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Publication Date: December 7, 2007
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Weekend Edition D

Vol. 45, No. 49



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



County makes plans

for cuts in services

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Complete guide to seasonal
activities and more at the
Beaches. Special section




If vbters approve a property
tax reform measure Jan. 29, the
resulting cuts in revenue to the
county's offers would likely
mean cuts in county services,
local officials said this week.
"What it means is less revenue
for the county," County
Commission Chairman Tom
Manuel of Ponte Vedra Beach
said Thursday during a tele-
phone interview.
Assistant County
Administrator Joe Vonasek said
the county could be facing an
estimated loss of $10.5 million if
the required 60 percent of voters
pass. the constitutional amend-
Vonasek said this week the loss
of funds could mean that servic-
es would be cut or funded at
lower levels.
Under Manuel's approach,

some services would be cut in
order to focus the county's
resources on essential services.
"We're going to prioritize
everything the county does,"
Manuel said.
"I think you're better off doing
10 things well than doing 100
things at 10 percent," he added.
Manuel also mentioned that
lower-priority services that get
cut can be put back in the budg-
et through a countywide referen-
Although Manuel did not say
which specific services would be
in danger of being cut, he did
note that the county currently
provides for indigent care at the
Hastings Clinic.
Indigent care, he said, is a state
."If we lose another $10.5 mil-
lion, it's going to be a tough
year," Vonasek said Thursday.
During this year's budget
process, some independent

photo by CHUCK ADAMS
"Santa's Helpers" from the Bolles Lower School in Ponte Vedra Beach are joined by
architects of the collection drive to benefit 500 needy children at Florida School for the
Deaf and the Blind in St. Augustine. The adults are headmaster Fred Scott (from left),
Karen Wolf, Will Ackland, Norma Rea, Faye Goodman, Anne Fallon, Kim Wingo and
Melissa Nicholson. The gifts will be delivered Dec. 18.

Bolles kids give to deaf, blind

Sign up to have Santa call
your child later this month.
See A-2.



Dorothy, portrayed by Tess Reiman, pours make-believe water on
the Wicked Witch of the West, portrayed by Christal Pablo, Thursday
at the Players Community Senior Center, when a third-grade class
from Ocean Palms Elementary School performed. See A-6.

An e-mail three Ponte Vedra Beach
friends received recently will result in a
present-laden, police-led motorcycle cara-
van leaving the Bolles School Jn Ponte
Vedra at 3 p.m. Dec."18, for the Florida
School for the Deaf and Blind in St.
Will Ackland, Norma Rea and Karen
Wolf shared a message asking for help in
gathering clothes for the "Clothes Closet"
at the School for the Deaf and Blind. Phil
Lancelot of Keller Williams Realty wanted
to know if they had a couple of extra used

coats in their kids' closets.
"I'm just a mom here at Bolles," said
Rea, who has two children at the private
school. "We found out about the needs at
the School for the Deaf and Blind, and I
thought that was something we could
help with.
"It's definitely a collaboration of
effort," Rea said of the role she, Ackland
and Wolf have played in the ongoing col-
lection drive, the overall goal of which is
to help 500 in-need children. They aim to
realize "a coat and warm outfit for all of
them. And a toy or gift of some sort,
because most don't get the first Christmas

See BOLLES, A-6 -

SFalse alarms still problem, despite new notification rule

Zoey and her "brother"
Triscut are regulars at
Baptist Medical Center
Beaches. See B-7.



Angelo Pindilli is ready to
defend his title of top dock
decorator. See photo, A-3.

will be deliver
sports anc

Your home security alarm
goes off in the middle of the
night. Your mind races: Is it a
burglar? A fire? Too much car-
bon monoxide in your
Chances are, it's none of
those. It's most likely just
another thunderstorm.
According to Sgt. Chuck
Mulligan, spokesman for the
St. Johns County Sheriff's
Office, the majority of home
security alarm calls are false,
and most of those are trig-
gered by lightning or thun-

False alarms remain a prob-
lem for law 'enforcement,
despite a change in state law
requiring alarm companies to
verify an alarm by calling the
home or business.
"Most false alarms happen
when people aren't home,"
Mulligan said Tuesday during
an interview. He added that
mechanical failures and user
errors are also the cause of
many false alarms.
In 2004, only three of the
nearly 12,000 burglar alarm
system calls in St. Johns
County were for actual bur-
glaries, according to a study
by a financial consulting

Cops ask help in

hit-and-run death
The Florida Highway Patrol is asking for
information in the death of a Ponte Vedra
Beach man who was found early
Wednesday along State Road A1A.
Charles Lee Foster, 38, was found lying
on the inside, northbound lane of A1A
about 900 feet north of Sawgrass Village
Drive, according to an FHP report.
An unidentified vehicle traveling north
on A1A struck Foster, who was a pedestri-
an, and sped away, according to the
report. There were no witnesses and no
information about the vehicle.
Foster's body was discovered about 2
a.m. by a St. Johns County Sheriff's
deputy who was patrolling the area, a
sheriff's spokesman said.
The deputy notified the Highway
Patrol, which is doing an investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call
the FHP at (904) 301-3663.

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False alarms mean wasted
time, money, and resources
that police could use in.ongo-
ing cases or for real emergen-
cies, police say.
Statistics from the Sheriff's
Office show there are almost
50 percent fewer false alarms
this year compared with last
year, but Mulligan does not
think it is due to the state
In 2006, the Sheriff's Office
responded to 6,109 false.resi-
dential alarms. From Jan. 8
through Dec. 3 of.this year,
that number was 3,161'.
But Mulligan said the

Sheriff's Office is using differ-
ent software to track false
alarm data this year, and
more stringent criteria are
being used to count false
In 2006, every false alarm
call deputies were dispatched
to was counted, he said.
This year, if an officer is dis-
patched to an alarm but
recalled before arriving at the
scene, it is not counted as a
false alarm, he said.
"It's unlikely that we've
had half the amount as last
year," Mulligan said.
An alternative method of
lowering the number of false

alarms is being reviewed at
the local level.
A financial consulting firm
submitted a proposal to coun-
ty commissioners in August
calling for fines to be issued
for multiple false alarms.
Under the proposal, a $25
fine would be issued for a
home's third false alarm with-
in one year. For each addi-
tional false alarm, $25 would
be added to the fine.
Commissioners said they
would await a formal propos-
al from the Sheriff's Office
regarding the best method of
reducing false alarms before
acting on the issue.

Children enjoy a Hanukkah celebration Tuesday to mark the fourth anniversary of Chabad @ the Beaches, which
meets in Ponte Vedra Beach. The family event included entertainment, crafts and foods. More photos, A-6.



Religion ...............A-7
Showtimes ............B-4
Sports ....................A-8

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This adult Right whale spent about two hours near the Jacksonville Beach pier
Thursday morning. Pier workers said dolphins (right) were seen chasing a calf
.whale that was accompanying the adult.

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Santa will be calling St. Johns County
children three evenings later this month
during "Phone Calls from Santa," an
annual project of the St. Johns County
Recreation and Parks Department.
Children 8 and younger who live in St.
Johns County can get a phone call
between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18, 19

Child's Name
Male Female
Phone #
Teacher's name _
Favorite subject
Sibling's names and ages

Friends' names


Pets' names (and types)
Christmas list

Needs to improve on
Interests and hobbies

Further Information
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or 20, when volunteers will be placing the
Parents can visit a web site
(www.sjcfl.us/youthactivities) or
fill out the form below and
send the completed form
to the Recreation
Department by Dec. 14. ,'
See addresses below.

Check the box for the night
you want Santa to call:
Calls are made from 6 p.m.
to 7:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, Dec. 18
SWednesday, Dec. 19
SThursday, Dec. 20

Please complete the
information and return the
form to 2175 MIzell Road, St.
Augustine, FL 32082. Fax it to
(904)209-0321 or email to
-Need more information? (904)209-0377

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restaurant is slated to open around the first of the year in the space formerly occupied by The Moon Grille and Oyster Bar.


Felice Navidad
"Christmas in Spanish
Florida" will be presented at
10:30 a.m. Saturday at the
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
Library at a meeting of the
Beaches League of Storytellers.
The public is invited. For
information call Nancy Avera
at 874-9270.

Sing-along is Saturday
The city of Atlantic Beach is
sponsoring a holiday sing-
along 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday
at Bull Memorial Park, adjacent
to the Adele Grage Center at
Ocean and Seventh streets,
Atlantic Beach.
Santa will visit and there will
be machines making snow.
Words to the songs will be pro-
jected on a screen during this
family event.

Kids' museum debuts
Hands-on children's activi-
ties will be offered Saturday
during Ancient City Kids Day, a

children's festival postponed
from late October because of
Children's Museum of St.
Johns will make its debut at the
event with an exhibit called
"Walk Like a Timucua."
The festival, sponsored by
EPIC Community Services, is
free. It is scheduled 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. at Francis Field on Castillo
Drive, St. Augustine.
MSD meeting Monday
The Ponte Vedra Municipal
Service District meets at 6 p.m.
Monday at the Ponte Vedra
Beach Branch Library.
View from the top
St. Johns County
Administrator Michael
Wanchick will be the featured
speaker at Monday's meeting of
the St. Johns Civic Association
The meeting is scheduled 9
a.m. to 11 a.m. at the main
library, on U.S. 1 and San
Carlos in St. Augustine.

Senior arts celebrated
Paintings, drawings, sculp-
tures and photos created by
seniors who participated ,in a
new program with the Cultural
Center at Ponte Vedra Beach.
will be highlighted at an event
from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
"The Art of Aging" will take
place at the Players
Community Senior Center, 175
Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra
This celebration will feature
a luncheon and exhibition.

Donations sought
SThe' community is being
asked to help a group of stu-
dents at Landrum Middle
School who have "adopted 100
needy elementary-age children
in Hastings for the holiday sea-
The Landrum gifted students,
along with their parents and
teachers, are donating
Christmas gifts to the children

Sand are giving them a party
Wednesday at Hastings
Community Center in
Southwest St. Johns County.
Community members are
asked to donate new children's
sneakers and shoes; new chil-
dren's coats, clothing and
socks; and new or gently used
children's books. Donations
should be dropped off by
Monday at Landrum Middle
SSchool. Call teacher Derek
Coghlan at 285-9080 or parent
Brette Reiman at 273-2962 for
more information.

How sweet it is; ,
Urban Flats in Ponte Vedra:
Beach on Wednesday presented
a check for $2,300Qt the Susan
G. Komen Foundation.
The donation is the amount
the restaurant sold in desserts
during October. Each guest
who ordered a dessert during
October received a pink ribbon
enamel lapel pin. Urban Flats is
on State Road A1A.



Justice Brown, 4, tosses bread
to some hungry ducks during a
family trip to the Huguenot
Park in Jacksonville Beach
this week.

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photo by GRAY ROHRER
John Atkins (from left), Bob Pastori, and Atkins' sons David and
Mikey talk about their entry in Saturday's Palm Valley Boat and
Light Parade during a captain's meeting Wednesday at LuLu's
Waterfront Grille. About 30 decorated boats off all sizes will
parade on the Intracoastal Waterway between the Palm Valley
bridge and Marsh Landing, with the flotilla getting under way
about 6:30 p.m. Docks along the waterway also are decorated.

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Cuts loom if tax reform passes

- TAX REFORM, from A-
agencies in the county's Health
and Human Services
Department including the
Salvation Army, the Betty
Griffin House, and the Council
on Aging were threatened
with cuts.
But just before commissioners
finalized the budget, they gave
the Salvation Army, which acts
as a food bank for several other

charities in the county, an extra
$38,000 than was proposed in
the recommended budget.
The Betty Griffin House,
which provides counseling and
shelter for victims of domestic
abuse, received $50,000 more
than the recommended budget.
Manuel also expressed his dis-
pleasure at the way the tax
reform's constitutional amend-

ment imposes on the county's
authority to tax.
"What it's doing is saying,
'You local guys don't know what
you're doing,'" he said.
"Tallahassee has its own agen-
da, and it's being influenced by
South Florida," Manuel said.
"And it's not necessarily good
for North Florida," he added.

See Holiday
Happenings in
The Wishbook

Today; Dec. 7
Sharon Batten Trunk
Show: Sharon Batten invites
Cultural Center at Ponte
Vedra Beach members to a
two-day Monique Lhuillier
Trunk Show. For an appoint-
ment, call 285-4544.

Saturday, Dec. 8
A1A Annual Christmas
Party: The A1A Annual
Christmas Party at Cliff's at
The Beach to benefit the USO
will be held starting at 6:30
p.m. Attendees are asked to
bring a new toy for the USO.
Music in the courtyard:

U4EA plays 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
at 200 First St., Neptune
Monday, Dec. 10
American Legion:
American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 316 meets at 1127
Atlantic Blvd. at 8 p.m.
Leave 'em Laughin':
"Leave 'em Laughing" Tent, a
chapter of the International
Laurel & Hardy Appreciation
Society meets 6:30 p.m. to 8
p.m. at the Pablo Creek
Branch Library, Beach
Boulevard at Hodges. Free.

Tuesday, Dec..11
Recital: First Coast
Community Music School's
winter student recital is held
at 7 p.m. in the Nathan H.
Wilson Center for the Arts on
the FCCJ South Campus,
11901 Beach Blvd., Bldg. N,

Room 103. Free and open to
the public.
FCAT for Families: FCAT
for Families, explaining the
importance of the FCAT dis-
ability waiver, accommoda-
tions and involvement, is
scheduled 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
in the Fletcher High School
Media Center. For informa-
tion call the Beaches Resource.
Center at 270-8200.

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The Ritz Bar Paco's Mexican Restaurant Fionn McCool's
Lynch's Irish Pub Liliana's Hair Studio *The Body Gallery

Beaches Art Walk

December 11, 2007 5-9 Rain or shine

Galleria di arte Dolphin Depot Restaurant BrixTap House
Happy Stefano's Pizzeria Beaches Museum and Historical Center
Open Mike Night 803-3085

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The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader

D member 7 2007

Festival expands

The annual Christmas at Sawgrass Village festival is being
expanded this year, with activities for adults as well as children
planned today and Saturday in Ponte Vedra Beach.
The festivities begin at 6 p.m. today with the lighting of a
Christmas tree. Costumed carolers from Alhambra Dinner
Theater will stroll and sing from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., when carriage
S- rides also will be available .
Stores will remain open until 8 p.m., and merchants will offer
..- specials, treats and complementary consultations.
On Saturday, guests can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 2
P p.m. to 6 p.m., and the Christmas train will be open for rides 2
p.m. to 6 p.m.
-:. There will be a Toys for Tots drop-off at Sawgrass Village from
Friday evening through Sunday.
.i Sawgrass Village is off State Road A1A just north of PGA Tour
'_ ;.Boulevard.

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The Leader's Opinion

Day that will

live in infamy

has meaning

SAll who were alive in 1941 can probably recall exact-
ly where they were on this day 66 years ago.
December 7, 1941 remains a day that will live in
infamy as predicted by then U.S. President Franklin
Roosevelt after the Japaiese bombed Pearl Harbor on
a Sunday morning and shocked our nation into World
War II.
That attack triggered shock waves in this country
that were, according to reports, unequalled, except
perhaps by the disaster of 9-11 in 2001.
The attack on Pearl Harbor resulted in the United
States joining World War II and many of our best and
brightest served during the war in military or civilian
On this date that lives on in history, it is worth
remembering that nine Beaches-area men made the
ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives for their country
while in service.
SA photo exhibit, These Nine, is now on display at
the Beaches Museum and History Center.
__ Visitors to the museum also have the opportunity to
learn more about World War II and its impact on the
Beaches by spending some time in the museum's read-
ing room.
.....or.museum hours call. 241-5657 extension 100.
SThe valor of those who served bears-remembrance.
The museum exhibit is a means to do this and offers a
timely look back to all ages, including those who actu-
ally lived through the. days of blackout curtains,
rationing and saboteurs landing on our shores.
The sacrifices made by past generations must not be

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Some thing

Opened a time capsule from
the 1940s. I had forgotten it
for years, under my bed, in
an insignificant box. It was my
autograph book from grade
The entries in the book
began in 1945, when I was 11,
and they..ended in 1948, with
graduation from Richards
Elementary- SchOor ..r -Tn'.
Whitefish Bay,. a suburb of
Milwaukee. Most of the signers
were classmates or teachers,
The youngest contributor was
my sister, Connie. Judging
from her printing, she was
about six at the time. The old-
est "author" was my grandfa-
ther. He wrote, "How long will
you remember Luto Luto
Skinka?" Luto Luto was a little
boy in a story Grandfather told
me when I was young. The
story was my favorite and he'
repeated it whenever I asked.
The little notes my friends
wrote were typical of the times.
"When you see a monkey in a
tree, pull his tail and think of
"Tulips in the garden, tulips
in the park, the two lips that
Garolyn,likes are the two lips in
thf dar ...r -o .: ?( .: o ;! -i.
"When you grow up and
have twins, don't come to my
house for safety pins." Today
not many people would even
understand that one. Why
would a mother of twins need
safety pins?
"I love you little, I love you
big, I love you like a little pig."
Not too complimentary.
The adults' words were full of
hope and good wishes. "With
the best of luck."
"I have enjoyed knowing
Mother told me, "Have a

s don't change in time

match and was ranked #7.
. Tennis great Frank Parker gave,
-. me his autograph. I was too
busy to watch any matches.
i. The Lone Ranger was at Joy
Farm Stables one day when I
was taking riding lessons. He
,. was galloping on Silver, his
equally famous horse. The
horse's saddle was made of sil-
ver, as was the bridle.
This was an exciting
encounter for me. In.addition
to being VIP crazy, I loved hors-
es. When I asked the Lone
CAROLYN EVANS Ranger for his autograph, he
GUEST COLUMNIST personalized it. He signed it,
"To friend, Lone Ranger." He
considered me a friend!
good time always." She knew Lou Costello, of Abbott and
I'd listen to that one. Costello fame, signed a piece of
There was a message from a paper that I pasted in.my book.
seventh grade teacher who had I can't remember getting that
a lot of faith in me. "I'm sure one, but I put a note next to it
your living will make the world to jog my memory: "Lou
a better place in which to live. I Costello, movie star." I had
know you'll contribute some- written "great" too, but had
thing worthwhile." That crossed that out.
would look terrific- on my I notice that one thing hasn't
tombstone. changed much in 60 years.
I have signatures from the; Several of the messages in the
famous and not so famous. I book are precursors to today's
was star struck when I was in text messages. How about "G I
grade: school. I:-dreamed of, N "UQ-, GQ T,"'andJ2A.J
being in the moyies.aniadknow-, R, ,s ,toe I n, R Ys ge,;l
ing lots of important people. I or, "U R 2 young 2 B 4 got 10."
collected an autograph from I guess we were a bit vapid
any person who had the least and banal, too silly to get into
bit of celebrated aura. trouble, but we had fun. And
In 1947, Bobby Riggs was the because we actually wrote it all
world's #1 tennis professional. down, we can look back, re-
I asked him to sign my book -read and chuckle as we remem-
when he was in Milwaukee ber what we were like then. But
playing in a tournament that the historian in me hopes cell
year. phone testing doesn't become
Carl Earn was in the tourna- our-primary way of communi-
ment-too. I had never heard of casting. Too much of life will
him, but he seemed important, evaporate with the send but-'
and, -at-miy request; he penned ton.
his name. I found out that he Evans is a Ponte Vedra Beach
had beaten Riggs in. a recent resident.

The trial for Santa Clause

By 2007, Santa Claus, a
beloved figure in America for
more than a hundred years,
had fallen out of sync with the
times. And so it was that
America decided to prosecute
"Your honor, the prosecution
calls Mr. Santa Claus to the wit-
ness stand."
"Proceed," says the judge.
Claus is sworn in and seated.
The prosecutor begins to pace
before the jury.
"Though it is hardly criminal
to parade around as a jolly old
fat man whose spirit is the per-
sonifieation of charity and
goodwill,". says.the prosecutor,
"is it not against the law for our
tolerant government to in any
way sanction any religion? Are
you not a religious man,"Mr.
S"Ho, ho, h6," says Claus,
;smiling. "My origin dates back
many years to Holland to a fel-
low known as 'Sinterklaas-' But
one of my primary inspirations
was Saint Nicholas, a 4th cen-
tury Christian bishop who was
generous to the poor."
"Aha!" says the prosecutor. "A
Christian bishop!"
"But today," continues Claus,
"I've evolved to represent all
things good and charitable.
Even- the Supreme Court, in
weighing the constitutionality
of using Santa figures on public
property, determined me to be
a marker of seasonal celebra-
tion. I am not a religious sym-
"Touche," says the prosecutor.
"But we are just getting warmed
up with you, Mr. Claus."
"Would the prosecution
please not waste the court's
time," says the judge.
"Your honor, I hold in my
hand the sworn affidavits of
thousands of people who all
make the same accusation

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-against Mr. Claus: breaking and
entering. Mr. Claus gained
entrance to each of their homes
- through the chimney."
"Ho, ho, ho," says Claus. "But
that is the only way I could
leave each of them gifts."
"But he stole cookies, your
The judge rolls his eyes.
"Would the prosecution
please bring forth more sub-
stantive charges," he says.
"Your honor," continues the
prosecutor, "this allegedly char-
itable figure has been abusing
elves for years. They work long
hours without breaks and vaca-
tions. Mr. Claus is in violation
of numerous federal workplace
statutes. The elves are afraid to.
speak out for fear of reprisal
from their boss."
"Ho, ho, ho," says Claus. "But
we all work long hours at our
North Pole location. We work
to promote joy and happiness
and to benefit all of mankind."
"If his abuse of the elves is
not criminal enough," contin-
ues the prosecutor, "then con-
sider his abuse of helpless ani-
mals. He chains them to a
sleigh and drives them nonstop
on a hellish journey around the

"Surely," says the judge, "the
prosecution has more com-
pelling charges that might hold
up in-this court."
"We certainly do," says the
prosecutor, picking up more
papers and presenting them to
the judge. "We have additional
sworn affidavits accusing Mr.
Claus of stalking. He's been
watching people when they're
sleeping. He knows when
they're awake, He even knows if
they've been bad or good."
"Oh, brother," says the judge.
"Your honor," says the prose-
cutor, "this fat man in the red
suit may look harmless, but he
has been soliciting children
through the mail and the
Internet. He keeps an exhaus-
tive list and has been checking
it twice. Then he lures the chil-
dren to the mall, where he
entices them to sit on his lap!"
The judge shakes his head.
"This man is a bad example
for our children," continues the
prosecutor. "He encourages obe-
sity and the consumption of
trans fat. He poisons the homes
of millions with secondhand
pipe smoke. He is a symbol of
our close-minded past, your
honor -- NOT our progressive,
secular present."
"Is that all, counselor?" said
the judge.
"There's one more thing,
your-honor. Mr. Claus is a sex-
ist. He has no respect for
women -- no women in man-
agement positions. What's
worse, he was caught kissing
one boy's mother. He routinely
calls women demeaning
The judge turns to Claus.
"How do you respond to
these charges, Mr. Claus?"
"Ho, ho, ho."
"I rest my case," says the pros-


So, what

is new...

at's going on? What's

Those are the questions I hear
daily-- from many people both
inside the newsroom and out-
side. Usually the answers are
clear on page one in each issue.
Sometimes, though, what's
going on does not always war-
rant an entire story.
So, in no particular order, this.
is what's new lately:

A motel is in the planning
stage for Neptune Beach, just
west of Aqua East;. No official
plans have been filed yet, but
there has been lots of prelimi-
nary talk and it looks, like
Neptune Beach will get its third
Comcast customers in most
parts of the Beaches missed live
results from Dancing with the
Stars last week, and they also
lost broadband connections and
Comcast phone service for more
than 6 hours. Customer service
reps were vague on specifics
except to say that a fiber optic
cable was cut at the Beaches by
a contractor at @ 4 p.m. No
word on who the contractor
was, but it's easy to speculate
since there is only one major
project under way in the center
of the area where the outage
occurred Jacksonville Beach,
Neptune Beach and parts of
Atlantic Beach. Customers whoer'
, calje4jto complain ye4 e credited.,
for a day's service, reps said.
Seems like'such a credit ought to
be automatic.

No building plans have been
filed for the new Publix to be
built along Beach Boulevard,
but the site is cleared and a con-
struction trailer is on site and
city officialfsaid they have seen
site plans. Hmmm, .the Publix
development seems to be mov-
ing at rocket speed compared to
the sludge-like progress of Wal-
Mart 'in Neptune Beach.
Apparently if plans are not sub-
mitted by April for the megas-
tore, then Wal-Mart will have to'
go through the entire develop-
ment review process again.

Fletcher High School had a
pipe connection burst. Tuesday,
causing'air conditioning water
to pour from the ceiling and
flood some areas, making some
classrooms unusable. Parents
were notified of the problem via
a telephone alert system. The
alert also noted that the water
was not toxic and repairs were
imminent. The school remained
open, .but some students could
not get to their lockers to get
lunches or lunch money and
some classes had to be moved to
the auditorium, according to
the recorded message from prin-
cipal Dane Gilbert, who told
students during the day that
there was no cause for alarm.
The Duval County school sys-
tem is developing plans for
Fletcher's future, as well as the
neighboring schools of San
Pablo and Fletcher Middle, and
one factor in the plans will be
the physical condition of the
facilities and how they score on
an objective measure. Pipe prob-
lems ought to give the school a
few points credit toward getting
work done.

The lights went out during a
portion of the Christmas in the
Park at Jarboe Park last week,
but the music continued. The
event, which features visits with
Santa and unlimited free cocoa
and cookies, is a small-town tra-
dition with a neighborly feel.
The light problem will mean
some changes in system setup
next year, but other than that
organizers have said the low-
tech tradition will continue.
* *
Merchants in Pablo Plaza
report that TJMaxx, a discount
department store, is renovating
the former movie theater site for
a store to serve the Beaches

December 7, 2007



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Lori Adams, 76, died
November 24, 2007. She was a
member of Arlington United
Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Carl F.
Adams, and is survived by her
true companion, Clifford
House; daughters, Rae and
Carol; brothers, Orrin and
Raymond; and her grandchil-
dren, Kyle and Kacee.

Pete Hoyer, 63, of
Jacksonville Beach lost his
fight with cancer November
22, 2007. He was born
November 12, 1944 in
'Westwood, N.J. to Harold and
Bettie Hoyer, both prede-
He is survived by his wife,
Carol Standiford of
Jacksonville Bqach; son, Todd
Hoyer of Leesburg, Fla.;
grandson, Ivan Hoyer of
Sarasota, Fla.; sister, Dolores
Bergholtz of Bovina Center,
N.Y.; niece, Dr. Lori Mathieu
of Albany, N.Y.; nephew,
Joseph Bergholtz of Goshen,

SA memorial service will be
held at 11 a.m. Dec. 12 in
Arlington United Methodist
Church, 1400 University Blvd.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the American
Lung Association.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family
Funeral Home, Jacksonville

N.Y.; aunts, Hazel Lahey of
Ormond Beach, Fla. and Doris
of New York; numerous
cousins and his extended fam-
ily and friends.
A memorial service celebrat-
ing his life will begin at 11
a.m. Dec. 15 in the Quinn-
Shalz Family Funeral Home
Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the
family suggests a memorial
contribution to the
Jacksonville Humane Society,
WJCT or a charity of choice.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family
Funeral Home, Jacksonville

Jeff Binion, 50, died
December 4, 2007. He was born
in Anderson, Ind. and had
resided in Jacksonville since
He recently worked at Pine
Castle, and was a member of St.
Paul's Catholic Church. He was
very outgoing and had a large
collection of music and movies,
which he loved listening to and
watching, his family said.
He is survived by his parents,
David and Ann Binion; his
brother, Douglas of Carmel,
Ind.; sister, Mona Bowen of

Cecil Walter Lindenberger Sr.,
90, died December 5, 2007. He
was born October 13, 1917 in
Petersburg, Va.
He served in the Army Air
Corps during World War II. He
worked for the U.S.
Government Printing Office
and retired after 34 years.
He is survived by his wife of
67 years, Katherine; son, Cecil
Walter Lindenberger Jr. of
Alexandria, Va.; daughter,
Jeannette Sargent (Steven) of

Valparaiso, Ind.; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5-7
p.m. Dec. 10 at Quinn-Shalz
Family Funeral Home, 3600 3rd
St. S., Jacksonville Beach. Mass
of Christian Burial will be at 10
a.m. Dec. 11 at St. Paul's
Catholic Church, Jacksonville
Beach, with the Rev. William
Kelley as Celebrant. Interment
will follow in Ponte Vedra
Valley Cemetery.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral

Scotia, N.Y.; grandson, David
Sargent of Scotia, N.Y.; and
granddaughter, Katherine
Sargent of Scotia, N.Y.
Private family services will be
held. In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions may be made to
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida, 4266
Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL
Services under the direction of
Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.

Kylie Gustafson Blanc, 28,
died at home December 3,
She is survived by her hus-
band, Josef Blanc; mother, Pam
Gustafson-Davenport; and
father, Keith Gustafson. She
also is survived by her step-.
brothers and sister, Austin,
Donovan, Lindsey and
Michael, as well as numerous

aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces
and nephews.
She will be extremely missed
by her family and those whose
heart she touched, the family
A memorial service will be
held 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home, 1701
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville


Petit theft was reported Dec.
4 in the 500 block of 3rd
Street N. A bike valued at $139
was stolen from the garage of
an apartment complex.

Burglary to a business was
reported Dec. 4 in the 500
block of 1st Street N. Two
empty beer kegs valued at $60
were stolen from outside a
bar. The suspects were cap-'
tured on a security video
pulling an SUV behind the
business and one of the men
exited the vehicle and loaded
the empty kegs into the back.

Auto burglary was reported
Dec. 3 in the 500 block of 1st
Street N. Five school text-
b6dtk~iS i'i~W'at $450' iflaf-d
S-ehicle registration- '.i*r,',
stolen from a car in the pier
parking lot. There was no sign
of forced entry.

Battery was reported Dec. 3
in the 800 block of 3rd
Avenue N. The victim told
police he and his roommate
engaged in a .physical con-
frontation in which he was
struck in the right arm with a
golf club. Police questioned
the victim's roommate who
admitted to the fight but said
the victim was wielding the
golf club and he grabbed it
and broke it over his knee.
* '*0
Grand theft of a motor vehi-
cle was reported Dec. 3 in the
600 block of 5th Avenue S. A
stolen 2004 Ford.F-150 valued
at $20,000 was recovered from
the. rear lot of an apartment
complex after a witness called
police about a suspicious vehi-
cle. The truck was reported

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stolen Dec. 2 out of St. Johns

Nicholas Russell Lynker, 26,
of Jacksonville Beach was
arrested Dec. 3 and charged
with a warrant for two counts
of trafficking over 400 grams
of MDMA in the 100 block of
25th Avenue S., according to a
police report. Police estab-
lished surveillance of Lynker's
residence on the morning of
Dec. 3 and took him into cus-
tody when they observed him
leaving the premises t 7 p.m.,
police said.

Strong armed robbery was
reported Dec. 3 in the '400
block of 4th Avenue S. The
victim told police he was
walkting'weistbound arodnd;10
p.mii.:'en' he was' suddenly
approached by four or five
unknown male suspects. The
suspects did not say anything
to the 34-year-old victim but
began hitting him to the
ground. One of the suspects
kicked the victim in the left
side of the face. His cell
phone, wallet and $100 in
cash were stolen during the
attack, police said. The sus-
pects fled in an unknown
direction. The victim called
police from a nearby resi-
dence. He sustained a possible
broken jaw and was transport-
ed to the hospital for treat-
ment of his injuries.

Several car burglaries on San
Juan. Drive were reported
between Sunday and Monday,
according to police reports.
A man reported two of his
vehicles were stolen between
Saturday night and Sunday

morning in the 200 block of
San Juan Drive, according to
* *
A vehicle was stolen and
another vehicle: burglarized
between Saturday night and
Sunday morning in the 100
block of San Juan Drive,
police said. Golf clubs, an
iPod, sunglasses, and other
items worth almost $4,500
were also taken. -
* *
A woman's purse and other
items were taken Saturday
night from a vehicle in the
200 block of San Juan Drive,
according to police.
* *
A man reported Sunday that
his vehicle was broken into in
the 200 block of San Juan
Drive, police said.

A man said 10 checks were
stolen out of his mailbox in
-the 100 blcok of San Juan
Drive Sunday, according to a
police report.
* *O
A woman reported her purse
was stolen between Saturday
night and Sunday morning in
the 300 block of Pablo Road,
according to a police report.
She also reported a "suspi-
cious person" in the area,
Police questioned and
released the individual.
During their investigation,
police recovered the purse and
returned it to her.

A 14 year-old Nease High
student was found in posses-
sion of a hydrocodone pill
and a razor blade on campus
Friday, according to a police
report. The student was not
questioned because his par-

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school suspended him for 10

A handgun, cell phone, and
cash valued -at $1,000 were
stolen from a vehicle in the
2700 block of Versailles Court,
according to police.
* .
A Nease High student
reported a laptop was taken
out of her vehicle in the stu-
dent parking lot on. Nov. 1,
according to a police report.

Atlantic Beach police are
looking for a suspect wanted
in conenction with sexual
battery on a child under 16
years old, according to a press
release! 'Police 'said they'Wfe:
,asking for assistance withm;any
information about Robert Lee
Young,. 37, and his where-
abouts. His last known
address was in the 8000 block
of Atlantic Boulevard, accord-
ing to police. Police asked
anyone with information to
call Det. Tiffany Layson at
* *
Andrew James Nelson, 19,
was arrested for fleeing or
attempting to elude a law
enforcement officer on Dec. 2
in the 13000 block of Picarsa
Drive, according to a police

Grand theft of an automo-
bile was reported on, Dec. 3 in
the 100 block of Levy Road,
according to a police report.
The complainant told police
that someone entered the tow
yard and stole a green Chevy
S10 Blazer, according to the

Sergeant Tom Bingham of
the Jacksonville Beach
Police Department recently
visited the Street Law class
at the Noble Street School.
He briefed students on the
complexities of search war-
rants and SWAT Team pro-

Fraudulent use of personal
identity information was
reported on Dec. 4 in the 1100
block of Kings Road, accord-
ing to a police report. An
unknown suspect gained
access to the victim's bank
account and spent $692.63 at
a Wal-Mart store in Louisiana,
according to the report.
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Burglary was reported on
Dec. 3 in the 1100 block of
Seagate Avenue, according to
a police report. An unknown
suspect entered the victim's
apartment and stole $35 in
change and a USB satellite
connector while the victim
was out of town for two
weeks, according ..to the

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Members of Andrea Kauffman's third-grade class at Ocean Palms Elementary School perform for seniors Thursday.at the Players Community Senior Center, on Landrum Lane near the school. The
35-minute musical presentation featured songs from Broadway shows, among them "The Wizard of Oz." Tess Reiman as Dorothy (left, above left and right, above right) sings with the Munchkins and
the Tin Man, portrayed by Blake Yelverton. The class performed the show, "It's Showtime!" last week for schoolmates and parents.

Habitat looking for people who need homes

No names are

on waiting list

Beaches Habitat for Humanity needs
families to fill homes for the upcoming
year, according to Executive Director
Ralph Marcello.
Beaches Habitat, a non-profit organi-
zation dedicated to building affordable
housing at the Beaches, has 18 houses
planned on the annual building sched-
ule and needs approximately 15 appli-
cants to fill the houses,.
For the first time in three years, there
are not enough applicants to fill the
h-omes, he said.

"We need to keep a
nine-month supply," he Poten
said. *Need -
As part of the process, crowded c
potential homeowners are *Ability
required to complete -Willing
approximately 300 to 400 ticipate in
hours of sweat equity, -Resider
which takes about six St. Johns I
Four more homes in the
Shangri-La subdivision are scheduled to
be complete in June, which would leave
current applicants approximately
seven months to complete their sweat
equity hours, according to Marcello. He
attributes part of the shortage, to "cred-
it issues."
"People just can't afford to pay for
whatever debt [they have]," he said,
explaining that some applicants have

itial homeowners must denmoi
applicants must currently be in substand
ir unaffordable housing
to pay
gness to partner applicants must be will
building their own home
ncy applicants must live or work in the
Bluff east to the ocean.

debt as high as $50,000.
The riortgage on a Habitat houses is
approximately $450 per month, inter-
est free, he said.
However, Marcello said that people
should still apply.
"We are willing to work with home-
owners who have some credit prob-
lems," he said.
Cindy Funkhouser, executive director

of Beaches Emergency
astrate: Assistance Ministry
lard, over- (B.E.A.M.), which refers
some families to Habitat,
explained that the "dis-
ng to par- connect" is that when
people come to B.E.A.M.
area from they are not in the posi-
tion to move into a
Habitat house.
Generally, when people
are coming into B.E.A.M., they're in a
financial crisis and that's not really the'
time that they're going to be thinking
about building a house with Habitat,"
Funkhouser said.
"It's a long process," she said.,
Funkhouser said that the "optimum"
situation would be if Habitat offered
temporary rental units and could work
with people on credit issues until they

could make a permanent transition
into a Habitat house.
Beaches Habitat also works with
local churches, hospitals and the
Beaches Resource Center to help place
families, Marcello said.
Beaches Habitat holds monthly
homeowner orientation meetings for
anyone interested in finding out
about the program, according to
The next meeting will be Jan. 3 at 7
p.m. at the Jordan Community
Center, 1671 Francis Ave. in Atlantic
Beach, according to Marcello.
Once the Shangri-La subdivision is
complete, Beaches Habitat will begin
work an a 32-home development
located at the corner of A1A and
Mayport Road, according to Marcello.

Noam Bensimon, 4,
of Ponte Vedra
Beach (left) shows a
Hanukkah gift box
he made Tuesday at
"Dreidels and
Doughnuts," a
Hanukkah event
held in honor of the
fourth anniversary of
Chabad @ the
Beaches, which
meets in Ponte
Vedra Beach. At
right, Hannah Jones,
7, of Ponte Vedra
Beach works on the
menorah she made
at the event, held at
the Hilton Garden
Inn in South
Jacksonville Beach.
Hanukkah, the eight-
day "Festival of
Lights," began at
sundown Tuesday.

Help coming from several areas

- BOLLES, from A-1
Attendance by '50 percent of
the children at the deaf and
blind school is state-subsidized,
said Rea.
Ackland and Wolf both have
children at Ponte Vedra-Palm
Valley/Rawlings Elementary. He
works for Gate Corporation and
she's half of the optometrist
tandem at Ponte Vedra Eye
The Gate corporate office is
helping with new toys, while
the K-5 Bolles School is helping
with clothing, school supplies
and backpacks. The Optometry
Network is involved, as well.
"Gate has initiated their new
toy drive through the corporate
office," said Ackland. "It's been
exciting. The collection is going
well. We started with a clothes
drive, and as a,group decided
that wasn't enough. Now it's a
toy drive, and we have contacts
so the Clothes Closet will never
be empty again. And to think it
all started with just one e-mail."
"We're like three elves," said
Wolf. "We know each other; we
all have adopted children.
That's the tie among us. Being
an eye doctor, I thought helping
the School for the Deaf and
Blind would be a great cause.

"It's a group of friends who
have a lot of connections," she
said. "We've pooled our
resources from a lot of different
walks of life. My son Thomas,
who's 8, has been very helpful.
He's written to friends in
California, Wisconsin, Alabama,
and we've got cash coming in so
we can purchase books on tape
and things like that for the chil-
"He's been an advocate,"
Wolf said of her son. "He had
me put up a sign in my office,
and he's been recruiting in the
neighborhood. So it's a whole
lot of different people coming
together to help these kids."
A project of this sort isn't
uncommon at the Bolles
"What we do during the holi-
days each year," said headmas-
ter Fred Scott, "is each class-
room typically adopts a non-
profit. We try to de-emphasize
all the class party emphasis and
hoopla at school, and do some-
thing special for people not as
lucky as we are."
Along with this year's School
for .the Deaf and Blind project,
Bolles is helping families identi-
fied by the Mal Washington

Foundation, and one class is
supporting a daniel family. In
the past, Bolles has helped the
Humane Society and worked
with Episcopal Children's
"The bottom line," said Scott,
"is each classroom, and we have
13, they all take on a charity."
Dropoff donations for the
School for the Deaf and Blind
will be accepted starting this
weekend at three Ponte Vedra
Beach locations and one in
Jacksonville Beach, Beachside
Tire and Automotive at 1178
3rd St. S. In Ponte Vedra it's
Woody's Bar-B-Q 226 Solana
Road; Ponte Vedra Eye
Associates, 150 Professional
Drive-Suite 300; and Country
Club Real Estate, 880 A1A
Dropoffs will be accepted
until Dec. 17, after which the
caravan will take the collected
presents to the School for the
Deaf and Blind. The cortege
comprised of students, parents
and volunteers will have a
motorcycle police escort the
entire way, as well as fire depart-
ment participation part of the

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Discovery Montessori School in Jacksonville Beach celebrates Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa was devel-
oped from elements of the African heritage. The African celebration of Kwanzaa was a ceremony
of appreciation for the "first fruits of harvest." The four elements that made up the original African
meaning of Kwanzaa are unity, awareness of ancestry and heritage, recommitments to traditional
values, and reverence for creator and creation. The modern celebration of Kwanzaa lasts for
seven days, from December 26 to January 1. Each of the seven days of the celebration is dedi-
cated to one of the seven principles. Pictured above are 4 year old Pre-Primary student Joi
Johnson, her mom Dr. Kim Johnson and friend Betty Cody.

Forum Series
The Adult Forum Series at St.
Paul's by the Sea Episcopal
Church continues on December
9 with The Ethics of Eating. This
will be an audio program pro-
duced by American Public Radio
featuring an interview with
author Barbara Kingsolver about
her most recent book, "Animal,
Vegetable, Miracle."
The community is welcome to
attend; for information contact
the church office at 249-4091.
The church campus is at Fifth
Street and 11th Avenue North in
Jacksonville Beach.

First Friday Worshiprp
Calvary Anglican Chtxch at

3044 San Pablo Road invites the in Pa
community to First Friday Prayer Presbyt
and Praise at 7 p.m. today. for the
Childcare will be provided, address
please reserve by calling: 821-
8558. Ur

Youthquake Life Regis
The next Youthquake Live per- taken
formance will be from 8 to 10 Upwarc
p.m. today at. Southpoint Cheerli
Community Church. For sports
information call the Youthquake grades
office at Christ the Redeemer coaches
Church at 285-89009 ext. 33. skill de
time fi
Church Women United scripture
A holiday celebration and Regis
luncheon will be held by.Ghuch .. $85 aft
Women United at 10 a.mi--todV,-.: -ed at' '

atten Hall at Palms
erian Church. The cost
lunch is $5. The church
is 3410 South 3rd Street.

pward Basketball and
stration is now being
for the 2008 season of

d Ba
1 thro
s focus o
or all p
re study.
er Decent

Neptune. Baptist Church's
office at 446 3rd Street in
Neptune Beach; call 249-2307 for

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 dub 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 leads
the discussion. There is no
charge to participate and tradi-
tional Jewish food will be served
at book dub meetings. For infor-
mation call Chabad at 285-1588
or visit

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 information
contact Susan Alberti at 285-

Celebrate Recovery
A biblical based program for
persons facing personal prob-
lems, meetsevery 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
emphasizes that through wor-
ship and same-gender small
groups, people can work on per-
sonal struggles such as eating dis-
orders, alcohol/drug abuse, and
codependency. The evenings
begin with dinner. Call 249-

basketball and Men's group meetings '
an evangelistic Hodges Blvd. Presbyterian
for children in Church offers "Bible and Bagels",
ugh 6. Upward a men's Bible study group, from
n sportsmanship, 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. on Wednesdays
nt, equal playing in the Fellowship Hall. The
participants and church address is 4140 Hodges
Blvd. For information call 223-
which is $75 and *922.
nber: 10, is accept-: ; The men's group from
"';-:; i Calh'ry Anglican Church meets

St. Paul's by the Sea travels to Cuba for Thanksgiving mission

A 14-member mission team
from St. Paul's by the Sea
Episcopal Church spent
Thanksgiving week on a mis-
sion trip to Cuba.
"It was just so interesting to
see a society like that, that is
cut off from the world," said
Anne Wiggins, Youth Ministry
Director at St. Paul's by the Sea
Episcopal Church.
The society there functions
and people are working, most
for the government, she said.
The Cuban people "just
don't have access to the things
they need."
Items needed for daily life
just run out. The' people are
very resourceful and make do
with what they have, said
The mission team was com-
prised of 9 high school juniors
and seniors from the church
youth group. They were
accompanied by Wiggins; St.
Paul's by the Sea pastor, Rev.
Penny Pfab; her husband, Rev.
Marty Pfab; and two other
The mission trip was
planned as a pilgrimage for the

older members of the church
youth, said Wiggins.
Preparations for the trip
included a license to travel to
Cuba from the United States
government, visas from the
Cuban government, and
extensive fundraising for the
charter flight to Cuba and
other expenses.
This was the first visit by
members of the Jacksonville
Beach church to their sister
church, St. Paul's Episcopal
Church in Cienrfuegos, Cuba,
since 2001, she said.
Statistics from the
Communications Director of
the Episcopal Diocese of Cuba
indicate that St. Paul's in
Cienfuegos is one of 50
Episcopal Churches in Cuba,
said Wiggins.
Before the Cuban revolution,
there were 10,000 people in
the Episcopal Diocese :there.
The number dropped to a low
of 900 after the revolution but
today has grown to 4,000, she
While in Cuba, the group
worshipped at St. Paul's in
Cienfuegos and at St. Mary's
Episcopal Church church in
the neighboring town of

Every evening the mission
team held Vacation Bible
School for the Cuban children.
They attended a mini-retreat
and participated in activities
with the Cuban church's youth
The mission team brought
the VBS materials with them
along with duffel bags filled
with t-shirts, medical supplies,-
sewing supplies, and school
They were able to visit sites
in the area around Cienfuegos
and spent their last day before
leaving Cuba in Havana.
The mission team felt warm-
ly welcomed by Cuban people.
They were very kindiand help-
ful, especially when some of
the mission team were sick for
a day, said Wiggins.
Even the people on the street
were friendly to the mission
group members as they walked
around Cienfuegos.
"People were as nice as they
could be," said Wiggins.
This was the first time any-
one in the mission team had
been to Cuba. Everyone had to
learn how to do a trip like this
as we did it, said Wiggins.


photo submitted
Rev. Penny Pfab makes bracelets with young members of St. Paul's Parish in Cienfuegos, Cuba.

"It was worth all the hard
work and everybody wants to
go back," she said.
St. Paul's by the Sea mission
team members will do a slide
presentation about their' trip
to Cuba at 8:45 a.m. on
Sunday, January 20 at the
Adult Forum at the church.

Oh My Stars!
Shawn Riley is 40!!

Happy Birthday!

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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

information call the church
office at 821-8558.
Palms Presbyterian men's
Bible study is held at 7 a.m.
Wednesday in the Education

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Nease girls hoops seeking turnaround

With its second loss in as
many nights, the Nease High
girls basketball team is looking
for an opportunity to turn
around its season.
After a 68-35 loss to St.
Augustine at home Tuesday
night, which saw the Panthers
struggling at the boards, the
team got a day break before it
traveled to Matanzas for yet
another match-up between a
district or conference oppo-
The Panthers dropped their
fourth consecutive game in
the loss to the Yellow Jackets
and have played four games in
six days, plus a practice over
the weekend, which may have
taken its toll on the team.
"The kids are exhausted
physically and mentally," head
coach Sherri Anthony said.
"We basically had four games
back to back and when you
play that much, it's hard to
prepare for the next game. It
affects everything when you
have no time."
That exhaustion showed
against the Jackets with Nease
being outscored heavily in
every period.
With the Panthers struggling
to make lay-ups and grab
rebounds, St. Augustine took
advantage of Nease miscues
and took a big lead early.
"We didn't do very well at
the boards at all," Anthony
said. ,
"We thought we were fired
up more. It's just a good team
taking another team early and
we end up playing catch up all
Nease fell behind 13-8 fol-
lowing the first period, in
which St. Augustine's Karen
Wilkins scored 11 of her game-
high 20 points.
The Jackets continued to
pull away from the Panthers
in the second, adding another

15 points to the board and
went into the half with a 28-
13 lead.
St. Augustine scored 26
points in the third period,
with help from Shetia
Williams, who scored 10
points that quarter, to make
the game unreachable for
Nease at 54-20 with one peri-
od remaining.

... ....- .-------
The kids are exhaust-
ed physically and men-
tally. We basically had
four game back to back
and when you play that
much, it's hard to pre-
pare for the next game.
It affects everything
when you have no time.
--------- ----

Sherri Anthony
Panthers head coach

"We got behind really early
and couldn't catch up,
Anthony said. "We got beat
by more than we should
have. It's a district game but
we got behind too early. That
and the exhaustion, all that
plays a factor, but it's not a
30-point difference. We
shouldn't have lost by that
Shakia Roche led Nease
with 15 points. Kelly.
McKinley added eight points
for Nease while Lauren Wray
netted five points.
The loss drops the Panthers
to 2-5 this season.
"I hope they learned some-
thing from this game,"
Anthony said. "I told them
tonight if they learn some-
thing from any loss, whether

it's about your character, your
speed or your hustle, then it's
worth it.
"But you can't go out of
here and feel like it was just
another game and it doesn't
matter. Or if you dwell on it
so long that it affects your
next game. You have to put it
behind you. We have to [go]
to Matanzas and start over
Anthony hopes Nease can
redeem itself before the sea-
son gets too deep. The coach
still believes her team can
make something of the season
if it can turn things around
"This team has so much
potential," Anthony said.
"We, as coaches, believe that
but we need to figure out
what's missing.
"In drills they look like
they can beat the world, but
when they get into game situ-
ations, I don't know if it's
nerves or foot speed or what
they problems are."
Anthony admits the lack of
preparation time against qual-
ity opponents has hurt the
team in recent weeks.
-"We just didn't have time
to prepare," the coach said.
"When you play against that
kind of quality, where all four
games are conference or dis-
trict games, top of the line
competition and you don't
have time to prepare for those
games, then you're in trou-
The' next time Nease takes
the court, the team will treat
it like the first game of the
"We have to start over
again," Anthony said. "It's
almost like we have to treat it
like a new season. They have
to get back on the horse and
start over again. That's what
we plan on doing. We have to
start over and go forward.
We're a team and we won't
give up."

Panthers forward Taylor Rochelle (44) pulls down a rebound against St. Augustine Tuesday night.
Nease, in the midst of a five-game skid, is seeking to save the season with a reversal of fortunes.

Swanson commands attention on, off field
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On a Nease High
defense loaded
with star perform-
ers, Mitch
Swanson toils in
relative anonymity.
A senior defensive back for
the state-ranked Panthers,
Swanson doesn't garer the
publicity or even the side
notes that his 10 other
defensive teammates reap on a
weekly basis.
A first-year starting cover
corer, Swanson has relied on
his track speed (he runs the
300-meter low hurdles in 42
seconds), his leaping ability
(he long jumps more than 20
feet) and his height advantage
(he's 6 feet 3) to shut down his

share of top receivers this sea-
son for Nease (12-1), which
entertains Pace High (13-0)
tonight at 7:30 p.m. in a state
semifinal matchup.
Earlier this season against
3A-ranked St. Augustine (12-1),
Swanson held Yellow Jackets
senior receiver Rashard Hall
(41 receptions, 555 yards) to
four catches for 38 yards in a
17-15 victory.
Last week against No. 3
Daytona Beach Seabreeze,
Swanson limited senior
Carlton Kemp (16 for 250) to
one catch for 7 yards in
Nease's 23-13 playoff win.
At 170 pounds, Swanson
also registered one of the
biggest hits in that game when
he broke up a 22-yard pass
intended for senior tailback
Leroy Houston.

"I heard about it all day in
school," Swanson said Monday
in a phone interview'from his
Ponte Vedra Beach home. '
Swanson is no head hunter.
He doesn't revel in laying the
big lick on an opponent. He's a
team-oriented guy who just
does his job on Friday night.
Maybe that's because foot-
ball is not all Swanson thinks
about or enjoys.
As one of three company
commanders for the Naval
Junior ROTC program at
Nease, Swanson is in charge of
50 cadets on a daily basis.
He's also been to Boys State
in Tallahassee, a Navy-spon-
sored summer leadership acad-
emy in Kings Bay, Ga., and a
national leadership conference
in Washington' D.C.
Additionally, he's a National

Kid of Character.
And, oh yeah, Swanson has
flown a U.S. Navy P-3 Orion
patrol plane.
"He really likes being in a
leadership position,"
Swanson's mother, Julia Dixon,
said this week.
"I'm amazed with all that he
Swanson isn't the first
NJROTC cadet at Nease to start
on the football team. And he's
not even the first one to do it
in his family.
Mitch's older brother, Devin,
who played football and ran
track for Nease, was in
NJROTC for four years. Even
Swanson's sister, Dana, a Nease
cheerleader, spent time in a
NJROTC uniform.
"We're kind of a Navy fami-
ly," said
Dixon, whose
husband is a --
warrant offi-
cer in the He's as sc
"Mitch is is. We have
always the like that wh
anchor leg
when they solid in oth<
run in ROTC. just footba
He's a sight to
see when he him and th
runs." in ROTC.
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the high and
low hurdles
for Nease and C rai
the long and Panthers
triple jumps.
During a pass-
ing camp this past summer at
Hoover, Ala., Swanson said he
was timed at 4.6 seconds for
Sthe 40-yard dash.
His speed allows him to run
step-for-step with opposing
receivers. It also gets him into
trouble every now or then.
"A lot of times, I outrun the
coverage," said Swanson, who
starts in a senior-laden Nease
secondary that includes fellow
cornerback Graham Bates and
deep safeties Jared MacNaught
and Hunter Bates.
"I know every style of cover-
age we do and what not to do.
A quarterback is not going to
throw to a covered receiver."
Swanson takes his starting
job seriously on defense, large-
ly because he has waited
longer than most to get his
He played freshman and
jayvee ball before making the
varsity squad. Last year as a
junior, Swanson was listed as a
backup cornerback in the state

championship game program.
Swanson came into his jun-
ior season thinking he had a
good chance of starting, only
to be beaten out by Ribault
High transfer Justin Grant.
Last spring, Nease coaches
moved Graham Bates from
receiver to cornerback and sen-
ior Brett Passa from backup
safety to cover corner to com-
pete with Swanson for a start-
ing slot.
"That was when I decided
this was my time to shine,"
recalled Swanson, who won
the starting job a week before
the seasonbegan.
"It was a big relief. Being the
starter is something I've always
wanted to prove. I started two
years in a row on jayvee and
that prepared me for this."
S Swanson
said being a
L -starting foot-
ball player for
solid as there Nease really
hit him when
a lot of kids the Panthers
1o are really hostedthe
er areas, not Yellow Jackets
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head coach

and running
onto the field
in front of a
crowd is
Swanson said
he will

remember for the rest of his
"That's when I realized how
big Nease football is," Swanson
said, "and how small of a
piece of it I am."
Swanson is a big piece of the
NJROTC puzzle at Nease. He
mentors first-year cadets and
stands in when needed on drill
After last week's Seabreeze
game, Swanson had to be at
Nease at 6 a.m. the following
morning for a NJROTC drill
He ran a 200-meter relay leg
and helped Nease's basic drill
team to a first-place showing
and a perfect score from the
"This is Mitch's fourth year
in the unit, so even though he
doesn't practice drill, he still
knows all the steps," Nease
NJROTC commander Capt.
Robert Young said.
"That's the first time in my
five years at Nease that we

photo by JULIA DIXON
Mitch Swanson helped the
basic drill team at Nease to a
perfect score last Saturday.

have earned a perfect score.
Mitch is a well-organized indi-
vidual who is able to make a
commitment to two different
Swanson said he treats the
football team and NJROTC as
part of his extended family.
And he chuckles when he
hears some of his teammates
complain about the length of
football practice or the com-
mitment to the fall sport.
Of course, not all teenagers
have sat in the left-hand seat
of a NAS Jacksonville-based P-3
Orion patrol plane with both
hands on the steering wheel at
high altitudes.
That's what Swanson was
selected to do following his
freshman year at Nease, where
he rose from being just anoth-
er kid in a platoon to a rising
leader on the command staff's
"He had to miss football pic-
tures that year to do it,"
Swanson's mother recalled.
"And he plays the drums,
Added Nease head coach
Craig Howard: "He's as solid as
there is. We have a lot of kids
like that who are really solid in
other areas, not just football.
We love him and they love
him in ROTC."

Nease High cornerback Mitch Swanson awaits the snap of the ball at Panther Stadium Nov. 30
against Lake City Columbia. Swanson, a senior, has 36 tackles and one interception this year.

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Fans missed out by not attending ACC Championship game

I'm upset.
It has nothing to do with a
personal problem, though.
It has to do with the fact
that, as much as I want to
think Jacksonville is a football
town, the city couldn't get fans
in the stands for the ACC
Championship game last
Saturday even if they gave the
tickets away.
Or so it seemed.
The moment I walked into
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
and took a good look at the
stands, I thought to myself
"This is it. This is the end of
this game in this stadium."
I basically wanted to turn
around and leave. The stands
were that empty.
I've seen Jaguars' mock
scrimmages with more people
in the stands. Nease High play-
off games have more people in
the stands.
Well, maybe that's an exag-
geration, but you get the point.
There were so many teal-col-
ored seats visible, the game
might as well have been a pre-
ACC Championship scrim-
mage between the third
Now, I know Jacksonville
football fans love their college
football. Unfortunately, no one
wants anything to do with col-
lege football unless the teams'
logos represents a specific rep-
tile or a Native American.
If the Florida State Seminoles
were in this game, you can be
sure getting a ticket would be


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attendance for last Saturday's ACC Championship game featuring Virginia Tech and Boston College.

tougher than a fifty cent steak.
The ACC Championship was
brought to Jacksonville with
aspirations that either Florida
State or Miami would be in the
game each year. So far, FSU
played once, in the inaugural
game. Wake Forest and Georgia
Tech played in last years' game
and this year it was Virginia
Tech and Boston College.
While it's not too hard to get
fans to make a relatively short
drive from Tallahassee or
Miami, compared to these
other schools, but tying to con-
vince folks from Boston, where

they are completely spoiled by
the Patriots run at an undefeat-
ed season and the Celtics dom-
inating the hard court.
Besides, most sports fans in the
area are probably still celebrat-
ing the World Series champi-
onship, too.
Boston College only sold
3,200 tickets to the ACC
Championship game. Judging
from the amount of people
wearing their colors, I think
only half of them showed.
This is where Jacksonville
fans messed up. The ACC
Championship is still a football

game. Actually, it's a football
game with meaning a lot
more meaning than that FSU-
Alabama game we sold out ear-
lier this season.
Virginia Tech is going to the
Orange Bowl, which I should
remind you is a BCS Bowl
And don't forget, Boston
College was once the No. 2
team in the country this sea-
son. They have a quarterback
that was a Heisman front run-
ner for awhile.
And no one came to see
this? May I remind you,

despite the last two minutes or
so, this was a great football
Thanks to all the empty
seats, chances of Jacksonville
hosting this game again are
less than winning the Florida
Lottery's Holiday Millionaire
It's disappointing to know all
those supposedly die-hard FSU
fans can't go out and support
the conference the Noles play
I guess the next time Florida
State makes it this far in the
season, you'll be driving to
Tampa or Charlotte now.
Jacksonville fans should be
grateful to have these quality
football games played in our
front yard. Yet the city can't fill
seats for games and those
games will start moving to
other locations soon.
Florida-Georgia is not going
anywhere. That's the only
Goodbye ACC Champion-
ship game. Keep leaving the
stadium half-full and we'll be

Next year's Gate River Run will

finish inside Municipal Stadium

T he River Run's start and
finish lines have gone
through a few changes
over the years and for those of
us who have run them all, I am
sure that all of us have missed
the original finish line. It had
everything; it was dramatic,
picturesque and glorious.
The setting, right beside the
St. Johns River on Coast Line
Drive was magnificent. It was
the perfect end to a perfect
race. There has never been any-
thing quite like it. .
As great as the course is, and
the couple of alterations to it
during its 31-year history have
only improved it; only the fin-
ish line has suffered as the
years unfolded.
The current location, that
crammed space on Beaver
Street behind the Jacksonville
Fairgrounds, is nearly as bad as
the little street when the race
had to start and finish on the
South Bank.
But the upcoming Gate River
Run, set for March 8 next year,
will change all that with the
most grandiose finish of them
all: A race to the tape inside
Jacksonville Municipal
Race director, Doug Aired,
has confirmed that the deal is
approved and runners will fin-
ish on the turf where the
Jaguars play. Meanwhile race



spectators will have a mar-
velous view of it all while sit-
ting in the stadium's stands.
It will be a historic moment
in Gate River Run history
though it won't come cheap:
The Jacksonville Track Club will
be forking over $23,000 for the
"I was already thinking of
hiring a Jumbotron screen (for
the current finish area) and
that would have cost $10,000,"
Alred, said.
Then Aired had another idea
and it was out with the Jumbo
and in with the stadium. Good
swap, I'd say. What's 13,000
bucks anyway?
This means that Aired has to
get on his bike and remeasure

the entire course then adjust
start and finish lines according-
ly. Before he does so, he is won-
dering if he shouldn't move the
starting line back to where it
was a few years ago, on Gator
Bowl Blvd. (Bay St.), in front of
Metropolitan Park.
"I kind of like having the
start right there in front of the
Fairgrounds, on Duval St., but
the street alongside the Park is
much, much wider," he said.
It is also much wider for
much longer, Duval Street nar-
rows to only two lanes in less
than a mile.
Aside from the cost, narrow-
ing may be a slight problem in
using the stadium as a finish
area: The entrance to the field
is only twelve feet wide and
that could be quite a squeeze
for the mid-pack runners.
But I wouldn't mind betting
that once people learn about
the stadium finish line even
more of them will want to sign
up for the race.
We are now about thirteen
weeks away from the event so
there is still time to get training
even if you haven't already
started. The Gate River Run is
15 kilometers (9.1 miles) long
and if you can work your way
up to running six miles then
you should be able to complete
the race in reasonable comfort.
Of course you could opt for
the modem walk-jog approach


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-
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, games
begin 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
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 arid
For more information or an
application, visit beachesbas-
ketball.com or phone Tommy
Hulihan at 349-2611.

Christmas Sports
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
Hulihan at 349-2611.

popularized by running guru,
Jeff Galloway, now often
referred to as "Gallowalking."
Using this method you would
jog for say, five minutes then
walk for one minute until the
nine miles are behind you. This
non-competitive, less stressful
style has increased the atten-
dance at races by tens of thou-
sands. Many people use it to
complete 26.2-mile marathons.
But unless you have been in
some form of training I would
not recommend attempting it
for the far-too-near Jackson-
ville Bank Marathon on
December 16th; too late now.
But it is not too late to enter
the Jax Marathon if you have
trained. Entries will be taken
for the marathon and its
accompanying half-marathon
right up until the races begin.
No changes to the course,
which starts and ends at the
Bolles School on San Jose Blvd.
and traverses much of the
Mandarin area. Call 731-1900
to learn more about the
Jacksonville Bank Marathon
and the Gate River Run.

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If you've been surfing the
Jacksonville Beach Pier,
The Poles, Huguenot Park
or Vilano Beach recently
your surfing photos may be
on www.surfline.com. When
Eddie Pitts of Neptune Beach
isn't surfing, he's taking
photos of surfers and put-
ting them on his website.
"I'll shoot anybody who's
up and riding a wave," said
Pitts. "The whole concept is
to get the everyday surfer
whether it's a little kid get-
ting his first wave or the
hottest surfers at the beach."
Pitts, 52, fell into surf
photography about four
years ago. He has worked as
a property appraiser at the
Beaches for years and one
day he fell off a ladder and
injured his rotator cuff. He
needed surgery and couldn't


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photographing his nephews,
the Carters, Patrick, 26, Erik,
21, and Luke, 17.
"I'd be out there on the
beach taking pictures of my
nephews and all their
friends and other people out
there surfing would come up
and ask if I got any photos
of them," Pitts said.
"It's tough to see surf pho-
tos on the back of a camera
- it's too small, so I
thought there's got to be a
better way. I figured why
not put them online and
then they could all look for
their shots?"
Pitts' photos have been
featured in Salt Life and
TransWorld Surf magazines.
Local photographers,
Marty Ficalora, and Megan
Zimmerly, also submit pho-
tos on www.surfline.com.
Surfers can check out the
website and purchase photos
of themselves. Pitts also pro-
vides surf reports twice a day
and updates surf photos
every day.
"There are so many great
surfers out here at the
Beaches," Pitts. said. '!I..don't
know-if people realize what
a large surfing community
we have here."
Karina Petroni, 19, of
Atlantic Beach recently
made it on the World
Champion-ship Tour for
women's surfing. Asher
Nolan, 28, who grew up in
Atlantic Beach and Neptune
Beach and currently lives off
San Pablo Road in
Jacksonville, competes in
the World Qualifying Series
for men's surfing.
Wayne Satterwhite, Jr., 21,
of Mayport won the men's
division of the U.S. Amateur
Surfing Championship in
Huntington Beach,
California last month. He is
also the current East Coast
Jessie Carnes and Kayla
Beckmann, of Atlantic
Beach, are current Florida
state champions in short-
board and longboard,
All the surfers started out
competing in the North
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And then there are the "free
surfers" like Pitts who don't
surf competitively but they
are a part of the local surf-
ing community.
Pitts grew up surfing
around the Beaches for the
past 40 years. He and his
wife of 26 years, Patricia,
don't have children but they
live a couple of blocks from
their nephews and have
spent much of their time
over the years with their
"rental kids."
"This hobby has turned
into so much fun and I've
met so many great people
through this," Pitts said.
"Now I spend more time
taking photos than I do
actually surfing, but I still
get out there."

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Songwriters Night
Songwriters Night will be
held from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 9 in
the Adele Grage Cultural
Center. The evert is free.
Doors open at 5 p.m.
Attendees are encouraged to
bring an unwrapped new
child's toy to the fire station,
or to pick a name from the
gift tree. These gifts will be
given at Donner Park to the
less-fortunate of the commu-
nity. For information, visit
the Atlantic Beach

Ponte Vedra Presbyterian
An art exhibit, "27
Reasons for the Season," is
underway through Jan. 6 in
the Bethel Gallery of Ponte
Vedra Presbyertian Church,
4510 Palm Valley Road. The
exhibit features Shades of
Grace Artists and presents
various media. Hours are 9
a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
and 9 a.m.-noon Sunday.
Coming up is the church's
annual "Bethlehem Visit,"
Dec. 13-15. For information,
call 285-8225.

Flagler College Lecture
The Flagler College
Community Lecture Series
concludes Dec. 11 with
Barry Sand, whose topic is
"Television: It's Not Art; It's
Not Science; It's Marketing."
Tickets are $5. Sand's lecture
begins at 10 a.m. in the
Flagler Room at Flagler
College, 74 King St.
Reservations are required
because space is limited. Call
904-819-6282 for tickets or

Art Opening
Shelby's Coffee Shop, 2Q(
First Street, Neptune Beach,
is showing works by Atlantic
Beach artist Rachelle Moes
through Jan. 14. An artist's
reception will be held from
6-8 p.m. Dec. 14. Wine and
nibbles will be provided.

Brown Bag Lunch
The GTMNERR holds its
monthly brown bag lunch
lecture at 12 p.m. Dec. 7. The
lecture, to be held in the
Environmental Education
Center's auditorium, will
feature bald eagles and
include a live bald eagle as
presented by Lynda White,
EagleWatch Coordinator
with the Maitland Audubon
Center for Birds of Prey.
Attendees should bring
lunches and questions.
There is no cost to attend.
For information, call 904-

David at Ripley's
A 10-ton marble replica of
Michelangelo's David will
be on display, free to the
public, starting with a formal
unveiling at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at
Ripley's Believe It or Not
Museum. The unveiling will
be held in conjuction with
the First Friday Artwalk in St.
Augustine. The original mas-
terpiece is housed in the
Gallery of the Accademia di
Belle Arti in Florence, Italy.
Ripley's Believe It or Not of
St. Augustine was established
in 1950.

Photography on Display
Photography by Mark
Pettus and Connie Hansen
will be on display through
Dec. 21 at the St. Johns
Cultural Council's Art
Advocate Gallery, 76-B San
Marco Ave., St. Augustine.
Pettus' exhibit is "The Sound
of Silence," while Hansen's is
Pinhole Cameras. Their work
is on display from 11 a.m.-3
p.m. Monday-Friday. For
information, call 826-4116
or visit www.stjohnscultural-

Beach Walk at Fort
The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection's
Fort Clinch State Park offers
a beach walk each Sunday
in December. The walks,
which begin at 9 a.m., allow
visitors to discover the
Atlantic coastline. For infor-

mation, contact the park at
904-277-7274 or visit

wwwbeacilesleat m

'An O. Henry Christmas'

Fritz Reinhardt, from left, Mariah Lietz, and Gwen Cordes in a scene from the Stage 2 produc-
tion of "An O. Henry. Christmas." The Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre play is directed by
George Maida.

ABET debuts Stage 2

Based on two classic 0.
Henry stories, "The Last Leaf"
and "The Gift of the Magi,"
the Atlantic Beach
Experimental Theatre is open-
ing "An O.Henry Christmas"
today at 8 p.m.
Written by Howard Bur man
and directed by George
Maida, the Stage 2 production
runs'until Dec. 16 at 716
Ocean',Blv d, .~latnC_,_ ;.k ..
'Admissioh Iw$ 10 anrd-S for
children 12 arsd under. ,

The holiday-themed play is
family appropriate fare.
.Fritz Reinhardt (Dinty),
Gary Rhodes (O.P.), Gwen)
Cordes (Agnes), Terry
McCraney (Grover), Margaret
Hennessey (Fran), Andrew
McCraney (Guido), Mariah
Lietz (Marguerite), and Chris
Medina round out the cast.
Maida makes his directorial
debut after assisting on sever-
al plays, and is in"his second
term as president of the board
of ABET.

Additional 8 p.m. perform-
ances are Dec. 8, 13 and 14.
The Thursday, Dec. 13, per-
formance is a special benefit
for Beaches Emergency
Assistance Ministry (BEAM)
with $10 of the $15 ticket
price gging to BEAM.
A 2 p.m. Sunday matinee'
performance will be held Dec.
16. Reservations are recom-
mended due to limited seat-
in g '* .. '-
Call 249-7177, or visit

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Performances of the, First Coast Nutcracker are 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m..
Saturday and Sunday at the Moran Theater. It will be performed with recorded music. Tickets
start at $18. Call 354-5547 or visit jaxsymphony.org.

Don't overlook natural things

She cardinals are going
crazy with the ripe red
holly berries and blue
India Hawthorne berries,
which reminds me to move
my feeders a tad closer to the
house so I can watch the
migratory birds the next few
Last year I had a family of
goldfinches as well as cardi-
nals which hung around all
winter. My cat doesn't bother
them and unlike the blue jay
or crow, the cardinals don't
I am one of those people
who never decorates over
Thanksgiving weekend. As I
was decorating some things
inside yesterday, I thought of
my upbringing and my deco-
rating style. My neighbors
would definitely think I was
Scrooge or had a humbug
attitude because I do things
very simply. This is the way I
did them way up north and
it is in my blood.
It was wonderful to cut live
fir branches and bring them
indoors, smelling the balsam
and fir for weeks. No, we did-
n't need potpourri or candles-
to give us that fragrance. We


never cut our tree, but I recall
with wonderful memories the
days when we as a family
would go to the tree lots and
mom would pick the one
'with the fullest and best
shape. No holes were allowed
unless they were to go
against a wall and the tree
had to be straight.
Everyone's opinion was
necessary before a final selec-
tion was made. My dad died
many years ago and I always
will treasure those memories.
Not to have this be a com-

plete trip down nostalgia
lane, but yesterday I was
reminded of some of my past
as I decorated with things in
my own house.
I was working on setting
up a small manger scene that
we've had for years and the
natural stuff in it had disap-
peared. You know, the straw
and whatever else made it
look like something very
meager from times agp. I jot-
ted on a notepad to make a
stop to pick up some replace-
ment "natural stuff."
Then I kicked myself,
remembering the abundance
of natural stuff I have in my
own yard. Out I went, clip-
pers in hand, and cut some
of those gorgeous holly
berries and leaves, picked at a
few patches of brownish
grass, gathered a seedpod
from the Goldenrain tree,
and the beauty berry, and
went back in to finish the
manger scene.
It looked much nicer and
more authentic, at least to
me, than something I could


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Grisham fumbles second

attempt at sports fiction

"At least twice, Mr. Bonozzi
faked so deftly that the deep.
safety lost a shoe. Such is the
level of play here in NFL Italy."
John Grisham

A disgraced NFL quarterback
finds redemption in an h.ver-
seas league where playe"rare
paid in pasta and prosciutto in
John Grisham's latest novel,
"Playing for Pizza"
(Doubledaly $21.95).
This is Grisham's second
foray into sports fiction and
hopefully his last.:.
As in "Bleachers" in 2003,
Grisham seems to be trying to
exorcise some sort of demon
from his high school football
days in Southhaven, Miss.
The protagonists in both
books are has-been QBs
searching for identities outside
the finite lines of a gridiron.
In "Playing for Pizza," Rick
Dockery, a former third-
stringer for the Cleveland
Browns, is banished to Italy, ,
where soccer is the main dish
and American footballis treat-
ed as antipasto.
Yes, Italians really do play
American-style pro football --
see FIAT.net just not very
well, according to the book.
Dockery is a 28-year-old
gun-for-hire for the Parma
Panthers, a team of mostly,
pisanos who celebrate the
thrill of victory with beer and
pizza after every game.
During his undistinguished
NFL career, [gckery played for
eight teams in six years.
;"Every team needed a back-
up to their backup quarterback
and Rick was-perfect for the
role," the book say- -.." .
"Problems started, though,
when he ventured onto the
Grisham sadl he discovered
Italian football while doing
research for "The Broker," a
2005 best seller.
While in northern Italy, he
also boned up on opera and
apparently found a new appre-
ciation for authentic Italian
In one of the book's best -
and there are few passages,
Dockery sits down to his first
full-course Italian meal at a
small Parma cafe owned by
one of his new teammates, an
aging 5-foot-10 center named



Writes Grisham: "[Nino]
deftly took a small slice of
brown bread, dipped it in
olive oil, then layered it with a
slice of prosciutto and a shav-
ing of parmigiano. When it
was perfect, he handed it to
Rick and said, 'A little sand-
"Rick took it in one large
bite, then closed his eyes and
savored the moment. For
someone who still enjoyed
McDonald's, the tastes were
The tantalizing descriptions
of northern Italian cooking
trump anything football-relat-
edlin the book.
A Cleveland sports writer,
who dubs Dockery the NFL's
"all-time goat" for throwing
three, interceptions in 11
minutes in the AFC title
game, dogs the former Browns
QB all the way to Italy, where
he takes perverse pleasure in
reporting on Dockery's every
"Browns fans can only '-. ---
Sthank God that such leagues
exist. They allow riffraff like
Rick Dockery to play the game
far away from where it mat-
ters," the book says.
Parma becomes a sort of
football purgatory for Dockery,
a place where he can re-evalu-
ate his life and regain his self-
In "Playing for Pizza,"
Grisham, a former prosecutor,
takes a time out from his
courtroom tomes to treat him-
self to a heaping helping of
Italian culture at his publish-
er's expense.
His next legal thriller, "The
Appeal," is due out in January.
Hail Mary.

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'The Heat is On!," a scintillating look at Hollywood's definitive
love goddess, Rita Hayworth, starring Quinn Lemley (above),
opens on Saturday, Dec. 15, for two performances at the Wilson
Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $35. Call 632-3373.

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have bought anywhere.
That exercise reminded me
to remind you not to overlook
natural things you have in or
close to your yard to use to
augment your decorations, I
use artificial boughs, wreaths,
garlands, etc. because they last
longer, especially if we have a
month of high temperatures.
But I love to use the few natu-
ral things because they are very
southern and very authentic.
Notice the gorgeous magno-
lia leaves and seedpods, filled
with bright red berries, the
brown, yet still very attractive
(especially if spray painted),
seedpods of the crape myrtles. I
always use a runner down my
table and decorate it with cut-
tings from the long-leafed
Podocarpus and Ligustrum;
These two last forever indoors,
staying a nice shiny green. Add
a few pine cones and holly
berries, bows or della robia
fruits, and you've got a lovely
table decoration not to be
found in anyone else's home.
Making decorations using

the large palmetto fronds is
something I did years ago and
received numerous compli-
ments. Our front door faced
west, and having just moved
here I was not used to using
artificial greens, so decided to
try my creativity with some
palmetto fronds from the back-
yard. I chose two and tied
them in the middle so each
one was facing in opposite
directions (up and down). I
recall gathering pine cones
from the pines out front,
bought a few decorative sprays
of della robia fruits and gath-
ered these to make a spray tied
again at the center.
Over all this tying I placed a
puffy red bow, attached the
thing to the door, and was
amazed at how pretty it
Little did I realize that as the
western sun hit the palmetto
leaves they would slowly
blanch out and become ivory
in color. This was a real delight
because the door was a dark
wood and as the arrangement
matured, the door looked even

For the 10 years that we lived
in that house, I did that same
arrangement each holiday, get-
ting more creative with the
add-ons, but keeping the natu-
ral palmetto fronds as the base.
The one plant that you need
to be careful of is mistletoe
which is becoming more obvi-
ous as the trees lose their
leaves. We will be able to buy
mistletoe soon, or you can get
it from your tree. But, it is
toxic, so be sure to keep it far
away from nosey pets and chil-
dren. It's old-fashioned use as a
reason for planting a slobbery
smooch on your loved one is
still quite credible, so enjoy.
Hopefully, I have helped you
to see that indeed, in your own
yard you have a cornucopia of
natural stuff you can use in
your decorations. There is no
need to be just like the Joneses.
Be creative, save a little money,
and then smile when you
admire your creations that only
belong to you.
Happy Holidays!


Photo by Anthony Hodge
Miranda Lawson and Joseph Walz star in "It's a Wonderful Life" at Players by the Sea Theatre.

The Jacksonville Children's
Chorus holds spring semester
auditions for grades 2-5 from
4-6 p.m. Dec. 10-11 at the
Jacksonville Children's
Chorus offices, 3947
Boulevard Center Dr., Suite
108. To schedule an audition,
call 904-346-1636. For infor-
mation, visit www.jaxchil-
drenschorus.com. Darren
Dailey is artistic and execu-
tive director of the
Jacksonville Children's

KIDZfACTory Workshop, a
drama workshop for grades K-
3, runs through Jan. 22 at the
Limelight Theatre, 11 Old
Mission Ave., St. Augustine.

Along with the workshop,
there also will be theatre
games. Tuition is $75. For
information, call 824-1164.

A Holiday Art Camp and
also an Advanced Arts
Workshop will be held at the
Cultural Center at Ponte
Vedra Beach. A Holiday Arts
Camp, for ages 4-9, runs Dec.
26, 27 and/or Dec. 28 and
also Jan. 2, 3 and/or Jan. 4.
Ornaments and presents will
be created. Call 280-0614 for
times and costs. Holiday
Advanced Art Workshops will
be offered for ages 10-14. 3D
with artist Jesse Nolan will be
held held Dec. 26, 27 and/or
Dec. 28, while mixed media
with Jo Sinclair will be offered
Jan. 2, 3 and/or Jan. 4. For

information, call 280-0614 or
visit www.ccpvb.org.

Gualia Tolomato Matanzas
National Estuarine Research
Reserve hosts an art class for
children ages 11-14. from 9
a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 28. The
class, to be taught by local
artist Jean Drayovitch, will
focus on beginning drawing
of butterflies and marsh
scenes. Students begin the
discovery art class with a
short nature walk. Cost to
attend is $45 per student,
payable in advance. All mate-
rials are supplied, but stu-'
dents need to bring a brown
bag lunch. Call 904-635-0941
to reserve a seat. To contact
the GTMNERR, call 904-823-


"AN O'HENRY CHRIST- ticket information.
MAS" The Atlantic Beach "THE COMMUNITY NUT-
Experimental Theatre stages CRACKER" The Community
this holiday production at 8 Nutcracker is presented at 2
p.m. today and Saturday and:: pam..and.8.p.m. Saturday ataIbe
Dec. 14 and 15 at ABET, 716. .;Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth

Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach. A
matinee will be held at 2 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 16. Tickets are
$10. Call 249-7177 for informa-
LIFE" The stage adaptation
of this classic 1946 holiday film
is adapted is presented at 8 p.m.
today and Saturday and Dec. 14
and 15 at Players By the Sea, 106
6th Street N.,. Jacksonville
Beach. Matinees are performed
at 2 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 9.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $15
for students. Call.249-0289 for
adaptation of this best selling
book is performed at 7 p.m.
Monday in the Flagler College
Auditorium, 14 Granada Street,
St, Augustine. Admission is $5
for adults, $2 for students. All
proceeds will be donated to
charity. Call 819-6217 for infor-

This violent drama about a
writer wrongly accused of mur-
der is staged at 8 p.m. every
Friday and Saturday through
Dec. 23 at The Body Gallery of
Jacksonville located in the
Beach Plaza Shopping Center in
Jacksonville Beach. .Call 296-
3292 for reservations.
CRACKER" This holiday
favorite is presented at 2 p.m.
and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m.
Sunday at the Times-Union
Center for the Performing Arts,
300 W. Water Street,
Jacksonville. -Call 354-5547 for

Street, Jacksonville. Tickets
range from $23 to $33.50. Call
355-2787 for information.
This show adapted from the
short story by David Sedaris, is
performed at 7:30 p.m. today
and Saturday at The Limelight
Theatre, 11 Old Mission
Avenue, St. Augustine. Tickets
are $20. Call 825-1164 for infor-
This musical is staged at 7:30
p.m. every Thursday, Friday and
saturday through Jan. 12 at The
Limelight Theatre, 11 Old
Mission Avenue, St. Augustine.
Tickets are $25. Call 825-1164
for information.
- This holiday musical is
staged at 8 p.m. every Tuesday
through Sunday and 11 a.m.
every Saturday and noon every
Sunday through Dec. 23 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.

Auditions for the Tennessee
Williams' production "The
Night of the Iguana" will be
held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6
and 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7 at
the theater, 106 6th Street N.,
Jacksonville Beach.. Roles are
available for eight men and six
women. Auditioners will read
cold from the script. Scripts are
available upon request. Call
249-0289 for information.

Performances of a classic family favorite, "Christmas Carole," are
being held during the holiday season at the Alhambra Dinner
Theatre. See Theatre Notices for additional show time information.

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December 9
The Joy Jammers Children's Choir presents their
Christmas musical "Mystery of the Manger" during
our evening worship service, 6:30 pm.

December 16
Celebration Choir (Adult Choir) will present their
Christmas music during morning worship.

December 24
Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 6 pm.

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Sunday Worship, December 9,16 and 23
8:30 a.m. 11 00 a.m 5:45 p m.
Wednesday Breakfasts December 12, and 19
7:30 a.m in the chapel. Call the church office to register.

Ho-licday for Jazz
Sunday, December 8
7:30 p.m in the sanctuary
Featuring The Noel Fnedline Quintet. A free concert.

Lessons and Carols
December 16 8 30 a.m, 11 00 a.m., and 5:45 p.m.
Palms choirs and members of The Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra present the Chnstmas story in word
and music. 5:45 p.m. is a contemporary rendition.
Nursery is provided at each event eCcept the Advent Breakfasts

Kernan Boulevard

Baptist Church
...with a heart for God and a love for people!

December 9 6 pm
"Adam Paul Williams" In Concert
December 15 3 pm matinee
December 16 6 pm
"Be Not Afraid"
A dramatic musical proclaiming HOPE
Presented by the Music & Drama Ministry
December 24 5 pm
Christmas Eve Service
Also observing the Lord's Supper

4000 Kernan Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32224


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December 7, 2007

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'Art Fusion'

current exhibits at our
two Jacksonville art muse-
ums, the Cummer Museum
of Art & Gardens and the
Museum of Contemporary
Art, this is a good time of
year to visit them as these
exhibits will end shortly ate
the first of the new year.
The Jacksonville Museum
of Contemporary Art is fea-
turing five exhibitions com-
bined into one featured
The exhibit includes sculp-
tures, installations, and
paintings. This combined
exhibit will end Jan. 6. On
Sunday, Dec. 9, attend "Art
Fusion" and learn about the
Picasso Prints.
This is a free event and an
opportunity to see the cur-
rent exhibit. Another free
day is Wednesday from 5 to
9 p.m., courtesy of Target.
For information, call 366-
The Cummer is always a
special place to visit at
Christmas time. The current
exhibits, "Joseph Jeffers
Dodge: A Passion for Art,"
and "Art from the Ashes" run
until February. "Oh, Say Can
You See," a third exhibit, will
end in January. For informa-
tion call 356-6857.

Another exhibit not to be
missed is "Winter
Selections" at the J. Johnson
Gallery, where the artworks
of 16 of the country's leading
artists are on display. The
exhibit will end Jan. 11.
Works of 16 of the most
successful contemporary
artists of the 20th century
are currently on exhibit at
the gallery, located at 177
4th Ave. N., Jacksonville
Beach.Call 435-3200.

Tonight the Cultural
Center at Ponte Vedra will
open a juried exhibit of its
members works. A reception
will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
This event is free and open
to the public.
The Cultural Center is at
51.Ef~ecLtpilve.~'.a~ Ponte
Vedna Beach.,itr Ceanter will
be holding a Holiday Arts
Camp for children ages 4 to
9 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dec. 26-28 and for children
ages 10 to 4 from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m. during the
Christmas holidays.
For information and to
register call 280-0614. On
Thursday, Dec. 20, from 6 to
8 p.m. the Center will pres-
ent an "Art From The Ashes"
lecture by Janice Machin, a
University of North Florida
The presentation will con-
clude with an Italian opera
performance by Bella Voce

FOCUS Cummer
announced this week that

is Sunday, Dec. 9


there are only three spaces
left for its spring tour to
The four-day trip includes
the Barnes Collection, the
Philadelphia Museum of Art,
the Philadelphia Academy of
Design, a day at Winterhur,
Longwood Gardens and the
Brandywine Museum. Call
284-1434 for information.

The city of Atlantic Beach
will feature a Sing-a-Long at
8 p.m. at Bull Park. While in
the area visit the Cultural
Center's current exhibit,
"Synergy," the oil paintings
of Margo Buccini. The exhib-
it runs through Dec. 14.
Do not miss this excep-
tional exhibit of oil paint-
,ings by a master colorist. The
Center is lat 716 Ocean
Blvd., Atlantic Beach.
* *
The Beaches Museum &
History Center is featuring
the World War II art of Mack
Dent through Jan. 12.
Dent's works and photo-
graphs are historical scenes
of ships, planes and military
leaders from World War II. A
companion photo exhibit,
"These Nine," portrays the
lives of nine area servicemen
who gave their lives for their
country during World War II.
They ranged in age from 19
to 34 and ranged in rank
from privates to officers.
Do not miss this exhibit
telling the story of these
nine local heroes. The muse-
um is 413 Beach Blvd.,,.
Jacksonville Beach. Cal 144-

Players By-the-Sea
Community Theater opened
"It's a Wonderful Life" last
Friday night to a full house.
This familiar play is excep-
tional with its large cast who
give excellent performances.
It will run Dec. 8, 9, 10, 15
and. 16. Call 249-0289 for
reservations. The theater is at
106 6th St. N., Jacksonville.
* *
The Atlantic Beach
Experimental Theater will
open "An O. Henry
Christmas," a Christmas
musical, tonight at 8 p.m.
The play will run Dec. 8, 14,
15 and 16. The theater is at

photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Eleanor Hughes (left) and Judith Stanyard drop 6ff their artwork
this week at the Cultural Center at Ponte. Vedra Beach, where
the first members' show opens today. An opening reception, free
and open to the public, is scheduled 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today,

716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic
Beach. Call 249-7177 for

On Saturday, Dec. 9,-the
Neptune Artists Group will
present a Holiday Christmas
Show from 2 to 4 p.m. The
/works in this show will be
black and white with 10 per-
cent red or green.
The exhibit will be at
Atlantic Custom Frames
South Beach Gallery, 1205
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville
Beach. Call 249-4158 for
in for mation.

An art class for ages 11 to
14 will be held 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Friday, Dec, 28, at the
Guana Tolomato Matanzas
National Estuarine Research
Reserve south of Ponte Vedra
The class will focus on
beginning drawing of butter-
flies and marsh scenes. The
cost is $45 per student.
The class beings with a
short nature walk then
moves into the
Environmental Education
Center classroom.
This popular class will be
taught by local artist Jean
Drayovitch, whose art murals
decorate the walls of the
Manatee Cafe in St.

All materials are supplied,
but students should bring
their own brown bag lunch-
es. Space is limited. Call
635-0941 to reserve a seat.
The Guana's
Environmental Education
Center is near the Guana
dam, off State Road A1A
about 10 miles south of
Mickler Road.
* *
Photography by Mark
Pettus and Connie Hansen
will be on dis pla through
.Dec. 21 at LW' .. ll~.I
Cultural Cd tIi s Atr
Advocate Gallery, 76-B San
Marco Ave., St. Augustine.
Pettus' exhibit' is "The
Sound of Silence," while
Hansen's is Pinhole Cameras.
Their work is on display
from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday. For informa-
tion, call 826-4116 or visit

Shelby's Coffee Shop, 200
First Street, Neptune Beach,
is showing works by Atlantic
Beach artist Rachelle Moes
through Jan. 14. An artist's
reception will be held from
6-8 p.m. Dec. 14. Wine and
nibbles will be provided.


Joyce Norwood, left, gallery owner Hillary Tuttle and Sabre Esler at the Nov. 16 artist's reception for Norwood and Esler at Stellers
Gallery Annex in Neptune,Beach. Norwood and Esler's work was on exhibit until Dec. 1. Stellers Gallery Annex is open from 10
a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday. Call 247-7200.


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Two sisters (Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman) compete for a handsome king in "The Other Boleyn Girl." It opens soon.

Hawke, Hoffman come off as

low-rent Laurel and Hardy in

'Before Devil Knows You're Dead'

If Sidney Lumet the vet-
eran director responsible *
for "Before the Devil
Knows You're Dead" thinks
his movie is unique and I
spellbinding, apparently he
hasn't seen "Reservoir Dogs."
Like "Dogs," "Devil" con- .
cerns a seemingly simple rob-
bery that goes terribly wrong,
resulting in copious amounts
of bloodshed.
Philip Seymour Hoffman STEVE BAILEY
and Ethan Hawke play Andy REVIEWER
-and -Han-k, two-brothers who,-.....-- ..... :--.,- ...- ..---
come off like a low-rent ed way it's presented. The
Laurel & Hardy. movie's very first image is
Andy is the siblings' Ollie, that of a naked, pudgy Andy
full of himself but not know- graphically having his way
ing nearly as much as he with his curvy wife (Marisa
thinks. Andy convinces him- Tomei).
self that the solution to their I try hard not to judge
money woes is to plan a heist such things, but any movie
against their own parents' that presents a Marisa Tomei
jewelry store. Andy reasons finding immense satisfaction
that no gunplay is necessary, from a P.S. Hoffman is
and their parents' insurance already behind on the real-
will cover any losses. ism.
Of course, the plan isn't so This sets the movie's tone,
simple that Andy intends to in which we're "told" about
carry it out himself. Instead, characterization rather than
he sweet-talks his brother actually seeing it. Andy has a
Hank the pair's simpleton really bad drug habit. We're
Stanley into doing the shown this in a long tracking
heavy lifting. With this pair shot in which Andy wanders
at the helm, do you think around his dealer's tony
the robbery will go off as apartment before getting
smoothly as it seems? elaborately shot up with
The plot has potential;, heroin. How did this low-life
what kills it is the ham-hand- get such an upper-bracket

junkie habit?
We're also told that Andy
fiercely resents the lifelong
bullying he's gotten from his
father Charles (Albert
Yet as Finney portrays him,
Charles seems merely a stub-
born old coot not terribly
nasty, given the movie's
graphic circumstances. So it's
just one more character trait
sloppily hung upon Andy.
As events rapidly go from
bad to worse, screenwriter
Kelly Masterson seems to
throw up her hands and
come up with nothing better
than having everyone shoot
each other along the way.
Either Masterson (whose
first script this is) decided to
ape "The Departed," or he
got a vicarious thrill out of
watching his characters blow
each other away.
This dishonor-among-
thieves stuff really did work
better in "Reservoir Dogs,"
where it was drenched in
Lumet's biggest mistake is
taking this guff so ultra-seri-
ously, particularly when the
movie's climax hinges on one
on those movie hospitals
where no orderly is never
around when he's supposed
to be.
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The Golden Compass.
Rated PG13. Fri.-Thurs.,
12:30, 1:10, 3:50, 4:30, 6:55,
7:35, 9:30, 10:15.
Awake. Rated R. Fri.-Thurs.,
12:25, 2:40, 5:00, 7:55, 10:20.
August Rush. Rated PG13.
Fri.-Thurs., 12:50, 4:10, 7:15,
Enchanted. Rated PG. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:40, 1:15, 3:55,
4:35, 6:50, 7:30, 9:25, 10:05.
Hitman. Rated R. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:05, 2:25, 4:45,
7:40, 10:00.
The Mist. Rated R. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:30, 3:40, 7:10,
The Christmas. Rated PG13.
Fri.-Thurs., 12:35, 3:45, 7:40,
Beowulf. Rated PG13. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:55, 4:05, 7:50,
Mr. Magorium's Wonder
Emporium. Rated G. Fri.-
Thurs., Noon, 2:20, 4:40,
7:20, 9:40.
Fred Claus. Rated PG. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:40, 4:00, 7:05,
American Gangster. Rated
R. Fri.-Thurs., 12:15, 3:35,
7:00, 10:25.

Fred Claus (Vince Vaughn) is a fast-talking repo man who has
run out of luck and money and agrees to come to the
North Pole and help his brother Nickolas (Paul Giamatti) in
Santa's workshop in the PG-rated comedy "Fred Claus."

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Thurs., 12:10, 2:30, 4:50,
7:20, 9:35.
Before the Devil Knows
You're Dead. Rated R. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:45, 4:15, 7:45,
Dan in Real Life. Rated
PG13. Fri.-Thurs., 1:05, 8:00.
* *

Gone Baby Gone. Rated R.
Fri.-Thurs., 4:20, 10:40.
* *
Wristcutters: A Love Story.
Rated NR. Fri.-Thurs., 12:20,
2:35, 5:00, 7:25, 9:50.
* *
The Darjeeling Limited.
Rated R. Fri.-Thurs., 1:00,
Mama's Boy. Rated PG13.
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The Florida Community College at Jacksonville chamber choirs and chorale will present their annual holiday concert today at 8 p.m.
at the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts, 11901 Beach Blvd. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information,
call 646-2364.


The University of North Florida Opera
and the Chamber Orchestra present this
opera at 8 p.m. today through Sunday in
Robinson Theatre at UNF's Fine arts
Center, 4567 St. Johns Bluff Road S.,
Jacksonville. Call 620-2878 for informa-
The Jackosnville University Opera
Studio presents an evening of operatic
scenes at 7:30 p.m. today at JU's Terry
Concert Hall, 2800 Univeristy Blvd. N.,
Jacksonville. Call 256-7371 for informa-

This concert of holiday music is per-
formed from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at
the Coastal Community Center, 180
Marine Street, St. Augustine. Admission is
free. Call 209-3700 for'information.
Jacksonville University's Percussion
Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday
at JU's Terry Concert Hall, 2800 University
Blvd. N., Jacksonville. Call 256-7371 for
The 13th annual Tuba Christmas is held
at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Jacksonville
Landing, 2 Independant Drive,
Jacksonville. Tuba, sousaphone and

euphonium players interested in partici-
pating should arrive at 10 a.m. for rehears-
al. Call 269-9819 for information.
Jacksonville University professor Mary
Lou Krosnick performs works by Brahms,
Chopin and Rachmaninoff at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at JU's Terry Concert Hall, 2800
University Blvd. N., Jacksonville. Call 256-
7371 for information.
The FCWE presents a holiday concert at
6:30 p.m. Sunday at Christ the Redeemer
Church, 190 S. Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra
Beach. Admission is free. Call 285-8009 for


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.

Culhanes Irish Pub, 967
Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach ,
249-9595, tonight the C5 Band
performs at 9:30 p.m. with a
Woodford Preserve drink spe-
cial. Every Sunday Bobby Flynn
& Band perform traditional
irish music starting at 6 p.m.

Fionn MacCool's Irish Pub
The-Atlantic, 333 N,'fstSti,.T-& Res-tau rntpi333.1Sr S*.VN.I
Jacksonville Beach. -904-249- i,Jacksonville Beach, 242-9499,
3338, Tonight DJ Jade spins old Cloud.Nine followed by Jimmy
wave and 80's retro from 10 Solari every Wednesday. Spade
p.m. to close. On the other side McQuade plays every Sunday.
DJ Infader plays hip hop and
Top 40 songs form 10 p.m. to Fly's Tie, 177 E- Sailfish Dr.,
dose. Atlantic Beach, 246-4293.
Every Saturday DJ Marco Songwriter's night with Seth
entertains with Top 40 and Ramsdill every Tuesday. Reggae
dance tunes from 9 p.m. to 2 with Pili Pili every Wednesday.
a.m. He is joined by DJ Wes The Wes Cobb Band is in
Reed spinning 80's, remixep and Thursdays. Mystic Dino and the
mash-ups from 10 p.m.. until 420 Band are in Sundays.
Acoustic rock with Charlie Freebird Live, 200 N. 1st St.,
Walker, Funktion and Acme in Jacksonville Beach, 246-BIRD.
the main bar every Wednesday. Tonight Inner Demons, Manna
Thursday night is ladies night! Zen and Hallowpoint Militia
All ladies drink for free 10 p.m. play an all ages show. Tickets
to 1 a.m. $2 Miller Light and $3 are available at the door.
cocktails are offered while DJ Saturday Bobby Lee Rodgers
Infader and, DJ Wes Reed spin & The Codetalkers perform and
hip hop and retro. Happy Hour all ages rock show. The Avett
is Tuesday to Friday from 5 p.m. Brothers Band Marino perform
to 7 p.m. with two-for-one Sunday. Ticket information and
cocktails and $1 off all sushi more performance information
rolls in the newly opened sushi is available at www.free-
bar. More information available birdlive.com.
at www.the-atlantic.com and
www.myspace.com/atlanticjax. Latitudes Cafe, 2429 S. 3rd
Street, Jacksonville Beach, holds
Bo's Coral Reef, 201 5th Ave. acoustic night. every Tuesday
N., Jacksonville Beach, 246- with live music from Chelsea
9874. DJs and female imperson- Saddler from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
ators weekly. Half price bottles of wine
offered all night. Wednesday
Brix Taphouse, 300 2nd ladies drink free. Trivia Night is
Street N., Jacksonville Beach, Thursday .from 8 p.m. to 10
Charlie Walker plays mellow p.m. with food and buckets of
rock and music of the beach beer specials.
from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Happy Hour is offered
Sunday. Live music, is per- Tuesday-Fridayfrom 11am-7pm
formed every Wednesday.
Lynch's Irish Pub, 514 N. 1st
Bukkets Oceanfront features St., Jacksonville Beach, 249-
live music from local artists 5181, The Wes Cobb Band per-
from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every forms all.weekend from 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday. to 1 a.m. Tonight's performance
is brought to you by $2 Gerry
Cap'n Odies, 2200 Mayport Adams Boston Lagers.
Road, Atlantic Beach, 241-8848. Saturday's segment will feature
Live music from 9:30 p.m. to $2 Killian's Irish Red Lager.
1:30 a.m. today and Saturday. More information available on
Country night every Sunday. www. lynchsirishpub.com
Caribbee Key, 100 N 1st St., Mackenzie's Steakhouse,
Neptune Beach, 270-8940, fea- 100 Sawgrass Village, Ponte
tures Matt Still at 8 p.m. every Vedra Beach, 543-9143. Gene
Tuesday, Charlie Walker at 10 Nordan plays piano Tuesday
p.m. every Thursday, Pill Pill through Thursday nights. Don
reggae every Friday and Miniard plays Saturday.
Saturday and Jimmy Parrish & Michael Howard plays Sunday.
the Ocean Waves every Sunday Will Hurley performs Fridays
at 3 p.m. and Mondays.

Max's Restaurant, 1312
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach,
247-6820. John Evans plays the
piano every Friday and
Ocean Club, 401 1st Street
North, Jacksonville Beach.
Tonight and every Friday is
ladies night with no cover
hard' $3'S-mirnoffs all hig]A.
WDJ W- Reed 'spins hip h6p,
dance, electro and remixes in
'the OC Bliss room. DJ George
Torres spins your favorite Top
40 songs in the Tiki Bar.
Every Saturday the Infader
spins Top 40 music and Mash
Ups. Live music and UFC pay-
per-view in the OC liquor store.
$12 premium cocktail pitchers
arid $15 premium L.I.T. pitchers
are offered. $2 Miller Lights all
night. NFL tickets arp available
all day in the OC liquor store on
Enjoy industry standard
Sunday nights with: DJ Capone
spinning dance and live video
in the OC Bliss, Lonely spin-
ning rock & roll in the OC
liquor store and Pill Pill playing
live reggae oceanfront in the
Tiki Bar. $1 wells and $3 premi-
ums offered. More information
available at www.oceanclub-
Paco's Mexican Grill, 331 1st
St., Jacksonville Beach, 208-
5097, Matt Still performs
tonight at 9:30 p.m., live music
is offered every Friday and
Saturday beginning at 9:30 p.m.
NFL and college game day spe-
cials with $.99 drafts and $1.99
margaritas on game days.


The Atlantic, 333 N. 1st St.,
Jacksonville Beach. Jocelyn &
the Geronimos host Karaoke-A-
Go-Go every Tuesday. Service
industry drink specials offered,
1$2 premiums, drafts, bottles
arid house wines. Everybody
else drinks $3 wells and $2
domestic drafts. All sushi rolls
are $1 off.
Cliff's at the Beach, 1401
Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach.
Karaoke every Wednesday and
Lynch's Irish Pub, 514 N. 1st
St., Jacksonville Beach. Karaoke
is held at 9:30 p.m. every
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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Featuring T Pain
2. "Apologize" Timbaland
Featuring One Republic
3. "No One" Alicia Keys
4. "Bubbly" Colbie Caillat
5. "Paralyzer" Finger.Eleven
6. "Clumsy" Fergie
7. "How Far We've Come"
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8. "Over You" Daughtry
9. "Wake Up Call" Maroon 5
10. "Who Knew" Pink

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With the help of hundreds of comments and suggestion from you, our riders, via Transit
Talk meetings, surveys and interviews, JTA is planning to implement a variety of bus
route enhancements and changes in January 2008. This series of changes is another
example of our commitment to work with you to improve the system.

We invite you to attend the public hearing listed below to hear more about what JTA
riders wanted and what we are going to do to make our service work better for you.
The meeting will feature a 5-6 p.m. open house followed by a 6 p.m. presentation. The
meeting will end at 7 p.m. Other open house meetings may be scheduled.

Proposed service improvements:

R4, BH1, L7, L8, BH50 and AR3
Propose to discontinue R4 Atlantic Beach / South Beach and make minor
adjustments to BH1 South Beach route to cover area missed. Also minor
schedule or route adjustments are being considered for L7, L8, BH50 and AR3.
Route change information can be found at www.jtafla.com.

Come hear the
plans and share
your thoughts
with us!

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All interested persons or groups are encouraged to attend and participate. Public participation is solicited without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or familial status. This project is being developed in
compliance with Titles VI and VllI of the Civil Rights Act.
Any pir,',,' r'.-i;;, 'p, <-i.-il accommodations should contact Fred Haley at 904.630.3153
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Your guide to hanging holiday lights

they're no doubt already
popping up around your
neighborhood. Those
strings of colored lights, wav-
ing Santas, herds of reindeer,
snowmen and the like can
elicit oohs and aahs from
even the biggest Ebenezer.
Whether you're out to
impress the neighbors with
some major wattage or are
just a novice light-stringer, it's
best to be in the know. Too
many lights piled onto one
circuit, unattended displays
and other holiday mishaps
can result in a dangerous situ-
ation for your home and your
According to the American
Fire Administration, more
than 2,600 people a year are
injured in fires during the hol-
iday season. Fortunately, there
are some very simple steps
you can follow to avoid
becoming another statistic.
Before you start
When you drag out your
lights this year, inspect them
carefully. Are any of the cords
fraying? Do the sockets look
healthy? As much as you
would like to get another year
of use out of them, you are
going to have to throw them
If you are in the market to
buy new lights, there are hun-
dreds of options out there, but
many electricians prefer the
kind with smaller bulbs
because they generate less
heat. Choose a brand that is
labeled fire resistant and test-
ed for safety, indicated by a
UL or ETL/ITSNA symbol, and
be sure you buy lights that are
appropriate for exterior use.
Jane Tip: For the best look,
stick with lights of the same size
and color scheme.
Doing the Math
So, you know the look you
are going for ... how do you
know how many sets of lights
to buy? If you plan on lining
the roof of your home, meas-
ure the length of it from
below by running a tape
measure from one side of the
yard to the other. This will
help take into account the
extra 30-50 feet for the roofs
The numbers you generate
will give you a rough estimate
of how many feet you will
need to buy. Take your totals
to the store and match your
needs up against the length
JrtfdaeTobnh theid'e orf the
boTe of lights. You may want
to buy a mixture of long and
short strings, to fill any holes
and prevent excess.
Don't forget that you will
likely a couple of extension
cords into the process; get

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ones rated for outdoor use.
This may seem obvious, but
don't ever cut a string of
lights because it's too long!
For trees, you will need
about 100 lights per foot for a
well-decorated tree with small
lights. (You can halve that
number if you are using the
bigger bulbs.) You can defi-
nitely pile on more, bit just
be sure not to string together
more sets of lights than indi-
cated on the box. Be mindful
of your circuits, too. This
brings us to ...
Calculating Wattage
While you may want to.

wow your neighbors this sea-
son, you don't want to over-
load your circuits. Most
homes can take about 2400
watts for all of your appli-
To find out how many watts
you are using, multiply the
number of bulbs by their
wattage. For example, if you
have 100 bulbs at 2.5 watts,
the total wattage for the string
of lights is 250. If you regular-
ly blow fuses, you may not
want to go too crazy decking
the halls, otherwise there will
be plenty of trips to the circuit
breaker! The wattage may be
in small print, but it should
be indicated on the box.
Hanging Lights
Before you get started,
unroll the string of lights and
make sure they all work.
Replace any broken or non
working bulbs, if necessary.
Also, stretch out the strings to
ensure they aren't twisted or
knotted. Remember to look
for any frays in the wires.
Hanging lights from the
roof involves placing a clip,
nail or hook every foot or so
and draping the string of
lights around it. Test the
clips/nails/hooks to see
whether or not it will hold
the weight of the lights.

Whatever you do, do not sta-
ple or nail your lights directly
to the roof! This could cause
holes in the roof as well as
cutting and causing the wires
to fray, which is dangerous.
Also, make sure whatever you
hang your lights from is not
broken and/or sharp on the
off chance they would dam-
age the wiring.
SAFETY TIP: Ensure that your
ladder is tall enough for you to
work comfortably. Avoid over-
reaching as it throws off your
center of gravity. And always
work from the ground up rather
than hanging off the edge of
your roof
Install the hanging devices
to the eave of your roof plac-
ing one about every two feet,
then go back and hang the
lights. Stretch them taut so
there is not too much droop-
ing. Once New Year's Day has
come, you may want to just
leave the hooks in the roof so
you will have half the job to
do next year.
Let There be (Festive)
Once your lights are up and
shining for the neighborhood
to see, resist the urge to show
them off 24/7. If they aren't
on a timer, unplug them once
you go to bed, not only for

Whatever your outdoor decorating plans entail, a little advance planning can help keep your holi-
day bright and festive, as well as safe.

Time to rethink your idea of chianti

or those of you of a cer-
tain age, chianti will for-
ever be identified with a
straw-covered bottle contain-
ing a thin, light-colored red
wine that frequently had little
flavor and high acidity. The
next day the empty bottle
probably did duty as a candle
holder, eventually gaining
melted candle wax on its
Those old-fashioned bottles
are hard to find now, replaced
with standard wine bottles
sans the.straw. And the lack-
luster, insipid wine has been
replaced by "Toscana moder-
na" (modern Tuscany) -
dark-colored, fruit-driven reds
that please the palate and,
very importantly, pair well
with Italian cuisine.
Ruffino is the most popular
selling chianti in the United
States and has embraced the
new "Toscana modern" phi-
losophy. These new efforts -
new grape varieties, modern
viticultural practices and more
consumer-friendly winemak-
ing techniques are earning
Ruffino high marks among
consumers and wine critics
A recent Ruffino wine din-
ner sponsored by Bay Ridge
Wine and Spirits at Sam's on
the Waterfront was a terrific
opportunity to taste the new
direction of Ruffino wines
with some very well-prepared
Italian food. Although Sam's
Doesn't specialize in Italian
' food, the dinner showed the
extensive capabilities of their
chef's and kitchen staff.
Our favorites of the evening
and wine that we recommend
were as follows:
Ruffino La Solatia
Chardonnay Toscano 2006
($24). This very quaffable
white wine is 90 percent
chardonnay and 10 percent
viognier, and only sees 3
months of oak. Pear flavors
dominate this elegant wine
with a nice perfumed nose
from the viognier. It would
go well with any fish or poul-
try dishes, especially those

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with an Italian flare.
Ruffino II Ducale Toscano IGT
2004 ($23). This is Ruffino's
most recent take (only since
2003) on an updated Tuscan
red wine with 80 percent san-
giovese, 15 percent merlot
and 5 percent cabernet sauvi-
gnon grapes. Classic, rich,
Tuscan cherry nose. Round
and ripe in the mouth with
cherry, berry flavors and a
hint of chocolate. Very nice,
with classic styled Italian meat
dishes or red sauced pasta.
Ruffino Modus Toscana
IGT 2005 ($27). This was
hands down the stunner of
the evening and by far the
crowd favorite. Composed of
50 percent sangiovese, 25 per-
cent merlot and 25 percent
cabernet sativignon, it is aged
in French barriques for
between 16 and 18 months.
Very Californian in style with .
a whole lot of complexity for
the buck. Cherries, herbs,
mint and chocolate in the
nose. Incredibly elegant and
drinkable with very smooth
tannins with some berry fla-
vors. Drink this beauty by
itself of with hearty foods.
This is a wonderful wine that
deserves attention.
Many years ago we met
Carlos Mastroberardino for
lunch in Amalfi, a beautiful
seaside town on the coast of
Italy. It was one of three meet-
ings we have had with this
talented winemaker at his

Campania winery bearing his
family's name but the only
one on his turf.
We recently tasted the 'cur-
rent releases of these wines on
our turf and still find them
unique and enjoyable.
Made with ancient grapes
that existed in southern Italy
for more than 2,000 years,
they speak of history and soil.
Because of Mastroberardino's
300-year winemaking experi-
ence in growing these grapes,
it has been charged with
recreating ancient vineyards
outside of Pompeii.
If you are looking for a
unique gift for the wine
enthusiast in your circle or
just yourself, here are some
Mastroberardino Radici
Taurasi 2003 ($43). We have
followed this wine for more
than a decade and count is as
one of our favorites. Made
from late-ripening aglianico
grapes, it has intense floral
and berry aromas with plum
and strawberry flavors. The
producer also makes a reverse
version of this wine (Radici
Riserva 2000, $80) that is
more concentrated with
understated elegance and age.
The soft tannins defy the
aging potential of this serious
Italian wine.
Mastroberardino Radici
Fiano di Avellino 2006 ($24).
The grae variety is fiano and
the wine is incredibly aromat-
ic: Pineapple and pears. Add
almonds to those characteris-
tics and you have a mighty
tasting wine.
Mastroberardino Nova
Serra Greco di Tufo 2006
($24). Made with greco
grapes, this wine has apricot
and pear flavors with good
acidity. Refreshing as an aper-
tif yet a good match to pasta,
pork and seafood.
Castello Banfi Chianti
Classico 2005 ($15). A good
value from Banfi, this simple
chianti has. a youthful profile
with plum and raspberry fla-
vors and a hint of leather.



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safety, but also for the sake of
your electric bill.
After you take them down,
be sure to store them careful-
ly. Throwing them into a box
will result in a giant ball of
tangled lights next year, so
take the time to do it right!
Some people twist them into a
neat ring using their elbow or
wind them around a piece of
cardboard to avoid knots and
kinks. You can also roll them

into a garden hose holder for
easy storage and retrieval next
year. Use a plastic storage bin
to keep them dry and dust
free throughout the rest of the
We hope your holiday lights
are the brightest (and safest)
in the neighborhood!
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and more great projects ideas,
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Age: 10 1/2 years old
Weight: 5 Ibs. 7 oz.
Gender: male
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Coloring: Blue/Tan
Residence: Jacksonville Beach
Owner: Kam & Jimmy Durham
Favorite Food: Itty... Bitty... Treats
Favorite Pastime: Playing with toys, walks
on the beach and "looking buff" in his
Harley Leathers.

Triscut was the first of Baptist
Beaches Comfort Care "Certified
Therapy Dogs" beginning Feb 2004.
He is the "KING" of the hospital,
preceding the other 11 dogs in the
program, helping to "heal" patients,
"cheer-up" staff, and "reduce stress"
for the entire hospital.

Loey \..
Age: 3 years old
Weight: 4 Ibs. 6 oz. A-
Gender: female
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Coloring: Blue/Silver
Residence: Jacksonville Beach
Owner: Kam & Jimmy Durham
Favorite Food: Anything her brother V. .
Triscut is eating. A.vA
Favorite Pastime: Getting her brother
Triscut to play with her.

Unleashed: T;,
Recently certified as a therapy dog
at Baptist Beaches. Boy does it
make her brother jealous that she
looks cuter in her service vest and
bow. Loves to dress up and look
beautiful........"all girly girl"!

To submit your pet to The Beaches Leader / Ponte Iedra Leader weekly Pet Tales please email maccaull@beachesleader.com or
call (904) 249-9033 and ask for Kristin. You may also stop by our office for information, 1114 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach,
Fla. 32250.

'Crisis counselor' caters to canines
with field trips and private lessons

A St. Johns County business-
woman, calling herself a
"canine crisis counselor," trains
dogs Saturdays at a flea market
and by appointment in private
homes, and she recently took a
canine group on a field trip to
learn socialization skills.
"Dogs were introduced to four
different public places," she said
in an e-mail message. "The hors-
es downtown [in St. Augustine]
were a big hit!"
Sherrie Keshner, owner of A1A
Dog Training, offers six-week

. Saturday classes at the St. Johns
Flea Market at Interstate 95 and
State Road 207 in St. Augustine,
with "Puppy Parenting" at 9
a.m. and basic obedience train-
ing at 11 a.m.
The classes being in January
and cost $10 per class.
Keshner said she will hold a
neighborhood canine class in
someone's yard or a nearby park
if at least five persons sign up for
the class.
For information, call (904)
377-0037 or e-mail aladogtrain-

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Weekend 8 The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader December 7, 2007


Hot chocolate Christmas decorating

Brown is the new red

C hristmas
used to
be cele-
brated in col-
ors of green
and red. But
like clothing,
Christmas has
gone high
fashion and
colors rarely
with the holi-
day are
more popular. KATHRY
In my small HOME C(
town of
Cuero, we have a store that's
always a step ahead in both
home and wearable fashions.
That store is Rendezvous. I
really enjoy shopping there
for unique gifts, clothing and
decorative accents for my
home because of the wonder-
ful selection and because
owner Rhonda Pakebusch is
one of the friendliest people
in town. Each year I start to
decorate for Christmas, my
first stop is at Rendezvous for
beautiful, Christmas decora-
tions and ideas.
The new red
This Christmas, brown is
the new red. Brown makes a
great background color and
can be paired with many
other colors for a luscious,
rich and unexpected touch.
Brown is elegant and comfort-
able, and can be dressed up or
left to its natural beauty. This
is what creates such a unique
appeal to the brown-toned
decorations in Rhonda's store
- the richness of the brown
combined with a soft patina
of pewter and platinum
"Old is new again," says
Rhonda. "Old World ele-
gance fused with mercury
glass and pewter is very popu-
dia and beautiful this year in
Christmas decorations."
And in an area rich in
hunting heritage, the brown
colors coupled with natural
accents like deer heads,
antlers and pheasant feathers
look especially right.
How now brown
If you want.to combine
brown tones with metallic
ones, Rhonda suggests aging
metal accents. Ordinary items
can be made over with a shot
of silver paint, but that can
often be too bright, she says.
"Apply shoe polish over
any sprayed items to instantly
age them," Rhonda suggests.



Dear Poor Rix: I love holi-
day shopping! How about
you? December Debbie
Absolutely! On a good day,
Poor Rix can pass out more
dough than a baker at a cook-
ie workshop.
But my friend Verne, who is
tighter than last year's thong,
can squeeze a dollar so hard, it
makes Washington's hair fall
out. Here's his twisted philoso-
1. Treat your wallet like a
fine wine. Never take it out for
a frivolous purpose.
2. Diet experts say you
should never shop for gro-
ceries when you're hungry.
Likewise, never shop for
clothes when you're naked.
3. Set three levels of spend-
ing. Give family and close
friends presents. Send other
friends a nice card. Send casu-
al friends a used card.
4. Speaking of used cards:
(a) Never send the same used
card to the person you got it
from the year before. (b)
Never re-send cards with your
name and another family's
5. Consider giving coupons.
Last year, ole Verne surprised
me with a health-related item.
And if I ever need all-natural
prostate relief, I can get it for
25-percent off.
Poor Rix, who wrote the
book, "Words That Stick," wel-

comes your questions to rix-
(c) 2007 DBR Media, Inc.


This treat-
ment can be
applied to
stars, balls and
even deer
antlers. Deer
and elk sheds
look terrific in
trees and can
be painted or
left natural
according to

If brown

colors appeal
to you and would work in
your decor, then try some
brown Christmas decorations.
Start by selecting a brown
theme and work some hot
chocolate magic. For a natural
look, try a forest brown
theme and weave in natural
elements and colors with
brown accents.
Select brown decorations
and add in green colors in
natural shades of moss and
sage. Poke branches and grass-
es into your tree for a fresh-
from-the-forest look. Don't be
shy about picking up these
items from your yard, either.
Bundle grasses and wire them
into small bunches to be
poked into your tree and dec-
For a fun brown, try a
chocolate cherry theme and
mix brown with red accents.
Or go trendy with an uptown
brown. This contemporary
look would pair brown with
blue or pink accents and
shiny silver. For brown ele-
gance, pair browns with
pewter or tarnished silver.
Create a French country-
side theme by adding brown,
copper and gold colors.
Copper is another metal
that's hot for Christmas and
Looks especially rich with
brown. Work sonme'bfWo'wi
magic into your Christmas
decorations. It's a restful and
elegant color that you'll
enjoy during the holidays for
years to come.
House miles
A couple of weeks ago I
mentioned that I would track
Show many miles I walked in
the kitchen on Thanksgiving
Day and while straightening
the house. It turns out that
my guess of walking five
miles when I straightened
was right. The day before
Thanksgiving, I walked 4.8
miles while cleaning up. On
Thanksgiving Day, I walked

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Deer heads and antlers look right at home with brown-themed Christmas decorations. Add some brown in your decorations for a
natural look or pair brown and blue with shiny silver for a contemporary feel. Brown is the new red for Christmas this year.

over six miles and that was
just in the kitchen. And,
after that, I helped myself to
a second slice of pecan pie!
Kathryn Weber is a home
and decorating columnist who
publishes the Real Home E-
Zine. For more information, go
to www.kathryn-weber.com or
email questions to
Kathryn@kathryn-weber.com or
write to her at P.O. Box 531,
Cuero, Texas 77954. For a per-
sonal reply, please include your
email address or a SASE.

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CLASSIFIED INDEX 340 Lost & Found Pets 530 Bus. Opportunity 619 ElectricalServ. 648 Pressure Washing 685 Wallpapering GARAGE SALES 970 Trucks/Vans
IE l [T AT[ ANNOUNCEMENTS 540 Child Care 620 Equip. Rentals 650 Painting 690 Water Treatment 840 Garage Sales 980 Automobiles
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11 Real El. 1)30 Condo lor Rent 405 Trniel SER\1CE GUIDE n23 Fnan Senices o52 FPlumbhng 700 Massage Therapi 152 G .racn -ile-s Ntprune Bch
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1906 St Johns Blu Road
3BR/1BA on a large corner lot
515 Penman Road
Jacksonville Beach
MLS # 376039 $270,000
1201 Ruth Ave Oversized
corner lot MLS # 391325

On PV's Ocean Course
Golf Course. Included 2 lots!
MLS # 391326

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
additional information.

Neptune: 1 1/2 blocks to ocean, 50x110ft,
$419,900. S. Jax Bch: 1/2 block to ocean,
40x65ft, $375,000. Call 716-8455.
MAYPORT- LARGE mobile home lot, city
water; 966 Pioneer Dr., $59,000,

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
appointment only. Fenced yard, hot tub,
storage building. All for $360,000.

707 Osborne Street

3,676 Sq. Ft.
Great Investment Opportunity
In Downtown St. Marys, Ga.
This property was recently
rezoned from C-2 to C-1.
Please call 912-882-4927 for more
information or to view the building.


3/2 Brick home on large lot w/inground
pool, near Sandlewood High School.
$211,000. Must sell immediately. Call 254-
0280 for appointment.

Sweeping, panoramic views, 3700sf, lap
pool, cul-de-sac. Modern designers home,
400sf inlaw suite, 4000sf decks & cov-
ered patios. First $975,000. MLS#393428.
AUCTION NEPTUNE Beach executive
home, 3000sf, pool, 4/3.5 +study; 1414
Forest Marsh Dr. Preview 12/8 & 12/9,
11am-2pm. Auction closes 12/9 at 3pm.
No buyers premium. Call for terms,
(904)307-9107. www.neptunebeachexe-
These are available for occupancy this
Cat Rd,
3BR on the ICW w/dock $985,000
Colima Ct.
2/2 condo w/fireplace $189,900
Cordova Reins
Oakbridge 3BR REDUCED! $400,000.
Dalton Springs
4BR near amenities $237,900.
Fiddler's Hammock
4BR w/pool, preserve $599,000.
Player's Club Villa
Spacious 2BR flat $350,000.
Retreat Place
5BR on pond/ $749,000.
River Rd.
2BR Riverfront condo $865,000
Sandpiper Ln.
3BR w/tropical yard. $318,000
Sandy Oaks
3BR surrounded by oaks. $325,000
30th Ave. South
Renovated 3BR near ocean, $649,000.
Tournament Rd.
Lakefront 3BR, cul-de-sac, $424,500
Trail's Edge
Best buy in Palencia, $359,000.
Woody Creek
5BR plus office, huge lot, $849,900

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.
rage. 1 block to beach. Large fenced yard.
(WOW) Only $284,000. (904)228-7630.
8am to 7pm.
PONTE VEDRA, TPC Sawgrass, Bermu-
da Court, 2BR/2BA. $60K renovation:
granite counter' tops, new cabinets,
249,900, 655-5990.

42 SAILFISH Dr, PVB. 1700sf. home,
with 3BR/2BA. New air/ New carpet. Large
remodeled Florida room. $279,900. Call

806-A 3rd St Neptune Beach
Neptune Beach Lots w/Dock
permits in hand. From
"Sunset View" with tidal water
access. Great for small boats
and jet ski's. From $649,000
3 New Subdivisions at the
Beaches. Lots start at $239,900
3 contiguous separately platted
lots in Vilano Beach. Green
water, Gold coquina and
Spectacular sunrises.
Custom home building on your
lot or ours. Best lot selection at
the Beach. 20 years experience
building at the Beach.
Call Steve Jarrett @
904-591-5914 mobile
904-247-7000 office

ATLANTIC BEACH, CUTE 3/2 w/pool, pri-
vacy fence. $400,000, 376 Seminole Rd.,
ATLANTIC BEACH, 281 Pine St., 1500
sqft, 3/2, 1car garage, fenced yard, stone
fireplace, 2 decks, new roof, new siding,
screened porch, new plumbing. 5 blocks
to ocean. $359,900. (904)759-8860.
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RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate
Jax Golf & Country Club, 3994 Cattail
Pond Circle West. MLS#382537. Fran
Cason, (904)497-2419,
4401 Seabreeze Drive. Large executive
home in gated community of Marsh View.
Sunday, 1-4pm. 254-0280.
3BR/2BA townhouse, 1400sf, mint condi-
tion; financing available regardless of
credit. Zero money down. Zero points/
closing. Payments, $920/mo. includes
mortgage, taxes, & insurance. $159,900.
Will co-op. Call 333-4641.


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ATANTIC BEACH 3/2 Seminole Rd area. Fireplace, double garage, fenced back yard on quiet cul-
de-sac. Great location. Priced to sell. Call Joe Floyd 219-7638 to view. Photos on web. $299,000
PONTE VEDRA BEACH 2/2 Seahawk Condo. Pool, tennis courts. Great location. $202,500
MAYPORT lANDING 2/2 townhome, 980sq', new carpet. Nr Mayport Naval Station. $114,900
MAYPORT [ANDINO 3/2 TH, 1240sq'. Renovated, FIRST MO RENT FREE $899 mth
2/2 townhome, 980sq', upgrades, new carpet. Near Mayport Naval Station. $750 mth
OAK HARBOR 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. $1,250 mth
ATLANTIC BEACH 3/2 Seminole Rd area. Fireplace, double garage, fenced back yard on quiet
cul-de-sac. Great location. Call Joe Floyd 219-7638 to view. Photos on web. $1,500 mth
3/2 1542sa' home. Near Mavport Naval Station. Small pets Ok $1,175 mth

$50,000 remodel. New roof, kitchen cabi-
nets, carpet, Travertine floors, crown
molding granite countertops. $249,900.
SOUTHSIDE AREA, 3/1 C.B. home,
10,000sf lot, new everything! Windows to
Travertine. Call Elizabeth 415-5454. Real-
ty Executives of Ponte Vedra, Inc.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3000sqft., 4/2.5, for-
mal living' & dining, open floor plan,
screened pool, family neighborhood,
$525,000, 422-0771.

Nice 3/2, garage, fenced yard, screened
porch, new roof, hardwood floors. Only
;$199,900. You'll be moving, soon, if you
just call June @ 994-3608iRermax Ad-.

AT MAYO, 3/2/2, 1600sf, $249,000. Bring
all offers. Independent Brokers & Associ-
ates Inc. 247-4333 or 710-3111.
3/2 on Intracoastal Waterway- Fabulous
"Old Florida" tree cover, dock, to be sacri-
ficed at $795,000. 535-9915 broker/ own-
OPEN HOUSE, great location, move in
ready, short ride to beach and downtown,
3BR/2.5BA, large bonus room, open and
bright, 12768 Avalon Cove Dr. North.,
Jax Golf & Country (off of Beach Blvd).
280-9515, 655-1106. Saturday & Sunday
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, pool, fireplace,
2car garage, new appliances, $300,000.
No realtors please. (904)249-1890.

:ee Am, 1r tal

MLS# 401674 5BR/5.5BA concrete block
construction, 2 master suites, granite kitchen
countertops, breathtaking lake views & in-
round heated pool& spa. Truly a must see!
$1,799,000 285-1800 ,.
MLS# 405823 This gorgeous woodedestate
5 acre lot is over 3.9 acres of upland with the
remainderdevoted to wetlandpreservation &
wild life habitat. $1,500,000 285-1800
MIS# 396746 3BR/2BA w/new tile in
baths/kitchen/breakfast/dining/great rooms.
Across street from playground. $234,900
MIS# 406057 Experience resort lifestyle
in this spacious 2BR/2.5BA split plan. 3rd
floor condominium is 1,727 SF & features
views of the ICW & marina. $649,000
MLS# 369082 3BR/2BA w/den & deck
overlooking golf course, update kitchen &
exterior renovated. $349,500 285-1800
MLS#'371492 Gorgeous Rutenberg
4BR/4.5BA, loft, bonus, separate guesthouse
& a courtyard pool & spa, on cul-de-sac
w/expansivelake-to-preserve views.Alovely
home in community wall the bells &
whistles! $1,200,000 285-1800
MLS# 398446 Awesome fully furnished
1BR/1BA, w/covered parking. Short term
rentals allowed. $378,000 285-1800
MLS# 391099 3BR/2BA, tiled floors,
fireplace, vaulted ceilings, in-ground pool,
fenced yard, carport & more! $375,000
MIS#3784484BR/4BA+ study, huge lanai
from great room. Elegant kitchen, granite,
crown molding, wainscoating & archways
add to this home on wooded comer cul-de-
sac lot w/side entry garage. $574,900
MIS# 390561 Bulkheaded cul-de-sac in
gated Reed Island Estates. Approx. 150' on
deep water fronting the St. Johns River
w/easy ocean access. $795,000 285-1800
MIS# 357196 Luxury living in recently
2-story 3BR/2.5BA home w/approximately
2200 SF, gorgeous FR w/custom FPopens to
pool, spa, pergola & summer kitchen. Many
upgrades! $699,000 285-1800
MIS# 363747 Like new,9th fir, SE comer
endunitinTheWatermalk, 3BR/3BA, 2300+
SF, oceanfront balcony & endless views!
Upgrades include granite counters, SS
appliances, extra-large storage unit &
pre-wired for sound system. $1,250,000

MLS# 402715 4BR/3BA, 2900 + SF,
walk to the beach. Gated community.
Must see truly a bargain! $578,700
MLS# 306464 Zoned residential/
commercial use; property has
tremendous potential due to terrific
location. $590,000 241-2417
Marco floor plan in Valencia. Walk to
beach, shopping and restaurants.
MLS# 399945 2BR/2.5BA has 2
master suites, attached garage, glassed-
in Florida room and eat-in kitchen.
$209,000 241-2417
MLS# 391808 4-plex block
construction w/new roofin EastAtlantic
Bch! 2BR/1BA w/steady rent & good
cash flow. $339,000 241-2417
MLS# 406359 3BR/2BA home on
private lot tons of living space!
Updated inside & out High ceilings, loft
& more. $295,900 241-2417
MLS# 399967 5BR/4.5BA, 3066 SF,
lovely pool to water views w/tons of
upgrades & located in a convenient &
highly desirable area. $549,900
MLS# 301100 Top of the line
.appliances including washer & dryer.
High efficiency heat & air. Two
balconies, plantation blinds, fenced rear.
MLS# 400820 Stunning Intracoastal
views from this 3BR/3BA pool home!
Water access, gourmet kitchen, huge
closets! Enjoy sunsets from the Florida
room overlooking the marsh.All at the
beach! $779,000 241-2417
MLS#382213 2BR/2BA + den (could
be 3rd BR), 1564 SF, new plumbing,
cooktop/wall oven, FP, beautiful trees
on a large lot. $275,000 241-2417
MLS# 378887 2BR/2BA, close to club
pool and amenities. Screened lanai,
detached garage. $154,900 241-2417
MLS# 369676 5BR/3.5BA. Heated
pool with spa & summer kitchen. 1st
fir master bdrm w/study. Family nn,
great rm, & gym plus floating dock &
16,000 lb boatlift. $899,999 241-2417

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unit in The WaterMark is like new! apool home in Sawgrass for under
[t features 3 BR, 3 BA, 2,300+ sf, an $300,000! This home is locatedjust
oceanfrontbalcony andendless views. steps from the Ponte Vedra Golf
and Country Club. It features 3
Upgrades include granite counters, n 2 BAntrya Clorida room 3
stainless appliances, an extra-large screened lanai and a fenced
storage unit & more. $1,250,000 backyard with a pool. $295,000.
Elizabeth Hudgins
Prudential Network Realty's
'The Real Estate Professional who sells the best of the First Coast lifestyle"
(904) 285-8449 ext. 3028 Cell 553-2032
Network Ralty
Visit Elizabeth and all her properties on the internet at
www.beacheshomes.com or e-mail at elizhudgins@aol.com
Independently owned and operated 1
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Entertainers Dream !
WOW ereat ]; es' wei bar, imported
tile & granite. All New, new, new !
MLS 389251 5739,000

One of a kind!
Very peaclul & private home sits ion
a cul d Sac, -BR'3BA wi'h nl3n,
upgrades. ILS 380425 $645,000

I bik It ocear Bid your dream home
in sought aflei S Jai Bch. S belom
appraisal .jlue'
MLS 375488 $598,500

Spotless Home
Excellent 2 sionr home, split BR, \-
large master suite, many upgrades, a
must see! MLS 394346 $569.900

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Just sleps from the Ocean!
3BR 2 5BA wth open fir pin. frplc,
scm porch, balcony & dbl garage
MLS 403305 $475,000

Lo'ely Lakefront
Greal commumtl',, trj ceilings, Co-
n.n cntrrps. plantalnor shulner.. \lrg
srmd lanai. MLS 401678 5459,000

Check out the 11ew!
Steps fronm O)icjn this 2BR 2BA + 2
car cowered p.irking and 2 car space
parking. MLS 374330 $360,000

Welcome to the Beach!
High ceilings, perfectly detailed, land-
scaped. no\e n ready! 3Br.2Ba
MLS 388588 $369.500

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Beautiful home' w~new floors,
kitchen, balhs. Isnai, roof. plumbg. A
perfect 101 MLS387548 $329.500

Move in condition!
Close wo beach, Mao}. shopping &
restaurants. 2'2 w.'screened'lanai
ILS 405115 5235,000

\ ages of Pablo
Menculously kept 3Br'2Ba, Lrg eat-in
kitchen, sunroom, large open 3ard &
more! MLS 388665 $217,900

Cozy Fireplace
Marshfront 4BR/2BA, Lrg fam rm w/
vaulted clings, Kitchen bar & eating
area. MLS 378953 $198,900

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,[s. ~ ;t,, .l IS/1 $7A Q00nn Rnosemnrv Nannhtnn 568-1523

Saturday 12-2
1911 Mary St. 32233 3/2.5 $144,900 End
unit townhm, space tile, no assoc feeAtl.
Blvd to nth. on Mayport Rd, If on Levy, rt
on Main, rt on Stewart, crr of Mary and
Sherri Beno 651-1830
Saturday 1-4
12850 Chets Creek Drive 3/2 $299,900
JTB to Hodges nth, to If on Chets Creek,
to rt. on Chets Creek Dr.
San Mahalingam 327-3329
Sunday 12-3
12-3 220 Margaret 322664/2 $649,900
Bring all Reasonable offers North on 3rd
Street towards Atl. Bch. and rt on
Margi Petitt 571-9821

STUNNING Oceanfront, pool, gar., 2Br +
den,owner/agent 2/2 $935,000
Sherri Beno 651-1830
Gracious Hospitality, Key West style, huge
GR/Kit. 3/2.5 + loft $349,900
Rosemary Naughton 568-1523
Renov., 1 blk to bch, fpl., new ac, + pool
2/2 $250,000
Sherri Beno 651-1830
Remodeled Town Home 1/2 blk to Ocean 3/'
2.5 $549,900
Margi Petitt 571-9821
Selva Marina 1/2 acre lot w/ home 3/2.5
Mi... MarglPetitt 5711 9821
Almost newq 2 blks toqch. Reduced 4/2.5
Margi Petitt 571-9821
Half acre completely remodeled home
4/2.5 $899,000
Margi Petitt 571-9821
New constr. Twnhm, rf top terr. w/ocean vws
Rent 3500 mo. 4/4.5 $1,199,000
Margi Petitt 571-9821
Gated comm.. prvt bch access, Rent $3250
mo. 4/3.5 $1,269,000
Margi Petitt 571-9821
Steps to the beach, park and school! 3/2.5
$339,900 Kial 270-0210
Seth Kimball 270-0210

Diane Barr 234-9997
Great bch bungalow on corner lot 2/1
Kevin Folsom 612-1191
Phenomenal reduction on spacious end
unit! 3/2 $204,000
Cara Ameer 635-7058
Vacant corner lot,1/2 bik to Ocean
Margi Petitt 571-9821
Large corner lot, 2 story, Fpl & more!
3/2.5 $349,000
Audrey Roberts 962-1729
3 St. twnhm, steps to bch. updated thruout
Reduced 3/3.5 $599,000
Audrey Roberts 962-1729
1.5 blcks to bch.,Renovated bungalow,
2 car gar. 3/2 $599,900
Sherri Beno 651-1830
150x120 lot on cul-de-sac, water view, near
park $249,000
Lisa DiStefano 514-3167 Sherri Beno
Cool Stucco, wd. flrs.,pvt yd,steps to bch.
3/3 + bonus $360,000
Rosemary Naughton 568-1523
Darling twnhome,2 biks to bch, ideal 2nd
home 2/2.5'$349,000
Rosemary Naughton 568-1523

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Spacious, cut de sac, fencea yd, mint
cond., exc. Loc. $259,900
Margi Petitt 571-9821
Great Idcation arid mobe'6ireadyM3/2
'$299,900 .. ;.
San Mahalingam 327-3329
Queens Hrbr Mediterranean hm w/pool on
marsh 5/6 $1,274,900
Amy Wilson 955-0700
Priced To Sell! Nice home Irg. Lot & cul-
de-sac 3/2 $199,900
Jan Fowler 294-4766
Pool Home, Reduced, Almost new, 4/4
Margi Petitt 571-9821
Spacious and Family friendly! Ig lot, cul-
de-sac 3/2 $234,900
Sherri Beno 651-1830

Just listed! ToHta transformation in Sawgrass
Players Club 3/2 $419,000
Cara Ameer 635-7058
Summerhsel 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
Villas at Marsh Landing lowest price Grnd
fl,scrnd lanai 1/1 $124,900
Donna Sandiford 386-5800
Villas at Marsh Landing Best Bch Value,
gar,wd vw. Scrnd lanai 3/2 $209,900
Diane Barr 234-9997
Reduced 50K below all others!
Summerhouse Est of AIA 3/2 $309,000
Kelly Hobbs 993-3803
Cool waterfront condo,gran./ss kit.,bch.
access 2/2 $309,900
Rosemary Naughton 568-1523
Ocean Front condo, walk to Sawgrass bch
club 1/2 $599,500
John Capriccioso 228-3143
Spacious 2-story condo, resort amen. &
more... 1/1 $179,000
Audrey Roberts 962-1729
Best Price in Sawgrass Northgatel 2/2
Cindy Cox 881-8036
Reduced, Rent or lease w/option to buy...
'2/2.5 $269,000
Margi Petitt 571-9821
A Must See! w/many updates on huge, treed
lot! 3/2 $419,000
S 'Iteara Arfie6 5-70 58

Wonderful concrete bilk hm, established
neighd: 3/2 $249,900
Kelly Hobbs 993-3803
Spacious condo, great amenities &
location 3/2 $154,900
Cindy Cox 881-8036

New constr.,seller red hot & motivated 4/
2.5 $649,900
Margi Petitt 571-9821

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Brick home w/Pool & Spa huge lot-great loc.
3/2 $239,900
Amy Wilson 955-0700
Great starter or investment off Beach blvd.
3/1 $89,900
Kevin Folsom 612-1191
Comm. lot off Mayport Rd. vacant $89,000
Kevin Folsom 612-1191
Renovated brick home on large lot
w/fenced yd. 3/2 $179,900
Amy Wilson 955-0700
Ft. Caroline Lakes twnhme, end unit, no
assoc. fees! 3/2.5 $139,900
Sherri Beno 651-1830

2 yr. new condo, blk appl's,maple cab's &
move in ready! 2/2 $143,000
Cara Ameer 635-7058

Completely renovated duplex, 1 blk. To
bch. 4/4 Duplex $950,000
Kevin Folsom 612-1191
Total remodel, Bring all areas. offers! NR-4
Zon. 4/2 $649,900
Margi Petitt 571-9821
Oceanview! Restored Vintage, Sep)
guesthse. 3/2.5 $797,000
Rosemary Naughton 568-1523

Stonebridge Condo grnd. FI. on the lake 3/2
Donna Sandiford 386-5800
Danforth beauty needs cosmetics! + 2450
sq.ft. 5/2.5 $286,900
Seth Kimball 270-0210
fir, 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 e
Cara Ameer 635-7058

Hammock Bch! Oceanfront Comm. ocean PPnni Hn k .TLCr Pm; disp .3/2 1

Iobnus $258,uuu views! 54 $972,000
Kelly Hobbs 993-3803 views! 5/4 $972,000
Cindy Cox 881-8036

IRenovated and Readyl 4 blks to bch. 2/1.5
Owner/agent Kelly Hobbs 993-3803

Casual Tropical elegancel 1 min. to bch,

UUIPool HomenUI + rl tILL= araI aseO
Seth Kimball 270-0210
Inviting,spacious, Lr/Dr, lakefront. Sellers
Motivated 3/2 $194,900
Rosemary Naughton 568-1523

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PVB, OCEAN Grove, 1BR/1BA, full amen-
ities, beach access. Financing available.
$129,900. 226-3968.
137 JARDIN De Mer, $249,000 lease op-
tion, 3/2. 770-429-9331
PONTE VEDRA, 1BR/1BA, oversized at-
tached one car garage; travertine stone
floor, new kitchen cabinets w/granite
counters, vaulted ceilings, 12'x16' wood
deck, $159,900, 463-0505.
JOIN KELLER Williams Realty, Party Lite,
Tastefully Simple, & Silpada Jewelry for a
Multi Vendor Open House! Brand New
Southside 2BR/2BA condo overlooking
pool & sundeck. Find a new home & finish
your holiday shopping. Monday, 12/10, 4-
7pm, Villa Medici, 8539 Gate Parkway
West (Main building, 4th floor, #9418). For
more info contact: Jaqui Allen, Realtor,
885-3335. Keller Williams Realty
beach, Rent to own, $175,000.
newly renovated, new appliances, W/D,
fireplace, golf course view, Beach access.
$220,000, 343-8172.
OCEAN FRONT furnished 2/2, pool con-
sider lease purchase, 463-7343.

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PORTSIDE MOBILE Home Park. Beauti- 4 BLOCKS to ocean, 220 4th St. S.
ful lot Asking $3500 OBO. (904)229-7387. $500/mo. 904-891-0606.

NEPTUNE BCH, 1.5 block ocean, small
1BR/1BA, $600/mo +dep. 214 North
Street. Some utilities included. Pets limit-
ed.Broker/Owner, 514-4229.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2BR, walk to ocean,
lower duplex. $950/mo. No pets or smok-
ers. 307-2841.
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.
NORTH JAX Beach, 1BR $615/mo., 2BR
$715/mo. 1 block to Ocean. Pool. No
.pets. (904)249-5368.
1511 4TH St. N.- 2BR/1BA apartment. In-
cludes washer/ dryer $800/mo. +sec.de-
posit. No Pets. 742-6940.
1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave. South,
2BR/1BA. $725/mo., 1BR/1BA $600,
SOUTHSIDE, NEAR Hart Bridge, large
2BR, WDHU, island kitchen, $700/mo. in-
cludes water. No pets or smokers.
FURNISHED 1BR guest house, beautiful
setting, pool, includes all utilities, full kitch-
en w/utensils, laundry room, cable w/all
movie channels, TV w/DVD. Available
now, $225/wk., 349-3434.
NORTH.JAX Beach, 2BR/1BA 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.
VERY NICE 3BR 2BA house, Ig gar., new-
ly renovated. Convenient to Wonderwood
Expwy. 3217 Hampsted Ct. $1100/mo.
ATLANTIC BEACH cottage, 1 block to
ocean, 1BR/2BA, all appliances included,
A/C. No pets. $1200/mo. with utility allow-

ATL BCH Condo, Courtyards @ Mayport.
2BR/2BA, loft, fireplace, WDHU.. $900/mo.
+dep. 610-6369.
2BR/1.5BA. Freshly painted, ceramic tile
downstairs, WDHU, CH&A. $785/mo+
$650/dep. 718 Cavalla Rd. Call 655-1534.

CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA, 4 blocks to ocean,
end unit, no pets. $825/mo +first & securi-
Sty. 1302 4th St. So., 993-8883.
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
em well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
1BR balcony, ceramic tile floors, WDHU,
walk-in closet, assigned parking, $875/mo.
($900 w/washer+dryer). Ocean View,
160 7th Ave. N. 993-2555.
JAX BCH near ocean 2BR apt., lease,
references, $795/mo, 222 4th Ave. So.,
207 15th St., 1BR/1BA, with garage,
$700/mo. +dep, ref. required 246-6194.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 1 block to beach.
New 2BR/2BA townhome, downstairs
w/patio. Wired for home security, handi-
cap accessible, WDHU. All new applian-
ces, garage. A Must See! Ideally located
for walks to beach and town center. No
pets/ smoking. $1350/mo. +dep. (includes
water). 904-246-7924.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/2.5BA, garage,
WDHU, five blocks to Town Center &
beach, $1250/mo., (904)742-6423.

ance +$600/dep. Avail. 1/1/08. 241-5002 1ST STREET NEPTUNE BEACH
or 241-8228 after 6pm. 2BR/2.5BA Townhome W/D, dishwasher,
JAX BEACH, d s oe bk fireplace, barber carpet, 18" ceramic tile,
JAX BEACH, 2/1, downstairs, one block private balcony, private patio, $1300/mo.
ocean, WDHU, new carpet. Military/ se- pvaeilable ov. 1st pa3-8462, Harrigan
nior discount. $895/mo +$300 'de8osit. N-vrnnpme- Realtor. "
1724 N. 1st St. #1,708,0731,. ;:.... :O s ealtr. .. ..:.

2/1 APARTMENT, $1300/mo., steps to
beach, newly renovated kitchen and bath-
room, hardwood floors thru-out. Must see!
Call 372-9842 or 359-7741.

SAWGRASS CC, Nbrthgate, 2BW2BA,
2100sf., 2 car garage. Fireplace. Water to
golf view. $1800/mo. Call Susan

JAX BEACH, 2.5 blocks to ocean, large NEPTUNE BEACH, three blocks to beach,
2BR/1BA, CH&A, W/D, deck. $1220/mo., 2BR/1BA, very nice, dishwasher, balcony,
655-5367, 803-3099. garage, WDHU, enclosed yard, $1095/mo.

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.
BEACH HAVEN, 3501 Claridge Rd.
2BR/1BA, new carpet, WDHU, large back
yard, $800/mo. 223-5149.
NEPTUNE, 2/1, upper, 1000sf, 2 blocks
ocean near Town Center, CH&A, WDHU,
small pets ok, $995/mo +$500 dep; milita-
ry/ senior discount 214 Cherry St.
JAX BEACH 1BR/1BA washer/, dryer,
1217 4th Street North, $725/mo +utilities,
3BR/ 2.5BA townhouse, 1/2 block from
ocean. Atl Bch. Gar., $1575/mo. Call Rich
NEP BCH, EAST OF 3RDI Huge 2/1 du-
plex, top floor, 1200sf, all professional
hardwood flooring, diningroom, livingroom,
WDHU, CH/A, huge fenced yard, parking
for 2-3 cars. Home warranty. Lowest rent
since 1989, $1030/mo.+ 631-2316.
Townhouse, steps to Town Center, clean
and move in ready, balcony, 2BR, WDHU,
great parking. Short term/ pets OK.
985/mo. 280-2805.
N. JAX BCH, 308 #5, 4th Ave. N. Small,
cute 1BR 1BA, great location. Water incl.,
laundry avail., $625/mo. 434-4499.
JAX BEACHFRONT 2BR condo, no lease,
pet negotiable, $1295/mo. avail Immed.
ATLANTIC BEACH small ocean front 1BR
garage apartment, Available 12/1.
JARDIN DE MER- 3BR/2BA condo in Jax
Bchl Garage, washer/ dryer included
$1100/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.

1.5 blocks to ocean, studio, 1 & 2BR apts.
Pool & laundry room, $590/mo. & up.
241-2781 or 237-0552.
428 3RD Ave. S. 2BR/ 1BA, CH/A, fenced
yard, $775/mo. 891-0606.

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.




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241-5501 221-1711

lease, No pets, W/D, $1000/mo, $1000
deposit. 918A 1st Street (between Bay &
Pine). Call 591-1218 or 246-8970.
NEPTUNE BCH, 2BR/1.5BA, fenced in
back yard, CH&A, utility room, dishwash-
er, 1-888-259-0783.
JAX BCH, Villas Marsh Landing, 2/2, up-
per flat, garage,. $1050/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1332 Main St.,
2BR/1.5BA duplex, $750/mo., 891-0606.
851 Main Street, 2BR/1.5BA TH, fenced,
1BR/1BA, 211 North 8th St., upper apart-
ment, no dogs. $650/mo. Security deposit
equals 1/2 rent. Lawn service included.
Broker/ Owner, 249-8766.
2BR/1BA APARTMENT in JB. Convenient
location, 9 blocks to beach. W/D included.
$800/mo. (904)246-6592.
FANTASTIC views, tile floors, laundry
room, assigned parking., 2BR/1.5BA,
$1050mo. 2BR/3BA +den $1250/mo.
Ocean Front, 801 1st St. South. 993-2555
JAX BEACH- half block to ocean,
2BR/1BA, upstairs unit with landscape,
courtyard and in-ground pool, remodeled
in "04", $1300/mo, $1500 dep. Call Eliza-
beth 415-5454. Realty Executives of
Ponte Vedra, Inc.
Amazing view. Huge 2/2condo tile.
$1500/mo. Move-in now. (904)536-8333.

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

Jax Bch
+ 2/1 End Unit Apt. walk to beach,
patio in back- $800/mo.
Move in Special- 1/2 off 1st Mo. Rent
* 4/3 Duplex near hospital-fenced
yard, I car garage. $1400/mo.
Call us for
Professional Property Management
Call 249-2322

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1BR/1BA condo at The Palms at Marsh
Landing. Country Club amenities.
$850/mo. 616-6617.
SOUTH VILANO Beach, 2BR/2BA town-
house, private beach access, $950/mo.
Call Elizabeth, 415-5454. Realty Execu-
tives of Ponte Vedra, Inc.
JAX BEACH, walk to beach; newly reno-
vated; 2BR/1BA upstairs, 332 11th Ave.
No., $750/mo., 249-4091.
ATL-BCH, Courtyards, 2/2, ceramic tile,
WDHU, $825/mo. TDO Management.
large loft, pool. No pets. $895/mo. +dep.
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.
JAX BEACH 2BR/1.5BA, 900sf., W/D,
CH&A. $900/mo + $900 deposit, 1 yr.
lease, no pets. 220 17th Ave. N. Call
PONTE VEDRA, 2BR/2BA condo, E of
A1AI $895/mo. All South Realty, 241-
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2nd floor, beautiful
2BR, newly decorated, off street parking,
$1350/mo. (904)612-8868.
LARGE 1 bedroom. Excellent location. 2
blocks to ocean. Very clean. No, Pets.
$675/mo. 642-1214 and 241-1219.
ESPLANADE AT Town Center, 1/1, up-
per, garage parking, $950/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.
2BR/1BA APARTMENT, 7th Ave. S.,
2 blocks to ocean $1000/mo. 241-0600.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 1BR 'apartment,
CH&A, tile floors, WDHU, carport, 1.5
blocks to ocean, $825/mo., 246-3739.
2BR/2BA condo w/club pool, just steps to
beach! $1100/mo. All South Realty,
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)343-9906.
NEPTUNE BCH, 227 Magnolia, 2/1, car-
pet/ tile, garage, $975/mo. TDO Manage-
ment. 246-1125.



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ATLANTIC BEACH, 3/2 w/pool, privacy
'ence. $1350/mo., 376 Seminole Rd., 613-
3BR/1BA, WDHU, CH&A, $1100/mo + se-
curity 441 10th Place South. 904-699-
CAY 3BR/2.5BA, fenced backyard, 2-
car garage, patio/ deck, 1700sf. Option to
buy, $1495/mo. (904)491-5058
PONTE VEDRA- 4BR/2.5BA home in con-
venient area Club pool, tennis & morel 2
car garage! $1400/mo. All South Realty,

$875/mo. +deposit, 220-5797.
SOUTH JAX Beach. 3BR/1.5BA, 6 blocks
to ocean. $1300/mo. 710-5200.
NB- 3BR/2BA, office, newly renovated,
quiet neighborhood, walk to beach,
schools, shopping; immaculate 1900sf;
$1450/mo., 217 Driftwood, 241-9535.


home. WDHU, garage, backyard, com-
munity pool. $1300/mo. (904)571-5517,

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.
PONTE VEDRA- charming 3/2 in Dolphin
Cove, garage, fenced yard & laundry.
Available 12/26, $1250/mo. 280-5142.
ragel Community pool, tennis & morel
Convenient to schools, shopping & beach
$1200/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
NEAR MAYO, short or long term rental,
3/2, furnished or unfurnished, $1250+/mo.
Independent Brokers & Associates Inc.
247-4333 or 710-3111.
.SAN PABLO Rd. 3BR/2BA, near Mayo,
Alimacani School, Beaches, nice neigh-
borhood, $999/mo. 221-7398.

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ATLANTIC BCH- 3BR/2.5BA, Townhome,
Fenced backyard, frplc.. laundry rm,
screened porch. No pets, $900/mo.
1929 Main St., 565-2763.
rent or lease purchase. Only short walk to
Jax. Bch., 2350sf., with SS Kitch. & Gran-
ite thru-out. $1850/mo. Will lease quickly.
509-6322 or 728-6577
NEAR ICW & Wonderwood, lease or
purchase, terms. Split 4BR, 1900sf, 194'
deep lot, new tile, carpet, paint, all appl.,
$1400/mo or $230,000 OBO. Independent
Brokers & Associates Inc. 247-4333 or

JAX BEACH SOUTH. 811 So. 1st St.,
2BR/1BA, remodeled 2nd floor duplex, un-
furnished, 100 ft. from ocean. Pool,
CH&A, WDHU. No pets, 1 parking space.
$999/mo. $1000 security deposit. Please
call (904)463-1036.
PONTE VEDRA Summerhouse. New
2BR/2BA. 5 star amenities. Great location!
Bottom floor unit. $890/mo. +deposit. 838-
LUXURY CONDO directly on Intracoastal
in MiraVista w/garage, 3BR/3BA, 2050sf,
$1950/mo. Boat slip available. Call Jay


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3BR/2BA, 1573sf, 2 car garage, upgrades,
no pets, no smoking, $1400/mo + utilities,
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3BR/2BA, on cul-de-
sac, fenced yard, 2 car garage, $1450/mo.
Available 12/1. 249-9387.
4/2 home w/2 car garage. 2274sf. Pets
OK on approval. Call Joy 881-7775
PONTE VEDRA- nice, clean, 3BR/2BA,
garage, very private, maintenance free,
pets ok, $1200/mo. 241-4750.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 395 Bouy Lane; new-
ly remodeled; 3BR/2BA, 2 car garage,
fenced back yard. $1400/mo., 710-7665.
JAX BEACH, 2/2, sun room, office,
1600sqft., one block to beach, $1400/mo.,
ATLANTIC BCH ocean front furnished
house 4BR/4BA. Winter rental. 354-4491.
PVB/ LAtrium. 2806 St. Marc Court.
3BR/2BA, 2 car garage, spacious, lawn
maintenance included. Community pool/
tennis. 993-3658.
L'ATRIUM-PVB; 3/2, 2car garage, large
enclosed deck, new kitchen. Furnished/
unfurnished, flexible lease terms.
$1350/mo. Call 285-4772 after 6pm.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 4/2, 4 blocks to
beach, close to Jarboe Park. No pets.
$1650/mo. 662-6522.
NEPTUNE BCH. 3BR/2BA, Ig screen
porch, WDHU, Ig yard, on cul-de-sac, walk
to beach and schools. $1400/mo. +dep.

2/1 PVB CONDO w/garage. Upgrades,
balcony, pool, hot tub, walk to TPC
course, restaurants, stores; $1085/mo.
TWO GREAT condos completely remod-
eled, over 1100sqft 2BR/2BA with private
patio, loft, fireplace, separate storage
room + laundry room. Lawn Service, pool
privileges, beautiful tile throughout, stain-
less appliances, $895/mo., (w/ garage
$950/mo,). Call 887-6033 or 571-6664 or
bike to beach, 2BR/2BA, corner unit, 2nd
floor, high ceilings, W/D, fireplace, ga-
rage. $1075/mo. MOTIVATEDI Janet
OCEAN VIEW, brand new, 3/2, upgrad-
ded; consider lease option, ocean view
from most rooms. Owner/ Agent, 463-
PVB BELLEZA, 2/2, granite, vaulted, new
tile, carpet. Five star amenities. $1000/mo.
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.
PVB, 2BR/2BA, beautifully decorated with
wood floors and tile. $1100/mo. 868-6886.
vaulted ceiling, beautiful tile. Bright, open
floor plan. No dogs. $1600/mo. (discounts
avail.). Roommates considered. (404)325-
0820, (404)784-6601.

JAX BEACH, 3BR/1BA, clean, just rpno- PVB TOWNHOUSE- East of AIA,
vated, good neighborhood,1100/mo. 2BR/1.5BA remodeled, end unit, walk to
+$800 deposit, 242-0544. beach, schools, shops & restaurants,
$900/mo 285-2196 or 607-7886.
4-BLOCKS TO Ocean. 1BR/1BA, all tile.
$699/mo.+. deposit. 405 Lower 8th Ave. JAX BEACH, 2BR/2BA, w/garage, fire-
South. 534-2120. place, pool, fitness, new carpet, great
St...________.__. location.. $1050/mo., (904)246-8397.

PONTE VEDRA, TPC Sawgrass, Bermu-
da Court, 2BR/2BA. Completely renovat-
ed, $1275/mo., 655-5990..
JAX BCH, 3/1, 2.5 car gar., fenced yard,
$1400/mo. 836 9th Ave. N. 318-0044.
NEPTUNE BCH 116 Lora St., large
3BR/2BA, 1/2 block to ocean. Deck, no
dogs $1950/mo. 463-0222 or 465-2653.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1861 Beachside
Court, $1800/mo. 651-9081 or 249-2268.
PONTE VEDRA Beach house, 3/2.5,
fenced yard, pool, garage. Great Deal (1st
$1250) 285-2952.
JAX BEACH, 2200sf., 4/2.5 w/2 car gar.
Avail mid-late December. Off 9th and The-
odore. Pets OK on approval. Call Joy
PONTE VEDRA: 4BR/4BA, w/office, ,2 car
garage, 3400sf,, gated community.
2800/mo. 710-1076.
INDIAN SPRINGS, 3BR/2BA, remodeled,
cul-de-sac. $1225/mo. Call 343-6930.

3BR/ 2BA, 2 car gar. 119 37th Ave. S.,
Jax Bch. $1900/mo. (904)536-8268
916 Hibiscus St. A.B. Fenced corner lot,
3BR/2BA, newly renovated; $1095/mo.
"-NEPTUNE WBY the-Sea, beautiful 3/2,. re-
cently remodeled;: tile. floors, jacu2zi tub,
large fenced yard, lawn service. No pets,
$1750/mo., 249-2921.
3BR/2BA, $1250/MO great community on
San Pablo.Rd. Pets ok. 422-3908.
PONTE VEDRA/ Palm Valley, beautiful,
large, private, 4BR/3BA, plus bonus room,
2-car garage, iv/many amenities.
$1600/mo. 860-1690-.
:3BR/2.5BA townhome in Jax Bch.
$1550/mo. +dep. Call (904)514-2883.
painted, carpeted, WDHU, fenced yard.
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.
OAK HARBOR, large 4BR/2BA, eat-in
kitchen, fenced backyard, WDHU, new
paint. $1300/mo. (904)571-5517.

place, vaulted ceilings, carpeted bed-
rooms, sunroom, W/D. Blocks from
beach. $1050/mo.. Available Now.
VILLAS @ MARSH Landing, 2BR/2BA,
marsh view, porch, fireplace, fitness, gat-
ed. $995/mo.. No lease. 247-9727.
JARDIN DE Mer, 3BR/2BA, No pets. Ref-
erences required. $1300/mo. 710-3946.
OCEAN VIEW, New 2BR/2BA. Luxurious
condo on 1st Street. 1760sf., large
balcony. $2000/mo. (904)608-2262.
JARDIN DE MER, 3BR/2BA, garage.
$1295/mo. Avail. now. 770-429-9331.

THE PALMS Light, airy, 2nd floor,
2BR/2BA, marsh view screened lanai, fire-
place, cathedral ceilings, W/D, resort
amenities. $950/mo. Available immed.,


N. JAX BEACH, East of 3rd; furnished 4-UNITS available 170sq.ft. each,
1BR/1BA. Pool & free laundry. Small pets $375-$400, includes DSL, electric, water,
OK. $1000/mo. 477-4640. (904)716-0862, (904)568-4211.

New Construction, Jacksonville Beach.
$2200/mo. Call 536-9741.
ground floor. Fully furnished. $1300/mo.
+utilities. (904)247-1049.
EAST OF A1A, Ponte Vedra, 3BR/2.5BA,
1800sf., screened patio. $1350/mo. or
sale $239,900. 651-1096.
PONTE VEDRA Furnished 2BR/2BA con-
do, 2nd floor. Gated. $1100/mo.
South, 811 So. 1st St., unfurnished, pool,
ground floor. Unit remodeled and beauti-
ful. No pets. 1 parking space, $1299/mo.,
$1299 security deposit. Please call
UNFURNISHED CONDO, immaculate first
floor, 2/2 condo, appliances one year old;
screened lanai. Many arrijtie,
$1000/mo.-Call-285r47.72 after,6pm.

Amazing view. Huge 2/2 condo tile.
$1500/mo. Move-in now. (904)536-8333.
Very attractively furnished, 3BR/2BA,
beachside covered porch, garage, com-
munity pool, gated, available now to May
31st., 3 month minimum. Basic rent
$1995/mo., no smoking, no pets. Dunson
Real Estate, Inc. Realtor, 904-247-5153.
Email: dunsrealest@clearwire.net

ATL BEACH 2/2 with loft. Pets OK on ap-
proval. Community pool. Avail now.
$950/mo. Call Lara 248-0332.
THE PALMS, 1BR/1BA, near beach, W/D,
pool, fitness. $850/mo. (904)610-3608.

ATLANTIC BEACH, Cloister Condo.
3BR/2BA. All amenities, all appliances,
incl. washer/ dryer. Avail. 1/1/08
split plan, ground floor corner unit, tennis
court view,, W/D. $1095/mo. Janet
1BR/1BA, AVAILABLE 12/20. $850/mo.
water included. South Jax Beach.
N. JAX BEACH ,3/2 condo w/great ocean
views REDUCED $1500/mo. No dogs.
1BR/1BA, ground floor w/water & golf
view. $1000/mo. MUST SEE! Call 635-
6375 for appt.

VILLAGE, utilities furnished Avail.,
12/1/07. $1300/mo.. 285-7299
NEPTUNE BEACH, on Third St., great
signage, 700sf., negotiable, 993-4011.
1300SF- 4 offices, conference room & re-
ception area, Beach Blvd. location. Jona-
than 866-6937.
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RETAIL/ OFFICE space for lease. May-
port Road. (904) 514-1090.

FREE CATS and Kittens to approved
homes. Call 242-0224.
GREAT DOG free to good home.
Lab/Jack Russell Terrier mix (looks like
Lab puppy), black, 5yrs. old. Sweet, lov-
ing, good with other dogs. Good retriever.
All shots up-to-date. 472-73;3.

female, tan, $350 OBO. (904)434-5015,
JACK RUSSELL puppies, shots, hard
guard, $250, must see, 866-0721.
AKC TOY Poodle; black female, just
turned 1. Loves kids $275, 868-9881.
THE BEST GIFT: Miniature Schnauzer
Puppies ACA, & CKC registered; Dam is
AKC. Lovingly raised and ready Dec. 19th,
will hold until Christmas. $550. Call 759-
6375 or email jones7257@bellsouth.net
AKC BLACK Lab Puppies, 3 female
$550/ea, 4 males $450/ea. Ready for
Christmasl (904)502-4007.
tered. $2000 OBO.. (904)563-5654.

HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
dogs. 246-3600.
FOUND BLACK & white 1-1/2 yr old male
cat, 13th Ave North. J.B. 246-4930.

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


Beach Body Towing Co., Inc.
12/19/2007, 9:00 am at 922 7th Ave S.
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-4208,
pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Flori-
da Statutes. Beach Body Towing Co., Inc.
reserves the right to accept or reject any
and/or all bids.
Cash only, day of sale. No titles, warran-
ties or guarantee of titles. "As is".
1B3ES56C14D638241 2004 CHRYSLER
1B7KE26Z9LS749142 1990 DODGE
1FABP3930FA140433 1985 FORD
1FMDU32X1RUB54994 1994 FORD
1FMDU32X3SUB73732 1995 FORD
1FMDU32X7VUA50388 1997 FORD
1FMYU60E41UC87242 2001 FORD
1HGCA6189KA029447 1989 HONDA
1 LNLM9742RY647654 1994 LINCOLN
1MECM50U3MG652902 1991 MERCURY
1NXAE04B3RZ224611 1994 TOYOTA
1NXBR12E8XZ287521 1999 TOYOTA
2B4GH2530RR684750 1994 DODGE
2G1FP22K6T2136323 1996 CHEVY
2G1WF52E1Y9165421 2000 CHEVY
4T1VK13E1PU082123 1993 TOYOTA
LFETCA18557004972 2005 WUXI FU-
WBABJ632XRJD30256 1994 BMW
YV1LS534XW2417751 1998 VOLVO
BL 12/7/07

Coater needed. Call (904)247-8733.

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.
DOG WALKER needed afterschool (ap-
prox. 3pm.). Ponte Vedra, off Marlin Rd.,
$15/wk. 280-3703.
COUNTER HELP, afternoons & Saturdays
Ponte Vedra area. Call 285-5644.
Needed for Home Health and Hospice
Shifts: startingat; $.W1S/hi'.Aiply with INrth
Florida Health" Se-rces at
-www.NFHSonline.com or call u' at
LOOKING FOR Part-time promotion in
sales with a premiere health and wellness
company. Generous compensation plan.
Call Kelly 534-2937 for more info.
KENNEL ASSISTANT needed, for busy
veterinary clinic, competitive wages. Previ-
ous kennel experience preferred. Excel-
lent benefits. Apply in person: Beaches
Animal Clinic, 937 Beach Blvd., Jax
Beach. 246-2045 or fax resume 246-3064.

City of Atlantic Beach. Must have current
law enforcement certification acceptable
to the State of FL and be eligible to com-
plete Florida training and certification with-
in 6 months of hire. $16.75/hr.; $670/wk.;
$34,840/yr. benefitst. Applications must
be received by 12/19/07 for testing on
01/05/08. More info. and application pack-
et can be obtained at www.coab.us. Sub
mit application to 800 Seminole Rd:, At-
lantic Beach. FL 32233, (904)247-5820.
No smokers/ tobacco users. Drug testing
conducted. EOE.
ADMIN. ASST. with good computer expe-
rience, people skills, and multi tasking
ability. Great pay, benefits. EOE. Fax re-
sume, 339-0263.

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

Full-time in our Outpatient Clinic. In-
cludes all resident and employee health
care.. Applications available at Fleet Land-
ing Security Gate, One Fleet Landing
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-
9447; e-mail to: jobs@fleetlanding.com
EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.
stress, must have experience on a con-
sew walking machine. Call 247-0150.
Full-time in our Assisted Living at a pre-
mier retirement community. Excellent ben-
efits. Applications available at Fleet Land-
ing Security Gate, One Fleet Landing
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-
9447; email to: jobs@fleetlanding.com
EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.
Bob, 241-5311.

needed in the Health Center at a premier
retirement community. Full-Time, flexible
hours, with great benefits and work envi-
ronment Experience preferred.. Applica-
tions available at Fleet Landing Security
Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic
Beach, FL 32233; Fax to 904-246-9447;
email to jobs@fleetlanding.com. EOE/
Drug-free Workplace.


JAX BCH, 708 14th Ave. S., 3BR/ 2BA, PALMS AT Marsh Landing- 1st floor,
garage, fenced, refrig., stove, oven. 2BR/2BA, hardwood floors, granite, marsh
$1500/mo. (904)536-4774. view, $1050/mo. 904-613-7605.



(904) 249-5611

Gated Communit
1 Month FREE Beachside Units Only
Call 543-8463 for Details
Desirable 1" Floor Unit Lake View ...:
Fireplace, Washer/Dryer. $1,000 7:
2/1 1/2 TH-Golf Course View 1" Floor
entry/Balcony-W/D $1,200
2/2 Beachside Bungalow
Screened Lanai. Upgrades $1.200
2/2 Beachside TH. Private Entrance
Downstairs Master, Screened Lanai $1.300



WDHU, $675/mo. Available Immediately,

4BR/4BA, weekly, monthly, yearly. Call
nished homes & condos! From $700 per
week! All South Realty, 241-4141.
S.JAX Beach on 3rd St., recent area & 2
offices w/700+sf. $900/mo. All South Re-
alty, 241-4141.
S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean-
front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267.
BEAUTIFUL 3/2 house, walk to ocean.
Available for Christmas & beyond.

SAN PABLO Creek, share home; private
BR, LR & bath. Includes utilities, NS. No
pets. References. $650/mo., 221,6062.
ROOMMATE TO share 3BR/2BA house
off Atlantic and Joeandy. $500/mo. or
weekly rate. (904)527-1954.
NEPTUNE BCH, private entrance,
2BR/1BA, kitchenette, living area w/ fire-
place, $750/mo, Call 904-699-7757.
$575/mo +deposit, includes utilities

JAX BEACH, 3/2, share very nice newer
condo. w/ garage, W/D. $695/mo. includes
utilities. Owner/realtor, 994-3608.
SMALL ROOM, all utilities furnished, near
beach, $400/mo. +deposit & references.
PRIVATE DOOR, access to kitchen, W/D,
Direct TV. Available now. $400/mo. Near
beaches. (904)553-0342.
ROOM TO rent $575/mo. plus dep. 2
blocks to ocean, 521-8473.
NEPTUNE BEACH, two blocks from
ocean. Room for rent in exchange for yard
& household assistance. 246-2203

JAX BEACH office space for rent.
1000+sf- 4000sf. IMMEDIATE OCCUPA-
NY. Call 904-608-6426.
1000SQ FT., $1500/mo. +$131 associa-
tion fee, + electric & water, (904)716-
0862, (904)568-4211.

OFFICE SUITE w/2 offices, 500sf, kitch-
enette, bathroom. Atlantic Beach, 3 Blocks
to Ocean. $900/mo. +utilities. 246-5708.

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

WANTED PART time exp.,cleaning per-
son for large busy household. 2 days a
week, 12-15hrs. Duties include, deep
cleaning, laundry, some organizing. Appli-
cant must have local refs, needs to work
quickly & efficiently. Starting salary nego-
tiable. No cleaning companies please.
(904)285-3283 or fax refs to: (904)285-
Needed P/T only, days only, wl a can do
attitude. Light manufacturing & assembly
work exp. a must. Knowledge & use of
small machinery & hand tools required.
Looking for -someone who can follow
"instructions.' Start at $7.50/hr. Call 249-
3545 between 9am-3pm only, Mon- Fri.
Dwyer Precision.
City of Atlantic Beach, $10.25/hr.; No ben-
efits. Needed for Atlantic Beach Elemen-
tary School (Sherry Dr. crossing) from ap-
prox. 7:45-9am & 2:30-3:30pm on school
days. Must complete training & certifica-
tion course. Applications accepted until
12/12/07, 800 Seminole Rd., Atlantic
Beach, Fl' 32233. For more info call
(904)247-5820 or visit www.coab.us. No
smokers/ tobacco users. Drug testing con-
ducted. EOE.
PART-TIME, WEEKEND Receptionist for
Ponte Vedra Real Estate Office, good
phone & computer skills, Hours are Sat.,
9a-5p & Sun.; 11a-5p. Call 280-1115.
CUSTOMER CONTACT Rep, 12-16 hours
weekly. Late afternoons. Good phone &
computer skills. Fax resume: (904)220-
4111 or e-mail: Mgeorge@allstate.com.
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.
for beaches Employee Benefits firm. The
ideal candidate will support several Ac-
count.Managers with a wide variety of HR
administrative activities. Must have strong
organizational, clerical and Microsoft Of-
fice knowledge including Word, Excel and
Outlook. Preferred hours are M-F 9:00-
3:00. Please email your resume to


Classified 4

The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader

December 7, 2007


Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church
is- seeking a full-time maintenance
worker. Applicants should possess a
broad range of skills in general mainte-
nance an repair. Prior experience in fa-
cility maintenance is preferred. Salary
commensurate with experience. Benefits
are available. Applicants contact Msgr.
Daniel B. Logan, Pastor at 285-2698
ext. 4, or email dbl@olsspvb.org.

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.
FULL-TIME, in main dining room kitchen.
Dependability and punctuality a must. Ex-
cellent benefits and great work environ-
ment. To apply: applications available at
Fleet Landing Security Gate, One Fleet
Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233;
Fax to (904)246-9447; email
tojobs@fleetlanding.com EOE/ Drug-
Free Workplace.
Taxi Drivers needed to work Beach and
Intercoastal areas, at least 23 yrs. old,
good driving record. Call 249-0360.
F/T ADMINISTRATIVE Asst./ Reception-
ist. PVB Insurance Broker seeks organ-
ized individual with the ability to perform
tasks with speed and accuracy. Work
without constant supervision and adjust to
fluctuating workloads. Proficiency with Mi-
crosoft Office and strong problem solving
skills are a must. Previous office experi-
ence.a plus and 2 year degree preferred.
Fax resume to 904-285-3363.

SERVE MEALS, clean house & ch
30-35hrs per week. $500 per wee
to: PO Box 330151, Atlantic i
32233. '

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Bch, FL

Fleet Landing, an upscale retirement com-
munity in Atlantic Beach, FL is seeking a
creative, holistic, vision-centered wellness
professional to lead the design, implemen-
tation and management of a multi-dimen-
sional wellness program targeted to older
adults. Candidates should possess a de-
gree in Health Administration, Wellness or
Exercise Science with at'least 5 years of
experience. Competitive salary and bene-
fits. Please email- resume to.
jobs@fleetlanding.com. EOE/ Drug Free
Apply in person at Melissa's Pizza, '725
Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach or fax 241-
Seeking responsible reliable individuals.
Must be bondable. Serious inquiries only.
Leave message at 716-8824.
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.
FULL-Time, at a Premier Retirement
Community. Excellent .benefit package,
competitive wages, good working environ-
ment. 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.

Beaches insurance office. Friendly per-
sonality, Microsoft Office, good phone
skills. Fax resume: (904)220-4111 or e-
mail: Mgeorge@allstate.com.
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.
Servers & Host staff needed for high vol-
ume intracoastal waterway restaurant, top
money working w/great staff, as seen in
February issue of Southern Living Maga-
zine. 285-0139.
NANNY NEEDED. Looking for full-time
Nanny for 2 young children. Long-term,
Beaches area. Occasional overnight &
travel. $12/hr/negotiable. Must have refer-
ences. Call (904)686-4562 leave msg.
FULL-TIME HAIR Stylist w/clientele, high
commission. Call 249-3011.
PRESCHOOL TEACHERS, infant & three
year olds, CDA preferred. Benefits, church
preschool, 249-1204.
TEACHER WANTED to work with learning
disabled children in a small private school.
Must be willing to work in a fun and flexi-
ble environment. Certification preferred.
E-mail resume to

City of Atlantic Beach. $10.90/hr.;
$436/wk.; $22,671/yr. +benefits. Performs
a variety of manual labor tasks in maint. &
repairing of City grounds.& facilities; must
have valid FL Drivers License & satisfac-
tory driving record. Applications accepted
until 12/19/07 and may be obtained at 800
Seminole...Rd., Atlantic Beach, FL
(904)247-5820 or www.coab.us. No smok-
-ers/ tobacco users. Drug testing conduct-
ed. EOE.
LIQUOR STORE Clerk, Bartender, Door
Person, Must be able t6 work days,
nights, weekends, and holidays. Must
pass drug test and background check.
Call Robert @ 465-'QT49' .---....

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

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services and may charge fees. Readers
are advised to exercise caution before giv-
ing credit card information over the phone
without knowing whatspecific product or
service they will receive.

WARNING: WHILE this newspaper does
not knowingly accept business opportunity
Sads which require you to pay a fee to.get
information or that refer you to 976-or 900-
phone numbers which will result in-sub-
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of offerings in this classification. If any ad-
vertiser requires you to incur phone serv-
ice charges or pay a fee to learn the na-
ture of the opportunity, please report it to
The Beaches Leader, 249-9033.

BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help '. .--
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits NEEDED- BEFORE school care, for sin-
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd. gle child, 6am-7am. Call 543-8361

TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.
DRIVERS- TOP Pay & excellent 'home-
timel We train Car Haulers! Superior ben-
efits package! CDL-A w/2 years OTRex~
perience. (800)889-8139.
Leasing, Bookkeeping help wanted. (904)

HOUSEHOLD/ ESTATE manager, butler
personal assistant. 20 years hands on
management experience.ive in/ out. Jor,
90.1 635.-14:4 iCprr.Tliat.aT conm

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Garden Innr
Room Attendants

Guest Service Agent/Front Desk

Maintenance Helper
/T & P/T Positions Available
Excellent Starting Salary
Benefits include Health Ins., Paid Vacation,
Travel Discoufits & Flexible Schedules
Apply in person @ 45 PGA Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra

S "i. Positions Available -
Vacation Planning Agent Oiningroom Attendant*
Bartender ..Line Cook
Beverage Seerer Administrative Coord.
GOLF RESORT& SPA Barback Section Housekeeper

S arrlott! Room Service Supervisor Store Room Attendant
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We offer competitive wages, excellent benefits,
opportunities for advancement and
1 a caring management staff.
Please apply in person Tuesday- Friday. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. or by appt.
S 1000 PGA TOUR Boulevard; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 .
Website: www.sawgrassmarriott.com
Job Hotline: (904) 280-7070


Become an integral part of Atlantic Beach's newest luxury
resort. One Ocean Resort Hotel & Spa, soon to experience
its grand opening, seeks applicants in all resort positions
with strong motivation to deliver impeccable service and
acquire meticulous instruction in the world of luxury hotels.
We desire candidates with flexible schedules, a passion
for excellence and experience within the upscale hospitality
Industry. Competitive wages and benefits are available.
Interested individuals will have the opportunity to meet our
hospitality representatives at the One Ocean Job Fair.

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I Ocean Blvd.
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For a partial listing of available positions,
call the One Ocean Job Line: (904) 746-4687.
For more information about the One Ocean Resort,
visit www.oneoceanresort.com

Join us for this seminar, walking you through the steps of sell-
ing your home on your own or through an agent. We will give
you professional ideas to help get you started.

Jennifer Fair Two Locations:
REALTOR' San Marco & the Beaches
San Marco/San Jose Tuesday, December 11th
(904) 207-8667 Cell 6.30pm-7:30pm
(904) 739-0717 Office
Jennifer.Fair@prudentlalNetworkRealty.com To reserve a spot,
w.JenniferFair.acor e. please call Jennifer F ir for San Marco
Miwa Kouri I and Miwa Kouri for the Beaches.
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CERTIFIED CNA/ HHC, available for full
time, unlimited home care. Brenda,
Need time for shopping or alone time?
Light housekeeping & cooking included.
Experienced. Min. 8hr shift. Elise
(904)448-9246 or (904) 316-8756.

AT&T PARTNER phone system. 5 phones
installed for $899. 249-8877.
THREE SECTIONAL sofa, one section
has 2 recliners w/ hideaway t.a4jbl excel-
l6ht-bcoditiorr;-blorer-nyIon cotton mniateal"
$895. 249-0622.

RATTAN COUCH $600, queen rattan
headboard $75, rattan/ wood wall mirror.
$100, futon 'couch/ bed $100, unusual
wood/ rattan coffee table $400, portable
Ipod speaker set $100, books, misc kitch-
en & X-mas items. Carol 904-372-4297.
2 GOOD Tickets and parking, for Jaguars
game on 12/9. Face value. 642-3364.

Locally owned & operated, hand crafted
furniture' and accessories. Personalized
pet products.
boxspring in spotless condition. $125. Can
deliver. 246-1832.
WASHER, DRYER, full size, Frigidaire
Crown, $295 both; kitchen dinette table,
chairs w/casters, $275; ceiling fan, $50.
(stainless): refrigerators, steam table, slic-
er, mixers, sinks, prep tables; architectural
and ornamental iron. Too much to list.
Brook, 610-2888.
HEIRLOOM, ONE of a kind furniture and
mantels made out of reclaimed, recycled
barn beams from the Midwest. 386-6010.
GREAT LOOKING Longboard, 9'6" cus-
tom, Star Surfboard, used only twice.
$350. 333-4641
OFFICE FURNITURE: 6pc. modular desk,
credenza, artwork, 2 large metal storage
racks, 4 drawer file cabinet. 249r3868.
CHRISTMAS ITEMS, Baby furniture,
clothes & toys, New GE Stove-top. San
Pablo, Open Friday, Saturday. 710-3111
WASHER & Dryer (2004). $400. Call
7 ERSOI -O! Tur. ?er, q).goo c.onli.:,r,
6001 Call 247-9.26'
SEARS PORTABLE Dishwasher $50. An-
tique 19th century Pump Organ, needs
Bellows work $200. 1999 Toyota Corolla,
A/C, auTo, good body, needs new motor
$500. 241-7390.

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this category please call 904-249-9033 or
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WE BUY Scrap Gold for Casji! Estate and
old jewelry, Rolexes. 241-1889.
or Real Estate. Fast closings.

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MOVING SALE- Saturday. 12/8, 8am,
1754 Oakbreeze Ln.. New pool table, bed-
room furn., outdoor furn., refrig., washer/
dryer, computer desk, Christmas decora-
tions & more.
LARGE YARD Sale. Many. household
items, furniture, girls & boys clothes, office
furniture. Sat., 8am-2pm: 1506 Sunset
HUGE MOVING Salel Everything must
gol Sat., 7:30am until. 11 Democracy Ct.
MOVING SALE! Saturday, 8am-5pm.
1178 18th St. N..
Lots of kitchen copper, cast iron, knives,
bar glass, unusual stuff & more. Free junk
fbr Flea Marketers. -Directions: 3rd St to
16th South (right) Roberts (left) Seab-
reeze (right) Fairway (right)'Quail (left)

SATURDAY 9AM-2PM, 826 N. 13th Ave.,
Big Sale, crib, collectibles,
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, toys,, small furni-
ture. Saturday, 8am-2pm, 10'16 1st St
FURNITURE (5 piece matching set), W/D,
acoustic guitar, Jax jazz posters, albums,
& misc., Sat., 9am-3pm; 801 2nd Ave. No.
THREE FAMILY, 115 34th Ave. So., Sat.,
8am-lpm. Furniture, glassware, lots for
everyone. Car trailer ramps. Rain or shine.

WASHERS & DRYER, excellent condition, FRI. & Sat., 8-2. Misc. household & com-
$150 & up Can deliver & guarantee, puter items, junior &,kids clothes, Weider-
874-1747. .pro Home Gym, handcrafted gemstone
-- -. -- necklaces (Fri. only), 1910 Penman Rd.

FOUR WHEELER, '06 Honda Rencon
650, 18 month warranty, auto/ manual, 2/4
WD, 110 hours, excellent condition,
$6000; four wheeler, '06 Polaris Sports-
man 700, 2/4 WD, auto, excellent condi-
tion, 18 month warranty, 90 hours, $7500;
'07 car trailer/ flat bed, tandem axle, new,
$1300; '07 Jacobson sod cutter, 24inch
6hp, 8 hours new, $3000. (904)651-8151

BIG SALE! Don't miss Lots of tools, mow-
ers, yard equipment, chest freezer. New
open utility trailer, Afghans, collectibles.
White wicker wardrobe. Saturday,-7am-?.
Rain date 12/15. 2006 Grove St.

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, accommo- A LITTLE of 'this, a little of that. Sat.,
dates 36" TV, $100 249-0622.am-2pm1015 2nd Street.
10am-2pm.'1015 2nd Street.

CARPET & upholstery cleaning machine,
"Rug Doctor", $199. Airless paint sprayer,
brand new, still in box, $199. (904)
TWIN BED w/mattress, portable bar, 75
gallon fish tank w/filter, table w/chairs,
couch. Call Mike 247-6793.
Entertainment Center, 52'Hx63"W, holds
to 32" TV $75. 246-6113.
LEAVING FLORIDA, everything must go!
Household, furn., remodeling tools,
LADIES NOSTALGIC purses: Betty Boop,
Marilyn, Elvis, Jane Russell, Audrey Hep-
burn. Nothing over $20. 249-3240 or

SATURDAY 8AM-NOON, 1849 Beachside
Court, Neighborhood garage sale.
MEGA GARAGE Salel. Selva Linkside,
Sat., 9am-5pm. 1660 Linkside Ct. No.
HUGE MOVING Sale.. Friday, Saturday.
2328 Oceanforest Dr. West 8am-4pm.
Antique Dressers; Full Home Office Suite;
New Sleeper Sofa; Scooters; Riding Lawn
Tractor and TONS MOREl Call 904-716-
SATURDAY 8-12, 1841 Ocean Grove Dr.
Baby items, carseats, highchair, living-
room furn., bikes.

17' CUSTOM Flats boat. 140hp Johnson,
fast; trolling motor, dual live wells and bat-
teries, aluminum float on trailer, $4000.
Boats, RV's, Trailers.
Starting at $70/mo.. 2781 Mayport Rd.
Near Wonderwood. Call 993-2222.
1999 BAYLINER 1800, 120hp, fish finder,
lots of extras, $6500, 610-7768.

DO WE have your gift?
4 GREAT work trucks ready to go. I have
2 Fords both 4 wheel drive, one diesel,
other gas w/heavy duty rack systems, one
is a flat bed. I also have 2 Chevrolet trucks
w/flat beds and heavy duty rack systems.
All trucks run great. Pricing starts at $5000
and up. Come by 751 1st Ave. South or
call 285-5756 for appointment. I am not a
dealer, just getting rid of some good
1992 DODGE 3rd row custom van runs
good, $1500 OBO 614-1001.
1989 DODGE Ram van, white; very good
condition, chrome rims, very good, tires,
$1400. Call Richie, (904)553-0342.

1996 CHEVY Monte Carlo Z34; brand
new condition, only 65K miles, one owner,
power' windows/ locks, cruise, Michelin
tires; ice cojd AC, $4700 offer, 887-9030.
1993 MAZDA Miata, 130K miles, red, 5
speed, $2250, 249-4489.
w/leather interior. Fully loaded, On-Star
equipped. Very clean and runs great.
51,400 miles. $9500. (904)246-7919.
1989 MAZDA 626LX, 4DR, 35,000 miles,
$1950 OBO, 233-4455.
FORD EXPEDITION 1998, Excellent con-
dition, all leather interior, power windows/
locks, 6 disc CD player, 3rd row seating,
very well maintained. Asking $7000. Call
992-6476, 864-4490.
DO WE have your gift?
moorechevy.coni ,
1990 red, sharp and sporty Chevy Cava-
lier, 107,000 miles, perfect inside and out,
sunroof, 5spd. .$4000. 249-8819.
1987 BMW convertible, $1000 OBO; Scott
or Gus, 270-2693.

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FREEfr PANASONIC' h e6one office co-" ,-.,I Al ,' I-
tern. Sharp, floor model, multi-function
copier w/ collater. Both good cond. You' SATURDAY, 8AM? 95 E. Dolphin Blvd.
pick up. 635-1055. Lots of-baby & fishing stuff!

IKEA KITCHEN Island, $150. Small kitch-
en island w/drop leaf, $75. White double
dresser, $75. 707-5640.
Choose & cut live trees from 2000 shaped
Cedar & Leyland Cypress: 1-1.0 West to
Hwy 125, exit at Glen St. Mary, go 12
miles North on Hwy 125. Watch for signs.
Rudolph's Christmas 'Tree Farm,
Creative Designer, unique one of a kind,
small sizes, prices $275 $500 (70% off
retail).Call 247-1391.
KINGSIZE BED w/mattress and frame
$200.-Antique Queensize bed, w/mattress
and boxsprings $150. Full-size couch
$200. Dining Room table, seats 6, (pub
style) $375. Nintendo Wii, never opened.
$450. (904)814-8151, (904)651-3842.
OAKWORKS CLASSIC Clinician Station-
ary Spa Table Great for salon or home
use. $800. (617)852-6586.
LITTLE TIKES Outdoor Playyard, great
condition. New $350, will sell for $100.
Outdoor Playhouse. New $100 will sell for
$50. Together $125. 825-8974.

KAWAI PIANO, Cherry Console in excel-
lent condition, 15 years old. $2000 OBO.
BACH TRUMPET w/ case, very good con-
dition, $350. 'Elecric -guitars (two) Epi-
phone, Les Paul Edition, yellow sunburst
color, excellent condition, 6 string, w/ hard
case $400. Ibanez Gio, minor repair $25.
Acoustic guitar, Ibanez 6 sting, good con-
dition $50, Amp: "line six", 12" 30 watt
many different effects $70. 246-6564.

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

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

MOVING SALE furniture and odds &
ends. Everything must go. Friday, Satur-
day, & Sunday' 9am-until, 12 Marlin Ave.
SATURDAY, 8-? Bar lights, furriiture, stuff
449 South Roscoe Bl'vd Ext.(By Bridge)

SATURDAY 8-1PM, 2244 Eagles Nest
Rd., Indian Springs Subd. off Atlantic.
SATURDAY, 12/8, 8am-2pm, 461 Cocka-
tiel Dr. Multi-family w/computer games,
electronics, toys and Christmas items. "No
early birds".

ESTATE SALEI Neptune Beach, Fri./ Sat
9am-5pm, Sun. 11am-2pm. 205 Spindrift
Lane, off Atlantic at Summer Sands. Fab-
ulous sale, house and garage full. Some
antiques, TV's, BR, LR, DR, kitchen, lots
of crystal, some sterling, clothes, leather
couch and loveseat, art, knick-knacks.
CUTE BUNGALOW with 60 + years of
goodies. Roseville pottery, birds by An-
drea, Lee Adams bird prints, mission style
loveseat, Indian rugs, jewelry in 14k, ster-
ling & costume, watches including an in-
teresting Tiffany. Lots of vintage_ china,
glass & pottery. Dining room set, room
size rugs; full bed, set of twin beds, mir-
rors, small chest of drawers, couch,
chairs, side tables, lamps, stereo compo-
nents. General household including kitch-
enware, washer dryer, garage goodies &
holiday. 2BR/1BA house & 91 Buick avail-
able. Friday & Saturday from 9 til 2. 1156
2nd Ave N., Jax Beach. Lots of parking I
Follow the pink signs
NEPTUNE BEACH, 716 Davis Street. En-
tertainment Centers, Daybed, Queen BR
Set, Dinette & Hutch, Misc. Furn., Books,
Kitchenware & Misc. Dec.8th Saturday,
8am-1 pm.

225hp Yamaha w/s/s prop. GPS, Fishfind-
er, VHF,' CD/ Stereo,.loadedl Custom
Load-Master Trailer only 6 months old.
$46,900 904-476-7621


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& A/C, FREE ESTIMATES; Duct Clean-
ings, Installs, Repairs. 10% off. Financing
Available. (904)880-7312.
PADGETT'S A/C & Heating, Inc. Family
owned and operated. When quality and
customer service are demanded call
588-5222 Financing available.
Free Estimates on replacements. License
CAC1814887. Credit cards accepted.

with new anti-allergen fabric rinse,
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.
LAUNDRY & HOUSE cleaning, errands,
pet/ house sitting, $10/hr. (904)247-7849.
HOLIDAY CLEANING, experienced, relia-
ble & references. Call Marsha 246-8077.
closets. Also sewing, landscaping. Refer-
ences. 221-0801.
BEACHES CLEANING. Residential, Com-
mercial; Move-in/ Move-out and Construc-
tion Cleaning. Weekly, Bi-weekly or
Monthly services provided. Call for free
estimate. 718-5471.

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



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SNYDER & Baker Electric. Residential,
commercial. Free estimates. Lic.
EC13003709 (904)237-3824.

WOOD Fence Installation. 35yrs Experi-
ence. Mick Outdoor Enterprises.

BEACH BOYS seasoned firewood. Nice
split oak. Small truck $50. Pickup or Deliv-
ery. Penman Road next to Terry's Country
Store. Call 759-1612.
THE WINTER and holiday seasons are
upon usl Be prepared, order now and get
free delivery 334-3157.
BEACH BOYS Firewood. Pickup or Deliv-
ery. Ranger Special $75. Call 759-1612.
FIREWOOD, FREE delivery or pickup, call
813-8838 or 838-5995.
By stack or truckload or cordwood. 907
6th Ave. So., Jax Beach (for pickup),
285-6427 or 249-3478 (for delivery).

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this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com
applications, house calls, training, repairs,
upgrades, websites, graphics Free phone.
tech. 904-249-3034 or email:

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

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

THE HOLIDAYS are here. Let us clean up
your yard, mulch, plants, trimming, what-
ever you need, 246-3444.



WINSOR LAWN Service, Inc. Competitive PAINTING
rates. Call Alan. 237-5301. PAINTING
re INTERIOR, Exlerior, Preparar;on, Applica-
S ED'S LAWNCARE tion. Home or Otfice Specially Painting
Dependable Quality Service. Reasonable available Quality work at reasonable
rates. 821-0737. prices. Free Estlmale Call 343-9057.

Total Lawn Maintenance. Clean-ups, Sod-
ding, Mulching, Re-planting. Free esti-
mates. 247-3344.
ENDLESS SUMMER Lawncare. Free esti-
mates. Professional customer service.
Mowing, edging, weeding, trimming- trees,
shrubs. Licensed & insured. Residential &
commercial. CALL US FIRSTI 270-2664.
Clean out plant beds, cut back old growth,
palm tree trimming, mulching, planting,
lawn maintenance & pressure washing,

Block & Brick Masonry. New construction,
additions, repairs. Licensed & Insured.

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 @ beachegleader.com

Safe roof cleaning. Spotless window
cleaning. Pressure washing. Licensed &
Insured. Call Kevin 994-0045.
Quality service. Affordable price.
Licensed/Insured Call 294-6116.

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pressure washing, drywall, texture, wall
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1. What Caribbean island was the setting for "
the 1973 film "The Harder They Come?"
2. What folk singer titled her 1968 autobiog-
raphy "Daybreak?"
3. What was the number of the Apollo mis-
sion that found pieces of Surveyor 3 on the
4. What comedian immortalized the line:
"Well, I'll be a dirty bird?"
5. What group was second only to the Beatles
in record sales in the '60s?
6. What TV family lived at 211 Pine Street,
Mayfield, U.S.A.?

7. What was the only crop that would grow in
8. What politician said: "I consider
Doonesbury one of my key political advisers?"
9. What cast member of "The Godfather"
appeared in the original Broadway production
of "Hair?"
1 10. What were the first names of The Blues
Trivia Time Answers
1. Jamaica; 2. Joan Baez; 3. 12; 4. George
Gobel; 5. The Supremes; 6. The Cleavers; 7.
Turnips; 8. Jerry Brown; 9. Diane Keaton; 10.
Jake 2and Elwood
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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your mind is
wandering as the week begins. That's because
you have your sights set on the holiday. Do
your best to concentrate on work so you have
nothing to worry about at week's end.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An unex-
pected business development is in your favor.
While this is a hectic time of year, you man-
age to balance everything quite nicely. This
weekend, some much needed rest is in order.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A friend can
be a great source of advice concerning a per-
sonal matter. Be sure to tend to last-minute
holiday chores. You.dQn't..Wk nt to get caught
short when the big day arrives.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You're pulled
in different directions this week. Friends' hol-
iday plans conflict with those of your family.
Choose wisely.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) This isn't the
time to reveal your work plans to co-workers.
Keep these to yourself. Later, you're able to
enjoy a fun-filled holiday.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Anything of a financial nature is favored this
week. Despite having spent money on gifts,
you still have a solid footing. Home interests
are the highlight of the weekend.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) The
beginning of the week is the time to answer
phone calls, e-mails, and all related work cor-
respondence. Get these out of the way quick-

ly. Later, you spend an enjoyable holiday
with family members.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 211
Someone you're not really close to surprises
you with a holiday gift. Accept this gracious-
ly. While unprepared, you can reciprocate at
another time.
SAGITTARIUS INovember 22 to December
21) Any work you do of a creative nature is
favored this week. Children are unusually
cooperative, which is no surprise. At this
time of year, you know what they're up to!
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19)
Nothing of importance really happens at
work this week. Everyone is firm
entrenched in holiday mode. Enjoy this lull
WHie it'lists ........
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)
You reach a favorable agreement with a big-
wig this week. This really frames your holi-
day mood. Feel free to celebrate your good
fortune along with the holiday.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You're
focused on finances this week. That's fine,
but don't let it become an obsession. If you
do, you'll ruin the holiday for those around
December 17; Katie Holmes, December 18;
Cicely Tyson, December 19; Anita Baker,
December 20; Ray .Rmano, December 21;
Hector Elizondo, December 22; Susan Lucci,
December 23.
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Timely Tips

FRESHEN UP Place cotton
balls that have been sprayed
with your favorite perfume in
your linen closet. Once they
are dry, place them in the cor-
ners and on the shelves or
even in your lingerie drawer.
You won't have to buy those
expensive odor eliminators if
you do this. Liz T.
a fabric softener sheet in the
bottom of your laundry bas-
ket (remember to change-it
weekly)..This will keep the
basket from getting that stale
odor and will also keep the
room where you keep your
dirty clothes smelling fresh.
Betty J.

have a low recurring pay-
ment, such as a low credit
card payment or car insur-
ance, pay double one month
and then make the regular
payment as usual. The result
is that you will always be a
month ahead, giving you a
cushion in case the mail is
late or something unexpected
happens. Vera B.
overstuff the fridge. Cold air
must be allowed to circulate
in the fridge to keep food
safe. Marilyn R.
intend to serve wine for your
holiday dinner, think about it
early. White wine should be

chilled for about two hours in
the refrigerator. Red wine
should be opened at least one
hour before it is needed so
that it can breathe. Irene L.
* *
Some of the earrings I wear
have caused my ear lobes to
break out, get itchy and turn
red. I find that by putting
clear nail polish on the backs
of th6se earrings, I am able to
still wear the earrings I really
like. After some use, I find I
need to reapply the polish. It
works greati.Lynn K.
Share your special Timely
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S ou Don'tSay

Dentists.have recommend-
ed that a toothbrush be kept
at least six feet away from a
toilet to avoid airborne parti-
cles resulting from the flush.
American chocolate manu-
facturers use about 1.5 billion
pounds of. milk, surpassed
only by the cheese and ice
cream industries.
A father Emperor penguin
withstands the Antarctic cold
for 60 days or more to protect
his eggs, which he keeps.on
his feet, covered with a feath-
ered flap.
Legally in the United
States, dessert wine refers to

wines of 14 percent alcohol or
Sleepwalking is hereditary.
Padunkle is the little
known brother of Padiddle,
the game in which you call
out cars that have a broken
headlight. Padunkle is used
when referring to a broken
San or santo is the Spanish
word for saint, as used in San
Francisco (honoring Saint
Francis) and San Diego (hon-
oring Saint Didacus).
The Reo Motor Car Co.
Ltd., was a United States-

based company which pro-
duced automobiles and trucks
from 1905 to 1975, Reo was
founded by Ransom E. Olds
in August, 1904 (the name of
the founder also lived on in
the Oldsmobile).
In Boise, Idaho's 1985 may-
oral election, Mr. Potatohead
received four write-in votes.
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When high speed trains
pass each other, they must
slow down or they will break
their windows. The passing
trains produce a low-pressure
area between them that can
actually pull the glass out of
the frames.
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Pier Dance is an

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Baystreet, community

The 10th Annual Pier Dance to ben-
efit B.E.A.M. will be held Dec. 11 at the
historic Casa Marina Hotel &
Restaurant, 691 1st St. N. Jacksonville
Admission is at least one unwrapped
toy and non-perishable (like canned)
food item.
First seating is at 6 p.m. Dinner is
ordered from a special menu.
The band BayStreet will play around
7 p.m.and be joined by the school chil-
dren near the end of the first set. The

second seating will be at 8 p.m. Those
diners already there can stay.
BayStreet will play a second set of
dance tunes and dinner will be avail-
able during the second set, and the bar
will remain open.
Call 270-0025 for renovations.
The dance tradition began ten years
ago and the dance was held atop the
former oceanfront pier at 6th Avenue
South. It was relocated
indoors when the pier was demolished
and a new pier was built at 4th Avenue

Free holiday party for all children

The 3rd Annual Beaches Holiday
Party for kids takes place Saturday
December 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at
the field outside of the Beaches Boys
& Girls Club at 820 Seagate Ave,
Neptune Beach.
This FUN and completely free
event includes 25 Beaches businesses
and organizations, including Winn
Dixie, Publix, Beaches Baptist Medical
Center, Fletcher High School, the
Exchange Club, and others who will
provide activities, music, crafts,

games and hot dogs, hot chocolate,
and more.
The Jacksonville Beach Police K-9
unit will be doing demonstrations,
there will be a DJ. playing Christmas
favorites and Santa will be arriving on
an antique firetruck. Free Santa pic-
tures will also be taken.
All children are invited and
encouraged to attend. All activities
are free for children and adults.
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Holly Ball
The black tie Holly Ball, major
fundraiser for the Ponte Vedra
Woman's Club, will be held Dec. 7 at
TPC Sawgrass. Money raised goes to
local charities. The event begins at 7
p.m. with cocktails; dinner starts at 8
p.m. The cost is $125 per person. There
will be tables of eight or 10. The
evening will have a holiday theme,
along with silent and live auctions.
Contact Margaret Lane at 280-0871 or
Fran Shields at 285-6108 for reserva-

First Artist Member Holiday
The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra
Beach, 50 Executive Way, holds its first
Artist Member Holiday Exhibition from
Dec. 7-Jan. 12. Opening night Dec. 7,
from 6:30-8 p.m., will be free to the
community. For information, visit

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

Children are invited to the Adele
Grage Theatre in Atlantic Beach for a
holiday party from 2-6 p.m Dec. 8.
Activities are provided for the kids,
who are supervised by city staff while
parents take time to shop in Town

Holiday Regatta of Lights
The 27th annual Holiday Regatta of
Lights will be held in St. Augustine at 6
p.m. Dec. 8. Visitors and residents may
view the boat parade, along the entire
Avenue de Menendez bayfront and sea-
wall, from the grounds of the fort, the
Bridge of Lions and from the eastern
shore of the bay. For information, call
the St. Augustine Yacht Club at 824-
9725 or visit www.sayc2000.com.

Holiday Sing-Along
A Holiday Sing-Along will be held
from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 8 in Bull Memorial
Park. The event is free. Cookies and
light refreshments will be served. There-
will also be a snow machine and visit
from Santa.

Sugar Plum Fantasies
Children will be treated to a morning
at Roy's, 2400-101 S. 3rd St.,
Jacksonville Beach, at 11 a.m. Dec. 8.
Children will be able to create their
own Hawaiian gingerbread house with
the help of Roy's pastry chef. The cost
is $25 per child. For information, call

Holiday for Jazz
A "Holiday for Jazz" concert will be
held Dec. 8 in the Palms Presbyterian
Church Sanctuary, 3410 3rd St.,
Jacksonville Beach. Call 246-6427 for

St. Augustine's City Hall, also the home of Lightner Museum, showcases the beauty of the city's 19th century architecture
when highlighted with displays for the Nights of Lights. The Oldest City is decorated for the holidays with thousands of
white lights.

St. Johns County Festival of Trees
The third annual St. Johns County
Festival of Trees runs to Dec. 9 at the
County Convention Center, adjacent
to the Renaissance Resort at World Golf
Village. The event, free and open to the
public, showcases trees and wreaths
decorated by businesses, organizations,
families and friends in the community.
The festival is open daily from 9 a.m.-9
p.m. and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. the final
day, Dec. 9. Trees will be part of a silent
auction, with all proceeds raised going
directly to two St. Johns County-based
charities. For information on the
Festival of Trees or to obtain a commit-
ment form, call 940-4010 or go to

Tree of Lights
The Baptist Medical Center Beaches
Auxiliary is holding its 17th annual
"Tree of Lights" starting Dec. 12. Each
$5 donation lights one light and signi-
fies a gift in memory or in honor of
loved ones. The money from this proj-
ect will be used for the remodeling of
the main lobby at Baptist Medical
Center Beaches. The tree lighting cere-

mony will be held at 12 p.m. Dec. 12.

The Christmas Story
"The Christmas Story" will be pre-
sented at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at Isle of Faith
United Methodist Church, 1821 San
Pablo Road, Jacksonville. Call 221-7000
for information.

8th Annual Sterling's Birthday
Sterling Joyce Jr., maitre d' at the
Casa Marina Hotel, invites Beaches res-
idents to celebrate his birthday at a
party to benefit H.E.R.O.E.S. The party
will be held from 6-10 p.m. Dec. 12 at
the Casa Marina, 691 1st St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. Those attending
are asked to bring a gift of canned
goods or an unwrapped toy for a child
aged 4-14. There will be a BBQ dinner,
for which the cost is $15; silent auc-
tion, fashion show by J.Crew, mascots
from the Jacksonville Jam and an enter-
tainment lineup that includes, among
others, Teddy Washington. For infor-
mation or to learn more about
H.E.R.O.E.S., call its executive director,
Melinda Morgan Spires, at 904-241-
6035 or email


A Bethlehem Visit
"A Bethlehem Visit," Ponte Vedra
Presbyterian Church's recreation of the
town of Bethlehem at the time of Jesus'
birth, will be open from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Dec. 13-15. The church is located at
4510 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra.
Call the church office at 285-8225 for
parking and shuttle service for the

Santa Open House/Fundraiser
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife
Sanctuary, 1860 Starratt Road,
Jacksonville, will hold its Santa Open
House/Fundraiser from 12-6 p.m. Dec.
15. Santa and his elves will be available
for photos, and lions, tigers, cougars,
leopards, foxes and serval will be on
view. Tours are $10 per person for 7
years and older, $5 for ages 3-6, and
free for ages 2 and younger. Call 757-
3603 for information.


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Holiday activities offered throughout the season
- HOLIDAYS, from 3

Teddy Bear Christmas
Breakfast with Santa and the Care
Bears from 8-10 a.m. Dec. 15, followed
by a free meet and greet until 1 p.m.
Breakfast is $9.99 per person. Call 249-
9784 for details.

Lessons and Carols Worship Service
Palms Presbyterian Church, 3410 3rd
St. S., Jacksonville Beach, will have
Lessons and Carols Worship Services at
11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 16. A con-
temporary version will be presented at
the 5:30 p.m. service.

Atlantic Beach Toy Drive
The Atlantic Beach Holiday Toy Drive
will be held through Dec. 20. A chil-
dren's party will be held from 10 a.m.-2
p.m. Dec. 22 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 infor-

12 Days of Christmas
The 12 Days of Christmas will be
observed from Dec. 20-31 at Adventure
Landing. Each day, Adventure Landing
will offer a daily special on attractions in
celebration of the holidays.

Santa Claus Parade
Santa Claus will parade through the
streets of Neptune Beach, starting at City
Hall, 116 First Street, at 9 a.m. Dec. 22. If
interested in having him come by a

Balloon drops welcome in the New Year. The above drop was at Adventure

home, call Terry Klein at 270-2400,
extension 31.

Handcrafted Ornament Show
The eighth annual Handcrafted
Ornament Show will run through Dec.
24 at First Street Gallery, 216-B First
Street, Neptune Beach. For information,
call 241-6928 or visit www.firststreet-

Holiday Camp Programs
The Guana Tolomato Matanzas
National Estuarine Research Reserve will
offer several kids' and family activities
from Dec. 27 through Jan. 3. Admission
is $2 for adults, $1 for children 10 to 17,
and free for children under 10. Nature
hikes are $3 per vehicle. The center is
located at 505 Guana River Road, Ponte
Vedra Beach. Call 823-4500 for reserva-
tions or information.

Noon Year's Eve
Noon Year's Eve will be celebrated Dec.
31 at Adventure Landing. From 10 a.m.-
2 p.m., kids 12 and under can enjoy All-
U-Can-Play go-karts, miniature golf and
laser tag. At noon, in celebration of the
New Year, all youngsters can participate
in a balloon drop, and all balloons are
filled with prizes.

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.

Teddy Bear Thursdays
Teddy Bear Thursdays are held from 10
a.m.-l p.m. Thursday at theJacksonville
Beach Adventure Landing. Children get
to pick out an "animal skin" from the
Teddy Bear Factory, stuff it and name it.
The child's new animal friend also
receives a birth certificate. Kids also get
to participate in coloring activities and
ride the Wacky Worm family roller coast-
er. For every stuffed animal purchased
from Adventure Landing's Teddy Bear
Factory through Dec. 19, Adventure
Landing will donate a new stuffed ani-
mal to Toys for Tots.


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Business created to deliver Santa to your doorstep early

Another option to standing in line for Santa

When Santa stopped by for a
Christmas visit, Jamie Sausville and
her brothers were delighted as chil-
Now, she and other members of her
family have decided to offer Beaches
and West Beaches families the same
opportunity by providing a home
Santa service.
R & S East Coast Investments, a
Jacksonville-based company, will
arrange for Santa to come to a home
to read children a story and pose for
pictures, according to Sausville, one

of the owners of the service available
for a fee.
"We thought of how much we
loved it," she said.
Visits range from 15 to 30 minutes
and Santa will read "The Night Before
Christmas" unless otherwise speci-
fied, according to Sausville. Spanish
speaking Santas are also available.
Parents can have Santa pick up and
wrap a specified gift for a $10 service
fee or they can meet with him prior
to the visit with a gift ready for dis-
tribution, Sausville said.
All "Santas" have had a background
check and have some type of "drama"

"They are in character the entire
time," Sausville said. "He's pretty
She also said that Santa parks sever-
al houses away so no surprises are
This is the first year the family-
based company has offered the serv-
ice and plans are to continue next
"We've had such a good response,"
said Sausville.
Santa is available by reservation
until Dec. 24 and is also available for
office parties. For information visit

Santa Claus
parades in NB
Santa Claus will parade
through the streets of Neptune
Beach, starting at City Hall, 116
First Street on Dec. 22 at 9 a.m..
Residents interested in having
him come by their homes, may
contact Terry Klein at 270-2400
ext. 31.

Santa Sightings:
*Santa will be at Turner Ace Hardware, sponsored by the Jacksonville Beach Police Department,
784 Marsh Landing Parkway, Jacksonville Beach Dec. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sawgrass Village, Dec. 7 and 8, Santa and Mrs.Claus will visit with children.
Holiday Sing-A-Long, Bull Park in Atlantic Beach, Dec. 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Santa will join
in the festivities.
The Boys & Girls Club, 820 Seagate Ave., Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Santa will arrive on a
fire truck and be available for pictures. There will also be refreshments, holiday crafts and cookie
decorating. For more information contact B.E.A.M. at 241-7437.

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Kimi (left) and Chris Lutz hold their 13-month-old daughter Halley at a recent
holiday festival at the TPC Clubhouse, which opened in May. About a dozen
decorated trees are located around the club, providing backdrops for many
families taking holiday photographs.

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Snow and Ice in Forecast
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland
and will be that way through Jan. 6.
*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 will be offered Dec.
7 and Dec. 10-14) and each night from 6-10 p.m. It'll cost $8 to skate and $2 to rent
skates. Call 904-471-1965 to schedule private or group lessons.
*Theatre: Theatre Saint Augustine presents its original adaptation of O'Henry's
"Gift of the Magi." The presentation 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.
*Snow: It will snow every night at 9 p.m. Magic snow can be purchased to throw
at one another
*Sleigh Rides: $10 for adults and $4 for children. Sleighs glide past Southern Red
Cedar, Magnolia and Oak trees adorned in holiday lights with views of Notina's
*North Pole Visit: Santa will chitchat about elves, gifts and cookies and be avail-
able for visits from 3-7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 23.
*Elf Village: Who can build the best elf house? Contestants can showcase an elf
house in the elf village. Creative freedom is encouraged. Houses are 8x10 feet with
a 4-foot door.
*Holiday Shopping Shoppers can meet featured artisans, browse unique products,
pick up holiday decorations and have fun while completing a holiday shopping list.
*Good tastes and smells: Fire pits for smores, hot chocolate, apple cider, home-
made cookies and a wide variety of food and holiday treats will be available
throughout "Winter Wonderland "
*Community: "Winter Wonderland" will host free events at 6 p.m on the fol-
lowing days.
Tuesdays-Dec 11 and and Dec 18: Storytelling with Kaye Burns (St. Johns
County Public Library event)
Thursday-Dec. 13: Sholt Story Contest (St. Augustine Record event)
Wednesday-Dec 26: Kwaiza Celebration with Xhabbo (St. Johns County Public
Library event)
Thuisday-Jan 3* Mark Allan Magician (St. Johns County Public Library event)
Winter Wonderland family passes are $60 and include 10 skating passes. Winter
Wonderland is sponsored by the Tourist Development Council, WSOS and St. Johns
County Public Library System. The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is at 1340C A1A
For information, visit www staugamphitheatre.com or call 904- 471-1965.

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When others

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Stringing lights on your
roof, home and trees can be
a daunting task. An Atlantic
Beach based company, Just
Johnson, is taking the has-
sle out of hanging holiday
"The biggest problem peo-
ple run into is they've got to
make sure they have the
proper amount of wattage
on a breaker," said owner
Mike Johnson, an irrigation
contractor. "What we sug-
gest is to get a designated
outlet or two outlets on
their own breaker."
Just Johnson charges


Professional holiday lighting is gaining favor In both commercial and residential sectors.

$4.75 per foot for roof line
which includes the cost of
the lights, timer cords and
taking the lights down. The
customers then own the
lights so after the first year
the cost is half the price to
install and take down the
lighting. He bids bushes, and

trees out individually
depending on the size but
said a palm tree could run
anywhere from $50 to $125
.to light.
"We wrap each bottom
branch and then come
through the top," he said.
"I actually took a class in

Texas to learn how to do it."
Johnson's primary busi-
ness is installing irrigation
systems. He started doing
lighting three years ago
when his wife, Sharon, saw
holiday lighting in one of
his contractor books as a
way to make extra money

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year for the irrigation busi-
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Popularity of pros grows

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Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass, Serenata Beach Club,
Jacksonville Golf and Country Club, the Plantation and individual
homes throughout the Beaches and Ponte Vedra.
"I don't know if it's a trend or not. We have a lot of customers
who used to put the lights up themselves," Johnson said. "They
don't feel like climbing up on their roof anymore but they still
want the lights."
The Atlantic Beach business is not the only company offering to
string up the holiday lights.
According to Brandon Stephens, director of marketing for
Christmas Decor, Inc., home and business owners are now looking
at alternative options for their decorating so they can have the
winter wonderland look without all the fuss that comes along with
"More and more people are "hiring out" getting holiday decorat-
ing professionals to help them with their decorating solutions. It's
easier, more efficient, makes sense, and it really is the best way to
go," Stephens said. "We have seen, hands-on, the huge demand in
the industry and how beneficial it has been to our customers."
According to Franchise News, the holiday lighting and decorat-
ing industry is bigger than ever and growing at a very fast pace.
Time-starved consumers spent over $200 million last year on dec-
orating services during the holidays and there has been over 800
percent growth in the past six years, a recent report said. Although
holiday decorating companies have been around for several years,
people are beginning to realize the huge benefits they provide,
Stephens added.
Christmas Decor focuses primarily on exterior decorating servic-
es offering customized lighting displays, garlands, wreaths and
bows. The business is part of a franchise system that has been dec-
orating homes and businesses since 1986, providing services annu-
ally to over 50,000 properties nationwide.
According to Stephens, professional, high quality lighting dis-
plays requires thought to design and installation.

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annual presentation

Nutcracker performance takes center stage at Fletcher High

The Beaches Nutcracker, under East
Coast Ballet artistic director Mindi
Mende, takes the Fletcher Auditorium
stage at 7 p.m. Dec. 15.
The top tier of tickets, at $30, has
been sold out. Still available are all
other levels: $25, $20, $17, $15 and
$10. Group discounts also are offered.
For information, call 241-1266.
Fletcher High School is at 700
Seagate Ave., Neptune Beach.
East Coast Ballet, established 10
years ago, is a non-profit organization.
It began as First Coast Ballet in a small
room off the sanctuary of Beaches
Chapel Church in Neptune Beach-
Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church
became a second location.
Five years ago, East Coast Ballet set-
tled in at 1401 Penman Road in
Jacksonville Beach, but is looking to
expand again. Mende said she envi-
sions a performing arts center, to
include theater, at the Beaches.
The buildup for Beaches Nutcracker
began with three East Coast Ballet
summer dance camp intensive. The
final of the three, Nutcracker
Intensive, included pointe and pre-
pointe levels over a five-day period.
Three camp intensive will be offered
next summer.

A troupe of Beaches dancers will perform Nutcracker this year, as they did last year, under director Mindi Mende. The
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Decorating for

If you are like most families,
you probably have a few boxes
of favorite ornaments that you
unpack and proudly display
year after year.
As you hang every last Santa
and snowman, you also make
room for new ornaments.
According to a new survey by
Unity Marketing, approximately
80 percent of American house-
holds will deck their halls.
Most individuals will also be
adding a few new pieces to their
existing ornament and collec-
tions, just to keep up with
what's currently in style.
This year, that would be a
return to old world charm with
dynamic colors like sapphire,
ruby red and citrine embellished
with metallics. There will also be
an emphasis on patterns and
textures with glitter, beads and
etchings; and such icons as
birds, pine cones, winter foliage
and berries, says Susan
Atchison, trend manager for Jo-
Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.

Decor Ideas
Whether you are hosting a
large holiday party or a quiet
gathenng with close family and
friends, here are some quick and
easy decorating ideas that will
surely add a festive feel to your
Spray garland with white and
silver glitter to give it a sugar-
coated vintage look and hang it
on your staircase rail or fireplace
Repetition helps to highlight
your holiday theme. Use poin-
settias or hydrangea in your
tree, garlands, fill large glass hur-
ricanes or accent other center-
pieces, tuck around photo
frames, candles etc. Use your
favorite item, holly, flowers,
pinecones, ornaments the key
is to use these items throughout
your home.
Evoke the senses with the
smell of home baking and a wel-
coming feel bur candles with
scents like cinnamon, pumpkin
Decorate with beads. Wrap
the lower portion of pillar can-
dles with colorful strung beads
for a glitzy look or create beauti-
ful beaded ornaments to coordi-
nate with holiday colors.
Use your favonte fabric to
wrap around the base of your
tree instead of using a tradition-
al tree skirt.
Make colorful) festive, place-
cards for your holiday dinner
with sheets of festive scrapbook
Sew or wrap pillows in holi-
day fabrics to scatter on the sofa
and chairs for quick holiday

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Boats and docks will be lit
along the Intracoastal
Waterway in Palm Valley Dec.
8 for the annual Palm Valley
Boat and Light Parade.
New this year is a "Sunday
Stroll," a flotilla along the
parade route the day after the
parade to give more spectators
a chance to view the decorated
The parade, which has pub-
lic viewing under the Palm
Valley bridge, at LuLu's
Waterfront Grille, 301 N.
Roscoe Blvd., and at Barbara
Jeans at 15 S. Roscoe, is billed
as "Palm Valley's Christmas
card to the world."
More than 30 boats of vari-
ous sizes, configurations and
decoration theme gather just
south of the Palm Valley bridge
and begin their slow trek
northward about 6:30 p.m.
Judges stationed at specified
locales along the Intracoastal
judge the boats' decorations,
and judges on the boats judge
the docks' decorations. There
are prizes for both boats and

docks, not the least of which
are bragging rights.
The holiday tradition began
in the early 1990s with six
boats and has blossomed into a
highly anticipated event with
up to 35 boats, which travel as
far north as Marsh Landing.
Many residents along the
Intracoastal use the Saturday
boat parade as the entertain-
ment highlight of holiday par-
Every boat entered in the
parade will get a. prize, and
special prizes will be given to
top winners in categories such
as best overall, best vessel over
30 feet, best vessel under 30
feet and best sailboat.'
This year, "Sunday Stroll"
invites boaters to retrace the
parade route, taking in the
lights of the decorated docks
and waterfront homes.
Participants are asked to
boat responsibly, without cre-
ating any wake.
Docks are to be lit up by 6
p.m., and boats are die to
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A local bakery offers family
fun nights throughout
December where participants
can build gingerbread houses.
Cinotti's Bakery in
Jacksonville Beach will host
its eighth annual family fun
nights where individuals or
groups can build a ginger-
bread house for $55.
The event is held every
Friday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 7
p.m. in December and reser-
vations are required, accord-
ing to Melissa Folette, one of
the owners.
"We provide everything.
All they need to bring is the
fun," she said.
Bakery staff will provide
participants with all supplies,
including unlimited white,'
red and green icing, a various
assortment of candy and a
large gingerbread house
which fits on a 14 inch board,
according to Folette.
Participants can have their
houses boxed and sprinkled
with snow if they desire to
take home without worrying
about cleanup, Folette said.
Folette recommended mak-
ing reservations as early as
possible since weekends book
up quickly, she said.
However, Cinotti's also pro-
vides take-home gingerbread
kits for $55 that include sup-
Larger groups can also
request private functions, but
a minimum of 10 houses is
required and the bakery shop
cannot be reserved for Fridays
and Saturdays, Folette said.
For reservations or more
information call 246-1728
Cinotti's is located at 1523
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The 2007 Gingerbread House Extravaganza
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headquarters, located at the Old St. Andrew's
Episcopal Church across the street from the
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena at 317
A. Phillip Randolph Blvd.
The event is a fundraiser for Rotary. The
Rotary Club of South Jacksonville sponsors
the event along with the Rotary Club of
Jacksonville-Oceanside, of Bartram Trail, of
Mandarin, and of North Jacksonville.
The event features gingerbread houses built
by area country club chefs, bakeries, archi-
tects and various organizations competing for
various skill-based awards. Over the years,
gingerbread structures have varied from tradi-
tional to contemporary, many built to resem-
ble 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 hosting a
Victorian Christmas event next door at the
Merrill House Museum.
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Religious Programs

Advent, Christmas, and Chanukah Services and Events
*Please send information about upcoming events and service times
to religion@beachesleader.com or fax to 249-1501.

December 7
The Sisterhood of Beth El Synagogue will host a Community
Chanukah Dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for
children age 6 and older. RSVPs are required. The synagogue
address is 288 N. Roscoe Blvd. in Ponte Vedra; call 273-9100.

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-
A 50th Anniversary Fine Arts Event, Holiday for Jazz, will be at
7:30 p.m. in the Palms Presbyterian Church 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-
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.
Reservations can be made by calling 221-7000. There will also be
an opportunity to have a photograph taken with Santa and Mrs.
Claus. The church is at 1821 San Pablo Road in Jacksonville.
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.
A. tour of seven historic churches in downtown Jacksonville
will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. A guide at each church will high-
light the architecture and history of each building. Tickets are $5
and may be purchased the day of the event at the Main Library.
Free parking is available at the First Baptist Church #1 parking lot
and the Duval Street Garage with library validation. A portion of
ticket sales will benefit Emergency Services and Homeless
The 12th Annual Christ Church Nutcracker will be presented
at 6 p.m. in the Lazarra Theatre at the University of North
Florida. Tickets are available from www.missfelicia.com. For
information call the church office at 285-6127.

December 9
The holiday musical, "Cookin' Up Christmas", will be present-
ed 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 12
"The Christmas Story" will be presented at 7 p.m by the
Children's Sunday School and Bible Groups at Isle of Faith
United Methodist Church. The church address is 1821 San Pablo
Road in Jacksonville.

December 13, 14, 15
A Bethlehem Visit, Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church's recre-
ation of the town of Bethlehem at the time of Jesus birth, will be
open from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The church address is 4510 Palm
Valley Road in Ponte Vedra Free parking and shuttle service is
available from the TPC parking lot. For information call the
church office at 285-8225.

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

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

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Worship Service Eucharist
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Rev. Gary Blaylock, Vicar
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407 Third Street
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1252 Oeanfront &Seagae, eptune Beacht
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Traditional Services 8:00 & 9:00 am
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CelebratsonPraise 11:00 am
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Rev. Dana A. Brones, Pastor
Phone: 249-5418
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Sunday School 9:45 am.
Adult Bible Classes 9:45 a.s.
Sunday School for all ages 9:00 a.m.
Worship Service 10:15 am.
Youth Fellowship 11:30 a.m.
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The Senior Connection at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic
Church will hold a Christmas Potluck Luncheon and Concert
at 10 a.m. in the church's Cultural Center. The Singers by the
Sea will perform. Please bring a dish to share; desserts will be
provided. The church is at 545 SR A1A in Ponte Vedra. For
information call the church office at 285-2698.

December 15
The adult choir of First Baptist Church of Atlantic Beach will
present "The Love of God at Christmas" at 4 p.m. at Fleet
Landing. For information call the church office at 246-4341.
Christ Episcopal Church's annual Christmas House Tour will
be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $30 and include tours of
five homes, a light luncheon, and an opportunity to partici-
pate in a drawing for gift baskets. Proceeds benefit the Christ
Church Charitable Foundation. Tickets may be purchased in
advance or on the day of the event at the church office at 400
San Juan Drive in Ponte Vedra; call 285-7390 for information.
The Adult Choir, Orchestra, and Drama Ministry of Kernan
Blvd. Baptist Church will present the musical drama, "Be Not
Afraid" at 3 p.m. The church is at 4000 Kernan Blvd. in
Jacksonville; for information call 641-4588.

December 16
Palms Presbyterian Church will have Lessons and Carols
Worship Services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The
Chancel Choir, Chancel Bells, and the Children's Choir will
join members of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra to tell
the Christmas Story through Scripture and Music. A contem-
porary version will be presented by the Sunset Music Team at
5:30 p.m.
The adult choir of First Baptist Church of Atlantic Beach will
present "The Love of God at Christmas." The church is at 1050
Mayport Road in Atlantic Beach; call 246-4341for information.
The Adult Choir, Orchestra, and Drama Ministry of Kernan
Blvd. Baptist Church will present the musical drama, "Be Not
Afraid" at 6 p.m. The church is at 4000 Kernan Blvd. in
Jacksonville; for information call 641-4588.
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church will host a holiday party for
senior citizens at 3 p.m. The church is at 1801 Beach Blvd. Call
249-4575 for information.
The Christmas Cantata, "Tidings of Comfort and Joy," will be
held at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Isle of Faith Methodist
Church. The church is at 1821 San Pablo Road in Jacksonville.
A nursery for infants will be available.

December 21
Oak Harbor Baptist Church will be walking through the Oak
Harbor neighborhood singing Christmas Carols. Meet at the
church at 2765 SR A1A in Atlantic Beach at 6:30 p.m. All are
welcome to join in the singing.

December 25
The Mission House Christmas Dinner will be held at 1 p.m.
at St. Paul's Catholic Church. The dinner is free and open to
anyone in need of a Christmas meal. Volunteers are needed to
help serve and to donate food. Contact Max at 285-7850 to
volunteer, The church is at 5th Street and 1st Avenue North in
Jacksonville Beach.

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Several charities seek help

from community this season




A beggar is depicted by a volunteer at a past "A Bethlehem
Visit" behind Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church on Palm
Valley Road. Visitors are asked to wear comfortable shoes
to tour the 8,000-square-foot marketplace.

'Bethlehem Visit' is trip

to market and Nativity

A Bethlehem Visit 2007 will be held Dec. 14, 15, and 16
at Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church on Palm Valley Road,
Ponte Vedra Beach.
The Christmas story will come to life behind Ponte Vedra
Presbyterian Church with an 8,000-square-foot recreation
of a bustling marketplace at the time of the birth of Jesus.
Visitors will get the chance to stroll through Bethlehem as
it might have been on the night of Jesus' birth. Comfortable
walking shoes are recommended. There is no charge, but
donations are welcome.
The town will be filled with a cast of more than 200 per-
sons and a number of live animals, with the humans por-
traying local townspeople, merchants and craftsmen.Goods
and wares are traded in the marketplace, and the live ani-
mals may be petted.
The event is staged each day from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Free parking with frequent shuttles is available at Davis
Park, located about a mile west of the Palm Valley bridge off
County Road 210, and at the TPC parking lot on Palm
Valley Road just west of State Road A1A.
Wheelchairs and golf carts are available to help visitors
who need assistance. Call 285-8225 or visit the church's
web site (www.pvpc.com).
Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church is located 2.5 miles west
of A1A at 4510 Palm Valley Road.

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With Christmas only a few weeks away, local
organizations are preparing to help make this
a Merry Christmas for Beaches residents in
"I've never seen it so- busy," said Kathy
Maloney, who has been Office Manager at
Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM)
for over three years.
There is a need for financial assistance to
families, especially those in danger of eviction,
and for food and food stamps.
There are also "a lot of homeless moms with
kids," she said.
BEAM is supported by several Beaches
churches and other donors. Year round, the
agency provides financial and housing assis-
tance. It also maintains a stocked pantry for
emergency food needs.
BEAM provided about double the number of
Thanksgiving food baskets to clients this year
than they did last year, said Maloney.
Last year, BEAM distributed 4,000 Christmas
gifts to area children and is now collecting
holiday gifts for this year.
Many area churches and others help BEAM
by collecting gifts or donating in other ways for
the holidays, she said.
For information about helping BEAM, call
the agency's office at 241-2326.
"The St. Vincent de Paul Society works close-
ly with BEAM," said Corky Heft, President of
the organization.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society is an interna-
tional Catholic lay organization that helps
Beaches residents regardless of church affilia-
St. Paul's Catholic Church and Our Lady Star
of the Sea Catholic Church provide the majori-
ty of the financial support for the organization,
she said.
From her experience at the St. Vincent de
Paul Society, Heft said that she has seen that
the needs of Beaches families have gotten more
Rent and utility bills are up, gas is higher,
and there is a lack of reasonably priced child
Families that would have had two incomes
are struggling because they can't afford to pay
for childcare or for the gas to get to their job,
she said.
In past years, $50 to $75 from the St. Vincent
de Paul Society would have been been enough
to help struggling families. Now, it takes clos-
er to $300 to $500, said Heft.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society also distrib-
utes food baskets every Thanksgiving.
Their annual Christmas giving tree at St.
Paul's Catholic Church was set up on
Thanksgiving weekend.
Members of the church donate the gifts
which are distributed to people who have been
clients of the St. Vincent de Paul Society in the
past year, said Heft..
In 2006, 864 gifts were collected and dis-
tributed and about the same number will be
needed this year.
Groups or individuals who are also interested
in helping can contact the St. Vincent de Paul
office at 246-5240.

Atlanto Beach Holiday Toy Drive continues through Dec 20
with a children's party on Dec. 22 at Donner Park to distribute
gifts. New toys can be dropped ofa at the Atlantic Beach Fire
Station, 800 Seminole Road, from Nov. 24 through Dec. 20
Only new toys can be accepted For more iformalion call
A Holiday Gift Tree s for 30 children in Atlan Beach who
need holiday presents. Anyone wishing to padicipate can
choose a child and be their "Secret Santa The tree is locat-
ed at the Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Boulevard
Visit dunng business hours, weekdays from 8 a.m. until 5
pm., except between noon and Ip
Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM) is looking
for community members for BEAM's "Adopt-a-family"
Christmas program. Many families already have been adopt-
ed, but about 50 families remain wailing for individuals,
businesses or groups to commit to gf-giving for a particular
family Last year, BEAM distributed about 4,000 toys that
were collected from the community Anyoe interested n
adopting a family can call 241-7437
RE/MAX Specialists is sponsoring a food drive through
December 14 to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of
Northeast Flonda. RE/MAX Non-penshable food and non-
food items may be dropped off at any o the bunsess's four
locations, including the Beaches office at 233 61h Ave N.,
Jacksonville Beach, Suggested items are canned meats
(tuna, chicken, ham, etc), canned oups, stews, and vegeta-
bles, condiments, nee and pasta, diapers, toothpaste, sham-
poo and conditioner, soap, deodorant, and paper products
such as facial tissue, toilet paper, paper plates, napkins, and
One of the ways they might help is to adopt
a family for the holidays, said Heft.
There is also a continuing need for grocery
store gift certificates and furniture donations
The furniture ministry makes calls every day
of the week helping families who may not have
the basic household necessities, she said.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society also works
with Navy families throughout the year, often
in the area of furniture for newborns, she said.
During the holiday, the USO Mayport Office
provides special help for Navy families in addi-
tion to the services offered on a regular basis.
"The USO does an amazing job for the Navy
community," said Mayport Naval Station
Chaplain Phil Wyrick,
Navy families are nominated to receive holi-
day food baskets by their command leadership;
the master chief, the ombudsman, or the com-
mand chaplain, said Wendy Layton-Pollack,
Center Director for the USO Mayport Office.
Two hundred forty five families were nomi-
nated to receive Thanksgiving food baskets this
"Considering that we don't have the
Kennedy, the need is higher. We still have the
same amount of people (who need help)," she
The USO also has a Christmas giving tree at
the Navy Exchange. The goal is to provide a
Christmas gift for 400 children from Navy fam-
ilies, said Layton-Pollack.
The public is welcome to come to the
Exchange to select an ornament and donate a
gift for a child. The Exchange is at 2292
Mayport Road in Atlantic Beach.
Several area schools, civic organizations, and
church groups have already volunteered to help
with the USO holiday effort, she said. .
Contact the USO at 246-3481 for information
about other ways to help.

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