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Title: The Beaches leader
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Publisher: Beaches Leader
Place of Publication: Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
Publication Date: March 14, 2008
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Weekend Edition March 14, 2008




TheEACHES


LEADER


Vol. 45, No. 77 Serving the communities of Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Mayport and Ponte Vedra Beach since 1963


INSIDE


Beach Boulevard span to open


Justin Quintal, 18, of
Neptune Beach rides a
Ricky Carroll board in the
Maldives during a photo
shoot over the summer for
Pacific Longboard
Magazine. See Surf
Culture, A-10.


Drawbridge to be

removed by April

by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
If all goes as planned, the north span of the new
McCormick Bridge in Jacksonville Beach will open
Monday to westbound traffic.
"Barring any catastrophe or unforeseen circum-
stance, the bridge will be open to traffic Monday
morning," JTA project manager Wendy Morrow said
Wednesday.
Morrow said the fixed span of the new bridge will
initially be used for traffic heading west. It will take
"a couple of weeks" before the bridge will be able to
accommodate eastbound traffic, she said.
The bridge span will operate with two lanes west-
bound and two lanes eastbound until a southern
span is completed in the summer of 2009.
The bridge replacement project will eliminate the
existing drawbridge with two, high-level fixed spans.
Beach Boulevard will also be widened to six lanes
between San Pablo and Penman Roads.
Morrow said the drawbridge is expected to be
removed by month's end. Construction of the south-
ern span will begin once traffic is diverted to the
north span.
"When we shift the traffic we will remove the
drawbridge and build the new span in its place," she
said. "People won't have to wait for the drawbridge
to close."
Construction of the north span began in June with
an estimated completion time of 500 days. It was
tentatively scheduled to open at the end of the 2007.
"That is the original date," Morrow said. "It hasn't
changed at all. We are still on schedule as far as the
completion of the entire project."


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Photo by UZAMrrCHELL.
The north span of the new McCormick Bridge in Jacksonville Beach, above at right, is scheduled to open for
westbound traffic Monday. Crews will reroute traffic Sunday night from the current westbound span, shown at
left above.


Downtown JB merchants dub pilot

policing program worth repeating


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Bambi is featured in weekly
Pet Tales. See her bio and
learn how to submit your
pet for The Leader Pet
Tales. See feature, B-5.


Irish storyteller Tomaseen
Foley headlines today's
BFAS event. See story, B-


W *VJ


Fletcher High's Olivia
Wright clears the penulti-
mate hurdle in her race
Tuesday during the Terry
Parker Invitational track
meet. See A-10.


by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
A pilot project established to
increase police visibility in
downtown Jacksonville Beach
will, continue if funding is
approved for two full-time offi-
cers in the area.
The city's Community
Redevelopment Agency will
consider a request to extend
the Downtown Community
Assisted Policing Effort pro-
gram at 5 p.m. Monday at City
Hall, 11 3rd Street North.
Planning and Development
Director Steve Lindorff has rec-
ommended approval of the
extension based on the "meas-
urable success" of the project's
first year.
"In the year that the pro-
gram has been in effect, report-
ed crime is down and arrests
are up in the downtown area,"
Police Chief Bruce Thomason
said in a March 5 memo to City
Manager George Forbes.
In January, 2007, the City
Council approved the creation
of the year-long project to help
improve safety and reduce


Crime is down
and arrests are up

Funding to,
determine if
program is
extended

crime in the city's downtown
area.
Downtown is defined as the
area from 9th Avenue North to
13th Avenue South and from
A1A to the beachfront.
Officers Jeremy Garriott and
Ronald Edu were assigned to
exclusively patrol the down-
town area and beachfront on
foot, in SUVs and on Segway
people movers.
The salaries for the full-time
officers and overtime for sup-
plemental officers are funded
using Downtown Tax
Increment Funds which is col-
lected
Garriott and Edu are respon-


sible for weekly patrols where
they respond to criminal activ-
ity happening in the down-
town area.
Thomason said the high visi-
bility of the officers resulted in
a marked drop in arrests and a
growing feeling of protection
among the merchants and resi-
dents in the district.
A total of 639 surveys were
distributed in early 2007 to
evaluate the "actual and per-
ceived 'needs" of those living
and working in downtown
Jacksonville Beach.
Approximately 205 surveys
were returned, Thomason said.
"Citizens were asked about
their perception of personal
safety and to rate the police
department's efforts at reduc-
ing crime in the area,"
Thomason said. "Information
from the survey assisted in the
design of enforcement, public
education and law enforce-
ment visibility strategies."
The same survey was redis-
tributed this year to determine
the level of progress achieved
and if the needs of those ques-
tioned were addressed.


See CRIME, A-3 >


Sign of

the times
Paul Gruenther carries a
homemade cardboard sign
that reads, "REALTOR Will
work hard for your business".
While "working the comer" just
off A1A at the South jack-
sonville Beach Target center,
he passed out information
about the positive aspects of
the local real estate market
and advised people. "Don't
wait for the national media to
tell you when it's time to buy.
By then it will be too late," he
said. He added he had to
"rent" his face time from the
local homeless folks who fre-
quent this comer of the Beach.
So far the response from the
passing traffic has been very
positive, he said, including
thumbs-up signals and people
who chat for a few seconds
while the light changes. To see
the information Gruenther is
distributing see page A-7.


Photo by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
Fletcher Middle School is overcrowded, while Mayport Middle
School is undercrowded, school officials said this week.

Apply residency

rules, parents tell

school officials


AB parents use
fake address to
get child enrolled
in crowded FMS

by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
STAFF WRITER
Enforcing residency require-
ments and reconfiguring feed-
er patterns at Beaches schools
are high priorities for parents.
Duval County Public School
(DCPS) officials Tuesday met
with parents at Fletcher High
School to gather input regard-
ing changes to district-wide
boundaries for an Academic
and Community Excellence
plan..
"We are trying to look at big-
picture issues," said DCPS
Chief Operating Officer Doug
Ayars.
Parents in the Southeast
quadrant of the district, which
encompasses the Beaches, were
given the opportunity to weigh
in by filling out question and
comment cards that were
addressed by officials.
Many attendees reiterated
concerns about decreasing
enrollment at Mayport Middle
School which in turn has


caused the school to lose elec-
tives and other programs,
according to a Mayport Middle
School teacher who spoke at
the meeting.
DCPS Executive Director of
Planning and Operations Ron
Fagan said that the fewer stu-
dents a school has, the less
money the school has.
Some parents pushed for
DCPS to enforce residency
requirements, explaining that
the parents of some students
who live in Atlantic Beach
deliberately use other addresses
so their students can attend
Fletcher Middle School.
"We can look at program
changes or boundary changes
to increase enrollment at
Mayport Middle School," said
Supervisor of School Choice
and Voucher Programs Patricia
Conner.
Beaches School Board
Representative Nancy Broner
said that the board is aware of
the issue and is trying to take a
more "stringent" approach to
enforcement.
She gave examples of parents
who have paid college stu-
dents' cable bills for proof of
residency.
But, Broner said that while it
is an "ongoing issue," the solu-
tion is not always to remove a
See RULES, A-3 0


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Beach branch library.


AROUND


ABET to perform for
North Beach Art Walk
The Atlantic Beach
Experimental Theatre (ABET)
Workshop Players will add a
playful and dramatic touch to
this month's North Beaches
Art Walk, Thursday, March 20,
6 to 8 p.m.
The ABET Workshop Players
will perform monologues and
engage willing participants in
improvisation. This dramatic
interlude is free to the public
and held in the Adele Grage
community room.
At 8 pm, in the Adele Grage
Theatre, a comedy, "Ladies at
the Alamo," will be presented.
(see story B-1.) Reservations at
249-7177 or pay at the door.
The paintings of Sean
Mahan and the photographs'
of Julio Williams are on dis-
play until March 28 at the
Adele Grage Cultural Center,
which is located at 716 Ocean
Blvd., Atlantic Beach. Contact
247-5828 for more informa-
tion.
The North Beaches Art Walk
begins at 6 p.m.

Law students to plant
sea oats to save dunes
Florida Coastal School of
Law's environmental law club
known as ELCAT will sponsor
a Sea Oats Planting Project
Saturday morning.
Sea oats will be planted
along with other beach plants
including: panic grass, beach
elder, beach morning glory,
railroad vine, and panic grass,
adjacent to beach accesses
north and south of the pier.
ELCAT members said they
believe the project will help
build up dune strength to pro-
.tect the beach and also add to
the beauty of the beach area.
Club members have planned
the project with the city of
Jacksonville Beach and Green
Seasons Nursery in Manatee
County to bring the project to
fruition. The club secured
funding, ordered the plants,
and researched the most suc-
cessful methods for growth.
Last weekend the group did a
beach clean-up at Talbot
Island State Park and also
plans to give out organic pro-
duce at the Jacksonville
Landing's Earth Day celebra-
tion.

Used books for sale.-
The semi-annual book sale
from the Friends of the Library,
Ponte Vedra Beach, will be held
today, Saturday and Sunday at
the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
Library.
Sales times are 9:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. today and Saturday
and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. March
Sunday, which also is bag day,
when visitors can buy a bag for
$8 and fill it with books to take
out.

Fleet blessing Sunday
The annual Blessing of the
Fleet will begin at noon Sunday
from the dock of the St.
Augustine City Marina, St.
Augustine.
Pleasure craft and commer-
cial vessels have been invited to
take part in the event, in which
Father Tim Lozier of the
Cathedral Basilica will offer
blessings from the marina's
dock.
The tradition has its root in
the hope that participants
might have a bountiful fishing
and shrimping season, tran-
quility on the waters and a safe
and happy return.

Lines gone, not poles
While Beaches Energy
Services continues to put in
underground lines south of The


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photo by KATHY HARTMAN
Terry (from right) and Cindy Anderson of Atlantic Beach check in Tuesday for a BEAM fund-rais-
er at Culhane's Irish Pub, with the help of Mary Jane Brown and Vivian Southwell of Ponte
Vedra Beach, BEAM board members.


Lodge & Club at Ponte Vedra
Beach, utility poles will contin-
ue to exist in the right-of-way.
Trustees of the Ponte Vedra
Municipal Service District
(MSD) agreed at the board
meeting Monday it would be
nice if the utility poles could be
removed.
But they remain up because
the telephone company still
uses them. Trustees said it
appears the responsibility for
removing the poles belongs to
the last utility that ceases to use
them.

Relay captains to meet
A meeting is scheduled 5:30
p.m. Monday for team captains
for the Relay for Life being held
at Nease High in May.
Team captains and anyone
interested in starting a team are
urged to attend the meeting,
scheduled at the Ponte Vedra
Beach Branch Library.
The Nease Relay for Life, an
all-night event to raise money
for and awareness of breast can-
cer, is scheduled May 17 to 18
at Nease High, just east of U.S.
1 off County Road 210.

Davis Park hasegg hunt.
An Easter egg hunt will be
held 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 21
at Davis Park, about one mile
west of the Intracoastal
Waterway off County Road
210.
This is the first time the St.
Johns County Recreation and
Parks Department has sched-
uled egg hunts at three separate
locations.
Hunts also are planned 10
a.m. to noon March 21 at
Treaty Park in St. Augustine
and 11 a.m. to noon March 22
in Hasting
Activities at the Davis Park
event will include a bounce
house, Easter egg hunt for chil-
dren ages 8 and under, a visit
from the Easter Bunny and free
food.
The department suggests
Easter baskets should be
brought for children taking
part in the egg hunt.

Programs at Guana
Two upcoming programs at
the Guana Tolomato Matanzas
National Estuarine Research
Reserve south of Ponte Vedra
Beach will help adults and chil-
dren learn about the impor-
tance of controlled burns to the
Guana.
The adult program, "Become
an Environmental Biologist,"
will be held 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Sunday.


The youth program,
"Become a Junior
Environmental Biologist," will
be held 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. March
23. The program is for ages 12
and up.
Both will meet at the
Environmental Education
Center of the Guana, off State
Road AlA about 12 miles south
of Mickler Road.
To register call 823-4500.

Albright to address
area Democrats
A large gathering of state
and local Democratic Party
officials and Democratic Party
supporters is anticipated for a
fundraiser on Tuesday, March
25, featuring former U.S.
Secretary of State Madeleine
Albright, the nation's first
woman Secretary of State.
The day will begin with a
$1,000-A-Plate luncheon at
the River Club from noon to 2
p.m.to be hosted by U.S. Sen.
Bill Nelson, U.S. Rep. Corrine
Brown, Fred Schultz, former
Jacksonville mayor Lou Ritter
of Palm Valley and former U.S.
Ambassador Nancy Soderberg,
who lives in Jacksonville
Beach. Soderberg, ,..a.
Distinguished Visiting Scholar
at the University of North
Florida, arranged Albight's
visit and is president of the
National Security Network in
Florida.
The main event will be
Albright's keynote speech,
"Restoring America's Stature in
the World," at 7:30 p.m. at the
historic Florida Theatre, 128 E.
Forsyth St., in downtown
Jacksonville. About 500
Democratic Party supporters
who donate $100 or more will
attend a reception for Albright
from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Florida
Theatre. Following her talk,
Albright will hold a book sign-
ing at the Florida Theatre of
her newest work: Memo To
The President Elect: How We
Can Restore America's
Reputation and Leadership.
Donation levels for seats are
$50, $100 and $250. A limited
number of seats are available
for students and veterans for a
$30 donation. Tickets are
available through the Florida
Theatre box office by calling
(904) 355-2787.

Water District to spend
to preach conservation
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Management District
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tance of water conservation
and to provide tips on how to
conserve. Components of the
campaign include TV, radio,
newspaper and Internet adver-
tisements, billboards,
brochures, and a campaign
Web site floridaswater.com.
With the projected popula-
tion increases expected in the
District, meeting future water
supply demands will be a chal-
lenge, the district board said.
While meeting these demands
will require a number of strate-
gies, the District said it consid-
ers water conservation to be
the foundation of all water
supply planning efforts.
The District began develop-
ing the campaign several
months ago, conducting mar-
ket research to gauge public
attitudes and knowledge about
water conservation. The
research demonstrated that
most people do not realize
how much water they use and
if the amount they use is high
or low. People want facts on
water usage and direction on
ways to save water.

Land conservation.
summit is planned,
The Northeast Florida Lands
Trust will sponsor a summit
meeting to create a regional


vision for land conservation. It
will be held April 28 beginning
with registration and exhibits
at 8:15 a.m., followed by the
program until 4:30 p.m. Cost
is $30 a person.
Local planners, government
officials, landowners, conser-
vation groups and interested
citizens will gather to develop
a regional, coordinated
approach to land acquisition,
park development and conser-
vation in the seven county
area of northeast Florida.
The Northeast Florida
Connectivity Summit will be
an opportunity to share plans,
priorities and ideas, and meet
hew conservation partners,
organizers said. The goal is to
come away with a comprehen-
sive regional map of the seven-
county area that coordinates
plans for greenways, blueways,
corridors, parks, preserves, and
trails, according to ,a NFLT
spokesman.
Register online at:
http://www.nfconnectivity-
summit.com
Call 904-827-9870 for infor-
mation on a limited number
of booths available.
During a buffet lunch, John
Delaney, UNF president and
former Jacksonville mayor,
will be the keynote speaker.


Nocatee developer to
address. land use group
Greg Barbour of The PARC
Group, the master developer
for Nocatee, will give an
overview of the Nocatee
Master Plan, including updates
on infrastructure improve-
ments and ongoing develop-
ment activity on March 20
from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at
Maggianos in St. Johns Town
Center.
He will speak to the mem-
bers of the The Urban Land
Institute (www.uli.org), a non-
profit education and .research
institute whose mission is to
provide leadership in the
responsible use of land and in
creating and sustaining thriv-
ing communities worldwide.
Cost is $45 for ULI
Members; $65 for non-mem-
bers. for information contact
Carolyn Clark, ULI
Jacksonville District Council
Coordinator, 904-486-8256.
The ULI Jacksonville- District
Council was' formed in 2005
and currently has more than
300 members.


Notice of Zoning Change

The City of Jacksonville Beach has received an
application (PC #07-08) to rezone the property shown
below (7 S. 3rd St.), from Redevelopment District:
RD to Redevelopment District: RD. The applicant
proposes to replace approved-plans for a 72,000 s.f.
office and commercial center, with the construction
of a hotel or motel use exceeding 50,000 s.f.,
including eating and drinking place, retail, meeting,
and office space as permitted uses, and with
structures) not to exceed 35' in height.


Public hearings on the proposed RD rezoning are
scheduled as follows:

Jacksonville Beach Planning Commission March 24, 2008
7:00 p.m.


Jacksonville Beach City Council


April 7,2008
7:00 p.m.


The public hearings will be held on the dates and
times listed in the City Council Chambers, located
at 11 North 3rd Street, Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
A copy of the application and other documents are
available for public inspection at the offices of the
Planning and Development Department, 11 North
3rd Street, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, during
normal business hours.
NOTICE
If a person decides to appeal any decision by the Planning Commission
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 verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
The public is encouraged to speak on issues on this Agenda that concern
them. Anyone who wishes to speak should submit 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,
Florida Statute, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation
to participate in this meeting should contact the Planning and Development
Department no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day preceding the meeting.


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In separate meetings
Monday evening in Ponte
Vedra Beach, two groups dis-
cussed a common problem -
yard trash that sits along roads
for days before it is collected by
Seaboard Waste Systems.
The Ponte Vedra Municipal
Service District (MSD has long
been grappling with the issue
that also was a topic for the
Palm Valley Community
Association.
Yard trash is collected once a
week in both communities,
and MSD trustee Bob Reesh
said an extra day of pickup
would cost $50,000 a year.
Rather than spend the
money, however, MSD trustees
agreed to hire someone to take
photos of the piles of yard
trash and send them to the
homeowners.
At the Palm Valley meeting,
Don House said that although
some residents time their yard


work to be done just before
collection day, others don't,
"and it stays there all week
long."
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Two race cars such as the one above will be given a police escort to Accotink Academy in Ponte Vedra Beach Friday. Each
class at the school will get 30 minutes to look at the cars and sit in one of them.



Race cars coming to PV school


by JENNIFER KNOECHEL
STAFF WRITER
Students at Accotink
Academy by the Sea in Ponte
Vedra Beach will be in the
driver's seats of a race car
Friday when representatives
from Radical North America
bring two of the company's
race cars to the school.
"We are tying this in with
our unit on transportation,"
said Mary Kay Rogers, educa-
tional director at Accotink.
"We're going to discuss
safety and environmental
issues like making alternative
fuels.sp itsangpt issue to,.
teach. T$heyli.-apjtually ge,t .p .
see the engine and sit in the
cars, so it's an all- encom-
passing experience."
Radical North America
sells race car parts and cars
and offers race cars for rent
for weekend racing events.
Amateur race car driver
Stuart Impey, director of
sales and marketing for the
company, has two sons, Jack,
5, and Eli, 3, who attend
Accotink, a Canal Boulevard
school for preschoolers
through third grade.
Impey said the idea to dis-


play the cars at the school
was set in motion when Jack
asked him if he could bring
his race suit to school for
"show and share."
Impey has arranged for
deputies from the St. Johns
County Sheriff's Office to
escort the race cars, which'
are street illegal, from the
store located off U.S. 1 to the
school.
The cars will be parked in
the drop-off loop at Accotink
from 9 a.m. until about 1
p.m. Each class will have
about a half hour to take
turns in the driver's seat of
one of the cars, wearing the
racing helmets and asking -....
questions.
Race car driver Lucas
McConnell, son of the own-
ers of Accotink, will also be
talking to students in the
classroom.
"We'll be in our racing
suits and talking about safe-
ty," said Impey, whose pri-
mary job is a financial advi-
sor for Smith Barney.
"One of the cars they can
sit in and the other one
we're going to take the front
or the back end off so they
can see the engine and brake


discs."
Impey's father-in-law,
Larry Huang, founded
Radical North America (radi-
calnorthamerica.com) in the
fall of 2006 after he spent 10
to 15 years racing cars such
as the Daytona prototype,
the Safari.
Impey said Huang was rac-
ing in the BMW Owners
Club of Florida and beating
all the Porches, Vipers and
Corvettes when he decided
to start his own company.
"It's a bunch of guys who
want to race competitively
but don't want to stick each
other in the wall," Impey
said.
"A lot of younger guys and
teenagers want to forge a
career in racing, but that's
not us. We're just a bunch of
guys who want to have a bit
of fun."
Radical North America
races straight track, not
ovals, several weekends a
year at race tracks such as
Daytona, on the infield,
Sebring Race Way,
Homestead Miami Speedway
and Virginia International
Raceway.
The company's Radical SR8


car recently broke the lap
record at Sebring in under 2
minutes. The car can reach
speeds up to175 mph.
. About seven to 15 drivers
represent Radical racing on a
regular basis.
"Most of the guys have
raced in the past, so they
just show up at the race get
in a 30-minute practice ses-
sion, qualifying session and
then can race on Saturday
and Sunday," Impey said.
"We usually get in between
four to five hours of race
time."
New race cars cost any-
. where from $70,000 to
$600,000. Radical offers a
private "arrive and drive"
service held at Roebling
Road Raceway in Savannah,
Ga. for $2,700. Impey said
Radical is also planning to
launch a go-carting series in
North Florida.
"We try to create a fun
environment for racing,"
Impey said. "Not many peo-
ple get to see race cars like
this up close, so I hope it
will be fun for the kids."

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School feeder patterns to be studied

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student from a school that he or
she has been attending.
"At the end of the day, you
have to make decisions based
on what is best for the child,"
she said.
Other parents addressed the
emotional difficulty some stu-
dents face when they have
attended a school for several
years with their friends, but are
then forced to attend different
middle or high schools. For
example, some Fletcher Middle
School students attend Fletcher
High School, while others are
assigned to Sandalwood High
School in Jacksonville.
"Rarely [are feeder patterns]
ever going to be perfect," said


DCPS Superintendent Ed Pratt-
Dannals, explaining that the
ratio of elementary, middle and
high schools is not even, but he
said "we will look at the feeder
pattern boundaries to see if
those can be lined up."
While some schools in the
area are facing overcrowding,
such as Fletcher Middle School,
others are under capacity, Fagan
said, adding that there are
approximately 14,000 empty
seats district-wide and approxi-
mately 3,781 surplus seats in the
Southeast quadrant.
A new high school to be locat-
ed near 9A and Baymeadows
will help alleviate some of the
overcrowding at the high school


level and could affect bound-
aries for each high school in the
county, Conner said.
Building another high school
at the Beaches has not been fea-
sible because of the difficulty
acquiring land, according to
Broner, who said that it took the
school board five years to obtain
the property by 9A for the new
high school in the works.
Officials also said that they
are tracking information regard-
ing the potential for a new carri-
er in Mayport that could add
approximately 6,000 more peo-
ple to the area.
DCPS will hold several more
community meetings to discuss
changing district boundaries,


Survey shows improvement in downtown

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According to Thomason, the number of
respondents who said they felt "very safe or
somewhat safe" increased from 78 percent to
82 percent.
Positive views of police efforts to curb crime
downtown also rose from 80 percent to 83
percent, Thomason said.
"Comments included in the surveys had a
consistent message that residents and busi-
ness owners want high police visibility in the
area to continue," he said.
Maria Messer, Who operates Seashells and'
Coral at 230 Boardwalk N. said Thursday that
the program has had a positive impact on
'crime downtown but she thought the area
would be better served with even more police
support.
"Of course it has been better but they were
only budgeted for 40 hours each," she said.
"They need to hire two more. It would be
helpful. It definitely helps anytime they are
out here."
Statistics show that police handled seven


percent fewer incidents last year compared to
the numbers reported in 2006.
In contrast, officers arrested 1,083 persons
in 2007, up four percent from the 1,033 per-
sons arrested in 2006 in downtown
Jacksonville Beach.
Thomason said surveys also make it clear
that public education and higher police visi-
bility create a renewed sense of personal safe-
ty for people in their community.
He noted, however, that other factors such
as the city's socio-economic levels, excessive
alcohol consumption in the downtown area,
the number of bars in the area and the avail-
ability of free parking to draw large crowds
also contribute to the crime problem.
Said Thomason, "While progress has been
made, it is important to stress that -enforce-
ment, public education and high visibility
strategies can only reduce but never eliminate
criminal activities."


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The Beaches are blessed with a vast assortment of
parks.
On Saturday, the city of Atlantic Beach's recreation
department will showcase some of that city's offerings.
For the third annual Tour de Parks, families will be
invited to bring their bike to any city park, beginning
at 9 a.m. and take a biking tour of the city.
While on the 7-mile tour, families will get the
chance to visit several public parks in Atlantic Beach,
receiving a stamp on a "passport-like" document at
each park.
Participants can start at any Atlantic Beach park, but
the main sign up will be at Russell Park.
Registration forms and maps will be available upon
arrival and there is no pre-registration required. Tours
will continue every thirty minutes and take approxi-
mately an hour to an hour half to complete.
Each group of approximately 10 to 15 people will
have a tour guide during the free event.
The police department will provide assistance in
directing traffic and there will be signs posted to direct
bicyclists along the way, according to staff.
The tour offers a great opportunity to visit some of
the city's most attractive areas and is an idea worth
copying in the other Beach communities.
Those participating are asked to follow Florida law
and that means children should wear a helmet.
The program also provides an opportunity for the
city to provide bike safety information to participants.
...._For more information, contact the Parks and
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To the editor:
Well, well! There seems to be
a change of opinion on the St.
John's County Commission as
to the "key" vantages of a
change to a charter form of
county government.
In an amateurish example of
smoke-screen tactics, it has
been proposed that provisions
that have been part of this draft
charter from day one for limits
on term of office and campaign
contributions should be tossed
overboard. The will sink the
charter, it is said. Rather, nei-
ther provision was very impor-.
tant anyway.
The St. John's voters have
chewed up and spit out com-
missioners with some regulari-
ty. We don't need a charter pro-
vision to do that, but, on the
other hand, it would be healthy
for experience-related compe-
tence if we re-elected a couple
of commissioners. As for contri-
butions to political campaigns,


we could use a good explana-
tiop as to the ameliorative
effect of a change to the maxi-
mum from 500 to 250 bucks. In
the last two elections, the can-
didates who raised and speit
the least were elected! .
Ask yourself, of the reasons
you have been given to accept
this proposal, the above two,
plus recall, which is com-
pelling? None! The real reason
that the proponents of a charter
government want to make this
change is that they want theii
own charter, with no check oi
balance, to be able to amend it
at will. The provision to amend
is the objective.
In Duval County, the charter
has over one hundred amend-
ments. If this bare-boat charter
passes, the voters will be swat-
ting amendment flies from now
'until doomsday.

Douglas C. Worth
Ponte Vedra Beach


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Equal representation takes reconfiguring


To the editor:
I was pleased to read that
the City of Atlantic Beach
will soon establish new vot-
ing districts where the voters
will have an "equal chance"
to elect representatives who
will -represent the districts
where they live.
The existing districts are
divided in a way, where the
chances of voters living west
of Seminole Road could not
compete financially with the
more affluent residents liv-
ing close to the ocean.
However, minor changes
will not allow equal repre-
sentation. Voting districts


need a brand new reconfigu-
ration to allow equal repre-
sentation.
The goal is to elect two
Commissioners from east of
Seminole Road and two
Commissioners west of
Seminole Road (or wherever
the other half of voters live).
The simple solution is to
draw a parallel line with the
Ocean and divide the Eastern
area of this boundary to have
approximately. 2,500 regis-
tered voters in each of the
eastern district.
The line separating the
"west" area should have
approximately 2,500 regis-


tered voters.
If you want to have equal
representation for all the
people who live in Atlantic
Beach, you need to follow
this formula.
I urge all the voters and
non-voters in Atlantic Beach
to call the Mayor and request
to follow this proposal.
Without having an equal
number of Commissioners
for east and west of Seminole
Road (a north and south
imaginary line) we can't
have equal representation.

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Celebrate the glorious Son-rise of Easter
in a joyous sunrise worship service,
Easter Sunday, March 23
on the beach at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club,
offered by Christ Episcopal Church.
Worship begins at 6:15 a.m.
Dress casual; flashlights will be promw^


by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
Poverty has no boundaries.
Father William Kelly of St.
Paul's Catholic Church in
Jacksonville Beach calls on the
adage when he hears from
struggling families outside of
his parish boundaries where
volunteers with the St. Vincent
DePaul Society assist those fac-
ing financial hardships.
Since 1833, volunteers with
the Catholic lay organization
have helped poor and needy
clients with basic living
expenses regardless'of race or
religion.
On April 20, the St. Vincent
de Paul Society will celebrate
175 years of service to those
struggling to pay household
bills, cover child care expenses
or afford furniture.
"We couldn't operate with-
out Father Kelly. he is our
biggest backer and our biggest
driver," said Corky Heft, presi-
dent of the Beaches chapter of
the nationwide St. Vincent De
Paul Society.
"He always says 'poverty has
no boundaries' and we've gone
as far as 103rd Street. if some-
one calls with a specific need
we get in our car and we go."
Heft detailed the goals of the
volunteer-based organization
Monday at the Beaches
Integrated Social Services
Network meeting held at the
Jacksonville Beach Community
Center.
Several agencies including
the Beaches Emergency
Assistance Ministry (BEAM),


Every case is judged

on its merits. There is no

limit to what we do
Corky Heft
president of the ~.k"ochcs chapter of the nationwide St.
Vincent De Paul Society


Habitat for Humanity and the
Beaches Resource Center partic-
ipate in the monthly meetings.
"As I roam around with
other agencies I find that peo-
.ple are not familiar with who
we are and what we do," Heft
said.
"Every person in our organi-
zation is a volunteer. Our over-
head is about 5 to 7 percent so
about 95 percent of all dona-
tions go directly to the clients."
In 2007, Heft said the
Beaches chapter served 2,636
clients with financial assis-
tance, furniture deliveries and
holiday donations at Easter,
Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The organization spent
approximately $125,000 last
year and Heft anticipates that
figure will increase for 2008.
"This year we will be way
over that if the first two quar-.
ters are a sign," she said.
Volunteers logged 29,469
miles to travel to the clients'


homes and determine the
nature of need.
"They use their gas, their
cars. There is no reimburse-
ment," Heft said. "We try to
get to people as rapidly as we
can. I personally think we are a
remarkable orga nization."
Heft said volunteers travel in
pairs to visit potential clients
in their homes because "people
are more comfortable in their
own environment."
"We find out things they
wouldn't tell you if they came
to an office. We've seen things
like child or spousal abuse, eld-
erly grandparents sleeping on
couches or school-age children
are at home. We want to find
out why? Why are they in a
particular situation," she said.
"We can rectify [a problem]
with a check but we want to
find out why they are not pay-
ing their electric bills? Why are
they close to eviction? When
we see why, we are able to refer


them to other agencies."
Heft said elderly clients are
especially vulnerable and may
be afraid or unable to seek
assistance. In one case, she
said, an elderly client was sur-
viving on a meager $56 a
month in food vouchers and
$500 in social security.
"In this beach environment,
this is supposed ot pay for rent,
food and utilities. No way, no
how," she said.
The St. Vincent de Paul
Society at the Beaches is one of
the last remaining furniture
ministries in Duval and St.
Johns Counties.
Heft said funding comes
from St. Paul's Catholic Church
and ur Lady Star of the Sea in
Ponte Vedra Beach.
The organization doesn't rely
*on state or federal grants
because of the strings attached,
she said.
Private donations of gently
used furniture and appliances
are always accepted, she said.
A staff of 32 full-time volun-
teers answer phones from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. and make home
visits even on the weekends.
"We have three volunteers
who go out on Saturday and
Sunday that have full-time jobs
during the week," Heft said,
noting that volunteers judge
the individual circumstances
but never the clients.
"Every case is judged on its
merits. There is no limit to
what we do."
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POLICE BEAT


* JACKSONVILLE BEACH
Grand theft was reported
March 12 in the 100 block of
20th Avenue North. The victim
told police he was skateboard-
ing with friends in the endzone
when he placed his backpack
containing a video camera val-
ued at $447 in the grass. An
unknown male suspect rode up
on a black bike and grabbed the
backpack. The victim and his
friends attempted to chase
down the suspect on foot but
were unable to catch up to him.

Identity theft was reported
March 12 in the 1600 block of
Blue Heron Lane. The suspect
used the victim's credit card
information to make an unau-
thorized $1,000 purchase at a
business in Kissimmee. Police
said the suspect also attempted
to make a $2,500 purchase at
another location but it was
denied.

Battery was reported March
12 in the first block of Tallwood
Road. The victim told police she
went to her boyfriend's house at
3 a.m. to confront him about
another woman. She refused to
leave and he carried her to the
doorway and pushed her out-
side, causing her to fall back-
wards and strike her back
against a pillar. The woman told
police that the suspect kicked
her in the stomach while she


was on the ground, the report
said. Police were dispatched to
the man's home while the vic-
tim was still there because she
was throwing rocks at the
house. The man told officers
that they broke up two months
ago and the woman was tres-
passed from the property.
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Identity theft was reported
March 12 in the 1800 block of
3rd Street S. The suspect stole
the victim's purse and used her
debit card to charge $60 at a bar,
signing the victim's name.

Burglary to an vehicle was
reported March 11 in the 500
block of 1st Street North. A cell
phone and other items were
stolen from the vehicle in the
pier parking lot. There was no
sign or forced entry but police
said the victim left a window
partially open.

Video voyeurism was report-
ed March 11 in the 900 block of
4th Street North. The victim,
22, lives in an apartment direct-
ly across the street from a busi-
ness. She told police that she
observed 4 video camera point-
ing out of an upstairs window of
the business aimed directly at
her bedroom window. Officers
placed a taser directly on the
camera and turned it on.
According to a police report, the
laser beam was pointing directly


at the woman's apartment. The
case will be forwarded to the
detective division for follow up.
* *
Grand theft was reported
March 10 in the 1700 block of
3rd Street N. Dishware valued
at $1,300 was stolen from a for-
mer restaurant building.
* *
Grand theft of a motor vehi-
cle was reported March 10 in
the 1300 block of 2nd Street
North. A 2008 silver Chevrolet
four-door valued at $16,000 was
stolen from an apartment com-
plex. The vehicle was leased
from a car rental business and
had not been turned in.

ATLANTIC BEACH
Fraudulent use of credit card
information was reported on
March 4 in the 1000 block of
Camelia Street, according to a
police report.

Christopher Michael Langley,
23, was arrested for possession
of a controlled substance and
possession of drug parapherna-
lia on March 10 in the 100
block of Mayport Road, accord-
ing to a police report.

Leroy Daniel Brown, 46, was
arrested for possession of a con-
trolled substance and a misde-
meanor charge of growing,
manufacturing producing or
concealing a controlled sub-


stance, according to a police
report.

Discharging a firearm in pub-
lic or on a right of way was
reported on March 10 in the
1900 block of Francis Avenue,
according to a police report. A
bullet was lodged in the interior
wall of the victim's house,
according to the report.
* *
Grand theft of a motor vehi-
cle was reported on March 10 in
the 900 block of Ocean
Boulevard, according to a police
report.

John Patrick Farrell, 61, was
arrested for being a habitual
traffic offender on March 8 in
the 300 block of Atlantic
Boulevard, according to a police
report.

NEPTUNE BEACH
Burglary was reported on
March 11 in the 1700 block of
Hamlet Lane N., according to
a police report.
* *
Burglary was reported on
March 10 in the 800 block of
Hagler Drive, according to a
police report. A small refrig-
erator was damaged and some
power tools were missing
from the victim's residence,
according to a police report.
* *
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$20,000 worth of tools stolen from Beaches Habitat for Humanity


Grand theft was reported
on March 13 in the second
block of Ponte Vedra Circle,
according to a police report.


A video camera and 12 pre-
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to replace tools that were
stolen over the weekend.
Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. and


Kellogg's will donate $20,0000
in Lowe's gift cards to the non-
profit organization after multi-
ple power tools were stolen
from a storage shed near a
work site off of Shangri-La
Drive, according to Beaches


Habitat Executive Director
Ralph Marcello.
Several power tools, such as
drills, battery packs, saws and
rail guns were taken, accord-
ing to a police report.
The organization was able to


OBITUARIES


Harold Dunn Jr.
Harold
Dunn Jr., 67, ..
of Atlantic
Beach, died
peacefully .,

e evening, .
March 9.
Dunn was .
born Oct. 30.
1940, in
Alexandria, La., and graduated
from Bolton High School. He
served three years in the U.S.
Army. As a member of the
52nd Artillery Brigade
(NORAD), he' was the prize-
winning editor of "Nike-
SAGE," the only Army-Air
Force joint publication.
Following his Army service,
he attended Louisiana
Technical College. Dunn was
co-founder of the Dunn,
Campbell and Sullivan public
relations firm. He was also sta-
tion manager of KDFC-TV in
Klamath Falls, Ore. He later
Worked as an advertising exec-
utive in New York City.
In 1978, Dunn relocated to
Maryland where he married
and lived with his wife, Judy,
and was owner of Dunn
Antiques in Kensington, Md.
I In 1994 he retired and
moved to Atlantic Beach. After
his retirement he continued
public relations activities from
his home. During their years in
Florida, Dunn and his wife
continued their great love of
travel throughout Europe and
Asia. According to their family,
their favorite trips were when
they were accompanied by
their grandchildren, Sidney
and Ann Katherine (Annie)
Peters.
Dunn was an avid opera fan
and had the unique opportuni-
ty to appear' with the
Metropolitan Opera as a
"Supernumerary" when the
Met was on tour at the
Kennedy Center in
Washington, D.C. He also
loved to cook and his dinner
parties were enjoyed by all of
his friends, his family said.
Surviving family members
include his wife, Judy; his
grandchildren, Sidney, Annie,
and Christopher Duval Peters;
and his daughter-in-law, Alice
Duval Peters, all of Laurel, Md.;
and four surviving brothers,
Thurman Dunn (Leah), Ronald
Dunn (Barbara), Jerry Dunn
(Shirley) and Michael Dunn
(Mary Ann), all of Alexandria,
La.
A memorial service to cele-
brate Dunn's life will be held at
Community Presbyterian
Church in Atlantic Beach at 4
p.m. on Wednesday, March 19.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be made in
Dunn's name to the building
fund of Community
Presbyterian Church, 150


Sherry Drive, Atlantic Beach,
Fla. 32233.

Walter Edward
Floyd
Walter Edward Floyd died
March 11, 2008.
He was born on Sept. 14,
1921, in the Fishing Village of
Mayport. He was the descen-
dant of one of the oldest
Minorcan families of Mayport.
He was preceded in death by
his father, Theodore R. Floyd;
his mother, Marcella "Aunt
Sallie" Floyd Farnell; stepfa-
ther, John C. Farnell; and
brother, Theodore R. "Teedie"
Floyd. He is survived by his
brother, John C. Farnell, wife
(Theresa); son, Walter Edward
Floyd Jr., wife (Shari); daugh-
ter, Lillian Wachtstetter, hus-
band (Joe); the mother of his
children, Dorothy Wynema
Prince Floyd; grandchildren,
Jason "Coonshine"
Wachtstetter, Joshua Floyd and
Amy Kirwin; and his great-
grandchildren, Raymond and
Adelaide Wachtstetter, Braxton
and Riley Kirwin, and Jack and
Sadie Floyd.
Floyd shrimped his boats,
WYNEMA during the shrimp-
ing season, and the off season
he chartered his boats for
deep-sea fishing parties. The
family said they take comfort
in knowing his extended ill-
ness is over and he is having a
great reunion with family,
friends and the Lord.
A visitation will be held
from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday,
March 16, in Quinn-Shalz
Funeral Home. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be cele-
brated at 11 a.m. Monday,
March 17, in St. John the
Baptist Catholic Church, with
the Reverend Joseph Meehan
as Celebrant. Entombment will
follow in Beaches Memorial
Park with full military honors.
Services under the care of
Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.

Ellen Furry
Morgan

Ellen Furry Morgan died
Monday, March 10, 2008, at
age 90.
Born in Bromley, N.J.,
Morgan came to Florida in
1958 after a career with the E.I.
DuPont de Nemours Company
in Wilmington, Del., and mar-
ried her late husband, "Bill,"
and became mother of his chil-
dren. According to, her family,
she was a wonderful mother
and a devout Catholic who
served eight years as the parish
leader of religious education,
assisting children and families
with sacramental preparation
at St. Williams Catholic
Church in Keystone Heights.


After her husband's retire-
ment from DuPont, they spent
a lively and active life boating
on Lake Geneva, cruising in
the Caribbean, and playing
dominoes with friends. She
spent recent years as a devoted
grandmother "Nana" close to
her grandchildren, her family
said. She enjoyed her 90th
birthday and family reunion
during the summer of 2007.
She is survived by sons,
Robert W. Morgan II and wife
Mary of Naples, Fla.; son, Peter
W. Morgan, wife, Jeannine and
children, Anna, Brigid,
Dorothy and Josephine of
Ponte Vedra Beach; son, Harry
L. Morgan III and children,
Amanda and Sean of
Charlotte, N.C.; and daughter,
Mary Ann Muther, of Orlando.
Other family members
include her brother, Thomas,
and his wife Eleanor, of New
Castle, Del., and their children
(nieces) Margaret Furry,
Wilmington, Del.; Dorothy
Furry, Philadelphia, Pa.; Anna
LaMotte, Seattle; Josephine
Moore, New Castle; and
numerous grand nephews and
nieces.
Mrs. Morgan was prede-
ceased by her husband of 43
years, H. L. Morgan Jr.; her
father and mother, Thomas
and Anna Furry; her sister,
Betty Randolph; her brother,
William Furry; and nephew,
Fred Furry.
Visitation will be held from
7 to 9 p.m. today, Friday,
March 14, in Quinn-Shalz
Funeral Home. A Memorial
Mass will be held at 10 a.m.
Saturday, March 15, in St. John
the Baptist Catholic Church,
with the Reverend Joseph
Meehan as Celebrant. A
Graveside Service will be held
at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16, in
Keystone Heights Cemetery,
Keystone Heights, Fla., with
the Reverend Mike Williams as
Celebrant.
The family asks donations be
made to the Poor Box/St
Vincent de Paul Society at St.
John the Baptist Catholic
Church, Atlantic Beach, Fla.


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Hazel Moore Todd, an
Atlantic Beach resident, died
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008.
She was born Hazel M.
Moore Nov. 1, 1928, in
Douglas, Ga., where she lived
until she moved her family to
the beach in 1960. She grad-
uated from Douglas High
School, Douglas, and South
Georgia College, Douglas,
where she was a member of
the basketball team.
She worked for several doc-
tors both at the Beaches
Hospital and in the local area
before joining the staff of the
Duval County Medical
Examiners Office, from
which she retired after over
20 years of service.
She is survived by two
daughters, Toni T. Pesterfield
(husband Dave) of
Jacksonville, and Debbie T
Herlyn (husband Mark) of
Wilton, Conn., and by one
son, Mike Todd, of
Jacksonville. Also surviving
are two grandchildren, Mack
and Olivia Herlyn of Wilton,
eight nieces and nephews,
and numerous great nieces
and nephews.
A memorial service will be
held Sunday, April 13, 11
a.m., at Hardage-Giddens
Funeral Home at Chapel Hill
Memory Gardens, 850 St.
Johns Bluff Road,
Jacksonville, Fla. 32225, 904-
641-9755.
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Hazel M. Todd.
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Builder's Care moving ARC into new JB home


by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
With extensive renovations to
its new location complete, the
ARC at Jacksonville Beach will
move at 9 a.m. today into the
city's former Parks and
Recreation building at 321
Penman Road.
The Beaches chapter of the
Association of Retarded Citizens


(ARC) recently ended its 10-
year-lease at 850 6th Avenue
North in the city's Community
Services building.
That facility will be converted
into a medical clinic to serve the
underprivileged, the homeless
and those with little or no insur-
ance.
Volunteers with the Northeast
Florida Business Association


Builder's Care program brought
the building into compliance
with the Americans Disability
Act with improved handicap
accessibility.
The ARC at Jacksonville Beach
serves 25 clients with varying
disabilities. Builders care will
help the clients move into the
facility and will host an appreci-
ation lunch for volunteers from


the NEFBA Sales and Marketing
Council.
Builders Care is a non profit
division of the NEFBA that was
established to help reduce sub-
standard housing conditions by
donating repair services to
homes in disrepair for low
income, elderly or disabled resi-
dents.


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Baptist Medical
Center Beaches
Administrator Mark
Slyter Thursday
presents a $10,000
check to Dr.
Richard
Christensen, direc-
tor of.behavioral
health at the
Sulzbacher Center,
to be used to help
improve the mental
health of homeless
individuals at the
'Beaches.


Meserve pledges city will participate in Mayport Road community initiatives


by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
STAFF WRITER
Several community-driven
initiatives and events aimed at
tackling crime and safety along
Mayport Road are anticipated
over the next few months.
After a community meeting
with concerned residents and
Atlantic Beach Public Safety and
City officials Tuesday, meeting
facilitator Milton "Sarge" Hall
said he will put together a "blue
print" for a trash cleanup event
and a community walk and run.


"These two initiatives are
something we all agreed on that
we need to do as a motivational
effort," he said, although details
are still being worked out.
Mayor John Meserve, who
attended Tuesday's meeting,
said that the city will participate
in the organization-sponsored
events.
The group, which has held
two meetings in the last month
and has a third planned in
April, is also considering estab-
lishing a neighborhood watch


program. Commissioner
Carolyn Woods also suggested
the group form a safety council,
according to Hall.
The community meetings
have coincided with a city-
spearheaded effort to clean up
the Mayport Road corridor.
"I think it's wonderful. I
think it's the greatest goal we've
had in the city in many years,"
Meserve said Wednesday.
The group will meet again
April 15 at 6 p.m. at the Donner
Park Community Center, 2072


George St.
But, before the next commu-
nity meeting, Meserve said he
wants to initiate a stakeholders
meeting involving business
owners, Jacksonville city offi-
cials and Navy officials to
gather their input as well.
Meserve also said that he has
spoken with Jacksonville Mayor
John Peyton, who is supportive
of the project, and Sheriff John
Rutherford, who will be invited
to discussions with the city.


Realtor shares 'good news' about home market here


Below is the information
about the positive aspects of
the local real estate market
being distributed by Realtor
Paul Gruenther this week. He
has been distributing the
information while standing
along AlA in south
Jacksonville Beach.
*Jacksonville One of Ten
Best Cities F-or Bargain
C' Househunters- -.-
Jacksonville was named
number eight of the Ten Best
Cities for Bargain House-
hunters.
"Jacksonville didn't go
through an obscene spectla-
tion boom, making its recov-
ery cycle far less daunting
than other Florida spots. Job
growth isn't outstanding,


about average for the cities we
measured, but the foreclosure
rate is lower than any of the
Florida cities we looked at,
making the high inventory
rate more likely to improve
than get worse."
Jacksonville Area Among
Most Likely To Attract New
Residents
Sean Snaith, directQr.-of.the
Institute: ,, for-" -. Economic
Competitiveness at the
University of Central Florida,
says the state's lower-cost mar-
kets are most likely to attract
residents. Orlando, Tampa Bay
and Jacksonville will recover
more quickly than Miami/Fort
Lauderdale and Naples/Fort
Myers, he believes.
Home Values To Show


Positive Growth
"A recent report by the
state's Office of Economic &
Demographic Research esti-
mates ...values in Duval
County will climb by 3% in
2008. Duval and Leon, which
includes Tallahassee, are the
only two counties in the state
that will show positive growth
in those values next year,
according to the economists."
Job Growth Anticipated
in Jacksonville Area
Jacksonville was ranked #26
in the Forbes 100 Best Cities
for Jobs in 2008.
Jacksonville ranked 19th
among the 100 markets in pri-
vate sector job growth. The
metro had 561,700 private-
sector jobs and an unemploy-


ment rate of 3.8 percent in
June 2007.
"Area inflation less than
rest of nation.
Inflation jumped higher in
the Jacksonville area in 2007,
but it was still better than the
rest of the country"
Jacksonville Quality of
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Jacksonville ninth in its top
ten list of the nation's 50
largest metro areas. The rank-
ing was based on pollution
levels, climate, crime, unem-
ployment rate, finances
(including income levels and
monthly home payments) and
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A family-oriented bicycle
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Atlantic Beach Parks will take
place Saturday.
The third annual Tour de
Parks, sponsored by the city
of Atlantic Beach and the the
Cultural Arts and Recreation
Advisory Committee, will
begin at 9 a.m. and end at
noon, according to the city's
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Bicyclists on the seven-mile
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signs posted to direct bicy-
clists along the way, accord-
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SPORTS


March 14, 2008


SSenators display talent bn the track


DAVID
ROSENBLUM
SPORTS WRITER


Crystal in

pinstripes,

bad tires,

Danica

and more

I'd like to know why the
New York Yankees would
sign actor Billy Crystal to a
one-day contract. Yes, Crystal
is a huge fan of the Yankees
and this is mainly a "fun-and-
games" gig, but this is the
Yankees, not some lowly team
desperately in need of some
wacky PR stunt like, say, the
Kansas City Royals.
The Yankees already have
celebrities like Derek Jeter and
Alex Rodriguez. They don't
need a famous actor to sell a
few extra tickets.
Seriously, was it really that
much fun to Watch Garth
Brooks hit 2-for-47 (a .042 bat-
ting average for all you num-
bers people out there) in three
separate stints with Major
League teams?
Didn't Michael Jordan make
a fool out of himself too try-
ing to play baseball?
Please leave the game to
those who are supposed to be
playing...
Major Leagues Baseball is
sending two teams, the San
Diego Padres and the Los
Angeles Dodgers, across the
Pacific to play two games in
China this weekend. The
league is looking to help
spread the interest in other
countries.
Not sure if I'm the only one
who sees this, but aren't half
the players on MLB teams
from other counties? I know
China had a team in the
World Baseball Classic a few
years ago and will have one in
the Olympics in a few
months, so apparently they
know of the sport.
China's neighbors in Japan
produce some of the best
baseball prospects in the land
and youth teams from Asia are
typically powerhouses ini the
Little League World Series.
The MLB is hoping the trip
will spark interest in China,
which apparently hasn't been
very committed to playing
great baseball over the years. I
say if they aren't committed
to playing, then why bother
them...
NASCAR driver Tony
Stewart had a right to com-
plain publicly about
Goodyear's terrible tires. And
Dale Jarrett is dead on when
he said that Goodyear needs
to produce different tires for
the different cars.
The cars are now completely
different in all three series.
The trucks are, well, trucks,
the Nationwide cars are still
the "old" style car and the
Sprint Cup cars are now the
Car of Tomorrow. The trucks
are the lightest of the three
and the CoT produces less
downforce than the others.
I've seen races on dirt tracks
where the cars had more grip
than they did in Atlanta last
weekend. To have the top
three finishers from that race
say the tires weren't good
means, well, the tires weren't
good...
Another Jarrett, Carolina
Panthers receiver Dwayne
Jarrett was recently charged
with DWI. Guess they don't
pay him enough to get a cab
(or a limo) for the ride home
after having a few drinks. I'm
sure either one would have
cost a little less than the
$1,000 bond he posted to get
out of jail, or the possible sus-
pension he may get for violat-
ing the leagues personal con-
duct policy...
I like Sports Illustrated's idea
of featuring Danica Patrick in
this year's swimsuit issue. I'd
like to cast an early vote and
suggest the NHRA's Ashley
Force for next year.


T he Fletcher High
Senators ran, jumped
and threw there way to
success during Tuesday's Terry
Parker Invitational track and
field meet featuring teams
from Forrest, Sandalwood and
the host school.
Several Senators won their
events and a few, like distance
runners Marki Lyon and
Megan Bary, are set to com-
pete in tomorrow's Bob Hayes
Classic at Raines High School.


Photos by ROB DeANGELO

RIGHT: Fletcher high jumper
Trey Noble reacts as he hits
the bar on one of his attempts.

BELOW: Long-jumper Olivia
Wright sails through the air
toward the landing pit.

BELOW RIGHT: Megan Bary
leads the pack during her leg
of the girls 4 x 800 relay.

BOTTOM: Fletcher's Marki
Lyon, right, looks for room to
pass while running her leg of
the girls 4 x 800 relay race.


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Warren makes the most of final UNF season


Photo courtesy
of UNF


Currently
in his sen-
ior season
at the
University
of North
Florida,
former
Nease
High star
Andy
Warren is
currently
hitting
.292 with
six RBIs
for the
Ospreys
heading
into this
weekend's
action
against
Belmont
College.


By JOHNNY WOODHOUSE
ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Andy Warren is making the best of his
final season of eligibility for the
University of North Florida's baseball
team.
The redshirt senior is batting .292 with
6 RBI heading into this weekend's
Atlantic Sun Conference series with host
Belmont (Tenn.) College.
Warren, a 2003 honors graduate of
Nease High School and a former third-
team all-state selection, had four hits,
including two run-scoring doubles in the
Ospreys' three-game series win over visit-
ing Lipscomb (Tenn.) University.
A starting first baseman for the
Division I Ospreys, Warren (6-0, 210) also
holds a 1.000 fielding percentage over
the first 13 games of the season, with a
team-high 48 putouts and no errors in 58
chances.
In Monday's road win over Bethune-
Cookman College, the Ponte Vedra Beach
resident went 2-for-4 with an RBI in a 6-1
UNF decision.
A converted third baseman Warren has
started seven games at first base this sea-
son and appeared in 12 of 13 games. He
bats in the bottom of the lineup, but
owns the sixth best average on a team
hitting .304 this season.


Against B-CC, Warren singled twice,
walked and reached on a fielder's choice
that netted a run.
In a 9-7 victory over Lipscomb (5-7)
last Sunday at Harmon Stadium, Warren
singled to left in his first at-bat and plat-
ed a run. He singled to right center in the
sixth inning.
A day earlier in UNF's 13-6 triumph
over the visiting Bisons, Warren drove in
four runs on a pair of doubles in the first
and second innings to spark the Ospreys
to a 10-0 early lead.
Sitting dead red with an 0-2 count and
two outs, Warren doubled to left in his
second at-bat, driving in the ninth and
10th runs.
A fifth-year senior, Warren, 23, started
24 games last season and played in 33
games as a sophomore.
A finance major minoring in math,
Warren was named to the Peach Belt
Conference Presidential Honor Roll twice.
During the summer, Warren works on
the grounds crew for the Jacksonville
Suns.
Freshman Sam Perry, a 2007 Fletcher
High grad, is batting .182 this season in
spot duty, but has scored three runs as a
pinch runner.
Perry is normally the first runner off
the bench for UNF. He walked and scored
a run against Lipscomb last week.


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Fishing
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-Wear.
The ecotourism event also
supports the St. Johns
Riverkeeper and Coastal
Conservation Association.
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 ban-


quet.
Trophies, kayaks, fishing
gear and gift certificates will be
awarded for first- through
fourth-place finishers in four
open divisions, and f
through third places ii the fly
fishing division.
Kayak fishermen can register
online at JacksonvilleKayak-
FishingClassic.com or can also
pick up an entry form at spon-
sors' locations.

The next Xtreme RedFish
Tournament will take place
March 29 out of Joe Carlucci
boat ramp. A captain's meeting
will take place on Friday,
March 28 at 7 p.m. at Billy's
Boathouse Grill.
For additional information
contact George Atelevich at
514-4829.

St. Johns County's Patrick
Pearce has qualified to fish in
the Toyota Texas Bass Classic.
He recently finished third out
of 64 contestants in a qualify-


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took at the Diamond B Ranch just west of Gainesville last
Sunday. It was shot at a distance of 150 yards with a 3.-30
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ing tournament in Texas.
The Texas Bass Classic will
take place in mid-April at Lake
Fork in a three-day, four-man
team format with a total purse
of $750,000.

Football and Cheer-
leading registration
Jacksonville Beach Pop
Warner football and cheerlead-
ing registration will take place
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 jaxbeachjaguars.com or by
phoning Susan Miles at 249-
0712.

Golf
The Nease High School
Senior Men's Club charity golf
tournament is scheduled for
Monday, March 31 at Ponte
Vedra Inn and Club's
redesigned Lagoon Course.
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
assisting families in need of
affordable housing.
For more information or to
register, phone Dean Bud
Beech at 686-4075 or 819-8309
or via e-mail at beechjr@com-
cast.net.

Jetty-2-Jetty
Ultramnarathon
The Performance Jetty-2-
Jetty ultramarathon and team
relay will take place Saturday,
March 22 at Hanna Park.
Runners will start south at 9
a.m. and race until they finish
at the St. Augustine inlet.
The Jetty-2-Jetty race is the
world's longest beach run -
35 miles from Mayport to St.
Augustine. Participants may
run solo or in teams of up to
five runners.


When I answered my
cell phone, the first
thing that Joanna
yelled was "This is bad. This is
really bad!" To which I asked,
"Is it crooked?"
Joanna began to tell me
that her youngest son, Sam,
had fallen on a skateboard
ramp, and now his arm was
horribly bent. I
told her to go
directly to the
Baptist Nassau
ER, and I would
see her there.
They were
checked in, an
IV was started,
'and he was
given a little
pain medicine
to calm him
down.
When I
walked in Sam GREI
was calm. In SMITI
fact, he barely CONTR
noticed me. He
was watching
Cartoon Network from a small
television suspended over his
head.
I took a look at his X-rays
and saw the he had broken
both of the bones in his fore-
arm, and we would have to set
it, and then put him into a
cast.
Using the IV that had been
placed in the hand of Sam's
broken forearm, I performed
what is called a Bier block. A
blood pressure cuff is applied
to his upper arm, then inflated,
and then Novocaine is injected
into the arm through the IV.
While I worked, Sam contin-
ued to act as if I wasn't even
there, for his eyes remained
glued to the television.
We've all seen the mind
numbing effects TV has on our


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able at
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Surfing
The Surfing the Blues Surf
Fest is scheduled for Saturday,
April 5 and Sunday, April 6.
It's the fifth consecutive year
of Surfing the Blues, which is
presented by Florida Surfing
Association, Aqua East Surf
Shop and George's Music
Springing the Blues music fes-
tival.
This year's Surfing the Blues
contest kicks off at the south
end of the Jacksonville Beach
Pier on April 5 with qualifying
heats in five shortboard divi-
sions: Boys 14 and Under,
Juniors 17 and Under, Open,
Open Women and Open Pro
Challenge.
There is a $25 entry fee for
amateurs and $100 for the
Open Pro division.
Entry forms are available at
the Neptune Beach location of
Aqua East Surf Shop or may be
obtained online at floridasurf-
ing.org. All entry forms must
be received by April 1.

Wrestling
The Beach Intracoastal West
traveling wrestling club will
begin its annual spring-fall
program at the Fletcher High
School cafeteria on Mondays
and Thursdays.
Enrollment fee is $50 and
practice schedule is as follows:
High School from March 3 to
May 29 Monday and Thursday
from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m.;
Middle School from 4:20 p.m.
until 5:30 p.m.
June 5 to July 25 Monday
and Thursday from 5:30 p.m.
until 7:30 p.m. for all
wrestlers.
All wrestlers or new wrestlers
in the local area are invited to
attend. Wrestlers visiting the
local area are also welcome.
Participants will train in folk-


kids, but researchers have
shown that kids watching TV
actually require less medication
during medical procedures.
In a study from the
University of Siena in Italy,, Dr.
Carlo Bellieni showed that kids
who were allowed to watch TV
during a medical procedure
reported less pain, and required
less medication than those
who did not.
Interestingly,
it was also noted.
that given the
choice of being
comforted by
Mom, or by TV,
the majority of
children said
that they pre-
ferred the televi-
^ sion. The results
of this research
were published
in the British
ORYD journal Archives
, M.D. of Disease in
BUTOR Childhood.
Once the
medicine that I
injected had taken effect and
Sam's arm was completely
numb, I then set the bones
back into position. He did look
up briefly when he heard them
snap back into place.
I would get another X-ray to
check his alignment and make
sure that I was happy with the
position of the bones, and then
placed him into a long arm
cast. Joanna was amazed at
how pain free the whole thing
was, and at how calm her son
was during the whole event.
Sam would spend the next
three weeks in his long cast, at
which time I would then
switch him over to a short arm
cast for a couple of more weeks
until healed. I was happy to
have been able to help, and
happy Sam had his TV.









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Carroll to show how surfboard shaping is done


By JENNIFER KNOECHEL
STAFF WRITER

In the beginning it was all
about the surfboard,"
reads the web page intro-
duction chronicling surf-
board shaper Ricky Carroll's
winning the 2007 Sacred
Craft Surfboard Expo at the
Del Mar Fairgrounds in San
Diego.
Today Carroll is presenting
a shaping demo from foam
to finish at Sunrise Surf Shop
in Jacksonville Beach from 3
p.m. until 6 p.m.
"I think people who have
never seen a board being
shaped are surprised at how
hand-shaped they are," said
Carroll. "They are not just
popped out of a machine.
There is a lot of craftsman-
ship into making it symmet-
rical and making it perform


the way a surfer wants it to
in different con-
ditions."
Carroll's com-
pany, R&D Surf,
is a surfboard
manufacturing
company locat-
ed in Satellite
Beach, where
Carroll has lived
most of his life.
Out of the fac-
tory he creates
his own line of
boards, RC surf-
boards, and
glasses boards
for about 10 dif-
ferent labels, S u
including the
.Hawaiian com-
pany Local
Motion, for dis-
tribution on the
East Coast.
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Ricky Carroll shapes a board per a surfer's specifications.
Carroll will demonstrate his techniques today at Sunrise Surf
Shop in Jacksonville Beach from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. ."' ,"


leading retailer of Ricky
Carroll boards
in North
Florida.
"His boards
are the best on
the East Coast
and some of the
best boards in
the nation if not
worldwide," said
Justin Quintal,
18, a senior at
Fletcher High
and one of the
top longboard
surfers in the
world.
"He's open-
minded to new
ideas and just a
shaper."
Carroll, 48,
said he started
shaping boards
out of necessity.
When he was 13 years old,
he found a longboard aban-
doned on the beach, took it
home, stripped the glass off,
reshaped the board and start-
ed surfing. In 1980 he started
shaping full-time working at
area surfboard factories and
estimates he's shaped more
than 26,000 boards in his
career.
In the past he has shaped
boards for the Hobgood
brothers, currently on the
World Championship Tour,
and he now also shapes for
Shane Horan, a Gulf Coast
native who surfs in the World
Qualifying Series.
Most of Carroll's custom
boards cost about $500 and
up. He has also shaped some
wood boards for about
$4,000. He said his rocket
fish model is one of the most
popular shapes as well as his
performance longboards.
"I pride myself in being ver-
satile," Carroll said. "I think
the best quality in a good
shaper is to listen to what
your customer wants. The
best shaper is the one with
the most satisfied customers."
Carroll will perform today's
shaping demo out of a trailer
with a Plexiglas window in
the parking lot in front of
Sunrise. Boards will also be
available for sale.
More information on
Carroll and his surfboard
shaping can be found at his
website: rickycarrollsurf-
boards.com.


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Fletcher High's Olivia Wright, in purple, clears the penultimate hurdle in her race Tuesday during the Terry Parker
Invitational track meet. Wright won the event and also competed in the girls long jump and 100 meters.


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Camelot
"Camelot," presented by
the Flagler College Theatre
Arts Department and with
an orchestra on stage, is
performed at 7:30 p.m.
March 14-15 and 2 p.m.
March 16. Tickets are $10-
$20. The Flagler College
Auditorium is on Granada
Street in downtown St.
Augustine. For information,
call 819-6400.
Tour de Parks
Tour de Parks, the third
annual family bike ride
around the Atlantic Beach
parks, begins when the first
tour leaves at 9 a.m. March
15 and continues every 30
minutes until the last tour
leaves at 12 p.m. Each tour
involves an approximately
seven-mile bike ride that
visits almost all the public
parks in Atlantic Beach.
Tour, guides will assist with
the route, and traffic offi-
cers will help with street
crossing. Participants are
urged to follow Florida law,
which mandates helmets for
anyone under the age of 18
riding a bike. For informa-
tion, contact Alicia Paley at
477-0197 or
aliciapaley@gmail.com or
call Atlantic Beach Parks
and Recreation at 247-5828.
Last Hours of Christ
Christ Episcopal Church
presents the "Last Hours of
Christ," an interactive, spir-
tual drama for the entire
family, from 5-9 p.m. March
15-16 at DayBreak, a retreat
center at 895 Palm Valley
Road, Route 210. The drama
unfolds on a one-third-mile
walk over a dusty trail with
more than 150 actors of all
ages in costume transported
into another time. The walk
begins every 20 minutes.
Admission is free of charge.
For information, call the
church at 285-6127.
Music for a Sunday
Morning
Music for a Sunday
Morning, held at the
Unitarian Universalist
Church of Jacksonville,
7405 Arlington Expressway,
is free and open to the pub-
lic. All offerings begin at
10:45 a.m. March 17 offers
a Spring Hymn sing, with
Jeanne Huebner, piano; The
Joyful Singers, Dr. Sharon
Scholl, director; and Songs
of Peace. UCCJ music direc-
tor Henson Markham can
be reached at 904-346-0373.
For information about
Music for a Sunday
Morning, visit
www.uujax.org.
Guana Kayak Tours
GTM Research Reserve
Lake Guana kayak tours are
offered from 1-3 p.m. and
5:30-7:30 p.m. March 16.
The tours are appropriate
for ages 12 and up and cost
$45. All kayaking equip-
ment, instruction, reserve
entry fee/parking and tour
is included. Reservations
must be made. Call Ripple
Effect Ecotours at 904-347-
1565 to reserve a space. For
information and tour dates,
go to www.rippleeffecteco-
tours.com.
Free Tuesdays at
Cummer
Admission to the
Cummer Museum of Art &
Gardens is free every
Tuesday from 4-9 p.m.,
sponsored by AT&T. The
Cummer Museum is at 829
Riverside Ave., Jacksonville.
For information, call 904-
356-6857 or visit www.cum-
mer.org.
Blues Jams
Blues Jams are held from
8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. every
Wednesday at Mardi Gras,
123 San Marco Ave., St.
Augustine. For information,
call 823-8806 or visit
www.ancientcityblues.com.
North Beaches Art Walk
The North Beaches Art
Walk is held the third
Thursday of each month or,
in the case of March, March
20. For information, call
First Street Gallery at 241-
6928 or Archway Framing
and Gallery at 249-2222.


Frank leads charge




for 'Ladies of Alamo'


by JOHNNY WOODHOUSE
ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Celia Frank said she "kind of
gave up theater" when she
moved to the Beaches in 1993.
With three growing boys to
raise, the former aspiring
actress and one-time theater
reviewer welcomed a respite
from the stage lights.
It took a tug on her apron
strings to bring Frank out of
self-imposed retirement.
"My middle son was interest-
ed in auditioning for a play,"
recalled Frank, the first-year


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artistic director of the Atlantic Beach
Experimental Theatre (ABET).
"I took him to ABET and that's how I met
Carson. She talked me into directing and I also
became president of the [ABET) board."
Frank co-directed a trio of. plays with ABET
founder Carson Merry Baillie before branching
out on her own to direct four plays at
Jacksonville Beach-based Players By the Sea
Community Theater.
Last year, she succeeded the semi-retired
Baillie as ABET's artistic director. Today's open-
ing of "Ladies of the Alamo" at ABET marks
Frank's return to the ABET stage as a director.
The play begins at 8 p.m. today and
Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at 716 Ocean


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Tickets are $15 and $11 for
seniors, students and mili-
mething I tary. Call 249-7177 for reser-
vations.
md to do. It's "This is something I really
comedy. wanted to do," Frank said
about the 1975 play by
at I love the Pulitzer Prize winner Paul
Zindel, author of the 1971
Broadway hit "The Effect of
Gamma Rays on Man-in-
a Frank -the-Moon Marigolds."
a Fran "It's a Southern comedy.
director That's what I love the
most."
Frank's affinity for Zindel's material goes
back to East Tennessee State University (ETSU),
where she performed in a college production
of "Gamma Rays."
"I knew what a great playwright he was,"
said Frank, who mirrored in English in college
and wrote theater reviews for The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution in the 1970s and '80s.
"It's a great script. It's like a catfight on stage.
And the cast is really strong."
Set in a lavish reception room of a regional
theater in Texas, the play centers around
embattled Alamo Theatre founder Dede


See ABET, B-2


Photo by CARSON MERRY BAILLIE
Pam Larson, from left, Ellen Hare and Libby Maxwell in a scene from "Ladies of the Alamo," a
Southern comedy from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paul Zindel.


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Irish storyteller Tomaseen Foley headlines today's BFAS event.

Foley's St. Patrick's Day

celebration at St. Paul's


FROM CONTRIBUTOR
The Beaches Fine Arts Series
presents master storyteller
Tomaseen Foley at 7:30 p.m.
today at St. Paul's by the Sea
Episcopal Church, 1150 5th St.
N., Jacksonville Beach.
The performance is free and
seating is first-come, first-
served. Doors open 45 minutes
prior to the performance.
Foley will be joined by
Grammy Award-winning gui-
tarist William Coulter,
Kathleen Keane on fiddle, tin
whistle, vocals and Irish dance
and Brian Bigley on the
Uilleann pipes, whistle, low
whistle and flute.
The exhibiting visual artist is
Yvonne Lozano, a 1995 gradu-
ate of Douglas Anderson
School of the Arts.
Foley, billed as "a master of
the Irish narrative and a keeper
of the flame for a priceless
piece of Irish culture," was
born on a small farm in the
remote parish of Teampall an
Ghleanntain in the West of
Ireland.
His show, "A Saint Patrick's
Day Celebration," recalls the
days in Ireland before the
motor car, television or tele-


phone ,and honors St Patrick
and the shamrock with stories,
song and dance.
Coulter is an internationally
acclaimed master of the steel-
string guitar.
He has been performing and
recording traditional Celtic
and American folk music for 25
years. The most recent of his
seven CDs on the Gourd Music
label is the solo album "The
Road Home."
Keane, a musician and
dancer, has appeared in films
such as "The Road to
Perdition" and "The Cinderella
Man."
As well as being considered a
child prodigy on the tin whis-
tle, The Chicago Tribune called
Keane as "one of the world's
finest Celtic fiddlers."
She studied Irish step danc-
ing under "Lord of the Dance"
ceeator Michael Flatley and
qualified for the World
Championships for seven con-
secutive years.
higley is also a world-class
Irish step dancer who compet-
ed in the World
Championships in Glasgow,
Scotland, in 2002 and in
Killarney, Ireland,-in 2003.


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"Evita," a Tony Award-winning play about Eva Peron, the wife of
a former Argentine dictator, will be performed at 8 p.m. Saturday
at the Moran Theater. Call 632-3228 for ticket details.


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Liza Minnelli will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at the Moran Theater. Tickets rang
from $66 to $206. Call 632-3228 for details.


ABET: Frank directs Zindel comedy


Cont. from B-1
Cooper.
According to a synopsis of
the play, Cooper is mired in a
power struggle with the the-
ater's chairwoman, who is
scheming to replace Cooper
with a fading Hollywood
actress.
As the decisive board meet-
ing nears, the battle heats up
between Cooper and the oppo-
sition, with no one leaving
unscathed.
Frank tapped Pam Larson to
play the lead role of Dede
Cooper. Judy Hulett plays
Cooper's trusty ally, Bella
Gardner. Libby Maxwell is can-
tankerous board chair Joanne


Easter Egg Hunt /
Registration is underway for
the Jacksonville Beach
Recreation and Parks
Department's 25th annual
Easter Egg Hunt, free to all par-
ticipants and starting at 11
a.m. March 15 at Tall Pines
Park. Rain date is March 16.
Categories include toddlers 2
and under, 3-4 year olds, 5-6
year olds and 7-8 year olds.
Parents are allowed to accom-
pany toddlers and small chil-
dren. Prizes will be awarded in
each category for prize eggs.
The egg hunt is limited to 110'
children. For information, call
Recreation and Parks at 247-
6236. *
Art Contest for Fourth
Graders
The GTM Research Reserve
hosts its second annual art
contest for fourth-grade stu-
dents to commemorate
National Estuaries Day. All
entries must be received by
April 30. The theme is "Where
the River Meets the Sea." The
winner receives a kayak eco-
tour for two, courtesy of Ripple
Effect Eco Tours. In addition,
the winner's artwork will be
imaged on the GTM Research
Reserve National Estuaries Day
T-shirt. The runner-up receives
a boat tour for.up to four peo-
ple. The third-place finisher
gets a family annual pass to
the GTM Research Reserve.
Winners will be announced
May 30. For contest rules and
guidelines, go to www.gtmn-
err.org. For information, call
904-823-4500.
UNF Youth Sports and
Fitness
Open registration for the
UNF Youth Sports and Fitness
summer camp runs to May 30.
Registrations must be made in
person. The camp, which will
be held June 9-Aug. 1, is for
kids aged 5-14. For informa-
tion about the camp, call 904-
620-2998 or go online at
www.unf.edu/recsports/camps.
htm. To register, pick up a
camp packet at the UNF Arena.
Osprey EcoCamp
Registration for the Osprey
EcoCamp, for children ages 7
to 12, is underway at the UNF
Arena. The camp starts June 9
and runs through Aug. 1.
There will be no camp July 7-
18. For information about the


Remington.
Rounding out the all-female
cast are Katie Metz and ABET
newcomer Ellen Hare. Frank
directed Larson and Hulett in
"Octet Bridge Club" at Players.
Maxwell has acted at ABET,
Players and Theatre Jax. Metz
recently appeared in "The Ride
Down Mt. Morgan" at ABET.
Hare has performed at the
Orange Park Community
Theatre and at Stockton State
(N.J.) College.
Frank met her husband of 31
years, Bryan, on the set of
"Gamma Rays" at ETSU,.where
her future father-in-law, Bud
Frank, was a theater professor.
Bryan Frank has been a


FOR THE KIDS

Osprey EcoCamp, call UNF at
904-620-1810 or go online at
www.unf.edu/recsports/nature
/summer. To register, pick up a
camp packet at the UNF Arena.
St. Johns County Museum
for Children
The board of directors of a
not-for-profit organization
whose mission is to open a
hands-on, interactive museum
for children in St. Johns
County will host roundtable
discussions this spring. The
roundtables are a continuation
of the first discussion the
group held at the St. Augustine
Lighthouse & Museum in June
2007. Participants will learn
more about what is being
planned and need to RSVP at
least one week before the
scheduled date. All sessions
begin at 12 p.m. on the follow-
ing dates: March 18, Southeast
Branch Library; April 1,
Bartram Trail Branch Library;
April 8, Hastings Branch
Library; April 15, Ponte Vedra
Beach Branch Library; and
April 29, Anastasia Island
Branch Library. For informa-
tion about the Children's


behind-the-scenes helped
many of his wife's direc
pursuits, including "Lad


the Alamo."
Celia Frank briefly pursued
an acting career after college,
appearing at the Parkway
Playhouse in Burnsville, N.C.,
and the Barter Theater in
Abington, Va., before review-
ing plays in the Atlanta area.
She may have given up the
theater for a time, but she
never lost interest in it.
"I have no desire to act any-
more," she said.
"And I'd .rather do theater
than write about it."


Museum of St. Johns and series
of community roundtables,
visit www.explorecmsj.org or
e-mail info@explorecmsj.org.
Children's Out-of-School
Workshops
The Cultural Center at Ponte
(Vedra Beach offers out-of-
school art on a teachers in-
service day March 21. In Print
It, youngsters will discover the
world of printmaking using
cloth, textured paper and col-
orful paints. The class, for ages
6 to 9, runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
and costs $40 for members and
$50 for non-members. Call
Jessica at 904-280-0614, ext.
204, to reserve a spot.
Spring Fling
Spring Fling 2008 will be
held from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
March 22 at First Baptist
Church, Jacksonville Beach.
The event is for children ages
birth, through 5th grade and
their families. The day will
include games, candy, prizes,
free hotdogs and sodas, and an
egg hunt. For information, call
the church office at 249-2314.


"CAMELOT" This clas-
sic musical is presented at
7:30 p.m. today at the Flagler
College Auditorium, 14
Granada Street, St. Augustine.
Matinee performances are held
at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Call 819-
6600 for ticket information.
"A RAISIN IN THE SUN"
The classical drama is pre-
sented at 8 p.m. today and
Saturday at the Limelight the-
ater, 11 Old Mission Avenue,
St. Augustine. A matinee per-
formance is held at 2 p.m.
Saturday. Tickets are $20 for
adults, $10 for students. Call
825-1164 for information.
"THE RUBY SUNSHINE"
This intellectual drama is
staged at 8 p.m. today and
Saturday at Theatre
Jacksonville, 2032 San Marco
Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets are
$25. Call 396-4425 for infor-
mation.
"COMPANY" This
musical is staged at 8 p.m.
every Tuesday through Sunday
and 11 a.m. every Saturday
and noon every Sunday
through April 6 at the
Alhambra Dinner Theatre,
12000 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville. Doors open two
hours prior to curtain. Tickets
range from $39 to $46 for din-
ner and the show. Call 641-
1212 for reservations.
PBTS AUDITIONS -
--- Players By the Sea Community
submitted Theatre will hold auditions for
ge Sheldon Epp's musical "Blues
in the Night" will be held at 5
p.m. Sunday, March 30 at the
theater, 106 6th Street North,
F Jacksonville Beach. Roles are
available for one African-
American age 40 to 60 and
er on three African American and
ctorial white women ages 25 to 60.
ies of The production will be staged


June
13,14,15,19,20,21,22,26,27 and
28. Call 249-0289 for infoma-
tion.
ABET AUDITIONS The
Atlantic Beach Experimental
Theatre will hold auditions for
"For Gillian on her 37th
Birthday" at 2 p.m. Saturday
ad 7 p.m. Monday at the the-
ater, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic
Beach. Roles are available for


two males ages 30 to 40 and
two girls who can play 16, and
three women from late 20s to
40s. Actors will read from
scripts. For information call
director Carson Merry Baillie at
246-3394.
The Atlantic Beach
Experimental Theatre is offer-
ing a six-week drama work-
shop for adults every Sunday
from 5 to 7 p.m.


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Williams tapped to lead Cultural Center at PV


Ponte Vedra resident Dick
Williams was appointed
the new executive direc-
tor for the Cultural Center at
Ponte Vedra this week.
A 30-year broadcast execu-
tive, Williams served as gen-
eral manager for Cox Radio in
Jacksonville, where he was
responsible for all operations
of the five local stations
including WAPE 95.1 and
WOKV 690.
He also worked with Learn
to Read, Inc., Jacksonville,
Junior Achievement of
Northeast Florida and the
Florida Association of
Broadcasters.
He is currently serving on
the St. Johns Planning and
Zoning Agency representing
District 4. Welcome aboard
Dick Williams to this impor-
tant center for the arts at the
Beaches.
An educational and inter-
esting event on March 19
from 6 to 8 p.m will celebrate
the Iranian New Year.
This program will include
information about Persian
culture, Iranian art, music,
dancers, food and social con-
ditions to help educate us on
the activities that occur dur-
ing a traditional Persian New
Year celebration.
Dr. Benjamin Smith will
discuss Iranian foreign rela-
tions and the politics of oil.
Call Julie at 280-0614, ext.
205 for information. The
current exhibit at the Center,
"Portraits," by Jay Shoots,
includes 27 photographs of
men, women and children.
They are all ages, races and
varying occupations. Shoots
is successful in capturing
emotions in picture form.
The "Babies" serieisis clever,
amusing and well done. The
exhibit continues through
April 5.
The Cultural Center offers
open studio space every
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. This gives artists an
opportunity to work on their
own projects jin a gallery set-
ting.-Call 28(6:0614,, or visit "
50 Executive'Way, Ponte
Vedra Beach.
* *
Tonight Stellers Gallery
Annex at Neptune Beach will
open a new exhibit, "Sensai:
Fragile Beauty," new works by
Jennifer J. L. Jones. A recep-
tion will be held from 6 to 9
p.m. at 200 First Street,
Neptune Beach. If you like
contemporary at, do not miss
this exhibit. Call 247-7200.

Another exciting event
tonight will take place at the
Nathan H. Wilson Center for
the Arts at FCCJ South


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Campus.
World Argentine Tango
Champions Fernanda Ghi
and Guillermo Merlo will per-
form at 8 p.m. There will be
another performance on
Saturday, March 15, at 8 p.m.
General admission is $10. For
information or to purchase
tickets call 646-2222.
*
The Museum of
Contemporary Art, one of the
largest museums of art in the
Southeast, teaches as well as
exhibits more than the visual
arts.
A cooking demonstration
with Chef Kathy Collins of
Cafe Nola at MOCA will take
place Tuesday, March 18,
from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
This is an opportunity to
learn culinary techniques
from a top chef in a relaxed
and artful setting while
enjoying a gourmet meal
with wine provided by the
Wine Warehouse.
Collins is from Chicago and
graduated from the presti-
gious Le Cordon Bleu.
Locally, she was the Sous
Chef at Pastiche in Avondale.
For reservations to this event,
call 366-6911, ext. 223.
Tonight, March 14, at
MOCA, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
enjoy a dinner and lecture
with James Burke, former
director of the St. Louis Art
Museum. Learn collecting
strategies in a Recession. Call
;366-0911, ext,.208 forreser--
vatioris.
MOCA's Underground
Theater celebrates Women's
History Month with films by
and about women.
Admission is $6 for mem-
bers an students and $8 for
non-members. Theater nights
are Wednesdays at 7 p.m. For
a schedule call 366-0911.
0
The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens opened an
exhibit last week, "Ernest
Hemingway and Walker
Evans: Three Weeks in Cuba,
1933."
The exhibit features 37 vin-
tage photographic prints by


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A photography exhibit by Jay Shoots, including this portrait of a Savannah, Ga., maid in 1987, is
on display at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach through April 5. For more details, call 280-


0614, or visit www.ccpvb.org.

Evans and seven copied
prints that were found among
Hemingway's possessions
after his death, along with
notes and personal artifacts.
These documents and
images reveal a friendship


between the two men in
Havana during a time of
growing political instability.
The prints and documents
were stored away for years
and have never been exhibit-
ed until recently.


They will be on exhibit
though June 1. The Cummer
offers more than the visual
arts due to its prime 16cation
on the St. John's River.
Garden Week, which took
place this past week, offered


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FOR THE SENIORS


March Monday Movie
Matinee Madness
Every Monday, the Neptune
Beach Senior Activity Center
serves popcorn, candy and a
soda for $2 to go along with
Monday Movie Matinee
Madness. The March movies
are "Waking Ned Devine"
March 17 and "Enchanted"
March 24. Call 270-1688 for
information.

Players Offerings
It's Craft Class every
Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. at
The Players Community Senior
Center, 175 Landrum Lane,
Ponte Vedra Beach.
Participants can learn to make
unique hand-crafted items for
free. March 14, the quilting


guild meets from 9:30 a.m.-12
p.m., and it's art with Barbara
Sarvis from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Keli Coughlin, executive direc-
tor of Tom Coughhin's Jay
Fund, speaks at The Players
Community Senior Center at
11 a.m. March 18. Celebrate
Easter from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
March 20 at The Players. That
day also, Kam Thurman of
Baptist Medical Center Beaches
presents Pet Therapy from 11-
11:30 a.m., and Oprah's Book
Club meets from 6:30-7:30
p.m. For information or reser-
vations, call 280-3233.

Talks and Tea
Especially for Seniors Talks &
Tea will be held starting at 1:30
p.m. March 19 and March 20


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Walker Evans: Three Weeks in
Cuba, 1933" exhibit. There will
be seated gallery talks, with
receptions following. Seating is


limited, and pre-registration is
required. The cost to members
and non-members is $6. Call
904-355-0630 to register.

COA Film Festival
Films are being offered at the


Coastal Community Center,
180 Marine St., St. Augustine.
Movies are shown on wide
screen, with captioning cour-
tesy of the St. Johns Cultural
Council. The next date is
March 20, with dinner and a


movie, "Bourne Ultimatum,"
from 4:30-7:30 p.m. $10 per
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lectures, knowledge and
information by professional
gardeners and experts in hor-
ticulture, a rare offering for
an art museum. For informa-
tion on classes call 899-6034.
* *
First Street Gallery will fea-
ture "Paws and Claws," a
fund-raising exhibit from
April 1 to June 2. The exhibit
t will benefit the Jacksonville
Humane Society. Participating
attests include Sara Barnhill,
Linda Thonwell, Diane
Hamburg, Sally Douglas, Pat
Livesay, Barbara Wroten,
JoAnn Adams, Denise Wood,
Cheryl Wencel, Jeannie
Johnson, Phylis Harpster,
Nancy Devereaux, Maria
Hinsen, Margot Miller,
Maureen Buik, Leni
Millelacher, Kelley Loughran
and Melinda Bradshaw.
The gallery is at 216-B First
Street, Neptune Beach.

Enjoy the North Beaches
Art Walk on Thursday, March
20, from 5 to 9 p.m. The loca-
tion is Town Center where
Neptune and Atlantic Beaches
feet and in the surrounding
area. The works of many local
artists will be on display at
many places of business.

The City of Atlantic Beach
announced the date of its
annual Arts in the Park
Festival. It will be held
Saturday, May 3, from 11 a.m.
to 5 .m. at Johansen Park in
Atlantic Beach.
Enjoy music and dance per-
formances, face painting and
works by local artists. Bring
your blanket, lawn chairs,
picnic, browse, buy or just
enjoy the day with local
artists. For information call
247-5828.

The Beaches Are Historical
Society will have a birthday
party and antique sale at the
Beaches Museum & History
Center on Saturday, March
29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Enjoy food, crafts, art,
antiques, entertainment, and
much more. Free admission.
The location is 413 Beach
Blvd. Congratulations to local
artist and teacher Joyce
Gabiou for her inclusion in a
group show, "Made in Italy,"
being exhibited at the
Broome Street Gallery in New
York City.

Players By the Sea theater
opens a new show March 28,
"The Night of the Iguana,"
which will run on Friday and
Saturday night until April 12.
The theater is at 106 6th St.
N., Jacksonville Beach. Call
249-0989 for reservations.


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CLUB SCENE


Regal 18
Doomsday. Rated R. Fri.-
Thurs., 10:00 a.m., 4:45, 7:25,
10:00.

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a
Who! Rated G. Fri.-Thurs., 9:35
a.m., 10:05 a.m., 11:30 a.m.,
Noon, 12:30, 1:55, 2:25, 2:55,
4:20, 4:50, 5:20, 6:45, 7:15,
7:45, 9:10, 9:40, 10:10.

Funny Games. Rated R. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:35, 4:30, 8:00, 10:35.
* *
Never Back Down. Rated
PG13. Fri.-Thurs., 9:50 a.m.,
12:55, 4:35, 7:35, 10:05.

10,000 B.C. Rated PG13. Fri.-
Thurs., 9:40 a.m., 12:05, 12:45,
2:40, 3:55, 5:15, 7:00, 7:55,
9:35, 10:30.

The Bank Job. Rated R. Fri.-
Thurs., 9:55 a.m., 12:40, 4:25,
7:40, 10:25.
00*
College Road Trip. Rated PG.
Fri.-Thurs., 9:45 a.m., 12:25,
2:50, 5:05, 7:20, 9:25.

The Other Boleyn Girl. Rated


PG13. Fri.-Thurs., 9:30 a.m.,
12:35, 4:05, 7:05, 9:50.

Semi-Pro. Rated R. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:20,
9:45.

Be Kind Rewind. Rated PG13.
Fri.-Thurs., 12:55, 4:20, 7:05,
9:35.
* *
Vantage Point. Rated PG13.
Fri.-Thurs., 10:10 a.m., 1:10,
4:40, 7:45, 10:15.
* *
Jumper. Rated PG13. Fri.-
Thurs., 10:15 a.m., 1:15, 4:10,
6:55, 9:15.

The Spiderwick Chronicles.
Rated PG. Fri.-Thurs., 9:40
a.m., 12:10, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30,
9:55.
00*
Step Up 2 The Streets. Rated
PG13. Fri.-Thurs., 10:10 a.m.,
1:05, 4:15, 7:10, 9:30.

10,000 B.C. Rated PG13. Fri.-
Thurs., 10:05 a.m., 12:20, 2:45,
5:10, 7:50, 10:20.

Fool's Gold. Rated PG13. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:50, 4:00, 6:50, 9:20.


Guests sign in Tuesday for a benefit St. Patrick's Day party at Culhane's Irish
was to benefit Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM).


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

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

Culhanes Irish Pub, 967 Atlantic Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach, 249-9595, Kick off St.
Patrick's Day starting tonight with a live
performance from Scholars Word at 9:30
p.m. Saturday, March 15 Traffic performs
at 9:30 p.m. Michael Funge performs
Sunday, March 16 at 6 p.m. Finally,
.-Sunday, March 17 is St. Patrick's Day!
Doors open early at 10 a.m. Bobby Flynn
& Band perform from 11 a.m to 4 p.m.
THe McILroys Band performs from 5
p.m. to 8 p.m. The Jacksonville Pipes &
Drums perform at 7:30 p.m. and a sec-
ond performance at 10:30 p.m. The last
performance is from Traffic who play
from 9:30 p.m. until close. Happy Hour
is every Tuesday to Friday from 4 p.m. to
7 p.m. Every Wednesday is Pub Trivia
starting at 7:30 p.m. Every Friday live
music is performed from 9 p.m. Chef's
Specials on St. Patrick's Day only will be
cornbeef and cabbage, reuben, shep-
herd's pie, Bangers N'Mash and sausage
rolls.
For more information visit www.cul-
hanesirishpub.com.

Fionn Maccool's Irish Pub and
Restaurant, 333 First St. N., Jacksonville
Beach. 242-9499. Weekly specials are:
Monday offers $3.50 Guinness all day,
$3.50 Long Island Ice Teas and Kids Eat
Free from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. (1 child per
adult entree) Tuesday offers $2.50 Miller
Lite all day, $3.00 Smirnoff drinks and
Kids Eat Free from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. (1
child per adult entree) Wednesday offers
$3.50 Stella Wine tasting from 7 p.m.
($10 per person), $4.00 3 Olive Martinis
and Kids Eat Free from 4 p.m. until 8
p.m. (1 child per adult entree) Thursday
offers $3.00 bottled beer all day, $4.00
Drop Shots Kids Eat Free from 4 p.m.
until 8 p.m. (1.child per adult entree)
Friday has $3.00 Yeungling's all day and


Kids Eat Free from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. (1
child per adult entree) Saturday offers
$3.50 Boddingtons all day. Sunday has
$2.50 Blue Moon, $3.50 Margaritas, $2
off all appetizers and Sunday Brunch
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Happy Hour is
Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m.
until 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. until 11 p.m.
More information available at www.
maccools.moonfiito. ....
Freebird Live, 200 N. 1st St.,
Jacksonville Beach, 246-BIRD. Tonight
They Might Be Giants and The
Postmarks performs an all ages show.
Tickets available online. Saturday, March
15 Ben Robinson, Something Distant
and Bonehead Sally perform. Tickets are
available at the door. Sunday, March 16
Burnin Smyrnans perform for their CD
release party along with the Savi
Fernandez Band and Greenhouse
Lounge. Tuesday, March 18 Badfish (the
ultimate Sublime tribute) perform. More
ticket and performance information is
available at www.freebirdlive.com.

Lynch's Irish Pub, 514 N. 1st Street,
Jacksonville Beach. Fran Doyle and
Rathkeltair will perform tonight and
Saturday, March 15 as well as St. Patrick's
Day too. Fran starts this weekend at 6
p.m. until 9 p.m. just in time for
Rathkeltair to perform beginning at 10
p.m. Drink specials and promotions are
offered this weekend. Sunday is karaoke.
(See details in Karaoke section) St.
Patrick's Day entertainment begins
Monday, March 17 at 11 a.m .with Mr.
Francis Doyle, who will be playing until
around 5 p.m. During his six hour set,
Rathkeltair takes the stage at 6 p.m. and
is guaranteed to impress. Both of these
acts will be performing on the outside
stage in the tented area at the rear of the
pub. Little Green Men will be playing on
the inside stage from 10:30 p.m. until
closing time. Visiting the bar throughout
the evening, will be travelling Bass Ale
pipers who are completing their Florida
tour here. Also offered will be a St.
Patrick's Day menu which consists of
Corned Beef agus Cabbage, Sausage Rolls
and-our stewpendous Irish Stew amongst
other things. Prizes will be given away
courtesy of Guinness, Jameson,
Bushmills and Baileys. Every Tuesday is
Trivia Night followed by Brian Ernst.
More information available at
www.lynchsirishpub.comn

Mojo's Bar

Ocean Club, 401 1st Street North,
Jacksonville Beach. Tonight and every
Friday is ladies night with no cover
charged. $3 Smirnoffs all night. DJ Wes
Reed spins hip hop, dance, electro and
remixes in the OC Bliss room. DJ George
Torres spins your favorite Top 40 songs
in the Tiki Bar.
Every Saturday the Infader spins Top
40 music and Mash Ups. Live music and
UFC pay-per-view in the OC liquor store.


photo by KATHY HARTMAN
Pub at 967 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. The event


$12 premium cocktail pitchers and $15
premium L.I.T. pitchers are offered. $2
Miller Lights all night. NFL tickets are
available all day in the OC liquor store
on Sunday. Enjoy industry standard
Sunday nights with: DJ Capone spinning
dance and live video in the OC Bliss,
Lonely spinning rock & roll in the OC
liquor store and.Pili Pili playing live reg-
ga t-ceanfront in the,Tiki Bar. ,Monrday,
-'March 17 a St. Patrick's Day party will be
held beginning with doors opening at 8
p.m. DJ Anonymous spins in the OC
Bliss, the Chuck Nash Band performs in
the OC Tiki Bar and live music will be
performed in the OC Liquor Store. No
cover all night. Must be at least 21. More
information available at www.ocean-
clubjax.com.

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

Twisted Sisters Cafe, 1266 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville Beach, 241-6453. Every
Tuesday is Song Writers Circle starting at
7 p.m. Tuesday Night Ping Pong League
begins at 7 p.m. with 2 for 1 happy hour
all night. Every Wednesday enjoy the
weekly wine tasting with local art. Trivia
starts at 9pm!

Urban Flats, 330 A1A N. Ponte Vedra,
280-5515. Tonight Ron Rodriguez per-
forms at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 15 Alex
Seir performs at 9 p.m. Happy Hour is
from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. every day. 2 for 1
on all cocktails, draft.beer and glasses of
wine. Every Wednesday enjoy wine tast-
ing from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at $12 per per-
son. Live music performed from p.m.
Enjoy live music starting at 9 p.m. every
Thursday. More information available
online at www.urbanflats.net.


KARAOKE

The Atlantic, 333 N. 1st St.,
Jacksonville Beach. Jocelyn & the
Geronimos host Karaoke-A- Go-Go every
Tuesday. Service industry drink specials
offered, $2 premiums, drafts, bottles and
house wines. Everybody else drinks $3
wells and $2 domestic drafts. All sushi
rolls are $1 off.

Lynch's Irish Pub, 514 N. 1st St.,
Jacksonville Beach. Karaoke is held at
9:30 p.m. every Sunday.

Monkey's Uncle Tavern, 1850 3rd
Street S., Jacksonville Beach. Karaoke
every Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and
Sunday with a contest at 11 p.m. every
other Thursday.


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Name: Bambi Liz Nuss
Age: 2 yr. and 6 mon.
Gender: female
Breed: Teacup Chihuahua
Coloring: white and tan
Residence: Jacksonville


Owner: Brandi Nuss
Favorite Food: pickles and
pasta
Favorite pastime: chewing
on plastic hangers, playing
fetch and running in circles


Unleashed:
Bambi is a very sweet dog. Unlike other more playful dogs, she
likes to cuddle and sleep most of the day. Bambi loves to wear
different outfits and walk around the neighborhood.

To submit your pet to The Beaches Leader / Ponte Vedra Leader
weekly Pet Tales please email maccaull@beachesleader.com or call
(904) 249-9033 and ask for Kristin. You may also stop by our office
for information, 1114 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, Fla. 32250.


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Health department

cautions against rabies


FROM STAFF
The St. Johns County
Health Department reminds
pef owners to make sure their
pets are vacciffinated against
rabies.
Rabies is caused by a virus
that attacks the brain of
warm-blooded animals,
including people. Rabies will
kill most mammals, the
Health Department warns.
When an anrnal is sick with
rabies, the virus is found in
the saliva and can be passed to
another animal or a person,
usually through a bite, the
Health Department said in a
news release.
Domesticated animals with
rabies may show unusual or
atypical behavior. They may
be aggressive, attacking for no
apparent reason. Wild animals
may act tame or unafraid of
humans.
Infected animals may not be
able to eat, drink or swallow,
and may drool. They may
stagger or become paralyzed.
To protect pets and humans
from rabies, the Health
Department offers the follow-
ing suggestions:
Vaccinate your dogs, cats,
ferrets and horses against
rabies;
Avoid contact with stray
or wild animals;


Never feed wild or stray
animals, and
Do not allow your pets to
run free. .
Since the 1980s there have
been more reported rabid cats
than rabid dogs, according to
the Health Department,
adding that colonies of stray
cats should not be encouraged
because they may carry rabies.
If you are bitten, or
scratched by an animal, the
Health Department advises
you should:
Immediately scrub
the wound with soap and
water for 5 to 10 minutes;
Get a complete description,
of the animal and its location;
Go to your doctor or near-
est emergency room if neces-
sary;
Call the St. Johns County
Animal Control office at 209-
6190 with the animal's
description and location, and
If the animal dies, be careful
not to damage the head, avoid
further contact with the ani-
mal even when it is dead and
contact Animal Control.
If you are bitten by a high-
risk animal and the animal is
not found or is found to be
rabid, you will receive a series
of at least six shots over a four-
week period to keep from get-
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At Palms Presbyterian Church (USA)
TPam Sunday
March 16 8:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 5:45 p.m.
Maundy 'Thfursday
March 20 7:00 p.m.
Worship Service with Communion
Good riday Service
March 21 12:00 p.m.








Easter Sunday 'Worship
March 23 8:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 5:45 p.m.
Nursery is available at all services


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Ph. 904.246.6427


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Sunrise Service

Breakfast

Easter egg hunt

Festival Eucharist


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Easter Week Celebration .
March 16
Easter Cantana 10:15am
"How Great Is Our God"
March 20
Maundy Thursday Service 7:00pm
March 21
Good Friday Worship Service 7:00pm
March 22
Community-wide Egg Hunt & Easter Festival 10:00am
March 23
Easter Sunrise Service 6:30am
At the end of Atlantic Blvd. by Sea Turtle
March 23
Easter Worship Service 10:15 am
7Wr Evervone iv invited to come join us for the
S- celebration of the Victory of Jesus Christ!
400 Penman Road
SNeptune Beach
Call 249-5370
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PET TALES


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8:15 a.m.

9:50 a.m.

10 a.m.


PALM SUNDAY, MARCH 16TH
Church Services 9:00am & 10:30am
Free Community Celebration 12noon 2:00pm
Food, Fun, Easter Egg Hunts, Bounce Houses, Games!

HOLY WEEK SERVICES
t Wednesday, March 19th 7:00pm
"The Last Supper"
Experience a deeper look into Jesus' last meal
with his disciples.

Thursday, March 20th 7:00pm
"Communion and Tenebrae"
Walk with Jesus in the garden.

Good Friday, March 21st
Prayer Vigil 6:00pm-7:00pm
Good Friday Meditation Service 7:00pm
\E "The Passion of Christ"
by Director Mel Gibson -8:00pm

Easter Sunday Celebration, March 23rd
Church Services 9:00am & 10:30am 4 -r
Isle of Faith UMC
1821 San Pablo Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32224
For more information, call 221-1700 www.isleoffaith.org


PET TALES

WANTS YOU
To submit your pet to the Leader's weekly Pet
Tales please email information and picture to
maccaull@beachesleader.com or stop by our
office at 1114 Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville Beach
to pick up an entry form.


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CLASSIFIED
REAL ESTATE
100 Real Estate
110 Lots/Land For -Sik
120 Homes for Sal.t
125 Real Estate Vjnild
130 Condos for Sale.
140 Mortgages
150 Mobile Home. lori al
180 Comm. Propcn
185 Industrial/Warhut ,ue
RENTAL
200 Rental
.215 Homes for Ren[


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.87 l-r~i.n l.aul l
111. F rtl,. P, .I.


340 Lost & Found Pets
ANNOI INCEMENTS
41\11 N,.,,..
41.1" Traju
4 1 F r ,,.nals
4211 LLP.,li Sr it..
421) Legil Noli"4 s
+H0 Ni,: Losi & fund
4 (I In'iruinc.i-S 1chools
Ah0 \0eddlmgs
N[MILO\ENT
300 PT help manekd
"51 F Help \\anitd


530 Bus. Opportunity
540 Child Care
55)0 ork \unitd
SERWiCE GUIDE
600 Semce Guide
ol ii Condituoning
002 Alhermonm
nO. AuivBuoa Detaling
608 .A\uo Repair
0QN Bu.w Srnlets
n12 Carpel
ol3 Liaenng


618 Electronics
619 Electrical Serv.
020 Equip RenuLb
022 Fences.
n23 Finan 'SeBniti
o25 Firecod
t33 Hauling
p34 Lhri Moer; Sal v'erS
l35 Li nt'Lndcpg
?3o Locksmith
p37 Mannt Co'nl
p38 ManneiBoa ng
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t-I5 Morna Si N it'ragE


648 Pressure Washing
650 Painting
o51 Pcst Control
052 Plumbing
o53 PooL'
n54 Pholographv
o55 Rainm Guers
oo0 Remodel/Conms
no5 Repair,
070 Rootfing
o;5 Sprnkliri& \%elL.
o07 Tree Sernice
678 rile
oci0 Lipholsieru


685 Wallpapering
690 Water Treatment
HEALTH SERVICES
700 Massage Theraps
710 Health Care Sern
730 Caregi-ers
FOR SALE
800 For Sale
805 Music & Insir
810 Anuques
815 JUCAlonrL
820 Wanied to Bu%
825 Trade
830 Lonsignment


GARAGE SALES'-
840 Garage Sales
850 Garage Sales ji B ch
852 Garage a5les NcpIune Be ch
851 CaragE Sale Atlanli Beach
857 Garage Sale-. Pnome \Jra
858 Garage Sal of \\esi Beadi.hs
860 Flea Market
862 Esule Sales
TRANSPORTATION
405 Auto Rntal
915 Boats
Q30 Molororde-,
950 Camnpers'R s


970 Trucks/Vans
980 Automobiles
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3/4 ACRE lot on Fort George Rd. near Big
Talbot Island. Offered below appraisal.
249-0346.
NEW DEVELOPMENT Jax Bch. One cul-
de-sac lot available. $260,000. 591-4156.
VILANO BEACH, 1 acre, Multi/ Single,
beach access/ view. $649,900.
(904)226-3968
MAYPORT- LARGE mobile home lot, city
water; 966 Pioneer Dr., Best offer.
249-0346.
DEEP WATER LOT
5 minutes north of St. Marys, GA. 1.5 acre
total, 1/2 acre buildable. 15ft. deep at low
tide. Misty Harbour gated community.
$195K. (904)591-7392.
FSBO (2) buildable lots centrally located,
South Jax Beach, 50'x115' each. $185K
each or both, $365K. $25K below apprais-
al. (904)221-9198, (912)266-0912.


S. JAX BCH, 4/3, 2160sf, 1 block to
ocean, wonderful location, asking
$489,900, 249-2460.
JAX BCH, 1011 24th St. N. 3/2.5 w/large
master, downstairs study, kitchen island
w/gas cooktop, two car garage. Builders
home, near ICW, no thru traffic, 2350sf.
$410K. (904)860-3239. MLS#418228
PONTE VEDRA BEACH *
Nice 3/2, garage, fenced yard, screened
porch, new roof, hardwood floors. Only
$199,900. Possible lease purchase. All
closing costs paid. Call June @ 994-3608,
Remax Advantage.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, pool, fireplace,
2 car garage, new appliances, $295,000.
Will co-op. (904)249-1890.
EXTRA VACANT LOT W/ HOME
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING
N'eptune Bch property looking out to the
ICW. Currently used as a duplex with mot-
er-in-law suite. Fully rented. 2BR/ 1.5BA
down, 2BR/ 2BA up, 1BR/ IBA mother-in-
law suite up. House on a corner lot. Va-
cant lot Marsh Point Blvd. Asking
$499,900. Call (904)543-1150.
OCEANFRONT-SACRIFICE
JAX BEACH
4400SF home "as Is" with 2BR/ 2BA ga-
rage apt. $1.8 million. 716-8455.
ANNUAL INCOME $50,000. Department
of Corrections transitional home,
9BR/2BA, $140,000. Call (904)993-8424
for details.

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.


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VILANO BEACH, FSBO, 3BR/2BA w/2car
garage, 1 block to beach, large fenced
yard. $279,000. (904)228 7630.

OPEN WEDNESDAY,3/19, 12-2PM
All brick 5/4 culdesac $499K
13743 Wingfield, Pablo Bay
www.jaxopenhouses.com
Phyllis Stalnes, Realtor
904-476-SOLD
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate
BEAUTIFUL DOLPHIN COVE home,
3BR/2BA, 1400+sf, large lot; owner fi-
nancing available, $260,000. (904)686-
0068. www.geocities.com/pvb05
JAX BEACH DUPLEX
3 kitchens, 3 baths; 3 units orne house;
walk to beach. As is/invest, $375K OBO.
(904)646-8429.
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.
STOP WASTING Gas!
We're open online
Search for homes on
www.pstaines.com
Phyllis Staines, Realtor
904-476-SOLD
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate
ATLANTIC BEACH, near ICW, 4BR/2BA
house, large fenced yard, stone fireplace,
new carpet. 2153 Featherwood Dr. E.
Owner relocating and must sell. Reduced,
$209,900. (904)280-2728 Iv. msg.
PVB 3/2 w/fireplace on comer lot.
140 Serrano Way. Reduced to $215K.
(904)379-3759.


ELEGANT, ALL brick pool home in Os- o It home W' 'e' on
prey Pointe, Separate 3 room guest/ inlaw Ai..3 n DR den. l
suite. 5BR/3BA, 3050sf. Open House, DormalLs& -rre OnI !9-
Saturday, 3/15, 1pm-4pm. 2179 Avian Fo ai5mlr 2ao'
Place. 521-8244. Mike, Watson.Realty. 31 o -'Pch'
JAX BEACH, 5 blocks to ocean, double GaM -^ amen.a-e--- .r-n
corner lot. "As Is". 3BR/3.5BA, 2600sf., I oor pla n40
huge master suite w/sunroom, loft, office, 0" 'c
wood floors, cedar ceilings, lots of built-in e h& dry.cd
&storage. Plus 1200sf guest apt. and 4 5 uls.ce su51
shop or pool house. $645,000. Owner/ tA!3ue -- %Trvtees; ALS -,0 6C0
Agent (904)655-3494. 2 345 -
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EXCLUSIVE ATL. BCH POOL HOME. home""
4BR/3BA builders custom home. 2985sf, 'I t lp _
formal office, dining room & master suite, '11. 0 l 1 g ,2,Ket'oce I an'
beautiful landscaping & pool, Ig scr. lanai. '" 0,A'to, '-" r0 toC, S -ie
2.5 car gar. Listen to the ocean and walk Jd ao -IeacU.
to the beach from this quiet cul-de-sac up d e.,,ng e t &n_
home in newer neighborhood. No money LpVUo "'.n. qu3t' ,tWel000
down, $699,000. 3% co-op. 514-1090. Condo 313 iga3den

PONTE VEDRA, Sawgrass, Oak Bridge
3/2/2, cul-de-sac, lakeview, adorable, -.Ba su- -if
park-like setting $324,000. (352)634-4955. w ww -m
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2 BEDROOM CONDO WITH LARGE
BOAT SLIP. Near ICW, ground floor,
washer/ dryer, tile floors, carpet in master
bedroom, clubhouse, pool, tennis, boat
ramp/ storage, slip large enough for 50'
yacht. $300,000. Lease/ Purchase OKI
A1A Realty Services, Inc. 249-8855.


SEASONS AT Kensington, 2BR/1.5BA
townhome, end unit, gated community.
$139,900, 994-0016, 545-2605.
WEEKLY OPEN HOUSE
View our Open House schedule at
www.jaxopenhouses.com
Phyllis Staines, Realtor
904-476-SOLD
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate
AFFORDABLE..
ATLANTIC BEACH
3BR/2BA townhouse, 1400sf, mint condi-
tion; financing available regardless of
credit. Zero money down. Zero points/
closing. Payments, $920/mo. includes
mortgage, taxes, & insurance. $159,900.
1927 Mary Street. Will co-op. Call
333-4641.
OPEN HOUSE
Mrs. Clean lives here. 4/2/2, mint condi-
tion, open and light, granite counters,
many extras, great location, must see.
Saturday 3/15. 1-4pm. 217 Nadia Michelle
Court N. (Off Joeandy) great price
$239,900.





806-A 3rd St Neptune Beach
WATERFRONT LOTS
Neptune Beach Lots w/Dock
permits in hand. From
$679,000
INTRACOASTAL LOTS
"Sunset View" with tidal water
access. Great for small boats
and jet ski's. From $649,000
INTERIOR HOMESITES
3 New Subdivisions at the
Beaches. Lots start at $239,900
OCEANFRONT LOTS
3 contiguous separately platted
lots in Vilano Beach. Green
water, Gold coquina and
Spectacular sunrises.
CONSTRUCTION
Custom home building on your
lot or ours. Best lot selection at
the Beach. 20 years experience
building at the Beach.
Call Steve Jarrett @
904-591-5914 mobile
904-247-7000 office


OCEANFRONT
FSBO, 2BR/2BA, S. Jax Bch, great view,
overlooking pool and beach. $619K,
(904)241-0977.
BISHOP'S COURT, Hodges/ Beach.
1BR/1BA, upgraded, gated, amenities.
$101,500. 994-1928.
PONTE VEDRA Beach, 1BR/1BA, Ocean
Grove, beach access. $119,900. Financ-
ing available. (904)226-3968.


THE Pointe at Ponte Vedra, 3/2, on the
water and golf course. FSBO. Financing
available. (904)285-5896, (904)251-5389.
JAX BEACH- the Palms, gated, 2BR/ 2BA
new luxury condo w/ garage. Vaulted ceil-
ings, washer/ dryer, pool & fitness. Only
$168,000, lease/ buy option. (904)472-
4039.
FSBO, VILLAS @ Marsh Landing, beauti-
ful, completely furnished, upgraded, 2/2,
garage, golf course view, screened lanai,
200,000, 887-5005.


OLD ATLANTIC BEACH
Steps to the Ocean Access





220 12th St
Atlantic Beach


Enjoy the beaches lifestyle in this 5BR/4.5BA home. Meticulous y uilt and
renovated with top-of-the-line materials and cabinetry. Classic look is
captured with beadboard and beam ceilings, custom 5 panel wood doors
and 'Arts and Crafts" front entry. $1,459,000. (lowered $240,000)
Neil McGuinness Realtor 904-509-7582
Office 904-280-1555 neil@sawgrassgrouprealty.com
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Beach Cottage
All Bch story renovated 5BR/3+BA
pool, putting green, basketball ct, peek
ofocean! MIS 412199 $1,450,000
lntracoastal Beauty
Best value in Ponte Vedra Casual
open floor plan, hardwood floors,
brick fireplace, pool/spa.
MNLS419569 $1,100,000
Fabulous Ocean Views!
2400 sq ft, 4Br/2.SBa. Open floor
plan, cozy fireplace, wet bar, balcony
MLS419634 599,000
Custom Home
Immaculate ,1.98 acres. Bamboo flrs
granite, 23'celing in fam/rm. Seri
pre-wired audio.
MNLS 417722 $674,900 -
The Metropolilan _.
GE Profile appliances, granite, livdin
. combo, gUt PBi
_ttiL 416155 5589,000


Luxury Oceanfront
Almost New, 2/2 gated amenities,
garage & more. Enjoy morning coffTee
on the balcony
MLS 337423 $550,000

Move in Ready!
Meticulous home welcomes you to the
beach! High ceilings perfectly de-
tailed, landscaped! LS 388588
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Exceptional 3BR/2BA
Ideal location, all appliances, FL
room, wood/ceramic foors.Lots of
upgrades.MLS 407877 5189,900

Close to Everything.
Clean, bright, open. Totally renovated.
New everything. Nice hardwood/tile
floors MLS 417120 $179,900

Best price at the Beach!
2Br/2Ba condo has fireplace, large
walk-in closets, french doors to bal-
cony. MLS 418597 $170,000

Ponte Vedra Beach
Quick sale price Itl condo, scmd
pantio. 2nd lir. Amenities galore in
prenuer local MLS 415450 $148,900

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EXCLUSIVE SWIFT CREEK PV BY THE SEA ESTATES
MARSH LANDING Walk to the beach from this concrete
Exceptional custom home on 1.35 acres block home in the much sought-after
w/endless marsh views and the finest Estates Section of Ponte Vedra By The
finishes throughout. Over 7,800 sf, 5 BR, Sea! Featuring approx. 3,874 sf,
4 BA, a playroom, billiard/media room, 5 BR, 4 BA, a 3-car side-entry garage
den, exercise room, screened lanai with and room for a pool. This home has
.heated pool/spa, & a full summer been meticulously maintained inside
kitchen. Opportunity to purchase boat and out!$1,095 000
slip in harbor! $2,970,000 an
Elizabeth HLudgins
Prudential Network Realty's
TOP SALES AGENT
'The Real Estate Professional who sells the best of the First Coast lifestyle'
(904) 285-8449 ext. 3028 Cell 553-2032
r Prudential
Network Realty
Visit Elizabeth and all her properties on the internet at
www.beacheshomes.com or e-mail at elizhudgins@aol.com
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MARSH LANDNG-POOL
Beautiful and private
location with marsh front
pool. Thick granite slabs.
gleaming wood floors, vista
views. 2 fireplaces, crisp &
clean. 3,181sf. $799,000
Michelle Floyd
PANORAMIC VIEWS
Come home to serene, old
Florida. 4BR/3BA,+2,469sf.
Let nature surround you
with the Guana to the west
and a short walk to the
ocean. $1,065,000. Kim
Martin-Fisher,
EXC-ELLENTCOLASRCIAL
Frontage on Normandy
and Yellow Water Rds.
11.3 acres high & dry.
Great for shopping ctr,
hotellmotel, offices or
restaurant. Four parcels
sold as one. $1,500,000
Chuck Lee
PLANTATION OAKS
Lakefront 4BR/4BA home
built In 2002. Open plan
w/expansive views, walls of
windows & soaring
ceilings! Quality upgrades.
Office, bonus room &
screened pool.
$1,099,000. Susan Fort
ALLTHEC BELLS & WHIS1TES
Custom 3-story home In
South Ponte Vedra. Loads
of upgrades include
custom maple cabinets &
staircase, granite counters
and coral fireplace, 4BR,
3BA, 3,470sf. Oceanfront!
$2.100,000. David Darch
HARBOURISLANDESTATE
Dramatic 9,451sf home
with grand home tIeater,
state-of-the-art gym with
Pilates Room. Breathtaking
pool & lanai with exquisite
marsh views, a putting
green and 90' boat slip!
$4,695,000. Michelle Floyd
APPRECIATE1-HEVALUEl
No expense spared in this
beautiful custom 2-story
brick home. Lovely
6BR/5.5BA, 5,800sf.
Quality elegance, high
ceilings, spacious lot on
preserve & water.
$1,450,000. Judy Smith
BEACH CLUB VILLA
Much sought after upstairs
end unit. More windows &
space and vaulted ceilings.
Perfect for second home or
beach retreat. Excellent
rental units. Steps to ocean
& Beach Club. $259,000.
Dennis DeSimone


GATED COMMUNITY
Golf & Oceanfront Beach
Club compliment this
superb Plantation home w/
3/4BR. 4BA. Very private
rear yard w/screened pool
& spa. $1,150,000. Susan
Fort
FOR GARDEN LOVERS
Neptune Beach beauty.
Home sits on large lot with
century old towering oaks.
RV parking, Koi pond and
deck. 2-story workshop, 4BR
home with FP. Great location
$375,000. MaryAnn Gabor
WALK TO THE BEACH
Much desired 2-d floor unit
in like new condition.
Super location, short walk
to the beach, good parking.
Spacious kitchen with
maple cabinets. 2BR/2BA.
Priced at only $290,000.
Len Knight
PONTE VEDRA CONDO
Prime condition, 2BR/2BA
end unit. lakeside Cranes
Lake condo with fireplace
breakfast room and
magnificent view. Near
shopping and "A" rated
schools. $169,000. Clara
Sigmon Al Charin
TRULY ONE OF A KIND
Stunning and spectacular,
4BR/3.5BA, 3,766sf ocean-
front, marble floors, granite
c-tops, ocean views from
all 3 floors; 2-car garage.
bonus room, Remodeled
in 2003. $2,690,000.
Dennis DeSimone
HARBOUR ILANDESTATE
Brand new construction
directly on the Intracoastal
Waterway! Superior
refinements include rich
wood & marble floors,
stunning granites, exquisite
pool & stunning views!
$4,750,000. Michelle Floyd
INCREDBLEWATERFRONT
4,178sf concrete block
home on St. John's River
with 15CG & 837sf screen
deck. Total 8.670sf under
rooft Pool, 300ft concrete
dock, bulkhead, gated with
superior millwork.
$1.485,000. Elise Bourne
OCEANFRONT RETREAT
Incredibly upgraded 2
BR/2BA condo. Beautifully
decorated with 'impeccable
taste. Every room Is a
jewel. Convenient to all
the amenities of Ponte
Vedra. 1CG. $969,000.
Cael or Kathleen Tuggle.


EXCITING LAND OFFER
Exceptional land offering
incl. 355sf of oceanfront &
several hundred feet of
contiguous property on the
west side of the Blvd.
Marketed as one parcel.
$13,800.000. Molly Kelly
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
Outstanding retail location
near the Avenues Mail and
neighboring auto dealer-
ships. Great for a car
dealership, shopping
center & outparcels.
$9,200,000. Susan Fort
Custom Home on ICW
Contemporary 4BR/5BA
home on deep ICW lot
w/dock & boatlift. Excep-
tional finishes & fixtures.
Sleek kitchen w/granite, SS
& island wlgas cooktop.
$1,595,000. Suzie
Connolly
ICW RESIDENCE
Arthur Rutenberg designed
concrete block home over-
looking the ICW. Home
features a gorgeous
kitchen, great dock and
water-front pool. 4BR/3BA,
2,588 sf. $1,499,000. Len
Knight.
WEST INDIES FEEL!
One of only 16 and near
the beach! Finest
cabinetry, apples & finishes
used in the main house &
adjacent apartment. 4BR,
4BA, 2CG, efficiency
quarters. 1.095.000.Gypsy
Alexander
ISLAND REMINISCENCE
4Extraordinary custom
SCC home w/6.312sf of
the finest quality materials,
every outdoor amenity -
pool, spa, outdoor kit.,
fountains, & FP on private
preserve lot! $2,300,000.
Gypsy Alexander
MAJESTIC PALENCIALOTI
Exquisite lake front views
are offered from this
stunning "ready to build"
lot! This grand lake view
lot has the added bonus of
views from both the 13t' &
15' fairways! $319,000.
Michelle Floyd
ARUNGTONCOTTAGE
3BR/1BA, fenced yard with
above ground pool. New
roof, deck & carport.
Updated kitchen and bath.
inside laundry room. Great
location, quiet neighbor-
hood. $137,500. Alicia
Benson


574 Ponte Vedra Boulevard 280 Ponte Vedra Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
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PVB/ BELLEZA -1BR/1BA w/tile floors,
exc. view and amenities $128,900.
(904)708-3809
OCEANVIEW, NEW 3/2, Ig balcony. Con-
sider leaseoption. $499,900. Owner/ agent
463-7343.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH
2BR/2BA, END unit flat, w/fireplace and
lake view. 5 star amenities, gated com-
munity. Beach side. Asking $265,900.
Seller motivated, brin. all offers.

2BR/1.5BA, upstairs flat, Oakbridge Golf
view, gated, $189,900. Kirk Killebrew,
(904)463-1131. www.killebrewrealty.com
PRICE REDUCED 100K MiraVista in-
vestor liquidation, 2674sf. w/garage on
marina. Value $699K. Sell $599K. Turn
Key Long term lease in place. 40' slip ad-
ditional $159K. (904)463-2845. Only Buy-
ers/ investors. No Brokers please. Equity
trade considered.
MIRAVISTA- ATLANTIC Blvd. at the Intra-
coastal waterway. 3BR/2BA approx.
1690sf, 2nd floor unit with 10ft ceilings,
elevator service. 1 car garage, includes:
water, cable, pool, spa, fitness center.
Gated community w/ marsh views. Avail
3/16/08 and on. $1799/mo.
(904)305-3150.
PONTE VEDRA Beach, 1BR/ 1BA, 800sf
w/ garage. Villa Del Mar. $142K.
(904)545-3156.
NEED TO SELL!
Completely renovated 1/1 on lake, Seller
offering: 1 pt buy down, 1 year prepaid
dues, $1000 in closing costs and $500 gift
card to rooms to go. $145,900, Call Mar-
yanne 904-537-6161.

ATLANTIC BEACH- Sevilla, 2BR/2BA,
1st floor, end unit. Gated Community, ap-
prox. 1400sf., hardwood floors, plantation
shutters thruout, Newly remodeled kitch-
en, covered parking. $222,000.
(904)881-5214.



AGE 62 or over? No need to lose your
home or go into bankruptcy. No more
mortgage payments. Call adviser Theresa
Farnell about reverse mortgages. We can
help you. Call 223-1886.



LOVELY, REMODELED 2, 3 & 4 bed-
rooms in Admirals Walk, Atlantic Bch.
Some owner financing avail. $28,000 &
up. Call Donna 242-9404.



NEAR SAN Jose CC, olfice condo,
1500sf., 7 offices, 2 baths, kitchenette,
150sf. storage. Asking $239,900. 10%
down. Owner will hold 1st mortgage,
15yrs. at 6 3/4%. Call (904)616-5274 or
(904)280-5170.


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P R O P E R TI E'S
Mayport
+ 2BR/2BA, Mayport Landing $700 -
$825/mo. Close to base.
+ 2BR/l BA, Quad Ct. Close to base.
$650/mo.
+ 2BR/2BA, The Courtyards, new
carpet, community pool. $775/mo.

Jax Bch
+ 2/1 Apt. walk to beach, patio in
hack, remodeled. $800/mo.
+ 4/3 Duplex near hospital-fenced
yard. I car garage. $1400/mo.
4+ 3/3 Condo, tile & upgraded kitchen.
2 car garage. $1700/mo.
oWE NEED RENTALS o
Call us for
Professional Property Management
Call 249-2322


7033 BEACH BLVD. Zoned CCG-2,
+/5000sq/ft office, +/-2650sf warehouse,
200ft of frontage, $829,000 lease options
available. 6901 Blanding Blvd. 2.45
acres, corner lot with 620ft of frontage,
rapid growth area $1700,000. St Augus-
tine SR 207 @ Wildwood 1.48 acres,
corner lot, lighted intersection, $525,000,
Kirk Killebrew Broker, Killebrew &
Company Realty, Inc. (904)463-1131
www.killebrewrealty.com
ATLANTIC BCH, 4300sf office/ retail
building for sale or lease. (904)545-7994.

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FANTASTIC OCEAN VIEW
1 BR w/separate study, balcony facing
ocean, wood floors, washer/ dryer.
$950/mo. 2224 Ocean Drive South
993-2555 BeachesApartments.com

ARLINGTON, MONUMENT Rd., Hidden
Villas, new, 3/2.5 townhome, $1195/mo.
TDO Management (904)246-1125.
PONTE VEDRA, Treehouse at the beach.
2BR/2BA condo, high ceilings 1200sf.,
almost new appliances/carpet. Natural
preserve views. W/D, fireplace, garage.
East of A1A. $1100/mo. Janet Wells, 635-
6375.


NEPTUNE BEACH, Lora St., 2- BA,NEPTUNE BCH apt. Military discount,
NEPTUNE BEACH, Lora St., 2BR/ 1BA large 3BR/1BA, 3 blocks to beach,
$950/mo plus util. Avail. April. Call Rick WDHU. Avail now. 247-7641.
891-2345.



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PONTE VEDRA, 3BR/2BA Townhouse,
wood floors. Quiet, secure neighborhood,
close to Beaches, shopping, St. Johns
School District, JTB. $995/mo. Call
285-7162.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2BR/1BA, deck, ga-
rage, includes water & gas, $1250/mo, no
dogs, 463-0222, 465-2653
NER BCH, EAST OF 3RD! Huge 2/1 du-
plex, top floor, 1200sf, all hardwood floor-
ing, diningroom, livingroom, WDHU, CH/A,
huge fenced yard, parking for 2-3 cars.
Home warranty. Lowest rent since 1989,
950/mo.+ 247-3191.
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
247-1417.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/2.5BA, fireplace,
W/D, 3 blocks to town center & beach.
$1150/mo. (904)742-6423.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2BR/2BA, 3 blocks to
ocean. WDHU. $850/mo. (904)742-6423.
2-BLOCKS to beach, 2/1, WDHU, large
deck, 214 8th Ave. S. $850/mo, $700 dep,
(228)313-4400, 662-5677.
2BR/ 2.5BA townhouse, 1 car garage,
7th Ave. S. $1200/mo. (904)372-4260
JAX BEACH, 2BR apartment/ townhouse,
near ocean. No pets. $800-$950/mo.
246-3130.
2BR, CH/A, WDHU, 1st Ave. S. Credit
check. $875/mo. 891-0606.
NEPTUNE BCH. 2156 Florida Blvd.
2BR/1.5BA, WDHU, fenced back yard,
credit check, No Cats/ Non-smoking.
$800/mo. (904)221-5833..
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.
N. JAX Beach, just steps to ocean, large
2BR/1BA townhouse. CH&A, ceiling fans,
fully equipped kitchens. Upstairs unit,
wood floors, new bathroom, sundeck
$950/mo. Downstairs unit, new kitchen
and bath, includes washer/ dryer.
$1100/mo. No pets please. 247-6432.
JAX BEACH TOWNHOUSE, 891 6th Ave.
So., lyr. new, 3BR/2.5BA, 1700sf, master
suite w/jacuzzi, balcony, tile first floor,
W/D included, 2 car garage, fenced yard.
Small dogs considered, $1600/mo. +1/mo
dep. Call 249-6150.
1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave. South,
1BR/1BA $650 & $725/mo., Credit Check
(904)891-0606.
BEACH LIVING
Walk to beach from this 2BR/1BA town-
home. Approx. 900sf., newly remodeled
kitchen, CH&A, new W/D, private yard.
.$900/mo. No pets. 616-5615.
JAX BEACH, super clean 2BR/1BA,
CH&A, ceiling fans, dishwasher;
$775/mo. +deposit. No pets. Available
now. 614 4th St. No., 254-7644.
JAX BEACH- 2BR/1BA, just 7 blks. to
beach! Garage space. $750/mo. All South
Realty, 241-4141.
FACING PIER
1 BR,, deck, dining room, wood floors,
laundry room, good closets, assigned
parking. Wave Crest, 120 4th Ave. N.
$875/mo. 993-2555
BeachesApartments.com
TIRED OF the Drive? Lovely San Marco
1BR apt. South of square. Trees, private,
quiet. No pets/ smokers. (904)725-3933.
JAX BCH near ocean 1 & 2BR apts.,
lease, references, $750- $795/mo,
222 4th Ave. So., 221-4134, 703-5518.

LOVELY 1BR on intracoastal. Lots of
glass & decks. $600/mo +deposit.
285-3452.
NEAR DOWNTOWN furnished small effi-
ciency apt. Near Shands Hospital and
FCCJ Downtown. Nonsmoker, $425/mo.
(includes utilities) 307-2841.
ATLANTIC BEACH DUPLEX BY DUT-
TON ISLAND PRESERVE. 3BR/2BA.
Spacious, 1500sf. uilt 2003, 'ewi carpet
,& tile. CH&A, W/D,Easybike to beach,,95
Dudley St., $950/mo. (904)610-2743.
3BR/ 2.5BA Townhome eat in kitchen,
appliances included, WDHU. 1923 Mary
St. Atlantic Bch. Call 246-2803 or 241-
5415, $900/mo. first month up front
+ damage deposit.
JAX BEACH, East of 3rd, 2/1, includes
washer/ dryer & water. 985B, 2nd St. S.
$850/mo., VIP Realty 962-6190.
PONTE VEDRA, 2BR/2BA condo
w/comm. pool! $875/mo. All South Realty,
241-4141.
PV BCH condo, 2BR/ 2BA, Belleza, gated,
many amenities, $975/mo. Avail 4/1.
221-4366.
MAYPORT/ ATL Bch., Brick townhome,
CH&A, WDHU, 2 & 3BR's, $750 &
$875/mo. 724-9994, Ashley
www.owninjax.com/jordan.
ATLANTIC BEACH- Oceanside,
2BR/2BA condo w/club pool, just steps to
beach! $950/mo. All South Realty,
241-4141.
NEPTUNE BEACH- 2BR/1BA, just
2 blocks to ocean! WDHU. $895/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141.
ATLANTIC BCH 2/1. 724 East Coast Dr.,
CH&A, hardwood floors, $900/mo, first,
last, SD. 1 year lease. Donna Ross Real
Estate, Inc. 246-4862.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR home, fenced
yard, all appliances, inc. W/D. Available
4/1.219-2481.
1BR apt, $650/mo. +dep. 2 blocks from
beach, 249-6748.

S. JAX BCH
2 BR APTS
CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730.
ATLANTIC BEACH TOWNHOME BY
DUTTON ISLAND PRESERVE.
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.
OCEANFRONT- 2BR/2BA condo in S.
Jax Bch! Pool, clubhouse & more!
$1350/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
PONTE VEDRA Beach, 2BR/2BA, 1st
floor, Summer House, west side of A1A,
includes all appliances, W/D, FP, super
amenities: brand new clubhouse, mini the-
ater, heated pool, 24/7 fitness center.
$995/mo. Avail. now. (904)349-3434.
BLOCKS TO OCEAN, 3BR/2BA, hard-
wood floors, $1399/mo. Pets ok. 321 9th
St. N. 534-2120.
ATL BCH, Courtyards, 2/2, ceramic tile,
WDHU, $800/mo. TDO Management.
S246-1125.
NEPTUNE BEACH, studio w/garage, 1.5
blocks from ocean, No pets. $777/mo. in-
cludes all utilities, W/D. Avail. April. Call
Rick 891-2345.
JAX BEACH 2.5 blocks to ocean,
1BR/1BA. $710/mo. 655-5367, 803-3099.


NEPTUNE BEACH Townhome,
2BR/1.5BA, No Pets, $900/mo.
(904)237-9375.
ATLANTIC BEACH
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.
607-2794.
NEPTUNE BCH, 229/ 233 Magnolia, 2/1,
carpet/ tile, garage, $950/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.
601 MAIN St., Atlantic Bch, 2BR/1BA, fire-
place, WDHU, screened porch, CH&A.
Credit check. $775/mo. 891-0606.
JAX BEACH, 1 block to ocean,
3BR/1.5BA townhome, CH&A, patio &
deck, $1350/mo. +$1000/deposit. 520 So.
2nd St., 280-2728 leave message.
CARE ELISE Retirement Community, new
2BR, single level, deluxe apartments.
Conveniently located in Hiawassee.
$800/mo. including utilities. Pet friendly.
Call (706)896-1341 or (706)896-1200.
1/2 MONTH FREE! 1BR/ 1BA, Summer
House 5-star resort community incl. W/D.
Avail. now. $799/mo. (904)704-9885.









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GREAT OCEANVIEW
1BR balcony, ceramic tile floors, WDHU,
walk-in closet, assigned parking, $875/mo.
($900 w/washer+dryer). Ocean View,
160 7th Ave. N. 993-2555.
BeachesApartments.com



412 15TH Ave So. 3BR/, 2BA. Very com-
fortable layout on 1st floor. Vaulted, 12'
ceilings. Very nice master bedroom and
bath. 1800sqft., $1800/mo. +utilities.
Please call (904)502-1377.

PVB, SOLANO Cay, 3/2, garage, fenced
yard, $1350/mo. 315-6558.
3BR 2BA, tile floors, frplc., jacuzzi tub,
fenced backyard. $1400/mo. 1123 19th St.
N., Jax Bch. Available April. 571-9248.
BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2.5BA, den w/fireplace,
office, screened pool. $2000/mo.
13 Fairway Lane, JB. (904)241-0267,
(904)962-5332.
ATLANTIC BEACH, NICE 2BR/1BA town-
house flat. Large kitchen/ appliances, ce-
ramic tile. Lots of closets. Cl8se to Beach-
es/ Mayport. 64 West 5th St., $1000/mo,
465-2163.
INTRACOASTAL WEST, 3BR/2BA w/ga-
rage! Pool, tennis & more! $1150/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141.
NEPTUNE BCH, 3BR/ 2BA on cul-de-sac.
Close to school, fenced yard. No pets.
$1200/mo. 403-3831 or 733-2023.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 4BR/2.5BA HOME
1800sf w/200sf sunroom; 2 car garage,
fenced yard. 679 Selva Lakes Cir.
$1500/mo. +dep. 372-9416 or 534-4165.
HISTORIC MAYPORT FISHING VIL-
LAGE. Sit on your vintage front porch and
watch the ships sail by. 2BR/1BA, totally
rehabed, fenced yard. $1095/mo. 1448
Palmer St. Across from Singletons Res-
taurant. 247-1049 or 608-4325.
PONTE VEDRA- Spacious 4/3 home on
lagoon! Near ocean & club! $2900/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141.
NEPTUNE BY the Sea, beautiful 3/2, lots
of tile, jacuzzi tub, skylights, large fenced
yard, lawn service. No pets. 1st/ last/ se-
curity. $1650/mo. 249-2921.
SAN PABLO, Ibis Point, 3/2, fireplace,
sunroom, 2100sf. $1495/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.
JAX BEACH- 930 S. 1st Ave., 1100sf.,
3/1, new wood flooring, bath & kit., W/D &
DW. $900/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
PONTE VEDRA, L'Atrium, 2BR/2BA, fire-
place, 2 car garage, fenced yard, lawn
service. Unfurnished, year lease.,
$1200/mo. 642-3517.
MAYPORT FISHING Village, 3BR/2BA,
fenced yard, $995/mo. Call 221-0612.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3/2.5 SFH, open floor
plan, travertine floors/ counter tops,
f'place, screened pool, corner lot,
$2100/mo. TDO Management Services,
246-1125.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2100sf., 4BR/2.5BA.
Fenced backyard, quiet neighborhood.
$1700/mo. 1481 Marshview Ct., Hidden
Paradise. 403-8953
ATLANTIC BCH 474 Mako Dr. 3/2, new
windows, available March 1st., $975/mo.
+deposit. 904-536-5355.
FAIRFIELD PVB, 3BR 2.5BA, 2 car gar.,
gated, comm. tennis, pool & gym. Partially
furnished, lawn care incl. $1600/mo. Avail.
4/1/08. Prefer long term. (904)742-4375
ATLANTIC BCH West/ Mayport, 3BR/
2BA, new remodel. Family room, eat- in
kit., fenced yard. $1250/mo., year lease.
(904)612-8868.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1365 Seminole Rd.,
3BR/2BA, CH&A, garage, $1300/mo. 1yr.
lease. 904-534-5541.
ATL. BCH, 2/1, LR, EIK, WDHU, 1000sf.
$950/mo. TDO MGMNT. (904)246-1125.
ATLANTIC BEACH/ Mayport 935 Main St.
3BR/2BA, fenced yard, garage,
. $1195/mo.,, ,2477-1049. ,,,.
- JAX BEAOH/Beautiful 3BR/2BA,-1700sf.
2 car garage, fireplace, washer/ dryer,
fenced yard, lawn service, great neighbor-
hood. $1500/mo. 568-0428.
BEACH CHARMER, 3/2 plus bonus room.
CH/A, WDHU, garage, sprinkler syst., tile,
new carpet. Pet ok with deposit.
$1300/mo. 838-8725.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3BR/2BA, large
marsh front lot. Owner pays lawn qare.
Near school, many amenities. $2100/mo.
(904)285-9278.
3BR/2BA, large fenced yard in beautiful
Seabreeze, 17 Oaks Drive. $1300/mo.
247-5334, 514-1090.
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.
PONTE VEDRA Patio home on lake,
3BR/2BA, tile floors, fireplace, garage,
tennis, pools. $1250/mo. 285-7324.
NEPTUNE BEACH 3BR/ 2.5BA, town-
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 main, pets OK+ dep.
Phone 904-610-6444.
4 BLOCKS from beach, 2BR/2BA, sun-
room, big kitchen, WDHU, W/D option,
shaded fenced yard. Excellent condition,
nearly new appliances. $1075/mo. in-
cludes credit on utility. 1 year preferred.
No pets. Jax Beach. (904)502-5910.
ISLE OF Palms, 3/2 brick. New floors,
fripc. Rent to own. $1400/mo. (904)821-
9997.
ATLANTIC BEACH, quiet 2BR/1BA, ga-
rage, W/D, appliances. $895/mo., 1st, last,
deposit. (904)613-7438.
NEW CONSTRUCTION beautiful
4BR/3BA home conveniently located in
Atlantic Bch, 2 miles to Base. Gorgeous
master suite w/ jacuzzi tub, large WIC,
large living/ dining area w/ frplc, laundry
room, 2 car garage, fenced yard. Small
pets considered. Zoned for Fletcher High
School, $1600/mo. +dep, 249-6150,
PLAYERS CLUB SAWGRASS;
4BR/2BA, new carpet/ paint, 2car garage.
$1550/mo. (904)735-8668.
ATLANTIC BEACH EAST, 2/2.5 town-
home, Selva Lakes, 6blks to bch, 2car
gar., W/D, tile, fplc, walk-in closets, fenced
yd. comm. pool. $1300/mo. Avail. 4/1.
249-1098.
MARSH Landing CC home, totally reno-
vated. Furnished or unfurnished
$2495/mo. (904)537-4083.
JAX BEACH, walk to ocean, 4/2 remod-
eled, $1475.mo., 18 Sandra Dr.,
336-572-2662.
EAST OF A1A, 2BR/2BA, Open floor plan,
yard w/deck, W/D, Pets OK, $1340/mo.
803-3099, 655-5367.


THE PALMS at Marsh Landing, newly ren- ROOM FOR rent in my home near ICW.
ovated 1/1; partially furnished, $875/mo. Hot tub avail. $650/mo. incl. util. Call
Call Maryanne, (904)537-6161. (904)571-6533.


JAX BEACH-. The Palms, gated,
2 BR/ 2 BA new luxury condo. Vaulted
ceilings, washer / dryer, pool & fitness.
Only $1000/ mo. (904) 472-4039.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/2BA, W/D, fireplace.
3 blocks to beach. $1075/mo.
(904)742-6423.
PVB, 2BR/2BA, gated, fireplace, ground
floor, $1100/mo., all 864-2440.
PONTE VEDRA condo across from dcean
inside Sawgrass. Lg efficiency w/ tile top
kitchen, double vanity bath, private patio,
washer/ dryer, 1st floor. Park at door &
hear ocean. Completely furnished. I will
refund all rent if purchased within a year.
$800/mo. 706-331-0889.
3BR/ 2BA condo, S. Jax Bch. Great loca-
tion. Hardwood floors, frplc., vaulted ceil-
ings, $1200/mo. Call (904)703-0986.
1BR/1BA, BEACH CONDO, 14TH AVE.
NORTH, FURNISHED OR UNFURNISH-
ED, PETS OK, ALL TILE. $1000/MO.
477-4640.
SOUTHSIDE/ MONTREUX 1BR/1BA,
920sf, WD, WIC, 9ft ceilings, solarium,
gated community, over looking pool &
lake. Tons of amenities, Avail. April 1st.
(904)318-2121.
PVB/ BELLEZA- 1BR/1BA, 2nd floor
$875/mo.. (904)708-3809.
BEAUTIFUL OCEANFRONT Condo,
3BR/2BA. Call 294-8138.
OCEAN VIEWS 2/1, new fresh paint,
great location, $900/mo, McGuire Mort-
gage, 246-9915.
1BR/1BA, GROUND floor, fireplace, W/D,
2 pools, full gym, beach shuffttle and ac-
cess. $800/mo. 294-1237.
UNFURNISHED CONDO, Immaculate first
floor, 2/2 condo, appliances one year old;
screened lanai. Many amenities,
$1000/mo. Call 285-4772 after 6pm.
OCEANFRONT ACQ2,. 3/3; 2124sf;
private garage; fitness ctr; pools.
$2900/mo. Renee L. Baron, Inc. (904)
242-2821


OCEANFRONT, JACKSONVILL Beach
South. 1BR71BA units, pool, no pets. 1
parking space. Unfurnished 2nd floor cor-
ner unit, newly remodeled and beautiful.
All new appliances, counters, cabinets
and floors. $1399/mo. Furnished 1st floor
unit $1499/mo. Call (904)463-1036.


JAX BEACH, 711 S. 3rd Street. Single
room office, $375/mo. TDO Management,
246-1125.
700SF AND 1600SF, great frontage, great
signage availability, starting @ $700/mo.
Call 993-4011.
OFFICE SPACE for rent, 3 rooms, shared
reception/ waiting area, shared kitchen/
break area. Centralized beaches location
behind Harry's Seafood Restaurant, 401
9th Ave. N. 247-3777.
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE space w/recep-
tion area on Beach Blvd. $375/mo, in-
cludes utilities, janitorial, high speed inter-
net, 465-2505.
2 NEW professional furnished office
spaces next to Mayo Clinic. 10'x13.5'
each. $550/mo. each. Connie 223-0035.
OFFICE SPACE available for rent at 1171
Beach Blvd between Penman Rd and
A1A. Please call 904-993-9268 for de-
tails.

FREE RENT- Office Space for Lease,
500sf. to 3500sf., OSCEOLA PROF.
CNTR. across from Bonefish Grill.
(904)545-2243


Conference Room


COMMERCIAL LOT, 50'x125', zoned
industrial. 8th Ave. 'South, Jax Bch.
$1000/mo. 241-1880.


$200 OFF 1st month. Luxurious newer WAREHOUSE FOR lease, 1375sqft, with
1BR/1BA, Bartram Park. ONLY $825/mo. small office and bathroom. Air conditioned
916-300-3039. $13.65/sqft.+ CAM approx. $2100/mo.
r' ^ME ln NT MNIMn O/O ,atLa South Jax Beach, 241-1880.


=l- rnU,.IUi N l .Ul i.un/L.- at LasO
Brisas, 601-South 1st Street. Furnished/
Unfurnished. Available Immediately. Call
465-4101.
SPINNAKER 1BR/1BA. Elegantly furnish-
ed. Steps to Ocean. Garage, Avail 4/1.
$1650/mo. 708-4022.
PV CONDO 2 BR newly remodeled, 1 car
garage, $950/mo. Top Sell Realty
270-0222.
JAX BEACH 14th Ave. N. 1BR/1BA,
1 block to beach. Non-smoker. $895/mo.
(904)249-9769.
SPACIOUS CONDO at The Palms. 3/2
w/garage, $1200/mo., 242-9173.
NEPTUNE BEACH 3BR/ 2.5BA, town-
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.


MAYPORT RD warehouse space,
$575/mo. 514-1090, 247-5334.
ATLANTIC BCH, 4300sf office/ retail
building for sale or lease. (904)545-7994.
RETAIL/ OFFICE space for lease. May-
port Road. (904) 514-1090.


FREE CATS and Kittens to approved
homes. Call 242-0224.


$500 REWARD Lost Senegal PARROT
Green with Orange Belly. Call sightings or
found (904)962-4333.
HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
dogs. 246-3600.


o;ATLAt.ATJC--BQthi-dH2BA,;JblJck from- IF YOU areinterested in advertisIn under
-ocean..$1100/mo, 221-4696.: ,t,..- ,. t .this. category please call 904-249-9033 or
JAX BEACH Sleps to Sand! 1412 N. 1st email: classified@beachesleader.com


St. 3BR/2BA, new paint & flooring, wash-
er/dryer, large balcony. 1400sf. Great lo-
cation. No dogs. $1750/mo. +dep. Availa-
ble May 1st. 537-5071, 881-4730.
PONTE VEDRA Beach, immaculate, 3/2,
ground floor with garage, end unit, newly
tiled kitchen, dining, living room, newly
painted, new blinds, all amenities. No
dogs. Unfurnished $1350/mo, .furnished
$1850/mo, Please call (904)273-8923.
OCEAN FRONT Condo, Jax Beach, 1/1,
W/D, quiet beautiful pool, $1350/mo,
249-6166. ,
PALMS @ Marsh Landing, 1BR/1BA, gat-
ed community, all amenities, $850/mo.
880-4881, 607-4476.
VILLAS @ MARSH Landing beautiful,
completely furnished, 2/2, garage, golf
course view, screened lanai, $1200/mo.,
887-5005.
PONTE VEDRA, Excellent 2BR/2BA, 2nd
floor, tree views all rooms, neutral colors,
almost new appliances/ carpet, high ceil-
ings, W/D, fireplace, garage. Walk to
beach. $1100/mo. Janet Wells, 635-6375.
PONTE VEDRA Bch, 1BR/ 1BA, 800sf w/
garage. Villa Del Mar. $850/mo incl. cable
& water. (904)545-3156.
PONTE VEDRA Lakes Townhouse re-
modeled, 2BR/2.5BA, on lake, end unit,
pool, tennis. $950/mo. SCH Consulting,
Inc. Broker (904)710-8858.
OCEAN VIEW! Newly built, 3-story town
home at 14th Ave. S. Upscale amenities
& design. $2500/mo + utilities.
Approx.1900sqft. Please call 904-502-
1377.
PVB, 2BR/1.5BA TH Very clean & nice.
$895/mo. Avail now. (904)333-3844.



2BR/1.5BA FOR rent, WDHU, CH&A.
$625/mo. Call 273-0857


S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean-
front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267.
www.rentjacksonvillebeach.com
OCEANFRONT RENTAL
4BR/4BA, weekly, monthly, yearly. Call
(904)249-8269.
OCEANFRONT totally renovated, furnish-
ed 4BR/ 2BA condo, long or short term.
Marsh Landing CC home also available.
(904)537-4083.
OCEANFRONT 1 BR or 2BR, daily/ week-
ly/ monthly, pool, 463-7343.
OCEANFRONT- FURNISHED & unfur-
nished homes & condos! From $700 per
week! All South Realty, 241-4141.


SEEKING ROOMMATES, Bedroom w/pri-
vate bath. Beach & Kernan or Beach &
San Pablo. 534-3732.


REFINED SENIOR lady seeking like gen-
tleman for companionship. Reply to
Beaches Leader P.O Box 50129 Attn: RD
Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250



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IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com
NEED A Math Tutor? I tutor up through
Algebra I. Lyn Broderick, 247-8609.


EXPERIENCED BARTENDER, Wait Staff,
Host/ Hostess/ Bussers. Fax resume 246-
5080 or apply in person, Mezza Luna Res-
taurant, 110 First St., Nep Bch.
PERSONAL SECRETARY needed,
4days/wk., 3 hrs./day, $10/hr. +bonuses.
Must have medical or health knowledge. .
Microsoft, Power Point and type at least
75wpm. Please send resume to:
vanitams@aol.com
OFFICE HELP 15-20 hrs./wk. (M-W-F).
Cust. Svc., computer knowledge, attention
to detail and dependability a must. Fax re-
sume to 1-866-295-9274.

NOTICE TO READERS
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.
SEEKING INSTRUCTION on basic Power
Point w/laptop computer. Call 339-1723.
CAREGIVER NEEDED for elderly. $10/hr.
Must be flexible, must have own car.
Background check req'd. 610-9047.


BUNGALOW AT Solano Cay, 103 Solano
Cay Circle, PVB. 3BR/2BA, fireplace, ga-
rage, fenced yard, blocks from beach.
Pets welcome. $1350/mo. (904)343-7076.
ATLANTIC BEACH Townhouse. 363
Aquatic Dr. 3BR/2BA, fenced yard. good
location. $1100/mo. +deposit. 982-0416.
OAK HARBOR 3BR/2BA, CH&A, WDHU,
new appliances, carport, $1000/mo + dep.
1102 Green Cay Ave. 249-3214, 945-
3303.


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RELIABLE HOUSEKEEPER needed for
small oceanfront hotel. Experienced appli-
cants only. Weekends required. Apply in
person, 120 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune
*E Beach.


HOUSEKEEPER: BEACH Country Club.
FT/ benefits/ 401K/ flexible schedule.
Detail oriented individual. Pay neg. w/exp.
904-246-4827 or email:
facilities@selvamarina.com. DFWP

CNA
FULL-Time shifts available 7-3 and 11-7
at a Premier Retirement Community. Ex-
cellent benefit package, competitive wag-
es, good working environment. Applica-
tions available at Fleet Landing Security
Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic
Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-9447; email
in, to: jobs@fleetlanding.com EOE/ Drug-
Free Workplace.


AL'S PIZZA Atlantic Beach and Ponte Ve-
dra Beach hiring P/T and F/T Servers,
Cashiers and Kitchen Staff. Please apply
in person at either location.
F/T RECEPTIONIST needed at busy
doctor's office. Neat appearance and abili-
ty to multi-task is a must. Fax resume to
(904) 247-9722.
MANICURIST- BUSY Ponte Vedra Nail
Shop has stations for rent. Licensed re-
quired. 910-9106.
PRIVATE COUNTRY Club now hiring
Chef, Sous Chef, Line Cooks. Apply .at:
privatecountryclub@yahoo.com
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/ Cus-
tomer Service. Growing manufacturing
company seeks professional, organized,
customer focused individual for adminis-
trative assistant/ customer service posi-
tion in fast paced business environment.
Must tes t 50 wpm, proficiency in Word
and Excel, ability to multi-task, have high
attention to detail and organization, and
answer multi-line phone system, AP/AR.
Excellent verbal and written communica-
tion skills a must. Bookkeeping experience
a plus. M-F, 8am-5pm. Email resume to
admin@hurricanearmor.net or fax t6
(904)241-7333.

Full/ part time sales people needed: Apply
at Sea Shells & Coral, 230 North Board-
walk. JB.
ELECTROLYSIS/ HAIR Removal Special-
ist. for Medical Spa. Contact 241-2023.
SERVERS, Line Cooks, Dishwashers,.
Fine Dining. JJ's Bistro. Ponte Vedra,
273-7980. Gate Parkway, 996-7557.
PEST CONTROL Lawn Technician want-
ed for beach company. No experience re-
quired. Good pay, health, life, dental insur-
ance and vacation. 75% of our employees
have been with us 3yrs. or longer and are
100% vested in our retirement plan. If you
desire a career position call 241-7175 for
interview. Drug-free workplace.


NEWLY REMODELED Salon, 2 stations
available, full-time with clientele. Call
249-3011.
LAWN MAINTENANCE worker, F/T, pay
based on experience. DL & background
check required. Beaches, 241-4276.
TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.
LULU'S WATERFRONT GRILLE
Experienced Line Cooks needed to assist
in all aspects of our successful 10 yr. oper-
ation. Good pay and great people to work
with. If you have tried the rest, come work
with the best. 285-0139.


Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
0967.
CLASS "D" Security Officers needed to
work upscale gated communities and con-
dominiums in Jax and Ponte Vedra
Beach. Apply in person for a guaranteed
interview at: First Coast Security Serv-
ices, 1 Independent Dr. #117 (Modis
Bldg.) Jax, FL 32202 (904)598-1993.
www.fcssfl.com
SCAFFOLD Erectors, Ironworkers, Car-
penters, Construction Personnel (Skilled
and Unskilled), 726-5661.
VET TECH, experienced, for busy Animal
Hospital. Apply within 28 Corona Rd.,
Ponte Vedra Beach.
*
SALES PERSON/ DRIVER
To develop customer pickups and delivery
route for established dry cleaners. Great
commission plan for motivated/ customer
service oriented individual. Benefits/
health insurance. The Cleaners 1519 Pen-
man Rd., 246-1705 or 629-2683.
*

COUNTER HELP, Dry Cleaners Ponte
Vedra area. Call 285-5644.


PIPE FITTERS, Ship Fitters, Welders (all
types),inside/ Outside Machinist, Marine
Electricians, willing to travel, long term,
726-5661.
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NURSERY ATTENDANT. Loving person
to provide care for infants to 3yr. olds on
Sunday mornings 8:45am-12:30pm and
Wednesday evenings 5:30-8:30pm,
$10/hr. Previous child care, references
and CPR training preferred. Apply in per-
son at First Christian Church, 2125 Ocean.
Front, NB, 246-2010.
EXPERIENCED LINE Cooks, Dishwash-
ers. Fax resume 246-5080 or apply in per-
son, Mezza Luna Restaurant, 110 First
St., Nep Bch.
PART-TIME RECEPTIONIST/ Cashier,
Atlantic Beach, Brian, 249-0360.
NURSERY WORKER needed Sunday
8:30am to noon for local church. Call
Debbie at 221-1700 x208 to apply or fax
resume 221-9191.

LPN
Weekends only in the Assisted Living Fa-
cility at a Premier Retirement Community.
Applications available at Fleet Landing
Security Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-9447;
e-mail to: jobs@fleetlanding.com EOE/
Drug-Free Workplace.
DOMESTIC ASSISTANT: 3-4 hrs.,
M, W, F, AM, approx. 9-12/1pm. House
cleaning, laundry, organizational skills.
Starting salary $12/hr. +gas. Looking for
bright, work-oriented individual, energetic,
responsible, and reliable, with own trans-
portation. References required. Ponte Ve-
dra. 477-3435, leave message.


PAINTERS
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
jobs@fleetlanding.com. EOE/ Drug-Free
workplace.
CHRISTY PLUMBING Reeds experienced
Journeymen, Servicemen, and Helpers.
Must have drivers license. Drug free work-
place. Call 247-4419, 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri.
POOL SERVICE Tech. Top pay. Must
have 2 years experience. Good driving're-
cord. Call Pool Pro's. 400-4943. Ask for
Aaron.
SEEKING A self-motivated, professional
individual for a full time, entry level admin-
istrative position. Experience required:
Pleasant phone etiquette & Good organi-
zational skills. Knowledge of MS Excel,
MS Word with good typing & proofreading
skills. Photoshop & PowerPoint skills an
advantage. Email resume to
fvickers@enbarchitects.com Ebert Nor-
man Brady Architects. 1361 13th Avenue
South, Suite 230, Jacksonville Beach,
Florida 32250.

RELIABLE, experienced, dependable,
haFd-working, trustworthy, Carpenter/
Handyman needed F/T. Must be well ex-
perienced in all aspects of maintenance.
Compensation is negotiable and the can-
didate must have references. Apply in per-
son, 315 3rd Ave. N., Jax Bch.
SOUTH BEACH SALON has chair rental
available. Call Jerry, 673-3639.


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CARL'S SALON
BEACH PLAZA
Now offering station rentals.
Stylist and Nail techs.
** HAIRSTYLIST**
Top pay, insurance & benefits. FT/ PT .
Baymeadows area. 519-0004.

COOK
Full time. lpm-9pm, at a premier retire-
ment community. Experienced preferred,
but will train Excellent benefits Applica-
tions available at Fleet Landing Security
. Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic
Beach, FL 32233; Fax to 904-246-9447;
email to jobs@fleetlanding.com. EOE/
Drug-free Workplace.
JACKSONVILLE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR
Recruiting talented, quality focused indi-
vidual to apply skills in carpentry, repairs
and facilities maintenance to our club fa-
cilities. FT Supervisory position with Bene-
fits Package. Call 223-5555 to schedule
appointment. Drug-free Workplace/EOE.

OPTOMETRY, West Beaches, Front
desk, customer service, all office aspects.
Friendly personality, ability to multi-task,
bookkeeping, PC, medical office experi-
ence a plus. Fax resume to 221-6504.

CNAS
NEEDED for home health & area hospi-
tals. To apply visit our website @
www.nfhsonline.com or apply in person,
North Florida Health Services, 710 3rd St.
N., Jax Bch. 241-1656.


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



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


PLANTATION OAKS Annual Community
Garage Sale, Sat. 3/15, 8am- 1pm. from
Beach Blvd. turn on to 15th Ave. S. (next
to Angie's Subs). 15th Ave. becomes Fair-
way, past Jax Bch Golfcourse to Planta-
tion Oaks. (904)982-9836.
BENEFIT FOR American Cancer Society.
A little of everything! Saturday, 3/15, 8am-
2pm. 2700 1st St. S..
RUMMAGE SALE at The Noble Street
School. 1356 Beach Blvd., Beach Plaza
next to Beaches Gymnastics. Saturday
March 15th, 8am-lpm. Records, clothes,
games, something for everyone.
HUGE SALE Oakbreeze Cove Subdivi-
sion 223 Evans Drive, Saturday, 3/15
8am-2pm (near Seabreeze School ) cloth-
ing, household items, furniture, table saw,
drum set, surfboards and much more.
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS furniture,file cabi-
nets, clothes truck tires. Saturday & Sun-
day, 9am-4pm, No early birds. 585 7th
Ave. South


SATURDAY MARCH 8th & 15th, 8am-
noon, 1816 Strand St.


S YARD SALE SATURDAY 7am-11am,
BARBER SHOP for sale. 3 chairs, 2043 Marye Brant Loop, children toys &
$25,000 OBO. 228-1128. clothing & misc items.


BARBER/SALON 4SALE. Beaches area.
$35k OBO. Call Jenifer, 262-716-1114.


CHILD CARE in my home at Girvin & At-
lantic, Mon.- Fri., ages 2- years,
994-7157.
BABYSITTING IN my home, F/T or PiT,
good hours & rates. Call 220-7493.


CERTIFIED WELDER seeks position as
Tack Welder, Domestic Shop, Mechanic
Assistantor General Laborer. 30+ years
experience, references, transportation &
resume. I am a Christian and a hard work-
er. Call Herbert 221-7322.


IN-HOME CARE BY VISITING ANGELS.
Providing the best CNA'S, HHA's and
Homemakers/ Companions to care for
your loved one at home, hospital, nursing
home, assisted living. Up to 24-hour care.
Affordable Rates. (904)725-8222.
www.visitingangels.com
VERY DEPENDABLE & honest, state cer-
tified CNA that will provide good quality
care in your home or facility. Call Sandra,
(904)502-9980.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com
CAREMINDERS HOME CARE. Providing
superior care for your loved .one. From
handicapped children to the elderly. From
simple companions to nursing services.
Licensed/ Insured and Bonded. Call
808-0558.


KITCHEN TABLE, w/leaf, chairs, $150;
Ceiling fan, $25 Full-size Washer/ Dryer,
$100 both.. (904)285-4435.
3 GRACO GMAX 5900 Airless Paint
Sprayers, $900 each or all three, $2100;
Yale 5500# Hand Pallet Jack, used spar-
ingly, like new, $180 OBO; 2 Graco Model
1040 Diaphram Pumps, 1", $150 each;
Kobalt electric air compressor, 15 lbs.,
$150 each; 2 Vico 1hp whirlpool pumps,
$125 each; 2 Air Supply of the Future
whirlpool pump w/600 watt heater, $150
each. Call 591-0170.
KENMORE WASHER & Dryer, $175 for
both, 641-9667, 838-5411.
LAZY BOY Recliner, gas BBQ grill, 19"
Sharp,.21" Zenith TV's, 223-5222.
17CF GARAGE refrig. w/ working icemak-
er $150. Pressure washer, new wand &
hose $150. Patio lawn furn- table, umbrel-
la, 4 chairs $200. 280-7545.
USED SOFABED- free you haul away!
,Call Sandra 249-7996.
LODGE & Club Equity Membership. Save
$1,000. Call (904)254-5969.
WERNER COMMERCIAL Ladder, $50.
Wood door .w/windows $60. Upright al-
mond refrigerator $50. Wood flooring
(snap-type), 11 boxes $10/box. Floor tile,
*5 boxes $10/box. 962-8849.
PINBALL MACHINE. Bally Midway, 8 ball
champ. Antique. Works but need repairs.
$,50, 699-3006. 4
36" SONY Triniton TV, Paid $950 Asking
$400. New table w/6 chairs, mahogany
w/padded seats $600 OBO. 220-6908.
A MIXTURE of Gumball Beaver Stands
-dand Heads, and Vend Stars, "as is".
994-7157.
BRAND NEW Troy generator 3550. $400.
Sears riding lawn mower 3000, still under
servcie agreement $1000. 246-9685.
IN-HOUSE SALE, appt only. Wed &Thurs
only. Desk $100, dryer $50, bar w/ 4
chairs $500 OBO. Cargo trailer $100.
12' aluminum boat $100. 249-4116.
BEAUTIFUL SOFA and loveseat! Ivory
fabric w/cherry legs. End tables, coffee ta-
ble to match. All ($800) or separate.
Rarely used. 241-2548.
6-PERSON, LT wood, glass-top dining ta-
ble $250. Wicker dresser $25. 1 three
band gold ring and 1 multi gemstone gold
ring for sale best offer. 241-7721.
WHIRLPOOL WASHER & Dryer, $75/ea.
30 day warranty. Deliver, $20. 318-8173,
992-1470.
52" RCA TV excellent condition $500.
(904)610-9938.


SOFA $100. GE Washer/ Dryer, excellent
condition, large load capacity $100ea.
285-4772 after 6pm.



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


ART AUCTION to Benefit Homeless.
7pm, March. 29th, 10% BP. 150 Park Ave.
Orange Park FL. www.AnjeAuctions.net
AB2659. (904)248-0926, (352)562-3103.

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CHRIST UNITED Methodist Church, 400
Penman Rd., Spring Rummage Sale, Fri.,
March 14 & Sat., March 15, 9am-3pm.
Soup, drinks, sandwiches, & desserts will
be sold. 249-5370.


LITTLE EXPLORER'S Preschool Spring
Festival & garage sale, Saturday March
15th, 10am-4pm, 2440 Mayport Rd.
SATURDAY & Sunday Only. 9am-6pm,
225 5th' St. Painted matching desk with ar-
moire, love seat other furniture & various
items.
EBAY INVENTORY Overload Sale! Friday
Only, 3/14, 8am. Rain or Shine. Home
goods, exercise, beads, PS3 games, nov-
els, mint baby clothes & gates & more!
386 7th St.
SATURDAY 3/15, 8-12, 140 12th St. A lit-
tle bit of everything. N& early birds!
SELVA LAKES neighborhood sale, March
15th 8am-2pm, (left on Plaza at firestation
in Atlantic Bch, next right Parkside, maps
available at entrance)
CUB SCOUT Yard Sale, Community Pres-
byterian Church, 150 Sherry Dr., Ati Bch.
Sat. 3/15, 8-12.


The Nearly New Thrift Shop located on
Mayport Naval Base. Open to active Mili-
tary, retired & civilians with base access.
OPEN SATURDAY MAR. 15TH and ev-
ery Tues. & Thurs. 9-1pm. Directions: In
building #27, across from the airport tow-
er, 2blks from McDonalds. Ph: 270-6067.
(Supported by The NWCA, Mayport
#201),



SATURDAY ONLY, 8-1pm, 419 Pheasant
Run, Solano Woods. Custom furn., cloth,
ing, wine chest, TV & TV console, jewelry
& more.
WAREHOUSE SALE Manufacturer of
brand name children's furniture and ac-
cessories selling overstock inventory,
seconds and close-outs at drastic reduc-
tion. First quality decorator fabrics, craft
items and office supplies. Sat., 3/15, 8am-
noon. 5150 Palm Valley Rd., Ponte Vedra
Business Park.


AVON OPEN HOUSE, Saturday, 11am-
2pm, 900 Ironwood Drive. Unit 917, Ponte
Vedra. Stock up for Easter now!
MULTI-FAMILY YARD Sale! Toys,
clothes, furniture, new jewelry, household
items and more. 5150 Palm Valley Rd.,
Ponte Vedra Business Park. Sat., 3/15,
8am-noon.


SATURDAY, 9AM-2PM, 13680 Covington
Creek Dr. Big-size ladies clothes, lots of
household items.
MULTI-FAMILY, SATURDAY, 7am, 2624
Kersey Drive West. (off Southside Blvd.).
ICW COACHMAN LAKES HUGE COM-
MUNITY SALE. March 15, 7am-noon.
Clothing, household items, furniture, tools,
toys and much more. St Johns Bluff or
Huffman Blvd to Alden Rd East. Coach-
man Lakes is at end on right. Rain date
3/29.



A BIG Full Sale!! Ponte Vedra Huge col-
lect of: Old toys, guns, knives, lighters,
clocks, dolls, Kewpies, books. Black
items, sewing, watches, fantastic lamps,
antique glass, china, furn. Heavy 14k,
Atocha, diam. jewelry. Take A1A to Sola-
na Rd. to Golf Club to 65 Phillip AVE. OR
PARK ON A1A, short walk. Early no's
Thurs. at 8am at 228 4th Ave. S., Jax Bch.
Sale: Thurs. 9-4, Fri. 9-3. China Cat 241.-
0344.-chinacatantique.com


DEMO SALE, 2 story PV house. Sale in-
cludes bathroom fixtures, windows, doors,
CH&A, gas fireplace unit, plantation shut-
ters, wood blinds, carpet, hardwood floor,
bricks, landscaping. If it can be removed it
is for sale. Bring your measurements and
tools! Fri. 10-2, Sat. 9-3, Mon. 10-1. 416
Ponte Vedra Blvd. Take Solano to PV,
turn left.



14' FIBERGLASS Tomboy, 25Merc out-
-board, swivel seats and live well. $1800
OBO. (904)270-1082 Iv. msg.

BOAT STORAGE in PV. Visit
www.MarinaClubPV.com
12' BOAT, 4hp motor, 12-16' trailer. $2000
OBO. Call 721-3787.



AUTO &-BIKE SWAP MEET
Buy and sell cars, cycles & parts.
Sunday, March 16th. E. Palatka Fair-
grounds. www.floridaswapmeet.com
(904)425-9898.


2001 NISSAN Quest, AT, rear A/C,
113,500 mi., $5500. Call 422-0296.


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
591-0170.




1966 MUSTANG, red. Runs great. $2800.
Call (904)635-0597.
1994 FORD Tempo, 97,000 miles, auto-
matic, A/C,. $1700 OBO. 307-9640.
CLASSIC 1985 BMW 325e, runs well,
good gas mileage. $1600 OBO. (904)571-
9286, (904)315-5040.
AUTO & BIKE SWAP MEET
Buy and sell cars, cycles & parts.
Sunday, March 16th. E. Palatka Fair-
grounds. www.floridaswapmeet.com
904)425-9898.
WANTED: RECENT year pre-owned
Nissan/ Toyota w/low miles. Car/ SUV.
(904)725-3933.
2003 SUZUKI Vitara SUV, excellent con-
dition, 4-cyl, great on gas, must sell, best
offer over $8000. Call Maxine 710-8520.
2006 SCION tC
Nautical blue, 5spd, factory warranty re-
maining, only 23,000 miles, excellent con-
dition. $14,000 OBO. (904)247-8613.


1994 GMC Safai Van, $1000 OBO. Call 1966 CITROEN. "As is" $4500. Call
613-5254. (904)246-4887 leave message.


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INTERIOR DESIGN Services, Call inside
Out Interior Consulting. (904)879-5253
some local areas require area code!
FL#1B26000814
SEWING: CUSTOM Window treatments,
bed skirts, table skirts, shower curtains,
pillows etc., many years experience
223-7912.
PET SITTING, your baby a guest in my
home. 294-1237.
SCISSOR & KNIFE SHARPENING
Specializing in salon scissors, fabric,
household, industrial shears & knives.
Mobile. (904)945-3375.
GOING AWAY? Let us care for your
home. "IN LIEU OF YOU" 285-4131.
Serving Beaches and Ponte Vedra
20 years.


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


ATTENTION SMALL business owners:
Need help with Quickbooks? Monthly
Reconcilations, Financial Reports, Payroll,
Tax Filing, and more. Free consultation.
607-1030.


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


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


IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @ beachesleader.com
STUCK? FRUSTRATED? Call Rob. All
applications, house calls, training, repairs,
upgrades, websites, graphics Free phone
tech. 904-249-3034 or email:
callrob@comcast.net.



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



LAWN PREP or Re Sod, great prices.
(904)334-6091, Bob.

A NATIVE SUN LANDSCAPE
Total Lawn Maintenance. Clean-ups, Sod-
ding, Mulching, Re-planting. Free esti-
mates. 247-3344.
LAWN & Tree Service. No job too big or
small. Good rates. Call 904-254-7403.
KEN'S LAWN CARE
Cutting, edging, weed-eating, landscap-
ing, pressure washing, grading and sod-
ding. Free estimate. 252-6112.

PERSCHEL BROTHERS
SERVICES, INC.
PROFESSIONAL LAWN service. We mow
lawns. Free estimates. 246-0967.
IRRIGATION AND Landscape Installa-
tions. and Repair. Free Quotes, Ask For
Scott. (904)303-3779.
WINSOR LAWN Service, Inc. Competitive
rates. Call Alan. 237-5301.

ED'S LAWNCARE
Dependable Quality Service. Reasonable
rates. (904)524-8660.
COMPLETE LAWN care- Mow, edge,
blow, clean- ups. Mulching, sodding, land-
scaping. Most yards $30. Call Lee
379-5651.
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30 YEARS experience, all types of lawn IF YOU are interested in advertising under
care, Call 334-1931. this category please call 904-249-9033 or
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CHEAP MOtE'! Complete lawn service.
Most yards only $25. (904)422-0593.
BUDGET LAWNGARE. Mow, Edge, Trim,
Blow from $20. Free Analysis/ Estimate.
285-2952.
ENDLESS SUMMER Lawncare. Free esti-
mates. Professional customer service.
Mowing, edging, weeding, trimming- trees,
shrubs. Licensed & insured. Residential &
commercial. CALL US FIRSTI 270-2664.



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


IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com
HANDY TRUCK SERVICES. NEED
HELP? Experienced delivery & moving of
furniture, appliances, and more. Residen-
tial/ Commercial. Odd Jobs. Visa/ Mas-
terCard/ AMEX. (904)874-1136.
HandyTruckChuck@aol.com


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


LICENSED PAINT Contractor will paint
average size room $95. Insured.
(904)613-1271, (904)305-1919.
PAINT IT RIGHT. In or Out. QUALITY
WORK. Free estimates. Call Mike Wil-
liams, 285-2651.


ices. Anything from A to Z. Serving the
beaches for 24 years. 853-6036.
COUNTERTOPS- SOLID Surface refinish-
ing. Granite repair. Residential and com-
mercial. Kitchens and baths. Cell
(904)229-4627. Office (904)424-4090.
DOORS- TRIM- Rotted wood.
RICK'S CARPENTRY
Any type woodwork. (904)613-6042.


Certified Builder Certified Roofer
Lie. CB-C059536 Lic. CCC1325888
Member of the Better Business Bureau


FREE Refrigerator or Jacuzzi
tub with Kitchen or Bath remodel


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REPAIR GUY INC.
Home & office repair and maintenance.
(904)334-6091.





You get oil changes & tune-
ups for your car, you visit your
physician, you take your pet to
the vet... but what are you
doing to maintain your life's
largest investment?
904-249-9946

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

NELIGAN CONSTRUCTION
ROOFING DIVISION
ROOF REPAIRS & Re-Roofing. Trust a li-
censed professional. See our ad. under
Remodeling/Construction. State Certified
Roofer #CCC1325888. Member BBB
247-3777.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com



WEBERS TREE SERVICE
246-9930
Quality work at reasonable rates. Stump
grinding. Since 1986.
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SECOND HUSBAND Handyman Serv-
ices: Carpentry, rough to finish, Drywall,
Texturing, Painting, Tile, Renovations,
Honest, Dependable. Rick (904)885-0164.


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Friday, March 14
Leprechaun Players: The
Leprechaun Players, members
of American Legion Posts 129
and 316, perform the 14th
annual Irish Show.at 7 p.m. at
Post 129, 1151 4th St. S.,
Jacksonville Beach. Starting at
5:30 p.m., corned beef and cab-
bage will be served for a nomi-
nal donation. The-traditiorrat-
St. Patrick's Day 'meal is pre-
pared by Sam and Annie
Malone. Members are encour-
aged to bring a guest. For infor-
mation, call 249-2266.
Senior Connection: Group
will meet at Our Lady Star of
the Sea Catholic Church at 10
a.m. in the Cultural Center.
Irish dancing, performed by
students of Glas Tara, will per-
form. Refreshments will be
served.

Star Wars Cinema: In the
open air watch the movie Star
Wars on the big screen at the
St. Augustine Amphitheatre,
Florida's newest outdoor arts
and cultural venue.
Admission to the Night Owl
Cinema Series is free and the
show begins at 8 p.m. The St.
Augustine Amphitheatre is
located at 1340 A1A South in
St. Augustine. For more infor-
mation, call 904.471.1965 or
v i s i t
www.staugamphitheatre.com

Saturday, March 15
Easter Egg Hunt: The
Jacksonville Beach Recreation
and Parks Department holds its
25th annual Easter Egg Hunt,
free to all participants, starting
at 11 a.m. at Tall Pines Park.
Rain date is March 16.
Categories include toddlers 2
and under, 3-4 year olds, 5-6
year olds and 7-8 year olds.
Parents are allowed to accom-
pany toddlers and small chil-
dren only. Prizes will be award-
ed in each category for prize
eggs. The egg hunt is limited to
110 children. For information,
call Recreation and Parks at
247-6236.
Nease Garage Sale: The
Nease Senior Men's Club spon-
sors a garage sale from 8 a.m.-
12 p.m. in the student parking
lot in front of Panther
Stadium. Big and small items
may be donated. Arrangements
can be made for picking up or
dropping off by calling Nease
dean Bud Beech at 686-4075.
Beneficiary of the event is high
school maintenance man Al
Albury. The proceeds will go
toward a house down payment
for Albury, an artist and pub-
lished author.
Seabreeze Elementary
School fundraiser: Panera's at
Jacksonville Beach will con-
tribute 10 percent of the day's
proceeds to the school, which
is raising money to build a
patio. For information call
Paulette at 294-5763.


Palms Pre-School Fair: A
Fun Fair to benefit the Pre-
School and Child Care Center
will be held from 10:30 a.m.-3
p.m. at Palms Presbyterian
Church, 3410 3rd St. S.,
Jacksonville Beach. There will
be, among other attractions,
game booths and prizes, pony
rides, cake walk, -kiddie-rides,-
face painting and a moon'slide.
There also will be barbecue
plates, hamburgers, hot dogs,
corn dogs, baked goods, cotton
candy and snow cones. For
information, call 247-0983.
Seaside Garden Puppet
Show: A Puppet Show by the
Seaside Playgarden will be
begin at 11 a.m. in the
Courtyard at 200 First Street,
Neptune Beach. The Seaside
Playgarden offers an early
childhood program for chil-
dren ages 2-6. For informa-
tion, call Seaside Playgarden at
247-1314 or visit
jaxwaldorf.org
Rhythm and Ribs Festival:
This annual festival features
championship BBQ dishes
from around the country today
and tomorrow. A variety of
outstanding entertainment
will be served throughout the
weekend including Grammy
Award Winner James Cotton
who will perform at 8 p.m. on
Saturday. Rhythm and Ribs
will take place at Francis Field
on Castillo Drive in St.
Augustine from 5 to 10 p.m. on
Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on
Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
on Sunday. Admission is $2 for
adults, $1 for children 12 &
under. For more information,
call 904.540.1834, visit
www.rhythmandribs.net

Monday, March 17
Dragoon and Coldstream:
The Royal Scots Dragoon
Guards and the Band of the
Coldstream Guards will on
stage in the Moran Theater at
7:30 p.m. Tickets range in price
from $30.50 to $50.50.
Discounts are available to
groups of 10 or more by calling
904-632-3228. To order tickets
by phone using a credit card,
call the FCCJ Artist Series Box
Office at 904-632-3373 or visit
www.artistseries.fccj.org.
Le Petit Salon: Le Petit Salon
des Huit Chapeaux et Quarante
Femmes 892 meets at 7:30 p.m.
at DeWitt B. Tilden American
Legion Post 316, 1127 Atlantic
Blvd., Atlantic Beach. Partners
are not required to wear formal
colors as it is St. Patrick's Day.
A light meal will be offered
prior to the meeting. For infor-
mation, call 241-8271 or 242-
0042.
Ponte Vedra Woman's
Club: The Ponte Vedra
Woman's Club holds a lunch-
eon meeting at 10 a..m. at
Sawgrass Country Club. Guest
speaker will be Mark Woods,


metro columnist for the Times-
Union. The charity speaker will
be a BEAM representative.

Saturday, March 22
Adventure Landing will be
hosting Easter Egg Hunts and
Charity Raffles on Saturday,
March 22. The Jacksonville
Beach location will have three
-age groups and the hunts will
begin at 9 a.m. and again at 11
a.m. Registration begins at 8
a.m. There will be a special
appearance by the Easter
Bunny Thousands of eggs will
be stuffed with candy and
prizes from area retail partici-
pants as well as free Adventure
Landing passes. Each partici-
pant will also receive a goodie
bag. Registration is $3 per
child, and the proceeds from
the Jacksonville Beach location
will go to the Boys & Girls Club
of Northeast Florida. There will
also be a Charity Raffle that
will begin after each egg hunt
and participants can purchase
tickets for $3 each. There are
numerous prizes to be distrib-
uted.
Adventure Landing is offer-
ing unlimited go-karts, laser
tag and miniature golf until 2
p.m. for $10 per person for par-
ticipants in the Easter Egg
Hunt.

Tuesday, March 25
The UNF Chamber Singers
will close the academic year by
performing at the Ponte Vedra
Beach Branch Library, at 7
p.m., in the 2008 Music Series,
sponsored by the Friends of the
Library-Ponte Vedra Beach. An
ensemble of 16 auditioned
singers selected from the larger
ensemble, The UNF Chamber
Singers performs at a profes-


sional level in ten to 20 con-
certs throughout the academic
year. This versatile group has
won applause and recognition
from groups such as the
Jacksonville Jaguars NFL team,
the River City Club as well as
many UNF associations. The
group's repertoire includes a
variety of styles ranging from
Monteverdi, Beatus Vir;
Whitacre, Five Hebrew Love
Songs; and Britten, Rejoice in
the Lamb, along with vocal
jazz, world music, traditional
spirituals, and other favorites
The concert is free and open to
the public, the doors open at
6:30 and no reservations are
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Carlos, right, a Save The Children interpreter, announces the decision by Atlantic Beach resi-
dent Maury Middleton, center, to take on the responsibility of sponsoring eight children from
the Manos Unidas (Joining Hands) Christian Children's Home in Obregon, Sonora, Mexico.
Middleton, a member of New Life Christian Fellowship, was in the mission field Feb. 12-22,
2008, as a volunteer at Manos Unidas.


Passion of the Christ
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
will host a community show-
ing of "The Passion of the
Christ" at 7 p.m. on Saturday,
March 15. All are welcome and
there is no admission charge.
The church is at 1423 8th Ave.
N. in Jacksonville Beach.


Purim Celebration
Chabad @ the Beaches will
host a Community Purim
Celebration at 7:30 p.m. on
Thursday, March 20 at 521 SR
A1A in Ponte Vedra. For infor-
mation call 285-1588 or visit
www.chabadbeaches.com.


Career Transition
Workshop
Christ Episcopal Church will
have a Career Transition
Workshop from 8 a.m. to 4
p.m. on March 15 that is free
and open to the public.
Corporate and human resource
professionals will conduct the
workshop to be held in the
Christian Family Center at 400
San Juan Drive in Ponte Vedra.
Register by email to
crhbeach@comcast.net or by
calling 285-0525.

Surf Camp Registration
Epic Surf Ministry is taking


online registration for summer
Surf Camps to be held from
June 9 through August 1. For
information visit www.epic-
surfministries.com.

Sale Donations Requested
Christ United Methodist
Church will hold a rummage
sale March 14 and 15 from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. For information,
call 249-5370. The church is at
400 Penman Road in Neptune
Beach.

Moms In Touch
International
Moms in Touch meet to pray
for schools, students, and staff
from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on.


Monday at the Winston
Family YMCA in Ponte Vedra.
For information, call 285-
0267.

Jewish Book Club
A book club for adults spon-
sored by Chabad @ the Beaches
and Books A Million will meet
once a month on the first
Tuesday of the month at Books
A Million at 738 Marsh
Landing Parkway. Rabbi
Nochum Kurinsky leads the
book club discussions. There is
no charge to participate and
traditional Jewish food will be
served.. For information call
Chabad at 285-1588 or visit
www.chabadbeaches.com.

Grief Support Group
A Grief Support Group meets
on the third Thursday of every
month at St. Paul's Catholic
Church at 7 p.m. in the Family
Life Center library., Men and
women grieving the death of a
family member or friend are
welcome to attend. The
church's Family Life Center is
at 578 1st Ave. N. in
Jacksonville Beach. For infor-
mation, call Margaret at 280-
0871.

Men's group meetings
Hodges Blvd. Presbyterian
Church offers "Bible and
Bagels", a men's Bible study
group, from 6:30-to 7:30 a.m.
on Wednesdays in the
Fellowship Hall. The church
address is 4140 Hodges Blvd.
For information call 223-6922.
The men's group from
Calvary Anglican Church
meets at 7 a.m on Wednesdays
at the Beach Diner at 501
Atlantic Blvd. For information
call the church office at 821-
8558.
Palms Presbyterian men's
Bible study is held at 7 a.m.
Wednesday in the Education
Building.
Community Presbyterian
Church at 150 Sherry Dr. in
Atlantic Beach has Wednesday
morning prayer breakfasts for
men at 7 a.m.
St. Paul's by the Sea
Episcopal Church has a Men's
Prayer Group and Bible Study
which meets on the first and
third Saturday of the month at
8 a.m. in Stormes Hall. The
men's group also participates
in outreach efforts. All are wel-


come to attend. The address is
465 11lth Ave. N. in
Jacksonville Beach.
Sunrise Community
Church offers Men's Study
Groups at 6 :15 a.m. and 7:30
p.m. on Wednesdays at the
church. At 7:15 p.m. on the
first and third Mondays of the
month, a Men's Study Group
meets at Panera Bread at St.
Johns Town Center. Contact
the church office at 249-3030
for information; the church
address is 298 Aquatic Drive in
Atlantic Beach.


Singles groups
The following are church-
related singles groups in the
Beaches area. Church member-
ship is not required:
New Life Christian
Fellowship at 2701 Hodges
Blvd. has monthly Single Adult
Ministry meetings with child-
care provided for some events.
Contact Claudia at 223-6000
for information or visit
www.nlcf.org.
Beach United Methodist
Church has Monday Night
Alive for singles at 7 p.m. on
Monday nights.


CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
400 San Juan Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach 285-6127
All Vehicles Must Enter on Golf View
Sunday 7:45, 9:00, 11:15 AM, 5:30 PM Holy Eucharist
Saturday Holy Eucharist 5:30 PM
Wednesday Holy Eucharist 7:00 AM, 11:15 AM, 6:00 PM l
Weekday Evening Prayer in Chapel 6:00 PM except Wed.
Nursery available for Saturday and Sunday services
CHRIST CHURCH SAN PABLO
2002 San Pablo Rd., Jacksonville 221-4777 i4
Beginning Sept. 2,8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, 9:15 AM Christian Formation. 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist
Nursery Provided
For event information, visit wwi.christepiscopalchurch.com


Exciting, Growing
Home Church
off Kernan
553-9910

Meet Sundays
10:00 a.m. i11:30 a.m.
www.coastalchristian.org


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


Worshiping at ANGLICAN
cean Palms Elementary School BEACHES
Landrum Ln, Ponte Vedra Beach CHURCH
9:30 a.m. Contemporary Service* Worship Service Eucharist
11:00 a.m. Traditional Service* 5pm Sunday
Kingdom Kids available Rev. Gary Blaylock, Vicar
Childcare always provided Services held at:
Rev. Jeff Bennett, Pastor Neptune Baptist Church, Rm 101
407 Third Street
280-5141 www.pv-umc.org Neptune Beach
"Connecting the Unconnected" WWW.ANGLICANBEACHESCHURCH.ORG


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is a Community Nurtured b6
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to
5erve God's Mission in the World

Sunday Worship Services
8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Sunset Service at 5:45 p.m.

Nursery at all services

Sunday School
All ages 9:40 a.m.

3410 South Third Street, Jacksonville Beac.
Ph: 904-246-6427 www.palmschurch.org
PC(USA)


-" HOLY TRINITY LORD OF LIFE. Ponte Vedra ST. ANDREW'S
ANGLICAN CH CH LUTHERAN CHURCH Presbyterian Church LUTHERAN CHURCIt(ELCA)
(A Traditional Anglican Church)(BYTHEt S
247-1442 (ELCA) Where friends gather to worship AStephenMinistry Congregation
Holy Communion 276 N. Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra Bch 4510 Palm Valley Road (CR 210) 1801 Beach Blvd.
www.pvpc.com Jacksonville Beach 249-4575
every Sunday at 9:00 A.M. Ph. 285-5347 Sun. Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. PASTOR MICHAEL BLAKER
Rev. Julie Frank,Pastor Sunday Breakfast Sunday Worship
at 610 Florida Blvd., Neptune Beach Sunday Contemporary Worship Nursery & Toddler Ministries 8:00 am & 10:30
MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 50294 8:30am Middle, High School, College Sunday School
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL 32240-0294 Sunday Church School 9:45am Adult Ministries Children 9:15 am
www.holytrinityneptunebeach.org Sunday LBW Worship 11:00am Music & Art Ministries Youth/Adult 9:15 am
Rev. Robert C. Adams, Vicar Nursery Provided Home of a Bethlehem Visit Nursery Provided


FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
of the Beaches (Disciples of Christ)
25 Oceanfront & Seagate, Neptune Beach
Come worship with us by the ocean.
SUNDAYS:
Traditional Services 8:00 & 9:00 am
Children's Worship 9:00 & 11:00 am
Christian Education (all ages) 10:05 am
Celebration Praise 11:00 am
WEDNESDAY (SEP-MAY)
5:30 Supper
6:30 Choir, Bible Study, Youth
Mahlon Dixon, Senior Pastor 246-2010
James Collins, Associate Pastor
www.fccbdoc.com./emall:fccbdoc@bellsouth.net


BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN
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MISSOURI SYNOD-|
1423 N. 8th Ave., Jax Beach
Rev. Dana A. Brones, Pastor
Phone: 249-5418
http://www.blcjaxbeach.org
8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Traditional
Praise & Worship Saturday 5:30pm
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Adult Bible Classes 9:45 a.m.


CHURCH OF CHRIST AN { P UN f
1025 Snug Harbor Court r
(off Mayport Rd. at W. 11th St. & Orchid St.) Baptist i t r h
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 SATURDAY EVENING
6:30 pm Contemporary Worship Service
246-2709 SUNDAY
Victor M. Eskew, Minister 9:00 am Contemporary Worship Service
10:30 am Traditional Service
Sunday: Bible Class 10:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY
Worship 11:00 a.m. 6:30 pm The Gathering
Bible Studies for Every Age & Life Situation
Evening Service 6:30 p.m. 407 Third Street
wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. www.leptunehaptistorg Neptune Beach
Wenesay betuy 700p.m. Tom Bary, Pastor .904-249-2307


St Paul's by the Sea
Episcopal Church
POWERFUL WORSHIP, PASSIONATE SERVICE



Welcome Families Children's Chapel At 10am Sun.
& gNursery At 7:30 & 10am Services Sun.
&Singles Christian Formation At 8:45 am
Corner of 5th St. & 11th Ave. N. Jax Beach, FL www.stpaulsbythesea@ spbts.net
904-249-4091


ST. PAUL'S TRADITIONAL YET TIMELY
CATHOLIC Sunday School for all ages 9:00 a.m.
Sre -Worship Service 10:15 a.m.
1st Avenue North at 5th Street Youth Fellowship 11:30 a.m.
Jacksonville Beach u sy
Father Wm. A. Kelly, pastor CHRIST
Saturday Mass 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.UNI METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday Mass 7:00,8:30, 10:00, 400 Penman Road (at Atlantic)
11:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.s Neptune Beach 249.5370
Saturday Confessions Rev. Patrice Spenser
After 9 a.m. Mass & 4:30 -5:20 p.m. Share in the love of Christ


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,. ET. ,:,::,,,i.:,, --Miandn-- : 150 Sherry Drive, Atlantic Beach, FL BA IS2400Ma rt Rd., Atlantic Beach
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Sunday School foralloges....9:15am [ l h Rev. Dr. GabeGoodman, Pastor a' Fater Joseph Meehan
SundaySchoolfo es9:15a Church Office 249-8698 WEEKEND MASSES
Sunday Worship s 0' Preschool/Kindergarten Office 241-7335 324 N. 5th St., 249-2314 Saturday 5 p.m.
Sunday Evening 0 aService Times www.cpcab.org Bible Study 9:15 a.m. Sunday 9 a.m., 11 a.m.
Bible Study................... 6:00pm Saturday 5:00 pm Sunday Morning Blended Worship 10:30 a.m. Nursery Available Sunday Morning
W Sunday 8:00am, 9:30am & 11:00am Traditional Worship 8:00AM & 11:00AM RECONCILIATION
Dinner.... ...... 6:00pm (904) 268-2500 Contemporary Worship 9:30AM & 5:59PM Wednd ning :1 G E CA I
Wednesday Bible Study Sunday School All Ages 9:30AM Wed. 6:00 p.m. (K-3) 7:15p.m. (4-6 gr.)
for all ages............................................7:00pm www.MandarinChristian.com o Weekday Ministry 246-2891 Sunday 6:00 p.m. (7-H.S.)
A Southern Baptist Church 6045 Greenland Rd. near Philips Hwy. Youth Fellowship Sundays 5:00PM & 7:00PM Service interpreted for the hearing impaired 246-6014


CeCe6rate Holy Weekand

Easter with Christ Church!
Christ Church Ponte Vedra
Palm Sunday, March 15 & March 16
Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Sunday at 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m.,
11:15 a.m and 5:30 p.m.
Procession of the Palms begins in the Courtyard.
SMaundy Thursday, March 20
7:00 p.m. IHoly Eucharist, the Foot-Washing and Stripping of Altar
Prayer Vigil, Thursday March 20
after Maundy Thursday service until 12 p.m. on Good Friday
Good Friday, March 21
12:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy & Stations of the Cross
5:30 p.m. Children's Good Friday Liturgy
& Children's Stations of the Cross in the courtyard
7:00 p.m. Liturgy with Choral Offering
Holy Saturday, March 22
3:30 p.m, Rite of Reconciliation
5:30 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter with Holy Baptism
Easter Day, March 23
6:15 a.m. Sunrise Holy Eucharist
Gather on the beach at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. 200 Ponte Vedra Blvd.,
Ponte Vedra Beach
7:45 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Festival Holy Eucharist
Christ Church San Pablo
Palm Sunday, March 15 & March 16 ~ 10:30 a.m.
Maundy Thursday, March 20
7:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist, the Foot-Washing and Stripping of Altar
/ Good Friday, March 21
7:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy with Choral Offering
Holy Saturday, March 22
10 a.m. Prayers and Preparation
Easter Sunday, March 23
10:30 a.m. Festival Holy Eucharist
Christ Church Serenata
Easter Day, March 23 ~ 7 a.m. Sunrise Holy Eucharist

.. Christ Episcopal Church
400 San-JuarDr.- Ponte-Vedra-Beach;-Florida, 32082 -904-285-6127
2002 San Pablo Rd., Jacksonville, Florida 32224 ~ 904-221-4777
For more information, visit www.ChristEpiscolpalChurcih.org.


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Published by
The Beaches Leader,
Ponte Vedra Leader
1114 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, FL
32250
(904) 249-9033
wwwv.beachesleader.com
vwww.pontevedraleader corn
Thomas H. Wood
publisher
Kathleen Feindt Bailey
S. The Beaches Leader editor
Kathy Hartman
) Ponte \'edra Leader editor
Linda Borgstede
i director o sales



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Above, pier photo by Rob DeAngelo was photographed from a Beach Banner air-
craft.


Table of

Contents
COMMUNITY
11. What's where
12. Landmarks
14. History
16. Social services
19. Getting around
24. Annual events
26. Getting connected
27. Senior services
28. Map
35. Libraries
35. Newspaper
37. Schools


GOVERNMENT


18. Atlantic Beach
18. Jacksonville Beach
18. Neptune Beach
20. Duval County
21. Federal
21. State officials
22. St. Johns County
23. Ponte Vedra Beach boards


OUTDOORS
30. Fishing
30. Beach rules
31. Sun safety
32. Sports
32. Swimming pools
34. Lifeguards
49. Parks

LIVING
36. Activities for kids
41. Business associations
42. Clubs & organizations
45. Support groups
46. Places of worship
50. Attractions
51. Galleries
52. Index


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Baptist Medical
Center Beaches, 1350

13th Ave. S.,
Jacksonville Beach,
627-2900. This full-serv-
ice hospital has an out-
patient facility, critical
care and telemetry units
along with 24-hour
emergency services. An
obstetrics unit is located
within the Women's
Pavilion and expanding
services are available.
The hospital also offers
health education class-
es to the public on a
regular basis.


* Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, 4500 San
Pablo Road,
Jacksonville, 953-2000.
The clinic is building a
hospital, scheduled to
be completed in April.


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Numbers to know

Baptist Medical Center-Beaches: 627-2900
Catholic Charities bureau: 354-4846
Deaf Telecommunications, emergency services,
St. Johns County: 829-6495
Florida Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-962-2873
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation: 270-2500
Florida Highway Patrol: 695-4115
Florida Poison Info Center: 1-800-222-1222
Hubbard House: 354-3114 or 800-500-1119
National Weather Service: 741-4311
Police non-emergency:
Jacksonville Beach: 270-1661
Atlantic Beach: 247-5859
Neptune Beach: 270-2413
St. Johns County: 824-8304
Rabies Control: 630-3260
Sea Turtle Patrol: 613-6081
Suicide Intervention Center at United Way:
632-0600 or 1-866-318-0211
Victim Services Center: 630-6300
Water Management District: 730-6270
.Youth Crisis Center/Safe Place: 725-6662
Police/Fire Emergency: 911


r Local ZIP codes
Call 1-800-275-8777 to get the four-digit addition for
any address or visit zip4.usps.com/zip4/welcome.jsp.
The Jacksonville Beach Postal Service branch,
318 7th Ave. N., is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to
6 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Jacksonville Beach ZIP codes are 32250 and, for
P.O. boxes, 32240. Call 249-6340
The Atlantic Beach Postal Service Branch, 1001
Mayport Road, is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to
5:30 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The
Atlantic Beach ZIP code is 32233. Oak Harbor is,
32224. Neptune Beach, 32266. Call 241-2026.
The Ponte Vedra Beach Postal Service branch,
130 Corridor Road, is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Saturday. The ZIP code is 32082 for street
addresses and 32004 for P.O. boxes. Ponte Vedra is
32081. Call 543-8607.
Mayport Naval Station post office is open week-
days 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ZIP code is 32228.
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Communities


What's where


Barrier island
areas distinctive
Jacksonville Beach
Jacksonville Beach,
bounded by the St. Johns
County line to the south,
the Intracoastal Waterway
to the west and the Neptune
Beach city limits (Seagate
Avenue) to the north, is the
largest of the three Duval
County beach municipali-
ties. It has a population of
29,526, according to the
Jacksonville Chamber of
Commerce.
Atlantic Beach
The population of
Atlantic Beach is 27,104,
according to the
Jacksonville Regional
Chamber of Commerce.
The city is largely residen-
tial, with intensive commer-
cial development along its
southern boundary of
Atlantic Boulevard. The city


is bounded to the north by
Hanna Park, located just
south of the Mayport Naval
Station. The city's western
boundary varies. Mayport
Road on the west has com-
mercial development.
Neptune Beach
Located between
Jacksonville Beach and
Atlantic Beach is the 2.5-
square-mile community of
Neptune Beach. According
to the Jacksonville Regional
Chamber of Commerce, the
population of Neptune
Beach is 7,356. It is a resi-
dential community with
commercial development
mainly along its main corri-
dors, Third Street and
Atlantic Boulevard, and in
its central business district
along First and Lemon
streets.
Mayport
Jacksonville is the munic-
ipality for residents of the


areas west of the
Intracoastal, as well as areas
north of Atlantic Beach
along Mayport Road and
State Road AIA, including
Mayport Village and the
Mayport Naval Station.
The Naval Station houses
close to 25,000 persons.
Ponte Vedra Beach
Ponte Vedra Beach, an
unincorporated area of
northeast St. Johns County,
is generally considered the
area between the ocean and
the Intracoastal Waterway
from the Duval County line
to just south of Mickler
Road. The western portion
of the area is known as Palm
Valley, although some con-
sider Palm Valley as extend-
ing west of the Intracoastal.
Estimates put the Ponte
Vedra Beach area's popula-
tion at 33,369, according to
the Jacksonville Regional
Chamber of Commerce.


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Guana Reserve
A 21,000-square-foot
Environmental Education
Center at the Guana Tolomato
Matanzas (GTM) National
Estuarine Research Reserve,
known as the GTM Reserve,
offers nature-related programs
for children and adults.
The center is located at the
Guana dam, off State Road A1A
about 12 miles south of Mickler
Road.
It is in the northern portion
of the GTM Reserve a 12,000-
acre parcel just south of Ponte
Vedra that is part of the 60,000-
acre GTM consisting of salt
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Beaches area landmarks


Jacksonville Beach
The centerpiece of the boardwalk, which runs from the
100 block to 600 block of First Street, is the American
Red Cross Volunteer Life Guard Station at the foot of
Beach Boulevard. The station was built in 1946.
The newest landmark at the Beaches is the quarter-
mile-long Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier. The concrete
pier is the second-longest in the state and is open seven
days a week. Admission to the pier is $1 for spectators
and $4 for anglers. Tackle is available for rent.
A few blocks north of the boardwalk, at 12 Sixth Ave.
N., is the historic Casa Marina Hotel, which reopened in
2001. The two-story Spanish Mediterranean-style hotel
with a third-floor penthouse had its grand opening on
Jan. 6, 1925, and was the first modern fireproof building
at the Beaches.
The Pablo Historical Park is at 425 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville Beach. The public facility features several
historical markers, the unique Baby Lindbergh
Memorial, an old Post Office building, an old railroad
depot building, a replica steam engine and a railroad sec-
tion foreman's house. The Beaches Museum & History
Center is located next door and features many artifacts
related to the area.


Atlantic Beach-
Neptune Beach
Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach grew along the
eastern end of Atlantic Boulevard, once the only road
connecting the Beaches to Jacksonville.
The two cities share an historic and newly renovated
Town Center area in the blocks surrounding the Atlantic
Boulevard street end and beach access.
Both cities have historic parks. Bull Memorial Park in
Atlantic Beach, at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and
Seventh Avenue, is named in memory of World War II
Navy pilot Richard Bull, who died in the South Pacific in
1942 and received the Distinguished Flying Cross. The
nearby Adele Grage Cultural Center is named after a for-
mer Atlantic Beach city clerk.
Jarboe Park, at the corner of Florida Boulevard and
Third Street in Neptune Beach, was named after the city's
former fire and police marshal, Jim Jarboe Sr. The park
serves as a community recreation area and the site for
display of the old City Hall building.
City Hall is at 116 First St. at Town Center, where his-
toric photographs are kept.

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COULD YOUR CHILD BE AT RISK

Your child may have 20/20 eyesight
but 0/0 vision. The difference is critical.
Eyesight is merely the basic ability to see.
Vision is the ability to identify. interpret,
I o so g comprehend, and act on what is seen.
Routine vision tests performed by school
personnel or by most eye care professionals
measure eyesight. They do not include
,, ,the kinds of testing that can find visually
-- t related learning problems.
Our VIP (Vision Improvement Program) can diagnose and successfully treat
vision problems that are often reflected in the following behaviors:
Unable to sit still: cannot stay on task for any
length of time.
Very clu msy: poor eye. hand coordination.
Does written work very slowly; often fails to
complete a task.
SHas difficul ty copying visual niaerial
constantly looks up and down.
SMoves entire head instead of eyes when
reading.
Reversals-for exanpl)le confusing the words
-was and saws" or letters "b and d".
SIs disor ganized and frustrated when studying
visual information.
Makes frequent, "careless" errors.
If your son or daughter, age 7-18, has one or more of these behaviors, call
246-1952 today to schedule an evaluation for vision-related learning problems.
It could be the most important phone call you will make during his/her school years.
For more information go to www.optometrists.org/horning
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Mayport Village
A fishing village on AIA north of Hanna Park, Mayport
features a 19th century lighthouse, restaurants, fishing
docks, the St. Johns River Ferry, casino boats and the
Marine Science Center. The village borders the Mayport
Naval Station, which is host to 22 naval ships and six Light
Airborne Multipurpose System (LAMPS) Mark III helicopter
squadrons.

Ponte Vedra Beach
The old Ponte Vedra Club, now called the Ponte Vedra .
Inn & Club, at 200 Ponte Vedra Blvd., opened in 1928. L
The resort features two 18-hole golf courses, one
designed by Herbert Strong in 1928 and another by Robert .
Trent Jones in 1961. The No. 9 island green on the Ocean
Course was the inspiration for the 17th hole at the TPC at .....
Sawgrass Stadium Course. In front of the club stands an
historic marker noting the June 16, 1942, landing of four -
Nazi saboteurs off the coast of Ponte Vedra Beach, a few -.
miles south of the club. The four Germans, intent on blow-
ing up a plant that supplied minerals to munition plants,
rowed ashore from a German U-boat. They were captured '
in New York and Chicago before they were able to do any
damage and executed. .
Notable sites
Mayport Naval Station and its ships are visible from the The Mayport Fishing Village features shrimp boats and
Mayport jetties. scenic views.



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-HISTORY


How the area was settled


France's first attempt to
stake a permanent claim in
North America was at La
Caroline, a settlement near
the mouth of the St. Johns
River named for King
Charles IX.
When French explorer
Jean Ribault landed there in
1562, he was greeted by
the Timucuan Indians who
inhabited the area.
In April 1564, the French
established a permanent
colony at La Caroline (Land
of Charles). In August 1565,
Ribault arrived at the
French fort with a relief
expedition of 600 soldiers.
On learning of Ribault's
departure for Florida, the
king of Spain sent Admiral
Pedro Menendez to dis-
lodge the French from the


fort. That September,
Menendez routed the
French and reclaimed the
fort for Spain. At a place
later named Matanzas
(slaughter), Menendez put
the sword to about 350
retreating French, includ-
ing Ribault.
The legacy of the French
and Spanish settlers -
especially their enmity is
preserved in the Fort
Caroline National
Memorial in Arlington and
at various sites within St.
Augustine.
Despite the French's early
start, it was the Spanish
who settled the area, estab-
lishing missions from
Mayport to St. Augustine.
Old Spanish maps show the
mission San Juan del Puerto


near Mayport and another
near South Ponte Vedra.
By the late 18th century,
the Spanish missions were
in decline. In 1821 the
Spanish ceded Florida to
the United States. Within
the decade, Mayport was
established as a port, the
area was called Hazard and
a lighthouse, named the
Hazard Light, was con-
structed. The area was soon
populated with river pilots
and fishermen.
Mayport
In 1841 the land was sold
to David L. Palmer and
Darius Ferris, who laid out
the town of Mayport. The
extension of the Florida East
Coast Railway came to
Mayport at the turn of the
century and spearheaded


growth. Trains were loaded
with coal from ships that
docked at the scenic port.
By 1885, Mayport had
approximately 600 inhabi-
tants, a post office and a
school.
Two steamers went
through the area daily carry-
ing beachgoers back and
forth from the city of
Jacksonville.
In 1899, railroad tycoon
Henry Flagler acquired
Jacksonville & Atlantic
Railroad and extended the
standard-gauge line north to
Mayport.
Mayport was the primary
location for beachgoers from
Jacksonville for many years,
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main transportation. The
Mayport Lighthouse, erected
in 1859, still stands at
Mayport Naval Station.

Jacksonville Beach
William and Eleanor Scull
moved to what is now
Jacksonville Beach in 1884
and set up one of the area's
first tent homes. The Sculls
ran the area's first general
store from another tent and
in October 1884 established a
post office under the town
name of Ruby, after their old-
est daughter.
Mail arrived once a week by
boat from Jacksonville.
A railway to the beach was
planned in 1883 by business-
men.
In 1885, the 16.5-mile, nar-
row-gauge Jacksonville and
Atlantic Railway Co. opened
for business from south
Jacksonville to the beach. The
oceanfront town at the foot
of the railroad was renamed
Pablo Beach after the San
Pablo River to the west.
With the railway comple-
tion came the area's first
resort hotel, the Murray Hall
Hotel, with 192 guest rooms.
The $150,000 structure was
opened by John G.
Christopher in 1886. The
entire first floor was open for
dancing and entertainment.
A fire in the boiler room
devastated the hotel at mid-
night on Aug. 7, 1890, also
destroying the depot and sur-
rounding buildings of the
railroad company. All guests
and baggage were saved.
The hotel was followed by
other resort hotels, including
The Continental in Atlantic
Beach in 1901.
Pablo Beach was incorpo-
rated in 1907 and in 1925 the
name was changed to
Jacksonville Beach. By then
the town's population was
more than 19,000. Auto rac-
ing on the hard-packed sand
of the beaches made the
north end of the beach popu-


lar for this spectator sport.
The boardwalk era began in
1915 and 1916 with dance
pavilions, shooting galleries,
boxing, wrestling, restaurants
and other forms of entertain-
ment on the new boardwalk.
But its popularity began to
decline in the late 1950s. The
state's crackdown on gam-
bling and games of chance
hastened the end of the era.
Shad's Pier, between Second
and Third avenues north, was
destroyed by fire in 1961. The
wooden structure had been a
major landmark since its ded-
ication in 1922.

Atlantic Beach
When the Continental
Hotel in Atlantic Beach was
built in 1901 by Henry
Flagler, it featured a veranda
that could hold more than
3,000 rocking chairs. It
burned down but was rebuilt,
then sold in 1913 and
renamed the Atlantic Beach
Hotel. Financial difficulties
forced the hotel to be sold at
a public auction in 1917. It
burned in 1919.
The community of Atlantic
Beach developed from that
railway depot.
In late 1900, Flagler bought
the railway company. He
extended the line to Mayport,
placing a depot in the loca-
tion of Atlantic Beach.
Popular automobile races
in 1906 at Atlantic Beach
encouraged Jacksonville offi-
cials in 1908 to build a road to
the Beaches. In July 1910,
Atlantic Boulevard opened
with a parade, and the same
year the city of Atlantic Beach
was incorporated.

Neptune Beach
Neptune Beach became a
municipality in 1931.
The area was part of
Jacksonville Beach until Aug.
11 of that year, when resi-
dents voted 133 to 31 to
secede over a dispute about
taxes and services.


Ponte Vedra Beach
The area south of
Jacksonville Beach received a
certain prominence in World
War I when many valuable
minerals were discovered in
its sands that could aid the
war effort.
In 1922, the National Lead
Company bought out the
original claims and named
the area Mineral City.
The company built a 9-hole
golf course for its workers.
Mining operations ceased
shortly after the war ended.
National Lead, which
owned 17 miles of beach
property, decided to turn the
area into an exclusive resort in
1928. A rustic clubhouse was
built on the 9-hole golf course
overlooking the dunes, and
Walter M. Phillips, then
mayor of Jacksonville Beach,
was appointed manager of
the course.
Many of the lagoons on the
course were formed from min-


ing evacuations.
Later that year the Telfair
Stockton Co. purchased the
National Lead Co. holdings in
the area and began develop-
ment of the present resort
community. For many years
the railroad tracks remained
visible on the golf course,
which was expanded to 18
holes. The community was
renamed Ponte Vedra Beach
in the 1940s.

Palm Valley
In 1908 a canal was dredged
through an area called Diego
Plains to connect the San
Pablo River with the Tolomato
River near St. Augustine.
The canal allowed farmers,
loggers and other settlers to
gain new access to the area.
The abundance of palm trees
in the area led to the prof-
itable selling of palm fronds to
religious groups. Soon the
area was known simply as
Palm Valley.


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Assistance


PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER
Beaches Family Health Center, 1522
Penman Road, Jacksonville Beach, pro-
vides services in pediatrics, immuniza-
tions, women's health, family planning
and WIC certification. Financial eligibili-
ty is determined by staff; patients with
Medicaid, most private insurances, or no
insurance are served. Open weekdays 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. For appointments call
253-2555. Immunizations available for
walk-ins.

BEACHES RESOURCE
CENTER
Beaches Resource Center, 700 Seagate
Ave., Neptune Beach, provides social
services free for residents in zip codes
32250, 32233 and 32266.
Among the services provided are coun-
seling, family therapy, substance abuse
counseling, grief counseling, drug
screening, legal aid services and mentor-
ing, and referrals to other services in the
community. There are programs for
youngsters in grades K to 12, and on-site


medical services for middle and high
school students though a Ronald
McDonald Caremobile. The center is
open weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. but
hours may vary in summer.
Appointments: 270-8200.

BEAM
Beaches Emergency Assistance
Ministry (BEAM), 850 6th Ave. S., Suite
400, Jacksonville Beach, provides finan-
cial assistance for emergency payment of
rent, utilities and other bills; stocks dia-
pers and personal care items; keeps a
pantry for families in need, and refers
clients to other agencies for specific aid.
Back to School with BEAM in late July
provides backpacks, clothing and vouch-
ers for uniforms and new socks and
underwear. BEAM is supported by sever-
al Beaches churches and private donors.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays,
Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays and
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays. Call 241-
2326.


HELPING HANDS
Helping Hands, 31 Lewis St., Atlantic
Beach, a ministry of New Friendship
Baptist Church, provides emergency
assistance to the needy and help in find-
ing additional services. James Stackhouse
is executive director. For information call
685-2717.


JACKSONVILLE BEACH FIRE
DEPARTMENT
The Jacksonville Beach Fire
Department provides fire prevention
education; routine blood pressure checks
at the fire stations from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
and 4-5 p.m.; and will install child car
seats on the first and third Saturdays of
each month from 8-10 a.m. Fire person-
nel will install smoke detectors for the
elderly or others who need help. Smoke
detectors are also available for the needy.
Fire extinguisher training for businesses
and station tours for school groups are
available. The non-emergency number is
247-6201. Continues on page 17
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MISSION HOUSE
Mission House, 800 Shetter Ave., Jacksonville Beach, a day facil-
ity serving the homeless in the Beaches communities, provides
daily meals (except Thanksgiving and Christmas), and has show-
ers and clean clothing for men and women. Mission House clinic
is open 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, serving
the uninsured in the Beaches communities. Mission House also
stocks a pantry. Jan Flager is executive director. Call 241-6767.

RED CROSS
The American Red Cross provides fire, hurricane and flood
relief, emergency help for persons who have experienced a disas-
ter, preparedness training, CPR and first aid training, lifeguarding
and nurse assistant training, water safety training and services,
and baby-sitting classes. Training classes are held in the commu-
nity and can be arranged for groups. Contact the Red Cross at 358-
8091. There is a Red Cross office on the Mayport Naval Station for
local military personnel and their families.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
SOCIETY
St. Vincent De Paul Society is a volunteer ministry of St. Paul's
Catholic Church in Jacksonville Beach and Our Lady Star of the
Sea Catholic Church in Ponte Vedra. The organization provides
emergency assistance for rent, utilities and furnishings based on
need, and food baskets at Thanksgiving. Call 246-5240.


BETTY GRIFFIN HOUSE
Safety Shelter of St. Johns County Betty Griffin House pro-
vides a 24-hour hotline at 824-1555 for victims of domestic and
sexual abuse. They also provide emergency shelter, transitional
housing, individual/group counseling, legal assistance and rape
exams.

UNITED WAY 211
United Way 211 is a non-emergency 24-hour information and
crisis help line serving nine Northeast Florida counties, including
Duval and St. Johns. Dial 211 for help in solving problems and
issues. Details are available at www.nefl211.org.

USO
The USO, 2560 Mayport Road, provides a variety of services to
military personnel and their families, such as pre-deployment
briefs, spouse employment classes and resources, and children's
play groups. Other support groups also meet at the USO build-
ing. Food drives are held and there is a holiday toy drive. Notary
service is offered at no charge and there are low rates for copying
and faxing. A cyber cafe is on site. CPR and baby-sitting classes
are held semi-annually. Call 246-3481 for information.

WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN (WIC)
The WIC office at 2444 Mayport Road, Suite 12, provides nutri-
tion education and nutrition counseling for pregnant, postpar-
tum and nursing women; infants from birth to 12 months and
children ages 1 to 5. Food supplements are available for those who
qualify. Call 253-1525.


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City of Atlantic Beach


www.coab.us
City Hall, 800 Seminole Road: 247
City Manager: Jim Hanson 247
Mayor: John Meserve
Mayor Pro Tempore: Mike Borno
Commissioners: John Fletcher, Paul Parsons, CQ
Woods

Atlantic Beach City Commission meets at 6 p.m. tlh
ond and fourth Monday of the month at City Hall.


Police/fire emergency


City staff


-5806 Animal Control:
Building code inspector:
City Clerk Donna Bussey:
arolyn Code enforcement:
Finance Director Nelson Van Liere:
Fire Dept. non emergency:
ie sec- Police, non-emergency:
Business Tax License:
Parks & Recreation Director Timmy
Personnel Director George Foster:
911 Public Works Director Rick Carper:


247-5866
247-5813
247-5809
247-5855
247-5807
247-5859
247-5859
247-5810
Johnson: 247-5828
247-5890
247-5833


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/ ( the second Monday of the month at City Hall.
ey P2eJ d Jacksonville Beach Board of Adjustment meets the first
and third Tuesday of the month at City Hall at 7 p.m.
Police/fire emergency 911


www.jacksonvillebeach.org
City Hall: 11 N. Third St.: 247-6268
City Manager: George Forbes 247-6268
City Clerk: Heidi Reagan 247-6250
Mayor: Fland Sharp 247-6268
Mayor Pro Tempore: Penny Christian
Council members: Lee Buck, Steve Hartkemeyer, Rick
Knight, Pete Mittleman and Tom Taylor.

Regular meetings
Jacksonville Beach City Council meets at 7 p.m. the first
and third Monday of the month at City Hall.
Jacksonville Beach Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m.
the second and fourth Monday of the month at City Hall.
Jacksonville Beach Redevelopment Agency meets 5 p.m.


City staff
* Animal Control:
* Building official Jon Hays:
* City Clerk Heidi Reagan:
* City Hall:
* Code enforcement:
* Fire Department non-emergency:
* Fire Marshal Ryan McAvoy:
* Business Tax License:
* Parks & Recreation director:
* Personnel Director Sue Taylor:
* Police Chief Bruce Thomason:
* Police Department non-emergency:
* Public Works director Ty Edwards:
* Utilities (electric, water, sewer, garbage):


City of Neptune Beach
Council workshop meeting is 6 p.m. the third Monday of
the month at City Hall. *indicates a seat up for election in
November.


www.ci.neptune-beach.fl.us
City Hall: 116 First Street 270-2400
City Manager: Jim Jarboe 270-2400
Mayor: Dick Brown*
Vice Mayor: Harriet Pruette*
Councilors: John Weldon, Fred Lee and Eric Pardee*

Neptune Beach City Council meets 6 p.m. the first
Monday of the month at City Hall. The Neptune Beach City


Police, fire emergency

City Staff

*Animal Control Officer:
*Building inspections:
*City Clerk Lisa Volpe:
*Finance Director Steve Ramsey:
*Fire Department non-emergency:
*Occupational licenses:
*Police Chief David Sembach:
*Public Works Director Leon Smith:


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247-6235
247-6299
247-6100
247-6232
247-6201
247-6201
270-6250
247-6236
247-6263
247-6343
270-1661
247-6219
247-6241


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270-2411
270-2430
270-2400
270-2400
270-2413
270-2400
270-2413
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How to get from
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By air
The Jacksonville
International Airport off
Interstate 95 north of the city
is serviced by a number of
domestic carriers with daily
flights throughout Florida
and the United States. To
reach the airport from the
Beaches, take Atlantic
Boulevard west to just east of
St. Johns Bluff and turn right
on 9A or take Beach
Boulevard west, turn right on
9A. State Road 9A leads to
the Dames Point bridge and
to 1-95 north. Watch for the
airport exit shortly after
entering 1-95 north. Visit
www.jaa.aero.com for flight


schedules and other informa-
tion,
By train
The local
Amtrak station
is at 3570
Clifford Lane
in northwest
Jacksonville.
For schedule information,
call 1-800-872-7245.
By bus
Greyhound
buses arrive
and depart
from the ter-
minal at 10 N.
Pearl St. For schedule infor-
mation call 1-800-231-2222.
JTA bus schedule
The Jacksonville
Transportation Authority
operates buses from the
Beaches area. Bus tickets, fare
information and schedules
are available at Tax Collector
Offices and public libraries.


People with disabilities travel
at a reduced fare upon pres-
entation of a transit system
reduced fare card or
Medicare card. Seniors age 60
and over ride free with ID.
For information call 630-
3100. To plan a bus trip see
the Web site www.jtaonthe-
move.com/


By taxi
Cab compa-
nies offer taxi
service at the
Beaches .
Coastal Cab is 246-9999. For
Gator City Cab call 249-
6289. Runways offers shut-
tles to airport for $25. Call
800-578-6929; see
www.rnwy.com.
By ferry
Runs on the half hour
between Hecksher Drive and
Mayport fishing village.


- Cycling-


safety


tips
Wear protective equip-
ment. Helmets are required
by law for children and
reduce the risk of head
injuries by 85 percent. Knee
and elbow pads also reduce
the risk of injuries to extrem-
ities.
Use safety equipment. A
rider needs reflectors and a
bell or horn. Riding at night
is not recommended, but if it
becomes a necessity, wear
reflective clothing and use a
bright headlight.
Obey traffic laws.
Bicyclists are required to fol-
low the same traffic laws as
motorists. Use designated
bicycle routes where possible
and ride with the traffic, not
against it, and as far to the
right of the road as possible.
Supervise young chil-
dren.
Tips for Safe Bicycling from
the National Safety Council


Can I take a dog on the beach?

Jacksonville Beach & Neptune Beach:
Before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. and
must be on leash.


Atlantic Beach & Ponte Vedra Beach:
Any time but must be on leash.
Pet licenses not required in St. Johns County.
Required in Beach cities, available at city halls.



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GOVERNMENT


Duval County officials


Jacksonville, aka Duval County,
serves as the county government for
the Beaches municipalities:
Duval County
www.coj.net
Write to the mayor or council mem-
bers at 117 W. Duval St., Jacksonville,
32202.
John Peyton (R), 630-1776, is the
elected chief executive officer of Duval
County.
The Service and Information Center,
City Link, may be reached at 630-
1178. For problems with county serv-
ice, call the Mayor's Action Office at
630-2489.
Agendas and other information are
available online at the city web site,
www.coj.net.
The legislative body of the city has
19 members elected to four-year terms.
The county is divided into 14 districts
and each of these districts elects a sin-
gle council member. The other five
council members represent the entire
community "at large." The council
meets on the second and fourth
Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. in the
Council Chambers.


Clerk's office
The Duval County Clerk of Court
office at 1543 Atlantic Boulevard.,
Neptune Beach, allows residents to
pay traffic fines, get marriage licens-
es, file civil and county cases, record
documents and make child support
payments. 270-1508. Open 8:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

State Attorney's office
The State Attorney's office offers
services every Wednesday at
Jacksonville Beach City Hall, 11 3rd
St. N.


The council office may be reached at
(904) 630-1377.

City Council
District Representatives
District 1: Clay Yarborough
District 2: William Bishop
District 3: Richard Clark; 630-1386;
RClark@coj.net


District 4: Don Redman
District 5: Art Shad; 630-1382;
AShad@coj.net
District 6: Jack Webb
District 7: Johnny Gaffney
District 8: Denise Lee
District 9: Warren A. Jones; 630-
1395; WAJones@coj.net
District 10: Mia Jones; 630-1684;
MJones@coj.net
District 11: Ray Holt
District 12: Daniel Davis; 630-
1380; DDavis@coj.net
District 13: (Beaches area): Art
Graham; 630-1397; ArtG@coj.net
District 14: Michael Corrigan; 630-
1390; Corrigan@coj.net
* *

At large
Group 1: Ronnie Fussell; 630-1393;
RonnieF@coj.net
Group 2: To be determined
Group 3: Stephen Joost
Group 4: Kevin Hyde; 630-1398;
KHyde@coj.net
Group 5: Glorious Johnson; 630-
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GOVERNMENT


* President George W.
Bush, Republican, 1600
Pennsylvania Ave.,
Washington, D.C. 20500:
(202) 456-1414. Web site:
www.whitehouse.gov
U.S. Senate
* U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez,
Republican, 1650 Prudential
Ave., Suite 220,
Jacksonville, Fla. 32207:
398-8586
http://martinez.senate.gov
* U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson,
Democrat, 1301 Riverplace
Blvd., Suite 2218,
Jacksonville, Fla. 32207:


346-4500
http://billnelson.senate.gov

U.S. House of Rep.
* Rep. Corrine Brown,
District 3, Democrat, 101 E.
Union St., Suite 202,
Jacksonville, Fla. 32202:
(904) 354-1652.
www.house.gov/corrine-
brown
* Rep. Ander Crenshaw,
District 4, Republican, 1061
Riverside Ave., Suite 100,
Jacksonville, FL 32204:
(904) 598-0481. www.cren-
shaw.house.gov


( Internal Revenue Service: 1-800-829-


4477


* Medicare information:

* Passports:


* Social Security


1-800-MEDICARE

359-2802

1-800-772-1213


Governor and
Cabinet
For online information
about Florida government
offices, contact
www.myflorida.com and
click on "government."

Gov. Charlie Crist:
(850) 488-4441
Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp:
(850)488-4441
Secretary of State Kurt S.
Browning:
(850) 245-6500
*Commissioner of
Education Dr. Eric J. Smith:
(850) 245-0505
Att. Gen. Bill McCollum:
(850) 414-3300 or
tollfree 866-966-7226
Commissioner of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services Charles H. Bronson:
(850) 488-3022
Chief Financial Officer
Alex Sink:
(850) 413-2850


Florida Senate
(Four-year terms)
To locate other senators,
contact the following Web
site: www.leg.state.fl.us/
Legislators/index.cfm
Sen. Jim King, District 8,
Republican. Local contact:
9485 Regency Square Blvd.,
Jacksonville, 32225-8145;
727-3600.


Florida House of
Representatives
(Two-year terms)
To contact other state rep-
resentatives, visit this site:
www.myfloridahouse.gov
Rep. Don Davis, District
18, Republican. Local con-
tact: 2320 S. Third St., Suite
3, Jacksonville Beach, 32250-
4057; 247-4040

WEB SITES:
www.myflorida.com offers
information on state agen-
cies, programs and laws.


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St. Johns County officials


ST. JOHNS COUNTY
www.co.st-johns.fl.us
Note: It is not necessary
to use the area code (904)
when calling county
offices.
St. Johns County adminis-
tration and Board of County
Commissioners, 4020 Lewis
Speedway, St. Augustine,
32084, 209-0655..
Commissioners
District 1 (Northwest St.
Johns County and part of
Ponte Vedra/Palm Valley):
Cyndi Stevenson, 209-0301
District 2 (Southwest St.
Johns): Ron Sanchez, 209-
0302
District 3 (South of St.
Augustine and Crescent
Beach): Ben Rich, 209-0303
District 4 (Ponte Vedra and
part of Palm Valley): Tom
Manuel, 209-0304
District 5 (Beaches areas):
James Bryant, 209-0305

Regular meetings
The St. Johns Board of


County Commissioners
meets at 9 a.m. every other
Tuesday in the St. Johns
County auditorium, off U.S. 1
just north of St. Augustine.
Meetings are televised on the
county government channel:
24 for Comcast; 29 for AT&T
Classic; and 3 for Time
Warner.
County offices
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Cheryl Strickland, 819-3600
County Administrator
Michael Wanchick, 209-
0530.
*County Attorney Patrick
McCormack, 209-0805
Emergency Management
Director Ray Ashton, 823-
2345
Library Director Debra
Rhodes Gibson, 827-6925
Property Appraiser Sharon
Outland, 827-5500
*Parks and Recreation
Director Troy Blevins, 209-
0326
Sheriff David Shoar, 4015
Lewis Speedway, 824-8304


(non-emergency)
Sheriff's Office emer-
gency: 911
Supervisor of Elections
Penny Halyburton, 4455
Avenue A, 823-2238
Tax Collector Dennis
Hollingsworth, 209-2250
Utility Director Bill
Young, 209-2703

Web sites
Clerk of Courts
clk.co.st-johns.fl.us
Emergency Management
scjemergencymanagement.org
Property Appraiser
sjcpa.us
Sheriff's Office
sjso.org
Supervisor of Elections
sjcvotes.us
Tax Collector
sjctax.us


Services
close
to home

Ponte Vedra
annex

Numerous St.
Johns County servic-
es are available at
the county annex
building, 5430 Palm
Valley Road, just
west of State Road
A1A.
Clerk of the
court: 285-5945
Property apprais-
er: 280-1100
Sheriff's office:
273-3052
Supervisor of
elections: 285-5945
Tax collector:
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- GOVERNMENT


Ponte Vedra boards


Ponte Vedra Beach
Because Ponte Vedra Beach
is an unincorporated area,
there are no specific bound-
aries. It is, however, generally
considered to be the portion
of Northeast St. Johns
County east of the
Intracoastal Waterway and
north of Mickler Road.
The U.S. Postal Service uses
the zip code 32082 (the origi-
nal zip code for Ponte Vedra
Beach) for what it considers
"Ponte Vedra Beach," that is,
east of the Intracoastal, and
uses the zip code 32081 for
what it calls "Ponte Vedra,"
the area west of the
Intracoastal.
Ponte Vedra Beach con-
tains all of local voting
District 4, as well as part of
districts 1 and 5. The district
boundaries are identical for
the St. Johns County
Commission and the St.


Johns County School Board.

Ponte Vedra
Municipal Service
District (MSD)
Office: 200 Executive Way,
Ponte Vedra Beach, 285-
2221.
The Ponte Vedra Municipal
Service District (MSD) is a
special taxing district that
generally includes the area
east of State Road A1A from
the Duval County line to
Corona Road, then south
along both sides of Ponte
Vedra Boulevard for six miles.
The elected, seven-member
Board of Trustee of the MSD
determines property tax rates
for beautification, street
lighting, extra police protec-
tion and extra garbage serv-
ice, as well as other projects.
Trustees usually meet the
second Monday of the
month at 6 p.m. at the Ponte
Vedra Beach Branch Library.


The MSD Board of Trustees
as of early March 2008 had
two vacancies and members
Rob Becker, Doug Crane, Al
Hollon, Gary Jurenovich and
Robert Reesh.
The MSD's Web site is
www.pvmsd.org.

Architectural
Review Committee
The Architectural Review
Committee of the Ponte
Vedra Palm Valley Overlay
District oversees the appear-
ance of commercial and mul-
tifamily development along
most roads in the Ponte
Vedra area. The board meets,
if needed, at 5 p.m. the
fourth Wednesday of each
month in the Ponte Vedra
Beach Branch Library.

Ponte Vedra
Zoning and
Adjustment Board
The Ponte Vedra Zoning


and Adjustment Board meets,
if needed, the second
Monday of the month at 3
p.m. at the St. Johns County
Auditorium, off U.S. 1 north
of St. Augustine.

Citizen groups
Palm Valley Community
Association meets at 7 p.m.
the second Monday of the
month, September through
May, at 148 Canal Blvd.
Ponte Vedra Beaches
Coalition meets the fourth
Monday of each month at 10
a.m. at the Ponte Vedra Beach
Branch Library.
Ponte Vedra Community
Association meets at 5 p.m.
the third Monday of each
month at the Ponte Vedra
Beach Branch Library.
St. Johns County Civic
Association Roundtable
meets the second Monday of
each month at 9 a.m. at the
main library in St. Augustine.


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Beaches calendar


In addition to generally
favorable year-round weather
and plenty of activities,
Beach residents look forward
each year to certain special
events.
Festivals in Jacksonville
Beach are largely limited to
one day. Only one is allowed
per month. An exception is
the three-day Springing the
Blues Festival at the
Jacksonville Beach SeaWalk
Pavilion in April.

January-February
On the last Sunday in
January or first Sunday in
February, runners gather for
the Beaches Winter Run, a 10-
mile race that draws hundreds
of participants. The inaugural
26.2 with Donna: The National
Marathon to Fight Breast
Cancer ran through the
Beaches in February 2008 and
will be repeated in 2009.

March
The Gate River Run, which


attracts runners from around
the country and the Beaches,
features the 15K U.S. National
Championship. A Tour de
Parks bicycle ride held in
Atlantic Beach encompasses
the community's parks.

April
The Bausch & Lomb Tennis
Championship is held on
Amelia Island north of
Jacksonville. Top names in
women's tennis battle for one
of the largest purses in profes-
sional tennis.
April features several events
in Jacksonville Beach, begin-
ning with the Springing the
Blues music festival the first
weekend of the month and
concluding on the last week-
end of April with the annual
Beaches sandcastle contest on
Saturday and a parade Sunday.

May
The Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra presents a Mother's
Day Pops Concert at the


SeaWalk Pavilion sponsored
by the city of Jacksonville
Beach.
The eyes of the golf world
focus on the Beaches area the
week of May 5, when The
Players tournament is played
May 8, 9, 10 and 11 on the
TPC Sawgrass Players Stadium
Course in Ponte Vedra Beach.
The Players, the PGA Tour's
showcase tournament, fea-
tures the top-ranked profes-
sional golfers in the world and
the top 125 golfers on the
annual money list. Formerly
played in March, the event
moved to May in 2007. The
Players is accompanied by a
week-long slate of activities
attended by visitors and
media from around the world.
As many as 1,800 volunteers
help make the event a major
success for the fans, the play-
ers and the charities that ben-
efit from the proceeds each
year.
The Atlantic Beach-Neptune
Beach Town Center hosts


Dancin' in the Streets May 17.

June
The Moonlight Movie
Series screens four classic
films, two of which will be
shown in May and two in
June, on Fridays at the
SeaWalk Pavilion. A series of
jazz concerts is held during
the summer at the SeaWalk
Pavilion, beginning in June
and ending in August.

July
On the Fourth of July,
Jacksonville Beach hosts
Liberty Fest at the SeaWalk
Pavilion. The event includes
a variety of activities, includ-
ing music, patriotic cere-
monies and a fireworks show,
weather permitting.
The Jacksonville Beaches
Woman's Club holds its
annual Antiques Show and
Sale in the summer.
The Meninak Ocean
Marathon and Kiwanis
Ocean Marathon swim are


Continues on page 25 O


Crowds enjoy the festivals at Jacksonville Beach.

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Jacksonville Beach lifeguards only and is a 3.5-mile, point-
to-point event from Ponte Vedra Beach to Jacksonville
Beach. The 2.5-mile Kiwanis swim is open to anyone over
the age of 16 and is swum from Jacksonville Beach to
Atlantic Beach.
September
The annual Summer Beach Run is held on Jacksonville
Beach. The 5-mile run starts and finishes at the Jacksonville
Beach SeaWalk Pavilion.
Fall
The Beaches area traditionally plays host to visitors and
participating teams attending two annual college football
events: the Florida-Georgia game in late October or early
November and the Gator Bowl football classic on New
Year's Day. Both games are held at Jacksonville Municipal
Stadium, home of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, to be
held Oct. 11 starting at the SeaWalk Pavilion, raises funds
for the American Cancer Society.

December
Holiday Shoppes are presented to benefit the Cultural
Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. Sounds of the Holidays will be
heard at the SeaWalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach. Holly
Ball, the primary fundraiser for the Ponte Vedra Woman's
Club, will be held Dec. 5.


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Avg. Avg.
Month High Low
July 93 77
August 87 75
September 83 74
October 78 65
November 74 62
December 66 52
January 65 52
February 62 47
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April 72 59
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MOVING IN


Settling in


Get in, get

hooked up


Cable Television
Comcast serves all the
Beaches area and can be
reached at 374-8000.

Gas
Gas is provided by private
companies, usually of your
own choosing. If you have
gas tanks, check them for the
name of the company.

Jacksonville Beach
Electricity: 247-6241
(Beaches Energy Services).
Water & sewer: 247-6241.

Atlantic Beach
Electricity: 632-5200 (JEA)
The nearest branch to apply
for service is located at 11140
Beach Blvd.
Water & sewer: 247-5816
(City Hall).

Neptune Beach
Electricity: 247-6241
(Beaches Energy Services).
Water & Sewer: 270-2400

Ponte Vedra Beach
Electricity: 247-6241
(Beaches Energy Services).
Water:
Parts of Ponte Vedra
Municipal Service District
(MSD): 632-5200 (JEA).
West of AlA from J.
Turner Butler to ATP
Headquarters (Marsh
Landing, Players Club, Ponte
Vedra Lakes): 209-2700 (St.
Johns County Utility
Department).
Sawgrass Country Club,
Plantation, Fairfield, Sawmill
Lakes and Odoms Mill: 779-
9292 (Intercoastal Utilities).

Sewer
Same as water, but many
homes in Palm Valley have
septic tanks.

Jacksonville
Electricity: 632-5200,
(JEA).
Water: 632-5200.
Sewer: same as water and


electric.
A deposit, which varies in
amount, is required for
hookup of most utilities.
Many of the deposits are
refundable after a specified
time if the account remains
in good standing.
Garbage
In Atlantic Beach, the city
has been divided into five
zones and collection day is
determined by zone.
Garbage, yard waste and
recycling are all collected on
the same day. The city uses a
semi-automated collection.
Call public works at 247-
5833 for specific collection
days or to have appliances
picked up.
Jacksonville Beach col-
lects recyclables and yard
waste once a week. The col-
lection schedule is divided
into five zones. Garbage days
are Tuesday and Friday or
Monday and Thursday,
depending on location.
Appliances and bulky items
are picked up on Wednesday
with scheduled pick up by
calling 247-6219.
Neptune Beach collects
yard waste and appliances on
Wednesday for the entire
city. Garbage is collected on
Monday and Thursdays for
residents east of Penman
Road and on Tuesdays and
Friday for residents who live
west of Penman Road.
Recycling is collected on
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
and Friday depending where
you live. For more informa-
tion call 270-2400.
For the pickup days in
Jacksonville neighborhoods,
call 387-8999. That's also the
number to call for appliance
pick up.
For the dates of recycling
and yard waste pickup in
Ponte Vedra Beach, call
Seaboard Waste Systems at
825-0991.

Household hazardous
waste cannot be collected
curbside.
Hazardous wastes include
paint, paint thinners and
paint strippers; rechargeable
batteries; photographic
chemicals; thermometers
and thermostats; drain clean-


ers; pool chemicals; aerosol
cans; pesticides; antifreeze;
fertilizer; acids; gun powder,
ammunition and fireworks.
Duval County residents
may take items to the
Jacksonville Household
Hazardous Waste Collection
Facility at 2675
Commonwealth Ave.,
phone: 387-8847. Hours of
operation are Monday
through Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
In Jacksonville, to
arrange for special handling
of unusual material, call 387-
8847.
It is illegal to dump trash
and debris on vacant land,
roads, streets, drains and
ditches. To report illegal
dumping call 665-8025.
Household hazardous
wastes are collected at the
Palm Valley fire station on
Canal Boulevard in Ponte
Vedra every Tuesday and the
first Saturday of the month.
A technician will accept
the wastes from 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. on collection days.
Hazardous wastes from busi-
nesses will not be accepted,
and wastes may not be left
during off hours.
The service is for St. Johns
County residents only, and
proof of residency may be
required.
Construction and demoli-
tion debris can be taken to
the Nine Mile Road Landfill,
on International Golf
Parkway about two miles east
of the World Golf Village
between Interstate 95 and
U.S. 1. For more information,
call 825-0991.

Vehicle registration
Vehicles are registered at
the office of the tax collector.
In the Beaches area, the
Duval County tax collector's
office is at 1505 Atlantic
Boulevard, Neptune Beach in
the Tradewinds Plaza. Phone
630-1916.
In Ponte Vedra Beach, a St.
Johns County tax collector's
office is located in the coun-
ty annex, off County Road
210 west of State Road AIA.
For information, call 285-
5092.


Driver's licenses
The Florida Division of
Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicles gives examinations
for driver's licenses by
appointment. Some renewals
can be done by mail.
The West Beaches office is
at 14333 Beach Boulevard,
Suite 20. Call (904) 992-2463
for appointments and
inquiries.
The Ponte Vedra office is at
5436 Palm Valley Road. Call
(904) 285-5092 for more
information.
Voter registration
In Florida, residents can
register to vote at the county
Supervisor of Elections office
or at the driver's license
office.
Duval County Beaches res-
idents can register at any of
the municipal city halls:
Atlantic Beach, 800 Seminole
Road; Jacksonville Beach, 11
N. 3rd St.; and Neptune
Beach, 116 First St. St. Johns
County residents can register
at the annex off CR 210.

Taxes
There is no income tax in
the state. Property taxes are
levied by many government
bodies. The county and the
school boards are the largest
taxing authorities.
Residents in the Beaches
municipalities also pay taxes
to their respective cities, as
well as to the county.
In Ponte Vedra Beach, resi-
dents of the Municipal
Service District pay property
taxes to that authority.
Millage rates are also set
and taxes collected by the
Florida Inland Navigation
District, the St. Johns River
Water Management District
and, in St. Johns County, the
Airport Authority and the
Mosquito Control District.
Homestead exemptions
are available to property
owners who live in their resi-
dence on Jan. 1. Exemptions
are $50,000 per home, with
additional exemptions avail-
able for the elderly, disabled
and widowed. Homestead
exemption must be filed for
initially and homeowners
must provide ID and deed.


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SENIOR SERVICES


Senior living at the Beaches


The Beaches Senior Citizen
Center at Huguenot Park, 281 Numbers to knc
19th Ave. S., Jacksonville Beach
provides daily lunch and regu- *Beaches Sr Citizens Cent
lar weekly activities. The center -Neptune Beach Senior Ac
is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. *Players Community Senic
Monday through Friday. D Beach
The center serves meals at Dial-A-Ride (Duval Beach
11:30 a.m. weekdays to any 'Sunshine Bus Co. (St Joh
person 60 years and older, *Meals on Wheels, BeachE
regardless of financial status. 'Meals on Wheels, Ponte
Reservations are required three 'Social Security Administra
days in advance. *Elder Source/Northeast F
The center is available for use on Aging
by area senior citizen groups. 'Elder Help (Information oi
Acting coordinator is Johnny 'SHINE (Serving the Healt
Jenkins. E
The Neptune Beach Senior Elderly)
Activity Center (Seniors At the *Department of Elder Affai
Seashore) at 2004 Forest Ave.,
Neptune Beach, provides week-
ly activities for people 50 and older. The center is open
Monday from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday 9 a.m. to 10
p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. to 5
p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
and Sunday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Director is Leslie Lyne.
The Beaches Council on Aging is a nonprofit organiza-
tion designed to promote the interests and needs of the
elderly. For information about meetings or services, call
246-1477.


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v for seniors Council on Aging) is a trans-
portation service available to all
r 241-3791 & 241-3796 people age 60 or older and to
vity Center 270-1688 handicapped people of any age.
Center 280-3233 The service runs from 8:30
a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through
s) 246-1477 Friday. Bus service is for the
s) 823-4816 Duval County Beaches area
285-2323 only and does not include
dra 823-4810 Ponte Vedra Beach. There is no
on 1-800-772-1213 fee, but a $2 donation is
rida Area requested. Call 246-1477.
391-6600 * *
eferrals)1 -888-242-4464 The St. Johns County Council
Insurance Needs of the on Aging offers Meals on
1-800-963-5337 Wheels and case management
1-800-963-5337 in the Ponte Vedra Beach area.
__ (850) 414-2000 For more information about
services offered by the St. Johns
County Council on Aging, visit
the Web site at www.stjohnscoa.com.
The Players Community Senior Center at 175 Landrum
Lane, financed in part by a donation from the PGA Tour,
holds senior activities Monday through Saturday and
serves lunch each weekday. For lunch reservations, call
280-3233. Transportation to the center is available. For
transportation, call 280-2753 between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30
p.m. Julie Wright is site coordinator and Vicki Van Home
the program coordinator. For information, call 280-3233.


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- RECREATION


The Jacksonville Beach Pier is the
area's hot spot for fishing. Anglers
from all over the First Coast have had
great success fishing from the pier,
and some big kingfish have been
caught. Cost for a day of fishing from
the Jacksonville Beach Pier is $4, and
free parking is available in lots adja-
cent to the beach. The pier is located
at 5"' Avenue North.
When water temperatures hit 72
degrees, kingfish and cobia become
the object of most anglers' desires.
Use anything for bait, from live
pogies to dead cigar minnows.
Anglers not after the tasty kings or
cobia can catch everything from
sharks to jacks to barracudas to 125-
pound tarpon, which roll in when
the water hits about 80 degrees.

A small fishing pier is located at


Fishing

Huguenot Lake, 16th Avenue South
and 3rd Street in Jacksonville Beach.
Surf fishing in the Beaches area is
great year-round, and the Intracoastal
Waterway is a popular area for fish-
ing. The waterway flows from the St.
Johns River into streams, inlets and
marshlands.
If you fish on a party boat or with a
charter fisherman, you don't need a
license. You also don't need one to
fish from the surf or pier. If you are
going to launch a boat and test the
waters, a fishing license is needed.

Fishing & boating licenses
Freshwater and saltwater fishing
licenses in Duval and St. Johns coun-
ties are available for Florida residents
with a driver's license or proof of res-
idency at any tag office and most bait
and tackle shops. The cost is $13.50



Beach rules


per year for each license. Florida resi-
dents 65 and over can fish free with
proof of residence or a valid driver's
license.
Florida residents do not need a
license if they are surf fishing or fish-
ing from a pier. Non-residents may
phone (386) 758-0525 for informa-
tion regarding short-term licenses.
Contact Duval County hunting
and fishing at 630-2005. For boating
licenses in Duval County, contact the
tax collector's office at 630-1916.
For information on fishing and
boating licenses in St. Johns County,
call 823-2270.
An on-line service for fishing
licenses is offered. The number to call
is 1-888-fish-flo (347-4356); the ser-
vice's web site is www.wildlifeli-
cense.com.


A variety of rules regulate
beach behavior. The rules
vary depending on which
beach you visit, so before you
pack the dog, the grill and the
surfboard, check to make sure
they will all be welcome at
your destination.
None of the public beaches
permits alcoholic beverages.
Glass containers are not per-
mitted on the beach in
Jacksonville Beach, Neptune
Beach and the beaches of St.
Johns County.
The sea oats and sand
dunes that help prevent ero-
sion are protected by state law
on every beach.
No dogs are allowed on
Jacksonville Beach's ocean-
front from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
During the remaining hours,
dogs must be kept on a leash.
Dogs in Atlantic Beach
must be on a leash not more
than 12 feet long, held by the
person responsible for the
dog. All dogs must have a cur-
rent rabies tag and Atlantic
Beach city license on the col-
lar.
Dogs are allowed on the
beach in Atlantic Beach at
any time on a leash, but in
Neptune Beach they are only
permitted on the beach from
5 p.m. until 9 a.m. during
Standard time and from 4
p.m. until 10 a.m. during
Daylight Savings Time.
Neptune Beach also requires


use of a leash.
Dogs are permitted in
Hanna Park and on St. Johns'
beaches as long as they are
kept on a 6-foot leash.
Picnicking is allowed in
Atlantic Beach, Neptune
Beach and Ponte Vedra
Beach. Atlantic Beach allows
gas-powered grills, but grills
are forbidden on Neptune
Beach and Ponte Vedra
Beach.
Surfers are welcome at all
the local beaches as long as
boards are tethered to the
surfer.
Motorized apparatus such
as jet skies are not allowed
within 200 feet of the beach
in Atlantic Beach and within
100 yards of the beach in
Neptune Beach and in Jack-
sonville Beach.
On Jacksonville Beach, jet
skis and sailboats may be
launched only at Beach
Boulevard and at 8th Avenue
North.
Sailboats and catamarans
are allowed on all the beach-
es with some restrictions.
They may not be launched,
removed from the water, or
stored in a manner harmful
to sea oats or the sand dunes
or in a manner that interferes
with the lifeguards' vision.
Sand sailing is not permitted
at Neptune Beach.
In Jacksonville Beach you
cannot drive on the beach to


launch a boat.
St. Johns' beaches do allow
sailboats and catamarans any
time. Visitors to the Mickler
beach access in Ponte Vedra
can use the Mickler Road
parking lot, which can hold
approximately 250 cars.
Parking roadside is not
allowed.
Climbing on the dunes or
removing any vegetation
from the beach is prohibited,
as is the removal of any
marine life, such as sea turtle


eggs. If a sea turtle nest is
found, a call is suggested to
the Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol
at 613-6081 or to 285-3892 in
Ponte Vedra Beach.
Horses are permitted on the
beach at Mickler's in St. Johns
County throughout the year,
although they must be kept at
the water's edge and must
avoid any sea turtle nesting
areas. Horses are prohibited at
all times in Atlantic Beach
and from April 1 through Oct.
1 on Jacksonville Beach.


Boat ramps
Numbers to know
* Beach Marine, at 2315 Beach Blvd. on
the east side of the Intracoastal north of
Beach Boulevard: docking for boats by the
hour, day, month and year. Call 249-
8200.
* Mayport Marine, at 4852 Ocean St., on
the south side of the St. Johns River,
east of the St. Johns River Ferry. Call
246-8929.
* The Palm Valley Bridge boat ramp off
County Road 210 in St. Johns County.
* Guana Tolomato Matanzas Preserve off
State Road AlA south of Ponte Vedra:
launching for small boats only. The cost
is $2 for car entry. For information call
(904) 825-5071.


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Area Aquatic Life

North Florida beaches are home to nine endangered
or protected species.

The Northern Right Whales migrate to the Florida
coast to calve and are often visible from shore in the
winter. Right wales can reach up to 55 feet and have
dark coloring. This area has been designated as a
critical habitat for these whales. Humpback and pilot
whales can also be seen off shore. Humpbacks can
reach up to 53 feet and are mostly black with lighter
bellies.The pilot whale can reach up to 23 feet, and is
black with a thick, bulbous head and swims in herds.

The area is also a breeding ground for green,
leatherback and loggerhead sea turtles. From May to
November, sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs
in nests on the beach. Loggerheads, the most com-
mon species found in North Florida, have a reddish
brown carapace, or shell, that can reach up to four
feet long. Green turtles are black, grey or brown and
can also reach up to four feet. Leatherbacks are usu-
ally black with white spots and can reach eight feet in
length. The nests are protected by law and should
not be touched. Bright lights may not shine on the
beach during nesting season.

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A few safety considerations can ensure a trip to the beach
goes well.
For the unwary, a variety of first aid concerns can cause
problems ranging from minor discomfort to death.
Lifeguards have said that the most common injury on the
beach is sunburn. The result is usually first degree burns,
which are temporary, but painful. While the burns go away,
the damage to the skin is cumulative.
The resulting problems can be anything from premature
aging to skin cancer. The best advice is prevention, so
beachgoers should don T-shirts, hats and sunglasses and
wear sunscreen.
Two heat-related issues are heat exhaustion and heat-
stroke. Of the two, heat-stroke is the more severe. It is a
very serious condition and can be fatal.
Lifeguards say heat-stroke is more common among the
elderly and the very young. Heat exhaustion is more com-
mon among young adults.
One of the signs of heat-stroke is lethargy, followed by
unconsciousness. The danger is that it can appear that the
victim has simply become tired and gone to sleep.
A victim of heat-stroke will require medical rescue treat-
ment.
For either condition, the first step is to remove the victim
from the source of heat.
People suffering from heat exhaustion should work on
replacing the body's lost fluids.
As anywhere else, bumps and bruises can occur at the
beach.
For cuts or lacerations, lifeguards say direct pressure
works most of the time.
A clean shirt or towel can work until an appropriate band-
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SPORTS


Sports opportunities


A listing of area athletic
events, teams and activities is
updated weekly in the Sports
Briefs section of The Beaches
Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader and
is available on the Internet at
www.beachesleader.com.
Atlantic Beach
For information on athlet-
ic teams such as baseball, soft-
ball and T-ball, call the ABAA
hotline at 249-2985. Baseball
information is also available
at www.abbaseball.com.
John Moffitt, president of
the Atlantic Beach Athletic
Association, may be reached
at 704-7277. The vice presi-
dent of baseball is Joe Cruise,
246-9681. Bill Cunningham,
VP of softball, is at 838-7416.
Jacksonville Beach
*The Jacksonville Beach
Recreation Department offers
a variety of team competi-
tions throughout the year.
Call 247-6236
*Jacksonville Beach Pop
Warner football and cheer-
leading ages 7 through 14
plays and cheers from August
through November. Visit the
Web site at www.jaxbeach-
jaguars.com or call 247-3468.
*Jacksonville Beach
Baseball/Softball Association,
call Robert Ward at 333-9779.
*Northeast Florida Girls
Softball, call John Baxter at
651-1717.
eBabe Ruth baseball for
boys ages 5-15. Season starts
in early March and runs until
Memorial Day weekend. Call
Ira Herb at 821-0054.
*Tennis-Men's, women's
and mixed teams compete
from late August through
May. Most teams play
evenings and weekends, but
ladies teams also play during
the day. A junior after-school
program is also available and
junior camps are offered in
the summer. Call the
Huguenot Tennis Center,
Jacksonville Beach, at 247-
6221.
*Soccer Florida Girls
Soccer Academy (FGSA) is
northeast Florida's first, exclu-
sively all girls soccer program.
For information, visit the Web
site at www.flgsa.com.
*A variety of sports activi-
ties are offered at the Carver
Center. For information, call
247-6218.


Public Pools
The John "Wimpy" Sutton Pool at Fletcher High School,
located on Sutton Way off Seagate Avenue in Neptune
Beach behind the high school buildings, maintains a
summer schedule for public swimming through the city
of Jacksonville Recreation Department. Lifeguards are
on duty. Admission is free. Call 247-6327.

Beaches Aquatic Center at 297 Aquatic Drive, Atlantic
Beach, offers family and individual memberships. Lap
swimming is offered 24 hours per day. Facilities include
an exercise room and internet access. Call 246-3822 or
visit www.bacpool.com.

The Winston Family YMCA, on Landrum Lane off
County Road 210 and South Roscoe Boulevard in
Ponte Vedra Beach, has a heated outdoor, eight-lane,
25-yard swimming pool open to members. Call 543-
9622 or visit www.firstcoastymca.org.


*Surfing For information
on the JaxPier Surf Camp call
651-2843 or visit website jax-
pier.com for application forms
and dates.

For information on EPIC
Surf Ministries, visit the Web
site at www.epicsurfmin-
istries.com or call 249-1201.
EPIC offers weekly summer
surf camps in Jacksonville
Beach.

The Florida Surfing
Association offers advanced,
professional and intermediate
amateur competitions as well
as surfing camps and clinics.
For more information, visit
the Web site at www.florida-
surfing.org.

For information on the
Saltwater Cowgirls, visit its
Web site at www.saltwater-
cowgirls.com or call 242-
9380.

For information on Sisters
of the Sea, an organization for
female surfers, visit the Web
site at
www.sistersofthesea.org.

For information on the
Eastern Surfing Association,
call the ESA hotline at 904-
249-9ESA or visit the North
Florida Web site at
www.northfloridaesa.org.


Ponte Vedra Beach
The Ponte Vedra Athletic
Association (including Palm
Valley) organizes recreational
sports for area youth, includ-
ing baseball, softball, soccer,
flag football and Pop Warner
football. Pam Kessler is
President. For information,
call 280-5500 or visit
www.pvaa.org.
*Babe Ruth baseball offers
leagues for boys ages 5-15 in
the spring and fall that play at
Cornerstone Park, behind the
New Beginnings Church on
State Road AlA. Visit
www.pvaa.baberuthnetwork.c
om. Information about other
baseball levels can be found at
www.pvaabaseball.com.
Everette Street is Baseball
Commissioner. Pat Dowd
oversees T-Ball & Rookie, Dan
Leslie Minors & Majors, and
Bruce Morris Babe Ruth.
*Girls fastpitch softball has
leagues for ages 10 and under,
11-12 and 13-15 in the spring
and fall at Cornerstone Park.
Call Softball Commissioner
Marc Bugbey at 334-7090.
*Pop Warner football and
cheerleading for boys and
girls ages 5-15 is held at
Cornerstone Park. Football
Commissioner Rick Karcher
can be reached at
rkarcher@fcsl.edu. Jerry
Norton heads the PVAA foot-
ball program.


*Advanced soccer and
recreational soccer leagues are
held in the spring and fall.
Call 273-9439 for information
on advanced and recreational
play or go to pontevedrasoc-
cerclub.com. Administrator
Eileen Breden is at
coors54mom@aol.com,
Commissioner Todd McVay
can be reached at
mcvay@comcast.net, and
Director of Coaching Trey
Clark is at treyclrk@comcast.
net.
*Lacrosse A Ponte Vedra
Beach-based lacrosse program
is offered for boys and girls.
For information, visit
www.pontevedralax.com for
boys (Dan McAuliffe) or
www.pontevedragirlslax.com
(Leslie Santillo) for girls. Scott
Cleary, at scleary@harrelland-
harrell.com, is commissioner.
The Winston Family
YMCA, on Landrum Lane off
County Road 210 and South
Roscoe Boulevard, offers
swimming, a basketball sum-
mer league and fall/winter
league for girls and boys ages
4-16. A basketball camp and
indoor/outdoor soccer camp
are available in the summer.
Information is available by
calling 543-9622 or at
www.firstcoastymca.org/win-
ston.
Other
*First Coast Soccer
Association Co-ed ages 4-
19 with games played at
Patton Park. There are spring
and fall leagues, a develop-
mental league and an
advanced players league. For
information, call 223-3606 or
visit fcsa@bellsouth.net.
*The North Florida Youth
Soccer League Web site is
www.nfysl.com.
*Beaches Adult Soccer
League offers men's, women's
and men's over-30 formats.
For information, call 992-
1742 or visit www.basl.com.
*Jacksonville Beach Volley-
ball Men's and women's
two-person teams play several
events on 10 courts adjacent
to the Jacksonville Beach Pier.
The JVC Web site is jack-
sonvillevolleyballclub.com.
*Jacksonville Rowing Club
- For information call 241-
1679.


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Restrooms:
2nd Avenue North, 5th
Avenue North, 19th
Avenue. North., 10 a.m.-
7 p.m.
Showers: 2nd Avenue
North, 5th Avenue North,
7th Avenue South. Times
subject to change.
Hanna Park
Three bath houses in the
campground are always
open. Bath houses by the
beach and one by the
lake. Open 8 a.m. to 8
p.m.
Atlantic Beach
Restrooms: Russell
Park, 800 Seminole Rd.;
Jordan Park, 1673
Francis Ave.; and 280


Church Rd. Open from
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.
Neptune Beach
Shower and restroom at
guard station, 107
Atlantic Blvd.
Ponte Vedra Beach
Davis Park has rest-
rooms at all four sports
venues: baseball, soft-
ball, football and soccer.
Soccer has 12 additional
portable toilets, plus
there are two portables
adjacent to playground
along drive in. 8:30 a.m.
to dark.
Cornerstone Park rest-
rooms open 24 hours.
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Keeping watch at the Beaches


Lifeguards are stationed at all area
beaches during the summer months,
watching swimmers, driving trucks on
the beach, on jet ski patrol or listening
to weather and ocean conditions on
the radio.
When inclement weather poses a
danger, lifeguard patrols get in their
trucks and warn people to get off the
beach. In most cases, lifeguards begin
patrolling the beaches before summer,
generally on weekends until Memorial
Day weekend, when seven-day guard-
ing generally begins.
Swimmers are advised to stay close
enough to shore to hear a lifeguard's
whistle, and to check with lifeguards
about ocean conditions and not risk
heavy surf conditions or swim alone.
Lifeguard stands are spaced from the
north end of Atlantic Beach to the
south end of Jacksonville Beach and at
several locations in Ponte Vedra Beach
at private clubs and Mickler's public
beach access.

Jacksonville Beach
There are up to 33 lifeguards
patrolling Jacksonville Beach full time
beginning the last week of April. Some
lifeguards are at the lifeguard station


located at the end of Beach Boulevard.
This is where they monitor the weath-
er and surf conditions.
During the summer months, life-
guards are always at the lifeguard sta-
tion, in front of major hotels and near
public restrooms and parking lots.
Lifeguards are placed near the most
crowded areas or in places where dan-
gerous surf conditions exit. From
Aug.6 through May 26, hours are 10
a.m. to 5 p.m.

Atlantic Beach
Approximately 30 to 35 lifeguards
work shifts to patrol Atlantic Beach's
2.5-mile stretch of sand between the
Sea Turtle Inn and Hanna Park.
Lifeguards are stationed at six towers
during the week and nine stations on
the weekends, with a 10th tower
manned for holidays. Hours are 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 10
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekends.
Lifeguards are stationed weekends
beginning April 26 through Memorial
Day from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Hanna Park in north Atlantic Beach
supervises the swimming on its beach
with a number of lifeguards.


Neptune Beach
About 15 guards work shifts along
Neptune Beach, from south of the Sea
Turtle to Seagate Avenue in
Jacksonville Beach. Lifeguards are sta-
tioned on weekends in May from 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. From Memorial Day
through Labor Day, hours are 10 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to
6 p.m.

Ponte Vedra Beach
Lifeguards are on duty at the Ponte
Vedra Inn & Club, the Cabana Club,
the Lodge at Ponte Vedra Beach and
Sawgrass Beach Club. Lifeguards also
are on duty at Mickler's Landing beach
access, where there is nearby parking,
seven days a week during the beach
season. St. Johns County officials often
assist in the training of lifeguards at
the private clubs. There are no life-
guards in the Guana area south of
Ponte Vedra.

Training requirements
Lifeguards are certified by the
American Red Cross to administer first
aid, and they must pass advanced life-
saving and cardiopulmonary resuscita-
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Libraries at the Beaches


Ponte Vedra
Beach Branch

The Ponte Vedra Beach Branch of
the St. Johns County Public Library
System is at 101 Library Blvd., just
west of State Road AlA south of Solana
Road. The telephone number is 273-
0495.
Library hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday through Wednesday, 9:30
a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday,
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to
5 p.m. Sunday.
Many services of the St. Johns
County library system can be accessed
through the library's Web site
(www.sjcpls.org).
The library's facilities include a con-
ference room, the PGA Tour Room,
and the Friends of the Library Room
that can be reserved for use by the
public.
An expanding selection of books,
videos, audio books, newspapers, peri-
odicals and compact discs are avail-
able. Public-access computers offer
Internet access. Photocopiers are avail-
able.
Amy Ring is the branch manager.
Brad Powell is children's librarian and
Michelle Kiley is youth librarian.
In addition to story times for tod-
dlers and preschoolers, there are pro-
grams for elementary school children,
teens and families.


Beaches
Branch

The Beaches Branch of the Duval
County Library System is located at
600 Third Street in Neptune Beach.
Library hours are Monday through
Thursday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.,
Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until
6 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m.,
with the exception of June and July,
when the library is closed on Sundays.
The library's facilities and services
include a community room with a
kitchen, a meeting room with a stage
area, a conference room, a children's
library, microfilm machines, and pho-
tocopiers. There is also an arts and
crafts display area with changing
exhibits and free magazine exchange.
There are computers available for use
by both adults and children, as well as
printers available for limited free use.
Self-checkout is also offered to expe-
dite patrons getting materials.
Available materials include DVDs, CDs,
books and periodicals.
The library offers storytimes for chil-
dren throughout the year, on week-
days.
The Beaches Branch manager is Sally
Doherty.
For information, call 241-1141 or
241-1142. The Website offers an
online catalog of available materials:
http://jpl.coj.net/.


Your Newspaper


The Beaches Leader and
Ponte Vedra Leader are pub-
lished each Wednesday and
Friday with news of happen-
ings from Mayport to South
Ponte Vedra Beach. Offices
are at 1114 Beach Blvd. in
Jacksonville Beach. The Web
sites are www.beach-
esleader.com and www.pon-
tevedraleader.com.
Club news, weddings,
engagements, birth
announcements, business
news, entertainment and
church news are included
free of charge. Submissions
are welcome. The deadline
for submissions is Monday at
noon for the following
Wednesday's edition, and
Wednesday at noon for the
Friday edition. Make sure a
name and phone number
appear on each submission.
Press releases for The Beaches
Leader may be sent by e-mail


using the address
editor@beachesleader.com.
Press releases for the Ponte
Vedra Leader may be e-mailed
t o
editor@pontevedraleader.co
m.
Forms are available for sub-
mitting wedding, engage-
ment and birth announce-
ments.
We accept photographs for
publication and, in some
cases, will send a photogra-
pher to an event.
Photographs may be color.
Letters to the editor are
welcome. Letters must be
signed and include a phone
number for confirmation.
Subscriptions to The Leader
cost $30 per year in Duval
and St. Johns counties, and
$50 elsewhere. To subscribe
call (904) 249-9033.
The Beaches Leader is dis-
tributed in the Duval County


beach communities. The
Ponte Vedra Leader is distrib-
uted in northeast St. Johns
County.
Both newspapers are publi-
cations of The Leader Group,
which also publishes the Sun-
times Weekly, a free weekend
edition for the Beaches.


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The Friends of the Ponte Vedra
Library is a nonprofit organization
providing special programs and
funding for materials to the library.
Basic dules are $25. The Friends
hold an annual book sale, sponsor a
visit by a popular author, sponsors
art and music programs and runs
Seymour's Bookstore in the library.
Great Books discussion group
meets regularly.
For information call 273-3990 or
visit the Friends' Web site at
www.friendspvlibrary.org.


Friends of the
Beaches Library
The Friends of the Beaches
Library offers many free programs
throughout the year and provides
funding for materials to the library.
Membership is $1-$10 and forms are
available at the library. Annual
events sponsored by the Friends
include Book Sales in October and
April, and clean-up in the fall and
spring. Noon Break is offered on the
second Friday of every month
except July and August and Live at
the Library is offered. Artrageous, a
summer program for ages 6 to 12, is
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Activities for children


*ART CONNECTIONS at
the Cummer Museum of Art
& Gardens in Jacksonville
contains hands-on interac-
tive exhibits. The museum is
located at 829 Riverside Ave.,
phone 356-6857.
BEACHES BOYS &
GIRLS CLUB, 820 N. 20th
Ave., Jacksonville Beach,
offers activities. 249-3588.
*BOOKS-A-MILLION, 738
Marsh Landing Parkway, has
programs for youngsters, to
include Pre-School Storytime
on Tuesday and the Yu-Gi-
Oh Duel every Saturday. For
information, call 273-8055.
*CARVER COMMUNITY
CENTER, 738 4th Ave. S.,
Jacksonville Beach, has
many activities. 247-6218.
*CASTAWAY ISLAND
PRESERVE at 2885 San
Pablo Road S. offers free City
of Jacksonville-sponsored
programs throughout the
year. For information, call
630-3577.


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Matanzas National Estuarine
Research Reserve, 505 Guana
River Road, is held the third
Wednesday of each month.
The event is open to the pub-
lic, including large groups;
however, children ages 3-10
must be accompanied by a
parent. Participation is free,
but registration is required


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Beach. Call
249-3828 for information.
*JACKSONVILLE WAL-
DORF INITIATIVE and SEA-
SIDE PLAYGARDEN sponsor
playgroups for toddlers.
Monthly puppet shows are
free to all. Call 247-1314.
*JEWISH COMMUNITY
ALLIANCE, 8505 San Jose
Blvd., offers programs for
youngsters. For information,
call 730-2100.
LIBRARY ACTIVITIES


are offered at area libraries.
For events at the Ponte Vedra
Beach Branch Library, call
273-0495. For the Beaches
Branch Library, call 241-
1141. For Pablo Creek
Branch Library, call 992-
7101.
*MOCA, Museum of
Contemporary Art
Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura
St., offers programs for
youngsters and teens year-
round. Call 366-6911.
*MOMS AND TOTS meets
regularly at Isle of Faith
United Methodist Church on
San Pablo Road. The pro-
gram breaks for summer and
restarts the third week of
August. Call 221-1700.
*MOSH, Museum of
Science and History, 1025
Museum Circle, offers crafts,
science experiments, plane-
tarium shows and live
demonstrations throughout
the year. Call 396-MOSH for
information.


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SCHOOLS


School days


School starts
in August
Duval County
(904) 390-2000
www.duvalschools.org
Ed Pratt-Dannals is the
superintendent for Duval
County Public Schools.
The Duval County School
Board consists of seven repre-
sentatives, elected by district.
Each School Board district
consists of a combination of
two City Council districts.
Board meetings are held at 6
p.m. the first Tuesday of each
month. Board meetings are
held at the district adminis-
tration building, 1701
Prudential Dr., Jacksonville.
For more information call
390-2000.
Nancy Broner (District 2) is
the Beaches representative
on the School Board. She can
be reached at 390-2386.
The other representatives


are:
District 1, Martha Barrett
District 3, Kris Barnes
District 4, Brenda A.
Priestly Jackson
District 5, Betty Burney
District 6, Vicki Drake
District 7, Tommy Hazouri
St. Johns County
(904) 819-7501
www.stjohns. k12.fl.us
Superintendent Dr. Joseph
Joyner
The St. Johns County
School Board consists of five
members, elected by district.
The School Board districts
are identical to the five St.
Johns County Commission
districts.
School Board
meetings
School Board meetings are
held the second Tuesday of
each month at 6 p.m. and
workshops are held the first
Tuesday of each month at
8:30 p.m. in the School


Ponte Vedra High School is under construction near Davis
Park.


District administration build-
ing, 40 Orange St., St.
Augustine.
Bill Fehling of Ponte Vedra
Beach is District 4 representa-
tive on the School Board. He
can be reached at 819-7510
or at
fehlinb@stjohns.kl2.fl.us.
Beverly Slough, District 1


representative, can be
reached at the same number
or at
sloughb@stjohns.kl2.fl.us.
The other School Board
members are:
District 2, Tommy Allen
District 3, Bill Mignon
District 5, Carla Wright


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To enter kindergarten, a
child must be 5 by Sept. 1,
and first-graders must be 6 by
Sept. 1.
A copy of the child's birth
certificate is necessary to reg-
ister as well as proof of
address.
Students entering Florida
schools for the first time must
present an immunization
record and proof of a physical
examination within the past
year. Older students should
provide a report card of the
last courses taken or grade
completed and a health
record.
Children can register for
classes by reporting to the
nearest school or call 390-
2144 in Duval County and
819-7500 in St. Johns
County.


Duval County
Area public schools
Elementary schools
*Abess Park Elementary,
K-5, 12731 Abess Blvd.,
Jacksonville, 220-1261.
Principal Caroline Wells.
*Alimacani Elementary,
K-5, 2051 San Pablo Road,
Jacksonville, 221-7101.
Principal Kathy Stalls.
*Atlantic Beach
Elementary, K-5, 298 Sherry
Drive, Atlantic Beach, 247-
5924. Principal Kim
Wright.
*Chets Creek Elementary,
K-5, 13200 Chets Creek
Blvd., Jacksonville, 992-
6390. Principal Susan
Phillips.
*Joseph Finegan
Elementary, K-5, 555
Wonderwood Drive,
Atlantic Beach, 247-5996.
Principal David Pinter.
*Jacksonville Beach
Elementary, K-5, 315 S.
10th St., Jacksonville


Beach, 247-5942. Principal
Jill Leinhauser.
*Mayport Elementary, K-
5, 2753 Shangri-la Drive,
Atlantic Beach, 247-5988.
Principal Dr. Nancy Bragan.
*Neptune Beach
Elementary, K-5, 1515
Florida Blvd., Neptune
Beach, 247-5954. Principal
Stephanie Manabat.
*Sabal Palm Elementary,
K-5, 1201 Kernan Blvd.,
Jacksonville, 221-7169.
Principal Mary Mickel.
*San Pablo Elementary,
K-5, 801 18th Ave. N.,
Jacksonville Beach, 247-
5947. Principal Linda
Graham.
*Seabreeze Elementary,
K-5, 1400 Seabreeze Ave.,
Jacksonville Beach, 247-
5900. Principal William
Dutter.

Middle schools
*Fletcher Middle School,
6-8, 2000 N. Third St.,
Jacksonville Beach, 247-


5929. Principal Laurie
Flynn.
*Landmark Middle
School, 6-8, 101 Kernan
Blvd., Jacksonville, 221-
7125. Principal Michael
Henry.
*Mayport Middle School,
6-8, 2600 Mayport Road,
Atlantic Beach, 247-5977.
Principal Katrina McCray.
* *
High schools
*Fletcher High School, 9-
12, 700 Seagate Ave.,
Neptune Beach, 247-5905.
Principal Dane Gilbert.
eSandalwood High
School, 9-12, 2750 John
Prom Blvd., Jacksonville,
646-5100. Principal
Victoria Schultz.
*Marine Science
Education Center, 1347
Palmer St., Mayport, 247-
5973. Principal Ron
Summers.

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St. Johns County
School Board representatives Bill
Fehling (District 4), Beverly Slough
(District 1) and Carla Wright (District
5). Schools Superintendent Dr. Joseph
Joyner.

Ponte Vedra Beach
*Ponte Vedra-Palm Valley [630 A1A
N., 819-3820]/Rawlings [610 AlA N.,
819-8565] Elementary School, K-5,
Ponte Vedra Beach. Principal
Kathleen Furness.
*Ocean Palms Elementary School,
K-5, 355 Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra
Beach, 819-3761. Principal Michael
Parrish.
*Alice B. Landrum Middle School,
6-8, 230 Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra
Beach, 285-9080. Principal Wayne
King.
*Allen D. Nease High School, 9-12,
10550 Ray Road, off County Road
210 just east of U.S. 1, 819-8300.
Principal Dr. Linda Thomson.
*Ponte Vedra High School, 460
Davis Park Road, Ponte Vedra, 547-
7350 Principal Craig Speziale.


Private schools
*Accotink Academy, 171 Canal
Blvd., Ponte Vedra, 273-4267.
*Beaches Chapel School, 610
Florida Blvd., Neptune Beach, 241-
4211.
*Beaches Episcopal School, 1150 N.
5th St., Jacksonville Beach, 246-2466.
*Beaches Independent Middle
School, 2033 Florida Blvd., Neptune
Beach, 247-5358.
*The Beaches School, 2049 Florida
Blvd., Neptune Beach, 249-0905; and
The Red Schoolhouse, 419 N. 5th
Ave., Jacksonville Beach, 249-9080.
*The Bolles School, 200 ATP Blvd.,
Ponte Vedra Beach, 285-4658.
*The Broach School, 75 S. 12th St.,
Jacksonville Beach, 247-7288.
*Community Presbyterian Pre-
School and Kindergarten, 150 Sherry
Dr., 241-7335.
*DePaul School, 3044 S. San Pablo
Rd., Jacksonville, 241-7007.
*Discovery Montessori School, 102
15th St. S., Jacksonville Beach, 247-
4577.
*First Avenue Montessori, 617 N.
1st Ave., 246-0433.
*The Foundation Academy, 107
Third Ave. S., Jacksonville Beach,


241-3515.
*Montessori Tides, 1550 Penman
Road, Jacksonville Beach, 241-1139.
*New Beginnings Pre-School, 1050
State Road AlA, Ponte Vedra Beach,
285-2965.
*New Leaf School for Change, 407
Third St., 246-9100.
*Palms Presbyterian Church Child
Care Program, 325 S. 35th Ave.,
Jacksonville Beach, 247-0983.
*Palmer Catholic Academy, 4889
Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra Beach,
543-8515.
*Providence School of Jacksonville,
2701 Hodges Blvd., Jacksonville, 223-
5270.
*St. Paul's Catholic School, 428 2nd
Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach, 249-
5934.
*Seaside Playgarden, 223 8th Ave.
S., Jacksonville Beach, 247-1314.
Each Wednesday issue of The Leader
features coverage of Beaches schools and
students. Submitted information about
school programs and events is welcome
and should be sent to The Leader at
1114 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach,
Fla. 32250, or send email to
editor@beachesleader.com. Please
include a contact name and number.


Photo by CHUCK ADAMS
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Duval County School
District

2008-2009 Calendar


March 31-April 4
May 26
June 5
Aug. 18
Sept. 1
Oct. 20
Nov. 11
Nov. 27-28
Dec. 22-Jan.1
Jan. 16
Jan. 19
Feb. 16
March 27
March 30-April 3
April 10
May 25
June 5


Spring Break
Memorial Day
Last day of school
First day of school
Labor Day
Planning Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Holiday
Winter Break
Planning Day
M.L. King holiday
Presidents' Day
Planning Day
Spring Break
Spring Holiday
Memorial Day
Last day for students


Fine Arts Series

offers free concerts

Launched in 1972 the Beaches Fine Arts Series offers top
notch music and dance in 8 free performances each year,
usually at St. Paul's by the Sea Episcopal Church in
Jacksonville Beach.
Programming encompasses an eclectic blend of styles from
classical to contemporary, from jazz to world music and
dance, from traditional to avant-garde, according to BFAS
organizers.
After each concert, community organizations host a recep-
tion and the audience is invited. An art exhibit features the
work of visual artists from throughout the area.
Each artist that presents in the series also performs at an
educational outreach for children in Duval County Schools.
The series pay for bus transportation to and from the chil-
dren's concerts.
If you are interested in learning more about the BFAS
Educational Outreach programs contact Marjorie Pardue at
tipmapleleaf@aol.com or call 270-1771.
The series has a website at:
http://www.beachesfinearts.org/index.htm
The Fine Arts Series also hosts a series of triathlons and a
duathlon.


St. Johns County
School District
2008-2009 Calendar
March 21 Student/teacher holiday
April 21-25 Spring Break
May 26 Memorial Day
June 11 Last day of school
Aug. 22 First Day of school
Sept. 1 Labor Day
Oct. 17 Student holiday
Oct. 27 Planning Day
Nov. 11 Veterans Day
Nov. 26-28 Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec. 22- Jan. 2 Winter Break
Jan. 19 M.L. King holiday
Jan. 23 Planning Day
Feb. 13 Student holiday
Feb. 16 Presidents' Day
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Business associations
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CLUBS


Clubs & Organizations


*American Legion Post
129, 1151 4th St. S.,
Jacksonville Beach, first
Thursday each month, 8
p.m. 249-2266.
*American Legion Post
316, 1127 Atlantic Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach, second
Monday each month, 8
p.m. 249-0202.
*American Legion Post
233, 12 N. Wilderness Trail,
Palm Valley, first Thursday
each month. 285-2484.
*Baptist Medical Center
Beaches Auxiliary. 627-
1320.
*Beaches Amateur
Radio Society, fourth
Thursday, 7 p.m., Pablo
Branch Library. Bill Sander,
724-0899, www.kb4ars.org.
*Beaches Area Historical
Society, 380 Pablo Ave.
241-5657.
*Beaches Area Model
Railroad Club, Mayport
Depot, Beaches Museum &
History Center, Jacksonville
Beach. Dave Henk, 641-
8800, Rich Paul, 223-5133.
*Beaches Business
Association meets at noon
Monday at Jacksonville
Beach Golf Club. Visit
www.jaxbba.com.
*Beaches Division,
Jacksonville Regional
Chamber of Commerce,
325 Jacksonville Dr.,
Jacksonville Beach.
Monthly luncheons the
second Thursday, monthly
socials the first Tuesday and
monthly morning network
meetings the third
Thursday. 249-3868.
Beaches Democratic
Club meets the third
Tuesday of the month at
the Adele Grage
Community Center in
Atlantic Beach, 716 Ocean
Blvd., at 6:45 p.m. Call
Deborah Courtney at 247-
9744.
*Beaches Habitat chap-
ter board meets at 7 p.m.
the fourth Thursday at
Baptist Medical Center-
Beaches and Volunteers
meet at 7:45 a.m. Saturday
at Jordan Park. Beaches
Habitat works Tuesday
through Saturday. Ralph
Marcello, 241-1222.
*Beaches League of
Storytellers meets the sec-


The Ponte Vedra Daughters of the American Revolution
gives awards each year to winners of its 5th-through-8th-
grade essay contest. The most recent recipients have
been, from left, Sean O'Linn, Harrison Goodall III, Haley
Neal and Jake Relman, standing in front of D.A.R. Regent
Brandy Hibbard.


ond Saturday, 10:30 a.m.,
September through May, at
the Ponte Vedra Beach
Branch Library. Nancy
Avera, 285-1238.
*Beaches Mayport Navy
League meets the third
Thursday each month, 6
p.m. John Vargo, 651-9948
*Beaches Photography
Club meets 6 p.m. to 7:45
p.m. the first Monday of
each month at the Beaches
Branch Library, 600 Third
St., Neptune Beach. Open
to all levels and interest of
photography. For more
information call Steve
Scarborough at 241-0838.
*BRASS, Beaches
Residents Actively
Supporting the Symphony.
Holly Dunlap, 285-1139.
*Beaches Sea Turtle
Patrol. For general, volun-
teer information, or nest
information call 613-6081.
For information, visit
www.bstp.net.
*Beaches Senior Citizen
Center, 281 19th Ave. S.,
Jacksonville Beach, open 8
a.m. to 5 p.m.; lunch served
at 11:30 a.m. 241-3791.
-Beaches Sertoma Club


meets every Friday, 7:30
a.m., Comfort Inn
Oceanfront, 1515 1st St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. Andy
Owens, 285-9676.
*Beaches Shrine Club
meets the third Friday, 6
p.m., Morocco Shrine
Auditorium, 3800 St. Johns
Bluff.
-Beaches Toastmasters
meets every Monday. For
meeting time and location,
call Viviane Barry, 610-
8807.
*Beaches Watch, con-
cerned citizens addressing
Beaches quality of life
issues, meets the first
Wednesday of every month
at 7 p.m. For meeting
information and location
v i s i t
www.beacheswatch.com or
call 513-9242.
*Bosom Buddies offers
support for persons with
breast cancer. The group
meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at
the Women's Center of
Jacksonville. Coco
LaMantia, 722-3000 ext.
224.
-Boys and Girls Club,
820 20th Ave. N.,


Jacksonville Beach. 249-
3588.
*Boy Scouts membership
information. Sean Olynick,
388-0591.
-Coast Guard Auxiliary
meets the first Wednesday
each month, 7 p.m., at the
Coast Guard Station. David
Green, 246-4722 or 422-
2811.
*Coastal Crocheters
meets Wednesdays, 7:45
p.m., Beaches Branch
Library. Dia Durrance, 241-
5697.
*Community Kitchen
feeds the hungry through
donations and volunteer
work. 247-4738.
*Daughters of the
American Revolution
(DAR), Ponte Vedra
Chapter, meets the first
Tuesday, October through
May, 10:45 a.m., at Marsh
Landing Country Club.
Brandy Hibbard, 285-1860.
*Daughters of the
American Revolution
(DAR), Jean Ribault
Chapter, meets the second
Thursday, October through
May, 11 a.m., Selva Marina
Country Club, Atlantic
Beach. Barbara Hamilton,
891-2653.
*Eastern Star Ribault
Chapter, 2130 Florida
Blvd., Neptune Beach. 724-
5510.
*J. Wendell Fargis
Masonic Lodge, F&AM
356, 2130 Florida Blvd.,
Neptune Beach. 246-6530.
*First Coast Parliamen-
tarians. Information,
Sherry Strange, 744-9074.
*First Coast Miniatures
meets the fourth Tuesday of
every month at the USO in
Atlantic Beach. 246-1146.
*Fleet Reserve
Association Branch 290
meets the first Thursday
each month, 8 p.m., 390
Mayport Road, Atlantic
Beach. 246-6855.
*Florida First Coast
Women's Connection,
sponsored by Christian
Women's Club, meets the
second Wednesday each
month at Jacksonville Golf
& Country Club, 11 a.m.
223-4828.
*Florida Writers
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Business associations


Beaches Business
Association
The Beaches Business Association
meets Mondays at the Jacksonville
Beach Golf Course Clubhouse on
South Penman Road in Jacksonville
Beach. Meetings begin at noon
with lunch, followed by a program
at 12:30 p.m. The group's Website is
http://www.jaxbba.com/ The
Beaches Business Association is an
organization whose objective is to
bring together business and profes-
sional people who have an interest
in promoting the Beaches' business
environment and promoting the
maintenance and improvement of
the Beaches' residential and busi-
ness communities.

Beaches Chamber
The Beaches Division of the
Jacksonville Regional Chamber of
Commerce provides information
for businesses and residents.
The Chamber at 1300 Marsh
Landing Parkway, Suite 108 in
Jacksonville Beach often organizes
special events and seminars featur-
ing government and business lead-


ers. There are also monthly lunch-
eons on the second Thursday,
monthly socials on the first
Tuesday and monthly morning cof-
fees the third Thursday of the
month. The Beaches Chamber is
headed by Jill Sprowell, executive
director. Call 273-5366.
Ponte Vedra Beach Chamber of
Commerce
The Ponte Vedra Chamber of
Commerce is a coalition of Ponte
Vedra businesses, formed to share
their knowledge and financial
resources to build a healthy busi-
ness environment. The group holds
monthly lunch-and-learn sessions
and morning and evening mixers.
Call 285-2004. Its Website is
www.pontevedrachamber.org.

NEFAR
The Beaches Northeast Florida
Association of Realtors (NEFAR)
Council meets Thursday mornings
at the NEFAR offices at 4130 3rd St.
S., Jax Beach (in the Sandcastle
Plaza at the end of JTB) at 8:30 a.m.
for coffee and an informational
program. www.nefar.com


Numbers to know

*Visit Jacksonville: 798-9100

*Jacksonville Chamber of
Commerce:
366-6600

*Ponte Vedra Beach Chamber of
Commerce:
285-2004

*Beaches Division of Jax
Chamber of Commerce:
273-5366


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MAYPORT
WATERFRONT
PARTNERSHIP


The Mayport Waterfront
Partnership was formed in
1997 as a joint effort between
the city of Atlantic Beach and
the city of Jacksonville to
work toward revitalizing
Mayport Village and sur-
rounding areas.
The partnership has grown
into a government, business
and community task force.
The group has spearheaded
causes such as redevelopment
in the area and improve-
ments on Mayport Road.
For more information call
270-1570.






- CLUBS


Continued from page 424

Association, fourth Saturday
of each month at the Ponte
Vedra Beach Branch Library.
Vic DiGenti, 285-2258.
*Foxes Chapter of the Red
Hat Society meets several
times a month at various
Beaches locations for daytime
and nighttime activities.
Women ages 50 and older are
encouraged to wear red and
purple, while those younger
are encouraged to wear pink
and lavender. There are no
dues, rules or other require-
ments. Contact redhatsoci-
ety.com or e-mail redhatfox-
es@aol.com.
*Fraternal Order of Police
No. 17 meets the first Tuesday
of each month, 7:30 p.m.,
FOP Lodge, 2302 J. Turner
Butler Blvd, 249-8543.
*Fraternal Order of Police
No. 107 meets the second
Thursday of each month,
7:30 p.m., FOP Lodge, 2004
Forrest Ave., Neptune Beach.
J.J. Faro, 631-9807.
*Friends of the
(Jacksonville) Beaches
Library, 600 Third St.,


Neptune Beach. 241-1142.
*Friends of the Ponte
Vedra Beach Branch
Library, P.O. Box 744, Ponte
Vedra Beach, Fla. 32004. 273-
3 9 9 0
www.friendspvlibrary.org.
*Girl Scouts Gateway
Council, 1000 Shearer St.,
Jacksonville. 388-4653.
*Jacksonville Beaches
Woman's Club meets the
first Tuesday, September to
May, 10:30 a.m. at 1315 2nd
Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach.
*Jacksonville Harmony
Show Chorus, 7 to 10 p.m.
each Tuesday, San Jose
Church of Christ, 6233 San
Jose Blvd., Jacksonville. 350-
1609. www.jaxharmony.com.
Jacksonville School of
Bridge meets Monday to
Thursday, 10:30 a.m.,
Thursday at 7 p.m. and Friday
at noon, 3353 Washburn
Road, Jacksonville. 223-3837.
eKiwanis Club of
Jacksonville Beaches meets
Thursday, noon, at Selva
Marina Country Club, 1600
Selva Marina, Atlantic Beach.
Neil Powell, 343-3571.
www.beacheskiwanis.com.


*Knights of Columbus,
Father Murphy Council,
meets at 7:30 p.m. the first
Monday of each month and
at 7 p.m. the third Monday,
1401 2nd Ave. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. 249-
5535.
eLeague of Women Voters
of Jacksonville's First Coast.
355-8683.
*Lions Club of
Jacksonville Beaches meets
at noon the second and
fourth Tuesday at Latitudes
on 3rd Street South and at 7
p.m. the first and third
Thursday at the clubhouse at
2nd Avenue North and
Penman Road. 249-8558.
*Lions Club of Ponte
Vedra Beach, second and
fourth Wednesdays at noon,
Bogey Grille on ALA South.
Carolyn Fowler, 725-2443.
*Long Time Newcomers,
meets at Selva Marina
Country Club in Atlantic
Beach on the fourth Tuesday
of the Month, September
through May, 11 a.m. 273-
0362.
*Loyal Order of the
Moose, 10 8th St. N.,


Jacksonville Beach. 249-
4644.
*Military Officers
Association of America,
Mayport Chapter meets at
the Ocean Breeze Conference
Center at Mayport Naval
Station. Robert Bachmann,
7 3 7 0 5 6 8.
www.mpmoaa.org.
Mothers & More, a sup-
port group for stay-at-home
moms, meets 7 to 9 p.m. the
first and third Monday of the
month. 858-3372.
*MOPS (Mothers of
Preschoolers), 9:15 to 11:30
a.m. the second and fourth
Monday of the month, Ponte
Vedra Presbyterian Church
on Palm Valley Road. 285-
8225.
*NAIC Investment Club, 7
p.m. fourth Mondays Beaches
Branch Library. 476-4260.
eNavy Wives Clubs of
America (NWCA), Mayport
201, meets the first Tuesday
of each month, 7 p.m.,
Mayport Naval Station,
Building 27. Geri Bergh, 223-
1386.

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*Newcomers Club of the
Beaches has a monthly
luncheon meeting,
September through June, at
Casa Marina. Dolores Bigalki,
285-6711.
*Northeast Florida
Association of Realtors,
Beaches Service Center, meets
Thursday 8:30 a.m. For meet-
ing location, call 249-5171.
*Oceanside Rotary Club
meets 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at
Selva Marina CC. David
Maclnnes, 339-0074.
*Order Sons of Italy in
America, the third
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Adele
Grage Community Center,
716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic
Beach. Dennis Berg, 242-
4929. www.beachesosia.org.
*Oversight Committee for
the Beaches Resource Center,
7 p.m. the first Monday of
every month, except July,
Fletcher High School's Media
Center. 270-8200.
ePablo Towers Auxiliary
has quarterly meetings.
Lillian Harrison, 249-0786.
*Persephone Healing Arts
Center, 485 6th Ave. N.,


Jacksonville Beach, open
house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the
third Thursday of the month.
246-3583.
*The Players Community
Senior Center, 175 Landrum
Lane, open Monday through
Saturday, lunch served each
weekday at noon. 280-3233.
*Ponte Vedra Beach
Chamber of Commerce
holds breakfast networks the
second Wednesday of the
month, mixers the third
Wednesday, and "lunch and
learn" the fourth Wednesday.
285-2004.
*Ponte Vedra Beach
Rotary Club meets at 7:30
a.m. every Thursday at
Sawgrass Country Club. Chris
Scully, 731-0063. www.pvbro-
tary.org.
*Ponte Vedra Beach
Toastmasters Club, every
Wednesday from 7:45 to 8:45
a.m., Ponte Vedra Inn &
Club, 200 Ponte Vedra Blvd.
Michael Steele, 910-1982.
*Ponte Vedra Democratic
Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the
first Wednesday of the month
at the Ponte Vedra Beach
Branch Library. Barbara
Paterick, 273-5310.


eRepublican Club of the
Beaches meets the second
Thursday of each month at 7
p.m. at the Adele Grage
Community Center, Atlantic
Beach.
*Ribault Garden Club
meets at 10 a.m. third
Thursday, September through
May, at 705 '2nd Ave. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. 246-
4641.
*Ribault Masonic Lodge
272 F&AM, 327 2nd Ave. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. 246-
6558.
*United Daughters of the
Confederacy, Mattie T.
Wright Chapter, meets at
10:30 a.m. the fourth
Wednesday, September
through May (third
Wednesday in November
and December) at Selva
Marina Country Club.
Suzanne Reynolds-Brady,
223-4435.
*Untamed Adventures,
an outdoor group for
women ages 18 to 80. 241-
9920, www.untamedadven-
tures.org.
*USSVI-First Coast Base
submarine veterans, third
Saturday of the month, 11


CLUBS -
a.m., American Legion Post
316, 127 Atlantic Blvd. John
Stanford, 743-3197.
*Veterans of Foreign
Wars (VFW) Post 3270 meets
the second Wednesday each
month, 7 p.m., at 915 8th
Ave. S., Jacksonville Beach.
249-7366.
W a 1 d o r f
Parent/Education Study
and Discussion Group,
third Thursday of the
month, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.,
Shelby's Coffee Shoppe, 200
First Street, Neptune Beach.
247-1314 or 716-8014.
www.playsidegarden.org.
*Women of the Moose
meets the first and third
Thursday, 7:30 p.m., 10 8th
St. N., Jacksonville Beach.
249-4644.
*Zonta Club of
Jacksonville, third Monday
of each month, 6 p.m.,
Wyndham Hotel, 1515
Prudential Drive. Eleanor
Vees, 564-9211.
Meetings are posted on The
Leader's Web site,
.
Send information to tor@beachesleader.com>.


Community organizations helped build and open a playground at Neptune Beach Elementary School that provides play equipment
accessible to children with disabilities.


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SUPPORT -


Support groups


Mental Health
Depression Bipolar Support
Alliance-Jacksonville Beaches meets
Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at Beaches
Medical Center, 1350 13th Ave. S.,
Jacksonville Beach. Visit www.dbsa-
jax.org for information.
Grief Recovery Support Group
meets the third Thursday of the
month at 7 p.m. at St. Paul's Catholic
Church in the library of the Family
Life Center, 578 1st Ave. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. The group is for
those who are grieving the death of a
family member or friend. Call
Margaret at 280-0871 for information.
Recovery, Inc., a mental health
support group, meets at 6:30 p.m.
Friday at St. Paul's Catholic Church's
Family Life Center, 578 1st Ave. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. 247-3299.
Physical Health
The Cancer Support Group at
Baptist Medical Center Beaches meets
at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Florida
Cancer Center in Medical Office
Building B on the hospital campus.
Call 247-2910 for information.
Man to Man, a prostate cancer sup-
port group, meets every other month


at Baptist Medical Center Beaches,
Conference Room A, Jacksonville
Beach. For information about Man to
Man, call 249-0022.
Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors is
held the third Tuesday of each month
from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Cobalt
Moon, Neptune Beach. The class is
free. Call Christina at 631-8173 for
information or to register.
Addictions
Al-Anon Family Groups offer a
recovery program for families and
friends of alcoholics, whether or not
the alcoholic seeks help. Meetings are
held Mondays, including holidays, at
10:30 a.m. at 400 Penman Road,
Jacksonville Beach. Meetings also are
available at other times, days and
locations. Call 350-0600 for informa-
tion.
Others
Free body fat analysis and weight
loss consults are offered at Metabolic
Research Center, 274 Solana Road, in
the Winn-Dixie Plaza. 280-1820.
Persephone Healing Arts Center,
485 Sixth Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach,
hosts an open house from 6-7:30 p.m.
the third Thursday of the month. Call


246-3583 for information.
Tennis for Seniors is offered at
Huguenot Tennis Center in
Jacksonville Beach from 9 to 11 a.m.
Friday. Call Moe at 247-6221 for
information.
"Adopt-A-Rescued-Kitty" Kittens
and cats that have been veterinarian-
checked and tested, have shots and
have been altered, are available for
adoption Saturdays from 12 a.m. to 6
p.m. at PetCo at Atlantic and Kernan
boulevards.
The Twin Heart Meditation Group
meets from 4-5 p.m. Sunday at
Peaceful Journey in North Shore Plaza.
Mothers & More is a national, not-
for;profit organization supporting
sequencing women (women who have
altered their careers to raise children
at home). Call 858-3369 or e-mail
mothersjax@yahoo.com for informa-
tion.
The Waldorf Parent/Education
Study and Discussion Group meets
at 5:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the
month at Shelby's Coffee Shoppe, 200
First Street Neptune Beach. Call 716-
8014 for information.


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a hospital support group that's been in existence since the
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Places of worship


Churches, other
sites of worship
African Methodist
Episcopal
Robert Mount Pisgah
AME Church, 1915 Jordan
St., Atlantic Beach, 246-4475.
Pastor: Ruby N. Lowe.
St. Andrew AME
Church, 125 9th St. S.,
Jacksonville Beach, 246-
1756.

Anglican
Anglican Beaches Church
meets at Room 101 in
Neptune Baptist Church, 407
Third St. in Neptune Beach.
www. anglicanbeach-
eschurch.org.
Calvary Anglican
Church meets at 3044 San
Pablo Road in Jacksonville.
821-8558. Pastor: Rev. Henry
Luke Orombi. (www.calvary-
jax.org)
Holy Trinity Anglican
Church meets at 610 Florida


Blvd., Neptune Beach. 247-
1442. Pastor: Rev. Robert C.
Adams, vicar. (www.holytrini-
tyneptunebeach.org)
* *

Assembly of God
Atlantic Beach
Assembly of God, 680
Mayport Road, Atlantic
Beach, 249-5511. Pastor: Rev.
G. Donnie Hutto.
First Assembly of God,
325 10th Ave. S., Jacksonville
Beach, 246-0905.


Baptist
*Ambassador Baptist
Church, 2134 Mayport Road,
246-7779. Pastor:
Matthew Staley.
a First Baptist Church of
Atlantic Beach, 1050
Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach,
246-4341.
First Baptist Church of
Jacksonville Beach, 324 5th
St. N., Jacksonville Beach,
249-2314. Pastor: Benjamin


W. Wallis.
First Baptist Church of
Ponte Vedra Beach, meets at
610 A1A North, Ponte Vedra
Beach. Pastor: Robert Loy,
695-2291
First Missionary Baptist
Church, 810 3rd Ave. S.,
Jacksonville Beach, 246-
8120. Pastor: Rev. Dr. Marvin
McQueen.
Freedom Independent
Baptist Church, 727-3804.
Kernan Boulevard
Baptist Church, 4000
Kernan Blvd., 641-4588.
(www.kbbc.org)
Neptune Baptist
Church, 407 3rd St., Neptune
Beach, 249-2307. Pastor: Tom
Bary Jr. (www.neptunebap-
tist.org)
Crosswater Community
Church, 1050 State Road
A1A, Ponte Vedra Beach, 285-
4288.
New Community
Baptist Church, 84 Lewis St.,
Atlantic Beach, 241-4919.
Pastor: Rev. Joseph James.


New Friendship Baptist
Missionary Church, 1996
Mayport Road., Atlantic
Beach, 246-1426. Pastor:
Marvin Mash.
Oak Harbor Baptist
Church, 2765 State Road
A1A, Atlantic Beach, 246-
6922.
Ocean Park Baptist, 402
16th Ave. S., Jacksonville
Beach, 249-5457.
Palm Valley Baptist
Church, 4890 Palm Valley
Road, Ponte Vedra Beach,
285-2447. Senior Pastor: Rev.
Jeffery R. Witt.

San Pablo Baptist
Church, 3044 San Pablo
Road, Jacksonville, 223-8050.
Second Missionary
Baptist Church, 752 3rd Ave.
S., Jacksonville Beach, 246-
7911. Pastor: Rev. Charles
McCormick.

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Easter Sunrise Service is an annual tradition at the Beaches
and held at various locations along the shoreline.


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Our Lady Star of the
Sea, 545 State Road AIA N.,
Ponte Vedra Beach, 285-
2698.
St. John's Catholic
Church, 2400 Mayport
Road, Atlantic Beach, 246-
6014. Father Joseph
Meehan.
St. Paul's Catholic
Church, 1st Avenue at 5th
Street N., Jacksonville Beach,
249-2600. Father William A
Kelly, pastor.


Episcopal
Christ Episcopal
Church, 400 San Juan Drive,
Ponte Vedra Beach, 285-
6127; Christ Church San
Pablo, 2002 San Pablo Road,
Jacksonville, 221-4777;
(www. christepisco-
palchurch.org)
St. Francis in the Field
Episcopal Church, 895
Palm Valley Road, 615-2130.
St. Paul's by the Sea


Episcopal Church, corner
Fifth Street and 11th Avenue
North., Jacksonville Beach,
249-4091. Rector: Rev.
Penny Pfab. (www.spbts.net)
* *

Interdenominational
Christ the Redeemer
Church, 190 S. Roscoe Blvd.,
Ponte Vedra Beach, 285-
8009. Pastor: Dr. Daniel W.
Williams. (www.christthere-
deemer.com)
Lighthouse Christian
Fellowship, 2115 12th Ave.
N., Jacksonville Beach, 246-
7859. Pastor: Joe Porfidio.
* *

Latter-day Saints
Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints, 440
Penman Road, Neptune
Beach, 241-1062.


Lutheran
Bethlehem Lutheran
Church-Missouri Synod,


1423 8th Ave. N.
Jacksonville Beach, 249-
5418. Pastor: the Rev. Dana
Allen Brones.
Lord of Life Lutheran
Church 276 N. Roscoe Blvd.,
Ponte Vedra Beach, 285-
5347. Pastor: the Rev. Julie
Frank.
St. Andrew's Lutheran
By The Sea, 1801 Beach
Blvd., Jacksonville Beach,
249-4575. Pastor: Michael
Blaker.
Victory Lutheran
Church, 4651Keman Blvd.,
Jacksonville, 642-8900.
Pastor: Rev. Phil Hoyer.
(www.victorylutheran.org)
S O

Methodist
Beach United
Methodist Church, 3rd
Street at 7th Avenue North,
Jacksonville Beach, 249-
2343. Pastor: the Rev. Jerry
Sweat. (www.beachumc.org)
Christ United
Methodist Church, 400
Penman Road, Neptune


Beach, 249-5370. Pastor: The
Rev. Patrice Spencer.
Isle of Faith United
Methodist Church, 1821
San Pablo Rd., Jacksonville,
221-1700.
Ponte Vedra United
Methodist Church, meets at
Ocean Palms School, 355
Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra
Beach, 280-5141. Pastor: the
Rev. Jeff Bennett. (www.pv-
umc.org)


Non-denominational
Beaches Chapel
Church, 610 Florida Blvd.,
Neptune Beach, 241-4211.
Pastor: Steve McCoy.
(www.beacheschapel.com)
Family Bible Church,
4760 Palm Valley Road. 280-
5694.
Jacksonville Beach
Church of Christ, 422 5th
Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach,
246-2457. Pastor: Joel
Dalrymple.
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Ben Wallis, Senior Pastor
324 North 5th Street Jacksonville Beach
249-2314

SUNDAY
Bible Study, 9:15 am for all ages
Morning Worship, 10:30 am
Evening Worship, 6:30 pm

WEDNESDAY
Prayer Meeting/Discipleship, 6:15 pm
Edge for Youth, 6:15 pm

Choirs for all ages, 3 years through adult.
Awana program for age 3 years through 6th grade.

First Baptist Weekday Ministry,
our Monday-Friday preschool and VPK program.

Please call for further information and times.
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ST. PAUL'S


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Presbyterian
eCommunity Presbyterian Church, 150 Sherry Drive,
Atlantic Beach, 249-8698. Minister: The Rev. Dr. Gabe
Goodman.
Hodges Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 4140 Hodges
Blvd., 223-6922. Pastor, Rev. Joseph Albright.
Mayport Presbyterian Church, 1300 Palmer Street,
Village of Mayport. Pastor: Rev. Clyde Wray.
The Palms Presbyterian Church, 3410 3rd St. S.,
Jacksonville Beach, 246-6427. Pastor: The Rev. Tom Walker; Sr.
Associate Pastor: The Rev. Carol DiGiusto. (www.palm-
schurch.org)
Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church, 4510 Palm Valley
Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, 285-8225. Senior pastor: Richard A.
Cooper. (www.pvpc.com)

Religious Science
Jacksonville Church of Religious Science meets Sundays
at Best Western at Interstate 95 and Butler Boulevard, 398-
4353. Nancy Fagan.

Synagogues
Beth El The Beaches Synagogue, 288 N. Roscoe Blvd.,
Ponte Vedra Beach, 273-9100. Rabbi Eliezer Ben Yehuda.
Chabad @ the Beaches, 521 State Road AlA, Ponte Vedra
Beach, 285-1588. Rabbi Nochum Kurinsky. (www.chabad-
beaches.com)

Unity
Unity Church of Jacksonville, Beaches Study Group,
meets Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Ribault Garden Club, 705
2nd Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach, 355-5100.

Others
Beaches First Church of the Nazarene, 13363 Beach
Blvd., Jacksonville, 249-3655. Pastor: Rev. Wayne Searls.
Church of God By Faith, 931 3rd Ave. S., Jacksonville
Beach, 249-4914.
Church of the Living God, 68 Jackson Road, Atlantic
Beach, 246-0072.
Church at Chets Creek, 4420 Hodges Blvd., Jacksonville,
223-5954. Pastor, Spike Hogan. (www.chetscreek.com)
First Christian Church of the Beaches, 2125 Oceanfront,
Neptune Beach, 246-2010. Pastor: James Collins (www.fccb-
doc.com)
First Church of Christ Scientist, 1505 2nd St. North,
Jacksonville Beach, 246-2632.
Holy Church of Living God Revival Center, 1700
Francis Ave., Atlantic Beach, 246-4464. Pastor: Bishop Percy
Golden.
Jacksonville Beach Church of God, 328 S. 8th St.,
Jacksonville Beach, 241-6077. Pastor: Rev. Dr. Grover Byard.
Jehovah's Witnesses, 1127 16th Ave. S., Jacksonville
Beach, 246-8868; 6 N. Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra, 543-9525.
New Life Christian Fellowship, 2701 Hodges Blvd.,
Jacksonville; 223-6000; Senior pastor, Paul D. Zink;
(www.nlcf.org).
Nocatee Community Church, Gates of Southpoint Mall,
7035 Phillips Highway, Jacksonville. Pastor: Casey Trigg. 448-
4402.
New Redeemed Church of God & Christ, 2771 Mayport
Road, Atlantic Beach. Elder Wayne Miliner, 270-2626.
Oceanside Christian Church, 130 Main St., Atlantic
Beach, 247-7005.
Oceanside Church of Christ, 1025 Snug Harbor Court
(off Mayport Road at West 11th Street and Orchid Street), 246-
2709. Preacher Victor Eskew.
Sonrise Worship Center, 600 Levy Road, Atlantic Beach
246-1515. Pastor: Jerry Curtis.


WORSHIP


Communion is offered by Rev. Julie Frank of Lord of Life
Lutheran Church during an outdoor service held at the
Ponte Vedra Lodge.


Sunrise Community Church (Evangelical Free Church),
298 Aquatic Dr., Atlantic Beach, 249-3030.
Triumph Apostolic Faith Church, 1834 George St.,
Atlantic Beach, 241-0665. Pastor: Elder J. Smith.
Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 246-6707. 751 Atlantic
Boulevard, Atlantic Beach.


alms
presby te ri an church

+10o SouthThird Street
Jacksonville beach
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www.palmschurch.org

* Sunday Worship
Traditional 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Discipleship Hour (for all ages) 9:40 a.m.
Casual 5:45 p.m.
* Nursery is Available
* Youth Fellowship Sundays, 7:00 p.m.
* Mission opportunities
* Preschool NAEYC accredited


Come and visit our new facilities!


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RECREATION


Playgrounds and more


Parks offer

many choices
St. Johns County
*Environmental
Education Center of the
Guana Tolomato Matanzas
(GTM) National Estuarine
Research Reserve south of
Ponte Vedra Beach has dis-
plays, nature movies, family
programs, lectures, nature
walks and special events.
Recreational facilities
include a boat ramp at
Guana Lake, nature trails,
three beach walkovers and
four parking lots. One lot is
ADA accessible to the beach.
Admission to the reserve is
$3 per car. Admission to the
education center is $2 for
adults, $1 for ages 10 to 17.
There also is a Friends of
GTMNERR program. The
center is located off State
Road AlA about 12 miles
south of Mickler Road. Call
823-4500.
*Davis Park, a 138-acre
county park off County
Road 210 about one mile
west of the Intracoastal
Waterway in St. Johns
County, has baseball and
softball fields, football fields
and soccer fields, all with
lights, two fenced pet parks
and three catch-and-release
fishing ponds, a playground,
concessions stands and rest-
rooms.
*Cornerstone Park at
New Beginnings Church,
State Road AlA just south of
the Plantation in Ponte
Vedra Beach, has four base-
ball fields, one football field
that also is used for lacrosse,
one basketball court, two
tennis courts, a picnic shel-
ter and restrooms.
*DeLeon Shores, a 10-
acre county park in the
Dolphin Cove neighbor-
hood off State Road AlA in
Ponte Vedra Beach, has a
baseball field, small soccer
field, one lighted basketball
court, a lighted tennis court,
playground, tot lot, picnic
shelters and grills. It also has
a multipurpose field and
skate park.


Jacksonville Beach
*South Beach Park, a
10.9-acre park on Osceola
Avenue and South Beach
Parkway in south
Jacksonville Beach, contains
a one-acre playground, ten-
nis courts, basketball courts,
sand volleyball courts, fit-
ness trail, a Community
Center and a future skate-
board park. For information
call Jacksonville Beach Parks
and Recreation at 247-6236.
*Beaches Little Park,
located at Marsh Drive in
south Jacksonville Beach, is
a half-acre park with a bike
track, picnic table and park
bench.
*Cradle Creek Preserve at
15th Street South and
Fairway Lane. Offers 43.3
acres of nature walks and
decks.
*Wingate Park in
Jacksonville Beach off South
Penman Road includes two
Little League baseball fields,
two T-ball fields, two soft-
ball fields, one Babe Ruth
baseball field, two football
fields, a playground and two
concession buildings. The
15-acre park has two parking
lots and two restroom facili-
ties.
Paws Park at Wingate
Park: off-leash dog park,
located in Jacksonville
Beach off South Penman
Road, free to the public,
open dawn to dusk, 1 acre
large dog area, separate
small dog area, automatic
watering bowls, benches,
poop bag dispensers, educa-
tional bulletin board. To
volunteer: 513-9240,
beachesdogpark@ aol.com.
Huguenot Park at South
Third Street between 16th
and 19th avenues, has over
three acres on a lagoon set-
ting and is close to the
ocean. There is a wooden
boardwalk along the lagoon
and a pier for fishing. The
park is also the location of
the Jacksonville Senior
Citizens Center.
Facilities include seven
tennis courts, a basketball
court, a fishing lake and
playground with equipment
for children.
Gonzales Park, contains


Sunshine Park in south Jacksonville Beach at Osceola
Avenue and South Beach Parkway features play gear,
fields and a basketball court.


six acres at Second Avenue
North and 10th Street, offers
two Little League baseball
fields, a basketball court,
playground equipment, a
picnic shelter and a covered
bench rest.
Oceanfront Park on the
oceanfront at 6th Ave. S.
Includes playground equip-
ment, sand volleyball court,
marine education and pic-
nic shelters.
Tall Pines Park is locat-
ed at Ninth Avenue North,
west of Penman Road. The
1.5-acre park has picnic
tables, shaded benches and
playground equipment. The
area is secluded and quiet.


12th Avenue South
Park is a vertical strip along
a canal running from Fourth
Street to Ninth Street South.
It includes a walkway,
benches and playground.
Carver Community
Center at 738 Fourth Ave. S.
in Jacksonville Beach has
facilities for basketball, soft-
ball, volleyball, soccer,
karate and football, with
organized play in those
sports for youth. The center
offers computer classes, art
classes, tutoring, table ten-
nis, pool. For information,
call 247-6218.
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A pelican sits atop a railing
at the Jacksonville Beach
fishing pier at 5th Avenue
North on the oceanfront.
Fishing tackle is available
for rental or visitors may
bring their own. Strolling
along the pier is also popu-
lar.


Attractions


*Adventure Landing:
Located at 1944 Beach Blvd.,
Adventure Landing features a
go-kart track, miniature golf
course, arcade, batting cages
and laser tag. A water park is
open during the summer.
Call 246-4386.

*Anheuser Busch Brewery:
Offers tours. Call 75 -8118.

*St. Augustine: Features
attractions such as Ripley's
Believe It or Not Museum,
Castillo de San Marcos,
Lightner Museum, ghost
tours, sightseeing trains and
historic St. George Street. Call


(904) 825-1000.
*Fort Caroline National
Monument: Located in East
Arlington off Ft. Caroline
Road. Call 641-7155.

*Fort Matanzas: The site of
the bloody clash between the
French and Spanish in 1565.
Visitors can take a free boat
ride to the restored fort on
Rattlesnake Island. Call (904)
471-0116.

*Greyhound Track:
Located west of U.S.1 on
Racetrack Road. For more
information call (904) 824-
2779.


*Zoological Gardens of
Jacksonville: The Zoo, on
Heckscher Drive, features a
train ride, river cruises and
more. Call 757-4463 or 757-
4462.

eHuguenot Park and Little
Talbot Island, accessible from
Heckscher drive via the St.
Johns River ferry, offer ranger
walks.

Jacksonville and Beaches
Convention and Visitors
Bureau: The Bureau has an
office at Jacksonville Beach.
Call 242-0024.


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Atlantic Beach
*Dutton Island Park, the
city's largest park, consists of a
38-acre nature park and 25
acres of uplands located west
of Mayport Road off Dutton
Drive. The park includes
nature trails, fishing and acces-
sibility to the Intracoastal
Waterway for canoers. Planned
amenities include two canoe
launches, parking, picnic shel-
ter, restrooms, campsites,
information center and water
fountain. The park is open 8
a.m. to dusk.
Jack Russell Park covers
16 acres between Seminole
Road and Plaza. It has six ten-
nis courts, two lighted outdoor
racquetball courts, two Little
League fields one of which
can act as a soccer field a
basketball court, junior bas-
ketball court, softball field, T-
ball field, playground equip-
ment and restrooms.
*Rotary skateboard park is
also in Jack Russell Park.
Children must have parental
permission to skate on the
concrete ramps. The park is
free and closed at night,
although there have been
some Atlantic Beach-sanc-
tioned nighttime skateboard
opportunities. A covered pavil-
ion has picnic tables and grills.
*Howell Park, between
Seminole Road and Sherry
Drive, has ponds and benches
for relaxing. Food and drink


are not permitted. The park is
closed at night.
Donner Park is located at
Church Road and George
Street. It's a five-acre regional
park serving Atlantic Beach res-
idents north of Atlantic
Boulevard and west of Mayport
Road. The park has a softball
field, tots playground, two
lighted basketball courts, a jun-
ior basketball court, soccer
field and a pavilion with tables
and restrooms.
*Jordan Park is at the end of
Francis Avenue, east of
Mayport Road in Atlantic
Beach. It has a basketball court,
junior basketball court, five
grills, pavilion with tables and
benches, restrooms and a play-
ground. A community center
offers organized activities for
kids.
*Bull Memorial Park, adja-
cent to the Adele Grage Center
at the corner of Ocean and
Seventh streets, has one unlit
tennis court, a junior basket-
ball court, playground and a
children's play area. The city's
recreation department is
housed in the center.
*Atlantic Beach also has five
passive parks: Rose Park,
located at Orchid and Rose;
Mandalay Park, between
Dewees and Seminole, with
benches and a water fountain;
Fairway Villas Park, at the
entrance of the Fairway Villas
subdivision on Mayport Road;
Preben Johanssen Memorial
Park between Park Terrace


East and Park Terrace West on
Seminole Road; and Ahern
Park, at Ahern Street and
Ocean Street.

Neptune Beach
*Jarboe Park, Neptune
Beach's main park, is at
Florida Boulevard and Third
Street. It has a softball field,
basketball courts, volleyball
court, three lighted tennis
courts, playground, sheltered
picnic tables, a jogging and
exercise trail, lake and lighted
walkways. There are no rest-
room facilities.
Futch Park is located at
Rosewood Place and Bay Road.
The small park has a play-
ground and benches.
Basil Park, at Fifth Street
and Florida Boulevard, has
tables and benches in its sce-
nic creek area.
Stevens Park is at the
intersection of Florida
Boulevard, Penman Road and
Forest Avenue.
Mayport area
*Helen Cooper Floyd Park
is at the entrance of Mayport
Village near the U.S. Coast
Guard Station. Operated by
Jacksonville, the park offers
fishing and viewing of pass-
ing military ships and and a
glimpse of Navy helicopters .
*Huguenot Memorial
Park, a Jacksonville recre-
ation area close to the
Beaches is located at 10980
Heckscher Dr., just north of
the Mayport ferry slip on the


west side of the St. Johns
River. The 449-acre park
includes land on the ocean-
front, the St. Johns River and
Fort George Inlet. The park
has bathrooms with showers
and camping for tents and
RVs. Driving on the beach is
permitted here. The park is
open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Summer admission is 50
cents per person for ages 6
and up. Call 904-251-3335.
*Hanna Park, located off
Mayport Road, has 450 acres
of property at the oceanfront
at the north end of the
beaches. It offers a variety of
salt- and freshwater fishing,
swimming, picnic sites, bicy-
cle trails, camping, surfing.
There is also a water park
available for use by small
children and their families.
The park has a 65-acre lake
and 1.5 miles of beach. Small
craft, including pedal boats,
are available for short-term
rental. The park has 293
campsites with complete
sewer, water and electric
hookup. The park also offers
four cabin rentals. Each has
electricity, air conditioning
and a screened-in porch, a
picnic table, grill and electric
and water hook-ups. The
park also has an oceanfront,
1,937-square-foot facility for
rent that offers a meeting
room, warming kitchen, an
outdoor grill, banquet tables
and chairs and seating for up
to 125


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Arts


Moonlight
Movies

The City of Jacksonville
Beach hosts the Moonlight
Movies Series May to June at the
SeaWalk Pavilion. The family
event showcases classic movies
under the stars. Movies are
screened from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday evenings. Refreshments
are available. Bring a blanket or
a lawn chair. Admission is free.
Call the city's Special Events
hotline at 247-6100 ext. 3 for
information.


BRASS

(Beaches Residents Actively Supporting the Symphony) actively
provides opportunities for cultural enrichment in the community.
BRASS is an organization of fine music lovers dedicated to pro-
viding financial and subscription support to the symphony, bring-
ing concerts to the Beaches, and supporting music programs in
area schools. The organization annually sponsors a symphony
concert in Ponte Vedra Beach that is free and open to the com-
munity.

For membership information, call Holly Dunlap at 285-1139.
For information about shuttles to Thursday Masterworks
concerts, call Vince Bagni at 285-1385.



Area Theaters


ABET
The Atlantic Beach Experimental
Theatre (ABET) performs at the Adele
Grage Community Center, 716 Ocean
Blvd., Atlantic Beach. Call 249-7177.
ALHAMBRA
DINNER THEATRE
The Alhambra Dinner Theatre at
12000 Beach Blvd. features shows with
a buffet dinner. Tickets are available by
calling 641-1212.

LIMELIGHT THEATRE
The Limelight is located in St.
Augustine at 1681 U.S. 1 S. Call 825-
1164 for reservations and information.

ORPHEUS THEATER GROUP
The Orpheus Theater Group per-
forms at the Body Gallery in Beach


Plaza, Jacksonville Beach.Call 296-3292,
visit www..orpheustheatergroup.com.

PLAYERS BY THE SEA
Jacksonville Beach's Players-By-The-
Sea (PBTS) at 106 N. 6th St.. features
community theater. For information
call 249-0289.

WILSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
The Nathan H. Wilson Center for the
Arts is located on the South Campus of
Florida Community College at
Jacksonville, 11901 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville. Call the box office 642-
2222.
UNF FINE ARTS CENTER
Located at the University of North
Florida, 4567 St. Johns Bluff Road,
Jacksonville. Call 620-2878.


Galleries


galore

ARCHWAY GALLERY & FRAMING,
363 Atlantic Blvd., Suite 2, Atlantic Beach
* 249-2222.
ARTISTREE GALLERY, 508 3rd St. S.,
Jacksonville Beach. 434-2185.
BEACHES MUSEUM & HISTORY
CENTER, 413 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville
Beach 241-5657. Historical exhibits and
railroad memorabilia. Ruby's Emporium
gift shop. Groups tours for adults and
children. Adults $5, seniors $4, children
$3, under 5 free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Free parking.
BETHEL GALLERY, 4510 Palm
Valley Road, Ponte Vedra Beach *
Weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 285-
8225.
CHAO FRAMING 1513 Third St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach 249-4053.
THE CULTURAL CENTER AT
PONTE VEDRA BEACH 50 Executive
Way (904) 280-0614. Offers classes in a
variety of arts. Hours are 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Monday through Saturday, and is closed
on Sunday.
CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART &
GARDENS, 829 Riverside Ave.,
Jacksonville 356-6857. Hours are 10
a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, and
Saturday, and 12-5 p.m. Sunday.
ECLECTIC GALLERY, 2405 3rd
Street S., Jacksonville Beach. 247-3750.
FAIRFAX GALLERY AT SAWGRASS,
1740 Sawgrass Village Dr., Ponte Vedra
Beach 9 285-1121.
FIRST STREET GALLERY, 216 B First
St., Neptune Beach 241-6928.
GALLERY AT BROADFOOT
DESIGN, 420 3rd. St. S., Jacksonville
Beach. 247-1936.
HAMPTON GALLERY, 2411 South
3rd St. S., Jacksonville Beach. 247-1050
J. JOHNSON GALLERY, 177 4th Ave.
N., Jacksonville Beach. Call 435-3200.
OCEAN 60, 60 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic
Beach. 247-0060.
SOUTH GALLERY at Wilson Center
for the Arts, Florida Community College
at Jacksonville South Campus, 11901
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. 646-2023.
SHELBY'S COFFEE SHOPPE, 200
First Street, Neptune Beach. 249-2922.
SELLERS GALLERY, 240 A1A N,
Suite 13, Ponte Vedra Beach 273-6065.
SELLERS GALLERY ANNEX, 200
First Street, Neptune Beach. 247-7200.
TWISTED SISTERS GALLERY, 1266
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach 241-
6453.
.0 UNIVERSITY GALLERY at the
University of North Florida, 4567 St.
Johns Bluff Road, Jacksonville. 620-
2534.


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