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October 19, 2007


PONTE


Vol. 45, No. 35


PUMPKIN
PICKING


VEDRA


SAn edition of The Beaches Leader




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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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Mascot choices: Pirates, Patriots, Sharks

Designer preparing

sketches for school L s


advisory corn
By GRAY ROHRER
STAFF WRITER
When the high school
zoned for Ponte Vedra Beach
teens opens in August, will it
be the "Pirates" emblazoned
on T-shirts? The "Sharks" cir-
cling opponents? The
"Patriots" parading around
campus?
Those names are the three


mittee
tops choices for a
mascot for the
school being build
near Davis Park,
about one mile
west of the Intracoastal
Waterway.
Although 14 different
names were suggested, the
pirates, sharks and patriots got
the most votes on a recent sur-
vey on the school's web site,


Images executed by Kristin MacCaull for illustrative purposes only


(www-ccc.stjohns.kl2.fl.us).
Pirates got 78 percent of
votes, sharks got 60 percent,
and patriots got 56 percent.
Percentages' exceed 100
because the survey asked
respondents for three sugges-


tions.
"The survey has narrowed
our choices," Principal Craig
Speziale said' during
Wednesday's meeting of a
school advisory committee.
Other mascots, ranging


from dolphins (37 percent) to
stingrays, pumas, and pythons
(10 percent each), received less
acclaim from survey-takers.
The top names for the
See MASCOT, A-3 )


photo by CHUCK ADAMS
While "Drazah" raps for a small audience at Teen Open Mic Night Tuesday at the Ponte Vedra
Beach Branch Library, "Triclops," (from left) handles the control board, "Illdot Logic" waits his turn
and James "Peanut Woodard and Ted "Baby" McGlynn listen.


Teen night at PV library


bringship hop to stage


by CHUCK ADAMS
STAFF WRITER

Although the'turnout was
small, the enthusiasm was
big Tuesday at the first teen
open mic party at the Ponte
Vedra'Beach Branch Library.
Sponsored by the Friends
of the Library, the event fea-
tured live hip hop and rap
music and the chance for
audience members to per-
form at the microphone.
The event was the brain-
child of Ben Robinson, who
recently started as children's
assistant at the Ponte Vedra
Beach Branch.
Robinson pulled together
a similar event at his previ-
ous place of employment -
the South Mandarin Branch
Library.
Robinson contacted rap-
per James "Peanut"


Woodard, who found the
D.J. (Triclops, otherwise
known as Ian Ranne), who
owns Shantytown Club in
the Springfield area of
Jacksonville.
"He's really influential in
the hip hop community,"
Robinson said of Woodard,
who was accompanied
Tuesday by Ted "Baby"
McGlynn, Tevan Glens,
"Drazah" and "Illdot Logic."
After the group performed,
its members sat in the audi-
ence and listened to Nease
freshman Judy Solomon at
the mic.
"I just came because I
wanted to sing tonight,"
said Solomon, who brought
some CDs with her for
accompaniment.
"I do Evanescence, I do
Gwen Stefani."
Despite the disappointing
turnout (the Mandarin event


photo SUBMITTED
Caleb Pike, 3, and Carter Pike, 4, of Neptune
Beach pose in their Halloween costumes with
their action figures "Flash" (left) and "Green
Lantern." See other costumes on our web
site (www.beachesleader.com) under "gal-
leries." Submit your photos by.e-mail
(macCaull@beachesleader.com) or in person
at 1114 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach.


held a couple of months ago
attracted an audience of
about 65), Robinson said
they'll try again.
"We'll probably do
[another] one in January,"
said Robinson, adding that
he would like to see teen
open mics done quarterly.
"I'm going to talk to teach-
ers [to] get them involved."
D.J. Triclops, the.oldest of
Tuesday's performers, said
he' was glad to help at the
Ponte Vedra event.
SAnd he helped out in
many ways.
"James [Peanut] has been
helping me out a lot with
my D.J. work; He needed
some help out here," said
Triclops.
"I'm about 10 years older
than those guys, so I rode
them out here [and] brought
the records and everything.
"I'm just glad to help out."


Man sought in


scare to girl in


Marsh Landing

FROM STAFF
St. Johns County Sheriff's deputies want to question a
man who drove by a 12-year-old girl in Marsh Landing last
week, alerting the girl and starting a flurry of e-mails and
phone calls about a possible abduction attempt.
Deputies said the girl described the subject as an older,
unlempt man with gray or white hair, wearing a blue shirt
and driving a newer model car, possibly a Toyota.
A composite drawing was issued Wednesday after the girl
was questioned by detectives anxious to find out what the
man's intentions may have been when the girl saw him Oct.
9 as she was riding her bicycle along Linkside Circle.
Deputies responded to a report of a suspicious incident
that occurred at 5 p.m. in the Ponte Vedra Beach neighbor-
hood.
At the time, the girl said she was riding her bicycle when
she was approached by a man driving a newer model pas-
senger car.
The girl said the man drove past her, turned around and
drove by a second time, this time opening the passenger
window and reaching out of the car.
Although no contact was made and the man did not say
anything to her, the girl perceived that the man was reach-
ing for her, deputies said. The girl rode her bicycle home
and told.her mother about the incident.
"It is unknownoof the subject's intention at this .time and
he is being sought for questioning only," deputies said in a
news release.
Within days of the.incident, e-mails and telephone calls
were exchanged throughout Ponte Vedra with questions
about the incident
and why the public
wasn't notified.
-.. ... A spokesman for
S.the Sheriff's Office
said Tuesday that
that no crime was
;' -. tives would inter-
view the victim
Wednesday to clari-
'' .:fy some informa-
tion.
, Anyone with
information con-
.. cerning the identi-
S -.ty of this subject,
..i .or if you witnessed
this individual in
S. the Marsh Landing
', area, please contact
De t e c t i v e
S: ..- Catherine Payne at
.. i '..-'-. the St. Johns
: County Sheriff's
Office at 824-8304.


. With no senior class to start,

Snew school will build sports


by GRAY ROHRER
STAFF WRITER


Craig Speziale, principal of the
new high school zoned for Ponte
Vedra teens, said Monday that the
school will have a "full varsity
schedule" when it opens in August,
despite not having a senior class.
Speziale announced last week at a
meeting of a school advisory com-
mittee that the new school only,
offer grades nine through 11 in its
first year.
But Speziale says that won't stop
the new school from offering varsity
opportunities.
"We'll have a full varsity sched-
ule," he said. "We plan to have
every sport that other St. John's
County high schools offer."
Speziale reiterated those state-
ments at Wednesday's meeting of a


committee advising him on issues
related to the new school.
Speziale has reviewed applications
for athletic director for the new
school and said he plans to have an
AD in place by Nov. 8.
Whoever is chosen will be. tasked
with building the new school's ath-
letic program from scratch.
Barry Craig did exactly that when
he took on the athletic director
position at Bartram Trail High
School for its opening in 2000.
Craig also built Nease High's ath-
letic program from the ground up,
beginning in 1981.
In an interview on Wednesday,
Craig said that the key to building a
program is recruiting staff.
Although some positions will be
filled from the outside, Craig says
that the majority of positions will
likely be filled by teachers from local


schools who coach different sports.
: He explained, that coaches who
also teach at the school are more
accessible to the student-athletes.
"Kids need to be in communica-
tion with their coaches," Craig said.
"When you're in a good commu-
nity like Ponte Vedra, it's not all that
difficult to recruit [coaches]," he
added.
Craig cautioned that although the
-new school may be able to field var-
sity squads, creating schedules will
..be problematic.
The Florida High School Athletic
Association schedules football and
other sports on two-year cycles.
Since the.current school year is in
the first year of the present cycle,
most schools already have their
schedules set for next year.
See ATHLETICS, A-3 >


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Speziale: School colors will help students 'connect'

0 MASCOT, from A-1


school, explained to the com-
mittee last week, were Ponte
Vedra High (446 votes), Ponte
Vedra Beach High (40 votes)
and Ponte Vedra LeMaster
High (17 votes). The first two
totaled 84 percent of votes cast.
At Wednesday's meeting,
some parents mentioned other
possible mascot choices, but
student committee members
echoed the results of the
online survey, saying they like
the sound of the big three.
Jim Dalton of Dalton
Advertising Agency, father of a
child who will be attending the
new school, is helping the
committee come up with the
design for a mascot, colors and
logo.
"I really see my role as a
facilitator," Dalton told the
committee.
At next week's meeting,
Dalton said, he will show the
committee his preliminary
sketches of the most popular


mascots.
The survey respondents
mentioned numerous colors -
blue, white, red, black, gold,
silver, in that order but
Dalton said the colors he uses
for his first drawings could
change.
After breaking for Halloween
Oct. 31, the committee will
reconvene Nov. 7 with the goal
of deciding on a mascot.
"I'd like to be able to vote
[on a mascot and colors] on the
seventh," Speziale said during
the meeting.
He added that a school's col-
ors and mascot are essential to
creating a sense of identity
among the new students.
"The more we start to wear
those colors out there, the
more kids are going to start to
connect to the school," he
said.
Some committee members
questioned the logic of picking
colors and a mascot before the


school is named.
"We're going to have to
make some assumptions about
what the name might be,"
Speziale responded.
Although the St. Johns
County School Board will
select the name from a list of
Speziale's suggestions, they will
not have a say in deciding the
mascot and colors.
The advisory committee will
make those final decisions.
Speziale said he will give a
memo to School Board mem-
bers with three possible school
names, based on the commit-
tee's choices, which reflect the
survey results.
Although the School Board is
scheduled to consider the
school name in December,
School Board member Bill
Fehling said he hopes to
change that to the board's Nov.
13 meeting, scheduled 6 p.m.
in St. Augustine.


photq by GRAY ROHRER
Advertising executive Jim Dalton (facing) speaks to a'school
advisory committee Wednesday at Landrum Middle School.
Dalton is helping the committee with their selection of a school
mascot and colors.


266 SenioRITAs gather for tennis


by CHUCK ADAMS
STAFF WRITER

The only thing that might
be "down;" when it comes to
the annual SenioRITAs tennis
tournament, which raises
money for breast cancer
research, could be if the
Friday weather forecast,
which calls for rain, holds
true. Aside from that, every-
thing, starting with
Wednesday's SenioRITAs party
at Sawgrass Country Club, is
"up" and running. That's
what happens when a
women's tennis event has
been held eight years.
"We've been working on it
since the beginning of the
year," said Marian Edwards,
this year's tournament chair-
man and also the 2005 chair.
"We have a committee of 15'
to 18 people," she said..
"But then we have a tennis


tournament, too."
The tournament, which has
its largest field ever, is sched-
uled to be played at Sawgrass
Racquet Club Friday, Saturday
and Sunday. In the field are
133 doubles teams.
"It's more than we've had in
the past," said Edwards, who
has been involved six years.
'That's why we extended it to
Friday morning." Play begins
at 8 a.m.
As to the weather forecast,
Edwards said, "A chance of
Showers Friday afternoon."
Magnus Berglund, head ten-
nis, professional at Sawgrass
Racquet Club, has been
involved with the SenioRITAs
from the beginning. He's been
at Sawgrass since 1991.
"Each year we've kind of
kept growing," Berglund said
of the tournament field. "We
do have 133 teams, but we
haygroug i ab.ubt ,30 teams
on the waiting list that unfor-


tunately can't get in."
The RITA in SenioRITAs
comes from the organization,
Research Is The Answer,
Chuck Jantz founded 11 years
ago to help fight breast can-
cer, Jantz said RITA has raised
$2.5 million for research,
$750,000 of-that from the
annual tournaments.
"Last year was $60,000 net,
and I'm assuming it'll be
about the same -this year,"
said Jantz, who founded RITA
after retiring. Jantz has creat-
ed six events that contribute,
to RITA.
"It's all for a very good
cause," he said. ;
He said the RITA organiza-
tion is run from his home.
"There's no salaries, there's
no phone bill, there's no rent,
there's no nothing. So we're
able to donate 100 percent of
the net proceeds. And all that
money.stays in Jacksonville."


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The new school's athletic director will have
to craft an independent schedule.
Another major step in building a program,
Craig says, is securing the necessary equip-
ment.
Donations are given and fundraisers are held
to pay for new uniforms, goal posts, volleyball
nets, and other items, because the school dis-
trict does not provide funds for athletics..


"It's like Christmas," Craig said of getting all
the new equipment.
Ensuring that each field and facility is ready
for each season is also essential, Craig says.
At the advisory committee meeting on
Wednesday, Speziale said he has not begun
interviews for the athletic director.
"We do have some good candidates," he told
committee members.


AROUND THE BEACHES


Mayan mystery
Author Steve Glassman will
present "Collapse and
Conquest: What Happened to
the Maya?" at the Friends of
the Library's Book Talk Caf6
program at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 29._
at the Ponte Vedra Beach
Branch Library.
Book Talk Cafe is free and
open to the public. Coffee and
cookies will be offered.


For more information, call
Vic DiGenti at 285-2258.

MSD seat open
A position on the Ponte
Vedra Municipal Service
District's (MSD) Board of
Trustees is vacant because
William Donovan has left the
board after serving less than
one year.
Donovan was appointed by
then-Gov. Jeb Bush in
November to fill a vacancy cre-
ated by Trustee Drew Tuggle.
GQV, Charlie Crist will
appoint someone -to replace
Donovan, owner of Donovan
Heating and Air Conditioning,
Jacksonville Beach.
Any resident of the MSD.
interested in the position
should contact: Melanie


Dimuzio, director of the gover-
nor's appointment office, at
(850) 488-2183.

L'Atrium follow-up set
St. Johns County traffic
staffers will hold a meeting
about traffic in L'Atrium from
7 p.m.'to 9 p.m. Oct. 29 at the
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
Library.
The meeting is a follow-up
from the meeting held Oct. 2,
when residents complained of
speeding and the running of
stop signs.
Staff and residents will dis-
cuss the traffic calming process
and suggested solutions.
For more information, call
Greg Kennedy at 209-0170.


PVCA tells members,

pay or don't party


By GRAY ROHRER
STAFF WRITER

Ppa"e Vrdra Community
Ass~ l. (?VCA) members
who&4ave not paid their dues
will not receive invitations to
the PVCA's annual Christmas
party Dec. 5, PVCA directors
said Monday.
"Every year there's some peo-
ple iwho forget," said PVCA
President Jack Palmer in an
interview on Tuesday.
According to the PVCA's
treasurer, Eleanor Maxwell,
reminders to pay dues were
.sentout on Sept. 1, and Oct. 1.
Thee re about 520 mem-
bers,.who have already paid
their dues this year, Maxwell
Said during the meeting.
That leaves approximately
20 members who have yet to
renew their membership.
Another reminder will be in
the PVCA'1 newsletter, duce to


be sent out before the end of
October.
The PVCA set annual dues
for a family this year at $60.
That money goes toward the
annual Christmas party and.
" other PVCA events throughout
the year.
Palmer says the Christmas
party is a Ponte Vedra tradition
stretching back more than 60
years.
The party features the light-
ing of a Christmas tree near the
Ponte Vedra golf course and
free food and drinks.
Santa Claus also makes an
appearance on a fire truck and
takes toy orders from children.
All attendees also are asked
*to bring toys to give to disad-
vantaged families.
Palmer said that members
who forget to pay their dues
can sign up at the party.
"Last year we signed up 35
new members," he said.


photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Martin Slemp (left) looks on Wednesday as her neighbor,
Arlene Wiesner, bids on an item at Sawgrass Country Club. The
auction and party lead up the annual SenioRITAs tennis tourna-
ment at the Sawgrass Racquet Club, where 133 teams of
women .will compete Friday through.Sunday.




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The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader














OPINION


OUR MISSION IS TO PUBLISH

A DISTINGUISHED COMMUNITY

NEWSPAPER FOR THE BEACHES


October 19, 2007


www.beachesleader.com Locally Owned and Operated Serving the Beaches since 1963 THE BEACHES LEADER/PONTE VEDRA LEADER


The Leader's Opinion


Appoint Simmons


to AB commission

The face of the Atlantic Beach City Commission is chang-
ing.
Some observers note that the change will look familiar,
with some former members regaining seats on the 5-mem-
ber board.
John Meserve will replace Don Wolfson in the mayor's
seat. John Fletcher will replace Desmond Waters on the
commission and Paul Parsons will return to replace Sylvia
Simmons. Parsons won a runoff election, capturing 52 per-
cent of the votes to Simmons' 48 percent.
The latest change for the commission came just minutes
after the runoff ballots were counted. Commissioner Jamie
Fletcher cited the need to care for his sick wife and
announced his-plans to resign as soon as a replacement can
be appointed.
Jamie Fletcher has occasionally espoused some unpopular
positions on the commission. That has provoked public
debate in some cases and forced those with opposing views
to cement their, positions with reason and facts.
Whether the issue is tree conservation, public funding for
a civic. event or limiting home construction, debate has
been heated and, frankly, that is how government operates
best.
The public interest is not served by a predictable consen-
sus rubberstamping the same platform.
According to city charter, it will be up to the city com-
mission to appoint a replacement for Jamie Fletcher.
We would recommend that the commission appoint
Sylvia Simmons to fill the seat.-Based on her positions, she
promises to bring a diverse viewpoint to the commission. In
the long run, airing varying viewpoints results in better,
well-considered decisions that can withstand public scruti-
ny.
Simmons' recent performance in the polls also indicates
that a sizable percentage of the community would like her
as a representative.
Appointing Simmons to the commission makes sense.



Letters to the editor:

Plan to share our water is bad


More letters to the editor:


School festival a wonderful tradition






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To the editor: ultimately, directly and adverse- -
In a somewhat surprising ly effect those of us who live in ,' .
maneuver, which calls into North Florida, where we -have "
question our water district's mis- our own growth, water and pol- i
sion statement to "protect and lution problems to-solve. -.
preserve," the St. Johns River This prescription for disaster 'i
Water Management District has joins the areas with the worst
partnered with two other dis- problems, located within the Photo SUBMITTED
tricts, SWFWMD and SFWMD, Southwest Florida Water Students are "arrested" and put in jail while enjoying a fun filled day at the Neptune Beach.
in a scheme to run hundreds of Management District and the Elementary Fall Festival on October 13. The festival is an annual event put on by the PTA.
miles of pipeline, diverting ,e,qSiutS h - F Flocad., t.. ,ty ras .... ...... .., .
St. Johns, Oklawaha anri' Management Distrct, with our . ,'c ,; ., ,i i
'Withlacoochie River water to district, diverting millions of To the editor: ty and throughout our community of residents
Central and South Florida. The gallons of northward flowing This past Saturday, a large group of volunteers who unselfishly donate their time. I appreciate
plan is doubly egregious and water daily. organized setup and conducted a traditional Fall that our community places an emphasis on being
dangerous because of this Allowing these areas to con- Festival at Neptune Beach Elementary for our involved with their local school, their child's
alliance and all the attendant tinue their unabated building, community. This wonderful event allowed resi- teacher and within the community.
problems. and ramifications paving and growing, while they dents of our community to spend quality time As the saying goes, it takes an entire village to
such a mixing of interests avoid addressing and solving with their family and friends outdoors. raise a child. I feel fortunate to live in this village!
brings about. the root cause of their water I would like to thank the teachers and staff at I look forward to crossing paths with the next
This plan to divert millions of problems, is analogous to allow- Neptune Beach Elementary, PTA, Cub Scout community hero.
gallons of water daily to feed the. ing them to write more checks Troop 282, parents, grandparents, friends and Until then,
unchecked and unsustainable on an overdrawn bank account many businesses who worked on the festival. Fred "Fel" Lee
growth in Central and South while we co-dependently nod This is another example within our communi- Neptune Beach
Florida is dangerous to the our approval. Ask your local
economy, health,,and welfare of elected officials to take the long
Jacksonville and the Beaches view and oppose this ill-con-
communities, and our shared ceivedplan. Words are powerful so use, them wisely
recreational environment. If Terry Brant
allowed, this water grab will Neptune Beach


Appoint Daugherty to AB commission


To the editor:
Since the majority of the
Commission and the Voters
supported Districting, wouldn't
it make sense to appoint
Johnathan Daugherty? We
would then. have a
Commissioner that lives West of
Mayport Road. Those citizens
that live West of Mayport Road
consistently complain that they


do not have representation.
This would be a great opportu-
nity for [commissioners] to
show that the desires of the vot-
ers are being met and that the
present Commission is doing all
it can to mend the fences that
seem to now separate many of
our citizenry.
George Bull Jr.
Atlantic Beach


THE BEACHES LEADER

PONTE VEDRA LEADER


Kathleen Feindt Bailey
Editor, The Beaches Leader

Thomas Wood
President and Publisher


Editorial
Chuck Adams
Robert DeAngelo
Rex Edmondson
Bob Fernee
Alice Gartland
John Hardebeck
Jennifer Knoechel
Aexandra Kummeres
Kristin MacCaull
Liza Mitchell
Hal Newsome
Kathy Nicoletti
Gray Rohrer-
David Rosenblum
Wimpy Sutton
Ann Von Thron
Johnny Woodhouse

Business Office
Char Coffman


Linda Borgstede


Kathleen Hartman


Director ofSales Editor, Ponte Vedra Leader


Karen Stepp
Vice Prsident


Display Ad Sales
Pete Bryant
Chris Estoker
Joanne Jund
Kathy Moore
Angela G. Smith

Classified
Advertising &
Subscription
Sales
Marie Adams
Gloria Davis
Cherry Jones
Katy Stark

Composition
Amy Bolin
Pat Dube
Bernice Harris
Ted Lamb


Jennifer Wise
Vice President


Circulation
Steve Fouraker

Distribution
Anya Braun
Eric Braun
Jenna .Highland
Karen Holland
Gary Hubbell
Kyle Kovis
Donny Milliken
John Newsome
Kelly Nunnery
Kevin Phinney
.Gerald Tierney

Press Room
Paul Corey
Scott Sanders
Daniel Fanning
Justin Wray


To the editor:
Words are powerful beings,
to be revered and feared. Were
it not the words of Shakespeare
that. made him immortal?
Were it not Niccolo
Machavelli's words that
instilled fear and ruthlessness
into the very souls of future
monarchs and their subjects?
These conglomerations of let-
ters have caused havoc among
the ranks as citizens braced
themselves for Orson Well's
reports of alien warfare to
come true. Such is their valor


as Socrates refuses to flee his
dear.Athens and instead choos-
es to drink the hemlock, and
forfeit his life. If these words
are so powerful, should we not
use them wisely? Many stu-
dents think about that as they
rush to finish that horrid essay
they had for homework. Let
responsible adults chew on
this as they soak in the latest
celebrity gossip. Every word
written or spoken should be
for a purpose noble in virtues.
As was the Declaration of
Independence, or the endear-


ing words of Martin Luther
King, Jr. as he inspired\hope in
the hearts of millions. If a pen
is mightier than the sword,
then the word speaks louder
than deeds. May these words
on this paper prove meaning-
ful and worthwhile. For every
writer of words has a dream
that their words will thrive
through the ages.

Juliette Holthaus
Grade 8
James Weldon Johnson
Preparatory Middle School


One individual should not be able to limit deck bar


To the editor:
A long hot summer has been
made even hotter by the fact
that a local favorite "Deck Bar"
has been closed to the citizens
of this community and the
tourists Who come to enjoy the
ambiance of the beach.
The deck, at Mango's, was
shut down all summer due to
the unsubstantiated allegations..
of a neighbor, David L. Sriith, a
newcomer to the 5th Ave and
1st Street corer.
A single individual imposed
his unjustified prejudice and
unqualified unsubstantiated
assertions against a pre-existing
establishment and stripped the
general public of their right to
enjoy an outdoor drink at the
beach. This is absolutely ludi-
crous, ridiculous and complete-
ly contrary to the "Salt Life"
that Jacksonville Beach wishes
to portray itself as.
Who ever heard of a beach
community that goes out of its
way to shut down the very
decks, outdoor seating and
"Salt Life" philosophy that is its
very existence? Has Daytona
Beach, Miami Beach, Cocoa
Beach, Key West, Pensacola
(need I name every Florida
beach community) shut down
their deck/tiki bars because a
local neighbor has issues with


that bar? No!
Why? Because sitting -out-
doors around a good establish-
ment with good friends, enjoy-
ing the seabreeze and the
downtown beach scene in the
cool of the evening is an essen-
tial aspect of beach life. So why
has David L. Smith forced his
anti-Salt Life agenda upon
Jacksonville Beach? Why have
the local "city officials" pan-
dered to the whims of one iso-
lated property owner and shut
down a once thriving business,
eliminating the very essence of
"Salt Life" philosophy?
Why do Jax Beach City offi-
cials allow for the prejudice of
one citizen to dictate the
morale compass of the beach
community? I agree that there
needs to be an oversight for
"family" protection that do not
wish to view individuals drink-
ing while they practice their
right of beach enjoyment, but
there is a happy medium and
the establishments affected are
not on the boardwalk.
Yes, I agree that each individ-
ual has a voice but should any
single person have the authori-
ty and power to influence gov-
ernment to the extreme that
local businesses lose money
and workers' income is adverse-
ly affected.


Since such favor of voice is
being granted to a "new"
comer, a building which five
years ago was not even in the
locality and has since been
moved to its current location,
then could their be a violation
of due process and maybe the
Florida Sunshine Laws?,
The issues of 5th Ave N and
1st Street could sure use a
review and warrant an investi-
gation, which is to be done at a
public hearing on Oct. 23.
Please help save this Beach
community, please help pre-
serve all that is good with the
"Salt Life" philosophy of Jax
Beach and tell David L. Smith
that his actions are detrimental
to what Jax Beach is and can
ascend to.
Please tell our elected officials
who might have violated
Florida's Sunshine Law that one
individual's complaints do not
prevail over the desire of a
greater proportion of patrons of
these establishments. Nor does
Mr. Smith have the right to
infringe upon a legitimate busi-
ness from doing business as
usual which has been histori-
cally accomplished under a free
capitalist society. Peace.

Bob Moore
Jacksonville Beach


BILL GULLIFORD
COLUMNIST

Voter actions

speak volumes

r he voters have spoken and
Sdistricting, or more appro-
L privately residency require-
ment, passed in Atlantic Beach.
But there was a significant irony
with its passing. Even before the
formal committee process and
the vote by the commission to
place it as a referendum, we
were hearing that this was going
to really help the allegedly
under served people to the west
of Mayport Road.
That theme continued with
the barrage of ranting and ram-
bling letters to the editor. There
were even comparisons of how
much money the city had spent
in one area versus other areas in
past years. The stage was set and
the die was cast. Help for the
people of west of Mayport Road
was coming; they were going to
have their own representative
living in the area if districting
passed.
Actually a candidate from a
neighborhood west of Mayport
Road did run in this past elec-
tion for the commission. That
probably was a first since no one
could remember a time when
someone from the Marsh Oaks
section ran for office in Atlantic
Beach. Now there were two
good reasons for the citizens
west of Mayport Road to
turnout; their own candidate
and a vote on districting sup-
posedly designed to help them.
Additionally all of the candi-
dates seemed to spend more
time and focus more attention
to the area than in past elections
because of the publicity the area
received. With all, of that -in
mind did they:show up .at the
polls? No!
While the city as a whole had
an abysmal voter turnout of
22%, the precinct serving the
areas west of Mayport Road
probably set a new low with a
6.9% turnout. People to the east
cared more about them than
they care about themselves
because the other precincts in
Atlantic Beach really carried the
vote. If only 6.9% of the people
are interested enough to take
the five minutes required to
vote, what are the chances of
turning out two or more candi-
dates for the commission from
the, area? The bleeding ,hearts
who pushed districting will say
they just don't turn out because
they are so downtrodden.
Baloney! They just don't care so
we are supposed to care for
them; and that is the significant
irony!
I have a theory that a malcon-
tent of the west was so active
because he figures he can run
for the commission unopposed
in the first district election and
given the level of interest over
there, he probably can. What if
no one runs? Then according to
the laws of the city, the city
commission would -appoint
someone to a four year term. If I
remember the governing code
correctly, there would be no res- -
idency requirement in that
appointment. Have we
enhanced the process? It
remains to be seen but my hope
is that if there is no value to it;
we will fix it just as St. Johns
County has done with a similar
situation.
I know that the real success in
getting attention and action
from a city commission hap-
pens best with neighborhood
action. When people petition
their government with a cause
or need, manifested by a strong
turnout at commission meet-
ings, they usually get the atten-
tion and .help they seek.
Opening Dormer Road at the
treatment plant to give residents
access to the eastern part of
Atlantic Beach and sidewalks on
north Seminole Road are but
two examples in the past of suc-
cess brought about by citizen
action. I also know that a city as
small as Atlantic Beach requires
all city commissioners to take
responsibility for serving the
whole community. Hopefully
that will not change with dis-
tricting.
The outgoing mayor upon
hearing the outcome of the dis-
tricting vote allegedly was heard
to say, justice is served! Really?
For whom?


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October 19 2007


The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader


Designer wants ideas for skateboard park


planned at South Jacksonville Beach


by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
Members of the Beaches
skateboard community last
week urged project planners to
consider the needs of all poten-
tial users when designing a
future skate park at south
Jacksonville Beach.
Approximately 50 people
spanning multiple generations
attended the two-hour plan-
ning session Oct. 11 at
Jacksonville Beach City Hall,
representing the wide demo-
graphic that will share space at
South Beach park.
"I applaud the city of
Jacksonville Beach for moving
forward with this type of proj-
ect," said Sarge, a longtime
local skateboarder and self-
described fitness expert. "Is
there any guarantee that we
will get the park that we want
to skate?"
Brad Siedlecki, president of
Pillar Action Sports
Development, said community
input would weigh heavily on
the final design plans for the
10,000-square-foot skate park.
"I will do as much as I can to
give these guys what they want.
I'm here to listen. You tell me
what details you want. Give me
height, measurements. This is
your park," he said.
"I'm really putting it on the
locals. I want you to feel own-
ership in this park because I'm
not going to be the one skating
it. You are."
Siedlecki said he always con-
siders the skill level of the
potential users when he designs
a skateboard park.
Several people in the audi-
ence said careful consideration
needs to be paid to individual
space for both beginners and
advanced skateboarders.
"We need to focus on segre-
gation," said one meeting par-
ticipant. "The advanced skaters
will overpower the beginners.
We have a multigenerational
skating society."
Attendees were asked to com-
plete a survey to identify which
amenities would best serve
users based on age, skill level
and the style of skateboarding.
The project team also asked
skaters to determine what per-
centage of the park should be
dedicated to street skating ver-
sus .transition skating,when
selecting amenities to iaccom+i


modate both groups.
Street skateboarders use fea-
tures such as stairs, handrails,
grind ledges and banked walls
while transition skaters utilize
bowls, extensions half pipes,
quarter pipes and full pipes.
"As a skateboarder, I under-
stand spatial relationship's,"
Siedlecki said. "If you are look-
ing for smaller stuff then boom,
that's what you get. If you want
more off the wall stuff, let me
know."
Locals also urged Siedlecki to
help maintain the city's "high-
er standard" of skating that the
Kona Skate park in Jacksonville
has established over the last 30
years.
"I don't want to design any-
thing that Kona already has,"
Siedlecki said. "What's the
point of designing anything
that is already within driving
distance?"
Project Manager Gary
Meadors of the city's Parks and
Recreation Department said
Tuesday that Siedlecki plans to
review the information collect-
ed at last week's meeting and
use it to create various design
options.
"He is going to put together
some preliminary sketches on
his web site for people to take a
look at in about two weeks,"
Meadors said. "From that he
will try and come up with two
or three proposed designs."
The web site will include
access to a community chat
room that will host conversa-
tions between users and the
project team regarding pro-
posed concepts and the final
design.
Siedlecki said he hopes to
balance the needs of the skat-
ing community with the rest of
the park at Osceola Avenue and
South Beach Parkway.
"This is a park. I want to
design something for people to
sit all day and barbecue with
shaded seating," he said. "This
is not going to be just one piece
of solid concrete. That is not
what I'm looking for."
Jacksonville Beach Mayor
Fland Sharp in August criticized
the plans for a skateboard park
because it would require the
removal of a cluster of mature
pine trees.
"We are able to build around
the pine trees," Siedlecki said.
"It is a very big site and we can


photo by LIZA MITCHELL
A group of young skateboarders listens intently during a pub-
lic design meeting for a new skate park in south Jacksonville
Beach last week. The audience represented more than one
generation of skateboard enthusiasts.


use as much of it as we can to
spread things out."
The depth required to install
the prefabricated pieces of con-
crete will also be a factor in the
type of features used because of
the ground water table.
"We will be bringing in a lot
of soil to do this and we are
only digging out three feet to
do this," Siedlecki said. "If we
dig down six feet it is going to
get expensive and blow the
budget. We would have to
bring the park down in size."
Several people at the meet-
ing, many of whom are
involved in swimming pool
construction, offered to donate
clean dirt and labor to help
hold costs down. Cost to con-
struct the park is estimated at
$350,000.
One person offered to gener-
ate a list of contacts for materi-
als, labor and other volunteers
to get the park off the ground.
Assistant City Manager Roy
Paxson said city officials will
develop a plan for operation
and maintenance once the


Roaring '20s

photo SUBMITTED
Getting ready for Saturday's 18th
annual Betty Griffin House dinner are
board members Pam Burton, Joy
Payne and Patsy Wilson and Beth
Hughes, executive director. Antique
vehicles will be on display for the
"Roaring '20s" dinner, dance and auc-
tion to be held at 6 p.m. at the
Renaissance Resort at World Golf
Village. To buy tickets, which are $75
each, call 808-8544.


design phase is complete.
"That is still open. We are not
sure how it is going to be oper-
ated or whether we will charge
something," he said. "We are
still working on the design then
we can make the decision on
whether it is going to be a free
park."
Siedlecki said the budget
does not include the cost of
annual maintenance.
S"We are just talking about
actual style."


'Beer and Bites' is

Winefest kick-off


By GRAY ROHRER
STAFF WRITER

Connoisseurs and novices to
the world of fine foods and
wines can enjoy the events at
this year's Ponte Vedra Food
and Winefest, being held at
various locations Nov. 7
through Nov. 11.
Billed as one of north
Florida's largest food and wine
events, the Winefest encom-
passes five days of wine tasting
and gourmet food from area
restaurants.
A new event featuring high-
end domestic and foreign beers
will kick off this year's
Winefest, organized by the
Ponte Vedra Beach Chamber of
Commerce.
Titled "Beer and Bites," the
event will be held at Bogey
Grille at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 7.
The cost is $35.
Aqua Grill will host the
"Tapas and .Tasting Wine
Seminar" at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8.
Eight wines from Masi & King
Estate Wineries will be fea-
tured, and six courses will be


served. The cost is $60.
A five-course "Winemaker's
Dinner" will be held at the
Sawgrass Marriott at 7 p.m.
Nov. 9. A trip to San Francisco,
Sonoma and Napa Valleys, and
Las Vegas will be auctioned off
at the dinner. Tickets are priced
at $120.
The centerpiece of Winefest
is the grand tasting, which
begins at 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at the
Sawgrass Marriott Resort.
Hundreds of wines from
around the world will be fea-
tured, as well as dishes from 16
local restaurants. Tickets are
$45 in advance and $50 at the
door.
Winefest ends with a five-
course champagne brunch at
11:30 a.m. Nov. 11 at the
Augustine Grille in the
Sawgrass Marriott. The cost is
$50.
Events have limited seating,
so guests are encouraged to
sign up' early.
For more information, or to
purchase tickets, visit
(www.pontevedrawinefest.com
) or call 285-2004.


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George S. Johnson, 77, died
October 14, 2007. He is sur-
vived by his wife of 49 years,
Alice; his sister, Jan Corso; and
nieces and nephews.
He was a proud veteran of
the United States Army's 82nd
Airborne Division and served
during the Korean War. He was
a member of American Legion
Post 129.


Malvine Marie
Ozburn, 82, died
October 16, 2007 at
Baptist Medical Center
Beaches, Jacksonville
Beach. She was born
December 8, 1924 in
Princess Anne County,
Virginia.
She graduated from
Virginia Beach Public High
School. She was a licensed
beautician ard a model with a
primary residence in Virginia
Beach, Va.
After years of worldwide
travel with her husband, who
served in the Navy, the couple
retired to Ponte Vedra Beach
and had lived there for 30
years.
She was a member of Christ
Episcopal Church, Ponte Vedra
Beach. She was' president of
the Naval Wives Association at
NAS Quenset Point, R.I. She
was a member of the Ponte
Vedra Women's Golf
Association and shot a hole-in-
one on Ocean Course No. 9 on
February 9, 1992.
She worked for Watson
Realty and Ponte Vedra Realty,
where she retired after 20 years
and was a million-dollar sales
person numerous times.
Family members include her
husband of 55 years, USN


ATLANTIC BEACH
Fraudulent use of personal
identity information was
reported on Oct. 9 in the 1500
block of Jordan Street, accord-
ing to a police report.
***
Burglary to a residence was
reported on Oct. 10 in the 300
block of Sixth Street, according
to a police report. A laptop
computer was stolen from the
victim's residence, according to
the report.

Sharonda Sharon Lockhart,
25, was arrested on a felony
charge of engaging in prostitu-
tion, third offense, on Oct. 10 in
the 1000 block of Mayport
Road, according to a police
report.

A 16-year-old male was arrest-
ed for grand theft of a motor
vehicle and a misdemeanor
charge of criminal mischief on
Oct. 10 at the intersection of
Bay Road and Florida


A Private Memorial Service
was held in Quinn-Shalz
Funeral Home. Memorials in
his name may be sent to
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida, 4266
Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville,
FL 32257.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.


COZETTE BEATRICE JOSEPHINE KELSO


Cozette Beatrice
Josephine Kelso
(Cozy) died peacefully
October 16, 2007 in
Jacksonville.
She is survived by
her husband of 57
years, Charles E.
Kelso; and daughter,
Marcy Bartlett. She
was predeceased by her grand-
children, Justin and Sean
Bartlett; sisters, Betty Palmer
and Mary Rice; and brother,
Bob Rice.
Her sense of humor, grace
and strength will be missed by
all who knew her, said the
family, who would like to
thank the staff at St. Catherine
Laboure Manor and


Community Hospice
of Northeast Florida
for the outstanding
care and abundant
love that was given to
her.
S A Memorial Service
S will be held at a later
date. In lieu of flow-
ers, the family
requests that donations be
made to St. Catherine Laboure
Manor, 1750 Stockton St.,
Jacksonville, FL 32204 or to
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida, 4266
Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville,
FL 32257.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.


Retired Captain
Forrest C.; daughters,
Joni Marie Lawler and
Amy Lani Price, both
of Ponte Vedra Beach;
brother, Winfred L.
and wife Mary
Murphy of Virginia
SBeach, Va.; sister,
Faye Molnar of
Virginia Beach, Va.; grandchil-
dren, Kevin Tyler Lawler, Amy
Marie and Ginger Lani Price.
A visitation will be held
from 5-7 p.m. Friday in
Beaches Chapel by Hardage-
Giddens, 1701 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville Beach. Funeral
services will be held at 2 p.m.
Saturday at Christ Episcopal
Church, Ponte Vedra Beach.
Interment will be in Ponte
Vedra Valley Cemetery, fol-
lowed by a Celebration of Life
at 543 Lake Road, Ponte \cdra
Beach.
In lieu of flowers, the family
would like donations to the
Michael J. Fox Foundation for
Parkinson's Research in memo-
ry of Malvine Marie Ozburn.
Website http://www.michaelj-
fox.org/ or The Michael J. Fox
Foundation for Parkinson's
Research, Church Street
Station, P.O. Box 780, New
York, NY 10008-0780.


Boulevard, according to a police
report.

Robert Leonard Jones, Jr., 22,
was arrested for possession of a'
controlled substance and a mis-
demeanor charge of resisting an
officer without violence on Oct.
9 in the 1400 block of George
Street, according to a police
report.
***o
Grand theft of a motor vehi-
cle was reported on Oct. 10 in
the 700 block of Main Street,
according to a police report.
The victim's truck was stolen
from his driveway, according to
the report.

NEPTUNE BEACH
Petit theft was reported on
Oct. 15 in the 1000 block of
Third Street, according to a
police report.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH
No new reports.
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JOHN FRANKLIN STOSE


John Franklin Stose was
born September 9, 1948 to Lt.
John Franklin Stose Sr. and
Margaret Estelle O'Grady
Stose in South Kingston, R.I.
He died peacefully, surround-
ed by friends and family,
October 14, 2007 in St.
Petersburg, Fla.
He attended Forrest High
School in Jacksonville until
1966 and graduated from
Carroll High School in Ozark,
Ala. in 1967. He graduated
from Troy State University in
1971 with a B.S. in Marketing,
then worked for Lerner Stores
in Jacksonville until 1982.
As an independent sales rep
in the picture framing and art
industry for more than 25
years, he made friends across
the South and enjoyed work-
ing to enhance and create
beautiful art. He was an avid
bass fisherman and served as
president of the Northeast
Florida Bass Fishermen's
Association.
Whether fishing, dancing,
watching NASCAR racing or
cooking meals for friends and
family, he savored life. He
enjoyed spirited conversations
and good music, especially at
his favorite places in the St.
Petersburg Bay area and the
Jacksonville Beaches. Despite
his declining health, he con-
sidered himself fortunate to
have shared so many special


times with his loved ones and
quietly made sure they knew
how much he cherished each
of them.
He was predeceased by his
father, Cmdr. John Stose,
USN, and his stepfather, Capt.
Frank Kirsch, USA. He is sur-
vived by his mother, Margaret
Estelle Kirsch; brother,
William L. Stose (Kathy);
daughters, Trade S. Gulledge
(Keith), Merrill Anne Stose
and Carrie Jane Stose; grand-
children, Layne Austin
Gulledge and Lynzi Heart
Gulledge; niece, Ashley Stose
Power (Scott); aunt, Trudy
Pyatt (Charlie); cousins, Steve
Jarrett (Robin), Moker Jarrett
(Cheryl) and Tere Henderson
(Tom); and many friends.
Memorial services will be
held at 3 p.m. Friday at David
C. Gross Funeral Home, 6366
Central Ave., St. Petersburg,
Fla., and at 3 p.m. Saturday at
Hardage-Giddens Funeral
Home, 1701 Beach Blvd,
Jacksonville Beach.
He requested that, in lieu of
flowers, memorial donations
be sent to Hospice of Florida
Suncoast, 3050 1st Avenue
South, St. Petersburg FL 33710
in gratitude for their compas-
sionate assistance.
Arrangements entrusted to
Beaches Chapel by Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home,
JacksonVille Beach.


FRANK VALLINI


Frank Vallini died October
15, 2007. He courageously
fought to recover from a home
repair accident in December
2006. He was born November
12, 1923 in Harlan, Ky.
He was a 53-year resident of
Jacksonville Beach. He had his
own floor covering business,
Frank Vallini's Carpet Service,
for many years.
He served in World War II as
a B-24 Liberator ball turret
gunner for the 449th Bomb
Group, 717 Bomb Squad, "The
Flying Horsemen," out of
Grottagile, Italy. His plane was
shot down over Yugoslavia,
and he was captured by the
Germans. He was a POW the
last nifqe mgiths .,of the war.
JHe icciet\cd the Bronze Star,
and other awards and honors.
He was predeceased by his
wife of 58 years, Doris M.


Vallini, in 2005. Survivors
include his daughters, Teresa
Way (Harry) and Sharon
McGarity (Bobby); grandchil-
dren, Tiffany Way, Katherine
and Joseph McGarity, all of
Jacksonville; brother-in-law,
Ray F. McCurry of Marion,
N.C.; and many nieces and
nephews in North Carolina.
Services will be held at 2
p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem
Lutheran Church, 1428 8th
Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach.
Retired Pastor John
Buchheimer will be officiating.
Internment will be at Chapel
Hills Memory Gardens, 850 St.
Johns Bluff Road, Jacksonville.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Bethlehem
Lutheran Church.
Arrangements by Hardage-
Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral
Home, Jacksonville.


Obituary notices are published free of charge
as a community service. All submissions are
subject to editing. Paid advertising space is
available for more detailed or personalized
death notices. Call 249-9033 for information.


JACKSONVILLE BEACH
Stephan Alexander Ricketts,
21, of Jacksonville Beach was
arrested Oct. 13 and charged
with aggravated domestic bat-
tery of a pregnant victim in the
100 block of 7th Court S.,
according to a police report.
* *
Strong armed robbery was
reported Oct. 14 in the 200
block of 4th Street S. The victim
told police she was walking
home from a bar at 12:45 a.m.
when an unknown man came
running at her from an alleyway
and grabbed her purse and kept
running. The total loss was $73.
* *
Grand theft was reported Oct.
11 in the 400 block of 14th
Avenue N. A suspect broke into
a vehicle and stole $1,650 worth
of property including a GPS sys-
tem, laptop computer and $100
in change.
* *


Juneesha Deleon, 31, of
Jacksonville Beach was arrested
Oct. 11 and charged with utter-
ing forged bills in the 800 block
of Beach Blvd., according to a
police report.
* *O
A gray 2003 Dodge Durango
valued at $10,000 was stolen
from the victim's driveway Oct.
11 in the 600 block of 6th
Avenue N.

Battery was reported Oct. 13
in the 900 block of 7th Avenue
S.

Grand theft of a motor vehi-
cle was reported Oct. 13,in the
700 block of 7th Avenue S. The
2000 white Ford two-door val-
ued at $2,000 was missing after
a party. It was found aban-
doned. Police said the car was
involved in a hit and run acci-
dent. The car owner denied
involvement in the crash.


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Raccoon woes reported
A 10-week-old puppy was
bitten on the snout during an
attack by a raccoon Oct. 11 in
the first block of Oakwood
Road., police said.
The dog's owner said the rac-
coon refused to release the
puppy until he hit the raccoon
with a rock. The raccoon hissed
before climbing over a fence.
The puppy was placed under
quarantine and the owner was
told to euthanize the puppy if
the raccoon is not caught and
tested. Residents in the area said
a former neighbor used to feed
the raccoons and urged the ani-
mal control officer to set traps to
help alleviate the problem.


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NOTICE OF POSITION VACANCY
The Board of Trustees of the Municipal
Service District of Ponte Vedra Beach. St.
Johns County, Florida, g,..;. rncrce of a
position vacancy on the Board of Trust-
ees. The vacancy is for Seat 3 on the
Board of Trustees. The vacancy occurred
October 10, 2007 due to the resignation of
the person elected to the position. The po-
sition will be filled by appointment to be
made by the Governor of the State of Flor-
ida. Expressions of interest in being ap-
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The Jacksonville Beach City Council will
hold a public hearing on the following Res-
olution:
A RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT PLAN
FOR THE DOWNTOWN REDEVELOP-
MENT AREA FOR THE CITY OF JACK-
SONVILLE BEACH, FLORIDA, AS
AMENDED, ACCORDING TO THE
REQUIREMENTS OF THE COMMUNITY
REDEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1969, BY
ADOPTING THE VISION PLAN FOR
DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE BEACH
AND THE DOWNTOWN REDEVELOP-
MENT AREA INFRASTRUCTURE
IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM AS SUM-
MARIZED IN EXHIBIT A ATTACHED TO
AND MADE A PART HEREOF; AND
FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
The property included in the Vision Plan
for Downtown Jacksonville Beach is locat-
ed between 2nd Avenue South and 6th
Avenue North between 3rd Street and the
Atlantic Ocean. The property included in
the Downtown Redevelopment Area Infra-
structure Improvements Program is locat-
ed between 13th Avenue South and 9th
Avenue North between 3rd Street and the
Atlantic Ocean.
The public hearing will be held Monday,
November 5, 2007, at 7:00 p.m., in the
Council Chambers in City Hall, 11 North
3rd Street, Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
All persons having an interest in this mat-
ter are invited to be present and heard.
A copy of the above-referenced Down-
town redevelopment plan amendment is
available for review in the offices'of the
Jacksonville Beach Community Redevel-
opment Agency, Department of Planning
and Development, 11 North 3rd Street,
Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
In accordance with Section 286.0105, F.S.
any person desirous of appealing any de-
cision reached at this meeting will need a
record of the proceedings. Such person
may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record
should include the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be made. The
public is encouraged to speak on issues
on this Agenda that concern them. Any-
one who wishes to speak should submit a
request to the recording secretary before
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 Noon on the day of the meet-
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RELIGION


Pumpkin Sale
The Pumpkin Patch at New
Friendship Missionary Baptist
Church at Mayport Road and
Dudley Street in Atlantic Beach
will be open daily through
October 31. Hours are Monday
through Saturday from 10 a.m.
until dark and on Sundays
from noon until dark. Proceeds
from the sale of pumpkins ben-
efits the church's Mission
Team.

Fall Festival
Pumpkin Patch
Christ United Methodist
Church will have a Fall Festival
on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. with arts and crafts, food
and drinks, and games for the
children. There will be pump-
kins for sale in the church's
Pumpkin Patch which is also
open daily. For information
call the church office at 249-
5370. The church is at 400
Penman Road in Neptune
Beach.

Craft Bazaar &
Bake Sale
The ninth annual Craft
Bazaar & Bake Sale will be held
from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church,
1801 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville
Beach, across from, the
Homestead Restaurant. Baked
goods and a wide variety of
crafts will be available for pur-
chase. For information, call
221-1763.

Pumpkin Fair and
Haloween Party
A Pumpkin and Craft Fair
will be held Saturday at Isle of
Faith United Methodist
Church. The Craft Fair will be
open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


with crafters from all over the
southeast. Lunch will be
available and there will be sno-
cones, popcorn, face painting,
bounce houses and more. The
church is at 1821 San Pablo.
Road. For information call 221-
1700.
Isle of Faith will offer a
Halloween Alternative Party on
Wednesday, October 31 from 6
p.m. to 8 p.m. The evening of
fun including a costume con-
test, prizes, games and candy is
open to the whole family.

Hallelujah Night
An alternative Halloween
celebration promoting Jesus as
the light of the world will be
held from 6 to 9 p.m. on
Wednesday, October 31 at the
Providence School football
field. Providence School is
located at 2701 Hodges Blvd.
in Jacksonville on the New Life
Christian Fellowship campus.
New Life is the sponsor of the
Halloween celebration. This
family fun night offers games,
rock wall climbing, story time,
and a costume contest.
Refreshments will be available
and everyone attending will
receive a free hot dog and coke.
For information call the
church office at 223-6000 or
visit www.nlcf.org.

Pumpkin Patch
Lord of Life Lutheran
Church's 8th Annual Pumpkin
Patch is open daily until
October 30 or until the pump-
kins are gone. Monday
through Friday the patch is
open from 2 p.m. to dusk;
Saturday from 10 a.m. to
dusk, and Sundays from noon
to dusk. The church is at 276
N. Roscoe Blvd. in Ponte Vedra,
call 285-5347 for information.


Fall Festival
Christ the Redeemer Church
will host a Fall Festival and
Open House from 6 to 8 p.m.
on Wednesday, October 31.
There will be a children's Bible-
themed costume contest, train
rides, and games. A Ladies'
Baking Contest and Men's
Chilli Cook-Off will be held.
The church's new Family
Center will also be open.to the
community for tours during
the festival. The church address
is 190 S. Roscoe Blvd. in Ponte
Vedra; call 285-8009 for infor-
mation.

Jewish Book Club
A new book club for adults
sponsored by Chabad @ the
Beaches and Books A Million
will begin with a study of
"Night" by Elie Weisel. Rabbi
Nochum Kurinsky will lead the
discussions.
The book club will meet
once a month at 10:30 a.m. on
the first Tuesday of the month
at the Books A Million at 738
Marsh Landing Parkway. The
first meeting will be on
November 6. There is no
charge to participate and tradi-
tional Jewish food will be
served at book club meetings.
For information call Chabad at
285-1588 or visit www.chabad-
beaches.com.

Solo Flight
Solo Flight, the Ministry for
Singles at Christ Episcopal
Church, will have "Single,
Single" Christian Formation
Classes at 10:15 a.m. on
Sunday from Nov. 4 through
Nov. 25. Classes are held in the
church's Family Life Center at
400 San Juan Drive in Ponte
Vedra.
Membership at Christ

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CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
400 San Juan Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach 285-6127
All Vehicles Must Eitr on Golf View
Sunday 7:45, 9:00, 11 IAMli N i PM Holy Eucharist
Saturday oly Euc ist5: PM
Wednesday Holy EucharistI 70 AM, 11:15 AM, 6:00 PM
Weekday Evening Prayer ii Capel 6:00 PM except Wed.
Nursery available for S.tu|liind Sundaysewvices ra%^
CHRIS '' (JR AN PABLO
2002 San Pablo Rd.,I Jaksonville 221-4777
Beginning Sept. 2, 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, 9:15 AM Christian Formation, 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist
Nursery provided
For event information, visit wio.christepiscopalchurch.com
COASTAL CHRISTIAN ST. FRANCIS
IN-THE-FIELD
Exciting, Growing EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Home Church
off Kernan 895 Palm Valley Rd
553-9910 (1 mile east of US1)
615-2130
Meet Sundays Sunday Services
M t Sundays 8:45am-9am Christian Formation -
10:00 a.m. 11::30 a.m. Pre-K through Adults
10:00 am Holy Eucharist & Children's Chapel
www.coastalcrstian.org Nursery available


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PONTE VEDRA

United Methodist
Ch urch


an Palms Elementary School BEACHES'
Indrum Ln, Ponte Vedra Beach CHURCH
9:30 a.m. Contemporary Service* Worship Service Eucharist
11:00 a.m. Traditional Service* 5pm Sunday
*Kingdom Kids available Rev. Gary Blaylock, Vicar
Childcare always provided Services held at:
Rev. Jeff Bennett, Pastor Neptune Baptist Church, Rm 101
407 Third Street
280-5141 www.pv-umc.org Neptune Beach
"Connecting the Unconnected" WWW.ANGLICANBEACHESCHURCH.ORG


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Sunday Worship Services
8:30 and 11:00 a.m..
Sunset Service at 5:45 p.m.

Nursery at all services

Sunday School
All ages 9:40 a.m.

0 South Third Street. Jacksonville Beac;
h: 904-246-6427 www.palmschurch.org
PC(USA)


4A HOLYTRINITY LORD OF LIFE Ponte Vedra
J- ANGLICANCHURCH LUTHERAN CHURCH Presbyterian Church
(A Traditional Anglican Church) LC "Where friends gather to worship"
247-1442 (ELCA)4510 Palm Valley Road (CR 210)
Holy Communion 276 N.Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra Bch 410www.pvpc.c'om 1
every Sunday at 9:00 A.M. Ph. 285-5347 Sun. Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Rev. Julie Frank,Pastor Sunday Breakfast
Holy Trinity eets intheOld Chapel Sunday Contemporary Worship rr Toddle r
at 610 Florida Blvd., Neptune Beach Nursery & Toddler Ministries
MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 50294 8:30am Middle, High School, College
JACKSONVILLEBEACH, FL 32240-0294 Sunday Church School 9:45am Adult Ministries
www.holytrinityneptunebeach.org Sunday LBW Worship 11:00am Music & Art Ministries
Rev. Robert C. Adams, Vicar Nursery Provided Home of a Bethlehem Visit


A Stephen Ministry Congregation
1801 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville Beach 249-4575
PASTOR MICHAEL BLAKER
Sunday Worship
8:00 am & 10:30 am
Sunday School
Children 9:15 am
Youth/Adult 9:15 am
Nursery Provided


St Paul's by the Sea
Fnisconol Church


,Baptist Church r.
SATURDAY EVENING POWERFUL WORSHIP, PASSIONATE SERVICE
SATURDAY EVENING
6:30 pm Contemporary Worship Service Su s 0a
SUNDAY 1 EuchaisW
9:00 am Contemporary Worship Service hl n
10:30 am-Traditional Service Welcome Families Children's Chapel At 10 am Sun.
WEDNESDAY Nursery At 7:30 & 10 am Services Sun.
6:30 pm The Gathering & Singles Christian Formation At 8:45 am
Bible Studies for Every Age & Life Situation
407 Third Street corner of 5th St. & 11th Ave. N.* Jax Beach, FL www.stpaulsbythesea@ spbts.net
www.neptunebaptist.or Neptune Beach
Tom Bary, Pastor 4.249.2307 904-249-4091


COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN

: 150 Sher Drive Allaniic Beach FL
S et Re Dr Gate Gooidmn Pasto
Chur,:h OHfle 249-8698 M d n Churdl
Presrhootl/Kinerganen Othce 2411-7335
www.communitypcusa.org Service Times
Schedule: Sat y 5 0
Sunday Morning Worship 8:30 & 11 a.m. S y 5:
Church School All Ages 9:45 a.m. Sunday 8:00am, 9:30am & 1:00am
Youth Fellowships 5p.m. ( ) 68-
Contemporary Worship Serv. 5:59 p.m. (904) 68-2500
Chancel Choir Wednesdays 7 p.m. www.MandarinChristian.com
Weekday PreschooVKindergarten (3, 4 & 5 yr olds) 6045 Greenland Rd. near Philips Hwy.


alm-Valley-BaptmistiChurch.


.4j^ Palm Valley Baptist Church
'4890 Palm Valley Rc,'d P'.rie .'dr
(904)28f.-4 4
&, E-mail: palmchurch4- bell. -ui, nr,
Sunday School for allagi: 9-15am
Sunday Worship
Service .................... 1030am
Sunday Evening
Bible Study ................. .6.00pm
Wednesday Family
Dinner ........................... 6.00pm
Wednesday Bible Study
for all ages....... ................ 7:00pm
A Southern Baptist Church


Rabbi Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, PhD. Spiritual Leader
E H L G Co-Presidents: Stuart Beckerman, Loretta Cornelius

288 N. Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904 273-9100 (fx) 273-5567
Shabbat &Torah Services 9:30 12:00 noon
We have a full range of activities and services for the beaches Jewish
community. Please contact our office m-f 9-5 for information about
adult education, Sisterhood activities and youth activities.

"A Home for Jewish Families at the Beach"


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UNITY DAILY WORD BETHIEHEM LUTHERAN
STUDY CLASS j CHURCH --
Wed. Evening 7:30 pm I- MISSOURI SYNOD
Ribault Garden Club 1423 N. 8th Ave., Jax Beach
7052nd. Ave. N., Jax Bch Rev. Dana A. Brones, Pastor
(Corner 2nd. Ave. N. and 7th St. N.) Phone: 249-5418
http://www.blcjaxbeach.org
355-5100 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Serving
Dial A Prayer 355-7044 Praise & Worship Saturday 5:30pm
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Church of the Daily Word Adult.Bible Classes 9:45 a.m.


FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
of the Beaches (Disciples of Christ)
125 Oceanfront & Seagate, Neptune Beach
Come worship with us by the ocean.
SUNDAYS:
Traditional Services 8:00 & 9:00 am
Children's Worship 9:00 & 11:00 am
Christian Education (all ages) 10:05 am
Celebration Praise 11:00 am
WEDNESDAY (SEP-MAY)
5:30 Supper
6:30 Choir, Bible Study, Youth
Mahlon Dixon, Senior Pastor 246-2010
James Collins, Associate Pastor
www.fccbdoc.com/emall:fccbdoc@bellsouth.net


TRADITIONAL- YET TIMELY
Sunday School for all ages 9:00 a.m.
Worship Service 10:15 a.m.
Youth Fellowship 11:30 a.m,
SNursery Provided -
CHRIST
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
400 Penman Road (at Atlantic)
Neptune Beach 249-5370
Rev. Patrice Spenser
Share in the love of Christ


T A ST. JOHN'S
ST. PAUL'S CATHOLIC CHURCH
CATHOLIC 2400 Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach
1st Avenue North at 5th Street Father Joseph Meehan
WEEKEND MASSES
Jacksonville Beach Saturday 5 p.m.
Father Wm. A. Kelly, pastor Sunday 9 a.m., 11 a.m.
Nursery Available Sunday Morning
Saturday Mass 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. N y A e S y
Sunday Mass 7:00, 8:30, 10:00, Saturday 10:00 a.m. or by appt.
11:30 a.m. & 7 p.m. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Saturday Confessions Wed. 6:00 p.m. (K-3) 7:15 p.m. (4-6 gr.)
After 9 a.m. Mass & 4:30 -5:20 p.m. Sunday 6:00 p.m. (-H.S.)
246-6014


OCEANSIDE
CHURCH OF CHRIST BAPTIST
1025 Snug Harbor Court 1,"
(off Mayp.or Rd al W i 1h Ci and Orchid
S i 324 N. 5th St.. 249-2314
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 Bible Sdy 9:15 a m
246-2709
Blended Worship 10:30 a.m.
Bible Class Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:30 p.m.
Worship 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Evening 6:15 p.m
Evening Service 6:30 p.m. Weekday Ministry 246-2891
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Tour Rome, tour the churches


by KATHY NICOLETTI
STAFF WRITER
The history of the city of
Rome is so intertwined with
the Roman Catholic Church
that it is almost impossible to
walk anywhere without being
within sight of a church.
On a recent trip to Italy, my
husband Michael and I spent
four days in Rome. Among the
sites we visited there and in
Vatican City were several
churches and related muse-
ums.
At least one and sometimes
more than one church can be
found in most Roman Piazzas
(or squares), large or small.
During the day most church-
es were open and a step inside
was like being far removed
from the crowded and noisy
streets of Rome.
Each church, regardless of
size, was uniquely beautiful.
Many had connections with
Rome's ancient history, they
often contained paintings or
sculptures by some of the
world's greatest artists, or were
designed by the masters of
Italian architecture.
The Pantheon, originally
built around 25 B.C. as a tem-
ple to all of the Roman gods,
has been a Catholic church
since the early 7th century.
The church houses the tomb of
the Renaissance artist Raphael.
Only steps away from the
Pantheon is Santa Maria Sopra
Minerva.
This church was built over
the ruins of an ancient temple
to the goddess Minerva.
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trained in this church is
Michelangelo's statue of Christ
the Redeemer and frescos by
Filippino Lippi.
As we walked in another
direction from the Pantheon,
we found a church named La
Maddalena in an adjacent
piazza. The beautiful facade of
this small church is in the style
of the Baroque period.
San Carlino alle Quattro
Fontane, designed by the mas-
ter architect Francesco
Borromini, is another church
in the Baroque style. Buildings
connected to the church are
the cloister and convent built
for' the order that commis-
sioned the church.
We also visited three of the
major churches of the Catholic
Church; St. Peter's Basilica in
Vatican City, St. John Lateran,
and St. Maria Maggiore.
The massive doors into the
main cathedral of, the city of
Rome, St. John Lateran, are'
the original doors of the
Roman Senate. Large statues of
the apostles are one of the
most compelling features of
this church.
The first church at St. Maria
Maggiore was built in the 4th
Century A.D. The church
standing today has a baroque
facade, three interior naves,
and the tallest bell tower in
Rome.
We devoted an entire day to
Vatican City, waiting in a long
line and passing through metal
detectors before entering St.
Peter's Basilica.
No ticket or admission was
required to go into the church.
After waiting in the rain, it was


awe inspiring to simply walk
into St. Peter's.
Once inside, people are per-
mitted to walk at will in any
direction to view the interior
of the basilica.
Mass was being held in one
of the chapels, priests were
available for the sacrament of
Reconciliation, and a chapel
was set aside for quiet prayer.
However, no one was direct-
ed or encouraged to partici-
pate. The religious activities
were available for anyone who
wanted to either observe or
participate.
Among the most interesting
and unexpected works of art in
St. Peter's were the large stat-
ues and tombs of popes. There
were also glass altars holding
the remains of some popes.
The altar containing the
remains of Pope John XXXIII
had a constant stream of peo-
ple stopping to gaze at the
man who convened the
Second Vatican Council in the
1960's.
Almost everyone in St.
Peter's seemed to spend a few
minutes in. front of
Michelangelo's Pieta. This
masterpiece is only one of
many by Michelangelo and
other artists contained in St.
Peter's and the Vatican
Museums.
The museums in St. Peter's
Basilica and the Vatican
Museum also house items of
religious significance, addi-
tional tombs of popes, and
objects of historical signifi-
cance.
It was necessary to wait in
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tickets for the Vatican Museum
which includes the Sistine
Chapel.
Even after several hours in
the museum, we felt that we
could have spent much more
time there and still not have
seen or had the time to appre-
ciate everything.
In the Sistine Chapel, visi-
tors are permitted to linger for
as long as they want and even
sit down as chairs become
available.
Frescos on the walls by vari-
ous artists depict scenes from
the Bible. The Chapel is proba-
bly most well know for
Michelangelo's paintings on
the ceiling and his painting of
the Last Judgement.


photos by Michael Nicoletti
There are usually long
lines of people waiting
to enter St. Peter's
Basilica, above, in
Vatican City.

The doors into St.
John Lateran, the main
cathedral in Rome,
below left, were used
in ancient times as the
doors of the Roman
Senate.

La Maddalena, below
right, is a small church
located in a piazza of
the same name near
the Pantheon.


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come to attend. The address is
465 1lth Ave. N. in Jacksonville
Beach.
Sunrise Community
Church offers Men's Study
Groups at 6 :15 a.m. and 7:30
p.m. on Wednesdays at the
church. At 7:15 p.m. on the
first and third Mondays of the
month, a Men's Study Group
meets at Panera Bread at St.
Johns Town Center. Contact
the church office at 249-3030
for information; the church
address is 298 Aquatic Drive in
Atlantic Beach.

Singles groups

The following are church-
related singles groups in the
Beaches area. Church member-
ship is not required:
New Life Christian
,Fellowship at 2701 Hodges
Blvd. has monthly Single Adult
Ministry meetings with child-
care provided for some events.
Contact Claudia at 223-6000
for information or visit
www.nlcf.org.
Beach United Methodist
Church has Monday Night
Alive for singles at 7 p.m. on
Monday nights and Singles
Coffee House 10:45 a.m. on
Sunday. For information visit
www.beachumc.org or call 249-
2343. BUMC is located at 325
7th Ave. N.
Beaches Chapel Church,
610 Florida Blvd., Neptune
Beach. Singles over age 33 meet
the last Saturday of the month
at 7 p.m. at the church. 241-
4211.


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Over 35 women attended a day-long retreat sponsored by the Women's NetWork at Palms
Presbyterian Church. Exploring the retreat topic, "Women Practicing the Presence of God," the
participants walked on the beach as "a lesson in letting the water cleanse your feet as an exam-
ple of what Jesus did for us," said Liz Richardson, NetWork co-chair and Communications
Director at the church..


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Episcopal is not needed to par-
ticipate in Solo Flight.The
group also schedules social
activities including an upcom-
ing dinner at Stonewood
Restaurant on Nov. 4 and trip
to St. Augustine on Nov. 10. For
information contact the church
office at 285-6127.

Turkey Dinner

Christ United Methodist
Church will host a homemade
Turkey Dinner from 5:30 to 7
p.m. on Wednesday, October
24. The cost is $10 per person.
Call the church office at 249-
5370 for information and reser-
vations. The church address is
400 Penman Road in Neptune
Beach.

Craft and Yard Sale

St. Andrew's Lutheran
Church will host the 9th
Annual Craft Bazaar and Bake
Sale along with a Yard Sale
sponsored by St. Andrew's
Lighthouse on Saturday from 8
a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafts available
for purchase include Christmas
items, quilts, jewelry, ceramics,
candles, and doll clothes.
The church address is 1801
Beach Blvd. Call 221-1763 for
information.

Forum Series Resumes

The Adult Forum Series at St.


Call 249-2343.

Men's group meetings

Hodges Blvd. Presbyterian
Church offers "Bible and
Bagels", a men's Bible study
group, from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m.
on Wednesdays in the
Fellowship Hall. The church
address is 4140 Hodges Blvd.
For information call 223-6922.
The men's group from
Calvary Anglican Church meets
at 6:15 a.m. at the Beach Diner
at 501 Atlantic Blvd. The cur-
rent topic for the Bible Study is
"The Minor Prophets" led by
Pastor David Sandifer. For
information call the church
office at 241-9400
A men's Bible study is held
at 7 a.m. Monday at Ponte
Vedra United Methodist
Church, 35 Executive Way,
Ponte Vedra Beach.
Palms Presbyterian men's
Bible study. is held at 7 a.m.
Wednesday in the Education
Building.
Community Presbyterian
Church at 150 Sherry Dr. in
Atlantic Beach has Wednesday
morning prayer breakfasts for
men at 7 a.m.
St. Paul's by the Sea
Episcopal Church has a Men's
Prayer Group and Bible Study
which meets on the first and
third Saturday of the month at
8 a.m. in Stormes Hall. The
men's group also participates in
outreach efforts. All are wel-


Paul's by the Sea Episcopal
Church continues with the fol-
Slowing topic: The Hidden Heart
of the Cosmos continues on
Oct. 21, and 28. On November
4, Teresa Harrison will speak on
"The Spirituality of Icons."
The community is welcome
to attend; for information con-
tact the church office at 249-
4091. The church campus is at
Fifth Street and 11th Avenue
North in Jacksonville Beach.

Community Prayer
Group
All are welcome to attend an
hour of prayer for schools and
children at 9:15 a.m. on
Monday at the Winston
Family YMCA on Landrum
Lane in Ponte Vedra. For infor-
mation contact Susan Alberti at
285-0267.

Celebrate Recovery

A biblical based program for
persons facing personal prob-
lems, meets every Friday at 6:30
p.m. in the fellowship hall of
Beach United Methodist
Church, 3rd Street at 7th Ave.
N., Jacksonville Beach. The pro-
gram emphasizes that through
worship and same-gender small
groups, people can work on
personal struggles such as eat-
ing disorders, alcohol/drug
abuse, and codependency. The
evenings begin with dinner.


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DeANGELO
SPORTS EDITOR

Jones falls

from grace

and track

suffers as a

result of it

W we're long past the
point of cynicism in
sports. Yet no matter
how many times facts reveal
that our sports heroes are
flawed human beings suscepti-
ble to the same foibles that
can bedevil the rest of us,
we're shocked.
As fans, it seems we're des-
perate for role models and
when one comes along that
fills the bill for beauty, charis-
ma, performance and the per-
ception of pure joy derived
from the dedication of a life to
sports, we buy it hook, line
andsinker.
That's why news of Marion
Jones' fall from grace-was so
disturbing. Yes, there had been
rumors and suspicion of the
track star's use of performance-
enhancing drugs for years, but
her constant and vehement
denials seemed genuine.
Faced with jail time in a
bank fraud case involving ex-
boyfriend and banned sprinter
Tim Montgomery, however,
Jones finally had to admit the
truth: She cheated her way to
five medals in the 2000
Summer Olympics and lied to
federal investigators about
ingesting anabolic substances.
At one tihe, Jones was
America's sweetheart, gracing
the covers of Sports Illustrated,
Time and Vogue magazines. A
multi-million dollar contract
with Nike, six-figure appear-
ance fees at European track
meets and sponsorship deals
enabled her to build a $2.5
million mansion in Apex,
North Carolina, close to where
she trained at N.C. State.
But she also made horren-
dous mistakes. First husband
C.J. Hunter, a shot putter, test-
ed positive for steroids at the
2000 Sydney Games. Jones
dutifully stood by his side,
while denying any knowledge
of her husband's drug use.
Divorce soon followed.
Her next romance was
sprinter Tim Montgomery,
who became the world's fastest
human by following a doping
plan developed by BALCO. He
was busted and banned from
track, but also got Marion
involved in a check-writing
scam that ultimately led to the
plea bargain in which she was
forced to admit drug use.
It's also widely understood
that a financial dispute
between Jones and coach
Trevor Graham led him to
mail a syringe of designer
steroid THG to the U.S. Anti-
Doping Agency, the first
thread in unraveling the whole
BALCO scandal.
BALCO founder Victor
Conte went on 20/20 to tell a
national television audience
how he taught Marion to
inject steroids and human ..
growth hormone.
Today, Marion Jones is broke
- her North Carolina home
was foreclosed on last year -
and track's governing bodies
will go after hundreds of thou-
sands in prize money she won
but no longer has. Jones has
also been forced to return the
three gold and two bronze
Olympic medals she won.
Jones may soon trade the
form-fitting red, white and
blue Lycra track suits she wore
on the track for a looser,
orange prison-issued jumpsuit.
Jones will face sentencing on
perjury charges next month
and could'receive three
months in the gray bar hotel.
There are lessons to be
learned from Jones' protracted,
very public fall from grace, but
is anyone willing to listen?
The sport of track has surely
suffered another blow from an
athlete who clearly valued
green over gold.


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FROM STAFF
Nease High's Kirstyn Shepler blew away the
competition during Wednesday's District 3-2A
girls diving championships at Cecil Aquatic
Center.
Shepler totaled 545.70 points with Panthers
teammate Shannon Thompson earning the
runner-up spot with a total of 466.40. Other
Nease divers included Monica Rice in sixth
place with 409.80 points and Katie Quinn in
ninth with 373.65.
On six of her 11 dives, Shepler scored 9s and
the junior earned 10s for her back dive and
front one-and-a-half somersault with a full
twist.
Shepler is a two-time High School All-
American and is ranked among U S. Junior and


Senior divers nationally.
The divers advancing from Wednesday's dis-
trict competition will take aim at regional titles
next week at Florida State University. Regional
qualifiers will dive for state titles Thursday,
Nov. 2 in Orlando.
Meanwhile, Nease swimmers were scheduled
to compete in the district meet Thursday at
Cecil Aquatic Center. This season, the Panthers
have fielded strong teams in both the boys and
girls competition.
Freestyvl specialist Matt Schlytter went unde-
feated this in the 100-yard event year, while
Kristen Gerkens (backstroke) and Amanda
Santillo (breaststroke and butterfly) are among
the top contenders for titles in the district
meet.
Gina Aguilar is the Panthers swim coach.


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Reynolds adds to legend of Fletcher coaches


can honestly say that I grad-
uated from Fletcher High
School with very little edu-
cation about the school's
athletic history, that is.
. In the school's 71-year histo-
ry, there have only been seven
head coaches for varsity foot-
ball, including some of the
more famous Beach names like
Ish Brant and Jack Taylor, for
whom the Fletcher stadium is
now named.
While Brant was a huge fig-
ure in Neptune Beach for more
than just coaching, it was
Taylor that would go on to
become the top win-producing
football coach in the Senators'
history.
Apparently, I don't know
Jack. Until a few years ago, he
was just some strange name
above the scoreboard at
Fletcher. Figured he was some
big-spending booster of some
sort. Never thought for a
minute he was the football
coach that most of my teachers
in high school grew up around.
Shows how much attention I
paid back then.
But current Fletcher head
football coach Joe Reynolds
knows Jack, though you'll
never hear him call him any-
thing but "Coach." And now


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Reynolds has found himself in
a common place with Taylor -
on top of the all-time W col-
umn for Senators head coach-
es.
In five days' time, Reynolds
guided his grid squad to two
victories, tying and then sur-
passing the mark of 106 wins
held by Taylor since he left the
school in 1974.
If Brant was such a well-
known figure, why wasn't the
field named in his honor?
"I think he should have a
school named after him,"


Reynolds said of Brant. "Not
that having a stadium in your
name isn't a great honor. He
was so successful in what he
did in life. It's just amazing he
was a football coach here. But I
think he deserves a higher
honor."
So the stadium's name went
to the guy with the most wins.
A few years before Taylor left
the Fletcher sidelines, Reynolds
was a star linebacker for the
Senators, receiving awards
from the Jacksonville
Quarterback Club for Lineman
of the Year and The Times-
Union Defensive Player of the
Year in his senior season in
1971. In the three years of var-
sity football at Fletcher,
Reynolds absorbed what he
could about his coach, whom
he viewed as someone that was
"bigger than life," while grow-
ing up at the Beaches.
The coaches have very few
similarities aside from winning
games for the Purple and Black.
"We have great love for our
kids," Reynolds said. "We like
what we do a lot and we love
our players. That's the only
way we're alike."
According to Reynolds,
Taylor was a strong personality
and a strict disciplinarian as a
Senator coach.


Reynolds attended the
University of Florida on a foot-
ball scholarship after high
school, Where he.would con-
tinue to learn under then-
Gator coach Doug Dickey,
another important figure in
Reynolds' life.
After graduating from UF,
Reynolds returned to the
Beaches and joined the
Fletcher football staff in 1976
as defensive coach. When he
returned, Taylor had stepped
down as the football coach,
though he was still a dean, so
Reynolds never got to coach
with him.
Reynolds worked his way
through the coaching staff at
Fletcher, including a stint as
the head basketball coach from
1979-1982 where he won a
conference championship and
would learn from another
mentor, Jim Daugherty.
Reynolds took on the head
junior varsity football job from
1980-82 and went back to var-
sity in 1984 as a defensive
coordinator until 1989. In
1990, Reynolds started the
position he still holds today.
Seventeen years later,
Reynolds now holds the record
for most wins at Fletcher by a
coach.
And Taylor is apparently fine


with that.
"Coach Taylor called me to
congratulate me after the Ed
White game (when Reynolds
tied the mark)," he said. "He
was just as thrilled as I was. If
someone's going to break his
record, it might as well be
someone that played for him."
The record was never on the
to-do list for Reynolds when he
took the job. In fact, he
thought the win mark was
quite higher, like in the 200-
plus range.
Now, there's no telling what
the new record will become
once Reynolds steps down in
after the 2009 season, his 20th
year as a Senator coach.
Maybe one day the school
will honor his service like it
did for legendary coaches in
the past. And perhaps one day
the Senators will play on Joe
Reynolds Field at Jack Taylor
Stadium.
Reynolds admits that being
honored is one of those things
he hasn't thought much about.
Still, in the way that Taylor was
viewed in his days, it wouldn't
hurt to one day honor a larger-
than-life figure from whom an
entire generation of Beaches
residents learned how to play
the game of football and love
the sport as well.


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SPORTSBRIEF


Basketball League
The FHS Recreational Coed
Basketball League will soon
begin accepting registrations.
League is for youngsters in
grades 3 through 8, although
younger players capable of
shooting on a 10-foot basket
will also be allowed to play.
Game dates are Oct. 27,
Nov. 3, Nov. 17, Dec. 1, Dec.
8 and Dec. 15 with tourna-
ments to follow.
Registration takes place
Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10
a.m. until 1 p.m.. Fee is $65
per player and includes a jer-
sey, five regular season games
and a postseason tournament.
For more information, con-
tact Rich Banks or Corey
Jackson at Fletcher High
School 247-5905 ext. 156.

Registration for youth bas-
ketball at the Winston Family
YMCA will continue until
Nov. 8.
The Super Sports league is
for children ages 4 to 7 of all
skill levels. Fee for members is
$65 and $105 for program
participants.
The Premier League is for
children ages 8 to 16 and is a
competitive travel program
playing games against other
local YMCAs. Fee is $80 for
members and $130 for pro-
gram participants.
For both leagues, player
evaluations take place Nov. 13
and 15, with games beginning
Dec. 13 and 14.
To register, visit the Y at
170 Landrum Lane in Ponte
Vedra. Payment must be
made at the time of registra-
tion.

Beaches Basketball
League
A beaches basketball league
is open to boys and girls 3
years old through 5th grade.
The league starts December 29
and runs through Saturday,
March 1.
Play consists of an eight-
game season and all players
receive.a T-shirt, trophy and
basketball.
For more information or an
application, visit beachesbas-
ketball.com or phone Tommy
Hulihan at 349-2611.
Christmas Sports
Camps
A sports camp will take
plac'e.att t; P -I' chop dur-;,
irg the Christmas break.
Camp will take place in two
sessions: December 20-21
(cost is $50) and Dec. 26-28
(cost is $751).
Campers will participate in
team sports and age-appropri-
ate activities like basketball,
flag football, kick ball, tag
:games and more. On Fridays,
all campers will receive a T-
shirt, have pizza and go to
Beach Bowl for bowling.
For more information and
an application, visit beaches-
basketball.com or phone
Tommy Hulihan at 349-2611.

Golf
The second annual St.
:.Anthony's Home Golf
Marathon will take place Nov.
5 at Ponte Vedra Golf &
Country Club at Sawgrass (for-
merly Oakbridge)..
St. Paul's Catholic Church
in Jacksonville Beach sponsors
St. Anthony's Home, an
orphanage in Jamaica, and the
golf tournament serves as a
fundraiser.
Organizers are seeking 20
teams to play 100 holes of
golf in one day, about six to
eight hours, and obtain hole
pledges for their efforts. There
is no entry fee, but partici-
pants must make an effort to
reach a pledge goal of $2,500
per team.
SFor more information
phone Tom Taylor at 334-
3078, Mike Krivensky at 945-
3759, Richard Miller at 502-
9581 or Mike Lynch at 982-
3171.

Jaguars Tickets
Jacksonville Jaguars single
game tickets are now on sale.
The tickets can be purchased
three different ways: By log-
ging.on to jaguars.com 24
hoirs a day, by phoning 633-
2000 or 1-877-4-JAGS-TIX
(press 3), or at the Jacksonville
Municipal Stadium ticket
office located in the north
end of the stadium. The office


is open Monday to Friday
from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Single game ticket prices are
as follows: $42, $52, $57, $70
and $95 for general bowl
seats. Crown Royal
Touchdown Club seats are
available upon request.
The Jaguars home schedule
is as follows:
Oct. 22 vs. Colts, 8:30 p.m.
Nov. 18 vs. San Diego, 1 p.m.
Nov. 25 vs. Buffalo, 1 p.m.
: Dec. 9 vs. Carolina, 1 p.m.
.Dec. 23 vs. Oakland, 1 p.m.
Jaguars season tickets and


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Jax Beach Jaguars Pop Warner team Mitey Mites Teal beat Fernandina Beach 14-12 last
Saturday. The team is 7-1 this season heading into this week's playoff game against the unde-.
feated Ponte Vedra Panthers. Front row from left: Mason Althor, Busta Davis, Lucas Day,
Matthew Bautista, Eric Marsh, Jonathan Highsmith, Christian Pittman. Second row: Zach Jones,
Nicco Batoon, Jack Rollings, Jo Jo Floyd, Patrick Lamb, Christian Isaac, Hunter Dillon, Nico
Brent; Third row: Ethan Todd, DT Limbrick,'Jade Jolly, Cage Abdullah, Nicky Beenan, Dustan
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waters a light chop. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms.

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knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Inland
waters a light chop. Showers
and thunderstorms likely.

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Seas 2 to 3 feet. Inland waters
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Seas 2 to 3 feet. Inland waters
mostly smooth.


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to 3 feet. Inland waters a light
chop. Isolated showers.

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mostly smooth. Scattered
showers.

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a light chop. Scattered show-
ers and thunderstorms.

MONDAY NIGHT
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knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Inland
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for U.S. Surfing Championships


By NEENAH JAMES
CONTRIBUTOR
The United States Surfing
Championships are tak-
ing place Monday,
October 22 through Sunday,y
October 28, and at least one
local surfer, Charley Hajek,
will take part.
The event will be held at
Huntington Beach Pier, Calif.
Traveling from the East
Coast is seasoned competitor
Hajek. He is waxing up his
surfboard once again to com-
pete in the U.S. Champion-
ships for the fourth time in
the last eight years.
In the past, he has finished
second in the U.S..finals three
times in a row. This year he's
out to win earn a first-place
finish.
Former East Coast
Champion
Charley has been compet-
ing for more than 20 years on
the East and West coast of the
U.S.
"I love to surf contests," he
said recently. "Its part of my
life."
Hajek said he is really look-
ing forward to winning the
U.S. Championships Senior's
division. It's the only event
he's never won first place.
In his words, Charley is
"really stoked" on his support
from sponsors Oakley, Nixon,
Surf Tech, and Cobian. Last
but certainly not least, he val-
ues his friends and family
who have shown their sup-
port for his love of surfing.
Hajek has also won the East
Coast Championships three
different times as well as the
Southeast Regionals.
Additionally, Charley has fin-
ished first in his district
numerous times.
This past year, Gnarly
Charley finished third in his
district. He then went on to
the southeast regional cham-
pionships at New Smyrna
Beach, Fla. in April 2007
where the waves were ranging
from six- to eight-foot faces
with choppy conditions.
Charley finished sixth over-
all in the southeast champi-
onships with a broken arm .
He chose not to surf the
finals and took sixth place
overall.
Hajek then qualified for the
East Coast championships
held at Cape Hatteras, North
Carolina last month. There he
finished a respectable second
place in the senior men's
division which punched his
ticket for the U.S. Surfing
Championships in California.
Prestigious
Championships
The U.S. Championships
have previously been held in
various locations including:
the East Coast, Hawaii, Texas,
and the West Coast. Invited
athletes represent one or
more of the following Surfing
America recognized organiza-
tions: Eastern Surfing
Association (ESA), Hawaii
Amateur Surfing Association
(HASA), National Scholastic
Surfing Association (NSSA),
Texas Gulf Surfing
Association (TGSA), Western
Surfing Association (WSA),
and Bodyboarding
International.
This is an invitation-only
event that crowns undisputed
USA national champions,
As the new, IOC-recog-
nized, national governing
body for the sport of surfing
in the USA, Surfing America
is responsible for holding the
U.S. Championships event
each year and for selecting
the Official USA Surf Team to
represent our country in
international competition.
Road to the
Championships
The road to the U.S.
Championships takes a lot of
dedication and commitment
from each surfer. Every year,
competitors have to surf their


district to qualify for the
regionals. If they do well at
the regionals they are invited
to the championships in their
respective areas of the US. If
they do well there, they will
then be invited to participate
in the U.S. Surfing
Championships.
Surfing America is a
California non-profit public
benefit company. Surfing
America's mission is to pro-
mote the growth, competitive
success and positive image of
surfing in the USA. To pro-
vide the best possible experi-
ence for all participants by
encouraging, advancing and
administrating the sport,
while also producing champi-
ons.


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Charley Hajek in action. The surfer is headed to Huntington
Beach, Calif. for the U.S. Surfing Championships.



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Music in the Courtyard is
played from 7-10 p.m. every
Friday through the end of
October at 200 First Street in
Neptune Beach. It's a free
event open to the public.
Mark Williams is tonight's
featured artist. Williams'
music combines layers of
Americana, world beat, jazz,
blues, rock 'n' roll and folk
textures. While his musical
style is unconventional, his
eclectic adult alternative
sound has haunting
melodies and poetic lyrics.
Beer, wine, coffee and
desserts are available for pur-
chase at Shelby's Coffee
Shoppe. The evening is
sponsored by The Shoppes at
200 First Street. For informa-
tion, call 249-2922.

New Work in October
Northeast Florida artists
Sarah Dodd, Cris Coleman
and Matthew Abercrombie
will have an exhibition at
the Cultural Center at
Ponte Vedra Beach that
runs Oct. 19-Nov. 30. The
exhibition will feature
mixed media, drawing,
painting, printmaking and
photography. An opening
reception will be held from
6:30-8 p.m. today. The
Cultural Center is at 50
Executive Way, Ponte Vedra
Beach. For information, visit
www.ccpvb.org.

Friends Book Sale
The Friends of the
Beaches Branch Library,
600 Third St., Neptune
Beach, is holding a four-day
book sale that began with a
members preview Oct. 18.
The Friday and Saturday
hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bag
Day will be held from 1-4
p.m. Sunday. Books are half
price the final day, but a big-
ger bargain is to buy a bag
for $7 and fill it up. Five
autographed books, to
include "How I Play Golf" by
Tiger Woods, are available
through an auction that
closes at 2 p.m. Sunday. For
information, call 992-1171.

Art Festival
The second annual
Jacksonville Beach Fall Arts
Festival will be held from 10
a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11
a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday on
Latham Plaza in
Jacksonville Beach. More
than 45 local and national
artists will participate. For
information, call Jamie
Hendrix at 541-1340 or visit
www.jandcoevents .com.

Acoustics Night
Acoustics Night will be
held Sunday in Bull
Memorial Park, adjacent to .
the Adele Grage Community
Center, in Atlantic Beach. If
it rains, the event is held
indoors in the community
center. The free event runs
from 6-8 p.m. For informa-
tion, visit www.ci.atlantic-
beach.fl.us.

Guided Bike Tour
Guana Tolomato Matanzas
National Estuarine Research
Reserve hosts a trail biking
tour from 8-10 a.m. Sunday.
The tour of the upland trail
systems will be led by GTM
Reserve volunteer and
Florida master naturalist
Craig O'Neal. Participants
need to bring their own trail
or beach bikes. Reservations
are required. Call 904-823-
4500 to reserve a spot. The
tour begins at the Guana
Dam trailhead. The entrance
fee is $3 per vehicle; annual
GTM passholders are admit-
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Barrier Island Birds
Barrier Island Birds will be
presented starting at 10:30
a.m. Saturday at Little
Talbot Island. Park Ranger
Ed talks about the various
bird species that can be
encountered. The program
takes place at pavilion No. 5
at Little Talbot Island State
Park. No reservations are
necessary, and the program
is free. However, non-
campers will need to pay the
park entrance fee of $4 per
vehicle to attend. Call the
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photo courtesy of JAY SOLOMON
A Parisian man pauses with his newspaper'in the late afternoon light in a November 2005 photo titled "By the Seine." The photogra-
pher is Atlantic Beach resident Jay Solomon, whose selected photography is on display at Shelly's Coffee Shoppe.




Shelby's hosting Solomon exhibit


by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
Shelby's, Coffee Shoppe is showcasing
the photographic works of Atlantic
Beach resident Jay Solomon this month.
The untitled exhibit runs through
Nov. 8 at 200 First Street, Neptune
Beach.
According to his bio, Solomon traces
his artistic lineage to "a great-grandfa-
ther- w\t-o,--peqealized In gold leaf as a
sign haintei, but left'bthind classicall)
inspired still life oil paintings."
With a father who operated movie the-
atres and mother who painted and
taught ceramics, Solomon learned early
on to appreciate the visual image.
Said Solomon: "One of [my] earliest
impressions of art as "art" was a large
black-and-white photograph of birch
trees and their shadows in snow which
hung in the front room," of their north-
ern Ohio home, he said.


Solomon credits his vision and percep-
tion of things around him to the films
he saw growing up at his dad's movie
theatre.
He said his "understanding of light,
color and composition was molded by a
regionally known watercolorist" who
offered art classes to young people in her
home on Saturday mornings.
Upon receiving his first camera a
Brownie -- In his pre-teen years,
Solomon said he ventured out at night
during a Iheald\ snowfall to take photos
"b) street light."
"The thrill of capturing those shaky
images never left," added Solomon,
whose "constant, off-duty companion"
became a medium format, twin-lens
reflex camera.
Art was his passion, but Solomon also
realized the importance of education.
For more than 30 years, the Kent State
University graduate worked in broadcast
journalism and another decade in public


relations.
He directed radio/TV news depart-
ments in Columbus, Ohio, San Antonio,
Texas, Miami and Jacksonville.
Solomon capped his journalism career
as a news director at a former
Jacksonville TV station. He formerly did
public relations work at St. John &
Partners.
Solomon is still a man of many hats
with a limited. consultancy in
media/community relations and .crisis
management. He is a treetance writer
and does voiceover work through his
private company "Image & Word."
But his main focus is photography.
"Compelling images are almost every-
where if you only look," Solomon said.
He said "he loves to create composi-
tions of the 'little moments' we often
walk by, as well as the spectrum of beau-
tiful subjects that nature and man pro-
vide." For more details, call Shelby's at
249-2922.


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'Boss' returns

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While Bruce
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blown rocker mode with the E
Street Band. He has returned
to his rock-and-roll roots with
"Magic."
Released this month,
"Magic" is Springsteen's first
studio album with the E
Streeters since "The Rising"
(2002). "Magic" finds
Springsteen and the band
doing what they do best cre-
ating musical slices of work-
ing-man-struggling-to-get-by
musical vignettes, performed
with enthusiastic vigor.
"Magic" breaks a bit of new
ground stylistically, while still
sounding like an E Street Band
album Springsteen knows
what he's doing, and is stick-
ing pretty close to his tried
and true formula. "Livin' In
The Future," for instance, is
cut from the same E Street
cloth as 1975's "Tenth Avenue
Freeze-Out," with a driving
beat and soaring saxophone
riffs.
But he does manage to
sneak in a little something dif-
ferent here and there. "Girls In
Their Summer Clothes" has a


See MAGIC, B-5


Evanescence features Jacksonville-bred guitarist


photo submitted
John LeCompt, from left, Amy Lee, Terry Balsamo, Rocky Gray,
and Tim McCord.


by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
It's just after lunch time on
a Wednesday afternoon and
the guitarist for one of the
biggest rock bands in the
world is getting ready to do a
little house hunting in his
home town. With security
director- and former real
estate agent Richie Surrency
in tow, Terry Balsamo of
Evanescence isn't looking for
some place he can pimp out
on MTV's Cribs. He just wants
a place to rest his famous
dreadlocked head in the city


Busy time of year for certain plants


Wasn't the weekend
absolutely beauti-
ful? Those cool tem-
peratures and clear skies, on
Saturday were just what the
doctor ordered.
Fall is finally on its way. I
realized that I gave you
chores for the lawn and land-
scape, as well as some fall
color in shrubs, but today I
need to finish the chore list
for vegetables, fruits and
flowers for this month.
We are in a busy time of
year for these plants, and if
your lawn is driving you
crazy, maybe it would help to
get into a different mood
with some easy vegetables or
flowers which are good for
the fall.
I will tackle vegetables first,
though I must admit I do not
grow them.
I did grow way too many
of them years ago while liv-
ing in Maine, and truthfully,
I think it burned me out. The
only types I even grow when
I'm in New Hampshire are
rhubarb and a few easy herbs


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MATHESON
GARDENING
COLUMNIST

like parsley and mint. I could
write a book about the six
years of growing enough veg-
etables to feed the world (or
so it seemed), and if I am so
blessed, I'd prefer never to
venture into it again.
Now, with such an enthusi-
astic, positive approach how
can I ever convince you that
you might want to grow
them here and that in fact,
you might take pleasure in it.


You might even have many
ready for harvest at
Thanksgiving if you act right
away, and if you have chil-
dren, they might get a big
kick out of knowing that
they have contributed to the
Thanksgiving feast with their
patch of beans or squash.
And, vegetables can be grown
in containers which makes
them even more appealing
for some folks.
The key to growing any
vegetables at this time of year
is in the selection, and this
depends on whether you
want a relatively quick har-
vest (i.e. by Thanksgiving), or
if you want fresh vegetables
all "winter." Since we are
already into the middle of
October, we are looking at
about 45 days for harvest if
the prior option is what you
want; 90 or more days until
harvest will be another batch
of different vegetables.
Therefore, reading the label


See MATHESON, B-6


that gave him the fuel to
chase the fire.
"I'm looking for something
cool. I'm living in Dallas right
now," Balsamo said in a tele-
phone interview Wednesday.
"I'm not really digging the
Texas vibe. That is why I want
to come home."
Balsamo, 34, has been off
the road for six weeks but just
returned to Jacksonville
Tuesday for the band's first
headlining tour in support of
the current album "The Open
Door" next Thursday at the
Jacksonville Memorial Arena.
He co-wrote many of the


songs on the album with ethe-
real front woman and group
founder Amy Lee, a process
that strengthened Balsamo's
commitment to the band -
and the band's dedication to
him at a time when the
guitarist would need it the
most.
"I finished the guitar tracks
on a Saturday. That Monday I
had a stroke," he said. The
entire left side of Balsamo's
body was paralyzed by the
stroke that threatened to rob


See BALSAMO, B-5


Photo submitted
Pastels like this one by Beaches artist Virginia Ford are on
exhibit through Oct. 23 at the Beaches Museum & History
Center in Jacksonville Beach. Call 241-5657 for more details.


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From left, Korina Barber and Gretta Russe are somewhat intimi-
dating to Laura Sauls (seated) in the witty thriller, "A Party To
Murder," opening Oct. 26 at the Atlantic Beach Experimental
Theatre. For reservations, call 249-7177


"ONE FLEW OVER THE
CUCKOO'S NEST" A stage
adaptation of Ken Kesey's
novel is staged at 7:30 p.m.
today and Saturday and Oct.
26 and 27 at the Flagler
College Auditorium, 14
Granada Street, St. Augustine.
Matinees will be staged at 2
p.m. Sunday and Oct. 28.
Tickets are $10. Call 819-6401
for information.
"ALL OF THE ABOVE" -
The musical benefitting
Artbreakers: Artists for the
Fight Against Cancer, is staged
at 8 p.m. Oct. 22, 23 and 24 at
The Limelight Theatre, 11 Old
Mission Avenue, St. Augustine.
Admission is $20. Call 669-
0415 for information.
"HEARTBREAK HOUSE"
- George Bernard Shaw's pro-
duction is staged at 7:30 p.m.
today and Saturday at
Jacksonville University's
Swisher Theater, 2800
University Blvd. N.,
Jacksonville. A matinee will be


held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Call
256-7371 for information.
"JOSEPH & THE TECHNI-
COLOR DREAMCOAT" -
The musical runs through
Sunday at the Alhambra
Dinner Theatre, 12000 Beach
Blvd., Jacksonville. Doors open
at 6 p.m. for evening shows.
Performances begin at 8 p.m.
Matinees are held at 11 a.m.
on Saturday and noon on
Sunday. Admission ranges
from $39 to $46 for dinner and
show. Call 641-1212 for infor-
mation.
"FRANKENSTEIN" -
Mary Shelley's monster classic
is -presented at 7:30 p.m.
every Thursday through
Saturday until Oct. 27 at The
Limelight Theatre, 11 Old
Mission Avenue, St. Augustine.
Matinees are held at 2 p.m. on
Saturday and Sunday. Tickets
are $20 for adults, $10 for stu-
dents. Call (904) 825-1164 for
information.
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in the lst Juried Artist Member
Exhibition running from Dec.
7 through Jan. 12 at The
Center. The deadline for entry
is Nov. 2. Cost to enter is $25.
Call 280-0614 ext. 204 for
information.


photo submitted
Left: Joanna Yeakel, a 2006
Fletcher High School gradu-
ate, stars in "Something's
Afoot," a murder, mystery
musical running through Oct.
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'Images of Florida's First Coast' at First Street


At both ends of the
Beaches there will be
an opening of new art-
works today.
"Images of Florida's First
Coast," photos by Will
Dickey, will open at First
Street Gallery, 216-B First
Street, Neptune Beach. A
reception will be held from 7
to 9 p.m. to meet the artist, a
staff photographer for The
Florida Times-Union.
While at the gallery inquire
about local artist and writer
Kelley Laughran's new book,
"The Keeper." For informa-
tion call 294-6928.
* *.
The Cultural Center at
Ponte Vedra will open a new
exhibit entitled "New Work:
Sarah Dodd, Cris Coleman,
Matthew Abercrombie"
today with a reception from
6:30 to 8 p.m. The exhibi-
tion features mixed media,
drawing, painting, printmak-
ing and photography by
these emerging beaches
artists.
The new director of the
Cultural Center should be
recognized for forward think-
ing in creating an opportuni-
ty for local artists to exhibit
their artworks in a special
show at the Center.
Announced this week was a
"Call to Artists" for a mem-
bers-only exhibition to be
held from Dec. 7 to Jan. 12.
Artists are invited to enter
this exhibit by submitting
their works for jurying. The
cost is $25 for up to three
entries. If the applicant is not
currently an artist member of
the Center, then the $25 fee
will be applied to the $125
annual membership. For
information call 280-0614.
Classes at the Cultural
Center begin the week of
Oct. 29. Ellen Diamond will
be giving an
Intermediate/Advanced
Acrylic or Oil Painting
.Workshop on Saturday and
Sunday, Oct.' 7 and 28 fro.n
9:30pa.m. r on .m. .-op ,- ,
iritormation all 280-0614.
The Center is at 50 Executive


ALICE
GARTLAND
ART SCENE
Way, Ponte Vedra Beach.
The Adele Grage Cultural
Center in Atlantic Beach will
open an exhibit of oil paint-
ings by Ponte Vedra artist
Margo Buccini on Friday,
Oct. 26, with a reception
from 6 to 8 p.m.
"Synergy" is a collection of
large, vivid oil paintings con-
sisting of abstract, creative
works resulting from a vivid
imagination and a knowledge
of color. The colors smoothly
blended lack subject matter
in many of these works.
They are truly unique and
what we would expect to find
in metropolitan areas. See
this exciting exhibit at the
Center through Dec. 14 at
716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic
Beach. For information con-
tact http://www.ccab.us.
* *
"Celebration of American
Art Family Day" will take
place this Sunday, Oct. 21,
from noon to 5 p.m. at the
Cummer Museum of Art and
Gardens. The entire family
will enjoy a free day at the
museum filled with art, a
tour of the gardens, educa-
tion and fun.
Free admission is sponsored
by Blue Cross Blue Shield of
Florida. Do not forget next
Saturday, Oct. 27, when Jim
Draper will present a
Figurative Drawing Workshop
from 10.a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
1mun umr. .
".Draper'will teach students
how to render complex-
human forms with detail and


photo submitted
John Votel is the featured artist at Archway Gallery and Framing, 363 Atlantic Blvd, in the Shoppes of North Shore. Votel was a
street mural artist in San Diego in 1975 when his talent caught the eye of WNalt Disney World, where he worked as a park ride artist
and graphic art craftsperson for almost 20 years. Votel paints with brush or palette knife, sculpts in many mediums, and does faux
finishes with glazes and textures. For more details, call Archway Framing at 249-2222.


accuracy. A suggested supply
list is available upon registra-
tion. Catered lunch and
model fee is included. For
information call 355-0630.
The Jacksonville Watercolor
Society will meet at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Building


photo submitted
The collage works and paintings of Sally Moyers and Terese Marie Muller.(above) are on display
at the Karpeles Museum through the month of October: Moyers and Muller are part of a group of
artistic women who get together regularly to exchange ideas, laughter and altered books. They
feed off their friendships to become more creative and spiritually filled. The artists are members of
Jacksonville Watercolor Society, Jacksonville Coalition of Visual Artists, Society of Collage Artists,
National Collage Society, Florida WatercolorSociety and the Art Center. Karpeles Museum is
located at the corner of 1st Street and Laura Street in downtown Jacksonville.


G, Room 101 at FCCJ's South
Campus at 11901 Beach Blvd.
Award-winning watercolorist
Janet Rogers will be demon-
strating portrait and floral
watercolor paintings.
Rogers gives workshops
internationally and is recog-
nized for her portraits of
women and chidden and
flower paintings. For infor-
mation call Fran Grardy at
247-7988.,
A beginners Basket
Weaving Class will be held
tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 20,
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
Bungalow Gallery. Debbie
Ferill will be teaching how.to
create baskets with
grapevines, jasmine, seagrass
and coconut. Lunch will be
served. The class is limited to
12. Call 961-9493.

The Jacksonville Museum
of Contemporary Art will
present a lunchtime gallery
talk by George Kinghorn,
deputy director and chief
curator of the museum, on


Wednesday, Nov. 7, from
noon to 12:45 p.m.
Kinghorn will speak on the
"Essence and Materials
'Exhibition." This event is
free with museum admission.
On Thursday, Nov. 8, at 2:30
p.m. the curator will give a
Senior Talk followed by tea in
the atrium at 3:15 p.m. The
fee is $6 for members and $8
for non-members. RSVP by
October 30 at 366-6911, ext.
'208.
The Pastel Society's "Sun
and Squalls" exhibit runs
through Oct. 23 at the
Beaches Museum & History
Center, 380 Pablo Ave.,
Jacksonville Beach. Fourteen
artists are exhibiting their
works. The museum is open
Tuesday through Saturday
between 10 a.m. and 4:30
p.m. For more information,
call 241-5657.

FOCUS Cummer and
Friends of the Ponte Vedra
Library will present a pro-
gram, "Adventures in Art,"


at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7.
"How Landscape Influences
Our Art" will be presented by
Ponte Vedra artist Ellen
Diamond. Contact Bruce
Bunt at,543-9468 for 'infor-,
mation.
As part of the "Adventures
in Art" program, a day trip is
being planned to travel to
Winter Park and Rollins
College on March 4. Plan
ahead for this trip and a four-
dayer to Philadelphia on
April 29. More information
will follow.
* *
Eclectic Gallery's current
exhibition, "Five to Grow
'With A celebration of Past,
Present and Future," will
run through Oct. 27. This is a
beautiful exhibit of hand-
crafted works of five up and
coming student artisans from
Jacksonville University. The
works are exceptionally beau-
tiful and truly original.
Eclectic Galleries is at 2405
3rd St. S., Jacksonville Beach.
Call 247-3750.
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New York nightclub manager Bobby Green (Joaquin Phoenix) has turned his back on the family business: police work. But the.
nightclub where he works is a target of investigation by his brother (Mark Wahlberg) in the crime thriller "We Own The Night." The
R-rated film co-stars Eva Mendes and Robert Duvall.




Clooney overacts in 'Michael Clayton'


By now you've heard that .
"Michael Clayton" stars
George Clooney. But for
a huge stretch of the movie,
he gets shunted aside via the
overacting of Tom .
Wilkinson.
Wilkinson plays Arthur
Edens, a high-priced lawyer.
Edens' firm is representing a
corporation.whose pollution
has killed hundreds of mid-
westerners. Edens has con-
centrated on nothing but
this case for six years,, know-
ing that he's defending a
guilty party, and finally he.
cracks. At a deposition: hear-
ing, Edens strips and runs
naked through a Milwaukee
snowstorm.
Oh, and Edens is bipolar
and has gone off his meds.
This is what is known as an
actor's field day.
Wilkinson begins the
movie with a verbose, manic
monologue that sounds like -
Jack Lemmon trying to sell


STEVE BAILEY
REVIEWER
swamp land in "Glengarry
Glen Ross."
From there, he
never...lets...up. The point of
the movie-is that Edens is
passionate about finally
uncovering the truth. But all
we get out of it is that
Wilkinson is really hungry
for an Academy Award.
Where does George
Clooney fit into this? He
plays the title character, one
of the firm's fixers who is
trying to get Edens under


control. Along the way,
Michael Clayton realizes that
he's no longer any more
capable of lying than Edens
is.
Fair enough. Except that
the movie gets bogged down
in minute details of Clayton's
life that really don't add
much'to the, story. Clayton
, tried tq start:,a tavern, lost :
his shirt,-and now must pay
off the lease before bad
things happen to him.
Clayton is divorced and
sees his son only on week-
ends. He has an alcoholic
brother who can't get his act
together. None of this does a
bit to further either the plot
or Clayton's character.
It doesn't help that at some
points, Clooney seems to be
trying. to. out-overact
Wilkinson.
The Clayton backstory rep-
resents the movie's main
debit: It spends way too
much time on extraneous
details. Tilda Swinton plays


one of the nasty corpora-
tion's pawns. We see an
awful lot of her preening and
prepping for each corporate
meeting, to the point where
we just wish she'd get dressed
and get on with it.
And the movie begins with
a we'll-explain-it-later pro-
logue, a gimmick that
worked splendidly in .
Clooney's "Out of Sight" but
adds nothing to the proceed-
ings here. The movie's filler .
could have been edited out,
and the movie would be a
half-hour shorter and still.
tell the same story.
The best actor is Sydney
Pollack as Clayton's high-
ranking confidante. He just
gets in there and does his job
- something you wish both
Clooiey and his character
would do.
"Michael Clayton" is rated
R for much adult language
and intense imagery..


Jolson's 'Jazz Singer' now 3-disc DVD


by STEVE BAILEY
REVIEWER
despite its place in
movie history, "The
Jazz Singer" (1927)
must be approached with a'
caution usually reserved for
radioactivity. Definitely rent
this one before you invest in
the three-disc DVD set.
The backstory is better
than anything in the movie.
The Warner Bros..studio, on'
the brink of folding, risked
investing in a sound-on-film
system in the silent era. The
movie was based on a popu-
lar Broadway play. The star-
ring role went to Al Jolson, a
singer whose.wild popularity
was the '20s version of
Beatlemania. -
The movie was not the first
"talkie," and it is largely dia-


logue-free. Jolson's singing
was the initial sound 'draw.
But the movie's success is
believed to have come from
Jolson's improvised dialogue,
where twice he declares, "You
ain't heard nothing' yet!' -
five words that changed.
movie history.
So much, for the interesting
part now we come to the
movie's story. It's a creaky
conflict between good Jewish
boy Jakie Rabinowitz (Jolson)
and his cantor father. Papa
wants Jakie to sing beside
him at his New York syna-
gogue. But Jakie forsakes his
heritage for a musical career
in California.
Jakie anglicizes his name to
Jack Robin, gets a girl, and is
called to appear on
Broadway. Jack's stubborn
father takes ill and expects


Jack to sing "Kol Nidre" at
the synagogue on the night
of Jack's Broadway premiere.
Could any more buttons be
pushed here??
The story is melodrama in
full bloom, and it has pot
aged well. (If you need'fur-
ther proof, check out the
1980 remake with Neil
Diamond and Sir Laurence
Olivier.)
The movie's cause is not
helped by racial stereotyping
that was common in its day
but is jaw-dropping now.
Jack's hand-wringing papa is
played by Warner Oland,
later to caricature another
race as the star of the Charlie
Chan movie series.
And the DVD's packaging
does its best to hide the
movie's dirty little secret:
Nobody loved blackface more


than Al Jolson. (In the
movie's finale, a "blacked up"
Jolson belts out "Mammy". to
his mother.) Google this
movie, on the Internet, and
you'll find countless promo
posters of Jolson happily
emoting in blackface.
Strange, isn't it, that the
DVD's cover shows Jolson
only in silhouette?
The DVD set's extras are
lavish,, with a documentary
about cinema's "talkie era"
and over three hours of early
sound short subjects. But
then there's that irony-free
story of a singer aiming for
fame not only by denying his
own racial heritage, but
defaming another race while
doing it. It hangs over this
historic movie like a pall.


Showtimes


Regal 18
30 Days of Night. Rated R.
Fri.-Thurs., 1:35, 4:40, 7:40,
10:25.

The Comebacks. Rated PG13.
Fri.-Thurs., 12:35, 2:45, 4:55,
7:35, 9:45.

Gone Baby Gone. Rated R.
Fri.-Thurs., 1:25, 4:20, 7:25,
10:10.

Rendition. Rated R. Fri.-
Thurs., 1:30, 4:25, 7:20, 10:15.
* *
Sarah Landon and' the
Paranormal Hour. Rated PG..
Fri.-Thurs., 12:45, 2:55, 5:05,


7:45, 10:00.

The Ten Commandments.
Rated PG. Fri.-Thurs., 12:40,
2:50, 5:00, 7:50, 10:05.

The Things We Lost in the
Fire. Rated R. Fri.-Thurs., 1:00,
-3:55, 7:00, 9:40.
* *
Elizabeth: The Golden Age.
Rated PG13. Fri.-Thurs., 1:20,
4:15, 7:15, 9:55.

Tyler Perry's: Why Did I Get
Married?. Rated PG13. Fri.-
Thurs., 1:05, 4:00, 7:30, 10:20.

We Own The Night. Rated R.


Fri.-Thurs., 1:10, 4:05, 7:10,
9:50.
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The Heartbreak Kid. Rated R.
Fri.-Thurs., 1:15, 4:10, 6:55,
9:35.
* *
Michael Clayton. Rated R.
Fri.-Thurs., 1:45, 4:35, 7:35,
10:30.

The Seeker: The Dark is Rising.
Rated PG. Fri.-Thurs., 12:55,
3:50.

The Game Plan. Rated PG..
Fri.-Thurs., 1:40, 4:45, 7:15,
9:55.


The Kingdom. Rated R. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:50, 3:45, 6:45, 9:25.
* *
Good Luck Chuck. Rated R.
Fri.-Thurs., 12:30, 2:50, 5:10,
7:55, 10:20.
* *"
Resident Evil: Extinction.
Rated R. Fri.-Thurs., 6:50,
9:15.

Mr. Woodcock. Rated PG13.
Fri.-Thurs., 12:35, 2:45, 4:50,
7:00, 9:20.
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2 Days in Paris. Rated R. Fri.-
Thurs., 1:50, 4:30, 7:05, 9;30.


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The University of North Florida's top jazz combo will open the Friends of the Library Music Series season at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.
23. The concert is free and will take place in the Community Room of the Ponte Vedra Library at 101 Library Blvd. Doors open at
6:30 p.m. and for more information please call 285-5037.



Balsamo: Formerly played with Limp Bizkit


Cont. from B-1
him of playing guitar forever.
"The doctors told me I'd
never play again. Nine
months later I was back on
tour," Balsamo said. "I barely
made it. Someone was defi-
nitely looking out for me.
They still are."
One of those who steadfast-
ly remained in Balsamo's cor-
ner was Lee. With the bond
between the two musicians
that formed during the writ-
ing process intact, she dis-
missed the nay sayers who
urged her to quickly find a
replacement.,
"I'm sure people were like
'he's done. You need to find .
somebody else.' But she knows,
I'm as stubborn as they
come," Balsamo said. "I'm still.
fighting the whole paralysis
thing but I'm good. Amy has
been supportive through the
whole thing."
This was not the first time
Balsamo's resolve has tread in
choppy waters. A veteran of
the Jacksonville bar circuit in
the late 80's and early 90's,
Balsamo cut his teeth playing
at old haunts like Papa Joe's
and Dash Riprocks "back
in the day, Peeler's was awe-
some," he said as guitarist
with local hardcore band


Sackajaweeda before joining
Limp Bizkit in 1996.
"It was just for a year," he
said. Balsamo diplomatically
cites personality conflicts as
the reason he left the band.
Just as the door closed on
Limp Bizkit, another opportu-
nity opened for Balsamo to
join an established band.
Cold, formerly known as
Grundig, was another group of
local guys including frontman
Scooter Ward who were slowly
breaking into the industry.
"Whenever Cold did their
first record, not much came
out of it," Balsamo said.
"When Scooter started writing
again, he said hei didn't \ajit-
to play guitar ,iinyirm:re Hi
wanted to find someone local
and my name got thrown in
the mix."
Contributing writing on the
band's followup record "13
Ways to Bleed on Stage,"
Balsamo and Cold earned a
gold record. The same hap-
pened with "Year of the
Spider" which produced the
oft-heard track "Stupid Girl,"
But problems with the
record label and the personal
demons of some of the mem-
bers ominously trailed the
band's success until Cold
finally fizzled out.


"It was getting to the point
where it was really impossible
to keep it steady," Balsamo
said. "The label basically
stopped promoting "Year of
the Spider" and I could see
things getting sour with the
whole thing."
Another band was experi-
encing its own inner turmoil
as Cold struggled to stay
warm. Opening for
Evanescence in support of the
band's multimillion selling
album "Fallen," Balsamo said
the relationship between Lee
and former guitarist and
cofounder Ben Moody was
starting to unravel.
"Everyone could see them
getting into it'. In the middle
of the tour in Europe he left
and they asked me to fill in,"
he said. "Thing with [Cold's]
label were bad again and
when they asked me if I want-
ed to stay, I said 'yes, thank
you'. It was a tough decision. I
didn't want to leave These
were boys I group up with."
Balsamo quickly found him-
self on stage in front of mil-
lions of adoring fans in exotic
locations like Israel, Russia
and Turkey. Any reservations
about playing with "an actual
band" were axed just as quick-
ly as the notions that


Evanescence was nothing
more than a pop band with an
edge.
"Right when I joined,
Evanescence had two million
records sold. We wanted to
finish the tour and start writ-
ing some new material," he
said. "But then "My
Immortal" came out and it
just hit the roof so we knew
we had to keep touring until
we'd had enough."
It was during preparations
for "The Open Door" that
Balsamo and Lee realized the
full potential of their collabo-
rative efforts. The writing.
proved cohesive. "Snow
White Queen;"the first track,
they penned together, made it
on the album. Balsamo said it
was a good start.
"We just wanted to keep
going with it," he said. "There
was no plan. We both knew
we could do it."
Balsamo had just hit his
stride when the lightning
ripped through the left side of
his body. Fast forward a year
and a half and Balsamo is
starting to be good again. He
is thankful to be alive, grateful
to still be playing music and
he is looking forward to com-
ing home.


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'60s summer-pop sound to it
... imagine Sprinrgsteen trying
to sound like Chad and
Jeremy, or perhaps The Beach
Boys. A different sound for
him, true, but it works, and
works well.
The eerie title song is punc-
tuated by a haunting man-
dolin and ghostly vocals; it's
almost as if Springsteen had
Halloweeri in mind when he
wrote "Magic."
A blase string section on
"Your Own Worst Enemy"
tends to weaken the song a
bit, and "Last To Die" sounds
disappointingly like filler, but
those are minor quibbles.


Strong rockers like "Radio
Nowhere," "Gypsy Biker" and
"Long Walk Home" more than
make up for any slight mis-
steps.
"Devil's Arcade" is a slow-
burner reminiscent of The
Verve's "Bitter Sweet
Symphony." It, along with
"Girls In Their Summer
Clothes" and "Magic," are the
main standouts.
The album closes with a
"hidden" or bonus track (a first
for a Springsteen studio
album). "Terry's Song" is a trib-
ute to Terry Magovern,
Springsteen's friend and assis-
tant for more than 20 years,
who died in July. "Terry's


Song" finds Springsteen at his
acoustic best, with a piano.
part which sounds as if it was
lifted from The Band's "The
Night They Drove Old Dixie
Down."
Fans who enjoy Springsteen
the rocker more than
Springsteen the experimenter
will find "Magic" infinitely
more satisfying than projects
such as "The Ghost of Tom
Joad" and "The Seeger
Sessions." While "Magic" may
not be quite as powerful an
album as "The Rising," it
proves that Springsteen at 58
years of age can easily out-
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Tips on how to winterize your windows


Dear Jane,
What steps can I take
myself to prep my windows
for the winter and save on my
heating bills?
Thanks,
Frannie P.

Dear Frannie,
With the winter about to
blow in, don't spend another
year throwing money out the
window. By sealing your win-
dows before the season hits
you'll keep warmer during
those long winter months
and cut your heating bills by
more than 30 percent!
Taping and sealing your
windows are inexpensive
basics that will keep you cozy,
but if your windows are espe-
cially old you may want to
consider more drastic meas-
ures, such as replacing them.
Read on to get the low down
on whether you should caulk,
seal or look into buying new
windows altogether.

Where to Start
How to winterize your win-
dows depends on what kind
of windows you have. If you
live in an older home,
chances are the windows have
not been updated. You could
be living with 50-year old
windows, which may need a
bit more extensive work.


HEIDI BAKER and
EDEN JARRIN
'Be Jane'


Know Your Window
Assess what kind of win-
dows you have. Are they long
and narrow, or short and
wide? Do they open from the
top and the bottom, or just
the bottom? If your window
opens in two places it is
called a double-hung window.
Because these types of win-
dows provide the most venti-
,lation, they also have the
most significant problems
with drafts and leaks.
Windows that open solely
from the bottom are called
single hung. Other types
include swing out windows,.
horizontal sliding door win-
dows, slat-piece and pane
windows (windows that don't


open). All are certainly prone
to leaks and drafts, but
depending on their age and
condition, the problems may
not be as severe.
If you have to turn a crank
to open your window, you
have a casement window and
you are in luck as these are
one of the most energy-effi-
cient models around! Wind
blowing at the window only
makes it seal to the frame
tighter. However, casement
windows do have disadvan-
tages. They are harder to
clean than your run-of-the-
mill window and, depending
on their size, they can be dif-
ficult to escape from in the
event of a fire. Consider
installing casement windows
in rooms where you spend a
lot of time; though carefully
research your building codes
first. Their size and weight
dictates how wide these win-
dows can be.
The Frame Game
Advances in technology
have dramatically increased
window efficiency within the
last 20 years so it may just be
time to update. The frame of
the window is actually the
biggest culprit in wasting
your heated air, not the glass.
Those who live in a cold envi-
ronment should not install
aluminum frames.
Many builders choose alu-


minum frames because
they're cheap, but aluminum
should be reserved for warmer
climates only. Fiberglass,
wood and vinyl are better
options for colder climates.
Caulk it Up
Protecting your home from
the winter cold begins with
mending any cracks around
your window frames and
doors on the both inside and
outside of your home. If you
discover that some of your
cracks are already treated with
caulk, check it carefully. It
may need to be replaced,
which requires that you
remove it with a scraping
tool. Once it has been
removed, liberally apply
removable caulk around fis-
sures surrounding your win-
dow and door frames, wiping
away any excess. Work on a
dry day when the tempera-
ture is hovering above 45
degrees Fahrenheit. If mois-
ture gets into the caulk it
won't work properly. Use
wood filler to fill in any larger
gaps between the wood siding
and the window frames. For
extra protection, consider
painting over the wood filler
with a weather proof primer
and exterior paint.

Weather Stripping
Weather stripping your
windows and doors is critical


Champagne labels becoming Hollywood icons


Cyril Brun was on his way
to the United States to
promote his company's
champagne when he happened
to catch a glimpse of a familiar
label on two in-flight movies.
First was the animated "Shrek,"
when a character threw a bottle
of Veuve Clicquot across the
floor. Then came "Spider-Man
2." What are the odds two
movies would feature his wine?
The odds are getting better,
he says, as champagne labels
become Hollywood icons. We
all know that James Bond, for
instance, liked Bollinger.
The ubiquitous Veuve
Clicquot, like most cham-
pagne, is enjoying growing
.obpularint''o'wadayI. The
tend dos no't seeSm lie a bb-
ble ready to burst soon. In fact,
Champagne's success presents a
bit of dilemma demand is
outstripping availability.
By law, Champagne's growers
cannot simply plant more
vines to fill the need. The land
is there, but it takes a new law
that won't come easy, says
Brun. The appropriate land is
owned by a limited number of
people who will profit hand-
somely from expansion and
therein lies a political dispute.
Then there is global warm-
ing, a phenomenon that is
impacting wine growing
regions around the country.
Champagne is so far north that
grapes struggle to ripen before
the first frost. You would think
that a warming trend would
make grape growing easier, but
Mr. Brun says there is another
side to riper grapes: a loss in
acidity. He noticed his 1999
vintage champagne has riper


. .

TOM MARQUART
and PATRICK DARR
'The Wine Guys'

flavors as a result of riper
grapes. The chalky soil can add
*K1C4fty, but tradihtwimVFnne- R1
mal 1g in'vlhods i- to'e !
reevaluated. He predicts that
global warming will lead to
more vintage champagnes -
they are made in only the best
years and that champagne's
flavor profile will be more opu-
lent. What's the complaint
with that?
Without more champagne
on the market, prices are des-.
tined to continue their ascent.
Veuve Clicquot raises its prices
3 to 5 percent a year. Let's hope.
for expansion.
With this kind of sales,
champagne makers shouldn't
have to worry about getting
people to drink champagne on
days other than celebrations.
But that's a frequent complaint
of champagne producers.
"It's frustrating," confesses
Brun. "When champagne is
.served at a table, people at
nearby tables wonder whose
birthday is it?".
It may not be anyone's birth-


day. It could be that someone
just likes champagne or the cel-
ebration is merely being alive.
Although there are signs that
champagne is selling year-
round, sales will spike sharply
in the coming months.
Champagne is a fixture at New
Year's Eve bashes, but also
around Christmas and even'
Thanksgiving.
We sometimes drink cham-
pagne on a leisurely Sunday
afternoon when it's cold out-
side and you need something
to lift the spirits. Even with
their steep prices, you can find
real champagne for $30 a bot-
tle. The luxurious cuvees,
though, can easily pass the
$100 mark.
Veuve Clicquot favors pinot
noir in its blend and that gives
the champagne more weight
and flavor.
Brun recently shared some of
his excellent wine with us dur-
ing a visit. Here are our
favorites:
Veuve Clicquot Yellow
Label.($55). This non-vintage
champagne dominates Veuve
Clicquot sales. It is one of the
most well-recognized labels and
the price is still reasonable for
this kind of quality. Good
toasty flavors and crisp finish.
Veuve Clicquot 1999 ($75).
The grapes were more mature
when harvested this year, so
the wine has an obviously aged
but flavorful profile with a silky
texture and good weight on the
palate. Peach and honey notes
with a hint of almonds. It can
keep for another decade. We
loved this wine.
Veuve Clicquot La Grande
Dame 1996 ($150). Made only


in great vintages, this wine was
born with the 1962 vintage as a
tribute to the Widow ("veuve")
Clicquot who managed the
property in the early 19th cen-
tury at age 27 after her hus-
band of just two years died.
Her maiden name,
"Ponsardin," was added to the
label in 1810, but most people
just shorten the name to Veuve
Clicquot.
It also replicates the wine of
her day by using the saine
blend and the grapes from the
same vineyards but adding new
technology that makes the
wine less oxidized today. The
1996 has a mature personality
but with good acidity, particu-
larly on the finish. Citrus and.
toast notes. About 64 percent
of it is pinot noir, which is
pretty consistent with previous
vintages.
Veuve Clicquot Vintage
Rose 2000 ($85). This property
has 20 winemakers divided
into teams of four who concen-
trate on each of the wines.
Brun's specialty is the vintage
rose good choice, if it was his
to make. He stuck his neck out
when he argued for a rose in
the year 2000, a mediocre
.growing season at best. The
only other time Veuve Clicquot
made only a rose as its vintage
wine was in 1997. He con-
vinced others that while the
general crop was not good
enough for a regular vintage
wine, it was good for the rose.
He seems right if a taste is any
indication. This wine had a flo-
ral bouquet, pink grapefruit fla-
vors ard a touch of spice. good
balance and fresh acidity.


Matheson: Don't do any pruning right now


Cont. from B-1
of transplants/seedlings avail-
able is crucial, as well as
knowing which varieties have
been tested to do well here in
North Florida. I recommend
that you call the Cooperative
Extension office at 387-8850
and ask for the Vegetable
Gardening Guide brochure, or
go online at
edis.ifas.ufl.edu/VH021 and
print it out.
For an early harvest, select
crops such as beans, cucum-
bers, summer squash and
some lettuces. A few tomato
varieties might be ok as well if
you can find healthy trans-
plants. These plants need to
get into the ground right
away. If they do well and
Mother Nature cooperates,
they'll be ready for your
Thanksgiving feast.
Early to mid October allows
you to plant what we call
"cool season" crops such as
broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauli-
flower, beets, carrots, cabbage,
onions, turnip and spinach
greens to name just afew.
Many herbs like to be grown
in the fall, and the guide will
help you that that, too.
Remember that selection of
the proper variety is critical,
and you'll want that vegetable
brochure I spoke of. By the
way, it will also tell you what
kind of fertilizer to use, how
to handle any insects, etc.
Many folks enjoy a fall garden


more than a Spring one, and
as I said, many vegetables can
be grown easily in containers.
Any vegetable garden/contain-
er must have an average of six
hours of surf a day; in the
summer the western exposure
might have been too hot, but
now that the temperatures are
waning a tad, that exposure is
probably just fine. So, I hope
that I have encouraged you to
,try a few. Who knows, you
might just get hooked!
Fruit trees should have their
last fertilization now. The vari-
eties that do well here all have
their special blends already
prepared for you; use them
because they contain minor
elements that fruit trees
grown in this part of the
country need.
Follow the directions on the
bag for quantity to use; be
sure and "broadcast" the
product under the entire
canopy of the tree, from the
trunk out to, and just beyond
the furthest branch. Water the
product in slightly, and then
forget about the tree for a few
months.
Do not do any pruning
now. You might see fruit trees
at the nursery in the upcom-
ing months. They like to be
planted during their dormant
time, which is in January and
early February. As with the
vegetables, only certain vari-
eties will do well here, so
again, call at 387-8850 for lit-


erature on fruit trees.
Soon you will see citrus
available for planting and it
can be planted now. It is rec-
ommended that for the first
year or two you pull the fruits
off, allowing the energy of the
tree to go into developing a
strong root system. Remember
that citrus and fruit trees do
'not like to be mulched, but
the ground under their
canopy simply kept clean.
By all means keep any weed
killers far away from them.
Flying Dragon Nursery in
Mandarin always has great
varieties of citrus grown on a
very cold hardy rootstock; I
am sure the nurseries close to
the beach also have a good
selection, and the cold hardi-
ness will not be as important
to you living out that way.
Flowers that can be planted
now are pretty slim in variety.
This will change quickly as
soon as the temperatures
wane. If you've gone looking,
you've probably seen many of
the same ones that were avail-
able for summertime. Frankly,
unless you need instant color,
I would wait another few
weeks until the cool season
flowers are available because
then you will have all sorts of
pansies, violas, petunias, snap-
dragons, carnations, sweet
william, alyssum, etc. and
these will last through the
winter. They like our cool
evenings and can even handle


most freezes. Of course, the
common, colorful chrysanthe-
mum is always a winner.
That's it for this week. I will
be in New Hampshire next
weekend closing the cabin up
for the winter. I am wonder-
ing if any color will be left on
the trees. I sure hope so. Have
a great week.


for keeping your home insu-
lated in the winter. You can
either pick up weather strip-
ping as a kit at a local home
improvement store, or buy
the materials individually.
What you buy will depend on
your climate and how
intensely you feel like weath-
er stripping.
Vinyl, bronze, aluminum
and felt are some of the many
materials used in weather
stripping; it all depends on
your climate and how much
money you have to spend.
Ask your home improvement
retailer what materials they
recommend.

Cover your Windows
If the drafts are strong and
you can't seem to solve the
issue, another extra precau-
tion worth investigating is
covering windows with plas-
tic and shrink wrapping them
by heating the plastic with a
hair dryer. Again, you can buy
a kit to shrink wrap your win-
dows or do it yourself with a
few basic materials. To do it
yourself, line your window
and frame with heavy-duty
double sided tape. Stick


shrink wrap (rolls of which
can usually be found in most
moving stores) or plastic wrap
(the kind you wrap leftovers
in) and gently warm the plas-
tic with a hair dryer until it
becomes smooth. (Because it's
-going to shrink, make sure to
rip off a little excess.) Move
the dryer back and forth as
not to overheat one portion.
You don't want the plastic to
start melting.

Stay Warm
Preparing your windows for
the upcoming season should-
n't take more than a few
hours. The time you'll spend
doing so will pay for itself
many times over in both your
comfort level throughout the
winter as well sayings to your
energy bill. So get started seal-
ing up that drafty home of
yours. That warm feeling
won't be just the heater; it'll
be the satisfaction of knowing
you are saving money and
energy!
For detailed information
and more great projects ideas,
visit, www.BeJane.com.


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CALENDAR


Friday, Oct. 19
Annual Fall Festival: Beaches
Chapel School hosts its annual
Fall Festival from 4-8 p.m. at 610
Florida Blvd., Neptune Beach.
Sticky Fingers will cater a BBQ
dinner,' and donations of canned
goods or checks for BEAM will be
collected at the ticket booth. For
information, go to beach-
eschapel.com or call 241-4211.
Friends Book Sale: The Friends
of the. Beaches Branch Library,
600 Third St., Neptune Beach,
hold a book saletoday and tomor-
row from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bag Day
will be from 1-4 p.m. Sunday.
Books are half price the final day,
but a bag of books is available for
$7. For information, call 992-
1171.

Think Pink: With October
being Breast Cancer Awareness
Month, the second annual Pink
Party will be held from 6 p.m. to
8 p.m. at Beaches Town Center.
The event is being held in con-
junction with 200 First Street and
the Merchants of Beaches Town
Center. A percentage of proceeds
will benefit the American Cancer
Society's "Making Strides Against
Breast Cancer," which was held
Oct. 6. For information or to


make a donation, visit www.can-
cer.org/stridesonline.

Saturday, Oct. 20
Annual Lifesaving Corps
Banquet: The American Red
Cross Volunteer Lifesaving Corps
holds its 96th annual banquet
from 6-9 p.m. at the University of
North Florida's University Center,
Banquet Hall'1044. Award presen-
tations include ocean rescues,
outstanding first aid and out-
standing first-year recruit. The
2008 American Red. Cross
Volunteer Lifesaving Corps offi-
cers and board of directors will be
introduced.

BDC Quarterly Cleanup: The
Beaches Democratic Club's
Adopt-a-Highway quarterly
cleanup starts at 8:30 a.m. from
Jarboe Park in Neptune Beach.

Doo-Wop at Legion: Music of
the '50s and early '60s will be
heard starting at 7 p.m. at
American Legion Post 129, 1151
4th St. S., Jacksonville Beach. The
cost is $8.50 per person. The
music is presented by Al's Doo-
Wop Club. Call 241-4957 for
information.

SCBWI: The Society of


HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS


Halloween at
Cultural Center
A Spooky Halloween Arts
Camp will be held Oct. 19 at
the Cultural Center at Ponte
Vedra Beach. The day is a St.
Johns County school holiday.
The Halloween Arts Camp
will give youngsters a chance
to climb aboard the Hogwarts
Express and create candy crea-
tures and magnificent mum-.
mies and paint .glowing
ghosts or goody bags. Hours
are, for 4-5-year-olds, 9 a.m.-
12:30 p.m. The cost is $30 for
members, $40 for non-mem-
bers. For 6-10-year-olds, hours
are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For mem-
bers, it's $40, for non-mem-
bers, $50. A pizza party will be
provided. Call 280-0614, ext.
204, to reserve a spot.

Catty Shack
Halloween Party
5 The second annual Haunted
Forest I~jy An.-Pa rja-,thrn ;,
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife
Sanctuary will be held from 7-
10 p.m. Oct. 19 and from 4-
8:30 p.m. Oct. 20. The event
offers games, prizes and candy
for children, A tour of the
ranch, home to a variety of
big cats at 1860 Starratt Road
in northeast Jacksonville, is
,$10 per person 7 years and
older. For children 3 to 6, it's
$5; 2 years and under is free.
Snacks, drinks and gift items
are available. For information
or directions, call 904-757-
3603 or visit www.cat-
tyshack.org.

Horror Zone in St.
Augustine
The seventh annual
"Horror" Zone takes place at
the Prime 1 Outlet Mall Oct.
19-21 and Oct. 26-31. The
hours are 5-10 p.m. all nine
nights. Admission is $5 per
person, with family discounts
available. All proceeds go to
the St. Johns County Sheriff's
Office A.C:E. programs.

Halloween at Ponte
Vedra Beach Library
The Ponte Vedra Beach
Branch Library, 101 Library
Blvd., holds two Halloween
events for youngsters. A
"Toddler and Pre-Schoolers
Halloween Party" will be held
at 10 a.m. Oct. 26. Little ones.
and their families are invited
to participate in full costume.
A "Teen Halloween Party" will
be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 30.
Teenagers are invited to dress
their frightening best, and a


prize will be awarded for best
costume. There will be scary
readings, games and a craft, as
well as food.

Halloween .Costume
Contest & Parade
Beaches Town Center offers
a Halloween Costume Contest
and Parade from 10 a.m.-1
p.m. Oct. 27. Make-your-own
crafts and games, assisted by
Fletcher's Interact Club, and
refreshments will be provid-
ed. Registration for the cos-
tume contest starts at 10 a.m.
in the Courtyard at 200 First
Street, outside Shelby's Coffee
Shoppe. Contest winners will
be announced following the
parade. Trick or Treating in all
participating shops and
restaurants in Beaches Town
Center is permitted during
and after the parade. For
information, call Shelby's
Coffee Shoppe at 249-2922.
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Halloween Party
A Community Halloween
Party for children up to 12
years of age and sponsored by
Polly B Dance Academy will
be held from 6-10 p.m. Oct.
27 at the Polly B studio at 725
Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach.
There will be a variety of fun
and safe activities, to include
pumpkin painting and bob-
bing for apples. The cost is $5
per child; parents are' free.
Call 246-6662 for informa-
tion.

Halloween Fun
and Safety
Halloween Fun & Safety,
sponsored by the Jacksonville
Beach Police and Fire
Departments, will be held
from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 27 at the
South Beach Park Community
Center,, the corner of Osceola


Boulevard
Parkway.


and South Beach


Happy Halloween
A Halloween Party Will be
field from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 27 at
the Neptune Beach Senior
Activity Center. Attendees are
Asked to. bring a "caldron" to:
share; the main entree' will be
provided. Costumes are
optional, but there will be
prizes for Best Costume, Most
Original, Scariest and
Funniest Costume.
Entertainment will be
strummed along, and reserva-
tions are a must.. Call 270-
1688.

Paws Park Party.
SThe third annual Howling
Halloween Costume Contest
and Fundraiser will be held
from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the
Paws Park at Wingate Park,
Penman Road South,
Jacksonville Beach. Prizes will
be awarded for most original,
funniest and scariest costume,
best dog and owner costume,
and best group. Registration
begins at 3 p.m., and the first
75 entries receive a participa-
-tion gift. More than $6,000


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Hall of Terror and
Hallo-Wee Zone
The Hall of Terror is a
haunted house at Adventure
Landing, 1944 Beach Blvd,
Jacksonville Beach. The Hallo-
Wee Zone, which is for
younger kids, is open. from 6-
8 p.m. the nights -the Hall of
Terror is open. The Hall of
Terror opens at 7 p.m.
Thursday through Sundays
in October, plus, Halloween
night. Admission costs $10.
For information, call 246-
4386.

Spooktacular at Zoo
The 20th anniversary cele-
bration of Spooktacular at the
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
will be held from 6:30-9 p.m.
'Oct. 19-21, Oct. 26-28 and
Oct. 31. Spooktacular is spon-
sored by Nemours Children's


Health System. Families
come to the Spooktacular
be transported into the
tical land of "Pumpkinv:
New this year is
Enchanted Castle. Famr
also will enjoy live enter
ment. Admission is $9 fo:
general public and $8 for
members. For informal
visit the Zoo's websit
www.jacksonvillezoo.org.

Spooktacular at Lee's
Lee's Ice Cream and K
present Spooktacular f
1:45-5 p.m. Oct. 24. The e
at Lee's, 299-2 Atlantic B
Atlantic Beach, offers a
mini-pumpkin decora
activity, as well as an opp,
nity to shop the K
fall/holiday collection.
"spooktacular" kids sul


who also will be offered. The event
will is open to, the public. Call
mys- 240-9837 for information.
ille." Donations will be accepted to
the benefit BEAM [Beaches
ilies Emergency Assistance
tain- Ministry].
rthe
Zoo Community
tion, ,Halloween Party
e at A Community Halloween
Party for children up to 12
years of age and sponsored by
Polly B Dance Academy will
:YDS 'be held from 6-10 p.m. Oct.
:rom 27 at the Polly B studio at 725
vent Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach.
lvd., There will be a variety of fun
free and safe activities, to include
Lting pumpkin painting and bob-
ortu- bing for apples. The cost is $5
:YDS per child; parents are free.
SA Call 246-6662 for informa-
ndae tion.


October Happenings


at Cypress Village.

Join us in October to learn about all the exciting events
happening at Cypress Village. Each event will feature a Get
Acquainted Seminar & Community Tour. Complimentary
admission and refreshments but seating is limited.

"Call Rachel at (904) 807-6176 to make your reservation.


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SATURDAY
Local mystery writer Michael
Wiley will be at The Bookmark in
Atlantic. Beach starting at 7 p.m.
Saturday to talk about and sign
copies of "The Last Striptease."
Wiley lives in Jacksonville and
teaches literature at the
University of North Florida. In
"The Last Striptease," which fea-
tures private eye Joe Kozmarski,
he delivers a tale of how greed
and revenge play out on the
streets of Chicago. Wiley is work-
ing on a second Joe Kozmarski
mystery. For information about
his appearance, call The
Bookmark, 299 Atlantic Blvd., at
241-9026.


Happy 30th Birthday:

Joshua M. Koerner
10/22/1977 4/24/2000


Always our hearts still listen for your footsteps
And we'll leave the porch light on.


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Children's Book Writers &
Illustrators meets from 1-3 p.m. at
the Southeast Regional Library,
10599 Deerwood Park Blvd.,,
Jacksonville. The topic will be
publishing contracts. For infor-
mation, contact Janet Walter at
jgwalter@comcast.net.

Monday, Oct. 22
Charity Golf Tournament:
Studio 1014 Dance Elite' hosts a
charity golf tournament to bene-
fit Jacksonville's Ronald
McDonald House and the dance
elite team. The tournament, to be
held at Queen's-Harbour Yacht &
Country Club, gets started with
registration at 9 a.m., followed by
a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Lunch
will be served at 3:30 p.m, fol-
lowed by an awards program at
4:15 p.m. Studio 1014 Dance Elite
is at 1459 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune
Beach. The dance elite team con-
sists of students ages 5-18.

Tuesday, Oct. 23
L.T.N.: The Long Time
Newcomers' of the Beaches meet
at 11 a.m. -at Selva Marina
Country Club. Speaker will be Vic
DiGenti, author of "Windrusher
and the Cave of Tho-hoth." For
information, call club president
Joyce Coleman at 249-1125.


October 19, 2007


The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader













Business


Forecast for holiday shopping


season is merry and bright


Watson Realty Corp., REALTORS@ served as a Gold Sponsor for the Juvenile Diabetes
Research Foundation (JDRF) 7th Annual Miracles in the Moonlight Gala "A Magical Night for a
Cure" held last month at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront in Jacksonville. Pictured from left are
Tom and Peg Gyorog and Gary and Carlotta Landschoot.


Several prospective table captains for Beaches Women's Partnership's Circle of Friends
Luncheon were entertained on Thursday, October 11 at founder Susan Tucker's home to meet
one another, receive welcome packets and tips for inviting their friends. The fund-raising lunch-
eon will be held Wednesday, December 5 at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse and will feature the
elementary school chorus of the' Foundation Academy. The highlight of the luncheon will be the
announcement of women selected for BWP's Women of Inspiration program. The women will be
honored and their, stories told.to serve as models for women facing difficult challenges in their
lives. To be a table aptain aindl ihviteyourfriends to the Decerr)betl10U)Heon e-mail Audrey
Kirschner, Circle of Friends Event Chair, at akirschner@womenspartnership.org. Pictured from
left are Marcy Sandier, Gypsy Alexander, Catherine Snowden, Mary Ellen Stein, Jan Shields,
Paula Gibson and Bea Goldsmith.


More than 500 associates, staff, and family from Watson Realty Corp.'s offices gathered recently
for an old-fashioned day of fun and frolic at Hanna Park at the Dolphin Plaza Pavilion. The barbe-
cue was plentiful and the games provided something for everyone including a karaoke contest,
Hula Hoop contest, scavenger hunt, sack races, 3-legged race, egg toss, and tug-o-war, among
others. Clark LaBlond (above) enjoyed the food.


BUSINESS BRIEFS


Ma r s h
Landing Realty,
Inc. has named
Pam Henry its .
top sales and
listing agent
for the month
of August 2007.
* Henry
RE/MAX
Unlimited, Ponte Vedra
Beach's top agents for the
month of September are Top
Listings Kim Sandberg; Top
Sales and Producer Susan
Lamolinara; and Top
Transactions Ron Horst and
Kim Sandberg.
Jen and Bob Edwards
recently joined RE/MAX
Unlimited's Ponte Vedra Beach
office as Team Associates,
working with buyers and sell-
ers. Jen, a graduate of the


University of Maryland, was
previously associated with
RE/MAX Atlantic in
Jacksonville. Bob, a retired law
enforcement officer of 23
years, recently joined his wife
after her business took off in
early 2007.

Executive Chef Ted Peters is
joining One Ocean Resort in
Atlantic Beach to oversee
Azure, the restaurant that will
be showcased at the resort
which is replacing the Sea
Turtle Inn. At One Ocean
resort, Peters' menus will
showcase contemporary
coastal cuisine, he said. Once
complete, One Ocean will fea-
ture fine dining at Azurea,
casual fare at the Pool Bar &
Grill, a sharing menu at the
Lobby Bar & Lounge, 24-hour
in-room dining, interactive


cooking classes, a children's
program and "veterinarian-
approved haute pet cuisine."
Peters, a magna cum laude
graduate of Johnson and Wales
University in Providence, RI,
recently moved to the First
Coast with his wife Maria, new
baby Katelyn and rottweiler
Kobe. He was most recently at
Acqualina, a Rosewood Resort
in Sunny Isles, Florida. Early
in his career, Peters travelled
through Europe working at the
illustrious 5-Star Savoy Hotel
in London and the kitchen of
la Auberge de l'Abbaye in
France. He also has served at
The Dining Room at The Ritz-
Carlton, Boston and was the
restaurant chef Cafe 4750 at
the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island.
* *


by CATHY KEEN
CONTRIBUTOR
The approaching holidays
may be merrier than expected
for retailers. Despite a troubled
housing market and higher gas
prices, Florida consumers say
they intend to spend more this
season than they did last year,
a new University of Florida sur-
vey shows.
"Many retailers fear that this
holiday season's sales will be
the worst in five years" said
Barton Weitz, executive direc-
tor of UF's Miller Center for
Retailing Education and
Research. "But'while our sur-
vey shows that people with
lower incomes plan to spend
less, those with higher
incomes expect to spend more,
which makes the overall effect
positive."
Floridians estimate they will
spend an average of $1,325
during the 2007 holiday sea-
son, based on a telephone sur-
vey of 525 state residents dur-
ing September. About 73 per-
cent said they plan to spend
the same or more this year.
When asked the same question
last year ini a similar survey,
only 62 percent indicated they
would be spending the same or
more than the previous year.
"One reason they gave for
spending more is they are buy-
ing these high-tech games and
toys that cost more," Weitz
said. "It's not that they're buy-
inghmore things, it's that the
things they want to buy are
more expensive."
Consumers also said they
have a greater number of fami-
ly members to buy for this year
and they simply have more
money to spend, he said.
Families expecting to spend
less this holiday season report-
ed they either had less income
from losing a job or working
fewer hours or they had more
expenses from higher utility
bills or taxes, Weitz said.
,Higher income consumers --
those with annual household
incomes of more than $60,0006
- indicate they are likely to
spend slightly more than
$1,900, while those from
households that make less


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Class set on doing
business with govt.
The Beaches Division of the
Jacksonville Chamber of
Commerce will hold a work-
shop on "Doing Business with
the Government" Wednesday,
October 24, from to 4 p.m.
It will be held at the Beaches
office, located at 325
Jacksonville Dr., Jacksonville
Beach
The workshop will cover
information needed to register
to do business with the local,
state and federal government.
Each attendee also will receive a
Procurement Opportunities
Guide.
Cost is $25 for members and
$35 for non-members


Reservations are required.
Call 249-3868 or
beachls@myjaxchamber.com.


than $60,000 are inclined to
spend $890, he said.
Weitz said the income differ-
ences were not apparent in last
year's survey. "We do know
there has been this general
widening of the income gap
between the haves and the
have-nots that has been going
on for quite awhile," he said.
Of those from higher
income households, 81 per-
cent plan to spend the same or
more this holiday season com-
pared to last season, but only
67, percent of residents from
lower income households
intend to spend the same or
more, he said.
Those in the lowest earning
group -- with household
incomes of less than $30,000 -
- plan to spend the least. Forty-
two percent reported they
expect to spend less this season
than last year, the survey
found.
"These are the people who
are most affected by the rise in
gas prices and probably the
increases in insurance costs
and property taxes as well," he
said. "They could also be the
same people suffering the
effects of some of these sub-
prime loans."
Because of these income dis-
parities, discount stores such as
Family Dollar, Dollar General
and Wal-Mart are likely to fare
worse this holiday season than


more upscale stores such as
Macy's, Nordstrom and
Neiman Marcus, he said.
Retailers that appeal to these
customers with lower incomes
would probably be wise to
have less merchandise and less
inventory in stock than they
might normally plan on," he
said. "At the end of the season,
they don't want to be stuck
with excess inventory that
they have to sell off at a loss."
Generally, that is the pattern
all retailers seem to'be follow-
ing right now because of the
belief that this year's holiday
season will not be particularly
robust, Weitz said. The holi-
days are critical for retailers,
who rely on them for as much
as 50 percent of annual sales,
he said.
In other trends, 70 percent
of consumers surveyed indi-
cate they will be spending the
same or more on gift cards
than last year, 64 percent the
same or more on apparel, 60
percent the same or more on
things for the home, and 59
percent the same or more on
toys and games.
The survey was conducted
by the retailing center and UFs
Bureau of Economic and
Business Research. The margin
of error is 3 percent.
Keen writes for the University
of Florida's Department of
Information Services.


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In the U. S., the Quintet has performed in major con-
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Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Cen-
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Hot dog! It's Halloween


FROM STAFF
A "Howling "Halloween"
costume contest will be the
highlight of the third annual
Paws Park Halloween party on
Sunday, Oct. 28 in
Jacksonville Beach.
The event is scheduled 3
p.m. to 6 p.m. at the park in
Wingate Park, on South
Penman Road.
Entry to Paws Park is free,
but entry in the costume con-
test is a $5 donation.
Prizes will be awarded in the
categories of funniest, scariest
and most original dog cos-
tume; best dog and owner cos-
tume, and new this year -
best group, which must
include dogs.
The event also features raf-
fles, with prize values totaling
more than $6,000.
Registration for the contest
begins at 3 p.m. and the con-
test begins at 4 p.m.
Raffle tickets can be pur-
chased in advance or at the
event for $1 each or six for $5.
The event, sponsored by Dr.
Gary Neuman and the Animal
Medical Clinii. at Sjaw gass'
Village, is hosted by PawsPark
volunteers to raise money for
maintenance and improve-
ments to the dog park.
For information, .visit the
Paws Park web site
(www.pawsparkjaxbeach.com)


Local hosts yappyy hour' at Paws Park


by CONSTANCE FRANKENBERG
CONTRIBUTOR
Norma Brizzi of Atlantic
Beach is known by small dog
owners and their pets as the
hostess of "Yappy Hour" at
Paws Park in Jacksonville
Beach.
"When the park opened
most small dog owners only
visited the large dog area," said
Sandy Golding, who is
described by friends as "Alpha
Dog" of the Friends of Paws
Park. "Norma started 'Yappy
Hour,' a weekly hour of social
interaction and play, which
encouraged them to use the
small dog area. A much safer
environment for play between
same size.pups. She makes sure
everyone has a fun time and
educates owners about park
rules. Norma has done great
things for the dog park."
These sentiments are echoed
by Madelyn Levin of Atlantic
Beach, who with Bergen, her
Peke-a-poo, is a "Yappy Hour"
regular. "Norma is fabulous.
She welcomes owners and pets,
makes everyone comfortable
and brings sporting equipment
to entertain the dogs."
Brizzi comes to the park with
Little Eddie, the four-footed
star of the Jacksonville Parks
and Recreation's "Life is Better"
media campaign. He and Brizzi
have appeared on billboards
throughout town and will be
seen on bus wrap-around's in
the coming months. The five-
year-old Maltipoo is a reigning
Flyball champion, Frisbee and
Agility triathlete.
Earlier this year, Little Eddie
and Brizzi's other pet, two-
year-old Micah Bear, were sit-
ting by her car, waiting to be
strapped into their seatbelts for
a weekend trip to a doggie
tournament. That was when a
speeding car hit Micah Bear
and he died a few moments
later. Adopted through the
Northcentral Maltese Rescue
organization when he was one,
Micah had competed in all
three doggie sports and was
only one week away from


receiving a Good Canine
Citizen (GCC) Award when the
accident occurred.
SAnxious to bring something
positive from the tragedy,
Brizzi petitioned her
Homeowner's Association to
erect stop signs throughout the
property. The signs were
installed, one only feet away
from the site of the accident.
This spring she started the
non-profit Micah Bear
Foundation to raise funds for
Maltese with special needs res-
cued by Northcentral Maltese
Rescue.
In her tribute found on the
foundation web site, Brizzi
says, I did not want another
dog because I was afraid that I
would not Have enough love
for two. Micah taught me that
there is always enough love to
go around, more than enough.
And I could not have loved
him more."
Mary Palmer, President said
Northcentral has special need
dogs.
"We started out local and
very small but the need was so
great we quickly grew into a
national organization. Two
weeks ago a young Maltese was
sitting in a kennel in Kentucky
with a broken leg. He was
receiving no medical care, no
pain medication. A Pug Rescue
volunteer called and asked if
we would take the dog. I said
yes, if you can get him to us in
Wisconsin. He arrived with
serious eye infections, which
were treated; the leg had to be
amputated. Today he is happi-
ly adjusting to a new loving
home in Wisconsin. The Micah
Bear Foundation makes this
possible."
Brizzi said her late dog
"would approve and wag his
tail."
The foundation can befound
online at http://malteseres-
cue.homestead.com/MicahBea
rFoundation.html. For Paws
Park or "Yappy Hour" informa-
tion call 513-9240, or visit the
web site www.pawspark-
jaxbeach.com


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Seven savvy storage ideas for the bathroom


ast week, I wrote about
cleaning glass showers. I
was prompted to write after
staying in a hotel room with a
gorgeous glass shower in the
bathroom. However, while I was
there I also was pleasantly sur-
prised with good storage. There
were drawers to hold toiletry
items, a wall-mounted make-up
mirror, and a blow dryer with a
retractable cord that begged to
be put away.
Hotel bathrooms usually
resemble the ones at home -
woefully short on storage space -
making the counters a jumble of
bathroom items.
When the counters are loaded
with personal products, it's not
just an eyesore, it's also hard to
clean. If clutter and over-accu-
mulation in the bathroom is a
problem at your house, try
adding some storage to contain
the mess. You'll find that you're
less stressed by the visual clutter,
it'll be faster to get dressed and
cleaning will be simpler.
1. Contain it. If you don't
have a medicine cabinet, use a
storage box with a hinged lid to
corral your bathroom essentials
crowding your counter space.
The box should be used only for
those products that you use
every day. For daily prescrip-
tions, try placing these in a
small decorative box or contain-
er out of the bathroom. It keeps
your prescriptions private and
pretty at the same time.
2. Go to the wall. Walls pro-
vide .a variety of storage options.
Add a wall-mounted magazine
holder for bathroom items., Or,
hang display boxes to hold items
artfully. There are even some
hinged storage boxes that can be


KATHRYN WEBER
HOME COLUMNIST

wall-mounted.
Wall-mounted storage shelves
are another space-saver and
counter-clearing helper. Wall-
mounted towel holders keep
towels orderly and at the ready.
3. Buy space savers. Trade up
and trade in your lighted make-
up mirror and blow-dryer with
their tangle of cords for neat and
easy wall-mounted models.
There are now blow dryers with
retractable cords that keep the
wires on the counter in control.
4. Furnish the bath. If space
permits there are a number of
storage cabinets ranging from
tall and thin to corner models to
antique cabinets that can give
you more storage in the bath-
room. Furniture in the bathroom
is also very trendy and makes
the room feel cozier.
5. Build in space. There is
space waiting in the bathroom
between the wall studs. If you're
handy, consider utilizing this
area for some storage shelves.
These can be added in showers,


next to mirrors, over the toilet
or anywhere there's an open wall
area. All homes under construc-
tion should include shower
boxes for shampoo and shower
items. There's no reason not to
build in storage space when you
have the chance.
6. Knee space. Some bath-
rooms have knee spaces for
make-up areas that can be put to
work. Mount a storage box or
basket to a side of the knee space
to hide curling irons, brushes, or
blow dryers out of sight. I saw
this recently done at a chic spa
in Las Vegas and I thought it was
a great idea. All the blow dryers
and curling irons were out of
sight and more importantly -
out of the way.
7. Get a medicine cabinet.
Though old-fashioned, these
bathroom work-horses make as
much sense today as they did
back in the day. A medicine cab-
inet can be installed on a side
wall or can replace large mir-.
rored walls with a little elbow-
grease. The value of the tradi-
tional medicine cabinet is that
they provide eye-level storage
and don't require the stooping
and bending that under-cabinet
storage does. If you're building
or renovating, re-think the medi-
cine cabinet. They can be made
over-sized and don't have to be
the tiny things they once were.
Kathryn Weber is a home and
decorating columnist who publishes
the Real Home E-Zine. For more
information, go to www.kathryn-
weber.com; email questions to
Kathryn@kathryn-weber.com; or
write to her at P.O. Box 531,
Cuero, Texas 77954. For a personal
reply, please include your email
address or a SASE.


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Medicine cabinets had been a thing of the past, but this one shows that they don't have
to be tiny any more. This large cabinet stores bathroom necessities at eye-level, eliminat-
ing bending down and makes finding items fast and convenient. Best of all, countersstay
clear and clean.


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FILM CANISTERS Some
time back, there was a tip,
about using film canisters to
bring on picnics to hold
condiments, such as ketchup
and mayonnaise, salt and
pepper, etc. However, I want-
ed to warn your readers that
this isn't really safe. There are
chemicals that are in those
canisters which can be harm-


ful. Even washing them won't
do the trick. My advice? Save
up the packets you get at fast-
food restaurants for this pur-
pose, Better to be safe than
sorry! Jen V.

COLUMNIST'S NOTE:
Thanks, Jen! You're right, too.
Those canisters, while handy,
are not good for carrying t ny,
foodstuffs in.
* *


ALL ABOUT SPONGES For
cleaning kitchen sponges,
.wash them in the top rack of
your dishwasher. Also, to help
them stay in place try a
clothespin. Just remember
that they are still going to be
full of hot water when you
remove them, so please, be
careful.
To disinfect your sponges,
soak with Isopropyl Alcohol,
and let dry. Be sure to use


gloves when doing this.
To keep sponges fresh and
control bacterial growth,
microwave the wet sponge for
a minute and 30 seconds
every day or so. Be sure to let
the sponge cool before you
remove it! Linda K.
* *
KID-FRIENDLY I use
washcloths instead of napkins
for my children. I even do
this with adults for certain


messy meals. Chrissie F.

GREASE CUTTER To aid in
washing dishes, add a table-
spoon of baking soda to your
soapy water. It softens hands
while cutting through grease!
Hannah G.

COMMON SENSE To keep
dishes on the bottom rack of
wet dishwashers uoam geing
wet during unloading, I


. unload the bottom rack first.
This should be a no-brainer,
but I'm surprised at how
many people don't know this!
Velma P.

Share your special Timely
Tip with our readers. Send it
to Kate via e-mail:
deckert@dbrmedia.com.
(c 207 DBR Media, Inc.


by JULIA MERLA
Pasta manufacturing is both
science and art. On the loading
dock of a pasta plant, trucks
deliver the coarse semolina
flour that has been milled from
durum wheat. A special vacu-
um hose pulls the wheat flour
inside the plant and places it
in gigantic bins.
Under carefully controlled
conditions, the wheat flour is
mixed with water in a huge
industrial mixer to- form a
tough dough: For some prod-
ucts,,eggs and natural flavor-
ings, such as spinach and
tomato powders, are added at
this time.
Once it has reached the per-
fect consistency, the dough is
ready for shaping. Most pasta
shapes result when the dough
is force or "extruded" through
"dies," large metal discs full of
holes.
The size and shape of the
holes in these dies determines
what the finished pasta shape
will be. Round or oval holes
produce solid rods, such as ver-
micelli and spaghetti. When a
steel pin is placed in the center
of each hole in the die, the


dough comes out in hollow
rods, such as macaroni. To give
macaroni its curved shape, the
pin has a notch in one side.
This allows the dough to pass
through more quickly on one
side, causing it to curve before
it is cut to size with a revolving
knife.
Once the pasta is extruded, it
is cut to the proper length and
then begins its trip through
the drying process. The
machines that dry pasta can be
up to 320 feet long about as
long as a football field. Drying
is one of the most critical steps
to achieving a perfect finished
product. If the pasta is dried
too quickly, it will break easily.
If dried too slowly, it could
spoil. Inside the dryers,, the
pasta is subjected to constantly
circulating, very hot, moist air.
Not surprisingly, different
pasta shapes require different
drying times according to their
thickness.

STUFFED SHELLS WITH
BROCCOLI
24 Jumbo Shells,
uncooked
1 10-oz. package
frozen chopped


broccoli, thawed
1 cup part-skim
ricotta cheese
1/2 cup shredded
Swiss cheese
1 tbsp. shredded
onion
2 14 1/2-oz. cans
crushed tomatoes
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
Salt and freshly
ground black
pepper to taste
Prepare pasta according to
package directions; drain.
Combine broccoli, ricotta
cheese, Swiss cheese, onion,
oregano, basil, salt and pepper.
Stir together until well blend-
ed. Pour about 1 cup tomatoes
over bottom of 13 x 9 x 2-inch
baking pan, breaking up toma-
toes with a fork. Spoon 1
round tablespoon of cheese
mixture into each shell and
place open-side up in an even
layer in the pan. Pour remain-
ing tomatoes over and around
shells. Cover pan with foil.
Bake at 375E for about 25 min-
utes until heated through, and
serve. Serves 6.
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REAL ESTATE
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120 Homes for Sale
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130 Condos for Sale
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150 Mobile Homes for Sale
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185 Industrial/Warehouse
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230 Condo for Rent
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275 Room for Rent
280 Office Space
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JAX BEACH, Cleared fenced lot,
62.5x126, 3rd Ave. North, $130,000.
J.Eric Blanks Realty LLC, Licensed
Real Estate Agent. Call (904)233-9543.
EAST OF 3RD
Neptune: 1 1/2 :.l.:.ckr to ocean 'COx 1On,
$419,900. S. Jax Bch: 1/2 block to ocean,
40x65ft, $375,000. Call 716-8455.


ATLANTIC
.,W BEACH
Builders custom pool home,
2985 sf, 4/3, office,
inground pool,
2.5 gar, gas appliances.
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2600 sf, 3/2, on preserve lot,
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VILANO BEACH Lots- $214,900. Walk to
ocean and boat ramp. High & dry. For
details: Robert Upchurch, 238-1808. The
Real Estate Resource.

Recycle!!


Gated community, riding arena,
horse trails, .15 acre lake. Build on
your time frame. $299,900
Call 904-287-7970


JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, pool, fireplace,
$290,000. No realtors please.
(904)304-7982.
*. *
Open House, Saturday, Oct. 20, 1- 3pm
Jacksonville Beach 10 10th Ave. N. Re-
duced to $2.2 Million. Jackson Lanehart
c/o Keller Williams Realty 910-6652.


REDUCED NEPTUNE Beach. East of
A1A, 3BR/2BA, garage. 233 Pine St.
$549,000. (904)249-7946.
ATLANTIC BEACH, near ICW, 4BR/2BA
house, large fenced yard, stone fireplace,
new carpet. 2153 Featherwood Dr. E.
Owner relocating and must sell. Reduced,
$209,900. (904)280-2728 Iv. msg.
NEPTUNE BCH walk to ocean, 2BR/1BA,
den, fireplace, tile floor, fenced yard, heat-
ed pool, $240,000; 904-249-!8.51:.


FSBO, SAWGRASS, SFH, 2BR/2BA,
$50,000 remodel. New roof, kitchen cabi-
nets, carpet, Travertine floors, crown
molding granite countertops. $249,900.
(904)463-0505.
MARSHFRONT JAX BCH
Sweeping, panoramic views, 3700sf, lap
pool, cul-de-sac. Modem designers home,
400sf in-law suite, 4000sf decks & cov-
ered palios. First $875,000 MLS#393428.
246-5162


AT MAYO on canal; lease purchase 3/2/2, $40K BELOW''Appraisal. Acrbos from
$355,000. Independent Brokers & Associ- Gonzales Park. corner lot w',Mother-in-
ates Inc. 247-4333 or 710-3111. Law suite Needs some TLC 936 4th Ave.
N_ Iav RBarh t37nK< ld7Rt7.d17-4Qn


PONTE VEDRA
3BR/ 2BA, 1 cagarage,. New roof, re-
plumbed, ligh & bright open floor plan.
Corner lot & fenced backyard for more pri-
vacy Possible lease purchase. $199,999.
Remax Advantage, call June Petti 994-,
3608.: -
WRAPPED IN Tiffany Blue: New 4/3
home in Neptune Beach. 2 blocks to
ocean, 404 Davis Street. Open Sat. &
Sun., 1-4pm, 246-6043.


DUPLEX FOR Sale. 2 blocks tq ocean.
each unit two in one. 2 car garage ih rear,
221 7th Ave N. Jax Beach $435,000
866-2645 or 241-0808.
ATLANTIC BEACH" Oak HarfouL
3BR/2BA. huge ftened-ya& a.,- t85k.--
904-246-0737
NEPTUNE BEACH, Summer Sands, 2BR/
2.5BA townhome. 1 car gar., new A/C, on
cul-de-sac. $239,000. 655-5990.


What's Going on Around Here!
Lori Stephens invites you to an
Open House Hot Dog Cookout
at 13015 Chets Creek Dr. N.
I Located in John's Creek
on October 20th from 11-4pm.


Lori Stepnens
www.LoriLambStephens.com
(904) 899-6407
Cell: (904) 349-4773


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ATLANTIC BCH like new luxury pool
home. 4BR/3BA, 3000sf, listen to the
ocean and walk to the beach from this qui-
et neighborhood. Will consider lease/
lease purchase or 100% financing. $749K
514-1090.

BEAUTIFUL RIPTIDE. 312/2. 1800si.
ranie. hardwood, lakelronl. rul-desaac.
335.880 Rober Candler. Bishop Really
327-0558.
FSBO, NB, 3BR2BA. Lovely beach home,
all wh;le brick Many updates ana ameni.
lies 2268st. MLS#376506 4120 000
1106 Hagler Dr W. '41-6514. 655-7831
Make Offer!
FSBO OR Lease Option. 3Bd 2.5Ba,
Lakefront. Quiet cul-de-sac, So. Jax Bch
1548 sq fI $284.900 Call before I list w/,
Realtor 1813)919.8787. .
OCEANFRONT- SOUTH Ponte Vedra-
100' on ocean. Cute, small cottage. Saci-
fice, $995,000. Broker/ Owner, 535-9915.


ATLANTIC BEACH- Duplex ($270K OBO)
Each apartment as 2BR/1.5BA, WDHU,
balcony, CH&A, large closets. 1306/1308
Violet St. (904)242-0257.
PVB, FSBO, 2/2, Player's Club, Bermuda
Court. $239,900. Seller will pay $3K clos-
ing costs. (904)710-8418.


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MAYPORT AREA, lease purchase, 194"
deep lot, boat/ RV area, split 4BR. New
porcelain floor tile, carpet, interior paint, all
appl. Buyer offers flexible terms.
$233,500. Independent Brokers & Associ-
ates Inc. 247-4333 or 710-3111.

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, Oct. 21, 2-4pm.
Neptune Beach. 445 Florida Blvd. Re-
duced to $379,000. Jackson Lanehart c/o
Keller Williams Realty 910-6652
ATL BCH- FSBO- 3BR/1.5BA brick home,
Updated kitchen, fenced rear yard & patio,
very well maintained, $229,900. 439 Irex
Rd. Call 249-4796.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3000sqft., 4/2.5, for-
mal living & dining, open floor plan,
screened pool, family neighborhood,
$525,000, 422-0771.
PONTE VEDRA, Intracoastal Waterway,
3/2, dock. Sacrifice at $825,000. Broker/
Owner, 535-9915.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 281 Pine St., 1392
sqft., 3/2, 1car garage, fenced yard, stone
fireplace, 2 decks, new roof, new siding,
screened porch, new plumbing. 5 blocks
to ocean. $389,900. (904)759-8860.


Cattar Realty, Inc.

i Home Is Where
i-* The V Heart Is

NEW LISTING:
Marsh Sound (off San Pablo Rd):
SPOTLESS 4 bedroom 3 bath,
2500 square foot HOME! 2 car
garage. Mid 300's.
Isle of Palms: Bring the boat, the
swimmers (POOL), and MOM... the
kitchen is awesome! To this 3
bedroom 2 bath on the WATER! NO
DOCK FEES!! New bulkhead...
LOVELY screened lanai!! PRICE
reduced $599,900
Jenet Cattar, Cattar Realty, Inc.
270-0015
**BUY, SELL, BUILD, INVEST...
why not select the BEST? ***
Info@CattarRealty.com







806-A 3rd St. Neptune Beach
WATERFRONT LOTS
Neptune Beach Lots w/Dock
permits in hand. From
$679,000
INTRACOASTAL LOTS
"Sunset View" with tidal water
access. Great for small boats
and jet ski's. From $649,000
INTERIOR HOMESITES
3 New Subdivisions at the
Beaches. Lots start at $239,900
OCEANFRONT LOTS
3 contiguous separately platted
lots in Vilano Beach. Green
water, Gold coquina and
Spectacular sunrises.
CONSTRUCTION
Custom home building on your
lot or ours. Best lot selection at
the Beach. 20 years.experience
building at the Beach.
Call Jason Jarrett @
904-591-5917 mobile
904-247-7000 office


LOVELY HOME
MINUTES TO THE BEACH!
MLS # 383245 Former model.
4BR/2BA, granite, new sink/fixtures,
master w/garden tub & sep. shower.
$244,900 241-2417
OCEANFRONT RETREAT!
MLS # 382527 Upgrades galore! New
air handler, ceramic & wood firs,
updated lighting and baths. Views from
kitchen, mstr & LR. $599,000 241-2417
FORGET YOUR WORRIES!
MLS # 390043 4BR/3BA w/2880 SE
Oversized fam. mn, kit w/Corian, butlers
pantry, 3-car garage, mature lot with lake
views. $499,900 241-2417
(ORGEOUS LUXURY
IN PONTE VEDRA
MLS #360528 4BR/4BA custom home
full of upgrades & flexible living space.
Concrete block constr, 2-story liv rm,
screened patio w/summer kitchen, loft
area, bonus room & more! $899,000
241-2417
THE CARLYLE IN PONIE VEDRA
MLS # 374101 2BR/2BA condo next
door to the Lodge. Covered parking,
doorman.& gated. $549,000 241-2417
IMMACULATE END UNIT
MLS # 397752 3BR/2.5BA, 1537 SF,
new siding, roof, plumbing, remodeled
BA, bamboo firs (mstr), wood deck,
fireplace. $260,000 241-2417
PRISIHNE PONIE BEACH CONDO
IN GATED OCEAN LNKS!
MLS#3768991/1, fabulous lake &golf
course views from private, scrnd lanai.
943 SF, 2nd fir, I car gar & storage, all
applsincl. Resort style amenities & great
location near bch. $169,500 241-2417
WALK TO THE BEACH!
MLS # 384737 Beautiful 3-story New
Orleans style townhome. 3BR/3.5BA,
spacious floorplan, wood floors and
maple cabinets. $699,900 241-2417
AWESOME AT1ANTIC BEACH
OPPORTUNITY!
MLS # 342496 50x 100 vacant lot. Steps
to the ocean, elementary school, parks
& shopping. Lot is ready to build.
$285,000 241-2417
GREAT OPPORIUNfIY
MLS # 306464 Zoned residential/
commercial use; property has
tremendous potential due to traffic
location. $590,000 241-2417
JACKSONVILLE BEACH
MLS # 368222 Beautiful lake views
from this new 2/2 San Marco unit
awaiting new owner. $365,500 241-2417
INVESTOR'S DREAM!
MLS # 391808 4-plex block constr.
w/new roof in E. Atl. Bch! 2BR/1BA
units w/steady rent & good cash flow.
$339,000 241-2417


42 SAILFISH Dr, PVB. 1700sf. home,
with 3BR/2BA. New air/ New carpet. Large
remodeled Florida room. $289,900. Call
904-571-1111.
INCOME PRODUCING duplex. 4BR 2BA
(2/1 up & down), CB/ frame, approx.
2000sf. 612/ 614 10th Ave. S., no sign on
property. Owner/ realtor, appt. only,
(904)465-3053, $399K.


RECYCLE





SERVE


REDUCED PIL4NATION OAIKS
MLS# 395507 Brick 4BR/4BA, 3,574 sf, lots
of windows, huge FR w/FP & built-ins, open floor
plan, preserve lot. $795,000 285-1800
SANDPIPER- OCEANFRONT
MLS# 398434 Unbelievable views from corner
unit, 2BR/IBA condo, fully furnished, storage
unit. all appliances stay. Short tern rentals
allowed. $429,000 285-1800
SEASPRAY CONDO ON THE OCEAN
MLS# 398446 Awesome fully furnished
I BR/I BA, w/covered parking. Short temn rentals
allowed. $378,000 285-1800
OCEANSIDE CONDO
MLS#392938Thishome offers the bestof both
worlds ocean views from the east side of the
condo & Guana Preserve views from the west. It
features a wrap-around deck, 2BR/2BA & 2 living
areas to take advantage of panoramic views on
both sides. $659,900 285-1800
REDUCED SAWGRASS
MLS# 362832 Lakehome in Fisherians Cove
w/panoramic lake views. 2BR/2BA w/lofl;
Master suite w/hg screened porch. Can be sold
finished! $399,000) 285-1800
SEASIDE BEAUI!
MLS# 391145 Walk to beach, 4BR/3BA, large
open kitchen, family room, large screened lanai,
3-car garage. Owner/agent. $499,8(X) 285-1800
INTRACOASFAL ESTATE
IN PONTE VEDRA BEACH
MLS# 359163 Situated on over I acre w/1 12
FT on ICW, this like-new Santiero 6BR/6BA
w/media rm has approximately 5658 SF of
sophistication. Heated pool & spa, dock w/boal
house & jet ski lift completes the package.
$2,995,000 285-1800
SAWGRASS CC
MLS# 387793 Fabulous 3BR/2.5BA has water-
to-golf views. Large eat-in kitchen, living room
w/fireplacc opens to oversized glass enclosed
Florida room. $474,9(X) 285-1800
POINTE VEDRA POINT
MLS# 394990 Elegant & understated 4,706 sf
5BR/4.5BA, fabulous 1.6 acre lot w/privalc
natural lake & preserve. Beautiful details &
finishes. $1,299.000 285-1800
POINTE VEDRA CONDO & EAST OF AIA
REDUCED!
MLS# 347943 Elegantly appointed 3BR/2.5BA
townhome w/hid & cooled FL room addition,
upstairs porch off of master: wood Ills in LR &
DR area, new appliances that convey, &
community pool, clubhouse & tennis courts.
$228,900 285-1800
POINTE VEDRA BLVD-DREAM HOUSE!
MLS# 359226 One year new custom built by
The Pineapple Corp w/exquisile details, almost
7000 SF, 6BR/6BA + study, art deco theater
w/box ollice, wind cellar; pool & spa, on a large
lagoon lot & easy walking distance to clubs.
$4,200.000 285-1800
EQUESTRIAN PARADISE!
MLS# 383554 Live in the only equestrian gated
estate community in Ponte Vedra! Approx. 3.75
acres, renovated home, Morton barn, sodded
fenced & inrigated pasture & 90' x 180' clay hiding
ring. Home has 3,200 I 'tI i pool
& spa. $1,195,000 285-1800


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7BR/5BA Steps to the ocean, Smart-Updated Home
that has so many "Green" features.


Contact
Jan Fowler @ 294-4766 or
jan.fowler @ lifestylesrealtors.com



-\ Call Rosemary Naughton
904-568-1523
S"She KnOWS the beaches!"



NEPT. BCH.
"GOOD OLE DAYS!" BEACH HOUSE
Authentic 3/2.5 rustic pearl, fully restored w/ all modem amenities! Hrdwood &
brk firs, wd. burning FP, huge sundeck w/ oceanviews, Irg. comer lot, fully fenced,
hIg. gar. ;Sep. Guest Cottagel/l/, fully equipped kit. $797,000.

S.JAX. BCH.
SAND IN YOUR SHOES EVERYDAY-RE-PRICED!
Feel the breezes &'head to the sand! Comfortable 3/3 stucco, 5 blks to ocean!
Hrdwd. firs, priv. bkyard! Seller packed for quick sale! Reduced to $372,000.
HOSPITABLE BCH. HAVEN/2ND HOME
Delightful 2/2 1/2 twnhomejust stone's throw to nor'easier .urf' F-plae priv.
rear deck, cite bkyard, generous 2 car carport. Quiet comnim n l'nlh\ h a.ached
homes, no comm.. fees to pay! $349,500

PONTE VEDRA BCH.
SUMMER HOUSE-BEST WATERFRONT!
Classy 2/2 condo, short trek to oceanwalks! Granite/ss.kit, f-place, '~crnd lanai
and more.... Cul-de-sac locale near A+ comm.. amen's. $309,000


INTRACOASTAL--W. BCHES.
C'ASLi.-L SOPHISTICATION
Beinci thjl n I.c,. 4' -I '. illini '3 Gletn Kcirnn' Elite finihes. on serene uoods/
U ii ,.. Kit -1 >..iin cell,, r I, area pril coujn.ld. sep l'l guest q s .
Cu ..... in.ii.earein-e .. -pen & cleiani' RE-PRICED (* $925.0f)X


* 12582 Ashglen Dr. Off Kernan $249,900
* 12043 Autumn Sunrise Hawkins Cove 4/3 $324,900
5098 Commissioner Dr. Pablo Creek, Reservoir $1,288,000.
* 918 6th Ave. N. Jax Beach 3/2 $239,000
798 Triton Rd. Atlantic Beach, remodeled- $269,000
*4462 Coquina Dr. New Constr., Deep Water $1,088,000
* 330 Royal Palms Dr., remodeled $349,000


OPEN HOUSESUN 1-3PM
95 Seawinds Ln E East of
A1A. Location offers an
easy walk to the beach!
Impeccable condition with
4BR/3BA, 12' ceilings.
wood firs. $698.000. Judy
Smith Gypsy Alexander
OLD PONTE VEDRA
Incredible oceanfront town-
homo.4BR/3BA, 3.300sf,
completely remodloed with
quality features throughout.
Private 2CG in a gated
community. $2.500,000
SuIsan Forl
PERFECT PV LOCATION
New 5BR/5.5BA now under
constructiOn in Belvedere
Place 5,376sf, high end
designer finishes plus
elevator Backs up to
preserve. $1.375.000.
Micholle Floyd
OCEANFRONT
200' ocean frontage. This
approx. 7,150sf home has
5BR/5BA's plls lovely
poolside cabana. Gated
with elevations for views
for miles. $5,375,000. Kim
Martin-1-isher
INCREDIBLE IBIS POINT
Spacious 4BR/2BA located
just over the ICW. Feonced
in backyard overlooking
lake. Marble fireplace,
banlhioor floors, 2-car
gaage Priced at only
$325,000. David Darch
ICW ESTATE
200 of vinyl bulkhead,
Satullnia floors, elevator.
great DR, detached work-
shop building. 7,639sf,
4BR/4BA plus 3-half
balhs, study & game room.
$3,495.000. Lon Knight
OCEANFRONT
Home is being sold in- "as
is" condition. Great 75' lot
on with a cindarblock home
that has 28x55 foot print.
Home could be remodeled
or torn down. $925,000.
David Darchl
FAIRFIELD IN PVB
3BR/2BA patio home in
gated community.
Brazilian cherry hardwood
floors throughout.
Breakfast & dining room.
$1 million recreation
center. S369,900. Al Chafmn


SAWGRASS TOWNHOME
Walk tol he beach from this
completely renovated
condo. Private 2BR end
unit has fantastic golf
views!, New a/c & more!
Just reduced to $389.000.
Mandy Seckinger
BOATERS DREAM
Only home with 385'
panoramic view on marsh
(2 lots). 50' boat slip in
basin, navigable. boat
dock. Gazebo & separate
guest house. .8000sf
$3,890,000. Marilyn Longhi
OLD PV BEACH
Direct oceanfront condo
priced under appraisal.
3BR/3BA unit, 2,400 sf.
Many upgrades Private,
gated community with club
pool, tennis & clubhouse.
$1,700,000. Susan Fort
OCEANFRONT CONDO
3BR/2BA condo converted
to 2BR/2BA w/60' balcony.
Oceanviews in every room
Totally renovated top of the
line. 3 pools, elevator,
fitness, low maintenance.
$695,000. Olivia Seaman
ROUGH CREEK CONDO
2BR/2BA condominium in
Sawgrass CC. Beautiful
end unit townhouse style
featuring one upper and
one lower master suite.
Excellent layout $309,000.
Dennis DeSimone
A DREAMS COME TRUEl
5BR/6BA custom homes w/
Mediterranean flair. Chef's
kitchen, spa like pool area
with summer kit., gas FP,
covered lanai perfect for
enlerlaiing. $1.450.000.
Palti Martin
OCEANFRONTSPLENDOR
South of Jacksonville is a
quaint, beachside comm-
unity. 4BR/4BA, 2,614sf
fully furnished. Privacy and
spectacular views await
youl $1,395,000. Al
Chafinr
VACANT LAND
1.41 acres zoned CO
adjacent to UF & Shands
Hospital Campus. Ex-
cellent development opp-
ortnnity for doctor/medical
office. $615,000 Deborah
Childers


A GREAT FIND
6BR/5BA. 3,800sf on large
corner lot overlooking 9"
hole. Great location with
open floor plan, recently
updated, new carpet, new
fireplace & more!
$875,000. Susan Fort
PONEVEDRAEAST LOT
One of the last buildable
lots east of A1A in a small
community with million
dollar homes. Close to PV
Inn & Club and The Lodge.
Bike to beach $329,000.
Dennis DeSimone
ACQUILUS PENTHOUSE
4BR/3.5BA showcase
pent-housel Every room
adorned with outstanding
designer finishes. 65ft
terrace with breathtaking
ocean views. $2,599,000.
Jayne Hoffman
OCEANFRONT CONDO
Totally private 59' porch,
glass doors to LR & both
bedrooms. Offered partially
furnished. .Many new
features ocean views
from. every room.
$619,000. Howard Batten
PV CONDO WIGARAGE
private beach access. 3'
floor 2BR/2BA, vaulted
ceilings. Neutral maple.
cabinetry, GE appliances.
Great amenities & onsite
concierge. $205,000.
Valerie Shaw
PRICED TO SELLIII
Beautiful Spanish Colonial.
4BR/3BA/2HB, LR, DR,
eat-in kitchen, FR & study.
3CG. Awesome lake view
within a gated community.
$795,000. Judy Smith -
Gypsy Alexander
HARBOUR ISLAND
8,000sf with home theater.
gorgeous courtyard, 2
pools, Jacuzzi, 50' deep
water dock, full summer
kitchen and guest house
$3,499,900. Michelle Floyd
-Jayne Hoffman
ALLTHEBELLS &WHISTLES
Three story oceanfront
4BR/3BA home in South
PVB. Upgrades include
custom maple cabinets &
staircase, granite counters
and coral fireplace.
$2,200,000. David Darch


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1776 Ocean Grove Drive Atlantic Beac
Brand new concrete construction, 3-story Town home
w/ elevator, roof top terrace w/ Ocean Views, state-of-
the-art-kitchen, hardwood firs, 2-car garage, private
fenced backyard and more... $1,199,000 OR
@ $4500/month OR Rent w/ Option to Purchase


Margi Pettit, Realtor
904-571-9821


REMINISCENT OF THE 50's Updated 3BR/2BA
home, 2 blocks to beach, wd firs, vaulted ceilings,
S2 car gar. $649,000

SBE ONE OF THE FIRST 50'x120' lot on cul-de-
sac, water view, near park, fire station, approx. 10
blocks to bch. $249,000.
*

CLEAN & READY TO GO 3/2 neutral home in
McCormick Woods, eat-in kitchen, DR, LR, FR, 2
car gar. Will consider lease/purchase. $239,900

LOTS OF SPACE 3BR/2.5BA end unit townhome
in Ft. Caroline Lakes, 1440 sq.ft., screened patio
overlooking preserve, 1 car garage. $149,000.


Call Sherri Beno Realtor
904-651-1830
Lisa DiStefano Realtor i. .
904-514-3167




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MAGICAL OCEANFRONT ONE-OF-A-KIND IN
HOME PONTE VEDRA ST. JOHNS GOLF & CC
Situated on a high dune with 200' of This builder's custom home is located on
ocean frontage, this John Shackelford a beautiful lot' overlooking the 10th
home will take your breath away! This een. It features 5,100+ square feet,
concrete block home features five four bedrooms, fivebaths, bonus room,
bedrooms, six and one-half baths, an a study and a large lanai with a pool,
spa and fountain. Amenities include a
elevator, a study, a huge game room, a tech center with a built-in desk, a huge
large screened lanai and an oceanfront bonus room with a full bath and all the
pool and spa. $8,995,000 bells and whistles! $875,000
Elizabeth Hudg ins
Prudential Network Realty's
TOP SALES AGENT
'The Real Estate Professional who sells the best of the First Coast lifestyle"
(904) 285-8449 ext. 3028 Cell 553-2032
Prudential
Network Realty
Visit Elizabeth and all her properties on the internet at
www.beacheshomes.com or e-mail at elizhudgins@aol.com
Independently owned and operated 1
1000 Sawgrass Village Drive, Suite 101, PoRte Vedra Beach, FL 32082


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SIN Ponte Vedra "Fixer Upper" East ofA1A
1 story 3 br, 2 ba house with large
fenced yard $275,000
-Making Dreamns a Reality VACANT LAND
604 Boating Club Rd. is a 5 min walk
EAST HAMPTON HAMPTON PARK to beach. Intracoastal view and a boat
JUST LISTED!!! Beautifully BARGINPRICED!!! Gatedcommunity ramp available. Lot is 70 X 100
maintained, 5bd, 3ba, formal, rms, 4 BR, 3.5 BA, study, bonus room, $229,900
family rm w/fireplace, upstairs bonus hardwood floors, stainless appliances 16 N Wilderness Trail, Ponte Vedra
rm. Screened porch overlooks and surround sound $483,000 just under 6 acres, zoned for horses.
preserve. Pre-inspected $435,000 ATLANTIC BEACH Call today! $1,450,000
NEPTUNE BEACH OCEANWALK!!! Desirable family Across from ocean, 3900 block Coastal
NEAT AND PETITE!!! Enjoy a friendly neighborhood, 4bdrms, Hwy. S, 3-1/2 lots West side of AlA.
leisurely walk to the beach and the screened pool, private beach access $640,000
fragrance of salt air ...3BDR, 2BA, $697,000
spacious great room, 2 car garage, PONTE VEDRA Dir: 904-280-2820 Eve:-904-241-2160
built in 1950, totally updated Cozy 2bd, 2ba, open floor plan, park E-Mail: judybythebeach@aol.com
$549,000 like backyard. Pride of ownership VIEW THE VIRTUAL TOURS AT
CONDO WOLFCREEK shows throughout $299,000 www.judynicholson.com
PRICED BELOW MARKET!!! Over BUY ME!!! I'm very pretty and so well
1600 SF 4th fir condo, 3/2, great priced. Large corner lot, 3/3 home,
storage, spacious interior, laundry office, a cooks dream kitchen, laundry
room, screened lanai, elevator. Home room, oversized lanai, fenced backyard
Warranty offered $184,000 $329,000 Watson Really Corp., Realtors


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S-Cara Ameer, Broker Associate

cara.ameer@ lifestylesrealtors.com

Multimillion Dollar Producer
"Designated a Five Star Agent For Best in Client
Satisfaction by Jacksonville Homebuyer Magazine"


BARGAIN HUNTING?
Sleek, sturdy & energy efficient cutting edge Bch
House. 4/3.5 wall the upgrades you would expect &
then some. Custom cab.'s, incredible pantry,
island w/granite, SS appl.'s., wood firs, custom closets
& more! Prime location just steps to the Beach!
PRICED TO SELL at $899,900.
WATER TO GOLF VIEWS
IN DESIRABLE CYPRESS CREEK!
Extensively updated 3/2.5 plus FL Rm!
Spacious backyard w/room for a pool! Int.
features incl. Bamboo wd firs, gran. centers, ss appl.'s,
tile firs, updated master bath & more! $549,900
LIKE NEW ON PRESERVE LOT
Move in ready 4/2 home. Upgrades incl. tile,
wd firs, 2 pantries, maple cab.'s and 25x13
extended scrned-in lanai. Huge master ste w/large
bath, tons of storage & more! $329,900
PRESERVE TO MARSH VIEWS!
Warm & inviting 3/2 spacious condo. Vaulted ceilings,
open kit., spacious dr, laminate firs & scrned-in porch.
Prime beach location! $219,000.
2BR CONDO UNDER $150k!
2BR/2BA, 2 yr. old condo. Bright and open w/high
ceilings, maple cab.'s, BIk appl.'s and balc. Amenities
incl. gated comm.., pool & playgrnd. Central location
convenient to all of Jax. $143,000


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NOTTINGHAM HARBOR- POOL HOME!
4/2, one owner, home lovingly maintained
in great location. Great in-ground pool w/
screened cover. Tons of upgrades.
$299,000.
SUTTON LAKES- THIS HOME IS LIKE
BRAND NEWI
Immaculate 3/2, 2 car gar. Hardly lived in.
No-pet/ non-smoker home for those with
allergies. Huge fenced backyard, irrig.
system w/ separate meter, and all neutral
colors. $212,000.
STERLING RIDGE
Brand new- kitchen, flooring, paint, too
much to list. 3/2, 2 car gar. on huge lot.
Parking avail. for boat/ RV. $214,900.
THE COURTYARDS- ATLANTIC BEACH
2/2, w/ loft & private courtyard for enter-
taining. Close to base. Great deal at only
$110,000.
COBBLESTONE
Almost 2000sf, 3/2, w/ formal living, din-
ing, den & lanai. Fenced yard w/ view of
lake. All tile throughout. $239,900.
SANDALWOOD
3/2 lovely manufactured home on nice lot.
A steal for the price, won't last at $89,900.

3/2, approx. 1350sf, all remodeled, like
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MUST SELL Oceanfront- Newer custom
built 5/4.5 on ocean, 4725sf, office, tile,
wood floors, pool and spa, screened lanai,
hot tub, and private beach. $2.5M.
Reduced in Ponte Vedra- Custom con-
crete block, lakefront 4/3 on culdesac,
2824sf, chef's kitchen, built-ins, lanai,
screened porch, 2.5 car courtyard garage.
$575K.
Below Builder Cost in Queens Harbour
New 3/2.5 end unit luxury townhome, tile
floors, courtyard, chef's kitchen, balcony,
views, 3 car garage. $625K. Lease pur-
chase or rent $2600/mo.
Must Sell in Jax Beach- 4/2.5 w/loft in
Ocean Cay. New carpet, paint, tile floors,
screened lanai, lots of storage, comm.
pool, walk to ocean!. $480K.
Cool Pool- Hot Price- Lakefront 4/2 with
screened pool, upgraded tile floors, cov-
ered lanai, open kitchen, fireplace, breath-
taking water views. $31 OK..
Trees and Privacy- Bright and open
3/2 great room plan w/fireplace on a pri-
vate, conservation lot with room for a
pool! Oversized screened porch, new
windows and interior paint, termite bond,
tile floors, kitchen with bay window and
island, master w/french doors, garden tub
and his/hers vanities. $279,900.
Lovely Lakefront If you want to walk out
your backdoor and enjoy beautiful lake-
views, look no further! Spacious 3/2 brick
front built in 2001 with formal dining, cov-
ered patio, open eat-in kitchen, tile floors,
breakfast bar, on over half an acre!
$229,000
Exceptional in Egrets Glade- Brickfront
3/2 on culdesac, open great room, fire-
place, tile and wood floors, new carpet,
fenced yard, covered patio, shed. $215K.
Lakefront PVB Condo- Enjoy peaceful
lake views or relax in front of the fireplace
in your spacious 2/2.5 condo w/screened
porch in beautiful Ponte Vedra! $209K
or for rent for $995/mo.
Adorable and Affordable- 3/2 on fenced
lot in Bentwater Place. Immaculate and
move-in ready, new carpet/paint, new vi--
nyl, all appliances, sprinkler/security.
$197,500.
New Price in Ponte Vedra- Updated 2/2
lakefront condo in Ponte Vedra Beach is
perfect for an easy and fun lifestyle! Enjoy
walks to shops, TPC and beach! $169K.
Phyllis Staines, Realtor
904-476-SOLD
www.pstaines.com
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate


Marvin & Floyd Realty Inc.
Website http://marvin-group.com
Call Joe Floyd 219-7638


JACKSONVILLE BEACH
Residential/commercial-1626sq' in 3 buildings-business plus 2 eff. apts. Nr ocean.
$799,000


PONTE VEDRA BEACH
2/2 Seahawk Condo. Pool, tennis courts. Great location.


$207,500


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MAYPORT lANDING
3/2 townhome, 1240sq'. Renovated, many upgrades. Fully equipped kitchen. $899 mth
2/2 townhome, 980sq'. Near Mayport Naval Station $800 mth
OAK HARBOR
3/2 home, new carpet, refrigerator & dishwasher. Near Mayport Naval Station. $1,150 mth
SUMMER SANDS
3/2.5 townhome. Renovated, many upgrades. Fully equipped kitchen. Hot tub, screened
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CONDO, THE Pointe at Ponte Vedra, 3/2,
on the water and golf course. FSBO. Fi-
nancing available. (904)285-5896,
(904)251-5389.
MILLION $ BABY
PRIMO 2BR/2BA condo by ocean in
Atlantic Beach. Complete and lovely state-
of-the-art renovation. Best Area. Best
Condo. $367K. 565-9919.
OCEAN GROVE, 2/2, Reduced for Quick
Sale! Fireplace and upgrades. Offered at
$185,000. Call Kathleen Floryan, Realtor,
Prudential Network Realty,
(904)285-8449, X3057 or (904)687-5146.
OCEANFRONT- PONTE Vedra- gated,
3/3 at Spinnakers Reach, Sawgrass. Pre
listing price of $870,000. Broker/ Owner,
535-9915.
PONTE VEDRA, 1BR/1BA, oversized at-
tached one car garage; travertine stone
floor, new kitchen cabinets w/granite
counters, vaulted ceilings, 12'x16' wood
deck, $159,900, 463-0505.
MAYPORT LANDING Townhome.
2BR/2BA w/bonus room, new carpet,
CH&A, fenced yard. Near ocear, and Han-
na Park. 1158 Songbird Lane. $114,900.
280-2728, excellent rental history Iv. msg.
OCEAN FRONT
THE SANDPIPER
2/1 top floor, corner unit, tiled balcony with
great views. Elevator, pool and storage,
349,000. Owner/Agent. 887-7053.
PVB, 2/2, Summerhouse, new, bottom
level, pool, W/D. $204,900. (904)710-8418
ICW CONDO/ DOCK
Price reduced. 2/2 remodeled condo,
1440sf, 14750 Beach Blvd. Assigned float-
ing pier- accommodate 45ft boat at low
tide. Pool, clubhouse, waterfront gazebo.
Best price on intracoastal, $309,900. Call
Steve, (904)241-5434.
PVB, OCEAN Grove, 1BR/1BA, full amen-
ities, beach access. Financing available.
$134,900. 226-3968.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1BR/1BA, near
beach, Rent to own, $175,000.
(904)246-6758.
PVB, TOWNHOUSE CONDO, lakefront,
private, 2BR/2.5BA, all upgrades including
new kitchen. Strategic location. $205K.
Call 280-8782.
OCEAN FRONT- JAX BEACH
Price reduced. FSBO, 2/2 remodeled con-
do, 1200sf, 1901 No. 1st St. New hurri-
cane windows/ doors, pool, sauna, whirl-
pool, tennis, gym, on site manager, ga-
rage space. $469,900. Call Steve,
(904)241-5434.


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SOLEIL APARTMENTS @ Ponte Vedra
Beach. Limited time specials for immedi-.
ate availability! 1 Bdrms start @ $795/mo.
2 Bdrms start @ $890/mo. Call for more
details (904)285-1431.
JAX BEACH, 2/1 upper, 4 blocks to
beach, 422 8th Ave. N., $1000/mo. +refer-
ences, 249-2789.
ATLANTIC BEACH
830 Main Street, 2BR/1.5BA TH, fenced,
fireplace, $775/mo.
165 Pine Street, 2BR/1.5BA TH,
$1025/mo.
252 Pointetta Street, 2BR/1.5BA TH,
fenced, large deck.
All security deposits equal 1/2 rent. Lawn
service included. Broker/ Owner,
249-8766.
1ST STREET NEPTUNE BEACH
2BR/2.5BA Townhome W/D, dishwasher,
fireplace, berber carpet, 18" ceramic tile,
private balcony, private patio, $1395/mo.'
Available Nov. 1st. 333-8462, Harrigan
Properties Realtor.
BEACH, ACROSS street incl. private bath,
utility, cable. $599/mo. (904)249-9981.
ATLANTIC BEACH
344 9th St., 3BR/1BA, washer/ dryer,
CH&A, 2 block to ocean, $850/mo., refs
req'd. 434-6993.
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.
NEPTUNE BEACH 2BR/1BA, 1 year
lease, No pets, W/D, $1000/mo, $1000
deposit. 918A 1st Street (between Bay. &
Pine). Call 591-1218 or 246-8970.
ATLANTIC BEACH. Ground floor 1BR
private in-law suite in newer upscale
house. Kitchen, living room, dining area,
washer/dryer, deck, carport, central air,
ceiling fans, cable+ HBO, alarm, central
vac., no smoking, utilities included, 300 ft.
to beach. See after 10/22. Small pet OK.
$1095/mo. (904)607-1177.


NOW
^ AVAILABLE
One Bedrooms
Starting at $620
Two Bedrooms
Starting at $755


* Senior Discount
* Pets are welcome
* Washer/Dryer Connections
* Water & Pest Control
Included
2130 Mayport Road, Atlantic Beach
241-4202


ATTENTION RENTERS
We have OCEANFRONT Properties
as well As Homes
from Queen's Harbour to Wolf Creek.
PHOTOS Visible at our Web Site:

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Efficiencies, 1, 2 & 3
I J Bedroom

( f Apartments &
Townhomes

Quality Apartments
1100 Seagate Ave. Walk to Beach,
Neptune Beach Schools & Shopping
249-5611


N. JAX Beach- Charming 2BR/1BA, just
steps to ocean! Sunroom, wood floors,
WDHU! $1150/mo.. All South Realty,
241-4141.
ATLANTIC BCH, 2BR/ 1.5BA, fenced
backyard, WDHU, nice. $750/mo. plus
dep. 65 W. 8th St. 223-5267.
WALK TO beach, 208-214 10th Ave. No.,
2BR, *$800/mo;1BR, $575/mo; laundry
room in building. Credit check. No pets.
514-8530.
NEPTUNE BCH 2BR/1.5BA, renovated
2005, fenced back yard, credit check,
$950/mo. (904)221-5833.
1511 4TH St. N.- 2BR/1BA upstairs apart-
ment. Includes washer/ drybr- $800/mo.
+sec.deposit. No Pets. 742-6940.
BEAUTIFUL OCEANFRONT TOWN-
HOUSE; in lovely Atlantic Beach on the
ocean, 2233 Seminole Road, #19. Availa-
ble 11/15/07. 2 large bedrooms, 1.5 baths,
wood floors, granite in kitchen, Travertine
patios. Walk out your living room door to
the beach. $1850/mo. Small pets negotia-
ble; No smoking. Call (904)424-7890, Jes-
sie.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/2BA townhome,
3 blocks to town center, 4 blocks to beach.
WDHU. $1000/mo. (904)742-6423.
NEPTUNE BEACH Townhome,
2BR/1.5BA, No Pets, $900/mo.
(904)237-9375.
NEPTUNE BCH, 1.5 block ocean, small
1BR/1BA, $600/mo +dep. 214 North
Street. Broker/ Owner, 514-4229.
BRAND NEW executive townhome.
Oceanview, 2/2, CH/A, hardwood floors,
stainless steel, granite. Credit check. No
pets. $1.250/mq. 514-8530.


RENTALS!

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We got rentals.
Too many to list.
All areas.
Homes, condos and
townhomes.
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ATLANTIC BEACH: 265 Ahern S .
$800/mo., 2 blocks to ocean, across from
Town Center; 2BR/1BA, CH&A, hardwood
floors, tile bath. No pets. $1000 deposit,
water, garbage & sewer included in rent.
(904)616-9741.
2BR/1BA APARTMENT in JB. Convenient
location, 9 blocks to beach. W/D included.
$850/mo. (904)246-6592.
2BR/1BA APT., brand new wood floors,
brand new kitchen/ bathroom cabinets
w/corian countertops. Unbelievably beauti-
ful place. Must see to appreciate. 822 2nd
Ave. N., JB. $900/mo. +deposit. No pets
Credit check. 246-3690, 333-1822.
JAX BEACH, 4 blocks to water, 41;6 3rd
Ave. So., 3BR/2.5BA, CH&A, WDHU.
$1250/mo., 891-0606.

BEACHES
1.5 blocks to ocean, studio, 1 & 2BR apts.
Pool & laundry room, $590/mo. & up
241-2781 or 237-0552.



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PROPERTIES
Mayport
2BR/2BA, MayportLanding $725-
$800/mo. Close to base. Move in
Special- $200/off Ist Mo. Rent
4- 2BR/IBA, H, 250 Jasmine St., big
private lot, new carpet, freshly
painted, W/D. $925/mo.
+ 3BR/2BA, Mayport. $800-$825/mo.
+ 2BR/1BA, Quad Ct. $650/mo.
+ 2BR/IBA, Quad Ct. New carpet.
$625/mo. $99 off 1st moth rent
Neptune Beach
+ 2/1 Apt. Oceanviews, water
included $1000/mo.

Jax Bch
+ 2/1 End Unit Apt. walk to beach.
patio in back- $825/mo.
Move in Special- 1/2 off 1st Mo.
Rent
oWE NEED RENTALS e
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Summer House

5 Star Resort

Stunning 3/2 for the Price of a 2! Pub style
clubhouse, shuttle to beach/golf, fireplace, 2
story, great loc.


Call Kelly Hobbs for more info.
@ 993-3803


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CITY TO SAND


Townhomes, Lofts, Condos
AT THE BEACH
Sandpiper: OCEANFRONT. 2/1 Terracotta tile. Fabulous view of the beach.
Covered parking & storage. Pool by the ocean. Close to shopping and
schools. MLS# 371646 REDUCED $48,000 to $349,500
Summerhouse: GOLFVIEW TOWNHOME. 2/2 private end unit on golf
course. Fabulous 5 star amen.'s, gated, close to bch. PONTE VEDRA
SCHOOLS. MLS# 384983 Reduced to $199,800.
Villas at Marsh Landing: 2/2 w/GAR. New carpet & paint. Huge lanai w/
wooded & golf view. Clubhouse pool, gated. MLS# 382682 $198,800
Villas at Marsh Landing: VILLAS LOWEST PRICE. 1/1 Grnd fir unit w/
wooded view from scrned lanai. Clubhouse, pool, gated. MLS# 374480
Fresh Paint, move in ready! REDUCED TO $131,000
Villas at Marsh Landing: BEST BEACH VALUE 3/2 10x10 screened
lanai, GAR, pool. Gated community. WOODED VIEW. HUGE REDUCTION
TO $209,900. MLS# 393891
SOUTHSIDE NEW LISTING
STONEBRIDGE: LAKE VIEW: 3/2 Grnd fir end unit, scrned lanai on the
lake. MLS# 398796 $154,900.

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' PUnfurnished Homes Cranes Lake PV 2BR/2.5BA, two story Palms at Marsh Landing JB
Plantation Oaks PV 5BR/5BA, new two lakefront condo, screened lanai, fireplace, Screened porch, tile floors, amenities.
story w/hardwood floors, 4246 sqft, overlooks comm. pool. $995/mo. 1BR/1BA, Ground floor. $900/mo.
I preserve, 3 car garage. $3800/mo. Intracoastal West 2BR/2BA, Ground floor. $1100/mo.
85 N 19th Avenue- JB 3BR/3.5BA, three story o 2BR/2BA, ground floor w/garage. $1150/nmo.
home w/incredibleoceanviews, elevator, office, Bishops Court Hodges 1BR/1BA, ground 3BR/2BA, 2nd floor, top/end unit. $1275/mo.
home w/incredibe ocean views, elevator, office, floor/end unit, water to golf course views, 3BR/2BAd 2nd floor, top/end unit. $1275/mo.
Sfenced yard. $3500/mo.amenities. $850/mo Grand Cay Villas PV 2BR/2BA, ground floor
SThe Plantation PV 3BR/2.5BA, beautiful 2 a e t. in great condition, screened porch, amenities.
story home, hardwood and tile floors, den/ Sail Cove Town Center Gate Pkwy $1100/mo.
office, balcony. $3000/mo. 2BR/2BA, 1 stfloor w/ private garage, screenedM
porch, amenities. $1050/mo. Villas at Marsh Landing JB
Ponte Vedra By Sea PV 4BR/3BA, home has porch, amenities $050/mo. Screened porch, garage, amenities.
living, dining and great room, 3 car garage, Reserve at James Island Gate Pkwy 2BR/2BA,ground floor, $1100/mo.
screened porch. $2600/mo. 2BR/2BA, ground floor condo, screened porch, 2BR/2BA, 2nd floor, $1100/mo.
< Summerfield PV 3BR/2BA, spacious home tile and carpet, great amenities. $1095/mo. Belleza PV 3BR/2BA, ground floor, recently
in walking distance to schools & bch, patio, 2 Wolf Creek Hodges 2BR/2.5BA. Newer remodeled, tile floors, screened porch, amenities.
car garage. $2000/mo. townhouse w/ wooded preserve views, $1295/mo.
SPonteVedraShores-Vilano4BR/4BA, newer amenities, screened porch. $1100/mo. Furnished Rentals
S3,tory townhouse, tile floors, attached garage, Brightwater Gate PkwySawrass 4BR.5A, 2 story home, screened
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Fiddlers Marsh PV 3BR/2BA, home on lake, garage, screened porch, amenities. $1200/mo. in pol,golf course views, game room. $3500/ story
Seat of AA, screened porch, comm. pool & Bentwater Place Hodges 3BR/2BA, home townhouse ocean views garage a, balconries
I tennis. $1700/mo. has screened porch, large fenced backyard, elevator. $3000/mo.
S660 Upper 8th Ave. S. JB 3BR/1.5BA, two overlooks preserve. $1400/mo. ea r e SV 3 2d f
story wtile floors, carpet, Florida room, fenced reek-Hod 3BR2BAhomehas o ran rade SPV 3BR/3BA, 2nd floor luxuy
story wtile floors, carpet, Florida room, fenced Johns Creek Hodges 3BR/2BA, home has condo, garage, tile floors, elevators, screened porch.
,I yard. $1550/mo.
Sandy Oaks PV 3BR/2BA, home w/wood open floor plan, fenced yard, garage, patio, $3200/mo.
Sandy Oaks PV 3BR/2BA, home w/wood 5 0 $3200/mo..
Sdeck, hardwood floors, 2 car garage, cathedral comm pool $1500/mo. The Colony PV 2BR/2BA, ground floor condo,
ceilings. $1500/mo. Stacey Road San Pablo 3BR/2BA home on fireplace, garage, east of AlA. $1400/mo. I
1018 23rd St. N JB 3BR/2.5BA, two story canal w/ floating dock, upgrades, tile floors,
home, tile and new carpet flooring, wood deck, deck, garage. $1895/mo. REMAX Coastal Real Est
Garage. $1500/mo. Unfurnished Condos R MAX Coastal Real state
Sawgrass PV 3BR/2BA, home interior/ The Colony PV 2BR/2BA, ground floor w/ Pop Management
exterior recently remodeled, comm. pool, arage, tile floors, fireplace, freshly painted. (800)299-5616 (904)285-5640
fireplace, garage. $1500/mo. $900/mo. e www.rentthebeaches.com S
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ATLANTIC BCH 2BR/1BA, fenced back-
yard with pets allowed, $750/mo.
813-9066.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1.5BA, CH&A, WDHU,
fenced yard, $800/mo., 1 month security.
Available Nov. 1.274 10th St. So.
JAX BEACH 2BR apt. near ocean, CH&A,
WDHU, no pets, $825/mo +$400 dep.,
246-3130.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA, newly renovated
apartment, W/D. Available now. $800/mo
+deposit. No pets. 201 N. 9th St., For ap-
pointment, 993-2661.
JB, EAST of 3rd, 1BR in triplex, 750sqft.;
in-ground pool, all ceramic tile. Credit/
background checks. $815+ water includ-
ed, parking. 247-3191.
NEPTUNE BCH, 3BR 1BA, laundry, con-
venient to Navy Base. 247-7641.
ATL BCH townhome. Spacious 3/2.5,
fenced yard, pet friendly, 1/2 block to
beach. $1700/mo. Call 334-7155.
1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1stAve. South,
2BR/1BA. $800/mo. (904)891-0606.
4 BLOCKS to ocean, 220 4th St. S.
$585/mo. 904-891-0606.
FOR RENT OR SALE. PVB 3BR 2.5BA
1800+sf. (904)571-8586.
JAX BEACH, 1 block to ocean,
3BR/1.5BA townhome, CH&A, patio &
deck, $1350/mo, $1000 deposit. Available
October, 520 So. 2nd St., 280-2728 leave
message.

S. JAX BCH
2 BR APTS
CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730.
LARGE 1 bedroom. Excellent location. 2
blocks to ocean. Very clean. No Pets.
$675/mo. 642-1214 and 241-1219.
2BR/2BA, MONUMENT RD. Townhome,
on lake, remodeled, $950/mo. (furnished
optional). (904)860-1690.
NEWLY RENOVATED 2BR/1.5BA PVB
condo. End unit, in 5-star complex. Living-
room w/fireplace, dining room, fully equip-
ped kitchen. w/brand new appliances in-
cluding. washer/dryer. 1st floor powder
room, 2BR/1BA on 2nd floor w/deck off
master bedroom. Large closets. Small
pets permitted. $1045/mo. Contact Ronnie
at Explore Realty: email:
explorel23@bellsouth.net or (904)722-
0909.
SAWGRASS CC, Northgate, 2BR/2BA,
2100sf., 2 car garage. Fireplace. Water to
golf view. $1800/mo. Call Susan
904)514-7150.
WALK TO BEACH
2/1 townhouse, W/D included, CH&A, ce-
ramic tile, approx. 900sf.1320 4th St.. S.,
Unit C, Jax Bch. No pets. $825/mo,
$825/sec. dep. (904)343-9908.
ATLANTIC BEACH House, 3BR/2BA, new
carpet and ceramic tile, freshly painted,
CH&A, inside WDHU, new appliances.
$1050/mo. +$800/dep. 915 Sailfish,
655-1534.


JAX BCH, 2/1 apt., quiet area, $700/mo
plus deposit. No pets. Available. Nov. 1st.
201 N. 9th St 246-9162, ext. 1#
ONE BLOCK TO BEACH
1BR, great ocean view, WDHU, balcony.
$900/mo..1BR, large patio, washer and
dryer. $925/mo. Both have tile floors
throughout, LR 14x14, walk-in closets; as-
signed parking. Ocean View, 160 7th Ave.
N. 993-2555. BeachesApartments.com
WATERFRONT ON ST. JOHNS RIVER
house, 2000sf, 4/2/2, .150' dock.
$1800/mo. (732)770-0529.
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
2,7-1417. .... ..; .- ,.:: .. .
JAX BEACH, upstairs,-2BR/1BA, eat-inI
kitchen, CH&A, WDHU, 900sqft., deck,
427-B No. 6th St., $900/mo, +$900 depos-
it. Pets allowed w/deposit. 993-8597
GREAT BEACH house, ocean view, 2/1.5,
CH&A, 120 10th Ave. N., security, credit
check, $800/mo., 514-8530.


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10 BLKS FROM OCEAN
Atl Bch townhouse- 2 or 3 bedrooms.
1509 & 1507 Jordan St. $750/mo &
$850/mo. No smoking. No pets. Now ac-
cepting Section 8. 855-3288.
*-k

AT MAYO on canal, lease purchase, 3/2/2
$1300/mo. Independent Brokers & Associ-
ates Inc. 247-4333 or 710-3111.
VERY NICE home, Jax Beach, CH&A,
WDHU, garage, in-ground pool.
$1250/mo. 891-0606.
JAX BEACH 3/2/2, pool, fireplace,
$1500/mo, 249-1890.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 696 Aquatic Drive,
3BR/2BA. Fenced yard, screened porch,
plantation shutters, W/D. Small Pets nego-
tiable. No Smoking, References, Credit
Check. $985/mo. +$500/sec. 249-2639.
3BR/3BA HOUSE off San Pablo Rd be-
tween Beach & Atlantic. Large yard
w/screened porch on quiet street.
$1100/mo. (904)246-6592.
RIPTIDE- 3/2/2, 1800sf, cul-de-sac, lake
front, granite, hardwood,
candlerhomes.com (904)327-0558
$1795/mo
AB, 882 East Coast, 4BR/2.5BA, Pool,
2car garage. $2500/mo. +$1200/deposit.
338-4828.
JAX BEACH, Oak Forest Dr., 4BR/2BA,
2400sf. $2200/mo. Call Jason Jarrett
(904)591-5917. Jarrett Real Estate.


ATLANTIC BCH, 3/2 townhouse, break-
fast bar, fireplace, appliances, screened
patio, private fenced yard, lots of storage.
Available now 633 Stocks Street
$1300/mo. 373-0492.
ATL. BCH/ Oak Harbor, 1129 Sebago
So. 3BR/2BA, all new, fenced. $1195/mo.
Discount for 2yr. lease. 612-8868.
12226 Versailles St., near Beach Blvd.
and Kernan Blvd. Very private, quiet
neighborhood. 3/2, CH&A, WDHU, ceiling
fans, hardwood floors, fenced yard.
$950/mo. discounted rent, lyr. lease. No
pets. (904)993-1114.
JAX BEACH South. 822 14th Ave. Com-
pletely remodeled, 3BR/2BA, CH&A, W/D,
fenced yard. No pets. $1350/mo.
246-0478.
MAYPORT FISHING Village, 3BR/2BA,
fenced yard, $1150/mo. Call 221-0612.
3BR/2BA, $1350/MO great community on
San Pablo Rd. Pets ok. 422-3908.
ATLANTIC BCH- 472 Skate Rd., 3/2, tile
throughout, new appliances, fenced back
yard, new A/C, laundry. $1075/mo.,
445-8013. Available immediately.
2 HOMES for rent Atlantic Bch & ICW-
west, 3/2/2, remodeled, extremely clean,
$1250 each/mo., $1200 dep, no smoking,
no pets. References, credit check re-
quired. 247-5393.
SOUTH JAX Beach, 3BR/2.5BA house on
oversized lot in great neighborhood, built
in 2002. Walk to beach, shops, restau-
rants, park. Open floor plan, granite coun-
ters, tile, new carpet, WDHU, 2-car ga-
rage, deck, fenced-in backyard. Available
11/15, $1700/mo. +$1500/deposit. Pets
welcome. Call (904)504-8796 or email:
michael@houseofstoll.com for pictures.
JAX BEACH Holly Drive, 3BR/2BA, 2 car
garage, fenced yard, $1300/mo + deposit.
Pets ok. 614-5278.
PONTE VEDRA- 4BR/2.5BA home in con-
venient area! Club pool, tennis & more! 2
car garage! $1400/mo. All South Realty,
241-4141.
JAX BEACH, 4BR/1.5BA New tiile, A/C,
plumbing, paint & landscaping. Fenced
backyard. Includes lawn service and W/D.


PONTE VEDRA Beach townhouse condo,
lake front, immaculate. No deposit. No
smoking. $1025/mo., 280-8782.
2BR/2BA, MONUMENT RD. Townhome,
on lake, remodeled, $950/mo. (furnished
optional). (904)860-1690.
PONTE VEDRA, 2/2, very nice, approx.
1100sf, end unit, pond, W/D, tennis &
pool, 2131 Seahawk Drive, $990/mo.,
223-3652.
PONTE VEDRA Beach, walk to beach;
gated community, 2/2 unfurnished condo
east of A1A, $1200/mo, $1000/deposit.
Brand new everything. Danny, 710-9649
or 553-6105.
OCEANFRONT, N. Jax Beach, luxury,
2BR/2BA, garage. $2200/mo. Call
(904)476-7548.
OCEANFRONT 2BR/2BA, Ocean 14. No
pets. lyr lease. $1500/mo. plus dep. 334-
2737.
ICW 2BR condo, fully furnished,
$1200/mo., washer/ dryer included
728-0393.
THE VILLAS. 2BR/2BA, garage, porch,
ground floor, pool, etc. $1050/mo.
WITH 1YR LEASE, LAST MONTH FREE.
233-3545.
ATLANTIC BCH, 2BR/2BA, pool, like new,
steps to beach, parking, $1175/mo. Pets
ok. (646)552-4487.
EXCLUSIVE MIRAVISTA, Atlantic Blvd @
the Intracoastal Waterway. 3/4BR, 3.5BA,
approximately 2700sf. w/marina view. Re-
sort style living. $2250/mo. Includes 1-car
garage, water, sewer, cable, pool, spa,
clubhouse, health club. Marina Walk, gat-
ed community marsh and marina views.
40' boat slip available. Call 463-2845.
HODGES BLVD. & J. Turner Butler,
1BR/1BA, $725/mo., all amenities; gated
community. Please call 993-2222.
OCEANFRONT, 1BR/1BA, Jax Beach
South, 811 So. 1st St., unfurnished, pool,
ground floor. Unit remodeled and beauti-
ful. No pets. 1 parking space, $1299/mo.,
$1299 security deposit. Please call
(904)463-1036.
PONTE VEDRA Summerhouse. New
2BR/2BA: 5 star amenities. Great location!
Bottom floor unit. $990/mo. +deposit. 838-
9400.


OCEAN VIEW, JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA,
vaulted ceiling, beautiful tile. Bright, open
floor plan. No dogs. $1700/mo. (Room-
mates considered) (404)325-0820,
(404)784-6601.
ICW- 2BR/2BA, gated, JTB/ Hodges, W/D,
water included, gym, pool, $1050/mo.
(904)994-2825.
THE CLOISTER
ATLANTIC BEACH, OCEAN FRONT
Very attractively furnished, 3BR/2BA,
beachside covered porch, garage com-
munity pool, gated, available now to May
31st., 3 month minimum. Basic rent
$1995/mo., no smoking, no pets. Dunson
Real Estate, Inc. Realtor, 904-247-5153.
Email: dunsrealest@clearwire.net

OCEANFRONT
ATLANTIC BEACH, Cloister Condo.
3BR/2BA. All amenities, all appliances,
incl. washer/ dryer. Avail. 1/1/08
219-2481.
JAX BEACH, Palms at Marsh Landing.
1/1, W/D, screened lanai, $850/mo. lease
purchase. 821-1136 or 254-5880.
OCEAN VIEW, brand new, 3/2, upgrad-
ded; consider lease option, $2900/mo.
Owner/ Agent, 463-7343.
PVB, 2/2 in Ocean Grove, first floor, lake
view, W/D, beach access. All amenities.
$1100/mo. 543-9725 or 881-1796.
THE GRANDE Reserve, 2BR/2BA,
1200+sf. W/D, garage, all amenities.
$1200/mo. 220-6603.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2/2, pool, Furnished,
all utilities: elec., water, cable, internet.
$1500/mo. 904-535-3598.



CONDO 2BR, furnished, short/ long term.
Washer/ dryer included, 728-0393.
OCEANFRONT RENTAL
4/4BA, weekly, monthly, yearly. Call
(904)249-8269.
S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean-
front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267.
www.rentjacksonvillebeach.com
OCEANFRONT 1BR or 2BR, daily/ week-
ly/ monthly, pool, 463-7343.


SUMMER SANDS, Ig 1BR w/ loft, frplc., OCEANFRONT- FURNISHED & unfur-
clubhouse w/ pool, 1 car gar., $875/mo. nished homes & condos! From $700 per
993-7328. week All South Realty, 241-4141.


2BR/2BA MARSH VIEW CONDO- Fire-
place, vaulted ceilings, carpeted bed-
rooms, sunroom, W/D. Blocks from
beach. $1050/mo.. Available Now.
(904)233-7879.
PVB, SUMMERHOUSE, one year old,
2BR/2BA w/fireplace and appliances.
5-star amenities, gated community.
$1050/mo. Kimmie 904-200-5939. Avail.
11/1.
2BR/2BA CONDO +Garage. Palms @
Marsh Landing. 1st floor, granite, W/D, se-
curity sys, 2 dogs OK. The Palms has
2 pools, tennis, clubhouse, 'more.
$1100/mo includes water (904)803-4545
David.


SEEKING ROOMMATE, Bedroom w/pri-
vate bath, Beach & Kernan. $500/mo. in-
cludes utilities. 534-3732.
OCEAN VIEW, JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA,
vaulted ceiling, beautiful tile. Bright, open
floor plan. No dogs. $700/mo. (Room-
mates considered) (404)325-0820,
(404)784-6601.
ROOMMATE WANTED: share beautifully
renovated 3BR/2BA home in Atlantic
Beach. '$600/mo. +half utilities, deposit.
References required. Move in Nov. 1,
343-5380.


OCEAN FRONT, large 2/2, remodeled. MARSH LANDING, 2/2 condo, amenities,
Move in Nov. 1. $1650/mo. 536-8333. $750/mo. includes cable & utilities. Refer-
S,,, V, ,, .,-.OT^ATEMr ^pcAn_ ences, 859-4439.


rnEE nRENTIl rv, Miu I lv u.' A1y-
LUTELY THE BEST DEAL! 2BR split
plan, ground floor corner unit, tennis court
view,, W/D. $1100/mo. Janet (904)635-
6375.
JAX BEACH SOUTH. 811 So. 1st St.,
2BR/1BA, remodeled 2nd floor duplex, un-
furnished, 100 ft. from ocean. Pool,
CH&A, WDHU. No pets, 1 parking space.
$999/mo. $1000 security deposit. Please
call (904)463-1036.
SPACIOUS CONDO at The Palms. 3/2
w/garage, $1300/mo., 242-9173.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/2BA, fireplace, WDHU;
4 blocks to beach, $1000/mo. Call
(904)742-6423.


$1550/mo. 270-0808 JAX BEACH 2BR/2BA, w/garage, fire-
A: .place, pool, fitness, new carpet, no pets.
SAN PABLO & Atlantic Blvd., furnished $110mo. (904)24 397
3BR -8A n,:,US- w/large feii d y"ard -M 0 ,.,^i ,::0/ (.
nutes from beaches & schools. $1500/ma,,, P NTE VEDRA Beact), 3/2.w/ garage,
+deposit. Yard maintenance included. spacious, 'new ile, paint and blinds,
Available now. 993-9283 ground floor, end unit, screened lanai, fire-
pAvailable now.9lace, ceiling fans, all amenities, 1 mile to
VERY CLEAN, 2BR/1.5BA home. Two beach, cats ok, $1300/mo. Must see! 904-
beds up, tile kitchen, deck, shed, back- 273-8923 or 904-294-8164.


yard, fenced. Neptune Beach. Mary
(904)874-9238
JAX BEACH, 37th Ave. S., 1/2 block
ocean, 3BR/2BA, $1550/mo. (904)910-
1108, (919)358-0244.


Efficiency, $650/mo. 1BR/1BA, $750/mo.
water included. 241-9822.


2BR/2BA, 4 blocks to ocean, fireplace,
W/D. $1000/mo. Call 651-1800.
PVB GRAND Cay Villas, 2/2, fireplace,
W/D, screened porch, new carpet, new
paint. Available now. $995/mo.,
655-0325.
PVB CONDOS- 1/1 750sf, $850; 2/2.5
townhouse, 1100sf, $1050; 3/2 1280sf,
$1150. Realty Executives, Ponte Vedra,
(904)249-7676, press 2.
2BR/2BA CRANES Lake condo, all appli-
ances, move in ready, $1100/mo.,
(904)521-3200.


BEACH, ACROSS street incl. private bath,
utility, cable. $599/mo. (904)249-9981.
ATLANTIC BEACH, $700/mo. includes
utilities 1BR/1BA and patio. 200-8977
ROOMMATE FOR 3BR/2BA, Jax Beach.
$550/mo +deposit, includes utilities
(904)249-1890.
FURNISHED MASTER Bedroom, Nep-
tune Bch. w/bath, includes everything.
Non-smoking. $575/mo., (904)403-5734.
BEST OF both worlds. Ocean front condo
to share, with. executive office amenities.
Offered at $850/mo. 247-8338, 994-9499.
ATLANTIC BCH roommate, non-smoking,
private bath, $590/mo., includes utilities,
728-0393.



JAX BEACH, 2 bedrooms downstairs with'
private bath. $550 & $650/mo. Walk to
beach. (904)237-4354.
OFF MAYPORT Road, $440/mo. cable &
utilities included, 923-6482.
JAX BEACH, clean, complete cable; kitch-
en privileges, 241-3377.


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JAX BEACH OFFICE SPACE
Prime class-A space for lease. Walk to
Starbucks in S. Jax Beach. 1230sf, below
market rate. 910-2256.
OFFICE SPACE for rent in Jacksonville
Beach, single offices or full suite available.
Please email interest to:
coffeeshop235@yahoo.com

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COMMERCIAL, 2400 sf., 11 Zoning. South
Jax Beach. 249-0494.
OFFICE/ WAREHOUSE Space for lease,
2 locations, Mayport Rd. and Nocatee.
Free rent. 514-1090.
COMMERCIAL OFFICE with available
6250 sf parking lot; 800 to 3400 sf $15.00
NNN Jax Beach; 4th St. N. and 11th Ave.
N. (904)249-4091.
RETAIL STORE front and restaurant for
lease, Mayport, 514-1090.


FREE CATS and Kittens to approved
homes. Call 242-0224.
BEST BUDS need forever home. Aban-
doned 2yr old male German Shepard and
3yr old Flat Coated Retriever mix. Both
neutered and current on shots. Very sweet
but cannot live with cats. Call 246-9116 for
more details.
DOGGIE DUTY full service pet sitting. Call
for appt. 568-9880.
PET SITTING, in your home. Dog walking.
Responsible, mature. Call Kitty, 874-6062.



ENGLISH BULLDOG Puppies. CKC regis-
tered. Ready to go home in December.
(904)563-5654.
GERMAN SHEPARD/ Lab mix puppies,
$50. 716-8818 or 642-8010.


LOST 9/21, Shepherd/ Mutt mix, female,
Maggie. Brown/Black. 24" to back, floppy
ears, missing right upper canine tooth.
8yrs. old. 904-333-3913,
cap2@comcast.net REWARD
HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
dogs. 246-3600.
LOST LARGE, black, male lab, green
camouflage collar, very friendly, very
missed. Please call 866-0064.



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this category please call 904-249-9033 or
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Send photos and information to
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PART TIME Data Entry. 2pm-7pm, M-F.
30-year-old consulting company located at
Hodges Blvd. and JTB is seeking to fill
their Data Entry position. Reliability a
must! Basic computer skills are required,
knowledge of Word & Outlook necessary.
Must be able to accurately input customer
information into a computerized database
system. Experience in answering a
multi-line telephone system is desired.
$7.50-$8:00/hr. Please email your resume
to: email@balescompany.com or Fax to
421-2100.
PART-TIME help wanted. Up to $12/hr. If
you are creative, opinionated, or just love
surfing the web, we need your help. If you
have time and basic computer skills, we
will pay you to surf the internet and blog.
Must be at least 16 yrs old. Send resume
or basic contact info to
jhartman@yovia..com
DRY CLEANER needs PT Counter Help,
$8/per/hour. 333-8572.

LPN'S
Needed for Home Health and Hospice
Shifts: starting at $19/hr. Apply with North
Florida Health Services, at
www.NFHSonline.com or call us at
(904)241-1656.


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*BEACH DRIVERS*
Taxi Drivers needed to work Beach and
Intercoastal'areas, at least 23 yrs. old,
good driving record. Call 249-0360.
HAIR STYLIST- Immediate openings in
our busy salons for Managers and
licensed Stylists. Guaranteed hourly and
benefits. Fun work environment and excel-
lent free adv. Redken training. Call Nicole
@ 904-236-6323. EOE.
FULL CHARGE Bookkeeper, Quickbooks,
Creative Solutions Acctg. Experience a
plus. Pleasant work environment at the
beach. Send resume to :
careers @thegriggsgroup.com


Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
0967.

HOUSEKEEPER
Full-Time. ,Mon. -Fri. with great benefits
and work environment at a premier retire-
ment community. Experience preferred..
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.
CAREGIVERS
AMERICAN HOME Companions seeks
experienced caregivers for the elderly.
Must drive and be able to work weekends.
318-1980.
MASONS (BLOCK), Ironworkers, Skilled
Construction Personnel, Laborers, with
transportation. 726-5661.
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.
LINE COOKS & Hostesses needed. Top
wages. Must be able to work weekends.
Apply in person, see Vince or Tom, 127
1st Ave. N., rear blue door, 12-2pm. Cam-
peche Bay. 249-3322.
HOME CLEANERS full-time/ part-time, re-
liable car & phone, $10-$12 per hour, call
223-5033.


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EXPERIENCED BREAKFAST Cook/ Man-
ager. Call 273-0006.
SALES POSITION available. Knowledge
of cleaning required.. Clean driving record
or transportation required. Fax resume to
270-8866.
HOTEL HOUSEKEEPER needed, experi-
ence a must. Call (904)249-9981.
CLEANERS FOR construction cleanup
needed. 904-422-7114.
MID LEVEL practitioner (ARNP, PNP, PA)
needed for busy pediatric office at the
beach, FT/PT. Fax CV.to 642-2344.


ATLANTIC BCH Seaplace, lovely 2/2,
steps to ocean, furnished/ unfurnished,
$1200/mo. (904)887-5005.


NEPTUNE BEACH, on Third St., great
signage, 700sf., $700/mo. 993-4011.
PRIME 650SQ FT. Neptune Beach busi-
ness office. Ample parking, 3rd Street sig-
nage, handicap access, immediate availa-
bility. Call 246-9520.


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ISLE OF Palms, 3BR/2BA, garage, fenced
yard. $1300/mo. Cell 343-1437 George.
NEAR MAYO, short term rental, 3/2, fur-
nished or unfurnished. Starting at
$1500/mo. Independent Brokers & Associ-
ates Inc. 247-4333 or 710-3111.
CYPRESS COVE, 3BR/2BA, 2 car ga-
rage. New carpet and paint, fireplace,
$1200/mo., 860-1756.


BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.
OFFICE ASSISTANT needed for real es-
tate office, computer literate. License a
plus. Fax resume to (904)249-2841 or e-
mail to: marisol@firsttrustrealestate.com


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October 19, 2007


The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader


Classified 5


KUHN FLOWERS
We are currently accepting applications
for a permanent full time Sales Associate
We offer competitive salary, paid vacation,
and medical & dental insurance. We are a
drug free workplace. Apply in person at
832-10 A1A North, Ponte Vedra. No
phone calls please.
LABORERS, CARPENTERS (all types),
Scaffold Erectors, Ironworkers, Skilled
Construction Personnel, excellent pay with
transportation, 726-5661.
PARK RANGER
City of Atlantic Beach, $10.90/hr.;
$436/wk.; $22,672/yr. Responsible for
custodial & grounds keeping activities in
maintaining parks & recreation areas with-
in the city. Must have valid FL drivers
license & be able to obtain First Aid &
CPR certification within 6 months of hire.
Application accepted until 10/24/07, 800
Seminole Rd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233.
For more info call (904)247-5820 or visit
www.coab.us. No smokers/ tobacco
users. Drug testing conducted. EOE.
FT/PT COOK & servers for assisted living
facility. Apply in person Ashford Court,
1700 The Greens Way, Jax Beach.
** HAIRSTYLIST **
TOP pay, insurance & benefits. No clien-
tele needed. Busy salon. 519-0004.


MAINTENANCE WORKER and Electri-
cians Helper. Must have own transporta-
tion Contact Michael, 859-0949.
GENERAL MAINTENANCE Handyman
Helper. Must have tools and transporta-
tion. Start $9/hr. 35hrs/wk. Call 307-2841.
FRAMING CARPENTERS for established
company. Drug free work place. Benefits.
241-2721.
FULL-TIME FLORAL Designer/ Manager,
Full-time Receiving Manager part-time
Cashiers, part-time paint department, Full-
time & part-time carry out. Procter Ace
Hardware and Floral Imporium. 870 A1A
N. Ponte Vedra Beach. 285-8101.
RECEPTIONIST- FAST paced orthopae-
dic practice located at the beach looking
for full-time receptionist. Mon- Fri,
40hrs/wk. Hours vary between 7am-6pm.
Must have minimum 2 yrs experience in
medical practure. Full benefits. Fax re-
sume: (904)241-7331.
HAIR & Nail Booth rentals, $200 per
week. In South Jax Beach, on 3rd Street.
246-2121.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Answer multi-line phone, computer/ cleri-
cal work. $9-$10/hr.. M-F, FT or PT.
Great office environment. Near UNF/
FCCJ. Fax resume (904)928-0266.


LULU'S WATERFRONT GRILLE
Servers needed for high volume intra-
coastal waterway restaurant, top money
working w/great staff, as seen in February
issue of Southern Living Magazine.
285-0139.
FT/PT LEGAL Assistant for General Prac-
tice in Neptune Bch. 5+ yrs. exp. Fax re-
sume w/salary req. (904)242-8716.
HAIR DRESSER needed for upscale,
busy salon in Ponte Vedra. Booth rental
or commission. Please call 994-7408 or
280-4247.
COOKS
Full time. PM Cook and AM Cook in Nutri-
tional Services Department at a premier
retirement community. Experience in skil-
led nursing environment preferred. Ex-
cellent benefits and management team.
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.
DRIVERS- TOP Pay & excellent home-
time! We train Car Haulers! Superior ben-
efits package! CDL-A w/2 years OTR ex-
perience. (800)889-8139.
FRAMERS & Framers Helpers. Must have
transportation. Call 314-3552.


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SYSTEM-WIDE JOB FAIR

Nursing, Nursing Support, Clinical Professionals,
Professionals, Trades and Services, Clerical
Thursday, October 25th 2:00pm to 5:00pm

At these convenient locations:


Baptist Medical Center Downtown
Qnd Wolfson Children's Hospital
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Baptist Beaches

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Baptist South
Inteistote 95 E. 14550C Old St Augustine Road
MarOi Concouse

Baptist Nassau
1250 .:.lh 1 8th Shieel
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Ferrnandrno Beach






HEALTH
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Depend On LUs For Life.


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HAMILTON AND Co. Total Image Salon
located at the corner of Atll. Blvd. & 3rd St.
has openings for booth renters or commis-
sion positions. For info call 241-1020.

CLASS A & B
MECHANICS NEEDED
for LOCAL CAR HAUL Co.
Jacksonville, FL terminallocation
Must have own tools.
Great Pay, Benefits &
401K. CDL -A a plus.
Apply in person or call us today!
848 Eastport Road
904-696-2042










Perfect Part-Time Job!
(Full-Time Too!)
Home Cleaners
$200 $400/wk.
Flexible Daytime
Schedule
Work Near Home
Own Transportation
Required







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


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


NOTICE TO READERS
WARNING: WHILE this newspaper-does
not knowingly accept business opportunity
ads which require you to pay a fee to get
information or that refer you to 976-or 900-
phone numbers which will result in sub-
stantial charges to your phone bill, the
newspaper cannot guarantee the validity
of offerings in this classification. If any ad-
vertiser requires you to incur phone serv-
ice charges or pay a fee to learn the na-
ture of the opportunity, please report it to
The Beaches Leader, 249-9033.
NATION'S PREMIER Benefit Company.
Outstanding Advance Commissions,
FT/PT. Call 877-815-2654.


Commercial Cleaning
Be in business for yourself- not by yourself
Stratus guarantees:
Customers No Sales
Partial Financing:
S* Training & Support
Flexible Hours PT/FT
Accounts available now/Join the Leader'
Call qq04222-8405


SBULING SOLUTIONS
iji BUILDING SOLUTIONS


ACTIVE NANNY honest, dependable,
transportation & references. $10-$12/hr.,
any area. CPR & First Aid. P/T or F/T.
260-4915.
CERTIFIED IN-HOME Daycare. 6wks.
and up. Call Becky 312-2530.
IS YOUR child ready for Kindergarten? 3
hr/day; free Pre-K Readiness at beaches
Academy, 1725 Penman Road. Only 6
spaces left. www.beachesacademy.com
246-3885.
OPENINGS IN One's, Three's and VPK.
www.beachesacademy.com 246-3885,
1725 Penman Rd., Jax Bch, FL.
OPENINGS IN Ones and Threes- Accred-
ited Preschool Readiness, Full Time
classes; discount fees available. 25 years
experience; voted "Beaches Favorite"
three years'05, '06, '07. Beaches Acade-
my, 1725 Penman Road, www.beachesa-
cademy.com 246-3885.



IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com
COMPASSIONATE CARE Giver, HHA; 28
years experience, loving, honest, quality
care; all hours available, including over
night; meal prep, cleaning, errands, doctor
appointments. References/ background
check available. St. Johns/ Duval Coun-
ties $12/hr., 392-7309.
IN-HOME CARE by VISITING ANGELS.
Providing the best caregivers with top ref
& criminal checks for meal-prep, errands,
respite care, companionship and more. Af-
fordable. Call us 'for a free in-home
assessment at 904-725-8222.
www.visitingangels.com Lic. #229886.



Honest & Dependable.
CNA Certified.
24/7
Reasonable Rates
Care with a Loving Heart.
For more info
Call: Gena, 329-2781
or Elaine, 887-3665




OCEAN KAYAK, seats, paddles. Excel-
lent condition. New $875; now $500.
208-0384.
INVACARE PRONTO 2 electric wheel
chair, like new. Cost $6500 new, will sacri-
fice for $800 OBO .249-5185 or 803-9729
S(cell) any time.
FRONT LOADER Washer/ Dryer $300.
Refrigerator, bottom freezer $300.
Self-clean stove $100. Jax Beach.
(478)747-9490.
PALM CASUAL outdoor furniture. Table,
chairs, ottoman, seat glider, $170.
463-2006.
QUEEN, SOFABED, white wicker pieces;
other items available, 249-1384.
FISH TANK- 55 gallon w/ accessories &
pump, and large wooden cabinet/ stand
$100, 781-7774.
DOG HOUSE, medium sized wood with
shingled roof. $20. 246-3407.
MATCHING COFFEE & sofa table, marble
& glass top, $120 both. 249-2737.
WASHER, DRYER, $100 for pair,
707-8477.
SOLID OAK dining room table, w/eaf &
2 swivel rocker chairs $150 OBO. Patio
table, chairs $35. 247-8216.
SONY 60" Widescreen HD Projection TV,
only 4 years old. Excellent condition- Sell
. for'$ lQ01'OBOQ Call 641-2999 if intereit-"
ecd'.',- 11 1" -. .. . .. . . I. .
GRAND OPENING
Hand crafted indoor/ outdoor furnishings.
Visit our online showroom:
www.splintersnmore.com.
CUSTOM SILKSCREEN & EMBROI-
DERY. Tee Shirts, Hats, Shirts, Bags,
etc. Low minimums & set-up fees. No set-
up charge on 100 pieces or more.
(904)607-8029.


WHIRLPOOL WASHER & dryer, $175.
641-9667, 838-5411.
TWO RIDING lawn mowers, 17hp & 11hp,
$500 for both, 236-8095.
SOLOFLEX (BABY Boomer's all- in- one
gym) needs a garage home. Call
553-6725.
AT&T PARTNER phone system. 5 phones
installed for $899. 249-8877.
PARADIGM SUBWOOFER- $200, 6ft oak
stereo cabinet $100, modern 5-armed
floor lamp-$75. 642-8052.

APPLIANCES
Smooth top stove, microwave, S/S refrig-
erator, $200. 221-2235.
GOLF: PLAY Sawgrass TPC Stadium
Course. 4 passes $600. 525-3335.
COSTUME SALE! Dressup/ Halloween,
prices negotiable. Wed., 10/17, 3:30-7pm;
Thurs.,-10/18, 3:30-7pm; Fri., 10/19, 4-
6pm. Nancy Dance Studio, 1368 Beach
Blvd. (near Ollie Koalas), 241-8349.
NEW 1/2 hp. Meyers shallow well pump.
Cost $192.59, sell $125. 343-1460.
LIFT CHAIR, originally $850, like new, will
sell for $300; walker, two swivel kichen
chair w/rollers. 992-7397.
POOL TABLE, AMF 7' furniture quality.
Needs work, $1000 OBO, 249-2789.
HOT TUB, Hot Springs Solana, 2-3 per-
son, $1200 OBO, 249-2789.
QUEEN SIZE Pillowtop, Mat/Box/Frame,
in excellent, spotless condition. $180. Can
deliver. 246-1832.
SOFA (BLUE), cotton nylon, 3 sectional,
2 recliners & table, $1200 OBO. Also king
size head board, solid oak $275 OBO.
249-0622.
THREE 24 bulb Tanning Beds, .$800/ea.
OBO. Call Tom (904)220-2012.
WHITE QUEEN poster bed w/canopy
from Bombay $200; oriental rug $200;
free standing basketball hoop $100; elec-
tric keyboard w/stand $75; scooter w/light-
up wheels $50. 710-3862;
GRANITE TOPS FOR LESS
Save on granite counter tops and vanities.
Free estimates Call Buddy 249-1860
www.GraniteTopsForLess.com
COMPLETE TWIN bed w/sheets, comfort-
er, matching valances $195. Dolphin ped-
estal coffee table $50. 270-1389.
NEW CURIO CABINET made by Pulaski
"Keepsakes Collection", won on TPIR.
$800 OBO. 476-5434.


HAMMOND ORGAN w/stool, Leslie Ani-
mation, excellent condition, $500 OBO.
Call 242-0189 or 616-6227.


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


ART SALE! Beautiful handpainted TAT-
TOO FLASH and JAGUAR GLASS-
WARE. Many other unique decorative ac-
cessories and gifts by LOCAL BEACH
ARTISTS. No two pieces alike. Pick your
favorite or commission a piece! Saturday,
Oct. 20, 618 1st St., Neptune Beach,.
8am-noon.. Rain Cancels.







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PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZING byLaura. AFFORDABLE CLEANING SERVICE. WINSOR LAWN Service, Inc. Competitive
868088. office garage, Many years experience; references availa- rates. Call Alan. 237-5301.
868-4088. ble. Call Kelly for estimate, 238-9040. ,QL ^.. .. oUr, M, ,,


EVICTION SERVICES
OF NORTH FLORIDA
An affordable way for tenant removal.
For more information call 904-861-7325.
VIDEO DATING AND VIDEO RESUMES.
Call Dixie at 904-994-7157.


SDAN

The DEPENDABLE HANDYMAN
from changing a lightbulb
to changing the color of your house

NO JOB IS TOO ODD!
*TILING PRESSURE WASHING PAINTING
QUALITY DEPENDABLE HONEST
S.FREE ESTIMATES

241-6102
LICENSED & INSURED


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



ORGANIZING- CLEANING: Home, office,
closets. Also sewing, landscaping. Refer-
ences. 221-0801.
AFFORDABLE WINDOW CLEANING,
15 years experience. Reasonable prices,
low minimum rates, weekend appoint-
ments available. (904)525-7419.
LICENSED, INSURED & bonded cleaning
service, now accepting new accounts.
13yrs experience. Mention this ad for $10
off first cleaning for new customers. Call
for free estimate. 307-0321.


THE VERY best in housekeeping. Twenty
years experience- PV area. Finest care for
your home: laundry, silver polishing. Ex-
cellent references. Diana Dempsey,
853-6680.
LET ME do the dirty work. Detailed house
cleaning. Weekly, monthly, move-ins or
move-outs. Call Zee 422-5226.
WHITE GLOVE! I get what others miss!
Call 994-0189.
CLEANING SERVICE. Take the worry out
of your work week and let someone else
do the chores. Detailed, dependable, and
honest. 15yrs. experience. 403-9474.
OFFICE CLEANING ONLY
Beaches area
Bonded. Call 742-0193
CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING
with new anti-allergen fabric rinse,
223-0591.



BEACH BOYS Firewood. Pickup or Deliv-
ery. Call 759-1612.


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


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

Computer and Printer Repair Services,
virus protection, upgrades, LAPTOPS too.
Commercial & Residential Service
throughout Duval and St. Johns County.
Our shop, your home or business. Atlantic
Laser, 1521 Penman Rd., Jax Beach. Call
247-3234.
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this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com



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this category please call 904-249-9033 or
e-mail: classified@beachesleader.com



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

ED'S LAWNCARE
Dependable Quality Service. Reasonable
rates. 821-0737.


W, MIV lllI AW lCInbVIU.ri, I. 'ail
Pam 742-7769.
CHEAP MOE'S! Complete lawn service.
Most yards only $25. (904)422-0593.
PRIME MAINTENANCE, INC.
"A Professional Lawn Maintenance Co."
Other services include: Landscape Design
& Installation, Tree work, Mulching, Clean-
ups & more. Licensed/ Insured.
FREE ESTIMATES (904)535-2515
KEN'S LAWN CARE
Cutting, edging, weed-eating, landscap-
ing, pressure washing, grading and sod-
ding. Free estimate. 252-6112.
LANDSCAPE BY Linus. Yard Cleahup
Specialist. Weekly/ Bi-monthly. Licensed/
Insured/ Affordable. 294-2269.
ENDLESS SUMMER Lawncare. Free esti-
mates. Professional customer service.
Mowing, edging, weeding, trimming- trees,
shrubs. Licensed & insured. Residential &
commercial. CALL US FIRSTI 270-2664.


JAMES WYNNE REPAIRS, INC.
Block & Brick Masonry. New construction,
additions, repairs. Licensed & Insured.
333-1388.


IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com
SMALL TIME MOVING.
Small to medium moves/ any distance/ flat
rates. Garage clean-outs. (904)242-0020.



Safe roof cleaning. Deck & fence
restoration. Pressure washing. Licensed &
Insured. Call Kevin 994-0045.
KEN'S PRESSURE Washing & Lawn
Service. Houses & driveways. Free esti-
mates. 252-6112.


QUALITY WORK FOR LESS on all
Interior & Exterior Painting, Pressure
Washing & Home Repairs. Free estimate.
Jeff 881-4223.
RELIABLE INTERIOR/ exterior painting,
pressure washing, drywall, texture, wall
coverings. Licensed, insured, references.
25 years experience. (904)403-7389.
www.paintersyoucantrust.com
RANDY BEAVER, Inc. Painting Wallpa-
pering Commercial & Residential. Great
local references. Honest, dependable. Call
for the estimate you can agree with,
608-0249.
BEACHES HOME SERVICES. Painting,
free estimates, work guaranteed, licensed.
610-7768.
NICK'S PAINTING
A quality paint job, period. Free estimates.
LLC. Call Nick (904)316-1683.
AA PAINTING, ALL AROUND REPAIRS:
Wallpaper removal, Drywall and Wood
Repairs. and Pressure Washing. 33yrs.
experience. Lic.Ins. 229-9389.


A PLUS QUALITY PAINTING, INC. Top
knotch work guaranteed. Competitive pric-
ing. Painting, trim, carpentry, wood repair,
pressure washing. Licensed/ Insured.
Free estimates. 861-9500.
PAINTING & PRESSURE WASHING
Fire fighter owned & operated,
reasonable rates,
Interior & exterior
Call 874-2707.


Just Joe
SPainting /.
& Wallpapering,
Pressure Washing
Quality craftsmanship by
Joe DiMauro
30 years experience
Licensed Insured References
www.justjoepainting.com
Now Accepting CPI
(904) 373-0680 (904) 229-9542


Beaches Office (904) 241-5414
Westside Office (904) 786-9827
Cell (904) 714-8400



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this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @ beachesleader.com


IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @ beachesleader.com
FOR ANY major or minor repairs, clogged
drains, tile work, irrigation. Complete bath-
room remodels. Any new construction. No
job too big or small. CFC1427375.
Licensed & insured. 424-1359.


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


HOME IMPROVEMENTS wood, tile, dry-
wall & paint with 40yrs exp. Master car-
penter, Steve 241-7838.


WOOD REPAIRS. Termite & Rotten
wood, siding, stucco, repairs. Licensed
General Contractor. 247-2274.
ACTION DRYWALL PAINTING
Hanging, Finishing, Texturing. 20yrs. ex-
perience. Free Estimates. Licensed/ Insur-
ed. (904)535-3955.


S NELIGAN *

CONSTRUCTION

Specializing in Remodeling,
Additions, Decks, Repairs,
Vinyl Soffits, Gutters
Roof Repairs & Re-Roofing
for the home or office.
(904) 247-3777
Certified Builder Certified Roofer
Lic. CB-C059536 Lic. CCC1325888
Member of thie Better Business Bureau'



HANDYMAN SERVICE
All fields of construction. Remodeling,
Fences, Decks, Painting, & more! 25
years experience. Licensed/ Insured. No
job to small! Free Estimates. 703-2054,
223-5720.
HANDYMAN- EXPERIENCED and very
dependable for quality repairs, service
calls, painting, improvements and miscel-
laneous jobs. DAVE. 246-6628.
DRYWALL REPAIR, Painting, Quarter
Round, painted or stained, installed.
Shelves, built-in, misc. small jobs. Li-
censed/ Insured. 246-0363.
QUALITY HOME REPAIR: Painting,
Wood Repair, Trim, Crown Moulding,
Pressure Washing, Flooring and more.
17yrs. experience. Licensed/ Insured.
861-9500.
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this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @ beachesleader.com

NELIGAN CONSTRUCTION
ROOFING DIVISION
ROOF REPAIRS & Re-Roofing. Trust a li-
censed professional. See our ad. under
Remodeling/Construction. State Certified
Roofer #CCC1325888. Member BBB
247-3777.


PALM TREE TRIMMING
Free Estimates. Call 710-1030.
PALMS TRIMMED. Enhance the beauty
of your trees. Southside Tree, 318-0569
Alan DeLoach

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


STILE & STONE INSTALLATION
Complete Bathroom Remodeling including
plumbing (shower pan replacement). Any
& All Floor Areas including backsplashes
& countertops..Licensed & Insured w/25
years experience & Free Estimates. Call
David (904)591-1691 10% off with this ad.


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

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5th year anniversary special. Will beat any
written estimate, next 7 days.
904-755-7403. CCC1326983.


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October 19, 2007


AUCTION, FRIDAY, 7PM, Oct. 5-19,
Nov. 2-16, Dec. 7-21.
www.AnjeAuctions.net AB2659, AU3713,
AU3714. 9800 Beach Blvd. 248-0926


WE BUY Scrap Gold for Cash! Estate and
old jewelry, Rolexes. 241-1889.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com



BIG SALE- Don't miss! Lots of tools, mow-
ers, yard equipt., chest freezer, collecti-
bles, afghans & more. Sat. 7:30-?, rain
date 10/27, 2006 Grove St.
MULTI-FAMILY, FRIDAY, Saturday, Sun-
day, 8:30am-3pm. 9 San Pablo Circle
South. No Early Birds.


FALL FESTIVAL
Christmas in the Pumpkin Patch:. arts &
crafts, children games, food and drinks.
Sat., Oct. 20, 9am-4pm. 400 Penman Rd.
TOPS CLUB Yard Sale, Friday Oct 19th,
8am-12pm., 2029 Florida. Blvd, (across
from The Beaches School). Large selec-
tions of items. Rain date Sat., Oct 20.
8am- 12pm.
2-FAMILY GARAGE Sale, Saturday
10/20, 8-1pm, 1828 Leeward Ln.
MOVING SALE! Dining table, 4,chairs,
wardrobe, glass/ chrome shelves, sofa,
and more, 249-8351.



STORAGE UNIT Clearance! Everything
must go! 2 queen beds, $40 each; Dell
laptop, $150; 34inch TV, new, $150;
dresser, end tables, lamps, pictures, mir-
rors, lots of kitchen stuff, plus a whole lot
more. Sat., 8am-12noon, 708 Aquatic Dr..


SAIUHUAY, -iP'M, aU2 tn Ave. S. LOts THREE FAMILY sale, Saturday Oct 20th,
of great stuff. 8am-12pm. 1721 Sea Oats Dr.


MULTI-FAMILIY SALE Saturday, 9am-?,
912 Patricia Lane. Cleaning out garages,
furniture, bikes, a lot of good stuff.
BIG YARD- SALE! Sat., 8-?, 3620 Eunice
Rd. (Isle of Palms).
YARD SALE, Friday at 5pm. $1 each
item. 118 34th Avenue South. Cash only.
SATURDAY, 8A-2P, 1106 16th St. N.
Household, children, toys, cheap.
RIP TIDE BLVD. Multi-family, Saturday,
8am. Baby items, furniture, electronics,
holiday, bikes, golf items, misc. household
items.


SUNDAY, 8AM-2PM, 345 1st Street.
Clothes, baby stuff & furniture.
THE HOUSE: 22' Hydra Sport boat, furni-
ture, treadmill, exercise equipment, china
cabinet, 100 bottle wine cooler, women'a
clothes, lots of misc. Friday, Saturday,
Sunday, 8am-?, 510 Orchid St.
HUGE SALE! Fine arts and custom ready
made frames at astonishingly low prices.
Sat. Oct. 20, 10am-4pm. 363 Atlantic
Blvd., Suite 2, 249-2222.


SATURDAY 8AM-12PM, 37 Millie Drive, 4- FAMILIES- Something for everyone!
miscellaneous household, center pieces. Saturday, 8-?, 24 DolphinBlvd.


etc.


FRIDAY/ SATURDAY, 9am-2pm. Moving
appliances, furniture, toys, etc. Rain or
Shine. 936 4th Ave. N.
SAT., 8AM, Oct. 20, TV, tools.. 3889
Poinciana Blvd., Jax Beach
GARAGE/ ESTATE Sale: Sat., Sun., 9am,
711 15th Avenue South.
SATURDAY, 10AM-NOON, 576 Marsh-
view Dr.. Miscellanous items.
INTERIOR DECORATOR Sale!, Furniture,
decorative items, women's clothes (The
Limited, BCBG), boy's clothes. Saturday,
8am-lpm, 3353 Zephyr Way North, Rip
Tide Subdivision off South Beach Pkwy.
FIVE FAMILIES, ONE LOCATION! Vin-
tage collectibles, modern decor, furniture,
clothes, toys, and more. 1105 1st Ave. N.
Saturday, 8am-1pm, Sunday, 9am-12pm.
1157 18TH St. N, Fri./ Sat. Moving- All
must go! Furniture, household, tools,
crafts, plants, misc.
612 13TH Avenue North, Saturday, 9am.
Womens clothes, interesting bits and
pieces, art no kids stuff.
YARD SALE: furniture, linens, china, etc.,
Sat., 10/20, 8am-12pm, 3656 Isabella
Blvd.
700 BLOCK of 9th Avenue South. Friday
and Saturday.


YARD SALE! Saturday, 10/20, 8am-2pm,
900 1stStreet.
REMODELING/ DOWNSIZING furniture,
miscellaneous housewares, clothing, cos-
tumes, lots of stuff. Saturday, 8am-2pm,.
609 Cherry Street., nearestt cross street
McCullum & Valley Forge.)
HALLOWEEN ITEMS, furniture, banks,
glassware, collectables, old/ rare books,
toys, games, clothes, linens, software,
office & school supplies, Christmas,
Thanksgiving, plants. Multifamily, 1000s of
items. 1001 Florida Blvd., Fri. & Sat., 7am-
3pm.
2 FAMILY. 210 and 211 South St., Satur-
day, 8:30am-2:30pm. A little bit of every-
thing. No early birds please.


THAT'LL BE THE DAY


SATURDAY, 8AM-2PM, 403 Seaspray
Ave., off Seminole Rd. Atlantic Beach.


2000 CELEBRITY 18' Bowrider.
Mercruiser, In/out, 200hp. Great for wa-
tersports or cruising. Exc. cond., garage
kept, 250 hours, custom trailer. $12K
OBO. (407)509-7660.
BOAT STORAGE in PV. Visit
www.MarinaClubPV.com
BOAT SLIP For Rent, Harbortown Marina,
40' with water & electric, $500. 463-2845.


2002 HONDA REBEL 250, red, excellent
condition. 9251miles, $1700. 2002 HD
Hugger. Mint condition, windshield, sad-
dle bags, forward pegs. Only 3464 miles.
$6500,.568-7139.
2000 HONDA Sabre, 1100cc V-twin, low
miles, windshield, mustang seat, back
rest. Asking $4500 OBO. Phone 247-1733
for appt.


1994 CHEVY S10 '$1500, 99K miles,
great condition inside/ out, new paint, new
17" Eagle alloys/ tires, engine needs
some work. (904)477-7019.
2000 Silverado LS Z71, 95K miles, Rhino,
Leer topper, white w/grey leather int, tow
pkg. excellent cond. Call Sam at
249-3403.
1996 CHEVY S10 extended cab, excellent
condition, low miles, auto transmission,
bed liner, split rear window, new tires.
$4500 OBO. 887-9030.


FURNITURE, HOUSEHOLD Goods, 1995 ASTRO Van, AT., 6cyl., racks.
bikes, men's clothing. Saturday, 8am-$300 ortre fmide or larger
5pm. 9 Red Snapper Lane. scooter. Call 673-7016.


217 & 219 San Juan Drive. Saturday
8am-2pm, great stuff you don't want to
miss.


SATURDAY, 8AM-1PM. Toys, craft sup-
plies, fabrics, costumes, houseware items,
clothes, furniture, books and more. Off
San Pablo. 2379 Covington Creek Dr.
West.
HEY! You just have to come to this Ga-
rage Sale to help us pay for this ad. Small
appliances, office and patio furniture,
desk, filing cabinets, chairs, books, linens,
clothes, needlecraft kits and supplies, set
of dishes. Almost new Emerilware Cook-
ware set. Storage boxes, bicycles, Kar-
aoke Machine, canning supplies and
more. Saturday, 8am-4pm, rain or shine.
2958 Canyon Falls Dr. Villages of Pablo.
223-2220.
GATELY ROAD Community Sale between
Kernan and Girvin. Mt. Pleasant Woods
Dr.,.Mariah Ann Ct., Tiger Creek Ln., Sar-
ah Towers, Gately Oaks Ln., Sun Marsh,
Sun Palms, and Gately Ct., Saturday,'
8am-noon. Furnitures, rugs, treasures and
more.
MOVING SALE- Dining, bedroom & pool
furn. Oct. 20th, 8-12am, San Pablo area,
14221 Pine Island Dr. 992-8967.
FRI., SAT. 8am, Eclectic collection of
housewares. 1733 Indian Springs Drive,
Atlantic near Girvin.


CYPRESS VILLAGE. Big collection of
continental porcelain. St. Louis crystal,
set Towle sterling, more! Dolls, linens,
jewelry, Lalique, orient rugs. Rooms of
antique french cabinets, demi-lune, mir-
rors, bedroom, lamps. Amer. pie safe,
chests, secretary. Sale Thurs. 9-4, Fri. 9-
3, Early No's @ 8am, Thurs. @ 204 4th
Ave. S., Jax Bch. (Malabar). Enter from
2nd St. (road construction) @ 8am. Thurs.
After 8:15am, go directly to 4588 Middle-
ton Pk., Cir. W., Cypress Village, China
Cat, 241-0344 chinacatantiques.com


2003 FORD Thunderbird convertible with
hard top charcoal gray, 35k miles,
$23,500, 270-1707.
-1992 DODGE Van 3 Row Sherrod cus-
tom. White. $1800. 614-1001.
2001 SUBARU Forester. Great condition.
94K miles. AT, AWD, PW, extra large pwr
sunroof, leather, luggage rack, heated
seats, like new upgraded Goodyear tires.
Must see and drive. $9800. Call 813-9566.
1999 HONDA Prelude; hard to find, H22V-
Tech, excellent condition, $8400,
608-6640.
2000 FORD Expedition, Eddie Bauer,
loaded, X- clean, $8300 OBO.
904-200-0121.
1995 NISSAN Maxima, cold A/C, sunroof,
218,000 miles, runs good, $2000.
(904)241-6109 or (904)233-8282.
2005 PT CRUISER CONVERTIBLE Tour-
ing, Turbo 13,000 mi. LEATHER, loaded,
gorgeous vanilla w/taupe top. Under war-
ranty. Must sell. Need minivan. $14,495.
(904)294-2304.
1998 CHEVY Malibu, 172K miles; well
maintained, looks good, runs good. Needs
water pump. $1500 OBO, 651-6479.

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24 Must
25 Sources of
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27 Orange item
28 Chess piece
29 Cheese
variety
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31 Play opener
34 Shorebird
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36 Refusal
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musical scale
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abbr.
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Fleming
47 Scorch
48 Bleaters
49 Sunday
54 Aleppo's
location:
abbr.
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speedily
56 Loans
57 Upped
58 Gets moldy
59 Fine materials
60 Stable fare
61 Away
64 Georgia, for
one
65 Calendario
periods
66 X times XCI
69 Friday
72 Frost
73 Two of Henry
VII's wives
74 Operate
75 Gold, in
Mexico
76 Early
Peruvian
77 British pen
78 Monday
84 Past times
85 Tasks


86 Emanation
87 Donates
88 Unite
89 Yellowish hue
90 Licensed
amateurs
91 Egrets and
flamingos
94 Overindulge
95 Kingston
resident
99 Greek Muse
100 Thursday, in
the U.S.A.
102 Long-tailed
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Marino
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Robertson
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item
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3 Repair
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2-year-old
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mountain
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positions
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Beaver"
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yarn
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innocuous
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22 out
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27 Animal shelter
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33 Stopwatch
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sef'oritas
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38 Give in
40 Breaks
41 "The Seven
Little _";
1955 Bob
Hope film


42 Discovers
43 Names for
French girls
47 RBIs and
ERAs
49 Word of
agreement
50 Inventor
Howe
51 Triangular
deposit
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53 Good
Feelings
(1817-1823)
55 Regions
58 Force back
59 Skilled
note-taker
60 Soup variety
61 Saw
62 Trite
63 Bishops'
gathering
64 Poor
neighbor
hoods
65 Field: pref.
66 Single-family
home
alternative
67 Harsh-voiced
bird
68 Doc's photos
70 Investigate
71 Go over;
fight about
72 Ability to see


what
should have
been done
78 Fling
79 Helen Hunt
Jackson
novel heroine
80 Cube inventor
81 Ultimatum
82 More sordid
83 Deprive of
personnel
85 Courtroom
figure
88 Early life
89 Divided
90 Le _, France
91 Tuesday,_
92 Length times
width
93 Curse
94 Mets' home
95 Lively dances
96 402
97 Swiss river
98 TV's Science
Guy
& family
100 Recipe abbr.
101 "Our Hearts
Were
Young and

1944 movie


1 Your Horoscope


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The object of the game is to fill all the
blank squares wJith the correct numbers.


Each row, of 9 number rs must, include e all
digit 1 through 9 in any order.
Each column of 9 numbers must include
all digits I through 9 in any order.
Each 3 by 3 subsection of the 9 by 9
square must include all digits 1 through 9.

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by CHARLES COOPER
ARIES (March 21 to April 191 A friend's
innovative business venture tempts you to
lump aboard. Be sure, though, you're well-
versed in this area. If not, your lack of expert-
ise could jeopardize success.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20i You embrace
a community cause. As a result, you find
yourself knocking on doors and garnering sig-
natures. This activity lifts your spirits.
GEMINI iMav 21 to June 201 The creative
side of you needs some indulgence. At the
same time, don't let this Interfere with work
duties. Later in the week, use discretion when
spending money.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) New opportu-
nities and fresh starts are yours for the taking.
Don't dwell on past mistakes. This will only
steep you in negativity and nay-saying.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) You want to
indulge the flamboyant part of your nature.
However, this isn't the time. Doing so could
break the bank.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You
could be called upon to do an important pres-
entation. Be sure all your facts are straight
You don't want to make an embarrassing
blunder.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 221 Your
enthusiasm is fine. However, that buoyancy
could lead to careless errors on the job. Pay





7i Trivia Time


by WALTER BRANCH
1. What group marked its 15th year together
with a 15-song album titled "15 Big Ones?"
2. What puppet show won a 1953 Emmy as
the best children's program?
3. What was the most ambitious target the
U.S. tried to hit with a rocket in 1958?
4. What French couturier established Rive
Gauche boutiques for ready-to-wear fashions in
1966?
5. What 1958 horror movie was hyped, "It
crawls! It creeps! It eats you alive! Run!"?
6. Who won 42.4 percent of the vote in the
1968 New Hampshire Democratic primary?
7. What was the last name of the brothers


attention to details.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 211
You're more of a leader than a joiner.
However, becoming involved in a friend's
club could lead to business advantages. Over
the weekend, a private discussion with your
mate is fruitful.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December
21) You're expecting too much from a close
friend. whilee your ideals are high and noble,
not everyone can live up to them. Slack off a
bit in order to preserve the relationship.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 191
You need to reconnect with that special some-
one. Invest more time in the relationship. By
week's end, the relationship will be rejuvenat-
ed.
AQUARIUS Llanuary 20 to Februar' 18)
Ever the social butterfly, it's a week of group
activities for you. This extends to work as
well. You positively shine in group projects.
PISCES February 19 to March 20) You need
to put your foot down with a loved one. This
person expects way too much from you.
Don't be afraid to say no.
CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS: Joely Fisher,
October 29; Henry Vinkler, October 30; Dan
Rather, October 31; leff Probst, November 1;
David Schwimmer, November 2; Dennis
Miller, November 3; Matthew McConaughey,
November -.
fcp 2007 DBR Aledia, Inc.


who lived in Bayport in "an old stone house set
in a large, tree-shaded lawn"?
8. How many horses drew Prince Charles and
Princess Diana's carriage on the route away from
their nuptials?
9. Whose literary works usually begin: "It was
a dark and stormy night...?"
10. What variety show was Barry Manilow
once the conductor-arranger for?
Trivia Time Answers
1. The Beach Boys; 2. "Kukla, Fran & Ollie;" 3.
The moon; 4. Yves St. Laurent; 5. "The Blob;" 6.
Eugene McCarthy; 7. Hardy; 8. Four; 9.
Snoopy's; 10. "The Ed Sullivan Show"
(c) 2007 DBR Media, Inc.


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