia, 2/1, car-
pet/ tile, garage, $975/mo. TDO Manage-
ment. 246-1125.
NEPTUNE BEACH 2BR/1BA, 1 year
lease, No pets, W/D, $1000/mo, $1000
deposit. 918A 1st Street (between Bay &
Pine). Call 591-1218 or 246-8970.
JAX BEACH, 2.5 blocks to ocean, large
2BR/1BA, CH&A, W/D, deck. $1220/mo.,
655-5367;'803-3099. '"
ATLANTIC BEACH cottage, 1 blo0kctoi
ocean, 1BR/2BA, all appliances included,
A/C. No pets. $1200/mo. with utility allow-
ance +$600/dep. Avail. 1/1/08. 241-5002
or 241-8228 after 6pm.


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ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/2.5BA, garage,
WDHU, five blocks to Town Center &
beach, $1250/mo., (904)742-6423.
ATL BCH Condo, Courtyards @ Mayport.
2BR/2BA, loft, fireplace, WDHU. $900/mo.
+dep. 610-6369.
JAX BEACH- half block to ocean,
2BR/1BA, upstairs unit with landscape,
courtyard and in-ground pool, remodeled
in "04", $1300/mo, $1500 dep. Call Eliza-
beth 415-5454. Realty Executives of
Ponte Vedra, Inc.
JAX BEACHFRONT 2BR condo, no lease,
pet negotiable, $1295/mo. avail immed.
673-1550.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2BR, walk to ocean,
lower duplex. $950/mo. No pets or smok-
ers. 307-2841.
BEACH ACROSS street, incl. private bath.
$599/mo. (904)249-9981.
2/1 APARTMENT, $1300/mo., steps to
beach, newly renovated kitchen and bath-
room, hardwood floors thru-out. Must see!
Call 372-9842 or 359-7741.
OCEANFRONT
Amazing view. Huge 2/2 condo tile.
$1500/mo. Move-in now. (904)536-8333.
1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave. South,
2BR/1BA. $725/mo., 1BR/1BA $600,
(904)891-0606.
3BR/ 2.5BA townhouse, 1/2 block from
ocean. Atl Bch. Gar., $1575/mo. Call Rich
476-8521.
ATLANTIC BEACH
851 Main Street, 2BR/1.5BA TH, fenced,
$775/mo.
JAX BEACH
1BR/1BA, 211 North 8th St., upper apart-
ment, no dogs. $650/mo. Security deposit
equals 1/2 rent. Lawn service included.
Broker/ Owner, 249-8766.
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
247-1417.
PONTE VEDRA, 2BR/2BA condo, E of
A1A! $895/mo. All South Realty, 241-
4141.
1BR APT, 1 block from beach, $750/mo.
water incl. No pets. 607-7425.
JAX BEACH 2BR/1.5BA, 900sf., W/D,
CH&A. $900/mo + $900 deposit, 1 yr.
lease, no pets. 220 17th Ave. N. Call
221-6816.
N. JAX BCH, 308 #5, 4th Ave. N. Small,
cute 1BR 1BA, great location. Water incl.,
laundry avail., $625/mo. 434-4499.
1BR/1BA condo at The Palms at Marsh
Landing. Country Club amenities.
$850/mo. 616-6617.
FURNISHED 1BR guest house, beautiful
setting, pool, includes all utilities, full kitch-
en w/uterisils, laundry room, cable wall
movie channels, TV w/DVD. Available
now, $225/wk., 349-3434.


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NEPTUNE BEACH, 1 block to beach.
New 2BR/2BA townhome, downstairs
w/patio. Wired for home security, handi-
cap accessible, WDHU. All new applian-
ces, garage. A Must See! Ideally located
for walks to beach and town center. No
pets/ smoking. $1350/mo. +dep. (includes
water). 904-246-7924.
SAWGRASS CC, Northgate, 2BR/2BA,
2100sf., 2 car garage. Fireplace. Water to
golf view. $1800/mo. Call Susan
(904)514-7150.

S. JAX BCH
2 BR APTS
CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730.
SIMPLE LIFESTYLE, convenient to every-
thing, three blocks from the beach, 1BR,
$600/mo. All utilities included. 803-9270.
JAX BEACH, walk to beach; newly reno-
vated; 2BR/1BA upstairs, 332 11th Ave.
No., $750/mo., 249-4091.


NEPTUNE BEACH, 4/2, 4 blocks to
beach, close to Jarboe Park. No pets.
$1650/mo. 662-6522.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 4BR/2.5BA town-
home. WDHU, garage, backyard, com-
rriunity pool. $1300/mo. (904)571-5517.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 395 Bouy Lane; new-
ly remodeled; 3BR/2BA, 2 car garage,
fenced back yard. $1500/mo., 710-7665.
N. JAX Beach, 3BR/1.5BA +office, newly
remodeled, carport, fenced yard, great
neighborhood. $1200/mo. +deposit.
(904)241-4630.
PONTE VEDRA: 4BR/4BA, w/office, ,2 car
garage, 3400sf,, gated community.
2800/mo. 710-1076.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3/2 w/pool, privacy
fence. $1350/mo., 376 Seminole Rd., 613-
6199.
PONTE VEDRA Beach house, 3/2.5,
fenced yard, pool, garage. Great Deal (1st
$1250) 285-2952.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA, CH&A, WDHU,
$875/mo. +deposit, 220-5797.
W ATLANTIC Beach, 633 Stocks Street.
Clean, move-in ready, 3BR/2BA, W/D.
Screened patio, privacy fence, pets OK.
$1225/mo. +security. 373-0492.
NEPTUNE BY the Sea, beautiful 3/2, re-
cently remodeled, tile floors, jacuzzi tub,
large fenced yard, lawn service. No pets,
$1750/mo., 249-2921.:
3BR/ 2BA, 2 car gar. 119 37th Ave. S.,
Jax Bch. $1900/mo. (904)536-8268
PVB/ LAtrium. 2806 St. Marc Court.
3BR/2BA, 2 car garage, spacious, lawn
maintenance included. Community pool/
tennis. 993-3658.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/1.5BA, Penman Rd.
1500sf. $1300/mo. (904)246-7120.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/1BA, CH&A,
painted, carpeted, WDHU, fenced yard.
246-0576
SAN PABLO Rd. 3BR/2BA, near Mayo,
Alimacani School, Beaches, nice neigh-
borhood, $999/mo. 221-7398.
SOUTH JAX Beach. 3BR/1.5BA, 6 blocks
to ocean. $1300/mo. 710-5200.
NEPTUNE BCH. 3BR/2BA, Ig screen
porch, WDHU, Ig yard, on cul-de-sac, walk
to beach and schools. $1400/mo. +dep.
241-0476.
HALF MILE FROM BEACH
916 Hibiscus St. A.B. Fenced corner lot,
3BR/2BA, newly renovated, $1095/mo.
247-1049.
PONTE VEDRA/ Palm Valley, beautiful,
large, private, 4BR/3BA, plus bonus room,
2-car garage, w/many amenities.
$1600/mo. 860-1690.


L'ATRIUM-PVB, 3/2, 2car garage, large
enclosed deck, new kitchen. Furnished/
unfurnished, flexible lease terms.
$1350/mo. Call 285-4772 after 6pm.
INTRACOASTAL WEST, 3BR/2BA w/ga-
rage! Community pool, tennis & more!
Convenient to schools, shopping & beach!
$1200/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
ADORABLE, 3/2, newly renovated home
in Ponte Vedra. Wood floors, fenced yard,
quiet neighborhood. $1295/mo. Lawn
service incl. Available 1/1/08. Avail for
hnowinn nnw Call 476-Rn71 fnr an annt


901 OCEAN BLVD, AB, 3BR/2BA,
ground floor. Fully furnished. $1300/mo.
+utilities. (904)247-1049.



PRIVATE LOT, 2BR/1.5BA, CH&A,
WDHU, $675/mo. Available Immediately,
273-0857

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FIRST MONTH FREE!! Brand new OCEAN T
3BR/2.5BA townhome in Jax Bch. 4BR/4BA, weekly, monthly, yearly. Call
$1550/mo. +dep. Call (904)514-2883. (904)249-8269.


BEAUTIFUL, NEW, 3BR/3.5BA TH for
rent or lease purchase. Only short walk to
Jax. Bch., 2350sf., with SS Kitch. & Gran-
ite thru-out. $1850/mo. Will lease quickly.
509-6322 or 728-6577
NEAR MAYO, short or long term rental,
3/2, furnished or unfurnished, $1250+/mo.
Independent Brokers & Associates Inc.
247-4333 or 710-3111.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1861 Beachside
Court, $1800/mo. 651-9081 or 249-2268.



RESPONSIBLE GRADUATE student and
employee of Jacksonville University seek-
ing affordable 1 bedroom apartment or
house for rent. References available.
Please call (573)694-8467 or email:
sboshar@ju.edu. Thanks.

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PVB, 2BR/2BA, beautifully decorated with
wood floors and tile. $1100/mo. 868-6886.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/2BA, w/garage, fire-
place, pool, fitness, new carpet, great
location.. $1050/mo., (904)246-8397.
FREE RENT! PVB, THE COLONY. Walk/
bike to beach, 2BR/2BA, corner unit, 2nd
floor, high ceilings, W/D, fireplace, ga-
rage. $1075/mo. MOTIVATED! Janet
(904)635-6375.
THE PALMS Light, airy, 2nd floor,
2BR/2BA, marsh view screened lanai, fire-
place, cathedral ceilings, W/D, resort
amenities. $975/mo. Available immed.,
285-5592.
VILLAS @ MARSH Landing, 2BR/2BA,
marsh view, porch, fireplace, fitness, gat-
ed. $995/mo.. No lease. 247-9727.
PONTE VEDRA Summerhouse. New
2BR/2BA. 5 star amenities. Great location!
Bottom floor unit. $890/mo. +deposit. 838-
9400.
PALMS AT Marsh Landing- 1st floor,
2BR/2BA, hardwood floors, granite, marsh
view, $1100/mo. 904-613-7605.
JAX BEACH SOUTH. 811 So. 1st St.,
2BR/1BA, remodeled 2nd floor duplex, un-
furnished, 100 ft. from ocean. Pool,'
CH&A, WDHU. No pets, 1 parking space.
$999/mo. $1000 security deposit. Please
call (904)463-1036.
THE PALMS, 1BR/1BA; near beach, W/D,
pool, fitness. $850/mo. (904)610-3608.
FREE RENT! PVB, MOTIVATED!
ABSOLUTELY THE BEST DEAL! 2BR
split plan, ground floor corner unit, tennis
court view,, W/D. $1095/mo. Janet
(904)635-6375.


OCEANFRONT- FURNISHED & unfur-
nished homes & condos! From $700 per
week! All South Realty, 241-4141.
OCEANFRONT 1BR or 2BR, daily/ week-
ly/ monthly, pool, 463-7343.
S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean-
front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267.
www.rentjacksonvillebeach.com
S.JAX Beach on 3rd St., recept area & 2
offices w/700+sf. $900/mo. All South Re-
alty, 241-4141.
BEAUTIFUL 3/2 house, walk to ocean.
Available for Christmas & beyond.
993-3226.


SHARE OCEAN Front house South Jack-
sonville Beach. $700/mo. includes, cable
and electric. 962-6753.
BEACH ACROSS street, incl. private bath.
$599/mo. (904)249-9981.
DISABLED WOMEN will share Atl Bch
townhome. Furnished, kitchen privileges,
W/D, Background check. Pets welcome.
$150/wk +1/2 util., 1st, last +deposit.
270-8745.
SAN PABLO Creek, share home; private
BR, LR & bath. Includes utilities, NS. No
pets. References. $650/mo., 221-6062.
ROOMMATE TO share 3BR/2BA house
off Atlantic and Joeandy. $500/mo. or
weekly rate. (904)527-1954.


JAX BEACH, 3/2, share very nice newer
condo. w/ garage, W/D. $695/mo. includes
utilities. Owner/realtor, 994-3608.
NEPTUNE BEACH, two blocks from
ocean. Room for rent in exchange for yard
& household assistance. 246-2203
ROOM TO rent $575/mo. plus dep. 2
blocks to ocean, 521-8473.
PRIVATE DOOR, access to kitchen, W/D,
Direct TV. Available now. $400/mo. Near
beaches. (904)553-0342.
SMALL ROOM, all utilities furnished, near
beach, $400/mo. +deposit & references.
(904)994-1761.




OFFICE SUITE w/2 offices, 500sf, kitch-
enette, bathroom. Atlantic Beach, 3 Blocks
to Ocean. $900/mo. +utilities. 246-5708.
NICE CORNER office in SAWGRASS
VILLAGE, utilities furnished Avail.,
12/1/07. $1300/mo.. 285-7299


N. JAX BEACH ,3/2 condo w/great ocean 1000SQ FT., $1500/mo. +$131 associa-
views REDUCED $1500/mo. No dogs. tion fee, + electric & water, (904)716-
477-4640. 0862, (904)568-4211.
PONTE VEDRA, Cozy 1BR, fireplace, NEPTUNE BEACH, on Third St., great
W/D, gated, five star amenities, $750/mo, signage, 700sf., negotiable 993-4011.
(704)301-5953, (636)328-4260. siaIge, ., neiable, 993-40


2/1 PVB CONDO w/garage. Upgrades,
balcony, pool, hot tub, walk to TPC
course, restaurants, stores; $1085/mo.
424-7396.


OAK HARBOR, large 4BR/2BA, eat-in PONTE VEDRA Furnished 2BR/2BA con-
kitchen, fenced backyard, WDHU, new do, 2nd floor. Gated. $1100/mo.
paint. $1300/mo. (904)571-5517. 273-1256.


ISLE OF Palms, JB, 3/2, 2 car garage
$1395/mo. + deposit. 759-2349.
.PQNTE VEDRc. r,;: -lean. 3BR'2B1.
r'gara- ',ery prraile mairllenance iree_
-pEli ..k 120O '.... '-l1-41750
JAX BEACH, 2/2, sun room, office,
1600sqft., one block to beach, $1400/mo.,
315-6558.
NEAR ICW & Wonderwood, lease or
purchase, terms. Split 4BR, 1900sf, 194'
deep lot, new tile, carpet, paint, all appl.,
$1400/mo or $230,000 OBO. Independent
Brokers & Associates Inc. 247-4333 or
710-3111.


PVB BELLEZA, 2/2, granite, vaulted, new
tile, carpet. Five star amenities. $1000/mo.
(407)399-3413.
OCEANFRONT *
ATLANTIC BEACH, Clo.ster Condo
3BR/2B4. All, amenities, all appliances,
incl. washer/ dryer. Avail. 1/1/08
219-2481.


4-UNI i available 1/usq.n. eacn,
$375-$400, includes DSL, electric, water,
(904)716-0862, (904)568-4211.
JAX BEACH office space for rent.
1000+sf- 4000sf. IMMEDIATE OCCUPA-
NY. Call 904-608-6426.
1300SF- 4 offices, conference room & re-
ception area, Beach Blvd. location. Jona-
than 866-6937.



RETAIL' OFFICE space loi lease May-
port Road. (904) 514-1090.

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Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special
accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the individual or
agency sending this notice not later than
seven days prior to the proceeding at the
address given on the notice. Telephone:
(850)245-4640, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay
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SECTION 106 PUBLIC NOTICE
Anchor Tower, LLC is proposing to con-
struct a telecommunications tower at
Along Phillips Highway, Parcel No.
1680900000, in Jacksonville, Duval Coun-
ty, FL at Latitude N30-07-24.3, Longitude
W81-29-38.3. The tower would be a Mo-
nopole design and 160 feet in height
above ground level. Anchor Tower seeks
comments from all interested persons on
the impact of the tower on any districts,
sites, buildings, structures, or objects sig-
nificant in American history, architecture,
archaeology, engineering, or culture, that
are listed or eligible for listing in the Na-
tional Register of Historic Places. Specific
information about the project, including the
historic preservation reviews that Anchor
Tower is conducting pursuant to the rules
of the Federal Communications Commis-
sion (47 C.F.R. Sections 1.1307(4) and
the Advisory Council on Historic Preserva-
tion (36 C.F.R. Part 800) will be made
available to interested persons who re-
quest the information from the contact be-
low. All questions, comments, and corre-
spondence should be directed to Virginia
Janssen, Principal Archaeologist, Dynam-
ic Environmental Associates, Inc., 3850
Lake Street, Suite C, Macon, GA 31204,
Sec106@DynamicEnvironmental.com by
12/29/2007.
BL 11/28, 12/5/07


JARDIN DE Mer, 3BR/2BA, No pets. Ref- FREE CATS & kittens. Neptune Beach
erences required. $1300/mo. 710-3946. Animal Control. 270-2410. BL 12/5/07


UNFURNISHED CONDO, immaculate first
floor, 2/2 condo, appliances one year old;
screened lanai. Many aminities,
$1000/mo. Call 285-4772 after 6pm.


NEPTUNE BEACH, 3BR/2BA, on cul-de- JARDIN DE MER, 3BR/2BA, garage.
sac, fenced yard, 2 car garage, $1450/mo. $1295/mo. Avail. now. 770-429-9331.
Available 12/1. 249-9387.


3BR/2.5BA, 2-STORY house in Ocean,
Pond off South Beach Prky, newly reno-
vated, close to park, shopping & the
Beach, good family neighborhood.
$1450/mo, $1200 security dep. Avail Now.
904-813-5272..
JAX BEACH, 3BR/1BA, clean, just reno-
vated, good neighborhood, $1100/mo.
+$800 deposit, 242-0544.
3BR/2BA, $1250/MO great community on
San Pablo Rd. Pets ok. 422-3908.
INDIAN SPRINGS, 3BR/2BA, remodeled,
cul-de-sac. $1225/mo. Call 343-6930.


rIPON vUEDR, ZnBR/2.5BA conoo, F-r,
new carpet, W/D, pool, etc. 1092 Sea-
hawk Dr. N. $900/mo. incl. water & sewer,
lyr lease. No pets, 221-6037.
PVB TOWNHOUSE- East of A1A,
2BR/1.5BA, remodeled, end unit, walk to
beach, schools, shops & restaurants,
$900/mo 285-2196 or 607-7886.


OCEANVIEW TOWNHOUSE, 3BR/3.5BA.
New Construction, Jacksonville Beach.
$2200/mo. Call 536-9741.
ATLANTIC BCH Seaplace, lovely 2/2,
steps to ocean, furnished/ unfurnished,
$1200/mo. (904)887-5005.


PONTE VEDRA, TPC Sawgrass, Bermu- EAST OF AIA, Ponte Vedra, 3BR/2.5BA,
da Court,.2BR/2BA. Completely renovat- 1800sf., screened patio. $1350/mo. or
ed, $1275/mo., 655-5990. sale $239,900. 651-1096.


3BR/1BA, WDHU, CH&A, $1100/mo + se-
curity 441 10th Place South. 904-699-
3320.
WINDOR PARK GOLF PARK HOME
3BR/2BA, 1573sf, 2 car garage, upgrades,
no pets, no smoking, $1400/mo + utilities,
318-2121.
JAX BCH, 3/1, 2.5 car gar., fenced yard,
$1400/mo. 836 9th Ave. N. 318-0044.
JAX BEACH, 728 2nd Ave. So., 3BR/1BA,
enclosed screen porch, fenced yard,
w/carport. Recently remodeled.
$1200/mo., $1200 deposit. Call J.B. Caine
(904)744-0427.
608 14TH Ave. So., 2BR/2BA +2 Bonus
rooms, newly renovated, $1350/mo
+$1000/sec. dep. 220-3671 or 314-9446.
NEPTUNE BCH 116 Lora St., large
3BR/2BA, 1/2 block to ocean. Deck, no
dogs $1950/mo. 463-0222 or 465-2653.
PONTE VEDRA- 4BR/2.5BA home in con-
venient area! Club pool, tennis & more! 2
car garage! $1400/mo. All South Realty,
241-4141.,
PONTE VEDRA HOUSE SOLANO
CAY 3BR/2.5BA, fenced backyard, 2-
car garage, patio/ deck, 1700sf. Option to
buy, $1495/mo. (904)491-5058
S. JAX Beach, great beach location, good
living spaces 3BR/2BA, $1550/mo.
(904)910-1108, (919)358-0244.
PONTE VEDRA- charming 3/2 in Dolphin
Cove, garage, fenced yard & laundry.
Available 12/26, $1250/mo. 280-5142.

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2BR/2BA MARSH VIEW CONDO- Fire-
place, vaulted ceilings, carpeted bed-
rooms, sunroom, W/D. Blocks from
beach. $1050/mo.. Available Now.
(904)233-7879.
COURTYARDS, 2BR/2BA, WDHU, tile,
large loft, pool. No pets. $895/mo. +dep.
853-6005.
N. JAX BEACH, East of 3rd; furnished
1BR/1BA. Pool & free laundry. Small pets
OK. $1000/mo. 477-4640.
OCEANFRONT, 1BR/1BA, Jax Beach
South, 811 So. 1st St., unfurnished, pool,
ground floor. Unit remodeled and beauti-
ul. No pets. 1 parking space, $1299/mo.,
$1299 security deposit. Please call
(904)463-1036.
THE CLOISTER
ATLANTIC BEACH, OCEAN FRONT
Very attractively furnished, 3BR/2BA,
beachside covered porch, garage, com-
munity pool, gated, available now to May
31st., 3 month minimum. Basic rent
$1995/mo., no smoking, no pets. Dunson
Real Estate, Inc. Realtor, 904-247-5153.
Email: dunsrealest@clearwire.net
OCEAN VIEW, JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA,
vaulted ceiling, beautiful tile. Bright, open
floor plan. No dogs. $1700/mo. (Room-
mates considered) (404)325-0820,
(404)784-6601.
OCEANLINKS, APPROX 1000sf.,
1BR/1BA, ground floor w/water & golf
view. $1000/mo. MUST SEE! Call 635-
6375 for appt.


TWO FREE indoor cats. Male, tan/white
shorthair and female black/white longhair.
Neutered and spayed, shots up to date.
Would like to keep them together. Call
343-6462 Iv..msg.
FREE CATS and Kittens to approved
homes. Call 242-0224.
ROTTWEILLER PUPPIES, two, 8 months
old, AKC, CKC registered. Asking $600
each. Chihuahua toy (teacup) AKC regis-
tered, 11 weeks old, $1200, 536-2925.
FREE KITTENS to good home. 2 male
shorthairs and 2 longhairs 1 female short-
hair, 9wks. old, litter-trained. 241-4344.


FREE KITTENS to loving home, born 9-
11-07; free DVD with footage of your new
family member. 220-5817.


AKC TOY Poodle, black female, just
turned 1. Loves kids $275,.868-9881.
JACK RUSSELL puppies, shots, hard
guard, $250, must see, 866-0721.
ENGLISH BULLDOG Puppies. CKC regis-
tered. $2000 OBO.. (904)563-5654.
ALBINO FERRET, nice large cage, $200.
Please call 314-1441.
AKC BLACK Lab Puppies, 3 female
$550/ea, 4 males $450/ea. Ready for
Christmasl (904)502-4007.
CKC BOSTON Terrier, (F), shots current,
with carrier, $350. (904)853-6534


FOUND BLACK & white 1-1/2 yr old male
cat, 13th Ave North. J.B 246-4930.
HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
dogs. 246-3600.


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NOTICE OF ACTION.

BEFORE THE BOARD OF NURSING
IN RE: The license to practice nursing of
Sabrina Conley C.N.A.
5553 Alpha Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32205
CASE NO.: 2006-39377
LICENSE NO.: 133139
The Department of Health has filed an Ad-
ministrative Complaint against you, a copy
of which may be obtained by contacting,
Walter T.S. Widener, Assistant General
Counsel, Prosecution Services Unit, 4052
Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee
Florida 32399-3265, (850)245-4640.
If no contact has been made by you con-
cerning the above by December 19, 2007,
the matter of the Administrative Complaint
will be presented at an ensuing meeting of
the Board of Nursing in an informal pro-
ceeding.


Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the
"Self Storage Facility Act", Florida Statutes
Section 1, Part IV of Chapter 83, Laws of
Florida 1982; the personal property con-
sisting of clothing, personal items and
household goods of:
Jacki Martin, Atlantic Beach, C309, 10x15,
misc. boxes. furniture.
Yolanda Macon, Jax Beach, A092, 10x10,
furniture, misc. boxes.
Susan Smith, Atlantic Beach, C303, 5x5,
T.V., misc. boxes.
Monnie Johnson, Atlantic Beach, D467,
5x5, boxes.
Milton Cox, Jr., Sarasota, B288, 10x20,.
misc. boxes.
Kathryn Bell, Ft. Payne, F549, 10x15, fur-
niture, boxes.
Kathryn. Kennedy, Jacksonville, D417,
10x20, boxes, household goods.
USS Boone, FPO, AA, D412, 10x20, Bicy-
cles, exercise equipment.
Judyann Evelyn, Atlantic Beach, C333,
10x10, misc. boxes, household goods.
Judyann Evelyn, Atlantic Beach, A039a,
5x10, furniture, household goods, boxes.
Will be sold or otherwise disposed of at
10:00 AM, Saturday, December 15, 2007
to satisfy lien(s) for past due rent(s) cost
and fees. Disposition will take place at:
Pan Am Mini Storage, 2383 Mayport Rl.,
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233. Pan Am Mini
Storage reserves the right to reject any
and all bids and establish minimum bids to
compensate for all costs.
BL 11/28, 12/5/07


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training in 3 weeks. Must be 21. Have
*CDL? Tuition reimbursement CRST.
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ATTEND COLLEGE online from home.
Medical, business, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job placement assis-
tance. Financial aid and computer provid-
ed if qualified. (866)858-2121
www.OnlineTidewaterTech.com
GET CRANE trained! Crane/ heavy equip
training national certification. Placement
assistance. Financial assistance. Georgia
School of Construction. www.Heavy5.com
Use code 'FLCNH" or call (866)218-2763.


AIRLINES ARE Hiring Train for high pay-
ing Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial aid if qualified.
Job placement assistance. Call Aviation
Institute of Maintenance (888)349-5387
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com
NEED A Math Tutor? I tutor up through
Algebra I. Lyn Broderick, 247-8609.



LOOKING FOR Part-time promotion in
sales with a premiere health and wellness
company. Generous compensation plan.
Call Kelly 534-2937 for more info.


ACROSS
1 Dramatist
George
B._
5 List of
candidates
10 Moon:
Sp.
14 North Sea
nation:
abbr.
15 Highest
scorer,
in golf
16 Smooth
17 Region
18 Made of
a certain
wood
19 Departed
20 Flat-
bottomed
boat
22 Falls
24 Rest
25 Irk
26 Red
29 Eur.
language
30 Preach
34 Word with
land or
free
35 Rocky crag
36 Religious'
title
37 Siamese
coin
38 Teased


good-
naturedly
40 Assn.
41 Hit the
sack
43 Have a
bite
44 Too
45 Gem
46 up;
misbehave
47 Small land
mass
48 Set out
50 See 9
Down
51 Regular
payment
54 So-called
58 Strip
59.Sticker
61 Part
62 Mr.
Guinness
63 Accustom:
var.
64 One of
four in
a deck
65 Swallow's
place
66 Dutch
painter
67 Spots
DOWN
1 Word with
shot or
dragon
2 Novel's


SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD
City of Atlantic Beach, $10.25/hr.; No ben-
efits. Needed for Atlantic Beach Elemen-
tary School (Sherry Dr. crossing) from ap-
prox. 7:45-9am & 2:30-3:30pm on school
days. Must complete training & certifica-
tion course. Applications accepted until
12/12/07, 800 Seminole Rd., Atlantic
Beach, FL 32233. For more info call
(904)247-5820 or visit www.coab.us. No
smokers/ tobacco users. Drug testing con-
ducted. EOE.


CUSTOMER CONTACT Rep, 12-16 hours
weekly. Late afternoons. Good phone &
computer skills. Fax resume: (904)220-
4111 or e-mail: Mgeorge@allstate.com.
COUNTER HELP, afternoons & Saturdays
Ponte Vedra area. Call 285-5644.
DOG WALKER needed afterschool (ap-
prox. 3pm.). Ponte Vedra, off Marlin Rd.,
$15/wk. 280-3703.


WANTED PART time exp. cleaning per-
son for large busy household. 2 days a
week, 12-15hrs. Duties include, deep
cleaning, laundry, some organizing. Appli-
cant must have local refs, needs to work
quickly & efficiently. Starting salary nego-
tiable. No cleaning companies please.
(904)285-3283 or fax refs to: (904)285-
3885.

LPN'S
Needed for Home Health and Hospice
Shifts: starting at $19/hr. Apply with North
Florida Health Services, at
www.NFHSonline.com or call us at
(904)241-1656.
PART-TIME/ FULL-TIME Front Office
Staff at a holistic doctor's office. Re-
sponsibilities' will include answering
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 phqne calls please.

KENNEL ASSISTANT needed for busy
veterinary clinic, competitive wages. Previ-
ous kennel experience preferred. Excel-
lent benefits. Apply in person: Beaches
Animal Clinic, 937 Beach Blvd., Jax
Beach. 246-2045 or fax resume 246-3064.


ALIGNMENT & BRAKE Tech, M-F. Call
Bob, 241-5311.
RECEPTIONIST/ GENERAL Office, West
Beaches insurance office. Friendly per-
sonality, Microsoft Office, good phone
skills. Fax resume: (904)220-4111 or e-
mail: Mgeorge@allstate.com.
STUDIO 22, a hot new salon in the heart
of Jacksonville Beach, is looking for excit-
ing Hair Designers. Call 249-6354 or apply
at 2200 So. 3rd Street.


star
3 Solar
disk
4 Nonspecific
article
5 Sailing
vessel
6 Give
temporarily
7 Invite
8 Youth:
colloq.
9 With 50
Across, 1997
U.S. Open
winner
10 Record
books
11 Eye layer
12 By
13 ..._
partridge
in a
pear..."
21 Boat item
23 Dodge
25 Flawless
26 Russian
rulers,
once:.var.
27 Singing
group
28 Game of
chance
29 Tibetan
antelope
31 Ring-
shaped
island


32 Wordy's
opposite
33 Plant
fungus
35 Article
36 Fix in
place
38 Island
whose
capital
is Canea
39 Too heavy
42 Look over
carefully
44 Declares
46 Zealous
47 Sneezy
and
feverish
49 Llamas'
home
50 Girl's name
51 Bridge
52 Saga
53 Angers
54 Swiss
waterway
55 Puncture
56 Robert

57 Algerian
governors,
once
60 Hint


DRIVERS- TOP Pay & excellent home-
time! We train Car Haulers! Superior-ben-
efits package! CDL-A w/2 years OTR ex-
perience. (800)889-8139.
F/T ADMINISTRATIVE Asst./ Reception-
ist. PVB Insurance Broker seeks organ-
ized individual with the ability to perorm
tasks with speed and accuracy. Work
without constant supervision and adjust to
fluctuating workloads. Proficiency with Mi-
crosoft Office and strong problem solving
skills are a must. Previous office experi-
ence a plus and 2 year degree preferred.
Fax resume to 904-285-3363.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT/
,;- ,RESOURGE1IURSE"
Fleet Landing, a premier Continuing Care
Retirement Community is currently ac-
cepting applications for a Registered
Nurse with strong leadership and commu-
nications skills to join our team. All candi-
dates must have at least one year of Long
Term Care experience with knowledge of
the RAI process and experience in the
area of Staff Development. The hours are
primarily Monday through Friday with in-
frequent weekend requirements. This is a
full time position with excellent benefits.
Applications available at Fleet Landing
Security Gate, One Feet Landing Blvd.
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233; fax to 904-246-
9447; website at fleetlanding.com; e-mail
to jobs@fleetlanding.com. EOE/Drug-free,
Workplace.


TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.
LULU'S WATERFRONT GRILLE
Servers & Host staff needed for high vol-
ume intracoastal waterway restaurant, top
money working w/great staff, as seen in
February issue of Southern Living Maga-
zine. 285-0139.
GENERAL MAINTENANCE WORKER
City of Atlantic Beach. $10.90/hr.;
$436/wk.; $22,671/yr. +benefits. Performs
a variety of manual labor tasks in maint. &
repairing of City grounds & facilities; must
have valid FL Dnvers License & satisfac-
tory driving record. Applications accepted
until 12/19/07 and may be obtained at 800
Semirtole Rd., Atlantic Beach, FL
(904)247-5820 or www.coab.us. No smok-
ers/ tobacco users. Drug testing conduct-
ed. EOE.

RN
Full-time In our Outpatient Clinic. In-
cludes all resident and employee health
care.. Applications available at Fleet Land-
ing Security Gate, One Fleet Landing
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-
9447; email to: jobs@fleetlanding.com
EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.
PRESCHOOL TEACHERS, infant & three
year olds, CDA preferred. Benefits, church
preschool, 249-1204.


FRAMING CARPENTERS for established
company. Drug free work place. Benefits.
241-2721.
LIFT STATION mechanic & apprentices
needed, good driving record, drug & alco-
hol test. State wide travel required. Health
insurance. Immediate openings. Fax re-
sume: 904-249-2277 or call 877-211-
8080.
SERVE MEALS, clean house & chauffeur.
30-35hrs per, week. $500 per week. Reply
to: PO Box 330151, Atlantic Bch, FL
32233.


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December 5 2007


The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader


CNA
FULL-Time, at a Premier Retirement
Community. Excellent benefit package,
competitive wages, good working environ-
ment. Applications available at Fleet Land-
ing Security Gate, One Fleet Landing
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-
9447; email to: jobs@fleetlanding.com
EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.
HIRING EXPERIENCED Waitstaff, PT/FT.
Apply in person at Melissa's Pizza, 725
Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach or fax 241-
7775.
LIQUOR STORE Clerk, Bartender, Door
Person, Must be able to work days,
nights, weekends, and holidays. Must
pass drug test and background check.
Call Robert @ 465-0149.
NANNY NEEDED. Looking for full-time
Nanny for 2 young children. Long-term,
Beaches area. Occasional overnight &
travel. $12/hr./negotiable. Must have refer-
ences. Call (904)686-4562 leave msg.
BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.
DISHWASHER
FULL-TIME, in main dining room kitchen.
Dependability and punctuality a must. Ex-
cellent benefits and great work environ-
ment. To apply: applications available at
Fleet Landing Security Gate, One Fleet
Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233;
Fax to (904)246-9447; email
tojobs@fleetlanding.com EOE/ Drug-
Free Workplace.


Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
0967.

CNA
FULL-Time, at a Premier Retirement
Community. Excellent benefit package,
competitive wages, good working environ-
ment. Applications available at Fleet Land-
ing Security Gate, One Fleet Landing
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-
9447; email to: jobs@fleetlanding.com
EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.
ADMIN. ASST with good computer expe-
rience, people skills, and multi tasking
ability. Great pay, benefits. EOE. Fax re-
sume, 339-0263.
HOUSEKEEPERS MONDAY-FRIDAY.
Seeking responsible reliable individuals.
Must be bondable. Serious inquiries only.
Leave message at 716-8824.
CNA'S
NEEDED for home health & area hospi-
tals. To apply visit our website @
www.nfhsonline.com -or apply in person,
North Florida Health Services, 710 3rd St.
N., Jax Bch. 241-1656.
CLASS A CDL Drivers with Tanker en-
dorsement needed for immediate open-
ings. Drug & alcohol test. State wide travel
required. Health insurance. Fax resume:
904-249-2277 or call 877-211-8080.


HOME HEALTH AIDE
Full-time in our Assisted Living at a pre-
mier retirement community. Excellent ben-
efits. Applications available at Fleet Land-
ing Security Gate, One Fleet Landing
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-
9447; email to: jobs@fleetlanding.com
EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.
KUHN FLOWERS
We are currently accepting applications
for a permanent full time Sales Associate.
We offer competitive salary, paid vacation,
and medical & dental insurance. We are a
drug free workplace. Apply in person at
832-10 A1A North, Ponte Vedra. No
phone calls please.


PERSONAL ASSISTANT/ COMPANION.
"More than a service, more like a friend."
Transportation to doctor's, shopping, etc.
Will also visit your loved one for you in
nursing home. 220-0129.
HOME COMPANION FILL IN
Need time for shopping or alone time?
Light housekeeping & cooking included.
Experienced. Min. 8hr shift. Elise
(904)448-9246 or (904) 316-8756.
CERTIFIED CNA/ HHC, available for full
time, unlimited home care. Brenda,
(904)910-4039.

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OAKWORKS CLASSIC Clinician Station-
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Manager, ary Spa Table Great for salon or home
Leasing, Bookkeeping help wanted. (904) use. $800. (617)852-6586.
514-1090.


DRIVERS- FLATBED recent average
$927.00/wk. Late model equipment,
strong freight network, 401K, Blue Cross
Insurance (800)771-6318 www.prime-
inc.com.
QUIT LONG-HALL, run regional and have
it all! $.45 per mile. home most weekends!
Newest equipment! Miles! Great benefitsll
Everything Heartland Express (800)441-
4953 www.heartlandexpress.com
OPTOMETRY, West Beaches, Front
desk, customer service, all office aspects.
Friendly personality, ability to multi-task,
bookkeeping, PC, medical office experi-
ence a plus. Fax resume to 221-6504.
MAINTENANCE/ HANDYMAN
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church
is seeking a full-time maintenance
worker. Applicants should possess a
broad range of skills in general mainte-
nance and repair. Prior experience in fa-
cility maintenance is preferred. Salary
commensurate with experience. Benefits
are available. Applicants contact Msgr.
Daniel B. Logan, Pastor at 285-2698
ext. 4, or emai dbl@olsspvb.org.


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GE WASHER/ dryer, Ig capacity, wnite,
$200 both OBO. 400-3424.
XMAS TREES
Choose & cut live trees from 2000 shaped
Cedar & Leyland Cypress. 1-10 West to
Hwy 125, exit at Glen St. Mary, go 12
miles North on Hwy 125. Watch for signs.
Rudolph's Christmas Tree Farm,
(904)259-7703.
BIKE, ADULT 3-wheel trike. Rode 3
times. Like New. $150."(904)307-5956.
BRAND NEW NINTENDO Wll video
game system in unopened box w/receipt
425. Brent 904-347-8702.
QUALITY QUEENSIZE Sealy mattress/
boxspring in spotless condition. $125. Can
deliver. 246-1832.


COMMERCIAL KITCHEN equipment
(stainless): refrigerators, steam table, slic-
er, mixers, sinks, prep tables; architectural
and ornamental iron. Too much to list.
Brook, 610-2888.
METAL ROOFING Save $$$ buy direct
from manufacturer. 20 colors in stock with
all accessories. Quick turn around Deliv-
ery available. (352)498-0778 Toll free
(888)393-0335 code 24. www.GulfCoast
Supply.com.
CHRISTMAS ITEMS, Baby furniture,
clothes & toys, New GE Stove-top. San
Pablo, Open Friday, Saturday. 710-3111
(cell).
35" RCA TV, like new $175. 9" Toshiba
TV $15. All glass cocktail table w/glass
wheels. New $200 Asking $75. 608-2757.
REMODEL SALE[ Oak kitchen cabinets,
dishwasher, garbage disposal, S/S sink w/
faucet, 2 chandeliers, etc. 923-6536.
ALL STEEL buildings. National manufac-
turer. 40x60 to 100x250 Factory direct to
contractor or customer. (800)658-2885
www.rigidbuilding.com.
WASHER & Dryer (2004). $400. Call
612-3905.
SEARS PORTABLE Dishwasher $50. An-
tique 19th century Pump Organ, needs
Bellows work $200. 1999 Toyota Corolla,
A/C, auto, good body, needs new motor
$500. 241-7390.
61" HITACHI projection TV, low hours,
exc. cond., $499 OBO. 568-1535.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, accommo-
dates 36" TV, $100 249-0622.


TWIN BED w/mattress, portable bar, 75 2 GOOD Tickets and parking, for Jaguars
gallon fish tank w/filter, table w/chairs, game on 12/9. Face value. 642-3364.
couch. Call Mike 247-6793. .


LITTLE TIKES Outdoor Playyard, great
condition. New $350, will sell for $100.
Outdoor Playhouse. New $100 will sell for
$50. Together $125. 825-8974.
CARPET & upholstery cleaning machine,
"Rug Doctor", $199. Airless paint sprayer,
brand new, still in box, $199. (904)
708-0020.
LADIES NOSTALGIC purses: Betty Boop,
Marilyn, Elvis, Jane Russell, Audrey Hep-
burn. Nothing over $20. 249-3240 or
477-2936.
IKEA KITCHEN Island, $150. Small kitch-
en island w/drop leaf, $75. White double
dresser, $75. 707-5640.
FREE! PANASONIC 5 phone office sys-
tem. Sharp, floor model, multi-function
copier w/ collater. Both good cond. You
pick up. 635-1055.
WHIRLPOOL WASHER & Dryer, $75/ea.
30 day warranty.: Deliver, $20. 318-8173,
992-1470.
HEIRLOOM, ONE of a kind furniture and
mantels made out of reclaimed, recycled
bar beams from the Midwest. 386-6010.
THREE SECTIONAL sofa, one section
has 2 recliners w/ hideaway table, excel-
lent condition, blue nylon cotton material
$895. 249-0622.
WASHER, DRYER, full size, Frigidaire
Crown, $295 both; kitchen dinette table,
chairs w/casters, $275; ceiling fan, $50.
(904)285-4435.
LEAVING FLORIDA, everything must go!
Household, furn., remodeling tools,
(904)229-9389.
SPLINTERS N MORE, INC.
Locally owned & operated, hand crafted
furniture and accessories. Personalized
pet products.
www.splintersnmore.com.
MAYTAG WASHER, $100; Kenmore elec-
tric dryer, $100, 307-2841.


AT&T PAHITNEH pnone system. 5 phones
installed for $899. 249-8877..
20.6CF REFRIGERATOR w/freezer on
top, Hotpoint, almond, $185, 641-9667,
838-5411.
GREAT LOOKING Longboard, 9'6" cus-
tom, Star Surfboard, used only twice.
$350. 333-4641
GOWNS -
Creative Designer, unique one of a kind,
small sizes, prices $275 $500 (70% off
retail).Call 247-1391.



KAWAI PIANO, Cherry Console in excel-,
lent condition, 15 years old. $2000 OBO.
904-543-8770.


HEART PINE, tongue & groove flooring
cut from antique Pine timbers. Installation,
stair material.; FLORIDA HEARTWOOD
249-8310. Lie. ST-5903...


PAINTINGS BY Jeanette can be pur-
chased by appt. in her studio. Call or
leave msg. at 247-3429.



LENDER FORECLOSURE Auction 500+
homes in Florida must be sold! Free cata-
log (800)591-1328 USHomeAuction.com.
U.S. MARSHALS Auction, Ft. Lauderdale,
FL. SFH 3BR/2BA, 1,451 +/- sqft. Min bid
$141,471. Bid online 12/10. 12/12
www.bid4assets/NFL2.
AUCTION, FRIDAY, 7PM, Oct. 5-19,
Nov. 2-16, Dec. 7-21.
www.AnjeAuctions.net AB2659, AU3713,
AU3714. 9800 Beach Blvd. 248-0926


U.S. MARSHALS Auction, Bradenton, FL.
SFH 3BR/2BA, 1,680+- sqft. Min bid
$94,250. Bid online 12/18- 12/20
www.bid4assets/BFL2



IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
mail : lasifiredbea horheleader rim


BOAT STORAGE in PV. Visit
www.MarlnaClubPV.com
HYDRA-SPORT VECTOR, 2400cc,,
225hp Yamaha w/s/s prop. GPS, Fishfind-
er, VHF, CD/ Stereo,.loaded! Custom
Load-Master Trailer only 6 months old.
$46,900 904-476-7621
1999 BAYLINER 1800, 120hp, fish finder,
lots of extras, $6500, 610-7768.


. . 17' CUSTOM Flats boat. 140hp Johnson,
I BUY BUSINESSES. No Restaurant fast; trolling motor, dual live wells and bat-
or Real Estate. Fast closings. series, aluminum float on trailer, $4000.
(904)402-5355. 251-5946.


WE BUY Scrap Gold for Cash! Estate and
old jewelry, Rolexes. 241-1889.


SATURDAY 9AM-2PM, 826 N. 13th Ave.,
Big Sale, crib, collectibles,
MOVING SALE- Saturday 12/8, 8am,
1754 Oakbreeze Ln. New pool table, bed-
room furn.; outdoor furn., refrig., washer/
dryer, computer desk, Christmas decora-
tions & more.
THREE FAMILY, 115 34th Ave. So., Sat.,
8am-lpm. Furniture, glassware, lots for
everyone. Car trailer ramps. Rain or shine.
BIG SALE! Don't miss! Lots of tools, mow-
ers, yard equipment, chest freezer. New
open utility trailer, Afghans, collectibles.
White wicker wardrobe. Saturday, 7am-?.
Rain date 12/15. 2006 Grove St.
MOVING SALE! Saturday, 8am-5pm.
1178 18th St. N..
HUGE MOVING Salel Everything must
gol Sat., 7:30am until. 11 Democracy Ct.
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, toys, small furni-
ture. Saturday, 8am-2pm, 1016 1st St
South.


MEGA-GARAGE Sale!. Selva Linkside,
Sat., 9am-Spm. 1660 Linkside Ct. No.
HUGE MOVING Sale. Friday, Saturday.
2328 Oceanforest Dr. West 8am-4pm.
Antique Dressers; Full Home Office Suite;
New Sleeper Sofa, Scooieis; Riding Lawn
Tractor and TONS MORE' Call 904-716-
2582
SATURDAY 8AM-NOON, 1849 Beachside
Court, Neighborhood garage sale.


SATURDAY, 8AM-? 95 E. Dolphin Blvd.
Lots of baby & fishing stuff
SATURDAY, 8-? Bar lights, furniture, stuff
449 South Roscoe Blvd Ext.(By Bridge)


SATURDAY, 12/8, 8am-2pm, 461 Cocka-
tiel Dr. Multi-family computer games,
electronics, toys and Christmas items. "No
early birds".


CUTE BUNGALOW with 60 + years of
goodies. Roseville pottery, birds by An-
drea, Lee Adams bird prints, mission style
loveseat, Indian rugs, jewelry in 14k, ster-
ling & costume, watches including an in-
teresting Tiffany. Lots 'of vintage china,
glass & pottery. Dining room set, room
size rugs, full bed, set of twin beds, mir-
rors, small chest of drawers, couch,
chairs, side tables, lamps, stereo compo-
nents. General household including kitch-
enware, washer/ dryer, garage goodies &
holiday. 2BR/1BA house & 91 Buick avail-
able.-Friday & Saturday from 9 til 2. 1156
2nd Ave N., Jax Beach. Lots of parking !
Follow the pink signs!


CHEAP STORAGE
Boats, RV's, Trailers.
Starting at $70/mo.. 2781 Mayport Rd.
Near Wonderwood. Call 993-2222.



4 GREAT work trucks ready to go. I have
2 Fords both 4 wheel drive, one diesel,
other gas w/heavy duty rack systems, one
is a flat bed. I also have 2 Chevrolet trucks
w/flat beds and heavy duty rack systems.
All trucks run great. Pricing starts at $5000
and up. Come by 751 1st Ave. South or
call 285-5756 for appointment. I am not a
dealer, just getting rid of some good
trucks.

DO WE have your gift?
moorechevy.com.
1989 DODGE Ram van, white; very good
condition, chrome rims, very good tires,
$1400. Call Richie, (904)553-0342.



1999 HONDA CRV, good condition,
$4700. Call 607-7425.
1989 MAZDA 626LX, 4DR, 35,000 miles,
$1950 OBO, 233-4455.

DO WE have your gift?
moorechevy.com.
FORD EXPEDITION 1998, Excellent con-
dition, all leather interior, power windows/
Slocks, 6 disc CD player, 3rd row seating,
very well maintained. Asking $7000. Call
992-6476, 864-4490.
1987 BMW convertible, $1000 OBO: Scott
or Gus, 270-2693..
2002 CHEVY MONTE CARLO SS, black
w/leather interior. Fully loaded, On-Star
equipped. Very clean and runs great.
51,400 miles. $9500. (904)246-7919.
1996 CHEVY Monte Carlo Z34; brand
new condition, only 65K miles, one owner,
power windows/ locks, cruise, Michelin
tires; ice cold AC, $4700 offer, 887-9030.


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PADGETTS A/C & Heating, Inc. Family
owned and operated. When quality and
customer service are demanded call
588-5222 Financing available.
SERVICE, REPAIRS, INSTALLATIONS
Free Estimates on replacements. License
CAC1814887. Credit cards accepted.
WWW.TLCINDOORAIR.COM HEATING
& A/C, FREE ESTIMATES; Duct Clean-
ings, Installs, Repairs. 10%-off. Financing
Available. (904)880-7312.
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HERMON'S MULTIPLE SERVICE
Specializing in "Complete Flowerbed
Cleaning and Lawn care, 246-4238
612-1755.
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WINSOR LAWN Service, Inc. Competitive
rates. Call Alan. 237-5301.


We Look ForwardStoSMeetingYouSSoon


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this category please call 904-249-9033 or
e-mail: classified @ beachesleader.com

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PERSCHELBROTHERS
SERVICES, INC.
PROFESSIONAL LAWN service. We mow
lawns. Free estimates. 246-0967.
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CLEANING SERVICE. Take the worry out
of your work week and let someone else
do the chores. Detailed, dependable, and
honest. 15yrs. experience. 403-9474.


IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com
SNYDER & Baker Electric. Residential,
commercial. Free estimates. Lie.
EC13003709 (904)237-3824.


WOOD Fence Installation. 35yrs Experi-
ence. Mick Outdoor Enterprises;
241-7276, 838-9599.
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BEACH BOYS Firewood. Pickup or Deliv-
ery. Ranger Special $75. Call 759-1612.


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THE HOLIDAYS are here. Let us clean up
your yard, mulch, plants, trimming, what-
ever you need, 246-3444.


ED'S LAWNCARE
Dependable Quality Service. Reasonable
rates. 821-0737.


JAMES WYNNE REPAIRS, INC.
Block & Brick Masonry. New construction,
additions, repairs. Licensed & Insured.
333-1388.
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OCEANSIDE CLEANING INDUSTRIES
Safe roof cleaning. Spotless window
cleaning. Pressure washing. Licensed &
Insured. Call Kevin 994-0045.

DIRTY DEAN'S
Quality service. Affordable price.
Licensed/ Insured. Call 294-6116.

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PAINTING, WALLPAPER Removal, All
types of repairs. 33yrs. exp. 229-9389.

BEACHES HOME SERVICES. Painting,
free estimates, work guaranteed, licensed.
610-7768.

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this category please call 904-249-9033 or
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this category please call 904-249-9033 or
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NEW POOL special, 15x30. Complete
only $25,000. Call 568-4112.


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this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @beachesleader.com

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WOOD REPAIRS. Termite & Rotten
wood, siding, stucco, repairs. Licensed
General Contractor. 247-2274.



KP HOME IMPROVEMENT INC
Painting, pressure washing, wood floors,
carpentry, tile work, drywall. 241-7023.
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COASTLINE CUSTOM FLOORS, LLC.
Tile, Wood, Carpet & Vinyl Flooring. In-
stallation, Repairs. & Restretching. Free
estimates (904)233-9683.

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Westside Office (904) 786-9827
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December 5, 2007


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Hokies claim ACC Championship


Photos by
Rob DeAngelo

ABOVE LEFT: Boston College
quarterback Matt Ryan (12)
passes as he's pressured by
Virginia Tech's Cam Martin
during last Saturday's ACC
Championship Game at
Jacksonville Municipal
Stadium. The Hokies beat the
Eagles, 30-16 to win the title.
ABOVE RIGHT: Boston
College wide receiver Ryan
Lindsey is a study in concen-
tration as he hauls in a pass.
LEFT: Virginia Tech split end
Josh Morgan (2) elevates to
rnake a reception ini front of
Boston College defensive
back DeLeon Gause.


Enjoy Great Nightly Dinner Specials.
Happy Hour MN ciday Friday 2 pm til 7 pmn.
Brunch on Satu rday & Sunday 10 am til2 pm.
While you're there pick up some
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