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Weekend Edition January 25, 2008




heEACHES


LEADER


Vol. 45, No. 63 Serving the communities of Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Mayport and Ponte Vedra Beach since 1963


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INSIDE Wal-Mart withdraws
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NB store project is canceled


Fletcher's soccer team heads
to district
See A-6

RELIGION 1,N


by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
STAFF WRITER
Beaches residents will still have to
cross the ditch to get to the closest Wal-
Mart location.
The store announced Wednesday
that it is terminating its agreement with
Lakeshore Village property owners to
build a 24-hour supercenter at 630
Atlantic Boulevard.
The Neptune Beach City Council has
spent nearly two years battling to keep
the retailer out of its city and was forced
into a mediation with the company to
clear the way for it to open.
But, because of the state of "econom-
ic conditions" the company is working
on a "strategic re-prioritization of its
U.S. stores," said Wal-Mart's. Senior
Manager of Public Affairs, Cindi
Marsiglio.


"The decision is related to Wal-Mart's
announcement in June to more strate-
gically prioritize development of super-
centers. This approach is designed to
improve the company's return on
investment and comparable store sales
while reducing impact to existing
assets," according to Marsiglio.
The company has reduced the num-
ber of supercenter projects proposed
over the next several years throughout
the country by about half, Marsiglio
said Thursday.
"That has resulted in the decision not
to move forward, with the Neptune
Beach project," she'said.
Neptune- Beach Councilor John
Weldon, who has expressed his opposi-
tion to the project from the beginning,
said Wednesday that he is "disappoint-
ed that efforts have borne no
See WAL-MART,. A-3


Photo by STAFF
Plans are uncertain for the empty shopping center at 630 Atlantic Boulevard
after Wal-Mart announced it will not come to the site as planned.


Phyllis Thomas puts her faith
into her works. An exhibit is
now open. See C-6

WEEKEND 'jy


A basket of toiletries can go
a long way toward making a
houseguest feel pampered.
See Be Jane, B-1.


Early voting
ends Sunday

Property tax reform and
presidential primary on
the ballot
FROM STAFF
Sunday is the last day for Duval
County residents to participate in
the early voting period for the
presidential preference primaries,
according to the Duval County
Supervisor of Elections office.
The ballot will also include a
referendum on property tax
reform.
Beaches voters can cast their
ballots at the Beaches Branch
Library, 600 Third Street, in
Neptune Beach, one of 14 early
voting sites throughout the coun-
ty, said Trade Collier, the election
office's community outreach
director.
All participating library loca-
tions will be open for voters Friday
from 10 am. until 6 p.m. and on
Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m.
until 5 p.m., Collier said.
Voters need to bring a signed
photo identification, such as a dri-
ver's license or passport.
Anyone registered to vote in
Duval County may vote at any
early voting site during the early
voting period, according to the
supervisor of elections office.
The presidential preference: pri-
mary election will be held on Jan.
29. Polling locations will be open
from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
As of yesterday, there were
205,584 registered Republicans,
249,443 registered Democrats and
104,751 other registered voters in
Duval County, according to the
supervisor of elections office.
For questions or more informa-
tion, call the Duval County
Supervisor of Elections office at
630-1414 or visit www.duvalelec-
tions.com


Photo by LIZA MITCHELL
READY FOR THE COLD Getting the firewood ready for a cold weekend is Double
T. He is working at the Beach Boys firewood lot on Penman 'Road Thursday afternoon as chilly
temperatures crept into area. See weather on page A-7.


JB council tells
Postmaster:


Info on


new JB


postal


facility


is vital


by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
Angry Jacksonville Beach
officials told Jacksonville's
Postmaster Tuesday that they
want to be better informed
about where the city's post
office will be located in the
Future.
Plans to relocate the facility
into a storefront at the Beach
Plaza Shopping center along
Beach Boulevard in Spring,
2009 are dependent on postal
officials getting answers to con-
cerns over security, size and
parking at the proposed new
location, according to
Postmaster Art Rosenberg.
That uncertainty has postal
officials scrambling to find a
replacement site when the
lease expires for the existing
post office site at 7th Avenue
North and 3rd Street.
Rosenberg, who took over as
Postmaster last October, told
the Jacksonville Beach City
Council Tuesday that he met
last week with facility special-
ists from Atlanta and


;/ See POSTAL, A-3 >


This big boy named Stanley
likes to lie in the front yard of
his home in Jacksonville
Beach and watch people
walk by. Meet Stanley in Pet
Tales, B-5.


Mozart is the featured com-
poser in two JSO perform-
ances today. See B-3.


Outdoor sales may be

OK in Atlantic Beach

If sidewalks not blocked


by ALEXANDRA KUM-
MERNES
STAFF WRITER

Atlantic Beach Mayor John
Meserve wants to be "business
friendly", by allowing mer-
chants more leniency in out-
door displays.
The Commission last week
discussed business sidewalk
displays after some citizen
complaints that the city's
codes were too restrictive.
"I think we ought to be busi-
ness friendly as well as citizen
friendly," said Meserve.
"We've got a lot of businesses
that are hurting. I think
there's a middle ground."
The city currently only
allows certain items to be dis-
played, such as garden and
landscaping-related tools.


Meserve suggested three
conditions to modify the ordi-
nance, including that displays
be limited to private property,
they are contingent on the
property owner's permission
or lease agreement and they
cannot block sidewalk access.
Commissioners Mike Borno
and Paul Parsons agreed.
"I think we should be as
business friendly as possible,"
Parsons said.
Although the vote was
unanimous, both
Commissioners John Fletcher
and Carolyn Woods said they
want to have further discus-
sion before final changes are
made.
The item will be up for dis-
cussion Monday night when
the commission meets at 7:15
p.m. in commission chambers
at 800 Seminole Road.


photo submitted
The Fletcher varsity jazz team receives "superior" evaluations at the State Dance Team
Championships, placing fourth overall in the state championships. The team is preparing the
ESPN National Dance Team Championships in Orlando Feb. 1 through Feb. 4. The Fletcher
dancers will also perform for the upcoming Miss Fletcher pageant on March 7 and the Spring
Dance Concert on May 8.


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Calendar...............A-5
Classified .............C-1
Religion .................C-6
Showtimes ..............B-4
Copyright 2008 by The
Three sections


Opinion .................A-4
Police Beat ..............A-5
Sports..................... A-6
Weather..................A-7
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January 25, 2008


Page 2A The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader


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the newspaper are available
at the Beaches Branch
Library and Ponte Vedra
Beach branch library.


AROUND THE BEACHES


Beaches Museum
seeks donated antiques
The Beaches Museum &
History Center will celebrate
its 2nd birthday with an all-
day festival and antique sale
on Saturday, March 29.
"You too can be a part of
the birthday celebration, and
a part of history, by giving a
special gift to the museum -
the gift of a prized antique
from your home," said muse-
um executive director Holly
Beasley.
Donations will become a
part of the antique sale held
during the Birthday Party.
Proceeds from the sale will go
directly to the preservation of
the historic structures in
Pablo Historical Park, includ-
ing the 1903 Pablo Beach Post
Office, the 1911 steam loco-
motive, 1900 FEC Section
Forman's House, and the
1900 Mayport Railway Depot.
This spring, BAHS will restore
the exterior of the Mayport
Depot.
Donated items must be doc-
umented as at least 50 years
old (1958 and before), and be
in good condition.
"Take this opportunity to
become a part of Beaches his-
tory because you've finally
found the perfect use for your
grandmother's tea set or your
great-uncle's desk helping to
preserve our architectural his-
tory," Beasley said. "You'll
know that your donation,
when purchased at the
Antique Sale, will be loved for
another 50 years by someone
brand new."
All donations are final and
will not be returned; dona-
tions are tax deductible as
allowed by law.
For more information or to
make a donation, call the
Beaches Museum & History
Center in advance at 241-
5657 ext 102. Donations will
be accepted through
Wednesday, March 26.


Sponsors sought
The Beaches Unit of the
American Cancer Society is
seeking sponsorships for its
"Take a Swing at Cancer Golf
Classic" May 30 at the
Sawgrass Country Club.
The 15th annual event,
which includes a golf tourna-
ment, silent aui arididih-
ner party, raited"$68,0'00"1ast'
year, with proceeds support-
ing cancer research, advocacy,
education and services pro-
vided by the American
Cancer Society.
"About 5,500 First Coast
residents are diagnosed with
cancer each year, and this
event is one of our primary
ways to raise funds to fight
the disease," said Barbara
Maple, a Realtor and Ponte
Vedra resident who is chair-
ing the event for the 12th
consecutive year.
"It's -also a great way for
companies large and small to
get involved with the serious
fight against cancer in a real-
ly fun way.".
The committee has set a
$75,000 goal for the event
this year, with sponsorships
ranging from $7,500 for the
presenting sponsor to hole
sponsorships for $500.
Nader's Pest Raiders, a long-
time supporter of the event,
has already signed on as a
major sponsor at the $5,000


Club gets spa director
Stella Sigfusdottir has been
hired to run the Spa at the
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club.
Sigfusdottir holds two
MBAs from Johnson & Wales
University in Providence, R.I.,
one in international business
and the other in hospitality


administration.
She joins the inn and club
from the PGA National Resort
and Spa in Palm Beach
Gardens, Fla., where she was
the director of spa training.
She also directed spa opera-
tions a hotel in Iceland and
was a teaching and research
associate at Johnson & Wales.


Law Office of

Charlene

Francis, P.A.
Charlene Francis, Attorney at Law
Kimberly A. Gossett, Attorney at Law

"Helping Families Preserve Their Legacy"


* Estate Planning
Wills, Trusts and
Estates
* Adoptions


* Elder Law
Medicaid Planning
* Probate and
Guardianship


BEAM will open their
Real$ense free tax prepara-
tion site on Saturday
January 26. It will be open
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each
Saturday through April 15.
The site is manned by IRS
trained and certified tax
preparerers.
Any family with earnings
of $40,000 or less is eligible.
There is no waiting as
appointments are available
and required. If you sold
stocks or real-estate or oper-
ated a small business, pre-
parers are unable to process
your application at this
location, though the AARP
site may be able to assist
you with those returns.
The information that you
need to bring to your


Society in 2006.


Green Frog outlet open
Green Frog Art, a manufac-
turer of mid- to high-end
children's furnishings, has
opened an outlet store in
Ponte Vedra Beach.
Kelly Mariotti, president
and chief designer, said the
outlet sells overstock, slightly
damaged or one-of-a-kind
samples at discounted prices,
as well as first-quality Green
Frog Art products .
"Over the years we have
created a following," she said
in a news release. "People
would contact us throughout
the year trying to find out
when we would open our
doors to the public again. We
recognized the demand and
decided to open up a Green
Frog Art designer outlet store
to service the local communi-
ty."
The new outlet store is
located in the back of the
Ponte Vedra Business Park off
Palm Valley Road, next to
Green Frog Art national head-
quarters. Green Frog Art prod-
ucts may be found at hun-
dreds of retailers nationwide
and at greenhroga~t.Eoi1 '~ 4`
* *
The grand opening of
Tamale Mollie at 1229 3rd St.
S. in Jacksonville Beach was
held Wednesday with owner
Frank Sausedo cutting a rib-
bon. Tamale Mollie serves
Mexican food and has a full
bar with 35 different brands
of tequila.

Club gets spa director.
Stella, Sigfusdottir has been
hired to run the Spa at the
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club.
Sigfusdottir holds two
MBAs from Johnson & Wales
University in Providence, R.I.,
one in international business
and the other in hospitality
administration.
She joins the inn and club
from the PGA National Resort
and Spa in Palm Beach
Gardens, Fla., where she was
the director of spa training.
She also directed spa opera-
tions a hotel in Iceland and
W'as a teaching and research
associate at Johnson & Wales.


appointment includes: pic-
ture I.D. for you (and
spouse if filing jointly),
Social Security cards for
each individual claimed as
a dependent, W-2 forms,
1099 forms, if a homeown-
er-your mortgage interest
and Property Tax state-
ments, annual childcare
statement (if claiming). If a
college student bring IRS
-Form 1098-T or 1099-E.
Taxes are filed on-line and
refunds can be automatical-
ly deposited in your
account if desired.
BEAM is located at 850
6th Ave. South in
Jacksonville Beach.To set
up anr appointment at the
BEAM site call our appoint-
ment line @ 246-9749.


level.
Individual golf and party
packages cost $200, which
includes one entry in the
tournament and tickets to the
dinner for the golfer and a
guest. Dinner tickets are $75
per person or $150 per cou-
ple'.
For sponsorship informa-
tion, contact Peter Casarico at
904-412-3542 or e-mail
peter_casarico@ml.com.
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Henrietta "Hank" Watson


CPA joins company
Henrietta "Hank" Watson
has joined the certified public
accounting Firm of Smoak,
Davis & Nixon as a tax man-
ager.
Watson is responsible for
the preparation and review of
tax returns, practice develop-
ment, tax planning, projec-
tions, and community
involvement.
Previously, she owned and
operated Watson Tax &
Accounting Services in
Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra
Beach for five years. Before
that, Watson worked -exten-
sively in tax with firms in
Atlantic Beach, Live Oak, Fla.
and St. Petersburg, Fla.
A Beaches resident since
2001, Watson has. been active
with several nonprofit a'gen-
cies and was named Volunteer
of the Year for the Beaches
unit of the American Cancer


904-242-7979
1807 N. Third Street
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
email: francislaw@bellsouth.net
The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertis-
ing. Before you decide, ask me to send you free written information about my qualifications
and experience.


COULD YOUR CHILD BE AT RISK?
aa & t ,1 1 M91 17 .s t, f f Your child may have 20/20 eyesight
but 0/0 vision. The difference is critical.
Eyesight is merely the basic ability to see,
Vision is the ability to identify. interpret,
comprehend. and act on what is seen.
Routine vision tests performed by school
personnel or by most eyecare professionals
measure eyesight. They do not include
the kinds of testing that can find visually
related learning problems.
Our VIP (Vision Improvement Program) can diagnose and successfully treat
vision problems that are often reflected in the following behaviors:
Unable to sit still; cannot stay on task for any
length of time.
Very clumsy; poor eye-hand coordination.
Does written work very slowly; often fails to
complete a task.
Has difficulty copying visual material;
Constantly looks up and down.
Moves entire head instead of eyes when
reading.
Reversals-for example confusing the words
"was and saw" or letters "b and d".
Is disorganized and frustrated when studying
visual information.
Makes frequent. "careless" errors.
If your son or daughter, age 7-18, has one or more of these behaviors, call
246-1952 today to schedule an evaluation for vision-related learning problems.
It could be the most important phone call you will make during his/her school years.
For more information go to www.optomnietrists.org/homing


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Visit our wobsite:
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Accotink Academy By The Sea will host a Grand
Opening/ Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of its new
Elementary Building.
Wednesday, January 30th, from 10:30AM -
11:30AM
171 Canal Boulevard, PonteVedra
The public is invited to join us


Come by or call for further information, directions
or to schedule a private tour. 904-273-4267
www.accotinkacademybythesea.org
Accotink:- "THE" place for learning. The Beaches now has an exciting
choice for Pre-K Kindergarten and a full Elementary Program.


Tax help free for


many families here


The Beaches are online:
V Vote in our Grammy poll the newest
category is best Contemporary Folk
Album;

V -Submit your own story through our
Community Journalism service;

V Submit a classified ad; and

V Create your own Photo Gallery.

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County OKs pact


for new Pablo


Road bridge

by KATHY HARTMAN
PONTE VEDRA LEADER EDITOR
St. Johns County commissioners this week
agreed to maintain the Pablo Road bridge in
Ponte Vedra Beach after the state replaces the 30-
year-old structure. .
The state Department of Transportation (DOT)
is expected to take construction bids in August
2009 for the 80-foot-long structure, which is esti-
mated to cost up to $1.5 million. Construction is The Pal
scheduled to fiscal 2010. and is e
The bridge, which traverses a lagoon near the
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, will be closed for 10
months to one year during construction, accord-
ing to Gina Busscher, spokeswoman for the
DOT's Northeast Florida office.
The project is funded entirely by federal bridge
replacement funds, she said.
When the DOT began taking public input on
the project nearly six years ago, residents said
they didn't want to lose the charm of the wood-
en bridge, which had deteriorated from the envi-
ronment and insects.
The replacement (below right), a concrete
structure with wooden railings, mimics the exist-
ng bridge (below left).
Built in 1978 and reconstructed in 1988, the
Pablo Road bridge is rated 26.7 out of 100, is
"stracturally deficient and has weight restrictions
posted,' according to an Nov. 27 explanation
from county engineer Press Tompkins.
"The timber piling and end bents of the bridge
are in poor condition," Tompkins said.
The county's agreement with the DOT, included
on the Tuesday County Commission consent The rep
agenda, says the county will assume ownership similar
awd maintenance of the new bridge.


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No replacement tenant named
- WAL-MART, from A-1


productive fruit for the shop-
ping center. While I'm not a
Wal-Mart booster, I am an
advocate of good and produc-
tive development in this com-
munity. I'm sorry to go back
to square one. We all spent a
lot of energy and money," he
said.
Although Wal-Mart's pre-
liminary permit is valid
through April, once it expires
the company would have to
begin the application process
over again, according to City
Manager Jim Jarboe.
In the wake of Wal-Mart's


initial application two years
ago, the city passed an ordi-
nance that limits shopping
center development to 60,000
square feet, so the company
would have to comply with
the new limits if it were ever
interested again.
The proposed supercenter
was approximately 100,000
square feet.
Steve Bullock, who repre-
sents the Lakeshore Village
property owners, said
Thursday that Lakeshore's
response is "contingent on a
few things," but he could not


disclose more information.
The city will not receive the
$300,000 that Wal-Mart was
supposed to pay to. cover the
cost of fees as a result of the
mediation. But, Jarboe said
that the money was not fac-
tored into the budget.
Jarboe said that when the
shopping center was emptied
in anticipation of Wal-Mart
coming, there was also specu-
lation that Publix grocery
store might be another
prospect for the site. Publix
officials could not be reached
for comment.


JB wants postal officials to listen
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Memphis, as well as the owners
of Beach Plaza, to determine if
the shopping center location is
still feasible.
"A response is expected by the
end of next week to know
whether we have at look at
other options as far as develop-
ers who are willing to build,"
Rosenberg said. "Obviously my
frustration with that is it would
be pretty difficult to achieve,
putting up a building on exist-
ing land that would comply
with the requirements that we
have."
Rosenberg agreed that the
time frame is limited but he said
it's not inconceivable to get an
operation off the ground in just
over a year.
"I've seen it done," he said. "If
the property at Beach Plaza
doesn't work out we have other
options. There are plan B's and
plan C's. If we have to split it we
have to split it."
Rosenberg said one option is
to divide the retail and carrier
operations into two units within
Beach Plaza.
"I'm not going to stand up
here and say Beach Plaza is the
only option because that would
be foolish," he said. "If we agree
that it's feasible and it's going to
work obviously there is some
negotiations that have to go on
as far as the cost and the con-
tract."
City Manager George Forbes
echoed the council's frustration
with postal officials. He said he
received two different e-mails in
one week saying the .location
was still a go and another that
there were significant concerns
about site security.
"The communication
through no fault of you has
been horrible," Forbes said. "I
hope that from here on out we
can have regular communica-
tion. Keep us posted and keep us
coordinated."
Forbes said Beach Plaza is an
ideal location with direct access
to major thoroughfares but cau-
tioned Rosenberg to submit a
site plan detailing all aspects of
the project before finalizing the
deal.
"We are going to be very upset
if you are going to park vehicles
there and just put up a chain
link fence around it and think
we are going to be happy,"
Forbes said. "We need to see if
the city feels this is workable or
not before you sign on the dot-
ted line."
A spokesman for Beach Plaza


said earlier this week that the
center is working with the post
office and has met all the
requirements to date, making
those in the center optimistic
that a deal will be finalized to
open the post office in the
'Beach Boulevard shopping cen-
ter.
If another site is needed, there
are certain site specifications:
9,000-square-foot for a full serv-
ice post office, 5,000-square-feet
for a carrier annex and 4,800-
square-feet for a retail operation
and a total of 85 parking spaces
for exclusive use.
Councilman Lee Buck said
city officials approached the
post office with several proper-
ties that would meet the specifi-
cations when the search for a
new location was initially
launched in December, 2005.
Those properties, Buck said,
are no longer available. Post
office officials last May
announced that Beach Plaza was
selected based on its ability to
service the needs of the commu-
nity.
"What bothers me is this
started so long ago and the city
of Jacksonville Beach has tried
to take the initiative to really
assist the post office and it's real-
ly been on a deaf ear," Buck said.
Rosenberg said he was
unaware of any past discussions
with the city regarding a possi-
ble need to find another loca-
tion.
He was also unsure whether
the existing post office's lease
has an option to extend the
lease before it expires in May,
2009.
"I haven't read the lease. I
don't know if we have an option
to extend or not," Rosenberg


said. "I've only been% here since
October."
Buck, who is a Realtor with
Watson Realty and negotiated
the lease buy out agreement
with Beach United Methodist
Church which owns the current
post office site, issued a resound-
ing 'no.'
"You do not have an option
and that has been brought to
your attention many times by
[the church]," Buck said.
Rosenberg said the Beach
Plaza site is not ruled out but
location specialists are scouting
other parcels.
The goal, he said, is to main-
tain the carrier annex and retail
operation in a single facility but
acknowledged that splitting the
functions may be necessary
because of time constraints and
land availability.
"Being a manager of opera-
tions myself, I understand the
importance of facilities. That
was one of my initial tasks to try
to resolve the frustration of try-
ing to find a location and make
decisions about what we are
going to do," Rosenberg said.
"As the time line shrinks we
seem to need to expedite this in
more of a rush than we have
over the last couple of years."
Rosenberg said one aspect of
his job as Postmaster is to main-
tain a part in the community.
without compromising the level
of service. When he came on
board, he said it was not certain
if the facility could operate at a
single location.
"Do we keep our carrier oper-
ation at the' same facility as our
retail operation. I can tell you it
is important to me that we
maintain those two as one enti-
ty," Rosenberg said.


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The Leader's Opinion

Scrutiny of public

spending necessary

to avoid confusing

wants for needs

Tuesday is election day.
Republicans and Democrats will each make their
choice for presidential candidate.
On another issue that will literally hit closer to home,
voters will also be asked to decide whether to approve
Amendment One, which will reform the property tax sys-
tem in Florida.
The amendment will increase the homestead exemp-
tion for property owners; make it portable to allow home-
owners to take the exemption with them if they move;
give businesses an exemption on the first $25,000 of tan-
gible property; and limit tax increases on non-home-
steaded property to 10 percent a year.
There are many pluses for individual property owners,
but the amendment is far from perfect.
The amendment retains the basic unfairness of the cur-
rent property tax system as longtime owners still get
more of a break than others.
Foes of the amendment say they are concerned about
the impact on municipal services. The biggest concern,
however, seems to be that the amendment, if it passes,
will put the brakes on the entire property tax reform
movement.
Maybe it will and maybe it will not.


It will be up to individua
support the amendment. It
the measure, which will sav
average $240 a year, can
approval needed to pass.
Regardless of the outcom
points up the citizenry's frus
tered spending by governm
Property tax revenues skyr
but tax rates did not drop
spent freely oftentimes o
So no matter what the vo
One, the message should be
-Continue spending freely
ers are watching.
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hang at City Hall. Are the
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Letters to



We have lost s
To the editor:
We just celebrated a great
h61oliday to eulogize a great
man, Martin Luther King, Jr. A
recent editorial said we
remember an American vision-
ary dedicated to virtues of lib-
erty and dignity for all
mankind. I suppose this great
man is in heaven really won-
dering if he did any good at all,
as we abort a pre-born baby
every 20 seconds in this coun-
try. Science has determined
that life begins at conception.
"To accept the fact that after
fertilization has taken place a
new human has come into
being is no longer a matter of
taste or opinion....it is plain
experimental evidence" (Dr.
Jerome Lejeune, Father of
Modern Genetics). "By all the
criteria of modern molecular
biology, life is present from the
moment of conception "Dr.
Hymie Gordon, Department of
Genetics at Mayo Clinic)..
The recent article states the
African-American community
continues to move forward in
ways King would be proud.
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Put post office in downtown JB


l voters to decide whether to Tam a big fan of the Post
also remains unclear whether Office. I had a not-well-
'e the average homeowner an .educated guy work for me
even gain the 60 percent who moved to New York. He
sent a Christmas card
ie Tuesday, Amendment One addressed to David Smith,
stration with the-nearly unfet- Earth Systems_(my old compa-
ental entities. ny) no city, state or zip.
rocketed over the past decade, It got to me in two days!
and cities and counties have The Jacksonville Beach Post
n wants. Office is a community place. I
te is Tuesday on Amendment remember the Beaches Watch
Clear to our elected officials, folks collecting signatures for
at your own peril as taxpay- their referendum in front of
it. I see more local people to
kages with sizable leave stop and talk with at the Post
ion plans. Pretty artwork to Office than just about any-
y needs or wants? Taxpayers where I go. It is usually busy
and full of energy.
I The lease will be up on the
PO next year. They are look-
t editor ing to relocate to a site in a
the editOr: strip mall on Beach Blvd. The
site is not ideal and it may or
may not work.
I am an urban traditionalist
om e humanity and believe the Post Office
should be in the heart of the
hearts. The great majority of City, not a strip mall.
abortion'S" in this country are I Glttig-Jacks6b pepai~ed *"
performed on "" ~African- 'plan for Downtown to make
American pre-born babies. it a vibrant, walkable commu-
King understood the best nity. In their plan, that the
weapons against discrimina- City approved, they have a
tion are education and oppor-
tunity. What opportunity do
these little souls have?
Martin Luther King, Jr. does
not want to be eulogized. Like M Ore letter
all great men, 'he wants his
legacy and his life's work to
serve mankind, to provide for
all minorities, to protect espe- Time for fiscal
cially the most innocent of all
human beings.
As most of us stand around To the editor:
and do nothing, Dr. Martin First, Governor Crist, gets
Luther King, Jr. and his dream high marks for offering tax
live on. His niece, Dr. Alveda relief to the suffering middle
King is coming to St. Augustine class home owning
February 9 and 10 to try and Floridian.
help carry on his dream. Here are some reasons
The extent to which we no Duval county home owners
longer recognize the humanity need to vote yes on property
of the child in the womb is the tax reform. Amendment 1
extent to which we have lost Tax Reform will lower all
sight of our own. homeowners taxes. For a


home valued at $100,000
your tax savings will be
approximately $450. The
"Save Our Homes 3% Cap"
stays in place. The portabili-
ty component allows you to
retain tax savings when you
sell and move. If you want to
buy investment property the
10% cap on tax increases
makes investments more
attractive. "It is a no brain-


nan


DAVID SMITH
COLUMNIST


three-story mixed use struc-
ture with parking on the City
parking lot south of Latham
Plaza, next to Sneakers. The
idea is to frame the plaza with
buildings to create a sense of
place and make it an appeal-
ing place to other than the
homeless.
The PO would fit perfectly
into the plan by Glatting
Jackson with room left over
Sfor a `police i'b-statib6i AWd
additional retail "'It Wc6fld
promote year-round, daily
activity in, the area. People
would come to the PO and


park and walk to other shops
and restaurants in the area.
It could be built with Tax
Increment Funds by the.
Redevelopment Agency and
leased to the PO for a long-
term to generate income and
possibly pay for itself. Since
the PO is an 8-to-6 operation,
it would not interfere with
the bar crowd so it is hard to
see either the Mayor or the
City Manager objecting.
We can't treat the Glatting-
Jackson Plan like a menu,
cherry-picking the politically
uncontroversial items to
implement. It is a recipe for
success and leaving out por-
tions would be like leaving
out ingredients in a recipe,
the results are unsatisfying.
So if we are planning a
building on the City parking
lot, how else are we going to
pull it off if not by working
with the PO. I am sure our
Congressman Ander
Crenshaw and Senators
"* larflieS nd gfiat f f ^i ''1.
Would 'leiphike iit, 'p '.''
Now if we just had some local
leadership with vision.


rs to the editor:


prudence and tax reform


er!". The only reason that
city officials are against it is
that they will have to curb
their spending. Here are
some reasons that the
city/county does not deserve
to keep our property taxes
high. The city is currently
giving first time home buy-
ers grants from $5,000 to
$15,000. These are grants
not loans. They will hot be
paid back to the taxpayer.
Tax dollars should be used
to support the necessary
functions of government,
not be used to fund pet proj-
ects that redistribute wealth.
Mayor Peyton, who is sup-
pose to be a Republican is
opposing tax relief for the
middle class. Mayor Peyton
has no credibility in matters
of fiscal responsibility.


The new court house deba-
cle and the inappropriate
city contracts to his former
chief of staff disqualify him.
Additionally, the school
board which failed in its
duty to properly investigate
Dr. Wise's record prior to
hiring him wasted $275,000
of taxpayer dollars in the
way of a settlement, when
They fired him.
The state and local govern-
ments need to be run in a fis-
cally responsible manner. It
is time for property tax
reform! Vote yes on
Amendment 1. If city offi-
cials raise fees, vote them out
of office at the next election.

Larry Dukes
Mayport


Time to see empty center get some tenants


To the editor:
Wal-Mart fought long and
hard to build a SuperStore in
Neptune Beach., including
pulling Neptune Beach into
a state-mandated mediation
process. Although some peo-
ple would say the city and
Wal-Mart were at constant
tension, the mediated agree-
ment between Wal-Mart and
Neptune Beach left both par-
ties satisfied and in friendly
agreement to move forward
cooperatively.
Since then, Neptune Beach
has been waiting patiently
for initial communications
from Wal-Mart to start the
development process, antici-
pating that Wal-Mart would
start right away. But now,
Wal-Mart has decided not to
build due to "economic reali-
ties."
I think some of the eco-
nomic realities are these: (1)
the Wal-Mart explosive sales
growth pattern has not been
sustained for some time, and
the company's holiday sales
were not as good as the pre-
vious years, diminishing the


profit margins for sharehold-,
ers; (2) some of the many
new Wal-Mart store have
ended up stealing customers
from their neighboring
stores (like the one about 5
miles down Atlantic Blvd. or
the one at San Pablo Road
and Beach Blvd.); (3) a study
of the local market would
show that a great number of
the expected customer pool
are active duty military,
retirees and their families
who would likely shop at'the
Commissary and the Navy
Exchange; (4) the departure
of the carrier JFK further
reduced the local customer
base from NS Mayport; and
(5) the general economic
downturn and people's belt-
tightening has been noticed
by everyone.
The shopping center had
many long-time, viable busi-
nesses before the owner
forced them out in favor of a
big.box store that I suppose
was going to provide a signif-
icant financial reward,
replacing several little leases
with one big money lease,


and in so doing, he put all of
his eggs in one basket.
I sincerely hope the shop-
ping center owner (1) gets a
significant payoff from Wal-
Mart for not following
through on the building
deal, (2) will roll up his
sleeves and quickly find
some new tenants for the
shopping center which has
been vacant due to the
owner's dealings for the last
year or more, and (3) will
consider doing a much need-
ed facelift for the shopping
center like the one over in
Atlantic Beach.
Kudos to the Neptune
Beach city council and city
manager for taking on this
situation, following the laws
and working for the best pos-
sible outcomes for our city.'
Now let the market do its
work to fill up the shopping
center with new shops, as
long as they are under
60,000 square feet, please.

Lynda Padrta
Neptune Beach


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ATLANTIC BEACH
John Christopher Gadsen, 27,
was arrested for possession of or
selling a controlled substance on
Jan. 18 in the 90 block of Ardella
Road, according to a police
report.

Armed robbery was reported
on Jan. 19 in the 900 block of
Plaza Drive, according to a police
report. The victim was deliver-
ing takeout food at approxi-
mately 9:47 p.m. when a male
wearing a blue striped coat,
black gloves and a green gas
mask approached him with a
black handgun, according to the
report. The suspect, was approx-
imately 5'7 and 130 pounds,
pointed the gun at the victim
and said "Give me money,"
according to the report. The vic-
tim rolled up his window and
drove away, according to the
report. The suspect did not
touch the victim or his car and
was seen running south towards
the back of the apartment com-
plex, according to the report.

Timothy Neal Smith, 19, was
arrested for possession of a con-
trolled substance on Jan. 20 in
the 300 block of Plaza Drive,
according to a police report.


Felony vandalism was report-
ed on Jan. 20 in the 700 block of
Atlantic Boulevard, according to
a police report.

NEPTUNE BEACH
Burglary to a conveyance was
reported on Jan. 21 in the 1800
block of Hopkins Creek Lane,
according to a police report.
* *
Burglary to a conveyance was
reported on Jan. 21 in the 1000
block of Buddy Crout Lane,
according to a police report.
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Two separate burglaries to
conveyances were reported on
Jan. 21 in the 1500 block of
Leeward Lane, according to a
police report.
* *
Burglary to a conveyance was
reported on Jan. 21 in the 1900
block of Strickland Road, accord-
ing to a police report.
* *
Jolene May Lane, 26, was
arrested on a felony charge of
child abuse and misdemeanor
charges of driving under the
influence and driving under the
influence which causes damages
to a person or property on Jan.
20 in the 500 block of Hopkins


KATHLEEN ANTONINI
Kathleen Antonini, 74, of daughter, Valarie Hall and her
Debary, Fla. died January 15, husband Dan of Ponte Vedra
2008 at the Hospice of Beach; son, Roderick MacNeil
Volusia/Flagler in Orange City, and his wife Marilyn of
Fla. She was born in Charleston, S.C.; and daugh-
McKeesport, Pa. and moved to ter, Heather Herringten and
Volusia County in 1980 from her husband Alex; two sisters,
Poland Village, Ohio. Anne Allshouse and Sally
She was a retired depart- Mazzocco, both of
ment manager for K-Mart in Youngstown, Ohio; five grand-
Orange County and a floor children, Justin, Tommy,
manager for Revco Drug Store Shiana, Sarah and Katie; and
in Boardman, Ohio for 15 four great-grandchildren,
years. She was a veteran of the Samuel, Taylor, Shaina and
U.S. Air Force. Tommy Jr. She also had four
She was a two-year Adjutant stepdaughters, four step-
O.C. American Legion Post grandchildren and step great-
259 member, received the grand kids.
Gold Cross of Color from the She was predeceased by her
Michigan Eastern Star, was brother, Ian McCulley, and
past Mother Advisor of the one grandson, Charlie. She
Rainbow Girls in Osoda, Mich. will be sadly missed, the fami-
and was Past Madam President ly said.
of the Ladies Auxiliary S.W. A memorial service will be
Volusia Order of Eagles. held from 1-3 p.m. February 2
She was the daughter of the in the Highland Estates
late David and Kathleen Clubhouse, Debary, Fla.
McCulley., Shewas-,the wife pf-,, Arrangements entrusted to
Josepl- AptnirL,, having enr Baldafaimlly Fuin ra p Hme
married 28 years. and Crematory, Orange City,
She is survived by her Fla.

WALTER FRANCrS DAVIS


Walter Francis Davis, 84,
died January 22, 2008. Born
January 9, 1924 in
Weehawken, N.J. to Walter F.
Davis and Mildred J. Gilman,
he was educated by the reli-
gious and Jesuits, attended
Fordham University, receiving
academic honors.
He enlisted to serve during
World War II in the U.S. Air
Corps in Europe in Co.E, 104th
Infantry, 26th Division, and in
the Adjutant General's office
with the 17th Base Post Office.
During his career of 30 years
with the U.S. Postal Service as a
postal Inspector, he was hon-
ored by his peers for his record
of arrests and convictions.
He is survived by his wife of
60 years, Vera Vohwinkel; their


children, Ruth Anne, Mary
Alice, Christine and Mark; sis-
ter, Mildred Metz; and eight
grandchildren. He was prede-
ceased by his brother, William,
arrd son, Craig.
He considered his noted life
achievements of little signifi-
cance to a soul in passage from
one world to the next, the fam-
ily said. The spirit who abides
by a faith-based code of behav-
ior, however, endures.
Visitation and prayer service
will be held from 5-7 p.m.
January 25 and funeral at 10:30
a.m. January 26 at St. Joseph's
Historic Church, Mandarin.
In lieu of flowers, the family
suggests a remembrance to
Community Hospice or the
Cancer Society.


photo by KATHY HARTMAN
John Rutkowski (right), manager of Underwood's Jewelers in
Ponte Vedra Beach, presents a check for $4,666 to Cindy
Stoddart, executive director of the Cultural Center at Ponte
Vedra Beach, at a reception at the Center Jan. 18. At left is
Dennis Cox, branch manager for Regions Bank in Ponte Vedra
Beach.


Friday, Jan. 25
FRA Cooks: Fleet Reserve
Association Branch 290 pre-
pares "Pizza/Calzone" dinners
from 5-8 p.m. at the Branch
Home, 390 Mayport Road,
Atlantic Beach. Carry-out
orders are accepted, and the
public is always invited. After
dinner, Doug Bracey's music
entertains from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Saturday, Jan. 26
Beaches Area Model


Railroad Club: The Beaches
Area Model Railroad Club
holds an open house from 12-
3 p.m. at its location in the
Old Mayport Station at the
,Beaches Museum & History
Center, 380 Pabl6" Ave.,
Jacksonville Beach. Another
open house is planned for Feb.
23, same times and location.
For information, call Richard
Paul at 223-5133.

Hospice Volunteers: The
final of three Heartland


Street, according to a police
report.
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Uttering forged bills, checks,
drafts or notes was reported on
Jan. 18 in the 100 block of
Bowles Street, according to a
police report.

Grand theft of a bicycle was
reported on Jan. 18 in the 900
block of Hagler Drive, according
to a police report.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH
St. Johns County Sheriff's
deputies arrested Ronnie
Broward Lewis, 41, Tuesday on
charges of burglary of a con-
veyance, a felony, and posses-
sion of drug paraphenalia, a mis-
demeanor. A witness reported
seeing a man break into a vehi-
cle in the middle parking lot for
beach access in the Guana and
steal a GPS device worth $500,
according to a police report.
Deputies also arrested two
people with Lewis, Reginald
Arriell Jones, 40, and Tina Tucker
Birkholz, 46, on felony charges
of burglary of a conveyance.

A woman reported that a pair
of earrings valued at $9,000 was
taken from her residence in the


800 block of Hawks Nest Court
Monday, according to a police
report.
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A laptop computer, digital
camera, sunglasses, and other
items worth more than $3,100
were stolen between Monday
night and Tuesday morning
from a vehicle in the 100 block
of Sawbill Palm Drive, according
to police.

A video game console, purse,
and other items worth $630
were taken from a vehicle
between Monday night and
Tuesday morning in the 100
block of Old Mill Court, accord-
ing to a police report.
A Ponte Vedra woman was
arrested on a misdemeanor
charge of domestic battery
Tuesday after domestic violence
was reported at a business on
Fairfield Boulevard.
* *
A man's wallet containing
cash and other items worth $75
was stolen from his vehicle
between Monday night and
Tuesday morning in the 100
block of Strong Branch Drive,
according to a police report.
* *


KATHRYN MARY EUSTACE BURNS


Kathryn Mary Eustace "Kay"
Burns, a recent resident of Fleet
Landing, Atlantic Beach, died
January 23, 2008. She chose
happiness as her path and
thought everyone was wonder-
ful, the family said. Her life was
about caring for others.
Born February 10, 1924 in
Waterbury, Conn. to Julia and
John Eustace, she was the
youngest of seven children.
She was swept off her feet, lit-
erally, by the athletic Bernard
Burns, and their wartime
romance was a beautiful love
story.
She was proud to have served
as an X-ray technician at
Griffen Hospital during World
War II. The G.I. Bill sent the
couple, after their wedding, to
the University of Connecticut,
where they had the first of
their five children.
She wore lots of hats and
wore them well, fashion plate
that she was. Devoted daugh-
ter, loving sister, endearing


wife, nurturing mother, grand-
mother and great-grand, and
the best friend you'd ever want
to have, said the family.
Brilliant, beautiful, kind and
athletic, she played tennis,
golf, paddle tennis, bad-
minton, skied, canoed, walked,
gardened, played bridge, vol-
unteered at the school and
hospital, was an avid reader
and still managed to raise her
children and bring food bas-
kets to the poor.
She is survived by four sons,
Bernard (Linda) Burns of
Rumson, N.J., Joseph Burns of
Atlanta, Christopher (Patricia)
Burns of Boston and Jeffrey
(Antoinette) Burns of Denver;
and a daughter, Kathleen
Smith Beaudreau of Atlantic
Beach.
There will be a Mass at St.
John's, Mayport Road, at 11
a.m. January 26. All are invited
to a celebration of her life at 12
p.m., following thie-service,. At
Fleet Landihg.'


ALEXANDER THOMSON


Alexander Thomson, born
February 17, 1932 in Newark,
N.J., died January 21, 2008.
He retired as a Lt. Cmdr. of
the U.S. Navy in 1974 after a 23-
year career. Following his retire-
ment from the Navy, he earned
his Bachelor of Technology and
a Masters in Education from the
University of North Florida.
His pursuit of higher educa-
tion was concurrent with a
teaching career at Florida
Community College of
Jacksonville. After a 30-year
tenure with FCCJ, he retired as a
Professor of Engineering
Technologies in 2004.
He is survived by his wife,
Jeannette Thomson, and his
family, Marie and husband
Gerald Solomon, Doreene and
husband Larry Rollings and
Michelle and husband Tim


Beck; and his grandchildren,
Timothy, Taylor and Alexis
Beck, Anabelle Solomon,
Nathan, Jackson, Ellie and
William Rollings, by whom he
was adored
Viewing was held January 24
at Quinn Shalz Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be at 11
a.m. January 25 at Saint Paul's
Catholic Church, Jacksonville
Beach, followed by interment at
Ponte Vedra Valley Cemetery,
State Road 210. A reception for
family and close friends will fol-
low.
* In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the
Jacksonville Humane Society,
8464 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville
Beach, FL 32216.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.


Hospice Services area volun-
teer training workshops will
be held at 8130 Baymeadows
Way West, Jacksonville. For
information, call 904-737-
2553.

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

Soup's On: Ribault No. 195
OES hosts its annual Soup's
On fundraiser from 11 a.m.-2
p.m. It's all-you-can-eat soup,
salad and bread for $7. The
event will be held at the
Masonic Lodge, 2130 Florida
Blvd., Neptune Beach. There
also will be a silent auction
and door prizes.

Monday, Jan 28
The Jacksonville Beach
Planning Commissison meets
at 7 p.m. in council chambers
at City Hall, 11 3rd St. N.

The Neptune Beach City
Council will meet at 6 p.m. for
a workshop at City Hall.
The Atlantic Beach City


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p.m. in City Hall for its regular
meeting.

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Landscaping tools worth
$1,200 were stolen from a vehi-
cle in the 300 block of North
Roscoe Boulevard between
Tuesday night and Wednesday
morning, according to a police
report.

JACKSONVILLE BEACH
Criminal mischief was report-
ed Jan. 22 in the 1100 block of
Beach Boulevard. A male subject
was observed by several witness-
es letting the air of the tires on a
vehicle. Police said the man was
allegedly upset over an earlier
incident regarding the termina-
tion of a lease.
* *
Criminal mischief was report-
ed Jan. 22 in the 1500 block of
Penman Road. A witness told
police he observed a group of
juveniles in the rear of a business
that was later damaged by paint
balls. The damage was estimated
at $100.
* *
Fraud was reported Jan. 22 in
the 1700 block of The Greens
Way. A relative of the victim told
police that $940 was withdrawn
from her account without her
permission.
* *
Fraud was reported Jan. 22 in
the 300 block of 4th Avenue
North. A man told police that he
received three money orders in
the mail for $950 each from an
unknown subject in Colorado.
The numbers were verified in
the system but there was no dol-
lar amount assigned to any of
the money orders, police said.

Grand theft of a motor vehicle
was reported Jan. 22 in the first
block of 4th Avenue North. A
blue 2004 Dodge four-door val-
ued at $18,500 was stolen after
the owner parked the vehicle
and went into a nearby business


at 12:30 a.m. When he returned
his vehicle was missing along
with his wallet, brief case, cell
phone, check book and identifi-
cation.

Auto burglary was reported
Jan. 23 in the 1000 block of 13th
Avenue North. A GPS monitor-
ing system and an Ipod were"
stolen from the vehicle. An
unknown suspect smashed a
side window to gain access. The
loss was estimated at $300.
* *
Battery was reported Jan. 21 in
the 400 block of 1st Street N. The
victim told police he paid cab
fare for a friend and was waiting
for them on a sidewalk when an
unknown male suspect attempt-
ed to get in the taxi. The victim
said he told the man the cab was
taken and the suspect struck him
once in the side of the head with
a closed fist before fleeing in a
white Cadillac Escalade. The vic-
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SPORTS


January 25, 2008


Senators in district final tonight


DAVID
ROSENBLUM
SPORTS WRITER



Area has a

rich history

with Rolex

24 racing


T e start of the year is
3 always my favorite time
of the year.
January's college bowl
games, the BCS national
championship followed by
NFL playoffs and Super Bowl.
O.K., so maybe the beginning
of the year is a good time for
most sports fans.
For me, though, the fun is
really about to start. This
weekend officially kicks off the
2008 racing season with the
Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, a
twice-around-the-clock race
(read: party) at Daytona
International Speedway.
Yes, it's still a bunch of loud
cars running in circles, though
this "circle" consists of a few
good right turns over the more
traditional left-turn only races
at the track. You might enjoy
those fine aromas of burned
rubber, exhaust and racing
fuel. And if you forget ear
plugs, you'll be screaming
"What?" for the next week
every time someone speaks to
you.
What's so great about all
this, you ask?
It's the history, of course.
For those of you not familiar
with this type of racing, grab a
seat, because Professor
Rosenblum is going to give
you a lecture (a short one, I
promise) on the history of this
sport, or at least this race.
Why should you care? Well,
most of the history of the
Rolex 24 took place right in
our front yard.
Fact is, one of the most sto-
ried teams in the history of
the Rolex race, Brumos Racing,
is stationed right here in
Jacksonville. Two of the great-
est drivers in the history of the
race were Beaches residents;
Hurley Haywood, resides in
Ponte Vedra and one of the
team's legendary drivers from
the past, Peter Gregg, died in
Jacksonville Beach.
The famous No. 59 Brumos
Porsche has found victory, lane
six times in the Rolex 24 Hour.
race, a record for the event.
Haywood won the race five
times in his career, a few of
those behind the wheel of the
No. 59 car.
The late Gregg, once the
owner of Brumos and a speed-,
boat racer out of the Ponte
Vedra Yacht Club, won the
race five times as well.
The Brumos team currently
runs two cars in the Rolex 24
Hour race, which gives fans
two Jacksonville teams to pull
for.
This year's race marks the
first since Brumos President
Bob Snodgrass died last year.
Snodgrass had been a large fig-
ure in the sports car racing'
world, helping build the Rolex
24 Hour race into what it is
today, a meeting of champions
from all types of racing,
including many NASCAR stars
such as Jeff Gordon, Jimmie
Johnson, Juan Pablo Montoya
and even the IRL's Danica
Patrick.
I had a chance'to interview
Snodgrass for a story I was
working on in college a few
years ago. In that interview I
learned about Jacksonville's
history in Daytona and how
much Snodgrass transformed
and watched the sport grow
from high school soccer-sized
crowd to NFL-game crowd in
the past five years.
I know when I head down
to Daytona this weekend, I
have one thing to look for-
ward to. I plan to cheer on the
Brumos team and hope it finds
itself in victory lane. It'd be
the prefect way to represent
Jacksonville sports and honor
the accomplishments of the
man who made sports car rac-
ing what it is today.


By DAVID ROSENBLUM
SPORTS WRITER
The Fletcher High boys soc-
cer team has a guaranteed spot
in the state playoffs.
After a 5-1 semifinal win
over Gainesville Buchholz at
Mandarin High School in the
District 1-6A semifinals
Wednesday, the Senators will
be playing a regional match
next week, regardless of the
results of tonight's district final
match against Orange Park.
"This puts us in the state
tournament," Fletcher head
coach Mike Levine said after
the win. "It's always a big win
in the semifinals. It guarantees
that you get to .play next week.
That's always real exciting."
Fletcher (19-1-2) easily han-
dled Buchholz for the third
time this season.
The Senators scored early in
the game and built a healthy
advantage in the first half,
leading 4-0 at the break.
Fletcher scored quickly in
the second half before resting
most of its starters and playing
numerous players off the
bench.
"The guys did everything
they needed to .do tonight,"
Levine said. "They got up early
and we were able to get a lot of
players in the game. We're up
5-0 and we had a lot of players
in the game that deserved to
be in the game because they
worked hard all year.
"Now, there's a reason some
people are the leading scorers,
so we took them out and the
game changes. The other guys
did a great job. We could not
have accomplished what we
did this year without the guys
that come off the bench for
us."
Sophomore Tony Katrreh
scored twice for Fletcher, one
on a dazzling breakaway from
a Bobcats defender, and assist-
ed on another goal.
Sean Tracy scored on a
penalty kick and Jarrett Hoey
and Gabe Smith each found
the back of the net for the
Senators.
Senior co-captains Cabe
NolaA and Donald Grzena a
each helped with assists-in the'
game, Nolan recording two
and Grzena one.
Goalkeeper Taylor Wyman
was nearly flawless between
the pipes, recording eight saves
and giving up just one goal, to
Kyler Sparks.
The win sets Fletcher up for
the district final tonight'
against Orange Park, which
advanced after beating
Mandarin 2-1 in the other
semifinal Wednesday night.


Photo by DAVID ROSENBLUM
Fletcher High midfielder/forward Seanr Tracy,(7) battles for the ball during Wednesday's district semifinal against Gainesville
Buchholz played at Mandarin. The Senators won, 5-1, to advance to tonight's District 1-6A championship game.


Levine didn't have a favorite son and swept Mandarin in
in that game, since Fletcher 'their two minatches.
had success against both teams "This is what it's all about
during the regular season. The this time of year," Levine said.
Senators recorded a win and a "Orange Park is playing great
tie over Orange Park this sea- lately and Mandarin has great


talent. If they put it together,
they can be a tough team."
Despite the Senators' success
against the district rivals, ,
Levine admits it's still anyone's
game in the District' 1-6A


Photo by DAVID ROSENBLUM
Senators sophomore Tony Kattreh had two goals in Wednesday night's victory over Gainesville Buchholz. Kattreh is Fletcher's lead-
ing scorer this season, with 19 goals and 14 assists.


championship.
"They were all great games,"
Levine said of the regular sea-
son battles. "It's not like any-
one blew the other team out.
It's going to be a great game
Friday night, so much to see.
"It's as good of soccer in the
Jacksonville area that there is."
The Senators will battle the
Raiders tonight at Mandarin
High with kickoff slated for 7
p.m.
Regionals are set to start Jan.
31. A win tonight will earn the
Senators homefield advantage
for the first game of the state
playoffs.

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Lee 51, Fletcher 36
The Senators were ousted in
the quarterfinal round of the
Gateway Conference tourna-
ment Wednesday.
Christine Perkins led
Fletcher with 12 points, fol-
lowed by Alex Brooks with
seven, Octavia Mitchell with
six and Megan Arias who
scored five.
It was a big first quarter by
Lee that set the tone for the
game. The Rebels scored 16
points while holding Fletcher
to just four.
The Senators rallied with a
19-point second quarter to
close to gap to 29-23 at the
half.
The third quarter was
marked by turnovers and fre-
quent missed shots as Lee
padded its lead with five
points to Fletcher's four.
In the fourth, the Rebels
found their stroke to score 17
points while holding the
Senators to eight.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Forrest 56, Fletcher 51
Antwoin Conerly led Fletcher
13 points but it wasn't enough
as the Senators fell to Forrest
Tuesday night.
Darious Campbell scored
nine points in the loss, as did
Laquille Lawrence. Lamar
Scruggs tossed in six, Trevor
Adeeb had five points including
a three-pointer, and Brandon
Hickson scored four points.
Fletcher led 27-25 at the half
but Forrest used a 19-point
fourth quarter to rally for the
win.


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Jacksonville Beach Babe Ruth
Baseball will conduct registra-
tion 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
class.
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-esteem.
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 beachgirlsfitness.com.
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
8.
Forms and schedules may be
obtained at gate-riverrun.com
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 line.
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 companion
race day events, visit www.gate-
riverrun.com or phone 731-
1900.
Lacrosse
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 nec-
essary.
Those interested in helping,
out must become certified in
order to do so. Contact Scotff
Cleary at scleary@harrelland-
harrell.com for more informa-
tion.
Also, visit PVAAcoachtrain-
ing.com User ID: PVAA,
Password: Coach for additional
details.
Team moms and other vari-
ous volunteers will be needed
throughout the season.
Rugby
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 taking place
at the University of North
Florida's Hodges Stadium on
Jan. 26.
Actor Russell Crowe recent-
ly hosted the American
Chopper crew while they were
in Aust-ralia 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.


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Artist's Reception
Friends of the GTM
Research Reserve will host a
"Meet the Artist" reception
for nature photographer
Robert Storm-Burks from 6-8
p.m. Jan. 25. Storm-Burks'
photography is on display in
the Research Reserve's
Environmental Education
Center and available for pur-
chase at the Friends of the
Research Reserve Nature
Store through March 31. Call
904-823-4500 for reserva-
tions to attend the recep-
tion. Refreshments will be
served,
Art Exhibit at Adele
Grage
An exhibition of Sean
Mahan's oil on wood and
Julio Williams' photography
on canvas runs through
March 28 at the Adele Grage
Cultural Center, 716 Ocean
Blvd. at 7th Street in
Atlantic Beach.
Master Class
First Coast Opera presents
"Master Class," a look at the
life of Maria Callas, Jan. 25-
27 at Limelight Theatre, 11
Mission St., St. Augustine.
The performances begin at 8
p.m., with cash bar at 7:30
p.m. Tickets are $18 in
advance and $20 at the door.
For reservations, call 904-
417-5555. For information,
visit
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Talbot Critters
A park ranger will talk
about the species that inhab-
it the natural communities
of the undeveloped barrier
islands of northeast Florida
starting at 11 a.m. Jan. 26.
The program takes place at
Pavilion 6 on Little Talbot
Island. No reservations are
necessary, and the program
is free with regular park
admission. Call the Talbot
Islands Ranger Station at
904-251-2320 for informa-
tion. For information on
Florida State Parks, visit
www.FloridaStateParks.org.
Faculty Chamber Music
Jacksonville University fac-
ulty members Artie Clifton,
Marguerite Richardson and
Scott Watkins perform the
music of Bartok,
Khachaturian, Bolcom and
Schirmer starting at 7:30
p.m. Jan. 26 at JU's Terry
Concert Hall.
Kiowa's Odyssey
"A Kiowa's Odyssey: A
Sketchbook from Fort
Marion" will be on display
at the Cummer Museum
through March 16. The exhi-
bition contains illustrations
made in 1877 by Etahdleuh
Doanmoe, a Kiowa who was
among 72 Indians captured
by the U.S. Army during the
Plains Wars andciricarcerated
for three years at Fort
Marion in St. Augustine. The
exhibit is free to members;
for non-members the cost is
$10. For information, call
904-356-6857.
Weekend Nature Movie
Guana Tolomato Matanzas
National Estuarine Research
Reserve presents "From
Whaling to Watching-The
Northern Right Whale" on


Saturday and Sunday in
January. Admission to the
Environmental Education
Center is $2 for adults and
$1 for children aged' 10-17;
children under 10 are free.
For information, call 904-
823-4500..

Duval County Art
Teachers Exhibition
Work in a variety of media
by Duval County artists who
also are educators in local
schools runs through Feb. 13
in the Alexander Brest
Gallery at Jacksonville
University.
Art in the House
The Cummer Museum
presents Art in the House, an
exhibition of works from
children at the Sulzbacher
Center for the Homeless.'


The cost to non-members is
$10; members are free. For
irtformation, call 355-0630.


photo by CHANEL MARTIN
Police interrogators Ariel (Jennifer Gagnon) and Tupolski (Wesley Nielsen) grill murder suspect Katurian (A.J. Pratt) in a scene
from 'The Pillowman." The Orpheus Theater production is staged today at 8 p.m. at the University of North Florida.




Encore for ihe Pillowman'


by JOHNNY WOODHOUSE
ASSOCIATE EDITOR
rT'he Orpheus Theater Group is leav-
ing the tight confines of a convert-
ed yoga studio at the Beaches for
the big stage.
The budding theater group based at
The Body Gallery in Jacksonville Beach
is staging an encore performance of its
,s6pho6ihorpjprodution-"The PillowmIan."'
at 8 p.m. today at the University of
North Florida's Robinson Theater.
The performance is free and open to
the public.
A black comedy about a fiction writer
whose short stories bear a strong similar-
ity to a string of child murders, "The
Pillowman" originally ran Dec. 7-23 at
the Body Gallery, where seating is com-
prised of 30 or so folding chairs.
UNF's Robinson Theater seats 398 and
features a 35-by-30-foot stage with light-
ing and sound enhancements.
"We are delighted tobe able to re-
stage the play at UNF," said Jennie
Jarvis, Orpheus Theater Group's co-
founder and artistic director.
"Everyone who came to see our origi-
nal run of the show at the Body Gallery
really loved it, and we can't wait to
share the play with new audiences.
"We really think that the UNF loca-
tion will draw in new faces, such as stu-
dents and other community members
who weren't able to catch the show at


the Beach."
Osprey Productions, a division of
UNF's Student Government, invited
Orpheus to re-stage the Tony Award-
winning play, which made its Broadway.
debut in April 2005 starring Billy
Crudup and Jeff Goldblum.
Said Spencer Tyce, assistant director
for Ospresy Productions: "We hope that
supporting local theater groups and pro-
viding them with.quality venues will
not only enhance the awareness of local
artists to view the University of North
Florida as a supporter of all artistic
methods, but will also introduce the stu-
dent body to more diverse and stimulat-
ing entertainment."
Jarvis, who directs "The Pillowman,"
said the play, which earned Tony awards
for best lighting and best scenic design,
"is, at its heart, a story about an artist's
struggle to become immortal through
his art.
"It is a play about death and overcom-
ing death," she added.
Written by Irish playwright Martin
McDonagh, an Oscar winner for "Six
Shooter," a 2005 live action short film
shot in Ireland, "The Pillowman"
includes scenes of murder, torture and
police brutality, but the script is not
short on comedy.
"It's hilarious," said Jarvis, who co-
founded Orpheus with actor A.J. Pratt,
who plays the lead role of Katurian, a
short story writer under suspicion for


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the murder of children.
"The show would not be as powerful
as it is without the comedy in it."
The cast also features Jennifer Gagnon
and Wesley Nielsen as a pair of brutal
police investigators and Jeff Wells as
Katurian's mentally ill brother Michal,
who is also a murder suspect.
Jarvis went against the grain to cast
Gagnon as Ariel, one of the over-the-top
inteirrogatois. The role was originally
written for a man.
"She's brilliant in that role," said
Jarvis, a Florida State University film
grad who worked in film and theater in
southern California for 10 years.
"She doesn't take any masculinity out
of the piece. We auditioned males and
females for the role and Jennifer was the
best."
Nielsen beat out two dozen males for
the role of Tupolski, the lead investiga-
tor. Wells, who directed Nielsen in "A
Party to Murder" last fall at the Atlantic
Beach Experimental Theatre, was Jarvis'
first choice to play the childlike Michal.
Justin Bell and Erin Thursby play mul-
tiple roles as murder victims.
"Comedies don't come any blacker
than 'The Pillowman,' the spellbinding
stunner of a play by Martin McDonagh,"
said critic Ben Brantley of The New York
Times in 2005.


See ORPHEUS, B-3


BOOK SIGNING


A taste of

Tuscany at

Book Mark

FROM CONTRIBUTOR
The Book Mark in Atlantic
Beach will host a combined
wine-tasting and a book-sign-
ing event at 7 p.m. Saturday for
best-selling author and vintner
Ferenc Mate, the author of "A
Vineyard in Tuscany: a wine
lover's dream."
Mate's illustrated memoir
takes readers through the
restoration of an 800-year-old
house, the planting of 15 acres,
and some surprises the author
and his wife encountered in
surrounding countryside,
including a clearing covered in
Italian mushrooms, a cen-
turies-old lost Etruscan city,
and a canyon of waterfalls.
When the couple opened the
vineyard together, they strug-
gled and thrived while learning
the secrets of how to grow the
best grapes and make superb
wines from world-famous vint-
__ner neighbors.
Within the first years, their
wines received international
acclaim. Morrell's of New York
named the MAit Syrah the
"2007 Italian Wine of the
Year".
Mate is the author of the
international bestseller "The
Hills of Tuscany" and a novel,
"Ghost Sea." His books of pho-
tography include "A New
England Autumn" and
"World's Best Sailboats." He is
currently writing the next vol-
ume of the Dugger/Nello series,
set in Tahiti, titled "Sea of Lost
Dreams." Fans of "Ghost Sea"
and wine-lovers will be intro-
duced to new wine and the
world behind the wine at this
event.
The Book Mark is at 299
Atlantic Blvd. For more details,
call 241-9026.'


photo submitted
Guest vocalists Lis Soderberg (above) and Rique Franks will
perform "Women Who Rock" with the Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra Saturday at Jacoby Hall. The 8 p.m. concert, featuring
the music of Fleetwood Mac, is part of the JSO's "Plugged In
Series. Tickets start at $25. Call 354-5547,


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THEATRE NOTICES


"THE RIDE DOWN
MOUNT MORGAN" The
Arthur Miller production is
staged at 8 p.m. today and
Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at
the Altantic Beach
Experimental Theatre, 716
Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach.
Tickets are $15 and $12. The
play closesx Feb. 2. Call 249-
7177 for information.

"BREAKING UP IS HARD
TO DO" This musical is
staged at 8 p.m. every Tuesday
through Sunday and 11 a.m.
every Saturday and noon every
Sunday through Feb. 10 at the
Alhambra Dinner Theatre,
12000 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville. Doors open two
hours prior to curtain. Tickets
range from $39 to $46 for din-
ner and the show. Call 641-
1212 for reservations.

"THE PILLOWMAN" -
An encore performance of The
Orpheus Theater Group pro-
duction of "The Pillowman" is
8 p.m. today at the University
of North Florida's Robinson
Theater. The adult drama is
free and open to the public.


For more details, call Osprey
Productions at 620-2460 or
visit www.orpheustheater-
group.com

JESUS CHRIST SUPER-
STAR
Open auditions 1 to 5 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 18, for the
Alhmabra Dinner Theatre pro-
duction. Seeking principal and
chorus performers. Run date
April 9-June 1 at 12000 Beach
Blvd. Call 641-1212.

BOOMTOWN THEATRE
in downtown Jacksonville is
auditioning for its ongoing
Thurs.-night series, "Pulp
Fiction Theatre." Actors and
actresses of young- to mature-
adult age are needed for a vari-
ety of roles, from main and
supporting roles to "extras"
with no dialogue. Auditions
will be held on consecutive
Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m.
at 9th & Main Espresso Cafe,
1850 N. Main St. in the
Springfield area of
Jacksonville. For info or direc-
tions, call Steve Bailey at 246-
0312.


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photo submitted
Karen Garrett, left, Cliff Rigsbee and Libta Gysel in a scene from ABET's local premiere of Arthur Miller's drama, "The Ride Down
Mt. Morgan." Tickets are $15 and $12 (for seniors, students and military), and reservations are recommended.




Give your mower the once over this month


January is marching along
with typical January weather
- cold one day, warm the
next. In fact I had winds
blowing so hard from the
north last evening I thought
I'd catch a snowflake or two.
This time of year that we
call "winter" is just that; one
never knows from one day to
the next what Mother Nature
will bring. For any newcomer,
this is what to expect through
the month of February and
some years even through
March. So if you are making
decisions to move here or not,
factor this crazy unpredictable
weather in.
For you homeowners,
depending on how close you
live to the beach or the
Intracoastal, you'll either have
more mushy leaves or more
flowers blooming. I have more
mushy leaves. A gentleman
brought a clump of healthy,
green St. Augustine grass into
the Extension Service today
for a few of us Master
Gardeners to diagnose the
"problem", and we all said,
"What problem?"
He seemed convinced that
because he could pull his
green grass out easily that
there must be a problem lurk-
ing somewhere. His grass has
not been frozen back, it had
no signs of insects, and its
root system was in good
shape.
But, for everyone to under-
stand this, just know that
some yards are dead looking,
some are not, some plants are
mushy, but some are not, we
are in a wishy-washy period
and that is all it is. Actually,
there still is a real problem
with 'the Asian Scale on the


BARBARA
MATHESON
GARDENING
COLUMNIST


Sago palms, but if you do not
have that, then relax.
Typically, folks who like to
garden are thinking ab mi tl 1
planting things maybe veg-
etables, new annuals, or some
fruit trees. There will be a
wonderful workshop on plant-
ing vegetable seeds, held this
Saturday, which I believe I
mentioned in last week's
issue. If you miss it, then look
for another one on Feb. 23
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
Duval County Cooperative
Extension Service, 1010
N.McDuff Ave. It is called the
Florida Friendly Spring
Gardening Fest and topics
that will be covered include
growing vegetables, tomato
tips, composting and vermi-
culture, turf tips, landscape
design principles, edible fruits,
invasive plants, targeting
pests, fertilizer tips, identify-
ing good and bad insects, and
so much more.
. There will be informational
booths and vendors as well as
actual talks given. The cost is
$10 and you'll need to register


by calling 387-8850. By the
end of February you will be
more than ready to do some
things outside, so this work-
shop might be perfect for you,
especially if you are new to
North Florida.
As for now, here are the typ-
ical things you can be doing
in your yards; take your pick
because there are a lot of
them and they can be
stretched out over two
months without a worry.
Give your mower the once
over. Check it out, clean it up,
dump the dirty oil into an
appropriate container to be
saved for hazardous waste day,
and replace it with fresh oil,
sharpen the blades and maybe
invest in an extra one or two,
Eilll thfiftirigs_ You will
notnheed the mower for
awhile so I would not fill it
with gasoline quite yet.
Remove leaves from your
lawns because they will cause
a fungus to grow as they
decompose. Rather mow over
them and add them to your
landscape beds, or don't even
mow them, but simply add
them to the beds. We are
working toward always having
a minimum 3-inch layer of
organic mulch (not rubber),
and fallen leaves are perfect
examples of great organic
matter.
It is time to prune decidu-
ous trees and shrubs. I always
hate to bring this topic up
because it is typical that some-
one hauls out the chainsaw or
turns into Edward
Scissorshands instantly,
destroying all the natural
shape of the tree or shrub'as
they get their jollies from
whacking it to shreds.


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inside or in the garage if a
freeze is predicted. They will
need to be watered during this
time, but don't overdo it.
When all chance of frost has
passed, it will be time to plant
them into the ground if you
so desire. They have special
needs which I'll go over then.
Unless we have rain, you'll
need to water your lawn once
every 10 days or so. Always
water 24 to 48 hours ahead of
a freeze and never during a
freeze. Only the professionals
who handle their crops should
be doing this; the homeowner
needs to get his watering done
before the freeze hits. This
allows the homeowner's
plants to go into a freeze peri-
od with roots filledwti7a-leTer
and as strong as possible ..
Pull any lawn weeds you
see, and you'll see plenty of
chickweed now. It is better to
pull it than use any weed
killers. A healthy lawn reduces
the amount of weeds and win-
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if your lawn actually is quite '
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Smorgasbord of art today


Enjoy a smorgasbord of
modern art tonight
when the Jacksonville
Museum of Contemporary Art
opens its new exhibit.
The exhibit consists of four
separate exhibits.
"Contemporary Visions: A
Focus On Jacksonville
Collections" contains works
by Mark Rothko, Helen
Frankenthaler, Andy Warhol,
Richard Estes and other
names familiar in today's
contemporary art world.
They are on loan to the
museum through the generos-
ity of local collectors.
"Continental Shifts: The
Art of Edouard Duval-Carries"
consists of paintings and
sculptures by this Haitian-
born artist.
A third exhibit, "Ramen
Noodles 2008" an installation
by Korean-born artist Song-
Wook Lee, consists of thou-
sands of pieces of yarn that
resemble noodles. The large
sculpture will be constructed
with large squares of yarn
glued together and will rise to
9 feet.
The fourth exhibit consists
of the works of Jacksonville
area art educators. This exhib-
it consists of a variety of
media and will be on the fifth
floor in the museum's educa-
tion department. On
Wednesday, you can enjoy a
lunchtime lecture by J.
Marshall Adams, director of
education. A boxed lunch
from Cafe Nola will be avail-
able for $10. Call 366-6911,
ext. 215.
The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens in Jacksonville
opened "A Kiowa's Odyssey:
A Sketchbook from Fort
Marion" this week.
The exhibit contains illus-
trations made in 1877 by
Etahdleuh Doanmoe, a Kiowa
wpo was among 72 Native
Americans captured by the
Army during the Plains Wars
and incarcerated for three
years at Fort Marion in St.
Augustine.
The inscriptiors, ph6o -'-
graphs and drawings in".
Doanmoe's sketchbook
chronicle scenes of life on the
plains, surrender to military
forces, the journey to Florida
and experiences at the fort.
The exhibition will be on
display at the Cummer
through March 16.
"Art From The Ashes: In
Stabiano, Exploring the
Ancient Seaside Villas of the
Roman Elite" will end Feb. 3.
On Sunday, you will be able
to see the exhibit free of
charge for Family Free Day.


ALICE
GARTLAND
ART SCENE


Call 356-6857.
*
The Cultural Center at
Ponte Vedra Beach Jan. 18
opened an exhibit of works.
entitled "Additional
Selections from the Artists
Members."
These are works not includ-
ed in the first juried members
show last month. You will
find the quality of the works
excellent and equal to the
first show.
Call the Center for a list of
ongoing classes for all ages
and all levels at 280-0614.

FOCUS Cummer and
Friends of the Ponte Vedra
Beach Branch Library will
present a program, "Tour of


the Cummer Museum Art and
Gardens" with Jeanette
Toohey, chief curator at the
Cummer Museum, on
Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m.
Reservations are required
and can be made by calling
Bruce Bunt at 543-9468.
The gallery on the South
Campus of Florida
Community College at
Jacksonville will open a new
exhibit, "The Scene Is The
Thing: Stage Design By
Johnnie Pettigrew" on Feb.
14. A reception is scheduled 6
tp.m. o 8 p.m. Call 646-2023.
The University of North
Florida Gallery opened
"Legacy: Continuum.
Paintings and collages by
David C. Driskell" will be fea-
tured as well as quilts, films,
collages and scrolls by David
Pinder.
A reception for this exhibit
will be at the end of the
exhibit on Thursday, Feb. 21,
from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call
620-2234.
Players By-the-Sea commu-
nity theater in Jacksonville
Beach will open Julius X on
Feb. 1. The theater is at 106
6th St. N. Call 249-0289 for
reservations.
* *


The J. Johnson Gallery in
Jacksonville Beach last weeek
opened an exhibit of works
by Mark Messersmith that
will be at the gallery through
March 14.
Enjoy the colorful, intricate
works which include a variety
of animals, birds, foliage,
flowers all spread throughout
his compositions.
The gallery is at 177 4th
Ave. N. Call 435-3290.
Duval County Art Teachers
Exhibition
Work in a variety of media
by Duval County artists who
also are educators in local
schools runs through Feb. 13
in the Alexander Brest Gallery
at Jacksonville University.

The Cummer Museum pres-
ents Art in the House, an
exhibition of works from chil-
dren at the Sulzbacher Center
for the Homeless. The exhibi-
tion showcases the stories of
24 children, ranging in age
from 3 to 23, whose life expe-
riences are focused on sur-
vival and security. Through a
series of workshops, the chil-
dren created paintings, prints,
collages, ceramic and wire
sculptures. The collection of
approximately 60 works will
be on exhibit through Feb.
24.Call 355-0630.


photo submitted
The American Boys Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Palms Presbyterian Church in
Jacksonville Beach. Currently celebrating its 17th anniversary season, the group is regarded as
the country's premier concert boys choir. Its members come from eight states and four foreign
countries and pursue a rigorous musical and academic curriculum at The American Boychoir
School.. Call 246-6427 for more information.


Orpheus: 'Pillowman'


photo submitted
Peter Wright, principal clarinetist of the Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra, is featured in a program titled "Mozart Unlimited"
today at 11 a.m. as part of the Mayo Clinic Coffee Series and
tonight at 8 p.m. as part of the JSO's Discovery Series concert.
For more details, call 354-5547.


photo submitted
Susan D. Ober's Leaf Project #13, pouring light, pouring shad-
ow, is on exhibit at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra.


photo submitted*
Beaches Chapel School students, from left, Alexandria McArdle,
, Mark Coffey, Aidan Soulby, Jake Holbert, Morgan Delks, and
David Porfidio at the Cummer Museum gardens.



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'Cloverfield' combines 'Blair Witch' with 'Godzilla,' with mixed success


by HAL NEWSOME
REVIEWER

"Cloverfield," which opened
Friday, comes off like a cross
between 1999's "The Blair
Witch Project" and 1998's
"Godzilla," with varying degrees
of success while a much better
thriller and monster movie
than "Godzilla," "Cloverfield"'
falls short of the sheer creepi-
ness of "Blair."
Like "Blair Witch,"
"Cloverfield" is told strictly
through "found" videotape
footage after a catastrophic
attack on Manhattan (and be
warned the majority of the
camera work is incredibly jerky;
if you're prone to motion sick-
ness, you may want to avoid
this movie). Like "Godzilla," a
huge monster has attacked
Manhattan.
For the first 15 minutes or so,
the videotape consists of a


going-away party for Rob
(Michael Stahl-David), which
introduces us to the main char-
acters of Rob and his brother,
Jason (Mike Vogel); Jason's girl-
friend, Lily (Jessica Lucas);
"Hud" (T.J. Miller); and Marlena
(Lizzy Caplan). Through a few
old clips left on the videotape,
and a tense moment, at the
party, we learn that Rob had
slept with his friend, Beth
(Odette Yustman) several weeks
before, resulting in an argu-
ment when Beth shows up at
the party with a date. After a
harsh confrontation with Rob,
Beth and her date leave.
Moments later, the building
is rocked and loses power
momentarily. When the power
returns, a television news clip
reports that a tanker has cap-
sized hear the Statue of. Liberty.
The partygoers head for the
roof for a better view. In the dis-
tance, a building explodes,


showering burning rubble
upon them. They head for the
street, in time to see another
explosion, followed by a large
object hurtling toward them.
Once it comes to rest in the
street, the object is revealed to
be the head of the Statue of
Liberty.
There follows a strange roar-
ing sound, and a huge shape is
glimpsed in the distance.
Everyone starts running, with
Marlena announcing that she
had seen something huge that
was alive and eating people.
They and many others
attempt to flee by crossing the
Brooklyn bridge; this proves
disastrous when a huge tentacle
or tail rises from the water and
destroys the bridge, killing
many. U.S. military forces arrive
and begin attacking the crea-
ture; this also proves disastrous,
as large spider-like parasites
drop from the creature and dec-


imate the forces.
Returning to the city, Rob
receives a call on his cell phone
from Beth, informing him that.
she is trapped in her apartment.
Rob decides to attempt a rescue,
with his friends reluctantly
agreeing to accompany him.
Throughout the ensuing
chaos, Hud continues to record
the events, asserting that some-
one needs to know what tran-
spired.
Circumstances deteriorate
rapidly; a trip through a subway
tunnel results in Marlena-being
bitten by one of the parasites.
Also, as they attempt to rescue
Beth, they are hampered at
nearly every turn by the appear-
ance of the creature.
"Cloverfield" was conceived
and produced by J.J. Abrams
(director of "Mission:
Impossible 3," creator and exec-
utive producer of TV's "Alias"
and executive producer of


"Lost"), and directed by Matt
Reeves ("Felicity," "Under Siege
II: Dark Territory") from a script
by Drew Goddard ("Buffy the
Vampire Slayer," "Angel" and
"Lost").
As a monster movie,
"Cloverfield" is nearly perfect -
the creature remains only par-
tially-glimpsed for most of the
movie, and what is seen is pre-
sented in terrifying images; a
barely-seen, shape towering
among skyscrapers, hidden in
shadow. Unlike King Kong or
Godzilla, there is really no sym-
pathy evoked for the monster;
this creature is more like a force
of nature a huge, living storm
that is destroying everything in
its path, seemingly without rea-
son.
Unfortunately, the human
cast doesn't evoke much sym-
pathy, either or any other
emotions, for that matter. As in
the "Blair Witch," the actors are


mostly little-known; unlike
"Blair Witch," there is very little
character development. We can
sympathize with them for their
plight, but only as much as we
sympathize with everyone else
in the city. Of course, the
"founrt footage" format is pre-
sented as real, and we can imag-
ine that most videos recorded
under the stress of a disaster of
this scope would not linger on
character development, either.
These criticisms aside, how-
ever, "Cloverfield" stands as per-
haps the best giant monster
movie ever. Just remember that
it is, basically, a monster movie.
"Cloverfield" is rated PG-13
for "violence, terror and dis-
turbing images." Heed the rat-
ing young children could find
this movie very frightening.
And once again, if you suffer
from motion sickness, you may
want to avoid this movie alto-
gether.


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

Bo's Coral Reef, 201 5th Ave.
N., Jacksonville Beach, 246-
-9874. DJs and female imperson-
ators weekly.

Culhanes Irish Pub, 967
Atlantic Blvd.,. Atlantic Beach ;
249-9595, Sat, Jan 26 The
Mcllroys perform at 9 p.m. cel-
ebrating Rabbie Bums Birthday
(Scotland's National Poet).


SHOWTIMES


REGAL 18

How She Move. Rated PG13.
Fri.-Thurs., Noon, 2:20, 4:45,
7:20, 10:10.

Meet the Spartans. Rated
PG13. Fri.-Thurs., 12:20, 2:40,
4:50, 7:30, 10:00.

Rambo. Rated R. Fri.-Thurs.,
12:20, 2:45, 5:05, 7:40, 10:15.

Untraceable. Rated R. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:05, 2:30, 5:05, 7:45,
10:35.


* *
27 Dresses. Rated PG13. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:55, 3:55, 7:10, 9:45.
* *
Cloverfield. Rated PG13. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:10, 12:45, 2:25, 2:55,
4:40, 5:15, 7:10, 7:50, 9:20,
10:20.

Mad Money. Rated PG13. Fri.-
Thurs., 1:00, 4:00, 7:45, 10:35.

First Sunday. Rated PG13. Fri.-
Thurs., 1:10, 4:05, 7:55, 10:30.
* -
The Pirates Who Don't Do
Anything: A Veggie Tales Movie.
Rated G. Fri.-Thurs., 12:30, 2:50,


5:10.
* *
There Will Be Blood. Rated R.
Fri.-Thurs., Noon, 3:30, 7:00,
10:25.

The Bucket List. Rated PG13.
Fri.-Thurs.,12:10, 2:35, 4:55,
7:15, 9:35.
National Treasure: Book of
Secrets. Rated PG. Fri.-Thurs.,
12:35, 3:35, 7:05, 10:05.
* *
Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Rated PG. Fri.-Thurs., 12:25,
2:50, 5:10, 7:35.
* *


I Am Legend. Rated PG13.
Fri.-Thurs., 1:05, 6:55.

The Kite Runner. Rated PG13.
Fri.-Thurs., 3:40, 9:25.
S* *
Atonement. Rated R. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:40, 3:45, 6:50, 9:40.

Juno. Rated PG13. Fri.-Thurs.,
12:15, 2:40, 5:00, 7:25, 9:50.

The Savages. Rated R. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:50, 3:50, 6:45, 9:30.

No Country For Old Men.
Rated R. Fri.-Thurs., 9:55.


Special Appearance by
Jacksonville Pipes & Drums at
7.30 p.m-: ; :7"ww ssm
.Sun, Jan 27 Glas Na Tara
School of Irish Dancers perform
at 4.30 p.m. followed by
Michael Funge at 6 p.m. (Trad.
Irish Music in Dinning Room)

Freebird Live, 200 N. 1st St.,
Jacksonville Beach, 246-BIRD.
Tonight is Beth's Big B-Day
Bash featuring Dread Clampitt.
The show is all ages. Saturday,
Jan. 26 Five Star Failure per-
forms for their "CD release
party." As Daylight Burns joins
them for the all ages show.
Sunday, Jan. 27 Tiger Army
perform. The show also features
The Dear & Departed and Kings
Of Hell.
More ticket and more per-
formance information is avail-
able at www.freebirdlive.com.

Mackenzies Steakhouse, 100
Sawgrass Village Drive, Ponte
Vedra Beach, 543 -9143. Murray
Goff performs tonight from 8
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 Don
Miniard perfoms at 8 p.m.
Sunday, Jan 27 Murray Goff
perfoms again begining at 5
p.m. More information avail-
able at www.mackenziessteak-
house.com.
Ocean Club, 401 1st Street
North, Jacksonville Beach.
Tonight and every Friday is
ladies night with no cover
charged. $3 Smirnoffs all night.


DJ Wes Reed spins hip hop,
dance, electro and remixes in
the- OC. Bliss room.. DJ..G.eorge
Torres spins your favorite Top
40 songs in the Tiki Bar.
Every Saturday the Infader
spins Top 40 music and Mash
Ups. Live music and UFC pay-
per-view in the.OC liquor store.
$12 premium cocktail pitchers
and $15 premium L.I.T. pitch-
ers are offered. $2 Miller Lights
all night. NFL tickets are avail-
able all day in the OC liquor
store on Sundays.
Enjoy industry standard
Sunday nights with: DJ Capone
spinning dance and live video
in the OC Bliss, Lonely spin-
ning rock & roll in the OC
liquor store and Pili Pili playing
live reggae oceanfront in the
Tiki Bar. $1 wells and $3 premi-
ums offered.. More information
available at. www.oceanclub-
jax.com.

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

Twisted Sisters Cafe, 1266
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach,
241-6453. Alexander Seier plays
tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
for dinner, then Fat Aspirin take


the stage at 9:30 p.m. Saturday,
Jan. 26 will feature live music.


KARAOKE

The Atlantic, 333 N. 1st St.,
Jacksonville Beach. Jocelyn &
the Geronimos host Karaoke-A-
Go-Go every Tuesday. Service
industry drink specials offered,
$2 premiums, drafts, bottles
and house wines. Everybody
else drinks $3 wells and $2
domestic drafts. All sushi rolls
are $1 off.
Lynih's Irish Pub, 514 N. 1st
St., Jacksonville Beach. Karaoke
,is held at 9:30 p.m. every
Sunday.
Monkey's Uncle Tavern,
1850 3rd Street S., Jacksonville
Beach. Karaoke every Tuesday,
Wednesday, Saturday and
Sunday with a contest at 11
p.m. every other Thursday.


Saturday, February 2, 2008 8:OOPM

FLAGLER COLLEGE AUDITORIUM
14 GRANADA STREET
Since the iwiception of the
company in 1987, one of
the artistic goals of the
directors, Don and
Patricia Cantwell and
resident choreographer
Jill Eathorne Bahr, has
Oki... been.to devketp& adis-
tinctive repertory with a mix of works by great con-
temporary choreographers. The Charleston Ballet The-
atre is not your run-of-the-mill ballet company steeped
in white tuttis and old Russian classics. It is a com-
pany of artists committed to the excellence of artistic
quality who have retained their own distinctive char-
acteristics. That style can best be described as an ease
in nerformin .


Presented by the
EMMA CONCERT ASSOCIATION
and FLAGLER COLLEGE
Visit EMMA at www.emmaconcerts.com
e-mail:emmainfo@bellsouith.net
Coming February 10, 2008 at 2:00PM
Stanislaw Drzewiecki (Pianist)


The Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville Beaches
wishes to express our THANKS to the community for supporting our
5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. On Monday, December 3, 2007, eighty
players enjoyed this tournament supporting The Boys & Girls Club of Jacksonville
Beaches, together with other local Kiwanis Children's Charities and Scholarships.

Our Sincere Thanks to Major Sponsors:
Morgan Stanley: The Dixon-Powell Group
Oceanside Bank

And participating Golf Celebrity, Calvin Peete


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The Players' Championship
Deerwood Country Club
Jacksonville Country Club
Selva Marina Country Club
Marriott at Sawgrass
Victory III Cruise
University of North Florida
Hampton Inn.
Casa Marina
Windsor Park Golf Club
The Champions Golf Club
Outback Steakhouse
Panera Bread
Rite Spot Restaurant
Seahorse Florist
By The Sea
Oceanside Cleaner
Frank-N-Worst
Mr. Dry Clean


Ambler Realty Sojala LLC
Angie's Subs at Jax Beach
Beaches Car Wash
Bill Thompson Electric
Carol & Manny Wallace
Cecil Powell Insurance
Coldwell Banker Commercial
Divergys IT Consulting
Doug Hudson Real Estate
Dr. Kevin Neal DDS
Geometric Marine
Dr. Michael Kessler DDS
Iron Stone Bank
Gary Crumley, Landscape
Fleet Landing
Gil Macias Enterprises
Jackson-Shaw
Hardage Giddens Funerals


Harry's Seafood
Joe Overby, Author
Players' Cafe
Memory of Leigh Roberts
Money Mailer Direct
Hillegass, Wilson, & Cowan
Sea Star Line
Ponte Vedra Animal Hosp.
Seahorse Florist
Prudential Network R.E.
Southeastern Medequip
Nader's Pest Raiders
Sun Trust Bank
The Kurtis Group
The Browning Agency
Winn Dixie
RPC General Contractors


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PEF TA LE


When to take your pet to the doctor


What kind of information
does your pet give you to let you
know things aren't quite right?
What kind of information does
your veterinarian need to diag-
nose a problem?
It may seem elementary, but
you must become familiar with
your pet's everyday habits.
Recognizing subtle changes
often identifies a problem
before it becomes severe, life
threatening or chronic.
Take time while petting, talk-
ing to, walking and grooming
your pet to observe what looks
normal. Start at the front end
and move methodically to the
rear.
The nose is often moist with a
slight watery fluid at the nasal
openings. These are actually
tears traveling down the nasal
tear ducts from the inner comer
of the eyelids. A warm dry nose
may accompany illness but it
also occurs when humidity is
low or the pet has been running
hard.
The clear covering of the eye,
the cornea, and the inner lining
of the eyelid, the conjunctiva,
should be glistening with no
mucus or pus discharge. The
white of the eye should not look
red, yellow or the blood vessels
over it engorged.
Rub the body from neck to
hips checking for lumps and
bumps and skin-blemishes, and
manipulate the joints by
extending and flexing them.
Roll the pet over and check
the breast tissue, especially in
unspayed females. Inspect
under the tail to assess the anal
and genital areas and the associ-
ated skin. Check out the area
-between the toes and the nails,
too.
Normal Intake, attitude and
temperature
To recognize abnormalities in
your pet's behavior, you'll have
to be familiar with what is nor-
mal. The average healthy 6-
pound to 10-pound cat will
need approximately 1/2 cup of
dry or canned food per day.
About 1-1/2 cups of dry food
will maintain an adult dog of 20
pounds that is moderately
active.
As for water intake, a little less
than 1 ounce per pound of body
weight is average water con-
sumption. So a 20-pound dog
will drink about one pint in 24
hours.
Normal temperature for a dog
or cat at rest is 101.5 to 102
degrees Fahrenheit when meas-
ured rectally. A' rectal fther-",1
mometer designed for a huih fi'
infant can be used.
A temperature change is con-


sidered significant if it is a
degree and a half below or
above the individuals normal at
rest temperature.
Appetite
Most diseases cause a
decreased appetite. Simply stat-
ing, "She didn't eat today" is of
limited value in reaching a diag-
nosis. An important observation
for you to make is whether the
animal is not interested in eat-
ing or if it is interested but
unable to eat.
Thirst
Decreased drinking occurs in
animals that are very sick, semi-
concious or too weak to drink
normally. Animals that are vom-
iting may become dehydrated.
Cats can become dehydrated
within two days because many
tend to be minimal water
drinkers anyway. Given a
choice, cats will meet up to 1/2
of their water needs by eating
moist foods.
Excessive thirst is common


with some diseases but may
need some simple, 24 hour vol-
ume measurement to confirm
that water intake is, in fact,
excessive.
Vomiting
Vomiting is usually not seri-
ous, especially in dogs; it's most
often due to "garbage gut," that
is, eating too much, eating the
wrong things, or a sudden
change in diet. Treatment con-
sists of a 24-hour fast, a water
bowl filled with ice cubes so
very small, frequent volumes of
water are taken.
If the vomiting subsides, fol-
low this with a cup of water
refilled at 30-minute intervals.
After 24 hours, a low fat, low
residue diet should be offered.
Puppies, kittens and tiny
breed dogs should be given Karo
syrup during the fast. Geriatric
pets may become quickly dehy-
drated if water is withheld from
them, possibly advancing the
toxic status of the patient.
Respiration
Unusual breathing sounds
may be caused by simple prob-
lems like post-nasal drip or
pharyngitis or serious ones like
heart or lung disease. Labored
breathing at rest or after only
mild excercise is a serious con-
cern.
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FOR THE SENIORS


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
filer must provide current tax
forms, copies of all W-2s, 1099
forms and other proof of
income; last year's tax return,
receipts,, cancelled checks and
other pertinent information;
Social Security cards for every
person listed on the tax-
return; and a valid photo I.D.
Appointments are available
but are not required. Tax serv-
ice without appointment 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.
Yessin at Players
The Players Community
Senior Center offers a series of
classes entitled "Enjoyment of
Music" each Monday from 1-2
p.m. Gerson Yessin is the
instructor. Dr. Yessin made his
debut as a pianist at the age of
17 with Arthur Fiedler and the
Boston Pops Orchestra. He has
been a soloist with a host of
other major orchestras.
Yessin's classes are free. The
senior center is at 175
Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra
Beach. Call 280-3233 for
information.
Ballroom Dancing
Ballroom Dancing is offered
at 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday
at the Beaches Senior Center,
281 19th Avenue S.,
Jacksonville Beach. The cost is
$5. For information, call 241-
S 3796.
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


Council.
*Feb. 7, afternoon mati-
nee, "Hairspray,"' 1-3:30 p.m.
$5 per person includes snacks
and beverages.
*Feb. 21, dinner and a
movie, "Blood Diamond,"
4:30-7:30 p.m. $10 per person
includes dinner and bever-
ages.
*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-
ages.
Call 904-20.9-3700 for
details.
Monday Movie Matinees
Every Monday, the Neptune
Beach Senior Activity Center
serves popcorn, candy and a
soda for $2 to go along with
Monday Movie Matinee
Madness.' Call .270-1688 for
details.
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 Senior Playwrite
Festival Weekend May. 9-11.
For information and submis-
sion guidelines, contact. Pam
Melfi at 209-3646 or
,pmelfi@stjohnscoa.com.
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
thq 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-
tioiin.
Telling Stories to Seniors
The Beaches League of
Storytellers bring its tales and
talents to the Neptune Beach


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Senior Activity Center at 2
p.m.' Feb. 14 for the annual
Valentines Day Tea & Tales.
Home Helpers are sponsoring
the event with shortbread,
Valentine candies -and assort-
ed sundries. Reservations are
not required but are appreciat-
ed. Call the Center at 270-
1688 for details.
'Spamalot'
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.
Health Seminar
A health seminar will be
held at 1 p.m.,Feb. 28 at the
Neptune Beach Senior
Activity Center. Healer One
will present the holistic teach-
ing of the Brennan Healing
Science. Reservations are not
necessary. Call the center at
270-1688 for information.


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REAL ESTATE
100 Real Estate
110 Lots/Land For Sale
120 Homes for Sale
125 Real Estate Wanted
130 Condos for Sale
140 Mortgages
150 Mobile Homes for Sale
180 Comm. Property
185 Industrial/Warehouse
RENTAL
200 Rental
215 Homes for Rent


225 Wanted to Rent
230 Condo for Rent
240 M.H. for Rent
260 Vacation Rental
270 Rental to Share
275 Room for Rent
280 Office Space
285 Comm. Rental
PETS & ANIMALS
300 Free Pets
310 Pets for Sale
330 Stables/Livestock


340 Lost & Found Pets
ANNOUNCEMENTS
400 Notices
405 Travel
415 Personals
420 Legal Services
425 Legal Notices
440 Misc. Lost & Found
450 Instructions/Schools
460 Weddings
EMPLOYMENT
500 P-T Help Wanted
510 F-T Help Wanted
520 Job Service


530 Bus. Opportunity
540 Child Care
550 Work Wanted
SERVICE GUIDE
600 Service Guide
601 Air Conditioning
602 Alterations
607 Auto/Boat Detailing
608 Auto Repair
609 Bus. Services
612 Carpet
613 Catering
615 Cleaning
618 Electronics


619 Electrical Serv.
620 Equip. Rentals
622 Fences
623 Finan. Services
625 Firewood
631 Computer Services
633 Hauling
634 Lawn Mower Sales/Serv.
635 Lawn/Landscpg
636 Locksmith
637 Marine Const.
638 Marine/Boating
640 Concrete/Masonry
645 Moving & Storage


648 Pressure Washing
650 Painting
651 Pest Control
652 Plumbing
653 Pools
654 Photography
655 Rain Gutters
660 Remodel/Const.
665 Repairs
670 Roofing
675 Sprinkler & Wells
677 Tree Service
678 Tile
680 Upholstery


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

SOffice Space
1927 Roger Road
MLS #407887 $187,500

515 Penman Rd' Jacksonville
Beach, 3/2 Large Kitchen and
Laundry Room Ready to move
in MLS #376039 $270,000
142 Solona Cay 2/2 on Lake
MLS #404922 $225,000
123 Ocean Course Dr, P6ote,
Vedra On PV Ocean Course Golf
Course Includes 2 buildable
lots in addition to house
MLS #391326 $1,900,000
1201 Ruth Ave, Jacksonville
Beach Oversized corner lot
MLS #391325 $245,500
1906 St. Johns Bluff Rd
3/1 on large corner lot
MLS #404937 $197,500
70A Dolphin Blvd, Ponte Vedra
2/2, with Bonus room Move irn
today MLS #408429 $255,900

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3/4 ACRE lot on Fort George Rd. near Big
Talbot Island. Below appraisal at
$189,000. 249-0346.
WATERFRONT,.,LOT, Palm Valley ICW,
75x400, $759,000. New dock and bulk-
head. 881-8590.
VILANO BEACH, 1 acre, multi- single
family. Oceanview/ access. $725,000. Fi-
nancing available. (904)226-3968.
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.
ATLANTIC BCH beautiful marsh front lot.
150x125, dock access, very private. Must
see. $295,000. 626-5161.
MAYPORT- LARGE mobile home lot, city
water; 966 Pioneer Dr., $59,000,
249-0346.


ATLANTIC BEACH
Open House, Sun. 11-2pm, 1861 Beach- FSBO;, NB, 3BR/2BA +office. Lovely
side Ct. 1883sf, 3BR/ 2BA, frplc., nice beach home, all white brick. Many up-
quiet cul-de-sac. Short walk to beach, next dates and amenities, 2254sf.
to Beach Ave. Reduced to $525,000 651 MLS#376506. $399,900, 1106 Hagler Dr.
9081 or 249-2268. West. 241-6514, 655-7831. Make Offerl
9081 or 249-2268.


ATIANTIC BEACH 3/2 Seminole Rd area. Fireplace, double garage, fenced back yard on quiet cul-
de-sac. Great location. Priced to sell. Call Joe Floyd 219-7638 to view. Photos on web. $289,000
PONTE VEDRA BIEACH 2/2 Seahawk Condo. Pool, tennis courts. Great location. $202,500
MAYPORT LANDING 2/2 townhome, 980sq', new carpet. Nr Mayport Naval Station. $114,900
JAX BEACH VISA DEL MAR 1/1 condo, 833sq',,pool, clubhouse. Priced to sell $264,900
FOR RENT
MAYPORT IANDING 2/2 townhome, 980sq', upgrades, new carpet. $725 mth
ATlANTIC BEACH 3/2 Seminole Rd area. Fireplace, double garage, fenced back yard on quiet
cul-de-sac. Great location. Call Joe Floyd 219-7638 to view. Photos on web. $1,375 mth
HIDlFN COVE 3/2 1542sn' home. Near Mavoort Naval Station. Small nets Ok $1.175 mth


WATERFRONT, 1 acre, Holiday Harbor OPEN HOUSE, REDUCED! Move in
(off San Pablo Rd.); 5 minutes to beach; ready, 3BR/2.5BA, 1035 24th St. No., Jax
3000sf, 4/3, huge pool, floating dock, 100' Beach, (904)534-4712, Sat. & Sun., 1-
bulkhead, $845,000, (904)509-9071, Tim. 4pm $340,000.


0 1L1 ATLANTIC BEACH
Steps to the Ocean Access


Enjoy the beaches lifestyle in this 5BR14.5BA home. Meticulously built and
renovated with top-of-the-line materials and cabinetry. Classic look is
captured with headboard and beam ceilings, custom 5 panel wood doors
and,,Arts and Crafts" front entry. $1,459,000 (lowered $240,000)
Neil McGuinness Realtor 904-509-7582
Office 904-280-1555 neil@sawgrassgrouprealty.com
4 SAWGRASS GROUP REALTY


ATLANTIC BEACH, near ICW, 4BR/2BA
house, large fenced yard, stone fireplace,
new 'carpet. 2153 Featherwood Dr. E.
Owner relocating and must sell. Reduced,
$209,900. (904)280-2728 Iv. msg.


EXCLUSIVE ATL. BCH POOL HOME.
4BR/3BA builders custom home. 2985sf,
formal office, dining room & master suite,
beautiful landscaping & pool,.Ig scr. lanal.
2.5 car gar. Listen to the ocean and walk
to the beach from this quiet cul-de-sac
home in newer neighborhood. Will consid-
er lease purchase. $699,000. 4% co-op.
514-1090.
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Custom Home on ICW
Classic Contemporary Style
Dock/Boat Lift 4BR/5BA
$1,699,000


Sawgrass CC Pool Home
Scmd Pool w/Brck Paver Lanai
Private Yrd.3BR/2.:5BA+Office
$595,000


Jax Beach Townhome Home w/200 Ft of Oceanfront
Like New! Steps to Ocean! Gated/Pool/Lush Gardens
Private Guest Suite*3BR/3.5BA Guest Apt 4BR/4BA + Office
$430,000 $3,995,000

Sawgrass CC Golf Course Sawgrass CC Lakefrnt Home
Estate-Sized Lot/Great Views! Completely Redone! Spacious!
Brazilian Hrdwds 5BR/4.5BA New Kit & Baths 3BR/3BA
$1,075,000 $680,000

Sawgrass Players Club Fiddlers Marsh Lakefront
Kit w/Granite & SS Appl Great Location East of AIA
Saturnia/Wood *4BR/3BA Lovely Water Views*3BR/2BA
$599,000 $369,000

Desirable Odoms Mill Gem Atlantic Beach Charmer
High Ceilings/Open Floorplan Key West Style/1 Year New
Hrdwd Firs 4BR/3BA +Loft Kit w/Corian FP 3BR/3BA
$479,000 $300,000

Kensington Lakefront Home Sawgrass PC Lakefrnt Home
Lots of Extras! Never Lived In! New Kit, Carpet & Paint!
Courtyd Entry 4BR/3BA/3CG Bright/Open 3BR/2.5BA
$399,900 $339,000


249-9033


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January 25, 2008


FSBO, RARE Beaches Marshfront, Gor-
geous views, 5BR/3.5BA, walk/ bike to
beach, Priced to sell. $879,900. Call
233-8024.
JAX BEACH, 2/2, 1600sf, rent for $1400,
efficiency 1/1 on back rent $750, 1 block
to ocean $550,000. 315-6558.
JAX BEACH POOL HOME. 4BR/ 2.5BA
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.
(904)422-2100.
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.
VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
Stop wasting gas
We're open onlinel
Buy a home and get
free gas for a year!
www.gas4oneyear.com
Phyllis Stalnes, Realtor
904-476-SOLD
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate


SELLER PAYS all closing costs, off Gir-
vin, 4/2, 1900sf, remodeled, $233,500.
Independent Brokers & Assoc., Inc.
247-4333, 710-3111.
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.
NEAR MAYO, 3/2, 1800sf, $258,000
OBO, Independent Brokers & Associates,
Inc., 247-4333 or 710-3111.
FAIRFIELD
WATERFRONT
Beautiful 3/2 on lagoon w/ hardwood & ce-
ramic tile floors throughout. Lg scr. porch,
2 car gar., family room, dining room, kitch-
en. Cul-de-sac in gated community.
$459,000. Call owner for appt. 285-5432,
307-6555.
SUNDAY OPEN HOUSE
View our Open House schedule at
www.jaxopenhouses.com
Phyllis Staines, Realtor
904-476-SOLD
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate


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STEPS TO THE OCEAN
Beautiful 3,660sf, 5BR.
4.5BA beauty Private cul-
de-sac. Granite, stone &
wood throughout. Poolside
area with covered lanai, in-
law suite. $1,199.000. Kim
Martin-Fisher
TRANQUIL WATER VIEW
4BR/4BA home in Marsh
Landing CC. Custom gour-
met kit. w/granite, SS
apples & wine chiller.
Travertine floors & heated
pool/spa. $839,900.
Suzanne Stephens
RIVERFRONT ESTATE
Breathtaking waterfront on
the Broward River. 4BR,
5BA, gourmet kitchen
w/SS, granite. Bonus suite
over 3CG. Boathouse, lift,
dock. $1,25Q,000, Mandy
Seckinger
GOLF COURSE VIEW
Priced to sell Complete
renovations inci SS
kitchen, granite counters,
hardwood floors, pavers.
Just steps to the ocean
and PV Inn & Clubl
$1,100,000. Patti Martin
PVB CONDO
Prime condition, 2BR/2BA
end unit, lakeside Cranes
Lake condo with fireplace
breakfast room and
magnificent view. "A" rated
schools nearby. $185,000.
Clara Sigmon At Chalin
LOOKING FOR CHARM?
Reminiscent of an English
garden home. Exquisite
moldings, hardwood firs.
FP w/bookcase & more!
3BR/2BA plus 2 half baths,
pool great location in SCC.
$999.900. Judy Smith
HARBOUR ISLAND
Dramatic 9,451st home
with grand home, theater,
state-of-the-art gym with
Pilates Room. Pool & lanai
with marsh views, a putting,
green and 90' boat slipt
$4,695.000. Michelle Floyd


NEAR JULINGTON CRK
3BR/2BA. Huge bonus
room. Immaculate home ,
move-in ready Granite c-
tops. All appliances incl.
Home warranty. Walk to
the elementary school.
$268,000. Donla Tyner
PEACEFUL ELEGANCE
Dramatic home in sought
after Water Oak. Up-
grades! Wood deck off
MBR. Kol pond. Great
neighborhood. 3BR/2.5BA
3,538sf. $729,900. Clara
Sigmon
GUANA VIEWS
Exquisite setting on 1.75
acres! Beautiful oak
canopy covers private,
drive. 5BR/4BA brick home
with Brazilian cherry wood
floors and granite tops!
$1,350,000. Michelle Floyd
DEEP WATER ICW LOT
Concrete block construc-
tion. Many upgrades Built
2006. 5BR, 5.5BA, home,
office & loft, +7.000sf, pool,
spa & outdoor FP. bulk-
head, dock & boathouse.
$2,995,000. Susan Fort
IN THE HEART OF PVB
Very open and bright floor
plan. 4BR/2BA home,
separate LR & DR. Eat-in
kitchen with breakfast bar.
Walk or bike to YMCA and
A+ schools. $429,000.
Suzanne Stephens .
BUILD DREAM HOME
One of the best undev-
eloped lots In South Ponte
Vedra Beach: Build the
home of your dreams. Lot
features high elevation and
,great 'depth. $1,300,000.
David Darch
JAX GOLF & CC
Spacious, 4BR/3BA w/
separate office. Large
corner lot. Features
granite, updated baths and
morel Equity membership
is included. $470,000
Mandy Seckinger'


GATEDCOMMUNTY
Championship Golf &
Oceanfront Beach Club
compliment this Plantation
3/4BR, 4BA. Spacious.
high ceilings. Private yard
w/screened pool/spa.
$1,150,000. Susan Fort
EXCITING LAND OFFER
Includes 355sf of
oceanfront and several
hundred feet of contiguous
property on the west side
of the Boulevard.
Marketed as one parcel.
$13,800,000. Molly Kelly
COMMERCIAL
Outstanding retail location
near Avenues Mall and
neighboring auto dealer-
ships. Great for car dealer-
ship, shopping center and
outparcels. $9,200,000.
Susan Fort
PLANTATION OAKS
Lakefront 4BR/4BA. Great
open floor plan w/ ex-
pansive views, walls of
windows & scaring : cigst
Upgrades! Office, bonus
room & screened pool.
$1,099,000. Susan Fort'
ICW RESIDENCE
Arthur Rutenberg designed
concrete block home over-
looking the ICW. Gorgeous
kitchen, great dock and
waterfront pool. 4BR/3BA,
2,588 sft. $1,499,000. Len
Knight.
MARSH HANDING
Like new on serene lake.
Remodeled, new roof, new
AC, new kitchen, new
baths, new flooring, new
landscaping & more.
SBR/4.5BA, bonus room.
$1.399,000. Susan Fort


PLAYERS CLUB VILLA
In beautiful TPC at
Sawgrass! Enjoy lagoon
view from screened porch
2BR/2BA flat is offered fully
furnished. Great rental or
golfer's retreat. $339,000.
Mandy Seckinger


PALENCIA LOTI HEAR THE WAVES ISLAND IN THE SUN!
Exquisite lake front views 3BR/3BA, 2,200sf. end unit Approx. 4,720sf, 4BR,
from stunning "ready 'to with upgrades incl flooring, 5.5BA on nearly 2 acres,
build" lot! Added bonus of granite & cabinets. Sup- ICW access. Pvt cabana,
views from both the 131 & erior location and vista htd pool, dock w/lifts, 4CG,
15' fairways! $319,000. views. 1-car garage. 2 prof. chefs kits., & more.
IfchtufaflS/Koyd t< Jsytr'a Fumitu)euhaneg.,Si427SOO0. .ss530,poo00a 1,i4fr a


MLS#370220 Fabulous 3-levelw/elevator MLS#339434 Outstanding 2/2, Pelican
offersover5,100SFofluxuryinanexclusive Pt. New s/s app, granite counters, tile,
gatedcommuitybythesea!Itfeatures4/ 4BRr/ ,
4.5BA, billion & room u carpet, VAC. Covered garage space &
balconies & lanais, custom cabinetry. storage unit. W/D incl. $435,000
$2,950,000 285-1800 241-2417
BA11MEADOWSAREA VESIMEST W OPPORINMW
MIS# 411633 Lovely 4BR/2BA, private MLS# 410358 2/1, 1300 SF, concrete
lot, screened lanai, wood burning fireplace, block on large lot wood floors, & just a
new AC & freshly painted, move-in ready. few bks to beach. $189,900 241-2417
$299,900 285-1800 to b 241-2417
METICULOUSLY KEPT I SF HARD TO BELIEVE
MIS# 411650 3BR/3BA w/great room, MLS# 401973 3BR/2.5BA pool home
fireplace, family room, DR, king size MBR. steps to the sand! Granite, SS appliances,
Beautiful corner lot. Beautiful landscaping wine cooler, center isl, new windows &
r w/fvaetio & lovely garden roof. Must see to believe! $788,320

CYPRESS VIAGE 241-2417
MLS# 411025 Detached villa, wood floors, GWFAT BEACH W ALOW
built-ins, custom shutters. 2BR/2BA. MLS# 410019 3BR/IBA, concr. blk,
Premiere Adult Community. $269,900 tile, cov. patio w/fnce bckyd, stor. shed
285-1800 & add'l stor. rm. Steps to sand. $449,000
RIVERM F-OR.OI(eA FARMS 241-2417
MLS# 363494 Spectacular views! Unique SP
contemporary 4BR/2.5BA & Florida irm, A(lO1' TOWIIO
4500 SF, spacious ms are arranged in U- MLS# 399783 6 blocks to ocean.
shape around lanai w/swimming pool as 3BR/3.5BA, garage, 2143 SF, modem
centerpiece, beautifully treed lot w/195FT finishes. Immaculate see! $399,000
of riverfront dock & boathouse. $985,000 241-2417
285-1800 MX BEACHREOVATEDI
MARSH & ICWV VIEWS in BEAC1IRENOVA1ED!
QUEENS IIARBOURS MLS# 390174 3/1. 1056 SF, HVAC,
MLS# 367719 Thisbeautiful 5BR/5.5BA windows, plumbing, tile, bathroom,
traditional southern brick home sits on over concr. blk/stucco, carpet & fenced yd.
an acre w/majestic old oak trees. Featuring $237,000,241-2417
a library, gourmet kitchen, 3-ca w/side en
garage,gpo et spa.$1,795,000 285-1800 FA A SICBE4 I/HLOCATONI
garage, poo sp CREEK MILS# 383445 3/3,2100 + SF end unit

MLS#3953113BR/2BAopen&airyfloor condo, lots of windows, bamboo
plan, many upgrades, surround sound in flooring, granite, storage unit and only I
great room, covered lanai, fully fenced. block to ocean. Beach terraces overlooks
$239,800 285-1800 Nept Bch. $699,885 241-2417
PIANfllON PRIVACY O(EAN VEWSl
MLS# 383540 This romantic hacienda- I S#403350 a ra fnd in S.aBch.
style courtyard home is located on one of M #403350ararefndnS.JaxBh
the largest preserve lots in The Plantation. It Build your dream home on this lot and a
features four bedrooms, three & one-half half. Owner financing available.
baths, a guest house & a courtyard pool w/ $688,700 241-2417
waterfall. $1,100,000 285-1800 SPECTACUA OCFAN ES!
CHARMINCO ANFN CONIO MLS# 409399 3/3, tile, granite, S/S,
MIS#384424Enjoypanoramicvies from rd remotecontrol cu stom
this great 2BR/2BA condo in Sandcastle! It upgrd cabr
hasbeentotallyrenovatedw/customfeature4 blinds. Secured bldg, covered parking,
throughout including stained glass & elevator, storage, pool/spa & grill.
Victonrian woodwork, balcony w/hot tub & $719,000 241-2417
enclosed 2 car garage. $695,000 285-1800 ENJOV OCE4N BREEIES!
ST JOHNS IANDING-NEW PIE MLS# 411538 This totally renovated
MLS# 381462 4BR/3BA, large family 3BR/2 5BA beach bungalow features
.room w/fireplace, spacious owner suite,
gourmetkitchen, private wooded backyard.. wood floors, atrium doors, and over 700
$375,000 285-1800 sq. ft. of decking. $459,000 241-2417
PONIE VEDRA POINTE IREAT BEACH LOCATION!
MLS# 394990 Elegant & understated MLS# 401585 Walk to the beach. 3/3
4,706 SF 5BR/4.5BA, fabulous 1.6 acre lot condo in secured bldg, dedicated cov.
w/private natural lake & preserve. Owner/ parking, many, many amenities!Callfor
Agent $1,199,000 285-1800 p mn m
FeUN1 F90 2 T1 0 more details. $625,000 241-2417
FOUND FORCES @,
MARSH LANDING CC a BEf HOM
MLS# 405823 This gorgeous wooded MLS#.408336 2 story, 3BR/2BA
estate 5 acre lot is over 3.9 acres of upland w/great flrplan, wood firs & new carpet,
with the remainder devoted to wetland newerroof, kitchen&appliancesconvey.
preservaon & wild life habitat. $1,500,000 $349,920241-2417
5-1800 ".u $349,920 241-2417
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AFFORDABLE
ATLANTIC BEACH
3BR/2BA townhouse, 1400sf, mint condi-
tion; financing available regardless of.
credit. Zero money down. Zero points/
closing. Payments, $920/mo. includes
mortgage, taxes, & insurance. $149,900.
1927 Mary Street. Will co-op. Call
333-4641.
ISLE OF Palms, 1500sf, 3/2, total renova-
tion, $205,000. Will help with closing
costs. (904)509-9071, Tim.
WATER FRONT Marsh Landing
4BR/3BA, pool, all upgrades, comer 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, 3BR/2BA, pool, fireplace,
2 car garage, new appliances, $295,000.
No realtors please. (904)249-1890.
ISLE OF Palms, JB, 3BR/2BA, 2 car ga-
rage. New: roof, appliances, carpet, paint
tile & A/C. Great location to the Beaches
and JTB. $244,000 OBO. 759-2349.
COUNTRY LIVING, 5 miles from the
beach. Lovely, small, renovated home on
private, rustic property. Best of both
worlds. $139K. (904)565-9919.
SEASONS AT Kensington, 2BR/1.5BA
townhome, end unit, gated community.,
$141,900, 994-0016, 434-7219.


JAX BCH, 1011 24th St. N. 3/2.5 w/large
master, downstairs study, kitchen island
w/gas cooktop, two car garage. Builders
home, near ICW, no thru traffic, 2350sf.
$397K. (904)860-3239.
PONTE VEDRA, 4/1, quarter acre, pri-
vate, $290,000. 294-5498.
NEPTUNE BEACH, FSBO- 5BR/3BA. By
appointment only. Fenced yard, hot tub,
storage building. All for $360,000.
(904)866-8720 or (904)686-4960.
BEACH TOWNHOUSE
3BR/2.5BA, garage, fireplace, Summer
Sands, $199,900. Open Sun., 1-3pm.
Kay Hewings, Magnolia Properties, (904)
553-5019.
ICW SPACIOUS POOL HOME, 3/2 on
lake, 1850sf., W/D, $240,000, 699-2245.
BEAUTIFUL DOLPHIN COVE home,
3BR/2BA, 1400+sf, large lot; owner' fi-
nancing available, $260,000. (904)686-
0068. www.geocities.com/pvb05
2 NEXT DOOR HOMES FOR SALE in Atl.
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
ATLANTIC BEACH, $539,000
OPEN SUNDAY 1-3
Gorgeous 3 bedroom contemporary, su-
perior quality and condition. 10' ceilings,
hardwood floors, fireplace, garage, rooftop
deck, master suite with wet bar, private
yard, steps to beach, 319 7th *St.
242-8608.


806-A 3rd SL t Neptune Beach
WATERFRONT LOTS
Neptune Beach Lots w/Dock
permits in hand. From
$679,000
INTRACOASTAL LOTS
"Sunset View" with tidal water
access. Great for small boats
and jet ski's. From $649,000'
INTERIOR HOMESITES
3 New Subdivisions at the
Beaches. Lots start at $239,900
*:OC-EANFRONT LOTS-
3 iotigubu-ssepiartely platted
lots in Vilano Beach. Green
water, Gold coquina and
Spectacular sunrises.
CONSTRUCTION
Custom home building on your
lot or ours. Best lot selection, at
the Beach. 20 years experience
building at the Beach.
Call Steve Jarrett @
904-591-5914 mobile
904-247-7000 office


2/2, $136,900; off Hodges, between
Beach/JTB. New, appliances/ carpet,
Moving Must Sell! (904)534-5847.
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.
LOWEST PRICE IN VALENCIA!
2BR/2BA, 1357sf. condo. Ready to move-
inl Blinds installed. $338,900. (904)859-
5754.
http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/rfs/545779
176.html.
FSBO JAX Beach, luxury, 2/2, 1357sf.
Fee paid through June. $339,900. 241-
4544 or 993-3882.
GREAT TIME TO BUY!
$20,000 under appraisal.
At the Beach
2BR/2BA with W/D & garage. $185,000.
(904)463-7696.
AWESOME, 2BR/2BA, end unit w/no
neighbors above or behind. Full eat-in
kitchen, fireplace, screened balcony over-
looking marsh. Resort amenities.
$178,000. Watson Realty, (904)731-5800.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1BR/1BA, near
beach, Will co-op. $175,000. Call
(904)246-6758.
TOWN CENTER, only 3/2 condo in Espla-
nade avaqilable. $298,000. (904)897-
7130.
MAYPORT LANDING Townhome.
2BR/2BA w/bonus room, new carpet,
CH&A, fenced yard. Near ocean and Han-
na Park. 1158 Songbird Lane. $114,900.
280-2728, excellent rental history Iv. msg.


BRAND NEW
GREAT TIME TO BUY!
At the Beach
3BR/2BA with W/D & garage. $260,000.
(904)463-7696.
OCEAN FRONT 1BR/1BA, fully furnished,
weekly rentals permitted, beautiful view,
ocean front pool, $235,000, great rental
history, 241-0267.
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 Sacrifice! Submit all closed bids
within 48hrs. (321)693-2784.


THE Pointe at Ponte Vedra, 3/2, on the
water and golf course. FSBO. Financing
available. (904)285-5896, (904)251-5389.


CASH BACK AT CLOSING
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,
(904)537-6161.
OPEN HOUSE, SatJ Sun., lpm-4pm.
4BR/3.5BA, 13846 Atlantic Blvd. #712.
$639,000. 904-859-5754.


Oceanside 932


OCEANFRONT, FURNISHED, 2/2, con-
sider lease option. 6mo.+. Owner/ Agent.
463-7343.
OCEANFRONT, N. Jax Beach, 12th floor,
luxury, 2BR/2BA, garage. $535,000 will
co-op.. Call (904)476-7548.
$125,900- PVB, Ocean Grove, 1BR/1-BA,
fireplace, full amenities, beach access. Fi-
nancing available.. 226-3968.

JAX BEACH- the Palms, gated, 2BR/ 2BA
new luxury condo w/ garage. Vaulted ceil-
ings, washer/ dryer, pool & fitness. Only
$168,000, lease/ buy option. (904)472-
4039.


The Colony


Beautiful tower condo community Beautiful condominium community
in Jax. Beach. Unobstructed ocean view located close to San Marco
unit 2B- 3 bedroom 3 bath 2138 sq. ft (2) 2 bedroom 1 bath units $126,000
$659,900 (2) 2 bedroom 2 bath units $135,000
unit 5B- 3 bedroom 3 bath 2138 sq. ft.
$739,000 Call for speci/ investor
unit 8B- 3 bedroom 3.5 baths 2403 sq. ft. pricing if bundled
$973,000


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JAX BEACH 1 & 2.BR apts. near ocean, NEPTUNE BEACH- 2BR/1BA, just
CH&A, WDHU, no pets, $725/mo & up. 2 blocks to ocean! WDHU. $895/mo. All
246-3130. South Realty, 241-4141.
FULLY FURNISHED apts. 1BR $950/mo. BRAND NEW Townhome 3/2.5, 1 car gar.
incl. util. 2BR from $1500/mo. (904)318- 11563 Summer Tree Rd., off St. Johns
0044. Bluff. $1200/mo. 860-1690,


NEPTUNE BCH office bldg 3500sf. For ATL BCH, Courtyards, 2/2, ceramic tile,
NEPTUNE BCH office bidg 3500sf. For WDHU, $825mo TDO Management
sale or lease. 993-4011. WDHU, $825/mo. TDO Management.
246-1125.


JAX BEACH studio apt. upstairs, 2 blocks
to beach, 107 2nd St. S. Apt. C. $550/mo,
242-9195 ext. 201
ATLANTIC BEACH, newly renovated,
2BR/1.5BA TH, w/direct beach access,
$1750/mo, (904)234-5565.
ATL BCH, Lovely 3/2 on beautiful comer
lot, lots of trees, approx. 2300sf.,
screened pool, tile flooring, carpet, 2car
garage. $2100/mo. TDO Mgmnt.
(904)246-1125.,


JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA, upstairs, WDHU,
2 blocks to beach, $850/mo., pets wel-
come, 107 2nd St. S. Apt. D. 242-9195
ext. 201.
ATLANTIC BEACH-.".-,' Oceanside,
2BR/2BA condo w/club pool, just steps to
beachli! $1100/mo.-: AllI; South Realty,
241-4141.
MAYPORT LANDING, 2BR/2BA town-
home, fenced backyard, bonus room, tile
floor downstairs. 1255 Mayport Landing
Dr. $750/mo. +$700/dep. 280-2728 Iv
msg.
SOUTH JAX Beach, 2BR/2.5BA, fenced
back yard, tile downstairs, $1150/mo.,
472-5361.
OCEANFRONT 3/2 condo, Jax Bch, new-
ly renovated w/ pool, $1800/mo. (904)246-
7677.
WALK TO beach, 208-214 10th Ave. No.,
2BR, $675/mo laundry room in building.
Credit check. No pets. 514-8530.
OCEANFRONT- 2BR/2BA condo in S.
Jax Bch! Pool, -clubhouse & morel
$1350/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
247-1417.
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.


BEACHES, 2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE,
ceramic tile floors, CH&A, laundry room,
Spatio, fenced yard, '1, yr. lease, no pets,
$900/mo. discounted rent, 993-1114,
270-1284.
FANTASTIC OCEAN VIEW
1 BR w/separate study, balcony facing
ocean, wood floors, washer/ dryer.
$950/mo. 2224 Ocean Drive South
993-2555 BeachesApartments.com.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2 apartments availa-
ble, 2BR/1BA, clean, new, 2 blocks to
beach. $1300/mo. 347-3523.

S. JAX BCH
2 BR APTS
CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730.'
NEPTUNE BCH. 2150 Florida Blvd.
2BR/1.5BA, renovated 2005, WDHU,
fenced back yard, credit check, No Cats/'
Non-smoking. $800/mo. (904)221-5833.

ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/1.5BA town-
home w/indoor laundry area. Only
$835/mo. Small pets considered.
(904)463-2220.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/ 2.5BA town-
house, 1/2 block from ocean, garage,
$1500/mo. Call Rich 476-8521.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA, walk to beach,
$950/mo. Owner/ Realtor (904)465-3053.
2 BLOCKS to beach, Jax Beach,
2BR/1BA. $1000/mo. 210 7th Ave. S.
241-0600.
BEACH LIVING
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.


NEPTUNE BCH, 1BR w/bath, kitchenette,
living area, nice. Util., cable, plus wireless
internet incl. $800/mo. Call (904)699-7757


PONTE VEDRA, 2BR/2BA condo, E of ESPLANADE AT Town Center, 1/1, up-
A1A! $845/mo. All South Realty, per, garage parking, $950/mo. TDO Man-
241-4141. agement. 246-1125.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 1BR/1BA, $695/mo. UPSTAIRS, 2BR/1BA, large LR/DR, nice
124R Nargaret St. Call 641-9466- kitchen, W/D, dishwasher, 1 block to
124R-Nargaret St. Call 641 9466. beach. $1100/mo. (904)247-3187.


TWO BR in Mayport area. Newly remod-
eled. All appliances incl. 904-334-5421.
ATLANTIC. BEACH, 1332 Main St.,
2BR/1.5BA duplex, $700/mo., 891-0606.


NEPTUNE BEACH, three blocks to beach,
2BR/1BA, very nice, dishwasher, balcony,
garage, WDHU, enclosed yard, $1045/mo.
616-2429.


2BR/2BA, MAYPORT Landing Town- NEAR PONTE Vedra, 1 block beach, qui-
home, end unit. $725/mo. +$700/dep. et, safe area, lower 2/1, CH&A, W/D in-
280-2728 Iv. msg. eluded. $895/mo. Lease, deposit, refer-
_______ 5 T____n ence. Small pet OK. 993-1118.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1.5BA Townhouse .JAX.BEACH clean 2BR/1 BA, CH&A, cell-
150 13th Ave N., unit A. 2 blocks to JAX BEACH, clean 2BR/1BA, CH&A, ceil
beach, WDHU, Pets welcome, $1050/mo. ing fans, dishwasher;upper level w/deck.
242-9195, ext. 201. No pets. $775/mo. $650 security deposit.
S____ Immediate occupacy. References & credit
t(UR1IrTARDS, R/S1A/, 8 Wi'V til, l'hick iW red w/ $25 pcatiorif 614
arge lft, pool...N :p 4 89 /rp. d epl '4th St. N -tg54-7k/lt.,:, t.,, :,:, "
853-6005, 982-4 932. .. ...-_
JAX BEACH, 2.5 blocks to ocean, large GARAGE APARTMENT, 1BR/1BA; quiet
2BR/1RBA, CH&A, W/D, deck. $1 95/mgo neighborhood, available Feb 1, $635/mo.
655-5367, 803-3099. $95/mo includes some utilities. Credit check/refer-
ences required. No pets. 241-2857.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 126 Bay St. 2nd floor,
2BR, vaulted ceilings, beautiful inside, off- STUDIO UNIT, $650/mo., cable, electric,
street parking. $1295/mo. 612-8868. internet all included. View of ICW. 543-
1150.


1BR, REMODELED, 1/2 block to ocean.
Safe, fenced, small complex. Pets OK.
$600/mo. 334-9435.

1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave. South,
2BR/1BA. $725/mo., 1BR/1BA $600/mo.,
(904)891-0606.

1/2 BLOCK.ocean, 2 or 3BR/1BA apart-
ment. $1200/mo. 249-3970.
NORTH JAX Beach, 1BR $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.
1511 4TH St. N.- 2BR/1BA apartment. In-
cludes washer/ dryer $800/mo. +sec.de-
posit. No Pets. 742-6940.
ATL BCH, Sylvan Dr., 2/2, lower unit! du-
plex approx. 1200sf., carpet/ tile.
$1100/mo. TDO Mgmnt. (904)246-1125.
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.
ATLANTIC BCH, 2BR/2BA, wood floors,
just remodeled. Pool, block to ocean. No
pets or smokers. $975/mo, 505-1071.
VERY NICE 3BR 2BA house, Ig gar., new-
ly renovated. Convenient to Wonderwood
Expwy. 3217 Hampsted Ct. $1100/mo.
891-0606.
ATLANTIC BEACH off Mayport Rd. 2BR/
1.5BA, CH/A, $750-$800/mo. 294-5622.

ATLANTIC BEACH' DUPLEX BY DUT-
TON ISLAND PRESERVE. 3BR/2BA.
Spacious, 1500sf. Built 2003, New carpet
& tile. CH&A, W/D. Easy bike to beach, 95
Dudley St., $950/mo. (904)610-2743.
ACROSS FROM OCEAN
103 16th Ave. So., Jax Beach, 2BR/1BA,
lower apartment. No dogs. $1025/mo.
NEPTUNE BEACH
217 Hopkins St., 2BR/2BA, patio home,
fenced. $1195/mo. All deposits equal one-
half rent. Lawn service included. Broker/
Owner 249-8766.
NEPTUNE BCH 2BR/1BA, deck, garage,
includes water, '$1250/mo, no dogs,
463-0222, 465-2653
JARDIN DE MER- 3BR/2BA condo in Jax
Bch! Garage, washer/ dryer includedl
$1100/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.


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GREAT OCEANVIEW
1BR balcony, ceramic tile floors, WDHU,
walk-in closet, assigned parking, $875/mo.
($900 w/washer+dryer). Ocean View,
160 7th Ave. N. 993-2555.
BeachesApartments.com
ATLANTIC BCH 2/2; privacy, fence,
screened in porch, CH&A, utility room, 18"
orcelain tile, new carpet, 1325 Mayport
ending Circle. $750/mo. 1-888-259-0783.
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, 0o
dogs, 333-5579.
NEPTUNE BCH, 233 Magnolia, 2/1, car-
pet/ tile, garage, $1000/mo. TDO Manage-
ment. 246-1125.



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2BR/2BA, Mayport Landing $725-
$825/mo. Close to base.
2BR/1BA, H, 250 Jasmine St., big
private lot, new carpet, freshly
painted, W/D. $875/mo.
+ 3BR/2BA, Mayport $800/mo.
+ 2BR/1BA, Quad Ct. New carpet.
$650/mo.
Neptune Beach
2/1 Apt. Oceanviews, water
included $1000/mo.

Jax Bch
+ 2/1 End Unit Apt. walk to beach,
patio in back. $800/mo.
4/3 Duplex near hospital-fenced
yard, 1 car garage. $1400/mo.
4 3/3 Condo, tile & upgraded kitchen.
2 car garage. $1700/mo.
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4 BLOCKS to ocean, 220 4th St. S.
$500/mo. 904-891-0606.


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$785/mo. Call John (904)813-9723.



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NEPTUNE BEACH, 4/2, large corner lot,
remodeled inside, 4 blocks to beach,
close to Jarboe Park. No pets.
$1590/mo., 662-6522.
INTRACOASTAL WEST, 3BR/2BA w/ga-
rage! Community pool, tennis & more!
Convenient to schools, shopping & beach!
$1150/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
PONTE VEDRA/ Palm Valley, beautiful,
large, private, 3BR/2BA, 2 car garage w/
many amenities. $1300/mo. 860-1690.
PONTE VEDRA 4BR/2BA, in-ground
swimming pool, $1400/mo. + deposit.
No pets. 571-3261.
GOLF COURSE Community, Windsor
Park. 3/2, $1375/mo. OBO (lawn service
included). Pets OK. (904)477-2404.
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.
SAN PABLO/ Atlantic Blvd., 3/2,
1750sqft., large private yard, new sod,
$1350/mo., 472-6254.
906 18TH Ave. N., 3BR/2BA, CH&A, W/D,
fenced yard, $1200/mo. 635-6081
ATLANTIC BCH/ Oak Harbor, 3 BR,
restored and fresh, W/D, fenced yard, car-
port, $1000/mo, 233-1346.
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, 1yr. lease. No
pets. (904)993-1114.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/2BA, 1200sf.,
W/D included, fireplace, cathedral ceilings,
Screened patio, fenced yard. Pets OK.
$1250/mo +dep. (904)373-0492.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1365 Seminole Rd.,
3BR/2BA, CH&A, garage, $1300/mo. 1yr.
lease. (843)224-8783.
ATLANTIC BCH, 518 Selva Lakes Circle,
3/2, 2 car garage, $1500/mo, no pets,
904-994-4220.
NEPTUNE BEACH. 3 blocks to ocean,
newly remodeled, 3BR/1BA, washer/dryer
plus lawn service. $1450/mo.+ deposit.
270-0499.
ADORABLE, 3/2, newly renovated home
in Ponte Vedra. Wood floors, fenced yard,
quiet neighborhood. $1295/mo. Lawn
service incl. Available 1/1/08. Avail for
showing now. Call 476-5071 for an appt.
MAYPORT FISHING Village, 3BR/2BA,
fenced yard, $1100/mo. Call 221-0612.
PLAYERS CLUB Sawgrass, very nice
brick home, 4BR/2BA, 2car garage. Call
(904)631-8963.
ISLE OF Palms, JB, 3/2, 2 car garage
$1395/mo.+ dep. (negotiable). 759-2349.


NEP BCH, 4/3.5, 3500sf, poo, frpc., on OCEANFRONT, N. Jax Beach, luxury,
marh. $20/m. 201s5, o p 2BR/2BA, garage. $1850/mo. Call
marsh. $2000/mo. 249-0156. (904)476-7548.


ATLANTIC BCH 3/2 CH&A, utility room,
fenced in front & back yard. 2571 Montreal
St. $1000/mo. 1-888-259-0783.
S. JAX Beach, great beach location, good
living spaces 3BR/2BA, $1550/mo.
(904)910-1108, (919)358-0244.
NEP BCH, walk to beach from this charm-
ing 3/2 w/ fenced yard & garage.
$1400/mo. 280-5142.
JAX BCH, 3/1, 2.5 car gar., fenced yard,
$1400/mo. 836 9th Ave. N. 318-0044.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/1BA, CH&A,
painted, carpeted, WDHU, fenced yard.
246-0576.
ATLANTIC BEACH, Oak Harbor, nice
3BR/1.5BA, 2471 Spokane Ave. East,
$995/mo. +deposit, 242-0544.
PONTE VEDRA, L'Atrium, 2BR/2BA, fire-
place, 2 car garage, fenced yard, lawn
service. Unfurnished, year lease.,
$1200/mo. 642-3517. .
JAX BEACH, 3/2, furnished, Key West re-
sort style; includes pool maintenance,
$2000/mo., (904)536-2349. Licensed
agent.
IC WEST 3, 4, and 5 bedrooms available,
$1200- $1800/mo. Independent Brokers,&
Assoc., Inc. 247-4333 710-3111.
PONTE VEDRA/ Palm Valley, beautiful,
large, private, 4BR/3BA, plus bonus room,
2-car garage, w/many amenities.
$1495/mo. 860-1690.
JAX BCH, 3BR/2BA w/2 car garage, W/D,
$1100/mo. +deposit. 610-8761.
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, 2/2, sun room, office,
1600sqft., one block to beach, $1400/mo.,
315-6558.
4 BLOCKS from beach, 2BR/2BA, sun-
room, big kitchen, WDHU, W/D option,
shaded fenced yard. Excellent condition.
$1100/mo. 1 year preferred. No pets. Jax
Beach. (904)502-5910.
OCEANWALK- SPLIT ranch, 3BR/2BA,
walk to beach, 2328 Oceanforest Dr. W.
on lake $2100/mo. (904334-6602


THE PALMS, 1BR/1BA, gated, 2nd floor,
W/D, pool, fitness. $825/mo..
(904)610-3608.
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.
JAX BEACH- 1 FREE MONTH. The
Palms, gated, 2BR/ 2BA new luxury condo
w/ garage. Vaulted ceilings, washer/ dryer,
pool & fitness. Only $1200/mo. (904)472-
4039.
COURTYARDS OF Mayport, completely
remodeled, 2BR/2BA, $799/mo., 247-
7910 or 887-6033.
WATERFRONT
Moorings condo 2BR/2BA, private boat
slip, pool, tennis courts, club room
$1300/mo. 241-9922.
EXCLUSIVE MIRAVISTA, Atlantic Blvd @
the Intracoastal Waterway. 3/4BR,.3.5BA,
approximately 2700sf. ground walk out
back door to marina. Resort style living.
$2250/mo. Includes 1-car garage, water,
sewer, cable, pool, spa, clubhouse, health
club. Marina Walk, gated community
.marsh and marina views. Call 463-2845,
OCEAN VIEW, JAX BEACH,. 3B1R/VB,
vaulted ceiling, beautiful tile. Bright, open
floor plan. No dogs. $1500/mo. (discounts
avail.). Roommates considered. (404)325-
0820, (404)784-6601.
OLD PV, new 1BR/1BA condo, full ameni-
ties, $1000/mo, 220-6244.
PALMS AT Marsh Landing- 1st floor,
2BR/2BA, hardwood floors, granite, marsh
view, $1000/mo. 904-613-7605.
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., 1yr min. (904)476-8926.
PV 2/2, fireplace, renovated, consider
lease option. Owner/Agent, 463-7343.
UNFURNISHED CONDO, immaculate first
floor, 2/2 condo, appliances one year old;
screened lanai. Many amenities,
$1000/mo. Call 285-4772 after 6pm.


---BRAND NEW condo with new stainless
GREAT 3BR/2BA, Jax. Beach, pool & fire-' steel appliances, hardwood floors,
place, 1007 20th St. No., $1400/mo. $1300/mo. 476-6361.
993-7328;


ATLANTIC BCH, 1/2 block from ocean,
4BR/2.5BA, +office/ laundry, cul-de-sac,
pool & spa, private gate to beach access.
No smokers. Pets allowed w/deposit.
$3000/mo. includes lawn and pool svc.
962-4511.
4-BLOCKS TO Ocean. 1BR/1BA, all tile.
$699/mo.+ deposit. 405 Lower 8th Ave.
-South. 534-2120.
BEAUTIFUL TOWNHOUSE in PVB,
2BR/4.5BA, completely remodeled, new
appliances, beautiful lake view, screened
in patio deck, 5 10 minutes from beach-
es. www.geocities.com/pvb05/page2.html
$1200/mo (904)686-0068.
MARSH LANDING CC, 4BR/ 2.5BA
home. 3 car gar., totally renovated, granite
in kitchen & baths. Unfurnished, long term
$2495/mo. Also avail, furnished with short
term. 537-4083.
INTRACOASTAL WEST
Kensington Gem on preserve. 3/2, formal
living room, dining room, tiled throughout.
I luxurious masctr bath .CoveredI nnrch


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PONTE VEDRA, TPC Sawgrass, Bermu-
da Court, 2BR/2BA. Completely renovat- ICW SPACIOUS POOL HOME, 3/2 on
ed, $1275/mo., 655-5990. lake, 1850sf., W/D, 2 car, small pet OK,
$1375/mo. 699-2245.
ATLANTIC BCH, large 4BR/2BA, eat-in $ 5 6 -24
kitchen, fenced backyard, WDHU, new NEAR HANNA Park- 3BR/2BA 1100sf,
paint. $1275/mo. (904)571-5517. fenced back yard, 1 car garage, No pets.
SOUTH- JAT X B. ^ $950/mo., + security. 553-9890.
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JAX BEACH, 2BR/2BA, w/garage, fire-
place, pool, fitness, new carpet, great
location.. $1000/mo., (904)246-8397.
BELLEZA OF Ponte Vedra, 1BR/1BA, 3rd
story, vaulted ceilings. $875/mo.
(786)417-9802.


OCEANFRONT- FURNISHED & unfur-
nished homes & condos! From $700 per
week! All South Realty, 241-4141.
OCEANFRONT, FURNISHED, Vista-
delMar, lovely condo, sleeps 4, pool, Call
(904)737-2829
S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean-
front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267.
www.rentjacksonvillebeach.com
OCEAN FRONT Atlantic Beach, furnished
4BR condo, rent long or short term, (904)
537-4083.
OCEANFRONT 1BR or 2BR, daily/ week-
ly/ monthly, pool, 463-7343.


$1350/mo. 280-2805. OCEANFRONT RENTAL
S 4BR/4BA, weekly, monthly, yearly. Call
(904)249-8269.


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

BEAUTIFUL, ATLANTIC Bch, 5BR/3.5BA
fireplace, located 2 blocks from ocean
w/beach access, pool/ pool house, fenced
yard, Avail. immed.. $2750/mo. (furnished/
unfurnished) includes lawn & pool service.
(904)568-1663.
PONTE VEDRA, 4/1, quarter acre, pri-
vate, year lease, $1200/mo. 294-5498.
SAWGRASS CC. Willow Pond. 2BR/2BA.
2 car garage. Fireplace. Furnished. Utilit-
ies included. 7 month minimum. Call
(904)759-9000.
Brand new 3BR/2.5BA townhome in Jax
Bch. $1450/mo. +dep. Call (904)514-
2883.


SPACIOUS CONDO at The Palms. 3/2
w/garage, $1200/mo., 242-9173.
OCEAN VIEW, brand new, 3/2, upgrad-
ded; consider lease option, ocean view
from most rooms. Owner/ Agent, 463-
7343.
BELLEZA, 2/2, FP. No pets. No smoking.
$1200/mo. 655-7697, 731-0214.
OCEANFRONT
Seascape 3/2 w/60' balcony, 7th floor
w/great view, W/D, newly remodeled. No
pets. $2000/mo. 386-5008.


SPINNAKER 1BR/1BA. Elegantly furnish-
ed. Steps to Ocean. Garage, $1650/mo.
708-4022.
MIRA VISTA, 3BR/3BA Condo, 3rd story
unit, marsh view, pool/ fitness center/
clubhouse. $2500/mo. Rent or Lease Op-
tion. (904)859-5754.
JARDIN DE MER, 3BR/2BA, garage.
$1295/mo. Avail. now. 770-429-9331.


HOUSE TO Share in Ponte Vedra Bch.
W/D, cable TV. Furnished and unfurnish-
ed. 1/3 electric, $400/mo. +$200/deposit.
273-8633.
ROOM FOR rent $400/mo + 1/2 util.
1 mile from beach, features include: own
bathroom and washer/ dryer, 626-3853.
ROOMMATE, PONTE Vedra Beach Con-
do. Beautiful, 3BR/2.5BA, East of A1A.
$600/mo. includes utilities. 434-9915,.
ROOMMATE FOR 3BR/2BA, Jax Beach.
$550/mo +deposit, includes utilities
(904)249-1890.
ROOM FOR rent, $500/mo. plus sec. (will
consider payment for security). Just
blocks to beach. 401-0488.
ROOMMATE WANTED, near Atlantic and
Southside, 3BR/2BA, $500/mo. includes
utilites. (904)221-6832, (904)403-4673.

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.
CLEAN, FULLY furnished house, 9 blocks
to beach. No smoking. $550/mo. includes
utilities. More info, 247-0354.
ROOMMATE- 2BR/2BA condo in Belleza.
$500/mo, amenities & utilities included.
Call 543-1485.


ROOMMATE WANTED to share home in
Hickory Creek area, $700/mo (+$350 dep
required.) Includes util & washer/ dryer.
838-1635 or 568-6245.
FURNISHED MASTER bedroom with at-
tached half bath. Clean, quiet, non-dra-
matic! Reasonable, details? 333-2624
PV HOUSE, bedroom, share bath. Availa-
ble now, $400/mo.; bedroom w/private
bath, available 2/1, $500/mo. Share utilit-
ies. 885-7556.


PONTE VEDRA, Luxury patio home,
1/1, walk to beaches, pond view, pool/
health club amenities, $1099/mo.
407-448-5635.
$200 OFF 1st month rent. Luxurious
1BR/1BA, Bartram Park. Only $850/mo.
916-300-3039.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA, hardwood floors,
one year old, $1100/mo., 655-8686.
VILLAS @ Marsh Landing, large 1/1, la-
nai, gated, fitness, pool, hottub, fireplace,
Pergo floors, garage & water included.
$980/mo., 379-4288.
PVB, 2BR/1.5BA TH Very clean & nice.
$895/mo. Avail now. (904)333-3844.
SUMMERHOUSE/ PVB, 1/1, $895/mo.
Includes full amenities, great location,
318-6665.
OCEAN FRONT furnished 2/2, pool con-
sider lease option, 6 month plus.
463-7343.
OCEAN GROVE IN PVB, 2/2, $950/mo.
Top Sell Realty 270-0222.
PONTE VEDRA, East of A1A. Short walk
to ocean. Just remodeled, 2/2, 1100sf.
Garage & fireplace. Granite kitchen and
bathrooms. Large tile living areas. Fresh
lively paint. Stunning 5" baseboards, new
carpet, new sinks, new oil rubbed bronze
light & plumbing fixtures. All appliances in-
cluded. Oversized. rooms. Plenty of side-
walks and slow streets for strolling. Low
utility cost with new insulation, windows
and doors. $945/mo. Call (904)881-0895
for appt.
OCEAN FRONT, 2BR/2BA, unfurnished.
No pets. 1 year lease, $1500/mo.,
241-0493.
JAX BEACH Light, airy, 2nd floor,
2BR/2BA, marsh view screened lanai, fire-
place, cathedral ceilings, W/D, resort
amenities. $950/mo. Available immed.,
285-5592.
JAX BEACH, 3/3, avail now .5 blocks
from ocean, wood floors, granite and 2 car
garage. Pets ok on approval. $1975/mo.
Call Joy 881-7775.
WOLF CREEK 3/2, gated community,
$1050/mo. Klaidman Realty Group,
(386)569-3943.
PV- BELLEZA GATED luxury condo
1BR/1BA pool/ fitness/ wd included
$850/mo. call 318-9114.
OCEANFRONT CONDO Jax Beach. 1/1
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.


NOTICE OF INTENT
TO ISSUE PERMIT
The Department of. Environmental Protec-
tion gives notice of its intent to issue a
permit to Michael Johnigean, President,
mpire Development Group, LLC, .100
Bristol Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Flori-
da, 32082, to construct a domestic waste-
water collection/transmission system con-
sisting of: 3,390 LF of 4" PVC forcemain,
. one lift station with dual 20 gpm submersi-
ble pumps, and appurtenances, to serve
one single family home with a total aver-
age daily flow of 350 gpd. The system is
located in the vicinity of North Roscoe
Boulevard and Solana Road, Ponte Vedra
Beach, Florida, in St. Johns County.
The intent to issue and application file are
available for public inspection during nor-
mal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
.m., Monday through Friday, except legal
olidays, at Northeast District Office, 7825
Baymeadows Way, Suite B200, Jackson-
ville, Florida, 32256-7590.
The Department will issue the permit with
the attached conditions unless a timely
petition for an administrative hearing is


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as well As Homes
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PHOTOS Visible at our Web Site:

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OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE! Lease or
Purchase. From 200sf, North Jax Bch,
Avail Jan. 2009. Call 333-9463 for details
JAX BEACH OFFICE SPACE
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.
JAX BEACH, 711 S. 3rd Street. Single
room offices, $375 & $415/mo. TDO Man-
agement, 246-1125.
JAX BCH Internet Executive offices, 1639
Beach Blvd., $350 & $425/mo. Contact
Brian 465-2505.
NEPTUNE BEACH, on Third St., great
signage, 700-1400sf., negotiable,
993-4011.
IEXEC- INTERNET EXECUTIVE OFFI-
CES. Spacious modern individual offices
with phone, internet, printer, fax & mail
service, voice mail, 3rd Street address.
Contact Jim 249-4292.
NICE CORNER office in SAWGRASS
VILLAGE, utilities furnished. Avail. imme-
diately. $1300/mo. 285-7299



rPONTE VEDRA

OFFICE SPACE

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

(904) 543-7000





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


FREE TO good home. 2 ferrets complete
with cage and accessories. 223-8777.
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.
FREE CATS and Kittens to approved
homes. Call 242-0224.


COMING SOON American Bulldog Pups,
NKC registered. Reserve yours now. No
deposit yet, name & number only. Males
$325, females $300. (850)971-0082.
CAVALIER KING Charles Spaniels,
3 male, 2 female. Born 12/12/07. Ready
for Valentines. $800' males, $1000 fe-
males. (386)206-3445, (386)931-6581.
PUPPIES LAB SHEPHERD/ mix, $50.
642-8010 or 716-8818.


HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
dogs. 246-3600.
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-
7600.


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



PUBLIC HEARING
CITY OF NEPTUNE BEACH
Notice is hereby given that a public hear-
ing will be held on the following proposed
ordinance at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb-
ruary 4, 2008, in the City Hall Council
Chambers, 116 First Street, at which time
the City Council will consider their adop-
tion into law. The ordinances in their en-
tirety may be inspected at the Office of the
City Clerk during regular working hours.
All. interested parties may appear at the
meeting and be heard with respect to the
proposed ordinance.
ORDINANCE 2007-20: PUBLIC HEAR-
ING AND SECOND READ: AN ORDI-
NANCE OF THE CITY OF NEPTUNE
BEACH, FLORIDA AMENDING THE EX-
ISTING 27 UNIFIED LAND DEVELOP-
MENT REGULATIONS ARTICLE V. AC-
CESSORY STRUCTURES AND USES
SECTION 27-331 TEMPORARY STRUC-
TURES AND PROVIDING AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE
ORDINANCE 2007-21: PUBLIC HEAR-
ING AND SECOND READ AN ORDI-
NANCE OF THE CITY OF NEPTUNE
BEACH, FLORIDA AMENDING THE EX-
ISTING CHAPTER 27, TABLE 27-229-1
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
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, including
hearing assistance, to participate in this
meeting should contact the City Clerk's
Office no later than 5:00 P.M., the day of
the meeting.
Lisa Volpe, CMC
City Clerk
BL 1/25/08
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION


filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
FloridaStatutes, within fourteen days of re-
ceipt of notice. The procedures to petition
for a hearing are set forth below.
A person whose substantial interests are
affected by the Department's proposed
permitting decision may petition for an ad-
ministrative proceeding (hearing) under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida
Statutes. The petition must contain the in-
formation set forth below and must be filed
(received by the clerk) in the Office of
General Counsel of the Department at
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Sta-
tion 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000.
Under Rule 62-110.106(4), Florida Admin-
istrative Code, a person may request en-
largement of the time for filing a petition
for an administrative hearing. The request
must be filed (received by the clerk) in the
Office of General Counsel before the end
of the time period for filing a petition for an
administrative hearing.
Petitions filed by any persons other than
those entitled to written notice under Sec-
tion 120.60(3),' Florida Statutes, must be
filed within fourteen days of publication of
the notice or within fourteen days of re-
ceipt of the written notice, whichever oc-
curs first. Under Section 120.60(3), Florida
Statutes, however, any person who has
asked the Department for notice of agency
action may file a petition within fourteen
days of receipt of such notice, regardless
of the date of publication.
The petitioner shall mail a copy of the peti-
tion to the applicant at the address indicat-
ed above at the time of filing. The failure
of any person to file a petition or request
for enlargement of time within fourteen
days of receipt of notice shall constitute a
waiver of that person's right to request an
administrative determination (hearing) un-
der Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida
Statutes. Any subsequent intervention (in
a proceeding initiated by another party)
will be only at the discretion of the presid-
ing officer upon the filing of a motion in
compliance with Rule 28-106.205, Florida
Administrative Code.
A petition that disputes the material facts
on which the Department's action is based
must contain the following information:
(a) The name, address, and telephone
number of each petitioner; the name, ad-
dress,
and telephone number of the petitioner's
representative, if any; the Department per-
mit identification number and the county in
which the subject matter or activity is lo-
cated;
(b) A statement of how and when each pe-
titioner received notice of the Department
action;
(c) A statement of how each petitioner's
substantial interests are affected by the
Department action
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of
material fact. If there are none, the petition
must so indicate;
(e) A statement of facts that the petitioner
contends warrant reversal or '
modification of the Department action;
(f) A concise statement of the ultimate
facts alleged, as well as the rules and stat-
utes which entitle the petitioner to relief;
and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the
petitioner, stating precisely the action that
the petitioner wants the Department to
take.
Because the administrative hearing proc-
ess is designed to formulate final agency
action, the filing of a petition means that
the Department's final action may be dif-
ferent from the position taken by it in this
notice. Persons whose substantial inter-
ests will be affected by any such final de-
cision of. the Department have the right to
petition to become a party to the proceed-
ing, in accordance with the requirements
set forth above.
In addition to requesting an administrative
hearing, any petitioner may elect to pur-
sue mediation. The election may be ac-
complished by filing with the Department a
mediation agreement with all parties to the
proceeding (i.e., the applicant, the Depart-
ment, and any person who has filed a
timely and sufficient petition for a hearing).
The agreement must contain all the infor-
mation required by Rule 28-106.404, Flori-
da Administrative Code. The agreement
must be received by the clerk in the Office
of General Counsel of the Department at
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Sta-.
tion 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000,
within ten days after the deadline for filing
a petition, as set forth above. Choosing
mediation will not adversely affect the right
to a hearing if mediation does not result in
a settlement.
As provided in Section 120.573, Florida
Statutes, the timely agreement of all par-
ties to mediate will toll the time limitations
imposed by Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes, for holding an administra-
tive hearing and issuing a final order. Un-
less otherwise agreed by the parties, the
mediation must be concluded within sixty
days of the execution of the agreement. If
mediation results in settlement of the ad-
ministrative dispute, the Department must
enter a final order incorporating the agree-
ment of the parties. Persons seeking to
protect their substantial interests that
would be affected by such a modified final
decision must file their petitions within
fourteen days of receipt of this notice, or
they shall be deemed to have waived their
right to a proceeding under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. If
mediation terminates without settlement of
the dispute, the Department shall notify all
parties in writing that the administrative
hearing processes under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, re-
main available for disposition of the dis-
pute, and the notice will specify the dead-
lines that then will apply for challenging
the agency action and electing remedies
under those two statutes.
BL 1/25/08


LOST/ STOLEN Rozo Fish model 5'6" surf
board, green bottom w/clear deck, glass
on fins. Reward (904)261-8321,
(904)206-0828.


PIANO LESSONS
All levels, styles & ages. Will come to your
home. Piano Tuning also available.
241-4954, 655-3300.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com
NEED A Math Tutor? I tutor up through
Algebra I. Lyn Broderick, 247-8609.


AFTERNOON CHILD care worker, Ponte
Vedra School. Call 285-2965.
EARLY MORNING & weekend shifts.
Breakfast experience a plus. 273-0111.
CHIROPRACTIC OFFICE Assistant to
work afternoons/ evenings & Saturdays.
Must be team player, multitasker and
computer savvy. Fax resume 246-8105 or
email: to chirodc@aol.com.
FRONT DESK Receptionist needed for
Chiropractic office. Bilingual a plus, will
train. Resume to 423 N. 3rd St., Jackson-
ville Beach.
DISHWASHERS & SERVERS. Marsh


Landing Country Club is currently hiring
for part-time PM dishwashers and part-
time servers. Some weekend shifts re-
uired. Apply in person Tuesday-Satur-
ay. Call 285-6514 for directions. Drug
testing/ EOE.
BABYSITTER NEEDED for 5 year. old
boy after school from 3-5pm in my Jax
Beach home. Some Monday evening
hours are also available. $25 per week.
Call 241-4344 Iv. msg.
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.
PART-TIME/ FULL-TIME Front Office
Staff at a holistic doctor's office. Re-
sponsibilities will include answering
phones, scheduling appointments and
marketing. Written and verbal communica-
tion skills and computer knowledge are re-
quired. Please fax resume and references
to (904)246-3778. No phone calls please.


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HAIR & NAILS booth rental. Great new
salon, 630 S. 3rd St., Jax Bch. $200 per
week. Call Jimma or Dixie 246-2121.
SELVA MARINA COUNTRY CLUB at the
beach hiring Server, Host, Bus positions.
FT/PT. Must be dependable and outgoing.
DFWP. Email:
accounting@selvamarina.com, or apply in
person.
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 .
SOUTH BEACH SALON has chair rental
available. Call Jerry, 673-3639..
DETAILERS, EXPERIENCE a plus, but
will train. Must have valid driver's license
& transportation. Start $8/hr up. Only seri-
ous, responsible, hard workers need ap-
ply. Eric, 716-4413.
MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Full-time medical assistant to work in the
clinic at a Continuing Care Retirement
Community. Experience required. Excel-
lent benefits. Applications available at
Fleet Landing Security Gate, One Fleet
Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233;
faxt to (904)246-9447: website at
www.fleetlanding.com; email to
jobs@fleetlanding.com. EOE/ Drug- Free
Workplace.
-...ULL- 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.
TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.
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:
cgregory@spring-bay.com.
THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE BEACH
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:
personnel@jaxbchfl.net, or visit our
website: www.cojb.jobs Drug free work
environment, EOE, VP.
KITCHEN ULITITY WORKER: FT\ bene-
fits\ 401k\ flexible schedule. Golf Privileg-
es. Phone 904-246-4827, email:
accounting@selvamarina.com, or fax
resume to 246-9121. DFWP.
SENIOR INFRASTRUCTURE SOFT-
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
(XML, XHTML, WSDL and SOAP Web
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 HattieAndrews@winn-dixie.com.
Refer to job code CB in the subject line.
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.
BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.

EUROFEAN
5TRE-ET
CA F.... i
Now hiring
Prep Cooks &
Sandwich Makers
Apply at
992 Beach Blvd.
before 11am or after 2pm.
Competitive wages.


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.
COUNTER HELP, Dry Cleaners Ponte
Vedra area. Call 285-5644.
*DIANA'S STYLING SALON*
Looking for a career? Stylists, Barbers,
Nail/ Pedicure Techs needed. Great
incentives w/progression. Call Diane at
525-2164 for more details. EQE.
** HAIRSTYLIST **
TOP.,pay, insurance & benefits. FT/ PT
ICW 220-2012.
*BEACH DRIVERS*
Taxi Drivers needed to work Beach and
Intercoastal areas, at .least 23 yrs. old,
good driving record. Call 249-0360.


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
994-7408.
ACCOUNTANT/ BOOKKEEPER for-con-
struction office at Beach. Knowledge of
Quickbooks a must. Fax resume
249-8807.
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.


Courtyard by Marriott
Positions available:

Bartender

AM Server

Houseperson


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
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MEDICAL BILLING
ASSISTANT
Full Time in medical billing office of a pre-
mier retirement community. A/R experi-
ence, data entry, strong computer skills
and attention to detail a must. Experience
with outpatient therapy billing a plus. Ex-
cellent benefits and work environment.
Applications available at Fleet Landing
Security Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233; fax to 904-246-
9447; website at fleetlanding.cdm; email
to jobs@fleetlanding.com. EOE/ Drug-.
Free WorkpIqe. ..


CONCRETE FOREMAN, must be experi-
enced. Beaches area. Call 545-5601,


MINISTRY ASSISTANT: church office
seeks energetic, friendly personality for
computer/ clerical work. FT or PT, M-F.
Duties include basic data entry, multi-line
phones & extensive use of computer, in-
cluding internet, word processing & desk-
top publishing. Confidential environment.
Flexible schedule. Competitive benefits &
pay. HS diploma & minimum 2 years relat-
ed experience required. AA'or BA degree
preferred. Send resume to nels@neptune-.
baptist.org or fax (904)249-5537.


GENERAL MAINTENANCE for Rental
Property. Start $9/hr. Work vehicle
required. Non-smoker..307-2841.


DISHWASHER
FULL-TIME, in main main dining room kitchen.
Dependability and punctuality a must. Ex-
cellent benefits and great work environ-
ment. To apply: applications available at
Fleet Landing Security Gate, One Fleet
Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233;
Fax to (904)246-9447; email
tojobs@fleetlanding.com EOE/ Drug-
Free Workplace.


SCISSOR & KNIFE SHARPENING
Specializing in salon scissors, fabric,
household -industrial sheaFrs&-knives.
Mobile. (904)945-3375.
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
285-3921..
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. ,
CRISSCROSS DESIGNS
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.
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.




The DEPENDABLE HANDYMAN
from changing a lightbulb
to changing the color ofyour house

NO JOB IS TOO ODD!
*TILING PRESSURE WASHING PAINTING
*QUALITY *DEPENDABLE'HONEST
*FREEESTINIATES "ST

241-6102\
LICENSED & INSURED _


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


PERSONAL CHEF daily, weekly, monthly.
References. Lots of experience 735-
5081.

JUST ME Cleaning, one cleaner, one
great job. Connie 333-0058.
AN AMAZINGLY Clean House by Natasha
is expanding. Excellent prices and
detailed work. Lots of ref's. available
210-1360.


HOUSEKEEPING, COMPANION Sitting
or Child Care, and more. PVB referen-
ces 534-3732.
AFFORDABLE CLEANING SERVICE.
"Many years experience; references availa-
ble. Call Kelly fdrestimate, 238-9040.


JAMES WYNNE REPAIRS, INC.
Block & Brick Masonry,. New construction,
additionis, repairs. Licensed & Insured.
,333:1388. ..... ............
a.* a' af


EXPERIENCED CLEANING lady, reliable, OCEANSIDE CLEANING INDUSTRIES,
reasonable, w/excellent references. Call Safe roof cleaning. Spotless window
(904)699-7757. cleaning. Pressure washing.' Licensed &
-' "M S insured. Call Kevin, 994-0045.
CLE IANING- HOMESC in BAainhas D-PV: *


Honest- Reliable/ Affordable. References
available. 563-3955. .


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


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


STUCK? FRUSTRATED? Call *Rob. All
applications, house calls, training;, repairs,
upgrades, websites, graphics Free phone
tech. 904-249-3034 Wr email:
calnrob@comcast.net.



KEN'S LAWN CARE
Cutting, edging, weed-eating, lardscap-,
Ing, pressure washing, grading and sod-
ding. Free estimate. 252-6112:


P G Landscaping. Specializing In com-
plete lawn maintenance, remodeling con-
struction cleanup. (904)236-0055.
WE HAVE been showing up on time, trim-
ming bushes & controlling weeds for over
.10 years in Jax Beach. For a limited time
only we are accepting new lawn clients for
summer. BerkshireWaterGardens.com
333-7785.
YARD CLEAN-UPS. Clean out .plant
beds; cut back hold growth, mulching,
palm tree. trimming, pressure washing.
710-1030
WINSOR LAWN Service, Inc. Competitive
rates. Call Alan. S37-5301. : .
SPERSCHELBROTHERS
SERVICES, INC.
PROFESSIONAL LAWN service. We mow
lawns. Free estimates. 246-0967.
CLASSIC GREEN LAWN CARE. Mow,
Blow, Hedges, Edge, Palm Tree Trim-
ming, Tractor Work, Clean-ups. 537-7944.
ED'S LAWNCARE
Dependable Quality Service. Reasonable
rat (904)524-8660a.n


BEACHES HOME SERVICES. Painting,
.free estimates; work.guaranteed, licensed.
610-7768.
A PLUS QUALITY PAINTING, INC.
Top-notch Work guaranteed. 17yrs. experi-
ence. Painting, trim, carpentry, wood re-
Rair, pressure washing. Licensed/ Insured.
Free estimates. 861-9500.


Painting&
& a lep oipapServices
Pressure Washing,
30 .Years Experience *
A Painting Pressure Washing
|.4, Residential g Commercial|
4. Interior; Exterior
SieWood Replacement
SWaterproofing


| Cell (904) 714-8400
Beaches Office (904) 241-5414
SWestside Office (904) 786-98P27


Just Joe
Painting
&Wallpapering,,
Pressure Washing.
Luality craftsmanship by
Joe DiMauro
30 years experience
ILicensed Insured References
www.justjoepaii~ting.com
Now Accepting =40
(904)372.4707(904) 229-9542


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NEW POOL'special, 15x30.. Complete and
chlorine free, only $25,000. Call 568-J112..


IF YOU are Interested in advertising upder
this category please call 904-249-9033 er
mail: classifiedbheachesleader.cnnm,


HANDYMAN SERVICES. Remodeling,
Renovation/ Fences; Decks, Painting,
'Flooring, & morel 25years experience. Li-
censed/ Insured. No job too small Free
estimates. 703-2054.
MAKE THAT BORING EXISTING
tONCRETE PQPI 1 can make your exist-
ing driveway look like brick or stone. I .can
make the interior concrete look like cus-
tom inlaid tile or marble. George Arvin
778-8890.

SNELIGAN .

CONSTRUCTION

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


ADDITIONS AND REMODELING.
We manufacture & install our own custom
mouldings-,Backhoe. services. 35 years'
experience. References, lic. & ins.. State
Cert. CBC057084 Gauthier Building Con-
tradtor. Inc. Call Mark 904-422-0616 or
904-766-061 6 .


CONTRACTING;, INC.
tS Time to do That


Custom Homes Renovations
Kitchen & Bath Remodeled
Termite Repair Home Inspection
Custom Garages-
FREE Estimates
Licensed & Insured CBC 058024

838-9868


L A BUILDERS
of North Florida, Inc.

Design and Blueprints Available
Custom Homes
Renovations
SFlpom Additions -
Commercial Buildings
*Commercial Buildduts
Custom Interiors our Speciality

904-309-0646
General Contractor HVAC Contractor
CGC1512691 CAC1814517



QUALITY HOME REPAIR: Painting,
Wood Repair, Trim, Crown Moulding,
Pressure Washing, Flooring and more,
17yrs. experience. Licensed/. Insured.
861-9500.


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KP HOME IMPROVEMENT INC
Painting, pressure washing, wood floors,
carpentry, tile work, drywall. 241-7023.
HANDYMAN- EXPERIENCED and very
dependable, for quality repairs, service
calls, painting, improvements and miscel-
laneous jobs: DAVE. 246-6628.


SOUTHERN JAX
CONSTRUCTION LLC
DQO'T MOVE, REMODEL!
Let us help you enjoy a new
home withoutmoving.'
Bath, Kitchen, Marble,
Granite, Tile,Drywall,
Painting, Decks & much more!
S*2sq. ft. including tile.
Call Menny or Chris
904-894-4058 or
904-652-4212
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NELIGAN CONSTRUCTION
ROOFING DIVISION
ROOF REPAIRS & Re-Roofirig. Trust a li-
censed professional. See our ad. under
Remodeling/Construction. State Certified
Roofer' #CC1325888. Member BBB
247-3777.

COAST TO COAST ROOFING
5th year anniversary special. Will beat any
written estimate, next 7 days.
904-755-7403. CCC1326983.


WEBERS TREE SERVICE
246-9930
Quality work at reasonable rates. Stump
grinding. Since 1986.


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


SPARKL SHINE Cleaning. Licensed, In- SHOW ME LAWN SERVICE, INC Call
sured, References. Low rates 514-4434. ParE 742-7769. SERVICE, INC. Call


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Residential and CommercialNTAEE ITRE EW
Custom Remodeling New Homes Additions A MaEi YlUS T
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Customer care is our priority Serving the Beaches for 10 years. J AAM E R A c PR
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lanuarv 25, 2008 The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader


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-
2921.
CITY OF ATLANTIC BEACH
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 www.coab.us or 800 Seminole Rd.,
Atlantic Beach, FL (904)247-5820. No
smokers/ tobacco users. Drug testing con-
ducted. EOE.
Building Code Administrator
Starting pay up to $68,494 annually, DOQ
+benefits. Must be a Florida certified
Building Code Administrator or exam eligi-
ble and have building inspection and/ or
construction experience. Must have valid
FL Driver's License with good driving re-
cord. Applications will be accepted until
the position is filled and may be obtained
at www.coab.us or 800 Seminole Rd.,
Atlantic Beach, FL (904)247-5820. No
smokers/ tobacco users. Drug testing con-
ducted. EOE.
CLERICAL POSITION available. Typing,
dictation, A/R, Quickbooks, Excel, com-
puter skills. College degree or teaching
ackground a plus. Resume to:
conut@bellsouth.net. Consolidated Utili-
tes fax (904)249-2277..
LPN
Full-time in our Outpatient Clinic, In-
cludes all resident and employee health
care.. Applications available at Fleet Land-
ing Security Gate, One Fleet Landing
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-
9447; email to: jobs@fleetlanding.com
EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.

Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
0967.
MARSH LANDING COUNTRY CLUB is
hiring for AM, Full-Time Line Cook, Tues-
day-Saturday; PM, Full-Time Grill Cook,
experience required, Wednesday-
Sunday; PM, Part-Time Garde Manger
Chef Wednesday-Saturday;- Part-Tinme
Dishwasher, weekends required. Apply in
person, Tuesday-Saturday. Call 285-6514
for directions. Drug Testing/EOE.
METAL ROOF INSTALLER
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.


STAFF DEVELOPMENT
NURSE
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 fleetlanding.com; e-mail
to jobs@fleetlanding.com. EOE/ Drug-
free Workplace.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
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.
FULL-TIME TEACHING ASSISTANT -
Child Development Research Center -
University of North Florida. Minimum re-
quirements: High School Diploma or
Equivalent, 45 Clock Hour Certification re-
quired by the Department of Children and
Families, CDA, Pediatric First Aid Certifi-
cations and one year of recent teaching
experience with children infant through
age five. Annual Salary: $10 hourly wage
- full-time employment, non-negotiable.
UNF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Ac-
cess/Affirmative Action'Institution. Minori-
ties, women, veterans and spouses of vet-
erans, and disabled persons are encour-
aged to apply. Please contact Jan
Goschke at 620-2374 for more informa-
tion.
DENTAL ASSISTANT
Experienced, PT/FT. Ponte Vedra. Call or
fax resume to: 285-3128.
WAITSTAFF. ATRIA SENIOR Living is
seeking experienced full-time waltstaff. If
you are flexible with hours and have a
pleasant personality, apply in person:
14199 Wm Davis Parkway or phone
294-5744.


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


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


LOVING IN-HOME Child Care PVB. Ages
6 weeks and up. HRS licensed. 8 years
experience.Call Tammy at 524-7224.


CERTIFIED CNA looking for night shift
leave message, 728-8614.
STATE Certified HHA/ CNA/ Sitter will
give quality care for elderly in the privacy.
of their own home. Call Veronica at
(904)783-9151 or (904)887-1010.
IN-HOME CARE BY VISITING ANGELS.
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.
www.visitingangels.com
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com


BEACHY FURNITURE: Complete, match-
ing Living and Dining Room set, neutral.
couch/ loveseat, leather recliner. White-
washed wicker end tables, bar stools. A
Must Seel 220-0778.
0-KING OVERCOAT, 42L, 100% wool,
flawless condition. 372-9341.
TV ARMOIRE w/2 doors, 3 shelves, & 1
drawer, beautiful solid oak. Will fit up. to a
35" TV, $100 OBO. Must see to appreci-
ate. Call for details 864-1919 or 610-1887.
QUEEN BEDROOM set, 7pcs +matt., light
wood w/ beach grass art. $900. 704-4006.
TELESCOPE: ORION Spaceprobe 130ST
EQ, brand new, never used. Won in con-
test, worth $279, asking $200, 571-0931.
SALON EPISODE Pedi-Spa for sale. Like
new. $2500. Call (904)962-8863.
HOOVER SILVER steam vac carpet
cleaner rotating brushes, $75 992-9512.
52" RCA TV. Like new furniture. Extension
ladders (2) 32ft.. Misc. items. Call for pri-
ces. (904)714-8400.
GE DRYER, works great, $125. Moving.
224-5100.
KENMORE WASHER & Dryer, $65/each;
Hotpoint refrigerator, $125; 641-9667,
838-5411.


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MOVING SALE. Furniture, books, clothes,
plants, dishes, etc., Carol. (904)372-4297.
HEAVY DUTY GE washer for $50 and
dryer for $75 or $100 for both. 246-3812.
TWO 24 bulb Tanning Beds, $699/ea&
Call Tom (904)220-2012.
COMPUTER DESK (blond wood), fabric
chair, touchtone lamp. 285-6602
MOVING MUST sell misc. household
items. Call 285-1888.
1 CARAT white gold ring, 3 stones, etched
wedding rin ring w/band. Paid $2200, asking
$1400 OBO (all receipts/ papers includ-
ed), 535-3098.
TWO ADJACENT cemetery plots at
Beaches Memorial Gardens for $995.
Contact 904-744-2904 or cell 904-228-
8161.
GRAND BERNHARDT King, 4 poster bed
$400. 2 ebony stained wardrobes $600.
Bemrnhardt bachelor chest w/granite top,
retails $2500, $700. Misc. other pieces ne-
gotiable. 993-2623.
WASHER/ DRYER, heavy duty, super ca-
pacity, excellent condition. $350 for both.
Can deliver & guarantee. 874-1747.
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.
SCROLL BLADES ARE HERE We now
stock Olson Scrolling Saw Blades..visit
our online store.
www.splintersnmore.com
OFFICE CLEAN OUT
,Purge old office files and free up space.
Protect from identity theft. On-site shred-
ding. UST. Great rates. (904)928-0200.
OAK DINETTE, 3 1/2'x5' table, w/4 cush-
ioned chairs brand new condition. $300.
386-8460, 543-9029..
KING, QUEEN, full & twin size mattresses
& box springs, 821-2058 or 434-2321.
RECLINING BLUE & white checked sofa
& loveseat set, $150; floral overstuffed
chair, excellent condition, $200. 246-3370
after 6pm.


PIANO AND Bench, excellent condition.
$750. Call 249-1444.
MOVING- COLLECTORS Edition Lester
Piano, solid oak; Appraised $1650 Call
285-1888.


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


WE BUY Scrap Gold for Cash9 Estate and
old jewelry, Rolexes. 241-1889.

I BUY BUSINESSES. All types consid-
ered. Fast closings. Call (904)402-5355.
WE BUY GOLD & DIAMONDS
Estate Jewelry and scrap gold.
241-5666.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @ beachesleader.com


SATURDAY 9-2PM. Lionel trains, Original
art by Jeannette Phillips, misc. stuff.
929 12th Ave. S.


SINCE
1977 GOLD
246-1933 619 Atlantic Blvd.
. AIA!; .,:=gg;


MULTI-FAMILY SALE Saturday, 2004 LEXUS GX 470, 42,000 miles, gold
8am-1pm, 717 Neptune Lane. Kid's stuff, with tan leather, fully loaded. $36,900
clothes, and home accessories. OBO. 543-8629.


MULTI FAMILY, tons of stuff, Sat., 8am-
2pm, 95 West 13th Street.

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).
FURNITURE & Yard Sale, Saturday 8-12.
Make a deal. West Elm, Pier 1, misc.
1675 Selva Marina Dr.
SATURDAY, 9AM-? 168 Pine St.
A household of stuff!!

M u:", ,


2001 VW Beetle, one owner, 25,000 orig.
mi., A/C, power windows, sunroof, spoiler.
$11,000. 307-6555.
1995 NISSAN MAXIMA GLE, great condi-
tion, 125k miles, $4500. Call 334-1476.
1999 COBRA Mustang Convertible, g'-
raged, exc. cond., 60,000mi., $15,000.
246-3701.
97 JEEP Grand Cherokee Ltd., fully load-
ed w/ leather, one owner, 120k mi. New
tires, A/C & radiator. $1650. 241-5511
ask for Troy.
1999 MAZDA 626ES, immaculate condi-
tion, low miles, leather interior, sun roof,
power windows/ locks, cruise, CD, $5500
offer, 887-9030.


..t. ....... ...... f' u 2000 BMW Z3 Roadster, 74k mi., great
MULTI FAMILY yard sale, Sat., 8am- shape, loaded, $14,000. Call Dave
12noon. 117 Marsh Cove Dr. (off Ponte (904)697-7676.
Vedra Lakes Blvd.).


SATURDAY 1/26, 7:30am-? Multi- gen-
erational yard sale. Furniture, HH, Disney
Princess bed; something for everyone.
12771 N. Autumn Spring Ct. (near Hodg-
es/ Girvin).


SECOND WAVE of treasures: fumiture,
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 turn. 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
chinacatantiques.com


BOAT STORAGE in PV. Visit
www.MarinaClubPV.com


SATURDAY, 8AM-1PM, 1178 18th St. N. 1999 BAYLINER 1800, 120hp, fish finder,
Household and miscellaneous items. lots of extras, $6500, 610-7768.


2002 CHEVY MONTE CARLO SS, black
w/leather interior. Fully loaded, On-Star
equipped. Very' clean and runs great.
51,400 miles. $9500. (904)246-7919.
1992 MERCURY Sable, low mileage, runs
well, gregt beach car $2000. 249-8308.
1998 CADILLAC Catera,. white, leather
int., fully loaded, 120k mi., extra clean,
new .ti re built motor- under warranty.
$2595. 241-5511 ask for Troy.
1999 DODGE Durango, excellent condi-
tion, brand new points, plugs & bushings,
equipped w/towing package, 98,560 miles,
$5250. 249-3098.
2003 CHEVY Tahoe, loaded, exc. shape,
80K miles, $12,500 OBO. 504-9405
2001 MITSUBISHI Galant ES model, fully
loaded, 101k ml. Super clean, must see to
appreciate. $3695. 241-5511 ask for
Troy.



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RELIGION



A one-woman show on display at Bethel Gallery ,


by KATHY NICOLETTI
STAFF WRITER
Lord, what will you have me
do?"
As she began to paint again
after a 20-year hiatus, artist
Phyllis Thomas reflected on
this question. Her renewed
understanding of her artistic
gifts, inspired her to use them
to serve God, she said.
Thirty-three of Thomas'
paintings are on display in
the one-woman show,
"Contemporary Visual
Translations," at Bethel
Gallery through March 11.
The gallery, which is at
Ponte Vedra Presbyterian
Church at 4510 Palm Valley
Road, is open Monday through
Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and from 9 a.m. to noon on
Sundays,
All of Thomas' art is
inspired by her study of
Scripture. As a Christian artist,
Thomas said she believes that
she can have an impact in the
community, she said.,
Originally from Indiana,
Thomas has lived with her
family in Orlando since 1997.
She has exhibited in galleries
and juried art shows in Florida
and nationally.
Thomas belongs to several
art societies and co-ordinates
the Arts Initiative. The Arts
Initiative helps "professional
artists find, embrace, and
express their identities in
Christ through creative


work."-
Thomas and her husband,
Carl, had answered the call to
become missionaries in the
early years of their marriage.
Their work for Campus
Crusade for Christ took them
and their family to Nairobi,
Kenya where they served for
almost two decades.
The country was beautiful
and the population included
Christians, Muslims, and peo-
ple who followed indigenous
African religious traditions,
said Thomas.
"Kenya was stable and
safe.... The people were easy to
serve."
After returning to the
United States from Kenya,
Thomas said she experienced
"two years of quiet" while she
focused on the needs of her
children and her husband's
parents.
Thomas had always consid-
ered herself an artist and had
a degree in art education and
experience in teaching art.
During this time of "quiet,"
she resumed painting and had
"an amazing sense of what I
had missed."
"God honors the gift of cre-
ativity."
With the gift comes the
responsibility of using it to
serve God, she said.
Thomas works primarily
with watercolor but also
incorporates other media such
as stitching, embossing,


photos by KATHY NICOLETT1
Above, Thomas uses the lines of gold in this paint-
ing to represent God's "still, small voice" speaking
to the prophet Elijah. Right, in the mixed media
painting "Soil of my Soul,' Thomas stitches together
several images to express her idea of God as "the
Master Potter."


Japanese paper, and gold leaf
into her paintings.
This gives her work a hand-
made quality. In some ways
this is reflective of the natural-
ness of Africa and helps to
draw the viewer into the paint-


ing, she said.
The inspiration for each of paints, Thomas said that she called to make people
her paintings comes from a hopes to foster a sense of won- "thirsty," she said.'
Scripture verse, which she der in those who view the "My art work is not mine.
researches extensively before paintings. The ideas are a gift and it goes
painting. The Bible refers to us as the where he (God) wants it to
Through the images she salt of the earth and we are go."


RELIGION BRIEFS


Medical Missions Speaker
Alex Ramirez from Medical Missions
International will speak at 6 p.m. on Tuesday,
February 5 at Isle of Faith United Methodist
Church. Ramirez will provide information
about medical missions in his home country of
the Dominican Republic and ways to become
involved in medical missions around the
world. The church address is 1821 San Pablo
Road in Jacksonville, call 514-9033 for infor-
mation.
Charismatic Conference
"Behold I am Doing a New Thing" is the title
of the Catholic Charismatic Conference begin-
ning at 7 p.m. today and continuing through


Sunday at St. Catherine's Catholic-Church at
1649 Kingsley Ave. in Orange Park. For infor-
mation, call 683-7517.
Exhibit Opens
An exhibit featuring the art of Phyllis
Thomas opens today at the Bethel Gallery at
Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church. Thomas
specilzes in watercolor art. The exhibit will
continue through March 9. The church address
is 4510 Palm Valley Road; for information call
285-8225.
Buddhist Course Offered
The Drolma Buddhist Center of Northeast
Florida will offfer a day course titled "Pure


Land: Buddhist Perspectives on Abundance"
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. It will be
held at 241 Atlantic Blvd., Suite 1. Buddhist
teacher Carol Lutker will be the instructor. The
course will offer ways to eliminate negativity
and create contentment. The fee is 335 or $20
for students and includes-lunch. Pre-register by
calling 742-7742.
Forum Series
The Adult Forum Series at St. Paul's by the
Sea Episcopal Church continues at 9 a.m. on
January 27, with Elizabeth Keen, speaking on
Church Music and on Febru'ary 3, ReV. Penhly
Pfab will speak about the the Taize
Community


The community is welcome to attend; for
information contact the church office at 249-
4091. Forums are held in the school library in
Stormes Hall. The church campus is at Fifth
Street and 11th Avenue North in Jacksonville
Beach.
Grief Support Group
A Grief Support Group meets on the third
Thursday of every month at St. Paul's Catholic
Church at 7 p.m. in the Family Life Center
library. Men and women grieving the death of
a- family -member.-or friend are welcome to
attend: The church's Family Life Center is at
578 1st Avenue North in Jacksonville Beach.
For information, call Margaret at 280-0871.


CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
400 San Juan Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach 285-6127
All Vehicles Must Enter on Golf View
Sunday 7:45, 9:1t y115A O : Holy Eucharist 9 1 4 sA
S saturday j^'~~ PM ist" ,:10P
Wednesday Holy Euiar1st'-7 AM, 11:15 AM, 6:00 PM
Weekday Evening Prayer i iChael 6:00 PM except Wed.
Nursery available for Saturday and Sunday services
CHRIST CHURCH SAN PABLO
2002 San Pablo Rd., Jcksonville 221-4777
Beginning Sept. 2, 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, 9:15 l Christian Formation, 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist
Nursery Provided
For event Information, visit ww.christepiscopalchurch.com


/T ,,IN-IHE-IEELD
EPISCOPAL CHURCH


895 Palm Valley Rd
(1 mile east of US-1)
615-2130
Sunday Services PONTE VEDI
8:45am-9am Christian Formation ---
Pre-K through Adults United Method
10:00 am Holy Eucharist & Children's Chapel Ch r h
Nursery available


b I r an church

X, 1-The falms Oasis
ii is a Community Nurtured by
the Grac of Jesus Christ

.. 5erve God's Mission in the World

Worshiping at ANGLICAN4 __ Sunday Worship Services
Ocean Palms Elementary School BEACHE 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
355 Landrum Ln, Ponte Vedra Beach CHURCH Sunset Service at 5:45 p.m.
9:30 a.m. Contemporary Service* Worship Service Eucharist Nursery at all services
11:00 a.m. Traditional Service* 5pm Sunday
*Kingdom Kids available Rev. Gary Blaylock, Vicar Sunday School
RA Childcare always provided Services held at: All ages 9:40 a.m.
Rev. Jeff Bennett, Pastor Neptune Baptist Church, Rm 101
ift 407 Third Street 3410 South Third Street. Jacksonville Beac
S 280-5141 www.pv-umc.org Tue ahPh: 904-246-6427 www.palmschurch.org
8on-5in4 www.pU-umc.org Neptune Beach PC(USA)
"Connecting the Unconnected" WWWANGLICANBEACHESCHURCH.ORG


HOLY TRINITY LORD OF LIFE Ponte Vedra ST. ANDREW'S
till ANGLICAN CHURCH LUTHERAN CHURCH Presbyterian Church LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)
S(A Traditional Anglican Church) (BYTHE SEA)
247-1442 (ELCA) "Wherefriendsgathertoworship A Stephen Ministry Congregation
Holy Communion 276 N. Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra Bch 4510 Palm Valley Road (CR 210) ks1801i Beach Blvd.-4575
Holy Communion ^1 ww'w.pvpc.com Jacksonville Beach 249-4575
every Sunday at 9:00 A.M. Ph. 285-5347 Sun. Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. PASTOR MICHAEL BLAKER
Rev. Julie Frank,Pastor Sunday Breakfast Sunday Worship
Holy Trinity meets in the Old Chap Sunday Contemporary Worship Nursery & Toddler Ministries 8:00 am & 10:30 am
MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 50294 8:30am Middle, High School, College SundaV School
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL 32240-0294 Sunday Church School 9:45am Adult Ministries Children 9:15 am
www.holytrinityneptunebeach.org Sunday LBW Worship 11:00am Music & Art Ministries Youth/Adult 9:15 am
Rev. Robert C. Adams, Vicar Nursery Provided Home of a Bethlehem Visit Nursery Provided
COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN /N E St P Ul'S b the Sea
: CHURCH au by the Sea
150 Sherry Drve, Atlantic Beach, FL Episcopal Church
-e lb + Rev. Dr. GabeGoodman, Pastor B a pt ist Church '
,oP, Church Office 249-8698 SATURDAY EVENING POWERFUL WORSHIP, PASSIONATE SERVICE
PreschooKindergarten Office 241-7335 6:30 pm Coitemporary Worship Service
www.communitypcusa.org SUNDAY HI yI hi I7 &! !*
Schedule: 9:00 am Contemporary Worship Service
Sunday Morning Worship 8:30 & 11 a.m. 10:30 am Traditional Service Children's Chapel At 10 am Sun.
Church School- All Ages 9:45 a.m. WEDNESDAY Welcome Families Nursery At 7:30 & 10 am Services Sun.
Youth Fellowships 5p.m. 6:30 pm The Gathering & Singles C hristian Formation At 845 am
n oroshipSer 5:5 B tudies for Every Age & Life Situation & Christian Formation At 8:45 am
Chanel Chr Wednedays7 p.m. www.netunebaptist 407 Third Street Corner of 5h St. & 11thAve.N.-Jax Beach, FLwww.stpaulbythesea@ spbts.net
ne i WnNtne Beach
Weekday Preschool/Kindergarten (3, 4 & 5 yr olds Tom Bary, Pastor 904-249-2307904-249-4091
SPalm Valley Baptist Church OCEANSIDE
jff l 'I 890 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra
nm p a ohor.c-h? tnetCHURCH OF CHRIST
-------- .- p hlourn 1025 Snug Harbor Court
Sunday School for all ages ...9:15am (off Mayport Rd. at W. 11th St.& Orchid St.)
Sunday Worship 1030am Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 W ---
Sunday Evening ,"13 Service Tmes 246-2709
Bible Study ..................... 6-00pm Saturday 5:00 pm Victor M. Eskew, Minister ..
Wednesday Family Sunday 8:00am, 9:30am & ll:00am Sunday: Bible Class 10:00 a.m.
Dinner.......................... 6.00pm (904) 268-2500 Worship 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study E vening Service 6:30 p.m. i iii!! ii
for all ages .................7:00pm www.MandarinChristian.com vening ervice 6:30 p.m... ..
A Southern Baptist Church 6045 Greenland Rd. near Philips Hwy. Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m. vg| '


FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN
Sof the Beaches (Disciples of Christ) if RCH l
2125 Oceanfront & Seagate, Neptune BeachCHURCH
Come worship with us by the ocean. MISSOURI SYNOD
SUNDAYS: a
Traditional Services 8:00 & 9:00 am 1423 N. 8th Ave., Jax Beach
Children's Worship 9:00 & 11:00 am Rev. Dana A. Brones, Pastor
Christian Education (all ages) 10:05 am Phone: 249-5418
Celebration Praise 11:00 am http://www.blcjaxbeach.org
WEDNESDAY (SEP-MAY) Traditional
5:30 Supper 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. rdinice
I 6:30 Choir, Bible Study, Youth Praise & Worship Saturday 5:30pm
Mahlon Dixon, Senior Pastor 246-2010 Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
James Collins, Associate Pastor
www.fccbdoc.com/emall:fccbdoc@bellsouth.net Adult Bible Classes 9:45 a.m.


ST. PAUL'S TRADITIONAL YET TIMELY
CATHOLIC Sunday School for all ages 9:00 a.m.
Worship Service 10:15 a.m.
1st Avenue North at 5th Street Youth Fellowship 11:30 a.m,
Jacksonville Beach
SNursery Provided-
Father Wm. A. Kelly, pastor CHRIST
CHRIST
Saturday Mass 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday Mass 7:00, 8:30, 10:00, 400 Penman Road (at Atlantic)
11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Neptune Beach 249.5370
Saturday Confessions Rev. Patrice Spenser
After 9 a.m. Mass & 4:30 -5:20 p.m. Share in the love of Christ
ST. JOHN'S
FIRST BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH
I 2400 Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach
I,] h.A Father Joseph Meehan
324 N. 5th St., 249-2314 WEEKEND MASSES
Saturday 5 p.m.
Bible Study 9:15 a.m. Sunday 9 a.m., 11 a.m.
Blended Worship 10:30 a.m. Nursery Available Sunday Morning
RECONCILIATION
Evening Worship 6:30 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. or by appt.
Wednesday Evening 6:15 p.m. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Wed. 6:00 p.m. (K-3) 7:15 p.m. (4-6 gr.)
Weekday Ministry 246-2891 Sunday 6:00 p.m. (7-H.S.)
Service interpreted for the hearing impaired 246-6014


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INSIDE


SPORTS


Nease's A.J. Nelson heads
the Panthers to a win
Wednesday against Clay, on
the road to tonight's district
title game with Menendez.
See story, photo A-6:

NEWS

Wal-Mart is out
As Wal-Mart cuts in half its
supercenter projects planned
throughout the country, the
company has decided to end
itsagreement with a Neptune
Beach shopping center
owner to build on that prop-
erty along Atlantic Boulevard,
a proposal that has been
fought for about two years.
See story, this page.


WEEKEND


A basket of toiletries can go
a long way toward making a
houseguest feel pampered.
See Be Jane, B-1.


I nis Dig Doy named Stanley
likes to lie in the front yard of
his home in Jacksonville
Beach and watch people
walk by. Meet Stanley in Pet
Tales, B-5.


Mozart is the featured com-.
poser in two JSO perform-
ances today. See B-3.


ARC members


wary of sign


sidestepping


by GRAY ROHRER
STAFF WRITER
The managing director of a
newly opened Ponte Vedra
restaurant apologized to
members of the Ponte Vedra
Architectural
Re v i e w
Committee
( AR C)
Wednesday for
putting up a
sign without
their approval.
SG a r y
Rogalski said
he was
unaware of the
need to get
ARC's OK for
his Pusser's-
Caribbean
Grille sip. ..
'"I want to start off with an
apology," he told ARC mem-
bers. "We were under the'
impression that the landlord
approved the sign."
ARC chair Mike
Koppenhafer told Rogalski
the landlord is "perfectly
aware" of the requirement for
prior approval for any sign.
Rogalski submitted to the
ARC eight possible designs
for the sign at Pusser's,
restaurant, located in the
Veranda complex on State
Road AlA, 6t of P Tour
Boulevard,. i~A, c i bersa
accepted hsKti ili and


approved one of the designs.
But board members
appeared not to be in a for-
giving mood in discussing
how some businesses try to
sidestep the ARC's authority.
The board,
appointed by
the St. Johns
County
Commission,
oversees the
appearance of
development on
major roads in
Ponte Vedra and
Palm Valley.
Getting new
and replace-
ment signs
approved takes
up much of the
ARC's monthly meetings,
held the fourth Wednesday at
the Ponte, Vedra Beach
Branch Library.
Sign issues also have
caused tension between the
community and the county
when the County
Commission has overturned
a decision by the ARC.
Near the end of
Wednesday's meeting, ARC
members discussed a propos-
al to add workshop items to
each monthly agenda.
ARC members do not for-
mally vote during work-
shops, which can be used
See PUSSERS, A-3 p


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Or.new Pablg d. bridge

by KATHY HARTMAN 80-foot-long structure, which The project is funded right), a concrete structure Tompkins.
EDITOR
s i estimated to cost u to $1 5 entirely b federal bridge with wooden railings mimics "The timber piling and en


St. Johns County commis-
sioners this week agreed to
maintain the Pablo Road
bridge in Ponte Vedra Beach
after the state replaces the 30-
year-old structure.
The state Department of
Transportation (DOT) is
expected to take construction
bids in August 2009 for the


million. Construction is
scheduled to fiscal 2010.
The bridge, which traverses
a' lagoon near the Ponte
Vedra Inn & Club, will be
closed for 10 months to one
year during construction,
according to Gina Busscher,
spokeswoman for the DOT's
Northeast Florida office.,


The Pablo Road bridge, shown above as it appears now,
is expected to be replaced in fiscal 2010.


replacement funds, she said.
When the DOT began tak-
ing public input on the proj-
ect nearly six years ago, resi-
dents said they didn't want to
lose the charm of the wooden
bridge, which had deteriorat-
ed from the environment and
insects.
The replacement (below


photo by GRAY ROHRER
has deteriorated and


the existing bridge (below
left).
Built in 1978 and recon-
structed in 1988, the Pablo
Road bridge is rated 26.7 out
of 100, is "structurally defi-
cient and has weight restric-
tions posted," according to
an Nov. 27 explanation from
county engineer Press


d


bents of the bridge are in
poor condition," Tompkins
said.
The county's agreement
with the DOT, included on
the Tuesday County
Commission consent agenda,'
says the county will assume
ownership and maintenance
of the new bridge.


rendering from the DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The replacement bridge, shown in the above rendering, will have railings simi-
lar to those on the existing bridge, which is noted for its charm.


Wal-Mart ditches Neptune Beach, citing economy


by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
STAFF WRITER
Economic conditions have
prompted Wal-Mart to end
its agreement to build a 24-
hour supercenter on Atlantic
Boulevard in Neptune Beach.
The company said its deci-
sion is part of a strategic
move to downsize because of
a lagging economy.
The Neptune Beach City
Council has spent nearly two
years battling to keep the
retailer out of its city and was
forced into a mediation with
the company.
But because of the state of
"economic conditions" the


company is working on a
"strategic re-prioritization of
its U.S. stores," Cindi
Marsiglio, senior manager of
public affairs, said in a tele-
phone-interview Thursday..
The company has reduced
by about half the number of
supercenter projects pro-
posed over the next several
years throughout the coun-
try, Marsiglio said.
"That has resulted in the
decision not to move forward
with the Neptune Beach
project," she said.
Neptune Beach Councilor
John Weldon, who has
expressed his opposition to
the project from the begin-


ning, said Wednesday that he
is "disappointed that efforts
have borne no productive
fruit for the shopping center.
"While I'm not a Wal-Mart
booster, I am an advocate of
good and productive devel-
opment in this community.
I'm sorry to go back to square
one. We all spent a lot of
energy and money," he said.
Wal-Mart's preliminary
permit is valid through April,
and if it expires, the compa-
ny would have to begin the
application ,process over
again, according to City
Manager Jim Jarboe.
But, because the city
passed an ordinance that


limits shopping center devel-
opment to 60,000 square
feet, the company would
have to comply with that
provision under a new appli-
cation.
The proposed supercenter
was approximately 100,000
square feet.
Steve Bullock, who repre-
sents the Lakeshore Village
property owners, location of
the proposed Wal-Mart at
630 Atlantic Blvd., said
Thursday that Lakeshore's
response is "contingent on a
few things," but he could not
disclose more information.
The city will not receive
the $300,000 that Wal-Mart


was supposed to pay to cover
the cost of fees as a result of
the mediation. But, Jarboe
said. that the money was not
factored into the budget.
Wal-Mart announced its
decision in a news release
that said,, in part, "The deci-
sion is related to Wal-Mart's
announcement in June to
more strategically prioritize
development of supercenters.
This approach is designed to
improve the company's
return on investment and
comparable store sales while
reducing impact to existing
assets." according to
Marsiglio.


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office. Microfilm copies of
the newspaper are available
at the Beaches Branch
Library and Ponte Vedra
Beach branch library.


BUSINESS BRIEFS


Architect is promoted
Steven Papke has been pro-
moted from project architect
to principal of Fisher
Koppenhafer, architects and
interior designers.
Papke, with more than' 15
years of experience in architec-
ture, has been involved with
the Jacksonville airport court-
yard renovations, the Duval
County Courthouse competi-
tion and numerous other com-
mercial and multifamily proj-
ects. He is married with two
children.


Steven Papke


College names PV chief
Melanie Brown has been
appointed provost of open
campus of St. Johns River
Community College and
supervisor of the SJRCC.Ponte
Vedra Beach Center.
Open campus programs are
those such as online courses,
continuing education, dual
enrollment and the alternative
teacher certification program.
Brown, a St. Augustine
Beach resident, has been
employed by the college for
eight years and most recently
served as the dean of distance
learning.
The SJRCC Ponte Vedra
Center, established in 2000, is
at 5150 Palm Valley Road.


Green Frog outlet open
Green Frog Art, a manufac-
turer of mid- to high-end chil-
dren's furnishings, has opened
an outlet store in Ponte Vedra
Beach.
Kelly Mariotti, president and
chief designer, said the outlet
sells overstock, slightly dam-
aged or one-of-a-kind samples
at discounted prices, as well as
first-quality Green Frog Art
products .
"Over the years we have cre-
ated a following," she said in a
news release. "People would
contact us throughout the year
trying to find out when we
would open our doors to the
public again. We recognized
the demand and decided to
open up a Green Frog Art
designer outlet store to service
the local community."
The new outlet store is locat-
ed in the back- of the Ponte
Vedra Business Park off Palm
Valley Road, next to Green
Frog Art national headquar-
ters. Green Frog Art products
may be found at hundreds of
retailers nationwide and at
greenfrogart.com

CPA joins company
Henrietta "Hank" Watson,
has joined the certified public
accounting Firm of Smoak,
Davis & Nixon as a tax manag-
er.
Watson is responsible for the
preparation and review of tax
returns, practice development,
tax planning, projections, and
community involvement.
Previously, she owned and
operated Watson Tax &
Accounting Services in
Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra
Beach for five years. Before
that, Watson worked exten-
sively in tax with firms in
Atlantic Beach,' Live Oak, Fla.
and St, Petersburg,1 Fla.
.A Beaches resident since
2001, Watson has been active
with several nonprofit agen-
cies and was named Volunteer
of the Year for the Beaches unit
of -'the American Cancer
Society in 2006.


and spark action in others,"
Osmond said in a news release.
It is hoped that the move-
ment will help build awareness
among women of this often
preventable but prevalent -
disease and keep thousands of
women from dying of heart
disease each year.
Many American women
remain unaware that heart dis-
ease is their No. 1 killer, even
though more than 42 million
American women are living
with one or more types of car-
diovascular disease. That is
why the American -Heart
Association's Go Red For
Women movement seeks to
build awareness of this deadly
disease and challenge women
to take action to reduce their
personal risk.

New mortgage specialist
John Reardon of St.
Augustine has earned the des-
ignation of reverse mortgage
specialist, helping homeown-
ers with reverse mortgages.
These federally insured loans
enable homeowners. 62 or
older to convert the equity in
their home to cash to finance
living expenses, home
improvements, in-home
health care, or other needs
while still owning their home.
A reverse mortgage enables
seniors to stay in their home
and maintain or improve their
standard of living.
Reardon, a former St. Johns
*County commissioner, can be
.reached at982-2210.


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Club gets spa director
Stella Sigfusdottir has been
hired to run the Spa at the
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club.
Sigfusdottir holds two MBAs
from Johnson & Wales
University in Providence, R.I.,
one in international business
and the other in hospitality
administration.
She joins the inn and club
from the PGA National Resort
and Spa in Palm Beach
Gardens, Fla., where, she was
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She also directed spa opera-
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Henrietta "Hank" Watson

Women, take heart
Women who have been
touched by heart disease are
asked-to share their stories for
the Go Red For Women move-
ment led by Marie Osmond.
Survivors, family members,
friends or heart health profes-
sionals are encouraged to share
their stories by submitting
them at
www.GoRedForWomen.org
from Feb. 1 to Feb. 28.
"By joining the Go Red For
Women movement and shar-
ing my story of heart disease, I
hope to increase awareness


Sponsors sought
The Beaches Uni tQhe,
American Cancer Society is
seeking spoflsorshipsP for ts18
"Take a Swing at Cancer Golf
Classic" May 30 at the
Sawgrass Country Club.
The 15th annual event,
which includes a golf tourna-
ment, silent auction, and din-
ner party, raised $68,000 last
year, with proceeds supporting
cancer research, advocacy, edu-
cation and services provided
by the American Cancer
Society.
"About 5,500 First Coast res-
idents are diagnosed with can- -
cer each year, and this event is
one of our primary ways to
raise funds to fight the dis-
ease," said 'Barbara Maple, a
Realtor and Ponte Vedra resi--
dent who is chairing the event
for the 12th consecutive year.
"It's also a great way for
companies large and small to
get involved with the serious
fight against cancer in a really
fun way."
The committee has set a
$75,000 goal for the event this


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County plants trees


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Smokey the Bear and Rick Allen, landscape and nursery opera-
tions supervisor for St. Johns County, take part in the county's
Jan. 18 celebration of Florida's Arbor Day. Officials from St.
Johns County and the Florida Division of Forestry teamed up to
plant 39 trees at the county's new purchasing building on Dobbs
Road, St. Augustine. Each of the trees have a diameter of at
least 6 inches. They included seven crape myrtles, nine magno-
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No cruise ships wanted in Mayport


by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
STAFF WRITER
No cruise terminal for the historic
Mayport Fishing Village.
That was the overwhelming message
Mayport residents and property owners
delivered to officials at a town hall meeting
last week.
More than 100 people many wearing t-
shirts with anti-cruise emblems attended
the Jan. 17 meeting called by Jacksonville
City Councilor Ray Holt at the Marine
Science Center to address concerns about a
proposed cruise ship terminal on Ocean
Boulevard.
"We are trying very early on to be
extremely proactive and talk to the com-
munity before there's even a deal on the
table," said Holt, who has been Mayport's
representative for approximately 'six
months.
JPA Executive Director Rick Ferrin, atong
with other JPA officials, attended the meet-
ing to give more information about the
proposal, listen to concerns and answer
questions.
"We're here to dispel rumors and be as
truthful and forthright with you as possi-
ble," Ferrin said.
He explained that JPA is in the prelimi-
nary process of conducting a study, which
has three main components.
First, JPA had to assess if there was


enough property to build the terminal. It
also had to determine if it would be phys-
ically and operationally feasible to put a
terminal in Mayport, and JPA needs a 20
year commitment 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
commitment 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 primary concerns are whether com-
mercial shrimp boats were in jeopardy.
thinkk that should be ya'lls no.1 priori-
ty. That is the no.1 thing we're in here for.
Nothing else," said one resident, who


received applause after he spoke.
But, Ferrin emphasized that if plans
move forward, the community, and espe-
cially shrimpers, will be involved in the
process.
"Shrimpers will be taken into considera-
tion at every junction of the plan," he said.
"Shrimp boats are important to us
because it is one of the things that makes
Mayport attractive."
Holt added that if the terminal proposal
comes to fruition, he will "put the full force
of his office in place" to ensure that
shrimpers are taken into account.
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 eminent domain
was another key concern for property own-
ers, who said they fear that they will be
forced out of their homes.
When asked if eminent domain will be
used if the cruise terminal is built, Ferrin
replied "at this point in time we have no
idea. I cannot tell you no. I will not tell
you yes, either."
Ferrin did assure residents that the recre-
ational boat ramp in the village will not be
shut down.
He also said that JPA, which recently
took over ferry operations, did riot do so as
a "ruse" to attain property for a cruise ter-
minal.


HOPE van begins to offer homeless help here


FROM STAFF
Beginning this week, home-
less men, women and children
living in the Beaches were to
begin receiving services
through an outreach program
of The Sulzbacher Center that
has financial backing from the
three Duval County Beaches
cities.
This week Sulzbacher Center
is expanding its existing down-
town 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
outreach staff. Commitments
to contribute to the purchase of
a $30,000 van to be used for
street outreach have already
been received front 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 hoffieless peo-
ple who need assistance, as well
as the residents and businesses
of the Beaches community,"
said Jacksonville Beach Mayor
Fland Sharp.
Cindy Funkhouser, a
Sulzbacher Center board mem-
ber and executive director of
BEAM, said she was pleased to
see the HOPE van coming to
the Beaches.
"We know it will have a very
positive impact not only for the
men, women and children who


ARC rejects regular workshops
> PUSSERS, from A-1


to gauge the ARC's pos-
sible vote at a future
meeting.
"I absolutely don't
support permanently
adding workshop items
to the agenda," ARC
member Marcy
Silkebaken said.
She added that busi-
nesses could discuss a
proposed sign in a workshop
session under the guise of get-
ting the ARC's input, then use
that information to get a sign
variance from the St. Johns
County Commission.
Commissioners have over-
turned two ARC decisions in
the last two months.
In November, commission-
ers voted 5-0 to allow a sec-
ond wall sign on the Haven


Trust Bank. ARC members inli-
tially denied the sign in
October because the sign
would face Ponte Vedra Lakes
Boulevard, even though the
bank is separated from the
road by a parcel of land. Ponte
Vedra overlay district stan-
dards only allow such a sign if
the building abuts the road.
ARC members approved the
bank's design of the sign


Wednesday.
Last month, com-
missioners allowed
Fresh Market to
have a 36-square-
foot sign instead of
the overlay maxi-
mum 24-foot sign
in a 4-1 decision.
Despite casting
the "no" vote in
that decision, Commissioner
Ben Rich sent a message to
ARC members, saying, "This
board doesn't want to deal
with these issues."
ARC members also
approved a ground sign
Wednesday for the Kangaroo-
Express Chevron gas station
on AlA.


BRIEFLY


COA director to speak
Cathy Brown, executive
director of the St. Johns
County Council on Aging
(COA), will talk about the
future of the COA at 10 a.m.
Monday at the Players
Community Senior Center on
Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra
Beach.
The event is the monthly
meeting of the Ponte Vedra
Beaches Coalition, moved to
the senior center from the
usual venue, the Ponte Vedra
Beach Branch Library.
The publics i nvited.
Wanted: Your ideas
A survey to identify the top
health concerns in St. Johns
County is offered by the St.
Johns County. Health
Improvement Council.
The council is asking St.
Johns County residents to
share their opinions about
health care and the quality of
life in St. Johns County.
The council hopes to reach
as many members of the com-
munity as possible.
To complete a survey online,
visit the St. Johns County
Health Department web site
(www.stjohnschd.org) and
click on "2008 Community
Health Survey."
The first health assessment,
done in 2005, identified the
top three health concerns as
access to health services; adult
dental health care services and
resources, and substance abuse
prevention and education for
alcohol, tobacco and other
drugs.
Those without access to a
computer can get a survey at
the St. Johns County Health
Department, 1955 U.S. 1 S.,
Suite 100, St. Augustine, Fla.,
32086.
The survey results will be
made available to the public
later this year.


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the Sawgrass Marriott. He
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SPORTS


January 25, 2008


DAVID
ROSENBLUM
SPORTS WRITER


Nease plays for district title toni


Area has a

rich history

with Rolex

24 racing

T e start of the year is
always my favorite time.
of the year.
January's college bowl
games, the BCS national
championship followed by
NFL playoffs and Super Bowl.
O.K., so maybe the beginning
of the year is a good time for
most sports fans.
For me, though, the fun is
really about to start. This
weekend officially kicks off the
2008 racing season with the
Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, a
twice-around-the-clock race
(read: party) at Daytona
International Speedway.
Yes, it's still a bunch of loud
cars running in circles, though
this "circle" consists of a few
good right turns over the more
traditional left-turn only races
at the track. You might enjoy
those fine aromas of burned
rubber, exhaust and racing
fuel. And if you forget ear
plugs, you'll be screaming
"What?" for the next week
every time someone speaks to
you.
What's so great about all
this, you ask?
It's the history, of course.
For those of you not familiar
with this type of racing, grab a
seat, because ProfeSsor
Rosenblum is going to give
you a lecture (a short one, I
promise) on the history of this
sport, or at least this race.
Why should you care? Well,
most of the history of the
Rolex 24 took place right in
our front yard.
Fact is, one of the most sto-
ried teams in the history of
the Rolex race, Brumos Racing,
is stationed right here in .
Jacksonville. Two of the great-
est drivers in the history of the
race were Beaches residents;
Hurley Haywood, resides in
Ponte Vedra and one of the
team's legendary drivers from
the past, Peter Gregg, died in
Jacksonville Beach.
The famous No. 59 Brumos
Porsche has found victory lane
six times in the Rolex 24 Hour
race, a record for the event.
Haywood won the race five
times in his career, a few of
those behind the wheel of the
No. 59 car.
The late Gregg, once the
owner of Brumos and a speed-
boat racer out of the Ponte
Vedra Yacht Club, won the
race five times as well.
The Brumos team currently
runs two cars in the Rolex 24
Hour race, which gives fans
two Jacksonville teams to pull
for.
This year's race marks the
first since Brumos President
Bob Snodgrass died last year.
Snodgrass had been a large fig-
ure in the sports car racing
world, helping build the Rolex
24 Hour race into what it is
today, a meeting of champions
from all types of racing,
including many NASCAR stars
such as Jeff Gordon, Jimmie
Johnson, Juan Pablo Montoya
and even the IRL's Danica
Patrick.
I had a chance to interview
Snodgrass for a story I was
working on in college a few
years ago. In that interview I
learned about Jacksonville's
history in Daytona and how
much Snodgrass transformed
and watched the sport grow
from high school soccer-sized
crowd to NFL-game crowd in
the past five years.
I know when I head down
to Daytona this weekend, I
have one thing to look for-
ward to. I plan to cheer on the
Brumos team and hope it finds
itself in victory lane. It'd be
the prefect way to represent
Jacksonville sports and honor
the accomplishments of the
man who made sports car rac-
ing what it is today.


Photo by ROB DeANGELO,
Nease High's A.J. Nelson (13) heads in the first of his six goals Wednesday against Clay in the District 5-4A semifinals. The Panthers rolled to a 9-1 victory and will
take on Menendez High in tonight's district championship game. By reaching the final, Nease earned a berth .in state playoffs which begin next week.


Panthers seek to avenge

regular-season loss to

Falcons in the title game


By ROBERT DeANGELO
SPORTS EDITOR
If members of. the Clay High
soccer team didn't know A.J. -
Nelson's name before Wednes-
day's game, they surely knew it
afterward. )
The Nease junior scored six
goals as the Panthers pounded
out a 9-1 victory over the Blue
Devils in the District 5-4A
semifinals.
Nelson scored just about
every way imaginable: Heading
in a corner kick; beating three
defenders with nifty moves in


the box; a long-range blast
from 20 yards out; knocking in
a rebound from a foot in front
of the net and caroming a shot
off two Clay players.
"The most I've ever scored in
a game is three," Nelson said.
"But it just kind of happened
for me today. Just my night, I
guess." .
And the Panthers' night as
they claimed a spot in
tonight's district championship ,
game against host Pedro Men-
endez High. In addition to
Nelson's prodigious scoring,


Filip Ivanov put in two goals
(including a penalty kick after
he was dragged down in the
box) and Chris Beyette also
found the back of the net.
Beyette's goal ended things
with 32:50 left in the second
half, ensuring the Panthers
should be rested for tonight's
final.
Nelson thinks revenge could
play a role in the title game
since it was the Falcons that
handed Nease a 3-2 loss Jan.
10.
"Right now the district title.
is our No. 1 goal," Nelson said.
"We're all pretty shocked by
the loss to Menendez last time
and we're not used to losing in
district play. I think the whole
team is going to be pumped
for the next game and we're
really going to bring it to
them."


Photo by ROB DeANGELO
Filip Ivanov connects on a first-half penalty kick in the Panthers' 9-1 victory over Clay High
Wednesday. Ivanov leads Nease with 26 goals in 26 games this season.


Panthers head c6ach Ken
Kirsch hopes his team, which
showed signs of weariness after
last month's Admiral
Tournament in Tampa, might
be peaking at just the right
time.
"We've had a
lot of games,"
said Kirsch.
"When we lost
[at Menendez] I
think we were
just worn out.
We had a stretch
of eight games
in nine days. We
refreshed. I gave
them three days
off and all I've
been focused
on is us right
now, what we
need to do to Right nov
win."
Wrapping title is our
up a district We're all pr
title was
among by the loss t
Kirsch's goals last time ar
for the
Panthers this used to los
season. play. I thin|
"We had
five team team is g
goals and pumped f(
we've accom-
plished three game and
of them so going to brii
far," the
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explained.
"First was to
regain the A.J.
cohesiveness Panther
we had last
year. Second
was to score
100 goals, and we're actually at
120-something right now.
Number three was to go unde-
feated in district play, which
we did not get and fourth was
to play well in the Tampa
Tournament.
"Our fifth goal is to return to
the state final four."
As far as Nelson is con-
cerned, this iteration of
Panthers boys soccer has the
mettle to return to Fort
Lauderdale and make a run at
defending the. Class 4A state
title it won in 2007.
"I don't think anyone can
really compare with our
defense from last year but this
year our offense is really fly-
ing," he said.
"I have no doubt we can get
back to the final four and
whatever we do from there is
just how hard we try, the heart
we put into it. And I think this
team has the heart and skill to


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go fdr back toback champi-
onships."
While this yeat's record of.
19-5-2 isn't as spectacular as
last year's mark heading into
the regional playoffs, Kirsch
notes that
Nease sched-
uled some
tough teams to
test itself
against this sea-
son. The sec-
ond-year coach
also knows the
value a defeat
can serve in
terms of moti-
vation.
"Out of our
five losses, I'd
say three
shouldn't
the district have been
losses," he
No. 1 goal. said. "I don't
tty shocked mind losing a
few games
Menendez because it
d we're not actually
makes you
ig in district, better and
the whole gives you
some fire.
Aing to be "We could
r the next potentially
play
we're really Menendez
g it to them. four times
and if you
beat them
every single
time, what
Nelson type of moti-
forward vation do you
bring for the
next game?"
Kirsch has
the Panthers in the final stage
of his season-long plan for a
return to the state playoffs, but
expressed concern that players
might not understand just
how much work it will take.
"We have, in our season,
four quadrants," he said. "The
first is just Get Used to Each
Other. The second is Do We
Have What It Takes? The third
quadrant, following the Tampa
Tournament was Prepare for
The Run, and now we're in
quadrant four, which is Make
The Run.
"I think we have the talent
and the tactical sense to make
a run into the playoffs. I still
question our inconsistency of
work ethic. And that is some-
thing that hopefully they'll
understand, [call on] the wis-
dom and applied knowledge
from last year that work ethic
is what got us to the state
championship."


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