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Midweek Edition V March 14, 2007


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Vol. 44, No. 74


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


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by LAURA FOWLER ed to g
STAFF WRITERNease,"
Tuesday.
The Florida High School In Jar
Athletic Association, filed by
which in January rejected football'
the appeal of two Nease Fasnach
High ex-coaches, is sched- Haynes
,uled to hear next week the FHSAA
second appeal of last fall's appeared
sanctions imposed on did nc
Nease sports. appeal.
But this time, the appeal The FI
is being presented by their de,
Principal Linda Thomson. sent by
And this time, the appeal fy that
will have the backing of financial
St. Johns County the coac
Superintendent Joseph In a J
Joyner. interview
Joyner announced this she, in f
month that he will attend ed the cc
the March 25 hearing in wanted
Gainesville to support clear th
Nease and Thomson in appeal
the appeal to reduce the the scho
$20,000 fine and six years Thomni
of athletic probation, not att<
"It's not typical for hearing
superintendents to go to engaged
appeals. . but I've decid- In ano



PV teen eyes

world health

By JENNIFER KNOECHEL
STAFF WRITER
Some young people say they are
concerned about the problems of
world health, but one Ponte Vedra
teen is doing something about it.
Nathan Georgette, 15, won top
honors in this year's senior division of
the River Region East Science Fair with
his explanation of how an epidemic
could be contained with immuniza-
tions.
His Feb. 1 win for his project,
"Dynamic Herd Immunity Threshold
Modeling," allows him to compete in
the state science fair April 11 to 14
and the International Science and
Engineering Fair in Albuquerque, N.
M., May 13 to 19.
Herd immunity, according to an
online encyclopedia, refers to "immu-
nity that occurs when the vaccination
of the a portion of the population (or
herd) provides protection to un-vacci-
nated individuals" (wikipedia.com).
With a mathematical "model," the
site says, it is possible to predict the
likely outcome of an epidemic by
immunizing members of the herd.
Ir doing research for his science fair
project, the Nease sophomore said in a


See HERD, A-12


:o in support of
Joyner said
nuary, an appeal
former assistant
coaches Kenneth
t and Wesley
was denied by the
because it
1 that the school
ot support the
HSAA board based
cision on a letter
Thomson to clari-
Nease was not
lly responsible for
hes' appeal.
an. 29 telephone
w, Thomson said
act, fully support-
oaches appeal, but
the FHSAA to be
iat the coaches'
was not filed by
ol.
son said she did
end the January
because of prior
ients.
either Jan. 29 inter-


view, Joyner said he did
not attend the coaches'
hearing because it was not
the place of the superin-
tendent. At that time, he
said he would not be
attending Thomson's
appeal, either.
When asked Tuesday
why he changed his mind,
Joyner denied switching
his position.
He said only that he has
decided to support
Thomson's efforts.
An e-mail sent to all
Nease Booster Club mem-
bers asks them to rally
around Thomson's efforts
as well by attending the
meeting, to be held at the
FHSAA offices in
Gainesville.
The sanctions against
Nease were imposed for
violations of recruiting
policies, even though the
FHSAA said the student in
question, a football play-
er, was not recruited.


I Dog owners

get warning

by LAURA FOWLER
STAFF WRITER
Citing a distemper outbreak in rac-
coons in Northeast Florida, animal con-
trol departments in St. Johns and Duval
counties are asking residents to update
their pets' shots.
Paul Studivant, animal control man-
ager for St. Johns County, said last week
that residents have brought several sick
raccoons in to the new Pet Center on
Straton Road.
Several calls about sick raccoons have
also been received at the Beaches,
according to an Atlantic Beach news
release.
On March 7, the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
announced that the outbreak was
canine distemper not rabies.
But officials are cautioning pet own-
ers to update both distemper and rabies
vaccinations for their pets, especially
dogs. Both are routinely given as part of
a dog's shots.
"We believe that people need to
assure that their pets have up-to-date
shots to protect them from this dis-:
ease," Atlantic. Beach Police Chief
David Thompson said.
The Cardinals, a 7-and-8-year-old team in the
coaches, Rob Ohno, left, and Mark Gravelle,
See DISTEMPER, A-3 Vedra Beach.


Super to back Nease principal

in appeal of sports sanctions


FROM STAFF
The Board of Trustees for
the Ponte Vedra Municipal
Service District (MSD) is
investigating what one resi-
dent has a called a safety haz-
ard to children behind his
home on Momingside Drive.
Denis Abromavage of
Morningside Drive com-
plained to trustees Monday
that neighborhood children'
could fall into a 3-foot-wide,
4-foot-deep square concrete
drainage pit behind his
home that St. Johns County
is no longer using.
Abromavage said the pit
doesn't have a safety grid
over the top it and it is filled
with rain water.
The pit used to collect
sewer water, he said, but the
county recently filled in the
sewer collection chambers
underneath the road with
concrete.
The pit still drains to a
nearby lagoon, he said.
Bryan Collins, project
coordinator for the county's
department of roads and
bridges, said he is investigat-


ing whether te drainage pit
is still used by the county.
"I don't know exactly
what it is yet," Collins said
Tuesday.
Abroriavage wants the
county to fill in the pit if it is
no longer being used.
Trustee Curtis Long, who
volunteered to look into the
issue, said Monday that the
county should at least install
a safety grid, as required by
law.

I s- c .


Curtis Long


photo by BERT INABINET
actionviewphotography.com
Josh Sarson (left) and Nicholas Dulko of Ponte Vedra Beach enjoy the weather last weekend on the beach in
Ponte Vedra.


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photo by CHUCK ADAMS:
i PVAA pitching-machine league, pause for a picture with their
before playing the Pirates Saturday at Cornerstone Fields in Ponte




Pit investigated


Ashley Mills of Jacksonville, a senior
at the University of Florida and a for-
mer intern at The Beaches
Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader, died
Saturday in an automobile accident
in South Florida. See A-7.


KffriuE~yS


Starting Nease pitcher Tommy
Kratzert delivers during Friday's
game. See story and photos, B-1.


LobstertaleP


Billie Hancock talks about her book,
"Lobstering with My Papa." A-9.


Meli


Former PV resident has recipes for
quick meals. See A-9.


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What you'll find in fl66116O:
Freestyle is a special section that includes interesting, quirky
and sometimes humorous news and events related to the Beach
communities. Its contents are unique to The Leader and to this
section, and we welcome submissions.
Send your ideas to
fowler@beachesleader.com


SMailbox biz booming in Ponte Vedra

When it comes to rowdy, obnoxious games that teenagers
..-.. like to play, the phrase "History repeats itself" certainly
i applies.
It appears that some youngsters in Ponte Vedra have been
i' -- indulging in one of America's favorite pastimes: the ole'
mailbox baseball.
You know, the game where you hang out of the window
of a moving car (that a friend is driving, of course) and try to hit mail-
Sboxes with a baseball bat?
At Monday's meeting of the trustees for the Ponte Vedra Municipal Service District (MSD),
some Ponte Vedra residents complained that they've had some trouble keeping their mailboxes
in tact.
Those who have the traditional wood or metal mailboxes, as opposed to brick or concrete ones,
continue to be the primary targets no matter how many times they are replaced.
"I'm on my fifth one," said Trustee Bill Donovan.


Purloining parking
Everyone
always wants
the parking
spot closest to
the front door.
Some drive
around expan-
sive parking
lots for hours
to get the clos-
est spot.
Some even
creep, in a
stalker-like
fashion,
behind patrons
leaving a store
to take their
spot.
Others steal it.
Last week an 85-year-old Ponte Vedra
woman called the St. Johns County Sheriff's.
office when she discovered that her car had
been broken into .
The burglar took a digital camera and you
guessed it a handicap parking sticker,
according to the police report.
Guess the thief does not know that the
placards are coded with identifying informa-
tion to avoid someone enjoying purloined


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parking privileges.


Murder at Matanzas
Author Vic DiGenti, a Ponte Vedra Beach resident and for-
mer executive at WJXT, Jacksonville's public broadcasting
television station, recently received an award for his murder
mystery, "Matanzas Bay," a book he said "should be familiar
[because of its title] to people in this area.
"It won the Bancroft prize at the First Coast Writers
Festival," DiGenti said. "So I was really excited when I heard
it had won that prize because a lot of great people have won
it over the years. Hopefully this means a big push in my
career. We'll see."
photo by CHUCK ADAMS


Finding the address is half of the fun.
The Jacksonville Public Library System has been working hard
to get patrons to take an online customer survey that was intro-
duced in February.
Unlike previous information gathering options, this online sys-
tem will provide,statistical and comment reports to analyze cus-
tomer needs.
To spread the word, staff wore buttons that said "Take the sur-
vey!" and distributed bookmarks with the web address for the sur-
vey.
Too bad they forgot to include that web address in the news
release sent to announce the program.
Nonetheless, more than 600 customers took the online survey
in the first two weeks that it was available.
By the way, the address is:
http://www.libraryconsultant.com/JacksonvilleLibrarySurveyCult
ural.htm
Library patrons can complete a longer, more in depth survey,
taking 15 minutes or a short survey, taking 5-7 minutes.


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Distemper: No danger to humans, officials say


Continued from A-i
Distemper is a neurological
disease that infects foxes, coy-
otes, skunks and unvaccinat-
ed dogs. Unlike rabies, it is
harmless to humans, accord-
ing to news releases from
Atlantic Beach and St. Johns
County.
Studivant said Tuesday that
he's been receiving two to
three phone calls a day for the
past six months about sick
raccoons.
One or two calls a week is
normal, he said.
The disease is spread when
animals have direct contact
with body fluids or droppings
from an infected animal,


according to the news releas-
es.
Local Fish and Wildlife offi-
cials do not know the cause of
the outbreak, but one news
release said it is always pres-
ent in the environment.
Waves of distemper out-
breaks are rather common,
Studivant said, and will usual-
ly fade away on their own.
"It will work itself out," he
said.
It is more likely to occur
and to spread when raccoon
populations are large or con-
centrated.
Symptoms include the dis-
charge of fluid from the nose
and eyes, a rough coat, an


Sign-up starts for Bill

byLAURA FOWLER incharge of the Bill of Rights
by LsAR FOW LER program.
Be ,Iii WRITER Taylor is an administrative
Beginning April 2, St Johns assistant within the county
County neighborhoods will administrator's office.
have the chance to register She will take on the task of
under the Neighborhood Bill of registering neighborhoods,
Rights in order to receive notifi- keeping the list of neighbor-
cation of any land use or zon- hoods updated and determin-
ing changes tat might affecting how notice will be given,
them. Cameron said Tuesday.
On Monday, Assistant The county is in the process
County Administrator Jerry of setting up an online registra-
Cameron announced at a meet- tion process, which will hope-
ing of the St. Johns County fully be up and running by
Civic Association Roundtable April 2, Cameron said,
that Sarah Taylor has been put


emaciated appearance, and
unusual, disoriented behav-
ior.
As the disease gets worse,
animals may become aggres-
sive if approached too closely.
The disease is usually fatal
to animals that contract it.
Residents can keep raccoons
away by feeding pets indoors
or bringing feeding bowls
indoors once they are fin-
ished eating.
Securing garbage cans and
their lids can also discourage
raccoons.
Officials also warn residents
not to feed raccoons, because
providing artificial food
sources may lead to unnatu-


of Rights
Taylor will also keep a written
record of registered neighbor-
hoods and will handle registra-
tion over the phone.
Each neighborhood that
wants to register must provide a
contact person to receive notifi-
cation.
A neighborhood representa-
tive must also visit the county's
mapping office in St. Augustine
to map out the neighborhood
boundaries.
Registration must be updated
every year in October.


rally large concentrations of
animals, which facilitates the
spread of the disease.
Residents who encounter
sick raccoons on their proper-
ty can call their local animal
control department.
Dead raccoons should be
wrapped in a plastic garbage
bag and thrown away.
St. Johns County Animal
Control can be reached at
209-6190.
Pet owners can administer
distemper vaccinations them-
selves, according to
Studivant.
The shots can be found at
most animal feed stores and
some pet stores, he said.


CORRECTION:
Due to a reporter's error,
a news story [March 7,
2007 "Citizens lash. out at
Rich"] incorrectly reported
that Commissioner Ben
Rich specified what part of
a cop's body he wanted to
shoot. In fact
Commissioner Rich did
not specify any particular
target when he said during
a commission meeting
that seeing police officers
waiting at Columbine for
the SWAT team made him
want to shoot a cop.


AROUND THE BEACHES


Nease relay is Saturday
The American Cancer
Society's Relay For Life at Nease
High School begins Friday
evening and. continues into
Saturday.
The fund-raising event has
participating teams whose
members take turns walking
the track overnight. Teams
camp out, eat and play games.
This year's event begins with
a Survivors Lap at 6 p.m.,
which is the opening lap of the
weekend.
The atmosphere of Relay For
Life is one of camaraderie and
celebration, providing an
opportunity for cancer sur-
vivors to pass the torch of hope
on to those still battling cancer
or those that might be touched
by cancer in the future.
Any cancer survivor who
would like to take part in the
Relay For Life at Nease is asked
to call Lisa Permenter 'at 287-


4764. Participating survivors
get dinner and a Relay For Life
T-shirt.
For more information on
cancer, call the American
Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-
2345, available 24 hours a day,
seven days a week, or visit
www.cancer.org.

12 to kiss the pig
Twelve candidates are com-
peting in this year's Kiss the Pig
contest, a fund-raiser that will
help raise money for Learn to
Read of St. Johns County.
Candidates raise money by
asking the community to vote
for them at a cost of $1 per
vote.
The candidate with the most
votes gets to smooch a baby
pig at the Rhythm N' Ribs
Festival, held at Francis Field,
March 31 at 2 p.m.
This year's candidates
include Oliver Jones, Dave


Barnett, Bo Clark, John Birney,
Pat Johnson, Robin Burchfield,
Ron Sanchez, Randy Brunson,
Holly Yelton, Ron Gelinas, and
Bob and Winnie Wagner.
All proceeds benefit Learn to
Read, a nonprofit organization
that provides one-on-one
tutoring in basic literacy, math
and English as a second lan-
guage for adults ages -16 and
older.

Guana exhibit opens
The nature photography of
Daryl LaBello and Christine
Simonetti will be on display at
the Guana Reserve's
Environmental Education
Center auditorium from March
15 to June 14.
LaBello has been a nature
and fine art photographer for
the past 10 years and teaches
digital photography at Embry-
Riddle Aeronautical University.
Simonetti has also been pho-


Prints in park may be a bobcat's


by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
Big cat paw prints found at
Jacksonville Beach's dog park,
Paws. Park, are giving some
visitors pause.
At Paws Park, dogs may run
unleashed and a chain link
fence separates the large
breeds from the smaller dogs.
But recently, the fence kept
another unwanted visitor out
of the .small dog area, accord-
ing to park users.
Some dog owners have
reported seeing a large cat
believed to be a bobcat or a
Florida panther pacing back
and forth as dogs frolicked in
the park boundaries.
Janet Folsom, who partici-
pated' in the development of
the park, said she was told by
fellow park patrons that the
big cat was observed more
than once "running up and
down the fence in pursuit" of
the two dogs.
"It paid no attention to the
people," she said.
Folsom and her husband
Lance contacted the Fish and
Wildlife Commission on
March 3 to report the inci-
dents. They also notified the
city's animal control officer.
The couple posted signs at
the parking warning patrons
of the sightings and put down
soil to be able to photograph
the paw prints.
Tracks measuring nearly
three inches in width were
later spotted in the same area
as a dead bird.
"It was definitely a kill,"
Folsom said. "It was a large
bird."
They brought the digital
images to the Jacksonville Zoo
to compare the tracks found
at the dog park with animal
prints positioned along the
zoo's concrete path.
Wildlife officials said the
likelihood of a panther roam-
ing the area was slim.
"It would be a rare occasion
to be a Florida panther unless
someone had an illegal exotic
animal for a pet and released
it," Lt. Brian Lambert Tuesday.
"They are not normally in
this area and there are very
few in existence, less than a
few hundred."
Lambert said the animal
could easily be a bobcat
because they are "naturally
occurring" in this region.


photo SUBMITTED
An unidentified paw print at Jacksonville Beach's Paws Park for
dogs is measured and preserved. Some park users have report-
ed seeing a large cat in the area. A bobcat is suspected,
according to park users.


"I wouldn't doubt it at all,"
he said.
A panther sighting "would
be very unusual," Folsom
said. "They said it would be a
major event."
Bobcats are medium-sized
cats with a ruff of fur around
the sides of the face. They
weigh between 13 and 30
pounds and measure about
21-inches in height and 30-50
inches lin length..
Bobcats in southern regions
tend to be smaller than those
in the north. The color of
their coat varies from shades
of light gray, to reddish-
brown with spotted patterns
on the undersides, chests and
backs.
They can be found in hard-


wood forests, coastal swamps,
deserts and scrublands.
Known for being scavengers,
the bobcat's primary diet con-
sists of rabbit but they also eat
rodents, beaver, peccaries,
birds and bats, and deer.
Lambert, who works for the
law enforcement division of
the Fish and Wildlife
Commission, said the wildlife
experts were notified of the
possibility of a big cat on the
prowl.
People are urged to heed
with caution and report any
suspicious sightings.
"Just keep an eye out and
give us a call," he said.
His office may be reached at
270-2400.


tographing nature for several
years. She lost everything in
2004 to Hurricane Jeanne and
had to start rebuilding her
photograph equipment from
scratch in 2005.
Their photography will be
available for purchase through
the Friends of the Guana
Reserve Nature Store in the
Education Center, 505 Guana
River Rd.


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The Leader's Opinion

Official arrogance

is appalling practice

If you own property here, you pay taxes to the Florida
Inland Navigation District (FIND), a special state tax dis-
trict responsible for management and maintenance of the
Intracoastal Waterway.
The authority takes your money. Taking your input on
policies and operations is not as readily done.
FIND is considering releasing an easement in
Jacksonville Beach by Beach Marine. Several local officials
are opposed to such a release. Registering their opposition
has proven to be tough, however.
At a meeting last month in Stuart, FIND commissioners
voted unanimously to consider the request at the March
23 meeting to be held at 9 a.m. at the Town Council
Chambers, 1 Sewell's Point Road in Martin County. That
means a 250+-mile trip each way, taking nearly four hours,
to speak on an issue relevant to our community.
FIND staff says deferring the decision until a local hear-
ing can be held is impossible. We disagree.
Whether you support or oppose the marina easement
release, you should not have to travel hundreds of miles to
have a say in the deliberations. Failing to provide a more
convenient locale for a hearing is arrogant and wrong.
A local hearing on this local matter should be planned.

Gov et f se e e
Sm ; e ag .: cis


Government funds help agencies


To the editor.
At a recent budget presenta-
tton before the St. Johns County
-commissioners there was discus-
sion of the amount of money
:received by independent agen-
cies (not-for profits) who pro-
.vide services to county residents
:on behalf of the county.
: Perhaps some background on
lthe process would be useful in
deciding' the worthiness of
Aiunty funds in providing these
-services.
Back in the day when we
,vere a much smaller county,
population-wise, community
nonprofits would petition for
T~hding directly from the Board
of County Commissioners.
There were no particular guide-
inies other that an expressed
needed"
To provide better structure
njid oversight, a Health and
:.iuman Services Advisory
Council was established; initial-
ly there were two councils -
pne for mental health services
and the rther tor sociaser\-ices.'
,fhey were later combined.
The idea was for the council
tor advocate for these agencies to
receive county funding after
determining the worthiness of
the agencies' requests. The rec-
6mmendations of the council
came after thorough vetting by
application and interviews.
The level of funding provided
by the county since 1990 has
remained essentially unchanged
just over $1 million.
What this money purchases
is what. has commonly been
called the "community safety
net." These funds are not a
donation to a charity! These
funds provide the local match
for greater state and federal
funds. Sometimes the funds are
seed money to sustain an
agency with startup programs. I
can think of no example when
the county's contribution was
the entire amount required to


deliver service by an agency.
Through the years there
have been changes in philoso-
phy and process. In some quar-
ters there exists the thought
that the county needs to
"wean" these agencies off of
county funding. That suggests
that the services being funded
would somehow go away.
Perhaps in a utopian view
there would be no poverty, no
drug/alcohol abuse, no hunger,
no domestic violence or sexual
assault, no substandard hous-
ing. In this Utopia, all families
would have all they need to live
safely and well and all elders
would be surrounded by loving
families eager and able to care
for them in their frailty. It
would be a world of no broken
bodies or broken spirits. But
we are not there yet.
This year, 17 agencies .have
responded to the county's
request for proposals to provide
services for the county's priori-,
ties. Most offhe requests are for'
local ii'ach'i-moii 'i*hicii will!
leverage the county's contribu-
tion in order to deliver the serv-
ices. Many such federal and
state grants require a local
match to indicate support. The
county is, in fact, purchasing
these services to be delivered
countywide through the efforts
of the agencies at a bargain
price! This is an excellent exam-
ple of prudence and proper
oversight by the county.
All who work in the social
service sector are constantly
seeking new and diverse
avenues of support. Local gov-
ernment must. be .part of the
funding mix. Failure to do so
would create more expensive
consequences.

Cathy Brown
Executive Director
St. Johns County Council
on Aging


Rich's criticism was appropriate


To the editor:
Ben Rich was right! It was
HOURS after the police were
called before the first officers
entered the school at
Columbine. By that time, it


was all over. The police are not
immune to criticism, just like
everyone else.

Dexter T. Mann
Jacksonville Beach


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Bad drivers, not bad design problem in AB


To the editor:
After reading about the
50K "fix" for the "sharp
angle" at Ocean Boulevard
and Seminole that Rick
Carper and Dezmond
Waters think is a safety
hazard," I was dumbfound-


Anyone who cannot make
a left -hand turn from
Ocean to Seminole should
have [his or her] driver's
license -revoked or eyes
checked.
The speed limit is 25 MPH


and the traffic is minimal.
There must be something
else Atlantic Beach can
focus their money on for
"real" improvements.

M.K. Christianson
Atlantic Beach


Beach Marine owner seeking answers


To the editor:
Your March 9 article regard-
ing Beach Marine requires
clarification, and also raises
some questions:.
1. How will this release
"impact future develop-
ments"? The Florida Inland
Navigation District (FIND) has
been waiting six months for
an answer.
2. The request is a partial
Release, not a total release of
.'the easement. .. .
3.~ Where elis do i\e' link the
terms "public access"'" and
"public purpose" when speak-
ing of privately owned proper-
ty?
4. The City of Jacksonville
Beach has plenty of authority
to regulate upland develop-
ment. Federal and state agen-
cies have jurisdiction over the
inland waterway and sub-
merged lands.
5. Our offer (opposed by


Jacksonville Councilman Art
Graham and Jacksonville
Beach City Manager George
Forbes) will extend the naviga-
ble area at the boat ramp from
65 to 80 feet. We also restrict
the four marina docks across
from the ramp from extend-
ing north, and provide slips
for transient boaters.
6. Why didn't councilman
Graham go public prior to the
Dec. 7t meeting (held in
Jacksonville) ,.....of...... the..
Jiacksorville- \ Waterway ;
Commission?' The'JWCvoted -
10-1 in favor of the release.
7. When and with whom
has Forbes "communicated
with the Taylors' legal team"?
Forbes has been unwilling to
meet with us. We asked
Graham to set up a meeting
and he has failed to do so.
8. Why didn't Graham ask
us to join the discussion he
had with the Beaches Watch?


9. How will this release be
"to the detriment of the pub-
lic good"? Since September
2006, opponents have been
long on rhetoric and short on
substance.
10. If Graham and Forbes
are trying "to make sure the
public access is protected",
then why haven't they
worked to fix the broken col-
lapsed bulkhead that has elim-
inated over 30 waterfront pub-
lic, parking. spaces? ..i. ,-. .. ,,
Why dtdm't Ga~aha:iinahd:L'.5
Forbes push for public parking
under the new Beach Blvd.
Bridge? Why haven't Graham
and Forbes ever approached
me during the last 12 years
about acquiring land adjacent
to the boat ramp in increase
"public access"?

Kendall Taylor
Beach Marine Owner


Oversight is our responsibility as citizens


To the editor:
Congressman John Mica
responded to my request to
support the troops. He
requested continuing input,
oversight, to his office.
One year ago, January 11,
2006, the Congressional sup-
port of the troops was
affirmed by letter from Mica.
Substantive elements of his
desire to protect the troops
are quoted below.
"The legislation approved
$441.5 billion for defense
programs so that our men
and women in uniform are
provided the resources and
equipment they need to
complete their mission and
return home safely."
Serious issues remain for
meeting the needs of our
overextended reserve forces


and their families that hope-
fully can be addressed in
2006.%o
In closing Mica wrote.
"As we begin a new session
of Congress in 2006, please
let me know if I can be of
further assistance on this or
any other military or veter-
ans issues. Be assured, I will
continue working to ensure
our country keeps its com-
mitment to those who serve
and sacrifice for our coun-
try."
SCongressman Mica expect-
ed a portion of the 441.5 bil-
lion would be used to pro-
vide and maintain hospital
facilities for our troops. By
copy of this document we
are reminded that oversight
is the responsibility of all cit-
izens. The reported level of


service provided to our
injured troops at Walter Reed
Hospital does not appear to
satisfy the commitment
Congressman Mica made.
Solace is not provided by
appointment of a blue rib-
bon commission after the
fact. Certainly it is not the
result that Mica expected.
The House of
Representative appropriated
the funds for the troops,
including supporting injured
men and women.
Expenditure of the necessary
funds is out of the hands of
Congress other than the
oversight.
Oversight is always citizen
responsibility.

'Dennis L. Lane
Ponte Vedra Beach


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JOHN
HARDEBECK
COLUMNIST


Ahoy, Kilroy

"Kilroy was here." That's a bit
ofgraffiti which may evoke World
War H better than any other
words, apart from "Hit the deck!"
(Navy parlance for getting out of
bed or "Duck!"). The Kilroy claim
.allegedly originated when James
Kilroy, a Massachusetts shipyard
inspector back then, began scrawl-
ing it on ships to prove that he
had been there and inspected the
rivets."
n the hurry to get them
launched, the ships were not
painted, so they began sail-
ing worldwide with Kilroy's
inscription still visible (which
maybe explains why old vessels
are called rust buckets).
According to the legend, the
phrase became a rallying cry
and morale booster far and
wide as U.S. servicemen (and
women?) reinscribed it in their
travels on mess halls, latrines,
tanks, planes, boats, etc. The
saying was usually accompa-
nied by a simple cartoon
depicting Kilroy as a wide-eyed
character whose nose and
hands were resting atop a
fence. He became the symbolic
Super GI, present everywhere.
To me, the practice sorta cre-
ated a new order in the armed
forces: "Write face!" Through
constant repetition, the caption
and drawing soon appeared in
incredibly diverse locations,
including, reportedly, the Great
Wall of China, the Arc de
Triomphe in Paris, and even in
the dust on the moon. I never
spotted it (in more recent years)
on.theArc or the Great'Wall,.
butbkild; find itcon a notso-i I
greit wall at a men's rest'rodm-"
.in Hong Kong.
What brings the inscription
up now is a report in American
Legion magazine that someone
secretly etched it on the recent-
ly completed (in 2004)
National World War II
'Memorial in Washington, DC.
Apparently it will stay there as
a permanent part of the con-
flict's history. I agree with that
decision. In addition, consider-
ing the tremendous contribu-
tions made to national and
international security by our
Bold New City's military instal-
lations, I think it would be
appropriate to label local ships,
planes, and other military
equipment going abroad,
"Jacksonville Is Here!"
Seeing that in some foreign
country should give
Jacksonville civilian residents .
and armed services members a
touch of nostalgia for their
home port. That might happen
regularly, since our bases are, in
effect, among the world's
largest travel agencies.
Moreover, it would add to the
fame our town acquired as a
Super Bowl city. U.S. tourism
by foreigners has dropped since
9/11, so a vacation mecca such
as Florida could certainly use
more such visitors.
Vacationers in Jax can reduce
our tax.


Beavers have South Georgia county by the tail


ou can always find
someone having a
harder time than you
are.
I wrote a few weeks ago
about all the stealing, cavort-
ing, sneaking, gnawing and
fussing that goes on around
our house. And that's just
from the squirrels.
Well, the people having a
harder time work for the
county road department in
Pierce County, way down in
South Georgia.
Their problem is with
beavers, those intriguing ani-
mals with lustrous brown fur,
little beady eyes, big orange
teeth, flat, scaly tails and an
inherent penchant for build-
ing dams.
"What they do, they'll
build a dam across the end
of our culverts and back the
water up," John Gill said by
telephone from Blackshear,
county seat of Pierce. "And
we've got to go out there and
dig them out. A day or two
later, you have to dig them
out again. Then they dam


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PHIL HUDGINS
COLUMNIST
them back up. It's just a con-
stant hassle with them."
It's Gill's job as road super-
intendent to see that the
industrious Beaver Brigade
doesn't take over the county
in a coup. He's not waving a
white flag yet, but he'd
appreciate advice on what to
do.
County chairman Jim
Dennison agrees something
needs to be done, he told a
county meeting last week,
but let's not try that bounty
thing again.


Several years ago, the
county put a bounty on
beavers. It offered $25 to any
resident bringing in a beaver
tail, and the county averaged
buying about 200 tails a year,
reporter Jason Deal wrote in
The Blackshear Times.
The bounty, however, was
lifted in a budget crunch in
2003, "amid concerns that
'foreign' beaver tails were
being turned in for the
money," Deal reported.
"There's no way to go back
to the old system without
requiring beaver birth certifi-
cates," Dennison said.
When I asked Gill about
the alleged problem of non-
resident beavers, he said,
"They probably hauled some
of yours down here. That's
why you don't have any.. I
believe we've got them all
here in Pierce County."
Last spring, commissioners
discussed hiring trappers, but
nothing was ever done
beyond advertising and tak-
ing applications.
The beavers, meanwhile,


are still busy. When the rain
holds off, Gill said, "we can
work on them a while and
get them slowed down a lit-
tle bit. But as quick as the
rain comes, they crank up
their chainsaws and go to
work."
Beavers, he said, just don't
like running water.
If you research beavers on
the Web, incidentally, you'll
find them described as help-
ful because they create wet-
lands, which are nice in their
place, and form habitats for
other critters. They're "gen-
tle, reasoning beings who
enjoy playing practical
jokes," one site said.
The commissioners and
Gill are not laughing. So if
you have a good idea about
now to end this problem,
call Gill at his office: (912)
449-2030.
By the way, John Gill, I
read that the Scottish Beaver
Network wants to reintro-
duce the European beaver to
Scotland. Reckon South
Georgia beavers would do?


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The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader Page 5A


March 14, 2007


POLICE BEAT


PONTE VEDRA BEACI
A computer valued
$1,500 was stolen from
work truck parked in the fi
block of Dolphin Boulevw
East, it was reported Mond
The theft occurred some ti:
between 4 p.m. Friday a
8:16 a.m. Monday.

A 22-year-old worn
reported that while she v
k.ivakini Monday, some
took several items from I
vehicle parked at a boat rai
in South Ponte Vedra Bea(
The thief apparently enter
by breaking a window, acco
iln to a police report. Missi
were a purse, currency,
check, cell phone, credit ca
checkbook and a radio/ster
valued at a total of $476.

A 41-year-old resident
the 1200 block of Ponte Vec
Boulevard reported that
man trespassing on her prn
erty pushed her out of 1
way when she and her .fat]
confronted him and anotl
trespasser about 7 p.
Monday. The two men r
away and drove away in
white, four-door car, acco
ing to a report.

A surfboard valued at $6
was reported stolen Sunc
from a vehicle parked at 1
Mickler's beach access
Ponte Vedra Beach.
* *
A 24-year-old worn
reported that a $450 diamc
ring, a $600 sapphire and c
mond ring, a $450 diamc
bracelet and other items w
stolen between late Marcl
and 10 a.m. March 7 from ]
unlocked Honda Civic parl
in the 400 block of Big T
Road, Odom's Mill.
*' *
A 56-year-old resident
Old Palm Valley reported tl
a $300 stereo was stolen fr
his Ford Ranger some ti
Friday night or Saturd
morning. A Florida dri
license of a 20-year-,
Atlantic Beach woman an(
wallet containing $22 w
found on the truck's dri
seat, according to a rep<
Atlantic Beach police conta
ed the woman at the adds
on-the'driver license, but :
did not contact the St. Jol
County deputy as request
the report said.

Construction materials v
ued at $2,090 were report
stolen between March 7 a
SMarch 8 from a construct:
site. in the 1000 block
Ponte Vedra Boulevard.

A Marsh Landing resid
reported that a trash can
of change, two $50 bills o:
shelf in her kitchen anc
$450 cell phone in her dau
ter's room were missing a:
three women had cleaned
home Thursday.
ATLANTIC BEACH
Grand theft was report
on March 3 in the 800 blh
of Seminole Road, accord
to a police report. The vic
parked his trailer at a frier
house. His friend contact
him and said that the tra
was missing from the ya
according to the report.
* *

Robert Joseph Martinez,
was arrested for child ab
on March 5 in the 1700 bl
of Mayport Road, accord
to a police report. The offi
contacted the defendant
a check revealed the .lis
warrant, according to
report.
* *,

Burglary was reported
March 5 in the 300 block
Garden Lane, according t
police report. The victim t
police that. her car had b
burglarized and a camera
taken, according to
report.
S* *


Gilbert W. Edgett, 27, was
arrested for aggravated assault
and possession of drug para-
phernalia on March 6 in the
1000 block of Cornell Lane,
according to a police report.
* *

Colin Campbell Brown, 18,
was arrested for burglary on
March 7, police reported. The
incident occurred in the 2200
block of Ocean Walk Drive,
according to the report.

Eddie Smith, 40, was arrest-
ed for armed robbery and bat-
tery in the 1900 block of
Mayport Road, according to a
police report. An officer
observed a fight between sev-
eral people at the intersection
of Lewis Street and Mayport
Road. The officer witnessed
the defendant strike the vic-
tim in the face with a closed
fist, according to the report.
The victim had a laceration
on his neck and forearm and
needed stitches. A witness
told police that he and the
victim were walking down the
road when they were con-
fronted by the defendant and
several other individuals who
asked them for cigarettes and
then demanded money. A
fight ensued and the victim
said that someone attempted
to dig in his pockets during
the fight, according to the
report.

Tyrone Lamont Mulkey, 21,
was arrested for possession of
cannabis with intent to sell
and possession of drug para-
phernalia on March 8 in the
13000 block of Atlantic
Boulevard, according to a
police report.

Burglary was reported on
March 2 in the 30 block of
20th Street, according to a
police report. The victim was
in his hnme and heard snme-


stolen
garage,
report.


from the victim's
according to the
* *


Grand theft and petit theft
were reported on March 5 in
the 2000 block of Kings
Circle, according to a police
report. The victim parked his
truck at his job and placed his
keys in his desk. When he
returned to work, his keys and
truck were missing.
*

Jason David Price, 29, was
arrested.for being a habitual
traffic offender and posses-
sion of a controlled substance
on March 7 in the 200 block
of Midway Drive, according to
a police report.

JACKSONVILLE BEACH
A counterfeit bill was
reported passed March 7 at a
convenience store in the 300
block of 3rd Street S. A
teenage girl tried to make a
purchase with a fake $20 bill.
The bill was confiscated and
sent to the U.S. Secret service.

Grand theft of a motor
vehicle was reported March
12 in the 1900 block of 2nd
Street N. A silver 2007
Chevrolet Uplander valued at
$30,000 was parked along 2nd
Street N. when it was stolen.
The vehicle was a rental with
California plates.

Ryan James Jackson, 21, of
Jacksonville Beach was arrest-
ed March 9 and charged with
possession of a firearm by a
convicted felon and posses-
sion of over 20 grams of mar-
ijuana in the 300 block of 6th
Street South, according to a
police report. Jackson was
detained with tw6 other pos-
sible suspects who were
released. He had 21.2 grams of
marijuana on his person and
a loaded .9mm. handgun in
his waistband, police said,
* *,


one honk the horn of his John David Whitaker, 19, of
truck, which was parked in Jacksonville Beach was arrest-
the driveway and unlocked. ed March 10 and charged with
The victim observed the sus- tampering with evidence in
pect leaving the scene head- the 300 block of 14th Avenue
ing south on Seminole,Roacq,.. South, according to a police
according.to ithe rep6rOt ,.: report: Whitaker was stopped
.,.. ;' .... ; "i -. .-''1 fot a traffic violation and was.
observed eating marijuana


:ed, Betty Jean Brown, 51, was
arrested for possession of
cocaine on March 7 in the
val- 1200 block of Mayport Road,
ted according to a police report.
md *
ion
of Tony Lorenzo Gaines, 46,
was arrested for
possession/selling a con-
ent trolled substance, resisting an
full officer without violence and
n a soliciting for prostitution on
. a March 8 in the 1600 block of
gh- Mayport Road.
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NEPTUNE BEACH

Burglary was reported on
ted March 9 in the 1100 block of
ock Seagate Avenue, according to
ing a police report. The victim
tim told police that there were pry
id's marks on the outside of her
ted front door, according to the
iler report.
ard, *. *
Theft from a dwelling was
reported on March 9 in the
32, 1200 block of Forest Oaks
use Drive, according to a police
ock report. Someone stole pre-
ing scription drugs from the vic-
icer tim's residence, according to
and the report.
ted *
the
Employee theft was report-
ed on March 10 in the 200
block of Third Street, accord-
on ing to a police report. The
.of manager of a restaurant said
o a $971.62 was missing from a
told safe, according to the report.
een *
was
the Burglary was reported on
March 10 in the 1300 block of
Trailwood Drive, according to
a police report. A wetsuit was


that was located in the vehi-
cle, police said. Police found
pot on his lips, the report
said.

Terry Costello Thomas, 33,
of .Jacksonville Beach was
arrested March 9 and charged
with four counts of possession
and sale of a controlled sub-
stance in the 700 block of 1st
Avenue South, according to a
police report. Thomas had
outstanding warrants for all
of the charges.

Tracy Lee Davis, 46, of
Jacksonville .Beach was arrest-
ed March 7 and charged .with
possession of cocaine and
grand theft in the 1300 block
of 1st Street South, according
to a police report. Davis was
arrested when police served a
warrant. He, answered a
locked bedroom door where
police observed crack cocaine
on a night stand and several
pieces of electronics in the
room that were reported
stolen, police reported.

A 24-year-old Jacksonville
man was arrested March 8 and
charged with soliciting prosti-
Stution in the first block of. 3rd
Street. South. Police in
Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic
Beach and Neptune Beach
conducted a mutual prostitu-
tion detail. The man offered
an undercover officer posing
as a prostitute $1.for oral sex.
When he was arrested, he told
police that he should have'
left the area but "he gets a
kick out of talking dirty to
girls."

Grand theft of a motor
.vehicle was reported March 8
in the 1600 block of 1st Street


North. A black 1993 Infiniti
was stolen in Jacksonville.
Police responding to help a
parent recover a teenage run-
away found the girl at a hotel
but she could not remember
where she left the car. After a
canvas of the area, the girl's
father reported the vehicle
stolen.

Grand theft of a motor
vehicle was reported March
10 in the first block of 6th
Avenue North. A green 1998
Land Rover valued at $12,000
was stolen from the endzone.
The victim placed the keys in
the undercarriage while he
was surfing. He found the
vehicle missing about 2 p.m.
Witnesses told police they
observed a suspicious man in
the area approximately 50
years old with gray sideburns.
* *
Justin Ray Bryan, 18, of
Jacksonville was arrested
March 10 and charged with a
warrant for possession of bur-
glary tools in the 2300 block
of Beach Boulevard, according
to a police report. Bryan was
observed shining a flashlight
into vehicles.

Discharge of a firearm was
reported March 12 in the
1700 block of America
Avenue. Several shots were
fired at 3:07 a.m. Witnesses
observed two vehicles in the
area at the time the shots
were heard. Two spent .9 mm
shell casings were found in
the roadway.


Christen Marie Cardenas,
22, of Lake City was arrested
March 10 and charged with
grand retail theft at a surf
shop in the 200 block of 1st
Street North, according to a
police report. Cardenas
entered the store with two
other suspects and was
observed placing six bathing
suits and seven.pieces of jew-
elry in her purse, police said.
The other two suspects fled
the store when employees
confronted Cardenas. She ini-
tially denied any wrongdoing
but confessed and returned
the merchandise;,.' ppolice
reported.
S * *


Buford Marcus Burkett, 41,
of Jacksonvillle was arrested
March 10 and charged with
possession and purchase of a
controlled substance in the
600 block of Shetter Avenue,
according to a police report.
Burkett offered $10 for crack
cocaine to an undercover offi-
cer.

James Lee Valley, 22, a tran-
sient, was arrested March 10
and charged with possession
and purchase of a controlled
substance in the 500 block of
1st Avenue North, according
to a police report. Valley
approached an undercover
officer and asked to purchase
drugs. He exchanged $5 for a
bag of what appeared to be
marijuana, police said. He
ignored commands to get on
the ground and attempted to
run when officers arrested
him, police said. He was
apprehended after a short
foot chase.

Edward Jerome Davis, 46, of
Jacksonville Beach was arrest-
ed March 9 and charged with
a warrant for principal in the
first degree in the 100 block
of 8th Street South, according
to a police report..
* *
Deonta Remone Moore, 22,
of Jacksonville Beach was
arrested March 9 and charged
with possession and sale of a
controlled substance in the
700 block of 3rd Avenue
South, according to a police
report.


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by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
Despite appeals from city officials, the special
state tax district responsible for management and
maintenance of the Intracoastal Waterway is
moving ahead with plans to consider releasing an
easement in Jacksonville Beach.
Rose and Ken Taylor, owners of Beach Marine at
2315 Beach Boulevard, submitted an application
with the Florida Inland Navigation District to
clear the existing easement from the property
title.
Jacksonville City Councilman Art Graham,
who represents the Beaches district, Thursday
asked the FIND commission to defer the decision
until the July 20 meeting in Jacksonville to allow
for community input.
"This would make things a lot easier for those
involved," he said. "You can hear first hand from
S. .those boaters that will be most impacted by
this decision and from the rest of the elected body
in this area."
Graham said he was "truly surprised" that the
FIND committee was considering the release
because it "is clearly not in the interest of the pub-
lic good."
S"Public access to the Florida waterways should
be your board's primary objective and is what I
consider best for the "public good"," he said.
Beach Marine owner Ken Taylor said the prop-
erty in question is privately owned and should
not be considered for. "public purpose."
"The request is a partial release, not a total
release of the easement," he said.
FIND's Executive Director David Roach said
FIND commissioners voted unanimously to con-
sider the request at the March 23 meeting as
planned.
"With that commission vote being made, I
Shave no authority to delay or defer this matter,"
he said.
The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at the Town
Council Chambers, 1 Sewell's Point Road in
Martin County, Florida;
Graham said he plans to attend the meeting
, ,. ,with city officials from the cities of Jacksonville
Sand Jacksonville Beach.
Roach stated last month that members of the
commission were disappointed that city officials


Rejects request to
put off vote until July
meeting in Jax

opposing the release had not attended any previ-
ous meetings to clarify their positions.
In a Feb. 9 letter to commissioners, Graham
said "it is my position as well as the positions of
Senator Jim King, the cities of Jacksonville and
Jacksonville Beach that the easement should not
be released to ... Beach Marine and Rose & Ken,
Inc. in Jacksonville Beach."
Said Graham, "I thought that my letter was
very dear on how both the City of Jacksonville
aid the City of Jax Beach felt about the release of
the easement. We feel that it is premature."
"This being the case, I didn't think my atten-
dance to your meeting was necessary for you and
the commission to tell the applicant no," he said.
Ken Taylor also questioned why Graham did
not attend the Dec. 7 Jacksonville Waterway
Commission meeting regarding the release. The
commission voted 10-1 in favor of the request.
"I've spent my time and money to attend these
meetings," he said. "The least they can do is show
up." ;
Commissioners also asked city officials to
explain why they feel the proposed release of the
easement "will degrade or diminish" public
waterway access, noting that the Taylors have.
agreed to provide a 15-foot navigation easement
to widen the access to the boat ramp.
As part of the agreement, the Taylors also prom-
ised to limit the northern extension of four docks
within the easement to their current location and
committed to providing 10 percent or nine
slips within the easement for transient vessels.
"The Commissioners specifically want to krow
what else you ;think is required to maintain pub-
lic access in this easement area," Roach said.
Graham said officials are not against releasing
the easement as long as a master plan for the area
is in place because "until then no one knows how
much easement needs to be retained for the
future growth" of the boat ramp.


Hospice at Mayo to serve Beaches area


,FROM STAFF
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida's newest inpa-
tient facility, currently under
.construction on the Mayo
Clinic.campus, will be dedicated
through a gift from the Donald
SC. McGraw Foundation.
The center will be known as
the Anne and Donald McGraw
-:.Center for Caring.
S"The donation by the
McGraw family will allow
,Community Hospice to provide
:: end-of-life -care and an
"improved quality of life for fam-
: :ilies in southern Duval County,
the Beaches area and northern
St. Johns County for decades to
come," said Susan Ponder-
Stansel, president and CEO of
Community Hospice. "We are
honored that the McGraws
have chosen such a significant
way to demonstrate their sup-
port of hospice care and our
community."
Donald C. McGraw Jr., who
died on June 11, 2006, was a
WW II Navy veteran and an
executive with McGraw-Hill
Inc., the global financial and'
information services company


founded by his grandfather,
James McGraw. An avid sailor,
Donald McGraw started
Nautical Quarterly and owned
Soundings Publications, as well
as a fleet of watercraft ,thiTpgh-
out his life. He was married for
more than 50 years to Anne'
Schuyler Williams McGraw, an
elementary school teacher, hos-
pital and Junior League volun-
teer and active member of St.
Peter's Episcopal Church in
Osterville, MA., until her death
on December 22, 1999.
Together they had four sons:
Donald III "Josh," of Ponte
Vedra Beach, Robert L.W., of
Sheffield, MA, David W. of
Osterville, MA., and Peter S.,
(deceased) of San Rafael, CA., as
well as 13 grandchildren.
The three surviving sons have
chosen to memorialize their
parents with a seven-figure gift
to -Community Hospice,
through the Donald C. McGraw
Foundation, which was started
by their grandfather, Donald Sr.
"Both of my parents received
hospice care during the end of
their lives, as did my father-in-
law and younger brother," says


Josh McGraw, president of the
Donald C. McGraw Foundation.
A Jacksonville resident for
more, than 15 years, Josh
McGraw formerly served as
regional vice president of Clear
Channel Television and past
president of Clear Channel
Jacksonville, as well as a past
chairman of the Florida
Association of Broadcasters. He
currently serves on the board of
the I.M. Sulzbacher Center for
the Homeless, the board of
Trustees for The Bolles School,
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
Leadership Council, and the
board of Overseers for the Roger
Williams University in Rhode
Island.
The McGraw Center for
Caring will open to patients in
Fall 2007. The 23,000-square-
foot facility includes 16 inpa-
tient beds in private rooms in a
unique homelike setting, com-
plete with gardens, screened-in
porches and ponds. Visitors will
have 24-hour access. Overnight
stays by loved ones are encour-
aged, as are short visits by fami-
ly pets.,


photo SUBMITTED
A committee of the Ponte Vedra Woman's Club is finalizing plans for a wine-tasting 7 p.m. to 9
p.m. March 20 at Fresh Market in Ponte Vedra Beach. From left are Jane Ellen McGuiness,
Phyllis Duke, store manager Ritchie Ganther, Margaret Lane, Carolyn Landsdale and Marge
Murray. Tickets for the event, which will benefit local charities, are $25 and can be reserved
by calling 280-0871.


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NB amends setback
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The Neptune Beach City
Council voted to amend the
unified land development reg-
ulations to change the build-
ing setback requirements as
one of the conditions of the
Wal-Mart settlement agree-
ment.
The ordinance was passed
on first reading and will elimi-
nate the 50-foot maximum
front yard setback for proper-
ties in that commercial zoning
district. This step is a formal-'
ity in the process of adopting
the Wal-Mart settlement
agreement.
The council recently
approved the construction for
a Wal-Mart Super Center at
630 Atlantic Boulevard after a
year-long process to keep it
out of the city.

Spa hosts open house


GATE TITLE COMPANY CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING

GATE Title Company celebrated its grand opening on Feb. 22 with an Open House at 572 Ponte Vedra Boulevard in Ponte
Vedra Beach located at the corner of Corona Road. Vice-President, Doug Smith, and his staff welcomed over 150 guests that
enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. His staff includes closing officers Linda Shirley and Kimberly Gaines and office
manager Mary Pat Brown. Pictured from left are Scott Williams, Brown, Shirley, Smith and Gaines.


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The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader


OBITUARIES


RAYMOND J. BOURASSA


Former Leader editorial intern dies in automobile accident


Raymond
J. Bourassa,
57, of
Jacksonville
died March
S. a 9, 2007 after
a short ill-
Sness. Born in
S Lawrence,
Mass., he
moved to
Florida in 1990 and was a
machinist by trade for 33 years.
He also served in the U.S. Army
during the Vietnam War.
Bourassa is survived by his
parents, Jeffrey and Alice
(Morneau) Bourassa of
Methuen, Mass.; his wife of 37


Norman Ray Moore, Jr., 79,
died March 5, 2007. Originally
from Portsmouth, Ohio, he had
been' a resident of Jacksonville
for the past 20 years.
Moore completed 17 years of
college, obtaining many
degrees and certifications for
engineering. He attended the
University of Cincinnati,
University of Detroit,
University of Toledo and
University of Massachusetts.
After serving 35 years as a
chemical and mechanical engi-
neer throughout the U.S.,
Moore retired from Huyck
Formex as chief engineer of
field applications. An expert in
troubleshooting and improving
paper mill processes and paper
machines, he lectured in
Europe due to his knowledge of


years, Jamie (Mills) Bourassa;
son, Joseph Bourassa; daughters,
Patricia Worster, Kristie
Coleman (Matt) and Heather
Bourassa; five grandchildren,
Eric, Raven, Haley, Ryan and
Damion; one brother and two
sisters; aunts, uncles, cousins
and many nieces and nephews.
Bourassa had many family and
friends who will love and miss
him dearly, the family said.
Graveside services will be held
at 11 a.m. Thursday in Oaklawn
Cemetery, 4801 San Jose Blvd.
Services under the direction of
Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.


GuY L. FORNES, JR.

Guy L. Fornes, Jr., died March to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the
6, 2007. A longtime Beaches res- funeral home.
ident, Fomes was a former vice Arrangements entrusted to
president for Ocean State Bank. Beaches Chapel by Hardage-
A gathering of family and Giddens Funeral Home,
friends will be held from 5 p.m. Jacksonville Beach.


JAMES JONES NIMMO

James Jones Nimmo died arch ously served as a deacon and
11, 2007. He was born Sept. 30, elder in The Free Church of
1920 in Glasgow, Scotland. Scotland, Campbeltown, Argyll
Nimmo was the husband for Scotland.
59 years of the late Helen Nimmo was a member of the
Nimmo(nee Elder), also from Royal Association of Buffs,
Glasgow,Scotland. He is sur- Caledonia 4847. He served in
vived by his son, James A. the British Army during World
Nimmo; daughters, Helen P War II as part of the Royal
Dunning (Craig) and Gloria A Highlanders Division.
Nowland; grandchildren, A memorial service will be
Harlan J. Peterson (Carolyn), held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at
Paul S. Peterson (Carla) and Bethlehem Lutheran Church,
Benjamin L. Nowland (Hillary); 8th Avenue North, Jacksonville
and great-grandchildren Ashley, Beach. Memorial contributions
Cameron, Andrew, Emma and may be made to Northeast
D.J. Community Hospice, 4266
Nimmo was a Master Mason Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL
and lifetime member at St. 32257.
John's Lodge, Campbeltown, Arrangements entrusted to
Argyll, Scotland; member of Beaches Chapel by Hardage-
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Giddens Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach; and previ- Jacksonville Beach.


CLARK PORTER

Clark Porter, son of Atlas and ing Parkinson's disease in 1986,
Ruth Porter, died March 8, he continued to play tennis
2007. He was born July 7\1927- .long past expectations ignd
in Roe, Ark. e .- never stopped dancing. |
Porter attended Hendrix Porter is survived by his wife,
College at the age of 16. He Mary Jane; two sons, Corky
served in the U.S. Navy in the and Clay; and four grandchil-
Pacific Theater in World War II, dren, Clark, Anna, Richard and
volunteering at the age of 17. Robbie. As the Nancy Griffith
He graduated from Southern song goes, "Leavin' never hurt
Methodist University in 1949. as much as being left behind."
Porter married Mary Jane' He will be sorely missed by
Hawley of Texarkana, Tex., his those he left behind, said the
life-long companion, in 1950. family.
Renowned for his winning Porter was a member of
smile, irresistible charm and Peachtree Presbyterian Church.
integrity, he co-founded In lieu of flowers, those who
Atlanta Commercial Tire wish to make some gesture in
Company, one of the largest his memory are requested by
independent tire dealerships in the family to make a donation
the southeastern United States. to National Parkinson
Porter, who led a vigorous Foundation, Inc. Office of
life, was an avid tennis player Development, 1501 NW 9th
well into his 60s. When he and Ave./Bob Hope Road, Miami,
his wife danced, which they FL 33136-1494.
did at every opportunity, it Arrangements by Beaches
made others want to dance, Chapel by Hardage-Giddens,
the family said. Diagnosed Jacksonville Beach.
with the persistently debilitat-


MARY FORTNER TEVEPAUGH


Mary Fortner Tevepaugh, 100,
died March 5, 2007 in Baptist
Medical Center Beaches. She
was born Dec. 12, 1906 in
Cabarrus County, N.C. and was
a long-time resident of
Kannapolis, N.C.
After the death of her hus-
band, Tevepaugh moved in
1985 to Atlantic Beach to live
with her son Billy and wife
Peggy. She was a member of the
Community Presbyterian
Church family, of faith, an active
member of the Atlantic Beach
Garden Circle and a life member
of Ribault Garden Club.
Tevepaugh is survived by son
Billy and wife Peggy (Hall); three


Grandsons, Steven, David and
Timothy; and five great-grand-
children, Will; Andy, Katie,
Chris and Mark.
A memorial service will be
held at 11 a.m. Saturday in
Community Presbyterian
Church, Atlantic Beach.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Community Presbyterian,
Church (Building Fund), 150
Sherry Dr., Atlantic Beach, FL
32233 or The Mission House,
800 Shetter Ave., Jacksonville
Beach, FL. 32250.
Services under the direction of
Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.


the industry and had his
reports published in trade jour-
nals. He was a 32nd degree
Mason.
Survivors include his wife,
Wanda Lee Moore; two daugh-
ters, Patricia A. Wertz (Edward)
and Melanie Do (Joseph); a
brother, David Moore; two sis-
ters, Anna Biggs and Mary Ann
Swords; four grandchildren,
Deborah Baker (Ron), Sandy
Baker, Billy Baker and Kim
Wertz; and one great-grandson,
Will Workman.
Funeral services were held
Monday at Hardage-Giddens
Funeral Home, 4115 Hendricks
Ave.- Interment followed in
Oaklawn Cemetery. The family
received friends one hour prior
to the service at the funeral
home.


by JOHNNY WOODHOUSE
ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Ashley Mills hit the ground
running last year as a summer
intern at The Beaches Leader.
The University of Florida sen-
ior honors student wrote three
bylined stories during her first
week on the job and even
earned a page 1 photo credit.
A journalism major at UF,
Mills went on to. contribute a
host of stories and photos for
the paper over a three-month
period, everything from fea-
tures to sports to column writ-
ing.
The 22-year-old Jacksonville
resident grew up in Atlanta and
was contemplating a career as a
magazine feature writer.
Sadly, that dream was dashed
when Ms. Mills and her college
roommate, Christina Pitcher,
22, were killed Saturday after-
noon in a freak auto accident
on the Florida Turnpike.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, Pitcher's sport
utility vehicle was struck from
behind during a six-vehicle
pileup 11 miles north of Fort
Pierce. Both Ms. Pitcher and
Ms. Mills, who was a passenger,
were flown to Holmes Regional
Medical Center in Melbourne,
where they died.
The young women were on
their way to Pitcher's Pompano
Beach home for Spring Break.
Ms. Mills was on track to
graduate this summer with a
degree in journalism and had
planned to study abroad in.
Spain, beginning this May.
"She told me, 'I want to do
something great with my life. I
don't want to waste it,' "
Ashley's mother, Carolyn
Williams, said Monday from
her Jacksonville home.
"She was very mature for her
age. She was like a 30-year-old


Richard
E. Patter-
son, 76, of
Jackson-
ville Beach
died March
S.,.'. 8, 2007T He,
.. was born ir'a
S Lynn
Mass. and
was a veter-
an of the
Korean
War. Patterson graduated
Leland Powers School of Radio.
Theater and Television and had
a brief broadcasting career. A
longtime resident of
Jacksonville Beach, he had
been an active member of the
United Brotherhood of
Carpenters and Joiners of
America.
Patterson was a devoted hus-
band and grandfather, a loving
father and brother, and an
involved and loving uncle, said
the family. He is survived by
his wife of 53 years, Harriet
Patterson; son and daughter-
in-law, Richard and Jane Clark
of Northborough, Mass.; sister,
Rosalie Normandeau of
Jacksonville; granddaughter,
Laura Clark; grandson.
Brennan Clark; and numerous
nieces, nephews and close
friends. He was preceded in
death by his parents, Charles
and Florence. Patterson (nee
Welch) of Lynn, Mass.; his sis-
ters, Ginny Pope and Natalie
Liztkow; and his brother,
Benny Patterson.
SPatterson, always gregarious,
enjoyed a full life of close fam-
ily and many dear friends, the
family said.
Graveside services, with full


MICHAEL BRYANT

Michael Bryant died March
1, 2007. He was born July 19,
1952 in Norwich, Conn.
Bryant cherished his family
and the Lord, said his family.
He was a devoted son, broth-
er, brother-in-law, uncle and
friend, the family said.
Bryant is survived by his
mother, Mary Bryant; father,
James Bryant; son, Jason
Bryant; brother, Jack Bryant
(Dianie Bryant); sister,
Tammy Bryant-Ryan (James
Ryan); nieces, Natalie Davis
(Jason Davis), Jacqueline
Bryant and Rachel Broom;
nephews, Matthew Broom,
Nathan Ryan and Marcus
Vencito.
A memorial service is
scheduled in the chapel of the
funeral home at 2 p.m.
Thursday..
Arrangements entrusted to
Beaches Chapel by Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.


Ashley Mills

when she was 6."
Jessica Mills, 26, said her
younger sister "blossomed into
a mature and confident
woman" the past two school
years at Florida, where she was
on the dean's list and was a
recent contributor to campus
newspaper, "The Independent
Florida Alligator."
"She had an article on organ-
ic food published and had
recently written a story on cave
diving," Jessica Mills of
Decatur, Ga., said.
"She texted me [on Friday]
when Florida played Georgia
[in the SEC basketball tourna-
ment] and said, 'Georgia is
going down.' And I said, '1
think you're right.' "
A former high school cheer-
leader and National Honor
Society member, Ms. Mills
attended the University of
Delaware for two years before
transferring to Florida, where
she volunteered for Habitat for
Humanity.
She was recommended tc
The Leader by her grandfather,
G. Lee Williams, a retired
Atlanta newspaper executive.
Ms. Mills thrived on deadline
pressure, her mother said, 'and


military honors, were held
March 10 in'H. Warren Smith
Cemetery.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.


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loved to share anecdotes about
her internship at the paper,
including the time Ms. Mills
ran up the Palm Valley bridge
barefooted to snap a photo of a
fast-moving police motorcade.
She was a quick study when
it came to reporting.
During a 12-week, paid
internship, Ms. Mills covered
stories for every major section
of the paper, including busi-
ness, education and the arts.
Her first bylined story was on
Fletcher High's annual Milk Jug
race in May 2006. She also
wrote an article on a rash of
alligators attack in the state and
capped the month by covering
Fletcher's graduation cere-
monies.
In June, Ms. Mills con-
tributed a string of front-page
Photos for the paper, and
penned a feature story on a
breast cancer sufferer who
S taught yoga in Neptune Beach.
For the June 30 edition, Ms.
Mills shot the lead photo for
the front page and a secondary
page 1 photo. Her photo credit
also appeared on two of the
f paper's inside pages.


John F
Danger, Jr.,
75, of
; Jacksonville
Beach died
March 9,
2007. He was
preceded in
death by his
parents, Jack
and Jane
Danger, and brother, Robert
Danger.
Danger served in the U.S. Air
Force and was a veteran of the
Korean War. He retired from the
Air Force in 1994. Danger and
his wife traveled around the
United States in their RV.
Danger is survived by his wife
of 53 years, Florence Danger;
son, Michael Danger of
Princeton, Minn.; daughter,
Lori Danger of Jacksonville;
son, Jeffrey Danger of
Jacksonville; grandsons, Jacob
and Joshua; and granddaughter,
*Elizabeth. He also is survived by


On July 7, Ms. Mills filed
page 1 stories for both The
Beaches Leader and the Ponte
Vedra Leader and wrote about
solar water heating for the busi-
ness page on July 12.
She wrapped up her intern-
ship with a flurry in late July
with lead stories on the front
page, the community section
and the sports section.
Ms. Mills also contributed to
two special sections, the "2006
Hurricane Guide" and
"Information Please!"
She was hoping to intern at
an Atlanta-area magazine this
summer, and was also consider-
ing law school, her mother
said.
"She saw herself as a feature
writer," added Carolyn
Williams.
"She said she had a lot more
to learn. She wanted to contin-
ue to grow."
A visitation service for Ms.
Mills is 6 p.m. Friday at
Hardage-Giddens Funeral
Home on Edgewood Avenue in
Jacksonville. A memorial serv-
ice is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at
the same location.


a sister, Joan Miska of Redwood
Falls, Minn.; and brother,
Charles Danger of Portland,
Ore.
Danger was a loving, caring
and devoted husband, father
and grandfather who was dearly
loved by his family and every-
one who had the honor of
knowing him, said the family.
He had a wonderful sense of
humor and zest for life. He will
be sorely missed, the family
said.
Memorial services will be
held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at
Isle of Faith Methodist Church,
1821 San Pablo Road,
Jacksonville. A reception will
follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Isle of Faith Methodist Church
to be distributed among the
many needs of the church.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home; Jacksonville Beach.
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Wednesday, March 14
Diabetic Shoe Clinic: A diabetic shoe clinic will be held from
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center.
Diabetics who are Medicare eligible are entitled to a pair of ther-
apeutic shoes and three pairs of inserts per year, paid by
Medicare. Bring Medicare number, primary doctor's name and
telephone number when attending the shoe clinic. Call 270-
1688 for information.

Fun with Flowers: Dale Ellis and Rose Rotondo, from The
Flower Shop at the Ponte Vedra Inn, present "Springing
Forward" at 10 a.m. at the Ribault Garden Club, 705 2nd St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. The cost for this Fun with Flowers program
is $15, and reservations are a must. Attendees are asked to pro-
vide their own clippers. For information, call 221-5191.

Newcomers of the Beaches: Newcomers of the Beaches, an
organization for women who are new to the area, holds its
monthly luncheon at 11 a.m. at the Casa Marina Hotel, 691 1st
Street N., Jacksonville Beach. The Cummer Museum's director of
education, Hope McMath, will tell attendees about the museum
and how they can become involved in its Very Special Arts
Annual Festival. Luncheon tickets are $20. Call Bonnie Lynch at
821-9002 for membership information.

United Way: United Way of St. Johns County celebrates its
50th Annual Meeting at 12 p.m. at the World Golf Village
Convention Center. The public is cordially invited. The cost is
$20 per person and $160 for a table of eight. For information or
reservations, call the United Way at 904-829-9721.

VFW: The Ladies Auxiliary of Greater Beaches VFW Post 3270
meets at 7 p.m. at 915 8th Ave. S., Jacksonville Beach.' Members



MEETINGS


UNIQUE MUSICAL AND

VISUAL EXPERIENCE

Singer, songwriter and activist Anne Feeney and
Swedish artist Julie Leonardsson team up at 2 p.m. in
the Andrew Robinson Jr. Student Life Center (Building
14), Room 1700, on the University of North Florida
campus. Feeney is better known as
"the Union Maid." Leonardsson,
her husband, will feature his art-
work, which has a labor
and work theme. The event
is free and open to the
public. For information,
contact Stan Swart at
S904-620-1654 or
sswart@unf.edu.


are encouraged to bring a guest. For information, call 249-7366.

Wine Tasting at Shelby's: Wine tasting and live music at
Shelby's Coffee Shoppe is offered from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A
variety of wines will be available to taste, and music will be pro-
vided by "The Mix", an acoustic group featuring classic and soft
rock. Shelby's is at 200 First Street, Neptune Beach.

Thursday, March 15

Cocktails & Creatives: AIGA Jacksonville.will host designers,
photographers, artists and advertising executives for "Cocktails
& Creatives" from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Fionn McCool's in
Jacksonville Beach. The event if for the local design community.
For information, visit www.jacksonville.aiga.org or call 904-398-
3699, ext. 3.

Healing Arts: Dr. Andrea Schaeffer-Pautz of Persephone
Healing Arts Center hosts an open house from 6 p.m. to 7:30
p.m. at the center, 485 6th Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach. For
information, call 246-3583.

Photography at GTM: The photography of Daryl LaBello and
Christine Simonetti will be on display at the GTM
Environmental Education Center's auditorium through June 14.
LaBello, who has been a nature and fine art photographer for
the last 10 years, teaches Digital Photography in the
Communications Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University. The work of both artistic photographers is available
for purchase. The GTM Reserve Environmental Education
Center is at 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach.

Sassy Tappers: The "Sassy Tappers" of the Neptune Beach
Senior Activity Center perform for the Sawgrass Players Club
Women's Association at 10:30 a.m. at the Cultural Center at
Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way. The SPCWA meeting
begins at 10 a.m.

Friday, March 16
First Coast Suifriders: First Coast Surfrider's second annual
Black Tie and Baggies fundraiser will be held from 8 p.m. to 11
p.m. at the Ribault Garden Club, 705 2nd Ave N., Jacksonville
Beach. The gala is open to the public and for all ages. Tickets are
available in advance or at the door: $20 for food, beer and wine
or $10 for food and soda. Dress code is "formal surf wear." The
event is sponsored by Venus Swimwear and will feature live
music by ACME, a silent auction and raffle. For tickets and infor-
mation, contact Julie at 904-241-5284. For information about
First Coast Surfrider, contact Rhea Drysdale at 904-742-6477.

Fleet Reserve: Fleet Reserve Association Branch 290, 390
Mayport Road, Atlantic Beach, offers a Ladies Auxiliary Steak
($10 donation) or Fish Dinner ($8 donation) from 5 p.m. to 8
p.m. March 16, and Fish Fry ($10 donation) from 5 p.m. to 8
p.m. March 23. The Ladies Auxiliary holds a prime rib dinner
($10 donation) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 31. The public is
invited, and take-out orders are available. Saturday activities,
from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., are Music by Doug March 17 and Music
by Fuzzy March 24. For information, call 246-6855.

Saturday, March 17
Air Potato Rodeo: Fort Mose Historic State Park, in partner-
ship with the Fort Mose Historical Society, will host an Air
Potato Rodeo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is open to new
and previous potato pickers, and admission into the park is free
for participants. Volunteers will be treated to lunch, but partici-
pants are asked to bring work gloves. Fort Mose Historic State
Park is east of U.S. 1 on Saratoga Boulevaid in St: Aurglsttne-


Wednesday
Art Association: The Pablo
Towers Art Association meets
from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call
246-4158 for information.

Ballroom Dancing:
Ballroom dancing is offered at
7:30 p.m. at the Beaches Senior
Center, 281 19th Avenue S.,
Jacksonville Beach. The cost is
$4. For information, call 241-
3796.

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
information.

Family Fun Hour: Guana
Tolomato Matanzas National
Estuarine Research Reserve
(GTMNERR) hosts a Family
Fun Hour the third Wednesday
of each month. The once-a-
month event is open to the
public, including large groups.
However, children ages 3 to 10
must be accompanied by a par-
ent. All materials for the event
will be supplied. Participation
is free, but registration is
required by contacting the
GTMNERR at 904-823-4500.

Music Appreciation: The
Jewish Community Alliance
brings music to life the second
Wednesday of each month.
Music appreciation will be
held from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The annual fee is $10 for mem-
hers, $15 for non-members.
JCA is located at 8505 San Jose
Blvd. For information, call
904-730-2100, ext. 221.

Ribault Garden Club: The
Ribault Garden Club holds
'Fun with Flowers" the second
Wednesday of the month,
October through April, in its
clubhouse at 705 2nd Ave. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. A different
flower designer appears each
month. Everyone who attends
goes home with a floral
arrangement. The cost is $15
ier person. For information,
call 246-4641.

Toastmasters of Ponte
Vedra: Toastmasters of Ponte
Vedra meets from 7:30 a.m. to
8:45 a.m. in the administra-
tion building of the Ponte


Vedra Inn and Club. Coffee is
served. For more information,
call Michael Steele at 904-910-.
1982 or visit http://pontve-
drabeach.freetoasthost.net.

Yoga at Guana: Hatha Yoga
classes are offered at 5:30 p.m.
at the Guana Tolomato
Matanzas (GTM)
Environmental Education
Center. Sally and Spring
Saldana, a mother-daughter
team, are the instructors. The
cost is $10 per class, which
lasts 75 minutes. Participants
need to bring a mat, beach
towel and water. For informa-
tion, call 904-823-4500.

Yoga for Health: Yoga for
Health & Healing is offered
from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
at the Neptune Beach Senior
Activity Center. The class is
designed for th6se reluctant to
attend a regular class but want
Sto learn the fundamentals of
yoga. For information, contact
Leslie Lyne at the Senior
Activity Center, 270-1688, or
call the teacher, Nancy
Rathburn, at 386-6453.

Thursday

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.

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. For infor-
mation, call Margaret at 280-
0871.

River City G.O.P.: Mike
Hogan and Sheriff John
Rutherford are guest speakers
for the March 15 meeting of
the River City Republican Club
at the Regency-area Piccadilly
Restaurant, 200 Monument
Road. The event begins at 7
p.m. Hogan will discuss issues
.before the Tax and Budget
Reform Commission in
Tallahassee, a commission on
which he serves. Rutherford,


the Duval County sheriff cur-
rently in his 32nd year of law
enforcement, is the featured
speaker. He will talk about cur-
rent law enforcement issues in
Jacksonville. All are welcome
to attend.
The River City Republican
Club meets every third
Thursday at the Piccadilly.
Activities begin at 6 p.m. with
dinner and music by the River
City Republican Band. Local,
state and national guest speak-
ers highlight the meetings. For
information, call RCRC presi-
dent George Davenport at 221-
1617 or membership commit-
tee chairperson Mary Jane
Travis at 246-3821.

Friday
Exchange Club: The
Exchange Club of the
Jacksonville Beaches, a non-
profit service organization
that's been active in the
Beaches communities since
1980, meets each week from
7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the
Sea Turtle Inn. First-time visi-
tors receive a free breakfast.
The club website, for informa-
tion about upcoming speakers
and programs, is
wwwj axbeachexchangeclub.c
om. Chris Hamilton of T
Mobile is the March 9 speaker.
The Exchange Club raises
about $35,000 annually and
distributes those funds to a
variety of Beaches causes. For
information or to join, contact
Jack Morison at 904-318-7162
or at jmorison@jaxbeachex-
changeclub.com.

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.
River City Singles Clubi 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.


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Author at Bookmark: Bill (G.W.) Reynolds will be at The
Bookmark starting at 12 p.m. to sign copies of his latest Jetty
Man book about Mayport, called "Ditch Walker." The Bookmark
is at 299 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. For information, call
241-9026.

Helping Hands: A St. Patrick's Day bazaar will be held from 8
a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jacksonville Beaches Woman's Club, locat-
ed at 1315 2nd Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach. All proceeds go to
support Helping Hands Village, which provides housing for
homeless families with children while they transition to self-suf-
ficiency. Many quality items will be available at the bazaar.

Music for Lent: The Orange Park Chorale presents Music for
Lent at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea, Ponte Vedra Beach.
The performance, under the direction of Carole Clifford, fea-
tures "Requiem" by Gabriel Faure and welcomes organist
Timothy Tuller to Jacksonville. Admission is free, but donations
will be accepted. For information, call 904-246-0711.

St. Patrick's Yard Sale: The Democratic Executive Committee
holds a two-day St. Patrick's Yard Sale at its headquarters, 6629
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. Hours of the sale are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 721-
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Navy corpsman Jim Gibson works with son, Adrian, 10, in a Kid-Jitsu class at Neptune Beach. Gibson is an instructor.


Kid-Jitsu classes offered at local gym


by CHUCK ADAMS
STAFF WRITER

Ten-year-old Adrian
Gibson is one of five
children of Navy
corpsman Jim
Gibson, the main Kid-Jitsu
instructor at Jacksonville
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in
Neptune Beach.
Adrian, a twin, has
Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder
(ADHD); to the extent, his
father said, that he "was
extremely shy and has been
on medications for his con-
dition for years with no


improvement."
"Through [jiu-jitsu] train-
ing, my son has done better
at school than he ever has,
and his confidence has
soared off the scales,"
Adrian is an orange-white
belt, as are his brothers
Andrew and Kevin. There
are 10 levels of Kid-Jitsu.
Razhee and Devin
Williams, ages 11 and 9,
also attend Kid-Jitsu classes.
"My grandchildren love
jiu-jitsu," said their grand-
mother, Shar'ron Hood.
It gives them a lot of
discipline. It trains them to
do a lot of things from the


perspective of self-defense.
"I think this is the best
sport for the average kid,"
said gym owner Larry'
Shealy, who introduced the
style late last year.
Shealy has studied with
jiu-jitsu champion Royce
Gracie for 12 years.
In January, Shealy certi-
fied 18 instructors in Kid-
Jitsu.
He has another seminar
scheduled April 20-22.
Kids start as early as 4
years old. When they reach
their mid teens, they are
promoted to the adult pro-
gram.


Shealy has created a Kid-
Jitsu DVD and an instruc-
tors manual.
"Our motto is 'Leave your
ego at the door,' Shealy
said.
"We've turned a lot of
kids around. They know the
rules. If someone's talking
in line, they're going to do
hindu squats or pushups."
Gibson is assigned to
Commander Destroyer
Squadron 14 at Mayport.
"I was trying to find a
program for my children. I
had four kids I wanted to
train. All my children bene-
fit from it."


photo by CHUCK ADAMS'
Billie Hancock talks about her book, "Lobstering with My
Papa," Monday at the Palm Valley Community Center.

Valley gathering hears

tales of animals, mystery!


by CHUCK ADAMS
STAFF 11.WRITER

Several animals took center
stage Monday evening when
eight Beaches authors seven
of them from the Ponte Vedra
area talked about their pub-
lished works at the Palm Valley
Community Center.
There was a manatee that got
lost and was flown back to its
habitat. There was a curious cat
and its mystical adventures,
and a lobster whose tale teach-
es that "working hard is good
for you," said its author, Billie
Hancock.
"It's my grandson's story
about lobstering with his
grandpa his papa," Hancock
said of "Lobstering with My
Papa."
"It's a gentle story, tells you
[to] . take time each day to
think. And nothing in life is
free."
The authors gathered at the
center on Canal Boulevard to
share their works at the


monthly meeting of the Palm
Valley Community
Association.
There were a number of mys-
tery stories: a series of five by
retired Navy officer William
Kerr, a series of two by long-
time Palm Valley resident Mary-
Kohnke, and one by Vic
DiGenti, whose two
"Windrusher" books chronicle
the capers of a feline of the,
same name.
Ken Gorman has published
two books about someone
named "Justice," Grahl
Barkoskie Neitz's book"
"Cabbageberries, Duck
Feathers and the Tides, a'
Collection of Palm Valley
Memories," is self-explanatory,
as is Bill West's work, "Camels
to Moses, West Texas in the
1880s."
One of the three books by
Jacksonville Beach resident'
John Oberheu is "The Manatee
That Flew." The others are
based on his memories as a
career biologist and lessons
from his grandchildren.


Former PV resident to demonstrate stir-fry


techniques at Ultimate Woman's Expo


by KATHY NICOLETTI
COLUMNIST
Former Ponte Vedra resident
Yvonne Stephens will demonstrate
techniques from her cookbook,
"Amazing 7 Minute Meals," at this
month's Ultimate Women's Expo at
the Prime Osborn Convention Center
in downtown Jacksonville.


Stephens is
scheduled to
appear at the
Expo Friday
and Saturday
March 23 and
24.
A culinary
science grad-
uate of The


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Art Institute of Philadelphia, Stephens
will share her ideas about healthful
cooking using the stir fry technique.
Stephens and her husband, John, for-
merly operated The Fitness Zone in
Jacksonville Beach. She said one of the
concerns of her former clients was los-
ing weight or maintaining a healthy
weight.
"The most common reason people
say they can't cook healthy meals is
they don't have enough time,"
Stephens said in a phone interview
from her home in New Jersey.
She wrote "Amazing 7 Minute Meals"
to provide easy and delicious stir fry
recipes that anyone can prepare in .


minutes.
"Healthy eating isn't bland,"
Stephens said.
Stir frying cooks food quickly and,
according to Stephens, "results in bet-
ter taste, less destruction of nutrients,
and slower digestion."
Although stir frying is an Asian tech-
nique, it is adaptable to many other
world cuisines.
Stephens, who is a native of The
Netherlands, traveled to more
than 25 countries to learn about
food and do research for her cook-
Sbook.
Stir fry recipes from the
S Mediterranean, the Caribbean,
and Mexico are among those fea-
tured in "Amazing 7 Minute
Meals."
A few examples are Hawaiian Pork
Stir Fry, Chicken and Ratatouille Stir
Fry, North African Lamb Stir Fry, and
Key West Shrimp Stir Fry.
Also in the cookbook are Asian dish-
es, such as the traditional Vietnamese
dish Bo Xao Ot, and chapters on stir
fry desserts and sauces.
"Amazing 7 Minute Meals" has infor-
mation about herbs, spices, hot pep-
pers, vegetables, fruit, pastas, and noo-
dles that are ingredients in the recipes.
Some are familiar to most American
cooks, but Stephens provides helpful
information to acquaint readers with
some of the more exotic ingredients in
the recipes.


She also includes a shopping list for
each recipe in the cookbook along
with estimated prep and cooking
times. There are helpful tips on cutting
and chopping techniques, creating
spice blends, and kitchen tools.
At the Ultimate Women's Expo,
Stephens will demonstrate the prepara-
tion of recipes from her cookbook. Her
hope, she said, is that people who
watch the demonstrations will be able
to say "I can do that."

The following are recipes from
"Amazing 7 Minute Meals." More infor-
mation is available at Stephen's website
www.getrealhealthyfood.com.

Hawaiian Pork Stir Fry

8-12 oz. lean pork, cut into bite-size
pieces
1 red onion, small diced
1 bell pepper, sliced thin
1 cup pineapple, small diced
2 T macadamia nuts, chopped
Hawaiian sea salt and black pepper
to taste
Cut ingredients into desired sizes.
Add a little cooking oil or cooking
spray to pan. Heat pan to 400
degrees/high heat.
Add pork and onion. Stir around for
2 minutes to brown on all sides.


See RECIPES, A-10


Photo submitted
Cookbook author Yvonne Stephens will hold a book signing
from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Jacksonville
Beach Books-A-Million store.


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Becky Peters of Jacksonville
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their engagement to be mar-
ried.
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of Jacksonville Beach. She
graduated from Fletcher High
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May from the University of
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The groom-elect is the son of
Manuel Mendez Sr. of Orlando.
He is a 1997 graduate of Park
West High in New York and a
graduate of Hunter (N.Y.)
College. He is employed by
Convergy's.
The couple plan to wed Nov.
3, 2007, at Beach United
Methodist Church.


Brian Messina and Coral Williams

Williams-Messina


Coral Kathryne Williams of
Jacksonville Beach' and Brian
Joseph Messina of Jacksonville
have announced their engage-
ment to be married.
The bride-elect is a 2005
graduate of the University of
Florida and is attending Florida


PEOPLE

Charles Dickinson LaPrade,
18, of Boy Scout Troop 35
achieved the rank of Eagle
Scout on March 4 at Southside
United Methodist Church.
LaPrade, a senior at Episcopal
High, is the grandson of Edna
and Maxwell Dickinson of
Atlantic Beach.


Edward Porter and Donna Britton


Britton-Porter

Donna Britton and Edward by MWR at NAS Jacksonville.
Porter, both of Jacksonville, The groom-elect is the son of
have announced their engage- Fran and Wayland Porter of .'
ment to be married. Jacksonville Beach. He is
The bride-elect is the daugh- employed by Barco Duval.
ter of Martha Clark of The couple plan to wed on
Jacksonville. She is employed July 4, 2007, in Orange Park. Charles Dickinson LaPrade


Recipes: Key West Shrimp Stir-Fry


Cont. from page A-9
Add bell pepper and
pineapple. Stir around for 2
minutes.
Add nuts and seasoning to
taste. Stir around for an
additional 1 minute. Serve
over cooked rice of choice.

Chicken & Ratatouille
Stir-Fry

8-10 oz. chicken breast,
cut into bite-size pieces
1 eggplant, small cubed
one-half yellow and one-
half green squash, sliced into
half moons
1 onion, sliced thin
one-half of two varieties of
bell peppers, sliced thin
2 tomatoes, diced small
1 T garlic
1 T tomato paste
herbs: basil, oregano,
thyme to taste
Cut ingredients into
Desired sizes.
Add a little oil or cooking
spray to the pan. Heat pan
Sto 400 degrees/high heat.
Add chicken. Stir around
Sfor 2 minutes td brown on
* all sides.
Add eggplant, squash,
onion, bell peppers, tomato,
garlic, and tomato paste. Stir
around for 2 minutes.
SAdd herbs of choice, sea
; salt, and pepper to taste. Stir
around for an additional
minute. Serve over rice or
Smashed potatoes.

S North African Lamb Stir-
Fry
S8-12 oz. lamb, cut into bite
size pieces
1 cup carrots, shredded
one-half cup raisins,
- soaked and drained
S one-quarter cup pecans,
chopped
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. cloves, ground
1 tsp. honey
one-third cup pomegranate
Juice

Yogurt-Garlic Sauce:
2 cups plain yogurt
2 T garlic, minced


one-quarter tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. ground cloves
one-half tsp. cinnamon
optional: 1 tsp. cayenne
pepper
Cut all ingredients into
described cuts.
Add a little oil or cooking
spray to the pan. Heat pan
to 400 degrees/high heat.
Add lamb. Stir around for
2 minutes to brown on all
sides.
Add carrot. Add raisins
pecans, cinnamon, cloves,
honey, and pomegranate
juice. Stir around for 2 min-
utes.
To make Yogurt-Garlic
Sauce: Mix all ingredients
together well. For a spicy
version, add cayenne pepper.
Sauce can also be used with
grilled vegetables, cucumber
salad, and curried dishes.
Serve Lamb Stir-Fry over
couscous with yogurt garlic
sauce.

Bo Xao Ot Stir-Fry

8-10 oz. lean beef, cut in
bite size pieces
one-half each of a green,
orange, and yellow bell pep-
per; cut into thin strips
one-half T hot pepper,
finely chopped
1 T shallots, minced
2 T lemon grass, chopped
1 cup rice noodles, soaked
Marinade:
1 T each ginger and garlic
one-third cup low sodium
soy sauce
1 T star anise, ground
1 T coriander
Cut ingredients into
desired sizes. Mix marinade,
pour over meat and let mari-
nate for at least 1 hour.
Add a little oil or cooking
spray of your choice to the
pan. Heat pan to 400
degrees/high heat.
Add meat. Stir around for
2 minutes to brown on all
sides. Add bell peppers, shal-
lot, and hot pepper. Stir
around 2 minutes.
Add lemon grass. Stir
around for an additional


minute. Serve with rice noo-
dles soaked in water.

Key West Shrimp Stir-Fry
1 lb. shrimp, peeled and
deveined
1 red bell pepper, sliced
thin
1 radicchio, sliced
one-third cup pineapple,
small cubed
one-third cup watermelon,
small cubed
2 T fresh squeezed lime
juice
one-third cup coconut,
shredded
salt and pepper to taste
SCut ingredients into
desired sizes.
Add a little cooking oil or
cooking spray to pan. Heat
pan to 375 degrees/medium
high heat.
Add shrimp. Stir around
for 2 minutes,to brown on
all sides.
Add bell pepper, radicchio,
pineapple,. watermelon, ard
lime juice. Stir around for 2
minutes.
. Add coconut, season with
salt and pepper to taste. Stir
around for an additional
minute. Serve over rice or
pasta.

Colorful Mixed Berry
Stir-Fry

1 cup raspberries
1 cup blueberries
1 cup blackberries
1 cup strawberries, sliced
one-third cup mint leaves
1 tsp. lemon juice
pinch sugar
one-third cup Cognac
Cut ingredients into
desired sizes.
Add a little hazelnut or
walnut oil to the pan. Heat
pan to 325 degrees/medium
heat.
Add fruit. Stir around for 1
minute.
Add lemon juice, sugar,
and cognac. Stir around for
an additional minute or two.
Serve with frozen yogurt
and garnish with mint
leaves.


Coastal School of Law.
The groom-elect is a 2004
graduate of the University of
Florida and is employed by
Pulte Homes.
The couple plan to marry in
2009.


Jennifer Ann Wysocki of
Salem, N.J., and Clarence
Clinton Hitchner of
Jacksonville Beach were mar-
ried Friday, Feb. 23, at The
Rushes Restaurant in
Woodstown, N.J. Ellen
Pompper, mayor of Lower
Alloways Creek, officiated the
ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of
Thomas arid Mary Louise
Wysocki of Salem, N.J. She.
graduated from St. James High,
School and is currently
employed as a marketing proj-
ect manager at AstraZeneca for
the oncology department.
The groom is the son of


Clarence (Butch) and Bernice
Hitchner of Alloway, N.J. He
graduated from Woodstown
High School and earned a busi-
ness degree at Wesley College.
He is employed by the United
States Coast Guard as a heavy
weather coxswain in
Jacksonville.
Crystelle Spinnler of
Wilmington, Del., was matron
of honor. Patrick Freeman of
Alloway, N.J., was best man.
Sean Smith, the bride's son,
was the ring bearer.
The couple spent their hon-
eymoon at Walt Disney World
in Orlando.


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Nathan Georgette (right) stands with other winners of the Feb. 1 River Region East Science Fair from
Nease High (from left) George Erickson, Christian Middleton and Jonathan Gendzier.


Herd: Science project heads to international fair


Improvements on tap
Several changes at Ponte
Vedra-Palm Valley/Rawlings
Elementary School are
planned based on input from
school advisory parent sur-
veys.
According to the school's
Feb. 28 newsletter, the follow-
ing improvements are
planned:
Cameras with monitoring
equipment will be installed at
the front doors of both school
buildings;
Fencing will be installed
on the west side of the cam-
pus at the wooded property;
Playground equipment
will be improved;
Organic milk is offered for
sale, and
Student lunch accounts
will be accessible online
beginning next school year.

Top 3 teachers named
The three finalists for the
2006-2007 St. Johns County
Teacher of the Year are
Darlene Conner of Hartley
Elementary School, Ilinke
Royse of R. B. Hunt
Elementary School and
Cheryl Laubacker of Osceola


Elementary School, all in St.
Augustine.
The winner will be
announced at the Northrop
Grumman Teacher
Celebration Banquet March
27 at First Coast Technical
Institute.

Nease prom next week
Nease High School's prom
will be held Friday, March 23,
at the University of North
Florida. Students are expected
to attend school that day but
may check out after third
period with a parent's note,
Principal Linda Thomson
said. Notes should be taken
to the media center before
school that day.

Landwirth to visit Nease
Henri Landwirth,, a Ponte
Vedra Beach resident who sur-
vived the Nazi death camps
during World War II, is sched-
uled to speak to 10th grade
English and 11th and 12th
grade social studies students
at Nease High School next
month. The assembly is
scheduled 1:30 p.m. April 18.


Continued from A-1
recent interview, he discovered
that previous models used a
constant for the threshold of
immunizations needed to con-
tain an outbreak.
"I thought that couldn't be
possible," Georgette said. In
his reasoning, the number of
needed immunizations would
drop as the spread of the dis-
ease slowed.
: "So I came up with models
that would take that into
account," he said.
He used data from the World
Health Organization and per-
formed his research under the
direction ,Qf, Nease.. science
teachers Sally Mitalas and
Steve Lyons.
Georgette said he plans to
,become a doctor and imple-
ment policies to stop the
spread of disease.
Asked whether she inspired


her son in his research,
Georgette's mother, Diane
Mutolo said, "Nathan is more
my inspiration."
"He is a genuinely caring
person, and he is concerned
about world health issues and
impoverished nations and
Aids in Africa and world
hunger," Mutolo said.
"All these things are very
important to him."
She had no answer to the
question of where her son.got
his math skills.
"I'm a lawyer; his father is a
journalist [sports editor for the
Orlando Sentinel]. We are nei-
ther mlgthea0qians or doc-
tors," Mutolo said.
Georgette said he is inspired
by the many books he has read
on world health issues such as,
"Mountains Beyond
Mountains: The Quest of Dr.
Paul Farmer, A Man Who


BIRTHS


Joel and Cindi Burck Alsobrook announce the birth of a son,
Slater John Alsobrook, on Feb. 21, 2007, at Baptist Medical
Center Beaches.
He was 7 pounds, 10 ounces and 19.7 inches long. He joins
brothers Samuel, 4, and Seth, 2.
Maternal grandparents are John and Jayne Burck of Sycamore,
Kan., and Daniel and Connie App of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Paternal grandparents are Glen and Elaine Alsobrook of
Atlanta, Ga.


Heather and Jason Krynock of Atlantic Beach announce the
birth of a son, Jaiden Israel Krynock, on Friday, Feb. 23, 2007,
at Baptist Medical Center Beaches.
He was 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long. Maternal
grandparents are Greg and Janet McIlroy of Neptune Beach.
Paternal grandparents are Cliff and Victoria Krynock of Atlantic
Beach.


PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME
ePre-School Storytime is
offered at 10:30 a.m. on
Tuesday. For information, call
273-8055 (Marsh Landing
store) and 805-0004 (Regency).

CULTURAL CENTER
OFFERINGS
*Super Second Saturday
Family Art Days are offered on
a drop-in basis from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. April 14 and May 12.
Family Art Days are designed
for the whole family to partici-
pate in studio art projects and
for adults to learn about young
children's artistic growth. The
cost to members is $5 per
child; for non-member, it's $7
per child.
*Spring Break Arts Camp
(ages 4 to 10). Creative hours
are from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
for ages 4 and 5 and from 9
a.m. to-2 p.m. for ages 6 to 10
April 2 through April 6. The'
cost to members is $35 a day;
for non-members, it's $45 a
day.
For information on all three
offerings, call 280-0614.

*Spring Break Camp at
MOSH: The Museum of
Science and History hosts
"Spring Into Science" camp
March 19-23.
Call 396-MOSH[6674], ext.
230 for details.

*Cummer Museum of Art &
Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave.,
Jacksonville, 904-355-0630.
-An arts festival for chil-
dren with disabilities will be
held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
April 2 to April 5. The 13th
annual VSA Arts Festival pro-
vides meaningful art experi-
ences for disabled youngsters.
Admission and all activities is
free.
-Drop-In Art -in the
Afternoon, for ages 4 to 8, is
held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday. Activity is based on
the national Start With The
Arts program. Each week, chil-
dren explore the galleries or
gardens and experiment with a
different art process. There is
no pre-registration; early


Would Cure the World."
The book details work in
Haiti, Peru and Russia done by
Farmer, who helped found the
international health and social
justice organization Partners
in Health in 1987.
Georgette said the book was
on his brother Luke's summer
reading list at Stanford
(California) University, where
he is a freshman.
Georgette said he hopes to
attend Johns Hopkins
University in Baltimore or a
university with a medical
school.
At Nease, Georgette is on the
aktam, ard 1e,,cpiti pes
piano lessons he started at the
age of 4.
He also expressed his con-
cerns about world issues when
he won the annual St. Johns
County Martin Luther King Jr.
essay contest in January.'


His essay focused on how
King inspired a vision for per-
sons to address issues such as
the humanitarian crisis in
Darfur and the HIV/Aids pan-
demic in Africa.
Georgette has competed in
the state science fair every year
since he was eligible in the
sixth grade at Landrum Middle
School. He did a series of
bridge projects at Landrum for
which he won the state sci-
ence fair twice.
This will be his first trip to
the international fair, for
which St. Johns County is pay-
ing his expenses.
.."'I,want to be a doctor and
specialize in infectious disease
or public health because I'm
interested in being able to help
more than one person at a
time," said Georgette. "It just
became a personal interest of
mine."


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Struggles continue for Nease baseball


By DAVID ROSENBLUM
SPORTS WRITER

Eight games into the 2007
season and the Nease High
School baseball team finds
itself in the one streak it
would rather not be in a
losing streak.
Following last Friday night's
3-0 loss to district rival Clay
High School, the Panthers are
still searching for their first
win of the season.
"We're a very inexperienced,
young team this year," first-
year Nease head coach Lee
Geiger said.
"We have only a few guys
that really have some experi-
ence at this level. We've just
been making 'inexperience'
mistakes, not making the big
plays and not getting those
big hits when we need them."
Starting pitcher Tommy
Kratzert had a rough start after
giving up a home run to
Clay's Kyle Hutchings, the sec-
ond batter of the game, and
put Nease down 1-0 early on.
Kratzert rebounded but gave
up runs to the Blue Devils'
Mike McCafferty and Ben
Carter in the third and fourth
innings, respectively, before
being relieved by Zach Gray,
who held Clay
scoreless --
throughout the
remainder of
the ballgame.
"I like how ,.
he (Kratzert)
rebounded
after the home
run," Geiger
said. "He came
back and struck
the next guy
out."
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record fell to 0- PANTHEl
2 after the
loss.
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Photo by ROB DeANGELO
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High pitcher Marshall Stalvey during the second inning Friday.
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each picked up
a hit for
Nease.
"Their pitch-
er was just
outstanding,"
Geiger said.
"He threw all
this stuff at us,
just keeping
our guys
guessing the
entire game.
He's a very
good pitch-
er."
The loss
drops Nease
to an 0-8
record this
"including
four losses
within the
district. The
rough start to
the season is
particularly
tough to
swallow for
the program
that went 21-'
3 and fin-
ished as run-


ner up in the district last year
while advancing to the region-
al finals.
On Monday night the
Panthers made it nine losses':
in a row as they were clipped:
by Providence, 6-5.
Junior Zach Gray (0-1) took-
the loss for Nease, as
Providence pounded out 11
hits to plate six runs.
The Panthers were held
scoreless through five innings-
before pushing two runs :
across in the sixth and three
more in the top half of the
seventh to make it a 6-5 ball-.
game.
Gray clubbed a double in
the losing effort as Nease bat-
ters collected a total of six
hits.
Nease will travel to St. Johns
County foe Menendez High
School this Friday for a district
match-up. First pitch is set for
7 p.m.
Next week, the Panthers will
take part in the Terry Parker
Tournament, with the opening
.rounds scheduled for Monday.
and championship and conso-
lation finals on March 24.
Times and opponents have yet
to be determined.


LOCAL ROUNDUP


Panthers tennis teams




stay on winning track


FROM STAFF
The Nease High boys tennis
team improved to 6-1.on the
season with last Thursday's 6-1
victory over St. Joseph
Academy.
Singles winners for Nease
included Tom Blackwell (8-3),
Will Cheshire (8-1), Austin
Saacke (8-2) and Josh Kessler (8-
5).
In doubles play, the Panther
teams of Blackwell/Cheshire
and Saacke/John Clifford earned
victories.
The Nease boys were set to
host Bartram Trail on Tuesday
afternoon.

Fletcher 5, First Coast 2
SThe Fletcher boys tennis team
improved to 6-1 on the season
with last Thursday's victory
over First Coast High.
Senators singles winners
included Will Bledsoe (8-3), Tyler
Thomton (8-2), Chris Taylor (8-
2) and Garrett Gibbs (8-3).
In doubles play, the Fletcher
team of Bledsoe/Thornton
defeated their First Coast foes 8-
2.
The Senators were set to be
back in action Tuesday after-
noon against Wolfson.

GIRLS TENNIS
Fletcher 5, First Coast 2
The Senators girls tennis team
continued its winning ways
with a home victory last
Thursday.
Singles winners included
Samantha Massar (9-7), Kristin
LaCoste (8-0), and Rebecca


Stanberry (8-3).
Fletcher also won one of two
doubles competition matches.
The girls were scheduled to
return to the courts Tuesday
afternoon when they traveled
to Wolfson.

Nease 7, St. Joseph 0
Upping their season record to
6-1, the Panthers rolled to a lop-
sided victory over St. Joseph last
Thursday.
Individual winners included
Taylor Crosby (8-0), Caitlin
Cassidy (8-5), Natalie Mayer (8-
4), Casey Heiar (8-4), Dana
Monroe (8-3) and Kayla Green
(8-1).
Doubles winners included the
Panther teams of NMonroe/Laura
Smith and Hilary Frandsen/Ab-
by Heiar.

BASEBALL
Buchholz 5, Fletcher 3
Heading into Tuesday's road
game with Orange Park,
Fletcher High baseball was 7-3
overall.
But it's what the record does-
n't show that bugs seven-year
Fletcher skipper Kevin Brown.
The Senators have won 70
percent of their games this sea-
son,,but are 1-3 overall in all-
important district play.
Saturday, after jumping out
to an early 2-0 lead, Fletcher
fell to defending District 1-6A
champion Gainesville Buchholz
5-3 at Frank Hoye Field.
The visiting Bobcats (7-2)
battled back to take the lead in
the fifth off a two-run homer
by junior Jardian Thomas.


Senior Nlike Miranda, who
pitched five innings and
recorded five strikeouts, sealed
the win in the seventh with a
solo homer.
"We made two pitching mis-
takes and they tagged us,"
Brown said Saturday outside
the Fletcher dugout.
"Today, it was Thomas and
Miranda. The last time it was
[junior catcher Brett] Bozeman.
They are just that good."
Buchholz (4-1 in 1-6A) was
coming off an upset loss to
Sandalwood the night before.
Two days earlier, the Bobcats
were no-hit by crosstown rival
Gainesville High after Thomas
tossed a one-hitter through
seven innings.
"We grew up this week," said
24-year Buchholz head coach
Bob Smith on Saturday.
"We had to have this game."
Buchholz won the district'
title last year as the tourna-
ment's third seed. But the
Bobcats, who reached the
regional semifinals the last two
years, are shooting for the No.
1 seed this time around.
"I think it's important what
seed you get," added Smith,
"because the Nos. 2 and 3 are
going to be very evenly
matched and if you play [Nos.]
4 and 5 [in the district semifi-
nals], at least you've played
somebody who has spent their
No. 1 [pitcher]."
Fletcher sent its No. 1 hurler,
Sam Perry, to the mound
Saturday, and the senior right-
hander held Buchholz to one
hit over the first three innings.


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Photo by ROB DeANGELO
Panthers No. 1 girls singles player Taylor Crosby eyes a backhand return during recent action at
Nease High School. Crosby has helped the Panthers achieve a 6-1 record this season.


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FISHING




Speckled trout strong in the river, canal


Speckled trout are strong in
the river as well as the
canal. On the Jacksonville
Beach Pier ,great catches of
whiting are coming over the
rail along with black drum and
trout.
'. :.. Offshore catches were much
improved last week. Keeper
-snapper, grouper and lots of big
sea bassiand beeliners were
Brought in from the party
grounds last week.
Capt. Dennis Young on his
S "Sea Dancer" took the Alan
.Hoops party to the A.H. on
W: wednesday morning after
catching some live bait. They
:anchored up and pulled up two
S 12-pound grouper, three snap-
S per they could keep and 60 sea
.:bass. They reported having to
S release dozens of undersize
snapper.
On Thursday morning, Capt.
SDennis took Mike McGuire, his
Wife Lordis and two friends to
B.R. They caught six snapper to


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FISHING LEADER


10 pounds and 30 beeliners
and sea bass. They had 80
throw- backs.
Capt. Lowell. Breeding, Butch
Garvin, Rusty Borthwick and
friend Bill on the "P. K's
Mistake" fished within sight of
the beach and caught two
snapper to 15 pounds, a
sheepshead and lots of sea bass
and porgies.
Capt. Kirk Waltz, on the


"Enterprise" last Thursday with
the Chris Lambertson party,
anchored only once at the jet-
ties and caught 14 red bass, 12
blues, a pair of sheepshead,
three trout and several ring-
tails.
Anglers on the "Mayport
Princess"last Wednesday with
Capt. George Strate cleaned
four big snapper, a 16-pound
red grouper and coolers full of
sea bass and beeliners. Larry
Quinn brought a 35-pound
cobia over the rail of the
Princess.
Capt. Mike Morris with
Victor Corrigan worked the jet-
ties on Thursday with jigs and
fiddlers and caught 11
sheepshead to six pounds and
on Saturday morning with
Mark Steenson and friend
Suzanne at the jetties, Capt.
Mike reports a catch of eight
sheepshead to seven pounds
and 14 trout.
Favorable conditions and lots
of hungry fish brought


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Photo submitted
fThirteen-year-old Aaron Scott, left, caught this 61-pound wahoo recently with Capt. Robert
IPawkins on the "Zero Balance." Aaron's father Greg and brother William, 8, helped him hold the
Ibig fish for. this..piclure. ; ,, ... .4- ,J


Jacksonville Beach Pier anglers
out in force last week. Spencer
Brogden caught several hun- .
dred whiting from the pier last
week.
Charlie "Catfish" Miller had
75'whiting in his cooler as he
left the pier last week. On
Thursday, Dennis Lee caught
30 whiting and a six-pound
drum. Willie Hendrick and
Walter Harris were back in
action last week and each
caught several dozen big whit-
ing..
Capt. Brian Russell of
Jacksonville Sportsfishing
Charters caught eight yellow-
mouth, four speckled trout,
two sheepshead and one red
bass.
Pete Sheldon tried the
sheepshead last Wednesday
from the "Mower Money" and
came home with nine weigh-
ing up to eight pounds.
Capt. Dave Sipler.fished
alone for several hours last
Monday morning and caught
six red bass and 10 trout to 19
inches.
James Gergley and Matt
Hamilton out of B&M on the
"Head Hunter" fished
Clapboard Creek last Monday
and caught 18 speckled trout,
eight red bass and two floun-
der.]
On Tuesday morning, James
and Sam Sica-teamed up on the
"Head Hunter." They released
seven reds and iced down 40
speckled trout. Mike Tandarich
fished with James on
Wednesday in the area and
their report included one
striped bass, nine red bass and
three dozen speckled trout to
23 inches.
Larry "Fishman" Finch with
his wife Murphy went back to
the Daytona surf last Monday
and Tuesday and using sand
fleas for bait caught three cool-
ers full of whiting and pom-
pano.
On Saturday morning, Logan
Finch celebrated his 10th birth-
day by fishing the surf with his
grandfather, Larry. On Logan's
first three casts he caught three
pompano out of the Daytona
surf. They caught their limit of
pompano and got home before
dark.


Canal guide John Dyrssen
had the Harold Doolittle family
as his guests last Saturday
morning. They used live shrimp
under corks and caught 14
speckled trout and a bluefish.
Thirteen-year-old Aaron
Scott, his brother William and
dad Greg with Kirk and
Cameron Kirkconnell fished
the ledge off St. Augustine


'recently with Capt. Robert
Dawkins on the "Zero
Balance." They caught three
wahoo to 61 pounds, a pair of
snapper to 12 pounds and a 16-
pound scamp grouper.
Eight-year-old William Scott
caught the grouper and Aaron
caught the big wahoo. What a
great day.
Good Fishin'.


Photo submitted
Joe Ryan and Tim Millard with two big wahoo and a blackfin
tuna they caught last weekend at the ledge with Captain Lynn
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OPINION



Gators recover in time for the big dance


Today the SEC tomor-
row the world!

Will Florida coach Billy
Donovan find himself with no
more mountains to climb, or
x ill he be like Alexander the
Great ,Nhuliaminiii, Ali,
maybe) who wept because he
had no more worlds left to
conquer? Or will it be Tiger
Woods, whose many admirers
claim him to be the greatest.
The Gators may not be the
best college basketball team in
the country, but at this point
they'll have to do until some-
body proves differently. On
Sunday, Florida triumphed in
its last step before the NCAA's
big dance, in the SEC champi-
onship game, the same way it
polished off foes during the
regular Southeastern
Conference season. The Gators
not only defeated a fine and
hungry Arkansas team, they
just toyed with the
Razorbacks. The 77-66 final
score didn't tell the story. It
was a much more sound
defeat than that.
Arkansas went to the
Atlanta tournament poised for
an upset. One could feel it."
And the Razorbacks were in a


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REX EDMONDSON
PRESS BOX


good position for one. At least
if they were playing an ordi-
nary team. The Hogs have not
had it easy this year, up and
down with their coach so
much on the bubble that if
he'd been in any more hot
water he could have taken a
bubble bath.
A late-season surge by
Arkansas saved Stan Heath's
job, or so goes the thinking
close to the situation. And
that surge pumped a lot of
emotion into the veins just in
time for the SEC title game
and all the marbles on the
line.
The way the Razorbacks


knocked over Mississippi State,
81-72, on Saturday had to
sound an alarm for the Billy
Boys, who looked at one time
like they might turn into the
Billy Goats after a few sloppy
losses.
Gator fans probably don't
realize what a job Donovan
did to bring the team back to
its senses after a late-season
slump. That's the job of a
coach, of course, but some
cannot get it done. Everything
depends on the players.
As Donovan said during the
campaign, he has the right
kind of lads to get it done
regardless. They latched onto
the affirmative and eliminated
the negative, as the old
Johnny Mercer song went.
Who should get the most
credit amongst the Gators?
There's more to earning a No.
1 seed (a first-ever for Florida)
than just Joakim Noah and
MVP Al Horford, although
that duo would be the first to
come to fans' minds, trite as it
sounds, this NCAA bid is a
complete team victory.

Another Jaguar
flies the coop
So former Jaguars safety
Deon Grant signed on with


Seattle for $30 million. We
don't blame him. For that
kind of coin we'd sign with
Planters to walk around town
in that peanut suit, with or
without the monocle.
We all knew Deon was a
fine safety, but $30 million for
six years? If he comes back to
play the Jaguars we all owe
him an apology for not recog-
nizing his brilliance. Not just
on the playing field but in
negotiating.
Thirty million smackers
must make Wayne Weaver's
head spin like a Byron
Leftwich spiral. Here the
Jaguars owner is practically on
the street corner beating a
tambourine and passing the
hat while his staff plays Nearer
My God to Thee, and his cast-
offs are making enough
money to help save the old
mortgage. First Kyle Brady and
now Deon Grant.
Mr. Weaver should check
the Seattle books and see how
the Seahawks operate. Maybe
they have some magic that
would help save the Jaguars,
who, we are told, are as shaky
as a morning after.
Deon says there are no hard
feelings toward the
Jacksonville brass for putting


him up for adoption. Br'er
Rabbit had no hard feelings
about being thrown in the
briar patch, either.
Fans and media will miss
both Deon and Kyle, who did-
n't hit as big a jackpot with
only $5.3 million for two
years, but both of them did all
right. Both players had said
they wanted to end their
careers here with the Jaguars,
but the team's brass had other
ideas.
Thirty million or a pittance
of a little more than five mil-
lion will buy both a lot of
Kleenex as they sob all the
way to the bank. Ain't pro
sports, wonderful?
You're getting old if you
remember when $30 million
would buy a franchise not just
a player.
The best news about the
Jaguars and their salaries
comes from Fred Taylor.
Fearless Fred will keep his
dough (from a recent contract
extension) right here, or at
least not in Seattle or New
England, like Kyle, so he
should be available if Mr.
Weaver has to hit him up for a
loan. It would be a nice ges-
ture for Brother Taylor to save
the franchise. Call it paying


the team back.
More good news from the
Jaguars: Taylor informs us that
Byron Leftwich, who has been
training with Fred down in
Miami, will be returning to
Jacksonville in April, many
pounds lighter in anticipation
of a great season.
Daily we are getting reports
on the progress of Lord Byron
in his comeback from last
year's injury. Teammates are
eager to praise the quarter-
back. That's good news for
incoming offensive coordina-
tor Dirk Koetter, who has
already gone on the record
informing us how great Byron
is.
Jacksonville will be without
a lot of fan favorites when
things kick off next September.
But at least Donovin Darius
will be back and healthy. And
the slimmer Leftwich, better
than ever they tell us.
Maybe. there won't be a new
name for the stadium, but
with all the new coaches and
players signed through free
agency, they've sold us. We're
predicting the Jaguars will go
all the way this year.
With a better-than-ever staff
and a lighter quarterback, how
can they possibly miss?


SPOTSBREF


Basketball Camp
Tommy Hulihan's Beaches
Basketball Camp @ St. Paul's
School is offered.May 29 to
June 1 at St. Paul's. The hours
are 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. for
students entering third
through fifth grades and 12
p.m. until 3 p.m. for those
entering sixth through ninth
grades. The cost is $75 per
participant.
For information, visit
www.beachesbasketball.com,
call Tommy Hulihan at 349-
2611 or e-mail tommyhuli-
han@beachesbasketball.com.

BFAST Volunteers
The Lifestyles Realtors
Beaches Fine Arts Series
Triathlon is looking for volun-
teers to help with this sum-
mer's sprint triathlon races
May 19, June 9 and July 14.
Triathlons start promptly at
7 a.m. at Mickler's Landing in
Ponte Vedra Beach.
For more information
phone the BFAST office at


270-2074.


The Beaches Fine Arts Series
Triathlon, in conjunction
with HammerHead Triathlon
Club, will conduct a two-part
triathlon clinic in mid-April.
Both sessions are free and
open to anyone interested in
learning about triathlons or
improving racing skills.
First session is Thursday,
April 12 from 7 p.m. until 9
p.m. at the Mayo Clinic on
San Pablo Road.
Second session is slated for
April 14 at 8 a.m. at the BFAST
race site at Mickler's Landing.

Flag Football
Registration is now taking
place for the spring flag foot-
ball season for kids ages 5-17.
The spring season league rti'i;
from March 17 until Miy 19'
throughout the First Coast
area including UNF and Ponte
Vedra.


For more information, loca-
tions, dates and opportunity
to register on line, visit Web
site at www.i9sports.com or
phone (904) 992-4263.

Florida vs. FSU
Tickets are now on sale for
the University of Florida vs.
Florida State baseball game on
Tuesday, April 3 at 7:05 p.m.
at the Baseball Grounds of
Jacksonville.
Prices are: $15.50 for dugout
box seats, $12.50 for reserved
box seats and $8.50 general
admission.
Tickets may be purchased by
calling the Jacksonville Suns
box office at 358-2846,
through the Suns Web site at
www.jaxsuns.com or by visit-
ing the Baseball Grounds box
office.

Golf
The third annual Atlantic
Beach Women's Classic is slat-
ed for March 31 at Selva
Marina Country Club. Tee


times start at 8:30 a.m.
Cost is $70 and includes
range balls, golf, light break-
fast, lunch and prizes. Field is
limited to the first 75 players
who submit paid entry.
For entry form, e-mail
proshop@selvamarina.com or
phone 246-3144.

Soccer
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 $130 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.


Island FC is seeking players
in the following groups for
spring soccer: U-12 boys, U-14
girls and U-14 boys.
Island FC consists of com-
petitive soccer teams that play
home games at San Pablo
Elementary School and travel
throughout North East Florida.
For more information con-
tact Mike Levine at 635-8969
or via e-mail at levinem@edu-
cationcentral.org.

Softball
Northeast Florida Girls
Softball is conducting spring


registration and offering a free
skills and coaches clinic. Girls
ages 4 to 16 are welcome.
For more information visit
www.eteamz.com/nfgs or call
247-6347 or e-mail nfgssoft-
ball@hotmail.com.

Sports Camp
Tommy Hulihan's St. Paul's
Sports Camp, for kindergart-
ners through eighth-graders,
begins June 4 and concludes
July 27. Week-long sessions,
which run from 8:30 a.m. to 3
p.m. each day, will be held
June 4 to June 8, June 11 to
June 15, June 25 to June 29,
July 2 to July 6, July 9 to July
13 and July 23 to July 27.


The cost of each camp is
$110, except for July 2 to July
6, when there's no camp on
the Fourth of July. That week's
charge is $90. Single Day rates
are available.
Campers will participate in
team sports and age-appropri,
ate activities; such as basket-
ball, soccer, flag football, kick,
ball and tag games. Friday
offer pizza and a bus to Beach
Bowl for bowling. All campers
receive a T-shirt.
For information or to regis-
ter, call 904-349-2611 or e-mail
tommyhulihan@hotmail.com:
The website is www.beaches-
basketball.com; click on Sports
Camp.


Photo submitted
The Goobers were U-10 runners-up in last Saturday's i9 flag football winter championships played
at UNF. Back row: coaches Bruce Burfeind and Steve Dubin. Middle row: Ryan.Burfeind, Miles
Silvai Chase Dubin, John Carter. Front row: E.J. Mizerany, Austin Silva, Braxton Silva, Grayson
Byers.


LOCAL SCHEDULE


Wednesday, March 14

BASEBALL
FLETCHER at Orange Park,
7 p.m.

BOYS TENNIS
Fleming Island at NEASE,
3 p.m.

GIRLS TENNIS
Fleming Island at NEASE,
3 p.m.

BOYS LACROSSE
FLETCHER at Wolfson,
5 p.m.


Thursday, March 15

GIRLS LACROSSE
NEASE at Bartram Trail, 7 p.m.

BOYS LACROSSE
NEASE at Episcopal, 7 p.m.
FLETCHER at Fleming
Island, 7:30 p.m.

SOFTBALL
Englewood at FLETCHER,
6 p.m.
NEASE at St. Augustine,
7 p.m.

GIRLS TENNIS
FLETCHER at Lee, 3 p.m.

BOYS TENNIS
Lee at FLETCHER, 3:15 p.m.

WEIGHTLIFTING
NEASE at Baker County,
3:30 p.m.

TRACK
NEASE at Episcopal, 4 p.m.


Friday, March 16

SOFTBALL
NEASE at Menendez, 6 p.m.

BOYS LACROSSE
Oak Hill at NEASE, 7 p.m.

BASEBALL
FLETCHER vs. Mandarin at
Baseball Grounds, 7 p.m.
NEASE at Menendez, 7 p.m.


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March 14, 2007


FOR THE KIDS

YMCA SPRING BREAK CAMP
*The Winston Family YMCA in Ponte Vedra Beach offers
a five-day spring break camp for ages 5 to 11 April 2 to April
6. The weekly fee for YMCA members is $130; for program
participants, it's $160. The daily fee for PrYme Time and
YMCA Members is $18, for PrYme Time and program par-
ticipants $20, for YMCA members $25 and for program par-
ticipants $30.
Daily activities include character development, themed
week, indoor and outdoor games, swimming, arts & crafts
and teambuilding activities. There will be a field trip to
Ollie Koala's from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 4.

MUSEUM OPPORTUNITIES
*Spring Break Camp at MOSH: The Museum of Science
and History hosts "Spring Into Science" camp March 19 to
March 23 while Duval County public schools students are
on spring break. Campers will explore physical science and
natural science as they conduct experiments and also get
up close and personal with native animals. Call 396-
MOSH[6674], ext. 230 for details.
*Mini MOCA Masters: Saturday classes for children ages
8 to 12 incorporates components of art history, touring the
museum's collections, literacy and an art-making activity. A
current session runs to April 21, with focus on wearable art.
Times for the session are as follows: 6-8-year-olds will be in
class from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., 9-12-year-olds from
1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. For information, call 904-366-6911.
*Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave.,
Jacksonville, 904-355-0630.
-An arts festival for children with disabilities will be
held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 2 to April 5. The 13th
annual VSA Arts Festival provides meaningful art experi-
ences for disabled youngsters. Admission and all activities
is free.
-Drop-In Art in the Afternoon, for ages 4 to 8, is held
from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Activity is based on the
national Start With The Arts program. Each week, children
"explore the galleries or gardens and experiment with a dif-
ferent. art process. There is no pre-registration; early arrival
is encouraged as class size is limited. The cost is $5 for
members, $7 for non-members.
-Art Adventures on Saturdays, for ages 6 to 12, offers
classes in painting, printmaking, collage and construction
with changing themes. One or all classes, which are held
from 10 a.m. to noon, may be signed up for. The cost is $10
per class for members, $15 for non-members.
-Art for Two, for ages 3 to 5, runs from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday and offers parents a fun-filled hour with their
Child in a class based on the Start With The Arts program.
The class provides an infusion of art, movement, literature
and music to help channel children's interests into the
development of new skills. Pre-registration is required. The
cost for members is $10 per pair per class, for non-members
$15 per pair, per class.


FIRST COAST TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
Saturday Specials-Baking with Kids is held March 24 at
FCTI's Culinary Arts Bake Shop. Chef Amy Markey leads
the March cooking with spring baking. Hours are for 9:30
a.m. to 12 p.m. for 6-to-10-year-olds and 1:30 p.m. to 4
p.m. for 11-to-14-year-olds. A $50 payment covers food,
Materials and instruction. To register by phone with a cred-
it card, call Mary at 829-1045.
First Coast Technical Institute is at 2980 Collins Ave., St.
SAugustine.




FOR, T E0 S.N! A<.


AARP Tax-Aide
AARP Tax-Aide Income Tax Preparation runs to April
11 at the Beaches Branch Library, 600 Third St.,
SNeptune Beach. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday
and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. For information, call
241-1141.


Art Association
The Pablo Towers Art Association meets from 12:30
p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday. Call 246-4158 for informa-
tion.

Ballroom Dancing
Ballroom dancing is offered at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
at the Beaches Senior Center, 281 19th Avenue S.,
Jacksonville Beach. The cost is $4. For information, call
241-3796.


Bridge and Competitive Bidding
A five-week course on Competitive Bidding that
began Feb. 20 continues at the Neptune Beach Senior
Activity Center. Classes are scheduled from 3 p.m. to 5
p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays and are directed by mas-
ter bridge instructor Peggy Higginbotham. Anyone who
knows how to count points and take tricks is encour-
aged to participate. Call 270-1688 for information.


Computers for Seniors
The Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center offers a
new session of. computer classes for seniors beginning
March 27. The classes are scheduled Tuesdays and
Thursday. Beginning computers are scheduled from
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., intermediate computer class
(including the Internet) from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and
advanced computers from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The
classes are $55 for six sessions, which includes the
course text, or $40 without the text. Call the Center at
270-1688 to reserve a seat in the computer lab.


Free Tax Filing Help
Each Friday through April 13, the Neptune Beach
Senior Activity Center, in cooperation with AARP Tax-
Aide, offers free tax-filing help for taxpayers with mid-
dle and low income. Special attention is offered for
those 60 and older. Service is provided on a first-come,
first-served basis. No appointments can be made. The
Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center is at 2004 Forest
Avenue. For information, call 270-1688.


Life Line Screening
Tests that can save lives are scheduled with Life Line
Screening March 29 at the Neptune Beach Senior
Activity Center. Stroke screening/carotid artery, abdom-
inal aortic aneurysm screening and peripheral arterial
disease screening will be available. Risk of osteoporosis
can be identified as a part of the testing, which is non-
invasive and completely .painless. Pre-registration is
required. Call 1-800-324-1851 to make an appointment.


London Symphony Orchestra
The Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center will attend
the. Florida International Festival in Daytona Beach
with the London Symphony Orchestra July 28. The
London Symphony marks its 40-year association with
the Florida International Festival with a "Music of
Hollywood" Pops Concert. Charter transportation and
dinner are included. Call 270-1688 for information or
to make a reservation.


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WONT LASTI Price Reduced 50% 29
acres/ $195,000 Great location close to
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rd. Utilities, survey, excel. Fin. Call
(866)352-2249 x 1192.
NEW PRICEI 10+ AC- $299,0001 Upscale
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ASHEVILLE, NC Area Breathtaking moun-
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town. (866)340-8446.
THE BEST land values in coastal Georgial
As much as 30% below recent appraisals.
1+ Acre Marsh View from $49,900 1+
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NEW COASTAL Georgia Community 1/2
to 2 acre homesites starting in the $200s.
Marsh front with live oaks, palm trees and
panoramic views. Perfect for family re-
treat, weekend getaway, oir retirement.
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BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT Lot on un-
developed Atlantic Beach Street. Block
216, Carnation Street (North of W. Plaza
Rd.). $125,000. O'Malley Real Estate, Inc.
John O'Malley, Realtor. 904-502-9406.
OVER 1/2 acre, 150x194, West Beaches,
wooded, $149,900. 993-5853.
GRAND OPENING Save $20,000 "One
Day Only" Saturday, March 24th New
Coastal Georgia Community Homesites
up to 4.5 acres, marshfront, live oaks,
palm trees and panoramic views make
this Georgia's Best Kept Secret. Excellent
on financing. Shown by appt. Call Now
(866)432-7320

GRAND OPENING Save $20,000 "One
Day Only" Saturday, March 24th New
Coastal Georgia Community Homesites
up to 4.5 acres, marshfront, live oaks,
palm Irees and panoramic views make
this Georgia s Best Kept Secret Excellent
on financing. Shown by appt. Call Now
(866)432-7320

3 LOTS- Charlotte County Gulf Access-
1+ acre total- Jerry 1-866-834-1852.
Jerry@floridaparadise.info
ATLANTIC BCH beautifully wooded lot,
Camelia Street, $77,500. 993-7328
S.W. NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS.
Lance Cove Estates. Lots 1:0 to 2.5
acres, wide paved roads. Underground
utilities. 5 miles to Hayesville, NC and
Lake Chatuge. 1/2 mile to Hiawassee Riv-
er. $54,900 to $87,900. 904-254-9644.
GOT NORTH GA Mountain Fever? We
have the cure. We can help you find the
Perfect place here. Sales and rentals.
occoa Wilderness Realty & Cabin Rent-
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(706)435-8735 NorthGeorgia4Sale@tds.
net.

LAKE ACCESS Bargain 1+ acres,
$34,900 w/free boat slips Rare opportuni-
ty to own land on spectacular 160,000
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nancing. Prime waterfronts available. Call
now (800)704-3154, x916.



BEAUTY IN SO. JAX BEACH
3/2, recently remodeled, great room, up-
graded tile and carpet, Silestone counters,
Plantation shutters, French doors to huge
new deck, large fenced backyard, walk-in
closets, new roof, stone fireplace. Minutes
to JTB. $374,990, (904)333-7811 for ap-
pointment.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1045 Stocks St., 2/1,
CH&A, cul-de-sac, $135,000, tenant occu-
pied, (904)476-3882.
SAWGRASS TPC- Oakbridge, 3/2, under
market value, large lot, $289k. 662-5571
ATLANTIC BEACH
Key West Style custom built 2- story in pri-
vate Marsh community. Beautiful stone
front, family room w/gas fireplace, 1st floor
master suite. w/ jacuzzi tub & screened
porch. Tropical landscaping. For private
viewing, please call 247-4442 or 568-
6909.


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ISLE OF Palms, gorgeous 3/2, new paint
inside & out, fixtures, carpet, windows,
landscaping, sprinkler system, A/C & roof.
$219,900. Tim 509-9071.
iaTANTIC BEACH. 1035 Stocks SI, 2/1,
.H&A, cul-de-sac $135.000 1904)476-

JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, completely re-
modeled, 6 blocks to beach. Huge comer
lot. $330,000. (904)339-3084.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3BR/2BA, 1866sqft,
brick home, completely remodeled; lot
size 110'x120'; 7 blocks to ocean,
$405,000, 982-9968.
WATERFRONT 116' Scottsboro, AL. Ele-
gant 5000 sq. ft. Brick Home. Media
Room, Formal Areas, Fireplace, 5/Bed-
rooms, 4/Baths, 1 Acre. $699,900. Debbie
Mathis Realty (888)574-2525 (256)599-
5910.
TOO CHEAP!
AMAZING 2BR/2BA Beaches Townhouse/
condo, +garage, vaulted ceilings, loft, bal-
cony, private courtyard, Vanguard Realty,
Inc. GMAC, Brandon Buckley,
904-962-7600.
WATERFRONT, 3BR/2.5BA, pool, dock,
Isle of Palms. 4256 Stacey Ct. Open
House, Saturday and Sunday, lpm-4pm.
(904)823-3513.
'HOT SPRINGS, NC Gated residential
community surrounded by National Forest
Paved roads, clubhouse, waterfall, pond,
hiking trails and more: Lots starting at
$60K. Call (877)477-3473.
SOUTH OF Fleming Island, 5/3/2, 2180sf,
built 2006, large fenced yard, $264,900,
Independent Brokers & Associates, Inc.
247-4333 or 710-3111.
ATLANTIC BEACH. Great investment,
tenant occupied. 3BR/1.5BA; Completely
remodeled, carport., $200,000. (904)339-
3084.
QUEEN'S HARBOUR 5BR/3.5BA Estate
w/spectacular ICW views Screened-in
pool, jacuzzi, hardwood flooring, ornate
crown moulding, plantation shutters, sur-
round sound, fitness room, balcony, and a
fully equipped gourmet kitchen. $1.374M
904-372-9222. Broker.
2040SF., 4/2, renovated, spacious 1 floor,
large lot. Estate Sale reduced by $85,000.
Price $299,000. (904)616-1126.
PRESTIGIOUS OCEAN Forest, 3/2, for-
mal rooms, fireplace, attached garage.
Make Offer. (904)616-1126.
FSBO, ICW. Beautiful 3BR/2BA home
w/sparkling pool. Bonus room could be 4th
bedroom. Completely remodeled includ-
ing: new windows, plumbing, A/C, and
cherry hardwood floors throughout.
$299,900. (904)626-0924.
HOME FINDER REALTY
DEERFIELD LAKES- 2/1.5 condo,
$94,900.
ASHLEY WOODS- Lg 4/2, better than
newly Many upgrades. $289,000.
HARBOR WINDS- Approx. 1600sf, 3/2,
like new. $219,900.
SANDALWOOD- Well maintained 3/1.5,
1500sf, sturdy brick home in well estab-
lished area. Detached shed w/ electric, Ig
stone frplc. & much morel $189,900.
SUTTON LAKES- 4/2, eat in kit., separate
dining, great room, Ig master w/ Ig master
bath. $249,900.
HARBOUR SPRINGS- Lg 3/2 w/ scr. pa-
tio on pond. Investors only- currently rent-
ed for one year. $220,000.
HARBOR WINDS- 3/2, hardwood floors,
new tile in kit. & bath, freshly painted in &
out. Covered patio, top quality Ig above-
ground pool. Tons of upgrades
$239,900.
221-1711 OR 241-5501
www.homefinder.net


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Secluded Woods, Neptune Beach 2046
Mary E. Brant Loop, 4/2, 2300 sq. ft.
New hardwood floors & interior paint,
2 car garage, nicely landscaped w/irrigation
Big, Big Marshfront Back Yard

MOTIVATED SELLER! $549,000

Call Steve 246-9915


Service Guide cont.
650 Painting
651 Pest Control
652 Plumbing
653 Pools
654 Photography
655 Rain Gutters
660 Remodel/Const.
665 Repairs
670 Roofing
675 Sprinkler & Wells
677 Tree Service
678 Tile
680 Upholstery
685 Wallpapering
690 Water Treatment
Health Services
700 Massage Therapy
710 Health Care Serc.
730 Caregivers
For Sale
800 For Sale
805 Music & Instr.
810 Antiques
815 Auctions
820 Wanted to Buy
825 Trade
830 Consignment
Garage Sales
840 Garage Sales
850 Jax Beach
852 Neptune Beach
854 Atlantic Beach
856 Mayport
857 Ponte Vedra
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FSBO, 608 4th Ave South, SFR, CB
const, 1300sf, 1BR/1BA, dining area,
kitchen, 2 living areas, CH&A, carport,
50x125 lot. 6 biks to the beach. Sold as
is. $225k. (904)316-7828.
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY
4-1/2 blocks to Neptune Bch. Tenant oc-
cupied at $1200/mo. Asking $260,000.
372-4477.
JAX BEACH, 3/1.5, wood floors, move-in
ready. Handy-man special. Large lot. TDO
Management (904)246-1125 or (904)
614-8590.
LAKEFRONT HOME in Ponte Vedra.
Beautiful 3BR 2BA, 1950sf w/ 12ft vaulted
ceilings. Open floor plan with awesome
view of lake. Must see! $469,000.
(904)923-9905.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 533 Seaspray Ave.,
3BR/2BA, w/garage, tile & wood flooring,
new cabinets, house just painted; walk or
bike to beach and schools; big, fenced
back yard; move in ready, $282K
(904)382-7991.
PVB, FSBO, 3/2, 1 car garage on lake,
1750sf. Asking $299K, will consider RTO.
655-8245 for appt.
OWNER HELD Financing available. 10
single family homes rented and making
money. For sale by owner. All central
heating/AC, 2006 upgrades. Seller will
manage. All in 3 mile radius in south St.
Petersburg, Florida, Pinellas County.
$9500 per month net income less $50
management fee/expenses. Call Jay Ver-
nette (813)477-9551
JAX BCH 4/3, beautifully remodeled, ss
appliances, granite countertops, teak
floors, 2 car garage $485,000. 813-3994.
INVESTORS, IF you are interested in a
prime 4 unit rental property in the heart of
the Mayport Waterfront Partnership Rede-
velopment area I am relocating and in the
unfortunate position of being the motivat-
ed seller. Each unit is 2BR/1BA, rents
easily and the building is priced below
market value at $329,900. Must close
byJune 15. Contact Martin Hamm at
(904)280-2728 for details.
WATERFRONT JAX Beach, 3/2. Reduced
by $96,000. Estate Sale Price $279,000.
(904)616-1126.
PONTE VEDRA, 3BR/2BA, beautiful, re-
modeled townhome on lake. End unit.
$185,000. (904)424-0660.
LUXURIOUS TOWNHOME
Jax Beach, 197 & 199 11th Ave. N. Re-
duced- Large luxury townhomes. Block
from ocean. 3BR/3.5BA, garage/ yard.
$569K per unit, no condo fees. (904)728-
2338 MLS279276.
OPEN HOUSE, Sat. 4B brick front, 3/2
home, 6 blocks to beach, large back yard
w/gazebo, and much more, $329,900
Kathy Tiliakos, Realtor, Vanguard Realty
(904)465-3053
AFFORDABLE LUXURY
Plantation Oaks. 4BR/3.5BA, 2922sf.,
$559,900. Vanguard Realty, Inc. GMAC,
Brandon Buckley, 904-962-7600.



Sell It Now
Arlington/Ft. Caroline 4/2,
2000 sq ft
Appraisal $300,000
Opening Bid $197,500
Open Saurday 03/17 &
Sunday 03/18 12-5pm
Highest Bid Subject to
Seller Approval
For More Details 24/7 call
1-866-732-1233 ID# 3333
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FSBO 3BR/3BA, 1824sf,
Open Floorplan.
Jacuzzi tub & walk in shower.
U stairs loft. Neutral colors
throughout. Short walk to
Dutton Island Preserve &
minutes from beach
& Hanna Park.
(904) 635-1055 or
1904) 463-3811


JAX BEACH, walk to ocean, 4/2 remod-
eled, 1550sf, $329K, 18 Sandra Dr. Open
House, Sat./ Sun., 233-8124, 336-572-
2225.
SAWGRASS SINGLE family home.
2BR/2BA, completely remodeled, new 30
year roof, new maple cabinets, travertine
stone floor, Berber carpet and crown
molding. Seller will pay all closing costs.
$289,900. 463-0505.
VILLAGES OF PABLO
Beautiful home, 3/2 w/ 2 car gar., frplc.,
private & very huge backyard. Community
pool, tennis, basketball & fishing. Just mi-
nutes to the beach. $259,000. Bold City
Realty (904)333-8880.
PONTE VEDRA Court Townhouse, 2/2.5
1200sf, completely remodeled, new A/C,
$159k. 591-2278.
BEAUTIFUL 3/2 w/ study located East of
A1A. Open floor plan w/ French doors,
leading to in ground pool. Secluded, gated
community. Walk to beach. A must see!
$499,900. Call 273-9809, 610-0583.
DEEP WATER access. Isle of Palms,
3445 Eunice Rd. Pool, boat lift, 3/2.5, re-
modeled kitchen & bathrooms. Move in
ready. $656,000 OBO. (904)703-0254.
TOWNHOUSE, 14TH Ave. So. & 2nd St.,
2 blocks from ocean w/ocean views,
2297sqft; built fall 2005, 3BR/3.5BA, tons
of upgrades. GE profile appliances, sur-
round sound, satumia tile; discounted
$100K, priced at $590,000. Seller will pay
$5000 closing cost & pay $5000 cash in
decorating allowance at closing. Will coop
at 3%. Call 424-7204.
NEAR GAINESVILLE lake view home on
5 acres, 4/3, 2950sf, built 2002, $439,000
OBO, Independent Brokers & Associates,
247-4333 or 710-3111.


JAX BEACH- Valencia 2BR/2BA,
Luxury condo. $324,900. Must Sell!
(904)859-5754
JAX BCH, by owner. New luxury 2/2 con-
do in Valencia. Avail spring, REDUCED
OVER $20,000 to $340,200. Motivated,
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NEW MANUFACTURED homes. Hwy 441
Ocala, Doublewides start $39,900/$500
,Down EZ Financing, $5000 in free furni-
ture Rooms-to-gol Free delivery-FL Kinder
Homes (352)622-2460 or www.kinder-
sales.com.


ATLANTIC BEACH/ Royal Palms 1200sf. PALM HARBOR homes. Certified Modular
3BR/2BA w/bonus room, totally renovated. & Mobile Home Specialists. Call for free
$255,000, 591-2278. color brochure. (800)622-2832.


OLD PONTE Vedra, 3/3 on large lot. Quiet
street, old oaks, 1 block to beach access,
1/2 mile to club. $829,000. (904)868-3259.
AFFORDABLE WATERFRONT 2 homes
for sale, a 4BR/3BA, 2-story, recently re-
modeled home on 4 ac w/amazing views
of Amelia Island $379,900 and a 3BR/2BA
DW on a canal with a dock, slip, boatlift
and sunset views for $309,900. Great in-
vestments. See www.BlackHammockls-
land.com for more info. 233-8077 Broker.
ICW, BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA, 1800sf. ent.
to Jax G & CC. See visual tour @
www.digitalvirtualrealty.com & click on Jax
G &CC. $324,500. 904-821-0430.
BEACHES MARSHFRONT, 5BR/3.5BA,
3400sf, immaculate, new, small, upscale
Subdivision,. Walk/ bike to beach, below
appraisal, $979K. (904)233-8024.



WANTED NEAR AB Town Center/ 3 blks
to beach a 3+ bed home to lease w/option
to purchase in next year. 451-3822.


PONTE VEDRA FSBO; spacious 1800sf
townhome, 3/2.5; upgrades, walk to
beach, 695 A1A No., unit 103. Great Val-
ue- $225,000. Open Sun., 12-3pm.
(904)955-8482.


1ST MONTH RENT FREE!
WAREHOUSE AND Office Space for
lease. 3 bays available. 3000sf. WARE-
HOUSE cooled with roll-up door. 5600sf.
WAREHOUSE w/1600sf. office. 7600sf.
WAREHOUSE w/1600sf. office 11000sf.
OFFICE, WAREHOUSE or RETAIL.
Desirable location at the beaches.
(904)993-2222.
COMMERCIAL 50'X125' lot plus 40'x75'
steel building. 929 12th Ave.S. Jax Bch.
$650,000 OBO. 699-3320.


BEACHES OFFICE/ WAREHOUSE,
2800sf., $2800/mo includes utilities. Call
Bart @ 241-3111 (Ext. 11).


ONE BLOCK TO BEACH
1 BR, large patio, ceramic tile throughout,
WDHU, walk-in closet, assigned parking.
Ocean View, 160 7th Avenue North.
$900/mo. 993-2555.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1.5BA,. good neighbor-
hood; must have references, $900/mo. +
security deposit, 246-8532, 249-0119,
535-0593.


THE PALMS- Gorgeous 1/1, many up- JAX BEACH- 2BR/1BA, brick duplex apt.l
grades. See: buyowner.com ad JAX8848 7 blks to beach $775/mo. All South Real-
156,900. 535-6804. ty, 241-4141.


OCEAN FRONT, 2/2, consider lease op-
tion, pool, exercise room, $474,900. Own-
er/Agent, 463-7343.
PVB/. BELLEZA, REDUCEDIIBR/1BA
w/new appliances, tile floors, gorgeous
view, excellent amenities. $139,500.
(904)708-3809.
PVB, 2/2, Come See New Spal Complete-
ly renovated. AN room, concierge, pools,
tennis, ride -to beach, on golf course
$219K, Tom 465-2020.
FSBO, 3BR 2BA condo @ Jardin "De Mer.
.AJpgradqqdnclc-hardwood floors, lglngionl&
decorator touches. Priced 'tint~h-dwardkt
@ $245,000. No realtors. 247-5592 or
703-0986.
OCEANFRONT, OCEAN 14, 3BR end
unit, 1854sf. $660,000; 2BR, 1154sf.
$450,000. (904)434-9354.
OCEANFRONT
LANDMARK $825K, 463-2006
OPEN HOUSE, 3/10, 10am-4pm. Light &
bright 1100+sf. 2BR/1.5BA townhome in
desirable Seasons at Kensington. 5 miles
from beach. Screened lanai,. large mas-
ter, soaring vaulted ceilings, new A/C, gar-
den tub & double sink, spacious closets &
storage, barber & ceramic tile, pool &
A-ratedschools. $152,000. Call Andrea at
(904)477-1141. Gated, call for entry code.
PONTE VEDRA, 2BR/2BA, waterfront
condo, split plan, tile & carpet floors,
kitchen upgraded, screened porch.
$239,500. Call 610-5606.
PONTE VEDRA stunning 2/2 w/ loft & ga-
rage. Gated w/ amenities galore. Great lo-
cation. $284,900. Call Kelly 993-3803.
FSBO 1 block to beach in S. Jax Beach.
2/2 New condo, granite, SS appliances,
tile throughout, custom upgrades, '2nd
floor pool view, bright/ sunny. $421,000.
Michael 241-5564.
550FSQFT, 14TH Ave. No. & 2nd St. A
must see. $155,900, 477-4640.


OLD ATLANTIC Bch, 1 BR Apt, private
parking & yard, 1-1/2 blocks to ocean. 1 yr
ase, 1 month deposit + 1st month rent to
move in. $800/mo., no pets, 350 4th St.
Available 4/1. 246-5137.
2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE. No pets or
smoking. CH&A, WDHU. 4th St. North,
JB. $850/mo. 249-0370.
1ST MONTH FREE
S. Jax Bch/ PVB Townhome- JTB & A1A,
2BR/2BA, $1100/mo., tennis & pool, nice
yard. Available March 20th. 904-229-
19118.


I UICDAN VIVWY
1 BR w/separate dining room, wood floors
throughout, laundry room, private parking,
large deck w/great ocean views, one block
from beach. Wave Crest, 120 Fourth Ave-
nue North. $900/mo. 993-2555
www.BeachesApartments.com

NEWLY REMODELED Duplex,
2BR/2.5BA, Jax Beach, no smoking.
$1050/mo. +deposit. Small pets ok.
220-5797.
JARDIN DE MER, 3BR/2BA, garage.
$1350/mo. Avail. 3/15/07. 770-429-9331.
NEPTUNE BCH 2/2 Townhouse, fire-
place, fenced back yard, garage, WDHU,
$1200/mo., $1200 deposit. 571-5517.
MAYPORT LANDING Townhome,
2BR/2BA, fenced yard. 2908 Bayshores
Drive. $825/mo. 280-2728 Iv. msg.
JAX BEACH. Oceanview. Renovated.
Hardwood floors, Dishwasher, CH&A.
1BR/1BA, $700no. to $1 000/Imo.
(904)859-1301, (904)553-1354.
BEACHFRONT 1BR/ 1BA, 108 Orange
St, Nep Bch, downstairs, $1050/mo. incl.
util. (661)803-6275.
2BR 2BA townhouse w/ den. Energy effi-
cient, LR, DR, kitchen combination, sky-
lights, deck, CH/A, WDHU, new carpet.&
tile. $1100/mo., $800/dep. No pets.
106 Poinsettia St., Atl Bch. 241-2624.
WALK TO beach, 208-214 10th Ave. No.,
efficiency, $550/mo; 1BR, $650/mo; 2BR,
$800/mo; laundry room in building. Credit
check. No pets. 514-8530.


. beachI W/D & morel $1200/mo., All South
Realty, 241-4141.


1BR Apartment, 2 blocks from beach
$650/mo. 249-6748.
3BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE end unit fenced
in yard, new A/C, low market value
$173,000. (904)708-6480.
JAX BCH, Completely Renovated. 611
Upper 8th Ave. S. 2BR/1.5BA townhome,
nice rear yard. 6 blocks to beach, quiet
street, $925/mo, $500 security deposit.
Call 233-8208.
NEPTUNE BCH. East of A1A, studio apt.
CH&A, $575/mo. + util, deposit required.
223 Florida Blvd. No smoking, 327-0117.

HUGE 2 BR townhouse, Mayport. No
pets. $760/mo. Leave message 241-6232,
994-5793.
2/3BR/1BA 2.5 blocks to ocean CH&A,
washer/ dryer $1190/mo 655-5367 or 803-
3099
JAX BEACH
211 North 8th St., 1 BR/1 BA apartment. No
dogs. $625/mo. +$350/dep. Broker/ Own-
er. 249-8766.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 1.5 blocks ocean,
2BR/1BA +office, porch, 1092sqft, dish-
washer, $1025/mo., $875 deposit. No
dogs. 246-8220.


1654 MAIN Street, Atlantic Bch. 2/1,
WDHU, A/C, ceiling fans, fireplace. No
pets. $650/mo + dep. 246-4098.
ATLANTIC BEACH townhome, 2BR/2BA,
newly renovated, private patio, WDHU,
minutes to base. $1100/mo. +$1100/dep.
904-571-5517.
JAX BEACH, 1/1, walk to ocean, $475/mo
+ deposit, 616-6227.
ATLANTIC BEACH small ocean front 1BR
garage apartment, Available 3/2.
398-5020.
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
em well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo..Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
247-1417.
ATLANTIC BEACH DUPLEX BY DUT-
TON ISLAND PRESERVE. 3BR/2BA.
Spacious, 1500sf. Built 2003, New carpet
& tile. CH&A, W/D. Easy bike to beach
down Plaza Dr. $925/mo. (904)610-2743.
NEPTUNE BEACH, quiet 2BR/2BA ocean
view, LR, DR, sunroom, porches, beach
side of 1st St. Available 4/1. $1200/mo
+utilities. Deposit and credit check. No
pets. No smoking, 404-819-7955.
PONTE VEDRA townhouse, 2BR/2BA,
lakeview, screened porch, fireplace, W/D.
$1100/mo. +$1100/dep. 9Q4-571-5517.


ATLANTIC & JAX Beach, 2BR apartments PVB TOWNHOUSE, private, gorgeous
on/near ocean. No pets. $825-$1095/mo., lake view, 2BR/2.5BA, $975/mo. No
246-3130. smoking, 280-8782.


2BR 1BA, WDHU, no smoking, no pets,
$875/mo, $500/dep. 247-1935.
WOLF CREEK, ICW, beautiful, newer
townhome, 3BR/2.5BA, garage, 1700sf,
club pool, W/D, Chets Creek/ Kernan
schools $1295/mo. Possible lease pur-
chase. First Trust Realty (904)994-3608.
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.
WALK/ BIKE TO BEACH
ATL BCH duplex. 2BR/1BA, quiet neigh-
borhood w/lots of amenities. Reduced,
$950/mo. +$650/dep. Year's lease with
credit approval. 249-2310.
NEPTUNE BEACH, beautiful 1BR/1BA
apt. in new home. First house behind
ocean front at beach access, 4 blocks to
Town Center. Tile floors, security system,
new appliances, private gated courtyard.
No pets. $1100/mo. 249-8849.
MOVE IN Special, $650 for 1st two
months then $850/mo. 2BR/1.5BA, Kitch-
en, family room, deck, shed, 2224 Marsh
Point Rd., Neptune Beach. Available now.
874-8635.
OCEANSIDE, NEW 3BR/2BA oceanview
condo Just steps to ocean! $1950/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141.
PVB, SUMMERHOUSE, 1BR/1BA, 5 star
amenities, beach access, fitness center,
heated pool. $960/mo. Call 338-7321.
JAX BCH 1BR/1BA apt., $750/mo.
+$750/dep. 928 2nd St. N. 294-7163.
NORTH JAX Beach. Efficiency, $515/mo.
1BR $615/mo. 1 block to Ocean. Pool. No
pets. 249-5368.
2BR, OCEANVIEW, CH&A, 908 1st St. S.
JB. No pets. Must pass credit check.
$980/mo. +dep. 992-0088, 333-1822.
3BR/2BA doublewide, lot 158 Admiral's
Walk. Possible rent to own. 2268 Mayport
Rd. $820/mo. $600/dep. Call Doug
571-5083.

S. JAX BCH
2 BR APTS
CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-7368, 733,3730.

LARGE 1 bedroom. Excellent location. 2
blocks to ocean. Very clean. No Pets..
$675/mo. 642-1214 and 241-1219.
f(BRAND ,NIWiBRpF g.5BA,tpownhouse v/
garage. Near Penman & Beach Blvd.
$1,500/mo., $1,000 sec. deposit. Will con-
sider lease/ purchase. (904)616-5377.
NEW EFFICIENCY Apartment. Steps to
Ocean. No pets. $650/mo incl. utilities.
685-2732.


JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA apt, WDHU,
7-blocks to beach. $800/mo. +deposit.
716-0579.
NEPTUNE, GORGEOUS duplex, 3/2,
1.5 biks to ocean, garage, cathedral ceil-
ings, frplc., $1550/mo. Will sell for
$699,000. (904)993-9191.
1-1/2 BLOCKS, to Ocean, 1stAve. South,
1BR/1BA. $685/mo (904)891-0606.



ISLE OF PALMS, 3BR/2BA, brick home.
Fenced, tile. Appt. $1200/mo. 241-3752,
318-6937.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2 blocks to beach;
3BR/1BA, W/D. No smoking. No. dogs.
References & deposit. $1200/mo.,
(904)246-8367.
JAX BEACH
37 Sandra Drive (comer 23rd Ave. So.)
3/1.5 house, large fenced yard, lawn serv-
ice included, garage, $1195/mo, $700 se-
curity deposit. Broker/Owner, 249-8766


ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/1BA, blocks to
beach, town center, & school: Renovated,
new tile throughout. $1330/mo. Includes
water, garbage, sewage. (904)704-1828
FURNISHED BEACH Home for. Short
Term Rental. 3/1.5 home in quite area.
Begin May/ June until Sept/ Oct. 1200 sq
ft for $1500/mo, inclds cable, intemet and
lawn service. Contact Stephanie 982-1980
or Stephanie_0123@hotmail.com. Can
send pictures.
ATL BCH/ MAYPORT/ OAK HARBOR.
1123 SEBAGO AVE. SO.-ALL NEW,
3BR/2BA, TILE/ CARPET,
SCREEN PORCH, CARPORT,
FENCED YARD, YEAR LEASE,
$1300/mo.
612-8868, 631-3583.
PVB, 3/2 immaculate home, garage,
fenced back yard, screened porch, water-
front, quiet neighborhood, $1300/mo,
315-6558.
3BR 2BA house, kit., DR, LR, CH/A,
WDHU, hardwood floors/ carpet, 2 car
carport, $1200/mo. $800/dep. No pets.
1651 7th St. S., Jax Bch. 241-2624.
3BR 2BA 1-story house, 1850sf, w/ 2BR
1BA garage unit, CH/A, WDHU, blinds,
carpet, Ig Florida room, carport, Ig yard,
$2000/mo., $1000/dep. 347 3rd St., Atlan-
tic Bch. 241-2624.
PONTE VEDRA Beach, East of A1A. 2/2,
gar., on lagoon, scr. lanaiw/ jacuzzi. Avail.
now. $1325/mo. 285-9884.
TOWNHOME, VILLA off i San Pablo-
2BRA2BA, 12018Sla Miy jpgradesi Wlpoo
aminale lor rrf~prace, leramic lite R6ot
'03, $175K, 14321 Coral Reef Dr.
(904)610-6693.


I RENTAL


PONTE VEDRA gated, waterfront comm.
Granite kitchen, huge rooms, 5BR/4BA,
3400sf. Huge 19x19 bonus room w/full
bath. Scenic woods views on cul-de-sac.
Community dock, playground and pool.
$2795/mo. 881-0895.
4BR 3BA house, 6 blocks to beach, 3 yrs
old, oversized 2 car gar., $1400/mo. +se-
curity. No pets. Call 241-5251.
IBIS POINT off San Pablo Rd near Atlan-
tic Blvd. 3/2 w/study & scr. porch, Less
than 3 miles from Mayo and 3 miles from
beach. No smoking, $1395/mo. 6mo. or
1 yr. lease. Call 904-613-5958.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/2.5BA, 1400sf;
comer unit; well kept townhouse, W/D,
screened porch faces nature; community
pool, four blocks to beach; 241-5221.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3/2, WDHU, A/C,
fenced, weekly lawn care included. Walk
to FMS and FSH. Available 4/1.
$1500/mo. C all 241-2552.
PONTE VEDRA furnished lake front 2/2
short term, utilities included, $1600/mo.
607-3417, 607-7974.
PVB, NICE 3BR/2BA, loft w/spiral stair-
case, garage, W/D, place, new tile & car-
pet. $1400/mo., 607-5283, 373-0990
TIFFANY PINES, 3BR/2BA, tile floors, ga-
rage $1000/mo., 992-2249 or 651-7177.
PONTE VEDRA- 3BR/2BA, Dolphin Cove,
across from park, large backyard, huge
master bedroom w/bonus room added.
$1400/mo. Call 962-8721.
STEPS TO THE OCEAN
BEACH HOUSE, 2BR, clean, bright, hard-
wood floors. Sunroom. CH&A, laundry.
$1275/mo. (904)463-1052.
3BR/2BA +BONUS Room. 526 14th Ave.
N., Jax Beach..$1395/mo. 247-1484,
247-8727.
NEPTUNE BCH 116 Lora St., large
3BR/2BA, 1/2 block to ocean. Deck, no
dogs $2500/mo. 463-0222 or 465-2653.
ATLANTIC BEACH- 3BR house w/fenced
yard, WDHU, and new appliances.
900/mo. (904)249-1878.
ATLANTIC BEACH Townhouse. 369
Aquatic Dr. 3BR/2BA, $1050/mo. plus de-
posit. 962-7412.
2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE, ceramic tile
floors, CH&A, laundry room, patio, fenced
yard, 1 yr. lease, no pets, $1100/deposit,
$1100/mo. 2104 Bay Rd., Nep. Bch.
993-1114 or 270-1284.


3BR/2BA HOME in Neptune Beach,
CH&A, W/D. $1200/mo. 514-1090.
JAX BCH home.on golf course 3-4BR
2.5BA, beautifully remodeled, granite
countertops, stainless appliances, new &
refinished floors throughout, huge yard w/
2200sf screen enclosure, heated pool,
pets negotiable, $2400/mo. 962-5332.
PONTE VEDRA, unfur. 2/2, fenced yard/
care incl. Lease $1050/mo. buy optior).
280-4297.
PONTE VEDRA, 3/3, upgraded kitchen
and baths, gas fp, excellent school,
285-4772.
JAX BCH, newly remodeled 3BR/2.5BA
brick house, garage, new granite kitchen,
bathrooms, tile, carpet, & paint. Fireplace,
privacy fenced backyard. $1350/mo.
607-5283, 373-0990
JAX BEACH, walk to ocean, 4/2 remod-
eled, $1550.mo., 18 Sandra Dr., 233-
8124,336-572-2225.
PVB 3/2 patio home, lots of extras,
$1250/mo, 318-8644.
PONTE VEDRA,' 3/2/1, large fenced yard.
No smoking. Pets possible. $1300/mo.
273-5137 or 553-5413.
S. JAX BEACH, 3BR/1BA, convenient tb
schools & shopping g 930 S. 1st Ave.
$800/mo., All South Realty, 241-4141.
N. JAX Beach, 3BR/1BA, great locatiori,
fenced yard, WDHU, tile thru-out.
$1195/mo.434 4499.' \e I


NEPTUNE BEACH, 2BR/2BA, Florida
Blvd. CH&A, W/D. $925/mo. 514-1090.
PABLO BAY
4 bedroom, 3 baths, 2 car garage, 2800sf,
lake view, vaulted ceilings, fireplace; like
new, upscale community, 2 pools, tennis,
soccer, clubhouse, family park; next to
Mayo Clinic/ JTB, minutes to beach.
$1995/mo.; available now (904)349-3434.!
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, 2 car garage, podl
room, CH&A, fenced yard w/pool, fire-
place, WDHU, walk to ocean, $1300/mo.
+one month deposit. Available in April.
249-4508, 704-0489.
DOLPHIN COVE in Ponte Vedra.
4BR/ 2BA House for Rent/ Purchase Op-
tion. $1600/mo. (904)219-1689.
3BR/ 2BA, 2000sf, giant family, Ig sun-
room, laundry room on 1/2 acre at beach.
Completely renovated inside. Inc. lawn
service. Enjoy beach living without being
cramped. Call Cindy at 241-5251.
$1400/mo.
SOUTHSIDE, TH, 3/2, stainless appl., up-
grades, 1762sf, $1295/mo. Jacksonville
Homefinders 564-4040.


3BR/ 1.5BA, Ponte Vedra; close to Beach
& JTB, $1200/mo., 294-1114.


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:PV BCH- 1BR/Den/1BA, gated, luxury
condo in great oc. Pool/ clubhse/ fitness
center, W/D included, storage area, 2nd
floor. $850/mo. 285-5064 after 5pm.
PALMS AT Marsh Landing- 2BR/2BA
available: Beautiful upgraded unit, lake
view, fireplace, vaulted ceiling, garage,
$1100/mo. Call 904-613-7605. TMI Real
Estate Group, LLC.
AVAILABLE NOW!
Brand New Condos East of A1A
1/1 from $1200.mo. 2/2 from $1400/mo.
3/2 from $1600/mo. All w/great amenities.
Call Kathryn at (904)509-1039.
PONTE VEDRA Beach South- Ocean
Grande, penthouse condo, 3/3, 2000sqft,
garage, beach club available, 6 mo, mini-
mum, $1995/mo., (904)613-7204.
OCEANFRONT
ATLANTIC Beach, Ocean Village Town-
house,Fantastic views, great breezes,
Beachside balcony and patio.
2 spacious BR/1.5BA, equipped kitchen.
Annual lease. Available 4/1, No pets/ No
smoking. $1750/mo.
DUNSON REAL ESTATE, INC.
Realtor, 904-247-5153.
EXECUTIVE RENTAL (BEACHES)
Fully furnished, 2BR32BA, all inclusive
(electric, cable). Short/Long term.
$1500/mo 535-3911.
2BR/ 2.5BA condo completely renovated.
Lg screened patio, irplc,, tile floors in com-
mon areas & bathrooms, granite counter-
tops in kitchen & baths, Pool, tennis & rac-
quetball courts. $110(mo. 241-2054.


1BR/1 A CONDO in The Palms at Marsn
Landing, first floor, newly remodeled. W/D,
refrigerator, gated community, pool, gym,
$900/mo, 339-3500 or 220-6603.
ATL BCH/ MAYPORT/ COURT YARDS
1803 CHALLENGER CT.- PRIVATE
COURTYARD, 2BR/2BA, LOFT, TILE,
APPLIANCES $895/mo.
612-8868, 631-3583
GRAND CAY, 2/2, gated, amenities, view,
hardwood, new carpet, gar. avail.,
$1000/mo. sandysoul@earthlink.net or
(904)534-1045.
PVB. OCEAN Grove, gated. 2BR/2BA, 1st
floor, resort amenities. (904)273-5195.
*PVB, 1 BR/1BA. Elegantly furnished. Steps
to Ocean. Garage, $1750/mo. 708-4022..

BEACH FRONT
AAAH BEAUTY ocean front luxury 2/2,
$1675/mo., 1-800-758-7658.
-PONTE VEDRA/ OCEAN GROVE 3/2,
-$1150, 2/2, $1095, 2/2 w/garage $1195.
Jax Beach/ Northshore 3/2; 7th floor con-
do, ocean view, $2800. Realty Executives
Ponte Vedra 904-249-7676 press 2 after"
5pm.
SPACIOUS IMMACULATE, PVB,
.3BR/2.5BA, tiled designer white kitchen
.and bath, all new G. E. appliances, new
carpel, LR'DR opens to tiled, screened la-
Sna Amennee Separate storage area! No
pets/ no smoking. $1200/mo, lease/ pur-
chase avail 571-8449. ,


ATLANTIC BCH, one half block to ocean,
furnished 3BR/ 2BA ground floor, pool,
608-4325.

OCEANFRONT RENTAL
4BR/4BA, weekly, monthly, yearly. Call
(904)249-8269.
OCEAN ISLE, NC. Rent new, beautiful,
private oceanfront home. Close to Myrtle
Beach and historic Wilmington. Perfect for
larger group retreat. www.Cha-
teauDeChef.com, (910)579-2800.
OCEANFRONT- FURNISHED & unfur-
nished homes & condos! From $500 per
week! All South Realty, 241-4141.
S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean-
front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267.
www.rentjacksonvillebeach.com



3BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE, marsh view in
Mayport Landing. $400/mo. includes utilit-
ies or $20/night if needed part-time,
247-8944.
MATURE WOMAN seeking roommate to
share large house on ICW in Isle of Palm
near Mayo Clinic. $500/mo. + 1/3 utilities.
(904)502-3417.
JAX BEACH. .Teriffic 3BR/2BA spacious
home. Near Ocean. $600/mo. 247-8913.
ROOMMATE FOR 3BR/2BA, Jax Beach.
$550/mo +deposit, includes utilities
(904)249-1890.


SOUTH JAX Beach, large private room,
w/ bath, furnished, cable, private entrance,
CA/H, $140/wk + $140 deposit; on bus
line, 246-0862.
ICW- to share 3/2 house, $530/mo. +de-
posit; includes electric, water, phone, ca-
ble. No smokers/ pets. Call 228-4449.
MAYPORT, off Assisi, furnished, $120/wk,
deposit, references. 372-4265.
NEPTUNE Beach home. Kitchen privileg-
es, W/D. $650/mo. includes utilities.
(q04)699-7757.
SAWGRASS TPC, 3BR/2BA Condo
w/2 rooms available, for rent. Gated Com-
munity. $500/dep.,, $500/mo. +utilities.
Call 904-654-5152.



OFFICE SPACE for lease. Up to 1500sf +
garage option. 314 14th Ave. N. Jax
Beach. Available April 1st. 904-249-6890.
FULLY BUILT out office spaces on Beach
Blvd. in Jax Bch. 2 spaces 1350 & 1800sf.
Jonathan 866-6937.
2 OFFICE suites avail, for rent. Incl. com-
mon areas. N. Jax Bch. $500/ea.
993-5853.


WAREHOUSE,' WORKSHOP, Office
Space .starting at $500/mo. 514-1090,
247-5334.


r -d GOOD FOR small business, approximate-
SOLITHSIDE 22 w/garage,3rd floor, up- ly 1000sf. 122 4th. St. N., Jax Bch.
grades, wasner, dryer, $950/mo. Jackson- $950/mo.+ deposit. 246-8532, 535-0593,
ville Homefinder 564-4040.. 246-8415.


:;PONTE VEDRA- Grand Cay 2/2 1st floor.
..No stairs, new carpet/ tile, gated,
$1085/mo. (904)994-2825.
.JAX BEACH, Palms at Marsh Landing,
:2BR/2BA, gated community, screened
patio, lake view, newly remodeled, tile
floors, Berber carpet, new appliances,
SW/D included, 2 pools, tennis court,
:jacuzzi, tanning, beautiful fitness center,
clubhouse. Must see. $1195/mo.
(904)993-0567.

:THE PALMS, 2BR/ 2BA, first floor, gated/
Spool, fitness center, $1095/mo. 993-5853.
SPON ,.yED RA, 2BR 2BA, washer/ dryer,
-pool, tennis courts. $956;mo+ dep.
i : ?) t.J 1 '. -_. .. .62
PVB/ OCEAN LINKS 3/2 w/garage,-
1600sf, ground floor, end unit, all ameni-
ties, $1350/mo. 273-8923.
S1BR/1BA UNIT in the retirement commun-
ity of Sevilla. $800/mo. (904)246-0495. or
(904)759-9508.
RIVER FRONT gated 3/2, pool, tennis,
deepwater dockage, $1600/mo. 607-3417,
607-7974.
PONTE VEDRA Summer House.
.2BR/2BA, $1050/mo.; 1st mo. $525,
S(904)687-9371.
OCEANFRONT CONDO Jax Beach. 1/1
totally remodeled & absolutely new. New
.granite & cabinets in kitchen & bath. New
.tile, paint, windows & appliances. Walk-in
-custom closet with built-ins. Covered park-
ing. Water included, $1375/mo.,
(904)881-0895.

JAX BEACH/ The Palms, 2/2, choice unit,
great marsh view. $1050/mo. or lease pur-
chase option, Avail. 4/1. (904)285-5592.
AAAH BEAUTY ocean front luxury 2/2,
$1675/mo., 1-800-758-7658.
OCEANFRONT FURNISHED 2/2, pool,'
consider lease option. $1750/mo.
463-7343.
JAX BEACH, 1BR/1BA very nice condo.
.Tiled floors, all appliances included,
$875/mo. 249-0894.
3BR/3BA condo, $2200/mo. unfurnished.
$2700/mo furnished.859-5754. For more
details go to http://287798.rentclicks.com
THE PALMS; Spacious Upscale 3BR/2BA
w/garage $1300/mo. Avail. immediately .
242-9173.
PVB/ SAWGRASS TPC 3/2 patio home,
fully remodeled, large deck in back yard.
Pest control and lawn service included.
$1350/mo. 904-962-0197.
OCEAN FRONT, 2BR/2BA, unfurnished.
No pets.1 year lease, $1500/mo.,
241-0493.


RENT REDUCED!
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Warehouse for
lease, 3629sf. Close to marina & inter-
coastal waterway. Office included. Com-
pletely fenced, large parking lot.
(770)929-1721, (678)525-0854.
JAX BEACH- great location, Beach Blvd.
exposure, 1700sf, multi-use building.
Could be used for warehousing, subcon-
tractors; etc. 1 roll-up door, 1 walk-in door.
$1550/mo, 343-1919/ 249-3214.


..FREE .CATS and -Kittens to approved
-homes. Call 242-0224!...! ..: ;' ,,:


HORSE, THOROUGHBRED, chestnut
w/white star, gelding, 16'2" 9yrs. old. Own-
er off to college. 223-9335.
YORKIE PUPS, AKC, mom on premises.
born 12/27. (904)504-4362 $700-$900.
males only.
AKC SILKY Terrier puppies, tiny,; $600-
$800. Call 625-8294, 992-8040.


LOST: ISLE of Palms area. Across from
Palm Cove Marina. Small brown/red part
Border Terrier looking dog. Had red collar
and training collar on. If found call
992-3963.'
FOUND, TWO small dogs, white w/tan
markings, well cared-for; Assisi & Mayport
Rd. area, 864-6447.
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.


FREE'ROOM in exchange for light house-
keeping and caregiver for mother,
610-9047.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com



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.
DIVORCE AMERICAN STYLE! Uncon-
tested divorce papers. Without Kids (while
you wait) With kids (a little longer) Since
1981/ by appt. only (904)641-2187.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

The Board of Adjustment for the City of
Jacksonville Beach, Florida will meet and
hold public hearings on Tuesday, April 3,
2007 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Cham-
bers, located at 11 North 3rd Street,
Jacksonville Beach to consider the follow-
ing variance applications:
BOA 07-100038 City of Jacksonville
Beach Land Development Code Sec-
tion: 34-337 (e)(1) c.3, for a rear yard of
18 feet in lieu of 30 feet required and
34-337 (e)(1) e, for 41% lot coverage in
lieu of 35% maximum to allow for im-
provements to a single family dwelling,
for property located at 1417 Constitu-
tion Court, more specifically, Lot 23,
Constitution Cove.
BOA 07-100049 City of Jacksonville
Beach Land Development Code Sec-
tion: 34-338 (e)(1) c.1, for a front yard of
5 feet in lieu of 20 feet required, 34-338
(e)(1) c.3, for a rear yard of 6.7 feet in
lieu of 30 feet required, and 34-338
(e)(1) e, for 52% lot coverage in lieu of
35% maximum to allow for substantial
renovation to an existing single family
dwelling, for property located at 304
South 1st Street, more specifically, the
north 1/2 of Lot 1, Block 32, Pablo
Beach South.
BOA 07-100050 City of Jacksonville
Beach Land Development Code Sec-
tion: 34-348 (j)(3) h, for 12% open and
recreation space and 8% green areas
within the parking areas to make up the
required 20% open and common recre-
ation space, for property located at 408
Beach Blvd, 428 Beach Blvd, 50 South
4th Street, and 0 1st Avenue South,
more specifically, Lots 1 to 12, BIk 5,
Pablo Beach South, Lots 1 to 6 BIk A,
Mundy Drive Terrace S/D.
BOA 07-100052 City of Jacksonville
Beach Land Development Code Sec-
tion: 34-336 (e)(1) c.2, for a corner side
yard of 18 feet in lieu of 20 feet re-
quired and 34-336 (e)(1) c.3, for a rear
yard of 27 feet in lieu of 30 feet re-
quired to allow for improvements to a
single family dwelling, for property lo-
cated at 402 North 15th Street, more
specifically, Lot 2, Block 10, Pine
Grove, Unit No. 4 S/D.
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).
Board of Adjustment
City of Jacksonville Beach

NOTICE

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
based.
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 3/14/07


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ing Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
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Job placement assistance. Call Aviation
Institute of Maintenance (888)349-5387


IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or.
email: classified@beachesleader.com
AMERICA'S DRIVING Academy Start
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.


LIFEGUARDS- WINSTON Family YMCA,
all shifts. Lifeguard CPR PR, AED 02 &
first aide certification required. Phone
543-9622 for more info. or email:
jmoore@firstcoastymca.org.
AREA COORDINATORS need for High
School Exchange Program. Part-time on a
contract basis. Call (888)446-5437 for ad-
ditional information or fax resume to
(405)810-8714.
P/T TECH for Doggie Daycare. Experi-
ence working with dogs preferred. Fun job
with good pay. Saturday required
(904)241-7387.
PART-TIME ACCOUNTING
PART-TIME PONTE Vedra, AR Clerk po-
sition. Must have AR experience to in-
clude collections. Requires fast learner
and well organized. Email resume to:
khorne@cntre.com EOE
FESTIVAL WORKERS, needed for food
service, good pay, F/T or P/T.
(904)249-8269, (904)591-5175 Iv. msg, if
no answer.
ADMIN. ASST. Must be highly organized,
detail oriented and able to multi-task in
fast paced environment with positive atti-
tude and excellent people skills. 20hr./wk.
supporting a visually handicapped pastor
with a demanding schedule. Resume by
mail to Beach United Methodist Church,
325 7th Ave. No., Jax Beach, 32250. At-
tention: Human Resources or by fax to
(904)249-3124
NOTICE TO READERS
HELP WANTED classifications in this
newspaper are intended to announce gen-
uine current job openings. No fees may be
charged to the prospective employee. Ads
for self-employment or business opportu-
nities appear under the Business Opportu-
nities category. Ads which may require
payment of fees for employment informa-
tion, guidance or training may appear un-
der Job Service. Should ary 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.


P/T ADMINISTRATIVE Assistant-An es-
tablished firm in Neptune Beach is seek-
ing a Part Time position for M-Thurs.
1:00pm-5:30pm and Fri 9:00am-3:00pm.
Some computer knowledge helpful.
Please fax resume to 904-241-2950 or
email rlt@200firststreet.com

BAKER NEEDED. Please apply at 1325
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach.

APPOINTMENT SETTER needed, phone
provided, flexible hours. Call 472-3521.
TEACHER W/BACHELOR'S Degree, for
VPK summer 10 week program. Apply
within: Beaches Academy, 1725 Penman
Rd. 246-3885.


$300 HIRING BONUS. D-Licensed Secur-
ity Officers needed to work upscale gated
communities and condominiums in Jax
and Ponte Vedra Beach. Apply in person
at: First Coast Security Services, 1 Inde-
pendent Dr. #117 (Modis Bldg.), Jax, FL
32202 (904)598-1993
www.firstcoastsecurityonline.com
TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.
ADMIN. ASST. Must be highly organized,
detail oriented, and able to multi-task in a
fast paced environment with a positive at-
titude and excellent people skill. 40hr./wk.
w/full benefits, supporting both the Senior
and Executive Pastors. Submit resume to
Beaches United Methodist Church, 325
7th Ave. No, Jax Beach, 32250. Attention:
Human Resources or fax to (904)249-
3124.
LANDSCAPE GROUNDS maintenance
and installation. Must be dependable and
have a positive attitude. Clean driving re-
cord a must! Pay will be based upon expe-
rience. Must have reliable transportation.
220-9457, (904)465-3590.
CASHIER: MON.- Fri., some Sat., fast
paced, benefits, wages neg., customer
service +gift shop exp., some computer &
data base exp. Apply in person at Beach-
es Car Wash, 1401 Beach Blvd., Jax
Beach.
CAREGIVERS NEEDED. American Home
Companions seeks compassionate, live-in
caregivers for the elderly. Must be able to
work weekends. 291-2400.
FOOD PREP/ Van Driver position. F/T,
$7.75/hr. Apply within: Beaches Academy,
1725 Penman Rd. 246-3885.
CUSTOMER SERVICE/ Bookkeeping As-
sistant. Minimum 3 years experience in
each, parts/ warranty work/ driver coordi-
nation. Computer/ internet literate, detail-
oriented, self-motivated, financing/ sales
background a plus. Excellent benefits to
include profit sharing. Atlantic Beach,
smoke-free office. www.transitplus.com.
Fax resume 221-2705. Specify position.
KUHN FLOWERS of PVB is currently ac-
cepting applications for F/T Sales person-
nel at PVB location. Must have excellent
communication skills, good spelling abili-
ties, and be highly motivated. We offer
competitive salary, paid vacation,,medical
& dental insurance. We are a drug free
workplace. Apply in person at 832-10 A1A
N. (Tournament Plaza) Ponte Vedra Bch.
No phone calls please..
SERVER NEEDED for AM Shift. Please
apply In person: Mothers Home Cooking,
1183 Beach Blvd Jax Beach.
MEDICAL ASSISTANT/ FRONT OFFICE
needed for Beaches office. Fax resume to
636-5608.
RECEPTIONIST/ CUSTOMER SERVICE
REPRESENTATIVE position available.
Candidate must have excellent computer,
customer service and phone skills. Look-
ing for a-candidate that works effectively
with others in a team based environment
to accomplish company goals. HS Diplo-
ma or equivalent required. Please
e-mail resume to
sales@newarrivalsinc.com


REMODELING LEAD Carpenter, min.
MED/ LAB tech M.A. skills a plus, family REMODE linG LEAD ool u referen-
practice. Fax resume: 285-7442. eyrs remodeling exp. Tools, truck, referen-
praciceFaxesue:_25-742. ces. Reputable beach G.C. 247-2274.


PART-TIME BOARD LIAISON
City of Atlantic Beach. $10.90/hr; 2 yrs.
admin. exp. preferred. Must be available
for approx. 3 night meetings per month on
3rd Tues. each month at 7:00 p.m. and
2nd & 4th Wed. each month at 7:00 p.m.
Applications accepted until 3/21/07, 800
Seminole Rd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233.
For more info call (904)247-5820 or visit
www.coab.us. No smokers or tobacco
users. Drug testing conducted. EOE.
RECEPTIONIST, ATRIA Senior Living is
seeking a part-time receptionist and activi-
ties assistant who would work weekends
and Wednesdays at their community lo-
cated at 14199 Wm. Davis Parkway. Are
you flexible with hours and do you have a
pleasant personality? Please fax resume
to 821-9879.


LA ROSE now taking applications for rex
perienced stylists, commission only, full-
time or part-time 469-10 Atlantic Blvd.
249-4140.
MOVING AND Storage Co. is currently
seeking professional, courteous and expe-
rienced Laborers and Drivers. Drivers
must possess a valid A or B CDL Drivers
License. Drug testing is required. For
more information call 241-2921.
EXPERIENCED LINE Cook & Utility per-
son for breakfast and lunch. Apply within
@ Ellen's Kitchen 1824 South 3rd St.
246-1572.

CNA
HEALTH CENTER
FULL-Time, 3pm-11pm at Premiere Re-
tirement Community. Excellent benefit
package, competitive wages, good work-
ing environment. Applications available at
Fleet Landing Security Gate, One Fleet
Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233;
Fax to '(904)246-9447; email to:
jobs@fleetlanding.com EOE/ Drug-Free
Workplace. -.
SALES
ATLANTIC Beach van/ minibus dealership
seeking self-motivated individuals. High
year end income; bid/ finance background
a plus; computer/ Intemet literate; clean
driving record. CDL license preferred but
will train. Draw vs Commission. Excellent
benefits to include profit sharing.
www.transitplus.com Fax resume:
221-2705. Specify position desired on fax.
LAWN MAINTENANCE Foreman &
Helpers. Apply 7am, TNT Landscape.
1074 10th Ave. S:, Jax Beach. 247-4477.
WINSTON FAMILY YMCA Summer Camp
Program. Must love to work with kids,
ages 5-11. Energetic, like to be outside,
have strong leadership skills. Heather
Mulkey, 543-9622.

*BEACH DRIVERS*
Taxi Drivers needed to work Beach and
Intercoastal areas, at least 23 yrs. old,
good driving record. Call 249-0360.


ABSENT ANSWER is looking for happy
people to work FT/PT flexible shifts. Will
.train. Great pay. Call today 270-2357.

FT/PT, Sales People needed. Apply at
Sea Shells and Coral, 230 North Board-
walk.
HOME CLEANERS full-time/part-time, re-
liable car & phone, $10-$12 per hour, call
223-5033.
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Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
0967.
EXPERIENCED FLOORING SALES
P RSON. Mainly Beaches area., Fax. re -
|ume 247-9036.
ONLY CERTIFIED fork lift operators ap-
ply. Work out of state. $15/hr., $25/day
per diem; paid lodging. Call Tom Miller,
(904)377-821(904904)797-7856.


LAWN CARE Helper needed $10/hr No
experience necessary. Must have trans-
portation, license. Call 285-2952.
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.
DIRTY BLONDE Salon. Tired of the salon
your at? Sick of service charges? We offer
up to 60% with no service charges & cool
place to work! Experienced stylists need
only apply! High traffic salon with huge
growth potential. 241-HAIR.
POOL CLEANER
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


*
LAWN SERVICE looking for exp. help-
ers. Must be able to provide own trans-
portation. Great pay for right person.
Call 249-7883.

FRAMING CARPENTERS, G.C. Superin-
tendent for established company. Drug
free work place. Benefits. 241-2721.
DRIVER CLASS-A CDL Drivers. Now Hir-
ing OTR & local drivers- New equipment;
Great benefits; Premium pay package.
Call Oakley Transport,' (877)882-6537.
PAINTERS WANTED: Must have basic
hand tools and transportation. DFWP.
Scott Painting, Inc.. (904)710-6732.
PHONE CONSULTANTS needed, in-
bound calls, $800-$1500/week income,
salary plus commission. Phone sales ex-
perience a must. Call for interview
(904)207-7757 ask for Tiffany.
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 expen-
ence.
CNA'S
NEEDED for home health & area hospi-
tals. To apply visit our website @
www.nfhsonline.com or apply in person,
North Florida Health Services, 710 3rd St.
N., Jax Bch. 241-1656.
THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE BEACH
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, send an email to:
personnel@jaxbchfl.net, or visit our
website www.JacksonvilleBeach.org
Drug free work environment, EOE, VP.
DRIVERS ACT now! 21 CDL-A Drivers
needed 36-43cpm/$1.20pm. $0 lease
New trucks CDL-A + 3 mos OTR.
(800)635-8669.


DRIVERS & O/Os- CDL- A: Top pay, Ex-
cellent Hometime & Benefits! Must have
2yrs. Recent car hauling expl Centurion
Auto Transport, 800-889-8139.
RN, LPN, MA, BOS skills a plus. Family
practice. Fax resume to: 285-7442.
GOLF COURSE MAINTENANCE EQUIP-
MENT OPERATOR: Beach Private Club.
FT\ benefits \401k experience .preferred.
.Golf privileges. DFWP. Call 246-4711.
HELPER FOR vinyl floor covering. Drivers
.license required. Call 403-5115.
PLUMBERS HELPER needed. Please call
Native Plumbing at 270-2266.
CARPET SALES
Experienced in all aspects of floorcovering
a plus. Great opportunity for right person.
$50-$60,000 potential. Fax resume to
(904)247-9036. Beaches area.
DRIVER CLASS-A CDL Drivers. Now Hir-
ing OTR & local drivers- New equipment;'
Great benefits; Premium pay package.
Call Oakley Transport, (877)882-6537.
SOUTH BEACH SALON has chair rental
available. Call Jerry, 673-3639.
CHIROPRACTIC ASSISTANT needed,.
experience helpful, must be enthusiastic,
dependable and consistent. Call 645-7559
for appointmentt.
NANNIES NEEDED, F/T and P/T posi-
tions available. Call 800-997-4643.
www.jaxnannies.com
TRANQUIL SPACE at Jax Beach availa-
ble for nail person to come join my salon.
Call 270-0997.
BEACHES CHURCH seeking bookkeeper'
for 10hr/wk. Call 246-2010 or fax resume
to 246-1248.
DENTAL ASSISTANT needed for exciting
cosmetic & implant practice at the beach.
Must have excellent communication skills
&be, .slf-motivated. Excellent pay for the
right person. Fax resume tO: 247-3320. '.,
BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help.
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits'
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.

CHILDTIME LEARNING Centers seeks
experienced Pre-school Teachers &
Assistant Teachers. F/T & P/T available.
We offer a competitive salary & benefits
package. Call 273-6960 or fax resume to:
280-5742.

CONSTRUCTION POSITIONS
Current openings in our construction dept.
Must have construction experience, pool
construction experience a major plus. Full-
time work w/benefits package. Must have
good driving record. Apply at Surfside
Pools, 313 Beach Blvd.,Jax Beach
246-2666 or fax resume to: 249-8801 or
e-mail: julie@surfsidepopls.net
RECEPTIONIST/TECH needed Part time.
Hirsch Animal Hospital, Call 285-0023.
RETAIL SALES. We are looking for a
highly motivated individual with excellent
oral communication skills for a Retail
Sales Position. Email your resume to
kelly@oceanwaves.com or come see us
at 76 Levy .Road Atlantic Beach, FL
32233.
BEACHES CHURCH seeking secretary
for 30hr/wk. Call 246-2010 for more infor-
mation or fax resume to 246-1248.


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hiring Hair Stylist and Esthetician, rent or
commission, health insurance and paid
vacation. Call Pamie Taylor 246-5263.
ELECTRICIANS HELPER, $8-$10/hr.
based on experience. Beaches area.
Swimmingf pool wiring. specialists. Call
272-7225.


LOVE THE BEACH? South Jax Beach. -
3B/2BA, Furnished, right on Ocean. MIRA VISTA Looking for roommate to
Awesome view. $1600/mo. 242-0411. share new condo. Must be clean, neat.
$650/mo.+ 1/3 utilities, & fees, 463-2845.


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CUSTOM Interior Trim Carpenters need- PRIVATE DUTY. CNA looking to care for BOAT STORAGE in PV. Visit '99 DODGE DAKOTA V6, new tires,
ed., Beaches and Ponte Vedra areas. Call elderly. Exc. refs. Degree w/ many years www.MarinaClubPV.com 75,000 miles, auto, A/C, cruise. Call
Tim 509-9071. exp. Please call Donna 285-0432. Chandra, 742-4574.,


EXCITING NURSING *
POSITION
FULL TIME
A premier retirement community in Atlantic
Beach is seeking a dynamic RN, capable
of multitasking and filling numerous roles
within our health care setting. Experience
in long term care desired and strong com-
munication skills. This position will super-
vise specific functions within the nursing
department, conduct chart and record au-
dits, and participate in the community wide
interdisciplinary care team. Excellent ben-
efits and pleasant work environment. Ap-
plications available at Fleet Landing Se-
curity Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd., At-
lantic Beach, FL 32233; Fax to (904)246-
9447; email to: jobs@fleetlanding.com
EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.
SCAFFOLD ERECTORS, Iron Workers,
Carpenters (all types) and Laborers. Apply
in person: 203 S. 3rd St.,Jax Beach,
(904)249-8147. or 1840 Southside Blvd.
Suite 1A, (904)726-5661.
PONTE VEDRA Teacher Assistant, vari-
able hours, CDA a plus. Call 285-2965.
AUTOMOTIVE LOT Coordinator/ Cus-
tomer Service, vehicles check in, parts,
warranties, vans/ mini buses, general of-
fice work, prior mechanical or maintenance
experience a plus. Computer/ Internet lit-
erate, clean driving record. CDL required,
but will train. Excellent benefits including
profit sharing, Atlantic Beach, www.tran-
sitplus.com Fax resume 221-2705. Spec-
ify position desired on fax.

SERVERS
FULL-TIME (Split Shift) in our main dining
room. Must be available weekends. Holi-
days a must. Experinece preferred. Great
benefits and work environment. Applica-
tions at Fleet Landing Security Gate, One
Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL;
Fax to (904)246-9447; email to:
jobs@fleetlanding.com Website: fleet-
landing.com. EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.


TPC SAWGRASS will be hiring an energetic staff to work
with the Merchandise and Food & Beverage teams during the
2007 PLAYERS. The dates needed for tournament staff
employment are May 2 through May 14, 2007. Staff will receive
monetary compensation and will qualify for complementary
rounds of golf, determined by the number of shifts worked during
the week of THE PLAYERS.


Please apply in person or call for applications, for merchandise
positions please call the Golf Shop (904) 273-3430 and for Food
& Beverage positions call (904-273-3556.


Jim Jordan Assistant Golf Professional
TPC SAWGRASS
Adam Shirah Assistant Director of Food and Beverage
TPC SAWGRASS
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IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com

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ACTIVITY ASSISTANT
FULL TIME
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
Workplace.
WANTED Line Cooks, Dishwashers, Host/
Hostesses. Apply in person, 127 1st Ave.
N., rear blue door, 12-2pm. Campeche
Bay. 249-3322.
LINE COOK. MARSH LANDING COUN-
TRY CLUB is hiring an experienced full
time Line Cook needed for our newly ren-
ovated ala carte kitchen. Full time posi-
tion starts immediately. Excellent benefits
and competitive pay. Drug Free Work-
place/EOE. Apply in person at clubhouse
Tuesday-Saturday. Call 285-6514 for
directions if necessary.
SMALL LOCAL Landscape business is
looking for people who want to work and
have transportation. Will train. Call
334-3157.


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


MISC. SIESTA sale, 11am-5pm, Fri. &
Sat., 142 South 34th Ave., (34th Ave. &
2nd St.) 249-7696.


INTERIOR DECORATIONS, bedding, fur-
niture, clothing, & lots more, Sat., 8am-
noon; 502 Call Dr.


ATLANTIC BEACH HAIR SALON
for sale. 15 years established. $26K.
248-9781.


SATURDAY, 8AM-12PM. 2311 Longmoni
Drive. Honda lawn mower, area rug, pic-
tures, clothing, knick knacks, linens etc.
MULTI-FAMILY, SATURDAY, 3/17,
Ashley Woods, Broad Wing Dr. Variety of
items.

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2005 HD Softail Deluxe, mint condition,
475 miles, pearl blue & white, chrome &
extras galore. $20,000. 821-0430.
2002 VESPA 150cc, 3500 miles, great
condition, alabaster, rear bucket. $3250.
904-610-7595. .
HONDA 2000 Sabre, 1100cc V-twin, low
miles, windshield, mustang seat, back
rest. Asking $5000 OBO. Phone 247-1733
for appt.


MARCH MADNESS RV Selloff! March
16th-19th. Nation's #1 Selling- Montana -
5th wheels All on Sale! Suncoast RV,
12201 W. Colonial Drive, Winter Garden,
(866)482-7220. www.suncoastrv.com.


1999 FORD F-150 truck Super Cab, 195k
mi., tow pkg., back rack, $5500. 838-9786.
2000 FORD 250 XLT, v-8, diesel, 4DR, 8ft
bed w/ fiberglass locking bed cover. Full
towing pkg. Exc. cond. $18,500. Tel.
(904)725-7753, cell. (904)386-3010.
1990 FORD VAN, E150, runs, $600 OBO
An.-5115r nr 23n057


1991 LEXUS LS 400, white/ tan leather,
well maintained, exc. cond., $5300 OBO.
565-9919.
1993 PONTIAC Grand AM, good cond.,
only 100,000mi., $1,500. 249-3397.
'97 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL, 82,000
miles, single owner, family car, looks &
runs great, $4900 OBO. '85 Jaguar, ga-
rage kept, looks & runs great. Best Offer.
472-6820.
1996 MERCEDES-BENZ E320, 136K
miles, leather, PW/PL, CD player, A/C
& heat work great. $5500 OBO.
(904)422-2318.
TOYOTA 4-RUNNER, LTD, '98, only
89,000 miles, original owner, $10,500.
391-0191.
1992 BMW 740i- sold as is, $1500. Call
778-3591.
03 HONDA CIVIC EX, blue, AT, 4door,
35 mpg, 30,000 miles. A very good in very
good condition. $12,995, 241-1447.
1979 MERCEDES Benz 450SL; 2 tops,
maintenance records. Black w/red interior,
good condition. Asking $10,000 OBO.
612-8080, 247-7550.


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AT&T PARTNER phone system. 5 phones
installed for $899. 249-8877.
WASHER/ DRYER super capacity size
$300 for the set. 778-3591.
MINT GREEN couch, asking $125; dinette
set w/3 chairs, $50; baker's rack, $50,
349-3434.
BED- FULL-SIZE cherry sleigh bed,
w/mattress & box spring. Must sell. $395.
Can deliver (904)858-9350.
BED- BRAND name queen set,
new, w/warranty $129. Can deliver.
(904)858-9350.
FOUR CEMETERY plots in Warren Smith
Cemetery available, 591-5816.
GREAT HOME PHONE SERVICE
$24.95 Unlimitied Local & Long Distance
calls in the USA and Canada! Buy video
phone and see your love ones while you
are talking anywhere in the world! $24.95
per month! Call (877)710-0017 or check
the website at www.5Linx.net/L258708.
MINERAL MAKEUP and Skin Care.
See and Feel the Difference!
www.mineral-accents.com
G.E. WASHER/ Dryer like new,1 yr. old,
$200,. 285-2952.
OCEAN KAYAK- 2 person w/dolly $325.
Surf fishing cart, large size $90.
904-868-3259.
METAL ROOFING, Save $. Buy direct
from manufacturer. 20 colors in stock with
all accessories. Quick turn around. Deliv-
ery available (352)498-0778. (888)393-
0335. Mention code 24.
NEW 10X12 Captiva glass sunroom kit.
Frank 945-7315.
TRUCK TOPPER, Leer, white fiberglas,
regular size truck, $150, 249-3184.
LAWN EQUIPMENT Enclosed Tandom
axle trailer w/new tires, electronic brakes
and lawn racks installed, 52" Zero. Turn,
Toro 36" Walk-Behind Classic T Hydro-
static, less. than 50 hrs, 2 Stihl
Weedeaters, 1 Edger, and Echo Hedge
Trimmer, all very new. Physical condition
forcing me to sell all. Asking '12K OBO.
(904)237-1225.
WANTED: 10 homes to show off our new
lifetime exterior paint. Call now to see if
your home qualifies. (800)961-8547.
(Lic.#CBC01 0111)
THOMASVILLE LEATHER couch &
matching chair, neutral color, good condi-
tion, $500, (904)246-9162 ext. 0#
KITCHEN SET glass & metal, excellent,
$100, Selva Linkside. 241-6912.
TWO BEAUTIFUL custom made cribs and
matching dresser/ hutch. Sold as sets or
individually. Pix on request. 521-0744.
MUST GO! Quality restaurant booths, sin-
g les, doubles, six-tops, black. Also great
or your home, reasonable. Vince or Tom,
249-3322.
POOL EQUIPMENT, demolished my pool-
list of recently purchased equipment. Call
(904)993-3658.
WHIRLPOOL WASHER & Dryer, $75/ea.
30 day warranty. Deliver, $20. 318-8173,
992-1470.
BRAND NEW 1600 + sq ft Mohawk premi-
um grade carpet & pad $975,.. 424-6809.
GRANITE TOPS FOR LESS
Save on granite counter tops and vanities.
Call Buddy 249-1860.
www.GraniteTopsForLess.com
,AVON, JANA Duguid, Independent Sales
Representative. Please Call 904-338-8191
or email: gotta.luv.avon@hotmail.com
LODGE AND CLUB IN PV MEMBER-
SHIP. 10% Discount. 352-258-9987.
BED- BEAUTIFUL Temp-pedic Memory
F.jam manr'es a & oxspinnq new in
plastic v% wJarar.iy $379 Musl sell
(904)85a986501..! ; 0
CHERRY JEWELRY armoire and match-
ing vanity, $150; NASCAR memorabilia,
some autographed, best offer; black leath-
er chaps, never worn, size med., $75,
716-1812.
A/C UNIT, Trane XL1400, inside and out-
side unit, digital.thermostat, all'paperwork,
10yrs. old, but used very little. $350.
(904)222-1064.
RALLY SCOOTER (for seniors), 2 years
old, $500. 241-8232.
SHADOW BOX fencing, good condition,
6ftx8ft, 30 pieces, $10 each, 285-2960.
BED- KING mattress set, $289. Can de-
liver. (904)391-0015.
6 PIECE Bedroom Set includes queen
mattress & box, new still in boxes. $499.
Can deliver. 858-9350.

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PADGETT'S A/C & Heating, Inc. Family
owned and operated. When quality and
customer service are demanded call
Travis at 588-5222.
SERVICE, REPAIRS, INSTALLATIONS
Free Estimates. License CAC1814887.


DANSEL CONSULTING SERVICE.
Credit repair, taxes, freelance paralegal,
courier, computer repairs, much more. No
legal advise. 403-4775.

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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.
FOR REASONABLE fees, call Betty Lees.
I don't cut corners, I clean them,
238-6435.
ORGANIZING- CLEANING: home, office,
closets. Also sewing, landscaping. Refer-
ences. 221-0801.
AFFORDABLE WINDOW CLEANING,
14 years experience. Reasonable prices,
low minimum rates, weekend appoint-
ments available. (904)525-7419.
HOUSES WANTED to clean, weekly or bi-
weeil' rei-renre iTara 683 60,1i
EXPERIENCED CLEArNING lay slakng
new accounts. Excellent references. Free
estimates. 904-699-7757.
WE PERSONALLY Clean Your House.
Very honest and dependable. 8 years in
business. Call Tricia 233-2621.


WOOD Fence Installation. 35yrs Experi-
ence. Mick Outdoor Enterprises.
241-7276, 838-9599.


KEN'S LAWN CARE. Cut, edge, weed-
eating, landscaping, pressure washing,
grading and sodding. Free estimate.
252-6112.
PALM' TREES, Hedges Trimmed, Yard
Clean-ups, Mulching, Sodding, whatever it
takes, etc. Dave 249-4724.


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

PERSCHEL BROTHERS
SERVICES, INC.
PROFESSIONAL LAWN.service. We mow
lawns. Free estimates. 246-0967.

ED'S LAWNCARE
Dependable Quality Service. Reasonable
rates. 821-0737.
WINSOR LAWN Service, Inc. Competitive
rates. Call Alan. 237-5301.
CUT RIGHT LAWN SERVICE. Free esti-
mates, local, reasonable prices. We do it
right the first time. No contracts required.
Residential & Commercial Call Ray,
607-0853.
GREEN ACRES LAWN CARE
One time or yearly. Licensed, Insured.
Residential, Commercial. 742-6763.

HERMON'S MULTIPLE SERVICE
Specializing in "Complete Flowerbed
Cleaning and Workover". Lawn care,
Janitorial Service, etc. Call Hermon, 246-
4238, 612-1755.




WALDEN'S CONCRETE- Sidewalks, Pa-
tios, Driveways, Room Additions. Cell
339-1287, Bus. 722-0182.


OCEANSIDE CLEANING INDUSTRIES
Safe roof cleaning. Deck & fence
restoration. Pressure washing. Licensed &
Insured. Call Kevin, 994-0045.


RESIDENTIAL HOUSE painting. Interior &
exterior. Quality- fast- affordable,
(904)838-7186.
SAVE 30%-50% NOW on:all Interior &-ex-
terior painting, pressure washing & home
repairs. Free estimate. Jeff 881-4223.
MAGIC MAN PAINTING & HOME
IMPROVEMENTS. Interior/Exterior Paint-
ing, Faux Finishes. Rotten Wood Replace-
ment, Pressure Washing. (904)894-4257.
KNOWLEDGEABLE PAINTER 34yrs exp.
Licensed & Insured. Rob (904)400-0964.


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A PLUS QUALITY PAINTING, INC. Top
knotch work guaranteed. Painting, trim,
carpentry, wood repair, pressure washing.
Licensed/ Insured. Free estimates.
861-9500.
MASSEY APPLICATIONS, INC.- pres-
sure washing, painting, drywall repair, tex-
ture & wallcoverings. 25 years experience.
Lic., insured, refs. (904)403-7389
www.paintersyoucantrust.com
BEACHES HOME SERVICES. Painting,
free estimates, work guaranteed, licensed.
610-7768.

TWO "M" PAINTING
NEW CONSTRUCTION, remodeling and
repaint. Residential and commercial. Men-
tion this ad. 246-1529.


DAVID'S POOL Service. Weekly cleaning.
Most residential pools $25/week+ chemi-
cals. Licensed, Insured. We make your life
a little easier. 285-0240.


CREATIVE CONTOURS Inc. Kevin Nun-
ziante (904)2377388. Home improvement,
remodels, additions,, roofing & re-roofing,
concrete patios & drives. CBC1252611,
CCC1327789.

TWO M CONSTRUCTION -
Repairs, specializing in termite damage.
246-1529.
ATLANTIC COAST RENOVATION -
Spring Special, 20% off all painting, will
covering & renovation. Free estimates,
434-3281.
WOOD REPAIRS. Termite & Rotten
wood, siding, stucco, 'repairs. Licensed
General Contractor. 247-9525.
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QUALITY HOME Repair: Painting, Wood
Repair, Pressure Washing and more.
17yrs. experience. Licensed/ Insured.
861-9500.
KP HOME IMPROVEMENT INC
Painting, pressure washing, wood floors,
carpentry, tile work, drywall. 241-7023.
HANDYMAN- EXPERIENCED and very
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.
Occupational License/ Insured. 241-1461,
955-0593 (cell)


JR'S SERVICES L.L.C.
Tree Trimming, R & R landscape. Irriga-
tion repairs. Licensed & insured. Dis-
counts. 242-2546, 568-6067.

WEBERS TREE SERVICE
246-9930
Quality work at reasonable rates. Stump
grinding. Since 1986.


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


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warranty from Lexus, champaign color,
roof rack, sun roof, leather interior, 6 disc
CD changer, all service records, $18,250
OBO 904-669-9008
CHRYSLER CONCORD 2000, runs great,
90,000 miles, new tires, mechanically
sound, minor cosmetics, Kelly Blue Book
$4200 OBO, 616-5274.
1998 FORD Sport Explorer, 2DR, 55K
miles, $3900 OBO, 221-3127.
2001 HONDA EX Accord 15,100 miles,
brand new., white w/sunroof, garage kept,
$13,880, 962-8575.
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Wrestling
The Beaches Intracoastal
West Wrestling Club will begin
its annual spring-fall program
at the Fletcher High School
cafeteria on Mondays from 6
p.m. until 8 p.m. beginning
March 26.
All wrestlers or new wrestlers
in the local area are invited to
attend. Wrestlers visiting the
local area are also welcome.
Wrestlers will train in
Folkstyle, Freestyle and Greco-
Roman techniques for month-
ly FAW/USA tournaments.
Participants must bd enrolled
in grades 6 to 11 (any school)
to take part. Fee is $50 includ-
ing USA membership and a
club T-shirt.
Interested wrestlers may
contact club director Roy
Fallon at 233-5008 for more
information. Former wrestlers
may apply to help coach.

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

St. Paul's Sports
Camp
Tommy Hulihan's St. Paul's
Sports Camp, for kindergart-
ners through eighth-graders,
begins June 4 and concludes
July 27. Week-long sessions,
which run from 8:30 a.m. to 3
p.m. each day, will be held
June 4 to June 8, June 11 to
June 15, June 18 to June 22,
June 25 to June 29, July 2 to
July 6, July 9 to July 13 and
July 23 to July 27.
The cost of each camp is
$110, except for July 2 to July
-6, when there's no camp on
the Fourth of July. That week's
charge is $90. Single Day rates
are available.
Campers will participate in
team sports and age-appropri-
ate activities, such as basket-
ball, soccer, flag football; kick
ball and tag games. Friday
:offer pizza and'a bus to Beach
Bowl for bowling. All campers
:receive a T-shirt.
For information or to regis-
ter, call (904) 349-2611 or e-
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