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The 2008 Jacksonville Symphony Guild Designer Showhouse and Gardens, a
6,000-square-foot English country-style horne built by Collier Classic Homes
and situated in Pablo Creek Reserve, will be open' to the public April 19-May
11.The house will be available for purchase ohoe the Showhouse is closed,
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Crews hang a banner at the SeaWalk Pavilion in
preparation for the 18th annual George's Music
Springing the Blues Festival this weekend in
by LIZA MITCHELL
The event itself is free but the .
George's Music Springing the Ofpge
Blues Festival is expected to
bring big dollars to the Beaches this weekend.
Hotels, restaurants and retail shops will all bene-
fit from the three-day music festival held at the
SeaWalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach.
Jill Sprowrell, executive director of the Beaches
Chamber of Commerce, Thursday said the thou-
sands of people that attend the festival every year
help maintain the Beaches economy during a
"It is great to bring that caliber of visitor to the
Beaches," she said. "They stay in hotels, dine and
shop. People come from all over the country."
Festival founder Sam Veal said Springing the
Blues has evolved from a music-based event into a
diverse, community oriented festival that targets a
variety of demographics.
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Various food vendors and activities. i
SBring identification if planning to puir- i
Chase alcohol on site.
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by LIZA MIlTCHELL
The new Jacksonville Beach post
office is still planned for the Beach
Plaza shopping center but Ilnge~ring
questions about the location sysist for
both city and postal officials.
Plans to relocate the facility from its
current site at Third Street and 7th
Avenue North to the shopping center
on Beach Boulevard were announced
But Mayor Flandl Sharp Mlonda! said
that city officials are still in the dark
about whether the project will actually
come to fruition.
"We lorow less about this now than
wve did before," he said. "It is disap-
point~irgthat ths is theb r essedi i.
the City Council in January and
vowed to improve communication
after complaints from somet of the
Sharp said despite the asstirance of
Rosenberg, who took over the job as
Postmaster in October, 2007, city offi-
cials are still grasping for information
without much result.
"I think he was perfetly sincere in
what he said. But appa.Iently he wasn't
on the inside," he said. "Iiain con-
vinced they don't kilow what they are
Another possible reason for the
delay, Sharp said, could be a tug-of-war
between postal officials and the plaza
representatives over the, terms of the
Southeast Facilities Service Office
Manager Jerry Goddard in a March 20
email to City Manager Geor~ge Forbes
acknowledged that there is a pending
lease in place for the Beach Plaza facil-
ity but could not provide any details
on when the project might begin or
when the new full-service office would
be in operation.
SElderllygroup home replaces condo plans
Planning Commissioners.will also review a request to
allow a! 60-bed elderly group home at 126 2nd Ayenue
Mann said condit~io~nal use approval is required for
ah~y project with a capacity of six or more. The capacity
of the facility is regulated by the number of beds, he
The developer had originally assembled the property
for a condominium but decided to change e the intended
use, according to the city. The property is zoned for res-
Mann said the site is a convenient location because
businesses such as WValgreen's and McDonald's are witi-
in walking distance,
The Jacksonville Beach Planning Commission will
consider requests for a new drinking establishment with
outdoor seating and a new assisted living facility at 7
p.m. Monday, April 14 in council chambers.
A conditional use application was submitted to con-
vert the former Richard's Mattress and Wicker location
-at 1020 3rd Street North into a wine and cigar bar.
The property also once housed Lillian's adajcentto
Harry's Seafood Grille. ,If approved, the businesses
would share a common courtyard as part of the request
for outdoor seating.
Senior Planner Bill Mann Thursday said the proposed
use is consistent with the city's proximity standards
relating to the nearest bar.
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Three sections, 22 pages
Weekend Edition April 4, 200
to save $80k
Staggered start times will
mean more officers on
the street, chief says
by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNJES
Neptune Beach police officers will
begin a new shift schedule in June to
provide better protection for citizens and
~Beginning June 1, Neptune Beach
poliCe OfficerS Will maintain 11.25-hour
shifts which will reduce the amount of
overtime the city pays, according to
Police Chief David Sembach.
Currently, the city has 18 officers with
three officers at a time assigned to the
same 10-hour shifts.
The new hours will allocate five offi-
cers per shift, allowing more officers to
patrol the streets during peak times -
specifically from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 10
p.m. to 2 a.m, according to Sembach.
The start times for the officers will be
The addition of one more officer will
complete the formula for the new shift
schedule, Sembach said.
"Hiring another officer will save the
city money," Sembach said, explaining
that overtime will be reduced signifi-
cantly with the addition.
The staggered start time will allow offi-
cers' to overlap, allowing more officers to
be on patrol, Sembach said.
Last year, the city spent more than
$80,000 in overtime for police officers,
according to Sembach.
Because the department is small, offi-
cers have to be called in when others are
out sick or on vacation, Sembach said.
"[The new shift schedule] will elimi-
nate the need for overtime," Sembach
sa e starting salary for an entry level
officer is $33,553, according to Sembach.
The city will be conducting interviews
for a new officer over the next two
weeks, Sembach said.
In Jacksonville Beach, which encoun-
ters more crowds at the beach than the
other Beaches cities, the police depart-
ment is also "actively recruiting" officers
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~Post office still in limbo
New uses sought for old, properties
We are not going:
to be changing our
COde. They can go
take a flying leap*
--- Jax Beach Mnayor
on what postal officials can
expect from the city
wi h hsu n)jctias sonmas p srblae,
But Iroject architect Kenneth Welch
cautioned postal officials in a Feb. 26
email to several parties including
Rosenberg that the deal is not yet
finalized until both parties agree on
the terms of the lease.
Beach Plaza representatives must
answer a request for lease costs as well
as relocation costs for the businesses
affected "to be sure we meet budget
"Let's not get too excited yet,"
Sharp said he's. heard from some
postal insiders that the plans for the
Beach Plaza site are still in full swing.
"After numerous different scenarios,
this appears to be our only option,"
But, Sharp said, other sources have
indicated that "the deal with the plaza
is dead" and plans are in the works to
build a new facility at a different loca-
"They make it sound like it's done
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Pixels and Pelican Pete
"From Pencils to Pixels: The Art of
Picture Books" is the featured Art @ 3 lec-
ture Monday at the Cultural Center at
Ponte Vedra Beach.
The event is free and open to the pub-
lic. The event begins at 3 p.m. at the cen-
ter, 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach.
Hugh and Frances Keiser of St.
Augustine, creators of the Pelican Pete
series of books, will talk about their chil-
Paint-in set Wednesday
S"Techniques in Painting," a live, paint-
in session scheduled 2 p.m. Wednesday in
Ponte Vedra, is the latest in the
"Adventures in Art" series presented by
FOCUS Cummer and the Friends of the
Several local artists will demonstrate
techniques that can be used by painters,
either beginners or accomplished artists,
for easy and satisfying results.
The event, free and open to the public,
will be held at the Ponte Vedra Beach
King service today
A service in memory of Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. will be held at 6 p.m.
today, April 4, at the historic St. Paul
A.M.E. Church in St. Augustine.
Speakers will talk about their personal
recollections of Dr. King when he was in
St. Augustine in 1964.
The church is at 85 Dr. M.L. King Ave.
Support or grieving women
Beaches Women's Partnership will be
starting a grief support group for women
This free support group is for women
who are coping with t~he death of a loved
one. The group will be held the second
and fourth Wednesdays -of the month,
from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the office of
Beaches Women's Partnership, 1122 Third
St., Suite 5, Neptune Beach.
Sharon; L. Griffith, a licensed mental
health counselor, will be. facilitating the
group. Call 249-1450 for information.
How to spot storms
The Guana reserve's brown-bag lecture
noon to 1 p.m. today is a primer on storm-
spotting. The event is held at the
Environmental Education Center of the
Guana Tolomato Matanzas National
Estuarine Research Reserve. Bring your
lunch to the free lecture. Call 823-4500.
Roundtable meets April 14
The St. Johns Civic Association
Roundtable meeting is scheduled 9 a.m.
to 11 a.m. April. 14 at the main branch of'
the St. Johns County Public Libjrary
System, San Carlos at U.S. 1., St.
Gallery tour is Saturday
The Spring Beaches G~allery Tour, with
open houses presented by artist members
of the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra
Beach, is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Gallery tour maps will be available at
the Cultural Center, 50 Executive Way,
Ponte Vedra Beach. .
Also at the center will be readings by
Lois Simon of "Mac, The Story of a Happy
Apple," at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday,
followed by a pastel drawing activity with
children and their parents.
Art demonstrations and workshops will
be presented throughout the day at the
center, and refreshments will be served,
The tour is free and open to the public.
Portraits by Jay Shoots are on display at
the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra
Beach, where a gallery tour begins
Hazardous wastes collected
Household hazardous wastes will be
collected from St. Johns County residents
in the TPC parking lot in Ponte Vedra
Beach from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The parking lot' is off Palm Valley Road
just west of State Road A1A.
Items to be accepted are paint, motor
oil, oil filters, gasoline, fluorescent bulbs,
.wax, cleaners and soap. *
Also accepted will be pool chemicals,
pesticides, insecticides, grout, aerosol
cans, antifreeze, adhesives, flea dip, car
and appliance batteries, polishes, lamp
oil, lubricants, muriatic acid, propane gas
o a- com
Children's author and'~tilus-
trator Denise Fleming will
present two programs
hauda aat hthe Ponte Vedra
In 1991, Fleming turned
e pppg inoclru ha atr
Grass." Seventeen years later
shd's still turning out popular
Her programs, to be given
at 10 a.m. and 2 p.mn., are
sponsored by the Friends of
the Ponte Vedra Library.
Fleming said her papennak-
ing is "wet, messy, and won-
derful," noting that the medi-
um "requires that you be up
to your elbows in brilliant
color the Tall, Tall Grass" is a
story based on summer after-
noons spent with her daugh-
ter in the woods and fields
near her Toledo, Ohio, home.
She depicts "the hot sun'
the drone of bees in the grass'
birds in~ berry bushes'
grasshoppers and crickets '
bouncing at our feet," and she
said she uses "strong colors,
not always the colors that
nature chooses, but colors
mvemn o ea m rt culad
creature or moment."
Among the author's 16
oi he eoso ts "etle 1Bop,"
GHer ne est creation, Bust r
be released in May.
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Although her books are
readily identifiable by the dis-
tinctive artwork, Fleming
spends nearly as much time
on the words for the books.
"Once I get the idea, I start
working with language, form
1 IT et orh noa rh dl a
she is quoted in a 2007 inter-
"I have my little doodles
ad lso sndthistsa Afgood
ma.Watds lia feel good in
"I'm very aware of the
rhythm of the book and I read
out loud as I write. I like to act
out my books as I read them-
do a lot of body movement-so
I try to think of words that
would be good for body
abl cor lurch eebandksdl
autographing them at both
events. For more information
on the artist, visit her web site
oibrany isoff Stat Ra A1A
just south of Solana Road.
photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Bil Dutter (third from left), principal of Seabreeze Elementary, Jacksonville Beach, dances the
hula with teachers James Prater (from left), Joe Andrew, Julie Doubleday, Becky Prater and
Kathy Surcey March 27 for "All Things Hawaiian" cultural day at the school. Their teacher was
Anela Johnson of Na Lei Ka'ipo Ka'u Ho'olpoipoikamalanai hula school.
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Reverend Hay is pleased to announce...
he will begin having an
interdenominational worship service on
Sunday, April 6th at 11:00 a.m.
The Jacksonville Beaches Woman's C'lub honored Fletcher High School students at their April
meeting held at the Selva Marina Country Club. Pictured from left is Mary Brandhorst, Education
Chairperson, David Appleman, the 2007 recipient of the HOBY Award, Anna Forest and Katie
Galligan, both Fletcher seniors, were awarded for scholarships for 2008. The awards will be pre-
sented at the senior awards assembly in May.
by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
A Ponte Vedra utility plant
notorious for its odor will
undergo a new design to
address its smell as part of St.
Johns County Utility
After the county's acquisi-
tion of Intercoastal Utilities in
December, the department
pledged $1.8 million to
"address odor control" at the
utility plant, located at the
south entrance to Sawgrass
Country Club on the east side
of State Road A1A.
"We're in design mode,"
said St. Johns County utility
director Bill Young, adding
that three different design
options are being considered
to solve the problem.
The design will be selected
.within two to three months,
and that will determine how
the odor will be addressed, he
The new, odor-controlling
plant is expected to be com-
plete in July 2009, and the
new plant will have the same
operational ~efficiency as the
:the one it replaces, he saidt. "
The 4,500 new customers
will have the same rates as the
,ocated at the former Jacksonville Beaches Women's
:1ub building 1315 2nd Avenue North, Jacksonville
everyonee is invited to worship with us regardless of
:heir denominational background.
:0f m018 information phone Reverend Hay,
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acknowledge that the retail and
carrier operation will be split if
the facility is at Beach Plaza.
"It will be split by only 15
feet. The retail portion is not mn
a contiguous space with the car-
The lease for the existing post
office at 3rd Street and 7th
Avenue North ends May, 2009.
"It is going to expire and it is
not going to be renewed," he
said, noting that city officials
must still approve any plans for
the site including parking and
security before the deal is final-
ized. "We are not going to be
changing our code [to fit their
project]. They [postal authori-
ties] can go take a flying leap."
but nothing has been signed,"
he said. "I have a funny feeling
they are trying to make [the
leasing agents] believe that they
are going to go somewhere else.
They are backing themselves
into a corner is what they are
In a telephone interview
Monday, Goddard acknowl-
edged that the plans are not;
complete and could not confirm
a definite location or a timeline.
"This has been a very difficult
project for us. We are still trying
to iron out all of the details to
make something work,"' he said.
"We are getting closer every
Goddard did, however,
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With registration under way
for the new Ponte Vedra High
School, Principal Craig Speziale
has hired "just a few" classroom
teachers, he said this week.
"The main [hiring] .. is
going to be very soon,"
Speziale, principal of the high
school being built west of
Ponte Vedra Beach, said
Monday in a telephone inter-
The teachers, already hired
are in "core" subjects such as
English, math and science, and
they are teachers at Nease and
Bartram Trail high schools,
which both are losing teachers
and students to new high
"As I post positions, teachers
that are in the [St. Johns] coun-
ty (School District] have the
first opportunity to apply," he
The exact number of class-
room teachers needed won't be
known until registration is
:re lkel ned 1o Sai 4to -
of private school students
zoned for Ponte Vedra High.
Speziale said administrators
at Ponte Vedra High "are very
pleased" that about 160 stu-
dents have been accepted into
Ponte Vedra High's two
Academy of Biotechnology and
Medical Research and Academy
of International Business &T
"That's a good number to
start," he said, adding that it is
anticipated interest in the
academies will increase as the
About 20 applicants were
turned down for the acade-
mies, he said, and some have
appealed that decision.
A student might be turned
down if he or she does not
have a prerequisite, Speziale
said, or if other requirements
are neit met.
"These are academic classes,"
Speziale said. "We want a stu-
dent that's demonstrated ..
teachers, as well as guidance
counselors, deans and others
who will complete the faculty.
About 80 percent will be
hired before the end of the
school year, with the remain-
ing coming on board this sum-
mer, he said.
While Ponte Vredra High and
Creekside High, being built in
Northwest St. Johns County,
will both be hiring staffs for
their new student bodies,
Nease and Bartram will be los-
ing faculty as students now
attending those schools move
to the new schools.
Nease, the high school
attended by most Ponte Vedra
teens, will lose about 1,000 stu-
dents, Nease Principal Linda
Thomson said in her weekly
update to parents Friday.
That will mean losing about
50 teachers, she said.
Registration of Nease 10~th
graders who as juniors will
be Ponte Vedra High's most
senior class began Monday
and was to continue Tuesday.
Temda svnng wih stde::
event, said the festival pro-
vides a great opportunity for
citizens to make a difference
on a local level,
"Now is the time more than
ever to bring good strong
entertainment and something
positive to the community,"
West said. "We really appreci-
ate what they are doing."
Mayor Fland Sharp said he
recalls when almost two
decades ago Veal approached
the City Council with an idea
to produce a blues festival.
"We thought he was crazy
but he persevered. It seems
like another lifetime ago,"
"Jacksonville Beach is a very
different place 18 years ago. It
has changed of the better. The
blues fest has been a part of it
and we are very proud of
Guitarist Ed Cotton, who
was the featured performer
and educator with the Blues
in the Schools program that
exposes school-age children
to blues musiF said the festi-
val is vital to the community
because it provides a positive,
enriching environment for
the entire community.
"Hope is the most impor-
tant thing that an art form
can give to a listener, especial-
ly in these difficult times we
live in. But they are no more
difficult than the times that
Robert Johnson lived in or
Muddy Waters," Cotton said:
"Everybody's experience is
the same yet different.
Everybody has difficulties but
everybody has hope. A little
bit of that glimmer of happi-
ness that we all find in blues
music. People like Sam Veal
and the musicians that will be
playing at the festival are
keeping that alive."
"It is not just all about blues
inusic on the stages. It's about
people getting together," Veal
said at a recent press confer-
ence for the event. "Part of
what we want to do is create
that sense of community. We
britig the world to
Several outer festival events
such as the Surfing the Blues
contest at the pier and a 62-
mile Tour de Vilano bike ride
allow producers and partici-
pants alike to give back to the
community that has hosted
the three-day festival for the
last 18 years.
"This festival has just grown
into a really dynamic event,"
Sprowell said. "We get a lot of
calls at the chamber about the
blues fest and the Visitor's
Center sees 'a dramatic
increase in calls."
Paul West, who heads the
Aqua East Surfing the Blues
JB and AB
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to fill vacant positions. In
Jacksonville Beach, few of
the department's part time
posts are filled and funds
budgeted for those spots
are used to pay overtime to
full time officers.' The
department had four full-
time slots open at the end
The Atlantic Beach
Police Department is also
"short staffed" and is look-
ing to fill three positions,
according to Police Chief
David ThomIpson, who
said that the "motivation
is not to reduce overtime '
but rather to fill speci ic
po Ils added that "hir-
ing more people doesn't
always reduce overtime."
WOrk planned to stop odors at PV ulility plant
Hiring begins for PV Righ
2036 May port Road
Chamber reports many calls from visitors
>FESTIVAL, from A-1
www. eace .
--~Stop dreaming and- stop trying
to carve parts of Guana away
to help rampant development
sidize the electric bills of
residents of Ponte Vedra,
Palm Valley and Neptune
According to the budget
document, ~some of the
problems are increasing
maintenance costf, decreas- .
_ing-- number of customers
per employee, and, most
importantly, increased costs
for natural gas our main
source of~p;?:,ppyg ~i:-.;1 :':i
It also states thiat "the
demand charge (fixed cost)
of wholesale power from
FMPA [where we~ buy power]
will go up significantly" and
"changes in the electrical
industry due to global
warming concerns will have
a significant impact on City
revenue sources". So it looks
like our rates are going to go
even.. higher in the near
Now, as in Atlantic B'each, .
JEA would add a franchise
fee' of about 6% to the
power bill. This' money
would go to Jacksonville
Beach. On total charges of
$100 million,.this would
generate $6 million for
Jacksonville Beach` each
Year, quite a bit better than
the $2.5 million income
projected for this fiscal year.
"' As- a bonus, ~the City. of
Jacksonville: w'iould realize-
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1More letters to the editor:
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Science Center. I have heard
first hand their testimonies as
to the impact this program
made on their lives. Many of
them finished school and
continued in life successfully
because of the second chance
they'were given at the Marine
Science Center. *
If each school district in
Flo ia hadktis ssamedeprol
To the editor:
I am a retired Deputy from
the Jacksonville Sheriff's
Office. I was assigned to the
Mayport area for twenty-
seven years and during that
time had the opportunity to
watch many kids grow up and
I was able to see so maly
suomenq bomensu mesfua i
bio ribe au e~f tha gea esu
and learning experience gi en
WVatch for crooks
mWe c neine to see residential
si plyM y opn sg ulocec
doors and windows. I urge each
of you to remember to lock your
doors and windows in art effort
to stop these burglaries.
Another tool in combating
crime is through the
aNeighborhood Watch Program.
SBy banding together with law
are more apt to prevent crime
before it occurs.
This community-based pro-
ya ?:mhas been proven to deterrme
The concept for the program
ar in is simple: Neighbors looking out
t to for neighbors. Any community
lers. resident can take part, young
ith a and old, single and married,
ty of 'renter and home owner. Just a
S6% few concerned residents, a com-
costs munity organization or the
%/ for Sheriffs Office can spearhead
cus- the effort to organized
,25% Neighborhiood Watch.
mers, Members learn how to make
lount their` homes more secure, watch
out for each other ahd the
:bt is neighborhood, and, most
hand uniportantly, REPORT activities
ash. I that raise their suspicions to the
aches Sheriffs Office. You can form a
,r dis- Neighborhood Watch group
worth around any geographical unit
:ome, such as, a block, apartment
.Jax building, park, business area,
loney housing complex, office or
ate an marina. Watch groups are NOT
i/yeat vigilantes. They are extra eyes
h the and ears for reporting crimes
would and helping neighbors. The
$11 programs also builds pride and
better serves as a springboard for
5 mil- efforts that address other com-
Si `murnty concernsRuHEi as recre-
City tiodfri y~;outh, Etuld dire, and
profit, affordable housing.
if we If you are interested in form-
n the ing a Neighborhood Watch in
h e- your area, and one does not
10 to a exist, form a small planning'
committee. Set a date and loca-
bene- tion for an initial neighborhood
re the meetings. Then contact the
com- Sheriffs Office and request that
Large a Crime Prevention Officer
good come to your meeting to discuss
aches your specific community's prob-
ost to lems and needs.. Contact as
spon- mlany of your neighbors as pos-
sible and ask if they would be
energy, willing to meet to organize a
could Neighborhood Watch group.
trying There are several concrete
rate' steps you should take to make
about the organization successful.
es in Contact the Sheriffs Office for
help in training members in
in who home security and reporting
onville skills as well as for information
On local crime patterns. Select a
coordinator. and block captain
who will be. responsible for
organizing meetings and relay-
ing information to members.
-- omterothietao Rorkandols
mng for help; someone looking
inte rndowsU sf naiese
Property being taken out of
houses or building where no
~t one is at home, or the business
Sis closed. Cars vans, or truck
als mov"ng slolyth no hights or
being forced into a vehicle. A
by all stranger running through pri-
lot by vate yards or alleyways. A
;hts of stranger sitting in a car or stop-
Johns ping to talk to a child.
Abandoned carss' Most impor-
uiring tantly try to obtain a tag num-
[NERR ber and direction of travel of a
se of suspect and pass that informa-
most tion to the Sheniffs Office.
It has Remember, don't investigate-
Sthat these problems yourself. Report
e time these and other suspicious inci-
er the dents to the Sheriffs Office as
[NERR they are happening.
Shave Once you get started, there is
.d his- virtually no limit to the innova-
r back tive ways ~to combat crime and
high- increase involvement of your
.community.- Your neighbor-
n; as 'I hood will not only become safer
,cotee and more secure, but will have
great the added benefit of neighbors
Valley brought closer together, with
Lane opportunities to rekindle the
Feels sense of community that many
areas of the country have lost
O'Neal over the years.
Master For information, contact our
ralists Crime Prevention Section at the
TMN- Sheriffs Office at 810-6603.
ERR) Shoar is sheriff of St. Johns
Beach County and may be reached at
side of the road, which then
turns attention, once again, to
the Guana. Personally, I hav~e
never seen any major traffic
jams in this area; I seldom
even ha e to stopp at the
round-about. The major traffic
flow problems are at Odom's
Mill, Landrum Lane, further
up at Canal Boulevard, and at
Palmer Academy. Ever .try get- ~
ting onto 210 from Canal
Blvd. between 7:30 and 9
As to the "piece of swamp"
you refer to, have you ever
actually spent any time there?
I'm in there quite a bit and
have seen miles of it on horse-
back. Sure, there are swamps,
but also some of the most
beautiful oak hammocks .I've
ever seen. Wildlife is abun-
dant, and their signs are eve~ry-
where. I'm never there alone. I
always run into other riders,
hikers, and bikers. On ,week-
ends I know to get there early
because parking can get tight.
At the dam entrance, fishing is
very popular, as well as kaya~k-
How is this a "misuse" of
Jtate land? Isn't that' what it's
fot? S6'i~taft t\~e'kanf'alrnj enym~
it? The State of Florida needs
to continue to stand firm
against' the whiners who
arrived during the time of
rampant development and
now want everything their
"Give it up and get over it!"
To the editor:
[Re: 4-2-08 letter by Jim
Walker "People should scream
about misuse of public land"]
What's "absolutely ridiculous"
is the gimme mentality that
arises every time someone
comes up with what they per-
ceive to be better usage of part
of the Guana River State Park.
So now they need to give up
"a narrow band of land" for the
four-laning of 210 so that we
"living, breathing, tax-paying
humans" won't be inconve-
nienced during times of heavy
traffic or hurricane evacua-
tions. [As Walker said]: the tax-
payers of Florida paid dearly
for this land. Not just the tax-
payers in Ponte Vedra, but ALL
ofLmorida. For preservation. So
that future generations will
have the opportunity to see
what Florida used to look like
before -it -became one huge
If pieces had been carved
out for special interest groups
as the "need" arose, there
would be nothing left now.
The problem' here is the fact
that, for years now, thousarids
of new homes h ve.been built
~ith no though `to contitt-t
rency issues. The roads simply
can't handle the load. Yes
.even people in my circle of
friends are amazed at this lack -
of foresight on the part of our
This particular problem
should have been addressed
before Sawmill Lakes was ever
approved. Now, there's not
enough land to take from that
around $9 million/ye
income,' at no .cos
Additionally, even w
10% tax to the Cit
Jacksonville and the
franchise fee; power
would decrease 6 to 7'
tomers and from 10 to
again based 'on the am
of power used.
Beaches Eriergy de
about equal to cash-in-
so that would be a w;
don't know what Be
Energy is worth but fo
cussion~assume it is ~
one years total inc
about $100 miion
Beach could put that m
in the bank and gene
additional $5 -million
or so. Combined witl
franchise fee, this v
than the pro ~cted $2.:
lion profit this~~vear:
could divide the
amorigst the residents:
made $100 million o
sale, we could give eac
ident $4,500 or $13,50
family of three.
SPei-haps the biggest
fit would be to remove
distraction of a small
munity trying to run a
utility. Now they do a
job' on running Be
Energy, but at what ci
the -rest of the City's re
If we sell Beaches E1
maybe Mr. Forbes
spend more time on 1
to lower our crime
iristead of worrying
replacing power lin
Smith is a businessman
lives in downtown Jackse
Beach with his faindly.
selling Beaches Energy
proposition. Jax Beach
would make more money
each year, the City of
Jacksonville` would receive
additional 'revenue, power
costs to Beaches Energy cus-
tomers would decrease, the
'existing employees wouldd
all maike more money, the
Cityr staff could focus on
running the City instead of
a low-profit electrical com-
pany, and, potentially, each
resident would get a big
check from the profit on the
SA~ccrding to the budget
document for the current
fiscal year, Beaches Energy
will have a loss of about one
million dollars on total rev-
enue af ab;oitliifTOG rilldotr
This is after transferring
"about $3.5 million to the
City's general furid .so actthil`
profit is about..$2.5 million.
incomet.b Beaches Energy ~
'" rom tcasn''~taout $31 mil-
lion) in their enterprise
fund is about $2.9 million,
so all the profit is interest
on money in the bank.
From a business stand-
point, a 2.5% profit on $100
million in sales is not very
If our electricity was
cheap you could understand
it. However, even after
adding the 10% tax to JEA
charges imposed by the City
of Jacksonville, Beaches
Energy costs 11 to 13%
more for residential service
than JEA and 21 to 35%
more for commercial serv-
ice', depending on the
amount of power used.
--I guess it also wouldn't be
so bad if we were just serv-
It is kind of 1aDL1;o swal-
~rowi-'-fitIt le City diak~s '
~businesses in Jax Beach sub-
Kathleen Feindt Bailey Linda Borgstede
Editor, The Beachs Leader Director ofSales
Thomas Wo'od Karen Stepp
Presidentannd Publisher Vice President
Editor, Ponte Vedra Leader
of the taxpayers and n
or for the exclusive rig
Ponte Vedra or St.
In summary, acql
and converting GTM
land .for the purpo
widening a road will
likely never happen.
been my. experience
when people make the
to explore and discov
wonders of the GTM
they feel fortunate to
this great national an
torical reSource in ou
yards (not a four lane
way) and return often
One last observation
.travel east from No
Parkway across the
expanse of the Palm
Bridge onto our two
country ~road, it just
Eco Trail Guide (G
Ponte Vedra :
by the Florida Department
Protection (State) and
NOAA (Federal) agencies.
2. -"You carr kayak from
one end of: Guana to the
other and see' not a living
Sometimes that is the case
but many times you see hik-
ers,: horseback riders, bicy-
clists, hunters, and oh yes,
Other kayakers. Please don't
try to discredit the ini~por-
tance of the NERR (National
Research Reserve) by the
absence of human sighting,
This insinuates that no one
enjoys using the land. .
~'3. If you had an accident
in the middle of the day in
Gxiana and needed help you
would never be found".
The GTMNERR has login
sheets with free maps show-
ing well marked trails at
each public entrance but
you should carry a. cell
phone. I don't believe I have
ever heard of anyone going
into the GTMNERR and not
4. "it is our land".
To the editor:
The Leader (4/2/08) pub-
lished a letter from Mr.
Walker about .widening
Middler Road from a two to
a four lane highway begin-
ning at 'the round-about
east to A1A.
Conversion of this prop-
erty will in most likelihood
never happen. His letter
[has] misperceivedd remarks
Our community has been
down.-this road (no pun
intended) for years. Most
-nrotable- -ther'or-ife' Ve'dra
High School land squabbles.
The -inaccuracigs are as
1. "The Guana -River
State Park organization,
whatever or whoever that
Guana has .not been a
State Park since 1999. GTM-
NERR stands .for G~uana
National Estuarine Research
Reserve, one of 27 such
research reserves in the
United States. The reserve is
a partnership, co-managed
Bob 1Fernee .
Almnandra Kunnmms ~
Ann Von Thron
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Leave 'em Laughin' Special Presentation: A screening of the
2005 DVD of the original version of "King Kong" will be held on
the 75th anniversary of the movie's release in 1933 and spon-
sored by the "Leave 'em Laughing Tent," the Jacksonville chapter
of the International Laurel &c Hardy Appreciation Society (a/k/a
Sons of the Desert). Special guest speaker will be Michael
Jacobson, webmaster of the Jacksonville site DVD Movie Central.
The event runs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Pablo Creek Branch
Library, 13295 Beach Blvd., between Kernan and Hodges
Boulevards. The "King Kong"' screening will be preceded by
Laurel &T Hardy's 1932 short "The Chimp." The event is free to all
ages; free sodas and "Kong Cake" will be served to all comers. For
information, visit www.1eaveemlaughing.com or call Steve Bailey
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A il 4 2008
$30 = Monday-Wednesday
$75' = each for Thursday,
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
S$175 = Weekly Grounds
There is a $10 per order han-
dling fee per order (not per
Dr. R.G. Packo, DC
SMedicinte & R T.
the show is $30.
The fee is $100 for exhibiting
a business at the event.
For information call the
chamber at 285-2004 or regis-
ter online (www.ponteve-
Two join river board
Hans G. Tanzler III of
Jacksonville is one of two
recent appointees for the gov-
erning board of the St. Johns
River Water Management
The other is Douglas C.
Bournique of Vero Beach. Gov.
Charlie Crist made the
Tanzler, 56, replaces Duane
Ottenstroer, who served nine
Bournique, 56, replaces,
William Kerr, who also served
nine years. The District's other
Board members are avid G.
Graham of Jacksonville, Susan
N. Hughes of Ponte Vedra, Ann
T. Moore .of Bunnell, W.
Leonard Wood of Fernandina
Beach, Michael Ertel of
Oviedo, Hersey Huffman of
Enterprise and Arlen N. Jumper
of Fort McCoy.
Print tickets at home
The 2008 PLAYERS
Championship will be held
May 5-11 and to kick-off the
flagship event of the PGA
TOUR schedule, the TOUR has
debuted a Click-n-Print ticket
program. Fans can go to the
official tournament Web site
and purchase tickets, which
they can then print at home
on 8.5"x11" paper. A unique
bar code allows fans to present
their printed tickets at any
gate. eliminating the need to
wait in line at Will Call to pick
up tickets purchased in
advance. Daily and weekly
grounds tickets are both avail-
to add Amelia Island
Plantation to our growing list
of regional partners," said
Anne Urban of Ponte Vedra
"We are excited to expand
into the Fernandina Beach and
Amelia Island. area and look
forward to building even more
partnerships in that vicinity."
DPC, headquartered in
Jacksonville, provides flexible,
tailored services to corpora-
tions, national and state asso-
ciations, government agencies,
charitable organizations, pri-
vate organizations, profession-
al societies, and wedding
Car show is April 20
The sixth annual car show of
the .Ponte Vedra Beach
Chamber of Commerce will be
held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday,
April 20, in the Sawgrass
Village parking lot in Ponte
More than 125 classic, cus-
tom and antique automobiles
are expected to compete for
New to the show this year is
food provided by Bono's Pit
BBQ, Papa Johns Pizza, Olde
Bridge Ice Cream &T Deli -Co.
and Tropical Smoothie Cafe.
All entries are welcome;
however, those from 1984 to
the present will be eligible for
only the People's Choice
Each participant will also
have the opportunity to win
raffle prizes~ ranging from hotel
stays to restaurant dinners.
The first 125 cars to register
will receive a bag full of car
items and a souvenir T-shirt
courtesy of the Frances T. King
The cost to pre-register your
classic, custom or antique car is
$25 then an additional $20 if
you wish to register multiple
cars. Registration the day of
Business expands north
Corporation (DPC) has
announced its partnership
with Amelia Island Plantation.
DPC will provide all onsite
event design and decor.
"We are incredibly pleased
Don Blackbtirn (left) was given the Jeff Jenkins Community Service Award
March 26 by the Ponte Vedra Beach Chamber of Commerce, which also hon-
ored Karen Bassham (center) as Ambassador of the Year and Jeffrey
Oliasami as Pat Morgan Volunteer of the Year for his eight years of service.
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Cultural Center at Ponte
Vedra Beach Renaissance
Society member Ellen
Diamond holds an exhibition
that runs through April 19 in
the Courtyard &T Gardens,
Fit'eax Gallery, 4a2c6 Hersch
Diamond's exhibition begins
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 Jacksonville
University's Swisher Theatre
April 4-5 and 10, 11 and 12.
The state of Oklahoma cele-
brates its centennial this year.
"Oklahoma" wais 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, 12-10 p.m. Saturday
and 12-8 p.m. Sunday. The
nationally recognized blues
music festival offers food,
kids activities and arts and
crafts. For information, call
249-3972 or visit www.spring-
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, 7401 Salisbury Road,
Jacksonville. Admission is $10
for one Golden and family
and $5 for each additional
Golden in that family. Each
will receive a goodie bag, and
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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
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.
Friday Musicale: Friday
Musicale, 645 Oak St., pres-
ents "Caribbean Moonlight,"
the Caribbean Sound Steel
Pan Ensemble, directed by
Barry Olsaysky, at 8 p.m. The
ensemble plays calypso, jazz
and reggae. All offerings in
the 2007-2008 season are free
and open to the public. For
information, call Friday
Musicale at 904-355-7584 or
www. bankmerca ntile.com
PV Chamber fetes
Several businesses and persons were thanked and
given honors March 26 at the 12th iAnniversary
Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony of the Ponte
S Vedra Beach Chamber.
Don Blackburn was given the Jeff Jenkins
Community Service Award for his contributions to
the Ponte Vedra Beach Rotary, The Players
Community Senior Center, Mayo Clinic and United
Way. The award is named for the former city presi-
dent of Prosperity Bank, who died in 2001 trying to
save his two daughters from drowning.
Karen Bassham was named Ambassador of the
Year, and Jeffrey Oliasami, former hotel manager of
the Sawgrass Marriott Resort and two-time president
of the Chamber, was named Volunteer of the Year.
The 2008-09 board will consist of Chuck Bushong'
President; Robin Sheppard, first vice president; Greg
Totten, second vice president; Derek Prince, treasur-
er; Deborah Henson, secretary; Bryan Goode, counsel
of record, and new members Vincent Grassia and
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Catholic Church, 428 2nd
Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach,
with Fr. William Kelly officiat-
In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made to the Navy and
Marine Corps Relief Society,
P.O. Box 280026, B~uilding 1,
Massey Ave., Naval Station,
Mayport, Fla. 32228, in mem-
ory of Michael A. Pitocchi.
Arrangements made by
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~Ruth; and his
Patrick. He is
by his parents, Michael V.
Pitocchi and Ruth E. Pitocchi;
his brothers, Peter John
Pitocchi and Daniel James
Pitoccht; and his sister,
Melissa Anne Baron.
He will be missed dearly by
his family and friends, his
family said. He was a dedicat-
ed and loving husband, devot-
ed and attentive father, very
proud and supportive grand-
father, wonderful big brother,
a true patriot, and a great
friend to so many, according
to his family.
A memorial mass is sched-
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April 4, 2008, at St. Paul's
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Burglary to a motor vehicle
was reported on April 1 mn the
200 block of Gnarled Oak,
according to a police report.
Criminal mischief was report-
ed April 2 at a school in the 100
block of 3rd Avenue South.
Police recovered brick frag-
ments thought to have been
used to shatter three windows.
Damage is estimated at $600.
Strong armed robbery was
reported April 2 at ABC Liquors
in the 600 block of Beach
Boulevard. A male suspect stole
a bottle~ of tequila valued at
$45.99. The man took two bot-
tles of liquor to the counter and
set the tequila aside. Police said
the .81-year-old clerk realized
what was happening and
attempted to grab the bottle.
The man grabbed it back and
swore, telling her he brought it
in with him. He took the bottle
and fled east.
Petit theft was reported April
2 in the 200 block of Boardwalk
N. The victim's wallet fell from
the tray of her child's stroller as
she walked on the beach. She
retraced her steps and observed
a male suspect standing on a
walkover~ holding her wallet.
She confronted the man and he
returned the wallet but $225 in .
cash was missing. Police slid the :
Woman asked about the missing
money and the man fled north
on the boardwalk with another
Raheem Jaron Prather, 18,
was arrested for possession of
cocaine and a misdemeanor
charge of possession of 20
grams or less of cannabis on
March 27 in the 2000 block of
Mayport Road, according to a
Burglary to a residence was
reported on March 25 in the
1600 block of Beach Avenue,
according to a police report.
The victim's wallet was missing
from his vehicle, according to
Burglary to a conveyance was
reported on March 25 in the
1600 block of Coquina Place,
according to a police report. A
cell phone and cell phone
charger were missing from the
victim's vehicle, according to
Fratidulent use of a credit card
was reported on March 26 in
the 500 block of Nautical
Boulevard, according to a police
report. The victim had three
unauthorized charges on her
account totaling $1,433.44,
according to the report.
Burglary to a residence was
reported on March 31 in the
2300 block of Oceanforest
Drive, according to a police
report. The victim's purse was
isn stolen from her vehicle. The
;n vehicle was unlocked and the
garage door was open, accord-
ing to the report.
Robbery was' reported on
April 1 in the 1700 block of
Mayport Road, according to a
police report. The victim was
walking north on Mayport Road
at approximately 12:30 a.m.
when three males, possibly
juveniles, came off of Ardella
Road and began following the
victim, according to the report.
The victim told police that the
suspects chased him and then
punched him in an attempt to
remove a jacket that was around
his waist, according to the
report. The victim's jacket came
off and he ran from the sus-
pects. One of the suspects then
ran up to him and tripped him,
saying "you'd better .give me
your money." The victim gave
the suspect $4 from his wallet
when a police car pulled up.
The suspects ran, according to
the report. The three, suspects
are described as black males,
two with corn rows and one
with dreadlocks. They were
wearing black shirts and shorts
and were between approximate-
ly 5'8 and 5'10 feet tall, accord-
ing to the report. Atlantic
Beach, Neptune Beach and
Jacksontille units responded to
patrol the area for the suspects,
according to the report. The
victim had several minor
scrapes, abrasions and lumps on
his face-and arms, according to
NEFFUNE BEACH .
A 33-year-old man was arrest-
ed for exposing sexual organs
on April 1 in the 1000 block of
Third Street. Police were dis-
patched to the Beaches Branch
Library in the 600 block of
Third Street at approximately
1:47 p.m. in reference to the
suspect masturbating in front of
Sa patron at the library, accord-
ing to the report.
Grand theft was reported on
April 1 in the 1400 block of
Atlantic Boulevard, according to
a police report. The victim
reported a stolen black GMC
Sierra, according to the report.
Retail theft was reported on
b March 30 in the 600 block of
state road A1A north, according
to a police report. A jersey was
taken from a convenience store,
according to the report.
Burglary to a motor vehicle
was reported on March 31 in
the 90 block of Nina Lane,
according to a police report.
Two handicapped tags were
taken from the victim's vehicle,
according to the report.
Burglary to a residence was
reported on April 1 in the 500
block of Rutile Lane, according
to a police report. A laptop
computer and a handgun were
missing from the victim's resi-
denc, according~to the report.
Burglary to a motor vehicle
was reported on March 28 in
the 100 block of Citrus Lane,
according to a police report.
Credit cards were stolen from
the victim's vehicle, according
to the report.
An informational report was
filed on March 29 in the 200
block of Solano Cay Circle,
according to a police. Several
unauthorized charges were
made on the victim's account,
according to the report.
Attempted burglary was
reported on March 28 in the
1100 block of Neck Road,
according to a police report.
Burglary was reported on
March 30 in the 200 block of
Island Harbor Circle, according
Sto a police report.
Aggravated assault was report-
ed on April 2 in the 100 block of
Fairwray Park Boulevard, accord-
ing to a police report. The vic-
tim's son, the suspect, refused to
take his medication and the vic-
tim attempted to force him to
take it. The suspect pushed the
victim, who is pregnant, into a
wall. The victim attempted to
give him his medication again
and he threatened to kill her
and her unborn child with a ser-
rated bread knife, according to
I~rthe~teport.i ~i~ L .
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Robbery was reported on
April 1 on Old Dixie Highway,
according to a police report.
The victim told police he was
walking home from Nease High
School on Old Dixie Highway
and was attacked from behind
Sby a black male and a hispanic
male, according to the report.
The victim said he was hit in the
face numerous times and
thrown into a ditch. The vic-
tim's IPOD fell out of his pocket
when he landed in the ditch
and one of the suspects took it
and ran south on the highway,
according to the report. The
victim said the suspects
appeared to be approximately
15 or 16 years old, according to
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rescued Goldens will get a
bandana. Funds raised will
benefit G.R.E.A.T. Rescue of
NE Florida. For information,
.grl5e s689 oror visit
Monique Burr Fundraiser:
The Monique Burr
Foundation for Children's
second annual Hugs Not Hits
Ride, presented by Adamec
Harley-Davidson, will be held
with check-in starting at 8
a.m. and the ride beginning
at 10:30 a.m. The fundraiser
supports the foundation's
mission to prevent child
abuse on the First Coast. The
ride begins and ends at the
dealership, 8909 Baymeadows
Road. For sponsorship, tickets
or information about the ride,
v i s i t
n.org or call 904-642-0210.
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
Infinity 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-.
Youth Police Academy:
The Jacksonville Beach Police
Department sponsors its 10th
Youth Police Academy begin-
ning April 5. The academy,
which is open to all youth
ages 8 to 12, will consist of six
Saturday morning -sessions
running from 9:30 a.m.-12
p.m. The academy concludes
withr graduation alMy ct e r
Sergeant Mark Evans at 270-
Sunday, April 6
Alpha-Omega: The Alpha-
Omega Miracle Home 2008
Benefit Concert and Silent
Auction will bje held at the
Florida Theatre, 128 East
Forsyth St. Dr. Robert
Moynihan, author and editor-
in-chief of Inside the Vatican
Magazine, will speak, and vir-
tuoso pianist/composer Eric
Genuis will perform his works
with members of the
Orchestra. A silent auction
opens at 6:30 p.m., the pro-
gram begins at 7:30 p.m. For
tickets, call 904-355-2787.
General admission is $35, stu-
dents $20 and VIPs $100.
is a non
Dr. Pat Grj
Class is h
April 7 a
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
Library. The class is designed
to promote awareness of' the
affects of aging on drivers
ustehi 1eal0, an clas sizie i
limited. Upon completion, a
certificate will be issued that
may entitle its possessor to a
discount on his/her automo-
bile insurance. For informa.
tion, call 823-9208 or 827-
Art @"3 Lecture: The Art @
3 Lecture, which features
local author Hugh Keiser,
illustrator of The Adventures
of Pelican Pete series, begins
at 3 p.m. The event is free to
the community because of
the center's corporate and
membership support. Keiser
will talk about his new work,
From Pencils to Pixels: The
Art of Picture Books. RSVP to
Jessica at 904-280-0614, ext.
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1-profit maternity ~Charity Golf: The American
nd academy for Red Cross Volunteer Life
egnant teens and Saving Corps fundraiser, the
its. 10tli annual "Fishbait"
Thompson Charity Golf
Tellers of St. Classic, will be held at Hidden
:Tale Tellers of St. Hills Country Club. The event
presents "Untold is named for World War II vet.
,m St. Augustine's eran William E "Fishbait"
Era" at 2:30 p.m. at Thompson, an ARCVLSC cap-
;t House Museum tain four times from 1941-
14 St. Francis St. 1990. For information or to
e Tale Tellers will be sign up, contact tournament
iffin, Bob Stephens, director Mike Lynch at 904-
,ims, Betty Fell, 982-3171. All proceeds go for
Kaler and Jane Sims. equipment, upkeep of the
State Historic Landmark
day, April 7 station in Jacksonville Beach
river Safety Class: A and the Gerry Wilson
\ARP Driver Safety Scholarship Fund, from
leld from 1-5 p.m. which $25,000 has been dis-
nd April 8 at the tribute to active members
over the past nine years.
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died March 28, 2008.
Pitocchi was a Navy veter-
an, an avid outdoorsman, and
a dedicated and hard-working
regional operations manager
of 21 years at L3/PacOrd,
according to his family.
He is survived by his wife of
almost 26 years, Sheryl; his
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T e eac es ea er one a
Locals collaborate.for Symphony Showhouse
Photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Laura Mathewson, co-chair of the Symphony Guild Showhouse
stands in the kitchen of the Showhouse, scheduled to open to
the public April 19.
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photo by CHUCKADAMS
Elwood Collier, from left, Donna' Collier, June Terry of June Terry
Interiors, Alicia Weaver of Shulte Design Ass~ociates, co-chairs
Doug and Laura Mathewson and Rebecca Wells of The
Callaghan Agency gather on the front porch of the Symphony
Guild Showhouse, built by the Colliers in Pablo Creek Reserve.
1807 N. Third Street
Jack oville B ach, FL 32250
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The E Il Bird Ge ts Th e Boo ks!
by CHUCK ADAMS
The Symphony Guild
Designer Showhouse and
Gardens, presented by Bank
of America, begins its 32nd
year April 19 with a 23-day
run that ends May 11. This
year's edition will be show-
cased in Pablo Creek Reserve,
at the south end of San Pablo
Road off Butler Boulevard.
The Designer Showhouse
and Gardens is the primary
fundraiser for the Jacksonville
Symphony Guild, whose pres-
ident is Laura Mathewson of
Ponte Vedra Beach. She and
husband Doug are the
invo ved with st ng upb ehin
year's Showhouse have a his-
tory of doing so, and some
have longstanding Beaches
ties. Several of the latter
joined the Mathewsons at the
house March 26.
who lov in adckD naile Boai
and whose business, Collier
Classic Homes, is Ponte Vedra
Beach-based, are the builders
of thq~ Showhouse, a more
English-style country home in
Pablo Creek Preserve.
Interior designer June Terry
of Jacksonville Beach has
been involved for "about 30
years. I've done many," she
said. Another Beaches-based
interior designer, Schulte
Design Associates of Ponte
iedr Beach,T represented b
ir olved for "many years," as
Terry is doing the Gathering
Room, "kind of a family gath-
ering place right off the
kitchen. It has beautiful win-
dows, a lot of light and air. It
sort of makes a downstairs
Schulte, said Weaver, has
the South Chamber, "which is
kind of a ladies room. It's
going to be more feminine
Twenty-one designers are
working on the Showhouse.
ers will create herb, shade
orchld, perennial border and
It's ,the last that gives a
Ponte Vedra Beach concern its
first Showhouse opportunity.
Palm Valley Nursery will cre-
*The 32nd Jacksonville
Symphony Guild Designer
Showhouse. & Gardens,
presented by Bank of
AM ria, irnunsabApr r 1 -
Preserve, south terminus of
San Pablo Road off Butler
*Built by Collier Classic
Homes, the Showhouse is a
with English country-style
ga dens. Hours areM10nag: -
Wednesday and Friday-
Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday and 12-5 p.m.
Sunday. The Showhouse is
ble. For insurance reasons,
children under 11 ,and
babies in arms aie not per-
*Tickets may be pur-
chased in advance for $15
or $20 day-of-visit at Pablo
SCn ePkab Ro d, t bfr
Pablo Creek Reserve.
Purchases for groups of 10
or more, at $12 each, must
be made p ior to Apil 1..
unlimited Showcase visits
may be purchased at
Interior Design Boutique.
Tickets are available online
*Special events include
an English Garden Party
Evening April 18, "Thirsty
Thursday" Wine Tastings
every Thursda and1 guf
sessions on landscape
design, horticulture, interi-
or gardening and gourmet
*Proceeds primarily ben-
efit the Jacksonville
Symphony Guild in its
support of the Jacksonville
*For information, call
the Guild office at 904-
358-1479 or visit
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The Ponte Vedra branch is an official Department of Motor
Vehicles station, able to provide "Express Service" for driver
license customers. Such services include name and address
changes, and renewals.
NO appointment is needed at the Ponte Vedra location. There
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and most people can walk in and receive service without
All express driver license services can be handled at the Ponte
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applications. Reinstatement services are very limited, so please
call the office with questions about these services prior to
stopping by. Additional services available include title work
and vehicle registration or renewal.
De artment of Motor Vehicle and Division of Driver License
service at the branch office is provided courtesy of St. Johns
County Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth, CFC. He
assumed these duties at all offices of the St. Johns County Tax
Collector as a service to area residents when the local Division
of Driver License office closed in 1998.
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or call 904-273-4642.
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h B h L d /P t Vedr Lea r
Florida. We looked at many
architectural styles, finally
settling on the English coun-
try manor," said Elwood
Their research took the cou-
ple to England two years ago.
They also visited U.S. commu-
nities, such as Charleston,
S.C., with English architec-
"This is the fourth year
we've had the opportunity to
build the Symphony
Showhome over the 35 years
we've been building," said
Collier, whose company
builds exclusively at the
Beaches and in the Du~val
County Intracoastal area. "We
get to work with the most tal-
ented professionals in
Jaor sal afeny 1h whlS hu a iy:
eomp etkes, neec ac Wlseof
Callaghan Agency said March
"The technology inside is
incredible "IgMatt wshon sai .
designed to look as if it had
grown over the centuries, it is
Technology is virtually
invisible in the Showhouse.
"It is nothing that would
lhoo ome Cf lplac i noan oli
keypads in main living areas.
"It l00ks very at home in a
house like this. All lighting,
audio, video throughout can
be handled from one keypad.
toThe house a so has an e eva-
"lt's an old English walnut
elevator inside ito tmatchath
and banquet hall," said
Collier, who expanded the
detail that's gone into the
"The amount of detail is in
the millwork throughout the
home: the archways that are
all paneled, the heavy crown
moldings and baseboards,
wood-paneled rooms, wood-
paneled ceilings, wainscoted
stairways," he said. "There's
just woodwork and millwork
throughout the entire home,
like you'd see in an old
English country manor, where
they did the reallyphighly
detailed 'woodworking. We
don't see that in a lot of the
homes being built today, so
we tried to showcase that type
of work in this home."
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people will see."
Gardens are new to the
Showhouse this year.
"This is unique because
we're featuring gardens, so it's
a house and garden tour," said
Laura Mathewson. "The gar-
dens are in the English coun-
The Showhouse has raised
hundreds of thousands of dol-
lars for the Jacksonville
'"We're the largest volunteer
donor base to the Symphony.
W~eire pr'ofidof that," she' said.
'T~he Colliers were asked to
do "something unique and
different, not the average
we've been building in
ate the cloister garden.
"It's a courtyard area which
is divided in half by easy liv-
ing and English garden
space," said Tom Bixler. "Our
job basically is to develop the
English garden space and
blend that theme with the
easy living space."
Palm Valley Nursery cele-
brates its second anniversary
"When you're in landscape
in .general, every single time
you produce a product, you're
marketing " !'ou1rsel i," .said
Bifler. "This I..lrnoppo:rtunlty
to dob one product that a
whole lot of people are going
to see, as opposed to a lot of
products that relatively few
Above, Devon Ritch, from left, Jennifer
Waldrop and Tom Bixler of Palm Valley
Nursery stand March 26 in front of the
area in which they will create a cloister
garden for the Symphony Guild
At right, Jacksonville Beach-based inte-
rior designer June Terry stands next to
arfiraeplace in the 'Gather ng Room," an
Symphony Guild Showcase project.
Below, the back of the Symphony Guild
Showhouse, as viewed from across a
pond with water cascading from a foun-
tain in the middle of thie pond.
photos by CHUCK ADAMS
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. ~NEPRNME BEACH
SGirls lacrosse plays for district title
By ROBERT DeANGELO
Scoring goals hasn't been a
problem for the Fletcher High
girls lacrosse team this sea-
son, and Tuesday's district
semifinal proved no excep-
Senators attacker Martha
McNeill blasted a shot past
Stanton Prep goalie Kayla
Smith 43 seconds into the
game and the scoring parade
continued until' the dust
finally settled and Fletcher
emerged with a 15-7 victory.
"We played great and I'm
very happy," said Fletcher
head coach Jessica Muller.
"Our passing was amazing.
We controlled the ball and
our shooting was amazing.
Just a great effort overall."
McNeill netted five goals to
the lead the Senators. Junior
attacker Romy Sidelsky scored
four and Victoria Oakley had
three. Allie Tucker,.Bekki
Frank and Brittany Snyder
.rounded out the scoring for
"I'm not sure what was dif-
ferent. They played good
defense, I just had a good
night," McNeill said. "We
had played Stanton twice
during the regular season so
we kind of knew wvhat to
expect. We thought the final
score might be closer, but it
was a good game and we
erijoy playing them because
they have a great attitude
and play the game.right."
The Senators (10-2) estab-
lished an 8-3 halftime lead
but play was competitive
throughout the contest.
Stanton (7-7) was stymied
by the loss of some players
(Part one of two par s
By JOHNNY WOODHOUSE
Over the past 30 years, Mike Loyd has
had the opportunity to be around some
of the most innovative minds in college
and professional football-
Names such as Bud Wilkinson, John
Cooper, Jim Hanifan and Jerry Rhome.
During a five-year playing career in
three different pro leagues, Loyd, a for-
mer quarterback, played behind such
notable signal callers as Jim Hart,
Warren Moon and Doug Williams.
Loyd gleaned a wide range of knowl-
edge from a plethora~ of coaches and
players, but the most influential figure
in Loyd's life over the past quarter cen-
tury was a legendary high school coach
in Florida named Billy Livings.
"Out of all the guys I played for or
coached under, Billy Livings was proba-
bly the best," Loyd, the newly appoint-
ed head football coach at Ponte Vedra
High School, recalled in a recent inter-
"I played for some great X and O
guys. But when I think back now after
21 years as a head coach myself, Billy
Livings was pretty special."
One of Florida's all-time winningest
prep coaches, Livings was the head foot-
ball coach and athletic director at Vero
Beach High for 26 years,
He also was the first person to hire
Loyd as.an assistant coach when Loyd
was between stints as a pro quarterback.
Page 8A The Beaches Leader
April 4, 2008
Photo by ROB DeANGELO
Senators attacker Martha McNeill closes in for a shot on goal Tuesday against Stanton Prep in the girls lacrosse District 1 semifi-
nals played at Episcopal High School. McNeill scored five goals in leading Fletcher to a 15-7 victory.
who went on a school-spon-
sored trip to Italy and Greece,
but Blue Devils head coach
Brooke Magnuson made no
."W~e were missing a few
people but I was confident in
the girls that stepped in and I
think we did great," she said.
"We didn't quit. We're a team
that's about having good spir-
it no matter what. That's just
the way we play. It doesn't
matter if we win or lose,
we're out there to have fun."
Following the game,
Fletcher ~players stayed to
scout the evening's other dis-
trict semifinal between
Fleming Island and Episcopal.
Fleming Island earned a 10-3
victory and was to face
Fletcher Thursday night for
the district crown.
"They're a big rival of ours
and we have very physical,
rough games with them,'
Muller said in reference to
the Golden Eagles. "We're
not scared of that type of
game, but at this point I
teach my girls about sports-
manship and I like to play
teams that practice that same
Muller said having three
referees work the district
Championship game should
keep the contest from becom-
ing too chippy.
"lThe referees] will estab-
lish the tone from the start
and hopefully that will be a
good thing," the coach said.
"We're peaking at just the
right time and really hitting
our stride so we'll be here
Thursday.and it should be a
Fleming Island defeated the
Senators twice during the reg-
ular season, although the lat-
ter of the two matches was a
very close contest.
"Fleming Island is a really
fast team so we're going to
have to be ready for that,"
said McNeill, a sophomore,
"What I remember from play-
ing them the last. time is that
their girls are really big and
really fast so it's going to be a
"The first time we played
Fleming Island it wasn't that
close. The s tond time, we
pulled away at th~e en."
Fletcher attacker Terry Kirton, left, battles Stanton's Caroline Strandes for the ball during.Tuesday's District 1 semifia atR DpSepa
High. The Senators won and advanced to Thursday night's district championship game.
Growing up, Loyd thought he was
going to be the next "Pistol" Pete
Maravich or Walt Frazier in basketball.
A power forward in high school, he
averaged 16 points a game and led
Joplin Memorial High to the state play-
offs as a senior.
"I remember that he hit two free
throws at the end of a game to win the
district title for Memorial in 1974,"
Charles Nodler Jr., an archivist at
Missouri Southern State University,
recalled in an e-mail.
On the football field at Memorial,
Loyd played linebacker, donning jersey
No. 51 for his hero, Dick Butkus of the
"I didn't move to quarterback until
the middle of my freshman year," Loyd
"Everybody in my family had been
linebackers. My dad and uncle were all-
state football players."
A big-armed quarterback, Loyd was a
first-team all-state selection as a senior
and on the radar screens of major col-
Former Big-Eight Conference schools
such as Kansas and Missouri coveted
Loyd, who stood almost 6-4 and
weighed more than 200 pounds.
"My ~coach at Tulsa University, F.A.
Dry, told me, 'Go get Mike Loyd,' Jerry
Rhome, a former NFL quarterback and
offensive coordinator," said in a phone
interview from his Buford, Ga., home.
Home, the Hefsman Trophy runner-
See LOYD, page A-9
Photo courtesy of Arizona Cardinals
Circy 1980: Former St. Louis Cardinals quarterback Mike Loyd (No. 14) passing
against the New Orleans Saints at the Super Dome. The Cards won 40-7.
"Coach Livings told me he was going
to make me his quarterback coach. But
when I got down to Vero he said, 'I'm
going to make you secondary coach
because you have to learn a lot more
about football,' Loyd recalled with a
"I was around him for two short sea-
sons, but there was no one who impact-
ed me more than Billy Livings. He's the
reason why I choose to coach high
school football, because when you
coach high school football, you're
doing it for all the right reasons."
Classic dropback passer
Loyd, 51, was a star athlete in his
hometown of Joplin, Mo.
'. '" 1
This week marked the last
opening game at Yankee
Stadium. This season
marks the last for the Yankees
in their historic Bronx ball-
park. It's kind~ of sad seeing
another sports monument fall
this year (Brett Favre retiring
was the first). What's next,
Boston tears down Fenway
While I'm from New York,
I've never been to Yankee
Stadium, but hope to make a
trip before this season over .
Speaking of baseball and
the season starting this week,
who will be the focus of
Steroid talk? With Barry
Bonds not on a team, will
there be no asterisk-marked
signs or syringe-littered fields
at which we can all shake olr
heads in shame? Or will
everybody continue to pick
on Roger Clemens and, the
newest target in Jose
Canseco's tell-all tale, Alex
Here's hoping for a clean
(no pun intended) 2008 base-
bal1 season ..
This just iri: Researchers at
the New England Historic
Genealogical Society have
linked Presidential hopeful
Barack Obama to New
England Patriots quarterback
Tom Brady. Obama and Brady
are reportedly 12th cousins,
twice removed .
Watching the NCAA
Tournament, I can't help but
realize how much more excit-
ing this format would make
college football. Sometimes
there are those great tipsets,
and, for the first time it's like
this season in which all four
No. 1 seeds are in the Final
Four. The NCAA should aban-
don its Bowl Championship
Series. I know it's a little early
to start thinking about foot-
ball (although spring games
are right around the corner)
but when you think about
how high schools and the
pros all use a playoff format,
why doesn't college? Why
naot take the top two teams in
them in a bracket? Maybe
this way Ohio State can bow
out in the Sweet 16 instead of
getting pummeled in the
This whole war going on
between NASCAR owner Jack
Roush and Toytota is getting
old. Roush seems to be noth-
ing more than jealous about a
team that in its second year
of Cup racing is winning
This battle started last sea-
son with Roush worried that
Toyota's deep pockets were
going to allow it to be a force
in the league soon, some-
thing it has done this season,
largely due to hooking up
with Joe Gibbs racing.
It has escalated recently
thanks to a missing sway bar,
something that Roush clams
was "stolen" last September
at Dover International
Speedway by member of a
The New York Yankees
seem to have spending power
over other teams in their
sport, yet they haven't won
any championships in a good
while . .
Funny thing that made me
laugh this week: A political
cartoon showing a couple of
inmates playing baseball with
one on the phone telling the
guys "Hey, we might be get-
Yeah, okay, it's not really
funny, but it did make me
smile for a minute.
Loyd was 'classic dropback passer' in his day
l iic 4, 2008
T e Beac es ea er one e ra
Success for Beaches competitors in NSSA event
By JENNIFER KNOECHEL
B ece raaaersurfers won divisions and
advanced to the finals of
the National Scholastic Surfing
Association [NSSA] East Coast
Championships March 27-30
in Sebastian Inlet, Fla. The
NSSA East Coast Champion-
shiaps onerothfour0 rg n~al
National Championships June
18-28 at Salt Creek and Lower
Trestles, CA [nssa.org].
"The surf was really chunky,
6-foot to 7-foot overhead
gnarly barrels on Thursday
and by the finals Sunday it
was 2-foot to 3-foot real man.
ageable waves in blue water,"
said Charley Hajek, 45, who
won the super seniors division
(ages 45 and up) and placed
fourth in seniors (ages 35-45).
"It was a lot of fun. North
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Florida had lots of surfers in
the finals and this was a con-
test with about 300 of the top
surfers on the whole East
Coast. That just goes to show
you how much talent we have
in this area. And it means an
invitation to the nationals."
Evan Thompson, 16, of
Jacksonville Beach placed sec-
ond in the juniors division to
Evan Geiselman of New
Smyna B achn Thom son's
third in the menehune divi-
sion. Kayla Durden, 15, of
Jacksonville Beach placed fifth
in the girls division. Jason
Motes, 35, of Atlantic Beach
won the masters (ages 25-35)
and seniors divisions. Steve
Moore, 34, of Atlantic Beach
placed third in masters.
In the collegiate division
David Holloway, Kayla
Beckmann, Mallory Turner,
Jake Radacz and Erik Tanner
led the University of North
Florida team to a fourth place
Holloway placed third in col-
lege mens; Turner placed
fourth in college women and
Rtadacz and Tanner placed sec-
ond and fourth, respectively,
in the college longboard divi-
SHajek said many of the
finalists from NSSA are also
planning to compete in the
]Eastern Surfing Association
[ESA] southeast region cham-
pionships in NewsSmyna
Beach April 12-14. For more
information visit surfesa.org.
Excellent waves for
On Tuesday, April 1, excel-
Slent surf pulsed the Jax Beach
Originally very outspoken
against the overseas-produced
epoxy surfboard revolution,
Biolas and Reola realized the
futility in fighting it, so they
joined forces with E~reddy *
James of Fax Surfboards, a pio-
neer in the sandwich-lamina-
tion technology, and decided
to make a better epoxy board.
Placebo FlexLite technology
provides more flex in a board,
which is closer to the feel of
the traditional foam surf-
Many of the beaches area's
top surfers showed up for this
week's event, along with
surfers from around the state.
This mini-series is promoted
.on the website, www.place-
More pics of the event,
along with the earliest report
of the day, can be seen on
photographer Eddie Pitts' web-
The results are as follows.
First: Garret Carmichael
Second: Evan Thompson
Third: Wayne Satterwhite Jr.
Fourth: Eric Rheaume
Fifth: Buddy Evans
Sixth: Justin Quintal
Seventh: Wayne Thompson
Pier sandbars all day, provid-
ing local competitors a chance
to win cash and a new surf-
board at the PlaceboMan's
FlexLite Challenge Surf Demo
This event was one of five
in the state this week for
Spring Break. This contest was
unique in that surfers had to
ride a FlexLite made' by
Placebo. Boards were provided
on the beach and the entry
fee was free.
Placebo Surfboards, made in
Vietnam, are the brainchild of
Lost Surfboards owners M~ike
Reola and Matt Biolas.
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Evan Thompson rides a wave while competing Tuesday in the
PlaceboMan's FlexLite Challenge Surf Demo and Contest.
Thompson finished second in the event.
selected Neil Loma~~l wit then
second-round pick nd LordJsa\
the writing on the wallI.
"Neil probably made molre in
his signing bonus than i madei In
my first two years," jadlc Lor\d,
whose first NFL icontact was j
"Because Coac~h \\ilklnso-n
liked ine, he gave me an c.tra
$5,000. That was a ptretty good i
contract in those da?-i I go:t a
chainie- to lai- a Ilitle bit, tbut I
to sit and learn fo: a learI I had
only been activated fo:r folur o~r
five games when 1 was~ throw~n
From CF"L to outlaws
After being cut in training
camp in 1981, Loyd ventured to
Canada where the field was long
and wide and full of playing
He spent part of the '81 season
at Edmonton, where Warren
Moon and Tom Wilkinson
shared time under center for the
Grey Cup champion Eskimos.
The following summer, he was
traded to the Saskatchewan
Roughriders, where he played
behind John Hufnagel, the cur-
rent coach of the Calvary
Stampeders and a former offen
sive coordinator for the New
"The CFL was a scrambler's
league," confessed Loyd, whose
average time in the 40-yard dash
was 4.8 seconds. "I wasn't mobile
enough. My agent told me about
the USFL, and I signed with.the
Oklahoma Outlaws in 1984."
Unlike previous training
camps, Loyd had to beat out a
slew of football-slitiging
wannabe's for the third QB spot
behind Super Bowl MVP Doug
Williams and former L.A. Rams
backup Rick Johnson.
"I had just resigned my coach-
ing and teaching lobl at \erIo
Becjh, and the\' had 18 or 19
[qlujnrrllter baks camp," Loyd
-'Three~ oi us ruri\ell. Iknew
rDougI wasn t gomng to be cut.
Fortunatell,. I madde thF team
andl got to play a couple games
and aituall\ threw the last
to~uchdottil~ pass In Orutlawvs his-
Lord,~ \\ho: wa'~s almost .'S at
-- the--age brushedih ~ the~ season .
Mwthan`S prc~cnt passer1 ratfg. ..
His head coac~lh thaJt \'s w\aS
\hood,\- \\'ldenholer, who had
won01 fourll juper Bow\l ringsj as a
defcnsji\-e coach for the Pitts-
The following year the
Outlaws changed, coaches and
cities, and Loyd had had'
"I got tired of moving
around," he said. "I took, a
coaching and teaching job at
Tulsa Memorial High. After a
year, I was elevated to head
People told Loyd that he
couldn't win at Tulsa Memorial,
which had fallen on hard times
after winning a state champi-
onship in 1980.
But they forgot that Loyd was
bom in the "Show Me State,"
where stubbornness and a devo-
tion to simple common sense
Loyd turned Tulsa Memorial
into a winner in just one season
and has not had a losing record
in 21 years as a head coach.
His winning ways can be
traced back to Florida and a
coach named Billy Livings.
"I loved the way he dealt with
people, especially kids," Loyd
recalled. "He was a big influence
Next Week: How Loyd took
what he learned from Livings
and applied it at five other
Continued from page A-8
up in 1964, eventually recruited
Loyd to Tulsa, but Kansas won
the bidding war -for Loyd out of
Under head coach Dan
Fambrough, the Jayhawks were
a passing team when Loyd
arrived in 1974. A year later,
Kansas became a running club
under former Bear Bryant assis-
tant coach Bud Moore.
The scheme change would be
Loyd's first setback oil the col-
"In the se days, everybody was
running either the wishbone,
the split-back veer or the I-for-
mation," Loyd recalled.
"I could move a little bit, but I
was a dassie dropback passer.
That's the reason why I moved
around in college."
A student of the game
In 1975, Rhome convinced
Loyd to transfer to Tulsa, where
the Golden Hurricane led the
nation in passing, and featured a
wide receiver named Steve
"Tulsa was throwing it all over
the yard," Loyd said. "I had to sit
out because of the transfer, but I
still worked out every day with
Steve Largent during his senior
The~ next season, Rhome was
offered a job coaching quarter-
backs for the fledgling Seattle .
Seahawks, one of two NFL
Tulsa brought in John Cooper
as the head coach in 1977 and
with him came the two-tight-
end, split-back veer.
"I recruited Loyd to Tulsa and
it broke my heart that I couldn't
coach him," said Rhome, who
coached 25 years in the NFL and
was inducted into the College
Football Hall of Fame in 1998.
"I remember calling him and
telling him that. Mike was very
intelligent. He was a student of
the game. I'm glad he picked
himself off the canvas."
Loyd wasn't down for long.
After alternating at quarter-
back at Tub~a'in 1977, Loyd' saw
greener pastures closer to home.
'"I knew if I wanted to play
NFL ball, I needed to go where
they threw it," said Loyd, who
transferred to Joplin-based
Missouri Southern as a senior
and led the Division II Lions in
passing (1,314 yards) and scor-
ing (36 points).
Loyd started the last eight
game for MSSU (5-4-1) and
caught the: eye of pro scouts. In
1979, he signed a free agent con-
tract with the St. Louis
"I went to mini camp at Busch
Stadium. Bud Wilkinson was the
coach my rookie year," Loyd
recalled. "Jim Hart was
entrenched as the starter. I had
to beat out six other quarter-
backs in camp to be the third
The next year, the' Cardinals
drafted Rick Lisch out of Notre
Dame. Loyd beat Lisch out for
the backup job and appeared in
five games in 1980, starting one.
The following year, the Cards
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goal while a Stanton defender
guards her during Tuesday's
District 1 semifinal played at
Episcopal High. The Senators
won, 15-7, to advance to last
night's district championship
LEFT: Senators attacker
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goal during first-half action.
Oakley scored three times in
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Sunday, April 6
12:00 Woody and the Peckers
1:30 Paul Rishell and Annie Raines
3:00 The Legendary J.C.'s
4:30 Eric Lindell
6:00 Smokin' Joe Kubek Band featuringB'xiois King
West Stage Schedule.
5:45 Kevin Marcus Dillon
7:00 Ed Cotton and the Smashed Ramblers
8:30 Nicole Hart,&T The NRG Band
Saturday, Ap~ril 5
12:45 .Q&A with Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records
1:15 Cephas & Wiggins
2:00 The Teague Stefan Ban~d
3:15 Eric Steckel and CT-B
4:30 George's Music featured artist: Tony Smotherman
6:45 Conrad Oberg
8:00 The Shane Dwight Band
Sunday, April 6
1:00 John Miller Blues
2:30 Eric Lindell
4:00 Paul Rishell and Annie Raines
5:30 Dr Hector Memnorial Blues Jam
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the Home, B-6
Brown Bag Lunch
G ReseaBc Reserve's
Lecture takes place at 12
p.m. April 4 at the GTM
Environmental Education .
Center's auditorium. Al
Meteorologist with the
National Weather Service
(NWS), will present a
"Basic Storm Spotting"
class. There is no cost to
attend, except for bringing
lunches to eat and ques-
tions to ask.
Music in the Courtyard
at 200 First Street in
Neptune Beach has
returned. Music can be
heard from 7-10 p.m. every
Friday through the end of
October. It's free and open
to the public. The evenings
are sponsored by The
Shoppes at 200 First Street.
Mark Williams, whose
Aer cana, w Idn bal nd
folk textures, is the fea-
tured performer April 4. For
information, call 249-2922.
The GTM Research
Reserve April weekend
movie is "Weather," which
will be shown on the
Center's big screen at 10
a.m. and 1 p.m. every
Saturday and Sunday.
Admission to the
Center is $2 for adults and
$1 for children aged 10-17;
ch~ildgrenndP.1delD are~free.- _
For information, call 904-
Secrets of Saltmarsh
Secrets of the Saltmarsh
will be unveiled starting at
10:30 a.m. April 5 at Fort
George Island Cultural
State Park. A park ranger
will help participants dis-
cover the importance of
estuarine systems that sur-
round the inshore sides of
barrier islands like those of
the Talbot Islands State
Parks complex. No reserva-
tions are necessary, and the
program is free. For infor-
mation, call the Talbot
Islands Ranger Station at
'Dead Man Walking' at
The University of North
Department presents "Dead
Man Walking," featuring
UNF students and members
of the community, at 8
p.m. April 5-8 and April 18-
19 in the Andrew Robinson
Theater on the UNF cam-
pus. A final matinee wiill be
performed at 2 p.m. April
20 in the Robinson
Theater. General admission
is $12; students with an ID
and senior adults are $5.
Tickets are available
through the UNF ticket box
office at 620-2878 or may
be purchased at the door.
For information, contact
UNF's English Department
Songwriters Night is held
from 6-8 p.m. April 6 in
the theater of the Adele
Grage Community Center,
^ antic Beach.r Dors epen
event, hosted by Mike
Shackleford. For informa-
tion, visit the Atlantic
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Guana Ecological Kayak
GTM Research Reserve
Ecological Kayak Tours will
be held from 10 a.m.-12
p.m. April 8, April 15 and
April 21. Other times are
11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 6 and
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April
25. The cost is $45, and the
tours are appropriate for
ages 12 and up. All equip-
ment, instruction, reserve
entry fee/parking and tour
are included. 347-1565.
The Beaches Fine Arts Series
(BFAS) closes its 35th season
with the Grammy Award-win-
ning choral ensemble
Chanticleer this Sunday at
Jacoby Hall in ~downtown
The 3:30 p.m. concert is free
to the public. Doors open at
2:45 p.m. Seating is first come,
The Chanticleer concert
marks the BFAS's fourth annu-
al "Beach Meets West!" event
that introduces the gretr
Jacksonville area to the free
concerts sponsored by BFAS
since 1972. The BFAS offers
eight free performances annu-
ally and supports local educa-
tional outreach activities in an
effort to encourage participa-
tion in and appreciation of .
Twelve male voices ranging
from pure countertenor to
rich bass make up San
Over its 30 years of perform-
ing, the Grammy-award win-
ning group has earned inter-
national renown for its vivid
musical diversity ranging from
Renaissance to jazz to gospel
to venturesome new music,
In 2007-2008, Chanticleer
will perform more than 100
concerts, touring across the
United States and performing
in prestigious venues in major
European cities: Paris,
Luxembourg, Bruges, Vienna,
Prague, Budapest, and Vilnius.
Chanticleer's program, "My
Spirit Sang All Day," will
include audience favorites by
Byrd, Palestrina and Mahler
along with arrangements of
folk songs, familiar gems and
The concert is suitable for
audiences of all levels of musi-
As part of the BFAS educa-
tional outreach program,
Chanticleer will perform at 10
a.m. Monday, April 7, at
Jacoby Hall in a concert/work-
shop for students ~interested in
Sunday's performance will
be followed by a ticketed
reception with members of
Tickets to the reception are
$50 and include food, bever-
ages and wine. All proceeds go
toward next season's series of
Call 270-1771 for tickets.
Twelve rnale voices ranging from pure countertenor to rich bass
make up San Francisco-based Chanticleer.
5:00 Ed Cotton and the
6:00 Nicole Hart &e The
7:30 Eric Steckel and CTB
8:45 Tinsley Ellis
Saturday, Apri'l 5
11:45-12:45 The Teague
by LIZA MITCHELL
Producers of the 18ith
George's Music Springing the
Blues Festival are changing it
up a bit this year by celebrate ng
the music of legendary blues
label Alligator Records.
Sam Veal, the founder and
executive director of the free,
three-day event, staged today
through Sunday at the Sea~ialk
Pavilion in Jack~sonville Beach,
said the tribute stems from the
strength and dedication of one
"This year we are paying tnb.
ute to Alligator Records and
their founder Bruce. Iglauer,
who 40 years ago. took an
unknown itinerant blues artist
off the front porch of his house
in Mississippi and through his
own chutzpah put together a
recording of this fellow and
took him in his station wagon
around to colleges, clubs -and
festivals," said Veal, a Ponte
Vedra Beach resident.
"To this day when you ask
him he always carries around a
recording of this blues artist
especially when he flies
because if they give you the
bad word that your plane Is
going down, when he goes to
meet his maker he wants to the
listening to the great
Mississippi Fred McDowell."
A conversation with Iglauer
will be conducted at 12:45 p.m.
Saturday on the festival's inti-
mate West Stage, where Iglauer
will introduce six Alligator
Records artists performing as
Jason Rioci- &
and Fip Tops
-Th:~ae.-uSh Jh~aned-igh Band - -
Super Chikan and the Fighting Cocks
Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials
Nashville-based Jason Ricci & New Blood perforrt at 2:15
p.m. Saturday on the main stage. Ricci, 33, a harp player
and vocalist, lists Little Walter and Lou Reed as two of his
influences. He also appears Saturday at Mojo Kitchen and '
Blues Bar in Jacksonville Beach.
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Ci IF ilk
photo by ANTHONY HODGE
Sinda Nichols plays a peniless sketch artist who takes a sympa-
thetic interest in a defrocked minister (Maury Covington) in-
"Night of the Iguana." The play runs through April 12 at Players
By the Sea Community Theater. See theatre notices on B-2.
The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader
Chanticleer calls 35th
BFAS season on Sumlay
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include more artists and a
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Blvdl. Directed by Ennalls Berl,
the literate comedy chronicles
the trials of a brilliant, but
broke scientist as he tries to
enter the corporate world.
Tickets are $25 and $15. The
play runs April 18-20, 24-27,
and May 1-3. Call 396-4425, or
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Alhambra Dinner Theatre pro-
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Music" are Monday, April 14,
at 12000 Beach Blvd. Adults
from 1 to 4 p.m. and children
from 4 to 6 p.m. Seeking prin-
cipal and chorus performers.
Prepare brief traditional knusi-
cal theater song. Bring .dance
clothes. Accompanist provid-
ed. Rehearsals start May 26.
Show runs June 4-27. For more
details, call 642-9307, or visit
*"NIGHT OF: THE IGUA-
NA" The 1961 Tennessee
Williams play is staged at
Players By the Sea Community
Theater, 106, 6th St. N.,
Performances at 8 p.m. today
and Saturday and 2 p.m.
Sunday. Tickets $18 and $15.
The play runs until April 12.
Call 249-0289 for reservations.
musical is staged at 8 p.m.
4 every Tuesday through Sunday
and 11 a.m. every Saturday
and noon every Sunday
throug-h Sunday at the
Alham;bra Dinner Theatre,
12000 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville. Doors open two
hours prior to curtain. Tickets
range from $39 to $46 for din-
ner and the show. Call 641-
1212 for reservations.
*"DEAD MAN WALKING"
-- The University of North
Florida Department of English
will present "Dead Man
Walking," a play based on
Sister Hlelen Prejean's book of
the same name, on Saturday,
"Company," a Stephen Sondheim concept musical, is being performed at the Alhambra ,Dinner Theater through Sunday. A recent
Broadway revival of the play claimed a Tony Award and was televised on PBS. For more details, call Alhambra at 641-1212.
Cont. from B-1
part of the tribute, including
festival headliner Michael
Burks, who will play songs
from his first national roll-out
Alligator artists appearing at
George's Music Springing the
Blues Festival include Tinsley
Ellis, Cephas and Wiggins, Lil'
Ed &T the Blues Imperials, Eric
Lindell and Smokin' Joe Kubek
and B'nois King.
In addition to three days of
blues muSic, the festival also
offers a diverse range of outer
festival activities, including
the inaugural Springing the
f.leps Filla FeRSthpyl at t~he
QuS~aity Imn~een rOcenfon
"Every SpinTgitig the Blues
festival weekend, we look for
ways to grow and new things
to add to the event and the
sense of community," Veal
"That's what we do with our
outer fest activities so people
can go do something then
come to the festival or come to
the festival and then go do
Veal said the film festival
will show the films of the
esteemed blues director Robert
Mugge, who directed such
films as "Deep Sea Blues" and
"Pride and Joy," which is the
story of Alligator Records.
The Bravo cable network
recently aired "Last of the
Mitch Harbeson, who works
in the film industry and is an
instrumental component with
the blues festival, will head the
"This film festival is just an
incredible idea," Harbeson
said. "Some of those years it is
incredibly warm out there and
you want to find a place to
jump into and get a bit of air
Harbeson said the festival
will spotlight 30 yearpypxthof
"All of his films have been
based on music, most of them
in blues," he said.
"It is going to be a pleasure
to have him there."
The film "Tension and
Release II" was shot at the
2004 festival and features a
kick off performance by Susan
Tedeschi at the Florida
Theatre, ending with a per-
formance by her husband,
local guitar phenom and
Allman Brothers member
S"Derek Trucks just tore it up.
It will be an amazing thing'to
photo by LIZA MITCHELL
John Cephas (right) and Phil Wiggins at last year's Blues fest.
see. We are going to show it on
"We will be premiering films
all day on Friday, Saturday and
Sunday at the Quality Suites."
Other activities include the
62-mile metric century Tour de
Vilano bicycle ride down A1A
to raise money for bile duct
The ride was established
three years ago to honor Dan
Amico, who passed away in-
2006 from the disease.
Blues artist Tony
Smotherman was selected out
of at least 70 entries as the
winner of a local talent con-
16 on the
Blues: Alligator artists
Registration is now open fe
annual Sand castle Contest.
COntest will be held April 2
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"Yin Yang on Grey" is one of
the peices on exhibit at the
Artisan Jeweiry Trunk Show at
The fifth annual Beaches
Gallery Tour will be held from
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
.Each participating gallery
will have an artist on site for
demonstration and dislcus-
Maps and refreshments are
available at each location.
*Stellers Gallery Annex,
200 First St., Neptune Beach,
presents the works of painter
Jennifer Jones. Call 247-7200.
*Chao Framing, 1514 3rd
St. N., Jacksonville Beach, is a
fine art and custom framing
gallery, will host Neptune
Beach artist Lisa Cederberg,
Who will discuss her watercol-
or paintings. Call 249-4053
*The J. Johnson Gallery,
177 4th Ave. N., Jacksonville
Beach, presents the abstract
paintings of James Bohary,
whose gestural, heavy works
ort canvas are influenced by
the locations in which he
lives and works. Call 435-3200
*The Artistree, 508 3rd St.
S., Jacksonville Beach, is
showcasing painter William
Meyer, photographer Heather
Blanton, and mixed media
artist Kathy Frosio. Call 434-
*Beaches Art &r Frame
Gallerie, 1834 3rd St. S.,
Jacksonville Beach, will have
Charlene Solomon of Carpe
Diem Studios on site-to dis-
cuss her pet portraits, archi-
tectural renderings, land- and
cityscapes. Call 247-0596.
*Eclectic Galleries, 2405
3rd St. S., Jacksonville Beach,
presents its sixth .annual
Artisan Jewelry Trunk Show.
Georgia metal-smith and glass
artist Sherry Moser will be on
site with her handcrafted glass
and sterling jewelry. Call 247-
*Stellers Gallery at Ponte
Vedra, 240 A1A N., presents
abstract artist Steve Williams,
whose paintings incorporate
complex and abstract quali-
ties. Call 273-6065.
*The Cultural Center at
Ponte Vedra Beach, 50
Executive Way, presents pho-
tographer Jay Shoots. There
will be artist demonstrations
throughout the day in a vari-
ety of media. Call 280-0614,
or visit www.ccpvb.org.
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Neptune Beach artist Lisa Cederberg will discuss her watercolor paintings at Chao Framing and Fine Art during Saturday's Beaches
Gallery Tour. Cederberg's varied subject matters are best known for capturing the joy, innocence and beauty in common and often
overlooked things. Chao Framing is at 1514 3rd St. N., Jacksonville Beach. Call 249-4053.
the Grammy-winning chorale
ensemble Chanticleer at 3:30
p.m. Sunday at Jacoby Hall in
This is a free concert. Doors
open at 2:45 p.m. and seating is
first come, first served. Tickets
for the reception following the
concert are $50 and include
pnime seating for the concert, a
chance to meet the Chanticleer
members, catered buffet, wines
and an auction. ..
The concert is sponsored by
the Lazzara Family Foundation
and Bob and Monica Jacoby.
SFor Iinomianlon, call 270-3171.
Local author Hugh Keiser,
illustrator of the Adventures of
the Pelican Pete series, will
appear at 3 p.m. Monday at the
Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra.
Keiser will talk about his new
book, "From Pencils to Pixels:
The Art of Picture Books."
This program which is free and
open to the public. Keiser's
wife, Frances, is an author who
educates young children on
ways to aid our wildlife and
On April 17 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Dr. Larry Thompson, president.
of Ringling College of Art and
Design, will discuss how design
thinking, applied across indus-
tries, enhances products and
services and impacts us daily
where we live.
Thompson is one of the
world's most renowned experts
on the subject of design in
business. You can download
the Center's spring and sum-
mer class and workshop sched-
ule at http://www.cepvb .org.
The Center will open a new
exhibit, "Sculptrires," by David
Engdahl on Friday, April 11. A
reception will be held from
6:30 to 8 p.m.
En~gdahl's wood sculptures
have been exhibited through-
out the country an~d in U.S.
embassies in Bahrain, Latvia,
Angola and Zimbabwe.
Meet the artist and enjoy the
Milestone Jazz Trio at the recep-
tion Friday night.
The Ceriter is at 50
Executive Way, Ponte Vedra
The 2008 Senior Show
opens today at the University
of North Florida.
A reception will be held from
6 to 7 p.m. This exhibition fea-
tures the works of 35 graduat-
ing seniors. The works include
paintings, sculptures, photo-
graphs, ceramics, prints, draw-
ings, mixed media and graphic
design. Call 620-2534 for infor-
"Paws and Claws" opens at
First Street Gallery today with a
reception and silent auction
from 7 to 9 p.m.
Proceeds from a silent auc-
tion and the sale of works by
the participating artists will
benefit the Jacksonville
Some of the participating
artists are Sara Barnhill, Linda
Thornwell, Diane Hamburg,
Sally Douglas, Pat Livesay,
Barbara Wroten, JoAnne
Adams, Denise Wood, Cheryl
Wencel, Jeannie Johnson,
Phyliss Harpster, Naticy
Devereaux, Mara Hixson,
Margot Miller, Maureen Buik,
Leni Mittelacher, Kelley
Loughran and Melinda
The fund-raising exhibit runs
through June 2 at 216-B First
Street, Neptune Beach. Call
241-6928, or visit firststreet-
College of Fine Arts will open
the musical "Oklahoma"
today. This Rogers and
Hammerstein musical will play
April 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7:30
p.m. in Swisher Theater. Call
FOCUS Cummer's "FOCUS
Finale and Art Experience,"
will take place on April 17 at
the Sawgrass Beach Club. A
wine reception will be held at 6
p.m. followed by the annual
meeting and a buffet. Call 285-
FOCUS Cummer and the
Friends of the Ponte Vedra
Library will present
"Techniques in Painting," a live
paint-in session with local
artists at the Ponte Vedra
Branch Library on Wednesday,
April 9, at 2 p.m. Contact
Bruce Bunt at 543-9468 for
The Jacksonville Coalition
of the Visual Arts will be
accepting works to be juried on
Monday, April 14, at the House
of Stereo between 10 a.m. and
The show will run from April
19 to May 12 at 8700 Southside
Blvd. A reception will be held
on Saturday, April 19, from 6 to
opened its exhibit of works by
graduating bachelor of fine arts
students last night.
Students are exhibiting their
faculty-approved senior works
thesis projects. The seniors will
lecture on their works on April -
7 at 6 p.m. Call 256-7345.
Eclectic Galleries opens its
sixth annual Artisan Jewelry
Trunk Show today at 2405 3rd
St. S., Jacksonville Beach.
The show, which runs
through April 26, features an
exclusive collection of hand-
crafted jewelry from 15
During today's opening
reception from 5:30 p.m. to
8:30 p.m., artist Sherry Moser
will showcase her unique series
of cast, carved and etched glass
set into textured silver.
SMoser will also be at the
gallery on Saturday, during the
Beaches Gallery Tour, from 11
a.m. to 4 p.m. For more details,
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Art can be a thing of beauty,
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The Cummer Museum of Art
&r Gardens contributes one of
the most humane programs in
this area for theqphysically
impaired through its Very
Special Arts Festival. The event
will be held April 8-11.
More than 2,000 children
from Duval County Public
Schools' exceptional education
program will experience the
beauty of original artworks and
have the chance to discover
their own artistic abilitieS.
Galleries, gardens and studios
will provide artstops where
children will enjoy and learn
about music, watercolor paint-
ing, wire sculpture, musical sto-
rytelling, and clay frames.
This year more than 1,300
volunteers will give their time
and talent to help children
experience the joy of creating
works of art.
The VSA Arts Festival is an
educational affiliate of the John
F. Kennedy Center for
Perforrrting Arts and is an inter-
nationial organization founded
by Jean Kennedy Smith,
Duval Country Public
Schools provide learning servic-
es to approximately 24,000 stu-
dents. For information call
Art lovers will have an oppor-
tunity to learn more about
many facets of art by attending
the Beaches Gallery Tour
Saturday, April 5.
Eight art galleries will be
open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
from Neptune Beach to Ponte
Vedra Beach. You will find
diversity and variety in the art~
works in these local galleries.
The galleries on the tour
include five galleries in
Jacksonville Beach (Chao
Framing, J. Johnson Gallery'
Artistree Gallery, Beaches Art
and Frame Gallery, Eclectic
Galleries, the Cultural Center at
Ponte Vedra Beach, and Stellers
Gallery in Ponte Vedra and
Stellers Annex in Neptune
Beach. Call anyone of these gal-
leries for information.
The Beaches Fine Arts Series
will cap its 2007-08 season with
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Martin Scorsese (center) directs the concert documentary "Shine A Light," starring the legendary Rolling Stones, from left, Keith
Richards, Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger and Ron Wood. The film was shot'in the fall of 2006 at the. Beacon Theatre in New York.
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94eP9. Happy Hour with Spade
McQuade, 7-11 p.m. Sunday.
Ron Perry, 8 p.m. `Tuesdays..
Comedy 8 p.m. and Jimmyr
Solari, 9:310 p.m. .Wednesdays.
Eighties Night with live music
from Freeze frame, 9 p.m.
cFre ~~kd Livn 200 2 61~` S .
Mindslip performs an all ages
show topnight. Tickets are avail-
able at the door. New Day anid
Nailed also perforin.
Saturday, April 5 Fifth South
performs an all ages show. Late
:Night Transfer' and `The
Homesteaders are also sched-
uled to, play. Tickets ivill be
available at the door.
More ticket and performance
information is available at.
The Atlantic, 333 N. 1st St.,
Jacksonville Beach. 904-249-
3338, Tonight DJ Jade spins old
wave and 80's retro from 10
p.m. to close. On the other side
DJ Infader plays hip hop and
Top 40 songs form 10 p.m. to
Every Saturday DJ March
entertains with Top 40 and
dan Htu es f ~i"9 ]J.m. to 2 ~
Reed spinning 80's, remixes and
mash-ups from 10 p.m. until
Acoustic rock with Charlie
Walker, Funktion and Acme in
the main bar every Wednesday.
Thursday night is ladies night!
All ladies drink for free 10 p.m.
to 1 a.m. $2 Mviller Light and $3
cocktails are offered while DJ
Infader and DJ Wes Reed spin
hip hop and retro. Happy Hour
is Tuesday to Friday from 5 p.m.
to 7 p.m. with two-for-one
cocktails and $1 off all sushi
rolls in the newly opened sushi
bar. More information available
at www.the-atlantic.com .and.
www.myspace. com/atlanticj ax.
Bob's Coral Reef,.201 5tfii Ave.
N., Jacksonville Beach, 246-
9874. DJs and female imperson-
Sa'tdis whekldy' :
Culhanes Irish Pub, 967
Atlantic Blvid., Atlantic Beach,
249-9595, Happy Hour is
every Tuesday to Friday from 4
p.m. tq 7 p.m. Every
Wednesday is Pub Trivia. start-
ing at 7:30 p.m. Every F~riday
live music is performed froin 9
p.m. For more inzformation visit
www. culhanesirishpub .com.
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being taught etiquette, ethics and social dance in hundreds of cotil lion
programs presented by chapters in more than 30 states. No other
organization has trained so many young people in character and social
vision" who shared a great love
of all music, particularly the
George Hines, CEO of
George's Music Superstore,
attends the festival bearing his
name -every year. He speaks
passionately about the annual
festival that cer~ebrates the clas-
sic American blues music.-
"There is food, shelter and
rtusic. Those are the three
basics in life. I can't imagine
life without music and -we are
really proud to be involved in
Jacksonville Beach with wrhilt
we believe is the premiere if -
not the best blues festival in
the United States," Hines said.
"We are honored and we are
privileged. I carr tell you- after
this many years that it keeps
g ies sbi Tha cbns s blues
a "positive music" that enter-
tains fans of all ages. Programs~
such as Blues in the Schools
help expose children to the
Amue icantis rEd Cotton,
whom Veal called a "remark-
able artist and educator," was
the featured performer this
year, .visiting several ,local
Cotton said children natu-
rally gravitate towards any-~
thing that has a little "boogie
woogie" to it like the blues.
"Blues is an important
American art form that com-
-municates better than, any sin-
gle style of musit. It encom-
passes various stylistic ele-
ments orf other style of music,"
"Without the blues there
would be no jazz. Early coun-
.try music and a lot of early
rock is based on blues. It's
probably been the most influ-
ential art forri.
Teaching blues in .the
schools ~is important, Cotton
said, .because of -the message,
an "inherent optimism" that
shines through the music.
Cont. from B-2
higher production level to pro-
vide a more intimate setting.
Last year, teeri~age guitar
prodigy Conrad Oberg wowed
the judges panel as well as the
crowd with his winning per-
formance. Oberg will also
appear this year. .
The fifth annual Aqua East
Surfing the Blues Surf Fest will
be held Saturday at the south
end of the Jacksonville Beach
pier. The winner of the pro
surfing event will take home a
$5,000 cash prize.
"This raises the level of surf-
ing tremendously," contest
orgsanizer Paul West said.
"They are out there linking a
name for themselves."
Ponte Vedra surfer Ryan
Briggs s itdhhe-is "stoked" to be
"Thanks to George for giving-
us this opportunity," Briggs
said. "I'm just looking forward
to surfing against all of this
lcol tiakntmyms cohpef y
finish last year."
P.J. Satterwhite said the
event has grown with each
year and it is nice to be able to
listen to live blues while you
are on the beach surfing in the
"Let's pray for waves," -Veal
Also newv this year, Veal said,
is a series of music workshops
held at the SeaWalk Hotel.
Cotton will teach a bottleneck
slide workshop Saturdlay.
Information is available at
Gibson Guitars will also pro-
vide additional support by
offering a tour bus with free
tours. They will also provide a
trailer with instruments and
custom guitars that festival
goers can play during the
Veal said the festival has
grown over the past 11 years
when he, too, met "a man of
"Ther~e is a common miscon-
ception that the blues is all
about~ sadness and l oss,"
One thing you will find if
you Jook at blues lyrics is that
there may not be an-actual res-
oblution to the problem but
'there is the hope of it.
"'The sun is going to shine
on my back door. I may be
down, but l won't be down for
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The Ruins. Rated R. Fri.-
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The Coastal Community
Center, 180 Marine St., St.
Augustine, offers a fun pre-
show evening of fellowship,
hors d'oeuvres and beverages
starting at 5 p.m. April 4
before heading to a presenta-
tion of "The Pirates of
Penzance." The operetta, pro-
duced by First Coast Opera,
takes place at 7:30 p.m. at
Pedro Menendez High
School. Preferred seating is
being arranged. Reservations
are required and must be
made by March 28. For reser-
vations or information, call
Pam Melfi at 904-209-3646.
Cost of the evening is $25.
The first OLLI Gala will be
held from 6-11 p.m. May 31
at the Hyatt Regency
OLLI, the Osher Lifelong
Learning Institute at the
University of North Hlonda,
serves seniors 50 and above
through UNF. The
dinner/dance fundraiser will
feature music of the '50s, '60s
and '70s by the Fabulous
Korvettes. Tickets cost $100;
cocktails, dinner, live music,
dancing and a silent auction
are included in the ticket
price. Proceeds will help sup-
Learning Opportunities (TLO)
and the UNF Foundation for
OLLI. For tickets and infor-
mation, call Billie Lombardo
at 620-1159, the customer
care team at 620-4200 or log
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Senior Center, 175 Landrpm
Lane, Ponte Vedra Beach,
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STARTER HOME, Southside- area,
SeBWB w/ ag e fne~d y d, o mm et
$119K for quick sale. Payments around
$900/mo.. Alan (904)534-0997.
WATER-FRONT INTRACOASTAL VIEW
5/3 in-ground pool & spa, gated communi-
ty, close to beaches, concrete block
constr., $794,500. 241-4447 Help-U-Sell
4BR/3BA, 2660SF, pool, huge lot, spa-
clous, 11x34 party room, over looking
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A RARE find. 2 buildable lots, S. Jax Bch.
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(904)221-9198, (912)266-0912. .
3/4 ACRE lot on Fort George Rd. near Big
Talbot Island. Offered below appraisal at
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.
VIANO BEAC3H 1 ace, Mult/ Sin9le
SOUTH JAX BCH
3/2.5, 1856sf. Luxury Townhome. Motivat-
ed Seller $324,900. (800)935-8347 x102.
OPEN HOUSE, April 5th, 1-4pm, 604 10th
Ave S. Remodeled Home on Double cor-
ner lot $432K< Susan Howell, Watson Re-
alty Corp, 463-0330.
"Mo PORT FIS INGjo$ 9rllae0 TwrS3
mtate Reaot Cor (904)537-0679.
WEEKLY OPEN HOUSE -205K'J u r;,3 aet ( 0
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mother-in-law suite up. House on a corner Goi lss
049. VcntClo Oa s~h oin Blvdxi. Asking 2 ms\ b i~i
PONTE VEDRA, Sawgrass, Oak Bridge
3/2/2, cul-de-sac, lakeview, adorable,
parlke eset ing $29,MO (352)634-4955.
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GARAGE SALES 970 Trucks/Vans
84t0 Garage Sales 980 Automobiles
850 Garage Sales Jax Beach CLAS SI FIE
852 Garage Sales Neptune Beach
854 Garage Sales Atlantic Beach }0J
857 Garage Sales Ponte Vedra addition.J \\il
858 Garage Sales o West Beaches
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862 Estate Sales mc d oa
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930 Motrcycles ,l
950 Campers/RVs EE
619 Electrical Sere
620 Equip. Rentals
' 622 Fences
623 Finan. Services
634 Lawn Mower Sales/Sery
637 Marine Const.
645 Moving &r Storage
648 Pressure Washing
651 Pest Control
655 Rain Gutters
675 Sprinkler &r Wells
677 Tree Service
690 Water Treatment
700 Massage Therapy
710 Health Care Serv.
800 For Sale
805 Music &~ Instr.
820 Wanted to Buy
100 Real Estate
110 Lots/Land For Sale
120 Homes for Sale
125 Real Estate WVanted
130 Condos for Sale
140 Mortgages -
150 Mobile Homes for Sale
180 Comm. Property
.15` Ho~mes f.r Pentl
340 Lost &- Found Pets
420 Legal Serices
440 Misc. Lost &r Found
500 P-T Help Wanted
510 F-T Help Wanted
520 lob Service
530 Bus. Opportunity
540 Child Care
550 Work Wanted
1600 Service Guide
601 Air Conditioning
607 AutofBoat Detailing
608 Auto Repair
609 Bus. Services
616 Computer Services
You et ORE wit
5BR/3BA home is approx.
2,836sf with beautifully
restored hardwood floors,
large sunroom, fenced in
$879,000. David Darch
ENJOY LAGOON VIEWS
28R/2.5BA town home.
Large screen porch faces
lagoon. Tile floors on main
floor. All apples & security
system incl. Near tennis,
pool & shops. $198,000.
THE PLANTATION AT PV
Stunning 48RI4BA home
Formal living & dining
rooms. Remodeled kitchen
with granite. SS appliances
& gorgeous stone work.
Heated pool/spa overlook
Overlooking the promen-
ade, a tremendous price &
opportunity directly on the
accalamed Harbour island
yacht Basin. Includes SO'
floating concrete boat slipf
$995,000. Michelle Floyd
custom home on the 17'"
fairway of The Plantation at
Ponte Vedra's golf course.
'sRecc blyomenaintai d
$1,720,000. Susan Fort
PV EAST LOT
One of the last buildable
lots east of A1A. In a small
communints.?o wt il
Walk& 1k &o dh ba h
Jsol 8m29,.oo. o*""'
Custom home on large
lgoogn lot. Open floor plan
winousldn Mai a~housof
$1,195,000. Susan Fort
VISTA VIEWS OF ICW
Breathtaking walls of glass
facing the ICW and marsh.
Dock on deep water tidal
creek, screened pool &
spa, oak floors. Amazlng
views 5,000sf, 4BR/4.5BA
home. $1,399,000. Jayne
Hoffman Michelle Floyd
4BR/39A oceanfront home,
completely redone. Hard-
wood fire, granite tops, new
appics, alc & windows.
New deck u afresh paint.
$1,499,000. David Darch
Quietest road in Old PVI
Renovated 4/SBR, 3.5BA.
Chef's kitchen, wood
floors, dramatic fighting,
large yard on golf course.
Close to clubs. $1.450.000.
with rooftop spa. 3 stories,
ocean views, Quality
construction, high end
finishes. Ready for your
pemsonalization. Call for
plans and specs.
$2,850.000. Valerie Shaw
"like new" built in 2004.
Block const. Upgrades,
wood & tile floors, gas FP,
custom built-ins & more.
Gmeat S. Jax Bch area.
$569,000. Susan Fort
100' wide lot with multi-
boat "Forever" concrete
dock system. Fabulous
if a e, kitche ele n o,
ganie tunmi wood
$1,995,000. Len Knight
One of the few remaining
lots in this gated section of
rounded by se u iul estat
rmes wihoth unl rofs
'AL,, "saoid 5749.000.
Across for the ocean with
Isae an Ino back. Pe fc
Jrdsat d, dbr 5ht and fru -
ted okw/boa ra mrn
$2,195,000. Joyce Reesh
SANDY OAKS HOME
4BR/3BA, 2.050sf on large.
shaded lot In the "heart" of
PVB. Public: library,
shopping & dining near to
the neighborhood of just 51
homes Walking distance
to school` & beach.
5364,900. Susan Fort
"Better than new",nwy
bulk-headed 130' on P
Brazalian chenry floors,
Fabulou$1 9,030.nOutd oo
cabana, heated pool, dc
whi~fts, 4CG, 2 prof. ce'
* kits., hardwood marble,
stone tlr, bktup gen, Ifae
sec sys. $3,800,000.Km
Rarely' on the market
Located next door to Thei
ode& Club. 3B/3BAi
cod, app. 2,200sf.
Renovated & offered/
fumishedl Staircase to the
beach $2,480,000. K/m
3BR/3.5BA, study. Elegant
yet beachy The ultimate
finishes. Over SO' of ocean
front with walls of windows.
Patio & beach walkover,
2CG. $2,899,000 Klm
Nice 2BR/2BA officerl
sitting room on the take In
popular, gated Fairfeld In
mont a gaa tBeach. No
lot na lgt nrnisR Baut
$229,900. Al Chalar
WATER TO GOLF
Adorable brick home
w/terrific v ows & fully
ci igs, a uryard gar end
woo u11 x> 4BR plus den
Jyne Hoffman Michelle
The finest at the beach
ecMas aroe Rr1 expanded
fimnshes ths ,ghout xquiilt
I R14.5B dus3,9 rT a0
GOLF COURSE VIEWS
2BR/2BA condo in Saw-
grass County Club. Town
house style with 1BR down
and 1BR up. Excellent
floor plan. Sawgrass
County Club membership
inct at discount. $314,900.
Register in each condo to win a flat screen TV!
Discover AFFORDABLE living in the heart of Ponte
Vedra Beach, with access to the private pool,
Fitness center & party room in this gated
community! 2 & 3 BR condos will be open. The
more you visit, the better your chance to win!
Community Garage Sale will run from 10 AM 4
PM. Sponsored by your local Realtors.
Ok:. From- JT~B, tum r -ht on A MA, tumn r ht on A TP
B/vd: then right into Grano' Cay Come to poolon r ght
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225 Wanted to Rent
230 Condo for Rent
240 hMH. for Rent
260 Vacation Rental
270 Rental to Share
275 Room for Rent
280 Office Space
285 Comm. Rental
PETS &r ANIMALS
300 Free Pets
310 Pets for Sale
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SUMMER SANDS Townhouse, 2/2.5, ga-
rage, W/D, lawn service included,
$1150/mo. +dep. 246-6043.
1BR, REMODELED, 1/2 block to ocean.
Safe, fenced, small complex. Pets OK.
ATLANTIC BEACH duplex, 2BR/1BA re-
modeled, 4 blks from beagh and Town
Center. WDHU. $950/mo. +electric. Water
included. Avail 5/6/08. Call 610-3838.
JAX BEACH- half block to ocean,
2BR/1BA, upstairs unit with landscape,
courtyard and in-ground pool, remodeled
in "04", $1200/mo. Call Elizabeth 962-
3106. Florida Coastal Realty.
We got rentals.
TOO many to list.
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~ /. house, car garage, big yard
+2/1.5 Apt. Top unit, big deck, walk
to beach. $995/mo.
+I 2BR/2BA, MyOrLandding $700 -
$825/mo. Close to base. Move mn
Special $200 off lst month rent
+f 2BR/2BA, The Courtyards, new
carpet, community pool. $775/mo.'
+I 2BR/2BA, Condo, The Courtyards,
remodeled unit. $850/mo.
+ 2/1 Apt. walk to beach, patio in
back, remodeled, new carpet.
+ 3/3 Corado, tile & upgraded kitchen.
2 car garage. $1700/mo.
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MAYPORT/ ATL Bch., Brick townhome,
CH&A, WDHU, 2 & 3BR's, $750 &
$875/mo. 724-9994, Ashiey
CLOSE TO Base, like new, very quiet,
1BR/1BA, laundry on premises, water,
electric, and satellite TV included. Small
pets ok. $650/mo. 247-4221-
NEPTUNE BEACH, newly renovated
2BR/2BA, 3 blocks to ocean. WDHU.
1BR apt, $650/mo. +dep. 2 blocks from
1 BLOCK to ocean, very nice 2BR/1BA,
CH&A, fireplace, WDHU, located at 170
1s A 6. S., JB. $875/mo. credit check.
J BEACH T30B HOBSE 8f,.6thaA r
WDe inw adcu, z2 cbar (cn friend arof
Small og~s on~sdered, $1600/mo. +1/mo
NEPTUNE BEACH, studio w/garage, 1.5
blocks from ocean, No pets. $725/mo. in-
cludes W/D. Call Rick 891-2345.
Efficiency, $650/mo. 1BR/1BA, $750/mo.
water included. Call 241-9822.
2R/1.5B tow hs,o 97975M in' St.o
PONTE VEDRA, Treehouse at the beach.
2BR/2BA condo, high ceilings 1200sf.,
ARLINGTON, MONUMENT Rd., Hidden
Mils new,3n2 5t ( m- 251195/mo.
OCEANFRONT 3BR/2BA condo in S.
Jax Bch! Pool, clubhouse & morel
$1700/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
OCEANFRONT mFUeRNI9S5 Do ficie
SOUTH VILANO Beach, 2BR/2BA town-
Cl lizbth 9b6e2a 106 Fida C ata
JAX BEACH townhome, 2BR/1.5BA,
1100sf., WDHU, CH&A, tile floors through-
out, fenced yard. $1050/mo. +sec. dep.,
887 8th Ave. South, (904)608-6678.
ATLANTIC BCH 3BR/2BA home, 1300sf-
next to Russell Park, 5-1/2 blocks to
beach, steps to tennis courts & skate park,
double garage, security system, large
$1nt&b km yard 9l 6tile. 562 Vikings
ATLANTIC BCH townhouse, 2/1, fenced
r0d00/m~oa allCRic 891-2345Avi. Ma.
2BR, CH/A, WDHU, 1st Ave. S. Credit
check. $875/mo. 891-0606.
VERY NICE 3BR 2BA house, Ig gar., new-
ly renovated. Convenient to Wonderwood
1xp-6063217 Hampsted Ct. $1100/mo.
SOUTHSIDE AREA, 3/1 C.B. home
10,000sf lot, new everything! Windows tP
Travertine. Call Elizabeth 962-3106. Florl-
da Coastal Real y
ATLANTIC BEACH, near ICW, 4BR/2BA
house, large fenced yard, stone fireplace,
new carpet. 2153 Featherwood Dr. E-
Owner relocating and must sell. Reduced,
$209,900. (904)280-2728 Iv. msg.
Open House, Sunday, 11am-2prti 1861
Beachside Ct.1883sf, 3BR/ 2BA, frplc"
nice, quiet cul-de-sac. Short walk to
beach, next to Beach Ave. 651-9081 or
PONTE VEDRA, 3BR /2BA, beautiful
townhome on lake. End unit. .Asking
$174,000 OBO. (904)894-5043
ANNUCAoLrrN CME n5,0.Departme t
9BR/2BA $140,000. Call (904)993-8424
April 5th, 9am-1pm. 524 Patricia Lane.,
4BR/3BA, totally renovated inside & out.
walk to beach, A Must See! $330,000.
JAX BCH, 1011 24th St. N. 3/2.5 w/large
master, downstairs study, kitchen island
hoe, nea CW, noohru trr fi, B23d0e
$410K. (904)860-3239. MLS#418228
3BR/ 2BA, approx. 1600sf brick home
2 car gar., close to beaches, Isle of Palms.
$4t, 8201 99Cner pays 2% of closing
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, pool, fireplace,
2 car garage, new appliances, $299,900.
Will co-op. 904)24 -18 0. AI
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PVB/ BELLEZA 1IBR/1BA w/tile floors,
exc. view and amenities $128,900.
PONTE VEDRA Beach, 1BRFBAA Ocean
Grove, beach access. $119,900. Financ-
ing available. (904)226-3968
ATLANTIC BEACH- Sevilla, 2BR/2BA
Ist floor, end unit. Gated Community, ap-
prox. 1400sf., hardwood floors, plantation
shutters thruout, Newly remodeled kitch-
e934)88T .d parking. $222,000.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1BR/1BA, near
beach, Will co-op. $175,000. Call
BISHOP'S COURT, Hodges/ Beach.
0 IB,5~ 9up4 r ded, gated, amenities.
PRICE REDUCED 100K MiraVista in.
vestor liquidation, 2674sf. w/garage on
marina. Value $699K. Sell $599K. Turn
Key Long term lease in pla~ce. 40' slip ad-
ditionail $59K. (904)463-2845. Only Buy-
ers/ Investors. No Brokers please. Equity
JAX BEACH- the Palms, gated, 2BR/ 2BA
new luxury condo w/ garage. Vaulted ceil-
ings, washer/ dryer, pool & fitness. Only
$168,000, lease/ buy option. (904)472-
COMPLETELY RENOVATED immacu-
late-3BR/2.5BA 1586sf townhouse in
beautiful Summer Sands N.B. Private end
unit with 2 car garage. New' hardiboard,
Iapsiding exterior, new roof, new A/C, ex-
tended rear patio with footer to support
room addition. Kitchen has new SS appli-
ances, granite, and tile. Spacious great
roo wth weed flor Sa rificeo a
904-477-224&1: ;.; ., .
FSBO, VILLAS @ Marsh Landing, beauti-
ful, completely furnished, upgraded, 2/2,
garage, golf course view, screened lanai,
Was $200,000. Now $185,000, 887-5005.
FSBO, 2BR/2BA, S. Jax Beh, great view,
overlooking pool and beach. $619K,
Priced to sell Seahawk condO
MVOve-in ready on quiet cul-de- ~BqB"
SaC sT OVerlOOkill" preSerVe!
Mary Drakos, REALTOR@
* SPet aeo wlome
* Washer/Dryer Connections
* Water & Pest Control Incl.
099 Securit dDd osticBa
. H 94$.8899
ACROSS FROM OCEAN
103 1 6th Ave..So., Jax Beach, 2BR/1BA,
lower apartment. No dogs. $995/mo. Se-
curity deposit equal one-half rent. Lawn
service included. Broker/ Owner
JAXo a BEACH 2!5, mblooks a to- ocean,
1BR/18A. $710/mo. 655-5367, 803-309i9.
Lovely townhouse, 3BR/3.5BA, 2 car,
private yard w/ jacuzzi, frplc, .2 balconies,
1 deck, over 1800sf, 1852 Beach Ave.
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/2.5BA, fireplace,
W/D, 3 blocks to town center & beach.
$1150/mo. (904)742-6423!. :
NEPTUNE -BE`ACH 'Townhome,
2BR/1.5BA, No Pets, $900/mo.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR home, fenced
yard, all appliances, inc. W/D. Available
PONTE VEDRA BEACH
2BR/2BA, END unit flat, w/fireplace and
lake view. 5 star amenities, gated com-
munity. Beach side. Asking $265,900.
Seller motivated, bri3 all offers.
2BR/1.5BA, upstairs flat, Oakbridge Golf
view, gated, $189,900. Kirk K~illebrew,
(904)463-11 31. www. killebrewrealty. com
rl~c fi d 2
April 4-, 2008
The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra l eader
AGE 62 or over? No need to lose your
home or go into bankruptcy. No more
mortgage payments. Call adviser Theresa
Farnell about reverse mortgages. We can
help you. Call 223-1886.
2004 CLAYTON home, 3BR/2BA, excel-
lent condition; take over payments. Call
Over 10 years experience and
100% customer satisfaction.
Mary E Farwell
Real Estate Broker
2100 FLORIDA BLVD.
.14 Acres Zoned: NC-2
3,360 Square Feet Concrete Block Construction
Also available for Lease @ $10 psf NNN
502 SHETTER AVENUE
.87 Acres Zoned: CS
131' facing front door of new Publix ~
$1, 50,0 6 1
1103-1105 SOUTH THIRD STREET
.36 Acres Zoned: C-1
3,994 Square Feet Great Corner Location
PTO ert ie5
as well As Homes
h'm IE tO
PHOTOS Visible at
IVr t'b Site
REC CYCLE !
4 2008 The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader Liasslinea s
YOUTH MINISTRY: Hodges Blvd. Presby-
terian Church,anP USA mhas an imedriate
opouth Ministries. If you enjoy working in
Youth Ministry and have experience in this
area, please submit resume:
OFFICE/ FILE Clerk- Dependable, hard
worker ne eded o bp r-im fferic poesr
required, retail and computer skills a plus.
Flexible day schedule, no weekends or
nights, Apply at: 76 Levy Road Atlantic
Beach, FL 32233 or e-mail resume to:
PrT vFeRONT mDes posit ons available en
date is: a confident self-starter, dependa-
ble, responsible and able to multi-task.
Previous sales .experience a plus. Fax
resume with salary requirement to:
249-7190. No agencies!
CAREGIVER NEEDED for elderly. $10/hr.
Must be flexible, must have own car.
BFIC rSITN S eddwt friend-
ly, professional phone voice and attention
to detail. Computer saw knowledge of
ACT, Excel, and Word. Self- starter. Lo-
cated in Ponte Vedra. Call 285-5855.
CAREGIVER NEEDED for elderly lady,
24-hr. care, 3 or 4 days. Call
Needed for Home Health care and Hos-
pice Shifts. Up to $28/hr. Apply with North
Florida Health Services, at
www.NFHSonline.com or call us at
FULL & PART-TIME SERVERS & BEV-
- ERAGE CART. Marsh Landing Country
Club in Ponte Vedra Beach is currently
hiring full & part-time dining room servers,
banquet servers and bevera e cart staff.
Excellent benefits offered to full time em-
ployees including 401k, insurance, vaca-
hoen Mars I kd nap.'lu~bphus T eay
Saturday. Call 285-6514 for directions.
GxEN RnAe.HSANrDY8 ANC fr 3R~ent~a 12yrs.
OPTOMETRY, West Beaches, Front
dsk, customer setryice l officema peact
bookkeeping, PC, medical office expeni-
ence a plus.,Fak resume to 221-6504.
FIT FOTTfc Staff for busy ph scian
ofiemeM li- akng0 skills requ re Fax
BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
nee Wages n gtiablel Bti~pas B n fits
PONTE VEDRA Construction Company
looking for Administrative Assistant to sup-
port office in all admin and bookkeeping
duties. Must be advanced at Word & Excel
(Publishing software experience a plus).
Fax resume to (904)493-4949.
CNA'S & HOME HEALTH AIDES Imme-
diate assignments & work close to home.
Full & Part Time, days, nights, all shifts.
'Call 1-800-HomeCare or apply at:
Answer rriulti-line phone, computer/ cleri-
cal work;- $9-$10/hr.. M-F, FIT. Great of-
fice environment. Near UNF/ FCCJ. Fax
NEAR PONTE NVed a, 1e bloc ba nt -
tile, kitchen and bath, 2BR/1BA, CH&A,
W/D included. No smoking. Reference
and credit check. $1095/mo. +security.
ATL BCH, Courtyards, 2/2, ceramic tile,
W4D 5.$800/mo. TDO Management.
WBALK BO bec,2 -21d4 10th Aveb N.
in Credit check. No pets. 51r 8m 0
1/2 BLOCK to beach. 2BR/1BA. $850/mo.
t 5R1B -$ '/mo. Bot~hi 00/deposit. No
AQUATIC GARDENS, 3BR/2BA, W/D,
CH&A. $975/mo. Call 803-6560
ATLANTIC BCH large 1/1 & 2/1.5 apts.
Near stores and bus, dishwasher, pool,
$575/mo & up. A nice place to live
No pets, 246-8537.
EFFICIENCY OLD AV, two blocks beach.
W/D, full kitchen. Non-smoker Small pet
considered. Available 5/1, $800/mo. in-
cludes utilities.. 233-4205.
NEPTUNE BEACH- 2BR/1BA, jut
2 blocks to ocean! WDHU. $895/mo. uAsll
South Realty, 241-4141.
ATLANTIC BEACH. Great 18R w/garage.
Steps to beach, $850/mo. (904)910-1108,
1/2 BLOCK ocean Large 2-3BR/1BA.
Available now! $1200/mo. 399-2070.
JAX BCH townhouse, 2BR/ 1.5BA w/ frplc
Clo::.gobeach Ihosptl pk ear depca n
WDHU. $1000/mo+ sec. dep. Call for
appt. 721-1546 ext. 4. Century 21-
1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave. South,
1BR/1BA $650 & $725/mo., Credit Check
1BR APT, 1 block from beach, $700/mo
water incl. No pets. 607-7425.
6a1c MAI DSHUAtlantcnBecdh, 28WBrR/d BC
Credit check. $750/mo. 891-0606.
NEPTUNE BCH, 2291 233 Magnolia, 2/1,
carpet/ tile, garage, $950/mo. TDO Man-
agementE 246-1125.boc to cen
cBRk.51A /town m0%0/CHA p5ioS &
2nd St., 280-2728 leave message.
2MBAR/PB Tnew crp~eD, fenced waknhoamde
1158 Songbird Lane, $790/mo, $700 dep.
280-27B28 leave message lst ca,
CH&A. $950/mo. No Pets. Call 625-1881.
JAX BCH near ocean 1 & 2BR apts.,
2a2 4h Ae o., 21-414 7035759158mo
AB 3 story townhome. 4 blocks to beach.
6 P/2A netl t r~enovated. $1237/mo.
PVB DOLPHIN Cove 3BR/2BA, w/great
room adarcauiedeLsare fnw d rb cya
$1350/mo. +de Available mid May,
241-4950 343-Op61 (cell)
ADORABLE, 3/2, newly renovated home
in Ponte Vedra. Wood floors, fenced yard,
quiet neighborhood. $1195/mo. Lawn
service incl. 164 Eldorado Way Call 476-
PONTE VEDRA, East of A1A, Short walk
tp atchee reaan t2/k, 110b0a sw/ aret e fire
rubbed bronze light & plumb fixtures. All
appl. included. Low utilities. $925/mo. No
pets/ smoking. Call (904)881-0895.a
PVB, 2BR/2BA, beautifully decorated with
wood floors and tile. $995/mo. 868-6886.
Newly renovated 1/1; partially furnished,
$825/mo. Call Maryanne, (904 537-6161.
Townhouse, steps to Town Center newer
interior, clean and move in ready, bacony,
2BR, WDHU, great parking. Short term/
pets OK. $990/mo., low utilities. 607-
ATLANTIC BEACH- Oceanside
2BR/2BA condo w/club lpool, just steps to
beach! $1250/mo. AlSuhRealty,
LARGE 1 bedroom. Excellent location. 1
block to ocean, clean. No Pets. $675/mo.
642-1214 and 241-1219.
i:B CK to ocean, 120 1s Ave. WDH JB
$700/mo. Credit check. 891-0606.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1365 Seminole Rd OENFOT 2BR/2BA, Ocean 14,
3BR/2BA, CH&A, garage, $1300/mo. 1rya l ease OE NFo pts.$50m.+eoi
lease. 904-534-5541. Y3e34-2737. N es 10/o dpit
JAX BEACH- 3BR/2BA, condo with W/D, INTRACOASTAL WEST, 3BR/2BA w/ga-
fireplace. Garage space. $1100/mo. All ragel Pool, tennis & more! $1150/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141. South Realty, 241-4141.
S. JAX BCH
2 BR APTS
CH/A, WDHU. East of Ist St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730
COMMERCIAL LOT, 50'xt.25', zoned
industrial. 8th Ave. South, Jax Bch.
$1000/mo. 241-1880. -
WAREHOUSE FOR lease, 1375sqft, with
small office and bathroom. Air conditioned
$13.65/sqft.+ CAM approx. $2100/mo.
South Jax Beach, 241-1880.
FREE PUPPIES- Lab & Australian Blue
Heeler mix, 254-0345.
FREE KITTENS to good homes. Two gra
and white females, two gray males and
one white male. weeks old. 241-4344.
FREE CATS and Kittens to approved
homes. Call 242-0224.
YORKIE PUPS AKC, born 01/20/08. Dam
on site. Shots, health cert., $700-$900.
HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
EARLY ELECTRIC Company is closing
effe ti.0 Arl r, i 8 res wnt o rha25
ANYONE INTERESTED in si ning a peti-
tion with regard to tactics ut lized by the
Atlantic Beach Animal Control Officers,
please call 246-4042.
VICKY! REMEMBER me? JOHN? I was
trarried to Chrissy. I tried to find Rob to
s wan to Ial do yU. Hve' nsee dyou i
over 14 years. I hope you see this and call
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
tei ca eg fiple sbed eal9s 49-9033 or
The Jacksonville Beach Community
Redevelopment Agency Annual Report for
Fiscal Year 2007 has been filed with the
City of Jacksonville Beach and the City of
Jacksonville on April 1, 2008, pursuant to
Chapter 163.356(c)(3), Florida Statutes. A
copy of this report is available for public
spe Cma hity eoR Itohpemnt Ae
Admin trato Depairtm rt ,of~r pln i
lacksonville Beach, Florida, during normal
/s/ Steven G. Lindorff
BL 4/4/08 -
AcL.. BH.el1/ b cthoeocean n3BR/2BA,
deck, lawn maint. incl. 450 Garden Ln'
OCEANVIEW, NEW 3/2, Ig balcony. Con-
sider lease/ option.. 6mo.+ .463-7343,
2BR/2BA, THE Palms, marshview,
$1025/mo. includes water. 434-3456.
PALMS AT Marsh Landing- ist floor,
2BR/2 A, amdwoo f oors,60ranite, marsh
view, $00m 946375.
PONTE VEDRA Beautiful 2BR/ 2.5BA,
W/D, frplc., on pond. $1150/mo. (904)742-
PVB OCEAN Grove, clean and updated
3d flor rihe Pal s,7f rnshe d22/29 11 0,
unfurnished 2/2 $1050/mo. Valencia 3/2,
3rd floor $1800/mo. Ashton Park 2/2
w/gar. $950/mo. Florida Coastal Realty.
PONTE VEDRA, Excellent 2BR/2BA, 2nd
floor, tree views all rooms, neutral colors,
almost new appl aces/6 crpe hig k" i
beach. $1095/mo. Janet Wls. 63-75
1BR balcony, ceramic tile floors, WDHU'
walk-in closet, assigned parking, $875/mo.
($900 w/washer+dryer). Ocean View,
160 7th Ave. N. 993-2555-
NEPTUNE BEACH. Newly renovated, up-
stairs, large 2BR/1BA, CH&A, hardwood
0t Ma y bl cks to10b0e0ho.,3 incluO nd r
ter/ garbage/ sewer, +$1 000/dep
MAYPORT LANDING 2BR/2BA town-
home, near base and Hanna Park,
$750/mo., $700 deposit. 1243 Mayport
Landing Dr. 280-2728 Ive message.
ATLANTIC BEACH Townhouse.
crrmi til F jnt a nteWDHew CaHp&e
$ 15/mo4+ $600/dep. 756 Cavalla Rd. Call
NEPTUNE BCH, 3BR/ 2BA on cul-de-sac.
Close to school, fenced yard. No pets.
$1200/mo. 403-3831 or 733-2023.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/2BA, ste s to
ocaf rihed.. $1100/mo. 887-5005
TH OI TE at Ponte m dra, 3BR/2BA
with 1 car garage. Enclosed Sun Porch
with views of Lagoon and Golf Course.
Nwy6 rm~o8 Ir1612153090/mo.. For appt
JAX BEACH Condo, 1028 4th St. N.
R//8 B$975/replacbay)W/9D4-4 e 330
(Eve) 904-786-2757. Sme os'
2BR/2BA, $950/mo. 1st mo. Free.
SPACIOUS CONDO at The Palms. 3/2
w/garage, $1200/mo., 242-9173,
PIOtNT VEDRa, e1g ntdo boeoarc m i
newly tiled kitchen, dining, living room'
newly painted, new blinds, all amenities.
Unfurnished $1350/mo, furnished
$1700/mo, Please call (904)273-8923.
SJB- NEW 2/2.5 luxury condo in gated
community. Clubhouse, pool, parking ga-
rage. $1350/mo. San Marco Properties,
PVB, 2BR/1.5BA TH Very clean & nice.
$895/mo. Avail now. (904)333-3844.
JAX BEACH-, The Palms, gated,
2e lns2 Base rw xruer, poo& nu sesd
Only $995/ mo. (904) 472-4039.
PVB OCEAN Grove, 1BR/1BA w/loft.
Overlooks pool and on lake. Must rent.
$1,000. Andy 588-4295 or Ken 251-5370.
JAX BCH, 3/2, 2nd floor, WV/D, fireplace,
pool, fitness. Sale/ lease. 612-9172,
Rak to bars retu nts be h73 go f
Pets OK. 424-7396` ~''`
ACROSS FROM Ocean;~ like new,-targe
1BR, all amenities including W/D, fitness,
pool. Short-term or long-term. Beautifully
furnished. $1450/mo. 386-5008.
OCEAN VIEW townhome at Ist St. & 14th
20sf. 3M n4A. am2e500/o. +d liiS.
PVB/ BELLEZA- 1BR/1BA, 2nd floor
S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean-
front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267.
www. rentjacksonvillebeach .com
OCEANFRONT- FURNISHED & unfur-
nished homes & condos Froup $700 per
week! All South Realty, 241-4141.
GREAT BEACHSIDE Studio in Sawgrass
Beach Club. Full kitchen, washer & dryer.
$400/wk or long term negotiable.
(904)280-5170 or (904)616-5274'
OCEANFRONT 1BR or 2BR, daily/ week-
ly/ monthly, pool, 463-7343.
TERMS Totly rREoNaTe~d M~aRsh L N R
CC 4BR/ 2.5BA home. Also furn shed,
4BR/ 2BA condo. (904)537-4083.
ROOM IN house in PV. Community has
pool and tennis courts. House is
3BR/2BA. Utilities, laundry and high speed
internet included. $590/mo. No deposit.
ROOMMATE TO share 2/2, Villas at
Marsh Landing. W/D, fireplace, pool, hot-
tub gated community. $650/mo. include
utilities/ cable. (904)305-3787.
HOUSE IN Atlantic Bch., nice quiet neigh-
borhood, 1-1/2 BA, W/D, master bedroom
$400/mo + 1/2 utilities. Paulette 304-5929.
ROOMMATE- 2BR/2BA condo in Belleza.
$500/mo plus 1/2 util. Call 543-1~485.
JAX BEACH, 1 bedroom w/private bath-
$400/mo.. Walk to beach. (904)237-4354.
PRIVATE BATH, $500/mo., kitchen priv.,
blocks frombeach. 401-0488.
ROOM FOR rent, $125/wk., $75/dep. Call
ROOM FOR RENT, $400/mo. Responsi-
ble, Non smoker. 247-2818.
sief id crAmic to 2sthoome,ne dsd
washer, fenced yard, open with vaulted
ceiling. Very nice neighborhood, east of
Mayport Rd. $925/mo. 233-1346.
SOUTH JAX BCH
3/2.5, 1856sf. Luxury Townhome
$8106505) m3 ase to Own $2290/1m
laOgooT N~eEjar c & cu $426300/mommel 3BERPTU5NBA, closA to scw Ils. t$13 0/ o
South Realty, 241-4141. 631-6582.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/2BA, Great area.
9resh)p4 n5. 6WDH. )N90 pt2 .$1300/mo.
11850SpF. MAbReSH RONT 3BEU2BA,. rpgl
aceened rorch off sp r Msayma nedr, fie
Soff San Pablo. $1375/mo. +security de.
OCEAN FRONT RENTAL
Vacation Home for Rent 4BR/4BA, week.
ly, monthly, yearly. Call (904)249-8269.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3/2.5 SFH, open floor
flce, tra edinefloors/ coun er toPo
20101/mo. TDO Management Services'
ATL BCH. 2 1, LR. EIK. V'irn-U 1000:1 lj
$950/mo. TDO MGMNT. (904)246-1125
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/2BA,
1200sf.,single car garage, fenced yard.
$1250/mo. No pets/ smoking. Deposit ne-
gotiable. Call for info. (904)616-8054.
JAX BEACH- 930 S. 1st Ave., 1100st.,
3D/1 e wood floig,i bRt I kt, -W1D 1
VILLAGES OF PABLO, 3/2, fenced yard,
comm nit pool. Ready now! $1300/mo.,
EAST OF A1A, 2BR/2BA, Open floor plan,
yard w/deck, W/D, Pets OK, $1340/mo.
~ATLANTIC BCH, 518 Selva Lakes Circle,
3/2, 2 car garage, $1400/mo, no pets,
3BR/2BA HOME in Atlantic Bch (Cypress
Landing). Large garage, laundry hookups,
CH&IA, frplc. On Lake. $1200/md. Call
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2 blks to beach nice
single family home. 3BR/2BA, newly re-
modeled, WID, 2 car garage, $1575/mo
MARSH Landing CC home, totally reno-
vated. Furnished or unfurnished
FORT CAROLINE partially furnished
home 3/2,renoa tar., fence yard io eT
$1250/mo. Call Maryanne 537-6161.
JAX BEACH- near ocean, 3BR/1BA.
CH/A. Lease, references required. 218 4th
Ave. South. $1195/mo. (904)221-4134,
SAN PABLO, I bis Point, 3/2, fireplace,
sunroom, 2100sf. $1495/mo. TDO Man-
HISTORIC MAYPORT FISHING VIL-
LAGE. Sit on your vintage front porch and
watch the ships sail by. 2BR/1BA, totally
rehabed, fenced yard. $995/mo. 1448
Palmer St. Across from Singletons Res-
tauraint. 247-1049 or 608-4325.
fr IcUM 2PONTga VeDRAnc2e8R/ r ,
lawn service. Unfurnished. $1190 o.
910-4402Cr, 6B atiful 3BR/2BA, 1700sf
2en rd yad awfir vce, gra nigdh or,
hood. $1500/mo. 568-0428.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3/2, wood floors,
1200sf., $1250/mo. .TDO MGMNT.
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-
Top pay, insurance & benefits.
Baymeadows area. 519-0004. -i:-:;
GOLF COURSE LANDSCAPE LABOR.
Marsh Landing Country Club in Ponte Ve-
dra Beach is currently seeking labor need-
ed for golf course landscaping. Experi-
en~e preferred. Must have strong work
ethic. Excellent benefits after 90 days with
oportunitt toM r vncL.Apl nd bpher
Tuesday Saturday. Call 285-6514 for di-
LAWN CARE Helpei needed $10/hr. No
experience necessary. Must have trans-
portation, license. Call 285-2952.
MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT: FT/ Bene-
fits/ 401K. Private country club requires
general maintenance, painting, cleaning,
general labor, some security. Background
check ,required. Email to:
fc iites@9sglevam~a an8com or fax
DETAILERSI EXPERIENCE a plus, but
will train. Mflst have valid driver's license
& t ans ortatiin ,S rt $8/hrkup O yd seri
ply. Eric, 716-4413.
LAWN CARE Company looking for full/
part-time employee. No experience re-
quired, must have a valid driver's license.
LIQUOR STORE Clerk, Bartender, Door
Person, Must be able to work days,
nights, weekends, and holidays. Must
pass drug test and background check.
Call Robert @ 465-0149.
Part-time working with the elderly in our
Assisted Living Facility at.premier retire-
ment community. Applications available at
Fleet Landing Security Gate, One Fleet
Ln Itg Bld. mtani Oe a Fr 3e23
PLUMBERS Needed, new construction,
Journeymen, Service Techs with experi-
ece. V~a0.d DL a must. Benefits & top pay.
TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re-
cord required. CallApril, 246-9999.
Handle inbound & outbound shipments &
73 min 4pme Sr rtso$ OT$11Muer houri
plus benefits. Apply in person for immedi-
ate positions at 10302 Deerwood Park
Blvd., Suite 200.
L I n .5 ~
EXPERIENCED VIOLINIST offer vli
lessons at all levels also beginner piano.
Nocatee/ Walden Chase area. 280-8062
TTry NF AeR cABL tloe smer eA
NEED A Math Tutor? I tutor up through
Algebra I. Lyn Broderick, 247-8609.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE space w/recep-
tion area on Beach Blvd. $375/mo, in-
cludes utilities, janitorial, high speed inter-
OAK HARBOR 3BR/2BA, CH&A, WDHU,
new appliances, carport, $1000/mo + dep.
1102 Green Cay Ave. 249-3214, 9415-
ATLANTIC BCH, 3BR/2BA, large fenced-
bn ycahrd navk kdt1c3h n/m n floors. OTlkC
PONTE VEDRA, Summer House, 1BR, w/
8ol in~e sm spa,v cnc e~rgeemsa eacmen
SPINNAKER 1BR/1BA. Elegantly furnish.
ed. Steps to Ocean. Garage, Avail 4/1.
JAX BEACH- 2BR/2BA condo, just 7 a ATLANTIC BEACH, 160 Belvedere, PALMS @ Marsh Landing, 1BR/1BA,
block to ocean Like newl! $1200/mo. All 3BR/2BA, fresh paint, new carpet, fencedgaecomntllmnies2pos,
South Realty, 241-4141. yard. $1100/mo. 463-4104. tennis. $850/mo. 880-4881, 607-4476.
ATJn.tIC 3 EACHe 50e Vkig sheL neea
Spray neighborhood, walk to school/ parks
Town Center, beach. CH&A, 2 car garage,
launldry room, fenced yard, $1200/mo.
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no ATLA4NTIC BEACH/ Mayport 935 Main St.
dogs, 333-5579. 3BR/2BA, fenced yard, garage,
~nc ~ h~ A l~ll~ll$1095/mo., 247-1049.
2A, e r m~odel. Family oM, e tB i
kit., fenced yard. $1250/mo., year lease.
PABLO POINT 3BR/ 2BA, Ig fenced yard,
J 2 1 .00 0sf reent4U r- 5deled. Avail.
Auti cD~r. 3BERA2CBHA, fenanho ya god
location. $1050/mo. +deposit. 982-0416
GREAT BEACH location! 412 15th Ave. S.
3BR/2BA house. Good floor plan,
nice master, vaulted 12' ceilings through-
out. 1800sf. $1650/mo. +utilities.
PaVB S10 NO. 56,352 .garage, fenced
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, 2 car garage,
(03P4) -9 ne bcyrd 135o Call David 294-6940/
ISLE OF Palms, 3/2 brick. New floors,
04)82.A- 7l. now Rent $1300/mo.
JAX BEACH 16th Ave S. & Roberts Dr.
3BR/2BA, CH&A, screened porch, fenced
yard, garage, $1250/mo. 891-0606.
Auil 2NOT5, BEAC pialteesall% mrbl1 flo rs
granite countertops, all gas appliances,
fireplace, On tidal access to intercoastal.
$1700/mo. Richard 422-7424.
PONTE VEDRA, 3BR/2BA, beautiful
townhome on lake. End unit. $950/mo.
aSS31 1C e
I A A
TONY PRAT One Day OnlM S lel Satur-
ments, CD's, books, like new clothes, fur.
niture, collectibles, Art. 347-731-9655.
Seminole to Seaspray to Pine -See yal
SATURDAY, 8:30-?, 275 4th St., (corner
4th St. & Eastcoast). Everything must go.
DESPERATE HOUSEWIFE Ga ageV Sael
201 Colima Ct. #1214. (Grand Cy Vla).
JEWELRY, HOUSEHOLD items, too
muc ho lit.1 Sat., 7:30-12, 4 amberjack
HUGE 3-FAMILY Sale, tons of baby
items, clothes ( adult & children), house-
hold, beddin & misc. Saturday, 8am-?
24 Dolphin C ve. '
MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE Sale. Antique
bedroom furniture and more. Saturday,
8am-1pdi. 217 San Juan Dr.
BEACHWOOD ~ ~ ~ NEGBRODWd
Garage Sale, Saturday, April 5th, 8am-
2pm. Off Beach Blvd., near FCCJ Cam-
Mt.LTI-FAhMILS SAPLaE 143S9a3 Pelia %nB
COMMUNITY ..YAFID Sale, Covington
Creeb,. San Pablo 19d. Saturday,
A~Pp~ii 5th, '8am-12pm
CmS nity ab d al (naur Alant c Bvd.
OSPREY POINTE Community Yard Sale,
San P~ab20 Rd., Sat., 4/5, 9am-1pm.; rai
2005 34ft. Yellow Fin, 3-Yarnaha Four
Stroke engines. $140,000 all electronics
i clu sd wCa se eAt lD5olvodTirtes, C3
A MARINE FLEA MARKET
APR'IL 12TH &13TH, 8am-6pm
BEACH MARINE, 2315 BEACH BLVD
JAX BEACH 904-294-0951
BOAT SLIP For Rent, Harbortown Marina,
40', $450/mo. 463-2845.
1967 VW Dunebuggy, restored 2001,
rc~e ca, Go wear Eagls, bin cvr
1996 CAMARO RS P/W, keyless entry
factory alarm, cruise, A/C Flowmasters
V6, $3500. John 904-234-8771 look online
www. gnrperf ormance .net
2000 BUICK Century gold, new tires,
struts & brakesallo7y 4- 809 ris 1c an
1996 CHEVY Cavalier 99k miles, p/s, p/b,
good student car. 208-8067 Iv msg.
PERSONAL ASSISTANT/ COMPANION;,
TW n so ttin so dc to'sshoppng e c
nursing home. 220-0129.
MALE CAREGIVER: Part-Time. Experi.
enced in all areas of care giving. CPR &
First Aid certified. Excellent references.
Beach areas. Hours negotiable. 242-0820
CO PNON CAEG VER veid m
to the elderly. Please call Gerta 733-2473.
THREhEaUCGE Sago3Pams. $100ea. You
FOUR BEAUTIFUL oak dining room
chairs. Natural color. $100. 249-5299.
April 5th and~ 6th, Saturday, 9am-5pm,
Sunday, 9am-4pm at the Morocco Shrine,
N8)00h St.j Jhs BluffsRoadlg Jckson I le
FRD NR IEY Prit (2) 3a & framed.
b20 eah.e Mars s e & yellow birds
MAYFAG TFA;S ~stove, excellent cond.,
hardly used, $200. 249-2843.
GE WASHER & Dryer, white, working
condition. $400 OBO. (904)705-7700.
SURFBOARD, 7'6" Westwind, blue; only
lyr. old, used twice. $250. Call 246-4104::
S36" SONY Triniton TV, Paid 19950 Askina
dd00 ew tble w/&iha 8s, ma og5 y
Rocky Chopper, Paid $700. Asking $300
12' ENCLOSED Trailer w/drop-down
ramp. $1950 OBO. Call (904)674-8610.
WHIRLPOOL WASHER & Dryer, $75/ea.
30. day warranty. Deliver, $20. 318-8173,
LIKE NEWI Custom-made Living Room
furniture, -60" Toshiba TV. Call 247-8559
MOVlnNtGI NTI-fP esdelloac H$us~e
ch0 s p$ 5~set 2d500 Dningm tble/m la
TRBAMPO2LI4N5 12FT, safety net $5
KENMORE WASHER & Dryer, $150 for
both, 641-9667, 838-5411.
CAMCORDER- SONY DVD #405, lyr.
old, used once. $400 OBO. 246-4104.
MAYTAG DRVER, like new, $150. 373-
RE LNER, 5 0ATEHER naPTa rle $ e
Roll-top desk w/chai $300. 536-6435 or
PROFESSIONAL VENUS Plus Hair Dryer,
UPRIGHIT PIANO w/original keys and
tuned annually. Asking $300. 273-9231.
HEART PINE, tongue & groove flooring
cut from anti ue Pine timbers. Installation,
s4ai 83Oe ia.S -L5 RIA HEARTWOOD
WE BUY Scrap Gbid for Cash~ Estate and
old jewelry, Ro~lexes. 241-1889
WE BUY GOLD & DIAMONDS
66sle ewelry and scrap gold
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified Qbeachesleader.com
Lan sevce se ks inrdvida tonper orm
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
FULL-Time all shifts available at a Premier
Reti em ncoComtmunitywa gxeolndbenekit
In environ ent.Appicat ons ava la e a
Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to
(904)246-9447; email to: jobs~fleetland-
mng.com EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.
Taxi Drivers needed t wor ec an
Intercoastal areas, at least 23 yrs. old'
good driving record. Call 249-0360
ELECTROLYSISI HAIR Removal Special-
PURCHASING MANAGER- live and work
t ild sesf a tiv td indiidou I eeddedd f
goi industrial contractor. Res onsible
fr dl aset o ucaig rep f
strong MS Office skills, Quick Books a
plus. Competitive salary, 401k and full
benefits. Email .resume plus salary re-
quirements to twirth~moffitthvac.com or
SERVERS, Line Cooks, Dishwashers,.
n73e79Di. Gate PrkBa 996-07 7.Ver
Now offering station rentals.
Stylist and Naltcs.
PAINTERS WANTED for custom home
panting. Tr nsp90rtation & experience re-
RECEPTIONIST, VET TECH w/experi-
ence & reliable Kennel Assistant for busy
Animal Hospital. Apply within, 28 Corona
Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach.
PIPE FITTERS, Ship Fitters, Welders (all
types),Inside/ Outside Machinist, Manine
Electricians, willing to travel, long term,
EP RIeENCEDwSERVwEeS en ees/ 5d
Please apply at Gene's Seafood,.1249
Penman Rd., between 2-4pm. Drug free
VETERINARY HOSPITAL Kennel Attend-
qie Msbe enr)5 ti per obe,r
MEDICAL OFFICE/ family practice- Front
office staff, full/ part time. Fax resume to:
SOD REPAIR and REPLACEMENT. Free
WE WANT WORK!
Free estimates. Mow, trim,. edge. One
time or annually. Also shrub trimming,
pruning, mulch, sod, clean-ups~ and more-
Licensed & Insured. 207-4037.
WINSOR LAWN Service, Inc. Competitive
rates. Call Alan. 237-5301.
MOW,-EDGE, prune, weed, trim, average
yard $25, free estimates. Call 334-1931-
PROFESSIONAL LAWN service. We mow
lawns. Free estimates. 246-0967.
IRRGATdORNe A D~r Ln scape Anstallar
A A A
HERMON'S MULTIPLE SERVICE
Specializing in "Complete Flowerbed
Cleaning and Lawn' care, 246-4238
INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES, Call In-
side Ouf Interior Consulting (904)879-
5253 some local areas require area code!
FL#1N AWY4? Let us care for your
horrie. "IN LIEU OF YOU" 285-4131.
Serving Beaches and Ponte Vedra
MATURE PROFESSIONAL wjomanwil
look after your home while yothare away.
Month at a time. Call 904-806-6153
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified Qbeachesleader.com
POOL CLEANING- quality service, rea-
sonable rates. Licensed/ Insured. David's
Pool Service, 285-0240.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified Qbeachesleader.com
2002 HD SPORTSTER, Mint condition,
windshield, saddlebags, forward -pegs.
O nl E3464 m~iles C00 2002cHODnbA
2004 TOYOTA Sequoia, sunroof, loaded,
exc. condition. 52K miles. $21,000.
2004 F-250 King Ranch, white/ tan out-
standing cond. $26,995. (904)347-1239 or
SHOWROOM CONDITIONS. 1990 Toyota
Tercel. 85K, at to, A/C. $2900. 566 0455.
lition, & room additions.~ RK Ballard Con-
stutn 7rc 92icensed & insured. Call
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this cafegory please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified Qbeachesleader~com
FULL EX ERIOR Clea ing. Let us do
your Spring Cleaning. Quality Service,
Affordable Price. 525-0197.
OCEANSIDE CLEANING INDUSTRIES
Saf uo ahgnng cptesswmdo
QUALITY WORK FOR LESS
Painting, pressure washi~ig, home repairs.
21 yrs.at The Beaches. Jeff 881-4223.
LICENSED PAINT Contractor will paint
average size room $95. Insured.
PERFECT SEALING & COATING INC.
Nee Phaiinty house agi.Wevsea
stoam ccrete.-Tepoesoa s ain
A PLUS QUALITY PAINTING, INC.
Top-notch work guaranteed. 17yrs. experi-
ence. Painting, trim, carpentry, wood re-
pair, pressure washing. Licensed/ Insured.
Frec astirilates. 861-9500.
INTERIOR, Exterior, Quality & Profession-
alism., Great Rates. Free Estimates
(904)343-9057, (904)642-4335 anytime.
BEACHES HOME SERVICES. Painting,
free estimates, work guaranteed, licensed.
PAINT IT RIGHT. In or Out. QUALITY
WORK. Free estimates. Call Mike Wil-
ALL BEACHES PAINTING
Interior/ Exterior PaintingasRotten wood
9mrtn at$5. Hoes, Depe dble. Fr
estimates. Licensed/ insured. 638-8483..
ST VN' uHaOu E in vem ns r n .
ins. We guarantee our work! (904)247-
6441 or 537-4469
PADGETT'S A/C & Heating, Ino. Family
owned and oeted. Whdenmqu lty an
588-5222 Financing available.
SERVICE, REPAIRS, INSTALLATIONS
Free Estimates on replacements. License
CAC1814887. Credit cards acc~eptedl.
FLOORING REPAIRS, restretches, instal-
lations. Call Jimmy, 482-2458, 343-3631-
CPAGEO' CLEANING SERVICE
Speciliing, Sin rCesnidntia Rnand corrteril
services, 7 days a week. (904)910-4039.
BEACHES CLEANING. Residential, Com-
mercial; Move.-in/ Move-out and Constiuc-
onnth ly~e gies Weoev ed. Calfr freor
-SenUEdA YsuCd EA bonded ceani se v
rc ew masts -0322010ff first cleaning.
CARPPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING
with new anti-allergen fabric rinse,
- JUST ME Cleaning, one cleaner, one
Great job. Connie 333-0058.
CARTER CLEAN, Homes and Small
Off ices. Call (904)400-1245.
AN AMAZINGLY Clean House by Natasha
is expanding. Excellent prices and
dt~a~d60work. Lots -of ref's. available!
HAVING A hard time finding someone you
can tr st to cleah yor~home?a Nver fear,
RefS avail 34 -8547 esnepie.
DARCELLES HOUSEKEEPING. 20 years
experience. Liceilsed, insured, & bonded.
Move outs welcome. Satisfaction guara0-
teex. palne rd6611free estimate. Now
Q61ALITY HOME REPAIR:' Painting,
Pre surle W hi ,mFID rng and ouldi
17yrs. experience. Licensed/ Insured.
ONE CALL HANDLES IT ALL
Spo ilizn min kitch ns, cnets dba
cWsT tc CnEeS Ato THuEaiBEACH
KP HOME IMPROVEMENT INC
RPainting, pressure w shing, woo floors,
HANDYMAN- EXPERIENCED and very
de rndablengfor E iemeyre ars,d s rvic
Ianeous jobs. D V. 246-6628.
WOOD si AIRt. cTerr irs C R ot
74in. Licensed Gleneral Contractor.
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this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified Qbeachesleader.com
COAST TO COAST ROOFING
5th ysiar anniversary special. Will beat any
written estimate, next 7 days.
ROOF REPAIRS & Re-Roofing. Trust a li-
censed professional. See our ad. under
Remodeling/Construction State Certified
Roofer #CCC1325888. Member BBB
WEBERS TREE SERVICE
gna it gwirnkcat1 rsonable rates. Stump
PALM TREE TRIMMING. Free estimates.
QUALITY WORK. Install, Removal, &
Painting. Residential, Commercial.
25yrs. Experience. References+ FREE
ESTIMATES. Steve, 645-0381.
o dANTI $HuO G rd10S0eho~mues t e
books, toys, computers, clothing, tools
housewares, fishing stuff, etc., Sat., 8anr'-
MULTIPLE FAMILIES, much too much
stuff to name!; 16th Ave. & 5th St. So., Sat,
RAIN OR Shinel Inside Porch! 3 Stora e
sunus Sob et Png d fern hre~ac~hnday. Fea
turning (3) nice sets of bar stools! 629 4th
OOH LA La Laurettel 415 3rd St. S.
Big Sale! Quality furniture at low prices.
GIGANTIC GARAGE Sale, 965 11th-Ave.
S., Jax Bch.. Something for ever one.
eins<:abints,a sove, dos,h WnsehTU
itms. Friday 4/4 tru Saturda 4 012, 8-
SATUR;DAY 7:30-12, Hugje sa e- Lg &
smals tols, fshan pos boat Bfuing eup
Blvd, No. on Penman, left on 12th Ave.;
left on 21st St., look for signs
F IDAY & Saturday, 8-3pm, 3962 Eunice
HUGE MOVING Sale, 436 9th Ave. S.
Furn. (Scan Design), modern accessories,
art, lamps, kitchenware, tools, garden sup.
plies, vacuum cleaner, Trail-A-Bike & lots
more. Fri. & Sat. 8-2pm.
3pm, 2197 Fairway Vi las Ln. (off Mayport
Great opportunity to work in an oceanfront resort with
terrific earning potential. We offer an excellent benefits package -
including medical/delital,1life insurance, sick and vacation days, ~
and discounts at our retail outlets, golf course and spa.
Apply in person to:
607 Ponte Vedra Boulevard', Ponte Vedra Beach
CLEAN-N-GO CLEANING you can count
onl Call Melissa 476-3424
WOOD Fence Installation. 35yrs Experi-
ence. Mick Outdoor Eiterprises.
STUCK? FRUSTRATED? Call 'Rob. AiI
applications, house calls, training, repairs.
upgrades, websites, graphics Free phone
tech. 904-249-3034 or email:
09 29-84PC Tune-Up $49.95.
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this category please call 904-249-9033 or
AFFORDABLE LAWN CARE. Professio-
.nal/ 'Timely/ Licensed. References availa-
ble! Call Wayne 626-5234, 246-8344;
AFFORDABLE LAWNCARE. Mow, Edge,
Trim, Blow from $20. Free Analysis/ Esti-
mate. 285-2952 -
CHEAP MOE'S! Complete lawn service.
Most yards only $25. (904)422-0593.
ENDLESS SUMMER Lawncare. Free esti-
nlt s. Pr fie i nel di s mer sings e
shrubs. Licensed & insured. Residential &
commercial. cALL US FIRSTI 270-2664.
Dependable Quality Service. Reasonable
YARD WORK. Garage Clean-outs. Mow-
ing, Trimming, Edging. Pressure Washing.
ElARBER/ SALON 4Sale. 35K< OBO. Great
location, Beaches area.. Call Jenifer
SEEKING VENDORS for Arts & Craft
show aHome ange rsh w, Busi s
Square Mall, Ponce de Leon Mail, Volusia
Mall. For more info (904)514-6046.
CEdRTI IEDIN- OM4E9-Da91care. 5 wks.
LOVING CHILD care in my home. Infants
& preschool, $100/wk. 207-7459.
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PLUS, visit the 10 (ten) condos open from 12-4 Pl9 and
register in each to win a FLAT SCREEN TV! 2 & 3 BR condos
will be open. The more you visit, the better your chance to
win! Discover AFFORDABLE living in the heart of Ponte
Vedra Beach, with access to the private pool, fitness center
& party rOom~in this gated community! Sponsored by your
DP:. From JT~B tumn r@h on A IA, tumn aght on AT-P B/vo'
then aght into Girand Cay Come to poo/ on aight for into and
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April 4, 2008
The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra L~eader
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BOAT STORAGE in
A A A
CourtyardZ by Marriott
has these positions available: -
PT FT '
PT Night Auditor
AM Line- Cooks PTIFT
*Weekend AM ~Busp~erson
A 1l in person at ..
Courtyard by Marriot
1617 N. First St.
l irpA 4, 2008 .
www.f ou ndatio nac~ademy. com
We're serving~ up a great big helping
of .ummon dun, of th arniennerous
SUMMER VPK -.4
(Voluntary PreKindergartern) +.
Starts June 13th. Ends August 8th **
8:00 am 4:00 pm
for Kindergarten 3"d grade
Starts Friday, June 6th
through August 15th
6:30am to 6:30pm
1851 Bea'ch Blvd, FRANKLYN P
Jax ch 3250LEARNING CENTER, INC
(Aromstfrom Adventure Landing)
242-9645 Fra nklyn Lea rn i ngCe nte rcmosmo
SIGN UP ODAY AT WWW.SURFINTOSUMMER.COM
'we are now
IN TY our 2008-2009
We offer competitive cheer and dance teams
for every age and skill level.
PARENT MEETING & OPEN HOUSE 6:00 PM
Cheer Teams April 28th
w Dance Teams May 5th
SCamps ('K-6th gae
he~r ilffer l~ull da\ icamp' for Spning and Summer Breaks
Camps run f'rom 9:00am 5:00pm
Extended da\ a\ailable
Fun actrll in chadehcheoerrs, dance, games,
'Spring. Break 2008 Camp is Mar. 31st -- Apr. 3rd
cRegistration is. sill opcen for Spring Break Camp)
Summer Camps will run for the following weeks:
June 16' 20th -- June 23rd -27'h
510- 1 May port Road mn Atlantic Beach
Tommy Hulihan: (904) 349-2611
.. ,, ,
The Beaches Leader/ r
Church offers Men's Study
Groups at 6 :15 a.m. and 7:30
p.m. on Wednesdays at the
church. At 7:15 p.m. on the
first and third Mondays of the
month, "a Men's Study Group
meets at Panera Bread at St.
Johns Town Center. Contact
the church office at 249-3030
for information; the church
address is 298 Aquatic Drive
in Atlantic Beach.
For information call the
church office at 821-8558 or
visit www, calvaryj ax.org.
*Palms Presbyterian men's
Bible study is held at 7 a.m.
Wednesday in the Education
Church at 150 Sherry. Dr. in
Atlantic Beach has Wednesday
morning prayer breakfasts for
men at 7 a.m.
*St. Paul's by the Sea
Episcopal Church has a Men's
Prayer Group and Bible Study
which meets on the first and
third Saturday of the month
at 8 a.m. in Stormes Hall. The
men's group also participates
in outreach efforts. All are
welcome to attend. The
address is 465 11th Ave. N. in
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday and from 9
a.m. to noon on Sunday. The
gallery is at Ponte Vedra
Presbyterian Church at 4510
Palm Valley Road; call 285-
8225 for information.
St. Paul's by the Sea
Episcopal Church continues
the Adult Forum series at 9
a.m. on Sundays with "The
Writings of Flannery
TO onnor" son April 6 aind 1h3.
library in Stormes Hall on the
church campus at Fifth St.
aI~d Eleventh Ave. N. in
Jacksonville Beach. All are
welcome to attend.
Surf Camp Regi strati on
Epic Surf Mimistry ,is taking
online registration for sum-
mer Surf Camps to be held
from June 9 through August
1. For information visit
www. epicsurfministries. com.
Momns In Touch
Moms in Touch meet to
pray for schools, students,
and staff from 9:30 to' 10:30
a.m. on Mondays at the
Winston Family YMCA in
Ponte Vedra. For information,
Grief Support Group
meetsG o he th rd Thrrsdy
of every montl at St. Paul's
Catholic Church at 7 p~m. in
the Family Life Center library.
Men and women grieving the
death of a family member or
friend! are welcome to attend.
The church's Family Life
Center is at 578 1st Ave. N. in
,Jacksonville Beach. For infor-
mation, call Margaret at 280-
Men's group meetings
*Hodges Blvd-. Presbyterian
Church offers `"Bible and
Bagels",. a men's Bible study
group, from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m.
on Wednesday in the
Fellowship Hall. The church
address is 4140 Hodges Blvd.
For 'information call 223-
*The men's Bible Study at
Calvary Anglican Church
meets at 8 a.m on Thursdays
at the church at 3044 San
Pablo Road. The current topic
is the book of Hebrews facili-
tated by Rev. Shawn E.iPorter.
on a national tour, is appro-
priate for all ages. It is being
Held to benefit Youthquake
Tickets are $15 the day of
the show and advance pur-
chase tickets are $12 and $10
fo grus. They may be pur-
oragroupat the April 4
Youthquake Live Show at 8
p.m. at Westside Baptist
Church a~t 7775 Herlong Road
in Jacksonville or by calling 1-
800-965-9324 or at www.itick-
Palm Valley Baptist
A Homecomling Celebration
will be held at 9:30 a.m. on
Sunday, April 13 at Palm
Valley Raptist Church at 4890
Palm Valley Road in Ponte
Vedra. Former Pastor, Rev.
Paul Estes, will preach and
Gospel Group, Kindred Spirit,
will provide music. A covered
dish luncheon will follow the
service. For information call
Beth El Beaches Synagogue
will host a Spring Carnival
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on
Sunday,' April 13. Tickets are
$10 and include a hot dog
lunch, inflatable rides, games,
pony rides, and more. Raffle
tickets will be sold for $5 for
the Ultimate Gift Basket filled
m rchh dse a gi t tehtif -
Beth El is at 288 N. Roscoe
Blvd. in Ponte Vedra; call
Vickie Kennedy at 273-9100
"Faith of Our Fathers" is the
theme of the Catholic Men's
Conference to be held on
April 19 at the Florida
Theater in Jacksonville. Guest
speakers at the day long con-
ference include Dr. Scott
Hahn, Tim Staples, Michael
Cumbie, and Bishop Victor
Galeone. Information and
registration is available at
www. floridac atholicmen. org.
Registration is $40 until April
5 and $50 afterwards.
"SONrise" Art Exhibit
The new exhibit at Bethel
Gallery is "SONrise" featuring
works b\ local artists. l:The ~
showv continues through May
4. Hours for viewing are 9
Dr. Karen Swason, director
of the Intstitute for Prison
Ministries at the Billy Graham
Center, offers a prison min-
istries training seminar in
Ponte Veddra Beach from 8:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday'
The seminar is $25 per per-
son and will be held at Chnist
the Redeemer Church, 190 S.
Rt c Bd s ned for persons
who volunteer or wish to vol-
tnteer io cate ji pion of
Among topics to be covered
are overview of correction
ministry, the criminal justice
system, security and under-
To register, call Kate
Hendrickson at Christ the
Redeemer at 285-8009 or visit
the church web site
First Missionary Baptist
Church will celebrate the
2008 Women's Conference,
"Women Wqrking Fait~hfully
in their Purpose," from April
6 through April 11l, Pastor
Lena Thompson and Dr.
Brenda Wims will speak at the
7:45 a.m. and the 11 a.m.
services on Sunday. The con-
ference continues with guest
speakers T e7chp1m hodApri i9
810 Third Avenue South in
A Las Vegas Jazz Night to
benefit Mission House will be
held from 7 to 10 p~m. on
Friday, April 11th at Our Lady
Star of the Sea's .Cultural
Center. There will be Las
Vegas style games, heavy hors
d'oeuvres, a silent auction,
UNF Jazz Ensemble. Tickets b
are $50 per person; contact
Mission House at 241-6767
Iamily Comedy Show
Come ians Taylor Mason
and Thor Ramsey will present
"The Mason and Ramsey
Comedy Expedition: Taking
Comedy Where It Has Never
Been Before" at Fletcher
Senior High >School at\7:30
p.m. on Friday, April 19. ThZe
family-friendly show, which is
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SNOW REGISTERING IC1~
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Local girls model in faith-based fashion show
by KATHY~ NICOLETTI
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IVIADARN ARA .AX BACHES
10950 SAN JOSE B~i~LVD 149 16
CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
400 San Juan Dr., P teVdaBeach 285-6127
All Vehicles MutEtron Golf View
Sunday 7:45, 9:00 it lv,53 MHoly Eucharist
Wednesday Holy Euchaist-7;80 AM, l11:1 AM, 6:00 PM
Weekday Evening Prayer in Chfatlel 6:00 PM except Wed.
Nursery available for Saturda and Sunday services
CHRIST CHURCHi SAN PABLO
2002 San Pablo Rd., Jaksonville 221-4777
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, 9:15NA Crilutia~ For ation, 10:30 AM Holy Eudiarlst
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Sunday Worship Services
8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Sunset Service at 5:45 p.m.
Nursery at all services
All ages 9:40 a~m.
3410 South Third Street, Jacksonville Beac'
Ph: 904-246-6427 www.)palmschurch.org
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The Beaches Leader/ te Vedra Leader
Four local girls will model in the Pure
Fashion Show at 2 p.m. on Saturday at UNF's
"Pure Fashion is a faith-based program that
encourages teen girls to live, act, and dress in
accordance with their dignity as children of
God," according to Pure Fashion's website
West beaches residents Racquel Doty, and
Clarissa, Jessica, and Victoria DeGrafft will be
among the thirty-one models in tomorrow's
The girls are members of St. Paul's Catholic
Church in Jacksonville Beach and all are hame
schooled. Doty is in the 10th grade, twins
Clarissa and Jessica DeGrafft are in the 11th
grade, and their sister Victoria is in the 9th
The fashion show is the fina1 event in the
Pure Fashion Model Training Program for girls
who are 14 through 18 years old.
This is a national program that guides
young ladies to become accomplished and
competent leaders who value the virtues of
purity and modesty, said Carol Carlson,
Sponsorship Coordinator for Pure Fashion
Pure Fashion Model Trai~ning helps young
ladies to become "not just a model but a role
The girls participating in the program met
mo thly beginning in Oc oberg flas ydear.sad
Carsontraining was spiritually 'and scrip-
turally guided. Everything was brought back
to faith... and respect for your body," said
,The Pure Fa'shion Model Training curricu-
lum includes community service, learning
about etiquette, public speaking, dressing
tastefully and inodestly, as well as runway
walking, hair, make-up, and photo shoots.
New friendships with other girls was one of
the benefits of participating i~ Pure Fashion
mentioned by Victoria DeGra ft who said she
would "definitely recommend it to others."
Guest speakers provided information to help
the girls learn to handle themselves wiith poise
and grace in different situations.
Charlene Shirk, Director of Public Relations
for The Players Championship, shared insights
wiShe helegehe gi "pulc an sickly impro-
vise a short talk which they then presented to
tShir aes~o ,1paine o theG fia person
di moe fo acoHlg i "rvew eandaiin~bsnn no
' TIn' Skturdayi's fashion show, the girls w~ill~ b'e
modeling casual wear, swimsuits, and evening
photo by KGHY NICOLETI
Local models in the Pure Fashion Show on
Saturday at UNF are (from left seated )Victonia
DeGraff and Jlessica DeGrafft, and (from left
standing) Carissa De~raff and Racquel Doty,
wear, said Doty.
Pure Fashion is about "changing our culture,
one outfit at a, time," said Clarissa De~rafft.
Instead of dressing in styles that are com-
monly marketed to teens, Pure Fashion
encourages dressing in current styles that are
"trendy and modern but still tasteful and mhod-
Dillard's- and other local businesses were
sponsors of the program and donated both
"time and talent," said Carlson.
Jacksonville is one of over a dozen locations
within'the United States where there will be a
Pure Fashion Show this spring, according to
Ti keets ae $30 to $45 for Jacksonville's
Pure Fashion Sow andorcaan' epurchae dt
University Center at 12000 Alumni 'Drive.
Pur Fashion,ua pr jer ofiMission CNet ork
ahrh wil c fe Moe Ta ini agi nex
and girls regardless of church affiliation can
participate in Pure Fashion, said Carls'on.
LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)
A Stephe Minsr E Pregation
1801 Beach Bly .
Jacksonvrille Beach 249-4575
PASTOR MICHAEL BLAZER
8:00 am ST 10:30 am
Child`~ren 9:15 am ~C~a
Youth/Adult 9:15 am
WJorship~ Service Eucharist
Rev. Gary Blaylock, Vicar
Services held at..
Neptune Baptist Church, Rm 101
407 Third Street
895 Palm Valley Rd
(1 mile east of usi)
8:5Sunda Sr ices ai
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10:00 am Holy Eucharois Children's Chapel
'" 'IST C$IlS IAN cHRfsH
~2125Ocuankront&5Seagate, Neptune Beach
Coe worsh wihs te s oo- n
Traditional S vc~es 8 00 & 9:00 am
Children's Worship 9:00 & 11:00 am
Christian Education (all ages) 10:05 am
Celebration Praise 11:00 am
WEDNESDAY (SEP-MAY) ~
5:30 S pe
6:30 Choir, Bible t dy, Youth
Mahio eDixon Senior Pa .26010
/ HOLY TRINITY
(A Traditional Anglican Church)
Holy C muno~n
every Sunday at 9:00 A.M.
Holy Trinity meets in the Old Chapel
at 610 Florida Blvd., Neptune Beach
JCKS DVI BE C,3 32029
Rev Robert C1. Adams Vicar
Children's Chapel At 10 am Sun.
Nursery At 7:30 & 10 am Services Sun.
Christian Formation At 8:45 am
Corner of 5th St. & 11th Ave. N.* Jex Beach, FL www.stpaulsbythesea@ spbts.net
Ocean Palms Elementary School
355 Landrum Ln, Ponte Vedra Beach
9:30 a~m. Contemporary Service*
11:00 a.m. Traditional Service*
-- Rev. Jeff Bennett, Pastor
it 280-5141 www.py-umc.org
"Connecting the Unconnected"
Ponte Vedra Ij
Presbyterian Church~ 1
"Where friends gather to worship "
4510 Palm Valley Road (CR 210)
Sun. Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Nursery & Toddler Ministries
Middle, High School, College
Music & Art Ministries
.10600 a.m. -11:30` ~m.
wwiw. coastalchristian. o~
1423 N. 8th Ave., Jax Beach
SRev. Dana A. Brones, Pastor
8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Se 'ic
Praise & Worship Saturday :3 pm
Sunday School 9:45 an.m
Adult Bible Classes 9:45 a.m.
LORD OF LIFE
LUTHERAN CHURCH 1
276 N. Roscoe Blvd., onte Vedra BECh
Ph. 285 5347
Rev. Julie Fr hik,Pastor
Sunday Contemporar Worship
Sunday Church School 9:45am
Sunday LBW Worship 11:00am