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Midweek Edition March 19, 2008



Vol. 45, No. 78


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

'Riot' reported near JB pier lot

An unofficial senior skip day caused
a near-riot as hundreds of local stu-
dents flooded portions of the beach-
front Tuesday afternoon near the
Jacksonville Beach pier.
Jacksonville Beach Sgt. Thomas
Bingham said many seniors in Duval
County were out of school because of



not part

of the fray
Fletcher High School
Principal Dane Gilbert said
Tuesday afternoon that the
school's resource officer,
who is a JSO deputy, con-
firmed that FHS kids were
not involved in the melee by
the pier..
Gilbert said the senior
class attended a school-spon-
sored fishing activity at the
pier Tuesday morning while
underclassmen took the
FCAT, but students returned
to school by third period in
the morning.
"We have been on extra
alert here to make sure that
none of it moves here,"
Gilbert said Tuesday.
Members of. the faculty,
and coaching staff were visi-
ble on campus and in park-
ing lots during school dis-
missal at 2:15 p.m.

state testing and congregated at and
near the Jacksonville Beach fishing
pier at 1st street and 4th Avenue
There were reports of fights, but no
reports of injury were filed. In addi-
tion, there were three 18-year-olds
arrested on misdemeanor charges of
battery and breach of peace.
"There were about 500 to 600 kids
out here. The boardwalk was full, the

pier lot was full. You couldn't even get
across the overwalk," he said. "We
responded when fights started break-
ing out."
Bingham said Neptune Beach,
Atlantic Beach and the Jacksonville
Sheriff's Office provided mutual aid
during the incident which started
around 12:30 p.m.
Neptune and Atlantic Beach each
responded by sending five patrol cars

to the area and Jacksonville Beach
and JSO each dispatched 25 cars.
Bingham said JSO was delayed in
arriving because the responding offi-
cers were part of the security detail in
place for President George Bush's visit
to the First Coast Tuesday.
"They came out en masse and
helped us out," Bingham said of JSO.
Bingham said the students involved
in Tuesday's incident reportedly

Mounted police officers with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office patrol a portion of First Street following a "riot" caused by
hundreds of high school students Tuesday in the Jacksonville Beach pier parking lot. Below, a Jacksonville Beach police
officer directs passersby away from the area which was'closed to traffic for a brief period Tuesday following the incident.

Hotel at Beach & 3rd gets OK

Community Redevelopment Agency says
35' height limit has projects looking fat, flat

Vacant property at Beach Boulevard and
A1A can be developed into a hotel as long
as the plans comply with the 35-height
restriction in Jacksonville Beach.
Four Points by Sheraton will include a
total of 80 hotel rooms, meeting rooms, a
small restaurant and 109 parking spaces as
Developers with Shivam Properties were
originally permitted to build. a. 50-foot
office condominium on the site before the
market for such a development softened.
"I know they valiantly tried to market it
as an office condo but for reasons we are all
familiar with it was not successful,"
Planning and Development Director Steve

Lindorff said Monday.
The city's Community Redevelopment
Agency Monday voted unanimously to
allow the change in use and praised the
development team for their efforts.
"You've done a great job with what you
have to work with," CRA member Grady
Kearsey said.
Lindorff said an attempt by the develop-
ers to amend the redevelopment zoning
designation to include a hotel use was
denied by the city's planning staff because
it was not part of the initial application.
"I had to make the decision as planning
director that they had to seek passage from
See HOTEL, A-7 >-

attended Raines, Lee and First Coast
High School. Other reports said that
some college-age kids were also
involved in the melee.
Fire Chief Gary Frazier said police
officers were chasing teens during the
"riot" and streets in the surrounding
area were cordoned off for some time
Tuesday afternoon.
Jacksonville Beach resident David
See RIOT, A-3 >-

Chief says

local funds

critical to

policing JB


Jacksonville Beach police may
be relying more on local funding
to keep a safety net in the down-
town area as federal and state
funds become less available.
Police Chief Bruce Thomason
Monday told members of the
Community Redevelopment
Agency (CRA) the forecast is dim
for grant opportunities that help
fund such critical police endeav-
ors as the Downtown
Community Assisted Policing
Effort (CAPE) program.
The CRA unanimously
approved extending a pilot proj-
ect established last year with
downtown tax increment funds
to reduce crime and improve per-
sonal safety in the area.
.Officers Jeremy Garriott and
Ronald Edu were assigned to
exclusively patrol downtown
and the oceanfront using SUVs
and Segway people movers with
assistance from supplemental
Thomason said 25 percent of
the calls for police service occur
in downtown Jacksonville Beach,
specifically along the oceanfront
"That is a fairly small area for
a significant number of calls. We
felt we needed to continue to
provide police services in a fair-
ly contained area," he said.
Since the Downtown CAPE
program was implemented last
year, the number of arrests are up
and the calls for service are drop-
Also declining, however, is the
availability of supplemental
funding that Thomason said is
essential to the department.
"Federal grants are drying up.
The available money has shrunk
See FUNDS, A-3 >-

Budget ax may close Mayport's

Marine Science Education Center

Fletcher High batter Katie Satterfield connects for a single during
Monday night's victory over Stanton Prep. Satterfield was the win-
ning pitcher as the Senators rolled to an 8-0 win. Complete story
on page B-1.

A landmark school in the
Mayport Fishing Village may
be closed at the end of the
school year if a proposed list
of budget cuts is approved.
Closing the Marine
Science Education Center is
among several proposed
budget reductions that the
Duval County School Board
is eying to accommodate
shortfalls in state revenue,
according to Mayport
Village's School Board
Representative Vicki Drake.
"It's a tough, tough year
with having to cut $75 mil-
lion out of the [school dis-
trict] budget," said Drake,
explaining that closing the
center would save approxi-
mately $600,000. "A lot of
good things are going to

have to go by the wayside."
The school, built in 1926
at 1347 Palmer Street, hosts
two programs: a fifth grade
program and a high school
program for teens who have
fallen behind in school,
according to Ron Summers,
who has been the school's
principal for 19 years.
"I don't know of any other
program in the state like this
one," he said, referring to
the fifth grade program
which allows fifth grade stu-
dents in the county to gain
"hands on" experience in
labs and at the beach.
"They can't get this type of
instruction in their home
school," Summers said.
Every elementary school
fifth grader in the county is
required to come to the
school for a day as part of a
ee CLASSROOM, A-3 >-

Fifth grade students at the Marine Science Education Center,
which could close at the end of the school year if some school
board budget cuts are approved, look through microscopes as
part of a marine science education unit. The center is located
at 1347 Palmer Street in Mayport Village.


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thing ...................B-2
tuaries .............A-6

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

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March 19, 2008

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Ditch the drugs correctly Registered to vote?
Are you sure?
The Pharmaceutical recognize the value of getting determined that certain med-
Research and Manufacturers in front of the issue by passing ications should be flushed due As of March 17, 2008 Duval Count has 475,873 registered ot
of America (PhRMA) has along a few easy steps: don't to their abuse potential. Read As ofM arch 17,2008 Duval County has 475,873 registered vot-
signed a formal agreement flush those medicines, crush the instructions on your med- ers; down nearly 87,000 from Thursday, March 13, 2008. Nearly
with the U.S. Fish and the medicines in a plastic bag, ication and talk to your phar- 87,000 voters have moved and not updated their voter registra-
wit th U.-AAn e d eiapA.-g i oation information with the Supervisor of Elections office and have

Service (USFWS) and the
American Pharmacists
Association (APhA) to help
protect the nation's fish and
aquatic resources from the
improper disposal of medica-
tion. The campaign dubbed
inform people on how to safe-
ly dispose of medicines in the
trash, and highlight the envi-
ronmental threat posed from
flushing medicines down the
"Trace amounts of chemical
compounds often associated
with medications have been
increasingly detected in our
waters, the very waters that
support our nation's fish and
other wildlife," said Gary
Frazer, Assistant Director of
Fisheries and Habitat
Conservation, U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service. "While uncer-
tainty still exists about the
impact of these chemicals,
USFWS, PhRMA and the APhA

add coftee-grounds, sawdust or
kitty-litter, seal the bag and put
it in the trash. In other words,
crush don't flush." Dr. John A.
Gans, Executive Vice President
and CEO of APhA, said
"Consumers and pharmacists
- should be aware that it is
important to take that extra
step to protect our families and
our natural resources."
APhA, PhRMA and the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service say
just three small steps can make
a huge difference:
1. DO NOT FLUSH unused
medications or POUR them
down a sink or drain.
Consumers were once advised
to flush their expired or
unused medications; however,
recent environmental impact
studies report that this could
be having an adverse impact
on the environment. While
the rule of thumb is not to
flush, the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) has

2. Dispose of Unused
Medication in Household
To protect children and pets:
Pour medication in a seal-
able plastic bag. If medication
is a solid (pill, liquid capsule,
etc.), crush it or add water to
dissolve it.
Add kitty litter, sawdust,
coffee grounds (or any materi-
al that mixes with the medica-
tion and makes it less appeal-
ing for pets or children to eat)
to the plastic bag.
Seal the plastic bag and put
it inri the trash.
Remove and destroy ALL
identifying personal informa-
tion (prescription label) from
the medication container.
3. Consult Your Pharmacist
with any questions or visit the
SMARxT Disposal website at:

UNF polls predict new press

A new University of North
Florida poll shows that a
majority of Jacksonville resi-
dents would vote for Barack
Obama, if he were the
Democratic presidential can-
didate on the ticket running
against Republican John
The poll, conducted
between March 5' 'and 'Match' -
12,, was conducted ati thei
Public Opinion Research
Laboratory at UNF and was
performed through the use of
Computer Assisted
Telephone Interviewing. The
survey includes telephone
interviews with 489 Duval
County adult residents.
Respondent age, gender, race
and education were weight-
ed. The margin of error for
the general population is +/-
4.4 percent.
Among the findings:
-Regardless of the
Presidential candidates, 96.4
percent of residents plan to
vote in the national election
this November.
--Forty-five percent of
Duval County residents
would give Hilliary Clinton a
slight lead over John
McCain, if she were the
Democratic candidate. Forty-
three percent said they would
vote for John McCain.
--Some 63 percent of
respondents voted in the
recent Florida primaries.
Among voters, 16.7 percent
voted for John McCain, with
Barack Obama coming out
ahead among Democratic
candidates at 22.5 percent.
--The majority of respon-
dents-38 percent-get most
of their news about the
Presidential election from
cable television, while 17
percent get their news from
network television and 13
percent from the Internet.
--The economy took center
stage as the relevant issue
that has Jacksonville con-
cerned, with more than 47

Libraries close

for training day

this Thursday

All branches of the Duval
County Library will close for
staff development day
Thursday. All library locations
close for one day annually to
provide staff training, encour-
age team-building skills and
promote staff fellowship.
"After receiving additional
training and establishing a
renewed sense of team work,
the library staff will return to
their assigned locations better
able to serve the library's cus-
tomers," said library
spokesman Stacie Bucher.

percent choosing the econo- residents reflect current
my as the most important nationwide pessimism about
issue in this election, the way things are in
--Although most respon- America today. A total of
dents overwhelmingly chose almost 74 percent are dissat-
the economy as the most isfied or very dissatisfied.
important issue in this presi- --Duval County residents
dential election, responses, had a bit more optimism
ranged from the Iraq war to about conditions in the state 0
poverty. Almost 20 percent of Florida itself. Fifty-five per- 0
areconcerited,'about the'Iraq! cenEt-1 feel- ,conditions *-inl ,
jwairi whilei 1112 percent. ,are,. Floridal, will be. worse. a yearA:
concerned about health care. from now, while 31 percent
--Overall, Duval County feel conditions will be better.

been placed in an inactive status. A voter is considered to be inac-
tive if the Supervisor of Elections office has received three or more
* pieces of returned, undeliverable mail from the United States Post
Office. Under state law, the Supervisor of Elections must conduct
a general registration list maintenance program to ensure accu-
* rate and current voter registration records in the statewide voter
registration system.
* By alerting the public of the process, Elections Supervisor Jerry
* Holland said he hopes to eliminate voter confusion on Election
Day. The Supervisor of Elections office has mailed out forward-
* able post cards over the last 12 months alerting voters that they
need to update their current information in our system and pro-
viding them with a return postcard to do so. Local voters may
* also update their information by calling the supervisor's office,
completing an online Voter Registration Form indicating an
address change or in person at the Supervisor of Elections office
* or branch office.

* Jax- great for spring allergies

Spring is the beginning of
the dreaded spring allergy sea-
son for the 40 million
Americans that suffer from
indoor and outdoor allergies.
Jacksonville ranked 12th
among 100 cities as the worst
place to live with Spring aller-
gies, according to the 2007
Spring Allergy Capitals study
done through the Asthma and
Allergy Foundation of America.
Information also stated that
Jacksonville had worse than
average pollen scores.
In an article written by Dr. Ira
Finegold of St. Luke's-Roosevelt
Hospital Center in 2005, she
stated that trees are the primary
pollen producers and the far-
ther south you live, the earlier
allergy season begins. For First
Coast allergy sufferers, this
means. a longer allergy season.
However, there ss hope. Dr.
Fineold's articlee st d'6 thatP'
cleaning house can tremen-
dously reduce allergens and aid

in the fight against unwanted,
disruptive allergy symptoms.
Local Allergist Dr. Sudhir
Pabhu agrees that spring clean-
ing can help.
"Pets can bring pollen into
the home, it can be on your
clothes, your hair and pretty
much anywhere," said Dr.
Pabhu. "Cleaning your house is
just one of the many helpful
measures you can take to help
with allergies."
One local professional clean-
ing and painting company,
Restore 24, focuses on spring
cleaning to assist homeowners
with spring. cleaning to avoid
pollen woes.
"Whether you want to pres-
sure wash the pollen off the
exterior of your home to keep it
from getting tracked or blown
in, or wish toq eliminate the dust
aid allergens currently trapped
in your caripeto'drapes, We can
help," said company president
Jason Sams.


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Minorcan history tied to Palm Valley

You don't have to be a heritage
Minorcan to join the Minorcan
Cultural Society of St. Augustine.
"You can come to me and tell
me you're Minorcan," society pres-
ident Carol Lopez-Bradshaw told a
delighted audience last week at
the Palm Valley Community
Center. And, she said, the dues are
only $12 a year.
The nonprofit society was
founded in 1980 "to preserve the
history and the culture of our peo-
ple," Lopez-Bradshaw said at the
monthly meeting of the Palm
Valley Community Association.
Her presentation was the kick-off
event for the community associa-
tion's year-long commemoration
of the 100th anniversary of Palm
The hundreds of Minorcans
who made their way to St.
Augustine in 1777 had fled their
settlement in New Smyrna, where
they had survived nine years in
slavery conditions, Lopez-

Carol Lopez-Bradshaw tells the
story of the Hurricane Lady last
week at the Palm Valley
Community Center.
Bradshaw said.
The New Smyrna Colony con-
sisted of a large group fromn the
Spanish island of Minorca as well

as smaller numbers of Spanish,
Greek and Italian immigrants, she
said. They were indentured ser-
vants given harsh treatment by
their English overseers.
"They were considered second-
class citizens," she said.
But they were welcomed in St.
Augustine when they reached that
settlement by foot, Lopez-
Bradshaw said. Later, many were
given land grants, and St. Johns
County is peppered with names
from their descendants, such as
Pellicer Creek, she said.
Palm Valley also bears some of
the names, she said. The Mickler
Family, for example, "married into
Minorcan families," and the Greek
immigrant Papi remains in family
names such as Pappi and Pappy,
Lopez-Bradshaw said.
Even though the original
Minorcan names have died out,
"They're still here, and the history
is still here," she said.
A Minorcan celebration is
planned in St. Augustine June 26,
she said.

Downtown CAPE considered a success
.- FUNDS, from A-1

to a very small percentage. There is
little if none available to us to fund
-the overtime for the supplemental
officers," he said.
CRA chairman Ray Fisher said the
,agency would be willing to step up
its fiscal contributions to the
department to make a positive pro-
gram like the Downtown CAPE ini-
tiative even better.
"We are okay for the rest of this
year but beyond that if the [agency]
has it in its budget it might help us
with that," Thomason said. "If
things continue to look bleak with
'the economy it might be a consid-
The agency's approval is needed
-to use Tax Increment Funds (TIF).
These are the tax funds collected in
'the downtown redevelopment area
.on increases in property assess-
ments. The city will continue to col-
Ject these monies, some of which
would otherwise go to the city of
Jacksonville, until 2013 when the
period for redevelopment ends.
Planning and Development direc-
tor Steve Lindorff said authorizing

funding for police operations has
been an interesting experience.
"Not many city planners get to
authorize buying tasers and body
armor," he said.
Agency member Grady Kearsey
said he "doesn't think there is
enough [the board] can do to
improve the perception of public
In surveys distributed to the resi-
dents and business owners located
within the downtown redevelop-
ment district boundaries,
Thomason said those returned
indicated higher levels of personal
"We wanted to establish some
benchmarks to find out if we were
reaching our goals," he said.
The comments dealt with such
"real" issues in the downtown area
as transient criminal activity, drink-
ing and fighting at various licensed
Many also indicated the percep-
tion. that the city's downtown and
beachfront is unsafe after dark.
Thomason said the Downtown

CAPE program uses a two-pronged
approach to address all forms of
criminal activity while working to
reestablish the perception of per-
sonal safety with two highly visible
officers in the area on a full-time
"People thought that more crime
occurred because there were more
arrests made. It was the function of
having more officers observing
more activity," he said.
"I am very comfortable that their
efforts were very positive in reduc-
ing crime and improving percep-
tions about Jacksonville Beach. It is
actually very safe but crime is going
to happen. If persons are thinking
about committing a crime, they
might see our officers and choose
not to."
The downtown CAPE was started
in 2003 as an overtime project. A
couple of officers in downtown
were funded partially through
grants and partially through the
department's budget," Chief Bruce
Thomason said. "We feel it was a
successful project."

Marine Science Center curbs dropouts

:>.- CLASSROOM, from A-1
marine science unit.
"'"StiJ'l 'pe d'half the' day ima
"lab. lookingg specimenses througli.
microscopes and working on other
activities, Summers said.
The second half of the day is
spent at Hanna Park, where stu-
dents learn information about
sand dunes and other beach
life. On the way to the
park, one of the school's teach-
ers gives a tour of the Village,
pointing out estuaries, shrimp
boats and landmarks such as
the lighthouse.
"For a lot of these kids, it's
the first time they've seen the
ocean," said Drake, who wants
to look at alternatives, such as
grant money, to save the
The school-has six members
on its staff and in an effort to
reduce spending, fifth grade
teachers who bring students to
the center have been trained to
teach the labs themselves,
Summers said.
Another program provides
high school students between
the age of 16 and 19 who are
having trouble in school the
opportunity to earn a high
school diploma.
"If we close this program,
these are children, that aren't
going to graduate from high
school," said Drake. "These
are kids that are going to get


or just

sprucing up?

have the

lost in the system."
". Diak'said that decisions will be
made after ,the .eri,d of the legisla-
tive session in April, when the
board has more definitive answers.
"There's got to be a way we can
save this school," she said.

The school board is also consid-
ering cutting teachers and services
to exceptional students, according
to Drake.
"There are no easy
answers," she said.

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i- RIOT, from A-1

Smith, who lives near the said that tensions run
pier, said he observed high during such situa-
hundreds of students in tions.
the pier parking lot when "When a fight happens
trouble broke out. everyone runs in to
"The lot was full. Most watch. Then a few watch-
of the kids were sitting on ers become participants,"
or hanging out of their he said. When officers go
cars," he said. in to break it up, you
"Apparently there was a never know who is going
dispute with some of the to come up and hit you in
groups that were out the back of the head or
there." pull a gun or a knife."
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estimated that 30 stu- call was reported on 1st
dents surrounded one Street North but when
officer during a particular- officers arrived there was
ly hostile moment. no one in the area.
"I was thinking man, if Several witnesses at the
that was me, I'd be scared scene said they heard that
to death," he said. officers used tasers, but
Bingham could not ver- Bingham said none were
ify if an attack was made used.
on an officer or what Faye Cotner, who oper-
jurisdiction',,was involved a tes the'pi'er, said the pier
Sin that! incident bub he Iremained ,in operation ,

during the incident but
the lot was closed as
police worked to clear the
crowds from the lot.
"It was just a bunch of
them being stupid.
Everybody and their
brother started fights up
here," she said. ."It must
be important if the chief
of police is out here. I did-
n't know that Jax Beach
had that many cops."
Bingham noted that
police were. not called
until fights broke out,
though there had been
large crowds of students
gathering for quite a
while beforehand, he
"When citizens see a
large group and it looks
suspicious, they need to
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March 19, 2008


The Leader's Opinion

State wrong to

sacrifice the arts

for PE mandate

Is physical education (PE) more important to a
child's education than band or a mastery of the arts?
That will be the decision facing legislators this
week. A proposal, PE bill SB 610, has been put forth
to mandate 225 minutes of PE each week for middle
school students (grades 6-8). The bill was to be heard
in the Senate K-12 Education Committee today,
Wednesday, at 9 a.m.
The PE requirement is being considered in these
health-conscious times and the program seems, at first
glance, laudable. It is flawed, however, as it another
case of state legislators attempting to act in loco par-
entis and passing on a mandate to the local level with-
out adequate funding.
Mandating PE without providing the funding to
allow schools to offer an additional period of teaching
time will likely mean the elimination of fine arts class-
es and other electives for many middle school stu-
dents on a six-period day, according to local educa-
tors. At Fletcher Middle School, which has six periods,
sixth graders -already required td take a critical
thinking class and a health class would be unable
to meet the proposed PE requirement if they were in a
band or other elective, according to the band director.
Seventh and eighth graders would also find their par-
ticipation in the band limited.
Restricting participation in middle school band,
which has been shown to help a child develop mental
discipline and bolster academic performance, means
many children will not have the opportunity to learn
the basic skills and techniques required for student
success at the high school level. Children whose fam-
ilies have means may well afford private lessons, after
school hours. Other children will miss the joys and
learning opportunities of playing an instrument or
developing artistic talents if the band and art classes
are sacrificed to tether ball simply because the state
legislature says so.
Meaningful physical education with knowledgeable
instructors who can sow a lifetime love of activity has
tremendous value.
Some observers, including band directors through-
out the state, note correctly that this proposed state
mandate fails as certified PE teachers are not even
required by the bill. Too many of us can recall a PE
class that consisted of a teacher content simply to toss
out a few balls, blow a whistle and direct students to
"go play." To be sure, most of today's PE teachers do a
much better job of teaching fitness and health, but if
future mandated classes are not taught by dedicated
professionals, with appropriate credentials, then. .
requiring PI becomes an empty gesture.
When the state begins mandating school districts
provide specific times for PE, then it must also assume
responsibility for providing additional funding so that
physical education and other electives are not mutu-
ally exclusive.
Band parents throughout the state are banding
together and getting active to let their state represen-
tatives know that the governor's proposed PE mandate
creates a sour note.



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Letters to the editor:

Driver who ran over dog should step forward

To the editor:
Sunday afternoon around
2 p.m. on the corner of
Beach Avenue and 13th
Street in Atlantic Beach there
were a group of kids playing
ages 6-10 or so. One had his
small dog, white maybe
Lhaso Apso, out there with
him when a car drove up
[It] looked as though the
dog seeing the car got scared
and froze, then the car just
drove over the dog, stopped
and drove away. A friend

and I were riding our bikes so
I saw this and tried desper-
ately to chase the car down.
As it drove slowly to a side
street, .the driver saw me
chasing her and screaming
"you just ran over a dog,
stop" but she just kept trying
to elude me, crossing over to
Selva Marina Drive then driv-
ing away.
Please ask this person to
come forward to, at the very
least, apologize. What they
should do is offer to pay the
vet bill or buy this heartbro-

ken boy and his family who
lost a pet of 7 years another
friend. This person should
be ashamed and publicly
announced. Please help! I
also filed a report with the
Atlantic Beach police who
went to speak to the neigh-
bors as the family took their
beloved pet to the emer-
gency clinic but it was too
Judy Randolph
Jacksonville Beach

Band wants all members to make the trip to D.C.

To the editor:
The FHS Band enjoyed a
great week of success last
week with our fundraising
Starting the week off on a
good note; Monday night
the Atlantic Beach City
Commission voted to con-
tribute $3,000 towards our
trip fund. Thank you to
Mike Borno for his recom-
mendation and to the
Atlantic Beach City
Commission for their unani-
mous approval.
Harry's Seafood on Third
Street hosted a great Send the
Senators to D.C. spirit week,
March 10 -16. Many Beaches
residents came out to sup-
port the band by eating

lunch or dinner during the
week. The FHS jazz band fea-
turing our SUPERIOR- rated
jazz ensemble and our very
own band director, Mr.
Maerki on trumpet, played to
a standing room only crowd
on the patio Thursday
evening. $508 was raised
with "pass the hat" efforts
during the event. Many
thanks to FHS band Dad,
Brad Wheaton for his initia-
tive with this effort. Harry's
will contribute a percentage
of the week's profits to our
trip fund. Thank you
Together, our local busi-
nesses, governments, civic
organizations, beaches resi-
dents and FHS alumni are
making this D.C. dream a

reality for our band. Thank
you to all!
We are continuing to
actively seek contributions to
our trip fund to ensure that
all students are able to
- attend.
For more information on
the JFletcher High, S,chol.:
Band, the Washington-D.C.
National Independence Day
Parade and our fundraising'
efforts, please visit
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Cindy Bohn
DC Fundraising
FHS Band Boosters

Cutting marine science center would be a tragedy

To the editor:
My name is Barry Tyler
Greenwell 111. I live [in]
Mayport Village directly
across the street from the
Marine Science Education
This center is part of the
Duval County School
System. Living across the
street from the school has
given me a unique perspec-
tive on the day to day work-
ings and value of this
unique educational pro-
For those that don't know,
each year the center pro-
vides to all 5th graders in
Duval County a hands-on
experience to learn about
the the ocean and the sci-
ence of how it works and all
the creatures that live in it.
It covers every aspect of the
dynamics and workings of
our most important natural
The reason I am writing
this letter is to alert the pub-
lic to the possibility that
this incredible program will
be cut as part of the deficit
left in the wake of Governor
Charlie Crist property tax
As if the 5th grade pro-
gram were not important

enough to save, the school
also boast one of the best
and most comprehensive
dropout prevention pro-
grams in the country. Its
success rate is second to
none, and the students that
have benefited from this
program have gone .on to
become productive citizens
in their community rather
than burdens on society.
Now is not the time to be
cutting valuable programs
that bring so much untold
benefit to us, but rather to
rethink our ways of educa-
tion and retool the whole
process. In my opinion it
would be a tragedy of mon-
umental proportions to
allow such a great program
to be a victim of this ill
thought property tax snafu.
Now is not the time to be
demeaning the already cut
school curriculum but
rather coming together and
using creative and innova-
tive ideas to not only pre-
serve what we have but
make it better.
This is the time for all of
us to support the unsung
heroes that teach our chil-
dren, that give so much of
themselves for so little in
return. We should hang our

heads in shame if we allow
this tax nightmare to hurt
our teachers and children
alike. I encourage the school
board members and parents
to use new and innovative
ideas to come up with a
solution that will enhance,
not destroy this great pro-
gram.Now is the time to
stand tall and fight for our
children, for our future gen-
eration. It is time to reject
the notion that cutting
more is some how the
answer. In a world that is
increasingly competitive
and is outsourcing millions
of American jobs over seas,
we as a nation will not
stand as a shining light on a
hill but rather a dimly lit
candle in the Wind if we
allow these cuts to erode
our already eroded educa-
tion system. We must use
the minds that God has
given us to correct this
shortfall and to regain the
trust and self respect that
we need to carry on in the
coming years. Our children
deserve better from us and
we must not fail them.

Barry Tyler Greenwell 111


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his week we will recog-.
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national initiative that
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Don't use tax money to fight taxpayers

To the editor:
I am morally outraged that
Jacksonville's Mayor Peyton is
using taxpayer money to pay a
lobbyist to oppose the
Taxpayer Protection
Amendment. This amend-
ment, which if approved of by
the voters on the 2008
November ballot, would
require that any new taxes or
fees first meet voter approval.
The very idea of the Mayor
using taxpayer dollars to pay
lobbyists, to shoot down an
amendment that would pre-
vent his ability to continue to
tax the citizens unchecked, is a
perfect example of why we
need the Taxpayer Protection

Amendment in the first place.
We need the Taxpayer
Protection Amendment to pro-
tect us from Mayor John
If the Mayor wants to
oppose the Taxpayer
Protection Amendment, that's
fine. He's a private citizens
and he may do as he pleases.
But to dip into taxpayer
money in an effort to subvert
the will of the people, I find to
be at the height of impropri-
ety. Mayor Peyton should be
ashamed of himself, I know I

Jeff Hunt

Mickler Road and A1A, disaster in the making

To the editor:
Why do the St. John's County
commissioners wait until citi-
zens either die in automobile
accidents or scream for years in
order to rectify an unsafe county
road condition? A few years ago
I spoke on many occasions with
the past county commissioner
for Ponte Vedra Beach about the
unsafe conditions created by the
lack of a traffic signal at State
Route 210 and Landrum Lane.
Long after the creation of the
unsafe conditions with the
building of schools and the
YMCA on Landrum Lane a traf-
fic signal was finally installed at
the intersection. Before the
installation, the need of which
was obvious to all in the area, all
I received was excuse after
Now an even greater unsafe
condition is present at the inter-
section of Florida A1A and
Mickler Road. This intersection
needs a traffic signal in the worst
of ways. The line of traffic com-.
ing off of Mickler Road is often
very long and the speed of traf-
fic coming up A1A exceeds the
speed limit by 20 miles per hour
at all times. Angry drivers in the
line get impatient as it is basical-
ly an obtuse left turn, difficult to
see in both directions with auto-
mobiles approaching the inter-
section in all four directions. I

have personally witnessed peo-
ple careening through the plaza
parking lot to the left of this
intersection at high speeds to
avoid waiting on the left turn
opportunity, as well as failing
even a hint of a stop at the north
entrance and exit from the plaza
located at the comer of A1A and
Mickler Road. I have taken that
route myself, though not at
excessive speed, because the
view of A1A in both directions is
clearer and you have only 2
directions to keep track of in
making the left turn safely.
The point of this is that there
should be a traffic signal at this
intersection at the present time;
not at some time in the distant
future. These unsafe conditions
should not be allowed to con-
tinue for years as the State Route
210 and Landrum Lane condi-
tion was allowed to-last. If rep-
resentatives of the county gov-
ernment want to verify the need
or veracity of this issue all they
need to do is visit the site any-
time in the morning or as
schools are letting out to get the
I hope it doesn't take years or
a few deaths in automobile acci-
dents to get this situation cor-
rected with a traffic signal.

Jim Walker
Ponte Vedra Beach

Column showed sense of bigotry

To the editorr" -'
"'Thouigh we do 'hot tp filly
respond to [columns] in The
Beaches Leader, we felt com-
pelled to rebut the slander for
which David Smith had
brought forth in his March 12,
2008 column.
Representing Shivamf
Properties, we felt it was neces-
sary to make sure that the facts
were laid out as opposed to his
irrational thought processes.
Though we whole-heartedly
agree that any variances for our
property should have passed for
our hotel project, we also under-
stand the necessity of following
through with the legal process.
It is our understanding that
the City of Jacksonville Beach,
as well as the Jacksonville Beach
Planning Department encour-
aged our position and we did
everything we could to show
our vested rights as well as our
intent to better the area with
the addition of a hotel on that
comer as opposed to an office
condo, however the judge did
not agree.
We have invested a lot of time
and money, on this project and
are now in a position to forge
forward without appealing the
decisions that have been hand-
ed down.
Mr. Smith's column was well
written until a very unnecessary
paragraph near the end. The
column suggested that Shivam
Properties lacked any local con-
nection or interest.
Our company is family
owned and operated and repre-
sents four hotels in Jacksonville
Beach as well as numerous other
hotels and business ventures in

theljAcldonville area. -We are 'a'
local cbPfpah thatt 'ha had'
business ties to Jacksonville
Beach for over 25 years. We are
great supporters of the city, the
Chamber of Commerce, the
Jacksonville Visitor's Bureau,
the Tourist Development
Council and numerous other
charity and not-for-profit
organizations in the area.
One of our owners was the
Jacksonville Chamber of
Commerce's 2005 Small
Business Leader of the Year for
the entire Jacksonville area. We
also have a dedicated workforce
of approximately 70 people
who have an extremely low rate
of turnover and whom most
have lived and grown up at the
beach. With the addition of our
future properties, this number
will jump to well over 100
The notion that we are not
even "from this COUNTRY"
was unnecessary and only
demonstrates a sense of bigotry.
The owners of Shivam
Properties are all US citizens and
though some were not born in
this country, our country stands
on a foundation built solely
from immigrants.
It should not behoove the
paper to print such remarks that
have not been substantiated by
facts or research. I hope that
Mr. Smith can understand
where we are coming from and
recant his words and to afford
our company and the city of
Jacksonville Beach the apology
that is necessary.

Shawn LeNoble
Shivam Properties

Way to go, Paul Gruenther

To the editor:
As a colleague, I support Paul's
efforts whole-heartedly. Getting
out and meeting the people is
where it's at.
Showing them you are willing
to go the extra mile to win their
business. Paul recently won the
Humanitarian award from his
fellow Realtors at NEFAR


He works tirelessly for
Habitat, building ramps with his
fellow Realtors.
From organizing garage sales
for the homeless, to showing
the way for innovative
Marketing, he's tops!

Kathy Faryon

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Lateral .
Sclerosis (Lou
Gehrig's dis- --
ease). She showed all who
knew her what love, courage
and faith truly are in the face
of obstacles. She moved to
South Ponte Vedra Beach in
2003 and loved both the area
and the people she came to
know there.
Born March 26, 1942 in
Shenandoah, Pa. to Clyde E.
Holman and Mary Berger
Holman, she is survived by
her husband of 25 years,
Carleton R. "Tim" Cummings;
three sisters, Lynne Faust and
husband Harry of Hazelton,
Pa., Karen Matalavage and
husband Tony of Pittsburgh,
Pa. and Christine Wartman
and husband Paul of
Barnesville, Pa.; one brother,
Clyde Holman and wife
Christine of Barnesville, Pa.;
daughter, Karen G. Muscavage
and husband John of Stevens,
Pa.; son, William J. Bridgen Jr.
and wife Laura of Boston,
Mass.; stepdaughter, Lauren
Cummings of Carlisle, Pa.;
stepson, Carleton "Chip"
Cummings and wife Jennifer
of Richmond, Va.; six grand-
children, Shanna Muscavage,
Alexis Muscavage, Matthew
Cummings, Emily Cummings,
Scarlett Bridgen and Beau
Bridgen; as well as many
nieces, nephews, great-nieces
and great-nephews.
She worked many years as a
medical technician and was

active in churches in
Pennsylvania, California and
Florida as a Sunday School
teacher and superintendent,
choir member and praise team
member. While a member of
Benicia Lutheran Church in
California, she chaired various
fundraising activities.
After moving to South
Ponte Vedra, she was active in
Christ Church at Serenata
Beach and was a volunteer at
St. Francis House in St.
Augustine. Mostly, however,
she will live in the hearts of
those who knew her as a lov-
ing, caring wife, mother, sister
and friend who was more
interested in helping others
than anything, the family
said. We were truly blessed to
have her among us, and our
memories of her will continue
to light up the room just as
she did during her life on
Services will be held in
Mahanoy City, Pa. following
cremation. In lieu of flowers,
the family asks that donations
be made to the ALS
Association ( or
through its national office at
ALS Association Development
Department, 27001 Agoura
Road, Suite 150, Calabasas
Hills, CA 91301) in memory of
Barbara H. "Bobbie"
Cummings. Throughout her
battle with ALS, she did every-
thing she could to help others
find a cure for the disease.
Craig Funeral Home,
Crematory and Memorial Park
in charge of arrangements.

James Christian "Jamie"
Dillon of Jacksonville Beach
died March 13, 2008 at
Northeast Florida Community
Hospice. He was born June 2,

Survivors include his former
wife, Marsha Likar; daughter,
Tara Dillon; sons, Matthew
Dillon and Shane Dillon;
brothers, Allen Dillon and
William Dillon (Sue); sisters,
Laura Shuman (Paul) and
Hollie Dillon (Steve Thomas);
niece, Elizabeth Dillon; and
nephews; Wade Dillon, Joshua
Dillon, Corey Shuman, Joseph
Shuman and Randy Shuman;
and granddaughter, Aralyn
Rae Dillon.
He served in the U.S. Marine
Corps in the late 1970s and
was a cook for many years at
Billy's Boat House in
Jacksonville Beach.
A memorial service will be
held at 3 p.m. March 22 at
First Christian Church of the
Beaches, 2125 Oceanfront,
Neptune Beach, the Rev. James
Collins officiating. A recep-
tion and wake will be held
after the service at Billy's Boat
House, 2321 Beach Blvd.
Arrangements by Eternity
Funeral Home.

Ann Burbick Harrison died
March 13, 2008 in the care of
Northeast Florida Community
Hospice. She was born
December 29, 1934 in East
Liverpool, Ohio, the daughter
of Donald H. Reed Sr. and
Elfreda Burbick Reed.
She graduated from
Johnstown (Pa.) High School
in 1952 and attended the
University of Florida, where
she met her husband, Murle
Harrison, in 1953. They were
married in 1954 and lived in
Ponte Vedra Beach for 44
She is survived by her hus-
band of 53 years, Murle;
daughter, Debbie Edwards

(John) of Clayton, Ga. and
New Haven, Conn.; son, Steve
*Harrison (Debbie) of St.
Augustine, Fla.' and grand-
daughter; Susanna Harrison, a
senior at the Savannah
College of Art and Design in
Savannah, Ga.
She was a Girl Scouts leader,
avid tennis player, golfer and
camper. She and her husband
traveled throughout North
America in their motor home
during the last 10 years.
A celebration of her life was
held March 17 .in Palms
Presbyterian Church,
Jacksonville Beach. In lieu of
flowers, memorial donations
may be made to Northeast
Florida Community Hospice,
4266 Sunbeam Road,
Jacksonville, FL 32257.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.

Alan B. Huellmantel, 97,
died March 1, 2008 at home
after a short illness. He was
born March 30, 1911 in
Traverse City, Mich. and
served in the U.S. Army in
World War II.
He lived in Kalamazoo,
Mich. for 35 years and was
instrumental in bringing an
International Hockey League
.franchise to Kalamazoo. He
was one of the original owners
of Wings Stadium and was
employed by the Upjohn
Company -for 40 years. He
retired as a senior executive in
He moved to Ponte Vedra
Beach in 1980 and began 25
years of service to the
Jacksonville community. He
helped found Executive
Service Corp. and did volun-
teer consulting work for a

number of companies and
non-profit organizations,
including the Spina Bifida
He was an active member
and speaker for the American
Marketing Association and
served as a board member and
interim director for the Hope
Haven Children's Clinic.
He made an educational
contribution to the College of
Business at the University of
North Florida, where he
taught and helped develop
their strategic management
program and co-authored one
of their business textbooks in
his later years.
He is survived by his wife of
65 years, Alma Hutto
Huellmantel; three children,
Judy Stevens of Ponte Vedra
Beach, John Huellmantel of
Greenville, S.C. and Dr. Alan
Huellmantel of Charleston,
S.C.; seven grandchildren and
four great-grandchildren.
He enjoyed playing golf and
frequenting the Beaches for
breakfast at Ellen's Kitchen
and McDonald's. He was a
wonderful person and will be
sorely missed.
A Memorial Mass to honor
his life will be held at Our
Lady Star of the Sea at 1 p.m.
April 5. The family will receive
friends following the service
and issues a huge thank you to
the caring staff of Community
Donations may be made to
the charity of choice.
Arrangements, by Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.

Marion L. "Sis" Jones, 85, of
Jacksonville Beach died March
13, 2008.
She was predeceased by her

husband, Ralph E. Jones. She
is survived by her daughter,
Marion L. Burns; grandchil-
dren, Jeffrey (Rebecca)
Radosevich and Lisa (Marque)
Woods; great-grandchildren,
Camryn Woods and Brooke
Radosevich; and sister, Edna
M. Kleber.
Family and friends were
received March 17 at the Gene
H. Corl Inc. Funeral Chapel
and Cremation Center of
Monroeville, Pa. The visita-
tion was followed by a funeral

Ted Latimer, 92, of
Jacksonville died March 14,
2008 at his home. He was
born December 5, 1915 in
Bronx, N.Y. to Hyman and
Jenny Wladimer.
He was a member of the
B'nai Brith, Lions Club and
many other civic and Jewish
organizations. He received the
Governor's award for volun-
teer work in Deerfield Beach.
Family members include his
wife of 71 years, Martha; son,
Steve Latimer of Bloomfield,
N.J.; daughters, Leslie (Steve)
Goldstein of Jacksonville and
Phyllis (Dave) Anchel of
Jacksonville; nine grandchil-
dren and 23 great-grandchil-
A funeral service was held
March 16 in Beth Shalom
Congregation, with Rabbi
Sandberg officiating, followed
by interment in Beaches
Memorial Park, Atlantic
Beach. The family was to sit
Shiva at the home of Leslie
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the River
Garden Hebrew Home.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.

FHS '78

to reunite
The Fletcher High School
Class of 1978 will hold its 30-
year reunion on July 25-26.
The gathering will begin at 7
p.m. Friday with a cocktail party
at Brewster's on Beach
Boulevard, featuring a live band,
refreshments and a cash bar.
Brewster's, owned by classmate
Bruce Cataldo, will be open to
the class for the evening.
On Saturday, classmates will
gather at the oceanfront
Atlantic room in the Comfort
Inn at Jacksonville Beach. An
old fashioned, seaside cookout
will be held beginning at 4 p.m.,
featuring hamburgers and hot
dogs. A cash bar will also be
Pre-registration is needed for
the cookout and reservations
may be made by sending $20
per person/$35 a couple.
Classmates may bring family,
but advance payment is
required. Send registration to
Donna Jones Poucher at 7801
Point Meadows Dr., #5208,
Jacksonville, Fl. 32256; checks
should be made payable to
Fletcher Reunion 78.
For information call Debra
Jones at 904 472-7377 or Donna
Jones Poucher at 904 504-4020.
Email may be sent to Debra at or to
Donna at
Information is also available
at, myspace and

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March 19, 2008


Town Center Agency reluctant

to cede control on art project

The Town Center Agency is hesitant to yield
on certain criteria for a proposed art project,
including maintenance responsibilities and the
selection process.
The agency has proposed an art project that
would be situated between two Beach cities, but
said that it does not want to be responsible for
maintenance and wants to use its own jury to
select the best artwork.
The Neptune Beach City Council Monday
engaged in a lengthy discussion with Town
Center Agency representatives, trying to estab-
lish a compromise for a public art project that
would be displayed in the roundabout border-
ing both Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach.
Councilor John Weldon asked agency repre-
sentatives if they could refine their formula to
allow the Council more options to vote on -
rather than voting on one final piece of art after
a team of expert jurors makes its selections.
"Both councils are concerned about turning
over such a substantial decision to a board,"
Weldon said.
Suggestions included having the judges rank
the art or the judges could select the best three
pieces of art and bring those to the Council for
Some councilors were concerned that the city
will bear the blame if they decide to vote against
a single piece of art after the agency has gone
through the process.
"We're willing to roll the dice on that," said

Town Center Board member Michael Dunlap.
"I think we can sell it."
The agency also said that while it is willing to
pay the costs for the project, it does not want to
be responsible for its maintenance which was
a term of a proposed resolution to support the
Because the project will come to a standstill if
both Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach do not
pass resolutions supporting the artwork and its
placement, according to the agency, the
Council agreed not to address the maintenance
responsibility yet so that the project can move
forward. However, the Council will re-visit the
issue "after the process unfolds."
Councilor Eric Pardee also pointed out that
the city passed a public art ordinance in
November and the agency must follow the
processes outlined in the ordinance for the art
to get approved.
He also emphasized that public input to the
Council is an important part of the ordinance.
"We're the ones responsible for that public
input," he said.
The agency did agree to expand the competi-
tion to include any style of art at the request of
the Council.
One Ocean, a luxury resort hotel that will
open in April, has volunteered to landscape the
roundabout as a "gesture of community good-
will" and has pledged to work with both cities if
public art is approved, according to a letter from
the company.
The Council will vote on the resolution at the
next meeting.

Celebrating the opening of the Plantation's 4,200-square-foot, $870,000 Golf Shop and. Cart Barn
Saturday are Carey Elam (from left); Bob Rowe; Bob Carithers, president of the 2007 Board of
Directors; Bobbie Schofield, president of the 2006 Board of Directors and Rick Davis, current
president. The cart barn can house up to 36 golf carts. Next to be completed is the $6 renovation
of the Plantation Club House, scheduled to reopen in October.

Hotel will be economically viable
- HOTEL, from A-1

the courts," he said. "They are
back before the agency because
of the lack of one word that
word being hotel."
The developers asked the
courts to allow a 50-foot hotel
at the site, but a circuit court
judge ruled for the city and said
a hotel taller than the city's
height limit was not permitted.
"The judge said they had to
right to build what they asked
for [an office condominium],"
Lindorff said, noting that the
original project could exceed
the height limit because it was
permitted prior to the referen-
dum. "If they want to do other-
wise they are subject to 35 feet."
To deal with the loss in
height, architect Bill Ebert of
the firm Ebert, Norman and
Brady said the project will "go
down instead of going up" to
maximize the buildable square
"In order to make the project
feasible with enough rooms, we
will go down a level," Ebert
said. "It will be difficult to do
with the water and .the con-
Ebert said the plans were
modified to lessen the amount
of meeting space and add two
more rooms in the corners of

the third floor.
The building will be con-
structed using the original foot-
print and the exterior design
approved for the former office
condominium project.
A swimming pool and court-
yard yard will be included in
the second floor amenities to
afford guests an affable interior
"In effect we hollowed out
the floor at the center of the
building and carved out a sec-
tion facing south," Ebert said.
"Guests that don't'have views
of the ocean will have a view of
the courtyard."
Ebert said the developers had
no intention of appealing the
court's decision to gain
approval for a 50-foot project.
"That's dead. We are staying
at 35 feet," he said.
Agency member Terry
Simmons said the height
restriction is to blame for the
current trend in flat building
construction in the city because
there is no allowance for sloped
roofs or any other architectural
"It is too bad that there is no
relief for that," he said. "There
is no slope in the city."
Lindorff said the city's former

permitting process allowed
developers to give up side yard
setbacks for additional height.
"Buildings then were tall and
thin. Now they are short, fat
and flat," he said. "In order to
get the square footage, you
almost have to do a flat roof
with the height restrictions.
The variance to narrow the pro-
file is gone and that is not an
unintended circumstance"
Bobby Bhikha of Shivam
Properties said he is confident
that an 80-room hotel will be
economically viable at that
location but it won't be as prof-
itable as a 120-room facility.
"It would be more profitable
if it were five stories," Ebert
said. "They just need to get
something built."
Bhikha, who also owns and
operates the Quality Inn
Oceanfront and Best Western
Hotels along 1st Street and is
building a Holiday Inn Express
on Beach Boulevard, said he is
familiar with occupancy and
expects the Sheraton's reserva-
tion center will help book
rooms in Jacksonville Beach.
Occupancy rates range
between 81 to 87 percent at the
two hotels in current operation,
Bhikha said.

Photo submitted
Four Points by Sheraton, a three-story hotel with meeting and restaurant space, will be con-
structed at Beach Boulevard and A1A in Jacksonville Beach. The property was originally zoned
for an office condominium.

More traffic signals are not the solution

to improving pedestrian safety, NB says

Adding more traffic signals
to AlA is not necessary to
achieve a safe pedestrian cor-
ridor in Neptune Beach,
according to officials.
The Neptune Beach City
Council Monday outlined a
plan to beef up pedestrian
safety along Third Street and
Penman Road following
ongoing discussions about
how to improve pedestrian
safety in the area.
Some of the safety prob-
lems on both roads include "a
limited number of traffic
light intersections for pedes-
trians to cross; signalization
that does not stop traffic for
pedestrians; poor timing of
light for pedestrians to cross;
and crosswalks that don't
stand out", according to a
staff report.
Originally, the plan called
for additional traffic signals
along Third Street, but the
council Monday agreed that
more signals were not neces-
"We don't want to take it to
the extreme by putting
another traffic signal out,"
said Councilor Eric Pardee,
who was concerned that
adding another light ,could
potentially cause more traffic
congestion on Third Street.
He also said drivers seeking
an alternate route could, in
turn, clog Penman Road.
The city's goals are to
implement new crosswalks
and encourage the Florida
Department of
Transportation (FDOT) and
the city of Jacksonville to
enhance pedestrian safety
through traffic signalization
on their roads in Neptune
Beach as well.
The plan establishes and
defines a "pedestrian safety
corridor" as "the plan
enhancement and implemen-
tation of safety considera-
tions for pedestrians in an

area that vehicle traffic pres- safety," according to the
ents a danger to pedestrian, report.
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Grand theft of a motor vehi-
cle was reported March 16 in
the 600 block of 7th Avenue
South. A green 1998 Jeep
Wrangler valued at $15,000
was parked in front of a house
party at 1:30 a.m. when it was
stolen by an unknown sus-
pect. The victim, who bor-
rowed the vehicle from his
father, went to retrieve some-
thing and discovered the vehi-
cle was missing. Witnesses
told the victim that the car
had just left the area at a high
rate of speed just minutes ear-
lier. A spare key was in the
glove compartment.
S* *
Felony criminal mischief
was reported March 16 in the
1800 block of Ocean Pond
Drive. An unknown suspect
threw a brick through a win-
dow of the house. The victim
told police that he went out-
side to survey the damage and
observed that the suspects also
poured acid on the hood of his
vehicle. The acid was still
smoldering and ate through
the paint,according to a
report. Damage to the vehicle
was $600. The cost to repair
the window was estimated at
$400, police said.
* *
Battery was reported March
16 in the 800 block of 2nd
Street North. The victim
sought treatment at the emer-
gency room after he was
punched in the eye .by an

Appointments are now nec-
essary for legal aid services at
the Beaches Resource Center.
The free service, which used
to be available on a walk-in
basis, requires an appoint-
ment and can only accommo-
. date four people per week.
The changes are due to an
increased demand, according
to Candice Ster, case manager
at the'center.- : :i .;, -. : ,
Legal Aid services are avail-

Jr. police


to open

for new



The Jacksonville Beacl
Police Department will
sponsor its tenth "Youth
Police Academy" beginning
on April 5.
The academy is open to
all youths 8 to 12 years of
age. The academy will con-
sist of six sessions, running
from 9:30 a.m. to noon on
Saturday mornings. The
class will conclude with a
graduation ceremony on
May 17.
Participants will be learn-
ing and performing a multi-
tude of police functions in a
controlled atmosphere.
The Youth Police Academy
will focus on "hands on"
activities. The class is
offered free of charge. Each
young person will receive a
free tee-shirt, hat, class
photo, and various hand-
outs describing police oper-
ations. Applications can be
picked up at the
Jacksonville Beach Police
Department. Applications
will be accepted until Aprij
1 or until the class is full
Topics to be addressed in
the Academy include:
Patrol Operations
911 / Communications
Detective / Criminal
Evidence Processing
Defensive Tactics
Anyone interested in
information regarding this
event should contact
Detective Sergeant Mark
Evans at 270-1665. (Space
is limited)

unruly guest at his residence.
Police said in a report that the
man had people at his house
and at 1 a.m. was ready to go
to bed. The suspect refused the
victim's request to leave and
became angry because he
wanted to stay and drink. He
punched the victim in the face
and knocked him uncon-

Grand theft was reported
March 16 in the 1700 block of
The Greens Way. A credit card
and $300 in cash were stolen
from the victim's room.
* *
Brian D. Milotte, 21, of
Jacksonville was arrested
March 7 and charged with
grand theft of a motor vehicle
in the 400 block of 1st Street
North, according to a police
report. Milotte was observed
by police leaving a bar with
two friends and all appeared
highly intoxicated, the report
said. Officers told the men to
find another way home and
gave them the number to a
cab company. Police observed'
Milotte and one of the other
men walk back to the vehicle
and try and leave. A traffic
stop was initiated and dis-
patch informed the officer
that the car was reported
* *"
Auto burglary was reported
March 7 in the 3300 block of
Pintail Drive North. A GPS sys-
tem and a radar detector with a

able on Wednesdays at the
Beaches Resource Center, 700
Seagate .Ave., from 9 a.m.
until 10 a.m., according to
To schedule an appoint-
ment at the center, contact
Cynthia Johnson at 356-8371
ext. 307 or for general infor-
mation call the main number
at 356-8371.
For emergencies, contact
Legal Aid's main office. on a
Monday or Thursday between
8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

combined value of $350 were
stolen from a vehicle. The dri-
ver's side window by an
unknown suspect to gain
* *
Fraud was reported March 14
in the 600 block of Patricia
Lane. Several unauthorized
charges totalling $9,208.94
appeared on the victim's bank
statements over a period of

Elizabeth T. Wyman, 42, of
Tallahassee was arrested March
13 and charged with a warrant
for obtaining property with
worthless checks in the 500
block of 1st Street North,
according to a police report.

Burglary to a residence was
reported on March 13 in the
100 block of Cuello Court,
according to a police report.
Several items were stolen from
the victim's residence, accord-
ing to the report.
* *
Grand theft was reported on
March 12 in the 200 block of
Deer Haven Drive, according
to a police report. The vic-
tim's boat was missing from
his dock, according to the
* *
An informational report was
filed on March 11 in the 70
block of Dolphin Boulevard,
according to a police report.
The victim was hit in the eye
with a projectile from a BB
gun or Airsoft, according to
the report.
* *
Domestic violence was
reported on March 11 in the
500 block of Rutile Drive,
according to a police report.

Andre Christopher Quinton,
51, was arrested for burglary,
possession of burglary tools, a
misdemeanor charge of loiter-
ing or prowling and a misde-
meanor charge of resisting an
officer without violence on
March 12 in the 1500 block of
Selva Marina Drive, according
to a police report.
* *
Burglary to a residence was
reported in ,the'; 1400 .block of
Selva Marina Drive, according

to a police report.
* *
A 17-year-old female was
arrested for Aggravated
domestic battery on March 14
in the 1500 block of Richard
Lane, according to a police
* *
Phillip Hung Vo, 28, was
arrested for aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon and a
misdemeanor charge of dis-
turbing the peace on March 12
in the 400 block of Mako
Drive, according to a police

Saleem Elliot Amir, 22, was
arrested for possession of more
than 20 grams of cannabis and
a misdemeanor charge of pos-
session of drug paraphernalia
on March 13 in the 13700
block of Atlantic Boulevard,
according to a police report.
* *
Several reports of vandalism
were filed on March 14 in the
"core city" of Atlantic Beach,
according to a police report.
Multiple vehicle windows
were "shot out" with what
appeared to be a BB gun,
according to reports.

Burglary was reported on
March 15 in the 1100 block of
Seagate Avenue, according to a
police report. The victim's
bedroom was ransacked and
several items were missing,
including $100 in change,
$700 worth of new clothes
and shoes and a $1,700
mechanic's vehicle scanner,
according to the report.
* *
Burglary was reported on
March 15 in the 200 block of
North Street, according to a
police report. The victim's
laptop computer, wallet and
some pieces of jewelry were
missing, according to the
* *
Grand theft was reported on
March 13 in the 2000 block of
the ocean front, according to a
police report.
* *
Joshua S. White, 32, was
arrested for burglary on March
13 in the 1100 block of
Seagate. Avenue, according to a
police report.


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on pot charges

A teacher at Bartram Trail
High School in Northwest St.
Johns County was arrested
Monday after county and state
investigators found 66 m4ri-
juana plants in a residence,
deputies said.
Robert Jeremy Krug, 29, who
teaches art, was arrested and
charged with cultivation of
marijuana, maintaining a drug
dwelling and possession of
drug paraphernalia, according
to a report from the St. Johns
County Sheriffs Office.
Monday afternoon follow-
ing the execution of a search
warrant. Investigators with
the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement and the Special
Investigations Unit of the St.
Johns County Sheriff's Office
arrested the suspect who was
identified as Robert Jeremy
Krug, 29, 1001 Lee St. follow-
ing the execution of a search
The arrest came after a
search warrant was executed,
police said. The investigation
began about six weeks ago
when Florida Department of
Law Enforcement. agents
received information concern-
ing an indoor grow operation
at the residence, deputies said.
Detectives found an elabo-

rate grow operation along with
66 marijuana plants .and a
pound of processed marijuana
that was seized. Also seized
was $6,000 in cash. The street
value of the marijuana is esti-
mated at more than $70,000.
Krug has been with the St.
Johns County School District
for six years. After one year at
Switzerland Pointe Middle
School in Northwest St. Johns,
he moved to Bartram, where
he has taught since, according
to School District spokes-
woman Margie Davidson.
Davidson said Krug has been
suspended with pay pending
the outcome of a district inves-

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Armed robbery and aggravat-
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March 16 in the 300 block of
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police report.
The victim was making a
deposit at a bank at approxi-
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male, wearing a gray hoodie
and black pants ran toward her
with a silver knife, according to
the report.
The victim told police the sus-

pect yelled "don't put the
money in" and waived the knife
at her, according to the report.
The victim dropped the deposit
and the suspect retrieved it and
ran south, according to the
A witness saw the suspect run
away and then saw a white or
cream-colored Honda Civic exit
a nearby church parking lot,
according to the report.


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U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Gay
Capt. Aaron Bowman, commanding officer .of Mayport Naval Station, presents a command coin to 8-year-old Sea Cadet Jesse
Carter on March 9 for having the best uniform during an inspection on base.

Bowman no stranger to area

Capt. Aaron Bowman,
the new commanding
officer at Mayport
Naval Station, is no stranger
to the Jacksonville area.
Of his nearly 25 years in
the Navy, Bowman has
spent 14 of them in
Jacksonville. A former avia-
tor with more than 300 car-
rier landings, Bowman's first
fleet assignment was as an
A-7 Corsair pilot at Cecil
Field in 1985.
"I wanted to be on the
East Coast and I wanted to
fly an A-7 because it was a
single-seat aircraft,"
Bowman, a Knoxville,
Tenn., native, recalled in a
phone interview last week.
"Fortunately, I got what I
Bowman, who became
Mayport's CO last
September, is the guest
speaker at Thursday's
monthly meeting of the
Mayport Council of the
Navy League of the U.S.
The 7 p.m. dinner meet-
ing is at Mayport's Ocean
Breeze Conference Center.
Bowman said he had
hoped to report on an envi-
ronmental impact statement
concerning Mayport's capa-
bility of homeporting addi-
tional surface ships, includ-
ing a nuclear-powered carri-

U.S. NAVY photo
Capt. Aaron Bowman is
believed to be the first jet
aviator to command Mayport
Naval Station.

er, but a draft of-that study
has yet to be released by the
"I will review what the
purpose [of the environ-
mental impact statement] is
and what options are being
looked at," he said.
"I'll also talk about the
community involvement of
our sailors and what we are
doing on base right now."
Founded in 1902, the
Navy League of the U.S. is a
civilian-based organization
that supports the sea servic-
es. The Mayport Council is

one of the league's 265
Bowman, 47, is the first
jet pilot to ever command
NS Mayport, the country's
third-largest naval base and
a home port to 22 surface
ships and six helicopter
"My .experience is flying-
jets and landing on aircraft
carriers and we don't have
that out here right now,"
Bowman said.
"It's been a pretty good
learning curve for me."
Bowman was a program
manager and weapons spe-
cialist with the Naval Air
Systems Command before
being appointed to his cur-
rent shore command.
Before he transitioned
into the "acquisition side
of naval aviation," Bowman
was an F/A-18 instructor
pilot who logged more than
2,300 accident-free hours
during his flight career.
"I grew up in landlocked
Tennessee and went to the
Naval Academy thinking I
would be involved in ships,"
said Bowman, who graduat-
ed from Annapolis in 1983.
"But when they showed
us a movie of a F-4 taking
off from an aircraft carrier I
said, 'I got to do that.' "
Bowman got his wish. He
flew T-2 Buckeye trainer jets
and A-4 Skyhawks before
earning his wings in 1985.

He came to Jacksonville to
fly the A-7 attack jet, a fore-
runner to the F/A-18, and to
make his first night carrier
He was eventually
assigned to his first
squadron, VA-72, and
deployed for his first carrier
tour oA the 0US'EisnhoWe'r.
After serving stints as an
instructor pilot, first with A-
7's and later with F/A-18's,
Bowman became a depart-
ment head with a strike
fighter squadron aboard the
carrier USS Roosevelt.
Between graduating from
flight school and his first jet
training assignment in
Kingsville, Texas, Bowman
managed to squeeze in a
wedding to his high school
sweetheart, Deborah.
"I had all of three days off
to get married before I
reported to Texas," Bowman
"I met my wife in a band
competition in high school.
She has her own CPA prac-
tice. She goes to about every
function with me because
we really take this job as a
joint venture."
The couple have a son
who attends fourth grade at
Jacksonville Beach
Elementary School.
"I'm a big Tennessee fan

See BOWMAN, A-10

After living in eight coun-
tries in addition to the U.S.,
Isobel Spink has had the
opportunity to learn first-
hand about different cuisines
around the world.
The Ponte Vedra Beach res-
ident says she prefers ethnic
foods and frequently chooses
to serve these when enter-
A native of Richmond, Va.,
Spink was always interested
in cooking. As children, she
and her sisters baked angel
food cakes which they sold
door to door to raise money
for their Lenten mite boxes.
During the summer, their
mother kept them busy with
activities including attending
French cooking school.
Spink and her husband,
Shep, formerly an executive
with CitiBank, have lived in
Ponte Vedra since 1989. They
have two grown children.
Prior to coming to Ponte
Vedra, the couple lived in
the Philipines, India, Nigeria,
South Africa, Zaire, Australia,
Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
In most of these countries,
the family had the services of
a local cook skilled in their
own country's cuisine. The
cooks were also often famil-
iar with the dishes preferred
by their previous employers
from their own home coun-
Spink learned from many
of her cooks the authentic
way to prepare dishes, such
as poncit from the
Philipines, stir-fry from
China, Pavlova from
Australia, satay from
Indonesia, curry from India,
and chicken dishes from
Her shopping excursions in
the local food markets in the
countries where they lived
were adventures that often
began at 6:30 a.m. before the

heat of the day became
oppressive. The beautiful and
colorful fruits,vegetables, and
exotic spices in the market
were appealing. However, it
was necessary to know in
what countries the produce
had to be washed with a
Clorox and water solution
before using, said Spink.
Earlier this year, Spink
hosted a dinner party and
served Burmese Chicken
Curry as the main course.
The recipe is from "The
Australian Curry-Lovers
Cookbook" by her friends
Margaret Taylor and Chris
According to Spink, the
authors are the wives of two
banking executives who lived
in Asia and were well known
for their excellent curries.
Curries are popular, dishes
in India and surrounding
countries. In India the
hottest curries are generally
from the southern part of the
country and cooler curries
are more typical of the
north. Many Indians are veg-
etarians and vegetable curries
are common along with
meat, seafood, and poultry
curries, Spink said.
Indian cooks mix their
own curry powders and
pastes often by grinding a
combination of whole seeds
and spices.
A short list of some of
these ingredients include,
black peppercorns, car-
damom, coriander, cumin,
mustard seeds, turmeric, gar-
lic, ginger, chillies, cloves,


Isobel Spink has a collection of containers and measuring cups,
some shown in this photo, used in markets in Asia.

Surviving lifeguard recruits not counting blessings

Lead instructor Rick Foster inspects the remaining winter recruits Sunday at the lifeguard station.
Eric Bohn, left, is the commodore of the recruit class, and an aspiring firefighter.

(Part five of a series)

After seven weeks of train-
ing and two months of stress-
ing over it, the six surviving
winter recruits of the
American Red Cross Life
Saving Corps (ARCVLSC) are
more than halfway home.
The recruits, an aspiring
firefighter, a competitive
surfer and four heady high
school students, all see a
glimmer of light at the end of
the tunnel, but none are
counting their blessings just
"I'm not ready to lift any
weight off my shoulders,"
said 18-year-old Monica
Ruggiero of Jacksonville
Beach, a waitress who studied
culinary Johnson and
Wales University.
"I've made it this far and
I'm not about to waste it."
Added Nease High School
junior Catherine Woodcock:
"I feel like I don't even have a
choice to give up."
Eric Bohn, the commodore,

or leader of the recruit class
and a 2007 honors graduate
of Fletcher High, recently
withdrew from college to
concentrate on becoming a
full-fledged member of the
historic ARCVLSC, which
dates to 1912.
"One of my best friends is
the first registrar and I
remember when he went
through [recruit training],"
said Bohn Sunday at the
Jacksonville Beach lifeguard
"This will start me off for
firefighting school in May.
And the history behind the
Corps is amazing."
Bohn, 19, said lifeguard
training is even "more
involved" than he .first
thought when he signed up
on Jan. 27 with 36 other
"I pretty much do some-
thing every single day for life-
guarding now," the
Jacksonville Beach resident
and former University of
North Florida student said.
Woodcock, a Ponte Vedra
Beach resident, said she did-
n't realize how "life-consum-

ing" lifeguard training would
A former cheerleader and
gymnast, Woodcock takes
Advanced Placement courses
at Nease and is a former
International Baccalaureate
Paxon High junior
Anthony Delossantos, who
swims for the Eagles and has
a uncle in the Corps, quit his
after-school job to become a
volunteer lifeguard.
"Nothing can prepare you
for it," Delossantos said about
the 12-week recruit training,
which ends with a graduation
ceremony on April 27.
"I kind of knew how hard it
was," said Stanton Prep sen-
ior Walley Meskel, who is
leaning toward majoring in
psychology next fall at
Florida Atlantic University.
"A bunch of my friends
from Stanton are in [the
Kaity Morris, a water polo
player from South Africa, said
she didn't know if the Corps

See GUARDS, A-10


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Melisa Renee Hicks of
Evans, Ga., and Andy David
McNair Jr. of Augusta, Ga.,
were married Saturday, March
8, at the Belair Conference
Center in Augusta.
The, Rev. Kelly Hamilton
performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of
Deborah Hicks of Jacksonville
and Neil Hicks of Parker,
Colo. She is employed as a
senior implementation ana-
lyst at CitiStreet.
The groom is the son of
Marlene Karr and Andy David

McNair Sr, both of Augusta.
He is employed as assistant
maintenance director at First
Baptist Church of Augusta.
Teresa Rowland was the
maid of honor. Nicole
Norman, Marine Lea Thomas,
and Janet Akeman were the
bride's attendants.
Dwight Akeman was the
best man. Charles Thomas,
Michael Hardy and Sean
Hicks were groomsmen. After
a honeymoon to New Orleans
and Memphis, the couple will
reside in Evans, Ga.

Guards: Down to six

Cont. from A-9
admitted women when she
first inquired about signing
"The lifeguard training I
had in South Africa is noth-
ing compared to this," said
Morris, an 11th grader at The
Providence School who lives
in Queen's Harbour.
Morris said the six remain-
ing recruits "all hang-out
together" when they're not
training or studying for their
lifeguard exams.
Last Sunday's training ses-
sion at the lifeguard station
began with two written tests,
including a 10-question pop
quiz on Articles 8-14 of the
Corps by-laws.
In the past few weeks,
recruits who failed written
exams either dropped out or
were dismissed by instructors.
One promising recruit,
Stanton Prep student Dani
Dragovic, failed to pass her
swimming time trial by the
sixth week of training and
was let go.
"It was sad because you get
close to these people," said
Woodcock, who still needs to
improve her mile run time by
30 seconds in order to make
the Corps.
Running the mile in under
eight minutes and complet-
ing a 550-yard pool swim in
less than 10 minutes are min-
imum entry requirements for
recruits and all active Corps
Assistant instructor
Damian Harris ran the mile in
6 minutes and 46 seconds on
Sunday, beating all the
recruits except for Bohn, who
clocked a 6:10.
During his volunteer shift
at the station on Sunday,
Surfman Taylor Wyman, a
Fletcher High senior and a
2006 summer recruit class
graduate, ran the mile in
Active members of the
Corps are required to volun-
teer on certain Sundays in the
winter and spring months
and every Sunday during the
Last Sunday, recruits took
turns dragging a sturdy life-
guard tower across the sand
and learned how to safely dis-
embark a moving lifeguard
They also received their
first lessons in how to man a

lifeguard tower.
"This is a blue jump bag.
Every tower gets one," lead
instructor Rick Foster told the
recruits lined up near the
water's edge at low tide.
The jump bag is a life-
guard's all-purpose first-aid
kit. It stays on the tower as
lifeguards rotate in and out
and is stocked by a quarter-
Each tower also features a
large signal flag and two tor-
pedo buoys.
"You can get charged for
having your tower too far
back [from the water's edge],"
said Foster, a 12-year veteran
of the Corps.
"The buoys should be fac-
ing the ocean with the point-
ed ends out."
Recruits were schooled in
flag protocol and in the use
of the ubiquitous lifeguard
Orange signal flags indicate
that a tower is manned,
Foster said.
"Leaving your tower is a
judgment call," he added.
"If you drop your flag, that
means you have to get off
your tower [for a rescue or an
"Remember the saying in
the training room: 'When in
doubt, go.' "
Every lifeguard, Foster said,
has his or her own techniques
for scanning the water from a
He said the minute life-
guards begin to second guess
their decisions, it often leads
to trouble.
"The best guards anticipate
emergency situations," Foster
told the recruits.
"That's why we are so hard
on you guys. We put you
under a lot of pressure
because you'll be under pres-
sure out here."
Harris, the commodore of
the 2006 winter recruit class,
said guards should "stay on
their whistles" until bathers
heed instructions from the
He said routine assists
rather than rescues are often
held in higher esteem within
the ranks of the Corps.
"We have an expression
around here: 'The best life-
guard is a dry lifeguard,' "
Harris said.

\ photo submitted
ABOVE: Oceanside Bank employees participated in the "2008
Bowl-a\Rama," presented by The Jacksonville Beaches Lion's
Club, March 2nd. The Lion's Club gives back to the community
through volunteer efforts and Oceanside Bank is privileged to
work with such an honorable organization. All proceeds from
this year's event will go towards assisting the visually impaired.

Bowman: Mayport CO

Cont. from A-9
and my wife is a University
of Tennessee grad, but our
son says he's a Gator because
he was born in Florida," said
Bowman, who was living in
Orange Park when his son
was born in 1998.
Two years earlier, Bowman
earned a master's in business
administration from Embry-
Riddle Aeronautical
University in Daytona Beach,
graduating with distinction.
"I wanted to see the busi-
ness side of naval aviation,"
said Bowman, who served as
a training and operations
officer for Cecil Field-based
VFA-106, while attending
night school for an MBA.
"It was a lot of late-night
studying. The only time I got
down to the Embry-Riddle
campus was for graduation."
Bowman eventually
became a deputy program
manager with the Navy's
Joint Direct Attack Munition
(JDAM) program.
During Operations
Enduring Freedom and Iraqi
Freedom, Bowman's work
helped the Navy introduce

the JDAM as a weapon of
choice within the F/A-18
When the Navy elected to
make former aviators such as
Bowman eligible for major
shore commands, Mayport
was in need of a replacement
for outgoing Capt. Charlie
King, who was scheduled to
When Bowman relieved
King last September in a
change-of-command ceremo-
ny, he snapped a streak of
consecutive Mayport com-
manders with ties to the hel-
icopter community.
"I think I'm the first [jet
pilot to become a Mayport
CO]," said Bowman, whose
decorations include two
Meritorious Service Medals
and three Navy
Commendation Medals.
"We had input on which
bases we could be considered
for and Mayport was on the
top of my list. And I was for-
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Recipes: Tikka Kebab

Cont. from A-9
and cinnamon.
Curries are served with rice
and different types of Indian
breads. An assortment of of
other condiments accompa-
ny the main dish. Everyone
at the meal adds these to
taste to their own plateful of
Some of these might be
sliced bananas, sliced cucum-
bers, coconut, chopped
peanuts, chillies, mint
leaves, chopped egg, chut-
ney, tomatoes, raisins, and
yogurt. The different accom-
paniments can be used to
cool down the taste of a hot
and spicy curry or to add
heat to a milder curry.
Tikka Kabab is another
Indian recipe that is one of
Spink's favorites and is easier
to prepare than most curries,
she said. The cubed lamb in
this dish is marinated for at
least a day before grilling
until dark brown.

The following are recipes for
two Asian dishes that Isobel
Spink enjoys preparing.

Burmese Chicken Curry

3 lbs. chicken, boneless
and skinless thighs and
1 cup coconut milk
one-half cup cream
one-half cup yogurt
one-half cup oil
1 T salt (or salt to taste)
1 large onion
one-half cup almonds
one-quarter cup sultanas
2 tsp. cinnamon
10 cloves
8 cardamon seeds
4 cm. piece of ginger root
7 cloves of garlic
2 tsp. cumin
one and one-half T poppy
10 to 12 dry red chilies
1 tsp. tumeric

In a blender combine the
almonds, sultana's, cinna-
mon, cloves, peeled car-
damom seeds, chopped gin-
ger, garlic, cumin, poppy
seeds, chopped chilies, and
tumeric. Make a paste by
adding 5 T of water.

Slice the onion fine and
fry in oil until golden. Add
chicken, bay leaves, and salt.
Brown chicken. .
Add to the chicken 5 cups
of hot water, bring to a boil,
reduce heat and simmer
uncovered, approximately 30
to 40 minutes, until chicken
is tender.
Fry the paste in 1 T of oil
and mix in a little of the
chicken stock to prevent the
paste from sticking to the
pan. Fry 3 minutes.
Mix the paste into the
chicken. Add the cream,
coconut milk and yogurt.
Simmer 5 to 10 minutes. The
gravy should be thick and

Tikka Kebab
(Indian Barbecued Lamb)

1 medium onion
one-quarter cup vegetable
1 lb. lean lamb
one-half lemon
2 cloves of garlic
one-quarter cup chopped
fresh ginger
1 tsp. garam masala
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. salt
one-quarter cup vinegar
one and one-quarter cups
plain yogurt

Chop onion and add to
oil. Remove all fat and cube
lamb. Rub with lemon, then
oil mixture, kneading with
hands. Put remaining ingre-
dients in blender or food
processor, process until
smooth. Add to meat, mix
well and cover. Store in
fridge for 24 hours to 3 days.
Skewer 4 to 8 pieces on
stick and grill on high heat,
turning skewers. Serve when
outside starts to go dark
Garnish with parsley,
lemon wedges, and onion
rings, Serve with puppad-
ums, rice, or couscous and
Note: Puppadums are a flat
bread made from flour and
water that are cooked until
crisp. They are available
from Indian markets.

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Senators fall to Mustangs in extra innings

In it's annual trip to the
Baseball Grounds at
Jacksonville, this year's version
of the Fletcher High baseball
team apparently wanted to
make the experience last.
So the Senators hung around
for 10 innings, instead of the
seven typically played in high
school ball.
Fletcher (7-4, 2-2 District 1-
6A) failed to hold off Mandarin
(5-6, 3-2) in extra innings in
the second game of the
Gateway Conference double-
header at the Baseball
Grounds, in a thrilling 2-1
"That's baseball, man,"
Fletcher head coach Kevin
Brown said following the
game. "It was 2-1, 10 innings
and hard-hit ball. I'm proud of
what they did. I'm real proud
of our kids for hanging in
The teams battled out most
of the evening as Senators
starter Scott Sitz and
Mandarin's Chris Eng pitched
nearly flawless games.
Fletcher had its first scoring
opportunity of the game in the
second inning. Nick Reedy sin-
gled to center and advanced to
third on a double by Tanner
Eng walked Will Campbell,
bringing up Ryan Mahoney
with the bases loaded and two
outs. Mahoney hit a pop up to
second base to end the inning.
The Mustangs had a failed
scoring opportunity of their

own in the third. Mason Tyler
singled and advanced to sec-
ond on a Fletcher error. J.R.
Tillett singled, bringing up
Colby Sims with two runners
on. Sitz struck out Sims to end
the inning.

That's baseball, man. It
was 2-1, 10 innings and
hard-hit ball. I'm proud of
what they did. The kids
battled hard. That's all
we can do is battle, so
I'm proud of them.

Kevin Brown
Senators head coach

The Senators finally dented
the scoreboard in the fifth
inning, thanks to some good
baserunning and a well-timed

hit off the bat of Trevor Adeeb.
Campbell singled early on
and stole second base. Adeeb .
lashed a hard ball in the out-
field, allowing Campbell to
cross home for the first run of
the game.
Adeeb then stole second
base, giving Corey Franklin an
opportunity to add another
run. Franklin hit a long fly ball
into the outfield for the third
The Mtstangs answered
quickly in the bottom of the
inning. Sitz walked Ryan
Crawford, who would go on to
steal second and advanced to
third when Mahoney botched
Franklin's attempt to throw out
the runner.
Tyler Cardey singled for
Mandarin, sending Crawford
home and tying the game at 1-
Crawford would try to create
something again on the base
paths in the bottom of the sev-
enth. After reaching first on a
bunt, Crawford attempted to
steal second, but failed to beat
the throw by Franklin for the
final out, sending the game
into extra innings.
The Senators again would try
to make something happen in
the 10th inning.
Reedy was given a free base
by reliever Tyler to start the
inning. Johnny Williams came
in to run for Reedy and was
thrown out on an attempt to
steal second.
Campbell singled two batters
later and Mahoney struck out
to end the inning.

Fletcher High starting pitcher Scott Sitz delivers to the plate Monday against Mandarin at the
Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Mustangs nipped the Senators, 2-1, in 10 innings.

Senators third baseman Houston Brown, right, throws out a Mustangs runner during Monday
night's game at Jacksonville's Baseball Grounds.

In the bottom of the inning,
Reedy walked Crawford, the
first batter, and Brown opted to
bring Campbell to the mound.
Campbell advanced to second
on a fly ball by Cardey. Tillett
hit a hard single down the first
base line, giving Crawford
plenty of time to cross home,
ending the game.
"It was awesome, to say the
least," Mandarin head coach
Marc Lassiat said following the
game. "I just love playing
against coach Brown. Every
time we play, it's a great game.
They have some great kids over
there. During the game some
will come up to me and shake
my hand and that's impressive.
It's good sportsmanship, some-
thing you don't see too much
of in high school."
Brown agreed the game
couldn't have been more excit-
"That's the second time this
year we've done that, gone 10
innings" Brown said. "That's
what was going to happen, a
hard hit somewhere, a walk or

that error early in the game
that got that run up on the
board to tie it.
"I'm proud of what they did.
The kids battled hard. That's
all we can do is battle, so I'm
proud of them."
The only thing Brown wasn't
so thrilled about was.the
Senators failed attempts to
score on several opportunities.
"We had some opportunities
to get a run in and we didn't
execute," Brown said. "In that
last inning, we had a guy on
with no outs and we didn't
"Scottie (Sitz) was great. I'd
just love for us to play a little
better behind him." -
Despite seven strong innings,
Sitz (3-1) earned a no-decision.
Adeeb led Fletcher at the
plate, hitting 3-for-4 with a run
batted in. Campbell added two
hits for the Senators, scoring
the lone run and stealing a
Houston Brown, Reedy and
Gregg each added hits for

Sitz dominated from the
mound, striking out 15 while
allowing just four hits. Reedy
struck out two in relief.
The game was a once-a-year
treat for the Senators to play
on the same field as the
Jacksonville Suns.
Brown says the kids love the
"Every year we do this," the
coach said. "I think it's great.
They all come here and watch
the Suns play. For them to
come in here and be in a big
ballpark, play on a good field,
it's a good time. I think the
infielders love it more than
anything. There's no hard
bounces and stuff."
Fletcher faces a tough week
on the diamond. After a sched-
uled game against undefeated
Wolfson Tuesday, the Senators
take on Providence, which
Brown calls "one of the best in
their class in the state."
Both games will be played at
Fletcher, with Providence
scheduled for Thursday at 7

Hetcher softball takes aim at Mandarin

Fresh off an 8-0 victory over
Stanton Prep Monday night,
the Fletcher
High softball
team was gear-
ing up for
important bat-
tle against dis-
trict. rival
The Senators
(11-3, 2-2 in
distrcit play)
looked sharp
against the
Blue Devils,
pounding out
13 singles, We've g
plating eight Our bigg
runs and
playing nearly before was
flawless hitting ever
defense. thing ever
Kelly weren't sc
Wilson, we're gettir
Brooke were
Peaver, Erin in and getti
Schuppert to drive in t
and Bridget
Carey all had
On the
Fletcher soph- Chris
more Katie Senators
scattered just
four hits in a complete-game
victory to raise her season
mark to 6-0.
"We actually lost to them in





preseason, so this was a good
win for us," Senators head
coach Christina Flores said of
Monday night's foe.
"We've gotten better. Our
biggest problem
before was we
were out-hitting
everyone but we
weren't scoring.
Now, we're get-
ting some runs
in and getting
clutch hits to
* drive in those
Flores hopes
the victory
over Stanton
was just a
table-setter for
ten better. Tuesday
t problem night's match-
A p up against dis-
le were out- trict rival
ne, but we Mandarin.
one but we "We know
ring. Now, it's a big
some runs game, but we
haven't talked
g clutch hits about it," the
3se runs. Senators
coach said.
"Our philoso-
phy is we just
play our
game: We all
na Flores realize it's a
ead coach big game, but
we just don't
talk about it.
It's out there. I'm sure every-
one understands what a big
win it would be for us.
"It would be great to get a

Fletcher High's Brooke Peaver connects for a single against Stanton Prep Monday night. Peaver
drove in three runs as the Senators cruised to an 8-0 victory.

district win over them but
[players] probably aren't feel-
ing any extra pressure because
we haven't really talked about
it as a team."

In February at Mandarin,
Fletcher dropped a 3-1 deci-
sion despite collecting more
hits than the Mustangs.
"We had an error in that.

game, and in softball pretty
much the first team to make
an error is going to lose,"
Flores said. "We just hope to
take [Monday's] win into

Tuesday's game and be able to
pull something out."
The Senators are 2-2 in dis-
trict play this season and a win
over Mandarin would leave
three teams (the Mustangs,
Sandalwood and Fletcher) tied
atop the standings with two
losses apiece.
Seeding is especially impor-
tant for the upcoming district
tournament, which will be
played at Fletcher High.
Last time out, Satterfield was
the starter against the
Mustangs, but as of Monday
Flores hadn't yet settled on a
decision regarding pitching.
"It's great to have two
starters, Katie and Erin
Schuppert," the coach
explained. "I'm not sure yet
whether we'll mix it up and let
each of them throw some
innings just to give [Mandarin]
a'different look, or whether
we'll go with Katie.
"She's pitching well, so I
guess that will be a game-day
While a victory over
Mandarin would go along way
toward helping the Senators
reach their goals, Flores said
she realizes it's not a make-or-
break ballgame.
"We still have six or seven
games left so if we win there's
still work ahead of us,' she
said. "And a loss won't mean
the end of our season.
"Ultimately, we just want to
play our game, move forward
and see where everything
shakes out."

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March 19, 2008


Sheepshead hungry at the jetties and pier

T e bottom fishing on the
party grounds remains
strong. The sheepshead
are hungry along the jetties and
around the pilings of the
Jacksonville Beach Pier.
Capt. William Goodling,
Chris Rooney, John Barrineau
and Jim Hissian put the "Venus
Baby" in the blue water last
Tuesday for a little bottom fish-
ing along with several hours of
trolling. They captured two
wahoo at 60 and 30 pounds, a
pair of grouper at 15 and ten
pounds along with 12 amber-
Capt. Dennis Young, on his
"Sea Dancer" last Tuesday with
the Paul Stoops party, put his
baits down on the E.F. bottom
and pulled up 10 snapper to 12
pounds, a grouper, 30 sea bass
and a dozen beeliners.


On Wednesday, Bob Haynes
and three friends with Capt.
Dennis tried the same area and
caught eight snapper and a
grouper with lots of sea bass
and triggers.
On Thursday morning, it was
the Miles King party that expe-
rienced this great fishing. They

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caught seven red snapper to 11
pounds, a fat grouper and sev-
eral dozen sea bass and beelin-
The docks at Monty's Marina
have been red with snapper
each afternoon. The "Mayport
Princess" anglers are bringing
up to 45 snapper to the dock
each afternoon along with
amberjack, grouper, sea bass
and beeliners.
James Gergley caught his
limit of snapper to ten pounds
last Tuesday. On Wednesday,
Houston Stevens had snapper
in his cooler weighing up to 12
pounds. Terry Dirman took pic-
tures of two eight-pound snap-
per and a stringer filled with sea
bass and beeliners.
Larry Finch likes what he's
finding in the surf at Daytona.
He continued to fill his coolers
with both pompano and whit-
ing weighing up to two
pounds. Last Wednesday and
Thursday were red hot and
then on Saturday The Fishman
only brought 15 whiting and
14 pompano out of the slough.

Al Wiltshire and John Bell on
John's "Renegade" fished the
river near N.A.S. with dead
shrimp last Wednesday and
boated 15 drum and 40 croak-
ers. On another trip later in the
week with John Burroughs on
"John's Toy" in the same area,
Al reports a catch of 20 croak-
ers, two trout, four drum and a
Jetty guide Fred Morrow
made three great sheepshead
trips last week. He and Lenova
Stewart put their live fiddlers
along the rocks at the big jetties
last Wednesday and caught 16
sheepshead weighing up to six
On Friday morning, Craig
Andrews and his brother Chuck
landed 41 sheepshead to 6.5
pounds along with three reds
and a seven-pound drum. Then
on Saturday, Capt. Fred, with
his friends Frank Pixler and
Sam Wilson, sacked up 31
sheepshead. Their largest was
six and three-quarter pounds.
Fishing got exciting last week
on the Jax Beach Pier. Whiting,
sheepshead, trout and pom-
pano came over the rails.
Antonio Romero had a 12-

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Ben Smalley used dead shrimp for bait to catch these black drum from the Jacksonville Beach

Pier last Tuesday.
pound black drum and a four-
pound sheepshead in his cooler.
Jim Kelly used fiddlers and
caught a six-pound sheepshead.
Leon Alton caught a black
drum. Ben Smalley brought a
pair of drum over the rail 7.5
and five pounds. Keith Payton
weighed up a five-pound pom-
pano and veteran angler
Spencer Brogden had the hot
Last Friday, fishing near the
end of the pier around the pil-
ings, he caught 11 sheepshead.
Capt. David King and Mike
Morris fished the jetties for
sheepshead Wednesday and
Thursday of last week and on
each trip caught their limit of
sheepshead weighing up to
eight pounds. On Friday they
tried Nassau Sound for whiting
and had to work hard for their
30 fish.
Canal guide John Dyrssen
went back to Cabbage Creek
last Thursday and pulled three
reds and four trout out of the
George Bull Jr. took his
"Bionic Bull" to the creeks near
Nassau last Tuesday and picked
up two reds, four blues and a
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Capt. Kirk Waltz, on his
"Enterprise" with Jerry Blount
last Thursday, made a very suc-
cessful bottom trip. They
caught 31 snapper, three
grouper, 20 sea bass and two
Rusty Borthwick and Mike
Tandarich out of B&M fished
the bottom only eight miles
from the beach and caught four
snapper and released four oth-
ers. They also boxed a dozen
sea bass.
James Gergley, with Joe
Heath and friend Chip on the
"Tripped Out," fished the
inshore party grounds and
caught 11 snapper, three
grouper to 15 pounds and sev-

eral flounder and sea bass.
On Tuesday, James and Matt
Hamilton used fiddlers along
the jetties and caught30
sheepshead and released 20
Capt. Dave Sipler went back
into action last week. He and
Don Zagorski caught five speck-
led trout, eight yellowmouth, a
sheepshead and four reds. On
Friday, with Matt Sawyer, Capt.
Dave reports a catch of three
sheepshead to 9.5 pounds, two
trout and 10 whiting.
Capt. Dave's third trip, with
Nick Watson in the river, netted
30 trout, five reds, 10
sheepshead and five blues.
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Shelby Davis, Anna Felice, assistant coach Frank Friers.

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-
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 first
through third places in the fly
fishing division.
Kayak fishermen can register
online at JacksonvilleKayak- or can also
pick up an entry form at spon-
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Georgia turns hoops season

around ith.. four big-wins

How long can a miracle

Georgia Bulldog fans must be
asking themselves that now on
the eve of facing Xavier, so
good it was seeded No. 3 in the
NCAA Tournament West
played in Washington, DC.
The Dawgs literally stormed
back over the weekend to
sweep in the the SEC champi-
onship. Four games is all they
won all season.
Georgia struggled to beat
Alabama and Auburn, much to
the embarrassment of those
rivals, but were so inept that
coach Dennis Felton was on
the hot seat throughout the
season. He sat on he hot seat
so long he must have a perma-
press rear.
Going into the Southeastern
Conference tournament in
Atlanta, the Dawgs were given
less chance than anyone else
competing. But somebody in
Bulldog Town must have been
living right. Georgia won four
games, two in one day after its
first date with Kentucky was
postponed due to the tornado
that hit the city and Georgia
When the Dawgs won their
first game, the dome's ceiling
caved in, the scoreboard shook
and fans sought safe haven.
Men from Mars were expected,
That's the effect Georgia win-
ning a game had.
Nobody expected another
victory, let along two in one
day. But the Bulldogs did just
Maybe the other teams
thought they were up against
something unnatural and it
unraveled them. One Georgia
sign told it all: From Worst to
The Dogs not only went on
to win the SEC crown, but due
to the games being moved to
the Georgia Tech campus, they
won it on the floor of their
hated rival. With Yellow Jackets
signs and logos glowing at
For the Georgia faithful, it
don't get no better'n that.
But even with their miracle
finish, four wins in four days,
the Bulldogs were ranked lower
than a snake's belly at No. 14.
Like Rodney Dangerfield, this
team don't get no respect.
Can Georgia prove the
NCAA was wrong? Coach
Felton did and saved his job
in the process.

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No joy in Tallahassee
or Gainesville
If it were not for the fact that
John Daly is in trouble with
the PGA Tour, this time for
missing his tee time in a pro-
am and getting disqualified at
the Arnold Palmer Invitational,
the past week has been unbe-
The work week was supposed
to begin with St. Patrick's Day,
not April Fools.
First, the Gators flunk out of
the SEC and let a bid in the
NCAA dance go by the way-
side. Then, the Florida State
Seminoles get mugged by
North Carolina, 82-70, and
excused from the ACC tourney.
That was not so shocking
since the Tar Heels are a No. 1
seed. But with so many upsets
in vogue how, local fans had a
right to expect better.
To top that,. Florida coach
Billy Donovan has been shock-
ingly critical of his Gators,
almost accusing his charges of
having no ihsides for the fight,
to put it mildly.

Let the Party

Maybe the bar is set too high
with back-to-back NCAA cham-
pionships in 2006 and 2007.
Coming from Donovan,
such criticism is tantamount to
accusing his players of being
scaredy-cats. The only thing he
could have said to push their
buttons even more would be to
comment that they looked like
Florida State.
What's wrong with the
Gators now? They're young
and could be a force next sea-
son if not browbeaten by their
head coach's stinging rebuke.

Daly Double of Trouble
It used to be no big story
when golfer John Daly got in
dutch for his free-wheeling
ways, but he's been strangely
on the mum side for some
It's a shame that the Bad Boy
of the links is back to his old
ways of thumbing his nose at
the rules, especially at a tour-
nament hosted by Arnold
Palmer, a man who has done
so much for the game.
What a champion Daly
could have been if his head
was on straight. But then he
wouldn't be John Daly.
Things have come to a pretty
pass, as they used to say, when
the New York Yankees, who we

thought were above such
things, get suspensions for
brawling in a spring training
game. With the Tampa Bay
Rays, of all folks.
What are the Yanks doing
scrapping with Tampa, any-
way? Save that for Boston.
Guess that's what happens
when you let a comedian wear
the same pinstriped uniform
that Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig
and Joe DiMaggio wore with
pride and honor.

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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

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-
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.

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-

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.
More information is avail-
able at

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-
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
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- All entry forms must
be received by April 1.


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tennis tournament in Hollywood,,;Fla. She competed:against top-
ranked layers in the state and with the victory secures the USTA
No. 1 ranking fior her age group in Florida.

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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 fror 5:30 p.m.
until 7:30 p.m. for all
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-
style, freestyle and Greco-
Roman techniques for month-
ly FAWA/USA wrestling tourna-
ments. Participants must be
currently enrolled in grades 6-
12, at any school, to take part.
Interested wrestlers can con-
tact club director Roy Fallon at
233-5008 for more informa-
tion. And former wrestlers may
apply to help out with coach-

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Jacksonville Beach

Woman's Club March

Fashion Show

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The Jacksonville Beach Woman's Club March
meeting was a fashion show sponsored by the
Petunia Patch. Several of the members modeled
different ensembles. Joyce Langley (right) models a
blouse and skirt. Liz Dallas (from left), Elaine Bohn
and Rose Marie Legant show off their black and
white attire for casual and not so casual occasions.
If you would like more information on the
Jacksonville Beach Woman's Club, call Susan at

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Wednesday, March 19

Advisory Group Meeting:
The GTM Research Reserve
;Management Advisory Group
,meets at 6 p.m. at the GTM
Research Reserve Marineland
office, 9741 Oceanshore
Blvd., St. Augustine. The
event is open to the public.
For information, call 904-

Family Fun Hour: The
GTM Research Reserve's
Family Fun Hour, to be held
from 2-3 p.m., will feature
author Geri Keams'
"Grandmother Spider Brings
the Sun." The story teaches
participants to honor and
respect fire, Grandmother
Spider and their four-legged
friends, just as the Cherokee
do. The story will be followed
by a Native American craft
activity for participants to
take home. The event is open
to the public, including large
groups; however, children
ages 3-10 must be accompa-
nied by a parent.
Participation is free, but regis-
tration is required. Call the
GTM Research Reserve at 904-

Iranian New Year: Young
Advocates for Cultural
Awareness (YACA), a member-
ship arm of the Cultural
Center at Ponte Vedra Beach,
in partnership with the World
Affairs Council, celebrates the
Iranian New Year from 6-8
p.m. at the Cultural Center.
Iranian art, music, dancers,
food and social conditions
will be featured to help edu-
cate visitors about activities
that occur during a tradition-
al Persian new year celebra-
tion. Dr. Benjamin Smith will
be on hand to discuss Iranian
foreign relations and thepol-
itics of oil. The event is free
for YACA members, $25 for
non-members. Call Julie at
280-0614, ext. 205, for infor-
mation about YACA.

NARFE: Nationial Active
and Retired Federal
Employees Chapter 1671
holds a luncheon meeting
starting at 12 p.m. at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 14035
Beach Blvd. Visitors are wel-
come. For information, call

Thursday, March 20
Beaches Kiwanis: The
Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville
Beaches meets at 12 p.m. at
Selva Marina Country Club.
Speakers will be Lisa
Goodrich, president, and
Kathy Wallis, executive direc-
tor of the Beaches Fines Arts
Series. The cost to non-mem-

bers is $15. For information, 12 p.m. March 20, 22 and 25,
call club president Neil from 12-2 p.m. March 27, and
Powell at 343-3571 or visit 1-3 p.m. March 30. The cost of each tour, which is appro-
. i ,-':.. : private e for ages 12 and up, is
Foundation Academy: The $45. All kayaking equipment,
Foundation Academy, 107 3rd instruction, reserve entry
St. S., Jacksonville Beach, has fee/parking and tour is
a series of events coming up. included. Reservations must
The academy holds a Spanish be made. Call Ripple Effect
Festival today. On April 10, Ecotours at 904-347-1565 to
there will be an elementary reserve a spot. For informa-
musical/student-led confer- tion and additional tour
ence. The spring musical, dates, go to www.rippleef-
"How to Succeed in Business
Without Really Trying," will
be performed May 2-4 and Holocaust Survivor at
May 9-11. Flagler: Holocaust
survivor/philanthropist Henri
Grief Support Group: Grief Landwirth speaks at 6 p.m. in
Support Group meets the the Flagler College
third Thursday of every Auditorium, 14 Granada St.
month at 7 p.m. in the Family Landwirth will show his 27-
Life Center, St. Paul's Catholic minute film, "Gift of Life in
Church, 578 1st Ave. N., America," also the name of
Jacksonville Beach. The group his foundation. The film
is for men and women griev- recounts the life experiences
ing the death of a family of Landwirth, who, between
member or friend. For infor- the ages of 13 and 18, was
nation, call Margaret at 280- shuffled among five Nazi
0871. death and labor camps. After
the war, he emigrated to the
Guana Kayak Tours: GTM United States and almost
Research Reserve ecological immediately was drafted into
kayak tours es available to the Army. He later began a
meet everyone's schedule. career as a hotel manager and
Tours take place from 10 a.m.- has headed four foundations.


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A time for contemplation & prayer

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8:oo00 AM Contemporary

9:30 AM Contemporary

11:oo AM Traditional

Landwirth's lecture is free and
open to the public. Seating is
on a first-come, first-served
basis. Call Tina Jaeckle at 819-
6317 for information.

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 infor-
mation, call First Street
Gallery at 241-6928 or
Archway Framing and Gallery
at 249-2222. The walk is
billed by its organizers as the
"Best Little Art Walk in

Ribault Garden Club: The
public is invited to hear about
the Guana Tolomato
Matanzas National Estuarine
Research Reserve at 10 a.m. at
the Ribault Garden Club, 705
2nd Ave. N., Jacksonville
Beach. For information, call

Sawgrass Players Club
Women's Association: The
Sawgrass Players Club
Women's Association meets
at 10 a.m. at the Ponte Vedra
Beach Branch Library, where
Tod Booth,
owner/producer/director of
the Alhambra Dinner Theater,
will be guest speaker. Lunch
Around is at Pusser's
Caribbean Grill.

Spa Laterra's Open House:
The PGA Tour's Spa Laterra at
World Golf Village holds an
Open House from 5-7 p.m.
Guests are invited to tour the
spa's many. amenities while
they enjoy a champagne and
complimentary trials of spa
services. For information,
contact PGA Tour Spa Laterra
at 904-940-7800.

Up & Cummers: The Up &
Cummers, Cummer
Museum's young profession-
als affinity group, hosts a
reception from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
at The Cummer. The event
celebrates the exhibition
"Ernest Hemmingway and
Walker Evans: Three Weeks in
Cuba, 1933." The cost to
attend the Cuban-themed
reception is $10 for Up &
Cummer members, $25 for
non-members. For informa-
tion about the reception or to
make reservations, call Afly
Chamberlin at 904-899-6034
or email achamberlin@cum-

Friday, March 21
Fleet Reserve: Fleet Reserve
Association Branch 290 hosts
a Steamed Clams Dinner from
5-8 p.m. at the Branch Home,
390 Mayport Road, Atlantic
Beach. A donation of $8 is
requested for each dinner.
Carry-out orders are accepted,
and the public is always invit-
ed to dinner. Doug Bracey
entertains from 9 p.m. until 1

Resurrection Letters Tour:
Singer, songwriter and author
Andrew Peterson, along with
special guests Jill Phillips,

Andy Gullahorn and Bill
Shive, perform as part of the
"Resurrection Letters" tour at
6:30 p.m. at San Jose Baptist
Church. Tickets are $15 and
can be purchased online at
Peterson, a former First Coast
resident and Florida native,
has recorded seven albums
and released his first novel
this month, ."On the Edge of
the Dark Sea of Darkness." For
information about the con-
cert, go to www.sanjosebap- or call 904-737-2141.

Saturday, March 22
Author at Bookmark: New
York Times bestselling author
Randy Wayne White will be
at The Bookmark, 299
Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach,
at 7 p.m. to discuss and sign
copies of his newest novel,
"Black Widow." The book,
White's 15th "Doc Ford"
novel among the more than
20 books he's written, gives
readers a frightening insight
into blackThe author of more
than 20 books, White's
"Sanibel Flats" was chosen by
the American Independent
Mystery Booksellers
Association as one of the
Hundred Favorite Mysteries
of the 20th Century. For
information, call 241-9026.

Easter Egg Hunt: Palm
Valley Baptist Church, 4890
Palm Valley Road, Ponte
Vedra Beach, will have an
Easter Egg Hunt starting at
10:30 a.m. All children
through fifth grade are invit-
ed to attend. Hot dogs and
beverages will be served after
the egg hunt. For informa-
tion, call 285-2447.

First Coast
Parliamentarians: First Coast
Parliamentarians meet from
10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at the
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
Library, 101 Library Blvd. The
student lesson, directed by
Carl Bloesing, will be on the
"Proper Conduct of Meetings:
Roberts Rules of Order in
Brief." Visitors are welcome.
For information, contact
Bloesing at 285-2458 or
Bernice Kamerling at 223-
1314 .. ... ..

NJROTC Ball: The 15th
annual Allen D. Nease
NJROTC Military Ball will be
held from 6:30-11:30 p.m. at
the Island Green Pavilion at
Sawgrass Golf Resort & Spa,
Ponte Vedra Beach. The stu-
dent-selected theme for this
year's event is "An Officer and
a Lady." The program will
open with a greeting, sit-
down dinner and message by
Rear Admiral Wendi
Carpenter. Tabulation of
nominees for the Royal
Panther Navy Court will be
completed, resulting in
announcement of the 2008
winners, young men and
women representing all four



Network Realty is hosting free
home-selling seminars, pre-
sented by realtor Patrick
Dorrian, at its Atlantic Beach
office, 375 Atlantic Blvd.,
Suite #1. Sessions were held
March 8 and March 13. Still
to come are sessions at 11
a.m. March 22 and 6:30 p.m.
March 27. Attendees will
receive a seller's package that
includes a property salability
checklist, sample purchase
and sales contract, contract-
to-close list, questionnaire for
interviewing real estate
agents and coupon for a
Competitive Market Analysis
research package. For infor-
mation, call Dorrian at 904-
241-7461, ext. 246.

Seafood Festival: The Great
Atlantic Seafood Festival will
be held from 12-10 p.m. 'at
Jacksonville Beach's Sea Walk
Pavilion. In addition to the
seafood, there will be arts and
crafts, rides and games for the
entire family and music for
everyone. For information,
call 249-3972.

Adventure Landing will be
hosting Easter Egg Hunts and
Charity Raffles. 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 appear-
ance by the Easter Bunny
Thousands of eggs will be
stuffed with candy and prizes.
Each participant will also
receive a goodie bag.
Registration is $3 per child,
and the proceeds 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. Adventure
Landing is. offering unlimited
go-karts, laser tag and minia-
ture golf until 2 p.m. for $10
per person for participants in
.the Easter Egg Hunt.

Sunday, March 23
Easter Sunrise Service: The
ecumenical Easter Sunrise
Service at the Sea Walk
Pavilion begins at 6:30 a.m.

-Easter Service,: Palm- Valley
Baptist Church, 4890 Palm
Valley Road, Ponte Vedra
Beach, holds a special Easter
service that starts at 10:30 a.m.
and which will include a choir
presentation of the musical,
Jesus is Alive. This will be fol-
lowed by observance of the
Lord's Supper. For informa-
.tion, call 285-2447.

Pete's 75th: Pete's Bar, locat-
ed at the heart of Town Center
in Neptune Beach, will cele-
brate its 75th Anniversary
from 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Pete's Bar
was issued the first liquor
license in Duval County with
the repeal of Prohibition in
1933. Various events and drink
specials are planned, along
with giveaways, raffles and
grand prizes at the pub, locat-
ed at 117 First Street.

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Playgarden visits Courtyard

to bring puppet shows alive

In the past, Seaside
Playgarden has shared its puppet
show with children at libraries.
Saturday, it presented the show
for the first time in The
Courtyard at 200 First Street in
Neptune Beach and received a
warm welcome.
The show was "Twiggy," the
puppeteers Julia Hassler and
Theresa Nichols, and the story's
reader was Sue McCann, director
and lead teacher at the
Jacksonville Beach-based school
for ages infant to 6 years.
"We have an awesome team
of parents helping us," said
McCann. "This was one of the
parent's ideas, Kimberley
Waugh. She's friendly with
Shelby [Hicks, owner of Shelby's
Coffee Shoppe at 200 First
Street], so she set this up. We
thought that bringing the pup-
pet show to the community
would be a better way [to let
people know] we have the pup-
pet shows."
Seaside Playgarden, a mixed-
age kindergarten that is part of
the Jacksonville Waldorf
Initiative, held an open house
Tuesday at its 223 8th Ave. S.
location. It also holds open-to-
the-public puppet shows at 4
p.m. the first Thursday of each
month at its facility.
"We've been trying to market
ourselves as a unique opportuni-
ty for the children," said
McCann. "So the whole 'getting
us out there in the community'
is huge for us."
Jacksonville Waldorf Initiative
has been in existence for 11
years. Seaside Playgarden has
been at its current location for
six years.
"It was founded," McCann
said of the Jacksonville Waldorf
Initiative, "by a group of parents
in the community who were
looking for the Waldorf philoso-
phy of education, which is the
protection of the kingdom of
childhood and the emphasis on
a head, heart and hands
approach to education."
While Jacksonville-wide at the
outset, the Waldorf Initiative is
now more specific to the
,"At the;, Beach,, we fip c h1at
this is where we find our like-
mindedness is, the people who
are looking to deemphasize the
pressures on children as far as
the early academics and the
'push,' robbing them of their
early childhood experience,"
said McCann, who added that
Seaside Playgarden's hopes
include a grade school. "But
[first] we need the strength of a
strong kindergarten, at least 15-
20 children going on to first

Lulu Degenette, left, and her sister, Ellie, sit Saturday with their
father, Joe Degenette, as the girls-and dad, too-listen to and
watch "Twiggy," a Seaside Playgarden puppet show production
performed in The Courtyard at 200 First Street, Neptune Beach.

grade. And we're very close. This
coming year, 2008-2009, will be
our fullest enrollment so far, to
the point we may be having to
move into a bigger space -
which is good news."
Twenty-two youngsters have
been enrolled for next year. at
Seaside Playgarden, where space
is limited.
"We can only have 15 chil-
dren at the same time in that
space," said McCann. "So as
we're finding more families
coming towards us, we're realiz-
ing we're outgrowing our space,
which was our dream."
Kim Decker of Ponte Vedra
Beach, among the mothers and
fathers with children in The
Courtyard Saturday, said her
daughter Natalie "gets lovely
stories and puppetry from the
teachers we have. They're nutur-
ing, caring. They emphasize cre-
ativity. They don't have toys but
[items that] have a function. It's
silks and wooden blocks. So the
children can wrap a baby in a
scarf, make a kerchief, be a
"They make their own sto-

ries," said Decker. "You'll hear
them sitting around saying,
'You'll be the grandfather, and
Jackson will be the dad. Elena
can be the mother.' They mimic
McCann said Seaside
Playgarden presents itself well
through its puppets.
"It is all the Grimm's Fairy
Tales the children hear through
the year in the classroom. And
it's stories that have true mean-
ing, the values and morals,
teaching them to be kind,
respectful and nurturing. That's
all portrayed through the pup-
petry, and it always has a good
moral. Good overcomes evil in
the stories.
"It helps the children find a
strong sense of self," said
McCann, "which is exactly what
our attempt is: To help them
become creative thinkers with a
strong sense of self, a purpose
and direction to go forth and
make a difference in the world."
For Seaside Playgarden infor-
mation, call 247-1314, e-mail or visit


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looking for one private investor to finance
local, high quality property at low loan to
value. Call Emily at (904)388-2871.
COASTAL GEORGIA Property- 2 Acres
with 2100 sq.ft. Log Home Package. Di-
rect access to St. Marys River. All under-
ground utilities! $99,900! Call now
(866)950-5263, Ext.103.

"MAYPORT FISHING Village" newer 3/2
mobile home, large lot. $269,000. Sea
State Realty Corp. (904)537-0679.
NORTH CAROLINA gated Lakefront
Community 150 miles of Shoreline and
great mountain views call now (800)709-

NEED TO sell quickly! Hamilton Harbor
Resort TIMESHARE, Beautiful Lake Ham-
ilton, Hot Springs, Arkansas. Sleeps 6,
2BR/2BA w/jacuzzi. $6,000 OBO.
(501)321-1359 after 5:00pm.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 2 acres on moun-
tain top near New River State Park, great
fishing, view, private, $29,500 must sell.
Call owner (866)789-8535.

VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 2 acres on moun-
tain top near New River State Park, great
fishing, view, private, $29,500 must sell.
Call owner (866)789-8535.

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subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act,
which makes it illegal to advertise any
preference, limitation, or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or national ori-
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NORTH CAROLINA Mountains- Almost
two acres of beautiful land with breathtak-
ing views near the Smoky Mtns., large
trees and great building site. Only
$39,500. (800)632-2212. http://valleytown-,

MAYPORT- LARGE mobile home lot, city
water; 966 Pioneer Dr., Best offer.

LOG CABIN only $69,900. Lake access
with free boat slips. Own the dream! New
2128sf. log cabin package at spectacular
160,000 acre recreational lake! Paved
road, u/g utilities, excellent financing. Call
now (800)704-3154 x1712.
VILANO BEACH, 1 acre, Multi/ Single,
beach access/ view. $649,900.
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.
3/4 ACRE lot on Fort George Rd. near Big
Talbot Island. Offered below appraisal.
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.

PONTE VEDRA, Sawgrass, Oak Bridge
3/2/2, cul-de-sac, lakeview, adorable,
park-like setting $324,000. (352)634-4955.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, formal DR, cov-
ered lanai. $330,000 No reasonable offer
refused. .Owners desperate to sell
(904)246-8532, (904)535-0593.
All brick 5/4 culdesac $499K
13743 Wingfield, Pablo Bay
Phyllis Staines, Realtor
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate
JAX BEACH, 5 blocks to ocean, double
corner lot. "As Is". 3BR/3.5BA, 2600sf.,
huge master suite w/sunroom, loft, office,
wood floors, cedar ceilings, lots of built-in
& storage. Plus 1200sf guest apt. and
shop or pool house. $645,000. Owner/
Agent (904)655-3494.
JAX BCH, 1T11 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
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.
PVB 3/2 w/fireplace on corner lot.
140 Serrano Way. Reduced to $215K.

4400SF home "as Is" with 2BR/ 2BA ga-
rage apt. $1.8 million. 716-8455.

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.

4BR/3BA builders custom home. 2985sf,
formal office, dining room & master suite,
beautiful landscaping & pool, Ig scr. lanai.
2.5 car gar. Listen to the ocean and walk
to the beach from this quiet cul-de-sac
home in newer neighborhood. No money
down, $699,000.3% co-op. 514-1090.

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Phyllis Staines, Realtor
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate
3BR/1BA, 1100SF., w/back deck, new
kitchen, bathroom, completely remodeled
in 2005. Tile and berber thru-out. 541 Mar-
garet St. in beautiful Neptune Beach.
Just 5 blocks to ocean! $285,000.
4BR/3BA, 2660SF, pool, huge lot, spa-
cious, 11x34 party room, over looking
pool, $359,000, 993-8424.
View our Open House schedule at
Phyllis Staines, Realtor
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, pool, fireplace,
2 car garage, new appliances, $295,000.
Will co-op. (904)249-1890.
FSBO, WATERFRONT, Intercoastal,
4BR/2.5BA w/loft. Pool w/hot tub, large
screened-in porch. $695,000. 220-8696.
3BR/2BA, 1400+sf, large lot; owner fi-
nancing available, $260,000. (904)686-
3/2.5, 1856sf. Luxury Townhome. Motivat.
ed Seller $324,900. (800)935-8347 x102.
garage, 1 block to beach, large fenced
yard. $279,000. (904)228 7630.
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.

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prizes. Pizza and drinks were
donated by Beach Bowl.
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Fifth grade students Kaela
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and Atlantic Beach
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Neptune 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/1BA mother-in-
law suite up. House on a comer lot. Va-
cant lot Marsh Point Blvd. Asking
$499,900. Call (904)543-1150.
ANNUAL INCOME $50,000. Department
of Corrections transitional home,
9BR/2BA, $140,000. Call (904)993-8424
for details.

PVB/ BELLEZA -1BR/1BA w/tile floors,
exc. view and amenities $128,900.
beach, Will co-op. $175,000. Call
PONTE VEDRA Beach, 1BR/1BA, Ocean
Grove, beach access. $119,900. Financ-
ing available. (904)226-3968.

1st floor, end unit. Gated Community, ap-
prox. 1400sf., hardwood floors, plantation
shutters thruout, Newly remodeled kitch-
en, covered parking.. $222,000.
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.
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-
PONTE VEDRA Beach, 1BR/ 1BA, 800sf
w/ garage. Villa Del Mar. $142K.
FSBO, VILLAS @ Marsh Landing, beauti-
ful, completely furnished, upgraded, 2/2,
arage, golf course view, screened lanai,
200,000, 887-5005.
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 OK!
A1A Realty Services, Inc. 249-8855.








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.
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.
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.

BLOCKS TO OCEAN, 3BR/2BA, hard- 601 MAIN St., Atlantic Bch, 2BR/1BA, fire-
wood floors, $1399/mo. Pets ok. 321 9th place, WDHU, screened porch, CH&A.
St. N. 534-2120. Credit check. $775/mo. 891-0606.
1/2 MONTH FREE! 1BR/ 1BA, Summer TIRED OF the Drive? Lovely San Marco
House 5-star resort community incl. W/D. 1BR apt. South of square. Trees, private,
Avail. now. $799/mo. (904)704-9885. quiet. No pets/ smokers. (904)725-3933.










ATLANTIC BCH, 4300sf office/ retail
building for sale or lease. (904)545-7994.

NEPTUNE BCH, 229/ 233 Magnolia, 2/1,
carpet/ tile, garage, $950/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.
1 BLOCK to ocean, 120 1stAve. S., JB.
1BR/1BA, CH&A, sunroom, WDHU.
$725/mo. Credit check. 891-0606.
MAYPORT/ ATL Bch., Brick townhome,
CH&A, WDHU, 2 & 3BR's, $750 &
$875/mo. 724-9994, Ashley
Villas, new, 3'2 5 ionhome, $i1l95/mo.
TDO Management (904)246-1125.
JAX BEACH 2.5 blocks to ocean,
1 BR/1BA. $710/mo. 655-5367, 803-3099.

NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
2BR/ 2.5BA townhouse, 1 car garage,
7th Ave. S. $1200/mo. (904)372-4260
PV BCH condo, 2BR/ 2BA, Belleza, gated,
many amenities, $975/mo. Avail 4/1.

2BR, CH/A, WDHU, 1st Ave. S. Credit
check. $875/mo. 891-0606.

SEASONS AT Kensington, 2BR/1.5BA
townhome, end unit, gated community.
$900/mo.. 994-0016. 545-2605.

1BR apt, $650/mo. +dep. 2 blocks from
beach, 249-6748.
VERY NICE 3BR 2BA house, Ig gar., new-
ly renovated. Convenient to Wonderwood
Expwy. 3217 Hampsted Ct. $1100/mo.

CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730.
Spacious, 1500sf. Built 2003, New carpet
& tile. CH&A, W/D. Easy bike to beach, 95
Dudley St., $950/mo. (904)610-2743.
2BR TOWNHOUSE, 5 blocks from ocean.
$815/mo. Call John (904)813-9723.

-..........--- V----BEACH CHARMER, 3/2 plus bonus room.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR home, fenced CH/A, WDHU, garage, sprinkler syst., tile,
yard, all appliances, inc. W/D. Available new carpet. Pet ok with deposit.
4/1. 219-2481. $1300/mo. 838-8725.
103 16th Ave. So., Jax Beach, 2BR/1BA gated, comm. tennis, pool & gym. Partially
lower apartment. No dogs. $995/m. furnished, lawn care incl. $1600/mo. Avail.
IAY n APINu. ImRD 4/1/08. Prefer long term. (904)742-4375

JAX BEACH, East of 3rd, 2/1, includes
washer/ dryer & water. 985B, 2nd St. S.
$850/mo., VIP Realty 962-6190.
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-
JAX BEACH, super clean 2BR/1BA,
CH&A, ceiling fans, dishwasher;
$775/mo. +deposit. No pets. Available
now. 614 4th St. No., 254-7644.
$950/mo plus util. Avail. April. Call Rick
1 BR,, deck, dining room, wood floors,
laundry room, good closets, assigned
parking. Wave Crest, 120 4th Ave. N.
$875/mo. 993-2555
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.
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 BCH townhouse, 2BR/ 1.5BA w/ frplc.
Close to beach & hospital. Rear deck &
balcony, ceramic tile & carpet, new paint,
WDHU. $1000/mo+ sec. dep. Call for
appt. 721-1546 ext. 4. Century 21.

2-BLOCKS to beach, 2/1, WDHU, large ATLANTIC BEACH/ Mayport 935 Main St.
deck, 214 8th Ave. S. $850/mo, $700 dep, 3BR/2BA, fenced yard, garage,
(228)313-4400, 662-5677. $1095/mo., 247-1049.

ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/2.5BA, fireplace,
W/D, 3 blocks to town center & beach.
$1150/mo. (904)742-6423.

LAGE. Sit on your vintage front porch and
watch the ships sail by. 2BR/1BA, totally
rehabed, fenced yard. $995/mo. 1448
Palmer St. Across from Singletons Res-
taurant. 247-1049 or 608-4325.
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.
PONTE VEDRA, 3BR/2BA. Great schools,
fenced yard, swimming pool & tennis court
Very close to beach, convenient location,
screened lanai. $1300/mo. $500 off 1st
month, lyr. lease, Available April.
ATLANTIC BCH West/ Mayport, 3BR/
2BA, new remodel. Family room, eat- in
kit., fenced yard. $1250/mo., year lease.
3BR/2BA, large fenced yard in beautiful
Seabreeze, 17 Oaks Drive. $1300/mo.
247-5334, 514-1090.
BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2.5BA, den w/fireplace,
office, screened pool. $2000/mo.
13 Fairway Lane, JB. (904)241-0267,

MARSH Landing CC home, totally reno-
vated. Furnished or unfurnished SPINNAKER 1BR/1BA. Elegantly furnish-
$2495/mo. (904)537-4083. ed. Steps to Ocean. Garage, Avail 4/1.
$1650/mo. 708-4022.

ATL. BCH, 2/1, LH, ElK, WDHU, 0oosst.
$950/mo. TDO MGMNT. (904)246-1125.
ATL. BCH, block to ocean. 3BR/2BA,
place, screened porch, deck, DR.
450 Garden Ln. $1675/mo. 553-3528.
SAN PABLO,,Ibis Point, 3/2, fireplace,
sunroom, 2100sf. $1495/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.
PONTE VEDRA Patio home on lake,
3BR/2BA, tile floors, fireplace, garage,
tennis, pools. $1250/mo. 285-7324.
ATLANTIC BCH, 518 Selva Lakes Circle,
3/2, 2 car garage, $1450/mo, no pets,

OCEAN FRONT Condo, Jax Beach, 1/1,
W/D, quiet beautiful pool, $1350/mo,
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

OCEANFRONT 1BR or 2BR, daily/ week-
ly/ monthly, pool, 463-7343.

NEPTUNE BEACH, 3/2, wood floors, S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean-
120Qsf., $1250/mo. TDO MGMNT. front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267.

NEPTUNE BEACH, 2BR/2BA, 3 blocks to
ocean. WDHU. $850/mo. (904)742-6423.
S. JAX Bch, Ig oceanside 2BR, $1200/mo.
plus dep. 399-2070.
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, 2BR apartment/ townhouse,
near ocean. No pets. $800-$950/mo.
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.
ATL BCH, Courtyards, 2/2, ceramic tile,
WDHU, $800/mo. TDO Management.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1.5BA, new carpet,
new tile, good neighborhood. $900/mo.
+security deposit. 246-8532, 249-0119,
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.
NEPTUNE BCH. 2156 Florida Blvd.
2BR/1.5BA, WDHU, fenced back yard,
credit check, No Cats/. Non-smoking.
$800/mo. (904)221-5833..
So., 1yr. 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 BLOCK to ocean, very nice 2BR/1BA,
CH&A, fireplace, WDHU, located at 170
1st Ave. S., JB. $875/mo. credit check.

AJ X BEACH, 3/2, fenced yard, quiet, tree g b to bch
d 5/
lined street. $1050/mo., 730-4604 -

new appliances, carport, $1000/mo + dep.
1102 Green Cay Ave. 249-3214, 945-
ATLANTIC BEACH Townhouse. 363
Aquatic Dr. 3BR/2BA, fenced yard. good
location. $1100/mo.'+deposit. 982-0416.
3BR/2BA, 546 Camellia Terrace in Nep-
tune Beach. Marshview, fireplace, large
screen, porch, new carpet, close to
schools, quiet neighborhood, $1500/mo.
PVB, SOLANO Cay, 3/2, garage, fenced
yard, $1350/mo. 315-6558.
PONTE VEDRA, L'Atrium, 2BR/2BA, fire-
place, 2 car garage, fenced yard, lawn
service. Unfurnished, year lease.,
$1200/mo. 642-3517.
home, Selva Lakes, 6blks to bch, 2car
gar., W/D, tile, fplc, walk-in closets, fenced
yd. comm. pool. $1300/mo. Avail. 4/1.
house flat. Large kitchen/ appliances, ce-
ramic tile. Lots of closets. Close to Beach-
es/ Mayport. 64 West 5th St., $1000/mo,
ATLANTIC BEACH, quiet 2BR/1BA, ga-
rage, W/D, appliances. $895/mo., 1st, last,
deposit. (904)613-7438.
marsh front lot. Owner pays lawn care.
Near school, many amenities. $2100/mo.
JAX BEACH, walk to ocean, 4/2 remod-
eled, $, 18 Sandra Dr.,
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1365 Seminole Rd.,
3BR/2BA, CH&A, garage, $1300/mo. lyr.
lease. 904-534-5541.
4BR/2BA, new carpet/ paint, 2car garage.
$1550/mo. (904)735-8668.
fenced yard, $995/mo. Call 221-0612.
1800sf w/200sf sunroom; 2 car garage;
fenced yard. 679 Selva Lakes Cir.
$1500/mo. +dep. 372-9416 or 534-4165.
JAX BEACH, Beautiful 3BR/2BA, 1700sf.
2 car garage, fireplace, washer/ dryer,
fenced yard, lawn service, great neighbor-
hood. $1500/mo. 568-0428.

SUMMER SANDS, 208 Windswept Circle.
2BR/2.5BA for sale or rent. $219K/
$1175/mo. Avail. Apr 15. (904)246-6043.
SPACIOUS CONDO at The Palms. 3/2
w/garage;,$1200/mo., 242-9178.
TIME! 2BR/2BA Condo. Gated Riverfront
community, across river from Stadium.
Lease $895/mo. No pets. 733-7596 or
UNFURNISHED CONDO, immaculate first
floor, 2/2 condo, appliances one year old;
screened lanai. Many amenities,
$1000/mo. Call 285-4772 after 6pm.
Brisas, 601-South 1st Street. Furnished/
Unfurnished. Available Immediately. Call
1 BR/1BA, GROUND floor, fireplace, W/D,
2 pools, full gym, beach shuttle and ac-
cess. $800/mo. 294-1237.
PV CONDO 2 BR newly remodeled, 1 car
garage, $950/mo. Top Sell Realty
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.
JAX BEACH-. The Palms, gated,
2 BR/ 2 BA new luxury condo. Vaulted
ceilings, washer / dryer, pool & fitness.
Only $1000/ mo. (904) 472-4039.
920sf, WD, WIC, 9ft ceilings, solarium,
gated community, over looking, pool &
lake. Tons of amenities, Avail. April 1st.
Ocean Grove, clean and updated, 1/1,
ground fir., $775/mo. 2/2, 3rd fir. $995/mo.
The Palms, furnished 2/2, $1100/mo. un-
fum. 2/2 $1050/mo. JAX BCH- Valencia,
Irg. new, spacious 3/2 3rd fir. $1800/mo.
SO'SIDE- Kendall Pointe- 2/2.5,
$1000/mo., like new. Florida Coastal Real-
ty: (904)249-7676 #2.

OCEANFRONT totally renovated, furnish-
ed 4BR/ 2BA condo, long or short term.
Marsh Landing CC home also available.

Atlantic Beach or PVB, $650/mo. Call
June, 994-3608.
PVB HOUSE to share; furnished or unfur-
nished, HBO, W/D, $500/mo +1/3 electric.
No pets. 273-8633.
OLD A.B. 1/2 block to ocean, own bed-
room and full bath, furnished, 1/2 rent and
1/2 utilities, 241-4795.
ROOMMATE NEEDED. Large bedroom
w/full bath, W/D, full cable, fireplace, out-
door cooking area w/firepit. Adequate
parking as well. Serious inquiries only.
$550/mo. 329-5448.
N. ATLANTIC Beach/ Spectacular Ocean-
front, THE BLUFFS. SHARE huge 2700sf
luxurious tri-level home. Furnished,
3decks, private garden, entries & parking.
Huge pool, wooded & secluded. $850/mo.
incl. free long distance, util., platinum ca-
ble, wireless HS networking. 12 mos
lease. Will consider short-term at in-
creased rent. Avail. now, 716-4232.
quiet home. Weekly or monthly. 333-2624.
CLEAN, FULLY furnished house, 9 blocks
to beach. No smoking. $550/mo. includes
utilities. More info, 247-0354.

JAX BEACH, $125/wk. +$100/deposit (in-
cludes utilities). Full use of house. Call
OFF MAYPORT Road, $450/mo. cable &
utilities included, 923-6482.

tion area on Beach Blvd. $375/mo, in-
cludes utilities, janitorial, high speed inter-
net, 465-2505.
JAX BEACH, 711 S. 3rd Street. Single
room office, $375/mo. TDO Management,
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.
2 NEW professional furnished office
spaces next to Mayo Clinic. 10'x13.5'
each. $550/mo. each. Connie 223-0035.
FREE RENT- Office Space for Lease,
500sf. to 3500sf., OSCEOLA PROF.
CNTR. across from Bonefish Grill.
OFFICE SPACE available for rent at 1171
Beach Blvd between Penman Rd and
AIA. Please call 904-993-9268 for de-

700SF AND 1600SF, great frontage, great
signage availability, starting @ $700/mo.
Call 993-4011.

COMMERCIAL LOT, 50'x125', zoned
industrial. 8th Ave. South, Jax Bch.
$1000/mo. 241-1880.
ATLANTIC BCH, 4300sf office/ retail
building for sale or lease. (904)545-7994.
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LOVELY, REMODELED 2, 3 & 4 bed-
rooms in Admirals Walk, Atlantic Bch.
Some owner financing avail. $28,000 &
up. Call Donna 242-9404.
2004 CLAYTON home, 3BR/2BA, excel-
lent condition; take over payments. Call

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

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OCEAN VIEWS 2/1, new fresh paint,
great location, $900/mo, McGuire Mort-
gage, 246-9915.
JAX BEACH 14th Ave. N. 1BR/1BA,
1 block to beach. Non-smoker. $895/mo.
$200 OFF 1st month. Luxurious newer
1BR/1BA, Bartram Park. ONLY $825/mo.
2BR/ 1BA, w/garage in PVB; $975/mo.;
walk to bars, restaurants, beach, golf.
Pets OK. 424-7396
PONTE VEDRA Lakes Townhouse re-
modeled, 2BR/2.5BA, on lake, end unit,
pool, tennis. $950/mo. SCH Consulting,
Inc. Broker (904)710-8858.
South. 1BR/1BA 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.
PV BEACH, 2BR/2BA. newly remodeled,
brand new kitchen appliances, new floors,
washer & dryer, screened patio, fireplace,
parking space, lake view, 1st floor. Com-
munity includes: pool, basketball and ten-
nis courts. Great location by ocean, shop-
ping centers, JTB. $1150/mo. Call
ATLANTIC BCH- 2BR/2BA, 1 block from
ocean, $1100/mo, 221-4696.
2BR/2BA, THE Palms, marshview,
$1025/mo. includes water. 434-3456.

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.
EAST OF A1A, 2BR/2BA, Open floor plan,
yard w/deck, W/D, Pets OK, $1340/mo.
803-3099, 655-5367.
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.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2100sf., 4BR/2.5BA.
Fenced backyard, quiet neighborhood.
$1600/mo. 1481 Marshview Ct., Hidden
Paradise. 403-8953

3BR/2BA. Call 294-8138.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/2BA, W/D, fireplace.


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DIVORCE $275-$350- Covers children,
etc. Only one signature required! "Ex-
cludes govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000 ext. 600. (8am-6pm) Alta
Divorce, LLC. Established 1977.

DINANCE NO. 2008-7948
DINANCE NO. 2008-7949
April 7, 2008 -7:00 P.M.
City of Jacksonville Beach
Council Chamber
11 North 3rd Street
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the City Council with respect to
any matter considered at any meeting or
hearing, such person may need a record
of the proceedings, and, for such purpose,
such person may need to ensure a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
BL 3/19/08

NEED A Math Tutor? I tutor up through
Algebra I. Lyn Broderick, 247-8609.
All levels, styles & ages. Will come to your
home. Piano Tuning also available.
241-4954, 655-3300.
ATTEND COLLEGE online from home.
Medical, business, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available. Financial aid if
qualified. (866)858-2121
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
AIRLINES ARE Hiring Train for high pay-
ing Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial aid if qualified.
Job placement assistance. Call Aviation
Institute of Maintenance (888)349-5387.

Needed for Home Health and Hospice
Shifts_ startingat $19/hr. Apply with-Nordb
lonrda Healn Services, at
nt wNFHSc,,inmecom 01 call' us at
Office Cleaners needed, early and late
nights. Car and phone a must. Call 273-

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;
email to: EOE/
Drug-Free Workplace.
BASKIN ROBBINS, Atlantic Beach, Cake
Decorator, PIT. Call (904)241-6603.

CHRISTY PLUMBING needs experienced
Journeymen, Servicemen, and Helpers.
Must have drivers license. Drug free work-
place. Call 247-4419, Bam-5pm, Mon-Fri.

w/valid Florida Driver's License. Experi-
ence helpful, but will train. Good salary &
benefits. Apply: Surfside Pools, 313
Beach Blvd., 246-2666, or fax resume:
249-8801, e-mail:
NEEDED for home health & area hospi-
tals. To apply visit our website @ or apply in person,
North Florida Health Services, 710 3rd St.
N., Jax Bch. 241-1656.
Drivers: ASAP! Sign-On Bonus 35-42 cpm
Earn over $1000 weekly Excellent Bene-
fits Need CDL-A and 3 mos recent OTR

Needed for home health & area hospitals.
$8/hr. To apply visit our website @ or apply in person,
North Florida Health Services, 710 3rd St.
N., Jax Bch. 241-1656.
RELIABLE, experienced, dependable,
hard-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.
POOL SERVICE Tech. Top pay. Must
have 2 years experience. Good driving re-
cord. Call Pool Pro's. 400-4943. Ask for
SERVERS AND Host/ Hostess needed.
FT/PT Apply within: Thai Room, .1286 S.
3rd St., Jax Beach.
PRIVATE COUNTRY Club now hiring
Chef, Sous Chef, Line Cooks. Apply at:
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.
VET TECH, experienced, for busy Animal
Hospital. Apply within 28 Corona Rd.,
Ponte Vedra Beach.
employs individuals in a variety of posi-
tions. For a listing of current opportunities
please visit us in person at 11 N. 3rd St.,
2nd floor, send an email to:, or visit our
website: Drug free work
environment, EOE, VP.
$420+ per week. Paid weekly. Design
your own daytime hours. Work regular cli-
ents near your home. Must have own
transportation and phone. Experience a
plus. Beaches/ Intracoastal. 242-8235.
FULL time with excellent benefits at Pre-
mier Retirement Community. Applications
available at Fleet Landing Security Gate,
One Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach,
FL 32233; Fax resume to (904)246-9447;
email to: Web-
site at EOE/
Drug-Free Workplace.

FULL-Time all shifts available at a Premier
Retirement Community. Excellent benefit
package, competitive wages, good work-
ing environment. Applications available at
Fleet Landing Security Gate, One Fleet
Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to
(904)246-9447; email to: jobs@fleetland- EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.
BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.
ist. for Medical Spa. Contact 241-2023.
CUSTOMER SERVICE/ Bookkeeper for
busy beaches printing company. Fax re-
sume 241-7349.
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.

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

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.

Guaranteed Accts. Multi Billion $ Industry.
Unlimited Profit Potential. Free info. 24/7

*, ALL CASH candy route Do you earn
$800/day? 30 Machines, Free candy All
Lawn service seeks individual to perform for $9,995. (888)629-9968 B02000033.
dependable quality work. Excellent pay & Call us: We will not be undersold!

overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
PIPE FITTERS, Ship Fitters, Welders (all
types),Inside/ Outside Machinist, Marine
Electricians, willing to travel, long term,

Taxi Drivers needed to work Beach and
Intercoastal areas, at least 23 yrs. old,
good driving record. Call 249-0360.
NEWLY REMODELED Salon, 2 stations
available, full-time with clientele. Call
OPTOMETRYe,-West) ,,Beaches,, FFront
Prien y 5e bhalitY," fili 'gtOf ulu-taIs
bookkeeping, PC, medical office experi-
ence a plus. Faxresume to.221-6504.

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 EOE/
Drug-free Workplace.
school, experienced preferred. Benefits.
249-1204 or fax 241-3550.
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Specializing in salon scissors, fabric,
household, industrial shears & knives.
llpbile.p'04 '45-3375. ...
GOING AWAY? Let us care for your
home. "IN LIEU OF YOU" 285-4131.
Serving Beaches and Ponte Vedra
20 years.
YARD WORK, clean- windows/ gutters,
etc. Call (904)642-4335, (904)568-6335,
PET SITTING, your baby a guest in my
home. 294-1237.
side Out Interior Consulting (904)879-
5253 some local areas require area code!

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.

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

NANNY POPPINS 4 U, is a nanny agency
catering to all your needs. For the perfect
family match call Colette (904)236-6926.

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CHILD CARE in my home at Girvin & At- KENMORE WASHER & Dryer, $175 for
lantic, Mon.- Fri., ages 2- years, both, 641-9667, 838-5411.
994-7157. R ODLI N IGMOTOR-M. ?,Atra,,iT h,..
004-71ROLIN MOTOR- Motor ui- bow.__r---t -

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.

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
superior care for your loved one. From
handicapped children to the elderly. From
simple companions to nursing services.
Licensed/ Insured and Bonded. Call
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.

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KAYAK PADDLE- Werner, graphite, used
once. $150 OBO. 521-8840.
SOFA $100. GE Washer/ Dryer, excellent
condition, large load capacity $100ea.
285-4772 after 6pm.
USED SOFABED- free you haul away!
Call Sandra 249-7996.
DRYER, GE, white, used $85. Delivery
available. (904)401-6415.
GOLF CLUBS- Left-handed Odyssey
Putters- #5 mallet $75, 2 ball $75. Callo-I
way Hawkeye 11 degree Titanium $75.
and Adams Redline 10.5 degree Titanium
driver $75. 521-8840.
KITCHEN TABLE, w/leaf, chairs, $150;
Ceiling fan, $25. (904)285-4435.

beige, works well $95 cash. Delivery pos-
sible. 241-4012.
BRAND NEW Sleigh Bed, Queensize
w/mattress & boxsprings. $250. 280-8021,
KELLER, KING size bedroom set, paid
$3000, sell for $800 OBO. 221-3270.

IRRIGATION AND Landscape Installa-'
tions and Repair. Free Quotes, Ask For
Scott. (904)303-3779.
Total Lawn Maintenance. Clean-ups, Sod-
ding, Mulching, Re-planting. Free esti-
mates. 247-3344.
Cutting, edging, weed-eating, landscap-
ing, pressure washing, grading and sod-
ding. Free estimate. 252-6112.

thrust. $450 OBO. 521-8840.
POWER CHAIR Jet 3 .Ultra w/oxygen
holder. Gently used indoors $800. Scott
3 GRACO GMAX 5900 Airless Paint
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.
PINBALL MACHINE. Bally Midway, 8 ball
champ: Antique. Works but need repairs.
$250, 699-3006.
MOVING SALEI' Furniture, leather sofa,
glass-tops, mirrors, much more. Priced
well, No junk. All must gol Joe 285-4201

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.
AB2659. (904)248-0926, (352)562-3103.

WE BUY Scrap Gold for,Cashl Estate and.
old jewelry, Rolexes. 241-1889.
IF YOU are interestedin advertising uhder
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @

7:30AM, SATURDAY,:11 Sandra Dr.
'viiit:; for details

FRIDAY 8AM-?; 615' 16th Ave. South,
Furniture including wrought iron, art
scenes on windows and bifolds, shell mir-
rors & original art,
BIG YARD SALEI Sat,, 8-?, 3620 Eunice
Rd. (Isle of Palms). Lot of. plants, dresser.

GOLF CLUBS- Calloway, 6mo. old (used
once). X-20 Graphite irons, Big Bertha
driver & 5 wood, Odyssey putter. Right-
handed. Burgundy bag included. All for
$125. 521-8840.
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.
36" SONY Triniton TV, Paid $950 Asking
$400. New table w/6 chairs, mahogany
w/padded seats $600 OBO. 683-1244.
w/water/ ice in door, 5yrs. old. $400.
RANGE, smooth-top, 4yrs. old. $175.
Both white, great condition. 24,1-4979.
BUILDINGS FOR Sale! "Rock Bottom Pri-
ces!" 25x30 Now $4800. 25x40 $6100.
30x40 $7300. 35x50 $9990. 35x70
$12,290. 40x80 $14,900. Others. MANU-
FACTURER DIRECT since 1980... Pio-
neer Steel (800)Q68-5422.

IF YU are interested in advertising under MASTER DRYWALL- small jobs, hang/
this category please call 904-249-9033 or finish/ textures. Call Jack 652-5359. Lic.,
email: 20yrs exp.
dependable for quality repairs, service
OL CLEANIG- quality service, rea- calls, painting, improvements and miscel-
sonable rates Davpi's Poqi Service, Ianeous jobs. DAVE. 246-6628.
-.n An ,'

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

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

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

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area, 6hrs/ nightly, some weekends re-
quired. $8 her hour. Call Sarah

SERVERS, Line Cooks, Dishwashers,.
Fine Dining. JJ's Bistro. Ponte Vedra,
273-7980. Gate Parkway, 996-7557.
Top pay, insurance & benefits. FT/ PT .
Baymeadows area. 519-0004.

ABOVE & Beyond Housekeeping. De-
pendable, detailed cleaning. Licensed, In-
sured,, bonded, references. Immediate
openings. 591-5901, 514-1188.

JUST ME Cleaning, one cleaner, one
great job. Connie 333-0058.
experience. Licensed, insured, & bonded.
Move outswelcome. Satisfaction guaran-
teed. Call 446-6111, free estimate. Now
excepting new clients.


with new anti-allergen fabric rinse,

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

For all yqur: Home Implrovement needs.
Professional Painters and Carpentdrs. on
staff. 25yrs. experience. 568-8335 or

Home & office repair and maintenance.

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CHEAP MOE'S! Complete lawn service.
Most yards only $25. (904)422-0593.
Free estimates. Mow, trim, edge. One
time or annually. Also shrub trimming,
pruning, mulch, sod, clean-ups and more.
Licensed & Insured. 207-4037.

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

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SATURDAY 8AM-1PM, 387 Plaza, bas-
kets, toys, stuffed animals, much else.

MUST MOVE Sale! 2446 Lorraine Ct. N.
L'Atrium, Household stuff, antiques, furni-
ture, designer clothes. Friday, Saturday,

ESTATE SALE, March 22nd, 8-5pm,
882 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Bch.

14' FIBERGLASS Tomboy, 25Merc out-
board, swivel seats and live well. $1800
OBO. (904)270-1082 Iv. msg.
.12' BOAT, 4hp motor, 12-16' trailer. $2000
OBQ. Call 721-3787.

2002 HD Hugger, Mint condition, wind-
shield, saddlebags, forward pegs. Only
3464 miles. $5000. 2002 HONDA REBEL
250, red, excellent condition. 9251 miles,
$1500. 568-7139.

1989 32FT Motorhome 59,500 miles.
Runs/ drives great. $11,500. 744-5900.

1994 GMC Safari Van, $1000 OBO. Call
1999 FORD F150 Pickup. $5500. Call
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

1994 FORD Tempo, 97,000 miles, auto-
matic, A/C,. $1700 OBO. 307-9640.
1966 MUSTANG, red. Runs great. $2800.
Call (904)635-0597.
WANTED: RECENT year pre-owned
'Nissan/ Toyota w/low miles. Car/ SUV.
,2003 SUZUKI Vitara SUV, excellent con-
dition, 4-cyl, great on gas, must sell, best
Offer over $8000. Call Maxine 710-8520.

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Beaches Chapel School first grade students celebrated Dr. Suess's birthday last week by dress-
ing up in their favorite costumes and reading their favorite books. Beaches Chapel will have an
admission's Open House for parents who are interested in enrolling their child on Thursday, April
10 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 241-4211, or visit


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The Beaches Leader, Ponte Vedra Leader present

Our new high-end magazine i-. ity ; ,. .
has arrived and is available throughout the .- V
Beaches community, and then some! I iI
Look for it at your local library, Chamber .... ..
of Commerce, gyms, spas, banks, doctors' .ac .
offices, Baptist at the Beaches, assisted
living facilities, dentists, and many other
health related and popular stops!
healthy living is full of information on healthy
lifestyles related to our Beaches community.
This stylish, up-to-date format is delivered
to you by the same great people you depend X --"Lr
on to cover the news, sports, and activities
of this community.

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