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Place of Publication: Jacksonville Beach, Fla
Publication Date: May 7, 2008
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Midweek Edition May 7, 2008


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Vol. 45, No. 92 Serving the communities of Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Mayport and Ponte Vedra Beach since 1963


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Fletcher's All-Class reunion...
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New complex to


serve south JB as


'beacon of hope'


by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
An aging youth activity
center serving children in the
South Pablo Beach communi-
ty will soon be replaced with
a new facility.
The City Council Monday
reviewed plans for a new
Carver Center at 730 4th
Avenue South.
The new building 'was
designed as a "beacon of
hope" for the community
and reflect the efforts of the
staff who work to create a
positive environment for the
children.
"The idea is not only to
rebuild the Carver Center but
to make the park much more
usable," City Manager George
Forbes said. "I'm really
wowed by the concept."
The 6,100-square-foot proj-
ect will nearly double the size
of the existing building and
will include two pavilions, a
jogging trail and improved
ball fields with new dugouts
and spectator seating.
"It's like a mini-Latham
Plaza. It will be a much more
user friendly park for the
entire community because
that is who it is for," Forbes
said. "This is more than just
building a building."
Mayor Fland Sharp said he
considered the Carver Center
a top priority when he first
took office.
"That was my goal from
the beginning," he said, not-
ing that the city's rocky
financial landscape shelved
the project. for nearly four
years. "We are finally able to
pull this off. This is our last
shot at doing something like
this in Jacksonville Beach."
Project architect Tom
Norman with Ebert, Norman,
Brady Architects said the
design and cost were estab-


Project includes:
* 6,100-square-foot
project with two pavil-
ions
* A jogging trail
* Improved ball fields
with new dugouts and
spectator seating
lished with respect to the sur-
rounding neighborhood.
Norman said the octagonal
shape of the new facility was
designed to be reminiscent of
a lighthouse beacon and its
helpful signal.
"It is a catalyst for change
in the community," he said.
"It is respectful of its environ-
ment but it is also fun, play-
ful and durable. It will be a
multigenerational park."
Councilman Rick Knight
said he hopes that the new
facility will encourage chil-
dren to strive to be the best
they can be.
"This is far better than I
ever expected," he said. "It
will help make those kids bet-
ter kids."
Norman said he received
input from Carver Center
director LaToya Thomas and
the -..-. city's .....Grounds
Maiiitenance Director-Gary
Meadors when designing the
facility.
The existing building will
remain in operation during
the construction of the new
facility and will be demol-
ished once the project is com-
pleted.
Improvements to the ball
fields' and park area will be
completed once construction
is complete. The project is
estimated to take nine
months.
"I'd like to get this done as
quickly as possible," Forbes
said. "It would be nice


Photo by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
Taylor Mayforth looks at magnets with her father, George
Mayforth, at Atlantic Beach's second annual Arts in the Park.
The event was held Saturday in Johansen Park off of
Seminole Road and featured local artists and music.


Photo by ROB DeANGELO
PLAYERS IN TOWN South Korea's K.J. Choi blasts from a deep bunker at the 14th
hole Tuesday during a practice round for this week's Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass
in Ponte Vedra Beach. The tournament officially gets under way Thursday.



Lifeguard chairs are planned


for installation along A1A

by LIZA MITCHELL Mayor Fland Sharp is equally as tough a sale..
STAFF WRITER Sharp Tuesday voiced his opposition to
A familiar sight along the oceanfront could the chair installation.
Soon be visible on A1A medians in Jacksonville "The possibilities for disaster are
Beach. endless beyond just the weirdness of
Plans for improvements along the roadway the idea,", he said. "Homeless people
include lifeguard chairs positioned at five waking .up in them. People .dpjng._.
locations throughout a downtown improve- swan dive off Of-them. Ithlnt's'We4-be'.
ment project which extends from 6th better off with the tide clock."
Avenue North to 2nd Avenue South.. Members of the City Council gathered
Grounds Maintenance Director Gary Monday in a workshop to discuss the improve-
Meadors Monday said the urban design ment plans on A1A and the status of other
team completing the downtown ongoing city projects.
visioning efforts in the city estab- Public Works Director Ty Edwards said city.
lished the concept as part of its .. officials are partnering with the state trans-
plans to improve the downtown portation department on the project which
area. w ill include medians landscaped with sylvester
"They asked what is an icon and cabbage palms, beach sunflowers and
in Jacksonville Beach? We white fountain grass, timed traffic signals and
decided to go with what our nine median closures in the project area.
best asset is the beach. "It's a huge team effort," he said. "We've
Glatting Jackson came made a lot of progress."
up with-the idea to use Bulb outs -curbs with landscaping used to
the lifeguard chairs as define parking in the right of way will be
the focus as you come' -. added throughout the project area.
through the city," City Manager George Forbes said as
Meadors said. "It took part of the project, the existing street
quite a bit to get DOT
to buy into it." See LIFEGUARD, A-3 P-



One Ocean gets permit to

open rooms to first guests

by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
STAFF WRITER
A new luxury resort at the A
Beaches is open for business.
One Oceari,. formerly the Sea
Turtle Inn, had a soft opening
Thursday after several months
of delays.
The resort, originally slated
to open in February, has nearly
completed its $28 million reno-
vation and all 193 rooms are it-t-"'7
open to guests, according to
President of Upright Public3
Relations, Bonnie Upright.
The resort is waiting on its
final certificate of occupancy
for the addition of a lobby,
according to Atlantic Beach
Building Official Mike Griffin,
but has all the necessary per-
mits for the guest rooms to be
operational.
A grand opening cocktail
reception was scheduled at the .
end of last month, but was can-
celed due to the resort still
Photo SUBMITTED
See GUESTS, A-3 .- The interior of a typical guest room at One Ocean.


Fair weather

brings good

fishing

See B-2


AB to


budget


for less


money


next year

by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
STAFF WRITER
Budget options for next year
are being developed in Atlantic
Beach and all involve spending
less money.
City Manager Jim Hanson has
started to prepare a preliminary
budget for fiscal year 2008/09 -
which will include a list of
optional reductions, he said
Tuesday.
"We're just starting to see
what the landscaping for the
state [budget] looks like," he
said, explaining that the legisla-
ture reduced the tax base when
it hiked the homestead exemp-
tion. The city will lose revenues
if it stays at the same rate
because of the tax digest reduc-
tion, according to Hanson.
As lIanson begins to "put the
numbers together" he plans to
present a number of options for
reductions to the City
Commission.
Some options could include
reducing or eliminating long-
term capital projects, service
reductions, cutting operating
costs.- such as reducing salaries
and benefits without losing
services and possibly "tighten-
ing the belt" on employee bene-
fits, Hanson said.
The cost of the city's group
insurance plan, for example, is
expected to rise 17 percent and
Hanson said that the the city
may look into different types of
coverage or increasing employ-
ees' co-pay.
"I do anticipate having a diffi-
cult time balancing the budget
this year," he said. "The indica-
tors are not good, but it is still
early."
During last year's budget
workshops, the previous City
Commission reduced the budget
by $600,000. Hanson will pres-
ent the options to the
Commission in July.


Photo by Vidd Hoffman
A pair of Great Blue Herons
has been nesting on a small
jut of land near water in Ponte
Vedra Beach. The male fre-
quents the bank, where he
fishes and keeps a watchful
eye on the area, occasionally
posing for a nearby resident.


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Calendar .................B-8
Classified ...............B-5
Fishing ...................B-2
Obituaries .............A-6
Copyright 2008 by The
Two sections


Opinion .................A-4
Police Beat .............A-5
Sports ....................B-1
Weather ..................B-3
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Mav 7 R 2008


Divided JB city council reviews term

limit impact on mayoral candidates


Jax Beach council agrees to not

change its sign ordinance


by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
Nearly 20 years after establishing term limits
for elected seats in Jacksonville Beach, city offi-
cials are weighing a change that would allow
elected officials to spend more time in office.
City Councilor Penny Christian Monday at a
City Council workshop proposed changing the
City Charter to give elected officials more time
in office..
Christian, who recently announced her plans
to seek reelection, said allowing elected officials
to serve two consecutive terms on the council
followed by two consecutive terms as mayor, if
elected, gives them ample time to learn the
ropes and fulfill campaign goals.
"It was a learning curve for me. I had things
I wanted to accomplish and I feel like a better
council person," she said. "It was a real eye
opener. This is simply an opportunity for a per-
son to grow."
Councilman Tom Taylor, who is entering his
second year in office, said he is finally feeling
comfortable with his role and the responsibili-
ty it brings.
"Being a new councilor it takes a while to get
your feet wet," he said.
Others on the council said the proposed
charter amendment could also be an opportu-
nity for some elected officials to overstay their
welcome.
"I see some people running in office for an
inordinate amount of time [and that] bothers
me. We could have a person serve for eight
years on the city council and another eight
years as mayor. That's 16 years," councilor Lee
Buck said. "It is something to think about."
Councilman Steve Hartkemeyer said he
agreed that "16 years seems like an awfully long
time," especially considering that the charter
was amended as a citizen referendum.
"The citizens voted in 1990 for term limits,"
he said. "We owe it to the citizens to let them
vote."
City Manager George Forbes said any pro-


posed change to the charter would require the
vote of citizens. He asked the council for direc-
tion before moving ahead to draft an ordinance
for public hearing.
"I don't want it to get killed," councilman
Rick Knight said. "I just want more input."
Forbes said the change is "more complicated
than it sounds" with all of the legal questions
related to partial term limits.
Former Mayor Bob Marsden sought the
opportunity to run for what he considered a
second full term in office because he took over
the seat after his predecessor Bill Latham died
while in office.
"It is not as easy as you think. If we are going
to redo it we need to make it more clear because
otherwise it's a waste of time," Mayor Fland
Sharp said. "If we are going to change it let's
clarify it."
Sharp said despite serving two terms on the
City Council before being elected as mayor he
was unaware of the challenges associated with
that position.
"I understood what it meant to a certain
extent but it was definitely a learning process
for the first six months," he said. "It is a differ-
ent playing field."
Sharp said if the council opts to move for-
ward with the charter amendment, there is no
time table to implement the change.
"Nothing moves forward at this time because
it doesn't have to move forward now," he said
Tuesday. "There is no sense of urgency in my
book."
Sharp served on the City Council in 1989
when the term limits were established in
Jacksonville Beach ahead of any other cities in
Northeast Florida, he said.
"We were first in the county to do it and we
were real adamant about it. There is no doubt
that it has worked well so far," he said.
"There are good arguments on both sides.
There is no doubt that it has worked well so far.
We just want to get input from the community
and see where that takes us.".


Carver Center redo to take 9 months


.- HOPE, from A-1
to phase in right together in,
one, two, three steps with no
waiting."
Children ranging in age
from preschool to teens uti-
lize the facility for after
school and summer activities.
The new facility will offer
three classrooms for dance,
art, computer classes and life
instruction. A recreation area'
will feature pool tables, foos-
ball tables and a video game
station.


Children's art work will be
displayed in the foyer which
will also serve as a gallery
space, Norman said. Thomas'
office will be designed as a
"command central" where
she can monitor the class-
rooms and recreation area.
Doors will open to a cov-
ered porch that can handle
any spill-over capacity during
center hosted dinners and
other community events. A
fully-equipped kitchen will be


available for such events as
well as for cooking and class-
es.
Norman said the number of
windows was limited because
of vandalism concerns but the
building will feature glass
block and other elements that
provide natural light.
S"It's a whole new look, a
whole new building," Forbes
said. "It really will be a bea-
con of hope for the whole
community."


Restaurant is partially open


> GUEST8 iWfro1A=fW
waiting on its final certificate
of occupancy, according to
Julie Smolenski, sales manager
trainee.
Griffin anticipated complet-
ing the final inspections and
issuing the permit yesterday.
The restaurant is partially
open and the spa is set to open


in June, according to Upright.
The spa and restaurant were
originally supposed to open in
SJanuary.
The hotel is part of a luxury
chain of.resorts by Remington
Hotels and will be staffed by
approximately 220 people.
The room rates will range in


price from approximately $179
to $509. A personalized docent
service and other upscale
amenities will be available to
guests.
A grand opening date is still
being determined and will like-
ly coincide with the spa open-
ipg, according to Upright.


Chairs picked as iconic image of area

P LIFEGUARD, from A-1


lights will be removed from
the medians and relocated to
the side of the road.
The lights will be similar to
the style used in the down-
town district.
New sidewalks with
stamped, colored concrete
with coquina shell will give
the sidewalks a "plank, board-
walk look" in keeping with
the beach theme.
"It'will all pull together and
look very nice," Edwards said.


Forbes called the improve-
ment plan "an enormous
project and a costly one." The
FDOT will negotiate the price
with the contractor that will
complete the state paving
work and the city's schedule
of improvements.
Both the state and city
work are expected to take
nine months to complete.
The landscaping will begin
once the major paving and
roadwork is complete.


"This is a huge deal. We
[need] to make sure that there
are' no major hiccups with
this project because the train
is leaving the station," he
said. "
Edwards said he expects the
FDOT to award the bid to
complete the paving this
June. The project will be
under way in late fall or early
winter with a projected sum-
mer, 2009 completion date.


by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
A proposed change to the
sign ordinance in
Jacksonville Beach was
shelved Monday after the
City Council deemed the
amendment unfair to some
businesses.
Council member Lee Buck
initially suggested that the
ordinance be changed to
give new tenants the oppor-
tunity to install their names
on existing signs without
replacing a non conforming
sign.
In a workshop Monday,
members of the council dis-
cussed the ramifications of
changing the ordinance that
in the two years since it was
adopted has required the
compliance of dozens of
businesses.
"It made sense that it
needed to be evaluated,"
Buck said. "Is it proper that
if one person moves out of a
six-unit strip center that the
new business can't put its
name on it?"
Buck said he asked
Planning and Development
Director Steve Lindorff to
help clarify the language in
the ordinance that prohibits
such action.
The new sign ordinance
was enacted on April 3,
2006 and requires that pole
signs be replaced with a
monument sign at any time
that the sign needs mainte-
nance or other change.
According to the ordi-
nance, businesses with
existing pole signs must
obtain a building permit for
"additions, alterations or
improvements 'valued at
more than 50 percent of
the fair market value of the
structure or the building"
where any non conforming
sign exists."
To replace or modify a
sign, business owners are
required under the amend-
ed ordinance to replace a
free standing pole sign with
a monument sign.
Since it was adopted,
Buck said approximately 30
businesses have complied
with the city's require-
ments and several more are
pending.
"I was an advocate of the
sign law but time slips by.
It would be totally unfair to
the 30 that have complied
with the ordinance," he


said. "If we change the law
now, it puts those with
monument signs at a disad-
vantage."
Buck said he employed
the strategy that he used
during his tenure on the
Board of Adjustment and
drove the length of the
Beaches to observe the
improvements by replacing
worn pole signs with monu-
ment signs.
"I put down all of the
pluses and minuses. When I
look at all of the progress in
the downtown area I have a
hard time at this date
changing this ordinance,"
he said. "I have never
received a single complaint
since April, 2006. Why did
it take until now to be
brought to our attention? I
think we should leave it as it
is."
Councilor Steve
Hartkemeyer said he
recieved seven calls over the
weekend from citizens
regarding the proposed
change. Most people, he
said, didn't understand the
mechanics of the ordinance.
"It's a safety issue. The
issue with the high signs
came about with all the
storms several years ago," he
said. "At first I thought it
was unfair but now I look at
the beauty [of the monu-
ment signs] and the safety
and I'm glad we pulled back.
It's the right thing to do."
Councilman Rick Knight
also noted that the special
magistrate assigned to
decide the city's code
enforcement cases has the
authority to handle sign-
related issues on a case by
case basis.


"The magistrate handled
cases when you just could-
n't see making someone put
up a monument sign to my
satisfaction without making
it that big of a deal," he
said.


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Objective measures

of program needed

Community policing is a popular term that
evokes images of a uniformed police officer
walking a beat, while swinging a night stick and
tipping his hat to shopkeepers and residents.
In St. Johns County, community policing has
another dimension.
A shift in assignments has been made so that
the sheriff's district commanders will get to bet-
ter know the various community groups and
their members.
Shift commanders who are on duty but not
busy on a call will be attending civic group
meetings throughout the county in order to
learn about residents' specific concerns first
hand.
At first blush, the plan would seem to have
some merit as all are better served when law
enforcement officials have a clear picture of a
community's concerns.
Maintaining the program could prove diffi-
cult as critics question the value of having
sworn law enforcement officers routinely sit-
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Letters to the editor:


Parade merited more coverage
To the editor: the enjoyment of the crowd.
Thapks for the excellent cov- One side shot of unidentifiable
erage of the Sandcastle Contest girls holding pirate flags, one
in the May 1 issue. It was a with four "heads" but no view
well done photo essay and the of the float, one of most of a
shots -in color no less- were float and one of the backs of
enjoyable. Of course, it was six people walking down the
sponsored by The Leader. street? Come on, BL. Did your
However, your coverage--or photographer from the
lack thereof-of the Beaches Sandcastle Contest take the
Opening Parade was pathetic rest of the day off? Did you
at best. just hand [someone] a throw-
The Parade is a huge event away camera and tell her to
for the community. Many take pictures? Shame on you.
organizations and businesses We, the annual participants in
pay to participate so that there the parade, expected and
will be a parade to attend. Five deserved much better from The
pitiful shots in blurry black Leader. Maybe next year.....!
and white are an insult to
those of us who, give many Marsha Grimes
hours to create, decorate vehi- Jacksonville Beach
cles and devise costumes for


Wise move to help those less fortunate


To the editor:
Several years ago I wrote a
letter for The Beaches Leader,
encouraging those who could
afford to, to help those less for-
tunate financially. I am sur-
prised to get a vicious backlash
accusing me of being a igno-
rant socialist. In the sense that
Jesus was a socialist, urging us
to be our brother's keeper, I
guess that's true.
I started my letter to the edi-
tor by quoting my high school
civics teacher, Jules Bacot, in
1962. On the first day of class,
he drew a line on the black-
board, saying the haves were
on the one end and the have
not were on the other. The
haves, he said, tend to accu-
mulate wealth until the have
not have nothing to lose or
revolt. Will and Ariel Durant,
in the Lessons of History, also
propose this.
In light of the recent food
riots, this theory seems to have
merit. In its most basic form,
money is a measure of work. In


our complex society, that defi-
nition has been diluted, with
money, created by having
money and the government
printing money as it wishes.
I think my previous letter
was misinterpreted that I was
requiring those with wealth to
give it up by government man-
date. That was not the point at
all. By helping the financially
distressed, I don't believe in
giving money away. All mem-
bers of society need to have
access to quality education,
appropriate role modeling, and
wages with purchasing power
for a decent lifestyle to include
water, food, shelter, clothing,
transportation, security, health
care and education. Even if we
don't believe that we are our
brother's keeper, it is in all our
best interest to help those less
fortunate, if not for their sake,
for the sake of the system (soci-
ety) as a whole.
David Stearms
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More letters to the editor:

Plenty of sidewalks to be used elsewhere, not Roscoe


To the editor:
In answer to the "Roscoe
Sidewalk Committee":
Where in the world did
you come up with the idea
that Palm Valley was a city?
If you choose to live where
there are sidewalks,.1 suggest
you move to a different
location,
Are you not aware how
dangerous it would be to
put sidewalks along such a
busy roadway? Have you
not seen the walkway and
bike path that the county
spent thousands of dollars
on that no one uses on
Solana? Did you not know
that there is a driveway
opening on to the highway
every 75 feet? Could you
explain to me how this
would make it more con-
venient, safer and raise
property values? Did you
not know that "the city"
whoever that may be, would
take about 20 to 25'feet of
your property setback? How
could this help raise your
property value? How does


convenience play a part in
this? Did you not know
that you would also have to
pay to have a culvert under
your driveway?
If you really want to walk,
jog or ride a bike, why don't
you jump in your car and go
up to A1A where there are
miles of sidewalks that are
set back from the busy high-
way about 25 feet. I am sure
they are just waiting for the
Director of Good Moral, the
Communications Director
and the General of Good
Health to make use of them.
Another idea would be to
join one of the many health
clubs and spas in the area.
Better yet, join our local
YMCA. They have all kinds
of health facilities plus a lap
pool. We are also blessed
with miles and miles of
beaches just waiting for you
to enjoy the salt air and
exercise at the same time.
But, I guess if you actually
used the beaches, there
would be no need for a
"sidewalk committee.'
-


With the recent reduction
of property taxes and all of
the budget cuts that this is
going to affect, where do
you suggest the money
come from? We are already
faced with cutbacks in the
most important part of our,
safety and protection, the
men and women that put
their life on the line for us
everyday our police and
fire fighters. Of course, if
we had sidewalks along
Roscoe and you-had a med-
ical emergency, fire in your
home or criminal on your
property, you could make it
all the better by running
away on your safe sidewalks,
placed there for your con-
venience to get out of harms
way. Problem solved. Well


not exactly don'
complain about o
ed school rooms a
teachers, there I
cuts there also. D
ly think sidewa
necessity?
.G
Pa


Commission must not fold on the ARC decision


To the editor:
The large number of
Ponte Vedra residents
appearing at the County
Commission Meeting on
April 30 may have caused
the developers of the
Shoppes at Veranda to re-
think their plan to bypass
the Ponte Vedra
Architectural Review
Committee (PV ARC). If the
signs at Veranda seem famil-
iar it is because in
November of 2006 the same
plan was turned down 5 0
by the Board of County
Commissioners (BCC).
Could it be that once again
we have a developer who


can't understand the word
NO!
The County Commission
has sent the developer back
to the ARC and requested a
recommendation on the sig-
nage proposal. According
to news reports, Veranda
representatives say the signs
they will propose are "mini-
malist and elegant." To
that I say, "Our ARC will be
the judge of that." The
Ponte Vedra ARC has done
an outstanding job protect-
ing the aesthetics of our
community. Developers
who attempt to circumvent
the established procedures
should be given a history


lesson called "Of
Sign 101."
The big questi
the BCC honor
ARC recommend:
Thereis a perce
when some Com
hear the word
(occasionally be
spoken), their rea
fold like a cheap ]
The best defen:
would be a large t
PV residents to
meeting on May
PM at the Library

Cla
Ponte Ve


Consider the shrimpers and their families' needs


To the editor:
I am getting so disgusted
listening to all these people
put -down the Mayport
shrimpers. I agree with the
fact that everyone has an
opinion, but ALL you have is
an opinion.
"Mayport is such a dump",
well help them fix it up
(without putting them out of
business).
Femandina is so proud of
their shrimping industry, that
they take pride in helping
them, but God forbid
Jacksonville would help the
Mayport Shrimping Industry.
Everyone is so busy thinking
how great it would be to have
a cruise ship terminal in
Mlayport, that they have for-
gotten about the families that
shrimping supports.
I am willing to bet that
most of the people who are
"giving kudos" to the
Jacksonville Port Authority,
are high class people that
make plenty of money and go


out to restaurants and eat
"Mayport" shrimp all the
time. People that obviously
have more money .than they
do sense.
Did you ever stop to think
about the families that
depend, on the shrimping
industry? The CHILDREN
that depend on the shrimp-
ing industry to eat and pay
the bills to keep a roof over
their heads. The older
shrimpers who can't get any
other job because shrimping
is all they know and they are
top old to learn anything else
and too young to collect
Social Security.
What do you expect those
people to do?. The families
that will be put on the streets
for none payment of their
bills because the wealthy peo-
ple "wanted" a cruiseship ter-
minal so they can go on vaca-
tion and have fun.
Meanwhile the shrimpers
have to explain to their kids
why they are living in their


car, well at least u
repoed for none p
You should be a
yourself for evei
that this is such
thing. Stop thin]
yourself and try t
the people you a
out of business an
out of their homes
Do you not hav
do you just not
time you look at yo
family, think aboi
would feel if you
them we have to
the car because w
out of business by
pie who came and
business out from"
Put yourself in
Have a heart! I giv
the Mayport Shr
holding on during
hard times and I
up!

Da
Atla


More

letters to

the editor:

Public safety

is worth the cost

To the editor:
I am writing in support of'
David Smith's column of
April 20, 2008.
It is unbelievable that the
Council in "secret meetings"
will be offering NO increase
in the next two years for our
police officers.
At the very least, the City
ought to provide a basic cost
of living increase as deter-
mined by the Federal Budget
Office's yearly statistics.
Many good citizens volun-
teer their time and talents to
aid the community policing
efforts, but they are 'not
sworn officers with that
authority.
One subject that deserves
serious consideration is a
guarantee of paying the cost
of a college education for offi-
cers who wish to acquire this
schooling. It has been proven
to help retention in our
Armed Forces and I'm sure it
would be helpful here in
Jacksonville Beach.
Public safety is not an "elec-
tive" it is a requirement that
the City Council must pro-
vide.

Ken Taylor
Jacksonville Beach


Parents must

beware horrors


t bother to To the editor:
ver-crowd- In the past I wouldn't be
and lack of reading an article about the
have been recent release of the latest
o you real- violent video game. But lately
lks are a it has become my "business."
It should be everyone's busi-
raile Ruffo ness because these horren-
lm Valley dous games and fhe ever
increasing violence, sex and
profainity in all the media can
S d&.'.ng tefmharm i'tld 'our
ns community and society.
It took an eight year old to
fice Depot make, it my business.
Overhearing my grandson
on is will talk to another eight year old
what the about a video game that the
s?? friend played with his father,
option that I was jarred. Isn't something
missioners wrong with an eight year old
Lawsuit talking about killing hun-
fore it is dreds of people and dying
action is to himself. Searching for a way
lawn chair. to help, I found the Parents
se for that Television council, a national
turn out of grass roots organization
the ARC working to protect kids from
14th at 5 sex, violence and profanity in
the media, mostly through
education. I have been volun-
ara Cowan steering to do my part ever,
-dra Beach since...
I read a review of the bru-
tally: violent Grand Theft
Auto and shuddered at some
.of the descriptions of the
first writer such as "In true GTA
style, you do the dictating
until it gets with the gun.", playing the
payment. game "... makes you feel like a
ashamed of true assassin," "as it starts to
n thinking feel like real life,""all of it
1 a "great" captured with stunning real-
king about ism." The writer even states, "
thinking of I can't seem to construct a
are putting coherent thought without my
nd'possibly mind wondering off into a
s. day dream about the game. I
e a heart or just want to drop everything
care? Next in my life so I can play it
our child or again." A poll conducted and
ut how you reported. .on
had to tell "whattheyplay.com" indicat-
move into ed 48% of parents would buy
re were put this game for their under 17
selfish peo- children to play in spite of an
Stripped our M (mature) rating.
under us. Houston, Jacksonville and
our shoes. all of America, we have a
ve kudos to problem.
rimpers for Medical research docu-
g these very meeting the role of violence
NOT giving in shaping young people's
aggressive attitudes and
behavior is not in question.
awn Joyner Ask the AMA or a dozen other
ntic Beach respected groups. Why the
disconnect with parents?
If we are to do anything to
reduce crime and violence in
our community, we must do
something about the influ-
ences that are shaping this
abhorrent behavior. Parents
R and caretakers need to be
educated. Please watch TV
with your children and pay
h attention to what they are
hi learning or these dark fan-
tasies will continue to
become reality.

Zann Williams, Director
Jacksonville Chapter
Parents Television Council


(904) 249-9033


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POLICE BEAT


NEPTUNE BEACH
Petit theft was reported on
May 3 in the 1200 block of
Atlantic Boulevard, according
to a police report. Two sus-
pects entered Winn-Dixie at
approximately 4:30 p.m. and
placed several food items in a
cart.. The complainant told
police the suspects took out
white shopping bags which
the store does not carry -
placed the items in them, and
left without paying, according
to the report. The suspects
left in a red Ford Taurus. They
stole approximately $200
worth of food, according to
the report.

Theft of a bicycle was
reported on May 3 in the 1100
block of Seagate Avenue,
according to a police report.
* *
Domestic battery was
reported on May 1 in the 1100
block of Seagate Avenue,
according to a police report.
* *
Obtaining property with
intent to defraud and the
fraudulent use of a credit card
were reported on April 28 in
the 900 block of Neptune
Circle, according to a police
report. The victim told police
that two of her credit cards
were stolen by relatives. The
suspects made approximately
$1,150 worth of charges,
according to the report.

Burglary was reported on
May 1 in the 100 block of
Davis Street, according to a
police report. The victim's
bicycle was stolen from his
open garage, according to the
report.




12-year-old

runaway

found in

tent with

21-year-old

FROM STAFF
Police, said a
12-year-old run-
away missing
from her
Jacksonville
home for over
two weeks was
found naked in
a tent with a 21-
year-old man in
a densely wood- Rollins
ed area in
Jacksonville Beach.
Investigators located the girl
Monday and arrested her com-
panion, Daniel Rollins, who
told police that he had sex
with the -girl and that he was
aware of her age, police report-
ed.
Rollins was charged with
lewd and lascivious battery
engaging in sexual activity
with a person 12 or older but
less than 16. He is being held
without bond in the Duval
County Jail.
Jacksonville Beach Police
said both Rollins and the girl
were completely naked when
they were found together in
the tent. The girl was missing
since April 24 and police said
they do not believe she was
kidnapped or held against her
will.


ATLANTIC BEACH
A painter who was standing
on scaffolding fell and was
injured on April 28 in the 300
block of Atlantic Boulevard at
approximately 2:16 p.m.,
according to a police report.
The man, whose age was
undisclosed, was taken to
Beaches Baptist Hospital.
Some of the scaffolding also
fell on a parked vehicle, dam-
aging the hood, according to
the report.

Child abuse was reported on
April 29 in the 700 block of
Cavalla Road, according to a
police report.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH
A 44-year-old woman
reported that a man tried to
rob her at knifepoint in a
parking lot at Solana Road and
State Road A1A about 11 a.m.
Thursday. The victim said she
was getting into her SUV
when a man, age 25 to 35,
wearing a dark hat, facial hair
and dark shorts, ran up to the
vehicle holding a knife and
"commanded her to give him
her purse," according to a
report from the St. Johns
County Sheriffs Office. "She
reacted by screaming and
honking her horn," and the
man ran away, the report says.
Deputies searched "the local
known transient camps" and
found two subjects matching
the victim's description, but
the victim said neither was
the perpetrator.

A 17-year-old Ponte Vedra
Beach boy was arrested
Thursday and charged with


sexual battery on a person
under 12 and lewd and lasciv-
ious act upon a person under
the age of 16, police said. The
investigation began Thursday
afternoon when the mother of
the victim, a 4-year-old Ponte
Vedra Beach girl, reported a
possible sex offense involving
her daughter.
* *
A 24-year-old man was
transported to the St. Johns
County jail aftei a man and a
woman reported late Sunday
that he entered their apart-
ment on Fairway Park
Boulevard and refused to
leave. According to a report
from the St. Johns County
Sheriff's Office, the man and
woman, ages 23 and 22,
respectively, reported the man
entered the apartment about
10:30 p.m. and said he was
going to use the bathroom.
The male victim "punched
him repeatedly and finally got
the man to leave," according
to the report. The victims said
the assailant tried to get into a
neighbor's screen porch but
the door was locked. Two
deputies, who had been in the
area responding to another
call, chased the suspect and
caught him, they reported.
* *
JACKSONVILLE BEACH
Auto burglary was reported
May 4 in the 100 block of 8th
Avenue North. A GPS system,
video player and a radar detec-
tor were stolen from the vehi-
cle. The loss was estimated at
$500.
0* *
Battery was reported May 4
in the first block of 1st Street
North. Police responded


Photo by DEANNA SZYMANSKI
A dead manatee is dragged into port by the Florida Marine
Patrol this week.'Officers said a necropsy will be done, but it
appeared the animal died of natural causes as there were no
marks on the animal.


AB changes vesting

time for employees


shortly after 9 p.m. to. a fight
in progress. The victim told
police that he was jumped by
at least 15 suspects for no rea-
son. He said he was kicked and
punched after he made a
comment about one of the
females in the group. Police
located four of the suspects
and in an interview they said
the victim and his brother
were observed traveling up
and down 1st Street yelling
racial slurs and harassing
women. The suspects denied
any involvement in the fight
and said they were only trying
o break it up.

Grand theft was reported
May 2 in the 3900 block of 3rd
Street S. Cash totaling $650
was stolen from an employee
of a hair salon.

Timothy Aaron Baker, 22, of
Jacksonville was arrested May
2 and charged with DUI caus-
ing serious bodily injury in
the 1700 block of 3rd Street S.,
according to a police report.
Baker struck a 48-year-old
Neptune Beach man at 1:54
a.m., police said. The victim
was trying to cross the street
on his bicycle when witnesses
said Baker hit him, the report
said. He exited the vehicle and
was staggering and smelled of
alcohol, police, reported. The
victim was airlifted to Shands
Hospital with life threatening
injuries. Police said Baker was
aware of the serious nature of
the victim's injuries and fell
asleep in the patrol car while


they were preparing the
report. Baker is stationed in
Mayport, the report said.
* *
Burglary to a business was
reported May 1 in the 400
block of Beach Boulevard.
Construction equipment val-
ued over $2,000 was stolen
from a business.
* *
Nicholas Meyer Elmer, 24,
of Merritt Island was arrested
May 2 and charged with pos-
session of over 20 grams mari-
juana at a hotel in the 1200
block of Marsh Landing
Parkway, according to a police
report. Police responded to a
report of a guest possibly
smoking pot in one of the
rooms. Police entered the
room and recovered 41 grams
of marijuana in glass jars.

Cornelius Jerome Johnson,
18, of Jacksonville was arrest-
ed May 2 and charged with
burglary/conveyance to an
unoccupied structure and
grand theft in the 1300 block
of 13th Avenue South. Police
responded to a report of a bur-
glary in progress in the park-
ing lot of the emergency room
at Baptist Medical Center
Beaches. A suspect was
observed removing two cable
boxes from the cargo area of a
vehicle and fled. Police found
a person matching the
description of the suspect
driving north form the scene
and identified him as
Johnson.
* *


Attempted residential bur-
glary was reported May 2 in
the 800 block of 8th Avenue
North. The victim told police
he was sitting on his couch at
9 p.m. when an unknown sus-
pect opened the window next
to him. When he confronted
the suspect, the victim said he
started asking if random peo-
ple lived there. The victim
shut the window on the sus-
pect's fingers. The suspect is
described as a younger white
male with an average build
wearing a black tank top and
possibly carrying a gun.
* *
Ivory Miles Jr., 45, a tran-
sient, was arrested May 3 and
charged with aggravated
assault and burglary to a
dwelling with an assault or
battery upon any person in
the 1100 block of 2nd Avenue
North, according to a police
report. The 27-year-old victim
told police she was painting in
her garage at 1:32 a.m. when a
tall, black male approached
carrying a knife or a piece of
metal piping. The man yelled
at her to "get on the ground
and shut up." The suspect
pushed her out of the chair
she was sitting in which
released her dog's leash that
had been tied to the chair leg.
The dog began barking aggres-
sively at the suspect and
scared him away. He fled on
foot but rode back by the
scene on a bicycle as police
were interviewing witnesses,
the report said.


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Pension vesting for new
employees in Atlantic Beach
will begin after 10 years instead
of five if an ordinance is
passed.
Most city staff will also
receive retro-active 3 percent
merit pay raises effective Oct. 1
as a result of an impasse hear-
ing held Monday between the
city and the Blue Collar and
White Collar Unions.
The hearing was held to set-
tle an impasse in contract
negotiations.
A special magistrate's hear-
ing was held in March, but the
city did not concur with some
of the recommendations,
according to City Manager Jim
Hanson.
As a result, some city
employees had not received
pay raises this year.
The City. Commission heard
input from both sides and a


number of city employees
spoke at Monday's meeting,
Hanson said Tuesday.
A cost of living adjustment
of 2.7 percent will be retroac-
tive to January 1, Hanson said,
explaining that there are two
components to employees'
yearly pay raises.
Hanson also said that sworn
police officers have not
received raises yet because they
voted to change their union,
which is separate from the Blue
Collar and White Collar
Unions, and the city has not
been able to negotiate with
anyone.
Both issues of pension vest-
ing and retroactive pay raises
have to be passed by ordi-
nance, Hanson said.
Andy Bemis, business man-
ager of Local 630 and union
representative, could not be
reached for comment.


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OBITUARIES


Louis "BO" Bogar
Louis "BO" Bogar, 76, died
May 5, 2008.
He retired from Bellinger
Shipyard after 22 years of
service, was a member of St.
Paul's Catholic Church and
was a Navy veteran. Bogar was
preceded in death by his sis-
ter, Albina Mlcak, and is sur-
vived by his wife of 27 years,
Jean; his daughters, Teresa
Burton and Belinda Lalas; his
step-daughters, Cheryl
Michaud and Rhonda Kay; his
brother, Frank; sisters, Frances
Winfield and Lillie Eder; eight
grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held
Friday, May 9, from 6 to 8
p.m. at Quinn-Shalz Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.
Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated at 11 a.m.
Saturday, May 10, 2008, at St.
Paul's Catholic Church, 224
N. 5th St., Jacksonville Beach,
with the Reverend William
Kelly as Celebrant. Interment
will follow at Riverside
Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Northeast
Florida Community Hospice,
4266' Sunbeam Road
Jacksonville, Fla. 32257.
Services under the care of
Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.

Catherine June
Hall

Catherine June Hall, 78,
died May 4, 2008.
She was born in Flint,
Mich., and had resided in
Jacksonville for the past 31
years. Hall was a member of'
St. Paul's Catholic Church.
She was a graduate of Mary
Grove College in Detroit
where she earned a bachelor
of science degree in chemistry
and was a research chemist for
five years with Ethol
Corporation. She also worked
for the Internal Revenue
Service in Jacksonville for
nine years.
Survivors include her hus-
band of 54 years, Mark Hall;
her sons, Mark Richard Hall
(Joy), Patrick (Mary Ann),
Phillip (Patty) and Fredrick
(Reba); daughters, Marybeth
Bartz (Greg) and Lynda
Palacios (Sergio); her brother,
Hugh Russell Clark (Hope);
sisters, Barbara Campbell


(Bob) and Marge Travis; 12
grandchildren; and three
great grandchildren.
A Memorial Mass will be
held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May
8, 2008, at St. Paul's Catholic
Church, 224 N. 5th St.,
Jacksonville Beach, with
Reverend William Kelly as
Celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Northeast
Florida Community Hospice,
McGraw Center, 4715 Worrall
Way, Jacksonville, Fla. 32224
Services under the care of
Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.
Lester John Mack
Lester John Mack, 88, of
Danville, Va., died Friday,
April 25, one day before his
89th birthday.
Mack was born in Detroit,
Mich., the son of John and
Rosa Mack. He served in the
U.S. Army from April 1941
until July 1945, and was sta-
tioned at several posts
throughout the Pacific during
World War II. In 1945, Mack
returned to Detroit and mar-
ried Lillian Davenport. For the
next 10 years, Mack served as
a police officer with the
Detroit Police Department.
In 1955, he and Lily moved
their family to Jacksonville
Beach. Over the next 30 years,
Mack became a well-known
fixture at the Beaches, his
family said, where he man-
aged service stations for
Standard Oil and Shell Oil
Company.
After his retirement, Mack
and Lily continued to live in
Jacksonville Beach, where
they remained active as mem-
bers of Bethlehem Lutheran
Church. In 2006, Mack moved
to Danville to be closer to his
daughter and her husband.
Mack was preceded in death
by his brother, John, his
daughter, Linda Louise Mack,
his wife, Lily, and his sister,
Francis. He is survived by his
daughter and her husband,
Luann Mack-Drinkard. and
Dewitt Drinkard, and his cat,
Hillary.
The funeral for Mack was
held Thursday, May 1, at
Bethlehem Lutheran Church,
with Pastor John Buchheimer
delivering the eulogy.,
Hardage-Giddens Funeral
Home was in charge of
arrangements.
Memorial contributions
may be sent to the Danville


Humane Society, P.O. Box
3352, Danville, Va. 24543.

Helen Farrell
McQueeney
Helen Farrell McQueeney of
Jacksonville died May 2, 2008,
at home surrounded by her
daughters after a long battle
with cancer.
A native of Boston, Mass.,
McQueeney was a devoted
"family woman who leaves
behind a legacy of love to all
her family and friends, her
family said.
McQueeney is survived by
her daughters, Kyle-Marie
Thomson, Kim McQueeney
and Mara McQueeney; grand-
children, Amanda, Lexi and
CJ Thomson and Maggie
Schwartzman; sisters,
Catherine McLaughlin and
Ann Mealy; brother,
Dominic Farrell; and numer-
ous nieces, nephews and
friends. She was predeceased
by her husband, Charles
McQueeney.
Visitation will be held from
6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 8,
2008, in the chapel of Quinn-
Shalz Funeral Home, with a
prayer vigil at 7 p.m. Funeral
Mass will be celebrated at 1
p.m. Friday, May 9, in St.
John's the Baptist Catholic
Church of Atlantic Beach,
with the Reverend Joseph
Meehan as Celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, the fami-
ly requests donations be made
to the Donna Hicken
Foundation, 1015 Atlantic
Blvd. #144, Atlantic Beach,
Fla. 32233, or to Northeast
Florida Community Hospice,
4266 Sunbeam Road,
Jacksonville, Fla. 32258.
Services under the care of
Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.

E. Faye Stokes
Peterson

E. Faye
S tok es
Peterson, 81,
of Jackson-
ville, died May
1, 2008, at
Memorial a
Hospital.
Peterson
was prede-
ceased by her
parents, L. Faye McGee and
Edgar E. Stokes; and by her
husband, James A. Peterson Sr.


She is survived by a family
that includes a daughter,
Catherine Kupperman (Keith);
four sons, James Peterson,
Mark Peterson, Paul Peterson
(Beth) and David Peterson;
three nieces, Joanna Reinking,
Debby Jorgenson and Natalie
Jorgenson; a nephew, David
Reinking; seven grandchil-
dren, A.J., Justin, Jordon,
Josh, Carly, Joseph and Jared;
and a great. nephew, Jason.
She is also survived by her two
sisters, Frances S. Jorgensen
(Ray) of Orange Park and
Sa'Zane Stokes of Panama
City.
Peterson was born in
Valdosta, Ga., and in her
younger days she traveled
throughout Florida with her
dad's government job. When
living in Jacksonville Beach as
a teenager, she was part of the
Coastal Guard that spotted
enemy planes during World
War II. She graduated from
Fletcher High School, and
went on to get a bachelor of
science degree as a registered
dietician from Florida State
University. She then worked
as a registered dietician at
Grasslands Hospital in
Valhalla, N.Y.
She moved to Jacksonville,
continuing her career at
Duval Medical Center, before
meeting her husband, James
A. Peterson Sr.
She loved her family and
friends, and was a devoted
wife and mother, her family
said. In addition to taking
care of her family, she enjoyed
cooking, the arts, painting,
sculpting and the Jacksonville
orchestra, her family said. Her
love of animals was watching
the dogs of the Westminster
Kennel club, and the Horses
of the Kentucky Derby.
According to her family, in
.her later years, she was an
avid reader of mystery novels
and enjoyed trips to the
Florida beaches.
The family will receive
friends from 7 until 9 p.m.
today, Wednesday, May 7, in
Quinn-Shalz' Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach, 904-249-
1100. A graveside service will
be held at 11 a.m. May 8 in H.
Warren Smith Cemetery, 1538
N. 2nd Ave., Jacksonville
Beach, Fla. 32250.
In lieu of flowers, contribu-
tions may be made to the
Multiple Sclerosis Society,


904-332-6810; The ARC of
Jacksonville 904-355-0155; or
Peace Presbyterian Church,
904-724-4147.


Services under the care of
Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.


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Natherson a team-builder in his own right


photo by ROB DeANGELO
Phil Mickelson, the 2007 Players champion, applauds last May as Ron Natherson (right) is introduced as the volunteer chairman for
the 2008 Players Championship. Natherson assumed his "red coat" duties on ,May 13, 2007., ., .. .....
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by JOHNNY WOODHOUSE
ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Dusty Rhodes told his
inaugural University of
North Florida baseball team
to keep in touch long after
their playing days ended at
Harmon Stadium.
Ron Natherson, a member
of the 1988 Ospreys and the
2008 volunteer chairman of
The Players Championship,
took Rhodes' suggestion to
heart.
After graduating from UNF
in 1990 with a degree in
finance, Natherson, a Ponte
Vedra Beach resident, helped
launch an Osprey baseball
alumni club that still
remains active to this day.
I "We had our 20th anniver-
sary celebration this year,"
said Natherson, a former
starting second baseman on
the '88 Osprey squad that set
a national record for wins by
a first-year program.
"Dusty told us to appreci-
ate the time that we had and
this keeps the bond going."
Natherson played only one
season for the Ospreys before
shoulder and knee injuries
sidelined him as a senior.
He played two years of
baseball at Florida
Community College at
Jacksonville, and was a mem-
ber of FCCJ's 1987 World
Series team.
"Most of the guys I got
that first year were junior
college guys," said Rhodes,
whose '88 team won a record
47 games, including 21 in a
row.
"Ron was a good player
who could swing the bat. He
turned out to be a hell of a


gaoler."
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Natherson turned out to be
a good team-builder, too.
He has served on the board
of the UNF Osprey Club, an
athletic fund-raising organi-
zation, and is a past presi-
dent of the UNF Alumni
Association.
In 1994, longtime Osprey
Club supporter Gerry Hurst
asked Natherson to join the
volunteer ranks of The
Players Championship.
For the past five years,
Natherson has served as
either chairman or first vice
chairman of the special
events, course ecology, trans-
portation and standard bear-
ers committees.
"He had the tools to make
a difference," said Hurst, the
volunteer chairman of The
Players Championship in
1996.
"And he was a good
golfer."
Natherson, who.was born
in The Philippines, said he
was eager to join "the
pipeline" of tournament vol-
unteers.
After baseball, golf became
his sports outlet.
The same wrist speed he
used to hit a baseball and
turn a double play trans-
ferred quickly to the golf
course.
At one point, Natherson
was almost a scratch golfer
- someone who shoots par
every time out.
"I got down to a 1.4 [hand-
icap]," Natherson said.
"Right now I'm a 6."
Natherson came up
through the volunteer ranks
of The Players


SSee NATHERSON, A-8


photo by JOHNNY WOODHOUSE
Recruit surfman Anthony Delossantos (right) sits with surfman Joe Weisflog on a tower near the
Jacksonville Beach lifeguard station Sunday. Delossantos, a member of the 2008 winter recruit
class, is one of six new lifeguards for the American Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corps.


New recruits sign up




for '08 summer class


(Final part of a series)


by JOHNNY WOODHOUSE
ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Fourteen aspiring life-
guards ranging in age from
16 to 32 showed up for sum-
mer recruit class orientation
Sunday at the Jacksonville
Beach lifeguard station.
Seated in white folding
chairs in the station's first-
floor meeting room, the
recruits, mostly high school
and college students, sat qui-
etly as instructor Rick Foster
of the American,Red Cross
Volunteer Life Saving Corps
passed out paperwork.
"Does anyone have any
vacations planned this sum-
mer? Foster asked the group,
masking a smile.
It was a rhetorical ques-
tion.
"This course is not going
to be easy," Foster said. ,
"I can only let you miss
one class because it takes a
lot to get caught up. I'm
probably the only friend you
will have here until you get
in."
As the recruits filled out
forms and waivers, Foster
told them that Sunday's class
was only an "information


session."
The real deal.begins
Sunday, May 18, with the
first of 12 scheduled training
weeks.
On Sunday, the recruits
were shown a promotional
film tracing the history of
the Corps from its inception
in 1912.
They took a tour of the 60-
year-old lifeguard station and
climbed a winding stairway
to the iconic "peg," or obser-
vation tower.
They also learned that
there are stringent physical
requirements to remain in
recruit training, and that a
battery of written tests will
be administered.
"By week six, you'll need
to swim 500 meters in under
10 minutes and run the mile
in under eight," Foster said.
"A failing grade [on writ-
ten exams] is 80."
As the recruits filled out
paperwork, a shift change
was occurring in the station's
bustling boat room.
Ambng the lifeguards
reporting for the 10 a.m. roll
call were five of the six grad-
uates from Foster's 2008 win-
ter recruit class.
"I like being a mentor,"
Foster said.


"This is something I've
always wanted to do since I
got into the Corps [in 1996].
To see them better them-
selves is the best reward I
can get."
A project manager for a
major construction firm and
an electrical engineering
graduate of Tulane
University, Foster, 28, is one
of three officers in the Corps.
Only Capt. Thom Wright
outranks him.
He spent a year as a 1st
mate before running for the
instructor position, arguably
the most time-consuming in
the all-volunteer organiza-
tion.
The instructor and the
assistant instructor are
required, to volunteer every
Sunday from late January to
early August. They also
attend weekly staff meetings
at the station.
"I knew it was going to be
a lot of work," Foster said
Sunday as five of the 14 new
recruits swam their first time
trials at the Fletcher High
pool.
"We're trying to get good
members who will contribute
to the community.
"A leader [of the class] will
emerge quickly."


Louisiana native has developed own style


by KATHY NICOLETTI
COLUMNIST
"The kitchen is my place,"
West Beaches resident Paul
Herring said.
A building contractor,
Herring prepared dinner daily
for his wife, Melanie, and
their teen- aged daughter
and nine-year- old son.
His wife calls him a "chef
extraordinaire."
After moving to Florida 21
years ago, Herring said he
wanted to recreate the taste
of home cooking.


COOKS


A native of Louisiana,
Herring had grown up
watching his mom cook. He
has developed his own style,
a combination of Southern
home cooking with added
flavor from seasonings and
ingredients from his native


state.
In addition, Herring also
learned to bake desserts by
consulting with his mother
for recipes and advice. He
now makes cakes, bread pud-
dings, and other desserts for
everyday as well as birthdays
and special occasions.
On weekends, Herring
often grills dinner for the
family or friends and neigh-
bors. He prefers grilling with
charcoal, often adding oak or
apple wood for additional
flavor.
Chicken, roasts of beef or


pork are cooked slowly, most
often in a closed grill at
about 250 degrees, Herring
said, so he can "baby it all
afternoon."
Herring liberally seasons
chicken or meat on the grill,
usually with Paul
Prudhomme's Blackened Red
Fish Magic Seasoning.
He grills a roast for about
two hours, then wraps it in
foil to cook for another three
hours in a closed grill. This


See RECIPES, A-8


photo by KATHY NICOLETTI
Born and raised in Louisiana, Paul Herring says that he cooks to
"see the enjoyment on people's faces."


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WEDDING


Denise and Mark Messer


Messer-Simpson


Denise Simpson and Mark
Messer, both of Jacksonville
Beach, were married Saturday,
April 26, at their home with
Susan Butler performing the
ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of
William and Kara Altman of
Valdosta, Ga. She is a 1978


graduate of Echols County
High.
The groom is the son of
Donald and Nellie Messer of
Jacksonville. He is a graduate
of Fletcher High School and is
employed by Surfside Pools.
The couple will reside in
Jacksonville Beach.


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Mara Sloan of Atlantic Beach, a 2004 honors graduate of
Fletcher High School, graduated cum laude from the University
of Florida on May 4. She earned bachelor degrees in political
science and public relations. She will be working as a press
assistant for U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (above) at the Hart Senate
Building in Washington, D.C.


photo submitted
Joanna Nicoletti of Ponte Vedra Beach graduated magna cum
laude from Florida State University on April 25 with a bachelor's
degree in anthropology. She is a member of the Phi Beta
Kappa Honor Society. In her senior year at Florida State, she
was an intern in the Office of Open Government in the execu-
tive office of Gov. Charlie Crist. She also was an archaeological
assistant at the Southeast Archaeological Center of the United
States Department of the Interior in Tallahasee. Prior to that,
she served as an intern at First Books, a non-profit agency pro-
moting literacy, in Washington, D.C. She is a 2004 graduate of
Allen D. Nease High School and the daughter of Kathy and
Michael Nicoletti of Ponte Vedra Beach.


May 7, 2008


Natherson: Chairman


Cont. from A-7
Championship, eventually
being named the 1999 win-
ner of the Paul C. Warren
Spirit Award for leadership
and commitment to the tour-
nament. That same year he
earned a master's degree in
public administration from
UNF and taught classes as an
adjunct professor.
Now the vice president of
claims and agent marketing
for Southern Oak Insurance
Co., a Jacksonville-based res-
idential property insurer,
Natherson has come to the
end of his 14-year tenure as
a Players Championship vol-
unteer.
At the conclusion of this
week's tournament at the
TPC at Sawgrass Stadium
Course, Natherson will turn
over the reins to Tommy
Douglas, the 2009 incoming
chairman.
But he won't hang up his
ceremonial blazer, also
known as a "red coat," any
time soon.
"It's a fraternity of broth-


ers and sisters," said Hurst,
the captain of the red coats
this year.
"We take golf trips each
year and maintain close ties.
You don't get into this with
the ultimate goal of being
the chairman."
Natherson still remains
close to his former UNF
baseball teammates, includ-
ing former college roommate
Greg Bell, now an assistant
baseball coach at the
University of Florida.
And while he doesn't suit
up anymore for the annual
alumni baseball game,
Natherson still enjoys the
camaraderie he has with his
former '88 teammates.
"I'm trying to get that
team recognized in UNF's
Hall of Fame," said Rhodes,
who signed Natherson as
one of his first three recruits
in 1988.
"That first team was so
important because it set the
pace for the others to fol-
low."


Recipes: La. native


produces a roast that is moist
and tender, he said.
Whole or half chickens take
about four hours to cook with
barbecue sauce added only in
the last 15 minutes.
Herring sometimes grills
corn in the husk along with
the main course. After soak-
ing the corn for an hour in
salt water, it is grilled for
about an hour. Rotate the
corn several times, he said.
Another of his specialties is
Cheesy Potatoes. Herring's
whole family likes this dish,
which he varies by adding
onion and garlic powder to
the cooked potatoes.
Fresh green beans simmered
with ham hocks are a
Southern- style side dish that
goes well with grilled meats
and chicken.
"The next day these are
even better," Herring said.
The recipe for Oatmeal
Cake comes from Herring's
mother and was his father's
favorite cake. More than 30
years ago, her recipe was
printed in "The Daily
Iberian," a newspaper in New
Iberia, La.
' The'cake is easily mixed by
hand. The texture is like any
other cake and no one can
tell that there is oatmeal in it,
said Herring.
After baking, warm icing is
poured over the cake and is
absorbed into the cake and
glazes the top.

The following recipes are
from Paul Herring.

Oatmeal Cake

1 cup quick oats
one and one-quarter cup
boiling water
1 stick of butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
one and one-third cups self
rising flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350
degrees.
Combine oats, boiling
'water, and butter in a large
bowl. Stir until butter melts
and let sit for 15 minutes.
Add rest of the ingredients
to the oat mixture and stir to
combine.
Bake in a 9x13 inch greased
and floured pan for 35 to 40
minutes.
Remove from oven and
leave in pan. Poke holes in
the hot cake and pour icing
over cake.
Cool before serving.

Icing

three-quarters cup sugar
one-third cup butter, melt-
ed
one-half cup whole milk'
1 tsp. vanilla

Melt all ingredients in a
saucepan and stir until


caramelized. Pour over cake
as directed above.

Cheesy Potatoes

6 medium potatoes, peeled
and cubed
one-half to one stick of
butter
salt and'pepper
5 slices of American cheese

Boil potatoes until done.
Drain
Mix in butter and salt and
pepper.
Place cheese slices on top.
Cover until cheese is melted.
Mix and serve.

Green Beans

2 lbs. fresh green beans
salt and pepper
2 tsp. butter
2 smoked ham hocks

Clean and snap green
beans. Place in large pot with
other ingredients. Bring to a
boil and simmer covered for
2 hours.


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Seabreeze Elem. sets example by recycling


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Seabreeze Elementary School
students hope their recycling
program proves contagious.
Fifth-grade teacher Brooke
Axler got the school's program
started after reading that JEA
~ offers an Earth Day grant each
year.
After she wrote an applica-
tion for the $500 grant to
'4W ,."-' begin the recycling program,
the school was awarded the
money.
.Axler said, it's her under-
standing most Duval County,
schools don't recycle to the
degree Seabreeze does.
"I know most of us recycle
J cardboard. The contract allows
i .us to recycle plastic and alu-
minum, but most schools
aren't doing it," she said.
Axler knew a more universal.
recycling program, which
included a bin in every class-
room, was launched years ago.
% "From what I understand, it
turned into.more of a job for
" the custodial staff," she said.
"Most people were using it as
? 0 4. a trash bin. Then it became a
job for the custodial staff to
sort through."
Axler said it upset'her to see
the amount of waste Seabreeze
S7. produced. The school bought
-h four 33-gallon trash cans, with
i ~ lids and wheels, with the
grant..The cans are in the
school's cafeteria.
"My goal was, even if we're
only doing it in the cafeteria,
then it isn't as much of an
added workload for our custo-
dial staff," said Axler, whose
class helps spearhead the
effort.
"There's recycling in the
cafeteria and Ms. Axler's room,
and some in the other class-
rooms," said Madison Stoeber,

the cans and put them in the
recycling bins at the end of the
day."
dAdded classmate, Logan
Davis: "It feels really good to
recycle because you're helping*
to save the planet."
Axler said students take recy-
cling out under the watchful
eye of teacher Don Kraichley.
t s "It's not- the work," said
photo submitted
Kraichley, "it's'how little work
Fifth graders Logan Davis, from left, Madison Stoeber, Maxey Weech and D.J. Foster show off it is to do it. It only takes about
two of the four 33-gallon recycling cans that can be found in Seabreeze Elementary School's 15 minutes to gather up all the
cafeteria.
recycles out of all our cans."
Along with the barre, .i "the,
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lounge.
"Some teachers collect in
their class independently and
take it when they go to lunch,"
said Axler. "We asked that the
cafeteria be the main hub so it
was no extra work for our cus-
todial staff. It was something
the students are doing and that
we all can do."
The Seabreeze total is up to
almost 200 bags.
"We only count them if
they're full," said Axler. "We've
kept track of it on a chart in
the cafeteria. It has been such a
simple process, with one or
two adults and a couple of kids
every week. And yet we've
made this huge difference in
keeping recycling out of a
landfill."
Along with its recycling pro-
gram, Seabreeze also commem-
orated Earth Day last month
when teacher Joe Andreu
bought three palm trees for the


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school's playground. Axler's
class planted a tree and Martha
Gainer's kindergarten class
decorated brown paper shop-
ping bags.
Each daily Seabreeze news-
cast contains an environmen-
tal tip shared by a student.
Axler sells pickles after
school to raise funds to thank
the students for their participa-
tion.
"We took the money from
the pickle sales and purchased
reuseable grocery bags," she
said.
"We're having them printed
to say Seabreeze Elementary.
We're going to give one bag to
every.student and every faculty
member to thank them for par-
ticipating in our program."
Axler hopes the bags will be
passed out in May.
"Maybe that will encourage
families to start reusing their
grocery bags," she added.


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reunion June 27-28. Anyone
who's interested- should. -all-
George Goodloe at 241-9526.

Beaches Center Open
House
The Beaches Senior Center at
Huguenot Park, 281 19th Ave.
S., Jacksonville Beach, holds an
open house that begins at 2
p.m. May 19. The event, at
which a health fair will be
held, will be open to the pub-
lic.. Light refreshments will be
served.

Talks & Tea
Especially for Seniors Talks &
Tea will be held starting at 1:30
p.m. May 21-22 at the
Cummer Museum. The subject
is "Plein Aire Painting-Then
and Now." They will be seated
gallery talks, with a reception
immediately following. Seating
is limited, and pre-registration
is required. The cost to mem-
bers and non-members is'$6.
Call 904-355-0630 to register.

African Dance Classes at
Galimore Center
African dance and move-
ment classes are offered from
6:30-8 p.m. every Wednesday
at the Willie Galimore Center
in St. Augustine through May
28. Elizabeth Chesek, program
director for the St. Johns
County Council on Aging, and
Nicole Muro lead participants
through warmups, beats and
movement breakdowns accom-
panied by live drum music.
Each session is $10, with all
proceeds going to support the
SJCCOA. Call 904-209-3640 for
information.

OLLI Gala
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first OLLI Gala, to be held from
6-11 p.m. May 31 at the Hyatt
Regency Riverfront. OLLI, the
Osher Lifelong Learning
Institute at the University of
North Florida, serves seniors 50
and above through UNF.
Tickets cost $100; cocktails,
dinner, live music, dancing
and a silent auction are includ-
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will help support
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Warren Anderson will be the
featured speaker at
NoonBreak, a monthly pro-
gram of the Friends of the
Beaches Branch Library on
Friday May 9. Anderson, a
board member of the Public
Trust Environmental Legal
Institute of Florida and of
Preservation North Florida,
will give an account of the
recent findings and ongoing
archaeological studies being
done in the nearby Timucuan
National Preserve.The pro-
gram is free and open to the
public.For more information,
call 241-1141.
tickets and information, call
Billie Lombardo at 620-1159,
the customer care team at 620-
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May Monday Movie
Matinee Madness
Every Monday, the Neptune
Beach Senior Activity Center
serves popcorn, candy and a
soda for $2 to go along with
Monday Movie Matinee
Madness. Call 270-1688 for
information.

Council on Aging Free
Classes
Free classes for seniors in
Yoga, Line Dance, Ballroom
Dancing, Square Dancing,
Scottish Country Dance, Art in
the Garden and Art in Nature
are available at the Coastal
Community Center, 180
Marine St., St. Augustine. Call
Pam Melfi for times and dates
at 209-3646.

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grandchildren, nieces,
nephews and teenaged friends.
No, experience, is necessary. A
minimum of eight junior play-
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There will be a tournament for
a trophy the'last day. The fully-
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May 7, 2008


EDUCATION


SCHOOL BRIEFS


Photo by Marcy Appelbaum
Aaron Piezney of Picasso People performs the story of sculpture Alexander "Sandy" Calder for
Jacksonville Beach Elementary School students. The JBE PTA sponsored the recent assembly.


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photo submitted
Presenters at the School Dangers of Addiction program atFilebcher High were, from left,' Robbie
Tollive'r,'Nancy Birchall of the St. Johns County Health Department SWAT (Students Working
Against Tobacco) Team, Gara Monde of the Florida Council for Compulsive Gambling and Officer
Camille Burban of the Neptune Beach Police Department. Students and parents learned about
the dangers of four different types of. ddictions: smoking, gambling, drugs and drinking. This
event was the final segment in the Fletcher's PTSA Keeping Our Kids Safe Series, which includ-
ed Safe Driving in January, Healthy Relationships in February and Internet Safety in March.


The Fletcher High dance
department will celebrate its
spring dance concert at 7
p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the
school auditorium. Students
in all six dance classes will
perform repertoire in ballet,
jazz and modern dance tech-
niques.
Seniors performing include
Rachel Atkinson, Dawn
Gibson, Kate Keskinen,
Kristen King, Mariah
Gilbert, Jenna Lareau, Jade
Santiago, Sabrina Snyder
and Shelby Sox.
Admission is $5 at the door.
For more. details, call 247-
5905.
Winners of the 2008
Countywide Student Voter
Registration Drive in Duval
County public schools are
Douglas Anderson School of
the Arts, which registered 70
percent of eligible students
who were 16 and older,
Paxon School for Advance
Studies (47 percent) and
Sandalwood High School (66
percent).
The private school winners
are Foundation Academy
with 45 percent of their eligi-
ble, students registered and
Providence School which
registered 40 percent.
Mandarin High registered a
total of 923 students making
it the winner for registering
the most students.
This year's countywide stu-
dent voter registration drive
was held in public and private
high schools, public and pri-
vate college and universities
as well as technical schools
throughout Duval County.
The total number of students
registered was 7,714.
Joseph Finegan Elementary,
555 Wonderwood Dr.,
Atlantic Beach is -holding
kindergarten registration
for the upcoming school year.
A child must be 5 years old on
or before Sept. 1 to be eligible
for enrollment. Birth certifi-
cate, annual physical, proof
of address and immuniza-
tions are required to register.
Call 247-5996, for more
details.
On May 31st and June 1,
the North Florida office of
The Princeton Review will
offer a free practice SAT and
ACT practice tests in ack-
sonville, from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Call 800-2Review.
* *
St. Johns River Community
College is offering free
Florida Teacher
Certification Exam review
workshops at the Ponte
Vedra Center beginning May
20.


Workshops offered include
reviews in math, English and
more. The FTCE review work-
shops are free and are
designed to provide a review
of the .information tested on
the FTCE.
Review classes are non-
credit continuing education
courses and therefore have no
prerequisites or application
fees. For more


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(far left), the recipient's mother, Becky Carraher, and coach Joshua Covelli


FOR THE KIDS


Seaside Playgarden Puppet
Show
The next Seaside Playgarden
Puppet Show will be held at 4
p.m. May 8 at the Seaside
Playgarden, a Jacksonville
Waldorf Initiative, 223 8th
Ave. S., Jacksonville Beach. The
Puppet Show, which is appro-
priate for children ages 2-1/2
to 9, is free to the public. For
information on Waldorf-edu-
cation and programs available
at the Seaside Playgarden, visit
jaxwaldorf.org or call 247-
1314.
Beaches Chapel
Registration
Beaches Chapel School is
holding fall registration. The
school, at 610 Florida Ave.,
Neptune Beach, is opening a
high school in the fall. It will
start with a 9th-grade class and
add a grade each consecutive


year. For information, call 241-
4211 or visit
beacheschapel.com.
Go Girl Yo
A Go Girl Yo program for
girls ages 8-13 will be held
from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday through May 28
at Hollies Dancin Dream
Studio, Atlantic Beach. The
program promotes fitness and
gives girls coping skills to deal
with adolescent issues in a
healthy way. Call Yoga
Instructor Dana Peacher at
904-372-0116 or visit
www.dancingposeyoga.com.
Registration is required.
JCC at Carnegie Hail
The Jacksonville Children's
Chorus has been invited to,
perform June 29 in New York's
Carnegie Hall. The JCC will
join with other choruses from


around North America to form
a festival chorus. That chorus
will be conducted by Darren
Dailey, artistic and executive
director of the JCC, who will
be making his conducted
debut at Carnegie Hall. Those
who would like to donate
should call 904-346-1636 or e-
mail info@jaxchildrenscho-
rus.com. For information, visit
www.jaxchildrenschorus.com.
KidZone Children's
Worship
KidZone, for ages kinder-
garten to 4th grade, will be
held from 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Sunday mornings at First
Baptist Church, Jacksonville
Beach. KidZone offers games, a
Bible story, drama and fun
while parents attend the adult
worship service. For informa-
tion, call the church office at
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sine preparation." In the two week
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gram. Their goal was to earn ACF's
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tional elements required to become
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honor this represents. "The teaching aspect is reward-
ing for me," he says. "These cooks are motivated and
eager to progress in their chosen field the best of the
best as I said.' As we get older, we like to help others."
He was introduced to the enjoyment of cooking as a 13
year old working at a deli in St. Louis. The mentoring
of his employers and his mother, a good cook, set him
on a career course.
Speaking of his Washington experiences, "This
makes me better at my business. It makes my food bet-
ter.. I see different dishes being prepared by excelle.nt-
cooks at the many Navy bases. I developed my style-
and I pass it along to my cooks here. Both of our chefs
started as cooks; now one is certified and one is in the
process. They see the value of being more than just a
cook."
Just ask him to describe fine cuisine, and it will make
you hungry. "Fine cuisine embraces all the senses. As
the plate is placed in front of you, you see the food.
The arrangement is well designed and draws the eye.
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You can now experience that satisfaction at World
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May 7, 2008 SPORTS


Inside
* Fishing Leader
* Sports Briefs
* WaveMasters contest


Playoff run ends with loss to Buchholz


By ROBERT DeANGELO
SPORTS EDITOR
GAINESVILLE The
Fletcher High baseball team
knows it accomplished some
significant things in 2008.
Perhaps that's why last Friday
night's 6-1 regional semifinal
loss to Buchholz didn't evoke
sadness at a season's end, but
rather excitement about
what's possible in the near
future.
"We knew coming in it was
going to be difficult," Fletcher
head coach Kevin Brown said,
"I mean, they're good. We
didn't take advantage of some
opportunities to score in this
game, didn't make things
happen. And all that is is a
sign of a young team.
"So.next year I'm expecting
us to be a little bit smarter, a
little bit stronger, a little bit
faster and a little bit more
experienced."
Brown tabbed Darius
Thompson as his starter
against Buchholz, partly to
give the youngster some big-
game experience but also out
of necessity. Staff ace Scott
Sitz had pitched the Senators
into the regional semifinal
with a victory over Flagler
Palm Coast last Tuesday, and
sophomore Nick Reedy was
nursing a sore
shoulder.
While
Thompson (4-
2) had strug-
gled in finding
the plate dur-
ing a relief .
appearance a
week earlier in
the district
final against
Buchholz, last
Friday night
the right-han-
der had better We have
command of
his pitches. ashamed
Still, the that's a c
Bobcats '
jumped out that, but c
to a 2-0 lead would've
in the-bottom
of the first was goinC
when Brett We went 2
Bozeman
belted a two- Gateway
run homer champs, v
over the 12-
foot wall in the sweet
center. state play
Fletcher got
its first oppor-
tunity to
score in the Key
top of third
when Will Senators
Campbell
reached on an
infield hit, Trevor Adeeb fol-
lowed by bouncing into a
fielder's choice that erased
Campbell but a throwing
error enabled Adeeb to end
up on second. Ryan Mahoney
walked and Cory Franklin
singled sharply to left to load
the bases with one out.
But Sitz popped up behind
first base and James Dillon
was called out on strikes to
end the threat.
The Senators finally did
crack the scoreboard in the


fourth when Houston Brown
led off with a double and
Tanner Gregg followed with
an RBI single to cut the
deficit to 2-1.
Buchholz rallied with three
runs in the bottom of the
fifth, however, ending
Thompson's night. The soph-
omore surrendered five runs
on six hits while striking out
three, walking a pair and hit-
ting two batters.
Thompson was replaced by
sophomore Beau Beaudreau, a
* lefty with a submarine-style
delivery that initially kept
Bobcats batters offstride.
e "He threw the district
championship game against
us so we'd seen him before ,"
Buchholz skipper David Banes
said of Beaudreau. "It was a
good change of pace for
[Fletcher] because the first kid
had a decent arm and then
all of a sudden we were facing
pitches that were a lot slower.
"Our hitters just adjusted .
by being willing to hit it
through the middle or the
other way and we hit ground
ball, ground ball, through the
hole and got runners on
base."
SWhile the'Bobcats plated
only one additional run, it
was enough to secure the-6-1
victory and advance to
Friday's
regional final
against Lake
Brantley.
S "We know
[Fletcher] very
well but
sometimes I
think that
hurts," said
Banes. "Only
because I
don't like
Splaying the
same people
- nothing to be over and over
again. This
of. I know game is all
;liche and all about aver-
ages and I
ome on, who don't like the
thought this law of aver-
ages when
Sto happen you have to
20-9, we were keep playing
people
Conference because then
ye made it to it comes
down to
sixteen in the what you're
)ffs. supposed to
do, what's
-- supposed to
happen. But-
that's not
in Brown how this
head coach game works."
While
Banes said
Buchholz starter Jardian
Thomas didn't have his best
stuff Friday, it was enough td
limit Fletcher to five hits and
the senior appeared to get
stronger as the game wore
on. He struck out six
Senators over the final three
innings, fanning a total of 10
batters in the complete-game
victory.
After the game, Kevin
Brown characterized the loss
was disappointing but called
Fletcher's season very suc-


SPhotos by ROB DeANGELO
ABOVE: Fletcher High's Houston Brown, center, is congratulated after scoring the Senators' lone run in last Friday's night's 6-1 region-
al semifinal loss at Gainesville Buchholz. BELOW: Senators right fielder Will Campbell can't come up with a catch at the wall.
cessful.
"We have nothing to be
ashamed of," he said. "I
know that's a cliche and all / -
that, but come on, who
would've thought this wasA.
going to happen? We went
20-9, we were Gateway
Conference champs, we
made it to the sweet sixteen \
in the state playoffs. This is
the farthest I've taken a *2
team." L) B) \
With only two seniors in
the starting lineup, Franklin
and Adeeb, plus Sean Brown
in a reserve role, the Senators
head coach knows he returns
a strong core of players next
season. But Kevin Brown also
realizes what his team needs
to do to build upon the suc-
cess of this year's campaign.
"We just have to get more
physical," he said. "I mean,
when you get to this level,
you can imagine what the
next group, the next team
you would face in the play-
offs, is going to look like. '
And then the final four is %Ls. an
even tougher than that.
"The good news for us. is
lot of the kids are just sopho-
mores and I've seen them get
better and better throughout
the season. I'm proud of
what we accomplished this
season.
"Yes, we're losing two [sen-
iors] and catcher is going to
be a big'spot for us along
with shortstop. But the out-
field is set, James Dillon will
be back at first and our
pitchers are coming back.
"Look, next year I expect
big things, I really do. This
group took it to this level
and the next group will try
to take it even farther."


Pros get ready for The Players Championship


Photos by ROB DeANGELO
Among the pros out practicing Tuesday morning in preparation for this week's Players Championship were
,defending champ Phil Mickelson, left, and K.J. Choi, above, working on his bunker shots at the 14th hole.


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May 7, 2008


FISHING




Fantastic weather leads to great catches


Great weather with good
fishing greeted both
inshore and offshore
anglers last Thursday morning.
Outstanding is the only way
to describe the bottom fishing.
Capt. Dennis Young on his
Sea Dancer out of Jax Marine
in Mayport set the pace off-
shore last weekend. Capt.
Dennis, with the Duane
Schmidt party on Sunday,
brought home 10 snapper, five
amberjack, a blackfin and 50
beeliners.
On Thursday, both the
Mayport Princess and the King
Neptune brought home happy
anglers. They helped their
fishermen unload as many as
40 snapper each afternoon
weighing up to 15 pounds,
grouper, amberjack, sea bass
anddozens of big beeliners.
This was the story on the
Princess each afternoon.
Capt. Scott Reynolds and his
crew helped their smiling
anglers string up and ice down
35 snapper on Sunday. In
addition there were three big
grouper, three amberjack and
plenty of beeliners.
Earlier in the week, on
Thursday, in addition to
another excellent catch of
snapper, anglers put 11


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WIMPY SUTTON
FISHING LEADER


grouper up to 20 pounds and
a 25-pound cobia on the
cleaning table.
Capt. David King took
friends fishing on his Crusty
Crab last Friday. Claudia Estes,
Ann White and Melissa
Middlewhite had great action
in the river near the Dames
Point Bridge. They caught
three trout, three drum, 60
croakers, yellowmouth, a
flounder and a pair of man-
grove snapper.
Capt. Willie Ulmer and
Louise Carson fished the river
near the Naval Air Station last
Sunday and caught five reds to
30 inches and seven drum to
12 pounds.
Rusty Borthwick and Butch


Photo submitted
Cynthia Eicher with one of the big nine and a half-pound
sheepshead she caught last week with guide Fred Morrow._
,~^fi '.,'


Garvin used crickets for bait
on four-pound line and caught
75 bluegills and shell crackers
at Hanna Park.
Larry "Fishman" Finch and
Tommy Yates used sand fleas
last week on three occasions at
Little Talbot and caught their
limit of pompano on each
trip.
Capt. David Sipler with his
guest Dave Colteal fished the
river with live shrimp and
caught three huge trout, two
reds and lots of jacks.
Sheila Reynolds, fishing the
canal with dead bait, weighed
up a seven and three-quarter-
pound trout at B&M.
Dwight Hibbard and his
daughter Candy fishing the
canal with guide John Dyrssen
netted five speckled trout last
Wednesday. Candy had one
that weighed four and a half
pounds. They also caught one
red, a flounder and several
mangrove snapper.
Capt. George Bull and his
friend Johnny Braddock on
the Bionic Bull last Friday cer-
tainly had a red-hot day. They
used live shrimp and jigs to
capture 22 reds to 26 inches,
four trout, four drum, two
flounder and a blue.
The best out of town fishing
report this past week comes
from James and Tina Gergley.
They worked several spots in
the Keys last week near Florida
Bay on their Head Hunter and
caught 38 trout (19 to 24
inches), sheepshead, to seven
pounds and black drum to ten
pounds. On another short trip
while they were there they
picked up six bonefish to six
pounds, mangrove snapper,
dog snapper and a 'cuda.
Last Wednesday and
Thursday were active days on
the Jacksonville Beach Pier.
Black drum, sheepshead, whit-
ing, flounder and pompano
showed up in coolers all dur-
ing the two-day period.
Capt. Kirk Walsh with the
Jerry Mallard party last
Wednesday at the end of the
rocks had to work hard but it
paid off later in the morning
with a catch of eight reds to
33 inches, two trout and five
jacks.
Capt. Chris Rooney on his


Photos submitted
ABOVE: John Goodling, William Goodling and Mike Watts fished the T.W. bottom last week
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two friends trolled the blue
Water last Sunday for six dol-
phin to 20 pounds, a 20-
pound wahoo, a 12-pound
scamp and a 38-pound amber-
jack.
SCapt. Roger Bump of
Jacksonville led 340 kayak
anglers to claim top prize in
the Jacksonville Kayak Fishing
Classic. The catch-photo-
release charity event raised
over $28,000 for danielkids,
Dignity-U-Wear and the
Shriners Hospitals for
Children.
Bump launched and fished
from three different locations
(the Buckman Bridge, Dunn's
Creek and Clapboard Creek) in
accumulating his 65.5-inch
slam, which consisted of a
29.75-inch red, a 19-inch trout
and a 16.75-inch flounder to
take first place.
Good Fishin'.


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OPINION



Will an unknown once again win The Players title?


Show's your pick in this
week's gamble they
call The Players
Championship? Phil
Mickelson? K.J. Choi? Geoff
Ogilvy? Adam Scott? Some
darkhorse you've never heard
of?
Don't laugh at "darkhorses,"
one of them just one the
Kentucky Derby. Well, maybe
not in the conventional sense,
but Big Brown was dark
enough, and he was surely
horse enough.
But in golf.lingo, we mean a
hoss nobody thinks has a
chance of succeeding this week
out at TPC Sawgrass. Or at
least a players nobody has
thought of at all until report
card day on Sunday.
By that we reference a player
like Craig Perks, winner here
in Ought Two, who prior to
the tournament was no more
known in these parts than his
great grandma. No offense


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intended toward Grandma
Perks, who no doubt is a nice
doll, as writer Damon Runyon.
would have put it, but how
many golf tournaments had
she won?
For that matter, how many
events has Perks won since he
upset the field and wagerers


here in 2002? Fact is, Craig did
a Mark Hayes (winner in 1977)
and vanished into the Twilight
Zone after his shocking victory
here, the first time, incidental-
ly, this tournament was played
in the Sawgrass confines.
For years there were rumors
of Hayes having been spotted
here or there, but no success.
He was like the horse a certain
writer we know (no names,
please) wagered on that never
came in. Search parties were
sent out, to no avail. Rewards
were posted, but the losing
horse never turned up.
Not so with Hayes, who later
made a comeback of sorts and
eventually won again.
One scribe suggested the
shock of Hayes winning the
1977 Players Championship
caused him to go into an
amnesia coma, explaining his
missing years. At least Hayes, a
quiet, inoffensive Oklahoman,
did resurface and wasn't like
the infamous Judge Crater


who got into a New York taxi-
cab one day back in 1930 and
was never seen or heard from
again.
This is not to put Craig Perks
in that class; simply to point
out that he is one of those
players who came here, made
a splash, then fell off the radar
screen with respect to winning
subsequent PGA tournaments.
Then we have Trevor
Immelman, the young South
African who shocked staid old
Augusta National by winning
the Masters without even a
pedigree to his name. Rarely
heard of at Augusta.
Can this gifted, but previ-
ously practically unknown
golfer do it again here this
week?
And what about old faithfuls
like Ernie Els, Mark
Calcavecchia, Davis Love III,
Sergio Garcia, runner-up last
year by two strokes, and reign-
ing champ Phil Mickelson?
Or how about Steve


Elkington, who's done it
before and knows the ropes
like a sailor? Or Vijay Singh,
who has more fans than a
milkman on a cat farm? Isn't it
finally time for the Fijian, who
presently resides in Ponte
Vedra Beach, to win this.
thing?
And as long as we're looking
for local heroes, what about
Fred Funk? Name one fan who
hasn't cheered for the diminu-
tive and personable Fred lots
of times. He did it three years
ago and can repeat. Then
there's Jim Furyk, the trans-
planted Pennsylvanian who
also makes his home in Ponte
Vedra Beach. He's among the
best in the world but hasn't
cracked the Sawgrass win col-
umn yet. Maybe the fates will
realize this and do him a long
overdue favor.
Here's a question we'd like
the experts who run this tour-
nament to answer: Will play-
ing'in May cause the PGA,


media, Congress, Dr. Phil, the
United Nations and network
television to immediately
declare The Players
Championship a "major" tour-
nament? Will it mean victories
for all those players who have
been unable to win here?
We were told moving to
May' would solve everyone's
problems and that there would
be no more bad weather. Why
did we wait so long for
Utopia?
The ghosts of Bob Jones and
Cliff Roberts should be hon-
ored again for the "new'
Players Championship and
their work to bring this tour-
nament into being. And the
greats Ben Hogan, Sam
Snead, Arnold Palmer and Jack
Nicklaus who gave it so
much even though handi-
capped by having to play in
March should be praised now
so that younger generations
will know who. they were and
what they meant to the game.


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Baseball
Sunshine Baseball School
has announced is schedule for
this summer. The school is
Open to those players 6-12
years of age who are interested
in taking their skills and
knowledge of the game to a
higher level.
Session dates are: June 9-12;
June 16-19; June 23-26 and
August 4-7, all from 8:30 a.m.
until 3:30 p.m. at Wingate
Park in Jacksonville Beach.
Morning hours will be spent
on individual offensive and
defensive skills and strategies
including hitting, fielding and
bunting techniques. Pitching
and catching fundamentals


will be addressed on Tuesdays
and Thursdays.
Instructors include Dr. Jim
Timmons, former varsity base-
ball coach at Fletcher High
with more than 20 years of
teaching the game, and cur-
rent Fletcher assistant coach
Boomer Bernstein.
Cost is $135 per session,
including lunch, drinks and a
T-shirt. For more information,
phone Jim Timmons at 223-
1664 or 521-2687.

Babe Ruth Baseball
Jacksonville Beach Babe
Ruth Baseball is seeking to
start a seniors (ages 15-17)
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phone Huguenot Tennis
Center at 247-6221.

Track and Field
Neptune Beach's Camille
Jackson, 12, a seventh-grader
at Providence School, recently
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Atlantic Beach's Katie Hered, an Episcopal High senior, won the
girls pole vault at the Class 2A state track and field finals April
26 in Winter Park. She cleared 11 feet to win the title in her-
fourth trip to the state championship meet. Coaches, by Ira
Welborn and Pat Crandall, Hered will attend Washington
University in St. Louis next fall and will continue her track and
field pursuits.


senior leagues in Ponte Vedra,
Julington Creek, Mayport and
possibly Fort Caroline.
Season would run from the
end of May until the end of
July and home field would be
Seabreeze Elementary School.
If interested or for more
information, phone Tom at
652-7877.

Basketball Camps
Tommy Hulihan's Beaches
Basketball Camp will take
place at St. Paul's School June
9 to June 13.
Schedule is 9 a.m. until
noon for boys and girls enter-
ing third, fourth and fifth
grades. And 1 p.m. until 4
p.m. for boys entering sixth,
seventh, eighth and ninth
grades. Cost is $95.
An all-girls Middle School
Basketball camp at St. Paul's
will take place June 23 to June
27. Camp is fgroi 4 p.m. until
6:30 p.m. for giirs entering
sixth, seventh, eighth and
nine grades. Cost is $75.
For more information, visit
www.beachesbasketball.com or
phone Tommy Hulihan at
349-2611.

Golf
The Hurricane Junior Golf
Tour is hosting the Memorial
Day Junior Shootout May 25-
28 at Ponte Vedra Golf and
Country Club.
Entry fee is $175 for the
two-day event. More informa-
tion is available at hjgt.org.

Gymnastics
Fletcher High freshman
Taylor Harbison finished sec-
ond on the uneven bars in the
USAG Southeast Regional
meet on April 19 in Hunts-
ville, Alabama.
Harbison also finished sixth
overall to earn a spot on the
Level 9 USAG National Team
representing the Southeast
region at Eastern Nationals in
Dayton, Ohio May 10.
Teammates Rachael Riley
and Katrina Hinken of the


West Beaches also qualified for
the Eastern Nationals.

SSigning
Fletcher High football player
Jacque Carter has signed a
full scholarship offer from
Holmes Community College
in Goodman, Mississippi.
Carter, a 6-3, 235-pound
defensive end for the Sena-
tors, also recently took third
in the shot put in the Class 4A
state track and field meet.

Surf Camp
John Tully Surf Camp is cel-
ebrating its 10th year of opera-
tion.
Weekly camps will take
Place from June 2 to July 11.
Camps feature one certified
lifesaving instructor for every
four students.
Cost is $180 per session aqd
includes surfboard.
Registration may be completed
online at:
johntullysurfcamp.com

Tennis
Jacksonville Beach Tennis
Center at Huguenot Park
announces a series of summer
camps and programs. *
Beginner Junior Camp I will
take place June 16, 18 and 19
from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Cost
is $45 for all six hours.
Beginner Junior Camp II is
slated for June 23, 25 and 26
from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Cost
is $45 for all'six hours.
Intermediate Junior Camp I
takes place July 7, 9 and 10
from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Cost
is $45 for all six hours.
Beginner Junior Camp III
scheduled for July 21, 23 and
24 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m..
Cost is $45 for all six hours.
Intermediate Junior Camp II
will take place August 4, 6 and
7 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Cost is $45 for all six hours.
Advanced Junior Camp I is
scheduled for August 11, 13
and 14 from 9 a.m. until 11
a.m. Cost is $45 for all six


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Showalter Field in Winter
Park.
Jackson completed the race
in 2:22.02 and-qualified by
winning the regional meet.
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PV Storm U-13 girls soccer
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Above, Gail Crumbley
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Crumbley, from left,
Jade Long and
Courtney Sobotka, all
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SSUMMER CAMPS


Beaches
Summer Camps
Atlantic Beach Summer
Camp
The City of Atlantic Beach
Department of Recreation holds regis-
tration for summer camp through May
24. Register at the Department of
Recreation and Special Events, Adele
Grage Community Center, 716 Ocean
Blvd. Children ages 5-12 may be regis-
tered from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4
p.m. Monday through Friday at the
Community Center. For information,
call 904-247-5828.
Camp starts June 16 and finishes the
week before school begins. Camp runs
from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays at
the Donner Park and Jordan Park
Community Centers. The camp costs
$45 a week per child or a $50 one-time
fee for children who qualify.
Lunch is included for children
attending camp. Each child gets a
camp T-shirt.
Anyone interested in attending the
YMCA camp at the Adele Grage Center
should contact the YMCA at 904-543-
9622 for information.

Beaches Episcopal Summer
Camp
Beaches Episcopal School Summer
Camp will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
June 16-20, June 23-27, July 7-11 and
July 14-18 at 1150 5th St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. The camp is open
to students entering kindergarten
through 6th grades.
The morning program, from 9 a.m.-
12 p.m., consists of two sessions.
Afternoon activities are from 12:30-3
p.m. The total camp program, from 9
a.m.-3 p.m., costs $190 per week.
Morning camp only, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.,
costs $150. Afternoon activities only,
12:30-3 p.m., costs $80.
Contact Dallas Skomia, Director of
Communications, at 246-2466, ext.
121, or at dskomia@beachesepisco-
palschool.org.

Bud Beech Summer Camp
Bud Beech Summer Camp at Nease
High School is for boys and girls ages
6-15. Nine sessions will be available
starting June 16. All sessions are held
Monday through Thursday.
There are five camps from which to
choose: Basketball, Soccer, Flag
Football, Dance/Gymnastics and
Cheerleading.
A half-day session (9 a.m.-12 p.m. or
12:30-3 p.m.) costs $55. A full-day ses-
sion (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) is $95. Bus trans-
portation from several Ponte Vedra
locations and an excellent lunch pro-
gram are available.
Download an application at
www.budbeech.com, request by email
at beechjr@comcast.net or phone 904-

Cultural Center at Ponte-
Vedra Beach
*Culinary Camps for ages 6-15 will
be held. June 16-20, June 23-27 and
July 7-11 at A. Chefs Cooking Studio,
145 Hilden Road, Ponte Vedra Beach.
Hours for ages 6-9 are 9 a.m.-12 p.m.;


for ages 10-15, it's 1-4 p.m. its 2008-2009 season. Parent meetings
Each camp will be taught by a pro- and open houses will be held at 6 p.m.
fessional chef. Campers must bp free of for cheer teams April 28 and for dance
food allergies, teams May 5.
The cost to members is $225. For Summer camps for kindergarten
non-members, it's $275. Ther's a.4i5 tJough,6tbhgrade Iwill be held June
-sibling discount. n .e i.: 46-20" and June 23-27 'Camps ;rufn
To register, call the'Cultrial Center'' front 9 a.m.-5 p.nA. each day, with
at 280-0614, ext. 204. extended day available. Activities
*Weekly Art Camps will be held include cheers, dance, games and arts
June 23-Aug. 15. Mellow D's is held & crafts.
June 23-27, Hodge Podge Collage June-- To register,, call 247-1031 or visit
S30-July 3, Wild about Animals July 7- www.infinityallstars.com.
11, 3-Dimension Invention July 14-18,
Mini Masters Meet Modem Art July St. Paul's Summer Sports -
21-25, Painted Pinatas & Mini Maracas Camp .-
July 28-Aug. 1, Kicking and Screaming Camp is offered June 2-June 25 at St.
Aug. 4-8 and It's All an Act Aug. 11-15. Paul'sCatholic Church, 1st Avenue N.
The 4-5-year-old camps run 9 a.m.- at 5th Street N., Jacksonville Beach.
12 p.m., 6-9-year-old camps will be Campers will participate: in team.
held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. All youngsters sports and age-appropriate activities,
should bring lunch, to include basketball, flag football,
The cost to the youngest group is kick ball and tag games. On Fridays,
$90 for members and $110 for non- campers will have pizza and go bowl-
members. For the older crowd, it's ing at Beach Bowl. Camp dates are
$150 and $175. June 30-July 3 is a June 2-6, June 16-20, June'23-27, June
four-day camp, the cost of which is, 30-July 3 [no camp on July 4], July 7-
for ages 4-5, $75 for member and $90 11, July 14-18 and July 21-25. The fee
for non-members, and for ages 6-9, for each camp is $110, with the excep-
$125 for members and $150 for non- tion of June 30-July 3, when the cost is
members. .. $90. For information, visit
Toregister, call 280-0614, ext. 204. www.beachesbasketball.com or call
-+, ,T. o; .Tommy Hulihan at 349-2611.


Eisuary SocIences; amCIp
Friends of the GTM Research
Reserve hosts a five-day Estuary
Sciences Camp July 28-Aug. 1 for stu-
dents entering fifth grade. The camp
starts at 8:30 a.m. each day and ends at
2:30 p.m. The cost of the program is
$140. Parents will need to bring their
children to camp between 8:15-8:30
a.m. each morning and pick them up
between 2:30-3 p.m. each afternoon.
The program is designed for 12 stu-
dents who are interested in learning
about plants, animals and environ-
ments around the estuary and some of
the scientific techniques used in the
study of the estuary. To download lan
application form, go to www.gtmn-
err.org. The application should be
completed and returned to the GTM
Research Reserve by May 15. Payment
should be made when the forms are
returned to the GTM Research Reserve
by June 8. For information, call Diana
Eissing at the Research Reserve at 904-
823-4500.

Franklyn Learning Center
Franklyn. Learning Center, across
from. Adventure Landing at 1851-
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, offers
Free Summer VPK (Voluntary Pre-
Kindergarten) and a Summer Program
for Kindergarten-3rd grade.
Summer VPK starts June 13 and
ends Aug. 8. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30
p.m. The Summer Program begins
June 6 and wraps up Aug. 15. Hours
are 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday-
Friday.
To register or for information, call
242-9645 or visit franklynleamingcen-
ter.com.

Infinity Allstars
Infinity Allstars, at 510-1 Mayport
Road, Atlantic Beach, offers competi-
tive cheer and dance teams for every
age and skill level and is registering for


NB Surf Camp
The City of Neptune Beach offers 1NB
Surf Camp 2008 for all beginning
surfers ages 7-17.
NB Surf Camp is scheduled Monday-
Friday, 8:30-11:30 a.m., where Florida
Boulevard meets the ocean. Sessions
will be held June 9-13, June 16-20,
June 23-27, June 30-July 4 and July 7-
11.
Ocean safety, surf fitness and circuit
training will be practiced at the inno-
vative camp, at which healthy snacks
and plenty of hydration are provided.
A goodie bag, t-shirt and use of a
beginner's board is included in the
camp fee of $165 per session.
For information and registration,
contact Julie at 246-7357..

Selva Marina Summer Camp
Selva Marina County Club offers
'four two-week and one one-week
Tuesday-Friday summer camps. The
sessions are June 10-20, June 24-27,
July 8-18, July 22. Aug. 1 and Aug. 5-
15.
Fees for members are $265 per two-
week session and $240 each for multi-
ple children per two-week session. For
non-members, the pricing is $325 per
two-week session and $295 each for
mulitple children per two-week ses-
sion
The daily schedule includes golf
from 9-10:30 a.m., tennis 10:30 a.m.-
12 p.m., lunch and activities 12-1 p.m.
and supervised swimming and swim
activities 1-3 p.m.
Registration can be accomplished
online at www.selvamarina.com, by
telephone at 904-246-4827 or by fax at
904-246-9121.

Sizzlin' Summer-Funrl"
The annual Summer Tennis Camp,
open to youngsters ages 6 to 14, begins


June 17 at Ponte Vedra- Golf &
Country Club and runs through
August 15.
The camp is held from 10 a.m.-3
p.m. Tuesday through Fridays, and
every day;is 4n advetrre. Along with
;:tennis-AIsistruction,,.ie is golf, super-
vised swimming, a'ts & 'crafts...and
Popsicle breaks for those really hot
days. Camp also includes lunch, giv-
ing mothers a summer break.
Space is limited, so sign up today. -A
$50 deposit is required to hold a spot.
Members' camp. costs $205 per child
per week; nron-member friends can
join for $225 per child per week. Single
days and half days also are available.
Call the Ponte Vedra Golf &
Country Club Tennis Center to reserve
camp dates. Registration forms are
available at the TennisPro Shop, 285-
6166, Ext. 3.

Summer Camp
Summer Camp for ages 8-13 will be
held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 16-July
25 at Fletcher High School. Extended
camp hours are 7-9 a.m. and 3-5:45
p.m. Activities include swimming,
group sports, games, arts and crafts,
computers and field trips. Call
Community Education at 247-5923
for information.
Summer Driver Education
Summer Driver Education will be
held at Fletcher High School for high
school students only. Session 2 is June
20-30 and Session 3 is July 1-10, school
days only, from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Registration is $135. Call Community
Education at 247-5923 for informa-
tion.

Tommy Hulihan's Beaches
Basketball Camp
*Tommy Hulihan's Beaches
Basketball Camp at St. Paul's School
will be held June 9-13. Hours are 9
a.m-12 p.m. for boys and girls entering
third, fourth and fifth grades., and 1-4
p.m. for boys only entering sixth, sev-
enth, eighth and ninth grades. The
cost for either is $95.
*All-Girls Middle School Basketball
Camp at St. Paul's School will be held
June 23-27. Hours are 4-6:30 p.m. for
girls entering sixth, seventh, eighth
and ninth grades. The cost is $75.
For information, visit www.beaches-
basketball.com or call Tommy Hulihan
at 349-2611.

Away-from-
Beaches Summer
Camps

Alligator Farm Spring-
Summer Camps
The St. Augustine Alligator Farm
Zoological Park hosts spring and sum-
mer camps. Spring camp sessions start
March 31, and summer camp sessions
begin June 23 and run through the
end of summer. The last themed ses-
sion is Aug. 11. Registration is under-
way.
Spring camp dates are March 31-
April 4 and April 21-25. Summer camp
dates are June 23-27, June 30-July 4,
July 7-11, July 14-18, July 21-25, July


28-1 Aug. 1, Aug. 4-8 and Aug. 11-15.
Themed camps provide children and
their'parents with lots of choices.
Morning and afternoon day schedules
are available. For information, call
Molly Ebersold at 824-3337.
The St. Augustine Alligator Farm,
founded in 1893, is one of Florida's
oldest zoological attractions.

Cooking Camp for Kids
* All youth ages 12-18 is invited to
register for a one-week cooking pro-
gram offered June 17-20 or June 24-27.
Under the supervision of Extension
Family and Consumer Sciences Agents
Duska Dorschel and Tamer Britton,
culinary, and food safety, nutrition,
meal planning and basic food prepara-
tion skills will be taught. The program
will be sponsored by the Duval
County 4-H program. Participants will
meet from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day at
the Duval County Extension Office,
1010 N. McDuff Ave, Total cost of
$100 includes the food prepared daily,
recipes and educational materials.
Class size is limited, proof of age is
required and students may take the
class only once. To'register, call Sandra
at. 387-8855. Final date to register is
May 23.

Dolphin Fine Arts Camp
Jacksonville University offers a two-
week Dolphin Fine Arts Camp. "Circus,
Circus" will be held July 7-11 and
"Jungle Fever" July 14-18. For informa-
tion or to register, call 904-256-7398 or
904-256-7024 or visit
http://arts.ju.edu.
Campers ages 6-16 are given a
chance to experience art, theater,
dance and music classes at JU.
Students can take one or two weeks of
camp and have a performance and,art
exhibit at the end of each week. They
can stay in the JU dorms, have meals
included in the camp price and learn
different arts from professional artists.
Tuition includes daily lunch, classes
and rehearsals for a final performance.
The fee is $494 for two weeks, $260 for
one week. Residential tuition includes
daily classes and rehearsals for the
final performance, dorm room with
double occupancy and full-time super-
vision, three meals a day, access to all
JU facilities, and weekend and evening
outings and activities. The cost is $810
for two weeks, $425 for one week.

First Tee
The First Tee of St. Johns County,
located on S.R. 207 in Elkton near the
St. Johns County Golf Course, offers
five golf camps for ages 5 and up and
of all levels of ability.
Sessions will be held June 23-26, July
14-17, July 28-31 and Aug. 11-14.
There will be a girls-only camp July 7-
10.
Beginning and intermediate golfers.
will receive swing, drills, short game
and putting instruction. Advanced
golfers will be instructed in practice
routines, tournament preparation,
course management, mental training
and equipment.
The cost is $140 per session for First
Tee members, $160 for non-members.
For information, call 810-2231.


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pool, $359,000, 993-8424.
DUPLEX- 536 & 542 Beach Ave. Ocean-
view. Asking $549,000 612-8080;
SOUTH JAX BCH
3/2.5, 1856sf. Luxury Townhome. Motivat-
ed Seller $316,900. (800)935-8347 xl02.
Weselljaxhomes.com
OLD ATLANTIC BEACH, 345 4th St.
Charming 4+BR/2.5BA, genuine 2123sf
beach home w/sweet front porch, hard-
wood floors, fireplace; nicely fenced yard,
detached 2 car garage with studio/ office
+1/2 bath and additional 500sf. storage
room. Great location! 2 blocks to beach,
4 streets to Town Center. All on 75'x150'
lot. Drive by, fall in love! Call for an appt.
(904)242-0203. $699K. FSBO.
STOP WASTING GAS!
We're open online
Search for homes on
www.pstaines.com
Phyllis Staines, Realtor
904-476-SOLD
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate
FSBO WILL carry with down payment,
4BR/2.5BA, 1600sf, all new appliances,
kitchen, bathrooms, paint, and carpet,
fenced yard, 2 car garage, 869 Gavagan,
Atl. Bch., near Mayport school & Beaches,
$257,000. Call for appt. (904)699-7623.
*
EXCLUSIVE'.ATL'."BCH POOE HOME.'
4Bf/3B8..Abuilders-Custom home. 2985sf,
formal office, dining room & master suite,
beautiful landscaping & pool, Ig scr. lanai.
2.5 car gar. Listen to the ocean and walk
to the beach from this quiet cul-de-sac
home in newer neighborhood. No money
down, $699,000. 3% co-op. 514-1090.
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PONTE VEDRA BEACH
3/2, garage, fenced yard, screened porch,
hardwood. $199,900.
ATLANTIC BEACH
Off Seminole Rd. Beautiful newer 3/2.5
townhome. Hardwood floors, 1 car gar.
$299,900. Remax Advantage. Possible
Least/ Purchase
YOU WILL BE MOVING SOON
IF YOU JUST CALL JUNE
@ 994-3608.
QUEENS HARBOR, $999,900. 4828sf
6BR/5BA, wooded, marsh/ ICW views. For
details: Robert Upchurch (904)238-1808.
The Real Estate Resource.
ANNUAL INCOME $50,000. Department
of Corrections transitional home,
9BR/2BA,.$140,000. Call (904)993-8424
for details.
OCEANVIEWS
CHARMING Neptune Bch townhouse.
3/2.5 w/ loft, private patios front & back.
$577,500.241-2209.


OCEANFRONT HOME IN ATLANTIC
BEACH. This oceanfront home is set high
above the ocean and features expansive
views, privacy and fosters an outdoor life-
style. This classic five bedroom, five and a
half bath home includes a large, separate
guest apartment and a separate guest
suite. The residence features many state-
of-the-art systems (e.g. impact windows
and doors) and gleaming granite while re-
taining the patina, warmth and charm of a
timeless beach home. This rare residential
complex is offered at $3,100,000. Quali-
fied buyers please call the owner for a pri-
vate showing (owner is a realtor)
(904)509-7582.
FANTASTIC BEACH Cottage selling "As
Is" Unable to finish renovations to kitchen,
exterior and 12x38 patio. 4+BR/5.5BA,
3700sf. w/2 structures, huge master suite,
12x20 loft. Watch the sun rise and hear
the ocean from master sunroom. Lots of
storage, office, guest apt., pool room or
shop on double corner lot w/pool and fruit
trees, just 5 blocks to beach. $629,000.
Any offer considered (904)655-3494 own-
er/ agent.
REDUCED- NB., East of A1A, 3BR/2BA,
$523,900. 233 Pine. Will co-op. 249-7946
604 10TH Ave. S. 3/2 Remodeled Home,
MLS422305, 2 Lots $429K. Susan Howell,
Watson Realty Corp, 904-463-0330
ATLANTIC BCH, $175K, 1099 Cornell,
3/1, mint cond., fenced yard, lot 100x100.
MLS 427608. The Beaches Realty Group,
249-2299.
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, ICW home,
3BR/2.5BA, 2700sf. www.buyowner.com
Code #jax9240..


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

1 1/2 acres, 2BR/2BA MH, fireplace,
all new inside, zoned for horses, city wa-
ter, fenced, Westside. $134,900.
(904)573-2063
HANNAH PARK 2/1 trailer $10k OBO.
(904)333-6855.
PORTSIDE, 3/2 doublewide on Ig horizon-
tal lot, attached scr. por & carport.
$21,900 OBO. 237-3441.
3/2, ADMIRAL'S Walk, all new, $2000
down and $820/mo. 223-5267.


ATLANTIC BCH, 4500sf office/ retail
building for sale or lease. (904)545-7994.
2800SF, MCGUIRE Mortgage on Penman
Rd. 246-9915.
$20,000 CASH BACK! 2/1 home off
Beach Blvd, zoned for comm. business. At
closing buyer will receive $20,000 cash
back. Call Stacy (904)716-8813.


LARGE 3BR/2.5BA townhouse, 1400sf.,
DR, kitchen, 3decks, ocean view, garage,
WDHU, CH&A, blinds, carpet, tile.
$1350/mo. +$1000/dep. NO' PETS.
201 Margaret St. Neptune Beach.
(904)241-2624.


JB, 2BR/1BA, 6 blocks to ocean. All new SUMMER SANDS Townhome,
tile & counters, Ig. corner lot. $239K. 2BR/.2.5BA, pool, lawn service, garage.
(904)881-8590. .$1150/mo. 655-7361.


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.
HOLIDAY HARBOR "REDUCED" 3/2,
1.5 garage, Irg fncd yrd, grt neighborhood.
$229,900. (904)591-2638
$119, 900. 1395 Violet St. 2/1, mint cond.,
.5 mi. to the ocean. MLS 399863. The
Beaches Realty'Group, 249-2299.


$699,000- 3BR/2.5BA
No Association Fees
Needs someTLC
Excellent Value....

Call Mark Dilworth
904-591-6976
www.thedilworthgroup.com
Vanguard GMAC Realty

'a^h11a. -At "N4^5 E"^


PONTE VEDRA, The Colony at the
beach. 2BR/2BA condo, high ceilings
1200sf., almost new appliances/carpet.
Natural preserve views. W/D, fireplace,
garage. East of A1A. $1095/mo. Janet
Wells, 635-6375.
2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOME, CH&A, fire-
place. $750/mo. Easy qualifications.
(904)348-5612.
ATLANTIC BCH., 3BR/2BA, fenced yard.
$1200/mo. Owner R.E. Broker. 241-8117,
703-7652.
NEP BCH, East of 3rd. 1/2 duplex ,1200st,
huge bedrooms; split layout, 2/2, ceramic
tile, screened back porch, fenced yard,
parking for three, WDHU, CH/A.
$1030/mo+ sec. 247-3191.
ICW TOWNHOUSE, 3BR/2BA, awesome
views, 2000sf, garage & balconies.
$2000/mo.+, (904)249-7802.
NEPTUNE BEACH Townhouse,
2BR/1.5BA, screened porch, fenced yard,
garage, CH&A, yard service, WDHU. No
pets. $975/mo. 247-3718.
1 BLOCK to ocean, very nice 2BR/1BA,
CH&A, fireplace, WDHU, located at 170
1st Ave. S., JB. $875/mo. credit check.
891-0606.
MAYPORT/ ATL Bch., Brick townhome,
CH&A, WDHU, 2 & 3BR's, $750 &
$875/mo. 724-9994, Ashley
www.owninjax.com/jordan.
AB, 2BR/1BA off Mayport Rd., new carpet,
paint. $680/mo. Free H20. Call Will
(401)559-8410.
PONTE VEDRA Bch., 2BR/2BA, 3rd floor
condo, Summerhouse, W/D, fireplace,
5 star amenities. Avail. now. $950/mo
(904)349-3434.


%wa (- -: m S. JAX BCH, Palms at Marsh Landing.:
PVB- OCEAN Grove, 2BR/2BA, garage, 3BR/2BA, 1500sf., gated comm, vaulted
beach access, lake view, 1070sf. FSBO, ceilings, fireplc, hrdwd. firs, upgraded
Was $199,500 will sacrifice for $175,000. kitch, W/D incl, 2 pools, fitness, tennis.
904-221-8458. -tanning, cable incl. $1350/mo. Avail 6/1.
BEACHSIDE TOWNHOME in PONTE Call 514-1298 or 246-0855.
VEDRA at Summer House, 2BR/2BA, PONTE VEDRA, 1BR/1BA townhome,
Granite. Quiet end unit, farthest from A1A. gated, washer/dryer, included; 5 star
Many condo amenities; pool, billiards, amenities. $900/mo. 998-9148.
Near Beach, Golf, Shops.$289K, John_
617-953-4562. WALK TO beach, 208-214 10th Ave. No.,
9Rone1 OM, ~oUIJ 1-l -ni-iiiyUti II IdH_


AUCTION- OPEN HOUSE, 650A Ponte
VedrA Blvd. My''"10"& 11, '2008 11,am.-
4pm. .1.' lwww.marshpointcondos.cortm
(904)477-3142.
DIRECT OCEAN Front, 2/2, wonderful
deck, garage parking, fully furnished,
ocean front pool and elevator, monthly
rentals allowed, excellent rental history,
beautiful condo, THIS WEEK ONLY'
$375,000, 601 S. 1st St. Las Brisas. (904)
241-0267. Can only be shown thru Satur-
day.


MUST SELL! OCEANFRONT, N. Jax
Beach, 12th floor, luxury 2BR/2BA, ga-
rage. $525,000 will co-op. Call (904)476-
7548.
OCEANFRONT
1/1 very small condo,. huge view.
$350,000. (904)463-3738.
PVB/ BELLEZA -1BR/1BA w/tile floors,
exc. view and amenities $128,900.
(904)708-3809
PVB/ THE Innlet, 1blk to beach, Single
story, 3BR/2BA, 1750sf., enclosed porch,
freshly painted. $400K. (904)465-1426.
ATLANTIC BEACH- Sevilla, 2BR/2BA,
1st floor, end unit. Gated Community, ap-
prox. 1400sf., hardwood floors, plantation
shutters thruout, Newly remodeled kitch-
en, covered parking. $222,000.
(904)881-5214.

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OLD ATLANTIC BEACH
Steps to the Ocean Access


HOUSE
gWed. & Thur.
mot 6-8:00pm
220 12th St
Atlantic Beach.
( l:& & Ocan~Blvd)

Enjoy the beaches lifestyle in this 5BR/4.5BA home. Meticulously built and
renovated with top-of-the-line materials and cabinetry. Classic look is
captured with beadboard and beam ceilings, custom 5 panel wood doors
and 'Arts and Crafts" front entry. $1,459,000 (lowered $240,000)
Neil McGuinness Realtor 904-509-7582
Office 904-280-1555 neil@sawgrassgrouprealty.com
P SAWGRASS GROUP REALTY


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Ln/ I) oUUII/mIU launry OOll in m build-
ing. Credit check. No pets. 514-8530.
,8 BLOCKS to t6eac, '-2R/1.5BA town-
;home WDHU,' tile' floors," fen6cd yard.
$950/mo. Pets ok w/dep., 887 8th Ave.
South, (904)608-6678.
.LORA ST. Studio w/ garage. Water soft-
ener & laundry. Just 1.5 blocks to ocean.
Peaceful, shaded & private. $725/mo. Call
Rick 891-2345.
S. JAX BCH
2 BR APTS
CH/A, WDHU; East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730.
SPACIOUS 2BR/2,5BA TOWNHOME.
Conveniently located near JTB and shop-
ping in quiet Ponte Vedra Ct. Condomini-
ums. WDHU, CH&A, new carpet and tile.
No pets. $895/mo. +dep. 249-6150.


SEVILLA- 2BR/2BA, Atl Bch condo w/club
pool, tennis & more! $1000/mo. All South
Realty, 241-4141.
LARGE 1 bedroom. Excellent location. 1
block to ocean. clean. No Pets. $675/mo.
\642-1214 and 241-1219.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA apt, WDHU,
7th Street North, $1125/mo. +deposit.
716-0579.
NEPTUNE BCH- small furnished 1BR
apt., 2 blocks from ocean. All utilities in-
cluded, $790/mo. +sec dep. 247-7910.
ATLANTIC BEACH
Townhouse, steps to Town Center, newer
interior, clean and move in ready, balcony,
fenced yard, 2BR, WDHU, great parking.
Short term/ long term. $985/mo., low utilit-
ies. pets ok 607-2794.
1 BLOCK to beach, 126 8th Ave. S.
2BR/ 1BA, CH&A, WDHU, no pets.
724-6335.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3/2 MH, Admiral's
Walk, all new, $820/mo. 223-5267.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3BR/2BA, 1.5 blocks
to beach. Available mid May. $1295/mo.
616-2429.
NORTH JAX Beach, 1BR $615/mo., 2BR
$715/mo. 1 block to Ocean. Pool. No
pets. (904)249-5368.
(2) 1BR apts, $650/mo. +dep. and Effi-
ciency $550/mo. +dep. 2 blocks from
beach, 249-6748.
NEPTUNE BEACH, Summer Sands
Townhome, 3/2.5, 1475sf. garage, W/D
incl., No Smokers, No pets, $1275/mo,
.Available July 1, 655-2718 Iv msg.
JAX BEACH, 636 9th Ave S., 2BR/1.5BA
townhome. $900/mo. +deposit. Credit
check. CH&A, WDHU, fenced yard. No
cats. 221-5833.
JAX BEACH, 1BR, block to ocean.
$675/mo. Owner R.E. Broker. 241-8117,
703-7652.
JAX BEACH- 3BR/2BA condo,w/WD, fire-
place! Garage space. $1100/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141.


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BOATERS DREAM
S Canal front 3BR/2BA home 6-ft at low tide,
floating dock, super clean, new A/C, water
softner, no smoking/ no pets, large private
yard, no houses behind or in front, awe-
* some views of marsh and intracoastal, re-
cently renovated. $1800/mo. +deposit,
321-987-0012.
PVB, 3/2, 1300sf, garage, quiet street,
( $1350/mo. 315-6558.


SJAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA home, 4 blocks to
Beach, completely renovated, like new,
4 super clean, no smoking/ no pets,
S$1500/mo. +deposit, 321-987-0012.


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ATL. BCH. 755 Plaza, 3/1, 1200sf. Pet
Friendly, $975/mo +dep. 234-6878.
SNEPTUNE BEACH, 2BR/2BA, walk to
beach, fireplace, pool, 1500sf. $1295/mo.
+security. 904-610-7267.


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15 SANDRA Dr., 4 blocks to beach, PVB, SUMMERHOUSE, 2BR/2BA, fit-
4BR/2BA. $1245/mo. +security deposit, ness, pools, tennis, beach, more.
716-1518. $950/mo. 710-5200.


PVB- DOLPHIN Cove 3BR/2BA, w/great
room & garage. Large fenced backyard,
patio. On cul-de-sac, newly renovated.
$1350/mo. +dep. Available mid May,
241-4950 343-0161 (cell) -
SOLANO CAY, PVB, 3BR/2.5BA, Lake
View, 2car gar, 1700sf., fireplace, master
suite w/jacuzzi, community pool, newly
renovated. %No pets/ smoking, $1450/mo.
(904)343-0161, (904)759-0757

OCEANFRONT RENTAL
Vacation Home for Rent 4BR/4BA, week-
ly, monthly, yearly. Call (904)249-8269.

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28R/1BA, 914 3rd Ave. S. $860/mo. +dep. PVB, 2BR/2BA, ated, fireplace, ground .
Call 220-5797.
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ATLANTIC BEACH WEST
MAYPORT/ OAK HARBOR
S 4 1226 Cape Charles Ave., nice 3BR/2BA,
family room, tile/ berber, large utility, patio,
Fence $1250/mo., lease.
1129 Sebago Ave South, beautiful
4 3BR/2BA, new kitchen, new bath, tile/ ber-
ber, large utility, patio, fence. $1150/mo.,
S* lease (904)612-8868.


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GARAGE APT, S. Jax Bch. 1/2 block to
beach. 1BR, CH/A, quiet, $750/mo. 249-
3630 or 673-0075.
SIMPLE LIFESTYLE, convenient to every-
thing, three blocks from beach, 1BR,
$600/mo. utilities included. 638-4604.
1 BLOCK to ocean, 120 1st Ave. S., JB.
1BR/1BA, CH&A, sunroom, WDHU.
$695/mo. Credit check. 891-0606.
ONE BLOCK FROM OCEAN! 14th Ave-,
nue North, Jax Beach, NICE! 1BR/1BA,
ated, POOL, laundry, smaller PETS OK!
945/mo. +deposit. Available nowl
(904)477-4640.
Neptune Bch, 2 blocks to ocean, 3/2.5
1750sf. WDHU $1800/mo. (904)487-
4536.
ATLANTIC BEACH- Oceanside,
2BR/2BA condo w/club pool, just steps to
beach! $1250/mo. All South Realty,
241-4141.


W NEPTUNE BEACH, 3/2, wood floors,
S 1200sf., $1250/mo. TDO MGMNT.
(904)246-1125.
NEPTUNE BEACH Home $1200/mo.
3BR/2BA,. Great neighborhood. WDHU,
tile floors. Pet Deposit. Fridge included,
Fenced yard, near schools. 403-3831,
733-2023.


ATLANTIC BEACH
2BR/2BA, $729/ mo. No Deposit, No
Application fee. (904)246-6475.
MAYPORT LANDING 3/2, renovated,
$850/mo. 270-1004.
OCEANSIDE- FURN efficiency just steps
to ocean! $750/mo. All SouthRealty,
241-4141.
SAWGRASS CC, Northgate, 2BR/2BA,
2100sf., 2 car garage. 'Fireplace. Water to
golf view. $1700/mo. Call Susan
(904)514-7150.
NEPTUNE BCH, 2nd St., 2/1, spacious,
include W/D & water, $1000/mo., 6/1. Call
891-2345.
NEPTUNE BEACH, upstairs, 2BR/1BA,
large LR/DR, nice kitchen, W/D, dish-
washer, 1 block to beach. $1100/mo.
(904)249-4292.
Efficiency, $650/mo. water included. Call
241-9822.


172 1ST Ave. S. 1BR/1BA, CH&A, 1 block 2BR/2BA APARTMENT, 2 blks to ocean,
from ocean. credit check, $650/mo., CH&A. $800/mo. Call (904)625-1881 or
(904)891-0606. (904)807-9839.


JAX BCH duplex, 2BR/ 1.5BA, 4 blocks to
ocean, large fenced yard. 438 5th Ave. S.
$895/mo. 525-6896.
JAX BCH townhouse, 2BR/ 1.5BA. 717
6th Ave. S. Close to beach & hospital.
Rear deck & balcony, new paint, WDHU.
$975/mo+ sec. dep. Call for appt. 721-
1546 ext. 4. Century 21.


MAYPORT LANDING 2BR/2BA town-
home, near base and Hanna Park,
$750/mo., $700 deposit. 1243 Mayport
Landing Dr. 280-2728 Ive message.
WATERFRONT- 2BR/2.5BA condo
w/boatslipl Pool, clubhouse & more!
$1300/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.


-NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
JAX BEACH East of 3rd, large 1/1, tri- ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
plex, all ceramic, free water, parking, pool, ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
Avail 6/1, $825/mo.+, 241-6068. 247-1417.
WALK TO beach, 208-214 10th Ave. No., ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR home, fenced
efficiencies, $550/mo laundry room in yard, all appliances, includes W/D.
building. Credit check. No pets. 514-8530. 219-2481.


BEACHES
1.5 blocks to ocean, studio, 1 & 2BR apts.
Pool & laundry room, $590/mo. & up.
No donns 241-2781 or 237-0 n5


CLOSE TO base, fresh paint, very clean,
unfurnished, 1BR/1BA, CH&A, utilities &
satellite TV included, laundry on premises,
$675/mo. (904)247-4221.


IE E-t on pr-i- R--PREMIUM OCEANVIEW, 1BR w/fireplace
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri- $1050/mo. 1BR $850/mo. Studio
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no $750/mo., hardwood, dishwasher. Sec,
dogs, 333-5579. last mth. 553-1354, 859-1301.


2BR 2BA townhouse w/ den. Energy effi-
cient, LR, DR, kitchen, skylights, deck,
CH/A, WDHU, carpet & tile. $1050/mo.,
$800/dep. No pets. 102 Poinsettia St., Atl
& .241.- 2,,4 .,
LARGE 2BR 81A CH&A, dishwasher,
glass cooktop, WDHU. 726 8th St. S.,
credit check, pets negotiable, 12mo.
lease. $850/mo. 514-8530.
ATLANTIC BEACH, near ICW, 2BR/1.5BA
townhome, tile floor, fireplace, large yard.
$790/mo. +$700/dep. 553 Stewart St.
280-2728 Iv. msg.
JAX BEACH- 2BR/1BA apt. w./garage
space! 7 biks to ocean! $750/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141.
MAYPORT LANDING, 2BR/2BA town-
home. Tile floor, fenced backyard, near
base and Hanna Park. $790/mo.
+$700/dep. 1173 Songbird La. 280-2728
Iv. msg.
ATLANTIC BCH 2BR/1BA, completely re-
modeled, screened porch, WDHU, CH&A,
6 blocks to beach, $850/mo. 254-7752.
BEACHES, 2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE,
ceramic tile floors, CH&A, laundry room,
patio, fenced yard, 1 yr. lease, no pets,
$950/mo. discounted rent, 993-1114.

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RENTALS!

RENTALS!

RENTALS!
We got rentals.
Too many to list.
All areas.
Homes, condos and
townhomes.
HOME FNDER REALTY &
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

241-5501 *221.-1711
www.firstcoastrentalads.com
www.homefinderrealty.net


ATLANTIC BEACH, newer, beautiful
3BR/2.5BA, icar garage, 1800sf., vaulted
ceiling, hardwood, small fenced yard?
$1595/mo. You'll be moving soon if you
just call June at (904)994-3608. ReMax
Advantage.
JAX BEACH- near ocean, 3BR/1BA.
CH/A. Lease, references required. 218 4th
Ave. South. $1195/mo. (904)221-4134,
(904)703-5518
ICW, LUXURY gated community,
4BR/4.5BA, 3400sf. fireplace, lanai, lake-
view. Avail 7/1. $2500/mo. (904)349-3434.
PONTE VEDRA, Solano Woods, 3/2. Re-
modeled! $1500/mo.,1st month free!
(703)508-2351.

PETS WELCOME
Atlantic Beach, 3/2, 2600sf, separate of-
fice, enormous kitchen, pool. 2 blocks
from beach. $2400/mo. (904)591-6877
JAX BEACH
JARDIN De Mere, nice newer 2/2, 1car
garage frplc, $1150/mo.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH
3/2, 1 carage, fenced yard, nice, pets
welcome, $1150/mo. Owner/ realtor 994-
3608.
ATLANTIC BEACH Townhouse. 363
Aquatic Dr. 3BR/2BA, fenced yard. good
location. $1050/mo. +deposit. 982-0416.


PVB, 3BR/2.5BA, 1800sf. townhouse.
East of A1A in the Fountains, Community
Pool, Grade A Schools. $1250/mo.
(904)463-2532.


PVB- FAIRFIELD
3/ 2.5, 2-story, gorgeous lake view, guard/
gated, tennis, pool, lawn service. Pets ok.
Non-smoking. 1st month 1/2 off.
$1900/mo. (904)487-9290.
INTRACOASTAL WEST, 3BR/2BA w/ga-
rage! Pool, tennis & more! $1150/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141.
WOLFCREEK TOWNHOME, 2/2.5 like
new end unit, W/D. $1000/mo. 588-4691.
PONTE VERDA, 2BR/2BA, washer/ dryer,
comm. pool/tennis. $1350/mo., 338-8697.


$675/MO, 2/1, CH&A, WDHU, new carpet,
cul-de-sac, $1000 deposit, Atlantic Beach,
476-3882.
2.5 BLOCKS from ocean in Atlantic
Beach. 3BR/2BA, 1600sf., fenced yard.
Available now. Pets OK. Updated, but, lots
of original charm. $1600/mo.. Call Lara
(904)248-0332
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3BR/2BA w/fireplace
and pool. 2 car garage. $1800/mo. in-
cludes lawn and pool care. Call Susan
(904)514-7150.
2/1 HOME, off Beach Blvd. Residential/
Commercial zoning. 12 blocks from
beach. $1100/mo. Call Ted 904-537-7896.
JAX BEACH 3/2/2, pool, fireplace,
$1550/mo, 249-1890.
L'ATRIUM, PONTE VEDRA, 2BR/2BA,
fireplace, 2 car garage, fenced yard,
lawn service. Unfurnished. $1190/mo.
910-4402 or 642-3517.
4 BLOCKS TO OCEAN. 4BR/ 3.5BA,
2800sf, 2 car gar., granite countertops,
18" tile. 2-story house, balcony down-
stairs, private balcony of master bedroom.
Gorgeous house w/ many upgrades.
$2199/mo. Pets ok. 496 Upper 8th Ave. S.
534-2120. (Avail. Sept.).
CLASSIC OCEANFRONT HOME FOR
LEASE. This beautiful oceanfront resi-
dence is set high above the dunes and of-
fers expansive views, privacy and a
beaches lifestyle. With 5BR/5.5BA, this
home features wood ceilings and walls,
heart pine flooring and a large new kitch-
en. This charming home with separate
guest quarters is available for a lease of
2-3 years. For Lease by Owner (owner is
a realtor) at $8500/mo. Call 904-509'-7584
for a private showing.
MAYPORT AREA, 4BR/2BA, large Florida
room, W/D included, enclosed patio. 2460
Montreal St., $1300/mo. +deposit,
6 month lease. 710-6896.


PONTE VEDRA TOWNHOME.,
3BR/2.5BA, in a gated community with
pool & tennis. Close to shopping and a
short walk to the beach. New 18x18 tile
floors in living area. New carpet, new fix-
tures and fresh paint. Fireplace, glassed in
Florida room, 1 car garage. The unit
shows like new. $1500/mo. Available now.
Call Dave (904)962-4884 or Diane
(904)993-7003.
PONTE VEDRA- Spacious 4/3 home on
lagoon Near ocean & club! $2600/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141.
3BR 2BA house, kit., DR, LR, CH/A,
WDHU, hardwood floors/ carpet, Ig. 2 car
carport, $1200/mo. $800/dep. NO PETS.
1651 7th St. S., Jax Bch. 241-2624.
PVB, SOLANO Woods, 3/2, ceramic/
wood floors, lawn included $1500/mo.
TDO MGMNT. (904)246-1125.,
SOUTH JAX BEACH 2BR/2BA, garage,
washer/ dryer, lawn maintenance, Walk
to ocean. $1200/mo. Available Now.
246-6444 x17 or 343-0009.
4-BLOCKS TO Ocean. 1BR/1BA, all tile.
$699/mo.+ deposit. 405 Lower 8th Ave.
South. 534-2120.


3212 ANTIGUA Drive- Ocean Cay Devel-
opment. 4BR/3BA, 2 car garage. Quiet
neighborhood, Short walk to beach, com-
munity pool. $2300/mo., lyr. lease.'
891-2136 or 254-0122.
OLD PONTE VEDRA, East of A1A.
3BR/2BA, just blocks from beach, fenced.
yard, 2car garage, stone flooring, fire-
place, covered porch. Open floor plan in
great neighborhood. $2600/mo. includes
lawn service. Call 838-8367.
530 MYRA St. Neptune Beach. 2BR/1BA,
CH&A, clean, great neighborhood, no
pets, $1050/mo,. +$900 sec dep.
Call 249-5003.
JAX BEACH, 2/2.5 townhome, tile/ carpet,
garage. $1290/mo. TDO MGMNT.
(904)246-1125.
3BR/2BA, OCEAN Forest, JB. 2100sf.,
2car garage, tile & wood floors, Ig. tub.
Excellent neighborhood. Avail. June 1.
$1350/mo. (904)881-8590.
ATLANTIC BEACH
3/2 Duplex, $795/mo.
2/1,1 car garage, $895/mo.
2/1 townhome, $900/mo.
3/2 duplex, $925/mo.
3/2, 1 car garage, Cypress Cove.
Avail. June, $975/mo
Oak Harbor, 3BR/ 2BA house $995/mo.
3/2, 3 blocks to beach, $1395/mo.
JACKSONVILLE BEACH
3/2.5, 2 car gar., $1595/mo.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH
Summer House 2BR condo,
avail. 6/20, $895/mo.
ICW
1/1 condo, Bishops Court, $895/mo.
Monterey Condo, 2/2, avail. 6/15,
$895/mo.
Brookwood Forest, 3/2 house, $1050/mo.
Sutton Lakes, 3/2 house, avail 5/15,
$1195/mo.
Wolf Creek, 3/2 condo, avail. 8/1,
$1250/mo.
Sutton Lakes, 3/2, $1295/mo.
Coachman Lakes, 3/2, avail. 5/20,
$1350/mo.
4/2 house, Carrington Place, avail 6/1,
$1395/mo.
4/2, Windsor Chase, Special availability,
$1395/mo.
5/4 home, Queens Harbor,
special availability, $2995/mo.
ARLINGTON/ FORT CAROLINE
2/2 townhouse, Townhomes of Wood-
mere, $795/mo.
2/2 condo, Merrill Pines, $850/mo.
3/2 condo, Merrill Pines, $850/mo.
2/2 townhome, Shadowood, $895/mo.
2/2 townhouse, Raymur Villa, $895/mo.
3/2.5 townhouse, Fort Caroline Lakes,
$895/mo.
3/2, Queen Akers, $995/mo.
Cobblestone, 3/2, 2 car gar., $1095/mo.
2/2 house, Ashley Green, $1300/mo.
3/2.5, 2 car gar., North Hampton,
$1350/mo.
SOUTHSIDE & BAYMEADOWS
Sonoma Southside, 2/2 condo, $850/mo.
Esplanade at Town Center, 1/1 condo
"Free month rent" $895/mo.
3/2, Alden Trace, $995/mo. Avail. 5/15
3/2.5, 1 car garage condo, Pottsburg
Crossing, $1095/mo.
3/2.5 townhome, Villages of Summer
Lakes, 1 car garage, $1150/mo.
NORTHSIDE
3/2, Victoria Lakes $1295/mo.
Eagles Hammock, 5/3, 2 car gar.,
$1495/mo.
4/3, Tidewater, 3 car garage, $1550/mo.
Victoria Lakes, 4/4, 3800sf, 3 car gar .,
avail. 6/15, $1695/mo.
4/3.5, Victoria Lakes, 3416sf, 2 car ga-
rage, $1995/mo.
HOME FINDER REALTY
241-5501 OR 221-1711.
www.homefinderrealty.net


2BR/2BA CONDO, Jax Beach, 1250sf.,
1 car garage. $1100/mo. (904)318-9194.


THE PALMS at Marsh Landing,
2BR/2BA, partially furnished. Many ameni-
ties. $1100/mo. (904)273-2917.
OCEANFRONT ACQUILUS II, 3/3;
2124sf; private garage; fitness ctr; pools.
Renee L. Baron, Inc. (904) 242-2821
PONTE VEDRA, Excellent 2BR/2BA, 2nd
floor, tree views all rooms, neutral colQrs,
almost new appliances carpet, high ceil-
ings, W/D, fireplace, garage. Walk to
beach. $1095/mo. Janet Wells, 635-6375.
PVB, SUMMERHOUSE, 1BR/1BA, lake-
view, next to pool, 5-star amenities.
$775/mo. (904)422-2401.
PONTE VEDRA, Summer House, 1BR, w/
pool, fitness, spa, concierge, many ameni-
ties. $850/mo. 2 weeks rent free with
one year lease. Pets welcome. (904)448-
5591.

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Ocean view, 3BR/2BA, 4th floor, garage OCEANFRONT 4BR/2BA, beautiful con-
parking, pool. $1800/mo. Pets Ok. East do; Also totally renovated Marsh Landing
Coast Realty, 247-4724. Country Club 4BR house. 904-537-4083.


ATLANTIC BEACH WEST
COURTYARDS AT MAYPORT
1803 Challenger Court West. Large
2BR/2BA, loft, tile/ barber, courtyard,
$895/mo., lease, 904-612-8868.
OCEAN FRONT, Jax Beach, 3BR/2BA,
newer, pool, no pets, garage, year lease,
$2400/mo. Avail 6/1 Call 904-463-2006.
PVB/ BELLEZA- 1BR/1BA, 2nd floor
$850/mo.. (904)708-3809.
JAX BEACH South, 811 S. 1st St.
2BR/IBA, remodeled 1st floor duplex, un-
furnished, 100 ft. from ocean. Pool,
CH&A, WDHU. No pets, 1 parking space.
$999/mo. +$1000/security deposit.
(904)463-1036.
PV, 2 story, 2BR/2.5BA, close to JTB and
A1A, Cranes Lake. $1200/mo. 223-2210.
S. JAX Beach Valencia- 2/2.5, gated
community with amenities. $1350/mo. San
Marco Properties, (904)396-1324.


PONTE VEDRA Furnished 2BR/2BA con-
do, 2nd floor. Gated. $1100/mo.
Available TPC week. 273-1256.
2BR/2BA, THE Palms, marshview,
$975/mo. pets ok. 434-3456.
PVB, 2BR/1.5BA TH Very clean & nice.
$895/mo. Avail now. (904)333-3844.
SOUTHSIDE, 3BR/2BA condo at II Villag-
io, brand new, all amenities. 955-1357.
WORLD GOLF
Corporate studio, luxurious furnishings,
PGA Spa Laterra, beach and golf privileg-
es. Short/ Long term. $1200/mo.
(904)607-2794.
1BR/1BA. SPACIOUS, newly renovated,
first floor condo. Pristine and quiet envi-
ronment. Amenities include 2 pools, work-
out facility, concierge service. Excellent lo-
cation- close to beach, shopping, Mayo
clinic, ICW and Baptist- Beaches Hospital.
New A/C. Full size washer/ dryer. Ceramic
tile floors. Screened-in porch. Unfurnish-
ed. Pets allowed w/pet deposit. Available
June 2008. $875/mo. Contact: Len
(409)782-4324 or Rosemary (904)568-
1523.
PONTE VEDRA 2/2, W/D, gym, beach
access, $950/mo., 472-0914.
JAX BEACH. STEPS TO SAND! 1412 N.
1st St. 3BR/2BA, new paint & flooring,
washer/dryer, large balcony. 1400sf.
Great location. No dogs. $1750/mo. +de-
posit 703-8184, 881-4730.
OCEANFRONT, N. Jax Beach, luxury.
2BR/2BA, garage. $1850/mo. Call
(904)476-7548.
GRAND CAY, 2/2, gated, amenities, view,
hardwood, new carpet, garage. $1050/mo.
Ready 5/1. (904)534-1045.
sandysoul@carolina.rr.com
JAX BEACH, Palms at Marsh Landing,
2BR/2BA, gated community, furnished,
screened patio, lake view; tile floors, Ber-
ber carpet, new appliances, W/D included,-
2 pools, tennis court, jacuzzi, tanning,
beautiful fitness center, clubhouse. Must
see. $1095/mo. (904)993-0567.
PALMS AT Marsh Landing- 1st floor,
2BR/2BA, hardwood floors, granite, marsh
view, $1000/mo. 904-613-7605.
PVB 2/2 ground fl unit w/screened
porch, W/D, +frplc, dry cleaning services,
shuttle service to the beach, onsite fitness
instructor, poolside bar, monthly cocktail
parties and MOREI! $850/mo. Doug
(904)422-7007.


LOVE THE BEACH? Located in presti-
ious Ponte Vedra/ Sawgrass, Beach
lub Villa, just steps to ocean, Furnished
efficiency with W/D. Short term/ Long
term. 242-0411.
ATTRACTIVE TOWNHOME, 2/1.5, frplc.,
pool, WDHU, $750/mo. plus sec., back-
ground check, No smoking/ pets.
241-8706, 607-9980.

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OCEANFRONT- FURNISHED & unfur-
nished homes & condos! From $700 per
week All South Realty, 241-4141.
3BR HOUSE, walk to ocean, Jax Beach.
Available TPC and longer. 993-3226.
S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean-
front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267.
www.rentjacksonvillebeach.com



N. ATLANTIC Beach/ Spectacular Ocean-
front, THE BLUFFS. SHARE huge 2700sf
luxurious tri-level condo; Furnished,
3decks, private garden, entries & parking.
Huge pool, wooded & secluded. No smok-
ers. $850/mo. incl. free long distance, util.,
platinum cable, wireless HS networking-
12 mos lease. Will consider short-term at
increased rent. Avail. now, 716-4232.


JAX BEACH, 711 S. 3rd Street. Single
room office, $375/mo. TDO Management,
246-1125.
OFFICE SPACE for rent, shared recep-
tion/ waiting area, shared kitchen/ break
area. Centralized beaches location behind
Harry's Seafood Restaurant, 401 9th Ave.
N. 247-3777.
PABLO STATION, 9000sf retail professio-
nal, corner Beach Blvd & San Pablo Rd.
7 offices, conference room, kitchen. Will
sub-divide. 3yr lease. 333-5608.


OFFICE WITH Warehouse, 2400sf. Near
Philips & 9A, 2 executive offices/ Admin
area/ conference rm /warebse $1800/mo.
904-759-9400
1400SF, MCGUIRE Mortgage on Penman
Rd. 246-9915.



RESCUED DOGS, all types, need loving
homes, some special needs. 343-5537.
FREE CATS and Kittens to approved
homes. Call 242-0224.


CKC CHINESE Crested Powderpuff Pup-
pies.All Females.$300. Call 707-7971.
COCKER SPANIEL Puppies- AKC, 2 fe-
male,, 1 male. Available 5/31/08. $500
Call 647-5184
POMERANIAN PUPPY, 3mos, friendly &
sweet. Potty trained. $350- have first shot
records. 303-8886 Audrey.
ROTTWEILER PUPPIES
CKC/ tails docked. 100% pure. $500-
$550. Ready May 10. Taking deposits
now. Both parents on site. 677-6453.


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ATLANTIC BCH- from $595- $850. Very HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
nice townhome. 994-3608. dos. 246-3600.


MALE 24, sports minded, wants room-
mate to share large apt. near Marsh Land-
ing in Ponte Vedra. Private room, full bath,
walk in closet, upstairs end unit, rent
$400/mo. +utilities- (elec, cable, internet,
water, approx $100). Use of 42" plasma
TV, play station II, pool, exercise room,
tennis. Call Randy (904)472-1299 leave
message.
RETIRED MALE seeks roommate.
2BR/2BA, Atlantic Beach., No Smoking.
$425/mo. +1/2 utilities. 705-3780.
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.
476-1830..
NEPTUNE BCH- beautiful townhome to
share, 2BR/2.5BA W/D, fireplace, pool,
quiet, upscale-community. $500/mo. +$75
utilities. (904)571-5517.



SOUTH JAX Beach, large private room,
w/ bath, furnished, cable, private entrance,
CH&A, $140/wk + $140 deposit; on bus
line, 246-0862.
PRIVATE ENTRANCE N. Jax Beach.
Large furnished room w/ bath. All ameni-
ties, '$150/ week. 803-6560.
JAX BEACH, 2 rooms for rent, 1 down-
stairs, 1 upstairs, 1BR w/private bath.
$500/mo.. 1BR $600/mo. Walk to beach.
(904)237-4354..
NICE, CLEAN 3BR/2BA. $400/mo. +utilit-
ies Call 334-6266.
JAX BEACH, clean, complete cable; kitch-
en privileges, 241-3377.


PROF'OFFICE- S. 3rd St;frontage,2 foffi-,
ces & g ,reception! $900/mo: AllSouth-
Realty, 241-4141.
ATLANTIC BCH, 950- 3,500sf office
space at $10 per sq. ft. Newer construc-
tion. (904)545-7994.
RETAIL PROFESSIONAL Space, 3600sf.,
shared electric, corner of Beach Blvd. and
San Pablo Rd, in established retail center.
333-5608.
BEACHES OFFICE space available, Met-
ropolitan Building in Jacksonville Beach. 1
office with assistant station available. In-
cludes full use of reception area, confer-
ence room w/ocean view, kitchen, high
speed internet, copier and reserved park-
ing space in building garage. Share space
with 3 attorneys. Call 247-1755 or email:
bgoode @ pontevedralaw.com
JAX BEACH office space w/kitchen for
rent. 1000sf. $1000 +CAM. 904-608-
6426,

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LOOKING FOR anyone here that per-
chases/ sells vintage clothes. 246-1591.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @ beachesleader.com



NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

Beach Body Towing Co., Inc. gives
Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to
sell -these vehicles on May 28, 2008,
9:00 am at 922 7th Ave S.,Jacksonville
Beach, FL 32250-4208, pursuant to sub-
section 713:78 of the Florida Statutes.
Beach Body Towing Co., Inc. reserves the
right to accept or reject any and/or all bids.
Cash only, day of sale: No titles, warran-
ties or guarantee of titles. "As is".
1B3EJ46X5TN309583 1996 DODGE
1C3XV66R7ND784108 1992 CHRYSLER
1FTCR10A4LPB47659 1990 FORD
1G2HX52K5S4275129 1995 PONTIAC
1G2JB1243V7531183 1997 PONTIAC
1GCCS148158286687 2005 CHEVY
1GCCS14RXP8113326 1993 CHEVY
1GMDX03E3WD239866 1998 PONTIAC
1HGCB7574NA078418 1992 HONDA
1J4FJ28LOKL601972 1989 JEEP
1J4FJ28S1RL124728 1994 JEEP
1P3EJ46C9VN561741 1997 PLYMOUTH
2FALP73W9VX225243 1997 FORD
2G1WL52M7S1118190 1995 CHEVY
2G1WN52M5S9282453 1995 CHEVY
KNDJA7231T5519504 1996 KIA
WBAHC2310LBE27388 1990 BMW
BL 5/7/08

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
INSURANCE AUTO---AUCTION, INC.-
gives Notice of Foreclosure of, Lien and in-,
tent d sell these Vehicles bn 6/04/2008,
10:00 am at 14492 NEW KINGS RD.,
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32219-1229, pur-
suant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida
Statutes. INSURANCE AUTO AUCTION,
INC. reserves the right to accept or reject
any and/ or all bids. Licensed dealers
only.
1G3AJ35RXED489095 1984 OLDS
2G4WB54LON1512192 1992 BUICK
1G8ZE1594PZ281936 1993 SATURN
JHMRA1841SC031274 1995 HONDA
1NXBB02E6TZ487791 1996 TOYOTA
2G1WX12XOV9256845 1997 CHEV
2FALP74W1VX174805 1997 FORD
2MELM74W7VX673626 1997 MERC
1G8ZG1278VZ237299 1997 SATURN
4T1BG22KOWU269112 1998 TOYOTA
1ZWFT61L2X5682267 1999 MERC
1MEFM50U7XA657847 1999 MERC
1FMDU34E4XZA57252 1999 FORD
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retired in late January.


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COUNTER HELP, part time, aftemoons &
Saturday, Dry Cleaners Ponte Vedra
area. Call 285-5644.
PART-TIME BOARD LIAISON
City of Atlantic Beach. $11.19/hr; 2 yrs.
admin. exp. preferred. Must be available
for approx. 3 night meetings per month on
3rd Tues. each month at 6:00 p.m. and
2nd & 4th Wed. each month at 7:00 p.m.
Applications accepted until 5/14/08, 800
Seminole Rd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233.
For more info call (904)247-5820 or visit.
www.coab.us. No smokers or tobacco
users. Drug testing conducted. EOE.
TELEMARKETING SALES, full & part
time. Great pay. Call (904)451-4470.
MEDICAL OFFICE/ family practice- Front
office staff, part time. Fax resutne to:
(904)285-7442.
ARE YOU patient, loving, & energetic?
Then Christ Church at San Pablo needs
you! We need additional nursery staff on
Sunday mornings and for special events.
Call Leila Quinlan at 285-7390 x246 for
further info.
PART-TIME 2-6pm, several days per
week. Organized, hard working detail ori-
ented. Goldfinder's Furniture 241-5558.

LPN
Saturday & Sunday, 16 hour shifts in our
Assisted Uving Facility at a Premiere Re-
tirement Community Excellent benefits.
Apply at Fleet Landing, One Fleet Landing
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-
9447; email to: jobs@fleetlanding.com
EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.
NO PANTYHOSEI Fast paced office/
sales assistant needed. Must have com-
puter, telephone & sales exp. (Tues/ Wed/
Thurs $8.00- $10.00/hr) Non-smoker pre-
ferred. (904)247-6683.

CAKE DECORATOR
BASKIN ROBBINS, Atlantic Beach, Cake
Decorator, P/T. Call (904)241-6603.

NOTICE TO READERS
HELP WANTED classifications in this
newspaper are intended to announce gen-
uine current job openings. No fees may be
charged to the prospective employee. Ads
for self-employment or business opportu-
nities appear under the Business Opportu-
nities category. Ads which may require
payment of fees for employment informa-
tion, guidance or training may appear un-
der Job Service. Should any Help Wanted
advertiser ask for a fee or if the advertiser
is offering a product or service rather than
a job opening, please notify The Beaches
Leader, 249-9033.
DOG WALKER needed afterschool (ap-
prox. 3pm.). Ponte Vedra, off Marlin Rd.,
$15/week. 280-3703.


PART-TIME FOOD Prep Person. 20-
25)rs./week,,CalUafter.2pm 2478p2 a6,, ,,
PRIV'ATE, SCHOQL bus ,:.:,-r,,-/ r.., -
P/Tdrivers. Please call 24.1-3085
PART-TIME Data Entry, M-F 9:00- 2:00
OR 2:00- 7:00 (2 positions). 30-year-old
consulting company located at Hodges
Blvd. and JTB is seeking two people to fill
their Data Entry position. Reliability a
must! Basic computer skills are required,
knowledge of Word & Outlook necessary.
Must be able to accurately input customer
information into a computerized database
system. Experience in answering a
multi-line telephone system is desired
$7.50-$8.00/hr.. Please email your re-
sume to csilva@balescompany.com or
FAX to 421-2100
WEEKEND RECEPTIONIST needed. Tel-
ephone, computer, people skills required.
Stockton RE, 285-2882.

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POOL SERVICE Tech. Good driving re-
cord. Will train right person. Call Pool
Pro's. 400-4943. Ask for Aaron.
TEACHERS & Teacher Assistants, DCF
40 hours a plus. Benefits. Church pre-
school. 249-1204 or fax 221-3550.


PAINTERS
FULL-TIME at a Premier Retirement Com-
munity. Experience required. Interior and
some Exterior painting. Excellent benefits.
Applications at Fleet Landing Security
Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic
Beach, FL; Fax to 904-246-9447; email to
obs@fleetlanding.com. EOE/ Drug-Free
workplace.

*BEACH DRIVERS*
Taxi Drivers needed to work Beach and
Intercoastal areas, at least 23 yrs. old,
good driving record. Call 249-0360.
SYSTEMS ENGINEER Ill, Data Ware-
house/ETL Developer needed in Jackson-
ville, FL. Position requires bachelor's de-
gree or foreign equivalent in any field, plus
3 years work experience in large retail
consumer intelligence, data warehousing,
or enterprise-reporting environment, in-
volving domain knowledge of finance, cat-
egory management, marketing store oper-
ations, or supply chain functions. Work
experience must consist of 2 years of
Websphere DataStage (formerly As-
cential), Teradata Tools and Utilities, BTQ,
DB2, Oracle, and SQL Server in a multi-
Slatform environment. Must possess
knowledge of current applications and
trends in Data Warehousing and ETL.
Please e-mail resumes to
jamessladicka@winn-dixie.com at Winn-
Dixie Stores. Refer to job code SJ in the
subject line.
HAIR & NAILS booth rental. Great new
salon, 630 S. 3rd St., Jax Bch. $200 per
week. Call Jimma or Dixie 246-2121.
CLERICAL POSITION available. Typing,
dictation, A/R, Quickbooks, Excel, com-
puter skills. College degree or teaching
background a plus. Resume to:
conut@bellsouth.net. Consolidated Ljtili-
tes fax (904)249-2277.
CHILDTIME LEARNING Centers seeks
experienced Infant & toddler caregivers.
F/T & P/T available. We offer a competi-
tive salary & benefits package. Call
273-6960 or fax resume to: 280-5742.
CDL-A DRIVERS: Expanding Fleet offer-
ing regional/ OTR runs. Outstanding pay
package. Excellent benefits. Generous
sometime. Lease purchase on '07 Peter-
bilts. National Carriers (888)707-7729
www.nationalcarriers.com.
MEDICAL ASSISTANT experienced Back
Office. Call 241-8300 or fax resume
241-0831.
PALMS SUMMER Camp is now hiring
counselors for an 8 week camp, June 12th
thru Aug 8th. Hours are Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
or 9am-6pm. Counselors must be de-
pendable, have high energy, and a can do
attitude. Experience preferred but not re-
quired. EOE 247-0983.

GROUNDSKEEPER
FULL time with excellent benefits at Pre-
mier Retirement Community. Applications
available at Fleet Landing Security Gate,
One Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach,
FL 32233; Fax resume to (904)246-9447;
email to: jobs@fleetleanding.com Web-
site at www.fleetlanding.com. EOE/
Drug-Free Workplace.
MORTGAGE PROCESSOR/ASSISTANT
FHA/ VA/ Conv full service lender.
993-5626 Eric Halter.
HomeSource Lending.
RESIDENTIAL HOME Cleaners. Up to
$420+ per week. Paid weekly. Design
your own daytime hours. Work regular cli-
ents near your home. Must have own
transportation and phone. Experience a
plus. Beaches/ Intracoastal. 242-8235.


TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.
NOW HIRING deckhands on DEEP SEA
FISHING BOAT. Drug test required, no
experience necessary, full and part time
positions, min. age 16. Must have own
transportation. Call 220-6363.
SMALL ENGINE Mechanic needed in
Ponte Vedra area. Call 285-0960.


CUSTOMER SERVICE Sales Rep for
dynamic cellular phone company Must be
personable, outgoing and motivated. Call
Ron at (904)365-3651.
BUSY ANIMAL clinic looking for a part-
time or full-time Receptionist, experience
helpful but not required. Apply in person at
Atlantic East Pet Center, 519 Atlantic
Blvd, Atl. Bch.




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


HOME INSPECTION BUSINESS, Nation-
al Franchise, $24K, consider trade
for large boat, Great JAX location,
(904)249-9946.
SALON FOR Sale. Beaches area. $25K
OBO. 881-0312.

NOTICE TO READERS
WARNING: WHILE this newspaper does
not knowingly accept business opportunity
ads which require you to pay a fee to get
information or that refer you to 976-or 900-
phone numbers which will result in sub-
stantial charges to your phone bill, the
newspaper cannot guarantee the validity
of offerings in this classification. If any ad-
vertiser requires you to incur phone serv-
ice charges or pay a fee to learn the na-
ture of the opportunity, please report it to
The Beaches Leader, 249-9033.
ALL CASH CANQY ROUTE Do you earn
$800 in a day? 30 Local Machines and
Candy $9,995. (888)629-9968
BO2000033. Call us: We will not be un-
dersold!
SEEKING VENDORS for Arts & Craft
shows, Home & Patio shows, Business
expos at Orange Park Mall, Regency
Square Mall, Ponce de Leon Mall, Volusia
Mall. For more info (904)514-6046.


NANNY CARE- Summer Only!. FT/PT,
M-F, your home. Can start immediately.
No Agencies Please! Call (904)738-8014.
OPENINGS FOR 1 & 2 year olds, PT/ FT,
Gold Seal. Beaches Academy, 246-3885.


HAIRSTYLIST LOVING IN-HOME Child Care PVB. Ages
Topopayptisurance &:benefitst:186WteN n 63 week arnd up HRS licen..j 8 years
220-201.Baymeadowsarea-5.19-004.. -ier_-m ,ane. Tarrmn .mai :-J.-24


BEACHES CAR Wash- full. time help
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.
GOLF COURSE Maintenance and Asst.
Golf Supt. Full-time. Queens Harbor, good
pay, good benefits. Chris 221-5259.
SMALL ALF in Atlantic Beach seeks full-
time 3pm-11pm and part-time 7am-3pm
and 11pm-7am staff. Please call Gloria at
249-3233. EOE.
ANDY'S POOLS, INC.
3 Pool Techs needed. Experience prefer-
red, but will train. Clean driving record.
401k, health benefits. Please call
241-5811.
JACKSONVILLE BEACH coffee shop
looking for full or part time barista. To
apply, email resume to:
coffeeshop235@yahoo.com.
DRIVERS: DON'T MISS THIS Sign-On
Bonus 35-42 cpm Earn over $1000 weekly
Excellent Benefits Need CDL-A and 3 mos
recent OTR (800)635-8669.


LAUNDRY AIDE
Full-Time, 6:30am-3pm, at a premier re-
tirement community. Must have ability to
stand long periods of time. Flexible sched-
ule. Excellent benefits and great work en-
vironment. Applications available at Fleet
Landing Security Gate, One Fleet Landing
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233; Fax to
904-246-9447; email to jobs@fleetland-
ing.com. EOE/ Drug-free Workplace.


NOTICE TO EMPLOYERS
CARPENTER WITH 25 years experience
in all phases of Home Improvements, A-1
Framer. New to area and looking for em-
ployment in Beaches area. Have transpor-
tation and driver's license. Available any-
time, salary negotiable. Also available for
small jobs for homeowners: Any handy-
work, light plumbing/ electric and mason-
ry. No drugs, very dependable. Call Now
(904)253-9356.


WHIRLPOOL WASHER & Dryer, $75/ea.
30 day warranty. Deliver, $20. 318-8173,
992-1470.

CATERPILLAR FORKLIFT T40 gas 4cy,
rol-lift, 1500lbs, Lincoln Welder, AC/DC,
mod model AC225/dc210/6. 444-3588.



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


ESTATE AUCTION, Sat., May 17th,
10am. 655+/- acres divided. Webster
Co., GA. Hunting, fishing, hardwoods,
cropbases, homesites. 10%BP; GAL AU-
002594 RowellAuctions.com (800)323-
8388..



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GOLD RUSH
We buy old boyfriends & estate jewelry.
Clean out your jewelry box and sell us
your gold. Jewelry repair on premise on
Friday. AlA Prestige Jewelry & Pawn,
1029 N. 3rd St., Jax Bch. 241-5666.
WE BUY Scrap Gold for Cashl Estate and
old jewelry, Rolexes. 241-1889.


MULTI- FAMILY garage sale. Living &
Bedroom furniture, model samples,
housewares. Sat., 8am, 891 16th Ave S.


214 DAVIS STREET- Saturday only, 7:30
til Noon. Washer/ dryer, girls clothing, fur-
niture, toys, misc. items.


1048 MIMOSA Cove Ct. E., Cypress
Cove, Saturday, 8-?. Arts and Crafts.
MOVING SALE! 507 Aquatic Dr., Friday,
Saturday, Sunday, 10am-? 270-8745.



1991 CORRECT Craft Sports Nautique.
New upholstery & carpet, runs great, wake
board tower & racks w/ trailer, $11,500.
716-3853.
2005 BLAZER Bay 2170 w/150 Yamaha.
Only 4 hours running time. Kept in dry
storage since new. $5000 t-top added.
Asking Payoff $19,800. 545-5216.
BOAT STORAGE in PV. Visit
www.MarinaClubPV.com
NEW ECONOMICAL Boats. Sea-N-Sport
15ft for $11,500. 17ft for $13,100, both
powered with 50hp Yamahas. Boat, Mo-
torand Trailer. 14ft. $4,500 boat and trail-
er only. All rigs are 2008 and ready to fish.
Call (904)563-6777



2001 CHEVROLET F-10 extended cab.
Exc. cond., only 62k mi., V-6, AT, third
door, PW/ Locks, new tires. $6800 OBO.
887-9030.


1999 CHEVY Cavalier, 4DR, 38,000mi.,
$3100 OBO. Call 249-0618.


LOTS OF Plants! Saturday, 8am-? 332 97 CAMRY, needs valve job. A/C, 4 new
12th Ave. North tires, rough body, $300. 514-0802.
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PADGETT'S A/C & Heating, Inc. Family
owned and operated. When quality and
customer service are demanded call.
588-5222 Financing' available.
SERVICE, REPAIRS, INSTALLATIONS
Free Estimates on replacements. License
CAC1814887. Credit cards accepted.


SQUEAKY CLEAN, experienced, li-
censed, insured & bonded cleaning serv-
ice. New customers $20 off first cleaning.
Free estimates. 307-0321.
I DON'T cut corners, I clean them. For
reasonable fees, call Betty Lees.
(904)238-6435 or (904)200-2942.
LET US do your spring cleaning & pres-
sure washing. We do residential and busi-
nesses. Licensed & insured. RM's Clean-
ing Services 226-7649.
CLEANING BRAZILIAN Style- Houses,
Offices. Exc. refs., licensed. (904)236-
0741.
AFFORDABLE CLEANING SERVICE.
Many years experience; references availa-
ble. Call Kelly for estimate, 238-9040.
BEACHES CLEANING. Residential, Comt-
mercial; Move-in/ Move-out and Construc-
tion Cleaning. Weekly, Bi-weekly or
Monthly services provided. Call for free
estimate. 382-9927.
AN AMAZINGLY Clean House by Natasha
is expanding. Excellent prices and
detailed work. Lots of ref's. available!
210-1360.
ORGANIZING- CLEANING: Home, office,
closets. Also sewing, landscaping. Refer-
ences.221-0801. .
AFFORDABLE, QUA'UTY :Housepn!tean ,.-'
ing Services. Call Silvia 904-434-4297.
AFFORDABLE WINDOW CLEANING,
16 years experience. Reasonable prices,
low minimum rates, weekend appoint-
ments available. (904)525-7419.


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FEMALE TEACHER SEEKING SUMMER WOOD Fence Installation. 35yrs Experi-
WORK, 6/7 thru 8/15, dependable, ence. Mick Outdoor Enterprises.
(904)451-0645. 241-7276, 838-9599.


QUALITY WORK. Install, Removal, &
Painting. Residential, Commercial.
25yrs. Experience. References+ FREE
ESTIMATES. Steve, 645-0381.


STATE .Certified HHA/ CNA/ Sitter will
give quality care for elderly in the privacy
of their own home. Call Veronica at
(904)783-9151 or (904)887-1010.


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email: classified@beachesleader.com
STUCK? FRUSTRATED? Call Rob. All
applications, house calls, training, repairs,
upgrades, websites, graphics Free phone
tech. 904-249-3034 or email:
callrob@comcast.net.


2005 TOYOTA Solara Convertible, Black,
17,000mi., fully equipped, $22,500. 247-
3566.
1997 JEEP Wtangler, 125,000mi., in-
cludes Gradely Comm. mower & trailer,
$8800. 962-7766.
2006 MERCURY Mariner Hybrid, black,
exc. gas mileage, paint & interior sealant
11,500 miles, $21,000. 382-1459.

2005 MB CL55AMG- fully loaded, nearly
500hp, 2DR coupe. Everything you can
imagine Awesome color combo Flint/
black. KBB is $55K will sacrifice for $52K.
Motivated seller Call Bill 334-7727.
2001 SUBURU FORESTER, excellent
condition, 116K miles. 828-280-4463.
2001 MERCURY Sable LS SW, white,
leather, 3rd seat, 80K, $5000. ($1200 be-
low wholesale). 221-8699.
2007 MINI Cooper S convertible, sidewalk
edition, black, w/ brown leather interior, 6
speed, 1500 mileage, $28,750. 333-8268.


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FULL EXTERIOR Cleaning. Let us do
your Spring Cleaning. Quality Service,
Affordable Price. 525-0197.
OCEANSIDE CLEANING INDUSTRIES
Safe roof cleaning. Spotless window
cleaning. Pressure washing. Licensed &
Insured. Cll Kevin 994 0045.


A PLUS QUALITY PAINTING, INC.
Top-notch work guaranteed. 17yrs. experi-
ence. Painting, Trim, Carpentry, Pool
*Deck Recoat, Wood Repair, Pressure
Washing. Licensed/ Insured. Free esti-
mates. 861-9500.
QUALITY WORK FOR LESS
Painting, pressure washing, home repairs.
21 yrs. at The Beaches. Jeff 881-4223.
RUSSELLS QUALITY PAINTING, LLC.
Residential and Commerical Painting. Li-
censed/ insured. Free quote. Call 303-
9174. Ask about our enviro-friendly paint-
ing. www.russellsqualitypaintingllc.com
BEACHES HOME SERVICES. Painting,
free estimates, work guaranteed, licensed.
610-7768.


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POOL CLEANING- quality service, rea-
sonable rates. Licensed/ Insured. David's
Pool Service, 285-0240.


HOME IMPROVEMENTS wood, tile, dry-
wall & paint with 40yrs exp. Master car-
penter, Steve 254-3569.


QUALITY HOME REPAIR: Painting,
Wood Repair, Trim, Crown Moulding,
Pressure Washing, Pool Deck Recoat and
more. 17yrs. experience. Licensed/ Insur-
ed. 861-9500.
WOOD REPAIRS. Termite- & Rotten
wood, siding,' stucco repairs. Custom
painting. Licensed General Contractor.
247-2274.


POOL DECK/ DRIVEWAY, Cleaning,
Staining, Resurfacing. Stamped Concrete
and Custom texture. Licensed/ Insured.
Free estimates. 861-9500.
HANDYMAN- EXPERIENCED and very
dependable for quality repairs, service
calls, painting, improvements and miscel-
laneous jobs. DAVE. 246-6628.
ONE CALL HANDLES IT ALL
Specializing in kitchens, cabinets, bath-
rooms, tile, doors, windows, rotted wood,
termite damage, roof leaks, drywall,
decks, etc. Honest, top quality work-
LOWEST PRICES AT THE BEACH.
(904)710-3784.

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PROVIDING QUALITY care for seniors &
loved ones. Flexible hours to meet your
needs. Exp., mature, dependable. 891-
2324.
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CAREGIVER AVAILABLE, 5+yrs. experi-
ence. In your home, Mon. -Fri. AM or PM.
Call Janice 303-5693.
CNA/ COMPANION, 17 yrs. experience.
Will consider live-in. Please call between
9am-3pm. Ask for Ms. Jones. 356-8932.


IRRIGATION AND Landscape Installa-
tions and Repair. Free Quotes, Ask For
Scott. (904)303-3779.


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for 2 children, 35-40 hrs/week, 904-465-
0830.


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Executive Chef Craig Dion fills the cases at Penman Square Market and Cafe which he opened
last week at 1289 Penman Road in Jacksonville Beach. The market will feature chef-prepared
"heat and eat" entrees, sides, salads, soups, cappuccinos, espresso and desserts. Lunch is
served 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a separate dinner menu will be available Friday evenings. Dion
was the original chef for Jacksonville Beach's Dolphin Depot for its first six years and also owned
Six Burner, a fine dining restaurant that was located in Atlantic Beach for six years. Penman.
Square Market will also offer a drive-thru window.


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Grady Kearsey, EVP/SLO (left) and Barry Chandler, President/CEO (right) of Oceanside Bank
accept the award for fifth place in the medium-sized business category from David Sillick,
President & Publisher of the Business Journal. Oceanside Bank was recently recognized as one
bf Northeast Florida's "Best Place.s.tp Work" for the third year in a row. The bank provides health.
nd dental insurance for each employee and paid time off.'


RE/MAX Unlimited
welcomes new sales
associate
Brenda and Ron Horst,
Broker/Owners of RE/MAX
Unlimited, announced that
Jacquie Byram has joined the
sales team in the Ponte Vedra
office. A Ponte Vedra resident
for over 20 years, Byram was a
multi-million dollar producer
in 2007.

Beaches resident
attends "Driven by a
Vision"
Beaches resident Trevor
Parker of Maaco Collision
Repair & Auto Painting recent-
ly attended Maaco's "Driven By
A Vision" Tech Expo. The
three-day event featured 20
hands on demonstrations,
eight seminars and 42 vendors
in support of Maaco's position
as North America's Bodyshop.
The meeting was held at Maaco
headquarters in King of Prussia,
Pa.

Beaches Publix
assigned design team
Cuhaci & Peterson Architects
was awarded a contract to
design a 33,000-square-foot
Publix-anchored retail center
now under construction on
Beach Boulevard in
Jacksonville Beach. Jed Downs,
president of the firm, said the
retail center will include a
29,000 square foot Publix
Supermarket and 4,000 square
feet of ancillary retail space.
Windcrest Development, an
Orlando firm, is developing the
center, Downs said.

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The new Nearly New Shop
facility at Mayport Naval
Station is ready for Navy Wives
Club to move into. The club
closed its old shop, where it has
been for 11 years, to make the
move. The new location
opened on Saturday, May 3, at
709 A&B Everglades Court on
base. A ribbon cutting ceremo-
ny was held along with door
prizes, face painting, and
refreshments.

Neptune Beach resident
hired at Community
Hospice of North Fla
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Northeast Florida has hired


Angelia Smucygz of Neptune
Beach as director of long term
care. Smucygz will help the
nonprofit organization provide
hospice services to patients
residing in long term care and
assisted living
communities.
Under .the
direction of
Community
Hospice's clin-
ical services
administrator,
she will over-
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hospice care
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and a certified member of the
National Association Directors
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(NADONA). She lives in
Neptune Beach with her hus-
band and children.

Local learns about
lymphedema massage
Terri Bishop-Brahen,
Registered Nurse and Massage
Therapist of Therapeutic Touch
of Ponte Vedra, Inc. recently
participated in a
Lymphedema/CDP
Certification Program offered
by the International Alliance of
Healthcare Educators (IAHE),
a healthcare association that
offers continuing education
courses to medical profession-
als worldwide. Lymphatic
drainage is a well-documented
method of stimulating the
lymph system to activate fluid
circulation, detoxify, rejuve-
nate, and strengthen the body's
natural defenses. Therapeutic
Touch of Ponte Vedra has
incorporated the use of low
level laser therapy in conjunc-
tion with lymphatic drainage
therapy in individuals with
lymphedema. The laser assists
in the reduction of fibrotic tis-
sue, thus promoting improved
fluid flow and reduction in dis-
comfort relating to the edema.

May & June workshops
at UNF for businesses
Below is a list of workshops
offered by the the Small
Business Development Center
at the University of North
Florida during the months of
May and June. To register or
for more information on any of
the following workshops call
904-620-2476 or log on to
www.sbdc.unf.edu.
Location: UNF University
Center, 12000 Alumni Drive,
620-2476
How to S-T-A-R-T-U-P Your
Own Business
When: May 13, 6 p.m.
to 9 p.m.
June 26, 6 p.m. to 9: p.m.
Cost: $40 in advance
or $50 day of workshop.
Information: Thinking of
starting a business? This work-
shop will give you an overview
of the seven basic requirements
for business STARTUP. A busi-
ness startup kit for Duval and
surrounding counties is includ-
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10 a.m.
Cost: Free
Information: Want to build
the capacity of your small busi-
ness by competing for city con-
tracts? The City of Jacksonville
Equal Business Opportunity
office wants to help, you with
that goal by offering a monthly
one hour session that covers
the City's purchasing process
and the Jacksonville Small and
Emerging Business (JSEB) pro-
gram. The JSEB program allows
small businesses the opportuni-
ty to compete in the market-
place by addressing many of
the challenges they face. Space
is limited so reserve your spot
today!

Where's the Money? And
How Do I Get It?
When: June 3, 6 p.m.
to 9 p.m.
Cost: $40 in advance
or $50 day of workshop.
Information: Where's the
money? Ever ask yourself that
question? Attend this work-
shop and find out what finan-
cial options are available to
small businesses, learn how to
prepare a funding request and
what the five Cs of capital mat-
ter most to lenders and
investors.

Advanced Grant Writing
When: June 23, 9 a,m.
to noon
Cost: $60 per person
Information: This hands-
on program will produce a
grant proposal for your organ-
ization ready for submission
to the foundation, corpora-
tifi' or goverhmefiti "fifidin'g
agency of your choice.

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Council of the St. John's
County Chamber of
Commerce.
Date: Thursday, May 8,
2008
Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Sawgrass Beach
Club, 9795 Summer Place,
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Speakers will include Neil
Armingeon with the St.
John's River Keeper and
Alfred Canepa from St. John's
River Water Management
(District. Speakers will be dis-
cussing the fresh water dis-
pute over the St. John's River.
Cost: $20 with a reserva-
tion, or $25 at the door.
Reservations are required by
Tuesday, May 6; RSVP today
by clicking here
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Coffee on the Coast
Expand your business net-
work at Coffee on the Coast,
a monthly social gathering
for our early-rising Beaches
Division members.
Date: Thursday, May 15,
2008
Time: 8 to 9 a.m.
Location: Mona Lisa Ice
Cream and Coffee Shop, 320
1st St. N., Jacksonville Beach
(Cost: $2. No reservations
required.

Speerly joins Caring
Palms Massage
Caring Palms Massage and
Reiki of Neptune Beach wel-
comes Melissa Speerly to its staff
of massage therapists. A
Massage Therapist for two years,
she specializes in'Swedish and
Deep Tissue massage, also offer-
ing prenatal, geriatric and
reflexology. She is a certified
Level 2 Reiki Practitioner and
has been involved with alterna-
tive healing practices for over
seven years. She is a graduate of
Everest University and is
nationally certified. Caring
Palms offers Swedish, Deep
Tissue, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi,
Trigger Point Therapy,
Myofascial Release, Reiki, and
Hot Stone massage, as well as
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The 2nd Annual Duncan U. Fletcher All-Class Reunion will be held at the Beaches Museum & History Center on May 10, Saturday
evening, from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. It's an opportunity to see old friends from high school whether you graduated in 1942 or 2002
- or get acquainted with those you never knew. See what the prom queen looks like 30 years later, the class clown, or the football
quarterback. This is a chance to truly "step back in time" and experience those high school days all over again.
There'll be dancing in the street to the music of a Fletcher High School.tradition the Soul Searchers. There'll be barbecue chick-
en dinners from Woody's Barbeque. Appetizers by Tamale Mollie's, Sliders Seafood Grille, The Fish Company, David Ponce, and
The Fresh Market. Rita's Italian Ice will be on hand. The Ritz Bar; The Brix Tap House; and The Lemon Bar will also support the
event. The Museum will have 4th Street closed between Beach Boulevard and Pablo Avenue to throw this party so partiers really
can dance in the street. Tents will be set up for all the food and for the cash bars. The Museum will be open to visitors. Take a
"walk down the boardwalk" in the permanent exhibition; see the quality of the artwork submitted by the Fletcher Fine Arts
Department, wander past photos and memorabilia depicting days at Fletcher. Upstairs, there will be yearbooks and other pho-
tographs. Tickets are $25 per person for Museum members, and $35 per person for non-members. If you join at the time you pur-
chase your ticket you'll receive the member rate. Stop by the Beaches Museum at 380 Pablo Avenue in Jacksonville Beach, or call
904-241-5657 ext. 100 to purchase your ticket over the phone.


Wednesday, May 7
Atlantic Beach Women's
Connection: Atlantic Beach
Women's Connection offers a
"Heavenly Makeover Brunch"
from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Selva
Marina Country Club. A pro-
fessional stylist from the
Master's Touch will be fea-
tured. Speaker Nikki
Jatindranath will share
"Running on Empty.. .Time to
Fill Up!" The cost is $12.
Complimentary childcare is
available with reservations.
For reservations, call Kate at
534-6784 or atlanticbeach-

women are welcome.

Auxiliary Jewlery Sale: The
Auxiliary of Baptist Medical
Center Beaches offers a sale of
Marnell Jewelry from 7 a.m.-4
,p.m. in the hospital lobby.
Everyone is welcome. For
information, call 627-2960.

Beach Walk and Talk: A
Beach Walk and Talk will be
held from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at
Hanna Park, 500 Wonderwood
Dr. The activity, which starts at
parking lot 8, is a guided tour
of the oceanfront park that is
part of the Great Florida
Birding Trail. The program is
for all ages, but some of the
terrain makes it inappropriate
strollers. The park admission
fee is $3 per vehicle for up to
six occupants, plus $1 per each
additional person. For infor-
mation, call 630-CITY(2489]
or visit www.jaxparks.com.

Beaches Watch: Beaches
Watch will meet at 7 p.m. in
the Administrator's
Conference Room at Fletcher
High School, 700 Seagate Ave.,
Neptune Beach. The meeting
is open to the public. For
information, call 513-9242 or
visit www.beacheswatch.com.

Jazz Ambassadors: The St.
Augustine High School Jazz
Ambassadors will be playing at
7 p.m. at the St. Johns County
Pier Pavilion in St. Augustine
Beach. The event is free. For
information, call 347-8007 or
visit www.staugbchcivicas-
soc.com.

Teen Authors at Bookmark:
Teen authors E. Lockhart,.
Sarah Mlynowski and Lauren
Myracle will be at The
Bookmark, 299 Atlantic Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach, at 4 p.m. to
discuss and sign copies of their
new book, "How to Be Bad."
After meeting on Myspace, the
three teen/young adult writers
decided to write a collabora-
tive book. They took turns
writing each chapter and craft-
ed their own character. The
story follows the journey of
three young girls on a road trip
to Florida one summer week-
end. For information, call 241-
9026.

Thursday, May 8
American Legion Riders:
American Legion Riders
Chapter 316 meets at 10 a.m.
at DeWitt B. Tilden American
Legion Post 316, 1127 Atlantic
Blvd., Atlantic Beach.


Breakfast will be offered for a
small donation. Members are
encouraged to bring a guest.
For information, call. 249-
2020.

Kayak Tours: GTM Research
Reserve kayak tours of the
Guana River will be offered
from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
May 8, 3:30-5:30 p.m. May 11,
9-11 a.m. May 20, 10 a.m.-12
p.m. May 22 and 2:30-4:30
p.m. May 26. Cost of each
tour, which is appropriate for
ages 12 and up, is $45 per per-
son. All kayaking equipment,

fee/parking and,. tour ., are
included. Reservations must
be made in advance. Call
Ripple Effect Ecotours at 904-
347-1565 to reserve a space.
For information and addition-
al tour dates, go to www.rip-
pleeffectecotours.com.

Republican Club of the
Beaches: The regular monthly
meeting of the Republic Club
of the Beaches will le held at
the Beaches Branch Library,
600 Third Street, Neptune
Beach. The evening begins
with a social at 6 p.m., fol-
lowed by the meetingat, 7 p.m.
Angela Corey, candidate for
State Attorney,-will be the
guest speaker. If interested in
joining the club or for infor-
mation about the meeting, call
Ed Raube at 246-7979.

Republican Women's Club:
The RWCDF May luncheon
begins with a social gathering
at 11:30 a.m., followed by the
meeting at 12 p.m. The speak-
er will be Aaron Bean. The
event will be at River City
Brewing. Company, 835
Museum Circle. The cost will
be $25 with a reservation and
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Friday, May 9
Beaches Kiwanis: The
Kiwanis Club. of Jacksonville
Beaches, which normally
meets at 12 p.m. Thirsdays at
Selva Marina Country Club,
will have no meeting this
week. Instead, business has
been shifted to this day, which
has been reserved for the dis-
tribution of Kiwanis Club of
Jacksonville Beach roses for
Mother's Day. For informa-

bowell t '43-3571 or visit
www.beacheskiwanis.com.

Douglas Anderson Spring
Concert: The. Douglas
Anderson School of the Arts
Spring Concert will be held at
7:30 p.m. Call the. school at
346-5620 for information.

Hiaasen at Bookmark: New
York Times bestselling author
Carl Hiaasen will be at The
Bookmark, 299 Atlantic Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach, at 7 p.m. to
discuss and sign copies of his
newest book, "The Downhill
Lie-A Hacker's Return to a
Ruinous Sport." The bdok is a
memoir about golf, a sport
Hiaasen wisely left behind
years ago, only to revisit now
that he has a few more years
under his belt. Born and raised
in South Florida, Hiaasen is
the author of 11 novels,
including New York Times
bestsellers "Skinny Dip,'" "Sick
Puppy," "Stormy Weather"
and "Basket Case." His weekly
column appears in-the Miami
Herald. For information, call
241-9026.

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Foundation Academy presents


"How To Succeed in Business
Without Really Trying" at the
Atlantic Theatres Vineyard
Church, Atlantic Boulevard,
Atlantic Beach. Performances
will be held at 8 p.m. May 9-10
and at 2 p.m. May 11. Tickets
are $15 for adults, $10 military
and seniors and $5 for TFA
students. The Foundation
Academy is enrolling students
for the 2008-2009 school year
and summer school 2008. For
information,
contact the
school at 241-
3515 or visit
N'vw. fotunda.t E -.IT .,,vi,
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also will be a
student-led The Beac
conference May i
22 before the Realty Gr
school year
wraps up with .
graduation May Th
29.


NoonBreak:
Friends of the
Beaches Branch
Library 's
NoonBreak is
held from 12-1
p.m. the second
Friday of each
month at the
Beaches Branch
Library, 600
Third Street,
Neptune Beach.
No reservations
are needed for
the free pro-
gram, to which
attendees may
bring lunch.
Drinks will be
provided.
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Land Trust, speaking on
archaeology May 9; and
Connie Heffern with a pro-
gram on vintage and antique
hats June 13. For NoonBreak
information, call the Beaches
Branch Library at 241-1142.

Saturday, May 10
American Ballroom:
American Ballroom and
Contemporary Dance
Association.gets together the
second Saturday of each
month at Bolero's Grand
Ballroom, 10131 Atlantic Blvd.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and
dance starts at 8 p.m. to a live
band. It's a BYOB evening;
setups and snacks are provid-
ed. Admission is $12. For
information and reservations,
call 246-2858.

Author at Bookmark: Les
Standiford will be at The
Bookmark, 299 Atlantic Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach, at 7 p.m. to
discuss and sign copies of his
newest book, "Washington
Burning: How a Frenchman's
Vision of Our Nation's Capital
Survived Congress, the
Founding Fathers, and the
Invading British Army."
Standiford's book tells how the
capital rose from a wilderness to
a city, designed by Pierre Charles
L'Enfant, and offers a fresh per-
spective on the birth bf not just
a city but a nation. Author of
the critically acclaimed "Last
Train to Paradise" and "Meet
You in Hell," as well as 10 nov-
els, Standiford is director of the
Creative Writing Program at
Florida International University.
For information, call 241-9026.

Encampment: The grounds
of the Jacksonville Historical
Society will transform from 9
a.m.-4 p.m. into an encamp-
ment of Spanish-American War
soldiers recalling the 110th
anniversary of the city's role as a
major staging ground for the
war. The encampment is imme-
diately Merrill Museum House,
319 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.
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a 2:10 p.m. program in the
adjoining Old St. Andrews.
There will be a cannon firing.
Merrill Museum House guided
tours will be held from 10 a.m.-
2 p.m. The event is free and
open to the public. For informa-
tion, call the Jacksonville
Historical Society at 665-0064.

Fletcher Reunion: The
Beaches Museum & History
Center, at 380 Pablo Ave.,
Jacksonville Beach, hosts its sec-
ond annual Fletcher All-Class
Reunion from 6:30-11 p.m. Call
904-241-5657, ext. 100, for
reservations and information.

'Heart Breaths': "Heart
Breaths-A Moving Experience"
will be held from 1-3 p.m. at
Ocean Yoga, 60 Ocean Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach. The cost is $20.
The freedom of movement
through breathing, poetry and
visualization is offered. Call or e-
mail Libby Marsh at 521-7097
or dotsdance@comcast.net.

Mother's Day Open House:
Mothers & More's Mother's Day
Open.House will be held from
9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Adele
Grage Community Center, 716
Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach.
Mothers & More offers tips on
how to keep the "me" in
Mommy through educational
Moms-only meetings, Moms
Nights Out, Book Club, play-
groups, monthly activities with
and without children, and
"More." For information, call
858-3372 or e-mail
a.e.frank@att.net.

National 'Miniature Golf
Day: Adventure Landing has
declared the second Saturday of
every May as "National
Miniature Golf Day." On May
10, both Jacksonville Adventure
Landing locations will give
away 100 miniature golf season
passes to the first 100 players to
play a purchased round. The
cost is $8 for unlimited golf. The
locations are 1944 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville Beach, 246-4386,
and 4825 Blanding Blvd.,
Jacksonville, 771-2804. The
website is
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Fickle ocean impacts WaveMasters Contest


Sequence shows Kayla Beckmann (in blue) leaping from her board onto Jessie Cames' surfboard at the conclusion of the Women's Longboard competition Sunday during the WaveMasters Surf
Contest in Jacksonville Beach. At lower right, Carnes and Beckmann celebrate successful completion of the maneuver. Beckmann won the longboard and Open Women Pro divisions while Carnes
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Though few were there to
actually see it, competitors
took advantage of some of the
best waves and conditions in
recent memory Sunday morn-
ing for the finals in several
divisions of the 25th annual
WaveMasters Surf Contest.
The scene just South of the
Jacksonville Beach Pier was
quite a bit different than the
day before, when hundreds of
spectators turned out for pre-
liminary heats of the
WaveMasters event, only to
witness an uncooperative
Atlantic Ocean produce just
the occasional decent-sized
wave.
Nevertheless, surfers sol-
diered on through Saturday's
heats and were rewarded with
consistent three- to five-foot
waves Sunday morning. To
take advantage of the condi-
tions, finals in the men's and
women's shortboard pro divi-
sions were moved up and took
place first. ';,:: ..
By noon, however, the big
waves had subsided and the
sea was mostly calm for finals
in the longboard and tandem
classifications.
The weekend contest fea-
tured some of the area's top
surfing talent, as well as kids,
seniors (ages 35 to 49) and
legends in action.
This year's contest was dedi-
cated to the memory of Jed
Davis, one of North Florida's
top all-time competitors,
according to WaveMasters
president Mitch Kaufmann.
Davis died last December.in a
traffic accident. Kaufmann
said he couldn't recall Davis
ever missing a WaveMasters
final.
In conjunction with the surf
contest, WaveMasters also
conducted a raffle to raise
money for local charities. The
raffle featured thousands of
dollars worth of surfboards
and accessories, Kaufmann
said.
More information about the
WaveMasters organization and
its history is available at the
group's website: wavemas-
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SMicro Mini 9 & Under; Even Brownell
' 12 & Under Tristan Thompson
Boys 13-14; Jonathan Heater
Junior Men.15-17: Kevin Cox
Men 18-29: David Holloway
Masters 30-39: Jeff Venn
Senior Men 40-49: Charley Hajek
Men's Grand Masters: Terry DeLoach
Girls 17 & Under: Haley Watson
Junior Women 18-20: Jessie Cames
Women 30 & Over; Suzanne. Varano
Women's Longboard; Kayla Beckmann
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Senior Longboard: Mitch Kaufmann
Legends Longboard: Danny McDaniel
Tandem: Julia Arnold and Mitch Kaufmann
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