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Midweek Edition January 17, 2007



An edition of The Beaches Leader


Vol. 44, No. 58

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

This Right Whale spent more
than an hour playing off the
coast at Ponte Vedra Beach
Tuesday, near the Plantation
Beach Club and Mickler's
Landing. Right Whale expert
Frank Gromling is scheduled to
speak at 11 a.m. Thursday at
the Palm Valley Senior Center,
148 Canal Blvd., Ponte Vedra.
The event is free, and the public
is invited. See story, this page.


A choir sings praises Monday at
a Martin Luther King celebration
in Jacksonville Beach. See A-3.


Rawlings student Christian
Bowlus jumps rope Friday dur-
ing an assembly tdget the
Rawlings youngsters ready for
"Jump Rope for Hear." A-12. ,


Fourth graders from Ocean
Palms Elementary School enjoy
time with fourth graders from
Ketterlinus Elementary School
Thursday, when the Ponte
Vedra youngsters visited their
pen pals at the school in St.
Augustine. Ocean Palms
teacher Laura Simpson said she
was on the Ketterlinus side of
the pen pal program last year,
when she taught there. "It's just
so wonderful... getting back to
good old-fashioned writing," she
said, adding that the children
form "relationships through let-
ters." See more photos, A-12.

The deadline
has been
extended to
Friday, Jan.
19, for taking
part in The
online poll about whether St.
Johns County should allow
remote commenting on live
County Commission meetings.
If you have an opinion on this
topic, share your opinion at
Www.pontevedraleader.com and
looking for the big red check
mark. We will publish the results
riext week.

Edmond Granger (top) clinks glasses with Daniel Nasworthy (left) and Dena Nasworthy Saturday at the
farewell party for the Oar House.

Oar House's closing

ends Palm Valley era

The Oar House on Mickler
Road bid its customers a final
farewell Saturday, closing the
doors on the 47-year-old busi-
ness and closing another
chapter in the saga of Palm
An outdoor farewell party
Saturday afternoon, featuring
live music, steamed oysters
-and free-flowing libation,
attracted dozens of patrons,
many of whom had frequent-
ed the restaurant and bar for
Rumors about the Oar
House's possible demise were
fueled in recent months by a
"For Sale" sign outside the
one-story structure tucked
among moss-draped oaks
west of State Road A1A.
But with the Atlantic
Ocean about a third of a mile
away, and surrounding land
values approximating those
further north, it was only a
matter of time before this
remnant of old Palm Valley.
would give way to the pres-
sures of upscale development.
The 2-1/2-acre property,
listed for sale at $2.995 mil-

lion, has an assessed valua-
tion of $187,000, according
to the St. Johns County
Property Appraiser's Web site.
Listing broker Chris Beladi
said Tuesday the property has
not been sold.
Because the site is zoned
commercial, it cannot be
used for condominiums or
apartments. Beladi said, how-
ever, that it could accommo-
date retail shops with living
space on an upper floor.
At Saturday's party to say
good-bye to the Oar House,
those attending had a variety
of reactions-to the shutdown.
"I'm goin' fishing, said
Jason Bass, the most recent
Oar House manager.
"I'll probably go to the
[American] Legion," said
Edmond Granger, a 15-year
Dominic Paracano, whose
domicile is just across the
street from the restaurant,
said things won't be the same
without the Oar House.
"I'll have to sell my house,"
he said.

A guest enjoys an oyster (above) while music
is provided by Terry Wood (below left), Paul
Maggi and Grant Zacharius (hidden).

St. Johns County staff part of post-election shake-up

Ever since Tom Manuel and
Ron Sanchez took their seats on
the St. Johns County
Commission in November,
many things have been shaken
up within the county espe-
cially the staff.
Several veteran staff members
resigned or retired from their
positions, forcing the county to*
rearrange some departments
and fill in the gaps with tempo-
rary replacements.
The most recent example is
the resignation of Dan Weimer,
director of parks and recreation,
who left the week after
Former Parks and Operations
Manager Troy Blevins, who
worked as Weimer's assistant,
has been selected as interim
director, and two other staff
members within the depart-
ment have been assigned posi-
tions as administrative man-
"We're trying to do the best
we can do with what we've
got," Blevins said in an inter-
view last week.
"It's run very smooth, but
we're only a couple of weeks

Before Weimer's resignation,
County Administrator Ben
Adams ended his nine years
with the county when he
retired in December, ahead of
schedule. Assistant County
Administrator Ted Zebrowsky
resigned at the same time.
The County Commission
found a quick replacement for
Adams in Wally Kropacek, long-
time friend and former boss of
Commission Chair Ben Rich.
And for the job of assistant
administrator, Joe Vonasek, for-
mer director of the office of
budget management, accepted
an invitation to return to the
Vonasek said Tuesday that he
left his position as budget direc-
tor more than two years ago
because he didn't see eye-to-eye
with Adams, who was his boss
at the time.
He said Adams' retirement
didn't prompt him to come
looking for another job with St.
Johns County, but it aided in
his decision to accept the job
"It does not make any sense
coming back into a position
where you have differences of
opinion," Vonasek said.

Another familiar face can be
seen roaming the halls of the
county administration building
as a new addition to staff: that
of Jerry Cameron.
Cameron, former commis-
sioner aide to Rich, took a job as
head of special projects for the
Cameron said Adams invited
him to take the administrative

position when he announced
his retirement.
"When he made the decision
that he was going to leave... he
thought it would be a good
time to move me in there,"
Cameron said.
As head of special projects,
Cameron said he will work on
any project that the county
administrator or the County

Joe Vonasek Jerry Cameron

Commission deems necessary.
Right now, Cameron said he
has been assigned the task of
improving the efficiency of
county operations.
He will be working with
Kropacek to eliminate the
duplication of efforts by staff
and to help save money wher-
ever possible.

Ben Adams

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High school

on target for

'08 opening

Although bids for construction of the Ponte
Vedra High School have been delayed, the target
date for the school's opening August 2008 -
has not.
"The [school] plans are out in the hands pf a
number of companies," Tim Fprson, executive
director for facilities and operations for the St.
Johns County School District, said Tuesday.
Bids for construction of the school were
advertised Dec. 15 and are scheduled to be
opened Jan. 31, Forson said, which is a delay
from the original date of mid-January. .
"We'll know the low bidder at that time;"
Forson said, adding that the School Board, is
expected to award the bid Feb. 6.
Conveyance of. the donated land, next' to
Davis Park about one mile west of the
Intracoastal Waterway off County Road 210,
also was delayed. Conveyance was to take place
earlier this month.
The item was pulled from a School Board
agenda, Forson said, because the district needed
more time to complete due diligence on the par-
cel, which is the high school site promised to
the School District by the developer of Nocatee.
The school, which is expected to be zoned f~r
Ponte Vedra teens, is still expected to open fdr
the 2008-09 school year, Forson said.
"Our [delayed] timing has nothing to do with
anything except our own processes and plans,"
he said.

Whale talk

set for Valley
Two Right Whales were spotted off the coast
of Ponte Vedra Tuesday, where they swam,
played, jumped and showed their tails for an
hour or more.
The whales --one an adult and the other pos-
sibly its baby are among the approximately
350 of the endangered species remaining.
Frank Gromling, assistant coordinator fot the
Marifeland Right Whale Survey Project, will
talk about Right Whales at 11 a.m. Thursday at
the Palm Valley Senior Center, 148 Canal Blvd.,
Ponte Vedra.
There is no charge, and the public is invited.
Giomling, author of "Frank's Whales" and
founder of the book's publishing company, will
talk about how and where the whales can be
He'll also talk about the unique conservation
program that enlists the help of volunteers to
spot and report movements of the 50-ton mam-
About 200 volunteers help monitor and pho-
tograph the animals as they visit the coastal
waters off northeast Florida's beaches each win-
Pregnant Right Whales, sometimes accompa-
nied by other adults and curious juveniles,
come to Northeast Florida waters to give birth
to calves, often coming close enough to shore to
make them visible to the naked eye.

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Sea turtle seminar
Allan Foley with the Florida
Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
will teach residents about tur-
tle stranding and salvage
Saturday at the Guana Reserve
Environmental Education
The free, two-hour event is
open to the public and would
be of special interest to sea tur-
tle patrol volunteers.
The educational center is
16cated at 505 Guana River
Rd., off of State Road 1A
about t 12 miles south of
Mickler Road.

Bullets tryouts to begin
The Historic St. Johns
County Police Athletic League
"Bullets" will be holding try-
outs Sunday for the 2007 base-
ball season for players ages 13
to 14.
This is a traveling team that
will play about 40 games from
March through the end of July,
plus tournaments.
All games will be double-
headers on Saturday or Sunday
or both. Practice begins in
Tryout sessions will be held
at 2 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m.
,Jan. 27 at Pomar Park, located
on Masters Drive in St.
Augustine, just south of S.R.
Players must attend at least
one tryout session to be eligi-
'ble for the team. Rain dte is 1
p.m. Jan 28. Those who make
the team will have a $50 regis-
tration fee.
The tryouts are open to any
St. Johns County youngster
who is or will be 13 or 14 dur-

ing 2007 and who is not turn-
ing 15 before May 1.
For additional information
call Kevin Kelshaw with the St.
Johns County Sheriffs Office
at 810-6667.

Volunteers needed
The St. Johns County
Council on Aging, 180 Marine
St., St. Augustine, needs volun-
teers to assist with a Tuesday
afternoon: Bingo program,
which runs 12:30 p.m. to 4:30
Computer Lab volunteers
are needed from 9:45 a.m. to
11 a.m. on Monday,
SVe'eisd ayingtfriday:"'"""
Volunteers are also needed
to deliver Meals on Wheels off
County Road 207 and in the
Hastings area.
To volunteer or for informa-
tion, call Kay Green at 823-

Star party scheduled
The Guana reserve south of
Ponte Vedra Beach will offer a
telescope viewing of the night
sky starting at 6 p.m. Saturday.
The star party will begin
with a brief program inside the
Environmental Education
Center, 505 Guana River Road,
and then guests will head out-
side to the telescopes to check
out planets, stars, nebulae,
galaxies and more.
Reservations for the event,
which is open to the public,
are $5 and can be made by
calling 823-4500. Personal
telescope equipment is wel-

Guana drainage cleared.
Weed harvesting in the
Guana drainage basin is being

Class starts Jan. 22, 2007

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1851 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville Beach
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Year round programs
for ages 6wks 5 years

6:30am 6:30pm
(infant room 7:30am 6pm)

Keyless Entry System
.Privacy Fence

95% UV Filtering
Sun Canopy

done this week by the St.
Johns County Public Works
The channel will be cleared
from just north of the intersec-
tion of State Road A1A and
Mickler Road to golf hole No. 4'
at the Sawgrass Country Club
course to the north.
Weed harvesting of the
channel is necessary for flood
prevention of the surrounding
For more information call

PV road construction
The following roads in the
"IoiThle Ve'dr ''a B~t'iE'wIl'" be-'
worked on this week:
San Juan Drive, Solana

Road, Pablo Court, Pablo
Drive, Pablo Trace, Ponte
Vedra Circle, Miranda Road,
and San Diego Road will be
undergoing pavement rehabil-
Sanitna Way, Old Dixie
near U.S. 1, and 177 Roscoe
Blvd. S. will be undergoing
utility installations.
South Roscoe Boulevard
between Landrum Lane and
Canal Boulevard will be closed
periodically Wednesday
through Saturday.

Neptune 'no wake' zone

The ordinance was proposed
because Police Chief David
Sembach noticed a problem,
mainly on First Street, with
vehicles intentionally speed-
ing through water during
flooding to create wakes.
Some of the wakes were
breaking over residents' porch-
es and causing damage,
Sembachlhas said.
The ordinance establishes a
fine of $50 for a first offense,
$75 for a second offense and
$100 for a third and any subse-
quent' offense.

S 9f e Beach, ...The,.current speed limit, on
has passed an ordinance to ris. StrBetA isZO. ph.
prevent speeding through
wakes when the city streets are

An ordinance being pro-
posed for St. Johns County
would give homeowner's asso-
ciations a heads up when proj-
ects within their development
are proposed.
The proposal would help
avoid the kind of situation that
led to a spat last year between
the Marsh Landing
Homeowners' Association and
a commercial project to be.
built at the Solano Road
entrance to Marsh Landing.
The proposed county ordi-
nance would require property

owners to notify neighbor-
hood associations of future
construction plans.
Barry Ansbacher, attorney
for Marsh Landing, drafted the
proposal and will present it at
Monday's meeting of the
Ponte Vedra Beaches Coalition.
The meeting is scheduled 10
a.m. in the Ponte Vedra Beach
Branch Library.
Last year, Quadrile, a com-
mercial project planned for the
Marsh Landing entrance,
received a site development
permit from the county with-
out prior .architectural

approval from Marsh Landing.
The disagreement has been
settled, but Ansbacher said the
county's ordinances need to be
changed in order to protect
both neighborhood architec-
tural boards and property own-
Currently, the county
requires prior approval of proj-
ects within certain neighbor-
hoods, but an updated and
accurate list of those neighbor-
hoods is not on.file, Ansbacher

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January 17, 2007

The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader

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photo by CHUCK
The Rev. Jeffrey Witt, pastor at Palm Valley Bal
Church, reads from the Bible Monday at the Ma
Luther King Jr. celebration in Jacksonville Beac


The mood ranged from loud and joyous to
quiet and somber Monday when an ecumeni-
cal gathering of preachers, singers, bell-
ringers and congregation members honored
the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King
King was 39 when he was assassinated in
Memphis April 4, 1968.
"A Day of Remembering and Celebrating
the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." was
held at St. Paul's By-The-Sea Episcopal
Church, Jacksonville Beach.
The service was cosponsored by St. Andrew
AME (African Methodist Episcopal) Church,
also of Jacksonville Beach.

"We are here to celebrate the birth
and short life of Dr. King," said Myrtle
Collins of St. Andrew AME.
"The years following his death equal
his life span," she said.
"It's a wonderful opportunity to gath-
er with our brothers and sisters from
across Jacksonville and the Beaches area
to celebrate [King's birthday]," said the
Rev. Penny Pfab, pastor of St. Paul's.
Keynote speaker Bishop George
Davis, senior pastor of Faith Christian
Center of Arlington, said he was happy
to see the King celebration continue for
its fourth year at St. Paul's:
"This is an occasion I'm extremely
excited to see this community support
Sand put forth year after year," Davis
S"Dr. King's legacy and -the life he
.4:2 lived, the dream he had in his heart is
one that, I believe, all of us, as
Americans, must continue to put forth.
"Whether it's our soldiers in Iraq or
"' Afghanistan or those police officers
patrolling the streets, the underlying
heartbeat of our soldiers, as well as Dr.
King, is that every human being has a
right to be free.
"I think that's important for us to
remember, during these times we live
today. And that we can indeed live in a
country like America, where freedom is
0 made available to all."
Among those taking part in the serv-
ice was the Rev. Jeffrey Witt, senior pas-
tor of Palm Valley Baptist Church, who'
gave a Scripture reading.
ADAMS Also, the Rev. Michael Johnson from
ptist New Community Baptist Church,
irtin Atlantic Beach, gave the invocation,
:h. and Bishop Percy Golden from The
Revival Center of Atlantic Beach gave a
prayer of reconciliation.
Jacksonville Beach city council member
Steve Hartkemeyer offered greetings.
Davis said he couldn't wait to get to heav-
en if the music performed at the service were
any indication of what is to come.
The music was provided by, among others,
the Hope Chapel Mass Choir of Jacksonville,
the combined St. Andrew and St. Paul's
church choirs, Praise Team of Faith Christian
Center and Baton Rouge songstress Kelly
The offering taken at the event will benefit
the Hope Chapel Mass Choir, Jacksonville
Beach's Mission House and the Rhoda L.
Martin Cultural Heritage Center, Jacksonville

photo submitted
The Beaches Democratic Club welcomes newly elected officers and board of directors for
2007. President, Peyton Hopkins, Vice-President, Kathy Carrithers, Treasurer. Shirley
King, Secretary, Francis Wiggins, Directors, Mary Ellen Parrish, Deborah Courtney, Diana
Townsend, Frank Lorr, Lyn McClure. The club met Tuesday at the Adele Grage Cultural
Center in Atlantic Beach. Presentations were to be made by the Beaches Women's
Partnership and Travis Bridges, Acting Chair of Duval Co Democratic Party. For more
information or to join the Beaches Democratic Club, call President Peyton Hopkins at 249-

Whales: Public is invited Thursday

Continued from A-i
Since the whale project's
inception in 2000, Gromling
has been involved in every
aspect of the project along a
50-nautical mile stretch of
His interest and experience
led him to write "Frank's
Whales" to educate the public
about the plight of the North
Atlantic right whale and to
highlight the work being
done by the volunteers.
A resident of Flagler
County, Gromling came out
of early retirement from the

security industry to start a tra-
ditional book publishing
house in 2003.
The company, Ocean
Publishing, has published 13
other books, among them the
Palm Valley memoir by Grahl
Barkoskie Neitz,
"Cabbageberries, Duck
Feathers and the Tides."
Gromling is president of the
Florida Publishers Association
and is on the board of direc-
tors of the Independent Book
Publishers Association.
Thursday's presentation will
include a PowerPoint program

as well as some footage of
whales that Gromling filmed
off Canada when he was
working on a research vessel.
Gromling is founder and
co-owner of a business that
conducts seminars, training,
consulting and coaching serv-
ices for a variety, of organiza-
He also volunteers at a drug
and alcohol rehabilitation
program and is a frequent
speaker at teen events.
Copies of "Frank's Whales"
will be available at Thursday's
event for $13 each.

JB officers train on Segways
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'DoWti wn PAPE weAR ti'rie'anib bout-- Redeveopnient-area from-14th owner-of Beachs
C how to do this," Coleman Avenue North to 19th Avenue Street N.
also starts back so 2 said as Garriott made his South 40 hours "They've done
first shaky run through In addition, the existing You'd think som
officers to be in area the station's parking lot. Downtown Community would know me
"It'll be. a piece of cake." Assisted Policing Effort (CAPE) many times as th
at all times Sgt. Bill Bailey of the team will continue to suppler an uncomfortable
Daytona Beach Police ment the new policing effort. lot of people."
Department was also on ."The Downtown CAPE patrol Stevens said
by LIZA MITCHELL hand to provide assistance started [back with focused transient activity
STAFF WRITER because the new officers will enforcement] last, Monday," the area and maa
Two Jacksonville Beach utilize two Segways on loan Corbitt said. "You will see at for residents an
police officers assigned to a from that agency, said Cmdr. least two extra officers in the enjoy the shoppil
new community policing detail Steve Corbitt. area at all times." and restaurants t
are earning their ticket to ride Garriott and Edu are expect- Ongoing surveys will be con- offer.
in the city's downtown area. ed to complete their training in ducted of the business owners "The homeless
Officers Jeremy Garriott and the next two weeks before hit- in the area to identify any con- less from this a
Ronald Edu began specialized ting the streets on the Segway. cernr and to determine the "They come wh
training Tuesday to learn how Segways travel on two wheels impact on crime in the area. meals to eat a:
to operate the new Segway peo- with an, eight-inch platform Corbitt said that there have sleep."
pie movers as part of the where the rider stands. They been reports from several mer- Maria Messer
Downtown Community can reach up to 12 mph and chants expressing concern over band Gary oper
Policing Initiative. will also be equipped with blue the growing level of crime in nesses along 1st
The full-time officers will lights and siren. the downtown area, particular- and called police
patrol the area using a variety The City Council recently ly around the pier and the report crimes r
of transportation, including the approved $176,616 in tax SeaWalk Pavilion. aggressive panha
personal transportation sys- increment funds to establish He said he expects the sur- theft, fighting
teams, to increase the police the Downtown Community veys to come back reporting "lifestyle crimes.
coverage in the city's down- Policing Initiative. improvements because of the "I don't think
town area. The additional officers will increased police presence. any question the
Carey Coleman, a Segway bring the city's police force up "The main problems I hear an enhancement
dealer in St. Augustine, offered from 59 to 61. Corbitt said only about from customers are peo- to our down
instruction on the basics of veteran officers will be eligible pie panhandling for money Planning and
operating a Segway from'start- for the downtown position, and then 'getting cussed at Director Steve Lii
ing to stopping. Corbitt said the officers will when. they refuse to give them
"In 10 minutes you won't patrol the entire Downtown anything," said Bill Stevens,

ide at 234' 1st

it to me too.
e of the guys
e ,by now as
ey've tried. It's
e feeling for a

the criminal
detracts from
kes it difficult
Id visitors ito
ng, nightclubs
he area has to

are not home-
rea," he said.
ere there are
nd places to

and her hus-
ate two busi-
Street North
repeatedly to
hanging from
ndling, drugs,
and other

that there is
it this will be
that will add
town area,"
ndorff said.

S. Beach Pkwy. to get sidewalk, landscaping

Jacksonville Beach Police Chief Bruce Thomason takes a spin
on a Segway people mover Tuesday at the station headquar-

Landscaping and a new sidewalk are to
be added to the eastern portion of South
Beach Parkway between Jacksonville Drive
and J. Turner Butler Boulevard.
An appropriation of $6,000 was to be
considered last night by the Community
Redevelopment Agency (CRA) for Prosser
Hallock Inc. to proceed with the project
The former sidewalk was removed dur-
ing the construction of the
Marsh Landing Parkway/South
Beach Parkway intersection S 4-
improvements. .
"The severe slope of the land-
scaped berm adjacent to South (
Beach Regional Shopping
Center would have required cut-
ting into the berm and con-
structing an expensive retaining
wall along the east side of the
sidewalk," Planning and
Development Director Steve
Lindorff said in his staff recom-
"Right now, pedestrians and
bicyclists have to go into the
shopping center parking lot to
continue south on this side of
South Beach Parkway."
Construction of the sidewalk,
the regrade of the berm and the \I

re-landscaping are to be completed as a
single project in conjunction with land-
scaping of the shopping center.
The CRA is expected to fund the design,
acquisition of a construction easement
and sidewalk installation. A cost sharing
plan will be devel-
oped for the land-
scaping once the
design and cost esti-
mate are complete.
The installation of

the sidewalk will

complete the system in this portion of the.
Redevelopment District.
"The appearance of this entry into the
city is important," Lindorff said.

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The flooding that is evident on State Road A1A at the'
eastern end of the entrance to the Mayport village needs
immediate attention, according to merchants, residents
and others with an interest in the historic fishing village.
Access to the area is impeded during heavy rains or
exceptionally high tides, according to planners, and help
is needed from the state.

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Choice not a privacy matter

To the editor:
Next Monday, Jan. 22 marks
the 34th anniversary of Roe v.
Wade, when our Supreme Court
held that women have a
Constitutional right to privacy,
and that includes abortion.
The word "abortion" is not
found anywhere in the
Constitution. Interestingly, the
word "privacy" is also totally
absent. Yet, the Court said that a
Constitutional right to.privacy
is found "emanating from a
penumbra" of the liberty clause
i( the.Cons'ti tuion. .. i,
,Triffi yr1.pe,,pnseng apd
these verbal gymnastics are a
perfect example of "judicial
activism" which simply means
that the Supreme Court started
with the political conclusion
they wanted and blatantly
twisted the Constitution to
make it fit. In short, the majori-
ty of judges who decided the.
case had a political agenda and
manipulated our Constitution.
Notwithstanding the lack of
legal justification for the deci-
sion in Roe v. Wade one has to
ask oneself why should any
right to privacy allow an expec-
tant mother to abort her baby.

Indeed, all rights under the
Constitution have limits and
there are many things which
occur in private that the law
does not allow. Before society
can say that someone's right to
participate in a certain activity is
derived from his or her right to
privacy, it must first answer the
question, "The privacy to do
In the case of abortion, the
question is not whether a
woman has a right to privacy,
but whether her right to privacy
supersedes her.'.child's .right, to
. life. To say that does is,tq9 rl-
tend'that every nght expressed
in the Constitution has limits,
except the one which is not
expressed, but had to be con-
trived "emanating from a
Of course, the only legitimate
and decent view is that when
one individual's "choice" will
c6st another human being his
or her life, that "choice" cannot
be considered a matter of priva-
Clare M Clegg
SPonte Vedra Beach

Leader is a favorite

To the editor:
You reminded us
Wednesday (1/10/07) about
the great value we get from
reading The Leader. As new res-
idelits to the Beaches, one of
our first steps was to purchase
a subscription to the local
paper. We wanted to learn
about the community and
local events. The Leader has
done that and more.
We find the stories and arti-
cles well written and we've
attended several of the events

and meetings you regularly
print. In almost every issue
we're saving an article to send
to family and friends.
Some of our favorite sec-
tions of the paper include the
front and editorial pages,
event listings, fishing reports,
local business ads and classi-
Thank you for keeping us
informed citizens.

Joy & Steve Urban
Ponte Vedra Beach,



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Longtime friend has pride of his

lifetime in U.S. space program

It started out as a collective
knee-jerk reaction from
three guys who grew up
together. "Why don't we go
down there and see him?" they
said almost in unison.
Sure, they had thought
about how far it is from Rabun
Gap, Ga., where one of them
lives, to Merritt. Island and
Cape Canaveral, Fla., where
their school buddy has lived
and worked most of his adult
life. But it was something they
wanted to do.
So they telephoned their
friend and told him they'd like
,t, c dowrif ep-was up. for

Simmons said. Come on.
What everyone knew but
Gary didn't say was that he
wasn't up for any all-night
bullshooting sessions. He had
suffered through three differ-
ent kinds of chemotherapy as
doctors tried to curb, if not
cure, the leukemia that had
ambushed his body in the
autumn of his life.
Always an active guy, he
now rests at home, retired
before he is ready, tired before
he is old, sick before he is due.
But not the least bitter or
resentful, his visitors found.
Gary was the perfect host, as
were his wife, Maureen, and

7' .

son Jonathan, as the four guys
gathered on a veranda over-
,looking a pleasant pond in 'the
front.'yard, one gopd. thlro\
from an orange orchard ready
for harvest. Just a few miles
down the road was the birth-
place of the U.S. space pro-
Gary was in the Navy in
1961, watching on a black and
white TV set, when. Alan
Shepherd became the first
American astronaut in space.
Gary was amazed that a rocket
could light off and return to
earth with a man inside. He
wanted to be there.
The very next year, he was in
Florida working with RCA,
which had a contract with the.
Air Force, later with NASA, to
help track space shots. A year

and a half later, he ended up
with permanent assignments
at the Kennedy Space Center.
He's been there ever since.
Ask him about the most
memorable launch, and he
doesn't hesitate: It was the
space shuttle Challenger that
exploded after liftoff on Jan.
28, 1986. Gary saw the disaster
as a flat line on his computer
screen. Ask him about the
most satisfying launch and he
says: "Getting back on track
after Challenger, making that a
nice, safe launch and getting
back in business. We just kept
.9mlyt2 !f.-''r,0-iqui-97ai 190
prou. No telling how many
lives have been saved, how
many medical advances have
evolved from microelectronics
developed for the space pro-
gram. The pacemaker for heart
patients is just one of them.
Gary, unfortunately; has
missed the last four launches.
He'can see them from his
house, but it's not the same.
"You don't know how much
I appreciate you' guys coming
down," he said to his buddies
as they prepared to:leave.
"We want to come back in
six months," one of them said.
"I'll try," Gary said.

Go on a spree for free tree

rbor Day, the occasion
on which we honor
trees, is celebrated in
Florida on the third Friday in
January, which this year is
January 19th. It started in
Nebraska in 1872 when they
suddenly discovered that
there were practically no trees
around. Apparently, when
God created the world, he for-
got to place enough there. Oh
my! Well, we can forgive the
Almighty for that oversight.
After all, He was busy growing
apple trees in the Garden of
The Leader issue of January
12th announced'that the city
of Jacksonville Beach- will
mark. the event by giving
away trees--crape myrtles and
laurel oaks--on a first come,
first served basis at the
SeaWalk Pavilion from 10 AM
to noon on Saturday, January
20th. No proof of residency
will be required. Also, you
can leave your tree hugger's
certificate at home. Possibly,
it wouldn't be appropriate to
-carry a saw or an axe.
Since trees we raise on our
property will likely grow,
sometimes enormously, it's
important to consider careful-

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ly what kinds to install and
where. Avoid planting cab-
bage palms close to sidewalks
and driveways. They develop
appendages containing lots of
little, dark-hued berries that
ripen and are shed, thereby
making a berry bad mess of
cars and light-colored con-
crete. I learned this to my
Concerning tree choice, a
generally unsatisfactory pick,
I believe, is the sycamore tree.
When mature, it bears leaves
that are nearly as big as a
medium dinner plate. They

drop off in the fall and need
to be raked up so as not to
smother the lawn and/or
flower gardens, etc. I suspect
that certain Beaches home-
owners are sick of their
sycamores. In fact, a neighbor
of mine eventually got tired
of cleaning upithe leaves and,
before the advent of tree
removal rules, had his speci-
men eliminated. That
sycamore littered no more.
The trees distributed by Jax'
Beach seem like fine selec-
tions for this area. There are
scads of crape myrtles in
yards, and they really dress up
the countryside as they
bloom. When I first moved
here from New Jersey, even
though that's the Garden
State, I wasn't familiar with
the species. I mistakenly
assumed that its name started
with "grape" and thought,
Wow, what a great tree!
Maybe you can get both beau-
tiful flowers and wine from it!
On that note, let's toast
(and paraphrase) Joyce
Kilmer, the famous "Trees"
poet: I think that I shall never
see a poem as lovely as a tree,
especially when it's free.

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Real men

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M ichael 'Buday is suing
Los Angeles County
and California because
he wants to take his future
wife's last name! His fiancee,
Diana Bijon, talked him into it,
because her old Daddy didn't
have any boys, and this way
his family name will live on.
When I first read'about this
agreement Michael made with
his girl friend, I figured it was
something she got ,him to
agree to in the fourth quarter
of an NFL play off game. "Sure
honey I'll take your last name
along with some more chips
and another beer. Come on
guys! We have to make this
No, Michael agreed.to take
Diana's last name in the light
of day, probably over a lovely
Latte at Starbucks. He's even
got the ACLU helping him.
Hey, it's January and those
lawyers need a new cause, now
that folks have quit saying
"Merry Christmas!"
USA Today reported that
California arnd 43 other states
p ey tp,0 polce on, a mar-
ag- qn,8pe forS,9 glrqoomto
take te bride s surname. iTi
concerned about that too!
That means that 6 states do
give the new husband an
option. One of those states is
Massachusetts! I'm pretty sure
John F. Kennedy didn't debate
that option up in Hyannisport!
"Wait a minute Jackie, do I
someday want to be President
Bouvier or Kennedy? JFK or
The bottom line is real men
don't take their wife's last
name. Unless it is a cool spy.
name like "Bond, Hoyle Bond!
That's shaken, not stirred!" I'm
just kidding and God save the
Queen! .
By the way the five other
sates that allow the man to
take his new father in law's last
name are Hawaii, Iowa, New
York, North Dakota and ..., this
has to be a typo! Ican't believe
this, the last state is Georgia!
Yes it's the home state of the
Allman Brothers, James Brown,
Herschel Walker, Hulk Hogan,
Ray Charles and Doc Holiday!
Its also the only Southern state
where men have maiden
As a car buff, I'm thankful
Michigan wasn't one of those
states that allows men to take
their blushing bride's name. If
Henry Ford had deferred to his
wife, Clara, you'd be driving a
Bryant F250. Henry produced
the beautiful luxury motor car,
Lincoln, named after the
"Great Emancipator!"
Somehow the Todd Navigator
just wouldn't seem right. Glad
Abe said "no can do" to Mary
on that one.
Speaking of Presidents, if
George Washington had mar-
ried in the Peach State and not
the great Commonwealth of
Virginia, our nation's capitol
would be called Custis DC. Bet
you didn't even know our orig-
inal- First Lady, Martha's, birth
Back to American cars, I was
about to give my respect to
Louis Chevrolet and Horace
Dodge for keeping their
Daddy's names, but the
Treyvoux Corvette and
Thompson Charger have a nice
Got to close out on this sub-
ject. I know this year's Super
Bowl hasn't even happened
yet, but I've got some ideas for
the Robardsville Jags next sea-
son, I'm sorry I mean
Jacksonville Jags. Good thing
Andrew didn't take Rachael's
name. If he had, I bet the sol-
diers would' have called him
something other than "Old


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Chase opened a mortgage
office last week in Jacksonville
Beach on 4200 Marsh Landing
Blvd. Derrick Levy is manager
of the new office. Levy, a
Jacksonville Beach resident,
has more than a decade of
mortgage banking experience
including in underwriting and
operations. Chase is celebrat-
ing its opening by inviting
real estate agents and builders
to the branch on Thursday,
Jan. 25, at 4 p.m. for a ribbon-
cutting ceremony. There also
will be a special demonstra-
tion previewing an industry
tool for real estate agents.
* *
The Beaches Division of
the Jacksonville Chamber of
Commerce will hold a Small
Business Workshop to teach
participants how to do busi-
ness with the government.
The program will be held Jan.
24 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the
Beaches Office, 325
Jacksonville Dr., Jacksonville
Beach. Cost will be $25 for
members/$35 for non-mem-
bers. For information or reser-
vations call 249-3868 or con-
tact elaine.miller@myjax-
* *
Fleet Landing residents
Marilyn Heberling, Bob
Schauffler and Edith
Vardaman recently attended
the 2006 annual conference of
the Florida Lifecare Residents
Association (FLiCRA) in Vero.
Beach, where the first chapter
was formed in 1989.
Schauffler took part in a panel'
discussion on the recruitment
of chapter leaders. He also
continues to serve on the 12-
member state board of direc-
tors with special responsibility
as regional director for the six

FliCRA chapters at Continuing
Care Retirement Communities
(CCRCs) in the Jacksonville
area. Vardaman was elected to
the state board of directors at
the conference and was
assigned to assist Schauffler
with his regional .director
duties. The mission of FLiCRA
is to promote and protect the
rights of residents who live in
CCRCs. Fleet Landing, estab-
lished in 1990, is home to
more than 500 adults age 62
and older. It is an independ-
ent, not-for-profit life-care
community open to all who
are age and income qualified.

Coldwell Banker Walter
Williams Realty, Inc.'s top list-
ing agent for December was
Tom Hull and top selling
agent was Tammy Allison
from the Ponte Vedra office .

That-a-Weigh Kids@, a
weight management program
for overweight children and
teens open a location at the
Beaches on Jan. 7 at Better
Image, 1100 Shetter Ave, Suite
103 in Jacksonville Beach.

Kathie K. Gibbs has joined
the Marsh Landing Realty, Inc.
sales team. Gibbs has been a
licensed realtor since 1979
and has worked at Beazer
Homes and North Florida
Builders, both in Jacksonville.
She has also worked with
other realty companies in
Florida, Georgia and Ohio.

Tootsies Shoes and
Pedicures, 240 A1A North
Suite 3, is a new business to
Ponte Vedra which sells

Exotic items were offered for display and sale during a program at Twisted Sisters last week at an
event hosted for Bali Cargo Company by Michele Bennett,, from left, Bill Tester and Kim Rogers.

designer shoes, handbags and
accessories and also offers
pedicures as well. Pedicures
are available during store
hours and after hours for
"Girls Night Out." Store
hours are Monday through
Saturday 10 a.m. until 5:30
p.m. For more information
call (904) 285-3366.

Ponte Vedra Dermatology
& Aesthetic Surgery marked
its 10th anniversary with an
open house event last week.
Demonstrations of
Microdermabrasion and laser

hair removal were offered,
along with information on the
latest techniques and technol-
ogy in skin care and repair.
PVDAS is a full-service derma-
tology practice, laser center,
medical spa and on-site sur-
gery center.

Cup of Joe with John: The
first Starbucks at a college
campus in Northeast Florida,
at the University of North
Florida, offers an opportunity
to sit down from 8:30 a.m. to
9:30 a.m. Thursday and chat

First-Time Home Buyers: What to know before you buy

by Charles J. Kovaleski

This year's softening Florida
real estate market may signal
some good news for first-time
home buyers, many of 'whomi
ikivebei shuit 'ut bf'thf t cal1
real estate market due to sky-
high home prices.
But now, with more invento-
ry on the market, lower fixed-
rate mortgages and sellers cut-
ting their asking prices, first-
time home buyers are starting
to emerge from their rental
properties in search of a home
of their own.
This renewed interest among
first-time buyers is a marked
change from earlier this year
when the percentage of first-
time buyers dropped to 36 per-
cent, its lowest level since 1987,
according to the National
Association of Realtors.
The surge in first-time buyer
activity is expected to continue
into the new year, according to
real estate experts..If you are
one of the millions of would-be
home owners, remember that
buying a home is a complicated
process that is fraught with pit-
falls for those with little experi-.
Here's how to avoid some of
the most common errors made
by first-time homeowners:
Set a budget and stick to it.
With housing prices at histori-
cally high levels, it's easy to see
how first-time home buyers can
get caught up in overspending.
Mortgage lenders typically
won't allow monthly housing
expenses to be more than one-
third of a buyer's household
monthly gross income, so your
budget is largely pre-deter-
mined by your paycheck stub.
Costs associated with buying a
new home also add to the
monthly mortgage payments,
A down payment-any-
where from 5 percent to 20 per-
cent of the home's purchase.
SProperty taxes, which aver-
age around 1.5 percent to 2 per-
cent of a home's purchase price.
Homeowners' insurance and
private mortgage insurance
(PMI), which is required by
lenders if your down payment
is less than 20 percent of the
purchase price.
SFees imposed for special tax
districts, also known as special
assessments (SAs) or special
service areas (SSAs), which are
becoming more common in
Closing costs, which include
points and other fees charged
by the lender and can add up to
3 percent of the amount you
borrow; title insurance, which
can range from a few hundred
dollars to more than a thou-
sand, depending on the pur-
chase price of your home;

inspections, $200 to $500; and
other miscellaneous fees.
Maintenance. Varies year to
year, but expect to spend about
1 percent of the purchase price
annually on maintenance and
Get pre-approved fOa4'loaih.
BefoYi'-'y i ` stat fhittifig' he
open houses, have a true pre-
approval for a mortgage in
hand. Pre-approval means
assembling all of the documen-
tation you need for a mortgage
commitment; once a home is
found, the only thing left to do
is get an appraisal. At this
point, you also need to deter-
mine which type of mortgage
makes sense for you: Fixed-rate
or adjustable-rate? 15-year or
30-year? Once you've
researched all of the options,
consult your real estate attorney
to discuss those options until
you are comfortable in making
a decision.
Don't get duped. First-time
buyers are especially vulnerable
to no-down-payment loans,
since they don't have equity
from an existing home they can
use. In fact, nearly half of first-
time buyers bought their home
with no money down, accord-
ing to a recent National
Association of Realtors survey.
Many so-called "no-down-pay-
ment loans" are money-making
scams for unsuspecting buyers.
If you plan to use a down pay-
ment assistance program, work
with well-known entities such
as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,
the governmental agencies that
buy mortgages and package

them as investments. The pro-
grams generally offer assistance
to income-eligible families and
first-time home buyers who
have with at least $1,000 saved.
Assemble your team. Once
you are pre-approved for a loan,
gather your real estate team t
el" yBtlU:'wifi the:'prodess.
Contact an attorney who spe-
cializes in residential real estate,
and begin your search for a real
estate agent, inspector, apprais-
er and surveyor. Get recommen-
dations from friends, co-work-
ers and others not connected
with the deal. Interview several
and pick one whom you have
confidence in who has dealt in
the county where you are look-
ing to buy. Ask for references. In
each instance, ask what the fees
are and what specific services
they cover.. Your real estate
attorney will head up your real-
estate team-reviewing your
contract, ensuring all provi-
sions and contingencies are in
your best interest, preparing or
reviewing the closing statement
and other closing documents,
and letting you know about
seller contingencies that affect
your interests.
Don't be in a hurry. One of
the biggest mistakes a first-time
home buyer can make is acting
on impulse. Buying a home
should be an ongoing process
and not something you do in
two weeks. Look at many
homes, including an assort-
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lighting, sidewalks, parks or
playgrounds and little through-
When you find the home you
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atrium of the Thomas
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new student lounge with free
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Two Jacksonville residents
were arrested on numerous
charges Jan. 11 after a witness
saw two persons break into two
vehicles parked at the Guana
reserve's visitor center south of
Ponte Vedra Beach.
The witness saw the two sus-
pects getting into a 2002
Nissan vehicle after 3 p.m. and
head north on South Ponte
Vedra Boulevard, according to
a police report.
Police said the driver
wrecked the vehicle and stole a
Ford Explorer in the 2400 block
of South Ponte Vedra
Deputies attempted to stop
the Ford, but the driver sped
off, according to the report.
When deputies attempted to
use "stop sticks," the suspect
swerved to avoid hitting them
and crashed into several other
vehicles, deputies said.
The vehicle later flipped and
the driver fled into nearby
woods, where he was appre-
hended a short time later,
deputies said.
Arrested at the scene of the
first crash was Alice R Williams,
23, according to deputies, who
identified her as the passenger.
She was charged with two
counts of principle to burglary,
petit theft and criminal mis-
The driver, identified as
Charles T. Mills, .28, was
charged with two counts of
burglary, criminal mischief,
grand theft, petit theft, driving
on a suspended license, leaving
the scene of an accident with
property damage, careless driv-
ing, fleeing and attempting to
elude, according to a report.
Both suspects were transport-
ed to the St. Johns County jail

without further incident.

Criminal mischief was
reported Jan. 11 in the 100
block of 10th Avenue N. Blue
paint was thrown on a rear
fence and on the ground near a
dumpster of an apartment
building. The wiring of the
building's sprinkler system was
also damaged.

Auto burglary was reported
Jan. 11 in the 800 block of
Beach Boulevard. The door
handle of a 2002 Chevrolet
Silverado was pried open to
gain access to the vehicle. A
radar detector, an ashtray and
$5 cash were stolen. Loss was
estimated at $25. Damage to
the door was estimated at

An apartment burglary was
reported Jan. 10 in the 100
block of 16th Avenue S. The
victim returned home to find a
front glass window broken and
the dead bolt unlocked. A digi-
tal camera and checkbook were
stolen. Loss is estimated at

Attempted grand theft of a
motor vehicle was reported
Jan. 10 in the 1600 block of
Ocean Drive S. An unknown
suspect tried to steal a 1986
Jeep Wrangler by breaking the
ignition switch but the efforts
were unsuccessful.

Grand theft was reported
Jan. 10 at a bar in the 500 block
of 1st Street N. The victim told
police her purse was stolen
after she placed it on the bar to
play a video game. The victim's
cell phone, drivers license,


Jacksonville Beach police are investigating the
second bank robbery at the South Beach Regional
-rShopping Center in seven months. .... '
The robberies both occurred in the afternoon at
adjacent branches in the 3700 block of 3rd Street
S., police said.
In the latest robbery, an unknown black male
entered the Sun Trust bank Friday at 1:13 p.m.,
demanding money from the tellers. The man did
not display a weapon but threatened to shoot the
people in the bank if they failed to get on the
ground as he ordered.
STellers placed an undetermined amount of
money in a black bag provided by the suspect.
Police said a dye bag exploded in the bag at some
point after the suspect fled on foot through the
parking lot.
An image of the suspect was captured by the
bank's security surveillance system. The suspect is
approximately 6'2" and 260 lbs. and was wearing
black pants and a thin tan or beige crew neck
sweater at the time of the incident.
Police are still investigating an unsolved rob-
bery that occurred June 20 at the Wachovia Bank
branch at 3740 3rd Street South.
In that incident, a white male suspect bran-
dishing a large semiautomatic handgun jumped
on the teller's counter just before 4 p.m. and
demanded cash.
Witnesses told police that the man was yelling
and waving the gun at employees. He produced a
brown plastic bag to hold the money before he
fled on foot through the parking lot of the shop-
ping center.

makeup and $150 in cash were
also stolen.

Two vending machines were
reported damaged Jan. 10 at
Fletcher Middle School in the
2000 block of 3rd Street N.
Unknown suspects took a total
of $80 in cash. Damage to the
machines was estimated at

Petit theft was reported Jan.
10 in the first block of San
Pablo Circle N. Police were
investigating a possible theft of
electricity after a utility
employee observed a tampered
meter. The suspect told police
he accidentally damaged the
box and was told that repairs
were his responsibility. 'He said
a friend completed the work
while he was out of town and
he was unaware that the meter
was installed incorrectly. Police
were unable to determine if
any electricity was used.

Spencer Herman Goff, 31, of
Atlantic Beach was arrested
Jan. 10 and charged with bur-
glary to an unoccupied struc-
ture and grand theft after a a
flat screen television was taken
from a business in the 300
block of 9th Avenue N., accord-
ing to a police report. A securi-
ty camera captured an image of
a suspect smashing the front
window of a salon, entering
the business and removing a
42-inch plasma from the wall.
Officers went to the suspect's
home after spotting a truck
matching the description of
the vehicle used in the com-
mission of the burglary. Goff
had fresh, cuts on his hand
which he admitted to police
were sustained during the
break-in, the report said. He

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The image from the bank camera shows the
suspect inside the bank during the robbery.

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also told police he traded the
first TV for cocaine, according
to the report.

Justin Frank Hilderbrandt,
32, of Atlantic Beach was
arrested Jan. 10 and charged
with principal in the first
degree for his role in stealing a
flat screen television from a
business in the 300 block of
9th Avenue N., according to a
police report.


Grand theft of a motor vehi-
cle was reported on Jan. 14 in
the 1100 block of Seagate
Avenue, according to a police
report. The victim told police
he parked his vehicle in front
of his apartment at approxi-
mately 12:05 a.m. When he
went to leave his apartment
later that morning, his vehicle
was gone, according to the

Possession of cocaine was
reported on Jan. 10 in the 1400
block of Atlantic Boulevard,
according to a police report. A
housekeeper at a hotel found a
clear plastic baggie containing
a white powdery substance
which tested positive for
cocaine, according to the

Grand theft of a motor vehi-
cle was reported on Jan.14 in
the 1100 block of Oceanwood
Drive North, according to a
police report. The victim's wife
heard their dogs barking and
the victim looked outside and
saw that his vehicle was miss-
ing and the tags to another
vehicle were also gone, accord-
ing to the report.

Burglary was reported on
Jan. 14 in the 500 block of
Valley Forge Road East, accord-
ing to a police report. A car
stereo was removed, according
to the report.
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Grand theft was reported on
Jan. 14 in the 100 block of
Lemon Street, according to a
police, report., .Both ,victims
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were staying at a hotel. One of
the victim's discovered his car
was missing and the other vic-
tim's wallet, which was in the
car was also gone, according to
the report.

Jamaica Rose Hornm, 25 was
arrested for trafficking in
cocaine and possession of a
controlled substance on Jan. 16
in the -1400 block of Atlantic
Boulevard, according to a
police report. The suspects
were staying in a hotel and
police found several different
types of drugs in their room,
according to the report.

Nicholes Carl Holmes, 29,
was arrested for trafficking in
cocaine and possession of a
controlled substance on Jan. 16
in the 1400 block of Atlantic
Boulevard, according to a
police report.

Bernard Marvin Trotitman,
19 was arrested for trafficking
in cocaine and possession of a
controlled substance on Jan. 16
in the 1400 block of Atlantic
Boulevard, according to a
police report..

Grand theft of a bicycle was
reported on Jan. 11 in the 500
block of Lora Street, according
to a police report.
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Burglary was reported on
Jan. 11 in the 300 block of
Second Street, according to a
police report. The victim's
vehicle was burglarized. Her
gym clothes were dumped out
of a gym.bag and an old public
defender's identification badge
was taken out of her glove
compartment, according to a
police report.
* *

Fraud was reported on Jan.
12 in the 800 block of Sherry
Drive, according to a police
report. The victim was
informed that he was a victim
of identity theft by the
Orlando Police Department.
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make a report with the Atlantic
Beach Police Department,
according to the report. The
suspect opened several
accounts and had credit cards
in the victim's name, according
to the report.

George Alberto Rivera, 23,
was arrested for possession of
cocaine and possession of drug
paraphernalia at the intersec-
tion of Simmons Road and
Mayport Road, according to a
police report.

Christopher George
Johnson, 32, was arrested for
possession of cocaine and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia
at the intersection of Simmons
Road and Mayport Road,
according to a police report.

Christopher Xavier Williams,
24, was arrested for possession
of cocaine and possession of
drug paraphernalia at the inter-
section of Simmons Road and
Mayport Road, according to a
police report.
* *

Grand theft of a bicycle was
reported on Jan. 13 in the 100
block of Fifth Street, according
to a police report. Two bicycles
were stolen from the victims'
screened in patio, according to
the report.

Fraud was reported on Jan. 8
in the 1200 block of Mayport
Road, according to a police
report. A gas station owner
told police a frequent customer
gave him a counterfeit money
order. Police contacted the sus-
pect who agreed to pay the
money to the owner in weekly
increments, according to the
report. I

Vandalism was reported on
Jan. 12 in the 200 block of
Sherry Drive, according to a
police report. A Duval County
School Board safety inspector's
tires were flattened in the rear
parking lot of a school, accord-
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Ruth Anders, 101, a native
of Jacksonville, died Jan. 16,
2007. She worked at NAS
Supply as a contract assistant
for 30 years before retiring.
Anders was a member of the
Jacksonville Beach Woman's
Club, winning many awards
for sewing and bunka art. She
was a member of the National
Association of Retired Federal
Surviving are two daugh-
ters, Nancy Lankford of
Jacksonville and Dorothy
Coughlan of Atlanta; nine
grandchildren and two step-

grandchildren; 16 great-
grandchildren and 11 great-
Graveside services will be
held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at
Beaches Memorial Park, 1504
Main St., Atlantic Beach.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be directed to First
Christian Church of the
Beaches, 2125 Oceanfront,
Neptune Beach, FL 32266.
Arrangements by Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.


Jessica Yvonne Minix-
Tomlinson, devoted mother
and wife, 35, of Ponte Vedra
Beach, died Jan. 11, 2007. She
was born March 8, 1971 in Ft.
Lauderdale, Fla.
Minix-Tomlinson graduated
from Lumen Christi High
School, Jackson, Mich., and
received her Business
'Marketing Degree from Ferris
'State University, Big Rapids,
She is survived by her hus-
band, John; children, Logan
Tyler, 8, and Lauren
Anneliese, 2; mother and
father, Anneliese and Larry, of
Ponte Vedra Beach and
'Munich, Germany; brother,
Kristian, and his wife, Nancy,

of Jackson, Mich.; in-laws,
Bobby and Nancy Tomlinson
of Ponte Vedra Beach; several
aunts, uncles and cousins;
and many friends.
She touched 'our lives in
such a very special way, the
family said.
Mass of Christian Burial was
celebrated Monday in Our
Lady Star of the Sea Catholic
Church. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to
Our Lady Star of the Sea
Catholic Church, 545 A1A
North, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family
Funeral Home, Jacksonville


Fred "Kim" Ogilvie, born
Feb. 9, 1949 in Kansas City,
Mo., died Jan. 13, 2007 in
Ogilvie is survived by his
daughter, Amy Ogilvie, and
son-in-law, Geoff Chong, of
St. Augustine; two sisters,
Maggie Ogilvie and Katie
Beatty; and their children.
In life, Ogilvie walked his
own path, the family said,
never easy but never com-
plaining. He had simple
beginnings and enjoyed base-
ball throwing and spring-
board diving. He was an
Hawaiian flower child who
!had illness to overcome and
education to garner, said the
Ogilvie was a teacher,
friend, coach, hard worker

and successful businessman
who won plaques and tro-
phies. He gave speeches,
wrote poems, strummed gui-
tars and sang, said the family.
For Ogilvie, there were
oceans to swim, fish and
kayak, as well as hiking trails
and foreign places to visit. He
enjoyed swinging a golf club
and the hum of a fishing reel.
A celebration of Ogilvie's
life will be held at 2 p.m.
Saturday at Southpoint
tcdffifhtitifi-K1GhurC 7)856
Salisbury Road, Jacksonville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
gifts may be made to
Community Hospice
Foundation, 4114 Sunbeam
Road, Suite 101, Jacksonville,
FL 32257.

William Dawson Caldwell
died Jan. 13, 2007 at Fleet
Landing, Atlantic Beach. He
was born June 13, 1918 in
Marietta, Ga. to William and
Ida Jones Caldwell.
Caldwell served in the
Dutch Air Force, Army Air
Corps, from 1940 to 1945 dur-
ing World War II. He served
in the U.S. Air Force from
1951 to 1953 during the
Korean War and was stationed
at Johnson Air Base outside
Tokyo, Japan. Caldwell later
worked 31 years with the
Westinghouse Electric
Corporation, rising to the
position of General Credit
Manager and Assistant
Treasurer. He spent time with
Westinghouse Electric in
Atlanta; Columbus, Ohio and
ultimately Pittsburgh, Pa.
After retiring in 1983,
Caldwell and his wife moved
to Alpharetta, Ga. In 2001,
the couple moved to Fleet

,Landing retirement commu-
nity in Atlantic Beach.
Caldwell is survived by his
sons, William Michael
(Catherine), Joseph Reginal
(Luanne) and Jeffrey Mark. He
was predeceased by his wife of
61 years, Barbara Elice, and
son, Timothy John.
Caldwell also is survived by
13 grandchildren, John (Eoy),
Kristin, Jennifer (David),
Lauren, Jim (Caroline), Ryle,
Laurie, Todd, Charles (Jenny),
Jessica (Jamie), Travis, Lindsey
and Kyle; and four great-
grandchildren, John, Michael,
Robert and Grady.
Caldwell will be buried Jan.
20 at Arlington Memorial
Cemetery, Sandy Springs, Ga.
There will be a viewing at 12
p.m., with service following at
2 p.m. at the Patterson & Sons
Funeral Home, Allen Road,
Sandy Springs. A burial cere-
mony will be held at 3 p.m. at
the cemetery.


Marguerite L. Pollock, 97,
born Jan. 9, 1910 to Warren
and Mary Elizabeth Langston
in Atlanta, died Jan. 14, 2007
in Jacksonville. She was pre-
deceased her husband, Adair
Pollock, and a daughter, Judy
Pollock is survived by a son,
Paul Clark (Loretta); daughter,
Margie (Robert) Bennett; six
grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren; sister,
Ann (Robert) Hansard; and
son-in-law, Jim Moore.
Pollock was a dedicated life
member of the Auxiliary at

Baptist Medical Center,
Jacksonville Beach, where she
volunteered countless hours
for many,years. In 1983, she
held the title of President of
the Auxiliary.
A visitation is scheduled at
the funeral home from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, with
a graveside service at 2 p.m. at
Beaches Memorial Park,
Atlantic Beach.
Arrangements by Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.

Oscar J. Mead, Jr., 85, of
Atlantic Beach died Jan. 15,
2007 at Baptist Medical
Center, Jacksonville Beach. He
was born May 24, 1921 in
Detroit, Mich.
Mead received a B.S. from
Wayne State University and
an M.S. from the University of
Michigan. He was a veteran of
World War II who worked in
research and development for
the Navy and Army for nearly,
40 years. After retirement, he
was active in Kiwanis. and
NARFE in the Jacksonville
area and was a member of
Community Presbyterian
Church in Atlantic Beach. .
Mead is survived by his
wife, Bettie Wheeler Mead;

daughter, Linda M. Caines
(David); son, Larry E. Mead
(Susan); and grandchildren,
Amanda and Lacey Caines
and James, Michael and
Kathleen Mead. He was pre-
ceded in death by his daugh-
ter, Lori E. Mead.
A memorial service is sched-
uled at 11 a.m. Saturday at
Community Presbyterian
Church, Atlantic Beach. The
family requests that, in lieu of
flowers, a donation be made
to the building fund for
Community Presbyterian
Arrangements by Hardage-
Giddens. Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.


Stephen Venture, 55, died Valparaiso, Ind. and William
Jan. 4, 2007. He was born in Black of -Charlotte, N.C.; sis-
South Bend, Ind. and moved ters, Mary Liebold of Rome,
to Ocala, Fla. a little more Ga., Jeannie, Black of West
than 20 years ago. He served Lafayette, Ind., Ruth Black of
in the-U.S. Marine Corps in Sunimerfield, Fla. and Pam
the Vietnam War. Black of Citra, Fla.; and
Venture excelled in every- numerous aunts, uncles,
thing he did, said the family. nieces and nephews. He was
He started his own company, predeceased by his father,
Venture Financial Services, James Black.
and enjoyed having his own Interment will be held at a
private pilot's license. later date in the Florida
Survivors :'include his National Cemetery in
daughter, Tasha Dawnri Bushnell, Fla., where his
Venture; her mother and step- father is buried.
father, Teresa and Daniel Arrangements by Quinn-
Parramore of Ocala; his moth- Shalz Family Funeral Home,
er, Wanda Black of Palmetto, Jacksonville Beach.
Fla.; brothers, Robert Black of


Audrey C. Woods, 81, died deceased by her husband,
HELEN LOUISE W ITCHER Jan. 16, 2007. She was born Frederick E. Woods.
March 29, 1925 in Baltimore, Visitation-will be held from 6
Md. and lived in the Beaches p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in
Helen Louise Witcher, 66, held at 2 p.m. Thursday at area for more than 50 years. the chapel of Quinn-Shalz
died Jan 11, 2007 at her Greenlawn Cemetery. The She was an active member of Family Funeral Home, Funeral
home. family will receive friends Christ the Redeemer Church of Services will be held at 12 p.m.
Survivors include her son, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Beach. Thursday in Christ the
Girard William Daughtry; cemetery. Family members include her Redeemer Church, 190 S.
daughters, Cheryl Renee The family requests that in daughter, Jacqueline Michele' Roscoe, Blvd., Ponte Vedra
Foiller (benzel"Wayne)aid lieu of flower donationtanrordi' asoh; terf -Beach. .'<.'- ,' ''t...
Anne Elizabeth Daughtry; sis- 'made, in memory of Welen f E. Pelham; and grand" In fi~o'dfnfl6Wri theakily
ter; Nancy Weiniger; three Witcher, to VFW Post 3270, children, Heather Bekius, requests donations be made to
grandchildren, Cayla Marie 915 8th Ave. S., Jacksonville Chamaine Bekius, Jacqueline Christ the Redeemer Church
Fowler, Shannon Nicole Beach, FL 32250. Bekius and Michael lardella. Benevolence Fund.
Fowler and Donald Carey Arrangements by She also is survived by sons, Services under the direction
Hooten; and four great-grand- Greenlawn Funeral Home, Terry and James Hall, and of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral,
children. 4300 Beach Blvd., daughters, Barbara and Jacksonville Beach.
Graveside services will be Jacksonville. Maurine Hall. Woods was pre-

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iNewly elected officers for the
1Beaches Republican Club
:were installed by former.
;Treasurer, Janice Rennie
,recently. The new officers are,
*from left, Rick Knight,
[Treasurer; Toni VanOrman,
;President; Nellie Lynch,
gRecording Secretary; and Ed
1Raube, Vice President. Not
pictured is Marta White, the
new corresponding secretary.
he club's next meeting is
.Thursday, Feb. 8 at the Adele
sGrage Cultural Center. Art
:Graham, Jacksonville City
Councilman from District #13
4is scheduled to speak. The
,public is invited to attend and
.meet the councilman.


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Call 249-9033.

Eileen Lucille Tucker (79) ofAdtantic Beach passed into
Eternity on December 29, 2006 with her daughter,
Tehani, and Father Ron Camarda by her side. Due to
several strokes and the onset ofAlzheimer's Disease,
Eileen has been in the care of the supportive and caring
staff of Fleet Landing for the last 10 years, and under the
loving care of Hospice for the last 3 years. Eileen was
born in Detroit, MI and her family moved to Florida in ..
1945. She was preceded in death by her parents Stanley
B. and Josephine M. Bozk. Eileen was a graduate of
Jacksonville University and retired from the Department.
of the Navy in 1987 after 35 years of excellent and honorable service. Her last 27
years of Civil Service were spent at Mayport Naval Station where she went from Chief
Operator to Telephone Communications Specialist. She then worked for the Marriott
Sawgrass in the PBX Department from 1987 until 1995. Eileen was involved in the
. church her entire life and belonged to Christ the Redeemer Church in Ponte Vedra
Beach. She sang in the choir, loved ceramics, dancing, watching Florida State football
and working in her yard. Her greatest love was her daughter Tehani and she was
always involved in all of her daughter's activities and endeavors. Eileen will be missed
by a large circle of family and friends. Eileen was predeceased by Ralph W Tucker,
Tehani's father. She is survived by her daughter Tehani Tucker (John) Kisor and her
grandchildren, Jacob William and Jenna Elizabeth of Palm Bay, FL. She is also
survived by her sister Chickie Dee (Robert) Williamson of Memphis, TN and several
nieces, nephews and other relatives. A Christian Memorial will be held on Saturday,
January 20, 2006 at 1:00pm at Christ the Redeemer Church, 190 South Roscoe Blvd.,
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL with Reverend David Sheffield officiating. In lieu of flowers
memorials may be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida.
Services under the direction and care of
A Family Funeral Home &d Cremation Centre
3rd St. at Ponte Vedra Blvd.
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January 17, 2007


Einstein Alive: "Einstein
Alive," sponsored by the Ponte
Vedra Public Education
Foundation, concludes a two-
day run in Ponte Vedra Beach.
"Professor Einstein," who was
at Rawlings and Ocean Palms
elementary schools Tuesday,
speaks of his life and guides
audiences through the adven-
tures of his mind. Wednesday's
audience, at 1:30 p.m., is sev-
enth graders at Landrum
Middle School.

NARFE meets: National
Active and Retired Federal
Employees, Chapter 1671,
meets for lunch at 12 p.m. at
the Golden Corral Restaurant,
14035 Beach Blvd. Visitors are
welcome. For information, call

Green Living: The Ribault
Garden Club features "Green
Living" by Sara Boem of the
Green Team Project. The public
is invited to attend the pro-
gram, held at the club's head-
quarters at 705 2nd Ave. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. For infor-
mation, call 246-4641.

Healing Arts open house:
Dr. Andrea Schaeffer-Pautz, of
the Persephone Healing Arts
Center, plays host to an open
house from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Pautz is board certified in inter-
nal and holistic medicine. The
center is at 485 6th Ave. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. For infor-

mation, call 246-3583.

River City G.O.P.: The River
City Republican Club meets at
7 p.m. at the Regency-area
Piccadilly Restaurant, 200
Monument Road. New club
officers will be sworn in at the
gathering, guest speaker for
which is Donald Foy, new vice
chairman of the Duval County
Republican Executive
Committee. Foy also is
Jacksonville chapter president
of MAD DADS. Club member-
ship is open to all who believe
in the principles of the
Republican Party. For informa-
tion, call club president George
Davenport at 221-1617 or
membership chairman Mary
Jane Travis at 246-3821.

SPCWA special program: The
Sawgrass Players Club Women's
Association meets at 10 a.m. in
the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
Library's Community Room,
with a special program begin-
ning at 10:30 a.m. that features
Bill Hughes, General Manager
of TPC Sawgrass, and Gail
Deckley of the TPC's Sales and
Marketing area. The two will
give an overview of the renova-
tions and additions being
made to the TPC, which will
host The Players in May. The
public is welcome to attend the

Stress Reduction: Dr.
Barbara Bishop makes a presen-
tation on "Mindfulness-Based
Stress Reduction: Eight Weeks
Can Change Your Life" from 7
p.m. to 8 p.m. at dhe Ponlte



I Free Vision Screening: Free v
screening and glaucoma scree
sponsored by the Vision Is Pri
)..- Council, is available from 1 p.m
a p.m. at the Neptune Beach S
F E Activity Center. Those who
glasses need to take them tC
.- screening, and those who wear
tact lenses need to remove them prior to
'r---i "screened No appointments are necessary.
'- t Senior Activity Center is at 2004 Forest Ave. an
I be contacted by calling 270-1688.

Vedra Beach Branch
Library. For informa-
tion, call 904-280-

vision Dinners at Fleet
ning, Reserve: Fleet Reserve
celess Association Branch
i. to 3 290, 390 Mayport
senior Road, Atlantic Beach,
wear hosts dinners from 5
o the p.m. to 8 p.m. each
con- Friday in January. The
being Jan. 19 offering, by
The the Ladies Auxiliary
d can Fleet Reserve
Association, is steak
for $10 or Fish Fry for
$8. Fish Fry for $8 also
is offered Jan. 26. The
public is invited.

FCHEA seminar: The First
Coast Higher Education
Alliance, an amalgamation of
14 higher education institutes
devoted to the promotion of
higher education on the First
Coast, hosts a seminar from
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Davis
School of Business at
Jacksonville University. Subject
of the seminar is "Promoting
Jacksonville Through
Education: Increasing
Awareness of Higher Education
Opportunities in North
Florida." Human resources rep-
resentatives and others have
been invited to the seminar,
which is open to the public.
John Haley, vice president of
business recruitment for the
Cornerstone division of the
Jacksonville Regional Chamber
of Commerce, will speak. For
information, call Sara Davis at
904-399-0005 or e-mail

Ataxia Support Group: The
Ataxia Support Group of
Northeast Florida meets at 1:30
p.m. in the Ocean Grove
Condominiums clubhouse in
Ponte Vedra Beach. The group
extends an invitation for fel-
lowship, and the meeting
offers a speaker anti refresh-
ments. For information, call

Cummer's ,Egyptian
Lecture Series: The Cummer
Museum's Egyptian Lecture
Series concludes with the lec-

ture, "Lives of Objects: Artists
and Patrons in Ancient Egypt,"
at 11 a.m. in the auditorium of
Jacksonville's Main Library, 303
N. Laura St. The exhibition,
"Temples & Tombs: Treasures
of Egyptian Art from The
British Museum," is on view at
The Cummer through March
18. The cost of the lecture is $5.
For information or to purchase
tickets, call 904-355-0630.

Drill Meet: Nease NJROTC
hosts a Drill Meet, at which 16
schools will compete, from 8
a.m. until approximately 3
p.m. A special performance by
the Naval Academy Silent Drill
Team takes place between 2:30
p.m. and 3 p.m.

Flamenco classes: Naomi
Vail of Flamenco de la Costa
teaches Sevillanas, the tradi-
tional folkloric dance of Spain,
Saturday afternoons through
February. A children's class is-
held at 12 p.m., one for adults
at 1 p.m. The cost is $12.
Flamenco de la Costa is at
10131 Atlantic Blvd. For infor-
mation or to register, call Vail
at 904-730-9786. The website is

Kayak Tour: Guana
Tolomato Matanzas National
Estuarine Research Reserve, in
partnership with Friends of
GTMNERR and the Coastal
Outdoor Center, offers a kayak
tour, "Guana River: An On-
Water Nature Experience,"
from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The event begins inside the
GTM Environmental
Educational Center, and partic-
ipants will have access to dou-
ble kayaks. The $45 cost for the
event, which for ages 15 years
and up, includes all kayaking
equipment, instruction, reserve
entry fee, tour and bottled
water. Sunscreen, hats, sun-
glasses, cameras and binoculars
are recommended.
Reservations must be made in
advance by contacting the
Coastal Outdoor Center at 904-

Red Cross courses: The
American Red Cross offers a
day of courses that can save
lives from: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. at the USO, 2560 Mayport
Road, Atlantic Beach. The
courses include dult. Infant,
and Child CPR, as vwell as [-lst.

Aid with Automated External
Defribrillator (AED). Anyone
with military ID receives a $5
discount. For information or to
register, call the Mayport
Service Center at 904-246-

Teen Council: Atlantic
Beach Parks and Recreation
offers Teen Council Movie
Night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at
Bull Memorial Park, located at
the corner of Ocean and
Seventh Streets.

Turtle Stranding and
Salvage: Guana Tolomato
Matanzas National Estuarine
Research Reserve offers a Turtle
Stranding and Salvage educa-
tional session from 2 p.m. to 4
p.m. The speaker will be Allan
Foley of the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission. The event, which
is free and open to the public,
should be of special interest to
Sea Turtle Patrol volunteers.
For information, call 904-823-

Breathing for Peace: A six-
week Introductory Meditation
class that ends March 4 will be
held at Cobalt Moon Center,
Sky Studio, 217 First St.,.
Neptune Beach. Hours of the
Sunday sessions, conducted by
Carol Lutker of the Drolma
Meditation Center, are 1 p.m.
to 2 p.m. The fee is $50 for six
weeks or $9 per session. For
information, call 386-246-4092
or visit

GTM book signing: Guana
Tolomato Matanzas National'
Estuarine Research Reserve
(GTMNERR) hosts a book sign-
ing and lecture by Patricia.
Camburn Behnke, author of
"Tortoise Stew," from 2 p.m. to
4 p.m. The event is open to the
public, and attendance is free
with regular admission to the
GTM Environmental
Education Center. Entrance
fees are $2 for adults, $1 for
children ages 10 to 17 and free
for children under 10. The
GTMNERR is at 505 Guana
River Road in South Ponte
Vedra Beach. For information,
call 904-823-4500.
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Art association: The Pablo
Towers Art Association meets
from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call
246-4158 for information.

Cancer support group: The
Cancer Support Group at
Baptist Medical Center Beaches
meets at 6 p.m. at the Florida
Cancer Center in Medical
Office Building B on the hospi-
tal campus. Call 247-2910 for

Grief Support Group: Grief
Support Group meets the third
Thursday of every month at 7
p.m. in the Library of the
Family Life Center of St. Paul's
Catholic Church, 578 1st Ave.
N., Jacksonville Beach. The
group is for men and women
grieving the death of a family
member or friend. The next
meeting will be Jan. 18. For
information, call Margaret at

Kiwanis Beaches: The
Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville

Beaches meets at noon at Selva
Marina Country Club, 1600
Selva Marina Dr., Atlantic
Beach. Visit www.beacheskiwa-
nis.com for information.

River City Singles Club:
The River City Singles Club,
Inc., a chapter of the Singles
Association of Florida (SAF),
holds a dance from 8 p.m. to
11 p.m. at the Knights of
Columbus Hall, 1501
Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville.
Admission is $8, $7 for mem-
bers. Live music, snacks and
refreshments are provided. For

information, call 779-1234.
Recovery,' Inc.: Recovery,
Inc., a mental health support
group, meets at 6:30 p.m. at St.
Paul's Catholic Church's
Family Life Center, 578 1st
Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach.
Call 247-3299 for information.

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veterinarian-checked and test-
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been neutered, are available for
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Team in Training: The
Leukemia & Lymphoma
Society's Team In Training
(TNT) holds meetings at 2 p.m.
at Pablo Creek Library, 13295
Beach Blvd., and at 6:30 p.m. at
The Spa at Sawgrass, 1000 PGA
Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach.
Team in Training is recruiting
for the Capital of Texas
Triathlon, America's Most
Beautiful Bike Ride, Rock 'n'
Roll Marathon and the
Jacksonville Sprint Triathlon.
For information, visit
www.teamintraining.org/nfl or
contact Tina Perkins at 904-
332-6414 or

Monday Movie Matinee:
The Neptune Beach Senior
Activity Center hosts Monday
Movie Matinee at 1:30 p.m.
weekly. Today's movie is "Little
Miss Sunshine" with "Take the
Lead" on Jan. 29. A soft drink,
candy bar and popcorn is avail-
able for $1. Reservations are
not required.

Financial Aid Night: Senior .
and their parents are invited to
attend the annual Financial
Aid Night hosted by Fletchef
High School's guidance depart-,
ment at 6 p.m. in the school'i
auditorium. An expert on the
"Free Application for Federa)
Student Aid" (FAFSA) and post-
secondary financial aid will,
present information. On Jan,
29 and Jan. 30, seniors meet in
small groups with trained vol-
unteers from Duval County'S.
"Beacon" program. The meet.
ings will offer students ar
opportunity to receive addi-
tional financial aid informa-;
tion, ask questions and receive
more post-secondary direction.

LTN meeting: Long Time
Newcomers meet at Selv4
Marina Country Club, where
the program is a White
Elephant Silent Auction.
Bidding begins at 11 a.m. and
ends at 11:45 a.m. All items
should be on hand by 10:45
a.m., along with a bid sheet
that's included in the club's
January newsletter. For infor-
mation about LTN or to join,
call Lenore Logan at 270,-741,
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Project SOS pays visit to Landrum

A make-believe pair of
newlyweds she wearing a
veil and he a cummerbund -
entered the Landrum Middle
School auditorium stage
Friday in front of scads of
giggling eighth graders.
Playing the parts of bride
and groom on their wedding
night, the two young actors
gave each other gifts, which
supposedly they had kept in
their possession their entire
SThe young bride gave her
groom a round hat box, out
of which he enthusiastically
pulled a new pair of white
sneakers, which she said she
allowed no one else to see or
, The groom gave his bride a
similar box, but the contents
weren't so pristine.
"It looks like a whole
squad of girls have been in
these," she said, pulling out
a pair of dirty, worn sneak-
"I made them wear socks,"
the groom retorted.
The room full of Ponte
Vedra eighth graders burst
into laughter, but they didn't
miss the fact that the under-
lying meaning involved a
more serious subject: virgini-
"Sometimes the choices
that we make today can
affect that relationship,[mar-
riage] in the future," said Jon
Matyi, lead teacher for
Project SOS, which encour-
ages young teens to set
boundaries for sex, drugs and
The program, which is
spreading throughout the
United States, was started in
1993 by Pam Mullarkey, a
former Ponte Vedra resident
and former St. Johns County
School Board member.
SOS originally was an
acronym for "Save Our
Students" but was changed
to "Strengthening Our
Project SOS visited
Landrum Friday for a two-
hour assembly that covered
topics such as abstinence,
sexually transmitted diseases,
pornography and drug abuse.
The unique format for
Project SOS assemblies main-
ly involves humorous skits
performed by 18- to 22-year-
The response from the
younger audience is mostly
laughter, instead of eye-
It's not all fun and games,
Near the end of Friday's

Sometimes the
choices we make
today can affect
that relationship
[marriage] in the

- Jon Matyi, lead
teacher for Project

assembly, Brian, who was
once an all-star athlete, was
rolled onto the stage in his
wheelchair by his father.
The story of Brian, who
lost the ability to walk and
speak, was told by his
father, who explained that
his son decided to climb a
tall tree one night in 2001
after drinking. He slipped
and fell to the concrete 30
feet below.
"It was one night, one
party, one decision," Brian's
father told the audience.
"He went from being an
all-star athlete to laying on a
table almost dead."
According to Matyi, SOS's
mixed format that alternates
: between humor and the
occasional reality check
seems to work.
Matyi said about 95 per-
cent of the feedback he gets
from students after the
assemblies is positive.
But that's only one half of
the Project SOS program. The
other side is the mentoring
program, in which full-time
staffers visit schools once a
week for after-school activi-
ties. *
The after-school club is
voluntary for students but it
still pulls in a good turnout.
Matyi said last year's aver-
age turnout was about 50
students per school each
Activities include serving
free food, giving away prizes
and playing games or "object
For example, "Dizzy Izzy"
is a game where students
place their foreheads on an
upright baseball bat and spin
around until dizzy.
Then they have to carry an
egg on a spoon across the
It's a classic game for ele-
mentary and middle school-
ers, but Project SOS uses it to
show how even simple tasks

Two staff members of Project SOS (Strengthening Our Students) perform a skit Friday at Landrum Middle School in Ponte Vedra
Beach, where eighth graders heard about the consequences of using drugs and alcohol.

can be extremely difficult
while under the influence of
drugs and alcohol.
In these mentoring pro-
grams, when mentors often
see the same students about
30 times throughout the
school year, Matyi said the
influence on kids is more
"You just kind of see a nat-
ural progression," he said,
explaining that toward the
end of the school year many
students begin to really open
up about their private lives
and their relationships.
Matyi said sometimes stu-

dents confess that they were
thinking of giving up their
virginity butdecided against
it after learning from SOS
how to tell their partner they
are not ready.
Other times students seek
help for abuse by family
members, boyfriends or girl-
friends and even school
Remarkably, Matyi said,
students seeking help for
these situations often get lit-
tle from their teachers or
guidance counselors.
Matyi said he often speaks
with youngsters who have

reported abuse to school offi-
cials and no action was
"Sometimes this stuff just
ends up getting put on the
back burner," Matyi said,
noting that a school-guid-
ance counselor-might be
responsible for 1,000 stu-
"I think people come to
them so rarely that they
don't know what to do."
Matyi said Project SOS pro-
grams are aimed at prevent-
ing destructive behaviors
among teens, but often those
who have already experi-

mented with sex, drugs and
alcohol are affected the
"The information actually
helps the ones who have
been through it the most,"
Matyi said, noting that often
Project SOS mentors are the
first to teach those kids how
to set boundaries and change
their behavior.
The topics covered by
Project SOS are considered
taboo for younger kids,
which means parents and
teachers often stay away
from that subject matter,
Matyi said.

PV resident shares her 'seasonal'

recipes from Florida panhandle

Cookbook author Jo Manning has included more than 200
additional recipes in the revised edition "Seasonal Florida."

"Seasonal Florida" is a
cookbook that tells the story
of "food that brings you back
together," according to its
author, Jo McDonald
Manning, a part-time resi-
dent of Ponte Vedra Beach.
Manning is a fifth-genera-
tion Floridian whose ances-
tors settled in Florida in
One of 10 children,
Manning grew up in
DeFuniak Springs in the
Florida panhandle.
In the cookbook, she
describes DeFuniak Springs
as a place where the children
had "bicycles, tree forts, and
swimming holes and were
entertained by skeeter hawks
and lightning bugs."
At the turn. of the 20th
century, the town hosted an
annual cultural event, the
Florida Winter Chatauqua.
Manning's memories of
those seasonal events from
her childhood and the deli-
cious food prepared the old-
fashioned way using the best
of what was in season were

the inspiration for the cook-
Encouraged by her hus-
band Wayne, Manning decid-
ed to put together a cook-
book that she said would
"focus on regional foods and
emphasize fresh, local prod-
Researching the original
cookbook involved visits to
archives and museums across
North Florida and collecting
recipes from family, friends,
and restaurants in the
"Seasonal Florida" was first
published in 1994 with
about 350 recipes. The first
three printings of the cook-
book sold close to 15,000
copies, Manning said.
This past October, a newly
revised and reorganized edi-
tion with more than 200
additional recipes was pub-
Manning recounts the fam-
ily or historical background
of many recipes in "Seasonal
Florida," adding that each
recipe has a story behind it.
There are descriptions of
tupelo honey, hearts of palm,

St. Augustine sweets, datil
peppers, perlo, scupper-
nongs, sand pears and other
foods that have a unique
place in North Florida cook-
Photographs of Manning's
family are featured through-
out the book, providing faces
to match the names of many
of the people mentioned.
Additional photographs of
scenes and people give any-
one looking at the book a
glimpse of the way Florida
was decades ago and the way
it is today.
The recipes are organized
in chapters with titles that
give a hint of what is to
come such as Old Timey
Favorites; Seafood, Fishes,
and Pond Critters; Southern
Garden Vegetables and
Swamp Cabbage; Perlos, Rice
dishes and Pasta; Finger
Lickin, Down South
Barbecue; and Desserts and
Sweet Thangs.
Some of the recipes fea-
tured are Country Ham and
Red Eye Gravy, Corn and
Tomatoes, Old Florida
Chicken Salad, Minorcan

Deviled Crab, Skillet Squash,
St. Augustine Sweets, Red
Beans and Rice, and
Granny's Banana Pudding,
Equally as interesting as
the recipes are Manning's,
descriptions of cooking in
North Florida, traveling the
"backroads," sample menus,
and lists of food festivals,
farmers markets, and farms
for picking your own pro-
duce and fruit.
"Seasonal Florida" can be
found at local gift shops and
bookstores, or ordered at sea-

The following are a few
recipes from "Seasonal

Country Ham and Red
Eye Gravy

4 large slices of country
ham, cut one-quarter inch
3 T strong coffee
Trim fat from ham, cut
into small pieces and place


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Kathryne Jean Pettit of Ponte
Vedra Beach and David
Michael Gagnon of
Jacksonville were married
Saturday, Jan. 13, at the
Episcopal Church of the Good
Shepherd in Jacksonville. The
Rev. Bob Griffiths performed
the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Algernon M.
Pettit III of Ponte Vedra Beach.
She is a graduate of Episcopal
High and Florida State
University. She is employed as
an account executive.
The groom is the son of

Sara A. Gunn and Jonathan
M. McClow, both of
'a1Sk6itivllf ';have announced''
their engagement to be mar-
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Tina Bernardi of Neptune
Beach and the late Dennis.
She is a graduate of the
University of Florida and the
Florida Coastal School of Law.
She is a staff attorney for the
Fourth Judicial Circuit Court.
The groom-elect is the son of
John and Lynn McClow of
He is a graduate of Bishop
Kenny High and Valdosta State
University. He is a senior asso-
ciate with a real estate develop-
ment and marketing consult-
ing firm.

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Brittney Jade Smith ai
Logan Scott Rose.

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Elizabeth Irene Roberts of
Neptune Beach received a
bachelor's degree in fine arts
Dec. 9'from Flagler College in
St. Augustine.

Air Force Airman Adam D.
Hobbs, a 2005 graduate of
Fletcher High School, has grad-
uated from basic military train-
ing at Lackland Air Force Base,
San Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of
training, Hobbs studied the Air
Force mission, organization,
and military customs and cour-
tesies; performed drill and cer-
emony marches, and received
physical training, rifle marks-
manship, and field training
Airmen who complete basic
training earn credits toward an
associate degree through the

Gabriele Schneider of Pinellas
Park and James Gagnon of
Dunnellon. He is a graduate of
Florida State University
College of Law. He is employed
by Taylor, Day, Currie, Boyd
and Johnson. Meredith
Lynham, Venesa Daughtery,
Caroline Brame, Lauren Yerkes
and Heidi Bergs were the
bride's attendants. Alvis Bergs,
Todd Riggs, Jason Black, Dr.
Brett Puckett and Christopher
Boyd were groomsmen.
After a honeymoon to the
Virgin Islands, the couple will
reside in Jacksonville.

Sara Gunn and Jonathan
No wedding date has been

Brittney Jade Smith and
Logan Scott Rose, both of
Jacksonville, have announced
their engagement to be mar-
The bride-elect is the daugh-
; ter of Julie and Dwayne
Wiechmann of Jacksonville
and John and Tammy Smith of
Callahan. She is attending
nursing school and is
employed by West Marine as
an inventory manager.
The groom-elect is the son of
James and Kathi Rose of
Jacksonville. He is employed
by Lewis Diving & Salvage as a
dive tender and is also
employed by Fleet Landing.
The couple plan to wed in
nd early 2009.

Community College of the Air
Force. He is the son of Laureen
Hobbs of Jacksonville Beach.

photo submitted
Jackie Mako with her best in show entry "Emily's Dapple Grey Rocking Horse," at the annual Jacksonville Beaches
Woman's Club Arts & Craft Show. Other blue ribbon winners included Susan Browder (best in Show watercolor), Lillian
Harrison, Mary Lou Jones, Rose Marie Legant, Halliene Newby and Toni VanOrman.

Recipes: Old Florida Chicken Salad

Cont. from A-9
in a large cast-iron skillet.
Fry over medium heat until
Crisp and pieces have ren-
dered all their fat. Remove
and discard.
Place ham slices in the
skillet and fry until the ham
is evenly browned on both
sides. Transfer ham to a
heated platter and pour
desired amount of coffee
into skillet. Bring to a rapid
boil, scraping up any brown
bits. Pour over ham and
serve with grits and biscuits.

Corn and Tomatoes
Cut the kernels from the
cobs of 20 ears of corn,
scrape a knife down the cob
to milk it. Heat 2 sticks of
butter in a large skillet over
medium high heat. Add 2
medium diced onions, 2 bell
peppers, minced and 6 large
tomatoes that have been
peeled, seeded, and
chopped. Cook iintil'the ..
onions are translucent,
about 15 minutes.
Stir in 2 teaspoons salt
and 1 teaspoon freshly
ground black pepper, then
add the corn and milk and
stir well. Reduce heat to
medium and cook for 20
minutes. If the corn begins
to dry out, add cream and a
little more butter. Serves 6
to 8.

Old Florida Chicken
2 chickens, each 3.5
2 onions, cut in half
one-half cup apple cider
1 rib celery, cut in fourths
1 bay leaf
one-half tsp. thyme,
2 tsp. salt
2 avocados, peeled and
seeded and cut into wedges
1 T lemon juice
1 cup celery, minced
two-thirds cup green
onions, minced
one-half lb. bacon, cut
into half inch pieces
one and one-half cups
roasted pecans, chopped
salt and freshly ground
black pepper, to taste

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one-half cup homemade
2 vine-ripe tomatoes, cut
into wedges
Bibb lettuce
In a large pot combine
chickens with next six
ingredients. Add enough
water to barely cover chick-
ens. Bring to a boil, skim-
ming and removing foam.
Reduce heat to low and
cook for 1 hour or until
chicken is tender. Transfer
chickens to a platter and
reserve stock. When chicken
is cooled, remove skin and
bones, keeping meat in large
chunks. Transfer chicken to
a large bowl, cover and
Before serving, cut meat
into bite-sized pieces, place
in a large bowl and set
aside. In a small bowl, gen-
tly toss the avocado with
lemon juice. Cook bacon
until crisp, drain on paper
towels, and. crunible wIen
Add celery, green onions,
drained avocado, bacon,
pecans, salt arid pepper to
chicken. Mix one-quarter
cup of chicken stock with
mayonnaise and pour over
chicken and toss gently.
Line a large platter with
Bibb lettuce and mound
with chicken salad. Garnish
with vine-ripe tomato

Minorcan Deviled Crab
1 b.. fresh blue crab claw
one-third cup St.
Augustine sweet onion,
one-third cup celery,
one-third cup bell pepper,
one-half cup unsalted but-
5 slices of white bread
toasted and crumbled
1-2 Datil peppers, seeded
and chopped fine
salt and pepper to taste
peanut oil for frying
lemon wedges
1 T parsley, minced

Pick over claw meat and
remove any shells. Saute

onion, celery, and bell pep-
per in butter until softened.
Add to a large bowl with
bread crumbs, Datil peppers,
salt and pepper. Mix thor-
oughly. Gently stir in crab
claw meat. Make into 12
patties two and a half inch-
es in diameter.
Heat oil to 400 degrees
and deep fry patties in
batches, for 3-4 minutes or
until golden brown. Drain
on a wire rack in a warm
oven until all are fried.
Arrange on heated plates,
sprinkle with parsley and
garnish with lemon wedges.
Serve immediately.

Red Beans and Rice
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 to three-quarters inch
piece of fatback slab, cut
into half inch pieces
1 lb. pkg. red beans
(preferably Camellia Brand)
S1 smoked tam bolrre-bro-:
Iken in half
1 ^ 8 inch links Andouille
or country sausage, sliced a
quarter inch thick
minced green onion, to
taste ,
Tabasco, to taste
In a large cast-iron pot,
add fat back and cook on
low heat until some of the
fat is released,,add onions
and garlic and cook for a
minute. Add the beans, ham
bone, and water to cover by
2 inches. Cook 2 hours on a
medium low heat with lid
off. Stir every now and then
and add sausage. Add addi-
tional water if needed. Cook
three more hours with lid
on, stir occasionally. Serve
over long grain rice with
minced green onions and
Tabasco to taste. Serves 6.

Skillet Squash CEN St.
Augustine Sweets
2 lbs. yellow crookneck
squash, sliced a.quarter inch
2 cups sliced St. Augustine
Sweet onions, sliced a quar-
ter inch thick
4 T smoked bacon drip-
salt and freshly ground
black pepper, to taste

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bacon drippings and onions,
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Granny's Baiana
one and three-quarters
cups sugar
one-half cup self-rising
2 whole eggs
3 eggs, separated
12 oz. evaporated milk
12 oz. water
2 T unsalted butter
1 T vanilla extract
5-6 ripe bananas
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one-half cup powdered I
one-eighth tsp. cream of
In a medium size double
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Beat until well mixed, slow-
ly stir in the milk and 12 oz.
of water (use this to rinse
out the can). Cook slowly
over low heat until pudding
consistency. Remove from
heat and add butter and
Stir pudding until it cools
complexly or place plastic
wrap directly over pudding,
and refrigerate until cool. To
make meringue, beat egg
whites until stiff, add cream
of tartar and sugar slowly.
Lightly butter a baking dish,
place a third of the pudding
in bottom of dish. Slice
bananas a fourth inch thick,
place a third over pudding.
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layer of vanillas wafers, and
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comes the latest installment of
playground upgrades.
Over the winter holiday,
poles that will hold a protec-
tive cover were installed
around the two primary ele-
ments of Ocean Palms' back
playground: a climb-on with a
wooden ramp that's accessible
to handicapped children and a
giant slide.
"We wanted to impact our
playground with some sort of
shade covering because of the
sun and the protection for the
children," said PTO President
Trish Shilling, who added that
the covering may possibly go

up before the end of the
"We've got big sails, of teal
color, coming from Africa,"
she said.
The company Ocean Palms
has contracted with,
Innovative Shade, St.
Augustine, uses a supplier in
Africa because the company's
sails offer the most protection
from ultraviolet rays of the sun
and are durable, said Shilling.
The sails also can be taken
down in bad weather and
In order to get the most bang
for their buck, Shilling said,
the PTO decided to cover the
main playground behind the
school all at once as opposed
to covering just a portion of it
along with another portion of
one of the smaller play-
In addition to the main play-

ground, Ocean Palms has two
smaller play areas, one near
the kindergarten classrooms
and the other at the front of
the school. That one is for pre-
k and kindergarten alike.
Shilling said more money
will be budgeted at the end of
the year to finish the project
on the other two playgrounds
at Ocean Palms.
"We hopefully will leave
this as a phased approach,"
Shilling said.
"We'd like to provide them
[the other two playgrounds]
some shade, because those are
the little guys," said Shilling.
Rubber padding will be put
around the base of each pole,
similar to the precaution taken
with basketball posts, to pro-
tect the! children "in case
they're inning and not pay-
ing attention to where they're
going," said Shilling.

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Getting to know each
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Thursday are fourth
graders from Ocean
Palms Elementary
School and fourth
graders from Ketterlinus
Elementary in St.
Augustine, who have
been pen pals since
September. The young-
sters in Laura Simpson's
class at Ocean Palms
visited their pals in St.
Augustine. Above, Julia
Scolapio (far left) and
Alexa Burch (far right)
from Ocean Palms flank
their pals from
Ketterlinus. At right,
Ocean Palms students
Hunter Stepp (left) and
Donovan Garrard pause
on the school's play-
ground equipment.

Jumping rope event

is good for the heart

photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Rawlings students Kevin Doody (in red) and Christian Bowlus
(back to camera) demonstrate rope-jumping at the school
Friday while Emily Tronti (in pink) awaits her turn.

Students at Rawlings
Elementary School are gearing
up for a Feb. 9 "Jump Rope for
Heart" jump-a-thon to raise
money for the American Heart
Association (AHA).
The groundwork for the
event was laid Friday at the
Ponte Vedra Beach elementary
school by Tami Cates of the
AHA and the Wave Jumpers
jump rope team from St. Paul's
Catholic School in Jacksonville
Jump Rope for Heart, which
has been an AHA program for
more than 50 years, was intro-
duced at Rawlings five years
ago by Robyn Harden, the
school's physical education
Rawlings rope jumpers have
raised $117,000 over that peri-
od, including $17,000 last year.
This year's goal is $18,000.
The Wave Jumpers, who give
anywhere from 10 to 20 school
performances for the American
Heart Association during the
course of the year, did two
assemblies for Rawlings stu-
At the second session, for all

third graders and half the
fourth-grade class, the
Rawlings students who jumped
on stage were third-grader
Emily Tronti and fourth-
graders Christian Bowlus and
Kevin Doody.
"These children, over the
next few weeks, are going to be
practicing the jump rope skills
they've seen today," said Cates.
"They're going to- practice_
them during PE time and
hopefully at home. On Feb. 9,
they're going to have a special
day where they come out as a
whole grade level. All of third
grade, all of fourth and all of
fifth will come out together.
They will have music, and
they're going to show their
jump rope skills."
Harden, whom Cates said
"does a fabulous job," will set.
up different stations where the
students will jump rope.
Each child has taken home a
Jump Rope for Heart envelope,
and the youngsters will be ask-
ing for donations, which will
be tabulated and turned over
to the AHA.
The children, in turn, will
receive thank-you gifts from
the AHA.

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climbers and they are often enticed to crawl
over such objects and reach for nearby items.
When doing so, they run the additional risk
of falling.
Never allow anything to dangle into a
crib or bed. Babies and toddlers can easily
: become entangled while sleeping or playing.
Discourage children from playing near
windows and patio doors. Establish rules
concerning safe play areas and stick to them.
Never allow long window covering pulls
cords to "puddle" on the floor next to the
Never allow pull cords or continuous
cord loops to hang loose and free, especially
within the reach of a small child.
Consider installing guards on both
upstairs and downstairs windows to prevent
children from tumbling out. While screens
are sufficient for keeping bugs outside, they
do little to hold a child's weight. Be sure that
each window guard has a quick release
mechanism in case of an emergency exit is
Window treatments aside, it is important
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dows. While.child safety should be at the
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about the well-being of your entire family as
well, in case there is an emergency.
Do not paint or nail windows shut under
any circumstances. You must be able to open
the windows in your home in case a situa-
tion calls for an emergency exit.
Make sure all adults and children can
operate the windows quickly if the need aris-
es. If the house is on fire, everyone inside
must know how to make a window exit.
Fixed metal bars and grills may make
your home more secure from the outside, but
are dangerous if they cannot be opened from
the inside. Be sure any security device or win-
dow guard has a quick release mechanism to
facilitate a hurried exit. Train everyone in the
house to operate the locks.
Only install an air conditioner in a sec-
ondary window in a living and sleeping area;
that is, a window that is not necessary for an
exit. An air conditioning unit could impede
escape if it is blocking the only window
opening in a room. Always have at least one
dear path to the outside.
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dow covering safety. Remember to ask your-
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Can the majority of the windows in my
home be opened in case of an emergency?
C Have I placed all furniture a safe distance
away from the windows to prevent my small
child from climbing too close to them?
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Panthers fall to Vikings in MLK tourney

Nease appeals Beech's

five-week suspension 3P

The struggle goes on for
Nease boys basketball this sea-
In Monday's Martin Luther
King, Jr. Tournament at Forrest
High School, the Panthers put
together one of their most
solid efforts on the court, only
to fall 44-40 in the closing sec-
onds to Raines.
Joe Largura and Ryan
Hentkowski led Nease with 11
points each. Christian Dennis
chipped in
with seven
points and
center James
Wilson added
five for the "
Panthers (2-
The Panthers
trailed 22-20 at
the half and
the gap.
remained two
points (33-31)
after three VIKINGS
quarters of PANTHERI
Late in the fourth, a pair of
free throws by Wilson tied it
at 39-all, but the Vikings
surged ahead 43-40 with 21.2
seconds remaining.
Forced to foul to stop the
clock, the Panthers could pull
no closer as the game drew to
a conclusion.
"It's been tough to go from
sport to sport this season," said
senior forward Kyle Timpane,
describing;the transition from
football to basketball.
"Going from a sport where
we haven't lost four games in
two years to one where we
lose four games in two weeks
it's just so different."'
Early-season struggles were
somewhat attributed to the
absence of many football play-
ers from the varsity hoops
squad. Timpane, Wilson,
Dennis, Quinton Huggins and
Ted Stachitas were busy chas-.
ing another state title on the
That kept the quintet tied
up until after the Dec. 9 Class
4A championship game in
Miami, where the Panthers fell
S to Tampa's Plant High 25-21.
There have been other diffi-
culties this season as well.
Coach Bud Beech is current-
ly appealing a five-week sus-
pension and $550 fine
incurred as a result of an inci-
dent in Nease's game against

Flagler Palm Coast Jan. 5.
In the second quarter of
that game, Beech was whistled
for a technical foul after argu-
ing an over-and-back call
against his team. He was hit
with a second technical for
continuing the argument (an
automatic ejection from the
game), but objects to some of
what was in a referee's report
of the incident.
That report includes the
claim that Beech used objec-
tionable language and may
have spit at
the official as
the two were
The 23-year
veteran coach
denies using
the curse
words attrib-
uted to him
and has
denied spit-
ting. Beech
S 44 said he was
S 40 told some fans
behind the
Panthers bench were using
colorful language as the argu-
ment ensued and that might .
have been what the referee
The FHSAA found Beech
guilty of gross misconduct and
issued the fine and five-week
While Nease officials are
preparing an appeal of that
ruling, interim coach Koran
Godwin was behind the bench
Monday against Raines.
In addition to Beech's sus-
pension, the Panthers are
without junior guard Ted
Stachitas who was ejected
from Saturday's 52-39 loss to
Paxon in the opening round
of the MLK Tournament.
SAffiersiftig .a layu iti
which he felt he was fouled,
Stachitas's momentum carried
him into the padded wall in
the Forrest gym. He slapped
the padding and let loose an
expletive, which earned
Stachitas an ejection and one-
game suspension.
The FHSAA may also look
into that matter since
Stachitas wasn't given a warn-
ing before the ejection.
The Panthers were slated to
conclude this week with a trip
to St. Johns County rival St.
Augustine on Tuesday and
then return home to host
Palatka on Thursday.

Panthers center James Wilson reaches for a rebound Monday against Raines in the MLK Tournament played at Forrest High
School. The Vikings defeated the Panthers, 44-40.

Panthers forward Mary
Scott Moore controls the
ball near midfield during
action earlier this season.
SNease has its eyes set on
Ithl eelk's District 5-4A
S,.hampionship being
played at St. Augustine.


Girls soccer


another SJRAC crown


Another year, another St. Johns River
Athletic Conference championship for the
Nease girls soccer team.
The Panthers edged Fleming Island 3-2 last'
Thursday night to earn their third consecutive
title in the three-year history of
the conference. -
Nease got off to a great start
when senior Kristin Hoover
scored on the first shot of the
game in the second minute of
play. The blast came from about
15 yards in front of the net
after Hoover weaved through a
trio of Fleming Island defend-
The Panthers, and Hoover,
got on the board again about
21 minutes later when the mid-
fielder/forward took an assist FLEMING
from Lisa Heise and booted the -
ball past Golden Eagles goal- NEASE
keeper Sara Federschmidt from
close range.
The scored remained 2-0 as the teams broke
for halftime.
Nease increased its advantage to three goals
about eight minutes after the break when jun-
ior Kasey Eckstein launched a left-footed rocket
from around 18 yards out that arched over
Federschmidt's head and into the upper left
corner of the net.
About 25 minutes into the second half,
Nease was whistled for a foul in the box, set-
ting up Fleming Island's Jane Buzzell for a
penalty kick. Buzzell converted the try, getting
the ball past Panthers backup keeper Emily
Whidby, who had replaced starter Catherine
O'Donnell a few minutes earlier.


Approximately six minutes later, the Golden
Eagles knotted the score when Emily Pierce
when she pounded on a rebound after a corner
kick and buried it into the left side of the net.
With another SJRAC championship under
their belts, the Panthers turn their attention to
this week's District 5-4A championships taking
place at St. Augustine.
With a 19-1-4 record, Nease
l earned a first-round bye and is
set to take on the winner of the
.,,. Pedro Menendez-Palatka match
Wednesday in the semifinals.
The district final is scheduled
for Friday at 7 p.m.
The Panthers are gunning for
a third consecutive Class 4A
state title under head coach
Dave Silverberg. Nease has won
three state championships in
the past five years.
ISLE 2 While this year's squad may
not be as potent as in previous
3 seasons, it is anchored by a stel-
lar defense and superb goal-
keeping by O'Donnell. Silverberg has said a lot
has to go right to make it to the state finals,
but the team appears to be in good shape in
terms of injuries.
Last month's Michelle Akers Tournament in
Orlando allowed Silverberg to assess the
Panthers against top-flight competition. Nease
made it to the championship game but lost a
2-1 decision to Orlando's Lake Mary.
The Panthers gained a measure of revenge a
couple of weeks later with a 2-all tie at Lake
"We could win state or we could lose in the
first round," Silverberg said in December. "I'm
still getting a feel for this team and assessing
how far we can go."

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Sea bass time for offshore bottom anglers

It's sea bass time for the
offshore bottom anglers
with an occasional snap-
per and grouper also biting.
Sheepshead and red bass
are biting at the end of the
big jetties. If you want those
delicious whiting you must
put your bait in 35 feet of
water off the red-tops or the
Mickler's Pier and shanty
town area.
Capt. Dennis Young went
back into limited action last
week with friends Butch
Garvin, Lowell Breeding and
Rick Ryles. They drifted from
the "Sea Dancer" about 12
miles offshore and caught 50
big sea bass, a snapper and

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one grouper. They used cigar
minnows, squid and some
rubber tail jigs for bait.

Photo submitted
History Picture of the Week features David Newman, longtime
manager of Monty's Marina, who caught this huge 23-pound
.snapper in 1976 on the "Miss Becky" with Capt. Gerald Pack.

Capt. George Strate took
his anglers to the party
grounds aboard the "Mayport
Princess"over the weekend.
On Saturday, they brought
home six snapper, several
grouper and coolers full of
sea bass.
Randy Carver took pictures
of his 12-pound snapper.
On Sunday, Capt. George's
anglers caught seven snapper
and another great catch of
sea bass, beeliners and sharks.
Leo Obligebo caught two of
the six snapper. His largest
weighed in at 12 pounds.
Capt Kirk Waltz, on his
"Enterprise," made three trips
to the big jetties last week.
On Thursday with Vance
Smith and his brother Greg,
the catch included five reds,
two trout, a pair of
sheepshead and 12 ringtails.
On Saturday Capt. Kirk,
with Jim Tamsett and his son-
in-law. Dr. Kirk Schmidt at
the jetties, caught 14 reds,
two trout, two sheepshead
and a ringtail.
Mike Blount and his son
Matt,fishing from the
"Enterprise" on Sunday
morning, brought up seven
yellow mouth and a
Canal guide John Dyrssen
and his friend Dwight
Hibbard on Wednesday
morning tried several spots
around Cabbage Creek and
netted 15 speckled trout and
several undersize blues.
James Gergley, and friends
Matt Hamilton, Dave and
Brandon on the "Head
Hunter," fished several feeder
creeks and caught 25 red bass
to 27 inches, three flounder,
three trout and seven
Larry "Fishman" Finch
tried the surf at Daytona last
Tuesday and pulled out 40
whiting and three pompano.
The "Fishman" spent
Wednesday and Thursday in
the surf at the end of 18th
Avenue North and each day
caught 50 whiting.
Brook Daley put live fid-
dlers along the big jetties on
Thursday morning and put
15 sheepshead weighing up

to five pounds on
ice in a short period
of time.
Spencer Brogden
led the Jacksonville
Beach Pier anglers
last week with sev-
eral good catches of
Other anglers
enjoyed the spring-
like weather and
caught small blues,
yellow mouth trout
and whiting.
Buster Morrow
met his friend Rom
Williams at Port St.
Lucie last week for
two days of busy
fishing from Rom's
"Gator Bait."
The first day was
very rough so they
stayed inside and
caught mangrove,
snook and flounder
to nine pounds.
On the second
day, in choppy
water, they jumped
five sails and
caught several dol-
Good Fishin'.

Photos submitted
ABOVE: George Jarnutowski with the 20-pound grouper he recently
caught on a trip to Steinhatchee, Fla. with friends.
BELOW: Capt. Chris Rooney and John Goodling holding four wahoo
caught at the ledge last week. They also caught several triggerfish, a bee-
liner a grouper and a 40-pound cobia.

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Some coaches get another year to win or else

Page 3B

At this time of year when
football coaches are
playing fruit basket
turnover many are getting
the gate for not winning
enough, not thrilling the fans,
bad breath or any excuse the
owners can think of it was
nice to see a change.
The New York Giants are
bringing back Tom Coughlin
as head coach to try it again
in 2007. Team owner John
Mara is giving the old Jaguar
one more season. Wish him
success or else.
Actually Mara has a partner,
or co-owner if you will, in
Jonathan Tisch. That's a smart
way to do business in the
NFL. With two owners, one
can always say, "F didn't want
to fire (insert name), but my
partner insisted."
It's like having two wardens
to pull the switch and each
can deny doing it.
Great things were expected
this season from the Giants,
who finished 11-5 last year
and had fans practically pack-
ing for Super Bowl XLI in


Alas, the Giants were
nated in the first round
Sound familiar? Coug
Jaguars were steaming
the 1999 playoffs until
Tennessee Titans stopp
them in the second hal
their game. Not only d
Jacksonville miss its pla
reward, but the team s&
of sight for the next th
The reason, it was sai
injuries and a loss of pi

due to budgetary concerns.
Injuries plagued Coughlin
and the Giants during the reg-
ular season, so maybe Mara
and Tisch took that into con-
sideration when they decided
to bring the coach back for
another season.
The easy thing these days is
to fire the coach or the assis-
tants ... or everybody with a
whistle and a clipboard.
Owners, for the most part,
show little loyalty to the very
SON head men they pick. But then
again, coaches usually demon-
strate precious little loyalty to
the owners they take jobs
elimi- In the NFL there are two
d of the mottos: "Retaliate first," and
"Do it to them before they do
ghlin's it to you."
hot in A refreshing change is is the
the situation with the Pittsburgh
ed Steelers in which their head
If of man, Bill Cowher, stayed with
id the team for more than a
payoff decade and only recently
ank out decided to "retire" from the
ree sideline. Or has he?
In any event, the Steelers
id, was got their money's worth out
layers of a man who coached them

well for many seasons and
eventually led them to last
year's Super Bowl champi-
Coughlin knows he's on the
hot seat with the New York
Giants. By extending,his con-
tract only one year, the coach
doesn't have to wonder where
he stands. He knows. The
message is, Win in 2007 or
look for a soft place to land.
Ironically, the job Coughlin
was booted from by Jaguars
owner Wayne Weaver is now
seemingly in a similarly pre-
carious situation. How much
leeway does Jack Del Rio
have? Is it playoffs or hit the
highway next season?
The clean-out of several
assistants by Del Rio since sea-
son's end tells a story. If Mr.
Weaver hasn't said so in so
many words, the picture of a
sword hanging over Jack's
handsome head is clear to just
about everybody anyway.
That's the way it is in foot-
ball. But owners would do
well to remember that ulti-
mately it's the players who
win and lose games, not nec-
essarily the coaches.


Registration for spring base-
ball and T-ball is taking place
now through Jan. 19 online at
pvaabaseball.com or at Play It
Again Sports.
Kids ages 5-15 as of April 30,
2007 are eligible. Cost is $120
for baseball, $90 for T-ball.
For more information visit
Web site or contact Pat Dowd
at 251-5103.

Jacksonville Babe Ruth
Baseball is conducting registra-
tion for players ages 13 to 15.
Dates and times are:
Saturday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. and Sunday, Jan.
21 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Also, Saturday, Jan. 27 from 10
a.m. until 2 p.m. and Sunday,
Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. until 1
Registration takes place at
Seabreeze Elementary School,
off Seabreeze Ave. in
Jacksonville Beach. Cost is $95.
* For additional information
contact Maria McMinn at 591-

Basketball Camp
Registration is now open for
the Ten Star All Star Summer
Basketball Camp and the Bryan
Adrian Basketball Camp.
The Ten Star camp is by invi-
tation only. Boys and girls ages
10 to 19 are eligible to apply.
Past participants include
Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan,
Vince Carter, Grant Hill and
Antawn Jamison.
Players from 50 states and 17
countries attended the 2006
The Bryan Adrian camp is for
boys and girls ages 6 to 18 at all
skill levels. One location for the
camp is Babson Park, Fa.
For more information on
either basketball camp, phone
(704) 373-0873 anytime.

There is a bowling league for
seniors 55 and up at Beach
Bowl on Beach Boulevard.
Competition in the Monday
league begins at 1 p.m., with
practice starting at 12:45 p.m.
Call Paula at 249-9849 for

Flag Football
Eight-on-eight flag football
for kids ages 7 to 15 will take
place at the Carver Center
beginning in February.
Registration is underway with
a $10 entry fee for each player.
Proof of age is required for regis-
tration, as is presence of a par-
ent or guardian.
All players will receive equal
playing time and sign-ups are
taking place at the Carver
Center, 738 4th Ave. S. in
Jacksonville Beach. For more
information contact Mr. Blunt
at 247-6218.

Girls on the Run
Registration is now. open for
Girls on the Run of N.E.
Florida, an after-school pro-
gram for girls that combines
running and training for a 5K
(3.1 miles) run/walk, along
with healthy living education
and life lessons. Spring pro-
grams take place at various
locations throughout Ponte
Vedra Beach, Atlantic Beach
and Neptune Beach. Volunteer
coaches are also needed to
work with a team of girls. For
more information phone 321-
4315 or visit

The Ponte Vedra Lacrosse
Club has extended girls' regis-
tration for the spring season
through Jan. 31 and is offering
another free introductory clinic
for all girls grades 4 through 8
from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan.
28 at the Landrum fields.
For information, go to

River Run Training
Registration is now open for
those of all fitness levels that
want to walk or run the River
Run scheduled for for March
2007. The training camps will
begin Jan. 2 but interested
individuals must register early
because space is limited. Call
Pushpa Duncklee, 403-9568.

Registration for the Ponte
Vedra Soccer Club's spring sea-
son will soon end. Electronic
registration is available via the
Internet at PonteVedraSoccer-
Club.com. Cost is $1.30 and
new players must provide copy
of birth certificate. Children
must have been 4 by July 31,
2006, to play. The season takes
place from March to May.

Registration for the Beaches
Soccer League spring season
sponsored by Fletcher High
School will take place during
January at Soccer Stop, 1518 N.
3rd St., Jacksonville Beach dur-
ing regular business hours. BSL
is a recreational league for
players 4 years old through 6th
grade. Roster size is eight play-
ers and games are five-a-side
with no goalkeepers.
Registration fee is $60 for an
eight-game season and
includes shirt and socks.
Games, begin the week of
March 5 and are played
Tuesday or Thursday evenings
.at 5:30 p.m. at the San Pablo
Elementary School fields.
Contact Mike Levine at
or 635-8969.

Women's Fitness
Registration is now taking
place for Beach Girls Fitness,
an outdoor fitness program for
women. Camps involve total
body workouts,designed to

Saturday, January 13 & 20
10:00 2:00
Sunday January 14 & 21
1:00 4:00

Wingate Park
361 South Penman Road
Jacksonville Beach

Ages 4-12
Registration Fees

help women lose weight, gain
energy and build self-esteem.
Camps take place Mondays,
Wednesday and Fridays at
8:30 a.m. For more, informa-
tion call 403-9568 or visit

Wrestling has arrived in St.
Johns County. All boys from
kindergarten through eighth
grade are invited to join the
new St. Johns/Panther
Wrestling Club.
Practices will begin Tuesday,
Jan. 23 at the Nease High
School wrestling room near the
gym. Practices will continue
every Tuesday and Thursday
from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Coaches will be Greg
Geisenhof and Nease High var-
sity wrestling coach Greg
Brooks. For younger athletes,
emphasis will be on basic fun-
damentals, discipline, structure
and an understanding that
wrestling can be fun.
For middle school partici-
pants, focus is on sharpening
technique, competitiveness
and developing the heart and
soul of a winner.
For more information con-
tact Greg Geisenhof at 287-
0147 or via e-mail at bensue-

All different levels of Yoga
classes are offered at the
Ageless Yoga & Massage Center,
391 Third Ave. South. All class-
es are taught by Joy Savitz, the
only certified Anusara teacher
in North Florida.
For more information phone
249-1111 or visit www.jack-

Hall of Fame Class
of 2006
Five exhibits recognizing the
Class of 2006, Larry Nelson,
Vijay Singh, Marilynn Smith
and the late Mark McCormack
and Henry Picard, are on dis-
play at the World Golf Hall of
Fame. Each exhibit features
personal memorabilia that rep-
resent the inductees' historical
influence on the sport of golf,
significant moments in their
lives on the course and also
their personal interests. For
more information call 904-940-
4123 or visit www.wgv.com.



Fletcher High forward Lamar
Scruggs (21) eyes the basket
after grabbing a rebound dur-
ing recent action against
Gainesville Buchholz. The
boys regular season is rapidly
drawing to a close with just a
handful of games remaining
before the Gateway
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January 17, 2007

1. What middleweight did
ring historian Bert Sugar call
the "greatest fighter, pound-
for-pound, in the history of
2. What California team
gave Knute Rockne his last
defeat and last victory as coach
of Notre Dame?
3. What was baseball reliever
Mitch Williams' nickname?
4. What was the first year a
trophy was given to the winner
of the World Series?
5. Who posed in a bowler
hat and spats before flying to
Britain to fight Henry Cooper
in 1963?
6. What figure skater earned
$45 million in her lifetime?
7. What three articles of
clothing did lan Baker-Finch

take off before hitting his golf
ball from the edge of a pond in
8. What soccer star played
his last game for Brazil's
national team on July 18,
9. What boxing rule was
instituted when Sam Baroudi
died 10 hours after being
knocked down by Ezzard
10. What boxer registered
knockouts in a record 129
Sports Challenge Answers
-1. Sugar Ray Robinson; 2.
The University of Southern
California; 3. "Wild Thing;" 4.
1967; 5. Muhammad Ali; 6.
Sonja Henie; 7. Shoes, 'socks,
pants; 8. Pele; 9. The standing
eight count; 10. Archie Moore
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Time for Tennis

FOREHAND TIPS: Always pull the racquet back as soon as the
ball is approaching your forehand side. Your backswing should
come from the shoulders, not the arm.
If you have to hit a running forehand, push your momentunmi
up from the foot opposite to your forehand side. For example,
use your left foot to lean into a ball hit to your right side. Try to
hit the ball on the sweet spot (middle area) of the racquet. This
gives you a solid forehand by maximizing the efficiency of the
Using a two-handed forehand is quite difficult. If you're a
beginner, learn the one-handed approach for more control and
power. Leave the two-handed technique for your backhand.
(c) 2007 DBR Media, Inc.

On the Links

Many golfers, in an effort to
hit real bombs, tighten up on
their grip before swinging.
Tightening up on your hands
(and arms) at address inhibits
the clubface's natural rotation
during the swing. Hence, you

finish with an open clubface at
Instead of a deep drive down
the middle, you slice the shot
to the right, landing you in the
rough or maybe out of bounds.
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Gators now face

defensive rebuild

More than 70,000
University of Florida
football fans filled
The Swamp to celebrate the
team's 2006 National
Championship Saturday.
Word has it that the crowd
topped the season attendance
of the Miami Hurricanes...
Speaking of the Gators, jun-
iors Reggie Nelson, Jarvis Moss
and Ryan Smith have report-
edly declared their intentions
to enter this year's NFL draft,
while junior Brandon Siler is
expected to follow suit any
day now.
Those departures, combined
with the loss of a handful of
senior defensive playmakers,
will make head coach Urban
Meyer's quest to repeat the
championship season a.diffi-
cult task.
On the bright side, junior
WR Andre "Bubba" Caldwell
has decided to stick around,
bolstering an offense that
many expect to click on all
cylinders with Tim Tebow
under center and Percy Harvin
lining up at various skill posi-
tions. The Gators might just
find themselves in a lot of
high-scoring affairs next sea-
Breaking news: Ohio State
QB Troy Smith has just been
sacked again...
Just when you thought you
had heard enough about the
greatness of the University of
Florida, North Carolina's top-
ranked basketball team gets
hammered by Virginia Tech to
open the door for you
guessed it the Gators to
take over the No. 1 spot.
Never fear, however, as I hear
that the Florida women's
lacrosse team is not expected
to vie for a championship this
The Florida State basketball
team dropped its first three
ACC games after opening the
season on a 12-2 tear that
included a 70-66 victory over
Florida on Dec. 3. Despite the
slump, look for the Seminoles
to be in the hunt for a NCAA
tournament berth in March.
Because much like the Gator
football team benefited from
playing in the Southeastern
Conference, Florida State will


have an edge for having
played in the hands-down
toughest basketball conference
in the land...
Did anyone else notice that
the BCS Championship half-
time show consisted of the
Ohio State band's rendition of
the theme song from
"Titanic?" Talk about irony...
Peyton Manning and the
Indianapolis Colts advanced
to the AFC Championship
Game behind five field goals
from kicker Adam Vinatieri in
a 15-6 win over Baltimore
Saturday. That's right, the
unflappable Manning did not
throw a touchdown pass and
the only reason his team is
still alive in the playoffs is
because a kicker did his job.
Wasn't it Manning that
referred to Mike Vanderjagt, a
guy he pretty much ran out of
town a few years ago, as "an
idiot kicker?" Once again, talk
about irony...
Here's to hoping that the
New Orleans Saints make it all
the way to the Super Bowl.
Because poetic justice would
be served if ex-Chargers' QB
Drew Brees, whom San Diego
parted with after last season
for an unproven commodity
in Phillip Rivers, led his new
team to the NFL promised
On a side note, a Saints'
Super Bowl win would be
great gift to a community still
recovering from the disaster of
Hurricane Katrina...
This just in: The Ohio State
football team is mortal after
John L. Crawford's column
appears in the Fernandina Beach

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NEPTUNE BEACH, concrete block, large
lot, 4 blocks from ocean. $268,000. 372-
PV, FSBO, 2BR/2BA, cul-de-sac, large
fenced yard, many updates. No HOA.
$220K. (843)847-1239.
New construction, 620 Orchid St., Atlantic
Beach, Saturday and Sunday, 11am-3pm.
4BR/3BA, 2500sf., beautifully appointed
master bath, large custom kitchen.
DEERFIELD LAKES- 2/1.5 condo,
HARBOR SPRINGS- 4/2, backs up to
woods, centrally located. $228,900.
HARBOUR SPRINGS- 4/2, 2 car gar.
Newer area, very open, beaut. stone
frplc., fenced yard, corner lot. Close to
schools/beaches. Reduced to $214,900.
ASHLEY WOODS- Lg 4/2, better than
new! Many upgrades. $298,000.
HARBOR WINDS- Approx. 1600sf, 3/2,
like new. $229,900.
HARBOR WINDS- 3/2, 2 car gar., owner
must sell fast! $204,900.
4/2, near schools & shops. $234,500.
221-1711 OR 241-5501
HIDDEN PARADISE. 2-story 3/2.5 w/lg.
bonus room, FP, pool, jacuzzi. Motivated.
$380,000, (904)246-1760.
TUNE Beach, 4BR/ 2BA, 2300sf., hard-
wood floors, mint condition, $579,000,
Steve McGuire, 246-9915.
4BR/3.5BA, gralte counters thru-out.
Large screened porch. A Must See!
$585,000. (904)536-7007.
3/2, JAX Bch, 1100 18th St. N. 1300sf, ga-
rage, new roof, appliances, tile, carpet.
Reduced! $249,000. 881-8590.
Jax Beach, Saturday, Jan. 20th, 1pm-4pm
Reduced- Large luxury townhouses. Block
from ocean. 197 & 199 11th Ave. N.
3BR/3.5BA/ garage/ yard. $569K per unit.
BY OWNER, Murry Hill, 1400sf, 2/1
+garage, concrete block, $115,000. Visit-
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DESIGNED TO Sell! Isle of Palms, 3445
Eunice Rd. Deep water access, pool, boat
lift, 3/2.5, remodeled kitchen & bathrooms.
$656,000. (904)703-0254.
located in Covington Creek Subdivision on
San Pablo Rd. Private neighborhood on
cul-de-sac. 4BR/ 3BA, 2575sf, 2 car ga-
rage, pool w/ scr. enclosure, modem kitch-
en, new granite countertops, extra tall
cabinets. Open floor plan, frplc., fabulous
hard wood floors & tile bathrooms. Brand
new CH/A, nothing that isn't updated!
$454,999. 2353 Alderman Oaks Dr.
SOUTHSIDE 7388 Secret Woods, brick,
3/2/2, 1895sf, $283,500 terms. Independ-
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A/C, new plumbing, slate tile, updated
kitchen, sprinkler system w/well. 2409 Pa-
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OPEN HOUSE, 1804 10th St. North. Sat-
urday, 12pm-3pm. Best buy at the beach.
Completely Remodeled, 4BR/2BA. $335K

PONTE VEDRA- Sawgrass, East,
3BR/2.5BA, beautifully renovated, (2004)
two-story townhome. All counters stone.
Hardwood and tile 1st fir. $539k.
ICW, Sterling Ridge- Owner needs to
sell now! Just listed Ig 4/2 on cul-de-sac.
Almost 2000sf. Best price per square foot-
age, $219,900.
221-1711 OR 241-55:01
PVB, FSBO 3/2, 1 car garage on lake ap-
prox. 1775sf. Asking $299k, will consider
RTO. 655-8245 for appt.
LAKE FRONT- Pablo Pointe 3BR/2BA, 3
quarter acre lot, move in ready, $239,900,

3BR/2BA, home on cul-de-sac just
minutes to the beach in sought after
neighborhood! 1329 sq ft $244,000.
4BR/2BA, home in S Ponte Vedra! Sun
deck, balcony and more! $925,000.
4BR/4BA, brand new cottage style
home, 4200 sq ft! Palm Valley/Ponte
Vedra area! $1,975,000.
Gated community, 4BR/3BA, 3000+
sq ft home w/in-ground pool! Built in
1995! $924,900.
2BR/2BA, off Hodges Blvd.- near
JTB- 3rd floor unit. $165,900.
TWO 1BR/ 1BA +loft Ponte Vedra
Beach Condos, upgrades including
granite & tile floors, fireplace, custom
fighting, private beach access, tennis,
fitness room. 1 unit currently leased.
$189,900 & $195,900.
15TH AVE. S.
Key West style cottage, 2BRP1.5BA,
adorable with huge great room,private
backyard, great for entertaining, Low
maintenance landscaping. $31.,900.
Off Solano Rd. one has small beach
cottage, been remodeled. Take
advantage of golf views or purchase
both for your dream home... Notmany
like this! 2BR/2BA beach cottage,
$499,900. Additional lot is $449,500.
3BR/2BA. Just minutes to ocean,
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NEAR GAINESVILLE lake view home on
5 acres, 4/3, 2950sf, built 2002, $469,000
OBO, Independent Brokers & Associates,
247-4333 or 710-3111.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, completely re-
modeled, 6 blocks to beach. Huge corner
lot. $349,000. (904)339-3084.
pletely remodeled, carport., $213,900.
JUST REDUCED $20,000 for a quick
sale. 2 or 3 BR, 2 full BA, extra large lot,
in-ground pool w/jacuzzi, pool house, fire-
place, lots of upgrades, $359,000. Call
Dee, 219-1620.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2.5BA, 1477sf., 2-story
w/fireplace. Freshly painted inside and
out. custom oak cabinets thru-out, new
roof, sprinkler system, fenced yard and
deck. Carpet allowance. $275,000 OBO.

PELICAN Point $730k, LandMark $950k,
WaterMark $996k. Call Renee L. Baron,
Inc. for a tour (904) 242-2821.
PVB- 1BR/1BA, 550sf, tiled, ground floor,
gated, golf course view; $135,900.
FSBO South Jax 1/1 ground fl., all tile,
balcony, great views $149,900. 534-4559.
JAX BEACH, 310 So. 2nd St., 3BR/3.5BA
executive condo; 1 block from beach; less
than one year old. $2000/mo. lease to
own opportunity low $500's, 233-2151 &
$224,900 REDUCED!
3BR/2.5BA updated. Seller to pay 6 mos.
condo fees w/acceptable contract. Call
Watson Realty,.Jan Shields 853-2003.
WINDSOR PARKE- FSBO, 2/2 w/fire-
place, garage, 2nd floor. $145,900. Call
OCEAN FRONT, 2/2, consider lease op-
tion, pool, exercise room, $479,900. Own-
er/ Agent, 463-7343.
EAST OF 3rd, $289,900, Jax Beach, walk
to entertainment district, 2BR/2BA condo.
Complex completely renovated in 2001.
Call 200-0374.
OCEANFRONT- 3/2, Great view from all
rooms & master balcony, clubhouse
w/pool, fully furn, low assn. fees. $699,000
Call (904)241-2443 or 553-0509.
PV, 2/2, fireplace, screened patio over-
looking lake. $214,900. Vanguard Realty
FSBO WEST Beaches 1/1 hardwood
floors, stainless steel appliances, balcony,
great views, $124,900, 534-4559.
floor studio w/loads of storage, Murphy
Bed, direct view of ocean & pool. Short
term rental OK. $269,900. Call Kathy
Tiliakos, Vanguard Realty, (904)465-3053.
LANDMARK $825K, 463-2006

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1997 Fleetwood Weston, 14x70,
3BR/2BA, excellent condition, fully loaded,
tilt storm windows, vinyl siding. New stove,
fridge, washer/ dryer included. 8x10 wood
shed professionally built w/hurricane
straps. Well maintained corner lot. Call
(904)821-9968 before 7pm. $16,000 OBO.
Taking offers.
PALM HARBOR factory liquidation sale.
2006 models must gol Modular, mobile &
stilt homes 0% down when you own your
own land!l Call our factory for free color
brochure. (800)622-2832.
GOLFAIR #62, single wide, 'remodeled
bathroom, (904)372-4105

ST JOHNS Bluff/ Beach Blvd. Condo
warehouse for sale, 2400sf. $220,000.
Call 4fi-1152?

CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-7368, 733-3730.
LARGE EFFICIENCY Apartment, excel-
lent location, 2 blocks to Ocean, very
clean. No pets. $575/mo. 642-1214 or
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
ATLANTIC BEACH, one of a kind, 2/1,
eat-in kitchen, walk to beach & Town Cen-
ter, $900/mo, 246-3595. Lv, msg.
LARGE 1 bedroom. Excellent location. 2
blocks to ocean. Very clean. No Pets.
$675/mo. 642-1214 and 241-1219.

Beautiful 3/2 sfr, new tile flooring, new
paint, ducts cleaned, termite bonded. Lo-
cated off Atlantic Blvd behind Queens
Harbour. Rental $1150/mo. Lease
$1250/mo. w/$100 per month toward pur-
chase price. For more info call Rob
(904)891-5073 or Vito (904)334-0059.
3BR/ 1.5BA, Ponte Vedra, close to Beach
, & JTB, $1200/mo., 294-1114.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3 blocks to ocean,
3BR/2BA, CH&A, carport. No pets. 446
Bowles St., $1300/mo. +deposit, 249-
3214, 945-3303.
3/2 WEST Intercoastal Home, fenced
yard, garage. $1250/mo. (904)465-0458.
WATERFRONT 3/2, 2400sf, dock, boat
lift, pool, 2 car gar., $1950/mo. 881-8590.
ATLANTIC BCH, 518 Selva Lakes Circle,
3/2, 2 car garage, $1400/mo, no pets,

TOWNHOUSE, LG 1BR 1.5BA w/ loft. 1
BEACHES OFFICE/ WAREHOUSE, car gar., frplc., washer/dryer, com. pool, S. PONTE VEDRA- Like new, 3BR/2.5BA
2800sf., $2800/mo includes utilities. Call lawn svc. $1100/mo. Call Debbie at in Turtle Shores! Club pool, tennis & morel
Bart @ 241-3111 (Ext. 11). (904)472-0583. $1950/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.

NEPTUNE BCH, charming 2BR 1BA apt,
1 block from beach, storage & laundry
hook up, wood floors, new appliances &
A/C. $1000/mo. Call Rick 891-2345.
ATLANTIC BEACH small ocean front 1BR
garage apartment, Available 2/1..
MAYPORT ROAD MH, 2BR, credit check,
fenced private property, No pets.
$600/mo. +$600/dep .246-4461.
NEW COZY 1BR, deck w/ocean view,
CH&A. Water, sewer, garbage included.
Credit check, No pets. $700/mo. 514-8530
JAX BEACH, 2 1/2 blocks to ocean. 1/1
large upstairs, $770/mo, 821-9751/
JAX BCH efficiency apt., $650/mo.
+$650/dep. 1BR' apt., $750/mo.
+$750/dep. 7-12 mo. lease. Sea Villa,
920 2nd St. N. 294-7163.
JAX BEACH, 2BR townhouse, near
ocean, CH&A, WDHU, new carpet. No
pets. $950/mo. +$500/dep. 246-3130.
JAX BEACH- 2BR/1BA, brick duplex apt.!
7 blks to beach $800/mo. All. South Real-
ty, 241-4141.
ATLANTIC BEACH townhome, 3/2, new
carpet, new bathrooms, fireplace, fenced
yard. $1100/mo. 249-8614.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA, two story, ce-
ramic tile, end unit, W/D. Credit check.
No pets. One year lease. $850/mo., first
& security, 1302 4th St. So., Unit A,
JAX BEACH, 2/1, downstairs, CH&A,
WDHU, 7 blocks ocean. $850/mo +$500
deposit, military/ senior discount. 716 2nd
Ave Nort,. 708-0731.
JAX BEACH townhouse, 636 9th Ave.
So., 2BR/1.5BA, kitchen equipped,
WDHU, fenced yard. No pets. $900/mo.
+$500 deposit. (904)221-5833.
PONTE VEDRA- 2BR/2BA patio home!
Club pool, tennis & more! $1200/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141.
ATLANTIC BCH 2BR/1.5BA Townhome.
$800/mo. +$800 security dep. Avail
1/14/07, 241-8508.
1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1stAve. South,
1BR/1BA. $685/mo (904)891-0606.
condo. $1950/mo. All South Realty, 241-
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.
2BR/2BA AT The Palms in Jax Beach,
great amenities, recently remodeled, ga-
rage. Small pets OK. $1050/mo.

Unfurnished Homes Itracoastal West Kensington St Aug 4BR/3BA, new home, all
SSerena Point JB 3BR/3BA, new top floor Bislhop's Court Hodges tiled and upgraded, 3 car garage, patio, comm. '
condo, direct oceanfront views, amenities, End units w/views, allapppool. $2200/mo.
Garage. $3000/mo. End units w/views, all appliances, amenities. Unfurnished Condos
garage. $3000/mo. 1BR/1BA, ground floor. $850/mo Unrnished Condos
SOceanside 932 JB 3BR/3.5BA, condo has 1BR/1BA found floor $865/mSummer House PV 1BR/1BA. ground floor
luxurious features, ocean porch, sunset porch, 1BR/BA, ground floor. $86mo.endunit, close to shopping, schools, beach.
garage. $2450/mo. Overlook -' Southside $725/mo.
430 9th Avenue N. JB 3BR/2.5BA, two 2BR/2BA, ground floor w/new carpet & paint, Palms at Marsh Landing JB
Story home w/pool, fenced yard, hardwood upgrades, amenities. $975/mo. Screened porch, tile floors, amenities.
floors, 2 car garage. $2295/mo. 3BR/2BA, ground floor. $1200/mo. 1BR/1BA. 3rd floor with garage. $925/mo.
SNorth Shore JB 3BR/2BA, brand new Lakecrest- Baymeadows 2BR/2BA, ground 2BR/2BA, ground floor. $1000/mo.
Construction w/incredible ocean views, floor w/attached garage, screened porch, 2BR/2BA. 2nd floor, top/end unit, vaulted
upgrades, garage, amenities. $1900/mo. private views.. $995/mo. ceilings. $1050/mo.
Pablo Beach South JB 3BR/3.5BA, three Avanti Kernan 2BR/2BA, ground floor Orand Cay Villas PV 2BR/2BA, 3rd floor
P story townhouse w/ocean views, balconies, Avan Kedan 2BR grod fr w/cathedral ceilings, screened porch; great
attached garage. $1900/mo. condo, upgraded, screened porch, w/private amenities. $1000/mo.
Fiddlers Marsh PV 3BR/2BA, home on water vie. 1000/o. Ocean Links P
S lake w/screened porch, vaulted ceilings, 2 car IL Villagio Southside 2BR/2.5BA two story 2BR/2BA, ground floor w/fireplace, screened
Garage. $1750/mo. condo w/upgrades throughout, screened porch, porch, amenities. $1100/mo
Oakbridge at Sawgrass PV 4BR/2BA, amenities. $12,00/mo. Jardin De Mer JB
home has screened lanai, on lagoon, 2 car Brightwater (Gate Pkwy 3BR/2.5BA, end 3BR/2BA, 2nd floor condo w/all the upgrades,
o garage, comm. pool. $1550/mo unit townhouse, screened porch, attached garage, fireplace, balcony. $1150/mo.
SSolano Cay PV garage, club pool. $1250/mo. Villas at Marsh Landing JB
% Two story, two car garage, comm. poo. 3BR/2BA, ground floor end unit, screened porch, 1
3BR/2.5BA, $1350/mo. Poit Meadws Place Gate Pkwy amenities. $1200/mo.
3BR/2.5BA, 1710sqft. $1600/mo. Newer top floor condos, porch, elevator,
The Fountains PV 3BR/2.5BA, townhouse preserve views, amenities, carport.
y w/wood floors,new carpet, enclosed tiled 3BR/2BA. $1100/mo REIMAX COASTAL REAL ESTATE
porch, lots of upgrades. $1250/mo. 3BR/2BA. $1290/mo. Shannon Smith
The Courtyards Mayport of AB Windsor Parike Hodges 3BR/2.5BA, two (904) 285-5640 I
S 3BR/2.5BA, private, updated unit story home w/deck, fireplace, enclosed porch, www.rentthebeaches.com
w/garage, patio, balcony, overlooks lagoon. fenced backyard. $1995/mo.
$1100/mo. .
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floors, CH&A, WDHU, 1.5 blocks to
beach, 1st/ last mo. rent, SD, 1 year
lease. $900/mo. Donna Ross Real Es-
tate, Inc. 246-4862.
house, close to ocean. W/D included. Very
nice. $975/mo. 219-2481.
JAX BCH- 116 13th Ave N., downstairs,
1/2 blk to bch, 2BR/1BA, CH&A, $995/mo,
+dep. Avail April '07. (904)472-3699.
floor. Large deck, 1 block to beach.
$1050/mo. includes water. 241-0897.
OCEANSIDE, 1BR/1BA studio apt. just
steps to ocean! $650/mo. All. South Real-
ty, 241-4141.
536 BEACH AVE., Atlantic Beach, 1BR,
WDHU, $750/mo., Deposit required. Pets
PVB, 2BR/ 2BA first floor in gated com-
munity Summerhouse. Completely reno-
vated, new carpet, frplc., all new apple ,
W/D, pool, tennis, gym & more. Avail.
now. $995/mo. (904)349-3434, (904)349-

South Jax Beach. Bike to ocean from 1.5
bath, 2 bedroom townhome with wood
burning fireplace. Kitchen has dishwasher
and refrigerator with ice maker, fully car-
peted throughout. Landscaped private pa-
tio area. W/D hookups. $975/mo one
year lease deposit and strong references
required. Call cell 403-9297 or evenings

LUXURIOUS Pelican Point. 2BR/2BA,
available now. $1700-$2600/mo. 3 month
minimum rental. (904)241-7206.
NORTH JAX Beach. Efficiency, $495/mo.
1BR, $595/mo. 1 block to Ocean. Pool. No
pets. 249-5368.
NEPTUNE, GORGEOUS duplex, 3/2,
1.5 biks to ocean, gar. Downstairs',
$1300/mo. Upstairs- cathedral ceilings,
frplc., $1600/mo. (904)993-9191.
2BR/2BA, bonus room, covered patio,
CH&A, WDHU. 1239 Mayport Landing Dr.
$790/mo, $700 deposit. 280-2728. leave
1.5 BLOCKS to ocean, 174 1st Ave. S.
2BR 10BA, CH/A, no pets, $825/mo.
NICE 2BR/1BA apartment, includes all
utilities and cable. $900/mo. 1518 6th Ave.
N., JB.891-8277.
1/1 BRAND NEW Townhome, corner on
golf course. 5 star amenities, beach ac-
cess in Summerhouse. $900/mo. water in-
cluded. (561)629-6158.
1 1/2 blocks to ocean. 172 1st Ave. S.
1'BR 1BA, CH/A, $725/mo. No pets.
2/1 townhouse, W/D included, CH/A, ce-
ramic tile, approx. 900sf. 1320 4th St. S.,
Jax Bch. No pets. $82/rrp; $825/sec-:
dep. (904)343-9908.
MAYPORT LANDING Townhome 2/2, end
unit, CH&A, tile floor, 1177 Songbird Lane,
$825/mo. 280-2728 leave message.
Spacious and well maintained 2BR/1.5BA.
Approximately 1100sf, 1 block to beach.
No pets, full kitchen, WDHU, lots of clos-
ets. 126 S. 13th Ave. Jax Beach. $950
monthly rental (utilities not included) $550
security deposit. Minimum 7 month lease.
Available in February. 285-1852

N. JAX Beach, large 3BR/1BA, remod-
eled, granite, new appliances, tile floors,
fenced yard. 7 blocks to beach. Small pet
OK. $1250/mo. (904)249-1098.

PVB PATIO Home 2BR/2BA w/garage,
1200sf,' screen Florida room, private yard
and amenities. Mature pets considered.
$1250/mo. Call 219-2689.
ATLANTIC BCH townhouse, 3.5BR/ 2BA,
everything new, ceramic tile throughout,
marsh view. 2979 Bayshore Dr., Mayport
Landing. Must see! $1100/mo. 465-2163.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1200sqft.,3/2 split
floor plan, makes for great roommate liv-
ing. 2 driveways and front entries, newly
remodeled, $1500/mo., deposit and utilit-
ies extra, small pet considered w/ deposit.
Call 237-6655 or 514-6092. 6
ICW, INDIAN Springs, lakefront. 3BR plus
huge loft, 2BA, great open eat in kit., for-
mal dining, Ig family rm, scr. porch.
$1400/mo. 280-2805.
JAX BEACH, Newly renovated.
3BR/1.5BA, 4.5 blocks to ocean,
$1500/mo, +$700 dep: 372-4477.
PVB, 3/2 immaculate home, garage,
fenced back yard, screened porch, water-
front, quiet neighborhood, $1300/mo,
JAX BCH, 3/2, 1 blck ocean, CH/A,
INCL. $1795/mo. +$500/dep. Military/
senior discount. 123 18th Ave. N.
Avail 2/1/07. 708-0731.
JAX BEACH Townhouse, 3BR/2.5BA,
1607sf., built in '05. Tons of upgrades.
7 blocks to ocean. 1086 7th St. S.
$1799/mo. Forrest Taylor, Keller Williams.
ATLANTIC BEACH, East of Mayport.
Large 2BR/2.5BA, 6 blocks to beach, 2car
arage, fenced yard, exc. condition.
1275/mo. (904)249-1098.
NEPTUNE BEACH Townhouse in Sum-
mer Sands, 2BR/2.5BA, W/D included.
$1100/mo. (904)477-9783.
2006 MODEL 3/2.5 1 car townhome, Wolf
Creek, gated community, $1500/mo. No
pets. Call Kirk Killebrew at 463.1131.
ICW, Kensington Subdivision 3BR/2BA
1840sf. Reduced $1250/mo. +security.
OAK HARBOR, 3/2, CH&A, WDHU, re-
modeled kitchen,.$1000Jmo + deposit.
249-3214 or 945-3303.
2BR/2BA, FLORIDA Blvd. Neptune
Beach. $925/mo. 514-1090, 247-5334.
ATLANTIC BEACH/ Royal Palms 1200sf.
3BR/2BA w/bonus room, totally renovated.
New kitchen and appliances. Nice big
yard. $1300/mo. Available 2/1/07,
fenced, screen porch, 2471 Spokane Ave.
East, $995/mo +dep. No pets. Available
1/25/07. 242-0544.
ATLANTIC BEACH. This beautiful, water-
front, 2-story townhome with vaulted ceil-
ings features 2 bedrooms with loft/ bed-
room and 2.5 baths. For additional record-
ed information, please call 861-4636, and
when prompted, enter the location number
61190. Would consider a 7 month lease.
Why rent when you can own? Free com-
puterized list of homes available with no
money down, under $1200/month. Free
recorded message.
1-866-539-4708, ID#5557
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NICE 2BR/1BA townhouse flat. Large
kitchen/ appliances, ceramic tile. Lots .of
closets. Close to beaches & Mayport. 66
West 5th St., AB, $950/mo, 465-2163.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/1.5BA, 1212 15th Ave.
No., $1200 month to month, 710-2600,
NEPTUNE BEACH, 227 North St.,
3BR/3BA, 1930s beach house; 1 block
from ocean w/large yard; $1850/mo. Im-
maculate condition; awesome opportunity.
Owner will lease to own flexible.
233-2151 &/or 571-1213.
ICW 4764 Marsh Hammock Dr. W,
3BR/2BA, large eat in kitchen, new appli-
ances, ceiling fans, 2 car garage,
$1250/mo. Call 704-4003.
JAX BEACH 3BR/1.5BA, approx 2000sf,
double carport, fenced in back yard,
8 blocks to ocean. 834 16th Ave N:
$1500/mo +$1000 security deposit.

3BR 2BA, tile floors, frplc., jacuzzi tub,
fenced backyard. $1400/mo. 1123 19th St.
N., Jax Bch. 571-9248.
ADORABLE, 3/2, newly renovated home
in Ponte Vedra. Wood L. floors, fenced
yard, quiet neighborhood. $1295/mo..
awn service incl. Call 476-5071 for an
2/1 house, 1 car garage, $950/mo.
3/2, 1005sf, $850/mo.
2/1.5 townhome, $850/mo.
2/1 duplex, $1195/mo,
3/2, 1 car gar., 1700sf, $1495/mo.
4/2, $1400/mo.
4/2, $1250/mo.
4/2, $1795/mo.
3/2, 2 car garage, $995/mo.
4/2, 2 car garage, $1395/mo.
includes yard service.
3/2, 1450sf, $1175/mo.
4/2, 1774sf, $1275/mo.
4/2.5, $1575/mo.
3 units, 2/2 & one 3/2
from $950- $1250/mo.'
4/2, 2 car gar., 1990sf, $1525/mo.
*4/2.5, $1950/mro.
3/2, 2 car gar., $950/mo.
3/2, 1310sf, $1395/mo.
2/2, $895/meo.
Eight 3 & 4 bedroom houses
Priced from $995/mo to $1825/mo.
241-5501 OR 221-1711.
Eagle Ridge Drive. 4BR/2.5BA, 2000sf.
.$1495/mo. 241-RENT or 733-3730.
PONTE VEDRA Beach, 2BR/2BA, w/ga-
rage, enclosed lanai overlooking lagoon,
beach.nearby. Avail. 2/1/07. $1325/mo. in-
cludes lawn maintenance. (904)285-9884.
ATLANTIC BEACH Beach cottage,
3BR/den, 1.5BA, hardwood, carpet & tile
floors, ceiling fans, large fenced backyard
w/deck. 5 blocks to beach, 1 year lease,
260 Belvedere St., $1200/mo. Call 246-
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/2.5BA, 1400sf;
comer unit; well kept townhouse, W/D,
screened porch faces (nature; community
pool, four blocks to beach; $1425/mo.;
JAX BEACH Holly Drive, 3BR/2BA, 2 car
garage, fenced yard, $1250/mo +.deposit,

JAX BEACH- Immaculate 3BR/2BA unit in
the Palms, ground floor, lakeview unit. Fit-
ness center, pools, tanning, tennis, club-
house, & more! $,1200/mo. 904-372-9222.
JAX BEACH 3BR/2BA, 1500sf w/garage.
Jardin de Mer, vaulted ceilings, like new.
$1500/mo. +deposit. No pets. Avail 2/1,
Call Jeff 613-1580.
PVB- SAWGRASS- Fishermans Cove, 2/2
end unit, one level, fully furnished, pool.
No pets or smoking. Call (330)342-0211
or (330)283-4484.
2BR/2BA w/garage on lake and golf
course (very private). Resort style pool
and many amenities. No pets. Avail.
March 1st. $1100/mo., Teri, 945-5928.
BRAND NEW 3/2 Condo at Oceans Edge
in Jax Beach. Fantastic location, fabulous
amenities. $1500/mo. No pets. 553-8634.
JAX BCH, 2/2, 2 blocks from ocean,
oceanview, washer/ dryer incl. $1300/mo.
Call 254-5033.
terranean 3/3, 2100sf condo. Kitchen
w/granite, stainless steel appliances & 42"
cabinets. Oversized rooms, large closets,
huge screened lanai & peaceful views. 1st
floor w/backyard. All appliances included.
Garage w/storage. Intracoastal waterfront,
-gated community w/pool & fitness center.
Minutes to Beach/.Southside for easy
commute to work, malls & restaurants.
Dock space also available., $1895/mo.,
ATLANTIC BEACH townhome/ condo,
3BR/1.5BA, lots of new finishes. $900/mo.
PVB SPACIOUS Immaculate Town-
house, 3BR/2.5BA, tiled designer white
kitchen and bath, all new G. E. 'applian-
ces. LR/DR opensto tiled screened lanai.
Amenities, ideal location, shop and restau-
rants. Separate storage area! No pets/ no
smoking. Lease and references,
$1250/mo. 571-8449.
totally remodeled & absolutely new. New
granite & cabinets in kitchen & bath. New
tile, paint, windows & appliances. Walk-in
custom closet with built-ins. Coveredpark-
ing. Water included, $1375/mo.,
Condominiums. 2 units for rent. 1031 1st.
St. So., Jax Beach. Unparalleled amehi-
ties: theater, billiards room, oceanfront fit-
ness center, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi,
oceanfront pool. 2 bedrooms + den. Many
upgrades. Minimum 6 month lease. $2900
per month. Call 285-6871, 710-1570, 246-
9252, 662-4205.
PONTE VEDRA- 2BR/2BA, attached ga-
rage, furnished, all appliances, includes
W/D. $1200/mo. Mark 338-3230.
GRAND CAY Villas, 1BR.1BA, W/D, pool,
$750/mo plus util. 237-4418.

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January 17, 2007

SUMMER HOUSE, 1 BR/1BA 5 star amen-
ities in PVB. $800/mo. All appliances in-
cluded. Call (904)318-1880.
JAX BEACH, 1BR/1BA very nice condo,
tiled floors, washer/ dryer, all appliances,
$900/mo. (904)434-0894.
PONTE VEDRA. Walk To Beach. Furnish-
ed 1BR/1BA, water-to-golf view, pool,
tennis. $1250/mo. includes utilities. Pur-
chase option. 396-9544 or (904)608-
1032sf, WDHU, 1 year lease + 1 month
security. Cats OK, $1045/mo. Call Melissa
BELLEZA, PVB Condo, 2BR/2BA w/up-
grades, 1st fl w/lakeview, many amenities.
1100/mo. Call 334-5750.
Full Size W/D, dishwasher, screened-in
patio, walk-in closet, lake view. Private
beach access, club house, pool, jacuzzi,
gym, cable ready. $900/mo. 904-704-7907
JAX BEACH Oceans Edge Condo. Brand
new 1/1 & 2/2, granite kitchen, assign
parking, resort style pool, summer kitchen,
fitness center, clubhouse and more. Start-
ing at $1200/mo. Call Kathryn for details
THE PALMS, 1/1, garage, new carpet/ tile,
new appliances, W/D, end unit, amenities,
gated, $925/mo+ dep. (904)285-5640, ext.
118, Shannon at Re/Max.

consider lease option. $1750/mo.
2BR/2BA +garage, Jax Beach/ Palms,
2nd floor, screened porch, all appliances/
amenities. $1175/mo. 613-2569.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/2BA, oceanfront, 1st
floor, pool, W/D. $1800/mo. 655-6533.
HODGES BLVD. Gorgeous condo for rent
in a preserved area; 1BR/1BA +loft,
1100sf, W/D, fireplace, five star com-
munity, $950/mo. Special for January.
PVB CONDO, Cranes Lake, 2BR/2.5BA
'w/fireplace. Courtyard location w/lake
view, $1100/mo. 502-4701.
MARSH LANDING/The Palms 2/2 $1050.
Regency area/ Kendall Pointe- brand new,
free cable & internet, 2/2 $950, large 2/2
$1045, convenient to base at Mayport.
Ponte Vedra/ Ocean Grove 2/2 $1095, 1/1
$850. Realty Executives, Ponte Vedra
(904)273-3939 #2.
VILLAS AT Marsh Landing, 1BR/1BA,
marsh view 2nd floor, garage, $900/mo.
I oeas/c nurchas nntinn R53-7733

WAREHOUSE/ OFFICE 3500sf, new con-
struction in Atlantic Beach. 514-1090,
Space starting at $500/mo. 514-1090,
lease, 3629sf. Office included. Large park-
ing lot, beach side of intracoastal.
(770)929-1721, (678)525-0854.
side, 514-1090, 247-5334.

3000-7021 SF/$15-18 PSF/1351
13th Ave. S
Customized Space Available
Upon Request

Dan Corritore / Colin Nicholson
(904) 281-1990 / (904) 246-1658


The Board of Adjustment for the City of
Jacksonville Beach, Florida will meet and
hold public hearings on, Tuesday, Febru-
ary 6, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council
Chambers, located at 11 North 3rd
Street, Jacksonville Beach to consider the
following variance applications:
BOA 07-100001 City of Jacksonville
Beach Land Development Code Sec-
tion: 34-336 (e) (1) c.1, for a front yard of
14 feet in lieu of 25 feet required; to allow
for improvements to a single family dwell-
ing, for property located at 607 N. 16th
St., more specifically, Lot 7, Block 4,
Pine Grove Unit 4.
BOA 07-100002 City of Jacksonville
Beach Land Development Code Sec-
tion: 34-336 (e) (1) c.2, for an easterly
side yard of 7.8 feet in lieu of 10 feet re-
quired to allow for improvements to a sin-
gle family dwelling, for property located
at 138 S. 34th Ave., more specifically,
The westerly 20 feet of Lot 9, easterly 44
feet of Lots 10 & 11 and the easterly 44
feet of the northerly one-half of Lot 12, all
in Block 7., Atlantic Shores, Ocean Front,
Section Division A..
A copy of the above referenced applica-
tion(s) is available for review in the office
of the Planning and Development Depart-
ment, 11 North 3rd Street, during normal
business hours (M-F, 8a-5p).

FREE CATS and Kittens to approved Board of Adjustment
homes. Call 242-0224. City of Jacksonville Beach

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

WHAT DESTROYS Relationships? An-
swer pg 446 Buy and Read Dianetics by
L. Ron Hubbard Send $8.00 to: Hubbard
Dianetics Foundation, 3102 N. Habana
Ave., Tampa FL 33607 (813)872-0722.

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com
LIVE- IN companion needed to help re-
tired railroad man w/ light housekeeping
duties. Room & board provided. CaTl

...... ......... .. .... DIVORCE AMERICAN STYLE! Uncon-
PONTE VEDRA, Spacious 2BR/2BA, tested divorce papers. Without Kids (while
2 story corner unit w/fireplace, W/D. Newly you wait) With kids (a little longer) Since
renovated. $1100/mo. +electric. 635-6375. 1981/ by appt. only (904)641-2187.

JAX BEACH, Palms at Marsh Landing,
2BR/2BA, gated community, screened
patio, lake view, newly remodeled, tile
floors, Berber carpet, new appliances,
W/D included, 2 pools, tennis court,
jacuzzi, tanning, beautiful fitness center,
clubhouse. Must see. $1250/mo.
AAAH BEAUTY ocean front luxury 2/2,
$1775/mo. Available 12/15, 1-800-758-
PVB. 2BR/2BA, w/fireplace, new applian-
ces, washer/dryer, many amenities.
$950/mo. 472-0914.
JAX BEACH- Beautiful 1BR/1BA in The
Palms, gated, ground floor, all amenities
and' appliances, quiet lake view,
flex move-in, lease required $900/mo.
904-718-1770. thepalmslbr.com
SUMMER HOUSE, 1 BR/1 BA 5 star amen-
ities in PVB. $800/mo. All appliances in-
cluded. Call (904)318-1880.

Ponte Vedra

Ocean Links

2BR/2BA Unfurnished,
screen porch, pool,

fitness room,

basketball /tennis court
Long term $1000/mo

nished homes & condosI From $500 per
week! All South Realty, 241-4141.
WINTER RENTAL, February & March
3BR/2BA, completely furnished, S. Jax
Beach, one block to ocean. $1200/mo.
+utilities. (904)233-3939.
4BR/4BA, weekly, monthly, yearly. Call

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

PURSUANT TO Florida State Statute
705.103 the Atlantic Beach Police Depart-
ment will dispose of monies found in the
vicintity of Publix, Atlantic Beach. Rightful
owner of found monies must be able to
prove ownership. Please contact the
Atlantic Beach Police Department, Proper-
ty Section @ 247-5859.
BL 1/10,12,17, 19

Notice is hereby given that a WORK-
SHOP MEETING of the City Council of the
City of Neptune Beach, Florida, will be
held on January 22, 2007, at 6:00 p.m.,
in the Council Chambers, 116 First Street,
Neptune Beach, Florida.
If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Council with respect to any
matter consi'ijred ai rur.h mel.ing .r,
hearing In" p'r-o: n .iil, ne' .j a rlc-,rd .,jl
the proceedings and i6r -ucri 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, Flori-
da Statute, persons with disabilities need-
ing special accommodation to participate
in these meetings should contact the City
Clerk's Office no later than 5:00 p.m. the
day of the meeting.
Lisa Volpe, CMC
City Clerk
BL 1/17/07


BEACHES! FURNISHED vacation IN RE: The license to practice opticianry
rentals. (904)608-4325. / of:
S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean- Anthony J. Gervasini
front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267. 2147 Bertha Street
www.rentjacksonvillebeach.com Jacksonville, FL 32207
OCEANFRONT 1 OR 2BR, weekly/ CASE NO. 6-
monthly, pool, 463-7343. CASE NO.: 2006-01422

homes. Weekly/monthly. Visit us at:
jaxbeachrental.com or 535-3911 or

NON-DRAMATIC, CLEAN living individual
needs responsible, respectable roommate.
$400/mo. 333-2624.
ATLANTIC BEACH, house, to share,
$650/mo. Separate bedroom & bath. Non-
smoker. 200-8977.
roommate to share nice house in quiet
neighborhood in Atlantic Beach. 3BR/2BA.
$700 plus half utilities. 219-4307.
PROF FEMALE seeks to share 2BR/2BA
loft condo off Hodges. $500/mo + 1/2 utls,
HOUSE IN Pablo Bay, looking for room-
mate, $450/mo. plus 1/2 utilities. Must
have references. (904)612-8966.
ROOMMATE, ST. Johns Bluff, furnished
room w/cable. $485/mo. Call 568-2157.
ATLANTIC BEACH home, walk to Rag-
time, beach, or Russell Park. $675/rmo.,
share, South J.B. Private BR/BA. Parking,
pool $900/mo+ 1/2 utilities. All amenities.
247-8338, 994-9499.
LOOKING FOR roommate to share new
condo. Must be clean, neat. 1/3 rent, utilit-
ies, & fees, 463-2845.
share 2/2 condo off Hodges. Pool, gym,
washer/ dryer. $500/mo. plus 1/2 util. Call

JAX BEACH, walk to beach, top floor
bedroom, private bath, $500/mo.

3010 South 3rd St. 2nd floor West, prof.
space consisting of 4 indiv. offices and a
waiting/ recp. area. Call 247-1770 for
appt. to view.

The Department of Health has filed an Ad-
ministrative Complaint against you, a copy
of which mty be obtained by contacting,
William Miller, Assistant General CoUnsel,
Prosecution Services Unit, 4052 Bald Cy-
press Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee, Flori-
da, 32399-3265, (850)245-4640.
If no contact has been made by you con-
cerning the above by January 31, 2007,
the matter of the Administrative Complaint
will be presented at an ensuing meeting of
the Board of Opticianry in an informal pro-
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the individual or
agency sending this notice not later than
seven days prior to the proceeding at the
address given on the notice. Telephone:
(850)246-4640, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay
BL 12/27/06, 1/3,1/10, 1/17/07

SUBLET OFFICE: Central beach location, mal p ro ein"." "' ""
large office, great parking. $749/mo. in-
cludes utilities. Please call 249-9104. In accordance with the Americans with
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE space in Nep- Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
tune Beach, 1200sf w/5 large offices, accommodation to participate in this pro-
1400sf open floor plan (build to suit), or ceeding should contact the individual or
combine space for 2600sf. Recently reno- agency sending this notice not later than
vated, ample parking, water included, no seven days prior to the proceeding at the
CAM. For more information, Call 246-0009 address given on the notice. Telephone:
or 514-6092. (850)245-4640, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay
S. JAX Beach- Office space on 3rd St,! Service.
700sf. from $760/mo. All South Realty,
241-4141. BL1/10, 17, 24, 31/07

If a person decides to appeal any decision
by the Board of Adjustment with respect to
any matter considered at any meeting,
such person may need a record of the
proceedings, and, for such purpose, such
person may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
The public is encouraged to speak on is-
sues on this Agenda that concern them.
Anyone who wishes to speak should sub-
mit the request to the recording secretary
prior to the beginning of the meeting.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Flori-
da Statutes, persons with disabilities
needing special accommodation to partici-
pate in this meeting should contact the
Planning' and Development Department
no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day preced-
ing the meeting.
BL 1/17/07

LOST, WALKING Cane, black w/silver
handle. in PV Beach shopping area.
REWARD! 285-6657.

AIRLINES ARE hiring Train for high pay-
ing Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial aid ifqualified -
Job placement assistance. Call Aviation
Institute of Maintenance (888)349-5387
YOUR ACCREDITED High School Diplo-
ma in 30-days or less. No classes. Free
evaluation. www.FinishHighSchool.com
ATTEND COLLEGE online from home.
Medical, Business, Paralegal, Computers,
Criminal Justice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer provided. Financial aid if
qualified. (866)858-2121 www.OnlineTide-
HEAVY EQUIPMENT Operator training for
employment: Bulldozers, Backhoes, Load-
ers, Dump Trucks, Graders, Scrapers, Ex-
cavators; National Certification, Job Place-
ment Assistance; Associated Training
Services (800)251-3274 www.equipmen-
your driving career today! Offering cours-
es in CDL A. Low tuition feel Many pay-
ment options No. registration .feel,
(866)889-0210 info @ americasdrivingaca-
demy.com. .,.' :- : ,,
NEED A Math Tutor? I tutor up through
Algebra I. 247-8609.
All levels, styles & ages. Will come to your
home. Piano TOning also available.
241-4954, 655-3300.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @ beachesleader.com
HEAVY EQUIPMENT Operator Certified.
Hands on Training. Job Placement Assis-
tance. Call Toll Free (866)933-1575. As-
sociated Training Services, 5177 Homo-
sassa Trail, Lecanto, Florida, 34461.

NEED NANNY available to travel for busi-
ness occasionally. This is not a full-time
position. Must be flexible and dependable.
Serious applicants please call
REAL ESTATE Assistant (10 hrs./wk.)
Must have computer knowledge. Real Es-
tate background desirable, but not requr-
led. Parvin 294-2945.

Weekends, 7am to 7pm, at a Premier
Retirement Community Health Center.
Applications available at Fleet Landing
Security Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-9447;
email to: jobs@fleetlanding.com EOE/
Drug-Free Workplace.
Ponte Vedra opening for person to assist
senior with doctor visits and transport,
talking to doctors, shopping trips, adminis-
ter pill taking and nutrition, some light
meal preparation and some hobbies.
Flexible split shift with some time in the
morning and againin afternoon. 20 hours
a week. Very good pay. Call Mike Boms
at 285-3400 ext 3356 or email at
mborns @ cntre.com.
YARD WORK, raking leaves, flower beds,
$6 per hour, 703-6703.
getic, Positive attitude a must. P/T,
3days/wk. (904)249-2049.
located in Jacksonville Beach is seeking
full and part time licensed mortgage brok-
ers. Aggressive commissions, work at
home or at office. E-mail resume to

HELP. WANTED classifications in this
newspaper are intended to announce gen-
uine current job openings. No fees may be
charged to the prospective employee. Ads
for self-employment or business opportu-
nities appear under the Business Opportu-
nities category. Ads which may require
payment of fees for employment informa-
tion, guidance or training may appear un-
der Job Service. Should any Help Wanted
advertiser ask for a fee or if the advertiser
is offering a product or service rather than
a job opening, please notify The Beaches
Leader, 249-9033.
HELP ORGANIZING my home office,
computer skills required, 703-6703.

Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
BRICKLAYERS & Laborers wanted. Expe-
rienced or eager to learn trade. 434-4865.
FRONT DESK/ Office Manager for Inter-
nal & Holistic medical office. Responsibili-
ties include answering phones, booking
appointments, marketing, public relations
and supporting M.D.' Excellent written, ver-
bal and interpersonal communication skills
'and computer skills required. Experience
in marketing and sales a plus. Must be en-
thusiastic, dependable and consistent. No
phone calls please.-Fax resume with refer-
ences (904)246-3778.
RECEPTIONIST. Fast-Paced Orthopaedic
practice located at the beach looking for
full-time receptionist. Mon-Fri, 40 hrs./wk.
Hours vary between 7am-6pm. Must have
min. 2 yrs. experience in medical practice.
Full benefits. Please fax resume:
time Mon.-Fri.; dependability a must, at-
tention to detail, $10/hr., benefits provid-
ed, beaches office. Fax resume 270-1633.
*k *k
SALES PERSON needed. Full time, Part'
time. Apply in person Sea Shells & Coral,
230 North Boardwalk, Jax Beach.
LOOKING for a change? Established Sal-
on has opening for stylists. Excellent
working conditions, 60% Commission.
Health and Dental insurance. All inquiries
confidential. Contact Bob at Susan Mer-
rick Hair Designs. 246-7272 or 246-1579.
employs individuals in a variety of posi-
tions. For a listing of current opportunities
please visit us in person 11 N. 3rd St., 2nd
floor, call 247-6263, send an email to:
personnel@jaxbchfl.net, or visit oUrZ4 etS
site www.JacksonyileBpa..Tf,rg,
Drug Iree work environment,'EOE, V
Flexible hours, no weekends, excellent
pay. Transportation & phone required.
591-5901, 514-1188.
Must have valid drivers license. Beaches
area. 993-2788,
for local house cleaning business. Must
have own transportation, pass background
check and be avail. M-F, btwn 8-5:30pm.
SERVERS WANTED. Chizu Japanese
Steak House. Apply after 2pm, 1227
South 3rd St.
CUSTOMER SERVICE: Call Center open-
ings for busy window treatment manufac-
turer. Start $8.50/hr. depending on experi-
ence and flexibility. Need detail oriented
people w/basic math and typing skills. Will
train on computer. Good phone personali-
ty and ability to solve customer problems
in a cheerful manner a must. Several posi-
tions available. Benefits, 401K. Call Kim
800-888-6680 ext. 230.

FRONT PERSON needed, Chizu Japa- BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
these Steak House, 1227 So. 3rd St. Apply needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
after 2pm. Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.

NANNY/ BABYSITTER. Needed 2-3 days
a week, 7-9 hours a day. Must have out-
standing credentials and/or references.
Hourly wage negotiable. Only the best
need apply. Please call 887-1809.
NEED FRONT office receptionist. Com-
puter skills required. Temporary P/T, Riv-
erside, $7 per hour 384-3453.
EF/ EHP is seeking individuals to work
with Foreign Exchange Students this sum-
mer for 4 weeks. P/T now and FIT
4 weeks this July. If you enjoy working
with teens, networking within your com-
munity and being part of a dynamic team
please contact the Regional Office at
1-866-480-4089 or email
Locally owned funeral home seeking P/T
staff associate. Must be dependable and
professional. Hours vary. Call
PONTE VEDRA area, counter help want-
ed, daytime. 285-5644.
CLEANING STAFF needed for Residential
and Commercial beach located cleaning
business. Sign-on bonus incentive. Prior
experience a must. Own transportation.
20+ hours weekly. Starting salary $8-
$10/hr. Background inquiry performed.
Contact Lisa at 242-0300.

Real Estate Office, experienced. Fax re-
sume 273-4848.
pendable and loving. CDA or equivalency
needed. Also looking for afternoon Teach-
ers & Subs. Call The Red School House.
DRIVERS, LOCAL and/ or long distance
runs. 20+ years driving experience, clean
driving record, CDL license. Apply: 58 W.
9th St., Atlantic Beach or call 241-6004.
M-F, 3-6pm, for church preschool. Some
experience required. 246-2891 for inter-
view. Dependable applicants only.

HOUSEKEEPER AND part-time child care
needed for school-aged child. Must have
reliable transportation. Background check
required. 241-8089 leave message.

A,M & P.M., FIT & PT
at Vicar's Landing (Ponte Vedra). Compet-
itive pay, benefits, bonus and schlorships
awarded annually. Drug free workplace,
EOE. Call 273-1734.
DRIVER BYNUM Transport needs quali-
fied drivers for Central Florida Local & Na-
tional OTR positions. Food grade tanker,
no hazmat, no pumps, great benefits,
competitive pay & new equipment.
(866)GO-BYNUM. Need 2 years experi-
EXPERIENCED AUTO Detailers. Full &
part time. Will train. Must have -valid driv-
er's license & transportation. Only serious,
responsible, hard workers need apply.
Eric, 716-4413.
FAST GROWING Technology Company
seeks professional, energetic person for
outside client retention position. Must
have good'communication skills, computer
skills, and be able to work in a fast paced
environment. E-mail resume to
Needed F/T, days only w/ a can- do atti-
tude. Light manufacturing & assembly
work exp. a must. Knowledge & use.of
small machinery & tools required. Looking
for someone who can follow instructions.
Start at $7.50/hr. Call 249-3545 between
9am- 3pm only, Mon- Fri.

SECRETARY WANTED for Beaches law
office. No legal experience necessary, will
train. The position requires keyboard
skills, attention to detail, the ability and de-
sire to learn, and the ability to play well
with others. Send resume or a summary of
qualifications by fax to (904)339-0501 or
by e-mail to wdeem@deemlawfirm.com.
TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.
LIQUOR STORE Clerk, Bartender, Door
Person, Must be able to work days,
nights, weekends, and holidays. Must
pass drug test and background check,
Call Robert @ 465-0149.
CARPENTERS & Helpers. Beaches area.
Transportation & phone a must. 535-7356.
ADMIN. ASSISTANT Cheerful, profes-
sional appearing person. $9/hr. Full or part
time. Fax resume to 241-4144 or apply in
person at All South Realty, Inc., 3090 So.
3rd St., Jax Beach.
for top.executives. No .weekends. Must
have experience. Call (904)207-7757.

WELDERS, ALL types, pipe fitters, ship
fitters, marine electricians, sheet metal
mechanics, marine carpenters, outside
machinists, inside machinists, sand blast-
ers, tank cleaners, labor/ helpers, shipyard
personnel. Contact (904)726-5661 or
EXPERIENCED LINE Cook for breakfast
and lunch. Apply within @ Ellen's Kitchen
1824 South 3rd St. 246-1572.
IMMEDIATE opening- Instrument Person.
Experience required Drug- Free work-
place. Benefits available. BOATWRIGHT /
ext. 232.
TEACHER ASSISTANTS for toddler and
preschool rooms. Experience preferred.
Must be reliable, patient, and enjoy inter-
acting with children. EOE. 242-9645 or
emai toapply@comcast.net.
HIRING Pizza Maker & Servers. Apply
within: 47.35 Hodges Blvd. Call 821-4350.
Cleaner, PVB. Good pay/ benefits.
LUNCH and Dinner Line Cooks & Kitchen
Utility. You make good money working
with good people in a busy waterfront res-
taurant. 285-0139.
SERVERS. MARSH Landing Country
Club in Ponte Vedra Beach is now hiring
for full-tim'e and part-time servers. Apply
in person at the Clubhouse Tuesday Sat-
urday. Call 285-6514 for directions. Drug
PRE-K TEACHER 8am-4:30pm. Must
have CDA or Florida Teacher's certificate,
and background clearances completed.
Maximum class size of 10 students. Great
opportunity for teacher to try something
other than the public school system. EOE,
242-9645 rr email: toapply@comcast.net
SALES POSITION for 5 experienced
phone consultants. $1500 week income
potential. Management opportunity. Call
for interview at 866-430-2031 ask for
FRONT RECEPTIONIST southside area,
podiatry practice. Please fax resume to
771-2002. DFWP EOE.
w/valid Florida Driver's License. Experi-
ence helpful but will train. Good salary &
benefits. Apply: Surfside Pools, 313
Beach Blvd., 246-2666, or fax resume:
249-8801, e-mail: surfsidepools @aol.com
BOTTOM'S UP Diving Services.
Now hiring Commercial Divers. FT/PT.
A/R, 3yrs. A/P, 3yrs. Customer Service.
Computer/ Internet guru; technology ori-
ented, self.-motivated, detail oriented. Exc.
benefits to include profit sharing. Smoke
free office, www.transitplus.com Fax re-
sume: 221-2705.
TRAINERS FOR day program. Work w/
adults who have M.R./D.D. M-F, 8am-
4pm. Apply 850 6th Ave. South, Suite 500,
249-8556. EOE/DFWP
PONTE VIEDRA General Dentist needs
Experienced Dental Assistant needed.
Full-time position M-TH. Great working
environment with a TEAM of caring pro-
fessionals. Full benefit package
available. If you have been thinking about
making a change, please call Betty at
285-7336 Ifor an interview or fax your re-
sume to 285-3604.
MAKING CHANGES. Line cooks, and a
breakfast cook, and dishwashers needed.
Apply at 13170-22 Atlantic Blvd. Jerry's
Sports Gri,lle. 220-6766
Personable, reliable person for optical. Ex-
perience preferred. Will train.if highly moti-
vated. 285,-8448 .
CLASS-A CDL Drivers. Now Hiring OTR &
Local Drivers- New Equipment; Great
Benefits; Premium Pay Package. Call
Oakley Transport, (877)882-6537.

Full-time Activity Assistant working with
the geriatric population in a Premier Re-
tirement Community Health Center. Expe-
rience required. Must be dependable and
have the ability to multi-task. Excellent
benefit 'package, competitive wages, and
pleasant work environment. Hours: Sun-
day through Thursday, 8:30-5:00. Appli-
cations available at Fleet Landing Security
Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic
Beach, FL 32233; Fax to (904)246-9447;
Email to: jobs@fleetlanding.com Web-
site: fleetlanding.com EOE/ Drug-Free
Co. seeks an individual with a pleasant
personality & professional attitude. Must
e able to multi-task, duties include multi-
line phone, customer service & admin
work, experience in Word, Excel. Up to
$32K with benefits. Resumes to
igrisso@cntre.com, Fax 280-2862. EOE.

Starting pay $16.75/hr. to $23.45/hr. de-
pending on license and experience. Must
have Florida Wastewater Operator
License and a valid FL drivers license with
a satisfactory driving record. Applications
accepted until 1/24/07 at 800 Seminole
Rd. Atl. Beach. FL 32233 or visit
www.coab.us or call (904)247-5820. No
smokers/ tobacco users./ Drug testing
conducted. EOE.
BOOTH RENTAL Hairstylist. Call Studio
1511, 241-1550.
HAIR STYLIST needed. Two stations
available, two booth rent or commission,
also nail station available @ Styles of
Ponte Vedra, located on"omer of Mickler
and A1A. Contact Denise at 280-0494.
Beaches Real Estate office needs appt.
scheduler & advertising coordinator.
Needs excellent phone/ cust. serv. & good
computer skills. 8:30am-5:30pm, M-F. Pay
commensurate with exp. Fax resumes to
(904)285-5616. or email to:
Class A or B drivers to transfer motor.
homes, straight trucks, tractors, and bus-
es. Year around work. (800)501-3783.
PHILLY'S FINEST, experienced cooks
and pizza maker, FT/PT,- starting $8-
$10/hr. ,15th Ave. N. 241-7188.
BAPTIST PEDIATRICS, Inc., an affiliate of
Baptist Health is seeking the following po-
sitions for the Ponte Vedra branch.
Duties will include giving immunizations,
plotting graphs,' plating throat and urine
cultures and handling babies/ children.
Strong team player with ability to work un-
der pressure is needed. MA certification,
Must have knowledge of acute and chron-
ic disease processes and excellent tele-
phone service, communication and PC
Please apply online at:
or fax resume to
Attn: Office Manager at:
Equal Opportunity Employer.
LAWN MAINTENANCE Foreman & help-
ers. Apply 7am, TNT Landscape. 1074
10th Ave. South, Jax Beach. 247-4477.
MEDICAL/ SALES Office in Ponte Vedra
needs Front Desk Associate w/ outgoing
personality. Mon- Fril 9-5pm. Starting pay
$13/hr. Fax resume to: (904)278-6172.
PONTE VEDRA.Animal Hospital seeking:
Receptionist with Customer Service expe-
rience. Apply within, 28 Corona Rd.,
Ponte Vedra, 285-7924.
PAINTERS AND Painter's Helpers need-
ed, must have own transportation and
hand tools. Pays $8-$22 per hour with
overtime. Work is north of Dames Point
Bridge. Dental, Health, ULfe Insurance.

Looking for experienced lawn/ landscape located, in Jacksonville Beach is seeking,'
w'o'rker.$%-$12 hour or qalarpaid vpiqa-r fuf an
wrker. $- $12 h our oai aid v ula art time licensed mortgage brok-
tii, valid FL drivsilIJle7 4i04l5.%9 tb.4ei Ag-ressive ciiissions, work aft
5 4-7559. home or at office. E-mail resume to'
FIT ADMINISTRATIVE Asst./ Reception- info@alaloans.com

ist. PVB insurance Broker seeks organ-
ized individual with the ability to perform
tasks with speed and accuracy. Work
without constant supervision and adjust to
fluctuating workloads. Proficiency with Mi-
crosoft Office and strong problem solving
skills are a must. Previous office experi-
ence a plus and 2 year degree preferred.
Fax resunmie to 904-285-3363.
PERSON. Mainly Beaches area. Fax re-
sume 247-9036.
Companions seeks compassionate, live-in
& hourly caregivers for the elderly. Must
be able to work weekends. 291-2400.
FRONT DESK/ Office Manager Busy
medical clinic. Salary negotiable, w/bene-
fits. Fax resume to: 285-4663.
PONTE VEDRA Preschool Teacher for 3
year old class, also Assistant Teacher,
variable hours; CDA a plus. Call
TODDLER TEACHER. Must be patient,
experienced and enjoy playing with chil-
dren. A sense of humor a must. CDA pre-
ferred, EOE. 242-9645 or email:
Toapply ,comcast.net ,:-,;:-.

DRIVER ASAP 36-43cpm/ $1.20pm +
Sign On Bonus $0 Lease New Trucks
CDL-A + 3 mos OTR (800)635-8669.
rise apartment building. Good pay and
benefits. Fax resume to 339-0263, EOE.

Local Swimming Pool Company located at
the Beaches, looking for Office Manager
for high paced Pool Service Maintenance
and Repair Division. Duties include sched-
uling service technicians for repairs, man-
aging departmental billing, handling cus-
tomer-requests and performing office sup-
port functions for this department. Need
excellent customer service and organiza-
tional skills, computer experience with
Word, Excel, and Accounting software. Of-
fice management experience required. Ex-
perience working in a service type envi-
ronment, such as plumbing, electrical,
HVAC a major plus. Email resume to ju-
lie@surfsidepools.net or fax to 904-249-
8801 or complete application at SurfSide
Pools 313 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville
Beach, FL 32250. Compensation depend-
ent on experience. Benefit package avail-

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Ponte Vedra Beach Resorts is seeking
Ocean/Pool Lifeguards
for the 2007 season.
No Experience Necessary.
Training will be provided upon completion of the
physical agility test and application process.
Test will consist of:
-~Timed 550 yard swim, completed in 10 minutes or less.
~A one half mile run, to be completed in 3:30 minutes or less.
~25 yard underwater swim.
Testing Dates & Times
S(You only need to attend one!)
'lTuedays, Jan. 23rd & 30th Feb. 6th, 13th & 20th @ 6pm
Saturday, Jan. 27th Feb. 3", 10th & 17th @ 9am

Test MUST be completed by February 20th, 2007
Tests will be conducted at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club
200 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach in the Surf Club
For More Information
Call (904) 285-1111 ext 7600

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VENUS IS looking for individuals to pick
orders in our climate controlled ware-
house. Various days available to work
7:30am to 4pm shift. Call our job line at
645-6000 #4. EOE.

Send resumes to:

Full Time



Heritage Bank
PVB Office

Fax Resume to

(904) 280-5685
Equal Opportunity

Stylist needed, commission or rental. Must
have some clientele. 614-4611.
Bartender & Sous Chef. Please apply in
person to: Giovanni's, 1161 Beach Blvd.,
Jax Beach., 249-7787.

DIESEL MECHANIC; Sunstate Carriers is
needing a mechanic to perform PM's and
light maintenance on company equipment
Benefits include Health Insurance,
401K,paid vacation and holiday call
(866)317-5050 ask for Tony.
LUNCH and Dinner Servers. You make
good money working with good people in
a busy waterfront restaurant. 285-0139.
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Positions Available
Banquet Houseperson Groundskeeper

Line Cook Dish Room Supervisor

Maintenance Engineer Diningroom Attendant

Golf Shop Coordinator Cafe Italiano Server

Valet/Bellperson Section Housekeeper

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 N
Website: www.sawgrassmarriott.com
Job Hotline: (904) 280-7070

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DRIVER: YOU want it, we have it! Solo,
-teams, owner operators, company drivers,
students, recent grads, regional, dedicat-
ed, long haul. Van, flatbed. Must be 21.
CRST Career Center. (800)940-2778.

VENDING ROUTE: Professional Equip-
ment & Support. All Brands, All Sizes.
Drinks & Snacks, Healthy & Energy
Drinks, too! Financing Available with
$6,500 down. (877)843-8726 Local.

BED- KING mattress set, $289. Can de-
liver. (904)391-0015.
PING PONG TABLE, brand new, in-
cliudes all equipment, $350, 887-9596.
AQUARIUM & CABINET fully stocked
with fish, corals and live rock. Have invest-
ed aprox $17,000. Asking $8,000 OBO.
. ,i '
ROPER WAA-IER and' Dryer set $250;'
GE side by side refrigerator freezer $150.
All three in very good condition. 894-4608.

GOLF CART, new enclosure, excellent
condition, $1400, 273-6581.
DIRECT SATELLITE Television now of-
fers Greek programming! Free Equipment,
Free 4 Room Installation. Free HD/DVR
upgrade after rebate. Call Now! (800)379-
AT&T PARTNER phone system. 5 phones
installed for $899. 249-8877.
ANTIQUE ROLL top desk, excellent con-
dition, $750; antique love seat w/chair,
good condition, $300. 249-2245.

ROOF-TOP SEARS luggage carrier, $40;
industrial stainless steel cooking pot
w/burner, $35; Nintendo DS, $75; portable
DVD player, $25, 6 person hot tub, 1 year
old, $3500. 827-3199.
TWINS BEDROOM Set 2 twin beds,
Dresser, night-table and linens, light wood
$350 OBO, 2 rattan bar stools $25 each.

ALL CASH candy route. Do you earn
$800/day? 30 machines, free candy. All
for $9995. (888)629-9968. BO2000033.
Call us: We will not be undersold!

ACTIVE NANNY honest, dependable,
transportation & references. $10-$12/hr.,
any area. CPR & First Aid. PIT or F/T.
CHILDCARE- HRS Licensed, Certified
CPR, First Aid, retired preschool teacher,
25 years experience, provides very per-
sonal and professional care in my home.
Off Atlantic Blvd, near Indian Springs Sub-
division, 221-5110.
6-weeks and up. HRS licensed. 8 years
experience. Tammy 373-0404.

0Ii' l ] ;!It .
GARDNER/ CARETAKER position by de-
pendable, trustworthy, detail oriented per-
son. Have lots of plant/lawn experience.
References, 642-0855.

FEEL GREAT! Don't wait! Call Dr.Pam

FREE CATHETER samples. Free ship-
ping, FDA approved. Medicare, Medicaid
billed directly. No paperwork. No out-of-
pocket cost if qualified. Professional, car-
ing staff. Conditions may apply. (800)755-
termittent catheters covered by Medicare,
Medicaid billed directly. No paperwork. No
out-of-pocket cost if qualified. FDA ap-
proved. Free shipping. Caring staff.
CERTIFIED NURSES Aide: I will live in 3
days per week and provide patient with to-
tal care. Transportation to appointments,
will assist with house management.
10 yrs exp. Will fax top references & back-
ground upon request (904)885-2200.
UTI's reusing old red rubber! Get FDA ap-
proved "germ-killing", antibiotic catheters.
Medicare, Medicaid billed direct. No out-
of-pocket if qualified. Free shipping.

3 day live-in position, weekends +1day.
$12-$15/hr. 904-537-8946.
COMPANION SITTING or child care,
housekeeping and more. PVB referen-
ces 534-3732.
,to your needs. Ref's available. Ask for
Sherri 891-2084.
WE PROVIDE quality live ins or hourly
caregivers for seniors. Please call 631-

$150; stuffed upholstered chair $100,
OAK KITCHEN table w/ 4 chairs $85.
Washer $90. 40" Samsung HD TV $300.
273-4744 or 476-8521.
TWIN MATTRESSES, box springs &
frame $200. Baby bed (white) $45. All like
new, 343-0912.

Aviator,, 4'x8', reconditioned, excellent ta-
ble. $3000 OBO. Call Joel (904)535-5293.
Schwinn Spin Bikes $50 each. 241-2123.
INVACARE PRONTO R2 power wheel
chair. Cost new $6500. Asking $2200. Call
anytime 249-5185.
Dayna's Antiques and family are
slashing prices thru Jan. 31st. (our excuse
to buy new stock). Unbelievable deals on
both decorator items and antiques as well
as classic lighting, beach cottage and
painted furniture. Jax Beach @ Beach
Blvd and 11th St., across from Good Will
(next to Subway). 10am-6pm, Mon. thru
Sat. 249-1771.
BUILDING SALE. Jan/ Feb delivery or de-
posit holds till Spring. 25'x36'x14' $5400.
40'x60'x16' $12,800. Front end optional.
Rear end included. Many others. Pioneer,
(800)668-5422 or www.pioneersteel.com.
US POSTAGE stamps (390) at discount,

1981 VESPA PRIMAVERA motor scooter,
150 cc. Runs good and great on gas.
$1500 OBO and title ready, 246-3857 or
BED- FULL-SIZE cherry sleigh bed,
w/mattress & box spring. Must sell. $395.
Can deliver (904)858-9350.
BED- BEAUTIFUL Temp-pedic Memory
Foam mattress & boxspring, new in
plastic w/warranty. $379. Must sell.
STORM WINDOWS Aluminum, com-
plete 2-story house, $ neg.; medical lift/
.recliner, $700 OBO, 249-5956.
6 PIECE Bedroom Set includes queen
mattress & box, new still in boxes. $499.
Can deliver. 858-9350.
oxygen holder, $200; Action Patriot, extra
wide wheelchair, $250, 735-1313.
cleaning range, built in dishwasher, over
the range microwave $200 for all.
2 BIRD cages, Lg & med. size. Call for de-
tails, 241-7294.
METAL ROOFING, Save $. Buy direct
from manufacturer. 20 colors in stock with
all accessories. Quick turn around. Deliv-
ery available (352)498-0778. Toll free
(888)393-0335. Mention code 24.
AFFORDABLE HOME Decor & Furnish-
ings with a tropical flare. See it at
"Off the Wall", 1058 N 3rd St, Jax Bch
FL, behind Harry's. 685-2223.q
BED- BRAND name queen set,
new, w/warranty $129. Can deliver.
WOLFF TANNING beds. Buy Direct and
savel Full body units from $22 a month.
Free color catalog. Call today. (800)842-
1305, www.np.etstan.com
books, hardcover and spiral bound.
Regional, Ethnic, and Group publications
included. $80 (entire collection only).
ORIENTAL RUG, 9'X11', earth tones
w/brown border, $500, 246-1097.
GLASS-TOP TABLE, seats six, beautiful
blonde woed. $350. 241-7721. -..
WHIRLPOOL WASHER & Dryer, $75'ea
30 day warranty. Deliver, $20. 318-8173,

HEART PINE, tongue & groove flooring
cut from antique Pine timbers. Installation,
stair material. FLORIDA HEARTWOOD

local artists will be hosted by
"Off the Wall", January 31 thru Feb 3,
2007. Send photos of your work to:
shopoffthewall@yahoo.com or stop by
1058 N 3rd St. Jax Bch, (behind Harry's).
Hours : 11am to 7pm, Tues. thru Sat.
Darlene 685-2223.

*LAND AUCTION* 300 Props Must be
Soldl Low Down/ E-Z Financing. Free Cat-
alog (800)937-1603 www.landauction.com
NRLL East:AB2509, Bulziuk:AU3448,
Johnston:AU3449, Mauk:AU3447.

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @ beachesleader.com

ca & Constitution Place, Saturday, 8-12.
No early birds
9am-lpm, 360 St. Augustine Blvd.

SATURDAY JAN 20th 8am-12pm. Misc
Items, including appliances. 1633 Landing

PLUS SIZE clothing (Lane Bryant), men's
clothing, sports items,, books, & much
more, Sat., 8am-2pm, 985 Main St.
MOVING SALE! Livingroom, Bedroom,
Dining furniture,. Glassware, Linens, Rugs,
Kitchenware, Electronics. All great prices.
Fri. & Sat., 8am, 253 Sailfish Dr.
191 SEMINOLE Rd:, Saturday, 7am-?
Household items, furniture, clothes, etc.
Free parking.
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INSIDE MOVING sale, furniture, etc.
Avistele' of Ponte Vedra Apartments,
262 Montego Way, Sat., 9am-?

13575 EAST Tarrasa Ct.; off San Pablo
and Atlantic. Cleaning out to remodel. Chi-
na cabinet, TV, Go-Ped, and lots more.
Saturday, 11/20, 8am-3pm.
GREAT STUFF Saturday & Sunday,
10am-4pm. 2434 Bentshire Drive.

AMELIA ISLAND Estate, 1619 Ocean For-
est Dr. Easy! A1A to Scott Rd. to Ocean
Forest Dr. (nr. Ritz-Carlton). Antiques:
secretary, sewing stand, tables, more.
Fabulous antique lamps, candelabras
chandelier. Meissen. etc. Gorgeous mir-
rhi ', K! irl.1 r D Rrrm ol.3a.,' crla',r
Bronze dOcqg slrlinq. jewelry an, linens,
etc Th 9.4, Fr, 93 China Cat 241-0344.

QUEEN SIZE Serta Perfect Sleeper. mat- BABY GRAND Piano, Zimmermann. 4'7",
tress/box/frame, $120. Clean quality bed. mahogany, excellent condition, $4000
Can deliver, 246-1832. OBO, 273-6581.

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SEWING MACHINE Repairs. Complete
tune-up. All makes, all models, $49.50.

We service & sell all makes & models.
Free estimate. Family owned & operated
CAC1814887, Padgetts A/C, 588-5222.

FOR REASONABLE fees, call Betty Lees.
I don't cut corners, I clean them, 372-4103
or 238-6435.
TOP NOTCH office cleaning, Beaches
area. Licensed & Insured, 868-4088.
HONEST DEPENDABLE, individual serv-
ice. Excellent references. Reasonable
rates, 12 years experience, Sara, 620-
ble. Reasonable rates, free estimates. Call
Roxanne (904)477-5398.
BEACHES CLEANING. Residential, Com-
mercial; Move-in/ Move-out and Construc-
tion Cleaning. Weekly, Bi-weekly or
Monthly services provided. Call for free
estimate. 718-5471.

ENDLESS SUMMER Lawncare. Free esti-
mates. Professional customer service.
Mowing, edging, weeding, trimming- trees,
shrubs. Licensed & insured. Residential &
commercial. CALL US FIRST! 270-2664.

Contractor will paint any avg. size room
$95. (904)613-1271.

WINSOR LAWN Service, Inc. Competitive BEACHES HOME SERVICES. Painting,
rates. Call Alan. 237-5301. free estimates, work guaranteed, licensed.
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lawns. Free estimates. 246-0967.

DRIVEWAYS, PATIOS, sidewalks, ex-
posed river rock, demolition, & room addi-
tions. RK Ballard Construction, Inc. Li-
censed & insured. Call Chuck, 874-6692.

CALL HYDES Enterprises, LLC for a
free estimate! Concrete Driveways, Pa-
tios, Sidewalks & Room Additions.
(904)669-7517. Need your project done
right call us!

knotch work guaranteed. Painting, trim,
carpentry, wood repair, pressure washing.
Licensed/ Insured. Free estimates.
WASHING COMPANY. 15yrs. experi-
ence. Specializing in Beach homes.

STACKS/ Truckload or Cordwood. Pickup
or Delivery. Call 285-6427.

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @ beachesleader.com

ATTENTION GC'SI Need a plumbing con-
tractor? We're looking for bid opportuni-
ties. Licensed & Insured. Call GMG Inc.
at 904-247-5100. Fax 904-247-5101.

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com
Licensed & Insured. Call 904-677-6362.

ing in drywall & home maintenance. Lie. &
Ins. (904)509-2849.

ADVANCED DECKING, fencing & con-
crete. Free estimates. All deck, fence, &
conc. needs. Lic. & ins. Call 400-0392.

Repairs, specializing in termite damage.

pairs, Free Estimates. Call anytime. All
work 100% guaranteed. 904-484-6077
Painting, pressure washing, wood floors,
carpentry, tile work, drywall. 571-3261.
dependable for quality repairs, service
calls, painting, improvements and miscel-
laneous jobs. DAVE. 246-6628.
C&J REPAIR Services. Carpentry, Dry-
wall, Painting, Paperhanging, Tiling, etc.
Licensed, Insured. 955-0593, 241-1461.

Installation/ Cleaning. Get 10ft. of gutter
free w/purchase of 1 downspout. Just
mention this ad. 246-5649

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and a customer service focus to serve
our customers, ensure merchandising
quality and product freshness.

Very competitive pay and great benefits. Many
po 0itions are a- ailable, including' 11i v
Cashier, Customer Service, Seafood,
Deli, Bakery and Center Store.

Visit the Winn-Dixie Store nearest you TODAY!
Or apply online at www.winn-dixie.com

A Better Company. A Better You. Better Apply Now.

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. Is Proud To Be
An Equal Opportunity Employer.

aJ nuary 17, 2007

JAN 18, 19, 20, 21. 8:30am to 5:30pm
11345 Finchley Lane. Off Old St. Augus-
tine Rd. Turn at Lowes. Packed w/antique
and designer furniture, porcelain, (Royal
Dolton, Roseville) pottery, jewelry, lamps,
books, art & craft supplies, full garage.
Last day 50% off.

40' BOAT SLIP for sale, exclusive Har-
bortown Marina. $164K. 463-2845.
BOAT SLIP For Rent, Harbortown Marina,
40' with water & electric, $500. 463-2845.

1998 HONDA CBR 600S3, red, 15K
miles; runs perfect, $2800 OBO,

1988 RAM Charger, mechanically reno-
vated, new A/C, $2800 value, asking
$1400 OBO. 242-2546, 568-6067.
1997 CHEVROLET Astro Van, auto, V6,
A/C, PS, PB, AM/FM/CD. Great work
truck, runs good. $3000. 219-1276.

2000 FORD Mustang convertible. Stereo
CD., new trans., $6300 838-9786.
1989 OLDS Cutlass Ciera, V6 engine. Not
perfect but looks and runs good. $900.
1999 Black Chevrolet Camaro. 70,914
miles, V6, 5spd, good condition. $6400
OBO. (904)982-5300 or email:
1997 TOYOTA Camry LE, immac. condi-
tion, 83k miles, leather interior, power win-
dow/ locks, cruise, new tires, $6400 OBO,
1998 PONTIAC Bonneville SSE, fully
loaded, $2300 OBO, 246-8593, 629-2111.
2000 CHEVY Impala LS, loaded, one
owner, 51K mi., $8,500 OBO. 247-0709.
2005 TOYOTA Corolla LE, only 19,000
miles. Excellent condition, $13,900.
1992 BMW 325i convertible, manual,
134,000 miles. $3900 OBO. 415-3777.
1998 PONTIAC Grand Am GT 4 cylinder 5
speed, 97000 miles runs A-1, AM/FM/CD,
cold A/C, electric sunroof & windows, key-
less entry, alarm, extra clean on the in-
side, some hood damage. Books for
$4850 selling for $2000 firm. 812-251-

2001 FORD Escort, new tires, stereo, bat-
tery, brakes; excellent condition, $2500,
1991 MAZDA MPV, runs good, $1200.,
2000 TOYOTA 4-Runner SR5. A/C, stereo
CD, $5200, 838-9786.
2007. FORD Focus, 2 door sports coupe,
loaded, 3k miles, $13,500. 502-7343.
2000 CADILLAC El-Dorado, 2 door, pearl
white leather. Excellent condition. $5900
OBO. (904)838-8847.

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LEFT: Panthers for-
ward Kyle Timpane
(44) snares an offen-
sive rebound in front
of a Raines defender
Monday as the teams
played in the MLK
Tournament at
Forrest High School.

RIGHT: Nease center
James Wilson (in
green) reaches for a
loose ball as he hits
the floor. The Vikings
defeated the
Panthers 44-40.

ABOVE: Nease's Christian Dennis dribbles the ball up court.

ABOVE: Ryan Hentkowski dribbles past a Raines defender.
BELOW: Joe Largura takes it to the hole for a layup.
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