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Title: The Beaches leader
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Midweek Edition February 27, 2008


Vol. 45, No. 72


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



Kenna Valdovinos is
one of the 25 girls vying
for the title of Miss
Fletcher 2008. See pho-
tos and names of all the
contestants, A-10.

AB to ban


building jobs

Would apply to
existing projects
after 6-months

An ordinance to, prevent
abandoned building projects
is now effective in Atlantic
The City Commission
Monday passed an ordinance
which updates the city's
building code and prevents a
project from remaining idle
for more than six months.
The ordinance applies to
any abandoned construction
project, but was largely creat-
ed to address the Mayport
Road site of the former Palms
apartments, which have been
in a state of partial demoli-
tion for more than a year.
Although the code cannot
be applied retroactively,
according to City Manager
Jim Hanson, if the owner of
the property does not do
"substantial work" for six
months the city can take
"This ordinance does pull
together a lot of things that
have been hanging," said
Commissioner Mike Borno,
who was part of the former
Commission that began the
process for this ordinance.
Mayor John Meserve said
he plans to send a letter to the
Palms site property owner
explaining that he must
either obtain the proper per-
mits or continue construc-
tion, otherwise he will have
to level the structures after a
six-month period has passed.

NB looks

at public


A community garden con-
cept is taking root in Neptune
City officials Monday
reached a consensus to move
forward with a citizen-driven
proposal to operate a commu-
nity garden possibly in an
area of city-owned land locat-
ed on the west side of Fifth
Street opposite Jarboe Park.
A group of Beaches resi-
dents "wish to create a com-
mon space where community
members can grow vegetables,
fruits, herbs and edible flow-
ers," according to the propos-
The garden would be com-
posed of approximately eight
to 10 plots with two being set
aside as a demonstration plot
and a children's plot, accord-
ing to the proposal.
"The whole garden would
serve as an educational source
for the community," said
Jacksonville Beach resident
Gretchen Ferrell.
"It's a no-brainer," said
Councilor John Weldon
regarding his support.
"Community gardens are
wonderful for several different
While the consensus was
unanimous, Councilor Eric
Pardee suggested looking into
alternative locations so more
people could participate,
Approximately 30 to 40

See GARDEN, A-3 -

Wal-Mart has hold on site for 20 years

Barbara Jean Barta,
above with her hus-
band, Jim, are featured
in Barbara Jean's
"Cooking at Home."
See story on A-7

Dozens of golf carts signal the start of the inaugural Heritage
Classic Golf Tournament held Monday at the Jacksonville Beach
Golf Club. Participants including Jacksonville Jaguars comeback
Rasheed Mathis, forefront in blue, played to raise money for the
Rhoda L. Martin Cultural Heritage Center in Jacksonville Beach.

A permit extension for a proposed Wal-
Mart site in Neptune Beach is in limbo until
officials hear from all parties and more ques-
tions can be answered.
Stephen Bullock, representative for
Lakeshore Village property owners, told the
city council Monday that the property owners
were also surprised by Wal-Martpulling out of
its lease agreement with Lakeshore and said
the owners are requesting a permit extension
while discussions with the company contin-
"Wal-Mart's been in total control of our
property because they signed a 20-year lease.
Legally, we believe they are bound to this 20-
year lease," said Michael Plasker, one of the
Lakeshore property owners.
Officials from both Lakeshore and Wal-Mart
are scheduled to meet Monday to discuss the
lease agreement and anticipate finishing
before the city council meeting, but until

then, answers to some questions are pending.
Vice Mayor Harriet Pruette said that she did
: not feel comfortable making a decision about
the extension until the city talked to. Wal-
Mart as well.
"We went into a binding agreement with
three parties, she said, referring to a settle-
ment agreement between the city, Lakeshore
and Wal-Mart. "For me, personally, until I
hear from that other party I don't think I can
move forward."
Councilor John Weldon was concerned
about the city's legal liability, as well as receiv-
ing a $25,000 payment from Wal-Mart as part
of the terms of the settlement agreement.
Weldon asked Bullock if that payment
would be guaranteed to the city if it granted
the extension.
Bullock responded saying, "that's an issue
we'll have to address...At this point, that ques-
tion is too premature. We've got to get things
resolved with Wal-Mart," Bullock said.
City Attorney Chris White was absent due
to medical reasons.
See WAL-MART, A-3 )

Six decades later, love triumphs

In 1948, high school sweet-
hearts John and Jan McIvor
stayed at the Casa Marina
Hotel in Jacksonville Beach
after they ran away and were
secretly married before
divorcing four years later.
SThis year, on Valentine's Day
they returned together to the
Casa Marina for a rehearsal
dinner before a second mar-
riage for both.
, The couple, who said they
consider the Casa Marina Hotel
one of the only places in each
of their lives 'to come back to,'
were each married to other
people in the interim.
But after his beloved spouse
passed on, John said he decid-
ed to see if he could find his
original sweetheart.
"I sent a letter to and they
found Jan, forwarding my let-
ter on to her. I really wanted to
prompt a reply from her
although I was apprehensive,"

Said John, in explaining how
he found Jan.
Jan's husband had also died,
but she said she waited two
days to reply as she did not
want to show disrespect to her
husband's memory.
"But I was excited that I was
going to see John Mclvor
again," she said.
John was living in
Jacksonville and Jan had a
home in Apopka. Within days
they arranged lunch in
Sanford, Florida.
"We had a nice visit like old
friends. What I remember, he
forgets. What I've forgotten,
she remembers" they agreed.
With eager words and twin-
kling eyes, they describe the
wedding rehearsal dinner at
the Casa Marina and the wed-
ding that happened nearly
overnight. They noted, that
friends they knew in high
school, who now live in
Albuquerque and
Chattannooga, as well as chil-
dren overjoyed for their par-

ents' happiness all attended.
Together they agree that
they're glad they got remar-
ried. "The Casa Marina was a
fait accompli and we're now
bound together for life this
Both say theirs is not a new
tale of young love but one that
they and those who love
them perceive as the most
astonishing "happy ending."
"The Casa Marina and the
beach are as close to being the
perfect location to come back
to...our high school is gone
and our old houses too...but
the beach is timeless" John
said as they sat in the Casa
Marina's dining room, sharing
their story that spanned
The couple recall a Valentine
card that Jan presented to John
in the third grade. They noted
that John never gave Jan a
Valentine in the third grade.
He gave her a quarter instead.
Last week, Jan paid him back
his 25 cents.

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The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader

February 27, 2008

Published Wednesday and Friday.
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(P.O. Box 50129 for correspon-
Jacksonville, Florida 32240
(USPS 586-180) (ISSN10S9647X)
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county, $50. Two-year subscriptions
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ments The Beaches Leader will be
responsible only for the space occu-
pied by the actual error. The publish-
er assumes no financial responsibility
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Copyright 2008

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readers to submit items of
community interest to the
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obituaries are published

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For information on plac-
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reporting. When mistakes
occur, it is our policy to
correct them as soon as
they are brought to our
To request a correction,
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advertisements, the Leader
will be responsible only
for the space occupied by
the actual error.

'Beaches Vein Center in
Jacksonville Beach will take
part in the country's largest,
most comprehensive national
screening program for venous
disease on March 23 during
National DVT Awareness
Month, Sponsored by the
American Venous Forum, the
screening is an early detection
program dedicated to
improved vascular health. As
part of this nationwide public
service program, Beaches Vein
Center, along with other
organizations, will conduct a
free, comprehensive venous
screening for thousands of
Americans across the country.
Disease of the leg veins kill
and cripple thousands of
Americans every year:
Dangerous blood clots form in
the leg veins of over 2.5 mil-
lion Am'ericans each year.
These blood clots can

break loose and travel to the
lungs, killing up to 200,000
Americans each year.
10%-35% of adults have
leg veins that do not work
Half a million Americans
have ulcers in their legs caused
by diseased veins.
The American Venous
Forum has created a screening
program to educate the public
about venous healthcare prob-
lems, risk factors, and preven-
tion and treatment options.
Beaches Vein Center is one
of over 100 specialized vascu-
lar centers this year who will
perform this screening pro-
gram. This program will assess
the venous health of all partic-
ipants and detect venous dis-
ease by screening for venous
reflux, examining legs for
changes related to venous dis-
ease, and assessing the risk of

Freestyle welcomes submissions.

Use "America Saves" program to save

At a Tuesday meeting of the
Florida Cabinet, Florida Chief
Financial Officer Alex Sink
announced a resolution desig-
nating February 24 March 2
as "Florida Saves" Week.
A part of the national
"America Saves" campaign,
the week aims to help
Floridians better learn how to
manage their money by
stressing the importance of
saving money and building
"During this volatile eco-
nomic climate, financial liter-
acy education is essential,"
said CFO Sink. "Too many
Floridians are living pay-
check-to-paycheck, not sav-
ing for a rainy day and living

above their means. This week
and throughout the year, my
office is working to educate
Floridians how to better man-
age their money and plan for
a more financially secure
Representatives from CFO
Sink's office are partnering
with University of Florida
Extension offices, local Saves
campaigns and the Financial
Literacy Council to host
financial literacy events
across the state. The
Department of Financial
Services, Division of
Consumer Services will hold
events on topics ranging from
investor education to finding
money to save. Consumers

interested in participating in
Florida Saves activities may
visit the Web site at
Through outreach coordi-
nators, the department of
financial services aims to edu-
cate consumers on topics such
as the wise use of credit cards
for teens, credit card identity
theft, hurricane preparedness,
small business security, life
insurance and first-time
homebuyer workshops. Last
year alone, the department
conducted over 2,680 out-
reach events around the state.
For more information on
"America Saves" visit

Let the sunshine ean a scholarship

Let the sunshine earn a scholarship :

Florida public school stu-
dents in grades 9-12 may par-
ticipate in the Florida
Sunshine Week essay contest.
Sunshine Week, March 16-22.
An essay contest is open to
all Florida public school stu-
dents in grades 9-12 and the
winner will be announced
March 18. The first place win-
ner will receive a $5,000
scholarship, the second place
winner will receive a $2,500
scholarship, and third place
will receive a $1,500 scholar-
ship. All winners will receive
recognition at an event at the
Governor's Mansion. Essays

should answer the question,
"What role does open govern-
ment play within a democrat-
ic society and a democratic
Each student may enter
only one essay, no longer
than 500 words and typed or
handwritten in print, rather
than cursive writing.
Essays must include the stu-
dent's name, home address,
telephone number, school the
student attends, grade level
and essay title.
Essays must be accompa-
nied by a parental waiver
form, which can be found at
nshine> .
Entries must be e-mailed to
m or mailed to the Executive
Office of the Governor,
Attention: Sunshine Week
Essay Contest, 400 S. Monroe
Street, Suite LL-08,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-
Entries must be received no
later than 5 p.m. on March 3.
For more information,
please visit

Eating for the band

Angie's Subs is helping the Fletcher High School Band
on the road to Washington, D.C. by hosting an FHS Band
Spirit Day on Wednesday, March 5. Owner Ed Malin and
the gang at Angie's has pledged a percentage of that day's
sales to the band's DC trip fund. For more information on
the Fletcher High School Band and its trip to the 2008
National Independence Day Parade in Washington, D.C,
visit the website

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developing a blood clot in the
veins. The screening is non-
invasive, painless, and risk
free, It will include a medical
questionnaire, a professional
examination of the legs, and
an ultrasound scan of the leg
veins. Educational materials
on venous diseases and their
prevention and treatment will
be distributed to participants
at the time of the screening.
Each participant is seen by a
physician or other vascular
healthcare professional with
expertise in venous problems.
Each participant will receive a
"Venous Report Card" as a
record of their findings, to
share with their own doctor.
Those who are interested in
learning more about venous
disease and the tests and treat-
ments can call 904-246-6724
at Beaches Vein Center. -

Park funds available for the asking

Florida Communities Trust,
the state's premier program
for helping local communities
preserve parks and recreation-
al space, will open its 2008
Florida Forever grant funding
cycle this Friday. In conjunc-
tion with the 75-day applica-
tion cycle, the Trust willhold
a series of free workshops
around the state to help com-
munity officials understand
the application process.
Florida Communities Trust,
which is administered by the
Department of Community
Affairs, receives at least $66
million each year from the
Florida Forever program. The
funds are awarded to help
local communities acquire
land for green space, conser-
vation and recreation purpos-
es. Cities, counties and non-
profit environmental organi-
zations may submit applica-
tions for grants through May
7. The Trust's Governing
Board will determine which
projects will receive funding
during a selection meeting in
"Parks, open spaces and
access to public water bodies

play a vital role in creating
livable communities for all
Floridians," said Department
of Community Affairs
Secretary Tom Pelham, who
serves as chairman of the
Governing Board.
Last year, the Trust awarded
more than $76 million for 20
projects throughout the state,
after receiving a record 118
grant applications from 94
different local governments
and non-profit environmen-
tal organizations..
The Trust will hold a series
of workshops at various loca-
tions across the state to help
potential applicants prepare
their requests. All workshops
are scheduled from 9 a.m.
until 1 p.m. The local work-
shop will be held Tuesday,
March 4 at the Northeast
Florida Regional Planning
Council offices. The work-
shops are free to government
officials and the public, and
no advance registration is
required. The Department of
Community Affairs helps
meet the needs of Floridians
by investing in communities
and working with them to

plan and manage growth. For
more information regarding
the Department and the
Florida Communities Trust
grant program, visit

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'awareness' of 210

widening issue


Despite some criticism from
local residents, some directors
of the Ponte Vedra
Community Association
(PVCA) said Monday they still
want more information on a
proposal to widen County
Road 210 just east of the Palm
Valley bridge.
"We have to raise the aware-
ness of it," PVCA director
John Clifford said at the
group's meeting.
PVCA director Mark Arnold
said traffic is too congested in
that area during hurricanes to
accommodate quick and safe
County Road 210 is the
only east-west hurricane evac-
uation route out of Ponte
Vedra Beach, a fact often cited
by those supporting the proj-
ect to widen 210 from two
lanes to four from the bridge
to the Mickler Road round-
"A lot of [you] sat-11, 12, 13
hours in traffic during
[Hurricane] Floyd," Arnold
told other PVCA directors
during the meeting in the
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
Clara Cowan, president of
the Ponte Vedra Beaches
Coalition, said last month
that traffic is not congested in
that area of 210 during evacu-
"During Floyd, nobody had
trouble getting out pf here,"
she said during the January
meeting of the Coalition. She
said the congested traffic was
centered around U.S. 1.
Residents of Sawmill Lakes,
whose neighborhood borders

210 to the north, have consis-
tently spoken out against the
proposal to widen 210. The
project could put the well-
traveled road close to several
Sawmill Lakes homes.
The county's right of way in
the area encompasses 83 feet,
but an extra 17 feet is said to
be needed to expand the road.
The state-owned Guana
Preserve borders 210 to the
south, and the state has been
unwilling to give up the
required land.
County commissioners
voted in October to accept
$5.5 million from the Parc
Group, master developer of
the Nocatee area, instead of
giving the company more
time to pay the money while
the county tried to acquire
the necessary land to widen
But at Monday's meeting,
Arnold said the extra land is
not needed.
"The reality is that there are
plenty of roads across the
state on 80 feet [of right-of-
way]," he said.
Joe Stephenson, director of
Public Works for St. Johns
County, has said that it is pos-
sible to build a four-lane road
on the 83 feet currently avail-
able, but the project would be
much more expensive than
the project would be with the
extra 17 feet.
PVCA directors may be get-
ting sidewalks along 210
instead of extra lanes. At
Monday's Coalition meeting,
Commissioner Cyndi
Stevenson said the $5.5 mil-
lion owed to the county is
slated for "pedestrian
improvements" between the
bridge and the roundabout.

2x weekly trash collection available

A second day garbage collec-
tion is available to the Atlantic
Beach residents who request it.
City officials Monday voted
to allow for a second day
garbage collection option to
residents. The option is limit-

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ed to 400 residents willing to
pay an additional $17.10 per
month for the second day col-
Residents who need an addi-
tional toter can purchase one
from the city for an additional
$8.50 per month.

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AB'commiission meetings to start earlier

City Commission meetings
in Atlantic Beach will begin at
6 p.m. starting in March.
The Commission Monday
passed an ordinance to change
the meeting time from 7:15

p.m. to 6 p.m. to help staff and
so that citizens who stay for
the duration of meetings can
get out earlier.
The next city commission
meeting is March 10 at City
Hall, 800 Seminole Road.

FUTURE GATORS: Nineteen members of the Fletcher High School Class of 2008 who are head-
ed to the University of Florida are pictured above. In the front row are Rachel Runac, Brett
Caudell, Elizabeth Cavallaro, Marissa Miller, Amelia Bombard and Asher Adamec; and in the back
row Kaitlin Shemenski, Gabrielle Pereira,Samantha Blount, Sarah Montgomery, Mariah Gilbert,
David Kidder, Jennifer Miller, Lauren Hood, Grace Allison, Kathleen Galligan,Shane Reilly-Rogers,
Amanda Russo and Brendon Schmidt.

letcher schools unite to host

program on internet safety

The Fletcher High School PTSA will join forces
with the Fletcher Middle School PTSA to spon-
sor a program on Internet Safety on Thursday,
March 6 at 7 p.m. in the Fletcher High School
Media Center.
The program will be presented by Lt. David
Maurer of the Child Predator CyberCrime unit
of the Florida Attorney General's Office.
"In today's electronically connected world,
parents and teens should be vitally concerned
about staying safe while surfing the web.
Attending this workshop will teach you how to
safeguard your personal information and avoid
potentially dangerous situations," organizers
Those coming straight from wor can enjoy an
informal pizza dinner for a cost of $3 per person
for two pieces of pizza and a drink. Dinner is
available on a reservation only basis by contact-
ing Cindy Henehan at 241-0000 or cindyhene- (put FHS, Fletcher or
Internet Safety in the subject line, please). The
pizza dinner will be served from 6 7 p.m. with

the presentation beginning at 7 p.m. Pre-regis-
tration is not required to attend the workshop -
only to participate in the pizza dinner.
The program is part of the Keeping Our Kids
Safe Series of family educational programsthat
began in January. To date, the series.has covered
Safe Driving and Healthy Relationships.
The final topics in the Keeping Our Kids Safe
Series will be on the Dangers of Addiction focus-
ing on drugs, drinking, smoking and gambling.
Participation is recommended for adults and
teens over age 13.
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a concern
>-GARDEN, from A-1
people from the Beaches and
Jacksonville attended the
meeting to lend support for
the project.
He also said that parking
could be an issue at the Fifth
Street location.
"I'm in favor of the concept.
We just have to use our brains
and get the right location and
[guidelines] for everyone," he
City Manager Jim Jarboe said
that a leadership group needs
to be established so that the
city can work with an entity to
work out the details of the proj-



in April

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Mayor Dick Brown said he
would support a 30-day exten-
sion with the idea that
Lakeshore would have more
information and then the city
could revisit the issue.
"It just seems at some point,
we need to be up to speed," he
Pruette echoed his concerns,
saying "there are too many
unanswered questions here."
Bullock told the council that
they are hoping some of the
issues will be resolved after
Monday's meeting with Wal-
Mart officials.
Plasker explained that
although Wal-Mart has termi-
nated its lease agreement, plans
have been drafted for the
117,000-square foot superstore
and a water permit is still pend-
If Wal-Mart does not submit
plans to the city by April, the
company will lose its final
development order and the
process will start over unless an
extension is granted, according
to officials.

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The Leader's Opinion

SVital to safeguard

our neighborhoods

Jacksonville Beach neighbors living along 18th Street
North are weary of partiers destroying property and tais-
ing a ruckus in the normally quiet, residential neighbor-
They note that the situation is so bad that there have
been repeated calls to the police.
In south Jacksonville Beach, the residents along
Sandra Drive have complained about the late night driv-
ers roaring through their neighborhood, making it a
speedway shortcut for the post-bar crowd.
The problems have been presented to the city council
which has directed staff to follow through. That is as it
should be because maintaining the quality of life in our
neighborhoods is vital to all.
Police are well trained and committed to serving the
public, but numerous, concurrent calls can overwhelm
the available resources.
Most will agree that making sure there are adequate
resources to protect our neighborhoods 24 hours a day,
seven days a week is worth the investment.
There are other ways to curb the concurrent demands
for service and one step was taken last week.
When the Jacksonville Beach City Council acted to
reduce bar hours on New Years Eve, to bring hours in
line with the surrounding communities, that was a pru-
dent move.
The Beaches are frequently referred to as Duval
County's playground but there is no need for
Jacksonville Beach to keep the bars open long past oth-
ers' dosing time so that the drunken play can continue
into the wee hours.
Police resources will be deployed during upcoming fes-
tivals that draw visitors from far outside the area. But,
according to the police chief, the festivals, most of which
are 1-day events that end at 10 p.m., don't overly strain
the department.
Instead, the chief said, most of the calls for service that
require multiple officers to respond are logged between
10 p.m. and 3 a.m. To handle the load, two shifts of offi-
cers overlap.
The chief said he is currently looking at ways to reduce
some of those calls for service through changes in ordi-
nances. No specifics have been crafted yet on possible
changes, he added.
When his recommendations are ready for "prime
time" presentation, there should be enthusiastic consid-
eration for any recommended actions or changes.
One thing that will not change is the department's
core function, the chief says. That function is to make
sure when someone picks up a phone and calls for a
police officer, they get one.
That is at the core of keeping our neighborhoods safe
- something we can all support

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To the editor:
Florida is at a crossroads.
All across this great state, tax-
payers are sick and tired of
having to pay ever-increasing
property taxes to pay for ever-
increasing state government.
Since 2000, government
income from property taxes
has grown by 99 percent,
while Floridians' income grew.
by only an average of 44 per-
cent. Now Floridians have a
chance to change all of that.
The Taxpayer Protection
Amendment is currently
being debated by the Florida
Taxation and Budget Reform
Commission. It would
require voter approval for any
new tax increase on the state
and local level and it would
also tie state and local spend--
ing increases to inflation and
population growth. This
would mean that
Government could not grow
any faster than the economy

Kathleen Feindt Bailey' Li

Editor, The Beaches Leader

Thomas Wood
President and Publisher

Chuck Adams
Robert DeAngelo
Rex Edmondson
Bob Fernee
Alice Gartland
John Hardebeck
Jennifer Knoechel
Aleadra Kummernes
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Liza Mitchell
Hal Newsome
Kathy Nicoletti
Gray Rohrer
David Rosenblum
Wimpy Sutton
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without voter approval. This
would also, prevent future
budget cuts, and force local
officials to focus on real prior-
ities such as education, infra-
structure, and law enforce-
ment. And last but not least,
your surplus taxes will be
-returned to you! If there's a
budget surplus, that money
won't be wastefully spent by
government, but rather sent
back to you or credited
towards next year's taxes.
I believe the Taxpayer
Protection Amendment has a
good chance of passing. Once
passed, this amendment goes
directly on the 2008 Florida
ballot and when it does the
true battle for Florida's future

Dan Quiggle
State Chairman, Florida
Americans for Prosperity
Ponte Vedra Beach

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Director ofSales Editor, Ponte Vedra Leader

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Rather invest in band than the homeless
To the editor: ty's children (Fletcher Band) is a better use of
Where was Councilman [Pete] Mittleman's my money.
concern about giving away my tax dollars
when he voted to fund BEAM's van? Shannon Sturm
Certainly the investment in our communi- Jacksonville Beach

How do we get rid of an eyesore building

To the editor:
While it didn't surprise those
of us who opposed Wal-Mart,
that they do what's best for
themselves, it was apparent at
Monday's council workshop it
did surprise Lakeshore's Michael
Plasker and his attorney Steven
With less bluster and more
humble than displayed when
they threatened a $50 million
lawsuit, they stood before coun-
cil and groaned that Wal-Mart
had them over a barrel with a 20
year ground lease on the prop-
erty. They said they could now
do nothing with the property
because Wal-Mart was in total
control, and they would really
appreciate the city granting
them a 6-month extension so
they could try to convince Wal-
Mart "legally" to rescind their
They also said "We meet with
them- in -Bentonville on
Monday the 3rd and hopefully
we will rectify the situation at
that time".
They then said they'd call
council after their meeting and
asked council to delay their

decision in anticipation of their
phone call of success. Since
council will be meeting that
same night, that might create a
real climactic moment, in the
now too long saga, as Jim
Jarboe, like the warden in a
prison execution movie, gets
the call and breathlessly rushes
in hollering "stop the vote I got
their phone call of success,
grant a stay of extension." I'll
tune in for that episode but
won't hold my breath.
The whole -fiasco was an
almost laughable display of hol-
lowness as attorney Bullock fee-
bly tried to give council reason
to support his request while
sidestepping most questions by
advising council to check with
our once again absent from
action city attorney.
Lakeshore's pitiful perform-
ance begs for answers. Were you
guys so naive that you didn't
have the sense to see this possi-
bility happening? Did you lack
the foresight to negotiate a size-
able pay off in case Wal-Mart
decide to bail on you? Why do
you think NB owes you a darn

If Wal-Mart is now planning
to just sit oh the property, to
prevent competition for their
Atlantic Boulevard and Beach
Boulevard stores, perhaps they
might be benevolent enough to
turn the Lakeshore property
into an attractive park for all of
us to enjoy until they deem it
justifiable for "financial rea-
sons" to build or sell out. If they
plan to build later they need to
remember we passed a 60,000
square foot code amendment
and we need to remember that
Wal-Mart is not known for their
The biggest concern now is
how are we going to get an
empty eyesore building out of
our community? Hopefully
there are State and Federal laws
that will help us to deal with
this tenuous situation. Council
now needs to say no to any
extension, start making plans
for a nice park and have a long
talk with our city attorney!

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Mary S. Adams

Ray Bivins

Margaret Roche Bryant

Mary S. Adams, 87, died Feb.
15, 2008.
She was born in Scranton,
Pa., and was a former resident
of South Orange and Brielle,
N.J. She had been a resident of
St. Johns County since 1979.
She actively volunteered for
Palms Presbyterian Church-and
in community activities. She
was predeceased by her hus-
band, Warren R. Adams, DDS,
and her son, Richard W.
Adams. She is survived by her
daughter, Elizabeth of
A memorial service will be

Linda B.
Johnson, 66,
born April
25, 1941, in
Akron, Ohio,
died Feb. 20, .
She was
raised a
Garfield High
School and proceeded to study
to become a nun. She spoke
many times that being a moth-
er was the only thing she want-
ed to do more than being a
nun. She would have made a
heartfelt nun but her family is
so glad she chose to be a mom
instead, they said.
She married Maurice
Johnson in .1968, and moved
to Jacksonville in 1987.
Most of her life was dedicat-
ed to being a wonderful wife,
mother and homemaker. She
was a natural at cooking, grow-
ing vegetables, sewing, crafts
and giving hugs. She had a soft
heart for babies, the sick and
the underdog. She taught by
example to always give to peo-
ple in need.
She was an avid reader, loved
country music and often
dreamt of being an interior
designer. One of her greatest

Elizabeth Seitz died Feb. 21,
She was born in Poland and
raised in Germany. She then
moved to Chicago, where'she
spent most of her life' before
moving to Jacksonville Beach.
She enjoyed reading the Bible
and books.
She is survived by her
daughters, Irene Owens and
Ursula Seitz; sister, Ursula

held at 11 a.m., today,
Wednesday, at Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home, Chapel
Hills Memory Gardens Chapel,
850 St. Johns Bluff Road,'
In lieu of flowers, donations
are requested to The
Alzheimer's Association, The
American Lung Association or
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida.
Arrangements by Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home, 850 St.
John Bluff Road, Jacksonville,
Fla. 32225, 904-641-9755.

passions was traveling; she
marveled at the beauty of the
world and saw many breath-
taking places, the family said.
After raising three children,
Don Barkhurst, Linda
Barkhurst, and April Olmeda,
she was department manager
at Wal-Mart for 12 years. She
loved working with people and
developed many friendships
She maintained lifelong
friendships' from Ohio after
being here more than 20 years.
She was most proud of becom-
ing a grandmother.
She has two granddaughters,
Isabel Barkhurst and Kaitlyn
Ball. She is also survived by a
daughter-in-law, Jini Barkhurst,
and son-in-law, Lou Olmeda.
The family would like to
keep in their hearts and minds
that "Mimi" is now laughing
and smiling and free of the
pain from her earthly body.
A visitation was held
Sunday at Hardage-Giddens
Funeral Home in Jacksonville
Funeral services were held
Monday at Hardage-Giddens
Chapel Hills Funeral Home,.
Interment was held in Chapel
Hills Memory Gardens with a
gathering following in the
funeral home of Hardage-
Giddens Chapel Hills.

Mac; and grandchildren,
Michael Schrank and Mitchell
Visitation was held
Saturday"in :the chapel of
Quinn-Shalz, followed by A
Mass of Christian Burial with
the Reverend William Kelly as
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home
in Jacksonville Beach.

Ray Bivins,
53, a lifelong .
resident of ,
the Beaches
area, died
Feb. 23,
He was
born to
Henry "Red"
Bivins and
Alford in
Jacksonville on March 29,
Ray was a graduate of
Fletcher High School, class of
1972. He later became a
Master Electrician and owner
of Bivins Electrical Company
Inc. Ray was an avid golfer
with a passion for sports,
especially for competitive
softball in the Beaches area.
He was of the Presbyterian
Faith, enjoyed traveling, lift-
ing weights and walking

S. Lyons died
Feb. 21,
2008. He was ,
born in
Atlanta on f .
Nov. 15,
1918, to
Thomas and
Lyons where
he graduated
from Tech
High school. After graduation
he became an inspector for
the Southern Railroad. He
then served his country in the
United States Merchant
Marines. He graduated from
the U.S. Merchant Marine
Academy in Kingspoint, N.Y.,
and was a commissioned offi-
cer to the European Front dur-
ing World War II.
Upon discharge, he was
employed with Exxon in New
York as Chief Engineer for
over 20 years. In 1964, he
owned and operated
Friendship Inn in Jacksonville
Beach until his retirement.
He was a member of the
Elks, American Legion, Navy
League, Beaches Kiwanis,

along the ocean with his
fiance, Kiki, and dog, Buddy
He was actively involved in
the community and was an
umpire for high school base-
ball. He was a true Gators fan
through and through.
He was preceded in death
by his mother, Katherine
Alford. Ray is survived by his
loving fiancee, Karen (Kiki)
Frame; father, Henry "Red"
Bivins; and three sisters, Anita
Bivins, Delores Reeves and
Linda Braddock.
A memorial service will be
held at 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 29,
at Ponte Vedra Valley, 4750
Palm Valley Road, Ponte
Vedra Beach, 285-1130, with a
reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be sent to Ponte Vedra
Valley in his name.

American Merchant Marine
Veterans St. Johns River
Chapter and was a past chair-
man of the Civil Service
He is preceded in death by
his parents, Thomas and
Clifford Lyons, and his wife,
Iva Lee Hefner Lyons, in 1991.
He is survived by his pres-
ent wife and best friend,
Elaine E. Lyons; his "baby sis-
ter," Frances Lefstead
(Lawrence); nephew, Clifton
Lefstead (Judy); niece, Sharon
Spencer (Bob); great-nephew,
Christopher Lefstead; great-
niece, Melinda Faulk
(Dennis); and their daughter,
Lindsey Faulk.
Visitation was held
Monday, in Quinn-Shalz
Funeral Home. A Funeral
Service was held Tuesday at
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
in Jacksonville Beach, with
the Rev. Dana Brones officiat-
ing. Interment followed in H.
Warren Smith Cemetery of
Jacksonville Beach.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Funeral

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Margaret Roche Bryant, a
resident of Ponte Vedra Beach
since 1963, died peacefully at
Vicar's Landing on Feb. 23,
2008. Maggie was the widow
of Billy Ramsey Bryant, who
died in 1999.
She is survived by her sister,
Marie Smith, of Vicar's
Landing; four children, Ann
Hart of Medina, Wash., Susan
Snead of Atlantic Beach, and
Billy Bryant and Alex Bryant
of Ponte Vedra Beach; seven
grandchildren, Craig Hart,
Julie Hart Pontiff, Jason
Snead, Casey and Andy

Bryant, and Zachary and
Nicholas Bryant; and six great
grandchildren, Charlie, Joey
and Maggie Pontiff, Sophie
and Willa Hart, and Gunner
A private family service will
be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, send
donations to Community
Hospice of NE Florida, 4266
Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville,
Fla. 32257.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz, A Family
Funeral Home & Cremation

Michael Xavier O'Connor

Michael Xavier O'Connor, a
resident of Ponte Vedra
Beach, died Feb. 20, 2008,
after a long battle with cancer.
He was born and raised in
Mt. Vernon, N.Y. He was a
faithful member of Our Lady
Star of the Sea Catholic
Church of Ponte Vedra Beach.
He received his MBA from
lona College of New Rochelle,
N.Y. While living in New York
City, O'Connor was employed
as a stockbroker for Merrill
Lynch. He later moved to New
Jersey and he worked for the
Chase Manhattan Bank in
New York City.
For the next 12 years, he
was employed as an Executive
Vice President for Reuters
International in New York
City. He was involved with
many charitable works
including Cystic Fibrosis,
Habitat for Humanity and
Cancer Research. '
He was a devoted New York
Yankees fan and loved playing
golf, traveling, and going to
the beach. His love, devotion,
and loyalty to his family and
friends will always be cher-
ished and remembered, the
family said. He was a dear and
loving husband, father, broth-

er-in-law and friend, but most
of all, he loved spending time
with his precious daughter,
his angel, Christiana, the fam-
ily said.
He is survived by his wife of
25 years, Pamela; daughter,
Christiana; brother, Denis;
brother-in-law, Larry (Tammy)
Anderson; sister-in-law, Renee
Robson (Ben Brewer);
nephews, Sean and Josh;
nieces, Michelle and Jennifer;
uncle, Walter;. aunts, Janet
and Rita; cousins, Linda, Sal
and Angela; several other
nieces and nephews; and
numerous lifelong friends. He
was predeceased by his par-
ents, Denis and Mary
O'Connor of Great
Barrington, Mass.
Visitation was held Feb. 24,
in Quinn-Shalz Funeral
'Home. A Mass of Christian
Burial was held Monday in
Our Lady Star of the Sea
Catholic Church of Ponte
Vedra Beach with Monsignor
Daniel B. Logan as Celebrant.
Interment followed in Ponte
Vedra Valley Cemetery.
Services are under the direc-
tion of Quinn-Shalz Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.

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Tony Lamar Williams Jr., 18,
of Jacksonville was arrested Feb.
23 and charged with carrying a
concealed firearm in the Beach
Boulevard end zone, according
to a police report. Police con-
ducted a traffic stop at 3:05 a.m.
and found a loaded .25-caliber
semi automatic handgun under
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Auto burglary was reported
Feb. 24 in the 1200 block of 4th
Avenue North. A purse, drivers
license, credit card and $10 in
cash were stolen from the vehi-
cle. Police said there was no
sign of forced entry.

A residential burglary was
reported Feb. 21 at an assisted
living facility in the 1700 block
of The Greens Way. The victim
told police that clothing, wallet,
car keys and $200 in cash were
stolen from a chair in his bed-
room. An employee found the
items on a curb in the parking

Burglary to a business was
reported Feb. 20 in the 1300
block of 13th Avenue North. A
projector and other computer
.equipment valued at $1,850
were stolen from a secured
computer room at Baptist
Medical Center Beaches. Staff
found an open ladder in the
electrical closet next to the
room and observed some of the
ceiling tiles that had been
moved and destroyed.
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Grand theft was reported Feb.
20 in the 600 block of Marsh
Landing Parkway. A concrete
saw valued at $1,000 was stolen
from the bed of a truck. The vic-
tim told police he observed the
suspect walking around the rear
of his vehicle and removed the
saw from his truck while he was
at an ATM. He tried unsuccess-
fully to follow the suspect who
was driving a small silver late
model Pontiac.
Attempted residential burglar
Attempted residential burgla-

ry was reported Feb. 21 in the
1000 block of 18th Street North.
Two juveniles were observed by
the owner trying to pry a lock
off the front door of the resi-
dence which is under construc-
tion. The man startled the sus-
pects who ran westbound
through backyards.

Grand theft of a motor vehi-
cle was reported Feb. 21 in the
900 block of 8th Avenue South.
The suspect is a former cab driv-
er who was recently terminated
by the company. Police said he
has yet to return a white 1998
Ford Crown Victoria valued at

Battery was reported Feb. 21
in the 1200 block of 4th Avenue
North. The victim told police
that she got off a bus at 2:45
p.m. and a male suspect also
exited the bus and began fol-
lowing her. The man entered
the victim's yard and grabbed
her buttocks. The woman
threatened him with pepper
spray and the man walked away
but continued to watch her,
police said. He was described as
a black male with short bushy
hair, 5'7" and 150 lb. wearing a
black sweatshirt with red trim.

Omar Luis Perez, 27, of
Atlantic Beach was arrested Feb.
24 and charged with driving
with a suspended or revoked
license as a habitual traffic
offender in the 500 block of 1st
Street North, according to a
police report.

Grand theft was reported Feb.
23 in the 1400 block of
Tanglewood Road. The victim
told police that she wrote a
$2,400 check for a down pay-
ment on vinyl windows. The
suspect cashed the check but
failed to complete the job.

Identity theft was reported
Feb. 22 in the 1700 block of
Oakbreeze Lane. The victim was
notified of several unauthorized
charges by her credit card com-

pany. The charges were made in

Fraud was reported Feb. 21 in
the 1200 block of 2nd Street S.
The victim told police that her
credit card information was
used four times in six minutes
at a restaurant. The charges
were made for $200, $75, $75
and $51. An online transaction
for $200 also occurred. The vic-
tim is still in possession of the

Brooklyn Jean Bowman, 31,
of Jacksonville Beach was arrest-
ed Feb. 26 and charged with a
warrant for grand theft in the
500 block of 9th Street S.,
according to a police report.

Grand theft was reported Feb.
23 at a hotel in the 1500 block
of 1st Street N. A jewelry case
containing over $25,000 worth
of jewelry including an $18,000
white gold ring with two mar-
quis diamonds was stolen from
the victim's luggage.

Deputies detained
Christopher Aaron Miller, 19,
Thursday after a short pursuit
on a felony charge of driving
With a suspended license after
an officer clocked the suspect's
vehicle at 98 mph in the 1600
block of North Ponte Vedra
Boulevard, according to police..

A construction tool valued at
$4,000 was reported stolen
Friday from a residence in the

200 block of Royal Lake Drive,
police reported.
* *
A boat was reported stolen
Thursday in the 600 block of
South Harbor Lights Drive,
according to police report.

Burglary was reported on Feb.
24 in the 1800 block of
Sherwood Lane, according to a
police report. The victim's jew-
elry and precious stones were
missing, according to the
report. "

Grand theft was reported on
Feb. 19 in the first block of
Ocean Boulevard, according to
a police report.
* *
Burglary to a residence was
reported on Feb. 21 in the 300
block of Orchid Street, accord-
ing to a police report. The vic-
tim told police someone
entered the house through the
backdoor and took $600,
according to the report.

Burglary to a residence was
reported on Feb. 21 in the 1900
block of Main Street, according
to a police report.
Battery was reported on Feb.
24 on the Mayport flyover,
according to a police report.
* *
Kidnapping was reported on
Feb. 24 in the 1600 block of
Beach Avenue, according to a
police report.


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Talk of economic stimulus helps

boost consumer confidence in Fla.

Passage of the national eco-
nomic stimulus package and
state property tax amendment
helped boost Florida's con-
sumer confidence by four
points to 74 in February after
last month's decline to its low-
est level in 16 years, a new
University of Florida study
Four of the five components
that make up the index rose
this month. The largest
increase was in perceptions of
national economic conditions
over the next year, which
jumped 11 points to 66, fol-
lowed by expectations of
national economic conditions
over the next five years, which
rose eight points to 82. Two
components edged up two
points: perceptions of personal
finances now compared with a
year ago to 67, and expecta-
tions of personal finances a
year from now to 84. The only
component to fall was percep-
tions of whether it is a good
time to buy big-ticket items,
which dropped three points to
71, its lowest point since
December 1991.
"We certainly did not expect
this increase," said Chris
McCarty, director of UF's
Survey Research Center at the
Bureau of Economic and
Business Research. "We think
the overall rise this month is a
reaction to the passage of the
stimulus package that will
result in payments to a majori-
ty of Florida households as
well as the passage of the prop-
erty tax amendment, which
was supported by 64 percent of
the voters. Both of these are, at
least temporarily, bright spots
for Florida consumers."
The data over the past two
months shows that confidence
fell steadily through January,
rose during the' first week of
February and increased dra-
matically in the second week,
McCarty said. By the third

week of February, confidence
had fallen to January levels, he
"We expect this month's
overall rise in confidence to be
a temporary increase and that
confidence will decline next
month," he said.
Higher consumer confidence
levels come at a time when
policy makers are trying to
avert a recession or at least
minimize the effects of one,
McCarty said. However, the
positive effects of both the
stimulus package and the
property tax amendment will
probably be short-lived, and
the Federal Reserve Board's
decision to cut interest rates
carries some negative side
effects, he said.
"By lowering interest rates,
which may help loosen credit
for borrowers, the Federal
Reserve has further weakened
the dollar against other curren-
cies," McCarty said. "This has
contributed to the rise in the
price of -oil and other com-
modities as can be seen in the
recent rise in the price of a gal-
lon of gas, which has increased
more than seven cents in the
past week."
Although the stimulus pack-
age offers a welcome rebate
check, those borrowed funds
add to the deficit, McCarty
"And the property tax
amendment will no doubt
result in fewer services at the
local level, and may have long-
term downside effects on the
state economy as homeowners
take their tax exemptions with
them when moving in
Florida," he said.
There are some bright spots
for Florida homeowners hop-
ing to sell, though, McCarty
said. For instance, the property
tax amendment makes it more
affordable to move to a new
home, he said. The stimulus
package passed by Congress
temporarily increases the loan

amounts that can be pur-
chased by Fannie Mae and
Freddie Mac from $417,000 to
$729,750, and
Florida has no shortage of
homes in this price range, he
Interest rates have declined
in response to the cuts by the
Federal Reserve, although
recently the credit markets are
not moving in sync with the
Fed rate cuts, McCarty said.
Most importantly, average
home prices have been falling
to a point where they are
approaching the level they
would have been at this time
without the housing run-up,
he said.
"We anticipate that by July
home prices in many areas of
Florida will be at or near bot-
toming out," he said. "This
should attract some buyers
who have been waiting on the
sidelines for prices to stabilize,
assuming they can quality for
a loan."
The research center conducts
the Florida Consumer Attitude
Survey monthly. Respondents
are 18 or older and live in
households telephoned ran-
domly. The preliminary index
for February was conducted
from 408 responses.
Consumer confidence is
designed to help predict buy-
ing patterns by measuring the
mood of consumers toward
purchasing. Although other
economic indicators also pre-
dict buying patterns, consumer
confidence tends to be avail-
able sooner. The index is
benchmarked to 1966, so a
value of 100 represents the
same level of confidence for
that year. The value of the
index is in comparing changes
over time rather than looking
at an isolated month.
From the Universityof Florida
Department of Infonnation and

Pausing at Friday's after hours mixer of the Ponte Vedra Chamber of Commerce are Danielle
Williams, of CNL Bank, First Coast (from left), Brett Duncan, chamber president, and Deborah
Henson, CNL Bank, First Coast. The mixer was held at CNL Bank.

AB author to launch book at

The Book Mark store in AB


Kingsley Plantation is featured in a new
novel by First Coast journalist and author,
M.C. Finotti that hits store shelves this week.
"The Treasure of Amelia Island" is historical
fiction for young adults ages 9 and up and
tells the story of Ana Jai Kingsley and her chil-
dren. It's published by Pineapple Press, an
award-winning regional publisher based in
The novel is set in 1813, a tumultuous time
for the Spanish colony of La Florida, and for
11-year old Mary Kingsley. Patriots from the
United States want to kick Spain out of
Florida, take the land for themselves, and
enslave any freed people of color, like Mary
and her family.
In the middle of all this, Mary decides to
search for a legendary pirate treasure with her
brother, George, and half-brother, Diego. The

treasure hunt changes Mary Kingsley forever.
"Through the eyes of a child, M. C. Finotti is
able to seamlessly weave a captivating fiction-
al tale into the unbelievable but true history
of the Kingsley family," said Carmen Godwin,
Director of the Amelia Island Museum of
The novel is something of a departure for
Atlantic Beach resident Marisa Carbone
Finotti, a freelance writer and former
Jacksonville television reporter. "I was inspired
to write this novel after literally falling in love
with Kingsley Plantation years ago. It's a spe-
cial place and Ana Jai Kingsley and her chil-
dren were special people in Florida history,"
she said.
A book launch for M. C. Finotti's novel will
be held March 8 at The Book Mark in Atlantic
Beach at 4 p.m. The party is free and open to
the public.


Nocatee developer
speaks to Chamber
Rick Ray, partner with the
Parc Group, master developer
of Nocatee, will speak at the
Ponte Vedra Beach Chamber of
Commerce's Lunch .and Learn
event today at 11:30 a.m. in
the Marsh Landing Country
Ray, who has previously held
executive positions with
Jacksonville-based The Charter
Co. and LTV Corp. in Dallas,
will discuss the status of devel-
opment in Nocatee.
The cost is $20 for chamber
members and $25 for guests
with a reservation, or $25 for
members and $30 for guests at
the door.

Stricter standards for
The Florida Building
Commission made a recom-.
mendation last month to the
Legislature that new buildings
along Florida's coast that will
be insured by the state-run
Citizens Property Insurance
Corporation be built to
stronger standards than cur-


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The recommendations,
which incorporate "Code-
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response to the Legislature's
direction for the commission
to examine the hurricane risks
to structures built near the
Florida coast.
The proposed requirements
would apply to structures built
within a half-mile of Florida's
coasts beginning Jan. 1.
Citizens-insured coastal
buildings would be built to
withstand winds 5 to 25 mph
stronger than the code
requires, depending on where


the building is located along
the coast.
In addition to wind speed,
the recommendations call for
buildings to be elevated 1 to 6
feet higher than current
requirements and to meet the
stringent wind-borne debris
protection requirements for
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scuba dive

Wounded warriors are
coming home from our
wars, and the Jacksonville
area no doubt has a large
share. Appropriately, the
Wounded Warrior Project is
a Jacksonville-based non-
profit organization created
to furnish programs and
services to severely injured
armed forces men and
A local benefit to aid the
Project was highlighted in
the Feb. 15 and 20 Leaders:
two matches between uni-
versity lacrosse teams at
Fletcher High School on Feb.
According to a 2007
Bloomberg media report,
Wounded Warrior has been
involved in. funding an
effort to get these vets,
including amputees, into a
sport which, at first, may
surprise us; namely--- scuba
diving. One might ask,
Aren't arms and legs essen-
tial for that? How could an
amputee do it?
Answer: enthusiastically,
assuming he or she has the
proper training.
The activity has been
spearheaded at Walter Reed
Army Medical Center in
Washington, DC by a volun-
teer---dive instructor John
Thompson. Per the
Bloomberg report,
Thompson is certified to
teach people with handicaps
and got the idea for the
scuba program after working
with the Red Cross at Walter
Reed's aquatic therapy unit.
The organization he
founded is called, for short,
SUDS---Soldiers Undertaking
Disabled Scuba. Walter Reed
provides the instructional
pool and related facilities
but no funds. That's a func-
tion of SUDS, with the help
of charitable entities such as
Wounded Warriors.
So how do the handi-
capped soldier/students fare
in this challenging pastime?
Evidently very well.
Thompson calls the water
The Great Equalizer.
"Many things," he says,
"are just easier to do in the
water with these types of
injuries. It's part rehabilita-
tion, part confidence build-
ing, (and) part adventure for
these wounded warriors. I'm
really inspired by the sol-
diers at Walter Reed."
Pondering the difficulty of
traveling underwater when
lacking one or more limbs, I
realized that Thompson is
In that weight-reduced
environment, the compara-
tive mobility of an amputee
improves in relation to non-
disabled people. Humans
can't really move very fast
while submerged.
During my diving days,
although possessing all four
limbs, I was frustrated by my
low velocity when avoiding
a potentially dangerous deep
Still, the leg amputee, for
instance, can increase speed
wearing special webbed
gloves along with a fin (or
fins) on his/her artificial
Talk about can-do people!
Any of these scuba-certified
Warriors who live in Florida
may enjoy their healing
hobby in a state boasting a
superb array of diving
That embraces many gor-
geous freshwater springs
accessible without a boat.
Have fantastic fun, you now-
fledged fish.

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photo submitted
Peter LaComb, past chairman
of the Jacksonville Coin Club.


to speak at


on March 14

Peter T. LaComb, a life mem-
ber of the American
Numismatic Association, past
chairman of the Jacksonville
Coin Club and a coin collector
for more than 18 years, will be
the featured speaker at the
Friends of the Beaches Branch
Library NoonBreak on Friday
March 14.
The free program is at 600
3rd St., in Neptune Beach.
LaComb, who has been a
coin collector since childhood,
will discuss coins and currency,
including how to buy and sell,
and the meaning and value of
new issues.
He will also take questions
from the audience.
NoonBreak is a monthly pro-
gram of the Friends of the
Beaches Branch Library, and is
held on the second Friday of
each month. The program runs
from noon to 1 p.m.
No reservations are required.
Attendees may bring lunch.
Refreshments will be provided.-
Upcoming NoonBreak pro-
grams include:
April 18 Emily Lisska,
executive director of the
Jacksonville Historical Society
speaking on the 500th anniver-
sary of Jean Ribault.
May 9 Warren Anderson,
attorney and active member of
Riverkeepers and Florida Land
Trust speaking in archeology.
June 13 Connie Heffen
presenting a program on vin-
tage and antique hats.
For more information about
NoonBreak, call the Beaches
Branch Library at 241-1142.

Ashlee Hester outside the Boys & Girls Club in Jacksonville Beach. Hester is an eighth grader at Fletcher Middle School.

Hester Youth of Year nominee

Ashlee Hester took a wait-
and-see attitude when she
first joined the Beaches Boys
& Girls Club as a fourth
But it didn't take long
before the after-school pro-
gram started to grow on her.
Hester went from watch '
ing the clock to not wanting
to go home when her father,
a teacher and coach at
Fletcher High, came to pick
her up after practice.
"At first I said I'll just go
and let time go by, but then
I started liking it and dislik-
ing it when he got out of
practice early," Ashlee, an
eighth grader at Fletcher
Middle School, recalled.
Monday at the Boys & Girls
Club in Jacksonville Beach.
"I'm always getting there
too soon for her," said
Ashlee's father, Ron Hester.
"She says, 'Dad, can't I
stay?' She loves that place."
The feeling is mutual.
Three of Ron Hester's six
children are members of the
Beaches Boys & Girls Club.
His two oldest daughters

attended the club during
their high school years,
including Deannia Hester,
Fletcher's 2001 homecoming
"They played a big role
there, too," said Hester, who
coaches football and track at
FHS and is a former NFL
"It's such a help to par-
ents. You know your child is
safe. That's a great feeling."
The club, one of 12 in
Duval, Nassau and St. Johns
counties, provides after-
school programs to some
1,300 youth.
On Thursday, the Boys &
Girls Clubs of Northeast
Florida holds its annual
Youth of the Year event at
San Jose Country Club.
The 45-year-old organiza-
tion, an affiliate of Boys &
Girls Clubs of America, will
recognize eight nominees
who have excelled in their
community, club and family.
Ashlee Hester is one of
The Fletcher Middle honor
roll student has served as a
staff assistant at the Beaches
club for the past two years
and is president of the

Keystone Club.
A cheerleader and a rising
track star at Fletcher Middle,
Hester is a respected mentor
at the club and a peer medi-
ator at her middle school.
"Her favorite volunteer
activity is peer mediation,"
says Hester's Youth of the
Year nomination letter.
"She counsels students
who have received discipli-
nary referrals to the Dean's
"When two students have
a conflict, we talk to them
about it," said Hester, who
has helped counsel more
than 50 kids the past two
school years.
"We get them to under-
stand why that may have
happened and what they can
do to not let it happen
A sprinter on Fletcher
Middle's girls track team,
Hester never lost a race as a
seventh grader. She credits
the Boys & Girls Club with
introducing her to the joys
of running.
Her father was a sprinter
in high school and her older
brother, Mitchell, was a
fleet-footed running back for

Fletcher High last season.
At Thursday's Youth of the
Year event, Hester and the
other seven nominees each
receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Hester hopes to attend
Florida State University in
the future and study physi-
cal therapy.
She also has a big decision
to make.
If accepted at Douglas
Anderson School of the Arts,
Hester may have to leave the
Boys & Girls Club next
school year.
"I've already auditioned at
Douglas Anderson, but I'm
not sure if I really want to
go there, even if I do make it
"I might want to keep
doing What I'm doing here
until I graduate."
Ron Hester said the Boys &
Girls Club has "brought out
the best" in his daughter, a
3.5 GPA student whose
favorite subject is language
"Her confidence level is so
high," the elder Hester said.
"It got her involved in a
lot of activities. She feels like
she belongs there. I'm so
proud of her."

Barbara Jean 'a crazy professor in kitchen'

"Cooking at Home," the lat-
est cookbook by Barbara Jean
Barta, contains 120 recipes
that Barta prepares for family
and friends.
"My mom is a crazy profes-
sor in the kitchen," says Lisa
Graham of Ponte Vedra Beach
in the forward to the 220-page
coffee-table-style book publi-

"She uses every bowl, knife
and pan in the house. There is
no recipe to follow, just her
Barta, her husband, Jim, and
several family members, oper-
ate seven Barbara Jean's
Restaurants in Georgia, South
Carolina, and Florida, includ-
ing the Ponte Vedra location
at 15 South Roscoe Blvd.
A native of New York City
and a resident of St. Simon's
Island, Ga., Barta learned to
cook during her childhood
and eventually trained to
become a dietician.
The first Barbara Jean's
opened on St. Simon's Island
in 1998 specializing in seafood
and homestyle "made from

scratch" food.
While obviously a busy
woman with restaurants in
three states, Barta said in a
phone interview that she
cooks at home every night
except for one day a month
when her husband prepares
"Cooking shouldn't be diffi-
cult," she said.
To prepare delicious meals,
recipes don't have to be com-
plicated and ingredients
should be locally available and
not need to be specially
Barta also said she still
enjoys going to the supermar-
ket, where she is sometimes
recognized by other shoppers
who talk to her about cook-
In her new cookbook, she
shares some of her cooking
tips, shortcuts, and prefer-

ences in kitchen gadgets.
While some shortcuts are
worth taking to save time
without sacrificing flavor, she
also indicates when shortcuts
and substitutions won't do as
Doing the cookbook was a
four-month-long process of
accurately measuring ingredi-
ents and writing two of her
recipes each day. Now that she
has tested and written her
recipes to produce the best
consistent results, Barta said
that she uses her own cook-
books at home..
The food photographs in
the cookbook, shot at Barta's
home, are all taken of the real
food made by Barta from her
There are recipes for a vari-
ety of entrees such as Shrimp
Burgers, Beef Wellington,
Baked Ziti, Rack of Lamb, and
chicken and duck dishes. Pork
Chops Stuffed with Cornbread
and Country Ham, pictured in
the cookbook, would be sure
to satisfy even the heartiest
The Desserts Chapter
includes a "hard to find"
recipe for Snickerdoodles
along with cakes, brownies
and bar cookies, and other
desserts. Rice Pudding Cake is
a family recipe from Barta's
grandmother. It was one of
her childhood favorites and is


photo courtesy of BARBARA JEAN'S
"Made from scratch" recipes from Barbara Jean Barta, shown
with her husband, Jim, are featured in Barbara Jean's "Cooking
at Home."


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February 27, 2008

Recipes: Pork Chops stuffed with cornbread, ham

Michael and Kory Graybeal


Kory Zuchegno of Largo
and Michael Graybeal of
Neptune Beach were married
Saturday, Feb. 23, at Beaches
United Methodist Church in
Jacksonville Beach.
Carman Johns and Edward
Wilder performed the ceremo-
The bride is the daughter of
Gary and Sandy Zuchegno of
Largo. She is earned a master's
degree in health from the
University of North Florida
and is employed by Baptist

South as a clinical dietitian.
The groom is the son of
Greg and Vickie Graybeal of
Neptune Beach. He earned a
bachelor's degree in sociology
from Florida State University
and own a real estate apprais-
Ashley Zuchegno was the
maid of honor. Eric Graybeal
was the best man. After a
honeymoon to Malaga, Spain,
the couple will reside in
Atlantic Beach.

Cont. from A-7
equally well-liked by children
today, she said.
The recipe for Squash
Casserole proves that a good
vegetable casserole can be
made without using a can of
cream soup for the sauce.
Local Vidalia onions are fea-
tured in her recipe for Vidalia
Onion Toast Points.
There is also a chapter filled
with kid-friendly recipes,
including one for homemade
sausage that is a favorite of
one of Barbara Jean's grand-
Barbara Jean's Cooking at
Home" is $29.95 and available
at any Barbara Jean,s
Restaurant or at www.barbara-
Her inaugural cookbook is
also available for sale.

The following recipes are from
Barbara Jean's ,Cooking at

Rice Pudding Cake

one-half cup raisins
one-quarter cup dark rum
5 cups whole milk
1 cup half and half
1 cup Arborio rice
one and one-half cups plus
1 T sugar
1 vanilla bean, split
4 eggs, separated
1 pint fresh raspberries
whipped cream (optional)

Soak raisins in rum for 2
hours, drain and set aside.
Combine milk, half and
half, rice, one-half cup sugar,
and the vanilla bean in a
medium saucepan. Bring to
boil over medium heat; reduce
heat to medium-low, cover
and, cook, stirring occasional-
ly, until rice absorbs all liquid,
about Ihour. Remove pan
from heat and scrape seeds
from banilla bean into the
rice. Set aside to cool.

Pour 1 cup sugar into a skil-
let, shaking it so it spread
evenly. Cook over medium
heat, without stirring, until
sugar begins to melt. That
should take about 2 minutes.
Stir with a wooden spoon
until just golden and begin-

ning to foam, about 3 min-
utes. Carefully pour into a 9-
inch springform pan and
quickly tilt to coat sides and
bottom. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 375
degrees. Stir egg yolks and
raisins into rice. Beat egg
whites until foamy, then slow-
ly add the remaining 1 T
sugar and beat until soft peaks
form. Fold whites into rice
mixture. Transfer to
caramelized pan and set pan
into larger, shallow pan of
water. Bake about 1 hour or
until a knife inserted comes
out clean. Unmold and serve
with fresh raspberries and
whipped, cream.

Pork Chops Stuffed with
Cornbread and Country

4 thick bone-in pork chops
4 T butter
three-quarters cup chopped
one-half cup sliced celery
one-half cup minced coun-
try ham
one-quarter tsp. thyme
one-half tsp. rubbed sage
one-half cup chicken broth
one-half cup pork stock
one-half cup apple juice
8-inch pan of cooked corn-
2 T.olive oil

Heat the oven to 325
degrees. Cut a pocket in the
sides of the pork chops. Set

Melt the butter in a medi-
um skillet over medium low
heat. Add the onion and cel-
ery and cook until the onion
is translucent. Put in the
country ham, thyme, sage,
broth, stock, and apple juice
concentrate. Crurtble the
cornbread and add to skillet.
Stuff the pork chops with the
cornbread mixture.

Heat the oil on stove in and
oven proof skillet and saute
the pork shops until browned
on both sides. Place the sRillet
in the oven for 20 minutes to
complete cooking.

photo submitted
Pork Chops Stuffed with Cornbread and Country Ham is one of
several homestyle entrees in Barbara Jean's "Cooking at

Squash Casserole

2 tsp. olive oil
1 lb. yellow squash,
trimmed and sliced
1 lb. zucchini, trimmed and
1 cup diced onion
one-half red pepper, diced
1 tsp. salt
one-quarter tsp. white pep-
1 T sugar
one and one-half cups grat-
ed Cheddar cheese
1 cup bread crumbs
2 tsp. dried,parsley

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Heat a large skillet over medi-
um heat and add the oil. Add
the squashes, onion, and red
pepper and saute until veggies
are tender. Add the salt, pep-
per, sugar, and 1 cup of the
cheese and blend. Place in a
casserole dish.

Mix the bread crumbs, pars-
ley and remaining cheese
together. Spread on top of
casserole and bake for 20 to

25 minutes or until the top is ,
nicely browned.

Vidalia Onion Toast Points

two-third cup minced
Vidalia onion, or any mild
1 cup grated Parmesan
one-third cup plus 2 T may-
6 slices good quality sand-
wich bread (from bakery)
diced green onions for gar-

Turn on the broiler

Line a sheet pan with quick
release foil. Mix the onion,
cheese, and mayonnaise in a
small bowl. Set aside.

Place the bread on the pan
and toast on one side under
the broiler. Spread the onion
mixture on the toasted side of
the bread. Sprinkle with papri-
ka and cut into four pieces.
Return to broiler until golden
brown. Serve immediately.

photo submitted
Members of the Jacksonville Beach Woman's Club recently vis-
ited the Veterans Hospital in Gainesville, where they presented
75 bags filled with personal items for patients. Shown with VA
hospital director Julia Baker are Jodi Tipton, Katherine Goins,
Rose Marie Legant, Donna Komkov, and Joyce Langley.

The Beaches Fine Arts
Series is looking for volunteers
to help with its duathlon on
Saturday, April 19.
The run-bike-run begins at 8

a.m. at Nocatee.
The BFAS also needs volun-
teers for its annual sprint
triathlon series, which kicks off
Saturday, May 17. Additional

races are Saturday, June 14,
and Saturday, July 12.
All races begin at 7 a.m. at
Mickler's Landing in Ponte
Vedra Beach. Call the BFAS

office at 270-2074, or visit if
you are interested in volun-
teering for any or all of these

photo submitted
American Legion Post 129 in Jacksonville Beach hosted a
Veterans Association barbecue to benefit the USO's No Dough
dinner program for enlisted personnel stationed at Mayport.
Volunteers shown are from left Keith Helton, Michael Rotes,
Gary Warren, Tom Williams, Richard Hurst, Lee Fair, Jim Kutz,
Frank Kleese and Mike Amig.


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She is employed by the
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February 27, 2008 SPO RTS

Senators earn

* Fishing Leader
* Sports Briefs
* Calendar

victory over Buchholz

Franklin lifts

offense with

HR, double

and 4 RBIs


Since he began playing base-
ball at Fletcher High School,
senior catcher Cory Franklin
has never experienced a victo-
ry over district rival
Gainesville Buchholz.
In last Friday night's first
meeting of the two teams this
season, Franklin experienced
his first win over the Bobcats
thanks to his own bat.
Franklin hit a home run and
knocked in four runs as-
Fletcher beat Buchholz 4-2 at
"I've never beat them my
four years here," Franklin said.
"It means so much to me."
The two teams were sched-
uled to meet last Thursday
Night, the first of a two-game
series last week, in Gainesville,
Sbut the contest was postponed
due to rain.
Buchholz swept the Senators
(5-0, 1-0) last season in the
regular season and won again
in the District 1-6A finals.
"We didn't beat them last
year in the regular season or
Playoffss" said senior Trevor
:Adeeb. "It feels awesome. I
haven't experienced it at the
varsity level and this is my
third year."
Fletcher struggled at the
plate early against Bobcats
pitcher Morgan McKinney,
who didn't give up a hit in
the first three innings and
struck out six batters in that
The Senators started righty
Scott Sitz, who also pitched
well in the early part of the
game, before giving up the
game's first run, a solo blast

Fletcher High starting pitcher Scott Sitz delivers to the plate last Friday night in a complete-game
4-2 victory over district rival Gainesville Buchholz at Frank Hoye Field.

by Buchholz's Will Allen in
the fourth inning.
Fletcher was able to get
back in the game in the bot-
tom of the inning after Allen
walked Adeeb, the first
Senator to get on base in the
game, settingi,.p Franklin's
two-run round-tripper.
"It felt pretty good getting
on,"fAde.eb said of drawing a
base on balls. "I got on basetat

the right time. Once we got
on base, he (Allen) started los-
ing it a little bit."
Alien was pulled from the
game two batters later for
Jardian Thomas, who would
give up a single on his first
pitch to James Dillon.
Buchholz got on the board
again in the sixth inning
when Brett Bozeman belted a
double, sending Drew --

Gardaire home, trying the
game 2-2.
Sitz then struck out Allen,
stranding a runner on second
base, to end the inning and
the threat.
Franklin propelled the
Senators to the lead again in
the bottom of the sixth. Ryan
Mahoney opened the inning
with a single, and advanced to
second on an error.

Adeeb followed with a sin-
gle, sending Mahoney to
Franklin belted the ball in
his at-bat, nearly hitting it out
of the park
again. This -
time Franklin's
effort was good
enough for a
double and two
more runs driv-
en in.
"It's a great
stepping stone
for us," Fletcher
head coach
Kevin Brown
said. "We are
very competi-
tive in our It's
district with t's a gr
Scott Sitz on stone for
the mound.
"We got very comp
just enough district with
power with
the home the mound
run, and we enough po
didn't make hom
any errors home run,
again. That's make any
our little
thing. That's our
Everyone Everyone I
keeps talking abot
about the
pitching I have, but
have, but we
just keep playing soli
playing solid
Senators have Kev
been playing
second fiddle Senators
to Buchholz
in the district
over the past few seasons, but
some players expressed confi-
dence that perhaps this is the
season things could turn
"We're pulling through to
make it where we need to be,"
Franklin said. "We're really
young but I'm enjoying every
part of this.
"It opens it up for every-
body. Buchholz is stacked.
They have a couple of Div. I
guys that-I've been playing









with since I was little, To me,
being able to go out and do
what we did, it means a lot."
Had the two teams met the
night before, Franklin said the
result might
have been dif-
ferent. The sen-
ior backstop
said he didn't
have the same
confidence last
Thursday and
felt an extra day
Iof rest was
Adeeb found
a silver lining
Sin the rain-
out, noting
that Fletcher
at stepping can probably
s. We are use its best
titive in our pitcher, Sitz,
titive inourwhn the
.cott Sitz on teams make
We got just up the game
later in the
ver with the season.
"I think
nd we didn't next time we
errors again, see them
we'll see the
little thing, bigguy
peps talking (McKinney)
pitching I pitching and"
pitching I we'll probably
e just keep get to throw
Scott again,"
defense. Adeeb said.
doesn't see a
difference in
7 Brown having the
ead coach free night off.
a "It hap-
pened for a
Brown said of the rain-out.
"We would have been here
tonight either way. It's going
to be a key piece of the puzzle
when we make that up later in
the season.
"It's early right now. It's a
great win for these seniors and
it's a great win for our baseball
The Senators take on
Englewood tonight at home
and travel to face Stanton on
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Fletcher seniors shine in All Star soccer games

Photos br ROB DeAlIGELO

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High's boys and girls soccer
teams were selected to partici-
pate in last Friday night's First
Coast Senior All Star Games
at Patton Park featuring top
players from Duval, Clay, St.
Johns, Nassau and Columbia

ABOVE: Teale Beckenbach
clears the ball on defense.

Grzena eyes the ball before
settling it.
LEFT: Goalkeeper Taylor
Wyman makes a save.
RIGHT: Midfielder Michelle
Tsengas (3) fires a shot on



February 27, 2008


Another successful El Cheapo Tournament

congratulations to James
Traylor and his father
Paul for winning this
year's El Cheapo Sheepshead
Tournament sponsored by the
Jacksonville Offshore Sports
Fishing Club. Their winning
fish weighed 10.7 pounds.
Twelve-year-old Samuel
Mankins won the junior divi-
sion with his 7.4 pound fish.
It was another outstanding
event put on by the J.O.S.F.C.
and the director Frank Joura.
The snapper fishing reports
from the party grounds just
keep getting better and better.
Reports of up to 40 snapper
weighing up to 18 pounds
coming off the party boats

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Photo submitted
Eleven-year-old Austin Millard caught this big snowy grouper
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snapper to 12 pounds and a
lot of smaller sea bass and
Houston Stevens followed
him off the "Princess" with a
pair of snapper to 14 pounds
and a cooler full of sea bass
and beeliners. Monday,
Thursday, Saturday and
Sunday were all outstanding
trips for the anglers on the
There was also plenty of
action on the "King Neptune"
last week. After several very
successful commercial trips
during the week the "King
Neptune" with Capt. Scott
Reynolds and crew were ready
for their anxious anglers to
board last Sunday morning.
They certainly weren't disap-
pointed. Smiling from ear to
ear they came off the boat
with 30 snapper, five grouper,
flounder to six pounds and
stringers filled with sea bass
and beeliners.
Veteran angler Larry Finch
spent most of the week fish-
ing the surf at Daytona and
icing down great catches of
pompano and whiting. On
Saturday, Larry and his grand-
son Logan scored in the El
Cheapo Sheepshead
Tournament. Larry was sev-
enth in the general tourna-
ment and Logan was second
in the junior anglers division
with a 5.6-pounder.
Capt. Brett, David King and
Mike Morris fished the jetties
Saturday and caught 21
sheepshead and four drum.
Their largest sheepshead was
9.4 pounds and earned them
fourth place in the tourna-
Capt. Butch Garvin and
friend Lowell Breeding took
the "Early Times" offshore
and caught 12 sheepshead to
four pounds and 24 snapper,
but only four were keepers.
They also had an excellent
catch of sea bass.
James Gergley and Mike
Tandarich teamed up aboard
the "Head Hunter"last
Tuesday for 15 reds to 24
inches; a snook, a drum and
three sheepshead. On
Wednesday, James and Mike
pulled up 35 sheepshead to
eight ponds.

Buck Gergley
fished from the
"King Neptune"
last Sunday and
caught four snap-
per, a pair of
flounder and
plenty of sea bass.
On Sunday,
Capt. William
Goodling, his
brother Sandy,
Steve Swain and
Bob and Jason
Phillips took the
"Venus Baby" to
the T.W. bottom.
They caught 10
snapper weighing
between eight and
nine pounds and
a lot of beeliners
and sea bass.
Action on the
Jacksonville Beach
Pier picked up
considerably last w
week. Spencer
Brogden led the
action. On
Thursday, he
brought 87 whit-
ing over the pier
Walter Harris
had 47 whiting in
his cooler and
Keith Payton had
27 whiting on
Wednesday. Other
pier anglers
sheepshead, small .
blues and yellow-
mouth trout.
Capt. Kirk
Waltz, fishing
from his
"Enterprise" with
Shawn and Jerry
Smith, fished near
the south jetties
last Tuesday and
netted six reds to
28 inches, seven
sheepshead to
nine and a half Brian Ang
pounds, a pair of fishing wi'
trout and five
Capt. Todd Harris, Tim
Millard and his son Austin
and Scott Weikel took the
"Huntress" to the Elton bot-
tom last Saturday for a good
day of fishing. They brought

Photo submitted
lers caught this fat grouper aboard the "Wet Spot" recently while
th Capt. Bubba Ryan.

home two grouper and an
excellent catch of beeliners.
Eleven-year-old Austin mus-
cled a big snowy grouper over
the gunnel.
, Willie Ulmerand Louise

Carson finished their shad
season last Saturday. They
trolled the river south of
Sanford and caught eight
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Since when is it a sin for a coach to lose his cool?

o misquote history,
these are times to try
men's souls and try
them for just about every
other thing oh the books, too.
The great thing about root-
ing for high school sports is
that seldom, if ever, do we
hear about court procedures
or anyone carted away in
Nease High and Fletcher
High have histories of good
athletic programs, but not
arrests. Those high schools are
not the exception, they're the
It's just when you get into
the college ranks that you
read about and hear about
incidents that curdle your
One college has a player
accused of armed robbery.
Nothing new about that these
days, you say. Except that he
held up and robbed two class-
We can recall When we were
in school nobody could afford

lence in schools. Can't afford
to make enemies, probably.
7, The young monsters might
grow up to be voters.
It's not just the students
who are under the gun, so to
speak, nowadays. Coaches are
under attack, too, for one
thing or another.
-. At the University of North
Florida, veteran baseball
coach Dusty Rhodes is now
.: on the carpet for having a dis-
,. 1.1 pute with the Ospreys athletic
j' ,..- trainer and numerous others
on campus.

REX EDMONDSON Pardon us, but since when
PESS Bdid it become a sin to argue
PESS with a team trainer? Unless,
of course, that trainer accuses
to buy guns and seldom did a someone of taking illegal per-
classmate have enough formance-enhancing sub-
money to get robbed, stances as in the case of
In grammar school, you McNamee vs. Clemens, et al.
could get hauled to the prin- Now, Dusty Rhodes has
cipal's office for shooting spit- been a mentor for 21 years at
balls, not the whole class with the Jacksonville school and
an automatic weapon. has a record to be envied. As
Strange, but we haven't Casey Stengal used to say,
heard one presidential candi- "You can look it up."
date talk about crime and vio- Rhodes says he lost his cool.

They're going to hang a coach
for that? If anyone had
brought charges against Bear
Bryant for "losing his cool,"
they'd have been run out of
lTuscaloosa ... or worse.
It turns out that the trainer
squealed on the coach, believ-
ing Rhodes was conducting an
illegal practice.
After all these 21 years,
wouldn't you think Rhodes
would know better than to
have an illegal practice?
The heat is on everywhere
it seems, with players who
can't behave, to coaches who
can't win 'nuff. That's the real
stigma against Tennessee foot-
ball coach Phil Fulmer,
although his cupboard isn't
exactly spic and span.
His punter has drawn a five-
game suspension on DUI
charges, an occurrence so fre-
quent among the Vols that
rumor has it Fulmer has his
own parking space at the
Knoxville jail.

Jaguars must get used to

some new assistant coaches

Even if the football season
is officially months away,
open season is always with us.
Besides top mentors coming
and going, there's the NFL
draft and free-agent players
changing uniforms.
Free-agency is one thing for
the players, but also for
coaches on the go. Right now,
the Jaguars are getting used to
new assistants and that won't
be easy.
Coaching staffs are like
babies' diapers. When they
stink, it's time to change 'em.
When teams don't win in the
pros, assistants can expect to
change their addresses.
When teams do win big,
there will also be changes
because struggling ballclubs
will scoop up "hot" assistants
as a quick fix and possible run
at the playoffs.
The Jaguars have seen assis-
tants leave by the carload in
recent years, but seldom
because the team was such a

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winner. This year, one of the
big names was defensive coor-
dinator Mike Smith who land-
ed the Atlanta Falcons head
coaching job.
Atlanta is making its own
changes after a fruitless and
tumultuous season.
Sadly, Smith and the
Falcons won't have Byron
Leftwich to lead them to
glory. Lord Byron was shown
the door again. Don't they
know he's one of the greats to
come? Trouble is, he hasn't
come soon enough.
Maybe Mike Smith is the
man who can lead the Birds
back. He was a good man
here, as assistants go. And as
good assistants go he went.
It's all in the game.
This will be a big year for
the Jaguars. They have to.con-
tinue to build on last season's
Jack Del Rio finally got the
chance he wanted to recon-
struct his team. Now it's up to
him to take Jacksonville a step


The fifth annual Jacksonville
Kayak Fishing Classic, the world's
largest kayak fishing tournament,
will take place May 2-3. The
event promotes kayak fishing in
Jacksonville with a conservation-
oriented format and raises funds
for children's programs through
Daniel Memorial and Dignity-U-
The ecotourism event also sup-
ports the St. Johns Riverkeeper
and Coastal Conservation
Officials expect more than 250
kayak anglers will target redfish,
trout and flounder in a catch-
photo-release format with more

than $50,000 in prizes and gifts.
A captain's meeting is sched-
uled for May 2 at Jacksonville
Strike-Zone Fishing Center.
Check-in, awards ceremony and
a banquet are slated for May 3 at
American Legion #129 of
Jacksonville Beach.
Entry fee is $60 and includes a
captain's bag, rights to fish, entry
into the raffles and banquet.
Anglers will be launching and
fishing at any inshore location
within Duval; Nassau and St.
Johns counties.
Trophies, kayaks, fishing gear
and gift certificates wil be award-
ed for first- through fourth-place
finishers in four open divisions,
and first through third places in

The Ponte Vedra Storm
U-15 girls team kicked
off the spring season by
winning the Score at the
Shore Tournament in
Tampa over Presidents
Day weekend. The
Storm went 6-0 in the
event. Seated/kneeling
from left: Hayley Flynn,
Allie Gerry, Morgan
Brian, Noel Crane,
Gabby Ragazzo,
Maddie Hartley.
Standing: Annie
Bobbitt, Erica Burt,
Carson Pickett, Brooke
O'Hare, Theresa
Diederich, Kalli Torres,
Sara Voit, Ainsley
Morgan, Maddie
Forrestal, Tyler Law,
coach Luis Torres.

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the fly fishing division.
Kayak fishermen can register
online at JacksonvilleKayak- or can also
pick up an entry form at spon-
sors' locations.

Final standings from the El
Cheapo Sheepshead Tournament
last weekend:-
Junior Anglers
1. Samuel Mankins
2. Logan Finch .
3. Michael Murhee
4. Hunter Mullen
5. Dustin Leitch
6. AJ. Proescher
7. Josh Mitchell
8. Brandon Meyer
9. Caleb Carroll
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Football and cheer-
leading registration
Jacksonville Beach Pop
Warner football and cheerlead-
ing registration will take place
Saturday, March 8 and Saturday,
March 15 from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. at Wingate Park in
Jacksonville Beach.
Registration fee is $145 and
more information is available at or by
phoning Susan Miles at 249-

Gate River Run
The official Gate River Run
entry forms and training sched-
ules are now available for the
31st running of Jacksonville's sig-
nature running event on
Saturday, March 8.
More than 17,000 people annu-
ally take to the streets in
Jacksonville's largest participatory
sporting event which includes
four popular races through some
of the city's most scenic neighbor-
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.
For more information on the
Gate River Run and companion
race day events, visit www.gate- or phone 731-1900.

Nease High's Kevin Phelan
won last weekend's Florida Junior
Tour event at Amelia Island
Plantation. Phelan, 17, came
back from two strokes down to

claim his first FJT title. Phelan
made two birdies in the first
round to card a 1-under par 71
and trailed Carson Weinand by
two. "I was hitting my irons real-
ly well," said Phelan. "I only
missed four greens in the first
round and made all my par
putts." In the final round, Phelan
missed only three greens to
record a 73 and win by two,
"This win helps my confidence
a lot," said Phelan. "I have had a
lot of top five finishes and I feel
like I keep improving."

The Nease High School Senior
Men's Club charity golf tourna-
ment is scheduled for Monday,
March 31 at Ponte Vedra Inn and
Club's redesigned Lagoon
Tournament is slated to begin
at 1 p.m. and entry fee is $100
per player. Format is a two-man
captain's choice.
All proceeds go toward assist-
ing families in need of affordable
For more information or to
register, phone Dean Bud Beech
at 686-4075 or 819-8309 or via e-
mail at

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The Long Time Newcomers Club celebrated its 15th birthday Tuesday at Selva Marina Country Club in Atlantic Beach. L.T.N. has
had 12 presidents since its first year of existence in 1992-93. Eight of the president', either past or present, attended the birthday
party. They are, from left, Pat Zazzarino, Atlantic Beach; Kay Quinn, Ponte Vedra Beach; Sally Augenstein, Ponte Vedra Beach;
Etta Rouse, Jacksonville; Joyce Coleman, Neptune Beach; Carolyn Viafora, Atlantic Beach; Margaret Mary Clark, Jacksonville; and
Lenore Logan, Jacksonville Beach. Zazzarino, the club's first president, served a second term in 1993-94 and came back one
more time, in 1995-96. Viafora is the club's only other leader to serve more than one term, in 2002-03 and again in 2003-04.
Coleman is the current president. The club has 100 members. It meets the fourth Tuesday of every month, September to May, with
the exception of December.

Wednesday, Feb. 27
Beyond the Ordinary:
"Beyond the Ordinary," an
adult experimental and mixed
media workshop, runs from 10
a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 27-29 at the
Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra
Beach. The instructor is Sherry
O'Neill. The cost to members is
$270; for non-members it's
$360. A $100 non-refundable
deposit is required to hold
space. Beginner to advanced
levels are offered. The work-
shop will include lectures,
hands-on demonstrations, cri-
tiques and individual instruc-
tion. For information, call the
Cultuil Cenfer at 280-0614. "

Lunch and Learn: The Ponte
Vedra Chamber of Commerce
holds a Lunch and Learn from
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Marsh
Landing Country Club, 25655
Marsh Landing Parkway. The
speaker will be Nocatee devel-
oper Rick Ray; sponsor is
IronStone Bank. The cost is $20
for members and $25 for guests
with a reservation, $5 more for
both at the door. RSVP to

Tools for Success: The 13th
annual "Tools for Success".
Conference, benefiting families
of children with special needs
in Northeast Florida, will be
held from 8 a.m,-3 p.m. at the
Schultz Center, 4019 Boulevard
Center Drive, Jacksonville. It's a
free conference for families,
educators and professionals.
For information, contact Judy
Glendenning at 346-4601,
ext.118, or at
rg, or visit

Thursday, Feb. 28
Beaches Kiwanis: The
Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville
Beaches meets at 12 p.m. at
Selva Marina Country Club.
The speaker will be Ann
Dugger, whose program will be
The Justice Coalition. The cost
to non-members is $15. For
information, call club president
Neil Powell at 343-3571 or visit

National Day of Prayer:
National Day of Prayer meets
from 12:30-2 p.m. and from
6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 28, March 27
and April 10 at Regency Library
behind Garden Ridge. A period
of prayer will be held from 5-
6:30 p.m. preceding each
evening meeting. The group's
final session will be held from
8-10 a.m. April 24, followed by
a business meeting from 10:30
a.m.-1 p.m. For information,
contact Susan Alberti at

Friday, Feb. 29
February Exibition: Jay
Shoots Portrait Works will be
on display at the: Cultural
Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
through April 5. The exhibi-
tion's opening night runs from
6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 29. The open-
ing is free to the public due to
exhibition support by Regions
Bank, Florida Arts and Culture,
The Twisted Martini and The
Chefs Garden.

Great Jacksonville Book
Sale: The Great Jacksonville
Book Sale, presented by Friends
of the Jacksonville Public
Library, will be held Feb. 29-
March 2 at the Jacksonville
Fairgrounds. Hours of the sale
are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10
a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 12-6
p.m. Sunday. There's a preview
sale from 6-9 p.m. Thursday for
Friends of the Library members.
Anyone who is not a member
can sign up Thursday night and
be.admitted to the preview sale.
The sale will be held in Exhibit
Hall B at the fairgrounds.
Parking is free. Proceeds of the
annual book 'sale-benefit-tlhec
Jacksonville Public.Library.

Sons of Italy: The Order Sons
of Italy Beaches Lodge's third
annual Elegant Luncheon and
Fashion Show will be held from
12:30-3:30 p.m. March 9 at
Ocean Breeze Conference
Center. Tickets are $35, with a
purchase deadline of February
29. The theme is "America's
Woman," with fashions provid-
ed by Dress Barn. Proceeds will
benefit the USO. Call 992-6077
or 242-4929 for information
and tickets. Everyone is wel-

Saturday, March 1
Actions Dog Training:
Actions Dog Training Day &
Night Care Center, at 1111 St.
Johns Bluff Road N., offers dog
training classes called "Training
for Toys." Each series offers a
different type of class for owner
and pet. The Puppy Series is a
four-week class; puppies 3-5
months qualify. Owners learn
about puppy development, typ-
ical behavior problems and
how to solve them. The fee is
three new "ruff & tuff" dog
toys. The first class will be held
from 9-10 a.m. At the end of
the class, toys will be donated
to local animal rescue groups.
To register, call 642-1782 or e-

Artoga Celebration: The
Artoga program, at 2113 Florida
Blvd., Neptune Beach, holds a
one-year anniversary celebra-
tion-car wash from 2-5 p.m.
There will be Yoga for all, class
demonstrations, children's the-
ater, art and food. The celebra-
tion/car wash for $7 is a.
fundraiser for a new play-
ground and part of a national
campaign to plant trees. Artoga
does camps for school holidays
and classes for little ones, K-5,
homeschoolers and teens. It
also offers Family Fun Days,
with yoga and art together; par-
ents nights out and birthday
parties. For information, visit or call Bridget
Cartlidge at 477-0400.

Beaches Green Market: The
Beaches Green Market pops up
from 2-5 p.m. every Saturday at
Beach Plaza, 1266 Beach Blvd.,
in front of Twisted Sisters.
Offerings include locally grown
produce such as citrus, salad
greens, carrots and collard
greens. Beaches Green Market
also has organic vegetable and
herb transplants, as well as craft
from local artists, fresh baked
cookies and pastries, and organ-
ic coffee that's roasted locally.

For information, contact beach-

Free Seminar: A free home
buyers seminar will be held
from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at
449 Naugatuck Dr.,
Jacksonville. The seminar will
provide information on what
makes someone eligible to be a
home buyer. A free credit report
and home-buying brochure will
be provided. The seminar is
sponsored by Wendy Rodgers
and Ana Maria Bassani. Rodgers
can be reached at or 571-
5517, Bassani at abassani@sell- or 894-8411-'3 :-'
Literacy and Art Family
Day: Literacy and Art Family
Day is held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
at the Cummer Museum. The
day offers live music, story-
telling and literary art projects
for the entire family. The event
promotes Mayor John Peyton's
2008 Rally Jax preschool litera-
cy program and Jacksonville
Museum Hop. Free admission
to the Cummer is sponsored by
Blue Cross Blue Shield of
Florida. For information, call

March Music Madness
Fundraiser: The Beaches Fine
Arts Series holds a fundraiser at
6:30 p.m. at the Wilson Center
for the Arts, FCCJ South
Campus, 11901 Beach Blvd.
Tickets are $75 and go toward
raising funds for free concert
programming.' The event fea-
tures the Kelly-Scott Jazz
Quintet. For information, visit

McDaniel at Bookmark:
Florida native and National
Poetry Series award-winner Ray
McDaniel will be at The
Bookmark, 299 Atlantic Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach, at 2 p.m. to dis-
cuss and sign copies of his new
book of poetry, "Saltwater
Empire." Saltwater Empire,
McDaniel's second collection of
poetry, was conceived in the
years before Hurricane Katrina
and influenced by its after-
math. His award-winning col-
lection was "Murder (a violet)."
He now lives in Ann Arbor,
Mich., where he writes for a
poetry review magazine and
teaches at the University of
Michigan. For information, call

Sunday, March 2
Community Blood Drives:
The Blood Alliance conducts
Community Blood Drives from
8:30-11 a.m. at Ponte Vedra
Presbyterian- Church, 4510
Palm Valley Road, and from 9
a.m.-1:30 p.m. at St. Paul's
Catholic Church, 224 5th St.
N., Jacksonville Beach.

Eighth Annual Auction: The
Student Ministry at Neptune
Baptist Church presents an
Auction and Film Fest. A silent
auction opens at 10:30 a.m.,
and lunch is served at 12 p.m. A
live auction begins at 1 p.m.
Tickets are $5 and include
admission to the auction and
lunch. Festivities take place in
the Fellowship Hall. For infor-
mation, call Dave Wiley,
Minister to Students, at 249-


Queen of Beach: The
Jacksonville Volleyball Club
holds a Queen of the Beach
tournament that begins with
check-in at 8:30 a.m. adjacent
to the Jacksonville Beach Pier.
The for-women-only event will
have three divisions: Open, for
those who want to compete at
the top level; A, for those not
ready to play Open; and B, for
beginners. The tournament fee
is $10. Winners receive 50 per-
cent of the total registration fee
collected for their division. For
information, go to jack-

Monday, March 3
Art @ 3: Jenna Madison,
Coordinator of Museum
Interpretation at the High
Museum of Art, will talk about
"Happenings at the High"
beginning at 3 p.m. at the
Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra
Beach. Madison will discuss the
High's partnership with the
Louvre and current Louvre
Atlanta installations, "The
Louvre and the Ancient World"
and "The Eye of Josephine."
She also will talk about upcom-
ing exhibitions at 'the High.
CallJulie Price at 280-0614, ext.

205, to RSVP. The lecture is free
for the community due to the
support of the Cultural Center's

March of Dimes
Appreciation Week: Liberty
Tax Service offers a March of
Dimes Appreciation Week this
week. Donors who contribute
to March of Dimes in Liberty
offices will receive free tax

Second Session Art Classes:
Second Session Art Classes
begin March 3 at the Cultural
Center at Ponte Vedra Beach.
Those who sign up for classes
before Feb. 25 receive a free
Sydney McKenna T-shirt with
her winning painting, Halo,
featured on the back. Call
Jessica at 280-0614, ext. 204, or

Sierra Club Meets: The Sierra
Club holds a general meeting at
7 p.m. in the main meeting
room of the Ponte Vedra Beach
Branch Library, 101 Library
Blvd. The subject is "The how
and why of legally protecting
the environment." Warren
Anderson, president of the
Public Trust Environmental
Law Institute, member of the
legal team for the St. Johns
Riverkeeper and a practicing
lawyer in the Beaches area in
the fields of environmental and
personal injury law will provide
an overview of key environ-
mental laws and how they
apply to the everyday problems
encountered in trying to pro-
tect the environment in
Northeast Florida. For informa-
tion, call Brian Paradise at 710 -

'Tesday, March 4
Art in Garden: March Art in
the Garden Workshops, offered
Tuesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
and open to all ages, will be
held. at the COA Millen
Memorial Garden, 180 Marine
St., St. Augustine.. The instruc-
tor is Nancy Christensen.
March 4 is The Flower as Bud,
March 11 The Rhythm of Trees
and Flowers, March 18 Create a
Colorful Butterfly and March
25 Compose in the Garden.
The classes cost $15 each or are
four for $50. Materials either
ae.Rgpvjled or participants can .
bring their own. Forinforma'.*
tion, call 904-209-3700 or 904-

Author at UNF: Azar Nafisi,
author of "Reading Lolita in
Tehran: A Memoir in Books,"
will discuss "The Republic of
the Imagination" at 7:30 p.m.
at the University Center
Banquet Hall on the University
of North Florida campus. Nafisi
is a visiting professor and the
director of the SAIS Dialogue
Project at the Foreign Policy
Institute of Johns Hopkins
University's School of
Advanced International Studies

in Washington, D.C. She has
written for the New York Times,
Washington Post, Wall Street
Journal and The New Republic.
The free lecture is part of the
Distinguished Voices Inquiry
and Insight Lecture Series.
Tickets may be ordered online
at Click on the
Spring 2008 Lectures link.

D.A.R. Meeting: The Ponte
Vedra Chapter of the Daughters
of the American Revolution
meets at 10:45 a.m. at Marsh
Landing Country Club, 25655
Marsh Landing Parkway. The
guest speaker will be from
Jacksonville's Community and
Senior Services Department. For
information, call Carolyn Roth
at 992-7463 or Babs Hartmann
at 242-0025.

Foundation Academy: The
Foundation Academy, 107 3rd
St. S., Jacksonville Beach, has a
series of events coming up. The
academy holds a spring concert
and art show March 4 and
Spanish Festival March 20. On
April 10, there will,be an ele-
mentary musical/student-led
conference. The spring musical,
"How to Succeed in Business
Without Really Trying," will be
performed May 2-4 and May 9-
11. There will be another stu-
dent-led conference May 22
before the school year wraps up
with graduation May 29.

Man to Man: Man to Man,
the prostate cancer support
group, meets every other
month at 6 p.m. on Tuesday -
dates. Speaker at the March 4
meeting will be Dr. Riz Nurani,
who will provide an update on
radiation for prostate cancer.
Subsequent meeting dates are
May 6, July 1, Sept. 2 and Nov.
4. The group meets at Baptist
Medical Center Beaches, in the
Medical Staff Conference Room
of the East Pavilion. Dr. Morris
Dees is the facilitator. For infor-
mation, call 249-0022. Man to
Man, sponsored by the
American Cancer Society, is a
program for people dealing
with or interested in learning
about prostate cancer while
providing a forum for prostate
cancer survivors to offer sup-
port and encouragement to
those newly diagnosed.

Newcomers of-the Beaches:
Newcomers of the Beaches, an-
organization for women new to
the area, meets at 11 a.m.
March 12 at the Casa Marina
Hotel, 691 1st St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. Cost of the
luncheon is $20, payable by
March 4 to Newcomers of the
Beaches, P.O. Box 2421, Ponte
Vedra Beach, FL 32004. Hope
McMath, head of education at
the Cummer Museum, talks at
the luncheon about a "Very
Special Arts Event" the
Cummer is hosting. Call
Bonnie Lynch at 904-821-9002
for information about
Newcomers or to join.

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PONTE VEDRA Landing, $179,900, pre-
foreclosure/ short sale. 2BR/2BA, all tile,
one car garage, fenced yard; open &
bright floor plan, very nice. Call June at
994-3608, Remax Advantage.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 4/2, 1500sf, large
corner lot, 72'x118', remodeled kitchen
4r. old roof, 2yr. old A/C. plumbed
with PVC. Appraised at $385k, Asking
$329,900, Jim 662-6522.
Open House, Sunday, 11am-2pm, 1861
Beachside Ct. 1883sf, 3BR/ 2BA, Irplc.,
nice, quiet cul-de-sac. Short walk to
beach, next to Beach Ave. Reduced to
$525,000. 651-9081 or 249-2268.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/3BA, 3 blocks to
ocean, 1700sf., short walk to shops and
restaurants!! $399,000. (904)333-9463.
S. JAX. Bch, Built in 2000, 3/2, tile floors,
lantation shutters, Sunshine Park neigh-
borhood. $374,500. Call 728-2191.
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RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate
ATLANTIC BCH townhome, 1100sf, 2BR/
1.5BA. Fantastic condition. $249,000.
GREAT 3/2 starter home in Ft. Caroline
area w/garage. Completely renovated out-
side & in. 20 year maintenance free sid-
ing, new floors & appliances; new master
bath, fenced yard. Partially furnished, ev-
erything included. $3500 closing cost plus
$1000 Rooms to Go gift card. Bring all of-
fers, $194,500. (904)537-6161.
garage, 1 block to beach, large fenced
yard. $279,000. (904)228 7630.
JAX BEACH. 5BR/2BA, 2300sf On 2 lots.
New roof, heat pump, plumbing & siding.
$360,000 OBO. 249-8637.
3BR/2BA, OAK Harbour, 1227 Nipigon
Ave. N., A.B. huge fenced-in yard, all new
inside, 4 blocks from boat ramp, ample
.parking for boat, RV. Priced to sell.
$179K. 246-0737.
out, Jax Bch, 5 1/5 blocks to beach, 4/3,
fenced backyard, 1 1/2 car garage. New
appliances, cabinets, carpet, tile, win-
dows, doors and stucco. Ready for some-
one to give yard loving care. $330,000.
Call 545-4002 for appt.
ORIGINAL PONTE Vedra, 532 Lake Rd.
Waterfront, rebuilt 2006, over 4000sf.,
5BR/4.5BA, separate inlaw' suite.
$1,999,000. ReMax Specialists, Tom Lu-
cas, (904)868-6886.
View our Open House schedule at
Phyllis Staines, Realtor
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate
Small cottage on 100' oceanfront lot.
Ponte Vedra schools, Guana Preserve to
the West. $925,000 OBO by March 15th.
Owner/ broker 535-9915.
NEW ELEGANT 3BR/2BA home, 2140
sqft, on golf course; 125x150 lot,
$464,900. 33 Fairway Lane (Jax'Beach)
Call (904)813-4890.
FSBO, NB, 3BR/2BA +office. Lovely
beach home, all white brick. Many up-
dates and amenities, 2254sf.
MLS#376506. $399,900, 1106 Hagler Dr.
West. 241-6514, 655-7831. Make Offer!

PRICE REDUCED 100K MiraVista in-
vestor liquidation, 2674sf. w/garage on
marina. Value $799K. Sell $699K. Turn
Key Long term lease in place. 40' slip ad-
ditional $159K. (904)463-2845. Only Buy-
ers Investors. No 'Brokers pleasv.E: quity
tra d e c o n s id e re d :i i"-, ,, i ;;' i ,.-
COSTA VERANO fabulous ocean front
end unit, 3/3, over 2200sf, priced below
market, Call Shirley Lee, Owner/ Broker,

PONTE VEDRA, Treehouse at the beach.
2BR/2BA condo, high ceilings 1200sf., al-
most new appliances/carpet. Natural pre-
serve views. W/D, fireplace, garage. East
of A1A. $1145/mo. Janet Wells, 635-6375.
large loft, pool. No pets. $825/mo. +dep.
853-6005, 982-4932.
OCEANFRONT- 2BR/2BA condo in S.
Jax Bchi Pool, clubhouse & morel
$1350/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1332 Main St.,
2BR/1.5BA duplex, $700/mo., 891-0606.
ATL. BCH Townhome, 2BR/2BA, fire-
place, jacuzzi, fenced in side and back
yard, 1450sqft., 4.5 blocks to beach, 3
blocks to Town Center. 184 Poinsettia St.
$1195/mo. 629-2628.
2BR/2BA new carpet, fenced back yard,
1158 Songbird Lane, $800/mo, $700 dep.
280-2728 leave message.
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.
2 BLOCKS to beach, Jax Beach,
2BR/1BA. $950/mo. 210 7th Ave. S.
1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave. South,
1 BR/1 BA $650/mo., Credit Check
JAX BCH near ocean 1 & 2BR apts.,
lease, references, $750- $795/mo,
222 4th Ave. So., 221-4134, 703-5518.
ESPLANADE AT Town Center, 1/1, up-
per, garage parking, $925/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.
SUMMER HOUSE, 1BR Bungalow, fire-
place, ceramic tile/ carpet. $1050/mo.
DO Management (904)246-1125.
ATLANTIC BEACH small ocean front 1BR
garage apartment. 354-4491.
NEAR PONTE Vedra, 1 block beach, qui-
et, safe area, lower 2/1, CH&A, W/D in-
cluded. $895/mo. Lease, deposit, refer-
ence. Small pet OK. 993-1118.
1/2 MONTH FREE 1BR/ 1BA, Summer
House 5-star resort community incl. W/D.
Avail. now. $799/mo. (904)704-9885:
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3/2, furnished,
$1600/mo., unfurnished $1500/mo., pri-
vate apartment, fenced yard; two blocks to
beach & Town Center; 332 First St. 249-
0767 or 318-0044.
NEPTUNE BCH, 233 Magnolia, 2/1, car-
pet/ tile, garage, $950/mo. TDO Manage-
ment. 246-1125.
1 BR w/separate study, balcony facing
ocean, wood floors, washer/ dryer.
$950/mo. 2224 Ocean Drive South
VERY NICE 3BR 2BA house, Ig gar., new-
ly renovated. Convenient to Wonderwood
Expwy. 3217 Hampsted Ct. $1000/mo.
Villas, new, 3/2.5 townhome, $1195/mo.
TDO Management (904)246-1125.
2 blocks to ocean! WDHU. $895/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141.
ATLANTIC BCH 3BR/2BA home, next to
Russell Park, 5-1/2 blocks to beach, steps
to tennis courts & skate park, double ga-
rage, security system, large front & back
yard, all tile. 562 Vikings Lane. $1350/mo.
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
em well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
ATLANTIC BEACH. Great 1BR w/garage.
Steps to beach, $875/mo. (904)910-1108,
Efficiency, $650/mo. 1BR/1BA, $750/mo.
water included. Call 241-9822.
NEPTUN BACH,_ Townromfq,
2BR/1.5B; No ."Pets, $90/mb6.

PONTE VEDRA, 2BR/2BA condo, E of
A1AI $845/mo. All South Realty, 241-
TOWNHOME 1 block to beach. 2BR/
1.5BA with den & double gar. $1200/mo.
plus sec. dep. 742-5504.
Spacious, 1500sf. Built 2003, New carpet
& tile. CH&A, W/D. Easy bike to beach, 95
Dudley St., $950/mo. (904)610-2743.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2BR/1BA, deck, ga-
rage, includes water & gas, $1250/mo, no
dogs, 463-0222, 465-2653
2BR/1.5BA. Spacious 1500sf on cul-de-
sac by nature park. Built 2001. New carpet
upstairs & tile downstairs: CH&A, W/D.
$975/mo. (904)610-2743.
JAX BEACH 2.5 blocks to ocean,
1 BR/1BA. $710/mo. 655-5367, 803-3099.

CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR home, fenced
yard, all appliances, inc. W/D. Available
3/1. 219-2481.

ATLANTIC BCH large 1/1 & 2/1.5 apts.
Near stores and bus, dishwasher, pool,
$575/mo & up. A nice place to live
No pets, 246-8537.

LARGE 1 bedroom. Excellent location. 1
block to ocean, clean. No Pets. $675/mo.
642-1214 and 241-1219.
7th Street North, $1100/mo. +deposit.
NORTH JAX Beach, 1BR $615/mo., 2BR
$715/m6. 1 block to Ocean. Pool. No
pets. (904)249-5368.
STUDIO APARTMENT, cozy, private,
6 blocks to beach. No pets, Non-smoker.
$675/mo. includes all utilities '& cable.
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.
MAYPORT/ ATL Bch., Brick townhome,
CH&A, WDHU, 2 & .3BR's, $750 &
$875/mo. 724-9994, Ashley
ATL BCH, Courtyards, 2/2, ceramic tile,
WDHU, $800/mo. TDO Management.
3BR/2.5BA, 1900sf., 1/2 block walk to pri-
vate beach. $1650/mo. 334-7155.
2 LARGE bedrooms, 1.5 bath townhouse,
Neptune Beach. Fenced backyard, close
to schools very spacious, newly remod-
eled, WDHU, $950/mo., $500 deposit,
223-0257, 307-3716.
ATLANTIC BEACH, close to ocean,
2BR/1BA, kitchen equipped, newly remod-
eled, WDHU, CH&A. $950/mo. 241-3077.
1BR/1BA condo at The Palms at Marsh
Landing. Country Club amenities.
$825/mo. 616-6617.
2BR 1.5BA duplex townhouse, comer of
6th Ave S. and Gonzales. Fenced yard,
eat in kit. $800/mo. 396-4843 or 662-
NEPTUNE BCH, 1003 3rd St., 2/1, carpet,
W/D, $850/mo. TDO Management
Townhouse, steps to Town Center, newer
interior, clean and move in ready, balcony,
2BR, WDHU, great parking. Short term/
pets OK. $1050/mo., low utilities.

JAX BCH, 3/1, 2.5 car gar., fenced yard,
$1200/mo. 836 9th Ave. N. 318-0044.
3BR/2BA home 'w/fenced yard. 1-2 yr.
rental or lease to own. $1000/mo. Avail
4/1. Call Rick 891-2345.
PONTE VEDRA, 3BR/2BA, 1car garage,
private, years lease. $1250/mo. 294-5498.
ATLANTIC BCH 474 Mako Dr. 3/2, new
windows, available March 1st., $975/mo.
+deposit. 904-536-5355.
JAX BEACH, year old 3BR/2BA; granite
countertops, SS appliances; immaculate
condition. $1750/mo. 607-9078.
painted, carpeted, WDHU, fenced yard.

house, 119 Sandcastle Way. 1544sf, cul-
de-sac, private backyard, tiled, W/D, re-
frig., gar., $1200/mo plus dep. We pay
Assoc. fee & yard maint., pets OK+ dep.
Phone 904-610-6444.
3BR/2BA, 1300SF, fenced yard, CH&A,
WDHU, fireplace, garage, wood floors,
new carpet, playset in backyard, pets ok
with dep. 1 yearilease, avail, in March.
$1300/mo. 1045 23rd Street N. JB.
fenced yard, $1050/mo. Call 221-0612.
PONTE VEDRA, L'Atrium, 2BR/2BA, fire-
place, 2 car garage, fenced yard, lawn
service. Unfurnished, year lease.,
$1200/mo. 642-3517.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3BR/ 1BA, 4 blocks to
ocean, $500/dep. $1200/mo. First month
1/2 off. Call John at 463-2033.

House w/ fenced yard, 2BR/ 1BA,
screened porch, eat-in kitchen, livingroom,
diningroom. Short term considered.
$1350/mo. 607-2794.
JAX BEACH, Beautiful 3BR/2BA, 1700sf.
2 car garage, fireplace, washer/ dryer,
fenced yard, lawn service, great neighbor-
hood. $1500/mo. 568-0428.
home, Selva Lakes, 6blks to bch, 2oar
gar., W/D, tile, fplc, walk-in closets, fenced
yd. comm. pool. $1300/mo. Avail. 4/1.
ATL. BCH, 2/1, LR, ElK, WDHU, 1000sf.
$950/mo. TDO MGMNT. (904)246-1125.
3BR 2BA house, kit., DR, LR, CH/A,
WDHU, hardwood floors/ carpet, Ig. 2 car
carport, $1200/mo. $800/dep. NO PETS.
1651 7th St. S., Jax Bch. 241-2624.
3BR/2BA, lafge fenced yard in beautiful
Seabneezeir17a-iOaks Drive. .$1300/mo.,
247-5334 :
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/2BA, Great area,
fresh paint. WDHU. No pets. $1300/mo.
(904)246-5165, (904)891-8522.
ADORABLE, 3/2, newly renovated home
in Ponte Vedra. Wood floors, fenced yard,
quiet neighborhood. $1295/mo. Lawn
service incl. Call 476-5071 for an appt.

ragel Community 'pool, tennis & morel
Convenient to schools, shopping & beach
$1150/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
ATLANTIC BCH ocean front furnished
house 4BR/4BA. 354-4491.
S JAX Beach, great beach location, good
living spaces 3BR/2BA, $1550/mo.
(904)910-1108, (919)358-0244.
3BR/2BA, just blocks from beach, fenced
yard, 2car garage, stone flooring, fire-
place, covered porch. Open floor plan in
great neighborhood. $2200/mo. includes
lawn service. Call 838-8367.
JAX BEACH 3BR/1.5BA, approx 2000sf,
double carport, fenced in back yard,
8 blocks to ocean. 834 16th Ave N.
$1300/mo +$1000 security deposit.
2BR/2.5BA, completely remodeled, new
appliances, beautiful lake view, screened
in patio deck, 5 10 minutes from beach-
$1200/mo (904)686-0068.
to beach, 1850sf., all appliances, cul-de-
sac, screened porch, $1295/mo. Available
now, 11189 IIIford Dr., 699-2245.
W. ATLANTIC BEACH, quiet country set-
ting, 2BR/1BA, 1car garage, huge lot, .
$850/mo. +$850/dep. Pet friendly.

JAX BCH luxury 3/3 corer unit condo
with magnificent ocean views. $2100/mo.
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, $1195/mo. Low utilit-
ies (904)88110895.
ATLANTIC BEACH, steps to ocean, beau-
tifully renovated 2BR/2BA. $1200/mo.
1yr. lease. 887-5005.
SPACIOUS CONDO at The Palms. 3/2
w/garage, $1200/mo., 242-9173.
THE GRANDE Reserve, 2BR/2BA,
1200+sf. W/D, garage, all amenities.
$1099/mo. 220-6603.
3BR/ 2BA condo, S. Jax Bch. Great loca-
tion. Hardwood floors, frplc., vaulted ceil-
ings, $1200/mo.,Gall (904)703-0986..,.

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

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FSBO, VILLAS @ Marsh Landing, beauti-
ful, completely furnished, upgraded, 2/2,
garage, golf course view, screened lanai,
$200,000, 887-5005.
FSBO JAX Bch. Luxury, 2BR/2BA,
1357sf. Fee paid thru June. $339,900.
241-4544 or 993-3882.

PALMS AT Marsh Landing, 1BR/1BA, gor-
geous rooftop views of the marsh.
$875/mo. 993-4011.

S. JAX BEACH. 3BR/1BA, convenient to
schools, shopping & beachl.$900/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141.
EAST OF 1st St., 111 .Palm Place, Nep-
tune Beach, 2BR/1BA, office ,2 car ga-
rage, dishwasher, WDHU, ocean views.
$1500/mo. 382-8259.
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PALMS @ Marsh Landing, 1BR/1BA, gat-
ed community, all amenities, $850/mo.
880-4881, 607-4476.
Brisas, 601-South 1st Street. Fumished/
Unfurnished. Available Immediately. Call
PVB- MODERN 1ST floor 3/2 condo, next
to pool, screen porch, close to beach, no
smoking, no pets, $1300/md.

3 COMMERCIAL Lots w/plans & engi-
neering for warehouse/ office. 950 11th
Ave. S. $865K. Call (904)509-0812.

ATLANTIC BEACH, newly renovated,
2BR/1.5BA TH, w/direct beach access,
$1750/mo, (904)234-5565.
2 BLOCKS to beach, 2/1, WDHU, large
deck, 214 8th Ave. S. $900/mo, $900 dep,
2BR/2BA condo w/club pool, just steps to
beach! $1100/mo. All South Realty,
JAX BCH, 2BR/ 1BA, CH/A, 1 car gar.
Just two blocks from ocean at 221 7th
Ave. N. $990/mo. Avail. now. 866-2645.

N. JAX Beach, new, tri-level, 3BR/3.5BA
w/garage, 1/2 block ocean, W/D. Furnish-
ed $2100/mo., Unfurnished $1900/mo. No
pets. 268-7095, 626-8215.
THE PALMS at Marsh Landing, newly ren-
ovated 1/1; partially furnished, $875/mo.
Call Maryanne, (904)537-6161.

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GOLF COURSE Community, 3BR/2BA,
fireplace, new carpet, 2 car garage; 13720
Heathford Dr. Available, $1300/mo.

ASHTON PARK: Monument and McCor-
mick, 15 minutes to Mayport Naval Sta-
tion, 2/2, fireplace, garage, $950. Florida
Coastal Realty: (904)249-7676 #2.
FAIRFIELD PVB, 3BR 2.5BA, 2 car ar.,
gated, comm. tennis, pool & gym. Partially
fished, lawn care incl. $1850/mo. Avail.
4/1/08. Prefer long term. (904)742-4375
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2 blocks to ocean,
2BR/1BA, newly remodeled, carport, party
deck, $925/mo. No smokers. (865)789-
MARSH Landing CC home, totally reno-
vated. Furnished or unfumished
$2495/mo. (904)537-4083.
JAX BEACH, 2/2, sun room, office,
1600sqft., one block to beach, $1200/mo.,
PONTE VEDRA, TPC Sawgrass, Bermu-
da Court, 2BR/2BA. Completely renovat-
ed, $1175/mo., 655-5990.



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OCEAN VIEWS 2/1, new fresh paint, JAX BEACH office space w/kitchen for
great location, $9q0/mo, McGuire Mort- rent. 1000sf. IMMEDIATE OCCUPANY.
gage, 246-9915. 904-608-6426.

$200 OFF 1st month. Luxurious newer 2 NEW professional furnished office
1BR/1BA, Bartram Park. ONLY $825/mo. spaces next to Mayo Clinic. 10'x13.5'
916-300-3039. eacf. $550/mo. each. Connie 223-0035.

nished homes & condos! From $700 per
week! All South Realty, 241-4141.
OCEANFRONT Atlantic Beach, furnished
4 BR condo, long or short term. Marsh
Landing CC home also available.
Marn.thru. Apr. 21st. Walk to beach & golf
course in Sawgrass Country Club.
$2000/mo (904)543-7700, (904)625-6868.
S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean-
front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267.
4BR/4BA, weekly, monthly, yearly. Call
WALNUT MT., GA- 3BR/3BA, $1500/mo.;
mountain view; pets OK. (770)503-0954.
OCEANFRONT 1BR or 2BR, daily/ week-
ly/ monthly, pool, 463-7343.

share house in The Courtyards, near May-
port Naval Station. $400/mo. includes
electric, water, W/D. 249-4367 (nights),
899-9293 (days).
$550/mo +deposit, includes utilities
NICELY FURNISHED room, clean, quiet
home. Utiities included, $450, 333-2624.
RETIRED MALE seeks roommate.
2BR/2BA, Atlantic Beach., No Smoking.
$425/mo. +1/2 utilities. 705-3780'
1.5BA house near Mayport Naval Station,
W/D $400/mo. +1/3 utilities, 304-5929.
3 BR Townhouse to share, $425/mo. + 1/3
utilities, 3 blocks to beach, 708-7755.
IC WEST- Atlantic Beach or PVB,
$650/mo. Call June, 994-3608. '
Hickory Creek area, w/private bathroom,
$550/mo +$225/dep Includes utilities, ca-
ble, W/D, free internet. Jimmy 838-1635,
June 568-6245.

JAX BEACH, clean, complete cable; kitch-
en privileges, 241-3377.
ROOM FOR rent, $500/mo. cable, private
entrance. Refs. 994-0189.
NICE, CLEAN 3BR/2BA. $400/mo. +utilit-
ies Call 334-6266.
ROOM FOR Rent in Portside, kitchen priv-
ileges. Call 992-6737.
with kitchenette. Includes utilities, cable,
wireless internet $800/mo. +deposit,
no lease. Call (904)699-7757.
JAX BEACH, $125/wk. +$100/deposit (in-
cludes utilities). Full use of house. Call
PRIVATE BATH, $400/mo. +half utilities;
blocks frombeach. 401-0488.
ROOM FOR rent in my home near ICW.
Hot tub avail. $650/mo. incl. util. Call
4BR/2BA HOUSE, San Pablo area,
$450/mo. includes utilities, 887-0889.

EAST ARLINGTON- various sizes w/large
windows. Easy access to Downtown,
Beachs & 9A. Includes electric, janitorial,
conference room. Long lease not required.
Call (904)642-8600.
OFFICE SPACE, retail setting, turn-key,
Beach Plaza City Center. 242-9000 x222.
12X12 ROOM inside office building. Fur-
nished or unfurnished.. 2320 3rd St., Ste
11, Jax Bch. $500/mo. The Beaches Real-
ty Group 249-2299.
JAX BEACH, 711 S. 3rd Street. Single
room offices, $375 & $415/mo. TDO Man-
agement, 246-1125.
tion area on Beach Blvd. $375/mo, in-
cludes utilities, janitorial, high speed inter-
net, 465-2505.
Prime class-A space for lease. On Isabella
Blvd. Walk to Starbucks in S. Jax Beach.
1230sf. Below market rate. 5% Broker
Commission. 910-2256.

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

BIRDS, RED Canary, Finches, 249 -0611 ,.
FREE TO good home Chihuahualyr- qd',
male, (904)708-2653
FREE CATS and Kittens to approved
homes. Call 242-0224.
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Visit and see the
First Bed/ Pet Bed.

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AKC POMERANIAN puppies, trained,
shots, POP, males, ready now, 616-5028

HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
doqs. 246-3600.

RUN YOUR ad Statewidel You can run
your classified ad in over 100 Florida
newspapers for $475. Call (866)742-1373
for more details or visit:. www.florida-clas-

REFINED SENIOR lady seeking like gen-
tleman for companionship. Reply to
Beaches Leader P.O Box 50129 Attn: RID
Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @

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etc. Only one signature required *Ex-
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(800)462-2000 ext. 600. (8am-6pm) Alta
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DIVORCE WITHOUT Children .$85, DI-
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name change documents (wife only) and
marital settlement agreement. Fast, easy
and professional. Call (888)789-0198.

IN RE: The license to practice
technology of
Angus MacVicar, CRT
110 Meadowbrook Dr.
Orange Park, Florida 32073
11815 Lanier Creek Dr.
Jacksonville, Florida 32258
CASE NO.: 2007-15071
The Department of Health has fi
ministrative Complaint against yo
of which may be obtained by (
Billie Jo Owens, Assistant Gene
sel, Prosecution Services Unit,
Cypress Way, Bin #C65, Ta
Florida, 32399-3265, (850)245-4
If no contact has been made by
cerning the above by March 12,
matter of the Administrative Cor
be presented at an ensuing mee
Board of Radiologic Technology
formal proceeding.
In accordance with the Ameri
Disabilities Act, persons needing
accommodation to participate ii
ceeding should contact the ind
agency sending this notice not
seven days prior to the proceed
address given on the notice. 1
(850)246-4640, 1:800-955-8771
1-800-955-8770 (V), via Flor
BL 2/6, 2/13,2/20,2/27/08

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the
"Self-Storage Facility Act" Florida Statutes
Section 1 Part IV of Chapter 83, Laws of
Florida 1982; the personal property con-
sisting of clothes, personal items and
household goods of:

Larry Poore #14-03
Will be disposed of at 11:00 a.m., Friday,
March 14, 2008, to satisfy the lien for past
due rent. Disposition will take place at
Ocean Grove, 1 Arbor Club Dr., Ponte
Vedra Beach, FL 32082.
BL 2/27, 3/5/08

The Board of Adjustment for the City of
Jacksonville Beach, Florida will meet and
hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March
18, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council
Chambers, located at 11 North 3rd
Street, Jacksonville Beach to consider the
following variance application:
BOA 08-100028 City of Jacksonville
Beach Land Development Code Sec-
tion: 34-336 (e)(1) c.2, for a northerly
side yard of 5.6 feet in lieu of 10 feet re-
quired, 34-336 (e)(1) c.3, for a rear yard
of 6.8 feet In lieu of 30 feet required,
and 34-336 (e)(1) e, for 44% lot cover-
age in lieu of 35% maximum to allow
for a swimming pool addition and im-
F movements to a single family dwelling,
or property located at 2906 Madrid
Street, more specifically, Lot 36, Block
22, Replat of Unit No. 1, Atlantic
BOA 08-100029 City of Jacksonville
Beach Land Development Code Sec-
tion: 34-336 (e)(1) c.3, for a rear yard of
8 feet In lieu of 30 feet required and 34-
336 (e)(1)e, for 44% lot coverage in lieu
of 35% maximum to allow for improve-
ments to a single family dwelling and
to ratify the existing non-conformity,
for property located at 1850 Arden
Way, more specifically, Lot 13, Block
13, Ocean Forest Unit Three.
A copy of the above referenced applica-
tion(s) is available for review in the office
of the Planning and Development Depart-
ment, 11 North 3rd Street, during normal
business hours (M-F, 8am-5pm).
Board of Adjustment
City of Jacksonville Beach
If a person decides to appeal any decision
by the Board of Adjustment with respect to
any matter considered at any meeting,
such person may need a record of the
proceedings, and, for such purpose, such
person may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
The public is encouraged to speak on is-
sues on this Agenda that concern them.
Anyone who wishes to speak should sub-
mit the request to the recording secretary
prior to the beginning of the meeting.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Flori-
da Statutes, persons with disabilities
needing special accommodation to partici-
pate in this meeting should contact the
Planning and Development Department
no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day preced-
ing the meeting.
BL 2/27/08

Notice is hereby given that the Planning
and Development Review Board for the
City of Neptune Beach will hold a special
meeting on Tuesday March 18, 2008 at
6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 116
First Street, Neptune Beach, Florida. The
following items are on the agenda:
V08-01 Variance Request of Penman
Plaza Associates, Ltd. for the property
known as real estate parcel numbers
177631-0000, 177397-0000, 177397-
0030, 177606-0000, 177397-0200,
177606-0500, 177397-0100 and 177631-
0000.request to vary sections,27-229 min-.
imum lot ?rea requirements. 27-455 mini-
mum' landscape requirements, 27-457
landscaping requirements for vehicular
use areas, 27-540 off street parking, 27-
459 landscaping buffer. The request is to
construct an addition to the existing Pen-
man Plaza Shopping Center.
PDRB08-03 Application for a Prelimi-
nary Development Order as outlined in
Chapter 27, Article 3 of the Unified Land
Development Code of Neptune Beach for
Penman Plaza Associates. The property is
currently known as 1209 through 1301 At-
lantic Blvd. and adjacent vacant land listed
as parcel numbers 177631-0000, 177397-
0000, 177397-0030, 177606-0000,
177397-0200, 177606-0500, 177397-0100
and 177631-0000 in the records of the
Property Appraiser of Duval County. The
request is to construct an addition to the
existing Penman Plaza Shopping Center.
If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting or
hearing the person will need a record of
the proceedings and for such purpose
may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Flori-
da Statute, persons with disabilities need-
ing special accommodation to participate
in this meeting should contact the City
Clerk's Office no later than 5:00 pm the
day of the meeting.
BL 2/27/08
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the
"Self Storage Facility Act", Florida Statutes
Section 1, Part IV of Chapter 83, Laws of
Florida 1982; the personal property con-
sisting of clothing, personal items and
household goods of:

m Letisha West, Atlantic Beach, C352, 5x10,
refrigerator, dryer, clothing.
Larita Hudson, Dotham, AL, C400, 10x15,
)N furniture, misc. boxes.
Barbara Crist, Jacksonville, C392, 10x15,
DIOLOGIC furniture, boxes.
Yolanda Macon, Jacksonville Beach,
radiologic A092,10x10, furniture, misc. boxes.
Richard Smith, Ponte Vedra Beach, A101,
10x10, furniture, misc. boxes.
Shanita ,Littlejohn, Atlantic Beach, 8148,
5x5, misc. boxes.
Reginald Miggins, Dotham, AL, B257,
5x15 misc. boxes, furniture.
Tameka Dyer, Jacksonville, B285, 10x10,
washer, dryer, furniture, misc. boxes.
Adam Davis, Jacksonville Beach, D426,
20x20, car parts.
Kathryn Bell, Ft. Payne, AL, F549, 10x15,
furniture, misc. boxes.
Timothy Bowers, Chattahoochee, F547,
led an Ad- 10x20, piano, furniture, misc. boxes.
ou, a copy Ezekiel Jackson, FPO, AP, C354, 5x10,
contacting car parts, tools.
eral Coun-
4052 Bald Will be sold or otherwise disposed of at
illahassee, 10:00 AM, Saturday, March 15, 2008 to
.640. satisfy lien(s) for past due rent(s) cost and
fees. Disposition will take place at: Pan
y you con- Am Mini Storage, 2383 Mayport Rd., At-
2008, the lantic Beach, FL 32233. Pan Am Mini
mnlaint will Storage reserves the right to reject any
ting of the and all bids and establish minimum bids to
y in an in- compensate for all costs.
BL 2.27, 3/5/08

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Sa special
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jividual or
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ding at the
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NEED A Math Tutor? I tutor up through
Algebra I. Lyn Broderick, 247-8609.
GET CRANE trained Crane/ heavy equip
training national certification. Placement
assistance. Financial assistance. Georgia
School of Construction.
Use code 'FLCNH" or call (866)218-2763.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
ATTEND COLLEGE online from home.
Medical, business, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job placement assis-
tance. Financial aid and computer provid-
ed if qualified. (866)858-2121

AIRLINES ARE Hiring Train for high pay-
ing Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial aid if qualified.
Job placement assistance. Call Aviation
Institute of Maintenance (888)349-5387.

PROGRESSIVE Dental Team looking for
experienced, outgoing, RDH for Mon.,
Tues. & Wed. We are about providing our
finest and best dentistry. If this sounds
good to you, call 904-273-9999 or after
hours 904-824-0842.
CLEANING HELP needed for restaurants,
late evenings. Office Cleaners needed,
evenings. Car and phone a must. Call
YOUTH MINISTRY: Hodges Blvd. Presby-
terian Church, (PCUSA) has an immediate
opening for an interim P/T Director of
Youth Ministries. If you enjoy working in
Youth Ministry and have experience in this
area, please submit resume:
AFTERNOON CHILD care worker, Ponte
Vedra School. Call 285-2965.
NOW HIRING Wait Staff, Bussers, and
Food Runners. The Bridge Market & Bis-
tro, 377 S. Roscoe, PVB. 285-1154.
WORKING MOM looking for responsible,
non-smoking Nanny to keep two boys,
ages 12 & 13 after school. 3 hours daily/
15/hrs. per week. Would be plus to be
able to pick up one child from school.
Please call 294-3707 to inquire.
Coaches, Winston Family YMCA, 170
Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
32082. Requirements: Certified Lifeguard /
CPR/ AED First Aid. Responsibilities: Part
time positions available at the Winston
Family YMCA for an energetic and re-
sponsible lifeguard. Duties performed in-
clude staying alert and keeping a close
watch on pool users to maintain safety,
enforces pool safety rules and YMCA
guidelines, maintains a professional and
courteous relationship with staff and mem-
bers, and always monitors and follows
safety and risk management guidelines.
Work Hours: Monday- Friday and week-
ends. Early morning and afternoon shifts
available. Contact: E-mail resume to or fax
(904)296 6465. Applications can also be
completed at Winston Family YMCA.
Neptune Beach Public Safety Department
is accepting applications for Lifeguards.
Must be 16 yoa or older, must pass Drug
Screening test and Pre-employment Phys-
ical Agility Test. First Responder or Multi-
Media First Aid a plus. Current ID and
Social Security Card required. Apply at:
Neptune Beach Public Safety Dept., 200
Lemon Street, Neptune Beach. Mon.-Fri.,
9am-5pm. NO PHONE CALLS. Applica-
tion Forms cannot be mailed Deadline:
March 27, 2008. AA/EEOC
HELP WANTED classifications in this
newspaper are intended to announce gen-
uine current job openings. No fees may be
charged to the prospective employee. Ads
for self-employment or business opportu-
nities appear under the Business Opportu-
nities category. Ads which may require
payment of fees for employment informa-
tion, guidance or training may appear un-
der Job Service. Should any Help Wanted
advertiser ask for a fee or if the advertiser
is offering a product or service rather than
a job opening, please notify The Beaches
Leader, 249-9033.
Needed for Home Health and Hospice
Shifts: starting at $19/hr. Apply with North
Florida Health Services, at or call us at
LAW OFFICE in Atlantic Beach, part time.
Telephone, data entry, & typing. Fax re-
sume to: 247-7003 or call Vicky 247-8989.
OCEAN LIFEGUARD. City of Atlantic
Beach. $10.25/hr. starting; $11.17/hr. with
First Responder. Returning lifeguards pay
will vary'dependingdhn priorservice.' Must
complete 500 meter pool swim In '10
minutes or less, a 1/2 mile ocean swim/
run and be at least 16 years of age by
5/03/08. Must report to Fletcher Sr. High
Pool on 3/15/08 at 10am; or 3/29/08 at
10am for mandatory testing. If hired, must
successfully complete a City provided 48
hour ocean lifeguard program and a 45
hour FDOT First Responder Program. Ap-
plication form & testing info available at
800 Seminole Rd. or visit
then "jobs" at the top of page then "ocean
lifeguard" or call (904)247-5820. No new
hire smokers or tobacco users. Physical
and Drug testing conducted. EOE.

needed Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30am-
6pm. Pay dependent on experience. Apply
in person between 9am-12pm and 2-
5:30pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays at
Integrated Health & Allergies Ctr. 135 Pro-
fessional Dr. Ste. 105, Ponte Vedra.

Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
BOOTH RENTAL available in Atlantic
Beach Beauty Salon. $150/wk. 247-4307.
Must have current law enforcement certifi-
cation acceptable to the State of FL and
be eligible to complete Florida training and
certification within 6 months of hire.
$16.75/hr.; $670/wk.; $34,840/yr. +bene-
Must have H.S. diploma. Pay rate while
attending academy: college degree
$15.37/hr.; AA degree $12.92/hr.;
H.S./GED $10.90/hr. +benefits. Applica-
tions must be received by 03/12/08 for
testing on 03/22/08. More info, and,appli-
cation packet can be obtained at, Human Resources. Submit
application to 800 Seminole Rd., Atlantic
BEach, FL 32233. (904)247-5820. No
smokers/ tobacco users. Drug testing con-
ducted. EOE.
AMERICAN HOME Companions seeks
experienced live-in caregivers. Live-in 2,
3,4 or 5 days per week. Must drive & have
car. 247-7495.
NEEDED for home health & area hospi-
tals. To apply visit our website @ or apply In person,
North Florida Health Services, 710 3rd St.
N., Jax Bch. 241-1656.
Line Cooks, Kitchen utility, Host/ Hostess
needed for high volume intracoastal wa-
terway restaurant, top money working with
great staff. 285-0139.
OFFICE ASSISTANT needed for busy
beaches office. Mon.- Fri., 8-4:30pm,
$10.50/hr. Computer knowledge, attention
to detail, dependability a must. Fax re-
sume 270-1633.
Growing company is adding lead operator
at Southside facility. Must have experi-
ence in commercial environment and
training others. Mon.-Fri., 7am-4pm. Ben-
efits, vacation, paid holidays. Apply in per-
son at Hurricane Armor: 10302 Deerwood
Park Blvd., Suite 200. Best wages for
those that can demonstrate skills.
Needed for home health & area hospitals.
$8/hr. To apply visit our website @ or apply In person,
North Florida Health Services, 710 3rd St.
N., Jax Bch. 241-1656.
NEWLY REMODELED Salon, 2 stations
available, full-time with clientele. Call

Taxi Drivers needed to work Beach and
Intercoastal areas, at least 23 yrs. old,
good driving record. Call 249-0360.

Marsh Landing Country Club in Ponte Ve-
dra Beach is currently seeking labor need-
ed for golf course landscaping. Experi-
ence preferred. Must have strong work
ethic. Excellent benefits after 90 days with
opportunity to advance. Apply in person
only at the Marsh Landing Clubhouse
Tuesday Saturday. Call 285-6514 for
DRIVERS: TEAM & solo needed. Great
pay, equipment, and benefits 6 mos. OTR
exp. req. Call 1-800-669-3179 x1411.
EXPERIENCED HAIR Dresser needed for
upscale Ponte Vedra Salon. Booth rental
or commission. Please call 280-4247 or
MEDICAL ASSISTANT (back office),
Beach location, internal medicine office.
Competetive salary. Experienced only
need apply. Fax resume: 241-0831.
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.
DELIVER RVS for payl Deliver "new" RVs
to all 48 states and Canada. Get paid to
travel For details log on to
VET TECH, experienced, for busy Animal
Hospital. Apply within 28 Corona Rd.,
Ponte Vedra Beach.
STYLING STATION Available. Rental or
Commission, also Licensed Assistant
needed. Call 241-8072.

MEDICAL OFFICE/ family practice- Front
office staff, full/ part time. Fax resume to:
Full-time position available to right person
at our oceanfront condominium. General
maintenance work including cleaning,
painting, pool cleaning, overseeing con-
tractors, and other reasonable duties as-
sociated with condominium upkeep. Non-
smoker, good personality skills a must.
Above average pay, good working condi-
tions. Send resume to: Maintenance Posi-
tion, P.O. Box 49245, Jacksonville Beach,
FL 32250.
Live and work at the beach! Extremely or-
ganized, detail, self- motivated and techni-
cally sound individual for growing industri-
al contractor. Responsible for installation,
maintenance and general Tech support of
PC's and Server, hardware/ software, re-
mote users, backup etc. Also maintenance
for phones, copier, etc. Should have
strong PC/ Network skills, MS-Office, Ex-
change Server, A+ certification a plus.
Salary, 401K and full benefits. Email or
fax resume and salary requirements: or fax
stress, must have experience on a con-
sew walking machine. Call 247-0150.
PRESSURE WASHER, no experience
necessary. $8/hr to start, up to $15/hr in
1st year. CALL AFTER 6PM, 994-0045.

SERVERS WITH experience needed.
AL'S PIZZA at 635 A1A North now hiring Please apply in person, M-F, 11am-2pm,
AM and PM Dishwashers and Cashiers. Giovanni's, 1161 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach.
Please apply in person. D.qorMT,^A. ..... ,,I t

employs individuals in a variety of posi-
tions. For a listing of current opportunities
please visit us in person at 11 N. 3rd St.,
2nd floor, send an email to:, or visit our
website: Drug free work
environment, EOE, VP.
SCAFFOLD Erectors, Ironworkers, Car-
penters, Construction Personnel (Skilled
and Unskilled), 726-5661.
Lead Man trainee. Experience preferred.
after 5pm.
BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.
NEEDS FULL time Host/ Hostess & Ex-
perienced Servers with open availability.
Apply within 1018 North 3rd St., Mon- Fri,
2pm- 4pm.
FRONT DESK positions available at busy
pediatric office at the beach. Fax resume
to: 249-7323.
COUNTER HELP, Dry Cleaners Ponte
Vedra area. Call 285-5644.
FULL-TIME at a Premier Retirement Com-
munity. Experience required. Interior and
some Exterior painting. Excellent benefits.
Applications at Fleet Landing Security
Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic
Beach, FL; Fax to 904-246-9447; email to EOE/ Drug-Free
for state of the art Beaches practice. Sur-
gical and comp exp a plus, pleasant per-
sonality and exc communication skills a
necessity. Full benefits including retire-
ment., 247-0111.
LAWN MAINTENANCE position available.
Must have valid driver's license and lawn
maintenance experience. 962-8721.

RiElll I IAL ilVHOMIl lIIIIHeaners. up tU
$420+ per week. Paid weekly. Design
your own daytime hours. Work regular cli-
ents near your home. Must have own
transportation and phone. Experience a
plus. Beaches/ Intracoastal. 242-8235.
FT/ benefits/ 401K/ flexible schedule.
Detail oriented individual. Pay neg. w/exp.
904-246-4827 or e-mail: DFWP
FULL-TIME OFFICE manager for small
contracting office. Quickbooks, Excel, typ-
ing and phone skills. Top pay and benefits
commensurate'with experience, email re-
sume to
growing personal training company. Expe-
rience is a must. Superior Image Personal

Perfect Part-Time Job!
(Full-Time Too!)

Home Cleaners
$200 $400/wk.

Flexible Daytime
Work Near Home

Own Transportation


Garden Inr

H- --Housekeepers l

Front Desk

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

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We offer competitive wages, excellent benefits,
opportunities for advancement and
a caring management staff.
Please apply in person Tuesday- Friday. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. or by appt.
1000 PGA TOUR Boulevard; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Job Hotline: (904) 280-7070


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Positions Available
Staff Accountant Maintenance Engineer *
Beverage Server Housekeeping Houseperson
Prep Cook Section Housekeeper
Pastry Baker Honor Bar Attendant
Storeroom Attendant Banquet Houseperson

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We are currently accepting applications for energetic, customer
service oriented team members for the following positions:

Room Service Server
Diningroom Server
Server Assistant
Massage Therapist

Seasonal Opportunities
SServer Assistant/Barback

Great opportunity to work in an oceanfront resort with
terrific earning potential. We offer an excellent benefits package
including medical/dental, life insurance, sick and vacation days,
and discounts at our retail outlets, golf course and spa.

Apply in person to:
607 Ponte Vedra Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

For additional information call 280-6076
See current openings at:
Drug Free Workplace EOE

At Ponte Vedra Beach

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Experienced, PT/FT. Ponte Vedra. Call or
fax resume to: 285-3128.
SOUTH BEACH SALON has chair rental
available. Call Jerry, 673-3639.

NAPA AUTO Parts now hiring experi-
enced parts professionals & drivers. Valid
D.L. & good driving record. Apply in per-
son 336 N. 3rd St., Jax Bch. EOE.

GOLF SCOPE Beverage Cart Locator -
$13. Tons ofLaughs. Golf Scope Works 21
Great gift ideal Order Today (561)909-
7917. Go 2

TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re- 8 CUSTOM designer Parsons dining
cord required. Call April, 246-9999. chairs, red green & yellow, (red plaid),
awesome, $500. (904)509-8303.
KENMORE WASHER & Dryer, $175 for
both, 641-9667, 838-5411.
Ing, $250 OBO. Lg. etagere, twisted rat-
tan $125 OBO. 703-6703.
BLACK WHIRLPOOL refrigerator- 2 door.
water & Ice maker. Works great. $200
OBO. Call 885-4714.
MOVING SALE at Sawgrass CC: yellow
sofa, 2 coffee tables, 2 end tables, antique
lamp, Lane baker's rack with 5 glass
shelves, rocking chair w/ cushion,

CHRIST UNITED Methodist Church, 400
Penman Rd., Is collecting donated Items
for their spring Rummage Sale, to be held
on Fri., March 14 & Sat., March 15, 9am-
3pm, both days. Soup, drinks, sandwich-
es, & desserts will be sold. 249-5370.

SAT. 8-?, 370 Orchid St. Household, pic-
tures, appliances, pots & pans, furn., lin-
ens, best-seller hard back books, games,
much, much more.
314 3RD, entire 2nd floor, furniture, elec-
tronics, dishes, appliances, rugs. Satur-
day, 8am-1pm.
Main St. Appliances, kid's stuff, house
decor. You name itl Sat. March ,1, 8am.

STEP BAR, black, off Ram 2500, good 173 ARUBA Ln., Sat. 8-1pm. Mongoose
condition. $75. 249-5299. Mountain Bike, full scuba gear, X-Box
I,,,... ,.- ...... .,--..., console w/ games & access. & more.

055 GALLON bOW Iron aquriumn, oak trim
& cabinet, $380. 249-0611.
stock Olson Scrolling Saw Blades..visit
our online store.
ORGAN- YAMAHA w/bench, $95; blond
wicker etagere w/glass shelves, great con-
dition, paid $500, sell for $250- OBO;
BUILDINGS FOR sale "Rock bottom pri-
aces" 25x3n now $4800. 25x40. $6100.

MOVING SALE! Some furniture, ladies
clothes, girl's size 12mo., toys, tools and
lots more. Please NO Early Birds. Satur-
day, 9am-lpm. 3590 Eunice Rd.
SATURDAY, 7AM-2PM. 551 Peregrine Ct.
off North San Pablo. Furniture, etc.


30x40, $7300. 35x50, $9990. 35x70, HUGE GRAND Finale Sale at Moose Ha-
$12,290. 40x80, $14,900 others. Manufac- ven Retirement Center, 1701 Park Ave, in
turer Direct since 1980... (800)668-5422. Orange Park, FL. Feb., 28th, 29th, and
Mar. 1st. Architectural items, doors, win-
3 GRACO GMAX 5900 Airless Paint dows, vanities, mirrors. 25 color televi-
Sprayers, $900 each or all three, $2100; sons. 100 commercial heating and air
Yale 5500# Hand Pallet Jack, used spar- units, hotel style, priced from $150-$375
Ingly, like new, $180 OBO; 2 Graco Model each, like new. $10,000 of commercial
1040 Diaphram Pumps; 1", $150 each;:'. flooring equipment. $30,000 of stainless
Kobalt electric air compressor, 15 Ibs., kitchen equipment. 2 electric kilns. 25 new
$150 each; 2 Vico 1hp whirlpool pumps, hospital beds. Over 20,000sf. of merchan-
$125 each; 2 Air Supply of the Future dise, too much to list. By Hunter Antiques
whirlpool pump w/600 watt heater, $150, (904)610-2888.
each. Call 591-0170.
VIRTUALLY NEW Deluxe King Mattress/
Sealy Posturpedic/ Luminary/ Plush Euro-
top. Original cost $2000+, Asking $600.
SOFA, COFFEE table, end tables, queen
size bed, 4 TV's, 16' ladder. Call
723-5907. B1

A SAN Marco Surprlsel Mid Century Mod-
ern: Paul McCobb Chairs (8) Broyhlll;
Danish modern B.R., D.R. John Stuart
chair, table, sofa, etc. Great Lamps. Orig.
art galore. Sterling jewelry, St. Louts
glass, depr. and carnival. 926 Pennsylva-
nia Ave. off San Jose, north of Duck Pond.
Thurs. 9-4, Fri., 9-3. China Cat, 241-0344

1999 BAYLINER 1800, 120hp, fish finder,
lots of extras, $6500, 610-7768.

BIKE WEEK Special, 2001 Harley David-
son XL 1200C Sportster, extra chrome,
custom seat, new tires/ brakes/ battery,
6000 miles, excellent condition, $5999.
2002 KAWASAKI 125cc, 1,400 orig. ml.,
$995 OBO. 252-4754.
HARLEY DAVIDSON, 1998 HD, 95th An-
niversary 1200 custom Sportster, $5500.

2007 KEYSTONE Mountaineer travel trail-
er, 31RLD, like new, many extras,'
$24,900, (904)491-6008.

1995 NISSAN pick up XE, extended cab,
V6, only 93k miles, ice cold A/C, bed lin-
er, split rear window, chrome wheels, im-
maculate condition, $3900 OBO,
2000 FORD .E-250 work van,199K miles,. -
$2000 OBO; 1994 Dodge Ram 2500 work
van, 179,500 miles, fair condition, $1000
OBO; 1999 Chevy Astro work van. 104K
miles, very cood condition, $2800. Call

1998 JEEP Grand Cherokee Larado. Im-
maculate condition, only 56K miles, 4x4,
power windows/ locks, cruise, new tires.
$5500 OBO. 887-9030.

1999 Lincoln Town Car, 4DR, non-smok-
er, extra clean, new A/C and brakes.
$7950. PV. 285-0219.
2002 HYUNDAI Sonata, clean, loaded,
80k miles, $6000 221-9906.
2003 MERCURY Grand Marquis, only
17,500 miles with power drivers seat.
Owner unable to drive, if you're looking for
an ultra-clean car this is the one. Call
DODGE CARAVANS (2) 1994 & 1995.
Both run good and are drivable (some
repair needed). $950 for both- details
HONDA ACCORD, 1997, 4-door, very
nice handsome car. $5200, 249-0183.
1988 MAZDA, RX7, red Convertible. Runs
greatly Oil changed every 2000 miles,
always garaged. FUN! $2495 OBO.

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this category please call 904-249-9033 or this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: email:

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.

BARBER SHOP Available, $50,000.
249 13th Ave. N. Ginger 228-1128..
Guaranteed Accts. Multi Billion $ Industry.
Unlimited Profit Potential. Free info. 24/7
ALL CASH candy route Do you earn
$800/day? 30 Machines, Free candy All
for $9,995. (888)629-9968 BO2000033.
Call us: We will not be undersold!

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

Private CNA/ HHA, exp., CPR/ First Aid.
Flexible shifts. $10-12/hr. Call 645-1813,

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

pital visits, overnights, weekends. Few EstaWte JBwry and s p gold
openings avail. Ginger 239-7631. E241-5666

superior care for your loved one. From
handicapped.children to the elderly. From
simple companions to nursing services.
Licensed/ Insured and Bonded. Call
es. Reasonable rates. Any shift. 998-
Providing the best CNA'S, HHA's and
Homemakers/ Companions to care for
your loved one at home, hospital, nursing
ome, assisted living. Up to 24-hour care.
Affordable Rates. (904)725-8222.

MOVING SALE, Panasonic HDTV 10801,
47inch $595. Couch and Loveseat with 4
throw pillows, light brown, lyr. old $795.
Kid's Pier One denim couch and chair
w/ottoman $95. Two computer desks $25
each. Cannon 35mm Rebel II w/extra
zoom lens 70x300, $225. The Edge
Chronicles book set 1-7, never used $69.
All items are listed as OBO. 349-3945.

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this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified
WE BUY Scrap Gold for Cashi Estate and
old jewelry, Rolexes. 241-1889.

9th St. & Shetter Ave. Wed. thru Sat.,
10am- 5pm.
SAT., 8AM-1PM. Children furniture, all
size clothing, computer and more. Come
see @1210 4th Ave. North.
1260 18TH St. N, $700 worth of new gift
items, new men's shirts from business
overstock, used clothes, couch, great
deals! Saturday 8am-2pm, 3/1 only.
42 Tallwood Road, Sat., 8:00-12:00, office
fumiture, printers, kids toys, misc. home
decor, and household items.
HUGE MULTI- family Garage Sale. Sat.,
March 1, 8am- 2pm, comer of 6th Ave N.
& 11th ST. N., Jax Bch. Tools, fum.,
lamps, antiques, collectibles, quality cloth-
ing, craft supplies & much more.

WIU 1 LI Up~ltU11t, jjwad 1Wpt t -1 .. ...... - -. .." - -...- ..-
Th b -6Ladr 29903 -tQPLZMWc elhar powered by re- FOAvIftv, ANTIQUES, clothes,, linens,
SEEKING PARTNER- InvestorIfot s'ade, 4 *hagaYiabl attely, Brand new. Originally quality estate items. Saturday, 3/1, 8am,
shows in Jacksonville. More info $5500. Asking $4500 OBO. 246-4285. ocean Cay, 3520 Say Island Crcle.
(994)514-6046. WHIIRLPOOL WASHER & Dryer $75/ea.

SALON 4SALE Beach area. $45k OBO.
Call 434-0840, 881-0312.

OPENINGS 3 & 4 year olds, PT/ FT, Gold
Seal. Beaches Academy, 246-3885.
I will pamper your children. CNA/ HHA/
CPR/ First Aid. Flexible hours (back-up
your babysitter). 645-1813, 338-2200.

SERVICES. Over 25yrs. experience pro-
viding care for children and adults, 24/7.
Experiencecd in special needs. Serving
Ponte Vedra area. Licensed Call Vanita

30 day warranty. Deliver, $20. 318-8173,
SAWMILLS FROM only $2990- Convert
your logs to valuable lumber with your
own Norwood portable band sawmill. Log
skidders also available. www.norwood- -Free information:
(800)578-1363- Ext: 300-N
KING SIZE bed w/ matress & box spring,
beautiful wrought iron scroll work. Exc.
cond. $725. Will deliver. 285-5260.
gold & fine crystal, 24"x30", basket style.
1700 OBO. 699-8495.
WASHER & dryer, Maytag Super capaci-
ty, 12 cycles, 3yrs old, $500 both. Still un-
der warranty with Sears. 280-7545.
FITNESS EXERCISE equipment. Bowflex
Sport, complete gym. Originally $899.
Selling for $300. 285-9206.

GARAGE SALE, Fri. & Sat. 7am, 1100
Penman Rd. NW comer of Florida Blvd.-
MOTORCYCLES, covered 2 bike portable
garage (new), biker clothing & other stuff,
antiques, furniture, black marble dining ta-
ble from Italy, women clothing $2-$3,
knick- knacks, way too much to mention.
SAT. 8-12. Boat stuff, kids clothes, bikes,
office stuff, lots of misc. 1127 Hamlet Ct.
off Kings Rd.
616 DAVIS St., Saturday, 3/1, 7am-Noon.
Combining of households sale Dining set,
kitchenware, decorative accessories,
clothes, electronics, tools, etc.
YARD SALE! Sat. & Sun., 8am-2pm.
Beachie stuff, really neat furniture, new
clothing, tropical home decor. 108 Davis
St. Please "wait 'til 8."

GOING AWAY? Let us care for your
home. "IN LIEU OF YOU" 285-4131.
Serving Beaches and Ponte Vedra
20 years.

Specializing in salon scissors, fabric,
household, industrial shears & knives.
Mobile. (904)945-3375.

PADGETT'S A/C & Heating, Inc. Family
owned and operated. When quality and
customer service are demanded call
588-5222 Financing available.
Free Estimates on replacements. License
CAdls814887. Credit cards accepted..

closets. Also sewing, landscaping. Refer-
ences. 221-0801.
Many years experience; references availa-
ble. Call Kelly for estimate, 238-9040.
FAST DEPENDABLE house cleaning,
reasonable rates, beaches area. Expen-
enced and references, Sue 249-6162 or
Specializing in residential and commercial
services, 7 days a week. (904)910-4039.
' is expandihb. Eillntf" priCid,' ihd'"
detailed work. Lots of ref's. available .

Free trial available Download:

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this category please call 904-249-9033 or

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

BEACH BOYS Firewood. Pickup or Deliv-
ery. Call 759-1612.

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this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @
applications, house calls, training, repairs,
upgrades, websites, graphics Free phone
tech. 904-249-3034 or email:

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this category please call 904-249-9033 or
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Free estimates. Mow, trim, edge, shrub
trimming, pruning. One time or annually.
Also mulch, sod, clean ups and more.
Licensed & Insured. 207-4037.

Dependable Quality Service. Reasonable
rates. (904)524-8660.
ENDLESS SUMMER Lawncare. Free esti-
mates. Professional customer service.
Mowing, edging, weeding, trimming- trees,
shrubs. Licensed & insured. Residential &
commercial. CALL US FIRSTI 270-2664.
WINSOR LAWN Service, Inc. Competitive
rates. Call Alan. 237-5301.

shrubs, trees, edging & clean- up. Profes- ing in drywall & home maintenance. Lic. &
sional & motivated. (904)803-8201. Ins. (904)509-2849.

DRIVEWAYS, PATIOS, sidewalks, demo-
lition, & room additions. RK Ballard Con-
struction, Inc. Licensed & insured. Call
Chuck, 874-6692.

Small to medium moves/ any distance/ flat
rates. Garage clean-outs/ debris removal.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or

Safe roof cleaning. Spotless window
cleaning. Pressure washing. Licensed &
Insured. Call Kevin, 994-0045.
Residential/ commercial.
Visit us at
Free estimates, 707-8630.

free estimates work guaranteed, licensed,-
WORK. Free estimates. Call Mike Wil-
liams, 285-2651.
LICENSED PAINT Contractor will paint
average size room $95. Insured.
(904)613-1271, (904)724-6043.
Top-notch work guaranteed. 17yrs. experi-
ence. Painting, trim, carpentry, wood re-
pair, pressure washing. Licensed/ Insured.
Free estimates. 861-9500.
STEVEN'S HOME Improvements. Int./
ext. painting, faux finishes, wood replace-
ment, pressure washing & more. Lic. &
ins. We guarantee our workI (904)247-
35 years experience at the Beach.
Licensed & insured. 305-6320.

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this category please call 904-249-9033 or

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this category please call 904-249-9033 or
emal; .

DEMO HOMESITES Wanted NowI Iri se-
lected areas For the New Kayak Pool -
The above ground pool with inground fea-
tures. Save $ with this unique opportunity.
Free Estimates/ Fast installation/ EZ Fi.
nancing. Call (866)348-7560 .
JJ'S POOL Cleaning Service, monthly
service, one time cleaning & repairs. Call
JJ, (904)962-6939.
POOL CLEANING- quality service, rea-
sonable rates. David's Pool Service,

DAVID. ROCKWOOD Handyman Serv-
ices. Anything from A to Z. Serving the
beaches for 24 years. 853-6036.

FREE Refrigerator or Jacuzzi

dependable for quality repairs, service
calls, painting, improvements and miscel-
laneous jobs. DAVE. 246-6628.
All types of home repairs' rottentoo8di
siding, termite damage, rain gutters, roof
leaks, sundeck painting, pressure wash-
ing, doors, windows, counter tops & more.
Serving the Beaches since 1990. Li-
censed, insured. Free estimates. Al,
(904)638-8483. .
Wood Repair, Trim, Crown Moulding,
Pressure Washing, Flooring and more.
17yrs. experience. Licensed/ Insured.
For all your Home Improvement needs.
Professional Painters and Carpenters on
staff. 25yrs. experience. 568-8335 or
ices: Carpentry, rough to finish, Drywall,
Texturing, Painting, Tile, Renovations,
Honest, Dependable. Rick (904)885-0164.
HANDYMAN A-Z, interior/ exterior; profes-
sinal & motivated. (904)803-8201.

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this category please call 904-249-9033 or

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

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

REPAIR YOUR sprinklers before summer
Also spring clean-ups..Call Ken 294-2636.

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The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader

Nease, Fletcher players in All Star showcase

Photos by Rob DeAngelo

ABOVE: Fletcher goalkeeper Amy Medis makes a save during
the girls All Star game last Friday night at Patton Park.
LEFT: Fletcher High's Teale Beckenbach (2) heads the ball as
Nease High's Jessica Gambill (14) closes in on the play.

ABOVE: Nease High's Max Lang passes the ball to a team-
mate in the boys All Star game.
BELOW: Fletcher's Teale Beckenbach (2) battles Nease High
forward Lisa Heise (6) for the ball.

Now, opening a SunTrust checking account can help you make a real difference in your
own community. Simply open your account, accept and make any purchase with your new
SunTrust Visa Check Card, then submit a completed redemption form, and SunTrust will
donate $100 in your name to the qualified non-profit cause of your choice. That means
you and likeminded friends can work together to get those new uniforms for the team,
to finally purchase the playground equipment, or outfit the theater with that new stage
curtain. And if your favorite cause is a little more personal, you can get a $50 SunTrust
Visa'' Gift Card instead.

SunTrust also offers SunPoints for Charity,;" an ongoing rewards program that lets you
support your favorite cause by turning everyday banking into everyday giving.

What will your group do with the opportunity? We can't wait to find out. Visit your local
SunTrust branch, call 800.485.8982, or visit!mycause for complete details.

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