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Midweek Edition January 23, 2008



Vol. 45, No. 62


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


Hand sanitizer used in car fire

A man was arrested Saturday after police said
flammable hand sanitizer was used to set ablaze a
car parked near 8th Avenue North.
Police reported that a man was seen pulling
into the beach access parking area and crouching
down in front of a vehicle parked in the area. The
suspect pulled out a lighter, igniting the car's front
left fender, police said. The make and model of
the car set on fire was unknown and the vehicle
erupted into flames, police said.
Jonathan A. Walker, 24, of Jacksonville was
arrested and charged with arson, police said.
Witnesses told police that after the fire started
Walker walked back to his vehicle and backed up
his car approximately 75 to 100 feet, the report

He then exited his car and walked down to the
beach where he and another subject watched as
the car was fully engulfed in flames, police said.
A witness called 911 and kept an eye on the
suspect until police arrived and directed them to
where he was still standing on the beach, the
report said.
Police searched Walker's vehicle and discovered
a lighter and a latex glove with a gel-like sub-
stance on one finger. The substance was identified
as a flammable hand sanitizer.
Walker was' also charged with possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana after 12 grams of
pot was found in his vehicle, a police report

Wendy Norton, in
front, and Eve
Albrecht, behind,
start sketching
before painting a
figure model
Saturday in the
first Open Studio
at the Cultural
Center at Ponte
Vedra Beach.
See story A-8.

Presidential hopeful Rudy
Guiliani speaks Tuesday to
an audience of about 500 at
the Sawgrass Marriott Resort
in Ponte Vedra Beach. Also
on Tuesday, Ann Romney,
wife of Mitt Romney, who
also is seeking the
Republican nomination, met
for a lunch at a private home
in Ponte Vedra Beach. The
candidates are stumping
around Florida in anticipation
of Tuesday's primary.

A marathon is going to dis-
rupt traffic at the Beaches
next month. Plans are being
made now to assess the
See more on A-3

Keeping a post office in
Jacksonville Beach is a good
idea, according to the post-
See more on A-3

No cruise ships wanted in Mayport


weigh in

on plans

No cruise terminal for the historic Mayport Fishing
That was the overwhelming message Mayport resi-
dents and property owners delivered to officials at a
town hall meeting
Thursday. manyS '
More than 100
people many
wearing t-shirts
with anti-cruise
emblems attend-
ed the meeting
called by
Jacksonville City
Councilor Ray
Holt at the Marine
Science Center to address concerns about a proposed
cruise ship tehryinal on Ocean Boulevard.
"We are trying very early on to be extremely proac-
tive and talk to the community before there's even a
deal on the table," said Holt, who has been Mayp9rt's
representative for approximately six months.
JPA ExecutiveDirector' Rick Ferrin, along with other
JPA officials, attended the meeting to give more infor-
mation about the proposal, listen to concerns and
answer questions.
"We're here to dispel rumors and be as truthful and
forthright with you as possible," Ferrin said.
He explained that JPA is in the preliminary process
of conducting a study, which has three main compo-
First, JPA had to assess if there was enough proper-
ty to build the terminal. It also had to determine if it

Jacksonville Port Authority Executive Director Rick Ferrin explains a proposal for a cruise terminal in the
Mayport Fishing Village to more than 100 residents and property owners at a Town Hall meeting Thursday.

would be physically and operationally feasible to put
a terminal in Mayport, and JPA needs a 20 year com-
mitment from a cruise line.
"We needed three stars to align," he said.
But, there is currently not 'a cruise line willing to
sign a 20-year contract, so Ferrin said that the study is
at a "standstill."
"It does not appear we are going to, get a commit-
ment from the cruise lines anytime soon," 'he said.

He also said that JPA has not purchased and has no
current plans to purchase any property in the area.
Many of the residents in attendance said their pri-
mary concerns are whether commercial shrimp boats
were in jeopardy.
"I think that should be ya'lls no.1 priority. That is
the no.1 thing we're in here for. Nothing else," said
See MAYPORT, A-3 >-

HOPE van begins to offer homeless help here

Beginning yesterday, homeless men,
women and children living in the Beaches
were scheduled to begin receiving services
through an outreach program of The
Sulzbacher Center that has financial backing
from the three Beach cities.
This week Sulzbacher Center is expanding
its existing downtown Homeless Outreach
Project Expansion program, or HOPE Team,
and bringing a team to the Beaches to work
with the homeless.
Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry
(BEAM) is providing office space for the out-
reach staff. Commitments to contribute to
the purchase of a $30,000 van to be used for
street outreach have already been received
from Atlantic Beach City Commissioners for
$10,000 and from the Jacksonville Beach City
Council for $15,000. Neptune Beach's City
Council will consider a $5,000 contribution
when it meets later this month.
"This is a win-win situation for everyone,
the homeless people who need assistance, as
well as the residents and businesses of the
Beaches community," said Jacksonville Beach
Mayor Fland Sharp. "I am extremely excited
about this program and want to move for-
ward as fast as possible because I feel the pos-
itive impact will be almost immediate."
Cindy Funkhouser, who is a Sulzbacher
Center board member and executive director
of BEAM, said she was pleased to see the
HOPE van coming to the Beaches.
"The Beaches mayors, police departments
and city councils have all jumped behind
providing funding and support. We know it
- will have a very positive impact not only for
the men, women and children who need
these services, but also for our community at

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How HOPE works:

Experts trained to hone in on _
areas where homeless congregate U
will travel throughout the Beaches .
in a HOPE van to offer services. It's develop g
When the van goes out, approxi-
mately five to six team members a relationship
will be on board, zeroing in on
areas where homeless men,
women and children congregate,
according to Chief Executive AUdrey Moran
Officer of the Sulzbacher Center Chief Executive Officer of the
Audrey Moran. Sulzbacher Center
Beaches Social Service agencies
siuch as B.E.A.M. and Mission
House will also keep the team
informed about people who may
need help and areas where homeless gather, Moran 'said.
"They will drive up to where people are living and get to know
them," she said, explaining that team members find out what, if any,
types of services the homeless might need.
The team will get to know those in need by bringing blankets, water
and bag lunches and interacting with them, according to Moran.
"It's developing a relationship," she said.

large,". Funkhouser said. A three-year,
$200,000 Neighborhood Excellence Initiative
Award from Bank of America is also funding
the program.
The Sulzbacher Center's services include



Classified .............B-4
Fishing ..................B-2
Obituaries ..............A-5

Photo by STAFF
The new HOPE van for the Beaches was scheduled to roll out last
night for the first time to aid homeless individuals at the Beaches.

The van will operate a minimum of five days per week, but the
hours of operation are still being determined, Moran said.
Organizers said the goal is to get the homeless connected with the
services needed to help them get on their feet.

street outreach, daily meals, shelter, case
management support, job placement assis-
tance, substance abuse counseling, medical,
psychiatric, dental and vision care aswell as
scattered-site housing. Every day, the

Opinion ................A-4
Police Beat ..............A-8
Sports ..................B-1
Weather................... B-3

Copyright 2008 by The Beaches Leader, Inc.
Two sections, 16 pages

Sulzbacher Center is home to more than 300
homeless people one-third of whom are
For more information, visit the Web site:



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Free film festival at FCCJ

In an imaginary land that lacks of
water and flesh, two skeleton figures
find a pair of eyes in the sand. Their
selfish minds start a fight over the
eyes, and the fight leads to a bitter
So goes the description of
"Sandstorm," a short, animated
film that is part of an upcoming
festival at Florida Community
College at Jacksonville. There is
no admission charge.
The festival, showing 12 short
films by filmmakers in six
Southeastern states, will be held
at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at the FCCJ
South Campus on Beach
Boulevard and 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the
Kent Campus. The films are
shown within about two hours.
The Southern Arts Federation's
1st Annual Short Circuit Traveling
Film Festival is the first of its kind
to exclusively spotlight short
films created by filmmakers living

and working in the Southeastern
United States.
The films were selected for their
artistic merit by a panel of media
arts professionals. The selections
range from fiction and animation
to experimental and documen-
The filmmakers for the inaugu-
ral festival are from Alabama,
Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana,
North Carolina, and Tennessee.
Among titles in the traveling
film festival are An Abstraction on
the Chronology of Will, the fic-
tional account a young, apathetic
soldier who rediscovers his will to
live after being faced with a firing
squad in the desert, and Bowl
Digger, a documentary of octege-
narians Maxie and Hilton Eades
who create wooden bowls and
dough trays in rural South

photo from INTERNET
This still image is from Tour of Homes, a film showing a different side
of Savannah, GA directed by Penny Brice. The movie will be fea-
tured as part of "Short Circuit Traveling Film Festival" at FCCJ. The
show is free. Information can be found at

This sign is posted in the women's restroom at the Marine Science Center,
Fishing Village.


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 sand-
wiches, and other members are
asked to bring desserts, chips,
paper products, and drinks.
There is no charge.
Innovative Young
Professionals: The Cultural
Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
and World Affairs Council cele-
brate the launch of a new organ-
ization called Young Advocates
for Cultural Awareness (YACA)
at 6 p.m at the Cultural Center.
The event begins with a wine
and cheese reception that is fol-
lowed by a program featuring
Ambassador Nancy Soderberg
that begins at 6:45 p.m.
Soderberg will speak about
"International Cultural
Awareness." To make a reserva-
tion, call 280-0514, ext. 205. For
information, visit
Auditions at Boomtown:
Boomtown Theatre in
Jacksonville is auditioning for
its ongoing Thursday night
series, "Pulp Fiction Theatre."
Auditions will be held at 7
tonight and Jan. 30 at 9th &
Main Espresso Cafe, 1850 N.
Main St.. For information, call

Thursday, Jan. 24
Art of Doing Business:
Fidelity Investments presents
"The Art of Doing Business"
from 6-7 p.m. at the Cultural
Center at Ponte Vedra Beach.
The Art of Doing Busilness is a
series of workshops intended to
benefit visual and performing
artists, arts organizations and
other non-profit cultural
groups. The evening's topic will
be "Creating and Marketing a
Web Presence." Don Keeton,
manager at Websitepros, will
present creative ways to market
one's work. For non-artist mem-
bers, the cost is $25. For infor-
mation, call the Cultural Center
at 280-0614.
Beaches Kiwanis: The
SKiwanis Club of Jacksonville
Beaches meets at noon at Selva
Marina Country Club. Dr. M.
Wehle will talk about the Mayo
Clinic. The cost to non-mem-
bers is $15. For information, call
club president Neil Powell at
343-3571 or visit www.beach-
Student Conference: The
Foundation Academy, at 107
3rd St. S., kicks off 2008 with a
student-led conference today,
followed by a spring concert
and art show March 4 and
Spanish Festival March 20. The
spring musical, "How to
Succeed in Business Without
Really Trying," will be per-
formed May 2-4 and May 9-11.

Garden Club

plants trees

On Saturday, January 19,
in celebration of Florida
Arbor Day, members and
supporters of the Ribault
Garden Club planted mature
Streets on the property of the
Jacksonville Beach club. The
plantings served to replace
beautiful Bay trees recently
-. st :to the ambrosia beetle
which. is devastating this
particular tree in the area.
Earth Works Nursery on
Beach. Boulevard donated
many of the trees planted.
These included oak, holly,
ligustrum, tea olice,
'Japanese yew and the loblol-
ly bay, a native tree. The
weather was perfect for
planting, cool; with the sky
overcast. The evening fol-
lowed with a steady rain.
Supporters of this project
inciiudd Amy Wilson,
S1Ma !rciai ad Bob Houghton,
jKaren, and Jim Millard, Colin
McDonnnel and Mary and
& Larry Silas.

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Accotink Academy By the Sea
in Ponte Vedra Beach has
recently completed construction
of a new building to house a full,
state of the art Elementary
program. The first through fifth
grade building is an expansion of
its current Pre-K through K
programs. Elaine McConnell,
owner and founder of Accotink
says "Our exciting educational
program is based on our
observations of thousands of
children in our 44 years of
experience. We bring to the
educational community a
program of brain based
education that recognizes
through observation and
evaluation which style a child
uses to learn, whether it is visual,
auditory or kinesthetic."
This educational program will
now be expanded into the
elementary grades with a full
brain-based curriculum that will
allow your child the maximum
potential for learning.
Accotink Academy By the Sea
in Ponte Vedra has been a
Beaches choice for parents of Pre
K through Kindergarten for ten
years with waiting list only
annual enrollment.
The addition of a full
elementary program offers
parents and students an
opportunity to benefit from a

unique curriculum, state of the
art classrooms and equipment,
and dedicated staff and teachers.
Darlene Foret, Director of
Admissions for Accotink
encourages parents to contact her
immediately for information
about the school and the
program, Foret says "we have
already begun accepting
applications for the 2008-2009
academic ye0r and are excited to
bring this high quality program
to the Beaqhe, community. We
offer area residents an exciting
choice that will build strong
foundations undR the abilities of
our childr~ia $ty prepare for
their educational futures. Please
call me to schedule a tour of our
new building and information
about our program.',
Accotink will host a Grand
Opening of its new facilties on
Wednesday, January 30th, from
10:30AM-11:30am at 171 Canal
Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach.
The public is invited. Join us and
feel free to call or visit our website
for further information or
directions or to schedule a private


Pd. Adv.




I Jeffrey J. Sneed, P.A.

January 23, 2008

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Information meeting set

to detail impact of Feb.

marathon on area traffic

Officials in the three Beach
cities will coordinate with
organizers of a Feb. 17
marathon to provide informa-
tion to citizens and businesses
along the route.
An informational meeting
will be held at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 30 in
Jacksonville Beach City
Council Chambers, 11 3rd
Street North.
Jacksonville Beach Police
Sgt. Tom Bingham said topics
will include road closures and
traffic delays throughout the
"26.2 with Donna, The
National Marathon to Fight
Breast Cancer" route.
The marathon will begin at
8:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. .17 at
the Mayo Clinic campus on
San Pablo Road in
Television news personality
and two-time breast cancer
survivor Donna Deegan, for-
merly known as Donna

Hicken, is cosponsoring the
national race to raise money
to fight the deadly disease.
Deegan said she plans to
work with area businesses and
residents along the route to
minimize any inconveniences
on race day.
The race begins and finishes
on San Pablo Road in front of
the Mayo Clinic campus. A
portion of San Pablo Road
from Davis Parkway to' J.
Turner Butler Boulevard will
be closed to accommodate the
All traffic heading north
from Ponte Vedra Beach and
Jacksonville Beach traffic will
be diverted north on Hodges
and east on Beach Boulevard.
The San Pablo exit on JTB will
also be closed to all west-
bound traffic.
The marathon route will be
closed to all vehicular, traffic
during the race which will
conclude at 3 p.m.
A kick off party will be held
from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 2 at Sneaker's
Sports Grille at 111 Beach
Boulevard in Jacksonville
with Deegan, trainer Jeff
Galloway and Mayo Clinic
breast cancer specialist Dr.
Edith Perez.
A portion of the proceeds
will be distributed to the
Mayor Clinic for research. The
remaining funds wil go direct-
ly into the Donna Hicken
Foundation to benefit women
with breast cancer in the com-
For, information on 26.2
*with Donna: The National
Marathoni to Fight Breast
Cancer visit www.breast- or go to
ews2006-jax/here 3517.html.
Online registration will be
available through Feb. 14.
To volunteer send an email
t o
Click for the kickoff party
video announcing the
marathon and race route.

Residents petition state

to abandon plans to

move light at 36th Ave. S.

Plans to relocate an existing
traffic light in south
Jacksonville Beach have. resi-
dents and business owners in
the area seeing red.
Pamela Nielsen, who lives
in the Courtney South Beach
subdivision near the project
area 36th Avenue South and
Ponte Vedra Boulevard, said
she is concerned that the
state's plan will limit access to
A1A and will confuse
motorists entering and exist-
ing 36th Avenue South.
Nielsen said the plans also
call for the relocation of a
pedestrian crosswalk that pro-
vides access to the beach.
"We feel the proposed
designswould: pose a aignitBi-i
cant danger ,=-nd, ingonven-l
ience to the residents and
*businesses adjacent to 36th
Avenue South and Ponte
Vedra Boulevard," Nielsen
said in a Jan. 18 letter to the
state's Secretary of
Transportation Stephanie
A petition containing 96
signatures from those living
and working near the inter-
,section will be submitted to
the Florida Department of
Transportation to halt the
Nielsen also plans to for-
ward a copy of the petition to
Governor Charlie Crist,
Senators Mel Martinez and
Bill Nelson, State
Representatives Ander
Crenshaw and Don Davis and
local officials for considera-
Several people expressed.
concerns with the plan at a

public meeting last summer
with members of the FDOT
project team.
The majority in attendance
at the July 12 meeting agreed
that a new signal is needed at
Jacksonville Drive but not at
the expense of the existing
traffic lights at 36th Avenue
South and Ponte Vedra
Assistant district traffic
operations engineer Chris
LeDew said the signal at 36th
Avenue South should be
moved because the intersec-
tions are only 300 feet apart.
Spacing signals this close
together, he said,, creates
"safety and operational prob-
lems" and diminishes the effi-
ciency of the corridor.
"Drivers may mistake a sec-
ond" signal for the first and
vice versa,'" LeDew said. "This
confusion can lead to rear end
and angle crashes."
Many residents complained
that adding a signal at
Jacksonville Drive will cause
traffic to back up on 37th
Avenue South east of Ponte
Vedra Boulevard.
But LeDew said at the time
there is not enough informa-
tion to support an additional
left turn on 37th Avenue
South for westbound drivers
heading south,
"Moving the signal to
Jacksonville Drive will actual-
ly increase the length of the
storage lanes from what they
are today," he said, noting
that the right turn lane at
Ponte Vedra Boulevard is cur-
rently 160 feet and provides
space for about six cars.
Residents were also con-
cerned that vehicles heading
south on A1A would turn

right onto Jacksonville Drive
and accelerate west at high
speeds, making it difficult fo4t
residents of the 54-duplex
style homes in Courtney
South Beach to negotiate a
left turn from the proposed
access road.
To address the concern,
LeDew said transportation
officials measured the condi-
tions at the future intersec-
tion and determined that the
actual sight distance was ade-
"There is enough -distance
for a westbound vehicle to see
a car pulling out of the access
road and adjust their speed to
either stop or slow down to
avoid a collision," LeDew said
"All drivers will need to
drive defensively, just as they
would at any other intersec-
tion in the area."
Jacksonville Beach officials
will monitor traffic cutting
through the Courtney South
Beach loop to the proposed
access road and will take
action if it is deemed neces-
sary, LeDew said.
City officials agreed to post
signs along Ponte Vedra
Boulevard to notify motorists
that there is no beach access
in the area and reduce the
number of drivers looking for
beach parking.
City planners will be asked
to consider the request for a
sidewalk on 37th Avenue
South between 3rd Street and
Ponte Vedra Boulevard
because it is not located with-
in the state highway system,
LeDew said.

A new Lions Club is be is
being formed in Mayport to
support the Greater
Jacksonville Area USO in pro-
viding services to men and
women in uniform.
The first informal, organiza-
tional meeting, is being held at
the Mayport USO Center on
January 22 at 7 p.m. for any-
one interested in becoming
involved in our military com-
munity service.
Meetings will be held at the
Mayport USO Center on the

photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Manicurists from Brittany's Spa Salon, Melanie Jones (ftom left) and Angie Reese, polish the nails
of Jo Mickler (back right) and Doris Drost as partof Volunteer Recognition Day Tuesday at The
Players Community Senior Center. Volunteers received manicures, massages and hair-dos as
thanks for the hard work and long hours they put in.assisting their fellow seniors. Another photo,

Eminent domain not ruled out

- MAYPORT, from A-1
one resident, who received When asked if eminent
applause after he spoke. domain will be used if the
But, Ferrin empohasized that if cruise terminal is built, Ferrin
plans move forward, the corn- replied "at this poirtt in time
munity, and especially we have no idea. I cannot tell
shrimpers, will be involved in you no. I will not tell you yes,
the process, either."
I "Shrimpers will be taken into Ferrin did assure residents
consideration at every junction that the recreational boat ramp
of the plan," he said. in the village will not be shut
"Shrimp boats are important down.
to us because it is one of the He also said that JPA, which
things that makes Mayport recently took over ferry opera-
attractive." --- - -.--tions,-did-not do-so as a "ruse"
Holt added that if the termi- to attain property for a cruise
nal proposal comes to fruition, terminal.
he will "put the full force of his
office in place" to ensure that
shrimpers are taken into
But, he said that at this
point, he cannot assume a
position on where he stands
about the proposal overall.
JPA's potential use of emi- A
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concern for property owners, L4fIU #.
who said they fear that they
will be forced out of their
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to school officials by mid-
February, with the final to be
presented at a community
meeting in March.

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In an interview hours before
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Plans to operate the post
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Keeping full service

post office in Jax

Beach is important

The postmaster in Jacksonville said Tuesday he is
not completely sure where a post office will be located
in Jacksonville Beach after mid-2009, but made it clear
he is sure that having one in the city would be a good
It is that certain optimism that bodes well for the
Beaches' largest city and all of its residents, for whom
the post office is an important center of civic activity.
A post office does more than sell stamps. A full serv-
ice center is vital to the heart of a vibrant community,
especially one such as Jacksonville Beach which is
home to most of the businesses at the Beaches.
We are pleased that the postmaster is staying abreast
of such an important matter and, more importantly,
that he has flatly said "we want a presence there" in
Jacksdnville Beach.
Work is still being done to determine if a preselect-
ed site at a local shopping center will be suitable for a
post office in Jacksonville Beach. Other options are
also possible, the postmaster has said.
So long as those options lead to keeping a post office
in Jacksonville Beach, all will be well served.

Letters to the editor:

Other possibilities to consider

To the editor:
I was disappointed to hear
that the site at 1316 Beach
Blvd. [might] not work for the
PO. As I look around for
diminishing possibilities here
at the beach, I have noticed
that the A-frame building on
Beach Blvd. next to the new
Publix is for sale. Is the space
big enough for building the
retail part of a Post Office? The
former Second Hand Rose
behind it is also for sale and

could possibly be for all of the
trucks that the Post Office
needs to park.
It would be close to the cen-
tral core area- that Jacksonville
Beach is trying to develop and
the seniors at Pablo Towers
could walk to it, (and more
safely when the pedestrian
crossings are put into place.)
Could we make it work?

Janet Larson
Jacksonville Beach

Scare tactics are a frightening ploy

To the editor:
Wow, the verve of some
people to use scare tactics for
people to vote no on the prop-
erty tax amendment. Why is it
that the hard working middle
class have to foot the bill for
everybody!???????? Our prop-
erty taxes that we the HOME
OWNERS pay need to be cut,
or better yet eliminated and
start a fair share across the
board tax for EVERYONE! I

have not had kids in school in
over 20 years but 3/4 of my
property tax goes to the
school board, 'for what? All
the kids learn now is how td
take darn FCATS. It is time for
the middle class to get a
break, stand up and fight for
your hard earned money .and
vote YES!!!!!!!

Linda Mitchell
Neptune Beach

Appreciate what has been built

To the editor:
I'd like to express my deep
regret that Donnalea Goelz is
leaving Cobalt Moon in
Neptune Beach's town center,
and to thank her for all she has
done for this community.
Through that venue she has
given so much to us in time,
energy and money. She has
contributed to causes both
here at the beach and abroad.
She's given back to this com-
munity with' free weekly
Movement For Peace "yoga
classes. She has spawned a
core of spiritual and physical
well-being here in our own
back yard for which most peo-
ple have to go to exotic places
like New Mexico or who knows
And she has done it without

making squares like me feel
put off or out of place by an
accepting, open-minded atti-
tude. She and her husband,
Tom Goelz, have included a
broad spectrum of opportuni-
ties such as square dancing (ok
- contra dancing, you purists)
to LIVE music with a caller,
Dance Trance for the wild set,
hosting ballroom dance nights
in support of FCCJ's dance pro-
gram -- I could go on. I am
grateful that the Cobalt Moon
she has built with this
approach will continue to nur-
ture and entertain and contin-
ue to give without her, but I
deeply regret that her touch
will be lost.

Robin Soergel
Atlantic Beach



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Attaining citizenship was goal

Karla Silvestre became a
United States citizen
December 4, 2007. She
started the application
process in 1995.
At the time she first filed,
Karla was a student at Florida
State. On this December 4
afternoon in Baltimore, she is
a woman with a Biology
degree from FSU, a master's
from the University of
Pennsylvania, and a successful
career. Her husband and two
children are there to proudly
share the moment.
Why did it take so long for a
legal immigrant with excel-
lent language skills and all the
right tools to reach this goal?
With all the attention now on
the other side of the immigra-
tion picture, it's interesting to
me to see how well and
quickly we welcome those
who have arrived legally and
who started by becoming
"LPR's" (legal permanent resi-
Following Karla's story, her
Florida application went to a
regional office in Texas. Upon
college graduation, she moved
to Pennsylvania and notified
the proper ,authority, as
required of resident aliens.
She requested her file be for-
warded to the regional office
for the northeast and expect-
ed that the process was at
work for her.
Preparing to move to
Guatemala as part of her
fiance's graduate field work,
Karla inquired about the sta-
tus of her application and
found it had been lost!
During the two years she
lived in Guatemala, an event
occurred in the United States
that changed the citizenship
application experience dra-
matically. That event was
September 11, 2001. The first


change, Karla discovered,
when she started over upon
her return to Philadelphia,
was the application fee. It
went from $90 to $450. This
change, Karla now reflects,
was not to eliminate candi-
dates but to finance improve-
ments in the system.
Her parents, who had
already become citizens, had
experienced a process that
intimidated and humiliated
the applicants. They had
been talked down to and had
waited in long lines, often
outside in the Miami heat
because no Waiting area was
provided. "I expect to be.
treated with respect. What
my parents, university educat-
ed, experienced discouraged
me from applying for a long
"The process has
improved," Karla says and
9/11 was the catalyst. Even
so, it was not easy for her in
her second attempt for citi-
zenship. Time passed with no
progress. Due to access to an
attorney experienced in citi-
zenship cases, she received
advice that served her well in
2007. Having moved to
accept .a career opportunity

for her husband, she became
proactive in getting her new
address into the system and
making sure her application
was on track.
Citizenship candidates
receive a time and place to be
interviewed and take a test.
Karla came to that interview
well prepared and still had to
run across the street to get a
picture taken,, an unexpected
requirement. "As I walked
down the hall to my inter,
viewer's office, I started to tear
up (I quickly got myself
together since I realized I still
needed to pass the interview).
The feeling was a sudden rush
of emotion around the strug-
gles that my family overcame
as immigrants in this country.
We literally came with the
clothes on our backs and with
hard work and the help of
many people we have
achieved so much. For me it
is important that I continue to
work to advocate for equal
treatment and opportunity for
Hispanics and their children.
We were helped and I have to
help others too."
After months, even years of
waiting, imagine Karla's sur-
prise when her interviewer
said there was a swearing-in
ceremony that very afternoon
and, if she wished, she could
become a citizen that day!
When she called her husband
to say she would be late get-
ting back home, some dis-
tance away, he said: "We're'
Of the ceremony itself, the
thing that stands out in her
mind was this from President
Bush's message to the group of
45: "You are as much citizens
as the descendants of the
Borgstede is sales director for
The Leader..

To the editor:
Four young ladies, students
of Nease High School, reflect
an example of something
right with the world. These
young citizens called Barbara
Paterick, President of the
Ponte Vedra Democratic
Club, to see if they could
help during the early voting

primary. They accepted a
grunt assignment to work at
the St. Johns County
Democratic Party work sta-
tion at the voting site in the
Ponte Vedra Branch Library.
The assignment promised
no glory. No pay was expect-
ed.: They worked in the
weather. It was wet and cold.

to the Port Authority's Cruise
Ship Terminal Proposal.
The Mayport Citizenry
defended their Historic
Legacies, their Special
Historic Fishing Village
uniqueness, their planning
goals established by the
many years of planning serv-
ices with the City of

They started to work at 11
a.m. with the expectation
that they would work until 4
These young citizens
reflect one example of what
is right with the world.

Dennis L. Lane
Ponte Vedra Beach

Crunch time for the Fletcher High School band

To the editor:
You may have seen some of
our fundraising letters in the
mail regarding the Fletcher
High School Band being select-
ed to represent the State of
Florida in the 2008 National
Independence Day Parade. We
are one of only 25 bands from
around the country selected to
participate in this event and
THE ONLY BAND from Florida.
It is crunch time. We have
one month to raise the addi-
tional funds that we need to

Villagers showed
To the editor:
Hats Off to the Mayport
Village Citizens: The Town
Hall,. standing room only,
meeting at the Marine
Center in Mayport Village
last Thursday Night conduct-
ed by Dist. 11 City
Councilman Ray Holt pro-
vided a resounding rejection

make this dream become a
reality for our students. This is
not just another band trip.
This is a once in a lifetime
opportunity for our local
school to represent the beach-
es, Jacksonville and Florida on
a national level. We need to
make this happen! And to do
so, we need your help.
We are asking you to help us
in 3 ways:
Visit our website at
b a n d o r g> and make
your contribution to our
efforts using the PayPal but-
Ask your friends, colleagues
and associates to do the same.
Thank you in advance for
your consideration. Please
contact me if I can provide you
with additional information
about our efforts.

Cindy Bohn
DC Fundraising Chair

Jacksonville and the Mayport
Waterfront Partnership.
Neighboring North East
Florida Communities can
take pride in the Villagers
and the solidarity they dis-

Homer Hull
Atlantic Beach

,"Copyrig hted Material

pay higher taxes on the
already highly inflated
The proposed amendment
is just a start in correcting the
inequities of the past taxation
system. Vote "Yes" on the
proposed property tax amend-

Jeanell Wilson
Jacksonville Beach

More letters to the editor:

Vote 'Yes" on

Tax Amendment

To the editor:
The proposed property tax
amendment that will be on
the January 29 ballot is not a
perfect one but is a beginning
step at spreading the cost of
government to all who enjoy
the benefits. Property owners
have had an inordinate role
in funding the local govern-
ments and schools. In the
past six years, property values
became inflated and the local
governments reaped the bene-
fits with increasingly more
property taxes on non-home-
steaded property. The 3%
homestead cap did not pro-
tect business and investment
properties. The result was that
some property taxes would
double every year, even
though the owner had not
made any improvements and
could not increase the rental
income. This was an exces-
sive burden on those provid-
ing housing for those that
could not afford to buy their
own and on businesses that
provided jobs for the commu-
nity. This amendment would
not stop increased assess-
ments on those properties but
would limit it to 10% per
Like most of us do, the
more money governments
receive, the more they spend.
When a person loses a job or
major source of income; they
have to reduce their expendi-
tures. The local governments
need to do the same.
Somehow, the message from
the people on cutting their
property taxes seems to have
been ignored by some of the
local governments. The con-
cept was to cut property taxes
and subsequently for govern-
ments to reduce their spend-
ing, not to find new and cre-
ative ways to tax constituents
so they could maintain the
same level of spending.
Numerous brochures and
mailers have been distributed
using the "scare" tactic that if
this amendment passes, they
will lose adequate police and
.fire_ protection. In -reality, -
some tax dollars will be lost
with the increased homestead
exemption, but property taxes
can still be increased by 3%
per year for homesteads and
10% per year for other proper-
ties. Most of us would love to
have a 3-10% increase in
income each year! If man-
aged properly, governments
should be able to maintain
the same levels of basic servic-
es and protection for the citi-
zens. They need to look at
cutting the superfluous
spending that does not direct-
ly relate to the role of govern-
ment. This seems to be diffi-
cult for some elected officials,
as they want to remain in
favor with constituents to be
re-elected. For many property
tax paying citizens, they
would be in more favor by
cutting expenditures on
unnecessary items and sup-
porting the proposed amend-
As we face an economic
downturn, the portability
aspect of the amendment
could be beneficial. This
allows a homesteaded proper-
ty owner to take the benefits
of the capped taxes to anoth-
er homesteaded property.
This could spur buyers to
move up to another home or
the elderly to downsize with-
out losing the homestead
benefits. Increased activity in
the real estate marketplace is
certainly needed! Local gov-
ernments argue this would
negatively impact their budg-
et. There would be no reduc-
tion in the current tax
amount because of this. It
simply curbs the large increas-
es for the future.
Another aspect of the
amendment that would bene-
fit businesses is the $25,000
exemption for tangible prop-
erty. This could reduce some
of the burden on those that-
provide jobs and housing for
Keep in mind this amend-
ment does not roll back taxes,
but simply limits the future :
increases. Non-homesteaded
properties will continue to

More letters to the editor:

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solidarity on cruise ship plan

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Coburn, 81,
d i e d
January 16,
2008. He
S was born in
Garrett, Ky.
and was a
resident of
the Beaches.
He was a member of First
Christian Church of the
Beaches, a veteran of World
War II, serving in the U.S.
Army; and a member of the
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Eileen; his parents,
Felix and Lula; and his broth-
er, Btid. He is survived by his
sons, Gary (Angela), Keith
(Leila) and Gordon (Heather);

Barbara Marie DeRose of
Ponte Vedra Beach died peace-
fully January 20, 2008 after a
brief but valiant struggle with
multiple myeloma.
She loved family, cherished
friends and was grateful for
sports and travel as a balance
to life. She was loved by many
and will be remembered for
her warmth and wonderful
sense of humor, the family
She is survived by her.hus-.
band of 53 years, James
DeRose; her five children,
Paul DeRose (Agnes), Jim
DeRose (Helen), Maddi
Groton (Cal), Leslie
Welhoelter (Mike) and Kris
Felice; her sister, Madeline
Weigold; her brother, Gerard

his daughters, Kathy (Eric)
and Joy (Greg); two sisters,
Marie Mullins and Marsella
Bradley; eight grandchildren;
and many other family mem-
bers and friends.
Visitation with the family
will be from 6-8 p.m. January
25 at First Christian Church of
the Beaches, 2125 Oceanfront.
A casual service of celebration
of his life will be conducted at
1 p.m. January 26 at First
Christian Church of the
Beaches, with Rev. Mahlon
Dixon officiating. Internment
will follow at H. Warren Smith
Cemetery with honors.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to First Christian
Church of the Beaches.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.

Glavin; and her 13 grandchil-
dren, Stephen, Mark and Julie
DeRose; Teddy, Betsy, Kate
and Abby Groton; Chris,
Megan and Lindsay
Welhoelter; and Jack, Drew
and Caroline Felice. 0
A Memorial Mass will be
celebrated at 11 a.m. January
25 at Our Lady Star of the Sea
Catholic Church in Ponte
Vedra Beach. In lieu of flow-
ers, donations .may be sent in
her name to Community
Hospice Foundation, 4266
Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville,
FL 32257.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family
Funeral Home, Jacksonville

Barbara Cosby died January
20, 2008. She was born
February 6, 1929 in Baton
Rouge, La.
She attended Louisiana State
University. She loved the game
of bridge and played it her
entire life. She was of the
Presbyterian faith.
She is survived by her hus-
band of 60 years, O.B. Cosby;
sons, Stephen B. Cosby (Alice)
and Stanley E. Cosby; daugh-

Carl Thomas Fiscella, 91, of
Atlantic Beach died January
17, 2008. He was born
December 4, 1916 in Lodi, N.J.
He was the beloved son, hus-
band, father, grandfather,
brother and friend of many,
the family said.
He was a distinguished grad-
uate of Garfield (N.J.) High
School and attended the
College of William & Mary on
a science scholarship. He
worked for 30 years at Union-
Camp Paper Corp. as a chemi-
cal sales engineer.
As a young man, he played
trumpet professionally in New
York ,City with the big bands
of the '40s/'50s. He was former
Commodore of the Palatka
(Fla.) Yacht Club. He was pre-
ceded in death by his father
and mother, Joseph and Mary
(Roselli) Fiscella, Lee (Simon)
Fiscella and brother Joseph.
He is survived by his wife of
25 years, Molly; brothers,
Thomas (Dolly) of Pittsfield,
Mass., Anthony (Amelia) of
Henderson, Nev., Albert
(Faith) of Wayne, N.J. and
Richard of Lake Havasu, Nev.;
sisters, Carmela (Richard)

ter, Sandra Cosby Davis of
Jacksonville Beach; four grand-
children and five great-grand-
A private family service will
be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
the American Lung
Arrangements by Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home, 4115
Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville.

Skrabanja and Josephine
Giresi, both of Naples, Fla.;
children, David Carl (Judy) of
Beverly Hills, Mich., Karen
(Joseph) Hughes of Durango,
Colo., Rufus (Cristina)
Pennington of Ponte Vedra
Beach, Mark (Cynthia)
Pennington of Jacksonville
Beach and Mary Molly
Pennington of Running
Springs, Calif.; grandchildren,
Thomas of Pasadena, Calif.,
James of Portland,. Ore.,
Nathan Pennington of
Jacksonville Beach, Matthew
Pennington of Los Angeles,
Calif., Lee Pennington of New
York, N.Y. and Ashley
Pennington of Atlantic Beach;
and many other loving family
A Memorial Service was held
January 21 in Beach United
Methodist Church, with the
Rev. Jeff Bennett and Rev.
Orrin Hall officiating. In lieu
of flowers, contributions made
in his name to the American
Cancer Society are appreciat-
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
.Home, Jacksonville Beach.

Crosson Jr.
of Atlantic
Beach died
January 19,

Pa., he was
raised in
Jenkintown, Pa., the son of
Margaret and Harry Crosson
A graduate of Warton School
and the University of
Pennsylvania, he was a veteran
of the World War II Pacific
Theater. He retired as Director
of Industrial Relations with
Otis Elevator, a division of
United Tech Corp., and as a
Colonel in the U.S. Air Force

Catherine P. Gillick, 87, died
January 17, 2008. She was born
September 13, 1920 in
Carbondale, Pa.
She was a member of St.
Paul's Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by
her husband of 60 years,
Joseph. After his retirement
from the space industry at
Cape Canaveral, they enjoyed
traveling, especially to visit
family in Ireland.
She is survived by her son,.
Thomas J. Gillick (Barbara) of
Stephens City, Va.; her daugh-
ters, Anne Marie 'Davidov
(Michael) of Scottsdale, Ariz.,
Kathleen Hart (John) of
Englewood, Colo. and Patricia
Goff (Gary) of Jacksonville; 16
grandchildren and 10 great-

He lived and raised his fami-
ly in Summit, N.J. for 25 years.
He retired in 1980 to Hilton.
Head, S.C. and moved to
Atlantic Beach in 1990.
He was preceded in death by
daughter Ginny.
He is survived by his wife of
64 years, Virginia; daughter,
Connie Morse (Dan); son,
Harry III; grandchildren, Amy
Faircloth (Jason) and Jake
Morse; great-granddaughter,
Sofie Faircloth; brother,
William; and sisters, Margaret
and Nancy.
Memorial contributions may
be made to the Fleet Landing
Endowment Fund, One Fleet
Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach,
FL 32233.
Arrangements entrusted to
Hardage-Giddens Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.

Visitation was held January
20 in Quinn-Shalz Family
Funeral Home. A Mass of
Christian Burial was held
January 21 in St. Paul's
Catholic Church, Jacksonville
Beach, with the Rev. William
Kelly as Celebrant. Interment
was in Florida National
Cemetery January 22.
The family wishes to express
their sincere appreciation for
the exceptional care provided
by the Earl B. Hadlow Center
Hospice staff. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida, 4266
Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville,
FL 32257.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.

Mary C. Marshall, 55, of
Jacksonville died January 16,
2008. She worked for the FBI
from 1970 to 1988.
From 1988 to 2000 she
worked for Senator Hatch and
Senator Stevens on the
Defense Appropriations
Committee. She oversaw the
Defense Department's budgets,
recently being an executive
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assistant for the North Florida
She is survived by her hus-
band, Daniel B. Gross.
A family gathering will be
held from 4-6 p.m. January 27
in Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.
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Wilma Jean Whitlock
of Jacksonville died Dece
9, 2007. She was bo:
Pittsburgh, Pa., where
attended Allderdice
She received her Nu
Degree in 1949 and
employed by Presbyt
Hospital of Pittsburgh, P

k, 78, married Mark Whitlock
ember August 4, 1950.
rn in She moved to Florida,.
e she where she spent most of her
High nursing career employed by
Hollywood Memorial Hospital
nursing of Hollywood, Fla. until her
was retirement March 4, 1988. She
terian was a faithful member of the
a. She Lighthouse Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son,
Gary Whitlock; daughter,
Pamela Piscitelli; sister,
Mildred Starz; grandchildren,
Craig, Brian and Sean; and
great-granddaughter, Brooke.
Her parents, Caroline and
Frank Wassman, her husband
of 51 years, Mark Whitlock,
and granddaughter, Sarah

Whitlock, predeceased her.
A Memorial Service will be
held at 11 a.m. January 26 in
the Chapel of Quinn-Shalz,
with the Rev. Michael
Romandetta officiating.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family
Funeral Home, Jacksonville

Sheriff investigating

multiple PV burglaries

St. Johns
deputies are
burglaries to
two Ponte
Vedra area
businesses and
the attempted
burglary of a
third Ponte
Vedra busi-
ness, all with-
in about 30
minutes late
The Sheriff s.Office supplied a photo
of a suspect in one of the burglaries -
at the Gate Trading Post in the
2000 block of South Ponte Vedra
Boulevard, where two cases of
light beer were stolen. According
to a deputy's report, a video taken
during the 28-second burglary
shows what appear to be two
white juvenile males entering the
store after breaking a window,
apparently using a steel plate
used to cover gasoline ports.They
left the store through the same
window carrying the beer.
Deputies responded at 11:45
p.m. to an alarm at the business.

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responded to an alarm in the 1100
block of State Road A1A North, where
the back door to a business was shat-
tered and had a small hole, according
to a report, which said entry was
apparently not gained.
However, the back door of the busi-
ness next door was shattered enough
for entry, the report said. The owner,
who was called to the scene by
deputies, said cabinets in the business
were opened but nothing was missing.
Anyone with information on the
burglaries or the photograph are asked
to call the Sheriffs Office at 824-8304
or on the crime tip hotline at 824-

Aggravated battery was reported Jan.
11 in the 1200 block of Plantation Oaks
* *
Grand theft was reported Jan. 16 in
the 300 block of 1st Street North. Three
wooden doors valued at $300 each
were stolen from a construction site.
There were no signs of forced entry.
Police later determined that a subcon-
tractor took the doors to have them
* *
Grand theft of a motor vehicle was
reported Jan. 16 in the 1100 block of
Beach Boulevard. A 1998 tan Chevrolet
Lumina valued at $5,000 was stolen
from the east side of a restaurant. The
owner told police that he was prepar-
ing to leave work at 9:45 p.m. and
placed his keys in the ignition. He went
back inside for 15 minutes, leaving the
car unlocked and unattended. When

he returned the vehicle was missing.

Criminal mischief was reported Jan.
17 in the 400 block of 2nd Street S. The
victim told police that the front door of
his apartment was kicked in at 1:26
a.m. by a man he had argued with ear-
lier. He said the suspect kicked the door
in because he refused to answer it.
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reported Jan. Florida
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Auto burglary was reported Jan. 17 in
the 1900 block of Beach Boulevard.
Two purses, keys and several credit
cards were stolen from the vehicle. An
unknown suspect smashed the front
passenger window to gain access. The
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On Saturday, Feb. 9, Cap's
on the Water restattrant will
host a fundraising dinner
cruise on its Ginn Sundancer
117-foot luxury yacht on the
Intracoastal Waterway to
benefit the Marine Cpl.
Joshua C. Watkins Memorial
Scholarship Fund.
The fund was established
by Jacksonville native Amy
Vazquez, whose 25-year-old
son was killed by enemy fire
in Iraq on Oct. 21, 2006.
Cpl. Watkins was a 1999
Nease High School graduate.
Funding assists military
personnel returning from
active duty in enrolling at the
University of North Florida,
where Watkins had attended
for three years, and where he
intended to return after his
second tour of duty.
The event is limited to the
first 100 guests, and begins
with cocktails and hors
d'hoeuvres at 5:30 p.m. Food
will be provided by Cap's on
the Water, live music, and
live and silent auctions will
follow as the yacht travels up
the Intracoastal Waterway.
The event concludes with a
post-event reception back at
the dock at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $100 per person
and can be purchased by call-
ing Vazquez at 742-4552.
Chegksamay be n ga,de payable
to Operation. Homefront, ..a,
non-profit military home-
front organization that assists
the familie s of military per-
sonnel lost in performance of
their duty.
"I am indebted to Cap's on
the Water, Operation
Homefront, the PGA TOUR
and the outpouring of sup-
port this event has received
from the entire community,"
said Vazquez.
"Receiving a college educa-
tion was very important to
Joshua, and I feel very privi-
leged to have the opportunity
to carry on his dream and
honor his memory through
the Marine Corporal Joshua
C. Watkins Memorial

Tonya Davis helps 9ne of her sixth grade students on the computer. Davis has been at Fletcher Middle for the past seven years.

Davis teaches gifted 6th graders

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A lifetime love for reading
and learning is what Tonya
Davis hopes to instill in her
sixth grade students at
Fletcher Middle School.
Davis is in her eighth year
teaching gifted language arts
and world history at
Fletcher Middle. She is cur-
rently applying for National
Board Certification, the top
honor a teacher can receive.
For her accomplishments
she was honored as Fletcher
Middle teacher of the year.
"I try to build a rapport
with the students because I
feel like if you build that
rapport and they trust you
and they believe in what
you're doing then the sky is
the limit," Davis said.
"Tonya Davis is a consum-
mate professional who loves
teaching. and learning," said
Fletcher Middle Principal
Laurie Flynn.
"She reaches out to all
children through creative
lessons designed to incorpo-.
rate diverse learning styles.
Ms. Davis has a giving spirit
that is evident in all her
interactions. We are
extremely proud to have her
represent Fletcher Middle
Davis knew she wanted to
be a teacher from the time
she was in second grade in
North Dakota.
In her classroom at
Fletcher Middle she keeps

Tonya Davis is a mother of
two. Her husband is a Navy
rescue swimmer.

the book that inspired her
love of reading, "The
Runaway Flying Horse."
Her second grade teacher,
Joanne Gudmunson, gave
her the book before Davis
and her family relocated
from North Dakota to Fort
Walton Beach.
"She instilled that love of
reading that I have today,"
Davis recalls. "She always
made us feel special. I knew
I wanted to be a teacher ever
Davis graduated with a
bachelor's degree in educa-
tion from the University of
South Alabama in 1993. Her
husband, Billy Davis, is a
rescue swimmer in the U.S.
Navy and brought the fami-
ly to Jacksonville in 1996.
They live in the West
Beaches area where Davis'
daughter, Kortni, 17, attends
Florida Community College
of Jacksonville, and Heather,

9, attends Chets Creek
Davis taught at an ele-
mentary school on the
Northside of Jacksonville for
four years before moving to
Fletcher Middle in 2000.
"Sixth grade is a big tran-
sition year and I think my
elementary background
helps with that transition,"
Davis said. "We do a lot to
h&le.them get organized and
aust fTo changing classes."
Davis is currently working
on her portfolio for National
Board Certification. Florida
ranks first in the nation in
the number of national
board certified teachers with
nearly 1,675, according to
the National Board for
Professional Teaching
Standards (NBPTS).
Certification is earned
through the NBPTS, a pri-
vate, nonprofit group that
evaluates teachers' best prac-
tices and determines
whether they meet national
standards [].
"I've learned a lot about
myself as a teacher during
this process because it
makes you take a look at
what you are doing and ask
yourself if you doing what's
best for the kids. Having to
reflect on the video tape
really makes you take a look
at yourself as a teacher."
Davis must list up to eight
accomplishments and write
about the significant impact
on student learning and
reflect on a video of her
teaching as part of her port-
Her list of accomplish-
ments include contributing
to writing a diagnostic test
based on the FCAT to assess
students strengths and
weaknesses, and writing
materials to help teach a
reading strategies class that
is now used throughout

Fletcher Middle.
"We give the diagnostic
test to students at the begin-
ning of the year to see what
their strengths and weak-
nesses are so we can give
prescriptive lessons based
upon their needs," Davis
"The Yeading strategies
started out for language arts
but now it's used all over
I the school." .. ..
Sixth graders irnfDavis'
language arts class began the
school year with a nonfic-
tion unit in which they
studied people and biogra-
phies such as Helen Keller
and Ruby Bridges.
They learned to write
powerful public service
announcements and wrote
their own autobiographies.
They moved on to a fiction
unit in which they read his-.
torical fiction, such as, "The
Well," and studied charac-
terization with a character
of their choice.
Now they are involved
with an independent study
on children's literature in
which they are reading 30
books of their choice,
researching two authors and
writing their own children's
In world history students
are learning map skills and
moving chronologically
through history from
ancient Egypt, India, China,
Greece and Rome.
Davis said they performed
their own research and came
up with everything from
what fashion was like and
creating costumes to making
recipes that would have
been used at the time.
"I think learning should
be fun," Davis said.
"I think the students give
you their best when you
make it interesting and

Benefit dinner

cruise set for

Cpl. Watkins

college fund

photo submitted
Marine Cpl. Joshua Watkins
was a 1999 Nease High
School graduate.
Endowed Scholarship Fund."
Cap's on the Water manag-
er Sam Spearl, who was
Watkins' best friend, suggest-
ed the restaurant as the site
of the fundraiser, and Cap's
on the Water owner Bernard
de Raad offered to cater the
Additional sponsors are
also being sought to help
underwrite thke; ;operational
costs of the fund raiser.
Cap's on the Water is at
4325 Myrtle Street in St.
Operation Homefront pro-
vides emergency assistance
and morale to our troops, to
the families they leave
behind, and to wounded war-
riors when they return home.
A nonprofit 501(c)3 found-
ed after Sept. 11, Operation
Homefront leads more than
4,000 volunteers in 31 chap-
ters nationwide.
Since its inception,
Operation Homefront has
provided critical assistance to
more than 45,000 military
families. Visit www.opera-


Fletcher High students Preston Masters and Julia Fallon were
selected to perform in the Florida All-State choruses in Tampa
last weekend as a part of the annual Florida. Music Educators
Association Conference.

Cook-A-Book programs held at PV library

On Monday, Jan. 14,
the Ponte Vedra
Branch Library began
the first in a series of chil-
dren's programs called Cook-
Ben Robinson, a children's
library assistant, developed
the series, which will be
held after school on selected
Mondays though April.
In addition to story time,
Cook-A-Book will offer
school-aged children the
opportunity to help prepare
and enjoy a variety of differ-
ent foods.
The books read during
Cook-A-Book will relate to
the recipe or food that is

featured, said Robinson.
Some of the books that
have been selected for the
series are "First Tomato" by
Rosemary Wells, "Dog Food"
and "Fast Food" by Saxton
Freyman and Joost Elffers,
"Lunch" by Denise Fleming,
"Pizza" by J. Pienkowski,
and "Fed Up" by Rex Barron.
Cook-A-Book's menu will
include salads, pizza,
smoothies, and other kid-
friendly foods. Area busi-

nesses and restaurants are
involved with the series,
Robinson said.
More than 30 children
and their parents attended
this month's inaugural pro-
Jim Mabry, owner of
Tropical Smoothie in Ponte
Vedra, made 'fruit smoothies
with the help of several chil-
dren in the audience.
"Kids like to learn to make
simple and fun recipes," said
Brad Powell, a children's
librarian and the assistant
branch, manager at the
Ponte Vedra library.
"They really enjoy the
books and adding food to
the programs should make it
fun for them and for the

parents," he said
The next Cook-A-Book
program will be 4 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 28. Caesar
Salad will be featured.
Representatives of
Mediterranean Restaurant
will be on hand.
Other upcoming Cook-A-
Book programs dates are Jan.
28, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March
March 31, April 13 and
April 28.
All programs begin at 4
For more information or
to sign up to attend Cook-A-
Book, call the Ponte Vedra
Branch Library at 273-0495.

photo submitted
Children's library assistant Ben Robinson begins the Jan. 14
Cook-A-Book program by reading to children and parents.

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From left, Paula Puopolo, Dave Main, Cindy Funkhouser, and
Kate Cordell with a check for $3,520, which was raised for
BEAM at a Jan. 1 fundraiser at Ocean Yoga.

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These bus. days are a trial to our best efforts at fitness and beauty.
Soie proessional assistance might be in order. The Leader is offer-
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ffer toi, gt you started. Watch this feature each Wednesday and
enjoy the ideas we~ have to share.
Foods that make you beautiful!
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Blythe Elizabeth Wallgren
and Edward Rowe Laney were
married Nov. 9, 2007, in
Vienna, Va.
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A.
Wallgren of Vienna, Va. She is
a graduate of McLean High
School and George
Washington University. She is
employed by National

Alliance on Mental Illness.
The groom is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Donald F. White of
Neptune Beach. He is a gradu-
ate of Fletcher High School
and Georgetown University.
He. is employed by the
Department of Justice.
The couple reside in Fairfax,

Jackie and Nathan Laney


Jacquelyn Nicole Steinmetz
of Jacksonville and Nathan
Benjamin Laney of Neptune
Beach were married July 6,
2007, at Mandarin Community
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Steinmetz
of Jacksonville. She is a gradu-
ate of Mandarin High School
and the University of Central

Florida. She is employed as a
teacher at Loretto Road
Elementary School.
The groom is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Donald F. White of
Neptune Beach. He is a gradu-
ate of Fletcher High and the
University of Central Florida.
He is employed as a teacher
at The DePaul School. The cou-
ple reside in Jacksonville.

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The Neptune Beach Senior
Activity Center will be closed
to senior events and classes
January 29 due to the fact the
Center is a voting precinct for
the Primary'Elections. -.
Tax Assistance,
The Neptune Beach Senior
Activity Center, in coopera-
tion with AARP Tax-Aide,
offers free tax filing help to
those 60 and older, with mid-
dle- and low-income adults
receiving special attention.
Assistance is available from
12-4 p.m. every Friday from
Feb. 1 through April 11. Each
tax filer must provide current
tax forms, copies of all W-2
forms, 1099 forms and other
proof of income; last year's
tax return, receipts, cancelled
checks and other pertinent
informatipn; Social Security,
cards for every person listed
on the tax return; and a valid
photo I.D. Appointments are
available butare not required.
Tax service without appoint-
ment is offered on a first-
come, first-served basis. All
returns will be E-Filed. The
Neptune Beach Senior
Activity Center is at 2004
Forest Avenue. Call 270-1688
for information.
COA Film Festival,
Films are offered at the
Coastal Community Center,
180 Marine St., St. Augustine.
All movies are shown on wide
screen, with captioning cour-
tesy of the St. Johns Cultural
*Feb. 7, afternoon mati-
nee, "Hairspray," 1-3:30 p.m.
$5 per person includes snacks
and beverages.
eFeb. 21, dinner and a;
movie, "Blood Diamond,"
4:30-7:30 p.m. $10 per person
includes dinner and bever-
*March 6, afternoon mati-
nee, "Amazing Grace," 1-3:30
p.m. $5 per person includes
snacks and beverages.
*March 20, dinner and a
movie, "Bourne Ultimatum,"
4:30-7:30 p.m. $10 per person
includes dinner and bever-
Call 904-209-3700 for
Monday Movie Matinees
Every Monday, the Neptune
Beach Senior Activity Center
serves popcorn, candy and a
soda for $2 to go along with
Monday Movie Matinee
Madness. Call 270-1688 for
Playwriting Festival for 50
and Older
A playwriting festival for
residents 50 and older is com-
ing up, with Feb. 11 being the
deadline for submission. The

festival is part of a statewide
grant-based project through
the Hiippodrome Theatre in
Gainesville. Three winning
plays will be presented in
staged readings during the
Florida' -S'enior Playwrite'
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For information and submis-
sion guidelines, contact Pam
Melfi at 209-3646 or
Cruisin' with Seniors
The Neptune Beach Senior
Activity Center has extended
the deadline for signing up
for its 2008 Cruise. This year,
the center's cruise club sails
from the Port of Canaveral on
Carnival Cruise's "Glory."
The trip'begins April 26 and
returns May 3. A.:short stop in
Nassau is followed by a trip to
the Virgin Islands. The dead-
line to get on board is Feb. 11.
Call 270-1688 for informa-
Telling Stories to Seniors
The Beaches League of
Storytellers bring its tales
and talents to the Neptune
Beach Senior Activity Center
at 2 p.m. Feb. 14 for the
annual Valentines Day Tea &
Tales. Home Helpers are spon-
soring the event with short-
bread, Valentine candies and
assorted sundries.
Reservations are not required
but are appreciated. Call the
Center at 270-1688 for
Tickets to the Broadway
production "Spamalot" are
still available at the Neptune
Beach Senior Activity Center.
A group from the center is
scheduled to attend the Feb.
20 production. A pre-theater
party, charter transportation
and first orchestra seats are
the fare of the evening. Call
the center at 270-1688 for
information -or reservations.

Gena and Randy Beaver of
Ponte Vedra Beach will cele-
brate their 25th wedding
anniversary on Jan. 23 with a
family luncheon.

Michael McCann of
Jacksonville Beach was named
to the Dean's List for the 2007
fall semester at Charleston.
Southern University.
A 2004 graduate of Fletcher
High School, McCann graduat-
ed Dec. 15, 2007, from
Charleston Southern with a
bachelor's degree in business.
He is the son of Michael
McCann of Jacksonville Beach
and Lyn Lichty of Jacksonville
Caleb Bradford Randall of
Neptune Beach graduated Dec.
15, 2007, from Flagler College
with a bachelor's degree in arts.
Virginia M. Boney of Ponte
Vedra Beach was named to the
Dean's List for the 2007 fall
term at Furman University. She

The couple were married on
Jan. 23, 1982, in Hammond
Sport, N.Y.,
They have six children and
two grandchildren.

is the daughter of Dr. Virginia
Boney of Ponte Vedra Beach.
Jessica L. Wilkinson of
Jacksonville Beach was named
to the Dean's List for the 2007
fall semester at Bucknell (Pa.)
She is the daughter of Albert
and Lynn Wilkinson of
Jacksonville Beach., She is a
2005 graduate of Stanton
College Prep.


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The arts community has spo-
ken, and the Cultural Center at
Ponte Vedra Beach has listened.
In response to requests from
artists, the Cultural Center
opened its doors Saturday for
"Open Studio," when center
members and others can gather
to sketch, paint, mingle with oth-
ers or work individually on art
The weekly sessions, 10 a.m. to
1 p.m. Saturdays, are free for
artist members and $10 for oth-
Three of the four artists who
attended the opening session
worked in a room with a nude
female model, a feature that will
be part of Open Studio if enough
artists take part.
"If we get enough people, then
they'll be here every week," said
Eve Albrecht of Ponte Vedra
Beach, who is helping to coordi-
nate artists' models for the pro-
"We hope to keep Open Studio
going indefinitely," Jessica Ryals,
program and gallery manager,
said Monday.
The other artist who attended
Saturday worked on his own proj-
ect in the center's main art room,
separated by a room divider from
the women doing" figure work.
Albrecht said the artists can
request a specific model, male or
female, and e-mails sent
advising artists which model is to
be at the next Open Studio.
Albrecht. said Open Studio
offers a good opportunity for
artists in the Ponte Vedra area.
"The only other places you can
do this are in St. Augustine
Monday nights or at FCCJ on
Sundays," she said.
"This is really the only central
place at the Beaches that does the
Open Studio and the 'Open
Studio with model. So it's really
important we try to get this up
and running . so people don't
have to go in other directions."
Albrecht said many of ,the
artists requesting Open Studio are
members of the Jacksonville
Watercolor Society.
"They were looking for a place
they could go to, hang out
together and paint, which is
what Open Studio is about," she
There are no instructors at
Open Studio, although artists can
help each other.

Wendy Norton (front) and Eve Albrecht start sketching before painting
a figure model Saturday in the first Open Studio at the Cultural Center
at P6nte Vedra Beach. Members of the center are admitted free, and
others pay $10 for the studio time on Saturdays.

"That's the great thing," said
Albrecht. "When I was studying
in Hamburg [Germany], they did
a similar thing, where everybody
showed up on certain days,
looked at everybody else's work
and asked, 'How did you do
"It's helpful to see what other
people are doing because it gives
us inspiration and advice,
because there's a lot of really
well-seasonec, artists in Florida.
So for people like me, it's greati"
Wendy Norton of Ponte Vedra
Beach, another artist member of

the center, was at Saturday's
Open Studio. Norton, who'
moved to Ponte Vedra from
south Florida in February, said
she is enjoying the area.
"I love it. I feel it's more of an
artsy community. There's a lot of
arts stuff going on. Now that my
kids are in school, I'm really try,
ing to pursue this as a full-time
career instead of going back to
the office as a designer," said
"I feel if you can draw the fig-
ure well, you can paint anything.
So that's why I'm here."

Giving back to those

who volunteer


Fran Davey, a volunteer at The Players Community
Senior Center in Ponte Vedra Beach, has her hair done
Tuesday by Brittany Molina, co-owner with her sister,
Esther Martinez, of Brittany's Spa Salon of
Jacksonville. The occasion is Volunteer Recognition
Day at the center on Landrum Lane. Molina and mem-
bers of her staff were on hand for a two-hour thank-you
session for the volunteers that included hair-dos, mas-
sages and manicures. They also listened to Keith
Moore sing easy-listening tunes.

Anna Membrino of Ponte Vedra Beach stands next to her entry in the members'
juried show at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach during a reception Friday.
Membrino, a senior at UNF, specializes in large, colorful portraits from photos.

Susan D. Ober of Riverside stands by her winning artwork Friday during a reception
for the second juried members show at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach.
The first show, held in December, attracted so many entries about 300 that
organizers decided to have a second show. Ober's charcoal work is the juror's
choice among entries for the second show.


- POLICE, from A-5

items were on the floorboard.

Identity theft was reported
Jan. 17 in the 2300 block of
Costa Verde Boulevard. The
victim told police that he was
notified that his mortgage
was in default. He said he
never signed a contract for
the $74,500 mortgage on two
properties in Jacksonville.
* *
Felony criminal mischief
was reported Jan. 17 in the
1500 block of Penman Road.
An unknown suspect vandal-
ized a building, dumpster
cover and a 2000 Dodge van
with spray paint. The damage
totaled $1,200.

A 19-year-old man was
arrested Saturday morning
and charged with misde-
meanor possession of mari-
juana under. 20 grams after
officers discovered underage
juveniles drinking alcoholic
beverages outside his house
on the 2500 block of South
Ponte Vedra Boulevard,
according to a police report.
The deputies found marijua-

na upon* searching the resi-
dence, the report said.
* *
The window to a vehicle in
the 700 block of. Driftwood
Circle was smashed after
being hit by an object
Saturday night, according to a
police report.

A video camera, cash, and
other items totalling more
than $660 were stolen
between Saturday night and
Sunday morning from a vehi-
cle in the first block of South
Roscoe Boulevard.

Diana Chambers Surrett,
49, was arrested for burglary
on Jan. 18 in the 2200 block
of Florida Boulevard, accord-
ing to a police report.

David L. Jeup, 54, was
arrested for possession of
cocaine and a misdemeanor
charge of possession of drug
paraphernalia on Jan. 18 in
the 1900 block of Third
Street, according to a police
* *

Burglary was reported on
Jan. 17 in the 200 block of
Driftwood Road, according to
a police report. A window in
the victim's vehicle was
smashed and a GPS unit and
laptop computer were stolen,
according to the report.

Burglary was reported on
Jan. 16 in the 1200 block of
Atlantic Boulevard, according
to a police report.
* *
Lee Fynesse Graves, 18, was
arrested for dealing in stolen
property on Jan. 16 in the 700
block of Seagate Avenue,
according to a police report.
The incident occurred in the
800 block of Neptune Lane,
according to the report.

Steven Wynn Collins, 37,
was arrested for possession of
cocaine on Jan.. 16 in the
1400 block of Mayport Road,
according to a police report.
* *
Burglary was reported on
Jan. 15 in the 1900 block of
Beach Avenue, according to a
police report. The suspect
entered an unlocked vehicle
and took a stereo, according

to the report.

Burglary to a conveyance
was reported on Jan. 17 in the
1400 block of Ocean
Boulevard, according to a
police report.
* *
Grand theft of a motor
vehicle was reported on Jan.
15 in the 13700 block of
Atlantic Boulevard, according
to a police report.
* *
Burglary to a residence was
reported on Jan. 15 in the
1300 block of Rose Street,
according to a police report.

Chester Herbert Duve, '49,
was arrested for possession of
cocaine and a misdemeanor
charge of possession of 20
grams or less of cannabis' on
Jan. 11 in the 30 block of
Sailfish Drive, according to a
police report.
0 *
Fraudulent use of a credit
card was reported on Jan, 11
in the 1000 block of Atlantic
Boulevard, according to a
police report.
* *
Michael Lee Haigh, 24, was
arrested for grand theft of a

firearm on Jan. 17 in the 20
block of Sailfish Drive,
according to a police report.
* *
Grand theft of an automo-
bile was reported on Jan. 17
in the 20 block of Donner
Road, according to a police
* *
Fraudulent use of personal
identity information was
reported on Jan. 17 in the 700
block of Main Street, accord-
ing to a police report.
* *
Paula Anna Holler, 41, was
arrested for a fourth or subse-
quent offense of driving
under the influence and a
misdemeanor charge of pos-
session of drug paraphernalia
on Jan, 16 in the 10 block of
4th Street, according to a
police report.
* *
Burglary was reported on
Jan. 15 in the 1900 block of
Beach Avenue, according to a
police report.
* *
Burglary to a residence was
reported on Jan. 14 in the 70
block of W. 10th Street,
according to a police report.
* *

Armed robbery was report-
ed on Jan. 19 in the 90 block
of W. 11th Street, according
to a police report. The sus-
pect held a semi-automatic
handgun to a cab driver's
throat and stole money,
according to the report.

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Senators top West Nassau to end skid

Fletcher boys basketball

faces tough week before

conference tournament


Coming off fo
tive district losses
Fletcher High b(
team has been l
turning point.
An easy 60-42
West Nassau Hig
Thursday night
:may have been
the break the
*Senators were
looking for.
"We're strug-
gling a little bit
right now,"
head coach
Corey Jackson
said. "We just
have to try to
get back into
:Senators have
'been in a
slump since
returning to
the court
going 0-4 in
district play
since the
Fletcher had
no trouble
holding off
the Warriors
for the sec-
ond time this
season, jump-
ing out front
early and.
the lead
throughout the
The Senators
an 18-7 first pei
and took West I
the half with a:
A 9-0 run to s
ond half allowe
build a comfort
which West Nas
challenge for th
of the game.
Laquille Lawr
Fletcher with 18
win. Darious Ca
Antwoin Coner
10 points for th
Chris Whetston
for injured Robi
who is out with
scored seven for
The absence 0
hurt the Senato
games, according
because of his r
Thorpe average


iur consecu-
es, the
oys basketball
ooking for a
win over
gh last

rebounds a game for Fletcher.
"We're trying to get some-
body else to step up," Jackson
said. "Thorpe gets about 16
rebounds a game, so that
"We've got other guys try-
ing to play other spots they
normally don't. Chris
Whetstone is trying to fill
that one spot

and doing a
good job at it.
Our defense
still needs help.
A couple of our
shooters are
starting to
come back
around. We
just have to
keep playing."
Jackson said
he hopes
_Thorpe will
return to the
We're struggling a little line-up for
'the Gateway
bit right now. We just Conference
have to try to get back tournament
or at the dis-
into it. Our defense still tricts.
needs help. A couple of GRoberTrac
S, ". Gerena, Tracy
our shooters are starting cason, Trevor
to come back 'around. Adeeb and
We just have to keep Hickson all
also added
points for
Fletcher in
the West
S::Nassau game.
Corey Jakon Mitchell was
Senators COqchi : the lone
Warrior to
score double
digits, netting
game. 10 points in the loss. Jacob
opened with Mitchell added eight for West
riod advantage Nassau and Garrett Hammett
Nassau into and Kent Thomas each scored
34-23 lead,- .. fye inthel gme -
tart the sec- Fletcher has its hands full
d Fletcher to again this week,' facing state-
able lead ranked Forrest High at home
ssau would not Tuesday and traveling ito04
.e remainder Bishop Kenny on Friday for
the final game of the regular
ence led season.
8 points in the The Gateway Conference
ampbell and tournament starts Jan. 28.
ly,each added As for Forrest, Jackson
.e Senators. knows the team presents a
.e, filling in formidable challenge, but will
ert Thorpe, just as quickly note that
1 back spasms, Fletcher beat the Rebels over
r Fletcher. the holidays.
of Thorpe has "We'll find out where we
rs in recent stand," Jackson said in assess-
ig to Jackson, ing his team.'
ebounding "We played them in the
Christmas tournament and
ges nearly 16 won, so we'll find out."

Fletcher High's Chris Whetstone (left) eyes the basket before attempting a layup against West Nassau last Thursday night.

Fletcher boys soccer seeks district title

Fletcher High head coach Mike Levine, left, makes his point to a referee during the Gateway
Conference boys soccer championship gameJan. 11. Levine leads the Senators into this week's
District 1-6A tournament with a state playoff berth at stake.


Being number one has its
For the Fletcher High boys
soccer team, earning the top
seed in the District 1-6A tour-
nament this week means a
first-round bye and a much
easier route to a coveted state
playoff berth.
The Senators (17-1-2) will.
take to the pitch today at 5:30
p.m. at Mandarin, site of the
district event, against the win-
ner of Tuesday night's
Gainesville Buchholz-
Sandalwood showdown.
"We have two goals going
into districts," Senators head
coach Mike Levine said after
his team won the Gateway
Conference championship Jan.
11. "The major goal is making
the state playoffs. And that
comes first. We've got to make
it past the semifinal game and
into the final and then we get
"The second goal is to win
the district championship."
Simply reaching Friday's
District 1-6A final will guaran-
tee Fletcher a postseason berth.
Winning the title will mean
the Senators get homefield
advantage for at least the first
round of the state playoffs.
Fletcher is coming off an
impressive 3-0 victory over
Wolfson in the Gateway
Conference championship

played Jan. 11 at Patton Park.
Goals by sophomores Nick
November and Tony Kattreh,
as well as junior Aaron Levine
secured the victory.
It was the Senators second
consecutive Gateway title and
the team is looking to make
the state playoffs for a second
straight year.
Scoring,goals probably won't
be a problem for Fletcher at
districts. Players have found
the back of the net 83 times
this season, while the Senators'
defense, anchored by goal-
keeper Taylor Wyman, has sur-
rendered just 14 goals.
Wyman has recorded eight
shutouts this season and has
made 110 saves in 18 games.
Through Jan. 22, Kattreh
was the team leader in points
with 44 (16 goals, 12 assists).
Senior Cabe Nolan leads -
Fletcher in goals with 17, and
has amassed 41 total points.
Sean Tracy is the Senators'
assists leader with 13, to go
along with 10 goals for a total
of 33 points.
November is fourth in scor-
ing with 24 points (nine goals,
six assists) and senior co-cap-
tain Donald Grzena is fifth
with six goals and four assists.
Though scoring has been
prolific and balanced (all but
two players on the 20-man
roster have at least one point
this season), Levine said he is
more pleased with the quality
of shots his players are taking

Senior co-captain Cabe Nolan
leads Fletcher with 17 goals in
18 games this season.
rather than the total number.
"We're not just shooting for
the sake of shooting," he said.
"We're making the extra pass
to get a quality look at'goal."
Through 18 games Fletcher
players have launched 257
shots on goal, with 83 of them
finding the mark, for a scoring
percentage of .323.
Conversely, Senators' oppo-
nents have booted 139 shots at
Wyman and backup Dominic
Smith (six saves), finding the
net 14 times or a scoring per-
centage of .101.
"I like the way we're play-
ing," Nolan said. "It's unselfish
[and] gets everybody involved."


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January 23, 2008


A bit of Jacksonville flavor in Super Bowl XLII

T e Jacksonville Jaguars
won't make it to the
Super Bowl in two weeks,
unless by television, but
they'll be represented at least
by their past. And the city of
Jacksonville will be represent-
ed by a player who formerly
starred in high school here.
Maybe that isn't enough for
most Jaguars fans, but at least
it's not like being ignored.
Jabar Gaffney, the former
Raines High star and one of
the family that has sent sons REX EDMOND
to football here for years, not
only plays for the New PRESS BO
England Patriots, but was a
vital part of their 21-12 victo- Tom Coughlin, who
ry'Sunday over the San Diego haven in New York
Chargers in the AFC places after being s
Championship game. Gaffney ly discharged here, fir
caught a 12-yard touchdown reached his long-soug
pass from Tom Brady in what goal as a head coach.
:proved to be a crucial score. Chris Hanson, the fin
The Pats needed all the help who many remember
they could get to down a the chopping block ai
Chargers team that just incident in the Jaguar
wouldn't give up. room, was lucky enou
By the same token, it took catch on with New Er
the New York Giants a few after a brief stay with
ticks of overtime to finally get Orleans Saints.
rid of the Green Bay Packers For that kind of bre
in the NFC Championship must be living right. I
game played in Antarctica Hanson isn't distance
,er, Lambeau Field, 23-20. It the way he used to be
was a game that made us punter is still reliable
wonder what both teams that's valuable. And H
might have been capable of in will hold on Patriots'
decent weather. goal tries as well as ex
Question: Is is necessary to points that is
put a championship game in often an impor-
weather polar bears and pen- tant job, too.
guns would skip? Green Bay It took a field
is a great football town with goal for the
fans second to none, but can't Giants to win in
they build an indoor facility overtime.
for games that mean so Lawrence Tynes
much? Who wants to see was the hero -
exhibitions in torture? after being the
Players were lucky if some- goat when he
thing they have didn't fall off missed on tries of
with the freeze. 43 and 36 yards.
In spite of the elements, Tynes connected
both games Sunday lived up on a 47-yarder to
@ to their advanced billing and send New York to
the winners earned their trips the big game.
to Super Bowl XLII. After one
After playing at Green Bay, fourth-quarter
the Giants deserve the best miss, Tynes was
treatment they can get in the apparently chas-
Arizona desert where presum- tised by Coughlin
ably players will finally thaw as the kicker
out. returned to the
Photos by ROB DeANGELO The Jaguars didn't make it sideline fol-
and head coach Tom Coughlin (right) will lead the New York of course, but two of their dis- lowing the cus-
ist the New England Patriots on Feb. 3 in Glendale, Arizona tinguished alumni did. tomary chin strap

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snap, the international sym-
bol of frustration by kickers
when they miss.
"Father Tom," as some of
the media here nicknamed
Coughlin in reference to a
previous stint at Boston
College, has never shied from
letting his players know what
he thinks or expects of them.
New Yorkers say he has mel-
lowed. They must mean in
the offseason.
But like Coughlin or not,
fans and players have to
admit he has made winners of
the Giants this season. It's
been he patterns himself after
Bill Parcells, a coach Coughlin
has long admired. Whomever,
ol' Tom has finally put his
name up there with the big-
He didn't seem to be rushed
by players congratulating him
Sunday night, though.
Brett Favre's future remains
unknown, but he might not
want to go out without one
last super season. That means
at least another year.
The Patriots have now beat-
en the best this season in
search of their NFL-record
19th victory. All of a sudden
the Jaguars' loss to them does-
n't seem so bad.
And if the Giants can upend,
New England, history will be
thwarted and Coughlin's
career will be complete.

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A week of cold wind and
rain took a toll on even
the tough guys last week.
Just before the big low pressure
system came through, Capt.
Chris Rooney and John
Goodling on the "Driftin' and
Dreamin'" fished the T.W. bot-
tom and caught their limit of
snapper, a cobia and 35 sea
The reports include: Several
good catches of whiting from
the Jacksonville Beach Pier, the
sheepshead bit briefly one
morning at the jetties and a
timely bite of speckled trout at
the Sherman Creek Bridge got
everybody's attention for sever-
al hours last week.
The pier fishing remains
spotty but there were several
impressive catches of whiting
reported. Walter Harris had 24
whiting in his cooler. Keith
Payton left the Jax Beach Pier
with 30 whiting last Thursday
and Steve Gale caught 15 whit-
Butch Garvin, David King
and Lowell Breeding used live
shrimp under corks from the
Sherman Creek Bridge to catch
dozens of speckled trout.
Larry "Fishman" Finch
caught seven sheepshead last
Tuesday before heading south
to find the whiting and pom-


pano. At Ft. Pierce, in the 73
degree surf, he caught 20 whit-
ing and several pompano.
On the way back Larry
stopped in Daytona to fish the
surf and caught 53 whiting.
Bobbie McMillian and Bruce
Boyer had their coolers nearly
full of sheesphead weighing up
to five pounds. All were caught
on fiddlers..
Rough weather kept the
party boats tied up last week.
On a trip before the blow last
Sunday aboard the "King
Neptune," "Battery," Ken
caught a 20-pound grouper.
Buck Gergley had stringers full
of sea bass and beeliners.
Others caught snapper up to
eight pounds and dozens of sea
bass and beeliners.
Good Fishin'.

Photo submitted
Capt. Chris Rooney, John Goodling, Ray Fontineau and Bill
Gilcrest fished the TW and beyond to the Katie bar to limit out
with eight red snapper and a 20-pound cobia. Inshore, they
topped off the fish box with 35 green head sea bass.


Jacksonville Beach Babe
Ruth Baseball will conduct reg-
istration for the spring season
on Jan. 26 and 27 at Seabreeze
Elementary School.
On Saturday, registration
will take place from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m., on Sunday from
10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Belly Dance Fitness
A fitness class will be offered
at Hollie's Dancin' Dream,
13595 Atlantic Blvd. beginning
Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 6:45
p.m. Courses are low-impact
and geared for all ages and lev-
els of fitness. Cost is $10 per
For more information phone
Stephanie at 285-7969.

Fitness Camps
Registration is now open for
Beach Girls Fitness, an outdoor
fitness program for women of
all fitness levels.
The fitness camp involves a
total body workout designed
to help women lose weight,.
gain energy and boost self-
Camps take place Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays at
5:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. for
one hour each and are for
women only. There is a new
co-ed class on Tuesdays and
Thursdays beginning at 7 a.m.
For more information phone
Pushpa Duncklee at 403-9568.
or visit

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 avail-
able. 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 compan-
ion race day events, visit or
phone 731-1900.

Ponte Vedra Predators
lacrosse is seeking some dads
and volunteers to step up to
the plate to help with coach-
ing. No prior experience is
Those interested in helping
out must become certified in
order to do so. Contact Scott
Cleary at scleary@harrelland- for more informa-
Also, visit PVAAcoachtrain- User ID: PVAA,
Password: Coach for additional
Team moms and other vari-
ous volunteers will be needed
throughout the season.

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
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 fans from
at least nine countries and 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

Northeast Florida Girls
Softball will conduct in-person
registration for girls ages 4 to
16 at Wingate Park in
Jacksonville Beach on Jan. 26
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Interested players may also

register online at or
phone 247-6347 for more
A free players clinic will take
place Jan. 26 at Wingate Park.

ABOVE: Matthew
Zolner and his day
Ali caught these
drum recently with
guide Fred
LEFT: Dr. Don
Smith and George
Jarnutowski pulled
two 33-pound
wahoo off the
ledge recently on
the Woods-
man/Tail Chaser
with Capt. Richard

7:30 11 A.M.
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11-9 p.m. Fri & Sat 11-11 p.m.

1222 3RD Street South, (at 13th Ave. S.) Jacksonville Beach

Patton Park 2850 Hodges Blvd, Jacksonville FL 32224

(904) 223-3606

Registration is OPEN for RETURNING and NEW players.
for spring soccer 2008 (season starts in early March).
We offer programs for 4-19 year old players at all levels of
play recreational, academies, premiere, 3v3, skills,
developmental excellent programs, fields and staff.
Registration ends January 31, 2008 so register NOW!

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Garage Sales

NC MOUNTAIN homesites from $59,900.
Minutes to Asheville, NC. Enjoy sweeping
mountain vistas, a mile of riverfront, walk-
ing/ fitness trails, and more. Amenities in-
clude gated entrance, lodge & riverside
BBQ. Excellent financing available. Call
for more info or to schedule tour.
(877)890-5253 x3484. www.seeriverhigh- Offer void where prohibited
by law.
All Areas- Commercial, Residential or In-
dustrial. Cash paid now for your dis-
tressed derelict or unlivable house, prop-
erty or land. Call (904)422-7733 or 386-
LOG CABIN & 1 acre lake access with
free boat slips only $69,900. Own the
dream! New 2128 log cabin package at
spectacular 160,000 acre recreational
lake! Paved road, u/g utilities, excellent fi-
nancing. Call now (800)704-3154 x1712.
on 2 private acres, near very wide trout
stream in Galax area and new River State
Park. $139,500 owner. (866)789-8535.

ALL REAL Estate advertised herein is
subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act,
which makes it illegal to advertise any
preference, limitation, or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or national ori-
gin, or the intention to make any such
preference, Imitation or discrimination.
The.Leader Group will not knowingly ac-
, 'cept'-ahy advertisingg 'for '-real' estate
Swhich-is in violation of the law. All per-
sons are hereby informed that all dwell-
ings advertised are available on an
equal opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may have been
discriminated against in connection with
the sale, rental or financing of housing,
call the United. States Department of
Housing and Urban Development -HUD-
1(800)669-9777, or for the hearing im-
paired 1(800)927-9275.
SELLING? HOMES over $500,000.00 list
for 3.5%. Sea State Realty Corp.

75x400, $759,000. New dock and bulk-
head. 881-8590.
erties on pristine 34,000 acre Norris Lake.
Over 800 miles of shoreline. Call Lakeside
Realty today! (888)291-5253 or visit
COASTAL GA 1/2 acre+ $89,900. Incredi-
ble community, water & marsh views, year
round temperate weather. Near Golden
Isles. Enjoy boating, fishing, walking, fami-
ly/ retirement living. Great financing. Call
(888)513-9958. Visit www.peninsula-gold-
FSBO (2) buildable lots centrally located,
South Jax Beach, 50'x115' each. $185K.
each or both, $365K. $25K below apprais-
al. (904)221-9198, (912)266-0912.
MAYPORT- LARGE mobile home lot, city
water; 966 Pioneer Dr., $59,000,
LOG CABIN only $69,900. Lake access
with free boat slips. Own the dream] New
2128sf. of log cabin package at spectacu-
lar 160,000 acre recreational lake! Paved
road, u/g utilities; excellent financing. Call
now (800)704-3154 x1712.
.ATLANTIC BCH beautiful marsh front lot.
150x125, dock access, very private. Must
see. $295,000. 626-5161.

w/ wood floors. New kitchen w/ granite,
stainless steel appliances. Both bath-
rooms newly renovated with Travertine
stone & bowl sinks. Asking $479,000. Will
consider lease purchase. 15 Tallwood Rd.
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.
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.
GREENVILLE, SC Own a beautiful, new
3BR/2BA home for only 5% down & owner
will finance. Monthly pmts from $695. Call
lake, 1850sf., W/D, $240,000, 699-2245.

JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, pool, fireplace,
2 car garage, new appliances, $295,000.
No reactors please. (904)249-1890.
View our Open House schedule at
Phyllis Staines, Realtor
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate
FSBO, RARE Beaches Marshfront, Gor-
geous views, 5BR/3.5BA, walk/ bike to
beach, Priced to sell. $879,900. Call
Bch. 3/2, 1000sf. ea.., fenced backyards
and recently renovated. Great for close
families, parents,-siblings, or in-laws. One
or both for sale. 1142 and 1144 Hibiscus
Street. $165,000 and $174,000. 923-2097
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
SEASONS AT Kensiigton, 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.
WATER FRONT Marsh Landing
4BR/3BA, pool, all upgrades, corner lot,
wood floors, new roof, 2 fireplaces, 2 fami-
ly rooms, 1 story, 193 Linkside Circle
(904)655-1993., $885,000.
PONTE VEDRA, TPC Sawgrass, Bermu-
da Court, 2BR/2BA. $60K renovation:
granite counter tops, new cabinets, Re-
duced $239,900, 655-5990.
JAX BEACH complete remodeled, 1700sf
3BR/2BA, 2 car garage, large corner lot,
energy efficient house. 241-7838..
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.
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!
WATERFRONT, 1 acre, Holiday Harbor
(off San Pablo Rd.); 5 minutes to beach;
3000sf, 4/3, huge pool, floating dock, 100'
bulkhead, $845,000, (904)509-9071, Tim.
ISLE OF Palms, 1500sf, 3/2, total renova-
tion, $205,000. Will help with closing
costs. (904)509-9071, Tim.
COUNTRY LIVING, 5 miles from the
beach. Lovely, small, renovated home on
private, rustic property. Best of both
worlds. $139K., (904)565-9919.
PONTE VEDRA, 4/1, quarter acre, pri-
vate, $290,000. 294-5498.

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.
At the Beach
3BR/2BA with W/D & garage. $260,000.
TOWN CENTER, only 3/2 condo in Espla-
nade avaqilable. $298,000. (904)897-
THE Pointe at Ponte Vedra, 3/2, on the
water and golf course. FSBO. Financing
available. (904)285-5896, (904)251-5389.
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-

Call McGuire Mortgage 246-9915.
REFINANCE NOW! For daily rates, call.
1-877-643-8341 ext. 201.

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

103 16th Ave. So., Jax Beach, 2BR/1BA,
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.
4 BLOCKS to ocean, 220 4th St. S.
$500/mo. 904-891-0606.
SOUTH JAX Beach, 2BR/2.5BA,.fenced
back yard, tile downstairs, $1150/mo.,
homer w/indoor laundry area. Only
$835/mo. Small pets considered.
STUDIO UNIT, $650/mo., cable, electric,
internet all included. View of ICW. 543-
Spacious, 1500sf. Built 2003, New carpet
& tile. CH&A, W/D. Easy bike to beach, 95
Dudley St., $950/mo. (904)610-2743.
shed. No pets. $850/mo. 781-7774.
JAX BCH, 2BR/ 1BA, CH/A. Just two
blocks from ocean at 215 7th Ave. N.
Avail now, $950/mo. 866-2645.
PONTE VEDRA, 2BR/2BA condo, E of
A1A! $845/mo.' All South Realty,
neighborhood, available Feb 1, $635/mo.
includes some utilities. Credit check/refer-
ences required. No pets. 241-2857.
2BR, upper duplex. Island kitchen/ dining,
WDHU. No pets/ smokers. $700/mo. 307-

JAX BEACH, clean 2BR/1BA, CH&A, ceil-
ing fans, dishwasher; upper level w/deck.
EXCLUSIVE ATL. BCH POOL HOME. No pets. $775/mo. $650 security deposit.
4BR/3BA builders custom hbme. 2985sf, Immediate occupacy. References & credit
formal office, dining room & master suite, check required w/ $25 application fee. 614
beautiful landscaping & pool, Ig scr. lanai. 4th St. No., 254-7644.
2.5 car gar. Listen to the ocean and walk G OEN-
to the beach from this quiet cul-de-sac GREAT OCEANVIEW
home in newer neighborhood. Will consid- 1BR balcony, ceramic tile floors, WDHU,
er lease purchase. $699,000. 4% co-op. walk-in closet, assigned parking, $875/mo.
514-1090. ($900 w/washer+dryer). Ocean View,
...... ",.' : ;"..- ;. ;', ,'vd'a;n ,-(T f. 0,0xi I)7th Ave-,,,i-N:. ,'993-2555.
SooeachesApartmeots.oonrt.:, 1,.
Open House, Sun. 11-2pm, 1861 Beach- ATLANTIC BCH 2/2, privacy fence,
side Cf. 1883sf, 3BR/ 2BA, frplc., nice, screened in porch, CH&A, utility room, 18"
quiet cul-de-sac. Short walk to beach, next porcelain tile, new carpet, 1325 Mayport
to Beach Ave. Reduced to $525,000. 651- Landing Circle. $750/mo. 1-888-259-0783.
9081 or 249-2268. .IAY R.H

JAX BEACH, 2/2, 1600sf, rent for $1400,
efficiency 1/1 on back rent $750, 1 block
to ocean $550,000. 315-6558.

NEAR MAYO, 3/2, 1800sf, $258,000
OBO, Independent Brokers & Associates,
Inc., 247-4333 or 710-3111.
appointment only. Fenced yard, hot tub,
storage building. All for $360,000.
(904)866-8720 or (904)686-4960.
SELLER PAYS all closing costs, off Gir-
vin, 4/2, 1900sf, remodeled, $233,500.
Independent Brokers & Assoc., Inc.
247-4333, 710-3111.
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.

OCEAN FRONT 1BR/1BA, fully furnished,
weekly rentals permitted, beautiful view,
ocean front pool, $235,000, great rental
history, 241-0267.
PONTE VEDRA 2BR condo, ground floor,
water view. $199,000. 728-9059.
GRAND CAY, PV, Lovely 3BR/2BA, plan-
tation shutters, fireplace, stainless steel.
appliances, screened porch overlooking
park +oversized garage. $239,000.
(904)616-5274, (904)280-5170.
beach, Will co-op. $175,000. Call
$20,000 under appraisal.
At the Beach
2BR/2BA with W/D & garage. $185,000.
Silent Auction Open House, Saturday &
Sunday 1-4pm. Ocean 14, Jax Bch, huge
2/2, 1400sf, new designer touches, up-
graded, painted, prepped for move-in.
Owner Sacrificel Submit all closed bids
within 48hrs. (321)693-2784.
FSBO JAX Beach, luxury, 2/2, 1357sf.
Fee paid through June. $339,900. 241-
4544 or 993-3882.
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.
Completely renovated 1/1 on lake w/gran-
ite, tile, SS, new carpet, paint. $148,500
includes 1 year prepaid dues, $1500 in
closing costs, $500 gift card to Rooms to
Go. Partially furnished. Maryanne,
OPEN HOUSE, SatJ Sun., 1pm-4pm.
4BR/3.5BA, 13846 Atlantic Blvd. #712.
$639,000. 904-859-5754.

CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730.
NEPTUNE BCH, 233 Magnolia, 2/1, car-
pet/ tile, garage, $1000/mo. TDO Manage-
ment. 246-1125.
2BR/2BA condo w/club pool, just steps to
beach! $1100/mo. All South Realty,
JAX BEACH 1 & 2 BR apts. on/ near
ocean, no pets, $725/mo & up. 246-3130.
ceramic tile floors, CH&A, laundry room,
patio, fenced yard, 1 yr. lease, no pets,
$900/mo. discounted rent, 993-1114,
ESPLANADE AT Town Center, 1/1, up-
per, garage parking, $950/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.
UPSTAIRS, 2BR/1BA, large LR/DR, nice
kitchen, W/D, dishwasher, 1 block to
beach. $1100/mo. (904)247-3187,.
TOWNHOME, ATL. Bch, 3/2.5, $900/mo.
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.
NEPTUNE BCH small 1 bedroom Apt.,
close to ocean, completely furnished, all
utilities included. $795/mo. Call 247-7910.

ATL BCH, Sylvan Dr., 2/2, lower unit/ du-
plex approx. 1200sf., carpet/ tile.
$1100/mo. TDO Mgmnt. (904)246-1125.
ATLANTIC BEACH off Mayport Rd. 2BR/
1.5BA, CH/A, $750-$800/mo. 294-5622.
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.
TWO BR in Mayport area. Newly remod-
eled. All appliances incl. 904-334-5421.
OCEANFRONT- 2BR/2BA condo in S.
Jax Bch! Pool, clubhouse & more!
$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.
OCEANFRONT 3/2 condo, Jax Bch, new-
ly renovated w/ pool, $1800/mo. (904)246-
ATLANTIC BEACH, newly renovated,
2BR/1.5BA TH, w/direct beach access,
$1750/mo, (904)234-5565.
WALK TO beach, 208-214 10th Ave. No.,
2BR, $675/mo laundry room in building.
Credit check. No pets. 514-8530.
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.
NORTH JAX Beach, IBR $615/mo., 2BR
$715/mo. 1 block to Ocean. Pool. No
pets. (904)249-5368.
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.
914 3RD Ave. S., Jax Bch. 2BR/1BA,
$840/mo. plus dep. 220-5797.
1 BR w/separee study, balcony facing
ocean, wood floors, washer/ dryer.
$950/mo. 2224 Ocean Drive South
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2BR/1BA, completely
renovated. $1100/mo, garage w/ washer &
dryer, small fenced backyard, 2 blks to
ocean, 247-8516.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA, walk to beach,
$950/mo. Owner/ Realtor (904)465-3053.
FULLY FURNISHED apts. 1BR $950/mo.
incl. util. 2BR from $1500/mo. (904)318-
ATL BCH, Courtyards, 2/2, ceramic tile,
WDHU, $825/mo. TDO Management.

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.
1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave. South,
2BR/1BA. $725/mo., 1BR/1BA $600/mo.,
VERY NICE 3BR 2BA house, Ig gar., new-
ly renovated. Convenient to Wonderwood
Expwy. 3217 Hampsted Ct. $1100/mo.
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
BRAND NEW Townhome 3/2.5, 1 car gar.
11563 Summer Tree Rd., off St. Johns
Bluff. $1200/mo. 860-1690,
2BR TOWNHOUSE, 5:blocks from ocean.
$785/mo. Call John (904)813-9723.
JARDIN DE MER- 3BR/2BA condo in Jax
Bchl Garage, washer/ dryer included!
$1100/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
1511 4TH St. N.- 2BR/1BA apartment. In-
cludes washer/ dryer $800/mo.
posit. No Pets. 742-6940.
home, fenced backyard, bonus room, tile
floor downstairs. 1255 Mayport Landing
Dr. $750/mo. +$700/dep. 280-2728 Iv
.:ATLANTIC e,-pafTment a.v9a-
ble,_. 2BRP1 BA, cGleani ,n w,,2 .blooks1 to
beach. $1300/mo. 347-3523. I
1BR, REMODELED, 1/2 block to ocean.
Safe, fenced, small complex. Pets OK.
$600/mo. 334-9435.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2 lower units. Walk to
ocean. Nice. 2BR apartment. WDHU,
large shady deck. $950/mo. & $1250/mo.
No smokers/ pets. 307-2841,.

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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. -
1/2 BLOCK ocean, 2 or 3BR/1BA apart-
ment. $1200/mo. 249-3970.
NEPTUNE BCH 2BR/1BA, deck, garage,
includes water, $1250/mo, no dogs,
463-0222, 465-2653
large loft, pool. No pets. $895/mo. +dep.
853-6005, 982-4932.
2 blocks to ocean! WDHU. $895/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141.
ATL BCH, Lovely 3/2 on beautiful corner
-e, f of t'es -eOt 8 .,
-' VwrPoo',- ie ong rcapetcr

JAX BEACH, 2.5 blocks to ocean, large
2BR/1BA, CH&A, W/D, deck. $1195/mo.,
655-5367, 803-3099.

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PONTE VEDRA/ Palm Valley, beautiful,
large, private, 3BR/2BA, 2 car garage ,w/
many amenities. $1300/mo. 860-1690.
618 9TH Ave. N. 3BR/1BA, CH&A,
fenced yard, $925/mo. 891-0606.
SAWGRASS CC. Willow Pond. 2BR/2BA.
2 car garage. Fireplace. Furnished. Utilit-
ies included. 7 month minimum. Call
fireplace, located 2 blocks from ocean
w/beach access, pool/ pool house, fenced
yard, Avail. immed.. $2750/mo. (furnished/
unfurnished) Includes lawn & pool service.
4 BLOCKS from beach, 2BR/2BA, sun-
room, big kitchen, WDHU, W/D option,
shaded fenced yard-ExceHllent-eondition.
;$-C114 rpo-, yeapreferr .VM ets_*Jax

BEACH CHARMER, 3/2 plus bonus room.
CH/A, WDHU, garage, sprinkler syst., tile,
new carpet. Pet ok with deposit.
$1350/mo. 838-8725.

JAX BEACH, 1103 5th Ave. S. 2BR/1BA,
CH&A, WDHU, $875/mo. +deposit, 220- OCEANWALK- 5PLIT ranch, 3BR/2BA,
5797. walk to beach, 2328 Oceanforest Dr. W.
-k ,, - ,, _, 01=on lake. $2100/mo. (904)334-6602.

ATLNTC EAH,132 ai S..MOBILE HO1MESb. $55 to $57, on pri-
ATLRNTI BEACdule, $700mo. 891n 0606 vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
2BR15A dple, $00/o.,89-066 dogs, 333-5579.

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.
2BR/2BA, MAYPORT Landing Town-
home, end unit. $725/mo. +$700/dep.
280,2728 Iv. msg.

NEPTUNE BEACH, 126 Bay St. 2nd floor,
2BR, vaulted ceilings, beautiful inside, off-
street parking. $1295/mo. 612-8868.

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

ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/ 2.5BA town- 2 BLOCKS to beach, Jax Beach,
house, 1/2 block from ocean, garage, 2BR/1BA. $1000/mo. 210 7th Ave. S.
$1500/mo. Call Rich 476-8521. 241-0600.

4-BLOCKS TO Ocean. 1BR/1BA, all tile.
$699/mo.+ deposit. 405 Lower 8th Ave.
South. 534-2120.
JAX BEACH, 3/2, furnished, Key West re-
sort style; includes pool maintenance,
$2000/mo., (904)536-2349. Licensed
5 blocks to ocean. Pets ok. $750/mo.

3BR/2BA, W/D, close to 9A & Alden Rd.
$960/mo. +dep. 497-8114
PLAYERS CLUB Sawgrass, very nice
brick home, 4BR/2BA, 2car garage. Call

3/2 Atl. Bch, 2 story townhouse. Newly
renovated, fenced backyard, $900/mo.
sec. dep., no pets. 285-6125.
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JAX BCH, 3BR/2BA w/2, car garage, W/D,
$1100/mo. +deposit. 610-8761.
SOUTH JAX Beach. 3BR/1.5BA, 6 blocks
to ocean. $1200/mo. 710-5200.

PONTE VEDRA, 4/1, quarter acre, pri-
vate, year lease, $1200/mo. 294-5498.
12226 Versailles St., near Beach Blvd.
and Kernan Blvd. Very private, quiet
neighborhood. 3/2, CH&A, WDHU, ceiling
fans, hardwood floors, fenced yard.
$900/mo. discounted rent, lyr. lease. No
pets. (904)993-1114.
2BR/2.5BA, completely remodeled, new
appliances, beautiful lake view, screened
in patio deck, 5 10 minutes from beach-
$1200/mo (904)686-0068.
906 18TH Ave. N., 3BR/2BA, CH&A, W/D,
fenced yard, $1200/mo. 635-6081
ATLANTIC BCH, 518 Selva Lakes Circle,
3/2, 2 car garage, $1500/mo, no pets,
IC WEST 3, 4, and 5 bedrooms available,
$1200- $1800/mo. Independent Brokers &
Assoc., Inc. 247-4333 710-3111.
JAX BEACH 170.0sf, 3BR/2BA with 2 car
garage, $1500/mo 241-7838.
painted, carpeted, WDHU, fenced yard.
JAX BEACH, 2/2, sun room, office,
1600sqft., one block to beach, $1400/mo.,
ATLANTIC BCH/ Oak Harbor, 3 BR, many
renovations, W/D, fenced yard, carport,
$1000/mo, 233-1346.

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GOLF COURSE Community, Windsor
Park. 3/2, $1375/mo. OBO (lawn service
included). Pets OK. (904)477-2404.
Kensington Gem on preserve. 3/2, formal
living room, dining room, tiled throughout.
Luxurious master bath. Covered porch.
$1350/mo. 280-2805.
fenced yard, $1100/mo. Call 221-0612.
rage! Community pool, tennis & morel
Convenient to schools, shopping & beach!
$1150/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.

NEP BCH, walk to beach from this charm-
S ing 3/2 w/ fenced yard & garage.
$1400/mo. 280-5142.

JAX BEACH SOUTH. 811 So. 1st St.,
2BR/1 BA, 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.
JAX BCH, Villas at Marsh Landing, 2/2, la-
nai. Newly remodeled, hardwood floors,
gated, fitness, clubhouse amenities, furn-
ised $1395/mo or unfurnished $1050/mo.
plus dep., lyr min. (904)476-8926.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA, hardwood floors,
one year old, $1100/mo., 655-8686.
$200 OFF 1st month rent. Luxurious
1BR/1BA, Bartram Park. Only $850/mo.
OCEAN FRONT, 2BR/2BA, unfurnished.
No pets. 1 year lease, $1500/mo.,

NEAR HANNA Park- 3BR/2BA 1100sf, 'SPINNAKER 1BR/1BA. Elegantly furnish-
fenced back yard, 1car garage, No pets. ed. Steps to Ocean. Garage, $1650/mo.
$950/mo., + security. 553-9890. 708-4022.

NEPTUNE BCH. 3BR/2BA, Ig screen
porch, Ig yard, WDHU, freshly painted and
new ceramic tile, on cul-de-sac, walk to
beach and schools. $1400/mo +dep.
Brand new 3BR/2.5BA townhome in Jax
Bch. $1450/mo. +dep. Call (904)514-
PONTE VEDRA 4BR/2BA, in-ground
swimming pool, $1400/mo. + deposit.
No pets. 571-3261.
ATLANTIC BEACH West/ Oak Harbor,
3BR/2BA, family room, fireplace. Must
See! $1250/mo. 612-8868.
PONTE VEDRN Palm Valley, beautiful,
large, private, 4BR/3BA, plus bonus room,
2-car garage, w/many amenities.
$1495/mo. 860-1690.
SAN PABLO/ Atlantic Blvd., 3/2,
1750sqft., large private yard, new sod,
$1350/mo., 472-6254.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1365 Seminole Rd.,
3BR/2BA, CH&A, garage, $1300/mo. 1yr.
lease. (843)224-8783.
ATLANTIC BCH 3/2 CH&A, utility room,
fenced in front & back yard. 2571 Montreal
St. $1000/mo. 1-888-259-0783.
NEP BCH, 4/3.5, 3500sf, pool, frplc., on
marsh. $2000/mo. 249-0156.

Seascape 3/2 w/60' balcony, 7th floor
w/great view, W/D, newly remodeled. No
pets. $2Q00/mo. 386-5008. :
SPACIOUS CONDO at The Palms. 3/2
w/garage, $1200/mo., 242-9173.
OCEANFRONT, N. Jax Beach, luxury,
2BR/2BA, garage. $1850/mo. Call
OCEAN LINKS, 2BR/2BA, $900/mo.,
OLD PV, new 1BR/1BA condo, full ameni-
ties, $1000/mo, 220-6244.
PONTE VEDRA, Marsh Cove, 2BR 2BA,
$925/mo. 273-6428.
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.
BRAND NEW condo with new stainless
steel appliances, hardwood floors,
$1300/mo. 476-6361.
OCEAN VIEW, brand hew, 3/2, upgrad-
ded; consider lease option, ocean view
from most rooms. Owner/ Agent, 463-
SUMMERHOUSE/ PVB, 1/1, $895/mo.
Includes full amenities, great location,

PALMS AT Marsh Landing- 1st floor,
ICW SPACIOUS POOL HOME, 3/2 on 2BR/2BA, hardwood floors, granite, marsh
lake, 1850sf., W/D, 2 car, small pet OK, view, $1000/mo. 904-613-7605.
$1375/mo. 699-2245. ,,,.-- ',. .

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.
JAX BCH, 3/1, 2.5 car gar., fenced yard,
$1400/mo. 836 9th Ave. N. 318-0044.

VILLRAS @ Marsn Landing, large 1/1, la-
nai, gated, fitness, pool, hottub, fireplace,
Pergo floors, garage & water included.
$980/mo., 379-4288.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/2BA, w/garage, fire-
place, pool, fitness, new carpet, great
location.. $1000/mo., (904)246-8397.

PONTE VEDRA, TPC Sawgrass, Bermu- OCEAN FRONT furnished 2/2, pool con-
da Court, 2BR/2BA. Completely renovat- sider lease option, 6 month plus.
ed, $1275/mo., 655-5990. 463-7343.

S. JAX Beach, great beach location, good
living spaces 3BR/2BA, $1550/mo.
(904)910-1108, (919)358-0244.
JAX BEACH, 441 10th Place South,
3BR/1BA. $1050/mo. +security. 699-3320.
JAX BEACH 3BR/2BA, large comer lot,
fenced yard, $1350/mo. (904)697-9758
GREAT 3BR/2BA, Jax Beach, pool & fire-
place, 1007 20th St. No., $1400/mo ,
ATLANTIC BCH, 1/2 block from ocean,
4BR/2.5BA, +office/ laundry, cul-de-sac,
pool & spa, private gate to beach access.
o smokers. Pets allowed w/deposit.
$3000/mo. includes lawn and pool -svc.

( 'COURTYARDS OF Mayport, completely
remodeled, 2BR/2BA, $799/mo., 247-
7910 or 887-6033.

OCEAN GROVE, PVB, first floor. W/D,
lake view, 2/2, $1100/mo., garage avail.
y 17?5 81 s an yDe

MIRA VISTA, 3BR/3BA Condo, 3rd story
unit, marsh view, pool/ fitness center/
clubhouse. $2500/mo. Rent or Lease Op-
tion. (904)859-5754.
Palms, gated, 2BR/2BA new luxury condo.
w/ garage. Vaulted ceilings, washer/ dryer,
pool & fitness. Only $1200/mo. (904)472-
JARDIN DE MER, 3BR/2BA, garage.
$1295/mo. Avail. now. 770-429-9331.-
JAX BEACH Light, airy, 2nd floor,
2BR/2BA, marsh view screened lanai, fire-
place, cathedral ceilings, W/D, resort
amenities. $950/mo. Available immed.,
WOLF CREEK 3/2, gated community,
$1050/mo. Klaidman Realty Group,
THE PALMS, 1BR/1BA, gated, 2nd floor,
W/D, pool, fitness. $825/mo.
PONTE VEDRA, Luxury patio home,
1/1, walk to beaches, pond view, pool/
health club amenities, $1099/mo.

PV- BELLEZA GATED luxuy condo
1BR/1BA pool/ fitness/ wd included
$850/mo. call 318-9114.
1000sf totally remodeled & absolutely
new. Oceanviews from all rooms. New
granite & cabinets in kitchen & bath. New
tile, paint, windows & appliances. Walk-in
custom closet with built-ins. Covered park-
ing. Water included, $1295/mo. Low utilit-
ies (904)881-0895.
PV 2/2, fireplace, renovated, consider
lease option. Owner/Agent, 463-7343.
the Intracoastal Waterway. 3/4BR, 3.5BA,
approximately 27.00sf. 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.

Moorings condo 2BR/2BA, private boat
slip, pool, tennis cpurts, club room,
$1300/mo. 241-9922.
OCEAN GROVE IN'PVB,2/2, $950/mo.
Top Sell Realty 270-0222.
UNFURNISHED CONDO, immaculate first
floor, 2/2 condo, appliances one year old;
screened lanai. Many amenities,
$1000/mo. Call 285-4772 after 6pm.
PONTE VEDRA, East of AIA. Short walk
to ocean. Iust 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. Oyersized 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.
South, 811 So. 1st St., unfurnished, pool,
ground floor. Unit remodeled and beauti-
ful. No pets. 1 parking space, $1299/mo.,
$1299 security deposit. Please call
BELLEZA, 2/2, FP No pets. No smoking.
$1200/mo. 655-7697, 731-0214.

delMar, lovely condo, sleeps 4, pool, Call
nished homes & condos! From $700 per
week! All South Realty, 241-4141.
S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean-
front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267.
4BR/4BA, weekly, monthly, yearly. Call
OCEANFRONT 14BR or 2BR, daily/ week-
ly/ monthly, pool, 463-7343.
OCEANFRONT CONDO, 2/2, end unit
.furnished. Daily, Weekly, monthly.
(904)803-6560 Gail

$550/mo +deposit, includes utilities
ROOMMATE, PONTE Vedra Beach Con-
do. Beautiful, 3BR/2.5BA, East of A1A.
$600/mo. includes'utilities. 434-9915,.
PV HOUSE, bedroom, share bath. Availa-
ble now, $400/mo.; bedroom w/private
bath, available 2/1, $500/mo. Share utilit-
ies. 885-7556.
ROOMMATE WANTED to share home in
Hickory Creek area, $700/mo (+$350 dep
required.) Includes util & washdr/ dryer.
838-1635 or 568-6245.
ROOM FOR rent, $500/mo. plus sec. (will
consider payment for security). Just
blocks to beach. 401-0488.
-ROOM' FOR' rent $400/mo + -1/2 0til.
0 1' mille from b# ach'dfeatures indl'de:' 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.

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

JAX BCH Internet Executive offices, 1639
Beach Blvd., $350. & $425/mo. Contact
Brian 465-2505.
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.
VILLAGE, utilities furnished. Avail. imme-
diately. $1300/mo. 285-7299
CES. Spacious modem individual offices
with phone, internet, printer, fax & mail
service, voice mail, 3rd Street address.
Contact Jim 249-4292.
JAX BEACH, 711 S. 3rd Street. Single
room offices, $375 & $415/mo. TDO Man-
agement, 246-1125.
NEPTUNE BEACH, on Third St., great
signage, 1 700-1400sf., negotiable,
Purchase. From 200sf, North Jax Bch,
Avail Jan. 2009. Call 333-9463 for details

RETAIL/ OFFICE space for lease. May-
port Road. (904) 514-1090.
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.
OFFICE/ WAREHOUSE/ Retail Space for
lease, 2 locations, Mayport Rd. and Noca-
tee. Free rent. 514-1090.

FREE TO good home. 2 ferret" complete
with cage and accessories. 223-8777.
FREE CATS and Kittens to approved
homes. Call 242-0224.
FREE TO excellent home. Sammy a 4yr.
old Rat Terrier needs loving home. This
20lb. 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.

female, tan, $300 OBO. (904)434-7803,

LOST CAT- orange & white male, w/ miss-
ing. patch of fur. Lg side "saddlebags".
Flea collar. Arden Way/ Tanglewood vicin-
ity. Generous reward! 246-0778/ 742-
HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
dogs. 246-3600.

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You can run your classified ad in over 100
Florida newspapers for' $475. Call
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IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call .904-249-9033 or

DIVORCE $275-$350 Covers children,
etc. Only one signatu'6 required Exc0ludes
govt. fees! Call'weekdays (80.0)462-2000-
ext. 600. (8am-6pm) Alta Divorce, LLC.
Established 1977.

SPECIAL MEETING: In accordance with
Article II, Section 2-27, of the Code of Or-
dinances of the City of Neptune Beach,
the Mayor hereby calls a Special Meeting
of the City Council, to be held on January
28, 2008, at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall
Council Chambers, 116 First Street, for
the purpose of discussion of Ordinance
2008-01 Water and Sewer Rates.
No other business may be brought before
this meeting. If a person decides to appeal
any decision made by the Council with re-
spect to any matter considered at such
meeting or hearing the person will need a
record of the proceedings and for such
purpose may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
Notice is hereby given that a
WORKSHOP MEETING of the City Coun-
cil of the City of Neptune Beach, Florida,
will be held immediately following the spe-
cial meeting, in the Council Chambers,
116 First Street, Neptune Beach, Florida.
This is an educational workshop about
If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Council with respect to any
matter considered 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 to participate
in these meetings should contact the City
Clerk's Office no' later, than 5:00 p.m. the
day of the meeting.
Lisa Volpe, CMC
City Clerk

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IN RE: The license to practice nursing of
Vernel McKennon, R.N.
11826 High Desert Court
Jacksonville, Florida 32218
CASE NO.: 2007-10390
LICENSE NO.:1151402
The Department of Health has filed an Ad-
ministrative Complaint against you, a copy
of which may be obtained by contacting,
Ollie Evans, Assistant General Counsel,
Prosecution Services Unit, 4052 Bald Cy-
press Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee Florida
32399-3265, (850)245-4640.
If no contact has been made by you con-
ceming the above by February 13, 2008,
the matter of the Administrative Complaint
will be presented at an ensuing meeting of
the Board of Nursing in an informal pro-
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the individual or
agency sending this notice not later than
seven days prior to the proceeding at the
address given on the notice. Telephone:
(850)245-4640, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay
BL 1/9,1/16, 1/23, 1/30/08


IN RE: The license to practice nursing of
Sayidanya Jantawi, L.P.N.
11481 John Day Way
Jacksonville, Florida 32223
CASE NO.: 2006-34802
LICENSE NO.:5164997
The Department of Health has filed an Ad-
ministrative Complaint against you, a copy
of which may be obtained by contacting,
Robert E. Fricke, Assistant General Coun-
sel, Prosecution Services Unit, 4052 Bald
Cypress Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee
Florida 32399-3265, (850)245-4640.
If no contact has been made by you con-
cerning the above by February 13, 2008,
the matter of the Administrative Complaint
will be presented at an ensuing meeting of
the Board of Nursing in an informal pro-
In accordance with thie Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the individual or
agency sending this notice not later than
seven days prior to the proceeding at the
address given on the notice. Telephone:
(850)245-4640, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay
BL 1/9,1/16,1/23,1/30/08

LOST/ STOLEN Rozo Fish model 5'6" surf
board, green bottom w/clear deck, glass
on fins. Reward! (904)261-8321,

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @
teams needed/ USA & overseas $119-
$220K year. Bodyguards $250-$750 a
day, .18. or older. (615)885-8960 or
(615)942-6978 x300. www.intemationalex-
AIRLINES ARE Hiring Train for high pay-
ing Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial aid if qualified.
Job placement assistance. Call Aviation
Institute of Maintenance (888)349-5387.
DRIVER: DON'T just start your career.
Start it right! Company sponsored CDL
training In 3 weeks. Must be 21. Have
CDL? Tuition reimbursement! CRST.

All levels, styles & ages. Will come to your
home. Piano Tuning also available.
241-4954, 655-3300.
NEED A Math Tutor? I tutor up through
Algebra I. Lyn Broderick, 247-8609.
ATTEND COLLEGE online, from home.
Medical, business, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job placement assis-
tance. Financial aid and computer provid-
ed if qualified. (866)858-2121

HELP WANTED classifications in this
newspaper are intended to announce gen-
uine current job openings. No fees may be
charged to the prospective employee. Ads
for self-employment or business opportu-
nities appear under the Business Opportu-
nities category. Ads which may require
payment of fees for employment informa-
tion, guidance or training may appear un-
der Job Service. Should any Help Wanted
advertiser ask for a fee or if the advertiser
is offering a product or service rather than
a job opening, please notify The Beaches
Leader, 249-9033.
EARLY MORNING & weekend shifts.
Breakfast experience a plus. 273-0111.
work afternoons/ evenings & Saturdays.
Must be team player, multitasker and
computer savvy. Fax resume 246-8105 or
email: to
LOOKING FOR a dependable individual to
provide after school care to a precious
toddler. Must exhibit love, warmth and
playful energy. Also must be able to pro-
vide references and have a clean driving
record as transportation is required. Ex-
cellent pay for the right angel. High school
or college student welcome. Please call
(904)629-5918 and leave message.
beach hiring Kids Night Out counselor.
$10 per hour. Email:, or call'
246-4827 x10.

BABYSITTER NEEDED for 5 year. old
boy after school from 3-5prm in my Jax
Beach home. Some Monday evening
hours are also available. $25 per week.
Call 241-4344 Iv. msg.
Landing Country Club is currently hiring
for part-time PM dishwashers and part-
time servers. Some weekend shifts re-
quired. Apply in person Tuesday-Satur-
day. Call 285-6514 for directions. Drug
testing/ EOE.

FRONT DESK Receptionist needed for
Chiropractic office. Bilingual a plus, will
train. Resume to 423 N. 3rd St., Jackson-
ville Beach.
COUNTER HELP, mornings & Saturdays
Ponte Vedra area. Call 285-5644.
AFTERNOON CHILD care worker, Ponte
Vedra School. Call 285-2965.
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.

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

CLERICAL POSITION available. Typing,
dictation, A/R, Quickbooks, Excel, com-
puter skills. College degree or teaching
background a plus. Resume to: Consolidated Utili-
tes fax (904)249-2277.
DRIVER BYNUM Transport needs quali-
fied drivers for Central Florida Local & Na-
tional OTR positions. Food grade tanker,
no hazmat, no pumps, great benefits,
competitive pay & new equipment.
(866)GO-BYNUM. Need 2 years experi-
WARE ENGINEER needed in Jackson-
ville, FL. Position requires B.S. or equiva-
lent in Computer Science plus 3 years
work experience consisting of: senior soft-
ware engineering (C++, COBOL and As-
sembler) in CICS Transaction Server us-
ing DB2, TCPIP sockets and WebSphere
MQ; senior system programming of CICS
Services), z/OS, TCP/IP, Parallel Sysplex
and Unix System Services; process auto-
mation/workflow technology in CICS using
ECMA type scripting to solve integration
problems; and formal training of junior de-
velopers. Please e-mail to Winn-Dixie
Stores at
Refer to job code CB in the subject line.
beach hiring Server, Host, Bus positions.
FT/PT. Must be dependable and outgoing.
DFWP. Email:, or apply in
able cleaning help. Residential/ Commer-
cial. Call 246-7200.
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-
Property. Start $9/hr. Work vehicle
required. Non-smoker. 307-2841.

DRIVERS: CALL today! Bonus & paid ori-
entation 36.-43 cpmri Earn over-$1.000
weekly. excellent benefits; clasSfA Iand 3
mos. recent OTR required. (800)635-
DRIVERS- FLATBED recent average
$1012/wk. Late model equipment, strong
freight network, 401K, Blue Cross Insur-
ance (800)771-6318
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, must have valid Florida
driver's license. Call 1-800-662-8897.
WANT HOME most weekends with more
pay? Run Heartland's Southeast Region-
al! $.45/mile company drivers, $1.28 for
Operators! 12 months OTR required.
Heartland Express (800)441-4953.
TRAINERS FOR day program. Work
w/adults who have M.R./D.D. M-F, 8am-
4pm. Apply 850 6th Ave. South, Suite 500,
249-8556. EOE/ DFWP
DRIVERS- REGIONAL $1100+/wk. J'ville
Terminal 100% Co. pd. benefits. Must
have Class A 100k miles. Pd car haul
training. Call John @ Waggoners
BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.
Answer multi-line phone, computer/ cleri-
cal work. $9-$10/hr.. M-F, FT or PT.
Great office environment. Near UNF/
FCCJ. Fax resume (904)928-0266.
HAIR & NAILS booth rental. Great new
salon, 630 S. 3rd St., Jax Bch. $200 per
week. Call Jimma or Dixie 246-2121.
FULL- TIME Certified Public Accountant
needed for office in Ponte Vedra Bch.
General accounting functions for multiple
companies & QuickBooks knowledge.
Please fax resume to: (904)273-6899.
Full Time in medical billing office of a pre-
mier retirement community. A/R expen-
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.
struction office at Beach. Knowledge of
Quickbooks a must. Fax resume
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.
CDL-A DRIVERS: Expanding Fleet offer-
ing regional/ OTR runs. Outstanding pay
ackage. Excellent benefits. Generous
ometime. Lease purchase on '07 Peter-
bilts. National Carriers (888)707-7729

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.
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.
EXPERIENCED HAIR Dresser needed for
upscale Ponte Vedra Salon. Booth rental
or commission. Please call 280-4247 or

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January 23, 2008

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.
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:
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.
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.
Seeking responsible reliable individuals.
Must be bondable. Serious inquiries only.
Leave message at 716-8824.
Experienced, PT/FT. Ponte Vedra. Call or
fax resume to: 285-3128.

Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
fits\ 401k\ flexible schedule. Golf Privileg-
es. Phone 904-246-4827, email:, or fax
resume to 246-9121. DFWP.
Full-time medical assistant to work in the
clinic at a Continuing Care Retirement
Community. Experience required:- Exqel-
lent benefits. Applications available at-
Fleet Landing Security Gate, One Fleet
Landing Blvd,, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233;
faxt to (904)246-9447: website at; email to EOE/ Drug- Free
will train. Must have valid driver's license
& transportation. Start $8/hr up. Only seri-
ous, responsible, hard workers need ap-e
ply. Eric, 716-4413.
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.
Building Inspector
Starting pay up to $50,086 annually, DOQ
+benefits. Must be certified by State of FL
as a Standard Inspector, 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
ibeqpfits,: Must be. a Florida certified..
Building Code Administrator or exam eligi-
be 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.

SOUTH BEACH SALON has chair rental
available. Call Jerry, 673-3639.

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 3Rd ST. South ~ Jax BEAch

TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.



Now hiring
Prep Cooks &
Sandwich Makers
Apply at
992 Beach Blvd.
before 1 1am or after 2pm.
Competitive wages.

Courtyard by Marriott
Positions available:


AM Server


Apply in person at

Courtyard by Marriot

1617 N. First St.

Jacksonville Beach

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
required. ,

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

CONCRETE FOREMAN, must be experi-
enced. Beaches area. Call 545-5601.
employs individuals in a variety of posi-
tions. For a listing of current opportunities
please visit us in person at 11 N. 3rd St.,
2nd floor, send an email to:, or visit our
website: Drug free work
environment, EOE, VP.

TOP pay, insurance & benefits. FT/ PT
ICW 220-2012.

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

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

TRAVEL THE USA for pay! Use your pick
up truck to deliver new RV's nationwide.
Motorhomes too! Get paid to see the
ALL CASH candy route Do you earn
$800/day? 30 Machines, Free candy All
for $9,995. (888)629-9968 B02000033.
Call us: We will not be undersold!
WARNING: WHILE this newspaper does
not knowingly accept business opportunity
ads which require you to pay a fee to get
information or that refer you to 976-or 900-
phone numbers which will result in sub-
stantial charges to your phone bill, the
newspaper cannot guarantee the validity
of offerings in this classification. If any ad-
vertiser requires you to incur phone serv-
ice charges or pay a fee to learn the na-
ture of the opportunity, please report it to
The Beaches Leader, 249-9033.
Guaranteed Accts. Multi Billion $ Industry.
Unlimited Profit Potential. Free info. 24/7

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.

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
CERTIFIED CNA looking for night shift
leave message, 728-8614.
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. "

BUILDINGS FOR salel "Rock bottom pri-
ces!" 25x30, now $4100. 25x40, $5400.
30x40,$6400. 35x50, $8790. 35x70,
$11,900. 40x80, $14,900. Others. Manu-
facture" Direct since 1980... (800)668-
commercial quality, super capacity $250.
FENDER Squier and Crate amp $200.
Force 5 SAILBOAT $800,,. 'Wanted:
TOPPER for 2000 Ford Ranger.
KENMORE WASHER & Dryer, $65/each;
Hotpoint refrigerator, $125; 641-9667,
TWO ADJACENT cemetery plots at
Beaches Memorial Gardens for j$995.
Contact 904-744-2901 or cell 904-228-

SAWMILLS FROM only $2990- Convert
your logs to valuable lumber with your
own Norwood portable band sawmill. Log
skidders also available. www.norwood- Free information:
(800)578-1363- Ext: 300-N
HEAVY DUTY GE washer for $50 and
dryer for $75 or $100 for both. 246-3812.
HEAVY DUTY Tandem dual axle trailer,
9,000lbs towing capacity. Perfect cond.
MUST SELL $1350. (904)252-9568.
1 CARAT white gold ring, 3 stones, etched
wedding ring w/band. Paid $2200, asking
$1400 OBO (all receipts/ papers includ-
ed), 535-3098.
QUEEN BEDROOM set, 7pcs +matt., light
wood w/ beach grass art. $900. 704-4006.
RECLINING BLUE & white checked sofa
& loveseat set, $150; floral overstuffed
chair, excellent condition, $200. 246-3370
after 6pm.
DINING ROOM set w/6chairs & baker's
rack, stone,, glass w/pewter accents, $600
OBO. Sofa, loveseat, ottoman, beige
w/soft tropical accents $400. 710-1185.
MOVING SALE. Furniture, books, clothes,
plants, dishes, etc., Carol. (904)372-4297.
FUTON COUCH/ bed $80, rattan wall mir-
ror $80, rattan couch $400, gold jewelry,
books & more. Carol 904-372-4297.
stock Olson Scrolling Saw Blades..visit
our online store.
SALON EPISODE Pedi-Spa for sale. Like
new. $2500. Call (904)962-8863.
BEACHY FURNITURE: Complete, match-
ing Living and Dining Room set, neutral.
couch/ loveseat, leather recliner. White-
washed wicker end tables, bar stools. A
Must See! 220-0778.
Purge old office files and free up space.
Protect from identity theft. On-site shred-
ding. UST. Great rates. (904)928-0200.
TWO 24 bulb Tanning Beds, $699/ea.
Call Tom (904)220-2012.

PIANO AND Bench, excellent condition.
$750. Call 249-1444.

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

No minimums, homes and lots will be sold
absolutely. Live auction, phone bidding
permitted. Realtor/ au460 Neal VanDeRee
Auction, (941)488-3600
ABSOLUTE AUCTION! Developer close-
out sale. New 1,2, & 3 bedroom condos in
Viera Beach, FL. 20 left from 250+. 10 are
beihg sold absolute February 10 at 1pm.
Viera Holiday Inn. (941)343-1433. AU3600
AB2578 BK536374.

I BUY BUSINESSES. All types consid-
ered. Fast closings. Call (90.4)402-5355.

MULTI FAMILY yard sale, Sat., 8am-
12noon. 117 Marsh Cove Dr. (off Ponte
Vedra Lakes Blvd.).

SECOND WAVE 'of treasures: furniture,
art work, ceramics, antiques, kitchen
ware, and many arts & crafts supplies.
Sat., 8am-lpm; Sun., 10am-3pm. 114
Cherry Street, Neptune Beach. No early
birds please!
HUGE PONTE Vedra Sale! Antiques:
1700's tall case clock, tables, pier mirror,
chests more! Upscale new furn. galore,
huge bed, d. room, fam. room, etc. Finest
jewelry, Majolica, lots Murano glass
more! Artwork: C. Ford Riley, Highway-
man, Lee Adams, others. Sale is in Saw-
grass on Country Club Side 432 Osprey
Pt. Dr., but because of gate rules we
must shuttle you in. Take A1A to P.G.A.
Tour Blvd. turn West on P.G.A. (toward
Marriott) take 1st R. into parking lot &
meet our vans or call 241-0344 to meet
us. Early No's @ 8am, Thurs. at 228 4th
Ave. S., Jax Bch. After 8:15 come directly
to our shuttle Vans. Sale Thurs., 8-4, Fri.,
9-3. See details & map at

2001 SUZUKI 15hp 4 stroke, 14' Lowe
aluminum jon boat, galvanized trailer, MK-
Riptide trolling. $2500 cash- firm,
1999 BAYLINER 1800, 120hp, fish finder,
lots of extras, $6500, 610-7768.

2002 VESPA 50cc Scooter, seafoam
green, 3000 miles, exc. cond., mirrors,
storage on back w/backrest, $2000. Email
me at: if interested.

2004 DODGE Grand Caravan, only
40,000 miles. Good condition, well main-
tained. We are relocating and must sell.
Cruise control, seats 7, zoned A/C, CD
player. $10,900. Call 280-2234.

w/leather interior. Fully loaded, On-Star
equipped. Very clean and runs great.
51,400 miles. $9500. (904)246-7919.
2004 LEXUS GX 470, 42,000 miles, gold:
with tan leather, fully loaded. $36,900"
OBO. 543-8629.
2000 BMW Z3 Roadster, 74k mi., great
shape, loaded, $14,000. Call Dave
2003 CHEVY Tahoe, loaded, exc. shape,
80K miles, $14,500 OBO. 504-9405
1992 MERCURY Sable, low mileage, runs
well, great beach car $2000. 249-8308.
1999 COBRA Mustang Convertible, ga-
raged, exc. cond., 60,000mi., $15,000.
1999 MAZDA 626ES, immaculate condi-
tion, low miles, leather interior, sun roof,
power windows/ locks, cruise, CD, $5500;
offer, 887-9030.

Estate Jewelry and scrap gold. tion, 125k miles, $4500. Call 334-1476.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under tion, brand new pointsgo, luxcellengs & bust cohings,
this category please call 904-249-9033 or equipped new/towin package, 98,560 miles,
email: classified @ $5250u 249-3098.
WE BUY Scrap Gold for Cash! Estate and
old jewelry, Rolexes. 241-1889.

SATURDAY, 8AM-1PM, 1178 18th St. N. O J
Household and miscellaneous items. Of Junk Cars/Trucks
SATURDAY 9-2PM. Lionel trains, Original in 30 Minutes
art by Jeannette Phillips, misc. stuff.
929 12th Ave. S. op cash ou ,tht runs!
ToeahS. rus

MOVING SALE- everything goes! Sofa w/
matching chairs, dining table & hutch
adult 3 wheel bicycle, dishes, linens &
much more. Saturday 1/26, 8-?, 1157
Linkside Ct. E. (Selva Linkside).
SATURDAY, 9AM-? 168 Pine St.
A household of stuff!

Specilizing in custom made handbags, di-
aper bags, and matching accessories, cur-
tains, valances, table linens, blankets, and
other home interior items. (904)704-4827
or (904)861-4807.
HOUSEHOLD ASSISTANT/ driver for eld-
erly available daily, Mon.- Fri. Can also
care for animals. I do not do drugs or alco-
hol & I am very reliable. Call 329-0868 or
GOT CLUTTER? Let me help you organ-
ize/ clean your house/ garage/ closets/
etc. No job too small, so let's get started.
I also help stage successful garage sales.
Call Diane 333-1076.
Specializing in salon scissors, fabric,
household, industrial shears & knives.
Mobile. (904)945-3375.
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.

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-

Many years experience; references availa-
ble, Call Kelly for estimate, 238-9040.
Call Me! I'm happy to tailor YOUR time to
YOUR needs 280-7718.

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Honest/ Reliable/ Affordable. References
available. 563-3955.
SPARKL SHINE Cleaning. Licensed, In-
sured, References. Low rates 514-4434.
JUST ME Cleaning, one cleaner, one
great job. Connie 333-0058.
I CLEAN Houses, very competitive prices.
Excellent work everytime. 30yrs. exp. Ex-
cellent references. 241-1599, 568-9386.
AN AMAZINGLY Clean House by Natasha
is expanding. Excellent prices and
detailed work. Lots of ref's. available

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

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

ARE YOU tired of debt? We are here to
help. This is not a loan. Don't wait!

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

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

YARD CLEAN-UPS. Clean out plant
beds, cut back old growth, mulching,
palm tree trimming, pressure washing.

lawns. Free estimates. 246-0967.
Cutting, edging, weed-eating, landscap-
ing, pressure washing, grading and sod-
ding. Free estimate. 252-6112.
ENDLESS SUMMER Lawncare. Free esti-
mates. Professional customer service.
Mowing, edging, weeding, trimming- trees,
shrubs. Licensed & insured. Residential &
commercial. CALL US FIRST! 270-2664.

Pam 742-7769..
Blow, Hedges, Edge, Palm Tree Trim-
ming, Tractor Work, Clean-ups. 537-7944.
P G Landscaping. Specializing in com-
plete lawn maintenance, remodeling con-
struction cleanup. (904)236-0055.
Dependable Quality Service. Reasonable
rates. (904)524-8660.
WINSOR LAWN Service, Inc. Competitive
rates. Call Alan. 237-5301.

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

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

Safe roof cleaning. Spotless window
cleaning. Pressure washing. Licensed &
Insured. Call Kevin 994-0045.


ife Professionals
28 Years Experience
Painting Pressure Washing
Residential Commercial
4 Interior. Exterior
,4 Wood Replacement
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I Beaches Office (904) 241-5414 I
Westside Office (904) 786-9827 I
Cell (904) 714-8400 I

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

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

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

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

IF YOU are Interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or

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'

Renovation/ Fences, Decks, Painting,
Flooring, & morel 25years experience. Li-
censed/ Insured. No job too small! Free
estimates. 703-2054.

of North Florida, Inc.

Design and Blueprints Available
Custom Homes
Room Additions
Commercial Buildings
Commercial Buildouts
Custom Interiors our Speciality

General Contractor HVAC Contractor
CGC1512691 CAC1814517

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

Painting, pressure washing, wood floors,
carpentry, tile work, drywall. 241-7023.

Let us he/p you enjoy a new
home without moving!
Bath, Kitchen, Marble,
Granite, Tile,Drywall,
Painting, Decks & much more!
$21 sq. ft. including tile.
Call Menny or Chris
904-894-4058 or

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 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. CCC1326983.

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

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

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Studio 1014 is a neighborhood

studio with cutting-edge programs

Studio 1014 kicks off 2008 with exciting
new programs for its students, particularly
convenient for those of you in Neptune and
Atlantic Beach. This is now the exclusive
dance studio in your area, allowing parents.
the ability to drop the young students off and
use that time for those important local
errands like grocery-shopping or gym time.
With a new staff of well-rounded profes-
sionals in all the disciplines of dance as well
as a special Pilates teacher for children, Cathy
Finne is enthusiastic about the services her
studio offers the Beaches community. Cathy
inspires young dancers by using energetic,
cutting-edge teaching methods. "At Studio' *
1014 we create an environment where chil-
dren learn to dance and have fun, too," she
said. "Our goal is to improve each Studio
1014 dancer's self-worth, self-discipline and
self-esteem and to share these attributes at
our professional, well-organized year-end
Studio 1014 offers a fresh, new, fun, hip Dance Elite,
approach to dance instruction for boys and er level of dai
girls ages 2-1/2 years and older and for adults community ar
of all ages. Studio 1014 has classes for begin- national-level
ning through advanced dancers, providing
instruction in all dance disciplines including ballet, tap, jazz,
lyrical, hip-hop, musical theater, tumbling and pre-school
"We are starting a new musical theater program which will
include singing and acting as well as dance," Cathy says.
Kara Barger, a former Miss Fletcher and Miss Senior High will
k be working with students, seven years and older. "We've
I already had great success and we're very excited about this
new feature. Due to its response, we are going to do an
intensive program of musical theater this summer."
Also on the menu of exciting new offerings at Studio 1014
is a new two-year-old class on Wednesday mornings based on
creative movement. "Our goal is to begin working with
movement and also building security in these young ones to
be away from parents for 30 to 45 minutes each week." The
response here also has been such that Cathy is looking at
additional classes.
This points out one of the keys to Studio 1014's success
since Cathy opened ,this privately owned studio in the
;$hoppes of Sunrmmr S nds in Nptne,'Beach in August,,,

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Cathy Finne, center, Studio 1014 artistic director, with two
Studio 1014 dancers at last year's Opening of the Beaches

Studio 1014'dance ti
ice training and the o
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dance competitions ii

ovides students with an even high-
ilty to compete and perform in the
i team competed in regional and
do, Chicago and Los Angeles.

2003. ",We limit 1 he of our -classes to no more than 10
students per flass, which means we tailor our instruction to
your child's natural talents and interest," Cathy explains.
"Some children 'liketo compete, others dream of careers in
dance, and others enjoy expressing themselves through
movement in a nurturing environment. Whatever route
your child prefers, Studio 1014 has it."
A dancer since she was six years old, Cathy has extensive
dance training ,pcltdng 3 a.BS.' degree in Dance from
Jackso eachesnative, she and her hus-
band; rMiciel (a f4l "studioDd," says Cathy), are rais-
ing their sonfs -,'Syear.oloiJonathan and 2-year-old Bryan -
here. Fpllowing.,graduation from JU in 1996, Cathy was
employed qt Walt Disney. World and performed in many
shows throughout the theme parks. In 2003 she was induct-
ed into' the.Flri da ChaPter of Dance Masters of America.
Dance: Ma'e sti protest the highest quality of
dance deut nd ~. i wrshops for additional train-
ing i -'tudents.
S s. o Ait Normington, wrote,
recentlyofhithisance studio: "I can't say enough good things
about it. My daughter tricks me into taking her early just
because she loves; being there sq much. ...Cathy is very
hands-on with thei~ds and striyes to teach them technique
while having funri thclaosroom,"
This devottlfi t6oaiids a f students and attitudes is typ-
ical of Cathy's staff s wltl. Kellina Chavoustie is a previous
studiopwn and i, PuglaiAnierson School of the Arts
gradute : ie ls4s dw siteveral prominent dance
compd t s |A _ey We"d. h 'ha 5 experience teaching stu-
dents 4ges' 2 through 18 and has worked with the dance club
at St. Marys College in Marylahd. Kasey is "passionate about
Lori Paris, who is a top fitness teacher and owner of Under
the'- Sun Fitness, is now joirimng Studio 101.4 on Saturdays:
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Vol. 45, No. 62


An edition of The Beaches Leader


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


Jackie Hellett boots a goal
Thursday in the Panthers' 5-
0 semifinal win over
Matanzas, on Nease's way
to the district title. See B-1.


Presidential hopeful Rudy
Giuliani speaks Tuesday to
an audience of about 500 at
th,,` awgrass Marriott Resort
in ,,te Vedra Beach. Also
or, ~esday, Ann Romney,-
wife of Mitt Romney, who
also is seeking the
Republican nomination, met
for a lunch at a private home
in Ponte Vedra Beach. They
and other candidates are
stumping around Florida in
anticipation of Tuesday's pri-


Meet Craig Speziale, princi-
pal of Ponte Vedra High
School. See A-6.

Artists now have an open
studio at the Beaches. See

'Kiwi' wins spelling bee

arrived from
New Zealand,
Rawlings boy
now heads to
district be e

"Devotee" and. "falsity"
brought Ian Snow, a recent
arrival from New Zealand,
the title in his first-ever
spelling bee Friday at Ponte
Vedra-Palm Valley/Rawlings
Elementary School.
The eight contestants, who
competed on the Rawlings
cafeteria stage, were fifth-
grade class champions.
"It's really exciting because
it's the first spelling bee I've
ever been in," Ian said imme- -i
diately after receiving his
champion's medal.
"I was really surprised I
won because I was really
nervous at the. beginning.
But it felt great to win."
Ian moved with his family
from New Zealand to the
United States eight months
ago. "Kiwi" is a common
nickname for a New
The school champion,
who will represent Rawlings photo by CHUCK ADAM
in the district spelling lIan Snow beams as he holds the medal he won Friday at
SeeKIWI, A-3 0 the Rawlings fifth grade spelling bee.

Heading to vote Tuesday?

Check new polling places


When Ponte Vedra resi-
dents head to the polls
Tuesday for the presidential
preference primary and tax
reform vote, many will be
going to different polling
places than they did in past
With money getting
tighter and voters changing
their voting habits, the num-
ber of precincts throughout
the county has been cut
from 63 to 46, Penny
Halyburton, St. Johns
County supervisor of elec-
tions, said last week.
That means that if you've
voted at Ponte Vedra-Palm

Valley Elementary in, the
past, you may now be voting
at Our Lady Star of the Sea
Catholic Church. If you
voted at Christ Episcopal
Church in the past, you may
be voting at Rawlings
Elementary next week.
Notices of new polling
places have been sent to St.
Johns County voters, but
voters also can find out
where they vote by visiting
the supervisor's web site and
filling in their address.
At a meeting in St.'
Augustine last week,
Halyburton said the cut in
precincts is due to the high
number of early and absen-
tee voting in recent elec-
tions, coupled with strains

on the budget from a state
requirement to phase out
touch-screen voting
For Ponte Vedra Beach vot-
ers, the number of precincts
stayed at two for District 1
(Sawmill Lakes and Roscoe
Boulevard) and District 5
'(south of Mickler Road).
One polling place changed
for Ponte Vedra voters in
District 5: the Guana center
site was eliminated, and the
Serenata Beach Club was
However, in District 4 -
which encompasses most of
Ponte Vedra Beach the
number of precincts has
See POLLING, A-3 >-

photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Manicurists from Brittany's Spa Salon, Melanie Jones (from left) and Angie Reese, polish
the nails of Jo Mickler (back right) and Doris Drost as part of Volunteer Recognition Day
Tuesday at The Players. Community Senior Center. Volunteers receded manicures, mas-
sages and hair-dos as thanks for the hard work and long hours they put in assisting their
fellow seniors. Another photo, A-8.

No coach yet, but

PV's got games

Ponte Vedra High School
doesn't know who its inau-
gural head football coach
'will be, or whether it will
play a district or conference
football schedule next fall.
But that hasn't stopped
Gene Baker, the school's
newly hired athletic director,
from scheduling opponents.
As of Tuesday, Baker has
tentatively lined up nine
varsity games for 2008 with
a 10th regular-season game
in the works.
The Sharks will open
Friday, Sept. 5, with a road
game at three-time defend-
ing Class 3-5A champion
Bartram Trail (9-5 in 2007),
followed by the first of two
scheduled games with
Creekside, another St. Johns
County high school now
under construction.
Home games on the hori-
zon are Sept. 19 with Class
4A Ridgeview (4-6) Oct. 3
with 1A Providence (6-4),
Nov. 7 with Creekside and a
regular-season home finale
Nov. 14 with 3A Palm Coast
Matanzas (3-7).
The Sharks will travel to'
Potter's House Christian (1-
5). on Oct. 10, 1A Hilliard (2-
8) on Oct. 17 and 5A Orange
Park (1-9) on Oct. 31. A fifth
home game is slated for
either Sept. 26 or Oct. 24.
"We will play a full varsity
schedule," said Baker,
addid g that he is still wait-
ing to hear from the Florida
High School Athletic
Association on whether the
Sharks will play football as
an independent or as a dis-
trict participarfnt.
"We've had no word from
the FHSAA on our status, let
alone what district we might
be in.
"If we waited [until the

spring to schedule football
games], they would be long
gone by then."
The tentative football
schedule is posted at the
school's web site (www-
pvhs.stjohns). Baker said all
contracts are'for one year.
The Sharks will host home
games at their own field,
which has a seating capacity
of 2,100, Baker said. The
school has .posted its head
football coaching vacancy
on the district web site. As of
Tuesday, there were more
than 50 applicants. The
deadline to apply is Feb. 2.
"We are doing a parallel
search with Creekside," said
Baker. "At least the new
coach won't have to worry
about the schedule."
And he won't have to wait
until summer two-a-days to
get a first look at his team.
Baker said the Sharks will
hold football practice in the
spring with underclassmen
now attending Nease High.
"We're excited and
relieved that we will play a
varsity schedule next fall,"
said Baker, a former college
arid high school athletic
director in Tennessee.
"We didn't know if we
would find anybody to play
"Playing a full varsity
schedule will beneficial to
our [incoming] juniors and
sophomores, especially in
our second year."

PV High athletics

begins taking shape

At an informational meet-
ing to discuss the formation
of an athletic booster club at
Ponte Vedra High School,
Mike O'Loughlin, director of
athletic programs for the St.
Johns County
School District, .
said high
schools in the We wA
county rely on
"three streams equitab(
of revenue" to
sustain their the boa
athletic coffers. have' e
"T i o se
streams are the best int
school, the
boosters and mind.
ticket, sales,"
O'Loughlin told Ger
a gathering of Ponte V/
about 25 people athletic
who attended
the 90-minute --'-
meeting last
Thursday night
at Landrum Middle School.
"You as a school decide
how it gets collected. The
story of Ponte Vedra High
School is unwritten."
At the meeting, Gene
Baker, the newly hired athlet-
ic director for Ponte Vedra
High, outlined the concept of
an athletic booster club
where all monies raised are
deposited into one general
"We want to be equitable
across the board and have
everyone's best interest in
mind," Baker told the gather-


ing, which included Ponte
Vedra High principal Craig
Speziale and School Board
member Bill Fehling.
The booster club, Baker
added, will have "departmen-
tal oversight," a board of
directors, 'and by-laws. He
said the general fund will
have "some
nt to be opportunities,
but all funds
e acrosS raised will be
"under one
d and umbrella."
"We have a
^ryone.^ start-up budget
?rest in for athletics,"
added Speziale,
formerly a high
school football
Baker and wrestling
!dra High coach in Dade
director County.
from Dade, we
are not short-
changed [in St.
Johns County]."
Baker said all the high
schools in the county "oper-
ate differently," when it
comes to raising athletic
funds. Some schools, such as
Nease High, have separate
boosters clubs that operate
independently of the main
body, such as the Nease foot-
ball Touchdown Club.
"If we do something for
one team, I want to do that
for all teams," said Baker, a
former high school and
See BOOSTER, A-3 >-


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Ian goes to district spelling bee
. KIWI, from A-1

bee Feb. 1, said he guesses he
is looking forward to compet-
ing at the next-level, while at
the same time admitting he's
a little nervous.
The other competitors were
Molly Heck, Zach Anastsiadis,
Lily Norenberg, Robert
Morris, Allison Notari, Brett
Blais and Ayanna Dunmore.
The words they missed were
cabinet, druggist, fatally, wel-
fare, amendment, vacant and
The judges were school sec-

retary/bookkeeper Linda
Reed, speech pathologist
Brenda Brooks and school
Principal Kathleen Furness.
Media center director
Debbie Lietz was the modera-
tor, as she has been for the
past seven school spelling
bees. Assistant principal Rita
Scott was the coordinator.
Ian earned his way to the
Rawlings stage by winning
Lisa Brubaker's class spelling
Lietz said she sees a lot of

Ian and Ayanna in the media
"They're both excellent
readers," she said. "They
check out a lot of books.
Ayanna has read all 15
Sunshine State books already,
and she's taken 15 tests, also.
"I thought Ian's culture dif-
ference could have been a
problem," said Leitz. That
turned out not to be so.
"That's a feat, no doubt
about it," Leitz said.

photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Some fifth graders at Rawlings Elementary School show support for their class representative at
Friday's spelling bee.

Photo by STAFF
The new HOPE van for the Beaches was scheduled to roll out last night for the first time
to aid homeless individuals at the Beaches.

Hand sanitizer used in car fire

A man was arrested Saturday after police said
flammable hand sanitizer was used to set ablaze a
car parked near 8th Avenue North in Jacksonville
Police reported that a man was seen pulling into
the beach access parking area and crouching down
in front of a vehicle parked in the area. The suspect
pulled out a lighter, igniting the car's front left
fender, police said. The make and model of the car
set on fire was unknown and the vehicle erupted
into flames, police said.
Jonathan A. Walker, 24, of Jacksonville was
arrested and charged with arson, police said.
Witnesses told police that after the fire started
Walker walked back to his vehicle and backed up,
his car approximately 75 to 100 feet, the report

Early voting ends Saturday p.m.

- POLLING, from A-1
been cut in half, from 10 to
Also, the number of polling
places has been cut from
eight to five, with four elimi-
nated Christ Church,
Palm Valley Fire Station,
Landrum Middle School and
Ponte Vedra-Palm Valley
Elementary and one
added Christ the
Redeemer Church.
According to Halyburton,
in the November 2004 gener-
al election, 34,057 people -
40 percent of those who
voted in St. Johns voted
early or by absentee ballot.
The 2004 election year was
the first time early voting
was available in St. Johns
In 2006, early voters used
touch screen machines, but

the state has mandated that
touch screens be phased out
by 2009.
During Tuesday's presiden-
tial preference primary,
touch screens will be avail-
able only to disabled voters.
"In 2006 we used touch
screens [and] there were no
ballots, no paper costs,"
Halyburton said Tuesday.
Early St. Johns County vot-
ers through Monday totalled
5,224, which is higher than
the number who voted dur-
ing the same period in the
2006 general election, she
There were 4,674 early vot-
ers during the first seven
days of the 2006 general
The number of early voters
includes 1,149 voters who

filled out their ballots at the
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
Library, one of six early vot-
ing places in the county.
The early voting places are
open today through Saturday
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
On election day, polls will
be open from 7 a.m. to 7
Registerd Democrats will
decide on their preferred
presidential candidate, and
registered Republicans will
slelect theirs. All voters will
have a say on the property
tax reform proposal.
To find out where you will
vote Tuesday, visit and click on
"precinct information" on
the left, followed by
"precinct locator," also on
the left.

Vote Jan. 30 for boosters officers

P BOOSTER, from A-1

college athletic director in
"We are here to protect the
Baker said the process of
electing a board of directors
for the booster club will
begin this week. He said any-
one interested in serving as
either president, vice presi-
dent, secretary or treasurer of
the board should, e-mail him
by today
A preliminary list of candi-
dates will be posted
Thursday on the school's
web : site, (www-, and
candidates can be added to
or removed from the list by
e-maling Baker by Monday.
A final online ballot will be
posted on Tuesday, and vot-
ing for, the four board seats
will be held at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday at Landrum
Middle School. All adult
members of the community
may vote.
"By Feb. 1, we will have a
board of directors and at that
point, I will say go [ahead
and start raising athletic
funds]," Baker said.
"Our kids will be fully out-

fitted the first day of school."
Baker added that the new
$63.5 million school will
have an athletic council
comprised of coaches, train-
ers, administrators and him-
A student athlete advisory
committee will also be
formed, Baker said.
"We want the best in
everything, and that's my
expectation," said Speziale.
"The reputation of Ponte
Vedra High School is crucial
to me."

Boating safety course set

A course on boating safety
for skippers, first mates or
other crew members will be
offered on seven occasions
this year by the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-07
in St. Augustine.
The flotilla also conducts
once-a-month checks of ves-
sels for safety gear required by
The safety course, America's
Boating Course, will be given
Feb. 2, April 5, May 31, July
12, Aug. 23, Sept. 27 and Nov.
1. ..
Classes, held in the library
of St. Johns River Community
College, run from 8 a.m. to
about 5 p.m. Registration is
$25 ($5 for an additional fam-
ily member) and includes a
workbook and a CD.
To register, call Vic Aquino
at 460-0234 or Ken Beccard at
(904) 287-1870.
Members of the flotilla con-
duct vessel safety checks every
second Sunday of the month
starting around noon at the
Vilano boat ramp. There is no
charge for the safety check,
which takes 15 to 20 minutes.

Any violations of federal or
state safety requirements will
not be reported to any
enforcement agency, and no
citations will be issued as a
result of a safety check A
decal is awarded to display if
the vessel has passed the
Inspectors look for things
such as life jackets, registra-
tion and numbering, naviga-
tion lights, ventilation, fire
extinguishers and distress sig-
These items are currently
required by state and federal,
laws and, if missing or non-:
operating, can result in a cita-

tion if your vessel is inspected
by the Coast Guard.
For more information, visit
a web site devoted to the
inspection program
( The U.S.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
14-07 meets at 7:30 .p.m. the
first Thursday of every month
at the St. Augustine Yacht
Club near the St. Augustine
Lighthouse. The Flotilla is
always looking for new mem-
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He then exited his car and walked down to the
beach where heand another subject watched as the
car was fully engulfed in flames, police said.
A witness called 911 and kept an eye on the sus-
pect until police arrived and directed them to
where he was still standing on the beach, the report
Police searched Walker's vehicle and discovered a
lighter and a latex glove with a gel-like substance
on one finger. The substance was identified as a
flammable hand sanitizer.
Walker was also charged with possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana after 12 grams of pot
was found in
his vehicle, a
police report
said. e

60 townhomes planned


A plan to build 60 town-
homes on a 10-acre parcel
south of Corona Road sched-
uled to get a county review
Thursday has raised concerns
from the president of a nearby
homeowner association.
Larry Steiner, president of
The Inlet at Ponte Vedra Beach
Master Association, said he is
worried about the amount of
heavy traffic the new develop-
ment would bring.
"More traffic means a higher
likelihood of some sort of
tragedy," he said in a tele-
phone interview Tuesday.
The development is planned
for Meir Road, west of Sea
Winds Lane West.
"Those roadways are
designed for a very limited
number of people," Steiner
said. He added that the
increased traffic will mean
higher maintenance costs.
"[Sea Winds Lane West] is
not designed for construction

traffic. That stretch of roadway
is going to deteriorate quicker
than we anticipated," he said.
The townhouses are pro-
posed near The Inlet at Ponte
Vedra Beach and the Ponte
Vedra by the Sea communities,
both of which are part of The
Inlet at Ponte Vedra Beach
Master Association.
Collectively, the two commu-
nities have about 215 home-
owners, Steiner said.
St. Johns County's concur-
rency, review board is sched-
uled to review the planned
development, dubbed the
Meir Estate project, Thursday
at 2 p.m. in the county permit
center at 4020 Lewis Speedway
in St. Augustine.
In August; LGT Holdings
bought the property for $2.2
Steiner added he is con-
cerned about the develop-
ment's affect on the peace and
quiet in the neighborhood.
"We kind of like the quiet of
the neighborhood, and we're
not looking to add anything
to it," he said.

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Blythe Elizabeth Wallgren
and Edward Rowe Laney were
married Nov. 9', 2007, in
Vienna, Va.
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A.
Wallgren of Vienna, Va. She is
a graduate of McLean High
School and George
Washington University. She is
employed by National

Alliance on Mental Illness.
The groom is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Donald F. White of
Neptune Beach. He is a gradu-
ate of Fletcher High School
and Georgetown University.
He is employed by the
Department of Justice.
The couple reside in Fairfax,

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Cont. from A-6
page memo," he added.
South Miami had raised its.
school grade while Speziale
was principal there. So when
underachieving Miami Jackson
received'it sixkfh straight fiil
ing grade s eziale was dis-~-
patched to the inner-city.
school as a stop-gap measure.
"I met with the superintend-
ent and I gave him a lot of
reasons why I shouldn't go,
but he said, 'I need you' and I
was there the next day,"
Speziale recalled.
"Jackson had the lowest F in
Dade County and we brought
it up to a D. In Dade, it's very
common to be moved [as a
principal]. I didn't like that. It
takes time to build a culture at
a school."
When Speziale's wife, Ana, a
school teacher, noticed there
were three high school open-
ings in St. Johns County, she
threw her husband's name
into the ring.
The couple, who also have a
10-year-old daughter, had
vacationed in St. Augustine
and Ana's sister lived on
Anastasia Island.
"My wife was very instru-
mental in us moving," said
Speziale, who lived in Cooper
City, a suburb of Broward
County, before relocating to
St. Johns.
"There's not a lot of differ-
ence between Dade and
Broward. Both are crowded,
traffic-riddled counties with
tight school budgets. And I
was used to that. I always said
that if I was going to move I
wanted to do. something
entirely different."
'A great adventure'
Speziale said he didn't tell
anyone in Dade that he was
interviewing for the Ponte
Vedra High position. Although
apprehensive at first, Speziale
I < said he quickly felt at ease
after his initial meeting with
St. Johns School District offi-
"Here the district is small
and if you have a question
about something, you can
speak directly with the super-
intendent. My feeling is that
they are here to support you.
In Dade, I felt like it was my
job to support the person
above me."
The opportunity to open a
brand-new, $63.5 million
school also was too good for
Speziale to pass up.
Ponte Vedra High is situated
on a 78-acre campus, with
separate football and track

facilities. It will offer acade-
mies for bio-medical technolo-
gy and international business
and marketing.
"There is no campus this
size in Dade County," he said.
"The lairgtA;s ch6bol thefr i '-
-Ronaldeagan Hifghriaf3; "
acres.-There's not a lot of
nature in Dade County. They
have mowed down all the
trees. I can just visualize driv-
ing up to our campus sur-
rounded by all those trees."
Speziale has a lot of work to
do before that. Among his
early hires are an assistant
principal, an executive secre-
tary, .a registrar, an athletic
director, and a maintenance
coordinator. He recently hired
a school counselor and as of
Tuesday had more than 50
applications for the head foot-
ball coaching position.
He plans to begin advertis-
ing for instructional positions
Speziale dons a hard hat on
Thursdays when he makes his
weekly visit to the school con-
struction site next to 'Davis
When he's not there, he
works out of a portable class-
room behind the Nease gym.
"Every day there are more
tasks," he said last week in his
spartan office that includes a
desk, a computer, a phone and
few other furnishings.
"We're getting ready for the,
hiring process and we're get-
ting our curriculum together.
When I begin to interview
teachers, I'll ask them, 'What
can you do extra?' "
When Speziale was a teacher
at North Miami Beach, his col-
lateral duties included being a
club sponsor and a varsity
coach. Once, he stepped in for
an ailing girls softball coach
and finished out the season.
"I loved being at school
when I was a teacher and I
still do," he said.
"You can be a principal for
30 years and never open a
new school. It's a great adven-


Gena and Randy Beaver in 1982

Gena and Randy Beaver of
Ponte Vedra Beach will cele-
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family luncheon.

The couple were married on
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Sport, N.Y.
They have six children and
two grandchildren.


Michael McCann of
Jacksonville Beach was named
to the Dean's List for the 2007
fall semester at Charleston
Southern University.
A 2004 graduate of Fletcher
High School, McCann graduat-
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Charleston Southern with a.
bachelor's degree in business.
He is the son of Michael
McCann of Jacksonville Beach
and Lyn Lichty of Jacksonville
* *
Caleb Bradford Randall of
Neptune Beach graduated Dec.
15, 2007, from Flagler College
with a bachelor's degree in arts.
* *
Virginia M. Boney of Ponte
Vedra Beach was named to the
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term at Furman University. She
is the daughter of Dr. Virginia
Boney of Ponte Vedra Beach.
Jessica L. Wilkinson of
Jacksonville Beach was named
to the Dean's List for the 2007
fall semester at Bucknell (Pa.)
She is the daughter of Albert
and Lynn Wilkinson of
Jacksonville Beach. She is a
2005 graduate of Stanton
College Prep.


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Another district title for Nease


Mary Scott Moore wasted lit-
tle time showing St. Augustine
that her Nease team meant
business in the District 5-4A
championship game Friday
The senior forward scored
less than a minute into the
contest and the Panthers
rolled to a 5-1 victory to not
only claim the title the
team's fourth in a row but
earn a spot in the state play-
offs for the 10th straight year.
While Moore got things
started for Nease, it was fellow
senior Sam Snyder who shined
brightest with three goals, one
in the first half and two in the
second, against the host
Yellow Jackets.
St. Atigustine's lone goal
came midway through the sec-
ond half and just after starting
Panthers goalkeeper Catherine
O'Donnell was pulled from
the game to rest.
Lisa Heise had the Panthers'
other score, heading the ball
off a corner kick about 24
minutes into the first half to
give Nease a 3-0 advantage.
The five-goal outburst fol-
lowed a 5-0 victory over
Matanzas in the district semi-
finals last Thursday in which
Jackie Hellett, Nicole White,
Claire Kasik, Charlotte
Summerall and Frankie Ratto
each scored.
The goal-scoring parade has
to be welcome news for
Panthers head coach Dave
Silverberg, who saw his team
struggle putting the ball into
the net through a stretch of
games in December and early
January. The Panthers were
blanked in losses to St. Johns
Country Day and Lake Howell
in the Michelle Akers
Tournament, and a tie with
Bartram Trail. Nease scored
one goal in a win against
Flagler Palm Coast and a tie
with Edgewater.
A 2-1 loss to Fleming Island
stopped Nease in the semifi-
nals of the St. Johns River
Athletic _:-- I -
"We're prac-
ticing a little bit
Silverberg said
in reference to
busting the scor-
ing slump. "The

more you don't
score, the more
frustrated you
get and in
turn the more
bad shots you
take. When
we're taking
shots that
[have] a one
in a hundred
[chance of
going in] you
get frustrated.
The more you
miss, the
more you
keep trying to
take those
types of shots.
"So now
we're trying
to be more
patient, make
the extra pass
or two passes;
And if it
works, you
have a much
easier chance
to score."

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breakfast an(
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our senior s
last chance tc
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to let them ki
the games ar
from now on.

- Stacey
On seniors r

A players-only meeting may
have helped, too. Forward
Stacey Hanburry said she and
the team's other seniors sat
down with younger players to
emphasize theimportance of
upcoming games.
"We took them to breakfast
and sort of let them know that
this is our senior season, our
last chance to win another
state title," said Hanburry, who
scored the only goal in the
2006 state championship
game. "We.just had to let
them know that all the games
are important from now on
and we need to focus on that."
Last Friday's victory means
the Panthers (16-2-6) will host
Belleview (18-5-3) tomorrow
night in the regional quarterfi-
nals of the Class 4A state play-
offs. It's a chance for Nease
players to erase the disap-
pointment last year's 1-0
regional semifinal loss to
Orlando Bishop Moore.
In that game, the Hornets
scored off a corner kick in the
first two minutes of play then
retreated into a defensive
shell, packing all 11 players

around the box to limit
Nease's scoring opportunities.
The scheme worked, but the
loss left Panthers players with
a bitter taste in their mouths,
one Silverberg said he hopes
they haven't forgotten.
"Early goals, especially in
the playoffs are so important,"
he said.
"What we've been fighting a
lot this year and it's gotten
better, though is the lapses
in the first 10 or 15 minutes.
And the concentration wasn't
S. there, the focus.
wasn't there. As
a coach, I can
only tell them
so much, They
have to do it
and they have
to want to do
it. I see it hap-
pening more
now. I really see
it in the leaders
stepping up
and the sen-
iors under-
standing that
you know
them to what, there is'
d sort of let *no more
tomorrow [if
that this is we lose]."
eason, our said players
o win anoth- were pleased
to win anoth-
We just had er district title
now that all but are aware
that it is only
re important a first step
toward the
team's ulti-
mate goal, a
fourth state
Hanburry onship.
meeting with "we.
/players thought we
players had the talent
to win it all
last year and
so, obviously, it was a disap-
pointment the way it ended,"
she explained.
"This year, I think we have
enough talent to get pretty far.
We just need to be focused,
disciplined and play up to our
capabilities and it's up to the
seniors on this team to make
sure we do that."
While Silverberg has built a
girls soccer dynasty at Nease
(three state titles in the past
six seasons including back to
back .championships in 2005
and 2006), he knows an era
may be coming to an end with
the opening this year of the
new Ponte Vedra High School.
"If you're a sophomore or a
junior, you always tend to
think in the back of your
mind, 'Well, I've got next
year.' You never want to think
like that,' he said. "And espe-
cially with the new school
opening, [the team] is going
to be split up and it's never
going to be the same ever
again. So it's not only all the
seniors on this team that will
be gone, but the rest of the
kids get split up between the
new school and Nease."

Photos by ROB DeANGELO

ABOVE: Nease High's Claire
Kasik dribbles around
Matanzas goalkeeper Kelly
Smith to score the Panthers'
third goal in a 5-0 District 5-4A
semifinal victory last Thursday.

LEFT: Jackie Hellett (15)
boots a goal past the
Matanzas defense in the
Panthers' 5-0 semifinal win.

BELOW: Senior forward Sam
Snyder blasts the second of
her three goals against St.
Augustine in the District 5-4A
championship game. With the
win, the Panthers earned
homefield advantage for the
regional quarterfinals Thursday
night against Belleview.




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