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n November 23, 2007


P ON TE
Vol. 45, No. 45 Serving the communities


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PV FAMILY

ADJUSTING


Merchants dreaming of green Christmas


by GRAY ROHRER
STAFF WRITER
Despite a soft economy, Beaches merchants are
anticipating a busy holiday season.
In Ponte Vedra Beach, retailers are hoping to,
pack in customers today, as "Black Friday" kicks off
the holiday shopping season.
"It's going to be busy," said Craig Monroe, man-
ager of Wickets of Sawgrass, a clothing store locat-
ed in Sawgrass Village.
"It's an important day for us."
"We're optimistic," said Rona Brinley, owner of
The Bookmark in Atlantic Beach. "We haven't
been disappointed yet in 12 years."
Brinley said that with rising gas prices, she thinks
people will be more inclined to shop locally.
She also emphasized that people are starting to
have a "growing sense of the importance of com-
munity" which is bringing in more business.
"We get lots of families who bring their company
in," Brinley said.
Gracie Beckmann, an employee at Shore Things
which has been in Atlantic Beach for four years,
also said that customer loyalty plays a significant
role in holiday sales.
"We have repeat customers. We count on them
during the holidays," she said.
But, some other merchants said that expanding
their merchandise has improved holiday sales.
"The economy's been a little slow, but we're
holding our own and we're doing as well as we've
done in previous years," said Linda Gennerich,
owner of Center Stage, a furniture and clothing
boutique. "We've expanded our lines because the
housing industry has been a little slow," she said in
reference to adding apparel to their store in addi-
tion to home furnishings.

See SHOPPING, A-3 -


photo by KATHY HARTMAN
Patricia Dekalaita, manager of Kuhn Flowers on State Road A1A, Ponte Vedra Beach, adjusts a Christmas
display at the store Wednesday. Floral designers Debra Kean and Frances Morrow said they arranged flow-
ers nonstop on Monday and Tuesday.


PVCA seeks solution to boulevard worker parking


Clovis is featured in one of
our two Pet Tales this week.
Also, great tips for choosing
your perfect pet. See B-7


PRETTY UP

YOUR PANTRY


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An organized pantry isn't out
of reach. Simple steps can.
help create order out of culi-
nary chaos. See B-8


LIBRARY

MUSICIANS


FROM STAFF
The larger sizes of new
homes being built along Ponte
Vedra Boulevard are forcing
construction workers to park
illegally on the sidewalk,
according to Ponte Vedra
Community Association
(PVCA) directors.
During a meeting on,
Monday, P\'CA directors unan-
imouisly approved a motion to
contact county officials about


the issue.
Directors say builders are
tearing down 3,000- to 4,000 -
square-foot homes along the
boulevard and constructing
10,000-square-foot homes in
the same lot area.
The resulting lack of space
means construction workers
must park on the sidewalk,
they said. Sometimes the
parked vehicles hang partly in
the street, stalling traffic on the


road.
"They have so many cars.
You have to stop two or three
times along Ponte Vedra
Boulevard because cars are out
in the street," Jack Palmer, pres-
ident of the PVCA, said Tuesday
during a telephone interview.
He added that the cars pose a
safety risk to everyone who uses
the road. .
"It has caused a traffic hazard
not only to people and cars, but


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also to joggers and cyclists,"
Palmer said.
Another suggestion was to
have workers park away from
the construction site and get a
shuttle to and from the site.
In another possible solution,
PVCA directors would ask
county commissioners to make
parking accommodations for
construction crews a reqtire-
ment for those applying for a
building permit.


"When you do it up front as
part of the permitting process,
you eliminate part of the prob-
lem," Doug Crane, a PVCA
member and Ponte Vedra
Municipal Service District
trustee, said during the meet-
ing.
The PVCA plans to contact
Commissioner Tom Manuel
and other county officials to
develop a solution.


Historical Beaches

photos available

for online viewing
FROM STAFF
Historical photographs of the Beaches area will be
available for. viewifig online because of a donation
from a Ponte Vedra Beach vacationer who lives in
Atlanta.
The donation, received in summer 2006 from
Margaret T. Tarver, was made to the Beaches Area
Historical Society and allowed BAHS to organize its col-
lection of about 20,000 photographs.
The donation also allowed for many of the photo-
graphs, which are housed at the Beaches Museum and
History Center in Jacksonville Beach, to be digitally
enhanced, making them available for online viewing.
Mrs. Tarver made the donation for arranging,
describing and re-housing the historical society's pho-
tographic and negative collections, which chronicle
the history of Palm Valley, Ponte Vedra Beach and the
Duval County Beaches from the 1880s to the present.
"These photographs provide a visual documentation
of most of the notable people, places, and events of all
the Beaches communities throughout its modern his-
tory," said Holly Beasley, executive director of the
BAHS.
See HISTORY, A-3 )-


Handling grief

Anticipation of holidays can trigger more symptoms


Members of the Jacksonville
Symphony.will give a free
concert Tuesday in Ponte
Vedra Beach. See B-1.


by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
STAFF WRITER
Although it's the season for holiday
cheer, for some coping with the loss
of a loved one through the holidays
can put a strain on the festivities.
Bereavement Specialist Linda
Riesterer of Northeast Florida
Community Hospice, said at a meet-
ing at Christ Episcopal Church last
week that the holidays can trigger
even more symptoms of grief than
usual and offered guidelines to help
those who are grieving transition
through this time of year.
"It's a difficult time," she said.
"The trick is that you're trying to


make things less stressful."
Riesterer said that the two to three
weeks leading up to the holidays can
often be the most difficult due to hol-
iday preparations and stress.
For example, holiday preparations,
anxiety over large gatherings, loneli-
ness or sadness over someone who is
no longer there and buying gifts can
all trigger added grief during the hol-
idays, according to Riesterer.
Holiday songs especially can pro-
voke sad memories, she said. If you
hear a song that causes tears while
driving, for instance, Reisterer sug-
gests pulling over until the emotions
subside in order to be safe.


Changing traditions is one coping
mechanism, she said.
For example, if you usually deco-
rate the whole house, try only deco-
rating half, she said. Or, instead of
hanging an empty stocking, have
each friend or family member write
down a favorite memory and put it in
the stocking, then share them aloud.
"What works for one person may
not work for another," Reisterer said.
"[It's] whatever works for you, what-,
ever brings you comfort."
Planning activities to honor and
remember loved ones is another way
of coping.
Some suggestions include serving


your loved one's favorite holiday
dish, toasting them at the start of a
family meal, lighting a candle or.
planting a tree.
"It's finding comfort. Your loved
ones wouldn't want you to be miser-
able," she said.
SReisterer also emphasized the
importance of keeping your expecta-
tions low, reducing holiday stress as
much as possible, being patient with
yourself and others and allowing oth-
ers to help and support you.
"You have a right to say time out,"
she said.
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A Ponte Vedra family learns
much about type 1 diabetes
since their son was diag-
nosed. See story, A-2.


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PV family learning to live with child's type 1 diabetes


FROM CONTRIBUTOR
The Luce family of Ponte
Vedra Beach was getting ready
for a vacation at Hilton Head
when the parents noticed their
younger child, Jonathan David
Luce, was urinating through
his diapers and begging for
water.
"I knew something wasn't
right," said his mother, Susan
Luce.
So she and her husband,
Alec Luce, made an appoint-
ment with the boy's pediatri-
cian for later that week, but
later the same day, Jonathan
began crying of stomach pains.
The doctor told them to
come to his office right away.
"We weren't expecting any-
thing serious was really wrong,
just maybe a bladder infec-
tion," she said.
After a urine test, the parents
got news that "changed our
lives forever," Susan Luce said.
With a blood sugar level of
more than 1,100 (the normal
range is 79 to 120), Jonathan
was diagnosed with type 1 dia-
betes, a lifelong condition, she
said.
"Type 1 diabetes occurs


when the body's own immune
system destroys the insulin-
producing cells of the pan-
creas," according to
webmd.com.
The result is a lack of insulin,
a hormone that helps the body
store and use the sugar and fat
from the food a person eats,
according to the web site.
The parents went through
two days of diabetes education
with the diabetes team at
Nemours Children's Clinic in
Jacksonville, where Jonathan
was taken from the pediatri-
cian's office.
"We didn't know at the time
that they would be our life-
savers and that we would con-
tact them all the time in the
future," the mother said.
The parents learned about
counting carbohydrates and
calculating Jonathan's insulin
intake, given by his mother
with a hypodermic needle.
"Interestingly, it didn't mat-
ter if he had an apple or a piece
of candy, each had similar car-
bohydrates," Susan Luce said.
"Jonathan was so young
when he was diagnosed that
he'll never know a life without


needles and boo-boos," she
said.
"However, being young,
without proper control, his
body may have more compli-
cations 'faster than an older
diagnosed child," she said.
The parents got much infor-
mation from the Juvenile
Diabetes Research Foundation,
and Susan Luce was volunteer
co-chair at the annual Miracles
in the Moonlight gala this
year.
Also, she is volunteer chair
for the 2008 Walk to Cure
Diabetes, scheduled March 29.
In the past year, Jonathan
has learned how to deal with
his insulin shots, although he
still doesn't like them, his
mother said.
Now 3 years old, he attends
Accotink Academy in Ponte,
Vedra Beach two days a week,
and there his preschool teach-
ers keep a close check on his
sugar, the mother said.
November is National
Diabetes Awareness Month. To
read about type 1 diabetes,
visit (www.jdrf.org).


photo SUBMITTED
Packing holiday boxes for deployed troops are Leo Farrell, a retired Marine Corps major, Linda
Spence, Ken May and Rose Hutchinson. They are taking part in Florida's First Coast Civitan
Club's annual collection of items for holiday boxes and names of local persons in the military on
deployment. The boxes, which contain items of comfort, will be packed for shipment Dec. 1.
Donations can be made at Proctor Ace Hardware in Neptune and Ponte Vedra Beach, where a
buggy will be available near one of the entrances of each store as collection stations. Items
requested most often are non-aerosol insect spray, beef jerky, individual size hand sanitizers, fly
paper, trinkets/hard candy to hand out to kids, lip balm, dried fruit, and calling cards so they can
call home. If you know someone who would like to receive a package from home, send a note to
the club's Community Service Coordinator at P.O. Box 50191, Jacksonville Beach, 32250. List
any special needs and likes.


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photo SUBMITTED
Jonathan Luce, 3, enjoys quiet time with family pet in Ponte
Vedra Beach. Jonathan was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes
when he was still in diapers.


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Search varieties allow easy access to historical photos of Beaches


0- HISTORY, from A-1
"Until now, a researcher had
to visit the museum in order to
be able to view the photo-
graphic collection. But, thanks
to the generosity of Mrs.
Tarver, over 1,300 of the soci-
ety's photographs are now
scanned, and uploaded; avail-
able to view.
Viewers can access the' pho-
tographs through the BAHS
web site (www.bm-hc.com).
"For almost a century, pho-
tographs have recorded and
preserved an exciting window
to our past. I am glad that the
Beaches Area Historical Society
is moving to make this photo-
graphic record available," Mrs.
Tarver said.
During the past year and a


half, staff and volunteers at the
Beaches Museum & History
Center have catalogued and
scanned hundreds of photo-
graphs from the society's col-
lection.
After records were reviewed
for accuracy, the photographs
were uploaded to a server that
is linked to the museum's web
site.
To view the photographs,
visit the society's site, click on
"links" on the horizontal
menu, then click on "Beaches
Museum & History Center
Historic Photographs."
The collection can be
searched in various ways, such
as geographic area, date or a
name. Prints of photographs


can be ordered by contacting
the museum through e-mail at
archivist@bm-hc.com or by
telephone at 241-5657, ext.
106.
The online collection will be
updated at regular intervals as
other photographs are cata-
logued and scanned, Beasley
said.
Those who would like to
view all the photographic col-
lection, maps, municipal
records, scrap books, newspa-
pers, vertical files (biographical
and subject) may visit the
Reading Room at the museum,
413 Beach Blvd. The Reading
Room is open free of charge
Tuesday through Thursday, 10
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


photo courtesy BEACHES AREA HISTORICAL
SOCIETY
Members of a Junior Women's
Club committee meet at the
Surf Club in Ponte Vedra
Beach in this 1949 photo.
From left they are Madeline
Wilkeerson Borum; Olive
Hulett; Edna Mouro; Vi Cobb;
Harriet Patten; Jean
McCormick and Harriet Shore.


Early Thanksgiving leaves more time for gift-buying

O SHOPPING, from A-1


Other businesses count on
the holiday rush that tradi-
tionally begins today.
Hassam Derazi, owner of
Leaping Toys, a specialty toy
store in Ponte Vedra Beach,
said his store.takes in about 30
percent of its yearly revenue
during the time between
Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Rick Graham, owner of
Kuhn Flowers, which has loca-
tions in both Ponte Vedra
Beach and Jacksonville, said


they also rely heavily on the
holiday season for a signifi-
cant portion of their yearly
revenue.
"Christmas is really big for
us. We go that extra effort,"
he said, adding that the store
on Beach Boulevard decorates
its windows with displays of a
life-sized Santa, Mrs. Claus
and Rudolph.
"It's like Disney World," he
said.
With Thanksgiving arriving
earlier this year, business own-


ers are counting on customers
squeezing in extra shopping
time.
"We're hoping this Friday it
will increase," said Marcus
Stacks, manager of Jagmania
in Jacksonville Beach. "The
economy's affecting it [busi-
ness], big time," he said,
adding that they are anticipat-
ing a significant pickup in
sales this weekend.
Other merchants said that
while Black Friday is a major
shopping weekend, the weath-


er also affects customers'
habits of 'shopping for
Christmas.
."If the weather stays cold, I
think we'll have a terrific sea-
son," said Tracy Raymond,
manager of the Atlantic Beach
home decor and boutique
Patina Home. "That's when
people really get in the
Christmas spirit," she said.
A manager at Sunrise Surf
Shop also said they get more
business when the weather
gets cooler.
Still other businesses rely on
one-of-a-kind gifts that can-
not be purchased anywhere
else to attract customers dur-
ing the holidays.
For example, the Beauty Bar
in Neptune Beach is carrying a
body butter lotion that was
specifically designed for
Oprah, which announced this
week the product was on her
"favorites" list.
While beauty products are
big sellers for many women, a
manager at Radio Shack said
that the predicted "big-seller"
this year is going to be GPS
systems.
Clay Wright, manager of
Play it Again Sports in Ponte
Vedra Beach, said that wave
skateboards oval shaped
boards with, two rotating
wheels and elliptical work-
out machines are the hottest
sellers in his shop:
Clerks at Jagmania said they
were "banking on


[Jacksoriville Jaguar] Maurice
Jones-Drew jerseys" as their
top seller.
Other specialty stores said
jewelry, handbags, ornaments,
sweaters and figurines are the
top holiday gift items.
Staff writer Alexandra
Kummernes contributed to
this story


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photo by KATHY HARTMAN
Debra Kean works on a floral design Wednesday at Kuhn Flowers in Ponte Vedra Beach.


Hope for


holidays

O COPING, from A-1
While one family member
may want to change a tradi-
tion, keep in mind another
may not. Reisterer said that it
is important to communicate
with one another, but also be
willing to compromise.
Also, if you have children,
let them talk and listen to
what they have to say.
"Kids grieve differently than
we do as adults," she said,
explaining that even when.
sad, children are still able to
play and have fun.
You may also wart to do
things for them that you
would not do for yourself.
But, Reisterer said that
while grieving, it is important
to remember that "the care
you give others is the care you
give yourself."


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November 23, 2007


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The Leader's Opinion


Enjoy shopping


season locally


According to reports in this issue, merchants at the
Beaches are looking forward to a busy and prosperous hol-
iday season.
That is good news locally as the economy has been a lit-
tle soft nationwide.
Today marks the start of the holiday shopping season
and this year, thanks to an early Thanksgiving due to the
calendar, the shopping season is the longest possible.
Shoppers have more than four full weeks to find the per-
fect presents.
The local economy will be further strengthened if many
of those perfect presents are purchased close to home, ben-
efitting local merchants and their employees. Studies have
shown that there is a multiplier effect for money spent
locally.
Those dollars are available to be spent again in the com-
munity, as store employees use the wages they earn to
shop, dine and live in the community.
In addition, the time and gas not spent by shopping far
from home means more savings that can be spent on fam-
ily and friends.


So enjoy the holiday shop
ble, support the businesses
neighbors.



Letters to

Hot dogs a memor
To the editor:
My father, the American sci-
entist, decided to experiment
with our Thanksgiving one year
and he did something a little
radical back when I was ten
years old. He wanted to eat
Thanksgiving dinner in a restau-
rant and he picked me up at my
mother's house that day at
noon. I hopped into his mini
van and we drove to the restau-
rant. We walked up to the front
door and pulled the handle but
it wouldn't budge. I put my
face to the door leaving little girl
fingerprints on the glass. Inside,
the lights were dimmed and the
tables were empty. The restau-
rant where we were supposed to
eat had closed.
The coming scene would later
become one of my most endear-
Sing Thanksgiling memories but
at the time our stoinachs grum-
hled impatiently for food. This'
was just the beginning of our
father-daughter tradition.
The "doc" was always opti-
mistic.
"Let's try some place else,' I
could hear him say and we got
back in the van and drove on.
Restaurant after restaurant,
the scene was almost comical.
All the doors were either locked
or the restaurants were full.' My
absent-minded father and his
beach baby girl hadn't a clue
restaurants would be closed or
full on a day like this but bliss-
fully unaware, we carried on.
We tried pizza places, Chinese
joints, greasy spoons, mom and
pops, and even Greek diners,
and,each time we were met with
the same fate.
Convenience store snacks
looked more and more palatable
as the afternoon wore on but he
kept driving and we didn't
budge. We spent those few
hours in the van singing coun-
try songs. We talked. We
laughed. We drove. We enjoyed
each other. 'Restaurant number
16, Daddy,' I said. 'Your moth-


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Wrong for others to fund my wants


pping season and, when possi- have a confession to make.
and merchants who are your I'm addicted to long, hot
I showers.
It's hard for me not to be
addicted. I own a condomini-
the editor: um. It's one of 40 units in our
th e tOrf: condo association.
IAs it goes, each condo owner
contributes toward a common
able holiday feast fee that is used to maifitain the
grounds and buildings. The
er can't top that, now can she?' common fee also covers gas and
he joked back and we drove to water. The association absorbs
some 21 restaurants without the cost of my addiction.
ever even taking a single bite of The reason I'm addicted to
food. long, hot showers traces back to
We hopped into his minivan my childhood. My father had to
once more headed for what pay the water bill.
would be place 22 when we saw Unfortunately for him, his five
hope glowing on the horizon. A daughters came of age during
movie theater sign burned neon the Farrah Fawcett era.
red. Their hair was long and full. It
He didn't even have to ask me required special shampoos and
what I thought. Life didn't get conditioners. They spent hours
any better than sharing a movie in the shower waiting for the
with my hero. He bought two conditioner to penetrate. Our
tickets and let me pick what I water bills were astronomical.
wanted at the concession stand. My mother, desperate to cut
Our menu that day was salty down water usage, learned how
and sweet. Instead of turkey, to work the master water valves
mashed potatoes and gravy, we in the basement. If we went
ate hot dogs, buttered popcorn over our allotted time, she'd
and nachos slathered in toxic shut off the water.
orange cheese. For desert, we At least once a day, one of my
ate Reese's Pieces and drapk sisters went over-her-time.-She'd .-
Cokes. We watched one mo~e s t~l iftihe shoiem r shrieking, .-
and then traveled to another v'MdMf,I, 1vebhthiitd6ih'el'my
screen. Four hours' later our hair! Mom!"
Thanksgiving dinner was done. Every once in a while, I'd
Getting back into the van this attempt to sneak a long, hot
time wasn't a bother. Our minds shower but mother always shut.
were full on fiction. Our stom- off the water. It was always a
achs were stuffed with food. helpless, unpleasant experience,
He and I drove back to my but our water bill sure did go
mom's house planning our down.
incredible story. "I went to 21 I don't have to worry about
restaurants in one Thanksgiving, the water bill now.
Mommy," I later shared. I was Because my codndo associa-
too young to articulate how I felt tion gets one water bill for all 40
back then, but now I think it units, I pay for only 1/40th of
was the first time I felt wild and all water that is used. If I stood
free. I am so thankful for that
Thanksgiving Day.
For many of the last 20 M ore le
Thanksgivings, my father and I
have given our thanks from an .
American movie theater eating
our popcorn and Cokes, but this Thank you covering
year I will be celebrating our tra-
dition from afar. Thanksgiving is To the editor:
a non-entity in England ard I I wanted to take the time
will be thousands of miles from today to say THANK..YOU to
home but I will be giving my you and the staff of The
thanks this year from London in Beaches Leader for everything
a movie theater there. that you have done for me


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TUI PURCEULL
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in the shower all day seven days
a week, I'd have the luxury of
splitting my wastefulness with
39 other suckers.
I got to thinking about this
concept as I stood in a steam-
ing-hot shower this morning. I
got to thinking how my selfish-
ness -- my willingness to let oth-
ers fund my wants and addic-
tions -- mirrors what is going on
in America.
Here in the midst of a presi-
dential campaign, our
Democrat field is making giant
promises: "Free, .health,,cae for
all; a "free" $5,000 investrhent
fund for every newborn in
America; special government
dough to help people who took
on mortgages they can't afford.
Excessive government spend-
ing is hardly the domain of
Democrats. Republicans showed
a tremendous capacity to waste
dough before their spendthrift
ways helped get them booted
from office.
Our politicians don't like the
word "spend" -- they call it
"investment" -- but the dough
they spend has to come from


somewhere. It comes from you
and me it is taken from those
who work and earn and is trans-
ferred to those who want stuff.
I prefer to call it what it really
is: bribery. Our politicians use
our own money to promise
things to other people who sell
their votes to whichever politi-
cian promises them the most.
In 1835, French political
thinker Alexis de Tocqueville
warned of the concept in
"Democracy in America."
"The American Republic will
endure until the day Congress
discovers that it can bribe the
public with the public's money,"
he wrote.
Oh-oh.
Our politicians long ago
began using the public till to
bribe voters into voting for
them. Long ago they engaged in
the concept of promising long,
hot showers to every American,
content that other Americans
would cover the expense -- con-
tent that everybody who pays
the taxes would get soaked.
And now, to fund hundreds
of new bribes, taxes will have to
go up. To fund the dozens of
unsustainable programs we
,;already,have, taxes &,wi.U-awjto
.Igqiuupmore. i.SFomogiigoEw-th
will suffer and, -ultimitely,
everyone will suffer.
But nobody seems to care
about that. Too many
Americans are more interested
in the bribes that politicians are
promising than the fiscal train
wreck that is heading our way.
The whole concept makes me
so worried and depressed, I feel
the need to take longer, hotter
showers. Thank goodness 39
other suckers will be paying for
them.


S to the editor:


g the Boys & Girls Club


Northeast Florida this year.
Your support of our organiza-
tion is priceless. I am very
appreciative to The Beaches
Leader for showing the hard
work of our Beaches Boys &
Girls Club staff and members


through the various pub-
lished articles and pictures.

Andrea Siracusa
Jacksonville


Too many workplaces demean mature job applicants


To the editor:
The November 7 article writ-
ten by Joann Williams entitled
"job hunting 101 for seasoned
citizens" was for me not only
timely but due to some current
circumstances a motivation to
share similar experiences that I
have been encountering.
For the past 35 years up until
a year and a half ago I have been
consistently employed in the
workforce and completed my
college degrees. The last 20
years have been primarily in the
human resources management
field. I too am seasoned and
when reading Joann'e job hunt-'
ing experience could only feel
an absolute kinship in her frus-
tration and feel the pain.
Due to unexpected circum-
stances it is necessary for me to
rejoin the workforce. I also
applied for a position as HR
Manager at a retirement home
(probably the same one that
Joann did). I received an answer
typical of most replies saying
they would review my back-
ground and if I have the neces-
sary qualifications would hear
from them.
Yes, I am bewildered.
I am not expecting to join the
group of women who are now
re-inventing their careers and
expecting a substantial income.
I am applying for sales, cus-
tomer service, hospital patient
support, gift shops, etc. I am not
expecting to move up a corpo-


rate ladder.
The same day that the paper
came out with Joann Williams
column, I went on a second pre-
set interview to a local depart-
ment store and was told that
the HR person was too busy and
"was sorry she couldn't see me".
This was to be a second inter-
view and the job offer.
The associate said "we. just
need to know one thing --
what's your date of birth". HR
101 you never ask an applicant
personal questions that can be
construed as discriminatory.
After all of my years in the
workforce it was demeaning to
.be treated as if I wasn't even val-
ued enough as an applicant to
take the time to speak with me
when making the job offer. The
second slap was asking me an
illegal question concerning my
age. When I received a call sev-
eral days later asking me to
report next Wednesday, I said
"no thank you". That incident
was a snapshot of what type of a
work environment was ahead
for me.
The afternoon of the depart-
ment store fiasco left me feeling
down and suddenly my cell
phone rang. Monday of that
week I wrote a letter to a major
figure in merchandising, regard-
ing her products and the pres-
entation of them.
The phone call was from a HR
Associate in the company's
Manhattan offices. All of the


jobs are in Manhattan and if I
was interested they would like
to speak with me. I perked up
right away and let her know
how much I appreciated the
attention but couldn't return to
Manhattan. The timing could-
n't have been more perfect for
that call. It helped restore faith
that there are employers out
there that continue to be the
best in their business.
Have employers become so
obsessed with age, choosing to
ignore the deserved respect that
goes with becoming seasoned?
It is a new week and I am con-
tinuing to try to hold on to an
optimistic attitude despite the
past experiences during the last
month. However, it becomes
difficult when you face rejection
and discrimination for being
over 60-at far too many employ-
ment applicant experiences.
To all of the comrades dealing
with this passage in life I believe
we have to keep on doing as we
always have and persist in
applying, making change when
we can -- don't give up it's not
over yet. At the very least we
must always let them know
we've-been here and let's .keep a
sense of humor. Again, thank
you Joann Williams for speak-
ing about a critical issue that is
ignored not just here but every-
where in America.

Carol Crismond
Atlantic Beach


Be safe


this season

A s we approach the end-
ing of another year, peo-
SA ple are often busy, excit-
ed and sometimes a little bit
careless. r would like to share
with you some tips to help
make this a happy and safe
holiday period.
At home, be extra cautious
about locking doors and win-
dows when you leave your
house or apartment, even if it's
for a few minutes. Don't dis-
play holiday gifts where they
can be seen from a window or
doorway and store any gifts
before you go away on a holi-
day trip. If your plans have
you going out for the evening,
turn on lights and a radio or
television so that the house or
apartment appears to be occu-
pied. If you travel away from
home, have some interior
lights activated by an automat-
ic timer. Have a neighbor, or
family member watch your
home and pick up the mail
and newspaper if you don't
have the deliveries stopped.
Also arrange to have a family
member or neighbor park their
vehicle in your driveway from
time to time.' Be cautious of
Strangers soliciting for charita-
ble donations. They may
attempt to take advantage of
people's generosity during the
holidays. Don't be afraid to
ask for identification, how
donated funds are used, or if
311. coatributiosji n carv,,-;,tax
lb,-.edyctipble. rD ~ t giMtje-you
are not satisfied with' their
answers. Immediately after
the holidays, mark any new
gifts with an identification
number and record the new
serial numbers. If you have a
holiday tree, use only fire
resistant ornaments and make
sure any electric lights are in
good working order. Also,
avoid leaving boxes from
expensive gifts out on the curb
for trash pickup.
When shopping, try to shop
before dark if possible or plan a
shopping trip with a friend or
friends. Never park in an unlit
lot or area, no matter how con-
venient it is. Lock your pack-
ages and gifts in the trunk and
keep your vehicle's doors
locked and windows dosed.
Avoid carrying large amounts
of cash. Pay for purchases with
a check or with a credit or
debit card when possible. Be
extra careful with purses and
wallets. Carry a purse under
your arm and keep a wallet in
an inside jacket pocket. Teach
children to go to a store clerk
or security guard and ask for
help if you become separated.
They should never go into a
parking, lot alone.
If you :plan on having a
party during the holidays have
non-alcoholic beverages avail-
able for guests. Serve some-,
thing to eat before serving
alcoholic beverages. High pro-
teiri foods stay in the stomach
longer and slow absorption of
alcohol into the system. Have
alternative transportation for
intoxicated persons. Don't let
guests drink and drive.
Finally a few words about
pickpockets. Those are indi-
viduals who like to take advan-
tage of crowds in stores, on the
street and on public trans-
portation. Many work in
teams with one distracting the
victim while the other does
the actual pickpocketing.
Beware of anyone who jostles
you. It may be accidental but,
then again, it may not. For
women who carry a purse, one
that has a flap which folds over
the opening and fastens at the
bottom is preferable to one
that can be opened simply by
turning a clasp at the top.
Men who carry wallets or a
money clip should keep them
in inner or side pockets rather
than in a rear trouser pocket.
I hope these tips are benefi-
cial to you during this time of
year. From all of the men and
women of your St. Johns
County Sheriffs Office, our
wish is for you to have a save
and happy holiday season.


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PONTE VEDRA LEADER

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CHRISTMAS

TREE

Kevin Varnadoe (right), manager
of the Severt's tree lot in Ponte
Vedra Beach, marks a 12-foot
Fraser fir at $345 Wednesday.
He said prices range to the high
$300s from $20 for table-top
trees, such as those (below)
viewed by Monika McBeth from
St. Augustine with the help of
Adam Graham, who works for
Severt's. The lot, one of four the
company has in the Jacksonville
area, sells Fraser fir, Douglas fir,
blue spruce and Scotch pine
trees from North Carolina.


NB asks state help to make

A1A safer for pedestrians


by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
STAFF WRITER
Pedestrian safety at the
Beaches is a concern that- the
rNeptutf Beach City')6thrncil
"wantsitoeatexiffe further.""
The mayor sent a letter to the
Florida Department of
Transportation asking the DOT
to give a presentation on pedes-
trian safety at a workshop meet-
ig.
Neptune Beach resident Pat
Hazouri has sparked several
questions regarding pedestrian
safety, citing the dangers of
crossing the street at intersec-


tions along Third Street and
Atlantic Boulevard..
"I think she is echoing con-
cerns of a significant number of
,.our-residents. --It iss ,becoming
r i ogressively,),lore- 1and i. mre
"ifficttlt ~ and more 'arid 'inore
dangerous to cross Atlantic
Boulevard and Third Street,"
said Councilor John Weldon..
Hazouri has previously spo-
ken to the council regarding
pedestrian safety and has recent-
ly expressed concern about it if a
proposed Wal-Mart is built on
Atlantic Boulevard.
The Council agreed that
pedestrian safety is something


that needs to be considered at
the Beaches.
"We do need to be thinking
about pedestrian safety. It needs
-tobe a- priority of all new, devel-
Jt oopmenti t :the:'Beach'" Weldon
S'said.
Councilor Eric Pardee suggest-
ed that the city consider utiliz-
ing the Lemon Street extension -
to accommodate the proposed
Wal-Mart by putting in-a side-
walk by the storefronts instead
of having people walking near
Atlantic Boulevard.
"We have an opportunity
with Lemon Street right there,"
he said.


Appraiser talks taxes


by GRAY ROHRER
STAFF WRITER
The chairman of the St.
Johns Civic Association
Roundtable said Tuesday that
the current tax reform propos-
al drafted by state legislators is
better than the previous incar-
nation,
Walter Rohrer, chairman of
the. civic group, noted the
original tax reform ballot
item, which was thrown out
by a judge, would have phased
out a cap on property assess-
ment, increases.
The cap contained in the
Save Our Homes law approved
by Florida voters in 1992 -
has limited property tax
increases for many homeown-
ers.
The issue of tax reform was
discussed at Monday's meet-
ing of the Roundtable by
Sharon Outland, property
appraiser for St. Johns County.
Voters will be asked during
the presidential primary Jan.
29 whether to approve the sec-
ond phase of tax reform begun
by the Florida Legislature this
summer.
The first phase of reform,
mandated by the legislature,
required taxing authorities
such as the County
Commission and the Ponte
Vedra Municipal Service
District to keep property tax
revenues for 2008 at the 2007
level, unless OK'd by a super
majority of the taxing body.
The second phase proposed
by legislators is a constitution-
al amendment that requires
the approval of 60 percent of
voters to take effect.
Under the old amendment,
St. Johns County could have
come up an estimated $21
million short in property
taxes. The revised amend-
ment, however, is estimated to
give the county a $11.5 short-
fall.
The measure, if approved,
would do the following:
Allow an additional
$25,000 homestead exemp-
tion in addition to the exist-
ing $25,000. That added
exemption would not apply to
school taxes, and would take
effect Jan. 1, 2008.
Homeowners would be
able to transfer their Save Our
Homes benefits from their
existing homesteaded proper-
ty to a new one, provided they
,. thransr,thg benefit wythn,tvwo
years., Anyone .wjhQi s,o,ld? a
homesteaded property in 2007
would still be eligible to trans-
fer their benefit.
Non-homesteaded proper-
ties would.receive a 10 percent
yearly assessment cap that
would apply to all taxes except
for school district taxes. This
provision would not take
effect until Jan. 1, 2009.
Rohrer said the revised
amendment proposal is "a


massive improvement" over
the one that was thrown out
by a Leon County judge.
The first edition of the
amendment drafted by legisla-
tors called for a "jumbo
exemption" up to $150,000,
but it was pounced on by crit-
ics.
Local officials said it would
take taxing authority away
from them, and homeowners
said the amendment was
merely a scheme to phase out
the Save Our Homes provi-
sion.
After the judge ruled, legis-
lators went back to the draw-
ing board in October to draft
the current edition.


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to present "big box" stores
needs clarification, according
to the councilor who initially
sponsored the law.


Councilor John Weldon
said at a meeting Monday a
city ordinance that limits
stores to 60,000 square feet
needs to be more clear so that
if does not hinder the expan-


sion of shopping centers with
multi-stores.
City Manager Jim Jarboe
said that the revision will
clarify that standing stores or
single stores are limited to


60,000 square feet, but shop-
ping centers can 'be more
than 60,000 square .feet
because they encompass mul-
tiple stores.


AROUND THE BEACHES


Bird Island benefit
A luncheon and fashion show
to raise money for Bird Island
Park in Ponte Vedra Beach is
scheduled at noon Thursday,
Dec. 6, in Ponte Vedra Beach.
The event will be held at
Mackenzies Steakhouse and
Piano Bar and will feature
designs by Manyu's Boutique of
Wilmington, Vt.
The cost is $75. Make checks
payable to Bird Island Park and
mail by Dec. 1 to Mackenzies
Steakhouse, 100 Sawgrass
Village Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach,
32082.
Bird Island Park is an ecologi-
cal park planned behind the
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
Library.

Library history feted
A celebration the past, present
and future of the St. Johns
County Public Library System
will take place Dec. 4 in central
St. Johns County.
The event will be held at 9
a.m. at the St. Johns County
Convention Center in the
World Golf Village.
Local author Karen Harvey
will provide an overview of the
library system's past, including
highlights of its growth over the
past three decades.
Larry Dennis, dean of the
College of Information Sciences
at Florida State University, will
present a look at the future of
libraries.
Both speeches will be open to
the public free of charge.


A luncheon buffet will fol-
low at 11:45 a.m., at a cost of
$37 per person.
The luncheon includes a cele-
bration of service for outgoing
library director Mary Jane Little
and an introduction to her
replacement, Debra. Rhodes
Gibson.
Centerpiece class held
The St. Johns County
Agricultural Center will be the
site of a lesson on making a
fresh greenery centerpiece for
the home or for a gift.


The class will be held 1 p.m.
to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, and
the cost per person is $25,
Participants should bring
pruning shears and scissors and
a box to transport the finished
product.'
To enroll, prepayment must
be received by Nov. 30, with
checks made out to F.A.E.F. and
mailed to Dee Boone, St. Johns
County .Agricultural Center,
3125 Agricultural Center Dr., St.
Augustine, 32092. For more
information, call 209-0430.


AIDS awareness expo
The St. Johns County Health
Department is sponsoring the
"2007 World Aids Week Health
Expo" from noon to 4 p.m.
Wednesday at the downtown
plaza in St. Augustine.


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POLICE


BEAT


JACKSONVILLE BEACH
Burglary to a business was
reported Nov. 19 at a salon in
the 1400 block of 3rd Street S.
An employee told police that
she arrived at work at 7:30 a.m.
and discovered that the busi-
ness was burglarized. An
unknown suspect smashed a
window on the side of the busi-
ness to gain access to the prem-
ises. An ornamental rock
inscribed with the word
"thanks" was used to break the
window, police said. The sus-
pect stole $50 in cash from the
cash' register. Police found
drops of blood on the cash
drawer and the front door.
* *
Criminal mischief was report-
ed Nov. 19 in the 600 block of


4th Street N. A cinderblock was
thrown through the rear win-
dow of a vehicle and dented the
hood. Damage to the vehicle
was estimated at $500.

Petit theft was reported Nov.
19 at an assisted living facility
in the 1700 block of The Greens
Way. The victim told police he
was taken to the hospital and
left his wallet on the counter in
his room. When he returned
home he discovered that some-
one had removed three $20
bills from his wallet and
replaced then with a $5 bills
and two $1 bills.

Paul Glen Whitman, 35, of
Atlantic Beach was arrested
Nov. 19 and charged with a


warrant for giving worthless
checks in the 1200 block of
Seagate Avenue, according to a
police report.

Burglary to a residence was
reported Nov.. 19 in the 200
block of 15th Street S. The vic-
tim told police he came home
and observed the front door of
his residence was kicked in and
the frame was broken. An
unknown suspect rifled
through the victim's belongings
and unplugged audio equip-
ment but nothing was reported
missing.

Auto burglary was reported
Nov. 19 in the 900 block of
Marsh Landing Parkway. A shoe
box containing $1,200 in cash


was stolen from the back seat of
a vehicle which was parked in a
restaurant parking lot. The vic-
tim told police .he turned
around to look for the box as
soon as he realized it was miss-
ing. Police said the man, 19,
said he kept his money in his
car because he didn't trust
banks.
* *
PONTE VEDRA BEACH
No new reports.
* *
ATLANTIC BEACH
No new reports.
* * *
NEPTUNE BEACH
Burglary was reported on
Nov. 20 in the 1700 block of
Hopkins Creek Lane, according
to a police report.


AB police employee named

in child porn investigation


FROM STAFF
An Atlantic Beach Police
Department employee is
under investigation for pos-
session and distribution of
child pornography, according
to the police chief.
Pending the outcome of an
investigation, Chris Crews,
25, has been revoked of police
officer authority and has been
assigned administrative
duties that prevent him, from
contact with the public,
according to Atlantic Beach
Police Chief David
Thompson.
Thompson said that "there


is no indication that work
equipment was used."
"Child pornography is cer-
tainly'one of the most moral-
ly repugnant vice offenses,
and the Atlantic Beach Police
Department is embarrassed to
have an employee who has
been associated with this
behavior," Thompson said in
a press release.
Crews has been employed
with the Atlantic Beach Police
Department since 2001-and
has been a patrol officer since
2004, according ,to
Thompson.


Skate park meeting has users stoked by National Weather Service
Navy base certified storm ready


by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
Preliminary plans for a skate park in
Jacksonville Beach will be unveiled at a
public meeting Wednesday at City Hall.
Members of the project team will be
on hand from 6 to 8 p.m. to display
some possible features for the 10,000-
square-foot park slated for South. Beach
Park.
Grounds Maintenance Director 'Gary
Meadors said the park designers with
Pillar Action Sports Development will
also detail various strategies for site
development such as incorporating the
existing pine trees into the final design.
"There are two or three proposed
design options," Meadors said. "This will
help us determine the final design and
how we will proceed from there."
Cost to construct the park is estimated
at $350,000.
Brad Siedlecki, president of Action


Tuesday
6-8 p.m.
@.Jax Beach City Hall
11 3rd St. N.

Sports Development, held a public meet-
ing in October to solicit design idea from
the local skateboard community.
"I'm really putting. it on the locals,"
Siedlecki said. "I want you to feel owner-
ship in this park because I'm not going
to be the one skating it. You are."
A web site with access to a community
chat room was available for skaters to
post suggestions and communicate
directly with the design team.
SEdwin Consungi, owner of Square One
skate shop in Jacksonville Beach, said he
attended the original design meeting
and is excited to view the final product.
"We are definitely going to be there,"


he said. "I think they got a good idea of
what we are looking for."
Consungi said the project team catered
to the "old school" crowd as well as the
younger skaters and addressed the needs
and skill levels of both demographics.
"The old school skaters don't want it
to be like Atlantic Beach where it is all
transition," he said, noting that the park
will likely include a flow bowl for the
"older guys."
"With a cool bowl you can't beat it."
A bowl is a fully enclosed or 'partially
enclosed free-flowing form with specific
-transitions, much like a backyard pool.
Another proposed element is a skate
plaza installed for the younger sect with
pyramids, rails and banks.
"People are always coming in the store
and asking about the park," Consungi
said. "We are letting them know that it is
happening as we speak."


The National Weather
Service has designated Naval
Station Mayport as the nation's
first naval site to achieve
TsunamiReady@ status, accord-
ing to a base spokesman.
This achievement affords the
thousands of military and
civilian personnel at the sta-
, fion or on ships in the harbor -
- an added level of safety in the
event of a catastrophic
Tsunami.
The National Weather
Service and Naval Station
Mayport will hold a ceremony
for the achievement Monday,
Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. on Naval
Station Mayport
The third largest naval fleet
concentration area in the
Navy, Naval Station Mayport


has also earned the distinction
of being' recognized as
StormReady, one of only
seven military installations to
be designated as a
StormReady site.
The National Weather
Service TsunamiReady pro-
gram.is designed to help com-
*munities develop the prepared-
ness plans, educational pro-
grams and communications
necessary for successful tsuna-
mi disaster mitigation. It
allows local leaders and emer-
gency managers to develop
and fine tune their action plan
for training, weather monitor-
ing, warning reception and dis-
semination; and, educate citi-
zens about the proper response
to a tsunami warning.


OBITUARY JaxBeach to grant easements ECCLE. RVE
OBITUARY jax Beach to grant easementsz


Oma Frances

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Oma Frances Brown Rice, 85,
died on November 19, 2007.
She was born on January 16,
1922 in Murat,' Rockbridge
County Virginia, and has been
a resident of Atlantic Beach for
.32 years. She was employed at
St. Paul's Catholic Church
where she was a member. She
was a volunteer for the
American Red Cross, and a
member of the Officer's Wives
Club. She had earned an
Associates Degree in business
at Lynchburg Junior College.
She was preceded in death by
her brother, Thomas D. Brown
and is survived by her former
husband, Col. Ret. Marvin Earl
Rice; sons, David, Joel
(Maryann), John (Ruth),
Daniel, and Christopher;
daughters, Sharon Rice
Anderson, Judith MacDonald,
Pamela Edwards (Dale) and
Kelly Ignatoff; brother, James
William Allen Brown; grand-
children, Renee Lehmbeck,
Scott MacDonald (Michelle),
Jennifer Krechowski (Patrick),
Lauraly Pierce (Alberto),
Gregory Rice, Michael Rice,
Brian Rice, Katherine Rice and
Christopher Rice; beloved
nieces% and nephews of
Lexington, VA; and 7 great-
grandchildren.
Visitation with Oma's family
will be held today, Friday, in
Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home of
Jacksonville Beach, from 6-8
p.m. with a Prayer Vigil service
starting at 7:45 p.m. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be cele-
brated at 11 a.m. Saturday,
November 24 in St. Paul's
Catholic Church, with the
Reverend William Kelly as
Celebrant. Interment will fol-
low in Beaches Memorial Park
of Atlantic Beach.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to St. Paul's
Catholic Church, 224 North
5th Street, Jacksonville Beach,
Florida, 32250.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home.


state needs for A1A work


by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
Jacksonville Beach officials Mondy
approved a resolution granting thei state
Department of Transportation the easements
required to complete a series of road improve-
ments along portions of A1A.
The FDOT plans to install mast arm traffic
signals, pedestrian signals, traffic signal loops
and controller cabinets within areas in the pub-
lic right of way.
"This is to allow the Department of
Transportation-to do the work along 3rd Street
and all through Jacksonville Beach," Mayor
Fland Sharp said. "They are temporary perma-
nent for work that just has to be done."
Improvements are planned at all of the city's
signalized intersections including Marsh
Landing Parkway, 40th Avenue South,


Jacksonville Drive, 37th Avenue South, 25th
Avenue South at Osceola Avenue, 16th Avenue
South, 13th Avenue South, 2nd Avenue South,
Beach Boulevard, :
"n 'the north end, new equipment will be
installed at 2nd Avenue North, 9th Avenue
North and 20th Avenue North at Seagate
Avenue.
Transportation officials said the mast arm sig-
nals are more storm resistant than the existing
wire mounted lights. Count down timers will
help facilitate pedestrian crossing signals.
Planning and Development Director Steve
Lindorff said it is likely that more issues related
to easements will crop up as is the case in most
large scale transportation projects.
City Manager George Forbes and Mayor
Fland Sharp are authorized to execute any
future documents deemed necessary to keep
the project moving forward.


Oceanside Rotary helps Gingerbread event


The 2007 Gingerbread
House Extravaganza opens this
week at the Jacksonville
Historical Society headquar-
ters, located at the Old St.
Andrew's Episcopal Church
across the street from the
Jacksonville Veterans
Memorial Arena at 317 A.
Phillip Randolph Blvd.
"This event has become the
cornerstone of Rotary fundrais-
ing during the holiday season.
Aside from being one of our
most successful events to raise
money for local charities, the
Gingerbread House
Extravaganza is a lot of fun to
put together. Our members
look forward to it every year,"
said Robert Harris, president of
the Rotary Club of South
Jacksonville.
The event features ginger-
bread houses built by area


country club chefs, bakeries,
architects and various organi-
zations competing for various
skill-based awards. Over the
years, gingerbread structures
have varied from traditional to
contemporary, many built to
resemble local landmarks.
The attraction will also
include Gingee the
Gingerbread Man who will
pose for photos with children,
a vintage model railroad and a
holiday book fair conducted
by the Historical Society. In
addition, the JHS will be host-
ing a Victorian Christmas
event next door at the Merrill
House Museum.
After four years hosting the
annual Gingerbread House
Extravaganza, the Rotary Club
of South Jacksonville will be
joined this year by four other
area Rotary clubs, including


FOR THE SENIORS


UNF OLLI
The UNF Oshman Lifelong
Learning Institute has part-
nered with the Neptune Beach
Senior Activity Center as a
satellite campus. The class
selection will be announced
soon. All class offerings will be
scheduled between 1 and 5
p.m. Details will be announced
soon.
The center is located at 2004
Forest Ave., Neptune Beach.

The Players Community
Senior Center
On Wednesday, Nov. 21, The
Players Community Senior
Center, 175 Landrum Lane in
Ponte Vedra Beach will host a
Newcomers Luncheon, and the
stamp club meets from 1-3
p.m. Call 280-3233. The center


will be closed on Thursday,
Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23, to
observe the Thanksgiving holi-
day.

Ballroom Dancing
Ballroom Dancing is offered
at 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday at
the Beaches Senior Center, 281
19th Avenue S., Jacksonville
Beach. The cost is $5. For infor-
mation, call 241-3796.

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
required.


the Rotary Club of
J acksonville-Ocea ns id e.
Additional clubs participating
this year also include the
Rotary Club of Bartram Trail,
the Rotary Club of Mandarin,
and the Rotary Club of North
Jacksonville.
The Gingerbread House
Extravaganza, which began in
2002, has raised approximately
$350,000 for area charities
over the past four years.
Recipients of the donations
collected have been the Ronald
McDonald House and HabiJax,
as well as over 20 other local
charities.
For additional information,
visit the website at
www.rotarycharity.org
/> or call 396-4105.


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Oldest city glows during 14th Annual Nights of Lights celebration


Millions of tiny white lights are
glowing along the ancient streets and
historic buildings of the nation's oldest
city during the 14th Annual Nights of
Lights celebration in St. Augustine,
which started Nov. 17 and runs
through Jan. 31, 2008.
Tracing its origins to the Spanish tra-
dition of displaying a lighted white
candle during the Christmas holidays,
the spectacular lighting in St.
Augustine reflects the city's 442-year
history through the holiday season.
Nighttime tours of ancient buildings
and inns led by storytellers in period
clothing, train and trolley tours
through the narrow brick streets, art
walks featuring more than 30 galleries
serving free holiday refreshments on
the first Friday in December and
January, special Saturday night antique
shopping events, a regatta, luminaries
in the town plaza, holiday concerts -
even a Christmas parade are among
the special events to be added to the
memory books of visitors and residents
alike.
The growing popularity of the Nights
of Lights is illustrated by the fact that
this year the celebration has been des-
ignated as a Top 100 Event in North
America by the American Bus
Association.
Here are some of the highlights of
the 14th edition of the Night of Lights
Holiday Celebration:


Nov. 23 Jan. 6
Winter Wonderland
A Winter Wonderland at the St.
Augustine Amphitheatre includes
lighted nature trails, holiday shopping,
children's storybook readings, s'mores
on an open fire and much more. Test
your skills on a large ice skating rink,
visit the elf village and see Santa Claus.
Winter Wonderland is free and open to
the public; however, there is an $8 fee
for ice-skating. Winter Wonderland is
open Nov. 23-Dec. .23, Monday
through Friday from 6 to 10:30 p.m.,
and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.
to 10:30 p.m. The wonderland is open
daily Dec. 26 through Jan. 1 from 11
a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is
located at 1340 A1A South in St.
Augustine. For more information, call
904-471-1965 or visit www.staugam-
phitheatre.com.

Nov. 24-25
Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
Shop for fine arts and crafts at a
juried event at Francis Field behind the
St. Augustine Downtown Historic
Parking Facility located on Castillo
Drive. The festival is sponsored by the
St. Augustine Art Association and takes
place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission is a $1 donation. For more
information, call 904-824-2310 or visit
www.staaa.org.


Ponce de Leon is situated against a darkening sky. but the Public Market and the trees surrounding it in the Plaza
are brightly lit for the Nights of Lights.


CALENDAR


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 barrier 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 informa-
tion 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. 26r,
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 for
information.

Tuesday, Nov. 27
Auxuiliary sale: The Baptist
Medical Center Auxiliary will
have a sale of rings, watches,
purses, luggage, scrubs, shoes
and more from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Friday
Exchange Club: The Exchange Club of
theJacksonville Beaches meets from 7:30-
8:30 a.m. at Selva Marina Country Club,
1600 Selva Marina Drive, Atlantic Beach.
The club website, for information about
speakers and programs, is
www.jaxbeachexchangeclub.com. For
information about the club or to join, con-
tact Jack Morison at 904-318-7162 or at
jmorison@jaxbeachexchangeclub.com.

Ocean Waves Quilters: The Ocean
Waves Quilters meet at 10 a.m. the second
Friday of the month at Ponte Vedra
Presbyterian Church. The groups makes
quilts for Hospice. For information, call
Marylou Seeger at 273-2796.

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

River City Singles Club: The River City
Singles Club, Inc., a chapter of the Singles
Association of Florida (SAF), holds a dance
from 8-11 p.m. at the Knights of
Columbus Hall, 1501 Hendricks Ave.,
Jacksonville. Admission is $8, $7 for mem-
bers. Live music, snacks and refreshments
are provided. Call 779-1234.

Yoga at Cobalt Moon: "Building Your
Practice" is offered at Cobalt Moon for
those interested in deepening their yoga
practice with new postures, breath and
body awareness. The class is held from 9-
10 a.m. For information, call program
director Kristen DiCarlo at 525-5867 or
visit the Cobalt Moon Gift Shop.

Saturday
Adopt-A-Rescued-Kitty: Kittens and
cats that have been veterinarian-checked
and tested, and that have shots and been
neutered, are available for adoption from
noon-6 p.m. at PetCo at Atlantic and
Kernan boulevards.

First Coast Romance Writers: First
Coast. Romance Writers meets from 11


today, and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Nov. 28, in the lobby of the
hospital. Everyone is welcome.

Volunteer training:
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida offers volun-
teer training through
Thursday. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Nov. 28, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Nov. 29. The training will be
held at the Anne and Donald
McGraw Center for Caring,
4715 Worrall Way,
Jacksonville. Call 904-407-
7064 by Nov. 22 to register.

Renaissance reception: A
reception for the Renaissance
Society will be hosted by
Underwood Jewelers, 330 A1A
N., Suite 204, Ponte Vedra
Beach, from 5 to 6 p.m. The
reception will be open to the
public from 6 to 8 p;m. at the
Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra
Beach, 50 Executive Way,
...Ponte Vedra Beach. 6(ill 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 informa-
tion, call club president Neil
Powell at 343-3571 or visit the
club's website, www.beacheski-


wanis.com.

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.


a.m.-4 p.m. the second Saturday of each
month. Meetings are free and open to the
public. Visit www.firstcoastromancewrit-
ers.com/workshops.htm for details on
upcoming workshops

League of Storytellers: The Beaches
League of Storytellers meets at 10:30 a.m.
every second Saturday from September to
May at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
Library. The subject for this season will be
"Florida." The public is invited. For infor-
mation, call Nancy Avera at 874-9270.

Lupus Support Group: Monthly lupus
support group meetings will be held Dec.
8, Jan. 12 and Feb. 16. All meetings will
run from 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. For informa-
tion, contact Nancy or Glenn Asbell at
asbells@bellsouth.net or call the support
group at 904-384-3009 and leave a mes-
sage. The call will be returned.
Overeaters Anonymous: Overeaters
Anonymous meets at 9:30 a.m. every
Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church,
Ponte Vedra Beach. For information, call
632-9301.

Yoga for Athletic Enhancement: "Yoga
for Athletic Enhancement" is held from
8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Cobalt Moon Center,
Neptune Beach. The class, taught by
Michael and dedicated to those pursuing
athletic goals, will help improve quality
.off life. For information, call program
director Kristen DiCarlo at 525-5867 or
visit the Cobalt Moon gift shop.

Sunday
Breathing For Peace: Breathing For
Peace, an introductory meditation class, is
offered from 1-2 p.m. at Cobalt Moon
Center, Sky Studio, 217 First St., Neptune
Beach. Taught by instructor Carol Lutker,
the class teaches methods of breathing
meditation to help increase relaxation and
concentration while bringing health bene-
fits and inner well-being. The fee is $50 for
six weeks or $9 per session. Call 386-793-
3013 for information.

Buddhist Teaching and Guided


DATA Fundraiser: The
Duval Art Teachers Association
(DATA) holds its annual
fundraiser at Twisted Sisters in
Jacksonville Beach to help raise
money for teacher scholar-
ships. The scholarships enable
art teachers to take classes that
refine' teaching and artistic
skills to better serve Duval stu-
dents. Handpainted items will
be auctioned off at the event,


Meditation: Each Sunday, from 10-11:30
a.m., a different topic applicable to
improving daily life is taught by Buddhist
teacher Carol Lutker at Cobalt Moon
Center, 217 First St., Neptune Beach. The
donation is $9, $5 for students. For infor-
mation and other class times, call 386-793-
301g3..

Depression Support: Depression
Bipolar Support Alliance-Jacksonville
Beaches meets at 5:30 p.m. at Beaches
Medical Center, 1350 13th Ave. S. Visit
www.dbsajax.org for information.

Free Yoga and T'ai Chi: Free Yoga, from
10-11:15 a.m., and T'ai Chi, from 11:30
a.m.-12 p.m., will be held with Cobalt
Moon instructors. The sessions are open to
all levels in Cobalt Moon Center's Water
Studio. Call Kristen at 525-5867 for infor-
mation.

Twin Heart Meditation Group: This
group meets from 4-5 p.m. at Peaceful
Journey in North Shore Plaza, Atlantic
Beach. Global meditation from Pranic
Healing focuses on creating planetary
healing and world peace, which begins
within. Love offerings are accepted. Call
Diane at 382-5823 for information.

Monday
Career Cabal: A "Career Cabal" job
seekers group meets Mondays, 7:30 to 8:30
a.m., at Shelby's Coffee Shop. The cost is
$10. Visit www.janewytzka.com.

Beaches Business Association [BBA]:
The Beaches Business Association meets at
noon at the Jacksonville Beach Golf Club,
605 Penman Road S. Annual dues are $35,
and each buffet lunch costs $7. There are
no other meeting fees. Guest speakers for
November are Nov. 12, Steve
Scarborough, Kingsley Plantation, BBA
web site demo; Nov. 19, Charlie Sellers,
Allied Engineering, Thermal Energy; Nov
26, Richard Gropper UNF Professor, sub-
ject TBA; Dec. 3, BBA Christmas Party,
entertainment by Gene Nordan. For BBA
information, visit its website, www.jaxb-
ba.com.


tioh.

Author visit: Author Laura
Duksta and illustrator 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 children's
book, "I Love You More." Call
241-9026 for information.


as well as original art works Kayak tour: The Friends of'
Friday, Nov. 30 donated by Jacksonville artists. the Guana'Tolomato Matanzas
Jane Brown Playshops: Jane Tickets to the event are $15 per National Estuarine Research
Brown Playshops for Adoptive person and $25'for couples. For Reserve in partnership with
Families will be in Jacksonville information, call Jack Ripple Effect Ecotours offers
through Dec. 2. The Playshops Matthews at 708-1112, DATA naturalist-led kayak tours of'
are designed for, children aged president Jennifer Snead at the Guana River from 3:30 to
5-13, their parents and non- 338-3571 or Judi Evans at 923- 5:30 p.m. today, 1 to 3 p.m.
adopted siblings. A Nov. 30 ses- 7935. Dec. 3, and 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 7,
sion, from 7-9:30 p.m., is for 8 and 10. The cost is $45 per
adults only. The seminar is Meet and greet: The Beaches person, and the tours are
required for all parents whose Museum & History Center will appropriate for ages'12 and up.
children are attending host a "meet and greet" with Meet at the GTM Research
Playshops. It will be held in local artists and authors from Reserve Environmental Center
Stein Auditorium, Coggin 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the 15 minutes prior to departure.
College of Business, University museum lobby. Items will be Reservations are required. Call
"of 'North" Florida. Adoptio .,~a1;r urhae Ca,,94-34-,._15.5 fortis teitons,
.Playshops will be held. from 2- -or inrmation. .or visit www.rppleelfecteco-
8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. .tours.com for in[ormraton.
Dec. 1 and from 8:30-11:30 Trekking on a Trail: Join a
a.m. Dec. 2. Location is the park ranger at 1 p.m. at Talbot Tuesday, Dec. 4
Louise Jackson Regional Islands State Parks for an intro- .DAR: The Ponte Vedra
Adoption Center, Buckner duction to the basics of hiking. Chapter of the Daughters of
Campus of Children's Home Dress for the weather and the American Revolution will
Society, 3027 San Diego Road. bring a water bottle. meet, at the Marsh Landing
For information about Jane Reservations are not required, Country Club, 25655 Marsh
Brown, how to register and pay and the program is free; how- Landing Parkway, at 10:45 a.m.
for the Playshops, and- event ever, non-campers will need to JoAnn Harter Murray, author
details, visit. pay the park entrance fee of $4 and illustrator of "Olo of the
www.fccevents.com. per vehicle to attend. Call the Mound Builders," is the speak-


Saturday, Dec. 1


Talbot Islands Ranger Station
at 904-251-2320 for informa-


er. For information, 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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RELIGION


Church Women United
A holiday celebration and
luncheon will be held by
Church Women United at 10
a.m. on Friday, December 7 at
Palms Presbyterian Church.
The church address is 3410
South 3rd Street.
Women's Brunch
Atlantic Beach Women's
Connection of Stonecroft
Ministries will hold a brunch
with a Holiday Fashion Show
from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on
Wednesday, December 5 at the
Selva Marina Country Club.
Speaker Julie Mariner will pres-
ent "Pack Up and Hit the
Road." Tickets are $12 for non-
members and include compli-
mentary childcare. Contact
Carolyn at 221-0670 or
atlanticbeachwc@yahoo.com
for reservations or informa-
tion.
Upward Basketball and
Cheerleading
Registration is now being
taken for the 2008 season of
Upward Basketball and
Cheerleading, an evangelistic
sports ministry for children in
grades 1 through 6. Upward
coaches focus on sportsman-,
ship, skill development, .equal
playing time for all partici-
pants, and scripture study.
Evaluations will be held
from 2 to 4 p.m. on December
2 at the Fletcher High School
Gym. Registration is $75 and
$85 after December 10.
Registration is accepted at
Neptune Baptist Church's
office at 446 3rd Street in.
Neptune Beach; call 249-2307 ;
for information.
Shabbat of Gratitude
Chabad @ the Beaches will
have a "Shabbat of Gratitude"
dinner following 6:30 p.m.


photo submitted
Amber Crocker and Michael Claypool participate in "Operation Christmas Child," Sunday, Nov. 11. The event took place during
Sunday school at Beaches Baptist Church in Atlantic Beach. The children filled 10 shoeboxes with teddy bears, toys and candy.
The shoeboxes were made for children overseas.


services today. A traditional
Thanksgiving meal will be
served; donations and reserva-
tions are appreciated. Contact
Chabad at 543-9301 or
chabad@chabadbeaches.com.
SChabad is at 521 SR A1A in
Ponte Vedra.
Bethel Gallery Exhibit
Bethel Gallery at Ponte
Vedra Presbyterian Church has
an art exhibit opening today
titled "27 Reasons for the
Season." The show will run


through January 6. The church
address is 4510 Palm Valley
Road in Ponte Vedra; call the
church office at 285-8225 for
information and hours.
Jewish Book Club

A new book club for adults
sponsored by Chabad @ the
Beaches and Books A Million
will meet once a month at
10:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday
of the month at the Books A
Million at 738 Marsh Landing
Parkway. Rabbi Nochum


Kurinsky will lead the discus-
sion on "Dawn by Elie Weisel.
There is no charge to partici-
pate and traditional Jewish
food will be served at book
club meetings. For information
call Chabad at 285-1588 or
visit www.chabadbeaches.com.
Community Prayer
Group
All are welcome to attend an
hour of prayer for schools and
children at 9:15 a.m. on
Monday at the Winston


Family YMCA on Landrum
Lane in Ponte Vedra. For infor-
mation contact Susan Alberti
at 285-0267.
Celebrate Recovery
A biblical based program for
persons facing personal prob-
lems, meets every Friday at
6:30 p.m. in the fellowship
hall of Beach United
Methodist Church, 3rd Street
at 7th Ave. N., Jacksonville
Beach. The program empha-
sizes that through worship and
See RE


same-gender small groups,
people can work on personal
struggles such as eating disor-
ders, alcohol/drug abuse, and
codependency. The evenings
begin with dinner. Call 249-
2343.
Men's group meetings
Hodges Blvd. Presbyterian
Church offers "Bible and
Bagels", a men's Bible study
group, from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m.
on Wednesdays. in the
Fellowship Hall. The church
address is 4140 Hodges Blvd.
For information call 223-6922.
The men's group from
Calvary Anglican Church
meets at 7 a.m on Wednesdays
at the Beach Diner at 501
Atlantic Blvd. The current
topic for the Bible Study is
Dallas Willard's book "Spirit of
the Disciplines" led by Pastor
David Sandifer. For informa-
tion call the church office at
821-8558.
A Bible study for men is
held at 7 a.m. Monday at
Ponte Vedra United Methodist
Church, 35 Executive Way,
Ponte Vedra Beach.
Palms Presbyterian men's
Bible study is held at 7 a.m.
Wednesday in the Education
Building.,
Community Presbyterian
Church at 150 Sherry Dr. in
Atlantic Beach has Wednesday
morning prayer breakfasts for
men at 7 a.m.
St. Paul's by the Sea
Episcopal Church has a Men's
Prayer Group and Bible Study
which meets on the first and
third Saturday of the month at
8 a.m. in Stormes Hall. The
men's group also participates
in outreach efforts. All are wel-
come to attend. The address is
465 11th Ave. .N. in
Jacksonville Beach.
Sunrise Community
Church offers Men's Study
Groups at 6 :15 a.m. and 7:30

LIGION BRIEFS, A-9 >


CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
400 San Juan Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach 285-6127
All Vehicles Must Enter on Golf View
Sunday 7:45, 9:00, 11:15 AM, 5:30 PM Holy Eucharist
Saturday Holy Eucharist 5:30 PM
Wednesday Holy Eucharist 7:00 AM, 11:15 AM, 6:00 PM
Weekday Evening Prayer in Chapel 6:00 PM except Wed. W41
Nursery available for Saturday and Sunday services
SfCIST CHURCH SAN'PABLO "
.-2002Sa Pablo'Rd., Jacksonville 221-4777
Beginning Sept. 2, 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist. 9:15 AM Christian Formation,. 1:30 AM Holy Eucharist
Nursery Provided
For event information, visit www.chrlslepiscopalchurch.com


COASTAL CHRISTIAN ST. FRANCIS
IN-THE-FIELD
Exciting, Growing EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Home Church
off Kernan 895Palm Valley Rd
553-9910 (1 mile east of USi)
615-2130 PONTE VE
Meet Sundays Sunday Services PONTE VEDI
SSunda 8:45am-9am Christian Formation-
10:00 a.m. -1:30 a.m. .Pre-K throughAdults United Method
w w10:00 a. -a t .1 m f10:00 am Holy Eucharist &.Children's Chapel Church
www.coastal stian.orgursery available urc


4, HOLY TRINITY LORD OF LIFE
ANGLICAN CHURCH LUTHERAN CHURCH
(A Traditional Anglican Church) L(ELCA)N C
ij 247-1442 (ELCA)
Holy Communion 276 N. Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra Bch
every Sunday at 9:00 A.M. Ph. 285-5347
Rev. Julie Frank,Pastor
Holy Trinity meetsin the Old Chapel Sunday Contemporary Worship
at 610 Florida Blvd. Neptune Beach Sunday Cotemporary Wo
MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 50294 8:30am
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL 32240-0294 Sunday Church School 9:45am
www.holytrinityneptunebeach.org Sunday LBW Worship 11:00am
Rev. Robert C. Adams, Vicar Nursery Provided


ST. ANDREW'S
LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) N E f ) E
(BY THE SEA)
A Stephen MinistryConregation Baptist Churc.h
1801 BeachBlvd. e SATURDAY EVENING
Jacksonville Beach 249-4575 6:30 pm Contemporary Worship Service
PASTOR MICHAEL BLAKER SUNDAY .
Sunday Worship 9:00 am Contemporary Worship Service
8:00 am k 10:30 am 10:30 am -Traditional Service
:S0ndayScho10:3 aWEDNESDAY
nda Sch6:30 pm The Gathering
Children 9:15 am Bible Studies for Every Age & Life Situation
Youth/Adult 9:15 am 407 Third Street
wN y Povid w.nePbaptistorg Ntne Beach
Nursery Provided Tom Bary, Pastor 904.249.2307


COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN
""iAc* CHURCH -Mandain-
150Shierryive, Atlantic Beach FL -
.. t)b Rev Dr. Gabe Gcodman. Pastor
,o,,. Church Ofice 2498693 G, Ul u
Preschool/Kinderganen Oflice 241-7335
www.communitypcusa.org Service Times
Schedule:
Schedule:." Saturday 5:00 pmi
Sunday Moring Worship 8:30 &11 a.m. saturday
Church School- All Ages 9:45 a.m. Sunday 8:00am, 9:30am & 11:00am
Youth Fellowships 5p.m. (904) 268-2500
Contemporary Worship Serv. 5:59 pm. ( 4) 28-
Chancel Choir Wednesdays 7 p.m. www.MandarinChristian.com
Weekday Preschoo/Kindergarten (3.4 & 5 yr olds) 6045 Greenland Rd. near Philips Hwy.


Worshiping at ANGLICAN 4
Ocean Palms Elementary School BEACHES' i
355 Landrum Ln, Ponte Vedra Beach CHURCH
S 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Service* Worship Service Euchai
11:00 a.m. Traditional Service* 5pm Sunday
*Kingdom Kids available Rev. Gary Blaylock, Vicar
A Childcare always provided Services held at:
S Rev. Jeff Bennett, Pastor Neptune Baptist Church, Rm
s 407 Third Street
ist 280-5141 www.pv-umc.org Neptune Beach


SPonte Vedra
Presbyterian Church
"Where friends gather to worship"
4510 PalmValley Road (CR 210)
www.pvpc.com
Sun. Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Breakfast
Nursery & Toddler Ministries
Middle, High School, College
Adult Ministries
Music & Art Ministries
Home of a Bethlehem Visit

St Pauls by the Sea
Episcopal Church
POWERFUL WORSHIP, PASSIONATE SERVICE


I Wen|I il I!E *s7 1


Welcome Families
& Singles


Children's Chapel At 10 am Sun.
Nursery At 7:30 & 10 am Services Sun.
Christian Formation At 8:45 am


Corner of 5th St. & 11th Ave. N.* Jax Beach, FL www.stpaulsbythesea@ spbts.net
904-249-4091


T-L Rabbi Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, PhD. Spiritual Leader
TIE Co-Presidents: Stuart Beckerman, Loretta Cornelius
"n"e 'R *,i ,n ..W
288 N. Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904 273-9100 (fx) 273-5567
Shabbat &Torah Services 9:30 12:00 noon
We have a full range of activities and services for the beaches Jewish
community. Please contact our office m-f 9-5 for information about
adult education, Sisterhood activities and youth activities.
"A Home for Jewish Families at the Beach"


I p re s by ter i an church

The Palms Oasis
is a Community Nurtured by
the Grace oJc' C,.t,:..
to"-' l* I If'
5erve God's Mission in the World

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

Nursery at all services
Sunday School
All ages 9:40 a.m.

3410 South Third Street, Jacksonville Beaci
Ph: 904.246..427 wwwpalmschurch.org
PC(USA)


BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN
To advertise CHURCH ,_
SMISSOURI SYNOD
your 1423 N. 8th Ave., Jax Beach
Religious Services Rev. Dana A. Brones, Pastor
SS Phone: 249-5418
Se c l http://www.blcjaxbeach.org
here call Traditional
8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. SeTrice
249-9033 Praise & Worship Saturday 5:30pm
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Adult Bible Classes 9:45 a.m.

Sof the Beaches (Disciples of Christ) Sunday School for all ages 9:00 a.m.
2125 Oceanfront & Seagate, Neptune Beach
Come worship with usbythe ocean. Worship Service 10:15 a.m.
SUNDAYSi Youth Fellowship 11:30 a.m.
Traditional Services 8:00 & 9:00 am Nursery Provided -
Children's Worship 9:00 & 11:00 am
Christian Education (all ages) 10:05 am CHRIST
Celebration Praise 11:00 am UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
WEDNESDAY (SEP-MAY)
5:30 Supper 400 Penman Road (at Atlantic)
6:30 Choir, Bible StudyYouth Neptune Beach 249.5370
Mahlon Dixon, Senior Pastor 246-2010 Rev. Patrice Spenser
James Collins, Associate Pastor
www.fccbdoc.com /emall:fccbdocbellsouth.net Share in the love of Christ
ST. PAUL'S ST. JOHN'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
CATHOLIC 2400 Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach
1st Avenue North at 5th Street Father JosEph Meehan
Jacksonville Beach WEEKEND MASSES
Jacksonville Beach Saturday 5 p.m.
Father Wm. A. Kelly, pastor Sunday 9 a.m., 11 a.m.
d 50 p.m. Nursery Available Sunday Morning
Saturday Mass 9 a.m and 5:30RECONCILIATION
Sunday Mass 7:00,8:30, 10:00, Saturday 10:00 a.m. or by apt.
11:30 a.m. & 7 p.m. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Saturday Confessions Wed. 6:00 p.m. (K-3) 7:15 p.m. (4-6 gr.)
After 9 a.m. Mass & 4:30 -5:20 p.m. Sunday 6:00 .)
246-6014


Palm Valley Bapust Church OCEANSIDE
48-',:, Pahr,'al l P-; f,'oad F,: rae d
S t : ,, "'&~ lI CHURCH OF CHRIST
,( E .l pm,.h.:hI cl.. a. 1025 Snug Harbor Court 'J "I ',W
Sunday School i.:., a,,. 9:15am it oti Mayporl Rd at W 11In St and Orchid
Sunday Worship St 324 N. 5th St., 249-2314
Service .............. ....... 10:30am Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 B S a
Sunday Evening 246-2709 Bible Study 9:15 a.m.
Bible Study ................. 6:00pm e m". Blended Worship 10:30 a.m.
BibleClass Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Family i W* W, worship 11:00 a.m.Evening Worship 6:30 p.m.
Dinner .................... 6:00pm lW p Wednesday Evening 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study Evening Service 6:30 p.m Weekday Ministry 246-2891
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RELIGION


Bethlehem Lutheran

honors veterans

by KATHY NICOLETTI
STAFF WRITER
Three former Prisoners of War were
selected for special honors at a
Veterans Day ceremony at Bethlehem
Lutheran Church.
Tech Sargeant Robert M. Wilkins,
who served in both WWII and in the
Korean conflict, attended the ceremo-
ny with his family.
Wilkins was captured in 1951 after
his plane was shot down. He spent the
next two years in a North Korean
Prisoner of War Camp, according to a
press release from the. church.
Family members of the two deceased
men, Lt. David Miles and Staff Sgt.
Frank Vallini, attended the ceremony.
Both men served in WWII and were
prisoners of war in Germany after each
of their planes was shot down in 1944.
All three of the former POWs live or
formerly lived at the beach and were
members of Bethlehem Lutheran.
The rededication ceremony was
held to honor and offer thanksgiving
for all the men and women who are
now serving or who have served in the
armed forces.
Pastor Dana A. Brones and Pastor
Robert C. Jacobs led the ceremony.
It was held in the Veterans Memorial
Park located on the church grounds at
1423 8th Avenue North in Jacksonville
Beach.


photo submitted
Members of St. Paul's by the Sea Episcopal Church left for a mission November 16 for a trip to their sister church, St. Paul's in Cienfuegos, Cuba.,
Members of the group are from left, Taylor Barnett, John Bloodworth, Justin Ford, Mariah Gilbert;, Henry Legett, Lucy Morgan, Nettie Wiggins-Fesler,
Casey Yates,, Marty Pfab, Penny Pfab, and Anne Wiggins: Members of the group not photographed are Brett Bond, Guy Bond, and Reva Bond.


Advent Christmas and Hanukkah


November 25

Hanging of the Greens will
be held by Ponte Vedra United
Methodist Church at 7 p.m. at
Oceans Palms Elementary
School at 355 Landrum Lane
in Ponte Vedra. Families are
invited to come at 5:30 p.m.
to enjoy Christmas crafts. For'.
information call the church
office at 280-5141.

November 28

SChrist Episcopal Church
will begin an Advent
Formation Series titled
-"The Miracles. of -
,rihstrra -at-": p.m. .p *
Bishop H. \illiam n
Tajra will be the pre-
senter. The church is
at 400 San Juan
Drive in Ponte
.Vedra; call 285- A
6127 for informa-" .
tion.


Area church
0- RELIGION BRIEFS, fr
p.m.. on Wednesdays at the
church. At 7:15 p.m. on the
first and third Mondays of the
month, a Men's Study Group
meets at Panera Bread at St.
Johns Town Center. Contact
the church office at 249-3030
for information; the church
Address is 298 Aquatic Drive in
Atlantic Beach.

Singles groups

The following are church-
related singles groups in the
Beaches area. Church mem-
bership is not required:
SNew Life Christian
Fellowship at 2701 Hodges
Blvd. has monthly Single
Adult Ministry meetings with
childcare provided for some
events. Contact Claudia at


observing the season of
Advent at home. The event
will be in the church's Family
Life Center at First Avenue
and Fifth St. North in
Jacksonville Beach. For infor-
mation or reservations call
249-2600;

Christ Church San Pablo
will hold an Advent prepara-
tion study of the Gospel of
Matthew from 5:30 to 8:30
p.m. The church is at 2002
San Pablo Road in
Jacksonville. Call 285-6127 for
information.

I pembe(1..
St. Paul's Catholic
SChurch will host the St.
Paul's PTA Family
Christmas Celebration
,:> from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
in the parish gym.'
The event includes a
s Christmas Cafe,
Christmas story
time, family pho-
tos, bake sale,
crafts for all ages,
and singing.
Reservations are
required for
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h events,
om A-8,
223-6000 for information or
visit www.nlcf.org.
Beach United Methodist
Church has Monday Night
Alive for singles at 7 p.m. on
Monday nights and Singles

Sunday. For information visit
www.beachumc.org or call
249-2343. BUMC is located at
325 7th Ave. N.
Beaches Chapel Church,
610 Florida Blvd., Neptune
Beach. Singles over age 33
meet the last Saturday of the
month at 7 p.m. at the
church. 241-4211.
Christ Episcopal Church,
400 San Juan Drive in Ponte
Vedra, offers a singles ministry
called Solo Flight with "Single,
Single" Christian Formation
Classes at 10:15 a.m. on


Jacksonville Beach. Call the
school office at 249-5934 for
information.

St. Andrew's Lutheran
Church will have the Hanging
of the Greens at 9 a.m. Call
the church at 249-4575 for
information; the church
address is 1801 Beach Blvd.

December 2
Beach United Methodisi
Church will host an Advent
Festival beginning at *2:30
p.m. There will be a Snowy
Wonderland, Crafts, Family
Activities, and Christrmas
.-Djnnetr followed by WVorshsip--
at 6:45 p.m. Reservations for
the dinner are available by
calling the church office at
249-2343 and tickets are $4
for ages 3-9, $7 for those over
10 years, with a- $25 family
cap. Childcare will be provid-
ed.The church is at 3410 Third
Street South in Jacksonville
Beach.

Community Presbyterian
Church' will offer an
.Alternative Gift Fair from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. Gifts support-
ing local and worldwide mis-
sions will be available for pur-
chase.
At 6 p.m. the church will.
host a Christmas Pageant. The
church is at 150 Sherry Drive
in Atlantic Beach; call 249-
8698.

Oak Harbor Baptist Church
will have a Christmas Cantata
at 6 p.m. .The church is at.
2765 SR A1A in Atlantic
Beach. For information call
246-6922.

Chrismon Worship Service
and Dinner will be held at
Palms Presbyterian Church to
celebrate the beginning of
Advent and the decorating of
the Chrismon tree. Dinner
reservations are required; con-
tact the church office at 246-
6427 for information. The
church is at 3410 Third St. S.
in Jacksonville Beach.

December 4
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Sunday through Nov. 25 in
the Family Life Center. The
group also schedules social
activities; for information
contact the church office at
285-6127.Membership at
Christ Episcopal is not needed
to participate.
Christ the Redeemer
Church, 190 S. Roscoe Blvd.,
Ponte Vedra Beach. Weekly
Bible study and monthly
social event such as square
dancing for ages 30 and up.
280-5813.
Ponte Vedra Presbyterian
Church, 4510 Palm Valley
Road, Ponte Vedra Beach.
Singles Express offers Bible
study at 9 a.m. Sunday and
other activities throughout
the year. Call 285-8225 for
information.


host Dreidels and Doughnuts,
a family-oriented Chanukah
Fair titled "Dreidels and
Doughnuts" Which will
include the lighting of an
eight-foot Menorah at the
Hilton Garden Inn in Ponte
Vedra at 4:30PM. For informa-
tion contact Chabad at 285-
1588.

Beth El Beaches Synagogue
will have a dedication ceremo-
ny for the lighting of the
Hanukkiya at 7 p.m. Beth El is
at 288 N. Roscoe Blvd. in
Ponte Vedra.

,December >
St. 'ndrew's Luthefhan
Church will have an Advent
Dinner at 6 p.m. followed by
Worship at 7 p.m. today and
on December 12 and 19. The
church is at 1801 Beach Blvd;
call 249-4575 for information.

December 8

The children of First Baptist
Church of Atlantic Beach will
present a musical program
"Cookin' Up Christmas" at
Fleet Landing at 3 p.m. For
information call the church
office at 246-4341.

A 50th Anniversary Fine
Arts Event, Holiday for Jazz,
will be at 7:30 p.m. in the
Palms Presbyterian Chiirch
Sanctuary. Jazz musicians and
vocalists will present a holiday
concert. Palms is at 3410
Third St. S. in Jacksonville
Beach; call 246-6427 for infor-
mation.

Breakfast .with Santa and
Mrs. Claus will be held at Isle
of Faith United Methodist
Church with seatings at 8 and
9:30 a.m. There will be an
opportunity to have a photo-
graph taken with Santa and
Mrs. Claus. The church is at
1821 San Pablo Road in
Jacksonville; call 221-1700 for
reservations.

Isle of Faith United
Methodist Church will host a
Christmas Ball from 7 to 11
p.m. at the Woods
Subdivision. Tickets ate $15


per person or $25 per couple
with the proceeds benefitting
the Dominican Republic
Medical Mission Team. For
information 'call the church
office at 221-1700

December 9

The holiday musical,
"Cookin' Up Christmas", will
be presented by the children's
choir of First Baptist Church
of Atlantic Beach at 6 p.m.
The church is at 1050 Mayport
Road in Atlantic Beach; call
246-4341.

December 1;2 :,
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be presented at 7 p.m. by the
Children's Sunday School arid
Bible Groups at Isle of Faith
United Methodist Church.
The church address is 1821
San Pablo Road in
Jacksonville.


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OPINION


Nease girls earn another victory


GREGORY
SMITH, M.D.
CONTRIBUTOR


Tebow has

proved he's

worthy of

winning the

Heisman

Many of you may know
that I did my Sports
Medicine subspecialty
with the University of
Tennessee. And while I may
have a bias toward the
Volunteers when it comes to
matters involving SEC foot-
ball, I am not bullheaded and
can be reasonable when con-
sidering the efforts of other
schools and players.
That is why I think without
question, Tim Tebow should
win the Heisman Trophy this
year. He is the most valuable
player for the Florida Gators
at two positions. He may be
listed as just their quarterback,
but he is also their most valu-
able "running back" as well.
Last week he set the all-
time single-season SEC rush-
ing touchdown mark, passing
Garrison Hearst and Shaun
Alexander.
Currently, the former Nease
High star has 26 passing and
20 rushing touchdowns and is
the only player in NCAA histo-
ry to pass for 20 or more, and
run for 20 or more in a single
season. Tebow still has one
niore game to add to his totals.
" The Heisman Trophy is for
the nation's most outstanding
college football player, and
there is no other player that
stands out as much as Tebow.
It appears only Oregon's
Dennis Dixon would be com-
petition for the coveted
award, but Dixon is now out
for the remainder of the year
with a tom ACL.
However, as much as I truly
believe Tebow should win, it
certainly doesn't mean he will.
The last time a player appeared
to be a lock, it was Peyton
Manning, but he lost to
Michigan's Charles Woodson.

Dixon and his ACL
Last Thursday, the then sec-
ond-ranked Oregon Ducks lost
to unranked Arizona to con-
tinue a remarkable season of
upsets in college football.
While scrambling out of the
pocket, star quarterback and
Heisman contender Dennis
Dixon went down awkwardly
when his knee gave way. He
was helped off the field and
did not return.
It was later learned that he
had tom his ACL and would
be out for the season. What
was also learned was that
Dixon's ACL had actually
been torn in a Nov. 3 win
against Arizona State. Dixon
apparently begged to keep this
a secret and the coaching staff
felt a week's rest was suffi-
cient.
I must say that these are
very unusual circumstances
surrounding Dixon's return to
play., A torn ACL cannot be
rested back to health. It is typ-
ically a season-ending injury
that requires surgery. A brace
is not enough to fully support
a knee with a torn ACL.
Dixon apparently knew sur-
gery was needed, but in the
interest of helping his team
win a national championship,
he put himself at additional
risk to play. I would imagine
the Heisman trophy was in
the, back of his mind as well.
Against medical advice, he
was allowed to play and urged
that with any further instabili-
ty in the knee he would
absolutely have to stop play-
ing.
A torn ACL doesn't have a
dramatic effect on straight
ahead running. In fact, Dixon
had one straight run of 38
yards for a TD Thursday.
However, a tear of the ACL
does cause knee instability
during jumping, cutting and
pivoting.


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Panthers have

rebounded from

season-opening

loss to Fletcher

FROM STAFF
The Nease High girls basket-
ball team notched its second
win of the season Tuesday
night at home against Keystone
Heights.
The Panthers prevailed, 52-
40, and have put together con-
secutive victories following
what head coach Sherri
Anthony termed "a bad loss" to
the visiting Fletcher Senators in
Nease's home opener Nov. 13.
Against Keystone, guard
Shakia Roche led the way for
Nease with 24 points and five
steals. Chelsea Lancashire
pulled down 10 rebounds and
scored seven points in the vic-
tory. Kelly McKinley added
nine points.
The win moves the Panthers
to 2-1 on the young season.
SFollowing the 59-25 loss to
Fletcher, Anthony said she
hoped her young squad would
learn what it takes to win and
work on deficiencies in practice.
Players responded with a 42-
33 victory at Middleburg the
following night, then Tuesday's
win over Keystone.
Following a break for
Thanksgiving, the Panthers
return to action next Thursday
night when they host Fleming
Island. Nease then travels to
Pedro Menendez High on
Friday. Both starts are sched-
uled for 7:30 p.m.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Fletcher 51, Stanton 24
After a convincing win in the
first game of the season,
Fletcher High's boys basketball
team is looking like a squad on
the verge of a turnaround.
The Senators, who finished
5-20 last'season, opening this
season with a 51-24 win
Tuesday night over Stanton
Prep at Jim Daugherty Court.
"We were really young last
season," Fletcher head coach
Corey Jackson said after the
game. "I got most of them back
this season."
The Senators return nine
players to the line-up, includ-
ing Brandon Hickson, Robert
Thorpe, Laquille Lawrence and
Antwoin Conerly.
In addition to the returnees,
the Senators also bring back a
few football players to the
court in Darius Campbell,
Marcus Berg and Lamar
Scruggs. When Fletcher's foot-
ball season ended last Friday
night with a loss to Niceville,
those players were able-to make
the transition from the gridiron
to the court.
In addition to the veterans,
the Senators welcome a few
newcomers to the court this
season. Christopher Whetstone
and Trevor Adeeb are both first-


time players at the varsity level
and. Tracy Cason, a Raines
transfer, is in his first season at
Fletcher.
"Hopefully my new guys
shoot the ball pretty good,"


Jackson said. "Tracy came over
from Raines, but he still needs
the experience."
The Senators, a team that
was a state powerhouse in the
early 1990s, play in a tough


district but Jackson expects the
team to do better than it did
last season.
"I expect high," Jackson said.
"Our district is tough but I
think we have a good chance if


we come out and are ready to
play."
Fletcher began the season
showing it was ready to play in
the season-opener against
Stanton.


Panthers run to 14th in cross country


FROM STAFF
The Nease girls cross coun-
try team ran to a 14th place
finish during last weekend's
Class 3A state championship
meet at Little Everglades
Ranch in Dade City.
Bailee Hedstrom was the
Panthers' top finisher, com-
pleting the 3.1-mile course
in 20:11 to earn 34th place.
Juliana Buonanno was 43rd
in a time of 20:28, while
Madison Fehling finished
65th (21:00), Nicole Nadeau
was 107th in 21:36, Anna
Egelin completed the race in
21:57 (124th place), Kelly
Cartee clocked 22:00 to fin-
ish 126th and Danielle Such
finished in 22:49 and in
152nd place.
It was a successful 2007
season for the Panthers cross
country program. Nease's
girls team finished fifth in
the regional meet November
10, with the boys running to
a 10th place showing.
Alex Bermudez led the
boys by finishing 25th in
17:01.
Hedstrom led the girls
effort by clocking 19:48 to
take fifth place. She was fol-
lowed by teammates
Buonanno (33rd in 20:56),
Cartee (36th in 21:10),
Fehling (38th in 21:16) and
Such (45th with a time of
21:44).


Photo submitted
Nease High cross country coach Mike Rivera with runners Nicole Nadeau, Anna Egelin, Juliana Buonanno, Madi Fehling, Bailee
Hedstrom, Kelly Cartee and Daniela Daswatta.


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Photo by ROB DeANGELO
Nease High's Kendra Hentkowski, left, battles for the ball against Fletcher's Kristin Hackworth during their game Nov. 13. The
Panthers lost that contest, but have won two consecutive games since to improve to 2-1 on the season.










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Atlantic Beach's Karina
Petroni has qualified for
a spot in the Association
of Surfing Professionals (ASP)
2008 World Championship
Tour (WCT).
Her entry into the presti-
gious competition was a result
of a third-place finish at the
Reef Hawaiian Pro last
Wednesday.
Petroni becomes the. first
Florida surfer since Lisa
Andersen, four time Women's
World Champion Surfer, to
receive a spot on the WCT.
The 19-year-old will also be
the only female added to the
WCT for the 2008 season.
Born and raised near the
Panama Canal, Petroni has
been in the water since she
was six weeks old. She and her
family moved to Atlantic
Beach in 2000 and though she
has traveled the world, she
still calls Atlantic Beach her
home.
Karina began her competi-
tive surfing career in North
Florida where she found early
success. The photogenic teen
has also done editorial work
for fashion and surf magazines
and worked as a model for a
number of surf-related ad
campaigns.
The ASP World Tour is the
embodiment of the top tier of
the ASP's two-tier system. The
World has both Men's and
Women's divisions. The Men's
Division is comprised of the
top 45 competitive surfers in
the world, and the women's
division is made up of the top
17.
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Basketball League
Registration for youth bas-
ketball at the Winston Family
YMCA continues.
The Super Sports league is
for children ages 4 to 7 of all
skill levels. Fee for members is
$65 and $105 for program par-
ticipants.
The Premier League is for
children ages 8 to 16 and is a
competitive travel program
playing games against other
local YMCAs. Fee is $80 for
members and $130 for pro-
gram participants.
For both leagues, player
evaluations take place Nov. 13
and 15, with games beginning
Dec. 13 and 14.
To register, visit the Y at 170
Landrum Lane in Ponte Vedra.
Payment must be made at the
time of registration.

Beaches Basketball
League
A beaches basketball league
is open to boys and girls 3
years old through 5th grade.
The league starts December 29
and runs through Saturday,
March 1.
Play consists of an eight-
game season and all players
receive a T-shirt, trophy and
basketball.
For more information or an
application, visit beachesbas-
ketball.com or phone Tommy
Hulihan at 349-2611.

Christmas Sports
Camps
A sports camp will take place
at St. Paul's School during the
Christmas break. Camp will
take place in two sessions:
December 20-21 (cost is $50)
and Dec. 26-28 (cost is $75).
Campers will participate in
team sports and age-appropri-
ate activities like basketball,
flag football, kick ball, tag
games and more. On Fridays,
all campers will receive a T-
shirt, have pizza and go to
Beach Bowl for bowling.
For more information and an
application, visit beachesbas-
ketball.com or phone Tommy


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Photo by ERIK PETRONI
Atlantic Beach's Karina Petroni has qualified for the Association of Surfing Professionals 2008
World Championship Tour. She recently finished third at the Reef Hawaiian Pro competition.


Men's and Women's ASPR
World Tours via the ASP
World Qualifying Series
(WQS).
Every season, World Tour
surfers compete with one
another for prize money and
the highly-coveted ASP World
Title. ASP World Tour events
are held in exotic locations
around the world with the sup-
port of the event licensees.
Enjoying ten events per sea-
son for the men and seven for
the women, prime locales and


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To submit local surf photos,
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Hulihan at 349-2611.

Fitness Camps
Registration is now open for
Beach Girls Fitness, an outdoor
fitness program for women of
all fitness levels.
The fitness camp involves a.
total body workout designed
to help women lose weight,
gain energy arid boost self-
esteem.
Camps take place Mondays,
Wednesday and Fridays from
5:30 a.m. until 6:45 a.m.
For more information phone
Pushpa Duncklee at 403-9568.
or visit beachgirlsfitness.com.

Soccer
The Fletcher High boys soc-
cer team .topped Mandarin, 3-
2, on the road Tuesday night to
remain undefeated on the sea-
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Seas 3 to 5 feet. Inland waters
choppy. Isolated showers.
TONIGHT AND SATURDAY
Northeast winds 20 knots.
Seas 4 to 6 feet. Inland waters
choppy. Isolated showers.
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erate chop. Scattered showers.


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4:55 am None
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Seas 3 to 5 feet. Inland waters-
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Junior midfielder Sean Tracy
opened the scoring for the
Senators with a first-half goal.
After the Mustangs tied it up
before the halftime break,
Fletcher senior
defenseman/midfielder Donald
Grzena put his side ahead and
fellow midfielder Aaron
Gindlesperger scored the final
goal to secure victory.
With the win, Fletcher
improved to 5-0 on the season
and'will participate in this.
weekend's Tampa Tournament
with games tonight and
Saturday.
The Senators return to their
regular-season schedule next
Tuesday with a trip to Stanton
Prep, then travel to Orange
Park on Friday. Both games are
slated for 7:20 p.m. starts.


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* Organize the pantry.
(right) ... see B-8
* Arts
... see B-3
* Music
... see B-5


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Get Out...

Dance Memories
The Cultural Center at
Ponte Vedra Beach hosts
dance parties that run from 7-
11 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 14 and
Dec. 28. "Dance Memories"
are for those who enjoy an
evening of dancing without
fighting crowds or smoke in
clubs. Each party will be host-
ed by celebrity fitness trainer
Steve Martini. Soft drinks and
party snacks will be served.
Admission is $10 per person,
and patrons should dress for
dancing. For information,
contact the Cultural Center at
280-0614.

Fall Art and Craft Festival
The St. Augustine Fall Art
and Craft Festival, sponsored
by the St. Augustine Art
Association and manned by
volunteer members, will be
held from 10 a.m.-5.p.m. Nov.
24-25 at Francis Field. More
than 160 artists will be
exhibiting. Parking is avail-
able in the Visitors
Information Center parking
lot. A free shuttle runs
between the downtown plaza
and festival site both days.
While there's no charge, a $1
donation is suggested to sup-
port the Art Association.

Flagler College Lecture
Series
The Flagler College
Community Lecture Series
continues Nov. 27 with Bobby
Baker, "Confessions of a
Capitol Hill Operator." Baker
is followed Dec. 11 by Barry
Sand, "Television: It's Not Art;
It's Not Science; It's
Marketing." Tickets are $5. All
lectures begin at 10 a.m. inr
the Flagler Room at Flagler
College, 74 King St.
Reservations are required
because space is limited.
Lectures .last approximately
one hour and will be followed
by a coffee and Danish recep-
tion. Call 904-819-6282 for
tickets or information.

Old-Time Music Weekend
The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection's
Stephen Foster Folk Culture
Center State Park will hold
the third annual Suwannee
Old-Time Music Weekend
Nov. 30-Dec. 2. The three-day
event will feature the Rhythm
Rats playing old fiddle tunes,
banjo songs and mountain
blues, and also offer home-
grown talent such as Fay
Baird, Tammy Murray and
Chuck Levy. Friday evening,
the park will host the Florida
Masters Concert featuring
Tommy Bledsoe and the
string band Upsala. Saturday
evening features the
Instructors Showcase
Concert. Concerts are open to
the public for a fee of $10.
Admission to the weekend
festival costs $150, which
includes workshops, jam ses-
sions, concerts and a conti-
nental breakfast Saturday and
Sunday. Registration begins at
11 a.m. Nov. 30. For informa-
tion on the Old-Time Music
Weekend, call 386-397-4478
or toll free at 1-877-635-3655.

Swing with Symphony
The BRASS Swing with the
Symphony golf tournament
will be played Dec. 4 on the
TPC Sawgrass .Stadium
Course. Radio and TV per-
sonality Sam Kouvaris will
present the awards at the
luncheon that follows the
event. The tournament is pre-
ceded Dec. 2 by a Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra concert
and dinner at the TPC
Sawgrass Cypress Village resi-
dent Tom Zimmerman won
last year's bidding to be guest
conductor. BRASS is the
largest supporter of the JSO;
the dinner and tournament is
its major fundraising event.

Church Tour
The Downtown Historic
Church Tour will be held
from 1 to 5 p.m. in
Downtown Jacksonville on
Saturday, Dec. 8. Seven down-
town churches will be open
for the tour, and a guide at
each one will highlight the
architectural and historical
significance of the building.
Tickets are $5 per person and


are sold at the Main Library
the day of the event. There is
no charge for children 12 and
younger. Call Michelle Brooks
at 451-3344 for information.


photo submitted
From left, violinists Chris Chappell and Ruxandra Marquardt, Ellen Olson (viola), Eric Olson,
(oboe) and Betsy Federman (cello) of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.



1SO quintet performs at PV library


FROM STAFF
Five of the top performers from the
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra will be pre-
senting a chamber music concert at 7 p.m.
Tuesday. Nov. 27, at the Ponte Vedra Branch
Library.
The concert is part of the Friends of the
Ponte Vedra Library Music Series and is free
and open to the public.
The quintet consists of Eric Olson, principal
oboe, Ruxandra Marwuadt, principal second


violin, Betsy Federman, cello, Ellen Olson,
viola and Chris Chappell, violin.
They will play the celebrated:Mozart Oboe
Quartet and an amusing composition by
Beethoven entitled "Duet ivith Two Eyeglasses
Obligato" along with other chamber music.
S.Doors open at 6:30 p.m. in the library's com-
munity loonm.
The Library is at 101 Library Blvd.. off of
State Road Al.A. For more information, call
285-5037.


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Shelby's Coffee Shoppe in Neptune Beach is hosting an exhibit of photographs by Tracy
Densford this month. Alice Gartland says Densford uses Georgia O'Keefe's idea of con-
centrating on a part of a flower instead of the whole. See Art Scene, page B-3.


Camellia show next week


She Camellia Show and
Plant Sale will be held
Saturday, Dec. 1, at the
Mandarin Garden Club on
Loretto Road. This show is
sponsored by the Camellia
Society of Jacksonville, and
professionals will be there to
give you advice from 1:30
p.m. 5 p.m.
'Caihellias are our winter
flower, and some Sasanqua
varieties are already bloom-
ing at my neighbor's, an
absolutely gorgeous deep
pink. They last forever in a
dish of water, just floating for
days, and add such a boost
on the dreary days of winter.
When you leave the
Camellia Show, you can hit
the Flying Dragon Citrus
Nursery which is also on
Loretto Road. Billy Barwald
and his son have owned this
nursery for several genera-
tions, and their citrus plants
are fantastic. It is all grown
on a rootstock that can han-
dle temperatures to 18
degrees.
This rootstock is called
"Flying Dragon", thus the
name of the nursery. The
nursery is open to the public


BARBARA
MATHESON
GARDENING
COLUMNIST


only on weekends.
Since we ha\ e already had
temperatures that were pretty
low, I wanted to remind you
of what to do to prepare your
plants for those kind of situa-
tions.
Remember that those of
you living close to the ocean
or the Intracoastal Waterway
will always have tempera-
tures higher than those living
further inland and you might
not need to protect all your
plants.
However, the tropical


plants such as bougainvillea,
mandevilla, allamanda, bird
of paradise, frangipani,
jacaranda, heliconias, and
whatever else you have that
are tropical by nature, most
of these plants are very sensi-
tive to temperatures that go
lower than 40- 45 degrees.
Depending on your partic-
ular spot and the health of
the plant in your yard, you
may or may not need to do
anything more than give it a
good drink of water the day
of the predicted evening's
cold.
However, if the cold is
accompanied by winds, I rec-
ommend that you cover the
plant, even if it means tying
a sheet around it.
Winds remove more water
from the leaves and with
many tropical plants, this
will do them in. If you can
move any to a garage for the
cold period that will help.
Get your old sheets, towels,
and blankets ready to cover
any tender plant, one that is
newly planted, one that is a

See MATHESON, B-2


'Wonderful Tonight'


delves into sorrow


by JOHNNY WOODHOUSE
ASSOCIATE EDITOR
ressed in throw-away
paper shirts and
miniskirts, fashion
model Pattie Boyd epitomized
Britain's hip cultural revolu-
tion in the early 1960s.
With her long, skinny legs,
narrow hips
and "glass
ankles "
Boyd (34B-
24-34) --
graced the .
covers and
ad pages of
all the top
fashion
magazines
of the day.
"London
belonged to
the young.
All the old d,
class struc- : .
tures of our
parents'
generation
were break-
ing down,"
Boyd says in
her best-selling memoir
"Wonderful Tonight; George
Harrison, Eric Clapton, and
me" (Harmony Books, $25.95).
"It was an exciting time to
be alive. As a model working
for the most successful pho-
tographer in London, I was in
the thick of it."
A 5-foot-7 blonde, Boyd was
discovered by the late
Harrison on the set of "A Hard
Day's Night." She has been
called the most famous muse
in the history of rock and roll
and the inspiration for such
songs as "Layla" and
"Something."


In "Wonderful Tonight,"
Boyd breaks a 40-year silence
about her turbulent marriages
to Harrison and Clapton, two
of rock's most "addictive" and
"promiscuous musical genius-
es of the 20th century,"
according to Bbyd's book.
Along the way, Boyd, now
63, found
her own cre-
ative outlet
S" as a still
V, photogra-
S per. Her lat-
est exhibi-


ction, ts
'"Through
.t ro the Eyes of a
Murse,"
recently
toured two
continents.
S 'I feel it is
important to
S have m\y
say," Boyd
c writes ingthe
w preface to
"Wonderful
Tonight," a
collaboration
with royals biographer Penny
Junior.
"To have inspired Eric,. and
George before him, to write
such music was flattering."
But such adulation came
with a price.
According to the book,
Harrison took on many lovers
while married to Boyd, includ-
ing Ringo Starr's wife,
Maureen.
Clapton fathered a child
with Italian actress Lori del
Santo, a bitter blow to Boyd,
who couldn't conceive,
See BOYD, B-2
See BOYD, B-2


'Plugged In' rescheduled


The Jacksonville Symphony
Association has cancelled its
"Music of The Eagles'" per-
formance, which was sched-
uled for Sunday, Nov. 25.
This performance, part of
the symphony's "Plugged In
Series" of concerts, has been
rescheduled for June 7, 2008.
In addition, the association
has cancelled its Masterworks
performances, set for Nov. 29,
30 and Dec. 1.
The Jacksonville Symphony photo submitted
Association and the musi- The Mastersworks concerts
cians' union have been meet- featuring pianist Angela Cheng
ing since the beginning of have been cancelled.
September to negotiate terms
of a new contract. formances will be able to
The symphony association exchange their tickets for a
is asking "Music of The future JSO performance.
Eagles" ticket holders to No concerts after Dec. 2
retain their tickets until they have been cancelled.
receive new tickets for the For more information, call
rescheduled date. Ticket hold- 354-5547 or visit jaxsympho-
ers for the Nlasterworks per- ny.org.


photo submitted
Quinn Lemley plays Hollywood love goddess Rita Hayworth in
"The Heat is On!" The spicy blend of nightclub, theatre and retro
romance runs for two performances Saturday, Dec. 15, at the
Wilson Center for the Arts. Tickets $35-40. Call 632-3228.


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Boyd: Was rock's most famous muse


photo submit
"JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT' is staged through Sunday at the
Alhambra Dinner Theatre, 12000 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. Doors open two hours prior to curtain.
Tickets range from $39 to $46 for dinner and the show. Call 641-1212 for reservations.


FOR THE KIDS


WACKY WEDNESDAYS
WITH KYDS
On early release days, Wacky
Wednesday with KYDS will be
held at Lee's Ice Cream in
Atlantic Beach. The hours will
be 1:45-5 p.m. Nov. 28. Lee's
Ice Cream is at 299-2 Atlantic
Blvd. For information, call
339-0442. All the events are
free and open to the public.
Donations will be accepted to
benefit BEAM (Beaches
Emergency Assistance
Ministry).

TEDDY BEAR THURSDAYS
Adventure Landing, at 1944
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville
Beach, hosts an activity for
toddlers, pre-schoolers and ele-
mentary-aged children called
Teddy Bear Thursdays. Each
Thursday, from 10-11:30 a.m.,
children can create their own
stuffed animal at Adventure
Landing's Teddy Bear Factory.
For $7.99, a child and his'or
her caretaker can select an
"animal skin," then be
involved in the process of
stuffing it, naming it and issu-
ing the new stuffed animal
friend a.birth certificate. Kids
and their caretakers get to ride
the Wacky Worm Family roller
coaster, which is included in
thd price. Call 246-4386 for
information.

BEACHES BRANCH
LIBRARY ACTIVITIES
The Beaches Branch Library,
600 N. Third St., Neptune
Beach, offers a variety of chil-


dren's activities. For informa-
tion, call 241-1411.
Children's Programs
*Family Preschool &
Storytime, 0-5, Thursdays at
10:30 a.m.
*Toddler Time, 19 months-3
years, Wednesdays at 10:30
a.m.
*Mother Goose Storytime,
birth-19 months, Wednesdays
at 11 a.m.
*Preschool Storytime, 3-5
without adult, Wednesdays at
11:30 a.m.
*Saturday Craft Surprise,
held the first Saturday of each
month from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Teen Prograins
*Family Board Game Day
will be held from 2:30-4:30
p.m. Nov. 24. Games to be
played include checkers, chess,
Candyland and Battleship.
Adult Programs
*Sports film series,
Thursday at 6 p.m.
Nov. 29, "Glory Road"
Fresh popcorn provided.

PONTE ,VEDRA BRANCH
LIBRARY ACTIVITIES ,
The Ponte Vedra Beach
Branch Library, 101 Library
Blvd., offers classes for young-
sters each Wednesday. The
offerings are, at 9:45 a.m., Just
for Babies; at 10:30 a.m.,
Toddler Story Time; and at 11
a.m., Preschool Story Time.
Call 827-6950 for information.

DECEMBER AT ADVEN-
TURE LANDING
Adventure Landing, 1944
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville


Beach, has- a variety
December activities schedule
*Teddy Bear Toy Drive De
1-19: For every stuffed anim
purchased from Adventu
Landing's Teddy Bear Factor
Adventure Landing will dona
a brand new stuffed animal
Toys for Tots.
*Care Bears Teddy Be
Christmas Dec. 15: Breakfa
with Santa and the Care Bea
is offered. A breakfast buffet
available from 8-10 a.m., fo
lowed by a free meet and green
*The 12 Days of Christm
Dec. 20-31: Each da
Adventure Landing offers
daily special on attractions i
celebration of the holidays.
*Noon Year's Eve Dec. 3
From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., kids 1
and under can enjoy an All-I
Can-Play go-karts, miniatu
golf and laser tag for only $1
per person. At noon, in cel
bration of the new year, a
kids can participate in a ba
loon drop, and all balloons a
filled with prizes,

SEqADE PUPPET SHOWS
Seaside Playgarden pupp
shows are held at 4 p.m. tl
first Thursday of each moni
at the Seaside Playgarden,.
Waldorf Initiative, 223 81
Ave. S., Jacksonville Beach. Tl
puppet shows, which a
appropriate for children' ag
2-9, are free to the public. F
information on Waldorf educ
tion and programs available
Seaside Playgarden, vis
jaxwaldorf.org or call 24
1314.


Cont. from B-1
Harrison's excesses with
cocaine and transcendental
meditation and Clapton's bat-
tles with heroin (he snorted
it) and alcohol (he needed it
every five hours) are covered
in the 321-page memoir, illus-
trated with black-and-white
and color photos from Boyd's
private collection.
According to the book,
Harrison once "chanted for
three months." On Clapton,
Boyd writes: "Eric was clearly
an addictive personality. He
was surprisingly shy and reti-
cent. He did things George no
longer did" like paying
attention to her.
But Clapton's backstory -
he was an illegitimate child
raised by grandparents -
"colored.his relationships

ST. AUGUSTINE

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Wonderland

in St. Aug.

features ice

of skating rink
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re St. Augustine Amphitheatre
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te holiday shopping, children's
to storybook readings, and s'mores
on an open fire.
ar Test your skills on a large ice
ist skating rink, visit the elf village
.rs and see Santa Claus. Winter
is Wonderland is free and open to
)l- the public.
et. There is an $8 fee for ice-skat-
as ing. Winter Wonderland is open
ay Monday through Friday from 6
a to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday and
in Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10:30
p.m. through Dec. 23.
1: It reopens daily Dec. 26
12 through Jan. 1 from 11 a.m. to
U- 10:30 p.m.
re The St. Augustine
10 Amphitheatre is located at 1340
e- A1A South in St. Augustine.
all For more information, call
l- 904.471.1965 or visit
re www.staugamphitheatre.com.


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Matheson: Water before the freeze


Cont. from B-1
tropical, and one that is under
stress from a disease. And do
not forget-to include those
baby annuals that you may
have just planted. Yes, pansies
and petunias are freeze toler-
ant once they are established,
but that takes a few weeks, so
cover them up.
Always water 24-48 hours
before a predicted freeze and
if it is windy, water again right
After it. Don't keep watering"
every day or you'll over water,
but we want the plants to go
into a freeze with as much
water taken up into their roots
as possible. This goes for the
grass, too.
And by all means, if you are
still replacing sod, know that
you are taking a major risk of
losing it all, and it will not be
the lawn maintenance per-
son's fault.
New sod must get watered
daily until it has taken hold,
and it might freeze and never
come back if it is just laid. It is
getting too late to do this
unless you have lots of money
to burn.
Remember too, tlat if you
cover plants for the night,
remove the covering during
the day. Do not go to work
leaving it on or when you
finally do remove it, your
plant may have cooked and
lost all of its leaves. You know
how warm it .can get during
the day, even though the heat
comes on in the early morn-
ing when you go to work.
Remove that covering before
you pull away from the drive-
way.
Lastly, many folks have
already bought poinsettias
and placed them at their
doorsteps, and I've already
seen them all droopy.
Someone has forgotten that
these are living plants and


photo submitted
Neptune Beach residents Dan and Catherine Jordan, with their
dog, Ruby, recently received the Ish Brant Beautification
Committee Yard of the Month award from committee member
Kara Tucker (center).


must have water to survive,
no matter how pretty they
looked at the store. Please do
not forget this or you'll be a
purchaser of numerous poin-
settia replacements this sea-
son.


I will go through my ritual
with watering and the care of
them in next week's column,
but until then, just use your
head and give these guys a
drink.


with women."
Boyd was barely 21 when
she married Harrison in 1966.
She said she fought off
Clapton's romantic advances
until 1970 when she learned
that Clapton's hit guitar
opus, "Layla," had been writ-
ten especially for her.
The song about a man
who falls hopelessly in love
with a woman who is unavail-
able was one of four
Clapton would pen for Boyd,
his wife of 10 years.
After her amicable divorce
from Harrison in 1977, Boyd
joined Clapton on tour, where
the party never ended.
They divorced in 1989. Two
years later, Boyd attended the
funeral for Clapton and del
Santo's 4-year-old son, Conor,
who died in an accidental fall.


In the book, Boyd also
delves into her own dysfunc-
tional family, growing up in
Catholic boarding schools and
breaking into modeling as a
beauty salon apprentice at 17.
Something in the way Boyd
moved obviously spurred
Harrison and Clapton to great
songwriting heights.
The book's bittersweet title
comes from a song Clapton
wrote while Boyd couldn't
decide which dress to wear
one evening.
"It was such a simple song
but so beautiful and for years
it tore at me," the book says.
"Wonderful Tonight" was
the most poignant reminder
of all that was good in our
relationship, and when things
went wrong it was torture to
hear it."


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THE BEACHES LEADER, PONTE VEDRA LEADER is once again publishing a
Songbook of Holiday Favorites just the right size for caroling and sing-a-longs. From
Silent Night to Jingle Bells, you'll find the words to your favorite music. Local busi-
nesses and The Leader make this book available at no charge through your communi-
ty newspaper. The 2006 Songbook was recognized by the Florida Press Association as
an outstanding publication.

If your church, club, neighborhood or family would like extra copies to use this
Holiday Season, please call our office to request those copies now. You may also
email your request to linda@beachesleader.com. The Songbooks will be published
December 5, 2007. Call now.


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ARTS





Town Center art shops ringing in the season


Weekend 3


Town Center in Neptune
Beach is becoming an
art center.
Three new exhibits opened
this week within a few steps
of each other.
Stellers Annex, always a
joy to visit, opened a new
exhibit last Friday night of
two artists, Joyce Norwood
and Sabre Esler, who paint
the art everyone enjoys -
beach scenes and flowers.
The beach scenes are beau-
tiful in color and scope made
more realistic by the addi-
tion of figures, some alone
and some in groups.
Including figures in a
painting requires skill and
drawing ability which both
of these artists have. The
skillful blending of color, the
subject matter and beautiful
framing would make these
works ideal gifts. Realistic
flowers on a large scale are
also included in the exhibit
of about thirty paintings.
Stellers Annex is at 200 1st
St., Neptune Beach. Call 247-
7200.
Across the courtyard is
First Street Gallery. Anyone
looking for the unusual in
Christmas gifts should not
miss the Christmas
Ornament Show, which
opened this week at the
gallery.
A wide variety of unique
Christmas ornaments created
from shells are available.
These imaginative artists
have created angels, snow-
men, Christmas stars, Santas,
wreaths, Christmas cards,
and jewelry, that would be
ideal gifts.
One particular Christmas
ornament impressed me. It
was a hanging clear glass
cone with at least 50 tiny
seashells inside. First Street
Gallery is at 216B 1st St.,
Neptune Beach. Call 246-
6338.
Shelby's Coffee Shoppe,
also in the courtyard, has a
new exhibit of photographs
by Tracy Densford. The large
photographs are colorful and
unique. She uses Georgia
O'Keefe's ii~ea f cconfer)trat-
ing on a pat rt ct a flower "''
instead of the whole. She
zeroes in on a center or a
leaf or an unusual plant or
grouping. The colors are
beautiful and monochromat-
ic.


ALICE
GARTLAND
ART SCENE


Shelby's is at 101 1st St.,
Neptune Beach.
Ocean 60 is hosting a ret-
rospective of Jacksonville
artist Joanelle Mulrain's 2007
work through the month of
November.
Of interest will be the
debut of her photography
suite, "Little Monks of
Bhutan," depicting a day in
the life of the young monks
living in the Dzong in Paro,
Bhutan, along with portraits
of men and women at work
in Nepal.
Mulrain is an "artist in
residence" at Gallery Framery
in San Marco. For more
about the Ocean 60 exhibit,
call 247-0060.
If you are looking for the
truly unusual gift, visit
Eclectic Gallery in
Jacksonville Beach. "Infinite
Reflections: Kaleidoscope
Magic and Wonder," opened
this week at the gallery.
The mystery of how glass
reacts with other glass in a
compact space has fascinated
viewers for centuries. All ages
will enjoy the beauty the
kaleidoscope presents and
what a wonderful and
unique gift one would make.
Do not miss this collection
by artist Sue Rioux at 2405
3rd St. S., Jacksonville Beach.
Call 247-3750.
* *
Gifts of art can be found at
our museums. The Cummer
Museum of Art,& Gardens
has beautiflur-nd unique
items related to its current
exhibit, "Art from the Ashes:
In Stabiano, Exploring the
Ancient Seaside Villas of the
Roman Elite." Call 355-0630.
* *


The Jacksonville Museum
of Contemporary Art has
Christmas cards, jewelry,
ceramics, glass, textiles and a
wide variety of crafts for
children and adults. The
museum has free admission
on Wednesday from 6 to 9
p.m. and free family admis-
sion from noon until 4 p.m.
on Sunday.
* *
Like a gift to the commu-
nity, "Winter Selections," the
new exhibit at the J. Johnson
Gallery presents a sampling
of contemporary art usually
available only in New York.
Whether you like it or not,
it is educational to see what
some successful 20th century
artists are creating. It is a
phase in the history of art
like the Impressionists who
were laughed at in their
time.
The beautiful, the ugly, the
quirky, large and small, all
are represented. Do not fail
to see this exhibit at 177 4th
Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach.
Call 435-6709.
The Hisshin Sumi-e Society
of Northeast Florida is featur-
ing East Asian brush paint-
ings, fans and ceramics at
the Ponte Branch Vedra
Library.
Eighteen members ae rep-
resented in this fascinating
exhibit which runs through
NOv. 29.
Sumi-e is an ancient,
Chinese art of painting with
ink on rice paper that dates
back three centuries. The
Hisshin Sumi-e Society meets
the second Thursday of each
month at the Players
Community Senior Center in
Palm Valley. Call 249-5055.
* *
The performing arts have
much to offer this holiday
season.
Players by-the-Sea will
open "It's a Wonderful Life"
Nov. 30. The classic holiday
play will run on Friday and
Saturday nights through Dec.
15 at 106 6th St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. Call 249-
-- 289 for reservations.L '
,
The Atlantic Beach
Experimental Theater will
debut its Stage 2 production,
"An O'Henry Christmas," on
Dec. 7. The Christmas musi-
cal by Howard Burman, will


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Eclectic Galleries presents "Kaleidoscopes for Kids," a month-long program promoting kaleido-
scope art for children. The program is being done in partnership with Art with a Heart for Children,
at Wolfson Children's Hospital. The kits, which cost $16.95, include everything needed to make a
kaleidoscope the main body, mirrors, beads, and an 89-page book. Art with a Heart for Children
is a nonprofit organization that is committed to providing.hospitalized children with a0 opportunity
for expression and creativity through art instruction. Eclectic Galleries is at 2405 3rd St. S.,
Jacksonville Beach, Call 247-3750 for more details.


run Dec. 8, 14, 15 and 16 at
the Adele Grage Cultural
Center, 716 Ocean Blvd,
Atlantic Beach. For reserva-
tions call 249-7177
** *
The Beaches "Fine'Arts :
Series will present Maxii m
Anikushin, a native of
Moscow, in a program of
piano music on Friday, Nov.
30, at 7:30 p.m. The featured
visual artist at the reception


following the performance
will be Cookie Davis. Call
270-1771 for information.

The city of Atlantic Beach
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Friday, Dec.'8, at'B3ull
Memorial Park. The event is
free. Call 247-5828 for infor-
mation.
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will be held Saturday and
Sunday at Francis Field
behind the St. Augustine
Downtown Historic Parking
Facility on Castillo Drive.
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"crafts "at a juried eventt The
festival is' sponsored by' the
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SONY PICTURES
Michael "Baby" Whitfield (Grammy nominee Chris Brown) aspires to be a singer, but is afraid to tell his mother (Loretta Devine)
because she has already lost her musician husband and eldest son to the road in the poignant drama "This Christmas."





Media inserts itself into documentary


Although the two docu-
mentaries' subject mat-
ter couldn't be more
different, "My Kid Could
Paint That" has a lot in com-
mon with "The King of
Kong," released earlier this
year.
. The subject of "Kong" was
an amateur video-game play-
er who bested a 25-year high
score on Donkey Kong and
then was questioned by skep-
tics who didn't really believe ,
he'diachieved-the'record.
The subject of "Kid" is
Maria Olmstead, a four-year-
old girl whose abstract paint-
ings fetched thousands of
dollars, only to have TV's "60
Minutes" depict her as a
fraud thrust into the spot-
light by her father, a some-
time painter himself.
But it's the movie's differ-
ences that make "Kid" rather
heartbreaking.
The hero of "Kong" was
quite willing to put himself


STEVE BAILEY
'; :REVIEWER
on the line to achieve his
goal. But Marla naturally,
being a pre-schooler is
quite indifferent to her fame
and notoriety. She just paints
for fun; it's the big people
around her who make such a
fuss about it.
The movie tells us that one
day, when Marla's father
Mark was painting, she asked
to paint as well. To her par-
ents' surprise, Marla's ran-
dom paintings attracted local
attention and then sold for


thousands of dollars in the
art world.
But after the "60 Minutes"
profile airs, Maria's cultural
cache plummets, and her
parents' judgment is callous-
ly called into question.
It's only after Mark video-
tapes Maria's step-by-step
painting process that the
Olmsteads' name is "cleared."
One villain that the movie
rightfully blames is the news
media and its feeding frenzy
for catchy stories. The movie
also shows film clips of pre-
vious child prodigies (includ-
ing Shirley Temple) by way
of commenting on how fasci-
nated we are by kids who
behave like adults.
The movie's major debit is
that, even though it runs for
only 83 minutes, director
Amir Bar-Ley milks his story
far too long. The movie's
final quarter shows Bar-Ley
re-interviewing the parents
and other subjects, stating


that.he still isn't satisfied
that Maria did her own
paintings.
Thus, perhaps unwittingly,
the filmmaker becomes part
of the very problem that he
claims to be examining. In
the age of YouTube and
MySpace, "My Kid Could
Paint That" is a prime exam-
ple of the media narcissisti-
cally inserting itself into the
story. .
As such, a movie that starts
as a fascinating documentary
soon turns upon itself. By
movie's end, like Maria's
mother Laura, you wish Bar-
Ley would leave the family
alone and let Marla get on
with her life genius painter
or not.
"My Kid Could Paint That"
is rated PG-13 for brief adult
language.


by SARAH LINWOOD
CONTRIBUTOR
here's an ancient, and
well known, bit of
Biblical wisdom allud-
ing to how one is raised. "As
the twig is bent, so grows the
tree." New England folklore
posits the same idea using
different words: "If the old
mare trots, the colt will too."
Undoubtedly, every religion
and nation throughout the
world has its own version, all
passing on the fact how one's
brought up is a major influ-
ence on their lifelong activi-
ty.
Nowhere is this more
apparent than in "Judge Judy:
Justice Served." It's a 105-
minute, unrated compilation
of the world's most popular
TV judge's most laughable,
sad, angry and plain stupid
cases. In more than 13 sea-
sons, Judy Sheindlin, an
authentic 30+ year retired
New York Family Court
judge, has seen it all.
People with no conscience,
many who lack a moral com-
pass, those who're just plain
evil and some merely caught
up in the law's morass, have
slowly paraded through her
TV courtroom. Her rulings .
aren't merely TV constructs
with no authority.
To find cases, her scouts
scour the nation's Small
Claims courts and propose to
the litigants they instead set-
tle their dispute in an
Arbitration Court. They legal-
ly agree to accept her deci-
sion, along with a free trip to
New York, meals and.a hotel.
No one is paid for appear-
ing, but there's one other
benefit. If you win, the
show's producers pay you the
cash judgment.
This bypasses one of the
main Small Claims Court
problems, that of collecting.
Anyone who's actually sued
in, sitchbsurts Inows.being.i
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The Rick Arcusa Band, featuring Neptune Beach residents Rick and Vanya Arcusa (center), perform at 9:30 p.m. today and
Saturday at Brewster's Pub, 14003 Beach Blvd. Call 223-9850.



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Aromas Cigar, Wine &
Martini Bar, 880 A1A N., Ponte
Vedra Beach- 280-2525. Le
Monde Quartet plays Latin
music Tuesdays. The Jason
Anderson Group performs
every Thursday. Jose LeBron
and The LeMonde Quintet per-
form every Saturday.
* *
The Atlantic, 333 N. 1st St.,
Jacksonville Beach. Acoustic
rock with Charlie Walker,
Funktion and Acme in the main
bar every Wednesday.
* *
Bo's Coral Reef, 201 5th Ave.
N.,. Jacksonville Beach 246-
9874. DJs and female imperson-
ators weekly.
Brix Taphouse, 300 2nd Street
N., Jacksonville Beach, Charlie
Walker plays mellow rock and
music of the beach from 10
p.m. to 1 a.m. every Sunday.
Live music is performed every
Wednesday '
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Bukkets Oceanfront features
live music from local artists
from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every
Friday and Saturday.
Cap'n Odies, 2200 Mayport
Road, Atlantic Beach 241-
8848. Live music from 9:30
p.m. to 1:30 a.m. today and
Saturday. Country night every
Sunday.
Caribbee Key, 100 N 1st St.,
Neptune Beach 270-8940,
features Matt Still at 8 p.m.
every Tuesday, Charlie Walker
at 10 p.m. every Thursday, Pili
Pili reggae every Friday and
Saturday and Jimmy Parrish &
the Ocean Waves every Sunday
at 3 p.m.
* *
Culhanes Irish Pub, 967
Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach *
249-9595, features Traditional
irish music is performed every


Sunday at 6 p.m.
Fionn MacCool's Irish Pub &
Restaurant, 333 1st St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach 242-9499.
Cloud Nine followed by Jimmy
Solari every Wednesday. Spade
McQuade plays every Sunday.
* *
Fly's Tie, 177 E. Sailfish Dr.,
Atlantic Beach 246-4293.
Songwriter's night with Seth
Ramsdill every Tuesday. Reggae
with Pili Pili every Wednesday.
The Wes Cobb Band is in
Thursday. Mystic Dino and the
420 Band are in Sundays.
* *
Freebird Live, 200 N. 1st St.,
Jacksonville Beach 246-BIRD
ZoSo, "The Led Zeppelin
Experience" perform tonight at
8 p.m. Tickets are $10, the show
is for all ages.
Saturday, Nov. 25, As
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i Hollowpoint.and Militia.;More:
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Latitudes Cafe, 2429 S. 3rd
Street, Jacksonville Beach, holds
acoustic night every Tuesday
with live music from Chelsea
Saddler from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Half price bottles of wine
offered all night. Wednesday
ladies drink free. Trivia Night is
Thursday from 8 p.m. to 10
p.m. with food and buckets of
beer specials.
Happy Hour is offered
Tuesday-Friday from 11am-7pm
* *
Lynch's Irish Pub, 514 N. 1st
St., Jacksonville Beach 249-
5181, Roger That plays tonight
and Saturday, Nov. 24, both
shows start at 10 p.m. until 2
a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25 is karaoke
night beginning at 10 p.m.
More information available on
www. lynchsirishpub.com
* *


Mackenzie's Steakhouse, 100
Sawgrass Village, Ponte Vedra
Beach 543-9143. Gene
Nordan plays piano Tuesday
through Thursday nights. Don
Miniard plays Saturday.
Michael Howard plays Sunday.
Will Hurley performs Fridays
and Mondays.
Max's Restaurant, 1312 Beach
Blvd., Jacksonville Beach 247-
6820. John Evans plays the
piano every Friday and
Saturday.
Ocean Club, 401 1st Street
North, Jacksonville Beach.
Mystic Roots in the tiki bar
every Tuesday. Fifth South and
the Glass Camels are in the
Bubba Lounge every
Wednesday. Reggae with Pill Pili
from 4 to 8 p.m. every Sunday.


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The Atlantic, 333 N. 1st St.,
Jacksonville Beach. Jocelyn &
the Geronimos host karaoke
every Tuesday.
Cliff's at the Beach, 1401
Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach.
Karaoke every Wednesday and
Thursday.
'Lynch's Irish Pub, 514 N. 1st
St., Jacksonville Beach. Karaoke
is held at 9:30 p.m. every
Sunday.
Monkey's Uncle Tavern, 1850
3rd Street S., Jacksonville Beach.
Karaoke every Tuesday,
Wednesday, Saturday and
Sunday with a contest at 11
p.m. every other Thursday.
Spare Time Tavern and Grille,
1728 3rd St. N., Jacksonville
Beach. Karaoke every
Wednesday.


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Holiday bliss: Give your home a guest-friendly holiday tune-up


With guests coming
from far and wide to
celebrate the holi-
days this year, you have never
had a better excuse to make
your home more livable. Hey,
it's only human to put off fix-
ing that leaky faucet or
squeaky stair, but we all want
our homes to be perfect when
we are playing host. Your
guests will greatly appreciate
the effort you go through and
you'll get the benefit of a
nicer home once they leave.
Now Janes don't generally
need an excuse to jump into
DIY action, but since the
countdown to the holidays
has started, it's time to get
moving! Here are a few tips to
get you started:
Put Out the Welcome Mat
Creating a great guest room
involves more than just clean-
ing the linens the night before
your visitors arrive. It's easy to
think that your guests will feel
right at home in your house
because, well, it's your house!
Just because the room has a
bed doesn't necessarily make
it a good guest room.
Homeowners often use their
spare bedroom as an office or
a gym. Would you really want
to spend the night nestled
next to a computer or a tread-
mill? Well, neither do Aunt
Sylvia and Uncle Fred!
If this sounds familiar, start
by cleaning out as much as
your stuff as you possibly can
before your guests arrive. Try
to make the room less about
function and more about
comfort. Take big items to the
garage and store papers and
other important documents
away in inexpensive plastic
storage containers or neatly in
the closet. (Remember, your
short-term guests will only
need a little space for their
clothes).
If you can, try to invest in a
few functional furnishings. A
daybed makes the transition


HEIDI BAKER and
EDEN JARRIN
'Be Jane'


from full mattress to couch,
and an armoire can serve mul-
tiple purposes. If you don't
have the dough to plunk
down (and really, who does
with the holidays looming)
scour Craig's list, yard sales,
and second-hand stores for
classic, clean pieces. A little
paint or stain can breathe new
life into any piece of furni-
ture, regardless of how dilapi-
dated it may look!
Don't forget those creature
comforts. A television, a
phone, even a computer with
internet access will allow your
guests to truly feel at home.
And clean linens are a must.
For less than $20 at most dis-
count stores, you can find
high quality sheets and tow-
els. Add a scented candle,
fresh flowers or linen spray to
give your guests a hotel-like
experience.
But I Don't Have A Guest
Room!
If your guests are going to
shack up on the couch for a
'bit, be sure that they have a
little space to call their own.
Clear out a hall closet, give
them a drawer in the bath-
room, or make room on a
bookshelf. There's nothing
less inviting for a guest than
to have to unpack and repack
their suitcase every day.


Privacy is extremely impor-
tant. If you have a small
apartment, be sure that your
guest feels that they have a bit
of alone time. They should
have access to the television
and a reading light even after
you decide to go to bed. In
the morning, it's even more
important to be as respectful
as possible. If you have chil-
dren or pets, keep them out of
the guest area until they wake.
Keep your kids from rifling
through your guests personal
belongings and allow your
guest an appropriate space
and time to dress and prep for
the day.
Get on those Repairs
It's no secret that your toilet
runs constantly or that door-
knob jiggles when you go to
turn it, but who wants to
tackle these mundane repairs?
Just because they don't pro-
vide the biggest payoff doesn't
mean you can ignore these
annoyances forever. Besides,
once your guests come, you
run the risk of having them
comment on them. (And
everyone has one of those rel-
atives). Then you will be
annoyed and embarrassed.
Make a list of all of the
things that need looking into
and tackle them in order of
importance. If you're honest,
you will probably have quite a
lengthy list, so don't expect to
get to all of the projects. Be
realistic about what you can
get done and set a timeline.
Once they are complete, you
will feel more confident about
the way your home looks and
feels. To make sure you at
least get something done,
order them from easiest to
hardest rather than feeling
overwhelmed by the hardest
task being project number
one.
Cleanliness Speaks Volumes
No matter how you live the
rest of the year, the one thing
you want to be sure of is that
your house is clean before


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course to the wine cellar


reg Norman is well
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lar success on the golf
course, which includes two
British Open Championships,
20 U.S. PGA Tour titles, and a
,2001 induction into the World
sGolf Hall of fame. Mr. Norman
is also a successful business-
man whose endeavors includes
a wide range of businesses
including golf course design,
men's and women's clothing
apparel and winemaking.
We recently met with TOM MN
Andrew Hale, senior winemak- and PATE
er to Greg Norman Estates 'The Wi
since 2000, to get his take on
the current state of Australian
winemaking and to taste some of Mr.
Norman's current wine offerings.
Mr. Hale related how the three plagues of
drought, late frosts and fires have severely
impacted the 2007 harvest in Australia, with
some areas losing up to 50 percent of their
crop. He also discussed his concerns with the
potential of global warming, which can cause
Grapes to ripen too fast and not fully develop
full flavor maturity. Fortunately, none of the
wines that we tasted had been cursed with any
of the above calamities. We were very favor-
ably impressed with the Greg Norman Estates
Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir Australia
NV ($15). Nice biscuit nose, and an elegant,
austere expression in the mouth with refresh-
ing citrus notes. It would be the perfect accom-
paniment to appetizers or the main course.
Finishes long and creamy. This is an amazing
sparkler for the price and would certainly pro-
vide a lot of pleasure for the upcoming Holiday
meals.
We were also impressed with a trio of Greg
Norman Estates Padthaway Reserve Shiraz -
2000, 2001-and 2002. The 2000 exhibits a
plum nose, and rich blackberry and chocolate
flavors. Nice acidity to accompany food and a
hint of oak, and mild supple tannins. The 2001
was another winner with ripe plum and black-
berry notes, and a more pronounced spice and
mint: Soft tannins and round mouthfeel.
Our favorite in a close race, though, was the
2002, which exhibited a distinctive mocha
nose and flavor mixed with the rich blackberry
and plum flavors.
All three of these wines are ready to drink
now, or they can easily age for up. to 10 years.
They are 100 percent shiraz and retail for
about $50.
ZINFANDELS


We tasted a bunch of new
and old zinfandels at a recent
tasting with friends. You won't
find a better concoction for
good cheer.
As the weather turns cold,
zinfandel is a good choice to
*i wd'off the v/ifer' chill. And,
it is a perfect accompaniment
to foods like chili, stew and
sausage. Sounds like a tailgate
to us.
Here are some recommenda-
tions:
ARQUART Barclay & Browning Lake
RICK DARR County Zinfandel 2002 ($25).
ine Guys' Rust-brown color shows the
age of this rich and complex
zinfandel from an area not
widely known for this grape variety. Cherry
and ripe berry flavors with a dose of black pep-
per and herbs. Gritty tannins and long finish.
One of our favorites of the tasting.
Marietta Zinfandel 2005 ($18). Sporting a
classy new label, Marietta delivers consistent
quality zinfandel year to year and remains one
of the best-kept secrets on the market. The
2005 has raspberry and blackberry flavors, rich
mouthfeel and silky tannins.
Alexander Valley Vineyards Sin Zin 2005
($20). Easy drinking with raspberry and straw-
berry flavors, a hint of pepper and mint, and a
long finish.
Alexander Valley Vineyards Redemption
Dry Creek Zinfandel 2005 ($25). Grapes from
two vineyards go into this richly textured arid
dense wine. Lead pencil and cherry aromas
with jammy blackberry and cherry flavors.
Sbragia Family Vinyards Gino's Vineyard
Zinfandel 2003 ($30). Explosive berry aromas,
generous and bright blackberry and blueberry
fruit with hints of licorice and coffee. Sweet
vanillin oak on the finish. A complex and
multi-layered wine.
XYZ '10' Zinfandel 2005 ($20). This pro-
ducer takes a page from tawny ports and
divides its zinfandels by age 10, 40, and 100
year in reference to the age of the vines. This
"young" version sports bright blueberry and
blackberry flavors and is very enjoyable.
Another one.of our favorites.
WINE OF THE WEEK
Ridge York Creek California Zinfandel
2004 ($30). About 13 percent of this wine is
petite sirah, which gives it a sturdy structure.
Violet aromas, soft fruit redolent of raspberries
and cherries, followed by a long, intense fin-
ish. This is winemaker Paul Draper's 30th vin-
tage of the York.Creek wine.


your guests arrive. You also
want to be sure that it stays as
clean as possible during their
visit. This will not only make
your guests feel more comfort-
able during their stay, but will
keep the family rumor mill
down to a minimum. Think
about how many of your rela-
tives talked to you about the
way a certain member of the
family lives!
The Outside Speaks, Too!
How does the front of your
home look? Are there dead
weeds littering the driveway?
Is it dark and depressing?
There are a number of small
projects that you can do in
the course of a weekend to
spruce up the front yard.
From installing outdoor light-
ing kits, building a walkway,
planting a small flower bed, or
even painting the front of the
house, your guests will feel
more at home and you'll be
proud to show off the results
of your hard work.
Accept That Things Will
Break
Look, if your grandmother's
china is something that is


very important to you, only
serve Thanksgiving dinner on
it if you can bear the thought
of a piece or two getting mis-
placed or broken. There's no
sense in having a meltdown
over a broken plate in front of
the one group of people that
will remember it for every
year thereafter. If it's some-
thing that seems stressful just
thinking about it, then con-
sider using the not-so-nice
tableware and set the scene
with beautiful linens and cut-
lery. Trust us, nobody will
care. Everyone is really there
for the company and the food
anyway!
Prepare Properly
With guests in town,
remember to be realistic.
Choose your home improve-
ment projects wisely and real-
istically. If you don't think
you can get a particular proj-
ect done well before the
arrival of your guests, then
don't start it. There's nothing
worse than staying in a room
that's "half-done."
That said, we all want our
homes to look absolutely per-


fect, but resist the urge to
splurge on expensive furni-
ture, rugs, or other decor in
anticipation of your guests
arriving. With children comes
horseplay, spilled drinks and
dirt, so save yourself the
headache of worrying about
your most important personal
items. The last thing you want
to be is the kind of host who
screams over footprints on the
carpet. Assume that your
guests will put their feet on
the furniture, and plan
accordingly! You can always
hire a cleaning crew for those
tornado-like relatives.
The most important thing
to remember with all of this is
to be sure not to lose sight of
what the holidays are really
about-spending time with
your family and friends. By
getting some minor projects
out of the way and preparing
accordingly, you will be able
to. let yourself relax and enjoy
the inner bliss this time of the
year can bring.
Happy holidays!
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PET TALES




....Name:
Winston
Age: 8 1/2
years
Weight: 8.5
pounds
Gender: male
Breed:
Maltese
Coloring:
A .white
Residence:
WI Ponte Vedra
Beach
Owners:
David & Jean
,A "Gleason
Favorite
Food: Kibbles
4 Mixed with
gourmet treats
Favorite
pastime: sit-
ting on David's
... ,. lap while riding
Sin the car.








Unleashed:
Winston is an affectionate dog who likes people
more than he likes other dogs. He anxiously waits for
his owner to return from work each day.

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Name: Clovis
Age: 2 1/2
Years
Weight: 8.5
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Gender: male
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: -Nova Scotia
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Retriever
I Coloring:
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Residence:
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Owner:
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Favorite
Food:
peanut butter
... i~iFavorite
pastime: play-
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o.,' "fuzzy man,
:. ,going to the
dog park and
4 running circles
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How to pick a perfect pet


FROM CONTRIBUTOR
Pets are known to be good
for humans, mentally and
physically. In some persons,
caring for a pet can boost self-
esteem, prevent loneliness or
lower heart rate and blood
pressure, according to kid-
shealth.org.
Selecting the right pet is a
serious decision that family
members should make
together, according to the
site, created by The Nemours
Foundation's Center for
Children's Health Media.
The site suggests the follow-
ing for choosing a pet:
Selecting a pet should not
be done on impulse, as it
sometimes is around the holi-
days. Animals are often
returned when families
haven't considered how
much responsibility a pet
takes.
If you are adamant
about getting your child a
pet for a special occasion,
pet advocates suggest wrap-
ping some pet supplies as
gifts, then picking out the
pet as a family.
Before getting a pet, dis-
cuss expectations and
responsibilities for each
family member, keeping
each person's lifestyle in
mind.
How much care will this
pet require? Who will feed
the pet? Groom it? Who will
walk it, or clean its living
space?
What will the pet do dur-
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tice? Family vacations?
Consider what kind of
medical care the pet will
need, how big it will grow to
be whether its size and
habits will fit well with your
home and/or yard.
(Cats, birds, rabbits, and
other small animals can
generally adapt to any
space, but dogs need lots of
room to run and jump,
according to
kidshealth.org).
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pets may not be safe for

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AROUND THE HOME



Clean, organize pantry


Chances are on any given
day, you'll find that you
can't locate some impor-
tant item or you'll go in and get
the two items you need and for-
get a third. However, if your
pantry's clean and organized,
you'll find what you need when
you need it.
You'll save money, too,
because you won't overbuy
items and you'll save time
because you'll know exactly
where to go when you need
something..
If you find that you are
searching for items and can't
find things this week, resolve
that you will clean and organize
your pantry once and for all so
when that same horde shows up
for Christmas, you won't frantical-
ly be running to the grocery store
for a missed item and all your
cooking and baking will go more
smoothly and efficiently.
Organizing Your Pantry in
Three Steps
STEP ONE: Clean. Take every-
thing out of your pantry and clean
it thoroughly. Line the shelves
with paper or shelf liner. I like the
plastic liner that can be wiped
dean. Alternatively you could use
freezer paper. Be sure to throw out
any old food. If it's been in the *
pantry more than a year, it's not
wasteful to throw it away; it's safer
and better for your family.


KATHRYN WEBER
HOME COLUMNIST


STEP TWO: Organize. Divide
your pantry into zones. You can
label the areas if you like, but it's
not necessary. Create a baking.
zone and store all your baking
items there.
Put your common baking items
on a tray or in a basket that can be
removed and brought to the
counter where you work rather
than having to carry each item
individually. Have a common
zone for the items you use most
commonly and put these at eye
level.
Next, put those items that you
use less frequently such as paper
products and heavy items or any-
thing you buy in bulk on the
lower shelves. Place a lazy Susan
on a shelf.for small bottles of


condiments and sauces.
Add storage containers, boxes,
and trays to corral chip bags, '
opened bags of pasta, or mixes.
Use stair-step can storage for easy
viewing. Grouping items helps
you find things and know in an
instant where everything is.
STEP THREE: Make a list.
Create a list of the items you need
for your pantry that includes gro-
cery items and organizers.
You may also want to mount a
dry erase board so you can write
down anything that you need.
Then when you're ready to gro-
cery shdp, you need only to check
the board to see what you need.
A fun option is to paint the
inside of your pantry door with
chalkboard paint and use the door
as your chalkboard. Lastly, consid-
er making a spot to keep your gro-
cery list and some pens so you can
keep your groceries and your gro-
cery list together.
For my own booklet-style gro-
cery list, visit
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download it free of charge.
Kathryn Weber is a home and dec-
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Real Home E-Zine. For more informa-
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An organized efficient pantry isn't out of reach. Simple steps can help create order out of
culinary chaos and help you cook and shop more efficiently.


THE CREATIVE COOK


by JULIA MERLA
I am a fan of mushrooms, par-
ticularly white-mushrooms and
portabellos.
This time of year, for the hol-
idays, I look forward to the huge
white mushrooms that I serve
stuffed. The wonderful thing
about stuffed mushrooms is
their versatility. You can stuff
them with just about anything.
The most common stuffing is
crabmeat, which is served as an
appetizer in most restaurants
around the country.
I do a pepperoni-stuffed
mushroom recipe which I
iiiiefiIed myself. Of course, you
could always do just a simple
bread crumb stuffing if you'd


rather do without the extra
calories. Mushrooms, as you
know, are naturally low in calo-
ries.
Portabellos c sanstand in-for
beef any day. You can grill them
(brush with olive oil on both
sides and season with salt and
pepper), place them on a ham-
burger bun and voila! You'll
never know the difference
between that and a real meat
Burger. That's why portabellos
are referred to as the "steak" of
mushrooms.
Here's another idea. Grill a
portabello mushroom as I told
you above and tihein melt some'
Gruyere (or cheese of your
choice) on top. It's delicious as


an entree or appetizer, whichev-
er you prefer.
Today, I give you two stuffed
mushroom recipes. Enjoy!
SAUSAGE STUFFED
MUSHROOMS
1 pound small fresh white
mushrooms
1 tablespoon vegetable oil,
divided
1/4 cup finely chopped
onions
.1 hot Italian sausage, casing
removed
1 tablespoon dried bread
crumbs
Heat oven to 400F Remove
Hiiiuiiibom steiiis; i6serve. ii a
medium bowl, place caps; toss
with 1 teaspoon of the oil. On a


rimmed baking sheet, arrange
niushrooms-gill side down; bake
10 minutes. Meanwhile, chop
enough o reserved mushroom
stems to make 1/2 cup. In a
small skillet, over medium heat,
heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil.
Add sausage, chopped stems,
onions, and pepper; cook and
stir until sausage is cooked
through, about 5 minutes. Add
any liquid collected on the bak-
ing pan to the sausage mixture;
cook until all liquid has evapo-
rated. Remove from heat; stir in
breadcrumbs. Turn mushrooms
over; stuff with sausage mixture.
Bake until stiiffinig ha
browned, about 10 minutes
longer; serve hot. Yield: 40 appe-


tizers
CRAB-STUFFED
MUSHROOMS
(Recipe courtesy of George Stella)
Vegetable oil
cooking spray
1 (8-oz.) package creani
cheese, softened to room
temperature
8 ounces fresh or 2 (6-oz.)
cans drained lump
crabmeat
1/3 cup grated Parmesan
cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh
parsley
1 teaspoon poultry
Ste l ning
1/4 teaspoon groimd black
pepper


1/8 teaspoon salt
16 large white mushrooms
(about 1 pounds, stems
removed
Preheat the oven to 350E.
Spray a baking sheet with cook-
ing spray. In a bowl, combine all
of the ingredients except the
mushrooms. Spoon an equal
amount of the crab stuffing into
each mushroom cap. Place fill-
ing-side-up on the baking sheet.
Spray filled mushrooms with
cooking spray. Bake until mush-
rooms are tender, about 20 min-
utes. If desired, serve sprinkled
with chopped parsley.
fiWel: 16 musiroims
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;1BR apt., two utility storage buildings,
deep water well. Good investment proper-
ty. Great rentals during hunting season.
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1906 JohnsBlu oad
3BR/1BA on a large corner lot
$197,500
515 Penman Road
Jacksonville Beach
MLS # 376039 $270,000
1201 Ruth Ave Oversized
corner lot MLS # 391325
264 500

On PV's Ocean Course
Golf Course. Included 2 lots!
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$1,900,000

2 Lots in St. Augustine on
Avenue C $50,000 each

512 Marshview Dr $385,000
Pine Island Dr. $265,000
Contact Tracey McCue for
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EAST OF 3RD
Neptune: 1 1/2 blocks to ocean, 50x110ft,
$419,900. S. Jax Bch: 1/2 block to ocean,
40x65ft, $375,000. Call 716-8455.
*,, 'I[0U, Il .! I .77 IiM

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
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NEPTUNE MARSHFRONT
3/2. New listing, $549K
DUPLEX "OLD ATL. BCH"
100x140 lot, $749K
OCEANFRONT NEP BCH
Big 4/3, 2447sf, $1.2M
EAST OF 3RD- REDUCED
Comml 3-plex, $599K
COMMERCIAL MAYPORT
2100sf, garage, $275K
FLA RLTY USA 246-0000.
BEACHES* ICW* SS* JAX
BEST DEAL IN TOWN
NOTTINGHAM HARBOR- POOL HOME
4/2, one owner; home lovingly maintained
in great location. Great in-ground pool w/
screened cover. Tons of upgrades.
$299,000.
SUTTON LAKES- THIS HOME IS LIKE
BRAND NEWI
Immaculate 3/2, 2 car gar. Hardly lived in.
No-pet/ non-smoker home for those with
allergies.' Huge fenced backyard, irrig.
system w/ separate meter, and all neutral
colors. $212,000.
STERLING RIDGE
Brand new- kitchen, flooring, paint, too
much to list. 3/2, 2 car gar. on huge lot.
Parking avail. for boat/ FV. $214,900.
THE COURTYARDS- ATLANTIC BEACH
2/2, w/ loft & private courtyard for enter-
taining. Close to base. Great deal at only
$110,000.
COBBLESTONE
Almost 2000sf, 3/2, w/ formal living, din-
ing, den & lanai. Fenced yard w/ view of
lake. All tile throughout. $239,900.
SANDALWOOD
3/2 lovely manufactured home on nice lot.
A steal for the price, won't last at $89,900.
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3/2, approx. 1350sf, all remodeled, like
new inside. Must seel Only 175,000.
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JACKSONVILLE BEACH Residential/commercial-1626sq' Nr ocean. $799,000
PONTE VEDRA BEACH 2/2 Seahawk Condo. Pool, tennis courts. Great location: $202,500
JACKSONVILLE 1647 Sunnyside Ave., 4 lots w/2/2 750sq' house $320,000
MAVPORT IANDING 2/2 townhome, 980sq', new carpet. Nr Mayport Naval Station; $114,900
FOR RENT
MAYPORT LANDING 3/2 TH, 1240sq'. Renovated, FIRST MO RENT FREE $899 mth
2/2 townhome, 980sq', upgrades, new carpet; Near Mayport Naval Station. $750 mth
OAKt ARBOR 3/2, new carpet, refrigerator & dishwasher. Near Mayport Naval Station, $1,150 mth
SUMMER SANDS 3/2.5 TH. Many upgrades. Fully equipped kitchen. Hot tub, screened
porch. Fenced backyard. Community pool. $1,300 mth
ATLANTIC BEACH 3/2 1542 sq' home. Near Mayport Naval Station. Pets Ok $1,175 mth


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, lahai,
screened porch, 2.5 car courtyard garage.
$575K.
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. $010K..
STrees and Privacy- Brghl and open
3'2 great room plan w.llreplace on a pri-
vate, conservation iol 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
$229,000
Adorable and Affordable- 3/2 on fenced
lot in .Bentwater Place. Immaculate and
move-in ready, new carpet/paint, new vi-
nyl, all appliances, sprinkler/security.
$197,500.
Phyllis Staines, Realtor
904-476-SOLD
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806-A 3rd St. Neptune Beach
WATERFRONT LOTS
Neptune Beach Lots w/Dock.
permits in hand. From
$679,000
INTRACOASTAL LOTS
"Sunset View" with tidal water
access. Great for small boats
and jet ski's. From $649,000
INTERIOR HOMESITES
3 New Subdivisions at the
Beaches. Lots start at $239,900
OCEANFRONT LOTS
3 contiguous separately platted
lots in Vilano Beach. Green
water, Gold coquina and
Spectacular sunrises.
CONSTRUCTION
Custom home building on your
lot or ours. Best lot selection at
the Beach. 20 years experience
building at the Beach.
Call Jason Jarrett @
904-591-5917 mobile
904-247-7000 office


3/2 TH, end unit, fenced yard, new AC,
quiet neighborhood; 447 Aquatic Dr.
$169,900, (904)708-6480.
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.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, new carpet & win-
dows. Pool, A/C, & new plumbing.
$379,000. 1928 10th- St. N. (904)338-
1131.
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EXCLUSIVE ATL. BCH POOL HOME.
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 cdl-de-sad
home in newer neighborhood. Will consid-
er lease purchase. $699,000. 4% co-op.
514-1090.

SNEPTUNE BEACH, 3000sqft., 4/2.5, for-
mal living & dining, open floor plan,
screened pool, family neighborhood,
$525,000, 422-0771.


agent 2/2 $935,000
Sherri Beno 651-1830
End unit townhome, no assoc fee, tile flrs
3/2.5 $144,90
Sherri Beno 651-1830
AB condo, 1 blk to bch,fpl., new ac,
renovated+ pool 2/2 $250,000
Sherri Beno 651-1830
State of the art Bch Hse! Brand new &
i d.tting Le 300k reduction! 4/3.5


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* 3916 Grande Blvd- appraised at $632,000- Save $82,000 when you
buy this month for $550,000'- that's 3094 sq ft for only $178 per sq ft.
# 1300 Jacksonville Drive appraised at.$630,000 Save $80,000
when you buv this month for $550,000 that's 3094 sq ft for only
$178 er sq ft.
* 3831 & 3839 Tropical Terrace MLS listed at $589.000 each -
Save $50,000 when you biuv this month for $539,000 each.
All four homes are brand new construction, and are being sold as is.
They have never been owned or occupied. These prices are
bottom line, ndo' al estate commissions or closing
costs will be paid by seller.
Call Linda Pomerantz -han lea-
at 923-8030' Re....P..O RE.:.TI


SLisa Distefano.514-3167 Villas at Marsh Landing lowest price!
50x120 lot on cul-de-sac, water view, Grnd fl,scrnd lanai 1/1 $131,000
near park $249,000 Donna Sandiford 386-5800
Lisa DiStefano 514-3167 Villas at Marsh Landing Best Bch Value,
Sherri Beno 651-1830 gar,wd vw. Scrnd lanai 3/2 $209,900
Cool Stucco, wd. flrs.,pvt yd,steps to bch. Diane Barr 234-9997
3/3 + bonus $360,000 Water to golf views + fl: rm & updates
Rosemary Naughton 568-1523 galore! 3/2.5 $549,900 '
Darling twnhome,2 blks to bch, ideal 2nd Cara Ameer 635-7058
home 2/2.5 $349,000
Rosemary Naughton 568-1523 Red. 50K+ Summerhouse Est ofAIA 3/2
D .-.. m..., ..... / T*.. &. $309,000


-6o 0. n-ovu--- -- v iin Wi -wnl ai. ,gani avelly Hobbs 993&3803
0 more 2/1.5 $289,00Kelly Hobbs 993-3803
Cara Ameer 635-7058 Owner/Agent Cool waterfront condo,gran./ss kit.,bch.
Remodeled Town Home .5 blk to Ocean Kelly Hobbs 993-3803 access 2/2 $309,900
3/2.5 $549,900 Rosemary Naughton 568-1523
Margi Petitt 571-9821 Ocean Front condo, walk to Sawgrass bch
SelVa Marina .5 acre lot w/ home Great Location 12850 Chets Creek Dr Nclub 1/2 $599,500
3/2.5 $799,000 3/2 $299,900 John Capriccioso 228-3143
Margi Petitt 571-9821 San Mahalingam 327-3329 Spacious 2-story condo, resort amen. &
Almost new 2 blks to bch. Reduced
4 t2.5 $799,n00 Queens Hrbr Mediterranean hm w/pool more... 1/1 $179,000
r/ P.tt $717921 on marsh 5/6 $1,274,900 Audrey Roberts 962-1729
Half acre et remodel home Amy Wilson 955-0700 Best Price in Sawgrass Northgate! 2/2
4/2.5 $899,000 Priced To Sell! Nice home lrg. LIt & cul- $435,000
Margi Petitt 5719821 de-sac 3/2 $199,900 Cindy Cox 881-8036
Twnhm, roof top terr w/ocean vws Rent Jan Fowler 294-4766 Beautiful condo, in a prvt. Tranquil
$3500 mo. 4/4.5 $1,199,000 Grand Reserve condo, wd fls, as apple & setting 3/2 $475,000
Margi Petitt 571-9821 more 3/2 $159,500 Cindy Cox 881-8036
Gated comm.. prvtbch access, Rent $3250 Gibon 566-6501 Move-in condition, comm. pool, low
4/3.5 $1,269,00,0 100x263 Comm. lot + 3 bold's, near maint... 2/2.5 $279,000
Margi Petitt 571-9821 Intracoastal on Atl blvd. $1,390,000 Margi Petit 571-9821
Seaplace condo & steps to bch., comm. Kevin Folsom 612-1191 M
pool 2/2 $265,000 Magnificent classic.sterling details., _,_If_t____8__,_j_ M _i.i_T
Cara Doud 571-2612 waterview 4/4.5 $925,000 YI F
Large lot(.96 acre) w/water to golf vws. Rosemary Naughton 568-1523 Stonebridge Condo grand. Fl. on the lake
1,500,000 Build your dream home here! .66 acres 3/2 $149,800
Owner/Agent Lots of potential, establ. Neighbhd 3/2
a F C R 8 NE Kelly Hobbs 993-3803 $249,900
t ter or investment o each Pool Home, Reduced, Almost new 4/4 Kelly Hobbs 993-3803
blvd. 3/1 $89,900 $499,000 Spacious condo, great amenities &
Kevin Folsom 612-1191 Margi Petitt 571-9821 location 3/2 $154,900
Comm. lotoffMayportRd. vacant $89,000 Big House- Small Price Ig lot, cul-de- Cindy Cox 881-8036
Kevin Folsom 612-1191 sac 3/2 $234,900
1 story updated brick home on large lot! Sherri Beno 651-1830 AS.lIl i
3/2 Amy Wilson 955-0700 bM aL 900 & ta


Doll Hse. w/fpl bonus rm. & more 2/2 +
bonus $258,000
Kelly Hobbs 993-3803

Ocean iew condo, cov. Parking
stor.,ocean-side pool 2/1 $374,900
Diane Barr 234-9997
Great bch bungalow on corner lot 2/1
$235,000
Kevin Folsom 612-1191
Phenomenal reduction on spacious end
unit! 3/2 $204,000
Cara Ameer 635-7058
Vacant corner lot, 1/2 blk to Ocean
$450,000
Margi Petitt 571-9821
Large corner lot, 2 story, Fpl & more!
3/2.5 $349,000
Audrey Roberts 962-1729
3 Story twnhme, steps to bch. updated
thruout 3/3.5 $614,999
Audrey Roberts 962-1729
1.5 blacks to bch., renov. Concrete blk
bungulow 3/2 $599,900
Sherri Beno 651-1830


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move in ready!2/2 $143 0 Margi Petitt 571-9821


Cara Ameer 635-7058

ompletelyrenovated duplex, T
Ibch. 4/4 Duplex $950,0
Kevin Folsom 612-1191
Ibtal remodel, Bring all reas. offers! NR-
4 Zon. 4/2 $649,900
Margi Petitt 571-9821
Oceanviewl Restored Vintage, Sep
guesthse. 3/2.5 $797,000
Rosemary Naughton 568-1523


Danforth beauty needs cosmetics! + 2450
sq.ft. 5/2.5 $286,900
Seth Kimball 270-0210
Huge Reduction, Irg grand flr, end unit, ss
appl's 3/2 $174,900
Mike Evans 424-4650

Model quality on preserve lot,wd fl. &
more! 4/2 $315,000
Cnrn AmP.Pco 635.7058


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fa/mmoc Bchl Oceanfront Cotun. ocean
views! 5/4 $972,000 -.4 -.*- -- A


Cindy Cox 881-8036

Summerhse! Golfview twnhme,end unit,
5-star amen.'s 2/2 $199,800
Donna Sandiford 386-5800
Villas at Marsh Landing wooded & golf
vw's + gar 2/2 $198,800
Diane Barr 234-9997


Move in now and gain Homesteaa! 3/2
$68,000
Seth Kimball 270-0210
Pool Home + Park +TLC= Paradise 3/2
$129,900
Seth Kimball 270-0210
Inviting,spacious, Lr/Dr, lakefront, near
NAS 3/2 $194,900
Rosemary Naughton 568-1523


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OCEANFRONT
ATLANTIC BEACH
4BR home plus lot.
FSBOI Lic. agent. 246-0000
MAYPORT FISHING VILLAGE
2BR/1BA cottage, 50'x120' lot, city water,
1448 Palmer St. Sold "as is". $239,900.
247-1049.
PONTE VEDRA, TPC Sawgrass, Bermu-
da Court, 2BR/2BA. $60K renovation:
granite counter tops, new cabinets,
249,900, 655-5990.


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.
ATLANTIC BEACH, near ICW, 4BR/2BA
house, large fenced yard, stone fireplace,
new carpet. 2153 Featherwood Dr. E.
Owner relocating and must sell. Reduced,
$209,900. (904)280-2728 Iv. msg.
* 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.


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VACANT LAND
1.41 acres zoned CO
adjacent to Univ. of Florida
& Shands Hospital
Campus. Great location
for doctor's or medical pro-
fessional office. $615,000.
Deborah Childers
NEW HOME IN PV
5BR/5.5BA almost finished
home in Belvedere Placel
Perfect PVB location, filled
with plush finishes, granite
tops. exquisite kitchen, and
elevator. $1,199,000.
Michelle Floyd
COBMMEtoL PROPERTY
Outstanding retail location
near Avenues Mall and
auto dealerships. Great for
a car dealership, shopping
center & outparcels. 11511
Philips Hwy. $9,200,000.
Susan Fort
BESTOFISLANDLMJG
Enjoy a taste of Key West.
In this 4BR/4.5BA, 4,211sf
waterfront home w/gounret
kit, elevator, dock, bulk-
head & more. Minutes by
boat to ocean $2,799,000.
Kim Martin-Fisher
75' OCEANFRONT LOT
Prime oceanfront lot in
South PV. Build your
dream home & never miss
a sunrise again Adjoining
lot is also available to
create a 150' frontage.
$899,000. David Darch
SOUTHEASTERN EXPOSURE
Walk to the beach or
tennis. Terrific Florida
home or vacation spot
Popular rentals location
Brand new furniture.
Resort ready $320,000
Judy Smith
UKE NEW IN S JAX BCHI
4BR/3.5BA + office! Block
construction w/ many up-
grades, vaulted ceilings,
wood/tile firs, gas fireplace,
custom built-ins. A very
well maintained homel
$569,000. Susan Fort
SOUTHSIDE TOWNHOME
Near St. Luke's Hospital
and Town Center Mall.
3BR/2.5BA, covered lanai,
large separate family and
dining rooms. 1-car
garage. $229.900. Dennis
DeSlmone


WALK TO THE BEACH!
Superb location, 3BR/2BA
condo adds greatly to the
desirability of the property.
Tile floors, Irg kit. &
wonderful great room, plus
water & tree views.
$505,000. Clara Sigmon
LUXURY CONDO
Amazing vistas, resort
pool, surround sound
theatre & fitness rm,
4BR/4.SBA Penthouse
condo, 4065sf of living
space + 585sf terrace..
$2,690.000.Jayne Hoffman
DEEP WATER BOATERS
Top of the line upgrades in
this Mediterranean style
4BR/3.5BA condo offering
2.674sf. 40' boat slip
available. Comes watch
the dolphins play
$699,000. Olivia Seaman
ICW RESIDENCE
Arthur Rutenberg designed
concrete block home over-
looking the ICW featuring
gorgeous kitchen, dock
and waterfront pool.
4BR/3BA, 2,588sf.
$1,499,000. Len Knight.
HEARTOFMARSHLAND1IG
Like new traditional brick
5BR/4.5BA + bonus room,
home on lake. Remodeled,
new roof & AC, new
kitchen & baths, new firs &
landscape and more.
$1,399,000. Susan Fort
FRSTTWEON MARKEn
Beach access directly
across the street. Lush
golf course & lagoon view
in rear. .3 miles to PV Inn
& Club. 5BRI5BA, wood &
tile floors. $2.275,000.
Joyce Reesh
WALK TO THE BEACH
Enjoy the ocean breezes
from completely renovated,
3BR/2BA. 1,911sf home
adjacent to Old PV
Granite, travertine and fine
finishes. $629,000. Kim
Martin-Fisher
OCEANFRONT HOME
5BR/4.5BA plus loft home,
granite countertops. wood
floors, travertine fireplace,
new windows and doors.
Excellent rental history
Furnished. $1,690.000.
David Darch


MARSH AND~ VIEWS
5BR/4BA with marsh front
location. Huge back yard,
large screened lanai w/spa.
Great floor plan enhanced
w/designer finishes & tons
of storage $1,095,000.
Michelle Floyd
MAGNIFICENT VIEWS...
of Lake PV & Guana
Preserve. 2-story, 3CG &
morel Deeded beach
access &. amenities
offered with Cabana Club
membership. $885,000.
Valerie Shaw
40 ACRES IN NOCATEE
With 1320' along each
external .boundary.
Nocatee DRI borders
property on all sides. DRI
has. New Town (NT) Future
Designation & zoned PUD.
$20,000,000. Chris Beladi
BUILD DREAM HOME
Incredible value awaits you
in South PV. 75' ocean-
,front property with great
dune protection. Last
chance for oceanfront for
under $1M. $995,000.
Dennis DeSimone
HARBOUR ISLAND LOT
Over 2 acres 'overlooking
the Intracoastal Waterwayl
Boasts stunning trees and
palms plus includes a 60'
deep water floating dock in
the acclaimed yacht basin!
$2,199,000. Michelle Floyd
GREAT OPPORTUNITY...
Build dream home on Ige
lotl Almost 1.5 acres with
fabulous building pad plus
a creek in rear with access
for a small boat to ICW at
high tide. $450,000. Jayne
Hoffman Michelle Floyd
PALENCIA LOTI
Exquisite lake front views
from this stunning "ready to
build" loti This grand lake
view lot has the added
bonus of views from both
the 13' & e15 fairwaysI
$319,000. Michelle Floyd
OCEANFRONT
Rarely on the market! Next
door to The Lodge & Club.
3BR/3BA condo. 2;200sf.
Renovated & offered with
furnishings! Staircase to
the beach $2,480.000.
Kim Martin-Fisher


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SUIMMERING OCEAN MAGIC
MIS# 403898 Spacious south comer unit
w/tiled wrap around balcony beckons you
home. Beautiful ocean views surround you
in this 3BR/2BA, 1,800 SF home. One
secured garage+ 2 parking spaces and storage
unit w/huge oceanfront pool. $679,000
285-1800
'HIE PIANIXNON
MIS# 403907 Gorgeous pool & spa home,
this 4BR + bonus & 4BA home with 3-car
garage is immaculate & sits on a lovely lot on
a pond with fountain. Low maintenance &
CC & beach club lifestyle. $799,000
285-1800
MAIS IlANDMNO
MLS# 403589 Panoramic golf views,
dramatic soaring ceilings, coral stone fireplace
& floors, 5BR/4+BA, game room & bonus,
pool & spa. $1,875,000 285-1800
SITISH BEACH HOMEl
MIS# 391437 2,748 SF of pizzazz! Huge
kitchen, w/granite bar & stainless appliances,


LOVELYIAKE VIEWS
MLS#3856724BR/2BA, openfloor
plan and screened lanai with lake
views. $339,000 241-2417
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MLS# 382541 5BR/3BA home w/
,2932 SF, bonus rm, eat-in kit., LR/
DR, & huge yd w/room forpool! Call
today! $409,900 241-2417
iMQUEINIGIAND DGLENI
MLS# 380660 4BR/2.5BA, cheny
cab., 23' ceil, FP, crwn mid, cust.
windows/paint, 2nd story screened/
tiled lanai, lake views. $499,900
241-2417
IMDAL ACCESS TO IC!
MLS# 396517 &.396521 2 vacant
50x 204lots. Buildyourdreamhome
or let seller/bldrdoit $169,000ealot
241-2417


MBR 2BRdown,largebonus.Walktopark! PONY E VEDRA
$570,000 285-1800 AFFORDA E LPM
VIEW iS ONE-FAIND MLS#369385 Lovely 3/2.51925 SF
MIS# 363620 Elegant, traditional home w/open patio, garagee w/A/C, split
situated on large lot in the heart of The en f lan. Close to ocean
Plantation. 4,500SF, 4BR/4BA,builtin 1999 open fir plan. Close to ocean.
by Collier homes. $1,500,000 285-1800 $279,500 241-2417
sou IIAMPTON ROOM TO ROA
MIS# 391155 3BR/2BA, fabulous details, MLS# 403776 Upgrades galore -
spaciousfamilyroom,masterbedroom, living 5/4 w/hardwood floors, gourmet kit.,
& dining room combination, unbelievable pool & spa w/paver deck. Top quality
golf views, perfect paradise! $298,900 everything. $524,885 241-2417
285-18008
PONIE VEDRA BEACH NEW P CHI ~ CES M ABlO
MIS#374624 Bric: 2-sty5BR/3BAhome MLS# 387078 Luxurious
east of AA! Approx 4400 SF, upgrades & Mediterranean style condo on the
amenities, gourmet kitchen w/48 inch gas ICW. Amenities incl pool, jacuzzi,
range; subzero refrigerator, master w/over clubhouse, fitness center, marina,
1000 SF, 6' whirlpool tub, 32 x 15' pool & gated entry. $879,000 241-2417
short walk to beach. Owner/Agent $985,000
285-1800 SIPEIORDESI I!
SWO S RN CHARM IN WN KERNAN MLS# 380921 2-story, 5BR/4.5BA
MLS# 347371 Lovely 2-story brick home onpriv. lot. 3690SF, chefs kit.
Plantation-style 5BR/4.5BA home, exercise w/granite, 42" cab., gas range &
&gamerooms, gourmetkitchen, 6400 SF,4 deluxe fixtures. 3 car garage
FPs, custom features through out, water-to- w/oversized extended bay. Must see!
golf views & scmd lanai w/summer kitchen, $749,000 241-2417
grills & more! $1,995,000 285-1800 STATELYIL -DE-ACiOM
SAWURASS COUNIW CUJB STA ELICI LDE
ML$# 384594 Beautifully maintained N QUEENST IA..OURI
4BR/3BA, neutral decorating, gas fireplace, MLS#3944135BR/3.5BA.Loads of
screenedlanai& golf courseviews.$849,000 upgrades. Stunning gourmet kitchen
285-1800 w/granite. Rich hardwood floors &
$60,000 REDMUC OI PCED TO travertine marble throughout.Amust
SEI IMMEDMIAEXI see! $949,000 241-2417
MIS#3925614BR/3.5BA,3,069 SFhome FAB/LOUL~Fi &
on huge lot w/1 year-old pool, hardwood IAKlIE VIEWS
floors, separate office + bonus area, oversized
MBR, 3-car garage on cul-de-sac. $399,000 MLS# 399365 4BR/3BA 2-story
285-1800 concrete blk home on the 3rd green
SEASIDE BEAUMY inQ. H. LRw/gas FP,FR,DR,bonus/
MIS# 391145 Walk to beach, 4BR/3BA, game rm, library/office & a screened
large open kitchen, family room large lanai with sparkling heated pool/spa
screened lanai, 3-car garage. Owner/Agent $979,000 241-2417
$499,800285-1800 PO W E VIDR HOME
AnFANI1 BE MLS# 395419 Located close to the
MIS# 366663 Oceanfront Community ocean! paiohomeduplex good
townhome w/private beach access, cean!2/2patiohomeduplex good
2BR/2.5BA & loft/office, fenced courtyard, condition & low maintenance.
carport w/storage. $380,000 285-1800 $219,900 2412417
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AT MAYO, 3/2/2, 1600sf, $249,000. Bring JAX BEACH. 5BR/2BA, 2300sf On 2 lots.
all offers. Independent Brokers & Associ- New roof, heat pump, plumbing & siding.
ates Inc. 247-4333 or 710-3111. $360,000 OBO., 249-8637.


FSBO, SAWGRASS, SFH, 2BR/2BA,
$50,000 remodel. New roof, kitchen cabi-
nets, carpet, Travertine floors, crown
molding granite countertops. $249,900.
(904)463-0505.
42 SAILFISH Dr, PVB. 1700sf. home,
with 3BR/2BA. New air/ New carpet. Large
remodeled Florida room. $279,900. Call
904-571-1111.


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-
doinfo@yahoo.com.
SUMMERHOUSE PVB condo, 1BR/1BA,
lake view, first floor, fireplace. Brand new
appliances! No smoking. $775/mo.,
(904)339-2755.
CASH BACK AT CLOSING
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
904-537-6161.

PVB. SUMMERHOUSE, 2BR/2BA, 5-star,
newly renovated, new appliances, W/D,
fireplace, golf course view, Beach access.
$220,000, 343-8172.
MAYPORT LANDING Townhome.
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.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, GATED
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-


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MARSHFRONT JAX BCH
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.
246-5162.


OCEAN FRONT 1BR/1BA, fully furnished,
weekly rentals permitted, beautiful view,
ocean front pool, $245,000, great rental
history, 241-0267.
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.
PVB- OCEAN Grove, 2BR/2BA, garage,
beach access, lake view, 1070sf. FSBO
$199,500. 904-221-8458.
$ ATTENTION INVESTORS $
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
markd32129@earthlink.net

DIRECT OCEAN Front, 2/2, wonderful
deck, garage parking, fully fumished,
ocean front pool and elevator, monthly
rentals allowed, excellent rental history,
beautiful condo, $395,000, 601 S. 1st St.
Las Brisas. Thousands below market.
241-0267.
OCEAN FRONT 2BR/1BA, fully fumished,
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.


PONTE VEDRA, 1BR/1BA, oversized at-
tached one car garage; travertine stone
s: flor,.x new kitchen ratineal. '~graliie
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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.


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Plantatn. It features 4 bedrooms, and summer kitchen. It features over
3.5 baths, a guest house and a 4,300 sf, 4BR, 5 full and 2 half BA, a
courtyard pool. Offering southern study, bonus room, 2 two-car garages
exposure and all rooms have a and access to the unparalleled
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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.
FREE RENT
1st months free with average credit. Cozy
1BR, CH/A, oceanview. 130 10th Ave. N.
Credit check. Small pets ok. $700/mo.
514-8530.
1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave. South,
2BR/1BA. $775/mo., 1BR/1BA $600,
(904)891-0606.
NEPTUNE BCH, 2BR/1.5BA, fenced in
back yard, CH&A, utility room, dishwash-
er, 1-888-259-0783.
2BR/1BA APARTMENT in JB. Convenient
location, 9 blocks to beach. W/D included.
$800/mo. (904)246-6592.
ATL BCH, Courtyards, 2/2, ceramic tile,
WDHU, $825/mo. TDO Management.
246-1125.
2BR/2BA, MAYPORT Landing Town-
home, end unit. $750/mo. +$700/dep.
280-2728 Iv. msg.
BEACH ACROSS street, incl. private bath.
$599/mo. (904)249-9981.
JAX BCH near ocean 2BR unfurnished
apt., lease, references, $795/mo, 222 4th
Ave. So., 221-4134, 703-5518.
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.
S. JAX BCH
2 BR APTS
CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730.
ONE BLOCK TO BEACH
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.
BeachesApartments.com
ATLANTIC BEACH DUPLEX BY DUT-
TON ISLAND PRESERVE. 3BR/2BA.
Spacious, 1500sf. Built 2003, New carpet
& tile. CH&A, W/D. Easy bike to beach, 95
Dudley St., $950/mo. (904)610-2743.

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

2 BLOCKS from ,beach 3BR/1-1/2BA,
2-story, garage, $1200/mo, Call 242-9195.


* Pets are welcome
* Washer/Dryer Connections
* Water & Pest Control
Included
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$2500 912 South Ist Street, Jax Beach 3/3.5 REALTY SERVICES, INC.
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$2700 703 The Landmark Jax Beach Oceanfront 3/2 Frankie [
$2700 1316 Turtle Dune Court South PV 5/4 Parks-Lyon
$2800 903 Costa Verano, Oceanfront Jax Beach 2/2+office
$2800, 628 Preserve View Dr, Marsh Harbour Ponte Vedra 4/4
$3000 112 Indian Cove Lane Marsh Landing Ponte Vedra 4/3
$3000 13025 Highland Glen Way S. Jax 5/3.5 P R O P E R T I E S
$3500 109 Arbor Lake Lane Marsh Landing Ponte Vedra 4/3.5+office
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+ 2BR/2BA, Mayport Landing $725-
$1200 106 Ocean Grove Condo Ponte Vedra 1/1 $825/mo. Close to base. Move-in
$1300 Beach Club Villa Sawgrass Eff. Special $200 off 1'Mo rent
$1800 602 Tournament Rd. Ponte Vedra 2/2 + garage + 2BR/IBA, H, 250 Jasmine St., big
$2100 Rough Creek Sawgrass 2/2 private lot, new carpet, freshly
$2200 S. Roscoe Blvd Waterfront/Ponte Vedra 2/2 painted, W/D. $925/mo.
S$2400 Beach House Condo Ponte Vedra 3/2 Move-in Special $200 off I Mo rent,
$2500 -177 Ocean's Edge/House Ponte Vedra 3/3+bn. room & garage 3BR/2BA, Mayport. $800/mo.
*c. M i 2BRIBA, Quad Ct. $650/mo:
$2700 1126 First St. N., #702 Northshore Condo Jax Beach 3/2 + 2BR/BA Quad Ct New carpet
$2800 The Point/Golf Course View Ponte Vedra 3/2 $625/ Qud Ct. N ew carpet
$3000 133 Sea Hammock Oceanfront/Ponte Vedra 2/2+garage $625/mo. $9 off 1st month rent
$3600 832 Spinnaker's Reach Sawgrass Beach Club 3/3.5/den Neptune Beach
$3600 The Cloisters/Oceanfront Atlantic Beach 3/2 + 2/1 Apt. Oceanviews, water
$5000 Windermere/Oceanfront Ponte Vedra 2/3.5+den 'included $1000/mo.
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ATLANTIC BEACH, 1332 Main St.,
2BR/1.5BA duplex, $800/mo., 891-0606.
JACKSONVILLE BEACH RENTAL
Charming duplex, one block from ocean
w/view from deck. 2BR/1BA, $1100/mo.
Call (904)827-9494 or (904)910-8386.
ATLANTIC BEACH
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.
ATLANTIC BCH luxury rental. 1BR plus
den, 2 full baths, scr. lanai. Steps to ocean
& Town Center. Avail. Nov. $1600/mo.
(904)612-4121
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.
2) 1BR Apartment, 2 blocks from beach
625/mo. 249-6748.
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.
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.
ESPLANADE AT Town Center, 1/1, up-
per, garage parking, $950/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.
JAX BEACH, 2/1 upper, 2 decks, very pri-
vate, 4 blocks to beach, 422 8th Ave. N.,
$1000/mo. 249-2789.
1511 4TH St. N.- 2BR/1BA apartment. In-
cludes washer/ dryer $800/mo. +sec.de-
posit. No Pets. 742-6940.
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.
NORTH JAX Beach, 1BR $615/mo., 2BR
$715/mo. 1 block to Ocean. Pool. No
pets. (904)249-5368.
JAX BEACHFRONT 2BR condo, no lease,
pet negotiable, $1350/mo. avail immed.
673-1550.
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.
MAYPORT LANDING, 2BR/2BA town-
home, fenced backyard, bonus room, tile
floor downstairs. 1255 Mayport Landing
Dr. $790/mo. +$700/dep. 280-2728 Iv
msg.
NEPTUNE BCH, 227 Magnolia, 2/1, car-
pet/ tile, garage, $1000/mo. TDO Manage-
ment. 246-1125.
NORTH JAX Beach, 2BR/1 BA upstairs, 1
year lease; no pets. No W/D hookup,
$800/mo., $800/dep. 329-3 North 14th
Ave. Call 591-1218 or 246-8970.
ATLANTIC BCH 2BR/1BA, fenced back-
yard with pets allowed, $750/mo.
813-9066.
OCEANFRONT
Amazing view. Huge 2/2 condo tile.
$1500/mo. Move-in now. (904)536-8333.


SOUTH JAX Beach, 2BR/2.5BA, fenced
back yard, tile downstairs, $1150/mo.,
472-5361.
3BR/ 2.5BA townhouse, 1/2 block from
ocean. Atl Bch. Gar., $1575/mo. Call Rich
476-8521.
JB, EAST of 3rd, 1BR in triplex, 750sqft.;
in-ground pool, all ceramic tile. Credit/
background checks.Free water, parking.
$815/mo, 247-3191. *
JAX BCH, Villas Marsh Landing, 2/2, up-
per flat, garage,. $1050/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.


PONTE VEDRA/ Palm Valley, beautiful,
large, private, 4BR/3BA, plus bonus room,
2-car garage, w/many amenities.
$1600/mo. 860-1690.
NEPTUNE BCH 116 Lora St., large
3BR/2BA, 1/2 block to ocean. Deck, no
dogs $2500/mo. 463-0222 or 465-2653.
OAK HARBORi' large 4BR/2BA, eat-in
kitchen, fenced backyard, WDHU, new
paint. $1300/mo. (904)571-5517.
909 7TH Ave. N. 2BR/1BA, CH&A, screen
porch, fenced back yard. $875/mo.
891-0606.
JAX BEACH, 2BR1BA, CH&A, WDHU,
$900/mo. +deposit, 220-5797.


NEPTUNE BEACH, 2/1 upstairs garage
apartment, ocean view, CH&A W/D, PNTEVEDRA Beachhouse, 3/2.5,
$975/mo +deposit. 247-0872 or 254-5043. fenced yard, pool, garage. $1400/mo.
285-2952..


NETUNE BEtACHU 2BM/BAi I year
lease, No pets, W/D, $1000/mo, $1000
deposit. 918A 1st Street (between Bay &
Pine). Call 591-1218 or 246-8970.
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.
WALK TO beach, 208-214 10th Ave. No.,
2BR, $700/mo laundry room in building.
Credit check. No pets. 514-8530.
JAX BCH, 2/1 apt., quiet area, $700/mo
plus deposit. No pets. Available now.
201 N. 9th St 993-2661.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/2.5BA, garage,
WDHU, five blocks to Town Center &
beach, $1250/mo., (904)742-6423.

WALK TO BEACH
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.
FURNISHED 2/1, newly remodeled, wash-
er/ dryer incl., avail, now. 201 N. 9th St.
993-2661.
SAWGRASS CC, Northgate, 2BR/2BA,
2100sf., 2 car garage. Fireplace. Water to
golf view. $1800/mo. .Call Susan
(904)514-7150.
JAX BEACH Efficiency, 7 blocks to beach.
$490/mo. +deposit. (904)716-0579.
JAX BEACH, 4 blocks to water, 416 3rd
Ave. So., 3BR/2.5BA, CH&A, WDHU,
$1250/mo., 891-0606.
VERY NICE 3BR 2BA house, lg gar., new-
ly renovated. Convenient to Wonderwood
Expwy. 3217 Hampsted Ct. $1200/mo.
891-0606.
1ST STREET NEPTUNE BEACH
2BR/2.5BA Townhome W/D, dishwasher,
fireplace, berber carpet, 18" ceramic tile,
private balcony, private patio, $1300/mo.
Available Nov. 1st. 333-8462, Harrigan
Properties Realtor.
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
247-1417.
BEACH HAVEN, 3501 Claridge Rd.
2BR/1BA, new carpet, WDHU, large back
yard, $800/mo. 223-5149.


WEST BEACHES, 4/2, $1200/mo.,
fireplace, open floor plan. 12708 Aqua
Surf Road. Ready for occupancy. VIP
Realty, 962-6190.


PONTE VEDRA- Dolphin Cove, 3BR/2BA,
1550sf. Non-smoking. No pets. Washer/
Dryer & lawn care included. $1300/mo.
+$1300/sec. dep. 219-1276.
NEAR ICW & Wonderwood, lease or
purchase, terms. Split 4BR, 1900sf, 194'
eep lot, new tile, carpet, paint, all appl.,
$1500/mo or $233,500 OBO. Independent
Brokers & Associates Inc. 247-4333 or
710-3111.
3/2 TOWNHOME off Mayport Rd. quiet
cul-de-sac, $900/mo, Emily (904)349-
4759.
LATRIUM-PVB, 3/2, 2car garage, large
enclosed deck, new kitchen. Furnished/
unfurnished, flexible lease terms.
$1350/mo. Call 285-4772 after 6pm.
SAN PABLO Rd. 3BR/2BA, near Mayo,
Alimacani School, Beaches, nice neigh-
borhood, $999/mo. 221-7398.
PVB, 3BR/2BA, fireplace, tile/ hardwood
floors, 1600sf.. $1525/mo. also 3BR/2BA,
tile, fireplace, fenced yard. $1425/mo.
Pets with approval. 536-2349. Licensed
Broker Associate.
VILANO BEACH 4BR/4BA TOWN-
HOUSE, INTRACOASTAL VIEWS;
2900sf., garage/ lots of storage. Walk to
private beach. Furnished or unfurnished
monthly or long-term lease. $1700/mo.
(904)343-0089
SOUTH JAX Beach. 3BR/1.5BA, 6 blocks
to ocean. $1300/rho. 710-5200.
NEPTUNE BCH 3 blocks to ocean,
3BR/2BA, CH&A, carport, fenced yard,
446 Bowles St., $1300/mo. Avail now,
249-3214, 945-3303.
PONTE VEDRA- charming 3/2 in Dolphin
Cove, garage, fenced yard & laundry.
Available 12 26, $1250/mo. 280-5142.

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
(904)744-0427.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 395 Bouy Lane; new-
ly remodeled; 3BR/2BA, 2 car garage,
fenced back yard. $1500/mo., 710-7665.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 4BR/2.5BA town-
home. WDHU, garage, backyard, com-
munity pool. $1300/mo. (904)571-5517.
ICW- 3BR/2BA, fireplace, tile/ hardwood
floors, fenced yard, screened back porch,
2 car garage, $1375/mo. Pets with appro-
val. 904-962-9240.
PONTE VEDRA, TPC Sawgrass, Bermu-
da Court, 2BR/2BA. Completely renovat-
ed, $1275/mo., 655-5990.
3BR 2BA, Ig fenced yard in beautiful
Seabreeze. $1300/mo. 247-5334.


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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.
3BR/ 2BA, 2 car gar. 119 37th Ave. S.,
Jax Bch. $1900/mo. (904)536-8268

MAYPORT FISHING Village, 3BR/2BA,
fenced yard, $1150/mo. Call 221-0612.

PONTE VEDRA WATERFRONT HOME
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.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/1BA, CH&A,
painted, carpeted, WDHU, fenced yard.
246-0576
3BR/2BA, $1250/MO great community on
San Pablo Rd. Pets ok. 422-3908.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3BR/2BA, on cul-de-
sac, fenced yard, 2 car garage, $1450/mo.
Available 12/15. 249-9387.
W ATLANTIC Beach, 633 Stocks Street.
Clean, move-in ready, 3BR/2BA, W/D.
Screened patio, privacy fence, pets OK.
$1225/mo. +security. 373-0492.

* PONTE VEDRA BEACH*
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
Advantage.
JAX BCH, 3/1, 2.5 car gar., fenced yard,.
$1400/mo. 836 9th Ave. N. 318-0044.
NEAR MAYO, short or long term rental,
3/2, furnished or unfurnished, $1300+/mo.
Independent Brokers & Associates Inc.
247-4333 or 710-3111.
ISLE OF Palms, JB, 3/2, 2 car garage
$1395/mo. + deposit. 759-2349.
PVB, SOLANO Woods, 3/2/2, pristine,
new paint/ carpet, $1400/mo., (904)826-
0857.
CYPRESS COVE, 3BR/2BA, 2 car ga-
rage. New carpet and paint, fireplace,
$1200/mo., 860-1756.


ACROSS
1 Exposes
6 Make
changes
11 Savings
accts.
14 "...to reap
and
to sow..."
15 Craze
16 Mauna
17 Popular
TV host
of the '50s
and '60s
19 Beard of
grain
20 Receive
21 Gambler's
milieu
22 Lending
a hand
24 Toadies
26 Petty
officer,
for short
28"_
Wonderful
Life"
30 Pretense
33 Cries
36 Addict's
need, for
short
38 Denial
39 Adam's


grandson
40 Hole-in-
one makers
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dilemma: Fr.
42 From Z
43 Alarm
44 Ascends
45 Lucille
Ball or
Debra
Messing
47 Ending for
mob or old
49 Shade tree
51 Greek
letters
55 Pass
5,7 Highest:
pref.
59 Last queen
of Spain
60 Vehicle
61 Popular
comedy
team of
past decades
64 Mich.'s
neighbor
65 Mytho-
logical giant
66 Diminutive
endings
67 Musical
notes
68 French


JAX BEACH 3/2/2, pool, fireplace,
$1500/mo, 249-1890.
JAX BEACH, 3/2, wood floors, fenced
backyard, garage. $1100/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.
JAX BEACH, 2/2, sun room, office,
1600sqft., one block to beach, $1400/mo.,
315-6558.
JAX BCH 3BR/1.5BA, beautiful.corner lot,
fenced back yard, new carpet/ paint,
WDHU, adorable, must see, $1250/mo.
246-6726.
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
N. JAX Beach, 3BR/1.5BA +office, newly
remodeled, carport, fenced yard, great
neighborhood. $1200/mo. +deposit.
(904)241-4630.
ATLANTIC BEACH. 5 Blocks to Ocean.
3BR/2.5BA, sunroom, fireplace, fenced
yard, carport, $1500/mo., (904)246-4856.




PVB, 1BR/1BA. Elegantly furnished. Steps
to Ocean. Garage, $1650/mo. 708-4022.

JAX BEACH, 2BR/2BA, w/garage,, fire-
place, pool, fitness, new carpet, great
location.. $1075/mo., (904)246-8397.
2/1 PVB CONDO w/garage. Upgrades,
balcony, pool, hot tub, walk to TPC
course, restaurants, stores; $1085/mo.
424-7396.
VILLAS @ MARSH Landing, 2BR/2BA,
marsh view, porch, fireplace, fitness, gat-
ed. $995/mo.. No lease. 247-9727.
PONTE VEDRA, 2BR/2.5BA condo, FP,
new carpet, W/D, pool, etc. 1092 Sea-
hawk Dr. N. $900/mo. incl. water & sewer,
lyr lease. No pets, 221-6037.
PONTE VEDRA Beach townhouse,
2BR/2.5BA, lake front, immaculate. No de-
posit. No smoking. $1025/mo., 280-8782.
OCEAN VIEW, JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA,
vaulted ceiling, beautiful tile. Bright, open
floor plan. No dogs. $1700/mo. (Room-
mates considered) (404)325-0820,
(404)784-6601.
JARDIN DE MER, 3BR/2BA, garage.
$1295/mo. Avail. now. 770-429-9331.


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milieu
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prop
DOWN
1 Loose
2"
Grows in
Brooklyn"
3 Public
disturbances
4 Earthbound
bird
5 Confidences
6 King of
Judah
7 Mr. Wayans
8 Santa _,
California
9 Very
unfriendly
fish
10 Hailed car
11 Insurance
paper filers
12 Toward
the ground
13 Warbled
18 Egg
producers
23 Large dung
beetle
25 Linear units
27 Colors: var.
29 Word with
penny or


video
31 "You
wouldn't

32 Items
with lids
33 Growler
34 Bet
35 Forests "
37 Poet's word
40 Educational
41 St. Brigid's
land
43 Able to be
perceived
44 Alter a
building
46 Fashionable
48 Having
mixed
emotions
50 Like a
twang
52 Men
53 Home for
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54 Authority
55 Devilish
56 Turner
58 Oldster's
prop
62 American
Indian
63 _loss
for words


OCEANFRONT
ATLANTIC BEACH, Cloister Condo.
3BR/2BA. All. amenities, all appliances,
incl. washer/ dryer. Avail. 1/1/08
219-2481.
PVB TOWNHOUSE- East of A1A,
2BR/1.5BA, remodeled, end unit, walk to
beach, schools, shops & restaurants,
$1000/mo 285-2196 or 607-7886.
PONTE VEDRA Furnished 2BR/2BA con-
do, 2nd floor. Gated. $1100/mo.
273-1256.
OCEANFRONT, N. Jax Beach, luxury,
2BR/2BA;'-garage. $1900/mo. Call
(904)476-7548.
ATLANTIC BCH Seaplace, lovely 2/2,
steps to ocean, furnished/ unfurnished,
$1200/mo. (904)887-5005.
3/2 MARSH LANDING, 2nd floor, W/D,
fireplace, pool, fitness, 612-9172, 612-
9682.
OCEAN VIEW, brand new, 3/2, upgrad-
ded; consider lease option, ocean view
from most rooms. Owner/ Agent, 463-
7343.
OCEAN LINKS, 2BR/2BA, $900/mo.,
(904)476-6961.
$100 TARGET Gift Card When You Move
In!! PVB CONDO'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 Home, 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.
463-7343.
OCEANFRONT
Amazing view. Huge 2/2 condo tile.
$1500/mo. Move-in now. (904)536-8333.
901 OCEAN BLVD, AB, 3BR/2BA,
ground floor. Fully furnished. $1300/mo.
+utilities. (904)247-1049.
JAX BEACHFRONT 2BR condo, no lease,
pet negotiable, $1350/mo. avail immed.
673-1550.
SEE THE OCEAN from this 2BR/2BA
newly remodeled, W/D, fireplace, great lo-
cation. $1150/mo. Call 710-8878.
UNFURNISHED CONDO, immaculate first
floor, 2/2 condo, appliances one year old;
screened lanai. Many aminities,
$1000/mo. Call 285-4772 after 6pm.
JAX BEACH, Palms of Marsh Landing,
2BR/2BA, cathedral ceilings, W/D, marsh
view, fireplace, luxury resort amenities.
$1050/mo. 285-5592.


PONTE VEDRA, Luxury patio home, 1/1
walk-to beaches, pond view, pool/
health club amenities, $1099/mo.
407-448-5635.



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


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.
ROOMMATE FOR nice 3/2 rental share.
Walk to beach. $450/mp, +deposit- 1/3
utilities. 708-2911, 241-1008.
BEST OF both worlds. OCEAN FRONT
condo to share, with executive office
amenities. Offered at $750/mo. 247-8338,
994-9499.
, 'BEACHACROSS street.incl. private bath.
$599/mo. (904)249-9981.


OFF MAYPORT Road, $440/mo. cable &
utilities included, 923-6482.
ROOMMATE FOR 3BR/1.6BA, renovated,
8 miles ocean. Non-smoker. $600/mo. in-
cludes utilities. Scott 904-403-7389.
JAX BEACH, 3/2, share very nice newer
condo. w/ garage, W/D. $695/mo. includes
utilities. Owner/ realtor, 994-3608.



4 UNITS available 170sq.ft. each,
$375-$400, includes DSL, electric, water,
270-2124.
JAX .BEACH office space for rent.
1000+sf- 4000sf. IMMEDIATE OCCUPA-
NY. Call 904-608-6426.
NEPTUNE BEACH, on Third St., great
signage, 700sf., negotiable, 993-4011.
TURNKEY OFFICE Space for lease. Busy
retail frontage. Jonathan 866-6937

OFFICE SUITE w/2 offices, 500sf, kitch-
enette, bathroom. Atlantic Beach, 3 Blocks
to Ocean. $900/mo. +utilities. 246-5708.
1000SQ FT., $1500/mo. + $131 associa-
tion fee, + electric & water, 270-2124.

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* Conference Room
* East of A1A/
walk to beach

* Close to shopping/
restaurants


PRIME RETAIL Space in busy shopping
Center. Call Jonathan 866-6937.
OFFICE/ WAREHOUSE/ Retail Space for
'lease, 2 locations, Mayport Rd. and Noca-
tee. Free rent. 514-1090.


I MIN761 '2I
HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
dogs. 246-3600.


LIMOUSINE, SEDAN and Van Service
serving all of Jacksonville and the Beach-
es. (904)398-8400.


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



PUBLIC HEARING
CITY OF NEPTUNE BEACH

Notice is hereby given that a public hear-
ing will be held on the following proposed
ordinance at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, De-
cember 3, 2007, in the City Hall Council
Chambers, 11'6 First Street, at which time
the City Council will consider their adop-
tion into law. The ordinances in their en-
tirety may be inspected at the Office of the
City Clerk during regular working hours.
All interested parties may appear at the
meeting and be heard with respect to the
proposed ordinance.
ORDINANCE 2007-18: PUBLIC HEAR-
ING AND SECOND READ: AN ORDI-
NANCE OF THE CITY OF NEPTUNE
BEACH, FLORIDA AMENDING THE EX-
ISTING CHAPTER 17 SALES, ARTICLE
II GARAGE SALES, SECTION 17-32
FREQUENCY AND PROVIDING AN EF-
FECTIVE DATE
ORDINANCE 2007-19: PUBLIC HEAR-
ING AND SECOND READ: AN ORDI-
NANCE OF THE CITY OF NEPTUNE
BEACH, FLORIDA AMENDING THE EX-
ISTING CHAPTER 27, SECTION 27-479
SIDEWALKS AND BIKEWAYS AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE
If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Council with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting or
hearing the person will need a record of
the proceedings and for such purpose
may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Flori-
da Statute, persons with disabilities need-
ing special accommodation, including
hearing assistance, to participate in this
meeting should contact the City Clerk's
Office no later than 5:00 P.M., the day of
the meeting.

Lisa Volpe, CMC
City Clerk
BL 11/23/07





NEED A Math Tutor? I tutor up through
Algebra I. Lyn Broderick, 247-8609.

PIANO LESSONS
All levels, styles & ages. 'Will come to your
home. Piano Tuning also available.
241-4954, 655-3300.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com


LPN'S
Needed for Home Health and Hospice
Shifts: starting at $19/hr. Apply with North
Florida Health Services, at
www.NFHSonline.com or call us at
(904)24.1-1656 .
FULL & PART-TIME DINING ROOM'&"
BANQUET SERVERS. Marsh Landing
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
PART-TIME/ FULL-TIME Front Office
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.
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.
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.

NOTICE TO READERS
HELP WANTED classifications in this
newspaper are intended to announce gen-
uine current job openings. No fees may be
charged to the prospective employee. Ads
for self-employment or business opportu-
nities appear under the Business Opportu-
nities category. Ads which may require
payment of fees for employment informa-
tion, guidance or training may appear un-
der Job Service. Should 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.



*DIANA'S STYLING SALON*
Looking for a career? Stylists, Barbers,
Nail/ Pedicure Techs needed. Great
incentives w/progression. Call Diane at
525-2164 for more details. EOE.
VET TECHNICIAN full-time, experienced.
Start immediately. Apply at Animal Medi-
cal Clinic, 8000 Sawgrass Village Circle,
Ponte Vedra Beach, 273-9560.
DRIVERS- OWNER Operators: Home ev-
ery weekend & during the week Drop/
Hook! www.browntrucking.com (800)241-
5624x106.
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-
8080.
HOME HEALTH AIDE
Full-time in odr 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.


PET SITTING, in your home. Dog walking.
Responsible, mature. Call Kitty, 874-6062.
FREE CATS and Kittens to approved
homes. Call 242-0224.
FREE KITTENS to good home. 2 male
shorthairs and 2 longhairs 1 female short-
hair, 9wks. old, litter-trained. 241-4344.


ALBINO FERRET, nice large cage, $200.
Please call 314-1441.


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.


Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
0967.
DRIVERS- TOP Pay & excellent home-
timel We train Car Haulers! Superior ben-
efits package! CDL-A w/2 years OTR ex-
perience. (800)889-8139.'
KUHN FLOWERS
We are currently accepting applications
for a permanent full time Sales Associate.
We offer competitive salary, paid vacation,
and medical & dental insurance. We are a
drug free workplace. Apply in person at
832-10 A1A North, Ponte Vedra. No
phone calls please.
TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.
FULL-TIME HAIR Stylist w/clientele, high
commission. Call 249-3011.
PONTE VEDRA Animal Hospital seeking
Kennel Attendant. Apply within: 28 Corona
Rd., Ponte Vedra, 285-7924.
FRAMING CARPENTERS for established
company. Drug free work place. Benefits.
241-2721.
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.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASST.
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.


FULL & PART-TIME DINING ROOM &
BANQUET SERVERS. Marsh Landing
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
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.
RETAIL CONSIGNMENT Shop, Jax
Beach, F/T and P/T Sales. Apply within:
Round Robin, 1888 S. Third, Pablo Plaza..

CNA'S
NEEDED for home health & area hospi-
tals. To apply visit our website @
www.nfhsonline.com or apply in person,
North Florida Health Services, 710 3rd St.,
N., Jax Bch. 241-1656.
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.


BOWLING FAMILY Daycare has openings
for infants & up. Accepts Childrens Com-
mission & NACCRRA, State certified,
CPR, First Aid, CDA Teaching Degree.
Call Laura, 220-6059 or 476-4251.
HEARTS & Hands Child Care. Preschool
Program, CDA, references, nurturing
home daycare. USDA Food Program. 20
years experience Ages 2-4. Lou James
241-4836



IN-HOME CARE by VISITING ANGELS.
Providing the best caregivers with top ref
& criminal checks for meal-prep, errands,
respite care, companionship and more. Af-
fordable. Call us for a free in-home
assessment at 904-725-8222.
www.visitingangels.com Lic. #229886.
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
*
REGISTERED NURSES and Assistance
Available for Care in Your Home. AHCA
#29991522. Phone 241-1656
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.



THOMASVILLE BEDROOM- GOR-
GEOUS, LIGHT WOOD, KING HEAD-
BOARD, FOOTBOARD & RAILS, TRI-
PLE DRESSER 'W/ MIRROR, 2 NIGHT-
STANDS & LARGE ENTERTAINMENT
ARMOIRE, 4YRS NEW, $3750. 568-
0322.
61" HITACHI projection TV, low hours,
exc. cond., $499 OBO. 568-1535.


NINTENDO Wll ALMOST NEW, USED
5X ONLY! 2 NUNCHUCKS, 2 CONTROL-
L2RS, 5 GAMES, NO BOX, $395. 568-
()322.



RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT AUCTION.
Thursday, November 29th at 2pm.
9800 Beach Blvd. 904-248-0926.
www.AnjeAuctions.net.
10% BP AB2659 AU3714.
AT&T PARTNER phone system. 5 phones
installed for $899. 249-8877.
HERMES SCARF, BRAND NEW, MAY
BE SWAPPED AT STORE FOR OTHER
STYLE, $150. 568-0322.

XMAS TREES
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,
(904)259-7703.
SPLINTERS N MORE, INC.
Locally owned & operated, hand crafted
furniture and accessories. Personalized
pet products.
www.splintersnmore.com.


STAFF DEVELOPMENT/ J m
RESOURCE NURSE KAWAI PIANO, Cherry Console in excel-
Fleet Landing, a premier Continuing Care lent condition,'15 years old. $2000 OBO.
Retirement Community is currently ac- 904-543-8770.
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 HEART PINE, tongue & groove flooring
Term Care experience with knowledge of cut from antique Pine timbers. Installation,
the RAI process and experience in the stair material. FLORIDA HEARTWOOD
area of Staff Development. The hours are 249-8310. Lic. ST-5903.
primarily Monday through Friday with in-
frequent weekend requirements. This is a
full tine position with-excellent-benefits --
Applications. available i-a.W Fleet lardingi ALUCTTI~R -FR6IDa' I7iP-lt O0T-5.519,
Security Gate, One fleet Landing "Blvd. Nov, 2-16, Dec. 7-21.
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233; fax to 904-246- www.AnjeAuctions.net AB2659, AU3713,
9447; website at fleetlanding.com; e-mail AU3714. 9800 Beach Blvd. 248-0926
to jobs@fleetlanding.com. EOE/Drug-free _______..
Workplace. _ _


VW SERVICE Writer/ Parts Salesman.
Volkswagen Repair Shop, benefits, uni-
forms, paid vacation. Pay commensurate
with experience. Call 537-6140.
GOLF COURSE LANDSCAPE LABOR.
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.
BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for Cooks
and Cashiers, Apply between 9AM-11AM
and 1:30-3:OOPM, Monday-Friday, No
phone calls please. Only energetic team
players apply. Bonos BBQ 1307 Atlahtic
Blvd. Neptune Beach.
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.
COMMUNITY HOSPICE of Northeast
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
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.



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


WE BUY Scrap Gold for Cash! Estate and
old jewelry, Rolexes. 241-1889.
I BUY BUSINESSES. No Restaurant
or Real Estate. Fast closings.
(904)402-5355.
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this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @ beachesleader.com

MEN


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
more.


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. Ladle's clothes (2-4), twin bed
w/headboard/drawers. $300, boy's toys.



CHEAP STORAGE
Boats, RV's, Trailers.
Starting at $70/mo.. 2781 Mayport Rd.
Near Wonderwood. Call 993-2222.
BOAT STORAGE in PV. Visit
www.MarinaClubPV.com


2001 HARLEY Davidson XL 1200C
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HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS


Handcrafted 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. 24-26.
For information, call 241-6928 or visit
www.firststreetgalleryart.com.

Reasons for the Season
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 information.

Snow and ice in forecast
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre will trans-
form 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 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.
oTheatre: Theatre Saint Augustine presents its
original adaptation of 0. 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 Saturdays, with matinees at 2
p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday.
eSnow: 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 chil-
dren. 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 vis-
its 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 fea-
tured artisans, browse unique products, pick up
holiday decorations and have fun while com-
pleting a holiday 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
Wonderland."
"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 Bums (St. Johns County
Public Library event)
Thursday-Dec. 6: The Battersby Duo (St. Johns
County Public Library event)
Thursday-Dec, 13: Short Story Contest (St.
Augustine Record event)
S.Wednesday-Dec. 26;.j, Celebratipn,with
Xhabbo (St. Johns CountyublicLibrary 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 AlA South.
For information, visit www.staugamphithe-
atre.com or call 904-471-1965.

Jacksonville Light Parade


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
registration is $20. The
Holiday Market is free to
customers.


Teddy Bear Toy

Drive
For every stuffed anin


purchased at Adventu


Landing's Tedd
from Dec. 1 th
Adventure L
donate a bran
animal to Toys
249-9784 or vis
turelanding.cor
tion.


Atlantic Beach Toy Drive
The Atlantic Beach Holiday Toy Drive will be
held from Nov. 24 through Dec. 20. A children's
party will be held Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
at Donner Park to distribute gifts. New toys can
be dropped off at the Atlantic Beach Fire Station,
800 Seminole Road. Call 247-5828 for informa-
tion.

Holiday Concerts
The Don Thompson Chorale will perform a
"Welcoming the Holidays" concert at 6 pm.
Sunday, Nov. 25, at Anastasia Baptist Church,
1650 A1AS. S Si. Atigustine. 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.

Hanging of the Greens
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 invit-


ed to come at 5:30 p.m. for
Christmas crafts. Call the
church office at 280-5141
for information.

Extension serv-
ice holiday
Happenings
A holiday pro-
gram will be held
at the University
of Florida
Cooperative
S Extension
Office, 1010 N.
c MDuff Ave. The pro-
gram will be presented
at 10 a.m. and repeated
at 6:45 p.m. The class
costs $8. Reservations,
which are needed, can be
made one week prior to
each program by calling
the Extension Office at
387-8855.
"Holiday Hospitality at
its Best" will be held Nov.
27.

The Miracles of
Christmas
Christ Episcopal Church
will begin an Advent
Christmas Formation series
titled "The Miracles of
Christmas" at 7 p.m. Nov.
28. The church is located at
400 San Juan Drive. in
lal Ponte Vedra. Call 285-6127
ire for information.


y Bear Factory Holiday Gift Tree
rough Dec. 19, Thirty. children in
endingg will Atlantic Beach are in need
of holiday presents.
d new stuffed Anyone wishing to partici-
for TotS. Call pate can choose a child and
it www.adven- be their "Secret Santa." The
tree is located at the Adele
n for informa- Grage Cultural Center, 716
Ocean Blvd. Visit during
business hours after Nov.
29 through Dec. 20.
Business hours are 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. Monday through Friday; the office is
dosed for lunch between noon and 1 p.m.

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 busi-
nesses, 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 partoo a silent
auction, and all.proceedds raised tir heeevehit
go directly to two St. Johns County-based chari-
ties. For information on the St. Johns County
Festival of Trees or to obtain a commitment
form, call 904-940-4010 or go to www.wgv.com.

Christmas in the Park
Christmas in the Park will be held Nov. 30, 6
p.m., in Jarboe Park. Neptune Beach will hold its
annual tree lighting, and Santa and his elves will
arrive at 6:30 p.m. There will also be perform-
ances from Neptune Beach Elerrentary, the
Fletcher High School jazz band and the school


chorus. Refreshments will be provided by Winn-
Dixie.

Holiday Magic Celebration
The annual San Marco Merchants' Holiday
Magic Celebration will have holiday carolers,
hand bell groups, carriage and train rides and
more Dec. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. Bring a paper prod-
uct donation for the Ronald McDonald House.
Call Jamie Hendrix at 904-541-1340 for infor-
mation.

Holiday in Hamptons
Holiday in the Hamptons, to benefit the
Monique Burr Foundation, will be held 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, Morique Burr Foundation, at
904-642-0210 or visit www.moniqueburrfoun-
dation.org.

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 support-
ing the reserve. Call 904-823-4500 for informa-
tion.

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 farm-
house will be open all day for tours. Call 904-
268-0784 or visit. www.mandarinmuseum.net
for information.

Art & Craft Festival
The Art & Craft Festival in St. Augustine will
be held from 9 a.m: to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1,
and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the St.
Augustine Amphitheater, 1340-C A1A (south of
the Lighthouse) in St. Augustine. There will be
fine art, crafts and food. Admission and parking
are free. For information, call 352-344-0657.

Town Center Holiday Celebration
The Beaches Town Center Holiday
Celebration will be held.Dec. 1 from 3 to 9 p.m.,
and starts with. a bike parade. Various activities
will be available throughout the afternoon,
including craft tables and hay rides. Santa and
Mrs. Claus will arrive at 6 p.m. for the tree light-
ing. The event is free; participants are encour-
aged to bring a donation of canned goods.

PAL Day
Saturday, Dec. 1, is the 50th anniversary of
USO PAL Day in St. Augustine. Many, St.
. Augustine attractions will offer free admission
to active duty military personnel and their rfam-
ilies, and the Elks Lodge provides a free lunch.
Call the USO at 246-1395 or visit
www.usojax.org for information.

Christmas Concert
The North Florida Women's Chorale will per-
form a Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 2, 3:30
p.m., at The Players Community Senior Center,
175 Landrum Lane. A donation of $5 is suggest-
ed. Call 280-3233 for information.


\% DAN
The DEPENDABLE HANDYMAN
from changing a lightbulb
to changing the color ofyour house
NO JOB IS TOO ODD!
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QUALITY *DEPENDABLE HONEST
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WWW.TLCINDOORAIR.COM FREE
ESTIMATES; Air Duct.Cleanings, Installs,
Repairs. 10% off All Customers.
(904)880-7312.
PADGETTS A/C & Heating, Inc. Family
owned and operated. When quality and
customer service are demanded call
588-5222 Financing available.
SERVICE, REPAIRS, INSTALLATIONS
Free Estimates on replacements. License
CAC1814887. Credit cards accepted.


CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING
with new anti-allergen fabric rinse,
223-0591.
CLEANING SERVICE. Take the worry out
of your work week and let someone else
do the chores. Detailed, dependable, and
honest. 15yrs. experience. 403-9474.
THE VERY best in housekeeping. Twenty
years experience- PV area. Finest care for
your home: laundry, silver polishing. Ex-
cellent references. Diana Dempsey,
853-6680.
AFFORDABLE CLEANING SERVICE.
Many years experience; references availa-
ble. Call Kelly for estimate, 238-9040.
LAUNDRY & HOUSE cleaning, errands,
pet/ house sitting, $10/hr. (904)247-7849.


SNYDER & Baker Electric. Residential,
commercial. Free estimates. Lic.
EC13003709 (904)237-3824.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @ beachesleader.anm


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


COACH GATOR
FIREWOOD, FREE delivery or pickup, call
813-8838 or Mitch Kinsey 838-5995.
FIREWOOD
By stack or truckload or cordwood. 907
6th Ave. So., Jax Beach (for pickup),
285-6427 or 249-3478 (for delivery).
THE WINTER and holiday seasons are
upon usl Be prepared, order now and get
free delivery 334-3157.
BEACH BOYS Firewood. Pickupor Deliv-
ery. Ranger Special $75. Call 759-1612.
FIREWOOD *
Lucas Tree Service. Seasoned oak. Any
quantity. Pickup or delivery. 241-3533.


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this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @beachesleader.com
STUCK? FRUSTRATED? Call Rob. All
applications, house calls, training, repairs,
upgrades, websites, graphics Free phone
tech. 904-249-3034 or email:
callrob@comcast.net.


Computer and Printer Repair Services,
virus protection, upgrades, LAPTOPS too.
Commercial & Residential Service
throughout Duval and St. Johns County.
Our shop, your home or business. Atlantic
Laser, 1521 Penman Rd., Jax Beach. Call
247-3234.

HALI 63


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


CUT RIGHT LAWN SERVICE. Free esti-
mates, local, reasonable prices. We do it
right the first time. No contracts required.
Residential & Commercial Call Ray,
607-0853.
ED'S LAWNCARE
Dependable Quality Service. Reasonable
rates. 821-0737.
PERSCHELBROTHERS
SERVICES, INC.
PROFESSIONAL LAWN service. We mow
lawns. Free estimates. 246-0967.
BEACH BOYS Lawn Care & Firewood
759-1612, 424-6942


WINSOR LAWN Service, Inc. Competitive
rates. Call Alan. 237-5301.
KEN'S LAWN CARE
Cutting, edging,' weed-eating, landscap-
ing, pressure washing, grading and sod-
ding. Free estimate. 252-6112.

HERMON'S MULTIPLE SERVICE
Specializing in "Cqmplete Flowerbed
Cleaning and Lawn care, 246-4238
612-1755.
*
ENDLESS SUMMER Lawncare. Free esti-
mates. Professional customer service.
Mowing, edging, weeding, trimming- trees;
shrubs. Licensed & insured. Residential &
commercial. CALL US FIRST! 270.2664.


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


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


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


DIRTY DEAN'S
Quality service. Affordable price.
Licensed/ Insured. Call 294-6116.
OCEANSIDE CLEANING INDUSTRIES
Safe roof cleaning. Spotless window
cleaning. Pressure washing. Licensed &
Insured. Call Kevin 994-0045.
KEN'S PRESSURE Washing & Lawn
Service. Houses & driveways. Free esti-
mates. 252-6112.


PAINTING
35 yrs. experience. Licensed- Quality
work. Interior & Exterior. Great prices.
219-1'276,

WOLF PAINTING CO.
SWe 're the
Professionals

4 Painting Pressure Washing
Residential Commercial
0 Interior Exterior
4 Wood Replacement
Waterproofing


Beaches Ofice (904) 241-541
Westsilde Office (904) 786-9827
Cell (904) 714-8400


SJUSt Joe
SPainting
& Wallpapering,
Pressure Washing
Quality craftsmanship by
Joe DiMauro
30 years experience
Licensed Insured References
www.justjoepainting.com
Now Accepting BM
(904) 372-4707 (904)229-9542


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this category please call 904-249-9033 or
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this category please call 904-249-9033 or
PROFESSIONAL PAINT & Drywall for mail: classlfied@beachesleader.com
less $$$. 20 years exp. 327-2114.1


A PLUS QUALITY PAINTING, INC.
Top-knotch work guaranteed. 17yrs. expe-
rience. Painting, trim, carpentry, wood re-
pair, pressure washing. Licensed/ Insured.
ree estimates. 861-9500.
BEACHES HOME SERVICES. Painting,
free estimates, work guaranteed, licensed.
610-7768.
RELIABLE INTERIOR/ exterior painting,
pressure washing, drywall, texture, wall
coverings. Licensed, insured, references.
25 years experience. (904)403-7389.
www.paintersyoucantrust.com
PAINTING, WALLPAPER Removal, All
types of repairs. 33yrs. exp. 229-9389.


NEW POOL special, 15x30. Complete
only $25,000. Call 568-4112.


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


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.


w NELIGAN *
CONSTRUCTION

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


LA BUILDERS
of North Florida, Inc.
design and Blueprints Available
SCustom Homes
Renovations
Room Additions
9 Commercial Buildings
Commercial Buildouts
Custom Interiors our Speciality
904-309-0646
General Contractor HVAC Contractor
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DRYWALL REPAIR, Painting, Quarter
Round painted or stained, installed.
Shelves built-ins, wood, laminate & ce-
ramic tile repair, misc. small jobs. Li-
censed/ Insured. 246-0363.


HANDYMAN- EXPERIENCED and very
dependable for quality repairs, service
calls, painting, improvements and miscel-
laneous jobs. DAVE. 246-6628.


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ROOF REPAIRS & Re-Roofing. Trust a li-
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Remodeling/Construction. State Certified
Roofer #CCC1325888. Member BBB
247-3777.

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


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

COASTLINE CUSTOM FLOORS, LLC.
Tile, Wood, Carpet & Vinyl Flooring. In-
stallation, Repairs. & Restretching. Free
estimates (904)233-9683.
TILE, STONE & WOOD
INSTALLATION
Complete Bathroom Remodeling including
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by WALTER BRANCH
1. Who said in his presidential nomination
acceptance speech: "My call is to the young of
heart?"
2. What movie director gave a chilling guest
appearance on "Batman" as Mr. Freeze?
3. Who was Al Capp's comic strip character
Joariie Phoanie a caricature of?
4. What was the first prime-time cartoon
series made especially for TV?
5. What group's house party did the FBI spoil
in a 1957 raid at Apalachin, New York?
6. What were the original colors of striped
toothpaste?
7. What Herman Wouk book opened:


"Commander Victor Henry rode a taxicab home
from the Navy Building on Constitution
Avenue...?"
8. What reggae rocker wrote and first record-
ed "I Shot the Sheriff?"
9. What show did you have to watch to see
Spin and Marty?
10. In what country did the hula hoop origi-
nate?
Trivia Time Answers
1. John F. Kennedy; 2. Otto Preminger; 3. Joan
Baez; 4. "The Flintstones;" 5. The Mafia; 6. Red
and white; 7. "The Winds of War;" 8. Bob
Marley; 9. "The Mickey Mouse Club;" 10,
Australia
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Your Horoscope


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by CHARLES COOPER
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A minor irri-
tation at work shouldn't throw you for the
whole week. You have important tasks to
accomplish. Later, your social life is positively
whirling!
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An unexpect-
ed opportunity falls right into your lap.
Where it concerns your career, choose care-
fully. Compromise is the watchword for
week's end.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You're in no
position to be lending people money. With
the holidays, things are tight as it is. While
your hearts in the right place, you're not
thinking clearly.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Come up with
a plan wherein you and your family can
donate timq to a nursing home or hospital
this holiday season. You'll find the true mean-
ing of giving. Later in the week, a bigwig at
,work has a happy surprise for you.
SLEO (July 23 to August 22) Social invita-
Stions are arriving. Thus, you'll need to sort
out the wheat from the chaff. Not every out-
ing can be undertaken, so choose wisely.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A gift
you ordered some time ago still hasn't arrived.
You may have to come up with an alternative.
This weekend is a good time to finish up all
pre-holiday chores.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your
usual holiday happiness is mared this week


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SU{1OKR
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blank squares with the correct numbers.

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digits I through 9 in any order.
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TimelyTips


by KATE WORTH
REUSE, RECYCLE Use the
backs of old envelopes for
writing out your grocery lists
or- Christmas lists You can
even use the envelope for all
your coupons before leaving
the house. It's a great way to
utilize all that iunk mail that
inevitably comes into your
mailbox every day. Karen T.
A TIP FROM HIM A piece
of chalk or charcoal in your
toolbox will attract moisture
and keep your tools from rust-
ing. As a mechanic, I have
found this tip to be invalu-
able. John A.
SLIP SLIDING' AWAY To


allow sliding windows or.
drawers to move more easily,
use a bar of soap to grease
tracks or runners. Lidia K.
TAKE THE PLUNGE If
your bathroom sink is
clogged, cover the overflow
hole with a rag when plung-
ing it so the plunger has max-
imum effect. Jack M.
THAT'S SHARP! Sharpen
scissors by slicing several
pieces of sandpaper or emery.
paper. This works great, and
there's hardly any expense.
Madeline P.
CLEAN IT UP After wall-
papering, rinse the paste table
and brushes in salted water


before washing. This removes
the paste more quickly and
leaves the brushes soft and
springy. Kathy M.
EGG TIPS If you love
poached eggs and have trou-
ble keeping the whites intact,.
put a teaspoon of white vine-
gar in the water before you
put in the eggs. Don't have
the water at a rolling boil.
Gently simmer instead and
create a "whirlpool" so the
whites can set better. Before
you use eggs, leave them on
the kitchen counter, allowing
them to come to room. tem-
perature for better results.
Lynne H.
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You Donl't Sa


The Bureau. of Engraving
and Printing produces 38 mil-
lion notes a day with a face
value of approximately $541
million. That doesn't mean
there is $541 million more
money circulating today than
there was yesterday, though,
because 95 percent of the
notes printed each year are
used to replace notes already
in circulation.
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Precision-guided munitions
are highly accurate bombs
that are guided to their targets
by computers. Smart bombs
hit their targets much more
frequently than dumb bombs,
and cause less casualties or
damage to civilian areas.
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The Slinky has been sold on
all the continents of the world
except Antarctica.
Eighty feet of wire is in the
original metal Slinky.
Toothbrushes before' 1938
were made using the hair of
horses, hogs and beavers.
The name Dracula means
Son of the Devil in Romanian.
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Most spiders have eight
eyes.
The driest inhabited place
in the world is Aswan, Egypt,
where the annual average
rainfall is .02 inches.
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The air at the summit of
Mount Everest, 29,029 feet is
only a third as thick as the air
at sea level.
On the day that Alexander
Graham Bell was buried, the
entire U.S. telephone system
was shut down for one
minute in tribute.
In Singapore, it is illegal to
chew bubble gum and chew-
ing gum. There are fines or a
year .in jail if you are caught
doing this. The law was
brought into effect in 1991
because too many people
were throwing their gum in
public places which caused
several problems.
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by a work worry. Remember, fretting won't
change things. Come up with a concrete plan
of attack.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A
meeting you'd prepared for is taken off the
schedule. Deal with this gracefully. When it
does happen, you're up for it.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December
21) Tie up some loose ends on the job. This
clears your schedule for upcoming important
events. Over the weekend, you enjoy domes-
tic harmony.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19)
The best way to deal with a contentious co-
worker is with tact. Ultimately, this person
comes around to your way of thinking. Later,
some holiday shopping is in order.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)
Those in negotiations, whether in business or
personally, will succeed. In general, things are
going your way. Travel is in the stars after the
holiday season winds down.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your
intuition is working overtime. Follow these
hunches. While it makes no logical sense,
you're often successful when you just go with
your gut instincts.
CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS: Brendan Fraser,
December 3; Tyra Banks, December 4;
Margaret Cho, December 5; Janine Turner,
December 6; Larry Bird, December 7; Teri
Hatcher, December 8; Kirk Douglas,
December 9.
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