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Title: The Beaches leader
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Language: English
Publisher: Beaches Leader
Place of Publication: Jacksonville Beach Fla
Publication Date: December 7, 2007
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The" Weekend Edition December 7, 2007




BEACHES


Vol. 45, No. 49


LEADER


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


INSIDE

WIS0IIBOO0
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HOLIDAYS AT THE
BEACHES:
Complete guide to sea-
sonal activities and
more at the Beaches
Section Inside


FHS band WHALE ASHORE

drums up

support. .....


Fletcher High School Band. ROB ELO


The school's band was An early visiting adult right ":
recently selected to travel whale was spotted near the
to Washington, D.C. to Jacksonville Beach Cityfishing pier
participate in Tom the Thursday moing. Dolphins



Independence Day Parade. above, were seen chasing a f-":
Taylor, w ho volunteered aough- f whale that was acompa-
out the community to -_- 2I. .
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Fto help with fu ndraising, nying the adult whale. The
siThe school's band estma whale was n ot stranded, pier ht
recently seleced$50,000 to travel workers said, and moved
to Washington, D.C. to Jacksonville Beach fishing pier


participate s outward after cavorting. Dolphin by
Independence Day Parade above, were seen chasing a
Taylor, who volunteered calf whale that was accompa-
to help with fundraising, nying the adult whale. The
said it will cost an estimat- whale was not stranded, pier ~ -r *
ed $50,000 to make the workers said, and moved
trip, southward after cavorting by
See BAND, A-3),- the pier for a couple of hours. --
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Photo by UZA MITCHELL
Justice Brown,
4, tosses bread
to some hungry
ducks during a
family trip to
Huguenot Park
in Jacksonville
Beach this
week.


Armed men

in masks rob

JB gas station
FROM STAFF
Two masked men wearing camouflaged
clothing held a gas station attendant at
gunpoint Monday during a robbery at the
Chevron Station in Jacksonville Beach.
Police said the suspects armed with a
black semi-automatic handgun and a crow-
bar entered the business at 11:25 p.m. in
the 300 block of Beach Boulevard.
One suspect brandished the pistol and
used it to cover the clerk while the second
suspect wielding the crowbar stole an unde-
termined amount of cash from the register.
He also removed the video surveillance
tape from the recorder behind the front
counter.
A roll of lottery tickets were stolen from a
display case on the counter before the sus-
pects fled the store on foot, police said.


Habitat looking fo people who need homes


FUN TIME:
Brandon Wilkinson will
coordinate B.E.A.M.'s
free Beaches Holiday
Party for kids as his
Eagle Scout project.
The Saturday party is
free to all children, from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the
fields at the Beaches
Boys & Girls Club on
Seagate Avenue in
Jacksonville Beach
See details in the
Wishbook section
in this issue.


DANCING WITH A
PRINCE:
Various performances of
The Nutcracker are
planned this time of
year through the com-
munity, including a show
at Fletcher High School.
See Details in this issue


No names are on waiting list
by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
STAFF WRITER
Beaches Habitat for Humanity needs families to fill
homes for the upcoming year, according to Executive
Director Ralph Marcello.
Beaches Habitat, a non-profit organization dedicated
to building affordable housing at the Beaches, has 18
houses planned on the annual building schedule and
needs approximately 15 applicants to fillfthe houses,.
For the first time in three years, there are not enough
applicants to fill the homes, he said.
"We need to keep a nine-month supply," he said.
As part of the process, potential homeowners are
required to complete approximately 300 to 400 hours of
sweat equity, which takes about six months.
Four more homes in the Shangri-La subdivision are
scheduled to be complete in June, which would leave
current applicants approximately seven months to
complete their sweat equity hours, according to
Marcello. He attributes part of the shortage to "credit


Furlong

honored

for work

by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
A community watch group is
honoring long time Beaches
servant Bennie Furlong for her
contributions to the communi-
ty. .
Beaches Watch president
Sandy Golding said Furlong
was an ideal candidate because
of her continued involvement
in preserving the quality of life
at the Beaches.
"Although Bennie is retired,
she has certainly not retired
from caring about our Beaches
communities and working to
make life better for all of us at
the beach," Golding said on
the Beaches Watch web site.
"We encourage others to fol- Students at Neptuni
low Bennie's shining example co-teachers Karly H
of the positive difference that perform. The classes
one can make in our commu- cial occasions, such
nities." formed two songs f<
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Potential homeowners must demonstrate:
*Need applicants must currently be in sub-
standard, overcrowded or unaffordable housing
*Ability to pay
*Willingness to partner applicants must be
willing to participate in building their own home
*Residency applicants must live or work in the
area from St. Johns Bluff east to the ocean.
issues."
"People just can't afford to pay for whatever debt
[they have]," he said, explaining that some applicants
have debt as high as $50,000.
The mortgage on a Habitat houses is approximately
$450 per month, interest free, he said.
However, Marcello said that people should still apply.
"We are willing to work with homeowners who have
some credit problems," he said.
Cindy Funkhouser, executive director of Beaches
Emergency Assistance Ministry (B.E.A.M.), which refers
some families to Habitat, explained that the "discon-
nect" is that when people come to B.E.A.M. they are not


in the position to move into a Habitat house
Generally, when people are coming into B.E.A.M.,
they're in a financial crisis and that's not really the time
that they're going to be thinking about building a house
with Habitat," Funkhouser said.
"It's a long process," she said.
Funkhouser said that the "optimum" situation would
be if Habitat offered temporary rental units and could
work with people on credit issues until they could make
a permanent transition into a Habitat house.
Beaches Habitat also works with local churches,
hospitals and the Beaches Resource Center to help
place families, Marcello said.
Beaches Habitat holds monthly homeowner orien-
tation meetings for anyone interested in finding out
about the program, according to Marcello.
The next meeting will be Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. at the
Jordan Community Center, 1671 Francis Ave. in
Atlantic Beach, according to Marcello.
Once the Shangri-La subdivision is complete,
Beaches Habitat will begin work on a 32-home devel-
opment located at the corner of A1A and Mayport
Road, according to Marcello.


Photo SUBMITTED
e Beach Elementary School spread a little holiday cheer at Fleet Landing on Tuesday. Students in first grade
leal and Jennifer Powell's class and in third grade co-teacher Shelley Leugers and Carolyn Peterson's's class
Is are "buddies" and each first grader has a third grader that he/she reads with and "buddies-up" with on spe-
Sas this. The two classes went to Fleet Landing and teacher Heal and her mother, Kamie Maclnnes also per-
or the group. After the performance, students, teachers, parents and residents sat outside enjoying Christmas
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Former JB councilwoman honored for all her efforts

I- FURLONG, from A-1


Photo submitted
Former Jacksonville Beach City Councilor Bennie Furlong, center, is recognized as the Friend of
the Beaches for 2007 by the Beaches Watch community organization; Beaches Watch president
Sandy Golding, left, and City Councilman Tom Taylor were on hand Wednesday to present
Furlong with the award.


"We encourage others to fol-
low Bennie's shining example
of the positive: difference that
one can make in our commu-
nities."
The Friend of the Beaches
Award is an annual award to
recognize citizens, businesses
or organizations making
extraordinary contributions to
the quality of life of the north-
east Florida beach communi-
ties.
Jacksonville Beach City
Councilman Tom Taylor, one
of her former students and her
opponent in the 2006 district 3
race, nominated Bennie for
this year's award.
"A couple people came to
mind but all of the things that
lady has accomplished, I don't
think a lot of people realize
just how much she has done
for the community," he said.
"She is a great person. She
wanted to win and I wanted to
win but it was not an ugly race.
That is what made our election
fun. We had a lot of good
times and nothing has
changed."
A Jacksonville native and a
Beaches resident for 52 years,
Furlong has demonstrated her
commitment to the communi-
ty.
A Duval County School
teacher' for 41 years, Furlong
spent 21 years teaching at, San
Pablo Elementary in


Jacksonville Beach.
Taylor was a student in one
of Furlong's second grade class-
es, which she mistakenly told
the Beaches Business
Association was a first grade
class.
"He corrected me and said it
was second grade," she said. "I
said 'but you were reading on a
first grade level'."'
Through the years, Furlong
was instrumental in the forma-
tion of the Beaches Historical
Society and was involved with
the University Women's efforts
to build the Beaches Branch
Library.
During her 16 years of serv-
ice on the Jacksonville Beach
City Council, Furlong spon-
sored the first tree ordinance
and was responsible for
Jacksonville Beach being desig-
nated the first Tree City USA in
Duval County.
The city has received subse-
quent designations for that
and for subsequent re-designa-
tions for the last 18 years.
"We have applied for 19
years as a Tree City USA," she
said. "We were the first city in
Duval County to receive that
designation."
Each year, the city is recog-
nized as a Tree City USA with a
flag that Furlong has repeated-
ly tried to hoist at City Hall
much to te ..reluctance of
some city officials.


Today's Weather


Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue
12/7 12/8 12/9 12/10 12/11


74/57
Partly
cloudy
skies. High
74F. Winds
light and
variable.


Sunrise:
7:09 AM
Sunset:
5:25 PM


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76/60
Times of
sun and
clouds.
Highs in the
mid 70s and
lows in the
low 60s.

Sunrise:
7:10 AM
Sunset:
5:25 PM


73/60
Mix of sun
and clouds.
Highs in the
low 70s and
lows in the
low 60s.


Sunrise:
7:10 AM
Sunset:
5:25 PM


74/59
Mostly '
sunny.
Highs in the
mid 70s and
lows in the
upper 50s.


Sunrise:
7:11 AM
Sunset:
5:25 PM


72/62
Mostly
sunny.
Highs in the
low 70s and
lows in the
low 60s.


Sunrise:
7:12 AM
Sunset:
5:26 PM


Moon Phases






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with a higher UV Index showing the need for greater :
skin protection.
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"I had the grommets put in
for the flag pole and every-
thing," she said. "When [City
Manager] G Forbes is out of
town I say 'quick, put the flag
up'."
Furlong said she will be
proud to fly the flag at the
Beaches Senior Center which
was recently named in her
honor.
"We will plant all of the trees
down there," she laughed.
Joking aside, Furlong said
she is overwhelmed at the back
to back recognition from her
community peers, even if her
family thinks she solicits the
merit herself.
"Senator Bill Nelson sent me
a letter to congratulate me on
the name of the building and
my sister said 'what did you
do? Call him and tell him
about it?'," she said.
"I said 'I don't. People just
surprise me and I just keep try-
ing'. It was a very nice letter
and I was glad to get it. I still
have it on my refrigerator."
As the president of the
Beaches Council on Aging for
the last 10 years, Furlong
devotes a significant amount
of time and effort to helping
the senior community. She is
the Beaches representative for
Duval County Council on
Elder Affairs and has helped
secure funding for the new
Dial-A-Ride bus.




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Furlong supported the City
of Jacksonville Beach provid-
ing the land for the Beaches
Senior Center and was instru-
mental in having Dial-A-Ride
and Meals on Wheels offices in
the Senior Center.
She continues to serve as an
active member of PRIDE and
was involved in getting CAPE
established at the Carver
Center for the South Pablo


Beach community.
Other accomplishments
include charter amendments
to restrict closing of street ends
and limit the heights of build-
ings in Jacksonville Beach.
Said Taylor, "Bennie has
spent her entire life educating
a lot of us Beaches citizens, not
only at school, but also about
what a community should be."


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FROM STAFF
Transportation officials will
hold a public meeting from 4
to 7 p.m. Wednesday in
Jacksonville Beach to discuss
proposed changes to Beaches
bus routes.
The JTA will conduct the
meeting in Council Chambers
at City Hall, 11 3rd Street N. in
Jacksonville Beach.
Mike Miller, director of
.External Affairs for JTA,
Thursday said the current R-4
route which travels from
Atlantic Beach to South
Jacksonville Beach will be dis-
continued.
The existing BH-1 route from
Regency to Atlantic Beach and
South Jacksonville Beach will
be adjusted to travel 2nd Street
in Jacksonville Beach past
Pablo Towers from downtown
Jacksonville, Miller said.
"The BH-1 is replacing the R-
4 but we are changing the
route to make sure the current
riders are covered. There is no
loss in available transporta-
tion," he said.
Miller said the changes are
expected to increase the fre-
quency and availability of
buses along the new
Jacksonville Beach route.
An additional 6 p.m. week-
end stop will also be added to
the BH-50 which is the new
Beaches Commuter Express
from Sawgrass to the Gateway
Mall for employees getting off
of later shifts.
The route is part of a new
pilot project to extend bus
service into Ponte Vedra Beach
developed to assist employees
residing in Duval County to
reach employment destina-
tions at the beaches and in
northern St. Johns County.
"We believe this pilot project
will benefit all three of the
Beaches communities and
solve a transportation chal-
lenge for many existing and
potential employees who are
employed of wish to be
employed in the beaches area
including Ponte Vedra Beach,"
said Miller.
SEVera~hitfel'tiestaurant' and--
hospital employees who rely'
on public transportation to get
to work filled out surveys in
support of the new service.



CORRECTION:
The city of Atlantic Beach will
not host a holiday Shop-N-
Drop this years previously
published.


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Friday, Dec. 7
San Pablo Fundraiser: San
Pablo's PTA Silent Auction and
Spaghetti Dinner will be held
from 6-9 p.m. to raise funds for
a playground renovation proj-
ect and other programs at the
elementary school, located at
80118th Ave. N., Jacksonville
Beach. The public is welcome
to attend and bid on auction
items. A spaghetti dinner, bake
sale and Starbucks coffee will
be available for purchase.

Sharon Batten Trunk Show:
Sharon Batteninvites Cultural
Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
members to a two-day
Monique Lhuillier Trunk Show.
For an appointment, call 285-
4544.
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.

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:
American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 316 will meet at 1127


photo by LIZA MITCHELL
Workers install the sign for the new Crabcake Factory Wednesday at the Beach Plaza Shopping
Center in Jacksonville Beach. The restaurant is slated to open around the first of the year in the
space formerly occupied by The Moon Grille and Oyster Bar.


AROUND THE BEACHES


Felice Navidad
"Christmas in Spanish
Florida" will be presented at
10:30 a.m. Saturday at the
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
Library at a meeting of the
Beaches League of Storytellers.
The public is invited. For
information call Nancy Avera
at 874-9270.

Sing-along is Saturday
The city of Atlantic Beach is
sponsoring a holiday sing-
along 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday
at Bull Memorial Park, adjacent
to the Adele Grage Center at
Ocean and Seventh streets,
Atlantic Beach.
Santa will visit and there will
be machines making snow.
Words to the songs will be pro-
jected on a screen during this
family event.

Kids' museum debuts
Hands-on children's activi-
ties will be offered Saturday
during Ancient City Kids Day,
a children's festival postponed
from late October because of
weather.
Children's Museum of St.
Johns will make its debut at the
ever twii th -an3 exh i-tf r-Miled
"Walk Like a Timucua.'' ,..
Participants can assemble a
mask, make a shell bracelet and
have a tattoo painted on their
arms, cheeks or forehead.
The festival, sponsored by
EPIC Community Services, is
free. It is scheduled 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. at Francis Field on
Castillo Drive, St. Augustine.

MSD meeting Monday
The Ponte Vedra Municipal
Service District meets at 6 p.m.
Monday at the Ponte Vedra
Beach Branch Library.



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Atlantic Blvd. at 8 p.m. For
information, call 247-0202 or
241-8271.

Leave 'em Laughin': The
December meeting of the
"Leave 'em Laughing" Tent, a
chapter of the International
Laurel & Hardy Appreciation
Society will be held from 6:30-
8 p.m. at the Pablo Creek
Branch Library. Admission is
free to all ages; free light snacks
and sodas will be served.
Screenings will be the 1933
Popeye cartoon, "Seasin's
Greetinks!"; the Laurel & Hardy
short subject, "Big Business"
(1929); and the feature, "March
of the Wooden Soldiers"
(1934). For information, call
Steve Bailey at 246-0312 or
visit the Tent's website at
www.leaveemlaughing.com.

Tuesday, Dec. 11
Community Music School
Recital: First Coast Community
Music School's Winter Student
Recital will be held starting at 7
p.m. on the Florida
Community College South
Campus, in the Nathan H.
Wilson Center for the Arts,
11901 Beach Blvd., Bldg. N,
Room 103-Recital Hall. The
event is free and open to the
public. For information, visit
www.fccmusicschool.org.

FCAT for Families: An invi-
tation has been extended for a
free Parent Enrichment Series
Presentation, FCAT for
Families, from 7-8:45 p.m. in
the Fletcher High School
Media Center. Margaret Harris,
training coordinator for the
Family Network on Disabilities
of Florida, will help families
better understand the impor-
tance of the FCAT waiver,
accommodations and involve-
ment in the FCAT. For informa-


View from the top
St. Johns County
Administrator Michael'
Wanchick will be the featured
speaker at Monday's meeting
of the St. Johns Civic
Association Roundtable.
The meeting is scheduled 9
a.m. to 11 a.m. at the main
library, on U.S. 1 and San
Carlos in St. Augustine.
Christmias refreshments will be
served. The public is invited.

Senior arts celebrated
Paintings, drawings, sculp-
tures and photos created by
seniors who participated in a
new program with the Cultural
Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
will be highlighted at an event
from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday.
"The Art of Aging" will take
place at the Players
Community Senior Center, 175
Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra
Beach.
This celebration will feature
a luncheon and exhibition.

Donations sought
The community is being
asked to help a group of stu-
dents-- at- lanffdrum Middle
School who have "adopted '100
needy elementary-age children
in Hastings for the holiday sea-
son.
The Landrum gifted stu-
dents, along with their parents
and teachers, are donating
Christmas gifts to the children
and are giving them a party
Wednesday at Hastings
Community Center in
Southwest St. Johns County.
Community members are
asked to donate new children's
sneakers and shoes; new chil-
dren's coats, clothing and

Holiday Happenings in
Wishbook section

tion call the Beaches Resource
Center at 270-8200.

Wednesday, Dec. 12
SManagement Advisory
Group: The next GTM
Research Reserve Management
Advisory Group meeting will
be held at 6 p.m. at the GTM
Research Reserve
Environmental Education
Center, 505 Guana River Road.
The event is open to the pub-
lic. For information, call 904-
823-4500.

Newcomers of the Beaches:
Newcomers of the Beaches, an
organization for women who
are new to the area, holds a
luncheon at 11 a.m. at the
Casa 'Marina Hotel, 691 1st St.
N., Jacksonville Beach. Bill
Cosnoyti will present a pro-
gram about the Jacksonville
Symphony and provide a sur-
prise musician to serenade the
gathering. The cost of the
luncheon is $20. Call Bonnie
Lynch at 904-821-9002 for
information or to join the
group.

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children's books. Donations
should be dropped off by
Monday at Landrum Middle
School. Call teacher Derek
Coghlan at 285-9080 or parent
Brette Reiman at 273-2962 for
more information.

Caregivers meet.
The regular monthly meet-
ing for caregivers at the Players
Community Senior Center has
been changed to Dec. 18 at
2:30 p.m. at the center, 175
Landrum Lane. The meeting
was. changed from its regular
date of the fourth Thursday of
the month. Those who plan to
attend are asked to call ahead
at 280-3233.

How sweet it is
Urban Flats in Ponte Vedra
Beach on Wednesday present-
ed a check for $2,300 to the
Susan G. Komen Foundation.
The donation is the amount
the restaurant sold in desserts
during October. Each guest
who ordered a dessert during
October received a pink ribbon
enamel lapel pin. Urban Flats is
in the Shoppes of Ponte Vedra
on State- oad A-1A. ;
Hazardous waste collected
A hazardous waste collec-
tion will be held from 8:30
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the
parking lot of the Atlantic
Beach City Hall at 800
Seminole Road. All items will
be accepted. Prohibited items
include biohazardous or med-
ical waste, explosives, tires,
commercial hazardous waste
and large household items
such as washers, dryers, stoves
and refrigerators. Call 387-
8847.


Festival expands

FROM STAFF
The annual Christmas at Sawgrass Village festival is being
expanded this year, with activities for adults as well as children
planned today and Saturday in Ponte Vedra Beach.
The festivities begin at 6 p.m. today with the lighting of a
Christmas tree. Costumed carolers from Alhambra Dinner
Theater will stroll and sing from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., when carriage
rides also will be available .
Stores will remain open until 8 p.m., and merchants will offer
specials, treats and complementary consultations.
On Saturday, guests can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 2
p.m. to6 p.m., and the Christmas train will be open for rides 2
p.m. to 6 p.m.
There will be a Toys for Tots drop-off at Sawgrass Village from
Friday evening through Sunday.
Sawgrass Village is off State Road A1A just north of PGA Tour
Boulevard.



To send band to D.C.

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He is asking Beaches busi-
nesses to advertise the band.
drive on their signs at the first
of the year.
"There is enough Fletcher
alumni out there that if 500
people raised $100 we could
get this done in a month of
two," Taylor said.
Taylor said he has
approached members of the
City Council and the Beaches
Chamber about fundraising
and he plans to begin sending
letters to business owners
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"I think quick and sweet
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said. "This is just like the
national championship for
football. This is their high-
light. I would like to see the
whole beach really pull
together for these kids."
For information on how to
support the Fletcher High
School Band's coming trip,
contact Taylor at 334-3078 or
e-mail at ttaylor@jaxbchfl.net.


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Day that will


live in infamy


has meaning


SAll who were alive in 1941 can probably recall exact-
ly where they were on this day 66 years ago.
December 7, 1941 remains a day that will live in
infamy as predicted by then U.S. President Franklin
Roosevelt after the Japaiese bombed Pearl Harbor on
a Sunday morning and shocked our nation into World
War II.
That attack triggered shock waves in this country
that were, according to reports, unequalled, except
perhaps by the disaster of 9-11 in 2001.
The attack on Pearl Harbor resulted in the United
States joining World War II and many of our best and
brightest served during the war in military or civilian
roles.
On this date that lives on in history, it is worth
remembering that nine Beaches-area men made the
ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives for their country
while in service.
SA photo exhibit, These Nine, is now on display at
the Beaches Museum and History Center.
__ Visitors to the museum also have the opportunity to
learn more about World War II and its impact on the
Beaches by spending some time in the museum's read-
ing room.
.....or.museum hours call. 241-5657 extension 100.
SThe valor of those who served bears-remembrance.
The museum exhibit is a means to do this and offers a
timely look back to all ages, including those who actu-
ally lived through the. days of blackout curtains,
rationing and saboteurs landing on our shores.
The sacrifices made by past generations must not be
forgotten.


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Some thing

Opened a time capsule from
the 1940s. I had forgotten it
for years, under my bed, in
an insignificant box. It was my
autograph book from grade
school.
The entries in the book
began in 1945, when I was 11,
and they..ended in 1948, with
graduation from Richards
Elementary- SchOor ..r -Tn'.
Whitefish Bay,. a suburb of
Milwaukee. Most of the signers
were classmates or teachers,
The youngest contributor was
my sister, Connie. Judging
from her printing, she was
about six at the time. The old-
est "author" was my grandfa-
ther. He wrote, "How long will
you remember Luto Luto
Skinka?" Luto Luto was a little
boy in a story Grandfather told
me when I was young. The
story was my favorite and he'
repeated it whenever I asked.
The little notes my friends
wrote were typical of the times.
"When you see a monkey in a
tree, pull his tail and think of
me."
"Tulips in the garden, tulips
in the park, the two lips that
Garolyn,likes are the two lips in
thf dar ...r -o .: ?( .: o ;! -i.
"When you grow up and
have twins, don't come to my
house for safety pins." Today
not many people would even
understand that one. Why
would a mother of twins need
safety pins?
"I love you little, I love you
big, I love you like a little pig."
Not too complimentary.
The adults' words were full of
hope and good wishes. "With
the best of luck."
"I have enjoyed knowing
you."
Mother told me, "Have a


s don't change in time

match and was ranked #7.
. Tennis great Frank Parker gave,
-. me his autograph. I was too
busy to watch any matches.
i. The Lone Ranger was at Joy
Farm Stables one day when I
was taking riding lessons. He
,. was galloping on Silver, his
equally famous horse. The
horse's saddle was made of sil-
ver, as was the bridle.
This was an exciting
encounter for me. In.addition
to being VIP crazy, I loved hors-
es. When I asked the Lone
CAROLYN EVANS Ranger for his autograph, he
GUEST COLUMNIST personalized it. He signed it,
"To friend, Lone Ranger." He
considered me a friend!
good time always." She knew Lou Costello, of Abbott and
I'd listen to that one. Costello fame, signed a piece of
There was a message from a paper that I pasted in.my book.
seventh grade teacher who had I can't remember getting that
a lot of faith in me. "I'm sure one, but I put a note next to it
your living will make the world to jog my memory: "Lou
a better place in which to live. I Costello, movie star." I had
know you'll contribute some- written "great" too, but had
thing worthwhile." That crossed that out.
would look terrific- on my I notice that one thing hasn't
tombstone. changed much in 60 years.
I have signatures from the; Several of the messages in the
famous and not so famous. I book are precursors to today's
was star struck when I was in text messages. How about "G I
grade: school. I:-dreamed of, N "UQ-, GQ T,"'andJ2A.J
being in the moyies.aniadknow-, R, ,s ,toe I n, R Ys ge,;l
ing lots of important people. I or, "U R 2 young 2 B 4 got 10."
collected an autograph from I guess we were a bit vapid
any person who had the least and banal, too silly to get into
bit of celebrated aura. trouble, but we had fun. And
In 1947, Bobby Riggs was the because we actually wrote it all
world's #1 tennis professional. down, we can look back, re-
I asked him to sign my book -read and chuckle as we remem-
when he was in Milwaukee ber what we were like then. But
playing in a tournament that the historian in me hopes cell
year. phone testing doesn't become
Carl Earn was in the tourna- our-primary way of communi-
ment-too. I had never heard of casting. Too much of life will
him, but he seemed important, evaporate with the send but-'
and, -at-miy request; he penned ton.
his name. I found out that he Evans is a Ponte Vedra Beach
had beaten Riggs in. a recent resident.


The trial for Santa Clause


By 2007, Santa Claus, a
beloved figure in America for
more than a hundred years,
had fallen out of sync with the
times. And so it was that
America decided to prosecute
him.
"Your honor, the prosecution
calls Mr. Santa Claus to the wit-
ness stand."
"Proceed," says the judge.
Claus is sworn in and seated.
The prosecutor begins to pace
before the jury.
"Though it is hardly criminal
to parade around as a jolly old
fat man whose spirit is the per-
sonifieation of charity and
goodwill,". says.the prosecutor,
"is it not against the law for our
tolerant government to in any
way sanction any religion? Are
you not a religious man,"Mr.
Claus?"
S"Ho, ho, h6," says Claus,
;smiling. "My origin dates back
many years to Holland to a fel-
low known as 'Sinterklaas-' But
one of my primary inspirations
was Saint Nicholas, a 4th cen-
tury Christian bishop who was
generous to the poor."
"Aha!" says the prosecutor. "A
Christian bishop!"
"But today," continues Claus,
"I've evolved to represent all
things good and charitable.
Even- the Supreme Court, in
weighing the constitutionality
of using Santa figures on public
property, determined me to be
a marker of seasonal celebra-
tion. I am not a religious sym-
bol."
"Touche," says the prosecutor.
"But we are just getting warmed
up with you, Mr. Claus."
"Would the prosecution
please not waste the court's
time," says the judge.
"Your honor, I hold in my
hand the sworn affidavits of
thousands of people who all
make the same accusation


,, ' -


-against Mr. Claus: breaking and
entering. Mr. Claus gained
entrance to each of their homes
- through the chimney."
"Ho, ho, ho," says Claus. "But
that is the only way I could
leave each of them gifts."
"But he stole cookies, your
honor!"
The judge rolls his eyes.
"Would the prosecution
please bring forth more sub-
stantive charges," he says.
"Your honor," continues the
prosecutor, "this allegedly char-
itable figure has been abusing
elves for years. They work long
hours without breaks and vaca-
tions. Mr. Claus is in violation
of numerous federal workplace
statutes. The elves are afraid to.
speak out for fear of reprisal
from their boss."
"Ho, ho, ho," says Claus. "But
we all work long hours at our
North Pole location. We work
to promote joy and happiness
and to benefit all of mankind."
"If his abuse of the elves is
not criminal enough," contin-
ues the prosecutor, "then con-
sider his abuse of helpless ani-
mals. He chains them to a
sleigh and drives them nonstop
on a hellish journey around the
world."


"Surely," says the judge, "the
prosecution has more com-
pelling charges that might hold
up in-this court."
"We certainly do," says the
prosecutor, picking up more
papers and presenting them to
the judge. "We have additional
sworn affidavits accusing Mr.
Claus of stalking. He's been
watching people when they're
sleeping. He knows when
they're awake, He even knows if
they've been bad or good."
"Oh, brother," says the judge.
"Your honor," says the prose-
cutor, "this fat man in the red
suit may look harmless, but he
has been soliciting children
through the mail and the
Internet. He keeps an exhaus-
tive list and has been checking
it twice. Then he lures the chil-
dren to the mall, where he
entices them to sit on his lap!"
The judge shakes his head.
"This man is a bad example
for our children," continues the
prosecutor. "He encourages obe-
sity and the consumption of
trans fat. He poisons the homes
of millions with secondhand
pipe smoke. He is a symbol of
our close-minded past, your
honor -- NOT our progressive,
secular present."
"Is that all, counselor?" said
the judge.
"There's one more thing,
your-honor. Mr. Claus is a sex-
ist. He has no respect for
women -- no women in man-
agement positions. What's
worse, he was caught kissing
one boy's mother. He routinely
calls women demeaning
names!"
The judge turns to Claus.
"How do you respond to
these charges, Mr. Claus?"
"Ho, ho, ho."
"I rest my case," says the pros-
ecutor.


KATHLEEN
FEINDT BAILEY
EDITOR


So, what


is new...

at's going on? What's
yynew?

Those are the questions I hear
daily-- from many people both
inside the newsroom and out-
side. Usually the answers are
clear on page one in each issue.
Sometimes, though, what's
going on does not always war-
rant an entire story.
So, in no particular order, this.
is what's new lately:

A motel is in the planning
stage for Neptune Beach, just
west of Aqua East;. No official
plans have been filed yet, but
there has been lots of prelimi-
nary talk and it looks, like
Neptune Beach will get its third
inn.
*.*
Comcast customers in most
parts of the Beaches missed live
results from Dancing with the
Stars last week, and they also
lost broadband connections and
Comcast phone service for more
than 6 hours. Customer service
reps were vague on specifics
except to say that a fiber optic
cable was cut at the Beaches by
a contractor at @ 4 p.m. No
word on who the contractor
was, but it's easy to speculate
since there is only one major
project under way in the center
of the area where the outage
occurred Jacksonville Beach,
Neptune Beach and parts of
Atlantic Beach. Customers whoer'
, calje4jto complain ye4 e credited.,
for a day's service, reps said.
Seems like'such a credit ought to
be automatic.

No building plans have been
filed for the new Publix to be
built along Beach Boulevard,
but the site is cleared and a con-
struction trailer is on site and
city officialfsaid they have seen
site plans. Hmmm, .the Publix
development seems to be mov-
ing at rocket speed compared to
the sludge-like progress of Wal-
Mart 'in Neptune Beach.
Apparently if plans are not sub-
mitted by April for the megas-
tore, then Wal-Mart will have to'
go through the entire develop-
ment review process again.

Fletcher High School had a
pipe connection burst. Tuesday,
causing'air conditioning water
to pour from the ceiling and
flood some areas, making some
classrooms unusable. Parents
were notified of the problem via
a telephone alert system. The
alert also noted that the water
was not toxic and repairs were
imminent. The school remained
open, .but some students could
not get to their lockers to get
lunches or lunch money and
some classes had to be moved to
the auditorium, according to
the recorded message from prin-
cipal Dane Gilbert, who told
students during the day that
there was no cause for alarm.
The Duval County school sys-
tem is developing plans for
Fletcher's future, as well as the
neighboring schools of San
Pablo and Fletcher Middle, and
one factor in the plans will be
the physical condition of the
facilities and how they score on
an objective measure. Pipe prob-
lems ought to give the school a
few points credit toward getting
work done.

The lights went out during a
portion of the Christmas in the
Park at Jarboe Park last week,
but the music continued. The
event, which features visits with
Santa and unlimited free cocoa
and cookies, is a small-town tra-
dition with a neighborly feel.
The light problem will mean
some changes in system setup
next year, but other than that
organizers have said the low-
tech tradition will continue.
* *
Merchants in Pablo Plaza
report that TJMaxx, a discount
department store, is renovating
the former movie theater site for
a store to serve the Beaches
community-


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OBITUARIES


LORI ADAMS


JEFF BINION


KYLIE GUSTAFSON BLANC


Lori Adams, 76, died
November 24, 2007. She was a
member of Arlington United
Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Carl F.
Adams, and is survived by her
true companion, Clifford
House; daughters, Rae and
Carol; brothers, Orrin and
Raymond; and her grandchil-
dren, Kyle and Kacee.


Pete Hoyer, 63, of
Jacksonville Beach lost his
fight with cancer November
22, 2007. He was born
November 12, 1944 in
'Westwood, N.J. to Harold and
Bettie Hoyer, both prede-
ceased.
He is survived by his wife,
Carol Standiford of
Jacksonville Bqach; son, Todd
Hoyer of Leesburg, Fla.;
grandson, Ivan Hoyer of
Sarasota, Fla.; sister, Dolores
Bergholtz of Bovina Center,
N.Y.; niece, Dr. Lori Mathieu
of Albany, N.Y.; nephew,
Joseph Bergholtz of Goshen,


SA memorial service will be
held at 11 a.m. Dec. 12 in
Arlington United Methodist
Church, 1400 University Blvd.
North.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the American
Lung Association.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family
Funeral Home, Jacksonville
Beach.


N.Y.; aunts, Hazel Lahey of
Ormond Beach, Fla. and Doris
of New York; numerous
cousins and his extended fam-
ily and friends.
A memorial service celebrat-
ing his life will begin at 11
a.m. Dec. 15 in the Quinn-
Shalz Family Funeral Home
Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the
family suggests a memorial
contribution to the
Jacksonville Humane Society,
WJCT or a charity of choice.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family
Funeral Home, Jacksonville
Beach.


Jeff Binion, 50, died
December 4, 2007. He was born
in Anderson, Ind. and had
resided in Jacksonville since
2000.
He recently worked at Pine
Castle, and was a member of St.
Paul's Catholic Church. He was
very outgoing and had a large
collection of music and movies,
which he loved listening to and
watching, his family said.
He is survived by his parents,
David and Ann Binion; his
brother, Douglas of Carmel,
Ind.; sister, Mona Bowen of


Cecil Walter Lindenberger Sr.,
90, died December 5, 2007. He
was born October 13, 1917 in
Petersburg, Va.
He served in the Army Air
Corps during World War II. He
worked for the U.S.
Government Printing Office
and retired after 34 years.
He is survived by his wife of
67 years, Katherine; son, Cecil
Walter Lindenberger Jr. of
Alexandria, Va.; daughter,
Jeannette Sargent (Steven) of


Valparaiso, Ind.; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5-7
p.m. Dec. 10 at Quinn-Shalz
Family Funeral Home, 3600 3rd
St. S., Jacksonville Beach. Mass
of Christian Burial will be at 10
a.m. Dec. 11 at St. Paul's
Catholic Church, Jacksonville
Beach, with the Rev. William
Kelley as Celebrant. Interment
will follow in Ponte Vedra
Valley Cemetery.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home.


Scotia, N.Y.; grandson, David
Sargent of Scotia, N.Y.; and
granddaughter, Katherine
Sargent of Scotia, N.Y.
Private family services will be
held. In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions may be made to
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida, 4266
Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL
32257.
Services under the direction of
Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.


Kylie Gustafson Blanc, 28,
died at home December 3,
2007.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Josef Blanc; mother, Pam
Gustafson-Davenport; and
father, Keith Gustafson. She
also is survived by her step-.
brothers and sister, Austin,
Donovan, Lindsey and
Michael, as well as numerous


aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces
and nephews.
She will be extremely missed
by her family and those whose
heart she touched, the family
said.
A memorial service will be
held 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home, 1701
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville
Beach.


POLICE BEAT


JACKSONVILLE BEACH
Petit theft was reported Dec.
4 in the 500 block of 3rd
Street N. A bike valued at $139
was stolen from the garage of
an apartment complex.

Burglary to a business was
reported Dec. 4 in the 500
block of 1st Street N. Two
empty beer kegs valued at $60
were stolen from outside a
bar. The suspects were cap-'
tured on a security video
pulling an SUV behind the
business and one of the men
exited the vehicle and loaded
the empty kegs into the back.

Auto burglary was reported
Dec. 3 in the 500 block of 1st
Street N. Five school text-
b6dtk~iS i'i~W'at $450' iflaf-d
S-ehicle registration- '.i*r,',
stolen from a car in the pier
parking lot. There was no sign
of forced entry.

Battery was reported Dec. 3
in the 800 block of 3rd
Avenue N. The victim told
police he and his roommate
engaged in a .physical con-
frontation in which he was
struck in the right arm with a
golf club. Police questioned
the victim's roommate who
admitted to the fight but said
the victim was wielding the
golf club and he grabbed it
and broke it over his knee.
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Grand theft of a motor vehi-
cle was reported Dec. 3 in the
600 block of 5th Avenue S. A
stolen 2004 Ford.F-150 valued
at $20,000 was recovered from
the. rear lot of an apartment
complex after a witness called
police about a suspicious vehi-
cle. The truck was reported


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Nicholas Russell Lynker, 26,
of Jacksonville Beach was
arrested Dec. 3 and charged
with a warrant for two counts
of trafficking over 400 grams
of MDMA in the 100 block of
25th Avenue S., according to a
police report. Police estab-
lished surveillance of Lynker's
residence on the morning of
Dec. 3 and took him into cus-
tody when they observed him
leaving the premises t 7 p.m.,
police said.

Strong armed robbery was
reported Dec. 3 in the '400
block of 4th Avenue S. The
victim told police he was
walkting'weistbound arodnd;10
p.mii.:'en' he was' suddenly
approached by four or five
unknown male suspects. The
suspects did not say anything
to the 34-year-old victim but
began hitting him to the
ground. One of the suspects
kicked the victim in the left
side of the face. His cell
phone, wallet and $100 in
cash were stolen during the
attack, police said. The sus-
pects fled in an unknown
direction. The victim called
police from a nearby resi-
dence. He sustained a possible
broken jaw and was transport-
ed to the hospital for treat-
ment of his injuries.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH
Several car burglaries on San
Juan. Drive were reported
between Sunday and Monday,
according to police reports.
A man reported two of his
vehicles were stolen between
Saturday night and Sunday


morning in the 200 block of
San Juan Drive, according to
police.
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A vehicle was stolen and
another vehicle: burglarized
between Saturday night and
Sunday morning in the 100
block of San Juan Drive,
police said. Golf clubs, an
iPod, sunglasses, and other
items worth almost $4,500
were also taken. -
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A woman's purse and other
items were taken Saturday
night from a vehicle in the
200 block of San Juan Drive,
according to police.
* *
A man reported Sunday that
his vehicle was broken into in
the 200 block of San Juan
Drive, police said.

A man said 10 checks were
stolen out of his mailbox in
-the 100 blcok of San Juan
Drive Sunday, according to a
police report.
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A woman reported her purse
was stolen between Saturday
night and Sunday morning in
the 300 block of Pablo Road,
according to a police report.
She also reported a "suspi-
cious person" in the area,
Police questioned and
released the individual.
During their investigation,
police recovered the purse and
returned it to her.

A 14 year-old Nease High
student was found in posses-
sion of a hydrocodone pill
and a razor blade on campus
Friday, according to a police
report. The student was not
questioned because his par-


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school suspended him for 10
days.

A handgun, cell phone, and
cash valued -at $1,000 were
stolen from a vehicle in the
2700 block of Versailles Court,
according to police.
* .
A Nease High student
reported a laptop was taken
out of her vehicle in the stu-
dent parking lot on. Nov. 1,
according to a police report.

ATLANTIC BEACH
Atlantic Beach police are
looking for a suspect wanted
in conenction with sexual
battery on a child under 16
years old, according to a press
release! 'Police 'said they'Wfe:
,asking for assistance withm;any
information about Robert Lee
Young,. 37, and his where-
abouts. His last known
address was in the 8000 block
of Atlantic Boulevard, accord-
ing to police. Police asked
anyone with information to
call Det. Tiffany Layson at
247-5859.
* *
Andrew James Nelson, 19,
was arrested for fleeing or
attempting to elude a law
enforcement officer on Dec. 2
in the 13000 block of Picarsa
Drive, according to a police
report.

Grand theft of an automo-
bile was reported on, Dec. 3 in
the 100 block of Levy Road,
according to a police report.
The complainant told police
that someone entered the tow
yard and stole a green Chevy
S10 Blazer, according to the
report.


PHOTO SUBMITTED
Sergeant Tom Bingham of
the Jacksonville Beach
Police Department recently
visited the Street Law class
at the Noble Street School.
He briefed students on the
complexities of search war-
rants and SWAT Team pro-
cedures


NEPTUNE BEACH
Fraudulent use of personal
identity information was
reported on Dec. 4 in the 1100
block of Kings Road, accord-
ing to a police report. An
unknown suspect gained
access to the victim's bank
account and spent $692.63 at
a Wal-Mart store in Louisiana,
according to the report.
*** *


Burglary was reported on
Dec. 3 in the 1100 block of
Seagate Avenue, according to
a police report. An unknown
suspect entered the victim's
apartment and stole $35 in
change and a USB satellite
connector while the victim
was out of town for two
weeks, according ..to the
report.


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December 7, 2007


Raise your glasses (and money, too)


by CHUCK ADAMS
STAFF WRITER

A fund-raising luncheon for
the Cultural Center at Ponte
Vedra Beach, to be held Dec. 13
at Tra Vini restaurant in Ponte
Vedra, will feature a silent auc-
tion of handpainted wine glass-
es.
Twenty-four artists combined
to paint almost 280 glasses, all
of which will be auctioned off.
"This project started six
weeks to two months ago, the
idea of having a luncheon and
then having these handpainted
wine glasses," the project's
coordinator, Janet Wilson, said
Monday at the Cultural Center.
"It's been fantastic 275
glasses. They'll be all signed,


auctioned off at this wonderful
luncheon."
The luncheon also will offer
a fashion show by Sharon
Batten, Carla's Shoes and
Underwood's Jewelers.
"It's just been fun to work
together," said Wilson.
"Everybody's enjoyed the kind-
of-a-joint project while paint-
ing together."
The painting was done either
at the Cultural Center or in the
artists' homes.
Also to be auctioned off are
the centerpieces at each table
at the luncheon, for which the
cost was $50 per person and
which is a sellout. The center-
pieces consist of a bottle of
wine and two handpainted
glasses.
"Next year we're going to


repeat," said Wilson. "This is
the first one. Everybody's so
enthused about this, I think
we'll do it again. We were sold
out almost immediately, so
that's pretty good."
That artwork on the glasses
has wide-ranging subjects.
"What has been so creative
about this is that I've asked
everyone to come in and just
do whatever they felt like
doing. We have lighthouses,
birds, angels, fish I mean
just whimsical glasses," said
Wilson.
"All these artists, doing their
own style, are just producing
some fantastic things. We have
some well-known artists in
Jacksonville, and some smash-
ing glasses, really," added
Wilson.


photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Janet Wilson (right) and other artists at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach paint
some of the wine glasses that will be auctioned off next week at a luncheon to benefit the
center.


Member exhibit that begins Friday is a first for Cultural Center


by CHUCK ADAMS
STAFF WRITER
Members of the Cultural Center at Ponte'
Vedra Beach are excited that the facility is
holding an exhibit of artwork that begins
Friday and runs through Jan. 12. The differ-
ence between this exhibition and all those
previous is that this time it's the members'
own artwork that's being exhibited.
The Cultural Center's first Artist Member
Exhibition starts with a public gallery opening
reception from 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m. Friday, fol-
lowing a private reception for Renaissance
Society members.
Eleanor Hughes of St. Augustine, a relatively
new member at the Cultural Center, paints
professionally and shows her work at the
Holborn Gallery in the Oldest City.
"This is wonderful," Hughes said of what
the opportunity to exhibit at the center means
to her. "I have always admired the Cultural
Center. So many things go on here. I'm really
pleased to be able to be here. I think it's good
to sort of spread out a little bit from St.
Augustine."
More than 300 members submitted art to be
exhibited, and 45 pieces were selected
through a juried judging process. The Best of
Show is Sydney McKenna's "Halo," an oil-on-
canvas piece McKenna painted this year.
Judith Stanyard of Ponte Vedra Beach, who
also paints professionally, also will have one


photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Sydney McKenna stands next to "Halo," her oil-on-canvas that won Best in Show for the Cultural
Center's first members juried show, which open's Friday.


of her paintings in the exhibit. A member at
the Cultural Center almost from its outset,
Stanyard recently rejoined the facility.
"This is the first one, of having this juried
members exhibit," Stanyard said of the
upcoming exhibition. "I was very excited to
enter it because we don't have a lot of vehicles
to show our work.
"It's,nice when you live in Ponte Vedra and
can be part of the show right here. It's an
opportunity. And having it at the Cultural
Center, that's the plus."
Stanyard, who has taken painting classes at
the center, said she's been painting "a long
time, since my 20s. But I did take some time
off, and did other things. I really got painting
.again about six years ago."
Jessica Ryals, an assistant to Cultural Center
program director Leigh Rodante, said the
members exhibit will be set up in .the main
gallery and down one of the hallways.
"It pretty much started with wanting to cre-
ate an artists membership, and some of the
perqs that would go along with it," Ryals said
of the genesis of the exhibit. "We decided, in
order to kick it off, start with a juried exhibi-
tion to kind of bring on a variety of artists.
"And that's apparent by this exhibition. It
does show a variety of different types of art-
work. We've got everything from mixed-media
sculpture to charcoal drawings to oil paintings
to acrylic," she said.


Multiple collection sites at Beaches to assist Deaf & Blind School benefit


by. CHUCK ADAMS
STAFF WRITER

An e-mail three Ponte Vedra Beach
friends received recently will result
in a present-laden, police-led motor-
cycle caravan leaving the Bolles
School in Ponte Vedra at 3 p.m. Dec.
18, for the Florida School for the
Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine.
Will Ackland, Norma Rea and
Karen Wolf shared a message asking
for help in gathering clothes for the
"Clothes Closet" at the School for
the Deaf and Blind. Phil Lancelot of
Keller Williams Realty wanted to
know if they had a couple of extra
used coats in their kids' closets'.
"I'm just a mom here at Bolles,"
said Rea, who has two children,at
the private school. "We found out
about the needs at the School for
the Deaf and Blind, and I thought
that was something we could help
with.


"It's idefihftely a collboQatibAintof:rii: .'Gia'te;has.:iditiated their new toy
effort," Rea said of the role she, drive through the corporate office,",
Ackland and Wolf have played in said Ackland. "It's been exciting.
the ongoing collection drive, the The collection is going well. We
overall goal of which is to help 500 started with a clothes drive, and as a
in-need children. They aim to real- group decided that wasn't enough.
ize "a coat and warm outfit for all of Now it's a toy drive, and we have
them. And a toy or gift of some sort, contacts so the Clothes Closet will
because most don't get the first never be empty again. And to think
Christmas present." it all started with just one e-mail."
Attendance by 50 percefit of the "We're like three elves," said Wolf.
children at the deaf and blind "We know each other; we all have
school is state-subsidized, said Rea. adopted children. That's the tie
Ackland and Wolf both have chil- .among us. Being an eye doctor, I
dren at Ponte Vedra-Palm thought helping the School for the
Valley/Rawlings Elementary. He Deaf and Blind would be a great
works for Gate Corporation and cause.
she's half of the optometrist tandem "It's a group of friends who have a
at Ponte Vedra Eye Associates. lot of connections," she said. "We've
The Gate corporate office is help- pooled our resources from a lot of
ing with new toys, while. the K-5 different walks of life. My son
Bolles School is helping with cloth- Thomas, who's 8, has been very
ing, school supplies and backpacks, helpful. He's written to friends in
The Optometry Network is involved, California, Wisconsin, Alabama, and
as well. we've got cash coming in so we can


purchase books. on tapeand ;things ; Episcopal Children'sS,et ices; ',
like that for the children. "The bottom line," said Scott, "is
"He's been an advocate," Wolf each classroom, and we have 13,
said of her son. "He had me put up a they all take on a charity."
sign in my office, and he's been Dropoff donations for the School
recruiting in the neighborhood. So for the ,Deaf and Blind will be
it's a whole lot of different people accepted starting this weekend at
coming together to help these kids." three Ponte Vedra Beach locations
A project of this sort isn't uncom- and one in Jacksonville Beach,
mon at the Bolles School. Beachside Tire and Automotive at
"What we do during the holidays 1178 3rd St. S. In Ponte Vedra it's
each year," said headmaster Fred Woody's Bar-B-Q, 226 Solana Road;
Scott, "is each classroom typically Ponte Vedra Eye Associates, 150
adopts a non-profit. We try to de- Professional Drive-Suite 300; and
emphasize all the class party empha- Country Club Real Estate, 880 I1A
sis and hoopla at school, and do North.
something special for people not as Dropoffs will be accepted until
lucky as we are." Dec. 17, after which the caravan will
Along with this year's School for take the collected ,presents to the
the Deaf and Blind project, Bolles is School for the Deaf and Blind. The
helping families identified by the cortege comprised of students, par-
Mal Washington Foundation, and ents and volunteers will have a
one class is supporting a daniel fam- motorcycle police escort the entire
ily. In the past, Bolles has helped the way, as well as fire department par-
Humane Society and worked with ticipation part of the way.


Photo by CHUCK ADAMS
"Santa's Helpers" from the Bolles Lower School in Ponte Vedra Beach are joined by architects of
the collection drive that will, on Dec. 18, see a caravan head to the Florida School for the Deaf
and Blind in St. Augustine with presents for 500 in-need children. The adults are, from the left,
school headmaster Fred Scott, Karen Wolf, Will Ackland, Norma Rea, Faye Goodman, Anne
Fallon, Kim Wingo and Melissa Nicholson.


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RELIGION


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Discovery Montessori School in Jacksonville Beach celebrates Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa was devel-
oped from elements of the African heritage. The African celebration of Kwanzaa was a ceremony
of appreciation for the "first fruits of harvest." The four elements that made up the original African
meaning of Kwanzaa are unity, awareness of ancestry and heritage, recommitments to traditional
values, and reverence for creator and creation. The modern celebration of Kwanzaa lasts for
seven days, from December 26 to January 1. Each of the seven days of the celebration is dedi-
cated to one of the seven principles. Pictured above are 4 year old Pre-Primary student Joi
Johnson, her mom Dr. Kim Johnson and friend Betty Cody.


Forum Series
The Adult Forum Series at St.
Paul's by the Sea Episcopal
Church continues on December
9 with The Ethics of Eating. This
will be an audio program pro-
duced by American Public Radio
featuring an interview with
author Barbara Kingsolver about
her most recent book, "Animal,
Vegetable, Miracle."
The community is welcome to
attend; for information contact
the church office at 249-4091.
The church campus is at Fifth
Street and 11th Avenue North in
Jacksonville Beach.

First Friday Worshiprp
Calvary Anglican Chtxch at


3044 San Pablo Road invites the in Pa
community to First Friday Prayer Presbyt
and Praise at 7 p.m. today. for the
Childcare will be provided, address
please reserve by calling: 821-
8558. Ur

Youthquake Life Regis
The next Youthquake Live per- taken
formance will be from 8 to 10 Upwarc
p.m. today at. Southpoint Cheerli
Community Church. For sports
information call the Youthquake grades
office at Christ the Redeemer coaches
Church at 285-89009 ext. 33. skill de
time fi
Church Women United scripture
A holiday celebration and Regis
luncheon will be held by.Ghuch .. $85 aft
Women United at 10 a.mi--todV,-.: -ed at' '


atten Hall at Palms
erian Church. The cost
lunch is $5. The church
is 3410 South 3rd Street.

pward Basketball and
Cheerleading
stration is now being
for the 2008 season of


d Ba
leading,
ministry
1 thro
s focus o
velopme
or all p
re study.
tration,
er Decent


Neptune. Baptist Church's
office at 446 3rd Street in
Neptune Beach; call 249-2307 for
information.

Bethel Gallery Exhibit
Bethel Gallery at Ponte Vedra
Presbyterian Church has an art
exhibit opening today titled "27
Reasons for the Season." The
show will run through January 6.
The church address is 4510 Palm
Valley Road in Ponte Vedra; call
the church office at 285-8225 for
information and hours.

Jewish Book Club
A new book dub for adults
sponsored by Chabad @ the
Beaches and Books A Million will
meet once a month at 10:30 a.m.
on the first Tuesday of the
month at the Books A Million at
738 Marsh Landing Parkway.
Rabbi Nochum Kurinsky leads
the discussion. There is no
charge to participate and tradi-
tional Jewish food will be served
at book dub meetings. For infor-
mation call Chabad at 285-1588
or visit
www.chabadbeaches.com.

Community Prayer Group
All are welcome to attend an
hour of prayer for schools and
children at 9:15 a.m. on
Monday at the Winston Family
YMCA on Landrum Lane in
Ponte Vedra. For information
contact Susan Alberti at 285-
0267.

Celebrate Recovery
A biblical based program for
persons facing personal prob-
lems, meetsevery Friday at 6:30
p.m. in the fellowship hall of
Beach United Methodist Church,
3rd Street at 7th Ave. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. The program
emphasizes that through wor-
ship and same-gender small
groups, people can work on per-
sonal struggles such as eating dis-
orders, alcohol/drug abuse, and
codependency. The evenings
begin with dinner. Call 249-
2343.


basketball and Men's group meetings '
an evangelistic Hodges Blvd. Presbyterian
for children in Church offers "Bible and Bagels",
ugh 6. Upward a men's Bible study group, from
n sportsmanship, 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. on Wednesdays
nt, equal playing in the Fellowship Hall. The
participants and church address is 4140 Hodges
Blvd. For information call 223-
which is $75 and *922.
nber: 10, is accept-: ; The men's group from
"';-:; i Calh'ry Anglican Church meets


St. Paul's by the Sea travels to Cuba for Thanksgiving mission


by KATHY NICOLETTI
STAFF WRITER
A 14-member mission team
from St. Paul's by the Sea
Episcopal Church spent
Thanksgiving week on a mis-
sion trip to Cuba.
"It was just so interesting to
see a society like that, that is
cut off from the world," said
Anne Wiggins, Youth Ministry
Director at St. Paul's by the Sea
Episcopal Church.
The society there functions
and people are working, most
for the government, she said.
The Cuban people "just
don't have access to the things
they need."
Items needed for daily life
just run out. The' people are
very resourceful and make do
with what they have, said
Wiggins.
The mission team was com-
prised of 9 high school juniors
and seniors from the church
youth group. They were
accompanied by Wiggins; St.
Paul's by the Sea pastor, Rev.
Penny Pfab; her husband, Rev.
Marty Pfab; and two other
adults.
The mission trip was
planned as a pilgrimage for the


older members of the church
youth, said Wiggins.
Preparations for the trip
included a license to travel to
Cuba from the United States
government, visas from the
Cuban government, and
extensive fundraising for the
charter flight to Cuba and
other expenses.
This was the first visit by
members of the Jacksonville
Beach church to their sister
church, St. Paul's Episcopal
Church in Cienrfuegos, Cuba,
since 2001, she said.
Statistics from the
Communications Director of
the Episcopal Diocese of Cuba
indicate that St. Paul's in
Cienfuegos is one of 50
Episcopal Churches in Cuba,
said Wiggins.
Before the Cuban revolution,
there were 10,000 people in
the Episcopal Diocese :there.
The number dropped to a low
of 900 after the revolution but
today has grown to 4,000, she
said.
While in Cuba, the group
worshipped at St. Paul's in
Cienfuegos and at St. Mary's
Episcopal Church church in
the neighboring town of


Rodas.
Every evening the mission
team held Vacation Bible
School for the Cuban children.
They attended a mini-retreat
and participated in activities
with the Cuban church's youth
group.
The mission team brought
the VBS materials with them
along with duffel bags filled
with t-shirts, medical supplies,-
sewing supplies, and school
supplies.
They were able to visit sites
in the area around Cienfuegos
and spent their last day before
leaving Cuba in Havana.
The mission team felt warm-
ly welcomed by Cuban people.
They were very kindiand help-
ful, especially when some of
the mission team were sick for
a day, said Wiggins.
Even the people on the street
were friendly to the mission
group members as they walked
around Cienfuegos.
"People were as nice as they
could be," said Wiggins.
This was the first time any-
one in the mission team had
been to Cuba. Everyone had to
learn how to do a trip like this
as we did it, said Wiggins.


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Rev. Penny Pfab makes bracelets with young members of St. Paul's Parish in Cienfuegos, Cuba.


"It was worth all the hard
work and everybody wants to
go back," she said.
St. Paul's by the Sea mission
team members will do a slide
presentation about their' trip
to Cuba at 8:45 a.m. on
Sunday, January 20 at the
Adult Forum at the church.



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SPORTS December 7, 2007


Wrestling off to a great start this season


FROM STAFF
With Wednesday night's vic-
tory over highly-regarded
Fernandina Beach, the Fletcher
High wrestling team raised its
dual meet record to 7-2 this
season, as the Senators power
through the regular campaign
with eyes on a Gateway.
Conference championship.
Wednesday's action was sup-
posed to be a tri-meet that
included
Englewood,
but when the ___
Rams failed to
show up, the After pla(
match last year,
became a dual
meet featur- Gateway
ing the Pirates is the goa
and host
Senators. been pre
Anthony since last J
Pruedhomme
got things injuries do
rolling for back, I belie
Fletcher in
the 135- for the takir
p ou n d b ou t ............................................
when he
earned a pin- R
fall victory.
Kevin SenatorsP
McAfee got
Fernandina
Beach on the board when he
pinned Fletcher's Jonathan
Richie in the 140-pound
match.
At 145 pounds, the Senators'
Grant Fong pinned Sean
Watkins in just under seven
minutes for the victory.
The pins kept coming for
Fletcher as senior co-captain
Nick Dalcero (152 pounds) fin-
ished off Mitch Haley.
The Senators other senior co-
captain, Will Carraher-Stross,
pinned Femandina's Tanner
Lee at 160 pounds.
Kelbie Reynolds earned some
more points for Fletcher with a
forfeit win at 171 pounds, as


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did teammate Chad Cantrell at
189 pounds.
In the 215-pound match,
Fletcher's James Rominger
earned a stoppage victory over
Jack Williams. The bout was
halted early when Williams
began bleeding from a cauli-
flower ear. After wrestling
resumed, Rominger got the
better his opponent for a good
six minutes before the match
was eventually stopped.
Senators
heavyweight
....... ......... ......... Steven Tem ple
was victim of
ng' second a pinfall loss.
inning the At 103
pounds, the
conference ] Pirates' Nick
we have Moore won
by forfeit.
aring for Fernandina
inuary. . if Beach got
another victo-
not set us ryat 112
ve it is ours pounds when
Bo Masters
g. pinned
S-- Fletcher's
Drew
Fallon Chimnoy.
The
ead coach Senators'
Lance Cote
(119 pounds)
defeated John Morrissey before
Femandina's Kyle Owens
pinned Derek Wilkenning at
125 pounds.
In the final varsity bout of
the evening, Fletcher's Darren
Turner (130 pounds) quickly
pinned Garrett Sharp to seal
the Senators' victory.
Last weekend, Fletcher
wrestlers placed second to
Episcopal in the Bierbaum
Invitational Tournament, an
event that included programs
from throughout the area and
some from central Florida.
"We have over 40 wrestlers
on the team who have made it
through into December," said


Photos by ROB DeANGELO
Fletcher High's Darren Turner grimaces as he pins Fernandina Beach's Garrett Sharp in the 130-pound bout Wednesday night.


Senators head coach Roy
Fallon. "We had at least 60
who tried out, but many
resigned when they saw the
difficult training we 'were
doing such as truck tire flip-
ping, running bleachers, plyo-
metric exercises and high-
intensity circuit training."


Fallon said the team, was
dealt a blow Thanksgiving
week when junior Cameron
Butts, a two-time conference
champion, moved away
because of his father's military
transfer. Butts was instrumen-
tal in teaching technique to
some of the team's younger


grapplerss, and a couple have
stepped up to fill the void.
With several wrestlers hav-
ing outstanding success thus
far, Fallon says his troops are
focused on winning the
Gateway tournament for the
first time in 27 years.
"After placing second last


year, that-is the goal we have
been preparing for since last
January. Not all of our
wrestlers are champion quality,
but many will fill the top four
brackets if all goes well.
"If injuries do not set us
back, I believe [the Gateway
title] is ours for the taking."


; ABOVE: Fletcher co-captain Will Carraher-Stross, top, gets ahold of opponent Tanner Lee ij the
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Girls, boys soccer earn lopsided victories


FROM STAFF
The Fletcher High girls and
boys soccer teams had an easy
time with visiting
Sandalwood Tuesday night,
with each squad earning a
shutout victory.
In the girls contest, junior
midfielder Carolina Lencina
continued her torrid scoring
pace, netting three goals en
route to a 6-0 win. That made
it five goals in the last two
games for Lencina, who
found the back of the net
twice last Friday against
Orange Park.
Michelle Tsengas also had a
pair of goals against the
Saints, with teammate Sam
Lance adding Fletcher's other
score.
With the victory, Fletcher
improved to 6-3-1 on the sea-
son and is set to host rival
Gainesville Buchholz tonight
in a 5:30 p.m. start.

BOYS SOCCER
Fletcher 8. Sandalwood 0
The Senators kept up their
scoring parade in the boys
game, which took place


immediately after the girls
finished at Jack Taylor
Stadium.
Nick November and Greg
Mackey had two goals apiece,
with Sean Tracy, Cabe Nolan,
Jarrett Hoey and Tony Kattreh
also cashing in on scoring
opportunities.
Fletcher built a 6-0 halftime
lead, then quickly popped in
two goals after the break to
send the Saints home early.
With the victory, head
coach Mike Levine's troops
improved to 9-1-1 on the sea-
son. The Senators' only loss
came during last month's
Tampa Tournament.
Fletcher is slated to be back
in action tonight as
Gainesville Buchholz comes
to town for a 7:20 p.m. start.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Fletcher 50, Mandarin 47
'The Senators earned a
thrilling come-from-behind
victory over the Mustangs
Tuesday night.
Robert Thorpe led Fletcher
with 16 points and six
rebounds, with Darius
Campbell adding 10 points


including one 3-pointer.
Laquille Lawrence chipped in
with seven points, Antwoin
Conerly had eight, and Lamar
Scruggs added four in the
winning effort.
With the victory, the
Senators stopped a two-game
skid and climbed above .500
at 3-2 this season.
Fletcher was scheduled to
finish out the week with a
trip to West Nassau last night
before venturing to Orange
Park tonight in a slated 7:30
p.m. tipoff.
The Senators return home
next Tuesday to host
Gainesville Buchholz in a
game set to begin at 7:30 p.m.
Later this month, head
coach Corey Jackson will
guide his troops in the Terry
Parker Christmas
Tournament, played Dec. 17-
19, and the Forrest High
Christmas Tournament Dec.
21 and 22.
After the holiday break, the
Senators will resume their reg-
ular-season schedule January
4 when rival Sandalwood pays
a visit to the Neptune Beach
school.


Fletcher High
midfielder Teale
Beckenbach (2)
battles for a
header during
Tuesday night's
game against
Sandalwood.
The Senators
earned a 6-0
victory to
improve to 6-3-
1 on the sea-
son.


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Fans missed out by not attending ACC Championship game


By DAVID ROSENBLUM
SPORTS WRITER
I'm upset.
It has nothing to do with a
personal problem, though.
It has to do with the fact
that, as much as I want to
think Jacksonville is a football
town, the city couldn't get fans
in the stands for the ACC
Championship game last
Saturday even if they gave the
tickets away.
Or so it seemed.
The moment I walked into
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
and took a good look at the
stands, I thought to myself
"This is it. This is the end of
this game in this stadium."
I basically wanted to turn
around and leave. The stands
were that empty.
I've seen Jaguars' mock
scrimmages with more people
in the stands. Nease High play-
off games have more people in
the stands.
Well, maybe that's an exag-
geration, but you get the point.
There were so many teal-col-
ored seats visible, the game
might as well have been a pre-
ACC Championship scrim-
mage between the third
stringers.
Now, I know Jacksonville
football fans love their college
football. Unfortunately, no one
wants anything to do with col-
lege football unless the teams'
logos represents a specific rep-
tile or a Native American.
If the Florida State Seminoles
were in this game, you can be
sure getting a ticket would be


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Even with several sections covered, the stands at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium reflect the small
attendance for last Saturday's ACC Championship game featuring Virginia Tech and Boston College.


tougher than a fifty cent steak.
The ACC Championship was
brought to Jacksonville with
aspirations that either Florida
State or Miami would be in the
game each year. So far, FSU
played once, in the inaugural
game. Wake Forest and Georgia
Tech played in last years' game
and this year it was Virginia
Tech and Boston College.
While it's not too hard to get
fans to make a relatively short
drive from Tallahassee or
Miami, compared to these
other schools, but tying to con-
vince folks from Boston, where


they are completely spoiled by
the Patriots run at an undefeat-
ed season and the Celtics dom-
inating the hard court.
Besides, most sports fans in the
area are probably still celebrat-
ing the World Series champi-
onship, too.
Boston College only sold
3,200 tickets to the ACC
Championship game. Judging
from the amount of people
wearing their colors, I think
only half of them showed.
This is where Jacksonville
fans messed up. The ACC
Championship is still a football


game. Actually, it's a football
game with meaning a lot
more meaning than that FSU-
Alabama game we sold out ear-
lier this season.
Virginia Tech is going to the
Orange Bowl, which I should
remind you is a BCS Bowl
game.
And don't forget, Boston
College was once the No. 2
team in the country this sea-
son. They have a quarterback
that was a Heisman front run-
ner for awhile.
And no one came to see
this? May I remind you,


despite the last two minutes or
so, this was a great football
game.
Thanks to all the empty
seats, chances of Jacksonville
hosting this game again are
less than winning the Florida
Lottery's Holiday Millionaire
Raffle.
It's disappointing to know all
those supposedly die-hard FSU
fans can't go out and support
the conference the Noles play
in.
I guess the next time Florida
State makes it this far in the
season, you'll be driving to
Tampa or Charlotte now.
Jacksonville fans should be
grateful to have these quality
football games played in our
front yard. Yet the city can't fill
seats for games and those
games will start moving to
other locations soon.
Florida-Georgia is not going
anywhere. That's the only
guarantee.
Goodbye ACC Champion-
ship game. Keep leaving the
stadium half-full and we'll be


Next year's Gate River Run will



finish inside Municipal Stadium


T he River Run's start and
finish lines have gone
through a few changes
over the years and for those of
us who have run them all, I am
sure that all of us have missed
the original finish line. It had
everything; it was dramatic,
picturesque and glorious.
The setting, right beside the
St. Johns River on Coast Line
Drive was magnificent. It was
the perfect end to a perfect
race. There has never been any-
thing quite like it. .
As great as the course is, and
the couple of alterations to it
during its 31-year history have
only improved it; only the fin-
ish line has suffered as the
years unfolded.
The current location, that
crammed space on Beaver
Street behind the Jacksonville
Fairgrounds, is nearly as bad as
the little street when the race
had to start and finish on the
South Bank.
But the upcoming Gate River
Run, set for March 8 next year,
will change all that with the
most grandiose finish of them
all: A race to the tape inside
Jacksonville Municipal
Stadium.
Race director, Doug Aired,
has confirmed that the deal is
approved and runners will fin-
ish on the turf where the
Jaguars play. Meanwhile race


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RUNNING/FITNESS

spectators will have a mar-
velous view of it all while sit-
ting in the stadium's stands.
It will be a historic moment
in Gate River Run history
though it won't come cheap:
The Jacksonville Track Club will
be forking over $23,000 for the
privilege.
"I was already thinking of
hiring a Jumbotron screen (for
the current finish area) and
that would have cost $10,000,"
Alred, said.
Then Aired had another idea
and it was out with the Jumbo
and in with the stadium. Good
swap, I'd say. What's 13,000
bucks anyway?
This means that Aired has to
get on his bike and remeasure


the entire course then adjust
start and finish lines according-
ly. Before he does so, he is won-
dering if he shouldn't move the
starting line back to where it
was a few years ago, on Gator
Bowl Blvd. (Bay St.), in front of
Metropolitan Park.
"I kind of like having the
start right there in front of the
Fairgrounds, on Duval St., but
the street alongside the Park is
much, much wider," he said.
It is also much wider for
much longer, Duval Street nar-
rows to only two lanes in less
than a mile.
Aside from the cost, narrow-
ing may be a slight problem in
using the stadium as a finish
area: The entrance to the field
is only twelve feet wide and
that could be quite a squeeze
for the mid-pack runners.
But I wouldn't mind betting
that once people learn about
the stadium finish line even
more of them will want to sign
up for the race.
We are now about thirteen
weeks away from the event so
there is still time to get training
even if you haven't already
started. The Gate River Run is
15 kilometers (9.1 miles) long
and if you can work your way
up to running six miles then
you should be able to complete
the race in reasonable comfort.
Of course you could opt for
the modem walk-jog approach


S P O T S R I ESm


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 for 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.
For both leagues, games
begin Dec. 13 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 arid
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.


popularized by running guru,
Jeff Galloway, now often
referred to as "Gallowalking."
Using this method you would
jog for say, five minutes then
walk for one minute until the
nine miles are behind you. This
non-competitive, less stressful
style has increased the atten-
dance at races by tens of thou-
sands. Many people use it to
complete 26.2-mile marathons.
But unless you have been in
some form of training I would
not recommend attempting it
for the far-too-near Jackson-
ville Bank Marathon on
December 16th; too late now.
But it is not too late to enter
the Jax Marathon if you have
trained. Entries will be taken
for the marathon and its
accompanying half-marathon
right up until the races begin.
No changes to the course,
which starts and ends at the
Bolles School on San Jose Blvd.
and traverses much of the
Mandarin area. Call 731-1900
to learn more about the
Jacksonville Bank Marathon
and the Gate River Run.


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photographer's

surf passion

By JENNIFER KNOECHEL
STAFF WRITER

If you've been surfing the
Jacksonville Beach Pier,
The Poles, Huguenot Park
or Vilano Beach recently
your surfing photos may be
on www.surfline.com. When
Eddie Pitts of Neptune Beach
isn't surfing, he's taking
photos of surfers and put-
ting them on his website.
"I'll shoot anybody who's
up and riding a wave," said
Pitts. "The whole concept is
to get the everyday surfer
whether it's a little kid get-
ting his first wave or the
hottest surfers at the beach."
Pitts, 52, fell into surf
photography about four
years ago. He has worked as
a property appraiser at the
Beaches for years and one
day he fell off a ladder and
injured his rotator cuff. He
needed surgery and couldn't


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waters mostly smooth:
TONIGHT
South winds 10 knots. Seas
2 to 3 feet. Inland waters a
light chop. Areas of dense fog
with visibility 1 NM or less.
SATURDAY
Southeast winds 5 knots.
Seas 2 to 3 feet. Inland waters
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photographing his nephews,
the Carters, Patrick, 26, Erik,
21, and Luke, 17.
"I'd be out there on the
beach taking pictures of my
nephews and all their
friends and other people out
there surfing would come up
and ask if I got any photos
of them," Pitts said.
"It's tough to see surf pho-
tos on the back of a camera
- it's too small, so I
thought there's got to be a
better way. I figured why
not put them online and
then they could all look for
their shots?"
Pitts' photos have been
featured in Salt Life and
TransWorld Surf magazines.
Local photographers,
Marty Ficalora, and Megan
Zimmerly, also submit pho-
tos on www.surfline.com.
Surfers can check out the
website and purchase photos
of themselves. Pitts also pro-
vides surf reports twice a day
and updates surf photos
every day.
"There are so many great
surfers out here at the
Beaches," Pitts. said. '!I..don't
know-if people realize what
a large surfing community
we have here."
Karina Petroni, 19, of
Atlantic Beach recently
made it on the World
Champion-ship Tour for
women's surfing. Asher
Nolan, 28, who grew up in
Atlantic Beach and Neptune
Beach and currently lives off
San Pablo Road in
Jacksonville, competes in
the World Qualifying Series
for men's surfing.
Wayne Satterwhite, Jr., 21,
of Mayport won the men's
division of the U.S. Amateur
Surfing Championship in
Huntington Beach,
California last month. He is
also the current East Coast
champ.
Jessie Carnes and Kayla
Beckmann, of Atlantic
Beach, are current Florida
state champions in short-
board and longboard,
respectively.
All the surfers started out
competing in the North
Florida District of the
Eastern Surfing Association. +
And then there are the "free
surfers" like Pitts who don't
surf competitively but they
are a part of the local surf-
ing community.
Pitts grew up surfing
around the Beaches for the
past 40 years. He and his
wife of 26 years, Patricia,
don't have children but they
live a couple of blocks from
their nephews and have
spent much of their time
over the years with their
"rental kids."
"This hobby has turned
into so much fun and I've
met so many great people
through this," Pitts said.
"Now I spend more time
taking photos than I do
actually surfing, but I still
get out there."


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Songwriters Night
Songwriters Night will be
held from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 9 in
the Adele Grage Cultural
Center. The evert is free.
Doors open at 5 p.m.
Attendees are encouraged to
bring an unwrapped new
child's toy to the fire station,
or to pick a name from the
gift tree. These gifts will be
given at Donner Park to the
less-fortunate of the commu-
nity. For information, visit
the Atlantic Beach
www.ci.atlantic-beach.fl.us

Ponte Vedra Presbyterian
Activities
An art exhibit, "27
Reasons for the Season," is
underway through Jan. 6 in
the Bethel Gallery of Ponte
Vedra Presbyertian Church,
4510 Palm Valley Road. The
exhibit features Shades of
Grace Artists and presents
various media. Hours are 9
a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
and 9 a.m.-noon Sunday.
Coming up is the church's
annual "Bethlehem Visit,"
Dec. 13-15. For information,
call 285-8225.

Flagler College Lecture
Series
The Flagler College
Community Lecture Series
concludes Dec. 11 with
Barry Sand, whose topic is
"Television: It's Not Art; It's
Not Science; It's Marketing."
Tickets are $5. Sand's lecture
begins at 10 a.m. in the
Flagler Room at Flagler
College, 74 King St.
Reservations are required
because space is limited. Call
904-819-6282 for tickets or
information.

Art Opening
Shelby's Coffee Shop, 2Q(
First Street, Neptune Beach,
is showing works by Atlantic
Beach artist Rachelle Moes
through Jan. 14. An artist's
reception will be held from
6-8 p.m. Dec. 14. Wine and
nibbles will be provided.

Brown Bag Lunch
Lecture
The GTMNERR holds its
monthly brown bag lunch
lecture at 12 p.m. Dec. 7. The
lecture, to be held in the
Environmental Education
Center's auditorium, will
feature bald eagles and
include a live bald eagle as
presented by Lynda White,
EagleWatch Coordinator
with the Maitland Audubon
Center for Birds of Prey.
Attendees should bring
lunches and questions.
There is no cost to attend.
For information, call 904-
823-4500.

David at Ripley's
A 10-ton marble replica of
Michelangelo's David will
be on display, free to the
public, starting with a formal
unveiling at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at
Ripley's Believe It or Not
Museum. The unveiling will
be held in conjuction with
the First Friday Artwalk in St.
Augustine. The original mas-
terpiece is housed in the
Gallery of the Accademia di
Belle Arti in Florence, Italy.
Ripley's Believe It or Not of
St. Augustine was established
in 1950.

Photography on Display
Photography by Mark
Pettus and Connie Hansen
will be on display through
Dec. 21 at the St. Johns
Cultural Council's Art
Advocate Gallery, 76-B San
Marco Ave., St. Augustine.
Pettus' exhibit is "The Sound
of Silence," while Hansen's is
Pinhole Cameras. Their work
is on display from 11 a.m.-3
p.m. Monday-Friday. For
information, call 826-4116
or visit www.stjohnscultural-
council.net.

Beach Walk at Fort
Clinch
The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection's
Fort Clinch State Park offers
a beach walk each Sunday
in December. The walks,
which begin at 9 a.m., allow
visitors to discover the
Atlantic coastline. For infor-


mation, contact the park at
904-277-7274 or visit
FloridaStateParks.org.


wwwbeacilesleat m


'An O. Henry Christmas'


pholo D) CARSOII r.IERR'' BAILLIE
Fritz Reinhardt, from left, Mariah Lietz, and Gwen Cordes in a scene from the Stage 2 produc-
tion of "An O. Henry. Christmas." The Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre play is directed by
George Maida.




ABET debuts Stage 2


FROM STAFF
Based on two classic 0.
Henry stories, "The Last Leaf"
and "The Gift of the Magi,"
the Atlantic Beach
Experimental Theatre is open-
ing "An O.Henry Christmas"
today at 8 p.m.
Written by Howard Bur man
and directed by George
Maida, the Stage 2 production
runs'until Dec. 16 at 716
Ocean',Blv d, .~latnC_,_ ;.k ..
'Admissioh Iw$ 10 anrd-S for
children 12 arsd under. ,
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The holiday-themed play is
family appropriate fare.
.Fritz Reinhardt (Dinty),
Gary Rhodes (O.P.), Gwen)
Cordes (Agnes), Terry
McCraney (Grover), Margaret
Hennessey (Fran), Andrew
McCraney (Guido), Mariah
Lietz (Marguerite), and Chris
Medina round out the cast.
Maida makes his directorial
debut after assisting on sever-
al plays, and is in"his second
term as president of the board
of ABET.


Additional 8 p.m. perform-
ances are Dec. 8, 13 and 14.
The Thursday, Dec. 13, per-
formance is a special benefit
for Beaches Emergency
Assistance Ministry (BEAM)
with $10 of the $15 ticket
price gging to BEAM.
A 2 p.m. Sunday matinee'
performance will be held Dec.
16. Reservations are recom-
mended due to limited seat-
in g '* .. '-
Call 249-7177, or visit
abettheatre.com.


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Performances of the, First Coast Nutcracker are 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m..
Saturday and Sunday at the Moran Theater. It will be performed with recorded music. Tickets
start at $18. Call 354-5547 or visit jaxsymphony.org.



Don't overlook natural things


She cardinals are going
crazy with the ripe red
holly berries and blue
India Hawthorne berries,
which reminds me to move
my feeders a tad closer to the
house so I can watch the
migratory birds the next few
months.
Last year I had a family of
goldfinches as well as cardi-
nals which hung around all
winter. My cat doesn't bother
them and unlike the blue jay
or crow, the cardinals don't
squawk.
I am one of those people
who never decorates over
Thanksgiving weekend. As I
was decorating some things
inside yesterday, I thought of
my upbringing and my deco-
rating style. My neighbors
would definitely think I was
Scrooge or had a humbug
attitude because I do things
very simply. This is the way I
did them way up north and
it is in my blood.
It was wonderful to cut live
fir branches and bring them
indoors, smelling the balsam
and fir for weeks. No, we did-
n't need potpourri or candles-
to give us that fragrance. We


BARBARA
MATHESON
GARDENING
COLUMNIST


never cut our tree, but I recall
with wonderful memories the
days when we as a family
would go to the tree lots and
mom would pick the one
'with the fullest and best
shape. No holes were allowed
unless they were to go
against a wall and the tree
had to be straight.
Everyone's opinion was
necessary before a final selec-
tion was made. My dad died
many years ago and I always
will treasure those memories.
Not to have this be a com-


plete trip down nostalgia
lane, but yesterday I was
reminded of some of my past
as I decorated with things in
my own house.
I was working on setting
up a small manger scene that
we've had for years and the
natural stuff in it had disap-
peared. You know, the straw
and whatever else made it
look like something very
meager from times agp. I jot-
ted on a notepad to make a
stop to pick up some replace-
ment "natural stuff."
Then I kicked myself,
remembering the abundance
of natural stuff I have in my
own yard. Out I went, clip-
pers in hand, and cut some
of those gorgeous holly
berries and leaves, picked at a
few patches of brownish
grass, gathered a seedpod
from the Goldenrain tree,
and the beauty berry, and
went back in to finish the
manger scene.
It looked much nicer and
more authentic, at least to
me, than something I could

See MATHESON, B-2


* "Boleyn Girls" (right)
... see B-4
* Arts
... see B-3
* Music
... see B-5


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Grisham fumbles second


attempt at sports fiction


"At least twice, Mr. Bonozzi
faked so deftly that the deep.
safety lost a shoe. Such is the
level of play here in NFL Italy."
John Grisham

by JOHNNY WOODHOUSE
ASSOCIATE EDITOR
A disgraced NFL quarterback
finds redemption in an h.ver-
seas league where playe"rare
paid in pasta and prosciutto in
John Grisham's latest novel,
"Playing for Pizza"
(Doubledaly $21.95).
This is Grisham's second
foray into sports fiction and
hopefully his last.:.
As in "Bleachers" in 2003,
Grisham seems to be trying to
exorcise some sort of demon
from his high school football
days in Southhaven, Miss.
The protagonists in both
books are has-been QBs
searching for identities outside
the finite lines of a gridiron.
In "Playing for Pizza," Rick
Dockery, a former third-
stringer for the Cleveland
Browns, is banished to Italy, ,
where soccer is the main dish
and American footballis treat-
ed as antipasto.
Yes, Italians really do play
American-style pro football --
see FIAT.net just not very
well, according to the book.
Dockery is a 28-year-old
gun-for-hire for the Parma
Panthers, a team of mostly,
pisanos who celebrate the
thrill of victory with beer and
pizza after every game.
During his undistinguished
NFL career, [gckery played for
eight teams in six years.
;"Every team needed a back-
up to their backup quarterback
and Rick was-perfect for the
role," the book say- -.." .
"Problems started, though,
when he ventured onto the
field."
Grisham sadl he discovered
Italian football while doing
research for "The Broker," a
2005 best seller.
While in northern Italy, he
also boned up on opera and
apparently found a new appre-
ciation for authentic Italian
cuisine.
In one of the book's best -
and there are few passages,
Dockery sits down to his first
full-course Italian meal at a
small Parma cafe owned by
one of his new teammates, an
aging 5-foot-10 center named


JOHN

GRISHAM


"Nino."
Writes Grisham: "[Nino]
deftly took a small slice of
brown bread, dipped it in
olive oil, then layered it with a
slice of prosciutto and a shav-
ing of parmigiano. When it
was perfect, he handed it to
Rick and said, 'A little sand-
wich.'
"Rick took it in one large
bite, then closed his eyes and
savored the moment. For
someone who still enjoyed
McDonald's, the tastes were
astounding."
The tantalizing descriptions
of northern Italian cooking
trump anything football-relat-
edlin the book.
A Cleveland sports writer,
who dubs Dockery the NFL's
"all-time goat" for throwing
three, interceptions in 11
minutes in the AFC title
game, dogs the former Browns
QB all the way to Italy, where
he takes perverse pleasure in
reporting on Dockery's every
mishap.
"Browns fans can only '-. ---
Sthank God that such leagues
exist. They allow riffraff like
Rick Dockery to play the game
far away from where it mat-
ters," the book says.
Parma becomes a sort of
football purgatory for Dockery,
a place where he can re-evalu-
ate his life and regain his self-
worth.
In "Playing for Pizza,"
Grisham, a former prosecutor,
takes a time out from his
courtroom tomes to treat him-
self to a heaping helping of
Italian culture at his publish-
er's expense.
His next legal thriller, "The
Appeal," is due out in January.
Hail Mary.


photo submitted
'The Heat is On!," a scintillating look at Hollywood's definitive
love goddess, Rita Hayworth, starring Quinn Lemley (above),
opens on Saturday, Dec. 15, for two performances at the Wilson
Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $35. Call 632-3373.


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Cont. from B-1
have bought anywhere.
That exercise reminded me
to remind you not to overlook
natural things you have in or
close to your yard to use to
augment your decorations, I
use artificial boughs, wreaths,
garlands, etc. because they last
longer, especially if we have a
month of high temperatures.
But I love to use the few natu-
ral things because they are very
southern and very authentic.
Notice the gorgeous magno-
lia leaves and seedpods, filled
with bright red berries, the
brown, yet still very attractive
(especially if spray painted),
seedpods of the crape myrtles. I
always use a runner down my
table and decorate it with cut-
tings from the long-leafed
Podocarpus and Ligustrum;
These two last forever indoors,
staying a nice shiny green. Add
a few pine cones and holly
berries, bows or della robia
fruits, and you've got a lovely
table decoration not to be
found in anyone else's home.
Making decorations using


the large palmetto fronds is
something I did years ago and
received numerous compli-
ments. Our front door faced
west, and having just moved
here I was not used to using
artificial greens, so decided to
try my creativity with some
palmetto fronds from the back-
yard. I chose two and tied
them in the middle so each
one was facing in opposite
directions (up and down). I
recall gathering pine cones
from the pines out front,
bought a few decorative sprays
of della robia fruits and gath-
ered these to make a spray tied
again at the center.
Over all this tying I placed a
puffy red bow, attached the
thing to the door, and was
amazed at how pretty it
looked.
Little did I realize that as the
western sun hit the palmetto
leaves they would slowly
blanch out and become ivory
in color. This was a real delight
because the door was a dark
wood and as the arrangement
matured, the door looked even


better.
For the 10 years that we lived
in that house, I did that same
arrangement each holiday, get-
ting more creative with the
add-ons, but keeping the natu-
ral palmetto fronds as the base.
The one plant that you need
to be careful of is mistletoe
which is becoming more obvi-
ous as the trees lose their
leaves. We will be able to buy
mistletoe soon, or you can get
it from your tree. But, it is
toxic, so be sure to keep it far
away from nosey pets and chil-
dren. It's old-fashioned use as a
reason for planting a slobbery
smooch on your loved one is
still quite credible, so enjoy.
Hopefully, I have helped you
to see that indeed, in your own
yard you have a cornucopia of
natural stuff you can use in
your decorations. There is no
need to be just like the Joneses.
Be creative, save a little money,
and then smile when you
admire your creations that only
belong to you.
Happy Holidays!


FOR THE KIDS


Photo by Anthony Hodge
Miranda Lawson and Joseph Walz star in "It's a Wonderful Life" at Players by the Sea Theatre.


JACKSONVILLE
CHILDREN'S CHORUS
The Jacksonville Children's
Chorus holds spring semester
auditions for grades 2-5 from
4-6 p.m. Dec. 10-11 at the
Jacksonville Children's
Chorus offices, 3947
Boulevard Center Dr., Suite
108. To schedule an audition,
call 904-346-1636. For infor-
mation, visit www.jaxchil-
drenschorus.com. Darren
Dailey is artistic and execu-
tive director of the
Jacksonville Children's
Chorus.

KIDZfACTory WORKSHOP
KIDZfACTory Workshop, a
drama workshop for grades K-
3, runs through Jan. 22 at the
Limelight Theatre, 11 Old
Mission Ave., St. Augustine.


Along with the workshop,
there also will be theatre
games. Tuition is $75. For
information, call 824-1164.

HOLIDAY ART CAMPS
A Holiday Art Camp and
also an Advanced Arts
Workshop will be held at the
Cultural Center at Ponte
Vedra Beach. A Holiday Arts
Camp, for ages 4-9, runs Dec.
26, 27 and/or Dec. 28 and
also Jan. 2, 3 and/or Jan. 4.
Ornaments and presents will
be created. Call 280-0614 for
times and costs. Holiday
Advanced Art Workshops will
be offered for ages 10-14. 3D
with artist Jesse Nolan will be
held held Dec. 26, 27 and/or
Dec. 28, while mixed media
with Jo Sinclair will be offered
Jan. 2, 3 and/or Jan. 4. For


information, call 280-0614 or
visit www.ccpvb.org.

DISCOVERY ART CLASS
Gualia Tolomato Matanzas
National Estuarine Research
Reserve hosts an art class for
children ages 11-14. from 9
a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 28. The
class, to be taught by local
artist Jean Drayovitch, will
focus on beginning drawing
of butterflies and marsh
scenes. Students begin the
discovery art class with a
short nature walk. Cost to
attend is $45 per student,
payable in advance. All mate-
rials are supplied, but stu-'
dents need to bring a brown
bag lunch. Call 904-635-0941
to reserve a seat. To contact
the GTMNERR, call 904-823-
4500.


THEATRE NOTICES

"AN O'HENRY CHRIST- ticket information.
MAS" The Atlantic Beach "THE COMMUNITY NUT-
Experimental Theatre stages CRACKER" The Community
this holiday production at 8 Nutcracker is presented at 2
p.m. today and Saturday and:: pam..and.8.p.m. Saturday ataIbe
Dec. 14 and 15 at ABET, 716. .;Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth


Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach. A
matinee will be held at 2 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 16. Tickets are
$10. Call 249-7177 for informa-
tion.
"IT'S A WONDERFUL
LIFE" The stage adaptation
of this classic 1946 holiday film
is adapted is presented at 8 p.m.
today and Saturday and Dec. 14
and 15 at Players By the Sea, 106
6th Street N.,. Jacksonville
Beach. Matinees are performed
at 2 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 9.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $15
for students. Call.249-0289 for
information.
"ALL I REALLY NEED TO
KNOW I LEARNED IN
KINDERGARTEN" A musical
adaptation of this best selling
book is performed at 7 p.m.
Monday in the Flagler College
Auditorium, 14 Granada Street,
St, Augustine. Admission is $5
for adults, $2 for students. All
proceeds will be donated to
charity. Call 819-6217 for infor-
mation.

"THE PILLOWMAN" -
This violent drama about a
writer wrongly accused of mur-
der is staged at 8 p.m. every
Friday and Saturday through
Dec. 23 at The Body Gallery of
Jacksonville located in the
Beach Plaza Shopping Center in
Jacksonville Beach. .Call 296-
3292 for reservations.
"FIRST COAST NUT-
CRACKER" This holiday
favorite is presented at 2 p.m.
and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m.
Sunday at the Times-Union
Center for the Performing Arts,
300 W. Water Street,
Jacksonville. -Call 354-5547 for


Street, Jacksonville. Tickets
range from $23 to $33.50. Call
355-2787 for information.
"SANTALAND DIARIES" -
This show adapted from the
short story by David Sedaris, is
performed at 7:30 p.m. today
and Saturday at The Limelight
Theatre, 11 Old Mission
Avenue, St. Augustine. Tickets
are $20. Call 825-1164 for infor-
mation.
"THE FANTASTICKS"
This musical is staged at 7:30
p.m. every Thursday, Friday and
saturday through Jan. 12 at The
Limelight Theatre, 11 Old
Mission Avenue, St. Augustine.
Tickets are $25. Call 825-1164
for information.
"CHRISTMAS CAROLE"
- This holiday musical is
staged at 8 p.m. every Tuesday
through Sunday and 11 a.m.
every Saturday and noon every
Sunday through Dec. 23 at the
Alhambra Dinner Theatre,
12000 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville.
Doors open two hours prior to
curtain. Tickets range from $39
to $46 for dinner and the show.
Call 641-1212 for reservations.

Auditions
PLAYERS BY THE SEA -
Auditions for the Tennessee
Williams' production "The
Night of the Iguana" will be
held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6
and 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7 at
the theater, 106 6th Street N.,
Jacksonville Beach.. Roles are
available for eight men and six
women. Auditioners will read
cold from the script. Scripts are
available upon request. Call
249-0289 for information.


PHOTO SUBMITTED
Performances of a classic family favorite, "Christmas Carole," are
being held during the holiday season at the Alhambra Dinner
Theatre. See Theatre Notices for additional show time information.


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Christmas at Palms


Presbyterian


Church (USA)


3410 South Third Street, Jacksonville Beach


904-246-6427


... WE HAVE SEEN HIS STAR IN THE EASTAND
HAVE COME TO WORSHIP HIM.
MATT 2:2

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
of the Beaches
(Disciples of Christ)
2125 Oceanfront & Seagate
Neptune Beach, FL
www.fccbdoc@bellsouth.net / 246-2010
CeWeMa CMlut A & B13u Dw
Sunday, December 9, 10:00 am All Church Service
Ckce Cthiw A WOcal s at Tax Time
Thursday, December 13, 7:00 pm
and Sunday, December 16, 10:00 am
All Church Service

Ckriaiuat Swuda, D)ee'anet 23
8:00 am Morning Has Broken 9:00 am Traditional Service
11:00 am Celebration Service
ChWi6wc a E6e Cade:Nigkt Sewyice
Monday, December 24, 6:00 & 11:00 pm 6:00 pm Family Time


December 9
The Joy Jammers Children's Choir presents their
Christmas musical "Mystery of the Manger" during
our evening worship service, 6:30 pm.

December 16
Celebration Choir (Adult Choir) will present their
Christmas music during morning worship.

December 24
Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 6 pm.


FIRST BAPTIST
C H U RC H!
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249-2314
324 N. 5th St.
Jacksonville Beach


Advent
Sunday Worship, December 9,16 and 23
8:30 a.m. 11 00 a.m 5:45 p m.
Wednesday Breakfasts December 12, and 19
7:30 a.m in the chapel. Call the church office to register.

Ho-licday for Jazz
Sunday, December 8
7:30 p.m in the sanctuary
Featuring The Noel Fnedline Quintet. A free concert.


Lessons and Carols
December 16 8 30 a.m, 11 00 a.m., and 5:45 p.m.
Palms choirs and members of The Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra present the Chnstmas story in word
and music. 5:45 p.m. is a contemporary rendition.
Nursery is provided at each event eCcept the Advent Breakfasts


Kernan Boulevard

Baptist Church
...with a heart for God and a love for people!

December 9 6 pm
"Adam Paul Williams" In Concert
December 15 3 pm matinee
December 16 6 pm
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'Art Fusion'


current exhibits at our
two Jacksonville art muse-
ums, the Cummer Museum
of Art & Gardens and the
Museum of Contemporary
Art, this is a good time of
year to visit them as these
exhibits will end shortly ate
the first of the new year.
The Jacksonville Museum
of Contemporary Art is fea-
turing five exhibitions com-
bined into one featured
exhibit.'
The exhibit includes sculp-
tures, installations, and
paintings. This combined
exhibit will end Jan. 6. On
Sunday, Dec. 9, attend "Art
Fusion" and learn about the
Picasso Prints.
This is a free event and an
opportunity to see the cur-
rent exhibit. Another free
day is Wednesday from 5 to
9 p.m., courtesy of Target.
For information, call 366-
6911.
The Cummer is always a
special place to visit at
Christmas time. The current
exhibits, "Joseph Jeffers
Dodge: A Passion for Art,"
and "Art from the Ashes" run
until February. "Oh, Say Can
You See," a third exhibit, will
end in January. For informa-
tion call 356-6857.

Another exhibit not to be
missed is "Winter
Selections" at the J. Johnson
Gallery, where the artworks
of 16 of the country's leading
artists are on display. The
exhibit will end Jan. 11.
Works of 16 of the most
successful contemporary
artists of the 20th century
are currently on exhibit at
the gallery, located at 177
4th Ave. N., Jacksonville
Beach.Call 435-3200.

Tonight the Cultural
Center at Ponte Vedra will
open a juried exhibit of its
members works. A reception
will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
This event is free and open
to the public.
The Cultural Center is at
51.Ef~ecLtpilve.~'.a~ Ponte
Vedna Beach.,itr Ceanter will
be holding a Holiday Arts
Camp for children ages 4 to
9 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dec. 26-28 and for children
ages 10 to 4 from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m. during the
Christmas holidays.
For information and to
register call 280-0614. On
Thursday, Dec. 20, from 6 to
8 p.m. the Center will pres-
ent an "Art From The Ashes"
lecture by Janice Machin, a
University of North Florida
professor.
The presentation will con-
clude with an Italian opera
performance by Bella Voce
Cubaret.

FOCUS Cummer
announced this week that


is Sunday, Dec. 9


ALICE
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ART SCENE


there are only three spaces
left for its spring tour to
Philadelphia.
The four-day trip includes
the Barnes Collection, the
Philadelphia Museum of Art,
the Philadelphia Academy of
Design, a day at Winterhur,
Longwood Gardens and the
Brandywine Museum. Call
284-1434 for information.

The city of Atlantic Beach
will feature a Sing-a-Long at
8 p.m. at Bull Park. While in
the area visit the Cultural
Center's current exhibit,
"Synergy," the oil paintings
of Margo Buccini. The exhib-
it runs through Dec. 14.
Do not miss this excep-
tional exhibit of oil paint-
,ings by a master colorist. The
Center is lat 716 Ocean
Blvd., Atlantic Beach.
* *
The Beaches Museum &
History Center is featuring
the World War II art of Mack
Dent through Jan. 12.
Dent's works and photo-
graphs are historical scenes
of ships, planes and military
leaders from World War II. A
companion photo exhibit,
"These Nine," portrays the
lives of nine area servicemen
who gave their lives for their
country during World War II.
They ranged in age from 19
to 34 and ranged in rank
from privates to officers.
Do not miss this exhibit
telling the story of these
nine local heroes. The muse-
um is 413 Beach Blvd.,,.
Jacksonville Beach. Cal 144-
565.

Players By-the-Sea
Community Theater opened
"It's a Wonderful Life" last
Friday night to a full house.
This familiar play is excep-
tional with its large cast who
give excellent performances.
It will run Dec. 8, 9, 10, 15
and. 16. Call 249-0289 for
reservations. The theater is at
106 6th St. N., Jacksonville.
Beach.
* *
The Atlantic Beach
Experimental Theater will
open "An O. Henry
Christmas," a Christmas
musical, tonight at 8 p.m.
The play will run Dec. 8, 14,
15 and 16. The theater is at


photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Eleanor Hughes (left) and Judith Stanyard drop 6ff their artwork
this week at the Cultural Center at Ponte. Vedra Beach, where
the first members' show opens today. An opening reception, free
and open to the public, is scheduled 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today,


716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic
Beach. Call 249-7177 for
reservations.

On Saturday, Dec. 9,-the
Neptune Artists Group will
present a Holiday Christmas
Show from 2 to 4 p.m. The
/works in this show will be
black and white with 10 per-
cent red or green.
The exhibit will be at
Atlantic Custom Frames
South Beach Gallery, 1205
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville
Beach. Call 249-4158 for
in for mation.

An art class for ages 11 to
14 will be held 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Friday, Dec, 28, at the
Guana Tolomato Matanzas
National Estuarine Research
Reserve south of Ponte Vedra
Beach.
The class will focus on
beginning drawing of butter-
flies and marsh scenes. The
cost is $45 per student.
The class beings with a
short nature walk then
moves into the
Environmental Education
Center classroom.
This popular class will be
taught by local artist Jean
Drayovitch, whose art murals
decorate the walls of the
Manatee Cafe in St.


Augustine.
All materials are supplied,
but students should bring
their own brown bag lunch-
es. Space is limited. Call
635-0941 to reserve a seat.
The Guana's
Environmental Education
Center is near the Guana
dam, off State Road A1A
about 10 miles south of
Mickler Road.
* *
Photography by Mark
Pettus and Connie Hansen
will be on dis pla through
.Dec. 21 at LW' .. ll~.I
Cultural Cd tIi s Atr
Advocate Gallery, 76-B San
Marco Ave., St. Augustine.
Pettus' exhibit' is "The
Sound of Silence," while
Hansen's is Pinhole Cameras.
Their work is on display
from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday. For informa-
tion, call 826-4116 or visit
www.stjohnsculturalcoun-
cil.net.

Shelby's Coffee Shop, 200
First Street, Neptune Beach,
is showing works by Atlantic
Beach artist Rachelle Moes
through Jan. 14. An artist's
reception will be held from
6-8 p.m. Dec. 14. Wine and
nibbles will be provided.


ARTIST RECEPTION


photo SUBMITTED
Joyce Norwood, left, gallery owner Hillary Tuttle and Sabre Esler at the Nov. 16 artist's reception for Norwood and Esler at Stellers
Gallery Annex in Neptune,Beach. Norwood and Esler's work was on exhibit until Dec. 1. Stellers Gallery Annex is open from 10
a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday. Call 247-7200.


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Two sisters (Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman) compete for a handsome king in "The Other Boleyn Girl." It opens soon.


Hawke, Hoffman come off as

low-rent Laurel and Hardy in

'Before Devil Knows You're Dead'


If Sidney Lumet the vet-
eran director responsible *
for "Before the Devil
Knows You're Dead" thinks
his movie is unique and I
spellbinding, apparently he
hasn't seen "Reservoir Dogs."
Like "Dogs," "Devil" con- .
cerns a seemingly simple rob-
bery that goes terribly wrong,
resulting in copious amounts
of bloodshed.
Philip Seymour Hoffman STEVE BAILEY
and Ethan Hawke play Andy REVIEWER
-and -Han-k, two-brothers who,-.....-- ..... :--.,- ...- ..---
come off like a low-rent ed way it's presented. The
Laurel & Hardy. movie's very first image is
Andy is the siblings' Ollie, that of a naked, pudgy Andy
full of himself but not know- graphically having his way
ing nearly as much as he with his curvy wife (Marisa
thinks. Andy convinces him- Tomei).
self that the solution to their I try hard not to judge
money woes is to plan a heist such things, but any movie
against their own parents' that presents a Marisa Tomei
jewelry store. Andy reasons finding immense satisfaction
that no gunplay is necessary, from a P.S. Hoffman is
and their parents' insurance already behind on the real-
will cover any losses. ism.
Of course, the plan isn't so This sets the movie's tone,
simple that Andy intends to in which we're "told" about
carry it out himself. Instead, characterization rather than
he sweet-talks his brother actually seeing it. Andy has a
Hank the pair's simpleton really bad drug habit. We're
Stanley into doing the shown this in a long tracking
heavy lifting. With this pair shot in which Andy wanders
at the helm, do you think around his dealer's tony
the robbery will go off as apartment before getting
smoothly as it seems? elaborately shot up with
The plot has potential;, heroin. How did this low-life
what kills it is the ham-hand- get such an upper-bracket


junkie habit?
We're also told that Andy
fiercely resents the lifelong
bullying he's gotten from his
father Charles (Albert
Finney).
Yet as Finney portrays him,
Charles seems merely a stub-
born old coot not terribly
nasty, given the movie's
graphic circumstances. So it's
just one more character trait
sloppily hung upon Andy.
As events rapidly go from
bad to worse, screenwriter
Kelly Masterson seems to
throw up her hands and
come up with nothing better
than having everyone shoot
each other along the way.
Either Masterson (whose
first script this is) decided to
ape "The Departed," or he
got a vicarious thrill out of
watching his characters blow
each other away.
This dishonor-among-
thieves stuff really did work
better in "Reservoir Dogs,"
where it was drenched in
irony.
Lumet's biggest mistake is
taking this guff so ultra-seri-
ously, particularly when the
movie's climax hinges on one
on those movie hospitals
where no orderly is never
around when he's supposed
to be.
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The Golden Compass.
Rated PG13. Fri.-Thurs.,
12:30, 1:10, 3:50, 4:30, 6:55,
7:35, 9:30, 10:15.
Awake. Rated R. Fri.-Thurs.,
12:25, 2:40, 5:00, 7:55, 10:20.
August Rush. Rated PG13.
Fri.-Thurs., 12:50, 4:10, 7:15,
9:55.
Enchanted. Rated PG. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:40, 1:15, 3:55,
4:35, 6:50, 7:30, 9:25, 10:05.
Hitman. Rated R. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:05, 2:25, 4:45,
7:40, 10:00.
The Mist. Rated R. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:30, 3:40, 7:10,
10:10.
The Christmas. Rated PG13.
Fri.-Thurs., 12:35, 3:45, 7:40,
10:30.
Beowulf. Rated PG13. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:55, 4:05, 7:50,
10:35.
Mr. Magorium's Wonder
Emporium. Rated G. Fri.-
Thurs., Noon, 2:20, 4:40,
7:20, 9:40.
Fred Claus. Rated PG. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:40, 4:00, 7:05,
9:45.
American Gangster. Rated
R. Fri.-Thurs., 12:15, 3:35,
7:00, 10:25.


DREAMWORKS PICTURES
Fred Claus (Vince Vaughn) is a fast-talking repo man who has
run out of luck and money and agrees to come to the
North Pole and help his brother Nickolas (Paul Giamatti) in
Santa's workshop in the PG-rated comedy "Fred Claus."


* *
Bee Movie. Rated PG. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:10, 2:30, 4:50,
7:20, 9:35.
Before the Devil Knows
You're Dead. Rated R. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:45, 4:15, 7:45,
10:30.
Dan in Real Life. Rated
PG13. Fri.-Thurs., 1:05, 8:00.
* *


Gone Baby Gone. Rated R.
Fri.-Thurs., 4:20, 10:40.
* *
Wristcutters: A Love Story.
Rated NR. Fri.-Thurs., 12:20,
2:35, 5:00, 7:25, 9:50.
* *
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Rated R. Fri.-Thurs., 1:00,
8:00.
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The Florida Community College at Jacksonville chamber choirs and chorale will present their annual holiday concert today at 8 p.m.
at the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts, 11901 Beach Blvd. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information,
call 646-2364.


CONCERTS


AMAHL & THE
NIGHT VISITORS
The University of North Florida Opera
and the Chamber Orchestra present this
opera at 8 p.m. today through Sunday in
Robinson Theatre at UNF's Fine arts
Center, 4567 St. Johns Bluff Road S.,
Jacksonville. Call 620-2878 for informa-
tion.
NIGHT OF
OPERATIC SCENES
The Jackosnville University Opera
Studio presents an evening of operatic
scenes at 7:30 p.m. today at JU's Terry
Concert Hall, 2800 Univeristy Blvd. N.,
Jacksonville. Call 256-7371 for informa-
tion.


HOLIDAY JAZZ
This concert of holiday music is per-
formed from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at
the Coastal Community Center, 180
Marine Street, St. Augustine. Admission is
free. Call 209-3700 for'information.
JU PERCUSSION CONCERT
Jacksonville University's Percussion
Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday
at JU's Terry Concert Hall, 2800 University
Blvd. N., Jacksonville. Call 256-7371 for
information.
TUBA CHRISTMAS
The 13th annual Tuba Christmas is held
at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Jacksonville
Landing, 2 Independant Drive,
Jacksonville. Tuba, sousaphone and


euphonium players interested in partici-
pating should arrive at 10 a.m. for rehears-
al. Call 269-9819 for information.
CLASSICAL WORKS
Jacksonville University professor Mary
Lou Krosnick performs works by Brahms,
Chopin and Rachmaninoff at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at JU's Terry Concert Hall, 2800
University Blvd. N., Jacksonville. Call 256-
7371 for information.
FIRST COAST
WIND ENSEMBLE
The FCWE presents a holiday concert at
6:30 p.m. Sunday at Christ the Redeemer
Church, 190 S. Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra
Beach. Admission is free. Call 285-8009 for
information.


CLUB SCENE


Aromas Cigar, Wine &
Martini Bar, 880 A1A N., Ponte
Vedra Beach, 280-2525. Le
Monde Quartet plays Latin
music Tuesdays. The Jason
Anderson Group performs
every Thursday. Jose LeBron
and The LeMonde Quintet per-
form every Saturday.


Culhanes Irish Pub, 967
Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach ,
249-9595, tonight the C5 Band
performs at 9:30 p.m. with a
Woodford Preserve drink spe-
cial. Every Sunday Bobby Flynn
& Band perform traditional
irish music starting at 6 p.m.


Fionn MacCool's Irish Pub
The-Atlantic, 333 N,'fstSti,.T-& Res-tau rntpi333.1Sr S*.VN.I
Jacksonville Beach. -904-249- i,Jacksonville Beach, 242-9499,
3338, Tonight DJ Jade spins old Cloud.Nine followed by Jimmy
wave and 80's retro from 10 Solari every Wednesday. Spade
p.m. to close. On the other side McQuade plays every Sunday.
DJ Infader plays hip hop and
Top 40 songs form 10 p.m. to Fly's Tie, 177 E- Sailfish Dr.,
dose. Atlantic Beach, 246-4293.
Every Saturday DJ Marco Songwriter's night with Seth
entertains with Top 40 and Ramsdill every Tuesday. Reggae
dance tunes from 9 p.m. to 2 with Pili Pili every Wednesday.
a.m. He is joined by DJ Wes The Wes Cobb Band is in
Reed spinning 80's, remixep and Thursdays. Mystic Dino and the
mash-ups from 10 p.m.. until 420 Band are in Sundays.
close.
Acoustic rock with Charlie Freebird Live, 200 N. 1st St.,
Walker, Funktion and Acme in Jacksonville Beach, 246-BIRD.
the main bar every Wednesday. Tonight Inner Demons, Manna
Thursday night is ladies night! Zen and Hallowpoint Militia
All ladies drink for free 10 p.m. play an all ages show. Tickets
to 1 a.m. $2 Miller Light and $3 are available at the door.
cocktails are offered while DJ Saturday Bobby Lee Rodgers
Infader and, DJ Wes Reed spin & The Codetalkers perform and
hip hop and retro. Happy Hour all ages rock show. The Avett
is Tuesday to Friday from 5 p.m. Brothers Band Marino perform
to 7 p.m. with two-for-one Sunday. Ticket information and
cocktails and $1 off all sushi more performance information
rolls in the newly opened sushi is available at www.free-
bar. More information available birdlive.com.
at www.the-atlantic.com and
www.myspace.com/atlanticjax. Latitudes Cafe, 2429 S. 3rd
Street, Jacksonville Beach, holds
Bo's Coral Reef, 201 5th Ave. acoustic night. every Tuesday
N., Jacksonville Beach, 246- with live music from Chelsea
9874. DJs and female imperson- Saddler from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
ators weekly. Half price bottles of wine
offered all night. Wednesday
Brix Taphouse, 300 2nd ladies drink free. Trivia Night is
Street N., Jacksonville Beach, Thursday .from 8 p.m. to 10
Charlie Walker plays mellow p.m. with food and buckets of
rock and music of the beach beer specials.
from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Happy Hour is offered
Sunday. Live music, is per- Tuesday-Fridayfrom 11am-7pm
formed every Wednesday.
Lynch's Irish Pub, 514 N. 1st
Bukkets Oceanfront features St., Jacksonville Beach, 249-
live music from local artists 5181, The Wes Cobb Band per-
from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every forms all.weekend from 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday. to 1 a.m. Tonight's performance
is brought to you by $2 Gerry
Cap'n Odies, 2200 Mayport Adams Boston Lagers.
Road, Atlantic Beach, 241-8848. Saturday's segment will feature
Live music from 9:30 p.m. to $2 Killian's Irish Red Lager.
1:30 a.m. today and Saturday. More information available on
Country night every Sunday. www. lynchsirishpub.com
Caribbee Key, 100 N 1st St., Mackenzie's Steakhouse,
Neptune Beach, 270-8940, fea- 100 Sawgrass Village, Ponte
tures Matt Still at 8 p.m. every Vedra Beach, 543-9143. Gene
Tuesday, Charlie Walker at 10 Nordan plays piano Tuesday
p.m. every Thursday, Pill Pill through Thursday nights. Don
reggae every Friday and Miniard plays Saturday.
Saturday and Jimmy Parrish & Michael Howard plays Sunday.
the Ocean Waves every Sunday Will Hurley performs Fridays
at 3 p.m. and Mondays.


Max's Restaurant, 1312
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach,
247-6820. John Evans plays the
piano every Friday and
Saturday.
Ocean Club, 401 1st Street
North, Jacksonville Beach.
Tonight and every Friday is
ladies night with no cover
hard' $3'S-mirnoffs all hig]A.
WDJ W- Reed 'spins hip h6p,
dance, electro and remixes in
'the OC Bliss room. DJ George
Torres spins your favorite Top
40 songs in the Tiki Bar.
Every Saturday the Infader
spins Top 40 music and Mash
Ups. Live music and UFC pay-
per-view in the OC liquor store.
$12 premium cocktail pitchers
arid $15 premium L.I.T. pitchers
are offered. $2 Miller Lights all
night. NFL tickets arp available
all day in the OC liquor store on
Sunday.
Enjoy industry standard
Sunday nights with: DJ Capone
spinning dance and live video
in the OC Bliss, Lonely spin-
ning rock & roll in the OC
liquor store and Pill Pill playing
live reggae oceanfront in the
Tiki Bar. $1 wells and $3 premi-
ums offered. More information
available at www.oceanclub-
jax.com.
Paco's Mexican Grill, 331 1st
St., Jacksonville Beach, 208-
5097, Matt Still performs
tonight at 9:30 p.m., live music
is offered every Friday and
Saturday beginning at 9:30 p.m.
NFL and college game day spe-
cials with $.99 drafts and $1.99
margaritas on game days.


KARAOKE

The Atlantic, 333 N. 1st St.,
Jacksonville Beach. Jocelyn &
the Geronimos host Karaoke-A-
Go-Go every Tuesday. Service
industry drink specials offered,
1$2 premiums, drafts, bottles
arid house wines. Everybody
else drinks $3 wells and $2
domestic drafts. All sushi rolls
are $1 off.
Cliff's at the Beach, 1401
Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach.
Karaoke every Wednesday and
Thursday.
Lynch's Irish Pub, 514 N. 1st
St., Jacksonville Beach. Karaoke
is held at 9:30 p.m. every
Sunday.
Monkey's Uncle Tavern,
1850 3rd Street S., Jacksonville


Beach. Karaoke every Tuesday,
Wednesday, Saturday and
Sunday with a contest at 11
p.m. every other Thursday.
Spare Time Tavern and
Grille, 1728 3rd St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. Karaoke
every Wednesday.

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Talk meetings, surveys and interviews, JTA is planning to implement a variety of bus
route enhancements and changes in January 2008. This series of changes is another
example of our commitment to work with you to improve the system.

We invite you to attend the public hearing listed below to hear more about what JTA
riders wanted and what we are going to do to make our service work better for you.
The meeting will feature a 5-6 p.m. open house followed by a 6 p.m. presentation. The
meeting will end at 7 p.m. Other open house meetings may be scheduled.

Proposed service improvements:

R4, BH1, L7, L8, BH50 and AR3
Propose to discontinue R4 Atlantic Beach / South Beach and make minor
adjustments to BH1 South Beach route to cover area missed. Also minor
schedule or route adjustments are being considered for L7, L8, BH50 and AR3.
Route change information can be found at www.jtafla.com.


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Your guide to hanging holiday lights


they're no doubt already
popping up around your
neighborhood. Those
strings of colored lights, wav-
ing Santas, herds of reindeer,
snowmen and the like can
elicit oohs and aahs from
even the biggest Ebenezer.
Whether you're out to
impress the neighbors with
some major wattage or are
just a novice light-stringer, it's
best to be in the know. Too
many lights piled onto one
circuit, unattended displays
and other holiday mishaps
can result in a dangerous situ-
ation for your home and your
family.
According to the American
Fire Administration, more
than 2,600 people a year are
injured in fires during the hol-
iday season. Fortunately, there
are some very simple steps
you can follow to avoid
becoming another statistic.
Before you start
When you drag out your
lights this year, inspect them
carefully. Are any of the cords
fraying? Do the sockets look
healthy? As much as you
would like to get another year
of use out of them, you are
going to have to throw them
away.
If you are in the market to
buy new lights, there are hun-
dreds of options out there, but
many electricians prefer the
kind with smaller bulbs
because they generate less
heat. Choose a brand that is
labeled fire resistant and test-
ed for safety, indicated by a
UL or ETL/ITSNA symbol, and
be sure you buy lights that are
appropriate for exterior use.
Jane Tip: For the best look,
stick with lights of the same size
and color scheme.
Doing the Math
So, you know the look you
are going for ... how do you
know how many sets of lights
to buy? If you plan on lining
the roof of your home, meas-
ure the length of it from
below by running a tape
measure from one side of the
yard to the other. This will
help take into account the
extra 30-50 feet for the roofs
peak.
The numbers you generate
will give you a rough estimate
of how many feet you will
need to buy. Take your totals
to the store and match your
needs up against the length
JrtfdaeTobnh theid'e orf the
boTe of lights. You may want
to buy a mixture of long and
short strings, to fill any holes
and prevent excess.
Don't forget that you will
likely a couple of extension
cords into the process; get


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EDEN JARRIN
'Be Jane'

ones rated for outdoor use.
This may seem obvious, but
don't ever cut a string of
lights because it's too long!
For trees, you will need
about 100 lights per foot for a
well-decorated tree with small
lights. (You can halve that
number if you are using the
bigger bulbs.) You can defi-
nitely pile on more, bit just
be sure not to string together
more sets of lights than indi-
cated on the box. Be mindful
of your circuits, too. This
brings us to ...
Calculating Wattage
While you may want to.


wow your neighbors this sea-
son, you don't want to over-
load your circuits. Most
homes can take about 2400
watts for all of your appli-
ances.
To find out how many watts
you are using, multiply the
number of bulbs by their
wattage. For example, if you
have 100 bulbs at 2.5 watts,
the total wattage for the string
of lights is 250. If you regular-
ly blow fuses, you may not
want to go too crazy decking
the halls, otherwise there will
be plenty of trips to the circuit
breaker! The wattage may be
in small print, but it should
be indicated on the box.
Hanging Lights
Before you get started,
unroll the string of lights and
make sure they all work.
Replace any broken or non
working bulbs, if necessary.
Also, stretch out the strings to
ensure they aren't twisted or
knotted. Remember to look
for any frays in the wires.
Hanging lights from the
roof involves placing a clip,
nail or hook every foot or so
and draping the string of
lights around it. Test the
clips/nails/hooks to see
whether or not it will hold
the weight of the lights.


Whatever you do, do not sta-
ple or nail your lights directly
to the roof! This could cause
holes in the roof as well as
cutting and causing the wires
to fray, which is dangerous.
Also, make sure whatever you
hang your lights from is not
broken and/or sharp on the
off chance they would dam-
age the wiring.
SAFETY TIP: Ensure that your
ladder is tall enough for you to
work comfortably. Avoid over-
reaching as it throws off your
center of gravity. And always
work from the ground up rather
than hanging off the edge of
your roof
Install the hanging devices
to the eave of your roof plac-
ing one about every two feet,
then go back and hang the
lights. Stretch them taut so
there is not too much droop-
ing. Once New Year's Day has
come, you may want to just
leave the hooks in the roof so
you will have half the job to
do next year.
Let There be (Festive)
Light!
Once your lights are up and
shining for the neighborhood
to see, resist the urge to show
them off 24/7. If they aren't
on a timer, unplug them once
you go to bed, not only for


Whatever your outdoor decorating plans entail, a little advance planning can help keep your holi-
day bright and festive, as well as safe.


Time to rethink your idea of chianti


or those of you of a cer-
tain age, chianti will for-
ever be identified with a
straw-covered bottle contain-
ing a thin, light-colored red
wine that frequently had little
flavor and high acidity. The
next day the empty bottle
probably did duty as a candle
holder, eventually gaining
melted candle wax on its
sides.
Those old-fashioned bottles
are hard to find now, replaced
with standard wine bottles
sans the.straw. And the lack-
luster, insipid wine has been
replaced by "Toscana moder-
na" (modern Tuscany) -
dark-colored, fruit-driven reds
that please the palate and,
very importantly, pair well
with Italian cuisine.
Ruffino is the most popular
selling chianti in the United
States and has embraced the
new "Toscana modern" phi-
losophy. These new efforts -
new grape varieties, modern
viticultural practices and more
consumer-friendly winemak-
ing techniques are earning
Ruffino high marks among
consumers and wine critics
alike.
A recent Ruffino wine din-
ner sponsored by Bay Ridge
Wine and Spirits at Sam's on
the Waterfront was a terrific
opportunity to taste the new
direction of Ruffino wines
with some very well-prepared
Italian food. Although Sam's
Doesn't specialize in Italian
' food, the dinner showed the
extensive capabilities of their
chef's and kitchen staff.
Our favorites of the evening
and wine that we recommend
were as follows:
Ruffino La Solatia
Chardonnay Toscano 2006
($24). This very quaffable
white wine is 90 percent
chardonnay and 10 percent
viognier, and only sees 3
months of oak. Pear flavors
dominate this elegant wine
with a nice perfumed nose
from the viognier. It would
go well with any fish or poul-
try dishes, especially those


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'The Wine Guys'
with an Italian flare.
Ruffino II Ducale Toscano IGT
2004 ($23). This is Ruffino's
most recent take (only since
2003) on an updated Tuscan
red wine with 80 percent san-
giovese, 15 percent merlot
and 5 percent cabernet sauvi-
gnon grapes. Classic, rich,
Tuscan cherry nose. Round
and ripe in the mouth with
cherry, berry flavors and a
hint of chocolate. Very nice,
with classic styled Italian meat
dishes or red sauced pasta.
Ruffino Modus Toscana
IGT 2005 ($27). This was
hands down the stunner of
the evening and by far the
crowd favorite. Composed of
50 percent sangiovese, 25 per-
cent merlot and 25 percent
cabernet sativignon, it is aged
in French barriques for
between 16 and 18 months.
Very Californian in style with .
a whole lot of complexity for
the buck. Cherries, herbs,
mint and chocolate in the
nose. Incredibly elegant and
drinkable with very smooth
tannins with some berry fla-
vors. Drink this beauty by
itself of with hearty foods.
This is a wonderful wine that
deserves attention.
MORE ITALIAN
Many years ago we met
Carlos Mastroberardino for
lunch in Amalfi, a beautiful
seaside town on the coast of
Italy. It was one of three meet-
ings we have had with this
talented winemaker at his


Campania winery bearing his
family's name but the only
one on his turf.
We recently tasted the 'cur-
rent releases of these wines on
our turf and still find them
unique and enjoyable.
Made with ancient grapes
that existed in southern Italy
for more than 2,000 years,
they speak of history and soil.
Because of Mastroberardino's
300-year winemaking experi-
ence in growing these grapes,
it has been charged with
recreating ancient vineyards
outside of Pompeii.
If you are looking for a
unique gift for the wine
enthusiast in your circle or
just yourself, here are some
recommendations:
Mastroberardino Radici
Taurasi 2003 ($43). We have
followed this wine for more
than a decade and count is as
one of our favorites. Made
from late-ripening aglianico
grapes, it has intense floral
and berry aromas with plum
and strawberry flavors. The
producer also makes a reverse
version of this wine (Radici
Riserva 2000, $80) that is
more concentrated with
understated elegance and age.
The soft tannins defy the
aging potential of this serious
Italian wine.
Mastroberardino Radici
Fiano di Avellino 2006 ($24).
The grae variety is fiano and
the wine is incredibly aromat-
ic: Pineapple and pears. Add
almonds to those characteris-
tics and you have a mighty
tasting wine.
Mastroberardino Nova
Serra Greco di Tufo 2006
($24). Made with greco
grapes, this wine has apricot
and pear flavors with good
acidity. Refreshing as an aper-
tif yet a good match to pasta,
pork and seafood.
WINE OF THE WEEK
Castello Banfi Chianti
Classico 2005 ($15). A good
value from Banfi, this simple
chianti has. a youthful profile
with plum and raspberry fla-
vors and a hint of leather.


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safety, but also for the sake of
your electric bill.
After you take them down,
be sure to store them careful-
ly. Throwing them into a box
will result in a giant ball of
tangled lights next year, so
take the time to do it right!
Some people twist them into a
neat ring using their elbow or
wind them around a piece of
cardboard to avoid knots and
kinks. You can also roll them


into a garden hose holder for
easy storage and retrieval next
year. Use a plastic storage bin
to keep them dry and dust
free throughout the rest of the
year.
We hope your holiday lights
are the brightest (and safest)
in the neighborhood!
For detailed information
and more great projects ideas,
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Weight: 5 Ibs. 7 oz.
Gender: male
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Coloring: Blue/Tan
Residence: Jacksonville Beach
Owner: Kam & Jimmy Durham
Favorite Food: Itty... Bitty... Treats
Favorite Pastime: Playing with toys, walks
on the beach and "looking buff" in his
Harley Leathers.

Unleashed:
Triscut was the first of Baptist
Beaches Comfort Care "Certified
Therapy Dogs" beginning Feb 2004.
He is the "KING" of the hospital,
preceding the other 11 dogs in the
program, helping to "heal" patients,
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Owner: Kam & Jimmy Durham
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'Crisis counselor' caters to canines
with field trips and private lessons


FROM STAFF
A St. Johns County business-
woman, calling herself a
"canine crisis counselor," trains
dogs Saturdays at a flea market
and by appointment in private
homes, and she recently took a
canine group on a field trip to
learn socialization skills.
"Dogs were introduced to four
different public places," she said
in an e-mail message. "The hors-
es downtown [in St. Augustine]
were a big hit!"
Sherrie Keshner, owner of A1A
Dog Training, offers six-week


. Saturday classes at the St. Johns
Flea Market at Interstate 95 and
State Road 207 in St. Augustine,
with "Puppy Parenting" at 9
a.m. and basic obedience train-
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The classes being in January
and cost $10 per class.
Keshner said she will hold a
neighborhood canine class in
someone's yard or a nearby park
if at least five persons sign up for
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Hot chocolate Christmas decorating


Brown is the new red


C hristmas
used to
be cele-
brated in col-
ors of green
and red. But
like clothing,
even
Christmas has
gone high
fashion and
colors rarely
associated
with the holi-
day are
becoming
more popular. KATHRY
In my small HOME C(
town of
Cuero, we have a store that's
always a step ahead in both
home and wearable fashions.
That store is Rendezvous. I
really enjoy shopping there
for unique gifts, clothing and
decorative accents for my
home because of the wonder-
ful selection and because
owner Rhonda Pakebusch is
one of the friendliest people
in town. Each year I start to
decorate for Christmas, my
first stop is at Rendezvous for
beautiful, Christmas decora-
tions and ideas.
The new red
This Christmas, brown is
the new red. Brown makes a
great background color and
can be paired with many
other colors for a luscious,
rich and unexpected touch.
Brown is elegant and comfort-
able, and can be dressed up or
left to its natural beauty. This
is what creates such a unique
appeal to the brown-toned
decorations in Rhonda's store
- the richness of the brown
combined with a soft patina
of pewter and platinum
accents.'
"Old is new again," says
Rhonda. "Old World ele-
gance fused with mercury
glass and pewter is very popu-
dia and beautiful this year in
Christmas decorations."
And in an area rich in
hunting heritage, the brown
colors coupled with natural
accents like deer heads,
antlers and pheasant feathers
look especially right.
How now brown
If you want.to combine
brown tones with metallic
ones, Rhonda suggests aging
metal accents. Ordinary items
can be made over with a shot
of silver paint, but that can
often be too bright, she says.
"Apply shoe polish over
any sprayed items to instantly
age them," Rhonda suggests.


POOR RIx

ALMANAC


by RIX QUINN
Dear Poor Rix: I love holi-
day shopping! How about
you? December Debbie
Absolutely! On a good day,
Poor Rix can pass out more
dough than a baker at a cook-
ie workshop.
But my friend Verne, who is
tighter than last year's thong,
can squeeze a dollar so hard, it
makes Washington's hair fall
out. Here's his twisted philoso-
phy:
1. Treat your wallet like a
fine wine. Never take it out for
a frivolous purpose.
2. Diet experts say you
should never shop for gro-
ceries when you're hungry.
Likewise, never shop for
clothes when you're naked.
3. Set three levels of spend-
ing. Give family and close
friends presents. Send other
friends a nice card. Send casu-
al friends a used card.
4. Speaking of used cards:
(a) Never send the same used
card to the person you got it
from the year before. (b)
Never re-send cards with your
name and another family's
picture.
5. Consider giving coupons.
Last year, ole Verne surprised
me with a health-related item.
And if I ever need all-natural
prostate relief, I can get it for
25-percent off.
Poor Rix, who wrote the
book, "Words That Stick," wel-


comes your questions to rix-
quinn@charter.net.
(c) 2007 DBR Media, Inc.


I
N WEBER
COLUMNIST


This treat-
ment can be
applied to
stars, balls and
even deer
antlers. Deer
and elk sheds
look terrific in
Christmas
trees and can
be painted or
left natural
according to
Rhonda.
Brown
themes


If brown


colors appeal
to you and would work in
your decor, then try some
brown Christmas decorations.
Start by selecting a brown
theme and work some hot
chocolate magic. For a natural
look, try a forest brown
theme and weave in natural
elements and colors with
brown accents.
Select brown decorations
and add in green colors in
natural shades of moss and
sage. Poke branches and grass-
es into your tree for a fresh-
from-the-forest look. Don't be
shy about picking up these
items from your yard, either.
Bundle grasses and wire them
into small bunches to be
poked into your tree and dec-
orations.
For a fun brown, try a
chocolate cherry theme and
mix brown with red accents.
Or go trendy with an uptown
brown. This contemporary
look would pair brown with
blue or pink accents and
shiny silver. For brown ele-
gance, pair browns with
pewter or tarnished silver.
Create a French country-
side theme by adding brown,
copper and gold colors.
Copper is another metal
that's hot for Christmas and
Looks especially rich with
brown. Work sonme'bfWo'wi
magic into your Christmas
decorations. It's a restful and
elegant color that you'll
enjoy during the holidays for
years to come.
House miles
A couple of weeks ago I
mentioned that I would track
Show many miles I walked in
the kitchen on Thanksgiving
Day and while straightening
the house. It turns out that
my guess of walking five
miles when I straightened
was right. The day before
Thanksgiving, I walked 4.8
miles while cleaning up. On
Thanksgiving Day, I walked


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over six miles and that was
just in the kitchen. And,
after that, I helped myself to
a second slice of pecan pie!
Kathryn Weber is a home
and decorating columnist who
publishes the Real Home E-
Zine. For more information, go
to www.kathryn-weber.com or
email questions to
Kathryn@kathryn-weber.com or
write to her at P.O. Box 531,
Cuero, Texas 77954. For a per-
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904-249-7211

1906 St Johns Blu Road
3BR/1BA on a large corner lot
$197,500
515 Penman Road
Jacksonville Beach
MLS # 376039 $270,000
1201 Ruth Ave Oversized
corner lot MLS # 391325


On PV's Ocean Course
Golf Course. Included 2 lots!
MLS # 391326
$1,900,000

2 Lots in St. Augustine on
Avenue C $50,000 each

512 Marshview Dr $385,000
Pine Island Dr. $265,000
Contact Tracey McCue for
additional information.



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.
MAYPORT- LARGE mobile home lot, city
water; 966 Pioneer Dr., $59,000,
249-0346.


FSBO, NB, 3BR/2BA +office. Lovely
beach home, all white brick. Many up-
dates and amenities, 2254sf.
MLS#376506. $414,900, 1106 Hagler Dr.
West. 241-6514, 655-7831. Make Offerl
NEPTUNE BEACH, FSBO- 5BR/3BA. By
appointment only. Fenced yard, hot tub,
storage building. All for $360,000.
(904)866-8720.


707 Osborne Street

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
information or to view the building.




$325,000


SANDLEWOOD
3/2 Brick home on large lot w/inground
pool, near Sandlewood High School.
$211,000. Must sell immediately. Call 254-
0280 for appointment.

MARSHFRONT JAX BCH
Sweeping, panoramic views, 3700sf, lap
pool, cul-de-sac. Modern designers home,
400sf inlaw suite, 4000sf decks & cov-
ered patios. First $975,000. MLS#393428.
246-5162.
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.
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
These are available for occupancy this
month!
Cat Rd,
3BR on the ICW w/dock $985,000
Colima Ct.
2/2 condo w/fireplace $189,900
Cordova Reins
Oakbridge 3BR REDUCED! $400,000.
Dalton Springs
4BR near amenities $237,900.
Fiddler's Hammock
4BR w/pool, preserve $599,000.
Player's Club Villa
Spacious 2BR flat $350,000.
Retreat Place
5BR on pond/ $749,000.
River Rd.
2BR Riverfront condo $865,000
Sandpiper Ln.
3BR w/tropical yard. $318,000
Sandy Oaks
3BR surrounded by oaks. $325,000
30th Ave. South
Renovated 3BR near ocean, $649,000.
Tournament Rd.
Lakefront 3BR, cul-de-sac, $424,500
Trail's Edge
Best buy in Palencia, $359,000.
Woody Creek
5BR plus office, huge lot, $849,900
BERRY & CO. REAL ESTATE
273-4800.


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.
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.
PONTE VEDRA, TPC Sawgrass, Bermu-
da Court, 2BR/2BA. $60K renovation:
granite counter' tops, new cabinets,
249,900, 655-5990.

42 SAILFISH Dr, PVB. 1700sf. home,
with 3BR/2BA. New air/ New carpet. Large
remodeled Florida room. $279,900. Call
904-571-1111.





806-A 3rd St Neptune Beach
WATERFRONT LOTS
Neptune Beach Lots w/Dock
permits in hand. From
$679,000
INTRACOASTAL LOTS
"Sunset View" with tidal water
access. Great for small boats
and jet ski's. From $649,000
INTERIOR HOMESITES
3 New Subdivisions at the
Beaches. Lots start at $239,900
OCEANFRONT LOTS
3 contiguous separately platted
lots in Vilano Beach. Green
water, Gold coquina and
Spectacular sunrises.
CONSTRUCTION
Custom home building on your
lot or ours. Best lot selection at
the Beach. 20 years experience
building at the Beach.
Call Steve Jarrett @
904-591-5914 mobile
904-247-7000 office


ATLANTIC BEACH, CUTE 3/2 w/pool, pri-
vacy fence. $400,000, 376 Seminole Rd.,
613-6199.
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.
VIRTUAL OPEN House
Stop wasting gas
We're open online!
Buy a home and get
free gas for a year
www.gas4oneyear.com
Phyllis Staines, Realtor
904-476-SOLD
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate
OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, 1-4PM
Jax Golf & Country Club, 3994 Cattail
Pond Circle West. MLS#382537. Fran
Cason, (904)497-2419,
www.killebrewrealty.com.
OPEN HOUSE ON ICW
4401 Seabreeze Drive. Large executive
home in gated community of Marsh View.
Sunday, 1-4pm. 254-0280.
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.
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ATANTIC BEACH 3/2 Seminole Rd area. Fireplace, double garage, fenced back yard on quiet cul-
de-sac. Great location. Priced to sell. Call Joe Floyd 219-7638 to view. Photos on web. $299,000
PONTE VEDRA BEACH 2/2 Seahawk Condo. Pool, tennis courts. Great location. $202,500
MAYPORT lANDING 2/2 townhome, 980sq', new carpet. Nr Mayport Naval Station. $114,900
FOR RENT
MAYPORT [ANDINO 3/2 TH, 1240sq'. Renovated, FIRST MO RENT FREE $899 mth
2/2 townhome, 980sq', upgrades, new carpet. Near Mayport Naval Station. $750 mth
OAK HARBOR 3/2, new carpet, refrigerator & dishwasher. Near Mayport Naval Station. $1,150 mth
SUMMER SANDS 3/2.5 TH. Many upgrades. Fully equipped kitchen. Hot tub, screened porch.
Fenced backyard. Community pool. $1,250 mth
ATLANTIC BEACH 3/2 Seminole Rd area. Fireplace, double garage, fenced back yard on quiet
cul-de-sac. Great location. Call Joe Floyd 219-7638 to view. Photos on web. $1,500 mth
3/2 1542sa' home. Near Mavport Naval Station. Small pets Ok $1,175 mth


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.
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.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3000sqft., 4/2.5, for-
mal living' & dining, open floor plan,
screened pool, family neighborhood,
$525,000, 422-0771.

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 @ 994-3608iRermax Ad-.
vantage.


AT MAYO, 3/2/2, 1600sf, $249,000. Bring
all offers. Independent Brokers & Associ-
ates Inc. 247-4333 or 710-3111.
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.
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.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, pool, fireplace,
2car garage, new appliances, $300,000.
No realtors please. (904)249-1890.


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PONIEVEDRA BYVIIE SEA ESIMIES
MLS# 401674 5BR/5.5BA concrete block
construction, 2 master suites, granite kitchen
countertops, breathtaking lake views & in-
round heated pool& spa. Truly a must see!
$1,799,000 285-1800 ,.
FOUND FOREST MARSH ANDNG CC
MLS# 405823 This gorgeous woodedestate
5 acre lot is over 3.9 acres of upland with the
remainderdevoted to wetlandpreservation &
wild life habitat. $1,500,000 285-1800
OREAT NEW USINO IN
JAKSONVlE BEACHl
MIS# 396746 3BR/2BA w/new tile in
baths/kitchen/breakfast/dining/great rooms.
Across street from playground. $234,900
285-1800
MAINA SAN P4BO
MIS# 406057 Experience resort lifestyle
in this spacious 2BR/2.5BA split plan. 3rd
floor condominium is 1,727 SF & features
views of the ICW & marina. $649,000
285-1800
SAWQRASS CC CONDO
MLS# 369082 3BR/2BA w/den & deck
overlooking golf course, update kitchen &
exterior renovated. $349,500 285-1800
ALENCIA- EXfRAOR~DINA
COURIARD HOME
MLS#'371492 Gorgeous Rutenberg
4BR/4.5BA, loft, bonus, separate guesthouse
& a courtyard pool & spa, on cul-de-sac
w/expansivelake-to-preserve views.Alovely
home in community wall the bells &
whistles! $1,200,000 285-1800
SEASPRWA- CONDO ON lHE OCEAN
MLS# 398446 Awesome fully furnished
1BR/1BA, w/covered parking. Short term
rentals allowed. $378,000 285-1800
NEFTUNE BEACH
MLS# 391099 3BR/2BA, tiled floors,
fireplace, vaulted ceilings, in-ground pool,
fenced yard, carport & more! $375,000
285-1800
ODOMS MLL- A PERFECT 101
MIS#3784484BR/4BA+ study, huge lanai
from great room. Elegant kitchen, granite,
crown molding, wainscoating & archways
add to this home on wooded comer cul-de-
sac lot w/side entry garage. $574,900
285-1800
RIVERFRONT LOT
MIS# 390561 Bulkheaded cul-de-sac in
gated Reed Island Estates. Approx. 150' on
deep water fronting the St. Johns River
w/easy ocean access. $795,000 285-1800
ONE &A HALF BLOCKS
TOIIIE BEACH
MIS# 357196 Luxury living in recently
2-story 3BR/2.5BA home w/approximately
2200 SF, gorgeous FR w/custom FPopens to
pool, spa, pergola & summer kitchen. Many
upgrades! $699,000 285-1800
OCEANFRON CONDO
SOUIl JAX BEACH
MIS# 363747 Like new,9th fir, SE comer
endunitinTheWatermalk, 3BR/3BA, 2300+
SF, oceanfront balcony & endless views!
Upgrades include granite counters, SS
appliances, extra-large storage unit &
pre-wired for sound system. $1,250,000
285-1800


VERYSPE4IAL HOMEIN
A'I4NIC BCH!
MLS# 402715 4BR/3BA, 2900 + SF,
walk to the beach. Gated community.
Must see truly a bargain! $578,700
241-2417
aREATOPPOkRT1U i
MLS# 306464 Zoned residential/
commercial use; property has
tremendous potential due to terrific
location. $590,000 241-2417
NE1WNEmNEf
MLS#368222Beautiful2BR/2BASan
Marco floor plan in Valencia. Walk to
beach, shopping and restaurants.
$363,900241-2417
WONDERFTJL TONWIEOMHE
MLS# 399945 2BR/2.5BA has 2
master suites, attached garage, glassed-
in Florida room and eat-in kitchen.
$209,000 241-2417
fWESTOWS DRE4AM
MLS# 391808 4-plex block
construction w/new roofin EastAtlantic
Bch! 2BR/1BA w/steady rent & good
cash flow. $339,000 241-2417
WEPLNE BE4CH CHARf4ER
MLS# 406359 3BR/2BA home on
private lot tons of living space!
Updated inside & out High ceilings, loft
& more. $295,900 241-2417
FANYASIC POOL HOME!
MLS# 399967 5BR/4.5BA, 3066 SF,
lovely pool to water views w/tons of
upgrades & located in a convenient &
highly desirable area. $549,900
241-2417
TWO REIWVYAED DUPLEXES
MLS# 301100 Top of the line
.appliances including washer & dryer.
High efficiency heat & air. Two
balconies, plantation blinds, fenced rear.
$625,000241-2417
WHE REMHDREWSBE
MLS# 400820 Stunning Intracoastal
views from this 3BR/3BA pool home!
Water access, gourmet kitchen, huge
closets! Enjoy sunsets from the Florida
room overlooking the marsh.All at the
beach! $779,000 241-2417
LOVELYMJX BE4CH HOME
MLS#382213 2BR/2BA + den (could
be 3rd BR), 1564 SF, new plumbing,
cooktop/wall oven, FP, beautiful trees
on a large lot. $275,000 241-2417
FIRST FOOR CONDOM
MLS# 378887 2BR/2BA, close to club
pool and amenities. Screened lanai,
detached garage. $154,900 241-2417
SPACIOUS WAIERFRONTHOME!
MLS# 369676 5BR/3.5BA. Heated
pool with spa & summer kitchen. 1st
fir master bdrm w/study. Family nn,
great rm, & gym plus floating dock &
16,000 lb boatlift. $899,999 241-2417


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OCEANFRONT CONDO AFFORDABLE
SOUTH JAX BEACH SAWGRASS HOME
This ninth floor, southeast corner end Here is a rare opportunity to own
unit in The WaterMark is like new! apool home in Sawgrass for under
[t features 3 BR, 3 BA, 2,300+ sf, an $300,000! This home is locatedjust
oceanfrontbalcony andendless views. steps from the Ponte Vedra Golf
and Country Club. It features 3
Upgrades include granite counters, n 2 BAntrya Clorida room 3
stainless appliances, an extra-large screened lanai and a fenced
storage unit & more. $1,250,000 backyard with a pool. $295,000.
Elizabeth Hudgins
Prudential Network Realty's
TOP SALES AGENT
'The Real Estate Professional who sells the best of the First Coast lifestyle"
(904) 285-8449 ext. 3028 Cell 553-2032
SPrudential
Network Ralty
Visit Elizabeth and all her properties on the internet at
www.beacheshomes.com or e-mail at elizhudgins@aol.com
Independently owned and operated 1
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Entertainers Dream !
WOW ereat ]; es' wei bar, imported
tile & granite. All New, new, new !
MLS 389251 5739,000

One of a kind!
Very peaclul & private home sits ion
a cul d Sac, -BR'3BA wi'h nl3n,
upgrades. ILS 380425 $645,000


REDUCED
I bik It ocear Bid your dream home
in sought aflei S Jai Bch. S belom
appraisal .jlue'
MLS 375488 $598,500

Spotless Home
Excellent 2 sionr home, split BR, \-
large master suite, many upgrades, a
must see! MLS 394346 $569.900


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Just sleps from the Ocean!
3BR 2 5BA wth open fir pin. frplc,
scm porch, balcony & dbl garage
MLS 403305 $475,000

Lo'ely Lakefront
Greal commumtl',, trj ceilings, Co-
n.n cntrrps. plantalnor shulner.. \lrg
srmd lanai. MLS 401678 5459,000



Check out the 11ew!
Steps fronm O)icjn this 2BR 2BA + 2
car cowered p.irking and 2 car space
parking. MLS 374330 $360,000

Welcome to the Beach!
High ceilings, perfectly detailed, land-
scaped. no\e n ready! 3Br.2Ba
MLS 388588 $369.500


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Renovated!
Beautiful home' w~new floors,
kitchen, balhs. Isnai, roof. plumbg. A
perfect 101 MLS387548 $329.500

Move in condition!
Close wo beach, Mao}. shopping &
restaurants. 2'2 w.'screened'lanai
ILS 405115 5235,000

\ ages of Pablo
Menculously kept 3Br'2Ba, Lrg eat-in
kitchen, sunroom, large open 3ard &
more! MLS 388665 $217,900

Cozy Fireplace
Marshfront 4BR/2BA, Lrg fam rm w/
vaulted clings, Kitchen bar & eating
area. MLS 378953 $198,900


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Saturday 12-2
1911 Mary St. 32233 3/2.5 $144,900 End
unit townhm, space tile, no assoc feeAtl.
Blvd to nth. on Mayport Rd, If on Levy, rt
on Main, rt on Stewart, crr of Mary and
Stewart
Sherri Beno 651-1830
Saturday 1-4
12850 Chets Creek Drive 3/2 $299,900
JTB to Hodges nth, to If on Chets Creek,
to rt. on Chets Creek Dr.
San Mahalingam 327-3329
Sunday 12-3
12-3 220 Margaret 322664/2 $649,900
Bring all Reasonable offers North on 3rd
Street towards Atl. Bch. and rt on
Margaret
Margi Petitt 571-9821
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STUNNING Oceanfront, pool, gar., 2Br +
den,owner/agent 2/2 $935,000
Sherri Beno 651-1830
Gracious Hospitality, Key West style, huge
GR/Kit. 3/2.5 + loft $349,900
Rosemary Naughton 568-1523
Renov., 1 blk to bch, fpl., new ac, + pool
2/2 $250,000
Sherri Beno 651-1830
Remodeled Town Home 1/2 blk to Ocean 3/'
2.5 $549,900
Margi Petitt 571-9821
Selva Marina 1/2 acre lot w/ home 3/2.5
$799,000
Mi... MarglPetitt 5711 9821
Almost newq 2 blks toqch. Reduced 4/2.5
$799,000
Margi Petitt 571-9821
Half acre completely remodeled home
4/2.5 $899,000
Margi Petitt 571-9821
New constr. Twnhm, rf top terr. w/ocean vws
Rent 3500 mo. 4/4.5 $1,199,000
Margi Petitt 571-9821
Gated comm.. prvt bch access, Rent $3250
mo. 4/3.5 $1,269,000
Margi Petitt 571-9821
Steps to the beach, park and school! 3/2.5
$339,900 Kial 270-0210
Seth Kimball 270-0210


Diane Barr 234-9997
Great bch bungalow on corner lot 2/1
$235,000
Kevin Folsom 612-1191
Phenomenal reduction on spacious end
unit! 3/2 $204,000
Cara Ameer 635-7058
Vacant corner lot,1/2 bik to Ocean
$450,000
Margi Petitt 571-9821
Large corner lot, 2 story, Fpl & more!
3/2.5 $349,000
Audrey Roberts 962-1729
3 St. twnhm, steps to bch. updated thruout
Reduced 3/3.5 $599,000
Audrey Roberts 962-1729
1.5 blcks to bch.,Renovated bungalow,
2 car gar. 3/2 $599,900
Sherri Beno 651-1830
150x120 lot on cul-de-sac, water view, near
park $249,000
Lisa DiStefano 514-3167 Sherri Beno
651-1830
Cool Stucco, wd. flrs.,pvt yd,steps to bch.
3/3 + bonus $360,000
Rosemary Naughton 568-1523
Darling twnhome,2 biks to bch, ideal 2nd
home 2/2.5'$349,000
Rosemary Naughton 568-1523

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Spacious, cut de sac, fencea yd, mint
cond., exc. Loc. $259,900
Margi Petitt 571-9821
Great Idcation arid mobe'6ireadyM3/2
'$299,900 .. ;.
San Mahalingam 327-3329
Queens Hrbr Mediterranean hm w/pool on
marsh 5/6 $1,274,900
Amy Wilson 955-0700
Priced To Sell! Nice home Irg. Lot & cul-
de-sac 3/2 $199,900
Jan Fowler 294-4766
Pool Home, Reduced, Almost new, 4/4
$499,000
Margi Petitt 571-9821
Spacious and Family friendly! Ig lot, cul-
de-sac 3/2 $234,900
Sherri Beno 651-1830


Just listed! ToHta transformation in Sawgrass
Players Club 3/2 $419,000
Cara Ameer 635-7058
Summerhsel Golfview twnhme,end unit,
5-star amen.'s 2/2 $199,800
Donna Sandiford 386-5800
Villas at Marsh Landing wooded & golf vw's
+ gar 2/2 $198,800
Diane Barr 234-9997
Villas at Marsh Landing lowest price Grnd
fl,scrnd lanai 1/1 $124,900
Donna Sandiford 386-5800
Villas at Marsh Landing Best Bch Value,
gar,wd vw. Scrnd lanai 3/2 $209,900
Diane Barr 234-9997
Reduced 50K below all others!
Summerhouse Est of AIA 3/2 $309,000
Kelly Hobbs 993-3803
Cool waterfront condo,gran./ss kit.,bch.
access 2/2 $309,900
Rosemary Naughton 568-1523
Ocean Front condo, walk to Sawgrass bch
club 1/2 $599,500
John Capriccioso 228-3143
Spacious 2-story condo, resort amen. &
more... 1/1 $179,000
Audrey Roberts 962-1729
Best Price in Sawgrass Northgatel 2/2
$435,000
Cindy Cox 881-8036
Reduced, Rent or lease w/option to buy...
'2/2.5 $269,000
Margi Petitt 571-9821
A Must See! w/many updates on huge, treed
lot! 3/2 $419,000
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Wonderful concrete bilk hm, established
neighd: 3/2 $249,900
Kelly Hobbs 993-3803
Spacious condo, great amenities &
location 3/2 $154,900
Cindy Cox 881-8036


New constr.,seller red hot & motivated 4/
2.5 $649,900
Margi Petitt 571-9821


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ARLINGTON / FT. CAROLINE
Brick home w/Pool & Spa huge lot-great loc.
3/2 $239,900
Amy Wilson 955-0700
Great starter or investment off Beach blvd.
3/1 $89,900
Kevin Folsom 612-1191
Comm. lot off Mayport Rd. vacant $89,000
Kevin Folsom 612-1191
Renovated brick home on large lot
w/fenced yd. 3/2 $179,900
Amy Wilson 955-0700
Ft. Caroline Lakes twnhme, end unit, no
assoc. fees! 3/2.5 $139,900
Sherri Beno 651-1830


2 yr. new condo, blk appl's,maple cab's &
move in ready! 2/2 $143,000
Cara Ameer 635-7058


Completely renovated duplex, 1 blk. To
bch. 4/4 Duplex $950,000
Kevin Folsom 612-1191
Total remodel, Bring all areas. offers! NR-4
Zon. 4/2 $649,900
Margi Petitt 571-9821
Oceanview! Restored Vintage, Sep)
guesthse. 3/2.5 $797,000
Rosemary Naughton 568-1523


Stonebridge Condo grnd. FI. on the lake 3/2
$149,800
Donna Sandiford 386-5800
Danforth beauty needs cosmetics! + 2450
sq.ft. 5/2.5 $286,900
Seth Kimball 270-0210
LOWEST PRICE IN MONTREAU! Irg grnd
fir, end unit, ss appl's 3/2 $174,900
Mike Evans 424-4650


Model quality on preserve lot,wd fl. & more!
4/2 $315,000 e
Cara Ameer 635-7058


Hammock Bch! Oceanfront Comm. ocean PPnni Hn k .TLCr Pm; disp .3/2 1


Iobnus $258,uuu views! 54 $972,000
Kelly Hobbs 993-3803 views! 5/4 $972,000
Cindy Cox 881-8036


IRenovated and Readyl 4 blks to bch. 2/1.5
$289,900
Owner/agent Kelly Hobbs 993-3803


Casual Tropical elegancel 1 min. to bch,


UUIPool HomenUI + rl tILL= araI aseO
$129,900
Seth Kimball 270-0210
Inviting,spacious, Lr/Dr, lakefront. Sellers
Motivated 3/2 $194,900
Rosemary Naughton 568-1523


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$129,900. 226-3968.
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.
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pool & sundeck. Find a new home & finish
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7pm, Villa Medici, 8539 Gate Parkway
West (Main building, 4th floor, #9418). For
more info contact: Jaqui Allen, Realtor,
885-3335. Keller Williams Realty
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1BR/1BA, near
beach, Rent to own, $175,000.
(904)246-6758.
PVB. SUMMERHOUSE, 2BR/2BA, 5-star,
newly renovated, new appliances, W/D,
fireplace, golf course view, Beach access.
$220,000, 343-8172.
OCEAN FRONT furnished 2/2, pool con-
sider lease purchase, 463-7343.


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ful lot Asking $3500 OBO. (904)229-7387. $500/mo. 904-891-0606.


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.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2BR, walk to ocean,
lower duplex. $950/mo. No pets or smok-
ers. 307-2841.
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.
NORTH JAX Beach, 1BR $615/mo., 2BR
$715/mo. 1 block to Ocean. Pool. No
.pets. (904)249-5368.
1511 4TH St. N.- 2BR/1BA apartment. In-
cludes washer/ dryer $800/mo. +sec.de-
posit. No Pets. 742-6940.
1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave. South,
2BR/1BA. $725/mo., 1BR/1BA $600,
(904)891-0606.
SOUTHSIDE, NEAR Hart Bridge, large
2BR, WDHU, island kitchen, $700/mo. in-
cludes water. No pets or smokers.
307-2841
FURNISHED 1BR guest house, beautiful
setting, pool, includes all utilities, full kitch-
en w/utensils, laundry room, cable w/all
movie channels, TV w/DVD. Available
now, $225/wk., 349-3434.
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.
VERY NICE 3BR 2BA house, Ig gar., new-
ly renovated. Convenient to Wonderwood
Expwy. 3217 Hampsted Ct. $1100/mo.
891-Q606.
ATLANTIC BEACH cottage, 1 block to
ocean, 1BR/2BA, all appliances included,
A/C. No pets. $1200/mo. with utility allow-


ATL BCH Condo, Courtyards @ Mayport.
2BR/2BA, loft, fireplace, WDHU.. $900/mo.
+dep. 610-6369.
ATLANTIC BEACH Townhouse.
2BR/1.5BA. Freshly painted, ceramic tile
downstairs, WDHU, CH&A. $785/mo+
$650/dep. 718 Cavalla Rd. Call 655-1534.

S. JAX BCH
2 BR APTS
CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA, 4 blocks to ocean,
end unit, no pets. $825/mo +first & securi-
Sty. 1302 4th St. So., 993-8883.
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
em well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
247-1417.
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
JAX BCH near ocean 2BR apt., lease,
references, $795/mo, 222 4th Ave. So.,
221-4134,703-5518.
ATLANTIC BEACH
207 15th St., 1BR/1BA, with garage,
$700/mo. +dep, ref. required 246-6194.
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.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/2.5BA, garage,
WDHU, five blocks to Town Center &
beach, $1250/mo., (904)742-6423.


ance +$600/dep. Avail. 1/1/08. 241-5002 1ST STREET NEPTUNE BEACH
or 241-8228 after 6pm. 2BR/2.5BA Townhome W/D, dishwasher,
JAX BEACH, d s oe bk fireplace, barber carpet, 18" ceramic tile,
JAX BEACH, 2/1, downstairs, one block private balcony, private patio, $1300/mo.
ocean, WDHU, new carpet. Military/ se- pvaeilable ov. 1st pa3-8462, Harrigan
nior discount. $895/mo +$300 'de8osit. N-vrnnpme- Realtor. "
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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.


SAWGRASS CC, Nbrthgate, 2BW2BA,
2100sf., 2 car garage. Fireplace. Water to
golf view. $1800/mo. Call Susan
(904)514-7150.


JAX BEACH, 2.5 blocks to ocean, large NEPTUNE BEACH, three blocks to beach,
2BR/1BA, CH&A, W/D, deck. $1220/mo., 2BR/1BA, very nice, dishwasher, balcony,
655-5367, 803-3099. garage, WDHU, enclosed yard, $1095/mo.
616-2429.


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.
BEACH HAVEN, 3501 Claridge Rd.
2BR/1BA, new carpet, WDHU, large back
yard, $800/mo. 223-5149.
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.
JAX BEACH 1BR/1BA washer/, dryer,
1217 4th Street North, $725/mo +utilities,
904-318-2121.
3BR/ 2.5BA townhouse, 1/2 block from
ocean. Atl Bch. Gar., $1575/mo. Call Rich
476-8521.
NEP BCH, EAST OF 3RDI 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.
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.
N. JAX BCH, 308 #5, 4th Ave. N. Small,
cute 1BR 1BA, great location. Water incl.,
laundry avail., $625/mo. 434-4499.
JAX BEACHFRONT 2BR condo, no lease,
pet negotiable, $1295/mo. avail Immed.
673-1550.
ATLANTIC BEACH small ocean front 1BR
garage apartment, Available 12/1.
354-4491.
JARDIN DE MER- 3BR/2BA condo in Jax
Bchl Garage, washer/ dryer included
$1100/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.


BEACHES
1.5 blocks to ocean, studio, 1 & 2BR apts.
Pool & laundry room, $590/mo. & up.
241-2781 or 237-0552.
428 3RD Ave. S. 2BR/ 1BA, CH/A, fenced
yard, $775/mo. 891-0606.

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.



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lease, No pets, W/D, $1000/mo, $1000
deposit. 918A 1st Street (between Bay &
Pine). Call 591-1218 or 246-8970.
NEPTUNE BCH, 2BR/1.5BA, fenced in
back yard, CH&A, utility room, dishwash-
er, 1-888-259-0783.
JAX BCH, Villas Marsh Landing, 2/2, up-
per flat, garage,. $1050/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1332 Main St.,
2BR/1.5BA duplex, $750/mo., 891-0606.
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.
2BR/1BA APARTMENT in JB. Convenient
location, 9 blocks to beach. W/D included.
$800/mo. (904)246-6592.
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
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.
OCEANFRONT
Amazing view. Huge 2/2condo tile.
$1500/mo. Move-in now. (904)536-8333.


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+ 2BR/2BA, Mayport Landing $725-
$825/mo. Close to base. Move-in
Special $200 off 1" Mo rent
:4 2BR/IBA, H, 250 Jasmine St., big
private lot, new carpet, freshly
painted, W/D. $925/mo.
Move-in Special $200 off 1l Mo rent.
* 3BR/2BA,Mayport. $800/mo.
+ 2BR/IBA, Quad Ct. $650/mo.
* 2BR/IBA, Quad Ct. New carpet.
$625/mo. $99 off 1st month rent
Neptune Beach
* 2/1 Apt. Oceanviews, water
included $1000/mo.

Jax Bch
+ 2/1 End Unit Apt. walk to beach,
patio in back- $800/mo.
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1BR/1BA condo at The Palms at Marsh
Landing. Country Club amenities.
$850/mo. 616-6617.
SOUTH VILANO Beach, 2BR/2BA town-
house, private beach access, $950/mo.
Call Elizabeth, 415-5454. Realty Execu-
tives of Ponte Vedra, Inc.
JAX BEACH, walk to beach; newly reno-
vated; 2BR/1BA upstairs, 332 11th Ave.
No., $750/mo., 249-4091.
ATL-BCH, Courtyards, 2/2, ceramic tile,
WDHU, $825/mo. TDO Management.
246-1125.
COURTYARDS, 2BR/2BA, WDHU, tile,
large loft, pool. No pets. $895/mo. +dep.
853-6005.
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.
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.
PONTE VEDRA, 2BR/2BA condo, E of
A1AI $895/mo. All South Realty, 241-
4141.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2nd floor, beautiful
2BR, newly decorated, off street parking,
$1350/mo. (904)612-8868.
LARGE 1 bedroom. Excellent location. 2
blocks to ocean. Very clean. No, Pets.
$675/mo. 642-1214 and 241-1219.
ESPLANADE AT Town Center, 1/1, up-
per, garage parking, $950/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.
2BR/1BA APARTMENT, 7th Ave. S.,
2 blocks to ocean $1000/mo. 241-0600.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 1BR 'apartment,
CH&A, tile floors, WDHU, carport, 1.5
blocks to ocean, $825/mo., 246-3739.
ATLANTIC BEACH- Oceanside,
2BR/2BA condo w/club pool, just steps to
beach! $1100/mo. All South Realty,
241-4141.
WALK TO BEACH
2/1 townhouse, W/D included, CH&A, ce-
ramic tile, approx. 900sf. 405 14th Ave..
S., Unit C, Jax Bch. No pets. $825/mo,
$825/sec. dep. (904)343-9906.
NEPTUNE BCH, 227 Magnolia, 2/1, car-
pet/ tile, garage, $975/mo. TDO Manage-
ment. 246-1125.


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ATLANTIC BEACH, 3/2 w/pool, privacy
'ence. $1350/mo., 376 Seminole Rd., 613-
6199.
3BR/1BA, WDHU, CH&A, $1100/mo + se-
curity 441 10th Place South. 904-699-
3320.
PONTE VEDRA HOUSE SOLANO
CAY 3BR/2.5BA, fenced backyard, 2-
car garage, patio/ deck, 1700sf. Option to
buy, $1495/mo. (904)491-5058
PONTE VEDRA- 4BR/2.5BA home in con-
venient area Club pool, tennis & morel 2
car garage! $1400/mo. All South Realty,
241-4141.

JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA, CH&A, WDHU,
$875/mo. +deposit, 220-5797.
SOUTH JAX Beach. 3BR/1.5BA, 6 blocks
to ocean. $1300/mo. 710-5200.
NB- 3BR/2BA, office, newly renovated,
quiet neighborhood, walk to beach,
schools, shopping; immaculate 1900sf;
$1450/mo., 217 Driftwood, 241-9535.


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NEPTUNE BEACH, 4BR/2.5BA town-
home. WDHU, garage, backyard, com-
munity pool. $1300/mo. (904)571-5517,

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
showing now. Call 476-5071 for an appt.
PONTE VEDRA- charming 3/2 in Dolphin
Cove, garage, fenced yard & laundry.
Available 12/26, $1250/mo. 280-5142.
INTRACOASTAL WEST, 3BR/2BA w/ga-
ragel Community pool, tennis & morel
Convenient to schools, shopping & beach
$1200/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
NEAR MAYO, short or long term rental,
3/2, furnished or unfurnished, $1250+/mo.
Independent Brokers & Associates Inc.
247-4333 or 710-3111.
.SAN PABLO Rd. 3BR/2BA, near Mayo,
Alimacani School, Beaches, nice neigh-
borhood, $999/mo. 221-7398.


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ATLANTIC BCH- 3BR/2.5BA, Townhome,
Fenced backyard, frplc.. laundry rm,
screened porch. No pets, $900/mo.
1929 Main St., 565-2763.
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 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.


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.
PONTE VEDRA Summerhouse. New
2BR/2BA. 5 star amenities. Great location!
Bottom floor unit. $890/mo. +deposit. 838-
9400.
LUXURY CONDO directly on Intracoastal
in MiraVista w/garage, 3BR/3BA, 2050sf,
$1950/mo. Boat slip available. Call Jay
343-1897.


ATTENTION RENTERS

We have OCEANFRONT Properties
as well As Homes

from Queen's Harbour to Wolf Creek.

PHOTOS Visible at our Web Site:

4beachesRealty.com


904/249-3077


WINDOR PARK GOLF PARK HOME
3BR/2BA, 1573sf, 2 car garage, upgrades,
no pets, no smoking, $1400/mo + utilities,
318-2121.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3BR/2BA, on cul-de-
sac, fenced yard, 2 car garage, $1450/mo.
Available 12/1. 249-9387.
SELVA MARINA in ATLANTIC BEACH
4/2 home w/2 car garage. 2274sf. Pets
OK on approval. Call Joy 881-7775
PONTE VEDRA- nice, clean, 3BR/2BA,
garage, very private, maintenance free,
pets ok, $1200/mo. 241-4750.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 395 Bouy Lane; new-
ly remodeled; 3BR/2BA, 2 car garage,
fenced back yard. $1400/mo., 710-7665.
JAX BEACH, 2/2, sun room, office,
1600sqft., one block to beach, $1400/mo.,
315-6558.
ATLANTIC BCH ocean front furnished
house 4BR/4BA. Winter rental. 354-4491.
PVB/ LAtrium. 2806 St. Marc Court.
3BR/2BA, 2 car garage, spacious, lawn
maintenance included. Community pool/
tennis. 993-3658.
L'ATRIUM-PVB; 3/2, 2car garage, large
enclosed deck, new kitchen. Furnished/
unfurnished, flexible lease terms.
$1350/mo. Call 285-4772 after 6pm.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 4/2, 4 blocks to
beach, close to Jarboe Park. No pets.
$1650/mo. 662-6522.
NEPTUNE BCH. 3BR/2BA, Ig screen
porch, WDHU, Ig yard, on cul-de-sac, walk
to beach and schools. $1400/mo. +dep.
241-0476.


2/1 PVB CONDO w/garage. Upgrades,
balcony, pool, hot tub, walk to TPC
course, restaurants, stores; $1085/mo.
424-7396.
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.
FREE RENT! PVB, THE COLONY. Walk/
bike to beach, 2BR/2BA, corner unit, 2nd
floor, high ceilings, W/D, fireplace, ga-
rage. $1075/mo. MOTIVATEDI Janet
(904)635-6375.
OCEAN VIEW, brand new, 3/2, upgrad-
ded; consider lease option, ocean view
from most rooms. Owner/ Agent, 463-
7343.
PVB BELLEZA, 2/2, granite, vaulted, new
tile, carpet. Five star amenities. $1000/mo.
(407)399-3413.
PONTE VEDRA, 2BR/2.5BA condo, FP,
new carpet, W/D, pool, etc. 1092 Sea-
hawk Dr. N. $900/mo. incl. water & sewer,
lyr lease. No pets, 221-6037.
PVB, 2BR/2BA, beautifully decorated with
wood floors and tile. $1100/mo. 868-6886.
OCEAN VIEW, JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA,
vaulted ceiling, beautiful tile. Bright, open
floor plan. No dogs. $1600/mo. (discounts
avail.). Roommates considered. (404)325-
0820, (404)784-6601.


JAX BEACH, 3BR/1BA, clean, just rpno- PVB TOWNHOUSE- East of AIA,
vated, good neighborhood,1100/mo. 2BR/1.5BA remodeled, end unit, walk to
+$800 deposit, 242-0544. beach, schools, shops & restaurants,
$900/mo 285-2196 or 607-7886.
4-BLOCKS TO Ocean. 1BR/1BA, all tile.
$699/mo.+. deposit. 405 Lower 8th Ave. JAX BEACH, 2BR/2BA, w/garage, fire-
South. 534-2120. place, pool, fitness, new carpet, great
St...________.__. location.. $1050/mo., (904)246-8397.


PONTE VEDRA, TPC Sawgrass, Bermu-
da Court, 2BR/2BA. Completely renovat-
ed, $1275/mo., 655-5990..
JAX BCH, 3/1, 2.5 car gar., fenced yard,
$1400/mo. 836 9th Ave. N. 318-0044.
NEPTUNE BCH 116 Lora St., large
3BR/2BA, 1/2 block to ocean. Deck, no
dogs $1950/mo. 463-0222 or 465-2653.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1861 Beachside
Court, $1800/mo. 651-9081 or 249-2268.
PONTE VEDRA Beach house, 3/2.5,
fenced yard, pool, garage. Great Deal (1st
$1250) 285-2952.
JAX BEACH, 2200sf., 4/2.5 w/2 car gar.
Avail mid-late December. Off 9th and The-
odore. Pets OK on approval. Call Joy
881-7775
PONTE VEDRA: 4BR/4BA, w/office, ,2 car
garage, 3400sf,, gated community.
2800/mo. 710-1076.
INDIAN SPRINGS, 3BR/2BA, remodeled,
cul-de-sac. $1225/mo. Call 343-6930.

3BR/ 2BA, 2 car gar. 119 37th Ave. S.,
Jax Bch. $1900/mo. (904)536-8268
HALF MILE FROM BEACH
916 Hibiscus St. A.B. Fenced corner lot,
3BR/2BA, newly renovated; $1095/mo.
247-1049.
"-NEPTUNE WBY the-Sea, beautiful 3/2,. re-
cently remodeled;: tile. floors, jacu2zi tub,
large fenced yard, lawn service. No pets,
$1750/mo., 249-2921.
3BR/2BA, $1250/MO great community on
San Pablo.Rd. Pets ok. 422-3908.
PONTE VEDRA/ Palm Valley, beautiful,
large, private, 4BR/3BA, plus bonus room,
2-car garage, iv/many amenities.
$1600/mo. 860-1690-.
FIRST MONTH FREEIl Brand new
:3BR/2.5BA townhome in Jax Bch.
$1550/mo. +dep. Call (904)514-2883.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/1BA, CH&A,
painted, carpeted, WDHU, fenced yard.
246-0576
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.
OAK HARBOR, large 4BR/2BA, eat-in
kitchen, fenced backyard, WDHU, new
paint. $1300/mo. (904)571-5517.



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.
VILLAS @ MARSH Landing, 2BR/2BA,
marsh view, porch, fireplace, fitness, gat-
ed. $995/mo.. No lease. 247-9727.
JARDIN DE Mer, 3BR/2BA, No pets. Ref-
erences required. $1300/mo. 710-3946.
OCEAN VIEW, New 2BR/2BA. Luxurious
condo on 1st Street. 1760sf., large
balcony. $2000/mo. (904)608-2262.
JARDIN DE MER, 3BR/2BA, garage.
$1295/mo. Avail. now. 770-429-9331.


THE PALMS Light, airy, 2nd floor,
2BR/2BA, marsh view screened lanai, fire-
place, cathedral ceilings, W/D, resort
amenities. $950/mo. Available immed.,
285-5592.


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N. JAX BEACH, East of 3rd; furnished 4-UNITS available 170sq.ft. each,
1BR/1BA. Pool & free laundry. Small pets $375-$400, includes DSL, electric, water,
OK. $1000/mo. 477-4640. (904)716-0862, (904)568-4211.


OCEANVIEW TOWNHOUSE, 3BR/3.5BA.
New Construction, Jacksonville Beach.
$2200/mo. Call 536-9741.
901 OCEAN BLVD, AB, 3BR/2BA,
ground floor. Fully furnished. $1300/mo.
+utilities. (904)247-1049.
EAST OF A1A, Ponte Vedra, 3BR/2.5BA,
1800sf., screened patio. $1350/mo. or
sale $239,900. 651-1096.
PONTE VEDRA Furnished 2BR/2BA con-
do, 2nd floor. Gated. $1100/mo.
273-1256.
OCEANFRONT, 1BR/1BA, Jax Beach
South, 811 So. 1st St., unfurnished, pool,
ground floor. Unit remodeled and beauti-
ful. No pets. 1 parking space, $1299/mo.,
$1299 security deposit. Please call
(904)463-1036.
UNFURNISHED CONDO, immaculate first
floor, 2/2 condo, appliances one year old;
screened lanai. Many arrijtie,
$1000/mo.-Call-285r47.72 after,6pm.

OCEANFRONT
Amazing view. Huge 2/2 condo tile.
$1500/mo. Move-in now. (904)536-8333.
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

ATL BEACH 2/2 with loft. Pets OK on ap-
proval. Community pool. Avail now.
$950/mo. Call Lara 248-0332.
THE PALMS, 1BR/1BA, near beach, W/D,
pool, fitness. $850/mo. (904)610-3608.

OCEANFRONT
ATLANTIC BEACH, Cloister Condo.
3BR/2BA. All amenities, all appliances,
incl. washer/ dryer. Avail. 1/1/08
219-2481.
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.
1BR/1BA, AVAILABLE 12/20. $850/mo.
water included. South Jax Beach.
(904)534-4559
N. JAX BEACH ,3/2 condo w/great ocean
views REDUCED $1500/mo. No dogs.
477-4640.
OCEANLINKS, APPROX 1000sf.,
1BR/1BA, ground floor w/water & golf
view. $1000/mo. MUST SEE! Call 635-
6375 for appt.


NICE CORNER office in .SAWGRASS
VILLAGE, utilities furnished Avail.,
12/1/07. $1300/mo.. 285-7299
NEPTUNE BEACH, on Third St., great
signage, 700sf., negotiable, 993-4011.
1300SF- 4 offices, conference room & re-
ception area, Beach Blvd. location. Jona-
than 866-6937.
._ -.&


RETAIL/ OFFICE space for lease. May-
port Road. (904) 514-1090.


FREE CATS and Kittens to approved
homes. Call 242-0224.
GREAT DOG free to good home.
Lab/Jack Russell Terrier mix (looks like
Lab puppy), black, 5yrs. old. Sweet, lov-
ing, good with other dogs. Good retriever.
All shots up-to-date. 472-73;3.


APPLE HEAD CHIHUAHUA, 6 weeks old;
female, tan, $350 OBO. (904)434-5015,
(904)247-5188.
JACK RUSSELL puppies, shots, hard
guard, $250, must see, 866-0721.
AKC TOY Poodle; black female, just
turned 1. Loves kids $275, 868-9881.
THE BEST GIFT: Miniature Schnauzer
Puppies ACA, & CKC registered; Dam is
AKC. Lovingly raised and ready Dec. 19th,
will hold until Christmas. $550. Call 759-
6375 or email jones7257@bellsouth.net
AKC BLACK Lab Puppies, 3 female
$550/ea, 4 males $450/ea. Ready for
Christmasl (904)502-4007.
ENGLISH BULLDOG Puppies. CKC regis-
tered. $2000 OBO.. (904)563-5654.


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




IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
e-mail: classified @ beachesleader.com




NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

Beach Body Towing Co., Inc.
12/19/2007, 9:00 am at 922 7th Ave S.
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-4208,
pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Flori-
da Statutes. Beach Body Towing Co., Inc.
reserves the right to accept or reject any
and/or all bids.
Cash only, day of sale. No titles, warran-
ties or guarantee of titles. "As is".
1B3ES56C14D638241 2004 CHRYSLER
1B7KE26Z9LS749142 1990 DODGE
1FABP3930FA140433 1985 FORD
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1HGCA6189KA029447 1989 HONDA
1 LNLM9742RY647654 1994 LINCOLN
1MECM50U3MG652902 1991 MERCURY
1NXAE04B3RZ224611 1994 TOYOTA
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2B4GH2530RR684750 1994 DODGE
2G1FP22K6T2136323 1996 CHEVY
2G1WF52E1Y9165421 2000 CHEVY
4T1VK13E1PU082123 1993 TOYOTA
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WBABJ632XRJD30256 1994 BMW
YV1LS534XW2417751 1998 VOLVO
BL 12/7/07


EXPERIENCED SANDBLASTER/ Powder
Coater needed. Call (904)247-8733.

NOTICE TO READERS
HELP WANTED classifications in this
newspaper are intended to announce gen-
uine current.job openings. No fees may be
charged to the prospective employee. Ads
for self-employment or business opportu-
nities appear under the Business Opportu-
nities category. Ads which may require
payment of fees for employment informa-
tion, guidance or training may appear un-
der Job Service. Should any Help Wanted
advertiser ask for a fee or if the advertiser
is offering a product or service rather than
a job opening, please notify The Beaches
Leader, 249-9033.
DOG WALKER needed afterschool (ap-
prox. 3pm.). Ponte Vedra, off Marlin Rd.,
$15/wk. 280-3703.
COUNTER HELP, afternoons & Saturdays
Ponte Vedra area. Call 285-5644.
LPN'S
Needed for Home Health and Hospice
Shifts: startingat; $.W1S/hi'.Aiply with INrth
Florida Health" Se-rces at
-www.NFHSonline.com or call u' at
(904)241-1656.
LOOKING FOR Part-time promotion in
sales with a premiere health and wellness
company. Generous compensation plan.
Call Kelly 534-2937 for more info.
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.


POLICE PATROL OFFICER
City of Atlantic Beach. Must have current
law enforcement certification acceptable
to the State of FL and be eligible to com-
plete Florida training and certification with-
in 6 months of hire. $16.75/hr.; $670/wk.;
$34,840/yr. benefitst. Applications must
be received by 12/19/07 for testing on
01/05/08. More info. and application pack-
et can be obtained at www.coab.us. Sub
mit application to 800 Seminole Rd:, At-
lantic Beach. FL 32233, (904)247-5820.
No smokers/ tobacco users. Drug testing
conducted. EOE.
ADMIN. ASST. with good computer expe-
rience, people skills, and multi tasking
ability. Great pay, benefits. EOE. Fax re-
sume, 339-0263.

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

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; e-mail to: jobs@fleetlanding.com
EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.
UPHOLSTERER/ UPHOLSTERY seam-
stress, must have experience on a con-
sew walking machine. Call 247-0150.
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.
ALIGNMENT & BRAKE Tech, M-F. Call
Bob, 241-5311.

HOUSEKEEPER
needed in the Health Center at a premier
retirement community. Full-Time, flexible
hours, with great benefits and work envi-
ronment Experience preferred.. Applica-
tions available at Fleet Landing Security
Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic
Beach, FL 32233; Fax to 904-246-9447;
email to jobs@fleetlanding.com. EOE/
Drug-free Workplace.


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JAX BCH, 708 14th Ave. S., 3BR/ 2BA, PALMS AT Marsh Landing- 1st floor,
garage, fenced, refrig., stove, oven. 2BR/2BA, hardwood floors, granite, marsh
$1500/mo. (904)536-4774. view, $1050/mo. 904-613-7605.


'100 SEAGATE AVENUE

NEPTUNE BEACH

(904) 249-5611


E VEDRA BEACH CONDO RE
BEST VALUE AT THE BEACH
Gated Communit
1 Month FREE Beachside Units Only
Call 543-8463 for Details
Desirable 1" Floor Unit Lake View ...:
Fireplace, Washer/Dryer. $1,000 7:
2/1 1/2 TH-Golf Course View 1" Floor
entry/Balcony-W/D $1,200
2/2 Beachside Bungalow
Screened Lanai. Upgrades $1.200
2/2 Beachside TH. Private Entrance
Downstairs Master, Screened Lanai $1.300
IMMEDIATE AlAILABILITY


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


OCEANFRONT RENTAL
4BR/4BA, weekly, monthly, yearly. Call
(904)249-8269.
OCEANFRONT- FURNISHED & unfur-
nished homes & condos! From $700 per
week! All South Realty, 241-4141.
S.JAX Beach on 3rd St., recent area & 2
offices w/700+sf. $900/mo. All South Re-
alty, 241-4141.
S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean-
front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267.
www.rentjacksonvillebeach.com
BEAUTIFUL 3/2 house, walk to ocean.
Available for Christmas & beyond.
993-3226.


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.
NEPTUNE BCH, private entrance,
2BR/1BA, kitchenette, living area w/ fire-
place, $750/mo, Call 904-699-7757.
ROOMMATE FOR 3BR/2BA, Jax Beach.
$575/mo +deposit, includes utilities
(904)249-1890.


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



JAX BEACH office space for rent.
1000+sf- 4000sf. IMMEDIATE OCCUPA-
NY. Call 904-608-6426.
1000SQ FT., $1500/mo. +$131 associa-
tion fee, + electric & water, (904)716-
0862, (904)568-4211.

OFFICE SUITE w/2 offices, 500sf, kitch-
enette, bathroom. Atlantic Beach, 3 Blocks
to Ocean. $900/mo. +utilities. 246-5708.


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


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.
A PRODUCTION EMPLOYEE A
Needed P/T only, days only, wl a can do
attitude. Light manufacturing & assembly
work exp. a must. Knowledge & use of
small machinery & hand tools required.
Looking for -someone who can follow
"instructions.' Start at $7.50/hr. Call 249-
3545 between 9am-3pm only, Mon- Fri.
Dwyer Precision.
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.
PART-TIME, WEEKEND Receptionist for
Ponte Vedra Real Estate Office, good
phone & computer skills, Hours are Sat.,
9a-5p & Sun.; 11a-5p. Call 280-1115.
CUSTOMER CONTACT Rep, 12-16 hours
weekly. Late afternoons. Good phone &
computer skills. Fax resume: (904)220-
4111 or e-mail: Mgeorge@allstate.com.
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 phone calls please.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT needed
for beaches Employee Benefits firm. The
ideal candidate will support several Ac-
count.Managers with a wide variety of HR
administrative activities. Must have strong
organizational, clerical and Microsoft Of-
fice knowledge including Word, Excel and
Outlook. Preferred hours are M-F 9:00-
3:00. Please email your resume to
nikit@montoyabrower.com


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Classified 4


The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader


December 7, 2007


IMKM8


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 an 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 email dbl@olsspvb.org.

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.
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.
*BEACH DRIVERS*
Taxi Drivers needed to work Beach and
Intercoastal areas, at least 23 yrs. old,
good driving record. Call 249-0360.
F/T ADMINISTRATIVE Asst./ Reception-
ist. PVB Insurance Broker seeks organ-
ized individual with the ability to perform
tasks with speed and accuracy. Work
without constant supervision and adjust to
fluctuating workloads. Proficiency with Mi-
crosoft Office and strong problem solving
skills are a must. Previous office experi-
ence.a plus and 2 year degree preferred.
Fax resume to 904-285-3363.


SERVE MEALS, clean house & ch
30-35hrs per week. $500 per wee
to: PO Box 330151, Atlantic i
32233. '


chauffeur.
k. Reply
Bch, FL


"-WELLNESS DIRECTOR ..
Fleet Landing, an upscale retirement com-
munity in Atlantic Beach, FL is seeking a
creative, holistic, vision-centered wellness
professional to lead the design, implemen-
tation and management of a multi-dimen-
sional wellness program targeted to older
adults. Candidates should possess a de-
gree in Health Administration, Wellness or
Exercise Science with at'least 5 years of
experience. Competitive salary and bene-
fits. Please email- resume 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.
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.
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.


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.
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.
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.
FULL-TIME HAIR Stylist w/clientele, high
commission. Call 249-3011.
PRESCHOOL TEACHERS, infant & three
year olds, CDA preferred. Benefits, church
preschool, 249-1204.
TEACHER WANTED to work with learning
disabled children in a small private school.
Must be willing to work in a fun and flexi-
ble environment. Certification preferred.
E-mail resume to
lisarunsfast@hotmail.com


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 Drivers License & satisfac-
tory driving record. Applications accepted
until 12/19/07 and may be obtained at 800
Seminole...Rd., Atlantic Beach, FL
(904)247-5820 or www.coab.us. No smok-
-ers/ tobacco users. Drug testing conduct-
ed. EOE.
LIQUOR STORE Clerk, Bartender, Door
Person, Must be able t6 work days,
nights, weekends, and holidays. Must
pass drug test and background check.
Call Robert @ 465-'QT49' .---....



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email: classified @ beachesleader.com


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



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


BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help '. .--
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits NEEDED- BEFORE school care, for sin-
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd. gle child, 6am-7am. Call 543-8361


TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.
DRIVERS- TOP Pay & excellent 'home-
timel We train Car Haulers! Superior ben-
efits package! CDL-A w/2 years OTRex~
perience. (800)889-8139.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Manager,
Leasing, Bookkeeping help wanted. (904)
514-1090.


HOUSEHOLD/ ESTATE manager, butler
personal assistant. 20 years hands on
management experience.ive in/ out. Jor,
90.1 635.-14:4 iCprr.Tliat.aT conm

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Garden Innr
Room Attendants

Guest Service Agent/Front Desk

Maintenance Helper
/T & P/T Positions Available
Excellent Starting Salary
Benefits include Health Ins., Paid Vacation,
Travel Discoufits & Flexible Schedules
Apply in person @ 45 PGA Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra



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Vacation Planning Agent Oiningroom Attendant*
Bartender ..Line Cook
Beverage Seerer Administrative Coord.
GOLF RESORT& SPA Barback Section Housekeeper

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We offer competitive wages, excellent benefits,
opportunities for advancement and
1 a caring management staff.
Please apply in person Tuesday- Friday. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. or by appt.
S 1000 PGA TOUR Boulevard; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 .
Website: www.sawgrassmarriott.com
Job Hotline: (904) 280-7070
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Join us for this seminar, walking you through the steps of sell-
ing your home on your own or through an agent. We will give
you professional ideas to help get you started.

Jennifer Fair Two Locations:
REALTOR' San Marco & the Beaches
San Marco/San Jose Tuesday, December 11th
(904) 207-8667 Cell 6.30pm-7:30pm
(904) 739-0717 Office
Jennifer.Fair@prudentlalNetworkRealty.com To reserve a spot,
w.JenniferFair.acor e. please call Jennifer F ir for San Marco
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this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com
CERTIFIED CNA/ HHC, available for full
time, unlimited home care. Brenda,
(904)910-4039.
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.


AT&T PARTNER phone system. 5 phones
installed for $899. 249-8877.
THREE SECTIONAL sofa, one section
has 2 recliners w/ hideaway t.a4jbl excel-
l6ht-bcoditiorr;-blorer-nyIon cotton mniateal"
$895. 249-0622.


RATTAN COUCH $600, queen rattan
headboard $75, rattan/ wood wall mirror.
$100, futon 'couch/ bed $100, unusual
wood/ rattan coffee table $400, portable
Ipod speaker set $100, books, misc kitch-
en & X-mas items. Carol 904-372-4297.
2 GOOD Tickets and parking, for Jaguars
game on 12/9. Face value. 642-3364.


SPLINTERS N MORE, INC.
Locally owned & operated, hand crafted
furniture' and accessories. Personalized
pet products.
www.splintersnmore.com.
QUALITY QUEENSIZE Sealy mattress/
boxspring in spotless condition. $125. Can
deliver. 246-1832.
WASHER, DRYER, full size, Frigidaire
Crown, $295 both; kitchen dinette table,
chairs w/casters, $275; ceiling fan, $50.
(904)285-4435.
COMMERCIAL KITCHEN equipment
(stainless): refrigerators, steam table, slic-
er, mixers, sinks, prep tables; architectural
and ornamental iron. Too much to list.
Brook, 610-2888.
HEIRLOOM, ONE of a kind furniture and
mantels made out of reclaimed, recycled
barn beams from the Midwest. 386-6010.
GREAT LOOKING Longboard, 9'6" cus-
tom, Star Surfboard, used only twice.
$350. 333-4641
OFFICE FURNITURE: 6pc. modular desk,
credenza, artwork, 2 large metal storage
racks, 4 drawer file cabinet. 249r3868.
CHRISTMAS ITEMS, Baby furniture,
clothes & toys, New GE Stove-top. San
Pablo, Open Friday, Saturday. 710-3111
(cell).
WASHER & Dryer (2004). $400. Call
612?3905O
7 ERSOI -O! Tur. ?er, q).goo c.onli.:,r,
6001 Call 247-9.26'
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.


IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @ beachesleader.com
WE BUY Scrap Gold for Casji! Estate and
old jewelry, Rolexes. 241-1889.
I BUY BUSINESSES. No Restaurant
or Real Estate. Fast closings.
(904)402-5355.


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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.
LARGE YARD Sale. Many. household
items, furniture, girls & boys clothes, office
furniture. Sat., 8am-2pm: 1506 Sunset
Dive.
HUGE MOVING Salel Everything must
gol Sat., 7:30am until. 11 Democracy Ct.
MOVING SALE! Saturday, 8am-5pm.
1178 18th St. N..
MOVING- 46 QUAIL LANE
SATURDAY 8-2
Lots of kitchen copper, cast iron, knives,
bar glass, unusual stuff & more. Free junk
fbr Flea Marketers. -Directions: 3rd St to
16th South (right) Roberts (left) Seab-
reeze (right) Fairway (right)'Quail (left)

SATURDAY 9AM-2PM, 826 N. 13th Ave.,
Big Sale, crib, collectibles,
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, toys,, small furni-
ture. Saturday, 8am-2pm, 10'16 1st St
South.
FURNITURE (5 piece matching set), W/D,
acoustic guitar, Jax jazz posters, albums,
& misc., Sat., 9am-3pm; 801 2nd Ave. No.
THREE FAMILY, 115 34th Ave. So., Sat.,
8am-lpm. Furniture, glassware, lots for
everyone. Car trailer ramps. Rain or shine.


WASHERS & DRYER, excellent condition, FRI. & Sat., 8-2. Misc. household & com-
$150 & up Can deliver & guarantee, puter items, junior &,kids clothes, Weider-
874-1747. .pro Home Gym, handcrafted gemstone
-- -. -- necklaces (Fri. only), 1910 Penman Rd.


FOUR WHEELER, '06 Honda Rencon
650, 18 month warranty, auto/ manual, 2/4
WD, 110 hours, excellent condition,
$6000; four wheeler, '06 Polaris Sports-
man 700, 2/4 WD, auto, excellent condi-
tion, 18 month warranty, 90 hours, $7500;
'07 car trailer/ flat bed, tandem axle, new,
$1300; '07 Jacobson sod cutter, 24inch
6hp, 8 hours new, $3000. (904)651-8151


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.


ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, accommo- A LITTLE of 'this, a little of that. Sat.,
dates 36" TV, $100 249-0622.am-2pm1015 2nd Street.
10am-2pm.'1015 2nd Street.


CARPET & upholstery cleaning machine,
"Rug Doctor", $199. Airless paint sprayer,
brand new, still in box, $199. (904)
708-0020.
TWIN BED w/mattress, portable bar, 75
gallon fish tank w/filter, table w/chairs,
couch. Call Mike 247-6793.
COMPUTER ARMOIRE, 6'Hx40"W $150.
Entertainment Center, 52'Hx63"W, holds
to 32" TV $75. 246-6113.
LEAVING FLORIDA, everything must go!
Household, furn., remodeling tools,
(904)229-9389.
LADIES NOSTALGIC purses: Betty Boop,
Marilyn, Elvis, Jane Russell, Audrey Hep-
burn. Nothing over $20. 249-3240 or
477-2936.


SATURDAY 8AM-NOON, 1849 Beachside
Court, Neighborhood garage sale.
MEGA GARAGE Salel. Selva Linkside,
Sat., 9am-5pm. 1660 Linkside Ct. No.
HUGE MOVING Sale.. Friday, Saturday.
2328 Oceanforest Dr. West 8am-4pm.
Antique Dressers; Full Home Office Suite;
New Sleeper Sofa; Scooters; Riding Lawn
Tractor and TONS MOREl Call 904-716-
2582.
SATURDAY 8-12, 1841 Ocean Grove Dr.
Baby items, carseats, highchair, living-
room furn., bikes.


17' CUSTOM Flats boat. 140hp Johnson,
fast; trolling motor, dual live wells and bat-
teries, aluminum float on trailer, $4000.
251-5946.
CHEAP STORAGE
Boats, RV's, Trailers.
Starting at $70/mo.. 2781 Mayport Rd.
Near Wonderwood. Call 993-2222.
1999 BAYLINER 1800, 120hp, fish finder,
lots of extras, $6500, 610-7768.


DO WE have your gift?
moorechevy.com.
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.
1992 DODGE 3rd row custom van runs
good, $1500 OBO 614-1001.
1989 DODGE Ram van, white; very good
condition, chrome rims, very good, tires,
$1400. Call Richie, (904)553-0342.


1996 CHEVY Monte Carlo Z34; brand
new condition, only 65K miles, one owner,
power' windows/ locks, cruise, Michelin
tires; ice cojd AC, $4700 offer, 887-9030.
1993 MAZDA Miata, 130K miles, red, 5
speed, $2250, 249-4489.
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.
1989 MAZDA 626LX, 4DR, 35,000 miles,
$1950 OBO, 233-4455.
FORD EXPEDITION 1998, Excellent con-
dition, all leather interior, power windows/
locks, 6 disc CD player, 3rd row seating,
very well maintained. Asking $7000. Call
992-6476, 864-4490.
DO WE have your gift?
moorechevy.coni ,
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
1990 red, sharp and sporty Chevy Cava-
lier, 107,000 miles, perfect inside and out,
sunroof, 5spd. .$4000. 249-8819.
1987 BMW convertible, $1000 OBO; Scott
or Gus, 270-2693.


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FREEfr PANASONIC' h e6one office co-" ,-.,I Al ,' I-
tern. Sharp, floor model, multi-function
copier w/ collater. Both good cond. You' SATURDAY, 8AM? 95 E. Dolphin Blvd.
pick up. 635-1055. Lots of-baby & fishing stuff!


IKEA KITCHEN Island, $150. Small kitch-
en island w/drop leaf, $75. White double
dresser, $75. 707-5640.
XMAS TREES
Choose & cut live trees from 2000 shaped
Cedar & Leyland Cypress: 1-1.0 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.
GOWNS
Creative Designer, unique one of a kind,
small sizes, prices $275 $500 (70% off
retail).Call 247-1391.
KINGSIZE BED w/mattress and frame
$200.-Antique Queensize bed, w/mattress
and boxsprings $150. Full-size couch
$200. Dining Room table, seats 6, (pub
style) $375. Nintendo Wii, never opened.
$450. (904)814-8151, (904)651-3842.
OAKWORKS CLASSIC Clinician Station-
ary Spa Table Great for salon or home
use. $800. (617)852-6586.
LITTLE TIKES Outdoor Playyard, great
condition. New $350, will sell for $100.
Outdoor Playhouse. New $100 will sell for
$50. Together $125. 825-8974.


KAWAI PIANO, Cherry Console in excel-
lent condition, 15 years old. $2000 OBO.
904-543-8770.
BACH TRUMPET w/ case, very good con-
dition, $350. 'Elecric -guitars (two) Epi-
phone, Les Paul Edition, yellow sunburst
color, excellent condition, 6 string, w/ hard
case $400. Ibanez Gio, minor repair $25.
Acoustic guitar, Ibanez 6 sting, good con-
dition $50, Amp: "line six", 12" 30 watt
many different effects $70. 246-6564.


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


AUCTION, FRIDAY, 7PM, Oct. 5-19,
Nov. 2-16, Dec. 7-21.
www.AnjeAuctions.net AB2659, AU3713,
AU3714. 9800 Beach Blvd. 248-0926


MOVING SALE furniture and odds &
ends. Everything must go. Friday, Satur-
day, & Sunday' 9am-until, 12 Marlin Ave.
SATURDAY, 8-? Bar lights, furriiture, stuff
449 South Roscoe Bl'vd Ext.(By Bridge)


SATURDAY 8-1PM, 2244 Eagles Nest
Rd., Indian Springs Subd. off Atlantic.
SATURDAY, 12/8, 8am-2pm, 461 Cocka-
tiel Dr. Multi-family w/computer games,
electronics, toys and Christmas items. "No
early birds".



ESTATE SALEI Neptune Beach, Fri./ Sat
9am-5pm, Sun. 11am-2pm. 205 Spindrift
Lane, off Atlantic at Summer Sands. Fab-
ulous sale, house and garage full. Some
antiques, TV's, BR, LR, DR, kitchen, lots
of crystal, some sterling, clothes, leather
couch and loveseat, art, knick-knacks.
www.yesterdayschildinc.com
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 I
Follow the pink signs
NEPTUNE BEACH, 716 Davis Street. En-
tertainment Centers, Daybed, Queen BR
Set, Dinette & Hutch, Misc. Furn., Books,
Kitchenware & Misc. Dec.8th Saturday,
8am-1 pm.


HYDRA-SPORT VECTOR, 2400cc,,
225hp Yamaha w/s/s prop. GPS, Fishfind-
er, VHF,' CD/ Stereo,.loadedl Custom
Load-Master Trailer only 6 months old.
$46,900 904-476-7621
BOAT STORAGE in PV. Visit
www.MarinaClubPV.com


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partner
14 Eddies
16 that
masked
man?"
18 Tried to lose
19 Bryant &
Loos
20 Remain
longer than
22 Fertile spot
23 Numerical.
prefix
24 Head-to-toe
number:
abbr.
25 Oz. and Ib.
26 Early 10th-
century year
27 Being: Sp.
28 Gandhi, for
one
30 on; sports
31 Hew
'32 Philip the Tall
or Charles the
Fair
33 Buzzer
35 Eur. nation
36 Involuntary
spasm'
37 Indian
princes
38 Rowed
40 Alaskan
native
42 Spanish gold
43 Citrus fruit
45 Relating to a
33 Across
46 Despicable
48 Presidential
monogram
51 Garden
bloom
52 "Cheers" or
"Seinfeld"
54 Island of
exile
55 Extreme
degree
56 Measure of
loudness
57 Actor
Hickman,
who
played Dobie.
Gillis
58 Blood
channel
59 Never: Ger.
60 To the point
61 Home: abbr.
62 Scottish
snow
64 Years lived
65 Novelist


Rand
66 Australian
bird
67 Tight
68 Exchanges
70 Picnicker's
carryall:
abbr.
72 Dobbin's doc
73 Boo
74 Made a
whirring
sound
75 Intense beam
76 NY's zone, in
summer
77 (33 + 44 +
55) + 132
78 Less risky
79 Gourmet
81 Exclamations
83 Portugal's
location
85 Like a
reproductive
cell
86 Gaze fixedly
88 Noticed
89 _-Magnon
91 Traveler's
way: abbr.
92 Truck driver's
spot
95 Feminine title
96 Away from
the bow
97 Out of the-
way
99 Swelling: suff.
100 Word of
disgust


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102 Crawler
104 Be prone
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106 In that
matter
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110 Deteriorate
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112 French
loves
113 John Jacob

114 Cookware
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cake
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short
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6 Full deck
71MB
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refuse
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10 Plenty
11 Yipes of pain
12CJ
13 Musical.
instrument
14 Woman's
garment
15 Fast flier,
familiarly
16GABA
17 Pacific Island
group


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30 Pronoun
31 Prelude or
Sonata
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Harris'
animals
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36 Can
37 "Laugh-in"
co-host
39 Proxy
41 Nickname for
Katherine
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44 Humiliated
45 Grant or
"Carter
47 Annual
awards
49 Contemptible
one: slang
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article
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54 Get away
from
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in making
payments
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one
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abbr.
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number
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place
75 Green item
78 Do a tailor's
job
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86 Sooty matter
87 Word with
wad
or rope
90 Refueling
ships
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pussycat,
where have
you _?"
96 Ram
98 Clamors
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Free Estimates on replacements. License
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CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING
with new anti-allergen fabric rinse,
223-0591.
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.
LAUNDRY & HOUSE cleaning, errands,
pet/ house sitting, $10/hr. (904)247-7849.
HOLIDAY CLEANING, experienced, relia-
ble & references. Call Marsha 246-8077.
ORGANIZING- CLEANING: Home, office,
closets. Also sewing, landscaping. Refer-
ences. 221-0801.
BEACHES CLEANING. Residential, Com-
mercial; Move-in/ Move-out and Construc-
tion Cleaning. Weekly, Bi-weekly or
Monthly services provided. Call for free
estimate. 718-5471.


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SNYDER & Baker Electric. Residential,
commercial. Free estimates. Lic.
EC13003709 (904)237-3824.


WOOD Fence Installation. 35yrs Experi-
ence. Mick Outdoor Enterprises.


BEACH BOYS seasoned firewood. Nice
split oak. Small truck $50. Pickup or Deliv-
ery. Penman Road next to Terry's Country
Store. Call 759-1612.
THE WINTER and holiday seasons are
upon usl Be prepared, order now and get
free delivery 334-3157.
BEACH BOYS Firewood. Pickup or Deliv-
ery. Ranger Special $75. Call 759-1612.
COACH GATOR
FIREWOOD, FREE delivery or pickup, call
813-8838 or 838-5995.
FIREWOOD
By stack or truckload or cordwood. 907
6th Ave. So., Jax Beach (for pickup),
285-6427 or 249-3478 (for delivery).


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email: classified@beachesleader.com
STUCK? FRUSTRATED? Call Rob. All
applications, house calls, training, repairs,
upgrades, websites, graphics Free phone.
tech. 904-249-3034 or email:
callrob@comcast.net.

Computer and Printer Repair Services,
virus protection, upgrades, LAPTOPS too.
Commercial & Residential Service
throughout Duval and St. Johns County.
Our shop, your home or business. Atlantic
Laser, 1521 Penman Rd., Jax Beach. Call
247-3234.


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email: classified @ beachesleader.com


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



HERMON'S MULTIPLE SERVICE


Specializil
Cleaning
612-1755


WINSOR LAWN Service, Inc. Competitive PAINTING
rates. Call Alan. 237-5301. PAINTING
re INTERIOR, Exlerior, Preparar;on, Applica-
S ED'S LAWNCARE tion. Home or Otfice Specially Painting
Dependable Quality Service. Reasonable available Quality work at reasonable
rates. 821-0737. prices. Free Estlmale Call 343-9057.


A NATIVE SUN LANDSCAPE
Total Lawn Maintenance. Clean-ups, Sod-
ding, Mulching, Re-planting. Free esti-
mates. 247-3344.
ENDLESS SUMMER Lawncare. Free esti-
mates. Professional customer service.
Mowing, edging, weeding, trimming- trees,
shrubs. Licensed & insured. Residential &
commercial. CALL US FIRSTI 270-2664.
LANDSCAPE CLEAN UPS
Clean out plant beds, cut back old growth,
palm tree trimming, mulching, planting,
lawn maintenance & pressure washing,
710-1030.
PERSCHEL BROTHERS
SERVICES, INC.
PROFESSIONAL LAWN service. We mow


JAMES WYNNE REPAIRS, INC.
Block & Brick Masonry. New construction,
additions, repairs. Licensed & Insured.
333-1388.


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


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.


RELIABLE INTERIOR/ exterior painting,
pressure washing, drywall, texture, wall
coverings. Licensed, insured, references.
25 years experience. (904)403-7389.
www.paintersyoucantrust.com
PAINTING, WALLPAPER Removal, All
types of repairs. 33yrs. exp. 229-9389.
BEACHES HOME SERVICES. Painting,
free estimates, work guaranteed, licensed.
610-7768.


ng in "Complete Flowerbed A PLUS QUALITY PAINTING, INC.
and Lawn care, 246-4238 Top-notch work guaranteed. 17yrs. experi-
ence. Painting, trim, carpentry, wood re-
pair, pressure washing. Licensed/ Insured.
Free estimates. 861-9500.


1Painting

Residential Commercial
Interior Exterior
-Pressure Washing
30 years experience
Quality workmanship &
materials
No Upfront Costs
904.838,7186
904.219.1276


Just Joe
Painting 15
& Wallpapering,
Pressure Washing
Quality craftsmanship by
Joe DiMauro
30 years experience
Licensed Insured References
www.justjoepainting.com
Now Accepting f0
(904) 372-4707 (904) 229-9542

WOLF PAINTING CO.
e3l We're the


Painting Pressure Washing
.. Residential E Commercial
,Ilnterior, Exterior
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SWa tarnrnfinn


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e-mail: classified@beachesleader.com


COASTAL BUILDING
CONTRACTORS
Room Additions/Remodeling
cbcjaxbeach@aol.com
(904)813-1200 CBC1253447
WOOD REPAIRS. Termite & Rotten
wood, siding, stucco, repairs. Licensed
General Contractor. 247-2274.

SNELIGAN 4
CONSTRUCTION

Specializing in Remodeling,
Additions, Decks, Repairs,
Vinyl Soffits, Gutters
Roof Repairs & Re-Roofing
for the home or office.
(904) 247-3777
Certified Builder Certified Roofer
Lie. CB-C059536 Lie. CCC1325888
Member of the Better Business Bureau


LA BUILDERS
of North Florida, Inc..
Design and Blueprints Available
Custom Homes
SRenovations
SRoom Additions
'Commercial Buildings
SCommercial Buildouts
Custom Interiors our Speciality
904-309-0646
General Contractor HVAC Contractor


DRYWALL REPAIR, Painting, Quarter
Round painted or stained, installed.
Shelves built-ins, wood, laminate & ce-
ramic tile repair, misc. small jobs. Li-
censed/ Insured. 246-0363.


KP HOME IMPROVEMENT INC
Painting, pressure washing, wood floors,
carpentry, tile work, drywall. 241-7023.
HANDYMAN- EXPERIENCED and very
dependable for quality repairs, service
calls, painting, improvements and miscel-
laneous jobs. DAVE. 246-6628.
ONE CALL HANDLES IT ALL
Specializing in kitchens, cabinets, bath-
rooms, tile, doors, windows, rotted wood,
termite damage, roof leaks, drywall,
decks, etc. Honest, top quality work-
LOWEST PRICES AT THE BEACH.
(904)710-3784.
QUALITY HOME REPAIR: Painting,
Wood Repair, Trim, Crown Moulding,
Pressure Washing, Flooring and more.
17yrs. experience. Licensed/ Insured.


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NELIGAN CONSTRUCTION
ROOFING DIVISION
ROOF REPAIRS & Re-Roofing. Trust a li-
censed professional. See our ad. under
Remodeling/Construction. State Certified
Roofer #CCC1325888. Member BBB
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*. *
COAST TO COAST ROOFING
5th year anniversary special. Will beat any
written estimate, next 7 days.
904-755-7403. CCC1326983.


WEBERS TREE SERVICE
246-9930
Quality work at reasonable rates. Stump
grinding. Since 1986,
YARD CLEAN-UPS. Clean out plant
beds, cut back old growth, mulching,
palm tree trimming, pressure washing.
710-1030


TILE, STONE & WOOD
INSTALLATION
Complete Bathroom Remodeling including
plumbing (shower pan replacement). Any
& All Floor Areas including backsplashes
& countertops. Licensed Insured w/25
years expenence & Free Estimates. Call
David (904)591-1691 10% off with this ad.
COASTLINE CUSTOM FLOORS, LLC.
Tile, Wood, Carpet & Vinyl Flooring. In-
stallation, Repairs. & Restretching. Free
estimates (904)233-9683.


QUALITY WORK. Install, Removal, &
Painting. Residential, Commercial.
25yrs. Experience. References+ FREE
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Your Horoscope


STriviaTime


by WALTER BRANCH
1. What Caribbean island was the setting for "
the 1973 film "The Harder They Come?"
2. What folk singer titled her 1968 autobiog-
raphy "Daybreak?"
3. What was the number of the Apollo mis-
sion that found pieces of Surveyor 3 on the
moon?
4. What comedian immortalized the line:
"Well, I'll be a dirty bird?"
5. What group was second only to the Beatles
in record sales in the '60s?
6. What TV family lived at 211 Pine Street,
Mayfield, U.S.A.?


7. What was the only crop that would grow in
Dogpatch?
8. What politician said: "I consider
Doonesbury one of my key political advisers?"
9. What cast member of "The Godfather"
appeared in the original Broadway production
of "Hair?"
1 10. What were the first names of The Blues
Brothers?
Trivia Time Answers
1. Jamaica; 2. Joan Baez; 3. 12; 4. George
Gobel; 5. The Supremes; 6. The Cleavers; 7.
Turnips; 8. Jerry Brown; 9. Diane Keaton; 10.
Jake 2and Elwood
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by CHARLES COOPER
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your mind is
wandering as the week begins. That's because
you have your sights set on the holiday. Do
your best to concentrate on work so you have
nothing to worry about at week's end.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An unex-
pected business development is in your favor.
While this is a hectic time of year, you man-
age to balance everything quite nicely. This
weekend, some much needed rest is in order.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A friend can
be a great source of advice concerning a per-
sonal matter. Be sure to tend to last-minute
holiday chores. You.dQn't..Wk nt to get caught
short when the big day arrives.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You're pulled
in different directions this week. Friends' hol-
iday plans conflict with those of your family.
Choose wisely.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) This isn't the
time to reveal your work plans to co-workers.
Keep these to yourself. Later, you're able to
enjoy a fun-filled holiday.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Anything of a financial nature is favored this
week. Despite having spent money on gifts,
you still have a solid footing. Home interests
are the highlight of the weekend.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) The
beginning of the week is the time to answer
phone calls, e-mails, and all related work cor-
respondence. Get these out of the way quick-


ly. Later, you spend an enjoyable holiday
with family members.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 211
Someone you're not really close to surprises
you with a holiday gift. Accept this gracious-
ly. While unprepared, you can reciprocate at
another time.
SAGITTARIUS INovember 22 to December
21) Any work you do of a creative nature is
favored this week. Children are unusually
cooperative, which is no surprise. At this
time of year, you know what they're up to!
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19)
Nothing of importance really happens at
work this week. Everyone is firm
entrenched in holiday mode. Enjoy this lull
WHie it'lists ........
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)
You reach a favorable agreement with a big-
wig this week. This really frames your holi-
day mood. Feel free to celebrate your good
fortune along with the holiday.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You're
focused on finances this week. That's fine,
but don't let it become an obsession. If you
do, you'll ruin the holiday for those around
you.
CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS: Bill Pullman,
December 17; Katie Holmes, December 18;
Cicely Tyson, December 19; Anita Baker,
December 20; Ray .Rmano, December 21;
Hector Elizondo, December 22; Susan Lucci,
December 23.
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Timely Tips


by KATE WORTH
FRESHEN UP Place cotton
balls that have been sprayed
with your favorite perfume in
your linen closet. Once they
are dry, place them in the cor-
ners and on the shelves or
even in your lingerie drawer.
You won't have to buy those
expensive odor eliminators if
you do this. Liz T.
MORE FRESHENERS Place
a fabric softener sheet in the
bottom of your laundry bas-
ket (remember to change-it
weekly)..This will keep the
basket from getting that stale
odor and will also keep the
room where you keep your
dirty clothes smelling fresh.
Betty J.
*


MONEY SAVVY If you
have a low recurring pay-
ment, such as a low credit
card payment or car insur-
ance, pay double one month
and then make the regular
payment as usual. The result
is that you will always be a
month ahead, giving you a
cushion in case the mail is
late or something unexpected
happens. Vera B.
ENERGY SAVER Don't
overstuff the fridge. Cold air
must be allowed to circulate
in the fridge to keep food
safe. Marilyn R.
HOSTING TIPS If you
intend to serve wine for your
holiday dinner, think about it
early. White wine should be


chilled for about two hours in
the refrigerator. Red wine
should be opened at least one
hour before it is needed so
that it can breathe. Irene L.
* *
EARLOBE PROTECTION -
Some of the earrings I wear
have caused my ear lobes to
break out, get itchy and turn
red. I find that by putting
clear nail polish on the backs
of th6se earrings, I am able to
still wear the earrings I really
like. After some use, I find I
need to reapply the polish. It
works greati.Lynn K.
Share your special Timely
Tip with our readers. Send it
to Kate via e-mail:
deckert@dbrmedia.com..
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S ou Don'tSay


Dentists.have recommend-
ed that a toothbrush be kept
at least six feet away from a
toilet to avoid airborne parti-
cles resulting from the flush.
American chocolate manu-
facturers use about 1.5 billion
pounds of. milk, surpassed
only by the cheese and ice
cream industries.
A father Emperor penguin
withstands the Antarctic cold
for 60 days or more to protect
his eggs, which he keeps.on
his feet, covered with a feath-
ered flap.
Legally in the United
States, dessert wine refers to


wines of 14 percent alcohol or
greater.
Sleepwalking is hereditary.
Padunkle is the little
known brother of Padiddle,
the game in which you call
out cars that have a broken
headlight. Padunkle is used
when referring to a broken
taillight.
San or santo is the Spanish
word for saint, as used in San
Francisco (honoring Saint
Francis) and San Diego (hon-
oring Saint Didacus).
The Reo Motor Car Co.
Ltd., was a United States-


based company which pro-
duced automobiles and trucks
from 1905 to 1975, Reo was
founded by Ransom E. Olds
in August, 1904 (the name of
the founder also lived on in
the Oldsmobile).
In Boise, Idaho's 1985 may-
oral election, Mr. Potatohead
received four write-in votes.
* *.
When high speed trains
pass each other, they must
slow down or they will break
their windows. The passing
trains produce a low-pressure
area between them that can
actually pull the glass out of
the frames.
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The annual pier dance draws all ages.


Pier Dance is an

annual tradition for

Baystreet, community


FROMSTAFF
The 10th Annual Pier Dance to ben-
efit B.E.A.M. will be held Dec. 11 at the
historic Casa Marina Hotel &
Restaurant, 691 1st St. N. Jacksonville
Beach.
Admission is at least one unwrapped
toy and non-perishable (like canned)
food item.
First seating is at 6 p.m. Dinner is
ordered from a special menu.
The band BayStreet will play around
7 p.m.and be joined by the school chil-
dren near the end of the first set. The


second seating will be at 8 p.m. Those
diners already there can stay.
BayStreet will play a second set of
dance tunes and dinner will be avail-
able during the second set, and the bar
will remain open.
Call 270-0025 for renovations.
The dance tradition began ten years
ago and the dance was held atop the
former oceanfront pier at 6th Avenue
South. It was relocated
indoors when the pier was demolished
and a new pier was built at 4th Avenue
North.


Free holiday party for all children


FROM STAFF
The 3rd Annual Beaches Holiday
Party for kids takes place Saturday
December 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at
the field outside of the Beaches Boys
& Girls Club at 820 Seagate Ave,
Neptune Beach.
This FUN and completely free
event includes 25 Beaches businesses
and organizations, including Winn
Dixie, Publix, Beaches Baptist Medical
Center, Fletcher High School, the
Exchange Club, and others who will
provide activities, music, crafts,


games and hot dogs, hot chocolate,
and more.
The Jacksonville Beach Police K-9
unit will be doing demonstrations,
there will be a DJ. playing Christmas
favorites and Santa will be arriving on
an antique firetruck. Free Santa pic-
tures will also be taken.
All children are invited and
encouraged to attend. All activities
are free for children and adults.
Limited transportation is available.
For more information contact
B.E.A.M. at 241-7437.


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HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS


Holly Ball
The black tie Holly Ball, major
fundraiser 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 reserva-
tions.

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.

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 sea-
wall, from the grounds of the fort, the
Bridge of Lions and from the eastern
shore of the bay. For information, 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 morning
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.


St. Augustine's City Hall, also the home of Lightner Museum, showcases the beauty of the city's 19th century architecture
when highlighted with displays for the Nights of Lights. The Oldest City is decorated for the holidays with thousands of
white lights.


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 commit-
ment form, call 940-4010 or go to
www.wgv.com.

Tree of Lights
The Baptist Medical Center Beaches
Auxiliary is holding its 17th annual
"Tree of Lights" starting Dec. 12. Each
$5 donation lights one light and signi-
fies a gift in memory or in honor of
loved ones. The money from this proj-
ect will be used for the remodeling of
the main lobby at Baptist Medical
Center Beaches. The tree lighting cere-


mony will be held at 12 p.m. Dec. 12.

The Christmas Story
"The Christmas Story" will be pre-
sented at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at Isle of Faith
United Methodist Church, 1821 San
Pablo Road, Jacksonville. Call 221-7000
for information.

8th Annual Sterling's Birthday
Party
Sterling Joyce Jr., maitre d' at the
Casa Marina Hotel, invites Beaches res-
idents to celebrate his birthday at a
party to benefit H.E.R.O.E.S. The party
will be held from 6-10 p.m. Dec. 12 at
the Casa Marina, 691 1st St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. Those attending
are asked to bring a gift of canned
goods or an unwrapped toy for a child
aged 4-14. There will be a BBQ dinner,
for which the cost is $15; silent auc-
tion, fashion show by J.Crew, mascots
from the Jacksonville Jam and an enter-
tainment lineup that includes, among
others, Teddy Washington. For infor-
mation or to learn more about
H.E.R.O.E.S., call its executive director,
Melinda Morgan Spires, at 904-241-
6035 or email


Melinda@forHEROES.org.

A Bethlehem Visit
"A Bethlehem Visit," Ponte Vedra
Presbyterian Church's recreation of the
town of Bethlehem at the time of Jesus'
birth, will be open from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Dec. 13-15. The church is located at
4510 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra.
Call the church office at 285-8225 for
parking and shuttle service for the
event.

Santa Open House/Fundraiser
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife
Sanctuary, 1860 Starratt Road,
Jacksonville, will hold its Santa Open
House/Fundraiser from 12-6 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.



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Holiday activities offered throughout the season
- HOLIDAYS, from 3


Teddy Bear Christmas
Breakfast with Santa and the Care
Bears from 8-10 a.m. Dec. 15, followed
by a free meet and greet until 1 p.m.
Breakfast is $9.99 per person. Call 249-
9784 for details.

Lessons and Carols Worship Service
Palms Presbyterian Church, 3410 3rd
St. S., Jacksonville Beach, will have
Lessons and Carols Worship Services at
11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 16. A con-
temporary version will be presented at
the 5:30 p.m. service.

Atlantic Beach Toy Drive
The Atlantic Beach Holiday Toy Drive
will be held through Dec. 20. A chil-
dren's party will be held from 10 a.m.-2
p.m. Dec. 22 at Donner Park to distribute
gifts. New toys can be dropped off at the
Atlantic Beach Fire Station, 800
Seminole Road. Call 247-5828 for infor-
mation.

12 Days of Christmas
The 12 Days of Christmas will be
observed from Dec. 20-31 at Adventure
Landing. Each day, Adventure Landing
will offer a daily special on attractions in
celebration of the holidays.

Santa Claus Parade
Santa Claus will parade through the
streets of Neptune Beach, starting at City
Hall, 116 First Street, at 9 a.m. Dec. 22. If
interested in having him come by a


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home, call Terry Klein at 270-2400,
extension 31.

Handcrafted Ornament Show
The eighth annual Handcrafted
Ornament Show will run through Dec.
24 at First Street Gallery, 216-B First
Street, Neptune Beach. For information,
call 241-6928 or visit www.firststreet-
galleryart.com.


Holiday Camp Programs
The Guana Tolomato Matanzas
National Estuarine Research Reserve will
offer several kids' and family activities
from Dec. 27 through Jan. 3. Admission
is $2 for adults, $1 for children 10 to 17,
and free for children under 10. Nature
hikes are $3 per vehicle. The center is
located at 505 Guana River Road, Ponte
Vedra Beach. Call 823-4500 for reserva-
tions or information.


Noon Year's Eve
Noon Year's Eve will be celebrated Dec.
31 at Adventure Landing. From 10 a.m.-
2 p.m., kids 12 and under can enjoy All-
U-Can-Play go-karts, miniature golf and
laser tag. At noon, in celebration of the
New Year, all youngsters can participate
in a balloon drop, and all balloons are
filled with prizes.


Reasons for the Season
Bethel Gallery at Ponte Vedra
Presbyterian Church's art exhibit, titled
"Reasons for the Season," runs through
Jan. 6. The church is located at 4510
Palm Valley Road in Jacksonville. Call
285-8225 for information.


Teddy Bear Thursdays
Teddy Bear Thursdays are held from 10
a.m.-l p.m. Thursday at theJacksonville
Beach Adventure Landing. Children get
to pick out an "animal skin" from the
Teddy Bear Factory, stuff it and name it.
The child's new animal friend also
receives a birth certificate. Kids also get
to participate in coloring activities and
ride the Wacky Worm family roller coast-
er. For every stuffed animal purchased
from Adventure Landing's Teddy Bear
Factory through Dec. 19, Adventure
Landing will donate a new stuffed ani-
mal to Toys for Tots.


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Business created to deliver Santa to your doorstep early

Another option to standing in line for Santa


by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
STAFFWRITER
When Santa stopped by for a
Christmas visit, Jamie Sausville and
her brothers were delighted as chil-
dren.
Now, she and other members of her
family have decided to offer Beaches
and West Beaches families the same
opportunity by providing a home
Santa service.
R & S East Coast Investments, a
Jacksonville-based company, will
arrange for Santa to come to a home
to read children a story and pose for
pictures, according to Sausville, one


of the owners of the service available
for a fee.
"We thought of how much we
loved it," she said.
Visits range from 15 to 30 minutes
and Santa will read "The Night Before
Christmas" unless otherwise speci-
fied, according to Sausville. Spanish
speaking Santas are also available.
Parents can have Santa pick up and
wrap a specified gift for a $10 service
fee or they can meet with him prior
to the visit with a gift ready for dis-
tribution, Sausville said.
All "Santas" have had a background
check and have some type of "drama"
experience.


"They are in character the entire
time," Sausville said. "He's pretty
animated."
She also said that Santa parks sever-
al houses away so no surprises are
spoiled.
This is the first year the family-
based company has offered the serv-
ice and plans are to continue next
year.
"We've had such a good response,"
said Sausville.
Santa is available by reservation
until Dec. 24 and is also available for
office parties. For information visit
www.atlanticbeachsanta.com


Santa Claus
parades in NB
Santa Claus will parade
through the streets of Neptune
Beach, starting at City Hall, 116
First Street on Dec. 22 at 9 a.m..
Residents interested in having
him come by their homes, may
contact Terry Klein at 270-2400
ext. 31.


Santa Sightings:
*Santa will be at Turner Ace Hardware, sponsored by the Jacksonville Beach Police Department,
784 Marsh Landing Parkway, Jacksonville Beach Dec. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sawgrass Village, Dec. 7 and 8, Santa and Mrs.Claus will visit with children.
Holiday Sing-A-Long, Bull Park in Atlantic Beach, Dec. 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Santa will join
in the festivities.
The Boys & Girls Club, 820 Seagate Ave., Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Santa will arrive on a
fire truck and be available for pictures. There will also be refreshments, holiday crafts and cookie
decorating. For more information contact B.E.A.M. at 241-7437.


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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 history will
be open daily from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (private lessons and field trips will be offered 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 avail-
able 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 holiday shopping list.
*Good tastes and smells: Fire pits for smores, hot chocolate, apple cider, home-
made 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 fol-
lowing days.
Tuesdays-Dec 11 and and Dec 18: Storytelling with Kaye Burns (St. Johns
County Public Library event)
Thursday-Dec. 13: Sholt Story Contest (St. Augustine Record event)
Wednesday-Dec 26: Kwaiza Celebration with Xhabbo (St. Johns County Public
Library event)
Thuisday-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.
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Holiday lights go up in a blink


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"National Lampoon's
Christmas Vacation."
Stringing lights on your
roof, home and trees can be
a daunting task. An Atlantic
Beach based company, Just
Johnson, is taking the has-
sle out of hanging holiday
lighting.
"The biggest problem peo-
ple run into is they've got to
make sure they have the
proper amount of wattage
on a breaker," said owner
Mike Johnson, an irrigation
contractor. "What we sug-
gest is to get a designated
outlet or two outlets on
their own breaker."
Just Johnson charges


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the cost is half the price to
install and take down the
lighting. He bids bushes, and


trees out individually
depending on the size but
said a palm tree could run
anywhere from $50 to $125
.to light.
"We wrap each bottom
branch and then come
through the top," he said.
"I actually took a class in


Texas to learn how to do it."
Johnson's primary busi-
ness is installing irrigation
systems. He started doing
lighting three years ago
when his wife, Sharon, saw
holiday lighting in one of
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Jacksonville Golf and Country Club, the Plantation and individual
homes throughout the Beaches and Ponte Vedra.
"I don't know if it's a trend or not. We have a lot of customers
who used to put the lights up themselves," Johnson said. "They
don't feel like climbing up on their roof anymore but they still
want the lights."
The Atlantic Beach business is not the only company offering to
string up the holiday lights.
According to Brandon Stephens, director of marketing for
Christmas Decor, Inc., home and business owners are now looking
at alternative options for their decorating so they can have the
winter wonderland look without all the fuss that comes along with
it.
"More and more people are "hiring out" getting holiday decorat-
ing professionals to help them with their decorating solutions. It's
easier, more efficient, makes sense, and it really is the best way to
go," Stephens said. "We have seen, hands-on, the huge demand in
the industry and how beneficial it has been to our customers."
According to Franchise News, the holiday lighting and decorat-
ing industry is bigger than ever and growing at a very fast pace.
Time-starved consumers spent over $200 million last year on dec-
orating services during the holidays and there has been over 800
percent growth in the past six years, a recent report said. Although
holiday decorating companies have been around for several years,
people are beginning to realize the huge benefits they provide,
Stephens added.
Christmas Decor focuses primarily on exterior decorating servic-
es offering customized lighting displays, garlands, wreaths and
bows. The business is part of a franchise system that has been dec-
orating homes and businesses since 1986, providing services annu-
ally to over 50,000 properties nationwide.
According to Stephens, professional, high quality lighting dis-
plays requires thought to design and installation.


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Nutcracker performance takes center stage at Fletcher High


FROM STAFF
The Beaches Nutcracker, under East
Coast Ballet artistic director Mindi
Mende, takes the Fletcher Auditorium
stage at 7 p.m. Dec. 15.
The top tier of tickets, at $30, has
been sold out. Still available are all
other levels: $25, $20, $17, $15 and
$10. Group discounts also are offered.
For information, call 241-1266.
Fletcher High School is at 700
Seagate Ave., Neptune Beach.
East Coast Ballet, established 10
years ago, is a non-profit organization.
It began as First Coast Ballet in a small
room off the sanctuary of Beaches
Chapel Church in Neptune Beach-
Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church
became a second location.
Five years ago, East Coast Ballet set-
tled in at 1401 Penman Road in
Jacksonville Beach, but is looking to
expand again. Mende said she envi-
sions a performing arts center, to
include theater, at the Beaches.
The buildup for Beaches Nutcracker
began with three East Coast Ballet
summer dance camp intensive. The
final of the three, Nutcracker
Intensive, included pointe and pre-
pointe levels over a five-day period.
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Decorating for

holidays
If you are like most families,
you probably have a few boxes
of favorite ornaments that you
unpack and proudly display
year after year.
As you hang every last Santa
and snowman, you also make
room for new ornaments.
According to a new survey by
Unity Marketing, approximately
80 percent of American house-
holds will deck their halls.
Most individuals will also be
adding a few new pieces to their
existing ornament and collec-
tions, just to keep up with
what's currently in style.
This year, that would be a
return to old world charm with
dynamic colors like sapphire,
ruby red and citrine embellished
with metallics. There will also be
an emphasis on patterns and
textures with glitter, beads and
etchings; and such icons as
birds, pine cones, winter foliage
and berries, says Susan
Atchison, trend manager for Jo-
Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.

Decor Ideas
Whether you are hosting a
large holiday party or a quiet
gathenng with close family and
friends, here are some quick and
easy decorating ideas that will
surely add a festive feel to your
home:
Spray garland with white and
silver glitter to give it a sugar-
coated vintage look and hang it
on your staircase rail or fireplace
mantle.
Repetition helps to highlight
your holiday theme. Use poin-
settias or hydrangea in your
tree, garlands, fill large glass hur-
ricanes or accent other center-
pieces, tuck around photo
frames, candles etc. Use your
favorite item, holly, flowers,
pinecones, ornaments the key
is to use these items throughout
your home.
Evoke the senses with the
smell of home baking and a wel-
coming feel bur candles with
scents like cinnamon, pumpkin
pie.
Decorate with beads. Wrap
the lower portion of pillar can-
dles with colorful strung beads
for a glitzy look or create beauti-
ful beaded ornaments to coordi-
nate with holiday colors.
Use your favonte fabric to
wrap around the base of your
tree instead of using a tradition-
al tree skirt.
Make colorful) festive, place-
cards for your holiday dinner
with sheets of festive scrapbook
paper.
Sew or wrap pillows in holi-
day fabrics to scatter on the sofa
and chairs for quick holiday
touches.


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along the Intracoastal
Waterway in Palm Valley Dec.
8 for the annual Palm Valley
Boat and Light Parade.
New this year is a "Sunday
Stroll," a flotilla along the
parade route the day after the
parade to give more spectators
a chance to view the decorated
docks.
The parade, which has pub-
lic viewing under the Palm
Valley bridge, at LuLu's
Waterfront Grille, 301 N.
Roscoe Blvd., and at Barbara
Jeans at 15 S. Roscoe, is billed
as "Palm Valley's Christmas
card to the world."
More than 30 boats of vari-
ous sizes, configurations and
decoration theme gather just
south of the Palm Valley bridge
and begin their slow trek
northward about 6:30 p.m.
Judges stationed at specified
locales along the Intracoastal
judge the boats' decorations,
and judges on the boats judge
the docks' decorations. There
are prizes for both boats and


docks, not the least of which
are bragging rights.
The holiday tradition began
in the early 1990s with six
boats and has blossomed into a
highly anticipated event with
up to 35 boats, which travel as
far north as Marsh Landing.
Many residents along the
Intracoastal use the Saturday
boat parade as the entertain-
ment highlight of holiday par-
ties.
Every boat entered in the
parade will get a. prize, and
special prizes will be given to
top winners in categories such
as best overall, best vessel over
30 feet, best vessel under 30
feet and best sailboat.'
This year, "Sunday Stroll"
invites boaters to retrace the
parade route, taking in the
lights of the decorated docks
and waterfront homes.
Participants are asked to
boat responsibly, without cre-
ating any wake.
Docks are to be lit up by 6
p.m., and boats are die to
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A local bakery offers family
fun nights throughout
December where participants
can build gingerbread houses.
Cinotti's Bakery in
Jacksonville Beach will host
its eighth annual family fun
nights where individuals or
groups can build a ginger-
bread house for $55.
The event is held every
Friday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 7
p.m. in December and reser-
vations are required, accord-
ing to Melissa Folette, one of
the owners.
"We provide everything.
All they need to bring is the
fun," she said.
Bakery staff will provide
participants with all supplies,
including unlimited white,'
red and green icing, a various
assortment of candy and a
large gingerbread house
which fits on a 14 inch board,
according to Folette.
Participants can have their
houses boxed and sprinkled
with snow if they desire to
take home without worrying
about cleanup, Folette said.
Folette recommended mak-
ing reservations as early as
possible since weekends book
up quickly, she said.
However, Cinotti's also pro-
vides take-home gingerbread
kits for $55 that include sup-
plies.
Larger groups can also
request private functions, but
a minimum of 10 houses is
required and the bakery shop
cannot be reserved for Fridays
and Saturdays, Folette said.
For reservations or more
information call 246-1728
Cinotti's is located at 1523
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The 2007 Gingerbread House Extravaganza
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headquarters, located at the Old St. Andrew's
Episcopal Church across the street from the
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena at 317
A. Phillip Randolph Blvd.
The event is a fundraiser for Rotary. The
Rotary Club of South Jacksonville sponsors
the event along with the Rotary Club of
Jacksonville-Oceanside, of Bartram Trail, of
Mandarin, and of North Jacksonville.
The event features gingerbread houses built
by area country club chefs, bakeries, archi-
tects and various organizations competing for
various skill-based awards. Over the years,
gingerbread structures have varied from tradi-
tional to contemporary, many built to resem-
ble local landmarks.
The attraction will also include Gingee the
Gingerbread Man who will pose for photos
with children, a vintage model railroad and a
holiday book fair conducted by the Historical
Society. In addition, the JHS will be hosting a
Victorian Christmas event next door at the
Merrill House Museum.
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Religious Programs

Advent, Christmas, and Chanukah Services and Events
*Please send information about upcoming events and service times
to religion@beachesleader.com or fax to 249-1501.

December 7
The Sisterhood of Beth El Synagogue will host a Community
Chanukah Dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for
children age 6 and older. RSVPs are required. The synagogue
address is 288 N. Roscoe Blvd. in Ponte Vedra; call 273-9100.


December 8
The children of First Baptist Church of Atlantic Beach will
present a musical program "Cookin' Up Christmas" at Fleet
Landing at 3 p.m. For information call the church office at 246-
4341.
A 50th Anniversary Fine Arts Event, Holiday for Jazz, will be at
7:30 p.m. in the Palms Presbyterian Church Sanctuary. Jazz
musicians and vocalists will present a holiday concert. Palms is at
3410 Third St. S. in Jacksonville Beach; call 246-6427 for infor-
mation.
Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus will be held at Isle of Faith
United Methodist Church with seatings at 8 and 9:30 a.m.
Reservations can be made by calling 221-7000. There will also be
an opportunity to have a photograph taken with Santa and Mrs.
Claus. The church is at 1821 San Pablo Road in Jacksonville.
Isle of Faith United Methodist Church will host a Christmas
Ball from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Woods Subdivision. Tickets ate $15
per person or $25 per couple with the proceeds benefitting the
Dominican Republic Medical Mission Team. For information call
the church office at 221-1700.
A. tour of seven historic churches in downtown Jacksonville
will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. A guide at each church will high-
light the architecture and history of each building. Tickets are $5
and may be purchased the day of the event at the Main Library.
Free parking is available at the First Baptist Church #1 parking lot
and the Duval Street Garage with library validation. A portion of
ticket sales will benefit Emergency Services and Homeless
Coalition.
The 12th Annual Christ Church Nutcracker will be presented
at 6 p.m. in the Lazarra Theatre at the University of North
Florida. Tickets are available from www.missfelicia.com. For
information call the church office at 285-6127.


December 9
The holiday musical, "Cookin' Up Christmas", will be present-
ed by the children's choir of First Baptist Church of Atlantic
Beach at 6 p.m The church is at 1050 Mayport Road in Atlantic
Beach; call 246-4341.

December 12
"The Christmas Story" will be presented at 7 p.m by the
Children's Sunday School and Bible Groups at Isle of Faith
United Methodist Church. The church address is 1821 San Pablo
Road in Jacksonville.


December 13, 14, 15
A Bethlehem Visit, Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church's recre-
ation of the town of Bethlehem at the time of Jesus birth, will be
open from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The church address is 4510 Palm
Valley Road in Ponte Vedra Free parking and shuttle service is
available from the TPC parking lot. For information call the
church office at 285-8225.


CHURCH DIRECTORY
SHRIST EPISCOPAL. HURCH (OASTU CHRISTIAN
4100 San Juar. Dr Pome Veaa Beach 285-6127
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rL Holy Co io247-142 275 N. Roscoe Blvd. Ponte Vedra Bch
Holy Communion Ph. 285-S347
895 Palm Valle Rd every Sunday at 9:00 A.M. Ph. 2855347
(1 mile east of US) Rev. Julie Frank,Pastor
615-2130 HolyTnity meets in the Old Chapel Sunday Contemporary Worship
Sunday Servicea at 610 Florida Blvd., Neptune Beach 8:30am
8:45am-9am Christian Formation MAILINGADDRESS: P.O. BOX 50294
Pre-K through Adults JACKSONVILLEBEACH,FL -9 Sunday Church School 9:45
10:00amHoly Euchadst&Children'sChapel www.holytrinityneptunebeach.org SundayLBWWorship 11:00am
Nursery available Rev. Robert C. Adams, Vicar Nursry Provided
ST. ANDREW'S Worshipingat
LUTHERAN CHURCH (IELCA) shipping
(BY THE SEA) L- Ocean Palms Elementary School
A Stephe Minis Co nation 355 Landrum Ln, Ponte Vedra Beach
Jacksonville Beach 249-4575 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Service"
PASTOR MICHAEL BLAKER
PASTOR WC orshiL L R 11:00 a.m. Traditional Service
Sunday Worship ihom Kd icra ble
8:00 am & 10:30 am PONTE VEDRA Cescare alays provide
Sunday School Rev. Jeff onnett, Pastor
Children 9:15 am United Methodist
Youth/Adult 9:15 am 280-5141 www.pv-umc.org
Nursery Provided Church "Connecting the Unconnected"
COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN
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SATURDAY EVENING .
6:30pm-ContemporaryWorshipService ,,ie Times
SUNDAY ice Times
9:00am- Contemporary Wrship Service Schedule: Saturday 5:00 pm
10:30 am Traditional Service Sunday Morming Woship 8:30 a 11a.m.unday 8:00am, 9:30a & 11:00am
WEDNESDAY Church School- AI Ages 945am. a 30 & l am
6:30 pm The Gathering ellp 5p.m. 904)268-2500
Bible StuOdiesfor Every Age & Lfe Situation YohFellowships 5 .. (904)268-2500
407 Third Stree Cteporay WorshipSe 559 .MandanChristian.com
wwwnethauu anelali.arg Ne tune Beach Chaonel Choir Wednesdays 7 p.m. ww.MadriChrintian.co
Tom Bary, Past.r 9-249-2307 Weekday PrechooKindergaen( 43,4 yr ods) 6045 Greenland Rd. nearPhilipsHwy.

St Paul's by the Sea Ponte Vedra
EpisopalChurch Presbyterian Churchl a
EpiS Opal Church "Wherefrends gather to worship"
POWERFUL WORSHIP, PASSIONATE SERVICE 4510 Palm Valley Road (CR 210)
Holy ucharsty: 70a & e0.am www.pvpc.com
Sun. Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Breakfast
Welcome Families I Chidren's Chapel At 10 am Sun Nursery & Toddler Ministries
Si Nursery At 7.30 & 10 am Services Sun Middle, High School, College
SSingles Christn Formation At 8 45 am Middle High ool, college
Adult Ministries
Corner of 5th St & 11th Ave. N Jax Beaesh, FL* www.stpaulsbythesea@ S Ispis.net Music & Art Ministries
904-249-4091 Home of a Bethlehem Visit

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Rev. Gary Blaylock, Vicar
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407 Third Street
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1252 Oeanfront &Seagae, eptune Beacht
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SUNDAYS:
Traditional Services 8:00 & 9:00 am
Children's Worship 9:00 & 11:00 am
Christian Education (all ages) 10:05 am
CelebratsonPraise 11:00 am
WEDNESDAY (SEP-MAY)
5:30 Supper
6:30 Choir, Bible sudy,Youth
Mahlon Dixon Senior Pastor 246-2010
James Clli, Associate Pastor
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MISSOURI SYNOD
1423 N. 8thAve., Jax Beach
Rev. Dana A. Brones, Pastor
Phone: 249-5418
http://www.blcjaxbeach.org
8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. riional
Praise & Worship Saturday 5:30pm
Sunday School 9:45 am.
Adult Bible Classes 9:45 a.s.
TRADImONA YET TIMELY
Sunday School for all ages 9:00 a.m.
Worship Service 10:15 am.
Youth Fellowship 11:30 a.m.
SNursery Provided
CHRIST
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
400 Penman Road (at Atlatic)
Neptune Beach 249.570
Rev. Paice Spense
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1st Avenue North at 5th Street 288 N. Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904 273-9100 (fx) 273-5567
Jacksonville Beach Shabbat &Torah Services 9:30 -12:00 noon
Father Wm. A. Kelly, pastor We have a ful range of activities and services for the beaches Jewish
Saturday Mass 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m community. Please contact our office m-f 9-5 for information about adult
Sunday Mass 7:00,8:30,10:00, education, Sisterhood activities and youth activities.
11:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.
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CATHOLIC CHURCH ARTIST CHURCH OF CHRIST
2400 Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach 1025 Snug Harbor Court
Father Joseph Meehan o 1025 Snug Harbor Court
FaWEEKENDp Meeh4 (off Mayport Rd. at W 11th St. and Orchid
WEEKEND MASSES 324 N. 5th St., 249-2314 St)
Saturday 5 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m., 11 a.m. Bible Study 9:15 a.m. Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
Nursery Available Sunday Morning Blended Worship 10:30 a.m. 246-2709
RECONCILIATION Bible Class Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. or by appt. Evening Worship 6:30 p.m.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Wednesday Evening 6:15 p.m. Worship 11:00a.m.
Wed. 6:00 p.m. (K-3) 7:15p.m. (4-6 gr. Eveing Service 6:30 p.m.
Sunday 6:00 p.m. (7-.) Weekday Ministry 246-2891 Evening ervie 6:30 p
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December14
The Senior Connection at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic
Church will hold a Christmas Potluck Luncheon and Concert
at 10 a.m. in the church's Cultural Center. The Singers by the
Sea will perform. Please bring a dish to share; desserts will be
provided. The church is at 545 SR A1A in Ponte Vedra. For
information call the church office at 285-2698.

December 15
The adult choir of First Baptist Church of Atlantic Beach will
present "The Love of God at Christmas" at 4 p.m. at Fleet
Landing. For information call the church office at 246-4341.
Christ Episcopal Church's annual Christmas House Tour will
be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $30 and include tours of
five homes, a light luncheon, and an opportunity to partici-
pate in a drawing for gift baskets. Proceeds benefit the Christ
Church Charitable Foundation. Tickets may be purchased in
advance or on the day of the event at the church office at 400
San Juan Drive in Ponte Vedra; call 285-7390 for information.
The Adult Choir, Orchestra, and Drama Ministry of Kernan
Blvd. Baptist Church will present the musical drama, "Be Not
Afraid" at 3 p.m. The church is at 4000 Kernan Blvd. in
Jacksonville; for information call 641-4588.

December 16
Palms Presbyterian Church will have Lessons and Carols
Worship Services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The
Chancel Choir, Chancel Bells, and the Children's Choir will
join members of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra to tell
the Christmas Story through Scripture and Music. A contem-
porary version will be presented by the Sunset Music Team at
5:30 p.m.
The adult choir of First Baptist Church of Atlantic Beach will
present "The Love of God at Christmas." The church is at 1050
Mayport Road in Atlantic Beach; call 246-4341for information.
The Adult Choir, Orchestra, and Drama Ministry of Kernan
Blvd. Baptist Church will present the musical drama, "Be Not
Afraid" at 6 p.m. The church is at 4000 Kernan Blvd. in
Jacksonville; for information call 641-4588.
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church will host a holiday party for
senior citizens at 3 p.m. The church is at 1801 Beach Blvd. Call
249-4575 for information.
The Christmas Cantata, "Tidings of Comfort and Joy," will be
held at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Isle of Faith Methodist
Church. The church is at 1821 San Pablo Road in Jacksonville.
A nursery for infants will be available.


December 21
Oak Harbor Baptist Church will be walking through the Oak
Harbor neighborhood singing Christmas Carols. Meet at the
church at 2765 SR A1A in Atlantic Beach at 6:30 p.m. All are
welcome to join in the singing.

December 25
The Mission House Christmas Dinner will be held at 1 p.m.
at St. Paul's Catholic Church. The dinner is free and open to
anyone in need of a Christmas meal. Volunteers are needed to
help serve and to donate food. Contact Max at 285-7850 to
volunteer, The church is at 5th Street and 1st Avenue North in
Jacksonville Beach.


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FILE PHOTO


A beggar is depicted by a volunteer at a past "A Bethlehem
Visit" behind Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church on Palm
Valley Road. Visitors are asked to wear comfortable shoes
to tour the 8,000-square-foot marketplace.



'Bethlehem Visit' is trip

to market and Nativity

FROM STAFF
A Bethlehem Visit 2007 will be held Dec. 14, 15, and 16
at Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church on Palm Valley Road,
Ponte Vedra Beach.
The Christmas story will come to life behind Ponte Vedra
Presbyterian Church with an 8,000-square-foot recreation
of a bustling marketplace at the time of the birth of Jesus.
Visitors will get the chance to stroll through Bethlehem as
it might have been on the night of Jesus' birth. Comfortable
walking shoes are recommended. There is no charge, but
donations are welcome.
The town will be filled with a cast of more than 200 per-
sons and a number of live animals, with the humans por-
traying local townspeople, merchants and craftsmen.Goods
and wares are traded in the marketplace, and the live ani-
mals may be petted.
The event is staged each day from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Free parking with frequent shuttles is available at Davis
Park, located about a mile west of the Palm Valley bridge off
County Road 210, and at the TPC parking lot on Palm
Valley Road just west of State Road A1A.
Wheelchairs and golf carts are available to help visitors
who need assistance. Call 285-8225 or visit the church's
web site (www.pvpc.com).
Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church is located 2.5 miles west
of A1A at 4510 Palm Valley Road.


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by KATHY NICOLETTI
STAFF WRITER
With Christmas only a few weeks away, local
organizations are preparing to help make this
a Merry Christmas for Beaches residents in
need
"I've never seen it so- busy," said Kathy
Maloney, who has been Office Manager at
Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM)
for over three years.
There is a need for financial assistance to
families, especially those in danger of eviction,
and for food and food stamps.
There are also "a lot of homeless moms with
kids," she said.
BEAM is supported by several Beaches
churches and other donors. Year round, the
agency provides financial and housing assis-
tance. It also maintains a stocked pantry for
emergency food needs.
BEAM provided about double the number of
Thanksgiving food baskets to clients this year
than they did last year, said Maloney.
Last year, BEAM distributed 4,000 Christmas
gifts to area children and is now collecting
holiday gifts for this year.
Many area churches and others help BEAM
by collecting gifts or donating in other ways for
the holidays, she said.
For information about helping BEAM, call
the agency's office at 241-2326.
"The St. Vincent de Paul Society works close-
ly with BEAM," said Corky Heft, President of
the organization.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society is an interna-
tional Catholic lay organization that helps
Beaches residents regardless of church affilia-
tion.
St. Paul's Catholic Church and Our Lady Star
of the Sea Catholic Church provide the majori-
ty of the financial support for the organization,
she said.
From her experience at the St. Vincent de
Paul Society, Heft said that she has seen that
the needs of Beaches families have gotten more
expensive.
Rent and utility bills are up, gas is higher,
and there is a lack of reasonably priced child
care.
Families that would have had two incomes
are struggling because they can't afford to pay
for childcare or for the gas to get to their job,
she said.
In past years, $50 to $75 from the St. Vincent
de Paul Society would have been been enough
to help struggling families. Now, it takes clos-
er to $300 to $500, said Heft.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society also distrib-
utes food baskets every Thanksgiving.
Their annual Christmas giving tree at St.
Paul's Catholic Church was set up on
Thanksgiving weekend.
Members of the church donate the gifts
which are distributed to people who have been
clients of the St. Vincent de Paul Society in the
past year, said Heft..
In 2006, 864 gifts were collected and dis-
tributed and about the same number will be
needed this year.
Groups or individuals who are also interested
in helping can contact the St. Vincent de Paul
office at 246-5240.


COLLECTIONS:
Atlanto Beach Holiday Toy Drive continues through Dec 20
with a children's party on Dec. 22 at Donner Park to distribute
gifts. New toys can be dropped ofa at the Atlantic Beach Fire
Station, 800 Seminole Road, from Nov. 24 through Dec. 20
Only new toys can be accepted For more iformalion call
247-5828.
A Holiday Gift Tree s for 30 children in Atlan Beach who
need holiday presents. Anyone wishing to padicipate can
choose a child and be their "Secret Santa The tree is locat-
ed at the Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Boulevard
Visit dunng business hours, weekdays from 8 a.m. until 5
pm., except between noon and Ip
Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM) is looking
for community members for BEAM's "Adopt-a-family"
Christmas program. Many families already have been adopt-
ed, but about 50 families remain wailing for individuals,
businesses or groups to commit to gf-giving for a particular
family Last year, BEAM distributed about 4,000 toys that
were collected from the community Anyoe interested n
adopting a family can call 241-7437
RE/MAX Specialists is sponsoring a food drive through
December 14 to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of
Northeast Flonda. RE/MAX Non-penshable food and non-
food items may be dropped off at any o the bunsess's four
locations, including the Beaches office at 233 61h Ave N.,
Jacksonville Beach, Suggested items are canned meats
(tuna, chicken, ham, etc), canned oups, stews, and vegeta-
bles, condiments, nee and pasta, diapers, toothpaste, sham-
poo and conditioner, soap, deodorant, and paper products
such as facial tissue, toilet paper, paper plates, napkins, and
utensils.
One of the ways they might help is to adopt
a family for the holidays, said Heft.
There is also a continuing need for grocery
store gift certificates and furniture donations
The furniture ministry makes calls every day
of the week helping families who may not have
the basic household necessities, she said.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society also works
with Navy families throughout the year, often
in the area of furniture for newborns, she said.
During the holiday, the USO Mayport Office
provides special help for Navy families in addi-
tion to the services offered on a regular basis.
"The USO does an amazing job for the Navy
community," said Mayport Naval Station
Chaplain Phil Wyrick,
Navy families are nominated to receive holi-
day food baskets by their command leadership;
the master chief, the ombudsman, or the com-
mand chaplain, said Wendy Layton-Pollack,
Center Director for the USO Mayport Office.
Two hundred forty five families were nomi-
nated to receive Thanksgiving food baskets this
year.
"Considering that we don't have the
Kennedy, the need is higher. We still have the
same amount of people (who need help)," she
said
The USO also has a Christmas giving tree at
the Navy Exchange. The goal is to provide a
Christmas gift for 400 children from Navy fam-
ilies, said Layton-Pollack.
The public is welcome to come to the
Exchange to select an ornament and donate a
gift for a child. The Exchange is at 2292
Mayport Road in Atlantic Beach.
Several area schools, civic organizations, and
church groups have already volunteered to help
with the USO holiday effort, she said. .
Contact the USO at 246-3481 for information
about other ways to help.




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