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Vol. 43, No. 66
FEBRUARY 8, 2006
Women in state finals
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'Red Badge' author
An edion of The Beaches Leader
Serving the communities of Ponte Vedra Beach, Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach and Mayport since 1963
By KATHY HARTMAN
A trustee of the
District (MSD) is try-
ing to find out why
the vacuum sewer
system in the MNSD
caused a backup in'
one home, one of
three failures report-
ed in the five-month-
The backup report-
ed to MSD trustees
Monday occurred on
a recent Sunday
evening at a home on
Also at the MSD
meeting Monday, one
trustee reported a sep-
rate problem sand
that had to be
cleaned out of a
"These are the first
instances we've been
aware of," trustee Rob
Becker said Tuesday.
The sewer system,
which uses vacuum
to pull sewage from
tion chambers near
homes, was complet-
ed in late August.
chamber contains a
valve that opens
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Photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Two odd birds stand out among a colony of penguins in a performance Friday by kindergart-
ners from Accotink Academy, a private school in Ponte Vedra Beach. The odd-penguins-out,
Maggie McGill (left) and Taylor Noon, play the lead role in an adaptation of "Tacky the
Penguin," a 1990 book by Helen Lester about a penguin who thinks outside the ice box. The
kindergartners performed for parents, families and friends at the Palm Valley Community
PnoloI, ay KATHY HARTMAN
Alexandra Papageorge, 3, (left) runs with
her kite Saturday behind the Ponte Vedra
Beach Branch Library, where adults and
children gathered for one of several events
this month centered around the novel "The
Kite Runner." Despite turbulent winds, some
kites stayed aloft, among them Ted
Goodman's red, white and blue kite (below)
with a 9-foot wing span and 40-foot stream-
ers. Also planned at the library are discus-
sions of the book at 10 a.m. Feb. 21 and
Feb. 23 and a showing of the movie
"Osama" at 7 p.m. Feb. 15. For details, visit
the .library's Web-site (www..sjtJs.org), ._.
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behind putting a
paved bike path from
Franklin Avenue to
Pablo Road in Ponte
Service District (MSD)
has screeched to a halt.
Bob Reesh, chairman
of the MSD Board of
Trustees, told residents
at Monday's MSD
meeting that a utility
pole in Tony Spuria's
front yard at 348 Pablo
Road Would have to be
moved off of his prop-
erty, putting it in the
middle of the proposed
"Until' the utility
pole is moved, nobody
can do anything," said
Reesh, who asked the
county in late January
to stop construction of
But Spuria and sever-
al others who attended
the meeting want to
stop cpnstruction of
the bike path Tor good
and have- the area
returmed-'to the way it
A fehce, which runs
along the, perimeter of
the Poi'te Vedra Inn
and Club golf course,
used to separate Pablo
Road from the north
part of Seaview Park.
The area between-the
two roads, which spans
less than 100 feet, was
opened up last year to
allow residents on the
five streets in that sec-
tion of Seaview Park to
get to their homes
while Solana Road was
closed for road work.
Solana Road provides
the only access to
north Seaview Park..
During a meeting of
the MSD trustees last
year, some residents
suggested keeping the
area open for a bike
path when Solana
reopened to Golf View
residents in December.
But Spuria and some
of his neighbors want
the fence to go back
Part of the reason,
they said, is that peo-
ple on bicycles and
onto a dangerous area
of Pablo Road are a
"Everyone is going
to be using this walk-
way," Spuria said in the
"When people come
out on Pablo Road. .
something's going to
happen and it's going
to be the county's lia-
Golf View Circle resi-
dent Garrett Newman
. said a bike path would
invite more crime, giv-
ing criminals two
escape routes iristead
of one: Golf View
He said that his vehi-
cle was burglarized and
the windshield broken
after the fence was
Other residents with
children expressed sup-
port for the bike path
in order to keep kids
from playing in the
Solana Road resident
Vince DiRito said he
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Ocean Palms is big winner
at Florida student 'Oscars'
BY LAURA FOWLER
America's next Steven
Spielburg or Martin Scorsese
may emerge from a group of
students in Ponte Vedra.
Out of six St. Johns County
student-made films that won
the state's Jim Harbin awards
- Florida's version of the
Oscars for students three
films came from 5th graders,
at Ocean Palms Elementary.
Three groups of 5th graders
created everything from the
score to the script, winning
first in the state in the cate-
gories of music video and
documentary, and third place
in the drama category.
"They loved it," Deb
Eatmon, one of the students'
5th grade teachers, said about
the kids' enthusiasm for the
"They just spent hours and
Eatmon's students and
those of Tracy Williams,
another 5th grade teacher at
Ocean Palms, worked togeth-
er to produce a total of seven
Ponte Vedra's Public
Education Foundation sup-
plied the classes with $500
arid equipment such as speak-
eis, iPods .and external hard
drives on which the film
footage was st6dtd.
Eatmon is a' teacher in
Ocean Palm's' Instructional
Delivery Model program,
which is a technology-based
curriculum throughout the
Eatmon said she's been
working with video technolo-
gy in her classroom for about
six years, but last year was her
first experience with the Jim
Harbin Student Media
Students from all over the
state submit their film proj-
ects under different cate-
gories. The winners advance
from the county level to the
regional level before taking
on other winners around the
state in the final round.
The awards for the state
winners were given in the fall
at a viewing and awards cere-
mony in Orlando.
The films must be no more
than seven minutes long, and
the students must be respon-
sible for every creative aspect
of the film from writing
the music to editing the final
The students write the
scripts and story boards as
part of their language arts
class, where they learn about
what makes a good story line,
Eatmon said the editing
process took the most time
and involved students work-
ing after school for several
"It's really time-consum-
ing," she said.
"It's actually some pretty
detailed production work that
The winning dramatic film,
titled "The Key," is a story of
a little girl who gets locked in
the library after school.
The girl, who hates school,
dreams that the characters in
the library's books come to
life, which is achieved
through special effects.
As "lightening" hits the
books, the characters all
played by the students pop
out of the books, teaching the
little girl that learning is fun.
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Kate Russi, senior
co-captain of the
drives down the
court during the
District 5-4A cham-
Russi, who has an
at-large bid for the
north all-star team
A for the FACAAll-
Star Game, led the
team with 15
points, but Port
story and another
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PVCA party Monday
The Ponte 'Vedra
Community' Association will
hold its annual Valentine Party
for members Monday from 7
to 9 p.m. in the Terrace Room
of the Ponte Vedra Inn and
Members' are reminded to
bring the invitation the),
received in the mail for admit-
tance and guests of members
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Free site plan seminar
St. Johns County
Development Services along.
with the Planning Department
will conduct a site plan review
seminar for, single-family
dwellings Feb. 23 from 1i:30 to
3:30 p.m.- at -the St. Jdhrig
County Auditorium, 4020
Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine. "
The seminar is designed to
guide developers and contrac-
tors through the process of lot
grading, landscaping and
Development Review chief-
engineer Charles Kohler will
discuss. the recent changes in
the .county's site plan submit-'
The free seminar is open to
the public and all developers
and contractors involved in ,
the construction of single-fam-
ily units are encouraged to,
Fire chief to speak
The St. Johns County Civic
Association Roundtable will'
meet Monday at 9 a.m. in the
Main County Library at U.S. 1
and San Carlos Avenue in St.
Fire Chief Bobby Hall will
discuss the the county's Fire
and Rescue Service capital
For more information visit
Caregivers get support
Support meetings for those
caring for someone with
Alzheimer's, memory' loss or
other illnesses will be .offered
tonight at 7 p.m. and Feb. 16
at 1:30 p..
Full Circle, a support group
for those who are caring for an
elderly parent, will hold its
first meeting Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.,,
with ,subsequent meetings
every fourth Tuesday of the
.The meetings are offered by
St. Johns .County's Council onI
Aging"and will be held at the
Coastal Community .Center,'
180 Marine St., St. Augustine.
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Celebration sponsored by
Learn to Read of St. Johns
County 'will be held Feb. 28 -
Fat Tuesday at the Channel
Marker 71 Barrier Island Inn
and Restaurant, 7601 State
Road A1A S., St. Augustine.
The fund-raiser will start at
6:30 p.m. with a traditional
shrove dinner followed by live
music, dancing and a silent
auction lasting until 10:30
Tickets, which include din-'
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can be bought by calling (904)
Tap into Spanish wine
"A Taste of Spain," a wine-
tasting event with master som-
melier Doug' Frost making his
first appearance in the
Jacksonville area, is scheduled
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb.
24, at the Sawgrass Marriott
Resort in Ponte Vedra.
Tapas will be served with the
wines, and there will be a
silent wine auction and a fla-
menco dance show..
Twenty percent of total prof-'
its from the event will benefit
the American National. Red
Cross Disaster Relief and the
Northeast Florida Red Cross
Disaster Relief Fund. '
Tickets are $150 per person,
$250 per couple .or $1,100 per
table of 10. Seating is limited.
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Library holiday hours
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County Public Library System
will be closed Sunday, Feb. 19,
and Monday, Feb. 20, in
observance of President's Day
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normal operating hours on
Tuesday, Feb. 21.
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Center south of Ponte Vedra
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"The Insatiable Appetite,"
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Path: Apologies offered
Cont. from A-1
wanted kids 'in the neighbor-
hood to have a safe route to
their friends' houses, instead of
having to walk or bike along
busier streets such as San Juan
Drive or Solana.
"I would like to see the walk-
way kept if it can be done so
safely," DiRito said.
Virginia Simpson of Ramona
Street also showed her support
but apologized for being one of
the residents who suggested
the path in the first place with-
out asking if other residents
"I thought it was a good idea
to open up the community to
people," Simpson said.
MSD trustee Doug Crane also
expressed ,apologies for not
considering the "end result"
before supporting the path.
Reesh said he discovered that
the county has no record of
who owns the 'property
between the two roads.
Reesh said county staff is
looking at old records to deter-
mine who owns it, and that
process could take a couple
Meanwhile, MSD trustees
voted to return the bike path
area to the way it was before
the Solana project got under
way in May fence, grass and
The work will be paid for by
the county as part of the con-
tract for the Solana Road con-
struction, Reesh said.
Next month, the MSD
trustees will again try to find a
solution to the bike path prob-
* Several residents seemed
open to creating a path out of
mulch, which would slow
down bikers as they empty
onto Pablo Road.
Reesh said in a telephone
interview Tuesday that resi-
dents should come to the
monthly meetings and express
their opinions so the trustees
can make better. decisions
based on what residents want.
The next meeting will be
held March 13 at 6 p.m. in the
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
Cont. from A-1
feature was used in the win
ning music video, title
"Something to Share," whict
starts out in black and white.
It's the musical tale of a little
girl who feels all alone in he
school until a group a girl:
befriends her, turning the filn
The winning documentary
focused on the homeless popu
lation of Jacksonville.
The students followed one o
the teachers at Ocean Palmn:
who volunteers with the home
less, and the film teaches abou
how to help such people.
After all the films were fin
ished and submitted, the clas
held a red-carpet viewing even
in April that rivaled the star
studded Academy Awards
Parents and their student
dressed up, to watch all sever
films from the two classes ii
the school cafeteria.
Eatmon said she is already,
planning for the 2006 Jin
Harbin festival, which has .
March submission deadline.
AB police, fire station 'inadequate'
Photo by LIZA MITCHELL
Demolition crews are bringing down the former Poncho &
Charlies Tek Mex Cantina and Breakwater apartment com-
, plex Monday to make way for.the mixed use development
Ocean Pointe at the corner of Beach Boulevard and A1A. A
former Texaco service station site on the southeastern cor-
ner of the intersection will also be included in the redevel-
opment. Ocean Pointe will feature garage parking and
75,000-square feet of commercial office space.
by JEFFREY MINTON
An architect who specializes
in police facilities has told
Atlantic Beach officials that
renovating the city's "inade-
quate, unfunctional" Public
Safety Building as planned will
not be enough to meet the
department's needs and that
the city should construct a new
facility roughly four times the
size of the current one.
But the estimated $5 million
price tag and a lack of available
land needed to build such a
structure has city officials at a
"'crossroads" of what to do.
The City Commission at a
Feb. 2 strategic planning meet-
ing discussed the city's options
for constructing a new police
facility. Options discussed
included relocating the
attached Jacksonville Fire and
Rescue Station to make room
for a new police building at the
current location, 850 Seminole
But while Police Chief David
Thompson at the meeting said
that moving the fire station
,..was ,,;i'ifeasible,," ,i.t he a rchi tect
said the "most cost effective
way" to go would be to build a
new facility on another piece
The approximately 4,900-
square-foot building includ-
ing the fire station was'con-
structed in 1987 when the
police force was much smaller
and the technology of the day
required less space. But the
growth of the city has' created a
need for more police officers,
staff and computer technology,
according to city officials. The
department currently has 29
sworn officers and 13 non-
sworn staff members and is
looking to add more positions.'
The department's dispatch
room is hot and cramped due
to the addition of newer dis-
patch computer equipment,
The commission last year
budgeted $475,000 to com-
plete the first of a two-phase
renovation project for the
But an architect who special-
izes in public safety and was
recently brought in to review
the city's renovation plans said
the police building needs more
Sewer: 3 of about 100 valves failed
Cont. from A-i
sewage has collected, forcing
the sewage into a pipe in the
right-of-way and eventually
to a treatment plant west of i
State Road A1A in Ponte
Becker said when the JEA
discussed the sewer project
before it was constructed, res-
idents were told that "if a
valve failed, it should fail in
the open position," thus
avoiding a backup.
Virginia Simpson said her
home had been hooked to the
new system for nine days Jan.
29 when she heard a telltale
"gurgle, gurgle, gurgle"
"The water was coming up
in the shower, so I yelled
throughout the house, 'No
one flush a toilet! No one use
the water!'" Simpson
explained in a telephone
interview Tuesday. '
A United Water employee
made a fix that evening,
SSimpson said, but by 2 p.m.
the next day, "the toilet
The problem was fixed that
day and has not recurred,
Simpson said, adding that the
repairmen gave two different
Explanations on why the
Doug McCutchen, project
director for JEA, which owns
the sewer system, said
Tuesday that Simpson's is one
of three chambers in which
valves have failed,' causing
He said he doesn't know
whether each of the failed
valves had the same problem
nor whether any others
might be expected to mal-
"This is JEA's first vacuum
sewer project, so we don't
have any data to draw
on," McCutchen said.
About 100 valves had been
installed by mid-January, he
The sewer replaces about
670 septic systems, and prop-
erty owners have about a year
to hook up to the system.
McCutchen said the three
valves were replaced, and the
chamber that contained sand
Don Boggs, director of grid
projects for JEA, said sand can
get into a chamber either dur- ;
ing construction "or if there's
a break someplace, which is
Although the collection
chamber at Simpson's home
is connected to that home
only, other chambers are con-
nected to two or more homes.
Simpson said because her
system backed up in the
hours between the two
than a renovation.
"They said "you have inade-
quate, unfunctional Public
Safety Building and if you
spend $1 million [renovating
it] you're still going to be left
with an inadequate, unfunc-
tional Public Safety Building,"
Thompson told commission-
ers. "They said you're better off
building a new facility... what's
here is probably not worth sav-
ing. We .probably need four
times the space we have." i
"But we don't have the land
to do that. There's not a lot of
land in the city and there's not
a place to go and build a new
Commissioners at the meet-
ing discussed possible loca-
tions to move the fire station
such as next to the Neptune
Beach Police Department or
somewhere along Mayport
Road to create more room.
That fire station, staffed by
Jacksonville firefighters, also
serves Neptune Beach.
But City Manager Jim
Hanson warned that moving
the fire station too far from the
center of the city could
increase response times to fires.
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repairs, she wonders how
quickly sewage would back
up if there were a similar fail-
ure on a chamber serving two
or more homes.
"We'd be like the people in
Marsh Landing and Dolphin
Cove," she said, referring to
some recent sewer problems
in another part of Ponte
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Commissioners also dis-
cussed ways to get more prop!
erty for a new police building.
"We're either talking emii
nent domain or annexation td
get more land," Commissioner
Mike Borno said, meaning that
the city could force the sale of
private land or annex an adjaL
cent portion of Jacksonville
along Mayport Road.
Hanson 'said the most diffil
-cult issue to resolve may b
finding funding for the proji
ect, which he said could only
be financed through a general
-Hanson is recommending
that the city take a "more
practical approach" by amendF
ing the renovation plans to
incorporate some of the archil
tect's suggestions and do thE
project in phases over three o,
four years, keeping the city;
"It's a large amount ol
money," Hanson said. "But thq
police department certain y,
needs it. It needs some help." .
The city staff will report bacl
to the commission this sum,
mer during budget meetings tc
discuss the issue further.
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photo by CHUCK ADAMI
Accotink Academy in
Ponte Vedra perform
Friday for parents and
friends. Based on a
book, Tacky the
Penguip, the play is
about a penguin that
doesn't follow the
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Public input needed
on moving AB police
The relocation of public safety facilities in Atlantic
Beach from their present location on Seminole Road
was broached during a recent strategic planning ses-
The move is being suggested to allow more room to
expand the police station. An architect has reportedly
advised the city that it would be wasting its money to
do a modest expansion that has been planned.
The fire station is manned by Jacksonville firefight-
ers and crews respond to calls in both Neptune Beach
and Atlantic Beach. It has been suggested the station
could be moved closer to Neptune Beach.
Another suggestion is that the police station, next
to the current fire station at the 5-way stop at
Seminole Road, could be moved.
Certainly, whether either or both public safety facil-
ities should be moved requires additional study.
In addition, substantive discussion must take place
in the community.
Additional input should be solicited before any
decisions or expenditures are committed. If more
space is required, those footing the bill must be cer-
tain the cost is really justified and that the result
serves the public's best interests.-
Letters to the editor:
funding in Jax
To the editor: restless nights as you contem-
. Given.your stand in our last plate the candidate's ability to
municipal election, I await exercise impartial judgment
with baited.breath your edito- in.the exercise of his duties in
rial excoriating carpet bagger the public interest.
John Peyton (recently of After all, we in Jacksonville
Ponte Vedra) for raising are a close knit small family
money from outside Duval community that has no need
ounty,-Porte'Vetlfa'Beaclyb"=bt' t dottSt ifltefftes: I
range Park, Tallahasseifr't, .Surely our political camn
Miamri, etc.) and, (gasp), out paigns should not be tainted
of state (Texas & Georgia). by money.
Surely the top industry Dick Stratton
groups contributing must also Atlantic Beach
cause your xenophobic soul
Municipalities have a
duty to keep housing
affordable for some
To the editor:
I am in total agreement
with the letter written by
Cindy Fankhouser last week
concerning the replacement
of apartments with condo-
In my opinion, a munici-
pality/city has an obligation
to all of its citizens not just
homeowners. I believe the
master code/zoning code
should include adequate pro-
visions for apartments/rental
units. If this keeps up, Atlantic
Beach will become exclusive
may be challenged down the
We are not a gated commu-
nity and what has always been
a city/neighborhood environ-
ment is enhanced by diversity.
I think they call it character.
Val Meigs, J.D., F.I.C.
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More letters to the editor:
Deputies must be able to locate
Roscoe addresses more quickly
To the editor.
My mother lives on the
Intracoastal on Roscoe
Boulevard in Ponte Vedra
Beach. Today, she witnessed sev-
eral young boys shooting rifles
and other types of, guns off of
their dock into the water, across
the water into the woods, and
over her property which is the
second house from their house.
She called the police to report
the boys shooting the guns to
see if this was legal in a neigh-
borhood and also while boats
are going by. The .police said
they would send someone out
to check it out.
She saw the police go by her
pw 4,i w,..Therpfore,t,sdh,
assumed tfiey did not have the
right address and passed the
correct one. The correct address
was 194N Roscoe Boulevard.
She assumed they might have
kept going to 194S Roscoe
Boulevard. This would not be
the first time the police did not
get the addresses correct (anoth-
er story I will explain below). A
few minutes later, my mother
saw the boys giving each other
high fives on the dock. Then
she saw them pull a 5 foot egret
out of the water that they shot
and killed. They started holding
the bird up and taking pictures
of each other holding it. My
mother then lost it and went
over to their property to
demand they give her the dead
bird so she would have the evi-
dence of the shot egret. They
refused to hand her the bird..
She also asked them to go inside
and get their parents. They all
went inside and she stood there
for a long time waiting.
Eventually; one of the boys
came back out because they
realized they left all of the guns
on the dock. She asked again
where' the parents were and he
said they were not there. All of
the boys got in their cars and
left the property, taking the bird
in the dead bird in the car with
them. My mother went back
inside and called the police
again to tell them if they had
gone to the right address, they
c9uld have prevented the bi r
ftopi being unnecessarily killed.I
The police sent someone to her
house to get her statement and
said that they would go over to
the right address, however, now
all of the boys had left the prop-
The other story I was referring
to about the police not having
the correct address is the other
situation happened over
approximately a six month peri-
od. My mom would be woken
up in the middle of the night,
on three different dates, by the
police knocking on her door at
191 North Roscoe. They asked
her to step outside in her paja-
mas because they claimed
someone called 911 from this
address. The first time it hap-'
pened she was confused and
startled. The second and third
time it made her angry and she
tried to explain to the police,
"Hey instead of wasting time
here you guys need to go down'
to 191 South to see if that is
who called. They might really
need you." My mom was really
concerned about this situation
thinking that there is someone
out -there calling 911 and the
police may not be responding
because they have the wrong
My concerns (and probably
most of the other residents on
Roscoe Boulevard) are:
1- The police do not appear
to understand that there is -a
North and South to the address-
someone ,d an ,mejrgecy.,,
would the residents of Palm
Valley get a prompt response?
2- Everyone my mother
asked with the police depart-
ment about the laws of shoot-
ing in her neighborhood she
received a different response.
Is it going to take a person
getting killed or injured by
someone shooting off of their
dock for someone to figure out
if this should be allowed in a
Also, if someone does need 911
assistance, will the police know
which address they should
respond to, North or South?
'1s this O.K. for a harmless bird
to get gunned down by some
young kids thinking that is fun?
Ponte Vedra Beach
Take a ride to see many
helped by religion here
To the editor,
Thank you for printing Mr.
Wilson's letter in the Feb 1
Beaches Leader. In our great
country, he has every right to
be heard. He warns us that
churchgoers and religious
groups waste exorbitant time
and talent that could be better
used "serving civilization." He
does not say how he "serves
civilization," but, giving him
the benefit of the doubt, I am
sure he does. In this world of
strife and grief, we have an
opportunity to be civil with
each other, even when we dis-
I disagree with Mr.
Wilson for these reasons.
Many people (Christian,
Jewish, Muslim, Atheists and
others) enjoy grouping togeth-
er to help others. My group of
"churchgoers" consists of
about 24 volunteers in the St
Vincent de Paul Society
(Beaches). We visit and assist,
annually, about 700 poor
Beaches families: (about
without regard to religion, race
or nationality. For 12 years, we
have provided love, rent/utili-
ty assistance, furniture and
guidance regarding other agen-
cies. With the kind and gener-
ous donations from the won-
derful people of the Beaches,
we provide (annually) a quar-
ter of a million dollars in goods
and services to Beaches fami-
lies-at an overhead of 5-7%.
Coming from a large family,
and, with my wife, raising a
large family-and serving in
our great Army for 40 years
(starting as a private)-l have
heard all Mr. Wilson's points. I
am also aware that when our`
Chaplain (priest) in the' 1st-
Infantry Division in Vietnam
in 1966 was killed in action, he
was not forcing religion on sol-
diers, but rather he was carry-
ing our precious wounded to a
helicopter. Similarly, just
before they died, the "Four
Catholic and Jewish) on board
the USS Dorchester in WW II
were not forcing religion on
the sailors-they were giving
their four life vests to the
If Mr. Wilson wants church-
es to pay taxes, he has the free-
dom to lobby Congress to
change the laws. If he wishes
to see what "church groups,"
do, I invite him to "ride with:
us", and see the faces of men,
women and children whom we'
help. Possibly, he can help us
and we can help him.
BG, US Army, ret:
Ponte Vedra Beach
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It was a landmark, my 10th
anniversary in December to
my current and final wife,
Dianne. This February 14th 1
really want to do something
unique and special. No ordi-
nary flowers, candy and dinner
for this year. After researching
the World Wide Web, I have
narrowed it down to seven
Where do [ start? Maybe I will
get my wife the "Adopt a Vine
Ultimate Gift for Wine Lovers!"
You have to be a millionaire to
own a vineyard, but for only
$68 I can purchase mv better
half a "complete vine!" -She gets
her name on a plate (hopefully
made of light weight material)
attached to the vine. We get
two glasses of wine if we ever
visit her vine, in England!
How about this Cupid spe-
cial? $52 gets a "Chocolate
..Eountain" to present to my
-,Valentine. Load'it with Belgian
'Chocolate and turn it on.
Seconds later you get a moun-
tain of warm melted heaven on
earth ready for dipping. The
skinny girl in the ad is pushing
giant strawberries into the lus-
cioug brown lava. The slender
model reminds us that it is all
"Wonka-Esque!" Sorry Charley!
Another unique choice is to
name a rose after your sweet-
Iearq. For ,a mere $35,you.can
hve a,pF me atta hed t9ga,- up
tiul rose, I can see buying a
dozen Michelles or Amandas,
but a rose named Butch or Peter
would not smell so sweet. I
think Shakespeare would agree.
But wait, I can have a star
named after my wife. You also
get a sky chart to see where your
heavenly body is. This is one I
am not going to recommend to
my cousin Fred over in the
Panhandle. I can hear him now,
"Y'all look up there, that's Mars
and over there is Venus. Oh,
and there is Saturn and just to
the left is Fannie Jean!" Keep
moving on Captain Kirk! That
star is where no man ever wants
A man can get his special
Valentine something on a budg-
et. A mere $17 gets a personal-
ized chocolate card sent to her.
Of course after she says "Awww"
when she reads the mushy
inscription, them she can say
"Mmmm" as she eats your
The most economical item I
found was the exclusive "Heart
Shaped Frying Pan" for only
$8.81. The ad shows an egg
over easy being prepared. As
cute and inexpensive as it looks,
this is the kind of present that
my Mama used to call "the gift
of work!" The way to her heart
is not spending more time in
The web site. I discovered my
final choice on, must have
worked a deal out with that
great American Astronaut, Neil
Armstrong. Although I really
doubt that the first man to walk
on the moon, gave these folks
permission to sell it off. The
price isn't bad however, only
$35 for a Lunar acre. My wife's
name would appear on the deed
for a section of "Eternal
You know what? I'm ordering
all the stuff for her. She's worth
it. It'll be our seven days of
Valentines, starting with that
grape .vine adoption and the
mini chocolate factory. She'll
have a star and a rose named
Dianne with two Ns and when
the frying pan gets here, I'll,
cook up the heart shaped eggs.
Wait a minute, what is this
about allowing four to six weeks
delivery? Thisis anoutrage! Oh
well, like they say in College
Football, wait till next year!
Now what did I do with that
florist's number? Wonder if the'
Wal-Greens still has a good
selection of candy. Hey they
might even have them on sale
by now, Plus I 'have to make
dinner reservations. Yep, this
Valentine's is going.to be unique
February 8, 20006 The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader Page 5A
More letters to the editor:
To the editor-
This is in- response to an
opinion writer Feb 3
about:"Lifeguards on beach go
overboard." He requested that
anyone with insight, please
respond. I've been an ocean res-
cue lifeguard for over 20 years,
so here;s my answer.
When I first lifeguarded here
in Duval County, right after HS,
The American Red Cross
Volunteer Lifesavings Corps at
Jacksonville Beach, trained and
guarded all of Duval County's
beaches, except Neptune. Now,
each city pays and operates
their own ocean rescue life-
guards; the Navy pays and
maintains their own' guards on
the Navy Base, the City of
Jacksonville has Huguenot and
Hanna Park, Atlantic Beach,
Neptune, and Jacksonville
Beach all train their own life-
guards. So there may be some
different training for
guards. Only a new or rookie
lifeguard would be" blowing his
whistle and flapping his arms
like a seagull on speed, trying
to get the attention of a swim-
Since I work at Atlantic and
Jacksonville beaches, I can only
cite and explain our procedures
and training of our lifeguards.
At Jacksonville and Atlantic
Beach we train all our guards to
watch all bathers closely and
especially the young/small peo-
ple that may get in trouble in
the dangerous ocean currents.
When we see a swimmer that is
swimming freestyle and in no
trouble, we don't bother them.
Occasionally, a new rookie life-
guard .ma.yge." worried i-f'_al
es.'mtner goe out,.to6 (a
because most ocean swimmers
stay close to shore. Most life-
guard chairs on the beach have
radios and an experienced
guard will radio to a rookie if he
hears or sees a lifeguard acting
"strangely". A simple "what are
you blowing at? is all we ask in
this situation. The experienced
lifeguard or an officer will then
instruct the rookie what to do
or not do. If the lifeguard has a
true emergency, all you hear is
a short whistle, then you will
see a flag drop, and the life-
guard will be off his/her chair
and go make the rescue. "When
in doubt, GO!" is our motto.
I strongly agree with the
writer that "Mother Nature will
be the only one to decide
where or how long I swim."
All of Duval County is open
beach and you may swim
whenever/where ever you want
and no lifeguard will prevent
you from entering the water.
All our lifeguards are trained to
protect all swimmers and
beachgoers from any hazards in
the ocean or on the beach.
As to all those new
beach/ocean warning flags,
that's what they are designed to
do, warn you of hazardous
ocean conditions. Green is
calm conditions, Yellow is
moderate oceani hazards/cur-
rents, Red is dangerous ocean
conditions, Purple is dangerous
Marine lifein the water, Double
red flags is, yeN as the writer
says "The Water is Closed." The
actual warning states: "Water
Closed to Public." More
detailed explanations of the
flag warning system is placed at
the beach access, about every 5
blocks. If you have any ques-
tions about the ocean condi-
tions just ask the lifeguard.
Since the lifeguards are the
only ones that post the warn-
ing flag, the absent of any
warning flags doesn't mean the
ocean is safe but means there is
no lifeguards on duty. Again
this is only.a warning and only
the Ocean Rescue Captain or
the city official in charge of
*beach safety will have permis-
sion to fly the close water warn-
ing flags. If you still go in the
water when these flags are fly-
ing, we will come to where you
are, usually' in our trucks, and
warn you about the dangerous
ocean. The only time I've seen
the ocean/beach actually closed
and strictly enforced as closed
is when the hurricane was near
us about 8 / 9 years ago. The
only other reason to warn you
to get out of the water or to
come in, when you are obvi-
ously a good swimmer, is when
we see sharks in the ocean.
I agree 100 percent that th(
ocean should be-respected, no
We will be training nem
ocean rescue lifeguards ir
February at Jacksonville Bead
and March at Atlantic Bead
and I guarantee that if I see an
of our rookies acting like th'
lifeguards you describe their
will ne out of the chair in ar
instant. If you see or think an
of our lifeguards are not acting
professionally or have an'
complaints about them, pleas
tell the officer or Captain of th,
Ocean rescue beach who ar
usually riding in the truck or a
their lifeguard station.
Lifeguards are well
trained not to bother
beachgoers except to
protect public safety
I have been a proponent of electoral fair-
ness for some years; I don't envision that
elected officials will be better with single-
member representation, only that they
won't be any worse than what we endured
during the Meserve decade when
Commissioners had two constituencies,
the voters on the east side of town and the
Big Navy lobby.
I don't believe city staff need be
involved in researching the electoral sys-
tem except for city attorney Alan Jensen.
There exists a pool of educated people in
Atlantic Beach, including numerous teach-
ers and lawyers, who can craft a proposal
for the voters to vote on in November.
Mayor Don Wolfson, who deserves cred-
it for campaigning this fall for electoral
reform, appears to be hedging his bets by
proffering a mix of seven district and at-
Unfortunately, Mr. Wolfson's complex
model would continue to dilute the vote
of west Atlantic BeaclA citizens; for exam-
ple, Mr. Wolfson's mix could produce a
Commission comprised of four officehold-
ers residing in Oceanwalk and a single
officeholder residing in Marsh Oaks or the
Button Park area.
Ponte Vedra Beach Coalitiqn will
hold a public meeting Feb. 27
to discuss park plans and more
To the editor:
The first meeting of the
Ponte Vedra Coalition for 2006
included a presentation of
Neighborhood Bill of Rights
that excited our membership.
Association representatives are
taking the information back to
their members 'and are arrang-
ing to have more presentations
to other area groups.
improved participation in deci-
sions affecting their neighbor-
hoods would be granted legal
standing in decisions 'that may
impact their community. This
concept would insure
Associations receive notifica-
tion, have the opportunity to
review pre-application plans,
and participation in meetings
from the earliest stages of dis-
cussion with county staff. We
learned that Jacksonville has
adopted a Neighborhood Bill
of Rights, resulting in
between the public, the city,
and developers. Simply put, it
is a bill that empowers the pub-
lic to be on a level playing field
The Coalition Board of
Directors looks forward to fur-
ther discussion and analysis on
fi^ fo6cm'blsh sbn'hWYitfi-"
as beAM'cir" '"as'M :'tr
Neighborhood Bill of Rights for
all citizens of St. Johns County'.
It is difficult to imagine any
commissioner not champi-
oning the design of an ordi-
nance to bring this beneficial
concept to their constituents.
The Executive' Board of the
Ponte Vedra Coalition is look-
ing forward to the New Year.
We will bring issues that are
important to our community'
to the forefront. We will offer a
forum for the exchange of
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ideas to improve and protect
our quality of life.
Our Feb. 27 meeting (PV
Library at 10 a.m.), will include
a presentation from the Ponte
Vedra Athletic Association
describing' their plans for the
Corner Stone Community
Center when the county' takes
possession of the 'New
Beginnings Church buildings.
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interested County residents to
Ponte Vedra Beach
Only Commissioner Dezmond Waters
appears to understand how alienating the
present system is for voters on the west
side and how previous Commissions have
turned a blind eye to needs on the west
At-large representation violates some of
the most basic principles of American gov-
ernment and history, including "no taxa-
tion without representation" and "one
person, one vote." In practice, the present
system in AB is tilted in favor of well-off
white elites who live on the east side of
towri and it dilutes the vote of the racially
and ethnically diverse people of modest
means who live on the west side of town.
My proposal is a simple one: four district
seats, following the lines of the present
voting precincts until the 2010 Census,
and a mayor elected at-large who will rep-
resent the interests of the community "as
a whole," which the present at-large sys-
tem clearly does not.
How we get to this structure can be dis-
cussed, but anything less is undemocratic.
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NOTICE TO PUBLIC
February 12, 2006
NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO CONSOLIDATED PLAN-ACTION PLAN
24 CFR Part 91.505 requires an amendment be made to.the Consolidated Plan-Action Plan whenever
changes occur in the way the jurisdiction carries out its activities, and the changes be made available for
public comment. In compliance with this regulation, the City of Jacksonville's Community Development
Division of the Planning and Development Department announces the following revisions that may include
the use of program income and unexpended balances remaining from completed or cancelled projects
approved in previous years:
Jacksonville Economic Development Commission (JEDC)- $25,000- CDBG program income funds will
be used to pay the loan servicing fees for loans originated with CDBG funds.
I. M. Sulzbacher- $21,500 CDBG funds will be used for administrative cost for programs at the homeless
shelter located at 611 E. Adams Street. Funds will be allocated from reprogrammed funds.
Family Nurturina Center of Florida $12.000- CDBG reprogrammed funds will be used for renovations to the
Family Nurturing facility located at 133 W. 9th Street, in the Springfield Neighborhood. The Family Nurturing
Center provides services to disadvantaged young children and families.
Springfield Facade Program $132,099.15- Jacksonville Housing Commission (JHC) is proposing to transfer
$132,099.15 from HUD Activity # 3027 Springfield Historic Acquisition and Rehabilitation Program (SHARP)
to the Springfield Fagade Program HUD Activity #3026 for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation activities
within the Historic Springfield District. JHC ended the Springfield Initiatives Programs and these funds are
being reqllcated to assist the remaining 15 low and moderate-income homeowners who are currently
awaiting repbbilitation assistance in Springfield. Eligible rehabilitation activities include, but are not limited to,
the following: Roofing, Porches, Windows, Exterior Doors, Exterior Paint, Structural Repairs, and Lead-Based
Paint Terg & Remediation.
Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Areas (Project #002680) $700,000:
These CDBG funds will be reprogrammed to the following projects:
I. M. Sulzbacher $150,000- CDBG funds will be allocated to this project for building renovations. An
additional $110,250 of reprogrammed CDBG funds will also be added to the original budget of $375,000 to
assist with the total renovation cost of $635,000.
The Jacksonville Housing Commission has allocated the remaining $550,000 in CBDG funds to the agencies
listed below under CFR 92.9, designated by the HOME Investment Partnerships program and certified them
as Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) to carry out neighborhood revitalization
activities. These activities are eligible under 570.204 (a)(1)(2)(iii).
Metro North, CDC $150,000- CDBG funds will be used for development subsidies for new home
construction of affordable housing for low to moderate income persons in the Brentwood Neighborhood area.
Northwest Jax., CDC $200,000- CDBG funds will be use for development subsidies for new home
construction of affordable housing for low to moderate income persons in the 29* and Chase Neighborhood
Habitat Resources of Duval County, Inc. $200,000- CDBG funds will be used for material cost for new
home construction of affordable housing for low to moderate income persons city-wide.
The original Consolidated Plan-Action Plan is available for review at the Community Development Division,
128 East Forsyth Street,. Suite 600, Jacksonville, Florida 32202, and all public libraries. Comments from
affected citizens regarding:the revisions are welcome and should be submitted in writing to Kenneth M.
Pinnix, Chief, Community Development Division at the above address no later than March 13. 2006. Once
the 30-day comment period has passed, these activities will be amended into the document.
Michael J. Saylor, AICP
Director of Planning & Development Department
To the editor:
It is no surprise that some members of
the Atlantic Beach Commission want to
maintain the status quo regarding the
present. at-large electoral system as evi-
denced in the Feb. 3 Leader story by Jeffrey
)t Commissioner Mike Borno wants to
postpone a Nov. 2006 referendum on sin-
w gle-member districts because he believes
n that voters would be overwhelmed with
h two referenda on the ballot at the same
h time .(the other referendum being about
y building height limits).
e This position represents progress on Mr.
y Borno's part since the last time the issue
n came up he was opposed to any change.
y, And; it is worth remembering that Mr.
g Borno told the audience at the fall 2005
y candidate debate that he wants more par-
e ticipation in local government, which will
e be the case if voices from the west side are
e actually at the table and voting.
t Commissioner Sylvia Simmons also
favors the status quo because of her con-
cerns that the quality of candidates might
v suffer with district representation and
h because city staff already have a full plate
researching a height-limits referendum.
"Status quo does not work
Atlantic Beach could elect 4 commissioners
from district and mayor could run citywide
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Police Beat .
,~rl~ ^ ., '.. I, L.
Christin Hart Kennedy, 22
of Atlantic Beach was arrested
and charged with possession
of cocaine and possession of
controlled substance Jan. 31
in the 1600 block of Duttor
Island Road West, according
to a police report.
John A. Sawyer, 61, o:
Atlantic Boulevard was arrest
ed and charged with posses.
sion of crack cocaine Feb. 1 in
the 2200 block of' Florida
Boulevard, according to
Willie James Allen III, 37, o:
Neptune Beach was arrested
on a' warrant and charged
with grand theft Feb. 4 in the
1100 block of Atlantic
Boulevard, according to
+' ', .';', :o '
Numerous tools with a
combined value of ove:
$4,100 were reported stolen
from a utility trailer Feb. 5' ir
the 1500 block of Third
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Steven Lamar Rippstein, 30
of Jacksonville Beach was
arrested and charged witt
possession of cocaine Feb. (
in the 1100 block of Seagate
Avenue, according to a police
A wallet was reported stolen
from a business Feb. 4 in the
1200 block of Atlanti
Three golf bags containing
golf clubs valued at a comr
bined $5,200 were reported
stolen from the garage of a
residence Feb. 3 in the 800
block of First Street.
A residential burglary was
reported Feb. 4 in the 20(
block of Davis Street.
A vehicle's window wa:
reported smashed Feb. 2 ir
the 1100 block of Seagat
A license. tag to, a vehicle
was reported stolen Feb. 2 in
the 1800 block of Nightfall
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PONTE VEDRA BEACH
An industrial accident ir
the 100 block of Fairway Parn
Blvd. on Jan. 31 resulted ir
non-life threatening injuries:
to a workman, according to
, On Jan. 31, an employee of
I a concrete company was
a injured following a fall at a
a worksite in the 100 block ol
Royal Tern Road S. The vic-
a tim was transported to Baptisi
g Medical Center-Beaches for
treatment of non-life threat-
A Ponte Vedra resident was
i charged with aggravated bat.
a tery on a person over 65 or
a Feb. 2. According to the
police report, the victim state
ed that he passed a vehicle
stopped on State Road A!A
f and was followed to his home
1 by the other driver. The drive
er, identified as James Tribble
e King, 37, approached the vic
c tim and a verbal argument
a ensued, according to police.-
OL O '
a regarding a broken sliding
r glass door were reported by a
i resident of Jackson Avenue on
a Feb. 3. According to the
I police report, the victim stat
ed that children had beer
playing in an adjacent area
, during the time period when
s the door was broken. The
i door appeared to have beer
6 struck by an unknown object
S On, Feb.' 5, 'a resident o
Villa del Mar Drive reported
a that sometime between Feb. 4
e and Feb. 5 someone hac
c entered the residence while
the resident was not at home
According to the police
g report, the deputy found
second-story screen priec
J open and a window pushed
a open. There were signs of
D damage to a tree adjacent tc
the residence. Nothing was
D Criminal mischief at a con
struction site in the 400 block
of AIA N was reported on Feb
s 5. According to the police
a report, estimated damage to
e concrete post and a window
and screen was $500.
l Russell Paul Brown, 49, a
transient, was arrested Feb. ;
and charged ,vith ..ggravatec
assault on a' homeless womar
in the 100 block of Boardwall
i N. Witnesses told police tha
k Brown approached the
i woman while she was sitting
s on the : boardwalk and
a accused her of stealing $130
He was heard telling the vic-
f tim that he would beat her up
s or stab her. Brown pulled a
a knife from his back pocket
f and unfolded the blade which
- was partially serrated and
t pointed it at the victim. The
r victim said she was in fear for
- her life and felt Brown would
have stabbed, her if the wit-
nesses had not called police,
according to a police report.
I Jason Royd Goodm an, 27,
' of ,Jacksonville Beach, was
- arrested Feb. 2 and charged
e with aggravated battery with
a deadly weapon and tamper-
e ing with evidence, in the 400
- block of 7th St. N., according
e to police. A victim told police
- that he found all the tires on
t his vehicle were flattened
after he spent the night at a
friend's apartment. Goodman
s and two. other suspects
' appeared on the north side of
the apartment building at
i about 8 a.m. while the victim
e was looking at the damage to
- his car and hit him.
i Goodman and the two other
a men began chasing a second
a victim with a small, red base-
e ball bat, according to police.
i-The victim was tackled and
. landed on his stomach where
one of the suspects grabbed.
his neck from behind and
f tried to strangle him, police
J reported. Goodman struck
4 him with the bat while the
I suspects hit and kicked him,
e the report said. The bat was
-. later recovered in a trash can
e near the site of the attack,
a according to a police report.
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A laptop computer, digital
f camera and two gold neck-
? laces were reported stolen
s Feb. 2 from a home in the
.1000 block of 10th St. N.
There were no signs-of forced
- entry but it appeared the
k unknown suspect could have
gained access through a pet
e door. The total loss is estimat-'
a ed at $1,000.
Danielle Latoya Owens, 18,
of Jacksonville Beach was
arrested Feb. 2 and charged
a with employee theft at a busi-,
7 ness..in. the 700 block., of,
SMarsh. Landing, Parkway,
i' according to police. Owens
k was voiding" customer trans-
t actions to pocket a tqtal of
e $929.56, according to a police
Rickie Oceanus Currelley,
35, of Jacksonville was arrest- *
ed Feb. 1 and charged with a
warrant for attempted second Michael Robert Bond, 21, of
degree murder and possession Jacksonville was arrested Feb.
and sale of a controlled sub- 6 and charged with posses-
stance in the 600 block of 4th sion of a controlled substance
Ave. S., according to police in the 2000 block of J. Turner
reports. Currelley was Butler Blvd., according to
observed in a vehicle by police. Two pills were found
police who confirmed the in the console of his vehicle
warrant with the Atlantic following a traffic stop,
Beach Police Department and according to a police report.
initiated a traffic stop. A
search of his person revealed *
4.49 grams of crackcocaine in A strong armed robbery was
his right sock, according to a reported Feb. 5 in the 600
police report. block of 1st St. N. The 41-
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Alvara Alexis Varela-Franco,
40, of Ponte Vedra Beach, was
arrested Feb.' 3 and charged
with carrying a concealed
firearm in the 100 block of 1st
St. S., police reported. A
loaded 9 mm handgun was
found in the glove box fol-
lowing a routine traffic stop,
according to a police report.
Wendi Christine Pierce, 33,'
of Jacksonville was arrested
Feb. 4 and charged with pos-
session of cocaine in the 900
block of 8th Ave. S.., accord-
ing to police. Pierce was
observed sleeping in a vehicle
and police found a pipe con-
taining cocaine residue,
according to a police report.
Gunshots were reported
Feb. 5 in the 1800 block of
Evans Drive. Neighbors heard
two gunshots and shotgun
patterns were observed on a
2002 Dodge Caravan parked
in a driveway. A shell casing
was also found.
. Two bottles of prescription
medication and $128 in cash
were reported stolen from a
vehicle Feb. 5 in the 2300
block of Coste Verde Blvd. A
expletive was also scratched
into the passenger door.
Damage was -estimated at
Mark Allen Meyers, 42, of
Jacksonville Beach was arrest-
ed Feb. 5 and charged with
possession and sale of a con-
trolled substance in the' 200
block of 10th Ave.,, NW,
according to police. Meyers
was creating a disturbance by
yelling at passing cars, police
reported.: Two .pills were
found in a matchbox in his
left pocket, police said, and
he appeared to be under the'
Joseph Mitrick, administra-
tor of Baptist Medical Center
Downtown, has joined
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida's, board of
directors. He ia also on the
board of Health America
Credit Union and Northeast
Florida Center for Community
and Justice. Mitrick is an assis-
tant chairman for First Aid
Services at -the Players,'
Championship and is a past
chairman of the Jacksonville
Regional Chamber of
Commerce Beaches Division.
Mitrick and his family reside in
Stockton Real Estate is host-
ing the 1st Good Life
Invitational for the benefit of
The Ronald McDonald House
of Jacksonville on Monday,
May 22 at Queen's Harbour
Yacht & Country Club.
Reservations for teams and
sponsors are under way. The
Ronald McDonald House of
Jacksonville offers temporary
lodging and support services to
families of children being
treated in-local medical facili-
ties. To reserve space for your
team or become a sponsor,
please call Jennifer Heller or
Erica Parker at 904.473.1278. \
The First Coast
(FCMA) will hold its 2006
Trade Show on Feb. 27 at the
University Center 112000
Alumni Drive) ,at the
University of North Florida
from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Over 60
area manufacturers and FCMA
associate members will display
their company products and,
services. In addition, there will
be a display and information,
regarding FCMA's Jacksonville
Lean Consortium. The show is
free to the public. Door prizes
will be awarded and food ven-
dors will be on hand. FCMA is
a trade association serving
Northeast Florida and
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William Earl Caldwell
William Earl Caldwell, 97,
died Feb. 5, 2006. He graduated
from the University of Georgia,
where he was a member of the
Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Family members include his
daughter, Liboria (Pete)
Dechant; grandchildren, John
McDonald, Patrick McDonald,
Mandy (Mark) Gallant and Earl
McDonald and great-grand-
daughter, Areanna Gallant.
He was predeceased by his
wife, Liboria Caldwell in 1995.
A graveside service will be
held 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 in
In lieu of flowers make dona-
tions to The American Red.
Cross, 751 Riverside Ave. #100,
Jacksonville, FL 322041.
Arrangements 'handled by
Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home .
Mary C. Flynn
Mary C.- Flynn, 86, died Feb.
2, 2006 at her residence in,
Jacksonville Beach. She was,
born Dec. 2, 1919 in
She was a member of St.
Paul's Catholic Church.
Family members include her
husband of 55 years, John;
sons, John (Pat) Flynn of
Jacksonville, Michael (Nancy)
Flynn of Jacksonville Beach;
daughters, Marvellen Flynn of
South Windsor, CT, Peggy
(Tom) Asselin of Palm Harbor,
FL, Jean (John) Murphy of,
Frank Grey, 90, longtime res-
ident of Jacksonville Beach,
died Feb. 5, 2006. He was born
in Welch, WV on Oct. 1, 1915.
He served his country honor-
ably for over 20 years in the US
Air Force, including being a
prisoner of War in Germany for
2 1,2 years. He was awarded
the Distinguished Flying Cross
and Purple Heart as well as
many other awards. He spent
his retirement years in Florida
raising his family and was mar-
ried to his wife Dorothy for 61
years. They were members of
First Christian Church of the
Beaches for over 50 years.
In addition to his wife, he is
survived by three children,
Lindsey and wife Sharon Grey,
William F. Grey, both of
Jacksonville Beach and Jane
Freehold, NJ; grandchildren,
"Justin and Amy Flynn, Michael
and Stephen Murphy.
,. A visitation was held Feb. 3
in Quinn-Shalz, A Family.
Funeral Home. A Mass sof
Christian Burial was celebrated
Feb. 4 in St. Paul's Catholic
Church, of Jacksonville Beach
with the Reverend William
Kelly officiating. Interment
followed in Arlington 'Park
Arrangements handled by
Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6 8
p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at
Home, 1701 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville Beach. The funer-'
and husband Jesse Painter oi..ia.a'sewvice will be Friday at First.
Lynchburg; VA,'.six grandch.lrr hritianCht.'hr. d,-tthd.
dren, Michael, Fredrick, Carly, Beaches at 10 a.m. Burial will"
Timothy, Matthew and Angela, follow at Riverside Memorial
great-grandchild, Lauren V. Park in Jacksonville.
Grey and other loving family
Claudia Ann Land Roalstad,
57, of'Jacksonville Beach, died
Feb. 3, 2006. She was born Dec.
28, 1948. in Minneapolis,
Minnesota to Melvin 0. Land
and the late Lucille Marie'
She graduated from
Columbia Heights High School,
*in 1966 and was employed at
Wal-Mart in Jacksonville as a
customer service iepresenta-
Family members include her
sons, Andrew, Charles and
Joseph Larsen; ten grandchil-
Phillip Joseph ,Roybal, -93,
died on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006.
He was born in Las Cruces,
New Mexico 6on March 19,
1912. He was raised through-
out the cities of New Mexico.
He served in the United
States Navy and New Mexico
National Guard. During World
War II, he served in the Pacific
Theatre at the submarine base
Pearl Harbor. Before moving to
Jacksonville in 1998, he was a
lifelong resident of Hillsboro,
Joyce Gfissom Smith, age 73,
died Wednesday,. Feb. 1, 2006
at home with her family by her
side. She.was-born in Jackson,.
TN'to rantilta nd- MJgue r te
Grissom. Sh 'bv*as 'raised in' St.
'Augustine before moving ,in
1956 to Jacksonville Beach. .
She is survived by her hus-
band, Roy Smith; daughters,
Deborah Smith, Robin Conlev
and Annmarie Smith; 2 grand-
dren and father, Melvin 0.
Land. She was predeceased by.
her mother, Lucille and her.
brothers, Michael and
- A memorial service was held
Feb. 5th in the chapel of
Quinn-Shalz, A Family Funeral
In. lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Leukemia
.Society, 7077 Bonneval Rd.,
#610, Jacksonville, FL 32216.
Arrangements handled, by
Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home.
New Mexico, where he was a
master craftsman, specializing
in the renovation of early New
Mexico-stvle adobe homes. He
was a member of the Hillsboro
volunteer -fire department,
Water Works, reserve sheriff
deputy and also served as a
Sierra county commissioner.
He is survived by four sisters,
Annie Anderson, Julia Murphy
and Mary Lucy Moreno of
Albuquerque, NM. Clara
Williams of California, his only
son, who he resided with in
Jacksonille, Raymond Phillip
.. and wife, Elizabeth; two grand-
children, Edward Phillip of
Santa Fe, NM,. and Diana
Elizabeth of Jacksonville; and
twp great grandchildren,
Shawn Michael and Justin
Patrick of Santa Fe,'NM.
The burial of Phillip Roy'bal
will be scheduled at the
National Cemetery in Santa Fe,
NMI. Contact the family for
Arrangements by Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home, 170.1
S-Beach Blvd. Jacksonville Beach.
sons, John and ,Christopher
Conley. A rosary service was
held Sunday and Monday at St.
Paul's Gatholic Chuich.on Park
Stueet sBq[ ingrjib.J'afksoriviM
Inumnment" to take place at'a
later date at San Lorenzo
Catholic Cemetery in St.
Arrangements by Craig
Funeral Home and Crematory.
St. Augustine. .
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Louise Bell, 89, a 50-year res-
ident of Jacksonville Beach,
died, Friday, Feb. 3, 2006.
She lived her life with a quiet
grace and dignity,accoiding to
family. She is survived by her
sons and daughters, grandchil-
dren, great grandchildren,
extended families and friends.
Contributions in her memo-
ry may be made to Montverde
Academy, 17235 Seventh
Street, Mlonteverde, FL 34756,
Community Hospice of
Northeast FL, 4266 Sunbeam
Road, Jax., FL 32257, or to a
charity of the donors choice.
A private service to honor,
and celebrate her life will be
held in Panama City.
Arrangements handled by
Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home.
George Buttemiller I
George Buttemiller, M.D., 92,
of Ponte Vedra Beach, formerly,
of Lake Forest and Libertyville,
IL, died Jan. 30, 2006 at Vicar's
Dr. Buttemiller was a gradu-
ate of the University of
Cincinnati and the Chicago
Medical School. He served in
the Army Medical Corps in
\WVII. He engaged in the pri-
vate practice of medicine in
Libertyville, Illinois from after
the war until his retirement in
Dr. Buttemillet was preceded
in death by his first wife,
Beverly; his wife of 33 years,'
Audrey Wilson Buttemiller,
M.D.; and a stepson, Jeremy..
He is survived by two children,;
Robert and Beverly Gay, and,
two stepchildren, Peter and:
Jonathan Wilson. Services
were private. Arrangements by
Craig Funeral Home and
Crematory in St. Augustine.
Irma.Knight Webb, 89, 'died
Jan. 31., 2006 in Jacksonville
Beach following a brief illness.
Born on July 25, 1916 to
Clarence Mifflin Baltimore
Knight and Irma Philipp
Knight in Baltimore, MD;, she
was the last surviving member,
of this family.
She was a member, of the'
Hodges Boulevard Piesbyteiian
Church while living in
Jacksonville for the past. 10.
years. While living in
Emmitsburg, MD for over 25,
years she was Sectetary of the
.local high school. She held
leadership capacities in PTA,
church and the community.
According to her family, she
painted a picture with words
like no other and loved to trav-
'el. She was married Aug. 1,
1934 in Fort Howard, MD and
family members include her
husband of 71 years Frank;
daughters, Terree Webb (Bob)
Hays, of Jacksonville, Carolyn
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
The Neptune Beach. Senior Activity Center in
partnership with the. Arthritis Foundation,
Healthy Jacksonville, the Duval County Health
Department, the Florida Department of Health,
and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will
offer the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
]through March 30. This eight-week- exercise
class is offered every Tuesday and Thursday'from
1 p.m.-2 p.m. at no charge.
The Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center in
cooperation with AARP Tax-Aide is offering free
tax preparation and electronic tax filing for mid-
dle- and low-income tax payers with special atten-
tion to those ages 60 and older. This assistance is
being offered every Friday through April 14 from
noon to 4 p.m. Each tax filer is requested to
bring current tax forms, W-2 forms, a copy of last
year's tax return, unemployment compensation
statements, .SSA-1099, all 1099 forms (miscella-
neous income), all receipts, cancelled checks, and
any other pertinent information if itemizing
deductions. This service is being offered on a first
come first serve basis- no appointments necessary.
Digital Photo Class
An "Introduction to Digital Photography" will
be offered on Monday, Feb. 13 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
at the Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center. The
session will cover rudimentary concepts in today's
digital world of photography. Reservations are
required with the class limited to four partici-
pants. All attendees are asked to bring their own
cameras, new fresh batteries, all accessory power
cords, instruction manual, and camera software.
The Center will furnish computers for download-
ing and, Internet access. Fee for the class is $5 per
The Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center will
host a 50's Party Feb. 10 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. A
covered dish to share with. friends should be
brought and those attending are invited to wear
bobby socks, poodle skirts, saddle shoes, or letter
sweaters for the evening.. Pam Kish will perform
with popular hits of the era.
If you bought or received a new computer dur-
ing the holidays, new classes are forming at the
Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center. The six
week course for Beginners is scheduled on
Tuesday or Wednesdays starting this week from
10 a.m. to noon. There is limited seating in these
classes. Pre-registration is a must.
The Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center is
located at 2004 Forest Avenue and is open to all.
Call 270-1688 for information.
Jackson James, of Carbondale,
CO and Frances Webb
CunZeman. (Joseph) /of
Westminster, MD, 5 grandchil-
dren and 11 great grandchil-
In lieu of flowers donations
may be made to Hodges
Church. 4140 Hodges Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32224.
A memorial service will be
held 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11,
in the Hodges Boulevard
Piesbytetian Church, with
Reverend Joe Albright officiat-
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Scrapbooking class: A cre-
ative memories scrapbooking
class will be held from 9 to 11
a.m. at the Adele Grage Cultural
Center, 716 Ocean Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach. Admission is
free. Call 247-5828 or 655-2682
Newcomers: Newcomers of
the Beaches, an organization
for women who are new to the
area, will have a luncheon at 11
a.m. at the Casa Marina Hotel,
691 1st St. -N., Jacksonville
Beach. Call Maggie Penn at 904-
998-2331 for information.
Women's Connection: The
Connection will have a lunch-
eon from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
at the Jacksonville Golf and
Country Club on Hodges
Boulevard; The cost is'$17. Call
221-4536 for information.
Lloyd, marine life professor and
diver, from noon to 1 p.m. in
the Beaches Branch Library's
community room. The program
is free and open to the public.
Bring a bag lunch; beverages,
will be provided. Call 241-1142
for information. ,
Meet and greet: The
Scandinavian American Society
of the South will have a "meet.
and greet" at Deercreek
Country Club, 7816 McLaurin
Road N., starting with appetiz-
ers and cocktails at 6 p.m. and
dinner at 7 p.m. Call Darleen
Hutto at 725-1665 or Anna
Large at 743-2214 or informa-
Saturday, Feb. 11
Evolution of birds; "The
Insatiable Appetite," the evolu-
tion of birds and their diet, will.
be shown at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
today, and at 10 a.m. Feb. 12, at
Guana Tolomato Matanzas
National Estuarine Research
Jerick Johnson will sign auto-
graphs and pose for photos. The
event is open to the public.
American Legion: American
Legion Auxiliary Unit 316, 1127
Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach,
will hold a dinner dance.
Chicken-fried steak will be
served at 5 p.m., followed by a
cake walk at 8 p.m. Call 249-
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Stand By Your Man: The Red
Hat Foxes will go to the'
Alhambra to see "Stand By Your
Man." The cost is $34. R.S.V.P.
Forget me not: The Disabled
American Veterans, Chapter 60
and Auxiliary Unit 6, will solic-
it donations for their "Forget
Me Not" campaign. Call 904-
794-1944 or 904-687-8777 for
Yoga basics: A yoga basics
class will be held Saturdays
through March 11
at Ocean Yoga, 60
J! I Call 742-4582 for
-~~ aSS naS~S o
.-J. : i --J 3 ArtFusion:
SATO Families" is held
t if from noon to 4
MARCBH 4 1 p.m.' at the
1 AM 3P Jacksonville
Modern Art, 333
N. Laura St.,
Ashile Johnson at
sion 207, for
AcRoss AMIERCA '
Dr. Seuss's Birthday Read-a-Thon in celebration of "Read Across
Day" will be held Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
Branch Library, 600 Third St., Neptune Beach. Visit with the Cat-in
the Grinch, and more. Call 270-1651 for information.'
The Dolphin Cove Community
Association will meet at 7 p.m.
at the Ponte V'edra Branch
Health education: "How to
Care for yowr Newborn" will be
offered from 7 to 8 p.rm. by
Baptist Medical Center Beaches
in the Conference Center,"
Rooms A and B. 1350 13th Ave.
S., Jacksonville Beach. Call 376-
4902 or 627-2910 for informa-
Thursday, Feb. 9
Prayer group: The Beaches
Community Prayer Group
meets at 9:30 a.m. in the 'con-
ference room of the ,Winston
Family VNMCA in Ponte Vedra
every Thursday. Call 285-0267
Crafting class: A crafting and
beaded jewelry making, class
will be held from 10 a.m. till
noon at. the Palm Valley
Community Center. Call Patti
Harvin at 280-3233 for infor-
Neptune Baptist Church will
have an encourages luncheon
at noon, preceded by a game
day at 11 a.m. The cost is $5.
.The church is located at 407
Third St., Neptune Beach. Call
249-2307 for information.
Zoo outreach: A zoo out-
reach program will be held
from 1 to 1:45 p.m. 'at the
Dutton 'Island Preserve, 1600
Dutton Island Road, Atlantic
Beach. The program is free to
the public. Call 247-5828 for
Republican Club: The
Republican Club of the Beaches
will meet at Po' Boys
Restaurant, 725-12 Atlantic
Blvd.,. Atlantic Beach. A social
starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by
the 7 p.m. meeting. Mike
Hogan, city of Jacksonville tax
collector, is the guest speaker.
Call Ed Raube at 246-7979 for
Friday, Feb. 10
Friends of the Library:
Friends of the Beaches Branch
Library will present Charlotte
Reserve, 505 Guana River Road,
Ponte Vedra Beach. Call 904-
823-4500 for information.
Storytellers: The Beaches
League of Storytellets meets at
10:30 a.m. in the Ponte Vedra
Beach B ranch Library. Stories
will be shared by students from
Rawlings Elementary School,
followed by a workshop. The
public is invited. Call 246-L502
or 280-2976 for information.
Open house: The Seaside
Playgarden, 223 8th Ave. S.,
Jacksonville Beach, will have an
open house from Ii a.m. to 1
p.m., with a puppet story at 11
a.m. and noon. Call 247-1314
Free HIV testing: Free,
anonymous HIV testing will be
offered from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
at Planned Parenthood Central
Clinic, 3850 Beach' Blvd., in
observance of National Black
HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Call
Frieda Saraga at 399-2800,
extension 42, for information.
Zoo outreach: A zoo out-
reach program will be held
from 1 to 1:45 p.m. at the
Dutton Island Preserve, 1600
Dutton Island Road, Atlantic
Beach. The program is free to
the public.' Call 247-5828 for
Art class: A family art class
will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. at
the Jacksonville Museum of
Modern Art, 333 NM Laura St.,
Jacksonville. The class is free-
with museum admission. For
information, call Ashlie
Johnson at 366-6911, extension
207, or e-mail ajohnson
Banana Valentine Music:
Shana Banana brings her
"Banana Valentine Music and
Fun for Kids and Families" to
the Beaches Branch Library, 600
Third St., Neptune Beach, from
2 to 3 p.m. Call 241-1141 for
NASCAR visit: NASCAR's #76
Freedom Car will be at
American Legion Post 316,
1127 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic
Beach, from 4 to 8 p.m. Driver
S M meditation
class: A guided
dharma talk will
bbe held from 10 to
11:30 a.m. at
QCenter Sky Studio,
217 First St. N.,
S 4092 for infor-.
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Feb. 1 :
America BMCBeach es
Beaches Hospital Auxiliary
-the-Hat, will have a jewelry.
sale from 7 a.m. to
4 p.m. in the
main lobby of the
Beaches Hospital, 1304 13th
Ave. S., Jacksonville Beach. The
public is invited.
Driver safety class: An AARP
Driver Safety Class will be held
from 1 to 5 p.m. today and Feb.
14 at the Ponte Vedra Library.
The cost is $10, and class size is
limited. Call 904-823-9208 or
904-273-0495 for information.
Songs of : Love: The
Chorale presents "Songs of
Love" at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's
by the Sea Episcopal Church,
465 11th Ave. N., Jacksonville
Beach. Call 363-6304 for infor-
Tuesday, Feb. 14
St. Valentine's Day.
Scrapbooking class: A cre-
ative memories scrapbooking
class will be held from 9 to 11
a.m. at the Adele Grage Cultural
Center, 716 Ocean Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach. Admission. is
free. Call 247-5828 or 655-2682
Ski club: The Jacksonville Ski
Club will have a social from 6 to
8 p.m. at the Grotto Wine Bar
in Historic San Marco.
Sons of Italy: The Sons of
Italy Beaches Lodge #2821 will
meet at 6:30 p.m. at the
Beaches Branch Library audito-
rium, 600 Third St., Neptune
Beach. Everyone, Italian her-
itage or not, is welcome as a
guest. A social time starts at
5:30 p.m. 242-4929.
Thursday, Feb. 16
Adventures in Art:
"Adventures in Art" will be held
at 1 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra
Beach Library. Jack Slaughter of
Fairfax Gallery is the speaker.
Call Carolee Bertisch at 273-
6578 or Jan Bialka at 285-1114
Open house: Persephone
Healing Arts Center, 485 6th
Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach, will
have an open house from 5:30
to 7 p.m. 246-3583.
Republican Club: The River
City Republican Club will meet
at .7 p.m. at the Piccadilly
Restaurant at 200 Monument
Road, Jacksonville. Dr. Ronald
Renuart, a member of the
Florida National Guard, is the
guest speaker. Call Jack Webb at
904-886-2872 for information.
Celebration: A special
evening of music and drama
celebrating the 100th anniver-
sary of the song "Hava Nagila"
will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Beth
El-the Beaches Synagogue, 288
N. Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedia
Beach. Admission is $5. Call
273-9100 for information.
Saturday, Feb. 18
Pet Expo: The Jacksonville
Humane Society will host the
6th Annual Pet Expo from 9
a,m. to 5 p.m. today and 11
a.m, to 5 p.m. 'Feb. 19 at the
Jacksonville Fairgrounds. Call
725-8766 or visit www.jax-
humane.org/events for admis-.
sion prices and information.
Finding food: "Fishing for a.
Living," ingenious methods
birds use to find food in fresh
and salt water, will be shown at
10 a.m. and 1 p.m. today and
Feb. 19 at Guana Tolomato
Matanzas National Estuarine
Research Reserve, 505 Guana
River Road, Ponte V"edra Beach.
Call 904-823-4500 for informa-
PhotoNow!! A Photography
Symposium will be held from 1
to 7 p.m. at the Jacksonville
Museum of Modem Art, 333 N.
Laura St., Jacksonville. The pro-
gram is free and open to the
public. Call 366-6911, exten-
sion 210, for information.
Fish fry: The American
Legion Riders Chapter 316 will
have a fish fry at 1ip.m. at 1127
Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach.
Call 249-0202 for information.
Sunday, Feb. 19
ArtFusion: "ArtFusion for
Families" is held from noon to
4 p.m. at the Jacksonville
Museum of Modem Art, 333 N.
Laura St., Jacksonville. Call
Ashlie Johnson at 366-6911,
extension 207, for informtigpn.r.
,Imnday, ,Feb. 20"
President's Day (observed).
Woman's club: The Ponte
Vedra Woman's Club meets at
10 a.m. at the Sawgrass Country,
Club in Ponte Vedra. Darlene H.
Easton, author of "The Osceola
Community Club," will speak
and sign books. Visitors are wel-
come. Call 543-0993 for infor-
Tuesday, Feb. 21
Zoo outreach: A zoo out-
reach program will be held
from 1 to 1:45 p.m. at the
Tideviews Preserve, 1 Begonia
St., Atlantic Beach. The pro-
gram is free to the public. Call
247-5828 for information.
Wednesday, Feb. |
Daughters of the
Confederacy: United I
Daughters of the Confederacy
will meet at 11 a.m. at the Selva
Marina Country Club.' Dr.
Cynthia Roberson Waddell is
the speaker. Visitors are wel-
Thursday, Feb. 23
Garden club: The Ribault
Garden Club, 705 2nd Ave. N.,
Jacksonville Beach, will meet at
10 a.m. Elizabeth Pate will
speak on wildflowers. The pub-
lic is invited. Call 246-4641 for
Card party: The Ponte Vedra
Woman's Club will have a
"Fashionable Card. Party
Benefit" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
at Our Lady Star of the Sea's
Cultural Center, 545 A1AN.
The cost is $30 per person or
$120 per table. Call Joyce
Cameron at 904-285-2603 for
Zoo outreach: .A zoo out-
reach program will be held
from 1 to 1:45 p.m. at the
Tidgviews Preserve, 1 Begonia
St.,' Atlantic Beach. The pro-
gram is free to the public. Call
247-5828 for information.
Puppet show: A free puppet
show for ages 2 through 9 will
be held at the Seaside
Playgarden, 223 8th Ave. S., at 4
p.m. Call 247-1314 to R.S.V.P.
Friday, Feb. 24
Juicing class: An all organic
juicing class will be held form
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Persephone
Healing Arts Center, 485 6th
Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach. Call
246-3583 for reservations or
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Nease High has engineering
program on drawing board
by CHUCK ADAMS
Students in St. Johns County)
schools have until Friday to
apply to one of the county's
numerous high school acade-
special programs of study.
At Nease High, attended by
most Ponte Vedra teens, a
mechanical engineering pro-
gram now on the drawing
board will be added to three
established academies at Nease
and another that began last
Funding for the newest
Nease academy and others at
the county's other public high
schools could come from a $1
'million state grant the St.
Johns County School District
has applied for.
"This is very exciting," said
Christian Dickinson, a Nease
assistant principal who is to
head the mechanical engineer-
ing academy. If the grant is
OK'd, "we will be using it to
kick off some of the new acad-
emies," Dickinson said.
The program begun last year
the Academy of
Entertainment, Marketing and
Multimedia was added to'
Nease's established academies:
(IB), early childhood education
and Navy Junior Reserve
Officer Training Corps
"You're talking about very
different interests, very differ-
ent education requirements,
very different commitments of
time and academics," Nease
Principal Linda ,Thomson said
last we&ek 6o 't.l.0se pro-
has a junior ROTC program
with the Air Force.
"Nease is "the 'only school
with an IB program, a
mechanical engineering acade-
my," said Thomson. "There are
other academies at other
schools. But if it's not the acad-
emy that student wants, then
they can come take advantage
of that at Nease."
Students zoned for Nease
High also can apply to one of
the academies given at the
other schools in St. Johns.
Dickinson said that if the
School District gets the grant,
about $200,000 of it will go to
"kick-start our mechanical
engineering program by hav-
ing one drafting class next
"The money will be used to
buy equipment, computers
and tables," he said, adding
that the plan is to partner with
a local business.
"We are meeting with the
photo Dy CHUCK ADAMS
Sophomore Molly Manning, a Nease television production stu-
dent, videotapes football players signing letters of intent on
National Signing Day, Feb. 1.
"If you look at the breadth of
the programs, from IB to
child's care, there should be
something here that appeals to
Thomson .added that Nease
has a general curriculum for
students who don't care to spe-
- -Enrollment-.in one of *4the
academies is rfot limited to stu-
dents in a school's attendance
Students who live outside
the zone, for example, have for:
years attended Nease for the
NJROTC or IB programs, the
only such programs of their
kind offered in the county.
St. Augustine High has an
Army junior ROTC program,
;and -Bartramn Trail High -irr
*Northwest St. Johns ICo.uty
Civil War novelist survived Florida
'" The correspondent, pulling
at the other oar, watched the
waves and wondered why helie
was there." Stephen Crane,
from his 1897 short store) "The
by JOHNNY WOODHOUSE
Stephen Crane's classic
Civil War novel, "The Red
Badge of Courage," is
required reading for many
10th-grade English students.
Crane was only 24 when
he penned the famous anti-
war novel in 1895. He died
of tuberculosis five years
later, destitute and unsure of
his place in modern litera-,
* But his work has endured,
evidenced by the fact that
"The Red Badge of Courage"
has never gone out of print..
Although known primarily,
for the war novel, Crane was
also a poet, a newspaper
reporter, a war correspondent,
and the author of "the finest
short stories in literature,"
..according to one of his biog-
The best of those short sto-'
ries, "The Open Boat,"
should be required reading
for area students because of'
its relevance to Jacksonville
Wreck of Commodore
Crane survived the sinking
of the Jacksonville-based
Steamer tug SS Commodore
on New Year's Day, 1897.
Stranded in a 10-foot
dinghy with three other men
for 27 hours in the Atlantic
Ocean, Crane assisted in
rowing the tiny boat to
shore, earning the respect of
the ship's captain.
The frightening experi-
ence, however, would haunt
the intrepid author to his
"My husband's brain is
never at rest. He lives over
everything and talks aloud
constantly," said the author's
common-law wife, Cora
Taylor of Jacksonville, in a
letter before Crane's death
on June 5, 1900:
"It is awful to hear him try
to change places in the 'open
I Available from Commercial News Providers"A
'The southern Newport'
Crane arrived in
Jacksonville in mid-
November 1896, checking
into the block-long St. James
Hotel under an assumed
The deception was a com-
mon practice among
reporters who hoped to earn
passage to Cuba'on "fili-
buster" ships out of
The seaport was billed as
"the southern Newport" and
"the American Nice," draw-
ing 65,000 tourists a year.
Hired by a New York news-
paper syndicate to cover the
Cuban uprising against
Spain, it took Crane a month
to secure a berth aboard the
coal-burning tugboat SS
The 122-foot vessel was
considered the fastest of the
three Jacksonville "filibuster"
steamers that smuggled arms
and ammunition to Cuba.-
The Commodore's Dec. 31,
1896, gun-running expedi-
tion was no secret to authori-
ties and neither was Crane's
identity. His name was listed
on the ship's manifest,
according to the Jan. 1,
1897, issue of The Florida
"The first cargo of arms
and ammunition for the
Cuban insurgents ever
cleared regularly by U.S. cus-
tom officials for a Cuban
port left Jacksonville last
night on the steamer
Commodore," the paper
"Aboard the Commodore
are Stephen Crane and.
Franco Blanco, celebrities in
their special lines. Stephen
Crane is a young and famous
author. He shipped as a sea-
man at a salary of $25 per
It was to be Crane's first
foray into war correspon-;
The author of "The Red ."
Badge of Courage" was born
six years after the Civil War
and had never served in the
The ill-fated voyage onrthe
Commodore would serve as
a baptism of fire of sorts for
the former military school
cadet and one-time catcher
for the Syracuse University
Waves the hue of slate
Crane wrote two accounts
of the Commodore experi-.
The first, a detailed, 1,000-
word newspaper article about
the shipwreck, appeared in
print on Jan. 7, 1897,
A 9,000-word, fictionalized..
version of his ordeal, "The
Open Boat," was published
in June 1897 by Scribner's
Crane penned both
accounts from his
Jacksonville hotel room at
the St. James and hofrom
Cora's boarding house in
Jacksonville's LaVilla district.
"Cheers greeted the old
Commodore from passing
ship and from the shore,"
wrote Crane in the national-
ly syndicated newspaper
"At Mayport, we changed
our river pilot for a man who
could take her to open sea."
The Commodore ran
aground twice on its way
down the St. Johns River,
apparently rupturing its hull.
The 178-ton steamer took
on water around midnight.
By 3 a.m., Jan. 1, 1897, the
ship had to be abandoned in
high seas off the coast of
In his newspaper account,
Crane described the insuffer-
able heat and steam in the
flooded engine room as "a
scene taken from the middle
kitchen of hades."
The writer, the ship's cap-
tain, the oiler and a steward
piled into a small dinghy.
Stellar Group .
"They will sei
engineers to te
us to find a tea
iber, it's just
Nease was ab
years ago whei
unable to secu
we get the gray
The School I
out about the
this month, hi
and watched the
sunrise, taking s(
"Four men, I r
clambered over t
and stood there
the cold, steely s
reported in the r
dinghy rode tow
"the hue of slate
Crane in the opi
graphs of "The C
problem in small
gation. The corr
pulling at the ot
watched the wa'
dered why he w
On Sunday, Ja
after two nights
men made a des
for shore near D
Only three su
Billy Higgins, di
being struck on
Crane said he
"the subtle broth
men" during thi
loss of the oiler
him at the oars.
In the wave-tc
partially filled w
chilling sea wat
wrote that the o
each mart felt w
was behind the
"The plan wa:
row until the ot
ability and then
other from his s
couch in the, b
boat," writes Cr
"And there w
radeship that th
dent, who had I
to be cynical of
even at the tim(
experience of hi
believes "The 0
not the more fa
Badge of Courai
pnc.Ioby KATH NICOLETTI
Dana and Thom Wilkinson entertain frequently in their Ponte
Vedra Beach Home.
Wilkinson's pig roast
evolved to block party
. and creating by KATHY NICOLETTI
said Dickinson. COLUMNIST
nd one of their eorgia natives Dana
ach the kids. For I and Thorn Wilkinson
icher of that cal- Jattribute their love of
almost impossi- good food to what they call
their "southern family tradi-
class offered at tion of eating well and eating
andoned several big."
n the school was Both grew up in Valdosta,
re a teacher. Ga., and were members of
om line," he large families where socializ-'
is we can't open ing centered around good
next year unless food.
nt." For the past 10 years, the
District may find couple and their three sons
grant sometime have lived in Ponte Vedra
e said. Beach. Thorn is a financial
planner with Northwestern
Mutual with-an office in
DEMY, A-12 Ponte Vedra.. .
Even though they came
.- from families where good
food was the norm, both said
reck they came to enjoy cooking
reck as adults.
As one of the youngest
members of her family, Dana
tug sink at said she was thrilled to have
even men to her own kitchen. Thorn said
he mostly enjoyed eating
member, when he was young, but as
the railing an adult continues the tradi-
watching tion of many of the men in
sheen of the his family who are good
"Crane : cooks.
newspaper Both of the Wilkinsons are
good general cooks but Dana
in the does all of the baking in the
rering waves family and Thom handles the
e," wrote grilling. They rarely use cook-
ening para- books, saying the process of.
Open Boat." cooking just seems to. come
p was a naturally to them.
1I boat navi- Many of their favorite
espondent, recipes have been handed
her oar, down by members of both of
ves and won- their families. They also like.
as there." the challenge of trying to
duplicate and even improve
of men different dishes they have
in. 3, 1897, enjoyed on their travels or at
at sea the restaurants.
operate dash When they entertain, the
)aytona Wilkinsons prefer to have
everything casual and relaxed
rvived the and keep the emphasis on
m. The oiler, good food and companion-
ed after ship. They host the types of
the head by parties that include not only
dinghy, their friends but also their
witnessed children and all the children
herhood of of their friends as well.
e near-death They said part of the fun of
renting the an event is planning the
who spelled menu. And they take their
time and enjoy the process.
tossed and It's not unusual for them to
lory boat, spend a week or so discussing
rith bone- and planning a menu. Then,
er, Crane depending on what they are
wnly form of serving, they decide who will,
comfort handle what cooking duties.
'as when he Shortly after moving to
oar, breaking Ponte Vedra, the couple
began hosting annual pig
s for one to roasts, which have grown to a
her lost the block party during football
arouse the season. Last year, they moved
sea-water the date to celebrate
5ttom of the Jacksonville's Super Bowl.
ane in "The Close to 200 people attend
the pig roasts. The event also
as this corn- includes a blue ribbon com-
le correspon- petition for the best side
been taught dishes.
men, knew For the pig roast, they
e was the best order a 100-pound pig from a
is life." meat distributor in
nda H. Davis Jacksonville and Thom bor-
pen Boat," rows a "super cooker" from a
imous "Red local bank.
ge," is Crane's Cooking the pig is a whole
claiming the day affair but the end result
is delicious moist and tender
IE, A-10 meat. Wilkinson usually
begins the prep work at about
5 a.m. and the pig is finished
cooking about nine hours
He cautions that once the
pig has begun cooking it is
:absolutely necessary to leave
the lid on the cooker closed
so that none of the heat
escapes. After the cooking
time is complete, the meat ig
taken off the bones and
shredded for serving with a
variety of barbecue sauces.
For the pig and other
grilled foods, Wilkinson
prefers to use charcoal.
"It's easier to control the
temperature with a gas grill,,
but the taste is just not the
same," he said.
Grilled fresh seafood is one
of his specialties and Grilled
Shrimp Appetizer is a favorite
recipe for jumbo Mayport
The dish is similar to one
the couple enjoyed on trip to
South Africa where they
found that grilling is a com-
mon preparation, for many
foods. In this dish, the
shrimp has a smoky flavor
from grilling and then a
touch of sweetness is added
with the apricot sauce'
spooned over top each
Wilkinson prefers a simple
grilled preparation for. fresh
grouper,,mahi, or wahoo.
FHis recipe was inspired by
fish prepared at Captain
Anderson's restaurant in
Panama City, he, said.,
After the fish has finished,
grilling, Wilkinson sprinkles
the filets with salt and pep-
per. He then drizzles lemon
juice, melted butter and olive
oil over the filets and finishes
with a sprinkle of fresh pars-
ley and green onions.
Oysters Rockefeller to be one
of his most popular dishes.
Friends like them so much,
they sometimes ask him to
make a tray of the oysters for
them to serve at parties, he
The recipe for Oysters
Rockefeller came from his
Aunt Gloria and Uncle
Wilkinson's uncle is a con-
gressman from Augusta, Ga.,
and the recipe was included
.in a congressional cookbook.
Wilkinson said that the
secret to his success with this
appetizer is using small oys-
ters and cutting them in half
or smaller. He finds that peo-
ple enjoy the dish more if the
taste of the oyster does not
dominate the other ingredi-
The following are some of
Thorn Wilkinson's recipes.
Look for dessert and cake
recipes from Dana Wilkinson
in next week's column.
Grilled Shrimp Appetizer
1 jar of apricot preserves
See RECIPES, A-12
A ap x?
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People & Places
J.D. Hollingsworth III has
been promoted to lance corpo-
ral in the U. S. Marine Corps. A
graduate of Fletcher High
deployed to Fallejuah, Iraq, on
Jan. 23. He is the son of John
and Kara Hollingsworth Jr. of
Jacksonville Beach, and the
late Debbie Jarve
Dru Henson, a 1976 gradu-
ate of Fletcher High School,
.has .been named an assistant
dean of Appalachian State
University's College of Arts
and Sciences. Her appointment
is effective July 1, 2006.
Henson has served as assis-
tant chair of the Department
of Biology since 2000. She has
been at Appalachian State
since 1987. She received a
Ph.D in cell biology from Wake
Forest University's Bowman
Gray School of Medicine.
She is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Paul C. Henson of'
Edith Diane Kavanaugh of
Jacksonville Beach was named
to the Dean's List for the 2005
fall semester at Mercer
University. Kavanaugh is,
enrolled in Mercer's Southern
School of Pharmacy.
Beverly Rae Rosenbloom of
Atlantic Beach was named to
the Dean's List for the 2005 fall
term at Vanderbilt University
in Nashville, Tenn.
Rosenbloom is enrolled in
Lance Cpl. J. D. Hollingsworth
Vanderbilt's .,School of
Engineering. She is the daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven lM.
Rosenbloom of Atlantic Beach.
U.S. Army Maj. Samuel H.
Amber, a 1989 graduate 'off
Fletcher High School, is sta-
tioned at Fort Belvoir, Va., as a
special operations officer.
Amber earned a bachelor's
degree in civil engineering
from West Point in 1994 and a
master's in space operation sys-
tems in 2003 from the Naval
Postgraduate School in
U.S. Navy Cmdr. Louis IM.
Bomo III has reported to the
Naval War College, College of
Naval Warfare, in Newport, R.I.
He will attend a multidiscipli-
nary program designed for U.S.
Naval and Coast Guard officers
in the grades of captain or
commander; U.S. Marine
Corps, Army and Air Force offi-
cers in the grade of colonel or
lieutenant colonel, and civil-
ians of equivalent seniority
from various federal agencies.
This senior-level profession-
al' military, education program
provides students with execu-
tive-level preparation for high-
er responsibilities as senior
flag/general officers. Military
students are selected to attend
the College of Naval Warfare
by their respective services.
The college curriculum is
based upon three core courses
of study, which include
Strategy and Policy, National
Security Decision Making,
Joint Military Operations and
an electives program. The
courses in these four areas are
designed to provide depth and
perspective to the study ot
conflict, its causes and resolu-
Borno is the son of Louis M.
and Patricia A. Borno of
Atlantic Beach. He is a 1981
graduate of Episcopal High
School, and received a bache-
lor's degree in 1985 from the
U.S. Merchant Marine
Academy. In 1993, he earned a
master's degree from the Naval
Monterey, Calif. "
Melinda Ann Chao of
Atlantic Beach and James
Hudson Howell Jr. of-
Athens, Ga., have
announced their engage-
ment to be married.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Don and
Nancy Chao of Atlantic
Beach. She is a graduate of
Florida State University
and is employed as an inte-
rior designer for Catlin
The groom-elect is the
/son of Judy Howell of
Athens, Ga., and Jim
Howell of Savannah, Ga.
He is a graduate of Furman
University and is employed
as an account director for
Fidelity National Financial.
The couple plan a June 3,
2006, wedding at
Melinda Ann Chao and James Hudson Howell Jr.
Crane: Wife died in Pablo Beach in 19
Cont. from A-9
short story as "the work of a
writer at the height of his
"In writing "The Open -
Boat," Crane felt compelled to
speak not only for himself but
for his comrades in the
dinghy, to whom he dedicated
the manuscript," added Davis
in "Badge of Courage," a 1998
biography of Crane.
"Although Crane's is the
controlling vision through
which the reader feels what
the men in the dinghy feel,
he keeps himself down,
becoming part of the ensem-
ble of captain, cook, oiler, and
ccqt'espondent. The story is at
once personal and universal,
the orphans in the dinghy
seem as mere specks on the
vast sea, part of a larger cos-
Davis adds that the charac-
ters in Crane's vivid short
story undergo a transforma-
tion: From "babes of the sea"
to "enlightened beings who
can interpret their experi-
Crane went on to cover the
Greco-Turkish War in 1897
and the Spanish-American
War in 1898, becoming
said, "from Stephen Crane the
"The Commodore disaster
and trauma in the dinghy col-
ored Crane's introduction to
war, shaping the way he saw
it. His sympathies were with
the wounded and the private
Cora Taylor followed Crane
to Greece and was at his side
when he died at age 28 in
For the Eds
Valentine's Day, children and
their families are invited to
attend an interactive program
of song, dance and storytelling
at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at
the Beaches Branch Library in
and storyteller Shana Banana
will bring her puppet,
"Snickles B. Bear," to help her
deliver an hour of entertain-
ment that involves original
music, and songs that she has
taken around the U.S.
The public is invited free of
charge. No reservation is nec-
essary but space is limited.
Call 241.1141 for more infor-
Crane died broke, despite
the fact that he was paid well
for his newspaper articles. He
got next to nothing for his
book deals, including "The
Red Badge of Courage," which
paid him only a 10 percent
annual royalty, and "no provi-
sions for foreign rights,"
according to Davis' research.
Davis said Crane's short sto-
ries, including "The Open
Boat," earned the novelist
"2.7 cents a word, at a time
when Kipling was earning up
to 23 cents a word."
Cora Taylor returned to
Jacksonville and in 1904 pur-
chased two oceanfront lots in
Pablo Beach, (nowv
Jacksonville Beach), according
to "A Biography of Mrs.
Stephen Crane," by Lillian
On Sept. 4, 1910, Crane's
common-law wife collapsed
from an apparent stroke and
died alone in her Pablo Beach
residence, with the sound of
waves "rolling in from the
borders of infinity" possibly
"the very last sound in her
ears," writes Gilkes.
It was the same reassuring
sound her husband may have
heard as he swam for shore
from the capsized dinghy
some 13 years earlier.
"When he achieved safe
ground he fell, striking the
sand with each particular part
of his body," writes Crane in
the final chapter of "The
"It was as if he had dropped
from a roof, but the thud was
grateful to him."
To read "The Open Boat".on
the Internet, visit the histon'
page at ponceinlet.org.
Th SS Commodore lies in 75
feet of water, approximately 12
miles off the coast of Daytona
Beach.The first archaeological
sun'ey of the wreck site wasi
made in May 2002.
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Academy: Nease offers four courses
Cont. from A-9
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year, has about 100 students
enrolled, and more are expect-
ed next year because of the
interest the academy has
"You've got all these differ-
ent people working together
on all the different angles for
that business," said Thomson.
"They are doing a lot of
broadcasting and recording
and taping. They put on a
weekly news show. We have a
TV studio and TV cameras and
TV production teacher Geoff
Stephens took 27 members of
the entertainment academy to:
Los Angeles for a four-day tele-
vision convention that ended
Thomson said the trip to
L.A. and Hollywood gives the
teens a chance to see "how the
heart of the multimedia busi-
The academy also has a mar-
keting group and computer
design group. The early child-
hood education program is
designed to prepare students
who want to go into education
for preschool or elementary
school or to those who want to
hone their "general parenting
skills," said Thomson. '
Students in the early child-
hood academy prepare lesson
plans for the children who
come to Nease each day.
"They have to teach these
children, they have to provide
activities. And you can imag-
ine the challenge to keep very
young children interested in
whatever it is you're doing,"
The NJROTC program, given
at Nease since 1993, "attracts a
variety of kids," said Capt.
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tor in the program.
"We have everything from
ESE [special education] kids to
IB kids in our ?program. We
cover the full spectrum.
"The one thing about our
program is it's nationally
ranked," said Young, "which
gives me nominations to all
the service academies."
More information on the
academies is available on the
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Recipes: Directions for 100-lb pig roast
Photos by CHUCK ADAMS
Landrum Middle School drama
students (above) rehearse
Friday for a fund-raising pres-
entation at the school Feb. 15
and 16, while Nease drama
students Jessica Hiester (left)
and Cara Murphy take the
stage Monday in preparation
for the Nease High drama
Thursday at Nease. Each
event includes a silent auction
and will raise money for that
school's drama department to
attend the state International
Thespian Society competition,
which takes place March 10
and 11 in Plantation, Fla., for
Landrum and in Tampa April 5
to 9 for Nease. The Nease
event, which is free, begins at
5:30 p.m. with the silent auc-
tion, followed by the perform-
ance at 6:30 p.m. Admission
to the Landrum event, which
begins each evening at 7, is
Cont. from A-9
light olive oil
In a saucepan, heat the
apricot preserves until melt-
ed. A little water can be
added to thin the sauce. Set
Prepare the shrimp by
cleaning and de-veining.
With the shell side down, cut
the shrimp from the base of
the tail to the end.
Make sure you cut through
the meat and shell to butter-
fly the shrimp.
On a charcoal grill, line the
cook top with aluminum foil.
Place the shrimp on the grill
with the shell side down.
Baste the shrimp with a but-
ter and oil blend while the
shrimp are cooking.
This only takes a quick
minute to grill depending on
the size of the shrimp.
Remove the shrimp from
the grill and place on a serv-
ing platter. Spoon the apricot
preserves on top of each
Directions for cooking a
100 lb. pig
1 approximately 100 lb.
pig, USDA grade dressed and
2 20 lb. bags of charcoal
1-2 pkgs. hickory chips
1 large red apple
Use a super cooker grill
that is large enough for a 100
lb. pig to lie down flat.
The night before cooking
the pig, allow the pig to
thaw. The morning of the
BBQ lay the pig on its back,
and using a hatchet split the
backbone from the shoulders
to the hams.
This will allow the pig to
lay flat on top of the grill.
Lay the pig on the grill on
the grass in the yard, and
using a hose wash the pig
thoroughly with water.
Place the charcoal in the
grill and burn it down until
the tops of the coals begin to
Spread the coals 80 percent
under the hams and shoul-
ders and 20 percent under
the middle portion of the pig.
Put hickory chips on the
sides of the coals.
Place pig stomach side
down on the grill top.
Cover the ears, feet and
nose with heavy duty alu-
minum foil. Close the grill lid
and do not open until 6
hours have passed.
After 6 hours, open the lid
and allow 1 hour to cool.
Insert the apple into the pig,s
mouth and remove the skin
and the meat is ready for
chopping and serving.
Note: If a pig over 100 lbs.
is used, more charcoal will be
needed to cook thoroughly.
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February 8, 2006 SPO RTS
Pnofo by ROB Dea GELO
Nease High's Liz Rosenfeld, left, and Port Orange Atlantic guard Janoe Williams scramble for a loose ball during action last Saturday night in the District 5-4A girls basketball championship game
played at Pedr Menendez High School. The Panthers fell to the Sharks, 58-44, and will travel to Ocala Westport Thursday in the regional quarterfinal.
Cold shooting dooms Nease in district final
By CHUCK ADAMS
Early pressure defense put the Nease girls bas-
ketball team in a hole it couldn't climb out of as
the Lady Panthers met Port Orange Atlantic
Saturday for the District 5-4A championship.
Nease led just once, 3-2, and lost to an aggres-
sive Sharks team 58-44 on what was a cold-
shooting night for the Panthers.
Nease made just three baskets in the first half.
Senior co-captain Kate Russi, who has an at-
large bid for the north all-star team for the FACA
All-Star Game, led the team with 15 points.
Russi scored 12 of her points in the second
half, including three consecutive answering-"
buckets near the end of the final p dtieOd
"Now we have to travel like four hours," said
Russi, referring to Thursday's playoff game at
Ocala Westport. "Would rather have the home
crowd. Always play better with it. Hopefully we
can go out and just take it in their house."
Nease, which scored just six points in the first
quarter and trailed 21-16 at the half, was
outscored by Atlantic 37-28 after intermission.
"We were like 3-for-15 first half," Russi said of
Nease's cold-shooting night. "We knew what we
needed to do. We got their key .
starters with three fouls in the
first half. Needed to feed the
inside. Didn't do it, didn't take
care of it."
Most of Nease's first-half ':
points came from the free-throw
line, where the Panthers canned
nine of 18'opportunities.
"We'd rather be 70, 65 [per-
cent]. We've got to put some
more in," Russi said of the
team's performance at the chari-
tl stripe. SHARKS
She said Nease coach Sherri
Anthony emphasized discipline PANTHER
in her post-game pep talk.
"Key thing -with us has always been disci-
pline," said Russi. "And tonight we just didn't
show it on defense. They took advantage of it. A
lot of easy layups in the box.
"So basically, she was just like, discipline, we
need to carry it over to regional."
The 19-8 Panthers travel to 24-3 Ocala West
Port Thursday to play a regional
... -m/ quarterfinal. The 20-6 Sharks
play host to 19-8 Lecanto. The
Swav the bracket is set, the possi-
bility exists Nease and Atlantic
/ could meet in the Region 2 final
"" Feb. 18.
/ Anthony, recently named
^/ Class 4A coach of the year for
the north region, has had a'
team in a similar position
before, and shared that story.
The tale was about the 200Q
58 team, which followed Ne-Ase'',
1999 championship season.
44 "In 2000 we lost our district
tournament to Fletcher," said
Anthony. "Had one returning senior from the
state championship team. We had to go to Fort
Walton Beach, to play a team that had only lost
one game all season.
"We went all the way to Fort Walton Beach,
and beat them. And Fletcher lost at home," she
said. "They were the district champions, but
that's as far as it went."
Anthony concluded her story by saying, "This
is a longer road, a harder road to take. But it's
still a road."
The Nease coach lamented her team's shoot-
ing percentage. "What a night to go cold," she
Anthony said she was proud of the Panthers
(19-8), a team most thought wouldn't go far this
"Nobody would have figured that. You lose
five seniors. And now you have four seniors,
Only two of which played at all last year. People
"don't figure you're going to be this situation,"
she said, then added to what she told her team.
"I said, 'This is kind of your David and
Goliath. You had a chance tonight to do some-
" thing really special. [It] didn't work out, because
shots weren't falling. But if those same shots are
there next Thursday, it's a different game.'"
Girls return to Final Four
By CHUCK ADAMS
The Nease girls soccer team
knows the way to Lockhart
Stadium, having won last
year's 4A state championship
in the Fort Lauderdale facility.
The Panthers punched their
ticket for a return trip with a 2-
1 victory over St. Augustine
last Friday night in a rain-
soaked regional final.
Two goals by sophomore
outside mid Casey' Eckstein,
replacing the injured Lauren
Crossan, put Nease on the road
to another Final Four berth.
"I1 never thought I'd look for-
ward to a five-hour bus ride,
but I'm looking forward to
that, relaxing for a change,"
said Nease coach Dave
Silverberg, under whom the
Panthers have won the 2002
and 2005 state titles.
The 25-2-2 Panthers meet
20-4-3 Pensacola Washington
Friday in a state semifinal that
starts at 5 p.m. The 2006 state
championship match will be
"It was probably one of the
most exciting nights of my life,
just because I've never played
in this important a game
before," said Eckstein, whose
first goal came at 17:51 of the
first half when the ball popped
out of St. Augustine goalkeeper
Desiree Sloat's hands.
"We've been working on my
following up and pressuring at
practice," said Eckstein. "That's
what I did. Just came through.
I charged the defender and it
bobbled out. The keeper hit it
and I just followed it."
Eckstein's goal tied the game
after Jackets attacker Laura Ray
headed a corner kick into the
back of the net at 36:35 of the
opening period. Alessa Smolek
took the corner kick for St.
Augustine, and the goal ended
a string of five consecutive
Panthers shutout victories.
Nease goalkeeper Catherine
O'Donnell said she couldn't
say for print what her thoughts
Pnolo Dy ROB Dv.ANGELO
Nease High's Casey Eckstein, second from left, celebrates with teammate Lisa Heise (13) after
scoring the go-ahead goal in the Panthers' 2-1 victory over St. Augustine last Friday night.
were after the goal was scored.
But explained what happened.
"It was a cross. They got it
on a set piece," said
O'Donnell. "Somehow Laura
was open. It was a header,
upper 90 [quadrant of the
net]. Almost impossible to
Eckstein scored her winning
goal at 33:25 of the second
half, after which Nease faced
increased Yellow Jacket pres-
sure in addition to heavier
rain and the ever-looming
threat of lightning.
O'Donnell was especially
happy to see Eckstein's tying
"She stepped it up tonight
for Lauren Crossan," said
O'Donnell, referring to an
ankle injury Crossan suffered
in Nease's semifinal victory'
last week over Orlando's
,Bishop Moore. "We knew
someone was going to step up,
we just didn't know who.
Casey happened to be the per-
son to help us out."
The reality of going to the
Final Four again appeals to the
Panthers and their coach.
"When you win, I'm happy
the game was like this,
because they made us earn it,"
said Silverberg "It showed
how bad our girls wanted it,
because they didn't give it to
us. They scored early, and we
kept coming at them. We were
"I'm excited," O'Donnell
said of her first trip to a Final
Four. "Just want to see what it
See SOCCER, page B8
Boys basketball set
for district playoffs
By CHUCK ADAMS
The Nease boys basketball
team prepared for the upcom-
ing District 5-4A tournament
by closing out its regular sea-
son with a pair of victories
over Bolles (54-50) and Orange
Park (53-48) that brought the
team the St. Johns Conference
Zach Paterick led Nease in
against the Throughou
and 29 in we've really
at Orange think it's bee
Park. when we
'The sec- when we
ond-seeded defense an(
action their team we wir
Pedro Men- Panthen
The win over Bolles was a
cakewalk through three quar-
ters, when the Panthers led 41-
But Bolles came back in the
fourth period against mainly
Panther reserves. The Bulldogs
outscored Nease 30-13 in the
Beech was able to dear his
bench against "Bolles last
Thursday which was senior
night. The seniors played the
first half, the underclassmen
took over from there, with a
couple of seniors making
cameos late in thiegame.
"It was fun to be able to get a
lot of rotations in," said Beech.
"The sernors had a lot of fun
tonight, and they should. This
is kind of their'celebration, an
opportunity to put a cap on
Beech used the conference
championship to get his team
ready for districts.
"We definitely want to get to
our top game as far as intensity,
and into the rotations we need
to work with in distinct Beech
said after the Bolles game. "It'll
be a very intense game, a good
atmosphere. Orange Park's a
real nice team. It'll be fun to
play for a championship prior
to the districts."
in terms of
the season who plays in
improved. I "we'ul sort
that out next
shown that week, and
play good hopefully
play a good
work as a solid game at
2aterick thinks his
ark team is ready
forward for district
.... .. play.
"Through the season we've
really improved," he said. "I
think it's been shown. that
when we play good defense and
work as a team, we win.
"The playoffs are what you
look forward to all season," said
Paterick. "We can't wait to get
our chance to play whoever we
play in the semifinal, and who-
ever we may play in the cham-
pionship. This is what you've
got to love about basketball. It's
the chance to play the great
NOTE: Danny Russell, who
started the second half of the
Bolles game with an underclass
squad, fouled out in less than
five minutes, which one Nease
parent thought might be a
school record for shortest peri-
od of time to foul out.
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Old pros manage some pretty nice catches
pro some 1.^ ** r *
F-ishing conditions weren't
the best last week but a
few of the old pros man-
aged some pretty nice catches.
Captain George Strate had a
full 40-man crew as he left the
dock Wednesday morning arnd
everybody had fish when they
returned in the afternoon.
Snapper, including 14 genuine
and mangrove, a 35-poufind
cobia and a 45-pound amber-I
jack with everyone limiting
out on two- to three-pound
Matt Hamilton had three
mangroves to 11 pounds in his
cooler along with his limit of
two- to three-pound beeliners.
Jonathan Moran weighed in a'
45-pound amberjack and lots'
of fat beeliners.
Scott Stevens made it to the
M.R. bottom on Thursday
the Carrier Basin. Larry and
Bobbie Gomer put their fid-
dlers down in about 20 feet of
water and easily caught their.
limit of sheepshead.. On
Another trip, Larry and George
.Atelevich fished the same gen-
eral atea and caught their limit
of 30 sheepshead.
..Last Wednesday, John
Dyrssen and Dwight Hibbard'
had to work hard in their creek
""to pickup five redbass and a.
WIMPY SUTON flounder using- live shriinp
under a float.
FISHING LEADER Capt Butch Garvin
) launched his Early Times for a,
short trip not far from the
.morning and it didn't take ferry slip Wednesday morning
him long to box three grey and caught 20 speckled trout
grouper, a pair of snapper and and' .three reds. All were
two mangrove snapper. released.
Larry "Fishman" Finch spent James Gergley and Matt
most every morning with Hamilton made a river trip
friends along the rocks near early' Monday morning and
found plenty of action. They
caught 25 redbass to 23 inch-
es, four flounder and a pair of
trout from aboard Matt's
On Wednesday morning,
James and Jack Ross on the
Hepd Hunter caught, 15 red-
bass to 22 inches, a flounder
and a trout.,
On the Jacksonville Beach
Pier, ,a few decent 'catches of
whiting were reported off the
very end. Small blues and yel-
lowmouth are beginning to
show but the Pier rails weren't
crowded last week. The best
report came from James
McCall who found the whiting
biting good out toward the
very end of the pier on
Saturday and Sunday morn-
ing. He caught 30.
, The best whiting catches last
week came from ol' pro Capt.
David King. Anchored off the
redtops in 40 feet of water, he
caught nearly 100 whiting on
each of three trips last week.
Until the water warms a little,/
the surf fishermen who can
throw the farthest will pick up
the best catches.
Capt. Kirk Waltz, on his
Enterprise, with Mark Collins
and leff Lageman at the jetties,
caught eight ringtails, a
sheepshead and a seabass.
Capt. Dave Sipler and Ken
Hubbard fished the surf at P.V.
and brought 15 whiting up on
Al Wiltshire and and Carlin
Young fished the surf at 16th
Avenue South last Tuesday and
caught 50 whiting.
Capt. Chris Rooney, John
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Bottom last weekend where
they caught a 35-pound cobia,
a 28-pound grouper, eight
snapper to 17 pounds, three
scamp grouper and a three-
pound flounder along with
lots of beeliners.
ABOVE LEFT: Young angler
Marshall Hayes caught. A kig, ,:
guide Fred Morrow along the
ABOVE RIGHT: Chris Rooney
and a 28,-pound grey grouper
he caught last week.
LEFT: Dalton Kills, 9, recently
caught this 5.2-pound large-
mouth bass on his grandpar-
ents' dock along the St. Johns
River in Georgetown, Fla.
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many exiras. $194,900.
VILLAS AT CROSS CREEK- Kernan
area. cule 3,2. 2 car garage, ear in kiT.,
lenced in yard. $184,900.
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241-5501 OR 221-1711
JAX BCH. 1136 241h St N, 4BR/2.5BA.
2 slory 2500sl. on 1 5 lots w/tp deck.
screen rm. $489.900. Call 904-704-7966
LEASE-PURCHASE. Intracoastal West.
Norlh Keman 3BRi2BA/2-car, real room,
fireplace, on lake, new paint & carpel
$244.900 OBO. Independent Brokers
BEAUTIFUL SEAVIEW PARK HOME
3BR' 2 5BA home in Ponie Vedra Beach.
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PONTE VEDRA Blvd. Beauty. Adorable
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$1,300,000. For appointment, call Lea Un-
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PVB, SUMMER House, 2BR/2BA town-
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Great view. quiel street The only waler-
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3BR FORECLOSURE. only $27,0001 Must
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HARBOUR ISLAND in Marsh Landing
5BRJ4BA 8800sf Separate guest house.
Shown by appointment. $4.500.000 Call
Lea Underwood, Prudential Network Real-
JAX BEACH 3BR/2BA. pool max space,
upgrades, must see $339,500 1133 Pen-
man Ra 641-0656
PONTE VEDRA. Sawgrass Players Club,
Bermuda Counrt. 2BR/2BA, unattached pa-
1h home $269.900 1904)655-5990.
ATLANTIC BEACH 3BR/2BA, 1300sf,.
newly remodeled. inground pool.
SEAVIEW PARK 3BR/3BA, $2250sf 2-
story $619,000, 504-3430.
ATLANTIC BEACH, built 2003. 4BRi2BA
'detached. 1500st 1125 Main St
$249 900 Call Shaun 1904)226-3089
N. JAX Beach. 3BR12BA pool home, fire-
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BEACHES HOME/ RESORT LIFESTYLE
Souih Jax Bch luxury beach home. 1-1/2
blocks io ocean. 3BR/2 6BA. 2200sf. Re-
ceni renovation includes new family room.
Pool/Spa, summer kitchen, fireplace, A/C
units root, windows, slucco, home Inea-
Ire, appliances and much more. $959K.
CUSTOM BUILT, 4BR/2.5BA w/detached
bonus room. Walk to Beach. Professional-
ly landscaped, tons of extras. A must seel
Below market value. $499,900. 622-8532.
JAX BEACH. 2BR Cottage near Ocean.
115 4th Ave. South. $450k. Owner/agent.
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A RARE Find: 8 lots, South Jax Beach,
near Sanctuary, approx. 75x100 each.
Cleared, ready to build. $315K/per lot. Will
finance w/25% down. (904)221-3825.
ALMOST ONE acre off Mayport Road,
north of Dutton Island Drive..on Brazeale
Lane, ending at Selva Marina Golf
Course. Private road. .Zoned RMD-A.
$250,000. Two houses in heed of repair.
Sold As Is, a nice find. Call Maureen
O'Malley, O'Malley Real Estate, Inc.
PRIME MOUNTAINTOP Lot in Flat Rock
(Hendersonville N.C. area). DIVORCE,
MUST SELL. Priced below market value.
$147,900. FSBO. 537-3969.
NEPTUNE BEACH. 5 Blocks to Ocean.
112'x116'. No realtors, please. 249-3892.
DAMAGED CREDIT? Learn how to obtain
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REDUCED- NEPTUNE BEACH. FSBO.
Duplex, or single home. 1BR/1BA (each).
East of AlA. $425,000 OBO. 246-8200.
ACROSS 18TH Ave N. from Fletcher Jr.
High, near beach. 3BR/2BA, new CH&A
sidewalks. Large fenced in wooded lot,
S. JAX Beach, 3 blocks to beach,
3BR/1BA, newly remodeled, nice neigh-
borhood. $295K OBO. 535-0593,
LAST CHANCE to own a Ponte Vedra
property at affordable price. Peaceful
2BRi2.5BA in PV Courl $164,900. Rent
or Own. Call 614-2782.
NEWER, CUSTOM built, private, ocean-
front home with high dune views of the
ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. Approx.
4458+ sf 5BR4 5BA, den/ office, tile and
hardwood Iloots. normal living and dining,
pool and spa, screened lanai with hot lub.
lush landscaping and loaded. $2.750.000
Phyllis Staines, 904 476-SOLD REMAX
Coaslal Real Estale www.pstaines corn
Sunday. 2,12. noon-3pm. Jax Bch. 67
Fairway Ln Gorgeous 3BR 2BA, 4000sl.
AT $595K HOUSE IS 540K UNDER AP-
PRAISAL. Goll course & one mile to
beach. Call Richard Newqusl at -122-
5091. Remax Specialist.
MAYPORT LANDING, 2BRF2BA town-
home. 1050s1, screened porch, fenced
yard. W/D, newer appliances. $120,000
Brokers welcome. 1954)975 4062.
I HAVE decided to sell my 3BRP3 5BA
+2car garage executive Ilha Bela town-
home, which is east of AIA and 1 block
from Ihe ocean. Construction just complel-
ed. Everything is Iruly lop of ihe line.
$595.000. 310 Souih 2nd St. Unit D
ICW. HOLIDAY Harbor, FSBO Lg lot.
4BR/ 2BA. 2400s w/ in-ground pool. New
CH/A. rool. $324,900 246-2336 or 463-
BEST BUY AT THE BEACH. South Jax
Beach, 3BR/2 5BA, walk to the each.
shopping, schools. 1710sf., fenced yard,
vaulted ceilings, open floor plan. molival-
ed seller. Call for info, location or pictures
by en'ail Ask.ng $369.900 OBO
WALDEN CHASE. FSBO. 4BRt2BA
private pool area. Floor plan includes
open kitchen with granite counters, great
for enlenaining. Newer home. Offered at
ATLANTIC BEACH, 4BRQ3BA, large, pri-
vate lot, 8 Olocks to Beach. $340,000
JAX BEACH, FSBO.
3BRi2BA 927 4th Ave Nonh. Updated.
Large loi. $299K OBO. 247-9626.
ZONED 2-FAMILY. Iresnly renovated.
.3B c n rele lock ome on corner loi in
^w 18 4,, lW pew roof, garage.
(two.. .nai Rodritr -aexpansion, .hon
walk lo beach and zoning make it greatly n-
vesiment Priced $349.900. 1120 Soulh
8th St 343-7264
MARSHFRONT HOME, 3BR/2BA. com-
pletely renovated. contemporary style.
Small Doal accessible $629.000 Call
TERRIFIC FIDDLERS MARSH
Backing on io Ine Guana Preserve on
large private lot. Stunning custom marole
Irpic., remodeled kitchen w! Cherry cab-
inelry, granil counters. hot lub, enclosed
filed lania. Offered al $458,000 Call lor
appi. to view,
Help-U-Sell Coastal Realty
335 Jacksonville Drive
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
www.helpusell com/coasialrealty .
PVB- THE ISLANDS
FSBO 3BR/2BA, wilh lake view. 156 Mar-
tinique Circle Established neighborhood
Vaulted ceilings, skylights, garage, sprin-
kler system, new roof. community pool.
Yard maintenance included. $248.000.
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February 8, 2006
ATLANTIC BCH, 3BR 1BA, concrete
block, Ig lot, laminated floors, new carpet
& appliances, CH/A, wood blinds, upgrad-
ed ktichen, fresh paint. Walk to beach
&parks. $239,000. 651-6748, 651-5583.
FSBO, PALENCIA, beautiful 4BR/4BA,
plus bonus, large lot, plantation shutters
and many other upgrades, built 2005, cus-
tom builder. $799,900 Call 904-824-0048.
GREAT BEACH TOWNHOME.
3BR/2.5BA. Over 2000sf. 3-Stories, with
OCEANVIEWS, 2-car garage. $595,000.
Call Lori Lareau at Vanguard GMAC
FSBO WILL co-op adorable 3BR/2BA,
$209,900, 12571 Ash Harbor Drive (off.df
Kimen Blvd.) 2-car garage, concrete block
w/stucco exterior, screened lanai.
PONTE VEDRA, 3BR/2BA, beautiful, re-
modeled townhome on lake. End unit.
JAX BEACH. 5BR/2BA, 2300sf, on 2 lots
(15,000sf). $450,000 OB0. 249-8637.
OPEN HOUSE Friday, Saturday, 9am-
3pm. 'New 3BR/2.5BA in new, gated com-
munity adjoining Dutton Island Preverve,
(off Mayport Rd.) $375k. 810 Paradise
Lane; 534-5312. ,
OCEAN FRONT Condo 3BR /2BA, OLD
Atl Bch, $998,000. Owner will hold mort-
READY FOR A CHANGE?
PVB 2000sf townhouse. 3/2.5, new de-
signer kitchen & baths, new appliances,
tile, screened & glass lanai, storage. No
smokers, no pets. $1350/mo.
PVB GRAND CAY CONDO
3BR/2BA many upgrades, tile, stainless
appliances, plantation shutters, garage
w/office, club house, pool and fitness cen-
ter. Asking $289,000. 280-5170,
SUMMER HOUSE, 1 BR/1 BA 5 star amen-
ihes in PVB greaT investment at $135k.
PVB OCEAN GROVE 2/2/+
Superbowl = Super Deal! Save $14k this
week' No condo fees 1 yrl. Info pics.
727-458-4230, $218K FSBO. Must See!
EAST OF AlA. Very Large 1BR/2BA, fully
furnished, washer/dryer included 1 Block
Io Beach $245.000 Call Mark. 591-6976
The Dilwortn Really Group oi Vanguard
MARSH COVE PVB. 2BR,2 5BA Town-
house 804 Marsh Cove Place $235 000
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL TIM,
ATLANTIC BEACH. Like new, 3BR/2BA
single, 1215sf, w/carport, deck, all GE
Kichnen, CH&A, washer/dryer, new carpet.
Many upgrades. Financing available. Re-
LOVELY, 2BR,2BA. Portside communi-
les, 16x70. Reduced for quick sale Will
consider owner financing. (9041223-1446,
PRE-CONSTRUCTION PRICES Office
Condos, AnIanic Beach. Close Io all major
access routes Now accepung reserva-
lions Call Mark, The Dilwonh Realty
Group or Vanguard GMAC 591 6976
ATLANTIC BEACH Main Si Duplex.
2BR'1BA. screened porch, fireplace
WDHU. CH&A $750mo (9041891-0606.,
or 13521478-2161 .
ATLANTIC BEACH 2BRil 5BA Town'
nome. Fireplace. washer.'dryer. screened
porches, lenced yard. Pel OK. 241-4543.
OCEANFRONT 3BR'2BA condo in S Jax
Bch. Great views! New kichen. wasner/
dryer & more! Club pool $1950/mo All
Souln Realty 241-4141
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OCEANFRONT CONDO, Jax Beach,
2BR/2BA, 1176sf. Ocean 14, 16th floor.
$545,000, will consider co-op.
JAX BEACH. Newer 2BR/2BA. Many up-
grades. 1200sf. 9ft ceilings w/fans, walk-in
closet, kitchen appliances, washer/dryer,
terrace, fireplace, garage. Security sys-
tem. FSBO. $225,500. 246-8775.
Most payments cheaper than rent. Con-
dos, Townhouses, under $200,000.
Please call Realtor Kay Hewings, Magno-
lia Properties, (904)553-5019.
EAST OF A1A, 2/2 Townhome. Wood
floors, fireplace, new roof, jacuzzi tub.
Two blocks to ocean. Reduced to sell
$359,900. Owner/ realtor 246-3748, 993-
SUMMERHOUSE CONDOS,. 1BR/1BA,
fireplace, pool, porter service. $209,900.
VALENCIA CONDO, Jax .Beach/ PVB,
'new construction, 2BR/2BA, concierge,
spa, pool. San Marco style. See at
$409,900. Call (904)827-0446.
PONTE VEDRA, Fairfield, 2200sf.,
3BR/2.5BA, water view, tennis, pool, gat-
ed. $417,000. (904)910-7036.
BROADWATER, 3BR/2.5BA w/loft
ICl Coquina home, 2054sf. w/20 ft ceilings
Waterfront lot w/intercoastal views !
$448,000' will consider co-op.
BUYING IN; The Beaches? Waterfront, in-
tior & land. WE HAVE IT ALL! Purchase
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for details. (904)982-7620.
NEPTUNE BEACH. Summer Sands
Townhouse. 2BR'2.5BA. new rool plumb.
ing, HardiBoard siding, paint $260,000.
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Unfurnished Homes I'atrium PV 3BR/2BA SFH, porch Unfurnished Condos
0 Ponte Vedra by the Sea- PV Smmw/jacuzzi, lake view, fireplace, Su erhouse PV
n, fub so car arage w/jacuzzi, lake view, fireplace, comm. pool, t sahs
5BR/3.5BA, fabulous home, 3 car garage, garage. $1600/mgo. Newly renovated, new carpet, baths, u
fenced backyard, screened porch. .. ....S ... c.O hom kitchen, tile and great amemnities.
.%$2950/mo ..Sawgrass PV 3BR/2BA, spacious home iBR/1BA, Villa $900/mo
SSawgrass P.C. PV 3BR 2.5BA. home w/two car garage, fireplace, recently updated. 2BR/2BA, ground floor. $1175/mo.
has screened in pool, den or office, $1500/mo. Palms at Marsh Landing JB
hardwood floors. $2500/mo. 36th Avenue S. JB 2BR/2BA, duplex 2BR/2BA, ground floor'w/garage.
4 Marsh View SPV 4BR/4BA, end unit w/screened porch, fenced yard, garage, vaulted $1050/mo.
w/elevator, 2800 SF, beach access, ceilings.s $1400/mo. 3BR/2BA, 2nd floor, top end unit,
Attached arae $2200/o screened porch, fireplace. $1350/mo.
Sattached Pgarage. $2200/moA, spaciousInlet Beach 'PV 2BR/2BA, home on Villas at Mash Landing JB
Some in walking distance to schools & lagoon, screened porch, fresh paint, new tile 2BR/2BA, ground floor, w/garage,
beach. $2000/mo. & carpet, 2 car garage. $1295/mo. screened porch and fireplace. $1100/mo.
Vilano Walk SPV 4BR/3.5BA, newer Dolphin Blvd PV 3BR/2BA, home has Ocet Uinks PV
two story, across from ocean, light & garage, fenced yard, new carpet, fresh paint. 2BR/2BA, ground floor. $11l00/mo.
bright, garage. $1900/mo. $1200/mo. 112BRIlB condo has gara fir lace
$A1 200mo. 'porch, golf course views. $1200/mo.
38 17th Street AB 3BR/2.5BA, three Furnished Homes Orand Cay Vlas PV $ /
o story townhome, newly renovated, 1/2 Ocean Grande SPV 3BR/3BA. Condo, 3BR/2BA, 3rd floor, vaulted ceilings, tile
block to bch, garage. $1800/mo. luxuriously furnished, screened porch, across floors, upgrades thru-out. $1250/mo.
Quail Point PV 3BR/3BA. Home has from ocean. $3000/mo. 922 I" Street S JB 2BR/2BA, ground
Screened porch, decks, wood floors, golf floor, attached garage, porch, newer
course views. $1750/mo. Intracoastal West buldo g. $1800/mo.
132 II" Ave S. JB 3BR/3.5BA, Three Avanti Kernan 2BR/2BA, 2nd floor condo, building. $1800/mo.
story townhouse w/garage, many all appliances, great amenities. $995/mo. ^HSmith
balconies. $1650/mo. Point Meadows Gate Pkwy 2BR/2BA, 4th RlMAX COASTAL REAL ESTATE
SSolano Cay PV 3BR/2.5BA, Two story floor condo, elevator, great condition, screened Shannon
home, new carpet, two car garage, fresh f o950/ (904) 285-5640
paint, fireplace, screened porch. porch. 5mo. www.rentthebeaches.com ( 8
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The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader
PONTE VEDRA Beach, 2BR/2.5BA, com-
pletely renovated townhouse. 1300sf.,
WDHU. Small pets ok. $995/mo. Immedi-
ate occupancy. (904)591-2278.
ATLANTIC BEACH. Studio just steps to
ocean Convenient to shops, restaurants
$675/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
JAX BEACH, 1BR, Upper, 1 block Ocean,
$695+ $300/dep., water included.
Military/Senior discount, small pets OK,
123-D 18th Ave. North 708-0731.
LUXURIOUS Pelican Point. 2BR/2BA,
available now. $1700-$2600/mo. 3 month
minimum rental. (904)241-7206.
2BR/1.SBA townhouse, ceramic tile floors,
CH&A, WDHU, 1.5 blocks to Ocean. 1st,
last, deposit, lyr. lease. $975/mo.
Donna Ross Real Estate, Inc. 246-4862.
PONTE VEDRA- 1BR/1BA condo in con-
venient area hear Butlerl Club pool &
amenities $875/mo.' All South Realty,
S. JAX BCH 1 & 2 BR APTS
CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $65p-
JAX BEACH, 4 Blocks to Ocean.
1BR/1BA Apartment, $550/mo. 220 4th
Street So. (904)891-0606, (352)478-2161
STEPS TO OCEAN
JAX BEACH. 1BR/1BA, no WDHU.
$675/mo. includes utilities 1028 North 1st
ATLANTIC BEACH, Near ocean
3BR/2BA condo w/club pool, fireplace &
morel $1200/mo. All South: Realty,
JAX BEACH. 2BR Apartment, near
Ocean. CH&A, WDHU, no pets,
$795/mo.+ $400/dep. 246-3130.
NEWLY. RENOVATED 2BR/1.5BA PVB
Townhome. End unit, in 5-star complex.
Livingroom w/fireplace, dining room, fully
equipped kitchen w/brand new appliances
including washer/dryer. 1st floor powder
room, 2BR/1BA on 2nd floor w/deck off
master bedroom. Large closets. Small
pets permitted. $1100/mo. email: carloti-
firstname.lastname@example.org or (609)487-3473.
MOBILE HOMES $500 lo $550, on pri-
vate lots Near Mayport Naval Station, no
OCEANFRONT 2BR/1.5BA. Lovely Town-
home. Bamboo floors, granite couqter-
tops. stainless appliances Community
pool. 2 OceanlronI balconies No pels.
$2000/mo. 2233 Seminole Rd. #19. At-
lanlic Beach. 246-2797
STEPS TO BEACH
2BR,1BA 700st. 1026 North Ist Street
No WDHU. $750/mo. 280-7776
Lovely,3BR/2BA Condo, overlooking park.
French doors, stainless appliances, wash-
er/dryer, Plantation shutters, fireplace.
$1375/mo. Available, March 1st. 280-5170,
2 BLOCKS OCEAN: 212 10th Ave. N.
1BR $650/mo., 2BR $750/mo. Credit
check, deposit, no pets. (904)514-8530.
NEPTUNE BEACH. Large 2BR/1BA. Walk
to Ocean. CH&A, wall-to-wall carpet,
WDHU. No pets. $1050/mo. lease.
NEPTUNE BEACH, one block to ocean,
2BR/1BA, 1 year lease, NO pets, 800sf.,
includes W/D, $1000/mo. +$1000/sec.
dep. 918 A First Street, between Bay &
Pine. Call 246-8970 or 591-1218.
2BR/2.5BA Intercoastal condo. Furn./
ufum., water views, pool, clubhouse,
frplc., wet bar, patio, 1750sf, $1200-
$1550/mo. Boat dock negotiable.
ATLANTIC ;BCH. 1653 CoquIna Place,
1BR., 1/2 block from ocean, large deck/
yard. new carpet and tile, no dogs,
$750/mo 246-6039 or 962-6361.
OCEAN, 2-BLOCKS. 2BR/1BA; $950/mo.
215 8th Ave. North, J.B. 241-8269.
PONTE VEDRA 1BR all new Summer
House condo */ pool fitness, spa. con-
cierge, 'oo many amenities to list
$875/mo. Pels welcome 19041448-5591
JAX BCH, 228 A 12th Ave N. 1BR 1BA.
1.5 blocks to beach, $690'mo. 803-3099.
2BR'1BA, 1200SF., W/D, CH&A. sun-
room, large work room 1 block trom
ocean. $995/mo (9041 525-1676.
ATLANTIC BEACH. Selva Lakes
2BR/2.5BA. Open Kitchen, greal for enter.
tainingl $1500/mo Call 866-5000.
NEPTUNE BCH. 1 5 blocks to beach.
1940's Beach House w. hardwood floors,
open porch, yaid 2BR IBA. Pet ok W/i lee.
$975/mo Call Rick 891.2345.
WATERFRONT RENTAL 2BR/2BA JAX BEACH. 2BR Upper. 7 blocks Ocean,
Townhouse. $850/mo. 1 mile west of May- CH&A, WDHU $850/mo.. $500/dep Mill.
pon ferry 733-5225. 241-RENT. tary/Senior discount. No pets. 710 2nd
Ave. North. 708-0731.
LARGE IBR, excellent locationUii, 2 block IU
io Ocean, very clean. No pets $650/mo.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 1 Block Irom Ocean.
Small 1BR/1BA, some utilities Included.
$600/mo.. asp. Call aher 3pm, 514-4229
JAX BCH, 2 blocks from ocean. 2BR,'2BA.
upper, carpet, ceramic tile, WDHU, Iront
porch. $985/mo. TDO Management Serv-
ces. 246-1125. ;
-M -Management Company TOWNHOUSE, 2BR. 1 1/2BA, kit. equip.. JAX BEACH. 3BR. IBA. hardwood IIoors
M&Management Company wshnr dryr. 4 biks to ocean. $725/mo 419 washer/dryer, garage, lenced yard Walk
904-923-6680 : Upper 8in Ave. S.., Jax Bch. 246-1842 to Beach. S1350/mo + security. 219-9237.
ATLANTIC BEACH. newer, beautiful
r lownhome. 3BR/2.5BA, washer/dryer. 1-
car garage, small fenced yard $1450'mo.
Realtor owned. Call June 994-3608
Attention Renters: ATLANTIC BEACH townhouse. 2133
Seminole Rd #2 3BR/2 5BA. 1/2 block to
We have OCEANFRONT (1-Condo Penthouse), beach. W/D, dishwasher, microwave, lire-
s e r, ei a Th Ire place. CH&A, 3 car parking. decks on
Homes in Bentwater, Selva akes, The Pahns, each level. $1500mo 673-7863.
JAX. BCH, 930 S ste Ave. 2/3BR. 1BA,
Atlantic Beach, Wolf Creek, PV and more 12o00s, $800mo., new appliances and
bathroom, W/D Pets OK Nice backyard.
..all with multiple photos.. Visit us at: 476-5147.
S JAX Bch, 3BR 28A plus garage 6 Nor-
4beachesRealty.com berta Way. $1200/mo. 249-0231
(90)A\rA\ ~JAX BEACH 3BR,'2BA. wood Iloois, im-
Smaculate. 321 91h St. North. $1399/mo.
a %a Ln f -as.. i i 534-2120
108 The Fountains Ponie Vedra 2/1.5
107 \\'lo Pond Pomte Vedra 2/2
1702 Villas of Marsh Landing Ja.\ Beach 3/2
403 Tournament Road Ponte Vedra/Fairfield 2/2
16 Tarpon Drive. Ponte Vedra .. 3/2
63 'Tifton C6o e North Ponte Vedra/Sawgrass CC 3/2 '
110 Nautilus Way Ponte Vedra/TPC 3/2
4448 Pebblebrook Dn\ e laj'Riclbrok i' Glen K nan 3/2
42 Northgate Ponte Vedra/Sawgrass CC 3/2,
746 Spinnakers Reach P,.i-le Vedil/Sgr.s, Bijs, Cluh 2/2
121 Oak'tev Circle Ponice \edri'houvarnid aks 3/2
3343 Lightlhioue Pinme Lane Ja.\ Beach 3/3
2001 Windjammer Ln South Pome Vedra 3/3.5 + ofc
211 Mua Vita Atlanuc Beach 3/2.
3565 Bay Island Circle Ocean Cav/Ja\ Beach 3/2.5+loft
529 Sunset Drive Ponte Vedra 3/2.5
113 Lake Julia Drive North Ponte Vedra/Sau grass CC 3/3 + loft
806 Pelican Point Jax Beach 3/2
1316 Turtle Dunes Ct.. South Ponte Vedra 5/4
M^tlMIa ila' i L
ATL BCH, 2BR/I1BA, kitchen equipped,
WDHU, OO00sf, large lenced yard.
$925/mo. TDO; Management Services
INTRACOASTAL WEST- 3BR/2BA home
,w/garage on quiet cul-de-sac. $1150/mo
All South Realty, 241-4141.
ATLANTIC BEACH, beautitul 3BR/2BA.
many extras, 2 blocks ocean, $1600,'mo,
SEAVIEW PARK 3BR/3BA, pets consid-
ered, $1800/mo + deposit, 1-year, 504-
..3430 : ..
ATLANTIC. BEACH. 330 1st St. Newly
Remodeled 4BR/3BA. 2-blocks to Ocean
& Town Center. $1850'mo. 2490767.
S JACKSONVILLE BEACH
The Palms, 2/2 condo, approx. 1200sf,
beautiful, great amenities, avail now.
Summerhouse 2/2 condo, gated comm.
lots of amenities. Avail, now. $995/mo.
SAN PABLO CREEK
372 w/ bonus room, covered screened pa-
tio, fenced yard w/ irrigation syst.
4BR/2BA, 2 car garage, large home.
4/2, 2 car gar., Ig yard, avail. 2/10/06,
4/3 w/ bonus room, available now.
Lg 4/2, 2 car gar., comm. pool; near
Executive home, brand new, 2600sf,
4/2.5, gated comm.. $2200.mo
Executive townhome, brand new, full of
upgrades 3/2.5, over 200sf, $1800/mo.
2/2 Townhome, 1800st, 'avail, now
Lg 3/2, 2 car garage, over 2300sf,
(2).Brand new 3/2 condos, i100sf. Start-
ing at $900/mdo.
DAYBREAK WOODS (Pulaski area)
Brand new '3/2 2 car gar, avail now,
3,2. 2 car garage. available now
EAGLES HAMMOCK '
, 4BR,2BA 2 car garage. 2300sf,
3/2, 2 car gar less than 2 yrs old, off Yel-
low Bluff Rd. IDames PI. area) Avail. now.
HOME FINDER REALTY
241-5501 OR 221-1711.
PONTE VEDRA- FAIRFIELD 3/2, two-
story. gorgeous lake view guard/ galed,
community tennis/ pool' clubhouse, lawn
service. Pels OK. Non-smoking. Avail.
mid-March. $1900'mo. (9041703-0242
SJB. 3BR/2BA. 1380si, fireplace. 1191
Osceola Ave. $1250/mo. idep. Day or
PVB, SEASIDE. unlurn.. 1875sf, 3/2.
tpic W/D, scr. por.. pnvale beach ac-
cess. ooat/ RV storage. comm pool & ten-
nis. $1650/mo plus ulil. 904-651-0164.
ATLANTIC BCH 2559 Amercas Cup Cir-
cle E 3BR/2BA. hardwood' carpet, 1-car
garage washer/ aryer, fenced yard, com-
muniry pool. $1050/mo deposit.
INTRACOASTAL WEST. MarsnSound,
beautiful 4BR/3BA, walenront w/marsh-
views. many extras, $2000/mo
2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE, ceramic tile
floors. CH&A, laundry room, patio, fenced
yard, 1 yr. lease, no pels. $950 deposit.
$900imo 2104 Bay Rd. Neptune ch..
993-1114 or 270-1284.
ATLANTIC BEACH Townhouse, 2025
Seminole Rd. 2BR/2BA, 1/2 block to
Ocean Loft otfice, cathedral ceiling, great
deck, garage. washer/dryer. $1450/mo.
6 Blocks To Beach. 3BR/1.5BA, hardwood
Iloors. real nice. $1250/mo with releren-
PVB 'SAWGRASS, Country Club 2/2 ARLIN16TON/VMILL Cove Golf Club area.
oen, water to goll view $1850,,'mo Cal 'Lovely' rick nom. 3BR'2BA w' dpplian-
Susan 1904)514-7150. ces, fireplace. screened porch, lenced
yard $1100/mo +sec. 1904)928-3661.
INTACOATAL W"ST- W 3BRi2BA nome
in Villages of Pablo! Comm pool, tennis &
more! $1200!mo All South Realty.
BEAUTIFUL. FORMER Model Home in
PABLO BAY. 3000+sl, like new 4BR.
bonus room, tIoal 5BRR3BA. Many up-
grades, stainless appliances, central vac.
intercom, hardwood floors, closed lanai,
watervew. Clubhouse, pool, tennis Avail-
able 4/1 $2300/mo 349-3434.
ICW, KENSINGTON. 3BR/2BA, applian.
ces, community pool 1200st $1100/mo.
PVB, PRESTIGIOUS Village Walk in Saw-
grass. All new 3BR 3BA, pool. 2 car gar.,
golfcourse/ lake view. Immediate occu-
pancy No pets/ no smokers. $1000/mo
Call 1904)631-3799 lor information
LARGE HOUSE. 3-4 Bedrooms, 30tl Io
Ocean Partially furnished, no dogs.
$2500/mo. water included. (904)249-34 19.
ATLANTIC BCH. 3'2, Ig fenced yard,
home. Completely remodeled; washer/
dryer, double gar, $1200/mo. plus sec.,
rels 241-2931 or 207-9006.
PONTE VEDRA- 3BR/2BA home on quiet
cul-de-sac in Dolphin Cove! Lg. Iol, ga-
rage & morel $1050!mo. All South Realty.
. PONTE VEDRA Nice 3BR/2BA. WDHU,
Sfencea yard, garage. $1275.mo.
ATLANTIC BCH. 1839 Ocean Grove,.
steps from beach, 1BR/1BA, lower unit
apartment, new construction, gorgeous all
the way through, $1000/mo 868-3259.
JAX BEACH Nonh Clean 3BR/2BA.
2-car garage. lanced yard, carpel, ceramic
lile. Holly Dnve Ouiel neighborhood.
$1250/mo.. deposit. 614-5278.
JAX BEACH. Beautiful 4BR'3.5BA. 2-car
garage, granite. 2800st, $1999/mo
496 upper 8th Ave Souln 534.2120.
PV GOLF COURSE CONDO. near the
ocean and Club at the Pointe. 3BR'2BA.
untutnished, ground floor w/atlached ga-
rage on the lagoon $2500'mo 1904)285-
5896 or (904)251-5389.
EXCLUSIVE MIRAVISTA- Atlantic Blvd @
Ine Intracoastal Waterway, 3/4BR, 3.5BA,
approx. 2700s1 wlmarina view. Reson
style living, live among mllionairesr
$2500/mo. includes 1 car garage, water,
sewer, cable, pool, spa, club house,
nealln club, Manna Walk. gated communi-
ty w/water Marsh and marina views.
Available May '06, 40' boat slip also
available Call now 463-2845
OCEAN FRONT iOcean 14) beaublfully
renovated, furnished. 3BR'2BA w/storage
unit. $2495/mo 19041571-3877.
PALMS 6@ Marsnianding- 2BR/2BA, luxu-
Sry condo, gated community, minutes from
beach, $1175/mo Available nowl Call
SUMMER HOUSE, PVB, 1BR/ 1BA w/5
star amenities, washer dryer included, goll
side $850'mo Call (904)318-1880.
SAWGRASS COUNTRY Club 2BR/2BA.
No smoking, no pets. $1450/mo.
* PVB- AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY *
Beach close 2BR CORNER units W/D,
fpl., new carpel paint, appliances. $900-
$1190. Make your deal. Early move-In,
better deal. Call Janet, 635-6375.
PALMS AT MARSH LANDING
Gated, resort living, workout room,
2 pools, large 2BR/2BA, washer/dryer, like
new. 7-12 month lease, $995/mo. Owner
Agent, 993-3803, 993-5853.
NEW CONDO, Orange Park! Washer/
Dryer, cable. $825/mo. (916)622-3754.
PONTE VEDRA, The Fountains, 2/1.5,
newly renovated, minutes from JTB.
$1000/mo plus sec., refs. 241-2931 or
NEW CONDO, 3BR/2BA, $985/mo., 1
month security deposit, Call 379-8401,
WATERFRONT, LUXURIOUS 3BR/3BA
w/office, 2700sf. condo. Located on Inter-
coastal in new Mira Vista development.
Lots of amenities. Available with or without
boatslip. For details, call 398-9080 x211.
PVB FAIRFIELD- 2BR,2BA, garage. Man-
ned community gale. pool, tennis.
NEPTUNE BEACH. 2BR/2.5BA Town-
* home, fireplace, fenced yard, garage,
WDHU, community pool. $1250/mo,
PV CONDO 2BR:2BA screen room lake
view. pool, tennis $1100'mo 234-4939
BOATER'S DREAM. 2BR'2 5BA. waler.
Iront townnouse at me Moorings .la Bchn
Newly renovated new appliances,. washer
dryer. $1600,mo includes 50 rt boatslip
NEWER 3BR.2BA. Souihside Upscale
condo. Wasner/daryer. $1300'mo. includes
OCEAN FRONT 3BR 2BA condo, avail
DORIS PET SERVICE
The kennel alternative/ Providing conven-
ient, reliable care for your pets at your
home while you are away. Reasonable
rates, references. For more information
call: Doris Rosarius, 241-8967. Licensed,
WHAT KIND of training are you looking
for? We are now offering Puppy 101 and
Basic obedience classes, plus all levels of
Agility CGC classes are (Free). Near
Craig Air Field call us @ Actions Dog
Training -Day & Nght Center. 642-1782.
GERMAN SHEPHERD, Female, spayed,
3-1/2 years. Glorious personality. Owner
ill. Free to excellent home. References re-
BLUE PITBULL, (ADBA), pups, beautiful
markings, excellent bloodlines & confirma-
AMERICAN PIT Bull Terrier Pups. Born
12/12/05. Parents on site. Call 234-0152,
AUSTRALIAN BLUE heeeler Puppy, fe-
male, 10wks old. Shots, wormed. $150.
Karen, 249-9324 leave message.
AKC REGISTERED Yellow female Labs.
Hlealth.certificates, TRAINED. $400-$600.
FOUND 2/3/06 male cat in Neptune
Beach. Gray-striped. -w/white. Cannot
LOST- COCKATIEL, white, Monday,
(1/30/06) Park Terrace West Atlantic Bch.
PVB SUMMERHOUSE. iER/.'IBA. F.re HOMELESS. PETS for adoption- Cats &
place, washerdryer All new. $900-mo dogs. 246-3600.
THE VILLAS 2BR'2BA. garage. porch
ground floor, pool. elc 1050.mor
BRAND NEWI 1BRI'BA. luxury condo.
lyr lease. $825.mo i916)622-3754
PONTE VEDRA. a spacious 2BR,2BA
comer unit, wasner dryer w'Iireplace,
$1175/mo., 635 6375
JAX BEACH Steps to Sand. on 1tt Si
3BRi2BA washer dryer large balcony
1400s1 Great location JNo dogs
$1550/mo tdep. 537-5071. 881 4730
OCEANFRONT CONDOS & Beach
homes. WeeKiy/monihiy Visit us at
jaxbeachrenial.com or 535-3911 or
S. JAX Bch 2BR, fully lurnisned ocean-
Iront condo. Monitrlyi Weekly 241-0267
OCEANFRONT 1 Bedrcom Weekly or
monthly. Pool (9041463-7343
4BR/4BA, weekly, monthly yearly Call
OCEANFRONT- FURNISHED & untur-
nished homes & condos' From $500 per
weekly All South Reairy. 241-4141
KENSINGTON. SEEKING roommate,
$400/mo. -1/2 uhiliies. Call 221-6646
CHRISTIAN MALE looking lor roommate
2BR/IBA apanmeni. 1 block to ocean.
South jax Beach. $500 + one hall uilihes.
furnished or unlumished. 472-3580.
ROOMMATE TO share 3BRi2BA in N Jax
Bcn $600,mo includes utilities plus dep
OUIET, INTEGRITY. stabii.ry, drug Iree
Refs $400/mo 333-2624 iv msg
JAX BEACH Terntric 3BRi2BA, spacious
hme. Near Ocean $S500,'rmo247.-8913
ROOMATE TO share atraciive Ponte Ve-
dra 2BR 2BA quiel serene home Avail
now. $600.'mo 373-0354
EXCLUSIVE MIRAVISTA Allanic Bii d
the Iniracoaslal Waterway, 3/4BR. 3.5BA.
approx. 2700st Reson style living, live
among millionaires Looking lor 2. roorri-
mates. $800 ea per rroniri. includes all
utilities, cable, pool. spa. riealih club,
Marinna Walk gated community ,waler.
marsh and marina views. Available May
'06, 40' doal sup also available Call now
MAYPORT AREA (orl of Assisil. lurnish.
ed, deposit, $110'week. 372-4265
UPSCALE EXECUTIVE Otices lor lease
in beautiful Jax Ben Fully lurnished.
amenities include wireless nrgn speed in-
lernet, use ol lully lurnished conference
room & kitchen $700 mo w' 2vr lease
$750/mo w/ lyr lease 242-9195
JAX BEACH reilai/ortice space 550sri.
3ra Street visibility 246 0576
Professional office space, approximately
1000st, second floor, includes conference
room, break room & bath $1495'mo
JAX BEACH building lor lease w.otlce
Multi-purpose use Near public Doal ramp,
1800st $1500/mo For details 249-3214.
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ACCIDErnJ IIji.RED" tApr tronail'r,
lurx Wronglul deain" Aulo. Molorcile
Truck. Premrrise Produce, Animal tile.
Slip and lali, Pedesirian. AA-A Attorney
Referral Service 1800)733.5342. 24 hours.
DIVORCE AMERICAN STYLE! Unconr.
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NOTICE OF SALE
The following' vehicles) Will be sold at
public auction, per Fl -Stat 713,585 at
10:00 AM on 'February 24, 2006 at
Lienor's address to satisfy a lien against
said vehicles) for labor, services arid stor-
age charges. No titles, as is, cash only.
1996 Buick Lesabre 4D
Ownei Aarain Delano Duncan
1750 W 10in Sl Jacksonville FL 32209
5022 Gate Pwy Ste 208, Jacksonville FL
Cash sum to redeem vehicle: $2114.80
Lienor:, S & S Auto repair Shop aka -
S & S Service Center
9052 New Kings Rd, Jacksonville FL
Notice to owner or hienhoider thai he has,
right to a nearing any ime prior io .ale
date by iing witr, ihe clerk ol the coun.
Owner has ihe right to recover vehicle by
posting bond in accordance with Fl Stat
559.917 Net proceeds from sale in ex-
cess of amount claimed by lienor will be
deposited with the clerk of the court. In-
terested parties, contact: State Filing
Service, Inc..(772) 595-9555.
ATLANTIC BEACH Free standing office/ BL2/8/06
commercial/ retail building, snop commer-
clal lol & warehouse space Siarting at
$500/mo. Free rent 1904 514-1090 I
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA. 2-car garage.
Pets OK. Fenced yard Eight blocks to
Beach. $1490/mo., 237-7198, 607-9332.
PVB- GRAND Cay, 2/2, W/D, gated, gym,
pool. $1050/mo. 285-9324.
GATED CONDO, 3BR/2BA. JTB/Hodges,
all amenities,, washer/dryer, fireplace,
garage. $1250/mo. 382-7606.
MAGNIFICENT WATER view, 1BR condo,
The Palms at Marsh Landing. Completely
renovated, new appliances, many ameni-
ties, pool, tennis, gym, cinema, tanning.
$875/mo. Avail. now. 349-3434.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/2.5BA Town-
home. 2-Car garage, Silver Lakes
community. Washer/Dryer. $1500/mo.
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The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader
February 8, 2006
February 16, 2006 at 5:45 p.m. in the
City Hall Building, Council Chambers, 116
First Street. Neptune Beach, Florida.
If a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Board with respect
to matter considered at such. meeting or
hearing the person will need a record ol
the proceedings and for such purpose
may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings Is made. which
record Includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act and Section 286.26. Flori-
da Statute, persons with disabilities need-
ing special accommodallon to participate
In this meeting should contact the City
Clerk's Office no later than 12.00 p.m.,
the day of the meeting.
SPECIAL AND WORKSHOP MEETING
CITY OF NEPTUNE BEACH
SPECIAL MEETING: In accordance with
Article II, Section 2-27, ofl the Code of Or-
dinances of the City of Neptune Beach,
the Mayor hereby calls a Special Meeting
of the City Council, to be held on Febru-
ary 13, 2006. at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall
Council Chambers. 116 First Street, for
the purpose of waste services request for
No other business may oe brought before
rhis meeting. If a person decides to appeal
any decision made by the Council with re-
spect to any matter considered at such
meeting or hearing the person will need a
record of the proceedings and for sucn
purpose may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
Notice is hereby given that a WORK-
SHOP MEETING of the City Council of the
City of Neptune Beach, Florida, will be
held Immediately following the Special
Meeting, in the Council Chambers, 116
First Street. Neptune Beach, Florida. This
is an educational workshop about Plan-
11I a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Council with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting or
hearing the person will need a record of
the proceedings. and for such purpose
may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings Is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Flon-
da Statue, persons wilh oisabililes need-
ing special accommodation to participate
in these'meetings should contact Ine City
Clerk's Office no later than 5:00 p.m. the-
day of the meeting.
Lisa Volpe, CMC
. BL 2/8/06
CITY OF JACKSONVILLE
SECOND AND FINAL READING OF OR-
DINANCE NO. 2006-7910
"AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION
2-1 "PURCHASE OF MATERIALS, IN
EXCESS OF SPECIFIED AMOUNT:
PUBLICATION OF NOTICE FOR BIDS"
AND SECTION 2.1.1 "PURCHASE PRO-
CEDURE; CONTRACTS, ETC." OF
CHAPTER 2 "ADMINISTRATION" OF
THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE
CITY OF JACKSONVILLE BEACH,
February 20, 2006 7.00 P.M.
COPIES OF THE PROPOSED ORDI-
N, NNCES ARE, ON-FILE FOR PUBLIC
EXAMI(A0tIO IN-1- OFFICE OF THE
CITY 'CLERK'V- OF 3ACKSONVILLE
BEACH. INTERESTED PARTIES MAY
APPEAR AT THE MEETING AND BE
If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the City Council with respect to
any matter considered at any meeting or
hearing such person may need a record
of the proceedings, and. for such purpose,.
such person may need to ensure a verba-
tim record or the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
/s/ Heidi Reagan
LOST RING- outside .of Carrabba's on
Wed.. Feb. 1st. Reward! 241-2523.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
LEARN TO SPEAK SPANISH
Private Spanish lessons offered by an
experienced teacher hom Spain. All levels
taught. Fast and efficient method. Classes
are lun and creative Also available Is a
crash course for travelers who want to
improve their language skills. Translation
services available. Call (904)651-3053.
EARN'DEGREE online from home. Medi-
cal, Business, Paralegal, Computers. Job
placement assistance. Computer & finan-
cial aid if quality l866)858-2121 www.on-
COMPANION SITTERS, HHA, and nome-
makers needed for Beaches area. Call
Undemill today Ask for Pat or Candice
'PART-TIME ASSISTANT. Vicar's Land-
Ing, a Life Care Retirement Community,
located In Ponte Vedra Beach is seeking a
part-time Assistant lor our Health Center.
Tis position supports the Administrator &
Director of Nursing and requires 3-5 years
of strong secretarial skills, and excellent
organizational skills. Must be computer
proficient (Microsoft Office, Publisher, &
Excel), and possess excellent attention to
detail skills We offer a fast paced
environment, as well as competitive sal-
ary. Please forward resume to:
email@example.com or fax to
904-273-1719 or mall to: Vicar's Landing,
1000 Vicar's Landing Way. Ponte Vedra
Beach, FL 32082, ATTN: HR Drug Free
MODELS WANTED lor high quality e-
male fashion photography Good pay per
session. Experience not required.
Energetic, flexible/ multi-task person.
Transportation with valid FL driver's li-
cense a must. Hours: 6pm-10:30pm or lat-
er. Call Wanda or Debbie after 2pm.
GREENFROG PEST PREVENTION
Administrative Secretary. Data entry &
computer experience. Minimum 25 wpm
Good telephone skills, customer friendly,
organizational skills. Apply Monday-Fn-
day, 9am-4pm' 159 19th Street North, Jax
NAIL TECH, Experienced. Also. Recap-
ti-nist. Atlantic Beach area. 249-8777.
NOTICE TO READERS
HELP WANTED classifications In this
newspaper are Intended to announce gen-
ulne current job openings. No fees may be
charged to tne 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 trainingmay appear un-
der Job Service. Should any Help Wanted
advertiser ask for a fee or Ifthe advertiser
is offering a product or service rather than
a job opening, please notify The Beaches
ASSISTANT HEAD cashier needed nights
and weekends, Proctor Ace Hardware 870
A1A North, PVB. 249-0179.
GOLF RETAIL & Phone Sales/ CSR,
PT/FT. Some travel possible. Hodrily.
Beacnes Area. Fax resume: 270-0437;
NANNY NEEDED in Jax Beach to provide
in-home day care for my daughter 3 days
per week, flexible hours, references re-
quired. Call Diana 607-2320.
OFFICE ASSISTANT for Insurance Mar-
keting Company. Flexible hours. Pleasant
phone skills, basic computer skills,
background in ACT, W9rd.. Excel. Call
'EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER wanted.
Must have own transportation and
telephone. Paid weekly, must be flexible
to work 20/hrs per week minimum.
NEPTUNE BEACH. General office & cus-
tomer service Sales expenence helpful.
16-20 per wk. ($7.00-8.00/hr. +monthly
bonus). Non-Smoking environment.
COCKTAIL SERVER. Please apply in per-
son, Giovanni's,. 11'61 Beach Blvd., Jax
NOW -HIRING, Experienced Receptionist
for busy salon 'Apply In person, 2409
South 3rd St., jax Beach., 241-4247.
MEN'S/LADIE'S TAILOR. Jax Beach. Sat-
urdays. Excellent salary. Apply in person,
ask for Fitz or Bob, Rosenblum's,
2400-203 South 3rd St.
MASTER GARDENER. Manage land-
. scape .service..ior_ estate. propeiles.-Fax
-uresume: ,B0-98B8jT : '.; Di1 ., FROB
is looking for service
oriented Caddies to
work at a premier
facility in Ponte Vedra
Beach. Golf knowledge
is required. Year-round
part-time and full-time
$400-$700 per week.
Also interviewing for
FRONT DESK Receptionist in holistic, in-
ternal medical office needed. Full/Part-
lime secretarial, clerical, and support of
M.D. -a unique settlling. Experience re-
quired in answering phones, computer
skills, and communications and public re-
lations' skills required Must be enthusias-
tic, dependable. consistent, and an excel-
lent match. Fax resume with references,
no phone calls please. Persephone Heal-
ing Arts Center, 904-246-3778.
CLASS A-CDL Drivers. Great benefits &
pay. Home most weekends. 95% no touch
right. 70o drop & hook. Earn up to
, $1.21/mile.. Interested? Call Daryl
: :PT EL WATED sp
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT. Ponte Vedra
based family office seeks a highly motivat-
ed and energetic individual to join its team
of professionals. Candidate must possess
superior skills In MS Excel, Word, Access
and Outlook and must be proficient In nav-
igating the internet. Only well-spoken can-
didates with a pleasant disposition will be
considered lor this excellent position. For
further information regarding the Firm,
please visit www.spring-bay.com or
www.sontagfoundation com. Resumes
should be sent to
Reliable transp. computerr skills a must.
Apply www.cls-florida.com 996-0233
BURDENBEARER SERVICES needs reli-
able cleaning help ResidentialCommer-
cial. Call 242-9358.
JAX BEACH Restaurant hiring Cook &
Servers Evenings Call 247-8757.
PLASTERERS & HELPERS. Full-time.
Transponation required. Paid weekly.
$10/hr min. depends on experience. Call
BEACHES AREA Embroidery company
seeks machine operator. Exp preferred
POOL CLEANER w/valid Flonda Dnver's
License. Experience helpful but will train
Good salary & benefits Apply. Surtside
Pools. 313 Beach Blvd., 246-2666. or lax
resume: 249-8801, e-mail: surisidepools
LAWN CARE Technician. Growing route
wiestablished company. Excellent pay and
Benefits No experience needed. Good
driving record. DFWP, Call 241-7874
VISITOR SERVICES ASSETS: P/T and
F/T positilons, weekend work required.
some evenings. Salary range $6.50-$8/hr.
Retirees and college students welcome.
Send resume to: Beaches Museum & His-
tory Center. P.O. Box 50646, Jacksonville
Beach, FL 32240.
SERVICE PLUMBER needed, exp. &. val-
id DL a must. DFWP EOE. 246-8330.
ANDY'S POOLS, INC.
3 Pool Techs needed. Experience prefer-
red, but will train. Clean driving record.
401k. health benefits. Please call
WANTED: CARPENTERS & Helpers. Re-
modeling Ocean Edge Condos, Jax
LOOKING FOR Hard Working, dependa-
ble, detail & multi-task oriented Individual.
for delivery & maintenance of medical
equipment & supplies. Must have neat ap-
pearance, excellent customer service
skills & excellent driving record. Back-
ground check is required by law. Apply in
person, Southeastem Medequip Inc. 905
ortn Third St Jacksonville Beach
NAIL TECH wanted, FT/PT, w/clienlele.
no acrylics, for Day Spa in Jax Beach Call
Miki at 904-242-8008.
PRIVATE CLEANING Company seeking
reliable workers. Serious inquiries only,
music be insurable. Leave message,
(LPN OR RN)
Full Time Monday- Friday. 3pm to 11pm at
a Premier Retirement Community Health
Center. Excellent work environment. Ex-
perience in geriatric care desired. Applica-
tions at Fleet Landing Security Gate, One
Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beacn, FL;
Fax to (904)246-9447; email to.
firstname.lastname@example.org EOE/ Drug-
CSR. INSURANCE Agency located in
Atlantic Beacn. Must hold or be willing to
obtain 440 License. Starting salary based
on experience. Fax resume to 247-4449.
Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay 8
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
For expanding heallhcare staffing and-
home health care business. Position per-
forms full range of HR functions. Requires
personable, self-directing, detail oriented
person with HR experience, preferably in
ealthcare. Must be proficient In Microsoft
programs. Bachelors degree preferred.
Career advancing opportunity; competitive
pay and full benefits. Fax resume to:
(904)241-9675 to apply.
F/T OR P/T Barber wanted. Don's Barber
Shop. Ponte Vedra. 285-3111 or 285-
TWO HAIR stations available lor lease.
..... ........MEDICAL PERSONNEL needed M.A..
BUSY BEACHES Psychiatry practice front-office, medical records, Billers, Tran-
seeks Receptionist/Secretary. Also, P/T scriptionisis. Family Practice, OBGYN,
possible. Fax resume: 247-4926. and Dermatology experience preferred,
Faxv resume 636-0066nn
Full Time temporary position at a Premier
Retirement Community. Law enforcement/
security experience required. Flexible
schedule with some weekends and holi-
days, good communication skills with the
ability to,interact with staff and residents.
Only expenenced need apply. Applica-
tions available at Fleet Landing Secunty
Gate, One Fleet Landing Security Gale,
One Fleet Landing Blvd. Atlantic Beach,
FL 32233; Fax to attention HR at 904-246-
9447; email to: Jobs@fleetlanding.com.
FRONT OFFICE, entry level position, en-
ergetic person for last paced office.
NANNY, GOOD Pay, PT/FT, days. Trans-
portation, references needed. 241-2723.
CARPENTRY HELP/ Laborers Beaches
area, W/C exempt and/ or transportation a
plus. Call Rocky 509-0500.
F/T OR P/T evenings. Beaches. South-
sioe. Westside. Must have transportation
and phone. Start immediately. 273-2761.
PAINTERS- EXP., own tools & transporta-
tion. Honest & dependable. Top pay.
Needed for Immediate FIT & PTr posi-
tions. Requirements: Class "D" security li-
cense, HS Diploma or GED. clean back-
ground and drug Iree. Excellent pay and
Benefits., Qualified candidates may. lax .re-
)r"oasd u-crity Services-', 6817 Sbuth-
polnt Pkwy. #1001, Jacksonville, Fl
HAIRSTYLISTS NEEDED. 3 Rental sta-
tions. New salon In Neptune Beach,
2nique's. Call 246-0041.
DENTAL ASSISTANT, F/T, experience
necessary., Ponte Vedra 285-3128
WE ARE expanding again and are in need
of a self- motlivated plumber to perform
new construction & remodel work. Exp. a
must. DFWP EOE. 246-8330
BUILDING OFFICIAL. City of Atlantic
Beach, $23 24/hr to $30.59/hr.;
$48,339.39/yr. to 569,627/yr. D.O.O.
benefitss Must be Florida certified Build-
ing Official Performs supervisory and spe-
cialized technical work in the enforcement
of the Standard Building Code & related
regulations. Applications accepted until
position tilled at 800 Seminole Rd.. All.
Beach, FL 32233 For more info visit
www.coab.us or call (904)254-5820. No
smokers/ tobacco users will be hired.
Drug, nicotine, and alcohol testing con-
POOL MAINTENANCE Personnel. Experi-
ence preferred, bul will train. Valid driver's
license required for insurance. 246-2455.
DO you want to join a winning team. Don't
get eft out Our driver's make $500-$700
per week. Call 249-5151 ask for Brian or
493-5250 ask for Tim Collins.
RECEPTIONIST FfIT. M-F. Bam-4.30pm,
$9.50 per hr + benefits. Mullti-phones, tax,
tiling, computer, copy machine. Dependa-
bility a must. Send resume 270-1633.
MEDICAL. BUSY Pediatric offices at
Beach & Perimeter Park have Immediate
openings for Medical Assistant and Front
Desk Spanish speaking a plus. Call 642-
6100 or lax resume to: 642-2344.
WANTED: BARTENDER. Barback, Door-
man. FT/PT Apply at 2206 Mayport Rd.
Work at the Beach. We're a Microsoft de-
veloper providing software for transporta-
tion, logistics, dispatch, and accounting.
(Heavy prospecting, lelemarkeling and
lead generation) Prospecting experience
a must along with strong PC skills and
ability to work Independently. Fax resume
to 241-7333 or email:
jennifterw @ desertmicro.net
LOOKING for a change' Establisned Sal-
on has opening for 2 stylists w/clientel. Ex-
cellent working conditions, 60%o Commis-
sion. Health & Dental Insurance. Retire-
ment plan. All inquiries confidential. Con-
tact Bob or Susan al Susan Merrinck Hair
Designs. (w)246-7272 or (h)246-1579
RECEPTIONIST/CLERICAL Proficient in
MS Word & Excel. Ponte Vedra Beacn
area. Organized. positive attitude. 8am-
5pm Monday-Friday $11/hr. Fax resume
to Ginger at (9041280-1640 or email to
LABORERS, HELPERS. Skilled personnel
(all types). Call 249-8147. or apply 203
South 3rd Street, Jax Beach. Good pay &
Join our teaml If you can excel at inside
sales & 'desire a fast-paced work environ-
ment, we may have an excellent
opportunity For you. You will loin a Nation-
alcompany & work in Ponte Vedra Beach.
Ideal candidate will have 1+ years experi-
ence Inside sales, customer service, or
telemarketing, & excellent communication
skills. Ability to handle business accounts.
Base pay plus commissions $25k plus
FT. no evenings or weekends. Fax re-
sume: (904)285-0010 or email:
jim @ mediakids.com
TEACHER. CDA Certllled, 4yr. Old Class.
Warm & loving Teachers & Assistants
needed. FT & PT. Call 249-0905. or tax
resume to 249-5241. The Beaches School
& The Red School House.
TRAINERS FOR Day Program Work with
MR/DD adults. M-F, 8am-4pm. Apply 850
6th Ave South, Suite 500. 249-8556.
Full-Time with great benefits and work en-
vironment Experience preferred.. Applica-
tions available at Fleet Landing Security
Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic
Beach, FL.; Fax to 904-246-9447; email to
email@example.com. EOE' Drug-free
EXPERIENCED ADMIN needed for PV
areal Must have strong computer skills,
solid work history F/T and P/T positions
available. Salary is $28-$35K with oppor-
tunity for growth. Please call ATS Staffing
at 904-224-1400 or email resume to
DRIVER- NOW hiring qualihled drivers for
Central Florida local and national OTR po-
sitions Food grade tanker. no hazma., no
pumps, great benefits, competitive pay
and new equipment. Need 2 years expen-
ence. Call Bynum Transport for your op-
portunity today; (800)741-7950
HAIRDRESSER & NAIL TECH NEEDED
Beaches area salon. PT/FT. 249-2254.
CLERICAL HELP and Experienced Irriga-
tion Tech needed. All inquines confiden-
tial. Great pay, immediate openings
BEACHES CAR Wash- full lime help
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd
PONTE VEDRA Animal Hospital is looking
for Kennel Attendant. Apply within, 28 Co-
rona Rd, Ponle Vepra., 85;7924.
TIRE .&. OIL TECH. Wared.o .Monday-Fn-
day. Call Bob 241-5311.
MANUEL'S DELI. WINE. PVB Kitchen &
Counter. 35-40hrs. Some benefits. 273-
LINE COOKS, & experienced Breakfast
Cook. Immediate openings. Apply: The
Tavern at Sawgrass. 285-3133.
LIFEGUARD: PRIVATE Club Atlantic
Beach. Drug Frbe Workplace Must have
CPR and lifesaving certification. PT or FT.
EBERT NORMAN BRADY ARCHITECTS
is seeking a self-motivated, professional
individual for a full time. entry level, ad-
ministrative position. Required experience
to include pleasant phone etiquette. good
organizational skills, a working knowledge
of MS Excel and MS Word with good word
processing & proof reading skills. Photo-
shop & Power Point skills a plus. Also.
needs a vehicle lor running occasional er-
rands. Please email resume to
firstname.lastname@example.org and/or con-
tact Fran Vickers at 241-9997 to schedule
CUSTOMER SERVICE Rep wanted,
Southside. seeking 2 individuals, 'entry
level, no weekends, computer and office
skills a must. Fax resume to Mr Kirk at
FULL-TIME, and Temporary Full-Time at
a Premier Retirement Community. Excel-
lent benefits. Experience required. Appli-
cations available at Fleel Landing Security
Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd.. Atlantic
Beach, FL 32233; Fax to 904-246-9447;
email to email@example.com. EOE/
SWIMMING POOL Coastruction. Top
pay & benefits. Palace Pools. 998-1811,
11655 Central Pkwy #313, Jax, FL
HOME CLEANERS earn excellent pay
cleaning homes weekly & biweekly. De-
pendable car required. Full or part time.
PONTE VEDRA Animal Hospital seeking
Receptionist with Customer Service expe-
rience. Apply within, 28 Corona Rd.,
Ponle Vedra, 285-7924.
HELP DESK: Assist our customers with
QuickBooks and our QuickBooks certified
billing software. Provide training and sup-
port via telephone and on-line application
sharing tools. PC Help Desk experience
required. We offer Mon-Fn work week,
competitive pay, great benefits, 401K
Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MANUFACTURER OF baby bedding is
hiring full-time and part-time professional
Sewers. Experience required, call New Ar-
rivals Inc. 246-0687
UPSCALE EAST Arlington Hidden Hills
Area Cafe. experienced Grill/ Saute
Cook, Dish and Weaits, lunch, dinner
brunch. Back Porch Cafe 3031 Monument
CAPTAIN/ MANAGER needed for 24hr.
Sea Tow operation at the beaches. Must
have Captain's license w/towing endorse-
ment. excellent boat handling skills, com-
puter literate, outgoing and friendly, basic
oat maintenance knowledge, must be
flexible and motivated. Call 249-3456 or
lax resume to 249-3462.
STYLIST NEEDED for South PV Salon.
Potential 609. w/following. No service
fees. retail incentives. Please call
City of Atlantic Beach, $12.48/nr. $499/wk;
$25,958/yr+ benefits. Must obtain a mini-
mum of a Class -C" Collection or Distribu-
tion System Technician Certif. within 18
mths. from hire date; must obtain & hold a
valid Class "B" Comm Driver License with
air brakes within 6 mths from hire date;
Applications accepted until 2/15006 al 800
Seminole Rd., All. Beach, FL 32233. For
more. Info visit www.coab.us or call
(904)247-5820. Non-smokers/ 'tobacco
users will be hired Drug, nicotine and. al-
ohnl t lestinn tnnduriicted. FOE.
CDL A/B DRIVERS &
Needed for FL/GA routes. Professional
with clean MVR Call 646-1962 M-F
OFFICE ASSISTANT. Beaches Plumbing
Company. Experience answering multi
phone-lines; Word & Excel necessary
Plumbing knowledge a plus. $8.00/hr
Email resume to Braaschl@bellsouth.net,
or mail to P.O. Box 50446, Jax Beach FL
3 POSITIONS. Dry Cleaner/Pant Presser,
Front Counter Person & P/T Driver. Call
Anna, 246-1705. The Cleaners, 1519 Pen-
FIRST CHOICE Home Improvements.
Needs skilled carpenters & free climbers
FRAMING CARPENTERS. G C Supenn-
lendent lot established company. Drug
Iree work place, benefits. 241-2721
OFFICE ASSISTANT, PT/FT, $8-$9/hr. to
start. M-F, 9am-1t30pm Great office envi.
ronment.. Near UNF. (904)646-1962.
FRAMER'S HELPERS needed. Custom
homes, Beaches area. Transponauton re-
ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT. For 27yr. old
pool construction company. Multi-account-
ing function position inclusive of AR, AP,
GL. Collections and Job Costs. Human
REsource skills helpful. Must have strong
Excel and organizational skills. 2.5yrs. ex-
perience required Great benefits including
401(K). Fax resume to Suriside Pools ai
904-249-8801 or e-mail to
julie @ surfslaepools.net
Jax Beach office needs expenencea pro-
fessional, excellent pay and benefits,
strong computer skills needed. Call
241-7874 for appt.
BAR & GRILL
Now hiring lull time Host/ Hostess for AM
& PM shihs. Servers- lull availaoility. Ap-
ply within 1018 N. 3rd St. JB.
Managers in Training
Up to $50,000 per
year Retail Mgmt Exp
Up to $9.00 per hour
at your local Jiffy Lube
Call our Job Line at
800-598-9850 ext. 787
or Fax Resume to
AUTO TECHNICIAN. Beaches. Own
tools, driver's license. All makes & mod-.,
els. Contact Alion, 249-0311.
FIT SILK Presser Needed. Guaranteed
hours. Ponte Vedra. 285-5644.
SERVICE TECHNICIAN. Local pool com-
pany seeking experienced service techni-
cian. Must have knowledge of pumps, fil-
ters, heaters, and chemical automation
systems, 3-5 years experience, pool ie-
modeling skills a plus. Salary dependent
on experience. Excellent customer service
skills, full'benefits, 401k. Fax resume to
Surfside Pools Jax Beach at 904-249-
8801 or email: julie@surfsidepools net.
PROFESSIONAL CARPET and UP-
HOLSTERY CLEANING TECHNICIAN.
Nationally award winning Carpel and Up.
holstery Cleaning company is seeking a
full-time carpet and upholstery cleaning
professional technician. Candidate has a
professional appearance, reliable trans-
portation, a positive afflniude and a willing.
ness to work nard. Heavy lifting and physi.
cal labor required Some flexibility in
schedule, including Saturday work. is re-
quired. No cleaning expenence is neces-
sary, but is helpful. Customer service
and/or sales exp. is preferred. Compeblive
hourly rate during training period.Income
potential in first year is $25k-. Clean dnv-
Ing record required. Background check
and drug screening required. For immeai-
ate consideration please call 262-2322
Home Every Weekend
Up to .410/Mile
1 Year T/T Experience
& Good MVR Required
.88/mile ALL MILES
Excellent Fuel Surcharge Program
No NYC or Canada Paid Fuel
Taxes, Base Plates & Permits
Medical & Disability Ben. Available
SE Regional Runs
Lease Purchase Program
2004 Model Trucks
Low Payments & Miles
Transport System, Inc.
Call Doug today at:
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Room Service Supervisor Cafe Italiano Server
Kitchen Supervisor Maintenance Engine
Champs Bartender Banquet Server
Cafe on the Green Server Massage Therapist
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.. s ........- Expect Nothing Less
"'"-P'4if Than "Five Diamonds"
Do something special for yourself today! Work with one of the
premier luxury resorts in the world by joining the elite staff at
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. Our exceptional work environment is
one of the most sought after for career satisfaction.
We have the following full & part-time positions available:
Banquet Set-Up Attendants
Golf Course Maintenance
The Spa Various Positions
Laundry Supervisor (PM)
Bell Stand & Front Desk
Retail Sales (10 Shops)
Servers (Split Shift)
14 Lifeguards (3 Levels)
Gym & Beach Reception
We offer an excellent benefits package including medical/dental, life
insurance, sick and vacation days, and discounts at our retail outlets, golf
course and spa. For immediate consideration apply in person to
Human Resources between 9am- 4pm or forward resume to:
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
200 Ponte Vedra Blvd.
Ponte. Vedra Beach, FL. 32082
Job Line: 904-280-3607 Fax: 904-273-7753
See current openings at: Profiles.hospitalityonline.com/211464
EOE M/F/D/V "
We offer competitive wages, excellent benefits,
opportunities for advancement and
a caring management staff.
Please apply in person Tuesday- Friday. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. or by appt.
1000 PGA TOUR Boulevard; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Job Hotline: (904) 280-7070
THE PLAYERS Championship Staff
The Tournament Players Club at
Sawgrass will be hiring an energetic staff to
work with the Merchandise and Food &
Beverage teams during the 2006 PLAYERS
Championship. Staff will receive monetary
compensation and may qualify for
complementary rounds of golf depending on
the number of shifts worked during the week
of THE PLAYERS Championship.
Please apply in person or call for
application. Contact the Professional Staff in
the Golf Shop for Merchandise at
(904) 273-3430 or Brent Baudier in the Food
& Beverage Department at (904) 273-3244
'J.P. Guarneri Jim Jordan Brent Baudier
Assistant Golf Professionals Director of Food & Beverage
TPC at Sawgrass TPC at Sawgrass
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* Front Desk Agent (FT & PT)
Retail Associate (PT)
Relief Night Audit
PM Turndown (PT)
Kids Club Attendant
Servers : ...
Great opportunity to working an oceanfront resort with
[erritc earning potential. We offer an excellent benefits package
including medical/dental, life insurance, sick and vacation days,
and discounts at our retail ou tecs, golf course anodapa. "
Apply in person to:
607 Ponte Vedra Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach
For additional information call 280-60"6
See current openings at: Profiles.hospitalityonline.com/211464
Drug Free Workplace EOE
NOTICE TO READERS
ADVERTISERS IN this category are riot
offering lobs. They are ottering job-relaled
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 willreceive
F.1 HELP WANTED 51o
Whirlpool washer/dryer set, 2yrs old, like
new, $400. Whirlpool washer/ dryer $150
each. Will Deliver & guarantee. 874-1747.
LG METAL patio bar & 4 -stools, $150
2 COUCHES- 7' and 8' long, good condi-
BUILDING SALE! "Beat next increase!"
20x26 Now $3340. 25x30, $4790. 30x44,
$7340. 40x60, $11,490 Factory Direct, 26
Years. Many Others. Ends/accessories
optional. Pioneer (800)668-5422.
BED- FULL-SIZE, new, w/warranty, in
plastic $110. Must sell. (904)398-5200.
A1A PRESTIGE JEWELRY & PAWN
327 10TH AVE. NORTH, 241-5666.
Io IS STRESS ruining your life? Read Dia-
mployees, netics by. Ron L. Hubbard. Call (813)872-
eave') in a 0722 or send $7.99 to Dianetics, 3102 N.
n Habana Ave., Tampa, FL 33607
openings SONY 46", HD Projection TV w/stand,
nine at 3yrs. old; $700; 285-7719.
OUr Office BED- KING mattress set, $299. Can de-
THE LACE LADY
(Formerly Beaches Gallery). Finest large
collection: Laces, linens, antique clothing
& accessories. Beautiful costume jewelry.
MExquisite Victorian china. Daynas Anti-
ques. Beach Blvd. & 11th St. (by Subway).
a H fMonday-Saturday, 10am-6pm.
5X10 LANDSCAPE Irailer, excellent con.
dillon, $350. Call anytime 247-3443 or
:STEEL BUILDINGS, Factory Clearance.
New, never erected, 30x40, 40x60,
50x100 and 60x100. Will sell for balance.
Pl Call Frank (800)803-7982.
BUNK BED .&. dresser w/mirror.. '$250
OBO. Call 483-7771.
POOL TABLE, like new, Oohausen,,
$2000 OB,0. 1991 Cadillac Brougham,
looks & runs great, $1200 OBO. Tim,
ROSS BIKE, cushion canopy swing elec-
tric grill, metal & wood bench, rwo curios.
leaf blower 514-5324
WHIRLPOOL WASHER & Dryer $75'ea
30 day warranty Deliver. $20. 318-8173
ELECTRIC TREADMILL, recumbent sia.
tilonary bike, weigh bench w, hand
weights, floor mals, all barely used. $350
LOVESEAT LIKE new, white w/litiie lan.
mauve, teal $125. BR head, footboard.
small 4-drawer chest, dressing lablie
w/mirror- perfect lor child's room or guest
room dark mahogany $175 223-1085 or
PIANOS PLUS- Baldwin Acrosonic $750
Cable- Nelson $850 Fender Rhodes 73
$450, Ensonic Syn. Esqi $225. Mirage
Brain $150, misc speakers amps eic.
PIANO SPINET, mahogany, nice bench.
excellent condition. $950 OBO Call eve.
A-1-A AUCTION. Pallet deals' auction
Feb 17, noon, 950 S. Kenansville Rd. (US
441) IKenansville, FL.
Into.Carole Miller AU 606 AB 1933
ESTATE'JEWELRY*' .. I
-:BM-OKEN GOLD JEWELRY*
A1A PRESTIGE JEWELRY & PAWN
327 10TH AVE. NORTH, 241-5666.
IF YOU are inleresied in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classliea@beachesleader corn
YARD SALE. Feb 10th. 8-Noon. 1201 91h
REDECORATING SALE Family room,
more 608 Bonaire Circle Sat. 8am-1pm.
FRIDAY, 9AM-?. Saturday. 8am-?., Too,
too much for 1 day 2 too much of every-
thing. 2504 Madrid St, off 30th Ave.
GIANT SALE. 810 Paradise Lane, off Dut-
ton Island Parkway (off Mayport Rd.) Fri-
day, Saturday, 9am-3pm. 534-5312.
TANNING BED, Wolf Perfect Sun 16D,
2003, like new. Asking $1500. Call Randy
GOLF CLUBS- Mizuno MP-33 blades,
.great shape, 4-PW $350 OBO
DINING ROOM Set, French Country,
while, wood, includes side table w/shell.
YARD SALEI 3402 Washburn Rd. Satur.
day, 8-30am-2pm Great Dealsl
1994 CHEVY Astro Van, 136,000 miles.
Recent A/C, complete service, record. New
exhaust system. Very dependable. $2500,
1991 CHEVY 4X4 bed w/ sport pkg., pow-
er everything, great interior, must see, 3k
mi. on rebuilt trans. all new front control
arms, new flow master exhaust, new alter-
nator, cold A/C, 183k mi. Inherited a truck
need to sell this one. $6850 OBO.
1992 FORD RANGER. Automatic, topper,
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SOCCER: Back to the Final Four
Continued from page B1
feels like to play in the Final
Four and play, hopefully, for a
"I'm really excited," said
Jamie Silverberg, of her return
trip to Fort Lauderdale. "This
was a really tough game. St.
Augustine took it to us. They
made it a challenge for us. We
just fought to the end. It could
have been anyone's game, but
it was ours. I think we're all
excited to go to the next step
and be back there again.
"This year's a different team,"
she said "\We don't have one or
two [key] players. Everyone's in,
it together. Everyone has a role,
and all 11 players on the field
give it everything they have.
"I think it's a great accom-
plishment getting there. We
hope to do it again," said Silver-
"I'm really excited," Eckstein
said about her first trip. "Last
year I got to be with varsity, but
I wasn't on the team [that went
to the Final Four]. So it's really
exciting to actually be on the
team this year, and maybe be a
part of the win."
St. Augustine coach Micah
Culkey thought the result
could have gone the other way.
"Both goals were weather
goals, I thought, for them. Our
keeper usually handles that
first one. Kind of slipped off
her hands," said Culkey, who
called Nease "very physical"
and "the best team we play
"They controlled the game a
lot, but we did a great job in
the second half. We stood up in
the last 15 or 20 minutes, put a
lot of pressure on them, had
One of those opportunities, a
Ray shot blocked by O'Donnell
at 25:45 of the second half,
rolled tantalizingly across the
open Nease goalmouth.
"We're going to be back next
year. Most everybody's coming
back," Culkeysaid of his young
team, which has three seniors,
three freshmen and eight soph-
Across the field, Nease loses
"We're aware of that," said
Culkey. "But they're good
every year. Coach Silverberg
does a great job. I hope they go
all the way."
Last year's Nease regional
final win came at Titusxille.
The Panthers went on to beat
Newsome of Lithia in the semi-
final, then Tallahassee Chiles
for the 4A title.
Steelers big-game experience
the difference in Super Bowl
F football championship
game's usually come dow
to "them what's been
there and knows the ropes"
over "them who hasn't." That
was the story in Super Bowl XL
just as it's been for years.
The Seattle Seahawks were
new at this game in which
the world's crown was at stake
- and they had to play in
front of millions of television
viewers in a spectacular unpar-
alleled in sports. Bounce ball
addicts can talk about the NBA
fiolics and March Madness all
they want, but nothing match-
es the Super Bowl, even if it's
gone hom being just a football
game between the NFL's best
teams to what TV has turned
into a hoochie-coochie show.
Worse when the hoochie-
coochies are men.
The Seahawks lost to the
Pittsburgh Steelers, 21-10, but
they lost more than the game.
They lost face because it could
just as well have been Seattle
winning by that score.
The Seahawks lost to the
Jaguars at Alltel Stadium to
open the season, but they
could blame that on
Jacksonville's heat. Sunday
night's heat came not from
Detroit's icy blasts, but from
the pressure of what was at
While the Seahawks were
missing opportunities, the
Steelers were up to their old
tricks with runs, interceptions
and trick plays.
Jaguars fans used to hate
coach Bill Cowher when he
brought his team to town.
There was something evil in
his look, but we have to admit
he's one of the outstanding
coaches the NFL has seen in its
history. Sure, Cowher has lost
title games before this one, but
how many coaches have
stayed at the helm for 14
years? Of course, it helps if
you're working for owners like
the Rooneys, but how many
owners can you name like the
late Art Rooney and his fami-
The battle bf qUlar irB'cks
also came down to youth vs.
experience. Only this time,
In just his second NFL sea-
son, the Steelers' Ben
Seattle's Matt Hasselbeck even
without passing for a TD, and
getting 123 yards to the loser's
273 because he kept the ship
steady. Hasselbeck had to over-
come penalties and at times
indecision. Plus a big intercep-
It was a fitting retirement
game for Jerome Bettis, who
finally "brought a champi-
onship back to Pittsburgh,"
and doing it in his hometown
The game's fMVP,
Pittsburgh's Hines Ward, out-
did Seahawks famed running
back Shaun Alexander, who
ripped off 95 yards in 20 trips,
but no TDs. The Steelers'
alphabet-name QB did better
than that when he squirmed
over by fingernails for his
team's first touchdown.
Roethlisberger may become
one of the greats like Terry
Bradshaw, Joe Montana and
John Elway of the past and
Peyton Manning, Tom Brady
and, of course, Byron Leftwich
of the present. Who knows?
But one thing Roethlisberger
has that they cannot take away
is his first Super Bowl victory.
Tl'H pits the vyiihg QB in a
Pnolo by ROB DeANGELO
Panthers forward Molly Manning, left, collides with Port Orange Atlantic's Aisha Gillis as
Manning heads upcourt during the District 5-4A championship game Saturday at Pedro
Menendez High. Gillis was whistled for a foul on the play.
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