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Title: The Beaches leader
Uniform Title: Beaches leader
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Beaches Leader
Place of Publication: Jacksonville Beach Fla
Publication Date: December 19, 2007
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Midweek Edition December 19, 2007


The"




BEACHES


Vol. 45, No. 52


LEADER


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


JB issues


alert on


water w/


coliform

by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
Samples collected last month
in Jacksonville Beach tested
positive for a type of bacteria
that violates state regulations for
drinking water.
The city committed a moni-
toring violation of the Florida
Drinking Water Rules after four
of 41 water samples taken in the
area of 19th Afenue North and
10th Street indicated the pres-
ence of coliform bacteria.
Systems that test positive for
more than one sample per peri-
od or five percent of samples
for a system taking more than
40 samples per period are in
violation of the Maximum
Contaminant Level Rule.
The city's water system is
divided in quarters and sampled
in its entirety once a month
with a different zone tested each
week.
Water plant operator John
Birch Tuesday said the violation
was not considered an emer-
gency and residents and busi-
nesses in the affected areas were
not notified.
See WATER, A-31-


Photo SUBMITTED
A smiling Alex Karris plays Santa as classmate Tegan Gray looks on during a Christmas program at
Seabreeze Elementary School last week. First grade students at Seabreeze Elementary performed
A Winter Wonderland show for students and parents.


Widening


210 back


on radar


in PV

by GRAY ROHRER
STAFF WRITER
Two months after a proposal
to widen County Road 210 east
of the Palm Valley Bridge
seemed dead in the water, direc-
tors of the Ponte Vedra
Community Association (PVCA)
are trying to resurrect the proj-
ect.
PVCA directors expressed con-
cerns Monday during theif;
meeting that'the two-lane road'i
is not sufficient to accommo-
date hurricane evacuations.
"We have a.pretty precarious
situation in regards to being able'
to evacuate," PVCA director;
Brad Lehan said.
Lehan and his fellow PVCA
directors unanimously voted to
draft a letter to the Ponte Vedra
Municipal Service District, ask-
ing for that board's support in
the matter.
In October, county commis-
sioners downplayed the propos-
al's chances because of the
unlikelihood, of the county
being able to acquire the 17 feet
of state land from the Guana

See CR210, A-3>-


Some Beaches charities report upswing in donations this year


by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
STAFF WRITER
Despite a soft economy, some local charities
have still received enough food and toys to help
Beaches families in need get through the holi-
day season.
Cindy Funkhouser, executive director of
Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry
(B.E.A.M.), said that they have had.so man\i
food and toy dorjaor, that ithev. FSd to re-
open the sign-up tor the first time so addi-
tional families could benefit i r.on; the extras.


"Our donations are up by about 35 percent
this year, and that isn't through luck...,"
Funkhouser said. "Whenever you let [the
Beaches community] know there's a need at the
Beach, they always step up to the plate."
* She also said that they had to get a temporary
storage unit for extra space due to the number
of bikes that B.E.A.M. has received to be given to
children in need .
Although donations have increased,
Funkhouser said that the need for them has also
increased.


Others businesses and charities report they
have seen a similar trend this year.
Beach Marine Owner Rose Taylor, who hosts
an annual party in which guests donate canned
goods for Beaches families in need, said that this
year they received a lot more cans than in pre-
vious years.
She said that while everyone usually brings a
few canned items, "this year they brought me
bags."
Taylor said that after the party, she brought
several truckloads of canned goods to B.E.A.M.


USO Program Assistant Cheryl Vandiver said
that while they have also seen an increase in toy
donations this year, the amount of food dona-
tions has decreased.
She attributes the food decrease to a lack of
advertising, but said that she thinks the toy
donations have increased this year because the
Navy Exchange is posting children's specific
wish lists on a tree rather than just a name and
age.
But, some other local organizations said that
the amount of donations has either
See CHARITY, A-3 -


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FUN

"Snowbaby" Joanie
Hardenbrook
entertains at the
Red Hat Foxes
3rd annual
Christmas
luncheon held
Saturday. The
Red Hat Foxes
includes beaches
women over the
age of 50 who get
together regularly to
socialize and enjoy a
variety of entertaining
activities.
See more photos on
page B-5.


JB expects smaller share of future fed $


by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
Maintaining the youth recreation pro-
grams at the Carver Center in Jacksonville
Beach is the top priority for a Community
Development Block Grant.
The City Council Monday conducted a
public hearing on the projects that will be
included in the CDBG application to the
city of Jacksonville for the upcoming fiscal
year.


Jacksonville Beach participates with the
city of Jacksonville and the other Beaches
cities in sharing the Entitlement Funding
distributed to the area from federal grant
monies.
Terms of the grant require cities use the
funds to improve the quality of life for low
to moderate income citizens.
In Jacksonville Beach, CDBG funds help
support the youth programs at the Carver
Center and support the Community
Assisted Policing Effort (CAPE) which is


located in the Carver Center building at 738
4th Avenue South.
A portion of the grant is also used for the
city's utility bill assistance program.
The CDBG'grant for community projects
in 2008-09 totals $170,154, which will only
cover existing projects due to unspent funds
carried over from past allocations.
"We anticipate no funds will remain from
the FY 2007-08 grant that can be used to
supplement the expected shortfall,"
Assistant City Manager Roy Paxson


See GRANT, A-5 >-


Armed robber

hits tire store
FROM STAFF
A hooded gunman forced two
employees to the ground at Tire
Kingdom in Jacksonville Beach,
stealing their belongings and the
cash from the register before fleeing
the business.
Police said the suspect entered
the store just after 8 p.m. last
Wednesday in the 900 block of 3rd
Street S. He ordered one employee
to remove money from the register
and had both victims empty their
pockets.
Police said the suspect placed the
stolen items, including cell phones
and bank cards, in a trash can liner
and fled.
The victims stayed on the floor
for five minutes before calling
police. The cell phone provider
established a possible location
using the GPS signal on a phone.
Some of the stolen items were
found in a vacant lot in the 100
block of 11th Street S. A black
hooded sweatshirt was recovered
in a lot behind a residence. The
homeowner and his son said the
clothing did not belong to them.


Photo SUBMITTED
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Leader readers recommend


Cindy Nix
271 Camelia Street
Atlantic Beach
On Ocean Pond Court in South Jax.
Beach near Seabreeze School. There are
many handmade displays made of thou-
sands of Christmas lights. Many of the dis-
plays are animated.

Across the street from 618 6th Ave South
in Jacksonville Beach
* *
Alan Dunavant
727 4th Avenue N
Jax Beach
Coach Wimpy Sutton also.recommended.

Jafnie & Donna's 727 4th Ave. N.
* *
Warren & Deanna Cape
405 Sanibel Court
Neptune Beach
* *
A home on 6th Avenue South. From the
snow shows to the lights dancing with the
music. When you get.to this house you get
to park your car and walk up the fence and


listen to the music or you can sit in your car
and tune to the program on 89.7. Who
ever said it didn't snow in Florida hasn't
been by this house yet. Jacksonville Beach
is very fortunate to have someone want to
share such holiday spirit with the commu-
nity. This home must have thousands of
lights!
500 Block of 6th Avenue South
* *
Check out 535 Davis Street in Neptune
Beach. Bill and June Williams live there
and they always do an outstanding job
every year decorating their yard for the
neighborhood.
"Two houses side-by-side in Oceanwalk
(Atlantic Beach) have created an amazing
light show perfectly synchronized to
Christmas music!" View and sing along
with your car radio (tuned to 94.5 FM) at
402 and 408 Snapping Turtle Ct. E. Prepare
to be dazzled!
402 belongs to Lee and Debbie Leibecki,
and 408 belongs to the Samuels family. The
location is off Seminole Road at the north
end of Atlantic Beach --- and it's worth the
drive. Bring the kids and your camera."


Children create edible houses
Families will formi construction teams Dec. 20 at a Neptune Beach Library 'Holida
Construction event. The) '11 leave the saws and hammers biehid arid work with icing and
plastic knives. Working with only edible materials, families will create gingerbread cre-
ations for a Holiday Village.
"We had our first gingerbread house party last year and it was a huge success,"
explained children's librarian Nicole Saville. "The children had 'so much fun and did such
good work that we decided to have another gingerbread building event this month," she
said.
Saville continued "last year we had gumdrop puppies
and candy cane fences on the creations that ranged
I ~ rom castles to 'beach\' cottages. What's in store this
tm time" she queried.
Armed with gumdrops, NM&Ms, peppermints, pret-
zels, and lots of icing, families will paint
[ ./ ". "" their houses, create landscaping and
i; make other "musts" for their ginger-
Sbread homes.
S, Because supplies and work
S, i ." y: areas are limited, families must

S, H ome construction kits are
S," '"" already spoken for, but
X A o there may be construction
S' ' space available for fami-
1 own kit from area mer-
'- .chants. Call the children's
I .~" library at 241-1141 to
I. I:t. :. .. reserve space.
i'. ~-' 'Trhe gingerbread decorat-
ing party is sponsored by
i .-" '.?. . i the Friends of the Beaches
^- -I_.' 4 * Branch Library. It is one of
3.. *many children's pro-
E j grams funded with pro-
Si .' ceeds from donated
.. .. book sales in October
and April.


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As any parent knows, strange things can end up clogging
sinks and showers or backing up toilets.
Hair is often the culprit in bathroom drains. That may be
understandable, given the rate at which hair is replaced on a typ-
ical head.
According to kidshealth.org, a human head contains more
than 100,000 hairs, some of which are lost every day.
About 50 to 100 hairs fall out each day during brushing,
combing or washing or while the person is still, the site says.
New hairs constantly replace those that have fallen out, kid-
shealth.org says.
And as a drain starts to clog, children and adults have been
known to remove the drain's stopper to hasten draining, which
can lead to more problems.
At one house in Ponte Vedra Beach in particular, plumbers
called to clear sink drains have found hair pins, hair ties, pieces
of broken bottle caps and, most recently, two tubes of what used
to be lip gloss.
(At this same house, no one has been able to explain how a
hurricane candle got flushed down a toilet, requiring a total toi-
let replacement.)
The last plumber to visit this house offered this bit of advice
to the homeowner as a check
was being written for $194:
cover all bathroom sink, tub K s
and shower drains with a sim-
ple, hair-catching widget.
With names like "Stop a
Clog" and "Bathroom Drain
Hair Stopper," these items are
made of plastic, rubber or stain-
less steel and have price tags
beginning at'$2.99.
They can be found atbig box
stores or home interior stores.


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Fletcher Middle takes aim at bullies in the school


Students join peer

mediation

program at FMS

by CHUCK ADAMS
STAFF WRITER
Bullying is a concern at schools
throughout the country and Fletcher
Middle School is trying to do some-
thing about it. here
FMS guidance counselor Anne
McConnell and Lindsay
Layendecker, a seventh-grade lan-
guage arts teacher, are heading up
the school's anti-bully program.
A group called "Peer Mediators,"
in its fifth year at the Jacksonville
Beach school, plays a role.
That group consists of 12 seventh-
and eighth-students, including Chris
Johnson, Morgan Fussell, Emily
Archer and Emily Blum, who are
coordinated by McConnell. Their
job is to help fellow students.
"We've done very well with it,"
McConnell said of the concept Dec.
12. "I'd say every year we've proba-
bly done 50-60 mediations, and
these are the small things.
Administrators take care of the
major problems.
"These are when they need to talk
it through," McConnell said of the
mediations. "The mediators sit with
them and say, 'OK, tell us what hap-
pened, and let's see if we can find a
solution we both can live with.'"
"Parents seem to like the idea of
kids talking to their kids about prob-
lems. We're not judges, and we don't
tell them what they have to do. We
try to lead them in the right diret-
tion," said Johnson.
The Peer Mediators, with anti-bul-
lying, anti-violence posters in evi-
dence throughout the school, have
placed a large banner inside the sec-
ond-floor window over the front
door that's visible from Third Street
and says: FMS, a Bully Free, Drug
Free Zone.


Middle school typically is

when bullying and harrass-

ment becomes more of an

issue because children start

experimenting more, spread-

ing their wings, becoming their

own people and testing the

limits. So it's an area we have

to watch


FMS principal Laurie flynn


"We are trying to prevent bullying
and violence and drugs," empha-
sized Fussell.
The mediators also hung a Catch
the Wave of Kindness banner just
down the hallway from the main
office. The banner, which is open-
ended, is decorated with small surf-
boards bearing the names of stu-
dents who have done something
kind.
"Middle school typically is when
bullying and harassment becomes
more of an issue because children
start experimenting more, spreading.
their wings, becoming their own
people and testing the limits. So it's
an area we have to watch," said FMS
principal Laurie Flynn. "We wanted
to remind the faculty it is an issue,
and this year we saw more of stu-
dents harrassing each other. So we
talked about what is bullying and
how they can best deal with it. And
we can educate, especially, our sixth
graders and, at the same time, our
parents.
"Parents were starting to notice it
because our society has become
more accepting of disrespectful


Photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Fletcher Middle School "Peer Mediators" Emily Archer, Emily Blum, Morgan Fussel and Chris Johnson stand outside
seventh-grade language arts teacher Lindsay Layendecker's anti-bullying-decoratea office door. The theme through-
out the Jacksonville Beach school is "FMS: A Bully Free, Drug Free Zone."


behaviors. As the tolerance has
become higher, we, of course, see
more of it in children. Parents, who
typically attend Fletcher, have a
lower tolerance for that because they
have high expectations for their
children."
As a direct result, a community
care team involving FMS parents has
been created.
Flynn credited McConnell and
Layendecker.with coming up with 4
kickoff plan for the school's anti-
bully week the week after
Thanksgiving.
"And now we're carrying it on,"


she said.
Flynn also applauded Layendecker
for developing lesson plans the
teachers used that week, and that
will be ongoing throughout the year.
"The parents have become an inte-
gral part through their volunteer
group," said Flynn. "They help us
with morning and afternoon super-
vision in the courtyard because we
have a large student body, 1,326,
children. So they're an extra set of
eyes out there, reminding students
to be respectful of each other, being
a presence where a child can come
to them."


Care team training is being han-
dled by seventh-grade assistant prin-
cipal Corie James. A parent night
workshop is planned for January or
February.
FMS students draw inspiration
from math teacher Mark McGiveron,
whose inspirational story of having
leukemia that's in remission was
shared during the school's Red
Ribbon [anti-violence] Week.
"That's a really big thing, and a lot
of kids in our school look up to
him," said Johnson. "I think he's
been a big part of this anti-violence
thing."


Cradle Creek T(


undergoes repair

by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
Work is underway to repair damage
caused by two weeks of heavy rains last
month at Cradle Creek nature preserve in
Jacksonville Beach.
Grounds Maintenance Director Gary
Meadors Tuesday said a portion of the
parking loty wslied awyay dui ing the north-
easter that.durnped sfYeral inches of rain
bn the Beaches in November. '-"
The rainfall also washed away the soil
foundation around the concrete support
poles at many of the walkovers.
"Where the two roads come together
turned out to be a drainage outlet into the
preserve where it used to all just be wood-
lands," Meadors said.."With that much
rain there is the potential for a washout." Gail
Crews are working to fix the damaged hold
parking lot and walkovers. The cost to past
complete the repairs is estimated at from
$8,000. from
The contractor was also ordered to
replace any dead palm trees within the need
nature preserve before the end of the year. are b


oy recall means new items only for charities

-CHARITY, from A-1 s,:-.


PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
Baker, who has been organizing the toy drive and
ay giving tree events in Atlantic Beach for the
12 years, stands among donated toys collected
various charities, organizations and residents.
toys will be distributed to Beaches families in
I on Saturday. Donated goods for families in need
bagged up in photo at right.


remained the same or had a
slight decrease.
Gail Baker who has been in
charge of toy drives and the giv-
ing tree in Atlantic Beach for the
past 12 years said that the toys
are "trickling in."
"I've seen a difference this
year," she said.
However, because of all of the
..recent toy, recaljl,,, aSr,,,SAid
that. they, can, only .accept,.new
toys this year, which'has result-
ed in less donations.
But, all 35 children in need
were picked from the tree and
will receive gifts, and she is
anticipating more toys to arrive
over the next few days from var-
ious church and charity organi-
zations.
Lt. Phillip Nadeau said that
toy donations at the Atlantic
Beach Fire Department, which is
collecting donations for Toys for
Tots, has remained on track with
previous years.


Security cameras added at JB's O&M facility Lack of land snags project
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by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
Jacksonville Beach officials
are taking extra steps to beef
up security at two city build-
ings.
The City Council Monday
approved the purchase of a
$80,480 surveillance system to
monitor the Operations and
Maintenance facility at 1460
Shetter Avenue. An additional
$7,134,02 will cover the cost
of a five-year service agree-
ment for parts and labor.
A total of 12 cameras will be
installed to keep watch over
the facilities where /the city's
Public Works departments and
electric utility are housed.


Seven existing cameras will
be replaced and five additional
cameras will be added to
increase the visual coverage of
all areas of the maintenance
yard.
"The O & M building is very
important to us and these
cameras will give us full cover-
age of the facility," City
Manager George Forbes said.
Jacksonville Beach will pig-
gyback on the city of
Jacksonville's existing contract
with Ingersoll 'Rand Security
Technologies.
The city of Jacksonville
.received a grant for the instal-
lation of a similar surveillance
system which included the
Jacksonville Beach Police


Department.
Cameras were placed at sev-
eral key locations throughout
the city including the pier and
the oceanfront park.
The Jacksonville Sherriff's
Office, Neptune Beach and
other city departments utilize
the same system.
Security improvements were
also completed recently at
Jacksonville Beach City Hall.
Bulletproof glass panels were
installed at the utility billing
window and the City Clerk's
counter.
Funds for the project are
available in the capital
improvements budget for
Electric Construction and
Maintenance Division.


Infants and a few others may have health risks

P WATER, from A-1


Coliform bacteria are natu-
rally present in the environ-
ment and are not themselves
considered to be harmful.
Birch said they are typically
used to indicate the presence
of other .potentially harmful
bacteria.
"Coliform is typically found.
in your mouth," Birch said.
"I'm not making light of this
but it is just an indicator that
when that light goes off we
need to progress a little further
with our testing."
The number of tainted sam-
ples collected in November
was more than allowed by
state law and pointed to the
possibility that other harmful
toxins may be present in the
system's treatment or distribu-
tion pipes.
The Environmental
Protection Agency requires a


legal notice to inform the pub-
lic when such a violation'
occurs.
"Whenever we detect col-
iform bacteria in any sample
we do follow-up testing to see
if other bacteria of greater con-
cern such as fecal coliform or
E. coli are present," Birch said.
"[In this case] two of three
follow-up confirmation sam-
ples also tested positive for col-
iform."
Birch said the violation did
not require citizens to boil
their tap water or other correc-
tive safety measures unless
there were specific health con-
ditions involved.
Infants, those with severely
compromised immune sys-
tems and some elderly may be
at increased risk, Birch said,
and should consult a doctor to
limit health concerns.


Birch said city crews flushed
the water mains in the affected
area. Three samples taken once
the pipes were treated all test-
ed negative for any bacteria.
"We do routine flushing
anyway so we just augmented
that with additional flushing,"
he said.
According to last year's
water quality report, the city's
potable water supply measured
acceptable levels of contami-
nants.
One violation noted in the
report was deemed a collection
error indicating the presence
of total coliform bacteria in
October and November, 2006
which violated the sample
threshold.
Both problems were central-
ized to one small area with no
problems or illnesses associat-
ed with the contaminants.


U I CR210, from A-1
needed to expand the road from
two lanes to four.
The proposed widening of
210 would stretch 5,500 feet
from the Palm Valley bridge to
the Mickler Road roundabout.
The 83 feet of land the county
owns is not enough to widen
the road, so more land from the
Guana, which borders 210 to
the south, is required.
Residents of Sawmill Lakes,
which borders 210 to the north,
also opposed the proposal at a
public meeting in June, saying if
the road was expanded, it would
encroach on their neighbor-
hood.
But PVCA directors insist the
extra two lanes are needed.
"If you have one accident on
210, it gets bottlenecked, and
there's no where else to go," said
PVCA director John Clifford.
Commission Chairman Tom
Manuel, however, says he does
not see the project moving for-
ward.
"It is apparent to the
Commission that the communi-
ty does not support this," he
said Tuesday during an inter-
view. "I've had zero e-mails say-
ing, 'do this,."
Commissioners voted 3-2 in
October not to give the Pare
Group, master developer of
Nocatee, a four-year extension
to pay $5.5 million to the coun-
ty for the purposes of expanding
210. The money is due Oct. 21,
2008, as part of an agreement
between the county and the
Parc Group.
County staffers requested the
extension to give the county
more time to acquire the neces-
sary lands.
But acquiring preservation
lands like the Guana from the
state would require the approval
of the governor and his cabinet.


Manuel says that is an unlike-
ly prospect.
Manuel added that he is not
concerned about 210's capacity


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Consider-
able cloudi-
ness. Highs
in the low
70s and
lows in the
mid 50s.

Sunrise:
7:17 AM
Sunset:
5:29 PM


to accommodate an evacua-
tion, as sheriff's officers would
open up both lanes to traffic.


Today's Weather


Wea Thu Fri I Sat Sun
12/19 12/20 12/21 12/22 12/23


68/52
Showers
ending by
midday.
Highs in the
upper 60s
and lows in
the low 50s.

Sunrise:
7:17 AM
Sunset:
5:28 PM


5:28 PM A. L A.


Moon Phases






First Full Last New
Dec 17 Dec 24 Dec 31 Jan 8


UV Index
Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
12/19 12/20 12/21 12/22 12/23
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with a higher UV Index showing the need for greater
skin protection.
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65/47
Showers
possible.
Highs in the
mid 60s and
lows in the
upper 40s.


Sunrise:
7:19 AM
Sunset:
5:30 PM


70/51
Partly
cloudy.
Highs in the
low 70s and
lows in the
low 50s.


Sunrise:
7:18 AM
Sunset:
5:29 PM


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cloudy.
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low 70s and
lows in the
low 50s.


Sunrise:
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Sunset:
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December 19, 2007


www.beachesleader.com Locally Owned and Operated m Serving the Beaches since 1963 THE BEACHES LEADER/PONTE VEDRA LEADER


The Leader's Opinion


Pedestrians and


bikers must also


be safe on road

More of us are living at the Beaches than ever before.
We get in each other's way sometimes, often while
on the road trying to get or from some place.
Adhering to the traffic rules and practicing a little
courtesy is usually enough to keep our cars from
bumping together. And, when an accident does occur
between cars, the result may be injuries, but rarely
fatalities, given that the top speed on most roads is 25
or 35 miles per hour.
The result is far worse, however, when a car strikes a
pedestrian or a bicyclist.
A pedestrian or a bicyclist struck by a car may be eas-
ily killed or permanently incapacitated.
In recent weeks, there have been two tragedies
involving Beaches people who have been struck by
vehicles while they were crossing the road.
In one case, a surfer rode his bike across A1A against
a red light and was struck by a car, putting him into
the hospital in critical condition. In the other instance,
a teenage girl was killed when she was struck while jog-
ging across Kernan Boulevard.
Such tragedies are disturbing to all and a stark
reminder that a disaster can happen in the blink of an
eye.
Almost any time of day, drivers along A1A and other
major arteries at the Beaches see pedestrians and bikers
blithely cross in the middle of the block, ignoring traf-
fic signals, crosswalks and other traffic devices. Those
are dangerous practices and illegal.
Several citizens have spoken to elected officials in
recent months about the need to make roads safer for
pedestrians. Walkovers, sidewalks and other devices
will not do the job, however, unless jaywalking is a
considered a serious offense and walkers and bikers
exercise caution.
Pedestrians and bikers have the right of way, but
that's a moot point when the driver of a 1-ton piece of
steel traveling at 35 miles per hour does not see them
until it's too late to react.
Drivers must drive safely, but everyone on the road
and that includes pedestrians. and bikers must
also proceed with caution and obey the existing laws.





Letters to the editor:

Nease coach is maker of men


To the editor:
For the past five years, min-
utes before the start of each
game, Nease'Head Football
Coach Craig Howard is inter-
viewed by the Panther
Network and is always asked
the same question, what did
you tell your team? The answer.
is always the same, "I told
them I loved every one of 'em".
Coach Howard is much
more than a football coach he
is a maker of men. Forget the
win/loss records it is impres-
sive what's more important
are the numerous positive les-
sons he has taught our sons.
Hundreds of boys have benefit-
ed from his Strength, Honor
and Courage program that


teaches the value of hard work,
discipline, and a good attitude
- important and needed les-
sons that will be long remem-
bered.
With the winds of change
blowing over the high schools
in north St. John's county, the
future is uncertain. However,
one thing that is certain is the
difference that Craig Howard
has made in many boys' lives
by coaching them.and loving
them. And for that he has
earned our appreciation, our
respect, and our love, and we
are fortunate to have him in
our community.

Doug Barden
Ponte Vedra


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Another reason to believe in Santa


I received this as an e-mail. I
nearly deleted it before
realizing what a.gift some-
one had sent me. I wish I
could claim credit for writing
it. The author is anonymous:
I remember my first
Christmas adventure with
Grandma. I was just a kid. I
remember tearing across town
on my bike to visit her on the
day my big sister dropped the
bomb: "There is no Santa
Claus," she jeered. "Even
dummies know that!"
My Grandma was not the
gushy kind, never had been. I
fled to her that day because I
knew she would be straight
with me. I knew Grandma
always told the truth, and I
knew that the truth always
went down a whole lot easier
when swallowed with one of
her world-famous cinnamon
buns. I knew they were
world-famous because
Grandma said so. It had to be
true.
Grandma was home and
the buns were still warm.
Between bites, I told her
everything. She was ready for
me. "No Santa Claus!" she
snorted. "Ridiculous! Don't
believe it. That rumor has
been going around for years,
and it makes me mad, plain
mad. Now, put on your coat,
and let's go."
"Go? Go where,
Grandma?" I asked. I hadn't
even finished my second
world-famous cinnamon bun.
"Where" turned out to be
Kerby's General Store, the one
store in town that had a little
bit of just about everything.
As we walked through its
doors, Grandma handed me
$10. That was a bundle'in
those days. "Take this money
and buy something for some-
one who needs it," she said.
"I'll wait for you in the car."
Then she turned and walked
out of Kerby's.
I was only eight years old.
I'd often gone shopping with


't






JOE PALMER
GUEST COLUMNIST

my mother, but never had I
shopped for anything all by
myself. The store seemed big
and crowded, full of people
scrambling to finish their
Christmas shopping. For a
few moments, I just stood
there, confused, clutching
that $10 bill, wondering what
to buy and who on earth to
buy it for.
I thought of everybody I
knew my family, my
friends, my neighbors, the
kids at school and the people
who went to my church. I
was just about thought out
when I suddenly thought of
Bobby Decker. He was a kid
with bad breath and messy
hair, and he sat right behind
me in Mrs. Pollock's grade-
two class. Bobby didn't have
a coat. I knew that because
he never went out for recess
during the winter. His mother
always wrote a note telling
the teacher that he had a
cough. But all we kids knew
that Bobby didn't have a
cough and he didn't have a
coat. I fingered the $10 bill
with growing excitement. I
would buy Bobby a coat!
I settled on a red corduroy
one that had a hood on it. It
looked real warm and he
would like that. "Is this a
Christmas present for some-
one?" the lady behind the
counter asked kindly, as I laid


my $10 down. "Yes," I replied
shyly. "It's ... for Bobby." The
nice lady smiled at me. I did-
n't get any change, but she
put the coat in a bag and
wished me a Merry
Christmas.
That evening, Grandma
helped me wrap the coat in
Christmas paper and ribbons
(a little tag fell out of the coat
and Grandma tucked it in her
Bible) and wrote, "To Bobby,
from Santa Claus," on it.
Grandma said Santa Claus
always insisted on secrecy.
Then she drove me over to
Bobby's house, explaining as
we went that I was now and
forever officially one of
Santa's helpers.
Grandma parked down the
street from Bobby's house,
and she and I crept noiseless-
ly and hid in the bushes by
his front walk. Then
Grandma gave me a nudge.
"All right, Santa Claus," she
whispered. "Get going."
I took a deep breath,
dashed for his front door,
threw the present down on
his step, pounded his door-
belland flew back to the safe-
ty of the bushes and
Grandma. Together we waited
breathlessly in the darkness
for the front door to open.
Finally, it did, and there
stood Bobby.
Fifty years haven't dimmed
the thrill of those moments
spent shivering beside my
Grandma in Bobby Decker's
bushes. That night, I realized
that those awful rumors
about Santa Claus were just
what Grandma said they were
- ridiculous. Santa was alive
and well and we were on his
team.
I still have the Bible with
the tag tucked inside: $19.95.
What a wonderful story. Do
you believe in Santa Claus? I
do, even more so after having
read this.
Joe Palmer is a Fernandina
Beach resident.


To the.editor:
Stronger coaching and
strictly-enforced penalties
would be two ways of stopping
all the self-aggrandizing, sissy
dances ard attention-seeking
spin-offs after making a rou-
tine play in professional foot-
ball.


It ruins the game, but more
important, sends a disgraceful
message to our youth, who
emulate the professionals.
Orchestrated dances, taunting,
superman muscle poses etc.
have become commonplace in
pro wrestling, but surely foot-
ball is better than that.


Entertain me with good
rock'em, sock'em football, and
not the cutesy, hot dog digres-
sions to which we are subject-
ed each week.

Bill Darush
Neptune Beach


City of Atlantic Beach shouldn't stop prayers


To the editor:
It was with great sadness
that I read in The Leader
about the woman that was
urked by the prayer that was
said. I have friends of differ-
ent faiths than mine but it's
never been a problem as we
respect each other's right to


believe differently. A lot of
good men and women have
given their lives for us to
have that right and I pray
that the city of Atlantic Beach
doesn't stop prayers because
of her. I don't believe a few
minutes of prayer damaged
her. We all should be praying


to whom ever we believe in
for our troops and our
nation. We all need the
prayers, we can always get a
concerned senior citizen.

Easter Keller
Atlantic Beach


i A:
PHIL HUDGINS
COLUMNIST

Remembering

Christmas is

more than

fuzzy feelings
s I sit here, the tem-
perature outside is 75
degrees, maybe a
record high for this date.
The Weather Channel
shows which areas of the
country may have at least
one inch of snow on the
ground Christmas morning.
We're at least a day's drive
to the nearest area.
It must be winter,
though, because all signs
point to winter. The stores
are selling warm clothes,
although no one's wearing
even a sweater today. The
trees are practically naked
as they reach their skinny,
sleeveless arms toward the
sky. Squirrels are diligently
checking our eaves for
holes, hoping to get inside
and stash acorns and hick-
ory nuts for winter bowl-
ing.
It must be winter. And it
must be close to Christmas.
But it sure hasn't felt like
it.
Let's admit it: Many of us
expect magical changes at
Christmastime. We expect
some kind of spirit to
swoosh down and put us in
a special, hot-chocolate
mood. Some of us expect at
least a snowball's chance of
frost as Bing sings of the
White Christmas that we
may never see. We expect
everybody to be nice and
pleasant because, well, it's
time for peace on Earth,
good will toward men.
And we're disappointed
when none of those things
happen. I've always liked
most everything about
Christmas the family
gatherings, the pageantry,
the carols, the parades,
watching harried people
loaded down with gifts and
"It's a Wonderful Life" one
more time.
So I've been a bit sur-
prised at myself this year. I
haven't felt in the
Christmas mood at all.
Then I realized, just a few
minutes ago, really, that
the problem is not exter-
nal. It has nothing to do
with warm weather or a
hit-and-run spirit or even
grouchy people.
The problem is with me.
I should be able to cele-
brate Christmas any time
of the year. I'm not talking
about gifts and the busi-
ness end of Christmas,
which already stretches to
October, when Santa Claus
and Halloween scarecrows
jockey for position in the
stores.
I'm talking about the
beliefs that we Christians
say we profess: That we
should treat others the way
we want to be treated; that
love is not a feeling, but an
action; that the real Spirit
is not a seasonal visitor,
but a permanent resident.
Why should Christmas
be different from any other
time of the year? Why
aren't we in the Christmas
spirit all year long? Perhaps
because we get too wrapped
up in ourselves.
My pastor has said it
many times: "Christianity
is not about you." And I've
been trying to make
Christmas about me, about
my feelings. I've been look-
ing for emotion rather than
meaning.
To His followers,
Christmas is about the
Prince of Peace whose
birthday we celebrate, the
One who asks us to serve
unselfishly, who asks us to
be kind and forgiving year
round, who shows us that
the magic of Christmas, the
magic of life itself, is inside
each believer.
Now, finally, I can say
this and mean it: Merry


Christmas.


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Job outlook in St. Johns called 'bleak'


by GRAY ROHRER
STAFF WRITER
St. Johns County's employ-
ment outlook for early 2008 is
"one of the weakest in the
nation," according to the latest
Manpower Employment
Outlook Survey.
Although the survey
showed "a solid start to the
year when it comes to hiring"
in most of the country, hiring
in St. Johns County is expected
to proceed "at a bleak pace,"
according to a news release
from the employment services
company.
Half of the employers in St.
Johns County plan to cut staff
in the first three months of
2008, according to the survey,
which was released Tuesday.
The survey also showed that
14 percent of St. Johns County
employers plan to increase
their staffs in the same period,
which amounts to a 36 percent
net decrease.
That compares with the
same survey done a year ago,
when 27 percent of St. Johns
County employers surveyed
said they planned to raise staff
levels and 7 percent expected
to trim payrolls for the first
quarter of 2007.
Among businesses in Ponte
Vedra Beach, the largest private
employer the Ponte Vedra
Inn & Club will not be cut-
ting staff in the first quarter of
2008, according to the club's
human resources director.
"That's not going to be the
case with us," Mike Harris said.
in a telephone interview
Thursday.
"If anything we'll add more
staff," he said.
The slump may be a result of
the ailing housing market, said
Nick Sacia, executive director
of the St. Johns County


Chamber of Commerce.
"I'm not surprised by that
[survey result], because of our
dependence on the home
builders' market," Sacia said
Thursday during an interview.
"It affects real estate agents,
the mortgage industry, title
companies, banks that's a
lot of money to drop out of an
economy."
Employers in St. Johns
County that planned to reduce
staff early next year are in con-
struction, durable and non-
durable goods manufacturing,
transportation, public utilities,
finance, insurance, real estate
and services, according to a
news release from the St.
Augustine office of Manpower.
Employers in wholesale and
retail had mixed intentions,
while those in education and
public administrated said they
expect no change.
Sacia said the retail industry
and consumer spending in the
county are starting to feel the
ripple effects from the dismal
housing market.
Harris said he thinks the
Manpower hiring numbers for
the county are "a little high."
Sacia said one of the things
that could help the St. Johns
County job market in the
future is to do more to attract
new businesses to the area.
During a workshop Tuesday,
county commissioners dis-
cussed the prospect of increas-
ing the incentives offered to
qualifying companies.
The current proposal
includes expedited permitting,
tax exemptions, and the reduc-
tion of the county's impact
and water and sewer connec-
tion fees for qualifying compa-
nies.
"It's really important that we
send the message that we're
business -friendly,."


TOP EMPLOYERS IN ST. JOHNS COUNTY


Largest Employers in St.
Johns County

St. Johns County School District
Flagler Hospital
St. Johns County
U.S. Army National Guard
Northrop Grumman
Ponte Vedra Inn and Club
FL School for the Deaf and Blind
Tree of Life


PGA Tour/Tournament Players Club


Marriott at Sawgrass Resort
Hydro Aluminum
Vicar's Landing
Ring Power


Description of
Business/Services

Education
Private Healthcare Facility


4- -


Local Government
Army


Aircraft Manufacturing


t-I


Hotel/Resort


'1 1


Education for Handicapped
Health Food Distributor and
Corporate Headquarters


Professional Golf Events
Management/Golf Club
Hotel/Resbrt
Aluminum Fabrication
Retirement Communities


-I I-----


Heavy Equipment Sales and Repair


Number of
Employees

3,264
1,503


1,416
1,300


968


950


767
636


625


550
500
500


457


Information as of Oct. 17, 2007
Source: (www.stjohnscountychamber.com)


Commission Vice-chair Cyndi
Stevenson said.
"It's important that if there
are hurdles that are preventing
[attracting businesses], that we
smooth them out,' she said
Wednesday during an inter-
view.
More commercial interests in
the county could relieve the
tax burden on residential prop-


erties. On the current tax roll,
commercial properties make
up 11 percent of land uses.
Residential and other land uses
make up 89 percent.
Sacia said that the incentives
themselves are not very large,
but he said they are a signal to
companies that the communi-
ty supports business.
"If you want to do economic


development, you need incen-
tives," Sacia said.
He added that given the poor
economic climate and the
increasing global scope of com-
petition, the county should
take a more proactive approach
in attracting businesses.
"We don't want to rest on'
our laurels," he said.
Nationwide, of the 14,000


employers surveyed by
Manpower, 22 percent said
they expect to add to their pay-
rolls in the first quarter of
2008, while 12 percent said
they expect to reduce staff lev-
els.
Sixty percent said the expect
no change in the pace of hir-
ing, and 6 percent were unde-
cided.


Bird Island Park at library gets $25,00 WV boost


by CHUCK ADAMS
STAFF WRITER
Bird Island Park planned in
Ponte Vedra Beach got a
$25,000 boost this week from
Winn-Dixie, putting the park's
coffers above the $270,000
needed for county matching
funds.
The ecological park, which is
plarin'ed ehirid' the ''dif fe
VedfraBach\3ratlih Eibta Irfis
one of 11 charities that each
got the same amount from the
.Winn-Dixie Foundation
Tuesday in Jacksonville.
Virginia Simpson of Ponte
Vedra Beach, chairman of the
park's board, and board mem-
bers Mary Watson, Martha
Baker and Alyce Decker attend-
ed the check-presentation cere-
mony.
"It was humbling to me to
see what company we were in,"
Simpsoni said
in a telephone interview
Thursday.
"There were a lot of different
organizations. I'm very familiar
with daniel and Dreams Come
True. I stood there and looked
around, I was honored to be in
their company."
Simpson, who spearheaded
the park project years ago, said
many board members have
been involved since the begin-
ning.
"We feel we've been doing
this for our.community," she


said.
The official name of the park
is Ponte Vedra Beach Park at
Library Boulevard, Inc.,
Simpson said.
"We felt we needed to give it
a place," she said, "but every-
one will know it as Bird Island
Park."
The central spot in the
planned pajs .th ,Ar 4,J6o-,oJ
ery,ina,;the, pod-, between, the .
library and Fire Station No. 10.
A variety of birds migrate in


and out of the rookery each
year.
"Bird Island Park will be an
extension of the library," said
Simpson. "People can check
out books and go to the gazebo
behind the library. There will
be two more gazebos, lots of
benches, lots of shade trees. It
will be a 100 percent native
p ark ....': "',1 .. ... .
Although th e' park's board is
"just very excited about the
donation," they "still have


more fund-raising that needs to
be done to complete the park,"
Simpson said.
"We still have some pledges
and promises out there. We
have, by no means, completed
our fund-raising, since
$500,000 is still needed," she
said.
"We're working in conjunc-
tion with $'. Joh ns Co6ityti
build this park," said Simpson,.
adding that the hope is to have
groundbreaking in early spring.


photo SUBMITTED
Virginia Simpson of Ponte Vedra Beach (center) accepts a $25,000 donation from the Winn-Dixie
Foundation for Bird Island Park Tuesday in Jacksonville. Also pictured are Dave Henry (from left),
Mary Watson, Mark Sellers, Martha Baker, Alyce Decker, Connie Smith and Jacksonville Mayor
John Peyton.


Photo by STAFF
Georgia Sutton grinds grains and barley during the Bethlehem
Visit at Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church last weekend. The
members of the church volunteered to recreate the village of
Bethlehem as it appeared during the birth of Christ. The village
was open to visitors for three nights.





Jeffrey J. Sneed, P.A.


Administrator: Environment


deserves its own department


by GRAY ROHRER
STAFF WRITER

St. Johns County
Administrator Michael
,Wanchick has a plan to address
"a deficiency" in county gov-
ernment the lack of an envi-
ronmental department.
Speaking Monday at the St.
Johns County Civic
Association Roundtable meet-
ing, Wanchick announced his
plan to organize a department


dedicated solely to environ-
mental issues.
"St. Johns County has as
diverse a natural environment
as any county in Florida," he
said.
During an interview
Monday, Wanchick added that
the county's lack of an envi-
ronmental department "is a bit
of a deficiency in our approach
to good government."
He said that several counties
in Florida have successful envi-


ronmental agencies that make
significant contributions to the
general welfare.
"The environment is critical
to our quality of life and our
economy," Wanchick said.
He added that the plan for
the new department is in its
early stages, and the exact
functions of the department
are not known.
Wanchick did say, however,
that the St. Johns River would
be a main focus of the depart-


ment.
"Anything to do with the St.
Johns River is going to be high
priority," he said.
Rather than pull in new staff
members to create the depart-
ment, Wanchick said he hopes
to draw upon existing staff
members.
Wanchick said he plans to
submit his proposal for a new
environmental department to
County Commissioners some-
time after the New Year.


Programs at Carver Center to be priority

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said in his staff recommenda-
tion.
Paxson said this year's grant
application will request fund-
ing for all four of the city's
programs with priority fund-
ing for the Carver Center
recreation program and the
CAPE.
One full-time recreation
supervisor and two part time
recreation leaders will be
staffed year round at the
Carver Center at a projected


cost of $95,474.
A request for $132,232 will
be used to fund the salaries,
overtime and benefits for two
CAPE officers.
At a level two priority, a
total of $18,500 will be
requested to staff art, dance,
music and drama teachers,
assistants, workshops and
materials for the after school
program and summer camp at
the Carver Center.
The utility bill assistance


program will receive $20,000
as a level three priority.
"Now and in the future we
are probably never going to
get as much money in CDB
grants as we would like,"
Mayor Fland Sharp said.
"We are committed to these
projects and we will make it
work as long as we can but
the funding is going the
opposite way that we would
want it to."
The availability of commu-


nity development funds is
diminishing as the number of
newly designated urban
counties sharing in the enti-
tlement allocation continues
to rise.
City Manager George
Forbes will have the flexibili-
ty to vary the funding levels
of the proposed projects in
accordance with the priorities
to address variances in the
estimated funding by the city
of Jacksonville.


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December 19, 2007


POLICE BEAT


JACKSONVILLE BEACH
Petit theft was reported
Dec. 15 at Publix in the 600
block of Marsh Landing
Parkway. The victim told
police that her purse was
stolen from a grocery cart
while she was shopping. The
purse contained various bank
cards and $150 in cash.
* *
Burglary was reported Dec.
15 in the 500 block of 1st
Street N. Unknown suspects
jumped the fence at the fish-
ing pier and threw a picnic
table over the side. The table
was broken in several pieces.
and was found on the beach.
Cost to replace the table is
$100.
* *
Auto burglary was reported
Dec. 15 in the 300 block of
2nd Street N. The victim left
his vehicle parked overnight
and returned to find the rear
window smashed and a GPS
system and a bottle of
cologne missing. Loss esti-
mated at $.570.

Sheri Rene Vinson-Howard,
45, a transient, was arrested
Dec. 15 and charged with car-
rying a concealed weapon,
burglary of a dwelling in
which the suspect becomes
armed and dangerous, grand
theft of a firearm and a war-
rant for dealing in stolen
property in the first block of
Fairway Lane. police reported.
Police were dispatched to a


report of a suspicious person.
They made contact with
Vinson-Howard who initially
gave officers a false name
before providing them with
the correct information. The
barrel of a gun was visible
inside the defendant's bag
when she placed it on the
ground, police said. The gun
was loaded and- a box of bul-
lets, several pictures, pieces of
jewelry and papers with a
woman's name and an
address on Seagrape Lane
were also found in the bag. A
witness told police that a
woman matching Vinson-
Howard's description was
observed going through the
side gate at the property and
going into the backyard.
Police found the rear door
open. The victim was contact-
ed at work and confirmed to
police that the items in the
bag were stolen from her
home. Officers arresting
Vinson-Howard determined
.that she had an outstanding
warrant from 2006 fdr dealing
in stolen goods.
* *
Fraud was reported Dec. 16
in the 1100 block of 1st
Avenue N. The victim told
police that three unautho-
rized transactions had been
charged using personal bank
information in Ormond and
Flagler Beach.
* *
Grand theft of a motor
vehicle was reported Dec. 12


in the 200 block of 1st Street
S. A silver 2007 Mercedes
four-door valued at $60,000
was stolen by an unknown
suspect.
* *
George Raymond Ballis, 29,
of Ponte Vedra Beach was
arrested Dec. 12 and charged
with possession and purchase
of a controlled substance in
the 1000 block of Beach
Boulevard, according to a
police report. Police conduct-
ing a covert drug operation at
a convenience store
exchanged a piece of styro-
foam as crack cocaine with
Ballis for $20, the report said.

John Raymond Krivensky,
42, of Jacksonville was arrest-
ed Dec. 13 and charged with
burglary to an unoccupied
dwelling in the 1900 block of
Oak Grove Circle, according
to a police report. Krivensky
had an active warrant in St.
Johns County and turned
himself into police, the report
said.

Grand theft of a motor
vehicle was reported Dec. 14
in the 800 block of 1st
Avenue S. A beige 1995 Buick
Park Avenue valued at $2,500
was stolen from in front of
the victim's residence. The
victim told police that she
woke at 4 a.m. and her keys
were missing from her dresser
and the front door was wide
open. Police said the victim's


roommate was also missing at
the time of the incident.
* *
Rayshawn Leterrio Green,
27, of Jacksonville was arrest-
ed Dec. 17 and charged with
possession and sale of a con-
trolled substance in the 1600
block of 3rd Avenue N.,
according to a police report.
Police initiated a traffic stop
and after the driver attempted
to flee they found a plastic
bag in the defendant's boot
containing eight grams of
powder cocaine, the report
said.
* *
Aubree Lynn Leone, 22, of
Jacksonville Beach was arrest-
ed Dec. 17 and charged with
possession of a controlled
substance in the 800 block of
4th Avenue N., according to a
police report. Police stopped
Leone as she was walking in
the area at 1:53 a.m. and
determined that she was a
passenger in a vehicle that
tried to flee during a traffic
stop. The driver was .arrested
for possession of a controlled
substance. Police searched
Leone and found a rolled up
dollar bill in her wallet con-
taining powder cocaine, the
report said.
* *
Grand theft was reported
Dec. 15 in the 600 block of
Beach Blvd. A 77-year-old
woman told police that she
went into a store to buy gifts
and a woman who appeared


to be homeless kept offering
to help her. The victim said
she continually refused the
help but the suspect followed
her throughout the store
until another woman stepped
in. Police said when the vic-
tim left the store the suspect
hugged her and was observed
removing $345 in cash from
her pocket.

ATLANTIC BEACH
Burglary was reported on
Dec. 9 in the 15 block of
Atlantic Boulevard, 'according
to a police report. The vic-
tim's cell phone and $125 in
cash was stolen from her
vehicle, according to the
report.

NEPTUNE BEACH
Burglary was reported on
Dec. 15 in the 1100 block of
Seagate Avenue, according to
a police report.
* *
Burglary was reported on
Dec. 13 in the 2000 block of
Bay Road, according to a
police report. The front door
of the victim's residence was
forced open and a portable
safe, containing prescription
pills, electronics and cash was
stolen, according to the
report.
* *
Kristina M. Thompson, 21,
was arrested for burglary and
dealing in stolen property on
Dec. 12 in the 500 block of
Bay Street, according to a


police report.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH
A 16 year-old Nease High
student was suspended for
three days for scraping three
other students with a broken.
guitar pick on campus Friday,
according to a police. report
that characterized the stu-
dent's actions as "battery."
The parents of the victims did
not immediately file charges,
* *
A woman in the 100 block
of Cannon Court reported
Thursday that three pieces of
jewelry worth more than
S$16,000 were stolen from her
home, according to a police
report.
* *
A woman reported Sunday
that a laptop computer was
stolen from her home in the
1300 block of Ponte Vedra
Boulevard, according to a
police report.
* *
A purse containing cash
and other items worth more
than $425 was stolen from a
vehicle in the 200 block of
Odom Mills Boulevard
Sunday evening, according to
police.

A vehicle valued at $10,000
was stolen from a residence in
the 100 block of West End
Lane between Friday night
and Saturday morning,
according to a police report.


OBITUARIES


ANNE BRUZZESE EDWARDS


Anne Bruzzese Edwards died
December 13, 2007, surround-
ed by family and friends after a
valiant struggle against cancer.
She was born June 9, 1951 in
Huntington, W.Va. to Frank
and Lorena Bruzzese.
She graduated from the
University of Alabama,- where
she was a member of Alpha
Delta Pi. She received a second
master's degree from the
University of North Florida.
She worked for Duval County
Public Schools for 30 years as a
Speech/Language Pathologist
and as a Staffing Specialist in
Exceptional Student
Education.
She served the city of
Jacksonville well. She was a
member of the Junior League
of Jacksonville, having served
in several roles on its board of
directors, including chairman
of Jacksonville Jubilation. She
also was a member of the
Women's Board of Wolfson
Children's Hospital. She was an
active member and former
president of the local
University of Alabama Alumni
Association.
Her love was shared with
many, including her book club,
"Eaters Digest"; her Bunco
group and her celebrations
with the "Birthday Girls." She


loved coming up with innova-
tive ideas for her gourmet
group.
In addition to her parents,
she is survived by her husband,
Dr. Charles M. Edwards, Jr.;
their daughter, Claire Elizabeth
Edwards; brother, Frank
(Georganne) Bruzzese; sister-in-
law, Laura (Tony) Coscia;
nephews and nieces,
Dominick, Gianna, Joseph,
Dante and Giuliana; mother-
in-law, Hazel Edwards; brother-
in-law, Jack (Dottie) Edwards
and their children, Lance
(Renee) and Kathy; and special
aunt, Anne Rogers. She was
preceded in death by her
brother Dominic.
A Mass of Christian Burial
was celebrated December 17 in
Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church, Jacksonville,
with 'Monsignor Joseph
Lamonde as Celebrant.
Inurnment will be held in
Oaklawn Cemetery at a later
date.
Her husband and daughter
would like to thank everyone
for their love and support,
especially Dr. Unni Thomas,
his staff and Community
Hospice of Northeast Florida.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.


MICHAEL PATRICK FERRY


Michael Patrick Ferry, 46,
died December 12, 2007. He
was born December 26, 1960
in Salem, Ohio.
He moved to Florida in
1984, was employed by
Braddock Construction
Company and was a member
of St. Patrick's Church. He was
a hard worker, passionate
about his yard work, an avid
sports fan and was strong and
helpful to others. He loved to
shop and could not stay out of
Wal-Mart. A man so sweet in
life, he shall live forever in the
hearts of lives he touched, the
family said.


He was a gentle giant and
loving father, and his son was
his heart, said the family. He is
survived by his parents, JoAnn
Bingham Ferry and Gerald
Ferry; wife, Hollie Ferry; son,
Austin Michael Ferry; brother,
Steve W. (Mellisa) Ferry; and
sister, Shelly Ann.
A memorial service was held
December 17 in the chapel of
Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, with the Rev. Gary
Smith officiating.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.


JANE JUSTICE HALL


Jane Justice Hall, 58, a
cherished mother, grand-
mother, sister and nurse,
died December 14, 2007.
She is survived by her
daughter, Jennifer Hall, and
her partner, Kristen Narlow;
daughter, Alyson Hall King
and her husband, Lawrence
King; grandson, L.J.; and
her brother, Joseph Justice,
and his wife, Eileen Justice.
A Memorial Service to cel-
ebrate her life was held


December 18 in Quinn-
Shalz Family Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.
In liei of flowers, the
family requests donations
in her memory be made to
the American Cancer
Society, Duval Unit, 1430
Prudential Dr.,
Jacksonville, FL 32207.
Services under the direc-
tion of Quinn-Shalz Family
Funeral Home, Jacksoville
Beach.


GARDNER H. 'TOM' GREEN JR.


Gardner H. "Tom" Green
Jr., 67, longtime resident of
the Jacksonville Beaches,
died December 16, 2007. He
was born in New York, N.Y.
and lived in Philadelphia, Pa.
during his early teens.
He moved to the
,Jacksonville Beaches in the
mid-1950s, serving in the
American Red Cross
Lifesaving Corps and gradu-
ating from Duncan U.
Fletcher High School in
1958.
-After his graduation from
Davidson College in 1962,
where he was a member of
Kappa Sigma Fraternity, he
served a two-year active duty
tour in the U.S. Army Signal
Corps, stationed in Germany.
Upon his honorable dis-
charge as a First Lieutenant,
he began a 15-plus-year
career in sales for clothing
manufacturers, then moved
to the U.S. Postal Service,
where he retired in 2002.
A longtime devout
Christian; he was a former
member of Christ the
Redeemer Church in Palm
Valley and its mission church
at World Golf Village in St.
Augustine. He recently
joined the Anglican Beaches
Church in Neptune Beach.
His passion in his retire-
ment years was serving as a
volunteer with various heal-


ing ministries, which took
him to San Antonio, Tex.,
Brooklyn, N.Y., Franklin,
Tenn. and Thomaston, Ga.,
then back to his hometown
at the Beaches. He was an
avid sports fan and loved
music.
He was preceded in death
by his parents, Christine
Thompson Green .and
Gardner H. Green Sr.
Survivors include his sister,
Elizabeth Green "Betsy"
McElaney, Tampa, Fla.;
brother, John T. Green
(Emily), Atlantic Beach;
nephews, T.J. McElaney Jr.,
Land O' Lakes, Fla., J.
Thompson Green Jr.,
Houston, Tex. and Marshall
M. Green, Columbia, S.C.;
nieces, Christine Green
Harris, Atlanta, Ga. and
Kendall E. Green,
Tallahassee, Fla.
Funeral services and inter-
ment will begin at 11 a.m.
December 20 at the Pcnte
Vedra Valley Funeral Home
and Cemetery, 4750 Palm
Valley Road.
In lieu of flowers, memori-
als may be made to the
Anglican Beaches Church,
c/o Neptune Baptist Church,
407 Third Street North,
Neptune Beach, FL 32266 or
Christian Healing Ministries,
Inc., P.O. Box 9520,
Jacksonville, FL 32208.


RAPHAEL 'RAY' RODRIGUES


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Raphael (Ray) Rodrigues,
86, died December 16, 2007
in his winter home in
Atlantic Beach. He was born
January 28, 1921 in Ludlow,
Mass. to Emilia and Manuel
Rodrigues.
An avid soccer player, he
played professionally for
Ludlow Lusitano of the
American Soccer League in
the pre-World War II years
while also working as a fore-
man for Ludlow Mills and as
a greenskeeper at.
Whippoorwill Country Club
with his father and brother
Candido. World War II
came, and the U.S. Army
drafted him into service in
1942.
He became a member of
the famed 639th AAA
Battalion, with which he
achieved the rank. of
Sergeant. His unit fought in
the Battle of the Bulge, cap-
tured the bridge at Remagen
and liberated the concentra-
tion camp at Buchenwald,
among its recorded accom-
plishments.
After the war he returned
to Ludlow, where he met his
wife of 55 years and started
a family. He began a career
in Real Estate, Insurance
and Development, in which
he stayed until his retire-
ment in 1993.
He was an avid golfer who
achieved the nickname
"Iceman" for his scratch
handicap status and com-


petitive spirit.
He involved himself in
everything: coaching youth
sports, Ludlow Hospital-
Board of Directors; Ludlow
Country Club-Board 'of
Directors, Catholic
Charities, member of Our
Lady of Sacred Heart
Church, Development and
Construction Committee of
"'Saint'.-Catherirtn of Sienna;
Churc h, F Finance and'
Building committees for
Our Lady of Fatima Church,
consulted with the
Springfield, Mass. judicial
court system as a Portuguese
'translator, was a counselor
and sponsor to the, vast
Portuguese immigrant pop-
ulation in the Pioneer
Valley.
He is survived by his chil-
dren, Linda, Judy, Pete and
his wife, Marjorie; grand-
children, Carrie and her
husband, John, CJ, Nikki,
Doug, Mitchell, Danny, Eric,
Bryan and Brooke; great-
grandchildren, Alexander
and Patricia-Ann. (expected
in May 2008); sisters, Dio
Linda Costa and her
husband, August, and Clara
Rodrigues; brother, Candido
Rodrigues; as well as many
devoted nieces and
nephews. He was preceded
in death by wife of 55 years,
Patricia; his mother, Emilia
De Jesus Rodrigues; father,
Manual Rodrigues; brother,
Victor Peter Rodrigues; and
sister, Mary Pasco.
Memorial. services and a
celebration of his life will be
determined at a later date.
Any contributions may be
made in his name to the
Ludlow Boys and Girls Club,
91 Claudias Way, Ludlow,
MA 01056. The family
requests that the
Guestbook@www.Jacksonvil
le.tom be signed.
Services under the direc-
ton of Quinn-Shalz Family
Funeral Home, Jacksonville
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TEACHER OF THE YEAR


JOHN
HARDEBECK
COLUMNIST


Manatee

mortality

continues

They're so ugly,
they're beautiful. I'm
referring to manatees.
Womanatees, too.
Hey, not all of those lov-
able aquatic mammals are
male. There are lots of
mamas and sisters and
aunts among them.
After all, according to
legend, sailors, who had
probably been at sea too
long and/or had poor
vision, thought they were
mermaids. Also, they're
sometimes called "sea
cows."
Right now, Florida's
members of this harmless
species are no doubt gath-
ered in certain of our
state's fresh water springs,
enjoying the relatively
warm water and munching
on underwater plant life.
They were in the news
recently, when the state
Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
announced that a decision
to down-list them from
"endangered" to "threat-
*',d" was pending.
.ibsequentiy, the '
change was deferred for
additional study, a happy
outcome for the many
manatee admirers.
Concurrently, the Save the
Manatee Club (Internet
web site www.savethem-
anatee.org) advertised,
"Adopt a Manatee this
Holiday Season," a
unique Christmas gift.
Adoptive "parents," for a
$25 fee, get a photo of
,their chosen one along
with a biography, etc., but
not the animal itself, of
course.
My first personal experi-
ence with a manatee took
place at Crystal River
Spring. After my YMCA
final exam for scuba diver
certification, I was snorkel-
ing in the'river, and spot-
ted an enormous "being"
down below.
SI had never seen a mana-
tee before, and, since the
river flows into the shark-
infested Gulf of Mexico, I
skedaddled back to the
dock. I was both relieved
and embarrassed when our
instructor told me what it
was, adding "They eat
weeds, not people."
Afterward, I spotted
them elsewhere and even
swam with some in the
Florida Keys, being careful
to avoid harassing the gen-
tle giants. The humongous
but mild-mannered, vege-
tarian beasts have a big
appetite. My late wife and
I had fun hand-feeding.
them lettuce leaves, which
they obviously savor.
They'll nuzzle your leg
with their whiskery mug.
A major cause of mana-
tee mortality is collisions
with boats (since these
mammals must surface to
breathe). That still hap-
pens, notwithstanding all
the protective measures
taken, including low boat-
speed requirements.
So how to truly save our
monstrous friends? Maybe
eliminate the boat hazard.
If the state would round
up the 3,000-plus herd,
those of us who have
swimmingg pools could
have an adoptee manatee
put in and feed it appro-
priate yard cuttings.
Another idea of mine
that should have equal
appeal is my proposed
solution for global warm-
ing: Numerous earth-orbit-
ing air conditioners.


FROM CONTRIBUTOR
Beaches Fine Arts Series
(BFAS) will host its first
annual March Music
Madness Fundraiser.
The event includes an art
contest, challenging artists
throughout the community
to create a sculptural musical
instrument using any materi-
al or medium.
Artists could win awards in.
one of five categories: Best in
show ($300); Most creative
use of materials ($200);
Sounds the closest to a real
instrument ($150); Smallest
($150) and Student under
age of 19 ($100).
Instruments must produce
sound, can be no larger than
5 feet by 3 feet and must
weigh less than 50 pounds.
While there is no charge to
enter the contest, each
instrument must be donated
to BFAS to be auctioned at
the BFAS March Music
Madness fund raiser.
In turn, each artist will
receive two free tickets to the
event, to be held Saturday,
March 1, from 6:30-10:00
p.m. at the Wilson Center
for the Arts on FCCJ's South
Campus.
The fund raiser is open to
the public. Tickets are $75
per person. Proceeds from
the auction will support the
eight free performances of
world class music, theater,
dance and art, as'well as the
educational outreach pro-
grams that BFAS brings to
the community each year.
The, deadline for entries is
4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15.
Entries should be delivered
to the BFAS office at 416 ,


photo by JENNIFER KNOECHEL
James Prater (seated center) grew up in Mayport and graduated from Fletcher High School.




Former social worker



finds home at Seabreeze


by JENNIFER KNOECHEL
STAFF WRITER
James Prater is not your
typical teacher.
He admits he was a terrible
student while growing up in
Mayport.
But he hopes his fourth
grade class at Seabreeze
Elementary School will learn -
fr6nom te lessons he lea ned
the hard way.
His connection with stu-
dents is one of the reasons
he is the teacher of year at
Seabreeze Elementary.
"I think a lot of teachers
were good students and
that's why they became
teachers, but I'm the cau-
tionary tale," Prater said.
"I was a terrible student, so
I can connect with the kids
who are not so great of stu-
dents and hopefully make
them realize how important
-it is."
Every year teachers and
staff in Duval County public
schools are asked to nomi-
nate and vote for teacher of
the year to represent their
school in the district and
state Teacher of the Year
Recognition Program.
Seabreeze Principal
William Dutter said Prater is
"animated, has a .sense of


photo by JENNIFER KNOECHEL
Prater and his wife,
Rebecca, who teaches third
grade at Seabreeze.

humor and dedicated."
"He's great with the kids
and he's fun to be around,"
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Dutter added. "He's intelli-
gent and just a great guy."
Prater is a-Fletcher High
School graduate who took
classes at a Florida
Community College of
Jacksonville before enrolling
at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He earned a communica-


tons degree at UNC and was
as a social worker for several
\ears before going back to:
college to pursue a degree in
education.
He earned a master's
degree in education from the
University of North Florida
in 2004.
This is Prater's fourth year
Sof -teaching at,:Seabreeze, ra,
J'desigiated "A"'sc: ool by the.
Florida Department of
Education since 2001.
Prater's wife, Rebecca,
teaches third grade at
Seabreeze. They live in the
WXest Beaches with their chil-
dren, Jake. 5, and Grace, 7
months.
"(Getting calls at 2 a.m. as a
social worker was not con-
ducive to family life," Prater
said.
"My wife was a teacher
and thought I would like it
and she was right."
Prater and his wife both
grew up at the Beaches.
Rebecca attended San Pablo.
Elementary and Prater
attended Finegan
Elementary.
They both attended
Fletcher High, but didn't
meet until a friend intro-


See PRATER, A-10


Beaches Fine Arts Series to

hold March '08 fund raiser


photo submitted
Flutist R..Carlos Nakai.per-
forms at 3:30 p.m. Sunday,.
Jan. 6, as part of the Beaches
Fine Arts Series.
12th Ave. N., Jacksonville
Beach. Artists should call
270-1771 to make sure some-
one is at the office to receive
the entry.
Since 1972, the BFAS has
been bringing world class
music, theatre, dance and art
to the North Florida commu-
nity, offering.eight free per-
formances annually and sup-
porting local educational
outreach activities in an
effort to encourage participa-
tion in and appreciation of
the arts.
For more information
about the series or the con-
test, visit www.beachesfin-
earts.org or contact Kathy
Wallis at 270-1771 or at
beachesfinearts@aol.com.


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Photo SUBMITTED
The Sassy Tappers of the Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center
performed Dec. 15 in Thomasville, Ga., as the featured enter-
tainers for Thomasville's "Victorian Christmas" weekend. The
eventwas held at the Thomasville Cultural Center. The Tappers
are under the direction of choreographer Patty Zipperer.


Mauti's 11th annual Cookie Exchange a holiday tradition


by KATHY NICOLETTI
COLUMNIST
Tracy Mauti and many
of her friends gathered
last Saturday at Mauti's
West Beaches home for a
Cookie Exchange, an annual
event hosted by Mauti for
the past 11 years.
The tradition dates to;a
"baking day" that Mauti' and
one of her friends held when
their children were babies.
It was a good way for the
young mothers to prepare
for the holidays and still
enjoy time with each other.
and the babies, Mauti said.
As their children grew, the
"baking day" became a night
out for the young mothers
and their friends. The added
bonus of the Cookie
Exchange was returning
home with several dozen
cookies selected from the
variety of cookies brought by
other guests.
SOriginally inspired by her
grandmother, who Mauti
said was a "great baker,"
Mauti has been baking
bread, cakes, and cookies,
and making gingerbread
houses for many years. She
and her husband Bob have
two children and Mauti also
bakes and decorates family
birthday cakes.
For the Cookie Exchange,


Mauti tries to keep every-
thing as simple as possible
for her guests so that every-
one can relax and enjoy
themselves during this busy
time of year.
She asks everyone to bring
four dozen cookies along
with a container that they
will fill with cookies. Then,
no one needs to spend the
time to pre-wrap cookies
before coming.
The party is always sched-
uled close enough to
Christmas so that the cook-
ies will still be fresh for serv-
ing on Christmas Day, said
Mauti.
The event has grown,
along with the children, to
include any of the husbands
or children who wish to
attend. This year's menu, in
addition to the cookies,
included a brunch buffet.
The centerpiece for the
brunch table was a ginger-
bread sleigh decorated and
built by Mauti and her
daughter, Lily.
The cookies the guests


bring are always different
every year, said Mauti. In
past years, the variety has
included biscotti, decorated
ginger men, slice and bake
cookies, and seven kinds of
chocolate chip cookies
which were all different.
Mauti asks everyone to e-
mail their cookie recipe to
her a few days before the
party so that she can put
together a booklet of all the
recipes for everyone to take
home with them.
Ginger Creams are spicy
and rich with frosting. Toffee
Crunch Cookies are filled
with candy bits and coconut.
Eggnog Cookies are made
with eggnog and nutmeg.
SChocolate Crinkles are rolled
in powdered sugar, and
Butter Pecan Turtle Bars are
topped with homemade
caramel and chocolate chips.

The following are the recipes
for a few of the cookies at this
year's Cookie Exchange.

Ginger Creams
(Tracy Mauti)

one-quarter cup soft short-
ening
one-half cup granulated


See RECIPES, A-10


Photo by KATHY NICOLETTI
Hostess Tracy Mauti (center) and guests, Becky Schumann
(right) and her daughter Erica Ashmore (left) share in the holi-
day festivities at the annual Cookie Exchange.


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The Corbitts


Catherine A. Mitchell of Atlantic Beach was sworn into the Florida Bar by her father, Circuit Judge Charles O. Mitchell Jr. on Sept.
20, 2007. Ms. Mitchell graduated from Stetson University School of Law and has a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida. Wilma and Bruce Corbitt will
She is a 2001 graduate of Fletcher High School. She is employed as an.assistant state attorney with the 4th Judicial Circuit in celebrate their 50th wedding
Jacksonville. anniversary on Friday, Dec. 14,
with a family cruise.
The couple were married
Dec. 14, 1957 in Marshall,
Wisc. She is the former Wilma
.. Heiman of Marshall. She
retired from the Social Security
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of service.
Mr. Corbitt is originally from
Homerville, Ga. He -retired
from the city of Jacksonville
Beach as-the city clerk.
The couple have four chil-
dren, Johnny and Steve Corbitt
and Cheryl Palmer and Staci
Hunter. They have eight grand-
children.






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photo submitted
Anita Hechanova celebrated her 100th birthday Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, with a brunch at the Marina Village in San Diego. More than
90 friends and family attended, including her daughter Dorothy Gajo of Neptune Beach and granddaughters Valerie Gajo Russell of
Jacksonville Beach and Lorie Gajo Covert of Atlantic Beach.


Jeremy Clayton Powers gradu-
ated Saturday, Dec. 15, from
the University of Central
Florida with a bachelor's
degree in marketing. He is a
2003 graduate of The
Providence School.


FOR THE SENIORS


Art for Seniors
The Cultural Center at Ponte
Vedra Beach, in partnership
with St. Johns County Council
on Aging, offers "Healthy
Minds, Healthy Bodies," a com-
plimentary arts programs that
ends Dec. 19 at The Players
Community Senior Center.
The program is free for under-
served seniors 60 and over. For
information, contact Vicki Van
Horn at 280-3233.

Especially for Seniors Talks
& Tea
"Art as Therapy" will be the
subject Dec. 19-20 at the
Cummer Museum, where seat-
ed gallery talks for seniors
begin both days at 1:30 p.m.
Receptions will immediately
follow each presentation.
Seating is limited, and pre-reg-
istration is required. Call 904-
355-0630 to register. The cost
for members and non-mem-
bers alike is $6.

COA Film Festival
A variety of films are offered
at the Coastal Community
Center, 180 Marine St., St.
Augustine. All films are shown
on wide screen, with caption-
ing courtesy of the St. Johns
Cultural Council.
*Dec. 20 offers Dinner and a
Movie, "It's A Wonderful
Life," from 4:30-7:30 p.m. The
cost, $10 per person, includes
beverages with dinner.
*Jan. 3 features an after-
noon matinee, "Bridge To
Terabithia," from 1-3:30 p.m.
The cost, $5 per person,
includes snacks and beverages.
*Jan. 16, dinner and a
movie, "Ratatouille," 4:30-7:30
p.m. $10 per person includes
dinner and beverages.
*Feb. 7, afternoon matinee,
"Hairspray," 1-3:30 p.m. $5 per
person includes snacks and
beverages.
*Feb. 21, dinner and a
movie, "Blood Diamond," 4:30-
7:30 p.m. $10 per person


includes dinner and beverages.
*March 6, afternoon mati-
nee, "Amazing Grace," 1-3:30
p.m. $5 per person includes
snacks and beverages.
*March 20, dinner and a
movie, "Bourne Ultimatum,"
4:30-7:30 p.m. $10 per person
includes dinner and beverages.
Call 904-209-3700 for
details.

Monday Movie Matinees
Every Monday, the Neptune
Beach Senior Activity Center
serves popcorn, candy and a
soda for $2 to go along with
Monday Movie Matinee
Madness. Call 270-1688 for
details.

Players Community Senior
Center
The Players Community
Senior Center, 175 Landrum
Lane, Ponte Vedra Beach, will
be closed Dec. 24, Dec. 25 and
Jan. 1 in observance of the
Christmas and New Year's holi-
days. On Dec. 27, a New Year's
Party is scheduled at the 'cen-
ter. Also that day, a December
birthday celebration will be
held, complete with cake, ice
cream and a 50/50 drawing.
Barbara Sarvis teaches an art
class from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Dec. 28. And beginning Jan. 7
and continuing each Monday
from 1-2 p.m, the center offers
a series of classes entitled
"Enjoyment of Music." Gerson
Yessin will be the instructor.
Yessin made his debut as a
pianist at the age of 17 with
Arthur Fiedler and the Boston
Pops Orchestra. He has been a
soloist with a host of other
major orchestras. Call 280-
3233 for information.

New Intermediate Tap
Starting Jan. 7, Intermediate
Tap by Jane will be offered at
the Neptune Beach Senior
Activity Center from 10-10:45
a.m. Call Jane at 241-0432 for
required registration.


Computer Classes at Senior
Center
*Senior Computer Classes:
The Neptune Beach Senior
Activity Center offers comput-
er classes for seniors Jan. 8-24.
Beginning Computers is sched-
uled Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., while
Intermediate Computer Class,
including Microsoft Word, is
scheduled the same days from
1-3 p.m.
*Introduction to Digital
Cameras: Introduction to
Digital Cameras is scheduled
Wednesday from .11 a.m.-1
p.m. Jan. 9-23. Attendees are
asked to bring their own cam-
eras, fresh batteries, power
cords and instruction manuals.
The senior center furnishes
computers for downloading
and Internet access, as well as a
textbook.
*Shop Victoriously: An Ebay
class is scheduled Jan. 9-23
from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday.
This is a step-by-step class on
the process of selling an item
on Ebay. All participants are
required to have an established
e-mail account and credit card.
Focus will be on selling a small
item at auction on Ebay.com.
All computer classes are $40,
including a textbook. Call the
senior enter at 270-1688 to
reserve a seat.

Beginning Bridge
Beginners Bridge Class will
be offered for five weeks begin-
ning Jan. 8 through Feb. 5.
from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday at the
Neptune Beach Senior Activity
Center. Master Bridge Player
Peggy Higginbotham teaches
the course. Registration is
required. The Senior Activity
Center can be reached by call-
ing 270-1688.

UNF OLLI Classes
The University of North
Florida Osher LifeLong
Learning Institute begins class-
es at the Neptune Beach Senior


Activity Center in January.
Class selections will include
"Memoires," "Reinventing
Yourself" and "Yoga." Details
will be released soon.

Ballroom Dancing
Ballroom Dancing is offered
at 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday
at the Beaches Senior Center,
281 19th Avenue S.,
Jacksonville Beach. The cost is
$5. For information, call 241-
3796.

Gentle Yoga
The Neptune Beach Senior
Activity Center offers yoga
Monday from 7-8:30 p.m.,
Tuesday from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
and Wednesdays from 10-
11a.m. Mats, pillows, blocks,
music and instructors are sup-
plied. No reservations are
required.

Beaches Senior Center
The Beaches Senior Center,
281 19th Ave. S., Jacksonville


Beach, has different programs
each day. On an on-going
basis, Uno cards is played at
8:30 a.m. each week day.
Bridge is played from 9 a.m.-12
p.m. Tuesday and 1-4 p.m.
Thursday. Ceramics is offered
at 9 a.m. Monday-Wednesdays,
and Bingo is played at 10 a.m.
each week day, except
Thursday, when it starts at 9:30
a.m. Exercise classes are offered
at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, and beach walks are
taken at 9 a.m. Monday-Friday.
There's a bridge class at 1 p.m.
Tuesday. Computer classes are
offered at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Monday, and Mah Jongg is
played from. 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Thursday. A Line Dancing
Class is offered at 1:30 p.m.
Monday. Word puzzles/trivia
and the treadmill are available
every day. UNF nursing stu-
dents visit the center Tuesday.
Lunch reservations must be
made in advance.


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Neptune Beach
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The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader


December 19, 2007


Education


Prater: Seabreeze Elem.


Cont. from A-8
duced them when he was
home in Jacksonville during a
break from college.
While in college Prater also
had several plays published
and uses his writing skills to
help his fourth grade stu-
dents prepare for the writing
portion of the FCAT.
"Writing is my thing so I
enjoy helping the kids with
their writing," Prater said.
Prater plans, to pursue a
Ph.D in education and hopes


to one day teach on the col-
lege level.
"I'm still learning, but I feel
like there is a big disconnect
between what they are telling
you teaching is like and what
it's really like," Prater said.
"I don't put on any fronts. I
am myself and I talk to the
kids the way I like to be
talked to. It's the simple les-
sons like respecting one
another that are going to
help them through life."


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photo submitted
Carole Holliday, who is celebrating her 25th year at Beaches Academy in Jacksonville Beach, held reindeer games and songs last
Friday. The voluntary Pre-K classes sang carols and visited residents of Harbor Chase Assisted Living Community.


'MR. UGLY'



Photo submitted
The winners of the
2008 "Mr. Ugly"
Contest at Fletcher
High School are, from
left, Chris Cadigan
secondd runner-up),
Adam Hansford (third
runner-up), David
Kidder ("Mr. Ugly"),
Matt Billman (fourth
runner-up and Mr.
Congeniality), Shane
Reilly-Rogers (fourth
runner-up). Not pic-
tured: Austin Sherrill
(first runner-up).


Recipes: Bennett's Butter Pecan Turtle Cookies


Cont. from A-8
sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp. ginger
one-half tsp. cloves
three-quarters cup pow-
dered sugar
1 tsp. milk or cream
one-half cup molasses
one-half cup hot water
one-half tsp. salt
one-half tsp. nutmeg
one-half, tsp. cinnamon
one-qiarter tsp. vanilla

Cream together shorten-
ing, granulated sugar, egg,
and molasses. Dissolve soda
in hot water; add to creamed
mixture. Mix together flour,
salt, ginger, nutmeg, cloves,
and cinnamon. Add to
creamed mixture. Chill
dough.
Preheat oven to 400
degrees. Drop rounded tea-
spoonfuls about 2 inches
apart on lightly greased bak-
ing sheet. Bake until set,
when touched lightly with
finger no imprint remains
(about 7-8 minutes).
Blend together powdered
sugar, vanilla, and cream
until easy to spread. While
cookies are slightly warm,
frost. Makes about 4 dozen.

Toffee Crunch Cookies
(Becky Schumann)

2 cups flour
one-quarter tsp. baking
soda
one-quarter tsp. salt
1 cup butter softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup oatmeal
1 10 oz. bag toffee candy
bits
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sweetened flake
coconut
1 cup chopped whole
skinned almonds

Preheat oven to 350
degrees. Cream together the
butter, sugar, and vanilla.
Beat the eggs slightly, then
add to the butter mixture
and mix well. Sift flour, salt,*


photo by KATHY NICOLETTI
Tracy Mauti prepares a variety of brunch dishes to serve at this
year's Cookie Exchange.


and baking soda; then add
slowly to the moist ingredi-
ents and mix thoroughly.
Mix in the toffee bits, oat-
meal, coconut, and nuts.
Drop dough by the tea-
spoonful onto an ungreased
cookie sheet and bake for 15
minutes.

Eggnog Cookies
(Elaine Woo)

1 tsp. baking powder
one-half tsp. nutmeg
three-quarters cup butter
2 egg yolks
two and one-quarter cups
flour
one-half tsp. cinnamon
one and one-quarter cups
sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
one-half cup eggnog
1 T nutmeg

Preaheat oven to 300
degrees.
Mix flour, baking powder,
cinnamon, and half tea-
spoon of nutmeg; set aside.
Cream together butter and
sugar. Add eggnog, vanilla,
and egg yolks until smooth.


Add in flour mixture, beat
until smooth. Drop by
rounded teaspoons onto
ungreased cookie sheet.
Sprinkle with nutmeg. Bake
23-25 minutes until bottoms
are light brown

Chocolate Crinkles
(Erica Ashmore)

three-quarters cup melted
butter
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
6 oz. mini-semisweet
chocolate chips
three quarters cup pow-
dered sugar
one-half cup unsweetened
cocoa powder
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking powder
one-half tsp. salt

In a large bowl, mix
together the melted butter,
cocoa powder, and sugar.
Whisk in the eggs and vanil-
la extract. In a medium size
bowl, stir together the flour,
baking powder, baking soda,
and salt. Use a large spoon


to slowly add the dry ingre-
dients to the chocolate mix-
ture. Stir in the chips.
Refrigerate the dough for 2
hours.
Heat the oven to 350
degrees. Form the dough
into 1-inch balls, then roll
them in confectioners' sugar.
Bake the cookies on an
ungreased baking sheet for
10 minutes. Set the baking
sheet on a wire rack for 5
minutes, then lightly dust
the cookies with confection-
ers' sugar. Transfer the cook-
ies directly onto the rack to
cool. Makes 4 dozen.

Butter Pecan Turtle
Cookies
(Terri Berinett)

Crust:
2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
one-half cup butter, soft-
ened
1 cup pecan pieces
1 tsp. salt

Caramel Layer:
2 cups butter
one and one-half cups
brown sugar
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate
chips
Preheat oven to 350
degrees. In a large mixing
bowl, combine all crust
ingredients except pecans.
Beat at medium speed, scrap-
ing bowl often, until well
mixed and particles are fine
(2-3 minutes). Press on bot-
tom of 13x9 inch baking
pan. Sprinkle pecans evenly
over unbaked crust.
In a one-quart saucepan,
combine butter and brown
sugar, stirring constantly
until entire surface of mix-
ture begins to boil. Boil one
minute, stirring constantly.
Pour evenly oven pecans and
crust.
Bake 18 to 22 minutes or
entire caramel layer is bub-
bly. Remove from oven.
Immediately sprinkle with
chocolate chips; allow to
melt slightly (2-3 minutes).
Swirl chips leaving some
whole for a marbled effect.
Cool completely and cut
into bars.


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Alex Smith of Fletcher Middle School and Caroline Snowden of;
Landrum Middle School won the Knights of Columbus spelling
Bee at the Jacksonville Beach Lodge on Nov. 13. They compet-
ed in and won the District Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee on
Dec. 8 in Fernandina Beach. Alex won the 5th/6th grade com-
petition with the word embroidery and Caroline's winning word
for the 7th/8th grade bee was incarcerate. They will now move.
on to the Regional Knights of Colombus Spelling Bee in late
January.


SFOR THE KIDS


DECEMBER AT ADVEN-
TURE LANDING
Adventure Landing, 1944
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville
Beach, has a variety of
December activities scheduled:
STeddy Bear Toy Drive
through Dec. 19: For every
stuffed animal purchased from
Adventure Landing's Teddy
Bear Factory, Adventure
Landing will donate a brand
new stuffed animal to Toys for
Tots.
*The 12 Days of Christmas
Dec. 20-31: Each day
Adventure Landing offers a.
daily special on, attractions in
celebration of the holidays.
, '*Gator Bowl M 'et'nd Gr'et.:.'.'
On Dec.' 26 and"28, from 3-5
p.m., players from the teams
meeting in the Gator Bowl will
be competing at Adventure
Landing in miniature golf,
laser tag and go-karts.
*Noon Year's Eve Dec. 31:
From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., kids 12
and under can enjoy an All-U-
Can-Play go-karts, miniature
golf and laser tag for only $10
per person. At noon, in cele-
bration of the new year, all
kids can participate in a bal-
loon drop, and all balloons are
filled with prizes.

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 pres-
ents will be created. Call 280-
0614 for times and costs.
Holiday Advanced Art
Workshops will be offered for


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December 19, 2007 SPO RTS


Inside
* Fishing Leader
* More Nease football
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Panthers fall short of championship


By JOHNNY WOODHOUSE
ASSOCIATE EDITOR
ORLANDO Nease High
knew it had its hands full
when it took on nationally
ranked Booker T. Washington
High in Saturday's Class 4A
state championship football
game.
Not only were the unbeaten
Tornadoes (14-0) a team to be
reckoned with on the grid-
iron, the Miami-based football
squad featured a host of play-
ers who helped Washington
claim a share of the 3A state
track title last May in Winter
Park.
Serior wide receivers
Brandon Harris and Devon
Johnson, who combined for
10 receptions for 155 yards in
the 23-15 victory over Nease,
ran legs of Washington's state
championship 4x400-meter
relay team last spring.
Harris (1:57 seconds) also
won the 800 meters and
anchored the Tornadoes' state
runner-up 4x800 relay.
Johnson (21.4) was the state
runner-up in the 200-meter
dash.
Sophomore tailback
Eduardo Clements (133 all-
purpose yards, 3 touchdowns)
placed 12th in the long jump.
Senior defensive backs Kenny
Smith, Natturner Harris and
Rennie Carty, senior wideout
Ben Hyppolite and junior DB
Jamal Forrest also compete for
the Tornadoes in track.
"Knowing [Nease] would be
a little bit bigger than us, we
were going to use our speed
and quickness to put us in a
position to be successful," Tim
Harris, Washington's head
coach, said after Saturday's
title game, played in front of
an announced crowd of more
than 6,000.
"We wanted to put our guys
in one-on-one matchups and
hit them with passes in


space."
Tim Harris
knows a little
something
about speed.
His eldest
son, Tim Jr.,
set the state
800-meter
record in
2004 in a
time of 1:49.
"They
spread you
out and get
the ball out
quickly and
short to their
athletes in
the open
field," said


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Photos by ROB DeANGELO
Nease High quarterback Ted Stachitas (16) is tackled by Miami Washington defenders Winston Fraser (32), Gerald Taylor (99), Kambrell Willis (50) during last
Saturday's Class 4A state championship game at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. The Tornadoes defeated the Panthers, 23-15, to capture their first-ever state title..


at halftime. Andrew Barnes


They spread you out
and get the ball out quick-
ly and short to their ath-
letes in the open field.
And they were so fast
and elusive, we couldn't
tackle them.



---Craig Howard
Panthers head coach


Nease head coach Craig
Howard after Saturday's game.
"And they were so fast and
elusive, we couldn't tackle
them."
Washington jumped out to
an early 9-0 lead and led 23-7


had a 21-yard
TD reception
in the first
quarter off a
bubble screen.
A play
emblematic of
Washington's
explosiveness
on offense
came midway
through the
first when
Johnson
caught a pass
in the seam,
broke a tackle
and went 57
yards to the
Nease 2-yard


line. "
The Tornadoes went up 16-7
with 9:20 left in the second
quarter after senior Thearon
Collier (3 for 83) took a short
pass 69 yards to the Nease 2.

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Nease in elite company with 3 straight title game bids


By JOHNNY WOODHOUSE
ASSOCIATE EDITOR

ORLANDO The list of 13
high schools reads like a
Who's Who of perennial prep
football powers in the state of
Florida.


Lakeland's on it. So is St.
Thomas Aquinas, Glades
Central, Pahokee and Bolles.
What do those schools and
eight others, including Nease,
have in common: They have
all made three consecutive
state championship game


appearances in the past 20
years.
"That's a heck of a group to
be associated with," said Nease
defensive coordinator Danny
Cowgill, after Saturday's Class
4A state championship game
at the Citrus Bowl.


Photo by ROB DeANGELO
Panthers head coach Craig Howard watches the action from the sideline Saturday. Howard has
guided Nease to three straight championship games, putting the program in elite company in the
last 20 years of high school football in Florida.


"It's a tribute to.
our kids and our
coaches."
Nease, which fell
to undefeated Miami
Washington 23-15
Saturday, has played
for a state title three
years in a row, a feat
accomplished by
only a dozen other
teams since 1987.
Most consecutive
championship game
appearances is not a
team statistic that
the FHSAA keeps
track of. But coaches
of teams that have
made state three
straight times don't
undervalue that
accomplishment.
"It's hard to get
here one time, let
alone three," Nease
head coach Craig
Howard said
Saturday, as he cra-
dled the state run-
ner-up trophy under
one arm.
"Just think of the number of
high school football players
who go their entire career and
never make it to the playoffs.
This is the pinnacle of our sea-
son."
When Howard arrived at
Nease in 2003, the Panthers
had a 1-3 record in the post-
season.
After Saturday's eight-point
loss to the top-ranked


Tornadoes (14-0), a team
ranked nationally by ESPN,
USA Today and Sports
Illustrated, Nease is 15-3 in
the state playoffs since 2004.
And Nease, Pahokee and St.
Thomas are the only teams in
the state to reach their respec-
tive title games the past three
years running.
The Panthers (13-2 this
year) beat Armwood 44-37 to


Sin the 4A crown in
.' 2005 and lost 25-21 to
S'Tampa Plant in last
: -, !year's 4A title game.
"Each time we have
' made it back to state,
We've had a different
;. opponent," said
Howard, who is 56-10
'i ; ov-erall in five seasons
Sat Nease.
.,',' "That shows you
.-i how hard it is to get
back. All our games at
A'. state have been close.
W- hen you look at that
.;.; list of teams, you're
talking about some of
K! .. the top programs in
: America."
.', Lakeland was the
'::. nation's No. 1 team in
;.:!:6i* 2(006. Pahokee is a Top-
10 team this year. St.
;' Thomas, Glades
Central and Bolles
ha\e all been national-
lf ;.- ranked in the past.
"It takes more than
luck to make it to
state," added Howard,
a high school coach in
Florida since 1994.
"We're not just a one-year
wonder. Our kids bought into
our program and our princi-
ples and that's what brought
us back here three years in a
row.
"This has been a great era of
Nease football. And if we
come back'after the school has
been split, that will be really
awesome."

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FISHING




Great fishing resulted from approaching cold front


Good fishing has sudden-
ly turned into great fish-
ing. Historically, pre-
ceeding a strong cold front
moving through our area, fish
will inverably bite. This past
week was no exception.
Snapper, grouper and even
smaller species from the party
grounds came over boat gun-
nels. Sheepshead, whiting, red
bass and trout were also taken
out of all the favorite spots.
Eager anglers even used vaca-
tion, as well as sick days, to
reserve spots on both the
"Mayport Princess" and the
"King Neptune."
Dick Berry led the outstand-
ing fishing aboard the







Andy
Hogan
with the
20-pound
and 14-
pound
snappers
he caught
Dec.. 15
aboard
the
Mayport
Princess.


WIMPY SUTTON
FISHING LEADER

"Mayport Princess" last week
with his catch of 20 snapper in
four days of fishing. Carl
Yeigher caught four snapper to
15 pounds. JJ. Patton caught


his limit of snapper along with
a 17-pound grouper.
Houston Stevens caught his
limit of snapper to 16 pounds
from the stern of the Princess.
Andy Hogan brought up a 21-
pound grouper on 30-pound
test line.
The largest catch aboard the
Princess last week was a 150-
pound tiger shark caught by
Mark Carrol. Mark also has his
limit of snapper.
In addition to.over 30 snap-
per catches each day anglers
pulled up a lot of amberjack,
grouper, sea bass and beeliners.
Capt. Ed Puttbach and Joe
Durante aboard the "Little
General" last Wednesday fished
the party grounds for a 32-
pound red grouper, a 15-pound
red grouper, a 24-pound snap-
per, 33 sea bass and a dozen
triggerfish.
Capt. Gerald Beasley, with
Chuck Wagner and Richard
Campheny on the "Rite Spot
II" last Sunday, had plenty of
bottom action about 15 miles
offshore. They boxed flounder,
triggerfish, cobia, a 15-pound
red grouper and three snapper
they could bring home.
Inshore action was equally as
good as it was offshorelast
week. Capt. Dave Sipler fished
one of his favorite river spots
last Wednesday and caught 40
trout to 20 inches and 15 reds.
On a second river trip, Capt.
Dave and Kirk Mundal caught
30 trout to 19 inches, two reds
to 28 inches and two drum.
Capt. Bill Spricker and Mike
Tandarich fished the canal last
Wednesday morning and
caught 10 speckled trout to 17
inches, four drum and several
sheepsiead.
James Gergley fishing from
his "Head Hunter" anchored
near Sisters Creek and netted


17 reds, two flounder, six drum
and a trout. All were caught on
a short morning run.
Capt. David King and Mike
Morris used artificial on one of
their special river spots and
caught 30 speckled trout and a
dozen yellowmouth. On
another trip, Mike and David
caught their limit of
sheepshead at the jetties.
Fishing was much improved
on the Jacksonville Beach Pier
last week. Great catches of
whiting were made along with
an occasional black drum.
Charlie Miller with his fresh
dead shrimp for bait left the
pier with 40 whiting on Friday.
Mike Youngblood, fishing near-
by, had 35 whiting in his cool-
er.
Spencer Brogden and his wife
Melissa in two days of fishing
iced down over 50 whiting. Al
Crites finished the day on
Friday with 27 whiting and
Jonathan Peterson pulled up a
five-pound sheepshead from'
around the pilings.
Al Wiltshire and John
Burroughs on "John's Toy" in
the river near the Naval Air
Station used cut bait and
shrimp to catch 40 drum, a red
and 20 yellowmouth.
Canal guide John Dyrssen,
with Pat Patrick and Dwight
Hibbard, used live shrimp
under corks to catch 23 speck-
led trout to three and a half
pounds and a red. Most were
caught in the canal near the lit-
tle jetties.
Johnny Taylor and Ron
Albert used livr shrimp near
the power lines and caught 20
speckled trout last week. On an
earlier trip with his wife, Alice,
Johnny reported a catch of 15
trout. Eight were big enough to
take home.
Jetty guide Fred Morrow,


Photo submitted
Dave Phillips with two of the snapper he caught Dec. 14 aboard
the Mayport Princess.


with Jason Modling and his
wife Liz last Monday, worked
hard along the rocks to catch
eight sheepshead, a red and
two drum weighing eight to
ten pounds.
On Tuesday, Sam Wilson and
Jim Rutherford fished with Fred
and lifted eight drum into the
boat weighing eight to 12
pounds and nine big sea bass
all weighing over a pound.
On Friday Tri Vu and the
Reverand John Blount
anchored in the river with Fred
and caught seven drum (seven-
12 pounds) and four reds to 33
pounds. Paul Johnson and
Levi Baker fished with Fred on


the "Little Yvonne" last
Saturday. The threesome used
-live fiddlers to catch four drum,
a 30-inch red bass and five
sheepshead.
Larry "Fishman" Finch and
buddies Bruce Boyer and Bobby
McMillian anchored along the
rocks last weekend and caught
their limit of big sheepshead.
The "Fishman" also had an
awsome trip to St. Augustine
last week. He found both the
pompano and whiting biting
in the Inlet near the north jet-
ties and caught a cooler full of
pompano to four pounds and
dozens of huge whiting.
Good Fishin'.


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PANTHERS: Speed of Miami Washington proves hard to contain


Continued from page B-1

Washington caught the
Panthers in a safety blitz on
that play. Later in the quarter,
junior quarterback Torrance
Moise (17 of 26 for 275 yards)
hooked up with Clements (3
for 33) on a 13-yard TD pass
over Nease linebacker Riley
Haynes.
Linebackers covering track
stars was a recipe for disaster
in the first
half for Nease.
"We missed
tackles and
they got in We missed
the open field
and outran they got in tl
us," Nease free
safety Hunter and outran u
Bates said. ond half, we
"In the sec-
ond half, we much and
didn't blitz as
much and defense and
played base
defense and score again.
they didn't
score again."
Washington
did all of its Hunt
damage before Nease defe
halftime with
14 plays of 10
or more yards.
On defense, the Tornadoes
sacked Nease quarterback Ted
Stachitas (19 of 31 passing for
172 yards)-five times for
minus-48 yards in the first
half and eight times overall in
the game.
Stachitas finished with
minus-15 yards rushing as
Nease was outgained 468-191.
"To come in and slow down
an offense like Nease is some-


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thing," said Harris, now in his
fifth year at Washington.
"That's why we're the No. 1
defense in Dade County."
Even as destructive as
Washington was on defense,
Nease was never completely
out of it.
The Panthers drove 80 yards
in nine plays to cut the deficit
to eight points with 4:04 to
play in the third quarter.
The series was keyed by dart
.plays by
Stachitas and
--.......pass hookups
to four differ-
J tackles and ent receivers,
capped by a
ie open field 2-point con-
version pass
s. In the sec- to Patrick
didn't blitz as Barker (74 all-
purpose
played base yards).
After Zack
I they didn't Cooper (5
punts for a
40.4 yard
average)
.recovered the
ensuing
Te Bates onside kick,
nsive back Nease had a
chance to tie
the score on
a short-field drive, but only
got as far as the Miami 17
before Andrew Barker missed a
33-yard field goal attempt.
Nease never reached mid-
field again.
"We had a chance to win it,
but we didn't get it done,"
said Howard, who is 56-10
overall at Nease since 2003.
"But I was so proud of the
way our kids fought back. We
made it to the championship


Panthers defensive coordinator Danny Cowgill encourages his
squad during second-half action in Saturday's state champi-
onship game at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando.


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The TD and follow-up two-point conversion brought the Panthers to within 23-15, but that was as close as they would get.
BELOW: Panthers receiver Matt Leighty tries to elude a Washington defender after catching a third-quarter pass.

game three years in a row. We,, ,
won one and lost two." .
Stachitas finished the season
with 2,383 passing yards and' ,
25 TDs. He also ran for 799 :-'
yards and 12 scores.
He was 30-3 as a starting ...
quarterback at Nease. He also
finished third overall in the
balloting for the 4A player of
the year.
"It's really been a blessing to
have a Tim Tebow and a Ted i
Stachitas to follow in his foot- '
steps," said Howard.
"Tim and Ted were a great
back-to-back duo for us. One
has gone on and made a name
for himself in college and I'm
sure Stachitas will do the
same. .
"To do what we did this' '
year, took a great quarterback,
a great defense and a great 1 '.
kicking game." -
Nease returns three starters I
on defense (John Gallagher,
Frank Souza.,and James
McVeigh)', aid three on'
offense (Patrick Barker, Matt
Leighty and Taylor Thomas).
The Panthers also return key '
backups Tyler Weir (QB),
Anthony Petrelli (RB), Ryan
Martin (WR), Kyle Leonard
(WR), Sam Hightower (OL),
Devin Cochrane (OL), Blake
Parrish (OL), Alex Mons (DL),
Alex Fox (DL), Kevin Gray
(LB), Alex Brooks (DB) and .
sophomore kicker Andrew i l Growin !
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Too much fructose

could leave dieters

sugar shocked


UF study concludes that
not all carbs are bad
FROM CONTRIBUTOR
Here's one tip for how to eat at the holidays:
Don't take your cues from Santa. The sugary
cookies and fat-laden fruitcakes the mythical
North Pole resident eats are a no-no. But you
don't have to go no-carb to stay fit at the holi-
days, either, University of Florida researchers say.
In fact, many dieters may actually be cutting
out the wrong foods altogether, according to
findings from a UF paper published recently in
the European Journal of Nutrition. Dieters
should focus on limiting the amount of fructose
they eat instead of cutting out starchy foods such
as bread, rice and potatoes, report the researchers,
who propose using new. dietary guidelines based
on fructose to gauge how healthy foods are.
"There's a fair amount of evidence that starch-
based foods don't cause weight gain like sugar-
based foods and don't cause the metabolic syn-
drome like sugar-based foods," said Dr. Richard
Johnson, the senior author of the report, which
reviewed several recent studies on fructose and
obesity. "Potatoes, pasta, rice may be relatively
safe compared to table sugar. A fructose index
may be a better way to assess the risk of carbohy-
drates related to obesity."
Many diets -- including the low-carb variety --
are based on the glycemic index, which measures
how foods affect blood glucose levels. Because
starches convert to glucose in the body, these
diets tend to limit fpods such as rice and pota-
toes.
While table sugar is composed of both glucose'
and fructose, fructose seems to be the more dan-
gerous part of the equation, UF researchers say.
Eating too much fructose causes uric acid lev-
els to spike, which can block the ability of insulin
to regulate how body cells use and store' sugar
and other nutrients for energy, leading to obesi-
ty, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, said
Johnson, the division chief of nephrology and
the J. Robert Cade professor of nephrology in the
UF College of Medicine. UF researchers first
detailed the role of uric acid on insulin resistance
and obesity in a 2005 study in rats.
"Certainly we don't think fructose is the only
cause of the obesity epidemic," Johnson said.
"Too many calories, too much junk food and too
much high-fat food are also part of the problem.
But we think that fructose may have the unique
ability to induce insulin resistance and features of
the metabolic syndrome that other foods don't
do so easily."
About 33 percent of adults in the United States
are overweight or obese, according to the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention.
Studies at other institutions have shown that
following a low-glycemic diet can reduce the risk
for diabetes and heart disease, but the effect


TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) weight loss
experts have several tips to make that next trip
to the market a little easier:
1. Stick to the list. Plan a weekly menu and cre-
ate a list of ingredients for those meals.
-2. Eat a healthy meal or snack before shopping.
It's too easy to buy too much when hungry.
3. Keep to the outside lane. Most food stores
keep the healthiest choices like produce, meat
and dairy on the perimeter with junk food in the
middle.
4. If it can't be said, don't pick it up. Don't buy
anything with more than five ingredients or any-
thing that includes unpronounceable words.
5. Go homemade. Ban convenient, processed
food; anything homemade is bound to be health-
ier and less expensive.
TOPS is a nonprofit weight-loss support group.
could occur because these dieters often are unin-
tentionally limiting fructose as well by cutting
out table sugar, Johnson said.
"Processed foods have a lot of sugar," Johnson
said. "Probably the biggest source (of fructose) is
soft drinks."
Johnson also noted that, in relation to obesity,
the type of fructose found in foods doesn't seem
to matter. For example, the fructose in an apple is
as problematic as the high-fructose corn syrup in
soda. The apple is much more nutritious and
contains far less sugar, but eating multiple apples
in one sitting could send the body over the fruc-.
tose edge.
In another UF paper, published in October in
the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,
Johnson and his collaborators tracked the rise of
obesity and diseases such as diabetes with the rise
in sugar consumption.
"One of. the things we have learned is this
whole epidemic brought on by Western diet and
culture tracks back to the 1800s," he said.
"Nowadays, fructose and high-fructose corn
syrup are in everything.'
Aside from soft drinks, fructose can be found in
pastries, ketchup, fruits, table sugar and jellies
and in many processed foods, including the
sugar substitute high fructose corn syrup.
UF researchers plan to test a low-fructose diet
in patients soon, Johnson said.
Kathleen NMelanson, an associate professor of
nutrition and food sciences at the University of
Rhode Island, said establishing a fructose index
for foods could "be an appropriate approach,"
depending on how foods are classified. It makes
sense to limit foods prepared with high fructose
corn syrup and table sugar, which contain empty
calories, but fruits are an important part of a per-
son's diet, she added.
"One concern I have always had with the
glycemic index is the potential to pigeonhole
foods as good or bad," she said.
Information furnished by the University of Florida
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HOLIDAY


Books make great last


minute gifts for all


A BAG OF SWEETS


Books make the perfect gift.
They're wonderful for last
minute gifts because they're
still a very thoughtful present.
We love selecting books to suit
specific tastes. Here are some
ideas for different people on
your list.

For the fiction reader....An
Arsonist's Guide to Writers'
Homes in New England, Ghost
(by Alan Lightman), Mister Pip,
and Sundown Yellow Moon. I
recommended these on NPR,
so my write ups are on their
website. Also, Tomorrow (by
Graham Swift), An Uncommon
Reader (by Alan Bennett-the
queen discovers reading!),
Away (by Amy Bloom). Rhett
Butler's People.

For Non-Fiction: Halberstam's
Coldest Winter on the Korean
War, The Great Upheaval:
American and the Birth of the
Modern World, 1788-1800;
American Creation by Joseph
Ellis, Black Swan by Nassim
Taleb (pondering the improba-
ble), Age of Turbulence (Alan
Greenspan), Boom! Voices of
the Sixties (Tom Brokaw),
Clapton, and Listening is an
Act of Love (the StoryCorps


project from NPR)
For kids: Great Pop ups-
Chronicles of Narnia (Sabuda),
Star Wars Pop Up
'Bad Dog Marley with stuffed
dog (by the author of Marley
and Me)
Fancy Nancy (with a tiara and
boa)
Olivia Saves Christmas
50th anniversary How the
Grinch Stole Christmas

Ages 10 and up (young adult)
.The Mysterious Edge of the
Heroic World (by two time
Newbery Medal winner E.L.
Konigsburg) Daring Book for
Girls (last year was Dangerous
Book for Boys, which is still
available)
George's Secret Key to
the Universe by Lucy and
Stephen Hawking

Great gift books:
Mad's Greatest Artists (2 vol-
umes)
Last Laughs: Cartoons About
Aging, Retirement-and the
Great Beyond
A Family Christmas (Caroline
Kennedy)
-RONA BRINLEE
owner of The Bookmark in
Atlantic Beach


Photo SUBMITTED
Alex Pech presents Jacksonville Beach
Elementary School second grade teacher
Kellie Clenton with a bag of homemade
Christmas-tree cookies; The trees are tra-
ditionally used as Christmas ornaments in
Slovakia, where his mother was born.


Jacksonyille Beach
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2:56am 9:33am 3:21pm 9:47pm
4:02am 10:36am 4:25pm 10:44pm
5:04am 11:37am 5:26pm ll:42pm
6:03 am 12:34 pm 6:23 pm None
6:59am 12:38am 7:18pm 1:29pm
7:54am 1:32am 8:12pm 2:20pm
8:46am 2:24am 9:05 pm 3:09pm

Pablo Creek Entrance
ligh Low High Low
4:08 am 10:15 am 4:27 pm 10:25 pm
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8:07am 1:17am 8:27pm 2:12pm
9:01am 2:11am 9:21pm 3:03pm
9:53 am 3:03 am 10:14 pm 3:53 pm


TODAY
North winds 10 knots. Seas
2 to 3 feet. Inland waters a
light chop. Isolated showers.
TONIGHT
East winds 5 to 10 knots.
Seas 2 feet or less. Inland
waters a light chop.
THURSDAY
South winds 10 to 15 knots.
Seas 2 to 3 feet. Inland waters
a light chop. Scattered show-
ers.


High
3:39 am
4:43 am
5:44am
6:42 am
7:38 am
8:32 am
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5:46 am
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10:44 am
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11:47am 6:04pm
12:45 pm 7:02 pm
12:44 am 7:58 pm
1:38 am 8:52 pm
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12:03 am 7:15 pm
1:00am 8:16pm
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2:54 am 10:08 pm
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West winds 15 to 20 knots.
Seas 2 to 3 feet. Inland waters
a moderate chop. Scattered
showers.
FRIDAY
North winds 10 knots. Seas
2 feet or less. Inland waters a
light chop.
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East winds 5 knots. Seas 2
feet or less. Inland waters
smooth.


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duties as mistress
of ceremonies at
Saturday's Red
Hat luncheon at
the Lodge & Club.


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Denneen (from left), Theresa Rookey and Audrey Dearborn, who did a skit based on the
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Christmas Tummy
Yummies
Makes 15 trees
Prep time: 15 minutes
Decoration time: 15 minutes
Refrigeration time: 60 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
2 bags DOVE@ Brand
Miniatures Dark
Chocolate
1 1/4 cups finely crushed
candy canes or
peppermints
2 cookie sheet pans
1. Line the cookie sheet
pans with foil; set aside.
2. Melt the DOVE@ Brand
Miniatures Dark Chocolate in
the microwave for 1 minute,
then remove and stir the
chocolate. Return to
microwave for another
minute, or until all remaining
pieces have melted. Fold in
1/4 cup of the crushed candy
canes. Spread the mixture
onto prepared sheet pans with
a spatula o. ,back,;of:a spoon.
Tap the pan lightly on a
counter to remove any air
bubbles from the chocolate.
3. Sprinkle the remaining
crushed candy canes over the
top of the chocolate.
Refrigerate until set, approxi-
mately 10 to 15 minutes.
4. Use a warm knife or a
warm tree shaped cookie cut-
ter to press-out the tree
shapes. Transfer to a wax
paper lined pan and refriger-
ate until ready to serve. Chop


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the scraps and use as a top-
ping for ice cream or cake.

Holly Jolly Snowmen
Makes 4 snowmen (approxi-
mately 4 servings)
Prep time: 20 minutes
Decoration time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Moderate
20 cups popped popcorn (1
cup unpopped)
1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
1 bag M&M'S@ Brand
MINIS Milk Chocolate
Candies
4 DOVE@ Brand Miniatures
Dark Chocolate
4 chocolate wafer cookies
1 tube white decorating
frosting
1. Preheat oven to 2000F.
Spread popcorn on 2 sheet
pans and place in oven to
keep warm. ,
2. Combine sugar, corn
syrup and salt in medium
saucepan. Bring mixture to
boil over medium heat and
cook until sugar is dissolved
and mixture becomes thick,
about 3 to 5 minutes. Add
butter and stir until melted.
Remove from heat.
3. Transfer popcorn to very
large bowl and toss with sugar
mixture until completely
coated. Stir in M&M'S@ Brand
MINIS Milk Chocolate


Candies, leaving a handful
aside for decoration.
4. With well-buttered
hands, shape popcorn mix-
ture into 3 different size balls:
2-inch, 3-inch and 5-inch.
5. Stack popcorn balls in
descending sizes, using a
wooden skewer pressed
through center as support. For
variation, make some snow-
men using three different size
balls and others with only two
different size balls.
6. Use decorating frosting to
attach M&M'S Brand MINIS
Milk Chocolate Candies for
scarves, buttons and faces. To
make hat, stack 1 DOVE@
Brand Miniatures Dark
Chocolate on top of 1 choco-
late wafer and attach with
frosting.

Christmas Chocolate
Drops
Makes 36 cookies
Pr'e time: 30: ,niiua -, : ,. ..'" .
Baking tunml: 10'nii iinte"
Difficulty: Easy
1 bag DOVE@ Brand
Miniatures Dark
Chocolate
8 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2/3 cup sugar
2 cups chopped nuts: such
as walnuts, pecans or
toasted almonds
1. Preheat oven to 3250
Line 2 sheet pans with foil
and set aside.
2. Melt half of DOVE@
Brand Miniatures Dark
Chocolate with butter in top
of double boiler until smooth.
Remove from heat and let
cool to room temperature.
Meanwhile, roughly chop
remaining chocolates and set
aside.
3. To make batter, combine
flour, cocoa, baking powder
and salt in small bowl; set
aside. Iri large bowl, beat eggs
and sugar until thick and light
yellow, about 2 minutes. Stir
in flour mixture and cooled
chocolate and beat 1 minute.
Fold in remaining chopped
DOVE@ Brand Miniatures
Dark Chocolate.
4. Drop tablespoons of bat-
ter onto prepared cookie sheet
pans about 2 inches apart.
Bake approximately 10 min-
utes, or until just firm.
Remove from oven, transfer to
wire rack and cool 5 minutes
before removing from pans.


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Wanted
130 Condos for Sale
140 Mortgages
150 Mobile Homes
for Sale
180 Comm. Property
185 Industrial/
Warehouse


Rentals
200 Rental
215 Home for Rent
225 Wanted to Rent
230 Condo for Rent
240 M.H. for Rent
260 Vacation Rental
270 Rental to Share
275 Room for Rent
280 Office Space
285 Comm. Rental


Pets & Animals
300 Pets
310 Pets for Sale
330 Stables/Livestock
340 Lost/Found Pets
Announcements
400 Notices
405 Travel
415 Personals
420 Legal Services
425 Legal Notices
440 Misc. Lost/Found


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648 Pressure Washing
650 Painting
651 Pest Control
652 Plumbing
653 Pools
654 Photography
655 Rain Gutters
660 RemodelConst.
665 Repairs
670 Roofing
675 Sprinkler & Wells


450 Instructions/Schools 677 Tree Service


460 Weddings
Employment
500 P-T Help Wanted
510 F-T Help Wanted
520 Job Services
530 Bus. Opportunity
540 Child Care
550 Work Wanted
555 Career/Seminars
Service Guide
600 Services
601 Air Conditioning
602 Alterations
607 Auto/Boat Detailing
608 Auto Repair
609 Bus. Services
612 Carpet
613 Catering
615 Cleaning
618 Electronics
619 Electrical Services
620 Equip. Rentals
622 Fences
.623 Finan. Services
625 Firewood
631 Computer Services
634 Lawn Mower
Services
635 Lawn Svc/
Landscpg
636 Locksmith
637 Marine Const.
638 Marine/Boating
640 Concrete/Masonry
645 Moving & Storage


678 Tile
680 Upholstery
685 Wallpapering
690 Water Treatment
Health Services
700 Massage Therapy
710 Health Care Serc.
730 Caregivers
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800 For Sale
805 Music & Instr.
810 Antiques
815 Auctions
820 Wanted to Buy
825 Trade
830 Consignment
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840 Garage Sales
850 Jax Beach
852 Neptune Beach
854 Atlantic Beach
856 Mayport
857 Ponte Vedra
858 West Beaches
859 Jacksonville
860 Flea Market
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EXCLUSIVE ATL. BCH POOL HOME.
4BR/3BA builders custom home. 2985sf,
formal office, dining room & master suite,
beautiful landscaping & pool, Ig scr. lanai.
2.5 car gar. Listen to the ocean and walk
to the beach from this quiet cul-de-sac
home in newer neighborhood. Will consid-
er lease purchase. $699,000. 4% co-op.
514-1090.

42 SAILFISH Dr, PVB. 1700sf. home,
with 3BR/2BA. New air/ New carpet. Large
remodeled Florida room. $269,900. Call
904-571-1111.
NEPTUNE BEACH, FSBO- 5BR/3BA, By
appointment only. Fenced yard, hot tub,
storage building. All for $360,000.
(904)866-8720.
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HARBOUR SPRINGS
LG 3/2. off Girvin. PRetty.home: nae.
MONUMENT-OAKSi HO' .,
4/2, story, lots of space including Florida
room, Ig stone fireplace. Nice lot.
$228,000.
NOTTINGHAM HARBOR- REDUCED!
4/2 pool home. One owner, home lovingly
maintained in great location. Great in-
ground pool w/ screened cover. Tons of
upgrades. $284,900.
STERLING RIDGE
Brand new- kitcherr, flooring, paint, too
much to list. 3/2, 2 car gar. on huge lot.
Parking avail, for boat/ RV. $214,900.
COBBLESTONE
Almost 2000sf, 3/2, w/ formal living, din-
ing, den & lanai. Fenced yard w/ view of
lake. All tile throughout. Just Reduced to
$229,500.
SANDALWOOD
3/2 lovely manufactured home on nice lot.
A steal for the price, won't last at $89,900.

3/2, approx. 1350sf, all remodeled, like
new inside. Must see! Only 175,000.
DAMES PTAREA
VICTORIA LAKES
Almost 3000sf, 4/2.5, gorgeous home. Be-
in sold at short sale, $267,000. Call for
info.
BONAPARTE LANDING
Newer home, beautiful 3/2, open plan.
Priced to sell quick at $210,000.
SHIRLEY OAKS
5/3, built in 2004, beautiful spacious
home. Many upgrades. $274,000.
MORE HOMES/GREAT DEALS
NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY....
CALL HOME FINDER REALTY
221-1711 OR 241-5501

ATLANTIC BEACH, CUTE 3/2 w/pool, pri-
vacy fence. $400,000, 376 Seminole Rd.,
613-6199.
ATLANTIC BEACH, JOB TRANSFER!
Priced to sell NOW! 2424sf., 100x150 lot.
2 living quarters. Great investment. Own-
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ISLE OF Palms, JB, 3BR/2BA, 2 car ga-
rage. New: roof, appliances, carpet, paint
tile & A/C. Great location to the Beaches
and JTB. $244,000. 759-2349.
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.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, 5 blocks to beach.
Call for details. $329,900. (904)219-1276.
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.


FSBO PONTE VEDRA, Odoms Mill,
5BR/4BA, Beautiful executive home,
oversized 2 car garage, hot-tub, swimming
pool MLS#393567, $629,900. (904)307-
3629.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3000sqft., 4/2.5, for-
mal living & dining, open floor plan,
screened pool, family neighborhood,
$525,000, 422-0771.
JAX BEACH 3212 Antigua Dr, Ocean Cay
development. Immaculate, 4BR/3BA,
many upgrades, You can walk to the
beach. 904-891-2136, 904-254-0122.
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 Offer!
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.
BEACH TOWNHOUSE
Rare find, 3BR/2BA, garage, low associa-
tion fees for yard & pool, $199,900. Kay
Hewings, Magnolia Properties, (904)553-
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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.

AT MAYO, 3/2/2, 1600sf, $249,000. Bring
all offers. Independent Brokers & Associ-
ates Inc. 247-4333 or 710-3111.
PONTE VEDRA, TPC Sawgrass, Bermu-
da Court, 2BR/2BA. $60K renovation:
ranite counter tops, new cabinets,
249,900, 655-5990.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH *
Nice 3/2, garage, fenced yard, screened
porch, new roof, hardwood floors. Only
$199,900. Possible lease purchase. All
closing costs paid. Call June @ 994-3608,
Remax Advantage.
3BR/1BA, 1100SF., w/back deck, new
kitchen, bathroom, completely remodeled
in 2005. Tile and berber thru-out. 541 Mar-
garet St. in beautiful Neptune Beach.
Just 5 blocks to ocean! $310,000.
(904)477-1712.
ATLANTIC BEACH, near ICW, 4BR/2BA
house, large fenced yard, stone fireplace,
new carpet. 2153 Featherwood Dr. E.
Owner relocating and must sell. Reduced,
$209,900. (904)280-2728 Iv. msg.



PVB, OCEAN Grove, 1BR/1BA,
fireplace, full amenities, beach access. Fi-
nancing available. $129,900. 226-3968.
JAX BEACH- the Palms, gated, 2BR/ 2BA
new luxury condo w/ garage. Vaulted ceil-
ings, washer/ dryer, pool & fitness. Only
$168,000, lease/ buy option. (904)472-
4039.
OCEAN FRONT furnished 2/2, pool con-
sider lease purchase, 463-7343.
PVB- OCEAN Grove, 2BR/2BA, garage,
beach access, lake view, 1070sf. FSBO,
will sacrifice for $199,500. 904-221-8458.
MAYPORT LANDING Townhome.
2BR/2BA w/bonus room, new carpet,
CH&A, fenced yard. Near ocean and Han-
na Park. 1158 Songbird Lane. $114,900.
280-2728, excellent rental history Iv. msg.


JAX BEACH, 2.5 blocks to ocean, large
2BR/1BA, CH&A, W/D, deck. $1220/mo.,
655-5367, 803-3099.
BRAND NEW Townhome 3/2.5, 1 car gar.
11563 Summer Tree Rd., off St. Johns
Bluff. $1200/mo. 860-1690,
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.
ATLANTIC BEACH TOWNHOUSE on
quiet street, 4 blocks from beach.
2BR/1.5BA; fireplace, balconies, new car-
pet upstairs, tile downstairs, new applian-
ces, and back deck. No pets. $1095/mo.
614-4275 or 610-0139.
MAYPORT LANDING, 2BR/2BA town-
home, fenced backyard, bonus room, tile
floor downstairs. 1255 Mayport Landing
Dr. $775/mo. +$700/dep. 280-2728 Iv
msg.
ATL BCH, Courtyards, 2/2, ceramic tile,
WDHU, $825/mo. TDO Management.
246-1125.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2nd floor, beautiful
2BR, newly decorated, off street parking,
$1350/mo. (904)612-8868.
ATLANTIC BEACH off Mayport Rd. 2BR/
1.5BA, CH/A, $750-$800/mo. 294-5622.
2BR TOWNHOUSE, 5 blocks from ocean.
$795/mo. Call John (904)813-9723.
PONTE VEDRA, 2BR/2BA condo, E of
A1A! $895/mo. All South Realty, 241-
4141.
NEPTUNE BCH. 2150 Florida Blvd.
2BR/1.5BA, renovated 2005, WDHU,
fenced back yard, credit check, No Cats/
Non-smoking. $800/mo. (904)221-5833.


ATLANTIC BEACH, 1332 Main St.,
2BR/1.5BA duplex, $750/mo., 891-0606.
JARDIN DE MER- 3BR/2BA condo in Jax
Bch! Garage, washer/ dryer included!
$1100/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
ATLANTIC BEACH
851 Main Street, 2BR/1.5BA TH, fenced,
$775/mo. Security deposit equals 1/2 rent.
Lawn service included. Broker/ Owner,
249-8766.

1654 MAIN Street, Atlantic Bch. 2/1,
WDHU, A/C, ceiling fans, fireplace. No
pets. $675/mo + dep. 246-4098.
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
NEPTUNE BEACH 2BR/1BA, 1 year
lease, No pets, W/D, $1000/mo, $1000
deposit. 918A 1st Street (between Bay &
Pine). Call 591-1218 or 246-8970.
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. or $900/mo., 349-3434.
SAWGRASS CC, Northgate, 2BR/2BA,
2100sf., 2 car garage. Fireplace. Water to
golf view. $1800/mo. Call Susan
(904)514-7150.

BEACHES
1.5 blocks to ocean, studio, 1 & 2BR apts.
Pool & laundry room, $590/mo. & up.
241-2781 or 237-0552.


PONTE VEDRA/ Palm Valley, beautiful,
large, private, 4BR/3BA, plus bonus room,
2-car garage, w/many amenities.
$1600/mo. 860-1690.
FIRST MONTH FREE!! Brand new
3BR/2.5BA townhome in Jax Bch.
$1550/mo. +dep. Call (904)514-2883.
NEAR MAYO, short or long term rental,
3/2, furnished or unfurnished, $1250+/mo.
Independent Brokers & Associates Inc.
247-4333 or 710-3111.
JAX BCH, 3/1, 2.5 car gar., fenced yard,
$1400/mo. 836 9th Ave. N. 318-0044.
SOUTH JAX Beach. 3BR/1.5BA, 6 blocks
to ocean. $1300/mo: 710-5200.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA, CH&A, WDHU,
$875/mo. +deposit, 220-5797.

NB- 3BR/2BA, office, newly renovated,
quiet neighborhood, walk to beach,
schools, shopping; immaculate 1900sf;
$1450/mo., 217 Driftwood, 241-9535.
914 3RD Ave. S., Jax Bch. 2BR/ 1BA,
$875/mo. plus dep. 220-5797.
WINDOR PARK GOLF PARK HOME
3BR/2BA, 1573sf, 2 car garage, upgrades,
no pets, no smoking, $1400/mo + utilities,
318-2121.
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.
N. JAX Beach, 3BR/1.5BA +office, newly
remodeled, carport, fenced yard, great
neighborhood. $1200/mo. +deposit.
(904)241-4630.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 4/2, 4 blocks to
beach, close to Jarboe Park. No pets.
$1650/mo. 662-6522.


NEPTUNE BCH, private entrance, ATLANTIC BEACH. 5 Blocks to Ocean.
2BR/1BA, kitchenette, living area w/ fire- 3BR/2.5BA, sunroom, fireplace, fenced
place, $750/mo, Call 904-699-7757. yard, carport, $1350/mo., (904)246-4856.


JAX BEACHFRONT 2BR condo, no lease,
pet negotiable, $1295/mo. avail immed.
673-1550.
428 3RD Ave. S. 2BR/ 1BA, CH/A, fenced
yard, $775/mo. 891-0606.
2BR/2BA, MAYPORT Landing Town-
home, end unit. $750/mo. +$700/dep.
280-2728 Iv. msg.
SOUTH JAX Beach, 2BR/2.5BA, fenced
back yard, tile downstairs, $1150/mo.,
472-5361.


NEPTUNE BEACH, three blocks to beach,
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1BR/1BA, near 2BR/1BA, very nice, dishwasher, balcony,
beach, Rent to own, $175,000. garage, WDHU, enclosed yard, $1095/mo.
(904)246-6758. 616-2429.


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the answer to your home financing needs.
As a licensed mortgage broker business,
we give you access to premier national
sources of money so why use a single, lo-
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Yohan@AppletreeFloridaMortgage.com.



VERY NICE 3BR 2BA house, Ig gar., new-
ly renovated. Convenient to Wonderwood
Expwy. 3217 Hampsted Ct. $1100/mo.
891-0606.
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.


JAX BEACH, walk to beach; newly reno-
vated; 2BR/1BA upstairs, 332 11th Ave.
No., $750/mo., 249-4091.
ATLANTIC BCH 2BR/1BA W/D CH&A, no
smoking, no pets. $900/mo. (385 1st St.)
241-3463.
1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave. South,
2BR/1BA. $725/mo., 1BR/1BA $600,
(904)891-0606.
ATLANTIC BCH 3BR/2BA home, next to
Russell Park, 5-1/2 blocks to beach, steps
to tennis courts & skate park, double ga-
rage, security system, large front & back
yard, all tile. 562 Vikings Lane. $1395/mo.
629-2628.
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.
LARGE 1 bedroom. Excellent location. 2
blocks to ocean. Very clean. No Pets.
$675/mo. 642-1214 and 241-1219.


4 BLOCKS to ocean, 220 4th St. S. ESPLANADE AT Town Center, 1/1, up-
$500/mo. 904-891-0606. per, garage parking, $950/mo. TDO Man-
........... ... .. agement. 246-1125.


JAX BEACH, 1 bIOCK to ocean,
3BR/1.5BA townhome, CH&A, patio &
deck, $1350/mo. +$1000/deposit. 520 So.
2nd St., 280-2728 leave message.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 1 block to ocean,
2BR, sun porch, hardwood floors, CH/A,
WDHU. $950/mo. (904)398-0470.


ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/2.5BA, garage,
WDHU, five blocks to Town Center &
beach, $1200/mo., (904)742-6423.
JAX BEACH 2/1, upstairs, 2 blocks ocean,
$795/mo. + $300 dep. Military/ senior dis-
count, pets ok. 214B 13th Ave. N.
708-0731.


JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA, 4 blocks to ocean,
end unit, no pets. $825/mo +first & securi-
ty. 1302 4th St. So., 993-8883.
NEPTUNE BCH 2BR/1BA, deck, garage,
includes water, $1250/mo, no dogs,
463-0222, 465-2653
BEST DEAL
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2BR/2BA, upstairs,
covered balcony, WDHU, very private.
Many extras. $1045/mo. 616-3580.


ICW WEST, marsh front, two story, Cape
Cod brick, 3BR/2BA, deck, hot tub; gor-
geous views; immaculate. $1300/mo. Call
(904)874-1059.
S. JAX BCH, 4 blocks from ocean,
3BR/1.5BA, CH&A, $1200/mo. Pets limit-
ed to 301bs. 411 S. 10th Ave. 514-4229.
Broker/ Owner.
3BR 2BA, Ig fenced yard in beautiful
Seabreeze. $1300/mo. 247-5334.


BEACH HAVEN, 3501 Claridge Rd. NEPTUNE BY the Sea, beautiful 3/2, re-
2BR/1BA, new carpet, WDHU, large back cently remodeled, tile floors, jacuzzi tub,
yard, $800/mo. 223-5149. large fenced yard, lawn service. No pets,
.. .... .. ..... $1750/mo., 249-2921.
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AI LANTIC BEACHI;n- uceansidae,
2BR/2BA condo w/club pool, just steps to
beach! $1100/mo. All South Realty,
241-4141.


PONTE VEDRA: 4BR/4BA, w/office,,2 car
arage, 400sf,, gated community.
2800/mo. 710-1076.


NEPTUNE BEACH- 2BR/1BA, just ATLANTIC BEACH, 3/2 w/pool, privacy
2 blocks to ocean! WDHU. $895/mo. All fence. $1350/mo., 376 Seminole Rd., 613-
South Realty, 241-4141. 6199.


COURTYARDS, 2BR/2BA, WDHU, tile,
large loft, pool. No pets. $895/mo. +dep.
853-6005.
JAX BCH near ocean 2BR apt., lease,
references, $795/mo, 222 4th Ave. So.,
221-4134, 703-5518.
ATLANTIC BEACH cottage, 1 block to
ocean, 1BR/2BA, all appliances included,
A/C. No pets. $1200/mo. with utility allow-
ance +$600/dep. Avail. 1/1/08. 241-5002
or 241-8228 after 6pm.
3BR/ 2.5BA townhouse, 1/2 block from
ocean. Atl Bch. Gar., $1575/mo. Call Rich
476-8521.
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
247-1417.
NEP BCH ALMOST OCEANFRONT
Modern 2BR/1BA, tile, barber, W/D, dish-
washer, upstairs. $1095/mo. Available
1/1/08. 333-8462, Harrigan Properties.


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.
L'ATRIUM-PVB, 3/2, 2car garage, large
enclosed deck, new kitchen. Furnished/
unfurnished, flexible lease terms.
$1350/mo. Call 285-4772 after 6pm.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/1BA, CH&A;
huge fenced yard. Available 1/1/08.
$850/mo. 993-6986.
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.
PVB LAKE HOME, 2BR/2BA, garage,
fireplace, pool; yard service, yr. lease,
$1250/mo. 404-290-4919, just renovated.;
PONTE VEDRA- 4BR/2.5BA home in con-
venient area Club pool, tennis & more! 2
car-garage! $1400/mo. All South Realty,
241-4141.


ISLE OF Palms, JB, 3/2, 2 car garage 3BR/2BA, 1 car gar, 1200sf., fenced yard,
$1395/mo. + deposit. 759-2349. all new paint, tile, & carpet. Cypress Cove,
$1395/mo.deposit. 759-2349Mayport, $1000/mo. Richard 422-7424.


UNFURNISHED CONDO, immaculate first
floor, 2/2 condo, appliances one year old;
screened lanai. Many amenities,
$1000/mo. Call 285-4772 after 6pm.
PALMS AT Marsh Landing- 1st floor,
2BR/2BA, hardwood floors, granite, marsh
view, $1050/mo. 904-613-7605.
FREE RENT until 2008, luxurious
1BR/1BA, Bartram Park. Only $825/mo.
916-300-3039.
OCEANFRONT
Seascape 3/2 w/60' balcony, 7th floor
w/great view, W/D, newly remodeled. No
pets. $2000/mo. 386-5008.
J. B. newer 3/2, garage, fireplace, consid-
er lease option, 6 month plus, $1250/mo,
463-7343.
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.
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.
ATLANTIC BEACH, secluded, 2500sf,
quaint area, adjacent to golf course,
3BR/3BA. $1200/mo. +deposit. (407)415-
9334.
FREE RENT! PVB, THE COLONY. Walk/
bike to beach, 2BR/2BA, corner unit, 2nd
floor, high ceilings, W/D, fireplace, ga-
rage. $1075/mo. MOTIVATED! Janet
(904)635-6375.
3/2 MARSH LANDING, 2nd floor, W/D,
fireplace, pool, fitness, 612-9172, 612-
9682.
PVB, 2BR/2BA, walk to beach, new wood
floors, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, W/D, ga-
rage, varying lease terms & purchase
avail. $999/mo. 233-1346.
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.
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.
OCEAN VIEW, brand new, 3/2, upgrad-
ded; consider lease option, ocean view
from most rooms. Owner/ Agent, 463-
7343.
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.
AMAZING VIEWS from new 2/2 Surfside
Condo, Jax Beach. $2450/mo. Call Renee
L. Baron, Inc.242-2821.
ICW, 1BR/1BA condo, $790/mo. Available
now. Wood floors & stainless appliances.
W/D included. (904)537-4714.
N. JAX BEACH, East of 3rd; furnished
1BR/1 BA. Pool & free laundry. Small pets
OK. $1000/mo. 477-4649.
JARDIN DE Mer, 3BR/2BA, No pets. Ref-
erences required. $1300/mo. 710-3946.
VILLAS @ Marsh Landing, large 1/1, la-
nai, gated, fitness, pool, hottub, fireplace,
Pergo floors, garage & water included.
$980/mo., 379-4288.
1BR/1BA, AVAILABLE 12/20. $850/mo.
water included. South Jax Beach.
(904)534-4559
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.
ATLANTIC BCH, 2BR 2BA, wood floors,
just remodeled. Pool, block to ocean. No
pets or smokers. $1050/mo. 505-1071.


OFFICE/ WAREHOUSE/ Retail Space for
lease, 2 locations, Mayport Rd. and Noca-
tee. Free rent. 514-1090.
COMMERCIAL LOT, 50'x125', zoned
industrial. 8th Ave. South, Jax Bch.
$1000/mo. 241-1880.
RETAIL/ OFFICE space for lease. May-
port Road. (904) 514-1090.


PET SITTING: dog walking, cat care,
house sitting. Excellent references. Pre-
cious Paws of Ponte Vedra, 377-6043.
FREE CATS and Kittens to approved
homes. Call 242-0224.
1 FEMALE short-haired tortoise; 1 male
long-haired tabby. Both 7 and each prefer
to be the only cat. Very sweet. 254-5902.


COCKER SPANIEL pups, CKC & HC;
starting at $275. (904)718-2884
FREE CHRISTMAS LAB/ MIX PUPPIES-'
only 2 left. Call 881-2758.
ENGLISH BULLDOG Puppies. CKC regis-
tered. $2000 OBO.: (904)563-5654.
AKC BLACK Lab Puppies, 3 female
$550/ea, 4 males $450/ea. Ready for
Christmas! (904)502-4007.
COTONDETULEAR PUPPIES accepting
reservations. Champion pedigree, show
quality. $2000- $4000 233-4545.


LOST DOG- black & tan Minipin, "Penny",
female. Reward! Please call 412-6305.
HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
dogs. 246-3600.


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NEED A CHRISTMAS GIFT?
One week, 10/10/08-10/17/08, in a five
star resort, facing The Strip in Las Vegas.
2BR/2BA condo- sleeps six, 17th floor
suite. Located between MGM Grand &
Paris. A bargain at $1000 for the week.
Call 273-2772.


IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @beachesleader.com
I KNOW that girl her name is Linda. She is
very sweet, sometimes she has a hot
head. Please call Tony 249-1320.


DRIVER: DON'T just start your career..
Start t right! Company sponsored CDL
training in 3 weeks. Must be 21. Have
CDL? Tuition reimbursement! CRST
(866)917-2778.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com
ATTEND COLLEGE online from home.
Medical, business; paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job placement assis-
tance. Financial aid and computer provid-
ed if qualified. (866)858-2121
www.OnlineTidewaterTech.com
NEED A Math Tutor? I tutor up through
Algebra I. Lyn Broderick, 247-8609.
GET CRANE trained! Crane/ heavy equip
training, national certification. Placement
assistance. Financial assistance. Georgia
School of Construction. www.Heavy5.com
Use code 'FLCNH" or call (866)218-2763.,
PROFESSIONAL BODYGUARD Opportu-
nities. Earn up to $200,000 per year. Free
training. All traveling expenses paid. No
Felonies. Now Experience OK. (866)271-
7779: www.bodyguardsunlimitedbin"et .- ",


PONTE VEDRA HOUSE SOLANO
CAY 3BR/2.5BA, fenced backyard, 2-
car garage, patio/ deck, 1700sf. Option to
buy, $1495/mo. (904)491-5058


COUNTER HELP, afternoons & Saturdays
Ponte Vedra area. Call 285-5644.


WANTED TO RENT Oceanfront condo,
3BR/2-3BA. yearly lease, needs applian-
ces, W/D, pool, prefer gated. 219-1638.


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OCEANFRONT RENTAL
4BR/4BA, weekly, monthly, yearly. Call
(904)249-8269.


NICE! NEWER Jax Bch condo, private
bedroom, bath & garage. Washer/ dryer.
$695/mo. incl. until. Owner/ realtor
994-3608.
ROOMMATE FOR 3BR/2BA, Jax Beach.
$575/mo +deposit, includes utilities
(904)249-1890.


NICE, CLEAN 3BR/2BA. $400/mo. +utilit-
ies Call 334-6266.



NEPTUNE BEACH, on Third St., great
signage, 700sf., negotiable, 993-4011.
S. JAX Beach- on 3rd St.! Recept area &
2 offices w/700+sf. $760/mo. All South
Realty, 241-4141.
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FRONT OFFICE for busy dermatology
practice in Ponte Vedra. Must be comput-
er savvy and know insurance. F/T, exc.
benefits. Fax resume to 904-273-0410.
FT LINE COOK & PT DISHWASHER.
Marsh Landing Country Club in Ponte Ve-
dra Beach is currently hiring full-time ex-
periences line cooks and a part-time PM
dishwasher. Excellent benefits offered to
full time employees including 401k, insur-
ance, vacation days, sick days. Apply in
person at the Marsh Landing Clubhouse
Tuesday Saturday. Call 285-6514 for
directions.
SOUTHWARE? BEACHES office seeking
Southware Software Tutor! Please call
904-246-5831.
TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.
OUR TOP driver made $54,780 in 2006
running our Florida region. Home weekly
and during the week! Blue Cross/Blue
Shield! 1 Year OTR experience required.
Heartland Express (800)441-4953.
www.heartlandexpress.com
F/T HOUSEKEEPER. Energetic, self-mo-
tivated individual needed. Apply in person,
Ashford Court Assisted Living, 1700 The
Greens Way, Jax Bch. Must enjoy working
with the elderly. DFWP/ EOE.
FULL & PART-TIME SERVERS & BEV-
ERAGE CART. Marsh Landing Country
Club in Ponte Vedra Beach is currently
hiring full & part-time dining room servers
& banquet servers and beverage cart
staff. Excellent benefits offered to full
time employees including 401k, insurance,
vacation days, sick days. Apply in person
at the Marsh Landing Clubhouse Tues-
day- Saturday. Call 285-6514 for direc-
tions.
PLUMBERS & HELPERS needed, valid
DL, benefits & top pay. 246-8330.
TEACHING POSITION in two year old
class, CDA preferred; DCF 40 hours com-
pleted; M-F, 9am-6pm. 246-3885.
DRIVERS- FLATBED recent average
$927.00/wk. Late model equipment,
strong freight network, 401K, Blue Cross
Insurance (800)771-6318 www.prime-
inc.com.
COMMUNITY HOSPICE of Northeast
Florida is currently hiring the following at
our NEW inpatient facility (Anne & Donald
McGraw Center for Caring) located on the
Mayo Clinic Campus: Security Officers,
Cooks, Kitchen Assistants and House-
keepers for FT and PT positions. PT In-
ventory Assistant is needed for the
Southside location. Apply at
www.communityhospice.com. EOE Drug-
Free Workplace

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.
*
Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
0967.
CALL TODAY! Guaranteed home Christ-
mas Day sign-on bonus & benefits; 36-43
cpm/$1.20pm $0 lease/ teams needed,
Class A and 3 mos. recent OTR required.
Call toll Free (877)258-8782.
DRIVERS- REGIONAL $1,100 +/wk,
J'ville Terminal 100% Co.; pd. benefits.
Must have Class A 100K miles. Pd Car
Haul Training! Call John @ Waggnoners
(866)413-3074.
SERVER NEEDED for Pablo Creek Club;
Great work environment, benefits, 1
month paid vacation. Call 992-6900 ext.
32.
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.

COMPANION
Full-time in our Assisted Living Facility.
Experience required, excellent benefits.
Applications available at Fleet Landing
Security Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233; Fax to
(904)246-9447; Website: fleetlanding.com.
e-mail to: jobs@fleetlanding.com EOE/
Drug-Free Workplace.
HOUSEKEEPERS MONDAY-FRIDAY.
Seeking responsible reliable individuals.
Must be bondable. Serious inquiries only.
Leave message at 716-8824.


F/T RECEPTIONIST needed for high vol-
ume Vet Clinic. Previous experience in
Vet Clinic preferred. Must possess excel-
lent Customer Service skills.. Competitive
salary, excellent benefits. Fax resume to
246-3064 or call 246-8577 for more info.
Beaches Animal Clinic, 937 Beach Blvd.
Jax Beach.
ALIGNMENT & BRAKE Tech, M-F. Call
Bob, 241-5311.
TRAINERS FOR day program. Work
w/adults who have M.R./D.D. M-F, 8am-
4pm. Apply 850 6th Ave. South, Suite 500,
249-8556. EOE/ DFWP
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
DRIVER- BYNUM Transport needs quali-
fied drivers for Central Florida- Local &
National OTR positions. Food grade tank-
er, no hazmat, no pumps, great benefits,
competitive pay & new equipment.
(866)GO-BYNUM. Need 2 years experi-
ence.
BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.

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.
HOUSEKEEPER, F/T. Mayo Clinic area,
No children, no cook, own transportation,
5 days. Must love animals. Thorough
cleaning experience, ref's. req'd. Qualified
applicants call (904)619-2120 for inter-
view.
SECURITY MANAGER
Security Manager position available at a
gated Continuing Care Retirement Com-
munity. Must have 5 years experience in
.general security and/ or law enforcement
with a strong managerial background. This
is a "working" security position with addi-
tional responsibilities for hiring, training,
scheduling, evaluating and supervising the
activities of the security officers on staff.
This is a full time position with excellent
benefits. Applications available at Fleet
Landing Security Gate, One Fleet Landing
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233. Pax to:
(904)246-9447. EOE/ Drug-free work-
place.
OPTOMETRY, West Beaches, Front
desk, customer service, all office aspects.
Friendly personality, ability to multi-task,
bookkeeping, PC, medical office experi-
ence a'plus. Fax resume to 221-6504.
BERRY & Co. Real Estate is growingI We
need Realtors and support staff now. Full
or part-time considered. Please submit
your info to us by mail: ATT: Openings,
330 Hwy AIA, #200, Ponte Vedra Beach,
FL 32082.
AR/AP CLERK- $28K-$32K. Highly or-
ganized, multi- tasker. Neptune Beach.
Email: employment@bcmservices.net or
fax resume: 242-0705.
JOHNSON'S PAINTING
Now hiring experienced painters. 568-
0990 962-2017.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Manager,
Leasing, Bookkeeping help wanted. (904)
514-1090.
LULU'S WATERFRONT GRILLE
Line Cooks needed for high volume intra-
coastal waterway restaurant, top money
working w/great staff, as seen in February
issue of Southern Living Magazine.
285-0139.

*BEACH DRIVERS*
Taxi Drivers needed to work Beach and
'Intercoastal areas, at least 23 yrs. old,
good driving record. Call 249-0360.
LIQUOR STORE Clerk, Bartender, Door
Person, Must be able to work days,
nights, weekends, and holidays. Must
pass drug test and background check.
Call Robert @ 465-0149.
HAIR STYLIST
ESTABLISHED SALON has opening for
Stylists w/clientele, FT/PT. 60% commis-
sion, paid vacation, no backbar or station
charge. All inquiries confidential. Susan
Merrick's (h)246-1579.

RN
Full-time in our Outpatient Clinic. In-
cludes all resident and employee health
care.. Applications available at Fleet Land-
ing Security Gate, One Fleet Landing
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-
9447; email to: jobs@fleetlanding.com
EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.


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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 what specific product or
service they willreceive.



ALL CASH candy route Do you earn
$800/day? 30 Machines, Free candy All
for $9,995. (888)629-9968 B02000033.
Call us: We will not be undersold!


AFTERNOON CARE- Ages 1, 2, 3, noon-
6pm. $90/wk., lunch & pm snack included-
4 star. Voted Beaches Favorite, 3 years in
a row. Accredited- Gold Seal, 246-3885,
.1725 Penman Rd.
INFANTS- ONE opening, full time care.
Beaches Academy- Accredited- 4 star-
voted Beaches Favorite for 3 years. 246-
3885, 1725 Penman Rd.


HOUSEHOLD/ ESTATE manager, butler,
personal assistant. 20 years hands on
management experience. Live in/ out. Joe
904-635-4524. jpmfla@aol.com


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


TURN KEY Restaurant, fully equipped, CAREGIVER AVAIL. Mon-Fri during the
Southside area. 242-9000 x222. day. Call Jan, 329-4622.


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

ESTABLISHED, PROFITABLE frame
shop/ art gallery, must sell. Jonathan,
866-6937.
ESTABLISHED RESTAURANT in Uptown
Rockingham, NC. Complete & ready for a
new owner. Real estate & all equipment,
$150,000. Financing available to qualified
buyers. Iron Horse Properties, (910)997-
2248.


CERTIFIED CNA/ HHC, available for full
time, unlimited home care. Brenda,-
(904)910-4039.


DINING SUITE w/6 chairs & 2 large
leaves, solid oak, hutch included. Perfect
condition. $1000, 246-2922.
CLEAN, QUALITY Queensize mattress &
boxspring $140. Can deliver 246-1832.
METAL ROOFING Save $$$ buy direct
from manufacturer. 20 colors in stock with
all accessories. Quick turn around! Deliv-
ery available. (352)498-0778 Toll free
(888)393-0335 code 24. www.GulfCoast
Supply.com.
OAKWORKS CLASSIC Clinician Station-
ary Spa Table Great for salon or home
use. $800. (617)852-6586.
ALL STEEL buildings. National manufac-
turer. 40x60 to 100x250 Factory direct to
contractor or customer. (800)658-2885
www.rigidbuilding.com.


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this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.cpon..;,.
STUCK? FRUSTRATED? Call 'Rob.: ;All
applications, house calls, training, repairs,
upgrades, websites, graphics Free phone
tech. 904-249-3034 or email:
callrob@comcast.net.


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




HERMON'S MULTIPLE SERVICE
Specializing in "Complete Flowerbed
Cleaning and Lawn care, 246-4238
612-1755.

WINSOR LAWN Service, Inc. Competitive
rates. Call Alan. 237-5301.

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


ENDLESS SUMMER Lawncare. Free esti-
mates. Professional customer service.
Mowing, edging, weeding, trimming- trees,
shrubs. Licensed & insured. Residential &
commercial. CALL US FIRST! 270-2664.
SHOW ME LAWN SERVICE, INC. Call
Pam 742-7769.


LANDSCAPE CLEAN UPS
Clean out plant beds, cut back old growth,
palm tree trimming, mulching, planting,
lawn maintenance & pressure washing,
710-1030.


JAMES WYNNE REPAIRS, INC.
Block & Brick Masonry. New construction,
additions, repairs. Licensed & Insured.
333-1388.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @ beachesleader.com


CROSSWORD PUZZLE


SLEEPER SOFA, tan corduroy, reversible
cushions, $100. 3 antique wooden doors,
$10 each. Queen size platform bed base
w/ drawers, dark wood, $350. 249-1720.
BUILDINGS FPR sale! "Lowest prices of
the year!" 25x30 now $4100, 25x40
$5400, 30x40 $6400, 35x50 $8790, 35x70
$11,990, 40x80 $14,900. Others. Manu-
facturer Direct (800)668-5422.
WHIRLPOOL WASHER & Dryer, $75/ea.
30 day warranty. Deliver, $20. 318-8173,
992-1470.
KEROSENE, ASSORTED container
sizes, $30 for all, 247-0629.


BOAT STORAGE in PV. Visit
www.MarinaClubPV.com
1999 BAYLINER 1800, 120hp, fish finder,
lots of extras, $6500, 610-7768.
CHEAP STORAGE
Boats, RV's, Trailers.
Starting at $70/mo.. 2781 Mayport Rd.
Near Wonderwood. Call 993-2222.
ALLIED RICHARD Bertram- New/ used
vessels. Buy/ sell. Steve Marcus
(904)894-8067.

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OCEAN SURF Kayak & accessories, ex- ATV, HONDA 650, brand new; only 400
cellent condition, 616-4511. miles. Bright red, has winch. Call
cSD INTERSC MORE.D INC~ (904)874-1059.


ZjPLIN II t:Kti N MUI r, INI
Locally owned & operated, hand crafted
furniture and accessories. Personalized
pet products.
www.splintersnmore.com.
BEACHES MEMORIAL Gardens, 2 burial
plots, includes vaults, $3700, 477-3756.
LEAVING FLORIDA, everything must go!
Household, furn., remodeling tools,
(904)229-9389.
SCHWINN AIRDYNE exercise bike, $175;
Reform 635CW treadmill, $175. Both in
excellent, like new condition. Call 223-
0250.


2004 FLEETWOOD Prowler, Travel Trail-
er, 33ft tandem axles, 2 slides, 2 doors,
large bath, 1 owner, very good condition,
$14k OBO, 285-3228, 838-4858.


1989 DODGE Ram van, white; very good
condition, chrome rims, very good tires,
$1400. Call Richie, (904)553-0342.
1996 FORD F250, 5.8, 351 utility truck,
74,000 miles, $4800 OBO, 422-0463.


HEIRLOOM, ONE of a kind furniture and
mantels made out of reclaimed, recycled 2002 DODGE DURANGO, black; fully
barn beams from the Midwest. 386-6010. loaded, well maintained, $7300, 477-
_3756..


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


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


BARBIES & last minute holiday gifts. Sat-
urday, 12/22, 8-1pm, 1216 10th St. N.
3-DAY BLOWOUT! Fri./ Sat./ Sun. 8am-
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clothes. Bring money! 1817 10th Street
North
FRIDAY 8-?, 916 12th St. N. Tables &
chairs, clothing, gifts & jewelry.



CHRISTMAS JACKPOT! Entire content of
home plus full shed; 14 carat jewelry &
sterling silver, leather sofas (new), book-
cases, collectables, dining room suite. &
breakfront. Too much to list; a great sale.
447 Garden View Terrace, Orange Park,
Dec. 20-22, 8:30am-5:30 pm. Hunter Anti-
ques, 610-2888.


MOTHER/ SON pet sitting/ walking serv-
ice. Caring, dependable, very reasonable.
Beaches area. 280-1450 .

ROMANO SERVICES
Roofing, gutters, sheet metal, siding, soffit
& painting. Lie. CC-C058163
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CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING
with new anti-allergen fabric rinse,
223-0591.
UNIVERSAL CLEANER. Licensed and In-
sured. Call Beth (904)472-7286.
ORGANIZING- CLEANING: Home, office,
closets. Also sewing, landscaping. Refer-
ences. 221-0801.
BEACHES CLEANING. Residential, Com-
mercial; Move-in/ Move-out and Construc-
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Monthly services provided. Call for free
estimate. 718-5471.
AN AMAZINGLY Clean House by Natasha
is expanding. Excellent prices and
detailed work. Lots of ref's. available!
210-1360.
AFFORDABLE CLEANING SERVICE.
Many years experience; references availa-
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HOLIDAY CLEANING, experienced, relia-
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ABOVE & Beyond Housekeeping. De-
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BEACH BOYS seasoned firewood. Nice
split oak. Small truck $50. Pickup or Deliv-
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Store. Call 759-1612.
THE WINTER and holiday seasons are
upon usi Be prepared, order now and get
free delivery 334-3157.
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6th Ave. So., Jax Beach (for pickup),
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$2000 as is negotiable; DVD stereo sys-
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1998 TOYOTA Sienna Van, 1 owner,
118,000 miles, exc. condition. $3750.
705-2374.
2002 CHEVY MONTE CARLO SS, black
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HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS


Mayport hosts Model

Railroad open house


The Beaches Area Model
Railroad Club (BAMRC) will
host its first open house
Saturday, December 22 from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the his-
toric Mayport depot, at the
Beaches Museum & History
Center near the old locomo-
tive at 413 Beach Boulevard.
For the past three months,
with the enthusiastic
encouragement of the
Beaches Area Historical
Society, the club has been
rebuilding its model railroad
which was salvaged when it
was forced to move from its
previous location at 953 4th
St. N.
The new layout features
many of the key elements
from the old one, including
the roundhouse, paper mill,
and steel mill. It even boasts
a longer mainline run than
before.
"If visitors look closely,
they will see an exact dupli-
cate of the Mayport depot on
our new layout," said


Richard Paul, past president.
Club member Jeff Barker has
created an HO scale model of
the depot, which he will
soon make available for sale
to other modelers as a laser-
cut paper kit.
Paul said the layout, like
all model railroads, is a work
in progress.
"While we have a lot to do,
we're proud to be up and
operating after the chal-
lenges of moving to this
location."
Paul said club members are
inviting their families,
friends, and the general pub-
lic, to see the progress made
on the layout and "...to just
enjoy watching model trains
running before Christmas!"
BAMRC invites Beaches
and Southside model rail-
roaders and other railroad
enthusiasts to join their
organization. For member-
ship information,- contact
David Henk at 641-8800 of
Richard Paul at 223-5133.


photo submitted
Members of the Beaches Area Model Railroad Club reassem-
ble the HO scale layout in their new location inside the historic
Maypero(Deptp'on the grounds of the Beaches Museum '&I
History-Genter,;413 Beach Boulevard. From-left are Richard-
Paul, Robert Harrington and Ken Hoot.


Santa at Golden Corral
Santa Claus and his elves
will be Beach Boulevard
Golden Corral restaurant from
4-7 p.m. Dec. 20 and Dec. 21.
Sized 5x7 photographs will be
taken for a cost of $5. All pro-
ceeds from the photo sessions,
and any donations given, will
be donated to the Fletcher
High Mock Trial Team. The
money will assist the team in
its fundraising effort to get to
the high school state mock
trial finals in early April in
Orlando.
Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens' classic
story, "A Christmas Carol,"
comes to life on the Florida
Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. Dec.
21. For tickets, call 355-2787.
Boutique Unique
Fashion Show
Boutique Unique holds a
Holiday Gift Shopping
Fashion Show from 11:30
a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at


Ragtime Tavern. Call 241-
7877 for priority seating and
call Boutique Unique at 241-
7109 for information.
Children's Chorus Concert
The Concert Choir of the
Jacksonville Children's
Chorus and the First Coast
Ringers will be in concert at 7
p.m. Dec. 23 at Lakewood
Presbyterian Chiirch, 2001.
University Blvd. West.,
Admission is free.
First Artist Member
Holiday Exhibition
The first Artist Member
Holiday Exhibition at the
Cultural Center at Ponte
Vedra Beach, 50 Executive
Way runs to Jan. 12. For infor-
mation, visit www.ccpvb.org.
Snow and Ice in Forecast
The St. Augustine
Amphitheatre has been trans-
formed into a Winter
Wonderland and will be that
way through Jan. 6.


Wednesday, Dec. 19
Auxiliary Admninistrative
Board: The Administrative
Board of the Hospital: Auxiliary
for Baptist Medical Center
Beaches holds its' monthly
meeting at 10 a.m. in
Conference Room B of the hos-
pital.
Family Fun Hour: The GTM
Research Reserve hosts a Family
Fun Hour from 2-3 p.m. The
featured story, "Stranger in the
Woods," by Carl R. Sams and
Jean Stoick, tells about animals'
and birds' reaction to a snow-
man that appears in their
woods after a winter storm. The
story will be followed by a
snowman craft activity partici-
pants can take home. Ages 3-10
are welcome with parents, and
all materials are supplied. The
event is free, but registration is
requested. The event also is
open to groups; however, reser-
vations are required by calling
823-4500.
One Voice Choir: The One
Voice Choir, a special group of
children who come together to


sing and entertain others as
part of a Cultural Center at
Ponte Vedra Beach music thera-
py program, makes its debut
with a concert that begins at 9
a.m. at Cunningham Creek
Elementary School, 1205
Roberts Road, St. Johns.
Cunningham Creek
Elementary, site of the C.A.R.E.
(Cunningham Arts Reaches
Everyone) program, is the St.
Johns County "hub" school for
special education students. The
program is sponsored in part by
the Woodcock Foundation for
the Appreciation of the Arts,
United Way and State of Florida
Division of Cultural Affairs. For
information, call the Cultural
Center at 280-0614 or visit
www.ccpvb.org. The
Cunningham Creek number is
904-819-7860.

Thursday, Dec. 20
Art Opera: Art Opera at the
Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra
Beach will be offered from 6-8
p.m. University of North
Florida professor Janice Machin
presents "In Stabiano:
Exploring the Ancient Seaside


*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. and each night from 6-
10 p.m. It costs $8 to skate
and $2 to rent skates: Call
904-471-1965 to schedule
private or group lessons.
Theatre: Theatre Saint
Augustine presents its origi-
nal adaptation of O Henry's
"Gift of the Magi." The pres-
entation runs through Jan. 6.
Showtimes are 7 p.m. and 8
p.m. Friday and Saturdays,
with matinees at 2 p.m. and
4 p.m. Sunday.
Snow: It will snow every
night at 9 p.m. Magic snow
can be purchased to throw at
one another.
Sleigh Rides: $10 for
adults and $4 for children.
Sleighs glide past Southern
Red Cedar, Magnolia and
Oak trees adorned in holiday
lights with views of Notina's
Pond. *North Pole. Visit:
Santa will chitchat about
elves, gifts and cookies and
be available for visits from 3-
7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and
Sunday through Dec. 23.
Elf Village: Who can
build the best elf house?
Contestants can showcase an
elf house in the elf village.
Creative freedom is encour-
aged. Houses are 8x10 feet
with a 4-foot door.
Holiday Shopping:
Shoppers An meet featured
artisans, browse unique prod-
ucts, pick up holiday decora-
tions and have fun while
completing a holiday shop-
ping 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:
Wednesday-Dec. 26:
Kwanza Celebration with
Xhabbo (St. Johns County
Public Library event)
Thursday-Jan. 3: Mark
Allan Magician (St. Johns
County Public Library event)
Winter Wonderland family
passes are $60 and include 10
skating :passes. Winter
'Wonderland is sponsored'by
the Tourist Development
Council, WSOS and St. Johns
County Public Library
System. The St. Augustine
Amphitheatre is at 1340C A1A
South.
For information, visit
www.staugamphitheatre.com
or call 904- 471-1965.
Santa in Courtyard
Santa Claus visits the
Courtyard at 200 First Street
in Neptune Beach from 10
a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday in
December. Children [and
adults] can share Christmas
wish lists and have photos
taken. It's $10 for a framed
5x7, to be picked up the next
day. Pets are welcome. Call
Shelby's Coffee Shoppe, 249-
2922, for information.
Holiday Favorites at IMAX
Two holiday favorites, "The
Polar Express" and "Happy
Feet," are on the IMAX screen
at World Golf Village. The fea-
tures run through Jan. 6.
Tickets to both can be pur-
chased: at www.wgv.com.
Tickets are $10 for adults. with


Villas of the Roman Elite," a
new exhibition at the Cummer
Museum. The presentation
concludes with an Italian opera
performance by Bella Voce
Cabaret. The event is free for
members of the Cultural
Center and Cummer Museum.
Non-members may attend for
$10. RSVP by calling 904-280-
0614, ext 204. For information,
visit www.ccpvb.org.
Beaches Kiwanis: The
Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville
Beaches meets at 12 p.m. at
Selva Marina Country Club.
The cost to non-members is
$15. For information, call club
president Neil Powell at 343-
3571 or visit www.beacheski-
wanis.com.
North Beaches Art Walk :
Every third Thursday of the
month, from 5-9 p.m., the
shops, restaurants, bars, gal-
leries and boutiques of the
Beaches Town Center area and
beyond showcase the talent of
local artists. For information,
call Archway Gallery and
Framing at 249-2222.


discounts for children, mili-
tary, seniors and students. A
complete film schedule, as
well as additional ticket infor-
mation, can be obtained on-
line at www.wgv.com or by
calling 904-940-IMAX (4629).
Tickets also can be purchased
at the box office.
Atlantic Beach Toy Drive
The Atlantic Beach Holiday
Toy Drive will be held from
through Dec. 20. A children'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 information.
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 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.firststreetgaller-
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The 2006 Songbook was recognized by the Florida Press Association as
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SPIRIT OF GIVING


BONO'S PIT

BAR-B-Q GIVES BACK
As a special thank-you for the men and women in
service, Bono's Pit Bar-B-Q provided 200 Thanksgiving
Day dinners for people who currently have a family
member serving in Iraq. Families from both NAS JAX
and Naval Station Mayport were invited to the Gate
Parkway Bono's for a full Thanksgiving meal with all
the fixings. "We are so happy to be able to show
appreciation for our troops through this simple offering
of food. Our Bono's managers, our employees and
even their families donated part of their Thanksgiving
Day to serve the troops' families, and there was no
better thanks for us than to see these folks enjoying
our fare with such enthusiasm," said Joe Adeeb,
President of Bono's of America, Inc. The families were
served during two seatings on Thanksgiving Day.
Bono's managers, employees and their families all
donated part of their Thanksgiving Day to feed families
from both NAS JAX and Naval Station Mayport.
photo submitted


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Third and fourth graders from The Foundation Academy held a
food drive and sold handmade Christmas cards. The students
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When You Need To Corral Closet Clutter,

Pocket Door Frames Open Up Space
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As a rule, people' only use about ten
percent of their belongings. Most of
the other ninety percent is clutter,
which can take over your space if not
properly organized. Two big problem
areas for clutter are closets and bath-
rooms. Closets can literally become
dumping grounds for items people
don't know what to do with-things
they don't want to discard but that
rarely get used or worn. Closet shelves
overflow, clothing racks are over-
loaded, and door hooks host myriad
ancient bathrobes and ties. Clutter is
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ing what little vanity counter space
there is. Bathroom cabinets and
drawers are almost always bursting
with old or unused products.
With the right organizational strat-
egy, you can take back closet and
bath spaces and put them to produc-
tive use. Reclaiming space means
making some tough decisions and a
few fun ones. Focus on one closet to
make the task less overwhelming
and create a "model closet" with ele-
ments that can be duplicated. First,
label three boxes Keep, Discard, and
Unsure. Categorize closet contents
into these boxes. Take the Discard
box to a thrift store. Tape shut the
Unsure box and set it aside-if a year
passes and you don't retrieve any-
thing from it, take it to the thrift
store too.
Before returning your Keep box
contents to the closet, measure the
closet and choose organizer systems
that fit your space and budget.
Affordable ideas are stackable storage
boxes; double-rod clothes racks lone
hangs above); solid or wire shelves;
hanging shoe bags; and drawer units
for small accumulating items. Store
everything you use weekly in easy-
access locations, between knee and
shoulder height. In the bathroom,
use under-sink and drawer organizers
to keep counters clutter-free, stackable
bins, caddies, corner shelving, and
wall-mounted storage units, even
above the toilet.
Another strategic consideration is
your closet or bathroom door. Swing-
out doors take up extra floor space,
inhibit access to closet contents, and
prohibit use of wall and floor space
behind them as they can do damage if
flung open. Consider installing a
Pocket Door Frame system, a sliding
"door-in-the-wall" that creates space
where you most need it, ensures free
access to closest and bathroom con-
tents, doesn't cause "swing-out" dam-
age, and doesn't fold up in your wa\.
\ith a Pocket Door, more space is
available for wall or corner shelving
and other organizing tools in bath-
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Organizing the clutter in your closets
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