Ponte Vedra leader
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Place of Publication: Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
Publication Date: November 21, 2007
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Vol. 45. No. 44

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

Pausing at the Pilgrim-making table in Stacy Shepherd's second-grade class Friday are Noah Dorsey (from left), Tala
Eagle, Katie McKinley and Allen Brown.The class did four Thanksgiving activities and heard two Thanksgiving stories
read by volunteer reader Betty Hilton. More photos, A-11.

Sweets are tops on Thanksgiving activities

It was pretty obvious
which of four
Thanksgiving activity cen-
ters was going to be the
most popular among Stacy
Shepherd's second-graders.
The teacher saved the
best for the last when she
announced the centers to
the class at Ponte Vedra-
S Palm Valley Elementary
School on Friday.'
She told the 21 wiggling
bundles of energy that
each student would get to
listen to a story, make a
teepee, make a Pilgrim and
(drumroll, please) ... dec-
orate your own

Thanksgiving cupcake!
At the mention of "your
,own cupcake," soft gasps
came from little mouths,
whispers tittered around
the room and one pair of
hands clapped withglee.
The class already had
heard two Thanksgiving
stories read by their regular
Friday visitor, Betty Hilton,
known by the youngsters
as "Aunt Betty." -
..When.her reading: was
done, Aunt Betty asked the
children seated on the
floor around her to raise
their hands if they want to
tell the class whdre they
will be on Thanksgiving
"Disney," said one happy

voice. "New Hampshire,"
'said another. There was a
Texas, a few mentions of
"here" and a number of
children who said they
were going to see their
Be thankful for your
grandparents. Aunt Betty
said softly, adding,
"Grandmothers need to
have very, very good
..Later, the children
moved in groups from one
Thanksgiving activity to
the other with help from
the teacher and three
moms: Sarah Lemay, Staci
Barnett and Ilene Paige.
Fingers got sticky from
glue at the Pilgrim table

and from icing at the cup-
cake table.
Pilgrims were lined up
on the floor where they
could dry over the week-
And a bigbrown paper
turkey the teacher taped to
a wall began sprouting
paper feathers as each
child took a feather and
wrote on it one thing he or
she is thankful for.
"I am thankful for my
webkins," wrote Carter.
. my family," said
Blake's feather.
. .my mom," said
"I am thankful," wrote
Bree, "for a wonderful

Big plans for holiday travel, UNF survey says

A new University of North
Florida poll shows a majority
of Jacksonville residents
plan to travel long distances
this Thanksgiving, with
most driving instead of fly-
ing to reach their holiday
Among the findings:
Of those planning to
travel, 72 percent said they

will be going more than 100
Almost 76 percent of
those planning to travel'said
they would drive, while 23.6
percent said they would fly.
Turkey was reported as
the No. 1 item on
Thanksgiving dinner plates,
with 56.9 percent reporting
they will serve ham.
About 45 percent of

respondents said they will
eat Thanksgiving dinner
between noon and 3 p.m.
About 29 percent of
those surveyed reported they.
will go shopping on Black
Friday, with 20.9 percent
planning to begin their holi-
day shopping before 5 a.m.
and 29.8 percent between 5
a.m. and 7 a.m.
Only 5 percent of

respondents knew that 1621
was the year of the first
Thanksgiving, but nearly 68
percent knew the
Thanksgiving Day parade in
New York City is called the
Macy's Thanksgiving Day
The computer-assisted
poll, conducted Nov. 9 to
Nov. 15, interviewed 647
Duval County adults.

Erosion study adds

South Ponte Vedra

South Ponte Vedra Beach will be
included in a federal study on
beach erosion despite questions of
adequate beach access, U.S. Rep.
John Mica said Monday.
The Winter Park Republican said
he added to a recent water projects
bill a provision allowing the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers to look at
erosion in any part of St. Johns
Previously, authority to study,
erosion in the county was limited
to Vilano Beach, Summerfield
near Flagler County and St.
Augustine Beach.
"We have a critical situation on
our beaches," Mica said at a beach
erosion summit at the Guana pre-
serve south of Ponte Vedra Beach.,
Throughout the length of Mica's
Seventh Congressional District -
from the Duval/St. Johns County
line to Daytona Beach beaches

are eroding,
some more than
others, Mica
told the audi-
ence of about ,
"We're seeing
the same condi-
tions' up and
down the
Eastern coast- Mica
line," said Col
Paul Grosskruger, commander of
the Corps' Jacksonville district
He was among about two dozen
panel members at Mica's summit
representing local, state and feder-
al governmental entities with
purview over beach issues.
Mica said that part of State, Road
A1A in St. Johns County is within
100 feet of the ocean; adding that
the state's entire emergency budg-
et last year went toward keeping,
A1A from falling into the ocean in
Flagler County.

See EROSION, A-3 .


Members of the Ponte Vedra Soccer Club do battle Saturday during
makeup games at Davis Park. Games were postponed on three week-
ends this season because of soggy fields, and two sets of those games
were canceled. Another photo, A-12.

12T Pete's continues tradition, with permit

Diana Tavares of Ponte Vedra Beach stands with her soon-to-be stu-
dents at a girls' school in Africa. The Peace Corps volunteer's mother is
collecting books for the school. See story, A-9.

This Thanksgiving, Pete's Bar in
Neptune Beach has a city permit for
its annual holiday gathering.
The bar, located at 117 First St.,
has drawn crowds for years on
Thanksgiving Day traditionally
serving Bloody Marys, mimosas and
screwdrivers as a way for mem-
bers of the community to socialize
for a few ,hours while the turkey
cooks. But, after a query last year,
owner Nancy Jensen was required by
the city to obtain a special events
permit, she said.
"We had to meet all kinds of stip-
ulations," she said.
Jensen said that the event has
grown on its own. Crowds fill the
street in front of the bar.
"We've never made a big thing. It
was sort of a secret."
But, with the expanding crowds
packing the streets, the event has
drawn more publicity.
"It really has become a communi-
ty tradition," said Mayor Dick
Brown at a previous city council

City Manager Jim Jarboe is author-
ized to issue four special events per-
mits per year. The permit allows
alcoholic beverages to be consumed
on public property within the city.
Dancin' in the Streets, for example,
is required to have a special events
Jarboe granted permission for the
event based on several conditions,
some of which include that owners
are responsible for providing their
own security, they must close off
First Street from Atlantic Boulevard
to Lemon Street, they must clean up
all debris from the street after the
event, they must provide proof of
liability and there cannot be loud
But, Jensen said "we've never had
one incident."
The event will begin at 9 a.m. and
end at 2 p.m., although the bar will
remain open until 2 a.m., according
to Jensen. Pete's Bar offers a full bar,
but traditionally serves mimosas,
Bloody Mary's and screwdrivers on
Thanksgiving for $4 per drink,
according to Jensen.

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Crowds gather outside Pete's Bar annually on

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I \ Domesticated turkeys cannot fly
S*T.e state of New York officially made Thanksgiving Day an annual
SPIRAL custom in 1817.
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade began in the 1920s
H A M Thanksgiving is celebrated in Canada on the second Monday in
S E A Turkeys can have heart attacks: When the Air Force conducted test
runs that broke the sound barrier, fields of turkeys dropped dead
Turkeys spend the night in trees
A turkey's field of vision is about 270 degrees
Turkeys can run up to approximately 25 miles per hour
/. Some say that a turkey can drown in the rain, although this is widely disputed
S-* Ben Franklin, in a letter to his daughter, proposed the turkey as the official
United States bird.
The.heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 pounds, about the size of a large dog.
SI The turkey was domesticated in Mexico and brought to Europe in the 16th century.
Six hundred and seventy-five million pounds of turkey are eaten each Thanksgiving in
the Linited States.
Forty-five million turkeys are eaten each Thanksgiving.
Twenty-two million turkeys are eaten each Christmas'.
Nineteen million turkeys are eaten each Easter.
The fleshy growth under a turkey's throat is called a wattle.
The costume that "Big Bird" wears on Sesame Street is rumored to be made of turkey feathers.
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that don't appear in the dic-
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disgusting film on the top of
soups and cocoa that sit out
for too long.
Cabnicreep (kab' nih kreep)
- n. The structural condition in
which the closing of one
kitchen cabinet causes another
one to open.
Chipfault (chip' fawlt) n.
The stress point on a potato
chip where it breaks off and
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attractive side of a Christmas
tree that ends up facing the
Dillrelict (dil rel' ikt) n. The
last pickle in the jar that avoids
all attempts to be captured.
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The unclaimed strip of land
between the "you are now
leaving" and "welcome to"
signs when crossing state lines.
Grisknob (grisd' nahb) n.
The end of a drumstick which
always gives the appearance of
having more meat on it than it
actually does.
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of trying to identify a gift by
holding it to your ear and
shaking it.

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kayt) V. To try to predict in
what direction a football will
Slopweaver (slahp' wee
vuhr) n. Someone who has
mastered the art of reposition-
ing the food on his plate to
give the appearance of having
consumed a good portion of it.
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snwrk' ling) n. Frantic gestic-
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hot food and has to take in air
to cool it off.
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Second grade students at Beaches Chapel School prepare for their Thanksgiving feast after disembarking off the
Mayflower. Beaches Chapel School students celebrated Thanksgiving by having a delicious feast of turkey, mashed
potatoes and corn. Classes took imaginary voyages on the Mayflower and packed their bags full of supplies for their

A1A within 100 feet of ocean in St. Johns

- EROSION, from A-1
Among the audience members were
several homeowners from South Ponte
Vedra Beach, where recent storms have
further added to erosion that ocean-
front property owners have been fight-
ing for 18 months.
Mica noted that water projects
throughout the country are backlogged
and waiting for funding.
The $23 billion water resources bill
passed two weeks ago by Congress over
President Bush's veto funds hundreds
of Army Corps of Engineers projects.
The Corps' $1.5 million study of
beach erosion in St. Johns County is
expected to be complete in 2010.
Jerry Scarborough with the Corps'
confirmed that the South Ponte Vedra
Beach area will be part of the study,
even though it may not meet the feder-
al government's requirement for beach
To get 100 percent in matching funds
from the federal government, a project
area must have a public beach access
every one-half mile with adequate park-
ing, Corps officials said.
The study will determine whether
beach access and parking are adequate
for funding renourishment,
Scarborough said.
When the study is complete, it would
take about a year to get Congressional
authority to do any project recom-
mended, Scarborough said.
- "Even if \cu ge-t aithGoulatlioU only
50 to 60 percent of prolec-i gc fund-
ing," M]ica said

St. Johns County Commissioner Cyndi Stevenson (right) chats with Rebecca
Stagg, senior legislative aide to state Sen. Jim King, Monday at a beach ero-
sion summit led by U.S. Rep. John Mica. About two dozen representatives of
local, state and the federal government served on a panel at the summit held
Sin the Environmental Education Center of the Guana Tolomato Matanzas
National Esluarine Research Reserve south of Ponte
Vedra Beach.

Pricey tide clock struck down


A tide clock proposed at Beach
Boulevard and Penman Road was,
unanimously struck down during a
second vote .by the Jacksonville
Beach City Council.
City officials first approved a 30-
foot clock tower at a Nov. 5 meeting
but Mayor Fland Sharp asked the
council to reconsider spending
$135,000 on the purchase.
"Between the time I voted on it
and the time it came to sign [the pur-
chase agreement] I said I want to
reconsider it," Sharp said. "I think
there are a number of reasons why
we might want to reconsider it."
The council approved the purchase
6-1. Councilman Steve Hartkemeyer
originally voted against the tide clock
because he felt the money would be
better spent elsewhere.
Because Sharp voted in favor of the
tide clock, he was able to place the
item back on an council agenda for
"If we reconsider the tide clock do
we reconsider everything else that is
not an absolute necessity to the city
of Jacksonville Beach?" councilman
Pete Mittleman said.
"Do we reconsider the skateboard
park? Do we reconsider the landscap-
ing on 3rd Street. ..and all the things
we've done to make our home and
our community exciting and worth-
while to live in?
The council first discussed the idea
of a tide clock in August while tour-
ing the area on the annual budget
City Manager George Forbes said
the Penman Road realignment was "a
huge achievement" and the tide
clock was proposed as a landmark to
highlight a critical intersection.
"We really wanted this to be focal
point when you enter the city of
Jacksonville Beach. I think as a unit
the City Council felt that would be a
great focal point," Councilman Lee
Buck said.
"But the concern is if this clock
would in any way compete with our
ability to complete the Carver Center
or 9th Street. Both of those to me are
top priorities so if there is any ques-
tion of finances than I would prefer
to put this off until a later date and
see how our money situation works

Hartkemeyer said he is not
opposed to ,the tide clock itself but
rather the price tag.
"I actually think it's a very good
idea," he said. "I'm just a little con-
cerned with the dollars and cents. At
this point with what we are going
through with property tax reform, do
we need to be spending that money
.on a tide clock?"
Adam Gillette, a resident of Ponte
Vedra Beach, said he also had mixed,
feelings about the city's proposed
"I am a surfer. Surfers obviously
depend on the tide but clearly this is
for aesthetic purposes," he said.
Gillette said surfers rely on the
tides to judge the surf conditions
before they get to the beach.
"They wouldn't want to find out
only when they get there. But even
beyond that, What if we wanted to
spend money informing people
about the tide. Is this the best way?"
he said. "It is not useful information
that you couldn't get anywhere else."
On Amazon.com, Gillette said a
Florida Atlantic coast 2008 tide chart
calendar is available for $9.95.
"If we bought one for 9,715 house-
holds in Jacksonville Beach accord-
ing to the 2000 census, it would save
us $38,335.75," he said.
Annual card mail-outs would also
be an effective and inexpensive
method to inform residents about
the tides over the clock's estimated
life expectancy.
Despite the concerns, councilman
Rick Knight said he maintains his
position that the tide clock is the
"right thing for Jacksonville Beach"
just at the wrong time.
"I just don't believe the citizens are
ready to spend this much on some-
thing that is aesthetic and function-.
al," Knight said.
Sharp said he would be more com-
fortable with spending money on a
tide clock once the city is better
informed about the pending tax
He said any of the council mem-
bers can bring the issue back up for
reconsideration at a later date.
"I understand that everyone had
the best of intentions. I agree that it
is something that needs to be post-
poned for now," Gillette said. "Who
would sit there and tell tax payers
that their money would be best spent
on a clock that doesn't tell time?"



Trot away on Turkey
Runners and walkers of all
ages are invited to the
Winston Family YMCA's
"Thanksgiving Day Turkey
Trot" at 9 a.m. Thursday at
Mickler beach access in
Ponte Vedra Beach.
The entry fee is $3 or a
canned food item. The cans
will be given to a food bank
in Jacksonville Beach and the
money will help pay for Y
programs for the needy.
Age divisions for children
are 10 and under (1K), 11 to
14 (3K) and 15 to 18 (5K).

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Highs in the
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lows in the
mid 60s.

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Adult age divisions include:
19 to 30, 31 to 40, 41 to 50,
51 to 60, and 61 and above.
Participants can pre-regis-
ter at the Winston Family
YMCA, 170 Landrum Lane,
or at Mickler's beach access
on race day. For information
call Jennifer Joy at 543-9622.

Holiday closings
Most St. Johns County
offices will be. closed
Thursday and Friday for the
Thanksgiving holiday.
Also closed Thursday and
Friday will be offices of the
Clerk of Courts, the Tax
Collector and the Supervisor

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with a higher UV Index showing the need for greater
skin protection.

Few show-
ers. Highs in
the low 60s
and lows in
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ers. Highs in
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of Elections.
Normal business hours will
resume Monday.
All branches of the St.
Johns Courty Public LIbrary
System will close at 6 p.m.
today and will remain closed
Thursday and Friday for the
Thanksgiving holiday. Book
drops will remain open.
Normal library hours will
resume on Saturday.
Thursday pickups by
Seaboard Waste Systems will
be delayed until Friday, and
pickups normally scheduled
Friday will occur Saturday,
Nov. 24.
St. Johns County District
schools will be closed today,
Thursday and Friday.

Library advisors elected
Gary Reichow, former pres-
ident of the Friends of the
Library, Ponte Vedra Beach,
was elected chair of the St.
Johns County Library
Advisory Board this month.
Carolee Bertisch of Ponte
Vedra Beach, also a former
president of the Friends of
the Library in Ponte Vedra,
was chosen vice chair for a
second year. Northwest St.
Johns County resident Kathy
Dvornick was elected secre-
The officers were elected
Nov. 14 at the board's regular
monthly meeting.'
The Library Advisory Board
serves as an advisory body to
the St. Johns County
Commission and as a contact
among citizens, the Library
System and the County
The Library Advisory Board
meets the second Wednesday
of each month at 9:30 a.m.
in the Administrative Board
Room of the Southeast
Branch Library. The meet-
ings are open to the public.


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The Leader's Opinion



Many of us will enjoy a generous feast Thursday,
while sharing a meal with family arid friends.
Some in our community will also generously give of
their time and talents, preparing dinner for complete
Such actions make it clear that Beaches residents are
fortunate to live in a community that is so willing -
and able to freely share our blessings.
Thanksgiving Dinners will be held at two Beaches
churches, providing holiday meals to those who might
otherwise go hungry.
The Mission House holiday dinner is open to every-
one and will be held at 3 p.m. at St. Paul's Catholic
Church in Jacksonville Beach.
A Thanksgiving Dinner for Beaches senior citizens
and others will be held at 3 p.m. at St. John's Catholic
Church at 2400 Mayport Road. For information call
the parish office at 246-6014.
Dial-a-Ride, at 246-1477, will provide transporta-
tion to St. John's for the Thanksgiving "meal. Roast
turkey, ham and all the trimmings will be served at
both dinners.
Food donations are still needed for the Mission House
dinner. Food may be dropped off at St. Paul's between
1 and 2 p.m. on November 22 or call 221-1700 ext. 208
for information.
Most of us are fortunate to enjoy as many blessings as
we do. The fact that so many are willing to make a tra-
dition of giving to less fortunate neighbors during this
busy holiday season provides further proof of how
blessed we really are at the Beaches.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Letters to the editor:

Candy for soldiers a sweet success

To the editor:
Our family wishes to thank
the many wonderful young
people and their families of
Ponte Vedra Beach for their
recent donations of
Halloween candy. In less
than 2 weeks, we collected 88
pounds of-candy and treats.
and sent it to the soldiers at
Patrol Base Lutifiyah in Iraq!
We received candy and dona-

tions to the shipping cost
from Landrum Middle School
students, the Pace
Enrichment Group, the ATP
U-14 Tennis Team and many
other Ponte Vedra Beach resi-
dents. Thank you again for
your tremendous support of

, this project!

We need to keep light at 36t

To the editor: what? TI
Businesses and homes will either. Th
be dramatically affected by repairing t
the FDOT traffic signal take.
removal at 36th Street South. Synchron
FDOT's representative said Leave the li
to me "two traffic lights in a South. It
row will not work", safer for eve
Let's all remember what
FDOT said about the
Matthews Bridge. Guess

Cartoon went way too far

To the editor:
Your editorial cartoon for
November .14, picturing
President Bush digging (pre-
sumably) American graves for
an upcoming war with Iran,
was even more mean-spirited
and childish than usual, and
was a last straw for.me.
I have subscribed for years
to The Leader despite -the
many. shortcomings of the
paper, since the Leader was




basically "the o
town." I'll rely
on no local n
Times-Union foi
either of which
than financially
The Leader. Plea




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Thanks for

T-ypically Thanksgiving is a
time to offer appreciation
for one's blessings. It is
easy to take an awful lot for
granted though so maybe
thanks ought to be a daily affair.
Of course, I'm thankful for a
great family, friends and
coworkers. I don't take them for
granted but I probably could be
a little more appreciative more
often. I'm also thankful for a
great job that is satisfying every
day (some more than others).
Good health, a nice home and
modest prosperity are also due a
shake of the thank you stick.
But I owe many more thanks
for all that me and mine have
enjoyed in the past year.
Thanks to:
Colleen White who coached
my kids' swim team with a. lot
of enthusiasm, energy and good
cheer. Ditto for the coaches -
Christine A ndrews, Mike
Bonaventure and Kimberly
Morrison -who trained my
kids in bowling, softball and

;!te>an;>^vv. ^ntftte^a ivo ,
'~'' Bi llermasn and hi
Drain oamuiy peers who managed not topull
Vedra Beach their hair out while leading my
son's stop-start adventure in
h St. S. scouting. Their steady encour-
agement has been priceless.
Mike Luttrell, the father of
didn't work another scout, is also due kudos
just. finished for chaperoning multiple scout-
bridge mis- ing trips, assisting with tent
assembly and then pacing.my
the signals. son through a 10-mile hike. Not
at 36th Street an easy task, but Mike has the
s less and is patience of Job and his efforts
le. are due a huge thank you.
Karen Wolfson who annual-
Jan Smith ly heads up the BEAM Back to
siness Owner School effort and graciously
makes everyone involved feel as
though their role is pivotal.
Kathy Poe a Fletcher Middle
inly show in School teacher whose enthusi-
in the future* asm for science fair projects is
lews, or the real. (This is evidenced by the
r local news, fact that.she even assists former
is far better students who have gone on to
y supporting high school, but need help with
ise cancel my a project or even an idea for
one.) Claudia HarriS, Kim
Feins and Wes Peters are due.
n R. McCants kudos.
ptune Beach Bill and June Williams
whose love of-swimming and
the Beaches is contagious. They
own BAC and many owe them
gratitude for all that they do.
S Ditto for Wimpy Sutton, the
DER Leader fishing columnist, who
coached my swim team decades
MDER ago and yet he is unfailingly
leen Hartman This has been .a relatively
Ponte Vedra Leader healthy year, but I am neverthe-
less thankful for medical profes-
sionals, including the kids'

Jennifer Wise
Vice President

Steve Fouraker

SAnya 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


Rebecca Cooper,
Dr. Jeffrey Snow<
emergency roon
Medical Center
(strange hour
strangers at their v
he still manages
and caring); d
Dellaporta, who g
Beacpes and stayed
here, i(as did Mik
Roy Daid- Ialy
oride in our water
patient ambassad(
is also great and
handedly make m
pie with his cheer
Wes Olsen, retire
cer and a Fletcher
with his wife S
never fails to as
questions that sh
sion for this con
events in it.
That same pa:
denced by many
others who regu
information, inc
Jane Brown, Ro
Nancy Jensen
Dorothy Kerber,
Tina Spina, Do
and Cindy Funkh
SFletcher High's
Laura Strickla
Gilbert, Josh Co
Fogg and Beth Ri
get careers in mar
are eager to share
about the school
achieving students
all they do.
Holly Beasley, d
Beaches Areas
Society, archive
Rodriguez and all
the museum make
to explore this ar
have yet to be stu
request for art or ir
always tendered b
last minute, of cou
Elected officials
Graham, Nancy I

Ketchup more vii

I will be the first to admit that
most events associated with
extensive family time, holiday
travel, inflatable cartoon char-
acters and food preparation
leave me in a perpetual state of
It is no great secret that my
holidays are usually punctuated
by some sort of festivity-
induced crisis, especially when
there is cooking involved.
I have cooked a massive
turkey with its bag o' innards
still intact but who hasn't? Last
year, it was also widely reported
that I nearly wiped my entire
kitchen off the map grandly
attempting to recover my son's
Indian necklace with a metal
coat hanger.
The punch line, of course, is
that the beaded necklace was
precariously perched atop an
exposed electrical cord behind
my oven and I had a whole

crazy congregation
to feed everyo
thank you).
This year, I am e
hensive about
because, for o0
absolutely nothi:
about and that it
than a recipe wit
three steps.
The table will o
me and a kinde
thankfully his pa
refined enough to
truly poor cook
How badly can
up a three pounce
way? We have cat
There will be no
bers feigning goc
and standing over
while practicing tl
art of back seat coc
"You are going
butter than that a
that dressing from


A family


"t is my favorite time of year.
SThanksgiving is Christmas at
-our house. The entire family
gathers around a turkey instead
ULPN'T EK ALLOWEP IM 'R TAURAI TS.,' of the usual Christmas tree.
This year, our gang will include
nine adults, one toddler, six
dogs, a baby on the way and a
partridge in a pear tree.
SNever underestimate the
-- .power of the importance of
SSharp, teve Harkem family tradition. When I threw
Sharp eyer out a concept that involved
Harriet Pruette, Dick.Brown, having our turkey dinner'on
and many more deserve thanks Friday instead of the traditional
for their ,candor, accessibility Thursday, the reaction was
and appreciation of what.makes immediate. No. M children
the Beaches so unique. Those ee No. My children
the beaches so uniqe. Thos were horrified and said it just
are underrated qualities that are wasn't right. It seemed like a
Invaluable in public servants at good idea to me, as our hose
the Beaches. Ditto for the three esemblea t o m, as ou hous
city managers here George resembles-a train station on
city managers here George Thanksgiving Day as we await
Forbes, Jim Hason and Jim planes, trains and automobiles.
Jarboe and the police chiefs My thinking included how nice
David Thonpson, David it would be to have enthusiastic
Sembach and Bruce helpers in the. kitchen enjoying
,EEN Thomason. It's the crews who the process. My kids are about
MAILEY work for them, however, that tradition and you eat turkey on
OR most of us deal with and in the Thursday. No negotiation.
past years I've had ample reason I know better than to alter
to owe personal thanks to JB's the traditional menu. Big Guy
pediatrician, codes inspector Debbie White, in charge of the bird. He likes
and her staff; Beaches Energy's Glenda to ge a big on to ensure lots
ion from the Wagner and Tammy Leonard of leftovers. We opt for com-
n at Baptist and JB's entire city clerk's office bread stuffing, green bean
--Beaches for always being customer-oi- casserole, "real" mashed pota-
s treating ented. Dave MacDonald. in toes, both kinds of cranberry
ery worst and streets is especially helpful too, sauce and at least to different
to be polite even when my question is kinds of pie and whipped
entist John dumb. cream.
grew upat the Sally Doherty at the Beaches We are a high-energy group,
-0, Pcjif BrajWA 7rr1i2 ^ rrly-1,r0so ther.emay be hunting, fish-.
tesI eri%4 q- ii-olfptenniS, kavaking ands .
: 1eitst"n flu- a real asset andl appreciaaeI"'-er g l' pt ,each: In astnd.
er). Mike, the and her staff. ewaks on the beach.In past
or in the ER, Recently, former Atlantic years attempts have been made
to get Christmas shopping
d can single- Beach mayor Bill Gulliford and done and delivered to family
iany feel peo- Jacksonville Beach businessman members on the spot Not easy
and consider- David Smith joined the ranks gen e e on the sot. Not es
of Leader columnists. You may given the pace of the too short
f Leader columnists. You ~may time together. After the sun
:ed Army offi- not always agree with them, but ge down, things do not quiet
Salum (along I'm thankful they are sharing down The game boards come
hirley), who their opinions on a regular basis out and the competitions
sk insightful as both have long histories of begin
.ow true pas- community involvement. (I'd ian almost smell
nmunity and be even more thankful if the Thanksgiving. What other holi-
next monthly column came in day smells so good? A turkey
ssion is evi- soon guys.) roasting in the oven offers its
Callers and It is impossible to do a com- owvery distinctive perfume.
ilarly submit plete list of everyone who has Other smells join the turkey -
luding Mary made the past year a pleasure. vegetable casseroles, cranberry,
na Brinlee, Space limits me from thanking gav ased oos and
of Pete's, my mother's many wonderful gravy m pes
Mark and neighbors who always ask pumpkiNo one an sto the flood of
reen Sabina, about the kids (including memories of o the
ouser. Daisy/Betty Copeland, who Thanks and the miss
Jane Palmer, has cheerfully hemmed so of those who will not be at the
md, Dane many pairs of my son's pants family table Like my mother
rey, Michael that she could be a professional before me, I get oumy a my
iggsbee could tailor). "best." It is the holiday for my
rketing, as all (Handyman Larry Lewis and most treasured china, silver and
Information yard guy Alan Winsor also linens.
and its high- have to get a mention because So am counting the days,
s. I appreciate anybody willing to bail me out laying out dishes and silver,
of domestic blight at a doing a bit of child-proofing,
director of the moment's notice is to be treas- g
Historical ured.) making sure all the games are
'ist Taryn Hundreds of other,.from cab at the ready. Once everyone is
in we will gather around the
the others at drivers to wine shop salesman tablee to enjoy the traditional
e it a pleasure to waiters and retail sales peo- meal on traditional day and
ea's past and ple, also go unmentioned, but the wonder of having our very
.mped by my not unappreciated for all they busy gang all together in one
formation have done over the past year. place at one time. For this
,y me at the It is the kindness of so many mother and grandmother it
irse. and their willingness to go the happens too rarely.
such as Art extra mile that make me thank- We are making our lists. The
Broner, Fland ful that I call the Beaches home. turkey, of course We need cans
of French-style green beans,
tal than ty mushroom soup and fried
tal than turkey onion rings for the treasured
green bean casserole, and a bag
n of relatives aren't canned cranberries are of potatoes no instant pota-
n of relatives aren't cannedtoes at our house miniature
ne survived, they? Thank goodness I had marshmallows for thesweet
time to bake before we got on potato casserole, the can of cel-
equally appre- the road."
Turkey Day We will bypass all holiday ery seed we use once a year for
STurkey Day We f will bypass all holiday one daughter-inlaw's traditional
Ice, I have traffic unless we have to hit salad. The list will include both
ng to worry Terry's Country Store for any kinds of cranberry relish -
tself is scarier last minute provisions, smooth and bumpy. And pies.
:h more than I have all of the green beans, Lots of pies.
cream of mushroom and funny
Scream of mushroom and funny T~he eating is glorious and the
.nly be set for little crispy things in stock to The eating is glorious and the
rgartner and make the treasured green bean treasured time. That's when we
lette isn't yet casserole that will invoke a sym- catch up with each other. Real
realize what a phony of gagging noises from conversations not e-mail,
he has for a my son. text messaging or over-too-
And I have all of the ketchup quick phone calls. We often
I really mess he could ever want to drown his ake a walk after the big meal
i turkey any- holiday feast and elicit a similar and enjoy stretching our legs
:s bigger than reaction from me. and the soft caress of the cool
So unless the Spongebob November night. We know that
family mem- Squarepants balloon suddenly there are game boards and
)d intentions breaks free and careens down more pie waiting for us when
more pie waiting for us when
my shoulder Madison Avenue, taking out a we return
ie time tested bevy of bystanders willing to However you choose to cele- '
king. stand in subzero temperature to brate, whether with family or
to use more cheer on latex cartoon heroes,
aren't you? Is our Thanksgiving promises to nate, Thanksgiving is a time to,
a box? Those be carefree.es, give thanks.
yes, give thanks.

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November 21, 2007

Dial-A-Ride 'a hidden gem'

Sfor Beaches senior citizens


A 12-by-12 room with a sin-
gle window, desk, citizens
band radio and a telephone
serves as the headquarters for
an organization that makes
daily life possible for many
senior citizens and handi-
capped persons in the Beaches
It is the phone that rings
when locals call Dial-A-Ride, a
non-profit transportation serv-
ice sponsored by the Beaches
Council on Aging that assists
with getting to and from doc-
S tor's and dentist's appoint-
ments, the bank, post office,
library or senior center. Others
use it to get groceries, prescrip-
tions or to get their laundry or
hair done. It helps some to rely
less on their loved ones and
helps others who have no
loved ones left at all.
"It's a hidden gem," Dial-A-
Ride Director Gail Ennis said.
According to Ennis, not many
people know about the service
but those that do are very
grateful it exists.
Founded in 1975, Dial-A-
Ride operates with one dis-
patcher and one driver, who
switch off mid-week, and a sin-
gle bus. The bus was purchased
by a private donor in 2002 for
$42,000. It holds 15 passengers
and is equipped with a wheel-

chair lift.
On average, the bus travels
about 100 miles a day. In five
years, it has accumulated over
100,000 miles, an indication
that it will probably be time
for a new one soon.
"I love what I do because it
lets the seniors keep their
independence," driver Billy
Perkins said.
"This is the perfect job for
me," he said as he boarded the
bus with a donation bucket in
hand. The sign on the bucket
asks the riders for a $2 dona-
tion per round-trip, but it is
not required for the ride.
Perkins has been a driver for
Dial-A-Ride for almost four
years and said he was very
close to his grandparents when
he was growing up and has
always had a kind heart for
With a smile, he helps the
passengers on and off the bus
and assists them with their
packages. He said that many of
the riders know each other by
name and when he picks up
"his ladies" to go shopping it's
often reminiscent of a school
bus full of chatter.
"We all joke around and if
Billy's even a minute late, I tell
him he's a minute late," rider
Georgette Schwartz said.
Schwartz has a foot injury
that keeps her in a leg brace
and when it comes to the time
spent waiting at bus stops, she

said she just can't do it. She
said there are some appoint-
ments that she needs to get to
where there isn't a sidewalk
leading up to the building,
making it impossible for her to
walk in from where the city
bus would normally stop.
"Dial-A-Ride takes me right
up to the door, you can't beat
that," Schwartz said.
The bus also makes sched-
uled stops at the assisted-living
towers in the area to aid resi-
dents with routine shopping
and other errands.
"If it wasn't for Dial-A-Ride,
I'd have no way to get around
to do anything," tower resi-
dent Tim Deloy said.
In 1992, Deloy was involved
in an accident that nearly
killed him and another acci-
dent in 1999 that left his leg
broken in five places. He is
now unable to walk and
depends on a scooter and an
electric wheelchair for mobili-
ty. Deloy said he -- and many
others like him -- would be lost
without the service.
The Dial-A-Ride bus operates
on Monday through Friday
from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and
24-hour advance notice is
required. Senior citizens and
handicapped persons can
reserve a seat by calling (904)
Heanine deBoer is a jour-
nalism student at the
University of North Florida.

Soft real estate market has developer

switching from office condos to hotel

oy LIZA MI I LnTC LL Boulevard and 11 Street North. District to Redevelopment
STAFF WRITER Senior Planner Bill Mann District to accommodate the
Plans to replace a proposed said the court must decide 50-foot mixed-use develop-
office condominium with a whether an amended RD zon- ment.
hotel at the corner of Beach ing would apply strictly to the The project met the old
Boulevard and 3rd Street in use and whether it effects the height requirements in the
Jacksonville Beach are on hold permit for a 50-foot building. Central Business District but
pending a judge's ruling on the "The issue is a 50-foot build- had to go through the RD zon-
zoning. -ing with a building permit is ing process because it exceeded
Shivam Properties has asked vested but it was permitted via the 50,000 square feet of com-
the court to amend the city's RD zoning as a mixed use mercial space.
Redevelopment Zoning District office use," he said. "The zon- Zoning for a hotel use
to allow a hotel to replace a ing designation does not allow depends on the location of the
previously approved office the hotel proposed." property and whether there are
building at the corner of Beach Mann said the building per- any variances orother land use
Boulevard and A1A. mit is open and active but the exceptions granted.
Theit 1pr~ojcrt received -tcity(s- prlarning .department-- According to the' city's Land'"
apprbmalgnJunej 2i004itoitqn-jnimut wat 6fth1ei1ealedisidri'- Developrienlt Code, the RD
struct Ocean Pointe, a five before the project can proceed. zoning district classification is
story, 166,000-square-foot "If'they elect to amend the designed "to encourage diverse
mixed use development on the RD, the court may require a and creative projects to foster
former site. of a gas station, new building permit," he said. economic vitality in accor-
restaurant and apartment "We don't know what the dance with the redevelopment
building, implications will be and how it plan."
The developers shifted their effects a permit for a 50-foot The district encompasses the
focus to a hotel when the real building." area from 13th Avenue South
estate market softened. All construction is limited to to 9th Avenue North.
"We are looking at other pos- 35 feet in height, according to
sibilities than, other multi-use city charter, and the only
projects. The market is just not exceptions are for projects that
there" Bobby Bhikha of were permitted before voters
Shivam properties said. amended the charter in
"Hotels are our background." November, 2004.
Shivam Properties operates Plans to construct the five-
the Quality Inn Oceanfront story office condominium with
and Best Western hotels in a mix of retail and garage park-
downtown Jacksonville Beach ing were approved in June,
and is constructing a new 2004. The property was
Holiday Inn Express at Beach rezoned from Central Business

.. . ., ]
Mary Hatcher, a resident of Pablo Hamlet in Jacksonville
Beach, is all smiles Tuesday as she receives a Thanksgiving
basket donated by the PGA Tour in Ponte Vedra Beach.
Volunteers with the PGA Tour delivered 150 baskets with all
of the trimmings for a traditional meal, in conjunction with the
Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry, to the residents of
the senior complex on Shetter Avenue.

Canoers return from a guided tour of the Intracoastal Waterway Saturday at Marshfest, hosted
by the city of Atlantic Beach and the Marsh Preservation Society at Dutton Island. Proceeds
from sales and raffles at the, event went toward preserving the city's marshlands. See another
photo, A-12.

Mayport better off commercial

A proposed cruise ship terminal in the
Mayport Fishing Village will not interrupt oper-
ations at the neighboring Naval Station, accord-
ing to officials.
Capt. Aaron Bowman, Commanding officer of
Naval Station Mayport, said at a partnership
meeting Tuesday that a potential cruise termi-
nal, proposed by the Jacksonville Port Authority
would not impact Naval operations.
"We're not part of this fight because what
they're doing doesn't really affect us at all,"
Bowman said to partnership members.
After conducting research, he said that even
the highest cruise ship mast would not affect
Navy flight patterns.
Bowman also said that the Navy does not
have an official position until they learn more
"The Navy's position is that we don't have
one. We haven't seen the plan," he said.

But, both Bowman and Capt. Eric Bryson, a
member of the St. Johns Bar Pilot Association
and partnership member, said that they would
prefer commercial development to residential
development in the area.
Vestcor Chair John Rood has previously pro-
posed a mixed use development with residential
condominiums and a retail center on the
ground floor.
"If the Village does change, we prefer that it
remain commercial as opposed to a series of res-
idences. We're not advocating the position, it's
just a preference," Bryson said.
Bowman also said that the Navy would prefer
commercial development because residents
often have more complaints about noise gener-
ated by aircraft.
SThe Jacksonville Port Authority is studying
the feasibility of a cruise terminal along Ocean
Street in the Village to the dismay of many vil-
lagers who have .expressed opposition. The
Partnership in January to discuss its official
position on the subject.

Stormwater utility hearing delayed for more research

St. Johns County has announced that the
next public hearing for a proposed stormwater
utility, previously scheduled for Nov. 27, has
been postponed.
County Administrator- Michael Wanchick
made this decision bqcadie he beUieve more1
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Beaulah Craw Bookout
Gallnitz, also known as Bea,
died on Nov. 18, 2007 in
Jacksonville Beach, one day
shy of age 90.
Born November 19, 1917,
daughter of Clayton Craw
and Eva Payne Craw, she
graduated with honors from
Gaston High School. She mar-
ried Ward S. Bookout
(deceased 1971) and had two
children Michael and Nancy.
As a resident of Henry County
she was active in the commu-
nity and the Blountsville
Christian Church. She sum-
mered in Indiana on the fam-
ily farm, enjoyed the winters
in West Palm Beach, and
there she met and married
Robert Gallnitz in 1976. She
was widowed again in 1982.
She moved to Fairhope,
Alabama in 1984 to be close
to her youngest sister, Nila
Kelly, and in 1999 she moved
to Jacksonville Beach to be
near her daughter, Nancy
Ammerman. She was admired
and loved by all. who knew
her, her family said, and was
an avid student of poetry,

painting and numerous crafts.
Survivors include: three sis-
ters, Ruby McGibbon,
Freedah Kiplinger and Nila
Kelly; two children, Michael
C. Bookout of Losantville
Indiana, Nancy S. Ammerman
and son-in-law Ronald J.
Ammerman of Jacksonville
Beach; three grandchildren,
David Ammerman, Chris
Bookout, and Melissa
Bookout Glaser; four great
grandchildren, Zachary and
Spencer Bookout, and Dalton
and Alysha Ammerman; and
numerous nieces and
SHer visitation service will
be held at Sproles Family
Funeral Home in New Castle
Indiana on Friday Nov. 23
from 5 to 8 pm. Funeral serv-
ices will be held Saturday
Nov. 24 at 10 a.m. She will be
laid to rest at Mooreland
The family appreciates the
loving care provided by N.E
Florida Community Hospice,
4266 Sunbeam Road,
Jacksonville Florida, 32257.

Mary-Jane Herberger, 48, died
November 16, 2007. She was
born on June 18, 1959, in
Dover, Delaware and lived in
Jacksonville since 1980.
. She was known as the mayor
of the neighborhood, being a
mentor for every child she met.
She loved her pets as if they
were her own children, her fam-
ily said, and her unconditional
love was accepted and cherished
by all.
She is survived by her hus-
band of 15 years, Gary
Herberger, Senior Chief in the
U.S. Navy; sons, Brian Lynn
(Michelle) and Killian Lane;
grandchildren, Brian, Jr., Kalia

and Kalyn; mother, Janice Ladu-
Kramer; father, George; sisters,
Deb (Jackie) and Jennifer (AL);
brothers, Ted (Charlotte), John
(Marcie), Jerry (Marian), and
Paul (Kim), and many nieces
and nephews. Her brother,
Johnny, and stepfather, Rocky
predeceased her.
A Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated at 3 p.m.,
Wednesday, November 21 in
the chapel of Quinn-Shalz
Funeral Home with Reverend
Daniel Cody as Celebrant. The
family will receive friends until
5 p.m.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home.


Mattie Mae Jones, 90, died
on Nov. 14, 2007.
She was a long time active
member of American Legion
Post 129 & the Le Femme.
She also belonged to V.F.W.
3270 and Elks.
She is survived by son, Fred
Howell; daughters Shirley
(Ralph) Stecker and Georgia

(Paul) Papevies; 10 grandchil-
dren, 15 great-grandchildren
& 4 great-great-grandchil-
The family welcomed
friends on Nov. 16 at Beaches
Chapel by Hardage-Giddens
in Jacksonville Beach. Service
were held Nov. 17 at the
funeral home.


Donald Willard Howell, 83,
died on Saturday, November
17, 2007 at River Gardens
Home for the Aging after a
long struggle with Alzheimer's
disease. He is survived by his
wife of 58 years, Jule Johnston
Howell; his two sons, Jack
(Elizabeth) Howell of Atlantic
Beach, and Donald (Mary
Beth) Howell of Alexandria,
Virginia; and his two daugh-
ters, Jill (Louis) Dunbar of
Jacksonville, and Elizabeth
Howell of Southern Pines, NC;

seven grandchildren and one
great-grandchild. He is also
survived by his younger broth-
er, William S. (Shirley) Howell
of Atlantic Beach.
He was a native of
Jacksonville, where he lived
his entire life and raised his
family. He graduated from
Duke University and the
University of Florida Law
School after serving in WWII
as a Captain in the Army Air
Corps fighter pilot division. He
was a member of the Florida

Bar Association for 56 years
and was awarded a Juris
Doctorate from University of
Florida. For 37 years he worked
for the Jacksonville Racing
Association, before retiring to
Atlantic Beach. Upon retire-
ment, he mastered the
Macintosh computer and
became a leading member of
the local MAC Users group. He
was a member of St. Paul's
Catholic Church in
Jacksonville Beach and a life-
time member of the Knights of

A Mass of Christian Burial
was celebrated Tuesday,
November 20, in St. Paul's
Catholic Church of
Jacksonville Beach with the
Reverend William Kelly as
Celebrant. Interment was to
follow in Oaklawn Cemetery
of Jacksonville.
In lieu of flowers donations
may be made to River Gardens
Home for the Aging, 11401 St.
Augustine Road, Jacksonville,

Tutu "
Hewitt, 94
died on
31, 2007
ti n
,. Boscawen,
A for-
mer, resi-
dent of
Florida, she was born on Dec.
26, 1912, in Taunton, MA to
A. Elmer Horton and Eva
Pollard Horton.
She was a graduate of
Taunton High School and
Bristol County Business
College in Massachusetts.
Pre-deceased by her hus-
band, Merrill Walker Hewitt,
in 1999, she is survived by
two sons, Kenneth Merrill
Hewitt and wife Pam of
Pompano Beach and Charles

Mildred Mae Marcovechio,
89, died Saturday, November
17, 2007. in Cypress Village.
She was born September 17,
1918 in Rittman, Ohio to the
late William W. and Burdella
Blatter Bauman. She retired in
1981 after 26 years as an
accountant for Packaging
Corp. of America. She was a
member of the Grace Brethren
Church in Rittman.
Family members include her
husband whom she married in
1941, Nicholas John
Marcovechio; daughter
Rebecca June Easterday
(Kenneth) of Jacksonville;
granddaughters, Kerri Slayton
(Christopher) of Orrville, Ohio
and Kristen Shook (Richard) of
Oak Harbor, WA; great grand-

David Hewitt and wife Janice
of Bradford, -NH; two grand-
sons, Scott Kenneth Hewitt
and wife Terri of Tampa and
Brett Charles Hewitt and wife
Maryanne of Jacksonville
Beach; three great grandchil-
dren, Brittany Rebecca Hewitt
and Matthew Riggs Hewitt of
Jacksonville Beach and Ayden
Kenneth Hewitt of Tampa;
two step great grandchildren,
Gabby Nickerson of Tampa
and Mason Cummings of
Pompano Beach. Other sur-
vivors include her sister
Corinne Macker of NH, niece
Virginia Perry and nephews
Richard and Daniel Macker.
She will be remembered as a
loving and devoted mother
and grandmother, and for her
Anadma bread. She was dear-
ly loved by everyone who
knew her and she will be
greatly missed, according to

children, Kylee and Makayla
Shook, Katy and Nicholas
Slayton; and sister Selma
Brown of Dover, Ohio. She was
predeceased by brothers,
Walter, Lee, Everett and
William Bauman.
Graveside services will be
held at 1 p.m., Friday,
November 23, in Rittman
Cemetery of Rittman, Ohio
with Rev. Bud Olszewski offici-
In lieu of flowers donations
may be made to Community
Hospice of NE FL, 4266
Sunbeam. Rd., Jacksonville, FL
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home
in Jacksonville Beach.


M. Burns
73, of
G A, who
moved to
I yile Ga.
Beach, FLt,
in 2005,
died on
15, 2007. Wife of Donald A.
Rawlins, she was born in 1934
in Commerce, Georgia to
Charlie L. and Naomi
Morrison Burns, both
deceased. The Rawlins' had
also resided in Lithonia,
Tucker, and most recently
Snellville, Ga.
She is survived by her hus-
band Don Rawlins, brother
Cecil Burns of Elijay, Ga.,
sons, Steven D. (Kathy
Machowski), grandchildren
Ashley Katherine and Steven
D. Jr. of Jacksonville, and

Frank J. Webb 93, of
Jacksonville, died Friday,
November 16, 2007. He was
born March 5, 1914 in
Baltimore, Maryland to
Thomas Leon Webb and
Matilda Ison Webb. He grew
up living on the Chesapeake
Bay in Fort Howard, Maryland.
He enjoyed the outdoors and
sailing on the Chesapeake in
his youth.
He worked for Maryland
Shipbuilding and Dry Dock
during World War II. After the
war he moved to Miami, own-

James H. (Aaron Waali),
grandchildren Helen and
Zachary, of Bothell, WA,
inlaws Jim and Ruth Rawlins
of Arkansas and Bob and
Mary Ann Rawlins of
She attended school in,
Commerce and Smyrna, GA,
and graduated from Smith
High School in Atlanta. She
received her BS degree from
Tift College in Forsyth, GA,
an MA degree in Education
from George Peabody College
in Nashville, TN, and a
Master of Theological Studies
from Candler School of
Theology, Emory University.
She and Mr. Rawlins met in
1956 while teaching at
Atlanta's Fulton High School.
She retired after 37 years of
teaching, most recently as
Science Department Chair at
DeKalb County's Druid Hills
High School, where she
received several honors.
Raised Baptist, she joined


ing an Appliance Sales and
Repair business. The family
returned to Maryland buying a
farm near Emmitsburg, Md. in
1957. He was active in the
Emmitsburg Presbyterian
Church where he was an Elder
and Trustee. Following his
retirement he moved to
Jacksonville in 1996.
He was preceded in death by
his wife of 71 years, Irma
Knight Webb. They loved to
travel together and visited
nearly all 50 States and much
of Europe.

the Decatur Presbyterian
Church, where she served as a
youth teacher and a Stephen
Minister. More recently, she
worshiped at Holy Trinity
Episcopal Church, serving as
a member of the Vestry and as
a, Lay Eucharistic Minister.
Upon moving to Jacksonville
Beach, she joined Christ
Episcopal Church in Ponte
Vedra Beach.
The family received friends
on Monday, November 19 at
A.S. Turner Funeral Home in
Decatur, GA. A funeral service
was held Tuesday, November
20 in the Holy Trinity
Episcopal Church, 515 East
Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur,
GA, immediately followed by
a reception at the church.
Interment in Decatur
Cemetery followed for those
who wish to join the family.
In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions may be made to the
Alzheimer's Association,
North Florida Chapter, 988

Survivors include 3 daugh-
ters: Fiances Cunzeman
(Joseph); Carolyn Goggin
(Malcom) and Terree Hays (S.
Robert); 5 grandchildren and
11 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
held at a later date. Memorials
may be made to: Community
Hospice of N. E. Florida, 4266
Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville,
FL 32257 or Hodges Boulevard
Presbyterian Church 4140
Hodges Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32224.


Robert Bruce Lindsay, Jr.
died at his home in Ponte
Vedra Beach on November 9,
2007. He was the son of R.
Bruce Lindsay, and Gladys
Newcomb Gibson Lindsay of
Savannah, Georgia and
Rochester, NY. He graduated
from The Choate School, and
Yale University Class of 1939,
where he developed a life
long interest in the Classics
and Horticulture. He served as
a First Lieutenant in the Army
during World War II. In 1946,
he married Catharine Dalton
Pritchard of Birmingham AL.
and had 4 children. He
worked for Sibley, Lindsay, &
Curr Company, the family
department store. He also
purchased and ran the John J.
Soble Lumber Company a dis-
tributor for rare wholesale
hardwoods. One of his fond-
est accomplishments was sup-
plying the finest quality hard-
woods for artist Wendell
Castle and his students at the
School of American

Craftsmen at R.I.T. He
believed deeply in education
and was a Paul Harris Fellow
supporting international stu-
dent exchanges and a strong
supporter of Yale University.
He was a member of both the
Rochester Rotary and Tortola,
British Virgin Islands Rotary.
In 1984, he married
Carolyn Marsh of Columbus
Ohio at his home in Tortola.
Together they helped found
the BVI Botanic Garden, and
were also active in the
American Horticultural
Society where Carolyn was
President. He was also a life
long member of the Arnold
Arboretum. Bob and Carolyn
moved to Pente Vedra Beach
in 1998.
He 'is survived by his wife
Carolyn M. Lindsay of Ponte
Vedra Beach, his children: R.
Bruce Lindsay III; Catharine
Lindsay Hawks, of Rochester,
NY; Shelton Craig Lindsay
(Linda McEnroe), of
Rhinebeck NY; and Donald

Gibson Lindsay of Ft.
Lauderdale, Florida. He is also
survived by Carolyn's
Daughters: Dr. Kennan
Marsh, Lake Forest, Illinois,
Mrs. Sarah Schweitzer,
Libertyville, Illinois; Ms. Mary
Marsh, Washington, D.C. and
Mrs. Emily Szabo, Dublin,
Ohio. He also has eight
grandchildren Haywood
Hawks, Catharine Hawks,
Shelton Pritchard Lindsay,
Rachel Szabo, Zack Szabo,
Christine Szabo, Chris
Schweitzer, and Lindsay
In lieu of flowers, contribu-.
tions may be made to
Planned Parenthood of
Rochester, NY 114 University
Avenue, Rochester, NY 14605,
or The Arnold Arboretum of
Harvard University, 125 Arbor
Way, Jamaica Plain, MA
Arrangements by Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home in
Jacksonville Beach.

Woodcock Road, Suite 200,
Orlando, FL 32803 or the Lay
Care Ministry at Holy Trinity
Episcopal Church, Decatur,
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Funeral
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Child abuse was reported on
Nov. 13 in the 600 block of
Aquatic Drive, according to a
police report. A 15-year-old
girl told police that she was
punched in the back of the
head, but there were no visible
injuries. A suspect denied
touching her and no arrest
was made, according to the
Howard Franklin
Davenport, 46, was arrested
for cultivation of marijuana
on Nov. 18 in the 600 block of
Penman Road, according to a
police report.
Matthew Samuel Gates, 31,
was arrested for uttering a
forged instrument, deed, cer-
tificate or public record and
false or fraudulent acknowl-
edgments by a notary public
and a misdemeanor of false
representation as a licensed
contractor on Nov. 15 in the
2200 block of St. Johns Bluff
Road S., according to a police
report. The incident occurred
in the 100 block of First Street,
according to the report.
Fraudulent use of personal
identity information was
reported on Nov. 14 in the
600 block of Pine Street,
according to a police report.
Approximately $1,600 in
unauthorized charges were
made on the victim's
accounts, according to the
* *

Foul-mouthed thug punches dad

who objects to crude talking

Battery was reported at 6 p.m.
Nov. 17 in the parking lot of a
restaurant in the 300 block of Marsh
Landing Parkway. The victim told
police he pulled into the parking lot
with his 17-year-old daughter and a
blue car occupied by two male sus-
pects pulled in behind him shouting
When the victim told the men not
to use that language in front of his
daughter, the suspect in the driver's

Police were dispatched to an
undisclosed location on Nov.
14 in reference to a subject in
a white Chevrolet Trailblazer
pointing a gun at juveniles
riding bikes, according to a
police report. Police detained
the suspects and located a
Daisy BB pistol on the front
passenger floorboard.
Witnesses told police that the
passenger of the vehicle point-
ed the pistol at some juveniles
riding bikes, according to the
report. The witnesses said
that they did not think the
juveniles were aware of the
incident, according to the
report. The parents of the sus-

seat reached out and grabbed the
man by the shirt. He pulled the vic-
tim into the vehicle and began
punching him in the face.
A passerby intervened and pulled
the man to safety but he dropped
his wallet and cell phone into the
suspect's vehicle. Police called the
man's phone and an unknown male
voice answered, calling the officer
by a racial slur and threatening vio-
lence, police said.

pects were contacted and the
suspects were released to
them, according to the report.
SA resident of Pablo Road
reported Thursday that some-
one stole his 1998 Chevrolet
Silverado company vehicle
from his driveway overnight.
The vehicle, valued at $7,000,
was unlocked and the keys
were inside the vehicle,
according to a police report.
A resident of Fairway Park
Boulevard reported Friday that
she went to answer a knock at
her door about 5 p.m. and saw

a teenage boy in her apart-
After the teen ran out, 'the
victim noticed her room-
mate's dresser drawers had
been pulled out. The teen
returned to the victim's door
with another boy and asked if
the victim had any. "weed,"
according to a police report.
The two boys fled when the
victim said she had called
After another deputy locat-
ed the suspect based on the
victim's -description, the 15-
year-old boy was arrested and
charged with burglary of an.
occupied dwelling and viola-

tion of probation, deputies

Petit theft was reported Nov.
16 in the 300 block of 9th
Street N. The victim told
police he allowed a homeless
woman to sleep in his back-
yard because he felt sorry for
her. The following morning
he discovered two recycling
bins full of 80 pounds of fire-
wood were missing.

Auto burglary was reported
Nov. 17 in the 600 block of
3rd Street N. A pizza delivery
driver told police that she
pulled up to the rear of the
business to make another run
and left her purse on the front
seat. When she returned ot
the car her purse and its con-
tents including an Ipod, a car-
rying case, various bank cards
and gift cards with a total
value of $260 were missing.
* *
Brandon Allen Crowder, 18,
of Jacksonville Beach was,
arrested Nov. 13 and charged
with employee theft at a busi-
ness in the 3900 block of 3rd
Street S., according to a police

Dustin Edward Wyckoff, 19,
of Neptune Beach and
Theodore Nelson Caudle, 18,
of Ponte Vedra Beach were-
arrested Nov. 18 and charged
with shooting/throwing dead-
ly missiles into an occupied
dwelling in the 200 block of
1st Street N., according to a
police report. The victim was

at Freebird Live when he told
police he was struck with a
paint ball fired from a white
Cadillac. Police initiated a
traffic stop on the vehicle and
observed a blue paint ball gun
on the rear floorboard. Police
dispatch also received reports
of paint balls fired at several
other locations within 30
minutes of this incident. I

Grand theft was reported
Nov. 18 in the 1600 block of
Shetter Avenue. Jewelry worth
$2,500 was stolen.

Byron Kent Romen, 30, of
Jacksonville was arrested Nov.
18 and charged with a warrant
for obtaining property with
worthless checks in the 100
block of 1st Avenue N.,
according to a police report.

Attempted sexual battery
was reported Nov. 15 in the
1200 block of 12th Avenue N.
The victim, 18, of Jacksonville
told police, that she was
attacked after she left a party.
She was able to break free and
called police later. Police
observed a bruise under her
left eye. She described the sus
pect as a Hispanic male, 5'9"
in his early 20's.
0* *
Battery was reported Nov.
15 in the 2100 block of 2nd
Avenue S. The victim told
police the suspect pushed her
to the ground, causing her to
injure her left knee. The sus-
pect also grabbed the victim's
cell phone and threw it across
the room, breaking it.

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Thomas Delmer "Artimus"
Pyle, the original drummer of
the rock band Lynyrd Skvnrd,
was arrested Monday afternoon
on a charge of failure of a sex
offender to properly register.
according to a St. Johns
County Sheriff's Office report.
Pyle, 59, of Asheville, N.C.,
was booked into the St. Johns
County jail where he remained
Tuesday in lieu of $10,000
The investigation began
when the suspect renewed his
driver license last month in
Florida and listed a St. Johns
County address, according to
the report.
Because of his requirement'
to register as a sex offender in
Florida, his information was
automatically sent by the
Department of Highway Safety
and Motor Vehicle records to
the state's sex offender data
base, deputies reported.
During routine maintenance
of the Sheriffs Office Offender
Watch program, it was discov-
ered the subject had not regis-
tered in person properly as
required by Florida law.
Detective Kevin Kier
attempted verification of the
address given on the subject's
driver license and discovered
he had not lived there for
many years.
Attempts were made to
locate sex offender registra-
tions in other states, however,
it was determined that he had
not registered since 2001,
according to the police report.
Kier determined that he had
moved to Asheville, and
authorities in North Carolina.
were notified and the subject
advised them that he resided in
He was contacted in North
Carolina via telephone earlier
this month and advised to reg-
ister as a sex offender in his
current state of residency.
He had failed to change his
address and register in person
as required by Florida law since
he was notified, police reported.
On Monday, the suspect went
to the St. Johns County
Sheriffs Office to speak with
Kier, and he was arrested.
The suspect pled guilty in
1993 in Duval County on
charges of attempted capital
sexual battery by an adult on a
victim under the age of 12, and
principal to lewd and lascivi-
ous upon a child under 16
years old, police said.
He was sentenced to eight
years probation and designated
as a sex offender.

Kindergartners sing in Mrs. Bernstein's class after a Thanksgiving luncheon Thursday at
Jacksonville Beach Elementary School.

Discovery Montessori School in Jacksonville Beach celebrates
Diwali! Diwali is a five day Hindu festival referred to as the
Festival of Lights. Suhana Rai, Manisha Bhikha (Discovery
Parents),.Simran Rai (2nd grade Discovery student) and Dr.
Lane were dressed in traditional Indian saris. Manisha Bhikha
and Suhana Rai shared with the children thetraditions of Diwali.


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Symphony. The musicians were not able to perform
because of a lockout during contract negotiations.

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is high

Florida's population growth
slowed considerably last year as
the housing boom went bust,
but it remained relatively strong
and likely will stay that way for
the next few years, the latest
estimates from the University of
Florida show.
"There have been a number of
news articles lately focusing on
the idea that population growth
has fallen off the table top in
Florida and practically come to a
standstill, and that simply isn't
true," said Stan Smith, director
of the UF's Bureau of Economic
and Business Research, who led
the research. "Florida has a
strong economy and adds jobs
every year. That is a major factor
in last year still being a big year
for population growth, even
though it was less than in the
previous three years."
The estimates released this
week show the Sunshine State's
population grew by 331,000
between 2006 and 2007, com-,
pared with 431,000 between
2005 and 2006; 402,000
between 2004 and 2005; and
448,000 between 2003 and
2004, Smith said. Florida's total
population was estimated at
18,680,367 as of April 1, 2007.
Based on recent trends, Smith
said.he expects Florida to add
about 300,000 residents a year
during the next two to three
years unless there is a recession.
"The housing boom certainly
contributed to Florida's growth
in those earlier years, and the
housing bust contributed to the
slowdown this last year," he
said. "When economic condi-
tions are tough, it's much hard-
er for people to sell their homes
in New York, Ohio, Michigan or
some other state and move to
Today's increasing number of
foreclosures, large inventories of
unsold houses and the decline
in housing prices in some cities
contrast starkly with the flour-
ishing construction industry,
huge numbers of home sales
and flurry of people buying
homes simply to make a quick
profit that characterized the last
few years, he said.
But Florida's healthy job mar-
ket and the continued move-
ment of retirees and foreign
immigrants to the state helped
bolster population growth last
year, he said.
"Job growth has been higher
in Florida than the national
average," Smith said, adding
that the largest increases in jobs
during the past year have been
in leisure and hospitality servic-
es, education and health service.
"You also have to factor in
Florida's climate, with its rela-
tively warm winters, which con-
tinues to attract people from the
Northeast and Midwest from
one year to the next."
Although less significant than
employment, retiree migration
stands to become increasingly
important in the future, Smith
said. ,
Florida, with its large foreign-
born population, also has grown
because of the increase in U.S.
immigration during the past
decade because many newcom-
ers move to places where they
already have a network of fami-
ly and friends, Smith said.
Typically, Florida attracts about
8 percent or 9 percent of the
nation's immigrants in a year,
he said.
"What is considered a slow
year for population growth in
Florida would be considered a
fast year for most states," he
said. "Between 1990 and 2000,
no county in Florida lost popu-
lation, which is unusual consid-
ering that typically 30 (percent)
to 40 percent of the nation's
counties lose population during

any particular decade."
Flagler, the state's most rapid-
ly growing county, has bal-
looned by 88 percent since
2000, from 49,832 to 93,568;
followed by Sumter, which
increased 68 percent from
53,345 to 89,771, and Osceola,
up 54 percent.
Contributing to Flagler's
growth is its location between
Jacksonville and Daytona
Beach, which is attractive to
retirees as well as to commuters,
he said. Monroe was the only
county to lose population
between 2000 and 2007, declin-
ing by 602, he said.


photos submitted
Above, the room before the one day design and below, the transformation of the same room. The
rooms were staged by Bobi McGinnis and Sandra Racz, certified trainers of One Day Decorating
of Florida, who recently attended the annual educational conference of The Society of Decorating
Professionals in Chicago. The team was presented with international awards in both the
"Redesign" and the "Decorating" categories, taking first place in the "Decorating" category. They
led two educational sessions, "Get out of the Box and into Your Circle of Influence" and
"Redesign Review" for attendees.They do what is known as "one day decorating," and staging.
By using what a homeowner already owns, redesigned rooms are transformed, usually in one
day, through proper placement of furniture, art, lighting and accessories. Using related tech-
niques, staging prepares homes for sale in ways proven to help properties sell faster and for top
dollar, the duo said.

Drainage repair for JB's

downtown gets go-ahead

Extensive drainage work
planned to relieve residents
and business owners in a
flood-prone portion of down-
town Jacksonville Beach will
cost the city over $300,000
more than originally appropri-
ated two years.
Community Redevelopment
Agency members approved a
resolution to commit
$13,786,624 in Downtown Tax
Increment Funds for several
capital projects, including the
2nd Street North drainage
The project was designed to
resolve historic drainage prob-
lems along the portion of 2nd
Street North between 5th and'
9th avenues in the northern-
most part of the downtown
redevelopment district.
The drainage improvements
will be completed using bond
monies and federal funds from
the Environmental Protection
Agency rather than current tax
iricrement funds, Jacksonville
Beach Planning Director Steve
Lindorff said.
In September, 2005, the CRA
earmarked funding for the
project estimated at $2.7 mil-
lion. The city also received a $1

million federal grant to imple-
ment the drainage project
between 6th and 9th avenue
The CRA committed a total
of $2,926,273 in the
Downtown Tax Increment
Revenue Bonds to fund the
local share of the
Congressional Appropriation
Agency members issued the
bonds several years ago to
construct the new fishing pier
and parking lot when they
were issued several years ago.
Building a new community
center at the old pier site was
also discussed.
Lindorff said any additional
interest earned on the TIF
bonds will be applied to the
project.through its comple-
A separate project to elimi-
nate debris from the Beach
Boulevard storm water lines
will also be included in the
2nd Street North budget.
The CRA previously appro-
priated $203,500 to purchase a
cyclonic siltation and debris
removal system for the Beach
Boulevard Stormwater deten-
tion vault.
Completed in the mid 90's,
the system has had a favorable
impact on drainage in the area

but is difficult to maintain
because of silt and other debris
that collects during storms.
Frequent cleaning must be
completed by hand using a
truck-mounted vacuum
The installation of the pro-
posed filtration system will
lessen the amount of refuse
entering the storm water vault.
Other projects included in
this year's downtown capital
improvement budget are the
reconstruction of a portion of
the seawalk, beach water out-
falls, a downtown infrastruc-
ture study and the 4th Avenue
South streetscape improve-
Lindorff said the agency
faces a hurdle with the Seawalk
work because the city only
owns a.small percentage of the
property in the project area
from 3rd Avenue North to the
Casa Marina Hotel.
"The rest is owned by private
property owners," he said.
"The work must be done at the
owner's expense because we
are not allowed to work on pri-
vate property."
City officials will contact the
owners to determine whether
they wish to pay for the exten-
sion on their property.



spaces in front of businesses.
Hionides could not be
reached for comment.

top agents
Landing Realty,
Inc.'s top agents
for the month of
October 2007
are Top Listing
Agent Dave
Pearce and Top
Selling Agents
Dee Walker. &
Hazel Cooksey.
Marsh Landing
in Ponte Vedra
Beach is mar-
keted by Marsh
Landing Realty,

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The Kurtis Group
welcomes new mem-
The Kurtis
Group hired Erin
Handy as director
of marketing,
Heather Holmes
as public relations
account coordina-
tor and Kyle Handy
Legette as a nd
graphic designer.
Handy was with
The Estee Lauder
Companies for 18
years as a regional
sales manager
and with Pulte
Homes for 2 years Hl
as a marketing
director. She
attended The
Ohio State
University and
earned a bache-
lor's degree in art.
Holmes earned
ea bachelor's
degree in advertis- Legette
ing from the
University of Florida and
worked for Harte-Hanks, Inc.
before joining The Kurtis
Legette earned a bachelor's,
in graphic design from the
University of North Florida in
August 2007.

Governor appoints
local to state board
Governor Charlieo Crist
appointed Kathleen R.Foley,
57, of Jacksonville Beach, to
the Board of Directors,
Florida Fund for Minority
Teachers Inc. She is program
director 'at Florida
Community College at
Jacksonville, succeeding
Braulio A. Saenz. She was
appointed for a term begin-
ning November 6, 2007, and
ending June 30, 2009. She is
one of 19 appointed to the

Temporary. lease issue
holds plans for hotel
Plans for a "boutique"
hotel in Atlantic Beach are
still on hold since a develop-
er has temporarily leased the
property to a local hotel to
use for offsite parking,
according to the City of
Atlantic Beach Building
Developer Chris Hionides:
has proposed plans for a 26-
room hotel for property at
.the corner of East Coast Drive
and Ahern Street, which is
now being used for offsite
parking for construction
workers working on the reno-
vation of the Sea Turtle Inn.
The building department
does not know how long
Hionides plans to lease the
property or when plans will
move forward for the hotel.
Some merchants along
Ocean Boulevard were having
parking problems as a result
of workers using the parking

New personal training
studio opens in, Atlantic
My Personal Training Studio
(MPTS), a fitness facility, has
opened in Atlantic Beach featur-
ing two racquetball courts, a
yoga/Pilates studio and massage
therapy. Located next to Beach
Diner on Atlantic Boulevard,
the nearly 7,000 square foot
facility recently underwent a
complete transformation. The
two-story building now features
equipment, two regulation rac-
quetball courts, a yoga/Pilates
studio and a massage therapy
room. It also includes a relax-
ation lounge, Wi-Fi and refresh-
ments. Chad Dennis, propri-
etor of MPTS, is one of three cer-
tified personal trainers (CPTs)
on staff


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Bott-Anderson Partners, Inc.
a Ponte Vedra based Investment Consulting Firm has hired

David Zilkowski as Managing
Director. Zilkowski has over 20 years
in the securities industry and %%ill focus
on business development. He earned a
bachelor's degree from Kelly School of
Business at Indiana University.

Jeffrey J. Sneed, P.A.

The Beaches Hospice at Mayo hosted an open house Saturday. The Anne and Donald McGraw
Center for Caring is an inpatient facility that will be operated by Community Hospice of Northeast
Florida. The 16-bed, 23,000 square foot facility will serve the Beaches and south Jacksonville.
The McGraws' sons gave Community Hospice a seven-figure gift to memorialize their parents,
both of whom received hospice care during the end of their lives.


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Older drivers may
remember and
hope for a gas war.
I figure we have one
every year after we eat
too much for
Thanksgiving dinner.
(Urp!) Jokes aside, how-
ever, most of us are fairly
well blessed and usually
inhale a big meal with
real appeal on Turkey
I was pleasantly sur-
prised to learn how much
some local young folks
apparently do to help
people who aren't so for-
Consider the beginning
of an article titled
"Giving Thanks" that
appeared in the Nov. 19,
2003, issue of Spinnaker
(web edition), the student
newspaper at the
University of North
Florida. It was authored
S by Dave Strupp:
"Picture the traditional
Thanksgiving holiday.
Family members from
distant places all con-
verge under one roof to
share laughter and joy.
The aroma of food fills
every square inch of the
house and the anticipa-
tion of a feast is growing.
Finally, all the family
members sit down and
enjoy their Thanksgiving
"Now imagine having
none of this. No family
to share the spirit of the
holiday, no food to feast
on, and no place to call
home. This disheartening
image is a harsh reality
for many people. But in
the spirit and tradition of
Thanksgiving, people all
over the country give
what they can to make
others' lives and holidays
Strupp went on to
explain the multi-faceted
efforts made at UNF to
help the needy on the
holidays and throughout
the year. I'm impressed.
Obviously, college stu-
dents have risen way
above swallowing gold-
fish as an extracurricular
In a related develop-
ment, I recently came
across an avenue of chari-
table giving that could
become a super highway.
It involves old cars: i.e.,.
jalopies, chug wagons,
knockmobiles, and rattle-
traps. Old? Hah! Inside,
the dashboard clock
might be a sun dial.
It turns out that such
ancient heaps represent a
heap of value to charities
even if they gulp gas like
a thirsty dinosaur does
water. In fact, a too-late
crate doesn't have to be
Kars-4-Kids (Internet
address: Kars4Kids.org),
the organization to
which I donated my 1974
Cadillac, sends a wrecker
to cart away a won't-start
The donor gets a
receipt for a substantial
income tax deduction as
well as a voucher for a
two-night hotel stay.
Of course, I personally
no longer have to empty
my wallet trying to keep
my cranky tank on the
road. It's now a "thanks
Moreover, via gifts such
as mine, poor kids can
eat hearty at a
Thanksgiving party.

Books head to school in Africa


When Diana Tavares of Ponte
Vedra Beach arrived in Bande, a
small border town in Kenya,
Africa, with no running water or
electricity, she saw the "absolute
beauty" of her surroundings -
Lake Victoria and "the rolling
hills of Tanzania".
But seeing her classroom at the
Bande Girls Secondary School, the
Peace Corps volunteer realized
she would have no books or other
teaching materials for her biology
and chemistry students, said her
mother, Madeleine Tavares of
Ponte Vedra Beach.
The all-girls boarding school in
Bande is lacking books and is
devoid of lab materials.
For help in gathering some
basic materials, the recent college
graduate and 2003 graduate of
Nease High School turned to her
mother, who in turn turned to
some of her friends.
Initial inquiries by Madeleine
Tavares have met with positive
responses so far, with the Nease
High School library giving "first
dibs" on books they are discard-
ing, the mother said.
"Its a very empowering thing to
think that you can have such an
impact," she said in a telephone
interview Friday.
She added- that Aletha
Dresback, of the Nease
International Baccalaureate pro-
gram, has said she will cover the
costs of shipping the books over-
Tavares also has contacted the
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library
and the St. Johns County School
District to see if any discarded
books, magazines, and other read-
ing materials could be donated to

form the basis of a library at the
Bande school.
Even though Diana Tavares
takes three-hour language classes
in Kiswahili five days a week, she
will be teaching her students in
English, so English-language
books and magazines are essential
to forming the basis of a library
for the school, Madeleine Tavares
Reference books, textbooks,
novels, classic literature, and mag-
azines like Time and Newsweek
are all welcome in this book drive.
"Absolutely anything would be
beneficial," Madeleine Tavares
related from her daughter.
The physics teacher at the
Bande school explained that with-
out supplies, they have to teach
Beyond her drive to acquire
learning materials for the school,
the mere presence of her daughter,
as a teacher at-the school is open-
ing doors for young girls and
inspiring hope for the future,
Tavares said.
Although the Bande Girls
Secondary School was built for
160 students, its current enroll-
ment stands at 37, Tavares said.
She said the shortage of stu-
dents is attributed to poor test
scores, which in turn are attrib-
uted to the lack of a math and sci-
ence teacher.
The proposition of a new sci-
ence teacher from America, along
with new learning materials; is
expected to boost enrollment
next year, Tavares said.
Anyone who can donate new
books, old books, magazines,
journals, or other reading materi-
als to help start a library for the
Baride Girls Secondary School is
asked to e-mail Madeleine Tavares
at (tav6000@bellsouth.net).

Mayport fitness center

targets sailors' children


The newly opened Youth Fitness
Factory at Mayport Naval Station
caters to kids who are dependents of
sailors who are stationed at the
third largest naval base in the
United States.
At Youth Fitness Factory, young-
sters can work out with parents, and
vice versa.
A grand opening of the youth
facility was held Oct. 29.
Performing the ribbon-cutting hon-
ors was Mayport's new commander,
Capt. Aaron Bowman.
Representatives from Joseph
Finegan and Mayport elementaries
and Mayport Middle School were at
the opening.
"It's a gym specifically designed
for children, for our youth here at
Naval Station Mayport, ages 10-14
primarily," fitness director Emily
Deason said. '
"The equipment is based on
height. It's good for kids 4-feet to 5-

"If an 8-year-old comes in and
they're 4-feet, well-behaved, they
can use the facility," she said.
"The parent has a role here, as
well. We have treadmills and other
equipment for them to use while
children are working out."
Parents Tracy Adams and Michelle
Brotherton had youngsters at the
Fitness Factory that day. Adams was
there with her 11-year-old son,
Charles Wade Jr., and Brotherton
had her kids, 12-year-old Michael,
who plays football for Pablo Creek,
and 14-year-old Siobhan, a cheer-
leader at Florida Elite.
"I think it's the program for him,
because he's a sports buff," Adams
"He's pretty much grown up with-
in the Navy's MWR [Morale, Welfare
& Recreation] system. He plays bas-
ketball, Pop Warner football. It gives
him the opportunity to stay in
shape year-round versus waiting
until it's time to play. I think he

Deason said age isn't written in See MAYPORT, B-11

Diana Tavares of Ponte
Vedra Beach will soon
begin teaching for the
Peace Corps at the Bande
Girls School in Africa,
where the classroom build-
ing (above) houses
Tavares' science lab (right),
which is.devoid of books.

Anyone who wants to
donate new or old
books, magazines,
journals, or other read-
ing materials to help
start a library for the
Bande Girls Secondary
School is asked to e-
mail Madeleine
Tavares at
(tav6000 @ bellsouth.net).

With the Usina Bridge at Vilano Beach as a backdrop,members of Flotilla 14-07 of
the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary ease a crown of flowers into the water Nov. 10 for
the third annual "Sailors Remembrance Day" in St. Augustine. The ceremony
honors those lost at sea.

Speed has Low Country style

Shuri Speed learned Low Country cooking from her grandmoth-
er on a South Carolina plantation.

onte Vedra residents
Shuri and Doug Speed
and their extended family
will gather together for
Thanksgiving dinner like
many American families.
Their dinner will include
some of the dishes their fami-
ly has served for many years.
Speed's earliest experiences
in cooking were influenced by
the Low Country cuisine.
When Speed was a little girl,
she said her family would
spend vacations on her grand-
parent's, "working plantation"
north of Charleston, S.C.
Speed, the oldest of three
girls, said some of her chores
were helping her grandmother
collect eggs from the chicken
coop, and picking fresh corn,
okra, butter beans, and toma-
toes from the garden.
Speed said she was always
"interested in what was going
on in her grandmother's
kitchen," where everything

was homemade and delicious,
and every meal, including
breakfast, was served on white
linen tablecloths, Speed said.
Summertime dinners there
might be platters of her grand-
mother's fried chicken served
with fresh vegetables from the
garden. Homemade cherry ice
cream was a special treat for
dessert, especially for the chil-
dren, said Speed.
Both of Speed's parents also
enjoyed cooking, but her
father especially liked to be
involved in preparing big din-
ners like on Thanksgiving.
Her father would prepare
the dressing for the turkey and
several of the other side dishes
in addition to helping with
the meats.

"November was hog
butchering time," said Speed.
As a result, fresh barbecue
was served along with the
roast turkey and ham at Low
Country Thanksgiving din-
The men would cook a
whole hog outdoors for sever-
al hours, often overnight. The
barbecue would be served with
a vinegar and pepper sauce.
The fresh turkey was always
soaked in a brine for 48 hours
before roasting. This made the
turkey very tender, said Speed.
Two kinds of gravy were
served, a traditional gravy and
a cream gravy with chopped
There was an abundance of
side dishes to go with the
meats and turkey. These were
white rice, sweet potato souf-
fle, butter beans, corn pie,
cornbread dressing, oyster
dressing, tomato pie, and


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Recipes: Low Country corn pudding

Richard and Leatrice Parkinson in 1944.

Leatrice and Richard Parkinson of Neptune
Beach celebrated their 65th wedding anniver-
sary on Tuesday, Nov. 20 with a family dinner
at the Conch House Resort in St. Augustine.
The couple were married Nov. 20, 1942, at

First Baptist Church of Jacksonville
She is the former Leatrice Birni
couple have two children, Nila I
Neptune Beach and Dick Parkinsol

Cont. from A-9
yeast rolls.
A relish tray was filled with
homemade pickles, spiced
peaches, cranberry sauce,
spiced pecans, and chow
For dessert, there was fresh
.... coconut cake, pecan pie,
Caramel cake, and ambrosia
made with cherries, oranges,
bananas, and coconut.
Speed said she has devel-
oped her own style of cooking
over the years. While she con-
tinues with some of the
southern traditions, she has
adapted her cooking style to
be more healthful with less
Early in their marriage and
-: just out of college, the Speeds
lived in Baton Rouge. In addi-
Si' tion to learning about Cajun
and Creole cooking, Speed
Said she was rtlentored by the
wife of one of her husband's
"This was very good for a
young girl," she said.
o submitted Her mentor was Italian and
photo submitted
prepared many dishes that
were different from those
Speed was accustomed to hav-
Beach. ing. She also taught Speed
baum. The about presentation and plan-
Harding of ning the colors of the food on
n, and five the plate:to appeal to the eye.
The following are recipes
from Shuri Speed. The first
two are family recipes for Low
Country Thanksgiving side
dishes. The remaining recipes
are some of Speed's contem-
porary favorites.

photo submitted
Members of the Navy Wives Clubs of America, Mayport Chapter No. 201, share a night of fellow-
ship recently at the Alhambra Dinner Theater. From left, Dolly Caudill, Sue Harvey and her
daughter. The group meets monthly. For more information, call Marie Adams at 646-3596


U.S. Rep Ander Crenshaw
has nominated 26 students in
his Congressional District to
compete for appointments to
U.S. service academies.
"Our service academies are
vital in preparing today's
youth to assume the responsi-
bility and leadership required
to 'become our future military
leaders," said Congressman
"These young individuals are
-more than up to the challenge.
These students represent North
East Florida's best and bright-
est and I am proud to nomi-
nate them to attend some of
our nation's finest educational
Members of Congressman
Crenshaw's Military Academy
Selection Committee, which is
made up of individuals who
have graduated from the acad-
emies and/or have military
service, interviewed the stu-
dents and selected the nomi-
Service academies then offer
appointments from a nation-
wide list of nominees. Final
appointments are determined

by the academies.
This year's list of academy
nominations is as follows:

United States Merchant
Marine Academy
Sean J. Brown (Bishop Kenny
High School)

United States .Military
Academy at West Point
Jennings B. Cooksey IV
(Mandarin High School)
Sarah J. Pendergraft
(Englewood High School)
United States Air Force
David G. Baccash
Fletcher High (Air Force Prep
Brian J. Collett
(Englewood High School)
Austin T. Davis
(Trinity Christian.Academy)
Rocque S. Gartland
Atlantic Beach, Terry Parker
(Northwestern Prep School)
Benjamin T. Hurst
(Columbia High School)
Andrew M. Jacobs
(Florida State University
Kyle M. Johnson

(Mandarin High School)
Hillary G. Leonard
(Fernbank Academy)
Matthew J. Peters
(Columbia High School)
Jesenia B. Williams
(Sandalwood High School)

*United States Naval
Daniel C. Burke
(Bishop Kenny High School)
Katherine M. Castro
(Paxson School for Advanced
Charles D. Cousar
(Stanton College Prep).
Michael G. Davlantes
(Bishop Kenny High School)
Caitlin A. Halloran
(Stanton College Prep)
Kyle M. Kinder
Jacksonville Beach
(Fletcher High School)
Christopher W. O'Connell
(University of North Florida)
Byron J. Plapp
(The Bolles School)
Joseph C. Stehlin
(Stanton College Prep)
Philip I, Robbins
(St. Johns Country Day)
* *

Low Country Corn

10 ears of corn (silver queen
if in season)
3 well beaten eggs
1 cup milk
one-half cup cream
1 T butter, melted
one-half tsp. salt
one-half tsp. pepper
5 or 6 dashes of Tabasco
Cut corn off cob and scrape
the cob. Combine the milk,
cream, eggs, butter, corn and
seasonings. Pour into a baking,
dish and cook for 45 to 50
minutes at 350 degrees.
Note: If fresh corn is not
available, use 4 cans white
shoe peg corn that have been

Baby Green Butter Beans

1 piece of white bacon (fat-
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2 Ibs. fresh baby limas or 2
(1 lb.) bags frozen baby lima
Place the bacon in a large
sauce pan and boil about 20
minutes. Add the beans and
cook until tender. Let sit a
while in the juice to get the

Seafood Kabobs

12 large scallops
12 nice sized shrimp
(cleaned with the tail left on)
juice of one lime
1 tsp. garlic juice
one-half tsp. thyme
salt and pepper
4 slices of bacon
fresh medium mushrooms
1 large green pepper, cut
into chunks
cherry tomatoes or chunks
of tomatoes
1 large red onion, cut into
olive oil
To make marinade: combine
lime juice, garlic juice, thyme,
and salt and pepper. Pour a
little olive in also. Place scal-
lops and shrimp in a covered
glass bowl and marinate for
about 4 to 6 hours. Stir occa-
Assemble kabobs by alter-
nating scallops, shrimp,
onion, mushrooms, bacon,
and tomatoes. Use about 3
shrimp and scallops per skew-
er. Place on a grill, pour a lit-
tle olive oil on each and cook
until done. Serves 4.

Marinated Flank Steak

one-third cup soy sauce
one-third cup salad oil
3 T red wine vinegar,
2 T. chopped chutney
(Crosse and Blackwell)
one-eighth tsp. garlic pow-
1 T instant minced onion
2 large flank steaks, about 1
to 1.5 lbs. each

Combine ingredients and
marinate about 6 hour or
overnight. (Put each steak in a
pyrex dish, not metal, or gal-
lon size zip lock bags. Pierce
meat with a fork on both sides
and place in bags. Turn the
bags and pierce the meat occa-
Cook on a closed grill.
Hickory chips may be added
at the last minute. Cook about
5 minutes on each side.
Slice thinly across the grain.
Serves 6 to 8.

Roasted Red Onion and
Pear Salad

2 T. orange juice
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
one-quarter tsp. chopped
salt and pepper
2 T lemon juice
1 tsp. honey
6 T vegetable or olive oil
1 red onion, cut in 1 inch
wedges with root attached
1 head Bibb lettuce, wash
and separate the leaves and
1 6 oz. bag baby spinach
1 ripe pear, cored and cut
into 1 inch pieces
one-third cup smokehouse
almonds, chopped
one-half cup crumbled goat
one-quarter cup dried cran-
Put rack in middle position
of oven and heat to 400
degrees. Whisk orange and
lemon juice together with
honey and thyme in medium
bowl. Whisk in 4 T olive oil.
Season with salt and pepper.
Toss onion wedges with
remaining oil, one-quarter tsp.
salt and pepper. Put on baking
sheet and roast until brown
and soft-bout 25 minutes,
flipping wedges half-way
through' cooking. Cool about
15 minutes.
Divide lettuce on individual
plates. Toss spinach with a
quarter cup of dressing in
large bowl. Divide spinach
among plates. Arrange onion,
pear, goat cheese, almonds
and cranberries over salad.
Drizzle with remaining dress-
ing and serve.

Quick Rice Casserole

1 cup Uncle Ben's long-
grain white rice, not instant
1 can chicken and rice soup
1 can of water
1 small onion, diced
1 jar of sliced mushrooms,
1 stick of butter (also good
with only a half stick of but-,
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a
casserole. Stir to mix. Cover
and bake at 350 degrees for an
hour. Half way through cook-
ing, stir to mix butter well.
When done, fluff and sprin-
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281 19th Avenue S.,
Jacksonville Beach. The cost is
$5. For information, call 241-

Gentle Yoga
The Neptune Beach Senior
Activity Center offers yoga
Monday from 7-8:30 p.m.,
Tuesday from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
and Wednesdays from 10-
11a.m. Mats, pillows, blocks,
-music and instructors are sup-
plied. No reservations are

Beaches Senior Center
The Beaches Senior Center,
281 19th Ave. S., Jacksonville

Beach, has different programs
each day. On an on-going
basis, Uno cards is played at
8:30 a.m. each week day.
Bridge is played from 9 a.m.-12
p.m. Tuesday and 1-4 p.m.
Thursday. Ceramics is offered
at 9 a.m. Monday-Wednesdays,
and Bingo is played at 10 a.m.
each week day, except
Thursday, when it starts at 9:30
a.m. Exercise classes are offered
at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, and beach walks are
taken at 9 a.m. Monday-Friday.
There's a bridge class at 1 p.m.
Tuesday. Computer classes are
offered at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Monday, and Mah Jongg is
played from 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Thursday. A Line Dancing
Class is offered at 1:30 p.m.

Monday. Word puzzles/trivia
and the treadmill are available
every day. UNF nursing stu-
dents visit the center Tuesday.
Lunch reservations must be
,made three days in advance.
For information, call 241-

Current Issues
The Players Community
Senior Center hosts a Current
Issues Discussion Group that
meets every Monday from
10:45-11:45 a.m. at 175
Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra
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informative forum in which to
share ideas, solutions and
insights on what's happening
in the world today. Call 280-
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Nease High School senior
parents and students are
invited to participate in a
financial aid workshop 6:30
p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec.
6 in the Nease media center.
The event, sponsored by the
Nease guidance department,
will feature Sydney Hickson, a
financial aid specialist from
the University of North
Florida, who will discuss dif-
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scholarships and student

2008-09 calendar OK'd
The St. Johns County
School Board has approved a
master calendar for the 2008-
2009 school year.
School will start on Friday,
Aug. 22, and winter break will
be Dec. 22, 2008, to Jan. 1,
Spring break will be April 6
to April 13, 2009, and the last
day.for students will be June
10, 2009, with high school
graduations to be on June 5


Betty Hilton (above)
reads a Thanksgiving
story to second
graders at Ponte
Vedra-Palm Valley
Elementary School
Friday as the teacher,
Stacy Shepherd,
makes a paper turkey
at her desk. Later, at
the cupcake-decorat-
ing activity table
(right), Cody Lemay
(from right) reaches for
icing while Caroline
Metcalf-Parker works
on her cupcake,
Rebecca Barnett takes
a taste and Amiyah
Bailey (partially hid-
den) gets ready to eat
her creation.

and June 6.
There will be 15 late
start/early release days for
middle schools and high
schools and once-per-week
early release days for elemen-
tary schools.

Tech school to offer degrees
The St. Johns County
School Board has voted to
amend the. charter agreement
to change the name of First
Coast Technical Institute to
First Coast Technical College.
College degrees are expect-
ed to be offered in the near
future and the staff said the
name change would help
increase enrollment.

Nease academy gets kudos
The Stellar Academy of
Engineering at Nease High
School and the VyStar
Academy of Business and
Finance at Bartram Trail High
School were both honored as
recipients of the National
Career Academy Coalition's
Exemplary Partnership Award.
These two St. Johns County
academies were two of only
six total awards presented at
the National Career Academy
conference held recently in
St. Louis.

School Board meets Dec. 11
The next regular School
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p.m. Dec. 11.

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wants to leave."
Wade agrees with his
"It's good, because I want
to get strong and go to the
NFL," said the youngster,
who added he's been work-
ing out regularly for a couple
years and can see the results.
"Yes, I've gotten stronger."
Deason wants the whole
family to be involved.
"This is all in the family,"
she said.
"This is Navy taking care
of Navy family. Our primary
goal in athletics and fitness
is mission readiness for
active duty. But we also have
to have our family ready, as
well, because of all the stress
they experience with reloca-
tion and separation and
going to different schools."

The Mayport base backs
right up to Joseph Finegan,
whose principal is David
"I'm working with David
Pinter and their coach. We're
trying to bring Disney here.
They have a free program
called 'Move It' for elemen-
tary schools," said Deason.
"We have programs for
kids ages 5-14," she added.
"We have a program called
'Mommy, Daddy and Me.'
We had 21 kids in there the
other day. So the active duty
mother and father can bring
in the little kids, 5-year-olds
and maybe a little younger,
depending on behavior."
Deason said her supervisor,
John Aimone, athletics and
fitness coordinator on base,
"actually bought off on the
fact a mom can bring the
baby in in a little carrier."

The facility has other offer-
ings, to include fitness-type
games and basic instruction
in nutrition. There's also a
"Moms in Motion" class for
pregnant women.
The Youth Fitness Factory
came about through a grant
from Chief of Naval
Installations. The facility fea-
tures the Strive Kidz Smart
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"We've incorporated the
Presidential Fitness Award
program, as well," Aimone
said of the youth program.
"We're going to work with
the principals [Nancy Bragan
at Mayport Elementary,
Katrina McCray at Mayport
Middle and Pinter] on some
fitness programs.
"Our camps [summer and
holiday] are roughly 150,
kids. Base housing here,

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are walkup. So it's a good
centralized location."
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three hours each day.
"We're only here about
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because we do have the rest
of everyone else in the Navy,
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Smothering D keys Panthers' playoff win

Booi and Souza anchor Nease front

that allows just 39 rushing yards in

victory over Gainesville Eastside

With their NF
senior Ramon B
Frank Souza occ
real estate on N1
defensive side o:
Booi (6-5, 319
man among bo)
283) is a growing
could squash
most men.
The monster
duo have made
life miserable
for opposing
offenses this
.season with
their never-
off play on the
interior line.
Last Friday
was no excep-
Booi and
Souza were
big reasons
why visiting
Eastside was
held to 3a9 : -:`
rushing yards
in a 29-7
Nease victory
at Panther
With the
win, the Class
4A No. 4
Panthers (10-
1) advance to
regional semi-
finals, where

L-caliber size,
ooi and junior
upy a lot of
ease High's
f the line of

pounds) is a
rs. Souza (6-4,
g boy who

McLeod, at center opposite
But with leading rusher
Miles Harris sidelined with an
elbow injury, the Rams found
little room to run, inside or
outside the tackles.
"With our fullback out
tonight, we couldn't generate
much," said Eastside head
coach Kent Johnson after the

S- "We knew
[Booi] was
going to be a
-i big concern, so
we moved
McLeod in

and neutralize
him some.
S"But they're
a tough team

plined. We
knew what we
were up
With our fullback out against"
tonight we couldn't gen- Nease held
the Rams
rate much. We. knew scorelessuntif
[BOoi] Was going to be a- the ast
minute of the
big concern, so we third quarter
moved McLeod in there when Gerry
Terry got
to try and neutralize him behind free
some. safety Hunter
Bates for a 55-
............... yard touch-
down recep-
Kent Johnson tion.
Eastside.head coach It was Bates'
only break-

they will host No. 9 Columbia
(8-3) at 7:30 p.m.
Unranked Eastside ends its
season at 8-3 overall.
"Those two guys [Booi and
Souza] soak up a lot of blocks,"
said Nease defensive coordina-
tor Danny Cowgill.
"And when they are not
double teamed, they make
plays. They're a luxury."
Run-oriented Eastside tried
to stem some of Nease's big
push up front by placing its
best lineman, 325-pound Luis

The senior had two intercep-
tions and 84 all-purpose yards,
including a 56-yard punt
return for a score.
Senior quarterback Ted
Stachitas was 20 of 36 passing
for 200 yards and a 26-yard
scoring strike to Myles Wright.
Sophomore placekicker
Andrew Barker converted field
goals of 31, 37 and 40 yards to
cap the scoring for the
Panthers, who out-gained the
Rams 354-134.
Stachitas rushed for 72 yards

and a 10-yard TD as Nease
logged 14 plays of 10 or more
Senior S-back Andrew Barnes
(769 yards) returned to the
lineup to rush for 55 yards on
10 carries.
Eight different receivers
caught passes for Nease, led by
seniors Jordan Anderson (47
yards) and C.J. Thompson
(43). Junior receiver Patrick
Barker had a 21-yard reverse.
But the Nease defense was
the story of the game, holding
Eastside to 53 total yards in
the first half and recording
nine tackles for loss.
"They had us backed up all
night," said Eastside's Johnson,
whose team lost a third-round
playoff game to Nease in 2005.
"Four-A is a tough draw. You
better win your district so you
can stay home in the first
That's exactly what Eastside
did last year when it beat visit-
ing Lake City Columbia 18-15
to advance to the second
round, where it lost to host
SNease knocked Seabreeze out
of the playoffs the following
week, and beat Lincoln on the
road in Tallahassee to earn a
second consecutive berth in
the 4A state title game.
Seabreeze (11-0) and Lincoln
(10-1).are looming large on
the playoff horizon for the
Panthers, but first Nease will
have to beat Columbia for the
second time this season.
The two district rivals last
met Nov. 22 in a rain-delayed
Monday night game at Tigers
Stadium with Nease winning
28-0. The Panthers also beat
Columbia 27-0 last year in
their only meeting.
After that game, Nease head
coach Craig Howard knew he
hadn't seen the last of the tra-
dition-rich Tigers, who have
made the playoffs 11 of the
past 12 years.
"We think we'll see them
again this year," Howard said
Nov. 22.
"They're that good of a

team. They have a mystique
about them.,"
When Howard coached at
Mandarin High, his teams
were 0-4 against the Tigers in
district play.
Columbia (91-28 overall in
the 1990s) bills itself as "the
winningest high school foot-
ball program in the state of
Florida" with more than 580
victories since 1910.
Green, who has 212 career
wins, has never had a losing
season at Columbia, but is 0-3
lifetime against Nease since
"If you look at the scores, we
have dominated them," said
Howard. "Teams have come
into Lake City for years and
were beaten before they got off
the bus,
"They are very young this
year and we have 36 seniors.
With the number of sopho-
mores the' have, Columbia is
going to be a great team in the
future. No. 22 is already a
Howard was referring to
sophomore tailback Damarquis
Williams, who along with 10th
grader Tiger Powell (1,328
rushing yards, 17 TDs) are a
lethal rushing tandem.
Sophomore fullback Brach
Bessant (220) is also a load.
Columbia last
made a deep play-
off run in 2003,
when the Tigers
went 12-2, losing
to Lake Gibson in
the state semifi-
"You know
they're explo-
sive," said
Howard. "You
know Tiger is
going to break
one. But we're so
tough to run on.
It starts with our
defensive front.
Those guys do
such a good job
of not being sin-
gle blocked and
forcing double
"And our
safeties are top-
notch. Five-yard
gains don't tum
into 20-yarders
because our
safeties save us.
This is the best defense we've
ever had."

Volleyball season ends with loss

to Lemon Bay in state semifinal

When Nease High's volleyball team
clinched a trip to Lakeland for the state
Final Four, head coach Dawn Madden was
confident enough to acknowledge the
Panthers would be playing in Saturday's
state championship match.
The coach knew her squad was playing
Lemon Bay, a team from Englewood, Fl.,
but didn't know much
about them.
"There isn't much out
there on them, so they're
hard to scout," Madden
said following the win
against Bishop Moore.
Lemon Bay got the best
of Nease, winning the state
semifinal match in four
games, 25-18, 10-25, 25-
14, 25-23.
After the match, Lemon
Bay head coach David
Rohrer told reporters he didn't know
much about his opponent either, but
checked out the Panthers' web site for sta-
tistics. The coach said he drew up a game
plan based on the fact that Nease didn't
have a large number of blocks throughout
the regular season.
Madden told the Englewood Sun she
underestimated the Manta Rays.
Paige DePriest had a game-high 15 kills,

including four during the Panther's sec-
ond-game win. The senior also recorded
nine digs in the match.
Lemon Bay (28-4) was led by ?006 All-
State player Becca Toor, a 6-2 middle hit-
ter who had 13 kills in the match, includ-
ing the one that ended the game, and the
Panther's season. Toor also had three digs
and four blocks in the match.
Kamryn Sherman led Nease with 25
assists, and added four kills
and eight digs for the
Cierra Pillsbury had a
game-high 16 digs and
Brianna Bates added nine
for Nease.
Kristin Adkison recorded
10 kills in the loss.
Lemon Bay also got big
games from Angela Hester,
who recorded 10 kills and
eight digs. Kayla Cicchella
had a game-high 26 assists.
The loss puts an end to Nease's spectac-
ular 25-6 season that saw the Panther's
breezing through the'district and the
brackets in the playoffs.
This is the second consecutive season
that the Panthers have reached the state
semifinals but lost.
Last season, the Panthers lost to eventu-
al champion Cardinal Gibbons.
The Panthers lose key senior DePriest,

the team's leader in kills this season and a
Florida Atlantic signee. Nease will also
lose Pillsbury, who will play for nearby
Flagler College next season and led the
team in digs.
Bates and Adkison, who is second on
the team in kills this season, also end
their career at Nease.
On the positive note, Nease does return
many players, including Sherman, who
set the school record for assists this season
and fellow freshman Holland Hoefnagel,
who has been a force for the Panther's all
NOTES: In a signing ceremony last
week at Nease, DePriest and Pillsbury
signed letters of intent to play volleyball
at Florida Atlantic and Flagler College,
During the same ceremony, Catherine
O'Donnell signed an athletic scholarship
offer from the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill. O'Donnell, who
is also goalkeeper on the Panthers girls
soccer team, will play golf at UNC.
O'Donnell led the Panthers to a second-
place finish in this year's Class 4A state
championship tournament. As the team's
No. 1 player, the senior also helped guide
Nease to district titles in 2005, 2006 and
On Monday, Clare Wamsley signed her
letter of intent to attend Valdosta State
University on a softball scholarship.

Photos by ROB DeANGELO
Sequence shows Nease High's Ramon Booi (99) shedding a
block by Eastside's Luis McLeod (79) then zeroing in running
back Kevin Kelly (24) to make the tackle. Booi keyed a Panthers
defense that allowed just 39 rushing yards to the Rams during
last Friday night's 29-7 Nease victory.



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Time to go bottom fishing if you can get a ride

It's definitely time to go bot-
tom fishing if you can get a
ride. Anglers on both party
boats out of Monty's have
been cranking the snapper off
the bottom along with grouper
and coolers full of stringer fish.
It was also a great week for
trout, black drum, whiting and
Fishermen across Florida,
and especially our area, were
saddened this week by the
passing of our friend Monroe
Campbell. They will reminisce
about the many exciting televi-
sion shows and trips they had
with Monroe. His weekly
reports were always eagerly
Capt. Scott Reynolds on the
"King Neptune" reported good
catches on each trip to the
party grounds last week.
Eighteen anglers on the
"Neptune" last Saturday pulled
up 30 snapper, two grouper, a
cobia and five kings.
On Sunday the anglers took
pictures of 20 snapper, a
grouper, four kings and coolers


filled with flounder, beeliners
and sea bass.
Capt. George Strate made
very productive trips last week.
On Tuesday, anglers brought
home 42 snapper, three cobia,
a pair of grouper and great
catches of beeliners and sea
On Saturday aboard the
"Princess," anglers throughout
the boat were all smiles as they
brought up 40 snapper weigh-
ing up to ten pounds, three
grouper, a cobia, several jacks

and lots of sea bass and bee-
Capt. Mark Goodwin with
his dad, Ed, and Robert "Little
Man," anchored and drifted
about six
miles east of T
the jetties and
caught four ir
grouper and
24 red bass Ith
they could
bring home.
They also t o
caught 50 rAffll
short snapper
and 15 siz !
grouper just a
little too I0'o
small to keep..
Capt. Andy Calloway and
his crew on his "Mack to
Mack" dropped down on the
party grounds and caught 12
snapper and five grouper.
Capt. Lowell Breeding with
friends Rusty Borthwick and
his son Russell on the "P.K.'s
Mistake" brought home seven
grouper, three snapper and lots
of stringer fish.
Capt. Dennis Young, with


'Clarence Sparkman with a 28-inchl black drum he caught recently from tihe Jacksonville Beach
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the Dwayne Schmidt party on
the "Sea Dancer" last
Wednesday, caught their limit
of snapper, two jacks and plen-
ty of sea bass and beeliners.
On the
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fishing is
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idly. Lots of
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and oversized
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ov caught.
Stan Fryslie
a cleaned 40
whiting and
one red after a
pier trip last
week. Dan Jime caught 30
whiting and a pair of pom-
pano last Saturday and Walter
Harris brought 18 whiting off
the pier on Friday morning.
Jetty Guide Fred Morrow
fished the jetties last Monday
with David Moore and Wayne
Ezell. They caught eight
sheepshead to four pounds,
eight sea bass and two 29-inch
On Tuesday Pat Ryan and
his wife Diane, with Fred, fin-
ished the morning with 15
sheepshead to clean. All
weighed near four pounds.
Jimmy Lyons and Jimmie
Allen fished with Fred on
Wednesday along the rocks
and sacked up 16 sheepshead
to five pounds.
Captains Butch Garvin and
John Campbell ganged up on
the speckled trout last week.
They put their live shrimp
under the water within a mile
of the Mike Scanlan boat ramp
and caught 40 speckled trout.
John Dyrssen and Dwight
Hibbard made their weekly
Wednesday trip and weren't
disappointed. In several hours
of fishing along the canal
banks they caught five trout;
five reds and a flounder. They
cleaned only one trout, one
red and a flounder.
SCapt. Kirk Waltz, with the
David Young party, fished his
favorite spot near the south
jetties and pulled up 12 drum,
three reds and five trout.
On Wednesday, with Capt.
Kirk on the "Enterprise" Bobby
Smith and his cousin used live
shrimp in the jetty area and-
caught 23 drum, three reds
and four trout.

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Charlie Bosco fished the surf
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dead shrimp and caught 13
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Larry "Fishman" Finch
missed the tide on Tuesday
but still managed to catch 27
big whiting and six pompano
in the surf at Little Talbot
On Thursday, the "Fishman"
checked out the Flagler
Fishing Pier and caught 53 big
Capt. David Sipler, with
Nick Watson last Thursday,
had an outstanding catch.
They netted 20 trout, a pair of
sheepshead, 20 reds to 32
inches and 10 drum.
Mike McGuire fished the

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Seas 2 to 4 feet. Inland waters
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river with finger mullet and
caught 15 flounder to five
pounds, five blues and two
Ben Denaio and Lynn
English teamed up around the
Mayport docks with finger
mullet and netted 28 flounder
to 28.5 pounds.
Last Tuesday, James Gergley
and Matt Hamilton on the
"Pathfinder" fished St.
Augustine creeks and caught
45 trout to 20 inches, eight
reds, 10 drum and a pair of
Capt. David King on the
"Crusty Crab" used dead
shrimp near Dames Point and
caught 150 croakers last
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It's Florida-FSU time; Jaguars earn a key victory

Tim Tebow's final test of
the regular season comes
Saturday when his
Florida Gators take on their
favorite playmates, the Florida
State Seminoles.
Even in ordinary times,
when the Gators are without
the amazing young phenom
from Nease High and pride of
the community, Florida always
brings out the killer in the
As the Seminoles are fully
armed with equal talent, this
bout is 9traditionallyO one of
the most fiercely fought in the
country. Saturday it will be
even more so because Tebow
is surely looking more and
more like a Heisman Award
favorite despite his sophomore
Tebow just goes along every
week chalking up more
records, with scant regard for
the pressure he must be under.
Last week, he became the first
player in NCAA Division I his-
tory to have at least 20 rush-
ing and passing touchdowns
in a single season, leading
Florida to a 59-20 victory over
Florida Atlantic.
His reply when interviewed
about his achievement was a
usual, succinct, "It's-pretty
That, as one reporter said, is
putting it mildly, kid. That's
cooler than the North Pole.
In that game at Florida
Field, Tebow merely threw for
a career-high 338 yards and
three touchdowns. Skeptics
might say, "Florida Atlantic is
hardly Ohio State," but it

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doesn't matter. Getting 338
yards and three TDs is major
league even if you're playing
the Bolles School.
Now, Saturday with Florida
State, Tebow will up against a
tough team that would like
nothing better than to atone
for a frustrating season by not
only whipping their most
hated rival, but making a big
statement by stopping the
sophomore quarterback.
This will be one of the most
interesting UF-FSU wars in a
long while.
Not only will fans of both
schools be looking on, drool-
ing through their fangs, but
Heisman voters will be watch-
ing to see how Tebow handles
this challenge. It won't be like
a stroll in the park.
When Oregon quarterback
Dennis Dixon went out for
the season with a torn ACL
last Thursday night, it left

It's that time of year again, time
to put away our spring/summer
wardrobe and make ready the
introduction of sweaters, boots
and all things fall The colors we
wear this time of year t pically
mimic the colors of fall we see in
nature, so that usually means lots
of browns, golds and rich berrn
colors. The trend this fall seems
to favor a return to a retro
"Audrey Hepburn" look with lots
of glamour on the eyes and lips.
The smoky eve which usually
dominates the make-up palette
on fall/winter runways has given
way to a cleaner, more color-
intense look this year Olive green
is hot right now and the idea is to
pair this color with a soft pink.
ots of intense colors have been
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Tebow in the driver's seat for
the Heisman. FSU hopes to
derail his trip.

Don't look now, but those
in-and-out, up-and-down
Jaguars have done it again and
are still in the race for a play-
off spot. They zipped past a
good San Diego team Sunday,
even if it took a timely inter-
ception to save them.
Maybe beating the Chargers,
24-17, doesn't look like much,
but as the gamblers used to
say: a win is a win is a win.
The offense, guided by the
return of David Garrard,
looked sharp at times and the
defense even better. Still, it
took an interception by
Sammy Knight with the
Chargers charging and 1:26
left to sew it up.
Sammy saved the day, but .
Garrard's skillful quarterback
play made it possible for
Jacksonville to win. Getting
the starter back at the helm
means everything to Jack Del
Rio's gang.
Garrard passed for 189 yards
and if his time on the injured
list took anything away from
his accuracy, it'didn't show.
He still hasn't thrown an
interception this season -
although the Chargers
dropped at least one would-be.
That's all good news. The
bad is that ace linebacker Mike
Peterson suffered a broken
hand and is probably out for
the rest of the season. This
happens just as the team, with
two outstanding victories in a
row, was beginning t6 look
like a playoff team.

seen on the eyes between the lash
line and the crease line in eye-
shadow. Grey is the "new black"
so this is a good color to pair up
with the stronger colors ni eve-
shadow to avoid a "harsh" look.
Seen on lips this year are rich
berries, browns and reds, all In a
satin finish. The truth is, regard-
less of what's "now", it's impor-
tant to choose colors that work
with your skin tone. This means
that if you look your best in
warm colors choose the varia-
tions of colors in that color
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T ike an understudy waiting
silently in the wings, the
Time has now come for a
new star to take center stage:
The Half-Marathon.
My feeling is that when you
run a bad half-marathon you
have, at least, run a good train-
ing run. When you run a bad
marathon, you have done your-
self no good at all.
More than likely, you have
beaten,yQurself up. Won,out,. .
dehydrated, 4~ i as a drum,
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and cursing the womb that
bore you. If you didn't run
yourself into an injury you
came pretty close.
Physically drained, and
what's worse, mentally too.
Mental bum out has killed
many an aspiring running
career. Shot it right out of its
micro-fiber shorts.
The marathon is just too
darned long for the. average
person. It takes too much. Too
much training, too much com-
mitment, too much out of you.
People need to readjust their
thinking, and the sensible
thinking says, "The half-
marathon is the thing to do."
Far too many people that do
the marathon these days are
not up to the task. I'm sorry to
say that, but it is true. Most of
them don't even say, "I'm run-
ning the marathon", they say,
"I'm doing the marathon".
Because they know that, at
best, they are doing a walk-jog
kind of thing.
Don't get me wrong; there is
nothing wrong with that. And
after all, it is still 26.2-miles,
any way you cut it (and that's a
long time to be on your feet). It
is an admirable thing to do and
far better than staying rooted
to the couch.
But why can't these fledgling
marathoners be happy to be
half-marathoners? They would
run a little less but enjoy it a
lot more. And therefore, they
might stick with it a whole lot
longer. And in the long, stick-
ing to it is really what it-is all
Maybe the problem is the
name: The HALF-marathon.
People must be against doing.
things by halves. It goes against
everything our society ever
taught us: He's only half a man;
half-hearted; half-baked; half-
truth; half-wit; halfway; half-
Remember that awful insult
from the old western movies:
half-breed? Boy, that would
sure pull the six-shooters out.
So let's alter our mindsets
and let's change the half-
marathon's name. Give it a
new identity and make people
realize that this run, whatever
we call it, is the perfect race: A
challenging distance that will
wear you down without wear-
ing you out. The 13.1-mile
length is one that every person
can aspire to run and not just
Half-Marathon season is
upon us and local runners are
fortunate to have four of them.
One, the Marine Corps Half-

San Diego Chargers fullback Lorenzo Neal (41) is stopped on a fourth-and-one by Jacksonville
Jaguars defenders Reggie Hayward (97), Rob Meier (92), Mike Peterson (54), and Daryl Smith
(52) during Sunday's game. The Jaguars went on to a 24-17 victory.

It was an interesting game
Sunday. Josh Scobee made a
comeback after weeks out with
a knee injury and gave the
Jags an early lead with a 48-
Syard field goal and his team
never trailed after that.
Scobee's strong leg is vital to
the Jags winning.
Tight end Marcedes Lewis
took a pass and scored his first
TD of the year. Reggie
Williams scored on a 36-yard

heave and Maurice Jones-Drew
romped over from the 1-yard
line to make it 10-0.
That was set up by a 25-yard
punt return from Dennis
The Jaguars offense is look-
ing better by the week, but it
still has a ways to go. The
defense was really tested by
the pitching arm of Phillip
Rivers and the running of
LaDainian Tomlinson but

Half-marathon season is again upon us

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but one of the largest and most
popular races of the year is
coming up this week.
The Outback Distance Classic
takes place in Mandarin this
Thursday morning at 8 a.m.

The 13.1-mile race has become
a Thanksgiving Day tradition
that draws up to 2,500 partici-
The run, which begins in
front of the Outback restaurant
on San Jose Blvd., is accompa-
nied by a well-attended one-
mile fun run for children. Call
731-1900 for more informa-
The Jacksonville Bank
Marathon, that takes place on
Sunday, ,Dec. 16th, also
incixdes a half-marathon that
is run at the same (7 a.m.)
The marathon may have the
name but the half-marathon
has the numbers and more peo-
ple run the half-marathon than
the marathon in this event.
That is not uncommon; in fact,
most marathons that include a
half-marathon see bigger atten-
dance in the shorter race.

Unlike most marathons you town: The National Breast
can enter the Jacksonville Cancer Marathon, also known
Marathon right up to the time as "Run 26.2 with Donna".
the race starts but the race is This one takes place on
limited to a field of 2,500 so it February 17th, next year. The
is advisable to enter before- course starts and finishes at the
hand. Learn more by calling Mayo Clinic and traverses
731-1900. much of the Beaches area. To
A half-marathon also accom- get all the details log onto
panies the new marathon in breastcancermarathon.com.

Jacksonville held when it had
Buffalo is the next challenge
Sunday, although based on
the Bills performance against
the New England Patriots
Sunday night, it might not be
as stiff a test as expected.

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Bloody Marys & Screwdrivers
Just $250
8am Noon Thanksgiving Day
Plus FREE Collards
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the first 30 people
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Outdoor Movie
The movie "Elf" will be
shown at 8 p.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 21, at the St. Augustine
Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., St.
Augustine. Admission is free.
Visit www.staugamphithe-
atre.com for information.

Turkey Trot
The first Thanksgiving Day
Turkey Trot will be held be
held Thursday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m.,
at Mickler's Landing Parking
Lot on Ponte Vedra Boulevard.
There are several age divisions
for children and adults. The
fee for kids is $3 or a canned
food donation for the
Jacksonville Beach soup
kitchen; the entry fee for
adults is $10. Call 759-9400 or
543-9622 for information.

Thanksgiving Feast
Bono's Pit Bar-B-Q at Gate
Parkway and J. Turner Butler
Boulevard will offer a free
Thanksgiving feast and family
fun event, Thursday, Nov. 22,
12:30 to 2 p.m., for families of
deployed service members.
Contact the USO on Mayport
Road or at the Jacksonville
Naval Air Station for free tick-

Ornament Show
The eighth annual
Handcrafted Ornament Show
will run through Dec. 24 at
First Street Gallery, 216-B First
Street, Neptune Beach.. An
open house will be held
Thanksgiving weekend, Nov.
For information, call 241-
6928 or visit www.firststreet-

Reasons for the
Bethel Gallery at Ponte
Vedra Presbyterian Church's
art exhibit, titled "Reasons,for
the Season," runs through Jan.
6. The church is located at
4510 Palm Valley Road in
Jacksonville; Call 285-8225 for

Extension service
holiday happenings
A holiday program. will be
held at the University of
Florida Cooperative Extension
Office,, 1010 N .McDuff Ave.
The ptroran will be presented
at 10 a.m. and repeated at 6:45
p.m. The class costs $8.
Reservations, which are need-
ed, can be made one week
prior to each program by call-
ing the Extension Office at
"Holiday Hospitality at its
Best" will be held Nov. 27.

Snow and ice in

The St. Augustine
Amphitheatre will transform
into a Winter Wonderland
from Nov. 23-Jan. 6. An open-
ing night celebration will be
held at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 23.
*Ice Skating: The first real
outdoor ice skating rink in St.
Augustine's history will be
open daily from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
(private lessons and field trips
daily Nov. 26-30, Dec. 3-7 and
Dec. 10-14) and each night
from 6-10 p.m. It'll cost $8 to
skate and $2 to rent skates.
Call 904-471-1965 to schedule
private or group lessons.
*Theatre: Theatre Saint
Augustine presents its original
adaptation of O. Henry's "Gift
of the Magi." The presentation
begins Nov. 23 and runs
through Jan. 6. Showtimes are
7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, with matinees at 2
p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday.
*Snow: It will snow every
night at 9 p.m. Magic snow
can be purchased to throw at
one another.
*Sleigh Rides: $10 for adults
and $4 for children. Sleighs
glide past Southern Red Cedar,
Magnolia and Oak trees
adorned in holiday lights with
views of Notina's Pond.
*North Pole Visit: Santa will
chitchat about elves, gifts and
cookies and be available for
visits from 3-7 p.m. Friday,
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23-
Dec 23.
*Elf Village: Who can build
the best elf house?
Contestants can showcase an
elf house in the elf village.
Creative freedom is encour-
aged. Houses are 8x10 feet
with a 4-foot door.
*Holiday Shopping:
Shoppers can meet featured
artisans, browse unique prod-
ucts, pick up holiday decora-
tions and have fun while com-
pleting a holiday shopping list.
*Good tastes and smells: Fire
pits for s'mores, hot chocolate,
apple cider, homemade cook-
ies and a wide variety of food
and holiday treats will be avail-
able throughout "Winter
"Winter Wonderland" will
host free events at 6 p.m. on
the following days:
Tuesdays-Nov. 27, Dec. 11
and and Dec. .18: Storytelling
with :Kaye .Burns (St. Johns
County Public Library event '
Thursday-Dec. "6 Th'
Battersby Duo (St. Johns
County Public Library event)
Thursday-Dec. 13: Short
Story Contest (St. Augustine
Record event)
Wednesday-Dec. 26: Kwanza
Celebration.with Xhabbo (St.
Johns County Public Library
Thursday-Jan. 3: Mark Allan
Magician (St. Johns County


Skye Philcox models the Timucua Indian mask that children can
make and take away at the Children's Museum of St. Johns
booth during Ancient City Kids.Day. Ancient City Kids Day, a
festival for children, will be held from from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8. Kids will have a chance to decorate and cus-
tomize masks with help from trained volunteers. The event will
be held at Francis Field on Castillo Drive, next to the St.
Augustine and St. Johns County Visitor Information Center and
Parking Facility, in St. Augustine. For information, visit
www.explorecmsj.org or call Kathy Caron Weed at 904-794-

Public Library event)
Winter Wonderland family
passes are $60 and include 10
skating passes. Winter
Wonderland is sponsored by
the Tourist Development
Council, WSOS and St. Johns
County Public Library System.
The St. Augustine
Amphitheatre is at 1340C A1A
SFor information, visit
or cal.,904-47,1l96&o-, ,-.,

Jacksonville Light
The annual Jacksonville
Light Parade begins at 7 p.m.
Nov. 24 along the downtown
Jacksonville Riverfront. The
boat parade can be viewed
from the Northbank and
Southbank. It features,boats of
every shape and size, decorat-
ed for the area's largest lighted
boat parade. The parade is fol-

lowed by one of the city's most
spectacular fireworks displays.
For information, visit
www.coj.net or call 630-3690.

Holiday Market at
World Golf Village
Laterra Links holds a
Holiday Market from 10-a.m,-2
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at its
newly opened. clubhouse in
World Golf Village. More than
20 vendors will be on-site.
Laterra Links' Holiday Market-
coincides with. the
Neighborhoods of World Golf
Village's annual Nutcracker
Tour of Homes, which runs
through Dec. 2. Vendor regis-
tration is $20. The Holiday
Market is free to customers.

Holiday Concerts
The Don Thompson Chorale
will perform a "Welcoming the
Holidays" concert at 6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 25, at Anastasia

Baptist Church, 1650 A1AS.,
St. Augustine. The Chorale will
also perform a joifit holiday
concert with the First Coast
Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 6, at Terry Hall,
1 Jacksonville University, 2800
University Blvd. N.,
Jacksonville. Call 904-358-
0196 for information.

Hanging of the
Ponte Vedra United
Methodist Church will hold a
"Hanging of the Greens" at 7
p.m. Nov. 25 at Ocean Palms
Elementary School, 355
Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra.
Families are invited to come at
5:30 p.m. for Christmas crafts.
Call the church office at 280-
5141 for information.

St. Johns County
Festival of Trees
The third annual St. Johns
County Festival of Trees will be
held Nov. 30-Dec. 9 at the
County Convention Center,
adjacent to the Renaissance
Resort at World Golf Village.
The event, free and open to
the public, opens at 6 p.m.
Nov. 30, showcasing trees and
wreaths decorated by business-
es, organizations, families and
friends from the community.
The event will be open daily
from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and from 9
a.m.-3 p.m. the final day, Dec.
9. Trees will be part of a silent
auction, and all proceeds
raised during the event go
directly to two St. Johns
County-based charities. For
information on the St. Johns
County Festival of Trees or to
obtain a commitment form,
call 904-940-4010 or go to

Teddy Bear Toy Drive
For every stuffed animal pur-
chased at Adventure Landing's
Teddy Bear Factory from Dec. 1
through Dec. 19, Adventure
Landing will donate a brand
new stuffed animal to Toys for
Tots. Call 249-9784 or visit
for information.

Dec. 1 at the Golf Club at
South Hampton, 315 S.
Hampton Club Way, St.
Augustine. Eddie Money is
scheduled to entertain.
Individual tickets are $200.
Contact Dorcas Tanner, presi-
dent and CEO, Monique Burr
Foundation, at 904-642-0210
or visit www.moniquebur-

Holiday Artist
The Friends of the GTM
Research Preserve will host a
holiday artist showcase from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2
at the GTM Research Reserve
Environmental Education
Center, 505 Guana River Road,
Ponte Vedra Beach. Get an
early start on your holiday
shopping while supporting the
reserve. Call 904-823-4500 for

Winter Celebration
The eighth annual Winter
Celebration in Mandarin will
be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SSaturday, Dec. 1, in the Walter
Jones Historical Park, 11964
Mandarin Road. The free event
is sponsored by the Mandarin
Museum & Historical Society.
Activities include music,
hayrides, putt-putt train rides,
visits with Santa, games,
nature crafts and more. The
1875 farmhouse will be open
all day for tours; Call 904-268-
0784 or visit www.mandarin-
museum.net for information.

Sounds of the
Sounds of the season will be
heard from 2-6 p.m. Dec. 2 at
the Sea Walk Pavilion in
Jacksonville Beach. Music will
be performed by school chil-
dren and community chorus-
es, and the Sassy Tappers will
dance. Santa will be on hand
for free photos and to hear
Christmas requests.

Saturday, Dec. 1, is the 50th
anniversary of USO PAL Day in
St. Augustine. Many St.

Augustine attractions will offer
Holiday Magic free admission to active duty
Celebration military personnel and their
The annual San Marco families, and the Elks Lodge
merchants' Holida Maic provides a free lunch. Call the
Merchants' Holiday Majc ..
Celebration wlfaveh--:-at- 246--395--or -visit
carolers,hand-bell-groups,-car, w ww.soax.or fofr iorma-
riage and train rides and more on.
Dec. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. Bring a inlebells, Golf
paper product donation for the Jinglebells Golf
Ronald McDonald House. Call Jinglebells Golfto benef
Jamie Hendrix at 904-541- the Monique Burr Foundation,
1340 for information. will be held Dec. 4 at South

Holiday in Hamptons
Holiday in the Hamptons, to
benefit the Monique
Burr Foundation, will be held

Hampton, St. Augustine.
Contact Dorcas Tanner, presi-
dent arid CEO, Monique Burr
Foundation, at 904-642-0210
or visit www.moniquebur-

Football Contest

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Judges' decision Is final.


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Saturday, Nov. 24
Talbot Critters: Join a park ranger at 11 a.m.
to learn about the many species that inhabit the
natural communities of the undeveloped barri-
er islands of.northeast Florida. The program will
take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George
Island. No reservations are necessary, and the
program is free. Call the Talbot Islands Ranger
Station at 904-251-2320 for information about
the programs.

Sunday, Nov. 25
Trail biking tour: Guana Tolomato Matanzas
National Estuarine Research Reserve will host a
trail biking tour from 8 to 10 a.m. at the
Trailhead Pavilion. The cost is $3 per vehicle
(free for GTM pass holders). Space is limited,
and reservations are required. The reserve is
located at 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra
Beach. Call 823-4500 for information.

Monday, Nov. 26
Long Time. Newcomers: The Long Time'
Newcomers will meet at 11 a.m. A fashion show
.will be presented by Talbots, with members
modeling. Call Joyce Coleman at 249-1125.

Tuesday, Nov. 27
Renaissance reception: A reception for the
Renaissance Society will be hosted by
Underwood Jewelers, 330A1AN., Suite 204,
Ponte Vedra Beach, from.5 to 6 p.m. The recep-
tion will be open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m.
at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50
Executive Way. Call 280-0614 for information.

Thursday, Nov. 29
Kiwanis Club: The Kiwanis Club of
Jacksonville Beaches meets at noon at, Selva
Marina Country Club. The speakers will be
Vicky Bloodworth and Janet Crozier, who will
talk about Medicare and Health Insurance. The
cost for non-members is $15. For information,
call club president Neil Powell at 343-3571 or
visit the club's website,

Author visit: Local author Woody Winfree
will be at The Bookmark, 299 Atlantic Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach, at p.m. to talk about and sign
copies of her new book, "I Am More Than
Beautiful: 46 Real Teen Girls Speak Out About.
Beauty, Happiness, Love and Life." Call 241-
9026 for information.

Friday, Nov. 30
Jane Brown Playshops: Jane Brown

Playshops for Adoptive Families will'be in
Jacksonville through Dec. 2. The Playshops are
designed for children aged 5-13, their parents
and non-adopted siblings. A Nov. 30 session,
from 7.9:30 p.m., is for adults only. For infor-
mation about Jane Brown, how to register and
pay for the Playshops, and event details, visit

Saturday, Dec. 1
DATA Fundraiser: The Duval Art Teachers
Association (DATA) holds its annual fundraiser
at Twisted Sisters in Jacksonville Beach to help
raise money for teacher scholarships. The schol-
arships enable art teachers to take classes that
refine teaching and artistic skills to better serve
Duval students. Handpainted items will be auc-
tioned off at the event, as well as original art
works donated by Jacksonville artists. Tickets to
the event are $15 per person and $25 for cou-
ples. For information, call Jack Matthews at 708-
1112, DATA president Jennifer Snead at 338-
3571 or Judi Evans at 923-7935.

Meet and greet: The Beaches Museum &
History Center will host a "meet and greet" with
local artists and authors from 10:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. in the museum lobby. Items will be
available for purchase. Call 241-5657 for infor-

Author visit: Author Laura Duksta and illus-
trator Karen Keesler will be at The Bookmark,
299 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, from 3 to 5
p.m. to sign copies of their award-winning chil-
dren's book, "I Love You More." Call 241-9026
for information.

Tuesday, Dec. 4
DAR: The Ponte Vedra Chapter of the
Daughters of the American Revolution will meet
at the Marsh Landing Country Club, 25655
Marsh Landing Parkway, at 10:45 a.m. JoAnn
Harter Murray, author and illustrator of "Olo of
the Mound Builders," is the speaker. For infor-
mation, call Carolyn Roth at 992-7463 or Babs
Hartmann at 242-0025.

Thursday, Dec. 6
RWCDF: The RWCDF will have its December
luncheon at noon (social gathering at 11:30
a.m.). Former Jacksonville Jaguar Tony Boselli is
the special guest. The meeting will be held at
the Florida Yacht Club, 5210 Yacht Club Road.
The cost is $30, and reservations are required.
R.S.V.P. by Dec. 3 by e-mailing info@rwcdf.org
or calling Cindy Graves at 448-0801.


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Neptune: 1 1/2 blocks to ocean, 50x110ft,
$419,900. S. Jax Bch: 1/2 block to ocean,
40x65ft, $375,000. Call 716-8455.
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LAKEFRONT LOG home in Tennessee.
470' of shoreline, year around water, sea
wall. Beautifully wooded 1 acre level lot. 4
bedroom, 3 bath. Call Jamie Russell

42 SAILFISH Dr, PVB. 1700sf. home,
with 3BR/2BA. New air/ New carpet. Large
remodeled Florida room. $279,900. Call
NEPTUNE BEACH, 4/2, 1500sf, within 4
blocks to beach, corner lot, 70x118,
$40,000 under appraised value. 454
Lora St. Asking $349,900. 662-6522.
ISLE OF Palms, JB, 3BR/2BA, 2 car ga-
rage. New: roof, .appliances, carpet, paint
tile & A/C. Great location to the Beaches
and JTB. $244,000. 759-2349.
AT MAYO, 3/2/2, 1600sf, $249,000. Bring
all offers. Independent Brokers & Associ-
ates Inc. 247-4333 or 710-3111.

Sweeping, panoramic views, 3700sf, lap
pool, cul-de-sac. Modem designers home,
400sf in-law suite, 4000sf decks & cov-
ered patios. First $875,000. MLS#393428.
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.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3000sqft., 4/2.5, for-
mal living & dining, open floor plan,
screened pool, family neighborhood,
$525,000, 422-0771.

$50,000 remodel. New roof, kitchen cabi-
nets, carpet, Travertine floors, crown
molding granite countertops. $249,900.
PONTE VEDRA, TPC Sawgrass, Bermu-
da Court, 2BR/2BA. $60K renovation:
granite counter tops, new cabinets,
$249,900, 655-5990.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, new carpet &.win-
dows. Pool, A/C, & new plumbing.
$379,000. 1928 10th St. N. (904)338-
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.

FSBO, NB, 3BR/2BA +office. Lovely
beach home, all white brick. Many up-
dates and amenities, 2254sf.
MLS#376506. $414,900, 1106 Hagler Dr.
West. 241-6514, 655-7831. Make Offerl
BEAUTIFUL RIPTIDE- 3/2/2, 1800sf,
ranite, hardwood, lakefront, cul-de-sac.
335,880. Robert Candler, Bishop Realty
JAX BEACH. 5BR/2BA, 2300sf On 2 lots.
New roof, heat pump, plumbing & siding.
$360,000 OBO. 249-8637.

2BR/1 BA cottage, 50'x120' lot, city water,
1448 Palmer St. Sold "as is". $239,900.

BEACH HOME $199,900
Very nice 3BR/2BA, 1car garage; light &
bright open floor plan. Fenced yard. Possi-
ble lease purchase. You'll be moving soon
if you just call June at Remax Advantage,
994-3608 or junepettit@comcast:net.
3/2 TH, end unit, fenced yard, new AC,
quiet neighborhood, 447 Aquatic Dr.
$169,900, (904)708-6480.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, pool, fireplace,
2car garage, new appliances, $280,000.
No realtors please. (904)249-1890.

4BR home plus lot.
FSBOI LIc. agent. 246-0000

3/2, New listing, $549K
100x140 lot, $749K
Big 4/3, 2447sf, $1.2M
Comml 3-plex, $599K
2100sf, garage, $275K
FLA RLTY USA 246-0000.

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.

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River Oaks Rd, No Realtors $586,900,

4BR/3BA builders custom home. 2985sf,
formal office, dining room & master suite,
beautiful landscaping & pool, Ig scr. lanai.
2.5 car gar. Listen to the ocean and walk
to the beach from this quiet cul-de-sac
home in newer neighborhood. Will consid-
er lease purchase. $699,000. 4% co-op.

4/2, one owner, home lovingly maintained
in great location. Great in-ground pool w/
screened cover. Tons of upgrades.
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.
Brand new- kitchen, flooring, paint, too
much to list. 3/2, 2 car gar..on huge lot.
Parking avail, for boat/ RV. $214,900.
2/2, w/ loft & private courtyard for enter-
taining. Close to base. Great deal at only
Almost 2000sf, 3/2, w/ formal living, din-
ing, den & lanai. Fenced yard w/ view of
lake. All tile throughout. $239,900.
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
new inside. Must seel Only 175,000.
221-1711 OR 241-5501

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.
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 acrel
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.
Phyllis Staines, Realtor
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate

PONTE VEDRA, 1BR/1BA, oversized at-
tached one car garage; travertine stone
floor, new kitchen cabinets w/granite
cour)ters, vaulted ceilings, 12'x16' wood
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Pool & laundry room, $590/mo. & up.
241-2781 or 237-0552.
JAX BCH short/ long term 2 BR apt. near
ocean. CH&A, WDHU, no pets, $825/mo.
plus $400 dep. 246-3130.
FURNISHED 2/1, newly remodeled, wash-
er/ dryer incl., avail, now. 201 N. 9th St.
vaulted ceilings, large fenced yard and ga-
rage. Small pets considered. $1050/mo.
JAX BCH near ocean 2BR unfurnished
apt., lease, references, $795/mo, 222 4th
Ave. So., 221-4134, 703-5518.

JB, EAST of 3rd, 1BR in triplex, 750sqft.;
in-ground pool, all ceramic tile. Credit/
background checks.Free water, parking.
$815/mo, 247-3191.
1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave. South,
2BR/1BA. $775/mo., 1BR/1BA $600,
ATLANTIC BCH 2BR/1BA, fenced back-
yard with pets allowed, $750/mo.
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
JAX BEACH Efficiency, 7 blocks to beach.
$490/mo. +deposit. (904)716-0579.
2BR2.5BA Townhome W/D, dishwasher,
fireplace,,berber carpet, 18" ceramic tile,
private balcony, private patio, $1300/mo.
Available Nov. 1st. 333-8462, Harrigan
Properties Realtor.
2BR/2BA, MAYPORT Landing Town-
home, end unit. $750/mo. +$700/dep.
280-2728 Iv. msg.
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-




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ATL BCH, Courtyards, 2/2, ceramic tile,
2BR/2BA, FRESH paint and tile, W/D in- WDHU, $825/mo. TDO Management.
cluded. $800/mo. 343-1782. 246-1125.

2BR/1.5BA, golf course view. $184,900.
Beashside flat, 2BR/2BA, fireplace, vault-
ed ceilings, screened lanai, lake view. Al-
bolute sale. Best offer by 11/30/07. Kirk
Killebrew (904)463-1131. www.killebre-
PVB- OCEAN Grove, 2BR/2BA, garage,
beach access, lake view, 1070sf. FSBO
$199,500. 904-221-8458.
ST. JOHNS Town Center, 3BR/2BA,
2 parking spaces. Owner (904)879-7130.
PVB, OCEAN Grove, 1BR/1BA, full amen-
ities, beach access. Financing available.
$129,900. 226-3968.
lake view, first floor, fireplace. Brand new
appliances! No smoking. $775/mo.,
DIRECT OCEAN Front, 2/2, wonderful
deck, garage parking, fully furnished,
ocean front pool and elevator, monthly
rentals allowed, excellent rental history,
beautiful condo, $395,000, 601 S. 1st St.
Las Brisas. Thousands below market.

Ponte Vedra Beach. 2BR/2BA w/garage.
1100sf. Lower unit. Newer tile, carpet and
paint throughout. 2 blocks from ocean.
Currently rented at $1100/mo. Can be pur-
chased with or without long-term tenant in
place. ONLY $185,000. (519)760-5442 or
2BR/2BA w/bonus room, new ,carpet,
CH&A, fenced yard. Near ocean and Han-
na Park. 1158 Songbird Lane. $114,900.
280-2728, excellent rental history Iv. msg.
OCEAN FRONT 2BR/1BA, fully furnished,
weekly rentals permitted, ocean front pool
and elevator, $295,000 firm, $40,000 be-
low other Sand Piper units for sale. 731
S. 1st St. Jax Beach, 241-0267.
2BR/2BA, on lake, fountain view, tile &
berber throughout., Amenities include:
pool, tennis, gym, club house, grounds
maintenance, trash & security/ gated com-
munity. 10 blocks to beach. Full offer to in-
clude 1 year prepaid dues $5000 back at
closing. $194,900. Call Maryanne

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,
newly renovated, new appliances, W/D,
fireplace, golf.course view, Beach access.
$220,000, 343-8172.
WALKING DISTANCE to the beach!
2BR/2BA, in Summerhouse off A1A. New
S/S appliances and granite countertops in
kitchen and bathrooms. Backporch over-
looking lake view. Clubhouse amenities
include pool, gym, and shuttle rides to
Ponte Vedra Lodge and Club. PVBcon-
beach, Rent to own, $175,000.
OCEAN FRONT 1BR/1BA, fully furnished,
weekly rentals-permitted, beautiful view,
ocean front pool, $245,000, great rental
history, 241-0267.

the answer to your home financing needs.
As a licensed mortgage broker business,
we give you access to premier national
sources of money so why use a single, lo-
cal lender whose menu of solutions is lim-
ited? Call (203)438-6225 or email.

50'x125' lot, 820sqft, fully remodeled,
zoned. JRM-1, $295,000. Kirk Killebrew
422 9TH Ave. No. Alsolute sale, best offer
by 11/30. Kirk Killebrew (904)463-1131.
40'X75' STEEL building, (2)12'x12' over-
head doors, (4) 4' walk-in doors, fully insu-
lated, 16' side walls, lyr old, $650,000
OBO. 728-0330 or 699-3320.

JAX BCH, 2/1 apt., quiet area, $700/mo
plus deposit. No pets. Available now.
201 N. 9th St 993-2661.
2 BLOCKS from beach 3BR/1-1/2BA,
2-story, garage, $1200/mo, Call 242-9195.
home, fenced backyard, bonus room, tile
floor downstairs. 1255 Mayport Landing
Dr. $790/mo. +$700/dep. 280-2728 Iv
STUDIO- OVER garage, very quiet, $500,
utilities included. Nonsmoker, Atlantic
Beach; 343-4763.
Townhouse, steps to Town Center, clean
and move in ready, balcony, 2BR, WDHU,
great parking. $985/mo. 280-2805.
LARGE 1 bedroom. Excellent location. 2
blocks to ocean. Very clean. No Pets.
$675/mo. 642-1214 and 241-1219.
2BR 2BA townhouse w/ den. Energy effi-
cient, LR, DR, kitchen, skylights, deck,
CH/A, WDHU, carpet & tile. $1100/mo.,
$800/dep. No pets. 102 or 110 Poinsettia
St., Atl Bch. 241-2624.
JAX BCH, Villas Marsh Landing, 2/2, up-
per.flat, garage,. $1050/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.
Charming duplex, one block from ocean
w/view from deck. 2BR/1BA, $1100/mo.
Call (904)827-9494 or (904)910-8386.
JAX BEACH, 4 blocks to water, 416 3rd
Ave. So., 3BR/2.5BA, CH&A, WDHU,
$1250/mo., 891-0606.
NORTH JAX Beach, 1BR $615/mo., 2BR
$715/mo. 1 block to Ocean. Pool. No
pets. (904)249-5368.
PONTE VEDRA Bch, 1/1, first floor, lake
view, W/D, private beach access. Avail.
now. Call for move-in special. $899/mo.
704-9885. '
2BR/1BA APARTMENT in JB. Convenient
location, 9 blocks to beach. W/D included.
$800/mo. (904)246-6592.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1332 Main St.,
2BR/1.5BA duplex, $800/mo., 891-0606.
NEPTUNE BCH, 1.5 block ocean, small
1BR/1BA, $600/mo +dep. 214 North
Street. Some utilities included. Pets limit-
ed.Broker/Owner, 514-4229.
Spacious, 1500sf. Built 2003, New carpet
& tile. CH&A, W/D. Easy.bike to beach, 95
Dudley St., $950/mo. (904)610-2743.
ATLANTIC BCH 3BR/2BA home, next to
Russell Park, 5-1/2 blocks to beach, steps
to tennis courts & skate park, double ga-
rage, security system, large front & back
yard, all tile. 562 Vikings Lane. $1395/mo.
SOUTH JAX Beach, 2BR/2.5BA, fenced
back yard, tile downstairs, $1150/mo.,
JAX BEACH, 4 blocks to ocean, clean,
2BR/1BA, CH&A, ceiling fans, dishwash-
er, NO PETS. $760/mo. +$650/sec. dep.
Immediate occupancy. Ref's and credit
check required w/$25 application fee.
614 4th St. N. 254-7644.
ATLANTIC BCH luxury rental. 1BR plus
den, 2 full baths, scr. lanai. Steps to ocean
& Town Center. Avail. Nov. $1600/mo.
3BR/ 2.5BA townhouse, 1/2 block from
ocean. Atl Bch. Gar., $1575/mo. Call Rich
2/1 duplex, 528 5th Ave. No., $900/mo.
ESPLANADE AT Town Center, 1/1, up-
per, garage parking, $950/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.
2) 1BR Apartment, 2 blocks from beach
$625/mo. 249-6748.
NEPTUNE BCH, 227 Magnolia, 2/1, car-
pet/tile,,garage-,,"$1 000/rbi 'TDO'Manage
ment. 246-1125. -
NORTH JAX Beach, 2BR/1BA upstairs, 1
year lease, .n pets..No W/D hookup,
$800/mo., $800/dep. 329-3 North 14th
"'Ave. Call 591-1218 or 246-8970.
JAX BEACH, 2/1 upper, 2 decks, very pri-
vate, 4 blocks to beach, 422 8th Ave. N.,
$1000/mo. 249-2789.
BEACH ACROSS street, incl. private bath.
$599/mo. (904)249-9981.
NEAR PONTE Vedra, 1 block beach,
quiet safe area, upper 2/1, office, CH&A,
hardwood floors, deck, ocean view, wash-
er & dryer included, $1195/mo. Lower 2/1
$950/mo, lease deposit, 993-1118.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/2.5BA, garage,
WDHU, five blocks to Town Center &
beach, $1250/mo., (904)742-6423.
CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730.

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BEACH HAVEN, 3501 Claridge Rd.
2BR/1BA, new carpet, WDHU, large back
yard, $800/mo. 223-5149.
NEPTUNE BCH, 2BR/1.5BA, fenced in
back yard, CH&A, utility room, dishwash-
er, 1-888-259-0783.
JAX BEACH, 2/1, downstairs, one block
ocean, WDHU, new carpet. Military/ se-
nior discount. $895/mo +$500 deposit.
1724 N. 1st St. #1, 708-0731.
JAX BEACH, 1 block to ocean,
3BR/1.5BA townhome, CH&A, patio &
deck, $1350/mo. +$1000/deposit. 520 So.
2nd St., 280-2728 leave message.
NEPTUNE BCH. 2148 Florida Blvd.
2BR/1.5BA, renovated 2005, WDHU,
fenced back yard, credit check, No Cats/
Non-smoking. $895/mo. (904)221-5833.
1st months free with average credit. Cozy
1BR, CH/A, oceanview. 130 10th Ave. N.
Credit check. Small pets ok. $700/mo.
SAWGRASS CC, Northgate, 2BR/2BA,
2100sf., 2 car arage. Fireplace. Water to
golf view. 1800/mo. Call Susan
2BR/2.5BA TOWNHOME, Neptune
Beach, move-in condition. $1100/mo. +de-
posit. 249-8855.
PV BEACH Summer House. 2BR/1.5BA,
adjacent to pool, $1000/mo. Small pets
welcome. (904)280-3138.
WALK TO beach, 208-214 10th Aye. No.,
2BR, $700/mo laundry room in building.
Credit check. No pets. 514-8530.
JAX BEACHFRONT 2BR condo, no lease,
pet negotiable, $1350/mo, avail immed.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2/1 upstairs garage
apartment, ocean view, CH&A, W/D,
$975/mo +deposit. 247-0872 or 254-5043.
4 BLOCKS to ocean, 220 4th St. S.
$500/mo, 904-891-0606.
1 BR, balcony, good ocean view, ceramic
tile floors, walk-in closet, WDHU, assigned
parking. $900/mo. Ocean View,
160 7th Ave. N. 993-2555.

1511 4TH St. N.- 2BR/1BA apartment. In-
cludes washer/ dryer $800/mo. +sec.de-
posit. No Pets. 742-6940.

Amazing view. Huge 2/2 condo tile.,
$1500/mo. Move-in now. (904)536-8333.
VERY NICE 3BR 2BA house, Ig gar., new-
ly renovated. Convenient to Wonderwood
Expwy. 3217 Hampsted Ct. $1200/mo.
lease, No pets, W/D, $1000/mo, $1000
deposit. 918A 1st Street (between Bay &
Pine). Call 591-1218 or 246-8970.
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.

2/1 townhouse, W/D included, CH&A, ce-
ramic tile, approx. 900sf.405 14th Ave..
S., Unit C, Jax Bch. No pets. $825/mo,
$825/sec. dep. (904)343-9908.

PONTE VEDRA- Dolphin Cove, 3BR/2BA,
1550sf. Non-smoking. No pets. Washer/
Dryer & lawn care included. $1300/mo.
+$1300/sec. dep. 219-1276.
JAX BEACH 3/2/2, pool, fireplace,
$1500/mo, 249-1890.
PVB, 3BR/2BA, fireplace, tile/ hardwood
floors, 1600sf.. ,$1525/mo. also 3BR/2BA,
tile, fireplace, fenced yard. $1425/mo.
Pets lh approval,536-2349. Licensed
Broker Associale.
PONTE VEDRA- charming 3/2 in Dolphin
Cove, garage, fenced yard & laundry.
Available 12/26, $1250/mo. 280-5142.
NEAR ICW & Wonderwood, lease or
purchase, terms. Split 4BR, 1900sf,.194'
deep lot, new tile, carpet, paint, all appl.,
$1500/mo or $233,500 OBO. Independent
Brokers & Associates Inc. 247-4333 or
ATLANTIC BEACH, 395 Bouy Lane; new-
ly remodeled; 3BR/2BA, 2 car'garage,
fenced back yard. $1500/mo., 710-7665.
4BR/3.5BA +office and game room,
4600sf., dock, fenced backyard, large
screen patio with heated pool and fish
pond, 4 car garage, lots of extra storage,
2 story with master down,. Too many up-
grades to list. Price $6200/mo. which in-
cludes yard and pool care. Call 655-3554.

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ICW- NEAR Queens Harbor, 4BR/2BA,
WDHU, appliances, boat shed, storage,
fenced yard, $1200/mo, 635-5332.
NEPTUNE BCH 3 blocks to ocean,
3BR/2BA, CH&A, carport, fenced yard,
446 Bowles St., $1300/mo. Avail now,
249-3214, 945-3303.
S. JAX Beach, 2BR/2BA +2 Bonus rooms,
6blks to ocean, FREE pest and yard serv-
ice, $1500/mo +$1000/sec. dep. 220-3671
or 314-9446
NEPTUNE BCH 116 Lora St., large
3BR/2BA, 1/2 block to ocean. Deck, no
dogs $2500/mo. 463-0222 or 465-2653.
SAN PABLO Rd. 3BR/2BA, near Mayo,
Alimacani School, Beaches, nice neigh-
borhood, $999/mo. 221-7398.
ICW- 3BR/2BA, fireplace, tile/ hardwood
floors, fenced yard, screened back porch,
2 car garage, $1375/mo. Pets with appro-
val. 904-962-9240.
CYPRESS COVE, 3BR/2BA, 2 car ga-
rage. New carpet and paint, fireplace,
$1200/mo., 860-1756.
2900sf., garage/ lots of storage. Walk to
private beach. Furnished or unfurnished
monthly or long-term lease. $1700/mo.
JAX BEACH, 2/2, sun room, office,
1600sqft., one block to beach, $1400/mo.,
JAX BCH 3BR/1.5BA, beautiful corner lot,
fenced back yard, new carpet/ paint,
WDHU, adorable, must see, $1250/mo.
home. WDHU, garage, backyard; com-
munity pool. $1300/mo. (904)571-5517.
OAK HARBOR, large 4BR/2BA, eat-in
kitchen, fenced backyard, WDHU, new
paint. $1300/mo. (904)571-5517.
PONTE VEDRA Beach house, 3/2.5,
fenced yard, pool, garage. $1400/mo.
NEAR MAYO, short or long term rental,
3/2, furnished or unfurnished, $1300+/mo.
Independent Brokers & Associates Inc.
247-4333 or 710-3111.
PONTE VEDRA/ Palm Valley, beautiful,
large, private, 4BR/3BA, plus bonus room,
2-car garage, w/many amenities.
$1600/mo. 860-1690.
SOUTH JAX Beach. 3BR/1.5BA, 6 blocks
to ocean. $1300/mo. 710-5200.
3BR 2BA, Ig fenced yard in beautiful
Seabreeze. $1300/mo. 247-5334.
ceilings, tile floors, large fenced yard and
garage. Small pets considered. $1050/mo.
INDIAN SPRINGS, 3BR/2BA, remodeled,
cul-de-sac. $1225/mo. Call 343-6930.
3BR/2BA, $1250/MO great community on
San Pablo Rd. Pets ok. 422-3908.
3/2 TOWNHOME off Mayport Rd. quiet
cul-de-sac, $900/mo, Emily (904)349-
909 7TH Ave. N. 2BR/1BA, CH&A, screen
porch, fenced back yard. $875/mo.
ATLANTIC BEACH. 5 Blocks to Ocean.
3BR/2.5BA, sunroom, fireplace, fenced
yard, carport, $1500/mo., (904)246-4856.
ADORABLE, 3/2, newly renovated home
in Ponte Vedra. Wood floors; fenced yard,
quiet neighborhood. $1295/mo. Lawn
service incl. Available 1/1/08. Avail for
showing now. Call 476-5071 for an appt.
painted, carpeted, WDHU, fenced yard.

3BR/ 2BA, 2 car gar. 119 37th Ave. S.,
Jax Bch. $1900/mo. (904)536-8268
PVB, SOLANO Woods, 3/2/2, pristine,
new paint/ carpet, $1400/mo., (904)826-
JAX BEACH, 728 2nd Ave. So., 3BR/1BA,
enclosed screen porch, fenced yard,
w/carport. Recently remodeled.
$1200/mo., $1200 deposit. Call J.B. Caine
ATLANTIC BEACH, SFH, 3/2, 2 car ga-
rage, Selva Linkside. Small pets OK. No
smoking. Deposit required. $1-350/mo
Call 424-5328.
N. JAX Beach, 3BR/1.5BA +office, newly
remodeled, carport, fenced yard, great
neighborhood. $1200/mo. +deposit.
L'ATRIUM-PVB, 3/2, 2car garage, large
enclosed deck, new kitchen. Furnished/
unfurnished, flexible lease terms.
$1350/mo. Call 285-4772 after 6pm.
ATLANTIC BCH- 3BR/2.5BA, Townhome,
Fenced backyard, frplc., laundry rm,
screened porch. No pets, $900/mo.
1929 Main St., 565-2763.
JAX BEACH, 3/2, wood floors, fenced
backyard, garage. $1100/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.

$100 TARGET Gift Card When You Move
In!! PVBCONDO'S- 1/1 750sf, $850/mo.;
2/2.5 Townhouse, 1100sf, $950/mo.; 2/2,
1100sf. $995/mo.; JAX BEACH- 3/2 Sin-
gle Family Horne, 2028sf, $1650/mo. Re-
alty Executives, Ponte Vedra, (904)249-
,7676, press 2.
OCEAN FRONT furnished 2/2, pool con-
sider lease option, 6 month plus.
VILLAS @ MARSH Landing, 2BR/2BA,
marsh view, porch, fireplace, fitness, gat-
ed. $995/mo.. No lease. 247-9727.
PVB, 1BR/1BA. Elegantly furnished, Steps
to Ocean. Garage, $1650/mo. 708-4022.
PONTE VEDRA Beach townhouse,
2BR/2.5BA, lake front, immaculate. No de-
posit. No smoking. $1025/mo., 280-8782.
PONTE VEDRA Furnished 2BR/2BA con-
do, 2nd 'floor. Gated. $1100/mo.
PONTE VEDRA, 2BR/2.5BA condo, FP,
new carpet, W/D, pool, etc. 1092. Sea-
hawk Dr. N. $900/mo. incl, water & sewer,
1yr lease. No pets, 221-6037.
ATLANTIC BCH Seaplace, lovely 2/2,
steps to ocean, fumished/ unfurnished,
$1200/mo. (904)887-5005.
vaulted ceiling, beautiful tile. Bright, open
floor plan. No dogs. $1700/mo. (Room-
mates considered) (404)325-0820,
JAX BEACHFRONT 2BR condo, no lease,
pet negotiable, $1350/mo. avail immed.
PV- BELLEZA GATED luxury condo
1BR/1BA pool/ fitness/ wd included
$850/mo. call 318-9114.
UNFURNISHED CONDO, immaculate first
floor, 2/2 condo, appliances one year old;
screened lanai. Many amenities,
$1000/mo. Call 285-4772 after 6pm.
ground floor. Fully furnished. $1300/mo.
+utilities. (904)247-1049.
JARDIN DE MER, 3BR/2BA, garage.
$1295/mo. Avail. now. 770-429-9331.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/2BA, w/garage, fire-
place, pool, fitness, new carpet, great
location.. $1075/mo., (904)246-8397.

....... UJAX BEACH, Palms of Marsh Landing,
PONTE VEDRA, TPC Sawgrass, Bermu- 2BR/2BA, cathedral ceilings, W/D, marsh
da Court, 2BR/2BA. Completely renovat- view, fireplace, luxury resort, amenities.
ed, $1275/mo., 655-5990. $1050/mo; 285-5592.
JAX BCH, 3/1, 2.5 car gar., fenced yard, 3/2 MARSH LANDING, 2nd floor, W/D,
$1400/mo. 836 9th Ave. N. 318-0044. fireplace, pool, fitness, 612-9172, 612-
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Clean, move-in ready, 3BR/2BA, W/D.
'.:r-re.-rE3 paio. privacy fence, pets OK.
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$900/mo. +deposit, 220-5797.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3BR/2BA, on cul-de-
sac, fenced yard, 2 car garage, $1450/mo.
Available 12/15. 249-9387.
fenced yard, $1150/mo. Call 221-0612.

PONTE VEDRA, Luxury patio home, 1/1
walk to beaches, pond .view,- pool/
,health ;lub-o .:amenities,; $-6g97mo.

JAX BEACH office space for rent.
1000+sf- 4000sf. IMMEDIATE OCCUPA-
NY. Call 904-608-6426.
4 UNITS available 170sq.ft. each,
$375-$400, includes DSL, electric, water,
1000SQ FT., $1500/mo. + $131 associa-
tion fee, + electric & water, 270-2124.
TURNKEY OFFICE Space for lease. Busy
retail frontage. Jonathan 866-6937
South 3rd St. Jax Bch; approx 1,000 sq.ft.,
@ $16 per sq.ft., plus tax, ins & CAM. Call
247-1770 for appt. to view.

OFFICE SUITE w/2 offices, 500sf, kitch-
enette, bathroom. Atlantic Beach, 3 Blocks
to Ocean. $900/mo. +utilities. 246-5708.
NEPTUNE BEACH, on Third St., great
signage, 700sf., negotiable, 993-4011.

OFFICE/ WAREHOUSE/ Retail Space for
lease, 2 locations, Mayport Rd. and Noca-
tee. Free rent. 514-1090.
NEW BUILDING: Shop/ Warehouse
w/small office. 14' roll-up door, 1100sf.
Mayport & Plaza in AB. '$1375/mo. Call
BULDING FOR rent in Mayport. Com-
pletely equipped for seafood market or
any other purpose. $3000/mo. Call Mat
Roland (904)249-2268 or 651-9081..
PRIME RETAIL Space in busy shopping
center. Call Jonathan 866-6937.

PET SITTING, in your home. Dog walking.
Responsible, mature. Call Kitty, 874-6062.
FREE KITTENS to good home. 2 male
shorthairs and 2 longhairs 1 female short-
hair, 9wks. old, litter-trained. 241-4344.
FREE CATS and Kittens to approved
homes. Call 242-0224.
TWO FREE indoor cats. Male, tan/white
shorthair and female black/white longhair.
Neutered and spayed, shots up to' date.
Would like to keep them together. Call
343-6462 Iv. msg.

12wks., ACA registered., first shots.
$450-$600. (904)514-1970.
TOY YORKIE, male, 17 weeks, 3.81bs.,
black and blonde coloring, great w/kids.
Call 221-7740. $600 (negotiable).
RAGDOLL CAT, 2 yrs, male, neutered
$400 cash. 270-0953.
AUSTRALIAN BLUE Heeler puppy, fe-
male, 5mo. old, $75. 514-7964.
AKC TOY Parti- Poodles by private breed-
er. 2 females, 1 male, 6wks, shots,
.wormed, lyr GDW, $1k- $1500K. Paypal.
270-2876 anytime.
ALBINO FERRET, nice large cage, $200.
Please call 314-1441.

LOST CAT, black/ white kitty, 1 year old,
named "Layla" in vacinity 9th St/ East
Coast, Atlantic Beach. Reward. 249-2685,
HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
dogs. 246-3600.
LOST BEAGLE, female, spayed, 7 years
old, no collar. Brown/ white in front, black
on back. Lost Sat.,near Landrum Middle
School, Palm Valley, 285-0707, 339-1320.

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newly remodeled, W/D, fireplace, great lo- serving all of Jacksonville and the Beach-
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Amazing view. Huge 2/2 condo tile.
$1500/mo. Move-in now. (904)536-8333.

ISLE OF Palms, JB, 3/2, 2 car garage OCEAN LINKS, 2BR/2BA, $900/mo.,
$1395/mo. + deposit. 759-2349. (904)476-6961.

Very, very nice, 3/2, 1 car garage, fenced
back yard, $1295/mo. You'll be moving
soon if you contact
junepettit@comcast.net or 994-3608. Pos-
sible roommate situation $695/mo. Remax
JAX BEACH, nice neighborhood, cute and
bright, 3/1, $1100/mo + deposit. 908 12th
St. N. 242-0544.
JAX BEACH, 37th Avenue South, 1/2
block ocean, 3BR/2BA,' $1550/mo.
(904)910-1108, (919)358-0244.
WEST BEACHES, 4/2, $1200/mo.,
fireplace, open floor plan. 12708 Aqua
Surf Road. Ready for occupancy. VIP
Realty, 962-6190.
JAX BEACH, updated 3BR/2BA, fenced
yard, open floor plan. $1400/mo.

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OCEAN VIEW, brand new, 3/2, upgrad-
ded; consider lease option, ocean view
from most rooms. Owner/ Agent, 463-
OCEANFRONT, N. Jax Beach, luxury,
'2BR/2BA, garage. $1900/mo. Call
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/2BA, plus loft.
Pets OK on) approval. Community pool,
Avail.now $950/mo. Call Lara 248-0332.
ATLANTIC BEACH, Cloister Condo.
3BR/2BA. All amenities, all appliances,
incl. washer/ dryer. Avail. 1/1/08
'2BR/1.5BA, remodeled, end unit, walk to
beach, schools, shops & restaurants,
$1000/mo 285-2196 or 607-7886.
2/1 PVB CONDO w/garage. Upgrades,
balcony, pool, hot tub, walk to TPC
course, restaurants, stores; $1085/mo.

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Just a few steps from the beach! Magnificent
clubhouse, summer kitchen, state-of-the-art
fitness center, resort style edgeless pool with
cabanas, putting green. Pet friendly.
Fantastic incentives available now!


Call Jean 904-241-7074

S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean-
front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267. SEEKING CLEAN, quiet, responsible non-
www.rentjacksonvillebeach.com dramatic, individual. Details ?. 343-2051,
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4BR/4BA, weekly, monthly, yearly. Call

ROOMMATE FOR nice 3/2 rental share.
Walk to beach. $450/mp, +deposit- 1/3
utilities. 708-2911, 241-1008.

OCEANFRONT .1BR or 2BR, daily/ week-
y/ monthly l or 463-73432 dy wek- BEACH ACROSS street, incl. private bath.
y/ monthly, pool, 463-7343.$599/mo. (904)249-9981.

NEPTUNE BCH on marsh, private en-
trance, 1BR/1BA, kitchenette, living room,
$800/mo, Call 904-699-7757
MARSH LANDING, share gated condo,
2BR/2BA, garage storage, W/D, 2 pools,'
fitness, tanning bed, marshside clubhouse
w/pool. $725/mo. includes cable, all utilit-
ies. 859-4439.
BEST OF both worlds. OCEAN FRONT
corido to share, with executive office
amenities. Offered at $750/mo. 247-8338,

JAX BEACH, $135/wk. +$135/deposit (in-
cludes utilities). Full use of house. Call
7TH AVE. North $500/mo. +utilities, have
vacant room for rent, newly remodeled.
Available ASAP. Please call if interested.
JAX BEACH, 3/2, share very nice newer
condo, w/ garage, W/D. $695/mo. includes
utilities. Owner/ realtor, 994-3608.

ROOMMATE WANTED, small, mobile ROOMMATE FOR 3BR/1.5BA, renovated,
home near Mayport Rd. and Wonder- 8 miles ocean. Non-smoker. $600/mo. in-
wood. $400/mo. Call 304-3187. ludes utilities. Scott 904-403-7389.
SHARE OCEAN Front house S. Jackson-
ville Beach. $700/mo. includes, cable and OFF MAYPORT Road, $440/mo. cable &
electric. 962-6753. utilities Included, 923-6482.

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email: classified@beachesleader.com

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.The following vehicles) will be sold at
public auction, per FI Stat 713.585 at
10:00 AM on December 7, 2007 at Lie-
nor's address to satisfy a lien against said
vehicles) for labor, services and storage
charges. No titles, as is, cash only.
1991 Chevy Camaro 2D
VIN 1G1FP23TXML170757
Cash sum to redeem vehicle: $1711.09
Lienor: S & S Automotive of Jacksonville
Inc. 9052 New Kings Rd, Jacksonville 'FL
32219. Phone: 904-765-0111
1990 Ford F-150 Pickup
Cash sum to redeem vehicle: '$2228.69
Lienor: S & S Automotive of Jacksonville
Inc. 9052 New Kings Rd, Jacksonville FL
32219. Phone: 904-765-0111
1995 Lexus ES300 4D
VIN JT8GK13TOS0122184
Cash sum to redeem vehicle: $1465.75
Lienor: Brumos Motors Inc dba Lexus of
Jacksonville, 10259 Atlantic Blvd,, Jack-
sonville FL32225. Phone: 904-721-5000
1994 Lexus GS300 4D
VIN JT8JS47E6R0069486
Cash sum to redeem vehicle: $2785.62
Lienor: Brumos Motors Inc dba Lexus of
,Jacksonville. 10259 Atlantic Blvd, Jack-
sonville FL 32225. Phone: 904-721-5000
Notice to owner or lienholder that he has a
right to a hearing any time prior to sale
date by filing with the clerk of the court.
Owner has the right to. recover vehicle by
posting bond in accordance with Fl Stat
559.917. Net proceeds from sale in ex-
cess of amount claimed by lienor will be
deposited with the clerk of the court. In-
terested parties, contact: State Filing
Service, Inc. (772) 595-9555.
BL 11/21/07

DINANCE NO. 2007-7944
2003-7849, AS AMENDED, SUPPLE-
December 3, 2007 7:00 P.M.
City of Jacksonville Beach
Council Chamber
11 North 3rd Street
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the City Council with respect to


1 Blind as
5 "...going to St.
10 Bird of prey
15 Jacuzzi
18 Worker at a
garage: abbr.
19 Sacred
20 Darkness
21 Umpire's call
22 Baked a
dessert in
26 2nd
27 Sore spot
28 Piglet
29 Wearing a
31 Meat-
33 Baseball
35 Waterfowl
Thoroughfares in
43 Common
44 Good
45 Grog holder
46 Facial bone
50 Carry
52 Lupino &
54 Struck
56 Ascend
57" Sam";
Spike Lee
59 Fanatical.
61 Tread
63 Natl.
Act org.
64 Pen name
66 Cartoon
67 Sinatra's
69 Unsteady
piece of
furniture in
76 Way to go
77 401
78 Part of a
79 Verily
80 Eliza
81 Attacks
84 Sharp
86 Fix firmly

90 for;
92 Sobering-up
place, for
94 Accursed
95 Mater's
96 Sicilian staple
98" with
Love"; 1967
100 as;
become at
103 Feel poorly
104 Watches old
TV reruns
of a
108 Davis
110 Game
111 Lawn tool
112 Recliner
115 "Do you
118 Spinal
122 Bird sound
123 Uttered
gibberish in
126 Likely
127 Director von
128 Actress
129 Mount_
130 Shameful
131 Transfer

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132 Recite
133 Cozy home
1 Bullets
2 Fiance
3 Australian
4 Boston's
5 One who
6 Stooge name
7 Greek letters
8 Word with Cal
or Virginia
9 Is in
side; irritates
10 Boastful ones
11 Priest's
12 Dollops
13 Ms. Falana
14 Come forth
15 Airs
16 Blender
17 Just _; tiny
23 Walkway
24 Actor Kaplan
& others
.25 1'977 TV
30 Polite
32 As light_
34 Rose
36 Talks on and
37 Circular
38 Jelly _


39 "...You are
son, _
(Psalms 2:7)
40 "Futurama:
Fear _
Planet"; '99
sci-fi film
41 Public
42 Bury
47 Recess
48 Taking
advantage of
49 Red and
51 Virginia
53 Sound of
55 Post, for one
58. Steal
60 Uses an old
62 Check name
65 Aromatic
69 Buccaneers'
70 Is an
71 Aware of
duplicity in
72 Appear
73 Dickens hero
74 Using an
75 Tibetan cleric
76 Chicken's
82 Word from

any matter considered at any meeting or
hearing, such persondmay need a record no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day
of the proceedings, and, for such preceding the meeting.
such person may need to ensure a verba- Planning Commission
tim record of the proceedings is made, City of Jacksonville Beach
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be BL 11/21/07

BL 11/21/07
The Planning Commission for the City of
Jacksonville Beach, Florida will meet and
hold a public hearing on Monday, Novem-
ber 26, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Cham-
bers, located at 11 North 3rd Street, Jack-
sonville Beach to consider the following
PC #31-07 Conditional Use approval
for a drinking establishment, and outdoor
bar seating in a Commercial Business:
CBD zoning district, pursuant to Section
34-345 (c) 2 and (c) 7 of the Jacksonville
Beach Land Development Code. The
property s located at 602 North 1stStreet
(Mango's). (Carried over from November
13, 2007 meeting)
PC #32-07 Redevelopment District:
RD zoning amendment, to amend the list
of permitted uses within the Pier Point
mixed-use development located at 525
North 3rd Street. The applicant is re-
questing to add "dance studios and
schods" and "physical fitness facilities" as
permitted uses within the development.
PC #34-07 Comprehensive Plan
Transportation Element transmittal to
DCA. This proposed amendment updates
the current Transportation element that
was prepared in 1999, and reflects
changes in state legislation and in policies
of the City of Jacksonville Beach.
The above referenced applications are
available for review in the office of the
Planning and Development Department,
City Hall, 11 North 3rd Street, during nor-
mal business hours (M-F, 8am-5pm).
Planning Commission
City of Jacksonville Beach
If a person decides to appeal any decision
by the Planning Commission with respect
to any matter considered at any meeting,
such person may need a record of the
proceedings, and, for such purpose, such
person may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
The public is encouraged to speak on is-
sues on this Agenda that concern them.
Anyone who wishes to speak should sub-
mit the request to the recording secretary
prior to the beginning of the meeting.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Flori-
da Statutes, persons with disabilities
needing special accommodation to partici-
pate in this meeting should contact the
Planning and Development Department

FILE NO.: 16-2007-CP-002320-XXXX-MA
The administration of the estate of
ceased, whose date of death was October
20, 2007, File Number 16-2007-CP-
002320-XXXX-MA, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for DUVAL County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is 330
32202. The names and addresses of the
Personal Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth be-
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice Is served within three
months after the date of the first publica-
tion of this notice must file their claims
with the Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
All other creditors of the decedent and
.persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent must
file their claims with this court WITHIN 3

83 Cafe cup
85 Pa or
87 Spill the
88 Actor
89 Open river
91 Drive
93 Tokyo _;
97 Boleyn &
99 Copy, for
101 Kampala
102 Tpo slow
105 Opaque
106 Single hotel
107 Candice
108 Feel about
109 Overact
112 USNA, for
113 off; left
114 Pass over
116 Magician's
117 Mid 6th-
century year
119 Do one's
civic duty
120 Millennia
121 Card game
124 Prefix for
125 out;

City of Jacksonville Beach
Council Chamber
11 North 3rd Street
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the City Council with respect to
any matter considered at any meeting or
hearing, such person may need a record
of the proceedings, and, for such purpose,
such person may need to ensure a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
BL 11/21/07

Anchor Tower, LLC is proposing to con-
struct a telecommunications tower at 5932
Cedar Point Road, in Jacksonville, Duval
County, FL at Latitude N30-27-24.5, Lon-
gitude W81-30-57.6. The tower would be
a Monopole design and 160 feet in height
above ground level. Anchor Tower seeks
comments from all interested persons on
the impact of the tower on any districts,
sites, buildings, structures, or objects sig-
nificant in American history, architecture,
archaeology, engineering, or culture, that
are listed or eligible for listing in the Na-
tional Register of Historic Places. Specific
information about the project, including the
historic preservation reviews that Anchor
Tower is conducting pursuant to the rules
of the Federal Communications Commis-
sion (47 C.F.R. Sections 1.1307(4)) and
the Advisory Council on Historic Preserva-
tion (36 C.F.R. Part 800) will be made
available to interested persons who re-
quest the information from the contact be-
low. All questions, comments, and corre-
spondence should-be directed to Virginia
Janssen, Principal Archaeologist, Dynam-
ic Environmental Associates, Inc., 3850
Lake Street, Suite C, Macon, GA 31204,
Secl06@ DynamicLnvironmental.com by
BL11/21, 11/28/07

T aIf NEED Aiiiiii MahT ?It gh

The date of the first publication of this NEED A Math Tutor? I tutor up through
Notice is November 21st, 2007, Algebra I. Lyn Broderick, 247-8609.

Christopher G. Jones
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 0119040
Giles & Robinson, PA.
401 N. Mills Avenue Suite A
Orlando, Florida 32803
Telephone (407)425-3591
Personal Representative
BL 11/21, 11/28/07

AIRLINES ARE Hiring Train for high pay-
ing Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial aid if qualified.
Job placement assistance. Call Aviation
Institute of Maintenance (888)349-5387.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @ beachesleadei.com
All levels, styles & ages. Will come to your
home. Piano Tuningalso available.
241-4954, 655-3300.

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ed if qualified. (866)858-2121

HELP WANTED classifications in this
newspaper are intended to announce gen-
uine current job openings. No fees may be
charged to the prospective employee. Ads
for self-employment or business opportu-
nities appear under the Business Opportu-
nities category. Ads which may require
payment of fees for employment informa-
tion, guidance or training may appear un-
der Job Service. Should any Help Wanted
advertiser ask for a fee or if the advertiser
is offering a product or service rather than
a job opening, please notify The Beaches
Leader, 249-9033.
PRYME TIME Group Leader (after-school
care) Winston Family YMCA, 170 Land-
rum Lane, Ponte Vedra Beach FL 32082
Part-time positions available working in
the after-school program. YMCA is looking
for, fun, creative and responsible individu-
als to be great role models for children be-
tween the ages of 5-11. Programs consist
of outside playtime, character develop-
ment, homework time, snack and other
creative activities. Position requires, expe-
rience working with children, HS Diploma,
preferably DCF 40hrs. Positions are part
time (15-20hrs per week) pay $8.00/hr.
E-mail resume to:
sdayton@firstcoastymca.org or fax
(904)296-6465. Applications can also be
completed at the Winston Family YMCA.
BEACH UNITED Methodist Early Learning
Center is looking for Teacher Assistant for
morning classes, 8:45-1:30pm, Mon.- Fri.
Previous exp. req'd. Call 249-0124.
CLEANING HELP residential, Beaches
area. Energetic, reliable. 20-30 hours per
week. Leave message, 223-3767.
BABYSITTER NEEDED for 5 year. old
boy in my home. Tues. & Thurs., 3pm-
5pm. Some Monday evenings at 7pm.
$5/hr. Call 241-4344 for information.
PT RECEPT./ General Duty wanted for
Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral
Home & Cemetery on St. Johns Bluff Rd.
Weekends and evenings $8.50/hr. Profes-
sional dress and demeanor a must. Con-
tact Jennifer Crews at 641-9755.
OFFICE CLEANERS, P/T evening/ week-
end. Atlantic Beach/ Ponte Vedra area.
Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach is cur-
rently hiring full & part-time dining room
servers & banquet servers. Excellent
benefits offered to full time employees in-
cluding 401k, insurance, vacation days,
sick days. Apply in person at the Marsh
Landing Clubhouse Tuesday Saturday.
Call 285-6514 for directions

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
Staff at a holistic doctor's office. Re-
sponsibilities will include answering
phones, scheduling appointments and
marketing. Written and verbal communica-
tion skills and computer knowledge are re-
quired. Please fax resume and references
to (904)246-3778. No phone calls please.
DOGGIE DAY CARE seeks part time per-
son for weekends & some afternoons. Ex-
perienced only. Call for more information
27p-8411. -

S Looking for a career? Stylists, Barbers,
Nail/ Pedicure Techs needed. Great
incentives w/progression. Call Diane at
525-2164 for more details. EOE.
DRIVERS- DON'T miss this Special Sign-
On Bonus 36-43 cpm/$1.20 PM $0.
Lease/ Teams needed, Class A + 3 month
recent OTR required (800)635-8669.
DRIVERS- FLATBED recent average
$1,173.00/wk. Late model equipment,
strong freight network, 401K, Blue Cross
Insurance (800)771-6318
TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.

Full-time in our Assisted Living at a pre-
mier retirement community. Excellent ben-
efits. Applications available at Fleet Land-
ing Security Gate, One Fleet Landing
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-
9447; email to: jobs@fleetlanding.com
EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.
Florida is currently hiring the following at
our NEW inpatient facility (Anne & Donald
McGraw Center for Caring) located on the
Mayo Clinic Campus: Security Officers,
Chefs, Kitchen Assistants and House-
keepers for FT and PT positions. Apply at
www.communityhospice.com or call 407-
6198 for additional information. EOE
Drug-Free Workplace
and Cashiers, Apply between 9AM-11AM
and 1:30-3:00PM, Monday-Friday, No
phone calls please. Only energetic team
players apply. Bonos BBQ 1307 Atlantic
Blvd. Neptune Beach.
HAMILTON AND Co. Total Image Salon
located at the corner of Atl. Blvd. & 3rd St.
has openings for booth renters or commis-
sion positions. For info call 241-1020.

FT/PT -Sales Person needed. Apply, Sea
Shells and Coral, 230 North Boardwalk,
SERVERS AND Host/ Hostess needed.
FT/PT Apply within: Thai Room, 1286 S.
3rd St., Jax Beach.
Scaffold Erectors, Laborers, Construction
Personnel. Excellent Pay, With Transpor-
tation, 726-5661.

WE'RE RAISING pay for Florida regional
drivers! Home every weekend Home dur-
ing the week Solid weekly miles 95% no
touch! Preplanned freight! $.43 per mile
hometime, money & more! Heartland Ex-
press (800)441-4953 www.heartlandex-
employs individuals inr a variety of posi-
tions. For a listing of current opportunities
please visit us in person 11 N. 3rd St.,
2nd floor, send an email to:
personnel@jaxbchfl.net, or visit our
websitee www.JacksonvilleBeach.org
Drug free work environment, EOE, VP.
ARE YOU highly motivated, responsible,
self-starter who can build relationships
and close the deal? Unlimited earning po-
tential. Full or part time. Experience in of-
fice supplies/ computer industry preferred,
but will train right person. Training com-
pensation, gas allowance, commissions
and bonuses. Fax resume to 247-1271 or
email career@atlanticlaser.com.

Taxi Drivers need to work Beach and
Intercoastal areas, at least 23 yrs. old,
good driving record. Call 249-0360.
STUDIO 22, a hot new salon in the heart
of Jacksonville Beach, is looking for excit-
ing Hair Designers. Call 249-6354 or apply
at 2200 So. 3rd Street.
HAIR DRESSER needed for upscale,
busy salon in Ponte Vedra. Booth rental
or commission. Please call 994-7408 or

Fleet Landing, a premier Continuing Care
Retirement Community is currently ac-
cepting applications for a Registered
Nurse with strong leadership and commu-
nications skills to join our team. All candi-
dates must have at least one year of Long
Term Care experience with knowledge of
the RAI process and experience in the
area of Staff Development. The hours are
primarily Monday through Friday with in-
frequent weekend requirements. This is a
full time position with excellent benefits.
Applications available at Fleet Landing
-Security Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd.
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233; fax to 904-246-
9447; website at fleetlanding.com; e-mail
to jpbsifleptlaoigq.qqm. EqE/Drug-free
i Workplace.

PONTE VEDRA Animal Hospital seeking
Kennel Attendant. Apply within: 28 Corona
Rd., Ponte Vedra, 285-7924.
DRIVER- FLEXIBILITY ti keep you mov-
ing. Individual focus on you. Daily/ weekly
pay. Benefits/ 401k. Well- maintained
equipment (800)734-8169, xl.
www.knighttrans.com Class-a CDL/4
months OTR experience.
Marsh Landing Country Club in Ponte
Vedra Beach is currently seeking labor
needed for golf course landscaping. Ex-
perience preferred. Must have strong
work ethic. Excellent benefits after 90
days with opportunity to advance. Apply
in person only at the Marsh Landing Club-
house Tuesday Saturday. Call 285-6514
for directions.

NEEDED for home health & area hospi-
tals. To apply visit our website @
www.nfhsonline.com or apply in person,
North Florida Health Services, 710 3rd St.
N., Jax Bch. 241-1656.
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.
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 AIA North, Ponte Vedra. No
phone calls please.
Beach, F/T and P/T Sales. Apply within:
Round Robin, 1888 S. Third, Pablo Plaza.
DRIVERS- OWNER Operators: Home ev-
ery weekend & during the week! Drop/
Hook! www.browntrucking.com (800)241-

required with Florida HMO Insurances.
ICD9 & CPT Coding a must. Immediate
opening, hours 9am-2pm, Mon-Fri. Com-
petitive salary. Call 241-8300 or fax re-
sume 241-0831.
FRAMING CARPENTERS for established
company. Drug free work place. Benefits.
VW SERVICE Writer/ Parts Salesman.
Volkswagen Repair Shop, benefits, uni-
forms, paid vacation. Pay commensurate
with experience. Call 537-6140.
SALES. FIRST Coast Rainguard Home
Center is looking for sales people with a
proven track record in siding and sun/
screen rooms. Must be commission moti-
vated. Company leads available. Serious
individuals only. Call 904-732-7263 ask for
Jerry, Sr.
BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.
Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach is cur-
rently hiring full & part-time dining room
servers & banquet servers. Excellent
benefits offered to full time employees in-
cluding 401k, insurance, vacation days,
sick days. Apply in person at the Marsh
Landing Clubhouse Tuesday Saturday.
Call 285-6514 for directions
CLASS A CDL Drivers with Tanker en-
dorsement needed for immediate open-
ings. Drug & alcohol test. State wide travel
required.. Health insurance. Fax resume:
904-249-2277 or call 877-211-8080.

Full-time in our Assisted Living Facility at
a premier retirement community. Strong
organizational abilities, verbal and written
communications skills, and the ability to
handle multiple tasks simultaneously are a
must for applicants. Excellent environ-
ment, management team, and benefits.
Applications available at Fleet Landing
Security Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-9447;
email to: jobs@fleetlanding.com EOE/
Drug-Free Workplace.
NANNY NEEDED. Looking for full-time
Nanny for 2 young children. Long-term,
Beaches area. Occasional overnight &
travel. $12/hr./negotiable. Must have refer-
ences. Call (904)686-4562 leave msg.

FULL-TIME Certified Public Accountant
needed for office in Ponte Vedra. General
accounting functions for multiple compa-
nies and QuickBook knowledge. Fax
resume 285-1002.
MA NEEDED for pediatric office. Spanish
speaking a plus. Call 246-9428 or fax re-
sume to: 249-7323.
FULL-TIME YEAR round lawn mainte-
nance position available for the right indi-
vidual. Must have valid drivers license and
own transportation. Call 553-6338.
SERVER needed. Please apply in per-
::stvlI-F, 10:30am'2pm, Giovanni's,.1161
Bg4h Blvd., Jax Beach. ;WV"'"'' '
VET TECHNICIAN full-time, experienced.
Start immediately. Apply at Animal Medi-
cal Clinic, 8000 Sawgrass Village Circle,
Ponte Vedra Beach, 273-9560.
LIFT STATION mechanic & apprentices
needed, good driving record, drug, &alco-
hol test. State wide travel required. Health
insurance. Immediate openings. Fax re-
sume: 904-249-2277 or call 877-211-
FULL-TIME HAIR Stylist w/clientele, high
commission. Call 249-3011.
DRIVER- BYNUM Tranport needs quali-
fied drivers for Central Florida- Local &
National OTR positions. Food grade tank-
er, no hazmat, no pumps, great benefits,
competitive pay, new equipment.
(866)GO-BYNUM. Need 2 years experi-

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

F/T, AM, PM and alternating weekends
P/T TRAY, LINE shift available
Fine Dining at Vicar's Landing, PV.
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this category please call 904-249-9033 or
e-mail: classified@beachesleader.com

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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.

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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.

HEARTS & Hands Child Care. Preschool
Program, CDA; references, nurturing
home daycare. USDA Food Program. 20
years experience Ages 2-4. Lou James
BEACH UNITED Methodist Early Learning
Center has openings for 4yr olds VPK af-
ternoon class, 12:30- 3:45pm, Mon- Fri.
Call 249-0124. Lic# C04DU0083.
BOWLING FAMILY Daycare has openings
for infants & up. Accepts Childrens Com-
mission NACCRRA State- certified.
CPR First.Aia. CDA. Tacr,,ng Degree.
Call Laura, 220 6059 or 476 4251

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

Available for Care in Your Home. AHCA
#29991522. Phone 241-1656
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.

GWEN'S ELDERCARE@aol.com. Rates
negotiable (704)369-3073.

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

AT&T PARTNER phone system. 5 phones
installed for $899. 249-8877.

Thursday, November 29th at 2pm.
9800 Beach Blvd. 904-248-0926.
10% BP AB2659 AU3714.
22CF KENMORE Refrigerator w/ice mak-
er, top freezer, almond, 7 yrs. old, excel-
lent condition. Asking $150. 285-1864.
METAL ROOFING Save $$$ buy direct
from manufacturer. 20 colors in stock with
all accessories. Quick turn around! Deliv-
ery available. (352)498-0778 Toll free
(888)393-0335 code 24. www.GulfCoast
6" SEAMLESS GUTTER Machine, Jobsite
model J56, exc. cond., $3500. (904)813-
2 GOOD Tickets and parking, for Jaguars
game on 12/9. 642-3364.
LOVE SEAT, 6mo., blue plaid. Paid
$1150,, sell $475. 6x9 area rug, blue/
cream, good condition $15. 647-8804.
KENMORE WASHER & Dryer, excellent
condition, heavy duty, super capacity,
$350. Can delivery, Guarantee. 874-1747.
UPRIGHT FREEZER: Commercial grade,
approx. 25 cf. $300 OBO. 705-6762.
STYLE, $150.568-0322.
ARMOIRE, 4YRS NEW, $3750. 568-
GE SPACEMAKER, Stackable Washer/
Dryer. Only 6mo. old. Call 249-8494.
USED GE Refrigerator, almond $100.
Used Bowflex, make offer. 246-9742,
Choose & cut live trees from 2000 shaped
Cedar & Leyland Cypress. 1-10 West to
Hwy 125, exit at Glen St. Mary, go 12
miles North on Hwy 125. Watch for signs.
Rudolph's Christmas Tree Farm,
VIKING DUAL fuel 30" range. Brand new.
$3400. 610-9831.
BUILDINGS FOR sale "Rock Bottom Pri-
ces!" 25x30, now $4100. 25x40, $5400.
30x40, $6400. 35x50, $8790. 35x70,
$11,990. 40x80, $14,900. Others. Call for
details. Pioneer (800)668-5422.
LERS, 5 GAMES, NO. BOX, $395. 568-
61" HITACHI projection TV, low hours,
exc. cond., $499 OBO. 568-1535.
Locally owned & operated, hand crafted
furniture and accessories. Personalized
pet. products.
GRACO STROLLERS, basinets, car
seats, toys, misc baby items $10 & up.
314-1965. ,
OFFICE EQUIPMENT, electronics, faxes,
multi-purpose printers, computers, cop-
iers, $15 & up. 314-1965.
ALL STEEL buildings. National manufac-
turer. 40x60 to 100x250 Factory direct to
contractor or customer. (800)658-2885
30. FT aluminum wheel chair ramp $2000.
OBO. (904)527-1954
.SLE.EEMB SOFA-eouches-$99, Broyhill
sofa $225, chairs, recliner, futon $50, ex-
quisite oak china cabinet $395, 314-1965.

KAWAI PIANO, Cherry Console in excel-
lent condition, 15 years old. $2000 OBO.

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

homes in Florida must be sold Free cata-
log (800)591-1328 USHomeAuction.com.

2 AUCTIONSI 289+/- acres- divided.
Worth County, GA, Dec. 4, 10am & 2 pm.
Development, homesites, hunting timber.
10%BP, GAL AU-C002594 (800)323-8388
REAL ESTATE auction- Executive moun-
tain home and 40.4+/- acres divided; Sat-
urday, December 8, 2pm, Watauga Coun-
ty, NC. Iron Horse Auction, (800)997-2248
NCAL#3936 www.ironhorseauction.com.

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

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

SAT. 11/24, 8am- 1pm, 1509 Windward
Ln. New & used items, 2 used scooters-
120mpg, leather recliner, king headboard,
bar carts, coffee & end table, oak & pine
cabinets, frplc. screen & tools & much

TENT SALE! Ready made frames & art,
greatly reduced Sat.,11/24; 10am-2pm,
Archway Framing, 363 Atlantic Blvd.,
Suite 2, (904)249-2222.
1662 PARK Terrace West, Saturday,
8am-3pm. Ladie's clothes (2-4), twin bed
w/headboard/drawers. $300, boy's toys.

Boats, RV's, Trailers.
Starting at $70/mo.. 2781 Mayport Rd.
Near Wonderwood. Call 993-2222.

2001 HARLEY Davidson XL 1200C
Sportster, extra chrome, custom seat, new
tires/ brakes/ battery, 5900 miles, excel-
lent condition, $5999. 923-5879.
2003 KYMCO 50cc Scooter, 40K miles.
$800. Big tires. 314-9655.

STATEWIDE- RV selloff! Thru November
24. All Suncoast locations. www.sun-
coastrv.com. Nobody beats our prices!
Don't buy at off site sales Don't be fooled
by the competition.

1995 ASTRO Van, A/T, 6cyl., racks.
$1300 or trade for mid-size cycle or larger
scooter. Call 249-2105.
2006 CHEVY Silverado truck; great
shape, $11,500. Call 655-3554.
2006 ISUZU Tilt Cab w/ 14ft box; AT, A/C,
AM/FM w/ CD, 6,000mi. Exc. cond.
$20,000. (904)813-1178.
1999 CHEVROLET S-10 pickup, automat-
ic, A/C, 130,000 miles, stereo system,
new tires, bumpers and lights. Spotless in-
terior, non-smoking, clean ride. Great first
ride. $3300 OBO. 237-3558.

'06' CHEV Impala LTZ exc. cond., loaded,
13,500 miles, $16,900 OBO: 703-5925
1992 NISSAN 240SX, 2nd owner, well
maintained, recent tune-up, new tires.
$3800 OBO. (904)534-3506.

1989 MAZDA 626LX. -4DR 35,000 miles,
$1950 OBO 233-4455 .. -

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ice. Excellent references. Reasonable
rates, 12 years experience, Sara, 620-

KEN'S PRESSURE Washing & Lawn
Service. Houses & driveways. Free esti-
mates. 252-6112.
Quality service. Affordable price.
Licensed/ Insured. Call 294-6116.

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WOOD REPAIRS. Termite & Rotten
wood, siding, stucco, repairs. Licensed
General Contractor. 247-2274.
HOME IMPROVEMENTS wood, tile, dry-
wall & paint with 40yrs exp. Master car-
penter, Steve 241-7838.


dependable. for quality repairs, service
calls, painting, improvements and miscel-
laneous jobs. DAVE. 246-6628.
Painting & Repair. Interior/ Exterior, Per-
golas, Honey Do's. Clayton Casper

35 yrs. experience. Licensed- Quality
work. Interior & Exterior. Great prices.

Tile, Wood, Carpet & Vinyl Flooring. In-
stallation, Repairs. & Restretching. Free
estimates (904)233-9683.

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so nice when the cost of
that enjoyment is kept
under control. This is
Exactly what BUY THE
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bookstore, located across
from Pier 1 Imports at 1517
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Neptune Beach, does. Bob
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really "nice" used books as
well as a selection of new
books at prices which are
very, very competitive.
Everything, except .col-
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books, is 50 percent off the
publishers' price, and each
day of the week has an Left to right: Chester Van Dog
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one of the genres so you save even more. For
example, today (Wednesday) if you visit Buy the
Book, you can take 75% off paperbacks and non-fic-
tion. Take the kids along any Thursday and receive
75% off on children's books and some fiction for
ChooChoo Van Wabbit, the store's own pet lop-
eared black rabbit, knows how to be quiet, but
mothers don't have to worry about their children
becoming noisy. There is a room that has a door,
window and children's little chairs where the young
browsers can look at their own books and even talk
about what they like. Parents can close the door
and read to the children without fear of disturbing
other shoppers. Also located in that room are
books on women's issues and the Christian book
This is Bob's third bookstore, and it is in an area
he loves the Beaches. He is a member of the Beth
El Beaches Synagogue in Ponte Vedra, and has been
coming to the beaches with his family since 1955.
His two other bookstores specialize in college text-
books, art supplies and one even has a coffee bar.
B.Y.O. t. B. serves UNF and FCCJ, and the other is
located inside the Florida Coastal School of Law.
"We're heavy into used business and Christian
books, often in giftable condition." he says.
"Business men and women, today, have been get-
ting advice from friends or the Internet" but not
from professional and authoritative business books.
Business books carry more authoritative informa-
tion. They have been written by experts and care-
fully\ screened by publishers. They carry good infor-
mation from which people in business can benefit."
"At our store, we have helpful books in manage-
ment, business, advertising, entrepreneurship and
motivation, to name a few topics. I came to real-
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With the holidays almost here, Buy the Book has
some great ideas for you. "You can buy new, hard-
bound, dust jacketed $25 books here for a little over
$5!"This stretches your Christmas gift budget
immensely," Bob says. "We have a special selection
of new books, which includes James Patterson."
You can select one of these plus two other fiction.
books, have them gift wrapped or take the wrap
home and you are out the door with three wrapped
gifts for an amazing total of $10 plus tax! There are
other popular fiction authors like Connelly,
Kellerman or Stephen King to match with friends'
or family names on your shopping list. And, while
supplies last, Buy the Book has beautiful full size
Xmas cards, bows and deluxe ribbons at no extra
charge, to go with each package. It's a great way to.
stretch your Chri.stp as dollars .The coupon below is
for one book, so the 3 for $10.00 books are 3 for
Buy the Book is open Monday through Sunday 10
a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and credit cards are accepted.
Managers Gae Weber and Ed Tottman, both Beaches
residents, are there to assist you in your book search
or to provide reading gift suggestions. Expect to be
personally greeted and be sure to pat the bunny.
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,fp &Ue oeackes Rst You will
be assisted with your holiday
gift list by the merchants in this
annual magazine. Be sure to read
about the interesting and clever ideas and services
available right here close at hand. Before you go
driving around, shop our local stores first. You can
also check out these stores online at
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popular annual songbooks are made available to the
Beaches community so call and reserve copies for
your sing-along. Call 249-9033 early while
supplies last.
Qlofioay W\FlooPk This December
magazine is a wealth of information
just when you need it. What's happening
at the Beaches for the season, as well
as assistance with shopping and services
during the final weeks of the year are
gTen, foa 2008: The 2008
Beaches Historical Photos Calendar, an annual
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Did you know...For every $100 spent in an independent business,
$73 stays in the community compared to only $43 for a national chain.

Shopping locally makes good sense for you and good cents for your local economy.


The Beaches First

Shopping close to home helps local economy

With gas prices soaring and crowds soon packing
malls, planning holiday shopping excursions at the
Beaches makes sense.
Shopping locally offers personalized service and
unique selection of items, all available close to
home while shopping near family and friends.
Short drives (or even bike trips) to the store mean
fewer gas expenditures and less wear and tear on
the car, and that results in even more savings to put
toward the holiday budget.
Besides convenience, there are tangible economic
benefits to shopping locally and supporting
Beaches merchants, according to retailers and the
Beaches Division of the Jacksonville Chamber of
"For every $100 spent in an independent busi-
ness, $73 stays in the community, compared to
only $43 for a national chain," according to Rona
Brinlee, who owns Book-Mark in Atlantic Beach,

citing national retailing statistics. The statistics are
featured on a bookmark given to customers at the
"The choice of where you spend your money
makes a big difference to your community.
Spending your money with locally-owned inde-
pendent businesses puts your money to work
directly helping your community's economy-just
one way your community benefits from its home
town businesses," according to the Beaches Town
Center merchants association.
"Those businesses use goods and services of other
locally-owned independent businesses, re-circulat-
ing your money about three times longer than if
you spend it at a chain. This creates greater com-
munity health and prosperity.
Many merchants throughout the Beaches offer
shoppers a variety of enhancements to make shop-
ping convenient and fun, such as free wrapping,
complimentary refreshments, family-friendly enter-

tainment at key shopping times, visits with Santa
Claus and extended hours.
The variety of shopping treasures to be found
near the shoreline has also grown in recent years,
with many boutiques, gift shops and other busi-
nesses offering the perfect item to put under the
"We have so many unique stores out here," said
Jill Sprowell, director of the Beaches chamber
Sprowell said the economic multiplier effect of
spending locally creates benefits throughout the
Shopping at a local store means those dollars are
then available to be spent again in the community,
she said, noting for example that the store employ-
ees then can dine locally and shop at the Beaches
themselves, bolstering the local economy continu-

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Every Christmas wish list seems to have tech gadgets on it, and even the
card aisles are reflecting the trend. Tech-inspired cards are a new twist on tra-
ditional cards this holiday season, pairing the hottest gizmos with seasonal
messages. The cards will feature special extras like blinking lights, sounds of
the season and popular holiday songs.

Holiday shopping begins early

"Black Friday" has long been
regarded as the kick off of the holi-
day shopping season. However, now
that retailers are unveiling their
Christmas products earlier every year,
and catering to the needs of late
shoppers, the stores are filled with
people in pursuit of the perfect gift
anywhere between Labor Day and
December 25.
In fact, according to the National
Retail Federation, the number of
"extreme" early birds and procrastina-
tors has been on the rise in recent
years. Last year, 40 percent of all con-
sumers began their holiday shopping
before Halloween, and 15 percent of
consumers reported that they had
not begun any of their shopping by
December 5. As a result, retailers are
updating their products, merchandis-
ing and marketing plans to meet the
needs of these two very different sets
of shoppers.
One clear example of how this has

affected the retail world can be seen
in the greeting card industry.
Christmas remains the top card-send-
ing occasion, with nearly two billion
cards sent annually, and greeting
card manufacturers have taken note
of this evolving consumer demand.
"We have definitely noticed the
trend of consumers pushing up the
unofficial start of the holiday shop-
ping season," said Heather Bentley,
Christmas Program Manager at
American Greetings. "In response to
this, shoppers will start to see the
cards in stores by November 1, and
the complete holiday card line will
be available before Thanksgiving."
"We have also enhanced our offer-
ing of convenience items like gift
card holders for the late season shop-
per. And overall our holiday cards
reflect a more conversational tone
and generally sendable quality to
help shoppers with multiple tasks to
get in and out of the card aisle more
quickly," Bentley said.

The early bird gets the special ...

Remember: time is your friend.
Holiday trend experts offer the
following tips for taking advantage
of the extra time you have given
yourself to get everything done.
Use that extra time to actually
shop: Reward yourself by taking
more time to peruse the aisles to
find the perfect gift, card, wrap and
accessories for everyone on your list.
This year you can enjoy spending
some of that extra time in the greet-
ing card aisle. New sound, song and
light cards for the holiday feature
seasonal tunes and bright, beautiful
images to put anyone into the spirit.
Because you are getting such a
head start, you'll have time to listen
to every sound, hum along with
every song and smile at every festive

scene that the cards offer before
choosing your favorites.
Enjoy the lack of traffic:
Congratulations, you have ensured
yourself the avoidance of long lines
and crowded malls. Take advantage
of your situation to actually enjoy
your shopping experience in a
leisurely fashion. Since you've given
yourself the luxury of allowing for
additional shipping time, you can
even utilize the convenience of
online shopping.
Spread out your holiday tasks
and hunt for bargains: Starting your
holiday preparations early means
that you'll have more time to com-
mit to all of your various seasonal
tasks. This includes sending holiday

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the Gift that Helps

World go 'Round
At A World Away, they handcrafted nativities
believe that every gift can, in ments from around
fact, keep on giving. Their mer- Other featured items
chandise mix features many, idays include toys
many products from around the musical instrument,
world that truly make a differ- accessories.
ence. Your purchases from their So if you are lookir
wide variety of goods sourced unique gift with cul
worldwide enable artisans to buy pinnings and a place

food, clothing and housing -
also providing the funds to help
cultivate crops and send their
children to their local school.
Along these same lines, A
World Away also promotes Fair
Trade practices, partnering with
organizations that are commit-
ted to providing vital and fair
income to Third World artisans
and farmers by marketing their
Particularly for the Holiday
gift-giving season, A World Away
stocks many original and cultur-
ally diverse offerings include



3s and orna-
the world.
for the hol-
and games,
jewelry and

ig for a very
tural under-
where your

purchase can actually make a
positive difference around the
world, A World Away awaits
A World Away is located at
987 Atlantic Blvd. in Atlantic
Village next to Publix. They
accept Visa and MasterCard.
Hours of operation are Monday -
Wednesday, 9-7; Friday &
Saturday 9-8; and Sundays 10:30-
A World Away
987 Atlantic Blvd.
Atlantic Beach

The Biggest Problem at

Billy's Boathouse Grill Will

Be Deciding What To Order!

It's always a pleasure to dine at
Billy's Boathouse Grill and the
Holiday Season is no exception.
Along with Billy's tantalizing menu
Billy's Boathouse provides catering
services, take out service and gift
certificates for that perfect holiday
gift. Locally owned, Billy's has that
warm, "hometown" feel to it and
has the perfect atmosphere to have
your Christmas party. However you
choose to arrive at Billy's, whether
it's by car or by a leisurely boat ride,
you are sure to enjoy a beautiful
water view, along with exceptional
food including their hand-cut
steaks and some of Florida's freshest
When dining at Billy's you might
want to try some of their specialties
starting with their Wheel House
Dip a mixture of spinach, garlic,
bacon, fresh Parmesan cheese and
crab meat, served hot with toast
points. Next, why not experience
one of their mouth watering home-
made soups. Newport Clam
Chowder is a great choice fresh

clams straight from the
Narragansett Bay, this soup is some-
thing you don't want to miss.
When deciding on one of their
entrees it will be a difficult choice,
so you might want to try one of
Billy's Favorites. The Boat House
Platter is perfect for the seafood
lover! It's a trawler load of shrimp,
clams, oyster, and fish along with a
crab cake and homemade hushpup-
pies that make you wish you could
fit just one more! But before giving
your final choice to your server,
make sure to listen carefully to all
of Billy's nightly specials, as they
are sure to sound just as enticing as
the rest of the menu and confuse
you that much more!
Billy's Boathouse Grill is open for
lunch daily, and brunch on
Saturday and Sunday's from 10am-
2pm, Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-llpm,
Sat/Sun 10am-llpm

Billy's Boathouse Grill
2321 Beach Blvd.

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Spend some seriously

fun time shopping at

Beachside Casuals

If you have driven by the
corner of north First Street and
Second Avenue North and
seen all the swim suits in the
window, you may think
Beachside is just a shop for
ladies to find swimwear. You
will be pleasantly surprised
when you stop and enter this
shop. The brand names on dis-
play give a hint of the prevail-
ing theme: Life is Good, Old
Guys Rule, Sidewalk Surfers,
Rainbow, Betsey Johnson, VIX
and Lucy Love.
Beachside not only has
everything you need for a day
at the beach or a romantic
cruise, it also has a huge selec-
tion of home d&cor and gift
items as well. A whole display

area presents jewelry selec-
tions that include, but aren't
limited to, shells and beach
figures. Speaking of shells, this
is where you will find a huge
selection that you just have to
see to believe.
The store is larger than a
quick tour can convey, so
come in and see for yourself.
Beachside is open Monday-
Saturday, 9 to 7 or Sunday, 10-
5. All major credit cards are
welcome and free gift wrap is

Beachside Casuals
234 North First Street
Jacksonville Beach,
FL 32250

The Historic Shoppes of 4th
Avenue South Invite You to
Shop for the Holidays
Pardon our dust! We're getting a new their stylish accent pieces including light-
look, but we ARE open for business. Located ing, pillows and artwork. Call 270-8665.
just south of Beach Boulevard and a block www.notjustchairs.com
from the ocean, the Historic Shoppes of 4th Next door is Ashes' Boutique and Tea
Avenue invite you to discover a delightful Room. Here you'll find jewelry, gifts and
day of shopping at the beach. From quaint clothing for women and children display-
little shops full of unique treasures and ing artwork by owner/artist Dana Roby.
antiques to dining in an English tea room, While shopping, plan on having lunch in
the Historic Shoppes of 4th Avenue South Ashes' Tea Room. Ashes' is the perfect spot
offer a NEW holiday shopping experience, for your holiday shopping, an experience to
Sugarfoot Antiques has exceptional remember. Call 270-0220. www.ashesbou-
antiques for the discriminating buyer. They tique.com
now offer Cottage Chic furniture and exqui- Across from Ashes' you'll find Malabar
site jewelry. Shop their year-round Place, the source for innovative design,
Christmas room for unique holiday oma- accentuating style; a unique experience
ments and decorations. Call 247-7607. where you'll find antiques mixed with con-
www.sugarfootantiques.com temporary design, women's accessories and
Next door, at Cottage by the Sea, beauti- accents for your home all year round. Call
ful distressed furniture and beach chic 339-0315.
accessories are abundant and there is a huge Take a step back in time at the spectacu-
variety of Christmas decorations from lar Historic Shoppes of 4th Avenue South.
which to choose. Enjoy several rooms filled An old-fashioned Christmas is the perfect
with eclectic gifts, wall art, mirrors and theme for this year's holiday festivities.
much more. Call 246-8411. www.cottage- Parking IS available.
At Not Just Chairs you'll find antiques, Historic Shoppes of
accent furniture and home accessories. Not 4th Avenue South
Just Chairs has a large selection of unique (in the Heart of Jacksonville Beach
gifts and decorative items, in addition to just 4 blocks south of Beach Blvd)

Visit the Historic
Shoppes of

4th Avenue South

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Wynken, Blynken and

Nod is a wonderland for

i W. shoppers for baby and

True early birds can use their spare time to wrap packages with warmth, tex-
ture and color. For instance, new or gently used scarves can act like "ribbon"
while mittens and gloves continue the cozy theme as "bows."

Be like Santa make a list

>- EARLY BIRD, from page 4

cards, grocery shopping, baking and
cleaning. It also means that you can
bargain shop for the essentials.
Make a list of everything you
need to get done and then spread
out your holiday chores as you go.
Use down time to fill out greeting
cards, bake and freeze on the week-
ends and pick up a few items for the
big holiday meal every time you
head to the grocery store. Take
advantage of early sales and specials
as you go.
Solicit help: Make sure to get
some help from your family and

friends. Enlisting help for this busy
time of year is essential. And since
you are likely to be helping others
as well, you will have an even big-
ger pool of helpers to choose from.
Dress up your gifts: In addition
to having more time to get every-
thing done, the early bird also has
more time to dress up their gifts.
You took extra time to choose that
thoughtful gift, so take care to make
it look like it from the outside in.
Accentuate any gift with a hand-
made attachment or other thought-
ful touch.

Procrastinators can still get it all done

Few items are more cherished
for a late-season shopper than
a trendy gift bag, and this
year's options have stylish fin-
ishings and details.
Enhancements such as fabric
attachments and 3-D features
make them much more than
just glorified shopping bags.

Procrastinators usually are in the scrambling
mode not because of short sightedness, but
rather because they haven't had the time to
get their shopping done. This year that isn't a
bad thing, as retailers are becoming even
more last-minute shopper friendly. Holiday
trend experts have tips to make that mad dash
to the holiday shopping finish line stress free.
Make the best use of the time you have:
Many busy professionals send cards to col-
leagues via inter office mail, or hand deliver
gifts during pre and post season get together
or office parties. In short, if you can put off
buying the gift right this second, do so.
Escape the traffic: Try to take advantage of
the usual extended hours and plan your shop-
ping for earlier or later in the day. Shopping at
the Beaches avoids long, time-consuming
Take advantage of sales ... seriously: Just
because you weren't able to get a jump on
your shopping doesn't mean you will have to
pay top dollar. Look for the bargains. Check
online and in your newspaper to see what
specials are being offered.
Beg for help: Trying to get everything
done at the last minute is difficult, trying to
find the perfect gift for everyone with no time
to spare, well that is just impossible. Ask
friends and family members for tips to ensure
that you choose the right color, size or style.

nursery item
There's no place more fun to start
your holiday shopping than in a store
that features a full range of items for
baby and a baby's nursery, and
Wynken, Blynken and Nod in
Jacksonville Beach is just the place.
Located in an 80+ year-old beach house,
this shop makes you feel comfortable as
you enjoy your visit. Joanne Worzala
has the pleasure of making the store
look adorable and she succeeds. Kevin
Maki keeps the grounds blooming and
makes our deliveries of furniture at your
New owner, Lael Hanna has created a
laid-back atmosphere, especially
matched to looking for the perfect gift
for a child whether that is a rocking
horse, a Christmas Music Box or the
First Flakey Friends Snowman Rattles.
There are ideas for you such as "Snow
Bunny" Buddy Blankets or a Big Belly
Bank. Perhaps you already have a list
that includes a Rock-A-Bye baby
Christmas CD, and here you'll find

artist like John Lennon, Pearl Jam,
Blink-182 or the Pretenders.
Decorate your nursery with furniture
from Bratt Decor, Bradshaw Kirchoffer
or Million Dollar Baby. Rock your little
one to sleep in a cozy glider from Little
Castle or Best Chairs. The pre-designed
or custom bedding by New Arrivals,
Bella Notte (baby), Caden Lane or
Serena Lily would all be beautiful to
snuggle your sweet baby into for the
holidays. If you are a grandparent,
you'll be amazed at the new, creative
items now available right here at the
Beaches. And there is a lovely selection
of Christening Gowns.
Wynken, Blynken and Nod is easy to
find at 522 North Third St and easy to
enjoy from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday.
Wynken, Blynken and Nod
522 North Third St.
Jacksonville Beach, FL

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Holidays, anytime, this chair is always
available for storytime.
Other fabrics and styles available.

Tues. Sat.
10:00 5:30 p.m.

522 No. 3rd Street
Jacksonville Beach

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Pamper yourself at The When Your Feet Feel

Sawgrass Village salon

Good, You Feel Good

You will know when you walk
through the doors of Albert
Paul's Salon that you have
stepped into a unique salon. One
of the many master stylists will
welcome you not as a customer
but as a guest.
Ponte Vedra native Jeanne
Sciotto had a vision to provide a
different experience with a salon
that inhabited "irresistible ele-
gance". Ten successful years
managing her salon has proven
that vision to be a reality.
Albert Paul's provides a combi-
nation of master stylists, guaran-
teed guest satisfaction and supe-
rior products. Their stylists have
provided their skills to major
hair shows in New York, South
Beach Miami and all over
Europe. They use and sell prod-
ucts like Paul Mitchell, American
Crew, Matrix, J Beverly Hills and
Hempz to name a few.
At Albert Paul's it's not just
about hair. They also provide

relaxing full service nail treat-
ments using O.P.I. Nails prod-
ucts. They are committed to the
healthiest approach in mani-
cures, acrylics, gels, fiberglass
and silk wraps. Professional
estoticians provide facials, wraps
and cleaning that will awaken
your skin. Don't forget to ask
about their full line of Swiss
products from Arbonne.
Visit Albert Paul's Salon today
to purchase a gift certificate or to
make an appointment for your
own pampering. Hours are 9:00
to 8:00 Monday thru Friday and
9:00 to 6:00 Saturday and
Sunday. Located at 260 Sawgrass
Village Drive in Ponte Vedra.
Call 285-7771 to make and

Albert Paul's Salon
260 Sawgrass Village Drive
Ponte Vedra Beach

Although the average person
walks the equivalent of four,
yes, four times around the
earth in their lifetime, most of
us wear improperly-fitted
shoes. Shoes that fit poorly can
cause aching feet, legs and
back. The specially trained staff
at Foot Solutions combines
technology with their expertise
to ensure a perfect fit for every
"Changing your life can be as
easy as changing your shoes,"
says Foot Solutions owner
Jimmie Thomas. "We carry a
wide array of dress shoes, fit-
ness shoes and casual shoes,
with many styles and colors to
choose from."
Fitness is a big part of many
of our lives, so a good workout
shoe is very important. Brands
such as MBT and Chung Shi are
engineered to strengthen core

muscle, improve posture and
increase circulation. Get in
shape with every step you take!
Look for lots of great acces-
sories, too, at Foot Solutions.
Arch supports, foot care prod-
ucts, socks and more are avail-
able. Not sure what to give this
holiday season? A gift certifi-
cate is the perfect fit.
Visit Foot Solutions today for
all your foot care and mainte-
nance needs. Let the experts
guide you to maintain better
performance and comfort. Visa,
Master Card and Amex are
accepted. Store hours are
Monday thru Friday 10-6 and
Saturday from 10-5.

Foot Solutions
4126 South Third St.
South Beach Regional
Shopping Center







* Men's & Women's
W-*casual and dress
* shoes in all widths &
SAccomodative and
SOTC insoles and
' Expert fitting
Solutions for foot
Socks, slippers,
Soaps & lotions

"One Shoe Can

Comfort, Fit & Stl e
247-0460 /_
4126 S. 3rd Street
South Beach Mon.-Fri., 10am-6pm
egignal Shopping Center Sat. 10am-5pm Closed Sunday

- Cinderella

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Since 1947, Toys for Tots has been distributing toys to needy children through-
out the United States. This year, the organization is once again joining forces
with The UPS Store to brighten the holidays for millions of children. As part of
the "60 Days of Giving" campaign, participating locations will sell $1 donation
cards through Dec. 24. All proceeds will be used by Toys for Tots at the local
level. Also, for every stuffed animal purchased at Adventure Landing's Teddy
Bear Factory from Dec. 1 through Dec. 19, a brand new stuffed animal will be
donated to Toys for Tots. Call 249-9784 or visit www.adventurelanding.com for

Holiday Happenings

Handcrafted Ornament
The eighth annual Handcrafted
Ornament Show will run through Dec.
24 at First Street Gallery, 216-B First
Street, Neptune Beach. An open house
will be held Thanksgiving weekend,
Nov. 24-26.
For information, call 241-6928 or
visit www.firststreetgalleryart.com.

Extension service holiday
Two holiday programs will be held
at the University of Florida
Cooperative Extension Office, 1010 N.
McDuff Ave. The programs will be pre-
sented at 10 a.m. and repeated at 6:45
p.m. Each class costs $8. Reservations,
which are needed, can be made one
week prior to each program by calling
the Extension Office at 387-8855.
"Gifts from the Holiday Kitchen"
will be presented Nov. 19, and
"Holiday Hospitality at its Best" will
be held Nov. 27.

Incredible Edibles
St. Paul's by the Sea's 12th annual
"Incredible Edibles" holiday sale will
be held Saturday, Nov. 17, from 8
a.m.-2 p.m. at the church, 465 11th
Ave. S., Jacksonville Beach.
The sale will feature homemade
food, crafts, books, collectibles, bou-
tique items and themed gift baskets.
The French Cafe will serve coffee and
beignets in the morning and a light
lunch after 11 a.m.
For information, call the church
office at 249-4091.
Craft fair planned
The Council of Catholic Women of
Blessed Trinity Catholic Church is
holding its annual Craft Fair from 9
a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in
the church hall at 10472 Beach Blvd.
A wide variety of crafts will be avail-
able, and there will also be food and
baked goods.
The proceeds from this event will
help several non-profit organizations.
Take advantage of the opportunity

See HAPPENINGS, page 9 >

The Beaches Museum

on Beach Boulevard

will surprise you with

interesting gift ideas
Nothing says "Shop the Beaches be found in a wide variety of it
First" quite as well as Ruby's and there is jewelry and e
Emporium in the Beaches Museum games. There are Christmas o:
and History Center at 380 Pablo ments and seaside gifts as v
Avenue, just off Beach Blvd. Many items that would make
Ruby's, just inside the front door of fect stocking stuffers.
the center, presents a collections of This is the only museum in
memorabilia, unique "seaside" area dedicated to preserving
gifts, Florida kitsch and other nos- Beach history. Ruby's allows yo
talgic keepsakes. Browsing in take a little of that history h
Ruby's Emporium, open Tuesday with you.
through Saturday, 10 to 4:30, is Join in the "Meet and Greet"
always free. the local artists and authors
Consider the variety and clever- December 1 from 10:30 to 12
ness of the available items for this Their artwork and books will
holiday season. Books on Beach available for purchase.
history, for example, make a great
gift and you might like to have one Ruby's Emporium
for yourself.. Vintage Beach photo- Beaches Museum and History
graphs to frame or art and jewelry Center
by local artists make a unique gift. 380 Pablo Avenue
The themes of beach and trains can Jacksonville Beach


u to



Shop Ruby's Emporium at the Beaches
Museum & History Center. Just inside
the front door, Ruby's Museum Store is
your destination for railroad memora-
bilia, unique "seaside" gifts, Florida
Kitsch, and other nostalgic keepsakes.

Browsing in Ruby's Emporium is always

Open Tuesday Saturday
380 Pablo Avenue
Jacksonville Beach

Celebrating Our Coastal Heritage
Contact us at 904-241-5657
or www.bm-hc.com

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Forecast calls for snow, ice

- HAPPENINGS, from page 8

to get your holiday shopping done

Thanksgiving Celebration
The Players Community Senior
Center, 175 Landrum Lane, Ponte
Vedra Beach, presents a Thanksgiving
celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 20. Entertainment will
be provided by the Beachcombers.
Call 280-3233 for information.

Snow and ice in forecast
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre will
transform into a Winter Wonderland
from Nov. 23-Jan. 6. An opening night
celebration will be held at 5:30 p.m.
Nov. 23.
*Ice Skating: The first real outdoor
ice skating rink in St. Augustine's his-
tory will be open daily from 11 a.m.-4
p.m. (private lessons and field trips
daily Nov. 26-30, Dec. 3-7 and Dec.
10-14) and each night from 6-10 p.m.
It'll cost $8 to skate and $2 to rent
skates. Call 904-471-1965 to schedule
private or group lessons.
eTheatre: Theatre Saint Augustine
presents its original adaptation of O.
Henry's "Gift of the Magi." The pres-
entation begins Nov. 23 and runs
through Jan. 6. Showtimes are 7 p.m.
and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturdays,
with matinees at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
*Snow: It will snow every night at 9
p.m. Magic snow can be purchased to
throw at one another.
*Sleigh Rides: $10 for adults and $4
for children. Sleighs glide past
Southern Red Cedar, Magnolia and
Oak trees adorned in holiday lights
with views of Notina's Pond.
*North Pole Visit: Santa will
chitchat about elves, gifts and cookies
and be available for visits from 3-7
p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
Nov. 23-Dec 23.
*Elf Village: Who can build the best
elf house? Contestants can showcase
an elf house in the elf village. Creative
freedom is encouraged. Houses are
8x10 feet with a 4-foot door.
*Holiday Shopping: Shoppers can
meet featured artisans, browse unique
products, pick up holiday decorations
and have fun while completing a hol-
iday shopping list.
*Good tastes and smells: Fire pits for
s'mores, hot chocolate, apple cider,
homemade cookies and a wide variety
of food and holiday treats will be
available throughout "Winter
"Winter Wonderland" will host free
events at 6 p.m. on the following
Tuesdays-Nov. 27, Dec. 11 and and
Dec. 18: Storytelling with Kaye Burns
(St. Johns County Public Library
Thursday-Dec. 6: The Battersby Duo
(St. Johns County Public Library

Thursday-Dec. 13: Short Story
Contest (St. Augustine Record event)
Wednesday-Dec. 26: Kwanza
Celebration with Xhabbo (St. Johns
County Public Library event)
Thursday-Jan. 3: Mark Allan
Magician (St. Johns County Public
Library event)
Winter Wonderland family passes
are $60 and include 10 skating passes.
Winter Wonderland is sponsored by
the Tourist Development Council,
WSOS and St. Johns County Public
Library System. The St. Augustine
Amphitheatre is at 1340C A1A South.
For information, visit
www.staugamphitheatre.com or call

Holiday Market at World
Golf Village
Laterra Links holds a Holiday
Market from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 24, at its newly opened club-
house in World Golf Village. More
than 20 vendors will be on-site.
Laterra Links' Holiday Market coin-
cides with the Neighborhoods of
World Golf Village's annual
Nutcracker Tour of Homes, which
runs through Dec. 2. Vendor registra-
tion is $20. The Holiday Market is free
to customers.

Teddy Bear Toy Drive
For every stuffed animal purchased
at Adventure Landing's Teddy Bear
Factory from Dec. 1 through Dec. 19,
Adventure Landing will donate a
brand new stuffed animal to Toys for
Tots. Call 249-9784 or visit
www.adventurelanding.com for infor-

Holiday Artist Showcase
The Friends of the GTM Research
Preserve will host a holiday artist
showcase from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec.
1 and 2 at the GTM Research Reserve
Environmental Education Center, 505
Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach.
Get an early start on your holiday
shopping while supporting the
reserve. Call 904-823-4500 for infor-

Winter Celebration
The eighth annual Winter
Celebration in Mandarin will be held
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec.
1, in the Walter Jones Historical Park,
11964 Mandarin Road. The free event
is sponsored by the Mandarin
Museum & Historical Society.
Activities include music, hayrides,
putt-putt train rides, visits with Santa,
games, nature crafts and more. The
1875 farmhouse will be open all day
for tours. Call 904-268-0784 or visit
www.mandarinmuseum.net for infor-

Christmas Luncheon
The Sawgrass Players Club Women's

See HOLIDAY, page 10 >-

Floors by Design loves

to make a difference

in your hon
There are a lot of ways to do your
floors and a lot of places to look at
flooring, but we are fortunate to have
a place here at the beach that pro-
vides excellent design assistance
combined with a wide range in brand
name merchandise. That place is
Floors by Design, conveniently locat-
ed in the Marsh Landing Shopping
Center, and they top it all off with
first class customer service. In fact,
"we're number one in customer serv-
ice," says owner Keith Zipper.
Keith backs up this statement with
an excellent staff that includes Ron
Caruso, a fulltime sales consultant
and two design consultants, Shelley
Dickerson and Karin Demme. You
can rely on Keith, whose family busi-
ness has been flooring and decorat-
ing since 1954.
For over 12 years, Floors by Design
has provided not just the best in
product, but with advice on every
type of remodeling or new construc-
tion. This company specializes in
total kitchen and bath remodeling.

"We can't move walls," Keith says,
"but we can redesign your kitchen or
bathroom to give it a new look and
feel." With granite, Silestone, Corian
and many other choices in counter-
tops, your familiar spaces can find a
new look and bring your home into
the modern design.
Floors by Design emphasizes serv-
ice not sales. In a one-stop center,
you can borrow samples to see prod-
ucts in your own home or office.
And you will be assured of quality
products and professional installa-
tion another benefit of working
with a business that has been here for
12 years and which values a reputa-
tion for service.
In store financing is available and
the showroom is open Monday
through Friday 9 to 6, and Saturday,
10 to 4. Come see for yourself.

Floors by Design
592 Marsh Landing Parkway

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Kitdien & Bath Showroom Hunter Douglas Window Treatments
Simple or Extravagant Draperies Wood Flooring
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Concerts, ball and ballet

- HOLIDAY, from page 9

Association will have a Christmas
luncheon Dec. 6 at 11 a.m. at the
Marsh Landing Country Club. Pianist
Stephan Fennell will entertain.

Holiday Concerts
The Don Thompson Chorale will
perform a "Welcoming the Holidays"
concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, at
Anastasia Baptist Church, 1650 A1A S.,
St. Augustine. The Chorale will also
perform a joint holiday concert with
the First Coast Wind Ensemble at 7:30
p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Terry Hall,
Jacksonville University, 2800
University Blvd. N., Jacksonville. Call
904-358-0196 for information.

Community Nutcracker
Community Nutcracker, Inc., will be
performed Dec. 7 and 8 at the Florida
Theatre in Downtown Jacksonville.
The three public performances are 8
p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and 2 and 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8. Tickets are available
at the Florida Theatre box office,
www.ticketmaster.com or www.flori-

datheatre.com, or by calling 355-2787.

Holly Ball
The Ponte Vedra Woman's Club
fund-raising Holly Ball will be held at
the TPC Clubhouse. Cocktails will be
served at 7 p.m., with dinner at 8 p.m.
Dress is black tie optional, and the cost
is $125 per person.

Nutcracker Ballet
The Nutcracker Ballet benefiting
Dreams Come True will be held at
Christ Church in Ponte Vedra Dec. 8.
Call 904-285-6127 for information.

Teddy Bear Christmas
Adventure Landing in Jacksonville
Beach will host breakfast with Santa
and the Care Bears on Saturday, Dec.
15, from 8 to 10 a.m., followed by a
free meet and greet until 1 p.m.
Breakfast is $9.99 per person. Call 249-
9784 or visit
www.adventurelanding.com for reser-
vation information.

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It's the most wonderful time of the What most people don't realize is
year decorating, baking, shopping, that while there are 32 shopping days
addressing holiday cards, and sending between Thanksgiving and Christmas
festive packages to friends and family, this year, there are only 21 shipping
That is, until the time comes to ship days to get gifts to friends and family
your holiday packages and you wind who live across the country or around
up in a line a mile long just to realize the world.
you've missed the shipping deadline If you plan to have your packages
for holiday delivery. It's enough to ready earlier in December, check with
test anyone's holiday cheer. your local packing and shipping store
fu, ground rates and delivery sched-
Also, keep in mind that packages
sent to military personnel or interna-
tional destinations need to be
shipped early in the season to guaran-
tee delivery by the holidays. As
you're making your shipping
I st and checking it twice, put
these packages at the very
Whether you're shipping inter-
nationally or domestically, here
are a few tips for keeping your
wait time in line to a minimum.
First, try to avoid the busiest
shipping week of the year pre-
dicted to be Dec. 17 to 22.
Also, try to mail packages on
a day other than Monday,
which is the most hectic
mailing day of the week.

planning and organiza-
tion, you can make the
busiest time of the year
a little less stressful and
Sa lot merrier.

See PACKING, page 12 >

Enjoy One Stop Holiday

Shopping at San Pablo

Family Center

San Pablo Family Center, conve-
niently located on the corner of Beach
Boulevard and San Pablo Road, offers
everything you need for the holiday
season. Parking is plentiful; just walk
to the various shops and restaurants.
For that fashion lover on your gift
list, Beall's Outlet has a huge assort-
ment of family fashions for less, as
well as a delightful assortment of
home decor items. Top off your holi-
day look by having your nails done at
Elegant Nails, which offers complete
nail services. Keep that smile looking
good, too, with a visit to Smile Care
Visit Wal-Mart for all of your holiday
decorating and entertaining needs and
find a huge assortment of gift ideas for
the entire family. Discover great new
and used video games at Game Force.
For the art lover in your list, Spillers
Framing and Art Gallery has it all.
Hungry from all that shopping?
There are lots of restaurants close by to
whet your appetite. Enjoy the Beaches
favorite pizza and Italian specialties at

Al's Pizza
The Beaches
Dick's Wings
You'll love our wings
Wok 'n' Roll
Chinese Food
0a17 8Y7Q

P.K. Noodles Bill Clark's
Vietnamse Cuisine Karate America,
992-7455 724-2100
Spillers Framing Game Force
& Art Gallery New & Used
223-8080 Video Games
S- 992-4880
On The Rocks
Bar & Package Store

Al's Pizza. Want great chicken wings?
You'll love them at Dick's. Enjoy
Vietnamese cuisine at P.K. Noodles or
savor Chinese delights at Wok n' Roll.
What about the fitness buffs in your
group? Take them by Bill Clark's Karate
America. Running late? Have your
watch checked at Lothar's watch and
clock repair. Out of cash? Stop by
Check-N-Go for a payday advance and
at the end of the holiday season,
Jackson Hewitt can help with your
When it's all said and done, skip the
long lines and mail your treasures to
loved ones right from The UPS Store.
Top off your day by stopping at On the
Rocks Bar & Package Store to pick up
some libations for your entertaining
needs. Enjoy a safe and happy holiday
shopping season at San Pablo Family

San Pablo Family Center
Wal-Mart and Shops
Corner of Beach Blvd. and
San Pablo Road

Payday Advance
Jackson Hewit
Tax Service
Watch & Clock Repair
The UPS Store
Making Business Easier
Smile Care Dental
Most insurance
Elegant Nails
Complete Nail Services

San Pablo Family Center
Located at the corner of Beach Blvd. & San Pablo

(in the Walmart Plaza)
Beall's Outlet
Family fashion for less

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Stained Glass, The Gift Treat Yourself to

that Gives Every Day

Looking for something distinc-
tive, unique and compelling this
holiday season? At Southern Glass
Originals, you'll find just that.
Decorative glass, handmade in
their Atlantic Beach studio, is their
specialty there's no doubt about
that. Choose from a wide variety
of glass giftware, hanging stained
glass panels, Swarovski crystal and
pewter sun catchers.
Southern Glass Originals creates
original designs to compliment
your ideas for windows, doors and
sidelights, bathroom windows,
cabinet doors, transoms, skylights,
ceiling panels, mirrors and domes.
They can help you design custom
panels and then create them for
you; a perfect solution for privacy
that still allows for light and beau-
ty. Order your custom panels now,
in advance, so they'll be ready in
time for Christmas.
With a truly amazing array of

decorative glass options, from type
of glass to color of glass, whether it
be a traditional stained glass piece,
or an overlay art glass piece,
Southern Glass Originals offers
ideas and products perfect for all
seasons. Be sure to watch for their
Christmas Open House ... Friday
and Saturday, December 7th and
8th. They will feature showroom
pieces, fireplace screens, orna-
ments and lots of gorgeous
Christmas decorations...gifts to
last a lifetime.
Southern Glass Originals is open
Tuesday Thursday 9-5, Friday 9-
4:30 and Saturday from 10-2. SGO
accepts cash, checks, Visa,
MasterCard and American Express.

Southern Glass Originals
1079 Atlantic Blvd.
(just east of Mayport Road)
Atlantic Beach

Comfortable Shoes with

Style at Comfy Soles

Your feet deserve the very best!
Comfortable, properly-fitted shoes
can change the way you feel, not
just physically, but mentally as
well. We all love to feel that extra
"bounce" in our step that exudes
both confidence and comfort.
Comfy Soles will provide the shoes
you need to feel great.
The friendly staff at Comfy
Soles is specially trained in helping
you choose the perfect shoe to
maximize your comfort, while
achieving your individual sense of
style. They have a large selection of
women's and men's casual and
dress shoes, as well as athletic
shoes. For those who spend their
work days on foot, there is a great
selection of medical and food serv-
ice footwear designed for ultimate
Located on the corner of Beach
Boulevard and Hodges in the Super
Target (Pablo Creek East) Shopping

Center, Comfy Soles in the only
store in Jacksonville that carries
the SAS brand. They also offer a
variety of footwear designed by
experts such as NAOT, Think!, Finn
Comfort, MBT, Brooks and
Great Christmas gift ideas
include orthotic insoles, socks,
handbags, creams and lotions, sun-
glasses, Jibbitz for Crocs and
Ameribag diaper bags, handbags
and laptop bags. Layaway and free
gift wrapping is available.
Family owned and operated,
Comfy Soles provides personal cus-
tomer service in a relaxed and
friendly atmosphere. Store hours
are Monday through Saturday 10-6
and Sunday 1-5. Visit them today
and give the gift of comfort.
Comfy Soles
13740 Beach Blvd. Suite #404
(Super Target Plaza)
Jacksonville 904-223-5595

S Orthotic insoles, socks, Located on the
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Hodges in the
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Carrying SAS

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Holiday packing do's and don't

- PACKING, from page 10

professional packaging tape.
Don't use brown paper or tie with
string they can get snagged on con-
veyer belts or fillers like newsprint,
which won't safeguard your package.
Do remove batteries from items for
safety and security.
Don't ship perfume or cologne.
They are considered hazardous materi-
als by the federal government.
And lastly ...
Do consider professional assistance,
particularly for fragile or oddly shaped

Do use a new box designed specifi-
cally for shipping.
Don't reuse old boxes or moving
boxes which can break down in tran-
Do include a label on the inside of
the package with both the "to" and
"from" addresses listed.
Don't leave old shipping labels on
boxes; they can lead to confusion and
Do use the right materials: layer at
least two inches of bubble cushioning
or packaging peanuts on all sides of
the item and seal the deal with clear

Recycle the


D reports estimate that a whopping
Isix million tons of extra waste are
generated nationwide between
Thanksgiving and New Year's. By mak-
ing your post-holiday cleanup more
environment-friendly, you can start
the new year off with a clean house -
and a clean conscience.
Recycle packaging peanuts.
Many shipping businesses, like The
UPS Store, accept clean foam packag-
ing peanuts for reuse.
Reuse wrapping paper, bows,
ribbons, tissue paper, gift bags, and
boxes. You'll be amazed how handy
they are for various holidays through-
out the year.
Recycle greeting cards. Save
cards and cut them up to use as gift
tags next year, or put them aside for
children's art projects.
Recycle your tree. If you have a
live tree, consider planting it or
donating it to a local school or nurs-
ing home. If you have a cut tree, have
it chipped into mulch, or check local-
ly to see if your neighborhood offers
tree recycling.
Donate old toys, clothes, or
unwanted gifts. Use this time of year
to sort through your closets and
donate the surplus to a local charity.
Many organizations even offer a free
pick-up service that can be scheduled
at your convenience.

For Healthy Lifestyles
Nutritional Supplements
Fresh Oraanic
Fruits & Vegetables

Natural Foods
Sports Supplements
Weight Loss
SNatural Health &
Beauty Products

299-1 Atlantic Blvd.
Sevn th Beache Sic 198

The Best Kept Secret at

the Beach is the

Innovative Gift Gallery

inside Beaches Carwash

You won't often find "carwash" and
"chic gift store" in the same sentence,
but that only makes Beaches Carwash
that much more interesting. You can
drive in to take care of your car and drive
out having also taken care of a large part
of your holiday list.
With over 50 years' experience, George
Lindley sees that your car is inspected by
a manager after the work is done to
ensure your satisfaction. His staff is large
and friendly. An Express Carwash is just
$5 to $10 and there are detailing pack-
ages from there to $41.95. You can even
get $110 worth of spending power when
you purchase a $100 gift card.
But don't go to 1401 Beach Blvd. for
the carwash alone! Consider this one-
stop shopping and you will be delighted
with the clever variety of items, the vari-
ety of ideas that the Gift Gallery pres-
ents. There are upscale gifts, Beach chic
accents, candles and home diffusers, fun
bridal party gifts and even child and

baby items. You'll find Shining Stars
Stuffed Animals by Russ, which are con-
nected to an interactive star constella-
tion website. The gallery appeals to the
senses of sight, sound and fragrance.
Current hits are the La Te Da Home
Fragrance System, Root candles, Serenity
Angels by Midwest and a selection of
seriously funny greeting cards.
In addition to these gift possibilities,
you might top it off with the Super Saver
Washbook. You purchase eight carwash-
es and receive 10, or purchase four,
receive one free. Don't forget holiday
gift cards that can be arranged in any
Be "in the know" by driving in and
stopping at the Beaches Carwash and
Gift Gallery.
Beaches Carwash and
Gift Gallery
1401 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville Beach, Fl 32250

Shop the Beaches First The Beaches Leader, Ponte Vedra Leader November 2007 Page 13

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with Buttery,




Homemade candy is a year-round treat, but it's especially
delicious during the holidays. Stir up sweet family tradi-
tions in the kitchen this season with a few simple tools and
the perfect candy ingredients. Gather a heavy saucepan and
wooden spoon, along with plenty of real butter, pure sugar
and high-quality chocolate.
These recipes are easy to make, from melt-in-your-mouth
caramels to crunchy, nutty toffee. If your candy-making
technique could use a refresher course, visit butterisbest.com
for a short video demonstration of the Pistachio Toffee
recipe, along with helpful hints for using a candy ther-
mometer and testing candy temperatures.

Quintessential holiday flavors of eggnog, almonds
and cherries star in these easy, but impressive fudge

Chocolate Cherry Fudge
Makes 3 dozen pieces
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
3/4 cup whipping
2 cups sugar
12 ounces semisweet
chocolate, coarsely

Not your standard caramel this sea-salted version cuts the rich, buttery flavor with just a
hint of salt.

1 jar (7 ounces) marsh-
mallow creme
1 cup chopped slivered
1 cup chopped dried
1 teaspoon almond
1. In heavy saucepan,
combine butter, cream
and sugar. Bring to a full
rolling boil over medium-
high heat, stirring con-
stantly. Reduce heat to
medium and continue to
boil, stirring frequently, 8
to 10 minutes, or until
mixture reaches 234ooF
(soft ball stage).
2. Remove from heat;
add chocolate and marsh-
mallow creme; stir until
3. Add, almonds, cher-
ries and almond extract;
mix until well blended.
4. Pour mixture into 9-
inch square pan lined
with buttered foil.
Refrigerate until cool; cut
into 1 1/2-inch squares.
Store in airtight container
in refrigerator.

page 14 >

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Grand Opening Nov. 16
Wine Flights Daily
Tapas Available
Lunch Served till 3:30 p.m.
Dail Specials
SCubans Paninis
S Black Beans & Rice
S* Yukon Gold Potato Salad
Homemade Chicken Salad
I. 'Desserts
SParT Traos Wiine Parries
Two \Wine Retail Rooms
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Flooring America -

You'll Get a Better Deal

On You can be your

special fashion boutique

Hardwood floors are all the rage
right now, and Flooring America has
hardwood floors from 3,8 inch to 3/4
inch thickness. They have over 50,000
square feet of hardwood closeouts in
the store ready for immediate installa-
tion. With values up to $10.99 a
square foot, these closeouts are now
on sale for $1.99 to $3.99 a square
foot. A new hardwood floor makes the
perfect Christmas gift and can be
enjoyed for many years to come!
Flooring America has exotic hard-
wood floors and hand-scraped/wire-
brushed hardwood from $5.99 a
square foot, including Brazilian cherry
and Amendoim hardwoods. Like the
look of hardwood, but need greater
durability? Try one of our hand-
scraped 15 mil. laminate floors with
attached back from $4.99 a square
Since Flooring America has over
1,000,000 square feet of floor covering
in stock, you're bound to find exactly
what you're looking for. This year's
featured items include ceramic tile,
laminate and many beautiful area
rugs. Or, choose from carpet, porce-
lain tile, bamboo and vinyl. They buy

by the truckload to ensure that you
get the best value for your flooring
dollar, and every department in the
company works toward one common
goal of 100 percent customer satisfac-
Stop by Flooring America to see for
yourself all the wonderful choices you
have for the floors in your home. You
select the product that best fits your
needs, and the certified flooring
installation mechanics at Flooring
America will install your floors in a
professional manner.
Installation carries a lifetime guar-
antee and customers can choose free
financing with three ways to pay: 120
days, 12 months or 36 months.
All major credit cards are accepted
at Flooring America. Visit Monday
through Friday 9-6, Saturday 10-6 and
Sunday 12-5.

Fooring America
South Beach Regional Plaza
(Next to Bed, Bath & Beyond)
4056 South Third Street
Jacksonville Beach,
Florida 32250

It looks and feels like a clothing
boutique one would find and fre-
quent as a favorite shopping stop,
which is what you will do when you
discover OnYou. But the even-better
news is that this is a quality consign-
ment shop where you will find
unique, quality items with prices
that you'll celebrate.
For the holidays, OnYou Fashion
Consignment at 14333-40 Beach
Blvd. has a great selection of evening
wear, sizes 2 to 22, for all of your hol-
iday celebrations and occasions. You
can enhance your wardrobe for the
office, cocktails, black tie and, even
for brunch. Don't stop there.
Browse and select from costume and
antique jewelry to accessorize and
top it off with a lovely hand made
crocheted scarf.
Many of those who come to
OnYou for the first time can't believe
this is a selection of used clothing.
Owners Jeanelle and Donna Odum

have the highest standards for their
inventory, and everything is present-
ed in a clean, neat and comfortable
atmosphere. This daughter-in-law
and mother-in-law are fashion con-
sultants with informed advice to
offer. They are there to help and you
will feel welcomed to this boutique.
Bring the kids, too, as they even pro-
vide a kid's corner with toys and
You can find ladies' apparel, jewel-
ry, shoes, handbags, and accessories
with new selections available with
each visit. There is everything the
Beach girl needs to dress well for less!
Make OnYou your special shopping
place, open Tuesday-Saturday from
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 11
a.m. to 4 p.m.

14333-40 Beach Blvd.
at Beach & San Pablo

Sweet tips for candy success

- EGGNOG, from page 13

Eggnog Fudge
Makes 3 dozen pieces
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
3/4 cup eggnog
2 cups sugar
10 ounces white chocolate, coarsely
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
1 cup chopped pecans,
1 teaspoon rum or rum extract

1. In heavy saucepan, combine but-
ter, eggnog and sugar. Bring to a full
rolling boil over medium-high heat,

Some sweet tips to help
ensure candy success

No substitutions -
real butter, not mar-
garine or spreads, gives
candy the best flavor and
Don't double up -
make only a single batch
of candy at a time. Extra
ingredients may prevent
the mixture from cook-
ing properly.
Temps on target the
bulb of the candy ther-
mometer should be com-
pletely covered by liquid,
but don't rest the ther-
mometer on the bottom
of the pan.

stirring constantly.
2. Reduce heat to medium, and con-
tinue to boil, stirring frequently, 8 to
10 minutes, or until mixture reaches
234oF (soft ball stage).
3. Remove from heat; add chocolate
and nutmeg; stir until smooth. Add
marshmallow creme, pecans and rum;
mix well.
4. Pour mixture into 9-inch square
pan lined with buttered foil. Cool com-
pletely; cut into 1 1/2-inch squares.
Store in airtight container in refrigera-

Pistachio Toffee
Makes 3 dozen pieces
1 1/4 cups shelled
1 cup (2 sticks)
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon corn
6 ounces white

1. Heat oven to
3500F. Place pistachios
in single layer in pan;
page 15 V-

Be patient cand',
takes a long tune to cook
- don't rush it by turning
up the heat.
Measure up measure
all ingredients before
beginning a recipe.
Keep it fresh store
finished confections in
an airtight container in a
dry location. Use wax
paper to separate layers
of candy.
For more holiday
recipes and tips for cook-
ing and baking with but-
ter visit butterisbest.com.

If it looks good, it's OnYou!

Holiday party and not a

thing to wear?

Come to OnYou Fashion
Consignments for a fabulous
selection of party dresses and
evening attire. We'll outfit you
head to toe for the entire season,
taking you from office party to
special soiree with little effort and
less money!

Plus, shop OnYou for the most unique holiday
gifts: jewelry, scarves, handbags and more! Gift
certificates available.

fashion consignments

14333-40 beach blvd. @ san pablo rd.
223-SHOP I shoponyou.com

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Harbour Place Heals Holiday Hassles -

Making X
Harbour Place Shopping Center is
close to home, easy to get to, and has
plenty of parking. You can shop for
holiday gifts and groceries, enjoy a
meal, have your hair and nails done
or even take some martial arts lessons.
With its extensive selection of gro-
ceries, as well as decorations and gift
ideas, Publix has everything you need
for both your regular weekly meals
and your holiday special events.
Whether just picking up milk and
cereal or preparing for the big holiday
meal, you'll find it all at Publix.
Be sure to stop by Trudy's Hallmark
and pick up some holiday cards for all
your friends and family. Trudy's has
cards that tug at your heart, cards that
make you laugh out loud, and cards
that sing, as well as seasonal orna-
ments, stationery materials, party
items and other wonderful gift ideas.
At CVS/Pharmacy, you can get your
prescriptions filled while you shop, or
drop off that film to be developed,
and you'll probably be able to pick up
your finished pictures before you
leave Harbour Place.

'our Shopping Easy

Another great gift place in Harbour
Place is H & H Jewelers. They have a
large selection of fine jewelry and are
the exclusive dealer for ALPINA and
When you finish your gift shop-
ping, all you have to do is head over
to PostNet to have the gifts shipped,
and you'll be through with your list.
PostNet also offers full service copying
and printing.
Now that you have everyone else
taken care of, it's time for you.
You could stop by SportClips, the
sport-themed barbershop, and watch
the game while you get your hair cut,
or if a saloi is more your style, take
advantage o: the full salon services for
hair, nails and skincare offered by
Compliments By Sherry.
Harbour Place also has several shops
dedicated to your family's healthcare,
including the General Nutrition
Center, where the friendly staff can
advise you about the best products to
keep your family healthy. Stop by
Atlantic Coast Dental Care and sched-
ule an appointment so their experi-

enced dentists can be sure your teeth
look their best for those holiday pic-
tures. Dr. Randolph Hayes, orthodon-
tist, and Dr. Frank Houser, The EYE
Doctor, are also located in Harbour
Place. These professionals are dedi-
cated to bringing good health to the
community. If it's your pet needing
attention, the Animal Medical Center
is glad to take care of all your family
Also at Harbour Place is the
Huntington Learning Center, where
your child can get extra help with
school work. This little boost can go
a long way, and when progress reports
come in, you'll be able to see the dif-
At Jacksonville Karate Academy,
you can sign your child up for karate
lessons, which teach discipline and
self-defense. You can enroll, too,
because all ages are accepted, and it's
a great way to de-stress.
Anne Stanford, who has a State
Farm Insurance agency at Harbour
Place, is always ready to assist you and
would be glad to discuss with you

your family's home, auto, and other
insurance needs.
After all this shopping, you're
bound to be hungry, and at Harbour
Place Shopping Center there are sev-
eral restaurants to satisfy whatever
food you're craving. Your choices
include fresh sandwiches from
Subway, tasty Italian food from
Maria's Place, food, fun and drinks at
Jerry's Sports Grille, or Chinese spe-
cialties at China 1.
Before you leave Harbour Place
Shopping Center, drop those clothes
off at Dolphin Cleaners to be sure
your good clothes will be looking
great when you're ready to wear
them. Also stop by Blockbuster and
pick up a movie or two so you can go
home, kick up your feet, and relax
with a good movie. A Blockbuster gift
card is another great gift idea for any-
Harbour Place Shopping Center
Comer of Hodges and Atlantic
Boulevards just west of the ICW.

crunchy and
nutty, Pistachio
Toffee featuring
a delicious and
festive white
chocolate layer.

Crunchy toffee easy to make

- TOFFEE, from page 14

toast 3 minutes. Remove from oven,
cool and coarsely chop; set aside.
2. In heavy saucepan, combine but-
ter, sugars, water and corn syrup. Bring
to a boil over medium-high heat, stir-
ring constantly with wooden spoon.
Reduce heat to medium, and continue
to boil until mixture reaches 300-oF
(hard crack stage), stirring frequently.
3. Stir in 3/4 cup pistachios; mix
well and pour into jellyroll pan lined
with buttered foil. Spread mixture into
large rectangle. Cool completely.

4. In microwave-safe container,
microwave chocolate 30 seconds; stir.
Continue microwaving in 10-second
intervals, stirring after each, until
chocolate is melted and smooth, but
not hot. Using spatula, spread over
toffee, covering it completely. Sprinkle
with remaining 1/2 cup pistachios and
gently pat into chocolate.
5. Place pan in refrigerator for 5
minutes, or until chocolate has set.
Break into pieces and store in airtight

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