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Weekend Edition January 18, 2008



Vol. 45, No. 61 Serving the communities of Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Mayport and Ponte Vedra Beach since 1963

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PARENT ADVISORY City cemeteries look at
angerous activity adding cremation gardens
among teens leads to cremation

deadly consequence. A
family shares its


Improvements are on the
See A-8 way for the historic Lee
Kirkland Cemetery and the H.
Warren Smith Cemetery at
Beach Boulevard and Penman
The Jacksonville Beach City
Council will meet at 7 p.m.
Tuesday at City Hall, 11 3rd St.
N. to discuss the plans.
A cremation garden with a
wishing well is planned for
both sites with room to expand
if additional space is needed.
Spaces in the garden can be
Added as modular wall sections.
Remembrance plaques can be

placed along the pillars, floor
and ceiling of the cremation
garden and will allow families
to honor loved ones whose
ashes were scattered in the
wishing well.
City officials are recommend-
ing that Waitz and Moye com-
plete the design of the crema-
tion area for $10,194.10. The
firm has an ongoing engineer-
ing service contract with the
A Veterans Memorial flag and
monument will be erected at
both sites if approved.
At Lee Kirkland, a monument
and plaques will commemorate
the family members in
unmarked graves.

Postal authorities

say new JB facility

may not deliver

Postal representatives have
requested a meeting with
Jacksonville Beach to discuss
concerns with the new site
slated for the city's post
A new site was identified in
the Beach Plaza Shopping
Center at 1316 Beach Blvd.
but the location does not
have adequate dock space
and clearance needed for
mail transport, postal offi-
cials said. There is also inade-
quate space to install security
fencing required for loading

mail vehicles.
"Our goal is to keep a
postal presence within the
Jacksonville Beach ;city lim-
its," postal official Jacqueline
Hollinger said in a Dec. 17
letter to the city. "However,
we have been unsuccessful in
finding a suitable location
that will accommodate our
The lease for the existing
post office at 7th Avenue
North expires in May, 2009.
The matter will be discussed
with the postmaster at
Tuesday's council meeting.

Even stars have to eat their broccoli

"Coastal Atlantic," an
exhibit of paintings of
the area, opens at the
Beaches Museum &
History Center.
See B-1

Fletcher junior varsity
player Justin Stewart
gets ready to fire a shot
on goal;
See Sports, A-6

Making the most of a
precious resource in
your home.

See Home Trends B-8

Former Jag standout

delivers message to

Beaches students

TheJacksonville Jaguars' schools outreach
program reached out to San Pablo
Elementary Tuesday when former wide
receiver Jimmy Smith. Smith appeared
Tuesday at the Jacksonville Beach health
and fitness magnet school to speak to its
students- about health and fitness.
The team's in-schdol program involves a
number 'f currentand former Jaguars. Wide
receiver Ernest Wilford was at Mayport
Middle arlier this school year.
"This program is an opportunity for
myself and other Jaguars to educate youth,"
said Smith. "I think, in today's world, we
have to give them the tools needed to meet
today's challenges.
"Health and fitness is huge in this day
and time," he said, "because our kids suffer
from obesity. We talk about nutrition, tell
them the right things to eat, what to stay
away from, give them kind of a brief verbal
"If I can stop one kid from drinking soda
pop all night, I think I've done a good job."
Smith relatedFgood nutrition to his career,
using it to help tell how he became the foot-
ball player he was.
",It wasn't because I was running around
the field catching footballs," he said. "I had
to eat right in order to catch those foot-
John Stringfellow, physical education
instructor at San Pablo, said he tried hard to
get a player for the school. He started in
October, working to fulfill a parent's
"I went to the Jaguars to see what we
could do to get a player," he said. "Since
we're a health and fitness magnet, I thought
getting a personality of this type would be
important to our program."
Stringfellow dealt with Nyree Bowen,
coordinator of community relations for the
Jaguars. A player appearance was complicat-
ed by the fact the Jags were making a play-
off run. So their conversation moved to for-

mer players, which Stringfellow
said would be fine.
"She wouldn't let me know
who it was," he related, "but
said, 'You're going to appreciate
who it is.'"
Stringfellow said he thought
of Smith, Tony Boselli and
Mark Brunell, "So I was real
excited. When she told me late
last week 'Jimmy Smith,' I was
Smith began his program by
dividing the school population,
sitting, at tables and on the
floor of the San Pablo cafeteria,
in half. Then he led cheers,
with the righthand side shout-
ing, "I love," followed by
He turned to nutrition, say-
ing that, as he got older, he
"stopped eating ice cream and
candy and cake all the time,
because I had to get out there
and perform for the Jaguars."
Smith, who played college
football at Jackson State in
Mississippi, asked questions,
one of which was to name a San Pablo
vegetable that tastes good. wearing JE
The first answer was "pineap- Tuesday t
ple." The next response was receiver, J
"carrots." Somebody else said thoughts
"broccoli," which Smith
acknowledged he isn't particu-
larly fond of but does force himself to eat,
recognizing its nutritional value.
Smith shared the story of Joshua Frase,
son of former Jaguars teammate Paul Frase,
who was born in 1995 with myotubular
myopathy. Only 50 percent of the children
with his condition live to the age of 2.
Joshua turns 13 February 2.
Smith emphasized what good nutrition
has meant to Joshua.
Smith wore No. 82 for the Jaguars. When
asked what his favorite team is, aside from
the Jaguars, he said, "The Jaguars." He was

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SElementary students and teachers, many
aguars colors, fill the school's cafeteria
o hear the team's all-time leading wide
limmy Smith. Smith, above, shared his
about health and energy and nutrition.

asked if he would do his "funky end zone
dance," but took a pass, saying, "I don't
want to embarrass myself."
Smith initially deferred football ques-
tions, but took them eventually. Smith, who
retired two years ago when he was 36, was
asked why he chose to retire.
"Because I was a little old," Smith
answered. "I was going to be the oldest
receiver in the NFL.
To the last question he took, "Who's your
favorite player in the Hall of Fame?,"
Smith had no immediate answer.


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AB will


art buy
* Could mean
spending $45,000
for sculpture
Erecting a $95,000 sculpture
in Atlantic Beach is back on the
table for discussion, city officials
In September, the previous
City Commission voted 3-2
against spending $45,000 to
erect a bronze sculpture of a girl
riding a sea turtle due to the
"unstable tax climate." The only
commissioner from that time
who is still in office is Mike
Boro. He was one of the two
elected officials who originally
voted in favor of buying the art.
Mayor John Meserve, who
took office in November,
brought it back up for discussion
at a workshop meeting Tuesday,
explaining that it was a "good
faith issue."
"I think we ought to put it
back in the budget and com-
plete this deal," Meserve said.
"Let's clear the air and get this
thing done."
The Atlantic Beach Public Arts
Commission initiated the proj-
ect several years ago and enlisted
artist Kristen Visbal to construct
a bronze statue that would be
placed in the Five Points inter-
section. Visbal designed a simi-
lar sculpture for Jacksonville
The city allocated $45,000 to
an art fund, using bed tax rev-
The sculpture, entitled "In
Search of .Atlantis", was to be
purchased using the art fund
and Jacksonville City Councilor
Art Graham agreed to contribute
$50,000 for the project from his
discretionary fund.
Bed tax money has limited
uses and must be used to pro-
mote tourism, according to City
Manager Jim Hanson.
The funds must be used for
capital improvements or beauti-
fication projects.
"I think there's a good faith
issue here. We owe it to [citizens
and volunteers who worked on
the project] not to. leave them
hanging out to dry," Meserve
Commissioner Paul Parsons
agreed, saying "a lot of work has
been done on this thing."
But, Commissioner Carolyn
Woods said that she would like a
new location considered.
"It's a busy, crowded space
with a lot of things to look at
and a,lot of things going on,"
she said.
City staff will draft a pro-
posed budget amendment for
first reading at the next
Commission meeting on Jan.

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Meetings in Atlantic Beach
may start at 6 p.m. if a sugges-
tion from a commissioner is
Commissioner Paul Parsons
Monday asked the
Commission to consider start-
ing meetings at 6 p.m. since
some run late into the
Mayor John Meserve said
that suggestion could be fur-
ther discussed at the city's
strategic planning meetings in
Parsons pointed out that
the meetings used to begin at
6 p.m., but former Mayor Bill
Gulliford changed the time to
7:15 p.m. so that he would
have enough time to watch
the evening news.

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Evolution 'fact' dissed
The St. Johns County School
Board on Tuesday unanimous-
ly approved a resolution urg-
ing the state Department of
Education to have evolution
taught as a theory, not as "dog-
matic fact."
Under proposed new science
standards, evolution would be
presented as "the fundamental
concept underlying all of biol-
ogy supported in multiple
forms of scientific evidence."
The School Board, however,
calls for "objective and intel-
lectually open instruction in
regard to evolution, teaching
the scientific strengths and
weaknesses of the theory."
The board's resolution will
be forwarded to the State
Board of Education and to
Gov. Charlie Crist.
Group seeks ages 22-40
The Young Advocates for
Cultural Awareness (YACA)
will be launched at the
Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra
Beach on Wednesday.
The free event begins at 6
p.m. with a wine and cheese
reception, followed at 6:45
p.m. by a program featuring
Ambassador Nancy Soderberg.
Soderberg, author, public
commentator and visiting dis-
tinguished scholar at the
University of North Florida, is
vice president of programs for
the World Affairs Council.
She will speak on interna-
tional cultural awareness and
the role it plays in helping
understand today's political
YACA came about with a col-
laborative partnership
between the Cultural Center
and the World Affairs Council.
,The new group is targeted
toward professionals ages 22 to
40 who wish to expand inter-
national cultural awareness
through education and overall
appreciation of the arts.
YACA plans to host five

major events this year, ending
with a black tie gala in which
YACA will distribute three
scholarships to distinguished
high school seniors pursuing
artistic professions.
For information, contact
Daniel Gilham, YACA presi-
dent, at 735-7722.
The center is at 50 Executive
Way, Ponte Vedra Beach.
Beaches Museum &
History Center seeks
Did you know that the first
lots in Pablo Beach cost $221
or that a hurricane almost
stopped the development of
the area? Learn about these
and other fun facts by being a
volunteer at the Beaches
Museum and History Center.
The museum is looking for
volunteers to help as docents -
- giving tours and presenting
programs. We offer tours of
Pablo Historical Park to the
general public five times a day
and specially designed educa-
tional programs to school
groups, so your help would be
greatly appreciated.
Can you spare a few hours
one day a week or would you
like to be on-call for classroom
groups? Are you a "ham" and
love to talk in public. All the
training is provided. Call 241-
5657 ex 104 and speak to
'LA Law' actor to speak
Actor Blair Underwood will
be the featured speaker at the
27th annual Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon
at the University of North
Florida Feb. 21.
The luncheon is presented
by UNF's Intercultural Center
for Peace. Underwood will be
speaking about his life lessons.
The luncheon will be held
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the
University Center Banquet
Hall on the UNF campus. The
Grammy-winning gospel

group "Take 6" will also per-
form at the event.
Underwood has established
himself as a versatile actor,
with the ability to achieve a
successful acting career on
stage, television and the big
screen, most recently on HBO's
hit series "Sex and the City."
Underwood burst into the
national spotlight with his.
portrayal of lawyer Jonathan
Rollins in the NBC hit series
"LA Law." He held the role of
Rollins for seven years, during
which time he earned a
Golden Globe nomination,
and TV Guide singled him out
as one of the top stars of the
Tickets for the event are $20
each for non-students and

$500 for corporate tables of
eight. Tickets can be purchased
online at
nftbo3/shopdispl aycate-
gories.asp or by calling Lorna
Bautista at 620-2475.
Greatest read on Earth
St. Johns Reads, a communi-
ty reading program, centers
on Sara Gruen's best-selling
book "Water for Elephants: A
Novel," which tells the story of
a young man who traveled
with a circus during the Great
All branches will host book
groups to discuss the book in
addition to a number of fea-
tured events, among them:
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Battered women invited to join program

here to learn to break the cycle of abuse AngelicAdoptions, Inc.

A program to help battered women take
positive steps to break the cycle of abuse
and reclaim their lives will begin next
week in Mayport.
The 14-week program will be held from
6 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday through
April 23 at The USO on Mayport Road.
"Pattern Changing for Abused Women"
will be facilitated by licensed clinical social
workers Elinor Cantrell, LMFF and Alice
Stratton, MSW, MS, #
Participants will learn methods to
change their destructive patterns and
understand the problems associated with
exploitation and abuse,

They will also learn how to set realistic
goals for themselves and discover tech-
niques to develop new patterns.
"This is for women who have continual-
ly found themselves in abusive relation-
ships," said Cindy Funkhouser, executive
director 'of the Beaches Emergency
Assistance Ministry.
"It promotes lifestyle changes and how
to be preventive rather than reactive."
There is no cost to attend the class but
candidates are required to complete a pre-
screening interview to determine eligibili-
Funkhouser said the program has
received a "fair" response but she is hop-
ing that more women who are suffering

through the abuse will make the decision
to attend.
"It's really hard to get people to come to
things like this, especially for that length
of time," Funkhouser said.
Participants will be expected to com-
plete the entire course. Each session will
adhere to a specific lesson plan and partic-
ipating women will create a list of individ-
ual goals. The outcome of the goals will be
measured at the end of the 14 weeks.
To schedule a screening appointment
with a valid military identification con-
tact Cantrell at 270-6600 ext. 1733.
Potential participants who are non mili-
tary are asked to contact Kim Billingsley at
249-1450 for a screening.

AB ready

to ax FAR

limits on

home size
Elimination of a controversial
section of the Atlantic Beach
code that limits development is
likely after Commissioners
reached a consensus at a work-
shop meeting Tuesday.
Commissioner Paul Parsons
requested that the city re-visit a
section of the code passed last
year that deals with floor area
ratio (FAR) a development
standard aimed at maintaining
the city's character by keeping
larger houses in scale with other
homes in "Old Atlantic Beach."
"I'm all for getting rid of it
anyway you look at it. I think
it's unfair," Parsons said at
Tuesday's meeting of the rule
that limits the size of a home to
a percentage based on lot size.
While the Commission began
the discussion with the option
of modifying the FAR, Parsons,
Mayor John Meserve and
Commissioner John Fletcher all
agreed that it should be elimi-
"I'm thinking here of a com-
promise. The other develop-
ment standards go a long way
in regulating mass and scale.
Why over regulate," said
Commissioners reached a ver-
bal agreement that other sec-
tions ofthecode would remain

some development, officials
However, Commissioners
Carolyn Woods and Mike Bomo
were hesitant to eliminate FAR
completely and wanted to con-
sider modifying it.
"If we're not sensitive to both
sides and everybody's concerns,
then we're not doing our jobs,"
Woods said.
Meserve brought up the fact
that during his campaign he
said that he would not "undo"
what a previous Commission
had worked towards and
opened discussion to find a
"middle ground."
"My goal is...let's bring this
city back together, not tear it
apart," he said.
But, after continued discus-
sion he said that he did not
think of the FAR as "doing very
"I still go on the basis that
people want to [build] things
that are sellable and attractive,"
he said. "We can set a lot of
laws based on worst case situa-
tions, but we would be making
a lot of laws for years to come."
FAR is defined as the ratio of
the total counted floor areas of a
building compared to the total
lot area. The city has a FAR
limit of .60.


Above, Peggy Stewart of
Jacksonville, from left, Ilean
Lacey of Jacksonville and
Beverly Stephens of Ponte
Vedra Beach sign up Jan. 11
for the Neptune Beach
Senior Activity Center's
Cruise Club's April 26-May 3
trip to the Virgin Islands,
while, left, the three ladies,
with center director Leslie
Lyne standing behind, listen
to Dan Crutchfield, president
of Voyages Unlimited, talks
about how much fun it is to
be sailing as a group. Senior
center director Leslie Lyne
said she hopesto haver25-'mvp
30 feltow-sailor.s from the ir.i
center for a trip aboard
TheGlory, which will depart
Port Canaveral April 26 and
return May 3.

AB approves

resolution to

fight tax

A resolution urging citizens
to consider the impact of a pro-
posed constitutional tax
amendment Monday was
passed by the Atlantic Beach
City Commission.
The Commission urged citi-
zens to "consider the conse-
quences" of passing a proposed
tax amendment concerning
property taxes because the cur-
rent tax structure is "unfair and
unsustainable," according to
the resolution.
The city voted to override
the state legislature's tax cap
and maintain its current mill-
age rate after a series of budget
workshops in August.



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The Leader's Opinion


children is a

tough job that

has to be done

Nuide images of middle school students posted
Disturbing news by any standard, but even more dis-
turbing when it is students in one of our neighbor-
hood schools. Many parents were surprised this week
when it was reported that nude pictures of some
Fletcher Middle School students had been put online.
Parents everywhere were understandably upset.
The school is offering a program Jan. 24 to teach par-
ents and students about internet safety. (The class was
scheduled even before the episode involving local chil-
Also this week. Florida's Attorney General Bill
McCollum and Education Commissioner Eric J. Smith
announced a statewide Cybersafety challenge to
school principals to sign their schools up for the
Attorney General's CyberSafety Education presenta-
tions. The challenge is part of a goal to reach every
middle and high school in the state with a Cybersafety
Clearly, when Johnny or Jane spend hours surfing
the Internet, parents have more to be concerned about
than the kids becoming couch potatoes.
"One of the most important lessons We can teach
our young people this year is how to protect them-
selves from internet child predators," McCollum said.
The danger to today's youth is not limited to
Cyberspace. There are the usual dangers, for example
drugs, alcohol and extreme bullying. Then there are
the new dangers most parents have to stay alert to
such as cutting (self mutilation) and choking (see page
A-8 for more information).
Equipping our children with the knowledge they
need to protect themselves is a parent's responsibility
and the job continues to get harder as the world seems
to do the same.
More information on the Attorney General's
CyberSafety initiative is available online at

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I was lucky enough to grow
up with unlocked doors and
opened windows, hear the
ocean each evening into the
morning, drink cherry cokes at
Pinkie Campbells Drug Store,
dance at Le Chateau for my
16th birthday and the purity of
having that big wide open
beach to while away the hours.
I cannot think of a better, or
more gentle place to move
through one's youth. We had
bonfires on the beach, could
ride our horses home tying

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them to a palm tree for the
night, and make couquina
My father passed away
recently and I have come to
stay a bit to settle his affairs. I
am naturally remembering in
floods all and more of the
above. I want to thank
Atlantic Beach for being and
remaining a pretty dream
inside my heart that will never

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I remember in the sixties
when I was 17 I admired
my Aunt Mary.

She looked upon me as a
daughter since she had two
sons. She took me with her to
Washington, D.C. when she
had business. I was infatuated
with John F. Kennedy and the
whole Camelot scene. I
q. always went with her at every
- .chance I got. I was able to get
- time off from school if I
p promised to do a report on
my experiences.
My aunt had an executive
position in a union (can't
remember which one) and she
was appointed to N.O.W.
(National Organization for
- I knew it stood for equal
- - rights for women and I talked
- with her one day about her
opinion regarding N.O.W.
"'? I really don'tva nt-equtal' '
S rights, it will destroy us,' ';she'
--- said to me.
I was a little confused by
- the fact that she belonged to
o something she really didn't
* believe in but she was
appointed and she wanted to
- fulfill her obligation.
S- She was a wife, mother and
- executive who traveled and
S rubbed elbows with the
.. -Washington elite. She dined
at the White House with the
-- president, JFK, and danced at
S- - his Inaugural Ball.
I didn't see her as deprived
of any rights. I think what my
-- Aunt Mary meant was that
- - she wanted to be considered
- "better" than men, put on a
pedestal so to speak.
Now we have commercials
talking about avoiding Herpes
S with your partner, not your
- spouse or even your fiance.
-- Little girls jumping rope say-
ing "I want to be one less, one
.-, less" and I think to myself,
"then pull up the panties and
pull down your dress."
o Now we have women sit-
ting around discussing how to
have a shorter period by
*- ingesting a catchy named
product so they can supply
some "skinny looking
unkempt dude" with more
nights of passion and prevent
unwanted pregnancy to boot.
Of course, then we have
women wanting babies, who
can't seem to conceive. I ques-
Stion the onset of the birth
1IE control pill and infertility
being parallel in these times,
not to mention any increase
in breast cancer.
Women seem to be equal to
men alright, I recently talked
dent w ho with a young woman in her
ide w ho 30's who complained that the
world was not old-fashioned
pa til a cu i ar |11enough. Amen to that!
p ricu lar It's a pity we see children
going to school looking' like .-
"hookers" and then we see
mom. Many young people are
given poor example by their
w r/ ; Vown parents and the teachers "
w ri aI Iare expected to pick up the
Sader, send I may be an old fuddy-
ader, send duddy but I am glad I was
raised in the fifties and sixties.
I sure hope the pendulum will
swing back enough to bring
class and self-respect to our
l' com society again, not just for women but also for men.
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the author of "The Patients of a
Saint, A Nurse's Story." She has
lived in Jacksonville since 1990
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Criminal mischief was
reported Jan. 15 in the 500
block of Marsh Landing
Parkway. A restaurant
employee told police that one
of the building's windows was
kicked in overnight. Damage
was estimated at $500.
* *
Petit theft was reported Jan.
15 at a restaurant in the 200
block of Oceanfront North.
Two male suspects consumed
$67.97 worth of food and
drinks and left without pay-

An 89-year-old Jacksonville
Beach man was arrested Jan.
15 and charged with a misde-
meanor of domestic battery
for physically assaulting his
88-year-old wife in the 500
block of Barbara Lane. A
neighbor told police she was

contacted by her son in refer-
ence to the couple fighting.
The woman attempted to sep-
arate the two and the man
slapped her in the face with
an open hand, police report-
* *
Auto burglary was reported
Jan. 15 in the first block of
Beach Boulevard. Police said
an unknown suspect smashed
the passenger window of a
vehicle in a restaurant park-
ing lot. A purse, a digital cam-
era, papers and a pair of sun-
glasses were stolen. The loss is
estimated at $284.

Residential burglary was
reported Jan. 15 in the 300
block of 10th Street South.
The victim told police that
she returned home from work
to find the front door and a
window open. She noticed

immediately that a television
set and a DVD player were
missing. Further inspection
revealed several pieces of jew-
elry were also stolen. Police
said it appeared that the win-
dow was pried open. The loss
was estimated at $1,075.
* *
Petit theft was reported Jan.
14 in the 100 block of Beach
Blvd. A restaurant manager
told police that he observed a
male suspect in a small red
pickup truck loading a beer
keg valued at $60 into the bed
of the vehicle. The suspect
was tall, approximately 6'1"
and 175 lbs. with brown hair.
* *
Burglary to a business was
reported Jan. 14 in the 1700
block of Penman Road N. A
$450 cash deposit was stolen
from a school office. Police
said there were no signs of

forced entry and several
employees have access to the

Grand 'theft was reported
Jan. 14 in the 2300 block of
Beach Boulevard. Two boat
propellers valued at $600 each
were stolen from a the engine
of a boat.

Grand theft of a motor
vehicle was reported Jan. 15
in the first block of Jardin De
Mer Place. A red 2006 Honda
CBR 1000 motorcycle valued
at $20,000 was stolen from
the garage of a condominium.

No new reports.

Todd Allen Wiker, 33, was
arrested for armed burglary to
a dwelling, child abuse, pos-


session of a concealed weapon
by a convicted felon and a
misdemeanor charge of sim-
ple battery on Jan. 15 in the
1100 block of Seagate Avenue,
according to a police report.

James Carl Trucks III, 40,
was arrested for armed burgla-
ry to a dwelling, child abuse,
possession of a concealed
weapon by a convicted felon
and a misdemeanor charge of
simple battery on Jan. 15 in
the 1100 block of Seagate
Avenue, according to a police

Grand theft was reported
on Jan. 15 in the 100 block of
South Street, according to a
police report.
* *
A 54-year-old Ponte Vedra
man was arrested and charged
with cocaine possession after
being pulled over by a sher-
iff's deputy Monday night for
speeding in the 100 block of
Planters Row West, according

to a police report. A deputy
searched Scott M. Dreicer and
found a "white powdery sub-
stance" and $1,308 in his
pockets, according to the
report. He was taken to the St.
Johns County jail.
* *
Jewelry, furs, and other
items totalling more than
$3,300 were taken from a res-
idence in the 200 block of
Odoms Mill Boulevard Jan.
10, according to a police

A Nease. High student
reported his iPod was stolen
Tuesday morning when he
left the item in a classroom,
according to a police report.

An LCD computer projector
worth more than $1,000 was
stolen from a business on
PGA Tour Boulevard between
Friday and Sunday, according
to police.

Edward M. Craft of Atlantic
Beach died January 12, 2008.
He was born in Oak Park, Ill.,
graduated from the
University of Illinois and
received an MBA from DePaul
University, Chicago, Ill.
He is survived by his wife,
Patricia (Tischer), and his par-
ents, Edward and Margaret
Craft, Westchester, Ill. He was
preceded in death by his
daughter, Margaret.
Mass of Christian Burial
will be held at 11 a.m.

John A. Malone Sr., 84, of
Jacksonville died January 17,
2008. He was born July 13,
1923 in Louisville, Ky.
He was a commercial artist
and display director. He served
in the U.S. Army in the Pacific
Theater during World War II.
Survivors include his son
and daughter-in-law, John and
Amy Malone of San Diego;
companion, Ann Nelson of
Jacksonville; five nephews and
three nieces. He was preceded
in death by his. wife,
Josephine,A~d sonk Maako '
A, -gathering; of, -family" and:-
friends will be held from 6:30-
9 p.m. January 20 in the
chapel of Quinn-Shalz Family

January 22 at St. Paul's
Catholic Church, Jacksonville
Beach. A Memorial Mass will
be held at 11:30 a.m. January
30 at Divine Providence
Catholic Church,
Westchester, Ill.
In Lieu of flowers, dona-
tions may be sent to the
Margaret Craft Memorial
Fund, Benet Academy, 2200
Maple Ave., Lisle, IL 60532.
Arrangements by Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.

Funeral Home, with a prayer
vigil at 6:45 p.m. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be cele-
brated at 11 a.m. January 21 in
St. Paul's Catholic Church,
Jacksonville Beach, followed
by a reception. A private
inurnment will be held in
Greenlawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to St. Paul's
Catholic Church, 224 5th St.
N., Jacksonville Beach, FL
32250 or Community Hospice
of Northeast Florida, 4266
Sune~am, Roaa,, rJackson illeT,
FL 32257.. .
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.


Downey died
January 16,
2008 after a
brief illness.
He was a very
kind, gentle
and coura-
geous man,
the family
Born in Woodbuin,, Ky., he
attended Western Kentucky
University, playing basketball
under Ed Diddle. He joined the
Louisville & Nashville Railroad
Company, working in -New
Orleans, Orlando and Anniston,
Ala. before forming a partner-
ship in Birmingham, Ala. that
became the largest transporta-
tion consulting firm in the
In 1956 he started his own
firm, Downey & Co.
Transportation Consultants, in
Jacksonville. He negotiated
rates between suppliers (prima-
rily brick manufacturers and
distributors) and carriers (main-
ly railroad companies and truck
lines). He had a reputation as
being one of the best rate men
SHe. taught many classes in
transportation ,law and practice,
served as president of the
Jacksonville Traffic Club and
practiced before the Interstate

Commerce Commission.
He was a former lay leader at
Arlington Methodist Church
and was a coach for the
church's youth basketball and
softball teams. He enjoyed
sports all his life, especially ten-
nis. He played team and social
tennis at the Ponte Vedra Club
for many years. He was instru-
mental in banning smoking in
the Jacksonville Coliseum.
He leaves behind his wife of
28 years, Joyce Downey; and
three children from a previous
marriage, Jim Downey
(Eleanor), Susan Fountain
(Tom) and Jan Cass (Bob). He
also is survived by six grand-
children and four great-grand-
He leaves his family and
friends with a legacy of love,
compassion and humor. He will
be greatly missed, the family
A Memorial Service will be
held at 11 a.m. January 21 in
the chapel of Quinn-Shalz
Family Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests memorial contribu-
tions be made to Community
Hospice of Northeast Florida,
4266. Sunbeam Road,
Jacksonville, FL 32257.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.

Regional meeting set on water take

A controversial plan to withdraw mil-
lions of gallons of water from the St. Johns
River wil be the subject of a multi-agency
event next week at the St. Johns County
Convention Center at the World Golf
The Northeast Florida Regional Council
will sponsor the Northeast Florida
Regional Water Supply Summit to discuss
the Future of the river from 1 to 5 p.m.
Jan. 25 at the convention center.
The purpose of the meeting is to become
further educated on the issue and deter-
mine if there is a common position that
can be developed to plan for the next
. According to a proposal drafted by the
St. Johns River Water Management
District, 155 million gallons of river water
can safely be removed from the river
between the headwaters and Deland.

Over time, removing that amount every
day for 365 days in a calendar year would
result in the annual loss of 55 billion gal-
The summit will be open to the public
and the activities of the day will be
focused specifically on the chief elected
officials within the region to build con-
Former Jacksonville Mayor and current
president of the University of North
Florida John Delaney will provide the
opening statements.
Delaney is also the chairman of the St.
Johns River Alliance. A presentation will
follow by the St. Johns River Water
Management District representative Kirby
St. Johns Riverkeeper Neil Armingeon
and Orange County Mayor Richard T.
Crotty will also present information.
A facilitated discussion will follow the
speakers to attempt to reach a consensus

among the elected officials.
Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach,
Atlantic Beach and St. Johns County offi-
cials have all passed resolutions opposing
the plans. Visit for infor-
mation and updates.
The city of Atlantic Beach Monday
joined other Beaches cities in its concern
over the proposed withdrawal of water
from the St. Johns River by passing a reso-
In the resolution, the city "expresses
concern" and urges the St. Johns River
Water Management district to "study the
possible effects of surface water with-
drawals' and ensure that no unacceptable
impacts to the river will result."
"We weren't going to take action with-
out having some facts," said Mayor John
Meserve, explaining why Atlantic Beach
was the last Beaches city to pass a resolu-

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Senators tune-up for district event


Tigers pin

the tin star

on Howard
Columbia High School
in Lake City has a sto-
ried football program.
The Tigers have been lug-
ging the leather as far back as
1912 when they beat Duval
High School 14-6.
According to school
records, the Tigers have been
playing football for more
than 90 years. Heading into
the 2007 season, Columbia
held a .638 winning percent-
age in 908 games.
But the vaunted Tigers
have only one state champi-
onship trophy to show for it.
Pressure to win the big one
may have played a role in the
firing of longtime coach
Danny Green last month.
Green led the Tigers to a
state runner-up finish in
1997, but struggled to get his
teams beyond the third play-
off round.
And despite being only five
games shy of becoming the
school's all-time winningest
coach, Green, a Columbia
High graduate, was let go.
Green's firing proved there
are no sacred cows in rural
Columbia County. It also
proved that frustrated Tigers
football fans were ready for a
culture change.
Enter Craig Howard.
The former Nease High
head coach and spread
offense proponent has gone
where no Tigers have gone
before: to three consecutive
state title game appearances.
Columbia went 0-3 in dis-
trict play the past three sea-
sons against Howard's pass-
oriented Panthers. It also suf-
fered a humiliating 21-0
defeat to Nease in the second
round of last year's playoffs.
That's when fed-up
Columbia fans must have
said, 'Hey, if we can't beat
him, hire him."
Green, had he had the
chance, most likely would
have wrestled the district title
away from Nease next season
and gone deep into the play-
offs with a rising team of
playoff-tested underclassmen.
Now Howard gets that
golden opportunity.
The Tigers listed 18 sopho-
mores on last season's playoff
roster, and 15 juniors.
Nearly 20 lettermen weigh-
ing in at 200 pounds or more
return, led by marquee run-
ning back Tiger Powell (6-1,
205), who rushed for 1,393
yards and 17 touchdowns as
a sophomore.
Columbia also returns
sophomore running back
Damarquis Williams (5-11,
220) and bruising sophomore
fullback Brach Bessant (6-2,
Howard could scrap the
spread and line up in the
wishbone next season and
win 10 games with that trio.
He could also go to a Derrick
McFadden-type deal and let
Powell run wild on direct
snap plays. Green employed
that wrinkle last season, but
it was a case of too little out-
of-the-box thinking too late
to save his job.
Howard's most pressing
need right now is assembling
a coaching staff and finding a
quarterback in the mold of
Tim Tebow or Ted Stachitas.
There is no question that
the material is there at Lake
City for Howard to put
together a state title run in
the next two seasons.
That's why he took the job
and that's why they hired
Like Gary Cooper in "High
Noon" or Clint Eastwood in
"High Plains Drifter," Howard
was hired by tradition-rich,
but state-title-starved
Columbia to take out all the
gunslingers in Class 4A foot-
ball, plain and simple.
That's why Howard now
wears the tin star on his
chest at Lake City and Green

The Fletcher High wrestling
team has one more chance to
tune-up before the district
tournament starts at the
beginning of next month.
The Senators will compete
in a tournament at Ridgeview
High this weekend, the final
regular season meet for the
team before acting as host for
the district event.
Coming off a dominant win
over Terry Parker on
Wednesday, the Senators are
confident they'll be able to
qualify at least a few wrestlers
to go on in the state tourna-
Fletcher easily beat Parker
by a score of 84-0, the first
shutout of the season. Every
player that set foot on the
mat was awarded a pin during
the match, according to head
coach Roy Fallon.
The win came less than a
week after the Senators placed
second in the Gateway
Conference tournament.
Senior co-captain Nick
Dalcero, who won the 152-
pound class in the Gateway
Conference championships,
won his match in the 160-
pound class by pin despite
wearing a bulky face mask to
protect a nose injury he suf-
fered earlier this week in prac-
Ryan Sherrill (103-pound
class), Britt Musslewhite (125),
Anthony Pruedhomme (130),
Royce Hollingsworth (135),
Jonathan Ritchie (140), Will
Carraher-Stross (171), Chad
Cantrell (189) and James
Rominger (215) all won by
way of pin.
Drew Chinloy (112), Jesse

Wilson (119),
Grant Fong
(145), Mike
Pepis (152)
and Stephen Our goal
Temple (285) maybe 10 c
all won by
forfeit, pushed into
The and maybe g
Senators final
meet at into state. I
Ridgeview Nick Dalcer
this weekend
will provide other sen
some good advance thro
according to
Then it's
on to the dis- Roy
tricts, taking Senators hI
Saturday, Feb.
2 at Fletcher. That's a competi-
tion in which Fallon is not as
confident about his team's
"As far as winning the dis-
trict, I don't think we're there
yet," he said. "We've been
working towards that. That's
one of our goals, but Flagler
Palm Coast is in the top 10 in

ABOVE: Despite wearing a protective mask because of a broken nose, Senators 160-pound wrestler Nick Dalcero rolled to a pin-
fall victory Wednesday night. BELOW: Fletcher co-captain Will Carraher-Stross, right, controls his Terry Parker High opponent in
the 171-pound class. Like fellow co-captain Dalcero, Carraher-Stross went on to win via pin as Fletcher blanked Parker, 84-0.

the state. They just moved
into our district so that'll be
"We also
have Niceville
S ...................... com ing here
and they beat
is to get FPC last week,
so two of the
)r so guys top teams in
regionals the state will
et a couple be here."
But Fallon
'm hoping said Fletcher's
o-and th6:.goals are sim-
iors can "We just
)ugh that. want to quali-
fy," Fallon
said. "Our
goal is to get
maybe 10 or
Fallon so guys
ead coach pushed into
regionals and
maybe get a
couple into state.
"I'm hoping Nick (Dalcero)
and the other seniors can
advance through that."
In wrestling, the top four in
the district go to regionals.
Then the top four from
regionals goes on to state.
"We'll be practicing," Fallon
said. "They're very dedicated."

J.V. soccer wraps up perfect season

Judging by the performance
of this year's junior varsity
team, the Fletcher High boys
soccer program won't have any
problems finding talented per-
sonnel-in the near future.
The JV squad capped the sea-
son on a high note Monday
night with an 8-0 win over Ed
White, completing a perfect
15-0 season and offering fur-
ther proof that, along with the
success the varsity team has
enjoyed this season, Fletcher's
soccer program is one of the
best in North Florida.
"We started out with a few
kids that returned from last
year but mostly we had incom-
ing people," head coach Greg
Olsen said. "It was a matter of
how they responded to how we
play soccer, the system we try
to employ, the structure and
discipline and everything that
goes with high school soccer.
"That and to prepare them
for the next level as well."
The team compiled of high
school sophomores and fresh-
man breezed through its
schedule this season, winning
all 15 games, including 13 by
shutout. The defense was so
strong it allowed just three
goals all season long.
Only Mandarin, Wolfson
and Paxon, all three very
strong soccer programs in
Jacksonville, gave Fletcher any
real competition, according to
Although the schedule was-

Fletcher junior varsity player Justin Stewart gets ready to fire a
shot on goal during Tuesday night's game against Ed White.
Stewart scored on the play and the Senators rolled to an 8-0
victory to cap a perfect season in which the team finished 15-0.

n't grueling, the team did play
a three-week period with back-
to-back games and a couple of
other weeks in which it would

travel to another school more
than once.
"It was a challenge to get to
where we are," Olsen said.

"The schedule was a little
tough at times."
While junior varsity soccer is
mainly viewed as a training
ground for the varsity level,
Olsen admits the quality of
play in Jacksonville has risen
over the years.
"The level of soccer in' junior
varsity has improved around
town," Olsen said. "We were
pleased with how well they
played together and how they
worked and they seemed to get
better as the
season went
Dominiic and
Jacob Smith,
both sopho-
mores and sec-
ond-year JV.
players, were
among those
that helped
lead the way this season. Matt
Weelborg, also a sophomore,
was the team's leading scorer
and Nick Harris (sophomore)
was a force for the defensive
"Dominiic and Jacob both
worked hard and improved
their soccer drastically," Olsen
said, "which they'll need to
continue to do to play at the
varsity level, which is much
faster and more competitive."
With an unbeaten record
came some unwanted atten-
tion. Olsen figures most teams
will be gunning for the
Senators next season. To con-
tinue the success of the JV
team, Olsen will have to rely

mainly on a few returning
players and a new group of
players, most coming from
either Fletcher or Mayport
middle schools or transfer stu-
"I think we're good for the
next few years," Olsen said.
"We have some sophomores
that'll go help the varsity but
we'll have a new incoming
bunch plus those coming back
and from the middle schools.
"They'll need to work on
their soccer if
they want to
compete and
keep things
going like they
did this year.
"Everyone will
be gunning for
us next year, so
I we'll have to
step up. It'll be a
big challenge for
a bunch of kids because there's
more of a challenge in high
school soccer. They will have
to be prepared and ready to
compete rather than just go
out and play soccer."
Olsen also credits the school
and parental support for help-
ing make the jayvee program a
"We get great support from
the school and the athletic
director, [Joe] Reynolds," Olsen
"We take the JV program
seriously here. We try to sup-
port it school-wide and it's a
big part of what we try to do
here. I think it's pretty success-
ful too."

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Romer 'round the world: From Panama to Jax Beach


K nown as the "father of
Panamanian surfing,"
K nd "Dangerous Dad," to
his eight children, Edward
Romer wears many hats. When
he's surfing the outside break
off the Jacksonville Beach Pier
he's known as the guy in the
orange hat.
Romer, 68, started surfing in
Long Island, NY in 1954. He
surfed around the world while
serving in the United States
Navy and chose to retire in
Jacksonville Beach where he
has lived in the same house off
Seventh Avenue South since
"My best time surfing is
when I'm out early in the
*morning and the waves are
glassy and there is nobody in
the water and nobody on the
beach," said Romer.
"I've never competed and I
wouldn't call myself a soul
surfer. That's just a label. I surf
because I love it."
While stationed in the
Panama Canal Zone in the
early 1960s, Romer surfed both

coasts and reported the condi-
tions to Surfer magazine. His
account is featured in the
April-May 1963 issue and is
believed to be the first time
surfing is report-
ed out of
Panama. Over
the years Romer
lost his copy of
the mag, but two
years ago he
found the issue
on eBay and paid s
$80 for the 75
cent magazine.
An excerpt
from his
"The Pacific
side of Panama
(that I've seen)
has nothing over
a one-foot shore-
break. That is
because it's not
on the open Sur
Pacific but in the
Bay of Panama.
I've only been
down here about c u
two months now
and have discov-
ered a place with fair surf on
the shores of the Caribbean.



Edward Romer sports surfing stickers from the 1950s and 1960s
in the window of tis Jeep Cherokee. Romer, of Jacksonville
Beach, started surfing in 1954.

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The day I discovered it they
were breaking a good eight
foot plus outside, but when I
got there with my board a few
days later, they were only
about four to five
feet. You would-
n't think such a
small water area
as the Caribbean
would have
waves this big.
the trade winds
blow in across
the Caribbean
during the dry
season and most
of the surf closes
,k out and is quite
choppy. I've
learned from a
local Panamanian
that along about
May or June
when the rainy
season sets in, the
winds diminish
and they start
*r swelling a quarter
of a mile out ...
Mig well I hope he
knew what he
was talking
He did know what he was
talking about and Romer
surfed the Hannon board he
brought on the ship on the
Pacific Coast and Caribbean
Coast of Panama. He also
helped several locals make
their own boards out of foam
and founded a surf club.
"The resin would eat the
foam so we covered them with
newspaper and then resin,"
Romer recalls. "They were like
giant paper mache boards but
they turned out pretty good."
The surf club was featured in
the local Panamanian newspa-
per, La Estrella de Panama, in
1964. Local Panamanian
reporter, Tomas Miro, who was
also a member of the surf club,
called Romer "father of
Panamanian surf" in an article
he wrote in the 1980s.
Now there are surfing tours,
surfing guides and numerous

Jacksonville Beach Babe
Ruth Baseball will conduct
registration for the spring sea-
son on Jan. 19 and 20, as well
as Jan. 26 and 27 at Seabreeze
Elementary School.
On Saturdays. registration
will take place from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m., on Sundays from
10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Gate River Run
The official Gate River Run
entry forms and training .
schedules are now available
for the 31st running of
Jacksonville's signature run-
ning event on Saturday, March
Forms and schedules may be
obtained at
and online registration is
available. A complete training
guide is also available.
More than 17,000 people
annually take to the streets in
Jacksonville's largest participa-
tory sporting event which
includes four popular races
through some of the city's
most scenic neighborhoods.
Gate River Run is the site of
the USA 15K Championships
for the 15th consecutive year,
and attracts a top-field of
world class American runners
racing for more than $65,000
in prize money. For the fifth
year, the Equalizer Bonus will
award $5,000 to the first male
or female to cross the finish
This year, for the first time
ever, the race will finish on
the field inside Jacksonville
Municipal Stadium.
For more information on
the Gate River Run and com-
panion race day events, visit or
phone 731-1900.

Pre-game entertainment for
the Aussie Day Challenge will
include a special presentation
from the stars of the Discovery
Channel series American
Chopper. Additionally, local
television sports director Sam
Kouvaris and a dream child
from Dreams Come True will
also be on hand to help with
the presentation.
The Australia Day Challenge
is a historic meeting of the
Leeds Rhinos and the South
Sydney Rabbitohs, hosted by
Jacksonville Axemen and tak-
ing place at the University of
North Florida's Hodges
Stadium on Jan. 26.
Actor Russell Crowe and his
team, the Rabbitoh, recently
hosted the American Chopper
crew while they were in
Australia doing research for an
Australia-themes motorcycle.
The OCC team, including the
famed Teutuls, will travel to
Jacksonville to participate in
the Aussie Day Challenge and
prior to the game will present


Edward Romer surfs the outside break by the Jacksonville Beach Pier last spring.

websites dedicated to surfing in
"We use to ride this break we
called Las Boritas in Panama
City, but you had, to paddle
through the sewage in the Bay
to get there," Romer said. "It's
amazing we didn't get sick. We
thought nothing of it."
Romer first started surfing in
1954 in Gilgo Beach, New
York, out of hollow, foam
boards he made. When he was
about 18 years old he worked
as a lifeguard in Jones Beach,
NY, where he surfed the 14-
foot rescue boards. His first
"real" surfboard was a foam
Hannon board he bought in
Long Island in 1960.
"Back in 1954, surfing wasn't
the same thing as today; it was
a sport only endeavored in
California and Hawaii," Romer
said. "I took that Hannon all
over the world. They called it
an airplane wing in Panama."
Romer also surfed off the
coasts of Egypt, Italy, Greece
and Spain while serving as
chief radioman in the Navy. He
discovered Jacksonville Beach

while stationed in Mayport
from 1969-73 and decided'to
retire to the area with his wife
of 30 years, Lee Ann. He surfs
the Jacksonville Beach Pier
most days when he's not busy
caring for Lee Ann, who has
stage 4 cancer.
"He is wonderful," Lee Ann
said. "He is always there for me
and he is still out there refresh-
ing his soul and thanking God
for every fun wave."
Lee Ann said the children
nicknamed him, "Dangerous
Dad," because he never used a
leash and they would get run
over by his board. Romer final-
ly gave in to using a leash in
1982. Now he is teaching his
grandson; Elijah Peters, 10,
how to surf. Peters, one of 13
grandchildren, attends San
Pablo Elementary School.
"I don't see how the purity

a thank you gift to Crowe and
the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
The current European
Supperleague Champion Leeds
Rhinos will take on the South
Sydney Rabbitohs at Hodges
Stadium in front of a crowd
expected to include fansfromn,
at least nine'countries fi'd 41'"
states. Kickoff is scheduled for
1 p.m.
Details on the game are
available by visiting the
Jacksonville Axemen website

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

Romer pictured with his
Hannon board in Panama in
1963. Romer is known as the
"father of Panamanian surf-
of surfing can be competitive,"
Romer said. "For me it's like
climbing a mountain. You do it
because you love it and it's

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Self-asphyxiation, a new deadly game among teens

A growing problem

claims life of teen

In a quest to feel a "high",
students nationwide are partic-
ipating in a potentially deadly
practice. School officials are
aware of the dangerous activity
and offer information on it
during DARE programs at area
schools, 'according to
Jacksonville Beach Police
Officer Keith Shackleford, the
resource officer at Fletcher
Middle School. "Any current
trends like this that are going
on are addressed in the class,"
Shackleford said.


Thirteen-year-old Nicole
Hagerman loved life and lived it
to the fullest. She was involved
with a multitude of sports,
loved the beach and socializing
with her many friends.
She lived in Camden County,
Ga., just across the state line, for
several years .with her family,
where she was a cheerleader and
beloved friend to many at
Camden Middle School.
"She would walk into a room
.and it was like "bam, Nicole is
here. She was really giving and
had an open heart. She was the
peace maker," said Victoria
Martin, her best friend at
Camden Middle.
Victoria's mom agreed with
her daughter whole-heartedly.
"She knew how to love
unconditionally, she knew how
to give and how to receive
unconditionally," April Martin
About a year ago, the Navy
stationed Nicole's father in
Guam. Though the move was
tough, Nicole's mother,
Jeanette, said her daughter
adjusted well and was simply
"just loving life."
On Saturday, Nov. 17,
Jeanette and her husband, Rod,
picked Nicole tip from a friend's
house in Guam., They decided
to pick up some sushi for dinner
at the Navy grocery store, and;
upon arrival at the store, Nicole
opted to, stay in the car because
she had misplaced her military
identification card, a.. require-
ment to enter.
"Nine times out of 10 she
would want to stay in the car, I
didn't.think anything of it she
was 13, I didn't think it would
be a problem," Jeanette said.
Her parents went into the
store for what they estimated
was about 20 minutes and
returned to find Nicole
hunched over in the back seat.
Her mother assumed that her
daughter was merely exhausted
due to spending several hours at
the pool earlier that day.
"It wasn't an unusual position
by any means. It appeared to
me that she was asleep,"
Jeanette said.
The family made the 6- to 8-
minute trip home, unloaded
the groceries and then Jearette
attempted to wake her daugh-
"I said, 'Come on Nicole, get
out.' When-I got no arousal at
all, that's when I knew some-
thing was wrong," she said.
Upon further inspection, it
was discovered that Nicole had
not merely fallen asleep. The
seat belt was, tightly wound
around her neck, and she had
passed out from oxygen depri-
vation. The seat belt was so
tight, in fact, Rod had to cut it
with a knife to release his
daughter from its grasp.
Nicole, who was in a .coma,
was immediately taken to the
hospital in Guam, where
Jeanette said they were told
that, based on CAT scans,
Nicole's brain had not been sub-
stantially damaged.
Unfortunately, the doctors
could not keep Nicole's fever
from escalating. Nicole, in her
fragile and serious condition,
needed further medical aid not
available on the island.
On Monday, Nov. 19, she was
taken to a hospital in Hawaii
where she received testing. It
was there that Jeanette and Rod
were told that the brain damage
was, in fact, very extensive.
Even if Nicole could be revived,
doctors said, she would have
had to undergo physical thera-
py to function properly and she
would have more than likely
been blind.
"It was the first reality check
for us," Jeanette said of receiving
the news.
Jeanette said that the brain
damage was continual, and
becoming more significant by
the hour. In addition, Nicole

had developed pneumonia and
her fever could still not be con-
Forty-eight hours later, it
appeared that Nicole was
breathing well, and doctors
decided to take her off the ven-
tilator. After 'several hours off

the ventilator, Nicole suffered a
clot in her lungs, Jeanette said.
The clot caused the brain dam-
age to accelerate, and was remi-
niscent of a stroke.
The brain damage continued
to occur and the Hagermans
were told that their daughter
would, at best, be in a perma-
nent vegetative state on life sup-
port. The family had to make a
choice. And they knew that
Nicole would not want to live in
such a state. So they decided to
take her off life support and
spend her last moments as a
family. She died 10 minutes
after being taken off life sup-
A deadly game
The death of their daughter
may have appeared as an
intended suicide, but the
Hagermans knew better. Their
daughter loved life and had
many upcoming events to look
forward to, including a much-
anticipated trip back to Georgia
to visit Victoria.
"We knew she was not trying
to hurt herself ... she had to
have been playing around and
had a horrible accident,"
Jeanette said.
They heard from a doctor
about "the choking game" and
began to research the game,
which they are now positive
took their child's life.
"The choking game" requires
the victims to apply pressure,
usually with a ligature of some
sort, to restrict oxygen and
blood flow to the brain, there-
fore creating a desired sensation
of a high euphoria.
The "high" is the cells of the
brain seizing and beginning the
process of permanent cell death.
When the victim becomes
unconscious, the pressure is
released and the secondary
"high" of the oxygen and blood
rushing back to the brain is
achieved, according> a Web site dedicat-
ed to making people aware of
dangerous adolescent behaviors
popular among kids today.
If the victim is alone, upon
unconsciousness there is no one
to release the pressure and the
victim's body weight continues
to tighten the ligatur usually
resulting in death, the Web site
Though it may seem absurd,
the game is actually prevalent
among children, particularly
ages 9 to 16. Nicole's parents
had no idea that the game exist-
ed, and they never in their
wildest dreams imagined that
Nicole, who was so well-
grounded and happy-go-lucky,
would participate in such a
As a result of Nicole's death,
April Martin has decided to start
an awareness group in Camden
County and has researched the
"It is not the kids with the
dark heavy eyeliner, trench
coats and piercings [who partic-
ipate] ... it's the kids that don't
want to get caught with any-
thing ... these kids are athletes
and straight-A students," she
The Dangerous Behavior Web
site states that those who fit the
typical profile are high-achiev-
ing students who would never
be suspected of participating in
such a dangerous practice. This
is seemingly because students of
high caliber do not want to use
drugs or alcohol, whose dangers
have been ingrained in their
minds through education.
However, they want to feel the
high, thus, they try something
that they do not realize is just as
deadly, such as "the choking
In 2006, nearly 100 young
people in the United States died
from playing the game, accord-
ing to the Web Site. A survey
was given to 500 boys and 500
girls ages 10-14 to assess their
knowledge of the choking
game. Fifty-three percent admit-
ted to playing, and of those who
played, 86 percent admitted to
playing two times a week and
64 percent said they played
What to do
Jeanette said she wants all
parents to be aware that the
game is prevalent among ado-
lescents, and that anybody is
susceptible. She said parents
should talk with their children
and discuss the game to make
their children aware of the dan-

The game can, in some cases,
begin as something one tries
due to peer pressure and later
becomes addicted to. Victoria
said she thinks Nicole may have
become involved with the game
as a result of such peer pressure.
She said Nicole seemed unhap-
py when she first moved to"

Nicole Hagerman in her cheedreading uniform.

Guam and she said Nicole ini-
tially had trouble meeting good
friends that she could trust.
Victoria said the experience of
Nicole's death has taught her to
be more friendly and open to
people who seem lonely.
"You only have one life and
you don't want to regret it if you
think something about some-
body or call somebody a name.
If you see somebody who does-
n't fit in, say something, say,
'Hey, want to do something?'"
she said.
Jeanette said that she did dis-
cover that Nicole had been
called a derogatory name by a
peer, but felt that Nicole was
one to brush off such a thing.
Though the move was initially
difficult, Jeanette said Nicole
was quick to fit in and make
friends with a good crowd of
Her friends in Guam, as well
as in Camden, have not admit-
ted to having any knowledge of
the game. Her friends, including
her older sister and Victorifa,
said that Nicole never men-
tioned the game.
Jeanette said that there was
no indication that Nicole had
been researching the game
online. She said she feels the
game probably did come up
among her friends, and Nicole
became intrigued.
"She was probably just curi-
ous and wondered what would
happen so she started playing
by herself at home," she said.

Jeanette said that, looking
back, she sees that the signs
commonly associated with the
choking game were present. She
said Nicole often locked herself
in her room, though her parents
asked her not to, she occasion-
ally had red eyes and she was
extremely hard to wake.
The signs didn't show often,
and Jeanette thinks it was some-
thing she may have tried on
occasion, and, in the car, she
just accidentally took it too far.
"She may have not been
aware of what it was doing to
her. We didn't notice the signs
often, so she probably was not
doing it a lot. For whatever rea-
son she got bored in the car and
began messing around and got
into a situation she could not
get herself out of," Jeanette said.
If not death, the choking
game can cause bruises, concus-
sions, seizures, broken bones,
strokes and retinal hemorrhag-
ing. The signs that one is
involved with the game include
frequent, severe headaches,
bruising or red marks on the
neck, bloodshot eyes, aggressive
attitude, disorientation or grog-
giness after being alone, unusu-
al demands for privacy, ligatures
- usually bed. sheets, belts, T-
shirts tied in knots and wear
marks on furniture.
Education is key
Jeanette said she plans to try
and get information about the
choking game implemented in
schools, in addition to the Drug

It is not the kids with the
dark heavy eyeliner,
trench coats and pierc-
ings [who participate] ...
it's the kids that don't
want to get caught with
anything ... these kids
are athletes and straight-
A students
April Martin
Friend's mother

Abuse Resistance Education, or
DARE, program. She hopes also
to get schools to pass out
brochures regarding the game
for kids to take home to their
"Our goal is to raise awareness
and help as many kids as possi-
ble," she said.
The word is being spread, and
will more than likely become an
addition to the DARE program
in Rod's home state of Missouri.
Victoria said she hopes to get
the subject integrated into
school health classes.
For more information about
the game and spreading aware-
ness, visit www. thedbfounda-
t i o n c o m ,> www.connectwith->
www. stop-the-choking->.
After Nicole passed away, the
Hagermans found a videotape

she had made for her parents
three days before the incident.
She sang them Christmas songs
on the tape, told her parents she
was sorry that her grades in
school had been low and prom-
ised to keep them up in the
future, and told them that she
loved them.
"That indicated to us that she
was not depressed or upset, she
was very happy and wanted to
please us," Jeanette said.
Since Nicole's death, two chil-
dren in Guam have come for-
ward seeking help, one who was
contemplating suicide and one
who was playing the choking
Smith is a reporter for the
Tribune & Georgian newspaper in
Camden County, GA., where this
story was published earlier this

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Cultural Center Art
Exhibition Opening
An exhibition opening, to
celebrate art at the Cultural
Center at Ponte Vedra Beach,
will be held Jan. 18.
Additional selections from
the Cultural Center's artist
members will be on display.
The evening begins with a
private reception for the
Renaissance Society from
5:30-6:30 p.m. The exhibi-
tion, juried by artist Jo
Sinclair, is open to the pub-
lic from 6:30-8 p.m. Chris
Wilson will play the blues
guitar while Twisted Martini
serves liltations and Chefs
Garden presents hqrs d'oeu-
vres. For information, call
the Cultural Center at 280-
Friday Musicale
Friday Musicale, 645 Oak
St., Jacksoiville presents
pianist Ileana Fernandez
playing a program of
Hispanic and Latin American
music at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 18.
All offerings in the 2007-
2008 season are free and
open to the public. For
information, call Friday
Musicale at 904-355-7584 or

Circus Is Here
This season's Ringling
Brothers Barnum & Bailey
Circus, "Over the Top," runs
through Jan. 20 at
Jacksonville Veterans
Memorial Arena.
Performances will be held at
7:30 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m.,
3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and 1 p.m. and 5
p.m. Sunday. The arena is at
300 A. Philip Randolph
Boulevard. For information,
call 904-353-3309. For tick-
ets, go to

Secrets of the Salt Marsh
A program that explains
the importance of the estu-
arine systems that surround
the inshore sides of barrier
islands like Fort George
Island will b'e held starting
at 1 p.m Jan. 20.
Participants will meet at the
Ribault Club on Fort George
Island. No reservations are
necessary, and the program
is free with regular park
admission. Call the Talbot
Islands Ranger Station at
904-251-2320 for informa-
tion. For information on
Florida State Parks, visit

Flagler Forum Series
Flagler College's Forum on
Government and Public
Policy's 2007-2008 series
continues Jan. 22 with
William Neikirk,
Washington bureau chief for
the Chicago Tribune. Neikirk
is followed Feb. 12 by Joan
Biskupic, Supreme Court cor-
respondent, USA Today;
March 25-Jim Toedtman,
editor, AARP Bulletin; and
April 15-Larry O'Rourke,
correspondent, McClatchy
Newspapers. All forums take
place at 7 p.m. in the Flagler
College Auditorium, 14
Granada St. Forums are free
and open to the public; seat-
ing is on a first-come, first-
served basis. Call 904-819-
6400 for information.
A Kiowa's Odyssey
The exhibition "A Kiowa's
Odyssey: A Sketchbook from
Fort Marion" will be on dis-
play at the Cummer
Museum from Jan. 22-March
16. The exhibition contains
S illustrations made in 1877
by Etahdleuh Doanmoe, a
Kiowa who was among 72
S Indians captured by the U.S.
Army during the Plains Wars
and incarcerated for three
years at Fort Marion in St.
Augustine. The exhibit is
free to members; for non-
members the cost is $10. For
information, call 904-356-
Holly Jolly Trolley Tour
Holly Jolly Trolley Tours of
: the Nights of Lights in St.
Augustine are offered
through Jan. 26. The Holly
Jolly Trolleys depart at 6 and

7 p.m. Friday and Saturday
from the Old Town Trolley
Welcome Center, 27 San
Marco Ave. Call 829-3800.

ABET takes

wild ride

down 'Mt.


The Atlantic Beach
Experimental Theatre stages
the local premiere of Arthur
Miller's "The Ride Down Mt.
Morgan" today at 8 p.m.
The play, directed by Del
Austin, is at the Adele Grage
Cultural Center, 716 Ocean
Blvd., Atlantic Beach.
Described by critics as
"witty, beautifully written
and naughtily provocative,"
Miller's 1991 play "has an
elegiac dignity."
It features Cliff Rigsbee in
the lead--role of Lyman Felt.
Libra Gysel and Karen
Garrett play Felt's two wives,
Theo and Leah, respectively.
Tom Trauger, Katie Metz and
Sonia Simpson round out the
Rigsbee has played numer-
ous roles with St. Andrews
Players in Arlington, Va.; Key
West Players; Harbor Lights
Players in New Bern, N.C.;
First Theatre of California,
Pacific Grove; and 10 seasons
as a supernumerary with var-
ious companies at the
Kennedy' : Center in
Washington, D.C.
Gysel played roles with the
FFH Players in New Bern,

Karen Garrett, left, Cliff Rigsbee and Libra Gysel make stange bedfellows in Arthur Miller play.

Garrett last appeared at
ABET in "Cave Dweller."
She has won speaking roles
in films such as "Sunshine
State," "Sudden Terror," and
on TV's "America's Most
Trauger has many credits at
ABET and took roles in the

Shakespearean productions
at Theatre Jax.
Metz was in many produc-
tions while earning a degree
in fine arts at the University
of Memphis.
Simpson is making her
stage debut at ABET, where
she began her acting career
in the company's adult

drama workshop.
"The Ride Down Mt.
Morgan" runs Thursdays,
Fridays and Saturdays at 8
p.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday Jan.
20 and 27.
Tickets are $15 and $12 for
seniors, students and mili-
tary. Call 249-7177 for reser-

photo submitted
Beaches History Museum: "Coastal Atlantic," paintings by Gordon Russell, opens Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Beaches Museum
& History Center. The exhibit will be on display in the Dickinson Gallery through March 29. A Ponte Vedra resident, Russell has
been painting since 1988. His "Guana River Sunset" was chosen for the cover of the Ponte Vedra phone book. Call 241-5657.

J N N K I A K A V I It

A brisk read

on those long

winter nights

"If this adventure proves fatal
and you don't ever hear from me
again, I want you to know that
you're a great man. I now walk
into the wild.". Chris

The last letter Chris
McCandless ever wrote was to a
grain elevator operator in rural
South Dakota.
For more than two years as
he wandered the U.S. living out
of a backpack, McCandless, 24,
had no contact with his con-
cerned parents in Maryland or
his kid sister, whom he deeply
It was as if he had divorced
them all.
"At long last he was unen-
cumbered, emancipated from
the stifling world of his parents
and peers, a world of abstrac-
tion and security and material
excess," writes Jon Krakauer in
his 1996 book "Into The Wild"
(Anchor, $13.95).
Now the basis of a 2007 film
by director Sean Penn,
Krakauer's debut work has
made a return to the best seller
lists this year.
Written prior to "Into Thin
Air," Krakauer's multi-million
copy best seller, "Into The
Wild" is a heart-rending tale of
a soul searcher who didn't have
to die the way he did.
At 203 pages, it's a brisk read
on a long winter's night.
An honors graduate of presti-
gious Emory University in
Atlanta and an accomplished
musician and athlete,
McCandless set off on his
"great Alaskan Odyssey" in the
spring of 1992.
His plan was to live off the
land and commune with
He lasted 113 days before he
died of starvation in Alaska's
Denali National Park.
Was McCandless, as the book
says, "a dreamy greenhorn"
who went into the bush
"expecting to find answers to
all his problems and instead
found only a lonely death?"
Krakauer doesn't think so.

See WILD, B-2

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The J. Johnson Gallery opens a solo exhibition of works by
Tallahassee artist Mark Messersmith today at 177 4th Ave.
Jacksoriville Beaih. See story B-3.

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The musical comedy "Breaking Up Is Hard To do" runs through Feb. 10 at the Alhambra Dinner
Theatre, 12000 Beach Blvd. Call 641-1212 for reservations.

Leave those outdoor plants alone

I am very late in getting
started up in 2008, and I
apologize for that. It was
hard to get enthusiastic about
anything green, bacteria,
germs and even plants while I
was recuperating at St.Luke's
from diverticulitis!
A battle of giving in finally
happened after three ER visits
and two CT scans, four days
in the place, plus enough
horse pills to turn me into the
prime candidate for the
Kentucky Derby. Believe me, I
would much prefer writing
about plants.
Though I am not running
on all cylinders yet, I feel the
need to target a few areas that
you might have concerns
Tackling freezes first, any
plant that has turned to mush
should be left that way for
several more weeks.. This
i a'sty'-lokinrg stuffNvill actuia-
ly act a protector to the
plant should we have another
freeze. As you know, we are
not out of that freeze zone
yet, and it is real easy for an
80-degree day to turn sour
and go down to temperatures
of concern.
For the most part, most of
your plants that a builder
would have planted as part of
your "landscape package" are
not prone to freeze damage.
Those like ligustrum, vibur-
num, podocaropus, holly
trees or bushes, magnolias...
most trees, and definitely the
ones that lose their leaves,
crape myrtles, etc. They are far
more hardy ones than sensi-
tive ones. The only time the
ones mentioned might
become sensitive is if they've
just been planted, haven't got-
ten their roots secure and
growing, and have a
disease/insect infestation.
However, because we are
always enticed by the tropical
Florida look, many of us have
bougainvillea, mandevilla,


allemande, passion fruit,
guava, mango, etc. These
plants are not used to having
to put on a fur coat and bear
temperatures in the 20's, so
they will not be happy. And
some palms, like the robellini,
will not b 1happy eithif 'I
The best.thing'to db With
any plant now is to leave it
alone. Do not cut it, remove
the mushy leaves, fertilize it,
water it more. There is only
one exception and that is to
cover it again if the cold
weather is predicted.
I had to laugh this past
week, when driving through
my neighborhood there was
man desperately trying to
cover his large cluster of sago
palms. He was using clear,
skinny plastic sheets, and as
many ladders and plywood as
he could find to hold it in
place! Because it was very
windy, he'd get one area fixed,
then another would pull
away. It truly wasn't funny,
and I should have stopped to
tell him that 1. The only place
a palm truly needs to be pro-
tected is on the top, the
crown, as we call it because
that is where the new growth
comes from, and 2. Sago
palms are considered to be
very cold hardy. We are hav-
ing other issues with the

Asian scale on Sago palms
now, but, thankfully, he did
not have that.
And, he was off to work
when the freeze ended the fol-
lowing morning, and his
patched up mess acted then
like a greenhouse to his
palms, scorching the fronds
and who knows what else.
Another person had sheets
wrapped around the trunks of
their cabbage palms and I'm
thinking, "Where did that
ever come from?" The only
thing I could come up with
was that he/she were trying to
protect the roots as we would
with mulch in shrub beds.
But, we don't do this with
palms because, as I said, the
place to give protection is
right at the top, in the center,
where the seeds form. And
cabbage palms need nothing
for protection anyway.
One last thirrg about the
freezes: iit .is-imperative ;that'
the landscape be watered
within 24-48 hours of a pre-
dicted freeze. Never during a
freeze. And, if it has been
windy, then water again the
day after the freeze, of course
taking all the coverings off. By
the way, even if it is cold
when you go to work, ask
your sweet neighbor to
remove the covers during the
morning for you, or you will
create a greenhouse inside of
the snuggly, warm haven,
which is too drastic for plants.
Next Saturday from 10-
11:30a.m., a workshop will be
held on how to start your veg-
etable seeds.
It is a hands-on class, so
you'll get dirty. Kids are
allowed, but only if they are
participants.-The cost is $10.
You'll take home your tray of
seeds, plus more knowledge
than you ever thought possi-
ble. Mary Puckett is the
teacher. Call 387-8850 and get

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"CALLED GIRL," a one-
woman show starring former
Broadway actress and retired
minister Gretchen van Aken
Johnson runs today and
Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Grace
Darling Studio Theater at
Players By the Sea, 106 6th St.
N., Jacksonville Beach. Tickets
are $12. Call 249-0289 for
Arthur Miller production is
staged at 8 p.m. today and
Saturday at the Altantic Beach
Experimental Theatre, 716
Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach.
Tickets are $15. Call 249-7177
for information.

This comedy is staged at 8 p.m.
today and Saturday and Jan.
24, 25, 26 and 2 p.m. Sunday
at Theatre Jacksonville, 2032
San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville.
Call 396-4425 for information.
Coast Opera presets this
Terrence McNally play at 7:30
p.m. today and Saturday and
Jan. 25, 26 at The Limelight
Theatre, 11 Old Mission Rd. St.

Augustine. Matinees are held
at 2 p.m. Sunday and Jan. 27.
Tickets are $18 in advance, $20
at the door, $15 for students.
Call 794-7770 for information.
TO DO" This musical is
staged at 8 p.m. every Tuesday
through Sunday and 11 a.m.
every Saturday and noon every
Sunday through Feb. 10 at the
Alhambra Dinner Theatre,
12000 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville. Doors open two
hours prior to curtain. Tickets
range from $39 to $46 for din-
ner and the show. Call 641-
1212 for reservations.
Series presents "Cirque Dreams
Jungle Fantasy" at 8 p.m. today
and Saturday at the Moran
Theater in the Times-Union
Center for the Performing Arts,
300 W. Water Street,
Jacksonville. Call 632-3373 for
ticket information.

Sunday, Ian, 20, ABET will be
holding a six-week winter
workshop for adults at 716
Ocean Blvd. Instructor is ABET

founder and artistic director
emeritus Carson Merry Baillie.
Open to all levels of experi-
ence. Call 249-7177.
Open auditions 1 to 5 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 18, for the
Alhmabra Dinner Theatre pro-
duction. Seeking principal and
chorus performers. Run date
April 9-June 1 at 12000 Beach
Blvd. Call 641-1212.

Fun is Born
Free Admission
Adopt a Cabbage Patch Kid
Open Daily
70 miles north ofAtlanta Cleveland, GA

Wild: DVD out Feb. 12

Cont. from B-1
Rather, Krakauer believes
McCandless "went into the
wilderness not primarily to
ponder nature or the world at
large but to explore the inner
country of his own soul."
Fueled by the inspirational
writings of Thoreau, Tolstoy
and Jack London, McCandless
set out to "tramp" the West by
foot before conforming to a
button-down, 9-to-5 world..
At Emory, where he majored
in history and anthropology,
wrote for the school newspa-
per and held a 3.7 grade-point
average, McCandless had his
Despite an upper-middle
class background, he lived in a
spartan off-campus apartment,
declined membership in Phi
Beta Kappa and donated all the
money in his college trust fund
($24,000) to charity.
The son of an aerospace
engineer, McCandless had
once written computer soft-
ware for his father's company.
He was a cross country captain
in high school and a member
of a youth symphony growing
up in northern Virginia.
He climbed his first moun-
tain at 12 and could whip his
father at racquetball.
But he yearned for the open
Krakauer retraces
McCandless' engrossing but ill-
fated 26-month odyssey in
painstaking detail.
On the way to Alaska,
McCandless cheated death
many times, surviving every-
thing from a heat stroke in the
Nevada desert to a solo canoe
expedition down the Colorado
Intensely private, he
nonetheless "made an indeli-
ble impression on a number of
people during the course of his


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The film version of "Into
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Feb. 12.

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Exhibit benefits Riverkeeper

Art is good for the econo-
my. We have all heard
the reports that show
art has a positive impact on
local communities.
In addition to the mone-
tary importance of art in the
community is the way in
which it can help the envi-
ronment. The J. Johnson
Gallery in Jacksonville Beach
is supporting this idea by fea-
turing an exhibit that will
raise funds for the St. Johns
Riverkeeper, a nonprofit
organization promoting the
health of the St. Johns River.
Funds received from $10
entrance fees to the gallery's
newest exhibit will go to the
Riverkeepr. The exhibit,
which opens tonight with a
reception from 6 p.m. to 8
p.m., consists of paintings by
Mark Messeersmith.
Enjoy outstanding art and
support this worthy cause.
The J. Johnson Gallery is at
177 4th Ave. N. Call 435-


her time spent in prayer, her
personal faith, and from
inspiration through study
and research.
The exhibit will be shown
today through March 11 at
the church, 4510 Palm Valley
Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. daily, and 9 a.m. to
noon Sunday. Closed

Another opening tonight The Jacksonville Museum of
will feature works by mem- Contemporary Art this week
bers of the Cultural Center at opens new exhibits, which
Ponte Vedra Beach. will be at the museum
The exhibit, Celebrate Art, through March 23..
features additional entries The Avant Garde
from the center's juried mem- Exhibition preview and
bers exhibition held late last reception opens Thursday
year. with a reception 7 p.m. to 9
So many entries were sub- p.m.
mitted that it was decided to 'n Jan. 25, the Members
have a second exhibit. Juried Exhibition preview and recep-
by artist Jo Sinclair, the exhi- tion opens with a reception 7
bition opens to the public 9 p.m..
with a reception 6:30 p.m. to "Contemporary Visions"
8 p.m.. Chris Wilson will per- focuses on Jacksonville collec-
form blues guitar while The tions. "Continental Shifts" is
Twisted Martini serves cre- the art of Edouard Duval-
ative libations and The Chefs Carrie.
Garden presents delectable The Focus Series features'
hors d"oeuvres, the art of Ramen Noodles
The Cultural Center is at 50 2008: Installation by Sanq-
Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Woak Lee, and First Coast
Beach. Portfolio features the works of
* First Coast area art educators.
Bethel Gallery in Ponte At the reception enjoy live
Vedra Presbyterian Church music, art demonstrations
presents a one-woman show and art-making experiences.
by Phyllis Thomas titled On Jan. 30, J. Michael
"Contemporary Visual Adams, director..of edugattioj
Translate d feT theJa rle Muse m,
Watercolbrs nii mixdff-imela-' of Contemporary Art, will
works give a 45-minute lecture at
Thomas considers herself a noon. Box lunches from Cafe
contemplative-process artist, Nola will be available. Call
and her work emerges from

* *
"Coastal Atlantic," a new
exhibit of works by Gordon
Russell, will open Jan. 24 at
the Beaches Museum and
History Center in Jacksonville
Beach, with a reception
planned from 6:30 p.m. to 8
Russell's exhibit will be
accompanied by another
exhibit, "A Stroll Down the
Boardwalk." The museum is
at 380 Pablo Ave. Call 241-
5647, ext. 100.
* *
University Gallery at the
University of North Florida
"Legacy:Continuum," by
Daniel C. Driskell and
Jefferson Pinder this week.
A closing reception will be
held Feb. 23 from 5 p.m. to 7
Driskell's paintings and col-
lages can be found in collec-
tions around the world.
Pinder has dreated a series of
quilts, films and collages that
communicte the African-
American experience.
The exhibit will be in the
gallery through Feb. 21. Call

An exhibit of works by the
Duval County Art Teachers
Association opened at
Jacksonville University last
week. It will hang at the
Alexander Brest Museum and
Gallery through Feb. 13. Call

Archway Gallery opened an
exhibit of works by Russell
Wilson last evening. The
gallery is now featuring fine
art printing services as well as
Archway Gallery is at 363
Atlantic Blvd., Suite 1,
Atlantic Beach. Call 249-

The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens in Jacksonville
is kicking off the new year
with new classes and work-
A pottery wheel workshop
is scheduled 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
On Jan. 23, Feb. 27 and
March 12, Alligon Watson

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The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville will open "Contemporary Visions: A Focus on
Jacksonville Collections," beginning Jan. 26. The exhibit features a rare opportunity to view an
assortment of modern and contemporary art treasures from private First Coast collections.

offers classes in begining
painting. Classes for
advanced painters will be
held Jan. 24, Feb. 28, March
13 and April 24. Call 355-
0630 for information on
classes and programs.
* *
Sunday, Jan. 27 is Roman
Life Family Free Day from
noon to 5 p.m. at the
Cummer Museum of Art &
Bring the entire family for a
day to explore the life of
Rome with art-making activi-
ties, musical entertainment
and tours of "Art from the
Ashes: In Stabiana."

"Figure It Out Dangerous
Curves" opened last evening
at the Women's Center of
Jacksonville. Art talks about
the exhibit will be announced
A workshop, "More than
One Dimension," will be
held at the Women's Center
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb.
23. Call 722-3000.

The Jacksonville Coalition
of the Visual Arts opened a
juried exhibit at Players By-
The-Sea community theater
in Jacksonville Beach this
This large show, during by
John Bunker, contains a vari-
ety of works from protraiture
to flowers, seascapess, and
abstracts in a variety of sizes.
The exhibit will be at the the-
ater, 106 6th St. N., until Jan.
27. Call 249-0289.

The River City Band
invites all to attend the
Jacksonville Business Journal's
."Book of Lists".party at the
Aetna Building on Thursday.
This year's theme is "The
Stork Club." Come and hear
the music of Tommy Dorsey,
Duke Ellington and other
great performers from one of
New York's infamous hang-
The Adele Grage Cultural
Center, 716 Oceean Blvd.,'
Atlantic' Beah7,'is featirling'4
paintings by Sean Mahan
and photographs by Julio

J. Johnson

opens solo


The J. Johnson Gallery is
hosting a solo exhibition of
works by Tallahassee artist
Mark Messersmith.
Inspired by the Southern
landscape, Messersmith's
densely layered paintings por-
tray the beauty of our local
area's land and animals.
A rich, often iridescent
palette entices the viewer to
enter the artist's reality- a
mythical narrative where flora
and fauna are the focus, yet
evidence of an ominous
mankind is ever present.
Painted woodcarvings crown
Messersmith's -large-scale oils
and a row of elaborate mixed-
media boxes delight the eye at
the bottom, both expounding
on the wildlife stories present-
ed in each canvas.
Messermith, a professor of
art at Florida State University,
received his master of fine arts
from Indiana University. In
2006 he was honored with the
Joan Mitchell Foundation
Painters and Sculptors Grant
Award. Messersmith is a two-
time recipient of the Ford
Foundation Fellowship and has
been granted numerous local
and international awards. His
paintings have been exhibited
extensively in the southern
U.S., Canada and France.
As Messersmith's work
addresses a growing concern
for an evaporating Florida envi-
ronment, J. Johnson has
designed the opening recep-
tion as a benefit for the St.
Johns Riverkeeper. This local
organization works to preserve
the unique natural beauty and
ecological integrity of the St.
Johns River System, including
aquatic wildlife and their habi-
An opening reception today
from 6-8 p.m. is free for mem-
bers of the St. Johns

Riverkeeper. Non-members are
welcome to attend with a $10
per person cash donation at
the door. The exhibition opens
to the public on Saturday and
runs through March 14 at 177
4th Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach.

Jewish Book Club

meets monthly at

JB Books-A-Million

Chabad at the Beaches and
Books-A-Million sponsor a
Jewish book club for adults.
Every month the club meets
to discuss a new book. The
books cover a wide variety of
topics that are geared meet the
interests of the Beaches Jewish
The club will meet on the
first Tuesday of every month to
discuss a book and enjoy
Traditional Jewish Food. This is
a great opportunity to meet
new people, share your
thoughts and opinions, and
hear the 'Rabbis insights as
The next meeting will take
place at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at
Books-A-Million, 738 Marsh

landing Parkway, Jacksonville
Beach. This club is free.
Donations are accepted. The
club will provide traditional
Jewish food.
"At each book club meeting,
my goal is to extract themes
and issues for discussion by the
group. Participants will explore
issues of Jewish identity, Israeli
politics, spirituality,
Kabbalism, Jewish life, the
Holocaust," said Rabbi
Kurinsky, director of Chabad @
the Beaches.
"Selections are content driv-
en and will include fiction and
non-fiction titles."
For more information visit, or call

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The Legendary JC's, a favorite at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, will be appearing at Mojo Kitchen on Saturday,
Jan. 19. Showtime is 10:30 p.m.

The Atlantic, 333 N. 1st St.,
Jacksonville Beach. 904-249-
3338, Tonight DJ Jade spins
old wave and 80's retro from
10 p.m. to close. On the other
side DJ Infader plays hip hop
and Top 40 songs form 10 p.m.
to close.
Every Saturday. DJ Marco
entertains with Top 40 and
dance tunes from 9 p.m. to 2
a.m. He is joined by DJ Wes
Reed spinning 80's, remixes
and mash-ups from 10 p.m.
until close.
Acoustic rock with Charlie
Walker, Funktion and Acme in
the main bar every
Wednesday. Thursday night is
ladies night! All ladies drink
for free 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. $2
Miller Light and $3 cocktails
are offered while DJ Infader
and DJ Wes Reed spin hip hop
and retro. Happy Hour is
Tuesday to Friday from 5 p.m.
to 7 p.m. with two-for-one
cocktails and $1 off all sushi
rolls in the newly opened sushi
bar. More information avail-
able at
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Bo's Coral Reef, 201 5th
Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach,
246-9874. DJs and female
impersonators weekly.

Bukkets Oceanfront fea-
tures live music from local
artists from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
every Friday and Saturday.

Culhanes Irish Pub, 967
Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach ,
249-9595, tonight live musit
will be performed. Saturday,
Jan. 19 Video DJ will perform
from 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20
Michael Funge performs tradi-
tional Irish music beginning at
6 p.m.

Fionn MacCool's Irish Pub
& Restaurant, 333 1st St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach, 242-9499.
Cloud Nine followed by Jimmy
Solari every Wednesday. Spade
McQuade plays every Sunday.

Fly's Tie, 177 E. Sailfish Dr.,
Atlantic Beach, 246-4293.
Songwriter's night with Seth
Ramsdill every Tuesday. Reggae
with Pili Pili every Wednesday.
The Wes Cobb. Band is in
Thursdays. Mystic Dino and
the 420 Band are in Sundays.

Freebird Live, 200 N. 1st St.,
Jacksonville Beach, 246-BIRD.
Rojo Diablo perform tonight
along with Innerfazed and
Roseline. The show is for all
ages and tickets are available at
the door. Saturday, Jan. 12
Perpetual Groove performs
and-all ages show. Time infor-
mation is available "bnline.
Sunday, Jan. 13 Galactic puts
on an all ages show.
Wednesday, Jan. 16 The
Machine performs Pink Floyd.
More ticket and more per-
formance information is avail-
able at www.freebirdlive.coin.

Mackenzies Steakhouse, 100

Sawgrass Village Drive, Ponte
Vedra Beach, 543 -9143.
Matt Hall plays on the piano.
tonight from 8 p.m. Saturday,
Jan. 19 Murray Goff is in the
bar from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Sunday, Jan 20 the Johnston
Duo perforom rock, blues,
country, R&B, standards,
broadway and many more
styles of music begining at 5
p.m. More information avail-
able at www.mackenziessteak-

Ocean Club, 401 1st Street
North, Jacksonville Beach.
Tonight and every Friday is
ladies night with no cover
charged. $3 Smirnoffs all
night. DJ Wes Reed spins hip
hop, dance, electro and remix-
es in the OC Bliss room. DJ
George Torres spins your
favorite Top 40 songs in the.
Tiki Bar.
Every Saturday the Infader
spins Top 40 music and Mash
Ups. Live music and UFC pay-
per-view in the OC liquor
store. $12 premium cocktail
pitchers and $15 premium
L.I.T. pitchers are offered. $2
Miller Lights all night. NFL
tickets are available all day in
the- OC liquor store on
Enjoy. industry standard
Sunday nights with: DJ
Capone spinning dance and
live video in the OC Bliss,
Lonely spinning rock & roll in
the OC liquor store and Pili Pili
playing live reggae oceanfront
in the Tiki Bar. $1 wells and $3

premiums offered. More infor-
mation available at

Paco's Mexican Grill, 331
1st St., Jacksonville Beach, 208-
5097, Matt Still plays every
Thursday, live music is offered
every Friday. 74 Sound System
- Reggae DJ's every Saturday..
Happy Hour Monday to
Friday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Sunday offers NFL drink spe-
cials and bottomless mimosas.

Urban Flats, 330 A1A N.,
Ponte Vedra B each, 280-5515.
Happy Hour tonight and every
night from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., all
cocktails, draft beers and glass-
es of wine are 2 for 1. Live
music performed from 8 p.m.
Open until 11 p.m. NFL spe-
cials and bottomless mimosas
available on Sunday.

27 Dresses. Rated PG13. Fri.-
Thurs., 1:00, 4:10, 7:30, 10:05.
Cloverfield. Rated PG13. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:10, 12:40, 2:20, 2:55,
4:35, 5:05, 7:00, 7:40, 9:20,
Mad Money. Rated PG13.
Fri.-Thurs., 1:10, 4:20, 7:55,
First Sunday. Rated PG13.
Fri.-Thurs., Noon, 2:35,. 5:00,
7:45, 10:15.
The Pirates Who Don't Do
Anything: A Veggie Tales
Movie. Rated G. Fri.-Thurs.,
12:15, 2:30, 4:40, 7:05.
One Missed Call. Rated
PG13. Fri.-Thurs., 4:30,9:30.,
The Orphanage. Rated R.
Fri.-Thurs., 1:05, 6:55.
The Bucket List. Rated
PG13. Fri.-Thurs., Noon, 12:20,
2:25, 2:50, 4:50, 5:15, 7:20, 7:50,
9:45, 10:25.
The Water Horse: Legend of
the Deep. Rated PG. Fri.-Thurs.,
12:45, 3:55.
Charlie Wilson's War. Rated
R. Fri.-Thurs., 4:05, 7:15, 9:50.
National Treasure: Book of
Secrets. Rated PG. Fri.-Thurs.,
12:25, 4:00, 7:10, 10:10.
P.S. I Love You. Rated PG13.
Fri.-Thurs., 6:50, 9:40.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon
Barber of Fleet Street. Rated R.

Fri.-Thurs., 9:35.
Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Rated PG. Fri.-Thurs., 12:15,
2:40, 4:55, 7:35, 9:55.
I Am Legend. Rated PG13.
Fri.-Thurs., 1:15, 4:25, 8:00,
The Kite Runner. Rated
PG13. Fri.-Thurs., 12:30, 3:45,
Atonement. Rated R. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:35, 3:50, 7:25, 10:25.
Juno. Rated PG13. Fri.-Thurs.,
12:05, 2:45, 5:10, 7:55, 10:30.

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Mr. Jack Daniel's Original
Silver Cornet Band presents a
Dixieland sponsored by the
EMMA Concert Series at 2
p.m. Sunday in the Flagler
College Auditorium, 14
Granada Street, St. Augustine.,
Tickets are $20, student admis-
sion is $5. Call 797-2800 for

The Egypitian.Arabic classi-
cal ensemble performs at 8
p.m. Tuesday at the University
of North Florida's Recital Hall,
45678 St. John's Bluff Road S.,

Jacksonville. Call 620-2960 for
ticket information.

The country musicians and
songwriters will perform at 8
p.m. today at The Florida
Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street,
Jacksonville. Tickets are
$28.50 and $38.50. Call 354-
5547 for information.

Hard country Coe appears
today at the Crazy Horse
Saloon in the Bourbon Street
complex, 1770 St, Johns Bluff

Road S. Jacksonville. Tickets
are $10 for general admission,
$25 for VIP passes. Call 641-
8777 for information.

The Orlando-based funk
band performs Saturday at
Mojo Kitchen, 1500 Beach
Boulevard, Jacksonville Beach.
Call 247-6636 for information.

The Celtic rockers will per-
form Sunday at Lynch's Irish
Pub, 514 1st Street N.,
Jacksonville Beach. Call 249-
5181 for information.


Block Party
The Shoppes at 4th Ave. S. invite you to celebrate our new Street!

l Food, Drink&Fun Atq

CottagebytheSea FREE!

S'LACE Join our open house

Thursday, Jan 24
rs 4:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

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Care and feeding: how low can you go?

Pets such as George the bearded drag-
on of Atlantic Beach (see Pet Tales,
above) may not be cuddly but they
require a lot
less mainte-
nance than
some house-
.... hhold pets.
PBS Kids, a online
source by PBS, advises
that the mainte-
nance level of a pet
should be careful-
ly considered
by those look-
ing for pets.
The site
down pets
into main-
1tena.te levels, as follows:,
owe st rnmaintenanee. pets
don't need a lot of love and will take about
15 minutes a day for feeding and an hour

a week for cleaning the habitat:
Low maintenance pets require 15 to 30
minutes a day for feeding and weekly
cleaning of habitat:
Small birds (parakeet, canary)
Rodents (mice, rats, hamsters, berbils
and guinea pigs)
Medium maintenance pets dogs -
require much more attention, care, exer-
cise, feeding, grooming and human inter-
action. Plan for an hour or two each day.
High maintenance pets require a lot of
care, attention, time, money and space:
.. Large birds like parrots
*-.Bxotic animals like chimpanzees, lla-
mas or pot-belly pigs

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Rea Estate, Inc.

Vacant land
512 Marshview Dr. westerly.
view of the Intracoastal $385,000
Pine Island Dr. easterly view of
the Intracoastal $265,000
St. Augustine 2 lots located on
Avenue C $50,000each

Office Space
1927 Rogero Road
MLS #407887 $187,500

515 Penman RdCourJacksonvile

Vedra On PV Ocean Course Golf
Course Includes 2 buildable
lots in addition to house
MLS #391326 $1,900,000
1201 Ruth Ave, Jacksonville
Beach Oversized corner lot
MLS #391325 $245,500
1906 St. Johns Bluff Rd
3/1 on large corner lot
MLS #404937 $197,500
70A Dolphin Blvd, Ponte Vedra
2/2, with Bonus room Move in
today MLS #408429 $255,900
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75x400, $759,000. New dock and bulk-
head. 881-8590.
MAYPORT- LARGE mobile home lot, city
water;- 966 Pioneer Dr., $59,000,

Jax Bch, 3/2, Ig den, hardwood floors, new
carpet in bedrooms, W/D. Lg corner lot.
Ready to move in! $299,000. 602 11th St.
North, (904)553-2918.
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. $149,900.
1927 Mary Street. Will co-op. Call
Stop wasting gas
We're open online!
Buy a home and get
free gas for a year!
Phyllis Staines, Realtor
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate
WATER FRONT Marsh Landing
4BR/3BA, pool, all upgrades, corner lot,
wood floors, new roof, 2 fireplaces, 2 fami-

Jax Golf & Country Club, 3994 Cattail
Pond Circle West. Fran Cason, (904)497-
JAX BEACH complete remodeled, 1700sf
3BR/2BA, 2 car garage, large corner lot,
energy efficient house. 241-7838.
.Open House, Sun. 11-2pm, 1861 Beach-
side Ct. 1883sf, 3BR/ 2BA, frplc., nice,
quiet cul-de-sac. Short walk to beach, next
to Beach Ave. Reduced to $525,000. 651-
9081 or 249-2268.
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.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, pool, fireplace,
2 car garage, new appliances, $295,000.
No realtors please. (904)249-1890.
FSBO, RARE Beaches Marshfront, Gor-
geous views, 5BR/3.5BA, walk/ bike to
beach, Priced to sell. $879,900. Call
ISLE OF Palms, 1500sf, 3/2, total renova-
tion, $215,000. Will help with closing
costs. (904)509-9071, Tim.
appointment only. Fenced yard, hot tub,
storage building. All for $360,000.
(904)866-8720 or (904)686-4960.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3 plex/ home, can be
converted back to, a single family home,
only 3 blocks from ocean in the heart of
Atlantic beach. Currently producing
$2,000 monthly. Asking $399,000. Van-
guard GMAC Brokerage, Call Hickory @
VIEW OF ICW, over 2400sf, single family
home currently used as duplex.w/ mother-
in-law suite. Total 5BR/3.5BA. Concrete
block and frame on top. Two lots; second
can be separated. $759,900, 543-1150.
FSBO, NB, 3BR/2BA +office. Lovely
beach' home, all white brick. Many up-
dates and amenities, 2254sf.
MLS#376506. $399,900, 1106 Hagler Dr.
West. 241-6514, 655-7831. Make Offer!
w/,wood floors. New kitchen w/igranite,
stainless steel appliances. Both bath-
rooms newly renovated with Travertine
stone & bowl sinks. Asking $479,000. Will
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lyrooms,. 1 story, 193 Linkside Circle uns u er lea mpurchase.15 TaiwooUUU
., 904)655-1993., $885,000. (904)422-2100.

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OPEN HOUSE. NB, FSBO, Sat., 1/19, 1-
4pm, 1106 Hagler Drive West.

View our Open House schedule at
Phyllis Staines, Realtor
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate

SELLER PAYS all closing costs, off Gir-
vin, 4/2, 1900sf, remodeled, $233,500.
Independent Brokers & Assoc., Inc.
247-4333, 710-3111.
ATL. BCH. 2/1, for only $147,900. Remod-
eled, open floor plan, unbelievable financ-
ing opportunity. No dow payment. No clos-
ing costs. Fixed rate only. Call Kathy Karr-
Garcia, Broker, The Beaches Realty
'Group: 249-2299.
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.

East of A lA at
Summer House!
Lowest priced 3BR!
Stunning 3/2 cottage style, w/vault.
ceil., 18" tile, fpl. Ponte Vedra
schools. Clubhouse, pools, tennis,
beach/golf shuttles, 24 hr. gated.

NEAR MAYO, 3/2, 1800sf, $258,000
OBO, Independent Brokers & Associates,
Inc., 247-4333 or 710-3111.
3BR/2BA, 1400+sf, large lot; owner fi-
nancing available, $275,000. (904)686-

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

COUNTRY LIVING, 5 miles from the
bach. Lovely, small, renovated home on
private, rustic property. Best of both
worlds. $139K. (904)565-9919.

13967 Sound Overlook Dr. N.
Marsh Sound (off San Pablo Rd)
1-4pm January 2011
4BR/3 full Baths, ;2 car garage,
office, .formal DR, split plan,
Beautiful kitchen $349,900.
Cattar Realty, Inc.
1301-A North 4th St.
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
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MAYPORT LANDINO 2/2 townhome, 980sq', upgrades, new carpet. $725 mth
ATlANTIC BEACH 3/2 Seminole Rd area. Fireplace, double garage, fenced back yard on quiet
cul-de-sac. Great location. Call Joe Floyd 219-7638 to view. Photos on web. $1,375 mth
HIDDEN C0VE 3/2 1542sq' home. Near Mayport Naval Station. Small pets Ok $1,175 mth|

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Absolute Elegance, uceanfrnt conao, cust.
Upgrds 2/2 + study. $922,500
Sherri Beno owner/agent 651-1830
Impeccable hospitality near ICW. Huge GR/
Kit. 3/2.5 + loft. $349,900
Rosemary Naughton 568-1523
Renov. Condo, 1/2 blk to bch, fpl. + pool
2/2 $250,000
Sherri Beno 651-1830"
New constr. Twnhm, rf top terr. w/ocean vws
Rent $3950/mo. 4/4.5 $1,199,000
Margi Petitt 571-9821
Vacant Lot-comm. and or res. $89,000
Kevin Folsom 612-1191
Large townhm eat-in kit., Lr, Dr, 3/2.5
Sherri Beno 651-1830

New Price! Renov. brick hm. on huge lot,
fncd yd 3/2 $174,900
Amy Wilson 955-0700
Twnhm, scr. patio, wooded, 1 car-gar., end,
no fees 3/2.5 $139,900
Sherri Beno 651-1830

3 horse properties 6-9 acres +/- You
Julington Creek Office 287-7970
Affordable Waterfront Condo, Docks & pool
Emily Lamont 651-5997

New listing, Carming, crnr lot, 1 blk to bch,
rm for pool 3/2 $599,900
Margi Petitt 571-9821
Transitional Elegance, 2-car gar, 1.5 biks
to bchl 3/2 $599,000
Sherri Beno 651-1830
50'xl20' lot in S. Jax. Bch awaits your new
home $198,000
Lisa DiStefano 514-3167

Absolute Elegance! Oceanfmt Condo-
Marbella gated 2/2.5 $1,7000,000
Margi Petitt 571-9821
Ocean vw condo, cov. Parking & stor.,
ocean-side pool 2/1 $374,900
Diane Barr 234-9997
Best price 3br end unit Well maintained w/
pride! 3/2 $204,000
Cara Ameer 635-7058
REDUCEDI 2 sty nr. bch., priv. bkyd, redhot
seller 3/3 + bonus $328,000
Rosemary Naughton 568-1523

Queens Harbour, new constr., pool/spa....
5/5.5. Sale $1,389,000 or Rent $5000/mo.
Margi Petitt 571-9821
Spacious, cul de sac, fenced yd, mint cond.,
exc. Loc. $259,900
Margi Petitt 571-9821
Reduced! Great loc. and move in ready!!
3/2 $269,900
San Mahalingam 327-3329
Queens Hrbr Mediterranean POOL & Spa
on MarshI 5/6 $1,274,900
Amy Wilson 955-0700
Priced to Sell! Nice home Irg. Lot & cul-de-
sac 3/2 $199,900
Jan Fowler 294-4766

3 yr. New condo Neutral, blk appl's, maple
cab's 2/2 $143,000
I Cara Ameer 635-7058

Equestrian Acreage. Build on your timeline.
Julington Creek Office 287-7970

Best Deal Est of A1AI Turnkey condo
w/Guana vws, & 2 CG 3/2 $359,000
Cara Ameer 635-7058

SPC Open fl pl w/wd fls, high ceil. Huge
lanai & more! 3/2 $459,900
Cara Ameer 635-7058
New Listing! Villas, lagoon/pool vw. Gated,
scrnd lan. Low HOA 1/1 $149,400
Diane Barr 234-9997
SPC newly upgraded hm on huge
gorgeous treed lot! 3/2 $419,000
Cara Ameer 635-7058
Summerhsel Golfview twnhme, end unit,
5-star amen.'s 2/2 $199,800
Donna Sandiford 386-5800
Villas at Marsh Landing wooded & golf
vw's + gar 2/2 $174,900
Diane Barr 234-9997
Villas at Marsh Landing lowest pricel Grnd
fl, scrnd lanai 1/1 $124,900
Donna Sandiford 386-5800
End unit/preserve to marsh view 3/2
Cara Ameer 635-7058

Move in Readyl Complete kit. Remodel
3/1 $189,000
Julington Creek Office 287-7970

Stonebridge Condo grnd., Reduced! on
the lake 3/2 $144,800
Donna Sandiford 386-5800

JCP What a STEAL! Gorgeous upgrades
on preserve lot! 4/2 $309,000
Cara Ameer 635-7058
Bring your horses, no assoc fee, 6.56
acres +/-
Mary Anne Kuelbs 654-6399

4 blks to bch, no y maint., Blt 2000 3/2
Emily Lamont 651-5997


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January 18, 2008

USE, great location, move in
ort ride to beach and downtown,
.5BA, large bonus room, open and
t, 12768 Avalon Cove Dr. North.,
Golf & Country (off of Beach Blvd).
0-9515, 655-1106. Saturday & Sunday

SEASONS AT Kensington, 2BR/1.5BA
townhome, end unit, gated community.
$141,900, 994-0016, 434-7219.
JAX BCH, 1011 24th St. N. 3/2.5 w/large
master, downstairs study, kitchen island
w/gas cooktop, two car garage. Builders
home, near ICW, no thru traffic, 2350sf.
$397K. (904)860-3239.
WATERFRONT, 1 acre, Holiday Harbor
(off San Pablo Rd.); 5 minutes to beach;
3000sf, 4/3, huge pool, floating dock, 100'
bulkhead, $890,000, (904)509-9071, Tim.

lake, 1850sf., W/D, $240,000, 699-2245.

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555 Rutile Dr. "Better
than new", bulkheaded on
PV Waterway. 3BR, 2.5BA,
Brazalian cherry floors,
fabulous kitchen, Stroll to
Lodge $1,349,000. Kim
One-of-a-kindl All rooms
can enjoy a fabulous view
offered by golf to water
setting. Pool enclosure with
cook center is the heart of
this ideal Florida home!
$1,249,000. Joyce Reesh
2BR/2BA condo in Saw-
grass CC, Beautiful end
unit featuring one upper
and one lower master
suite. Excellent layout &
priced to sell. $309,000.
Dennis DeSimone
200' of vinyl bulkhead,
Satumia floors, elevator,
spacious rooms, great
dining room, detached
workshop bldg. 4BR, 4BA
+ 3-half BA, study & game
rm.$3,495,000. Len Knight
Just south of Jax is a
beachside community with
a 4BR/4BA, 2,614sf
furnished ocean front
home. Privacy & spect-
acular views awaits you!
$1,395,000. Al Chafin
No expense sparedl Cus-
tom 2-story brick home.
6BR/5.5BA. Quality ele-
gance, high ceilings,
spacious lot on preserve &
water. $1,450,000. Judy
Smith Gypsy Alexander
Close to JTB and 1-95.
Near St. Luke's Hosp &
Town Ctr Mall. 3BR,
2.5BA, covered lanai, large
separate family & dining
rooms. 1CG. $229,000.
Dennis DeSimone
1-story spacious 3BR/2BA
+ FR, glassed-in porch.
Beautiful hardwood floors,
immaculate yard, all
appliances updated. Ready,
to move-in. $209,900.
Donia Tyner

Totally renovated, 5-star
condo Townhouse style,
1BR/1BA, 2"~ story with
two floors. Great amenities
incl. 2 pools, beach shuttle,
fitness center. $149,999.
Dennis DeSimone
Oceanfront end unit 1I" fir
overlooking pool.Spacious
2BR/2BA condo w/newer
kitchen. Furnished. Three
pools, fitness, club, sauna.
Extra storage. $479,000.
Olivia Seaman
Frontage on Normandy
and Yellow Vater Roads.
11.3 acres high & dry.
Great for shopping ctr,
hotel/motel, offices or
restaurant. 4 parcels as 11
$1,500,000 Chuck Lee
Incredible value in South
Ponte Vedra. Fantastic 75'
oceanfront property with
great dune protection. Last
chance to buy oceanfront
for under $1M. $995,000.
Dennis DeSimone
Brand new construction
directly on ICW. Superior
refinements include rich
wood & marble floors,
stunning granites, exquisite
pool & stunning views!
$4,750,000. Michelle Floyd
4BR/3.5BA plus officel
Quality block const with
many upgrades through-
out, vaulted ceilings, wood
& tile floors, gas fireplace,
custom built-ins.
$569,000. Susan Fort
"One-of-a-kind" home on
lagoon lot. 3BR/2.5BA,
w/attached 1BR/1BA guest
house, Pool. 3-car garage,
short walk to beach &
clubs. $1,700,000. Susan
Summer never ends here.
1BR/1BA, first floor villa.
Fully furnished with cook-
ware. linens, dishes, TV &
washer/dryer. Across from
ocean Rents well
$248,000. Joan Swanson

Current appraisal for list
price. Needs remodeling.
Across the street from the
ocean and Comfort Inn.
Current zoning RJM-2.
Don't miss this opportunity
$397,500. Donia Tyner
Recently built 4BR/4BA,
4,162sfl Loads of up-
grades, gourmet kit with
granite tops, neutral decor
w/traditional finishes plus a
fantastic back yard.
$1,060.000 Michelle Floyd
One of the few remaining
lots located in Beachside in
South Ponte Vedra.
Located just across the
street from the ocean.
Build your dream homel
$399,000. David Darch
Beautiful 3BR/2BA home
with hardwood floors
overlooking the largest lake
in LAtriuml You can smell
the salt air from the
screened lanall $307,000.
Michelle Floyd
Cape Cod style home
located on 6" tee box of
Ocean Course. 4BR/4BA
plus 2-half baths. 4,861sf.
Pool & summer kit. Built in
2007. $2,600,000. iGmn
6BR home with excep-
tional quality, magnificent
marsh views, Satumia &
wood firs, great room, lanai
w/ pool, spa & summer kit-
chen. $1.925.000.
Michelle Floyd
REDUCED $200,000
Across for the ocean with
lagoon in back. 3BR,
3.5BA pool home, updated,
bright & fresh. Lots of
windows. Bulkhead, dock
w/boat ramp. $2.195,000.
Joyce Reesh
4BR/3BA home on private
100'x410' ICW lot,
screened pool, dock &
boathouse. 2-car garage
plus oversized 3-car
garage or workshop.
$1,499,000 Susan Fort

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MLS# 384003 4BR oceanfront condo- MIS#411025Detachedtilla,woodfloors,
custom kitchen no upgradenored.En built-ns, custom shutters. 2BR/2BA,
custom kitchen, no upgrade ignoredEnjoy premiere Adult Community. $269,900
sunrises on your private balcony. Designer 285-1800 mmu
touches everywhere. A home for the most AIIANIIC BEACH
discriminatingbuyer! $1,395,000241-2417 MIS# 408851 Old world Mediterranean
R4DW RESERVE charm in a custom home w/breathtaking
MLS# 397532 2BR/2BA, 1212 SF, and a ocean views. 3BR/3BA, gourmet kitchen,
fireplace. $70,000 241-2417 grandmas utesuitewFcoutyard&rooftop
ieplace 241-21 balcony. $1,395,000 285-1800
MLS# 301100 Top of the line appliances SMWORASS BEACH CLUB
include W & D. High efficiency heat & air. MLS# 394949 Elegant but casual 1st fir
2 balconies. Plantation blinds. Fenced rear unit, SEcomerofTheHallmark, resort-style
yard. $625,000 241-2417 living at its finest, walk down private ste
to lawn, pool & beach! 4BR/4BA, 9
NEIE DREAS BEGtN ceilings, new granite cntrs, woodflrs &painL
MLS#400828 Stunning Intracoastal views $1,495,000 285-1800
from this 3BR/3BA pool home! Water WAIERFRONF IN QUEENS HARBOUR
access, gourmetkitchen,hugeclosets!Enjoy MIS# 353764 128 ft of waterfront close
sunsets in the FL room overlooking the to the dock & minutes from the ICW &
marsh.Allatthebeach.$759,000241-2417 ocean! Executive 4BR/4.5BA home, over
5600SF, guestsuite, granite kitchen&bath,
LOVELYI P FLOOR CONDO summer kitchen, screened & heated pool,
MLS# 378887 2BR/2BA, close to club spa & 60' dock. $1,890,000 285-1800
pool and amenities. Screened lanai and a METICUIOUSLY KEPT 1,885 SF
detached garage. $152,476 241-2417 MIS# 411650 3BR/BA w/great room w/
GORGEOUSIHOME NEART H fireplace, family room, DR, King sizeMBR.
WO ERWOOD B E Beautiful comer lot. $349,900 285-1800
S 410301 4B BA 2347 SFE-PVB NEWPRICE
MLS# 410301 4BR/3BA, 2347 SF, triple MIS# 354832 Live across from the ocean
split BRs, screened porch & wood deck, & The Lodge in aluxurious 2BR/2.5BA 1st
backs to woods w/creek. $278,000 241-2417 fir condo unlike any other in the bldg. A
FANTASTC POOL HOME comfortable retreat w/soothing colors,
MLS# 399967 5BR/4.5BA, 3066 SF, beautiful granite counters, stainless
S 3 6 36 appliances & other designed touches.
lovely pool to water views w/tons of $629,000 285-1800
upgrades&locatedinaconvenient&highly COASAL Ill AT VANO BEACH
desirable area. $549,900 241-2417 MLS# 387326 3BR/2BA beach home,
SPACIOUS HOME professionally designed, full equipped
MLS# 395618 4BR/3.5BA home with kitchen, spacious dining room, large deck
bright, openfloorplanw/2masterBRsuites, for entertaining. $895,000 285-18
stunning kitchen, perfectforentertaining and M EQS 1 3 I RAP lSR
move* read. $ 0 MLS# 383554 Live in the only equestrian
move-in ready. $499,900 241-2417 gated estate community in Ponte Vedra!
ENJOYBFACHIIIVIG! Approx. 3.75 acres, renovated home, Morton
Various MLS# 3BR/3BA luxury condo, bam, sodded, fenced & irriated pasture &
cstm cabinets, SS apple, granite, wet bar, tile' 90 x 180'clay riding ring. Homehas 3,200
encl. prkg & pool. $659,900. Other units study, pool& spa.285-1800
available from $659,900 and up. 241-2417 SANDPIPER O N N
OCEWFROW MIS# 398434 Unbelievable views from
Wlm lSPECTACULAR corner unit, 2BR/1BA condo, fully
PANORAMIC VIEWS! furnished, storage unit, all appliances stay.
MLS# 388634 Top floor penthouse w/east Short term rentals allowed. $429,000
and west ocean views. 3BR/3.5BA plus den. 285-1800
12 ft. plus ceilings, 2 inside parking spaces '"0 'INE BFACII
and amenities galore.$1,400,000241-2417 MLS# 357196 Luxury living in recently
OCE4NFRONDELUXE! 2-story 3BR/2.5BAhome w/approximately
MLS# 385491 SE end unit. 10th fl., 2471 2200 SF, gorgeous FR w/custom FP opens
SF.3BR/3BA,diningnmdesignercabinetiy, to pool, spa, pergola & summer kitchen.
granite, SS appliances. Oceanfront & west 285ny-18graesNew Price $630,000
balconies, resort amenities, Gated and PNIE VEDRA SHORESWES
garage. $1,159,000 2412417 MIS# 393913 2BR/2BA, townhouse 1-
OCFANFRONTAND UNIQUE! car garage, great for home/beach get-away/
MLS# 316400 Brazilian teak firs, custom investment! New 2004-roof, garage, kitchen,
fabric drapes, oversized garage, awesome /C, Walk to beach! $238, 285-1800
views from the kitchen, LR, MBR, and GREAT HOME IN SAWMII lAKES
balcony Plus a custom designed 95 gal. MIS# 403867 3BR/3.5BA, bonus room,
balcony. Plus a custom designed 5gal.library and screened pool with hot tub, backs
aquarium. Move-in ready. $799,000 to nature preserve away from bridge.
241-2417 $579,900 285-1800
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Steps to the Ocean Access

$50,000 remodel. New roof, kitchen cabi-
nets, carpet, Travertine floors, crown
molding granite countertops. $249,900.
PONTE VEDRA, TPC Sawgrass, Bermu-
da Court, 2BR/2BA. $60K renovation:
granite counter tops, new cabinets, Re-
duced $239,900, 655-5990.
4BR/2.5BA +OFFICE, screened-in
in-ground Jacuzzi and Pool Heated
w/solar and gas on 1/2 acre privacy
fenced lot off San Pablo in cul-de-sac, 2
story, 2 car gar, 2550sf, wood floors, for-
mal LR, DR, Fam room w/FP, eat-in kit,
bkfst bar, irrigated, asking $424K.
PONTE VEDRA, 4/1, quarter acre, pri-
vate. $290.000. 294-5498.

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.
TOWN CENTER, only 3/2 condo in Espla-
nade avaqilable. $298,000. (904)897-
$20,000 under appraisal..
At the Beach
2BR/2BA with W/D & garage. $185,000.
OCEAN FRONT 1BR/1BA, fully furnished,
weekly rentals permitted, beautiful view,
ocean front pool, $235,000, great rental
history, 241-0267.
THE Pointe at Ponte Vedra, 3/2, on the
water and golf course. FSBO. Financing
available. (904)285-5896, (904)251-5389.
sider lease option. 6mo.+. Owner/ Agent.
OCEANFRONT, N. Jax Beach, 12th floor,
luxury, 2BR/2BA,-garage. $535,000 will
co-op.. Call (904)476-7548.
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-
FSBO JAX Beach, luxury, 2/2, 1357sf.
Fee paid through June. $339,900. 241-
4544 or 993-3882.
PONTE VEDRA 2BR condo, ground floor,
water view. $199,000. 728-9059.
beach, Will co-op. $175,000. Call
At the Beach
3BR/2BA with W/D & garage. $260,000.

REFINANCE NOW! For daily rates, call.
1-877-643-8341 ext. 201.

NEPTUNE BCH office bidg 3500sf. For
sale or lease. 993-4011.

WAREHOUSE FOR Sale, St. Johns Bluff.
12,200sf. total. acre. 200' footage, 2
bldgs. Front 7200sf. Back (w/exposure)
5000sf. Asking $1.2 million. Easton, Sand-
erson & Co. 356-2228 Realtor.

NEPTUNE BCH small 1 bedroom Apt.,
close to ocean, completely furnished, all
utilities included. $795/mo. Call 247-7910.
OCEANFRONT- 2BR/2BA condo in S.
Jax Bchl Pool, clubhouse & morel
$1350/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
JAX BCH, 2BR/ 1BA, CH/A, 1 car gar.
Just two blocks from ocean at 221 7th
Ave. N. $990/mo. Avail. now. 866-2645.
4' BLOCKS to ocean, 220 4th St. S.
$500/mo. 904-891-0606.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2 lower units. Walk to
ocean. Nice. 2BR apartment. WDHU,
large shady deck. $950/mo. & $1250/mo.
No smokers/ pets. 307-2841.
WALK TO beach, 208-214 10th Ave. No.,
2BR, $675/mo .laundry room in building.
Credit check. No pets. 514-8530.
ATLANTIC BCH 2/2, privacy fence,
screened in porch, CH&A, utility room, 18"
porcelain tile, new carpet, 1325 Mayport
Landing Circle. $750/mo. 1-888-259-0783.
2BR, upper duplex. Island kitchen/ dining,
WDHU. No pets/ smokers. $700/mo. 307-
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2BR/1BA, completely
renovated. $1100/mo, garage w/ washer &
dryer, small fenced backyard, 2 blks to
ocean, 247-8516.
2BR/1.5BA, 2 screened-in porches,
fenced yard, 5 blocks to ocean. $950/mo.
+ $700/dep. No pets. (904)502-8811.
Walk to beach from this 2BR/1BA town-
home. Approx. 900sf., newly remodeled
kitchen, CH&A, new W/D, private yard.
$900/mo. No pets. 616-5615.
JAX BEACH, 1 block to ocean,
3BR/1.5BA townhome, CH&A, patio &
deck, $1350/mo. +$1000/deposit. 520 So.
2nd St., 280-2728 leave message.
2BR/2BA condo w/club pool, just steps to
beach! $1100/mo. All South Realty,

house, 1/2 block from ocean, garage,
$1500/mo. Call Rich 476-8521.

FULLY FURNISHED apts. 1BR $950/mo.
incl. util. 2BR from $1500/mo. (904)318-
BRAND NEW Townhome 3/2.5, 1 car gar.
11563 Summer Tree Rd., off St. Johns
Bluff. $1200/mo. 860-1690,

ATLANTIC BEACH, 1332 Main St.,
2BR/1.5BA duplex, $700/mo., 891-0606.
ATLANTIC BEACH: 265 Ahern St.,
$800/mo., 2 blocks to ocean, across from
Town Center; 2BR/1BA, CH&A, hardwood
floors, tile bath. No pets. $1000 deposit,
water, garbage & sewer included in rent.
ATLANTIC BCH 2/1. 724 East Coast Dr.,
CH&A, hardwood floors, $900/mo, first,
last, SD. 1 year lease. Donna Ross Real
Estate, Inc. 246-4862.
NEP BCH, EAST OF 3RDI Huge 2/1 du-
plex, top floor, 1200sf, all professional
hardwood flooring, diningroom, livingroom,
WDHU, CH/A, huge fenced yard, parking
for 2-3 cars. Home warranty. Lowest rent
since 1989, $1030/mo.+ 247-3191.

SOUTH JAX Beach, 2BR/2.5BA, fenced
back yard, tile downstairs, $1150/mo.,
TOWNHOME, ATL. Bch, 3/2.5, $900/mo.
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.
MOBILE HOME private lot, 2BR/2BA,
CH&A, WDHU, $675/mo. 273-0857
ATLANTIC BEACH off Mayport Rd. 2BR/
1.5BA, CH/A, $750-$800/mo. 294-5622.
large loft, pool. No pets. $895/mo. +dep.
853-6005, 982-4932.

ATLANTIC BEACH, 2 apartments availa- ESPLANADE AT Town Center, 1/1, up-
ble, 2BR/1BA, clean, new, 2 blocks to per, garage parking, $950/mo. TDO Man-
beach. $1300/mo. 347-3523. agement. 246-1125.
NORTH JAX Beach, 1BR $615/mo., 2BR 2BR/2BA, MAY tPORT 25/Landin Town700/-
$715/mo. 1 block to Ocean. Pool. No 280-2728 Id unitv. $725/mo msg.700/dep
pets. (904)249-5368. 280-2728 Iv. msg.
JAX BEACH, 1103 5th Ave. S. 2BR/1BA, TLANTIC BEACH, irnewly renovated,
CH&A, WDHU, $875/mo. +deposit, 220- 2BR/1.5BA TH, w/direct beach access,
C5797.&A, WDHU, $875/mo. deposit 220-$1750/mo, (904)234-5565.

neighborhood, available Feb 1, $635/mo.
includes some utilities. Credit check/refer-
ences required. No pets. 241-2857.
1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave. South,
2BR/1BA. $725/mo., 1BR/1BA $600/mo.,
home, fenced backyard, bonus room, tile
floor downstairs. .1255 Mayport Landing
Dr. $750/mo. +$700/dep. 280-2728 Iv

JAX BEAUH, 2 bedroom lownhouse
near ocean, CH&A, WDHU, no pets,
$950/mo with $500 dep. 246-3130.

CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 126 Bay St. 2nd floor,
2BR, vaulted ceilings, beautiful inside, off-
street parking. $1295/mo. 612-8868.
APARTMENT FOR rent $660/mo Call
759-7656 oe 757-9699.

JAX BEACH, 2.5 blocks to ocean, large .
2BR/1BA, CH&A, W/D, deck. $1195/mo., JAX BEACH 1 & 2 BR apts. on/ near
655-5367, 803-3099. ocean, no pets, $725/mo & up. 246-3130.
PONTE VEDRA, 2BR/2BA condo, E of ATL BCH, Courtyards, 2/2, ceramic tile,
A1A! $845/mo. 'All South Realty, WDHU, $825/mo. TDO Management.
241-4141. 246-1125.

NEPTUNE BCH 2BR/1BA, deck, garage,
includes water, $1250/mo, no dogs,
463-0222, 465-2653
ATLANTIC BCH large 1/1 & 2/1.5 apts.
Near stores and bus, dishwasher, pool,
$600/mo & up. A nice place to live
No pets, 246-8537.

MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots.. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.
914 3RD Ave. S., Jax Bch. 2BR/1BA,
$840/mo. plus dep. 220-5797.

103 16th Ave. So., Jax Beach, 2BR/IBA,
lower apartment. No dogs. $1025/mo.
217 Hopkins St., 2BR/2BA, patio home,
fenced. $1195/mo. All deposits equal one-
half rent. Lawn service included. Broker/
Owner 249-8766.
2 blocks to ocean! WDHU. $895/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141.
NEPTUNE BCM, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
JAX BEACH, clean 2BR/1BA, CH&A, ceil-
ing fans, dishwasher; upper level w/deck.
No pets. $775/mo. $650 security deposit.
Immediate occupacy. IReTerences &-credit
check required w/.$25 application fee. 614 '.
4th St. No., 254-7644.
OCEANFRONT 3/2 condo, Jax Bch, new-
ly renovated w/ pool, $1800/mo. (904)246-
1 BR w/separate study, balcony facing
ocean, wood floors, washer/ dryer.
$950/mo. 2224 Ocean Drive. South
STUDIO UNIT, $650/mo., cable, electric,
internet all included. View of ICW. 543-
JAX BCH near ocean 1 & 2BR apts.,
lease, references, $750- $795/mo, 222
4th Ave. So., 221-4134, 703-5518.

JARDIN DE MER- 3BR/2BA condo in Jax
Bch! Garage, washer/ dryer included!
$1100/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
JAX BCH, 2BR/ 1BA, CH/A. Just two
blocks from ocean at 215 7th Ave. N.
Avail now, $950/mo. 866-2645.

2 BLOCKS to beach, Jax Beach,
2BR/1BA. $800/mo. 210 7th Ave. S.

1511 4TH St. N.- 2BR/1BA apartment. In-
cludes washer/ dryer $800/mo.
posit. No Pets. 742-6940.
2BR TOWNHOUSE, 5 blocks from ocean.
$785/mo. Call John (904)813-9723.

ATLANTIC BEACH small ocean front 1BR
garage apartment. 354-4491.
1/1, CH/A, ceramic tile floors, very clean.
1/2 block to beach. $800/mo., lyr lease,
sac. dep. $800, credit check. 116 14th
Ave. S. 246-3878.
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.
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.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3BR/1BA apartment,
laundry room, CH&A, convenient to May-
port, 247-7641.

Spacious, 1500sf. Built 2003, New carpet
& tile. CH&A, W/D. Easy bike to beach, 95
Dudley St., $950/mo. (904)610-2743.

VERY NICE 3BR 2BA house, Ig gar., new-
ly renovated. Convenient to Wonderwood
Expwy. 3217 Hampsted Ct. $1100/mo.
UPSTAIRS, 2BR/1BA, large LR/DR, nice
kitchen, W/D, dishwasher, 1 block to
beach. $1100/mo. (904)247-3187.

NEPTUNE BEACH, 2BR/2BA, upstairs,
covered balcony, WDHU, very private.
Many extras. $985/mo. 616-3580.

shed. No pets. $850/mo. 781-7774.


Enjoy the beaches lifestyle in this 5BR/4.5BA home. Meticulously built and
renovated with top-of-the-line materials and cabinetry. Classic look is
captured with beadboard and beam ceilings, custom 5 panel wood doors
and 'Arts and Crafts" front entry. $1,459,000 (lowered $240,000)
Neil McGuinness Realtor 904-509-7582
Office 904-280-1555

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subject to Queens Harbour dues. This ocean. This executive home features
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eastern views of the Intracoastal. bath, 4BR/4.5BA plus a guest suite,
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January 18, 2008

The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader

NEPTUNE BCH, 233 Magnolia, 2/1, car-
pet/ tile, garage, $1000/mo. TDO Manage-
ment. 246-1125.
NEAR PONTE Vedra, 1 block beach, qui-
et, safe area, lower 2/1, CH&A, W/D in-
cluded. $895/mo, Lease, deposit, refer-
ence. Small pet OK. 993-1118,


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Maypori Landing $725-
Close to base,
H. 250 Jasmine St., big
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D1 $90(0/no.
May port, $800/mo,
Quad Ct. New carpet.
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Oceanview\s, water

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nit Apt. walk to beach,
ick. $800/mio.
block from ocean.

ex near hospital-fenced
r garage. $1400/mo.
r, tile & upgraded kitchen.
ge. $1700/mo.
Call us for
Property Management

JAX BEACH 1700sf, 3BR/2BA with 2 car
garage, $1500/mo 241-7838.
BEACH CHARMER, 3/2 plus bonus room.
CH/A, WDHU, garage, sprinkler syst., tile,
new carpet. Pet ok with deposit.
$1350/mo. 838-8725.
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.
5 blocks to ocean. Pets ok. $750/mo.
ATLANTIC BCH- 3BR/2.5BA, Townhome,
Fenced backyard, frplc., laundry rm,
screened porch. No pets, $900/mo.
1929 Main St., 565-2763.
GREAT 3BR/2BA, Jax Beach, pool & fife-
place, 1007 20th St. No., $1400/mo.
Kensington Gem on preserve. 3/2, formal'
living room, dining room, tiled throughout.
Luxurious master bath. Covered porch.
$1350/mo. 280-2805.

3/2 Atl. Bch, 2 story townhouse. Newly
-renovated, fenced backyard, $900/mo.
sec. dep., no pets. 285-6125.

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OCEAN FRONT furnished 2/2, pool con-
sider lease option, 6 month plus.
OCEAN VIEWS, private patios. Just feet
from the Ocean, extremely private 2nd
floor condo offers spacious room sizes,
fireplace, 3BR/2BA, Old Ponte Vedra Con-
do's. Lease Option is also available,
$2200/mo. RE/MAX Unlimited, Richard
UNFURNISHED CONDO, immaculate first
floor, 2/2 condo, appliances one year old;
screened lanai. Many amenities,
$1000/mo. Call 285-4772 after 6pm.
vaulted ceiling, beautiful tile. Bright, open
floor plan. No dogs. $1500/mo. (discounts
avail.). Roommates considered. (404)325-
0820, (404)784-6601.
SUMMERHOUSE/ PVB, 1/1, $950/mo.
Includes full amenities, great location,
JARDIN DE MER, 3BR/2BA, garage.
$1295/mo. Avail, now. 770-429-9331.
BELLEZA OF Ponte Vedra, 1BR/1BA, 3rd
story, vaulted ceilings. $875/mo.
WOW, PONTE Vedra Condo, walk to the
beach for $875/mo., 2/2 w/fireplace,
all appliances included +single car ga-
rage. Close to shopping, schools. The
Colony. RE/MAX Unlimited. Richard

NEP BCH, 4/3.5, 3500sf, pool, frplc., on OCEAN GROVE IN PVB, 2/2, $950/mo.
marsh. $2000/mo. 249-0156. Top Sell Realty 270-0222.

home. 3 car gar., totally renovated, granite
in kitchen & baths. Unfurnished, long term
$2495/mo. Also avail,. furnished with short
term. 537-4083.

PALMS AT Marsh Landing- 1st floor,
2BR/2BA, hardwood floors, granite, marsh
view, $1000/mo. 904-613-7605.
BELLEZA, 2/2, FP. No pets. No smoking.
$1200/mo. 655-7697, 731-0214.



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as well As Homes
from Queen's Harbour to Wolf Creek.
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Beach Living!

Eff., 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom
with some newly renovated

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(Corner of Penman & Seagate)

JAX BEACH, 2/2, sun room, office,
1600sqft., one block to beach, $1400/mo.,
ATLANTIC BCH, large 4BR/2BA, eat-in
kitchen, fenced backyard, WDHU, new
paint. $1275/mo. (904)571-5517.
NEAR HANNA Park- 3BR/2BA 1100sf,
fenced back yard, 1 car garage, No pets.
$950/mo., + security. 553-9890.
IC WEST 3, 4, and 5 bedrooms available,
$1200- $1800/mo. Independent Brokers &
Assoc., Inc. 247-4333 710-3111.
618 9TH Ave. N. 3BR/1BA, CH&A,
fenced yard, $925/mo. 891-0606.
4-BLOCKS TO Ocean. 1BR/1BA, all tile.
$699/mo.+ deposit. 405 Lower 8th Ave.
South. 534-2120.
2BR/2.5BA, completely remodeled, new
appliances, beautiful lake view, screened
in patio deck, 5 10 minutes from beach-
$1200/mo (904)686-0068.

NEPTUNE BY the Sea, beautiful 3/2, re-
cently remodeled, tile floors, jacuzzi tub,
large fenced yard, lawn service. No pets,
$1750/mo., 249-2921.
Brand new 3BR/2.5BA townhome in Jax
Bch. $1450/mo. +dep. Call (904)514-

SAN PABLO/ Atlantic Blvd., 3/2,
1750sqft., large private yard, new sod,
$1350/mo., 472-6254.
lake, 1850sf., W/D, 2 car, small pet OK,
$1375/mo, 699-2245.
SOUTH JAX Beach, 2BR/2BA; four blocks
to beach; one car garage; furnished or un-
furnished; W/D included, $1000/mo., 407-

GOLF COURSE Community, Windsor
Park. 3/2, $1375/mo. OBO (lawn service
included). Pets OK. (904)477-2404.

end unit, $2200/mo OBO. (904)434-
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA, hardwood floors,
one year old, $1100/mo., 655-8686.
N. JAX BEACH, 14th & 2nd, NICE
1BR/1BA, $1000/mo. includes pool laun-
dry & water. Small pets OK. Will sell to in-
terested buyer. 477-4640.
OCEAN FRONT, 2BR/2BA, unfurnished.
No pets. 1 year lease, $1500/mo.,
JAX BEACH, 2BR/2BA, w/garage, fire-
lace, pool, fitness, new carpet, great
ocation.. $1000/mo., (904)246-8397.
JAX BEACH Light, airy, 2nd floor,
2BR/2BA, marsh view screened lanai, fire-
place, cathedral ceilings, W/D, resort
amenities. $950/mo. Available immed.,
SPACIOUS CONDO at The Palms. 3/2
w/garage, $1200/mo., 242-9173.

OCEAN VIEW, brand new, 3/2, upgrad-
ded; consider lease option, ocean view
from most rooms. Owner/ Agent, 463-
3BR/1.5BA, IN Mayport. Newly remod-
eled. $900/mo. 334-5421.
WOLF CREEK 3/2, gated community,
$1050/mo. Klaidman Realty Group,
BRAND NEW condo with new stainless
steel appliances, hardwood floors,
$1300/mo. 476-6361.
OCEAN LINKS, 2BR/2BA, $900/mo.,
VILLAS @ Marsh Landing, large 1/1, la-
nai, gated, fitness, pool, hottub, fireplace,
Pergo floors, garage & water included.
$980/mo., 379-4288.
PV- BELLEZA. GATED luxury condo
1BR/1BA pool/ fitness/ wd included
$850/mo. call 318-9114.
PONTE VEDRA, East of A1A. Short walk
to ocean. Just remodeled, 2/2, 1100sf.
Garage & fireplace. Granite kitchen and
bathrooms. Large tile living areas. Fresh
lively paint. Stunning 5" baseboards, new
carpet, new sinks, new oil rubbed bronze
light & plumbing fixtures. All appliances in-
cluded. Oversized rooms. Plenty of side-
walks and slow streets for strolling. Low
utility cost with new insulation, windows
and doors. $945/mo. Call (904)881-0895
for appt.
PONTE VEDRA, Luxury patio home,
1/1, walk to beaches, pond view, pool/
health club amenities, $1099/mo.
Seascape 3/2 w/60' balcony, 7th floor
w/great view, W/D, newly remodeled. No
pets. $2000/mo. 386-5008.
COURTYARDS OF Mayport, completely
remodeled, 2BR/2BA, $799/mo., 247-
7910 or 887-6033.
South, 811 So. 1st St., unfurnished, pool,
Sound floor. Unit remodeled and beauti-
ul. No pets. 1 parking space, $1299/mo.,
$1299 security deposit. Please call
PONTE VEDRA, Marsh Cove, 2BR 2BA,
$925/mo. 273-6428.
Moorings 'condo 2BR/2BA, private boat
slip, pool, tennis courts, club room,
$1300/mo. 241-9922.

CHRISTIAN HOME has large furnished
room for rent. $130/week. $100/deposit.
PONTE VEDRA Beach. room w/private
bath. $550/mo. includes everything. No
pets. (904)415-6277.
ROOM for rent in attractive home on wa-
terfront. Close to the beach, all utilities
incl., $485/mo. 221-4117.
FURNISHED AND unfurnished, clean.
$400/mo., $200 security deposit, one-third
elecrtric, 273-8633.

JAX BEACH, 711 S. 3rd Street. Single
room offices, $375 & $415/mo. TDO Man-
agement, 246-1125.
Purchase. From 200sf, North Jax Bch,
Avail Jan. 2009. Call 333-9463 for details
JAX BCH Internet Executive offices, 1639
Beach Blvd., $350 & $425/mo. Contact
Brian 465-2505.
NEPTUNE BEACH, on Third St., great
signage, 700-1400sf., negotiable,
OFFICE SPACE for rent in architectural
office; large office or workstations. 3rd
Street, Jax Beach. 242-8800.
Prime class-A space for lease. On Isabella
Blvd. Walk to Starbucks in S. Jax Beach.
1230sf. Below market rate. 5% Broker
Commission. 910-2256.
CES. Spacious modern individual offices
with phone, internet, printer, fax & mail
service, voice mail, 3rd Street address.
Contact Jim 249-4292.
VILLAGE, utilities furnished. Avail, imme-
diately. $1300/mo. 285-7299



* Short or Long Term
* Secretarial Services
* Conference Room
* East of A1A/
walk to beach
* Close to shopping/
For more information,

(904) 543-7000

NEW 1700SF. warehouse or offices
w/CH&A, 12ft. roll-up door, 1 walk-in door.
$1500/mo. Across from Adventure Land-
ing. 343-1919, 249-3214.

FREE TO excellent home.n Sammy a 4yr.
old Rat Terrier needs loving home. This
201b. lap dog is loving, quiet and house-
broken. Needs master who has time for
walks and lap time. No small children. Se-
rious inquiries only. 226-9325.
FREE CATS and Kittens to approved
homes. Call 242-0224.


642-8010 or 716-8818.
female, tan, $300 OBO. (904)434-7803,

LOST CAT: 10 years old, petite, affection-
ate female, grey tabby. Lost at south end
of Gonzales Park by Subway. Answers to
Tess. If she's inside, she pees every-
where! The other cats and I miss her very
much. Lost Monday night, 1/14/08. Call
249-8469. REWARD.
HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
dogs. 246-3600.

Notice is hereby given that a public hear-
ing will be held on the following proposed
ordinance at 6:00 p.m. on Monday,
January 28, 2008, in the City Hall Council
Chambers, 116 First Street, at which time
the City Council will consider their adop-
tion into law. The ordinances in their en-
tirety may be inspected at the Office of the
City Clerk during regular working hours.
All interested parties may appear at the
meeting and be heard with respect to the
proposed ordinance.

If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Council with respect to any
matter consideronsidered at such meeting or
hearing the person will need a record of
the proceedings and for such purpose
may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Flori-
da Statute, persons with disabilities need-
ing special accommodation, including
hearing assistance, to participate in this
meeting should contact the City Clerk's
Office no later than 5:00 P.M., the day of
the meeting.
Lisa Volpe, CMC
City Clerk
BL 1/18/08

CERTIFIED TEACHER available for tutor-
ing, 20 years experience 208-0384.
NEED A Math Tutor? I tutor up through
Algebra I. Lyn Broderick, 247-8609.

All levels, styles & ages. Will come to your
home. Piano Tuning also available.
241-4954, 655-3300.

COUNTER HELP, mornings & Saturdays
Ponte Vedra area. Call 285-5644.
NEED SOMEONE to help clean out and
organize garage. 703-6703.
SMALL BUSY Ponte Vedra Beach interior
design firm seeking energetic individual
P/T to assist in a variety of office tasks.
Computer knowledge and office exp. All
day fri + 16 hrs Mon- Thurday, flexible.
Fax resume to 280-0030.

beach hiring Kids Night Out counsel
$10 per hour. Emai, or cal
246-4827 xl 0.

BABYSITTER NEEDED for 5 year. old
boy after school from 3-5pm in my Jax
Beach home. Some Monday evening
hours are also available. $25 per week.
Call 241-4344 Iv. msg.
KENNEL TECH, P/T, must be available
weekends. Apply within: 13185 Atlantic
Blvd.. Must be good w/ animals.
AFTERNOON CHILD care worker, Ponte
Vedra School. Call 285-2965.
FRONT DESK Receptionist needed for
Chiropractic office. Bilingual a plus, will
train. Resume to 423 N. 3rd St., Jackson-
ville Beach.
work afternoons/ evenings & Saturdays.
Must be team player, multitasker and
computer savy. Fax resume 246-8105 or
email: to
P/T SECRETARY, F/T eventually, for
small business at the beach. Computer
knowledge a must! Construction knowl-
edge helpful. Please fax resume:
Staff at a holistic doctor's office. Re-
sponsibilities will include answering
phones, scheduling appointments and
marketing. Written and verbal communica-
tion skills and computer knowledge are re-
quired. Please fax resume and references
to (904)246-3778. No phone calls please.
NEED CAREGIVER help in home. P/T,
flexible hours. NB. 249-5371.
LICENSED MASSAGE Therapist needed.
Must be enthusiastic, dependable, and
consistent. Call 645-7559 for appointment.

Looking for a career? Stylists, Barbers,
Nail/ Pedicure Techs needed. Great
incentives w/progression. Call Diane at
525-2164 for more details. EOE.
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.
PONTE VEDRA based family office seek-
ing a FINANCIAL ANALYST for its pro-
fessional staff. Candidate should possess
3-7 years of experience in accounting or
financial management. Public accounting
or commercial lending experience is pre-
ferred. Position will be responsible for ac-
counting and financial reporting, invest-
ment portfolio analysis, income tax plan-
ning and deal support for private equity
transactions. Please forward resume
and salary requirements to:
BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.
Building Inspector
Starting pay up to $50,086 annually, DOQ
+benefits. Must be certified by State of FL
as a Standard Inslpector, 1 & 2 Family
Dwelling, or be exam eligible. Must have
valid FL Driver's License with good driving
record. Applications will be accepted until
the position is filled and may be obtained
at or 800 Seminole Rd.,
Atlantic Beach, FL (904)247-5820. No
smokers/ tobacco users. Drug testing con-
ducted. EOE.
Building Code Administrator
Starting pay up to $68,494 annually, DOQ
+benefits. Must be a Florida certified
Building Code Administrator or exam eligi-
ble and have building inspection and/ or
construction experience. Must have valid
FL Driver's License with good driving re-
cord. Applications will be accepted until
the position is filled and may be obtained
at or 800 Seminole Rd.,
-Atlantic -Beach, FL (904)247-5820. No
smokers/ tobacco users. Drug testing con-
ducted.- EOE.

the Intracoastal Waterway. 3/4BR, 3.5BA,
approximately 2700sf. ground walk out
back door to marina. Resort style living.
$2250/mo. Includes 1-car garage, water,
sewer, cable, pool, spa, clubhouse, health
club.' Marina Walk, gated community
marsh and marina views. Call 463-2845.

ATLANTIC BEACH,477 Helmsman; OCEANFRONT, N. Jax Beach, luxury,
3BR/2BA, garage, fenced back yard, pool, 2BR/2BA, garage. $1850/mo. Call
$1500/mo., 710-7665. (904)476-7548.
PONTE VEDRA/ Palm Valley, beautiful, THE PALMS, 1BR/1BA, gated, 2nd floor,
large, private, 3BR/2BA, 2 car garage w/ W/D, pool, fitness. $825/mo.
many amenities. $1300/mo. 860-1690. (904)610-3608.

JAX BEACH, 441 10th Place South,
3BR/1BA. $1050/mo. +security. 699-3320.
JAX BEACH 3BR/2BA, large corner lot,
fenced yard, $1350/mo. (904)697-9758
PLAYERS CLUB Sawgrass, very nice
brick home, 4BR/2BA, 2car garage. Call
painted, carpeted, WDHU, fenced yard.

Palms, gated, 2BR/ 2BA new luxury condo
w/ garage. Vaulted ceilings, washer/ dryer,
pool & fitness. Only $1200/mo. (904)472-
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.

3BR/ 2BA, 2 car gar. 119 37th Ave. S SPINNAKER 1BR/1BA. Elegantly furnish-
Jax Bch. $1900/mo. (904)536-8268 ed. Steps to Ocean. Garage, $1650/mo.

PONTE VEDRA/ Palm Valley, beautiful,
large, private, 4BR/3BA, plus bonus room,
2-car garage, w/many amenities.
$1495/mo. 860-1690.

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ATLANTIC BCH, 518 Seva Lakes Circle, OCEANFRONT- FURNISHED & unfur-
SATANTIC BCH 518 $Sva Lakes/ Cnrcet, nished homes & condos! From $700 per
3/2, 2 car garage, $1500/mo, no pets, weekl All South Realty, 241-4141.

ATLANTIC BCH, 1/2 block from ocean,
4BR/2.5BA, +office/ laundry, cul-de-sac,
pool & spa, private gate to beach access.
No smokers. Pets allowed w/deposit.
$3000/mo. includes lawn and pool svc.
ragel Community "pool, tennis & morel
Convenient to schools, shopping & beach
$1150/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.

4BR/4BA, weekly, monthly, yearly. Call
OCEANFRONT CONDO, 2/2, end unit
.furnished. Daily, weekly, monthly.
(904)803-6560 Gail
delMar, lovely condo, sleeps 4, pool, Call

MAYPORT FISHING Village, 3BR/2BA, S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnishd, ocean-
fenced yard, $1100/mo. Call 221-0612. front condo. Monthly/ Weekly.. 241-0267.
fenced yard, $1100/mo. Call 221-062.

3BR/2BA, W/D, close to 9A & Alden Rd.
JAX BCH, 3/1, 2.5 car gar., fenced yard, $960/mo. +dep. 497-8114
$1400/mo. 836 9th Ave. N. 318-0044. $960/mo. +dep. 497-8114
PONTE VEDRA, TPC Sawgrass, Bermu-
SOUTH JAX Beach. 3BR/1.5BA, 6 blocks da Court, 2BR/2BA. Completely renovat-
to ocean. $1200/mo. 710-5200. ed, $1275/mo., 655-5990.

NEP BCH, walk to beach from this charm-
ing 3/2 w/ fenced yard & garage.
$1400/mo. 280-5142.
3BR/1 BA, LARGE backyard, pets
OK, $1100/mo +$1100/dep., lyr lease.
568-6460 Mark.

NEPTUNE BCH. 3BR/2BA, 19 screen
porch, Ig yard, WDHU, freshly painted and
new ceramic tile, on cul-de-sac, walk to
beach and schools. $1400/mo +dep.

ATLANTIC BEACH West/ Oak Harbor, ATLANTIC BCH 3/2 CH&A, utility room,
3BR/2BA, family room, fireplace. Must fenced in front & back yard. 2571 Montreal
See! $1250/mo. 612-8868. St. $1000/mo. 1-888-259-0783.
ATLANTIC BEACH, Oak Harbor nice ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/2BA, 1200sf.,
3BR/1.5BA, 2471 Spokane Ave.East W/D Included, fireplace, cathedral ceilings,
$995/mo. +deposit, 242-0544. Screened patio, fenced yard. Pets OK.
$995/mo. +.deposit, 242-0544.______ $1250/mo +dep. (904)373-0492.

JAX BEACH, 3/2, furnished, Key West re-
sort style; includes pool maintenance,
$2000/mo., (904)536-2349. Licensed

ATLANTIC BCH/ Oak Harbor, 3 BR, many
renovations, W/D, fenced yard, carport,
$1000/mo, 233-1346.

____PONTE VEDRA, 4/1, quarter acre, pri-
ATLANTIC BCH ocean front furnished vate, year lease, $1200/mo. 294-5498.
house 4BR/4BA. 354-4491. .... .....-- ..

$550/mo +deposit, includes utilities
ROOM FOR rent $400/mo + 1/2 util.
1 mile from beach, features include: own
bathroom and washer/ dryer, 626-3853.
VERY NICE! At the Beaches, private bath,
garage. $695/mo., incl. util. Remax Ad-
vantage. You'll be moving soon if you just
call June. 994-3608.
ROOMMATE, PONTE Vedra Beach Con-
do. Beautiful, 3BR/2.5BA, East of A1A.
$600/mo. includes utilities. 434-9915,.
ROOMMATE WANTED to share home in
Hickory Creek area, $700/mo (+$350 dep
required.) Includes util & washer/ dryer.
838-1635 or 568-6245.

ROOM FOR rent, private bathroom,
2BR/2BA condo, located on Southside. No
pets. $600/mo. +dep. (904)519-1146.
NICE, CLEAN 3BR/2BA. $400/mo. +utilit-
les Call 334-6266.


walk to beach, 2328 Oceanforest Dr. W.
on lake. $2100/mo. (904)334-6602.

SAWGRASS CC. Willow Pond. 2BR,/2BA.
2 car garage. Fireplace. Furnished. Utilit-
ies Included. 7 month minimum. Call

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will train. Must have valid driver's license
& transportation. Start $8/hr up. Only seri-
ous, responsible, hard workers need ap-
ply. Eric, 716-4413.
CLERICAL/ ADMIN. Duties: Data Entry,
answer phone, email/ fax, $10-$12/hr. Call
Mary 1-877-842-9901.

able cleaning help. Residential/ Commer-
cial. Call 246-7200.
F/T LAWN Maintenance, experience pre-
ferred, good pay. Jax Bches & Ponte Ve-
dra. Call 294-6695.
LOCAL BEACH pest control company is
looking for a lawn care technician. No ex-
perience required. We work Mon- Fri.
Benefits include: health, dental & life in-
surance, retirement & paid vacation. Driv-
ers license is required. Drug free work-
place. Call 241-7175 for appt.
CLERICAL POSITION available. Typing,
dictation, A/R, Quickbooks, Excel, com-
uter skills. College degree or teaching
ackground a plus. Resume to: Consolidated Utili-
tes fax (904)249-2277.
Full Time in medical billing office of a pre-
mier retirement community. A/R experi-
ence, data entry, strong computer skills
and attention to detail a must. Experience
with outpatient therapy billing a plus. Ex-
cellent benefits and work environment.
Applications available at Fleet Landing
Security Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233; fax to 904-246-
9447; website at; email
to EOE/ Drug-
Free Workplace.
fits\ 401k\ flexible schedule. Golf Privileg-
es. Phone 904-246-4827, email:, or fax
resume to 246-9121. DFWP.
TAXI DRIVERS Wanted..Clean driving re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.
Looking for change? Taylor Lane Day Spa
is seeking up to four Stylists, Massage
Therapist, & Spa Director that are talented
and outgoing. Rent or High Commission is
available plus large sign on bonus. Con-
tact (904)302-0880:

Fleet Landing, a premier Continuing Care
Retirement Community, is currently ac-
cepting applications for a Registered
Nurse with strong leadership and commu-
nications skills to join our team. All candi-
dates must have at least one year of Long
Term Care experience with hands on ex-
perience in the area of Staff Development.
This is a,full-time position offering a com-
petitive salary with excellent benefits. Ap-
plications available at Fleet Landing Se-
curity Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd. At-
lantic Beach, FL 32233; fax to 904-246-
9447; website at; e-mail
to EOE/ Drug-
free Workplace.
EXPERIENCED HAIR Dresser needed for
upscale Ponte Vedra Salon. Booth rental
or commission. Please call 280-4247 or
Fleet Landing, an upscale retirement com-
munity in Atlantic Beach, FL is seeking a
creative, holistic, vision-centered wellness
professional to lead the design, implemen-
tation and management of a multi-dimen-
sional wellness program targeted to older
adults. Candidates should possess a de-
gree in Health Administration, Wellness or
Exercise Science with at least 5 years of
experience. Competitive salary and bene-
fits. Please email resume to EOE/ Drug Free
struption office at Beach. Knowledge of
Quickbooks a must. Fax resume
SOUTH BEACH SALON has chair rental
available. Call Jerry, 673-3639.

Full Time



Heritage Bank
PVB Office
Fax Resume to

(904) 280-5685
Equal Opportunity

What are you really looking for?
We love doing hair and taking care of our
clients and each other. Our recently
renovated modern salon is like our
second home and we have fun and enjoy
working together. We're looking for a full-
time stylist with clientele to find a home
with us. You'll never know if you don't at
least check us out. Call or just take a peek
in the window. Ask for Jamie.
716 3nd ST. SouTh JAX BEAch

*V L -
Now hiring for the following position:
Our Garden Homes Dept. is looking
for full-time Landscape Maintenance
Workers. 40 hours, Monday-Friday
We offer excellent salary, and
benefits including paid Vacation
and Holidays, Health and
Dental Insurance, 401K.
Drug Free Workplace, EOE
Apply in person
Human Resources
101 Plantation Dr.
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
(904) 543-7531

Perfect Part-Time Job!
(Full-Time Too!)
Home Cleaners
$200 $400/wk.
Flexible Daytime
Work Near Home
Own Transportation

42 -8 3

11 13Mk I ii

TRAINERS FOR day program. Work LOOKING FOR Admin Asst for busy travel
w/adults who have M.R./D.D. M-F, 8am- Agency, godd communication skills and
4pm. Apply 850 6th Ave. South, Suite 500, great voice. $10 per hour Call
249-8556. EOE/ DFWP (904)647-8777.

The Beaches Leader, northeast Florida's award-
winning, twice weekly community newspaper,
is seeking a sales manager to lead an
experienced sales team of five. The Leader's
circulation area includes the communities of
Mayport, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach,
Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach, all
east of the Intracoastal Waterway in northeast

The duties of this position will include
marketing strategies, budget preparation, crisis
account management, weekly training and
planning sessions, and making sales calls with

Print advertising marketing experience

Send resume to Publisher Tom Wood, P.O. Box
50129, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240 or email

,-- Expect Nothing Less
Than "Five Diamonds"
Do something special for yourself today! Work with one of the
premier luxury resorts in the world by joining the elite staff at Ponte
Vedra Inn & Club. Our exceptional work environment is one of the
most sought after for career satisfaction.
We have the following full-time positions available:

Fine Dining Servers
Security Officers
Turndown Service
Nursery Attendant
Massage Therapist
Food Runners

Room Attendants
Housekeeping Porter
Nail Technician
Spa Desk/Reservations
Golf Grounds Maintenance

For immediate consideration apply in person to:
Human .Resguerces between 9am- 4pm
200 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. 32082
Job Line: (904) 280-3607
Fax: (904) 273-7753

M Oceanfront Excellence


GET ORGANIZED in the New Year.
Professional organizing services include
clutter control, reorganizing, and "put-
ting It all away". Call (904)881-9729 for
custom organization plan.


from changing a lightbulb
to changing the color of your house



PADGETT'S A/C & Heating, Inc. Family
owned and operated. When quality and
customer service are demanded call
588-5222 Financing available.
Free Estimates on replacements. License
CAC1814887. Credit cards accepted.

EXPERT CARPET Repair and Installation.
Any job, big or small. Prompt reliable serv-
ice with many references. Call Charlie

PERSONAL CHEF daily, weekly, monthly.
References. Lots of experience 735-

BEACHES CLEANING. Residential, Com-
mercial; Move-in/ Move-out and Construc-
tion Cleaning. Weekly, Bi-weekly or
Monthly services provided. Call for free
estimate. 718-5471.
I CLEAN Houses, very competitive prices.
Excellent work everytime. 30yrs. exp. Ex-
cellent references. 241-1599, 568-9386.
Many years experience; references availa-
ble. Call Kelly for estimate, 238-9040.
AN AMAZINGLY Clean House by Natasha
is expanding. Excellent prices and
detailed work. Lots of ref's. available
OFFICE AND House cleaning, evenings.
Call 82,1-9340.
SPARKL SHINE Cleaning. Licensed, In-
sured, References. Low rates 514-4434.

Property. Start $9/hr. Work vehicle
required. Non-smoker. 307-2841.
FRONT DESK- physician office. Experi-
ence required for fast paced internal
medicine office. Answer phones, schedule
appointments, collections, etc. Immediate
opening, competitive salary & benefits.
Call 241-8300, or fax resume: 241-0831.

Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
MOVING AND Storage Co. is currently
seeking professional, courteous and expe-
rienced Laborers and Drivers. Drivers
must possess a valid A or B CDL Drivers
License. For more information call 241-
STUDIO 22, a hot new salon in the heart
of Jacksonville Beach, is looking for excit-
ing Hair Designers. Call 249-6354 or apply
at 2200 So. 3rd Street.
Taxi Drivers needed to work Beach and
Intercoastal areas,-at least 23 yrs. old,
good driving record. Call 249-0360.
Full-time medical assistant to work in a
Continuing Care Retirement Communi-
ty. Experience required. Excellent ben-
efits. Applications available at Fleet Land-
ing Security Gate, One Fleet Landing
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233; faxt to
(904)246-9447: website at; email to EOE/ Drug-
Free Workplace.
PALMS PRESCHOOL Assistant Teacher
needed for NAEYC accredited center.
Must be nurturing, energetic & someone
who truly enjoys children. Exp. preferred,
but willing to train the right person. Good
benefits & positive work environment.
EOE. 247-0983.
beach hiring Server, Host, Bus positions.
FT/PT. Must be dependable and outgoing.
DFWP. Email:, or apply in
Child Development Research Center -
University of North Florida. Minimum re-
quirements: High School Diploma or
Equivalent, 45 Clock Hour Certification re-
quired by the Department of Children and
Families, CDA, Pediatric First Aid Certifi-
cations and one year of recent teaching
experience with' children infant through
age. five. Annual Salary: $10 hourly wage-
full-time employment, non-negotiable.
UNF is an Equal Opportunity/ Equal Ac-
cess/ Affirmative Action Institution. Minori-
ties, women, veterans and spouses of vet-
erans, and disabled persons are encour-
aged to apply. Please contact Jan
Goschke at 620-2374 for more informa-
$420+ per week. Paid weekly. Design
your own daytime hours. Work regular cli-
ents near your home. Must have own
transportation and phone. Experience a
plus. Beaches/ Intracoastal. 242-8235.
Experienced in all phases of residential
metal roof installation. Standing seam,
5-V, metal tile, etc. Primarily residential in-
stallations, commercial experience a plus.
Beach based crew, major tools provided,
health benefits, matching 401K retirement
plan. No independent contractors, drug-
free workplace, most have valid Florida
driver's license. Call 1-800-662-8897.
experience required. Must be enthuiastic,
dependable and consistant. Call 645-7559
for appointment.
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:
EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.
HAIR & NAILS booth rental. Great new
salon, 630 S. 3rd St., Jax Bch. $200 per
week. Call Jimma or Dixie 246-2121.

commercial. Free estimates. Lic. Safe roof cleaning. Spotless window
EC13003709 (904)237-3824. cleaning. Pressure washing. Licensed &
Insured. Call Kevin 994-0045.

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

Lucas Tree Service. Seasoned oak. Any
quantity. Pickup or delivery. 241-3533.

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

YARD CLEAN-UPS. Clean out plant
beds, cut back old growth, mulching,
palm tree trimming, pressure washing.
lawns. Free estimates. 246-0967.
Pam 742-7769.
P G Landscaping. Specializing in com-
plete lawn maintenance, remodeling con-
struction cleanup. (904)236-0055.
Blow, Hedges, Edge, Palm Tree Trim-
ming, Tractor Work, Clean-ups. 537-7944.

WINSOR LAWN Service, Inc. Competitive
rates. Call Alan. 237-5301.
ENDLESS SUMMER Lawncare. Free esti-
mates. Professional customer service.
Mowing, edging, weeding, trimming- trees,
shrubs. Licensed & insured. Residential &
commercial. CALL US FIRSTI 270-2664.
Dependable Quality Service. Reasonable
rates. (904)524-8660.
Cutting, edging, weed-eating, landscap-
ing, pressure washing, grading and sod-
ding. Free estimate. 252-6112.

Block & Brick Masonry. New construction,
additions, repairs. Licensed & Insured.

Small to medium moves/ any distance/ flat
rates. Garage clean-outs/ trash removal.

Top-notch work guaranteed. 17yrs. experi-
ence. Painting, trim, carpentry, wood re-
pair, pressure washing. Licensed/ Insured.
Free estimates. 861-9500.
free estimates, work guaranteed, licensed.


Is growing. Have basic home repair skills,
tools, transportation & a smile? Call
221-3453. Good $$. P/T, FIT.
TOP pay, insurance & benefits. FT/ PT
ICW 220-2012.
Experienced, PT/FT. Ponte Vedra. Call or
fax resume to: 285-3128.

CLEAN PLATE Award Catering Kitchen
available. Atlantic and Seminole Rd. Fully
equipped, ready for Caterer, Lunch or To
Go Food Establishment. Call Meghan.

CHILDCARE, MY Home, HRS licensed,
certified. Retired pre-school teacher.
Years experience. Provides a safe, se-
cure, loving environment. Very personal
and very professional care. Off Atlantic
Blvd. near Indian Springs. 221-5110.
6 weeks and up. HRS licensed. 8 years .
experience.Call Tammy at 524-7224.

CNA/ HOUSE Manager. I am seeking a
live in position 3 days per week. Total care
'of patient & home. I will provide transpor-
tation, references, & background. Week-
ends ok. Cynthia (904)755-1461.

CERTIFIED CNA looking for night shift
leave message, 728-8614.
"More than a service, mor e a friend."
Transportation to doctor's, shopping, etc.
Will also visit your loved one for you in
nursing home. 220-0129.
CERTIFIED CNA/ HHC, available for full
time, unlimited home care. Brenda,
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
Providing the best CNA'S, HHA's and
Homemakers/ Companions to care for
your loved one at home, hospital, nursing
home, assisted living. Up to 24-hour care.
Affordable Rates. (904)725-8222.

PRIDE LIFT Chair, leather, tan, good con-
dition, used 4mos. $500 firm. 221-3425.
WHIRLPOOL WASHER & Dryer, $75/ea.
30 day warranty. Deliver, $20. 318-8173,
FUTON COUCH/ bed $80, rattan wall mir-
ror $80, rattan couch $400, gold jewelry,
books & more. Carol 904-372-4297.
WASHER/ DRYER, heavy duty, super ca-
pacity, excellent condition. $400 for both.
Can deliver & guarantee. 874-1747.
Hot tub $1200, Kingbed & amoire $500,
Leather oversized love seat and chair
$400, conference table & 4 leather chairs
$500, commericial fax $350, OBO. 333-
TWO 24 bulb Tanning Beds, $699/ea.
Call Tom (904)220-2012.
QUEEN BEDROOM set, 7pcs +matt., light
wood w/ beach grass art. $900. 704-4006.
SALON EPISODE Pedi-Spa for sale. Like
new. $2500. Call (904)962-8863.
HEAVY DUTY Tandem dual axle trailer,
9,000lbs towing capacity. Perfect cond.
MUSTSELL$1350.-(904)252.-9568. , ,:
WASHER, DRYER, full size, Frigidaire
Crown, $295 both; kitchen dinette table,
4chairs w/casters, $275; ceiling fan, $50.
NEW PIER 1 kids bunk bed w/trundle &
bunkie boards. No mattress. Converts to
twin beds, natural color. Paid $700, Ask-
ing $350. 223-1404
WASHER, $100; dryer, $50; $125 for
both, 477-4640.

NEW POOL special, 15x30. Complete and
chlorine free, only $25,000. Call 568-4112.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS wood, tile, dry-
wall & paint with 40yrs exp. Master car-
penter, Steve 241-7838.
We manufacture & install our own custom
mouldings. Backhoe services. 35 years
experience. References, lic. & ins. State
Cert. CBC057084 Gauthier Building Con-
tractor, Inc. Call Mark 904-422-0616 or

Painting of North Florida, Inc.
& Wallpapering, Design and Blueprints Available
Pressure Washing Custom Homes
Quality craftsmanship by Renovations
Joe DiMauro Room Additions
Commercial Buildings
30 years experience Commercial Buildou-ts
Licensed Insured References Custom Interiors our Speciality
Now Accepting Z 904-309-0646
(904) 372-4707 (904) 229-9542 General Contractor HVAQ Contractor
S CGC1512691 CAC1814517

SWe're the
L Professionals
28 Years Experience
Painting 0 Pressure Washing
SResidential .. Commercial
$ Interior,4 Exterior
; Wood Replacement
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I Beaches Office (904) 241-5414
Westslde Office (904) 786-9827
Cell (904) 714-8400

Residential and Commercial
Custom Remodeling New Homes Additions
Customer care is our priority. Serving the Beaches for 10 years.
Lenny Boot Owner & Building Contractor CBC1253123

stock Olson Scrolling Saw Blades..visit
our online store.
CORDA-ROY'S KING sofa size bean bag
with footstool. Navy corduroy cover. No
tears. No stains. $100. (904)955-8832.
commercial quality, super capacity $250.
FENDER Squier and Crate amp $200.
Force 5 SAILBOAT $800. Wanted:
TOPPER for 2000 Ford Ranger.
SOFA, PURPLE fabric, $150; 2 piece pit
group, burgundy fabric, $150; pool table
w/light, $275, 626-5159.

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
I BUY BUSINESSES. All types consid-
ered. Fast closings. Call (904)402-5355.
WE BUY Scrap Gold for Cash! Estate and
old jewelry, Rolexes. 241-1889.
Estate Jewelry and scrap gold.

for your

1977 GOLD
246-1933 619 Atlantic Blvd.

SATURDAY 8AM-1PM, 3110 Merrill Blvd.
(off of Osceola) furniture, clothes, applian-
ces, books, and more.
1992 MERCURY Sable, low mileage, runs
well, great beach car $2000. 249-8308.
JEWELRY, HIGH end clothing. Saturday,
8am-3PM, 622 12th Ave. S..
MULTI-FAMILY SALE, Friday & Saturday,
8:30am-?, 10 San Pablo Cir. S.

MOVING SALE lots of new stuff. Friday &
Saturday 9am-12pm, 2329 Barefoot
Trace (Oceanwalk).

The Nearly New Thrift Shop located on
Mayport Naval Base. Open to Military & ci-
and every Tues. & Thurs. 9-1pm. Direc-
tions: In building #27, across from the air-
port tower, 2blks from McDonalds. Ph:
270-6067. (Supported by The NWCA,
Mayport #201).

SUMMERFIELD (PVB) Neighborhood Ga-
rage Sale, Sat., 8am-12. AlA to Summer-
field, next to Rawlinos Elementary.

SATURDAY 1/19, 7:30am-? Multi- gen-
erational yard sale. Furniture, HH, Disney
Princess bed; something for everyone.
12771 N. Autumn Spring Ct. (near Hodg-
es/ Girvin).
---- ---- ---- ---

'PONTET/EDRA doWnTfing' ale. 'Beauiti-
ful hifime featuring hidd-decdr and small
furniture items. Corner cabinet, wicker,
small tables, chairs, lamps, art. General
household items, clothing, yard art. Wom-
ens clothing, shoes, jewelry. Golf promo
items, small fridge, washer & dryer. Friday
& Saturday from 9 til 3. 416 Ponte Vedra
Blvd, take Solana Road, left at PV Blvd.
Parking in marked lot next door. Follow
the pink signs!

Painting, pressure washing, wood floors,
carpentry, tile work, drywall. 241-7023.
Renovation/ Fences, Decks, Painting,
PowerWashing, & more! 25years experi-
ence. Licensed/ Insured. No job too small!
Free estimates. 703-2054.
Wood Repair, Trim, Crown Moulding,
Pressure Washing, Flooring and more.
17yrs. experience. Licensed/ Insured.
dependable for quality repairs, service
calls, painting, improvements and miscel-
laneous jobs. DAVE. 246-6628.
HANDYMAN A-Z, interior/ exterior; profes-
sinai & motivated. (904)803-8201.
Specializing in kitchens, cabinets, bath-
rooms, tile, doors, windows, rotted wood,
termite damage, roof leaks, drywall,
decks, etc. Honest, top quality work-

Let us help you enjoy a new
home without moving!
Bath, Kitchen, Marble,
Granite, Tile,Drywall,
Painting, Decks & much more!
s299 sq. ft. including tile.
Call Menny or Chris
904-894-4058 or

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

5th year anniversary special. Will beat any
written estimate, next 7 days.
904-755-7403. CCC.1326983.

Quality work at reasonable rates. Stump
grinding. Since 1986.

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



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



January 18, 2008

MOVING/ ESTATE SALE! Unique, collec-
tible tin, Wind-up, battery operated toys
Books/ cookbooks, kitchen, old & new
household items. Washer & Dryer. Furni-
ture, vintage stove, lawn & garden. Assort-
ed memorabilia and More! Saturday,
8am-3pm, 1916 Strickland Road, Neptune
Beach. Do Not Miss This Onel
BEAUCLERC. BIG! Full! Guy Stuff: Gen-
erator, compressor, Military, guns, banjo,
Hand made boat model, Tools, etc. Anti-
ques, orientals, dolls, netsuke, paper-
weights, Orig. Art. (Picot, 1840's reverse
paint portraits.) Good Jewelry, silver, Lla-
dro, Lalique, more. Books, Quilts, linens.
Great old and new furniture. HS for sale.
2967 Indian Hill Dr. off Scott Mill, Thurs.,
.9-4, Fri., 9-3. China Cat 241-0344.

2001 SUZUKI 15hp 4 stroke, 14' Lowe
aluminum jon boat, galvanized trailer, MK-
Riptide trolling. $2500 cash- firm,

2002 HARLEY Davidson Fatboy, deep
purple,, S&S coversion. Electron-
ic fuel injection & ignition system by
Datonya Twin Tech. Garage kept, exc.
condition. 10,500mi.. Only $13,500.
2002 VESPA 50cc Scooter, seafoam
green, 3000 miles, exc. cond., mirrors,
storage on back w/backrest, $2000. Email
me at: if interested.
Buy and sell cars, cycles & parts.
This Sunday, January 20th. E. Palatka

1994 MAZDA, V6, 136K miles, extended
cab, speed, topper. Good condition. No
oil use. $3650. 285-2927.
'01 ISUZU Trooper, DVD/CD/GPS, 73K
miles, black, immaculate condition, cus-
tom rims. Must Seel $8500 OBO.
NEED A Van for your business? 1994
Dodge Ram 250, 3 quarter ton, auto air,
new transmission. Includes: ladders, paint
sprayer, hoses, etc. $3000. 221-7667.

1995 NISSAN MAXIMA GLE, great condi-
tion, 125k miles, $4500. Call 334-1476.
320, 33K miles, silver, excellent cond.
$25,900 OBO. 591-6795.
2000 BMW Z3 Roadster, 74k mi., great
shape, loaded, $14,000. Call Dave
1999 MAZDA 626ES, immaculate condi-
tion, low miles, leather interior, sun roof,
power windows/ locks, cruise, CD, $5500
offer, 887-9030.
w/leather interior. Fully loaded, On-Star
equipped. Very clean and runs great.
51,400 miles. $9500. (904)246-7919.
2002 ENVOY SLT, $14,750. Call
(904)219-0537 or (904)910-0123.
Buy and sell cars, cycles & parts.
This Sunday, January 20th. E. Palatka
2003 CHEVY Tahoe, loaded, exc. shape,
80K miles, $14,500 OBO. 504-9405
2004 JEEP Grand Cherokee Limited Edi-
tion, LOADED, Excellent condition, 61K
miles, $15,000 OBO. (904)486-0767.
1987 MERCEDES 420SEL, high mileage,
sound motor, $500, 220-3177.
JAGUAR ,.XJ,8 .. 999.,Qutstanding kept, 95,000 miles; new tires, padl'rotoTs:
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Friday, Jan. 18
Ladies Auxiliary Cooks:
The Ladies Auxiliary of Fleet
Reserve Association Branch
290 hosts a "Cornish Hen
Dinner" from 5-8 p.m. at the
Branch Home, 390 Mayport
Road, Atlantic Beach. A dona-
tion of $7 is requested for
each dinner. Carry-out orders
are accepted, and the public is
always invited. Starting at 9
p.m., the music of Doug Bracy
entertains until 1 a.m. For
information, call 246-6855.

Saturday, Jan. 19
Discovery Art Class for
Adults: Guana Tolomato
Matanzas National Estuarine
Research Reserve brings back
its adult art class from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. The class, which will
focus on color study and
beginning drawing of marsh
scenes, is taught by Jean
Drayovitch. The cost to
attend is $45, payable in
advance. All materials are sup-
plied, but participants need to
bring a brown bag lunch. Call
904-635-0941 to reserve a

Open Studio: Open Studio
at the Cultural Center at
Ponte Vedra Beach runs from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Cultural
Center offers studio space for
artists to create independently
on designated Saturdays.
Members participate free; for
non-members, it's $10 per
visit. For information, call the
Cultural Center at 280-0614.

SCBWI: The Society of
Children's Book Writers &
Illustrators (SCBWI) meets
from 1-3 p.m. at the Southeast
Regional Library, 10599
Deerwood Park Blvd. Local
picture book author Nancy
Murray will discuss market-
ing. For information about
SCBWI contact Janet Walter
at The
library's number is 904-996-

Sunday, Jan. 20
Beaches Veterans
Organization Cookout: The
first inr a series of four cook-
outs planned by the Beaches
Veterans Organization to ben-
efit the USO's "No Dough

Dinners" will be held, starting
at 1 p.m., at Fleet Reserve
Association [FRA] 290's
Branch Home, 390 Mayport
Road. An $8 donation brings
ribs and all the fixings. The
public is invited, and takeout
orders are welcomed.
Subsequent cookouts will be
hosted by American Legion
Post 129 Feb. 24, VFW Post
3270 March 30 and American
Legion Post 316 April 27. For
information on the cookouts
or Beaches Veterans
Organization, call Bruce
Drinkwater at 246-6855.

Environmental Science
Programs: Guana Tolomato
Matanzas National Estuarine
Research Reserve continues its
environmental science pro-
grams. The adult-level pro-
gram "Become an
Environmental Biologist" was
held Jan. 13. And the kids-
level "Become a Junior
Environmental Biologist" will
be held at the Trailhead
.Pavilion from 9-11 a.m. Jan.
20. The kids level is suitable
for ages 12 and up. There's a
$3/per vehicle parking fee. To

register, call the
Environmental Education
Center at (904) 823-4500.

Monday, Jan. 21
Le Petit Salon: Le Petit
Salon des Huit [8] Chapeaux
[hats] et Quarante [40]
Femmes [women] 892 meets
at 7:30 p.m. at Ocean Beaches
American Legion Post 129,
1151 4th St. S., Jacksonville
Beach. All partners are
requested to wear formal
meeting colors for an initia-
tion of new partners. For
information, call 242-0042 or
Ponte Vedra Woman's
Club: The Ponte Vedra
Woman's Club holds a lunch-
eon meeting that begins at 10
a.m. at Sawgrass Country
Club. Guest speaker is Julie
Wright, program director at
The Players Community
Senior Center. Also on hand
will be a representative from
the Donna Hicken
Foundation. For membership
information, .call Marianne
Palmer at 285-4264.

Tuesday, Jan. 22
Benefit Concert: A benefit
concert for musicians who
play with the Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra will be
held starting at 7:30 p.m. in
Elizabeth Hall Chapel of
Stetson University in Deland.
The event is free, and dona-
tions, which are tax
deductible, will be accepted.
Donations will benefit the
Health and Welfare Fund for
the Jacksonville Symphony
Players Association.

Wednesday, Jan. 23
CEAI Luncheon: Members
of Christian Educators
Association international
hold their annual CEAI
January prayer luncheon at
11:30 a.m. at Ponte Vedra
Presbyterian Church, 4510
Palm Valley Road. Northeast
CEAI members will provide
sandwiches, and other mem-
bers are asked to bring
desserts, chips, paper prod-
ucts, and drinks. Those plan-
ning to attend should RSVP
by Jan. 23. There is no charge.


Children's Workshops
There will be two sessions of
"Children's Workshops: Out of
School Art" at the Cultural
Center at Ponte Vedra Beach.
The sessions, for ages 6 to 9,
will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
on out-of-school-for-kids in-
service days. Jan. 21 will be
Acting Out. Attendees will be a
film or TV star, create a creepy
monster face with make-up or
learn to imitate their favorite
movie star. Jan. 25 will be
Clowning Around. Youngsters
will participate in a mini-cir-
cus workshop, create balloon
sculptures and learn magic
and clowning skills. The cost
for each session is $40 for
members and $50 for non-
members. For information call
Jessica Ryals at 904-280-0614,
ext 204.

JCC Auditions
The Jacksonville Children's
Chorus [JCC] holds spring
semester auditions for chil-
-dren.grades ,2-5 from 2;30-4:30
p.m. Jan; 22 at the JCC offices,
3947 Boulevard Center Dr.-
Suite 108. To schedule an audi-
tion, call 904-346-1636.
Darren Dailey is artistic and
executive director of the JCC.
Visit www.jaxchildrenscho-

KIDZfACTory Workshop, a
drama workshop for grades K-
3, runs through Jan. 22 at the
Limelight Theatre, 11 Old
Mission. Ave., St. Augustine.
Along with the workshop,
there also will be theatre
games. Tuition is. $75. For
information, call 824-1164.

Monday Cook-A-Book
Monday Cook-A-Book is
offered Jan. 28 at 4 p.m., at the
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
Library, 101 Library Blvd. The
afternoon children's program
invites school-age kids to try
their hand at making a recipe
and enjoying a story that coin-
cides with the food cooked.
Call 827-6950.

Children's Programs
Saturday Craft Surprise is
Held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. the
first Saturday of each month.
A new and easy craft is offered.
The Beaches Branch Library is
at 600 Third St., Neptune
Beach. Call 241-1141.

Art Adventures
Art Adventures on Second
Saturdays are held at the
Cummer Museum. Classes in
painting, printmaking, collage

and construction with chang-
ing themes are offered.
Youngsters can sign up for one
class or for all of them. Second
Saturday is held from 10 a.m.-
12 p.m., ages 6,to 12. The cost
to members is $10 per class;
for non-members it's $15 per

Teddy Bear Tuesdays
Adventure Landing, at 1944
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville
Beach, hosts an activity for
toddlers, pre-schoolers and
elementary-aged children
called Teddy Bear Thursdays.
Each Thursday, from 10-11:30
a.m., children can create their
own stuffed animal at
Adventure Landing's Teddy
Bear Factory. For $7.99, a child
and his or her caretaker can
select an "animal skin," then
be involved in the process of
stuffing it, naming it and issu-
ing the new stuffed animal
friend a birth certificate. Kids
and their caretakers get to ride
.the Wacky Worm Family
rollercoaster, which is includ-
ed in the price. Call 246-4386
for information.

Beaches Branch
Library Activities
The Beaches Branch Library,
600 N. Third -St., Neptune
Beach, offers a variety of chil-
dren's activities. For informa-
tion, call 241-1411. The classes
*Family Preschool
Storytime, 0-5, Thursdays at
10:30 a.m.
SToddler Time, 19 months-3
years, Wednesdays at 10:30
-Mother Goose Storytime,
birth-19 months, Wednesdays
at 11 a.m.,
*Preschool Storytime, 3-5
without adult, Wednesdays at
*Saturday Craft Surprise, the
first Saturday of each month
from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.



Ponte Vedra Beach
Branch Library
The Ponte Vedra Beach
Branch Library, 101 Library
Blvd., offers classes for young-
sters each Wednesday. The
offerings are, at 9:45 a.m., Just
for Babies; at 10:30 a.m.,
Toddler Story Time; and at 11
a.m., Preschool Story Time.
Call 827-6950 for information.

Seaside Puppet
Seaside Playgarden puppet
shows are held at 4 p.m. the
first Thursday of each month
at Seaside Playgarden, a
Waldorf Initiative, 223 8th
Ave. S., Jacksonville Beach.
The puppet shows, which are
appropriate for children ages
2-9, are free to the public. Call

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Christ Episcopal hosts webcast of 'Religion and Violence, Untangling the Roots of Conflict'

Christ Episcopal Church
will host a webcast of the
38th Annual Trinity
Institute's Theological
Conference, "Religion and
Violence, Untangling the
Roots of Conflict" beginning
at 7 p.m. on Monday, January
21 and continuing through
January 23.
In addition to the webcast,
activities at Christ Episcopal
Church for the three-day
conference will include
panel and small group dis-
cussions led by members of
the clergy.
The conference is designed
as an interfaith dialogue and
members of all faiths are wel-
come to attend, said Malinda
Harris, Director of Christian
Formation at Christ Episcopal
"We live in a world where I
think we blame other faiths
for violence. .... Inherent in

photos submitted
The speakers for the Interfaith Panel at Christ Episcopal Church
for "Religion and Violence, Untangling the Roots of Violence"
are from left, Iman Yahya Hendi, Muslim chaplain at
Georgetown University; Rabbi Mark Goldman, Senior Rabbi at
Temple Bet Yam; and the Reverend Edward Harrison, Dean at
St. John's Cathedral.

each religion is a history of
"The conference will pro-
vide some historical perspec-

tive on the topic. In the sec-
ond half, we will discuss
what we can do and how we
can work together," she said.

The opening speaker for
the conference will be
Reverend Katharine Jefferts
Schori, Presiding Bishop of
the Episcopal Church, who
will speak at 7 p.m. on
The conference continues
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
Tuesday, January 22 .and
Wednesday, January 23.
Other speakers on the web-
cast include Union
Theological Seminary profes-
sor James Cone, and authors
James Carroll, Tariq
Ramadan, and Susannah
Trinity Institute is an out-
reach of Trinity Wall Street
and was founded in 1967.
Trinity conferences offer
opportunities for inquiry,
dialog, and reflection,
according to a press release
from Christ Episcopal
A film crew from the
Trinity Institute will be film-

ing at Christ Episcopal dur-
ing part of the conference,
event, said Harris.
A representative from the
Muslim, Jewish, and
Christian faiths will be at the
church to participate in a
panel discussion from 11
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on January
"We are very excited about
the panel on Wednesday,"
said Harris.
Panel members are Iman
Yahya Hendi, Rabbi Mark
Goldman, and Reverend
Edward Harrison.
Rev. Harrison is the Dean of
St. John's Cathedral in
Jacksonville. He served as
Special Forces Medic in
VietNam before attending
Yale University where he
received a Masters of Divinity
Rabbi Goldman recently.
became the Senior Rabbi at
Temple Bet Yam in St.
Augustine. He has served as

an instructor and field work
supervisor at Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of
Iman Hendi serves as the
Muslim Chaplain at
Georgetown University in
Washington, D.C. and is a
member of the Islamic
Jurisprudence Council of
North America.
The public is invited to
drop in for individual events
or register for the entire
conference. Christ Episcopal
Church is located at 400 San
Juan Drive in Ponte Vedra.
Registration for those
planning to attend the entire
conference is recommended
so that small group assign-
ments and the luncheon
can be pre-arranged, said
RSVP to Harris at 285-7390
ext. 237 or by email to


Gospel Choir Anniversary
St. Andrew AME Church will celebrate
its Gospel Choir's Anniversary at 3:30 p.m.
on Sunday. All are welcome to attend. The
church is at 125 Ninth St. S. in Jacksonville
Cast Call for "Last Hours with Christ"
Christ Episcopal Church invites mem-
bers of the community to participate in
the upcoming Lenten production of "The
Last Hours with Christ." The drama will be
presented from 5 to 9 p.m. on March 15
and 16 at the Daybreak Retreat Center in
St. Johns County. Parts are available for
singers, narrators, musicians, greeters, and
cast members. Volunteers are also needed
to serve as seamstresses and to help with
the production and clean- up crews For
further information, contact Malinda
Harris at 285-6127 ext. 237.
Pre-Call Rally
New Life Christian Fellowship will host
"The Call" at an evening of worship at 7
p.m. tomorrow. Admission is free. The
event will be followed on February 2 by a
Statewide event, "The Call Florida" in
Orlando. NLCF is located at 2701 Hodges
Blvd. For information visit
www.thecall.coni or

Exhibit Opens
Michelle Losey and Pastor Robert C.
Jacobs of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in
Jacksonville Beach were among 439 pas-
tors and congregation leaders who attend-
ed a Stephen Series Leader's Training
Course in Orlando. Stephen Ministry is a
system of Christian caregiving. Bethlehem
will begin to recruit, select, and train mem-
bers to be Stephen Ministers, who will pro-
vide one-to-one care. Each minister will be
matched with an individual in need of
care. For information call 249-5418.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
St. Andrew's AME Church and St. Paul's
by the Sea Episcopal Church will jointly
celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr. at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 21. The
service will be held at St. Paul's by the Sea
Episcopal Church at 5th Street and 11th
Avenue North in Jacksonville Beach.
Music will be provided by the St. Andrew
AME Choir, the Hope Chapel Choir, and
St. Paul's by the Sea Choir. The public is
invited to the service and the reception
afterwards. .-
SChristian Science Lecture
Ryder Stevens will present a lecture titled
"Healing Spiritually: The Relevance of
Christ Jesus' Example Today" at 7:30 p.m.

on Tuesday, January 22 at First Church of
Christ Scientist. Stevens is a former Army
chaplain and is currently a Christian
Science practitioner of spiritual healing.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
Childcare will be provided.The church is at
1505 N. 2nd Street in Jacksonville Beach.
For information, call 246-2632.
One Shabbat-One World
Chabad @ the Beaches is participating in
One Shabbat-One World this weekend.
This global movement seeks to unite
Jewish people worldwide by marking the
day of Shabbat. Friday night services and
dinner will be held at Chabad at 521 A1A
N. in Ponte Vedra. Call 285-1588 for for
information and reservations
Buddhist Course Offered
The Drolma Buddhist Center of
Northeast Florida will offer a day course
titled "Pure Land: Buddhist Perspectives on
Abundance" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
Sunday, January 27. It will be held at 241
Atlantic Blvd., Suite 1. Buddhist teacher
Carol Lutker will be the instructor. The
course will offer ways to eliminate negativ-
ity and create contentment. The fee is $35
or $20 for students and includes lunch.
Pre-register by calling 742-7742.

Mr. Stevens spent 23 years as a former Army
Chaplain. He is now in the full-time public
practice of Christian Science Healing.
Christ Jesus' healing works are being
du picated today in the lives of
Christian Scientists and theirfamilies.

Come and find out how...
at this FREE Christian Science Lecture.

Tuesday, January 22,2008 at 7:30 p.m.

First Church of Christ, Scientist
1505 North Second Street
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Child Care provided
For more information call:

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of physical illness,
relationships, work-
S. related problems, and
other challenges will
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355 Landrum Ln, Ponte Vedra Beach CHURCH
I 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Service* Worship Service Eucharist Nursery at all services
11:00 a.m. Traditional Service* 5pm Sunday
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Rev. Robert C. Adams, Vicar Nursery Provided Home of a Bethlehem Visit Nursery Provided

Sof the Beaches (Disciples of Christ)
.2125 Oceanfront & Seagate, Neptune Beach
Come worship with us by the ocean.
Traditional Services 8:00 & 9:00 am
Children's Worship 9:00 & 11:00 am
Christian Education (all ages) 10:05 am
Celebration Praise 11:00 am
5:30 Supper
6:30 Choir, Bible Study, Youth
Mahlon Dixon, Senior Pastor 246-2010
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1423 N. 8th Ave., Jax Beach
Rev. Dana A. Brones, Pastor
Phone: 249-5418
8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Traditional
Praise & Worship Saturday 5:30pm
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Adult Bible Classes 9:45 a.m.

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St Paul's by the Sea
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Welcome Families Children's Chapel At 10 am Sun.
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CATHOLIC Sunday School for all ages 9:00 a.m.
Worship Service 10:15 a.m.
1st Avenue North at 5th Street Youth Fellowship 11:30a.m.
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Saturday Mass 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
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January 18, 2008

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The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader

Weekend Edition January 18, 2008

Vol. 45, No. 61



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



Panthers midfielder-forward
Max Lang (right) battles for
the ball during second-half
action against Orange Park.
See more photos and story,
See Get Out for events for
the whole family on B-1.
Bard listings and upcoming
concerts can be found on the
Music and Screen page, B-4.

John Atkins, holding a photo of his boat from last month's Palm Valley Boat and Light Parade, shows his glee
Wednesday at being named 4th-place winner for boats over 30 feet. Dozens of awards were handed out at a
ceremony at Lulu's Waterfront Grille on Roscoe Boulevard.


school help

coming soon

The St. Johns County Commission took a first
step this week toward instituting school concur-
rency when it met with the St. Johns County
School Board.
At a joint meeting in St. Augustine
Wednesday, the two boards heard a presenta-
tion about school concurrency, the notion that
development should help pay for educating the
children that populate the development.
"Our timeline is looking to shoot for an
August 1st deadline [for completion of agree-
ments on concurrency], Tim Forson, director of
facilities and operations for the St. Johns
County School District, told board members.
As the result of a recent state law taking effect
this year, county commissioners and School
Board members must work together to imple-
ment a system of reviewing housing develop-
ments based on how they will affect the school

George ,,aearded drag
from Atlantic Beach, is this.
week's Leader Pet Tale. See
his feature and learn how to
submit your pet on B-5.

Study programs give teens school choice

While the St. Johns County
School District ramps up its career
academies to comply with a new
state law, questions about registra-
tion for Ponte Vedra High School
have been keep-
ing administrators
busy. See ch
"We are getting
many e-mails and fdea
pho6ne icalls," Lisa
Kunze, assistant
principal of Ponte i eetir
Vedra High, said
.this week..
Although registration doesn't
begin until March, a number of
happenings precede registration.
The first is a Jan. 31 showcase at
World Golf Village, where eighth
graders throughout the district and
their parents can learn about nearly
two dozen special programs avail-

able in the district's high schools.
Under a new state law, high
school career academies must offer
courses that could lead to certifica-
tion in that academy's specialty
beginning with the upcoming
school year, said
Jay Steele, direc-
,ck Iists tor for career edu-
cation for the St.
Johns County
M School District.
"Each academy
gs, A-3 will have- some
kind of certifica-
tion,."-Ie said. For

example, graduates of the Nease
High School Stellar Academy of
Engineering and of Creekside High
School's Acadmy of Emerging
Technology could earn an IT certifi-
cate, he said.
Students can select a path leading
to work right after high school or to


photo from
Ponte Vedra High School is under construction near Davis Park.

Low-flow faucets and water-
saving shower heads and toi-
lets come in beautiful styles
and are good steps to being
water wise in your home.
Story B-6.

Neighbors: Marilyn Hoener keeps going and going...

"Coastal Atlantic," an exhibit
of paintings of the area,
opens at the Beaches
Museum & History Center.
See B-1

Marilyn Hoener of Ponte
Vedra Beach is president of
the Ponte Vedra Public
Education Foundation,
although it has been years
since her children were in
The foundation, which
brings enrichment programs
to all public schools in the
Ponte Vedra area, sprang from
the "Picture Lady" program in
which volunteers take replicas
of artworks into classroom,
introducing children to terms
and concepts of art.

Hoener became a Picture
Lady after she, her husband
Jim and two children moved
to Ponte Vedra from
Jacksonville in 1980.
Born in Miami, Hoener has
lived in, among other cities,
Rio de Janeiro and Quincy,
Ill., where she, her three sis-
ters and their mother moved
after their father died in the
1952 crash of a Pan American
airliner he was piloting.
Hoener and her future hus-
band both graduated from the
University of Iowa in 1968.
They married in 1969, and he
was accepted into a Naval
flight program.

The following was excerpt-
ed from an interview last week
with Marilyn Hoener:
How long have you
known one another?
"Since ninth-grade Latin
class ... We were buddies, ran
in the same crowd."
How many children?
"Two. Jamie lives with his
wife in Avondale, Devon with
her husband in Ponte Vedra
Beach. Devon and her hus-
band have Andrew, 6-1/2, and
Ava, 4."
When did you land in
"Nineteen seventy, with Jim
in a Navy Hurricane


photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Marilyn Hoener relaxes last week in her home in Ponte
Vedra Beach.


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Evolution 'fact' dissed
The St. Johns County School
Board on Tuesday unanimous-
ly approved a resolution urg-
ing the state Department of
Education to have evolution
taught as a theory, not as "dog-
matic fact."
Under proposed new science
standards, evolution would be
presented as "the fundamental
concept underlying all of biol-
ogy supported in multiple
forms of scientific evidence."
The School Board, however,
calls for "objective and intel-
lectually open instruction in
regard to evolution, teaching
the scientific strengths and
weaknesses of the theory."
The board's resolution will
be forwarded to the State
Board of Education and to
Gov. Charlie Crist.
Group seeks ages 22-40
The Young Advocates for
Cultural Awareness (YACA)
will be launched at the
Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra
Beach on Wednesday.
The free event begins at 6
p.m. with a wine and cheese
reception, followed at 6:45
p.m. by a program featuring
Ambassador Nancy Soderberg.
Soderberg, author, public
commentator and visiting dis-
tinguished scholar at the
University of North Florida, is
vice president of programs for
the World Affairs Council.
She will speak on interna-
tional cultural awareness and
the role it plays in helping
understand today's political
YACA came about with a col-
laborative partnership
between the Cultural Center
and the World Affairs Council.
The new group is targeted
toward professionals ages 22 to
40 who wish to expand inter-
national cultural awareness
through education and overall
appreciation of the arts.
YACA plans to host five

speaking about his life lessons.
The luncheon will be held
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the
University Center Banquet
Hall on the UNF campus. The
Grammy-winning gospel
group "Take 6" will also per-
form at the event.
Underwood has established
himself as a versatile actor,
with the ability to achieve a
successful acting career on
stage, television and the big
screen, most recently on HBO's
hit series "Sex and the City."
Underwood burst into the
National spotlight with his
portrayal of lawyer Jonathan
Rollins in the NBC hit series
"LA Law." He held the role of
Rollins for seven years, during
which time he earned a

Golden. Globe nomination,
and TV Guide singled him out
as one of the top stars of the
Tickets for the event are $20
each for non-students and
$500 for corporate tables of
eight. Tickets can be purchased
online at
gories.asp or by calling Lorna
Bautista at 620-2475. ,
Greatest read on Earth
St. Johns Reads, a communi-
ty reading program, centers
on Sara Gruen's best-selling
book "Water for Elephants: A
Novel," which tells the story of
a young man who traveled
with a circus during the Great

All branches willhost book
groups to discuss the book in
addition to a number of fea-
tured events, among them:
Circus lore and history Feb.
9 and 10, presented by the
Ringling Brothers Museum;
Showings of "Dumbo,"
"Jumbo" and "The Greatest
Show on Earth," and
The Odd-O-T's, Feb. 15 and
16, a program of circus come-




major events this year, ending
with a black tie gala in which
YACA will distribute three
scholarships to distinguished
high school seniors pursuing
artistic professions.
For information, contact
Daniel Gilham, YACA presi-
dent, at 735-7722.
The center is at 50 Executive
Way, Ponte Vedra Beach.
PVCA meeting changed
The Ponte Vedra
Community Association's
meeting originally scheduled
for Monday has been post-
poned due to the Martin
Luther King Jr. holiday. The
meeting will now be held Jan.
28 at 5 p.m. in the Ponte Vedra
Beach Branch Library.
King holiday closings
All departments of the St.
Johns County Board of County
Commissioners will be closed
on Monday in observance of
the Martin Luther King
Holiday. Normal business
hours will resume on Tuesday.
County buildings serving as
early voting sites will be open
to voters on Monday from
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
All branches of the St. Johns
County Public Library System
will be closed Sunday and
Monday. Normal operating
hours will resume on Tuesday.
St. Johns County School
District schools will be closed
Monday for the holiday and
will reopen Tuesday. Students,
however, have another holiday
Jan. 25, a teacher planning
'LA Law' actor to speak
Actor Blair Underwood will
be the featured speaker at the
27th annumial Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon
at the University of North
Florida Feb. 21.
The luncheon is presented
by UNF's Intercultural Center
for Peace. Underwood will be

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16 career academies offered at high schools
higher education, he said, adding that -
graduates of St. Augustine High.. .
School's Academy of Future Teacher .. ...
finish high school with an associates'
degree from St. Johns River
Craig Speziale, principal of Ponte i R U F
Vedra High School, said Thursday that
although that. school's two academies Career academies, academic and military programs
will offer certificates, students will be Career academies, academic and military programs
urged to aim for a college degree. High school showcase at World Golf Village, Jan. 31 (school hours for students, 5:30
"We really want our kids to focus on p.m. to 8 for parents)
post-secondary : Program open houses (all 6:30 p.m.), each limited to the programs offered at that
in and Creekside High School open- school:
ing in August will bring to six the ':.:Feb. 4, Bartram Trail
number of regular high schools in the Feb. 5, Pedro Menendez
St. Johns County School District, with Feb. 7, St. Augustine HS.& St. Johns Technical HS
St. Johns Technical High School offer- Feb. 12, Nease. H .& St J onThc,
ing an alternative setting. Feb. 19, PV High (at Landrum Middle School)
Together the seven schools will offer Feb. 21, CHS (at Fruit Cove Middle School)
16 career academies in subjects rang- Applications due to district, Feb. 29
ing from art to criminal justice, as well Acceptance letters mailed to students, March 24
as three programs for advanced aca- Replies to acceptance letters due back, April 4
demics and three junior reserve officer
training corps units open to any high | Registration for Ponte Vedra High (for Nease & Landrum students)
school student, if space is available.
Each career academy, or concentra- Informationassemblies at Nease (parents welcome), March 10 (1:30 p.m.
tion of study, admits a limited number :Registration materials mailed to homes, March 17
of students, who take several classes Landrum 8th graders get course catalogs, March 18
together for at least three years. 10th graders register at Nease, March 31 & April 1 (time: scheduled)
Students entering the ninth or 10th 9th graders register at Nease, April 3 4 (time: scheduled)
grade can seek a waiver if their desired 8th graders register at Landrum (parents welcome), April 8-10 (time: scheduled)
academy is outside their school atten- TBA: Time & place for parents unable to attend in-school registrations, above
dance zone, although students within
the zone get preference. Those attend- Registration for Ponte VedraHigh (for private school students)
ing school outside their zone are not i
provided transportation. Information meeting at Landrum, April 1, 6:30 p.m.
Applications for academies are due Registration materials due at Nease, April 11
Feb. 29 and can be downloaded by vis-:,:
iting ( ... '..... .

St. Johns' school concurrency begins Aug. 1

- AGREEMENT, from A-
A 2005 statute requires local
governments and school boards
to adopt agreements to work
together to coordinate the
development of new housing
projects along with the new
schools needed to educate the
children who will inhabit those
Local governments across the
state must have these agree-
ments in place by the end of the
year, although the deadline for
some local boards is sooner than
others. St. Johns County and
the School District must have a
system for reviewing a housing
development's impact on area
schools in place by Aug. 1.

A developer must "insure
there are appropriate school
facilities already in place, under
construction, or planned to be
under construction within three
years," said Nicole Cubbedge,
director of growth management
for the School District.
She helped give the presenta-
tion to School Board members
and county commissioners
Wednesday, outlining how
agreements between the two
boards might work.
In addition to signing agree-
ments with county commis-
sioners, the School Board must
also have similar agreements
with the city of St. Augustine

and the Town of Hastings.
Cubbedge said the major deci-
sions on housing developments
will still be made by commis-
sioners, but with input from the
School Board.
"We don't approve the devel-
opment, but we now have part
of that review," she said
St. Johns is one step ahead in
the process of coordinating
development and school plan-
ning efforts because it was one
of six counties that participated
in a pilot program to see how
the new law would. work.
Beginning in 2006, Cubbedge
and other School Board staffers

drafted sample amendments to
capital improvement plans and
made projections of the coun-
ty's population growth through
2030 and how it will affect the
need for public schools.
"I believe that gave us an
edge. We've had more time to
work on it," Cubbedge said.
Agreements between the
School Board and the county
must be reviewed by the state
Department of Community
Affairs (DCA), which can take
up to 60 days.
The documents must then be
submitted to the DCA again for
final approval.

'Picture Lady' leads to foundation, now 25

- ,-NEIGHB0RS, frq
squ "Mt 'i m\& 4
Park four years, Avondale
seven." The couple moved to
PonteVedra Beach in 1980, after
Jim Hoener left the Navy.
When did you move to
Sawgrass Country Club?
At Jim's behest, Marilyn went
looking for a place in Sawgrass.
The first condominium she saw,
"I loved it. Got Jim out at
lunchtime. We signed a contin-
gency contract to sell our house
[in Avondale], sold in two
months, moved out here."
The Hoeners were in their first
Sawgrass home 18 years. Their
children were two of just five
kids there when they moved in.
They're been in Village Walk in
Sawgrass Country Club since
When did you go to work?
"When Devon was in sixth
grade at PV-PV [Ponte Vedra-
Palm Valley School] and Jamie
in 11th at Episcopal [in
Jacksonville]. I had an education
degree. It was time for me to go
to work. If you're around to do
everything, then your kids don't
do anything."
Who did you work for?
"Stockton Realty for about a
year. Then Arvida in 1987." She
was there. 12 years.
When the Hoeners were in
Avondale, Marilyn was in Junior

League. When .they moved, to-
the Beach, "I needed to find a
placement. So I became 'Picture
Lady' at PV-PV."
Did that keep you busy?
"I did every single class [at the
school]. Of course, that's when
there were only two [classes] for
every grade level."
For the Picture Lady program,
volunteers would get replicas of
artworks at what was then the
Jacksonville Art Museum.
Did that lead to the Ponte
Vedra Public Education
"Absolutely it did. I loved
doing the study, then going into
the classroom. You have a piece
of artwork and ask the kids to
tell you what they see. I'd throw
out stories you couldn't know
just by looking at the picture.
You would have to have done
When did the Foundation
The Foundation was begun in
1983 by Michael Hannon, then
vice president.of sales and mar-
keting at Arvida. It was known
as the St. Johns Public
Education Foundation until
1993, when a districtwide foun-
dation the St. Johns County
Education Foundation was
"I was asked to be on the

enrichment conimintee because
of what I was doing in the
schools with 'Picture Lady.'"
Hoener became president of
the foundation in 1993, the year
after the PGA Tour became a
Why was the Tour impor-
"We wouldn't be in existence
today without the Tour. You
have to have a sponsor that will
carry an organization like this."
What has the Tour done?
"The Tour has taken on the
responsibility of this organiza-
tion and done so in spades.
They not only give us $5,000
per year for each of the schools
but, almost more importantly,
they take care of our books."
What do you get out of the
"I get a lot of satisfaction,
especially when I'm going to the
programs and it's a really good
one. We rely heavily on
TheatreWorks to choose pro-
grams that are professional.
That's our No. 1 criteria. It has
to be a program that will bring
something to our kids, whether
it be education, morals or cul-
"The 'kids benefit from being
exposed [to performances].
They learn how to be an audi-

This behig;'yddr 25th yeiarc"
with the Foundation, what
else might, you say about the
"It's been a big part of my life.
I just sort of grew into it, and I
grew up with it. It was actually
as much my career when I was
with Arvida as it is now."
If you know of someone who
might be profiled for
"Neighbors," contact, Ponte
Vedra Leader editor Kathy
Hartman at 249-9033 or


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Panthers upended in semifinals


Tigers pin

the tin star

on Howard
Columbia High School
in Lake City has a sto-
ried football program.
The Tigers have been lug-
ging the leather as far back as
1912 when they beat Duval
High School 14-6.
According to school
records, the Tigers have been
playing football for more
than 90 years. Heading into
the 2007 season, Columbia
held a .638 winning percent-
age in 908 games.
But the vaunted Tigers
have only one state champi-
onship trophy to show for it.
Pressure to win the big one
may have played a role in the
firing of longtime coach
Danny Green last month.
Green led the Tigers to a
state runner-up finish in
1997, but struggled to get his
teams beyond the third play-
off round.
And despite being only five
games shy of becoming the
school's all-time winningest
coach, Green, a Columbia
High graduate, was let go.
Green's firing proved there
are no sacred cows in rural
Columbia County. It also
proved that frustrated Tigers
football fans were ready for a
culture change.
Enter Craig Howard.'
The former Nease High
head coach and spread
offense proponent has gone
here no Tigers have gone
before: to three consecutive
state title game appearances.
Columbia went 0-3 in dis-
trict play the past three sea-
sons against Howard's pass-
oriented Panthers. It also suf-
fered a humiliating 21-0
defeat to Nease in the second
round of last year's playoffs.
That's when fed-up
Columbia fans must have
said, 'Hey, if we can't beat
him, hire him."
Green, had he had the
chance, most likely would
have wrestled the district title
away from Nease next season
and gone deep into the play-
offs with a rising team of
playoff-tested underclassmen.
Now Howard gets that
golden opportunity.
The Tigers listed 18 sopho-
mores on last season's playoff
roster, and 15 juniors.
Nearly 20 lettermen weigh-
ing in at 200 pounds or more
return, led by marquee run-
ning back Tiger Powell (6-1,
205), who rushed for 1,393
yards and 17 touchdowns as
a sophomore.
Columbia also returns
sophomore running back
Dainarquis Williams (5-11,
220) and bruising sophomore
fullback Brach Bessant (6-2,
Howard could scrap the
spread and line up in the
wishbone next season and
win 10 games with that trio.
He could also go to a Darren
McFadden-type deal and let
Powell run wild on direct
snap plays. Green employed
that wrinkle last season, but
it was a case of too little out-
of-the-box thinking too late
to save his job.
Howard's most pressing
need right now is assembling
a coaching staff and finding a
quarterback in the mold of
Tim Tebow or Ted Stachitas.
There is no question that
the material is there at Lake
City for Howard to put
together a state title run in
the next two seasons.
That's why he took the job
and that's why they hired
Like Gary Cooper in "High
Noon" or Clint Eastwood in
"High Plains Drifter," Howard
was hired by tradition-rich,
but state-title-starved
Columbia to take out all the
gunslingers in Class 4A foot- .
ball, plain and simple.
That's why Howard now
wears the tin star on his
chest at Lake City and Green

A not-so-funny thing
happened to the Nease boys
soccer team on its way to a
St. Johns River Athletic
Conference title the
Panthers were upset 1-0 by
Orange Park in the semifi-
nals Tuesday.
The lone goal was a con-
troversial penalty kick
awarded to the Raiders'
Nick Cruz after he was tack-
led near the edge of the box
with about four minutes to
go before halftime. Cruz
converted the kick, blasting
a low shot that eluded
Nease sophomore goalkeep-
er Fernando Duffoo as he
dove to his left.
Orange Park made that
lone tally stand up despite a
steady Panthers offensive
attack in the second half.
The game was full of
momentum shifts. Orange
Park dominated possession
for the first 10 minutes or
so, peppering Duffoo with
six shots and maintaining
pressure on the Nease
The Raiders seemed to
tire, however, and Nease
controlled play over the
next 15 to 20 minutes but
could only produce a cou-
ple of chances on offense -
shots by Max Lang and A.J.
Nelson that didn't find the
Play was even over the
following several minutes,
with back and forth action
and few real scoring threats
until Cruz was awarded the
penalty try after being
brought down on the edge
of the box.
In the second half, the
Panthers produced more
scoring opportunities but
were unable to cash in.
Orange Park seemed con-
tent to nurse the one-goal
.advantage, packing players
in the defensive end while
mounting few scoring
chances of their own.
So instead of preparing
for tonight's SJRAC champi-
onship game, the Panthers
(17-5-2) must look forward
to next Tuesday's opener in
the District 5-4A tourna-
ment against Port Orange
Atlantic at Menendez High.
A win would put Nease into
the district semifinal round,
The district champi-
onship is scheduled for
Friday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at
Menendez. If Nease makes
the final, it will be guaran-
teed a berth is the state
playoffs. A victory would
mean the Panthers get
homefield advantage for at
least the first round of the
Last year, Nease won the
SJRAC tournament en route
to victories in the district
and regional playoffs and
an eventual berth in state's
Class 4A final four in Fort
Lauderdale. There, the
Panthers defeated previous-
ly unbeaten Merritt Island
in the semifinals before top-
ping Fernandina Beach 1-0
to secure the school's first-
ever state championship in
boys soccer.

Photos by ROB DeANGELO

Nease High
Duffoo dives
but can't
come up
with the
save on a
penalty kick
by Orange
Park's Nick
Cruz in
St. Johns
,River ,
The goal
was the lone
score of the
game as the
topped the

forward Max
Lang, right,
battles for
the ball dur-
ing second-
half action

Nease girls bid to make district final

High sen-
ior forward
(in white)
battles for
the ball
Coast dur-
ing action
last month
at Panther
and her
mates are
vying for
District 5-
4A title
this week
at St.

The Nease High girls soccer
team is hoping to rise from the
ashes of disappointment in the
St. Johns River Athletic
Conference tournament to
mount a charge for the state
playoffs in this week's district
The top-seeded Panthers bat-
tled Clay High in last night's
District 5-4A semifinals at St.
Augustine. The other semifinal
featured the host Yellow Jackets
squaring off against second-
seeded Pedro Menendez High.
The district championship
game will be played tonight at
St. Augustine with a scheduled
7 p.m. kickoff.
In last week's SJRAC tourna-
ment, Nease lost 2-1 to host
Fleming Island on penalty
kicks in the semifinal round.
The Panthers had won three
straight SJRAC crowns dating
back to 2005.
Success in the district tour-
nament will mean another
berth in the state playoffs for
coach Dave Silverberg's Nease
squad, which won champi-
onships in 2002, 2005 and

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