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Flli*.i`' Crowds at
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g Jacksonville Beach an attractive
But it's the amount of avail-
able parking that is considered
,s -- -the city's biggest draw, accord-
4!i ing to officials.
ihl i~ i~. iJacksonville Beach Mayor
Photos SUBMITTE Fland Sharp Monday said an
The Senior Moments provide musical entertainment Saturday during the Beaches Museum and estimated 20,000 visitors
History Center's second birthday party. Below, Kaite Muether paints a heart on a girl's face during flocked to the beach last week-
the celebration. Students from Fletcher High volunteered at the event. end just the beginning of
what is yet to come.
Sharp said warm weather and
- free parking make Jacksonville
""Beach a hot spot for people
seeking a little fun in the sun.
"For better or worse, we are
it. We are the only beach city-
with any parking at all. If you
didn't live here where would
you go?" he said.
I omkBiga seis hoffcr s
patrol can expect heavy traffic
-- and large crowd volumes from
r .now until August.
; "This is only a sign of things
'I I t to come," he said. "As long as
r;; the weather holds up, people
~__~Bppare going to flock to
Jacksonville Beach for the park-
Sharp said the congestion
caused a backup from South
Beach Parkway to the Casa
-"'rs~islai~rm~ ~Marina hotel at 1st Street and
~(~ ac~q~~:;ZI ~Jj~l~esc~~6th Avenue North,
The slow movings,1,Xaff~i~c
made it difficult for motorists
i~l to move quickly through
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300+ days of work begin on Mayport Road
Neighborhoods can expect more semi-truck traffic during construction work
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To sign up for bi-
e-mails about the
pro ect, contact
Atlantic Beach Public
Works at 247-5834 or
e-mail Rick Carper at
According to a study, raised
medians can reduce accidents
by as many as 44 per year,
Also, the medians may help
reduce speeding along the road
due to "traffic calming."
When complete, thte medians
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the pressure," Cross said of the
The new,' centralized loca-
tiori of the activity center will
also make it an easy meeting
spot, Cross said.
One BBA member who
attended the tournament last
year said the interactive stadi-
um was so popular that long
lines formed to participate.
Also, the Island Club one of
the most popular hospitality
tenants will also be more cen-
trally located at 15th green,
He explained that major
changes for this year's tourna-
ment were not as pressing after
last year's unveiling of a $32
million newly renovated club-
house and other improve-
While ticket sales for this
year's event are "on track if not
better" than last year's sales,
Cross said the championship
See TICKETS, A-3 >
by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
Some improvements to The
Players Championship tourna-
ment this year could help put
ticket sales in an upswing.
"We're anticipating a sell-
out," said Vice President and
Executive Director of The
Players Championship Ron
Cross at a Beaches Business
Association meeting Monday.
A simulated activity hub,
known as The Stadium Village,
allows participants to experi-
ence memorable tournament
moments and will be more
centrally located behind 18th
green this year, according to
One challenge allows fans
the opportunity to sink a simu-
lated version of 2004 tourna-
ment winner Adam Scott's six
"Fans will really get to feel
,, -byl L IZA~ MITC HELL
Beginning today.\ the newly
ojpened span of th~e McCormick
Bridge will accommodate both
east and westbound traffic.
JTA project manager Wendy
Morrow Monday confirmed
that the existing eastbound traf-
,fic pattern will be diverted in
time for morning rush hour traf-
The span opened to west-
bound traffic on March 17.
Morrow said she has not
received any reports of compli-
cations associated with the new
bri ge. M to ists in fact, seem
little too well, she said.
"I understand that some peo-
ple want to go a little faster than
they should. Police were waiting
at the bottom of the bridge for a
couple of days," she said.
"People need to watch their
The bridge replacement proj-
ect will eliminate the existing
drawbridge with two, high-level
fixed spans. The north~ span will
accommodate both east- and
west-bound traffic until the
southern span is completed in
the summer of 2009.
Beach. Boulevlard wuill also
widen'to Oc~ lanes betw~een San
Pablo and Penman Roads.
Morrow said construction of
`the southern span will begin
once traffic is diverted to the
north span. The drawbridge is
e pc de to be removed by
"When we shift the traffic we
will remove the drawbridge
and build the new span in its
place," she said. "People won't
have to wait for the drawbridge
by ALEXANDRA RUMMERNES
While lane closures are antic-
ipated during a project to add
medians to Mayport Road,
business owners and residents
can receive informational
updates to learn about upcom-
ing construction activities.
A joint project between the
city of Jacksonville and the city
of Atlantic Beach to resurface
and add landscaped medians to
a portion of Mayport Road is
scheduled to begin next week.
Interested parties can sign up
for bi-weekly e-mails with
updated information on the
project status and construction
plans, according to Atlantic
Beach Public Works Director
During the construction
process, drivers can expect
northbound and southbound
lane closures, Carper said at an
However, the contractor
must maintain two lanes of
traffic in both directions during
peak hours from 5 a.m. until
9 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6
p.m., according to Carper.
During off-peak hours, traffic
could be condensed to one lane
in each direction.
Some work at night may also
be necessary towards the end of
the project, Carper said.
The $5.6 million project is
anticipated to last approxi-
mately 300 days and will span a
three-mile stretch of Mayport
Road from the flyover north to
A total of 14 meclians will be
installed three in Atlantic
Beach and 11 in Jacksonville -
to improve traffic safety and
Drivers will have to make u-
Jacksonville City Councilor Art Graham speaks at an informational meeting Monday to outline
construction plans during a project to resurface and add landscaped medians to Mayport Road.
will closely resemble those onl
Atlantic Boulevard and will
have crape myrtles, lantana
and date palms.
One attendant asked if signs,
similar to the ones on Beach
Boulevard, displaying business
names will be posted during
Carper said that those signs
should not be necessary
because they are typically post-
ed only when access to a busi-
ness is completely "destroyed."
Another participant asked if
businesses would receive any
notifications, but Carper said
that information about lane
closures or blocked business
access will be included in e-
turns at signalized intersections
rather than cut across traffic,
which should reduce the num-
ber of accidents, planners said.
However, commercial trucks
will not be able to make u-turns
so residents should expect
increased truck traffic in neigh-
borhoods during construction,
according to Carper.
The nnedians will restrict
access to some business and res-
idential 'driveways because a
driver will only be able to enter
and exit on the right, Carper
For example, drivers will
only be able to turn right into
and out of the post office.
Southbound traffic will have to
turn left: at Plaza Drive, Carper
Photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Blues guitarist Ed Cotton plays at Mayport Middle School last
week, one of 11 school visits he will make leading up to this
weekend's Springing the Blues festival at Jacksonville Beach's
Seawalk Pavilion. See story A-3.
Police Beat ..............A-5
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A multimedia campaign "to
heighten awareness of [St.
Johns] River health issues"
began Monday in Duval, St.
Johns and Putnam counties,
according to a news release.
The campaign is a repeat of
oi her's ovrs tngy rve nmte
tal entity,'the St. Johns River
Water Management District.
. The district cautions that
"the amount of nitrogen and
phosphorus in the lower St.
Johns River exceeds the
amount the river can receive
and maintain its health, which
in the past has led to harmful
The campaign is partly
designed to "educate the pub-
lic on how human behaviors
impact the river," according to
the news release.
Research after last year's
campaign "showed that 80
percent of the public recalled
the ads and there was a statis-
tically significant change in
the way people thought about
the river," according to the
"It is easy for people who
live directly on the river to
understand they may have an
impact on the river's health,"
Linda Burnette, director of the
district's Office of
Governmental Affairs, said in
the news release. "It's more
difficult for people who live
miles from the river. .. ."
The release brings to mind
other questions about the
health of the river those
posed by local governments
such as city councils or com-
missions in Jacksonville
Beach, Neptune Beach and
Atlantic Beach as well as the
St. Johns County Commission.
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dom of the St. Johns Rjiver
Water Management District's
proposal to allow millions of
gallons to be withdrawn daily
from the St. Johns to meet the
fresh water peeds of thirsty
The district's decision on the
proposal has been put on hold
while legal challenges to the
plan are dealt with.
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possible explosion early
Friday in Northwest St. t
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a Dueuties scoured an
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Champions Club at
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about 1:20 a.m., after sev-
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hearing "what appeared to
be an explosion nearby,
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CROWDS, from A-1
some parts of the city but it also lessened the opportunity for
one impaired driver to cause further damage in the pier park-
According to a police report, the man struck a vehicle while
attempting to park and drove away before exchanging infor-
mation with the other driver,
The victim called police to report the hit and run and while
the officer was completing the paperwork, the suspect was spot-
ted still circling the lot.
Police said the man appeared oblivious as to why he was
stopped and denied any involvement in the crash although
blue paint matching the victim's car was found on his vehicle.
"In the middle of the day he blew a 3.0. Police said he was
one of the drunkest people they had ever seen," Sharp said,
noting that the man had not frequented any bars but rather
had an empty bottle of liquor in the vehicle. The legal defini-
tion of intoxication is .08.
"It was a good thing traffic was moving at 5 mph. If he hit
someone at least he didn't hit them very hard."
Bingham said with the three-day blues festival this weekend
at the SeaWalk Pavilion, the beach is going to be busier than
"We've got spring break on top of that," he said. "Every year
gets busier than the year before."
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A ril 2 2008
by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
Adding a new park in the
county is a step in the right
direction to help reduce crime
and improve the area, accord-
ing to Jacksonville Mayor
Peyton, who Monday par-
ticipated in a ribbon cutting
ceremony to commemorate
the addition of approximately
100 acres of park land in
Atlantic Beach known as
the Dutton Island Preserve -
said that investing in parks
and youth programs are key
to reducing crime.
"A lot of roads are leading
back to the same place," he
said of the importance of
investing in parks to
"improve quality of life."
Jacksonville City Councilor
Ray Holt said that the park
will "help kids in this area
learn about the eco-system."
The preserve, located on
the north side of Dutton
Island Road, includes nature
trails, picnic facilities and
overlooks and was funded
through the city of
Jacksonville, other agencies
and private donations from
Jacksonville resident Ron
Jacl sonville City Councilor
Art Graham, who represents
the Beaches, explained the
importance of forging "pub-
With 85,000 acres of preser-
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Photo by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton, third from left, and Atlantic Beach City officials Monday partici-
pate in a ribbon cutting to officially open a new Atlantic Beach Park known as the Dutton Island
Preserve. Peyton said adding a newN park in the county is a step in the right direction to help
reduce crime and improve the area.
Duval County spends
approximately $43 per person
on parks, compared to other
counties, such as Miami-
Dade, which spends approxi-
mately $93 per person,
Peyton said, explaining some
of the county's budget restric-
T'he park is open from 8
a.m. until dusk, according to
the Atlantic Beach Parks and
It is the 15th park in
Atlantic Beach and all are
open to the public.
vation land in the county,
one of the most difficult tasks
is expanding public access,
Graham said, emphasizing
the importance of public-pri-
vate partnerships to help
make these acquisitions possi-
Study Circles beginning in
A key element of the collab-
orative Project Breakthrough:
A Community Effort to
Change thedSto~r o Race ini-
by facilitators and provide a
forum for eight to 14 individ-
uals of different racial and
ethnic backgrounds to engage
i pen dstussiin o tacicm
Each meeting lasts two hours
and the series is five weeks
long. The program is free and
open to the public, however
participants must pre-register
by visiting www.coj.net, key-
word "JHRC" and selecting
"Study Circles" from the
menu or by calling (904) 630-
CITY (2489). The meeting
closest to the Beaches will be
held Tuesdays between April
22-May 20, from 6:30-8:30
p.m. at the Pablo Creek
Regional Library, 13295 Beach
Grief support group
forms for women
B ahe Women's
Partneacshi will be starting a
Griner Su port Group or
Women, ginning April 9,
2008. This free support group
i frtheomeen hwo ae pn
The group will be held the
2nd nd 4h Wdnedy m
7:30 p.m. Sharon L. Griffith, a
Licensed Mental Health
Counselor, will be facilitating
the group aAll meetings ac
Women's Partnership office'
located at 1122 3rd Street'
Suite 5, Neptune Beach, FL
32266. Please call BWP at 249-
1450 for more information.
Race study circle
to meet at Pablo library
The Jacksonville Human
Rights Commission (JHRC)
will host a second round of
we weren't coming into the
schools, some of these children
may not get to experience the
blues, which is an old style of
Among the students attend-
ing Cotton's performance was
D~aisha Gaillard, who said the
blues are "cool because it's
kind of slow and fast at the
same time. It canl express the
way you feel."
The sixth grader said she's
beenI a blues fanl for two years,
noting that "the first person I
heard play the blues was B.B.
Also in attendance was
Nathan Wray, another sixth
grader who said he's been
aware of the blues "since I was
little. It's very interesting
music. 1 play guitar mpl) ell Not
blues, but some of it's very
interesting to listen to."
Cotton answered the stu-
dents' questions as he per-
formed, first with a 1936
National metal guitar, then
with a more conventional gui-
tar. One of the questions was if
he plays other instruments.
Cotton said he plays the fidl-
dle, mandolin and harmonica,
then added that the fiddle
"sort of borders on child
abuse" for his children when
he plays at home.
uation, when he gets his cer-
Cotton, 46, started playing
the guitar when he- was a jun-
ior at Wolfson High in 1978.
"I moved to Jacksonville as a
junior, didn't have any friends.
So I started playing guitar. It
became- my best friend, and
I've been doing it ever since."
Cotton said he discovered
the blues almost immediately.
If I like something, I'm going
to find out where it came from,
what it's influences were, who
pioneered it. So I started listen-
Ing to Leadbelly, Riober~t
Johnson, Muddy Waters, peo-
ple like that. I had the pleasure
of seeing some of them before
they~ passed on."
"Cbtton` said-ht was playiinlg
'ivith P'retty lioy Fireud when he
decided to go back to school.
"Now I'm doing the blues
thing in the schools and I'm
playing the festival for Sam
[Veal]. It's the first thing I've
done, besides the Florida F~olk
Festival, in about five years,"
Cotton was accompanied to
Mlayport Middle by Steve Wise
of festival, sponsor George's
Wise said, "We're happy to
be part of the Jacksonville
community. This is our way of
saying 'Thank you' and giving
:something back to the
Jacksonville people, especially
the kids in schools. Perhaps if
by CHUCK ADAMS "This is one way of sharing,"
STAFF WRTTER Mc Cray said of the, invitation
that went to parents, as well.
The annual Springing the "You know how, when you
Blues festival will be held this redecorate a house and you
weekend in Jacksonville Beach, want to invite people in, that's
but some Beaches students where we are. We want people
received a preview last week. to see how much we've grown.
On March 27, Blues guitarist "They used to call us a 'hid-
Ed Cotton visited Mayport den jewel,' but we're no longer
Middle School, where he per- hidden. We want people to
formed one of 11 "Blues in know about our gifted pro-
Schools" programs he's doing gram, our community, our arts
in Duval County. The students program. And this is one way
who attended were being to do it, with Blues in Schools."
rewarded for, as assistant prin- Cotton said he's been per-
cipal Kristin Archon said, forming in schools for more
"good behavior, positive inter- than 10 years.
action with their peers and also "In addition to Blues in
because they are interested in ~Schools, I also did Music in the
the muski~feldst ?V*ar u pjchools for .Rwe~~F~~ride Fibe
Along wtithuZr2 studentsrpsearde,'i ffs Series." '
eral siblings and parents also Giving back to the commu-
were on hand as Cotton played nity through in-school appear-
in what is the 11th year the in- ances has helped Cotton find a
schools program has beennecaerpt.
offered. It also is the 11th year "I just had a career change
of Springing~ the Blues, which from 17 years as a fulltime
will be held April 4-6 at the Sea musician," he said, "decided to
Walk Pavilion. go back to school and get my
"It's a special invitation for certificate to teach. My expo-
Our children, and we also invit- sure to kids in schools, expo-
ed parents to come out," said sure to teachers, encourage-
principal Katrina McCray. ment from my lovely wife,
"Start the spring, reward the who said, 'Go for it, it would
children for academics and be great"'" is what helped to
behavior that's above and pouetecag.
beyond. The Blues guitarist, who will
Cotton's visit was to a facill- be on stage in Jacksonville
ty that has been spruced up Beach this weekend, also takes
markedly since the start of the the stage at the next UNF grad-
"When you buy a ticket, you're investing in
economic impacts," he said.
The Tournament is May 5-11 at TPC
Sawgrass. For more information visit:
is still working to continue improvements for
"The Players Championship is an integral
part of the community," he said, adding that
there is approximately a $150 million eco-
nomic impact on the community.
He also said that $2.8 million is donated to
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for the tournament in May.
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wwwbeah~seaer com Locally Owned and Operated Serving the Beaches since 1963 THE BEACHES LEADER/PONTE VEDRA LEADER
The Lea~der's Opmxion
With directory sign
iS noor planning
Sign, sign, everywhere ~a sign...
Five Mant Electric Band, 1971
In recent years, signs have been deemed visual blights
in many areas and numerous laws have been passed to
regulate their size, color and overall appearance. The
result is usually more attractive roadsides, with fewer dis-
tractions for drivers and other passers-by.
While it is true signs that help easily identify a business
or specific address have value, it also true that when signs
are too large, too plentiful or too crowded with text and
graphics, no one is well served.
That is w~hy it is easy to understand a regulatory board
-rejecting a developer's proposal to erect a sign at the
Veranda, a complex of five, multi-level commercial
buildings: on the west side of State Road A1A, just south
of PGA Tour Boulevard.
-/---The -developer asked the. Ponte Vedra Architectural
review Committee to allow a sign in the -center's
entrance island just off A1A, with tenant names, all 67 of
them for now and more to come, listed in lettering little
bigger than one inch.
The image of drivers stopping to squint at the sign, all
the while blocking traffic, was obviously clear to the ARC
Better planning is clearly called for in this instance and
the ARC was correct to reject the plans flatly. Perhaps, an
alternative such as a large' street number address could be
displayed to passers-by. Then, a detailed tenant map
could be posted in the parking lot, where a driver could
park safely aird get directions.
When businesses share common spaces, such as a com-
mercial complex, using a clearly visibly street address as
the marker makes sense.
Listing dozens of businesses in tiny type on a sign close
to fast-moving traffic is just a bad idea.
We recommend the ARC stand firm in its demand for
a better sign one that is more appropriately placed.
Letter& CO the edlEOf:
Leash law should be enforced
To the editor ---w
In Jacksonville Beach, where I live, dogs are allowed on the "
beach at certain times of the day,and on leashes, only. I'm happy
to report that most pet owners DO heed the regulations. However,
when dogszre allowed-to run-free..,.I always wish:.~animimaLcon-
tlio1 peron si-oaki be hind\! 'Thetlesh'li\ve wtseaSllS passed alnd
should be enforced. If you don't want'to comply, don't walk your
dog on the beach or get yourself to ~one of the new "doggie parks"!
A Jax Beach walker
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.. = /Cities of Jax, AB don't
C understand stewardship
of funds for public good
To the editor:
Syndicated Content cIn sis th ru oft wie financial
funded services such as public
Available from Commercial News Providers safety, health and education,
please explain to me how the
city governments of
me Jacksonville and Atlantic
nearly $150,000 of taxpayer
monies on public art for an
intersection in Atlantic Beach
(j, Ithat already has one large,
expensive piece of public art
.. and an elaborate pubhec clock
on a pedestal. This frivolous
expenditure tells me that nei-
ther the Jacksonville nor
SAtlantic Beach government
`----. officials understand the con-
r cept of stewardship of public
IMore letters to the edlEtbr: funds for the public good.
This smacks of stewardship
for the good of only the pub-
Graham should be commended for listening to facts lic that can afford to live in
the more affluent areas of
To the editor: and convenience of the elite. the Comprehensive Plan was Atlantic Beach. If you live in
Art Graham is to be com- Many people have lived in the guiding force to growth the less affluent areas west.of
mended for listening to the the Craig Airport area for and development in Sailfish Drive, NO ART FOR
facts and being strong years and have been told Jacksonville. Councilman YOU; If you live west of
enough to change his deci- repeatedly! that they would Graham listened to the facts, Mayport Road, I don't think
sion when faced with all the not extend the runway. In as have many other Council soooooo.
facts regarding the Craig fact, the Comprehensive members and -had the Here's my question for the
Airport runway expansion. Plan clearly states that the courage public good: how many street
The proposed expansion. is runway at Craig Airport lights in HUD housing com-
not about safety and has would not be extended. Beverly Garvin plexes can $150,000 buy?
never been about safety, it is Others have moved in more Watson Realty Corp How many art teachers in
for the financial benefit, ease recently with~ the idea that Jacksonville schools about to lose art pro-
grams due to Amendment 1
Jax mentioned in Russian nuclear power plant effort ta"f cus oudit ~buy e roun
seems to me that this would
To the editor: Then, the bad news hit. The Russia has a substantial be a better use for tax-payer
In 1972, Westinghouse New Jersey electric' utility number of land based nuclear art dollars: Funding the art
Electric selected Jacksonville's company had increasing criti- power plants and is building education for next~generation
Blount Island as the factory cism from eco-groups and an more for an expanding elec- of our local citizens and lead-
location for the production of unexpected falloff in power tric economy. Above all, this ers.
Hloating nuclear power plants. demand, caused them to can- abundance of electric power, Art in public places is not a
Traditionally, electric power cel the contract. "This was a allows Russia to sell more nat- bad thing, however, in this
plants are built on the site time when the dark ages were ural gas to the European crucial time of budget cuts,
where they will operate, but descending on the nuclear Community. A big natural gas it's like buying a party dress
lfatory ronstrtcticdi r aoffeed --yower .industry and requests pipeline is being built under when you can't afford under-
greater productivity, quality for this product were disap- the Baltic to bring even more wear. However, if one is to
and timeliness of delivery. pearing. The Blotint Island Russian gas to the continent. spend public funds on public
-..The idea'"wraj this: .the facilityy was soon, closed. Itz,ngooki bgosherdmforsem-r!~i art; leag, at leaSt~Sulpportth q
power pla~nt. would b- built 11hat~! brings this to mind?,, Arnericaw~leaders, to p9bject tcz ..ai~ loc BE~t' orommumtyuin' which
on barges that are floated In a recent series on energy, this Russian energy domina- has many kine and accom-
through the factory. They the New York Times. reported tion. We are an energy polished artists. Where is the
would spend their useful lives that the Russians are building dependent nation with no artist in question from?
close to the shore of their floating nuclear power plants realistic plans for remedies. Delaware.
service area, protected from and the Jacksonville effort If the Blount Island factory Let's see, street lights in
hurricanes by a surrounding was mentioned. Russia had survived and provided high-crime ridden IIUD hous-
concrete sea wall. A New wants them for their northern the power plants that we need ing, art programs in public
Jersey. power' company territories, near the White Sea, today, we would have an schools, or art for an tipscale
ordered the first plants, others where thiey find it difficult to abundant and cheap source of community that already has
were interested and things deliver fossil fuels. They said electricity, an, existing example of public
progressed. At one time, they will be offered in their art in the intersection in ques-
about a thousand people already robust nuclear power Frank Cotter tion? What will our govern-
worked on the project. export marketing. Jacksonville ment officials do?
Concerned for the Arts,
Concerned for the Public-
Graham should be thanked for trying to save tax $
Finiana Bailey, PhD
Gov't doesn't like
idea of voter approval
To the editor:
I'm a student at the
University of North Florida
and a few days ago I decided
to skip class and head out to
Tallahassee to show my sup-
port for the Taxpayer
Protection Amendment. Some
people might not find skip-
ping class to go speak before a
legislative body too much of a
walk on the wild side, but this
turned out to be something
The Taxpna er Protection
Amendment would require
voter approval for all new
taxes, so needless to say I was-
n't too surprised to find about
two dozen or so members of
the public who turned out for
The only people that turned
out against this amendment'
were some lobbyists sent by
the county governments.
Why am I'm not surprised to
find out that governments
don't like the idea of voter
aproyal of new taxes? Could
it be because the public has
lost faith in our elected offi-
cials? Maybe that's because
we see most of our hard
earned tax dollars being given
to big businesses and special
interest groups. Maybe if our
government spent our money
more wisely, like on police,
fie educain ad tras
prat on s ovi es,awe wonl
have a little more faith in
Overall, I think the public
counent sahd a hug ein pa
tell my professor.
lars and possibly some lives
God forbid, instead of being
excoriated by a non-resident
in Ponte Vedra Beach, St.
Johns County no. less.
To the editor:
Reference' the March 26
edition regarding a letter crit-
icizing councilman Art
Graham for recently chang-
ing his position on the Craig
Airport expansion. .
What a letter from some-
one not even a resident of
Duval County and living ~25
miles from said airp~ort.
Twenty million dollars for
1600 feet of concrete?
Councilman Graham should
be thanked for trying to save
Duval County taxpayer dol-
To the editor:
Let me see, the state of
Florida paid $51 or $53 mil-
lion dollars to Herb Peyton
for the land that is now
Guana River State Park. The
land was actually worth $13
million, but Mr. Peyton need-
ed the premium at the time
and out-negotiated a rookie
state employee to get the
exorbitant amount for the
land. His words, not.mine, as
he wrote in his auto-biogra-
Fast forward to the present.
Private enterprise built a four
lane highway from U.S. 1 to a
four lane bridge at the
Intracoastal viaterway at Palm
Valley. They built this high-
way in about 1/10th the time
iti would have taken the state
and county government to
do so. Everyone in my circle
of friends was amazed at the
speed that private enterprise
can get thing done. Wow!
Now of course, this fo~ixr
lane highway and bridge
dumps off onto a tw~o lane
country road and ppl~ses
TITf~iagh -a~-roifid aioit akiiF T
on to A1-A down hfickler
Road, also a two lane road. It
is obvious to every person on
the face of the earth that tray-
els this road that it needs to
be a four lane road from the
bridge to A1A. Never mind
lame arguments about evacu-
ation routes and such, it need
to be four-laned now!
It would seem to be a sim-
ple matter. The Guana River
State Park organization,
whatever or whoever that is,
could just give up a narrow
band, of land to allow the
road to be four-laned to State
Rbute A1A. Let's see, some-
one paid approximately $38
to $40 million dollars too
much for a piece of swamp
and they somehow have the
power to thwart a project that
is sorely needed for real living
people in St. John's County.
Never mind that on any
given Sunday afternoon in
the summertime you can
kayak from one end of Guana
to the other and 'see not a liv-
ing human being. If you had
an accident in the middle of
the day in Guana and needed
help you would never be
found, because there is no
one there. I have personal
experience that the only help
-you would get might be some
very intelligent Alligators, if
there..is such a thing.
'It is absolutely ridiculous
that there would even be a
question about providing the
land to four-lane this stretch
of road. Giving up this
stretch of land does not even
effect the Guana River State
Park whatsoever in any tangi-
ble way; and for goodness
sakes, it is our land. The tax
payers of Florida paid dearly
for this land and nowci a por-
tion of it is needed for living'
breathing, hard working tax-
paying human beings to fix
this outdated road system. ~
The people of Northern St.
John's County should be
standing up and screaming
about this misuse of state
land, that in the beginning
was appropriated at an exor-
bitant price through state
We need land to expand the
road to A1A and that is that!
Give it up and get over it!
Gpd only knows that it wil
take the county and/or the
state ten times as. long to
build this short stretch of
road as it took private enter-
prise to build the 10 miles or
so stretch from the bridge to
U.S. 1 anyway. We need to
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Notice of Zoning Amendment
The Jacksonville Beach Planning and Development
Department has received an application (PC #03-08)
to amend the Planned Unit Developmeixt: PUD
ordinance governing the Osceola Professional Center.
The aplicant is requesting to add "physical fitness
facilities" to the list of permitted uses within the PUD.
The PUD is located on the south side of Osceola
Avenue, west of Isabella Boulevard, and is shown on
the map below. The property is more specifically
described as Lots 1-8, Block 29, Atlantic Shores
Unit 1, Lots 1-3 and Lots 6-7, Block 30, .hrx Beach
He ghts and Lot 7, Block 8.
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listed in the City Council Chambers, located at 11
North 3rd Street, Jacksonville Beach, Florida. A copy
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April 2, 2008
because the suspect called the
victim continually. He called 20
times while police were
See POLICE, A-6 >
March 27 at a business in the
500 block of Marsh Landing
Parkway. Police said employees
and customers at the business
were becoming concerned
Battery was reported March
'28 in the 500 block of Beach
Proper North. The victim told
police she was on the beach
with friends at 3 p.m. when
they were approached by a
group of girls. One of the girls
pushed her *down on the
ground and called her names,
striking her in the face and kick-
ing her. The suspect is described
as an 18-year-old with brown
hair, hazel eyes and is 5'3" and
A 47-year-old transient was
arrested March 30 and charged
with disorderly intoxication
and public disturbance in the
300 block ,of Marsh Landmng
Parkway. The man was observed
holding a sign asking for food.
As police approached, he stum-
bled off raised median and
into the path of traffic, causing
several cars to apply their brakes
to avoid hitting him. Police said
the man had slurred speech and
smelled of alcohol.
Grand theft was reported
March 28 in the 1600 of
Westwind Drive. A safe contain-
ing $900 in cash and a 9 mm
Smith &T Wesson pistol was
stolen from the victim's bed-
Anthony Bernard Ailer, 22, of
Jacksonville was arrested March
28 and charged with possession
of over 20 grams of marijuana
following a traffic stop in the
first block of 12th Avenue
South, according to a police
report. Police stopped Ailer for
an improper tag violation and
discovered 89 grants of pot in
the glovebox. A piece of mari-
juana was visible on Ailer's lap,
prompting officers to search the
vehicle, the report said.
Victor Laroy Walton, 45, of
Jacksonville Beach was arrested
March 30 and charged with
false imprisonment of an adult
in the 800 block of 2nd Street
North, according to a police
report. Police dispatched to a
domestic disturbance heard a
female voice calling for help.
The victim, 47, told police that
the suspect refused to let her
leave for work despite repeated
requests and he wouldn't let her
leave for over two hours, the
Criminal mischief was report-
ed March 28 in the 800 block of
1st Avenue South. A suspect
poured bleach all over the vic-
tim's clothing and stole .her
shoes and handbags, The dam-
age was estimated at $300.
Armed robbery was reported
March 27 in the 900 block of
11th Avenue South. The victim
told police he unlocked the gate
of his business at 2 a.m. and an
unknown suspect struck him in
the left side of his face with a
2x4 board. The suspect stole the
victim's wallet with $25 in cash
from his pants pocket.
Harassment was reported
A Jacksonville Beach mar\
accused of threatening to kill
a woman surrendered Sunday
after a brief standoff with
SWAT team members.
David Terry Rutkowski, 26,
was arrested March 30 and
charged with two felony
counts of aggravated domestic
assault and two counts of mis-
demeanor domestic battery at
an apartment in the 1600
block of The Greens Way,
The victim, 24, was able to
free herself from the suspect
and summon police from a
nearby grocery store after
being threatened for approxi-
mately 30 minutes.
According to a police
report, an argument between
Rutkowski and the victim
started around 11:30 a.m. and
he tried to suffocate her with
The suspect drove the vic-
tim to Publix while holding
her at bay with a stun gun,
"He displayed a stun gun to
her and began sparking it,"
the report said. "During the
sparking he stated 'let's play a
The victim exited the vehi-
cle and contacted police from
the store. She was waiting in
the store's office where police
said she was in fear for her
life, the report said.
Police said the couple have
lived together since last
August and have dated for
approximately three years.
The victim was secured in a
patrol car for her safety and
officers attempted to make
contact with Rutkowski at the
A perimeter was established
because Rutkowski refused to
answer the door and was
known to be in possession of
firearms as well as a bullet
proof vest, police reported.
The state attorney's office
determined that police at the
scene had probable cause to
enter the residence and take
Rutkowski into custody. SWAT
team members were present
in case force was required to
enter jhe residence.
Police said Rutkowski's
father also arrived on the
scene to speak with him by
phone. During the conversa-
tion, Rutkowski voluntarily
agreed to exit the residence
where he was taken into cus-
Detectives searched the
apartment and recovered a .40
caliber handgun, a bullet- .
proof vest, a stun gun and a
sword concealed inside a
Mildred Kelly; sons, John
Brendan Kelly .(Kim), and
Gregory B. Kelly; daughters:
Megan Tompkins (Bill) and
Susan Geissmann; and grand-
children, Kelly Geissmann,
Dustin Geissmann, Caitlin
Kelly, Erin Kelly, Kristin Kelly
and Tanner Tompkins.
`Visitation was held March 30
in Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home.
A Funeral Mass was held March
31 in Our Lady Star of the Sea
Catholic Church, with the
Reverend Daniel DePascale as
Celebrant. Interment will be
held in the Florida National
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home,
Clara "JO" Mickler
Clara "J~o" Mickler, 77, a life-
long resident of the Beaches
and Palm Valley, died March
27, 2008, after a brief battle
Mickler was born to George
and Callie Phillips Sept. 19,
1930, in Hapeville, Ga. She
graduated from Duncan U.
Fletcher in 1948 and then from
Massey Business College. She
married Sidney J. Mickler Feb.
3, 1951, in St. Paul's Catholic
Church of Jacksonville Beach.
Until her retirement, she drove
a school bus for St. John's
Mickler was active with the
Beaches Historical Society,
Pythian Sisters and the Palm
Valley Community Center
.Association. She was a found-
ing member of the Palm Valley
.Branch for the Council on
Aging and a charter member of
New Beginnings Baptist
Church of Ponte Vedra Beach.
She was monumental in the
nlaming of Alice B. Landrum
Middle School, according to
her family. .
years; her children, Sidney and
his wife, Debbie, of
Jacksonville, Ken and his wife,
Jane, of Martha's Vineyard,
Mass., Linda and her husband,
Terry Medders, of Palm Valley,
Donna and her husband, Keith
Wilson, of Palm Valley, and
Julie and her husband, Mack
]Bhatia, of Fruit Cove; 12 grand-
children; nine great-grandchil-
dren; her brothers, Wilhiam
Philli s, Calvin Phillips and
Iwn Sand etatyElls Se Awan
preceded in death by her
brother, Howard Phillips.
A visitation and prayer serv-
ice were held March 31 in the
chapel of Quinn-Shalz. A
funeral service was held Apn1l 1
in New Beginnings/Crosswater
odmam~uet c hluch of onte
Dr. Jack Millwood as officiant,
followed by interment in
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Mayo Clinic
Lym pthma/L k emi
Research, Mayo Clinic
Department of Development,
4500 San Pablo Road,
Jacksonville~, Fla. 32224 in
memory of Clara Mickler.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home,
Gina R. Trapp
Le yte '
Phillipines, a ~
resided in the
Beaches area n 7
and was employed by the
Duval County School Board as
a cafeteria cashier.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Richard; sons, Ryan &r
Henry Gilder; step-sons,
Richard &r Stanley Trapp; sis-
ters, Maria Koski and Pacitia
Tejedor; and grandsons, Jordan
&T Nathan. .
Mass of Christian burial will
be celebrated at 10 a.m. today,
Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at
St. John's Catholic Church,
2400 Mayport Road, with
Reverend Gerald' Oshey as
Celebrant.. Interment will fol-
low at Beaches Memorial Park.
Visitation was held April 1,
at Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home,
Lan W. Weidley
Lan W. Weidley, 67, of
Jacksonville, died March 30,
She was a loving wife and
devoted mother, according to
her, family. Survivors include
her husband, < Edwin F.
Weidley; dauhtr Tuyet M.
Gang Haynh of Jacksonville;
son, Lan T. Nguyen of
J cksho vlle; sister Hon ti
Vietnam; and many grandchil-
dren. Private family services
Services under the direc-
Pauline O. Biggers
Mcun 0, 0Biggers, 96, died
Marh 3, 208.Beverley Ann Elder, 75, of
Affectionately known by al Jacksonville, Florida, mother,
es" Illy" orh "hw Iak o ise, rndote, opa
she evotd hr whle lfe ion andr friendmte, died atuda,
unselfishly~i caigfrohr arch 22en, 2008, at the ,
and serving the Lord, accord- McGraw Center Community
ingl tos h mih ne Pll Hospice in Jacksonville.
*l hs hoke ol Elder (nee: Hayes) was born
saw the love of Jesus in action April 11, 1932, in Montreal,
and knew He truly lived in her Quebec, Canada, daughter of
heart, her fairly s Id, a the late Clarence Gordon
Poly h o cid asy Hayes and Dorothy Hayes.
(A~n~dy) Culpeppe~r, anp,,ffohn Elder;~Lhoved Troin;i~ Cohuribus,
grandCh;Idren, kley CutIpRppgre: Ga., tdJgtlabinville in 2005 foi .
andu Krisy (J~usin) Meinal.
Funeral services will be held
in Bremen, Ga.
Arrangements by Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home'
Jacksonville Beach. ,
G rregor y
Doyle, 75, a
doegtime r -
Valley, died *
at hode sur- 1 1 -
He was born Oct. 14, 1932
to Frank and Annie Doyle in
Shrt Hills,nN Jlleandemoved t
Veteoa eof te Konean WrW oHe
married Mar aret ParSonage on
Catholic Church in
Jacksonville Beach. Doyle
worked for and retired from
BellSouth/AT&TT in the
jacksonville and surrounding
According to his family, in
his spare time he enjoyed
hunting and fishing with
friends and family.
Doyle was preceded in death
by his parents, Frank and
Ann Doydle;silwotheP, ul
Kingman. He is survived by his
wife of 41 years, Margaret
Doyke; fveoddau lhteers, AMar
Booker, Kathy (Larry) Jarrell '
Maureen (Todd) Fonda and
Anna (Craig) Sammons; one
brother, Frank Doyle; five
grandchildren, Kevin, Erin'
Sean, Grant and Lindsey; and
several ruece and nep ew .ed
today, Wednesday, April 2,
from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ponte Ved'a
Valley in Ponte Vedra Beach. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be
held) Thursdy Ari l y, pw .
Father William Kelly
mln Ie umf Hlowers, o ntion
Hospice of Northeast Fla.
F hera a rnemo tes Vrea
Valley cemete y
lowing the death of her hus-
band, Arnold B. Elder.
According to her family, she
will be missed by sons, John
Elder and wife, Jennifer, and
their two children, Mitchell
and Nicholas of Ponte Vedra
Beach, and Dave Elder and
wife, Sarah, of Toronto,
Ontario, Canada; a daughter,
Nancy Elder, and husband,
John Krisiukenas, of New York,
N.Y.; sister, Jane Burns of
Toronto; her belated husband's
~family, including, Helen
Lefebvre of Lachine, Quebec,
Gerry Ackerman of Belleville,
Ontario, and Robert Elder of
Ottawa, Ontario; and, her
companion of two years, W.
Richard Maxwell of
Elder was an active and val-
ued member of her retirement
community, Cypress Village,
where she joyfully volunteered
at events, served on several
committees, and enjoyed
working out and swimming
with her friends, her family
A memorial service and
reception will be held April 19,
2008, 1 p.m., at Cypress Village
(Egret Hall), 4600 Middleton
Park Circle E., Jacksonville.
Reverend Richard Cooper of
Ch rh ield cndc Ptbhe s ran
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Gideons
International Memorial Bible
Fund, P.O. Box 330952,
Atlantic Beach, Fla. 32233, or
the McGraw Center
Community Hospice, 4114
Sunbeam Road, Suite 101,
Jacksonville, Fla. 32257.
Services under the care and
direction of Quinn-Shalz
Funeral Home, Jacksonville
JOhn J. Kelly
John J. Kelly, 79, died March
27, 2008, at his home in Ponte
He was born in Margate City,
N.J., to the late John A. and
Maegl are regional claims
vice president from 1985 to
1992 after 22 years of service
with CIGNA Property and
Casualty Companies. He
served in the United States
Nuy Laand washa Smam~be a
Catholic Church, American
Legion Post 233, and the
Sawgrass Country Club.
He is survived by his wife,
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The Jacksonville Beach Planning and Development
Department transmitted a proposed Transportation
element amendment (Application PC #34-07) to the
adopted 2010 Comprehensive Plan to the Florida
Department of Community Affairs (DCA) on
December 11, 2007. DCA has completed their
reVIew of the amended element and has raised no
objections. This amendment is a complete update of
the current Transportation Element, which was
adopted in 1999.
A public hearing on the adoption of the proposed
amendment is scheduled as follows:.
Jacksonville Beach City Council April 7, 2008
The adoption public hearing will be held mn the City
Council Chambers, located at 11' North 3rd Street,
Jacksonville Beach, Florida. A copy of the application
and other documents are available for public
inspection at the offices of the planning and
Development Department, 11 North 3rd Street,
Jacksonville Beach, Florida, during normal business
If a person decides to appeal ariy decision? by the
Planning Commission with respect to anzy matter
considered at any meeting, such person may need a
record of the proceedings, and, for such purpose, such
person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to
The public is encouraged to speak on issues on this
Agenda that concern them. Anyone who wishes to
speak should submit thze r-equest to the recording
secretary prior to the beginning of the meeting.
;In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities
Act and Section 286.26, Flor-ida Statutes, persons withz
disabilities needing special accommodations to
partic pate in this mteetinzg should contact the Plannzing
and Development Departmzent no later than 5:00 p. m.
on the day preceding the mneetinzg.
Photo by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
CHAMBER PARTIES-- Dozens attended the open house Friday for the Beaches Division of the
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce's new offices. The offices are located at 1300 March
Landing Parkway, Suite 108 in Jacksonville Beach. Community tours were offered, along with
beverages and snacks. Phyllis Burroughs, left, manager of The Crab Cake Factory talks with Etta
Williams of Mayo.
Longtime Beaches chef to open eatery
10 Serve families like his -time crunched
and who want healthy food in a hurry
Penman Square Market will open in
Beaches resident and executive chef Craig Penman Square on Penman Road, in the same
Dion will be opening Penman Square Market center where Gene's Seafood is located.
and Cafe this spring. Dion, who has three children all ages six
Dion was the original chef for Jacksonville and under, said finding time to shop and pre-
Beach's Dolphin Depot for its first six years pare healthy meals consistently for the family
and also owned and operated Six Burner, a is very challenging, he said. Knowing that
fine dining restaurant, that was located in many families experience similarities, Dion
Atlantic Beach for six years. Dion and his wife said he decided to "offer solutions for serving
sold Six Burner in 2005. healthy, affordable, convenient and good-tast-
Penman Square Market and Cafe will feature ing food"
chef-prepared entrees, sides, salads, soups, Penman Square Market will have a variety
cappuccinos, espresso and desserts. Food will of take-home "heat-and-eat" selections. It also
be hand-crafted with no preservatives, Dion will have a drive-thru window, allowing
said. patrons to call ahead and pick up an order
"When conceptualizing Penman Square without leaving a vehicle.
Market, we knew that folks who want a good- In addition to the variety of take-home
tasting, healthy meal may not have time to meals that Penman Square Market will fea-
prepare it nor want to," explained Dion. "A lot ture, it will offer a few dine-in tables to serve
. of families have working adas andppqis, argby.}lunch daily and dinner Fridgiys and Saturdays:
the last thing people seem to have ti~pe to da Some of the choices from Six Burner, such as
or want to do after a day's work is to prepare Carolina bar-b-q, prime rib, French onion
dinner. soup and crab cakes, will be available.
POLICE, from A-5
OFFICE IS IN SAWGRAISS VILLAGE ACROSS
FROM THE PUBLIC
PARK PLACE OFFICE
21~07 PARK PLACE
EXECUTIVE CORNER OFFICE WITH
GOLF COURSE VIEW (605 S.F.)
CONTACT JIM BROWNING (OWNER)
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April 2, 2008
The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader
Pa e 6A
to block a local
There are no environmen-
tal barricades to assigning a
nuclear aircraft carrier to
Mayport Naval Station'
That was the .message
tiivre be II-. LSeniador
as he discussed the findings
of the Navy's Environmental
Impact Statement for plac-
ing a nuclear-powered air-
craft carrier at Mayport.
Martinez, joined by Senator
Bill Nelson (D-FL) and
Crenshaw (R-FL),. highlight-
ed the findings and implica-
tions of the study and the
steps moving forward.
"This is another victory as
the Environmental Impact
Study states what we all
hoped we would hear there
bar o elmrriershopinenting
a nuclear carrier, Martinez
"While Senior Navy and
Department of Defense lead-
ership will ultimately have
the final say on what the
future holds for Mayport,
Conn I sman Crenshelaonand
I will continue to do every-
thing we can in Washington
to ensure Mayport achieves
nu lar-r ay s atus 'gn n
late 2006, found no barriers
preventing Mayport from
building the infrastructure
necessary to homeport a
nuclear carrier, and it out.
lined 13 different approach-
es to be considered before a
fi 1l "I yd w" study i
reneaased.ay w s
The approaches include
making minor improve-
ments for homeporting
additional surface ships, and
dredging the Mayport har-
bor to a depth of 54 feet to
ensure nuclear-capable or
"As we work to make this
a reality finding the fund-
ing necessary wi 1 not be an
obstacle because this proj-
tetisin~ the best interest of
our Sttne, the Navy, and our
national security," Martinez
A three-story hotel will soon
be developed at Beach
Boulevard and A1A in
Jacksonville Beach, pending
the approval of the City
Council next month.
Shivam Properties is seeking
to replace plans for a 72,0d0-
square-foot office condomini-
um on the site with a Sheraton
franchise hotel, Four Points.
T'he Jacksonville Beach
Planning Commission voted
unanimously to recommend
the city council approve the
rezoning amendment. The
proposed project exceeds the
50,000-square-foot limit for
permitted uses in the city's
Central Business D~istrict. Plans
call for a 116,300-square-foot
hotel development with
investigating. He claimed to be
watching the victim and verbal-
ly threatened police.
George Joshua Floyd, 26, of
Jacksonville Beach was arrested
March 27 and charged with
grand theft at Publix in the 600
block of Marsh Landing
Parkway, according to a police
PONTE VEDRA BEACH
Domestic violence was report-
ed as follows:
*Saturday afternoon in the
200 block of Charlemagne
Circle. Deputies issued a citation
for domestic violence, a misde-
*Late Friday in the 100 block
of Natures Way. A 43-year-old
man was arrested on a misde-
meanor domestic violence
charge, police said.
*Late Monday in the 200
block of Governor's Road.
Thomas M. Robert, 61, was
arrested and charged with
felony domestic battery, accord-
ing to police.
Deputies issued a charging
affidavit for misdemeanor bat-
tery against a 16-year-old Ponte
Vedra Beach boy after two teens
were involved in a fight outside
a State Road A1A business
Preventing or obstructing fire
extinguishment equipment was
reported on March 29 in the
400 block of Atlantic Boulevard,
according to a police report. An
unknown suspect discharged a
fire extinguisher on the first and
second floor of a hotel, accord-
ing to the report.
Marcus Laross Williams, 29,
was arrested for grand theft on
March 28 in the 400 block of
Second Street, according to a
Hung Tan Nguyen, 40, was
arrested for the fraudulent use
of a credit card and uttering
forged bills on March 25 in the
200 block of Lemon Street,
according to a police report.
Daniel Terrance Ciciora, 23,
was arrested for possession of a
controlled substance and a mis-
demeanor charge of possession
of drug paraphernalia on March
28 in the 1200 block of Atlantic
Boulevard, according to a police
Paul Glenn Cruse, 52, was
arrested for possession of
cocaine on March 28 in the 20
block of Simmons Drive,
according to a police report.
Renee Ann Adamson, 46, was
arrested for possession of
cocaine and a misdemeanor
charge of possession of less than
20 grams of cannabis on March
29 in the 2200 block of Mayport
Road, according to a police
Fleeing or eluding a police
officer with activated lights was
reported on 14arch 28 in the 50
block of Dutton Island Road,
according to a police report.
The driver of a vehicle traveling
at a high rate of speed did
not stop when police activated
their lights. The driver eventual-
ly slowed down and jumped out
of the vehicle. The vehicle con-
tinued traveling into oncoming
traffic, according to the report.
JB council to eye hotel plans
g rand theft
A five-month investigation
into embezzlement at a private
Jacksonville Beach business has
led to the arrest of a 25-year-old
Ponte Vedra woman.
Christine Anne Blair surren-
dered Feb. 25 to police and was
subsequently charged with
grand theft and forging baLnk
bills, according to a police
Jacksoniville Beach Police Sgt.
Thomas Bingham last week said
that Blair was notified of the
warrant for her arrest and
allowed to turn herself in as part
of the "rapid process" program
because the charge was consid-
ered a nonviolent offense.
The owner of the business
where the suspect worked con-
tacted police in November to
file a report of embezzlenient.
He told police that Blair had
altered entries in the financial
records on at least 24 occasions.
According to an arrest report,
accounting data was changed
"to facilitate the diversion of
funds in excess of $15,000."
Police reported that Blair
allegedly issued herself a check
for the diverted funds which
c ountdeposited into her
She was also accused of mak-
ing more than $23,000 in fraud-
ulent charges on the victim's
business credit card "at night
clubs, restaurants and various
other shops," the report said. In
addition, a check was forged,
the report said.
As of Nov. 17, 2007, police
said the owner was able to doc-
ument more than $40,000 ii
company theft, the report said.
In a N~y 29 interview with
detectives, Blair told police that
she used the company credit
card as authorized by the
er71T er, tdhe enpdort saidinPol c
ment in altering the business'
financial records and accused
the employer of going back to
Bingham said accountants in
th e static e3 s orey' aMre
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April 2, 2008
Page 7A .
by ENNIFER KNOECHEL
Union University one
month after a tornado
devastated the campus.
No one was seriously
injured at the 3,300-student
campus in Jackson, Tenn.,
but the Feb. 5 twister caused
an estimated $40 million in
damage to the school.
As a National Merit final-
ist, the Fletcher High senior
could receive a full tuition
scholarship to nearly any
four-year college of her
choice. But Pullen's heart is
still set on attending the
Southern Baptist university,
which was ranked one of
America's best colleges of
2008 by U.S. News &r World
"The devastation is incred-
ible. The tornado destroyed
about 70 percent of the cam-
pus," said Pullen,. who
recently visited the universi-
"It's a Christian college
and they have trust in the
Lord that it's going to grow
into a better campus. It's
also a very international
university and they have
one of the best journalism
programs in the Southeast.
"There are a lot of reasons
why I want to go there."
Pullen said she first heard
about Union through friends
she met while growing up in
Kenya, where her parents,
Mock rescue teaches recruits
to keep their eyes on victims
FROM STAFF .
The Mason &T Ramsey
Comedy Expedition is com-
ing to the Beaches on
Saturday, April 19.
The 7:30 p.m. show, star-
ring nationally known come-
dians Taylor Mason and Thor
Ramsey, will be held at
Fletcher High School, 700
Seagate Ave., Neptune Beach.
Tickets are $15 at the door.
Doors open at.6:30 p.m.
Mason and Ramsey, who
have appeared in the "Thou
Shalt Laugh" DVD series and
the TV comedy series
"Bananas," offer audiences a
night of family and faith-
based entertainment, featur-
ing stand-up comedy, music
The duo kicked off their
inaugural 16-city tour on
Jan. 30 in South Florida.
"I've been pounding the
boards for some 25 years,
making a living in the come-
dy industry," said Mason,
known as "the comedian of
clean" and the host of the
children's TV show "Taylor's
'plised,Thhe dlnnga comic.
We both have extensive
experience being in front of
Ramsey, the weekly host of
the "Bananas" TV series pro-
duced by Guardian Studios
since 2003, quips that the
no-frills Mason &T Ramsey
Comedy Expedition travels
light, with only "a curtain, a
guitar and a piano."
"We hope to build from
there," he said.
Ramsey, who makes his
home in the Los Angeles
area, has performed with
Drew Carey, Gilbert
Gottfried, Mark Curry, Mark
Lowry, and Chonda Pierce.
He has appeared on A&TE's
"An Evening at the Improv"
and PBS's "The Comedy
Mason, who resides in New
Jersey with his wife and two
teenage sons, has performed
in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and
Atlantic City, and has
appeared at Carnegie Hall
and the Sydney Opera House
In 1991, Mason won
$100,000 on the nationally
teli~~evised talent show "Star
Serh"In addition to his
work as a stand-up comic,
Mason plays the piano, sings
and is billed as a world-class
Tickets for the Neptune
Beach show can be pur-
chasa eta e ra tlhe
Avenues Mall and Regency
Square Mall, and at LifeWay
Christian Store in the St.
Johns Town Center.
For more information, call
535-8400, or visit www.com-
photo by KATHERINE PULLEN
Union University still shows the effects of a Feb. 5 tornado that touched down on the Jackson, Tenn., campus. The twister
caused an estimated $40 million in damage to the Southern Baptist university.
Pullen to attend twister-torn college
toward room and board,"
"I should find out about
the full National Merit
Scholar Award sometime .
between now and May."
Pullen, who plans to
major in journalism, said
she would like to work for a
Publication in the mission
field. This summer she is
going on a mission trip to
Honduras for a month with
a group from ~Jacksonville's
Ch~et's'Cr~e'k C huLrc h
"We are doing some soccer
camps with some of the chil-
dren there and helping out
with light construction,"
"I'Ve never been to
Honduras so it will be a new
Last summer, Pullen went
on a youth mission trip to
China, where her family
lived for a year.
As a child she attended
international schools and
was home-schooled for three
years prior to attending high
"She is not only an excep-
tional student, she is an
exceptional individual," said
Fletcher High principal Dane
"Sh~e is very passionate
about het' beliefs and activi-
ties. We've had students in
the past [achieve National
Merit finalist] but it's been a
while. We're very proud of
Pullen said becoming a
National Merit finalist has
been a goal since her fresh-
She is a straight-A student
with a 4.59 weighted grade-
Besides her studies, Pullen
sings in the Fletcher chorus
and is an officer in Fletcher's
Key Club, a community serv-
ice organization sponsored
by the Kiwanis Club.
The Key Club is involved
with many community serv--
ice prbj ectS, such as Re~lay *
for Life, a fundraiser for can-
Pullen's involvement with
the Key Club led to three
years as youth involvement
committee chair for the
American Cancer Society.
Pullen is also editor-in-
chief of "The Northeaster,"
the Fletcher High school
newspaper. She also played
the role of "Lady Diss" in
Fletcher's fall musical "Me
and My Girl."
She works part-time at
Chic-Fil-A and is the defen-
sive captain on the Lady
Senators flag football team
"I tried out for the team to
understand football better,"
the multi-talented student-
"Living in Kenya, I didn't
get much of a grasp for foot-
ball. It's a lot of fun."
Pullen's father, Jerry,
See PULLEN, A-10
Katherine Pullen wants to be
part of the rebuilding process
at Union (Tenn.) University.
Jerry and Penny Pullen,
served as missionaries for 13
The Pullens moved to
Jacksonville Beach just
before Katherine's freshman
year at Fletcher High. She
has kept in contact with sev-
eral friends from Kenya who
now attend Union.
Pullen visited the school
for a scholarship weekend
last month and received a
scholarship covering full
tuition [about $18,000] for a
"I basically have two full
tuition scholarships so we're
trying to work out the
details to apply some of that
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The Mason & Ramsey Comedy Expedition arrives at Fletcher
High School on Saturday, April 19. Tickets are $15 at the door.
blocks down the beach.
As a last resort, Foster
ordered the remaining
recruits into the water. In the
back of the truck, veteran
lifeguard Matt Duffy grabbed
a wetsuit and a pair of fins
from an equipment box.
"We let them get too far
upstream," Foster said as he
watched the victims float far-
Duffy and recruit Monica
Ruggiero, a competitive
surfer with experience in
rough surf, were the first to
reach the victims, who
turned out to be lifeguards
Tim Kline and Alyssa
"Nice job, Ruggiero," Foster
said as the remaining recruits
swam to shore near 8th
The mock drill taught the
recruits an invaluable life say-
ing lesson: Always keep your
eye on the victims.
"We took forever to get to
them," said recruit Eric Bohn
of Jacksonville Beach, the
(Part six of a series)
by JOHNNY WOODHOUSE
When the emergency
buzzer went off at 9:23 a.m.
Sunday at the Jacksonville
Beach lifeguard station, six
recruits with the American
Red Cross Volunteer Life
Saving Corps had no idea
what they were in for.
"Flag drop. Central beach.
Two swimmers in the water,"
a lifeguard called down from
the station's iconic observa-
tion tower, also known as
"Is this an actual 'case,' or
just a drill?" the recruits spec-
ulated as they moved to their
left to made way for a life-
guard truck that was being
readied to respond to the
Recruit instructor Rick
Foster didn't keep his life-
guard trainees in suspense for
"Let's go, recruits. You're
ready for this," Foster said as
the lifeguard truck headed
north toward the Jacksonville
photo by JOHNNY WOODHOUSE
Instructor Rick Foster, left, readies recruit Catherine Woodcock, lifeguard Matt Dujffy and recruit
Anthony Delossantos for a rescue exercise Sunday on the Jacksonville Beach oceanfront,
See GUARDS, A-8
EACHThe Beaches Leader
coming to Flet. High
When you hand [VIC-
tims] off to EMS, you
Want to give them the
best possible asseSS-
ment you can.
.. .. ..
-- Rickr Foster,
Out in the choppy: sea, just
south of the pier, a man and
a woman clung to a small
blue inner tube, the kind a
child might use to wrap
around its waist on a sunny
Foster ordered four of the
six recruits into the sub-70-
degree surf, which was pow-
ered by a strong nor'easter.
With wind gusts in excess
of 20 mph, the recruits were
no match for the swift north-
to-south current, which swept
the victims almost 10 city
ROVerend Hay is pleased to announce...
^.he will begin having an
interdenominational worship service on
Sunday, April 6" at 11:00 a.m.
Located at the former Jacksonvrille Beaches Women's
Club building 1315 2nd Avenue North, Jacksonville
Everyone is invited to worship with us regardless of
their denominational background.
For more information phone Reverend Hay,
Carter Knight Burrell
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c~immnodore of thie 2008 win-
td~r recruit class.
"I had no clue where to
Added recruit Catherine
Woodcock of Ponte Vedra
Beach: "It was like we were
swimming blindly. We were
trying to prop ourselves up
on our buoys."
The second time around,
the recruits kept better tabs
on the victims and utilized
every equipment enhance-
ment at their disposal,
including wetsuits and fins.
Woodcock said she learned
to "trtist her instincts" after
she rescued Kline near 20th
Recruit Kaity Morris, a jun-
ior at Providence, pulled
Massaro out of the surf near
16th Avenue South,
The mock drill lasted for
more than 30 minutes and
caused a bit of a stir on the
"I take this was an exer-
cise?" a concerned woman
"Because there were about
30 people on the beach
whose hearts were racing."
Bohn said he wasn't sure if
it was a drill when the
"When we first got out of
the truck, I didn't know,"
said the aspiring firefighter
and 2007 Fletcher High grad-
"It was pretty cold out
there, but the adrenaline yras
pumping and you didn't feel
The recruits also practiced
surf relays and dolphin div-
ing in the 67-degree ocean
and finished the morning on
dry land reviewing "environ-
mental emer ecies,"ksuch as
"Heat stroke is really the
worst-case scenario," said
Duffy, who has earned retired
April 2, 2008
The Beaches Leader/Pon~t Vedra Leader
Pa e 8A
Dennis Granstad and Ashley Nemeth
Ashley Brooke Nemeth of
Atlantic Beach and Dennis
Gregory Granstad II of Anna
Maria Island, Fla., have
announced their engagement to
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Joseph and Deborah
Nemeth of Neptune Beach. She
is a 2006 graduate of the
University of North Florida with
a bachelor's degree in fine arts.
She is a self-employed pho-
The groom-elect is the son of
Kathy and Dennis. Granstad of
Anna Maria Island and is a grad-
uate of the University of North
Florida with a bachelor's degree
in business management. He is
employed by Visit Jacksonville.
The couple plan to wed on
Saturday, May 17, 2008, at St.
Paul's Catholic .Church in
r*o I, 1
Joshua and Nathalie Brandt
Travis and Steffanie Wood
Nathalie Braun of
Jacksonville Beach and Joshua
Brandt were married March 2,
2008. Pastor John Wyatt per-
formed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of
Anya and KC Braun of
The groom is the son of Bert
Vasquez and Blodwen Brandt.
Steffanie Odum o-
Jacksonville and Travis Wood
of Jacksonville Beach were
married Sunday, March 30, at
the Ribault Club on Fort
The bride is the daughter of
Valarie and Charles Odum of
Jacksonville. She.. is a 2002
graduate of Stanton Prep and
a 2006 graduate of the
University of Florida. She is
employed by Liberty Mutual
The groom is the son of
Linda and Rick Wood of
Jacktsonville Beach. He is
employed as a project manag-
er for R.W. Wood &
Stacie Odum was the maid
of honor. Larissa Pallo, Sarah
Garrett, Lindsey Deal and
Michaela Berry were the
Aaron Prom was the best .
man. Taylor Wood, Justin
Kovacsik and Brad Robson
After a honeymoon to the
British Virgin Islands, the
couple will reside in
status in the Corps.
"The victim is tapped out
and needs fluids fast."
"What do we have in the
truck that we can use [for
heat stroke]?" Foster asked
S"Ice packs," one of them
Foster went over proce-
dures for a lost child scenario
and reminded the recruits to
make thorough and concise
reads as first responders.
"When you hand [victims]
off to emergency personnel,
you want to give EMS the
best assessment you can,"
"You have your practical
in three weeks. And don't get
out of shape on us the last
Sunday marked the eighth
week of training for the six
surviving recruits from an
original class of more than
The trainees must attend
, three more Sunday sessions
this month and four Tuesday
night Corps meetings.
The recruits must also pass
several written and oral
exams over the next few
weeks and a rigorous pool
test at the University of
North Florida Aquatic Center.
The 12-week course culmi-
nates with initiation day on
Saturday, April 26, when
recruits are accepted into the
Corps as full-fledged mem-
The following day, former
recruits are allowed to wear
the Corps uniform for the
William and Kalli Burrell of
Jacksonville announce the
~birth of a son, Carter Knight
Burrell, on March 6, 2008, at
Baptist Medical Center
He weighted 7 pounds, 11
ounces and was 19.5 inches
Maternal grandparents are
Robin W. Lightsey and the late
George Register Lightsey III of
Paternal grandparents are
James and Pamela Burrell of
Capri Maree Frutchey
Blake and Connie Frutchey
of Neptune Beach announce
the birth of a daughter, Capri
Maree Frutchey, on Jan. 4,
2008, at Baptist Medical
She was 5 pounds and 9
ounces and 18.5 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
Cheryl and Dennis McLeod of
Paternal grandparents are
Gloria and Greg Trexler of
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teachers, John Poe Jr. of
Wolfson High School and
Kathleen Poe of Fletcher
-I Middle School, to be a part of
their 2008 Teacher Liaison
t :The Space Foundation's
Teacher Liaison program,
.r i ~Qp teacherss who actively pro-
< mote space, and science ectur
cationn in the classroom. and
April 2, 2008
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F~letcher High School
ceramics and 2-D/3-D art
classes will be represented at
the annual Senior High
School Exhibition April 22 at
the Wilson Center for the
Arts at Florida Community
College at Jacksonville's
In Steve Arflin's class Baron
Sanderson had two pieces
accepted, one at FCCJ, and
one at School Board building
Jennifer Griffith had one
piece accepted at School
Board building and Tim
Harnisch and Madison
Corwin each had one piece
accepted at FCCJ.
In Kathy Skaggs' ceramics
Dls IMe in eM RuM n and
piece~ accepted at FCCJ and
Chelsea Karol had one piece
accepted at School Board
In Dana Johnson's 2-D/3-D
art class, Kelly Moats had
One piece accepted at FCCJ.
On April 8, the entire visu-
al arts department at Fletcher
High will open a comprehen-
SiVE Show at the Beaches
Museum &r History Center,
This show will run until May
24. Call 241-5657 for details.
Sandalwood High School students were among more thian 100
youth who attended the recent National Youth Leadership
Conference in Valley Forge, Pa. The students were. selected
based on their grades in AP History or by essay orijnterview.
Sandalwood attendees were (front left) Josh Encarnacion,
Olivia Yates, Renee Godriler-Kongquee, Emily Gehret (Stanton),
Joe Encarnaclion. (Second row left) Cameo Montgomery,
Robert Weekly, Joe Perez. (Back row left) Aaron Bynion, David
Petersen, Josh Hyde, Chris Trivett and Col. Jimmy Brown.
Brooklyn Snyder, left, Ava Long and Hayley Snyder were named the top readers at the annual
sixth grade reading tournament at Fletcher Middle School. Students from each sixth grade team
competed against each other by answering questions from the books they read this school year.
offer a free practice SAT and
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Workshops offeied include
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Educators throughout the
United States, ranging from
elementary school teachers to
administrators were among
the 69 individuals chosen 'for
The selected teachers serve
as advocates for space science
education and conduits into
their classrooms, schools and
districts. Teacher Liaisons are
selected by a panel consisting
of an industry expert, Teacher
Liaisons, member of the mili-
tary, and Space Foundation
Poe and the other selectees
will be recognized and partic-
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opment workshop in con-
junction with the 24th
National Space Symposium
April 7-10 at The Broadmoor
Hotel in Colorado Springs.
011 May 31st and June 1,
the North Florida office df
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Sarah Bledsoe, a guidance counselor at Fletcher High for 19 years who retired from First Coast
High, and her husband Jim Bledsoe talk with author AI Albury Saturday at Barnes & Noble book
store in St. Johns Town Center. Albury, on the custodial staff at Nease High School, was selling
and signing copies of his two novels.
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Katherine Pullen is the defensive captain this season for the girls flag football team at Fletcher.
Pullen: Is a National Merit finalist
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past four years and I'm really
excited about college,"
"It's amazing how much
they've accomplished at
Union since the tornado. I
think it will be exciting to
be a part of the rebuilding."
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teaches at Darnell-Cookman
Middle School in
Jacksonville and her mother,
Penny, works as a school
psychologist in Clay County.
Pullen's brother, Benjamin,
is a first grader at
After her mission trip to
Honduras in June, Pullen
said she plans to spend time
at home with her family
before setting off for college.
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Senators pick up key district baseball win
CAN YOU DIG IT!
Photo by ROB DeANGELO
Melissa Moore goes all out for a dig during Women's Open competition last Saturday in the season's initial First Coast Beach Series volleyball tournament. Additional photos on page B-8.
The Beaches Leader
April ,. 2008R
By DAVID ROSENBLUM
Fletcher High School's base-
ball team was able to come
through at the end when it
The Senators rallied for a 6-3
victory over rival Sandalwood
in what was a crucial game for
Fletcher, according to head
coach Kevin Brown.
"We had to win that,"
Brown said following the
game. "It was a must-win
game. If we didn't, it takes us
right out of the seeding in the
conference and the district.
"It was an emotional game,"
Brown added. "Anytime
Fletcher and Sandalwood get
together it's emotional. They
always end up being a good
The Saints beat Fletcher the
night before, at Sandalwood,
3-2, putting the Senators even
in the district before the
Friday night win.
Fletcher (10-6, 3-2 in
District 1-6A) got things start-
ed quickly in the first inning
when Ryan Mahoney ledl off
with a single and scored off a
single by Colby Adeeb. Corey
Franklin also crossed home in
the inning off a single by Sean
Brown, who was tagged out
after reaching first base, pre-
venting a run by Adeeb from
Mistakes started to haunt the
Fletcher defense in the fourth
inning, which allowed
Sandalwood (9-7, 5-3 in the .
fourth after Sikes, the Saints
starter, allowed a hit, walked
one batter and hit Will
Campbell to load the bases.
I up and the
Ioout to end the
win that. It then reached
win game. If second on an
Likes us right Houston
ding in the Brown sin-
Ind the dis- in Franklin to
e Fletcher tie the game
lwo(od get second on an
ball at first.
The next at
Brown to Brown's
ead coach with Dillon
ond after the
runs and take
Scott Sitz and
after the ball
at second. A
wild pitch by
Sikes to score.
second off a
Chris Boteler, ~
Dillon in an
an opportunity to make up the
run in the bottom of the
ball again missed the first base-
man. The error allowed Brown
to score, giving Fletcher a 5-3
Tanner Gregg scored the
Senators final run in the sixth
inning on another Sandalwood
Aldeeb and Houston Brown
led Fletcher at the plate with
two hits each. Mahoney,
Franklin, Dilon and Gregg
each recorded a hit in the win.
'"They're a good team,"
Saints head coach Billy Bell
said. "They keep putting pres-
sure on you every mnmig.
Thley do a good job getting
their leadoff guy on every
inning. You put pressure on
high school kids and they're
going to make physical mis-
takes. That goes for every team,
it happens to everybody.
"Those guys did a better job
putting pressure on us than we
did on them. Scott (Sitz) threw
a great game. You just have to
tip your hat."
Sitz improved to 5-1 after
tossing a complete game. The
pitcher struck out 10 in the
win, but allowed 11 hits.
"In the fourth we had five
errors and it was frustrating,
but I had to keep throwing,"
Sitz said. "That's what you
have to do as a pitcher.
"[Sandalwood] is over there
talking, but you just have to
zone that out aind keep throw-
ing. I'm just trying to win."
Kevin Brown said his pitcher
threw as good a game as any
this season, but made it clear
the main point of last Friday
night's contest was teamwork.
"The most important thing
is how the team held togeth-
er," Brown said. "When we
were down and came back,
they supported each other.
That wais htige."
Despite the win, the
Senators coach still has con-
cern about the mistakes made
Photo by DAVID ROSENBLUM
ABOVE: Senators batter Sean Brown watches the flight of the ball during last Friday night's game
against Sandalwood. BELOW: Jacque Carter competes in the discus event in the Gateway
Conference track and field championships last Thursday.
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Fletcher will be playing in
the All American Specialty
Spring Tournament at
Mandarin High this week,
which started Monday.
in the field.
"We were kicking it around,"
Brown said. "It's cost us all
year. There's always one inning
a game where we just start
kicking it around.
"We did that (Tursday) and
lost 3-2 to the Saints. We man-
ufactured some good runs
Photo by ROB DeANGELO
Fletcher High's Alex Schanen won the 3,200-meter run and took
second in the 1,600 in last Thursday's Gateway Conference
track and field championships at Sandalwood High.
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The Beaches Leader/lPonte Vedra leader
23 pounds, three red grouper
to 12 pounds and a cooler full
of jacks, triggers and pinkies.
Capt. Lowell Breeding,
Butch Garvin, Lex Redford,
Mike Tandarich and friend Bill
on "P.K.'s Mistake" fished the
party grounds last Friday and
pulled up two snapper and
eight grouper to 15 pounds.
Capt. George Strate took
eager anglers bottom fishing
last Thursday, Friday and
Saturday. Fishing was, again,
outstanding on each trip as
they iced down snapper
weighing up to 18 pounds.
Last Thursday, anglers came
off the "Princess" with 40
snapper, three grouper to 12
pounds and lots of stringer
fish. Fifteen anglers from
I.N.G. Engineering brought
home 30 snapper weighing up
to 15 pounds on Saturday.
Capt. Scott Reynolds on the
"King Neptune" also provided
his anglers with gleat fishing
opportunities. On both Friday
and Saturday, "Neptune"
anglers came off the boat with
between 40 and 50 snapper,
six grouper and a 32-pound
cobia. On Saturday, to go with
four grouper and snapper to
15 pounds, large sea bass and
beeliners were also piled on
the cleaning tables.
Capt. Dennis Young, from
his "Sea Dancer" with the
Willie Chase party last
Saturday, caught seven
grouper to 23 pounds and 10
snapper to eight pounds.
The day before, on Friday,
Dr. Lou Denicola with friend
Bill 'Wilderotter and others
had all the excitement they
could handle. They wrestled a
68-pound cobia into the boat
and brought up 12 big srsap-
Freddy Bridges with his wife
Judy and David Kelly made a
bottom trip last week and net-
ted three snapper they could
keep after releasing 17 others.
They also released three
grouper but kept plenty of big
Capt. Kirk Waltz, on his
"Enterprise" with the Jeremy
Wadall party last Saturday,
anchored close to shore and
caught 30 snapper with 10
they Gould keep. Thek largest
Offshore bottom anglers
continue to set the tone
for local fishing. All of
last week before the blow, the
cleaning tables were full at
Monty's and Jacksonville
Sheepshead were strong
along the jetties and the
Jacksonville Beach Pier came
alive with drum, whiting and
sheepshead during the week.
Capt. Bubba Ryan, on the
"Wet Spot" with his son
Austin, brother Jimmy, Brian
Angers and Jimmy Steeg, fished
out of St. Augustine last
Saturday and had a great day.
They caught 20 snapper, 10
they could keep, including
three in the 20s, an 18-pounder
and the rest eight to ten
pounds. They also caught a 25-
pound cobia and lots of sea
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Capt. Terry Smith at the helm,
Buck Gergley and friend John
Brink made the St. Augustine
trip last week and caught a 26-
pound snapper to go with a
12-pounder, four grouper to
Randy~ DeLoach, Ken Walsh and Fland Sharp with one of the uku they caught on a recent trip to
pounds. Ron Webb and
Johnny Bragg fished with Fred
aboard the "Little Yvonne" on
Friday using live fiddlers to
catch 21 sheepshead along the
Spencer Brogden led the Jax
Beach Pier fishing last week
sheepshead he caught around
the pilings. Lots of drum were
also weighed up at the pier.
Joe Vointhron caught a five
and a half pounder. Others
caught drum to ten pounds,
sheepshead, whiting and
Jacksonville Beach Mayor
Fland Sharp, Dr. Eric Searcy,
Randy De Loach, Tim Ellis and
Lloyd Wilson just returned
from Hawaii where they not
only enjoyed the big surf but
fished with school mate Ken
Walsh who now lives in
Hawaii and has a nice 25-foot
boat. They made the trip in
rough seas but caught three
big uku which resembles our
gray grouper. All of these past
Fletcher athletes agreed both
the fishing and the surf were
was a whopper at 28 pounds. Canal guide John Dyrssen
They also took pictures of and Dwight Hibbard used live
three grouper, a seven-pound shrimp along the edge of the
flounder and a dozen triggers canal last Wednesday and
and sea bass. caught five reds, three trout
James Gergley and friend and a pair of flounder.
Sam fishing from the "Head Larry "Fishman" Finch and
Hunter" found the reds hun- his 11-year-old grandson
gry at Oak Harbor last Monday Logan participated in the
and caught eight to 27 inches Extreme Redfish Tournament
along with four trout and a last Saturday and caught a
flounder. dozen reds. Their twio official
On Tuesday they took the five-pounders were not
boat to the jetties and caught enough to score. .
40 sheepshead to seven and a Brook Daily fished the surf
half pounds and a flounder, at St. Augustine last week for
Capt. Dave Sipler and Nick 40 whiting and five pompano.
Watson teamed up last Jetty guide Fred Morrow
Wednesday on one of Capt. with Clay Ludwig and his
;Dave's special spots and pulled brother Kirk, worked the jet-
18 snapper off the bottom. ties with live shrimp last
Five were kept to go with a Tuesday and caught 18 large
cooler full of sea bass and sheepshead. Three of the fish .
small sharks. weighed seven and a: half
Capt. Mike Morris and Tom pounds and the largest
Clark pulled 30 sheepshead weighed eight pounds.
out of the rocks last Dick Miller fished with Capt.
Wednesday and on Tuesday Fred on Widnesday and
brought 27 sheepshead to the caught eight sheepshead all in
cleaning table. the five-pound range. Dr.
Randy De Loach and his son Robert H. Still and Fred
Brent trolled Guana recently anchored along the jetties host
from their kayak and caught Thursday and caught 12
six speckled trout.ri~ ;e:.;i: I heeijhead weighing up to, six
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juice, don't let it interfere
with enjoying the games.
Even if these pesky ballplay-
ers may be interfering with
spring practice for the Gators.
Florida coaches probably
ivon't let Tim Tebow play
much, but it should be inter-
esting. If any wayward Gator.
should happen to hurt the
team's meal ticket, he might
be found floating in the.St.
Florida State is going with-
out quarterback Drew
Weatherford, but the
Seminoles will try anyway.
Georgia's Bulldogs are slat-
ed to give it a go Saturday,
but silence from Athens does-
n't tell us much.
teams were favored with the
first openers, usually in the
middle of April honestly],
nobody opened before St.
P~atrick's Day in a bygone era)
then all the other teams got a
second opener sometime
Then baseball decided to
copy college football and
open in multiple locations on
multiple dates for the biggest
Television likes it that way
and what television likes, it
gets. That's an American cus-
Baseball is back to try it
again and whether you
believe Roger Clemens tells
the truth when he says he's
never been injected, inoculat- '
Now big TV networks would
have team executives arrested
for not opening at night,
preferably out of the country. .
The Boston Red Sox and
Oakland A's kicked off the
2008 season in T'okyo of all
places. Not an exhibition
game, mind you, but the offi-
cial opener of the major
league season. The cities of
Boston and Oakland weren't
good enough locations.
Not even Charles Finley and
his mule ever did that when
his A's were the toast of the
American League. Charlie O
had some wacky ideas, but he
preferred playing in Yankee
SThey'll keep the openers
bouncing around the world,
though, because television
apparently likes it. That's
when TV isn't worshipping
Well why not play some
games in Iraq and give our
war-weary troops something
to think about besides being
murdered in a country where
people couldn't care less about
us and wouldn't know what to
do with it if t-hey had a
Here's a thought for the
major league moguls for next
year: Why not open in Cairo,
Egypt? Let a mummy throw
out the first pitch. It used to
be a national event for the
president to throw out the
first pitch in Washington.
President George W. Bush
was on hand Sunday night as
the nation's capital debuted
its new multi-million dollar
ballpark for the Braves-
Nationals opener. Sure, some
booed the president, but he
fired a good-looking pitch
from atop the rubber and
looked pretty snazzy in his
red Nationals warm-up jacket.
Oh well, let's get on with
the season. All players present
and accounted for,
.Time was, there were two
openers each spring. Some
basketball and spring
football will permit,
They're bringing back that
old song, "Take Me Out to the
Ballgame now and giving all
credit for its popularity to the
late Harry Carey, who used to
lead Chicago fans in a rendi-
tion of it during the seventh-
inning stretch. .
Old Harry started that, they
say, around 1970. Not to take
anything away from the bom-
bastic, cheerful play-by-play
man, but others in the minors
had been doing it since time
At the Baseball Grounds of
Jacksonville, owner Peter
Bragan has been leading Suns
fans in that old ditty for years.
Baseball fans are a special
breed. Can you imagine
singing for football? "I don't
.care how many bones you
break, just take me out to the
gridiron . .
The trouble is, if you take
somebody out to the ballgame
now, you may have to go by
boat or plane if you're talking
about the openers, many of
which have gotten under way
in the past few days.
Openers aren't what they
used to be. Speaking strictly
about the major leagues, they
used to playr in daylight. No,
Tommy Hulihan's Beaches
Basketball Camp will take
place at St. Paul's School June
9 to June 13.
Schedule is 9 a.m. until
noon for boys and girls enter-
ing third, fourth~ and fifth
grades. And 1 p.m. until 4
p.m. for boys entering sixth,
seventh, eighth and ninth '
Cost is $95.
An all-girls Middle School
Basketball camp at St. Paul's
will take place June 23 to June
27. Camp is from 4 p.m. until
tl `- -
6:30 p.m. for girls entering
sixth, seventh, eighth and
Cost is $75.
For more information, visit
phone Tommy Hulihan at
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 conserva-
tilon-oriented format and rais-
es funds for children's pro-
grams through Daniel
Memorial and Dignity-U-Wear.
The ecotourism event also
supports the St. Johns
Riverkeeper and Coastal
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
scheduled for May 2 at
Fishing Center. Check-in,
awards ceremony and a ban-
quet ar ated or M'a~y at
Entry fee is $60 and
includes a captain's bag, rights
to fish, entry into the raffles
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
Kayak fishermen can register
online at JacksonvilleKayak-
Fishing~lassic.com or can also
pick up an entry form at spon-
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
Spr'inging 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 17and Under, Open,
, Open Women and Open Pro
amherueri aa1PS1 tr ftee for
Open Pro division.
Entry forms are available at
the Neptune Beach location of
Aqua East Surf Shop or may be
obtained online at floridasurf-
ing.org. All entry forms must
be received by April 1.
Jacksonville Beach Tennis
Center at Huguenot Park
announces a series of summer
camps and programs.
Beginner Junior Camp I will
take place June 16, 18 and 19
from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Cost
is $45 for all six hours.
.Beginner Junior Camp II is
slated for June 23, 25 and 26
from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Cost
is $45~ for all six ho~urs.
Intermediate Junior Camp I
takes place July 7, 9 and 10
from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Cost
is $45 for all six hours.
Beginner Junior Camp III
scheduled for July 21, 23 and
24 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m..
Cost is $45 for all six hours.
Intermediate Junior Camp II
will take place August 4, 6 and
7 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Cost is $45 for all six hours.
Advanced Junior Camp I is
scheduled for August 11, 13
and 14 from 9 a.m. until 11
a.(n. Cost is $45 for all six
Adult clinics will also be
available this summer. Check
wiith the Pro Shop for dates
For more information,
phone Huguenot Tennis
Center at 247-6221.
The Bausch &T Lomb Tennis
Monday the surprise entry of
Amelia Mauresmo, former No.
1 in the world and the 2001
winner of the event.
This year's women's singles
field includes Lindsay
Davenport, Venus Williams,
Marion Bartoli, Paty Schnyder,
Tatiana Golovin, and a host of
For more information on
the Bausch &r Lomb champi-
onships, which will take place
April 7-13 at Amelia Island
The Beach Intracoastal West
traveling wrestling club will
begin its annual spring-fall
prograrri at the Fletcher High
School cafeteria on Mondays
Enrollment fee is $50 and
practice schedule is as follows:
High School from March 3 to
May 29 Monday and Thursday
fr'om-2130:p;.mot!ratil 4 claitr~;j
Middle School from 4:20 p.m.
until 5:30 p.m.
June 5 to July 25 Monday
and Thursday from 5:30 p.m.
until 7:30 p.m. for all
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' folkstyle, freestyle and
Greco-Roman techniques for
monthly FAWA/USA wrestling
must be currently enrolled in
gradd's 6-12, at any school, to
Interested wrestlers can con-
tact club director Roy Eallon at
233-5008 for more informa-
tion. And former wrestlers
may apply to help out with
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Friends of the Beaches Branch Library, a non profit organization, will host a spring book sale to help the Rhoda L.. Martin Museum
The organization will host a book sale April 11, 12 and 13 in the Community Room at the Beaches Branch Library, 600 Third
Street. There will also be a member's only sale on April 10 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Memberships can be purchased.for $5. The
sale will take place on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. On Sunday, it will be open from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. for bag
day. Customaira can purchase a bag for $7 to fill with items. Books, records, tapes and videos ranging from 50 cents to $2 will be
April 2, 2008
The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra 1 eader
e gap 4])
Branch 290 hosts a "Fish Fry"
from 5-8 p.m. at the Branch
Home, 390 Mayport Road,
Atlantic Beach: An $8 dona-
tion is requested for each din-
ner. Carry-out orders are
accepted, and the public is
always invited to dinner.
Cultural Center at Ponte
Vedra Beach Renaissance
Society member Ellen
Diamond holds an exhibition
that runs through April 19 in
the Courtyard & Gardens,
Fairfax Gallery, 4126 Herschel
St ee~t ,, Jacksonville.
Di ~foiki':is exhibR~itionln' beins j
with an artist's reception
from 5:30-8 p.m. April 4.
Oklahoma: The musical
"Oklahoma" will be on stage
at 7:30 p.m. in Jqcksonville
University's Swisher Theatre
April 4-5 and 10, 11 and 12.
The state of Oklahoma cele-
brates its centennial this year.
"Oklahoma" was Rodgers and
Hammerstein's first collabora-
Springing the Blues: The
18th edition of the three-day
Springing the Blues festival
gets underway at the
Sea Walk Pavilion,
Jacksonville Beach. The hours
are 5-10 p.m. Friday, 12-1Q
p.m. Saturday and 12-8 p.m.
Sunday. The nationally recog-
nized blues music festival
offers food, kids activities and
arts and crafts. For informa-
tion, call 249-3972 or visit
www. springingtheblueS. com.
Charity." To reserve tickets
and tee times, call BEAM at
241 7437 ext. 1 or e-mail
The annual Murray Bros.
Caddyshack Charity Golf
Tournament returns April 3-4
with the Murray brothers and
their celebrity friends. The
event, which benefits St.
Vincent's Mobile Health
Outreach Ministry, begins
with a pairings party and
silent auction April 3 at
Murray Bros. Caddyshack
restaurant ag ,ylWoydd Golf
V~illage7 it continues Apriif4
with the charity golf tourna-
ment, awards ceremony -and
post party. The tournament
will be played on both of
World Golf Village's champi-
onship courses, Slammer &
Squire and King & Bear. For
sponsor or participation
information, visit www.cad-
FPRA Image Awards: FPRA
Image Awards, given under
the aegis of the Jacksonville
Chapter of the Florida Public ,
Relations Association, will
honor excellence in public
relations. The Image Awards
program, to be held from 6-8
p.m. at the Wyndham
Jacksonville Riverwalk, 1515
Prudential Drive, will feature
special guest Charlene Shirk
and guest speaker C. Del
Galloway. Registration is
available online at www.fpra-
jax.org. The event is $50 for
FPRA members and students,
$55 for PRSA and IABC mem-
bers and .$65 for guests.
Attendees can pay online
with a credit card or with
cash or check at the door.
FRA General Meeting:
Fleet Reserve Association
Branch 290 holds its monthly
General Assembly meeting at
8 pm at the Branch Home,
360 Mayport Road, Atlantic
Beach. All members and
prospective members are
invited to attend. New mem-
bers are always welcome. For
information, call 246-6855.
~Spring Concert;.Th~e Ritz
Chamber Plj)i-er perform
their Spring-Coricert at 7:30
p.m. in the Center 'for the
Performing Arts, 300 W.
Water St. For concert details,
go to www. ritzchamberplay-
ers.org. For tickets, call the
Jacksonville Symphony Box
Office at 904-354-5547.
Friday, April 4
Call to Artists: April 4 is
the deadline to apply for
"Arts in the Park," being'pre-
sented by the city of Atlantic
Beach. The fifth annual juried
event with prizes will be held
from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 3 at
Johansen Park. The $50 fee
gives local artists an opportu-
nity to exhibit, teach and sell
their works of art in a~ natural
setting. For information, con-
tact Timmy Johnson or Jolyn
Johnson at 247-5828 or at
FRA Does the Cooking:
Fleet Reserve Association
al workshops, continues wiith
its Grant Writing Workshop
for Artists from 11 a.m.-1
p.m. at the Cultural Center at
Ponte Vedra Beach. The work-
shop will offer information
on the opportunities that the
Division of Cultural Affairs
offers specifically for Florida's
individual artists. Artists who
attend will learn tools and
steps to submitting a success-
ful application in addition to
grant-writing tips. Artist
members attend free with a
$10 lunch fee.
Beaches Kiwanis: The
KiwanfS ii"''htf ~facksonville e
Beaches meets at ~1Z p.m. at
Selva Marina Country Club.
Speaker will be Rev. Ronnie
Willerer. The cost to non-
members is $15. For informa-
tion, call club president Neil
Powell at 343-3571 or visit
Birdies for BEAM: "Birdies
for BEAM," a new fundraising
event for Beaches Emergency
Assistance Ministry, will be
held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at
Adventure Landing, 1944
Beach Blvd. Jacksonville
Beach. For $10 per person or
$35 for a family of four,
attendees will get food,
unlimited Laser Tag, Go
Carts, Putt Putt Golf and
rides, as well as games and
prizes. There will be a Birdies
Putt Putt contest and a
Rubber Birdie Race in the
water park. Cheerleaders from
Fletcher and Nease will be
competing to. get people to
support BEAM in "Birdies for
(SAF), holds a dance from 8-11 p.m.
at the Knights of Columbus Hall,
1501 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville.
Admission is $8, $~7 for meinbers. Live
music, snacks and refreshments are
provided. For information, call ~779-
Yoga at Cobalt Moon: "Building
Your Practice" is offered' at Cobalt
Moon for those interested in deepen-
ing their yoga practice with new pos-
tures, breath and body: awareness.
The class is held from 9-10 a.m. For
information, call program director
Kristen DiCarlo at 525-5867 or visit
the Cobalt Moon Gift Shop.
and cats that have been veteninarian-
checked and tested, and that have
shots and been neutered, are available
for adoption from 12-6 p.m. at PetCo
at Atlantic and Kernan boulevards.
Contra Dance: "Contra Dance" at
Cobalt Moon Water Studio* is offered
from 8-11 p.m. the first Saturday of
each month. It's for regulars and
newbiess." The caller, Charlie Dyer,
introduces and breaks down each
dance before starting so no experi-
ence is necessary. Live music is pro-
vided by Full Circle, and refreshments
are available. Call Kristen at 525-5867
or at j morison~j axbeachexchange-
MS Support: A multiple sclerosis
support group meets from 1:30-3:30
p.m. the first Friday of each month at
the Beaches Public Library, 600 Third
Street, Neptune Beach. Friends and
family are welcome. For information,
call Diana Lain at 246-8841.
National Suttering Association:
The National Stuttering Association-
Jacksonville chapter is a support
group. Monthly meetings are peer-
facilitated and designed to provide
self-help, support and education for
those who stutter, as well as for those
interested in stuttering. Meetings are
held from 12-1 p.m. the first Friday of
each month at the Jacksonville
Speech &T Hearing Center, 1128 Laura
Street. For information, contact
Rachel Whorton at 904-335-3403,
ext. 128, rachelwhorton@bell-
south.net, Bob Wellington at 247-
6892 or beachaccountingl@bell-
Recovery, Inc.: Recovery, Inc., a
mental health support group, meets
at 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Catholic
Church's Family Life Center, 578 1st
Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach. Call 247-
329)9 for information.
River City Singles Club: T'he River
City Singles Club, Inc., a chapter of
the Singles Association of Florida
Ponte Vedra Democratic Club:
The Ponte Vedra Democratic Club
meets at 6:30 p.m. the first
Wednesday of each month at the
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.
For information, call Barb Paterick at
Spiritual Enrichment Lessons:
Spiritual Enrichment Lessons and
Meditation will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Every Wednesday at the Ribault
Garden Center, corner of 7th Street
North and 2nd Avenue North,
Jacksonville Beach. A liove offering
will be collected. Call 246-0186 for
*Toastmasters of Ponte Vedra:
Toastmasters of Ponte Vedra meets
from 7:30-8:45 a.m. in the adminis-
.tration building of the Ponte Vedra
Inn and Club. Coffee is served. For
more information, call Michael Steele
at 904-910-1982 or visit
h ttp: / /pontvedrabeach .free -
Yoga for Health: Yoga for Health &
Healing is offered from 11:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m. at the Neptune Beach
Senior Activity Center. The class is
designed for those reluctant to attend
a regular class but want to learn the
fundamentals of yoga. For informa-
tion, contact Leslie Lyne at the Senior
Activity Center, 270-1688, or call the
teacher, Nancy Rathburn, at 386-6453.
Saturday, April 5
Babysitting Courses: The
American Red Cross offers
youth from 11-15 free
babysitters' training from
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the USO
on Mayport Road. For infor-
mation or to register, call the
Mayport Service Center at
Cultural Center:A Spring
Beaches Gallery Tour will be
held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at
the Cultural Center at Ponte
Vedra Beach. Refreshments
will be provided while the Jay
Shoots: Portraits exhibition is
viewed. There also will be art
demonstrations in the cen-
ter's workshop. The event,
sponsored by US Trust Bank
of America Private Wealth
Management, is free to the
Goldenfest 2008: Golden
Retrievers and owners are
invited to Goldenfest 2008
from 1-3 p.m. at Dogwood
Park, J401 Salisbury Road,
Jacksonville. Admission is $10
ber nefi G.R.E.AT Rescu ofi
aNE Flo0 fr9c informtiontl
hlonique Burr Fundraiser:
The Moni ue Burr Foundation
for Children's second annual
Hugs Not Hits Ride, presented
by Adamec Harley-Davidson,
will be held with check-in start-
ing at 8 a.m. and the ride
beginning at 10:30 a.m. The
fundraiser supports the founda-
tion and its mission to prevent
chiild abuse on the First Coast.
The ride begins and ends at the
Adamec Harley-Davidson deal-
ership, 8909 Baymeadows
Road. Following the event, rid-
ers will enjoy catered food and
live entertainment and have
the opportunity to bid on auc-
tion packages to further raise
money for the foundation. All
proceeds from the event are tax
deductible and benefit the,
IA1l0 rid-ation. RiderpFreticipation'
-iss30 for general riders, $20 for;
passengers and $250 for VIP
riders. For sponsorship, tickets
or information about the ride,
v i s i t
org or call 904-642-0210.
Tickets also are available at the
three Adamec Harley-Davidson
Club: AcroJax Trampoline
Team is accepting registra-
tions for Saturday morning
classes, which will start April
5. Two programs will be
offered, one for 5-and-6-year-
olds, the other for 7 and
older. Classes will be held at
lufinity All Stars Gym, 510
Mayport' Road, Atlantic
Beach, and will be under the
direction of Brian Payne, a
national safety certified
coach. For information and
registration forms, call 273-
8876 or e-mail acrojax@com-
Wednesday, April 2
Atlantic Beach Women's
Connection: The AtlantiC
Beach Women's Connection
meets from 9:30-11 a.m. at
Selva Marina Country Club,
1600 Selva Marina Dr.,
Atlantic Beach. All area ladies
are welcome. Speaker Pamela
Tolson of Gotha, Fla. will
share .how she went from "A
Rollercoaster Life" to a more
peaceful journey. The pro-
gram is "Get Organized for
Spring." Peggy Johnson of
Petunia Patch will provide
tips for a closet makeover,
The cost is $12; complimenta-
ry childcare is available with
reservations. For information,
contact Kate at 534-6784 or at
Auxiliary Sale: Day 2 of an
Auxiliary of Baptist Medical
Center Beaches Hunter
Littlefield sale, to include
scrubs, luggage and sheets,
runs from 7 a.m.-3 p.ni. in
the hospital lobby The public
vii wBeaches watch: ecom.
Satremet Galler sponsors the
fdirst Paws and Claws, a e
to Jue and blenef itshe
Jacksonle 0 Humanae Socet.
There wilbe anh opening
rsoepin from 7-9 pbm. April
iferatuiong cartor as-4 wel s
dontedit wbeems andh sevces
from loal businsses First
Street Gallery artists wil ce-
airtePw anma-hed Catwor, a
aoJnd Caws" saenes t the
Jacksonville Humane Society.
Coleted cat b and dog teats
hardn platic do stoyscat toys
fandtowels awill be doaedl to
dnthed Huemanen SocetyFor
nform oatin calleses FirstStet
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Pon te Vledra Chamber:
Th onate VedoraChmbe of al Pw
Comerc hows lds two event,
Ja snew emer oriaentation t
5 pletm. at 4n Sawgrs Village,
7:30 plm .asti Wickes, 200 ty
Santwgras Village Dr. Members
and fisttmae guests. aefore
Anomerican c Le ion t Auxliry
Uniter 12 ets at-8 7r p~m. at
Bei-viijach. Members are ecour-
agmed to bring aw guenst.Fr
i information call 29-266or a
Ar~m t of DoingBuinss: Thlae
Art0 ofm.a Don uiness, a eres
of nfrmaiveand eduaion-
Kiwanis Beaches: Kiwanis Club of
Jacksonville Beaches meets at 12 p.m.
at Selva Marina Country Club, 1600
Selva Marina Dr., Atlantic Beach. Visit
www.beacheskiwanis.com for infor-
Overeaters Anonymous meets at 7
p.m. every Thursday, at Coastal
Baptist Church (Rear), 750 Girvin
Road. For information, call 220-2939.
Brown Bag Lectures: Brown Bag
Lectures take place from 12-1 p.m.
the first Friday of each month at the
GTM Reserve Environmental
Education Center, 505 Guana River
Road. Attendees should bring lunches
and questions. The lectures are free
and open to the public. For informa-
tion, call 904-823-4500.
Exchange Club: The Exchange
Club of the Jacksonville B3eaches
meets from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Selva
Marina Country Club, 1600 Selva
Marina Drive, Atlantic Beach. For
information about speakers and pro-
grams, the club website is
The club's e-plail address is
information about the club or to join,
contact Jack Morison at 904-318-7162
Atlantic Beach Women's
Connection: Atlantic Beach
Women's Connection meets the first
Wednesday of each month at Selva
Marina Country Club. All are wel-
come. For information, go to
Art Association: The Pablo Towers
Art Association meets from 12:30-3
p.m. Call 246-4158 for information.
Cancer Support Group: The
Cancer Support Group at Baptist
Medical Center Beaches meets at 6
p.m. at the Florida Cancer Center in
Medical Office Building B on the hos-
pital campus. Call 247-2910 for infor-
Grief Support Group for Women:
A Grief Support Group for Women
meets from 6-7:30 p.m. the second
and fourth Wednesdays of every
month at Beaches Women's
Partnership, 1122 Third St., Neptune
Beach. Women grieving the death of
a loved one are welcome to attend.
For information, call the partnership
Overeaters Anonymous meets at 7
p.m. every Wednesday at Baptist
Beaches East Pavilion. Enter left of
Main Entrance. For information, call
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$1700/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141-
SUMMER SANDS Townhouse, 2/2.5 ga-
rag1 0/mDe 4an6- 3rvice included,
NaETUIE BCH 229/ 23 Magn~ola ,M -
2BR/2BA APARTMENT, 2 blks to ocean,
CH&A. $950/mo. No Pets. Call 625-1881-
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
e wl taken car ofl2BBR Apt l 7a5e
1BR balcony, ceramic tile floors, WDHU,
walk-in closet, assigned parking, $875/mo.
(169000 wt/washer~dryer).N Ocea 3-2 .
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR home, fenced
yard a9[ ap liances, inc.' W/D. Available
PONTE VEDRA Tre hous atel fec
almost new appliances/carpet. Natural
preserve views. W/D, fireplace, garage.
East of A1A. $1095/mo. Janet Wells, 635-
601 MAIN St.: Atlantic Bch, 2BR/1BA, fire-
place, WDHU, screened porch, CH&A.
Credit check. $750/mo. 891-0606.
NEPTUNE BEACH, studio w/garage, 1.5
blocks from ocean, No pets. $725/mo. in-
cludes W/D. Call Rick 891-2345.
ATLANTIC BEACH Townhouse.
2BR/1.5BA. Freshly painted, new carpet,
ceramic tile downstairs, WDHU, CH&A.
$815/mo+ $600/dep. 756 Cavalia Rd. Call
A try towno 46blocks tlo each.
VlAs GeN, 3/2M5 OT n ome, $11 d/ on
TDO Management (904)246-1125.
ATLANTIC BCH townhouse, 2/1, fenced
yard, East Coast Dr. Avail. May.
$1000/mo. Call Rick 891-2345.
NEAR PONTE Vedra, 1 block beach, qui-
et, safe area. Newly remodeled, all new
tiekiice eand bath 2R1AB CH&Ae
and credit check. $1095/mo. +security.
BLOCKS TO OCEAN, 3BR/2BA, hard-
wood floors, $1399/mo. Pets ok. 321 9th
St. N. 534-2120.
ATLANTIC BEACH- Oceanside,
aR/ B4A clo~nd w/clubA co~ojlt stRp Io
Cls beach! 15/o &l hspital Rear dck
ATLANTIC BC 3BR/2BA home, 1300sf. nw
Laney.$31250/mo. te 62-22. 10/
5TI- BEC ACe s .50Grea 219B 10arqu
S.JAX BCH onos 2R .B fpc
CAWDHU. East /of 1stc St. $795-fo
$895/m. 241-R56et.4 ENT, r 73-33.
MOBANIE BHOMS $525A to$57, on pri-
Realty, 241-4141. iy ysem lrg
1BRapt, $650/mo. +dep62.2bocsrm
btp t eah, 24-78.0m.(0)1;18
TOI OOES many to list.n ri
Rat 241-551 *22-11
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MAYPORT/ ATL Bch., Brick townhome,
CH&A, WDHU, 2 & 3BR's,. $750 &
$875/mo. 724-9994, Ashley
ATLANTIC BCH 2/1. 724 East Coast Dr.,
CH&A, hardwood floors, $900/mo, first,
last, SD. 1 year lease. Donna Ross Real
E s ta te In c 2 4 B E 2 B R 1 A u t
2 blocks to ocean! WDHU. $895/mo. All
SothR L.AN IC BEACH
in erir, can ands oTe innrey balco
tR OWDH9, / otpwaru t s Short t6 m
HALF BLOCK to beach. 2BR/1BA. 109-
1/2 Florida Blvd. No Pets. $850/mo.
$600/deposit. 535-8358 or 786-5127.
JAX BEACH TOWNHOUSE, 891 6th Ave.
So., lyr. new, 3BR/2.5BA, 1700sf, master
s/ nld edanr gre, fe0 ctd yad
A BH 80oumr ards,DO2/2, c ra cm ti
JAX BEACH upper 1 BR/ office/ deck, no
dogs, $650/mo., +deposit, 645-8429.
MAYPORT LANDING 28R/2BA town-
home, near base and Hanna Park
$750/mo., $700 deposit. 1243 Maypo t
Landing Dr. 280-2728 Ive message.
MAYPORT LANDING Townhome
R2SBWB ne dcaa et$ 9 ned ba~ckO yda
WALK TO beach, 208-214 10th Ave. Nd.,
2BR/ 1BA, $800/mo laundry room in build-
mng. Credit check. No pets. 514-8530.
JAX BEACH townhome, 2BR/1.5BA,
1100 n. WDHU, CHAile floors trodueph-
887 8tjhAve, outh 1903E0~~8i- ~ '8
CHBLAO fretpoae WDHU lcte~dBa 1B7
Is- 06. S., JB. $875/mo. credit check.
2BR, CHIA, WDHU, 1st Ave. S. Credit
check. $875/mo. 891-0606
NEPTUNE BEACH Townhome,
2B7 d.BA,(90N~o379Pet, $900/mo.
Efficiency, $650/mo. 1BR/1BA, $750/mo.
water included. Call 241-9822.
eA elCH near ocean 750- 2 $ 9 s.,
222 4th Ave. So., 221-4134, 703-5518"
1 BLOCK to ocean, 120 1st Ave. S., J3
1BR/1BA, CH&A, sunroom, WDHU.
$700/mo. Credit check. 891-0606.
CLOSE TO Base, like new, very quiet,
eect/ric and sae lite TV i ce. Sa
pets ok. $695/mo. 247-4221.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, pool, fireplace,
2 car gara e,. new appliances, $299,900.
Wili 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.
SOUTH JAX BCH
natr do ns air htdy Nathe ilnB
asme n ar4IWn thru tr fic8 250sf.
IONTEc IdDRA, Sa gr~ass Oak Br dg
park-like setting $299,000. (352)634-4955.
PONTE VEDRA, 3BR/2BA, beautiful
townhome on lake. End unit. Appraised
for $183,000. Asking $175,000.
ooW BA 26Al F p ol 9 2 huoeerlot sa
+ PONTE VEDRA BEACH -
9c 3/2e garage fnea" yr s en
closing costs paid. Call June @ 994-3608.
BE UTIFUL DOLPHIN COVE home'
3BRi~2BA, 1400+sf, large lot; owner fi-
nancing available, $260,000. (904)686-
604 10TH Ave S., 3BR/2BA on 2 Lots. Re.
modeled inside/ out, new master suite &
kithen $t4 9K Ul Sa0 3Howell, Wat-
ANNUAL INCOME $50,000. Department
of 'Corrections transitional home,
9BR/2BA, $140,000. Call (904)993-8424
PoNIF VDRA Bea h, 1 W 1A, Oq r)
ing available. (904)226-3968.
SFSBO, 2BR/02CEA sNJaRBcNT, reat view,
overlooking pool and beach. $619K,
BI HOP gOUdRT Ha gslamBea h
$101 soo 994-19 8
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JA ECH- th Iams, gated, 2BR/ 2BA
new luxury condo w/ garage. Vaulted ceil-
ings, washer/ dryer, pool & fitness. Only
$168,000, lease/ buy option. (904)472-
ATaLAhNTICil BEcoH, 1 %T0A, nC r
COMPLETELY RENOVATED immacu-
late-3BR/2.5BA 1586st townhouse in
beautiful Summer Sands N.B. Private end
uapsdn e xterior, e roof, ew b/C,
tended rear patio with footer to support
room addition. Kitchen has new SS appli-
ances, granite, and tile. Spacious great
room with wood .floor. Sacrifice at
$239,000. Must sell fast! Rob
P ICE f=DUC D 160704K MiraVit in-
marina. Value $699K. Sell $599K. Tumn
Key Long term lease in place. 40' slip ad-
ditional $159K. (904)463-2845. Only Buy-
ers/ Investors. No Brokers please. Equity
PONTE VEDRA BEACH
2BR/2BA, END unit flat, w/fireplace and
lake view. 5 star amenities, gated com-
mnitnoB ac hidre. Askin $265,900.
2BR/1.5BA, upstairs flat, Oakbridge Golf
~view, gated, $189,900. Kirk Killebrew,
PVB/ BELLEZA -1BR/1BA w/tile floors,
exe. "809and amenities $128,900.
THE Pointe at Ponte Vedra, 3/2, on the
water and golf course. FSBO. Financing
available. (904)285-5896, (904)251-5389.
ful rB@ leel tLA rn she, sa nadee 2
Wias $e200,000. Now $185,000, 887-5005.
AGE 62 or over? No need to lose your
home or go into bankruptcy. No more
mortgage payments. Call adviser Theresa
reol abeu re~verse mortgages. We can
2004 CLAYTON home, 3BR/2BA, excel-
lent condition; take over payments. Call
*--I-II~~ -I a .
NEPTUNE BCH, 1 block to ocean, 2 large
duplex bidgs., lots of charm, $849,000
1210 & 1212 1st St. 910-1072.
EXPERIENCED REAL estate investor
looking for one private investor to finance
local, high quality property at low loan to
value. Call Emily at (904)388-2871.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log cabin shell
on 2 private acres near very wide trout
stream in the Galax area and New River
lia'g Park, $139,500. Owner (866)789-
LOG CABIN & 20+ acres only $119,900.
Own the dream! New 1,800 sf log cabin
package. Near FL/GA border. 90 minutes
Jacksonville. Potential to subdividel Excel-
lent financing. Call now (800)89814409,
MOuNTAIoHk MESrand laono no nas -
ies C okng fo th olmuti
Graup fo F en in omtsio~n. d88 730 a
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"MAYPORT FISHING Village" newer 3/2
Stt PRehal omedo (90 )3 206690. Sa
beach access/ view. $649,900.
A RARE find. 2 buildable lots, S. Jax Bch.
Priced $25K below appraisal. $365K.
WATERFRONT (ICW), Jax Beach,
1/4 acre building lot in Ocean Forest. Last
one. Great view and neighborhood. Navi-
gable ICW access. $525K. 321-251-6786.
3/4 ACRE lot on Fort George Rd. near Big
Talbot Island. Offered below appraisal at
DEEP WATER LOT
5 minutes north of St. Marys, GA. 1.5 acre
total, 1/2 acre buildable. 15ft. deep at low
tide. Misty' Harbour gated community.
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MAYPORT- LARGE mobile home lot, city
water; 966 Pioneer Dr., Best offer.
ASHEVILLE, NC Mountain Acreage
Homesites From $49,000, Excellent fi-
nancing available Call (877)890-5253
x3973. www.see riverhighlandsny.com .
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DUPLEX, BOTH Sides 1/1 & 2/1, 1 block JAX BEACH- 3BR/2BA, condo with W/D,
to ocean. $569,000 Call Spsan Howell, fireplace. Garage space. $1100/mo. All
Watson Realty Corp, (904)463-0330.\ South Realty, 241-4141.
TO The _~c~
Bea'ere Itimodt '4
COme SCO ly!
Affordable Beach Lvnnn
Studio -- 38R Apts. & Town homes
Walk to Ocean, Schools & Shopping
r C Ubhouse, 3 Pools, Balconies
.. 4 ,.,, NEPTUNE BEACH
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EXPERIENCED COACHES needed im-
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FULL & PART-TIME SERVERS & BEV-
ERAGE CART. Marsh Landing Country
Club in Ponte Vedra Beach is currently
hiringufull & prt-tiae dbni g rom servers
Excellentienifits o fred o full ime -ec
tion days, sick days. Apply in person at
the Marsh Landing Clubhouse Tuesday -
Saturday. Call 285-6514 for directions.
Weekends only in the Assisted Living Fa-
cility at a Premier Retirement Community.
S picain ate ab le a letinLandirl
Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-9447;
emuail to:e iosfleetlanding.com EOE/
3/2 HOUSE, PV, close to JTB, cable, wire-
less internet, $400/mo., share bath/ utilit-
JAX BEACH, 1 bedroom w/private bath,
$400/mo.. Walk to beach. (904)237-4354.
ROOM FOR RENT, $400/mo. Responsi-
ble, Non smoker. 247-2818.
OFFICE SPACE available for rent at 1171
Beach Blvd between Penman Rd and
A1A. Please call 904-993-9268 for de.
JAX BEACH, 711 S. 3rd Street. Single
room office, $375/mo. TDO Management,
OFFICE SPACE for rent, shared recep-
ae. Cnr lie abesahchrs l tin bbr n
Harry's Seafood Restaurant, 401 9th Ave.
it SA Gs AS cV)IL GE ui PdB n n
refurbished. Call 273-4525 for details.
PROF OFFICE- S. 3rd St. frontage. 2 offi-
ces & Ig reception! $900/mo. All South
FREE RENT- Office S ace for Lease,
500sf. to 3500sf., O CEOLA PROF.
cNTR. across from Bonefish Grill.
tPRnOFESSlo NA ahFIBCEdspac wrec
cludes utilities, janitorial, high speed inter-
WAREHOUSE FOR lease, 1375sqft, with
small office and bathroom. Air conditioned
$13.65/sqft.+ CAM approx. $2100/mo.
South Jax Beach, 241-1880.
COMMERCIAL LOT, 50'x125', zoned
ind~us rajo. 4h A~ve0. South, Jax Bch.
FREE ADULT Cats, affectionate, neu-
tered/ spayed, males/ females. 992-2119.
FREE CATS and K~ittens to approved
homes. Call 242-0224.
.HAPPY JACK(R) Mange Medicine: pro-
motes healing & hair growth on dogs &
horses due to 'hot spots' fungus or mane
dandruff. At farm, feed & hardware stores.
YORKIE PUPS AKC, bom 01/20/08. Dam
on site. Shots, health cert., $700-$900.
AMERICAN BULLNESE puppies, 101bs.
04)56 11.w shots and wormed.
HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
FOUND CAT in A.B. neutered, declawed,
white chest, brownish tabby. 655-2037.
EeRPctv EApi i, R 08.oWp anyntsto t ak
all ofiv pu ithful customers drin our 25
years. oJe Early is retiring. ng
RoUNYOsR ied aSdta wder lo caon ru
newspapers for $475. Call (866)742-1373
for more details or visit: www~florida-clas-
OFFICE ASSISTANT needed with friend-
ly, professional phone voice and attention
'to detail. Computer savvy, knowledge of
ACT, Excel, and Word. Self- starter. Lo-
cated in Ponte Vedra. Call 285-5855.
NRaSERY nWOnR FR needed Sunday
Debbie at 221-1700 x208 to apply or fax
CAREGIVER NEEDED for elderly. $10/hr.
Must be flexible, must -have own car.
SBackground check req'd. 610-9047.
PERSONAL sSdECREAeRYm needed.
YOUTH MINISTRY: Hodges Blvd. Presby-
terian Church, (PCUSA) has an immediate
opening for an interim PtT Director of
Youth Ministries. If you enjoy working in
Youth Ministry and hdive experience in this
area, please submit resume:
PIPE FITTERS, Ship Fitters, Welders (all
types),Insidel Outside Machmnist, Man'ne
Efec ic ans, willing to travel, long term,
Full-Time, dayshift, at a premier retirement
community Must have ability to stand long
periods of time. Flexible sc edule. Excel-
lent benefits and great work environment.
Applications available at Fleet Landing
Security Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233; Fax to 904-246-
944E Demail to jobxs fleetlanding.com.
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BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2.5BA, den w/fireplace,
office, screened pool. $2000/mo.
-13 Fairway Lane, JB. (904)241-0267,
ATLANTIC BCH, 51.8 Selva Lakes Circle,
3/2, 2 car garage, $1400/mo, no pets.
POFITE VEDRA, 3BR/2BA, beautiful
twh8m eon lake. End unit. $995/mo.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/2BA, Great area,
fresh paint.- WDHU. No pets. $1300/mo.
1850SF., MARSHFRONT, 3BR/2BA. split
sr ened porca of paiou masmer, frfe
place, 2 car ga ae. Near Mayo and JTB,
off San Pablo.rag1375/mo. +security de.
JAX BEACH 16th Ave S. & Roberts Dr
3BR/2BA, CH&A, screened porch, fenced
yard, garage, $1250/mo. 891-0606.
3BR/2BA HOME in Atlantic Bch (Cypress
Land g). LgO gr~a e launr hon k 3 I
nu RAB E d/2 n w r ov d hm
service incl. 164 Eldorado Way Call 476-
MARSH Landing CC home, totally reno-
v 9d5m. Furnis5e -40 unfurnished
$45m (904) 3-03
PVB, SOLANO Cay, 3/2, garage, fenced
yard, $1350/mo. 315-6558-
JAX BEACH- near ocean, 3BR/1BA.
CH/A. Lease, references required. 218 4th
Ave. South. $1195/mo. (904)221-4134,
L'ATRIUM, PONTE VEDRA, 2BR/2BA,
fireplace, 2 car garage, fenced yard,
Iawn service. Unfurnished. $1190/mo.
PONT 2VEDRA,el mile tdo beaches imma -
newly tiled akrachen, dining, I~ving room,
newly painted, new blinds, all amenities.
Unfurnished $1350/mo, fumished
$1700/mo, Please call (904)273-8923.
OCEAN VIEWS 2/1, new fresh paint,
great loaton,5 $850/mo, McGuire pMort-
Ocean view, 38R/2BA, 4th floor, garage
parking, pool. $1900/mo. East Coast Real-
PONTE VEDRA Lakes Townhouse re-
modeled, 2BR/2.5BA, on lake, end unit,
pnocl te ns. $90/4 o. CH Consulting,
LOVE tHE BEACHf? "tddCatedin pre~sti-
1%si s tSawgrassU Bac
effic n%1ywith W/D. Short term/ Long ter
BEAUTIFUL TOWNHOUSE in PVB,
2BR/2.5BA, completely remodeled, new
appliances, beautiful lake view, screened
in patio deck, 5 10 minutes from beach-
JAX BEACH 14th Ave. N. 1BR/1BA,
1 block to beach. Non-smoker. $895/mo.
2BR/2BA, THE Palms, marshview,
$1025/mo. includes water. 434-3456.
OCEANVIEW, NEW 3/2, Ig balcony. Con-
sider lease/ option.. 6mo.+ 463-7343.
PVB, 2BR/2BA, gated, fireplace, ground
floor, $1100/mo., Call 864-2440.
COSTA VERANO, short term or long term
rental. Oceanfront 3BR/ 3BA, over 2200sf'
end unit. Avail. 4/1. Min. 3mos rental. Fully
inis. $ys3ea rom anam hetee
pool, theater room. Call 568-6909.
PONTE VEDRA, Excellent 2BR/2BA, 2d
floor, tree views all rooms, neutral colors,
am st ne plans/ carpt e i c i
PVB OCEAN Grove, 1BR/1BA w/loft-
Overlooks pool and on lake. Must rent.
$1,000. Andy 588-4295 or Ken 251-5370.
PVB, 2BR/1.5BA TH Very clean & nice.
$895/mo. Avail now. (904)333-3844.
PB OoCEdN Grove 5la 2Td pa od
3 flo r dhe P~als sf rnishe~da 2/113 ,
3rd floor $1800/mo. Ashton Park 2/2
w/gar. $950/mo. Florida Coastal Realty-
PALMS AT Marsh Landing- 1st floor,
2BR/2BA, hardwood floors, granite, marsh
view, $1000/mo. 904-61 3-7605.
THE, POINTE at Ponte Vedra, 3BR/2BA
with 1 car garage. Enclosed Sun Porch
with views of La oon and Golf Course.
6el rm~oded. re1$25300/mo.. For appt
JAX BEACH-. The Palms, gated,
2ei in s2 waserwI idxr m oo& finetse
On y $995/ mo. (904) 472-4039.
OCEANFRONT CONDO Jax Bch. 2BR/
2BA fully furnished, ground floor. Pool,
2WD, cable &o Util i 31 $1 00 mont ly
rmin.) plus deposit. (904)349-1413*
NEPTUNE BEACH, walk to beach,
3BR/1.5BA. $1350/mo. Call 631-6582.
ATLANTIC BEACH West, 3/2, 1car gar,
bul 2e00c5 very prvate,I aslmaal i o rs
replace, On tidal access to intercoastal.
S$1700/mo. Richard 422-7424.
JAX BEACH, 4BR/2BA, 2 car garage, cov-
ered porch. 6yrs. old. CH&A, large master
bath, fireplace. $1700/mo. 631-6268.
..$1200lmo..403-3831 or 733-2023-
community pool. Ready nowl $1300/mo.'
BEACH CHARMER, 3/2 plus bonus room.
CH/A, WDHU, garage, sprinkler syst., tile,
new carpet. Pet ok with deposit.
JAX BEACH, Beautiful 3BR/2BA, 1700sf
2 car garage, fireplace, washer/ dryer
fenced yard, lawn service, great neighbor-
hood. $1500/mo. 568 0428-
ATLANTIC BEACH 550 Vikings Lane,
renovated, 3/2 home in established Sea
Spray neighborhood, walk to school/ parks
Town Center, beach. CH&A, 2 car garage,
laundry room, fenced yard, $1200/mo.
RECEPTIONIST, VET TECH w/experi-
ence & reliable Kennel Assistant for busy
Animal Hospital. Apply within, 28 Corona
Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach.
Answer multi-line phone, computer/ cleri-
cal work. $9-$10/hr.. M-F, FTf. Great of-
fice environment. Near UNF/ FCCJ. Fax
Full-time medical assistant to work in the
clinic at a Continuing Care Retirement
Community. Expen~ence required. Excel-
lent benefits. Applications available at
Fleet Landing Security Gate, One Fleet
Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233;
faxt to (904}246-9447: website at
jbfle tadn~oo EO~emD g-, Fre
BODYGUARDS COUNTER Assault
Teams Needed/USA and Overseas $119 -
O22K y ar. Bodyur $5 e$ 5000
LULU'S WATERFRONT GRILLE
Experienced Line Cooks needed to assist
in all aspect of our successful 10 yr. oper-
ation. Good pay and great people to work
with. If you have tried the rest, corte work
with the best. 285-0139.
Drivers: ASAPI Sign-On Bonus 35-42 opm
Em oyderC$ 000 a edeklymExcelent BeneR
SECRETARY/ RECEPTIONIST for clean-
ing company. Full time, computer & Quick-
tbooks a pus.nBen fits a ail.hEmailmresume
Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
ELECTROLYSIS/ HAIR Removal Special-
ist. for Medical Spa. Contact 241-2023.
FULL-Time all shifts available at a Premier
Retirement Community. Excellent benefit
package, competitive wages, good work-
Ing environment. Applications available at
Fleet Landing Secunity Giate, One Fleet
L~a ding B v., Atlani B ,oFL Faxnt
In ~com EOE/ Druo-Free Workplace.
Now offering station rentals.
Stylist and Nail techs.
TRANSFER DRIVERS Need 40 CDL
Class A or B drivers to transfer motor
homes, straight trucks, tractors, and bus-
es. Year around work. (800)501-3783.
OCEAN FRONT RENTAL
Vyam thn Home forCR nt 42R 4BA \eek-
ATL. BCH, 2/1, LR, EIK, WDHU, 1000sf-
$950/mo. TDO MGMNT. (904)246-1125-
EAST OF A1A, 2BR/2BA, Open floor plan,
yard w/deck, WID, Pets OK, $1340/mo.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3/2, wood floors,
12004%46-1112250/mo. .TDO MGMNT
SPINNAKER 1BR/1BA. Elegantly furnish-
ed. Steps to Ocean. Garage, Avail 4/1.
JAX BCH, 3/2, 2nd floor, WID, fireplace,
pool, fitness. Sale/ lease. 612-9172,
OCEANFRONT, 2BR/2BA, Ocean 14,
year lease. No pets. $1500/mo. +deposit.
PVB, 2BR/2BA, beautifully decorated with
-wood floors and tile. $995/mo. 868-6886.
1BR/1BA, GROUND floor, fireplace, WID'
2 pools, full gym, beach shuttle and ac-
cess. $800/mo. 294-1237.
2BR/ 1BA, wlgarage in PVB; $975/mo.;
walk to bars, restaurants, beach, golf.
Pets OK. 424-7396
PONTE VEDRA Summer House.
2BR/2BA, $950/mo. 1st mo. Free!
PONTE VEDRA, East of A1A, Short walk
to the ocean. 2/2, 1100sf. w/garge & fire-
place. Granite kit & baths. New tile, Oil
rubbed bronze light & plumb fixtures. All
appl. included. Low utilities. $925/mo. No
pets/ smoking. Call (904)881-0895.a
ACROSS FROM Ocean, like new, large
1BR, all amenities including WID, fitness,
pool. Short-term or long-term. Beautifully
fumished. $1450/mo. 386-5008. .
Newly renovated ill; partially furnished,
$825/mo. Call Maryanne, (904)537-6161.
OCEANFRONT CONDO, Jax Bch. 2BR/
2BA fully furnished, ground floor. Pool,
W/D & cable. Long term $1500/mo. First,
last & dep. (904)349-1413, (651)332-
oe nN Cunis~h d.C $10/o. 82f85 05.to
PV CONDO 2 BR newly remodeled, 1 car
garage, $950/mo. Top Sell Realty
ATL. BCH. 1-1/2 bik to ocean. 3BR/2BA,
fplc, DR, eat-in kitchen, scrnd. porch,
deck, lawn maint. incl. 450 Garden Ln.
32 POO 3ome off Hodges. Ready now!
FORT CAROLINE partially furnished
home. 3/2, 1 car gar., fenced yard, com-
lenO0/mo.r al Mranne 5en-616alowd.
ATLANTIC BEACH/ East of Mayport Rd.
ar Faiway tVill ilinvery DieHU2/2, f ced
ATaLANTICeBdeACH, 25 oH noepen f or
f'place, screened pool, comer lot,
$2100/mo. TDO Management Services, -
JAX BEACk, 2/2.5 townhome, tile/ carpet,
garage. $1 350/mo. TDO MGMNT.
INTRACOASTAL WEST, 3BR/2BA w/ga-
rage! Pool, tennis & morel $1150/mo. AII
South Realty, 241-4141-'
ATLANTIC BCH West/ Mayport, 3BR/
2BA, new remodel. Family room, eat- in
kit., fenced yard. $1250/mo.,, year lease-
ATLANTIC BEACH/ Mayport 935 Main St.
3BR/2BA, fenced yard, garage,
JAX BEACH- 930 S. 1st Ave., 1100sf.,
3/1, new wood flooring, bath & kit, W/D &
DW. $900/mo. AII South Realty, 241-4141.
PVB- DOLPHIN Cove 3BR/2BA, w/great
room & garage. Large fenced backyard,
patio. On cul-de-sac, newly renovated.
4%50m00.4 61ep ablee mid May,
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/2BA,
1200sf.,single car garage, fenced yard.
$1250/mo. No pets/ smoking. Deposit ne.
gotiable. Cali for info. (904)616-8054.
N. JAX Bch, 3BR/2BA, 6 biks from ocean,
no pets. $1200/mo. (904)534-7464 .
Auti cD~r. 3R/2CBHA, fene yr god
location. $1100/mo. +deposit. 982-0416.
__ ____ ___
OCEANFRONT- FURNISHED & unfur-
Inished homes & condos From $700 per
wNeek! AII South Realty, 241-4141.
OCEANFRONT 1BR or 2BR, daily/ week-
ly/ monthly, pool, 463-7343.
GREAT, BEACHSIDE Studio in Sawgrass
Beach Club. Full kitchen, washer & d er.
$400/wk or long term negot~aiaie.
(904)280-5170 or (904)616-5274.
S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully fumished, ocean-
front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267.
OCEANFRONT totally renovated, ftirnish-
ed, 4BR/ 2BA condo, long or short-term.
Also have Marsh Landing CC home avail-
OLbEAaN,hF LLY fuk ed5 /oume, bl ck
utilities. More info, 247-0354.
TUTORING AVAILABLE this summer. All
ages. English, Reading, Composition &
History. Flexible schedule. References.
AIRLINES ARE Hiring Train for h g h pay-
ing Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA ap.
proved program. Financial aid if qualified.
nosbitt oe Meait nan ( 8)C39-SA tion
is YOU are Interestedci ad~v~erti g0 uder
email: cl ssfied @beachesleader.com
PLUMBE~RS Neededti, ne~w conIstruction,
Joumeymen, Service Techs with experi-
ence. Valid DL a must. Benefits & top pay.
At~ HAIRSTYLIST WA~
Top pay, insurance & benefits. FT/ PT .
Baymeadows area. 519-0004.
VETRNR HOSPIrA Kdne At nd
qie Ms e enrg tc, perstonbe ,
3rd St., Jax Bch.
________ ___ _ _ _
1. Pequod co-
Owner, in "Moby
6. Top scores
11. Seance sound
P5 tah gently
16. 12/24 or 12/31
17. Dish served on
the half shell
19. Big racket
20. Put-down artist
21. Lindsay of "Mean
26. Tck off
29. Big Brother's
31. Most cunning
32. Model of
33. Hammer end
34. Poke paoff
37. Palm re der, e.g.
38. KP pile
40. Hoopster Bryant
1T~olkien cre tre
43. Show as similar
44. Make tougher
46. Least adorned
49. Bench rider
50. Hi- graphics
51. Beauty lover
55. Candy unit ,
56. River spanner,
61. Ballpark fig-
6 CRntinentn cash
64. Ouija board word
65. Abounding with
1. HA bell iin the Hall
23. Gem State ca ital
24. Eve of "Our MiSS
25. Valentine's Day .
28. Fish tales
30. Musical talent
31. Reject cruelly
35. Beyond pudgy
36. Revival setups
38. "The Sweetest
39. Word on an air
42. Animal, in dialect
The Planning Commission for the City of
Jacksonville Beach, Florida will meet and
hold a public hearing on Monday, April
14, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council
Chambers, located at 11 North 3rd Street,
Jacksonville Beach to consider the follow-
PC #09-08 Conditional Use approval of
a drinking establishment with outdoor
seat inua C mecial: C- zon dis
Section 34-342(d)(19) of the Jacksonville
Beach Land Development Code. The
property is located at 1020 North 3rd
PCO 1b0-08 Cned t oat se aprova si
dential Multi-family: RM-2 zoning district,
pursuant to Section 34-340 (d)(1) of the
Jacksonville Beach Land Development
Code. The property is located at 126
South 2nd Avenue.
The above referenced applications are
avIaible fonrdrev inmthet office of thte
GH Hall, 31 Norin 3rd Street during nor.
D.5 t~lnessr.Our n(MF.48am-5pml
CiyoJCksosm l @Bneach
If a person decides to appeal any decision
by the Planning Commission with respect
to any matter considered at any meeting,
such person may need a record of the
proceedings, and, for such purpose, such
person may ned to ensur that a vetae
wmicrh record inceuers the te timony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to~be
The public is encouraged to speak on is-
sues on this Agenda that concem them.
Anyone who wishes to speak should sub-
.mit the request to the recording secretary
prior to the beginning of the meeting.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Flori-
nedn tatueecial aco mow ton t a tci
ate ng ish meeting should contact the
anigand Development Department
no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day preced-
ing the meeting.
SPACIOUS CONDO at The Palms. 3/2
w/garage, $1200/mo., 242-9173. .
sFYOU are int retedc i d04 tsn un90d
email: cl ssifi d beaches eader com: :
DIcVOR E on2 g3n5a0urCo q redhildrEn,
cludes govt. feesl Call wNeekdays
(80)42-200ext. 600. (8am-6pm) At
Divorce, LLC. Established 1977.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1365 Seminole Rd., PONTE VEDRA- Spacious 4/3 home on
3BR/2BA, CH&A, garage, $1300/mo. 1yr. Iagoonl Near ocean & club! $2600/mo. AII
lease. 904-534-5541. South Realty, 241-4141.
JAX BEACH, walk to ocean, 4/2 remod- ATLANTIC BEACH, 160 Belvedere,
3eld,57 64675.mo., 18 Sandra Dr., 3BR/2BA, fresh paint, new carpet, fenced
33-7 -26 yard. $1100/mo. 463-41 04.
BNG LW ATSolo BCAy ir03aS lan?
raets we coe. $3 0/ o. (s90)3m3-b07 ..
EXPERIENCED VIOLINIST. offers violin TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re-
lessons at all levels also beginner piano. cord required. Call April, 246-9999.
Nocateel Walden Chase area. 280-8062. ,,.,c r,, ,. ,,.;,
nPI~1 L LVV rlr. uu~lr~ ruurr Iullr r ---~-----
WE BUY Scrap Gold for Cash! Estate and
WE BUY GOLD & DIAMONDS
Estate Jewelry and scrap gold
ATLANTIC & HODGES, 100- homes, The
boos tos copu er, Sothing, trni
housewares, fishing stuff, etc., Sat., 8am-
EPEbReENCEDwSERVwE Se ned dMu t
Please apply at Gene's Seafood, 1249
Penman Rd., between 2-4pm. Drug free
MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT: FT/ Bene-
fits 4011. Piai c untiticub re uir
gneral laborrd smel securityE Bckground
email@example.com or fax
LOCAL BEACHES plumbing company
needs exp. journeyman/ service. person-
nel. Please call 241-7191.
THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE BEACH
employsorindliv uals in u ariet pofd pis
2nedase vsit us in person at lieN. rd St.,
personnel~jaxbchfl.net, or visit our
website: www.co b.jobs Drug free work
environment, EO VP
NEEDED for home health care. $11/hr
To apply visit our website @ www.nfhson-
line.com or apply in person, North Florida
Health Services, 710 3rd St. N., Jax Bch-
HOME MAKER/ COMPANIONS
Needed for home health & area hospitals.
$8/hr. To apply visit our website @
www.nfhsonline.com or apply in person,
North Florida Health Services, 710 3rd St-
N., Jax Sch. 241-1656-
DETAILERS, EXPERIENCE a plus, but
will train. Must have valid driver's license
& transportation. Start $8/hr up. Only seri-
ous, responsible, hard workers need ap.
ply. Eric, 716-4413.
Part-time working with the elderly in otir
Assisted Living Facility at premier retire-
ment comrnunity Applications available at
Fleet Landing Security Gate, One Fleet
Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233;
Fax to (904)246-9447; email to:
b~s~fetlanding.om EOE/ Drug-Fr~ee
PONTE VEDRA Construction Company
looking for Administrative Assistant to surp-
port o fice in all admin and bookkeeping
duties. Must be advanced at Word & Excel
(Publishing software experience a plus).
Fax resume to (904)493-4949.
AB EACH DRIVERS*
Taxi Drivers needed to work Beach and
Intercoastal areas, at least 23 yrs. old,
good driving record. Call 249-0360.
LOOKING FOR a smiling face with a great
attitude and professional telephone skills.
utM bl ale D aret lients andnbnn a
errands Fae aloprfth 4o -o~r b0 y
MANICURIST- BUSY Ponte Vedra Nail
Shop has stations for rent. Licensed re-
Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT- needs
qualife dn vers for C ntral FlIni a- Lr d
tnkecro h vmat, no pumps, grer tbenne-
(866)GO-BYNt)M. Need 2 years experi-
PAINTERS WANTED for custom home
painting. Transportation & experience re-
GOrL dn REo tNDSCAnEP tBOV
dra Beach is currently seeking labor need.
ed for golf course landscaping. Experi-
ence preferred. Must have strong work
ethic. Excellent benefits after 90 days with
ofpotunitt to aadr ncend Aplnu pro
Tueod Saturday. Call 285-6514 ori-
FULL & PART-TIME SERVERS & E-
l"RAGE CART. Marsh Landing Country
Club in Ponte Vedra Beach is currently
hiring full & part-time dining room servers,
banquet servers and beverage cart staff.
Excellent benefits offered to full time em-
ployees including 401k, insurance, vaca-
tion days, sick days. Apply in person at
the Marsh Landing Clubhouse Tuesday -
Saturday. Call 285-6514 for directions.
PURCHASING MANAGER- live and work
at the beach. Extremely organized, de-
t ied,n defmoti It r inidu eded f
for all aspects of purchasing., receipt of
materials and back orders, assets and in-
ventory records. Candidate should have
strong MS Office skills, Quick Books a
plus. Competitive salary, 401k and full
benefits. Email resume plus salary re-
quirements to firstname.lastname@example.org or
SELVA MARINA Country Club is hiring
Chef, Sous Chef, Cooks & Servers. Apply
in pro h: 160 7Selva Marina Dr., At-
2004 TOY TA Se Kla, curof, load,
exc. con iion..2 mie. $10
2004 F-250 King Ranch, white/ tan out-
standing cond. $27,995. (904)S47-1239 or
1993 FORD Escort Wagon, $800 or best
CORVETTE- '87 Callaway $27,000.
~2000 BUICK Century gold, new tires,
struts & brakes, only 50,000 miles, clean
body, $5500. Call 704-0989 or 635-1679.
la9cr CAMaAROcRu seI,PW kels aenr
V6, $3500. John 904-234-8771 Iook online
HUGE 3-FAMILY Sale, tons of baby
ihems,bclothes ( adu c rrdrean)' hu
24 Dolphin Cove.
CCWMMUN TY YPARbD Sal C~o ingdi
April 5th, 8am-12pm
OSPREY POINTE Community Yard Sale,
Satr P~a~bo Rd., Sat., 4/5, 9am-1pm.; raln
MULTI-FAMILY SALE! 14393 Pelican Bay
Ct. Beach/ San Pablo. Sat., 7am-3pm.
BEACHWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD Wide
Garage Sale, Saturday, April 5th, 8am-
2m. Off Beach Blvd., near FCCJ Cam.
CmS nit YaYd Sle (na rAtlantic Bvd.,
k MARINE FLEA MARKIETr
APRIL 12TH & 1 3TH, 8am-6pm'
BEACH MAltlNE, 2315 BEACH BLVD.
JAX BEACH 904-294-0951
BOAT STORAGE in PV. Visit
1985 PROCRAFT 1650V, has engine, lo-
cated Jax. $4,500 OE)O. Call for details.
0 * I s
2002 HD SPORTSTER, Mint condition,
windshield, saddlebags, fiorward pe s.
Only34164 miles. $5000. 2002 HON6qA
RBL250, red, excellent condition.
9251 miles,$1500, 568-7139.
sULft Pn~amel 1tlh AvE. &7th Stt. S0., h
OOH LA La I aurettel 415 3rd St. .
Bi7 S le3 Quality furniture at low prices,
RAIN OR Shinel Inside Porchi (3) Storage
Units to be emptied. Thur., Fri., & Sat!
8am-? Something different each day. Fea-
turing (3) nice sets of bar stools! 629 4th
I AI&. & *.RA
MOVING- EVERYTHING must go! Furn.
ktthen& d nihg tglasswar pots& pan
3pm, 2197 Fairway Villas Ln. (off Mayport
TONY PRAT One'Day Only Sale! Satur-
day, 8am-7, 310 Pine St. Musical instru-
ments, CD's, books, like new clothes, fur-
niture, collectibles, Art. 347-731-9655.
Seminole to Seaspray to Pine -See ya.
SATURDAY, 8:30-7, 275 4th St., (corner
4th St. & Eastcoast). Everything must go.
NOTICE TO READERS
AffeVEgjs ET~he arh o frng ojb- eeatne
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.
ALL CASH candy route Do you earn
$800/d y95.3088M8 6sFreBO ad0 A~ll
Call us: We will not be undersold!
OPTOMETRY, West Beaches, Front
desk, customer service, all office aspects.
Friendly personality, ability to multi-task,
bookkeeping, PC, medical office experi-
ence a plus. Fax resume to 221-6504.
Sr S A
GREENFROG PEST PREVENTION
Join our team. Our company has openings
for our service dept, good salary, must
possess a good driving record, be custom-
er friendly. We offer company vehicle,
paid vacation and holidays. Leap over to
usa 24lyat -90 19th Street N. Jax.
CLASS "D" Security Officers needed to
work upscale gated communities and con-
dominiums in Jax and Ponte Vedra
Bnah ple tn pr ron fr c uur anteed
deg. JaF 2 02Dr(9 459819
SELVA MARINA COUNTRY CLUB at the
beach hiring experienced fine dining serv-
er. FT/ benefits/ 401(k). Email:
email@example.com or apply in per-
QIUOR STORE Clerk, Bartender, Door
P rson,wMeuk nbse oblidao wr as
pass drug test and background check.
Call Robert @ 465-0149.
SERVERS, Line Cooks, Dishwashers,.
Fine Dining. JJ's Bistro. Ponte Vedra,
273-7980. Gate Parkway, 996-7557.
AMERICA'S .FAVORITE Coffee Dist.
Guaranteed Accts. Multi Billion $ Industy.
Unlimited Profit Potential. Free info. 24 7
NOTICE TO READERS
WARNING: WHILE this newspaper does
not knowingly accept business opportunity
adls 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
new paper cannot guarantee the validity
ofofeinsenn tis cla 1 ficattron.hlf any ad
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. 35K OBO. Great
location, Beaches area.. Call Jenifer
& preschool, $100O/wk. 207-7459.
CERTIFIED IN-HOME Daycare. 5 wks.
and up. Call Becky 249-6391
CA EGIVR wtCN er looking for84work.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified Obeachesleader.com
MEDICAL HOME CARE. Companion,
Personal Care and Respite Services.
MALE CAREGIVER: Part-Time. Experi-
enced in all areas of care giving. CPR &
First Aid certified. .Excellent references.
Beach areas. Hours negotiable. 242-0820
CeAREv EM- nEStER ENPCED5 4 7e een
oTnEELi 1 IdIG for sare "Rck oB
Mau act rhe se rvinhg Amrica nsnce 19
RECLINER, LEATHER, navy blue, exc.
condition $500. Elliptical Trainer $350.
Roll-top desk w/chair $300. 536-6435 or
Cous ar. -ammerwww.*-marwansweawnwammesw
DRIVEWAYS, PATIOS, sidewalks, demo-
lition, & room additions. RK Ballard Con-
struction, Inc. Licensed & ins~ured. Call
IF YOU are interested in advertising under '
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: c asified @beachesleader.com
a a *
.FULL EXTERIOR Cleaning. Let us do
Au rrSbplricg Ce~a2 097Quality Service,
OCEANSIDE~ CLEANING INDUSTRIES
Safe roof cleaning. Spotless window
cleaning. Pressure washing. Licensed &
Insured. Call Kevin 994-0045.
A PLUS QUALITY PAINTING, 166.
To-0t~chn wrk gara nted 1rs a n r
p~air pre sue w shin~g Licented/ Insured.
QUALITY WORK FOR LESS
Painting, pressure washing, home repairs.
21 yrs. at The Beaches. Jeff 881-4223.
INTERIOR, Exterior Quality & Profession-
alism. Great Ra es. Free Estimates
0 ~11~343-95 7b(9l0612--173J535 nilmr
LICENSED PAINT Contractor will paint
average size room $95. Insured.
INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES, Call In-
side Out Interior Consulting (904)879-
5253 some local areas require area code!
Pe S2TTING your baby a guest in my
GOING AWAY? Let us care for- yur
home. -"IN LIEU OF YOU" 285 43.
s.rin Beaches and Ponte Vedra
Dwe~dE ad o rat d. qhe glitya d
customer service are demanded can
588-5222 Financing available.
SERVICE, REPAIRS, INSTALLATIONS
Free Estimates on replacements. L cense
CAC1814887. Credit cards accepted.
lations. Cali dJimmy, 482-2458, 343-3631.
Se sEd, nsured &A bonded cean dse v
ie Ne cstoers $320 off first cleaning
eS oME Coea ig31 oe cleaner, one
CARTER CLEAN, Homes and Small
COUNTER TOPS- SOLID Surface refinish-.
ing. Granite repair. Residential and com-
mercial. Kitchens and 'baths. Cell
(904)229-4627. Office (904)424-4090.
REPAIR GUY INC.
Home & office repair and maintenance.
.ONE CALL HANDLES IT ALL
Specializing in kitchens, cabinets, bath-
rooms, tile, doors, windows,, rotted wood,
tdeemite damage resotople lit drywal
LOWEST PRICES ATTHE BEACH.
WOOD REPAIRS. Termite & Rotten
wood, siding, stucco repairs. Custom
painting. Licensed General Coritractor.
PantP HOME lMPRa EMEN dN ors
carpentry, tile work, drywall. 241-7023.
QUALITY: HOME REPAIR: Painting,
Psur e mahi, FL oeinn and m e.
HANDYMAN- EXPERIENCED and very
dependable for quality repairs, service
calls, painting, improvements and miscel-
laneous jobs. DAVE. 246-6628.
email: ci ssified Qbeachesicader.com
p~ oe gme natd to u c ~? e no trle b
*Guest Service Agents Breakfast Servers
Catch the brilliant opportunity to be part of an
award-aspiring team. We provide excellent training,
compensation, and benefits for f/t and p/t positions.
_Call (904) 280-1661 x 1105, Fax: (904) 280-15344
DARCELLES HOUSEKEEPING. 20 years
experience. Licensed, insured, & bonded.
Move outs welcome. Satisfaction guaran-
teed. Call 446-6111, free estimate. Now
excepting new clients.
AN AMAZINGLY Clean House by Natasha
is expanding. Excellent prices and
detailed work. Lots of ref's. available!
HAVING A hard time finding someone you
can trust to clean your home? Never fear,
Dust Bunny is herel Reasonable prices.
Refs avail. 343-8547.
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MATCHING CHERRY mahogany BR set,
mint condition, king size bed, large dress-
er w/ 2 Queen Anne mirrors, 2 nite stands.
Call 363-1698 before 7pm.
CLEAN-N-GO CLEANING you can count
onl Call Melissa 476-3424.
PAGE CLEANING SERVICE
Specializing in residential and commercial
services, 7 days a week. (904)910-4039.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 pr
email: classified @beachesleader.com
WOOD Fence Installation. 35yrs Experi-
ence. hMick Outdoor Enterprises.
STUCK? FRUSTRATED? Call Rob. All
applications, house calls, training, repairs,
upgrades, websites, graphics Free phone
aech b9c4-24 -334 or email:
tis~ctgr ple cal Ov4 2990330
email: clasfe d@beachesleader~com
PALM TREE TRIMMING. Free estimates.
~rl~ I Ir\r~lTrC Ill^-L^-l LI^.l I-
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NOTICE OF ZONING CHANGE
The City of Jacksonville Beach has received an ap-
plication (PC #07-08) to rezone the property shown
below (7 S. 3rd Street), from Redevelopment Dis-
trict: RD to Redevelopment District RD. The ap-
plicant proposes to replace approved plans for a
72,000 s.f. office and commercial center with the
construction of a hotel or motel use exceeding
50,000 s.f. including eating and drinking place,
retail, meeting, and office space as permitted uses,
and with the structure hot to exceed 35' in height.
* "Soft Cloth" Exterior Wash
*, Interior Vacuuming
* Complete Towel Dry
Dash & Door Jambs Wiped
The public hearings will be held on the dates and
times listed in the City Council Chambers, located
at 11 North 3rd Street, Jackisonville Beach.
F'lorida. A copy of the application and other docu-
ments are available for public inspection at the
offices of the planning and Development Depart-
ment, 11 North 3rd Street, Jacksonville Beach,
Florida, during normal business hours.
If a person decides to appeal any decision by the Planning Commission
with respect to any matter considered at any meeting, such person~ may
need a record of the proceedings, and, for such purpose, such person may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to
The public is encouraged to' speak on issues on thisdgenda that concern
them. Anyone who wishes to speak should submit the request to the
recording secretary prior to the beginning of the meeting.
In, aceprdance,with the Americans With D~isabilities Act and Section
286.26, Flor-ida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing sp cial
accommodation to participate in this meeting should contact the Planning
and Development Department no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day preceding
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Full Service Wash Plus:
* Under Carnage wash & Rust
*Triple Foam "Clear Coat'
Air Freshener -11res Shined
Sport Uotily Vehalels, Wagor6s. IfUks
Third Row Seat Vehcies. Vars addl!'3
Full Service Wash Plus:
*Increased Shine and Surface
* Water Repellency for Safer
Driving in Poor Weather
* Alr Freshener Wheeil Bnte
April 2, 2008
The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader
Pa e 8B
Public hearings on the proposed RD amendment
are scheduled as follows:
The season's initial
First Coast Beach
Beach. Play was
'competitive in sev-
eral men's and
Moore returns a
serve in Women's
Morrissey sets the
ball for his team-
mate in Men's
Open pool play.
BE LOW: Claire
~Yonutas sets the
ball near the net in
the Women's Open
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tWiiilkT'~i'ves 'for a
dig off a serve-
Jacksonville Beach City Council
April 7, 2008
I -EXPRESs EXTERIOR WAsH ONLY
$ 5.00 Everydaayl~nanut in
I Exterior Only, Spot Free Rinse. 5 Minutes
Il- rrl- IiL I~~~r ~
Not Valid With An Other Ofer
':Full Service Wash Plus:
*:' Triple Foam "Clear Coat" Polsh
11res, Bumpers, Mouldings
*Air Freshener Wheel Bright
Under Canriage wash &. Rust
Beach volleyball season begins
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GET YOUR NEXT CAR WASH
S Super Saver
S Wash Books
SChoose from the Works Super
I Wash or Deluxe Wash
gADDITINAL CH1ARGE FOR VANs & TWRucS
VAUD ONLY WITH COUPON. NOT VALID Wil
ANY OTHER OFFER.
EXPIRES 4/30/08 C